Monthly Archives: March 2011
Jock, from BASH and Slash, an all out everything FPS Blog, caught up with Battlefield’s Community Manager, Daniel Matros, and the award winning Platform Specialist, Frostbite Engine coder Christina Coffin. He talks to her about the award, her journey to becoming one of the best in the business, and why Battlefield 3 WON’T suck on the PS3!
Fire Hose Games and Sony Online Entertainment are proud to present to us Slam Bolt Scrappers, a new and quirky puzzle/action game that is available on PSN for you to acquire (with money) and download (with the internets) to your PS3 HDD ASAP. Here are some fine words from them about this Frankestein (in a good way) creation:
Build and brawl in this fast and frantic mash-up – exclusively on the PlayStation®Network! Race your opponents to build the most powerful towers in Slam Bolt City while defending against
deceptively adorable baddies and hugely epic bosses. Create weapons that shoot lasers, drills, missiles, and more to annihilate your adversary. Battle in four-player co-op campaign mode, or go head-to-head for more brawling and block-building awesomeness.
* Build tons of devastating weapons
* Competitive multiplayer! Up to four players can join the brawl, fighting each other or computer-controlled enemies
* Cooperative campaign where up to four players work together to save the city, unlocking new weapons, levels, characters and hats along the way
* Unique gameplay combining building and brawling that is easy learn, but takes skill to master
* Tons of replayability from the many weapon options, built in challenges, multiplayer modes, and unique levels
And DICE has a warning for any developer that might trip and stumble: watch out. In speaking to OPM, DICE’s general manager, Karl-Magnus Troedsson, showed great confidence in their upcoming title, Battlefield 3. Remember, the Call of Duty guys have been using the same engine since 2005, while the Frostbite 2 engine is kicking ass and taking names.
“Our competitors are getting lazy. They’re using the same engine, the same recipe for building a game. At some point you need to take that leap. I haven’t seen them take that leap since a long time ago. We are doing that now. They had better watch out. We are coming for them.”
Valve has released some great videos promoting Portal 2, and they continue to do so, with their new Aperture video. There will be two more leading up to Portal 2’s release date of April 19th. Also, in-case you have somehow missed it, we are giving away a copy of Potal 2 here.
“In this week’s informational video, Aperture Science founder Cave Johnson explains why robots’ll get you the biggest bang for your testing dollar. Don’t wait until April 19th to get in on the ground floor. Invest in documentary game futures today!”
In case you missed the first one, you can see it after the jump.
Here is the current update for Playstation Plus members. Keep in mind some items may change.
PSN: Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Prince of Persia Classic
minis: Dual Invaders, Dynogems (both brand new and 2 weeks exclusive to PS+)
With Sony and Sega bringing us Dreamcast titles, I thought I would bring up a few gems I would like to see come to PSN. The Dreamcast was one of the best consoles in its time and had many great games, the majority of which were overlooked. Here is a few I would like to see Sega bring to PSN.
#1. Record of Lodoss War
Think Diablo and you know exactly how this game plays. This was Hack and Slash at its finest when it was released. I don’t know of a lot of people who actually played it, or even knew of its release.
Continue reading for other choices!