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Video: Gran Turismo Creator Test Drives ModNation Racers PS3

Video: Gran Turismo Creator Test Drives ModNation Racers PS3 50°
231w ago - SCEA Associate Product Marketing Manager Chuck Lacson has shared a video today where Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi test drives ModNation Racers on the PS3.

To quote: It's not everyday that the creator of the biggest racing franchise EVER takes another racing game for a spin... and has a good time doing it! On top of that Air Raid is available to all tomorrow on the PSN!

Artist Spotlight: Kazunori Yamauchi, Creator/Producer of Gran Turismo

Kazunori Yamauchi, the legend behind the Gran Turismo franchise, has a passion for racing, a passion that has led to over 56 Million copies of Gran Turismo shipped to date.

As he prepares to launch his greatest creation yet (Gran Turismo 5 hits shelves November 2nd!) he took a moment to tell us what drives him and his team, shares memories of creating his first game, and what he thinks about racing... ModNation style!





Take Flight with Air Raid this week!

Whether he's soaring through the skies off jumps or shooting Hydra missiles at his latest opponent, Air Raid will not stop at nothing to win the race. Once in the crosshairs of his one-of-a-kind Fighter Plane Kart, you better say your prayers! Available as a separate Mod ($.99),...
 

ModNation Racers PS3 Artists Share Secrets of a Super Creator

ModNation Racers PS3 Artists Share Secrets of a Super Creator 50°
236w ago - Community Manager Ramone Russell of SCEA San Diego Studios has shared some ModNation Racers PS3 artist secrets to become a Super Creator today, as follows:

We're happy to introduce Myles Gordon our first ModNation "Super Creator!" Myles specializes in making unique-looking and technically sound tracks.

Game Informer's August issue features a piece on Mr. Gordon and the amazing tracks he's created. Our focus on Myles starts with some of his tracks and a short Q&A.

MylesG Tracks

Here is an overview of some of the highlight tracks among the Tours. There are eight Tours total with four tracks each. To find them just do a text search under tracks for "P Tour", "M Tour", "G Tour", "O Tour", "N Tour", "R Tour", "Q Tour" or "W Tour."

Track Name: M Tour 3: Aquatica

MylesG says: "Water and fire mix in this ocean-based Stunt Park. Aquatica is all about big air, big stunts and big speed. Skilled racers will be able to maintain max boost throughout most of this course due to long drifts and huge air time."

Track Name: O Tour 4: Sky Fleet

MylesG says: "Take to the skies above Tek City and join the battle that rages above. Help...
 

Sony Interviews Gran Turismo Creator Kazunori Yamauchi

Sony Interviews Gran Turismo Creator Kazunori Yamauchi 50°
246w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a recent interview that James Gallagher conducted with Gran Turismo Creator Kazunori Yamauchi of Polyphony Digital.

To quote: With a November 2nd release date now on the horizon for Gran Turismo 5, our dashing European counterpart James Gallagher sat down with Polyphony Digital's Kazunori Yamauchi yesterday.

While the new Gran Turismo 5 trailer at the SCEA E3 press conference was still fresh in the mind, a select few journalists were invited to a behind closed doors presentation from the father of GT, Kazunori Yamauchi, at the Los Angeles Conference Centre.

We were shown the Lounge feature, which gives every player a dedicated area to host their car collection and results, and the online lobbies where you and a group of friends can race, perform test laps, chat and watch other people driving. The floor then opened for questions with my favourite being when someone asked if Kazunori had visited every location used in the game.

"I have to be moved by something in one of my games so...
 

Braid Creator Drops Hints of a Possible PS3 Linux Port

Braid Creator Drops Hints of a Possible PS3 Linux Port 300°
264w ago - Roughly three months ago Braid was released on PS3 via PSN, however, recently I contacted creator Jonathan Blow and asked him about a possible port of the game to PlayStation 3 Linux.

To quote: I've asked Jonathan whether or not a Linux port of the game was in the works, since I've seen him hint at that in old posts on his blog (January 2007 and August 2008). I'm glad to say that he reported that a Linux port of the game was indeed being developed. To quote:

"[..] one is in progress but hasn't quite been completed, but may eventually be released."

He also said that the porting is about 95% complete, but I don't know how much time it will take for the remaining 5% to be completed, so maybe it will soon be available, maybe not, but this is great hope for the Linux community!

I also spoke with him a little about Open Source, and I was pleasantly surprised to see him not completely reject the idea of open sourcing his game, but he said "it is not likely at this time", so although it is not likely to happen, it is maybe another...
 

Video: LittleBigPlanet Water, Level Creator, Tools & Beta Codes

Video: LittleBigPlanet Water, Level Creator, Tools & Beta Codes 200°
284w ago - Just under a month ago Media Molecule was accepting LBP Water Kit BETA applications.

Today PS3Blog.net (linked above) has confirmed that the LittleBigPlanet Water Beta codes are being sent out and include exclusive unlockables.

To quote: "As a beta tester for this Beta, you will be rewarded with the Beta Test Vest as a thank you for your participation.

It will also be possible to earn a Beta Bug Blaster Hazmat costume, a prize we give only to those testers who go above and beyond the call of duty to provide us with bugs and feedback, or generally make themselves very useful.

There may also be some creative beta challenges, which will give players another way to win one of these rare and very sought after costumes. These costumes are only available from participation in the beta."

Finally, below is a gameplay video of LittleBigPlanet's Water, Multiplayer Level Creator and new tools courtesy of Bart 013. Enjoy!



 

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