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By otakuman5000 On 27 Feb, 2012 At 07:05 AM | Categorized As News, PlayStation | With 0 Comments

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Since being announced at E3 2010, the team at EatSleepPlay have been hammering away at the next entry in Playstation’s longest running franchise, Twisted Metal. Originally, the game was supposed to be released in October, yet was delayed in order to refine the heavily tested game. It was given a new release date of February 14th 2012, better known as Valentine’s Day in the US. In addition, we saw the unveiling of three trailers featuring the story mode characters, Sweet Tooth, Doll Face, and Mr. Grimm. This was followed with the debut of the game’s official launch trailer (see below).



This passed summer, when the game was still slated for its original release, legendary game director David Jaffe put out a tweet stating that he didn’t want to have rap music on the game’s soundtrack. This split the fans and caused an uproar of both hip-hop heads and non hip-hop heads.

David Jaffe then came out to stop the Twitter war, with news of custom soundtracks, along with the addition of two veteran hip-hop artists to the game’s official soundtrack, which already included songs from the hard rock and metal genres. Hip-hop Gamer of ROG’s sister site HiphopGamershow.com also has a song featured in the game’s end credits called Get Twisted.



In other Twisted Metal related news, players who pre-ordered the game received the DLC vehicle AXEL which will be released later on for purchase via the PS Store (We’re guessing there will be DLC packs with cars and maps in the future). In addition to the AXEL DLC, those who purchase the 1st printing of the game will receive a PSN Voucher for the PS2 classic Twisted Metal Black. More details are below in a video by David Jaffe. The game also came with a redeem code for a Sweet Tooth character skin in the upcoming Starhawk game.
 

In ROG and Twisted Metal News, I recently won David Jaffe’s Twitter Song Contest for a signed Sweet Tooth doll or t-shirt. I chose the doll and received it a day after the game released. Check this link below for the song, “SWEET TOOTH IS BACK”.

Sony/SSM/EatSleepPlay has also teamed up with NOS Energy Drinksto give gamers a chance to customize their favorite vehicles in the game via downloadable vehicle skins. Simply buy a can of NOS from any local store, redeem the code, and you will get the skins (and access to an online skin editor or UGC).

 

 

Jaffe also launched a bold marketing campaign called shootmytruck.com. Some lucky fans got to control real machine guns remotely, allowing them to shoot up Sweet Tooth’s ice cream truck two days out from the game’s launch date.

After launch some players experienced problems connecting to online servers. David Jaffe responded with a series of updates detailing the steps both Sony and his team were taking to resolve the issues. Updates also included information on the UGC/Skin Editor. Here is the latest one below.





Congratulations to David Jaffe, Sony and Sony Santa Monica/EatSleepPlay for giving fans, as well as newcomers, a game that will set the tone for the rest of 2012. Look for the Twisted Metal full game review in the near future right here at Real Otaku Gamer and stay tuned for more information regarding our site relaunch coming in March.

By otakuman5000 On 22 Feb, 2011 At 09:52 AM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, Otaku Music | With 1 Comment

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Mr. Focus is a rising Hip hop artist, gainingĀ  on the New York City rap scene.
He recently dropped the Mixtape “Laser Vision” Hosted by Shadyville DJ Dammit on datpiff.com.
This video from the looks of it was filmed in one of the arcades in Chinatown NYC, and the beat is based on Tetris and assorted other Original Gameboy sounds from other games in that era. See if you can find all the old school games you see in the video when you check it out. He has another mixtape with DJ Dammit called I hate Mondays in 3D part of the I Hate the Mondays mixtape series. He is making a lot of noise and is already made a lot of music and this song is a classic. Who ever said hip-hop in the NYC was dead outside of Jay-Z, Diddy and 50 Cent was wrong, and they are way more creative than those guys and are inspired by gaming. We’ll have to see if HiphopGamer may reach out to him after this post goes up, because a Remix with him at the Capcom Fight Club Arcade in the NYC would be cool to watch, especially since people say that big New York artists don’t support the up and comers. But only time will tell.

This video was also featured on WorldStarHipHop.com
and the mixtape was also featured on MixtapeTorrent.com
You can find him at, http://www.facebook.com/teamfocus?ref=ts,http://www.youtube.com/user/FOCUSWORLDTV,http://www.itsmrfocus.blogspot.com, http://www.myspace.com/getfocus
and you can follow him at @therealmrfocus.

By otakuman5000 On 8 Nov, 2010 At 10:42 PM | Categorized As Featured, Interviews, Podcasts | With 0 Comments

No GravatarThis is the pilot episode of I heard’em Say, my new gaming interview/news and music podcast, and today I have my friend Gary Swaby aka Swiff Epics
over at the http://www.koalition.com/ and http://www.theepicnetwork.com we talked about his start in gaming, gaming in the uk, hip-hop and more. New Episodes will be posted on Saturday from here on out and enjoy the show.