Article Archive for June 2010
The problem with games that are clones of others is that they are never as good as the real thing.
Series such as Saints Row have been criticised in the past for doing just this and it seems that THQ has finally got the message.
Aliens vs Predator will be getting its second batch of downloadable content on July 7th with the Bughunt Map Pack. For $6.99, players get four brand new maps; two for Multiplayer and two for Survivor.
Not only that but these new maps are the first to feature environmental hazards and new weather effects. And we though the only thing you had to worry about about was pools of acidic blood and invisible spears.
Imagine Resident Evil 4 for Wii. Now imagine Resident Evil 5 for the PS3 with RE4′s control scheme. It’s basically the same experience. However, you will need to buy the Gold Edition since the original will not feature PlayStation Move support.
This update is pretty lame. Aside from demos for LEGO Harry Potter, Aqua Panic HD, and Death Track Resurrection, there’s almost nothing else but special offers and DLC.
Speaking of DLC, did you see the GINORMOUS list for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11? Wow! If you’re actually going to buy something this week make sure it’s the Fat Princess: Fat Roles DLC. Might as well get something good, right?
If you purchased a PSN+ subscription you’ll have a lot more deals to take advantage of and more content to download (although it won’t really be anything new).
What do you think about the subscription service so far? Do you like what it has to offer? Let us know.
The fallout from the emergency budget on June 22, which saw the Chancellor of the Exchequer scrap proposed tax breaks for the UK games industry, is still causing ripples within the industry. Bobby Kotick, chief executive of Activision Blizzard, and Ray Maguire, Sony Computer Entertainment’s UK managing director, are the latest to speak out, and they have warned that this decision could threaten future investment.
This is a very strong week for the PlayStation Network. Finally, after all the waiting, all the tears, all the pain, a Chun-Li avatar is now available. Oh, and some service called PSN+ went live. That’s not important though. If Chun-Li isn’t your character of choice there’s actually a bunch of new avatars from Super Street Fighter IV, Mega Man, and Final Fight. sw00t!
There actually isn’t much content this week aside from a downloadable version of inFAMOUS and the demo for Lego Harry Potter. Everything else is either discounts for PSN+ members or DLC. The downloadable content isn’t much to write about either. The highlight is clearly the Fat Princess: Fat Roles DLC. Buy it!
PlayStation Home now has a starter pack for all those Homies out there. The Starter Pack includes an apartment, furniture, the Harbor Studio Picture Frame, and a ton of costumes for males and females (Hamster, Luchadora, etc). It’s a $20 value and you only have to pay $5. Not bad!
It feels like an eternity since Final Fantasy Versus XIII was announced at E3 2006, when it was unveiled alongside Final Fantasy XIII. Since then details have been thin on the ground, but thankfully some new information has surfaced…
Today we can get PlayStation Plus. But soon we can also get Hulu Plus!
Hulu has announced a brand new deal to deliver a new $9.99 a month service to various platforms including the PlayStation 3.
The PS3 has been out for nearly four years, but Sony can now confidently wear a smile on their faces as the system has finally reached the stage where it is no longer sold at a loss!
Up until now we have been buying their systems for less than it cost them to make it, proving how good value it really has been for us.
Mortal Kombat has returned and it’s better than ever before.
PlayStation Plus, Sony’s upcoming PSN subscription service, is coming tomorrow June 29th and with it comes a new firmware update as well. No, cross game voice chat isn’t on the list of what’s included in 3.40 but there are a few surprises.
Investing heavily on Red Dead Redemption was a risk for Take-Two. There was no guarantee that the public would buy into the concept of the game, so it could easily have ended up an expensive flop. Ben Feder, CEO of Take-Two, agrees and he has been speaking to VentureBeat of his delight that the gamble has paid off.
Metal Gear Solid Rising, the latest in the Metal Gear series, will be different from other Metal Gear games. The focus is on “lightning bolt action” not “tactical espionage action”, and it will have the agile Raiden returning as lead rather than the tough and resourceful Solid Snake. Rising will be the start of a new series of games that will run alongside the usual Metal Gear Solid titles; it won’t be a one-off game.
Last year’s Search, Win, and Gloat competition had our readers scouring over PS3 Attitude looking for answers in order to win a spectacular SWAG bag filled with goodies that we’d collected at E3.
Well, we’ve traveled back to LA again this year and collected even more awesome goodies that we’d like to share with our readers. We’ve got t-shirts, stickers, and other video game related items. Here’s how you can win it all…
With E3 over, it has become clear that one of the biggest gaming publishers, Electronic Arts, is really in love with the PlayStation 3.
In Sony’s E3 conference they announced exclusive content for Dead Space 2 and Medal of Honor, including Dead Space: Extraction and Medal of Honor: Frontline, bundled in special editions of the games.
THQ has announced that a Red Faction game will be hitting the PSN as an appetiser for the main course that is Red Faction: Armageddon.
If it’s good, Armageddon it! (Sorry…So very sorry).
Profound sadness? Not really…
Bloomberg are reporting that Sony is in the process of striking a deal which would bring Hulu to the US PSN as early as this week.
Um, guys – what’s a Hulu?
A new trailer for Crysis 2 is available on IGN . The ‘Marine Salvage’ trailer looks as though its been inspired by Cloverfield, with its flickering camera and claustrophobic feel. For a teaser trailer, it’s pretty intense. The trailer is not recommended for proud New Yorkers who don’t want to see their city get demolished – because it most certainly does.