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PSXE: What kinds of weapons and abilities can we expect? Will we see Specials from the old games?

Scott- Yeah, we’ve refined old specials from past entries but now there’s also an Alt-Fire to the Special. Every special weapon will have two attacks; one is more strategic-based and the other one requires a little more skill but is – not sure how to say it – a little more aggressive, I guess. Dave- But also, this is the first time cars will have both a driver and a gunner; the gunner actually leans out of the car with a sniper rifle or missile launcher. And you can’t get out of the car like in GTA; we actually tried a version where you could get out of the car, but we just couldn’t reconcile the speeds [between driving and being on foot]. And we really wanted to stay true to vehicle combat. You’re driving a car at 160mph and fighting against a person an foot, and it just never lined up and was never satisfying.

Also, remember that GTA has a little more realistic physics. And that doesn’t work in Twisted Metal; we always go back to more arcade-style physics because it’s really hard to do car combat when you have to wait six seconds to get to a fun speed. We’re still looking at maybe getting out of the car down the road, but that would mean an adjustment to the physics. Oh, and we also added the helicopter so that has opened up a whole new element…lower a magnet and pick up buddies, use the Gatling Gun; you can even do straight-up air combat! Furthermore, because we’re using Factions in this one, characters can use any of the vehicles; the characters and vehicles aren’t linked like they used to be.”

PSXE: Do you think this is a game that caters to both veteran fans and newcomers to the series?

“When we first sat down to talk about what the next TM would be, we didn’t want to only cater to the hardcore gamers. We wanted to create a version that was more accessible to the masses; bring in new players and let them just ‘pick-up-and-play.’ At first, we weren’t sure if we should keep the default control system; so many people are used to the gas being one of the shoulder buttons. And because we use every button on the controller, it’s not like walking into a GameStop kiosk and giving Burnout a try, but the classic control setup makes it significantly better. The pacing is so intense and there’s a lot of firepower so the hardcore can always make those quick decisions, but we spent a lot of time playing around with the controls. We found we can keep that high tempo while keeping it accessible, and we’ve done a lot more with awareness. We’ve added radar, damage indicators (where missiles are coming from); you know, simple FPS stuff we never had.”

The only question is whether or not we can bring all the excitement and fun to everyone…we really don’t know. I guess you never know. But I think we’re confident we’ll deliver a really fun game.”

End Interview

Again, we want to thank Dave and Scott for remembering us and offering to do this interview; everyone was true to their word throughout this whole secret-keeping process. Wouldn’t it be great if the entire world worked this way…? Well, anyway, we couldn’t possibly be more excited about the new Twisted Metal; some of these details just had me grinning like crazy…a gunner and a driver, characters getting in any of the vehicles, helicopters, new Specials and weapon options, the totally sick multiplayer facet; it all sounds exactly like the next-gen TM we’ve always wanted. It'll be out some time next year.

E3 gameplay video Part I:

And here's Part II:

6/15/2010 Arnold K. and Ben D.

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Kai200X
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:18:32 PM
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Great interview! Nice read!

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piratedrunk
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:24:47 PM
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So good. I have been waiting for this one for a long time and so far it looks better than I had even hoped.

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DjEezzy
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:26:11 PM
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E3 footage looks ridiculous. D1P for me. I totally got excited when this was announced. Sorcery looks pretty awesome too.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:33:27 PM

Same here, easily in the same league as Street Fighter for me

(I'm also loving Sorcery..., if only you could make your own character though, don't like using a generic kid)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 6:06:39 PM

stupid little harry potter.

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Mavfan321
Sunday, June 20, 2010 @ 1:56:22 PM

Sorcery completely sold me on what the Move is about and as a dissenter I'm becoming quite excited about it.

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Hexen
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:28:16 PM
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"sounds exactly like the next-gen TM we’ve always wanted"

And more.This might be the game that actually gets me into online play as I've been avoiding it for so long now.

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ro kurorai
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:29:14 PM
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Wow, thank you guys, all of you.
That announcement was like the biggest announcement of E3 and honestly, hadn't TM been announced I'd be rather disappointed with Sony's conference.

But in retrospective (and comparison) it was awesome. The only competitive announcement (imo) was LoZ: Skyward Sword, that looked mint.

Looking forward to the TM screenshots and hope you guys can keep us updated on development.

