Article Archive for June 2012
A new broadcasting app from the BBC launched today on the PS3. The BBC Sport app is designed specifically to cover live sporting events where there are simultaneous activities or multiple camera angles, such as Wimbledon, F1 or the Olympics.
Sega’s next iteration in the kart racing series featuring the fast moving hedgehog was shown off at E3 with two new characters to choose from. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will now include Joe Mushashi from Shinobi and Danica Patrick from…the real world of NASCAR. Is this the best marketing strategy they could come up with?
The Dark Knight strikes the store twice this week with a digital release of Batman: Arkham City and the day-and-date release of Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes for Vita. Although both games feature our favorite orphaned crime fighter, they couldn’t be much more different. If you have yet to take a spin through Arkham City take this as a opportunity to correct your mistake (shame on you).
Other highlights include Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013, the confounding release of more PSP content, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Fatal Conspiracy for those who simply cannot get enough of the serialized crime drama.
Have a look won’t you?
It’s not the sequel we crave, but Capcom is doing the next best thing by giving us a glorious HD remaster of Ōkami. It will be launching on the PS Store in autumn for $19.99.
It’s the same game that won critical acclaim on the PS2, but it will now feature new smooth HD graphics, a 16:9 aspect ratio, trophies and PS Move support.
When Sony introduced the Vita, one of the touted features of the device was the ability to have some connectivity between it and the PlayStation 3. Whether it be engaging with console players while on your handheld or transferring saves between the two for quick pick-up-and-go gameplay, it looks like things have gotten even better. WipEout 2048 will have the ability to use DLC from WipEout HD and WipEout HD Fury via a feature called “Cross-Buy”.
This week on the North American front digital releases are at the forefront. Prompting us to remember Olivia Newton-John’s unforgettably 80’s classic (a video so uniquely 1981 that it must be seen to be believed). Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier and Tomba! avail themselves for download while Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes gets a day and date digital release for Vita owners.
Other highlights include a tempting trio of top-flight games receiving significant discounts and a demo for Magic: The Gathering.
Come on in and have a look around.
LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes easily offers the largest scale levels in a LEGO game. Designed by the well known brick building gaming developer Tell Tales Games, we are looking forward to getting our glove-covered hands on so many amazing DC heroes and villains, and flailing them around the open world environments. Which is your favorite DC superhero or villain?
Project HONOR is an initiative that is dedicated to generating awareness and contributions to charity for fallen warriors from the Special Operations Community in honour of the sacrifices made by them and their families.
With Marvel Pinball, Zen Studios has always strived to create authentic pinball tables around iconic Marvel superheroes, and they’ve done a fantastic job thus far with the likes of Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, and many more. Avengers Chronicles is the latest 4-pack of tables and rather than individual characters, it focuses on entire comic story arcs. What this means for Marvel Pinball is more dialogue, more characters, and more epic pinball action.
Lollipop Chainsaw is the latest game from the crazy mind of Japanese game designer Suda51 and Grasshopper Manufacture. You play as Juliet Starling, a candy-loving, chainsaw-wielding high school cheerleader who must rid her neighbourhood from an outbreak of zombies, all set to an awesome rock soundtrack. It’s got to be the best game ever made – right?
PS Vita was tragically undersold by Sony during their E3 keynote speech. An early leak spoiled the Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation announcement, so our only “surprise” came when we got a title for an already announced Call of Duty game. Oh, we got a logo too.
We’ve scanned the list of confirmed upcoming games. Here are some of the most noteworthy
The PS3 Attitude team is always hard at work writing the fabulous posts you enjoy reading so much. So how do we find the time to play the games we love? We do find time, we must. But wouldn’t you rather find out what we’ve been playing?
With the Vita’s game library seemingly growing daily, developers are looking to eek every ounce of graphical fidelity and use all of the hardware’s functionality to the fullest. Sega’s Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz seems to be doing just that.
The quirky platforming adventure game Tomba hits the PlayStation store this Tuesday 19, June and offers a rare glimpse into one of the more illustrious PS one classics to ever enter into your collection. Will this be the game that convinces you to dye your hair pink or adopt pork into your diet?
You’ve played them, you’ve enjoyed them, you love them, you tirelessly defend them when anyone so much as makes an unpleasant face at the very mention of them. Now you can play Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater as well as the original two MSX games again on the go.
The gold standard of Japanese games in the palm of your hand.
EA’s 2012 E3 showcase was amassed around new iterations of publisher’s biggest and most successful franchises. From relatively new (Crysis 3) to unfrozen from carbonite (SimCity), Electronic Arts CEO, John Riccitiello made it abundantly clear that the publishing giant would indeed focus on strengthening an already proven stable of franchises. Among EA’s prized assets is Dead Space and the forthcoming Dead Space 3.
What wasn’t shown at E3 however was this rather large chunk of Dead Space 3 footage which serves as the first real close-up we’ve seen of the third installment in the survival/horror series. Steve Papoutsis, vice president and general manager of Visceral Games would like to take you on a tour of some of the new aspects you can expect when Dead Space 3 makes its way to store shelves. Including the polarizing addition of 2-player drop-in/drop-out cooperative play.
Fears that Dead Space 3 is leaving behind its horror roots have been addressed by EA Labels president Frank Gibeau. In an interview with CVG, Gibeau admitted that the studio is trying to make the game “more broadly appealing” – a clear indication that it is softening – but he also said “[we] definitely do not want to piss off our fans”.
Looking for an XP boost in Battlefield 3 online? Drop all your Father’s Day plans and jump into the fray throughout the weekend for double your XP, starting now. Battlefield 3 players have not seen too many double XP weekends, so this comes as a pleasant surprise. Will this be enough to change your Father’s Day plans?
As much as I’d like one, unfortunately there’s no way I can justify, let alone afford, getting a PS Vita right now. Instead of looking upon owners of Sony’s latest handheld console with envy (well, to be fair I’ve been doing that too – obviously), I decided I would simply dust off my old PSP.