Articles tagged with: Super Stardust
So-called gaming ‘innovations’ normally disappear after a few short months, but occasionally they strike a real chord with players and stand the test of time. We’ve compiled a list of five genuine innovations that have truly revolutionised gaming, and show no signs of going away. And no, this article doesn’t include motion controls or instrument-shaped dust collectors.
A couple of months ago, I wrote about how I was perfectly happy with my trusty PSP, while I waited until I could afford a Vita. Well, a few weeks ago that day finally came, so I’ve spent the last month getting to grips (as well as swipes, tilts and taps) with Sony’s latest handheld console.
Super Stardust HD blasts in at #9 in our ‘20 Days of PSN’. This glorious twin-stick asteroid shooter is Housemarque’s second entry in our list, after Dead Nation came in at #13, proving that they really are one of PSN’s best developers. Read on to find out what makes Super Stardust HD so special.
The PlayStation Network has come a very long way in the last five years.
Believe it or not, there was a time when merely a handful of games were available on the PlayStation Store, and only a fraction of those were actually worth playing. However, nowadays, Sony’s online service is full to bursting with quality titles that have no doubt had your virtual wallet begging for mercy on more than one occasion.
Sony has set a release date for the first batch of updates to convert existing games into stereoscopic 3D. On June 10, updates for Wipeout HD, Star Super Stardust HD and Mr. Pain will be available on the PSN.
The great news is that updates for Wipeout HD and Super Stardust HD will be absolutely free, the bad news is that you will have to pay ¥300 (£2.26/$3.28 if converted accurately) to play Mr. Pain in 3D.
A feature on Qore regarding the PS3’s 3D-enabling firmware update has led to reports that Killzone 2 will be getting a 3D update. Sony have since denied these reports.
Make no mistake, Sony are very excited about the PS3’s capabilities to offer 3D gaming, but don’t expect them to be investing heavily in 3D games in the near future.
Age of Zombies is the latest mini from Halfbrick, the Aussie team behind PSN title Blast Off. The game has Barry Steakfries, the badass protagonist, travelling through various ages of time, blasting through hoards of zombies as he attempts to stop his evil nemesis Professor Barry Brains.
There is nothing particularly remarkable about Age of Zombies that sets it apart from the overabundance of zombie games around: dressing the zombies up as mummies or cavemen does not hide the fact that it’s another typical zombie shooter. Yet, Age of Zombies is still an incredibly moreish game that keeps clawing us back for more.
Not only does June 25 celebrate the “Fiesta of Santa Orosia” in Spain, but the two year anniversary of Super Stardust HD as well. It seems like it was just yesterday when we downloaded this little fellow and started destroying asteroids and enemies.
Now, two years later, the game has spawned a demo and two additional add-on packs, not to mention a portable version for the PSP. Petteri Putkonen, one of the developers at Housemarque, took the time to speak to the fans on this joyous occasionâ€¦
Yesterday, the US got an early PS Store update courtesy of Thanksgiving.
But they’re not the only region to get an early PS Store update this week.