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Wednesday, 22 October 2008

PixelJunk Monsters Patch Will Be Trophy-tastic [UPDATE]

UPDATE: PlayStation.Blog has additional information for us all:
  • The patch will release October 23rd for Japan and October 30th for Europe and North America.
  • You can use any combination of difficulty settings to complete your game. Sweet!
  • XMB Custom soundtrack support.
  • Trophies will work differently. Instead of re-playing your entire game, specific trophy challenges must be met on maps with set rules.
  • Jeff Rubenstein interviews Dylan Cuthbert about the upcoming patch. Must see.

We have heard that a patch for Monsters was coming our way. Now with the patch (finally) getting closer to a Japanese release, some info has trickled down our way.

This fantastic patch will add Trophy support and YouTube recording (just like younger sibling Eden), easy and hard difficulty levels (wasn't the game already hard?), and re-balances the strength and range of some towers.

I have yet to pick up the expansion pack Encore, namely because my tribe gets slaughtered by cutesy monsters. Needless to say, the new easy mode is highly welcome (and in my case, sorely needed).

Although Eden has all my PixelJunk attention at the moment, Monsters has made a major blip on my radar. I can only hope that the red headed PixelJunk step child (a.k.a. Racers) gets some attention too.


Source [PS3 Fanboy, Game Watch]

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Monday, 4 August 2008

PixelJunk Eden: Ten Minute Grimp Trophy

Here is yours truly getting my Ten Minute Grimp Trophy in Pixeljunk Eden.

Although I made a couple of mistakes, the key is to get at least a 4-pollen prowler combo as often as possible, since this gives you enough pollen to germinate the next seed along.

When you go for the fourth Spectra (in the order I did it), it's important to get a couple of 4 or 6-pollen prowler combos to fill up the larger seed that leads you to the fourth Spectra.

The best place to do this is shown in the video, since it also fills up the seeds that lead to the fifth Spectra.

Enjoy!

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Friday, 25 July 2008

Dylan Cuthbert on Eden and more at Ripten

Our friends over at Ripten have a great interview with Dylan Cuthbert of Q-Games.

In the piece, Dylan talks about Eden and the future of Q-Games titles. Go and check it out...

"Patrick: What are some of the ways you introduce new challenges to the player? We played one level where the gravity continually shifts– are there other surprises like that to be found?

Dylan: Yes, the gravity stage is my personal favourite, it’s something I’ve wanted to put in a game since I was about ten years old. Games are abstract so the current trend towards realism is frustrating, we need more games like Portal for example. Anyway, we have a no. of other cool gimmicks in there, and they are introduced to the player over the course of playing the game, so I shouldn’t reveal them too much as it is more fun to be surprised by them..."

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Thursday, 24 July 2008

PixelJunk Eden; trophy support and YouTube uploads

Over at the Official PlayStation Blog, Dylan Cuthbert of Q-Games has been detailing a few of the trophies and features we can expect in Eden.

If you read our round-table discussion on forthcoming PSN titles over at TheSixthAxis, you'll know we are really looking forward to this addictive title.

One of the cooler features is the YouTube upload system, where you can share tips and tricks by directly uploading your gameplay to our favourite video-sharing site. We are anxious to see if it will support an existing YouTube profile though - I don't really want to have to manage two separate logins (or one of reach game that supports this in the future).

Cuthbert also mentions that the title is done and ready to go. There is a demo planned for later today (US Store only, probably) and the full game should be available on 31st July. In the US. It'll probably arrive in Europe in 2009.

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Thursday, 12 June 2008

European PS Store update for 12th June

Looks like the MGS Effect is in full swing, since the European update is nothing to write home about for once.

Yes, there are a couple of demos, but we expect that since the biggest PS3 exclusive of the year just hit the streets, the guys at SCEE are too busy playing MGS to worry about the PS Store! The demo of Quake Wars will, at least, let you know why we thought it was worthy of the Big Three award in May...

Here's the (full) list:

Demos (all free)

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars [PS3 Attitude Big Three title]
Monster Madness

Add-ons

Guitar Hero III - Isle of Wight track pack (£3.99)

Videos (all free)

Haze interviews - two videos with Korn frontman Jonathan Davis
Metal Gear Solid 4 trailer

Wallpapers and Themes (all free)

Pixeljunk Monsters (x2)

Now, get back to finding all those MGS4 secrets...

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Thursday, 29 May 2008

European PS Store update for 29th May

It has been one of the titles that we feel has been held back for far too long, especially since the US version gained an update that allowed you to select various languages over a month ago, but Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix is finally here.

In addition, there's an Army of Two map pack, Rayman (PS1) and MediEvil Resurrection (PSP).

