Article Archive for December 2009
PixelJunk Shooter, Dante’s Inferno, and nudity, what more could you possibly ask for? Well, beat ‘em up fans will be pleased to know that Revenge of the Wounded Dragons is now available to download. If you enjoy crossing dangerous streets with frogs, then you’re in for a treat as well. Frogger Returns! Yup, he’s back, but is he better than ever? We’ll know soon enough.
If you were looking forward to the Guitar Hero: Van Halen demo, you’re out of luck yet again. It’s not out this week either. The Saboteur nudity DLC is out though and we know you’ve been waiting for that one.
If that’s not enough for you, there’s Bomberman Party Edition, two more game demos, and a crapload of DLC for High Velocity Bowling, KOFXII, Rock Band, Guitar Hero and more. Don’t forget to pick up your free Gigawatt Blades.
Hot on the heels of the recently announced zombie DLC, Gearbox have now revealed details of what the second DLC outing for the excellent Role Playing Shooter Borderlands entails.
Entitled Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot (we’re really liking these titles), the new DLC will launch on January 7th, 2010 on the PS3.
It looks like Darksiders is getting a bunch of different pre-order bonuses in the UK. Fans of PlayStation Home will definitely like the horseman costume, seeing as it’s epic looking.
It has been a long time since the last level packs were released for LittleBigPlanet. The Metal Gear Solid add-on was a huge success and after flicking through LBP’s trophies on PSN, we now know that more are on the way, and it sounds like they will be treat.
Fancy a Pirates of the Caribbean level pack? Well that’s what appears to be on the way and it will feature water!
On Saturday, December 12th, Final Fantasy fans across the world will be able to listen to Nobuo Uematsu perform in Chicago. This is of course assuming that you have tickets to Distant Worlds. Unfortunately there will be no live stream like Symphonic Fantasies, but that doesn’t get rid of the awesome.
This concert promises new renditions of the songs we all know and love and even music from Final Fantasy XIV will be played. Excited?
Posting over at the official PS blog, Ben Crease, Head of Production for VidZone, is happy to announce that the PS3 jukebox service is now available in 18 countries.
Which 18? Well, there’s a list …
Here’s a handy breakdown of just who went live and when.
Love it or loathe it, you can’t get away from The X-Factor in the UK. The big “singing” contest in Britian is watched by millions each week with the series finale coming this weekend.
But it turns out Simon Cowell is not satisifed with this huge success and he is focusing more of his attention on the gaming industry.
Pew! pew! pew! PixelJunk Shooter has finally arrived! For some odd reason, there is no demo, but we can assure you that you’ll like the game since it’s just that good. There actually aren’t any demos at all aside from Fairytale Fights, but there are three other games to purchase and one of them happens to be Call of Duty Classic. Yay!
Unfortunately there are no PSone Classics this time around, so if you were looking forward to Rugrats or Peter Pan 2, you’re out of luck. For the PSP owners out there, you’ll be happy to know that Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, Portable Ops+, and the MGS Digital Graphic Novel are now on the PSN.
In addition to its own animated movie, Dante’s Inferno will be getting a makeover exclusively for PS3 owners.
Proclaimed as the “Divine Edition,” those who purchase the game on the PS3 will be getting a little more bang for their buck…
We’ve dutifully focused our beady eyes on the charming 3D Dot Games Heroes of late and we hope it hasn’t gone amiss on your part.
Already out in Japan and confirmed by publisher Atlus for a release in NA sometime next year, the Zelda referencing RPG has got a lot of people excited due to its intriguing art style and reverence toward old-school gaming flair.
Even better, the game will support DLC, with Japan about to get the first of what we can assume will be many packs on December 25th.
How does a studio follow up a hot chick with a penchant for katanas, sub-machine guns and body art? With a homicidal teddy bear hell-bent on mass-murder of course.
Coming from WET developer Artificial Mind and Movement, Naughty Bear features a stuffed protagonist with one thing on his mind: the destruction of other bears who failed to invite him to a party.
Woah, put the hammer down! High Moon Studios’ new Transformers game “Transformers: The War for Cybertron” will have no connection to the recent Michael Bay re-imagining of Hasbro’s insanely popular robot franchise.
Published by Activision and from the studio who created The Bourne Conspiracy, the new game has everyone’s favourite mechanised protectors and overlords take on their more traditional appearances compared to Dreamwork’s more busier renditions.
Dante’s Inferno will be getting the ‘reverse movie tie-in’ treatment in February 2010 with the release of Dante’s Inferno: The Animated Movie.
Following the critical success of Dead Space: Downfall, also released by Film Roman in association with EA, this DVD and Blu-ray movie release already reminds us of another project from back in 2003.
And trust us, that is no bad thing.
Pixel-counters, graphic junkies – call them what you will. Regardless of your stance on the practice, no one can discount the phenomenon – which has only intensified during this generation of gaming – that showcases people’s obsessive desire to dissect multiplatform games and hail one the victor over the other.
We here at PS3 Attitude usually care very little for these graphical comparisons. For the most part, the games are actually indistinguishable to the human eye and we’d rather focus on the game itself rather than one version having an almost invisible jaggy while the other does not.
That said, we’re also suckers for innovation, so Eurogamer’s recent Digital Foundry article where the PS3 version of The Saboteur is shown to present a whole new graphical technical in the battle against the ever-niggling bugbear of anti-aliasing is more than welcome.
Updates are all the rage these days, and not one to be left out in the cold (pun intended), SOCOM is next to join the recent club.
In preparation for the upcoming (paid) Cold Front pack, Slant Six Games’ confrontational shooter is being enhanced to version 1.6.
The update takes the form of two main sections. Firstly, the previously mentioned new Special Forces teams (Dutch KCT and the Italian COMSUBIN) are included free of change along with new primary weapons for all squads.
Firmware 3.15 is now available to download.
Friday marks the one year anniversary of the launch of the PlayStation Home Open Beta.
And so to celebrate, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe are giving away a free Tree House personal space for the next two weeks.
PixelJunk fans unite! On December 10th you will finally be able to play the latest game in the series, PixelJunk Shooter. There’s only one more day left and to help with the agonizing wait, there’s a brand new trailer to watch that’s full of win.
Brütal Legend will get its second DLC pack on December 17th in the US (other regions TBC).
Entitled “Hammer of Infinite Fate”, the pack will see Eddie get a series of new skins, weapon upgrades, and multiplayer maps. Nine new trophies have also been confirmed.