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Friday, 28 September 2007

MGS 4 website gets a facelift

Seems to be a day for new PS3 websites.

The official Metal Gear Solid 4 website has had a particularly nice facelift, and contains a message from Kojima-san, details on many of the characters in the game and all the trailers - including the recent TGS 07 video.

As an aside, there are some rumours being bandied around the 'net today that Microsoft are preparing a major bid to get MGS and FF XIII on the X360. Whether they're true or just the usual tripe, I'm not sure. We'll keep an eye on things and will update you as soon as we find out.

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Your chance to jump on the Folks wagon


As a way of celebrating the release of the EU Folklore demo yesterday (that's if you hadn't already played the Japanese or US version weeks ago) there's a new opportunity for everyone...

Design-a-Folk.

Yes, you can actually have your Folk appear in the game courtesy of a competition being run right now.

Entries will be judged by a panel from Japan’s Game Republic studios that will include Yoshiki Okamoto, a.k.a. Okamoto-San - the iconic Executive Producer of smash hits Resident Evi, Devil May Cry and Genji. The competition will run from September 28th to October 22nd – so get busy designing.
So if you're of an artistic bent head on over to eu.playstation.com and enter your design before 22nd October. I wonder if they'll still make the winner pay for the downloadable package that includes their Folk!

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Prototype website launches


Sierra have launched the Prototype website with the usual array of screenshots and videos plus the ubiquitous 'sign up' button.

I'll admit I was quite surprised to see our 'hero' transforms into something not quite of this world. When I saw the original trailer for this title the main character, Alex Mercer, was always 'human'.

Turns out the little fella is a shapeshifter.

Anyhow, if you want to see how the upcoming PS3 title is 'shaping' up (did you see what I did there?) then hop over to the official Prototype website.

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Thursday, 27 September 2007

Sony brings the Play-Doh

There's nothing that quite shows off your PS3 like a nice shiny Bravia TV (well, apart from a nice shiny Samsung TV since they're made by the same people)...

Some of you may have marvelled at the brilliant 'Balls' advert and then wowed at the spectacular 'Paint' spot that followed (shot in the UK, I might add), but now Sony have got another trick up their sleeves; bunny rabbits. Lots of them.

Take a look at the teaser for the next major Bravia advertising push, called Play-Doh.

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PS3 Home 'Dress'; Project Catwalk, or Project Crapwalk?

Playstation Home is certainly keeping us all waiting with baited breath and the delay in launching the service that was announced at TGS 2007 definitely didn't help the situation.

However, positive news about Home and further details of additional content are still coming along, including the 'girl-centric' announcement that 'Dress' would be making it's way to the Home platform by next year.

Dress is a 'super avatar' service that allows the fashion industry to link up with Home by providing clothes for your character to wear. It's bound to be a 'premium' service that you'll pay for, but that's no bad thing.

Now, further details have become available courtesy of IGN and from a most unlikely source; Takamasa Shichisawa, the Director of Tourist Trophy. Why him? It turns out the basis of Dress comes from the biker loadout system where you could dress your biker in branded goods.

In the interview with IGN, he goes on to explain the four elements of Dress:

Dress Town is a virtual space where players experience the world of fashion. Sony is working with fashion brands to create digital shops, where players can experience all areas of their favorite brands through clothing, music, videos and interviews. This area of the game is meant to make you feel like you're actually moving around a shop.

Dress Studio lets you create your own fashion, selecting color, material, patterns and logos. It appears that the game will let players make their own brands. Sony is even looking into letting players send their designs away to have them transformed into real life clothing.

Dress museum is a museum of clothing history. It has some interactive elements where you gather famous scenes from movies and famous characters.

Dress park is a community space that's meant for players to communicate and exchange gifts, including clothing. Sony will hold official events and fashion shows here, giving players the chance to appear as models. Players can also organize their own shows based around their original brands.
There's no doubt that this is going to appeal to girls more than guys, and that's no bad thing. It is every console manufacturer's dream to find the 'silver bullet' that unlocks the female marketplace.

But if dress also offers your favourite brand of cargos to go along with the T-shirt you earned whilst playing GT5, who says that guys won't get all creative as well.

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Jericho demo now arriving on October 4th

After the joyous news that the Jericho demo had been confirmed for this week, a press release from Codemasters now says:

In Europe and PAL territories, the demo will be available for the Playstation 3 computer entertainment system on October 4th.


The demo is already available on Xbox Live and at the Codemasters website for PC download. It's only an extra week to wait, but this doesn't really help the whole 'PSN vs. XBL' issue much, does it?

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Wednesday, 26 September 2007

October is nearly here; PS3 Attitude's Big Three

Only a few more days until October, and that spare cash is already being earmarked for some new PS3 goodness.

In what might become a regular feature, here's the PS3 Attitude Big Three for October:

1. Skate

Tony Hawk has had his day. I'm sick of pulling crazy 10m point combos by sitting there and flatland tricking until my thumbs bleed, only to find out someone else did it for longer and scored 50m. For those of use that skate, used to skate or dreamt that they could skate, this is the one game that seems to finally capture reality and make it feel believable on a controller.

2. The Eye of Judgement

Being packaged with the seriously next-gen PlayStation Eye, this title promised to bring in old card player fans and win new one's alike. Think of it as a way to get into card battles without actually needing to still be at school, or have any real friends (like me).

