Article Archive for August 2009
First we saw Sony’s new motion controller, then we heard about some new tools for recognising faces, and now… emotion recognition?
Sony Computer Entertainment America has filled a new patent for media technology to recognise emotions such as laughter, boredom, sadness, anger and joy.
The brain-child of Doug TenNapel and developed by Shiny Entertainment back in the 1990s, Earthworm Jim holds a special place in the hearts of many gamers.
Noted for its surreal humour and sublime animations, Interplay have now granted Gamesloft the exclusive rights to developer and distribute Earthworm Jim for multiple digital platforms including the PSN.
VidZone has secured a timed exclusivity for two brand new music videos from Placebo’s latest album; Battle For The Sun.
The two tracks, ‘The Never Ending Why’ and ‘Ashtray Heart’, will be available for everyone to watch for the first time this Wednesday, and follows recent exclusives from U2 and The Prodigy.
It’s always amusing when PR guys inadvertently coin the same phrase (or something close to it) when promoting products that share at least some similarities.
Remember that Brütal Legend soundtrack we were telling you about? The …
Rarely do we post anything here at PS3 Attitude without checking out the footage ourselves first. This, however, is one of those unusual occasions where we’re simply going to blind post and hope for the best.
The reason? With the recent multiplayer demo and numerous media reveals, we feel like we’ve already played Uncharted 2 and the game is still weeks away from launch. At this point, some of us have decided to take a step back from the game before we OD (Over Drake) and experience waves of déjà-vu when we finally do get our hands on it.
If you wish to engorge yourself in over 5 full minutes of single-player footage from the new Drake tale – then go ahead. We’re not going to stop you. We’ll be the ones standing over in the corner with our hands firmly clasped over our eyes and ears*.
Get ready for three unlikely ninjas with Hiro, Futo and Suzume all hitting the PSN this Thursday in bite-sized demo format.
We’ve been pleasantly surprised with the recent explosion of Mini Ninjas videos of late and with what we saw showcased at E3 this year. Could this tale set in feudal Japan featuring a rag-tag gang of ninjitsu trained misfits be one of the surprise hits this summer?
Fantasy lovers disappointed at Bioware’s recent announcement confirming Dragon Age: Origins’ release delay will have to console themselves with this look at the game’s opening scenes narrated by Lead Designer Mike Laidlaw.
Mike talks us through the game’s premise, introducing your main character and the motives behind why you like nothing more than putting your sword through enemies.
As Chris Deering took the stage to open the Edinburgh Interactive conference on Thursday, he looked like a man in his element.
Having been with Sony Computer Entertainment throughout those formative years and now in ‘active retirement’, he is no stranger to being the focus of attention. He was there to introduce us to the event, and to outline his thoughts on the industry.
Alarm bells went a-ringing this morning when eagle-eyed visitors to the official Ubisoft website noticed that the PS3 had been mysteriously omitted from the list of platforms upcoming survival title I Am Alive will feature on.
Cue frantic phone-calls to Ubisoft and, thankfully, it was just an typological error and the game is still very much planned for the PS3 sometime in 2011.
Randy Couture is probably the most known name in the Mixed Martial Arts community. At 6’1” and 220 pounds, this tank of a man is a force you don’t want to reckon with. His 16-9 record and five time MMA Champion reinforces that fact.
He will be joining the likes of fellow headliner, Fedor Emelianenko, and Jay “The Thoroughbred” Hieron in fighting for the MMA title.
Sick and definitely surreal, good news for fans of the macabre with the violent Fairytale Fights scheduled to unleash its wickedness on North America this coming October 27th. Lucky Europeans will get the game four days earlier on the 23rd.
Looking through the press release of the announcement, we’ve also uncovered some tantalising aspects of the game that have gone unnoticed until now. Did someone say vomit rendered in real time?
Even if you’re not a fan of the DJ scene, you at least have to admire the colourful and inventive names of its super-stars.
Announced last week, Activision have confirmed that British wheel-spinners DJ Yoda and Scratch Perverts have been added to the line-up of upcoming sign of armageddon/music title DJ Hero.
Known as a man with an almost unhealthy penchant for gadgetry (when not picking up wayward boys and dressing them up in spandex), Batman just wouldn’t be caught dead without the latest smart-phone/netbook/high-tech gizmo capable of slicing your head clean off.
Showcased in the below trailer, watch as the Dark Knight unleashes numerous fandangled doohickeys from his high-tech trick-bag including batarangs, explosive gels and even infrared vision to get the jump on the inmates of Arkham Asylum.
Broadcasting on the first and third Thursday of every month (so not actually matching with the lunar cycle), Insomniac’s “Full Moon Show” podcast is a way for the studio to connect with its fans, answer some questions and basically goof around for nearly an hour.
Revealed on the podcast is just what Insomniac’s new studio over in South Carolina are up to.
With hints in the past that the new division would be focusing on their own titles, the podcast confirms that the new game is not a Resistance or a Ratchet entry and is “a lot of fun”, if not a long way off.
Just like Xenogears from last week’s column, Square’s Vagrant Story bucks numerous staple JRPG trends, this time, however, in completely different areas.
One of only eleven games to receive a perfect 40/40 score from Famitsu, and the only PlayStation 1 title to feature in the list, Vagrant Story wowed fans across the globe upon its release back in 2000 and went on to become one of the most loved, if somewhat forgotten, of the many illustrious Square RPGs.
It’s official, MAG has a solid release date and despite many people’s wishes it will not release this year after all, but on January 26th 2010 – in North America!
The news was announced on the US PlayStation Blog today to the delight of many gamers around the world.
This weeks PSN Video Store update brings another truck load of movies and television shows but nothing really catches our eye. There is a hodgepodge of content from Babe to Carlito’s Way to Big Trouble in Little China.
The top downloads are still being dominated by less than mediocre films. Why? We have no clue but perhaps something this week will knock them out of the top spot.
Personally, we would recommend Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas or Garden State if you’re not in the mood for something as depressing.
Warmly received by both critics and fans alike over in NA and described as “a game that every self-respecting console fighting fan should play”,PQube have announced that they will publish Arc Work’s 2-D fighter BlazBlue across Europe in early 2010.
Localised into English, German, French, Italian and Spanish, the European version will also feature additional content from character strategy guides, the music soundtrack from the sold-out US Limited Edition along with exclusivegameplay content such as new characters and moves.
True to their word, Titan Studios have updated their official blog announcing the availability of what they’re calling “the connection and lag patch” for EU territories.
Of course, we’re calling it the “it’s about time and we better be able to connect now” fix.
Though the update focuses on the connectivity woes, the Titans also took the opportunity to tweak numerous elements within the cake-filled game.