Article Archive for July 2009
If you don’t already own one of the best games on the PSN by now, then you are missing out. Not only will you pull your eyes out trying to beat Zico, but you’ll have a blast racing at high octane speeds in glorious HD.
Soon, you’ll be able to take out all that anger with the release of the Fury expansion pack. Marcus Tanner stopped by the PlayStation.Blog to discuss the environmental design of this upcoming add-on.
Fumito Ueda, the much-lauded creator of Ico, has been talking with games magazine ‘Level’ about aesthetics versus the available technology, and he admits he has a love/hate relationship with the limitations hardware imposes on him.
As the project lead on The Last Guardian, that led manly journalists to shed real tears when it was shown at E3 this year, Ueda has a lot to say about how visible flaws can be made inconsequential when placed in an impactful gaming world.
Jack Tretton, President of SCEA has responded to the constant requests from consumers, publishers and developers for a price cut on the PS3.
In a recent interview, he explained that the PlayStation 3 is “on the right path for the long term”, staying defiant and would not bow down to pressure for a slash in the price.
One week ago we announced one of our biggest competitions to date during our PSFree Attitude weekly giveaway feature; the Search, Win and Gloat (S.W.A.G.) Competition.
And the response was awesome – you entered the competition in your hundreds, trawling across the site finding clue after clue until you reached the magic keyword.
Now, we can reveal the two lucky winners of the competition, with a reminder of what they won.
Sitting down with GameIndustry.biz’s Phil Elliott, Media Molecule founder Alex Evans has reminisced about the wild ride of turning LittleBIGPlanet from an ambitious indie title that wanted to break all the rules to a system selling rainmaker on which Sony placed a great deal of expectation.
Alex also expresses his thoughts on the future of the franchise and, more importantly, what to do with all the existing content when the inevitable sequel comes along.
In the first of a two-part interview with our friends over at PC World, Eric Lempel spills the beans on firmware and the future of the PS3.
Of particular interest is what we can expect to see in terms of future updates and the regularity of said updates.
And importantly we find out what was really in the most recent update, Firmware 2.80.
Midway’s Ed Boon has revealed through his Twitter account that upcoming plans for Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe DLC have been shelved.
A popular way for companies to wrangle some extra coin out of existing properties, it comes as a little surprise that characters suspiciously missing from the launched game – and “just about done” according to the co-creator – will now not be made available by the cash-strapped studio.
If you’re a true boxing aficionado then you probably own EA’s Fight Night Round 4 by now. If you’re on the fence about getting the game then perhaps this might persuade you to pick a side.
You see, FNR4 will be getting a DLC content pack in August as well as an update in September. It’s like a one, two punch. Ready for the finisher? All will be available for free. Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!
There’s a new tour in town and its name is the RockStar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Okay, so it is more a festival than a tour, but facts are facts: this one kicks the Vans Warped Tour’s ass from here to next Thursday and here’s why: it’s a metal and rock festival.
Six tracks from RockStar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival performers such as Slayer, Cannibal Corpse and Marilyn Manson are contending for your hard earned dollars, pounds or euros against an arguably far more popular threesome. Green Day is coming to town.
Some games run through a completely smooth project plan, development path and publishing calendar, never even breaking into a mild sweat before arriving in retail stores.
But other titles have a much more difficult time of things. Way of the Samurai 3 is a good example of the latter.
Once a PS3 exclusive, then a timed PS3 exclusive, the game was announced in North America as an Xbox 360 exclusive. And now that has changed once more…
As you’ve no doubt seen recently, we’re suckers for highlighting the various “developer diaries” that are appearing of late.
Offering up an insider view on some of the hottest new properties in gaming, there’s nothing like seeing passionate people talk about something they truly love.
And when that something is also a game we can’t wait to get our hands on – it’s a big win for everyone involved.
With Zipper Interactive revealing more MAG mayhem on a weekly basis, it’s now Ubisoft’s turn to offer us some glimpses inside the production of Assassin’s Creed II.
It’s quite common when it comes releasing a Japanese game outside of the Land of the Rising Sun for multiple publishers to throw their hats into the international publishing duties ring.
However, with the NA release of From Software’s Demon’s Souls being handled by Atlus States-side, many have wondering who – if anyone – will pick up its distribution in Europe.
Ubisoft have announced plans to open up a new development studio in Toronto, Ontario.
Their fourth such studio in Canada with MontrÃ©al, Vancouver and Quebec City already home to Ubisoft operations, the new venture will be headed up by current Ubisoft MontrÃ©al CEO Yannis Mallat.
Unlike the recently reviewed Fight Night Round 4, EA Sports’ Tiger Woods franchise is one of those that the publishing behemoth tends to bring around once a year.
Some years the franchise is improved, whilst other times you can actually hear sighs across the country as consumers realise they’ve been duped into spending their hard-earned cash on nothing more than the same game with different clothes.
So, with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10, which is it to be? A classic year, and one for the golfing connoisseurs amongst you, or will it be like matching a new set of clubs with the same old tired swing?
One of the best things about the numerous “Vs” games that pop up in gaming is how we get to see face-offs between some of the most unlikely of adversaries. And if they’re not unlikely, then they’re usually imbalanced.
For instance, who hasn’t looked on at the boyish Ryu, hadokens and everything, about to take on an indestructible adamantium laced Wolverine and thought – this isn’t going to end well.
Exhibiting another contest of immense strength, behold the latest footage of what happens when Russian Man-mountain Zangief of Street Fighter fame goes up against Mr. Gamma himself, The Hulk.
MAG is not your average FPS multiplayer game. Touting 256 players at one time, the game is much more than that. By taking control of a single soldier, at what point do you feel like just another cog in the machine or can any one player make a significant blow to the opposing team?
MAG Diaries are back and this time they talk about taking command and controlling your squad. Let the battle commence…
Call of Juarez developer Techland has confirmed to G4TV that super-secretive title Dead Island has yet to shuffle off this mortal coil and, despite continued radio silence from the developer regarding the game, is actually “doing great.”
Announced today, Atlus U.S.A. Inc. will not only release the standard edition of so-hard-it-will-make-you-cry Demon’s Souls in North America this fall, but also a deluxe special edition.
For those who pre-order the title, both editions of the game feature an exclusive bonus art book (at participating retailers – which aren’t mentioned at this time) while the deluxe version, planned to retail at a full $10 more than the standard edition at $69.99, will also see a 150+ strategy guide added to the spoils.
This weeks update to the PSN video store includes the highly popular Paul Blart: Mall Cop, which took in an amazing $180,445,413. Who would have thought watching Kevin James riding a Segway would be so popular. Street Fighter also makes an appearance with The Legend of Chun-Li. We wonder if it’s any better than the last live-action Street Fighter they made?
In other news, Gran Torino continues its reign as the top downloaded film this week as well.We have a feeling that this won’t last too much longer if Paul Blart does as well in digital form as it did in theaters.