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Friday, 5 September 2008

Last day to exclusively test Warhawk Fallen Star

We've been focusing on Fallen Star on the PS3 Attitude Warhawk Server, and today is the last day before we reconfigure and create a more varied format.

If you've not had the chance to try out the new Hero and Collector modes, along with old favourites, within the various Tau Crater configurations, now is your chance.

Remember, the server offers a controlled environment for 8 players at the moment, so if you all communicate and use the space wisely you might just be able to get some of those more challenging trophies!

As usual, the server status is in the left sidebar or at our PS3 Attitude Facebook group.

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Friday, 29 August 2008

PS3 Attitude Warhawk Server; catch a Fallen Star...

Today, our PS3 Attitude Warhawk Server is set up to rotate through a number of game modes and maps using the new Fallen Star DLC.

Hop on throughout the day to test your new jetpacks, try out the new map configurations and give the Hero mode a bash.

Oh, and did we mention we've kept it to 8 users so that you can easily form TGS - Trophy Grabbing Strategies?

As usual, the status of our server is in the left sidebar.

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Thursday, 28 August 2008

European PS Store update for 28th August

This weeks European PS Store update is a little less than I expected, but The Last Guy should tie me over for a few hours, and with the new Warhawk expansion I really need to get in there and see how bad I really am.

I wonder where the Warhawk 3 in 1 bundle is though...

Anyone else?

Playable
The Last Guy
The Last Guy Demo
NHL 09 Demo

Add-ons
Buzz! Junior Jungle Pack
Warhawk - Operation Fallen Star


Videos
Far Cry 2 trailer
HAWX trailer
The Last Guy Launch trailer
PS3 Platinum trailer

Themes
Graffiti

Wallpapers
The Last Guy

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Warhawk server is up for your 1.5 testing, trophy collecting needs

We've put up a simple Warhawk server that allows 8 users to go head-to-head in order to try out the new features in v1.5.

You can also use it to gain a good number of the new trophies available in the patch, as well as having a good environment to try out the new jetpacks.

By keeping it to eight users at a time, you won't feel like you're being overrun and it should give you some time to gain some experience with the new gear.

Just look out for PS3Attitude in the server list and enjoy!

The status of our Warhawk server is shown in the left sidebar.

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Monday, 25 August 2008

Warhawk Operation: Fallen Star August 28 Worldwide Release

PlayStation.Blog dated the latest Warhawk expansion for a worldwide release of August 28 (or 28 August). US price is set at $7.99, with a booster Combo Pack including all 3 expansions for $15.99.

Fallen Star includes Tau Crater, a new level with 10 layouts, the Icarus Mk.1 Rocket Pack (aka the jetpack), the Daedalus Rapid Assembly Device (aka the jetpack maker), and 30 bonus layouts for the original levels to take advantage of the jetpack goodness (aka awesome).

Head over to the PlayStation.Blog for all the details, including jetpack-centric questions like "can I fly with the flag?" (answer: yes) and more.

Don't forget to pick up your free 1.5 update on August 27 (or 27 August) to get you in the mood.

Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in.


Source [PlayStation.Blog]

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Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Warhawk to get trophies, features on August 27th

Warhawk is getting another one of it's free patches on August 27th, and this one is a doozy.

Along with custom soundtracks, 20 new aircraft designs, 50 new insignias and some spangly new tutorials, Warhawk version 1.5 will boast 50 (yes, 50) trophies.

Included in the roster are:

  • Community trophies, such as the Bandwidth Donor award for hosting a server for 4 hours or more
  • Gameplay trophies, such as the Lone Wolf trophy for a perfect deathmatch (finish in first place with no deaths!)
  • Vehicle trophies, like the One In A Million trophy for shooting down an aircraft with a tank cannon
  • Weapon trophies, like the How Did You Do That? trophy for downing an aircraft with a cluster bomb

There are trophies that are specific to the additional map packs, but Dylan Jobe already went on record saying that the you won't need to buy the add-ons to gain the Platinum trophy.

Roll on August 27th!

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Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Warhawk 1.4 arrives very soon

What? Yet another free update for one of our favourite games?

