Article Archive for January 2009
Just when you thought it was all finished. According to PSU, EA have announced three brand new Need For Speed titles to cover every platform despite rumours that the franchise had been scrapped following disappointing sales of Undercover.
SCEE president David Reeves has been speaking to Eurogamer about all things PS3.
The discussion includes hardware sales, price cuts and why he thinks the PS3 will always remain the most expensive console on the market.
Thereâ€™s no doubt that Sony has made mistakes this generation such as underestimating both Microsoft and Nintendo. Another mistake is relying too much on the brand image and not pumping out enough marketing.
However if you have a look at the bigger picture I think Sony are the smart ones in this console race, and I’m going to tell you why…
Please give a warm welcome and a comforting hot drink (with cookies) to our latest writer, ‘whoelse’.
Whoelse joins PS3 Attitude as a Contributor and will be adding his unique view on the wonderful world of the PlayStation 3 as we take PS3 Attitude through 2009.
Whoelse describes himself as an avid gamer who has a passion for all things PlayStation. He loves his iPod Touch too, and his favourite vegetable is sweetcorn, “because it’s tasty, especially compared to peas… I hate peas!”.
Despite all the negative press about Sony’s profits (or lack of) recently, it appears that they do understand that in a down economy you need to flash some marketing cash to help pull yourself up.
And that is precisely what Sony have planned for Killzone 2 – a Â£2m spending spree that will see, amongst other things, the neatest sounding web-based game we’ve heard of for some time.
Figurines, art books, soundtracks; it is all good stuff but presentation is key. It is what sets them apart from the rest of the games out there. Ranging close to 1.5x the price of the game itself, are these so called Collector’s Editions worth collecting though?
We take a look at both the usual and unique items in Collector’s Editions and whether they are deemed fit to be worthy of their name…
For those of you who don’t spend much time at Home, this might entice you to stay indoors. The classic arcade games Xevious, Galaga, Pac-man, Digdug and Dragon Spirit are all going to be coming to a Home near you. Unfortunately you will have to pay a small price for these games, but come on, these are classics we’re talking about here…
Thanks to a shipping error we are now currently overstocked on wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men PSN content, and we are passing the savings on to you!!
Burnout Paradise now $19.99. Shaun White Mile High Target and Regular Editions now $4.99. Challenge both sides of your brain, get the PS3 and PSP Brain Challenge games bundled for $12.99 (offer valid until February 26th 2009 or while supplies last).
Here at PS3 Attitude Towers, when we first saw Faith and a .45, we knew from that moment that something really special was in the makings.
That’s why some days ago, we decided to contact Deadline Games. We wished to know what the current status of the game was and thankfully, we got an answer…
SOE and PopCap games have announced that a slew of classic casual games will be hittintg the PSNvery soon. Though Bejewled 2 is actually available today in NA (Europe to follow suit shortly), other favourites that include Zuma, Heavy Weapon, and Feeding Frenzy will follow shortly.
The most exciting part of the announcement however is that poplar “peg-themed” title Peggle will also finally see a PSN outing.
A lot has been written about the PS3’s ‘weak’ sales and the never-ending (it seems) battle with Microsoft’s Xbox 360.
Some of what is written is sheer fiction. Some of it is funny. Some of it makes you shout OMGWTFSTFUBBQ!
But what are the facts? Armed with some interesting new details from our friends at Gamezine, and a smattering of our own research, we take a deeper look…
This is a soldier Insectocyte. Don’t like it? Buy Savage Moon today and shoot the crap out of it. Available today in the North American PlayStation Store for $9.99, this exclusive PSN game combines tower defense, strategy and action. Throw a little rhythm mini-game and we’ll have most genres covered.
Read on to find out about the story, the shocking influences behind the style of the game and a nice little trailer to get you into that bug squashing mood. Savage Moon is coming at you like an asteroid from Klendathu!
We haven’t heard of Matt Hazard in a really, really long time. We almost completely forgot about him here at PS3 Attitude. You may remember the original “The Adventures of Matt in Hazard Land”, the ground breaking “Matt Hazard 3D” or the wildly successful and now legendary console game “You Only Live 1,317 Times”.
If none of these games ring a bell, then take a look at this unofficially official guide to the to the world’s greatest game hero ever created. In the meantime, look at what the best game character you’ve never heard of has been up to all these years. Consider yourself warned though, it’s not all good.
Take a look at 7 new screenshots for the upcoming FUEL. It looks like we have some expansive environmental landscapes to gawk at including lightning, a tornado, and possibly and earthquake?
We especially love the attention to the rider details on the bikes. The gritty look of their clothes is crisp and defined, just as it is on the vehicles as well. Check out the rest of the screens after the jump…
Metallica, one of the most influential and successful heavy metal bands of the world.
Guitar Hero, one of the biggest and well known games in the rhythm genre.
Guitar Hero Metallica, an immediate cash cow. Not to mention an awesome game.
Let us show you virtually all there is to know about the upcoming Guitar Hero Metallica; from the track list to the release date to the venues. Oh yeah, there is also the ‘reveal’ trailer in full HD. We would be unforgiving if you missed this one out.
Prince of Persia was probably the last great game of 2008 to be released but that doesn’t stop it from having a fantastic 2009. We knew that Ubisoft had some big plans for the Prince’s future but we had no idea they were this big. The DLC, set to hit the PSN Store on February 26, continues directly from where the original story ended.
In addition to continuing the storyline, the Epilogue pack will add a new power for Elika, an attack for the Prince, new locations and enemies, and 2 bonus skins for when you complete it. IGN interviewed Jamal Rguigui, Associate Producer for the Epilogue DLC, and here’s what he had to say…
I might be going nuts, but I swear that I saw helghast in the FFXIII trailer released today. Have a look at the trailer and then hit the jump for my argument. Pass my meds while you’re at it…
The Residfent Evil 5 viral site has now got more features up and running. What features? Step into our own private dungeon of horrors for some more information…
A few hours back, Majiesto informed you that a new trailer would be made available in the FF XIII site. The video finally went live and minutes later, it was on YouTube.
As you can see in the upper section of the post, we have included the trailer so that you can enjoy it without having to visit any other site. Should you know it includes English subs, for all you ‘Gaijins’ out there.
The makers of X-Blades continue to send us tasty morsels from the forthcoming ‘hack-n-slash-em-up’, but we must admit that these new screens are a little, well, cheeky.