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Bloober Games: Behind Basement Crawl for PS4 / PlayStation 4

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73w ago - Bloober Games Creative Director and Vice-President Peter Bielatowicz goes behind Basement Crawl for PS4 / PlayStation 4 today with details below, as follows:

Hello fellow gamers! I wanted to give you some information about a game we are currently developing for the PS4 launch window - Basement Crawl.

Gameplay-wise, Basement Crawl is a maze-based action game with some strategic elements. Our main inspirations were old classics like Spy vs. Spy and Bomberman, and gameplay revolves around setting up traps (self-detonated or activated by characters approaching it or stepping on it without noticing) to hurt other players.

It's focused on multiplayer, but basic single player campaigns with bots to fill in for missing characters will be available too.

While our inspirations go back to the retro classics, we are making a game up-to-date with the competition. It goes from the audio-visuals - Basement Crawl will be 2.5D game with dynamic cameras - to the game modes, characters and mechanics.

We felt that many games nowadays are dependent on character development or luck and randomness, so we designed Basement Crawl to exclude the luck factor and remove the dependence on leveling-up characters.

We want to make Basement Crawl as skill-based as possible...
 

Sony Patents Method to Award PS3 Tophies Based on Disc Access

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92w ago - Today an online Sony [Register or Login to view links] has surfaced that outlines a method to award PS3 Trophies based on disc access, possibly to be used with the upcoming PlayStation 4 / PS4 console as well.

Below are the details, as follows: Called "Method and Apparatus for awarding trophies", the patent explains a way to award trophies, even for games that don't natively support them...

"A method and apparatus for adding trophy support games that do not have trophies without modifying the original game," the patent states.

"The method and apparatus are used to detect particular disk access, use the detected disk access as potential trophy triggers in games, and recognize the triggers while a game is played. Trophies are awarded based on the triggers, and the awarded trophies are stored."

The diagram below also gives an idea of how it works:

"A method for assigning one or more trophies to a user, comprising: accessing media content; defining one or more trophies; defining a trigger associated with the media content; detecting the trigger during media content access; and assigning the one or more trophies to a user account that is associated with the...
 

Sony Launches Official PSN / SEN Web-based Online Store

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107w ago - Today Sony has launched their official PSN / SEN Web-based online store, accessible from Internet browsers (although Linux users [Register or Login to view links] they are blocked) in several territories with more expected to arrive soon.

Those interested can check it out [Register or Login to view links], simply select your language region (such as [Register or Login to view links] one) and wait for the page to load a selection of games, deals and offers including PlayStation Plus.

To quote from [Register or Login to view links] Fred Dutton (via GameChup.com linked above):

“We are testing a new web store, which we look forward to announcing and launching to the PlayStation/Sony community shortly.”

Also from Jemal Alexandar, ex-marketing manager for Square Enix, who revealed how important this was for Sony:

“Web based store for PSN is pretty huge, though. I remember being in many meetings with publishers who wanted to see it happen. 3 years ago.”

Jem Alexander (@[Register or Login to view links])...
 

MultiMAN v04.14.00 Base and Full (CEX and DEX) PS3 Update Arrives

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108w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer deank has released MultiMAN v04.14.00 Base and Full updates for both CEX and DEX consoles which now includes instant plug-and-play NTFS-formatted HDDs, enhanced BD-mirror support and more with details below followed by multiMAN v04.14.01, multiMAN v04.14.02 and multiMAN v04.14.03.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (34.79 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #2) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #3) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #4) / [Register or Login to view links]
 

WebEmu NES v0.1 Beta - Web-based Nintendo Emulator for PS3

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143w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer cotojestwtf has made available [Register or Login to view links] for the PS3 entertainment system, which is Web-based Nintendo emulator application (similar to [Register or Login to view links]) and works on all PlayStation 3 consoles including those not JailBroken or running PS3 Custom Firmware.

To quote: ABOUT

WEN is a first Web-Homebrew for PlayStation 3, you can play now a NES games. No need a Jailbreak or CFW, just a Web!. Works on any Firmware. This is still beta so you can cause low fps, or hangs a webbrowser. Ohh.. and this version not support yet Dualshock/SixAxis only Keyboard.

Now WEN support only 3 games, but don't worry i will add new on free time.

NEWS

26.3.12 - public beta
Public beta tests started!

TO WORK/FIX

  • improve a framerate, because now its crappy.
  • add a compatibility a dualshock/sixaxis.
  • add function to choose game from pendrive.
  • fix hangs webbrowser.

CHANGELOG

  • 0.1beta - public beta
  • build17 - added a papu functions.
  • build13 - added a sound script.
  • build9 - improve mappers, cpu, ui and ppu functions.
  • build8 - changed ui...

 
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