Article Archive for June 2009
Back in April we spoke about upcoming horror FPS “Hellion: Mystery of the Inquisition.” With its religious overtones and bleak medieval setting, our interest piqued as we’re absolute suckers for the dark and heretical world of the supernatural.
Especially when religious orders are involved.
Announced today, we’re getting an insight into the game’s main character, Godric of Glastonbury. Despite sounding like a bundling Blackadder inspired festival goer, we’re assured Godric is a pious sword master who joins the Dominican order on their quest to combat “incarnate evil.”
One of the more impressive games on the show floor was the stylized action cinematic adventure Bayonetta. From the creative mind of Hideki Kamiya, the very one who brought us the original Devil May Cry, comes this sexy heroine complete with guns, brains, beauty, and the power of evil.
Ubisoft’s fast-paced first person shoot, CellFactor: Psychokinetic Wars, combines the raw power of guns with the fun of telekinetic superpowers. Now you can get in on the action as it is has been released to the masses. All it takes to get in on the multiplayer fun is $9.99 and an internet connection.
We here at PS3 Attitude love to give things away. We’ve had some awesome prizes in the past, including the sweet H.A.W.X game and flight stick prize package, and now we have ten Uncharted 2 multiplayer beta codes in our possession. Want to get in on the Drake on Drake shooting action? Here’s how…
Alavanche Studio’s Just Cause did exactly what it said on the tin.
Sure, the game-play was a little repetitive, and it would be something of an understatement to say it didn’t have its fair share of glitches, but if you’re looking for a shoot-things-and-feel-better-about-it run-around, you can’t go far wrong.
News of a sequel came as little surprise; especially considering sandbox games are all the rage at the moment, with Just Cause 2 generating significant buzz at this year’s E3.
It’s a while ago now when we first heard about Killzone 2 getting its own taste of PlayStation Home, but we have heard no details on what it is exactly until now.
Guerrilla Games have posted a post on the European PlayStation Blog to announce a Killzone 2 Visari Throne Room apartment is coming to Sony’s virtual universe.
Along with the many press conferences, game demos, and free t-shirts of E3, there is one more thing that seems to be missing from our coverage. Booth Babes! Yes, we were able to get some pictures of the glorious ladies of the convention (and a few dudes as well). Our favorites are the Ninja Gaiden chicks and Bayonetta. Check out the full gallery after the jump, along with all the other pictures from our experience at E3 2009.
Considering SOCOM: Confrontation’s deployment to European territories has taken so long – over half a year in fact – it would not be unreasonable to assume at least some of the more egregious network and gameplay issues that have famously crippled the American version would finally now be solved.
Unfortunately, as fans of the SOCOM franchise, and with a responsibility to honestly appraise any title irrespective of brand recognition or past pedigree, we have the unhappy duty to report that, though it is improved to some degree, every snippet of bad press youâ€™ve heard about SOCOM:Confrontation is pretty much warranted.
As a special treat to the winner of our Twitter-based PSFreeAttitude giveaway last week, we offered the attentive victor the chance to not only enjoy the fast-paced mania of Inferno Pool, but also to go up against the creators of the game, Dark Energy Digital.
Unfortunately the actual winner was unavailable so, still eager to pit our potting skills against the best of the best, we picked one of our many supportive readers, Ducer15, and prepared to square off against two of the best Inferno Pool players on the planet.
June 2009 marks a historic moment for PS3 Attitude. It was the first of what we hope to be many E3′s to be covered live from the Los Angeles Convention Center. Over the course of four days, we would cover three different press conferences, multiple booth tours and live demos, and who know’s how many crossings from the South Hall to the West Hall, not to mention the meeting rooms upstairs. There were both ups and downs, good games and bad, but overall, it was an experience like no other.
Join us as we recap some of our favorite (and least favorite) moments of E3 2009 along with some never before seen pictures taken by yours truly…
Another week, another weekly check up with the Twitter Doctor.
Following on from E3, we were on a roll this week. With our man in the middle of the fray, things were bound to get out of hand. But Bird-cats vs. baby-cats? We didn’t see that one coming…
This is more like it, can get behind this week’s number one PSN movie of the week. This weekend is the perfect time to stay home and enjoy a few good movies now that E3 is over. And you can’t go wrong with Taken.
Liam Neeson’s performance makes glad that he was only kidding when he said he would retire after Star Wars Episode I – The Phantom Menace; we could have done without Episode I though.
Though still no word of a PS3 launch, it’s at least a welcome thought that, when console sporting tweens do get to visit Free Realms, the place won’t be as dead as a library full of zombies.
To celebrate reaching the milestone of two million registered users, Sony Online Entertainment are giving away a “party pack” of assorted wares to each and every one of them. We mentioned this goodie bag back in May. Now however we know exactly what’s on offer.
There are new online features of SingStar under development which – come September – will make the SingStar community an even more interactive and exciting place. With these new additions, we are really going to see the community moving forward in leaps and bounds!
We’ve known for some time now that, just like a bunch of grandmothers who like to meet up and swap knitting patterns and complain how young people “just don’t listen anymore”, the talented and creative folk from a number of Sony’s studios also like to get together and share their stories and experiences.
Now we’ve learned of an integral clique of developers who are diligently working away on core development tools and sharing them with the wider Sony creative circle.
We told you about the upcoming Fury Pack that would be hitting the PSN this summer and that it would be playable at E3. Well, we were able to find the game tucked away in a corner of the Sony booth. It looked a little lonely with no one around playing with it so we took up the controller and gave it a go.
We tried out all three new modes, Elimination, Zone Battle, and Detonator along with a few of the new ships and tracks. This expansion focuses on the warfare and destruction aspect, more so than actual racing.
Do hefty men need hefty PS Store updates? Hell yeah we do! CellFactor, Trash Panic (yay) and, wait for it, Wolfenstein 3D. Frickin’ Wolfenstein man! Both Wolfie and Trash Panic are at that sweet $4.99 price point. Score!
Speaking of classics, the PSone classic Street Fighter Alpha 2 is here, along with three demos: the just released CellFactor, the Europe-had-it-first Fight Night Round 4 demo and the we-thought-it-was-360-exclusive Overlord II.
With Sony and Microsoft about to enter “Motion-Wars”, a domain previously dominated by the sole presence of Nintendo; a lot of internet chatter at the moment is focused on two important points: whose technology is better, and who will be first to market?
The first question is almost impossible to answer with industry mavens and arm-chair commentators alike only able to opine personal viewpoints. (We like Sony’s more – just for the record).
As for the second question concerning timings, though no dates have been locked down at the moment, it does look like Sony could beat Microsoft for once and have their technology in your hands sooner rather than later.
We’re beginning to think Konami may be tinkering with some cloning technology with the announcement that the ubiquitous Kojima-san, not content with producing one MGS game (the Raiden heavy Rising) and directing another, the aforementioned PSP bound Peace Walker, he’s also involved with upcoming Castlevania re-imagining: Lords of Shadow.