Fluffy Logic Developer Diary Details Eat Them! Controls on PSN

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176w ago - Fluffy Logic Designer James Parker has detailed the controls for Eat Them! controls on PSN today.

To quote: I'm working on Eat Them!, which Ana has been telling you about recently, and I'm here to say a few more extra in-depthy words about how making a game like Eat Them! actually happens on a day to day basis. Today - CONTROLS!

A game can have the greatest technology in the world, the most incredible art assets, and USPs that would have marketing people salivating into their espressos, but if the controls feel wrong - if the player isn't properly connected with the game - then everything else will be wasted.

One of the first things you do when designing any game is download a picture of the DUALSHOCK 3, cribbed from Google images, fire up your favorite drawing package, and put little lines all over it connecting buttons to boxes that describe their functions.

At this stage, as an experienced designer, you make an educated guess at what's going to work for your game. The reality is, until you get the game on the Test Kit, the controller in your hands and you actually try the thing, you may as well have been drawing a moustache on the Mona Lisa.

Because customisation is a big factor in Eat Them!, each monster's capabilities are going to be slightly...
 

Sony Details LittleBigPlanet 2 Demo & Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves

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178w ago - SCEA PR Manager Eric Levine has shared details today on the LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3 demo, Sackboy's prehistoric moves, and the LBP2 Beta expansion which are all coming this December!

To quote: One of the promises we made after moving the LittleBigPlanet 2 release date was that we'd find a way to give you all additional LittleBigPlanet goodness ahead of the new game's January 18 release date.

Well, now I'm pleased to share the good news with you. Here's what we have in store...

Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves

This is a brand new spin-off PSN title that showcases all of the fun that can be had when Sackboy gets his hands on the PlayStation Move motion controller. Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves contains a brand new 10 level theme dominated by dinosaurs, where the Evil Big Rex is king.

Throughout your mission you must take on challenges engineered by Terrance Dactyl - and you're going to some need help, so put on your bear skins and grab up to four friends to navigate the tough terrain of the tropical jungle dodging erupting volcanoes and other environmental hazards standing in your way.

The player with the PlayStation Move controller leads the charge, flicking switches and triggering platforms to help the other players, using DualShock...
 

Sony Details Mid November PlayStation Plus Content Updates

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178w ago - Sony PlayStation Network Product Manager James Thorpe has shared details on the mid November content updates that PlayStation Plus members can expect today.

To quote: We know how much you all love the extra little treats we give you during the month and this month is no exception!

I was going to make you wait till the end of the post but I'm not that mean.

The Killzone 3 Public Beta has been running for some time and has seen some great feedback from those Plus members lucky enough to have been sent a voucher code. A big thank you to everyone who has taken part so far!

If you are not yet on the Killzone 3 Beta - I would like to bring you some good news!

For a limited amount of time, you will be able to download the Beta straight from the PlayStation Plus section of the PS Store. We will not be sending emails or voucher codes for this; it will simply be available for you to download straight to your console.

Please note that to take part you will need to have an active PlayStation Plus subscription and will need to be a resident in a country in which we operate an EU PlayStation Store - See http://eu.playstation.com for full details.

And here are a few other little treats to keep you going till December.

Today you...
 

Sony Details VidZone PS3 Updates for November 11, 2010

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179w ago - Today Head of Production Ben Creasey has detailed this weeks VidZone PS3 updates for fans, as follows:

To quote: Well Halloween is over and all the fireworks have all exploded leaving us with... the dreaded C word to look forward to. No not that... Christmas!

Now a little early it might be, but we want to be totally prepared for the "festive period" by asking to send in your festive requests so we can compile the am all into the mother of all playlists. So get requesting!

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Treyarch Details Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3 Community Update

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179w ago - Following a statement issued by designer David 'Vahn' Vonderhaar, today Treyarch Studios has detailed a Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3 community update on their board.

To quote from Community Leader JD_2020:

Hey PS3 gamers,

We are listening to you and we've been busy working on updates based on feedback from the community. We have already deployed a number of updates, and there will be many more to come.

Stay tuned right here for all the latest and greatest.

• Multiplayer: Villa - User can clip into rock at west edge of grid zone B2 and see through to the other side (addressed on 9/5)
• Multiplayer: User can get an infinite number of 'Sam Turret', 'Care Package' and 'Sentry Gun' killstreaks (referred to as the "care package glitch") (addressed on 9/5)
• Multiplayer: Radar sweep when there are only 2 Players left in One in the Chamber will stop functioning if the 2 Players have multiple lives when the sweep starts (addressed on 9/9)
• Multiplayer: Crash when viewing content (films, clips, etc) in the Community & Recent Games menu (addressed on 9/9)
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