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Editor-in-Chief, Founder and all-round Big Cheese at PS3 Attitude. Despite it not having a sound chip of any description, I once wrote a working music creation application for the ZX-81...
It has been some time – three years in fact since EA’s ‘2006 World Cup’ title – but the Dutch national team are making an official comeback to the FIFA franchise.
The team, who have various nicknames such as ‘Oranje’, ‘The Flying Dutchmen’ and ‘A Clockwork Orange’, were not allowed to be included in previous FIFA outings due to a disagreement between EA and the Royal Netherlands Football Association (Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbal Bond or KNVB in The Netherlands).
So what does this mean for all you Oranje-fans?
We’re big fans of the classic Sony DualShock design here at Attitude Towers, so whenever we are presented with the opportunity to use optional third-party hardware to control our games, our eye is often super-critical.
So what did we think when we tried out the most unusual controllers yet devised for the PS3; the SplitFish Dual SFX Evolution and the FragFX v2? And do they make you better at online gaming?
We don’t usually post spoofs here at PS3 Attitude, but this particular video is so well put together that we couldn’t resist sharing it with you.
PS3 Attitude is pleased to welcome on board three new writers. Like the rest of our team, they are giving up their time free of charge to deliver the news to you and help us raise more money for charity.
In addition to our new writers, we’re further expanding our operation to include a number of back-office volunteers who will be helping to maintain our presence across social networks, such as Facebook for example.
So who are these awesome individuals?
Ubisoft have revealed the first gameplay trailer for Assassin’s Creed II, and it looks like an absolute corker.
We could spend ages waxing lyrical about it, but I’m sure you just want to get on with clicking ‘Play’ and seeing for yourself…
We’re not quite sure how we missed this when it was added to Life With PlayStation a couple of weeks ago, but better late than never, eh?
The new World Heritage channel on Life With PlayStation is the PS3 version of Sony’s ‘Alpha CLOCK’ project. “What is that when it’s at home?”, we hear you cry…
Scene It? is that game that is very much like Buzz! but has only ever featured on the Xbox 360 before now. In fact, it was one of the titles Microsoft focused on for their advertising campaign last year, using it to show the accessibility of the console.
Today, Screenlife have announced the latest iteration of the franchise – ludicrously entitled Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! – will be the first of the set to make it on to the PlayStation 3. The game will also debut on the Wii and return to the 360.
Thanks to the official launch of the PS3 Slim across the world PlayStation 3 owners can now get their hands on Firmware 3.0.
So what does the latest upgrade offer and, most importantly of all, do the battery meter and clock still clash on screen?
One of our awesome team members is taking a three month sabbatical to travel the world, and we wanted to make special mention here so that our regular readers can leave him a ‘bon voyage’ message or two.
And unlike the song lyric above, we do know when he’ll be back again…
For the last three weeks we’ve been running a competition for our most coveted prize ever – an uber-rare LittleBigPlanet Golden Crown for the winner’s Sackperson to wear within the game.
We’ve been blown away by all the entries – over 100 designs of every possible type – and we take our collective hats off to all those people that entered the competition. You have truly amazed us with your brilliance.
But there can be only one winner, and the time has come to announce who we’re ‘crowning’ as the designer of the new Official PS3A Sackboy.
There are a few things this particular writer used to be good at in the ’80s, but that can no longer be managed without the aid of a team of assistants.
Skateboarding, BMX, rock climbing and turntablism to name but a few.
But now thanks to the nice people at Activision, it is possible once again to spin ‘the wheels of steel’ and sound like you actually know what you’re doing. Welcome to the world of DJ Hero.
Electronic Arts has teamed up with retailer GAME to create a pretty cool new competition – the Need For Speed: Shift UK Championships.
Starting on August 28th 2009, gamers will be able to put their racing skills to the test as they compete in GAME stores across the UK to post the fastest lap times onEA’s latest driving game.
Heats will take place at 49 GAME stores across the country, with the fastest winners going on to face off in a final set of time trials to be held at Thorpe Park, Surrey, on September 26th.
We’ve had a long love affair with The King of Fighters here at PS3 Attitude. Some of the team remember the original title, and many of the subsequent sequels, with great affection.
But that love affair offers a double-edged sword, since the latest in the franchise – and the first to hit the current generation of super-consoles – needs to impress us more than the average punter.
Does The King of Fighters XII do enough to punch and kick its way back into our affections?
Heavy Rain has got the gaming community in a spin, what with the stand-out realistic graphics, amazing sound and impressively large script.
But the game has also gained a fair number of detractors, stating that the ‘quicktime event’ gameplay is hackneyed and more akin to Dragon’s Lair than a PS3 blockbuster.
So it was with great interest that we grabbed a DualShock 3 controller and headed off into the world of Heavy Rain for the first time. Here’s the story of what it really feels like to play…
Recently, ShopTo.com announced they were taking pre-orders for the new PS3 Slim at only £229.00 in the UK. So we thought we’d do some digging around to see if this really was the best deal for British PS3 fans.
As with any article of this type, the details are correct at the time of writing. With ShopTo putting pressure on other retailers, anyone could meet or beat that deal at any moment.
So where should you place your bets if you want a PS3 Slim next week? We’d suggest to take a look at all the options first…
Despite GamesCom being ‘dead’, we still have a lot of GC09 coverage to deliver for you, starting with our hands-on experience of two forthcoming PSN titles – PixelJunk Shooter and Dead Nation.
Whilst we all knew in advance about PixelJunk’s latest title, Dead Nation was one of a number of ‘quietly announced’ titles at GamesCom. So, how do they both play, and will you be wanting to spend your hard-earned cash of either of these games come launch day?
Resonance of Fate is one of those rare beasts; a JRPG that is actually making roads out of Japan. Known as End of Eternity in the land of the rising sun, Resonance of Fate is close to being finished and localised for US and European markets.
But it isn’t the fact that this is one of the rare Japanese role-playing titles to be distributed elsewhere that grabbed our attention. No – it was the sheer scale of the project that opened our eyes to what the game might hold.
It was the moment we’ve been waiting for since we heard that the God of War franchise was coming to our beloved PS3 all those moons ago.
What we weren’t quite prepared for was the sheer violence of the latest chapter in Kronos’ story. In fact, it didn’t matter if you spoke German, English or any other language in Hall 7 – everyone understood what was meant as wave after wave of awestruck gamers uttered the same refrain…
It takes a lot to ensure your FPS title stands out from the crowd these days, especially with the vast array of options available.
Aliens versus Predator does this in spades by allowing you to play in single-player and multi-player as any one of the three main factions in the game; Alien, Predator or Marine.