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Monday, 11 August 2008

Hands-on with Mirror's Edge, Mercenaries 2, FIFA 09 and Brothers in Arms...

On Saturday I had the opportunity to attend the Multiplay Festival at Stoneleigh Park in the UK. Although the event was mainly aimed at PC gamers there were a few PS3s set up demonstrating upcoming games.

I was able to observe an EA representative playing Mirror's Edge. The graphics appeared clean, crisp and visually distinct. I was impressed that the restart points after deaths were frequent. My only concern was that the 1st person viewpoint seemed to make it hard to see the edge of the buildings, making it easy to fall off.

The next game that I saw was Brother in Arms: Hell's Highway. Visually it was a very detailed game. There was a slow motion bullet time when the demonstrator got headshots, which added to the atmosphere of the experience. The gameplay appeared to be smooth and polished, with the squad directions well implemented.

Next I moved onto FIFA 09. I played FIFA in both single and multiplayer. Both game modes were smooth, with very good graphics. EA seem to have worked hard to make the graphics even more realistic, which has resulted in a great looking game - however the game did seem much slower. I found that in both modes it was harder to score than in previous FIFA games.

Finally I got to the highlight of my day, Mercenaries 2: World in Flames. I've been looking forward to Mercenaries since it was announced and I wasn't disappointed. I chose to play as Jennifer Mui and was able to start the game from the beginning.

You are thrown right into the action and the game holds your hand with an excellent tutorial. The first fifteen minutes of the game are linear giving you the opportunity to learn the controls, fire a few guns and drive a couple of vehicles. After that you get to roam the local area, completing missions in any order you want.

To conclude it was a great day, which proved that there are some exciting games coming soon to the PS3.

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Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Reminder: play Fantasy Football against us

With an overall first prize of £20k, and prizes for the best PS3 Attitude league team, the only thing that is stopping you from joining in is the price.

Which is £0.

Yep - Fantasy Football is completely free.

So what was stopping you from joining in?

Come and find out how to set up your team and join our private league.

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Friday, 20 June 2008

Sweetflag competition

Our good friends over at Sweetflag are celebrating their one-year anniversary by giving away copies of either Euro 2008 for the PS3 or Boom Blox for the Wii.

Head over to their site to find out how to enter, and go win yourself the best football game on the PlayStation 3 platform (or you could plump for Boom Blox if you like...)

Congratulations to Sweetflag for reaching their first year. We can think of another site that might be close to the one-year milestone soon... hmmmm, I wonder who we're talking about?!

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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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Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Week of the Three; UT III and FIFA Street 3 released


As you'll know if you subscribe to, or often visit, our PS3 Attitude PlayStation 3 Events Calendar, there are two titles due to hit this week.

The long wait for Unreal Tournament III is nearly over. We waxed lyrical about it in our PS3 Attitude Big Three for February. You owe it to yourself to get a copy! You can pre-order UT III or pre-rent it using the links.

The other release is the surprisingly fun FIFA Street 3. Imagine a football game that plays more like a beat-em-up, with a huge array of button combinations to learn that feel remarkably satisfying when you pull them off properly. Again you can pre-order FIFA Street 3 using the link.

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Friday, 18 January 2008

US PS Store updates for January 17th

Courtesy of a lack of clarification either on our part or on the part of Touchstone, we ended up with a sizeable amount of egg on our faces yesterday when we stated that the Turok demo wasn't coming until February. It still isn't, if you don't have a US account that is.

So whilst European PS Stores lack a Turok demo, it did appear yesterday for our friends in the US.

Here's the list of what else arrived in the US yesterday:

Demos (all free)

Turok
FIFA Street 3

Games

Mesmerize: Trace - requires PlayStation Eye ($1.99)
Tori Emaki - requires PlayStation Eye ($1.99)
Blast Factor bundle ($12.99)

Add-ons

"Double Track" - Motorstorm ($2.99; Eagle's Nest and Diamondback Speedway tracks)
Rock Band tracks ($1.99 each; includes Sweet's "Action", The Monkees' "Last Train to Clarksville" and Blink 182's "All the Small Things"

Trailers (all free)

PixelJunk Monsters
Syphon Filter: Combat Ops
Lost Planet
Brother In Arms
: Hell's Highway
Dynasty Warriors 6
Borderlands

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