Twisted Metal

PS3 / Action / Release: Feb 14, 2012 / ESRB: M

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Payday 2 on PS3 gets Sweet Tooth mask

Payday 2 on PS3 gets Sweet Tooth mask

Payday 2's already boasts a wealth of creepy clown masks for bank robbers to wear, but if you're looking for the ultimate creepy clown, the Twisted Metal series has one that it's willing to loan out. A new piece of free DLC offers up killer clown Sweet Tooth's mask to owners of the heist game's PS3 version.

Read more: Sorry, no ice cream truck »

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Twisted Metal director shows deleted endings

Twisted Metal director shows deleted endings

Twisted Metal certainly has striking imagery and characters, but most players probably aren't getting hooked on the plot. But hey, maybe you are concerned with the fate of Sweet Tooth and his cadre of sociopaths, in which case you'll be pleased to know that game director David Jaffe has posted deleted endings to the game.

Watch: Alternate Sweet Tooth endings »

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Twisted Metal review

Twisted Metal review

It didn't take long for Twisted Metal to tug on my nostalgic heartstrings. Developer Eat Sleep Play's reboot manages to invoke memories of the original PlayStation classic--a game that carried me through a chunk of my adolescence. Despite hitting some speed bumps down memory lane, Twisted Metal on the PS3 feels like a worthwhile update to a classic series.

Like many, I wondered if the multiplayer magic was still there. Would playing online click the way it did when I played split-screen with friends all those years ago? I immediately ventured online to find out. I was ecstatic to find that the basic essence of Twisted Metal multiplayer remained intact. Power-ups littered the field and players blazed through the course trying to make roadkill out of one another with homing missiles, shotguns, and remote bombs. It was Twisted Metal, just as I remembered it.

Read more: 'A fiendish demolition derby' »

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Twisted Metal movie in the works

Twisted Metal movie in the works

Another David Jaffe IP is going to make the jump to the silver screen. Sony Pictures is planning a live action adaptation of Twisted Metal, which released in stores yesterday. Spider-Man producer Avi Arad is on board, and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance director Brian Taylor will helm the project.

The movie will revolve around an "underground event that pits a number of combatants in a fight to the death." They will be fighting in wacky armed vehicles, of course. Sweet Tooth and Doll Face--two of the franchise's more memorable characters--will make an appearance in the film.

Read more: The sole survivor will get any wish granted »

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'No plans at all' for Twisted Metal's future

'No plans at all' for Twisted Metal's future

What will happen to Twisted Metal after David Jaffe and Eat Sleep Play ship it this week? Not much, it appears. The outspoken developer, who plans on leaving the Twisted Metal team next month, admitted that there are "no plans" for the franchise's future.

"I always thought it was going to be a great game," Jaffe said in a recent interview. "But we weren't nursing these illusions that we were making Call of Duty in terms of sales. If it's a big enough hit I'm sure Sony won't let it wither on the vine. But right now there are no plans at all."

Read more: Jaffe's next-gen plans »

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Twisted Metal promotion blows up Sweet Tooth's truck

Twisted Metal promotion blows up Sweet Tooth's truck

In what's one of the more violently-creative promotional tie-ins we've seen in quite a while, developer Eat Sleep Play's co-founder and Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe is promising fans a chance to destroy stuff. Specifically, fans can sign up for a chance to remotely fire M249-SAW machine guns at the real-life version of the ice cream truck driven by Sweet Tooth, the game's fire-haired, clown-faced antagonist.

Watch: A Twisted proposal »

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David Jaffe leaving Eat Sleep Play to start new studio

David Jaffe leaving Eat Sleep Play to start new studio

David Jaffe will be leaving Eat Sleep Play after overseeing the patches to Twisted Metal, and has confirmed layoffs at the studio as the project draws to a close. He says he's looking into starting a new studio closer to home, since he misses working directly with a team and games are difficult to direct remotely.

Read more: Jaffe confirms departure, doesn't rule out casual games »

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NOS offering free Twisted Metal skins

NOS offering free Twisted Metal skins

Have you been munching at Taco Bell for a chance to win a PlayStation Vita? Well, Sony is continuing its assault on your stomach with a new partnership. Grabbing a NOS energy drink will unlock "exclusive" DLC for the upcoming Twisted Metal reboot.

Read more: Playable demos and coupons offered as well »

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Twisted Metal multiplayer demo next week

Twisted Metal multiplayer demo next week

Having fallen out of vogue for a few years, the 'fast cars, big guns and loud rawk music' racing subgenre may be staging a comeback. lead by the new Carmageddon and Twisted Metal. While Carmageddon is still a while out, Eat Sleep Play's Twisted Metal is speeding towards stores soon, and next week you'll get to give it a bash it with a multiplayer demo.

Read more: Few details on what the demo contains »

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Twisted Metal goes gold; demo and online pass confirmed

Twisted Metal goes gold; demo and online pass confirmed

Twisted Metal has gone gold, with copies being readied for its upcoming Valentine's Day release. The PS3 reboot has been long-coming, and fans will be able to get a taste via an upcoming playable demo.

"Yes, there is going to be a demo," outspoken game designer David Jaffe confirmed, noting that it will be online-enabled. The primarily multiplayer-focused game will also utilize an Online Pass, and Jaffe apologized to fans given his own distaste for the practice.

Read more: Day-one patch also confirmed »

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Twisted Metal Black free with new Twisted Metal

Twisted Metal Black free with new Twisted Metal

The new Twisted Metal comes with something old. First-print editions of Twisted Metal will be upgraded to a "Limited Edition" that comes with a voucher for a free download of the original Twisted Metal Black for PS2.

"Black was the first title where we really started going into the darker world of Twisted Metal," director David Jaffe said, explaining the decision to include the classic as a promo item. "It's kind of a look-back to allow you to see where all that began."

Read more: Not an HD re-release »

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Twisted Metal creator against online pass use

Twisted Metal creator against online pass use

It seems a forgone conclusion that any modern game with an online component will have that feature locked away behind an Online Pass. Outspoken developer David Jaffe has stated he doesn't want that to happen to Twisted Metal, but concedes that the ultimate decision is out of his hands.

"I'd actually prefer that we don't do [an online pass], even though it's probably good business," he said.

Read more: 'A mountain to climb in terms of gaining people's faith' »

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Twisted Metal coming Valentine's Day

Twisted Metal coming Valentine's Day

Eat Sleep Play head David Jaffe has announced that Twisted Metal will hit on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2012. The heart pumps blood, so that makes blood kind of romantic, right? The announcement came alongside a few moments of new gameplay.

Read more: 'Tuning, tweaking, polish and love' »

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Daily Filter: August 17, 2011

Daily Filter: August 17, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Strap yourself in! It's Gamescom 2011; we have a ton of new videos and screenshots for you to enjoy. Be warned, you might be here for longer than usual.

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Twisted Metal delayed to 2012

Twisted Metal delayed to 2012

The return of Calypso’s demented contest is going to be late. Today, Eat Sleep Play co-founder David Jaffe has revealed that Twisted Metal for the PlayStation 3 will not make its October 4 ship date.

"A late game is only late until it ships. A bad game is bad until the end of time," Jaffe wrote, quoting the legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. The "good news," however, is the game will be playable at both Gamescom 2011 and PAX Prime 2011, for those in attendance.

Read more: 'Aiming for a heck of a lot more' in 2012 »

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