Hot on the heels of the superb Cagney update for Burnout Paradise, the guys over at Incognito have now announced a similarly free and feature packed update for Warhawk - still one of our favourite multiplayer experiences on the PS3.

There is a lot of additional content included within this update, so rather than copy/paste everything here, head on over to the Official PlayStation Blog to get the full update (with pictures).

The free v1.4 update arrives on 16th July at 10:00 UK time.

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Thursday, 19 June 2008

European PS Store update for 19th June

Despite some talk that the European PS Store updates were going to slow down, this seems like another credible update. Two demos, a slew of add-ons and the usual videos and themes.

Of course, you may have already played the two demos from the US Store, so for those of you that did, I'm afraid you'll be wondering whether the add-ons are more up your street. And it's likely that if you enjoy playing Warhawk, you won't need the Booster Combo pack either.

But still, it's a reasonable update. Here's the full list:

Demos (all free)

Civilization Revolution
Dark Sector

Add-ons

Warhawk - Booster Combo Pack (Operation Omega Dawn and Operation Broken Mirror) (£4.99)
Guitar Hero III - Coldplay track pack (£3.99)
Everybody's Golf: World Tour - Oceania Resort Course (£2.99)
High Stakes Poker add-on (free)

Videos (all free)

GT Academy Launch Film
Battlefield: Bad Company trailers (x3)
Movement - Old Man trailer
Movement - Preview trailer

Wallpapers and themes (all free)

High Velocity Bowling - Postcard theme
High Velocity Bowling - Bowl theme
High Velocity Bowling - Strike theme
Pain - Nigel theme

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Thursday, 15 May 2008

European PS Store update for 15th May

What an update!

SCEE have certainly been putting things right since the new store came our way, but it looks like this could be one of the biggest updates we have ever seen.

Not only do we get to finally play Dark Mist (and for less than a fiver), but today's update also sees the arrival of the PixelJunk Monsters expansion.

There is also a downloadable version of WipEout Pure for your PSP (in case you didn't pick it up on UMD), another classic PS1 game that will have RTS fans cheering and an Overlord demo.

Not to mention two additional characters for one of our recent Big Three titles, Everybody's Golf: World Tour.

Throw in a bunch of videos, themes and wallpapers, and you're done.

Here's the full list:

Games

Dark Mist (£4.99)
C&C Red Alert - PS1 game for PS3/PSP (£3.49)
WipEout Pure - PSP game (£14.99)

Demos (all free)

Overlord

Add-ons

PixelJunk Monsters: Encore expansion (£1.99)
Everybody's Golf: World Tour - 'Alex' character (£0.69)
Everybody's Golf: World Tour - 'Gloria' character (£0.69)

Videos (all free)

Dark Sector launch trailer
Burnout Paradise trailers (2 of them)
Brothers In Arms trailer 2
Haze 'TV Ad' trailer

Themes and Wallpapers (all free)

Overlord wallpapers (5 of them)
Overlord theme
Warhawk themes (2 of them)
Eye of Judgment themes (2 of them)
PAIN themes (10 of them)

Don't forget it is Haze Week at PS3 Attitude starting Monday, including our biggest competition yet. Find out more and download the Tiny Trooper wallpapers now.

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Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Warhawk v1.31 goes live; reverses one of the 1.3 updates

You'll remember when we told you about Warhawk v1.3; one of the new features was to stop people from switching sides in a ranked game.

Well back on the 7th April, Dylan Jobe wrote a frank and honest assessment of that change on the US PlayStation Forum. And he admitted - they got it wrong.

Incognito did attempt to fix the problem using a server-side fix (or 'poke' as it's called) but this led to unbalanced teams. There were times when you could be on the receiving end of a 15 vs. 2 whooping!

Now, v1.31 fixes the issue permanently and with proper team balancing, and it has gone live today.

This version also fixes a couple of other issues, again led by users leaving comments on the forum.

It's great to see this kind of customer feedback being dealt with so quickly and with honesty and integrity. Qudos to Incognito and Dylan Jobe for their handling of the situation, and just in time for Operation Broken Mirror, which launches tomorrow.

