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Weirdness: God of War Creator David Jaffe Has Finally Lost His Mind

God of War Creator David Jaffe Has Finally Lost His Mind

Claims latest project is being funded by pensioner who can cure werewolves

God of War creator David Jaffe has always worn the signs of a mad genius. After all, who could forget his customary curse-laden rants or that weird Twisted Metal trailer where he started shooting a machine gun at a replica of Sweet Tooth’s famous ice cream truck – in...

News: Kratos Once Sported a Rather Fetching Blue Tattoo

Kratos Once Sported a Rather Fetching Blue Tattoo

God of azure

Kratos’ trademark look may not have changed much over the years, but series creator David Jaffe has revealed that the fearsome antihero went through a big makeover shortly before the original God of War was revealed to the press. According to the outspoken developer, at one point the protagonist sported blue tribal tattoos – until...

News: David Jaffe Not Deterred By God of War: Ascension's Multiplayer

David Jaffe Not Deterred By God of War: Ascension's Multiplayer

On form

Outspoken video game director – and God of War creator – David Jaffe has not been put off by the upcoming God of War: Ascension's emphasis on multiplayer. Speaking with IGN, the legendary developer said that he thinks the game looks “cool” and that it is likely to be another “impeccably executed Santa Monica game”. He continued:...

News: David Jaffe Committed To Twisted Metal for the Time Being

David Jaffe Committed To Twisted Metal for the Time Being

Staying on the saddle

Eat Sleep Play managed to rock the video game industry this week by announcing its transition to smart-phone development and the departure of co-founder David Jaffe. With Twisted Metal still a week away from sprinting onto store shelves, Game Informer caught up with the God of War creator to get an update on the outspoken developer’s future plans: Scott [Campbell, Eat Sleep..

News: Twisted Metal Delayed in Europe, Content Cut

Twisted Metal Delayed in Europe, Content Cut

Rotten tooth

If you’re anything like us, then you’ll love the Twisted Metal demo that launched on the PlayStation Store this week. Eat Sleep Play’s series reboot is everything we’d hoped it would be and more, boasting a chaotic sense of style that’s grounded in some super deep mechanics. It’s a real throwback treat. But sadly for European fans like ourselves, it’s going to be a little..

News: Twisted Metal Goes Gold, Will Probably Include PSN Pass

Twisted Metal Goes Gold, Will Probably Include PSN Pass

The oldest franchise in PlayStation history is finally ready for its return on PS3, as developer Eat Slep Play has just announced that its upcoming Twisted Metal reboot has gone gold

For those not up-to-date with industry terminology, "gold" is the term attached to game code that is fully completed and ready for manufacturing. In short: the game's probably being printed onto blank Blu-ray..

News: David Jaffe Goes Behind The Scenes Of Super Secret Twisted Metal Shoot

David Jaffe Goes Behind The Scenes Of Super Secret Twisted Metal Shoot

David Jaffe's video blog is always a source of legitimate fun

Watching the God Of War creator devolve into a sub-human state as the release of Twisted Metal release nears has been a genuine source of pleasure for us. We don't mean that in a nasty way; moreover that we enjoy Jaffe's personality, and love the passion that he so clearly brings to everything he does. In a slightly reserved video blog..

News: David Jaffe's Not So Keen On An Online Pass For Twisted Metal

David Jaffe's Not So Keen On An Online Pass For Twisted Metal

Legendary PlayStation developer David Jaffe has indicated he'd prefer it if his upcoming Twisted Metal reboot didn't ship with an Online Pass code

The developer told Eurogamer: “I’d actually prefer [it if we didn't do an Online Pass], even though it’s probably good business. “Only because we have such a mountain to climb in terms of gaining people’s good faith, especially in Europe, and really..

News: David Jaffe 'Super Jazzed' But Unaware Of Rumoured Sony Brawler

David Jaffe 'Super Jazzed' But Unaware Of Rumoured Sony Brawler

David Jaffe has broken his silence on the rumoured Sony mascot brawler said to be in development at SuperBot Entertainment

Leaks over the weekend revealed development snaps of the project, which featured two of David Jaffe's characters: Sweet Tooth and Kratos. Prompted on Twitter, Jaffe claimed that while he knew nothing about the project, he hoped that it was real. “Four folks asking if I know..

