73w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli is here with some video highlights from The Last Of Us Comic-Con 2012 panel today for fans.
To quote: In San Diego this past week, we were floored to see how many people turned out for Comic-Con!
The highlight of our very busy weekend was our The Last of Us panel. We couldn't believe how long some people waited in line to attend our panel on Friday.
Some amazing cosplayers came by, and the room was just packed in general. The enthusiasm there was infectious and truly exciting.
We had The Last of Us Creative Director, Neil Druckmann, and Game Director, Bruce Straley, discuss various game inspirations and dive deeper into the characters, the plausible science behind the game, and the character acting behind the scenes.
Actor Troy Baker (Joel) and actress Ashley Johnson (Ellie) commented on their performance capture experiences and actor W. Earl Brown (There's Something About Mary, Deadwood) was introduced in a new cinematic as Bill, a new character in the world of The Last of Us.
If you weren't around to see the panel, here's a condensed look...
We had an unbelievable E3 and SDCC shaped up to be equally inspiring...
73w ago - Insomniac Games Senior Community Manager James Stevenson has announced today that the Ratchet & Clank Collection hits retailers and PSN on August 28th with a Sly Cooper demo!
Below are the details, to quote: As the celebration of Ratchet & Clank's 10th Anniversary has unfolded this year, we've received your anxious e-mails, tweets and Facebook messages asking us when you can get your hands on the Ratchet & Clank Collection in North America.
Today, we can tell you the remaster of three original PS2 Ratchet & Clank games will be available at retailers and via PlayStation Network on August 28th for $29.99!
The Collection features 1080p HD remasters of three PS2 Ratchet & Clank classics: Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal.
In addition, these three games have Trophy and 3D support (in 720p), and the fine folks over at Idol Minds have restored online play to Up Your Arsenal.
At last, those who missed out on competitive R&C gameplay during the PS2 Network Adapter era can finally check it out!
We realize that the Ratchet & Clank Collection is arriving in North America a bit later than it did in Europe and Japan. To reward you for your patience, we're giving you exclusive first access to the Sly Cooper:...
Last Saturday, a bunch of us took a trip down to San Diego for Comic-Con, where we held a panel that focused on the art of The Unfinished Swan. We want to thank everyone who attended - you're all beautiful people.
If you couldn't make it to the panel, we've put together this highlight reel so you can watch all the good parts!
The panel was hosted by Morgan Webb, who made sure things went super smooth as we discussed the ups and downs of developing such a unique game.
On stage we had Ian Dallas, Hokyo Lim, Max Geiger, and me. We showed off some never-before-seen concept art, and talked about how we developed the art style for The Unfinished Swan.
We've been really quiet throughout development in hopes of preserving the game's surprises, so it was refreshing to have the chance to speak with fans about our inspirations.
Thanks for being patient with us! We've got more to reveal soon,...
73w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez is here with details on the new PS3 and PSN releases for the upcoming week today, as follows:
On PSN this week, experience a transcendental sensory overload in Dyad. Race through a reactive audio-visual tube creating a harmonious synthesis of colour and sound as you hook, graze, and lance enemies to master Dyad's 27 unique levels.
Embark on a mind-altering interactive journey through Dyad's Game Mode in order to prepare yourself for Trophy Mode's tactical freakout variations wherein a Platinum Trophy awaits only the most skillful.
Or choose to sit back and chill with Dyad's hallucinogenic Remix Mode on this week's The Drop.
DYAD - Dyad is an abstract racing/shooter/puzzle hybrid where players move forward by manipulating other vessels on the track. Dyad also explores the mind state of the player – the game is designed to create a strong sense of flow, upon which it offers different contemplative approaches.
The topics of contemplation, called Mantras, create a thought-based metagame on top of the audio-visual gameplay. An independently-developed project created by Shawn McGrath, Dyad is made for play on PlayStation 3 consoles.
73w ago - Quantic Dream Director David Cage has shared a video today showcasing the Beyond: Two Souls Comic-Con 2012 Panel below.
To quote: Greetings! Yesterday was my first time at San Diego Comic-Con and I was amazed at the people I saw! What costumes! It's great to see so many people embracing their passion.
After such an amazing E3, I was lucky enough to come here to speak to some incredible supporters of the game in a panel hosted by IGN's Greg Miller. Joining me was the lovely and talented Ellen Page, who we are very lucky to have playing BEYOND's main character, Jodie Holmes.
We had a great discussion about how we are combining the latest in performance capture technology and amazing acting talent in the hopes of creating a truly unique and emotional experience for all of you to enjoy.
We were also happy to reveal additional talented cast members, Kadeem Hardison and Eric Winter, experienced actors who you may have seen both on TV and film.
Please enjoy a recap of our Comic-Con panel above. And on behalf of the team at Quantic Dream, thank you so much for your support so far. We are hard...