Article Archive for February 2010
Another day, another motion controller related tidbit of news.
As mentioned in a previous article, Sony are busy beavering away creating games for it’s upcoming motion controller. Details have been hard to come by, but is GDC the place where Sony will finally break it’s silence?
The NPD Group has released it’s top twenty all formats chart, and we are happy to see that Team Attitude favourite- MAG – has faired well, especially when you see some of the big names that have charted below it.
It is Tuesday, and you know what that means, don’t you?
Yes, today and repeating every Tuesday, PS3 Attitude becomes PSFree Attitude.
Forget about peripherals, the most exciting developments in gaming will come through digital distribution. This is the view of DavidJaffe, the mastermind behind the God of War franchise.
David Cage, CEO and founder of Paris-based developer Quantic Dream has revealed that Heavy Rain was initially designed to incorporate motion control.
In an interview with Dagbladet.no (translated via MTV Multiplayer), Cage claimed the game still had leftover code from the initial stages of development and suggested we stay alert for an announcement over the coming weeks.
Could it be anything other than an update for Heavy Rain which will see the game supporting Sony’s upcoming Motion Controller?
It seems to be the case that the more powerful consoles are becoming, the rarer it is that we can just pick up and play a game. Instead, our time is being spent downloading and installing patches to rectify bugs which should have been resolved prior to release.
It begs the question: has the ability to release downloadable updates led to developers becoming more complacent than in previous generations regarding the bugs in their games?
Today Uncharted 2 was updated today to version 1.05, and it adds minor improvements to the multiplayer aspect of the game – after all what would they change to the single player!
Highlights include thirteen new medals, updates to the various maps, rebalancing of weapon damage and attributes, and changes to the penalties for leaving matches early.
This weeks EU PSN Video Store update contains a rather paltry selection of videos. If you don’t feel like purchasing a video but still want to see it, then the renting section is somewhat decent with the likes of District 9 and The Taking of Phelham 1 2 3.
What makes the Fruity Edition of Good Luck Chuck so fruity is beyond us but watch at your own risk. If nothing suits your fancy this week, don’t forget that the Naughty Valentines sale is still going on until the 18th.
With the game less than a month away, there is already speculation about downloadable content for Final Fantasy XIII.
This is no surprise as the majority of big games these days receive additional content sometime in their lifetimes.
Sony Europe has announced that the PlayStation Network is scheduled for another spot of maintenance tomorrow from 16:00 GMT.
From then till 17:30 GMT you will be unable to sign in to any PSN service.
The PS3 really hit it’s stride towards the back end of 2009. With a batch of top class games, and the PS3 Slim winning peoples hearts, even CEO and President of Sony Computer Entertainment Jack Tretton raised a smile.
Has this success come at a cost though?
Welcome to MAG Monday week 2. This is quite an important week for MAG, as people should now know whether or not this is the online game for them. So will the servers be empty? Or has MAG won our hearts – despite poor supply from retailers.
As always, Team Attitude are here to give our thoughts.
Future and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have today announced the launch of FirstPlay – Europe’s answer to Qore and the first HD interactive show for gamers in the EU territory – available exclusively through the PS3.
Weekly FirstPlay episodes will be available to UK gamers from March and will roll out across selected European and other PAL territories later in 2010. FirstPlay promises PS3 gamers HD reviews and previews of the latest games and exclusive access to downloadable content.
Remember that mysterious redemption code that was included with new copies of Darksiders? We hope you kept it safe as THQ have finally revealed what it redeems and no, it’s not DLC for the game. In fact, part of it doesn’t have anything to do with Darksiders at all.
Owners will be able to use the code to score a free copy of Red Faction: Guerrilla. Yep, you’ll be able to receive a copy of the game minus the $39.99 price tag. That’s a pretty sweet extra if you ask us.
Activision’s Dan Amrich has confirmed Singularity, Raven Software’s Time-Vortex-travelling shooter, for a June release.
In a belated happy new year blog Jack Tretton, CEO and President of Sony Computer Entertainment took a moment to celebrate 2009 as the “best year yet for the PS3″ and thanked you for making it so.
Though technically not coming from Japan at all (it was developed in Squaresoft’s California office), Parasite Eve is very much the quintessential Japanese game.
An RPG with lush cinematics and quirky random battles, Squaresoft’s modern day tale of transformation and deceit ticks a lot of boxes when compared to similar games that surfaced in the late 90s.
A new piece of downloadable content from our old favourite Uncharted 2 has been announced, giving us a sense of déjà vu as it steps back to the game that started it all of; Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.
When it becomes available on the 25th of February, you will be able to add new maps and player skins to your system.
Today new screens and a trailer have emerged for the FIFA World Cup 2010 game which releases in April.
It features all 199 teams that took part in the qualifying stages as well as all ten stadiums from this year’s tournament.