Article Archive for April 2010
As we reported earlier, ex Infinity Ward heads Vince Zampella and Jason West have started up a new studio named Respawn Entertainment and have partnered with Activision’s main rivals Electronic Arts.
So – how has Activision taken the news? Break ups are always tough, especially when multi million dollar franchises are involved.
Epic Games, the studio behind such hits as the Gears of War and Unreal Tournament series, have announced today the development of a new IP entitled Bulletstorm.
Bulletstorm isn’t your average FPS as it introduces the new “kill with skill” gameplay mechanic that requires you to be creative in taking down your enemies.
Mike Haggar shares his thoughts on animal rights.
To coincide with Tuesday’s launch of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for the PC and PS3 in North America, and Friday’s launch in Europe, Rockstar Games has released a brand new trailer for the game.
The entire setlist for the upcoming Green Day: Rock Band has been revealed to include 47 songs from some of the band’s most iconic albums, Dookie and American Idiot. Let’s also not forget their most recent album, 21st Century Breakdown.
The 47 tracks are spread across three historic venues from the band’s history; The Warehouse, Milton Keynes, and The Fox Theater in Oakland.
Vince Zampella and Jason West have started up a new studio named Respawn Entertainment and have partnered with Activision’s main rivals Electronic Arts. It’s a move that West claims will “ensure that the fans are treated as well as they deserve.”
LinkedIn is fast becoming the site to watch if you are after information on new games. For those who are unaware, LinkedIn is essentially Facebook for professionals. You can add your CV and connect with hundreds of other like minded industry people, gaining valuable contacts in the process.
It’s the “add your CV” part we are most interested in though, as it can often reveal new games. Say a big hello to Twisted Metal Harbor City!
The PS3 was the top dog in Japan in the week ending April 4th – although surprisingly it was nearly beaten by the PSP which came in at number two.
Caviar and champagne for everyone?
Earth Defense is the latest add-on for ZEN Pinball. Unlike the Street Fighter II and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 pinball tables, Earth Defense is not based on a popular video game franchise.
We enjoyed ZEN Pinball when it was originally released a year ago but is the Earth Defense table worth buying?
The PSN will be getting some retro goodness later this year, as Konami are set to release a remake of the classic – Rush’N Attack.
Better break out the old combat knives.
We’re suckers for freebies, so when we heard this news we were somewhat delighted. In the next issue of FirstPlay, the European interactive PlayStation magazine, a mini will be given away for free.
February saw the release of highly anticipated crime thriller Heavy Rain.
With its unique gameplay and strong plot, it was bound to sell well.
This week’s US PSN Video Store update features everyones favorite little hobbits; Frodo, Sam, Charlie Merry and Pippin. That’s right, the entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy is now available to own or rent in HD.
As an added bonus, if you purchase the trilogy from the store before April 15th, you’ll receive a free LotR dynamic theme!
Uncharted 2 will be receiving new character skins, new maps, new trophies, and an all-new mode later this month.
Dubbed the Siege Expansion, Richard Yap announced on the European PlayStation.Blog that the new co-op Siege mode will feature six skins, two maps and 11 trophies, all new of course.
Today Sony have written an in-depth response the the anger expressed by some Linux fans who have been happily enjoying taking advantage of the ‘Other OS’ feature in the past.
The SAW video games still have a lot of catching up to do if they want to compete with the films but Konami have just released word that SAW 2 will be coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 this autumn.
The game takes place in between the second and third films and will feature all-new traps and puzzles that will surely make your stomach turn.
The official site for Crysis 2, www.sosnewyork.com, has been updated with a new trailer along with some new screenshots as well. It’s actually the extended version of the same trailer that aired in Times Square, New York a few days ago.
In it, we see a desolate New York that has been destroyed by what appears to be these alien like monsters. We also get a glimpse of the Nanosuit 2 in all its glory. All of this is accompanied by the creepiest rendition of Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York we’ve ever heard. Enjoy!
Here we are with the third edition of PS3 Attitude’s famous ‘Deals of the Week’ feature. Every Friday we deliver our favourite deals on PlayStation 3 games that we have discovered across the Internet.
Well it’s finally here. We’ve waited, gone through BETA tests and waited some more – now FirstPlay is upon us.
But is it worth your money?