Article Archive for June 2012
Top names in the gaming industry lend their voices in what looks to be the definitive Transformers video game ever to collide with our planet. Do battle as both the Autobots and Decepticons during their final battle for their dying home planet while listening to the smooth sound of Peter Cullen’s voice. “Roll out.”
The latest Marvel Pinball DLC will be pinging its way on to the PS Store on 19 June in North America ($9.99) and the next day in Europe (£7.99/€9.99).
Originally imagined as a visualizer, a living extension of the PixelJunk Eden world, this product was considered too passive for public consumption. That was until January last year when Q-Games got hold of the PS Move controller. They put the device through its paces and came across sorts of creative ideas. Thus beginning the evolution process from a simple visualizer into the game we now know as PixelJunk 4am.
Lollipop Chainsaw, the eagerly awaited game from the mind of Suda51 and Kadokawa Games should now be out in the US and is launching in the UK on the 15th. To kick off all the cheerleading chainsawing madness Warner Bros has put out a lovely launch trailer to get all of us ready for the mayhem.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has gone through plenty of changes over the last few years and was even on the brink of being cancelled by Kojima Productions before it landed in the hands of Platinum Games. Rising made its playable debut at E3 this past week and we were able to go hands-on with Raiden and his sword slicing skills. Question is, does the game’s mantra of being able to cut anything still ring true?
It looks like Sony and the developers over at nDreams have a huge hat to hang on their mantle. The PlayStation Home free-to-play game Aurora has just reached the one million unique player milestone and looks to be setting the console standard for this kind of model.
The official Need For Speed site shows no listing or pre-order option for any Vita version, but three of the largest online gaming retailers in the world beg to differ. Advertised as having exclusive Vita functionality and gameplay, Need For Speed: Most Wanted will get a PS Vita version on or around 30 October, 2012. How much would you pay for a portable version of Burnout Paradise 2?
The FUS1ON controller from accessory makers PowerA is all about giving tournament players a durable controller where everything is designed from the bottom up to fit the player. Featuring widened analog sticks, durable action buttons, and interchangeable grips, is this the controller that can take your gaming skills to the next level?
Last year, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix wowed us with a darker and grittier Lara Croft than we’ve seen before. Rebooting the franchise to before Lara was the gun touting, ass kicking heroine we’re familiar with, Tomb Raider depicts a fragile girl who is thrust into danger and must survive at any cost. While we weren’t able to go hands-on with the game, we did get to see a lengthy gameplay demo that expanded on what was shown during Microsoft’s press conference.
Disney Interactive has officially dated the sequel to 2010’s paint brush-wielding adventure game featuring the world’s most famous mouse. The one and only Mickey Mouse and his pal Oswald have designs on a release before 2012 comes to a close.
Each week we ask ourselves three simple questions about what we’ve been playing over the past week. Between writing about PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, and talking about our feelings, how do we find the time to play games? We manage to make the time, but wouldn’t you like to know what we’ve been playing?
In the first part of PS3 Attitude’s Max Payne 3 review, we established that the game’s singleplayer campaign succeeded convincingly in the daunting task of updating the eleven-year-old franchise. With both style and substance, Max Payne 3 defied the odds and made bullet-time shooting feel innovative again, but is the gameplay as effective in online multiplayer?
This week, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon invites guests from the gaming industry to show off some cool new games and toys. The NBC late night talk show starring SNL’s most notorious crack-up artist airs week nights at 12:35 PST/11:35 Central in the US. Can you laugh uncontrollably while watching someone unskilled play a game that you would rather be playing?
When PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale was announced, people were quick to dismiss it as just another Smash Bros. clone; after all, it does feature many of PlayStation’s most notable franchise figureheads battling it out in an arena-style fighting game. After going hands-on with the game this past week at E3, we’ve realized that while it may appear similar to Nintendo’s brawler, it’s an entirely different beast.
Valve is stepping up their presence on PS3 with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Packed with new maps, weapons, modes and the promise of post launch DLC. CS: Go, as the kids are calling it, is a PSN downloadable game coming 21 August, 2012 for $14.99. Are you ready to strike down terror with a keyboard and mouse on PS3?
It seemed like Ubisoft was content to end its brilliant E3 keynote on a chilled-out note with a cheerful eSports promotion with ShootMania. We already had the eye-catching Assassin’s Creed 3 and Far Cry 3, alongside some fan-pleasing footage of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Backlist and Rayman Legends. It was a solid performance, but it would have been an odd way to finish considering all the great stuff that we had seen.
Jack Buser was in excellent form in an interview with venturebeat.com, celebrating all things Sony and digital. The senior director of PlayStation Digital Platforms at SCEA had a few choice words for Sony’s competitors, who he says are “losing the plot, forgetting what built this industry” – the gamers.
Dead Space 3 was Electronic Arts big reveal of E3 this year, and the game introduces audiences to a whole new kind of Dead Space. The biggest news is that the game will feature drop-in/drop-out co-op, pairing Isaac Clarke with the newly introduced John Carver. Now that you’re no longer alone, questions arise as to whether or not Dead Space 3 can still deliver the same survival horror atmosphere as its predecessors.
This seems to be the year of the Canadian indie developer for PlayStation 3, as DrinkBox Studios showcases their newest SCEA “Pub Fund” baby with Guacamelee! DrinkBox describes the game as a co-op multiplayer “Metroid-vania style action-platformer set in a magical Mexican inspired world.”