Thx again guys =)

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Swim_Irr
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 9:59:41 PM

Zelda definitely would have benefited from the Move.

"It seems there is some wireless interference" lol what a joke.

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PAKINIPS
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:29:54 PM
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I'm a happy PS3 gamer

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:30:27 PM
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God damit ben I cant believe u knw about it for so long, Didn't u see I was dying for this.

On another note I was one of the many ppl who guessed it right :).

A very awesome interview ben thanks

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Rings0fUranus
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:31:45 PM
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This game will totally dominate my 2011. I'm a HUGE Twisted Metal fan, from the PSone days. And now that it's online, with these awesome gameplay modes, let's just say I can't accurately describe how excited I am for this game. D1P if there ever was one. :D

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556pineapple
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:32:07 PM
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Good interview, though I'm confused about one thing. Is it the multiplayer online-only, with and improved feel, or do they still have the split-screen mode? I gotta have me some split-screen.

Again, great read, and thanks for keeping the secret.

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:34:50 PM

4 players split screen even online, or so I heard

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:38:57 PM

It'll have both

They basically said that since most people play online they don't have the split-screen play like we all used to have in the ps1/ps2 days. That's one of the things that made TM great, the fact that you had your friends over and could blow up each other and trash talk next to each other.

Think 'bout it like Arcades and fighting games (Arcades are dead in America just like split-screen is kinda being replaced by online).

But they'll have both. I think they just want to make the game very team oriented so that you get a sense that you're playing with other people (more meaningful), than just entering a room, having a game session and then leaving.

More like an rpg feel to it if you think 'bout it (specially this NUKE mode where you have to co-operate to achieve the ultimate goal)

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556pineapple
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:58:19 PM

Awesome. I figured it probably would, since they said they both like split-screen, but it didn't really say anything that absolutely confirmed it. Glad to hear that they're keeping it alive, when so many others are throwing it away.

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spiderboi
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 11:50:36 PM

Ain't that gonna be hard for your connection (well, my connection since it sucks). 4 player split screen plus downloading other players' actions and locations at the same time. might be a lag-fest.

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shadowpal2
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:38:24 PM
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OH MY GODDDD!!!!!!! GOOD JOB ON KEEPING SILENT GUYS!!!!!!!

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Shams
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:39:57 PM
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Haven't played previous TM installments, but I'm psyched about this one. Great read, Ben, and thank you Eat Sleep and Play.

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:40:12 PM
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This is AWESOME!!! I think we all had our hunches but when that cigar hit the pavement I think WE ALL KNEW.

P.S.
Honesty finally pays off!!! The silence worked to everyone's benefit either way...

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Rings0fUranus
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:43:25 PM

I thought the taxi driver would get killed by Yellow Jacket or something. :)

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:49:26 PM

I was expecting Yellow Jacket as well (then being saved by Sweet Tooth or something)

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FullmetalX10
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:42:47 PM
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Oh noes, I was wrong, first sentence: It wasn't Kingdom Hearts 3 (It felt like a punch in the face -_-), but still awesome, maaaan that press conference rocked, that they actually drove that ice cream truck on stage, and the whole way Jack announced it, we got one last thing out of our back pocket to show you guys, BAM Twisted Metal.

Me and ma bud were watching the live feed, and we were like O.O the whole time. Also we went like OoO when Portal 2 was announced on Sony's stage, by friggin' Gabe Newell's giant behind :) especially when we heard that the PS3 version was going to be the best console one and him eating his own words.

SONY'S PRESS CONFERENCE BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF microsoft's PRESS CONFERENCE!!!
Also, I'm liking all those hardcore games being playable with MOVE.

And Kevin Butler was friggin' hilarious ><
Everything that man says is automatically funny, especially his shy xbox jokes ;)

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:48:19 PM
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Good thing Sony advised them to add a story/campaign mode to the game

You need to fiction (story) to really care 'bout the game's characters and overall THEME. Can't wait to see old and returning characters.

My favorite character was Black AKA "Manslaughter."

I wanna see the images!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:55:12 PM
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Always love the interviews Ben, even if things didn't work out the way I had hoped you are a as great secret keeper as I've ever seen (which I think is because you don't drink). Maybe you and Jaffe can fool us again next time. Keep up the fine work.

