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Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Wipeout HD video; another PSN blockbuster

Wipeout HD is nearly here.

Next Thursday, 25th September, the PlayStation Network is set to melt down as thousands of you grab your slice of Wipeout history.

Sporting 60 fps/1080p visuals, trophy support, 8-player online racing, 5.1 surround sound and SIXAXIS control modes this incarnation of everyone's favourite futuristic racer is looking slick. Hell - it even has a split-screen mode that stays true to the frame rate and quality of the single-player experience.

But don't take my word for it. Take a look at the video below for a sneak preview of just how good Wipeout will be on your PS3.

Wipeout HD launches pretty much everywhere a week on Thursday for $19.99/£11.99.


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Monday, 18 August 2008

New Tomb Raider video shows gameplay, swimwear

Here's the very latest Tomb Raider gameplay trailer, show our heroine (that's Lara Croft, if you didn't know) battling with crocodiles, giant tarantulas and a kraken-like squid.

What do you think?

Can Tomb Raider: Underworld resurrect the series, or is it already six-feet under?

Let us know in the comments...

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Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Thumbs up for Metal Gear Solid 4

There are lots of things you can do in four minutes.

Some are more fun than others, but this Metal Gear Solid inspired video certainly ranks highly.

It turns out this is an advert for Metal Gear Acid! Mobile, but don't let that put you off. Quite simply you need to kick back, relax, turn up the volume and prepare your corset - just in case your sides try to split in the process.

Enjoy!

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Monday, 28 July 2008

Star Wars, the demo Unleashed

In an interview with G4TV, Matt Shell of LucasArts confirmed that there will be a demo of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed on the PS Store in August.

With the game arriving on September 16th, Matt confirmed that as soon as you see the demo, you will want to buy the game. Bold claims indeed!

Check out the short interview below...

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Thursday, 24 July 2008

PixelJunk Eden; trophy support and YouTube uploads

Over at the Official PlayStation Blog, Dylan Cuthbert of Q-Games has been detailing a few of the trophies and features we can expect in Eden.

If you read our round-table discussion on forthcoming PSN titles over at TheSixthAxis, you'll know we are really looking forward to this addictive title.

One of the cooler features is the YouTube upload system, where you can share tips and tricks by directly uploading your gameplay to our favourite video-sharing site. We are anxious to see if it will support an existing YouTube profile though - I don't really want to have to manage two separate logins (or one of reach game that supports this in the future).

Cuthbert also mentions that the title is done and ready to go. There is a demo planned for later today (US Store only, probably) and the full game should be available on 31st July. In the US. It'll probably arrive in Europe in 2009.

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Thursday, 17 July 2008

PS3 local content? Schmocal content! Why Sony's silos need breaking down now...

At the last Sony strategy meeting, held in Tokyo this June, one of the audience members picked Sir Howard Stringer up on his progress in breaking down the 'silos' within Sony.

A year before, Sir Howard had vowed to bring down the silo mentality within Sony Corporation. And to be fair to him, much of the strategy meeting was based around the new integrations between products across different divisions - for example, bringing together products from SCEI, Sony Ericsson and Sony Electronics.

As time goes on, Sir Howard and Sony want to break down the walls and marry more of their products up with each other.

But there is one wall that refuses to fall, no matter how many people appear to trumpet their voices at it.

The geographical split within SCEI.

There are now far too many examples of this silo attitude. The latest regional issue, US exclusivity until 2009 for the new PS Video Store, has been worsened by David Reeves comments from E3 today.

He states that Sony believes "local content is important" which is what Sony are "working on right now. The dates for video content will come later this year."

Local content. Schmocal content!

At what point are movies like Cloverfield, The Bank Job and Rambo 'local'? They have all been distributed globally. They are all global movie brands.

Yes - they may have been released at different times, but timing can be handled through IP location and hardware information without issue.

Yes - Sony may want to play different trailers ahead of the feature, but that can be handled through location-based advertising too.

We also understand that Home is going to be region locked. I won't be able to virtually meet my US friends unless I explicitly invite them to my private Home space. And I won't be able to sit in the public areas and play a game of chess with them. The reason?

Sony don't want you to be watching US adverts if you're in Europe.

Is it really beyond the wit of Sony to feed the right adverts to the right place by using location-aware advertising? I think not.

Whenever I visit other countries and I open up a website, I get local banner advertising on the same sites I visit every day from the UK. Why can't Sony do the same?

