145w ago - Insomniac Games Senior Community Manager James Stevenson has revealed Resistance 3 Multiplayer details today, and confirmed the PS3 Beta will be coming later this year.
To quote: As this post goes live, we are revealing our all-new multiplayer for Resistance 3.
We've said all along we wanted Resistance 3's MP mode to bring the best of both Resistance: Fall of Man and Resistance 2's MP and co-op modes, and you're about to see just how we've managed to do that.
Resistance 3 will feature 16-player Human vs. Chimera deathmatch and objective-based modes set in locations across the globe.
That may seem somewhat jarring after the 40 and 60-player mayhem in RFOM and R2. Rest assured though, our biggest motivation in determining our new player count was the fun times that we and the community had on maps like RFOM's Busyard and Rooftops, as well as the Bayou House and San Francisco maps in Resistance 2.
Resistance 3 will offer a very deep and customizable progression system. Players can create their own progression paths through multiplayer, spending their hard-earned points to customize loadouts that fit their unique playstyle.
145w ago - Sony's Senior Engineer John McCutchan at Developer Support has unveiled Move.Me at GDC 2011 which is a PlayStation 3 server application that allows anyone with a PS3 to experiment with motion controls and is officially sanctioned and supported by Sony Computer Entertainment.
To quote: John McCutchan, Senior Engineer with SCEA's Developer Support team, here to tell you about an exciting initiative we're unveiling for PlayStation Move during GDC this week.
Later today, I'll be giving a presentation on Move.Me, a new software application that provides academics and hobbyists access to PlayStation Move's technology, enabling them to create entirely new applications using a PC, the Move motion controller, the PlayStation Eye, and the power of the PlayStation 3 system.
We know many of you might not be able to make the trek to San Francisco for the show, so we wanted to give you a quick overview of Move.Me here.
When we launched PlayStation Move last September, we knew it would set a new benchmark for precision in motion controlled gaming. Even before PlayStation Move was publicly available to all of you, we were talking about the device's potential implications for academics and researchers....
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...