11h ago - Sony Product Manager Ken Chan shared video footage today of talk show host Jay Leno taking Gran Turismo 6 on PS3 for a test drive.
To quote: Collector and auto expert Jay Leno took two cars from Gran Turismo 6 for test drives in the latest film episode of JayLenosGarage.com: his own 1000 horsepower Oldsmobile Toronado, and also the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept car designed especially for the game.
In addition to being one of the first to drive the Vision Gran Turismo in the game, Leno is the first person outside Mercedes-Benz to pilot the Vision GT concept car - which was revealed at the recent LA Auto Show - in real life, using a radio controller through his LA garage.
Mercedes-Benz brought the AMG Vision Gran Turismo to Jay's garage directly from the LA Show. The Vision is the first of a series of concept cars from various manufacturers made for Gran Turismo 6. But, so far, the only one to be turned into a real car. Leno said he thinks games are taking over in determining what cars achieve cult status.
"Video games are where cars will achieve cult status going forward and, like the Mercedes-Benz, where we will see cars make their debuts...
11h ago - Spry Fox Chief Creative Officer Daniel Cook made available some video footage today of the unique puzzles of Road Not Taken on PlayStation 4 below.
To quote: How might a roguelike look like if it featured a thinker and explorer, instead of a traditional warrior? If being clever was more important than being strong? That's a design challenge we've attempted to tackle with Road Not Taken.
You play a ranger in a frigid, enchanted forest, trying to save lost children. You start with a few easy-to-learn abilities. You can pick up any adjacent objects, you can carry them around, and you can throw them.
Trees, boulders, bears - they all float at your command. But you need to be careful; whenever you carry things, it costs you stamina. If you run out of stamina, you collapse face-first into the snow. No checkpoints, no reloads. It's over.
The Environment is the Threat
In Road Not Taken, both the challenge and the exciting moments come from the setting itself. You'll be intrigued by strange objects that you haven't encountered before, and whose characteristics are never fully explained. There are wild creatures running about, spiky plants that hurt you if you pick them up, and blizzards...
11h ago - Half of Ivent Games' Lyubomir Iliev announced that Strength of the Sword 3 is out today on PlayStation 3 with a fresh video trailer below.
To quote: Helloeveryone - Ivent Games here to announce that Strength of the Sword 3 is out today on PS3! I know you've never heard of us before, so I think an introduction is in order.
We're a tiny, indie team, comprised of just two people: me (Lyubomir Iliev) and my friend and colleague Georgi Rakidov.
For the past five years we've been hard at work on developing our first project: Strength of the Sword 3. It's a downloadable, challenge-driven sword fighting game exclusive to PS3. In it, you take control of a mechanical knight sent from the heavens to battle a rising evil that has swept the land... and that's pretty much all the story we're going to give you. Yeah.
But this isn't a game about story. This is a game about CHALLENGE! It's very old-school in that regard. It's the kind of game you "beat" instead of just "finish."
Strength of the Sword 3 has quite a different kind of combat system that combines action, strategy, and management challenges, centered on three types of resources and their offensive/defensive uses.
12h ago - Voofoo Studios Creative Producer Shaun Read shared a video announcing that Pure Pool for PS4 brings the pool hall home on PlayStation 4.
To quote: VooFoo has been building quite a reputation for bringing you gorgeous looking games, and today is no exception with the announcement of our latest labor of love: Pure Pool for PS4.
Over the years we've worked hard to create visually stunning games. From the the critically acclaimed Hustle Kings, winner of Kotaku's 'Best Downloadable Sports Game of the Year' award, to the visual tour-de-force that is Pure Chess, the most realistic looking chess videogame you'll ever play; we certainly like our games to make jaws drop here at VooFoo.
We like our pool games here at Voofoo, so when Ripstone approached us with the opportunity to develop one for Sony's new hardware, we jumped at the chance.
Forget everything you know about pool games, because we're taking Pure Pool to a whole other dimension! This game will bring a living, breathing, connected Pool Hall to your living room. By now, you know we enjoy pushing hardware to the limit to create photo-realistic games.