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Cursed Mountain Graphical Features Revealed

Cursed Mountain Graphical Features Revealed 50°
342w ago - In a press release today, the team responsible for the development of Cursed Mountain has announced some of the details behind the graphics engine being used. The new engine is titled "Athena" and it is a proprietary graphics engine being developed by the Sproing team.

The team best sums up the features:

The engine highlights of "Athena" include amongst others, HDR-Rendering, shader simulations developed especially for Wii in order to display ice, heat and water (realistic reflections and refractions), an ultra-fast particle system for amazing snow storms, soft particles for realistic fog and smoke, depth of field, motion blur, dynamic soft shadows, spherical harmonics lighting, as well as a high performance level-of-detail and streaming system in order to provide long viewing distance of the entire surrounding.

In order to create an exciting atmosphere when battling the ghosts, the game employs a number of custom-created special effects such as the shader simulations as well as a newly developed post-processing framework.

According to the Technical Director of Sproing, Gerhard Seiler, the engine "really takes the Wii hardware to its limits and Wii gamers can really look forward to a heart-stopping, and breath-taking world that comes alive with this title."
 

Rock Band 2 Trophies Revealed!

Rock Band 2 Trophies Revealed! 50°
342w ago - Courtesy of IGN, all the Rock Band 2 trophies have now been revealed.

A glimpse of them is pictured below, with the full list linked above!

To quote: Rock Band 2 releases in just over a month, which means it's time to start preparing. Warm up your vocal chords, stretch out your arms, and get ready to start unlocking a new set of Trophies. We've got the full list here, outlining most everything you'll have to do to snag the coveted Platinum Trophy.

High scores and placement on the leaderboards is fine, but we all know that true bragging rights come with unlocking these bad boys. Read below to find them separated by type and know that the drum trainer Trophies are retroactive. That means that if you play at a high level it is possible to unlock more than one at a time playing either beats or fills. Once you're done perusing the list, hit up the image gallery for a new batch of screenshots.

Note that while this is the full list of Trophies that will appear in the game, we don't have their values yet (Bronze, Silver or Gold). But if you're headed for the Platinum, you'll be aiming for everything anyway.
 

PAIN 'Amusement Park' tidbits revealed; video on Monday

PAIN 'Amusement Park' tidbits revealed; video on Monday 250°
347w ago - Nestled deep in the comments section of the official PAIN Blog, Producer Travis Williams has been busy responding to the community. There's plenty of back-and-forth banter, but there are also some hidden gems of info which we thought you might be interested in.

PAIN's expansion pack, the Amusement Park, will be available this Summer for "less than $6.99" and a video of it in action will be shown on the official PlayStation Blog at some point tomorrow. A European release will happen simultaneously.

With regards to trophies, this will be included in the expansion pack and won't end there. Travis says that "new trophies for PAIN will come out as long as we continue to add content."

Hopefully this is a common occurrence, with future game expansions for existing titles bringing more trophies. Could this mean more Super Stardust HD trophies are coming at some point in the future? Considering there's no Platinum trophy, we're guessing so.
 

More Pictures of Life with PlayStation revealed

More Pictures of Life with PlayStation revealed 50°
349w ago - Although it was first mentioned HERE, the above translated page from watch.impress.co.jp shows some additional very cool pictures of the new Life with PlayStation features.

To me, it looks like Wii channels in Hi-Def are coming soon. Interestingly it doesn't say PS3 so I'm wondering if they are going to release this for the PSP too?

There are more statements about PS2 gaming and Home. Click the link above to see some more detailed info on Life with PlayStation.
 

2.40 In-Game XMB Music Access revealed in latest PSBlog update?

2.40 In-Game XMB Music Access revealed in latest PSBlog update? 400°
349w ago - The latest Official PlayStation Blog entry may have revealed In-Game XMB Music Access, relating to the ongoing question that is "In-Game XMB Access - Will it have Music?"

On the PlayStation Blog, it lists the Burnout Paradise patch update content. To quote:

Plus heaps more, including:
- 1080i support for PlayStation 3 owners with "almost HD" sets
- Improved Standard Definition rendering for PlayStation 3
- Support for Custom Soundtracks on PlayStation 3

One thing stood out from the others.. "Support for Custom Soundtracks on PlayStation 3"

This could mean a couple of things, either each game will have it's own in game custom soundtracks, or Sony have succeeded in making In-Game XMB Music possible by just having the developer update the game to make the game compatible with the PS3's system & settings.

Of course I could be wrong, but I try to stick to the optimistic, rumor boosting, speculative side. My verdict? Yeah, it will. 2.40 will add In-Game XMB Music accessible through a PS3 version music player.
 

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