PS4 Attitude Launches – Here’s What You Need To Know
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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. :(

VidZone now live in 18 countries; Belgium, Luxembourg, NZ & Switzerland join today
Thursday, 10 Dec, 2009 – 16:22 | Comments Off
VidZone now live in 18 countries; Belgium, Luxembourg, NZ & Switzerland join today

Posting over at the official PS blog, Ben Crease, Head of Production for VidZone, is happy to announce that the PS3 jukebox service is now available in 18 countries.

Which 18? Well, there’s a list …

Here’s a handy breakdown of just who went live and when.

3D Dot Game Heroes DLC planned
Thursday, 10 Dec, 2009 – 12:08 | Comments Off
3D Dot Game Heroes DLC planned

We’ve dutifully focused our beady eyes on the charming 3D Dot Games Heroes of late and we hope it hasn’t gone amiss on your part.

Already out in Japan and confirmed by publisher Atlus for a release in NA sometime next year, the Zelda referencing RPG has got a lot of people excited due to its intriguing art style and reverence toward old-school gaming flair.

Even better, the game will support DLC, with Japan about to get the first of what we can assume will be many packs on December 25th.

505 Games to unleash Naughty Bear on greater bear population
Thursday, 10 Dec, 2009 – 11:14 | Comments Off
505 Games to unleash Naughty Bear on greater bear population

How does a studio follow up a hot chick with a penchant for katanas, sub-machine guns and body art? With a homicidal teddy bear hell-bent on mass-murder of course.

Coming from WET developer Artificial Mind and Movement, Naughty Bear features a stuffed protagonist with one thing on his mind: the destruction of other bears who failed to invite him to a party.

Transformers: The War for Cybertron announced; no Bay in sight
Thursday, 10 Dec, 2009 – 10:37 | 2 Comments
Transformers: The War for Cybertron announced; no Bay in sight

Woah, put the hammer down! High Moon Studios’ new Transformers game “Transformers: The War for Cybertron” will have no connection to the recent Michael Bay re-imagining of Hasbro’s insanely popular robot franchise.

Published by Activision and from the studio who created The Bourne Conspiracy, the new game has everyone’s favourite mechanised protectors and overlords take on their more traditional appearances compared to Dreamwork’s more busier renditions.

The Saboteur shines on PS3 with new anti-aliasing technique
Thursday, 10 Dec, 2009 – 9:35 | 4 Comments
The Saboteur shines on PS3 with new anti-aliasing technique

Pixel-counters, graphic junkies – call them what you will. Regardless of your stance on the practice, no one can discount the phenomenon – which has only intensified during this generation of gaming – that showcases people’s obsessive desire to dissect multiplatform games and hail one the victor over the other.

We here at PS3 Attitude usually care very little for these graphical comparisons. For the most part, the games are actually indistinguishable to the human eye and we’d rather focus on the game itself rather than one version having an almost invisible jaggy while the other does not.

That said, we’re also suckers for innovation, so Eurogamer’s recent Digital Foundry article where the PS3 version of The Saboteur is shown to present a whole new graphical technical in the battle against the ever-niggling bugbear of anti-aliasing is more than welcome.

Patch time again; SOCOM joins the party (free DLC included)
Thursday, 10 Dec, 2009 – 8:44 | One Comment
Patch time again; SOCOM joins the party (free DLC included)

Updates are all the rage these days, and not one to be left out in the cold (pun intended), SOCOM is next to join the recent club.

In preparation for the upcoming (paid) Cold Front pack, Slant Six Games’ confrontational shooter is being enhanced to version 1.6.

The update takes the form of two main sections. Firstly, the previously mentioned new Special Forces teams (Dutch KCT and the Italian COMSUBIN) are included free of change along with new primary weapons for all squads.

2nd Brütal Legend DLC pack detailed
Wednesday, 9 Dec, 2009 – 13:51 | One Comment
2nd Brütal Legend DLC pack detailed

Brütal Legend will get its second DLC pack on December 17th in the US (other regions TBC).

Entitled “Hammer of Infinite Fate”, the pack will see Eddie get a series of new skins, weapon upgrades, and multiplayer maps. Nine new trophies have also been confirmed.

Sledgehammer Games’ website & jobs page hint at new AAA title
Wednesday, 9 Dec, 2009 – 13:16 | 2 Comments
Sledgehammer Games’ website & jobs page hint at new AAA title

Pulling off what many saw as a spectacular double-punch coup with the capture of industry mavens Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey from EA, speculation was rife regarding what “existing properties” Activision’s new studio, Sledgehammer Games, would turn their hand to.

Though not concrete confirmation toward the identity of the mysterious franchise, Sledgehammer’s new website and job listings do go a long way in providing something of an insight as to what it might be.

You are one in a billion; EA CEO touts global gaming audience
Wednesday, 9 Dec, 2009 – 10:09 | One Comment
You are one in a billion; EA CEO touts global gaming audience

How far our passion has come.

Once the playground of kids and the socially inept, the gaming industry continues to expand and mature – enticing new demographics into its fold at an almost alarming rate.

Speaking to the Nightly Business Report, EA CEO John Riccitiello, though admittedly factoring in pretty much every single facet of the gaming spectrum known to man, claims that there are now one billion people gaming worldwide.

Patchwork: Modern Warfare 2 and Dragon Age: Origins receive updates
Wednesday, 9 Dec, 2009 – 9:49 | 2 Comments
Patchwork: Modern Warfare 2 and Dragon Age: Origins receive updates

What did we do when games shipped as fixed, unalterable entities, warts and all? Oh yeah, we just got on with it (while usually exploiting every known glitch as much as possible.)

