Unfortunately, the Kickstarter for MotorGun, a vehicular combat game by the creators of Twisted Metal and Interstate '76, has been cancelled. "Lots of projects are pitched to the community and sometimes they resonate and sometimes they don’t. In this case, what we were pitching wasn’t exactly what you guys wanted." » 7/25/13 7:20am 7/25/13 7:20am

Outgoing Twisted Metal Creator Would Consider Kickstarter Funding for…

Despite his fears—as only he could express them—that crowdfunding for video games could become "a dick measuring contest," Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe says he'd consider a Kickstarter project for backing, as he embarks on life starting up a new development studio. » 2/11/12 7:00pm 2/11/12 7:00pm

Machine-Gun This Truck from the Comfort of Your Computer Desk on…

Out in the middle of the desert, a remote-controlled M249 Squad Automatic Weapon will unload its magazine into Sweet Tooth's iconic ice cream truck from Twisted Metal, releasing on Tuesday for the PlayStation 3. The trigger will be thousands of spacebars from across the Internet, and the finger on one of them can be… » 2/11/12 3:00pm 2/11/12 3:00pm

A Follow-Up with David Jaffe About that Oral Sex Remark

In a promotional video interview that went live on February 6th, David Jaffe included a statement that I and others found objectionable. So I objected. After the piece ran, Jaffe reached out to me through Twitter and we agreed to schedule a call. Yesterday evening, we spoke about the issue by phone for roughly half an… » 2/08/12 6:30pm 2/08/12 6:30pm

Twisted Metal’s Chopper-Riding Reaper Takes the Spotlight in This New…

There's no getting around the fact that the playable characters of Twisted Metal are pretty much a veritable parade of broken souls. With an apparent deal with the devil lurking in his past, biker-turned-grim-reaper Mr. Grimm may be the most shattered of all the game's automotive combatants. This clip puts his weapons … » 12/16/11 4:40pm 12/16/11 4:40pm

Twisted Metal Hopes to Avoid the Online Pass Treatment

Twisted Metal's creator is hoping the PS3 game can get out of implementing an online pass, but told Eurogamer that it's ultimately not his call. Still, David Jaffe thinks that keeping one out of the car-combat game could be a goodwill gesture that grows its installation base. » 12/07/11 11:40pm 12/07/11 11:40pm

Twisted Metal Goes For the Gore and the 'Mature' Rating, Passing on…

Most Twisted Metal games, despite their carnage, have been rated T for Teen. The lone exceptions are Twisted Metal: Black, the 10-year-old PlayStation 2 game with a darker bent, and this fall's equally grisly PlayStation 3 reboot. » 7/25/11 7:30pm 7/25/11 7:30pm

Twisted Metal Multiplayer Is Frantic, Fantastic

It's not unfair to say that vehicle combat games have gone out of fashion. There are very few, if any AAA franchises anymore, which is definitely a big part of why Twisted Metal's multiplayer is so refreshing. The combat in the game is just as fast-paced and competitive as a FPS or fighting game, but without the… » 6/08/11 7:30pm 6/08/11 7:30pm

Homefront Vs. The Canceled Heartland, A Tale Of Two U.S. Invasions

The co-creator of Twisted Metal, David Jaffe, wanted to make a game about the Chinese military invading the United States once upon a time. Heartland for the PSP would have been "a very liberal response to the Bush administration and the Iraq War," Jaffe has said, a first-person shooter that evoked intense emotion. » 4/18/11 4:30pm 4/18/11 4:30pm