Article Archive for February 2011
Speaking broadly, there are two things that make Deus Ex Human Revolution a very exciting game: firstly, it is smart, especially for a first-person shooter; and secondly, it looks supremely cool, as you can see from the latest screenshots from publisher Square Enix.
In an effort to breathe new life into a franchise that was originally released 30 years ago, Atari is set to release a re-imagining of one of the 2600’s flagship games: Yars’ Revenge for PSN.
The Qotile are back to give the Yar fits as you try to right the misguided conquests of your past in this anime inspired reboot.
The first-person shooter genre is one of the most dominant of this generation. The success of Call of Duty alone is staggering. Back in late December, Activision announced that Black Ops had surpassed $1bn in sales and that over 600m hours had been logged playing the game. The game is still topping the charts today. Call of Duty isn’t the only franchise flying the flag for first-person shooters either; there is also much fanfare for Killzone, Battlefield, Medal of Honor and Resistance, to name just a few of the big hitters.
Bethesda Softworks announced The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim at last year’s VGAs with a brief teaser trailer depicting a stone mural in which a dragon comes to life. They have now released the first official gameplay trailer for Skyrim and boy is it beautiful.
Recently we were given a brief glimpse at Battlefield 3 via a short trailer. In that trailer we saw a lot of tanks, helicopters and text but unfortunately no gameplay.
In the latest trailer we see flickers of gameplay intertwined with a shaky video feed and the same rather cinematic presentation featured in the previous trailer. Smash cuts abound.
We can’t help but notice that you finished all of your Dead Space 2. Nice work but there’s more to do on the Sprawl.
EA and Visceral Games are ready to release a slice of DLC that will again have you meandering through the massive space city. This time you’ll encounter an old foe and will not be shooting this foe as Issac.
We’ve got all the details on the add-on content. Check it out.
This week is all about demos and add-on content. Yes there are more minis on sale this week (the same from last week) but you saw that coming.
Highlights this week include demos for Dragon Age 2 and Yakuza4. If you’re looking for add-on content, Fallout: New Vegas – Dead Money is hitting the store to go with brand new downloads for Killzone 3 and Need for Speed.
Of course that’s not all the store has to offer this week. Check out the list and start downloading.
Test Drive Unlimited 2 has only been out for a few weeks now, but it has been plagued with numerous bugs and issues, all of which you can read about in our official review.
Atari and Eden Games are aware of the issues and have been working hard to remedy the situation as quickly as possible. They have now issued an official response, stating that the PC version has been fixed and that a console patch should arrive shortly. They are also offering the first premium DLC for free as a thank you to fans for being so patient.
Normally as consumers our only vehicle with which to voice our opinions with any sort of weight is with our dollars. How can Activision charge $15 for a pack of broken maps? Because it was downloaded about 2.5 million times in the first week.
This week however we get the chance to actually vote for our favorite games featured on PSN in the last year. Winners will be determined in the following categories: exclusives, PS3 games, PSP games, and minis. Said winners will then go on sale following the March 1 deadline (although if you bought it, loved it, and then voted for it what good would a sale be?). Make sure you get to the store and cast your vote.
Fight Night Champion is nearing its early March release date and we have a few new screenshots to present, courtesy of Electronic Arts.
The images show David “The Hayemaker” Haye squaring off with boxing brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko of the Heavyweight division. The Fight Night series has always provided stellar graphics in the ring and it appears that Champion will be no different.
Take a trip if you will to the Wasteland. A post-apocalyptic world characterized by lawlessness and abject violence. As gamers this is familiar world to an extent.
What we haven’t seen is id Software’s take on the idea. The word ‘famed’ hardly seems to encapsulate the studio that created the first-person shooter. Derivative isn’t exactly their style. Check out their newest trailer and screenshots.
Killzone 3 is clearly a title that makes some people uncomfortable.
This particular author doesn’t normally bother reading other people’s reviews at all, but that golden rule was broken when stories of a few ‘less than stellar’ opinions were being touted on Twitter. Could Killzone 3 really be a 6 or 7 out of 10 game? Or are we dealing with some kind of irrational backlash against, apparently, nothing at all?
Read on as PS3 Attitude give you one of our trademark scoreless reviews. Everything you need to know about Killzone 3, good and bad, is contained within.
Look on the PSN and you’ll find a myriad of the typical shooters, platformers, and puzzle games. Search around enough and you’ll find unique gems like Flower, PixelJunk Eden and Flow. The PSN is known for taking aboard the videogame industry’s more quirky titles. The UnderGarden is one of those.
In The UnderGarden, players will travel deep into the caverns below the Earth where they will meet Ludwig, a hovering creature that’s part demon, part something else, but all cute. At least, that’s the description we’re going by. His (or her) goal is to pollinate the bleak world of theUnderGarden and bring some color and life to the scene. In order to successfully navigate the place, you’ll have to gather pollen, solve puzzles, and avoid hazardous obstacles.
Does The UnderGarden bring color to the PSN or should it have remained in the darkness and never see the light of day?
Killzone 3, the unashamedly butch, badass and drop-dead gorgeous first-person shooter from Dutch developer Guerrilla Games, is out next week, and we’re currently playing through it, preparing for the PS3 Attitude review. We’re not in a position to give our verdict, yet, but we have a good feeling that fans be delighted with the latest instalment in the series.
We’ve also been speaking to our friends at Guerrilla, who have kindly shared five interesting pieces of trivia about Killzone 3 and the team behind it. Forget all you know about the guys at Guerrilla; they may enjoy gouging out Helghast eyes – yes, we love the new brutal melee system – but they‘re really a nice bunch: good, animal-loving people. Here are five thoughts straight from Guerrilla’s fancy new HQ:
Update v1.06 for Gran Turismo 5 is now available. It actually arrived on Friday, but we feel the need to get this on the site, because v1.06 comes with plenty of really nice features.
The notable changes relate to B-Spec mode: Remote Racing has arrived allowing you to control your B-Spec drivers from your browser, and you can now host B-Spec races online against your friends.
There were lots of other exciting features added with this update, some of which are very welcome, such as the ability to use user-created tracks online in Open Lobby and Lounge matches, and the new car rental system is also great.
On the heels of the announcement that the next full installment in the series is coming later this year, Ubitsoft has revealed a new batch of DLC for Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood featuring the original renaissance man.
This week, many gamers will be getting their first taste of the trademak high tempo, three on three, gameplay of Marvel vs. Capcom. The third entry in the series launched today in Europe after being out in North America since Tuesday. It’s a great game but we sympathise with anyone who finds the speed, air combos and assist moves all a bit bewildering. If you’re one of the bewildered ones, you should read on.
Recently, Sony has been rereleasing some of their Classic PS2 games on the PS3 under the ‘Classics HD’ title. While the games themselves are a fantastic trip down memory lane, the issue of box art has been raised, mainly they don’t look too good. Here’s my take.
Well folks there are again more minis to be had this week as the February Mega minis Sale rolls on. A brand new slate of minis has burst onto the scene replacing the tired, old slate from last week.
Minis aside the highlight of the update has to be the Killzone 3 single player demo. A game that looks promising enough to be one of the system’s landmark titles this year. All that stands between you and shooting Helghast are 1522MB.
There is more to be had here so get in and start downloading.