269w ago - PomPom Games has revealed a PSN shoot-em-up called Astro Tripper. Once again, this is a retro-styled arcade game in the style of other horizontal side-scrolling shooters.
According to the official site, the game will promise "UFOS. Fat Motherships. Tanks. Choppers. Slimy Slug creatures. Alien Insects. Aztec structures brimming with electricity. And of course, Big Bosses!"
This PSN release is scheduled to release "soon", and will feature 1080p graphics, online leaderboards, and Trophy support.
From their site: Astro Tripper is a furious shoot-em-up experience inspired by the painful, knuckle busting experiences of years gone by. An evolution of PomPom's 2001 award winning game, Space Tripper.
Travel the surface of large horizontally-scrolling platforms, and pit your highly maneuverable craft against hoards of enemies eager to blow you to bits, eat you or worse.
Gameplay is simple. You are free to travel anywhere on the platform at anytime, but don't fall off! Powerful Blue Lasers and Red Spread Lasers come equipped, so use both weapons tactically to get through tricky situations. Power up your weapons with power crystals dropped by destroyed enemies. Oh, did we mention the blasting absolutely anything that moves?
269w ago - Today Travis Williams (Sr. Producer, SCEA) revealed that November will an exciting month for PAIN fans as the the next environment, dubbed Movie Studio, is on the way. Basically it's their take on the wackiness of movie making, as the video below points out.
To quote: So to directly contradict my earlier statement ... PAIN development is (at least somewhat) a democracy. We have listened to what you wanted and tried our best to make sure all the things that you wanted are in this area.
That includes (but isn't limited to):
• More than one launcher location (There are three that you can dynamically switch to)
• Single Player Fun with Explosives
• New Cratetastic Mode
• Unlockable FREE Character
• HORSE Mode
• Bowling Mode (With all new distractions)
Movie Studio is the first area that we created after hearing all your input (democracy again). Amusement Park was started before PAIN was released (and took quite a while to make). Movie Studio was made in a third of that time, and I think it shows how much better we as a team have gotten at this since the original PAIN area.
We also have a new single player mode in the Lot called CRATETASTIC. I think you will love the mode...
269w ago - Capcom product manager John Diamonon revealed during a recent interview with Edge Online that a Capcom-themed PSN store will open this November. The store's layout will essentially be the same as Sony's, but with Capcom-specific assets and titles.
To quote: "Out of all of the third-party companies making use of the digital space, [Sony] recognizes Capcom is one of the best partners for content," said John Diamonon, product manager on all Capcom digital titles.
He said that Sony approached Capcom with the idea. "We're supporting PlayStation Network like no other company," Diamonon claimed.
Capcom expects the store to launch in early November. Diamonon acknowledged that other publishers will offer dedicated storefronts in the future.
269w ago - Hey guys. Welcome to this week's Playstation Store update. MotorStorm Pacific Rift demo is finally out for free. Also, if you're a big fan of Eye of Judgement, be sure to check out the newest Biolith Rebellion set 2 and 3.
* Eye of Judgment Biolith Rebellion set 3 (£6.99/€9.99)
* Eye of Judgment Biolith Rebellion set 2 & 3 (£10.49/€14.99)
* Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 "Firestone County Club" (£4.99/€7.49)
* Rock Band DLC (Listed after the break)
Rock Band DLC (£0.99/€1.49 each)
* Don't go away Mad (Just go away) - Mötley Crüe
* Dr.Feelgood - Mötley Crüe
* Kickstart My Heart - Mötley Crüe
* Rattlesnake Shake - Mötley Crüe
* Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.) - Mötley Crüe
* She Goes Down - Mötley Crüe
* Slice of Your Pie - Mötley Crüe
* Sticky Sweet - Mötley Crüe
* Time for Change - Mötley Crüe
* Without You - Mötley Crüe
* Far Cry 2 "Bara Bara" trailer
* Tom Clancy's Endwar announcement trailer
* PAIN Amusement Park trailer
269w ago - Per Mike Skinner (Team RamRod) via PS Blog today:
Hello everyone! Team RamRod here, the developers of High Velocity Bowling. Today we break our long silence with an equally long blog post.
To give you some background on the HVB development team, we are a small team who works on several projects. As some of you know, Big Ern has left our neck of the woods (we still miss him). But, the team has since picked up the reins and is now leading a new charge for HVB.
A lot of you have been asking about HVB, and we are here to deliver great news. We are pleased to announce that we putting the finishing touches on a new update for HVB, which will hit the PlayStation Network TOMORROW! Excited? Well, the best part of this is that the new update - all new features included - is FREE! For our brothers and sisters in the north, that means FREE for you, too.
We can hear you now ... "Wait, what? Really? I get online play in the update? Will it support my Playstation Friends List?" YES to all of the above. You will now be able to play with your friends online AND be able to chat with them using a PS3 headset or microphone. Feel free to chat and talk smack after comparing your stats and rankings...