Here's the full list:

Games

Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (£6.99)
Rayman - PS1 game for PS3/PSP (£3.49)
MediEvil Resurrection - PSP game (£14.99)

Add-ons

Army of Two Veteran map pack (free)

Videos (all free)

Metal Gear Solid 4 - E3 Trailer
Overlord - Trailer
Super Stardust HD - Solo & Teamplay Trailer

Wallpapers & Themes (all free)

PixelJunk Monsters wallpaper
Prince of Persia wallpaper (x2)

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Thursday, 22 May 2008

European PS Store update for 22nd May

No full games this week, but a good mix of demos for both the PS3 and PSP, as well as a bunch of add-ons, videos, themes and wallpapers.

I say 'demos' but as far as the PS3 is concerned, I mean 'demo'. Having already experienced the pain of Iron Man from the US PS Store, I won't want to relive the experience again.

We played The Bourne Conspiracy already too, and I have to report the actual game is looking better than the demo, which seems to have too many 'breaks' to show how fluid the finished product is.

Here's the full list:

Demos (all free)

The Bourne Conspiracy
Iron Man
Everybody's Golf 2
Beginner's demo for PSP
Everybody's Golf 2 Intermediate demo for PSP
Ultimate Board Games Collection demo for PSP

Add-ons

High Stakes Poker video chat (free)
Go!Explore map packs for PSP (£14.99 each)

Videos (all free)

Haze music video
High Stakes: Poker trailer
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull movie trailer

Themes and Wallpapers (all free)

PixelJunk Monsters: Encore wallpaper
PixelJunk Monsters: Encore theme
echochrome wallpaper

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Thursday, 15 May 2008

European PS Store update for 15th May

What an update!

SCEE have certainly been putting things right since the new store came our way, but it looks like this could be one of the biggest updates we have ever seen.

Not only do we get to finally play Dark Mist (and for less than a fiver), but today's update also sees the arrival of the PixelJunk Monsters expansion.

There is also a downloadable version of WipEout Pure for your PSP (in case you didn't pick it up on UMD), another classic PS1 game that will have RTS fans cheering and an Overlord demo.

Not to mention two additional characters for one of our recent Big Three titles, Everybody's Golf: World Tour.

Throw in a bunch of videos, themes and wallpapers, and you're done.

Here's the full list:

Games

Dark Mist (£4.99)
C&C Red Alert - PS1 game for PS3/PSP (£3.49)
WipEout Pure - PSP game (£14.99)

Demos (all free)

Overlord

Add-ons

PixelJunk Monsters: Encore expansion (£1.99)
Everybody's Golf: World Tour - 'Alex' character (£0.69)
Everybody's Golf: World Tour - 'Gloria' character (£0.69)

Videos (all free)

Dark Sector launch trailer
Burnout Paradise trailers (2 of them)
Brothers In Arms trailer 2
Haze 'TV Ad' trailer

Themes and Wallpapers (all free)

Overlord wallpapers (5 of them)
Overlord theme
Warhawk themes (2 of them)
Eye of Judgment themes (2 of them)
PAIN themes (10 of them)

Don't forget it is Haze Week at PS3 Attitude starting Monday, including our biggest competition yet. Find out more and download the Tiny Trooper wallpapers now.

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Thursday, 13 March 2008

European PS Store updates for 13th March

Another week, another poor showing on the EU PS Store.

This week we do get some more GH III content, but that's about all you can look forward to.

After last week's announcement that PAIN would be coming in March, we're now absolutely certain it will hit next week. We're also pretty sure that Europe will finally see the Shivering Isles add-on for Oblivion soon following last week's trailer.

But all of this anticipation isn't helping SCEE's cause. The natives are getting restless on this side of the pond, and we need to see some decent content arrive in order to even begin to fix the lasting reputation the EU PS Store is getting.

Let's hope that next week sees the beginning of better times ahead.

Here's the list:

Add-ons

Guitar Hero III - Modern Metal track pack (£3.99) - three songs from artsists such as Avenged Sevenfold, Thrice and Deftones

Videos (all free)

Elefunk trailer

Themes (all free)

PixeJunk Monsters

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Tuesday, 19 February 2008

GDC 08; PixelJunk Eden - the first trailer


They might not have hit the big time with PixelJunk Racers, but Q-Games showed us they have more to them when Monsters came along.

Now they're adding to their list of titles with the forthcoming PixelJunk Eden.

Announced at GDC 08 this really does remind me a lot of the inertia and gravity experienced when playing Thrust many moons ago.

Originally for the Acorn Electron and BBC Micro, I first played Thrust when it was ported to the C64. When you had the pod attached to your spacecraft, the inertia and gravity meant you could be spiralling out of control.

This seems to take from that oldest of game genres and add something new, borrowing from games like Rez and LocoRoco for it's style cues.

If the guys at Q-Games keep producing potential gems like this, we'll all be happy to forget 'Racers'...

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