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Dyad Coming to PSN in One of Your Earth Weeks

July 17, to be exact. Who said there are no games coming out?

One of the games that unexpectedly impressed me the most back at E3 was the hypercolored twitchy tube shooter Dyad, and not just because its creator Shawn McGrath loves StarCraft as much as I do. From the little I played of it, Dyad seems like it will scratch the same super-fast arcade-style itch as stuff like Geometry Wars and Pac-Man CE DX. Haven't had a good one of those in a while.

Well hey, good news for me, then: all of a sudden, Dyad is slated for release on PlayStation Network next Tuesday, July 17. (Good news for PlayStation Plus members too, who will get 20 percent off the usual $15 price at launch.)

Since I appreciate this sort of exhaustive detail in my game announcements, I'll also pass along that Dyad runs at 60 frames per second, uses lossless audio compression, and will offer a Platinum trophy. Get informed!

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Posted by Brad

One of the games that unexpectedly impressed me the most back at E3 was the hypercolored twitchy tube shooter Dyad, and not just because its creator Shawn McGrath loves StarCraft as much as I do. From the little I played of it, Dyad seems like it will scratch the same super-fast arcade-style itch as stuff like Geometry Wars and Pac-Man CE DX. Haven't had a good one of those in a while.

Well hey, good news for me, then: all of a sudden, Dyad is slated for release on PlayStation Network next Tuesday, July 17. (Good news for PlayStation Plus members too, who will get 20 percent off the usual $15 price at launch.)

Since I appreciate this sort of exhaustive detail in my game announcements, I'll also pass along that Dyad runs at 60 frames per second, uses lossless audio compression, and will offer a Platinum trophy. Get informed!

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Posted by Brad

SWEET!

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Posted by Groundings

Woot... In Aus PSN too?

Posted by Liquidus

Goddamnit, Brad.

Posted by spankingaddict

Silly Brad :D

Posted by Cyrisaurus

I still have no idea how to play this game, but I want it.

Posted by Gordo789

$15? motherfuckers.... alright.

Posted by Video_Game_King

My Earth week? But I don't live on Earth.

Posted by Phatmac

A non-Starcraft news article?! Blasphemy Bradley Shoemaker!!

Posted by probablytuna

Logo looks awesome.

Posted by Grok1122

I have a sneaking suspicion that this game was secretly developed by the North Koreans to re-program us all into brainwashed soldiers of Kim Jong-Un.

Posted by ManiacMaysin

The more more you know.

Posted by random_guy23

lossless audio? sold!

Posted by Blessthismess

I never knew you could pay money to induce a seizure. Cool.

Posted by Curufinwe

I've been dying for an interesting new PSN game, so this is great news.

Lol at Brad denying anyone the chance to finally do that awful quest.

Posted by Alphazero

Watching this gave me a strong urge to eat all of the cheetos.

All of the cheetos in the world.

Posted by crusader8463

@Grok1122 said:

I have a sneaking suspicion that this game was secretly developed by the North Koreans to re-program us all into brainwashed soldiers of Kim Jong-Un.

What are you talking about? Our glorious leader would never do such a thing! I'm reporting you to the authorities for such treasonous talk!

Posted by mynthon

GOTY nominee of Hypnotoad

Posted by killacam

does SHE come with the game??/

Posted by Elyk247

It looks amazing, but can someone tell me what's actually going on as far as game-play is concerned?

Posted by Gunslinger0130

Looks like 2012's version of N20, which is a good thing.

Posted by Joeku

Am I on drugs?

Posted by LikeaSsur

There was a game in that? I was distracted by the ridiculously beautiful girl playing it.

There's no way either exists.

Posted by SomeJerk

Despite lacking Rez, the PS3 is the greatest console for visual drugs, my word..
 
And that's just the 60 FPS experience that some of us remember magazines mentioning several times every game review if it had it in the PS1-Saturn-N64 generation.
 
God bless.

Posted by ZmillA

want

Posted by ajamafalous

After watching that trailer I feel like I know even less about how the game plays.

Posted by TournamentOfHate

The chick from Child Of Eden is out and playing Dyad.

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam
@Phatmac said:
A non-Starcraft news article?! Blasphemy Bradley Shoemaker!!
Blasphemous Brad(TM) is my favorite action figure.
Posted by doesnoevil

LOL at the chick's "game" face.

Posted by doesnoevil

@Brad:

"Who said there are no games coming out?"

I think no one did?... unless you mean PSVita games coming out?... is this a vita game? no?

I don't get it.

Posted by Smokey_Earhole

That girl is stoked! And then she came.

Posted by BooDoug187

Oh god... tripping balls....

Posted by Bartz

Well she certainly seems to be enjoying the game.

Posted by Tim_the_Corsair
@Brad

SWEET!

Bahahahaha
Posted by Alo81

@Brad said:

Since I appreciate this sort of exhaustive detail in my game announcements, I'll also pass along that Dyad runs at 60 frames per second, uses lossless audio compression, and will offer a Platinum trophy. Get informed!

For real, thanks for this Brad. It's nice to have these kinds of details added in a story so I don't have to go find the details out on my own.

Posted by beard_of_zeus

This is an unexpected surprise! Good time for this to be releasing, with not too much going on in the world of video games. Will be getting this for sure.

Posted by EarlessShrimp

@Brad said:

SWEET!

These are the posts that make giantbomb special :)

Posted by AngelN7

Yup this is totally a stoner game just like that cartoon adventure time.

Posted by ripelivejam

@killacam: oh you!! *giggle*

getting a real 2001 warp sequence vibe, which means im probably going to buy it, dammit...

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Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish

Uh, bought. 

Posted by MariachiMacabre

@Brad said:

SWEET!

You're now my favorite staff member for always being the first poster in your own articles. It makes me chuckle.

Posted by Grissefar

Only in US? If so, nice job Sony. Probably planning to shit it out like you did Closure, which is still only out in US, 3 months later. It was a game that looked like it had the potential to be the next Limbo but the way it was shit out, I'll be surprised if it's even broken 10k.

Posted by Humanity

@doesnoevil said:

@Brad:

"Who said there are no games coming out?"

I think no one did?... unless you mean PSVita games coming out?... is this a vita game? no?

I don't get it.

I SAID IT - there are no games coming out! You know what I'm playing right now? L.A. Noire! It's pretty good.. I have to wait until AUGUST to finally play something new.

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Posted by dropabombonit

Awesome, any word on a EU release. Not seen it mentioned by the Playstation EU blog which is never a good sign

Posted by Shpadoinkle

@dropabombonit: Shawn McGrath has stated on NeoGAF that it will take "at least a month" to make the game Europe compatible. This is somehow connected to Sony's insane QA process. My guess is this will be the next Closure / Pinball Arcade... *sigh*

Posted by MjHealy

Maybe it's just me but I feel like 2012 is a much stronger year for downloadable games than 2011. Maybe the games of last year just didn't interest me or were hidden in the depths of Steam but there are already some real heavy-hitters released across all of the downloadable stores.

Posted by lazyhoboguy

Have been waiting for this to get released for awhile.