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PixelJunk Anniversary Blowout Sale

Celebrating PixelJunk’s 5th anniversary and Q-Games’s 10th in style, with this huge blowout sale! Get all your PixelJunk classic favourites, Racers, Monsters, Eden, and Shooter, for only $1. Q-Games is also cutting the prices of PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe (PSP), PixelJunk Shooter 2 and PixelJunk SideScroller by half!

This fantastic sale will go live today during the PlayStation Store update. For more information visit link.

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PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe Available Thursday

This is an interview conducted with the creators of PixelJunk Monsters at Tokyo Game Show last week. The game is for the PSP and includes a few new features, such as a new island, new trap tower and new enemies. Online play will also be included. It will be hitting the PlayStation Store this Thursday (currently as a download-only title, using about 68MBs) to coincide with the launch of the PSP Go.

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Sales Won’t Cover Cost For Dynamic Themes

According to Q Games president Dylan Cuthbert, sales for the dynamic themes will, most likely, not cover the costs to develop dynamic themes on the PS3. Q Games recently released the PixelJunk Monsters theme and said they would be “lucky” if they sold enough to cover the developmental costs:

Remember that we’ll be lucky to sell even a few thousand themes and so the cost of developing the theme (3-4 weeks of coder/artist time, checking, testing etc) will still far exceed any money we make from it. From the Official Blog

BUT, the company is proud to have worked with Sony to make the theme and get it out there, stating:

We’re proud to say that this is a system we were involved in developing. Sony Computer Entertainment wanted to spice up the background a bit and static pictures just didn’t cut the mustard.

So we collaborated with them to make a system where developers can display what they want and animate and move them around. This definitely adds a little life to the PS3’s background.

Does the $2.99 price tag still warrant a purchase, though? It’s really nice to see companies accept that they may take a hit on these themes when they go on sale, and not get worked up about it. The Afrika theme is still free, so imagine the hit they’re taking! In my personal opinion, if it were a little cheaper, more people would probably buy it, more than making up for the drop in the price (and that’s only if enough people do decide to purchase it). From GI.biz.

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Full List OF PixelJunk Monster Trophy Challenges

I’m really hoping the PJM and PJM Encore patch is released this Thursday in Europe. It will probably be the only game that can distract me from Rapture until LBP is finally released. PS3Trophies.org has apparantley got the full list of all the Trophies that can be earned in PJM.

If you want to see what it will take to get the Trophies, including the secret Trophies, click the above link. I know some people may want to avoid seeing the full list.

Most of them will definitely make you play the game far differently to how you would normally play it. Some are going to be quite challenging too! :-D

I’m glad Q games have put some thought into their Trophy challenges, which is what I want more devs to start doing.

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