Open letter to my life... (Warhawk has arrived in Europe)
Your time is up. Warhawk has arrived in the UK and Europe (albeit a couple of days later than everywhere else) and I'm sorry to inform you that you've had it. Game over.
You see, life, Warhawk is just so gosh darn good that I don't see any way that I can stop it taking over and kissing your ass goodbye.
And that goes for all the games I'm currently mid-flow on too; sorry to The Darkness, God of War II, Super Stardust HD, Okami, F1, Motorstorm, Resistance, Oblivion and others - your time will come, but that time is not now.
Locoroco Cocoreccho is just an 'interactive screensaver'
This may not be as bad news as it seems, but I've got to tell you I'm mightily disappointed.
One of my favourite games of recent years, Locoroco, is getting it's first outing on the PS3 in the very near future.
All the marvellous gameplay seems to have gone and the official word from SCEE is that Locoroco Cocoreccho is "an interactive screensaver".
Instead of tilting the ground with the Sixaxis or shoulder buttons as you'd expect, the new gameplay mechanic has you controlling the Locorocos by interacting with the little flying blobs they used to collect in the PSP version.
I am sure it will still be fun. I am sure it will still make me smile. But something tells me this isn't going to be the PS3 Locoroco experience I was looking for...
Keep your eyes peeled; new tracks, a new 'weekend pass' and new vehicles are on their way for Motorstorm.
Direct from our friends at Evolution Studios comes a scan of the current marketing campaign that SCEE are putting out in the printed media, and the latest UK Playstation Network email update lists Vehicle Packs 1 & 2 plus the Coyote Revenge weekend pass as 'on the horizon'.
Coyote Revenge is a new track that reverses the existing Coyote track. Also rumoured to be in the weekend pass is the Eagle's Nest track, which was shown at E3.
PS3 exclusive proves to be the weirdest 'game' ever
Straight out of EA's experimental laboratory, and in conjunction with the University of South Carolina, comes an odd PS3 title call The Night Journey.
Described as a 'meditative journey into the soul' the game is renowned video artist Bill Viola's first foray into using video game technology to push his work to a new audience.
"The core mechanic in the game is the act of travelling and reflecting rather than reaching certain destinations - the trip along a path of enlightenment.
The game is being developed with video game technologies, but attempts to stretch the boundaries of what game experiences may communicate with its unique visual design, content and mechanics. The team has created a set of custom post-processing techniques for the 3D environment that evoke the sense of "explorable video," integrating the imagery of Bill Viola's prior work into the game world at both a technical and creative level."
Take a look at the video below, which is also available at the PS3 Attitude YouTube Channel.
PS3 worldwide releases for week beginning 27th August
Courtesy once again of our friends at PS3 Fanboy (with a little tweaking to reflect the EU Warhawk download), here's the list of releases for our monolithic friend:
Warhawk (retail and download)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam
Warhawk (download only - now on the 30th instead of the 28th)
Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War
Mist of Chaos
So, here's your big decision for this week if you're in Europe or the UK...
Do you buy Lair at full price from a US supplier and have it shipped over, knowing that games for the PS3 are region free? Or do you pre-order Lair from Amazon for only £14.95 and wait until October for it to arrive?
With Heavenly Sword, Warhawk and others coming along between now and October, I've already pre-ordered my copy of Lair from Amazon, otherwise I'll be completely skint in September!
I don't know quite how they've managed it, but right now Amazon are listing both Folklore and Lair at only £14.95.
Go and pre-order Folklore and Lair right now before they change their minds!
[UPDATE] Amazon have now fixed the problem, so you can still pre-order but at the slightly more realistic price of £34.99. However, if you took advantage (like I did) then fear not - they have put out a statement saying they will honour the price for those that ordered.