AVS Forum banner

1 - 20 of 23 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,909 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Did my updates last night to 2.41, fired up HV Bowling and it installed an update. Any idea what the update is for? I'm assuming only trophies, but one can hope something new is included.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,175 Posts
No, not yet. You may be receiving older update files. A producer for the game PAIN said this tidbit on the official Playstation blog about High Velocity Bowling however:

Quote:
Before I get started let me say this about the High Velocity Team. They didn’t walk away from the game and they are hard at work on new content. I sit next to them and they are indeed working very hard to make new stuff for you guys. The PAIN team is MUCH larger than the HVB team so they have to work much harder. Be patient with some of the PSN teams guys. We work with smaller staffs and have to be much more agile. I don’t want to put words in the mouth of the HVB team but I know they are working.. HARD
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,909 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
That could be true. I don't recall if we have played HVB on the bedroom PS3 before, but I thought we had. I'll fire it up on the living room PS3 tonight and see if it forces an update.


Thanks for the quote from the blog. I can't get to that here at work.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
138 Posts
Many moons ago they said they were still working on improvements for HVB. A big update is coming tomorrow for free.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2008/...ing/#more-2692

Quote:
Major Update to High Velocity Bowling


+ Posted by Mike Skinner // Team RamRod


Hello everyone! Team RamRod here, the developers of High Velocity Bowling. Today we break our long silence with an equally long blog post.


To give you some background on the HVB development team, we are a small team who works on several projects. As some of you know, Big Ern has left our neck of the woods (we still miss him). But, the team has since picked up the reins and is now leading a new charge for HVB.


A lot of you have been asking about HVB, and we are here to deliver great news. We are pleased to announce that we putting the finishing touches on a new update for HVB, which will hit the PlayStation Network TOMORROW! Excited? Well, the best part of this is that the new update - all new features included - is FREE! For our brothers and sisters in the north, that means FREE for you, too.


HEAD-TO-HEAD ONLINE PLAY! VOICE CHAT COMMUNICATION! WEEKLY ONLINE LEADERBOARDS!


We can hear you now Wait, what? Really? I get online play in the update? Will it support my Playstation Friends List? YES to all of the above. You will now be able to play with your friends online AND be able to chat with them using a PS3 headset or microphone. Feel free to chat and talk smack after comparing your stats and rankings on the online leaderboards that will be updated weekly.

PSN TROPHIES!


Yup! PSN Trophies - 12 new shiny and purty trophies (7 bronze, 4 silver and 1 gold trophy). The only way to earn these is to play online (fortunately, we added that too, cause we're awesome!). If you're worried you don't have the skills, don't stress if you're persistent enough, you will still be able to earn most, if not all, of these as well. Here's the list:


BRONZE:


* Score 180 or higher in an online game.

* Achieve an online rating of 1600 or more.

* Knock down a total of 500 pins in online games.

* Get 10 strikes in online games.

* Get 15 spares in online games.

* Win an online game.

* Play 3 online games.


SILVER:


* Score 250 or higher in an online game.

* Knock down a total of 5000 pins in online games.

* Get 25 wins in online games.

* Get 75 strikes in online games.


GOLD:


* Get 150 strikes in online games.


PLAYLISTS WITH IMPROVED AUDIO!


You can access the XMB while in-game for your own custom soundtracks, with support for playlists. We had custom music before, but were not able to incorporate playlists. Now with the new XMB custom music feature, you can bowl while listening to a mix of Beethoven, Frank Zappa, Britney Spears, Weird Al Yankovic, Gregorian Chants and Nirvana! And with the improved audio options, you'll be able to crank up your tunes, character voices, and ambient sounds, OR turn them off altogether!


MORE TRICK SHOTS!


That's right, we've included a section on the menu to start posting additional trick shot challenges. You'll be given two new challenges with your update, and additional trick shots will be created for download in the future. These challenges will not only help you earn patches that you missed out on during your normal gameplay, but get you more stars for the leaderboards!


NEW BALL BAGS!


We've added a new and more realistic Ball Bag system in HVB. You can only bring four balls with you onto the lane in each bag, so you'll have to choose wisely. You can name and save up to 24 different ball bags so you don't have to individually choose four balls every time that you want to play. Be sure to mix and match so that there are some good hooking balls and some good straight rollers in your bag. This way, you'll be prepared for any oil pattern or pin leave!


ALLEY SELECTION!


You can now choose which lane to play on (as long as you're not in a tournament). This means that you can play in Spider's Garage, Tiffany's Toybox, the Zen Garden, or wherever you want!


NEW ADD-ON CONTENT


We are going to continue to provide new content for HVB. This content will include more sinister Trick Shots, more wacky characters, cool bowling balls and quirkier costumes.


Anxious to get your game on and strike it up? These exciting new features for HVB will truly make your bowling experience fun. We made the extra efforts to make sure we delivered a lot of fun into a whole lot of FREE for our devoted fans! Please make sure you continue to check back here for future updates on HVB. You've all waited so patiently for more - we'll be sure to make it worth your wait!


Until next time!


Team RamRod
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,478 Posts

Quote:
mix of Beethoven, Frank Zappa, Britney Spears, Weird Al Yankovic, Gregorian Chants and Nirvana

Oddly enough, I have all of those on my PS3....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,817 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by bassmonkeee /forum/post/14871475


Oddly enough, I have all of those on my PS3....

Britney Spears? You must've loaded that on there for Pixeljunk Eden, yeah?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,663 Posts
I totally forgot about the update! Online should be fun and with mics!

Great update
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
382 Posts
finally i will be able to actually hear my mp3's. before they were really low couldn't tell if it was Dan Dyer playing or Tyrone Vaughan. I'm glad I'll be able to turn down the characters.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,478 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Martez /forum/post/14871973


Britney Spears? You must've loaded that on there for Pixeljunk Eden, yeah?

Okay, technically it's Mr Bungle doing a Britney Spears cover, but damn it--that ought to count!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
488 Posts
Sounds awesome. I wish they would at least give us the option to have non-SIXAXIS bowling though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,064 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Remax /forum/post/14876929


Probably because the store doesnt update until late afternoon/early evening most Thursdays.

Game updates don't have anything to do with the Store updates.
 
1 - 20 of 23 Posts
Top