Eat Sleep Play News

advertisement

Recent Tags

Twisted Metal dev partners with Zynga on Running With Friends

Related Topics – Zynga, iOS, Eat Sleep Play
Twisted Metal dev partners with Zynga on Running With Friends

Running With Friends is the latest game from social gaming giant Zynga. And while we don't normally cover their product launches, a key detail caught our attention: it's being developed in collaboration with Eat Sleep Play, the developer of Twisted Metal for PS3.

The company was originally co-founded by outspoken developer David Jaffe, best known for his work on the first God of War game. Before the launch of Twisted Metal, Jaffe left the studio saying that he had "zero plans to make games like FarmVille and Angry Birds." With today's release of Running With Friends, it's clear that Jaffe wasn't going to fit in with the studio's direction.

Read more: Differentiating from Temple Run »

"That's sad to hear, Black was so good I would love a true sequel to it."
- Begawkiness    See all 5 comments


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 »

"Did anyone buy this, and was it any good? I used to LOVE the series back on PS1, and had high ..."
- atom519    See all 2 comments


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' »

"Damn memory failing me, I thought the first one had like mega huge areas of ..."
- mcpstoner    See all 12 comments


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 »

"I'm still disappointed there was no video game based on the movie remake. It could have been so ..."
- Rehevkor    See all 10 comments


'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 »

"They should release Twisted Metal: Black on iPad with internet multiplayer. "
- SniperWolf22    See all 2 comments


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 »

"...yeah. After reading his blog once or twice, I just left David Jaffe drop off my radar. ..."
- NickDelios    See all 5 comments


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 »

"Go to work at his new studio and you girlfriend will suck your dick. "
- reznory    See all 4 comments


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 »

Comment on this story


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 »

"I'm pretty much sold already, but I'll check this out just to be sure."
- Sideways Bob    See all 2 comments


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 »

"Listened to Weekend Confirmed and could tell this Twisted Metal wasn't for me. Twisted of Metal ..."
- SOTGAce    See all 6 comments


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 »

"Can't say I agree. I fired it up a month or so ago and had a ball."
- Sideways Bob    See all 6 comments


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' »

"Jaffe's whole thing with this game is that it should be "the best multiplayer ever" or whatever. ..."
- DevSword    See all 11 comments


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' »

"I think Hallmark crafted up something about that day. Fuck them though."
- legsbrogan    See all 2 comments


Twisted Metal retooling for M rating

Twisted Metal retooling for M rating

Eat Sleep Play is currently retooling Twisted Metal to take advantage of its newfound M-rating, after failing to get a Teen rating. GameSpot reports that at a Comic Con panel, studio head David Jaffe said the ESRB wouldn't allow graphic live-action video for a T-rated game. Rather than cut content to fit, Jaffe's studio decided to run with the M.

READ MORE: No public beta »

"Is there any info on why he doesn't want a collectors edition? "
- Johnnsen    See all 5 comments



Top Games

  1. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  2. Resistance 3
  3. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  4. MX vs. ATV Supercross
  5. Space Pirates and Zombies 2
  6. Hearts of Iron IV
  7. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. DayZ
  10. Batman: Arkham Knight

Most Anticipated

  1. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  2. MX vs. ATV Supercross
  3. Space Pirates and Zombies 2
  4. Hearts of Iron IV
  5. DayZ
  6. Batman: Arkham Knight
  7. Survarium
  8. Kerbal Space Program
  9. Dragon Age: Inquisition
  10. R.B.I. Baseball 14

Top Rentals

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Beyond: Two Souls
  3. Batman: Arkham Origins
  4. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  5. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  6. Battlefield 4
  7. NBA 2K14
  8. Diablo III
  9. Madden NFL 25
  10. The Last of Us