63w ago - Engima Software CEO Daniel Parente has detailed the creation of a character in Alien Spidy on PSN today.
Below are the details, to quote: One of the key factors for a game to be successful revolves around the charisma and empathy of the lead character, a task that seems easy in essence, but which can be an endeavour of epic proportions.
The first step in creating our main character was to try and think of a character who would be full of charisma, and who would have natural abilities that would empower them to move around the world and adapt to the kind of mechanics we wanted to build into the game.
After a lot of brainstorming, coffee, comic reading, watching cartoons and lots of other inspirational tools, we thought that it would be interesting to play around with a small spider with big eyes that would be able to bring some "human" emotional rapport to the game.
We also decided to stick six legs on him - instead of the standard eight - to make the character a little more friendly looking and little less creepy, as there are a lot of people with arachnophobia. See, we do care!
Once we decided on a spider, we knew the game's mechanics would have to focus on web spinning abilities, which in turn adapted very well to the controls for the platforms we had in...
While there is no official changelog posted yet, many believe the 1.81 revision will block the ability to run VHBL through Monster Hunter Freedom Unite using the recent VHBL PS Vita 1.80 exploit for the PlayStation Vita handheld console.
Below are the details, to quote: At this year's Gamescom press conference, we announced that Online Game Save Storage will be upgraded to 1GB for PlayStation Plus members, and I'm happy to report that the increase will be available soon with...
67w ago - As previously announced, Sony Handheld Consoles Product Planning and Platform Software Innovation Director Don Mesa has posted up a video tour today of the incoming PS Vita System Software Update v1.80 below!
To quote: As most of you know we are releasing a pretty hefty System Software Update (v1.80) for PlayStation Vita (PS Vita), which will enhance your experience and also allow you to play PSone Classics on your device.
Before the update becomes available, I wanted to take the opportunity to walk you through some of the highlighted changes and give you a sneak preview of what you can expect.
69w ago - Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel has officially confirmed today that PSOne Classics will be hitting PS Vita in the new System Software Update v1.80 slated for release later this month.
To quote: Hi, everyone. One of the key announcements coming out of Gamescom today is that the next PS Vita System Software Update (v1.80) is coming your way late August, and will add support for playing PSone Classics on your PlayStation Vita.
I know a lot of you have been looking forward to playing original PlayStation titles on the go.
In addition, you will be able to make various setting changes while games are running and take screenshots of your gameplay.
*It might not be possible to take screenshots in some applications, or in some parts of applications.
Listed below are a few other new features that will be added with the 1.80 update:
The new Cross-Controller feature will allow you to use PS Vita as a controller to play compatible games on PS3, such as LittleBigPlanet 2. This feature lets you take advantage of PS Vita's rich features including the touch screen, rear touch pad, six-axis motion sensing system, and cameras.
To access the cross controller feature you need to launch the Remote Play application...