Polynauts Central (8/8 Archived)
Todays image comes courtesy of Breadknight
Welcome to Polynauts Central, here on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012, otherwise known as the birthday of the Father of PlayStation Ken Kuturagi! Tanjoubi omedetou!
Why not share your best Father Ken memories right here on Polynauts whilst talking about games, GIF's and other stuff too.
NEW ARTICLES ON POLYGON:
1: 'Sound Shapes' review: pet sounds by Arthur Gies
"While Sound Shapes doesn't have a surplus of new ideas, exactly, it does have a clear objective in mind. Combining melodies of ever-increasing complexity with well-concepted, unique art styles that evolve and develop in fun and surprising ways over the course of each album, Sound Shapes takes you on a journey through each level like hearing a song you love for the first time."
2: How 'Super Time Force' fell into Capybara's lap (and yours) by Matt Leone
"It was weird," says Vella. "Right around that time, we had had some shitty luck as a studio, and some stuff was really up in the air, and we didn't know if we could actually do it." He says the success of Capybara's previous small side game Sworcery helped, both from a financial and a motivational perspective, and the team decided it was an experiment worth exploring."
3: 'DayZ' becoming a standalone game by Samit Sarkar
"This is the fairy-tale outcome for a mod that many would have said impossible four months ago," said Dean Hall, the creator of the mod, who will serve as project lead on the standalone DayZ game."
4: 'Metal Gear Solid' HD collections become downloads this month by Dave Tach
"On August 21st, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD Edition and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD Edition will be available to purchase for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, which includes both games in one bundle, will be available through Xbox Games On Demand."
5: 'SSX' update adds two new modes for free, including real-time multiplayer by Michael McWhertor
"EA's extreme snowboarding game SSX received a new title update via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network today, adding two new game modes: real-time, multiplayer races known as "3-2-1-Go! Events" and single-player exploration option, "Freeride."
FROM THE POLYNAUTS FORUMS:
1: Favorite games on emulators by CannibalTuna
"I've recently been using pcsx2 ( since it now supports more than two cores) and Dolphin to play some of my older games on my pc. Xenoblade, Persona 4 and FF10-2 look excellent. I was blown away by the difference. So what's some games you guys have played and are your favorites? Best looking? (I'm a sucker for pretty graphics added to my favorite games). Screenshots?"
2: Share your Sound Shapes levels by Brian Crecente
"Have you had a chance to pick up Sound Shapes for the PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita yet? If you have you should absolutely check out the level editor, it's amazing. Once you do, drop the name of your creation and your PSN name in here so we can play each other's levels."
3: PS3 dead. where to go from here by Boolanger
"I am truly at a loss at what i should do next. I have 2 decent gaming PC that I use but the PS3 was the core of my gaming or at least my go to when I didn't know what else to play. I plan on getting a next gen console at some point not sure if it will be Sony or MS but that will be decided later."
4: Favorite Current Gen Vaporware by Amazing Spiderham
So what current gen games were you looking forward to the most that just never seemed to materialize? Some of mine are Killing Day, 2 Days in Vegas, Eight Days, Project Offset...
5: Gaming myself to health by Cornish Forrestfield
"To spare you the effort of coming to the conclusion that I am in no particular sense an adequate writer. I'll confess; an adequate writer, I am not. Expect it to be disjointed and incoherent. However, I felt that my story was worth sharing."
REMINDER: Polygon.com : Community Requests Thread by Shaun McIlroy
"This is our "Official Polynauts" topic for Polygon.com requests, those which we've all made mention of in anticipation of the sites launch in 2012. I thought I'd collate them all here for the Polygon team to check back and see if the stars align with their overall plans, whatever they may be."
FROM THE VERGE:
- Acer CEO warns Microsoft to 'think twice' about its Surface plans
- Amazon now making free-to-play social games, announces Amazon Game Studios
- iOS 6 scales to rumored 'iPhone 5' resolution, adds fifth row of apps to home screen
POLYNAUTS COMMENTS OF THE DAY (7/8):
"He was a detective? Who would has guessed?"
Zombie711 (9 recommends) - overnight total
"SOUND SHAPES TODAY SOUND SHAPES TODAY. DEAR SWEET BABY JESUS"PrinceLUDA21 - (4 recommends) as of Tuesday night.
Every day there will only be one comment from the previous thread. It's decided based upon the most recommends an individual receives for their comment; should two people have the same rating then both comments will be posted.
Okay, there we have another weekends worth of catch-ups folks. Remember to sound off in the comments below and share any awesome news you find today. As always, feel free to hit me up on Twitter @shaunmcilroy if you want to chitchat throughout the day.
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