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Monday, 1 September 2008

Jump 2008; I survived!

The first part of our big charity event, Jump 2008, is done and dusted.

Soon, I'll post a full write up of the day with photos and videos, but for now I just have one thing to ask.

PLEASE CAN YOU DONATE SOME MONEY?!

I did this for a reason - to raise much needed funds for GamesAid, helping under-privileged and disabled kids get a break. Without your donations, the whole thing will have been just a challenge without a cause.

Use the button in the left sidebar to donate now using your credit card or PayPal account.

If every reader of PS3 Attitude can give just $5 (less than a round of coffees for you and your mates at Starbucks) you can all make a huge collective difference.

THANK YOU!

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Friday, 15 August 2008

Ask PS3 Attitude; How did you get your name?

Q: Dolph, I am in the process of making a PS3 website and I can't think of a name for the site. I was just wondering, how did you come up with PS3Attitude for this site? Asked by JustContribute

A: Thanks for asking about how we came up with the name 'PS3 Attitude'.

The process of coming up with a good name was a lot more technical than you might imagine.

You're not just trying to decide on a name, but you also have to ensure that the associated domain name is available, and that it serves whatever Search Engine Optimisation purpose you had in mind too.

The name also has to reflect your position, style and purpose.

I used a domain name generator, combined with MS Word's thesaurus, to help me try lots of combinations, whilst simultaneously telling me if those domains were available for purchase. After a lot of tweaking, I decided that PS3 Attitude was the best fit, and perfectly described what I wanted to achieve with the site.

Good luck in finding your name, and let us know when you've started it up!

Ask DolphGB a question.

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Two more new writers, anyone? Go on then...

In what will be the final announcement on adding new writing talent, following our previous two posts, we'd love you to place your hands in the air, and wave them like you just don't care, for two new authors.

Danny_D passed our 'describe yourself in 20 words' test with honours. He says he's "Ingenious, Animated, Meek, Diverse, Adamant, Nonchalant, Inventive, Extroverted, Lively, Entertaining, Steadfast, Psychedelic, Ambitious, Resourceful, Rambunctious, Alive, Gifted, Original, Zany, Abnormal."

We asked him about his favourite vegetable and he plumped for Broccoli. Really? Why so? "Because I never gave it a chance as a kid and now I can’t get enough of them little green trees". Being greedy, however, Danny_D also cited Asparagus because "it kinda sounds like my last name". If he could be any game character he'd be Rick Stalker from 1991’s Flying Warriors for the NES. "He’s a Kempo master that can change into superhero form (complete with costume!), use magic and fly around". Following the trend of being greedy with his answers, Danny_D also chose Quagmire from the Family Guy Video Game - only he didn't say why!

Our final author (for good, maybe?) is Phreaky. An easy going and chilled gamer since 1988, Phreaky "lives, sleeps and breathes games when not working or playing guitar".

Phreaky's favourite veg is tomato, because "it's versatile, tasty and the basis of my awesome bolognese". If he could be any game character he's be Yoshimitsu - "Great masks, great weaponry and always fighting the good fight".

So there you have it.

In addition to myself, our roster now takes in:

Brodiesan
CaptainPanda
Danny_D
Kawaii
Lonflobber
Majiesto
MeEdIC
Phreaky
VuZuW

10 brave souls on a mission to deliver the best quality PS3 news to you daily. This also marks the increased globalisation of PS3 Attitude - from this point forward we'll be covering UK, Europe and the US. Our resident Japanese speaker, Brodiesan, will (I'm sure) be able to help us keep tabs on what's happening in Asia Pacific too.

Thanks to all our authors for donating their time and effort towards our PS3 Attitude Charity Fund. Make their day by clicking on the Donate Now button in the left sidebar - it's why they're doing this. Thank you.

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Thursday, 14 August 2008

Ask PS3 Attitude; Which charity do you support?

Q: I'd like to know to which charity you donate to. Asked by Elena

A: Thanks for getting in touch through our Ask PS3 Attitude feature...

This year, the PS3 Attitude Charity Fund is supporting GamesAid. GamesAid is the gaming industry charity.

GamesAid allocate the funds they raise to children's charity groups, so the money goes directly to help projects across the region support underprivileged or less-abled kids.

In January 2009 we will announce the recipients of next year's PS3 Attitude Charity Fund.