The PlayStation Store in Europe is another cause for concern. Did SCEE and SCEA put their heads together when they created the new PS Store categories. No. Apart from a core understanding of the new update process, SCEE went their own way and didn't collaborate with SCEA.

They say it is because they have dozens of sites to update, whereas SCEA only has one. I say it's because they just didn't talk.

Result? We end up with an inferior PS Store with categories that don't make sense.

Silo mentality rules.

What else shows the huge gap in best-practise marketing processes between SCEA and SCEE?

How about Qore - US only; despite being a joint effort with a global media company, Future Publishing. Official PlayStation Blog - US only; despite the fact that the content there is as relevant to Europe as it is to the US.

So whilst Sir Howard may be doing a good job in bringing different Sony divisions together, we would ask him, David Reeves, Kaz Hirai and others to take a look at the geographical silos that still exist within SCEI alone.

Europe - one of the stand-out regions for PS3 sales - is depending on them to deliver, and we see no good reason for the gulf between SCEI's companies to exist.

'Local content' is not a good enough argument.

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E3 2008; ThreeSpeech Got (Video)Game

Our friends over at ThreeSpeech have been getting a little frisky with their video posts of late.

You may have already seen some of these via your local PS Store, but if you've not been able to download them, here's a handy link list that will take you to high-quality moving pictures for your favourite upcoming game.


Enjoy!

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Monday, 14 July 2008

Brand new Killzone 2 gameplay video

Check out this great new gameplay video for Killzone 2, released just one day before E3 2008 gets underway in LA.

Salivating yet?

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Thursday, 5 June 2008

GTA stunts-a-plenty

There have been a lot of GTA stunt videos, but none quite so beautifully put together as this.

I don't need to say anything else about it - just put 5 minutes of your life on hold and enjoy...



[Via WeGame]

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Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Haze Week; interview with Rob Yescombe and Derek Littlewood

Recently, we had the pleasure of interviewing Rob Yescombe and Derek Littlewood of Free Radical about Haze. Well, it wasn't going to be about anything else, was it?!

During our 15 minutes with the dynamic duo we found out a lot more about the game. We discovered Rob has an uneasy obsession with his crotch-area, and he can do a Rebel Sidekick like.no.other. We hope Rob likes the size of our 'censored' sticker... Finally, we saw what happens when someone interrupts an interview with Rob and Derek!

Check back later this week for our 'gag reel', which includes some possibly NSFW chat about monkeys and dogs!

Our Haze Competition is now live - go win yourself a signed copy of the game and more...

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Thursday, 8 May 2008

Mirror's Edge dazzles; gameplay video

I can imagine the pitch for Mirror's Edge:

"We take all the best bits of Trinity running along, leaping around with guns and shooting whilst falling backwards off buildings in The Matrix trilogy, but do it first person and make it all happen in 'the real world'..."

That's basically what the game says to me. And it is a good thing because of that.

A mixture of parkour, puzzle solving (how to get from A to B via 100 obstacles) and gun-toting action, this video of Mirror's Edge shows the promise this game holds.

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Saturday, 12 April 2008

Resistance 2 teaser trailer goes live

Over at GameTrailers they got the exclusive Resistance 2 teaser trailer, which ends with a promise that they will show the first ever gameplay video on June 13th.

Enjoy the short introduction to Resistance 2 - there's nothing much to see here but what you do get to view certainly looks exciting enough!


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Thursday, 10 April 2008

New PlayStation Store coming on 15th April

I'm sure you don't need reminding, but there will be no update today whilst we await Firmware 2.30 and the new-look PS Store.

But as promised, SCEA have presented us with a walk-through video of the upgraded store, presented by Grace Chen - the woman that posts on the Official PlayStation Blog about the usual weekly US store updates.

In addition, it has now been confirmed that the 2.30 update will happen on the 15th April. 'But that's not a Thursday', I hear you cry. Because the update happens on a Tuesday, we're not sure whether the firmware will simply allow you access to the new store with the existing content, or whether the new items we're expecting will arrive with it. Sony aren't confirming either way.

Take a look at the video below and look out for your firmware update this coming Tuesday.

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Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Resident Evil 5 gameplay on Famitsu DVD

Resident Evil 5, or Biohazard 5 as it is known by in Japan, will be arriving later this year. And boy are we excited!

So we'll happily lap up anything we can get our hands on when it comes to video footage, including this developer interview that Japanese readers of Famitsu magazine found in the cover disk this month.

