Insomniac Games Opens its Doors for Fans

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The release of the critically lauded Resistance 2 didn’t mark the end of a journey for Insomniac Games. With a couple of fan-based events last week, the Burbank-based developers renewed their relationship with their biggest fans. Just a few days ago, Insomniac threw open their doors to the whole of Southern California, and close to 200 members of the Insomniac community took the day off work or school and trekked into the valley for a full day of gaming, autograph schwag sessions, and an inside look at how they made Resistance 2.

If you weren’t able to make it – here’s what you missed:

Earlier in the week, Resistance 2 Launch Day, the team was at the San Francisco Metreon to hook up the assembled crowd with a special price on the limited edition of R2, autographs, and even the chance to feature on the cover of the game.

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Yes, that’s a Bullseye rifle in her hands. Before midnight, SCEA presented Insomniac CEO Ted Price with a detailed replica of the Mark I rifle, complete with laser scope and removable cartridge. No Chimeran hybrids were harmed during the event.

Overall, it was a great series of events showcasing the importance of community and fan support to Insomniac’s game development. We’ll have more on the Burbank Community Day later this week, and look for an even deeper recap soon on Insomniac’s Web site.

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  • Thanks for the post and video.

    Love the game, just gotta practice a lot more.

  • I really need local spit screen.Resistance 1 had it so why take it away in R2?

  • I cannot believe that Insomniac who posted those documents on the PS3 hardware in detail claiming that they totally understand the system to its core would end up screwing R2. I honestly believe the team left off a layer of graphics, you know that one final layer that would polish everything. The game play is great and so is the scale of the levels and bosses. But the game reminds me of when i use to play Half Life on PC with the graphics card turned all the way up. KZ2 looks superior and so does Ratchet and Clank. I think Insomniac should concentrate on the R&C and Jack and Daxter series. Am i the only one who sees that R2 has an annoying look to it? R1 was gray but it looked more pleasing. I still rate Insomniac but i cannot fathom how they could put out R2 in that condition. They should have just sold us the online component. I would have been really happy with that alone. Anyway next year its KZ2 hope Sony does not screw that up.

  • isnt that a GGL shirt?..or is it GB?..i forgot

  • i was there and it was a lot of fun hope they have one next year!!! :)

  • For starters I just have to say that Resistance 2 is…..well it’s……actually it has no words for it, it’s that great, it is just so AWESOME!!
    I am having one major and consistent problem though. Everytime i want to play co-op with my friends and we try to join or create a game it keeps saying network error. Now I don’t know if its my internet connection or the game, but my internet is working just fine. Just wondering if there’ll be a patch for this.
    Other than that, I love the game. Keep up the great work!

  • You guys are awesome…I had to take a week off work after i got R2. Thats how addictive it is.

  • They should have kept as many as weapons as possible. Really, there is 12 weapons. That is so few.

  • I wish insomniac did a Resistance museum like the one found in R&C:UYA. That would be awesome.

  • hehe, Community Day was awesome :D

  • Wow, Ryan Schneider looks really short in the video. I remember seeing him on Bonus Round and my memory tells me he was tall. Anyway it was a really cool video. Wish I was there.

    To Insomniac, are you guys gonna release some making of videos on PSN? Like you did for Ratchet (and I think you did it for Resistance as well)?

  • Lots of fat people there man. Go to the gym!!

  • THANK YOU!
    Do you know that Because of RE2 I have not Opened my Gears of War 2…It is still wrapped in the plastic sitting in the bookshelf…Please don’t tell my Xbox 360 brethren…they would hang me…I have yet to even start the single player campaign in RE2, I am loving co-op so much.
    Thank You So Much For Co-op!!
    psn:frostquake

  • Awesome.
    Insomniac continues to deliver. :D
    I would love to live in US,just for these kind of things.

  • oh ,and i love Ted Price, he is so nice.
    (In a totally straight way of loving a man) :D

  • Just hope they don’t get the attitude and airrogance of the Bungie.
    They do look to be smarter than that…power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

  • @66 TinkerGuru
    Power corrupts ? why?

