145w ago - Today Sucker Punch Productions Development Director Chris Zimmerman has revealed alongside a video that InFamous 2 for PS3 will be getting user-created missions offering infinite possibilities as part of a limited Beta this April.
To quote: Here at Sucker Punch, we've spent the last couple of years hard at work on inFAMOUS 2.
Over the last nine months or so, we've talked about a lot of things that make I2 awesome–things like crazy new powers for Cole, super-powered sidekicks, radically improved graphics and special effects, a cool new karma system with branching story lines and multiple endings–but we've managed to keep one major feature completely secret. Until today.
Sandbox games like inFAMOUS 2 are a ton of fun. There's a whole city to explore, and we provide lots of stuff to do in the city... but no matter how many missions and mini-missions and systemic opportunities and branching story lines we add to the game, eventually the story ends.
We thought inFAMOUS 2 would be better if it didn't end–if you never ran out of missions and mini-missions to play and things to do. So... we spent the last two years adding a User-Generated Content feature to the game.
145w ago - SCEE's Ross McGrath of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks EU PSN updates today, as follows:
A new month, a new pool of content, new special offers and new price reductions, so grab a bargain.
PixelJunk Shooter Part 2 is finally with us - you're tasked with escaping, the belly of the beast that swallowed you up at the end of the first game, while saving all the survivors you can.
The criminally under-rated Prince of Persia (2008) is published too, starring Nolan North - the hardest working voice over artist in video games - but sadly you'll have to wait until tomorrow.
Speaking of tomorrow, I think we're publishing some sort of 'First Strike' map pack for some kind of military first-person shooter named Call of Duty: Black Ops. Apparently it's quite popular...
PSone - Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver joins us on the EU Store, proving that you don't need a bottom jaw when you've got a snazzy pashmina type thing to keep the flies off. Oh, I seem to remember there's a tale of revenge and vampire killing in there somewhere as well.
New DLC for Dragon Age 2, Dead Space 2, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.
More next week - what's being published on the 9th? GREAT SCOTT! I can't possibly...
145w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:
Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:
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ModNation Racers (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
ModNation Racers is a next generation kart racer that empowers you to personalize your entire game. Shoot, boost & drift your way to the finish line both offline and online, then create your own racing experiences with the same tools used by the development team. Share or access unlimited amounts of player-created content on PSN. There is no end to the karting fun!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 9.62 GB
• Sonic the Hedgehog (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
• Spyro Year of the Dragon (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $5.99)
• Enigmo (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
• Pix'n Love Rush (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
• PlayStation Move Heroes Demo (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
145w ago - Today berserker_devel at the XDA Developers site has shared some videos (below) on BlueputDroid, which is an application that allows Android phones to control a PS3 acting as a PS3 Bluetooth keyboard remote control.
To quote from GamesRadar.com (linked above): "The independent developer has tested it out on the Nexus One, HTC Wildfire, and LG Optimus One - all with rooted firmwares. He was not able to get it working on the Optimus One.
BlueputDroid is the first app to allow a smartphone to pair up with the PS3 as an input device. There have been other Bluetooth apps for Android that more flexibility in syncing the phone to a computer, but this is the first working app for PS3 connectivity."
From the video's caption: "This is a work in progress of my last Android application "BlueputDroid". With this app you will be able to use your device as a bluetooth keyboard for your PS3.
Nexus One Tested on a rooted Nexus One running a "clean" Cyanogen 6.1.1 (root is required to make it work). A beta version will be released soon on the Android Market, stay tuned!"
Finally, the list of currently supported and unsupported devices is below: