54w ago - Creator Ramiro Corbetta has introduced Sportsfriends: Hokra today complete with a PSN preview video for fans below.
To quote: I'm Ramiro Corbetta, creator of Hokra, one of the four games that make up Sportsfriends.
If you don't know about Sportsfriends, it's a compendium of four super fun local multiplayer games that's coming to PSN in 2013. Over the last couple of weeks, two of the other designers involved in Sportsfriends spoke about their games (you can read about Noah Sasso's BaraBariBall and about Bennett Foddy's Super Poler Riders), and today I get to write about my game.
Hokra is a minimalist sports game for two teams of two players. Players score points by holding the balls in the goals of their color on the corners of the screen. This video I did with Kotaku does a great job of explaining the basics of the game:
The rules are quite simple, but the game has a lot of depth to it. Even though I have played it for innumerable hours, I'm still finding new techniques and strategies when I play against expert competition.
When I started working on Hokra, I wasn't exactly making a game. I had been playing lots of FIFA, and like many other people, my favorite part of the game is...
56w ago - The XCM Team is back today with a demo video of their new XCM MaxFire FPS Converter accessory which is compatible with XBox 360 and PS3 wired controllers, wired and wireless mouse and keyboards for all XBox 360 versions including the XBox 360 Slim.
Below are the details from their official site and demo video, as follows:
Maxfire FPS Converter
Functions and features:
Compatible with XBox 360 wired headset (communicate with other players while playing online, not just with your team)
You are able to set multi-key functions into one key. Simply click this key to execute the special game mode, like drop aim, drop shot, active reload, auto burst, etc.
Automatic matching with newer different type of mouses and keyboards (wireless or wired), compatibility rate up to 99%
If connecting to the USB hub with 4 wired controllers plugged in, you are able to divide/share the controller's control command to the other 3 controllers. The Maxfire FPS converter can support up to 10 USB accessories plugged in, so you can share the controller's control command to your partners, friends or family. Have more fun!
It also works with single USB nano-receiver for both mouse and keyboard.
58w ago - Sony Product Marketing Specialist David Bull has posted up a Halloween PlayStation 3 teaser trailer for upcoming title Until Dawn today.
Below are the details, to quote: Happy Halloween, everyone! This is an exciting day for all of us on the Until Dawn team with our minds occupied by ghouls, beasts, and other things that go bump in the night.
We love teen-horror movies ("DON'T OPEN THAT DOOR," we cry... but alas, they always do). That's why we're so excited about Until Dawn: this game provides a truly interactive teen-horror experience!
Until Dawn puts you in control of eight teenagers, stranded in a remote location, under threat and trying with all their might to survive 'til sunrise.
Since today is Halloween, we have a special treat from Supermassive Games hinting at some of the scariest moments in the game. Don't worry: no spoilers here.
Even though you won't see any spoilers, eagle-eyed viewers may spot some details that spark lingering questions.
Who owns the items on the wall? Are the pictures portraying past victims or those who remain? You'll have to wait for Until Dawn to arrive on PS3 in 2013 to find out!
58w ago - Today Community Coordinator Michael Buffaloe has made available a new LittleBigPlanet Karting Halloween video trailer just in time for tonight's spooky festivities!
To quote: Last week, Steven shared with you the wonderful LittleBigPlanet Karting Story Trailer, which tells you a bit more about the The Hoard, the venomous villains which have travelled on speedy go-karts from far, far away to seek out and steal Craftworld's precious prizes.
This week, in celebration of Halloween, the team is ready to present a brand-new LittleBigPlanet Karting trailer befitting the spookiest of nights!
Dressed up as a vampire, hands gripping a wheel of bones, Sackboy and his racing buddies rev their skull karts' engines... to battle each other in a race through a mystical and spine-chilling version of Craftworld!
LittleBigPlanet Karting hits the streets on November 6th in North America, so make sure to pre-order your copy from GameStop if you'd like to secure the Headstart Pack (a GameStop exclusive) as your pre-order bonus!
62w ago - Killzone Community Editor Victor Zuylen has shared Part 2 of the Killzone HD Re-Developer PS3 interview today with fans.
To quote: In Part 1 of the Killzone HD (re-)developer interview, Guerrilla Technical Director Michiel van der Leeuw and Senior Programmer Frank Compagner discussed the challenges they faced while bringing Killzone to a new platform. In the second part of our interview, they talk about the changes and enhancements made to Killzone HD by the conversion team.
Victor Zuylen: Last week you explained how you retrieved the code and assets for the original Killzone. What happened once you handed them over to the conversion team?
Michiel van der Leeuw, Technical Director: That's where the real fun began! There were corruptions and missing bits in the exported data, which caused all kinds of weird artifacts like polygons shooting through the game world. For the conversion team, the first order of business was to go in and fix all that.
Frank Compagner, Senior Programmer: Our old exporters no longer functioned, so the conversion team rather ingeniously re-used portions of the Killzone 3 pipeline...