Edit: and thank GOD it's over!

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fluffer nutter
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:58:16 PM
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My wallet is going to have a huge hole through the next 12 months.

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MyWorstNightmar
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 5:30:27 PM

Fluffer, your wallet is "going" to have a huge hole, meaning it doesn't already? I don't know about you, but I am broke from just the past 6 months of video games man!

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CHAOS THEORY X
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 5:00:38 PM
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This is freakin sweet!!!! isnt there another secret game coming out though, supposedly to be announced in July?

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tlpn99
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 5:08:40 PM

That was the secret exclusive.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 5:47:06 PM

nope

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tlpn99
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 7:30:30 PM

Reading the article in the first couple of paragraphs Ben said this is the secret exclusive we have known about for ages. so I assumed it was. unless I am mistaken and there is another secret announcement to come ?

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tlpn99
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 5:08:11 PM
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Good interview as usual Ben. Looks like another one to add to my list.
Next question whens its going to be released, I presume sometime in 2011.

Next year's gonna be great KZ3, the new TM and possible Resistance 3 and Uncharted 3 and Dead Space 2 plus anything else that gets pushed back from this great year too.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 5:47:45 PM

Let's hope Last Guardian has a way of showing up too.

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 5:29:16 PM
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"Scott and I have always loved split-screen gaming"

Now I'm DEFINITELY looking forward to Twisted Metal.

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CharlesD
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 5:36:46 PM
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I knew it was going to be sik, but I didn't realize quite how awesome this will be when it's all done

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 5:42:13 PM

ur on my list too Charles u also knew about it .lol

Dutka fam are so cruel :(

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 5:44:51 PM
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This is reason 1,952 on why I love this site so much.

Excellent interview, and bravo for keeping this big of a game secret.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 6:10:10 PM
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Good job on your 1 & 1/2 year old "Sound of Silence", and on getting your just rewards of an exclusive interview, guys!!!!!!!

The only thing in the interview that worry's me a bit is on how good & how long the single player mode will be, especially since they're quoted as saying....
<<<We sort of kicked and screamed about single-player; we thought we were done with stories and we wanted to focus on multiplayer>>>.
I hope I'm wrong.


BTW, at a ripe ole age of mid-57, I actually did my very first on-line a couple night's ago, a co-op mode.

I saw that Live was free for the weekend, so I started scheming....I hypnotized one of my 2 box-bots at work(no PS3 owners there, UGGG) to take me on & show me a few of the ropes about doing online play.

Anyways, we were going to do GRAW2(he's a FPS shooter only player), but my copy is on the PS3, and the only botbox game we both had, was Gears 2(which is a game I never even had the chance to even play yet).

So I told him to just pick a mode that a MP noobie could start right into, & I'd try to follow. We wound up in something called "Horde" mode & wound up playing 9 & 1/2 levels before calling it a night.

It was fun(and I was able to hold my own too, LOL), but I really didn't like having staying inside 1 small confined space on the map the whole time(just seemed seemed too repetitive).
I'm thinking some kind of campaign co-op mode would have been a bit more to my liking.

Anyway, I did enjoy the time online overall, but since I'm more of the loner type, & I love my single player modes way too much, going online all the time is something I probably wouldn't do too much of though.

But, at least for me, it was a monumental start, LOL

So that old adage IS wrong....
cause sometimes, you can teach an ole dawg NEW tricks!!!

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Naztycuts
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 6:51:04 PM

Why don't you play your ps3 online? It's always free : )

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Alienange
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 10:29:37 PM

More people need to be like you BikerSaint. Their fear of the unknown is holding them back from some gaming goodness.

You should try Red Dead Redemption with some friends. Good games and good online friends is an experience no gamer should miss.

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OtisFeelgood
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 6:14:03 PM
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Great interview and thanks to everyone involved. Definite going to pre-order this.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 9:35:11 PM

Naztycuts,
It was only because I've never gone online before, so I want to start off playing with someone I actually know for a while first, and that we had talked about it during our lunch breaks for a while.

Plus add in the fact, I've also been working on my bot, trying to swing him over to getting the better PS3.

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 6:38:40 PM
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Is there any videos of the interview?
I'd love to see one.

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OPHIDIAN
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 7:21:00 PM
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I have been in gaming all my life, why is it that this is the first time I have heard Twisted Metal?

