Article Archive for August 2009
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Oh, and then there’s the whole Killzone 2 Clan thing…
Though NASA may have recently scuppered any chance of us getting our Killzone 2 multiplayer game on with some colonial friends on the Red Planet, that’s not to say there isn’t some Martian fun to be had closer to home.
Available today as part of the weekly PSN update, Volition are ready to unleash a host of Red Faction: Guerrilla changes on the community. And, to celebrate the update, players will enjoy double XP all weekend.
Teasing us with the accompanying image, it appears ZEN Studios are about to reveal a new project tomorrow.
With a (zen-like) pinball and Ryu so proudly on display, we’re going to go out on a limb here and guess some Street Fighter II themed DLC is coming for the recently released Zen Pinball game.
We really hate reporting about this game as its title has a tendency to twist our tongues into the strangest of contortions.
Despite this, however, we’re always happy to talk about any game getting a free update; even if that game sounds like a Power Rangers spin-off.
Psyonix Studio’s Unreal powered Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars! (phew!) is about to get a serious tune-up with new maps, car skins and numerous tweaks to both handling and network play all for the amazingly low price of absolutely nada.
Though a PS3 version of Croteam’s Serious Sam was once very much on the cards, it appears the Croatian studio are a little strapped for cash at the moment and therefore will not be porting the PC favourite over to Sony’s console.
If you’re a little disgruntled at the thought of only 360 fans getting the chance to rid the world of Notorious Mental as Sam “Serious” Stone then, fear not, there’s a way of letting them know. There’s now a petition underway where you can voice your support for the FPS getting some PSN love.
Though not as funny as when a real-life* mercenary turned up at Pandemic and practically destroyed the place, it appears EA received a similar testosterone fuelled visit when the boys from Army of Two dropped by to check out civilian life.
Watch as the two biggest fist-pumpin’ proponents of the bromance phenomenon play some pool, check out the latest build of 40th Day and do things to a printer we’ve all fantasised about. And no, we’re not referring to the copying of one’s ass part. It’s not a fantasy if it actually happened, now is it?
Sony have had to do a severe U-turn after news adverts that appeared in WipEout HD on the loading screens were in fact lengthening that process, thus forcing gamers to be outraged and Sony reversing the addition.
Only on Monday did Double Fusion and Sony announce the new partnership to deliver such advertising in PlayStation games, starting with WipEout HD.
The Hut are a UK-based online retailer who have been making waves in the industry. Listed in last year’s Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 annual league table, they’re a company on the move.
But we think they may have gone slightly mad of late.
Yesterday they offered Batman: Arkham Asylum for pre-order at a ridiculous knock-down price, and today they’ve followed suit with Assassin’s Creed 2.
If a picture if worth a thousand words we’re assuming the image of a ratchet wielding lombax and his hovering robotic side-kick is worth, what? About a million?
See for yourselves by checking out the packshot for Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time.
Also, if you’re interested in what it looks like in Italian, check out the following stream over at Insomniac’s flickr page.
Welcome to the PS3 Attitude Retro Review, where we take another look at titles that were released at least six months ago and discover whether they still ought to garner your attention. First up, Resistance 2.
Ubisoft’s upcoming PSN remake, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time Re-Shelled, is now available to see in all its HD glory via the wonders of the intertubes.
And it is looking mighty fine, too.
What has us most impressed is the multiplayer aspect…
We’re big fans of Jonathan Blow, whether for his no-nonsense views on the gaming industry or for a little gem of a game called Braid.
With the time-bending title now confirmed for a PS3 release, and hopefully even more extolment from a new set of fans, we can happily turn our attention to Blow’s next project – the intriguingly named “The Witness.”
Trio Matt Wilson (Executive Producer), Corey Dangel (Art Director) and John Smith (Producer) — all former employees of Sony Online Entertainment — have been confirmed by SOE as no longer working at the Seattle based studio.
Considering all three industry stalwarts previously worked on the upcoming espionage themed MMO The Agency, what impact does their departure have on the audacious title? Not a lot apparently.
Popping up over at the official US blog (we have to differentiate it now from its European cousin, how cool is that?) Kyle Vincent Tunison, Designer at Backbone Entertainment, has revealed that cult classic Military Madness (Nectaris in Japan) is on its way to the PS3.
Ingeniously, they’ve called it Military Madness: Nectaris.
We have always thought of VidZone as a valueable and popular element of the PlayStation 3’s media capabilities for the seven countries that support it.
Now we have proof on how popular the service is after …
As you may know, PS3 Attitude is an official media partner for Edinburgh Interactive 09. You can always find all the latest news regarding the event here.
So without further ado, here is our full and complete show preview, helping you get the best from the event.
The Media Molecule team have been busy reading through history books, dressing up in fancy dress, and trying out ancient food in preparation for their newest LittleBigPlanet pack, the History Kit.
On Thursday the 13th of August, and selling for $3.99, â‚¬3.99 and Â£3.19, the new pack will be released onto the PlayStation Store adding a whole load of brand new content in the form of 140 stickers, a new background, new sounds and new music, as well as thirteen decorations, four objects and five materials.
Still fuming that Michael Bay had the nerve to put flames on Optimus Prime? Disgusted that the enigmatic leader of the Autobots appeared not as the traditional flat-nosed cab-over truck format but instead as a ridiculous Peterbilt model?
Hey, at least they kept Peter Cullen’s voice, right? And that Megan Fox. She ain’t too bad to look at. No? Fine. There’s no pleasing some.
Luckily for the purists who only recognise Optimus in his G1 incarnation, new DLC for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen will allow grown men who still play with toy robots the chance to send Prime off to battle as his true original self. And if nostalgia doesn’t have you reaching for your wallet, perhaps the chance to unleash the fury ofSoundwave will.
Hatimaki blog have got their hands on a compelling notice from a 7-11 convenience store in Japan indicating that pre-orders for the 80GB version of the PS3 will no longer be accepted from this Sunday.
Can we really trust a supermarket though? Well, found at nearly every corner of Nippon, the Japanese flavour of 7-11 doesn’t just sell groceries and confectionery but also extends their range to electronics and, well, material of a more adult nature. Seriously, you wouldn’t believe what we found next to the Pringles in Koiwa.