Articles by Stefan Hutchings
Unless you’ve been living under a rock with no internet access for the past 24 hours, you’ll know that yesterday Sony announced the PlayStation 4 at a special media event in New York City.
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Unfortunately it’s not been a great week at Attitude Towers, with half of the team still struggling with various illnesses (you name it, one of us has probably caught it). That said, we still found the time to play some games, which this week included Dead Space 3, DmC: Devil May Cry, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch.
Although the internet’s collective consciousness seems to be focused on a certain event taking place in a few days’ time, there’s still been plenty for the PS3 Attitude team to write about this week.
And so it’s all come down to this; the nominees for PS3 Attitude’s ‘PS3 Game of the Year 2013’!
Although 2012 was a relatively quiet year for big releases, it still gave us plenty to play. From blockbuster retail titles to independent downloadable games, they’re all represented below.
This year’s nominations for PS3 GAME OF THE YEAR are…
After being pushed back to January from its original November release date, the Vita version of Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault (known as QForce in Europe) has been delayed again. The new release date is only a vague ‘Spring 2013’.
Since its international launch almost exactly a year ago, the PlayStation Vita has presented players with a huge amount of entertaining and innovate gaming experiences. Naysayers may complain that the Vita ‘has no games’, but the following nominees beg to differ.
This year’s nominations for BEST PS VITA GAME are…
Since it launched in October, PlayStation Mobile has offered gaming on the cheap for PS Vita and Android devices. Though it hasn’t been promoted as much as it should have been, the service still boasts some awesome little titles if you know where to look.
This year’s nominations for BEST PS MOBILE GAME are…
If you think that audio design isn’t a major part of most videogames, try playing one with the volume all the way down and you’ll see just how much of a game’s atmosphere relies on music and sound.
This year’s nominations for BEST MUSIC OR SOUND are…
Sony and Media Molecule recently released a second trailer for the upcoming and highly anticipated PS Vita exclusive adventure game Tearaway. As you might expect, it’s a good’un.
Turn-based tactics title Frozen Synapse was originally released for PC in 2011, and now a reworked version of the game is coming exclusively to PS3 and PS Vita.
As we rapidly approach the end of the current console generation, it should have come as no surprise that 2012 was a relatively quiet year in the world of videogames. Even so, we were still treated to tons of great titles including highly anticipated sequels such as Mass Effect 3 and Black Ops 2, new IPs like Kingdoms of Amalur and Sleeping Dogs, and let’s not forget the launch of the PlayStation Vita!
However, since the start of the year there has been only one contender that could ever hope to earn the title of my own personal game of the year: Final Fantasy XIII-2.
We’ll be the first to admit that we were extremely disappointed by last year’s Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, which felt like a real misstep for the franchise. But then earlier this year the HD Trilogy came along, to remind us of exactly why we fell in love with R&C in the first place. So can Ratchet & Clank: QForce also rekindle our fondness for the series, or is it another All 4 One?
The PlayStation Network has its fair share of awesome games, but so do many other digital distribution services like Steam and Xbox Live. This week PS3 Attitude has been discussing which of those titles we’d like to see come to PSN. The downloadable games market has been thriving in the last few years, so it was very difficult to choose just five, but we got there in the end!
The Netherlands-based indie developer Vlambeer was founded in 2010 by Rami Ismail and Jan Willem Nijman, after they dropped out of game design university. Since then the duo has released a plethora of original games, arguably the most famous of which is the awesome Super Crate Box. Back in October, the fiendishly difficult platformer was ported to PlayStation Mobile, so PS3 Attitude recently spoke with Rami about Vlambeer, Super Crate Box and his thoughts on PS Mobile.
Founded in November 2011, Crash Lab is a brand new British studio founded by three industry veterans formerly of Free Radical Design and Rare Ltd. October saw the release of their awesome PS Mobile launch game Twist Pilot, and recently PS3 Attitude had an opportunity to talk with the team’s Managing Director Steve Ellis about Crash Lab, their games and PSM.
Founded over ten years ago, London-based developer Playerthree has worked on more projects than we can ever hope to count. In October, the studio released puzzle game Loot the Land as part of the PlayStation Mobile launch, and last week saw the arrival of their first full PSN game, Chronovolt, exclusively on PS Vita. Luigi Fumero, Development Director at Playerthree, recently took some time to talk to PS3 Attitude about their games, PSM, PS Vita, and a hint at what’s to come.
There are at least a dozen titles for 5 Games That articles floating around PS3 Attitude at any one time, so this week we thought we’d dig out one of our more obscure (read: crazy) ideas. Specifically, with winter very nearly upon us, we’ve been discussing five videogame characters’ coats we’d like to wear during this coldest of seasons (yeah, told you it was obscure).
Since the launch of the PlayStation Vita, it has contended with a constant barrage of criticism, from analysts who simply cannot see a future for Sony’s latest handheld console. Indeed, in an age when consumers have become familiar with paying 59p for mobile games, encouraging them to spend £40 instead, albeit for a superior experience, is proving to be an uphill struggle.
Over on the PS blog, Sony has announced the next game in the Uncharted franchise. It’s called Uncharted: Fight for Fortune, and is an ‘action-adventure turn-based card game’ for the PS Vita. And no, we’re not joking.