Ask DolphGB a question.

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It's raining authors, hallelujah...

Following the announcement that CaptainPanda, Kawaii and Majiesto had swelled the ranks at PS3 Attitude, today we're happy to announce another glut of new authors joining your daily PlayStation 3 news site...

Please give a warm welcome, in alphabetical order, to our latest recruits:

Brodiesan is, in his own words, a "life-long gamer with a wry sense of humour who speaks Japanese and runs marathons. Often at the same time."

We asked him his favourite flavour of ice cream. Being a marathon runner Brodiesan insisted he didn't eat ice cream. About 3 seconds later, he confessed to "Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie with lashings of Phish Food on top"! If Brodiesan could be any game character, he'd be Snake because "just like the Metal Gear hero, I'm getting on in years. I also like jumping out of cardboard boxes whenever possible".

Say 'Hi' also to Lonflobber. He describes himself as a "Book loving multi-platform gamer eager for PlayStation's bright future", which is somewhat poetic.

His favourite ice cream is Black Walnut, because "it's fresh, it's rare and it's amazing". In fact it's so rare, none of us have ever heard of it! If Lonflobber could be a game character, he'd be JC Denton of Deus Ex - "great name, powerful and multi faceted character who makes his own future. Choice was never so good".

Our next newbie is MeEdIC. We asked MeEdIC to describe himself in 20 words or less, and he didn't waste the opportunity - "Creative, Responsible, Cheerful, Rebellious, Demanding, Avid Gamer, Objective Judgement, Opposed to Fanboyism, Addicted to Persona 3 and last but not least Extremely Social." Unfortunately, that was 22 words, but you get the point!

Hi favourite ice creams are Pistachio and Wild Cherry, just not together. If MeEdIC could be any game character he would be Samus - "Yes, I know she's a 'chick', but think about it: She has her own spaceship, wears a nearly invulnerable suit, has big "guns" (whatever that means), can transform into a ball, throws a lasso like Indy, calls an air-strike whenever someone is bothering her...", and the list goes on! Good call MeEdIC.

VuZuW is our last new author for now, but is certainly not the least. As well as having the single most unpronounceable name of any of our new writers, he is a full-time gamer who also loves to draw and party with friends; "If I'm not on my PS3, I'd be either drawing, surfing the web or out".

On asking the ice cream question, he simply sighed. Something tells me that VuZuW will be our least frivolous author! Only through some gentle arm twisting did he reveal a liking for Cookie flavour. He was more enthusiastic about being a game character. "Alex Mercer! Shape shifting, high jumps and super strength; what else could you possibly want?"

So, there you have it. Thanks to each and every one of our new authors, some of whom were announced on Monday - PS3 Attitude is starting a new and exciting chapter.

Will there be more, you ask? I guess you'll just have to keep checking in to find out!

Please give a warm welcome to our new writers and let's look forward to their contribution towards our new 100% charity status.

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Monday, 11 August 2008

Final Reminder; join our Fantasy Football league

The Premiership season starts this coming weekend, so you only have a few days to enter your team in our Fantasy Football league.

If you win the entire league, organised by Virgin Radio, there's £20k up for grabs.

The winner of our private league will take home a few prizes too.

And best of all, it's free!

Find out more about how to enter.

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Put your hands together and give a warm welcome to...

Following our recent transition to a 100% charitable website, a huge number of people have already been in touch to donate their time and effort to PS3 Attitude.

So, without further ado, please meet three of our new authors!

First up, and in alphabetical order, say a big hello to CaptainPanda.

CaptainPanda describes himself using the words "Nice, Gamer, History, Cats, Pandas, Books". His favourite cheese is Parmesan because "it goes on everything, toast, pizza, meatballs, whatever you toss Parmesan on it makes it taste better". If he could be any game character, he'd be Nathan Drake from Uncharted. Why? "Have you seen the guy?!" - enough said.

Secondly, here's our very own Grrrl Gamer in the form of Kawaii.

Kawaii says she's a "bubbly gym addict who loves games from COD4 to Singstar", and she is often found playing co-op games with her husband. Her favourite cheese is goat's cheese -"I have a secret love affair with it!". If she could be any game character she would love to be Meryl Silverburg. "She has two very opposing sides; the girl who can look after herself, mixed with the softer more feminine woman. Of course her main strength is that she can handle a Desert Eagle!".

