Article Archive for January 2010
Welcome to the PS3 Attitude Retro Review, where we take another look at titles that were released at least six months ago and discover whether they still ought to garner your attention. This time, it is the turn of Burnout Paradise.
This may come as a surprise to many, but Activision has pointed out that DJ was in fact the highest grossing new IP for the whole of 2009 in both the United States and Europe.
Now obviously the high price tag had something to do with it, but when you consider the amount of big games out last year, it is a bit unexpected.
Up until now, we’ve only seen Japanese screens from the old school RPG 3D Dot Game Heroes. The game has been picked up by Atlus for publishing in North America in May 2010 so expect a trickle of information to slowly make its way forward.
For now, we have these 10 beautiful screenshots, translated in English.
Early adopters to EA’s third Skate game, imaginatively entitled Skate 3, will be rewarded with the Black Box Distribution Skate Park DLC – totally free of charge (dude).
Gran Turismo 5 and LittleBigPlanet were also present in non-playable form. Gran Turismo 5 and Super Stardust HD have already been shown at CES, so there was nothing more to say about those games.
But apparently LittleBigPlanet actually worked really well in the third dimension…
If you have seen the screenshots and read the impressions from yesterday, you will know that God of War III is a visually pleasing game.
Sadly it won’t be quite up to the highest of definitions. Jeff Rubinstein from the US PlayStation Blog has announced that the game will now run natively at 720p instead of 1080p, but with the option to upscale.
It’s always nice to be given the option, but, truth be told, we’re not entirely sure why the recent PlayStation 3 firmware update (3.15) wasn’t obligatory.
Either way, you can’t escape 3.15 anymore as it’s now mandatory.
While watching the new Deadly Premonition trailer that recently surfaced on YouTube (also above), we couldn’t help notice how the PS3 was not flagged at the end of the game’s credits.
This is despite the game initially being announced as an Xbox 360 exclusive, and then rated by the ESRB for the PS3 the next day.
If you have read any review of Polar Panic by now, you’ve probably seen something about how it’s relate to the classic SEGA game Pengo. While the game does feature the same ice block pushing mechanic, it is also so much more than that.
You play as Polar, a polar bear living in the Arctic whose home is being threatened by the evil Mr. Big and his Globoco corporation. They plan to use their massive machines to drill for oil and other natural resources, forcing Polar and his family to either leave or die.
It’s up to Polar to stop Mr. Big and the hunters from destroying the Arctic by using any means necessary. Ice blocks, dynamite crates, and rolling barrels are just a few of the tools you’ll need to crush the evil Globoco.
A new gameplay trailer for Quantum Theory has recently hit the web featuring three different game mechanics from the game; the cover system, double teams, and the living environment.
While it initially looks very similar to Gears of War, Quantum Theory does appear to have some rather cool additions of its own…
Today an embargo was lifted that meant a few sites could now tell us about a secret event held last month with Sony.
The event was all about God of War III and some of the press were invited – sadly we were not one of them.
Batman: Arkham Asylum has had some decent downloadable content since the game’s release last August.
So if you have yet to buy this fantastic game, we have another reason for you to give it another look.
Bioshock 2 is due out on the February 9th in North America, followed by the 12th in Europe. It’s the sequel to one of the best titles to hit the PlayStation 3 – even if the anticipation had died down by the time it hit the platform.
Well if you’re a BioShock fan, and think that the new game will not be enough to whet your appetite, then we have some good news for you.
Frogger returns to action on the PlayStation Network and he is a complete mess. Why does he look like he’s dying?
The Scenario Campaign mode in Tekken 6 is now playable online. Punching a kangaroo in the face is even more fun with a friend.
Released in Japan back in 1997, Matrix Software’s Alundra was something of a surprise hit when it finally reached our stores the following year.
An RPG with action-adventure elements, Alundra targeted the West’s new-found love for quirky Japanese gameplay with a well-wrought story and intuitive game mechanics.
Over a decade later, and with the likes of 3D Dot Game Heroes about to revive the genre, Alundra represents one of the purest, most difficult yet rewarding experiences in the action/RPG landscape.
It’s crazy to think that The Simpsons has been on television for 20 wonderful years, making it the longest running American sitcom, animated program, and entertainment series. In its 21st season, you can now download and watch episodes from the comfort of your PS3.
If animated TV shows aren’t your fancy, then you’ll be pleased to know that a new section has popped up on the PSN Store; Reduced Movies. This section features films that have received a permanent price drop.
Sony has now announced that BRAVIA Internet Video Link will be making its way to the PlayStation 3 this year.
The free HD Internet video streaming service gives users content from providers such as YouTube, AOL LLC, Yahoo Inc, Amazon, Netflix and more.
As the release of the highly anticipated Heavy Rain approaches, we can expect more news to come our way. Thankfully the official Heavy Rain website has launched so no need to go scouring the internet for news; you can find it all in one place.
With the launch of the website comes a new ARG entitled ‘Four Days’, putting you in the shoes of a detective searching for clues to a murder…