It's been less than a week since PS4 launched with Twitch broadcasting functionality, and the feedback we've been getting from new broadcasters has been phenomenal!
To help new streamers ease into the Twitch community - which is already 45 million members strong - here are some tips for first-time broadcasters:
• Be a curator of conversations: Drive conversation with your viewers. Talk about everything and don't just focus your conversation about the game or games in general. Talk about life, pop culture, music and everything in between.
• Go live longer than an hour: It might sound shocking at first, but Twitch is long-form entertainment. Our broadcasters stream for hours, so find a sweet spot and before you know it you'll be rocking a 24-hour broadcast in celebration of a new game release.
• Find a genre: When laying the foundation for your channel, don't feel the need to be the best at every game. However, if you are good at one genre (FPS, Platforming,...
2w ago - Techland Lead Technical Artist Maciej Jamrozik shared a video today on how light comes alive in Dying Light on PS4 / PlayStation 4 below.
To quote: Hi, I'm Maciej Jamrozik, the Lead Technical Artist at Techland, developer of the upcoming first-person, action survival-horror game Dying Light.
Light and shadow play a crucial role in Dying Light. They affect not only the gameplay and its day-and-night cycle, but also the visuals.
This video illustrates how the game uses a physically-based lighting system, which means that light is generated in accordance to the actual laws of physics.
This in turn assures that lighting looks convincing and cohesive, regardless of the conditions and surroundings. It's especially important as Dying Light features a variety of locations and environments, from open spaces to claustrophobic rooms, as well as a range of weather conditions and changing time of day.
One of the most important parameters of indirect lighting is "roughness," which defines the level of smoothness and dullness of a surface.
Implementing our new physics model eliminated the limitation of using only preset groups of materials, which translates to much more varied and faithful representations of materials in the game. Our artists now have full freedom...
2w ago - Sony Product Manager Ken Chan posted up a video today inviting fans to be the first to drive the Mercedes AMG Vision GT in Gran Turismo 6 on PlayStation 3.
To quote: With two short weeks away from the launch of GT6, we are excited to unveil the first Vision GT project - the Mercedes- Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo, made specifically for everyone to virtually experience on 12/6.
Gran Turismo 6 players will soon be able to choose an alternative version of the virtual Mercedes-Benz super sports car. The "Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Racing Series" offers further enhancements over the regular show car which was presented as physical 1:1 model in California.
To ensure perfect downforce and great handling stability in tough racetrack conditions on PlayStation 3, the Racing Series has a fixed rear spoiler while the show car version has an extending variant of this integrated into the boot lid.
In addition, the third brake light in the middle of the rear end lights up in red as the Gran Turismo logo, unmistakably confirming the identity of the high-performance gullwing racer. Visitors of the LA Autoshow were the first to drive this car virtually in Gran Turismo 6 next to the 1:1 show car at the Mercedes-Benz booth.
2w ago - Sony's Jawad Ashraf of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks European PSN Game Store updates below, which include Tearaway, Stick it to the Man, NFS Rivals and more below!
To quote: First up this week, the papery world awaits in the all-new Tearaway for PS Vita. iota and atoi have a message to deliver and it's your job to help them out. Use your fingers to poke holes into the world, peel away layers of paper or collect papercraft to spruce things up. The power is in your hands.
The legend that is SoulCalibur II is back this week in full HD with the spectacular gameplay of the original. For the uninitiated, SCII is one of the best in the series and one of the finest fighters you could ever hope to play. Fun combat, great characters and a glorious soundtrack. Clearly, the soul still burns.
Be sure to come back next week, where you'll see all the new content available for PlayStation 4. Don't miss it!
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