3. Guitar Hero III

It's Guitar Hero. It's got a wireless guitar. It's on PS3. Nuff said.

Disclaimer: There's a slim chance Guitar Hero III will slip to 1st November over here. In the event of an emergency, replace this title with Jericho, which would have been number four if we'd called this feature PS3 Attitude's Big Four!

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Tuesday, 25 September 2007

BAFTA; Video Games Awards nominees announced

BAFTA have announced the full list of games that will be heralded on the 23rd October in London. Split across 15 different award categories a good number of PS3 titles made it in to the list.

PS3 highlights include Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Heavenly Sword, skate, flOw, Eye of Judgement, Lair and Motorstorm.

The event will be televised on Channel 4 in the UK.

Here's the full list:

Action and adventure
Crackdown (Realtime Worlds)
Gears of War (Epic Games)
God of War 2 (SCE Santa Monica Studio)
Orange Box (Valve)
Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction (SCE Foster City Studio & Insomniac)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo)

Artistic achievement
Bioshock (2K Boston/2K Australia)
Heavenly Sword (Ninja Theory)
Okami (Clover(Capcom))
Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction (SCE Foster City Studio & Insomniac)
skate (EA Black Box)
Viva Piñata (Rare)

Best game
Bioshock (2K Boston/2K Australia)
Crysis (Crytek)
Gears of War (Epic Games)
Guitar Hero II (Harmonix)
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (Eidos)
Wii Sports (Nintendo)

Casual
Big Brain Academy for Wii (Nintendo)
Cake Mania (Digital Embryo)
Guitar Hero II (Harmonix)
More Brain Training (Nintendo)
SingStar (SCE London Studio)
Wii Sports (Nintendo)

Gameplay
Crackdown (Realtime Worlds)
Gears of War (Epic Games)
Sega Rally (SEGA Racing Studio)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo)
Warhawk (Incognito)
Wii Sports (Nintendo)

Innovation
fl0w (SCE Santa Monica Studio/Thatgamecompany)
Okami (Clover(Capcom))
Super Paper Mario (Intelligent Systems)
The Eye of Judgement (SCE Japan Studio)
Trauma Center: Second Opinion (Atlus USA)
Wii Sports (Nintendo)

Multiplayer
Battlefield 2142 (EA Dice)
Crackdown (Realtime Worlds)
Guitar Hero II (Harmonix)
Wii Sports (Nintendo)
World in Conflict (Massive Entertainment)
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Blizzard Entertainment)

Original score
Final Fantasy XII (Final Fantasy XII Project Team)
God of War 2 (SCE Santa Monica Studio)
Lair (SCE Foster City Studio & Factor 5)
Okami (Clover (Capcom))
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo)
Viva Piñata (Rare)

Sports
Football Manager 2008 (Sports Interactive)
Colin McRae: DiRT (Codemasters)
FIFA 08 (EA Chicago)
MotorStorm (SCE External Development Studio & Evolution)
Virtua Tennis 3 (Sumo Digital)
Wii Sports (Nintendo)

Strategy and simulation
Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars (Electronic Arts LA)
Forza Motorsport 2 (Turn 10) Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms (The Creative Assembly)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas (Ubisoft Studios (Montreal))
Wii Sports (Nintendo)
World in Conflict (Massive Entertainment)

Story and character
Final Fantasy XII (Final Fantasy XII Project Team)
God of War 2 (SCE Santa Monica Studio)
Heavenly Sword (Ninja Theory)
Okami Clover (Capcom))
The Darkness (Starbreeze Studios)
The Simpsons Game (EA)

Technical achievement
Crackdown (Realtime Worlds)
Gears of War Epic Games)
God of War 2 (SCE Santa Monica Studio)
MotorStorm (SCE External Development Studio/Evolution)
Okami (Clover(Capcom))
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (Naughty Dog)

Use of audio
Crackdown (Realtime Worlds)
Elite Beat Agents (iNiS)
Gears of War (Epic Games)
God of War 2 (SCE Santa Monica Studio)
Guitar Hero II (Harmonix)
skate (EA Black Box)

BAFTA One's To Watch Award (in association with Dare to Be Digital)
Ragnarawk (Voodoo Boogy)
ClimbActic (Carebox)
Bear Go Home (Phoenix Seed)

The PC World Gamers Award (voted for by the public)
Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (Nintendo)
FIFA 07 (EA Canada)
Football Manager 2007 (Sports Interactive)
Gears of War (Epic Games)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Rockstar Leeds)
Resistance: Fall of Man (Insomniac)
Wii Play (Nintendo)

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New Assassin's Creed trailer

Take a look at this new trailer for Assassin's Creed, delivered to those people who had signed up at the website for information updates.

As you can see, the Knights Templar aren't particularly happy with our 'friend' Altair. It will be interesting to see if the Holy Grail makes an appearance anywhere in the game now that we know the Templars are involved... not long to wait now!

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PS3 Jericho demo expected this week

Jericho looks like one of those titles that might just sneak up and take the top spot. The latest gameplay videos I've seen (both from TGS and before) certainly show what looks to be a highly accomplished FPS.

So it is with great joy that Codemasters that confirmed that a Jericho demo should be on one of the PS Stores this week.

Given my little rant about the state of the UK Store (yes, it's the Euro Store - I know - I just happen to be in the UK) I expect it will hit the US Store this week despite the fact that Codemasters is a UK-bred outfit.

Time will tell.

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