Article Archive for December 2010
2010 has been host to many fantastic games, both exclusive and multiplatform. Seanoc has already mentioned heavy hitters including Bayonetta, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and his selection for GOTY, Gran Turismo 5. While they are all spectacular games in their own rights, they hold nothing against the fallen God of War. That’s right; I’m speaking of Kratos in God of War III, my choice for Game of the Year 2010.
Selecting a game of the year is rarely easy, and it has been no different this year.
Dear friends of PS3 Attitude,
The team at Attitude Towers would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and hope that you all have a wonderful day. We also hope that you got what you wanted, and didn’t receive a copy of Naughty Bear from a well-meaning grandparent – sorry 505 Games.
Because you can never have too many fighting games.
Pinball fans, rejoice! Zen Studios, the makers of the popular Zen Pinball, are at it again. This time, they are providing four new tables based on characters from the Marvel universe. Unlike the recent pinball releases from Zen, this is actually a stand alone title and not downloadable content.
Does the combination of Marvel and Pinball make for a great game or is there simply not enough content to justify the price?
If this trailer for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 doesn’t get you excited, nothing will.
It looks like Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will feature a new playable character and… a younger Heihachi Mishima?
If history has taught us anything, it’s that video games based on movies belong in the bargain bin at the local Blockbuster. Typically they are rushed to production in order to hitch a ride on any hype train associated with the film, sometimes having little or nothing to do with the film at all except for the name.
Can Tron: Evolution break the movie stereotype or is it destined for deresolution?
FirstPlay has gone all festive this week, with a whole host of holiday-themed content, including a review of the year, a round-up of the best Christmas films, and even some free gifts in the form of a dynamic theme celebrating OPM reaching fifty issues and a couple of free avatars.
However, if you’re one of those people that hate Christmas specials, then there’s plenty of content for you too, including reviews of Tron: Evolution and the Prince of Persia Trilogy, screenshot galleries of Brink and Mass Effect 2, plus much more.
The first Dead Space was a brilliant game that brought fear and anxiety to another level. If the demo is any indication, the sequel is going to be just as good, if not better than the original. Were you expecting otherwise? Probably not.
If you haven’t had a chance to try the demo for yourself yet, we have a gameplay video that shows you just how exhilarating and terrifying Dead Space 2 truly is. Oh, and Isaac goes a bit crazy attacking babies. Hey! They came after him first!
Konami has announced that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow will be receiving two new DLC packs that are expected to be released in 2011.
The two packs entitled ‘Reverie’ and ‘Resurrection’ will further explore the castle grounds and the events after the main quest of the game.
Traditionally, the PS Store update before Christmas is always chock-full of great content, but this year SCEE have truly outdone themselves, with what is without a doubt the best update ever!
Firstly, later today will see the releases of a number of highly anticipated PSN titles, including Eat Them!, echochrome ii, Magic: The Gathering, Tetris, and the first batch of NEOGEO Station games.
There’s also a ridiculous amount of trials and demos, the stand-outs of which are what will no doubt be three of 2011’s biggest games: Dead Space 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, and Mass Effect 2.
You’ll also find a massive amount of downloadable content, notably the Vietnam expansion for Battlefield: Bad Company 2, as well as add-ons for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, R.U.S.E., and The Sims 3.
Furthermore, there’s the biggest sale the European Store has ever seen, with far too much content to list here, but some of our picks are Joe Danger, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, and PixelJunk Shooter. Be sure to check out the huge list of deals on the Store.
But that’s not all! From today, PlayStation Plus subscribers can also download (for free) the minis title, A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks, and the NEOGEO game, Samurai Shodown. There’s also further discounts on other NEOGEO titles, and more.
Best update ever? Quite possibly. There is so much good content it’s not even funny. Where do we even begin? Well, PlayStation Plus Subscribers get a bunch of discounts and a game trial for Borderlands and MAG. Not bad, right? It gets better.
If you’re not a PS+ subscriber, don’t worry, there’s still a bunch of games on sale. Sonic 4, Bomberman Ultra, After Burner Climax, Worms 2, and more. It’s craziness!
Listing all of the downloadable games would be pointless, just know that there are 10 NEOGEO classics now available on the PSN, echochrome ii, Prince of Persia; The Two Thrones HD, Top Darts, and Front Mission 3 for the PSone.
Awesome right? Oh, but there’s more! This week is demos galore – Dead Space 2, Mass Effect 2, LittleBigPlanet 2 (notice a trend?), Blokus, and Beat Sketcher. Glorious, isn’t it? This week’s content will definitely last you for quite some time.
After a two month delay, it seems like Sony Online Entertainment is finally ready to ship DC Universe Online to retailers.
nail’d is an arcade racing game that doesn’t take itself too seriously. This is a game with unrealistic physics, crazy track layouts, and extremely fast gameplay. The racing experience is as pure as it can be.
Unfortunately, this results to being nothing more than a shallow racer that overstays its welcome by the time you’re halfway done with it.
It’s been a while since we last heard about Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, the third-person co-op fantasy action game from inXile, which we previewed back in October. That is, at least, up until now; Bethesda Softworks has released a new trailer, introducing some of the dark fantasy themes that players will experience in the game.
A new developer diary for Bulletstorm has been released by EA, explaining the game’s story and its obscene characters.
Bulletstorm is, of course, the larger than life space shooter from People Can Fly, the team behind Gears of War. It may look like a generic first-person shooter, but, believe us when we say, Bulletstorm has more balls than any other game belonging to its genre.
The Vietnam expansion pack for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will be launching tomorrow. It includes four new 60s-Vietnam-inspired maps (and an unlockable fifth), a massive soundtrack, and a ton of new weapons and vehicles for you to cause mayhem. It is an essential purchase for Battlefield fans.
Today in both Europe and North America, Gran Turismo 5 users will be prompted to update the next time they launch the game. Coming in at 608MB, version 1.05 adds a sizable amount of new content and improves functionality within the game.
North American racers will also be pleased to know that today marks the start of GT Academy where one lucky contestant will win the opportunity to become a professional race car driver.