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PS3 Attitude’s Holiday Wish List

Submitted by on Tuesday, 25 November 20082 Comments

The holidays are approaching rapidly and all of us at PS3 Attitude Towers would like to share with you what’s on our wish list – just in case it helps you with yours.

We’ve got a wide variety of games, accessories, and more that range from the expensive (Rock Band 2) to the affordable (PlayStation Dualshock 3). If you are having trouble shopping for that gamer in the family or just want to see what’s hot this year than you are in the right place.

We start off our list with what everyone here bought their PS3 for, the games. There has been a steady flow of great releases leading up to the holiday season and things are looking good in the future. With so many games to choose from we have narrowed down the list to some of our most wanted.

Alone in the Dark: Inferno
Release Date: Currently Available (NA, EU)
December 25, 2008 (JAP)
ESRB: Mature

Why It Makes Our List: Danny_D writes “Not often does a developer get to do a ‘mulligan’ with a video game after being reviewed so poorly; this alone warrants a visit to Alone In The Dark’s world.  This game tried to be innovative, it tried to offer something different and it showed a lot of potential while doing so.  The reviewers almost unanimously agreed that more development time and ‘polish’ was needed for this game.  I don’t think Eden Games or Atari want to disappoint this time.  A new ambitious flawed game trumps a sequel or a formulaic ‘safe’ game in my book.”

Release Date: Currently Available (NA, EU)
December 25, 2008 (JAP)
ESRB: Mature

Why It Makes Our List:Brodiesan writes “A game most people rushed out and consumed as soon as it hit the shelves – especially if they were zealous PS3 fans who had lurked in the shadows for a year secretly pining for the PC/360 version. BioShock is a landmark title in terms of story-telling and true game immersion. I’ve waited a long time to play it and I’ve already added it to my ‘any games from the following and I’ll be happy’ list that loved ones and family usually request of gamers around this time of year.”

Call of Duty: World At War
Release Date: Currently Available (NA, EU)
ESRB: Mature

Why It Makes Our List: Kawaii writes “I loved CoD4 and am really pleased that the perks system has been kept in and developed. The addition of a co-op mode makes this game a must have for my collection. Nothing says Happy Christmas more than fragging some noobs.”

Brodiesan writes “A tricky one for me and not just because, as a student and fanatic of all things Japanese, I don’t care for the idea of mowing down a race of people I admire so much, but because it’s not long since I finished CoD4 (let’s not go there, I’m the Unintentional Retro Gamer (URG!) of the group).

So, if I’m being honest, I was going to give W@W a miss (at least until the Great Summer Drought of 2009) as I’ve had my fill of FPSs for a while. Then DolphGB came out and said it was better than CoD4. Well, such bombastic claims can not be made without all of us scrutinizing such a (ostensibly perhaps) blasphemous statement, hence – it’s made the list in end. Oh, and it has a flamethrower – that alone should warrant it making the grade.”

Release Date: Currently Available (NA, EU, JAP)
ESRB: Everyone

Why It Makes Our List: Brodiesan writes “It’s a monumental moment in gaming history. It signifies the final realisation of when the concept of user created content and mindless fun met somewhere in the middle. It also has spawned a new lovable rogue for the future in the guise of our very own Sackboy.  Sure, most of us have already picked the game up already and, technically, it’s not a ‘Christmas Game’ but we’re sure it will be on lots of people’s wish lists for the holiday season. It’s on mine.”

DolphGB writes “LittleBigPlanet is the very epitome of Christmas spirit. If you don’t feel the love, you must be dead. Which is OK – you can go create yourself a zombie level. The rest of us will be racing rocket-powered reindeer to the finish line.”

Prince of Persia
Release Date: December 2, 2008 (NA)
December 5, 2008 (EU)
January 22, 2009 (JAP)
ESRB: Teen

Why It Makes Our List: MeEdIC writes “I have already pre-ordered it from They have a marvellous exclusive pre-order edition, which I consider a must-have (ask DolphGB, he’ll tell you!). What can I say about the game itself? Yes, we all know it is going to be a masterpiece from any angle you look at it; yes, the new Prince seems way better than before and Elika seems like the perfect sidekick; and yes, I’ll be playing it at Christmas.”

Rock Band 2
Release Date: Currently Available (NA)
ESRB: Teen

Why It Makes Our List: Majiesto writes “This should be on everyone’s holiday wish list. Sure, it might be a little expensive (price tag of $189.99) but this is one gift that can be for the entire family. If you already have all the instruments you can also opt to get the standalone game. With more songs than the original Rock Band, it’s sure to provide hours of entertainment rocking out to your favorite tracks. Plus, the song list is constantly being updated with new music so there is plenty to keep you busy.”

PlayStation Dualshock 3 Controller
Release Date: Currently Available

Why It Makes Our List: MeEdIC writes “Since I already have Far Cry 2, Eternal Sonata, Dead Space and Mirror’s Edge is on the way, there’s no need for anymore games. So why not buy a Ceramic White Dualshock 3? You know, to match the snowy landscape and stuff…”

PlayStation Network Cards
Release Date: Currently Available

Why It Makes Our List: Majiesto writes “What do you give to the person who has everything? Why gift cards of course. If that person so happens to be a gamer, then PSN Cards are the order of the day. For use with the PS Store, these nifty cards can come in different denominations and a perfect item for our wish list so we can get whatever game or add-on we want on the store. Whether it’s Mega Man 9, Wipeout HD, or Warhawk, there is something for everyone.”

We hope that this has given you some ideas as to what to put on your wish list this season. As a side note, there is also a game titled Kingdom Hearts: RE Chain of Memories that comes out on PS2 this December that both Kawaii and myself are looking forward to. Sure, it’s been out in Japan for ages but we finally don’t need a Japanese PS2 in order to play it.

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