Article Archive for September 2009
Last December, Söldner-X: Himmelssturmer was released to the PSN and was ultimately well received. So much so, that a sequal is in the works exclusively for the PS3.
Like its predecessor, Söldner-X 2 will feature fast paced horizontal side scrolling shoot’em up in addition to a variety of new features…
The PlayStation Network has been a huge opportunity for Sony to re-release the classic games that defined the PlayStation era. Unfortunately, for countless weeks Sony underwhelmed fans by ignoring the library of quality games that the PSone has to offer.
During E309, Sony stated that the number of PSone Classics available on the US PSN will increase to nearly 60 titles by the end of the year.
Is Sony on track in keeping its promise? Not only that, but are the games actually ‘classics’?
Not long ago we gave you a look at some of the games that were expected to be seen at the Tokyo Game Show. Now that the show is a little closer, we have more for you to salivate over.
Just recently, Sony Computer Entertainment of Japan announced the full list of playable PS3 titles that will be gracing the Sony booth at TGS.
Assuming you’re one of the few planning on attending, what can you expect to see?
Remember that bizarre RPG from the guys over at From Software we mentioned last month? The one completely made out of blocks?
Well, prepare for something even weirder with the first look of 3D Dot Game Heroes in all its moving glory.
Borderlands just keeps on looking better and better.
With its fresh visual style and quirky humour, we’re getting more excited by the day in anticipation of getting our hands on Gearbox’s insane shooter.
But who will we be playing with when the game arrives next month? Sit back and meet the crew.
Showcased at PAX over in Seattle last week, friend-of-the-site (yes, we’re going to mention that every single time) Jeff Rubenstein from the PlayStation blog was privy to some new and exciting developments in the land of cake and, well, more cake.
Fat Princess is to get a new DLC map entitled New Pork that will not only allow players to unleash havoc on one another, but also feature new gameplay.
Shane Acker’s 9 tells the story of a post apocalyptic world where humanity has been destroyed and all that remains is a group of stitchpunks and the machines that hunt them. LittleBigPlanet features a cute little sack person as he traverses the world rescuing his friends and defeating the nasty creatures that roam about.
You might be wondering why this film would have anything to do with LittleBigPlanet. That’s exactly what we’re going to tell you…
What can you do when you’re given 1.5 Gigabytes of space to put a demo out with? A ton, if you’re developer Naughty Dog, that is. We’ve just got more details regarding a demo of one of the most highly anticipated games of the year, Uncharted 2, following the announcement we made earlier.
So when can you get your hands on this mega-demo?
Check out the following new gameplay trailer for Just Cause 2 embedded below.
Showcasing the game’s verticality, the designers talk about what you can accomplish with the simple tools of a grappling hook and a parachute. Apart from floating serenely towards your enemies before opening fire on them, it also allows such cool prospects as base jumping 1.5 kilometres.
Those crazy cats over at Colorware are up to their old tricks once again.
Not content with “colourising” the original PS3 when it came out back in 2006, the custom console company (we like alliteration here) have now turned their paint covered hands to the new PS3 Slim.
Here’s one that managed to dodge our intrepid game radar.
Hailing from the good folk over at TikGames and Creat Studios, Interpol: The Trail of Dr. Chaos is a “completely new gaming experience for the PlayStation Network.”
New screens from Ratchet & Clank’s next cosmic outing have appeared on NeoGAF along with some footage and a smattering of interesting tidbits about the game’s performance.
The devil is in the details and, first up, it’s confirmed that the game is at 720p resolution and runs at a constant 60 of your human frames per second.
One of the announcements we pretty much brushed aside from GamesCom this year was PSP Minis – Sony’s answer to Apple’s App Store and its plethora of instantly downloadable bite-sized games.
Now that SCEE’s Zeno Colaco is talking about the possibility of the micro games making the logical jump to the PS3, we’re a lot more comfortable discussing the upcoming service.
This weeks video content update is rather lacking in both movies and TV shows with only a handful in each. While new content isn’t flooding in, it’s the classic shows that are making a splash.
Starting today and up until the 17th, the PSN is having a First Season Summer Sale where episodes will be on sale for $0.99.
Dante’s latest trip though Hell takes him to the tortuous land of the greedy. There, he will bear witness to sinners beg for mercy as they are ripped to shreds by both Hell and Dante himself.
The developer’s diary for Greed showcases this along with delving deeper into Dante’s past as a crusader. Welcome to the fourth circle of Hell…
We’re big fans of the classic Sony DualShock design here at Attitude Towers, so whenever we are presented with the opportunity to use optional third-party hardware to control our games, our eye is often super-critical.
So what did we think when we tried out the most unusual controllers yet devised for the PS3; the SplitFish Dual SFX Evolution and the FragFX v2? And do they make you better at online gaming?
The European PlayStation Store got its first set of Dynamic Themes today, and one of them is free!
Haven’t seen it yet? Check out our video showcasing the theme.
One new game! Three, no four new demos! Three new PSone classics! A crapload of ‘not so premium anymore huh?’ themes with no dynamic ones whatsoever! Turtle power! The Juggernaut b*tch!
Although lacking in the dynamic themes department (especially the free ones), North Americans can’t really complain about this update like Europeans are repeatedly forced to every other week.
In the latest in the series of now-controversial PS3 advertising campaigns, Sony are pushing their platform with another stellar reason to buy the console.
But with Kevin Butler doling out the advice, it’s never a straightforward message.