56w ago - Starhawk Score Producer Matt Levine has posted up a video today spotlighting how to create an epic soundtrack for PS3 titles.
To quote: When Lightbox Interactive's President Dylan Jobe came to us to discuss the musical score for Starhawk, he had one of the best quotes I've ever heard from a game director:
"The music should not simulate combat; it should remind you what you're fighting for."
It is rare for so many things to come together on a project, but Starhawk has proven to be a perfect storm for creating a truly inspirational score. With a great story, a visionary developer, a brilliant composer, The Skywalker Symphony Orchestra, and a fantastic collection of soloists, we knew that this score would be something really special.
Chris Lennertz's score is bursting with character and memorable themes. Lyrical melodies soar through the orchestra, juxtaposed against feral percussion, gritty guitars, ethnic vocals and an eclectic mix of exotic wind instruments, each contributing to a score that is as memorable as it is unique.
At its core, the story is a classic western tale of two brothers torn apart by a tragic event....
56w ago - Following up on his initial release, today PlayStation 3 developer ThatOtherDev has updated his PS3 3D first / third person homebrew game The Catachthonic to version 0.95 with the changes outlined below.
To quote: So I’ve fixed the bug that caused The Catachthonic to crash in certain situations on PS3 and re wrote some other things.
I’ve added on screen text informing you of what kind of ability you have selected, you can now destroy blocks while they are falling, now you can reset everything without needing to exit the game and I also made some changes to the controls.
Left analog stick = Move
Right analog stick = Aim
L1 = Switch between first and third person view
R1 = Perform an action
Directional pad = Change what action you will perform
To quote: Here is the first PS3 release of The Catachthonic (a 3D first/third person game/toy with an interactive environment and a verity of random abilities).
Use the left analog stick to move, right analog stick to aim, X to jump, Circle to switch from first and third person view, Square to perform an action (like raising the ground, spawning a block, spawning a person to follow you, turning on or off slow motion, etc), and use the left and right buttons to change what action you will be performing.
P.S. if you if you enjoyed this piece of homebrew then you can show your appreciation by voting for it / liking it at psx-scene.
60w ago - Irrational Games Evangelist Ratana Huot has shared some video footage today on BioShock Infinite for the PS3 console which spotlights the introduction of the Siren below!
To quote: Now that you've met the Motorized Patriot, Handyman, and the Boys of Silence, it's now time to reveal the fourth and final installment of our Heavy Hitter series - and we're taking the creepy factor up a notch.
Imagine taking down a bunch of bad guys, only to realize that you've just created fuel for something far more terrifying. Backed into a corner, who gets the next bullet?
You'll be facing this decision in Columbia if you're unfortunate enough to get discovered by the Siren. Check out the clip below as Ken Levine, Nate Wells, and Shawn Robertson gives you a sneak peek...
So what do you think? Are you ready to face the Heavy Hitters? Either way, you'll find out when BioShock Infinite launches October 16th, 2012
63w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli has shared a video today detailing the Uncharted 3 PS3 Co-op Shade Survival Mode and announcing the Final Fortune Hunters' Club DLC is coming in April.
To quote: By now you've become a badass at being a dependable teammate while taking out enemies trying to kill you in UNCHARTED 3 multiplayer, right? Not really?
Okay, then practice up because a new game type is coming in fiery hot to UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception multiplayer. Co-op Shade Survival Mode will be available Tuesday, March 13 on PlayStation Store.
You'll be able to tackle some of the toughest enemies in the UNCHARTED franchise with the help of your friends. Want to see what you'll be up against?
The Djinn haunt this mode as you and your friends will be assaulted by wave after wave of progressively more demanding opponents. There are eight rounds in total.
The Djinn's ability to catch fire and teleport poses a formidable challenge to team strategy and coordination, and later rounds include highly skilled Djinn sporting extra armor and firepower, so get ready for a hearty battle.
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