Scrap Metal

XB360 / Racing / Release: Mar 10, 2010 / ESRB: U


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Sony Adds Seven Games to PS3 Greatest Hits Library

[Update - 4:30PM] Though it will not be added to the Greatest Hits library, Sony has dropped the price of ModNation Racers to $39.99 on the PS3 and to $19.99 on the PSP.

[Original Story] Sony has selected an additional seven PlayStation 3 games for inclusion in its Greatest Hits program, knocking the prices of the following titles down to $29.99 along with fancy new boxes.In the case of the previously announced Greatest Hits version of Demon's Souls, it also means a fresh set of copies, making the excellent game a bit easier to find. Read more »

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Xbox Live: "Action Arcade" Savings, Blacklight Confirmed and Fight Night Round 4 on Demand

This week's Xbox Live "Deal of the Week" discounts a set of action-focused Arcade titles, most down 50% from their original price. The Action Arcade promo (via MajorNelson) includes:

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March's Xbox Live Arcade Games Dated: Perfect Dark, Scrap Metal, Toy Soldiers and Game Room

Following up on the recent revelation of the month-long "Xbox LIVE Arcade Block Party" promotion, Microsoft has unveiled when the four Xbox 360 downloads will arrive:

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Xbox LIVE Arcade Block Party Coming in March, Bringing Game Room, Scrap Metal and More

An 'Xbox LIVE Arcade Block Party' event in March will see the launch of the 'Game Room' virtual arcade as well as releases of several top XBLA titles, Microsoft has announced.

N+ co-developer Slick Entertainment's combat racer Scrap Metal (1200 Microsoft Points / $15), Toy Soldiers (1200 MSP / $15) and Perfect Dark (800 MSP / $10) are due in March--Toy Soldiers will hit March 3, with everything else following later in the month. Read more »

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N+ Dev's Racer 'Scrap Metal' Media Mayhem

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N+ co-developer Slick Entertainment has got into the CES spirit with screenshots and a trailer for Scrap Metal, its Xbox Live Arcade combat racer.

As well as deadly Death Rally-style racing, the top-down title packs modes including demolition derby, king of the hill, 'gasoline' and 'tank war.' Sixty singleplayer missions are on offer alongside split-screen multiplayer with up to four players, and online play. Read more »

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Ratchet & Clank Dev Debates Graphics vs. Framerate, 'Probably' Not Making More 60 FPS Games

Following an analysis of review scores and the value of a fast framerate over graphic quality, Insomniac has stated that just-released platformer Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (PS3) is "probably" its last game to run at 60 frames per second.

"There is virtually no advantage in sales or reviews of a 60 fps game versus a 30 fps game," reads a blog post from Mike Acton, the studio's engine director. "However it does appear that gameplay scores are also influenced by graphics scores. i.e. Better looking games appear to be more 'fun' to reviewers." Read more »

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Ratchet & Clank Trailer: 'Play It Again, Ratchet'

This four-minute exploration of Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time sees Insomniac community manager Bryan Intihar and series creative director Brian Allgeier discussing the various incentives to play through and beat the platformer multiple times.

A PlayStation 3 exclusive, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time his October 27.

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Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Gone Gold

Insomniac's latest sequel to its Ratchet & Clank series of action platformers has officially grown by one, as Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time was sent off to manufacturers today.

The PlayStation 3 game is set for release on October 27.

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Ratchet & Clank: Crack in Time Screens Flaunt Fungi

Sentient fungi are nothing new to video games, but toss a third eye onto that beauty and you've got yourself an enemy to remember in Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time.

Published by Sony and hitting PlayStation 3 exclusively on October 27, the latest in Insomniac's series packs time-twisting puzzles in with the usual shooty platforming.

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Ratchet & Clank: Crack in Time Trailer Travels to 1812

Tchaikovsky's always rousing 1812 Overture serves as the score to this explosion-laden look at the next Ratchet & Clank title, Crack in Time.

Insomniac's sequel hits PlayStation 3 on October 27.

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Ratchet & Clank Trailer Talks Space Exploration

The latest trailer for Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time sees creative director Brian Allgeier detail the new space exploration aspect, which replaces the fast travel of past entries with a variety of optional missions, upgrades, and even some talk radio.

Developed by Insomniac, A Crack in Time arrives on PlayStation 3 come October 27. Read more »

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N+ Dev Announces Top-down XBLA Racer 'Scrap Metal'

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The developer of N+, Slick Entertainment, is bringing its XBLA expertise to another classic genre: the top-down racer.

Slick's Scrap Metal is set to boost the aged genre with modern physics and HD graphics. Addictive missions, challenging tracks, and old-school drifting are promised. The racer is set to hit Xbox Live Arcade in 2010. Check out the first screenshots above.

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Ratchet & Clank: Crack in Time Gets Release Date

The latest entry in Insomniac's Ratchet & Clank franchise is due at North American retailers on October 27, the developer officially confirmed today via Twitter.

The third Ratchet & Clank Future release on PlayStation 3, A Crack in Time sees robotic companion Clank solving puzzles with time and bashing enemies with a giant wand as the ever-furry Ratchet continues in his offensive wrench-swinging, gun-firing ways. Read more »

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Ratchet & Clank: Crack in Time GamesCom Media

The media explosion of GamesCom 2009 continues with the latest trailer and screenshots from Insomniac's Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (PS3).

The platformer arrives at some point this fall, with the new trailer below : Read more »

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New Ratchet & Clank: Crack in Time Media Arrives

With Comic-Con now well underway, publisher Sony has issued some new screenshots and trailers highlighting Insomniac's Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (PS3).

The fall-due action-adventure sequel includes a fan-designed weapon thanks to the recent "My Blaster Runs Hot" contest. Unfortunately, the one that would turn enemies into grilled cheese sandwiches didn't make it. Instead, we get the Spiral of Death, which creative director Brian Allgeier describes as sort-of skill-based "deadly yo-yo." Read more »

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