Artificial Intelligence in Gaming: Part 2 – Perception
Part 2 of Three Speech’s 5 part discussions on Intelligent Design and AI is live and this time, it discusses perception in the world of gaming, how NPC’s are able to sense the player through sight, sound, smell, etc. Included in today’s round-table are Jean-Christophe Capdevila from Alone in the Dark, Dominic Guay from Far Cry 2, Remco Straatman from Killzone 2, and Alex Champandard of http://aigamedev.com. What is needed in order order to produce an interactive NPC capable of sensing it’s surroundings? Read on to find out.
Flash (video) flood; 24 minutes of Heavy Rain
Whenever new Heavy Rain material becomes available, we do like to lap it up. How about 24 minutes from a presentation made at the Micromania Games Show in Paris this weekend? Done.
Alex Evans’ Top 5 LBP levels (so far…)
LittleBigPlanet is almost here in the UK. The game has already been in widespread use through 100,000 beta testers and the release of the title in the US, so when you do unwrap your copy on the 5th you’ll be treated to a raft of great levels.
So what does Alex Evans of Media Molecule think of the user generated content so far? We got a chance to sit down with Alex this weekend at GameCity 3 in Nottingham and ask him that very question…
Trophy Wars – Week 2 – “All war is deception”
Week 2 in our Trophy War contest. Has Danny_D remained on top or has Kawaii usurped the trophy throne from right under his nose. And what about Brodiesan? Is he even able to earn trophies again?
LittleBigPlanet to import images by Christmas
Talking at GameCity in Nottingham today, Alex Evans was asked about the lack of image import in LittleBigPlanet.
The news? He confirmed that this was only pulled from the release of the game because of time constraints, and that the image import tool would be released by Christmas.
Burnout Paradise Network coming Feb ’09
Hot on the (burning heels) of new information about paid DLC content, Jeremy Chubb from Criterion Games, gives some added details about the Burnout Paradise Network.
EA Reward Some Known Survivors
PS3 Attitude has five whole dollars to give away for any EA game. Click here to find out how you can win this mammoth gift of ultimate extravagance!
SingStar Vol.3 Playlist announced
Sony announced the full tracklist of the latest SingStar instalment, which is scheduled to visit us this November.
With 30 songs to choose from and the SingStar Store providing you 444 more, SingStar Vol.3 comes packed with tons of fun. Gentlemen (and ladies), power on your mics; it’s karaoke time!
Quantum of Solace; new screenshots
One of the many new titles out in stores today, James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace stands out as a potential winner.
You may remember we got to play the game recently at a preview event and interview one of the team from Treyarch, and we must say we were impressed. It is always hard to do justice when it comes to movie tie-ins, but somehow Quantum of Solace manages to be both a rock-solid FPS and remind you that you are Bond.
Burnout Paradise Will Invite You To Party!
Criterion have released the news that Burnout fans have been waiting to hear, they’ve told us what will be coming in their first DLC pack in 2009.
Fans of the series will be pleased to hear that Burnout will now have an 8 player offline mode, Burnout Paradise Party, so that when you have your friends around for those gaming parties you’ll all be able to get stuck into a bit of Burnout.
LittleBigPlanet’s Not So Little Review
After a short delay and 3 updates later, we finally have our hands on the game we’ve been craving for oh so long. Yes, I’m talking about LittleBigPlanet here and let me tell you, there is nothing little about this game… well, except for the adorable little Sackboy we love so much.
Sackboy Costumes Priced plus… Ape Escape for Japan
Like Sackboy? Like monkeys? Are you in Japan!?! Ah well, two out of three isn’t bad. Check out this new LittleBigPlanet costume which will be on offer in the Land of the Rising Sun for early adopters of the game.
US PSN Store Update – October 30th
This week is all about the demos. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009, Tom Clancy’s EndWar, Mirror’s Edge and Alone In The Dark Inferno should keep you busy for a while. The usual Rock Band and game videos are back as well. No premium themes this week, I don’t know if I can cope…