Article Archive for May 2009
Well hello there stranger, if plastic fists are your thing you can get some for free right now. The PlayStation Network has partnered with Sprint to bring you Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic free for one week. Better get downloading fast.
Also worth mentioning is a price reduction for Bionic Commando: Rearmed; it’s now $4.99 (previously $9.99). But without trophies it is a tough sell for most of us, even for a single Lincoln.
Europe gets more games than you can shake a stick at! Bejeweled 2, Buzz Junior: RoboJam, Texas Cheat’em and Zen Pinball are ready to be downloaded if you got the money. Zen Pinball even throws in a demo for the financially impaired, or the cheap bastards in all of us.
Bionic Commando gets a temporary price reduction, but judging by the reaction to the megaton announcement of “sorry, no BC:R trophies”, we don’t think it will move that many sales. A trophy patch would. Without the discounted price. Why Capcom, why?
If it not were for that little Daxter dude and the sexually named locations of the PAIN! Sore Spots add-on, we wouldn’t have an update. We would have what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it. Well, he gets it. I don’t like it any more than you men.
Hmmm, now where have I heard that before?
The PSOne love came back to your favorite (only?) Japanese PS Store. It’s nice to see that the free MotorStorm 2 DLC is a global effort, rather than a North America only affair. Add a free theme and you got yourself a very MotorStormy store update.
This weekâ€™s Homerun is here and we have a few things to talk about.
Have a read of our weekly run through of the goings on in the ever expanding world of PlayStation Home.
In grand PS3 Attitude tradition, we offering you the chance to own a Limited Edition 24-carat gold-plated 4Gb iPod Shuffle, laser etched with the Call of Juarez logo on the clip.
Currently one of only six in existence, and with only another 14 planned, here’s your chance to own something special whilst helping us raise money for charity.
A new Resistance 2 patch hits today, May 14th, and though it’s missing the much sought after Home launching ability, it does contain some other welcome tweaks.
Word reaches us that the official King of Fighters XII website has gone live, and packs a few nice surprises.
As well as fighter profiles and the usual multimedia you’d expect from a game-site, Ignition have announced a ‘Fan Art Contest’.
This contest, which will run from May 12 to July 31, will reward the best user-created fan art with $1,000. Runner-ups will receive consoles, games, and limited-edition figurines. All of the submissions can be found on the Fan Art section of the official KOF site.
With only a fractional increment in the version number, don’t expect the fresh 2.76 PS3 Firmware update to do a hell of lot in terms of new features or radical improvements.
In other words, for those of you holding out for cross game chat and other similar wonderments; we’re afraid you’re going to have to wait (for E3 no doubt).
As I crawled out of my cave and into the sunlight, blinking life back into my numb eyes, I came across the scent of something untoward. A harbinger of distress and chaos had cast a shadow on the horizon.
Indeed, there are dark times ahead as we enter a period of PlayStation Network maintenance.
Watch the new Ghostbusters trailer and get that 1980’s feeling in you. Never mind the readings on your PKE meter, that’s nostalgia filling up your body, not Slimer playing tricks on you.
The video features all new weapons, enemies and the icing on the cake: multiplayer. It also features a very menacing and not so cute looking Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, but we’re trying not to think about him anymore.
We told you about the new game update on Tuesday, but a new blog post on the PlayStation Blog goes in depth on what’s new in the Motorstorm: Pacific Rift patch.
Not only that but it also announces some new downloadable content to be hitting the PlayStation Store.
When it comes to rhythm games, Activison is on the top of the list; releasing one Guitar Hero after another, the most recent being Guitar Hero: Metallica. Stepping aside from the guitar for a moment, the company sets its sights on another instrument, the turntable.
If you are a fan of superbikes you’ll be pleased to know that this year’s official World Superbike Championship videogame is coming back with a vengeance. And it looks pretty nice too.
SBK 09 Superbike World Championship will offer the ultimate riding experience; including all the tracks, teams and riders of the real-life championship. Virtually every detail will make it to the videogame including visible damage to bikes and rider leathers for the first time ever.
inFAMOUS is less than two weeks away for those of you in North America, and so we expect many of you are pretty hyped up right now.
Good job that the PlayStation Blog understand your anticipation too…
While you were running around the first game like Kelly’s Heroes blowing up destructible environments as if there was no tomorrow, the guys at DICE were actually taking it easy on you; coddling console gamers as, unlike our distant PC cousins, we’re just not “hardcore” enough to handle the full FPS experience.
Don’t expect such easy treatment in the sequel.
UK merchant site The Hut are having a “Supernova Sale – Everything Must Go! (Or go on fire)” with what they’re calling their May Madness event. We call it: “An opportunity that every cash strapped PS3 owner who likes great games should not miss out on.”
A European-exclusive Guitar Hero Metallica Solo Guitar Game Bundle is coming your way. It includes the game, a wireless guitar controller and an exclusive guitar faceplate.
There is a good reason why the artwork will scream Metallica at you right away. It is the work of one of Metallica’s favorite illustrators, the iconic Heavy Metal artist Pushead.
Now that we got the cute/disgusting game announcement out of the way, let us now announce a game has none of the disgusting and all of the cute. A guinea pig game. Cute furry little guinea pigs running around all over the place. Awww…
But these are not your garden variety guinea pigs, they are secret FBI agents armed with gadgets and years of training ready to battle an army of evil appliances trying to take over the world. They still look cute though.