Article Archive for July 2009
Come August Call of Duty: World at War players will have four new maps to reign destruction upon. Included in Map Pack 3, are three new multiplayer maps along with a new zombie map for the undead in all of us. If that wasn’t enough, there will also be an additional ten new trophies to earn.
Batman is coming.
If you’ve broken the law, be afraid of the shadows.
Look out for guano because when you get caught it will probably hit the fan. The Dark Knight could well send you to Arkham Asylum. It seems to be the place to be for any up-and-coming bad guy lately.
Until everyone breaks out, that is…
As the lines between Sony’s hardware continues to blur, it’s becoming increasing difficult to report on one PlayStation flavour without dipping into the other.
We already mentioned how Sony’s smaller device will be getting Valkyria Chronicles 2, but now it’s time to discuss how Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines on the PSP will impact its bigger cousin Assassin’s Creed II on the PS3. And vice versa.
Weapons, health and treasure unlocked in one of the games will become available in the other.
Battlefield 1943 fans promising to unlock the Coral Sea map and Air Superiority mode as soon as the 43 millionth soldier had fallen in the game, we’re happy to report that DICE have indeed delivered the goods.
Twitter has been rummaging in our fridge here at Attitude Towers for some time now, and it seems that we’ve come to just accept it as par for the course.
With Twitter friends like ours though, we can’t be blamed for that!
This week, we managed to come 6th in GamesAid’s Charity Poker event. Final table FTW!
PSFree Attitude took a quieter turn this week thanks to Develop09 in Brighton, where we got a load of info about a host of new games and features, including APB and the Motion Controller for the PS3.
Released in Japan on the original PlayStation console back in 1997, and the following year in North America, EinhÃ¤nder is one of Square’s (note: pre merger with Enix) few dalliances outside the genre they’re renown for – the RPG.
A kinetic and brutal side-scroller, EinhÃ¤nder quickly became popular with shooter fans for its fast action, stellar audio and the use of 2.5D by shifting camera angles and employing 3D graphics while maintaining the purity of a 2D side-scroller.
Harmonix and MTV have announced today that Rock Band will allow artists to upload their own music in the future.
Much like websites such as MP3.com and others that sprang up many years ago, the team behind Rock Band intend to allow independent musicians to upload their own work and sell it to Rock Band owners.
Whilst this does solve one problem for Harmonix and MTV – namely the delivery of a regular stream of licenced music – the new system will also offer challenges that require considerable thought.
This weeks PSN video update is rather lacking in the movies department. There are plenty of no name films to choose from as well as direct-to-DVD sequels we have come to love. Oh, and don’t forget the Jonas Brothers. They’re there too. Probably the best on the list would be Knocked Up. Anything with Seth Rogan gets an A in our book.
Probably what will get most people excited is the UFC content on the store. All the fights from season 2 are there as well as a few All Access fighters from season 1. If you’re an MMA fan, then this is your week.
Reported over at VG247, it appears Sony are about to follow up their megaton E3 show with 180 unadulterated minutes of press conference goodness at this year’s GamesCom.
What could they be planning to talk about for a full three hours? We have our ideas. Like, how long does it take to say: “Here’s the PS3 Slim, it will cost you $299”? 6 seconds?
That’s exactly what you’ll be doing because the thing is in Japanese! From what we saw, it looks like the game will be in 1080p, have multiplayer, and possibly co-op. We also saw a “30” thrown in among the Japanese characters which just so happens to be the amount of levels in the game.
The trailer follows in the wackiness that is associated with the Katamari franchise so this doesn’t really come as a surprise to us. What does though, are the sweet new Home digs that Japanese players will get…
Though still not officially coming to the PS3, yesterday marked a particular milestone in the constantly evolving landscape of gaming.
It wasn’t a grandiose statement, a price-cut or yet another exclusive jumping from one console to the other; in fact, if anything, it was almost underplayed.
During a twenty minute presentation from Dave Jones at Develop09 on the upcoming crime-caper APB, we witnessed a game that could potentially revolutionise how we play games in the future – and on what hardware.
Well would you look at that. A very nice North American PlayStation Store update plus a baker’s half-dozen (that’s seven) of ‘PlayStation Network Favorites’ for a discounted price. Notice how it does not read favourites; this is for North America only. We can just feel a whole continent seething right about now.
But for the lucky ones in the ‘new country’ it’s nothing but love from Sony and the PlayStation gang: one new game, one new PSone classic, three new demos, a new Pulse and a bunch of other add-ons and wallpapers to boot.
Sure, still no Metal Gear Solid 1 or Bomberman, or anything else with ‘weight’ besides the weekly LBP, Rock Band and Guitar Hero World Tour offerings. At least those are not delayed. Oh no, I think I may have jinxed it…
Disney’s Tarzan for the PSone? F-yeah! Themes for the on-again off-again Battlefield 1943? At least you can pretend to play the game while browsing your XMB while cursing EA and DICE. Bonus Mission for The Last Guy? I got it! this update is a clever ploy to get all of Europe to buy The Last Guy DLC in frustration. Is it working? But seriously, The Last Guy rules.
With an XBL release already slated, superhero and hadoken fans alike were getting a little worried that Capcom had forgotten about us little ole PSN users.
Slightly later than expected, we can now confirm that the popular 2D fighter will shoryuken its way on to the PSN on August 13th.
Are you one of those people who must obtain the best equipment when playing Guitar Hero? If so, then you might want to listen up as Logitech, one of the leading manufacturers of peripherals, have announced their new drum kit for Guitar Hero on PS3.
This wireless drum controller, complete with drum heads with recessed rims, will cost you a pretty penny though as it doesn’t come cheap. Just exactly how much you ask?
Speaking at the Develop Conference today, Jonathan Smith of TT Games demonstrated the new killer feature coming to Lego Indiana Jones 2, a complete level creation suite.
Demonstrating these game building abilities live to a packed auditorium, Jonathan was able to build a playable Lego space in just a few seconds.
Check out Futo from Eidos’ upcoming Mini-Ninjas.
Showing a lack of basic sword proficiency during his ninja training, Futo has reverted to wielding a hammer to get the job done. And if you make fun of him because of it – he’ll likely give you a slap with it.
Futo also has the special ability of crunching up into what is called the “Futo Ball” and then literally rolling over enemies.
Another tidbit from the recent press release also mentions Futo’s love of apples. Apparently “during apple picking season, Futo is not allowed into the apple fields because he tends to eat them all.” Hammers. Rolling over enemies. Grand Orchard Larceny. We’re liking where Mini Ninjas is going.
Speaking at the Develop Conference today, SCEE Research & Development demonstrated the motion control wand that was so well received at E3.
So did we learn anything new from seeing the device on this side of the pond?
As fans of the series will attest, there were a few known “holes” in NHL09 that people of a certain disposition were known to exploit, resulting in a phenomenon known as “always goals”.
These are the unintentional glitches present in the game that allow people who have mastered the art of the puck to rack up huge scores against the more amateur of players with ease.
You’ll be glad to hear that EA are convinced these cracks have now been filled in NHL10 and this latest edition is by far a more balanced and fairer hockey game than any that has come before it.