Article Archive for February 2012
Are you not terrible at Soul Caliber V? Are you really not terrible? Then maybe you have what it takes to earn the respect and adoration of your befallen peers and win a sword.
Yes, a sword.
It’s a little known fact that the Academy Awards were originally scheduled for this week but then the Hollywood well-to-dos got wind that the PlayStation Store was holding the Gamer’s Choice Awards the very same week and promptly did an about face. No doubt they knew a sub-par year in film was no match for a fantastic year of downloadable games. Sign into the PlayStation Store to vote for your favorites.
Outside of the Gamers’ Choice Awards the update brings us a few pearls including Storm, Killzone 3 multiplayer and Majiesto’s favorite game from 2011: Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
Have a look.
A pair of Mass Effect 3 trailers, one live-action and one of the CGI variety await your eyeballs.
The reapers are coming! The reapers are coming!
Killzone 3 celebrates its one year anniversary this week and to celebrate Guerrilla Games has announced that the full multiplayer portion of the game will be heading to the PlayStation Store as a standalone download next week. This is one birthday party everyone can be a part of.
Although obtaining Final Fantasy XIII-2’s platinum trophy is considerably less time-consuming than it was in Final Fantasy XIII, you’re still looking at the best part of 80 hours or so to acquire it.
Well, we’ve been playing the game relentlessly since its release a few weeks ago, so we thought we’d share some useful tips and strategies that should help newcomers along their journey.
Warning: This article contains minor spoilers.
British hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks have teamed up with PlayStation for a new music video celebrating the UK launch of the PS Vita.
Lately, Zen Studios’ focus has been on Marvel Pinball and updating the game with plenty of our favorite Marvel characters straight from the comic books. With the release of the Vengeance and Virtue DLC pack now complete, the developers have shifted back to where the whole pinball craze began; Zen Pinball.
Epic Quest is the newest table to grace the platform and with it comes an entire new RPG element that redefines the pinball genre.
We have two copies of the Resistance 3 Original Soundtrack here at Attitude Towers, courtesy of Sumthing Else Music Works, and we want to pass them on to two lucky readers.
This is a tough generation for Japanese devs working on PS3 with sales and enthusiasm for their products down well below normal and healthy levels.
The UK PS3 game sales charts for 2011 (compiled by GFK Chart-Track) featured no games in the top 10 from Japan. The list was instead dominated by American, Australian, Canadian and European studios. In addition, Japanese devs barely figured in the top 100 multiplatform charts too, excluding the always prolific Nintendo devs.
SSX’s mission statement is “Defy Reality. Own The Planet.” It’s pretty apt, and we certainly can’t argue with any of it.
It has you tackling 10 mountain ranges from around the world, from Alaska to Japan, via the Rockies, Patagonia, Antarctica, the Alps, Africa, the Himalayas, the Rockies and New Zealand. While doing so, you’re reaching reality bending heights and pulling off crazily contorted moves.
We’re sure it’s not the grand announcement Activision planned – although, they’re no doubt used to that by now – but Sony has confirmed that a portable version of Call of Duty will be arriving on PS Vita this autumn.
Under Siege Enhanced Edition is the DualShock-friendly RTS from Seed Studios. Yes, the Portuguese developer has tackled the frightful genre that so many console developers shy away from, and they’ve done an admiral job, as you will know if you read Ryanmoto3’s review.
Well, we’re giving away two EU vouchers for Under Siege Enhanced Edition so you can find out for yourselves.
Arc System Works Europe today revealed details of an exclusive run of 200 Premium Editions for their upcoming anime fighter BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend.
We still have Assassin’s Creed II’s pleasing after-taste in our mouths, not to mention the more recent but equally delectable tastes of Brotherhood and Revelations.
That’s enough to leave even the most gluttonous gamers full, so it wouldn’t surprise us if you aren’t ready for another serving just yet.
Bethesda has placed a beautiful tribute to Adam Adamowicz on the homepage of elderscrolls.com. It contains heartfelt comments from his colleagues and stunning examples of his work.
Final Fantasy XIII is considered a great game by some and even a greater disappointment by many others. Square Enix has let it known that Final Fantasy XIII-2, while it may have the same name in its title, is a completely different experience from its predecessor.
Has the game changed enough to return trust to the faithful fans or should Square Enix have put its resources more towards the next iteration of the franchise?
.Unlike the North American store, Vita games will apparently have to wait until next week’s update to make their grand debut on the European stores. There’s no reason to be sullen though because like the North American store a great amount of content is hitting this week.
Highlights this week include the Mass Effect 3 demo, Grand Theft Auto IV and 27, yes 27, PS2 classics.
Take a look.
Despite their huge success on PC, RTS (real-time strategy) games have been largely lost on console gamers. While console-dedicated studios have only managed moderate success in their attempts to replicate the addicting gameplay, their PC brethren have enjoyed it for generations. Because of this developers and publishers alike are reluctant to try their hand at this genre, which perhaps represents the greatest opportunity for innovation within the industry.
Obviously this week’s update is dominated by the massive collection of launch Vita titles that are arriving on the store. A total of 17 games are now available for download on your new device. We hope your memory card can hold it.
In other news PlayStation Plus members are gifted a full retail game, Grand Theft Auto IV and House Of The Dead III can be purchased and the Mass Effect 3 demo awaits. All-in-all this may be the most content rich PlayStation Store update the States have ever seen.