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Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Firmware 2.30 arrives, along with a PS Store update

Sony sure do know how to make us happy right now.

Not only does firmware 2.30 hit the network before most people have woken up, but the nice new PlayStation Store has a few updates included in it as well.

The first thing you notice is just how fast the new store loads in comparison to the old one. And the zoom 'n' fade between windows is much better in real life than it showed up on the walkthrough video.

In terms of new content, there is an awesome update for Super Stardust HD that adds four new game modes and a retro soundtrack, amongst other things.

We have some new Guitar Hero III content from the band Dropkick Murphys and then there's the Sega Superstars Demo we were expecting to hit on Thursday.

Finally, we get a Bionic Commando Rearmed trailer and a second Lost Planet trailer.

This is good, but it's going to get better this week with the arrival of Metal Gear Online and the next Warhawk expansion - Operation Broken Mirror.

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Friday, 11 April 2008

Metal Gear Online beta coming next week

Metal Gear Online has been offered as a beta for people that pre-order in the US and Japan, and we've been wondering what will happen to a European beta.Konami said earlier in the week that the beta was definitely coming to Europe, but still we had no details of how to get access.

Now, SCEE have confirmed that a completely open beta program will start next Thursday (17th) as part of the new store's first update. Yes - you'll be able to play MGO next week and you don't even have to pre-order MGS4.

In addition to the MGO beta, Europe will also get a Lair update that allows you to control the game using the analogue sticks, some new dragons for Lair, a Sega Superstar Tennis demo (same one that hit the US a few weeks back) and - importantly - Warhawk's Operation Broken Mirror map and APV pack.

There will also be a smattering of videos, including the latest GTA: IV trailer.

If this is how European updates are going to look in the future, we all have nothing to worry about!

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Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Warhawk v1.3 goes live later today

We already covered the Warhawk v1.3 patch back in February, and we created an event for it at the PS3 Attitude Calendar.

You know the calendar, don't you? It's that so-accurate-it-actually-defies-gravity feature we have here that tells you all the upcoming releases and events in the PS3 universe. Heck, you can even embed it on your site using the 'share' button on the widget version in the sidebar.

So just as a reminder, the patch is being implemented today.

Warhawk's servers will be down from between 10:00 and 16:00 UK time. After that, the patch will be available for free download.

Considering it is free, this update does deliver on all levels. Two new 'weapons', one being a wrench to repair vehicles (and smack the crap outof the enemy) and the other being a bio-field emitter.

This is also the update that includes the winning insignia and paint designs from the Warhawk competition. There are also a few extra features added, such as Home integration (for when Home launches) and changes to the CTF games.

All these updates are well timed for the release of Operation Broken Mirror when the PS Store returns.

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Monday, 24 March 2008

Easter Monday news wrap-up

As we've mentioneda few times, we're on our Easter break here at PS3 Attitude, so here's a quick wrap-up of the news from today:

1. Warhawk version 1.4 will definitely contain new game modes, according to Dylan Jobe. And they'll be free.

2. Staying with Incognito, Dylan also confirmed on the Official PlayStation Blog that the Warhawk development team are working on a new game.

3. Don't forget this week sees the release of GT5: Prologue and Everybody's Golf World Tour, both on our PS3 Attitude Big Three for March. Check the PlayStation 3 Events Calendar for more details on all the forthcoming UK and European releases.

Enjoy the rest of your Easter break and we'll be back to normal service from tomorrow.

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Friday, 22 February 2008

Operation Broken Mirror on the way for Warhawk

After the recent release of the Omega Dawn add-on for Warhawk, we've been wondering whether Incognito would continue to deliver this kind of expansion for our third-favourite online experience.

With no release date as of yet, we can now reveal that a further add-on is confirmed for release and will bring a new map as well as an additional vehicle - much like the Omega Dawn add-on. The best intel we have suggests the DLC will be available by the end of March.

Operation Broken Mirror will deliver an Amoured Personnel Carrier to the mix that acts as a moveable spawn location. No longer will you have to choose from the same drop points every time - a teammate can get the APC to the right location for a surprise attack and you can spawn there instead.

