45w ago - IO Interactive Studio Communications Manager Nick Price has announced today that Hitman: HD Trilogy is stepping out of the shadows and onto PS3!
To quote: The release of Hitman: HD Trilogy today on PS3 and PlayStation Network brings Hitman: Blood Money onto the PlayStation format for the first time. With it come two additional classic Hitman games - Silent Assassin and Contracts.
More than anything else IO Interactive has created in the past decade and a half, Hitman has been the defining series for the studio. Five titles in the franchise have been released in the last 12 years, across most AAA platforms available within the same time period.
The combination of the assassin fantasy, game mechanics and freedom of choice makes the Hitman series the most original set of games we have made at IO. Nobody had ever really seen a game like Hitman before – not even the developers who were about to create it.
It was a game about a stone-cold killer, but with tongue-in-cheek humor to balance the very mature themes in the game. As Tore Blystad, Game Director on Hitman: Absolution, says: "When dealing with such a dark topic ... you need something in there to compensate, to make it less cynical.
In the start of Absolution development we tried...
45w ago - SPL Game Designer Konstantin Feofanov has posted up a video trailer announcing that Doodle God is launching on PlayStation Vita today.
Below are the details, to quote: Hello to all the happy owners of PS Vita. I'm Konstantin Feofanov, game designer at SPL, the studio behind the popular Doodle God series, which is available on your system from today, priced at £4.79/€5.99.
This project was very interesting for us, since we not only got the opportunity to carefully transfer the gameplay of this funny game, but also to use the best features of PS Vita without making the game overly complicated, but more addictive and friendly to our players.
The essence of the game is simple yet complex. You are a god, standing at the threshold of new discoveries. You have an empty, bare world before you, begging to be filled, and there are indeed lots of things to fill it with.
Starting with ordinary things like marshes and mountains, our new god will uncover the secrets of the human soul, study the tricky concepts of magic and discover the fascinating world of science.
All of it can be completed by combining various elements, like air or fire. There is a twist to it, though: the player starts out on the long road of creation with only four elements, but will end up with...
49w ago - Following up on his previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer facanferff has updated the YouTube Plugin to version 2.0 for Showtime PS3 Media Player dubbed the New Experience with the changes outlined below followed by v2.2, v2.21 and v2.2.5.
The first major release of the plugin was more than a year ago and now it is time to renew that experience and provide a improved experience that I hope everyone will enjoy. Please see carefully the changelog so you know exactly what's new:
Add: Support for Continuous Playback (needs to activate setting in Showtime's Video Playback Settings)
Add: Main Page now supports order customization (like Showtime Main Page)
Add: Youtube Disco
Add: Native Sorting (by Publish Date, by Views, by Title (incrementing/decrementing)...
50w ago - Sony PlayStation Store and Plus Content Manager Chris Howe has outlined the upcoming PlayStation Plus content updates for January, 2013 today.
Below are the details, to quote: Hello everyone! I hope you're all enjoying the new content that arrived on PlayStation Plus at the beginning of December. As we move through the gift-giving season I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to inform you of all the awesome content changes you can expect in January.
But before that, I wanted to let you know about a great offer that starts today on the PlayStation Store. As soon as the store has been updated, the PS Plus 1 year membership will be available at an incredible 25% off its usual price!
Until 9th January you can get a whole year's subscription for a one-off payment of only £29.99/€37.49. And remember - you can stack your membership so you can treat yourself even if you're an existing member!
Right, onto this month's games. Kicking things off is your lead title for January - BioShock 2, diving into the PlayStation Plus service from 2nd January for four weeks.
52w ago - CCP's Eino Joas has outlined war and profit in DUST 514 for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system today.
Below are the details, to quote: The mercenary life is grand, but how do you put the "profit" into intergalactic warfare for fun and profit?
I mean, we all love to see new places (and blow them up) and meet new people (and blow them up), but you're not just doing this for your health. So let's talk about how DUST 514 rewards your effort.
There are three things you can come away with from a battle: money, skill points, and salvage, and here's how you get them:
ISK is the primary currency in the EVE Universe and a necessity for fighting wars. You will earn ISK from each battle you fight. The size of the reward depends on your contribution and the cost of the battle. Those who contribute more are rewarded handsomely, but all mercs are guaranteed a solid income.
A portion of the reward pool for each battle depends on the value of items destroyed in the battle. If the battle saw countless vehicles and expensive prototype gear destroyed, everyone is in for bigger rewards. ISK rewards are calculated as follows for each participant:
Base rewards: Every mercenary receives basic compensation for each battle they fight....