114w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared a PS3 Q&A with Patrick Liu at DICE today on Battlefield 3 for the PS3 console, covering everything from fistfights to vehicle upgrades below!
To quote: Earlier this week, I was treated to a new demo of the rapidly approaching military shooter Battlefield 3, which promises to raise Battlefield's sprawling formula to soaring new heights.
After watching a 10-minute demo of the game's campaign running on PS3, I secured a few minutes with DICE Producer Patrick Liu to address some questions from PlayStation community members...plus a few of my own!
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PlayStation Blog: There are a lot of military shooters these days. What's the biggest thing Battlefield 3 is bringing to the table?
Patrick Liu: It's a number of things. For a very long time, the core pillars of Battlefield have been the destruction, the sandbox experience, the scale, and the vehicle gameplay. Those are all still pretty unique to Battlefield,...
120w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez has shared a video today from Gamescom featuring an interview with Dylan Jobe speaking on Starhawk PS3 space combat and jetpacks!
To quote: Moments after we wrapped up our PlayStation Gamescom press event, Dylan Jobe and I jumped in front of the camera, and he did what he does best-talk Starhawk.
Lightbox Interactive and Santa Monica studios finally revealed the much-anticipated outer space combat settings, as well as a fan favorite from Warhawk - the jetpack (with some new bells and whistles.)
Make sure to watch all three minutes of our interview for the quick skinny for the latest on Starhawk at gamescom. For a more in-depth look, keep an eye out for Jeff's feature from his behind close door session with Dylan Jobe coming up later this week.
125w ago - Today PlayStation Blog Manager Lorenzo Grajales shared an interview with Hideo Kojima, who discusses the upcoming Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for PS3, Peace Walker HD, and PS Vita.
To quote: The Metal Gear mastermind recently revealed that the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is heading to the PS3 this November.
The HD Collection includes revamped versions of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, complete with dual-analog-stick controls, 1080p graphics, smoother frame rates, a redesigned user interface, rumble support and much more.
We caught up with Kojima last week at an appearance in Mexico City and he was eager to speak with readers.
PlayStation.Blog: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker was designed for PSP – a portable device. What changes did Kojima Productions make to the upcoming PS3 version so it could be enjoyed on a high-definition home console?
Hideo Kojima, Director, Kojima Productions: The PSP obviously has fewer buttons than the PS3 controller, and it had some limitations when it comes to control. Using the DualShock 3, movement of many things improved... as did, of course, (the addition of) rumble support.
131w ago - SCEE's James Gallagher has shared an interview today with Randy Pitchford of Gearbox Software on the upcoming PS3 version of Duke Nukem Forever.
To quote: "It's like shaking hands with Bigfoot or riding the Loch Ness monster," said Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford when talking about finally releasing Duke Nukem Forever.
Look up the term 'vaporware' and Duke Nukem Forever will likely be used as an example, but it's real and it's coming to U.S. PS3s in less than two weeks. I caught up with Randy to ask why you should always bet on Duke.
Duke is an all-American hero with the Stars and Stripes featuring heavily in the game's art style, but characters like that haven't always been so popular internationally. Why is Duke an exception?
It's because Duke is a caricature of all that - it's silly! Duke Nukem takes place 12 years after Duke saved the world and he has leveraged that to live like a king. He's walked on the moon, climbed Everest... he's done it all.
The only thing bothering him is that they were supposed to make a video game about him saving the world and it has taken 12 years for them to finish it. I think it's that angle that makes it work internationally because we parody...
131w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared a video today while detailing Naughty Dog's Uncharted 3 PS3 Multiplayer details.
To quote: By now you've probably read the full details of what you'll get with UNCHARTED 3's upcoming multiplayer beta. Now, in our new video interview, Naughty Dog's top developers reveal just how deep this rabbit hole goes.
At a glance, UNCHARTED 3's most obvious multiplayer enhancement lies in its sweeping character customization options in the form of weapon loadouts, gun mods and a wide selection of ability-enhancing Boosters.
You'll be able to modify your character's appearance in almost every way, whether you want to slap some aviators on Nathan Drake or cobble together a custom hero or villain from scratch.
"There are hundreds and hundreds of parts and every part has a customizable color," Game Director Justin Richmond tells us. "You can look the way you want to look. We want it to feel personal."
"Personal" is a theme that permeates every yawning nook and cavernous cranny of UNCHARTED 3's redesigned multiplayer experience. Underneath the ultra-polished shooting mechanics and well-balanced...