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Tuesday, 6 May 2008

PlayStation Day 2008; European PS Store update for 6th May

As we revealed earlier today, there was going to be an additional update to celebrate the PlayStation Day event in London.

We knew about some of the items on the list, but were surprised to see the likes of High Velocity Bowling finally appear in Europe.

Here's the full list of items you can download today:

Games

Blast Factor Advanced (£4.99)
High Velocity Bowling (£4.99)
Street Skater - PS1 game for PSP/PS3 (£3.49)

Demos (all free)

Haze
Condemned 2

Add-ons

High Velocity Bowling - Mike (£0.69)

Videos (all free)

Buzz! Quiz TV
Secret Agent Clank
Siren: Blood Curse
Motorstorm: Pacific Rift
PS Day Showcase

Amongst all these updates you'll have noticed two name changes; one we knew about a few days ago, the other was announced today. Yes, Motorstorm 2 is officially subtitled Pacific Rift, and Siren: New Translation has been, erm, translated to Siren: Blood Curse.

Look out for another date as usual this Thursday.

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Friday, 28 March 2008

April Showers? PS3 Attitude Big Three

Once again, it's that time of the month where we run down the three titles you really have to seek out in the coming month.

As a quick reminder, the PS3 Attitude Big Three takes in UK and European release dates only and is for titles that will be released in April.

You can keep tabs on the latest release dates by using the PS3 Attitude PlayStation 3 Events Calendar, which you'll also find a shareable/embeddable version in the left sidebar.

So let's get started - what should you spend your money on this month? And will April shower us with new releases (see what we did there?)...

1. Grand Theft Auto: IV [pre-order] [pre-order special edition] [pre-rent]

Yes people - it's the Big One. The wait is finally over and GTA: IV hits our shelves this month.

So much has already been said about GTA: IV that it's hard to think of anything new to say. Simply put, it is one of the most important game releases for some time on any platform.

There will also, of course, be a complete media circus around the release of the game which will distract the masses from the reality of the situation - not only is this a brilliant experience, this is an adult game with adult themes for adults only. If there are parents reading this and you buy this game for your kids, you're part of the reason we've just had a government review on gaming in the UK. Don't do it.

Getting back to the gameplay, we already know about the tons of multi-player modes and we'll expect the usual deep single player storyline. The graphics are more realistic than ever before which points to a grittier experience. That being said, all the usual wit and dark comedy that has filled Rockstar's seminal sandbox series in the past is all there.

This is one title you don't want to miss out on this year, let alone this month.

2. Condemned 2: Bloodshot [pre-order] [pre-rent]

It's going to be tough with the release of GTA: IV to recommend two other titles, especially when the choice of great games in April is not as wide as we've had recently. However, Condemned 2: Bloodshot certainly requires your attention.

Coming from Sega, this is the complete opposite of their usual game genre. There's definitely no cute blue hedgehogs in this title. Gruesome? Yes. Dark? Indeed.

Similar in some ways to The Darkness, Condemned delivers an FPS that owes more to the supernatural than it does to realistic combat.

Whilst the multiplayer experience has been reported as being a little 'laggy', the single player game is a lot of fun and has gained good reviews almost across the board (Edge Magazine excepted). A patch is expected soon to iron out some sound sync issues that have been spotted in the US release.

If you're not sure whether Condemned floats your boat or not, there is a demo available at the PS Store that might help you make up your mind. We say that if you're not buying it, Condemned is surely a title worth renting instead.

3. UEFA EURO 2008 [pre-order] [pre-rent]

The choice this month is a little woeful, and that's understandable given that no-one really wants to compete with the Big One. In fact, this was almost the PS3 Attitude Big Two due to a lack of any really good games in April.

Since we're a UK-based news site, it seemed the only safe choice was to go with the regular EA FIFA update. After all, it is the only way anyone from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are going to have a chance at playing in Euro 2008.

The things that surprised me about this title when I played it recently is that is seems as if EA haven't just updated FIFA 08, they've made everything just that little bit slicker. Consequently, UEFA EURO 2008 looks like the definitive football game on the PS3 since the first next-gen incarnation of PES is very poor.

For once then, a FIFA title is actually better than a PES game. And this latest version is better than the original it is based on. If you haven't picked up a football game yet, this would be the best one to go for - despite the fact that none of our home teams made it to the finals!

That's all for this month. Did we make the right choices? Would Dark Sector be in your Big Three, or Solider of Fortune: Payback? Tell us about it in the comments...

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Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Condemned 2 official website launches


Once upon a time in the land of Sega, a little blue hedgehog was running along collecting pieces of gold in a land of green hills and yellow flowers.

These days, Sega couldn't be further from our furry little friend with the forthcoming release Condemned 2: Bloodshot. Think of it more as a drunken self-destructive hog-of-a-man, running along collecting limbs in a land of blood-soaked walls and spook-filled hospitals.

If you like your games on the edge of sanity where the likes of Manhunt live, you'll enjoy Condemned 2. That's assuming someone doesn't decide to ban it of course. The more cynical of us would expect Sega to make sure this title gets the attention of the regulatory bodies, since that seems to always ensure platinum sales!

If spooky, gore-ridden FPS titles are your thing then check the spangly new Condemned 2 website. It will ask you your age of course, since us adults can choose to entertain ourselves however we see fit... as long as it's legal!

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