Articles by Stefan Hutchings
As with any high-profile 18-rated game, it’s pretty obvious that Grand Theft Auto V will (and has) invite a truckload of controversy, from people who think you get points for shooting prostitutes, and who have clearly never actually played a GTA game in their lives. If they had, they’d know you can easily spend dozens of hours on GTAV without perpetrating any violence at all.
Created in collaboration between Swedish developer Starbreeze Studios and film-maker Josef Fares, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a story-driven top-down adventure game, which was released on PSN earlier this month. Back in March, DolphGB came away from his preview session positively raving about the game, but does it remain as engaging throughout the entire quest?
I’m getting ever so slightly bored of saying this now, but this week DolphGB has been playing The Last of Us and MitchJay92 has been playing Persona. Shocking! But never fear; beginning with Rayman Legends today, I predict you’ll see a lot of new games in PlayTime very soon, as we enter the busy pre-holiday season of videogame releases!
With the PS3A team back together, it was business as usual this week; by which I mean DolphGB played The Last of Us and MitchJay played Persona 4 Golden. Being the less predictable members of the team, it was up to Majiesto and me to inject some diversity into this week’s PlayTime, which we achieved with Killzone: Mercenary, Bit.Trip Runner2, BioShock Infinite and Saints Row IV.
Bit.Trip Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is the ingeniously named sequel to Bit.Trip Runner; an endless running game that originally launched in May 2010, as part of the Bit.Trip series on WiiWare. Three years later, developer Gaijin Games has granted our wish and brought their latest game to the European PS Store, but can it match the heights of its predecessor?
During yesterday’s conference, Sony described the PlayStation 4’s launch line-up as bigger and better than anything they’ve done previously. We personally thought the Vita’s was pretty strong but, having seen the list, we have to agree with Sony.
Sony’s Gamescom press conference began with Shuhei Yoshida, President of SCE Worldwide Studios, walking out onto the stage, sitting down in an armchair, and playing on his PlayStation 4. It was a neat way to show off the PS4’s user interface, which as you’d imagine is slick, fast and oh so pretty.
Free-to-play games are all the rage these days, and now one of Sony’s most popular franchises is getting in on the action. That’s right; LittleBigPlanet Hub is coming to PS3 as a free-to-play title later this year.
Did you miss the livestream of Sony’s Gamescom 2013 press conference?
Well, don’t worry, because the kind folks at Sony have just uploaded the whole thing to YouTube. You can watch it at your leisure right here on PS3 Attitude, below.
In a surprise announcement during Sony’s Gamescom conference, it was been revealed that Gearbox Software’s critically acclaimed role-playing shooter, Borderlands 2, will be coming to PS Vita.
A truly ridiculous amount of indie games have been announced as coming to PlayStation platforms, many of which are launching as console exclusives.
Click the link to see a full list of all the indie titles that formed part of Sony’s Gamescom conference.
Did we mention there are quite a lot?
Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 will launch on 15th November in North America and two weeks later, on 29th November, in Europe. The console will be arriving in 32 countries this year.
With MitchJay still on holiday, it was up to the rest of the PS3 Attitude team to make up for his lack of play time. This week, DolphGB continued his indiscretion with The Last of Us (I know, it’s getting a bit awkward now, isn’t it?), Majiesto finally completed his playthrough of the BioShock saga, and I became engrossed in an incredible little game called Gone Home.
Mike Bithell, creator of the excellent Thomas Was Alone, has just announced his latest project. Volume is a top-down stealth game with an emphasis on user-created content, and it looks – in a word – awesome.
This week, DolphGB forgot that any games exist other than The Last of Us, Majiesto finally reached Columbia in his mammoth playthrough of the BioShock series, I cried my eyes out after completing The Walking Dead (why, Telltale, why?!), and MitchJay92 went on holiday. Oh, and we’re not jealous of him, by the way. At all. Seriously. Well, maybe just a little bit.
The Last of Us. Dishonored. BioShock 2. Assassin’s Creed III. Persona 4: Golden. Final Fantasy XIII. The Walking Dead. Rapala Fishing Frenzy 2009.
All but one of these games has been played by the PS3 Attitude team this week, so can you guess which is the imposter? (Seriously, it isn’t that difficult.)
After seven weeks, The Last of Us has finally been dethroned from the top of the UK videogames chart, so I thought now was a good time for a retrospective look at my own personal experience with the game. This is the story of how my feelings towards Naughty Dog’s latest adventure went from scornful indifference to something not too far from reverence.
WARNING: The following article contains MAJOR spoilers for The Last of Us. Please only read if you have either completed the game or don’t mind the story being ruined.
Can you say ‘The Last of Us’? Whereas most new releases disappear from PS3A PlayTime after a few short weeks, Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic survival horror continues to come out on top. Also getting some love this week were Final Fantasy XIII, Saints Row: The Third, Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark, The Walking Dead and Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward.
On Monday, David Cameron announced that 95% of UK households will have online pornography and other adult content blocked by default. Here’s why that is really bad news for everyone.