Article Archive for June 2011
This week’s update is rather substantial. There’s a treasure trove of discounted downloadable content to pick through as well as a healthy does of brand-new content.
Time’s a wastin’ readers. Take a look.
At long last the Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta has arrived. However it’s only available to those who purchased inFamous 2 or are PlayStation Plus members…wait we’re all PS+ members (thank you outage, I think).
Other highlights this week include the very fun twin-stick shooter, Gatling Gears and the HD release of Beyond Good And Evil. Anyone want to buddy up in the beta?
It’s been close to eleven years since auteur games director, American McGee, released the first Alice game. In American McGee’s Alice, the developer took the world of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and gave it a darker twist, favouring more murderous imaginings over the cutesy, child-friendly stuff that we all read as a kid. In Alice Madness Returns, we get another chance to explore Alice’s macabre Wonderland.
The timeless sight of a mother bear nurturing her cubs, the quiet serenity of a babbling brook, a flock of graceful mallards slipping through the pale blue sky.
In Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2012 gamers can soak up the majesty of the great outdoors, then shoot it.
We chat to Ricci Rukavina, founder and CEO of Kung Fu Factory, to find out why Supremacy MMA is being designed the way it is and why its arcade/sim crossover could be a contender. In the interview Ricci reveals the extensive fighting game experience the team has, why Kung Fu Factory is shunning simulation and why not being beholden to a license is actually a very good thing.
Zen Studios is primarily known for its downloadable pinball titles. Since 2009, the independent development studio has been supporting Zen Pinball with additional DLC tables as well as another stand-alone title, Marvel Pinball, which features our favorite superheroes and villains battling it out for ultimate pinball dominance.
In a 7-2 vote, a federal appeals court declared a California law that would ban the sale or rental of violent video games to minors as unconstitutional.
Signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2005, the law would have prohibited the sale or rental of violent video games to anyone under the age of 18, and forced retailers to pay a $1,000 fine per violation. It would have also created stricter regulations for manufacturers.
The aspect I appreciate most about SEGA Rally Online Arcade (SROA) is its unapologetic allegiance to its title. At a time when gamers struggle to discern gameplay hints from the likes of Ar tonelico Qoga, SROA shines like a beacon of relative transparency.
For better or worse SROA gives you exactly what its namesake implies, a rally-racer with arcade roots that sports basic online functionality. Unfortunately it is from this steadfast commitment to a somewhat outdated genus that many of the games problems are forged.
The Baconing. According to Thongolith myth, one should never wear all six Thongs of Virtue at once. Aside from causing extreme discomfort, the very act will unbalance the force and bring great evil upon the world. It’s not the done thing. Is it DeathSpank?
With David O. Russell, Mark Wahlberg and a script that sounded like it was stolen from another video game series (seriously, Sly Cooper anyone?) all gone from the Uncharted movie adaptation, fans are now left wondering what will happen with their beloved Nate Drake.
The European PlayStation Store consistently outdoes its North American counterpart in terms of full-game downloads. This week is no different as EU gamers are granted the option of a full Blu-Ray download of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.
In other news, Cole Phelps returns to the arson desk with the ‘Nicholson Electroplating Arson Case’. If you’re planning on collecting all the DLC that L.A. Noire is scheduled to offer, the Rockstar Pass would be a wise investment.
Namco Bandai Games has revealed the contents for the limited edition of Dark Souls, set to release later this fall in October.
Summer has officially begun PS3 Attitude fans. Time to cut off the bottom halves of your pants and jump in a lake. In accordance with the seasonal change EA is offering shimmering content discounts for three of its titles. 3 on 3 NHL Arcade is a fantastic way to melt away an afternoon with two friends.
As for the rest of the update, well, if you were to say that this wasn’t the strongest selection of content ever to his the PSN we wouldn’t disagree.
The brainchild of Hothead Games and legendary Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert, DeathSpank is unlike most heroes; he’s a shoot before asking type of guy — a dispenser of justice and slayer of demons. He’s also quite the collector; on his quests to find a powerful artifact (known as The Artifact), our hero “acquired” more loot than Blackbeard. Read on to find out more about this PS3A Hero.
Binary Domain is the latest venture from Toshihiro Nagoshi, one of the minds behind the Yakuza series. This time around he’s traded in the Tokyo underworld for robotic revolution. This is what happens when robots stop taking orders.
Today PS3 Attitude are pleased to announce a new writer is joining our happy band of volunteers.
The good people at Webtrends have released an infographic for E3; it shows which of the major players created the most buzz during the event. The data is gathered from Monday 6 June through to Friday 10 June, and it shows who received the most mentions on blogs, Twitter and other social networking sites.
When it comes to videogames, the Call of Duty franchise reigns supreme. Whenever a new game is release, it shatters records, not just for games but for the entire entertainment industry. This is why the upcoming Modern Warfare 3 is such a big deal. We were able to get a firsthand look at some gameplay during E3; exploring just a few of the missions you’ll be tasked with.
Mass Effect 2 was predominantly a corridor shooter, even with its huge and richly detailed space world. It wasn’t a bad set up, though; BioWare found a successful balance between exploration and action, and the gaming world responded by giving the team a slew of awards.