You'll see lots of the usual wireframe developer stuff but hidden amongst the few minutes of footage are some moments of actual gameplay. Enjoy!

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Linger in Shadows; new game, or just eye candy?

Almost everything in the video you're about to watch reminds us of something that might be designed by Team ICO, with a nod towards elements of the 'real world' in The Matrix.

To say it is beautiful and awe-inspiring would be an understatement.

But what it actually is, no-one can yet say. Some people say it is a technical demo. Some say it has been given the go ahead to become a full game. It's true that SCEA's Santa Monica studios have worked on some visionary titles in the past, and this would be no exception.

Whatever Linger in Shadows is, or becomes, we'll be watching.

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Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Firmware 2.20 described by Eric Lempel

SCEA have put out a video that has Eric Lempel describing many of the new features in version 2.20 of the PS3 firmware.

Take a look below to get a good overview of the new features.


From Crackle: Firmware 2.20 demo

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Sunday, 16 March 2008

Play.com Live 08; Exclusive Far Cry 2 developer interview

Direct from Play.com Live 08, we just spent 12 minutes or so with Patrick Redding and Louis-Pierre Pharand about their forthcoming FPS title, Far Cry 2.

The few details we know from the demonstration at Play.com Live leave us wanting more. Watch our two-part interview to discover more about the features that really make this FPS shine out above the competition.





Our thanks to Patrick and L-P for their time, and we look forward to finding out more about this intriguing survivalist-shooter in the near future.

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Saturday, 15 March 2008

Play.com Live 08; Time Crisis 4 FPS gameplay

Direct from Play.com Live 08, we have exclusive footage of the FPS gameplay feature in Time Crisis 4.

Whilst the game has received lukewarm reception in recent previews, the FPS mode is certainly a novel feature.

The GunCon 3, in it's orange blazing glory, has a whole host of buttons and a thumb-stick on the back that allows you to look around, strafe, jump, reload and change weapons, as well as operating items such as doors.

It looks awkward to begin with, but feels fairly natural after a short time. What will make this much more fun is the online multi-player, which is expected to support up to 10 players.

The reviews from elsewhere may not have been too complimentary, but the FPS function may well save the day.



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Wednesday, 12 March 2008

New Motorstorm 2 teaser shows an island paradise

A little earlier than expected (we were waiting for 6 p.m. GMT), IGN UK have put the first teaser trailer up for Motorstorm 2.

We'll have our impressions of the video, and we'l have our own version of the trailer 'sans IGN watermark' tomorrow.

For now, enjoy the madness and marvel at the destructable environments, lush tropical rainforest and the sheer scale of the island the new Motorstorm tournament will be set in.

Our favourite part so far? The ending, harking back to the infamous 'target render' video of the original Motorstorm - except this time we know it's for real!

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Friday, 7 March 2008

Burnout takes on Motorstorm! New car and area on the way...

As we revealed the other day when news of Burnout Paradise v1.2 hit, Criterion are going to be confirming their forthcoming DLC soon.

So it's good to see that the 'Developer's Blog' on the Criterion website is giving us a little hint of what to expect today.

A new vehicle is coming. Called the 'Dust Storm', it's obviously Criterion's version of the buggies from Motorstorm. Heck, they even used the word 'storm' in the name.

But that's not all. As well as the vehicle video you can watch below, they've added a new area to the Paradise City map. In fact, they say this area is 'outside of the city' for the first time.

So what can we expect? Given the title of the developer's blog post, I'm thinking the new bridge will take us into the desert, perhaps.



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Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Insomniac explain more about their recruitment video

Our friends over at PS3 Fanboy scored an interview with Ryan Schneider of Insomniac (not to be confused with Rob Schneider of 'Saturday Night Live' fame). Ryan explains a little more about the 'wacky' music video they debuted at GDC 08 this year.

Hop on over to PS3 Fanboy for the full interview and a link to the original video (in case you hadn't seen it already).

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Tuesday, 19 February 2008

GDC 08; PixelJunk Eden - the first trailer


They might not have hit the big time with PixelJunk Racers, but Q-Games showed us they have more to them when Monsters came along.

Now they're adding to their list of titles with the forthcoming PixelJunk Eden.

Announced at GDC 08 this really does remind me a lot of the inertia and gravity experienced when playing Thrust many moons ago.