Last but not least, please give a warm welcome to Majiesto.

Majiesto says "I’m a student in Georgia, US and enjoy playing games and watching movies. I’m smart, funny, and like to travel". His favourite cheese is Pepper Jack because he enjoys spicy foods. "The stuff adds that extra kick to food that other cheeses cannot and had a great flavor overall. It’s good just by itself as well." If Majiesto could be a game character, he would be Zero from the Mega Man X series. "For one thing, he has the Z-Saber and who wouldn’t want to whip that bad boy out when in trouble. He’s strong with a calm demeanor when in the face of danger and can kick butt with style. Plus that ability to transport anywhere would come in handy".

Thanks to our three new authors for donating their time and effort to PS3 Attitude. Keep checking back through the week for additional announcements.

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Tuesday, 5 August 2008

PS3 Attitude becomes 100% charitable; calls for designers, writers...

As you may know, we've been leading up to a major event - Jump 2008 - in order to raise much-needed funds for GamesAid. We really need your donations, so please use the Donate Now button on the left.

In addition you can buy T-Shirts and merchandise to help the cause, because the profits also go to the PS3 Attitude Charity Fund. This fund is distributed to the charities we support each year, and GamesAid are the first recipients.

Today we are announcing the biggest change in the website since it began. PS3 Attitude is now 100% philanthropic. Every single penny, pound, cent, euro and dollar we make from advertising, affiliate revenue, game purchases, merchandise, special events or any other income derived from the site will be put into the Charity Fund for distribution to one or more charities each year.

So we are asking for your help.

  • Can you donate some money towards our Jump 2008 event today? Anything you give will help under-privileged children across the country. If you want to donate on behalf of a company, please get in touch by emailing jump2008 [at] ps3attitude [dot] com.
  • Do you know how to design Classic Blogger templates and graphics? We need a redesign in order to maximise our fund-raising and we're asking if you - or anyone you know - can help us. Email us at designers [at] ps3attitude [dot] com.
  • Do you want to write for the site to help us create more original content? Original content brings the most visitors to the site, and we need more writers - especially in the US, Japan and across continental Europe. [UPDATE] We had an amazing response to this - thank you all so much. For now, we are no longer looking for additional writers...
  • Is there any other way you can help us? PR, marketing, fund-raising, events? Contact us at helpus [at] ps3attitude [dot] com.
We hope all our readers support our decision to go 100% charitable. The people behind PS3 Attitude are funding the site/hosting/time/effort entirely out of their own pockets in order to make this possible.

Look out for a temporary site re-design soon that reflects our new charitable status.

Here's a few more ways you can help:
  • Buy our merchandise - remember, every penny made goes to charity
  • Set up a site-wide link to PS3 Attitude on your games-related website
  • Tell your friends about this by clicking the email symbol at the bottom-right of this news post
  • Share our charity widget - click the Share button and add it to your website, blog, Facebook, MySpace or almost any online profile
Thank you!

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Friday, 1 August 2008

Be our friend at Playfire


You may already know about Playfire, the gamer's social network.

If you're a member, pop over to our profile and add us as a friend.

If you're not a member, it's free to join and you get a nice PS3 gamercard that shows off your trophies etc. (you can see mine below)

See you there!

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D+PAD Magazine re-launches, includes Issuu support

One of our favourite reads, D+PAD Magazine, have completely re-launched their website this morning.

The new look and feel is slick and full of interesting, well-written news. The former website only included a link to the magazine, so bringing current stories to the site is welcome move.

We have also noticed the addition of an 'Issuu' format button that will likely be available for Issue 9 onwards. Issuu is an online publishing platform that helps deliver magazines online, and D+PAD will be a great addition to their repository.

Go and check out the new D+PAD Magazine site now.

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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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Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Fantasy Football - think you can beat us?

It's that time of year when we start thinking about the new football season.

Of course, since most of us can't actually play football at a decent level, we resort to being 'armchair experts' instead.

Now you have a chance to prove you know more than PS3 Attitude when it comes to the English Premier League and take us on in a season of Fantasy Football.

We use Virgin Radio's Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Football game. This fantastic game is free to play, and starts scoring when the new season kicks off on 16th August 2008.

