Swingball 2 v0.3 PS3 Homebrew Game Update is Now Available

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129w ago - Following up on his previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer ThatOtherDev has updated his PS3 homebrew game Swingball to version 0.3.

Download: Swingball 2 v0.3 PS3 Homebrew Game / Swingball 2 v0.3 Homebrew Game (Windows) / Swingball 2 v0.3 Homebrew Game (Wii)

To quote: Another update to Swingball 2. If you make something cool with the level editor then don’t hesitate to post it in the comments.

Notable changes:

  • Added a level editor.
  • You now have a score which is displayed at the top of the screen and decreases as time passes.
  • If you score reaches zero then you lose.
  • Your score increases when you collect the white orbs.
  • High scores are automatically saved and displayed in the level selection screen.
  • The level selection screens scrolls so it can deal with a quantity of levels that would be too large to comfortable display on screen.
  • The “automatic win” level has been made more elaborate. I added 10 place holder levels for...

 

Super Mario War v1.8 PS3 Homebrew Port by Lachrymose Arrives

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129w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer lachrymose has released a Super Mario War v1.8 PS3 port for fans of the classic homebrew game, followed by revision R2 below which allows loading game data from USB and fixes a critical bug.

Download: Super Mario War v1.8 PS3 Homebrew Port / Super Mario War v1.8 PS3 Homebrew Port R2 Bug Fix / Super Mario War v1.8 PS3 Homebrew Port R2 Bug Fix (Mirror)

To quote: I've ported the classic homebrew game, "Super Mario War" to the PlayStation 3. It is created with SDL by these awesome fellows.

For those not familiar, it's a 2D action vs game with up to 4 players. You can even have bots with quite good AI! It's a really great game to be honest. I wouldn't have ported it if it wasn't in my interest.

Everything is working from what I can tell. I only have one controller so I can't test multi-player (can someone test this for me, please?) I believe it should work. Keyboards are also supported.

Controls:

  • X - jump
  • Square - sprint/powerup
  • Start - Pause
  • Select - Exit...

 

Aksys Games Announces Fate / Extra Hits the Sony PSP Today

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129w ago - Aksys Games Director of Production Frank "Bo" DeWindt has announced that Fate / Extra hits the Sony PSP and PSPgo handheld consoles today.

To quote: Fate. Destiny. A pre-destined future. Call it what you will, but fans of the highly successful Type-Moon franchise will come flocking at the mere mention of the word.

To those not quite as familiar with the Fate series or all things Type-Moon, we'd like to present to you an excellent entry point into the universe in the form of the exclusive PSP title Fate/EXTRA!

In this role-playing game you'll assume the role of a male or female protagonist as you pair up with one of three mystical and mysterious servants to aide you on your quest.

Saber: A class known for its well-balanced abilities and its superior swordsmanship. While Saber may be short in stature at a diminutive 4'9", her strength and skill with a sword make her worthy of the Saber-class designation.

Archer: A class that specializes in the use of ranged weapons such as bows. An enigmatic warrior clad in a scarlet coat who possesses the ability to excel at weapons other than the bow...

Caster: A class that excels at magic-based combat due to their superior intelligence, though at the cost of being woefully inadequate...
 

PlayStation Plus November Sneak Peek, Jurassic Park Game Free

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129w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with a sneak peek of PlayStation Plus content for November, which includes free Hydrophobia Prophecy and Jurassic Park: The Game with 1 year of PlayStation Plus.

To quote: It's time once again to have a look at upcoming PlayStation Plus content! PlayStation Plus is a subscription service that gives you access to free games, discounts on new and classic titles, and access to exclusive features of the network, all for just over $4 a month.

And this November, we're rolling out access to amazing content that you'll want to be a part of. To learn more about this, or get access to PlayStation Plus, either click here, or go the PlayStation Store on your PS3 console and go to the PlayStation Plus category.

Starting 11/1, enjoy free access to Hydrophobia Prophecy! Note that this is day and date with the release of the game. Free for the entire month for Plus subscribers, this action adventure uses the power of HydroEngine - the world's first fluid dynamics engine for games - to engage in mind blowing flow combat and incredible physics based puzzles.

This is also the definitive version of this title complete with PlayStation Move support, a redone backstory, a dramatic new ending, improved voice acting, and a...
 

CCP Games on Scaling the Universe in Dust 514 for PlayStation 3

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130w ago - Today Server Architect Lin Luo at CCP Games has shared details on scaling the universe in the upcoming title Dust 514 for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system which is slated for release in Spring 2012.

To quote: I am a Server Architect on DUST 514 and, in this devblog, I would like to cover at a high level some of the online technical aspects of DUST 514, including the challenges we have met and the approaches we have taken in handling them.

As a server architect on the project, I am responsible for integrating the DUST FPS multiplayer battles into the EVE universe, as well as optimizing the DUST battle servers to perform even better. Unlike normal FPS multiplayer games, DUST 514 has heavy MMO elements.

And unlike normal MMO FPS games, DUST has heavy interaction with one of the most successful MMO space games - EVE Online! This imposes challenges on what technologies we should use in order to have this level of interaction with EVE, while keeping FPS gameplay as smooth as possible.

While continuing to rely on the Unreal 3 engine for the FPS multiplayer gameplay for DUST, the interaction with the rest of the EVE universe should naturally take advantage of utilizing some existing EVE online technologies. Think about a simplified...
 











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