Originally for the Acorn Electron and BBC Micro, I first played Thrust when it was ported to the C64. When you had the pod attached to your spacecraft, the inertia and gravity meant you could be spiralling out of control.

This seems to take from that oldest of game genres and add something new, borrowing from games like Rez and LocoRoco for it's style cues.

If the guys at Q-Games keep producing potential gems like this, we'll all be happy to forget 'Racers'...

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Friday, 18 January 2008

PlayTV video demonstrates ease-of-use

Watching this video, you be forgiven for thinking that finally your grandmother will be able to record a TV programme! People have struggled with video recorder instructions for years, but there really couldn't be anything simpler than this.

Take a look for yourself.

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Thursday, 17 January 2008

Frag Doll 'Jam' gets the inside info on Brothers in Arms

The Frag Dolls have just put up a video where Jam gets to speak with Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software.

The video was made during his Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway press visit to London. He discusses amongst other things how they got the best out of the Unreal Engine, and why Hell’s Highway is much like The Empire Strikes Back!

You can watch the video at the Frag Dolls' site by clicking the link above.

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Thursday, 6 December 2007

Remember: today is GTA: IV trailer day

Just a quick reminder for everyone.

Today is the day you'll get to see the next GTA: IV trailer. UK viewers can expect to help the internet crash at 8 p.m.

You can read more about the forthcoming video and see the box art for the game revealed by clicking the link.

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Thursday, 29 November 2007

New GTA: IV trailer coming, and box art unveiled

There's a new GTA: IV trailer on the way soon entitled "Move Up, Ladies".

To announce the forthcoming trailer, Rockstar have provided a neat video unveiling the official box art for the title, which is due to hit our PS3s around March to May next year.

The clever time-lapse video shows some deeply talented artists creating the box in front of you very eyes. Check it out!

You can catch the trailer on the 6th December at 15:00 EST (20:00 UK time), although the reality of the situation will be that you won't actually see it until the next day as it will melt the interweb, just like the other two!

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Tuesday, 13 November 2007

PS3 DivX support just around the corner

After all the rumours and blurry pictures of DivX videos in PlayStation Home, it's finally happened. DivX Inc. confirmed today that DivX technology will be coming to the PS3 'real soon'.

DivX Inc are currently working to certify the PS3 for their video compression format and DivX support for PS3 users will arrive in the form of a firmware update in the not-too-distant future.

Developers can already integrate DivX technology into their titles using the current build of the dev kit, which was released to them on 2nd November 2007.

Is this the end of having to convert videos using PS3 Media 9 or whatever your favourite flavour of video converter happens to be? Let's hope so.

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Friday, 2 November 2007

Burnout Paradise trailers park at YouTube

For those of you who don't have a US account, the three trailers featuring various cars from Burnout Paradise are now available at the PS3 Attitude YouTube Channel.

Enjoy!

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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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Tuesday, 25 September 2007

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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Friday, 21 September 2007

TGS 2007; Twin Peaks, sorry, Rainy Woods trailer

Whilst many people are comparing Rainy Woods to Resident Evil, Saw and other similar 'gore-fest' movies/games, I'm here to tell you where Rainy Woods really comes from.

It's clearly a complete rip-off of, sorry, I mean homage to Twin Peaks. There's a coffee loving FBI agent. There's some 'little people'. There's a room surrounded by red curtains. Have I said enough yet?

Despite the obvious David Lynch references, Rainy Woods looks like a reasonable survival horror game. The graphics don't seem as crisp, clear and visceral as Resident Evil 5 but if you like this sort of thing it should be a blast.

Of much more interest to me is the trailer for Imabikisou that I found on the Japanese PS Store. Billed as a 'sound novel', it reminds me of the Japanese classic 'small children with long hair over their faces' horrors like Ringu and Ju-On (Ring and Grudge to those not in the know). You can check out the video yourself at the Japanese PS Store or read this great preview at Eurogamer.

Check out the Rainy Woods trailer below...

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Tuesday, 18 September 2007

TGS 07 nearly here; Top 10 most anticipated games

Gametrailers.com have created a montage of the Top 10 most anticipated games at the Tokyo Games Show this year.

Included in the Top 10 for the PS3 are:

Devil May Cry 4
Last Remnant
Soul Calibur IV
White Knight Story (PS3 Exclusive)
Final Fantasy XIII (PS3 Exclusive)
Metal Gear Solid 4 (PS3 Exclusive)
Resident Evil 5

So, 70% of the Top 10 according to Gametrailers are on the PS3, and 30% of them are exclusives. Not bad, wouldn't you say?!

