Articles by Brodiesan
Ex-Staff Writer and Assistant Editor. He wrote a really awesome review of Blue Toad Murder Files Eps 4-6 that took AGES but it never got published for reasons unknown. Shame that. :(
Developer Certain Affinity look to be returning to the pirate seas with Legend of Booty, a likely sequel to 2008’s corsair themed Age of Booty.
Spotting the title getting the revealing trademark treatment (to defend itself from scurrilous pirates and other would-be pilferers no doubt), Eurogamer quite accurately state that the follow-up will most likely navigate through precarious waters and land on the PSN.
Not to be confused with previous sightings of Persona 5 being in development, Amazon Japan are listing a new (and first) Shin Megami Tensei game for the PS3.
Sad news today, with reports reaching us from Japan that renown voice-actor Gōri Daisuke was found dead yesterday of suspected suicide.
Early adopters to EA’s third Skate game, imaginatively entitled Skate 3, will be rewarded with the Black Box Distribution Skate Park DLC – totally free of charge (dude).
It’s always nice to be given the option, but, truth be told, we’re not entirely sure why the recent PlayStation 3 firmware update (3.15) wasn’t obligatory.
Either way, you can’t escape 3.15 anymore as it’s now mandatory.
While watching the new Deadly Premonition trailer that recently surfaced on YouTube (also above), we couldn’t help notice how the PS3 was not flagged at the end of the game’s credits.
This is despite the game initially being announced as an Xbox 360 exclusive, and then rated by the ESRB for the PS3 the next day.
Released in Japan back in 1997, Matrix Software’s Alundra was something of a surprise hit when it finally reached our stores the following year.
An RPG with action-adventure elements, Alundra targeted the West’s new-found love for quirky Japanese gameplay with a well-wrought story and intuitive game mechanics.
Over a decade later, and with the likes of 3D Dot Game Heroes about to revive the genre, Alundra represents one of the purest, most difficult yet rewarding experiences in the action/RPG landscape.
By now we hope you’ve checked out the Dark Void demo available on the PSN.
Our take on the bite-sized sample of Capcom’s upcoming jet-pack centric adventure is that it feels a little like Uncharted meets The Rockateer.
In the latest developer diary, however, the team talk about just how fresh and new the property actually is. From the “nuances of performance”, to how the studio itself is a mix of old heads and new blood.
Disney Interactive have announced that Black Rock Studio’s action racer Split/Second will arrive in the already chock-full month of March.
Joining the likes of Final Fantasy XIII and BioShock 2, Split/Second will hope to offer something different than guys with weird hair and homicidal deep-sea divers on the 26th of the month.
Ubisoft have announced today via an extremely informative financial report that, among other things such as a delay to R.U.S.E, there is more Assassin’s Creed coming in FY10-11.
And, this time, it will have an online component.
Though it took a little longer than Avatar to reach the same milestone, Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has now passed the one billion dollar mark in retail sales worldwide.
It’s a remarkable achievement, and one only a select few entertainment properties have managed to accomplish.
We all know 3D gaming is coming (probably thrown right at your face so as to get the most out of the effect) but reports of how games we’re already somewhat familiar with look and play using the old new technology have been a tad limited.
Speaking to the Official PlayStation Magazine, Codemasters’ chief games developer, Matthew Horsman, is looking forward to what Sony’s new motion controller will soon bring to the gaming table.
Schizophrenic Nier (Is it Gestalt? Is it Replicant? We can’t tell*) is coming. In fact, according to Square Enix, it’s coming real soon. Spring soon.
And in preparation for the game’s upcoming release, how about a crazy woman swearing at you to get you in the mood for the crazy Japanese-styled action title.
Now that MAG is open to everyone and their 255 friend-killing grandma, Zipper have been inundated with new bugs, crazy issues, strange glitches and a whole host of other technical stuff we’re sure is keeping them up late at night.
Speaking over on the official MAG blog, Zipper’s Jeremy Dunham has come out and thanked everyone for their invaluable input while also explaining just what that pesky 10.4 error actually means.
Announcements are great, but how about some new footage of the action in question?
Popping up over at Gametrailers.com, we get our first look at what the expansion pack to Dragon Age: Origins offers.
Dan Teasdale, lead designer on Rock Band 2, has popped up over on the official EU PlayStation blog with news of a new software update for the popular music title.
Taking feature requests and comments from the many people who comment on the Harmonix forum “to heart”, Dan is happy to reveal just what new features and requests will be available after you boot up Rock Band 2 the next time you’re getting your rock on.
At least not for the third person perspective genre.
Speaking to G4TV, Naughty Dog’s co-president Evan Wells has discounted any possibility of future Uncharted games getting the motion controller treatment.
That’s not to say one of the best studios in the world aren’t interested in the technology, they’d just prefer to use it on a new property designed from the ground up with the device in mind.
Though 2009 might have been a bumper year for the PS3, things were not so rosy over in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Home to one of the world’s largest gaming markets, gaming sales in Japan shrunk by a massive 6.9% compared to the year-on-year sales of 2008.