There are some great prizes up for grabs if your chosen team of 11 Premier League stars produce the goods, including a massive £20,000 first prize!

We have also set up a PS3 Attitude Private League, and the winner will win PS3-related prizes.

So what are you waiting for? Register your team today!

Once you have registered and created your team, join the PS3 Attitude Private League using PIN number 463.

May the best armchair expert win!

In August, we're jumping out of a plane at 13,000 ft in our charity skydive event, Jump 2008. Please help us raise thousands for GamesAid, the videogame industry charity.

Use the Jump 2008 Donate Now button in the left sidebar and please share the widget on your website and/or online profile. Thanks.

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Saturday, 19 July 2008

Anniversary Competition over - did you win?

Our one-year anniversary was celebrated by, amongst other things, the biggest-ever competition we have run at PS3 Attitude.

The competition is now over, and the winners have been chosen.

Check back next week for details of the lucky winners - were you one of them?

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Thursday, 17 July 2008

Ask PS3 Attitude; Favourite genre? Favourite game?

Q: I've got a question for you, what is your favorite genre of game and what is your favorite game of all time? Asked by kawaii

A: Thanks for asking Kawaii...

My favourite genre?

It's always tough to pick just one. I do enjoy FPS games as well as Action-Adventure, Sports and Racing.

Favourite game of all time?

Now that's almost impossible to answer, but here's a short list of some of my favourites:

  • Manic Miner
  • Sentinel
  • Marble Madness
  • The entire GTA franchise
  • Tomb Raider
  • Almost anything by Bullfrog
  • Starglider
  • Elite
  • MGS 4
  • Gran Turismo (add any number you like, and suffix Prologue where applicable)
  • Prince of Persia (the original)
  • Another World
  • Any Final Fantasy with an odd number at the end, plus X
  • Geoff Crammond's Formula One
  • Most EA Sports NHL, FIFA or Tiger Woods games (but not all!)
That'll do for now - there are so many more!
Ask DolphGB a question.

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Friday, 11 July 2008

Charity widget launched for Jump 2008; please spread the word

Jump 2008 is our big charity event for this year.

The people behind PS3 Attitude are going to be leaping out of a plane at 13,000 feet in support of GamesAid, the videogame industry charity. Fortunately, each person will be connected to one of the Royal Marines at Aldershot that have graciously offered their time and experience to the cause.

GamesAid raises money for various children's charities, and it is our pleasure to be amongst the first industry websites to put on an event that we are hoping will raise thousands of pounds.

So how can you help?

Today, we are pleased to launch the PS3 Attitude Charity Widget. It's probably the most important thing we've done here at PS3 Attitude, and we really need your help.

The 'Donate Now' button will take you to a secure form that allows you to use your credit card, debit card or PayPal account to help our cause. Remember, our lives are at stake here, so please give generously!

After you have donated, please help spread the word.

Click the 'Share' button in the bottom corner of the widget and you can add it to your social networking profile (such as Facebook, MySpace, Friendster or Bebo), your social bookmarking page (for example, Tagged) or grab the code to embed it on your blog and website.

The widget supports dozens of sites, so flick through all the options and please embed it wherever you have a presence online.

We would like to thank you all in advance for your donations and your assistance in spreading the word. GamesAid will help us make a positive difference to many children's lives, so please dig deep.

Jump 2008 takes place on August 31st. Once we have drawn a close to donations at the end of September, the widget will automatically update to announce the final amount raised. The widget is below and in the left sidebar of the site.

If you can think of other ways you can help us spread the word and raise money, please contact us at jump2008 [at] ps3attitude [dot] com. Thank you.


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Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Hovel v0.1 now available

Whilst we all wait for the appearance of PlayStation Home on the PS3, we've been (hard) at work producing Hovel v0.1.

You'll need Google Lively and a PC to make it work, but why not drop in now and help us decorate the place.

Once in you can add furniture, chat with your PS3 friends and even bodyslam a fellow avatar.

Come on in - the Hovel is waiting for you...

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PS3 Attitude Anniversary Competition; win games and gear

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.

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Sunday, 6 July 2008

PS3 Attitude is One Year Old

One year ago today, PS3 Attitude was born.

The site originally began because I felt so many websites were being unnecessarily negative about video games, consoles and specifically Sony and the PS3. The brief was a simple one - report PS3 news daily with honesty and a balanced opinion.