The APC will also allow you to re-equip, somewhat like the 'MULE' in GRAW2.

Details of the new map are sketchy but the suggestion is that it might be a 'snow' map, somewhat like the icy Westmorland battlefield in Resistance.

Adding to the v1.3 patch features we announced, we have also heard that additional free patches are going to arrive in 2008 that include further game modes.

It looks like Warhawk is going to run and run, which is a good thing in our books.

As soon as we have more details on e Operation Broken Mirror DLC, we'll let you know.

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Monday, 18 February 2008

Warhawk v1.3 patch details

Over on the Official PlayStation Blog, details of the forthcoming Warhawk v1.3 patch have been posted.

As well as two new items, the patch will include the winning designs from the Warhawk painting competition we announced back in January.

Considering the patch is free it show real value for us users. Warhawk is still in my top three as far as online gaming is concerned (CoD4 and Burnout Paradise being the other two) so any additional content will be happily received.

Get the full details of the Warhawk v1.3 patch after the jump.

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Wednesday, 30 January 2008

US arty types rejoice; Warhawk painting competition


SCEA have announced an official Warhawk painting contest where you - yes YOU - can have your aircraft paint designs and insignia made available to Warhawk players around the globe!

50 winning insignias and 20 paint schemes will be picked by Incognito to include in the forthcoming v1.3 patch. In addition, each winner will also receive a limited edition Warhawk statuette.

Be warned though. Despite the nice prizes the rules are complex and require your complete attention.

Click to devour the terms and conditions and download the templates you need. Good luck to all our US-resident arty cousins - have fun!

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Friday, 21 December 2007

US PS Store updates for 20th December

Many of the updates in the US Store mirror what we received in Europe, which is a step in the right direction. And the US finally get some PS Eye love to spread around as well.

Snakeball is one of the titles available in the US that we don't have, and there's a Blacksite: Area 51 demo and a special GH III track too, but otherwise the updates are fairly comparable.

If you own a US account you'll enjoy all the free video, theme and wallpaper content too. I haven't tested whether the High Stakes: Poker Edition add-ons will work with the EU version of the game, but since I only play No Limit Texas Hold'em anyway I'm not too bothered!

Here's the full list:

Games
Toy Home ($9.99)
Snakeball ($9.49; download the free demo, and then purchase in-game)
Trials of Topoq - PS Eye ($4.99)
Mesmerize (Distort) - PS Eye ($1.99)
Warhawk - PS1 game ($5.99)

Demos
Snakeball (Free)
Blacksite: Area 51 (Free)

Add-ons
Guitar Heroes III - Holiday track pack - "We Three Kings" (Free)
MotorStorm - Holiday Paint Job (Free)
Warhawk - Operation Omega Dawn ($7.99)
Folklore - Holiday Pack (Free)
2 x High Stakes: Poker Edition add-ons (extra game modes) (Free)
Rock Band - track packs - "Buddy Holly", "Brass in Pocket" and "My Iron Lung" ($1.99 each)

Videos (all free)
GT 5 Prologue
DMC4 final
Warhawk Omega Dawn
PS3 'Only On'
PS3 Universe of Entertainment
Tony Hawk's Proving Grounds - Mike V's Skater Story
Turok Dino Mauling
PSP Feature
Uncharted Animation - behind the scenes

Wallpapers (all free)
High Stakes: Poker Edition

Themes (all free)
Warhawk
PAIN Cookie
PAIN Santa

Movie Trailers (all free)
Strange Wilderness
Shakira 'Oral Fixation' Tour (Blu-ray)

Another great update.

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European PS Store updates for 20th December

The final update before Christmas, and both SCEE and SCEA are spreading the cheer around.

In this update, you'll find two complete games (including one classic), a demo, some free GH III goodness, a Christmas present for Motorstorm and a stack of wallpapers and themes.

The 'classic' I speak of? Populous makes it's way on to the PS3. I used to play this game to destruction on my Amiga 500 so this is sure to bring back loads of great memories.

