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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 Sidescroller: Retro Heaven

Q-Games has released a promising launch trailer for their PSN exclusive, old school shooter PixelJunk Sidescroller. The developer confirmed via Twitter, Wednesday October 25th, as the release date for the EU PS store.

Based on the unlockable stage from PixelJunk Shooter 2, PixelJunk Sidescroller is an arcade masterpiece with Brand new levels, local Co-op mode, hordes of enemies, and epic boss fights to represent the retro gaming golden era.

- Explore a thoroughly re-invented genre as you battle your way through unique, retro stages.
– Search for hidden Power Up items and upgrade your arsenal of weapons to retrofit your ship.
– Hop into the local co-op mode to unleash massive mayhem on hordes of unsuspecting enemies.

A relaxing retro time with a cold one. This is not to be missed folks!

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Some PixelJunk Shooter 2 Information

So PixelJunk Shooter 2 has been confirmed to be coming, but there hasn’t been too many details come through, let alone, an official statement or anything at the press conference today (lets face it, if Sony were to show everything we wanted to see, the event would have had to been another couple of hours). So, what’s new with PixelJunk Shooter 2?

Besides the same type of gameplay sand dynamic fluid system, a fact sheet released by Sony says a whole lot, that’s what. The first PixelJunk Shooter only allowed for local co-op play, but they’re upping the ante with this one, as they plan to make it a bit more community-based. First off, there is now a competitive online mode that has you face off against other players in stages specifically built around that particular game mode.

You can also upload your ‘ghost’ online from your best performances, or download the ghosts of other players, both globally and by your friends, and then try to beat their scores. There is also a ‘Virtual Co-op” mode that sends out an AI controlled ghost to help you get through certain stages and work together.

And finally, besides the online ranking, there is also some YouTube upload support for your best runs and the like if you so choose to use the feature. Did I say finally? I actually meant it for this. The game is also playable on the PSP system via “Remote Play”. Be sure to check out the screenshots after the jump.

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GDC 2010: Naughty Dog Wants Your Questions

[tab:News]Over at the Official Blog, Naughty Dog is waiting for you to send in any questions you have. What kind of questions? Since they will be used for GDC next week, it will most likely have to do with the development of their games, but they’re open to anything it seems, whether it’s serious or fun, etc. Also attending that panel? The graphic artist and composer for Q-Games’ PixelJunk Eden (Baiyon). If you have a question in mind for either developer in mind, be sure to get it in by Friday (and let us know what you sent them!).

The Who, What, When and Where of the questions are as follows:

On Thursday, March 11 from 4:30 – 5:30 PM PST, Naughty Dog’s co-lead Game Designer, Richard Lemarchand, will be participating in a session with Baiyon, graphic artist and composer of Q-Games’ PixelJunk Eden, and they want to take your questions to be answered during the panel!

The session will take form as a lively discussion on the inherent similarities of artistic endeavor and will encompass conversations on Richard’s and Baiyon’s games, and the nature of creativity and process in games. We’re hoping to use a number of questions submitted by the community to lead the conversation. If you have a question you’d like to have answered during this panel, please submit it in the comments below and we’ll do our best to get it answered at GDC. We welcome all kinds of questions, serious, fun, etc…we’re looking for variety! Get your questions in before Friday; we’ll close all submissions after that.

Naughty Dog will have a huge showing at GDC, so if you’re going to be attending, be sure to check out their entire event schedule as well in the tab above.

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Thursday (March 11, 2010) 1:30pm — 2:30pm
Among Friends – An UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Post-Mortem
Richard Lemarchand (Game Designer, Naughty Dog)
Room 134, North Hall

Thursday (March 11, 2010) 3:00pm — 4:00pm
Behind the Scenes: UNCHARTED 2’s Unique Cinematic Production Process
Josh Scherr (Cinematics Animation Lead, Naughty Dog), Amy Hennig (Creative Director, Naughty Dog, Inc.)
Room 303, South Hall

Thursday (March 11, 2010) 4:30pm — 5:30pm
Micro or Massive: It’s Fricking Tough to Achieve a Vision
Baiyon Tomohisa Kuramitsu (Graphic Artist/Composer, PixelJunk/Eden), Richard Lemarchand (Game Designer, Naughty Dog)
Room 135, North Hall

Friday (March 12, 2010) 9:00am — 10:00am
GDC Microtalks 2010: Ten Speakers, 200 Slides, Limitless Ideas!
Richard Lemarchand (Game Designer, Naughty Dog), Ian Bogost (Associate Professor, The Georgia Institute of Technology), Chaim Gingold (levity lab), Gary Penn (Guru, Denki), Sam Roberts (Festival Director, indiecade.com), Margaret Robertson (Consultant and writer, Lookspring), Kellee Santiago (President and Co Founder, thatgamecompany), Suzanne Seggerman (President, Games for Change), Jesse Schell (ETC Carnegie Mellon, Schell Games), Jane Pinckard (Business Development, Foundation 9 Entertainment)
Room 134, North Hall

Friday (March 12, 2010) 1:30pm — 2:30pm
Creating the Active Cinematic Experience of UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves
Bruce Straley (Game Director, Naughty Dog), Neil Druckmann (Co-Lead Designer, Naughty Dog)
Room 305, South Hall

Friday (March 12, 2010) 4:30pm — 5:30pm
UNCHARTED 2 Art Direction
Erick Pangilinan (Art Director, Naughty Dog), Robh Ruppel (Art Director, Naughty Dog)
Room 306, South Hall

Saturday (March 13, 2010) 10:30am — 11:30am
UNCHARTED 2 Character Pipeline: An In-depth Look at the Creation of U2’s Characters
Richard Diamant (Lead Character Artist, Naughty Dog Inc.), Judd Simantov (Lead Character Technical Director, Naughty Dog Inc)
Room 135, North Hall

Saturday (March 13, 2010) 1:30pm — 2:30pm
Animation and Player Control in UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune and UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves
Travis McIntosh (Lead Programmer, Naughty Dog Inc.)
Room 135, North Hall

Saturday (March 13, 2010) 1:30pm — 2:30pm
Getting Noticed: Why You Need an Online Portfolio and How to Make One
Jacob Minkoff (Game Designer, Naughty Dog Inc)
Room 306, South Hall

Saturday (March 13, 2010) 3:00pm — 4:00pm
UNCHARTED 2: HDR Lighting
John Hable (Programmer, Naughty Dog)
Room 305, South Hall[tab:END]

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