Along the way we've met some great people from the development community, publishers, PR agencies, other websites and - most importantly - the PlayStation 3 user base. We've reached virtual hands across oceans, valleys and mountains, and it has been a real pleasure.

What does one year in the life of a website look like? We've put together an interactive timeline below of some of the defining moments in the first 365 days of PS3 Attitude. You might even spot details of a future event when you are clicking through all the milestones.

Through the rest of the week we'll have more from our anniversary celebrations, including an announcement that is more important to the future direction of PS3 Attitude than anything else we have done, so keep on visiting.

We'll be calling out some key individuals during the week, but for now we'd just like to say a big 'Thank You' to everyone who has been involved with PS3 Attitude in the last year - you know who you are...

One final thing - we can reveal that now would be a very good time to be one of our daily email summary subscribers, so if you're not already in that club, join by clicking the 'Email' link in the left sidebar now.

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Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Sunday is our birthday

Just a quick reminder.

Sunday 6th July is the first anniversary of PS3 Attitude.

Starting on Sunday, we'll celebrate one year of daily news, interviews and reviews with some special articles and a few announcements.

So make sure you've subscribed to our email summary and our RSS feed using the buttons in the left sidebar.

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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, 13 June 2008

A reminder about our Digg feed

What with it being a 'slow news day', and with MGS 4 taking up all our free time, we thought it would be a good time to remind you about our Digg feed.

If you subscribe to our RSS feed (which delivers our news instantly as it appears) or our Email summary (which arrives once a day around 11:00 UK time) using the links in the top left of the sidebar, you also gain access to any stories we 'Digg'.

This way, you get access to the best content from around the PS3 web community.

So if you haven't already, start using our RSS feed now or sign up for our Email summary - there are new stories waiting for you on the other side.

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Tuesday, 3 June 2008

PS3 Attitude turns 500; time to Jump

As we approach our one year anniversary on July 6th, it's good to hit yet another milestone in the life of PS3 Attitude. Yes folks, this is the 500th post.

So what better time than to remind you of our support for GamesAid through our Jump 2008 charity event.

We're still calling out for people to join the Jump Crew, so if you want to get involved and help raise thousands for deserved children's charities, find out more about Jump 2008 now and let us know ASAP.

In the meantime, thanks to all our readers and regular visitors for helping make PS3 Attitude what it is today. Here's a quick recap of 5 of our biggest articles from the last 500:

Look out for some first anniversary news in July as we turn one year old. In the meantime, please check out our Jump 2008 event, and let us know in the comments if you've enjoyed the last 500 posts. What was your favourite story?

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Friday, 16 May 2008

Jump 2008; PS3 Attitude Charity Fund and GamesAid

It's going to be a week of big announcements at PS3 Attitude, what with Haze Week starting from Monday, but we're going to get the ball rolling right now with our most important news yet.

You may have seen the news that GamesAid, the new UK video game industry charity, launches today. This new charity will focus on raising funds for children's charities, putting much needed funds into health, housing and social welfare projects.

PS3 Attitude are pleased to announce that we are one of the first industry websites that will raise money for this worthwhile cause.

Taking our inspiration from one of the PlayStation Store's downloadable games, on August 31st 2008 the people behind PS3 Attitude, plus a carefully selected crew of gamers and gaming industry contacts, will leap out of a plane at around 13,000 feet.

Fortunately, each person will be connected to one of the Royal Marines at Aldershot that have graciously offered their time and experience to the cause.

Starting today, PS3 Attitude will be running a 'call for jumpers' that will decide the final group taking part in the event. We, and the entire Jump crew, will then be running fund raising activities across June, July and August until the day of the event, which will be recorded for you to enjoy in the following weeks.

If that wasn't exciting enough, here's the fun part - YOU could be jumping with us!
Yes - we are offering PS3 Attitude readers an opportunity to join the crew for Jump 2008.

If you fit the bill, you can help raise money for GamesAid and tick off one of those 'things to do before you reach 50' achievements off your list. So how do you take part?

You need to be fit and healthy, and because it is a tandem sky-dive you need to weigh less than 14 stone. We will require every potential member of the crew to have a British Parachute Association form completed by their Doctor (who may charge for the service of filling it in; a cost you will have to bear).

