Killzone 2 Beta is go; email invites sent
At around 18:00 EST yesterday SCEA sent out a raft of Killzone 2 beta invites to a slew of lucky PlayStation Network users, which included some of your friendly neighbourhood team members at PS3 Attitude.
Artificial Intelligence in Gaming: Part 3 – Appearance and Deception
Programming great AI isn’t the only aspect of intelligent design. Through visuals and audio, programmers must be able to make enemies appear intelligent to provide a better gaming experience to you, the player. Let’s see what Three Speech and Alex Champandard, Remco Straatman, Louis Gascoigne, and Owen Oâ€™Brien have to say on the subject matter.
Riddick returns – with new chapter and paint job
We present the new look Riddick from upcoming Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena. With Atari now publishing we’re optimistic the cult classic update along with a complete new chapter will make fans of the all-round bad-ass happy.
The truth about LBP image import
You might recall we announced the news that LittleBigPlanet will see the ability to import images from the PS3’s hard-drive “before Christmas”. You may also have seen the denials.
As ever, we decided to hold back from further commenting until more information came to light.
That information is now available, and it comes straight from the source…
Firmware 2.52; fixes LBP keyboard lag?
A new firmware turned up this morning, and on the face of it the update doesn’t appear to do much. But is the update related to LittleBigPlanet in some way?
Street Fighter IV finally dated
[sfiv] It seems that the first quarter of 2009 is going to be an extremely active period for Capcom, since a great number of their creations is going to be thrown at the battle.
Starting from the most anticipated Street Fighter IV, Capcom announced – by telling MCV – that the game is going to hit the stores on February 20th, 2009.
Metal Gear Online now counting at least 1 million members
The folks at Konami were very pleased to announce that Metal Gear Online is doing quite well, with more than one million users now kicking it online.
MGO made its appearance last June, taking the world by surprise. No one expected it to be that good! Konami, in an attempt to say thanks to all the loyal users, announced that a special campaign will be taking place in the near future.
Click-through to learn about the campaign…
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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.