Here's the full list:

Games
Toy Home (£4.99)
Populous: The Beginning (£3.49)

Demos
Timeshift MP Demo (Free)

Add-ons
Guitar Heroes III - Boss battle track pack (Free)
MotorStorm Holiday Paint Job (Free)
Warhawk - Operation Omega Dawn (£3.99)

Videos (all free)
DMC4 TGS
Sega Rally - Canyon
Sega Raly - Arctic
Kane & Lynch Fragile Alliance - Walk in the Park Trailer
Kane & Lynch TV AD
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men - Fragile Alliance & Co-op
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men - Insider Video 1
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men - Insider Video 2
MGS4 TGS 2007 Trailer
Assassin’s Creed TV Spot
Sky Diving
GTA IV Trailer 3 Move up ladies

Wallpapers (all free)
High Stakes on the vegas strip: Poker
Uncharted Forum Prize Winner
Pain - Jervis Bowler
Pain - Jervis Rapper
Pain - Jervis Vs Cow
Pain - Wallmime

Themes (all free)
Retro
Nature
Manga
Pixels

Movie Trailer (all free)
CJ7

A great update to take us into the Holidays.

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Wednesday, 19 December 2007

We're back; PS3 news summary

Sorry for the lack of news over the past few days. Due to various issues we've been unable to update the site.

Which is a real pain considering everything that has happened to the PS3 in the meantime!

In case you've been hiding under a rock, here's a quick summary (click the links for more detail):

PS3 firmware v2.10 - now available and includes DivX support, Blu-Ray Profile 1.1, Type 3 music bitmapping, a voice changer for your in-game speech and a couple of undocumented features; a new 'earth' visualisation for your music, the ability to play all PS1 titles via Remote Play and various bug fixes (such as movie icons now animate when in folders).

Folding@Home update v1.3 - now available and includes auto-shutdown options and the ability to play music whilst you cure cancer!

Warhawk Omega Dawn - available a day earlier than expected (and for a while, was free of charge until they 'fixed' that particular issue), so go get it! Also, v1.2 patch available. Our advice is to launch Warhawk and get v1.2 first, then get Omega Dawn.

Speaking of Warhawk, check out this great video on YouTube of a jeep race set up and run in our favourite online game. We've added it to the PS3 Attitude YouTube Channel as a 'favourite', so just scroll down and click on "Warhawk: the first road race Test". Don't forget to subscribe to the channel whilst you're there!

Oh, and ThreeSpeech added us to their link list. Thanks guys!

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Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Omega Dawn is a mega deal

Warhawk gains its much lauded expansion pack next week.

Sony have officially announced that Omega Dawn will be available on the European and US PS Stores next Thursday (20th December).

So you'll get one new map, one new vehicle (the amazing drop ship) and all the existing maps have had an overhaul to allow the drop ship to be used on the larger playing fields. All that and the fact that Omega Dawn also adds night missions makes it a must have.

And the mega deal?

It's only £3.99 ($7.99 in the US).

Fantastic news. And just in time for Christmas.

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Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Resistance gets a patch today

All this talk about upgrades and patches.

We've got Firmware 2.00 on the 'incoming' list after the PSP 3.72 update.

There's Warhawk 1.1 any time now and 1.2 coming in December.

Motorstorm 3.0 hit recently.

And now, by this evening/tomorrow morning, we'll have the latest Resistance update.

And some people say games aren't value for money! Even UK launch titles like Resistance and Motorstorm are still getting TLC from their developers.

The latest Resistance update brings:

  • Ability to take screenshots in game using a USB keyboard
  • Weapon balance changes and new round balancing options
  • DualShock 3 support for online and single player games
  • Password protection for custom games
  • Bug fixes galore

Time to go dust off the Resistance disk and rediscover the joy of the PS3's first FPS. Enjoy!

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Thursday, 25 October 2007

[UPDATE] PS3 Firmware 1.94 and Warhawk 1.1; but only for the few

Subscribers to the PS3 Attitude RSS feed will have already seen the details of Warhawk patches 1.1 and 1.2, as we included them in our Digg profile. Remember, if you subscribe to the RSS feed, you get exclusive Digg news in with your PS3 Attitude stories.