You need to have a good network of friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances, because we will be targeting each crew member with the job of raising at least £1,000.

You need to be free on August 31st and be able to get to Aldershot.

Finally, you must be at least 18 years old.

If you feel you can commit to the fund raising target, that you are up for the challenge and that you're happy to invest a little money with your Doctor, send us an email with your full name, your address, your age and a paragraph or two about why you want to get involved.

We can only take a few people - spaces are limited - and if you are not chosen we will not be able to refund any money spent gaining your Doctor's go-ahead.

Send your details to jump2008 [at] ps3attitude [dot] com.

Look out for more Jump 2008 news soon, including details of how you can sponsor the crew and a range of widgets you can use with your website or social network profile to support the cause.

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Friday, 9 May 2008

Technical issues

A quick apology for the lack of news yesterday - we had a rare technical issue, but all now seems right with the world again...

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Friday, 2 May 2008

April Competition; a few words for our email subscribers

It's nearly time for us to draw a close on our first competition of 2008. The winner will be picked on May 5th.

This is the first of a number of competitions we have planned for this year, and if you stay subscribed to our email news summary (using the 'Email' button in the left sidebar) you will be entered into every competition automatically!

So let me just explain what 'stay subscribed' means.

If you decide to unsubscribe before or after this month's competition has finished, you will rule yourself out of any other competitions we run in 2008 - even if you re-subscribe later.

In conclusion, not only do you get a daily summary of what Thesixthaxis call "awesome blog-style site with stacks of rapid, exclusive, well written content", but if you continue to receive the email summary you'll get a chance to win some really great prizes through the year.

You won't want to miss our next competition - the prize sweeter than honey.

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Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Get your PS3 on - PS3 Attitude Gear goes live!

You can now support your friendly neighbourhood PS3 news website, and show how proud you are to be a PS3 owner, with our new PS3 Attitude Gear.

Choose from a number of T-shirt designs or accessories, and show your love for the big black monolith.

A percentage of all sales will be donated to the PS3 Attitude Charity Fund, which is awarded yearly to a worthwhile cause. Look out for more PS3 Attitude Charity Fund news soon!

If you have any ideas for a design, let us know in the comments.

Here's one of our designs - click through to find the others...

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Thursday, 27 March 2008

Want to ask a question?

You'll notice in the left sidebar that we've added a new feature. And you know how we love new features at PS3 Attitude!

Powered by askablogr, you can now ask us a question.

Have a PS3 issue you need answering? Want to know what has happened to a particular game? Need to know more about PS3 Attitude?

Go ahead and pitch your question to us. Keep it gaming, PS3 or site related though. We get to pick and choose which questions get answered, so if there's anything we don't think is on topic, it will simply get pushed aside and you won't get those 5 minutes of your life back.

The best questions and answers will appear here and in our various RSS and Email Subscription feeds for everyone to enjoy.

Nice!

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Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Square-Enix Members site is opening; pre-register now

Square-Enix have had a Members area of their Japanese site for quite some time now. But never before have we had an English version that delivers news of their games in our native tongue.

But now that is all about to be changed.

Launching on 24th March, the new Square-Enix Members site for North America is on the way. You don't have to be in the US to register, of course, but the key difference here is that everything is in English.

No longer will you have to use the terrible Google Translation services to read the latest news on Final Fantasy XIII. I know it's fun reading stuff like...


Your avatar "at the city's forgotten" what it takes to play! In the city, people from the city to hear the latest information on the game, the big screen movie promotional screenings will be held.

...but it's not very helpful, so bringing everything to us in English is welcome.

If you pre-register now to be able to gain access immediately on 24th March, so head over to the Square-Enix Members website and get your name on the list.

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Tuesday, 12 February 2008

PS3 calendar and news widgets

In that wonderful part of the PS3 Attitude website we like to affectionately call 'the sidebar', you'll notice a nice new shiny widget.

The PS3 Attitude PlayStation 3 Events Calendar is now available for you to share and embed on your own site. You can view the details against any date (dates with events are highlighted) or you can click the button to view the full-size version of the calendar.

By clicking the 'share' button you can post the calendar quickly to sites like Facebook and MySpace or copy the HTML code to embed the widget at your own blog or website.

As well as the calendar, you can embed and share the latest PS3 Attitude news, including the Digg posts we - erm - dig by clicking the 'share' button on the PS3 Attitude News widget below.

