Article Archive for December 2009
For some of us, that delectable jingle of when a new trophy is earned is all we live for.
Popping up on the top right of your screen telling you what you’ve just unlocked, the little scamps also have a tendency to cause you to screw up whatever you were doing in the game at the time.
Considering Heavy Rain attempts to totally immerse you in an emotionally invested, heart-wrenching story, Quantic Dream have decided to stay such achievement celebrations until a more opportune time. Like, when your eyes aren’t full of tears and you can actually read the Trophy alert.
Weird names, explosions in outer space, and kick ass music. What more could you ask for?
You’ve no doubt seen some of the introductory footage of Rockstar’s Rio Grande Theft Auto styled Red Dead Redemption.
Superlative dialogue, lush visuals, and guys sporting hats and Western twangs instead of the usual buzz-cuts and new-age lingo, we’re in for a treat next year when this cowboy comes to town.
In fact, we thought we were pretty stoked for the open-world Western before. And then we saw the gameplay footage.
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Final Fantasy VIII is finally coming out in North America. When? Soon!
Square Enix is bringing the Final Fantasy XIII craze to PlayStation Home and it looks awesome!
The blue bomber is back! The latest issue of Famitsu has confirmed that the retro follow up to Mega Man 9 will be coming to the PlayStation Network!
Sony has finally updated Life With PlayStation again today, bringing the service to version 1.20.
Life With PlayStation provides PS3 users with various channels that provide content from the internet.
Since the launch of the Battlefield Bad Company 2 beta on November 19th, exclusively on the PS3, more than 300,000 players have logged into the server.
In addition, EA have released other statistics including kills, houses destroyed, and points awarded. Players have until December 21st (that’s next week) to sharpen their skills before the beta officially closes.
Well the news had already leaked out thanks to the PlayStation Network trophies, but it is now official that LittleBigPlanet will be getting pirate Sackboys !
Media Molecule has announced the Pirates of the Caribbean Premium Level Kit and costume pack for release on the 22nd of December.
Speaking to our good friends over at Joystiq, Quantic Dream’s Guillaume de Fondaumiere touched upon the inherent difficulties of marketing Heavy Rain – a game that is such a departure from the usual gaming fare, people literally need to be shown it in order to get it. Hence, a playable demo before its release is highly likely.
Remarking how game testers have found the control system incredibly intuitive, it’s interesting to note how early players have not only warmed to the game’s method of interaction but state that, after a while, they also understand why the controls are they way they are.
Though the Batman sequel announcement and Uncharted 2 picking up the main gong were big news at the recent VGAs, there were also some other surprises.
Previously teased but now 100% official, Activision’s upcoming Hong Kong action title will be True Crime, a gritty tale of betrayal and vengeance played out in the dangerous world of the Triads.
TRON Evolution also made an appearance as did the trailer for yet another Prince of Persia game.
Over the last two months, a number of people working at the Foster City First Party Quality Assurance have known they are living on borrowed time as SCEA look to consolidate their team.
The news that 30 full time positions were to be axed broke recently as Patrick Seybold confirmed the strategic plans for the region, but the contract position losses were unclear. PS3 Attitude can now reveal, thanks to an inside source, the extent of the cuts.
Providing its ongoing crystal ball services once again, the ESRB have seemingly announced Gaijin Entertainment’s’ Anarchy: Rush Hour for the PlayStation 3.
In typical succinct ESRB fashion, we’re informed that: “This is a racing game.”
The description goes on to outline where players will be racing (Moscow) and how “massive traffic accidents are common in this game as players can damage and destroy opponents’ cars at will.”
We always thought that this was going to be an almost certainty, but it has now been confirmed that Final Fantasy XIII will be getting a Collector’s Edition next year.
We can pretty much assume that this is for North America as well as Europe, and Final Fantasy XIII fans should now be rejoicing at the news in both regions.
Sony has fully detailed what to expect from the Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial when it releases on the PlayStation Store this Thursday.
This will be the first time gamers get the chance to test the development of Gran Turismo 5 since the Prologue game early last year.
It’s trailer-a-rama lately with the VGAs revealing a bunch of new stuff over the weekend.
Of course, this new one for Transformers: War for Cybertron appears to have skipped the award event altogether, deciding instead to debut over on GameTrailers.
On Saturday, December 12th, music from Final Fantasy IV, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, and even XIV were performed at the Rosemont Theatre in Illinois.
It was amazing.
Although NA gamers finally got their hands on Jonathan Blow’s seminal classic on November 12th, Braidphiles in Europe have waited patiently for any positive news regarding their region.
Well, that news is in. Braid will hit the EU PSN this week and is priced at €9.99 (likely £7.99 for the UK).
Responding to calls for a Trophy update to Q-Games’ first PixelJunk game, Racers, on the official PixelJunk forums, producer and friend-of-the-show, Dylan Cuthbert has responded that it’s definitely something they “should think about.”