It turns out the Warhawk 1.1 patch actually came out earlier than expected. Some US Blu-Ray version players were able to download the patch and apply it. This has since been fixed so we don't expect anyone else will be able to get the patch until October 30th.

Anyone who did get the 1.1 patch really needs to go into the Game Data folder and delete it, otherwise you won't be able to play in the 1.0 world.

In addition PS3 Firmware 1.94 has also hit the network. At the moment though it appears that only people who have Ratchet & Clank can get the update, but we're waiting for confirmation of that.

[UPDATE] It appears the 1.94 firmware is actually included on the Ratchet & Clank disk. This is apparently how they will be providing 'rumble out of the box' in games like Ratchet and Uncharted. As some US PS3 owners managed to get Ratchet a week earlier than expected, this is why the 1.94 release is trickling out and is not on the PSN.

So we have two updates that appear to be for the few rather than the masses - one by mistake and one by design.

Here's a quick list of changes in both updates.

Firmware 1.94

  • Rumble support added (this has been apparently been tested with an old PS2 controller by someone at the N4G forums)
  • Fix for Ratchet & Clank (the US version shipped with a bug that had a work-around where you needed to add or delete around 500Mb of data for it to load - 1.94 appears to fix that, but we're waiting on confirmation) - [UPDATE] Looks like this bug isn't fixed in 1.94 and that it just adds rumble support for Ratchet & Clank.

Warhawk 1.1

Server-side updates

  • Stat database stability improvements
  • Improved server stability
  • Max Clan limit changed from 32 to 64
  • Viral Rank-up bug fixed and correct for players that were accidentally ranked up.
  • “Time-in-Vehicle” Stats fixed so certain awards can now be granted properly.

Client-side updates

  • Stat connection, fetch/post fixes
  • Significantly improved client connection stability
  • Quad “????” Ping display bug fixed.
  • Added support for Player-Ranked Servers.
  • Game synchronization fixes due to fluctuating network conditions (packet-drop).
  • Crash fixes for end of game and split screen.

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Monday, 3 September 2007

Warhawk; first impressions


So, I've been playing Warhawk on and off since it came to the PS3 in Europe last week. Whilst I largely stay away from writing long, drawn-out game reviews on PS3 Attitude, I thought I'd pop down a few thoughts for you all.

And if Incognito get to read this, please consider this a 'beta test' report as there are some things that need dealing with...

First and foremost I think Warhawk is one of the most accomplished multiplayer experiences I've ever come across. The game is truly brilliant. I've played with and without the motion sensing on, and both the SixAxis tilt controls and the analogue sticks do a great job. Control of the aircraft is more intuitive using motion control, but ground vehicles suffer slightly and are better controlled by the stick.

Consequently, I end up using the analogue sticks as it's fun switching between modes of transport.

Everything about the gameplay is great. The 'sandbox' style environment that lets you decide how to go to battle is welcome. The feeling of teamwork in a lot of the games I've played is excellent. Stand in front of a jeep or tank and, most of the time, the player will stop so you can hop on and go to battle together. Some of the time they'll run you over, of course!

So where could it be better? Here's the 'beta test' bit, and I'm surprised these didn't get caught and fixed in the real beta programme.

It takes ages to get in to a ranked game. There just aren't enough Sony servers and when you try to join one that says it has 19 players out of 24, by the time the game has tried to join the server that game is full. The timeout setting means you have to wait a minute between trying other servers.

And because of the distributed game server system allows every PS3 to become a host, it takes ages (even with filters) to refresh the list each time. I see, on average, over 450 servers in the game list in Europe alone. I filter them by ping time to cut them back to only the servers that seem live, but even that results in a big list.

No one, in my opinion, has matched the ease of the Resistance multiplayer system. They make it so easy. Choose your type of game, wait whilst the PS3 wastes a bit of time with some nonsense graphics, and then a game is chosen for you and you join it automatically. Bliss.

Why Warhawk and others can't copy this approach, even with distributed servers, is beyond me.

