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Twisted Metal Update: Axel Available to All Tomorrow, Starhawk Sweet Tooth Skin

Zach Wood's Avatar + Posted by Zach Wood on Apr 17, 2012

We’re pleased to confirm that Axel will be available to all Twisted Metal players with the upcoming free patch on April 18th. If you missed him through early pre-order access, this will be your chance to deal some serious destruction in new ways. Bothered by some unrelenting enemies? Blow them away with Axel’s signature Crowd Control attack, or run them right over with his ruthless War Wheel alternate special attack. You can learn more about Axel gameplay strategies (along with strategies for all vehicles) in the Twisted Metal University series at twistedmetal.com.

After studying up on your vehicle of choice, take it for a spin in online multiplayer where we’ve tirelessly been working on updates driven by user feedback. Give it a try and keep the feedback coming!

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Twisted Metal Is Back, and Shoot My Truck Is Happening Now!

Chad Cox's Avatar + Posted by Chad Cox on Feb 14, 2012

It’s judgment day! Twisted Metal is now available in stores, and our sweet new launch trailer has made its debut:

To make Twisted Metal’s release day even more exciting than it already is, Sweet Tooth’s ice cream truck is now on a turntable in the middle of the desert, waiting for you to shred it to pieces with bullet-fire. Go to shootmytruck.com right now for a chance to fire a fully automatic weapon live from your own computer and make real things explode. In the history of gaming, guns, and the world wide web, nothing like this has ever been done, and this is your opportunity to be a part of it. Seriously, stop reading this right now and go to shootmytruck.com. And don’t forget to pick up Twisted Metal and let us know what you think!

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Twisted Metal Returns Today, It’s Time to Shoot My Truck

Chad Cox's Avatar + Posted by Chad Cox on Feb 14, 2012

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Today is judgment day! Twisted Metal is on store shelves and Sweet Tooth’s ice cream truck is resting on a giant turntable in the middle of the desert, a perfect target for your computer-controlled, fully automatic M249-SAW machinegun. Go to shootmytruck.com right now for a chance to fire this massive assault weapon live from your own computer and make real things explode.

In the history of gaming, guns, and the world wide web, nothing this bold has ever been attempted — this is your opportunity to be a part of history! Seriously. Stop reading this right now and go to shootmytruck.com. And don’t forget to buy Twisted Metal!

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Honor Twisted Metal’s Return by… Blowing Up Sweet Tooth’s Truck

Chad Cox's Avatar + Posted by Chad Cox on Feb 10, 2012

As you know, the epic return of Twisted Metal is less than a week away and we’re going launch it with a bang … literally. Ever since the announcement at E3 2010, we’ve been fighting over who gets to keep the real Sweet Tooth truck, and we had an idea … let’s shoot at it till it blows up! So that’s exactly what we’re gonna do.

We happened to get our hands on a couple M249-SAWs (for the layman: fully automatic machine guns) and enough ammo and explosives to wipe out a small nation. Put those things together, and we’re gonna make the truck go boom (for the layman: we’re blowing Sweet Tooth’s ice cream truck off the face off the earth). But here’s the kicker: it’s not gonna be us that’s shooting it. It’s gonna be you!

That’s right, we’ve hooked these guns up to a satellite so you can control them remotely from your computer. Yes, you read that correctly. You can shoot a real gun with real bullets at a real truck from your computer, in a crazy, two-day, shoot-till-the-truck-goes-up-in-a-gigantic-ball-of-flames-style internet spectacular. It’s all happening at shootmytruck.com via live stream.

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Twisted Metal University Lesson 2: Vehicle Tactics

Chad Cox's Avatar + Posted by Chad Cox on Feb 10, 2012

Today’s lesson focuses on risk vs. reward in the high-stakes world of vehicular combat. Experienced Twisted Metal players have long known that the highest-damage attacks require quite a bit of risk, and this 2012 revival is no exception. Whether you’re swooping in close to deliver a point-blank Shotgun blast or charging up the devastating Swarmer missile, Twisted Metal’s sprawling arsenal requires a firm, steady hand.

Watch today’s new video to learn how to best manage high-risk special attacks such as Roadkill’s devastating Blood Missile Barrage and Reaper’s Flamesaw — two of the most lethal weapons in the game. Then use this knowledge to give you a headstart on multiplayer combat this February 14th when Twisted Metal finally lands on PS3!

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Twisted Metal University: Weapons Training

Chad Cox's Avatar + Posted by Chad Cox on Feb 09, 2012

Starting today, we’re introducing a video series we call “Twisted Metal University.” The goal: Get you up to speed in time for Twisted Metal’s February 14th release. That’s less than a week away, so we’ll have to move fast! In today’s chaotic episode, you’ll be (re)introduced you to some of Twisted Metal’s fiendish firepower, starting with the EMP Blast, Absorption Shield, Mines, and more. This video also gives you a primer on choosing the right sidearm, whether it’s the flesh-shredding shotgun, the devastating magnum revolver, the heat-seeking Swarmer rocket launcher, or the all-powerful Mega Gun.

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UPDATED: Get More Twisted this Valentine’s Day

Rob Guarino's Avatar + Posted by Rob Guarino on Feb 06, 2012

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Valentine’s Day is coming, and with it, all of the gory goodness you can expect from Twisted Metal. You may be asking yourself, what’s missing from my Twisted Metal experience? A vehicle with gore dripping out of infected wounds? An ice-cream truck that showcases Sweet Tooth’s sensitive side? You’re in luck.

Specially marked NOS Energy Drinks will have a special code under the cap redeemable for exclusive vehicle skins from the twisted mind of game creator David Jaffe. Just enter the code under the tab at drinknos.com, and you’ll be playing through the night with badass new versions of your favorite Twisted rides.

As you play as Dollface and gun down all those who oppose you in your machine gun-equipped mac truck, spare a moment for those you love. Pre-order your copy from GameStop and 1800Flowers.com will hook you up with $10 off of any purchase of $39.99 and up.

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Twisted Metal Multiplayer Demo Coming to PSN Today

Chad Cox's Avatar + Posted by Chad Cox on Jan 31, 2012

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We know your appetite for destruction is growing as we draw closer to Twisted Metal‘s Valentine’s Day release (2/14), so we’re pleased to announce that the Twisted Metal Multiplayer Demo goes live on the PlayStation Store this afternoon!

Once the demo hits the Store, you’ll get a taste of Twisted Metal’s online play with:

  • Eight vehicles to choose from, each with their own unique special weapons
  • Two multiplayer modes: Classic free-for-all Death Match, and team-based Nuke mode—a Twisted take on Capture the Flag that’s brand new to the series
  • Challenge mode, where you can practice with each vehicle to hone your destructive skills

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