224w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a recent interview that James Gallagher conducted with Gran Turismo Creator Kazunori Yamauchi of Polyphony Digital.
To quote: With a November 2nd release date now on the horizon for Gran Turismo 5, our dashing European counterpart [Register or Login to view links] sat down with Polyphony Digital's [Register or Login to view links] yesterday.
While the new Gran Turismo 5 trailer at the SCEA E3 press conference was still fresh in the mind, a select few journalists were invited to a behind closed doors presentation from the father of GT, Kazunori Yamauchi, at the Los Angeles Conference Centre.
We were shown the Lounge feature, which gives every player a dedicated area to host their car collection and results, and the online lobbies where you and a group of friends can race, perform test laps, chat and watch other people driving. The floor then opened for questions with my favourite being when someone asked if Kazunori had visited every location used in the game.
"I have to be moved by something in one of my games so...
242w ago - Roughly three months ago Braid was released on PS3 via PSN, however, recently I contacted creator [Register or Login to view links] and asked him about a possible port of the game to PlayStation 3 Linux.
To quote: I've asked Jonathan whether or not a Linux port of the game was in the works, since I've seen him hint at that in old posts on his blog ([Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links]). I'm glad to say that he reported that a Linux port of the game was indeed being developed. To quote:
"[..] one is in progress but hasn't quite been completed, but may eventually be released."
He also said that the porting is about 95% complete, but I don't know how much time it will take for the remaining 5% to be completed, so maybe it will soon be available, maybe not, but this is great hope for the Linux community!
I also spoke with him a little about Open Source, and I was pleasantly surprised to see him not completely reject the idea of open sourcing his game, but he said "it is not likely at this time", so although it is not likely to happen, it is maybe another...
263w ago - Just under a month ago Media Molecule was accepting LBP Water Kit BETA applications.
Today PS3Blog.net (linked above) has confirmed that the LittleBigPlanet Water Beta codes are being sent out and include exclusive unlockables.
To quote: "As a beta tester for this Beta, you will be rewarded with the Beta Test Vest as a thank you for your participation.
It will also be possible to earn a Beta Bug Blaster Hazmat costume, a prize we give only to those testers who go above and beyond the call of duty to provide us with bugs and feedback, or generally make themselves very useful.
There may also be some creative beta challenges, which will give players another way to win one of these rare and very sought after costumes. These costumes are only available from participation in the beta."
Finally, below is a gameplay video of LittleBigPlanet's Water, Multiplayer Level Creator and new tools courtesy of Bart 013. Enjoy!