34w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton has gone behind the scenes with the upcoming weird and wild PS3 adventure game Puppeteer today!
To quote: Puppeteer's Gamescom reveal last month was a real joy to behold - a bright, bold new PlayStation IP promising primary-colored platforming fun with some deliciously dark trimmings.
A month or two on, last week PlayStation.Blog had the opportunity to actually sit down with a controller and see if it delivers on that pledge.
High up in Sony Japan Studio's towering Tokyo HQ, creator Gavin Moore walked us through the game's opening chapter, which sees a hapless young lad called Kutaro enslaved by the impossibly evil Moon Bear King and transformed into a puppet.
But steel yourselves - this isn't a cozy Pinocchio-esque tale of a plucky hero embarking on a cheerful quest to (re)gain human form. Far from it - Puppeteer's opening minutes sees poor Kutaro's head brutally torn off by our antagonist and his body nonchalantly tossed into a dank, gloomy cellar.
And that's where you, the player, come in. Guided by gloomy cloth cat Ying Yang, you'll step into Kutaro's shoes and go in search of a new noggin, of which there...
58w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman goes hands-on today with the Wild Wild West Starhawk Campaign with details below!
To quote: Though legions of bloodthirsty PSN warriors have plunged into Starhawk's multiplayer beta, the single-player campaign has remained stubbornly cloaked in shadow.
Until now: At a media event in New York City this week, Lightbox Interactive finally gave a peek under that cloak, showcasing a series of frantic battles and lush cinematic sequences from the game's story-driven campaign.
As Emmett Graves, an interstellar mercenary infected by a priceless but mutagenic resource dubbed "Rift energy," you'll use the game's dramatic Build and Battle combat system to call down turrets, walls, vehicles and structures from outer space.
Your objective is to defend the frontier town of White Sands from marauding Outcast invaders -- including your Rift-possessed outlaw brother Logan.
Starhawk's Western-tinged story is told through lavishly illustrated cut-scenes that weave in and out of the gameplay, seamlessly connecting the action sequences and, better still, cutting between-mission load times to the bone.
I sampled several minutes of the campaign and was pleased to discover a fast-paced yet strategic sandbox shooter that...
126w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has revealed today that Lead & Gold: Gangs of the Wild West and Spyro the Dragon are coming to PlayStation Plus for subscribers.
To quote: Over these past six months, we have seen some great content introduced -- from the DC Universe Online beta to the NHL GameCenter LIVE Application -- that is expanding the offerings for all subscribers. Now we are looking to continue that trend through 2011 with new offerings.
In the first week of 2011, we are publishing three featured games, giving gamers a look at a classic, a throwback from 2010, and an exclusive mini from an indie developer. First, we'll be taking gamers back to Insomniac's second game ever developed for the PSone, Spyro the Dragon.
Take part in the first iteration of a classic franchise with a free download of the PSone classic. Also, we'll be offering a free download of Lead & Gold: Gangs of the Wild West, a third person multiplayer shooter set in the wild west.
Finally, we'll be offering Pipe Madness, a minis title developed by The Bearded Ladies Consulting (known for Landit Bandit), exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers for two weeks.
Also, for those looking for that special gift for your...
So What Does It Play Like? Many comparisons have been made (by watching previews) to Team Fortress 2, which is understandable due to the similarity in genre.
Although we do love TF2, we are very confident that the gameplay and feel of Lead and Gold has an identity all of its own.
Lead and Gold features six multiplayer maps, five multiplayer game modes, a co-op mode and a single player practice mode. The matches are five-on-five affairs and the game mechanics, game modes and maps have all been designed with one common goal: team play.
Let me give you some examples:
• Player characters have aura buffs -- we call them Synergies -- that strengthen your gang-mates if they stay in your vicinity. This is a simple but effective way to encourage players to work together.
The game features 6 multiplayer maps, 5 multiplayer game modes, 4 Professions and a single player practice mode.
So what does Lead and Gold play like?
Many comparisons have been made (by people watching previews) to Team Fortress 2 which is understandable due to the similarity in genre. Although we do love TF2, we are very confident that the gameplay and feel of LnG has an identity all of its own.
The matches are 5v5 affairs and game mechanics, game modes and maps have all been designed with one common goal: Teamplay. Let me give you some examples:
Player characters have aura buffs, we call them synergies, that strengthens your gangmates if they stay in your vicinity. This...