Article Archive for August 2009
You can’t say that SCEE doesn’t have your back, at least until next week. Europe has a whopping four demos today. That’s right, count ‘em with us: DiRT2 (one, one demo), WET (two, two demos), Mini Ninjas (three, three demos) and IL2 Sturmovik. Four! Four demos! A-ha-ha-ha-ha! We love to count demos!
Oops, it looks like a PlayStation forum moderator has slipped up a little and dropped a big bombshell: Grand Theft Auto IV: Lost and the Damned may be coming to the PS3.
In a thread that has now unsurprisingly been deleted, Yaster, who is part of the moderation team for the European forums, was talking about his visit to the Rockstar booth at Gamescom and had this interesting thing to say…
Well we weren’t so sure if there was enough Home news this week to warrant a Homerun, but it turns out we got more than we bargained for with the recent announcement of PlayStation Home version 1.3.
This update is the most significant change for the product since its launch so here are all the details.
It takes a lot to ensure your FPS title stands out from the crowd these days, especially with the vast array of options available.
Aliens versus Predator does this in spades by allowing you to play in single-player and multi-player as any one of the three main factions in the game; Alien, Predator or Marine.
We knew that Nathan Drake would be tracking through snow and ice in his latest adventure. We saw him run across a crowded city only to be shot at by ground troops and helicopters.
Now, witness Nate taverse a labyrinthine cavern high in the Tibetan mountains. He’ll need all the parkour skills he can muster up if he is to stay alive in this puzzling challenge level entitled Heart of Ice…
What looks like a trip to Blockoland gone horribly wrong is actually the latest creation of From Software. The simply titled 3D Dot Game Heroes is an upcoming 3D RPG made entirely from tiny square blocks.
And when we say entirely, we mean everything. The characters, the environment, and even the little treasure chests are comprised of these cubes.
During our preview of James Cameron’s Avatar, a forthcoming third-person shooter that will fully support 3D televisions, we came to an instant conclusion.
With asymmetric forces, lush environments and the ability to choose which faction you support, it reminded us of a similar, yet ill-fated project.
Based on the upcoming sci-fi movie, which will also be available in 3D at cinemas, this third-person shooter is based on the Far Cry 2 engine – something it immediately has going for it.
Along with our preview of Alpha Protocol, SEGA gave us a preview of Bayonetta. Not only that, but producer Yusuke Hashimoto himself held the controller to give us the very best experience.
The very first thing you notice is just how damn good this game looks. The graphics are outstanding, and every animation is smooth as silk. Which is handy, given the amount of the stuff our sexy witch wears (and rubber, leather etc.).
But as he played through the game, Hashimoto-san had a surprisingly powerful new weapon to reveal to us.
Coming across like a heady mix of Onimusha, Uncharted, God of War, Shadow of the Colossus and a whole bunch of other titles, you can’t say Mercury Steam’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow doesn’t at least try and tick as many boxes as possible.
Of course, probably the most intriguing element of this new Castlevania outing is the guidance and assistance Kojima Productions are providing to the Spanish studio.
As any great scientist will tell you, it’s just not possible these days to add ninjas to anything without complimenting the balance with the addition of some swashbuckling pirates.
With the covert masters of stealth appearing over at Titan Studio’s blog earlier this week, we are not shocked in the slightest now by a similar Pirate invasion coming to Fat Princess.
One of the highlights from EA’s presentation at Gamescom, the new Need For Speed Shift trailer certainly got our hearts pumping.
Featuring intense in-car sequences and dazzling graphics, many of the people in attendance attested that this is definitely a new and exciting direction for the NFS franchise and an entry that could finally rival the much lauded Gran Turismo brand.
We hope you’re setting down for this.
SEGA gave PS3 Attitude a preview of Alpha Protocol, their forthcoming ‘espionage RPG’, this morning at Gamescom in Cologne.
The first thing that impresses in this espionage RPG is the level of customisation, combined with a slick graphical style that screams of your favourite spy movies.
But what surprised us is the depth of the game and the amount of time you’ll need to find everything it offers.
Mavens of the PS3 and Lords of Uncharted, Naughty Dog have spoken to Eurogamer expressing at least their wish if not their intention to work on a new Jak & Daxter game.
Any chance of such a title for the future, however, is dependent on how Naughty Dog can juggle multiple franchises with Uncharted now very much their flagship title.
The E3 Just Cause 2 trailer was a guilty little pleasure.
Surprising us with its intense high-action gameplay and lush exotic graphics, the title quickly raced up our interest scale.
Now it’s Gamescom and time for the grappling hook wielding explosion-athon to show us what it’s been up to over the last few months.
New screenshots are coming out of the woodwork here at Gamescom and if we post up everything the nice ladies and gents from the PR companies send us, we’d have no time for other important convention activities.
Yes, we’re alluding to German beer yet again.
These two new images from Ubisoft’s sophomore stealth title, Assassin’s Creed II, did catch our eye however. For obvious reasons.
If a picture is worth a thousand words then five must be worth, well, five thousand, obviously.
We won’t be writing an essay about how the attached God of War III images are striking, epic and beautiful. Or the fact that it just makes us want to get our hands on the game as soon as possible.
Don’t ask us why Sony didn’t make a live stream of their Gamescom speech available so people could watch the keynote online.
Of course, we were there in Cologne when Sony unveiled the PS3 Slim first hand, but those not lucky to get past the burly bouncers have had to console themselves with watching “highlights” in Home’s Presentation Podium Space.
Until now that is.
ModNation Racers was first revealed at E3 earlier in the year.
It was there we first got a glimpse at this, the next in the PlayCreateShare series of games.
And it wowed the audience with the innovation it demonstrated.
GamesCom was the perfect place to show off the new trailer for the game, highlighting the ease with which a track can be laid down and adjusted.
But there are some neat new things worth noting in this latest footage.
Gravity Crash somehow eluded us when it debuted back in June at E3 but while at Gamescom, we were treated to the announcement that not only would the game be coming to the PS3 but the PSP as well via the PSN Store.
Players will pilot their spaceship through labyrinth style caverns shooting lasers at almost anything that moves. It’s a fun little shooter that packs a big punch…