Article Archive for June 2011
When it first launched over two and a half years ago, PlayStation Home was seen as a bold experiment by Sony, which, if marketed well, had massive potential. Unfortunately, despite a huge increase in the amount of content available in Home since then, most gamers have ignored the service, as there is arguably no real incentive to keep logging in.
However, it seems that Home isn’t quite as dead as many of us thought, because half a million gamers have logged into the service over E3 and visited Sony’s dedicated E3 space, which included a live stream of the company’s press conference. Last year’s similar Home event only attracted a quarter of a million users, although it did not include a live stream.
Puzzle Agent is developer Telltale Game’s initial project in what they’ve deemed their ‘Pilot Program’. Essentially the program is modeled after the structure established by the television industry. The intent is to create fresh ideas …
“When I worked as a mortician, death was all around me — all the time. It was a daily routine that someone died. What I witnessed back then might have helped me create this new style of hell in the Shadows of the Damned.”
Battlefield 3 looks mind-bogglingly good on a high spec PC. We’re not foolish. We know our PS3 version won’t look as nice. However, some have got twitchy of late because EA has kept console footage away from the public gaze. The people have asked, “will the console versions look decidedly average?”
When Papo & Yo was announced, we were immediately intrigued by its unique gameplay and storyline, as absurd as it sounded. Quico is just your average boy aside from the fact that he has a giant pink rhino-like creature named Monster for a pet. Oh and then there’s Lula, a robot who helps tame Monster. Okay, so Quico isn’t so average after all.
This week the store update is a little on the bare side. Magic The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 and Midnight Club Los Angeles Complete Edition are looking like fantastic downloads but this is a top heavy group.
It may be time to dust off your ten-gallon hat and collection plastic instruments as the country-themed Rock Band Mini-Sale is available this week only.
Of course there are other downloads to be had here. Who knows maybe you’ve been waiting for a chance to play the original Tekken again.
Prepare to take a trip down memory lane as you travel back into the 80s with Awesomenauts, a retro 16-bit multiplayer online battle arena influenced by our favorite cartoon titles of old. Developed by Romino Games, this downloadable title lets players take control of various wacky characters as they are pitted against one another in one giant area.
But just how awesome is Awesomenauts? We got some hands-on time with the game at E3 to find out.
There’s no doubt that when Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 hits shelves this fall it’s going to be big, regardless of how good the game is. It’s a title that overshadows all others, save for one; Battlefield 3.
Since its release of the Fault Line video series, EA has been pushing Battlefield 3 as the number one contender against Activision’s golden child. With stunning graphics and immersive gameplay, can the Battlefield series overthrow the king?
This week the PlayStation Store update gives us the highly anticipated release of Outland. Developed by Housemarque, the team behind the distinguished Super Stardust and Dead Nation, Outland is a strategic platformer that has already garnered plenty of praise.
Other highlights this week include the Call of Duty Black Ops: Escalation pack as well as Magic The Gathering: Duels Of The Planeswalkers 2012 and Midnight Club Los Angeles: Complete Edition (a banner week for colons). As always there are other downloads that may catch your eye so head on in and check out the update.
At this year’s E3, 46,800 industry professionals, journalists, retailers and analysts arrived in LA to experience the videogame industry’s biggest event of the year, and with over 200 exhibitors promoting their latest games and hardware, this year was arguably the biggest ever.
We cannot offer you a complete guide to E3 2011 (that would require writing a book), but we can give you this neat list featuring 10 thing that caught our attention during this year’s show. We had great games and impressive hardware on show and a lot of stuff happening in-between. Enjoy.
Serious Sam is making his PlayStation 3 debut with Serious Sam 3: BFE. Those familiar with the Serious Sam franchise will know that it likes to keep things simple when it comes to first person shooters. There are no regenerating health shields or perfectly placed walls for cover. As the tagline says, “No Cover, All Man.”
This year’s E3 was incredibly dense. Trailers, screenshots, impressions and press releases have been pouring out this week. Now that everyone has packed up and fled Los Angeles, we’d like to tie up a few loose ends with a trio of trailers for Far Cry 3, The Darkness II and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.
If there’s one question that developers surely consider before making a sequel, it’s probably: rinse and repeat or start afresh? The number of identikit sequels around points to the former being the safest bet; however, isn’t that a bit boring?
All the same, Volition could’ve played it safe for Armageddon. They could’ve said, “let’s get a new Mason, explore a new section on Mars and rethink some of Guerrilla’s missions. It’ll be magic.” It probably would.
Starhawk, the spiritual successor the spiritual successor to LightBox Interactive’s Warhawk, has already garnered a great amount of attention from the gaming community, and for good reason.
Using the new Build & Battle mechanic, Starhawk lets players build fortresses, weapons, vehicles, and other structures with the push of a button, whenever and wherever they want. Blending elements of RTS with third person shooter, the game will be something both new and familiar to Warhawk fans.
PS3 Attitude got some hands-on time with one of Starhawk’s multiplayer modes, a variation of capture the flag, at Sony’s press conference event. How does the game shape up so far, and more importantly, did we capture the enemy’s flag?
Like the North American update, this week the European store is receiving somewhat of an abbreviated selection of content. However North American users have reason to be jealous of their European brethren as inFamous 2 and Beyond Good And Evil HD are both available for download this week.
With all that E3 week brings to the table it’s easy for our dear PlayStation Store updates to get lost in the shuffle.
It may not be the largest bevy of content to ever hit the PSN but there is some value to be had. Remember we’re all PlayStation Plus members for the time being. Take a look.
If you’ve got eight minutes (technically 7:50, the extra 10 seconds are your prerogative) to spare there are much worse ways to spend it than watching gameplay footage from one of the industry’s most widely anticipated games. Enjoy this extended look at id Software’s RAGE.
Today at E3, Sony Online Entertainment told us that Free Realms will be releasing in the EU soon. They were unwilling to give us an exact release date but did stress the word “soon”. So very vague, sure, but at least soon is sooner than later.
Sony is launching its first ever PlayStation branded television in an attempt to break down the barriers for those looking to join the 3D gaming revolution. The new set will feature a 24″ LCD screen and will produce full high-definition pictures, but its best feature is its price. You won’t need to sell your body to get this sexy piece of kit.