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The Full Monty on Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault

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118w ago - Following up on yesterday's update, Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman is back with the full monty on Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault today!

To quote: Though fundamentally a third-person shooter, the Ratchet & Clank series has rarely shied from bold genre experimentation: witness the progressive competitive and co-op modes of Ratchet: Deadlocked, the brain-busting temporal puzzles of A Crack in Time, even the four-player feuding of last year's All 4 One.

But with Full Frontal Assault, the storied series will undergo what is perhaps its most sweeping metamorphosis yet, creating what developer Insomniac Games is calling "action tower defense." Yep, Ratchet's going all PixelJunk Monsters on us.

This is a logical, some might say inevitable, evolution when you consider the series' gameplay trajectory, which despite its myriad twists and turns has focused squarely on two core elements: ludicrously powerful weaponry and freakish alien foes.

In other words, the raw ingredients for a mean tower defense game. "One of the things we wanted to explore with Full Frontal Assault was large, sprawling battlefields," Production Director Shaun McCabe told...
 

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault Adds a Tower-Defense Twist

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118w ago - Insomniac Games Senior Community Manager James Stevenson has announced today that Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault is adding a Tower-Defense Twist for PSN fans!

To quote: Hey everyone, James from [Register or Login to view links] here. Our team of veteran Insomniacs in North Carolina has been hard at work developing Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault, and today I'm happy to share new details surrounding Ratchet & Clank's latest PSN adventure.

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault heads back to the classic camera, weapons and third-person Ratchet gameplay that the series is known for, while adding a new tower defense element that will have you building and defending a base against invasions using your ultimate Ratchet & Clank arsenal.

This new twist, added to the classic Ratchet gameplay, brings a whole new level of strategy and decision-making to Full Frontal Assault. You'll want to make sure your Hoverboots are laced up and ready as you race to defeat your enemy while keeping your base secure. Wait, Hoverboots don't have laces...

In Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault, our heroes face a new nemesis - one who has a nasty surprise planned for Captain Qwark.

You'll be able to choose between playing as Ratchet, Clank, or Captain...
 

Id Software Talks Doom 3: BFG Edition - The Full Experience on PS3

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122w ago - Sony Content Producer Simon Bramble interviewed Eric Webb of Id Software today, who discussed Doom 3: BFG Edition - the full experience on the PS3 entertainment system!

Below are the details, to quote: Doom 3: BFG Edition is set to launch on PS3 in October of 2012, bringing with it the first two games in the iconic series.

It means you'll be able to play the entire [Register or Login to view links] series on PS3 for the first time and see for yourself why many consider these games to be some of the most influential shooters of all time.

We caught up with Eric Webb, producer from game developer id Software, at E3 2012 to talk about how the game has been buffed up for PS3.

PlayStation.Blog: How do you think all three games stand up today on PS3?

Eric Webb, Producer, Doom 3: BFG Edition: I think they all stand up really well. One of the first things we did when we first started work on it was pay attention to how the controls feel.

There's something about the DualShock 3 controller and its dual analog sticks that feels really good when you're holding it in a game like this. It gives it a different life and almost makes it an entirely new experience. So I think it's really cool on PS3.

PSB:...
 

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault is Hitting PS3 on PSN This Fall

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125w ago - Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price has officially announced today that Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault will be hitting PS3 on PSN this Fall.

To quote: The good people of Insomniac Games are preparing to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ratchet & Clank, which is coming up later this year.

An HD remaster of our classic PS2 Ratchet & Clank games is something our fans have requested for a long time, and we're looking forward to granting their wishes this summer with the Ratchet & Clank Collection.

But we've also heard a lot of community requests to develop a new Ratchet & Clank game, one that returns to the classic third-person Ratchet & Clank camera.

We listened to your requests, and this holiday season [Register or Login to view links] will release our new Ratchet & Clank game as part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration.

I'd like to officially announce that Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault will be coming soon to a PS3 near you.

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault is a fun-sized Ratchet adventure which will be available for download exclusively on the PlayStation Store. We've returned to the series' classic feel, camera, controls and weapons, while innovating and giving you a whole new way to play.

Even better,...
 

Video: Starhawk: Top Ways to Kill (or Die), PS3 Trophy List & Tips

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129w ago - Sony Product Marketing Manager Chuck Lacson has made available a video today spotlighting the top ways to kill (or die) in Starhawk alongside a full PS3 Trophy List and tips below!

To quote: 5 more days till [Register or Login to view links] drops in-stores!

As you can imagine we are pretty excited in the office that everyone will get to finally experience the GLORY that we call the POD KILL. "What's a POD KILL?" you ask? Well let me demonstrate..

The POD KILL, is one of many inventive ways to take out your enemy in Starhawk. Even if you have been playing shooters for years, you'll be surprised at how many new ways you can be take out your enemy (and get completed served as well). And the fun is when you find a new way to kill, you can name it!

Whether you call it THE HEADS UP, THE MANCAKE, or [Register or Login to view links], you haven't lived until you have dropped a building on someone's head.

(We also like to call that getting "Dorothy'd") With that in mind, it's time to plan your path to PLATINUM with the full, official PSN Trophies list, and some tips to get them.



 
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