Saturday, July 17, 2010

David Jaffe Reveals Twisted Metal Apocalypse, A Cancelled PS3 Twisted Metal Game

David Jaffe has revealed that around 2 years ago, Twisted Metal was going to be set in an apocalyptic wasteland. The artwork above was for a post apocalyptic Sweet Tooth. David Jaffe reveals that the games co-director, Scott Campbell, wasn't keen on the post apocalypse idea and ultimately this version of Twisted Metal was cancelled. David Jaffe says it was a "Good thing we did given the glut of apocalypse style games now flooding the market. Scott so smart! :)".

From David Jaffe.Biz

Sony Detail The Automatic Download Feature In Playstation Plus And Reveal Its First Demo

Sony have detailed how the Automatic Download feature works, for those who are a Playstation Plus Subscriber, and revealed the first demo that takes advantage of this new feature. The First Demo that will take advantage of this is Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. the Demo is coming to the PSN on 20th July for Playstation Plus Subscribers, and on 27th July for regular Playstation 3 users. However, if your Playstation 3 is set up for Automatic Downloads, your Playstation 3 will download the demo, assuming your console is turned of, from 20th July.

Sony have also detailed how the Automatic Download feature works:
  • turns on your PS3 system every 48 hours (during the timeframe you designate)
  • checks for content
  • downloads anything available to your PS3
  • shuts off your PS3 system
  • If your system is on during the timeframe you designate to check for updates, your PS3 will check for updates after it is turned off, during its next designated timeframe. This will likely be 24 – 48 hours later.
  • If you already have the demo/firmware update on your system, PlayStation Plus will not push the demo to your system. (This is true even if you get the demo and then delete it.)
With the Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Demo:
  • You must be an active PlayStation Plus subscriber to enjoy the convenience of automatic downloads (which also delivers firmware updates and game patches).
  • If you turn on the Automatic Download feature before Monday, July 19, expect to have the Kane & Lynch demo pushed to your system July 20th or 21st. during the timeframe you designate in your settings.
  • If you turn on the feature between July 20 – 27, you can expect to have the demo pushed to your system within 24 hours, during the timeframe you designate in your setting.
  • You’ll get the demo more quickly if your PS3 is not turned on during the timeframe you designate to check for updates, because the auto download feature of PlayStation Plus looks for content while your PS3 system is turned off.
From USA Playstation Blog

Marvel Reveal The Upcoming Little Big Planet Costumes Coming On 20th July

Marvel have revealed the second group of Marvel costumes coming to Little Big Planet. these costumes are coming out on 20th July and they will be compatible with Little Big Planet 2.




The Human Torch

Ghost Rider

From Marvel

Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Friday 16th July

This is all the news from Friday 16th July.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Friday 16th July

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 15th July
  • QTE Blog: Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Thursday 15th July
  • Wii: Sunsoft are bringing Ufouria and Aero The Acrobat to the USA via the Virtual Console
  • QTE Blog: Hudson Announce They Are Bringing Beyblade Metal Fusion: Battle Fortress To The Wii This Holiday
  • Gamefly have listings for new Atari Games on the PS3 and 360, Star Raiders and Centipede
  • Just Add Water announce they are working new Oddworld games, series creator Lorne Lanning is also involved
  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce Super Mario Galaxy 2 Has Sold Over 1 Million Units In The USA
  • PC: the Minimum and Recommended Specifications for Starcraft II have been released
  • 360: Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light has a 4 week exclusivity window on 360 as its a Summer Of Arcade game
  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Announce They Are Offering Free Realms Lifetime Memberships For $29.99 For A Lim...
  • PSP: Just Add Water have announced that Gravity Crash PSP is coming out next week on the EU/USA PSN
  • iPhone: Apple press conference is live now at Engadget
  • QTE Blog: Chillingo Announce Angry Birds Fans Can Win A 32GB iPod Touch and $100 iTunes Gift Card In The "Angry Bird...
  • USA June Consoles, Nintendo DS 510.7K, Xbox 360 451.7K, Nintendo Wii 422.5K, Playstation 3 304.800K, PSP 121K
  • USA June Software Top 3, Red Dead Redemption 360 582.9K, Super Mario Galaxy 2 548.4K, Red Dead Redemption PS3 380.3K
  • QTE Blog: Black Bean Have Released New Screenshots And A Behind The Scenes Video For WRC
  • Apple announce they will give out free cases for iPhone 4, apply on Apple website next week.
  • Apple announce a fix for the Proximity Sensor issues is in the works for iPhone 4, fix in next software update
  • iPhone: White iPhone coming out end of July in USA Current model sold 3 Million
  • QTE Blog: Capcom Announce Mega Man Universe For The Playstation 3 And Xbox 360
  • Wii: Gamasutra have analysed game sales from last 6 consoles. Wii Game sales peaked sooner, but are falling sooner too
  • JP Consoles, DSi LL 28.916, Wii 24.604, PSP 24.421, PS3 18.345, DSi 17.356, 360 5.688, DS 4.992, PS2 1.558, PSP go 1.046
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released A New Video For NBA Elite 11 Detailing Movement In The Game
  • iPad: Taito have released Space Invaders, a port of the Cocktail table arcade machine. It also has bonus material
  • PS3: Sony have confirmed that they have limited 3D on the PS3 to 720p, PS3 can do 1080p 3D, limit is to make better games
  • QTE Blog: 2K Games Detail Exclusive Playstation 3 DLC For Mafia 2 And Future DLC
  • PS3: Sony have said that there are no longer any stock issues with the PS3 in the USA.
  • PS3: NISA have announced the next Disgaea game is coming to the PS3, will be better than previous game.
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases
  • 3DS: Ubisoft announce they will have 6-8 launch titles, expect 25%-30% share of UK 3DS Sales
  • Wii: Capcom have announced they're bringing Arcade games to Nintendo's Virtual Console. First will be SonSon