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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...
Harmonix and MTV have announced today that Rock Band will allow artists to upload their own music in the future.
Much like websites such as MP3.com and others that sprang up many years ago, the team behind Rock Band intend to allow independent musicians to upload their own work and sell it to Rock Band owners.
Whilst this does solve one problem for Harmonix and MTV – namely the delivery of a regular stream of licenced music – the new system will also offer challenges that require considerable thought.
Speaking at the Develop Conference today, Jonathan Smith of TT Games demonstrated the new killer feature coming to Lego Indiana Jones 2, a complete level creation suite.
Demonstrating these game building abilities live to a packed auditorium, Jonathan was able to build a playable Lego space in just a few seconds.
Speaking at the Develop Conference today, SCEE Research & Development demonstrated the motion control wand that was so well received at E3.
So did we learn anything new from seeing the device on this side of the pond?
Speaking at the Develop Conference today, Dave Ranyard has been outlining what the SingStar community has taught Sony through interaction with the game, and what developments we can expect in the future.
One of the big issues for Sony is balancing the features the existing users require – small, monthly updates – versus the big new additions that would bring new users to the SingStar franchise.
So here’s what they’ve come up with.
Speaking from the Develop Conference, Peter Edward of SCEE has been discussing PlayStation Home’s ‘first term report card’.
Included in his speech were all the latest facts and figures from the first seven months inside Home, and the numbers stack up quite impressively.
David Jones of Realtime Worlds gave a keynote speech at the Develop Conference this morning in Brighton, UK.
During the impressive speech, he showed the technology behind their forthcoming title, APB. This open world ‘cops and robbers’ game looks impressive, as is the server-based technology behind it.
But the question on our lips was the most obvious – could this PC-based MMO come to the PS3?
Media Molecule is working on a new version of LittleBigPlanet, according to MCV today.
The ‘Game of the Year’ edition will include the full game plus most of the currently available downloadable content.
FUEL, Codemasters’ latest racing franchise, may well have been breaking world records, but nobody is doing doughnuts over the game’s sales figures.
The title has so far managed to sell only 60,000 copies on the PS3 and 70,000 on the Xbox 360 after five weeks on the shelves. If you’re wondering how that compares to other racing titles, Motorstorm: Pacific Rift did 67,000 copies on launch day alone.
But all that could be about to change, thanks to a new demo that has been launched for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC today.
Fumito Ueda, the much-lauded creator of Ico, has been talking with games magazine ‘Level’ about aesthetics versus the available technology, and he admits he has a love/hate relationship with the limitations hardware imposes on him.
As the project lead on The Last Guardian, that led manly journalists to shed real tears when it was shown at E3 this year, Ueda has a lot to say about how visible flaws can be made inconsequential when placed in an impactful gaming world.
One week ago we announced one of our biggest competitions to date during our PSFree Attitude weekly giveaway feature; the Search, Win and Gloat (S.W.A.G.) Competition.
And the response was awesome – you entered the competition in your hundreds, trawling across the site finding clue after clue until you reached the magic keyword.
Now, we can reveal the two lucky winners of the competition, with a reminder of what they won.
Some games run through a completely smooth project plan, development path and publishing calendar, never even breaking into a mild sweat before arriving in retail stores.
But other titles have a much more difficult time of things. Way of the Samurai 3 is a good example of the latter.
Once a PS3 exclusive, then a timed PS3 exclusive, the game was announced in North America as an Xbox 360 exclusive. And now that has changed once more…
Unlike the recently reviewed Fight Night Round 4, EA Sports’ Tiger Woods franchise is one of those that the publishing behemoth tends to bring around once a year.
Some years the franchise is improved, whilst other times you can actually hear sighs across the country as consumers realise they’ve been duped into spending their hard-earned cash on nothing more than the same game with different clothes.
So, with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10, which is it to be? A classic year, and one for the golfing connoisseurs amongst you, or will it be like matching a new set of clubs with the same old tired swing?
Picture the scene. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 has just come out, and you stroll up to your PlayStation Eye with your favourite coffee mug in your hand. A few seconds later, that mug has become your 3-wood and you’re using it to drive a ball 300 yards down the 1st at St. Andrews.
Now, thanks to a patent application from Sony, that could happen. As well as the recently demonstrated ‘motion wand’, Sony have now registered an idea that will see any object become a game controller.
VidZone is, without any shadow of a doubt, one of our favourite ever PS3 ‘add-ons’. Who doesn’t love to get access to hundreds of music videos on-demand?
Now, over on the Official EU PlayStation Blog, Ben Creasey has been detailing what is coming next on the music video roster, and it includes tracks specifically chosen for your barbecue. Yes, you read that right…
Cast your mind back to 2005.
We’re at E3 and Kudo Tsunoda is showing ‘real-time’ footage of what the PS3 is capable of doing for his Fight Night franchise. Of course, what is shown at E3 didn’t transpire when Fight Night Round 3 arrived on our beloved black monolith, raising questions of whether it was real-time after all.
Does Fight Night Round 4 finally deliver the realism we crave, as demonstrated four years ago?
Criterion have released details of a raft of hidden gems in their recently released Big Surf Island expansion for Burnout Paradise.
We’ve spent a little time on the island recently here at Attitude Towers and whilst we hadn’t noticed anything in particular (since we spend most of our time driving everywhere at full speed), we’re certainly liking the new space.
Now that Criterion have told us there’s more to Big Surf than meets the eye, we might have to slow down.
Motorstorm: Pacific Rift has received a third major patch, and this update brings us closer to a more relevant and fully featured PlayStation Home gaming environment.
Home has certainly been coming along at a pace, but one of the main features promised and demonstrated prior to release still requires much better support; game launching.
Over at the Official EU PlayStation Blog, SCEE have been detailing some updates to the already popular Portable ID feature.
In fact, these new updates do remind us somewhat of a certain ‘Trophy Wars’ feature we ran here at PS3 Attitude some time ago!
Yes, soon you’ll be able to compare your trophies online with your friends and see how they’re doing against your tally with a fully automatic leaderboard.
We have had a few great moments at PS3 Attitude over the years, and this weekend we hit yet another milestone.
After jumping on the Twitter bandwagon very late, only starting to tweet on January 26th 2009, we hit the 1,000 follower mark just five months later.
We’ve had our own internal celebration (involving drinks and nibbles), so here’s our gift to you, the people who made it all possible.