Article Archive for November 2010
Nuketown – Call of Duty: Black Ops’ small multiplayer map, based on a suburban nuclear testing area – has divided opinion across the net and on PS3 Attitude. There’s no doubt that it has a flawed spawn system, which will see you repeatedly die (through no fault of your own), but that hasn’t stopped gamers from voting for it again and again. It is by far the most popular map on Black Ops – but is popularity an accurate measure of quality? After all, just look at some of the nonsense that tops the film and music charts.
PS3 Attitude brings you three different opinions: Echo loves it, Danny_D loathes it and I’m (Seanoc) on the fence – it sure does hurt sitting on this picket fence. Read on to find out the reasons why we think the way we do about Nuketown…
There are few games that could be considered the flagship of the PlayStation brand. Ratchet & Clank, God of War and even the Uncharted series all are synonymous with PlayStation but how many can you name that have appeared on every Sony console, from the original PlayStation to even the PSP?
While you might having a hard time naming a few, there’s no doubt that Gran Turismo should come to mind.
Let’s explore the lineage of the Gran Turismo franchise from its early days on the PlayStation to its real life influences as we eagerly await the highly anticipated launch of Gran Turismo 5 on the PS3 this week.
The yearly Call of Duty release is upon us again, which can only mean one thing – it’s time for us all to start questioning whether this is finally the year that people start getting sick of Call of Duty. We can’t speak for everyone but after putting a hefty amount of time in to Call of Duty: Black Ops, we can at least share our opinion. So what do we think?
“I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It smells of… victory.” You didn’t expect us to write this article without the obligatory reference to a Vietnam-set Hollywood film, did you? You …
It seems like a lifetime ago when L.A. Noire was announced. The only thing worse than a game taking so long to develop is not hearing any information about it for months at a time. That’s exactly what has happened with L.A. Noire. Luckily, we’re finally starting to see some very good news and media come out of hiding.
Some of these trophy icons are pretty cool.
Last month we brought you some very extensive gameplay impressions from our time with Deus Ex: Human Revolution at the Eurogamer Expo. To quote Seanoc, “To say that it pleased the crowd would be an understatement.” Now we’ve got a small gameplay video straight from Eidos, which is something that has been quite rare up until now. Sure, there’s those low quality craptastic ‘leaked’ videos but they look like sewage water compared to what we’ve got here. This one comes straight from the source.
Just as we’ve stated a million times before, we’re huge LittleBigPlanet fans here at PS3 Attitude. Even the smallest news out of the Media Molecule camp is usually enough to send us prancing around the office. Then there’s announcements like the one we got today, when they roll out so much awesomeness all at once that it makes our heads explode… as we’re prancing.
Lucy Porter is back from having a baby, which she admits wasn’t as much fun as playing a PS3 game. Speaking of PS3 games, this episode features reviews for Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, The Sims 3 and Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1.
There’s also a preview of inFamous 2, a video on the making of Vanquish, and the second part of FirstPlay’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow bosses guide, as well as screenshot galleries of Batman: Arkham City and Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.
On 26 November, PDC World Championship Darts: Pro Tour will be released on PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360, and Eric Miller, Associate Producer from the game’s developer Redoub, has been explaining why advancements in motion control has made this the best PDC yet.
EA has announced Shift 2: Unleashed, the sequel to last year’s intense driving simulator Need for Speed: Shift, with Slightly Mad Studios back developing the game.
The London-based studio is committed, as always, to giving you the fastest and most visceral simulation experience around.
BioWare, the team behind the Mass Effect and Dragon Age games, has released a teaser for their next major project. It’s an image of a roughed-up male soldier, at a smashed window, aiming a rifle.
To make things more cryptic, BioWare has also tweeted two bardcodes. This has prompted everyone online to get out their smart-phones (equipped with barcode scanning apps and Google search) in an attempt to decipher the code. What could it be?
After last week’s lacklustre update, this is exactly what the doctor ordered. There’s a whole range of content this week, including Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time HD, the PSN release of Red Faction: Guerrilla, a port of the awesome Dreamcast title Crazy Taxi, and a permanent price cut for Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned.
There’s also Who’s That Flying?!, Mediatonic’s follow-up to the awesome minis title, Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess. Mediatonic describe their latest game as ‘a really interesting blend of mechanics and something we hope will appeal to the discerning tastes of minis players’. Check out the PS3 Attitude review to see what we think (it’s good!).
We haven’t even touched on all the DLC yet (of which there is even more than last week), but you’ll also find the free PS3-exclusive pack for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, ready for the game’s launch later this week, as well as add-ons for the likes of DJ Hero 2, Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage and Vanquish.
You’ve got to find something to love in this week’s update, right?
Earth has been invaded by a horde of Doom Beasts, and its guardian, the Guardian of Earth, has been summoned by the Intergalactic Council to explain how this could have happened on his watch. The council, made up of Guardians from around the solar system (including the Guardian of Uranus – joke intended), doesn’t appreciate the Guardian of Earth’s cockiness, nor his penchant for appearing on the front cover of magazines. Intergalactic prison appears to be the likely destination for Earth’s outlandish hero.
Capcom has officially announced the release dates for Marvel vs. Capcom 3. It’s coming out a lot sooner than we thought.
There are a fair amount of folks out there that aren’t big fans of HD remakes. We personally don’t understand it; you get full games in HD, they usually come with their own full set of trophies and they cost a fraction of what new full games cost. What’s not to love? Today, Sony announced that another classic franchise is coming to the PSN along with its own remake treatment. Click the title to see the full story.
Twitter? Prizes? Well, it is Tuesday, and you know what that means don’t you?
Yes, today PS3 Attitude becomes PSFree Attitude, where we give away great prizes to you, our delectable readers, via the medium of Twitter.
As usual we’ll be giving away all sorts of freebies to our loyal Twitter followers with prizes ranging from PSN codes for new games and DLC to physical swag that we have here at Attitude Towers.
We hope you’re following us on twitter…
This is one Collector’s Edition you don’t want to miss out on.
Delays are never something we like to see here at PS3 Attitude. Sure, if a game is not finished and needs a few more months in the oven, we’re all for it but ideally we would like to see them hit their launch windows every time. That has not been the case with both Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and Driver: San Fransisco, and unfortunately we’ll be waiting even longer than expected for both them to hit shelves.