98w ago - Today Product Development Director Erich Waas has shared details on the online features in ModNation Racers: Road Trip for the PS Vita handheld console.
To quote: I wanted to give Mark Wilson a break this week so that I could talk about the robust online features in ModNation Racers: Road Trip.
The team here in San Diego created an impressive list of online functionality to take advantage of the WiFi/3G and GPS functionality. This game is intended to let you take advantage of your road trips--whether they're across the country, to another state or just traveling between home and work or school.
More importantly, ModNation Racers: Road Trip was designed to work around your schedule and let you compete with your friends whenever (and wherever) you want.
1. Competitive Localized Leaderboards
When a gamer who has opted to "Use Location Data" posts a lap time to the Leaderboards, that time is connected to their current location. Gamers can personalize their location names (i.e., My Home, My Work, Mark's House Where I Always Win, etc.) for easy reference. These times become part of the Local Leaderboards which gamers can use to compete in a fun arcade-style atmosphere.
Gamers can also select one of their saved locations and view other competitors'...
To quote, roughly translated: Here is a mod created by Markus95 for Paintown, know that he had already worked on developing characters for this game I'll let you discover here what will happen in the MOD. Thank you to him for having warned by MP.
I can send you my Mod for paintown, containing the first 4 stages (others are in preparation), and three characters (also others in preparation) and the French translation of the menu.
Install 3.5 on your PS3 Paintown
All files are to be transferred by FTP.
Place the file in markus95 dev_hdd0/game/Paintown_/USRDIR/data /
File main.txt (French translation) in dev_hdd0/game/Paintown_/USRDIR/data/menu
The file in paintown.txt dev_hdd0/game/Paintown_/USRDIR/data/paintown
And the files contained in players (Terry, broly, ken) in dev_hdd0/game/Paintown_/USRDIR/data/players
And here's a little video to illustrate the whole thing:
121w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has made available some video footage today of Virtua Tennis 4 for PS Vita which showcases the game's exclusive features and VT apps below.
To quote: Virtua Tennis 4 for PlayStation Vita first stepped onto the court at E3. Even at that early stage in its development, the game showed signs of ambition.
It seems that Sega is taking great care to adapt the tried-and-true gameplay for PS Vita by extensively leveraging the handheld's hardware strengths, all without dumbing down the series's winning formula.
Now, at Gamescom, I finally got to see some of these game modes in action.
Virtua Tennis 4's core experience is nearly identical to its recently-released PS3 counterpart; you can create a character, start a career, and participate in tournaments while enhancing your skills through all kinds of bizarre tennis-related skill tests. Likewise, you can jump into the shoes of Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, or other real-world tennis stars.
What PS Vita brings to the court is a new, yet optional way to control the main serve-and-volley action, plus a series of "VT Apps."
The core gameplay opens up considerably thanks to the PS Vita touch screen. Tap on the screen...
To quote: So I've finally gotten around to releasing 3.0. It's pretty much the same as in 2.99.534 except that you can now arbitrarily zoom the video via a setting in the popup menu.
I'm leaving on a vacation tomorrow and wont bring the PS3 with me so don't expect any (tested) PS3 features the next weeks. I will hopefully find time to do a bunch of other non-platform depended features though.
Once I get back I hope to address all aspects of audio on the PS3, in particular:
141w ago - PlayStation Network Director of Marketing Brandon Stander has announced today that 2011 MLB.TV is launching today, which includes new features for opening day as well.
To quote: The Major League Baseball pre-season is coming down the home stretch, and with Opening Day of the 2011 season just two days away, we're excited to announce 2011 MLB.TV for PS3 is now available on PlayStation Network.
For the 2011 MLB season, the MLB.TV team is introducing significant advancements, including an improved user interface, more integration and more sophisticated tools for live streaming. Check it out as our own Jeff Rubenstein walks you through the highlights:
Some of the new 2011 upgrades include:
• Highest Quality HD Streaming - Speed detection technology gives users ultra-HQ video access (NexDef 4.5 mbps) depending on available bandwidth.
• Enhanced Audio - In-game alternate audio selection allows users to overlay the home or away team's broadcasters over the live video or use the "Park" option to include the ballpark's natural sounds.
• Quick-Access Stats - View player cards with full career stats, league leaders,...