Article Archive for February 2011
We stand on the brink of Test Drive Unlimited 2′s release (Feb 8 US/Feb 11 EU) and in order to properly inspire gamers to relinquish their cash (if they haven’t already) Atari has delivered three new videos brandishing the game’s beauty.
After a disappointing full-fat 3D outing for Nathan “Rad” Spencer, Capcom is returning the Bionic Commando to safe territory with Bionic Commando Rearmed 2. This is not a surprising move, considering the first Rearmed was a critical success (it received a solid 86 average rating on Metacritic for its retro gameplay and presentation) and the financial risks are relatively small here because it is a low-budget PlayStation Network game. Capcom may very well be in a win-win situation.
Last week Gamespot revealed the upcoming Shadow Mode for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 where players can download content packs that feature AI teams that fight in playstyles of Capcom developers and fighting legends.
If you’ve ever wanted to go up against producer Ryota Niitsuma and other then this is your chance.
There are many people who may feel swamped at the sheer amount of options and things to do in the epic Gran Turismo 5. But never fear! PS3 Attitude is here to help! We’re here to provide some of the best tips and tricks, which are tried and tested by the best experts out there: you guys.
If scaring yourself witless in a third person game like Dead Space 2 isn’t exactly your thing then maybe you will find the first-person scares of F.E.A.R. 3 more suitable.
Developer Day 1 Studios plans to give you (and a friend) reason to be afraid this May. Until then have a glance at the slew of newly released screenshots and see if there’s anything there that will get you muttering incoherently to yourself.
As you know, we here at PS3 Attitude are all about giving to charity so we take pleasure in hearing that The Behemoth will be bringing the Pink Knight to Castle Crashers, with all revenue from sales going towards charities for breast cancer research.
See it. Shoot it. Destroy it. Repeat. A simple formula that spawned a unique franchise.
Slated for a May release the newest game in the series: Red Faction: Armageddon looks to take the outfit in a slightly different direction. Instead of miners rising up against the oppressive hand group of violent groups, this version appears to dip its toe into the sci-fi realm. How much of a departure is this from previous games? Have a look.
Codemasters announced today that DiRT 3 will be released globally across all formats on May 24th, 2011 and have provided a few new screenshots as well.
As if to remind us that there is also a new video game on horizon to go along with all the news regarding Christopher Nolan’s next film, Warner Bros. have released four new screenshots giving us a deeper look at the environments and villains that gamers will encounter in Batman: Arkham City.
Arkham City marks the introduction of Two Face as he was one of the few villains not included in the original. The coin-flipping, duality enthusiast will be sure to wreck shop in Gotham later this year (hopefully) but until then get a good, long look at his ugly mug as well as Harley Quinn’s alternatively gorgeous visage.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is less than two weeks away from release, and while there are no more new characters left to announce, Capcom has released new images for the first batch of DLC characters, Jill Valentine and Shuma-Gorath.
We are now in the year of the rabbit; that means, if you’re into astrology this is going to be an exciting year for you and your PlayStation 3, what with rabbits being known for their artistic talents and good taste. However, those who consider astrology to be a lot of superstitious nonsense may require further persuasion.
We advise unbelievers to look at the games released in January – LittleBigPlanet 2, Dead Space 2 and Mass Effect 2 – because these alone point to a good year. Each one is a blockbuster title and likely to be in contention when the awards are being handed out. What’s more, this selection is diverse and offers something for almost everyone. There are worse ways to start a year, that’s for sure.
Namco have announced that they have partnered with FromSoftware, the talented developers behind the critically acclaimed Demon’s Souls and 3D Dot Game Heroes, to publish Dark Souls and Armored Core V in 2011 and 2012 respectively.
This week on the European store minis are brought to the forefront via the February mega minis sale. We’ve got 20 minis that have been discounted plus two all new minis.
Also get yourself in on the Killzone 3 multiplayer open beta and check out the trial and unlock of Tetris because believe it or not the game shaped up to be worth a go given the implementation of online leaderboards and multiplayer. If new fangled games aren’t quite your bag take a trip to the past with Crash Bandicoot 2 and enjoy the polygonal visuals or get back to your arcade roots with X-Men Arcade.
DrinkBox Studios is an independent Toronto-based game developer that was founded in April 2008, following the closure of Pseudo Interactive. The company offers various professional game development and consulting services, and has recently released its first ever original title.
Tales from Space: About a Blob came out yesterday in North America, and is available exclusively on the PlayStation Network. In our review, we described it as ‘a great first title from this promising indie developer’, and we thoroughly recommend you download the demo the next opportunity you get (after you’ve read this interview, of course).
Chris Harvey, lead programmer and CTO at DrinkBox, was kind enough to take some time out to talk to PS3 Attitude about the developer’s first release.
This week on the PlayStation Store Ps3 owners once again get access to a bevy of new content and those of us that saw fit to subscribe to PlayStation Plus are being granted three games for the unbeatable price of free.
Some of the highlights of the week include Bionic Commnado: Rearmed 2 (the sequel to the downloadable remake) which looks like it plays similarly to the previous outing and Assassin’s Creed II Deluxe Edition which is comprised of the full game plus all available downloadable content. Don’t forget we have got a review up for Tales from Space: About a Blob and a rather interesting interview regarding The UnderGarden.
You may be saying to yourself: ‘wait a minute I already know everything there is to know about the morality system in inFamous 2, they had the same one in the original’. Well friend that one was less than stellar and this year with inFamous 2 Sucker Punch hopes to reinvent their morality scheme to create something that is both significant and thought provoking.
We’ve got the scoop straight from Sucker Punch’s own Ken Schramm as to what the new and improved morality system will feature. Also there is a new video that provides some insight into the type of choices Cole McGrath will be making this time around (as well as the consequences). Oh and don’t forget the screenshots. There’s plenty to be had here so go on in and have yourself a look.
Last week, PS3 Attitude visited Capcom’s UK headquarters to meet Ryoto Niitsuma, producer of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and take him on at his own game. While we were playing we were able to put plenty of questions to him regarding the style of the game, the characters, its balancing and much more. Niitsuma-san was in good spirits and looked to be excited about the upcoming launch. Who can blame him?
The 2D puzzle platformer Tales from Space: About a Blob releases later today in North America, as part of the first PlayStation Plus update of February, and will release on the Store proper next week. The title is the very first original game developed by Toronto based DrinkBox Studios, and is exclusive to the PlayStation Network. But what did we think of it?