Articles by Matthew Wingler (Echo307)
I've been gaming since I was just a wee lad but it wasn't until about 5-6 years ago that video games really started to grab ahold of me. Now, I play pretty much every day. I enjoy games from just about every genre, although fighting games and JRPG's have yet to really grab me. I'm a particular fan of on-line and co-op game modes, and I really enjoy the social aspects of those kinds of games. I'm always up for talking about games and technology so if you ever see me around, don't be afraid to strike up a conversation.
Earlier in the summer when Blacklight: Tango Down was nearing its initial release date, we were actually pretty excited to play it. Our excitement was soon replaced with annoyance as it was delayed for an unforeseen amount of time. Now, we have a firm release date again, but based on when it’s coming out and the other games that surround it, we have to question if anyone still cares.
If you remember back to the days when Fallout 3 came out, you probably remember our disappointment when Bethesda announced that all DLC for Fallout 3 would be X-Box 360/PC exclusive. Strange how history has a way of repeating itself.
We’ve been hearing for a long time that a fully integrated Netflix streaming app would be coming to the PlayStation 3 this October, but until now, we never had a solid date to nail down. Well break out your hammer, because the date has been announced and is arriving very soon.
To clarify, by a day late we mean us and not the actual update. Oh my, think of the craziness that would be taking place on the official EU blog if the update really were a day late. We shudder just thinking about it
Anyway, the update is here and with it is lots of cool stuff. If you’re lucky enough to be a PlayStation Plus member, you have the full game trial of Hustle Kings to look forward to, as well as three different Fallout 3 expansions. Also available is the Killzone 3 beta theme, and although the beta is already locked up as far as participants go, the theme is still in the Store if you’re interested.
Following in North America’s footsteps, you can also find Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 for download, as well as Dead Space Ignition. Speaking of Sonic 4, you have the official PS3 Attitude review to look forward to in the near the future.
Beyond that, there are several new demos and a lot of game add-ons, videos, themes and avatars available. So check out the complete list and let us know what can be found in your download queue this week.
Information on Call of Duty: Black Ops seems to come in waves these days. We’ll get something about the campaign, then we’ll get something on multiplayer and then we get something on the zombies game mode, and the cycle repeats. With this new trailer, it seems to be the campaign’s turn again. Come inside to check it out.
It’s that time again! Time for the North American PlayStation Store Update! While the update itself is pretty large, it’s a few of the games and demos released this week that really make it such an awesome addition.
For starters, there’s Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 and Dead Space Ignition. As if those games aren’t appealing enough, there’s a demo for both of them, meaning that if you’re not traditionally a Sonic or Dead Space fan, you can still get in on the action without it costing you anything.
Speaking of demos, there’s also one for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, just in case you want to see what it’s like on the dark side. Outside of that there’s also a special section with all kinds Halloween-themed games, themes, avatars and DLC.
Have a look at the complete list below and be sure to let us know what you’re picking up.
Interested in the new Sly Cooper Collection coming soon for the PlayStation 3? If so, then you may want to get in here and check out these screenshots. Sometimes… we wish that we were sly little raccoons.
Let’s be honest, Heroes on the Move wasn’t exactly the most imaginative title in the world for Sony’s new Move-compatible hero collaboration. But, somehow or another, they found a way to make it even more boring. Click the jump to see what its new name is.
We’ve been hearing about the Uncharted movie for quite some time now but until recently, we thought the movie had been delayed indefinitely when director, David O. Russell, backed out to go create the sure fire hit, Pride, Prejudice and Zombies. Now, David is back on board and the movie seems to be ready to finally take off. Come inside to find out more.
We’re a touch late to the party on this one but Dead Nation developer, Housemarque, has confirmed that Dead Nation will support on-line co-op right from launch. But the question remains, when can we expect this title to hit the PlayStation Store? Come inside to find out everything we know!
Zombies are all the rage right now. It seems pretty much everywhere you look in video games, you see the undead. Even titles that have nothing to do with them find some way to implement everyone’s favorite cannibalistic monsters. Now we’ve got Dead Rising 2, a game that revolves around nothing but zombies. Sure fire good time, right?
The list of Sony’s first-party lineup that will be supporting 3D is quite impressive. On the other hand, the number on multiplatform games that will support it is pretty small. The list isn’t necessarily about to grow leaps and bounds but there is one major game that will certainly move to the top.
For those that have long been anticipating the possible announcement of a Killzone 3 beta, this is your lucky week. While only a small amount of people will be able to get in, Guerrilla is making it open to anyone who puts themselves in the right place at the right time.
It’s time once again for the European PlayStation Store Update. This update is a tad disappointing when compared to previous iterations but the way we look at, you wouldn’t know what a good update was unless you had a bad one now and then, right?
Calling this a bad update is really the wrong choice of words, anyway. You’ve got Ferrari: The Race Challenge to look forward to, as well as a full one hour trial if you’re a Plus subscriber. Also new for Plus subscribers is Street Fighter HD Remix and the PSone classic, Kula World. If neither of those are blowing your skirt up, you’ve also got two Mini’s to choose from – Aero Racer and Yeti Sports.
Beyond that, there’s not a lot to be had. There is a demo for DJ Hero 2 and several intriguing game add-ons, so hopefully everyone will find something that wins them over. Click the link for the full list and be sure to let us know what you’re getting!
It’s time again for the North American PlayStation Store Update! This week is a tad lighter than the few before it but that certainly doesn’t mean there’s not some good content to be found here.
If you’re a Plus subscriber, you’ve got a new episode to Qore to look forward do (as do non Plus Qore subscribers) as well as a Mini titled, Bubble Trubble and a couple of themes. Beyond that, the Plus update is only discounts to previous released content, although it is worth noting that one of those discounts is for a game that is just being released – Alien Breed: Impact.
For the rest of us, there are two new games: Deadliest Warrior: The Game and Alien Breed: Impact – both of those titles have a demo.
If none of that interests you, there’s plenty of other demos, videos, add-on content and media, so surely you can find something that will tickle your fancy. Have a look at the list and be sure to let us know what you’re picking up.
We know a lot of you out there have been patiently waiting to hear who won the first ever Platinum Community Member contest, and we’re pleased to be finally bringing you the results. So who are the big winners? Come on and check it out.
Trivia time: What’s better than reading about all the latest gaming news? You guessed it – being able to watch it instead of having to read like a sucker. If you’re the type that prefers moving pictures to words, then today is your day on PS3A. The most recent trailer we have of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is just another example of that.
For those of you that are interested in Vanquish, you might want to come check out this new trailer we have. For those that aren’t, you still might want to come see this… it’s pretty awesome.
Any basketball fans out there? Admittedly, not many of us here at the Attitude Towers are big basketball fans but NBA 2K11 is starting to raise some eyebrows, regardless. The newest trailer titled, “what if?” is only making it harder to look past this game, even for those of us who don’t traditionally frequent the hardwood.