Enjoy!




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Thursday, 24 January 2008

PS3 Attitude Mobile discontinued

We've removed the mobile version of PS3 Attitude from m.ps3attitude.com.

But rather than leave you with no way of seeing a 'lite' version of the site, here's a great tip for you that will help you 'mobilise' any feed from any site.

Simply point your device to http://www.google.com/reader/m/view/feed/[feed address] and you will magically see a nice cut-down version of any RSS feed.

Want to try it right now? Go ahead and visit the Googlified PS3 Attitude feed and your mobile dreams will have come true!

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Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Want more PS3 news? You're in the right place...

If you visit PS3 Attitude every day, you already know it's a great way to get the important PlayStation 3 news you crave.

But did you know that by simply subscribing to PS3 Attitude's RSS Feed you will also get the stories we 'Digg' from other websites?

Yes, its true!

Simply click 'Subscribe in a Reader' or 'Subscribe to Ps3 Attitude via email' in the left sidebar.

You can add the RSS feed to your favourite RSS reader or to your browser. Just click the link and we've got a whole page full of handy instructions and links that will connect our feed with your favourite reader.

You will then receive the news we post here plus the stories that we Digg from around the world.

Enjoy!

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Friday, 30 November 2007

PS3 Attitude; weekly wrap-up

This week saw one of the most popular articles of the entire year when we announced the PS3 Attitude Big Three for December.

There was much talk about our choices on forums elsewhere, mostly because people didn't grasp the basic premise that the Big Three is all about the three titles you need to get that month. For some reason the internet thought we ought to add Ratchet & Clank (which came out in November and was in our Big Three last month!) and UT III (which doesn't arrive in the UK or Europe until 2008, and will definitely feature in a future Big Three).

Of course, it didn't help that some misguided soul started an internet bun-fight over The Orange Box. As we said in the Big Three, OB is just fine on the PS3. Don't believe the anti-hype!

As usual we told you about the US and European PS Store updates and the European retail releases for the week.

SingStar featured well with news of the SingStar Studios at the O2 Arena and a nice SingStar pre-order deal that comes in under £38 when you add in the bonuses. Great party games like SingStar and Buzz! really make Christmas almost bearable!

Finally, we revealed some nice Blu-ray sales and market share statistics and a super video from Rockstar that shows the unveiling of the GTA: IV box art in a unique way.

Stats for this week:


Thanks to all our readers for making this site as popular as it is. If you like what you read here, don't forget to use the links at the bottom of each post to share the stories (via email, Digg etc.) and post your comments. We want to hear from you!

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Tuesday, 13 November 2007

PS3 Attitude Mobile; take your PS3 news with you

New features always make us happy at PS3 Attitude, and today sees the launch of PS3 Attitude Mobile.

By clicking the 'chicklet' on the left or by visiting m.ps3attitude.com you will now get a suitably 'light' version of the site specifically designed for mobile phones and other devices (such as the PSP).

The last 10 stories are available in summary form and you can then choose to launch through to the full HTML version if you're suitably interested.

Hooray!

If you're reading this on a mobile platform, why not click the chicklet now?

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Thursday, 11 October 2007

PS3 Attitude; new Digg summary

We love new features here at PS3 Attitude. There's a whole slew of them coming, and so let's begin with the first of a long line of updates and upgrades to your PS3 news portal.

When you subscribe to the PS3 Attitude RSS feed, you will now get a Digg Summary.

'What's that when it's at home?' I hear you cry.

Every time we Digg a story that already exists or if we submit a story to Digg, RSS feed subscribers will get a exclusive Digg summary post that explains what we've just dugg.

You can then click over and Digg it for yourself, helping other Digg users find the story as it becomes more popular. And we'll be digging other people's PS3 news as well as our own, so you'll gain access to a raft of extra information (plus the very occasional 'off topic' tidbit).

You can also add yourself to our Digg Friends list by visiting our profile page and choosing 'Add as a friend'. Once you are a friend of ours (and if you allow 'shouts'), you'll get exclusive first access to news and the odd extra 'shout' we might throw out.

Just use the 'Subscribe in a reader' link below or in the left sidebar to add our RSS feed to your favourite reader to enjoy this new feature. See you on Digg...

Subscribe in a reader

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