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Friday, 14 September 2007

Trailer for PS3 exclusive Yakuza 3 Kenzan

We learnt the other day that Yakuza 3 will be announced as a PS3 exclusive at TGS, and now we have stumbled across the TGS trailer that will be shown at the convention later this month.

It looks like it's going to be an epic in the style of the Onimusha series, with the story taking place in 17th century Japan.

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Friday, 31 August 2007

PS3 Exclusive - Haze coming to the Playstation 3 only

After rumour and counter-rumour (and we've learnt not to post those any more!) it's now official.

Haze has become a PS3 exclusive and the Xbox 360 version has been dropped completely. The websites of Free Radical and Ubisoft and the official Haze site all now only list the PS3 version of the game.

Another exclusive in the PS3's cap - that makes 16 by my reckoning between now and March 2008.

Bring on the nectar!

Check out this shaky-cam video of the actual gameplay from Leipzig...

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Wednesday, 29 August 2007

PS3 exclusive proves to be the weirdest 'game' ever

Straight out of EA's experimental laboratory, and in conjunction with the University of South Carolina, comes an odd PS3 title call The Night Journey.

Described as a 'meditative journey into the soul' the game is renowned video artist Bill Viola's first foray into using video game technology to push his work to a new audience.

"The core mechanic in the game is the act of travelling and reflecting rather than reaching certain destinations - the trip along a path of enlightenment.

The game is being developed with video game technologies, but attempts to stretch the boundaries of what game experiences may communicate with its unique visual design, content and mechanics. The team has created a set of custom post-processing techniques for the 3D environment that evoke the sense of "explorable video," integrating the imagery of Bill Viola's prior work into the game world at both a technical and creative level."

Take a look at the video below, which is also available at the PS3 Attitude YouTube Channel.

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Sunday, 26 August 2007

Leipzig GC 07: PS3 video roundup

Thanks to Gamespot UK, here's a bunch of videos that will bring you up-to-speed on what has been going on in the world of the PS3 at Leipzig...

1. Killzone 2 - 25 minutes of developer walkthrough



2. LittleBigPlanet - 5 and a half minutes of gameplay



3. Metal Gear Solid 4 - the new trailer shown by Kojima-san in Leipzig, albeit a day late due to technical difficulties the first time around!



For more of the same, visit Gamespot UK's PS3 GC07 video section

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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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Monday, 6 August 2007

Army of Two developer walkthrough

You want 35 minutes of Army of Two gameplay action?

You got it!

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Great balls of fire; PS3 exclusive Lair gameplay video

Thanks to the people at Games Radar you can now watch this excellent gameplay footage from the forthcoming AAA PS3 exclusive, Lair.

The guys managed to play some of the early scraps which included ground and air battles - take a look for yourself and enjoy the view!





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Tuesday, 31 July 2007

PS3 version of DiRT coming September; plus new video

Whilst the Xbox 360 and PC versions of Colin McRae: DiRT are already in the wild, the PS3 version is getting some additional spit and polish.

To prove how far forward they are with their detailed and impressive damage system, Codemasters have released a new DiRT video today that gives you a complete run through of the system.

They also announced a September launch date for the PS3 version, so not long to wait for all you rally car fans out there.


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Sunday, 29 July 2007

Call of Duty 4 looks almost too much fun

Another video of Call of Duty 4 - one of the best received titles at E3 this year - shows the immense amount of fun that can be had blowing things up with C4 explosives.

C4 is one of the multi-player 'perks' you'll be able to get your hands on, along with extra abilities such as 'sleight of hand' (which allows faster reloads) and 'deep impact'. This allows you to penetrate through objects that would usually be classed as 'hard cover'.

Watch the video of how much fun C4 can be in multi-player mode. Naturally, I've speeded it up a little to add to the comedy effect!



Call of Duty 4 is coming to the UK in November.

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Saturday, 28 July 2007

PS3 Attitude YouTube Channel

PS3 Attitude now has a YouTube channel...

Granted, there's not much in there at the moment but you will find the LocoRoco video I found if you swing by...

I need subscribers and friends, so if you have a YouTube account please drop by and subscribe to the channel and add me as your friend! Thanks!

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Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Here it is finally - MGS4 gameplay footage

Here's the footage of MGS4 being played by Hideo Kojima at the recent MGS 20th Anniversary party.

