Braid May Hit PSN, Space Limitations Prevent WiiWare Release

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296w ago - With all the talk about how great Jonathan Blow's time-bending puzzle platformer Braid is, we can imagine that PlayStation 3 owners are feeling a little jealous.

Good news, though. According to Blow himself, the title was released on XBLA through a timed exclusivity agreement with Microsoft and as such, a PSN release is indeed possible after the period of exclusivity ends.

Furthermore, on the question of if Braid will come to Nintendo's WiiWare download service, Blow stated that a WiiWare version is out of the question, citing a lack of internal storage as the reasoning behind why.
 

Capcom: No Trophy Support for Devil May Cry 4

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302w ago - A poster on Capcom Unity's Forums has received an answer to the question of whether Devil May Cry 4 and Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix will be getting the trophy treatment and it is no. Capcom feels that DMC4 already has "its own little trophylike system" and the Puzzle Fighter team has moved on to other projects.

There is a tiny bit of good news though, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix may have trophies implemented, but it will depend on "what schedules look like and what Sony's requirements are."

The only real good news is future games from Capcom will all have trophies, as it has "been worked into CEI's developer contracts as a required deliverable." Have other publishers signed such a contract?

This is rather disappointing, but after a string of such reports, we are not surprised. We are just really hoping SSF2T HD Remix will have support.
 

19 year-old Gamer becomes Mayor of Oklahoma town

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307w ago - Voters in Oklahoma made history by electing a 19-year-old college kid as their mayor.

The AP reports that John Tyler Hammons, the University of Oklahoma freshman, trounced 70 year-old Hershel McBride to become the mayor of Muskogee, Oklahoma, making it the first city in the nation to be governed by a self-admitted gamer.

But while he could own any of his peers at Halo 3, the fresh-faced leader is turning his sights on cleaning up the town's politics by establishing an independent ethics commission and locking down campaign finance reporting.

"I'm sure the (city) council will work with me on these issues," he said. "I campaigned on this, and this is something I intend to push."

Tired of the same old political shenanigans, the townsfolk are backing their new man.

"He doesn't have the baggage. He doesn't owe anybody anything," said cafe owner Gary Armstrong. "It's sort of a fresh start for Muskogee."

Best known as the subject of country legend Merle Haggard's 1969 hit "Okie from Muskogee," the unassuming city of 38,000 is considered the archetype of virtuous, small town America, a "place where even squares can have a ball."

And now, so can gamers.
 

Devil May Cry 5 on Capcom's mind, due to Devil May Cry 4 sales

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308w ago - Devil May Cry 4 producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi said back at E3 2007 that he wanted to make Devil May Cry 5 if Capcom let him.

This week Capcom president Haruhiro Tsujimoto announced in a press release that Capcom's fiscal year 2008 sales increased to over 83 billion Yen ($806 million), in part thanks to Devil May Cry 4's record sales of over 2 million units worldwide since its early February 2008 release, making it the fastest selling Devil May Cry game so far and taking the entire series from 7 to 9 million sold.

It now seems all but certain Capcom wants a sequel with Mr. Tsujimoto closing off the PR by saying "We hope to continue meeting and exceeding the expectations of gamers with our dedication to developing solid titles for the best gaming platforms available."

Watch the full GameTrailers interview on video:





To quote Capcom producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi's words from last year: "Continuing the storyline is always possible. However, we do work under a corporate system, so unless Capcom gives us the green light to go ahead and continue on with releasing Devil May Cry 5, 6, 11, whatnot. It's totally up to them.

However, personally I would like to continue with Devil May Cry and create more and...
 

PixelJunk Monsters Encore: 15 new levels coming in May

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311w ago - Deborah Mars, Senior Producer at SCEA Santa Monica, has revealed some new details about the new PixelJunk Monsters Encore expansion pack which is coming in May 2008.

Some highlights includes: 1 new island (Toki Island), 15 new levels, 5 new music tracks from Otograph, Ice Tower is now a stock item and a reduced gem cost to buy the Tesla Tower.

To quote: Of course we're huge fans of all things Monsters, and totally biased about spreading the PixelJunk gospel but first, here's a quick overview of some of the highlights in PixelJunk Monsters Encore:

* 1 new island, Toki Island
* 15 new levels
* 5 new music tracks from Otograph
* Ice Tower is now a stock item
* Reduced gem cost to buy the Tesla Tower
* Releasing in May 2008

We had loads of questions for Dylan and team, so we're splitting this interview into two parts. Featured below are my top five burning questions for Dylan, and be sure to check back next week when SCE Associate Producer Matt Morton delivers the goods on the remaining five.

1. (Deb) How did you decide on the name for the expansion pack? Personally, you know we liked "PixelJunk Monsters: The Lost Island" or "PixelJunk Monsters: The Others"...we're huge fans of the TV show Lost over here.

(Dylan)...
 







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