News: David Jaffe Weighs In On Cinematic Gameplay Debate

David Jaffe Weighs In On Cinematic Gameplay Debate

Earlier in the week, Eurogamer scored Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception an 8/10

A great score no doubt, but somewhat out of line with the general consensus. While Uncharted 3 garnered 9's and 10's from most publications, Eurogamer's review generated a reasonable amount of vitriol mostly because it seemed to argue against what the franchise tries to achieve. Namely, put you in the seat of a..

News: David Jaffe Chats About Twisted Metal's Delay

David Jaffe Chats About Twisted Metal's Delay

Twisted Metal's no longer releasing in October

The game's due out in "early 2012" now. Part of the reason for the delay is because David Jaffe and his Eat Sleep Play team want to ensure Twisted Metal is the best game it possibly can be. “The extra months are really needed for polish and we feel we need more than four to six weeks of polish and tuning," Jaffe wrote in a statement..

News: Jaffe: If Twisted Metal's A Hit We'll Probably Do A PlayStation Vita Version

Jaffe: If Twisted Metal's A Hit We'll Probably Do A PlayStation Vita Version

Eat Sleep Play's David Jaffe is one of the most honest figures in the gaming industry

It's hard not to be entranced by the developer's no-nonsense style of discussion. If you haven't had a chance to listen to chat on GiantBomb's E3 special podcast, you really should. He's a fascinating character. Having said that, we think Jaffe puts himself down a little too easily at times. It's worrying to us..

E3 2011: David Jaffe Won't 'Cut The Balls Off' Twisted Metal In Order To Pander To European Tastes

David Jaffe Won't 'Cut The Balls Off' Twisted Metal In Order To Pander To European Tastes

David Jaffe has said that he won't pander to European tastes in order to make the Twisted Metal franchise more popular in the region

As Brits, we're thinking "thank goodness for that". Twisted Metal is all about balls-to-the-wall mayhem with the deeper, technical layer hidden beneath all the carnage. We'd never want Jaffe to take that away. “What we’re not going to do is go ‘how do we..

News: David Jaffe Reveals Twisted Metal Reboot Started Life As A PSN Download

David Jaffe Reveals Twisted Metal Reboot Started Life As A PSN Download

Twisted Metal is coming back this year, and we can't wait

Sure we might be in the minority, but there really is nothing better than a slice of car combat for serious competitive multiplayer fun. We sound like a shill, but it's true. And it's been so long since a good developer has sat down and said, "Let's make a really good car combat game." Twisted Metal might be niche in this era, but..

News: David Jaffe Explains Twisted Metal's GDC Vanishing Act

David Jaffe Explains Twisted Metal's GDC Vanishing Act

We should have got a bunch more information about Eat Sleep Play's Twisted Metal reboot as part of GDC last week, but unfortunately the game was a complete no-show

In response to speculation surrounding the game's disappearance, David Jaffe has taken to his blog to explain that the showing was pulled in favour of a less-busy window. "We were actually going to unveil some new stuff at last..

News: Move Support "Not a Good Fit" for Twisted Metal

Move Support "Not a Good Fit" for Twisted Metal

David Jaffe squashes hopes for breakfast

Twisted Metal is on its way to PlayStation 3, but the game won't let you make use of your favourite motion controller, according to a Tweet from director David Jaffe. davidscottjaffe: @iawt No, no move support for TM. Doesn't seem like a great fit. The first footage of the game shows off a flaming-headed...

News: Sweet Tooth, Twisted Metal, David Jaffe Headed To ComicCon

Sweet Tooth, Twisted Metal, David Jaffe Headed To ComicCon

David Jaffe's confirmed (though we're not sure if we can trust that guy) that his newly announced Twisted Metal reboot will be getting a panel at ComicCon this year

So, if you want to know why Sweet Tooth's hair is on fire, you'll never get a better chance. He's also revealed that there's a possibility the game might be playable at PAX, but no word as to whether the game will appear at GamesCom..

News: David Jaffe Talks About Lying To Everyone

David Jaffe Talks About Lying To Everyone

Amazingly, we'd actually talked ourselves out of Twisted Metal on the PlayStation 3 being a thing

We knew Jaffe was working on something that involved car combat, but we'd given up on that project being Twisted Metal. We'd certainly given up on it making an appearance at this year's E3. But appear it did, in somewhat glorious fashion, and the PushSquare office was prone to the odd squeal of..