Also, because the servers can be hosted by a person, they can kick you off if you shoot them down and they don't like it! Or they can quit the game entirely and leave you without a resolution to the match you were playing. I know that is going to be a gripe of any 'local server' setup, but maybe Incognito could penalise people for quitting their server mid game just because they don't like the way it's going.

My final grip is the Clan system. Instead of selecting my buddies from my Friends list and simply clicking an 'invite to clan' button, it seems the only way to get people to join my clan is to go to the Community menu, then the Clan menu, then the My Clan menu, then the Admin menu and finally type (yes type) the exact PSN ID of the people I want to join, case sensitive.

Ridiculous.

If they fix the server issues by adding more hardware, sort out a 'quick join' option to jump into a game (Resistance style), penalise people for quitting their servers mid-game and make inviting your friends to your clan quick and easy, it would make this the most complete multiplayer title on the PS3 by some distance.

Fix these issues Incognito and you're on to a complete winner.

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Thursday, 30 August 2007

Open letter to my life... (Warhawk has arrived in Europe)


Dear life,

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.

Signed,
DolphGB.

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Monday, 27 August 2007

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:

US Games

  • Warhawk (retail and download)
  • Lair
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08
  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam

EU Games

  • Warhawk (download only - now on the 30th instead of the 28th)

Asian Games

  • 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!

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Monday, 20 August 2007

Latest UK release dates for upcoming PS3 AAA titles

In an attempt to add to the general level of joy that has been created by this week's GRAW 2 release, I thought it would be a good idea to get the latest release dates for the PS3 AAA titles I listed recently to help show how much we've got coming along in the next few months.

I got these by comparing the GAME UK and Amazon UK dates and picking the most pessimistic of the two dates. I've purposefully not gone to the rumour-mill or other news sites to pick up the latest 'guaranteed' dates (which rarely prove to be right, including my own past predictions!).

I'm also not saying these are the final dates for any of these releases. In any case, I still think this list is pretty close to the truth and will help you work out how much overtime you need to clock up to afford your favourite titles!

And in case you're not up to speed on these titles, you'll find video links against all of them - just click the [vid] link. Enjoy!

Army of Two 16 November 2007 [vid]
Assassin's Creed 16 November 2007 [vid]
Call of Duty 4 30 November 2007 [vid]
DiRT 21 September 2007 [vid]
Eye of Judgement (and the PS Eye in general) 30 November 2007 [vid]
GRAW 2 24 August 2007 [vid]
Haze 23 November 2007 [vid]
Heavenly Sword 14 September 2007 [vid]
Jericho 26 October 2007 [vid]
Juiced 2 25 January 2008 [vid]
Kane & Lynch 16 November 2007 [vid]
Lair 26 October 2007 [vid]
Ratchet and Clank Future 30 November 2007 [vid]
Skate 12 October 2007 [vid]
Stranglehold 28 September 2007 [vid]
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune 23 November 2007 [vid]
Unreal Tournament 3 30 November 2007 [vid]
Warhawk* 14 September 2007 [vid]

*Warhawk listing is the retail version - we already covered the supposed date for the download version of Warhawk

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Friday, 17 August 2007

UK Warhawk pricing announced; looks fair



The forthcoming PS3 exclusive, Warhawk, is set to come to both the PS Store and your favourite high-street store this month.

Until now we only knew the US pricing, but UK pricing has now been revealed and I have to say I'm happy about it.

Warhawk will be £19.99 for the download version and £39.99 for the Blu-ray package (although GAME are listing it at under £35). The retail package will ship with a bluetooth headset in the price.

Since this is virtually a straight conversion between dollars and pounds (the US download is $40; £20.16 using today's rate) we're happy that on this title at least, the UK isn't being ripped off.

Personally, I'll be going for the download version. Bluetooth headsets don't work so well for multiplayer gaming in comparison to USB headsets. I'll stick with my wired device and go for the instant gratification of grabbing my copy from the PSN on the 28th August or thereabouts.

For your information, the retail version still shows a 14th September release date at the moment - we'll see what happens if and when the PSN version hits the Store this month.

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