Those of you who are PC gamers should already be familiar with Nvidia's PhysX, but Nvidia has just announced that the physics technology will be heading to the Playstation 3. Developers who are interested in incorporating PhysX into their games can download it from the SCEI Developer Network.
“NVIDIA is proud to support PLAYSTATION 3 as an approved middleware provider,” said Tony Tamasi, senior vice president of content and technology at NVIDIA. “Games developed for the PLAYSTATION 3 using PhysX technology offer a more realistic and lifelike interaction between the games characters and other objects within the game. We look forward to the new games that will redefine reality for a new generation of gamers.”
The source code PhysX SDK for PS3 and all major gaming platforms are available for license directly from NVIDIA. For more information on licensing PhysX SDKs or NVIDIA PhysX technology, please visit: www.nvidia.com/physx.
A new Playstation 3 exclusive has pitted you against a zombie horde. Burn Zombie Burn! will be made available on Thursday, March 26th.
Burn Zombie Burn! is one of Sony Computer Entertainment America's exclusive downloadable games on their PlayStation®Network, and will be given the all star promotional treatment to ensure it's success. Players can take part in high score and trophy competitions to win a horror themed holiday abroad, framed Burn Zombie Burn! artwork signed by the development team and of course, limited edition t-shirts depicting the characters from the game.
doublesix promises to provide additional PlayStation®Network downloadable content for Burn Zombie Burn! including a strategy guide with hints and tips from the creators of the game, an 8 page "BZB" graphic comic and the unique catalogue of music tracks composed specifically for the game.
Possibly being the answer to Activisions, Prototype, inFamous has officially been dated by SCEA. The game which is being developed by Sucker Punch, will be shipping exclusively for the Playstation 3, which I'm sure you already knew about. What you might've not known is that the the game has been slated for a June release this summer.
Players will experience what happens when a real person suddenly starts developing super powers. Will they exact revenge, protect the innocent or do little of both? These are the situations gamers will face when immersed inside a richly interactive and organic living city. A place where actions create broader reactions in the citizens and landscape around them. inFamous lets players unravel an evolving mystery, experience fame and/or infamy and battle powerful, iconic villains…all the while feeling what it is like to become a modern day superhero.
The demo will be released on the Playstation Network shortly before the game ships to stores. Apparently there will be further details to come on how one will be able to get a hold of the demo. My guess is possible a pre-order incentive before the actual release of the demo. This is of course going by how Killzone 2 got this treatment.
If you were thinking about Killzone Liberation, then at $15.99, it sounds like a pretty good deal, doesn't it? WIth Killzone 2 hitting the store shelves you would probably consider that if you had no other way of getting Killzone 2 of course. Another addition to the update is the Prince of Persia 'Epilouge' that is said to bring an interesting beginning to the new face of the Prince. Here's your list of updates from the Playstation Blog.
Watchmen: The End is Nigh ($19.99) [With Demo]
Wanted: Weapons of Fate Demo
Age of Booty Trial Version [With Trophy Patch]
High Velocity Bowling - Bruce ($0.99)
High Velocity Bowling - Carmen ($0.99)
Burnout Paradise: Toy Car Collection ($12.99)[Or 2 Packs $5.99 Each, $1.99 Per Car]
Capcom has dropped by to let us know tha trophy support is now available for thos eplaying Age of Booty.
PS3 owners today finally receive the highly anticipated addition of trophy support for Age of Booty . Users may now win coveted awards for their efforts as they play throughout the game. The points allotted to the various trophy tiers contribute to the users’ overall level seen in their gamer profile. In addition, anyone who hasn’t tried out the game on the PS3 will have the opportunity to with the new trial version also released today. Users can experience the high seas hijinks for free by downloading a demo version of the game from the PlayStation Store.
So, seems like some may have to replay through the game to get back all their earned achievements.
According to the Playstation Blog you'll be getting the chance to track your trophy progress whenever you log in to PSN.com with your PSN ID. So, if you've gotten tired of logging into your Ps3 every minute of the day to see how many trophies you've acquired, this will certainly make it easier for completionists to compare and debate. The blog has a video up on what you'll be seeing when the update goes live tomorrow..
A potentially in-depth and informative review of Flower is going to be hitting the servers here on Game Plasma soon, so be on the look out. The PSN update today is quite the usual one. Obviosuly with the new addition the US PSN release of Flower, there are other items on the list like Rock Band tracks and Guitar Hero tracks, who knew? Here's the low down.
Games and Demos
MotorStorm: Pacific Rift (Demo [Free])
Expansions And Add-Ons
NBA Live All Star Weekend (free)
LUMINES Supernova Classic Pack ($4.99)
Disgaea 3 - Disgaea 2 Sacrebleu Set with Free Theme! ($5.99)
Disgaea 3 - Priere ($1.99)
Disgaea 3 - Tink ($1.99)
Disgaea 3 - Yukimaru ($1.99)
Rock Band Tracks
“Creepin’ Up the Backstairs” - The Fratellis ($1.99)
“Flathead” - The Fratellis ($1.99)
“Henrietta” - The Fratellis ($1.99)
The Fratellis Pack 01 ($5.49) - Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: The Fratellis Pack 01. This pack includes: “Creepin’ Up the Backstairs,” “Flathead,” and “Henrietta” by The Fratellis.
Guitar Hero Tracks
“Wonderwall” by Ryan Adams ($1.99)
“New Slang” by The Shins ($1.99)
“Drive” by Incubus ($1.99)
Acoustic Track Pack ($5.49) - Downloadable Track Pack for Guitar Hero World Tour featuring “Drive” by Incubus, “New Slang” by The Shins, and “Wonderwall” by Ryan Adams. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading.
For those of us in the US, Flower will be releasing in the PSN update later today. Words cannot begin to describe what this game is all about. The developers themselves title Flower as a video game poem and looking at the trailer below, it wouldappear that way. I will be purchasing this title myself later tonight and I'll be giving my first hand review of it in the coming days.
So, despite this not being Thursday, Sony has decided to give PlayStation gamers a chance to experience what is Resident Evil 5 by making available a demo that was exclusive to the Xbox 360 last week. Shawn Baxter from Capcom explained the changes that RE 5 went under during development on the PlayStation Blog.
For those new to the series, the controls can seem a bit different than you may expect. The RE brand has always forced you to take your time, stop while shooting, and conserve your ammo. It really helps add a sense of tension a normal shooter can’t offer. But to help those who are new to the world of RE, we have new control types that ease things up a bit. My favorite is Type A, which is probably best if you’re a fan of the previous games, especially RE4. Next on my list is Type D, which I find myself loving more and more. Type D is best if you’re new to the game, and it offers something the others don’t… Strafing! May seem like a simple thing, but in a game as tense as RE5, it can really help in those situations where you have little time to react.
The exclusive DLC for Mirror's Edge, the Time Trial Map will be heading to the PlayStation Network soon as an exclusive it seems, at least according to the PlayStation Blog for now. The blog has posted this new trailer for the DLC and as we gaze in wonder at how these floating platforms are even possible to hang around on.
The full time trial map pack will be made available in Feburary but it seems that the PlayStation 3 will have one map as an exclusive to the console before everyone else. You'll be able to download it tomorrow...