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9:00 AM on 12.08.2011

Jaffe doesn't want online pass in Twisted Metal

Twisted Metal director David Jaffe would rather not have an online pass in Twisted Metal, declaring that any lost sales due to used games would be acceptable if it generated new fans. He did, however, admit that it's ultimate...

Jim Sterling

9:20 AM on 10.31.2011

Twisted Metal sorts out my Halloween costume

Of all the nonsense publishers dump on my doorstep, this latest offering from Sony is up there with my favorites. Just in time for Halloween, I stumbled upon this scary clown mask based on Twisted Metal's purveyor of ice crea...

Jim Sterling

9:00 PM on 08.30.2011

David Jaffe's PAX Prime 2011 keynote

David Jaffe kicked off PAX Prime 2011 this year and his keynote address was simply mesmerizing. Here's a man who has done amazing things in the videogame industry bearing it all, including all the hardships that's come with ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:45 PM on 08.25.2011

Twisted Metal gets romantic 2012 release date

After being pushed out of 2011, Twisted Metal has a firm release date: Valentine's Day 2012. (That's February 14 for those who aren't romantically inclined.) "What I predict is gonna happen is you're going to have people goin...

Nick Chester

1:45 PM on 08.08.2011

Jaffe: $60 is a 'SH*T TON' to ask for a game

David Jaffe has joined Bethesda's Todd Howard in admitting that $60 is a significant investment for gamers to make. However, just like Howard, he's also decided that his own Twisted Metal provides enough to justify the asking...

Jim Sterling

10:30 PM on 08.05.2011

The DTOID Show: Nolan North, Skyrim, and Torchlight LIVE!

[The Destructoid Show gives a rundown of all the top news from Destructoid.com every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Subscribe to us on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.] Hello my special ...

Max Scoville







Damn: Twisted Metal delayed to early 2012 photo
Damn: Twisted Metal delayed to early 2012
by Dale North

David Jaffe says that they're going to miss the date of October 4, and that Twisted Metal has to be pushed back. They need time to polish the title, he says.

"Thing is, you gotta trust me when I tell you that – with this extra time for tuning and polish – the game is going to be so much better than it already is." 

From this fall to early next year is a long-ass delay for polish and tuning, wouldn't you say? Still, Jaffe puts it nicely so you can appreciate that he's doing it for you. I believe him.

"Most importantly, we plan on treating you – the kind folks who play our game (and pay our bills) – like the VIPs that you are," Jaffe wrote on the PS Blog. "You only deserve our best and we appreciate your understanding as we take a little more time to guarantee that our best is what we deliver."

Judging from the times I've played it this year game is already rockin', so I trust they are doing something really important with this extra time. If that 3 or more months is truly polish time, this is going to be the shiniest game ever made.

There is some good news, though: Twisted Metal will be playable at both PAX Prime and Gamescom 2011.They be showing off a brand new level called Thrills & Spills Amusement Park, and new mode Team Hunted will also be debuted. Bonus: there will also be some free Sweet Tooth masks given away.

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9:20 AM on 07.25.2011

Twisted Metal now an 'HBO serial killer' with an M rating

Remember when Eat Sleep Play was aiming for a T-rating for the upcoming PlayStation 3 Twisted Metal? It's given up that plan; the game will now ship with an M-rating. "Without the blood," Eat Sleep Play's David Jaffe told a c...

Nick Chester

2:45 PM on 06.06.2011

E3: Jaffe reveals boss, stage and robots in Twisted Metal

David Jaffe has revealed what we'll be seeing of Twisted Metal this week at E3. The above trailer reveals a little bit of the story behind Sweet Tooth's deadly ramapage as well as a boss named Iron Maiden, a semi-c...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:00 AM on 04.16.2011

New Destructoid Episode: Twisted Golden Potato Gears 64

Whenever I finish shooting an episode of The Destructoid Show, and I think "Yeah! Nailed it!" I'm always horribly disappointed when I see the episode. Today was one of those days. Is it a good episode? I have no idea, but I ...

Max Scoville

1:00 PM on 04.15.2011

Get your extended shot of Twisted Metal in action

Twisted Metal certainly seems to be shaping up very nicely, and now there's an extended trailer to check out some of the gameplay as well. Axel's big two-wheeler monstrocity of a vehicle in Dale's preview has also been announced as a pre-order bonus vehicle. I guess I'll finally have to buy a bluetooth headset now. Thanks Jaffe!

Maurice Tan



Preview: Twisted Metal photo
Preview: Twisted Metal
by Dale North

Oh, you're not ready for Twisted Metal. You think you are, but you're not. You may think that you're prepared, being a fan of this PlayStation and PS2 predecessors, but you're not even close to being prepared. This game is insane. There's a million things happening at once, a million bullets flying your way, and million ways to die. It's pure chaos, but it works. It works beautifully. 

David Jaffe and his people at Eat Sleep Play have been crafting a game so wild that no existing genre type fits it. It's sure as hell not a racer -- you'd be blown up before you could make it through a single lap in this world. 'Shooter' gets closer, but that doesn't really give the game enough credit, as Twisted Metal feels deeper than the modern shooter.

Jaffe says it's something like a fighting game, and I think that's a good fit. It's a fighting game where you move really fast, and where the weapons are key. It's a game that embraces competition wholly. It's pure competitive chaos on a disc.

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10:00 AM on 04.08.2011

Twisted Metal dated for October 4

The long-awaited vehicular violence romp that is Twisted Metal has been given a release date of October 4, 2011.  The game's looking set to be a hot one. It doesn't appear to have changed much over the years, but does it need to? It's about cars shooting rockets at each other. That's a formula you don't really need to fix.  I'll be picking this one up for sure. Who else is planning to?

Jim Sterling

12:20 PM on 01.10.2011

Sony lists twenty exclusive PS3 games for 2011

When Sony feels it has something to aggrandize, it won't be shy about aggrandizing. In this case, it might well be justifies, as the official PlayStation Blog boasts not one, not two, but twenty PS3 exclusives, all slate...

Jim Sterling

12:30 PM on 11.30.2010

Jaffe loves PS3 exclusivity more than audience expansion

Twisted Metal won't be coming to the Xbox 360. Obviously not, since Sony owns the game's license. Still, even if creator David Jaffe could put it on the 360, he apparently would not. According to the developer, giving the PS3...

Jim Sterling

10:00 PM on 07.17.2010

Twisted Metal goodies and art at Comic-Con

Who's headed to Comic-Con!? Not me, that's for sure. I'll be not there and not enjoying the Twisted Metal panel where I will not see the designs for the post-apocalyptic Twisted Metal that was tossed around before the final d...

Matthew Razak