Article Archive for July 2009
E3 was a momentous event that housed tons of gaming big screens, booth babes, and flashy lights and sounds. Tucked away between the two halls of the convention, right next to the Into the Pixel Gallery, was a lone setup. There were no booth babes, no flashy gimmicks, and just one game. The game was Shatter and its developer; Sidhe.
Finally, almost two months later, the game has been released and we were excited to finish what we had started back at E3. You play as BAT1138, a slave to the machine empire, forced to harvest energy for his masters. After a breakdown, he becomes self aware and breaks free from his prison. In order to escape, BAT must successfully traverse the ten levels of the factory and defeat the bosses at the end of each.
We’re got a number of Marvel properties coming to the PS3 this year. Among others, there’s Marvel Super Hero Squad (for the kids), Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 (for Stan Lee fans) and Iron Man 2 (for people convinced the sequel can’t be as bad as the first game) so it’s no surprise to see Marvel promoting their upcoming wares in as many ways as super-humanly possible.
And who better to promote your new game than the lovable Sackboy?
In case you were without technology, this weekend was the San Diego Comic-Con. Witness as grown men dress as their favorite characters from comics, movies, and games. To celebrate this momentous occasion, this weeks video content update brings a comic book themed collection of movies, tv shows, and specials inspired by the event.
Prince of Persia, Resident Evil, Castlevania,; these are just a few of the upcoming film adaptations that are in the works and we have the latest news about them all. Want to see Jake Gyllenhaal as Prince Dastan? We have it. How about the status of Paul W.S. Andersonâ€™s next Resident Evil movie? We have it. And the poster for the upcoming Metal Gear Sold? Well, we donâ€™t have that but you can bet your PS3â€™s that we will when itâ€™s released.
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The swanky new login bar we implemented recently just didn’t work out. Once we’d got it home, it started re-arranging all our furniture and brought it’s pet bug collection along with it, so we had to be cruel to be kind and kick it out on the street.
But here’s the good news…
Welcome to what will be the last of our Twitter Weekly Digests. Whilst we’re continuing to be as active on Twitter as ever, we’ve decided to stop giving these weekly updates from now on as we hope you’ll have joined us – and all the interesting people we’ve introduced you to – on Twitter by now.
So in this final edition, we discuss game modes with David Jaffe, terrible pun-worthy headlines, the brilliant iTrophies app, our new Fantasy Football league and a real life computer bug.
A spin-off from the equally popular Shin Megami Tensei (True Goddess Reincarnation), the Persona flavour is especially popular among Japanese youth.
Where Persona fits in this wider RPG mosaic is not necessarily complicated, but it does at least require some explanation.
Persona is in fact a spin-off of a spin-off, and though we could have chosen to focus on just the primary spin-off (Shin Megami Tensei – we do hope you’re keeping up), we decided to highlight Persona purely because it has a better chance of seeing a Western release on the PS3.
The wait is finally over…for North America at least. Today, Capcom has released the patch that brings trophy support to Bionic Commando: Rearmed.
In order to enable trophies though, you’re going to have to manually delete your current save date and create a new one. Tis a small price to pay for the luminous goblets. So just exactly what trophies are there to earn? Let’s take a look…
Are you a fan of the Norwegian heavy metal band Dethklok? They’re only the seventh largest economy on Earth with fans viewing them as gods. Whatever products they endorse, they soon become top sellers. Now …
It might be a little shaky but at least we get an actual look at the gameplay behind PixelJunk’s next – and still stupidly named – entry: Shooter.
Some new aspects that become apparent from watching this footage captured from Comic-Con included how your little “shooter” thing can overheat and cool down by flying into water. We also get to see some fluid dynamics when shooting from under water which is a nice touch but, and this is the best thing yet, you can dock your ship and take on a LAVA CANNON.
News broke this week that two of the leading lights at newly rebranded Visceral Games have defected from EA over to Activision to lead a new studio in San Mateo, California.
Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey, ex-General Manager and COO respectively at the studio formerly known as EA Redwood Shores, were key factors in driving the development of games such as Dead Space and the upcoming Dante’s Inferno.
They will now work on existing Activision properties.
From Friday at 17:30 GMT until Monday morning at 09:00, soldiers taking to the battlefield of Helghan will enjoy double XP for their hard work mowing down Helghast/ISA scum.
Speaking over at the official US blog, Guerrilla’s Sebastian Downie has some information of how the limited time points bonanza will work.
Whenever we’ve talked about Demon’s Souls here at PS3 Attitude we’ve been stuck with the same set of tired old screenshots while some of you readers out there have imported the game and witnessed millions of images from the notably onerous RPG.
We’re happy to say that this imbalance has now been rectified however, as the nice people over at Atlus have just sent us a truck-load of new beautiful screenshots from the game. So many in fact that we’ve had to cherry-pick them*.
Just when you thought Katamari Damacy couldn’t get any weirder. Surprise! Along comes a new English-speaking trailer for Katamari Forever from Comic-Con that has us frantically reaching for the anti-hallucinogens again.
Monkeys, turkeys (sorry, roosters) and the Prince of the Cosmos. It’s nice to see that, even though Keita Takahashi was not involved with this PS3 update to everyone’s favourite trash-ball-rolling game, there’s plenty of other crazy Japanese folk to step in and keep the madness going.
Thanks to the guys over at Joystiq, we’ve got our first glance at some new gameplay features set to entice fans in the latest edition of the consistently stellar platformer series: Ratchet & Clank.
With a sub-title of “A Crack in Time”, it’s no surprise to see the characters in the latest game poking their hands into the space/time continuum and making a few tweaks to their benefit.
Gearbox Software have released the first gameplay trailer of their aesthetically divergent FPS-with-benefits Borderlands.
Through screenshots we’ve already seen how the game follows a different path in terms of visual style, but now we get to gush over just what a Mad Max-esque world painted with strong colours and deep lines actually looks like in motion.
LucasArts have announced that Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will see further expansion this Autumn through a new downloadable level that promises to take the story in a new direction.
In addition, they also announced Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition, a special new version of the game that will show gamers the deepest, darkest side of the Force in a story that puts them on a collision course with Luke Skywalker himself.
The Ultimate Sith Edition will include all of the original missions found in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed as well as content previously only available via download and an all-new exclusive bonus level.
When The Dark Knight was released in theaters, it shattered most records including biggest opening day, weekend, and July release. What does this have to do with Battlefield 1943 you ask? Well, the downloadable title is well on its way to claiming the same records.
Still no sign of the fat cow but we’re assured everyone’s favourite cake consumer will hit “this summer”.
In the mean time, get your chops around these latest images of new levels from the game on everyone’s lips – Fat Princess.