Article Archive for September 2009
Assassin’s Creed was derided following release for being too repetetive.
It could certainly be argued that the missions were quite similar and lacked the depth that some other sandbox games vaunted. This one issue seemed to marr the otherwise undeniable success of the game.
Since the reveal of the sequel, this has been the major concern of both the media and public alike. Now it seems that we can start to put these concerns to bed once and for all.
Late last week the US Playstation Blog reported that SCEA is aware of the issues with Firmware 3.0.
Anybody experience any of these first-hand?
Throughout the years, Sony has released numerous games onto the PlayStation Store. Despite the growing collection, there are some glaring omissions to the PlayStation 3 experience that just makes me wonder why certain games haven’t been released yet.
Which classic franchises would you love to see make their return in HD on the PS3?
That’s right, folks – there’s a new Uncharted Demo in the pipeline.
It’s not just a re-run of that beta demo that some managed to wangle their way into, either.
This will be a fully fledged demo open to everyone, and will available sooner rather than later to boot.
How soon is that?
In July we got hold of the first shots of a remake of the classic, Alien Breed.
Not content with just getting only the latest screens, we contacted Team 17 – the people behind the project – to squeeze out as much info about the game as we could.
We don’t usually post spoofs here at PS3 Attitude, but this particular video is so well put together that we couldn’t resist sharing it with you.
Well we knew that Final Fantasy XIII was releasing this year in Japan, but the actual and final release date just sneaks in on time.
Thanks to some clever YouTube Japan users, the date of December …
The first details of the reception that the new PS3 Slim has received are starting to crawl in, and it’s good news.
According to Chart-Track, sales in the UK are eleven times higher last week than the one before. Granted, stock for the original PS3 was small and many gamers were waiting for the Slimmer console, but this is still a massive achievement.
Sony has been showing off what they could have in store for the PS3’s PlayStation Home at Japan’s CESA Developers Conference.
Although they were just demos, they did demonstrate what sort of content the company are looking at for the service in the future.
PS3 Attitude is pleased to welcome on board three new writers. Like the rest of our team, they are giving up their time free of charge to deliver the news to you and help us raise more money for charity.
In addition to our new writers, we’re further expanding our operation to include a number of back-office volunteers who will be helping to maintain our presence across social networks, such as Facebook for example.
So who are these awesome individuals?
We are not quite sure what to make of this update. We got Qore, NBA 2K10 Draft Combine (game and demo), Battle Tanks, Cool Boarders 3 for the PSone, Guitar Hero tracks (no EU love?) and whatever Europe got (see: not much more).
SCEA managed to get a handful of themes available, three of them of the dynamic persuasion. Better than Europe’s update, sure. But is it a good update? We can’t reach an agreement, so you tell us.
Speaking of themes, we hope those premium prices get dynamic too. $3.99? Come on! No wonder the zebras are taking over. While there’s no BZB! theme for NA (doesn’t that burn you?), NA gets away with PixelJunk, High Velocity Bowling and PAIN dynamic themes. How fitting that PAIN gets a premium theme, those prices hurt.
Really? Is this how SCEE capitalizes on the popularity of firmware 3.0? A re-hashed demo (not even a good one at that) and a smattering of DLC? Except for you Rock Band, you have always come through for us every time but Christmas (when you crushed our hearts).
The saying goes beggars can’t be choosers, which is true, but beggars can be really grumpy if they don’t get what they want. Then again, we are not beggars; we paid a pretty penny pence for this newfangled computer entertainment system and we want cool games and content for it. Now.
Unless you’ve been waiting for the F.E.A.R. 2 pack or the Summer blockbuster Buzz! Junior: Monster Rumble, this update sucks. We guess you’ll have to do with the one plain old boring Burn Zombie Burn! theme. Wait a minute…£1.19/€1.49?! It’s not even free?! Really?
We don’t know how it happened (honestly*) but Afrikan zebras have been spotted in America. The sound of hooves are driving us insane. One of the cooler additions of firmware 3.0 were dynamic themes, one of which we saw in motion already (we’ve called it ‘Globetrotting Sackboy’) and was available for purchase since September 1st for a price.
However, ‘Afrika Theme Zebra’ was also available on the 1st in Japan for free. That may explain the penetration of these black and white equids to American soil. This week a third theme is available, PixelJunk Monsters, but you already know all about it. Other than that, Japan’s Store offerings are slim this week. Not even a PSone classic for crying out loud!
Hong Kong will be getting getting their burnination on (I made a rhyme, again) this week with a Burn Zombie Burn promotion to write home about. Make that to wear Home around. Buy Burn Zombie Burn and get a free BZB tee for PlayStation Home, available in his and hers. Does that make you want to look for a Hong Kong PSN card?
This week, the HK Store is your destination if you missed all those deliciously new (by then) Gamescom videos. Heavy Rain, LittleBigPlanet, Ratchet and Clank, EyePet, Modnation, Savage Moon, Hustle Kings, Gravity Crash; all available for download and HD ogling. Well come on! Start ogling!
And that dear readers is what’s up in Hong Kong, stay tuned for what’s going on in your neck of the woods. PS3 Attitude, highlighting what’s up in the Hong Kong PlayStation Store since last week.
Sony has launched a brand new website as part of their PlayStation 3 advertising campaign in Europe.
Previously, when entering start-ps3.com, which can be seen at the end of every commercial, you would be just directed to the full PlayStation website.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will be receiving a collector’s edition like many of the other games on the market. Unlike the rest of those games though, this one cannot be purchased, at least until one of them hits eBay.
What makes this edition so special is that not only does it include an exact in-game replica of the Phurba Dagger Artifact and Collectible Art Book, but the Collector case is actually autographed by Naughty Dog!
Sony has been speaking to Edge magazine where they have made some interesting comments regarding the PlayStation 3.
Game companies and analysts in the past have predicted that the current generation of consoles will last longer than previously, and Andrew House, head of SCEE shares this view, at least for the PS3 anyway.
Last year, after the complete PlayStation Store revamp, Sony allowed gamers to change the view mode of the items displayed on the PlayStation Store from just pictures to a list format.
We have now discovered that recently, most likely in 3.0, they have added a further two modes that you can see in the video.
A third PlayStation 3 dynamic theme has been released onto the PlayStation Network, this time in both Japan and North America where for just 200 yen or $2.99, you can purchase a cool PixelJunk Monsters edition and it’s quite impressive.