Brilliant interview Ben, btw.

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Alienange
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 10:30:34 PM

What?!

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OPHIDIAN
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 9:35:07 AM

I'm 22 now, when was this series at its best?

This one looks like a day one buy though.

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GuernicaReborn
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 7:34:40 PM
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Wow, this is awesome. I can't wait for character lists to come out. Is there a site for the game yet? I played as Roadkill all the time in TM:Black. I played TM2 alot as well, but it was mostly multiplayer with all my friends.

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wolfsinner
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 7:51:10 PM
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I guess I'm the only one disappointed at this.
I mean, Twisted Metal was good news, but I was hoping for something better.. Like KH3 or Jak & Daxter.

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SolidFantasy
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 8:03:44 PM
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Nice interview guys, But any news on a release date??

-sf out

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kraygen
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 11:25:37 PM

2011 is all that Jaffe would say.

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tridon
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 9:19:24 PM
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Great job, guys. Jaffe is awesome and this was an excellent interview!

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 10:05:41 PM
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Edited by Admin.-- This idiot has only existed to cause problems from the start. He's gone.

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Alienange
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 10:33:14 PM
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Exclusive interviews. Nice one Ben. Talk about gold.

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just2skillf00l
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 11:05:26 PM
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Crap...if quality games keep rolling in next year I don't know if I'll be able to survive. Wait...this year's not over yet! I'm gonna be in a serious financial spiraling descent for my junior year at UCR.

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Milonakis
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 11:11:26 PM
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I can't believe it. You kept lying and saying it would not be Twisted Metal. Thanks for keeping my Christmas present a secret Ben.

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kraygen
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 11:30:21 PM
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Well crap. 2011 is going to suck so bad for me! Can you believe all of this? 2011 will be the worst year for gaming ever for me, for 2 reasons.

1. I'm not going to have the money to buy all of these incredible games.
2. I'm not going to have the time to play all of these incredible games.

How can they do this to us, so many absolutely incredible games coming out, oh the pain! Lol busy gaming year for sure, no one should be bored at least.

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Jed
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 2:05:29 AM
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Great interview. Thanks to the guys at Eat Sleep Play for letting us in on the goods.

I had a feeling this was going to be the secret game, but I was still pumped to hear the announcement. And after watching that video, damn, I cant friggin' wait to get my hands on this one. What a great E3!

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 3:13:30 AM
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Ben, I wonder if Sony will trust you with more secrets in exchange for first-run information in the future. I hope so. Anyway, if it's true that it has split-screen, then it's become a D1P. But as others have said, money is going to suck next year. I still need to pay for the reapirs to my car, how am I supposed to do that with the games?
No, I kid, it's all good. I'm not THAT hardcore.
Peace.

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laxpro2001
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 7:11:33 AM

Yea the problem with that is their is no reason to trust Ben with information. Not that he hasn't proven his trustworthiness, but the only reason he knew about it was because of a slip.

Though, here's hoping he gets another little slip in the future!

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___________
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 3:19:56 AM
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ahhh dam you david im going to have that twisted ice cream van music stuck in my head for months now!

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laxpro2001
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 7:09:19 AM
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So excited for the split screen concept... kinda thought to myself a few months ago that they should have that option since that definitely increases the fun of the multiplayer :D

Also I was right!!! boo ya, though I guess I wasn't the only one :P

I'm so psyched about the split screen though it isn't even funny!!

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berserk
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 9:49:17 AM
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Knowing it s that game , i m not impressed that you kept it a secret that long .

Maybe it s just because i m not a big fan of car based games .It still look fun tho .

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Darkus
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 12:09:16 PM
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its so great to hear that the founders love split-screen. before the ps3, i swore i would never go online as you just cant beat having 3 mates round playing the same game, pushing and swearing at each other and having a good laugh. i love online now but its not the same having some 14yr old swear at you.
For me, TM World Tour was the best. I really hope the new game goes back to those roots. Maps were big (for its time) and you had to search for the enemy rather than "spawn and die" which is so common nowadays. If my PS3 was backwards compatible i would still be playing it now and its soooo one of the greatest ever games. I am really excited about this game but have to admit got bored and frustrated of TM Black very quickly.

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inkme101
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 3:14:15 PM
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any rough time window on when to expect the new TM to release?

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