FluffyLogic's Eat Them! PlayStation 3 Developer Diary: Part Two

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178w ago - FluffyLogic Producer Ana Kronschnabl has shared part two today in their ongoing Eat Them! PlayStation 3 developer diary series.

To quote: So where are we? Well we have obviously done a fair amount of the game, since we demoed it at E3. Prior to this point we had spent a lot of time getting the basic structures of the game in place.

We use Sony's 3D engine PhyreEngine as the basis - it's a great engine and it gives us the important nuts and bolts of a game system, which frees us up to focus on making special graphical effects and gameplay.

One of these is the cartoon -shader effect which we have spent a fair amount of time developing and refining. We are using it to create the game's distinctive visual style. This was a time consuming process that involved our main graphics programmer and a couple of artists working together, trying to get the art tools into the PlayStation 3 and looking good.

The basic system takes the 3D models of the landscape and the monsters and draws a black line around them, as if they are flat on the page like a comic drawing. What makes it a complex process is that it's not a flat drawing, it's a 3D world that moves constantly, so our graphics tools have to draw this look on the...
 

ModNation Racers PS3 Carnival Parts Pack and Progressive Kart

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179w ago - SCEA San Diego Studios Community Manager Ramone Russell has announced today that a ModNation Racers PS3 Carnival Parts Pack and Progressive Kart will arrive as part of next week's update.

To quote: The Carnival is coming to town!

Coming to PSN next Tuesday is the Carnival Parts Pack. The Carnival pack features a new group of 13 "Big Top" themed track parts to make new tracks or just make amazing tracks even better.

Dodge clowns, get big air with Bounce Pads, and jump over or "through" a Ferris wheel – The Carnival Pack lets you do it all.

Included in the Carnival Pack are 13 parts listed below.

Scene Props

• Jumbo Donut
• Fun House
• Big Top Tent
• Three different Carnival Tents

Dynamic Props

• Pop Up Clown Blocker
• Ferris Wheel
• Salt and Peeper
• Log Roll
• Bounce Pad

Track Props

• Ticket Booth
• Milk Bottle

Progressive Kart available for free next week!

We've got another special item coming to ModNation Racers next Tuesday courtesy of the fine folks at Progressive Insurance. The Progressive Kart will be available on the PSN for free starting next...
 

Video: God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP - First Reviews Are In!

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180w ago - SCEA's Associate Product Manager Ken Chan has confirmed today that God of War: Ghost of Sparta for PSP is now available and announced that the video game's first reviews are in.

To quote: Today is the day you've been waiting for! Kratos plunges onto the PSP with God of War: Ghost of Sparta, a technologically sophisticated action tour-de-force.

Don't take our word for it - the critics have spoken and they are ecstatic. Get a sneak peek at the first wave of reviews below.

10 / 10 - GOLD Award
"Sparta offers an immersive experience on par with many of the best PS3 games." - PlayStation: The Official Magazine

9.5 / 10 - Editor's Choice
"Absolutely the best-looking game on the PSP thus far." - IGN

Kotaku Editor's Choice
"God of War: Ghost of Sparta is a palm-sized epic video game." - Kotaku





Pre-Order Voucher Redeem and PSPgo Owners

Now, for those that pre-ordered through any...
 

Video: God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP Game Directors Live

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181w ago - SCEA Associate Product Manager Ken Chan has shared a video today spotlighting God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP game directors live.

To quote: We are only one day away from the release of God of War: Ghost of Sparta.

For those that pre-ordered, make sure you don't forget to visit the PlayStation Store to download your DLC bundle, and get an exclusive look at the God of War Game Directors Live video.

Note: You'll be able to redeem your DLC voucher on PSN starting tomorrow, November 2nd at 5:00pm PST.

Earlier this year, over 150 of our PlayStation.Blog & Spartan Army community members were treated to an unfiltered, non-censored, no-holds-barred interview discussion with the entire cast of God of War Game Directors.

What was the alternate ending that Stig Asmussen and David Jaffe explored for God of War III? How did Cory Barlog go from Lead Animator to Game Director? What about the biggest challenge for Ru Weerasuiya and Dana Jan as the Game Director for the portable experience?

Find this out and more by pre-ordering God of War: Ghost of Sparta!

Here's a behind-the-scenes look of God of War Game Director's Live with our Senior Social...
 

Final Weekend to Pre-Order GOW: Ghost of Sparta, Free PSP DLC

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181w ago - SCEA Associate Product Manager Ken Chan has confirmed today that this is the final weekend to pre-order God of War: Ghost of Sparta to receive the free Ultimate PSP DLC bundle.

To quote: This is the last weekend that you'll have the opportunity to pre-order God of War: Ghost of Sparta at any of our participating retailers.

By pre-ordering, you'll obtain a voucher to receive an exclusive DLC bundle on Tuesday, November 2nd. Note: You'll be able to redeem your DLC voucher on PSN starting November 2nd at 5:00pm PST.

For those that are either thinking of or have already pre-ordered the God of War: Ghost of Sparta Entertainment Pack for PSP, check out our latest trailer above that shows off the limited edition Two-Toned PSP. The Entertainment Pack includes the content below:





• Black and Red Two-Toned PSP-3000
• God of War: Ghost of Sparta UMD Game
• God of War: Chains of Olympus PlayStation Network Downloadable Game Voucher
Kick Ass - UMD Movie
• 2 GB Memory Stick Pro Duo
• Deimos Skin for God of War III (PS3)

If that wasn't enough, for those that pre-order through...
 







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