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10:00 AM on 02.12.2012

David Jaffe wants you to shoot his truck

I love the idea of promoting a new game release with a contest; it's a pretty foolproof concept. I definitely like the idea of being allowed to shoot Sweet Tooth's ice cream truck with a machine gun. Sounds perfect, rig...

Liam Fisher

7:54 AM on 02.07.2012

Twisted Metal dev hit with layoffs, David Jaffe leaving

[Update: Jaffe has responded to today's news, confirming that layoffs were had, but addressing talk of casual development by saying, "I have zero plans to make games like FARMVILLE and ANGRY BIRDS. I never said what I was doi...

Jim Sterling

12:30 PM on 02.03.2012

Twisted Metal delayed and censored in Europe

Twisted Metal is suffering a few localization problems, resulting in the car-on-car violence being delayed in Europe. The game is now due out in March for PAL gamers, although a solid release date is yet to be confirmed. ...

Jim Sterling





3:30 PM on 01.27.2012

David Jaffe invites YOU to a Twisted Metal Tournament!

Upon the news that a new Twisted Metal game was coming out, many gamers couldn't wait to sink their sweet teeth into it. Well, if you live in or near San Francisco, you will have the opportunity to check out this game next...

Jesse Cortez

9:20 AM on 01.27.2012

Sweet Tooth is gonna take you for a ride on January 31

[Editor's Note: Ladies and gents, welcome Chris Carter to the front page and the Destructoid news staff. Regular readers will surely recognize his face and name from our community. As always, that's where our best people come...

Chris Carter

8:40 AM on 01.23.2012

Yep, Twisted Metal is getting an online pass

Despite David Jaffe stating he didn't want one, Twisted Metal is getting itself a lovely, shiny, pretty little online pass. Because inconveniencing all your customers is what gaming is all about.  It's absolutely not sup...

Jim Sterling

4:30 PM on 12.28.2011

First-print copies of Twisted Metal include TM: Black

Those who purchase a first-edition copy of Twisted Metal will receive a voucher that can be redeemed for a free digital copy of the original Twisted Metal: Black. News of this thoughtful freebie comes by way of co-director Da...

Jordan Devore



Twisted Metal: A different kind of multiplayer game photo
Twisted Metal: A different kind of multiplayer game
by Samit Sarkar

Unless you count the continued popularity of Mario Kart, we’re a long way from the ’90s heyday of car combat games. Modern multiplayer combat primarily concerns games in which people shoot each other, but David Jaffe, Scott Campbell, and their team at Eat Sleep Play are aiming to amend that phrase to end with the words “with cars.” They’re working on a new Twisted Metal title, the first original one to hit consoles since Twisted Metal: Black launched on the PlayStation 2 a decade ago.

Twisted Metal differs from shooters in more ways than the “shooting people while driving” part. In some respects, it’s more accessible than those games; in others, it’s even more impenetrable.

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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!

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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