We were hoping to have had this video last week when Kojima-san originally performed the demonstration, but it's good to have it now.

Enjoy!

Video requires Windows Media Player or similar that will understand how to play ASX files.

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Monday, 23 July 2007

Stunning animation shows PSP and PS3 connectivity

Check out this stunning stop-frame animation designed to showcase the PSP. It features PS3 connectivity in a unique way and overall comes across a lot better than any of Sony's recent advertising...




PSP "Come To Life" Animation - video powered by Metacafe

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Saturday, 21 July 2007

Nothing from NCSoft on the PS3 for at least a year

Whilst the E3 announcement that NCSoft would be developing games exclusively for the PS3 was exciting and welcome, the reality is that we're not going to see anything come from that new partnership for at least a year.

Speaking to Robert Summa of EG/GGL, Robert Garriott of NCSoft tells us that the PS3 will be getting a mixture of existing titles and some new IP but that nothing will happen for the next twelve months.

My guess is that since Lineage, Lineage II, Guild Wars and City of Heroes are the only titles NCSoft have that cover Europe, US and the Asia Pacific regions, they would be the most likely 'existing title' candidates.

Check out the full interview...


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Friday, 20 July 2007

Everyday Shooter - not something you see every day

Of all the games coming to the Playstation Network, Everyday Shooter has to be one of the more 'trippy' titles.

Imagine taking Super Stardust HD's control system but cutting it down to just one weapon. Take away the bombs. Take away the boost. And now add psychedelic cel-shaded graphics. Lots of them.

Have a look at the 'boss' video then hop on over to IGN for five other examples of what it might look like inside Pete Doherty's head.

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Friday, 13 July 2007

E3 Day 4: Destroy all Lair Starter Packs, the Box of War

Another day another dollar - if you're in the US at E3. For us poor limeys over here we can but give you, the hapless reader, another remote round-up of the day's action. Enjoy!


Lair - hands-on impressions
Destroy All Humans: Path of the Furon - gameplay video, HD trailer
Legendary: The Box - video
Darksiders: Wrath of War - video, game presentation
European PS3 Starter Packs - announcement and story

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Wednesday, 11 July 2007

E3 Day 2: Sony Skate and Rock an Assassin's Soul in his Killzone

Another day, another E3 PS3 round-up...

Killzone 2 - HD video (the one we've all been waiting for!), developer interview
Rock Band - HD video (not the same gameplay video that Viacom keep pulling from YouTube)
Assassin's Creed - HD video
Soul Calibre IV - video
Skate - video

If you have a US PSN account, you should be able to get the latest MGS4 trailer direct via the PlayStation Store by now - enjoy!

It's Sony's keynote today at 11:30 PST (19:30 UK) so look out for a round-up of the big event tomorrow.

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Saturday, 7 July 2007

New Haze video shows Free Radical have a sense of humour


At 12 minutes 21 seconds it's one of the longer demo videos you'll see pre-E3 but that's because much of the video includes Starsky & Hutch-style music and 'oh so funny' titles.

Once you do get through the opening sequence you'll be treated to some nice footage of how Haze is shaping up. I particularly like the concept of overdosing on the 'nectar' to the point where you can't control your fire or even distinguish foes from friends. Just like being in the real Army.

Of course Free Radical are well known for their sense of humour and have piled it into games like TimeSplitters, TimeSplitters 2 and TimeSplitters Future Perfect. Thank goodness they released Second Sight somewhere in between or else they might have started getting typecast!


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Friday, 6 July 2007

Have Viacom lost the plot?


Rock Band is one of the most highly anticipated titles this year. Taking the Guitar Hero format and adding in drums, microphones and multiple guitars is just a master stroke.

So when the first actual game play footage hit the 'net a couple of days ago everyone went crazy for it.

Dozens of uploads to YouTube later, ad the whole world seems to be talking about the game.

That is until Viacom pulled every last one of them. Viacom own MTV, who acquired Harmonix (the makers of Guitar Hero). And it's not the first time they've summarily pulled their content from YouTube. Viacom are well known for flexing their copyright muscles.

Do they not realise the buzz that's being generated by the footage? Other companies would be laughing all the way to the bank with this much free publicity. But alas Viacom have signed a deal with Joost so don't want their content on any other delivery platform.

You can still find the footage on YouTube (search for "rock band gameplay") as it gets uploaded and then blocked, and uploaded again...

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