  • Please Bring back the COOP feature for the single player campaing!!!!!!

    al least Online soyou wont have to do split screen. But man, whatever happend to it??
    was one of the best features of R1!

    Jeff any comment?

  • Thats great! i finished the campaign mode so ill jump in the coop

    Loll Hey jeff i was about to say the same of other guy lol i saw your name at then end of R2

  • @MegaClank

    In Co-op, you can tell you get the kill by the RED experience numbers that flash when the enemy dies. Only you see that number if you kill the enemy.

  • Wow. I wish more game companies were like Insomniac. They know how to have fun in games and in real life. Great job!

  • I can’t stand FPS games and there are just too many of them on the PS3. I’d rather have a new Ratchet & Clank ;-)

  • I so far I like this game hopefully they fix the network errors on the coporative mode. I was getting this errors yesterday and it took a awhile to find a game to join and then in the middle of the game i would get the network error ;(

  • Insomniac are a very special developer, keep up the good work!

  • R2 was pretty good, but the first one is a masterpiece. I wish Insomniac had kept the muted colors instead of borrowing the Halo color pallette- and I really want to hold all my guns again… :(

  • Sorry dude i wasnt thinken about the spoiler. sorry about that. i just had to vent.

  • @FritoZ Sorry dude i wasnt thinken. sorry.

  • @77c-dub

    it’s ok man!

    :)

  • I will see you all online either today or tomorrow or whenever.

  • Could a mod please edit #49? Spoiler!!!

  • Would loved to have been there. I’m a big fan of Insomniac.

    One quick question though:

    Why can you only hold 2 weapons at a time in R2? It was badass to be able to choose the Fareye, then the LARK and back to the Carbine in RFOM.

  • Please for the love of god, give us the Tapper as DLC. My money is waiting, i HAVE to see Hybrid blood fountains!

  • once again thanks insomniac for throwing this event, i had the best time EVER!!!!!

    also i haft to say whud up to jeff, james, brian, and ryan.

  • COOL VIDEO! I wish there was more of the days events.

    Any word it there may be more weapons?

  • Hello guys! Thanks for awesome game! But i’ve got one simple question: i bought US version of the game (region 1), so will i be able to play with my friends in Russia (region 2 and 5) when the game appears here?

    Thanks for the future reply :)

  • Thanks for the great game! Quick question: Why wasn’t there a bigger marketing push similar to Gears of War 2 to attract the masses to this awesome game?

    Anyway…thanks again for the awesome game ;)

  • So after playing R:FoM, wanting to buy and play R2 and hearing about Retribution, I just have one question: When is the Resistance movie coming?

  • Hey guys great game I live on the east coast and would of loved to pay a visit to your place work I just got involved in the gaming world late last year with rfom and loved it im a little old to be doing this and my wife thing I a nut but keep up the good work ( how about a hat or a tee shirt where can I get one my age here is 69 again thanks for every thing… Joe

  • Love the game, my roommate and I enjoy play the coop and competitive online together.

    I have one complaint though, we play coop a lot, but we started to stop when we figured out that the second player’s experience would never save so he would end up just going through the same levels over and over again.

    Could you change it so that it remembers it? We don’t really care about stats the competitive, but just the cooperative, mainly because of the weapon upgrades and different berserk abilities that you need to unlock.

    An idea would be to just clone the 1st players coop levels and allow player 2 to use them. He can level up and such, but it will not save to player 1, because that could be unfair, because he would level up faster. Or just make #2 save stuff.

    Hope you guys are still listening, and just remember to throw some cool free DLC every once and a while. =P

  • Resistance 2 is a true disappointment! Why have COOP mode in Fall Of Man and not the sequel? I wish I could get my money back for this POS!!! My son and I waited even with the delay for it to come out to play together and what a disappointment it was! I am so frustrated I can not even type correctly! I hope INSOMNIAC goes down the drain for shotty products like this!

    TD

  • I dont like multiplayer graphics. single player looks absolutely beautiful though. hope the graphics improve. for some reason in every game im gettin in 1st with 40 kills average. ill like to play against those people that say they are pros.

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