Article Archive for June 2010
The poor Helghast in this teaser gets Killzowned.
Didn’t buy the first White Knight Chronicles? Not a problem. An updated version of the original game will be included in the sequel.
Toot toot! All aboard the Twitter hype machine as it will soon be leaving the station. Yes that’s correct, once again our good friend Twitter is being used for a bit of sneaky viral marketing – and the good news is that it’s implying that Thief is set to hit the PS3.
FirstPlay has been with us for a few months now and it’s starting to get into its stride, with decent content appearing every week. But what can you find in this week’s episode?
It’s fair to say that not many of us would turn down the chance to be a superhero. The fame, the glory, the powers and the impending explosions would be too good an opportunity to pass up.
Many a night the members of Team Attitude don some lycra apparel and head out into the public with the intention of doing good (except Danny D).
Sony Online Entertainment has announced that – come November – you too will get the chance to dress in dubious costumes and prance about large cities -DC Universe Online will be unleashed.
The greatest basketball player in the NBA signs an epic deal with 2K Sports.
This is a pretty good week. Aside from Toy Story 2 being added as a PSone Classic, a really awesome game is now available in Europe. Please welcome… *drum roll* Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus! Yay!
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CVG are reporting that Rockstar, the publisher behind Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto, will be having a low key presence at E3 this year.
It was expected that Max Payne 3 and L.A. Noire would be on show at the press event in LA, but Rockstar have changed their plans because they fear there will not be enough time to show as much as they would like.
Shmups are an underrepresented genre on the PlayStation Network. Sure, there are dual-joystick shooters like Super Stardust HD available, but it’s just not the same.
In 2008, Söldner-X: Himmelssturmer hit the PSN and the reception was mixed. There was a lot of promise, but poor design choices kept the game from being great. SideQuest Studios received tons of feedback and decided to work on a sequel exclusively for the PlayStation Network.
Is Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype the classic shmup that fans have been waiting for?
Match of the Day pundit Mark Lawrenson has been dropped by Konami for PES 2011 to be replaced by ITV pundit Jim Beglin. This will be music to the ears of the many PES fans who accuse the former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland defender of putting in wooden and half-hearted performances while commentating in the game.
Pre-orders – every games developer/publisher wants you to make one for their game. Of course – the retailers want it on the action too. Unfortunately for some we have had the best few months of games releases for a long time, so to secure that vital pre-order outlets are having to go that extra mile.
Can Test Drive Unlimited 2 tempt us with its pre-order wares?
This week isn’t so bad. Although N2O being a PSone Classic is a joke. Especially since Europe received Final Fantasy IX last week. Such cruelty.
A bunch of PSP games are now ridiculously cheap. We don’t talk much about the portable system, but you’ll definitely want to pick up many of these games if you haven’t done so already. The original Soldner-X also received a permanent price drop and there’s even a bundle pack that includes Soldner-X 2 (review coming soon!).
There’s two new games this week: Tecmo Bowl Throwback and Planet Mini-golf. A demo is available for only Planet Mini-golf for some reason.
Aside from that, everything else is DLC. Nothing unusual here. More songs for Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and even more Record of Agarest War milking. Map Pack 2 for Lost Planet 2 is out now and Dead to Rights: Retribution has DLC that features new multiplayer modes.
New avatars for Soldner-X 2 and Super Street Fighter IV (Juri, Akuma, Sagat) can be purchased for a low price. There is a disturbing lack of Chun-Li. Next week maybe? We’ll see. If not, there will be a riot.
The Harry Potter films are coming to an end with only one book remaining that has yet to hit the big screen. In order to prevent the film from lasting longer than six hours, and presumably milk the franchise for all it’s worth, Warner Bros. decided to release Deathly Hallows in two parts.
It should come as no surprise then, that the video game based on the film will be split up into two parts as well to coincide with the films release.
This month, we’ve been skinning everything in sight in Red Dead Redemption, demonstrating our construction skills in ModNation Racer and making our boards do the work in Skate 3. But as much as we enjoyed these titles, our thoughts kept drifting to the future as we got excited about news of sequels to massive PlayStation exclusives. Here’s the rundown of May’s highlights…
Fans of comic mayhem will be pleased to know that the PSN game Joe Danger is dangerously close to being released. Sorry – that was poor even by our usual standards.
Cheap puns aside, the last couple of years haven’t exactly been sunshine and lollipops. With jobs losses aplenty, sometimes you need a quick cash injection to get by.
Well it seems GameStation might be able to help – and no, you’ve not misread that.
Split/Second: Velocity (known simply as Split/Second in North America) is the second PS3 title from Brighton-based Black Rock Studio. The game was first revealed at the beginning of last year, with the developer promising high speed and masses of destruction, but did they deliver?