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EDF: Insect Armageddon Brings Co-Op & Weapons to PS3 in July

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176w ago - Today Senior Producer Brian Etheridge at D3Publisher of America Inc has revealed EDF: Insect Armageddon which brings co-op and 300 weapons to PS3 this July!

To quote: [Register or Login to view links] is the follow-up to the highly regarded Earth Defense Force 2017, and we're bringing three-player co-op and six-player Survival Mode over PSN to this fight! The series comes to the PlayStation 3 for the first time on July 5th, 2011.

First, some history. The Earth Defense Force series originated in Japan and started out with two titles appearing on the PlayStation 2 known as [Register or Login to view links] (2003) and [Register or Login to view links] (2005).

America's first dose did not come until 2007 when Earth Defense Force 2017; Prior to that, only a handful of savvy importers knew what the series was about; insane numbers of huge insect enemies, massive destruction, boatloads of crazy weapons, and non-stop arcade action.





As the fourth game in the series, Insect Armageddon stays true to its predecessors. The Ravagers, an insectoid race from the stars, has come to Earth to dominate it...
 

Video: PixelJunk Shooter 2 Online Battles, 20 Weapons, New Boss

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188w ago - Q-Games Ltd President and Executive Producer Dylan Cuthbert has made available a video today showcasing PixelJunk Shooter 2 PSN online battles, 20 weapons, and a new boss.

To quote: Here at [Register or Login to view links] we've been ultra-busy finishing PixelJunk Shooter 2; unfortunately it took a little longer than we expected but that's because of a number of (very cool) reasons!

You may have already heard, but PixelJunk Shooter 2 has the most insanely fun online Versus mode that has ever been created. Rather than just do a simple battling-type system, we created a special cat-and-mouse type game which has you and the enemy take turns as cat or mouse, either scouring the stage for the other player or running away from him.

The trick being that the "mouse" is invisible to the other player unless he views you directly, so you can sneak around collecting the survivors and transporting them to your base. Each survivor that goes into your base is an extra point. But watch out: When it is the other player's turn to play mouse they can steal them back if they are cunning enough.





Carefully laid out on top of this really addictive core game is a league system that earns you "money" that you can use to buy...
 

Video: Shank on PSN - Combo, Grappling and Weapons Vignette

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206w ago - Today [Register or Login to view links] Co-Founder Jamie Cheng has made available a video on their upcoming title Shank for PSN, which showcases combo, grappling and weapons vignette.

To quote: I decided to have a little fun with the game and record some of the combos we came up with using the standard-issued weapons. Below is the result: a vignette of Shank wailing on a poor dude.

Keeping your enemies tied up in combos, grappling enemies to deal additional damage, and using moves such as the pounce-shotgun tactic to keep enemies at bay, becomes increasingly important in Shank as enemies become progressively smarter – especially in Hard Mode.

If you look really hard, you'll notice a couple moments briefly pixelated (pixel-censorship gives me the chuckles) due to this being a public video and the ratings boards saying "tsk tsk." Don't worry the actual game is in all its uncensored glory.





Also: lots of people have been asking us about the score of Shank – we've released the first track on our facebook page, and we asked people to help hit our goal of 1500 fans before releasing the whole soundtrack to our fans. We did that in three hours. (Thanks!) and the soundtrack is now being remastered for everyone...
 

God of War III PS3 Glitch Gives All Weapons, Update 1.01 Arrives

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226w ago - Alongside GOW3 patch update version 1.01, today a new God of War III PS3 glitch discovered allows you to start a game under any difficulty with all the weapons fully maxed out.

While the patch from SCE Santa Monica Studio doesn't fix the glitch yet, it [Register or Login to view links] weighs in at 5377 KB and fixes wireless controller issues many users had.

To activate the PlayStation 3 glitch, simply perform the following, to quote:

1. Unlock Combat Arena by beating the story once and then clearing the Challenges of Olympus mode.

2. In the Combat Arena option screen, set Kratos' Health to "Level 1" and difficulty to "Titan." Set up the Enemies option with creatures that can kill you quickly and start the battle.

3. In the Combat Arena, die five times in a row and the game will prompt you to switch to Easy mode. Select "No" to exit to the main menu.

4. You should hear two different music tracks playing over each other. Furthermore, the Maxed Out! trophy will be unlocked if you didn't already have it. From the main menu, select "New Game" and the difficulty of your choice to activate the glitch.
 

Video: ModNation Racers PS3: Bringing The BOOM with Weapons

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226w ago - Today United Front Games Designer Nick Letizia has shared a new ModNation Racers PS3 video dubbed 'Bringing The BOOM with Weapons' on the PlayStation Blog.

To quote: I'm here to chat about a key part of the title – weapons. Specifically, it's what we like to call the "Boom Box" weapon system.

Take a peek at our new trailer for a taste and read more below on how [Register or Login to view links] will bring the BOOM on May 25.

Designing the Boom Box

When making ModNation Racers, we realized the need to advance the kart racing genre to the next level with a more physical driving model, but we also wanted to change how players use weapons.

Nothing feels better than taking an opponent down, but that feeling of euphoria is soon forgotten when you are on the receiving end of an attack.

Weapons can change the course of a race – it's one of the defining characteristics in this genre, but we wanted to reduce the frustration of unskilled randomness. We wanted to give players more options.





Strategy - Using the Ladder

In ModNation Racers you can choose to upgrade your weapons to make them more powerful, but that doesn't always come...
 
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