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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...
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.
During our preview of James Cameron’s Avatar, a forthcoming third-person shooter that will fully support 3D televisions, we came to an instant conclusion.
With asymmetric forces, lush environments and the ability to choose which faction you support, it reminded us of a similar, yet ill-fated project.
Based on the upcoming sci-fi movie, which will also be available in 3D at cinemas, this third-person shooter is based on the Far Cry 2 engine – something it immediately has going for it.
Along with our preview of Alpha Protocol, SEGA gave us a preview of Bayonetta. Not only that, but producer Yusuke Hashimoto himself held the controller to give us the very best experience.
The very first thing you notice is just how damn good this game looks. The graphics are outstanding, and every animation is smooth as silk. Which is handy, given the amount of the stuff our sexy witch wears (and rubber, leather etc.).
But as he played through the game, Hashimoto-san had a surprisingly powerful new weapon to reveal to us.
SEGA gave PS3 Attitude a preview of Alpha Protocol, their forthcoming ‘espionage RPG’, this morning at Gamescom in Cologne.
The first thing that impresses in this espionage RPG is the level of customisation, combined with a slick graphical style that screams of your favourite spy movies.
But what surprised us is the depth of the game and the amount of time you’ll need to find everything it offers.
We’re at GamesCom in Cologne this year, and the first order of the day is to cover the much-anticipated Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Press Conference.
Whilst the rest of the Internet has been awash with rumour and speculation, as usual we at PS3 Attitude have bit our lips (and kept the ‘Drawer of Secrets’ locked), preferring instead to wait for the official word.
And now that word comes to you via our people on the ground, (almost) live from Germany.
By way of some extra inspiration for our awesome Design the Official PS3A Sackboy competition – where you can get your hands on one of those uber-rare LBP Golden Crowns – some of the staff here at PS3 Attitude decided to design their own entries.
Well, when we say ‘entries’, we really mean ‘inspiration’, since none of the team here at Attitude Towers are allowed to enter for real.
And when we say ‘design’, well… why don’t you decide for yourself!