9w ago - Following up on the recent Duplex PSN / PS3 releases, today PlayStation 3 scene release group SiXAXiS has made available Braid USA PSN PS3 SiXAXiS, 3D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures 2 USA PSN PS3 SiXAXiS and Urban Trial Freestyle EUR PSN PS3 SiXAXiS for Custom Firmware (CFW) users.
From the related PS3 NFO files: Braid_USA_PSN_PS3-SiXAXiS / Braid USA PSN PS3 SiXAXiS
43w ago - Tate Interactive GM Wojtek Bilinski has outlined Urban Trial Freestyle PS3 and PS Vita customization and challenge details today.
To quote: One of the really cool features in Urban Trial Freestyle for PS Vita and PS3 is the ability to customize your motorbike - but it's more than just picking out shiny new parts.
Bike customization is a key factor that directly affects your performance in both the Stunt and Time Attack Modes. Bike Customization allows you to adjust your bike to best meet the conditions on each of the available tracks.
Urban Trial Freestyle provides you with three main bike components to customize your vehicle - engine, chassis and wheels - customizing these parts influences three main parameters: speed, acceleration and handling.
As you advance and unlock more parts, you will ultimately have four engines, four pairs of wheels and four chassis to choose from, giving you altogether a possible of 64 combinations.
If you maximize the speed parameter, you will compromise balance (along with more rigid chassis), so you will perform better in Stunts like Highest or Longest Jump but worse in Flip Meter. When you want to beat a particular Stunt record, the choice is pretty simple and you would focus on one or two factors.
45w ago - Tate Interactive GM Wojtek Bilinski has shared a video trailer today announcing that Urban Trial Freestyle amps up on both PS3 and PS Vita platforms.
To quote: We are getting closer to releasing Urban Trial Freestyle - and since we've focused on the PS3 version, we thought it was time to shed more light on the PS Vita version.
Both versions of Urban Trial Freestyle feature the same proprietary physics engine (called Elephant Engine), so in terms of being a trial biking experience, PS Vita and PS3 are quite similar.
Both platforms also feature the same game modes, outfits and motorbike customization. PS Vita is a really powerful machine - as a development team, we were able to include all the same features as those on the PS3 version.
Still, there are some differences between the two versions, including events and background action, billboards and challenges.
PS Vita has a smaller screen, and we decided that trying to match the big platform level of detail would be too much on a handheld platform. When you play Urban Trial Freestyle on your PS3, its likely you'll have a much bigger screen, chilling in a comfortable position in front of the TV, so you can really absorb more elements and...