Battlefield 1943 is The Dark Knight of PSN
When The Dark Knight was released in theaters, it shattered most records including biggest opening day, weekend, and July release. What does this have to do with Battlefield 1943 you ask? Well, the downloadable title is well on its way to claiming the same records.
New Fat Princess screens show off more levels
Still no sign of the fat cow but we’re assured everyone’s favourite cake consumer will hit “this summer”.
In the mean time, get your chops around these latest images of new levels from the game on everyone’s lips – Fat Princess.
Yakuza 4 announced
The tattoos have barely healed since their last encounter with gruff Japanese mobsters, and already Japan is set to get a new Yakuza game.
Entitled Ryu ga Gotoku 4: Densetsu wo Tsugu Mono (Yakuza 4 : Heir to the Legend), series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi will stick with a modern setting while focusing on an area in Tokyo called Kamiyacho.
Sony discusses developing Home, the Beta phase, the reception, stalking and explicit content
At last week’s Develop conference Eurogamer had a private interview with Peter Edward who is the Home platform director for SCEE, and they talked about various aspects of the online universe including development and moderation.
First off, they discussed developing PlayStation Home. Peter admits that Sony did not know exactly what they were getting themselves into when they started the project, but he compares it to other projects in the industry that can have similar surprises and difficulties along the way.
Alpha Protocol; Safehouses, customisation, and sex scenes
Sit back and enjoy some new footage of Obsidian Entertainment’s spy RPG Alpha Protocol.
Brimming with new information, we get to check in with super-spy Michael Thorton while dreaming up what kind of thrilling international incidents we’d love to get into.
Kaz Hirai to take on Keynote speech at TGS
The Tokyo Game Show is around two months away and is one of the major conventions on the gaming calendar.
Every year a senior industry figure gives the main keynote speech and this time around it is none other than Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kaz Hirai.
His speech is entitled ‘Sony Computer Entertainment’s New 2009 Strategy’, which is interesting in itself sincethe year will almost be over by the time he speaks!
GTA ‘door-checking’ case prosecutor; “The blame lies entirely with Nathan Hartley”
As is our want here at PS3 Attitude, we like to get involved with the politics of gaming every now and then.
On reading the report that Nathan Hartley, an 18-year-old from Maryland in the United States had been sentenced to seven years in prison for an act we’d never heard of before – ‘door-checking’ – what sparked our interest was the insistence that this activity is an integral part of Grand Theft Auto.
But rather than tow the sensationalist line, we asked the prosecutor in this case, John Mark McDonald, what really happened and why GTA was even brought into this courtroom, since we don’t remember seeing this activity in the game at all.
Edge of Twilight to remain Edge of Twilight
Considering pretty much everything is copyrighted by now, it’s no surprise to hear that developers can experience some difficulties when it comes to naming their new properties.
Just when you think you have a kick-ass name for your game, it turns out some band in Romania called their fifth album the very same thing and now want a slice of the action.
Caught up in such a legal wrangling, Australian developer FuzzyEyes are happy to now report that, after some cordial discussions with another company, their upcoming steampunk game Edge of Twilight will launch without a name change.
EndWar 2 being developed by smaller team
Selling 1.5 million copies, EndWar turned out to be a bigger success than most people thought. Besides Halo Wars, it was deemed “the biggest new RTS in the last four or five years” according to Ubisoft creative director Michael De Plater. Naturally, we can assume that we shall be seeing more of EndWar in the future.
Currently a smaller team from Ubisoft Shanghai is developing the RTS sequel with focus on the single player story and depth. While we have no idea when we might see EndWar 2, be assured that the team knows exactly where they are going with it…
North American PS Store Update For July 23rd – Shatter, Fury, Napalm, Dissidia…Take Your Pick
You guys and gals know about Shatter, you were waiting for Napalm & Cordite, ready for the Fury add-on but there’s just so much more.
Call of Duty: World at War gets a demo for those too busy playing Call of Duty 4 to care about it at launch, WILD ARMS 2 is the star of the two PSone Classics released today, Cross Edge keeps throwing free packs at you while Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires tries to keep up.
Borderlands opens up October 20th/23rd
Seemingly unperturbed by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s apparent grip on the holiday season, 2K Games have confirmed that cel-shaded FPS with a twist, Borderlands, will hit in North America on October 20th and “elsewhere” 72 hours later.
Isn’t that the same period some other high profile publishers are pulling their games from?
Batman confronts his biggest fears in Arkham Asylum Challenge Map
Arkham Asylum is home to the most dangerous villains in Gotham City, all of which have quite the hatred towards our caped crusader. It looks like the Scarecrow just might get the chance to extract his revenge with the help of his skeleton army.Exclusive to those who pre-order the game, players be able to download the Scarecrow Challenge Map and face your fears against the undead.