Article Archive for September 2011
We’ve always spoken highly of SpecialEffect, the UK-based charity that helps disabled people play video games through inovative methods. As you’re well aware, our very own DolphGB is tackling the toughest 10k in the country in an effort to raise money for GamesAid, a UK charity which supports companies like SpecialEffect.
Check out the following video to see just exactly what they do and why you should support this wonderful cause.
The public availability of the Battlefield 3 beta highlights an update which includes an HD release of Resident Evil: Code Veronica and Rochard, an exclusive puzzle-platformer.
There’s more to be had in this meaty update including full downloads of Crysis 2 and FIFA 12. Check it out.
The Battlefield 3 beta has officially commenced and to help spread the word of its envisioned dominance EA have called upon the talents of the one, the only, the Hova, Jay-Z.
The Hitman: Absolution demo at Eurogamer Expo has a smashing start, literally. It begins with Agent 47 — the bald, genetically modified assassin from all Hitman games — smashing headfirst through a window. The act is voluntary, of course; he is trying to find a quiet place to hide from the cops.
This week’s North American PS Store update brings Resident Evil Code Veronica X HD to join its Resident Evil 4 HD brethren from last week. There’s also the PSN exclusive Rochard from Sony Online Entertainment and Castlevania: Harmony of Despair if zombies don’t suit your fancy.
Check out the list below for the rest of this week’s releases.
Journey is a game that has been on everybody’s radar since it was announced way back at E3 2010 by thatgamecompany. Since then we’ve seen plenty of screenshots and gameplay videos and have even had the opportunity to play the game in its closed beta most recently. Even so, there is still a lot of mystery surrounding the title, one of which being its release date.
Wonder no longer because Journey will be coming in spring 2012, announced thatgamecompany on the PlayStation.Blog.
Thus far, 2011 has been a gilded year for Crytek. The haloed Crysis series made its mark on the console market in March with the much lauded Crysis 2.
Given the warm reception Crysis 2 received, Crytek have decided to bring console gamers full circle with the offering of the original Crysis via PSN download next month. If these screenshots are any indication the game will maintain the renowned presentation quality established by Crysis four years prior.
As well as the main Uncharted 3 conference, PS3 Attitude was also invited to a more private developer session with Richard Lemarchand and Nolan North, on Saturday afternoon. Sadly, we weren’t allowed to film some of it, but we were at least able to shoot the Q&A that rounded off the meeting.
Of the dozens of games at the Eurogamer Expo, the title PS3 Attitude was most interested in hearing about was Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. We’ve already shown you arguably the highlight of the entire event, but the rest of it was pretty good too!…
The multiplayer pump, like all the best online taunts ever created, is an act of silly depravity, which does neither the taunter or the taunted any justice. Nailing this taunt, however, at the right time in Uncharted is incredibly satisfying.
So, to see Nolan North perform Nathan Drake’s signature taunt – on stage, in front of a packed audience at the Eurogamer Expo – was, well, a momentous occasion.
Thus far a bounty of characters from both the Batman and DC universes have been announced for Batman: Arkham City.
The inclusion of lesser known villains like Solomon Grundy is great but we’d be remiss if the Joker didn’t get his proper due.
Cosplay is a well-established gaming tradition, and you clearly don’t have a proper gaming expo unless you can attract a Commander Shepherd or Chell impersonator. Note: bonus points are also given if Chell carries a meticulously detailed Portal gun.
At this year’s Eurogamer Expo, cosplayers came out in force. We definitely noticed an increase in dressed-up gamers compared to previous years, and the quality seemed better too.
We photographed some of the best over the past few days and uploaded them into a neat gallery below for your viewing pleasure.
On the first day of Eurogamer Expo 2011, thousands of gamers packed into Earls Court to sample the biggest upcoming games and listen to some of the biggest developers in the world. We were only able to see a glimpse of what the expo has to offer but we did get some time with PS Vita, Battlefield 3 and Uncharted 3.
Here are some thoughts from today’s conferences.
It may not be new per se but Resident Evil 4 HD’s release this week means that gamers who missed the outstanding survival horror trek the first time out get the chance to experience the game largely considered to be the high water mark of the franchise.
Other highlights this week include a mighty fine sale and a trial and unlock for Burnout Crash!. Check it out.
Since debuting as a PS2 exclusive, SSX has continued to be an important PlayStation franchise. As part of the system’s launch line-up, it ushered in a new era of smooth gameplay, intuitive controls, sharp graphics and edgy soundtracks. It felt next generation and the critics loved it.
Later SSX games went multi-format, but that didn’t diminish its importance for PlayStation owners, and the fact it’s finally about to arrive on the PS3, five years into this generation, is huge.
When it comes to exclusive franchises on the PlayStation 3, everyone has their favourites, but only one can claim to have been there from day one – Resistance. If you purchased a PS3 in the early days, the chances are you also bought Resistance: Fall of Man, Insomniac’s first venture into the next-generation, and the stand-out title during the console’s slow start.
Two years later, this was followed up by Resistance 2, which was equally well received by critics, but greeted with disdain by many fans, due to Insomniac’s change of direction with the series, and the toning down of aspects that made the first game unique. So, does Resistance 3 stand tall as its own game or descend into the bottomless pit of ‘me too’ shooters?
Electronic Arts today officially extended its gilded hand to the masses anxious to get their hands on the publisher’s AAA shooter, Battlefield 3.
Any and all PSN users will be able to get a taste of Battlefield 3 before month’s end via an open beta.
THQ has announced today that award winning studio Crytek will be developing the next installment of the commercially successful Homefront franchise.
Crytek is no small name to the FPS genre, having devloped such gems as Far Cry and the Crysis series. No doubt it’ll be interesting to see the studio’s new direction for Homefront.
We have now reached the final entry in our ‘20 Days of PSN’. It’s a journey that began with survival horror title Siren: Blood Curse and featured many gems along the way, such as Limbo, Braid and WipEout HD. In at #2 came Q-Games’ physics-based puzzler PixelJunk Shooter, and it takes something special to out-do that. So without further ado, let’s introduce Flower, the best of PSN.