Two recent games that have gone down well with the masses have just received updates. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is now actually Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (1.06) while BioWare’s seminal fantasy RPG Dragon Age: Origins is now up to a mighty version 1.02.

Incoming! Firmware 3.15 “very soon”; brings Minis plus data transfer
Tuesday, 8 Dec, 2009 – 15:09 | 6 Comments
Incoming! Firmware 3.15 “very soon”; brings Minis plus data transfer

It seems like only yesterday when we were updating to firmware 3.10 (well, for some of us, it actually was) but it looks like Sony have more *ahem* wares for us with James Thorpe popping up on the official EU blog with news of a 3.15 system update.

First things first: it’s optional.

Second things second: it adds the following to your PS3.

Shocking! New BioShock 2 footage electrifies
Tuesday, 8 Dec, 2009 – 10:17 | One Comment
Shocking! New BioShock 2 footage electrifies

There’s some new BioShock 2 footage, and though it might be short, it sure delivers.

Check out the below video where the Electro Bolt plasmid is put through its paces.

Those of you out there who played the first BioShock will know all too well just how much fun can be had electrocuting people in a sub-aquatic environment.

EA seek “Senior Online Level Designer for Dead Space”; draw your own conclusions
Tuesday, 8 Dec, 2009 – 9:49 | One Comment
EA seek “Senior Online Level Designer for Dead Space”; draw your own conclusions

We’ve debated about it in the past, but it seems the perennial All Games Need Multiplayer hokum just won’t die. Next up to the online plate would appear to be the recently announced Dead Space 2.

Found lurking in the darkest corners of LinkedIn, EA have advertised an open position at Redwood City, CA – the location of Visceral Studios – for the new Dead Space game. The publisher are quoted as “Seeking a highly motivated Senior Online Level Designer for the Dead Space franchise on Xbox360 and PS3. This is a major opportunity to contribute creatively to an exciting new franchise.”

Sony patents show off Motion Controller abominations
Tuesday, 8 Dec, 2009 – 8:59 | 2 Comments
Sony patents show off Motion Controller abominations

We love patents.

Not only do they give us an early look into what a company may (or may not) be planning for us consumers in the near future, they’re also the source of some of the biggest WTF moments in gaming history.

Filing a whole slew of papers in relation to its upcoming Motion Controller, Sony have proffered a glimpse into a bizarre world of add-ons, interchangeable doohickeys, and some interesting possibilities when it comes to how they may proceed when it comes to using the new controller with other devices.

Recent Brink footage all PC; but runs on consoles “just as good.”
Tuesday, 8 Dec, 2009 – 8:43 | One Comment
Recent Brink footage all PC; but runs on consoles “just as good.”

Splash Damage’s futuristic and dystopian FPS Brink has surfaced recently with new and exciting footage showing off the game’s unique SMART system.

Blending a free-running element akin to Mirror’s Edge with the usual ferocity associated with a First Person Shooter – as opposed to a First Person Runner – Brink is looking like a hot prospect for the end of next year.

Some eyebrows were raised, however, regarding just what hardware was actually running the current build on display in these aforementioned videos. Reported over at PS3 University – after confirmation from Splash Damage on their official forums – the footage shown is in fact from the PC version.

But don’t fret. The console versions will be on par. Apparently.

It’s the EU and NA Heavy Rain pack shots
Monday, 7 Dec, 2009 – 16:10 | 12 Comments
It’s the EU and NA Heavy Rain pack shots

Europe and North American may be two countries divided by a common language, but it’s the differences in box art which is where the real fracture can be seen.

Case in point, check out the following box art for next year’s Heavy Rain.

Though both contain the key imagery associated with The Origami Killer, there are a few noticable differences between the covers – namely the lack of rain on one and the presence of newspaper clippings on the other.

And the fonts differ. Can’t forget about the font.

Which one do you prefer?

The Saboteur ships with free boobs
Monday, 7 Dec, 2009 – 15:28 | 3 Comments
The Saboteur ships with free boobs

We all know that game publishers will do pretty much anything these days in the constant fight against the second-hand game market. The following, however, comes with a cheeky wink and a nod.

Presenting first-time buyers with the promise of what every young man really wants (boobs), The Saboteur will ship with day one DLC bundled inside the box allowing new purchasers the opportunity to unlock nudity in the game.

Known as “The Midnight Show”, the DLC code will also unlock a new playable area. But who cares about that? Boobs people. Boobs.

Official: Dead Space 2 announced
Monday, 7 Dec, 2009 – 14:57 | Comments Off
Official: Dead Space 2 announced

We’re not going to pretend that the following is anything of a shock, but when new games get the official nod from on high, we’re duty bound to report it as breaking news.

So, eh … yeah, EA have confirmed that a sequel to one of the best new IPs of last year, Dead Space, is officially in the works. But you already knew that, right?

Two Worlds II confirmed for PS3
Thursday, 26 Nov, 2009 – 9:35 | One Comment
Two Worlds II confirmed for PS3

Though a certain console’s name was mysteriously missing from the initial announcement by publisher Southpeak, it has been confirmed that Two Worlds II will be released on the PS3 along side its PC, Mac and 360 counterparts next spring.

An action fantasy RPG (think Dragon Age: Origins but with less man/elf lovin’), Two Worlds II is the sequel to the popular Two Worlds PC/360 game from a couple of years ago. A PS3 version of the first game was also in the works but was ultimately canned. So, in other words, don’t count your medieval chickens just yet.