Trophy Whores rejoice; new T-Shirt and mug available
Been collecting those Trophies furiously?
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Been collecting those Trophies furiously?
As promised, Sony Japan updated the teaser site for The Last Guy.
Jump 2008 is our big charity event for this year.
Echochrome finally makes its way to the European store today, despite having been available in Japan and the US for a while.
Today is the day to get even more replay value out of Burnout Paradise.
Whilst we all wait for the appearance of PlayStation Home on the PS3, we've been (hard) at work producing Hovel v0.1.
As you may know, we turned one year old last Sunday.
During the past 12 months, we've met a lot of great people in the videogame industry.
Of the various publishers and PR people we have worked with in order to bring you previews, reviews and information, two have stood out due to their attention, assistance and involvement - Ubisoft and Vivendi Games.
In addition to being all-round good eggs, the guys and gals at both Ubisoft and Vivendi have offered PS3 Attitude a bumper crop of goodies to give away this week by way of saying 'thank you' to all our loyal readers.
Could you be one of the lucky five people to win these great gift packs?
From Ubisoft, we have 2 gift packs containing the following:
A copy of Haze for the PS3
A Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 steel drinks mug
A Haze mini torch
A Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 poker set
A Haze notebook
From Vivendi, we have 3 gift packs containing the following:
A copy of Timeshift for the PS3
A copy of FEAR for the PS3
A copy of The Bourne Conspiracy for the PS3
A Bourne Conspiracy t-shirt
Our special thanks go to Pete, Korina and Lucy for all their help this year, and for offering these brilliant prizes.
Here's the FAQs:
How do I enter the competition?
Simple. All you have to do to for a chance of winning is sign up for our email update. Click the 'Email' button on the left sidebar (or you can click here also), enter your details and then confirm you want to sign up in the verification email that you'll receive.
Then, when you get your next email update (which goes out at around 11:00 a.m. UK time each day) you'll see confirmation that you have entered.
Only 'verified' email subscribers will be entered. That means if you sign up and don't see a verification email appear soon after in your inbox, check your spam folder. Adding news [at] ps3attitude [dot] com to your 'whitelist' or contact list will also help.
What if I'm an RSS subscriber?
That's fine - please continue to subscribe to our RSS feed. It is your way of staying in touch with the news as it happens, since the RSS feed updates each time we send out a story.
But to enter the competition, you need to subscribe to our daily email summary by following the instructions above.
What if I already subscribe via email?
You are automatically entered into this and all future PS3 Attitude competitions! If you stay subscribed, you'll gain a place in every future giveaway.
What is the prize?
Five lucky email subscribers (picked at random by our 'supercomputer') will win one of the Ubisoft or Vivendi gift packs detailed above. The packs will be allocated at random.
Who is the competition open to?
All PS3 Attitude email subscribers worldwide.
When will the winner be chosen?
We'll be picking a single winner from the current list of email subscribers on Saturday, 19th July 2008. The prizes will be sent out within 28 days of the 19th July 2008. Once chosen, we contact all winners to ask if we can use their name on the site. If we cannot contact you via email after two weeks, we reserve the right to allocate your prize to another randomly chosen winner.
Good luck, and look out for more anniversary news and announcements this week.
A while back, some trademark spotters saw that Sony had secured the title 'The Last Guy', and everyone assumed it was for a forthcoming game.
Today, Ubisoft announced the acquisition of Hybride Technologies.
"This alliance is a true first for the industry. Ubisoft and Hybride share the same vision of entertainment convergence and a common passion for innovation and creativity.” - Yannis Mallat, CEO - Ubisoft MontrealAs the divide between games and movies shortens, we expect to see more collaborations and acquisitions of this type over the next few years.
"It is the quality and innovation of our artists that made Hybride into one of the most successful studios in cinema and the most important visual effects producer on the North American East Coast. The sharing of technological and creative expertise between Ubisoft and Hybride will position the two companies at the head of the pack in an entertainment industry in rapid evolution." - Pierre Raymond, Founder and CEO - Hybride Technologies
The rumours were true.
"As many of you know, we released PS3 firmware update v2.40 last week, but had to take it offline temporarily because, for a limited number of users, the XMB wouldn't display after the update was installed.
We want to extend our apologies to the PlayStation community for any inconvenience. Now we'll be looking forward to seeing everyone online and racking up those trophies!" - Eric Lempel, SCEA
It was inevitable really...
Since releasing - then retracting - firmware 2.40, Sony have been quiet on exactly when the reported bugs would be fixed.
One year ago today, PS3 Attitude was born.