Articles by Nick Kosmides
I'm a former PlayStation tester employed by Sony Computer Entertainment America in Foster City for 7 years before our department was dissolved. I met a lot of really cool people and made some life long connections in the gaming industry. Its taken two solid years to beat the "tester" out of me so that I can half enjoy the average game. Tester4Life. SOCOM4Life.
The official Need For Speed site shows no listing or pre-order option for any Vita version, but three of the largest online gaming retailers in the world beg to differ. Advertised as having exclusive Vita functionality and gameplay, Need For Speed: Most Wanted will get a PS Vita version on or around 30 October, 2012. How much would you pay for a portable version of Burnout Paradise 2?
Each week we ask ourselves three simple questions about what we’ve been playing over the past week. Between writing about PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, and talking about our feelings, how do we find the time to play games? We manage to make the time, but wouldn’t you like to know what we’ve been playing?
This week, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon invites guests from the gaming industry to show off some cool new games and toys. The NBC late night talk show starring SNL’s most notorious crack-up artist airs week nights at 12:35 PST/11:35 Central in the US. Can you laugh uncontrollably while watching someone unskilled play a game that you would rather be playing?
Valve is stepping up their presence on PS3 with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Packed with new maps, weapons, modes and the promise of post launch DLC. CS: Go, as the kids are calling it, is a PSN downloadable game coming 21 August, 2012 for $14.99. Are you ready to strike down terror with a keyboard and mouse on PS3?
This seems to be the year of the Canadian indie developer for PlayStation 3, as DrinkBox Studios showcases their newest SCEA “Pub Fund” baby with Guacamelee! DrinkBox describes the game as a co-op multiplayer “Metroid-vania style action-platformer set in a magical Mexican inspired world.”
Motorstorm RC has a new contender on the PlayStation 3, not Vita, as of yesterday. Bang Bang Racing is a top-down super-deformed racing game that borrows a lot from several other racing games and rolls them into this one neat little game for $9.99. Does it have what it takes to cross the finish line?
The E3 2012 Sony press conference was definitely the highlight of the day for us. There was a considerable about of clarity and new reveals to satisfy the palette for a little while. We can’t help it knowing that there is more to be revealed for PS3 and Vita from both Sony and the amazing developers at E3 in the days to come. If you missed the conference and don’t want to watch the replay, take a peak inside and grab the highlights here.
Ubisoft has closed the doors on their 2012 E3 press conference and open the doors to a new Splinter Cell game on PlayStation 3. Coming spring 2013, can’t get any more tentative really, Splinter Cell: Blacklist aims to rectify the lack of Sam Fisher on our XMB toting blu-ray disc console. PS3 may not have had Conviction, but it will get a Blacklist.
The PS3 Attitude team is always hard at work writing the fabulous posts you enjoy reading so much. So how do we find the time to play the games we love? We do find time, we must. But wouldn’t you rather find out what we’ve been playing?
E3 is the biggest gaming event in the world, so it would be remiss of us not to bring you all the latest news from the show.
The event run from 5-7 June, but there will be plenty of announcements around these dates.
We’ve heard everyone list their top 10 most likely, most requested, or most wanted PlayStation characters for the upcoming PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Now lets talk about the PlayStation characters we don’t want to see. Wouldn’t it be funny if these characters made it into the game?
Today, Sony unveiled the new Pulse Wireless Stereo Headset – Elite Edition. In this latest video, the PlayStation Blog is looking a lot like QVC, selling its newest headset hardware meant to replace the old one in every way. Take a look inside to get see what’s new…
If you’re anything like us, then you’ve played and completed every Lego game on PS3 to 100% completion. And the news about any new licensed Lego collect-athon adventure has you about as excited as a hyena in heat. Too soon? Lego Lord of the Rings is coming to PS3 and PS Vita by the end of 2012, so long as 2012 does end first.
Pinball Arcade was recently released for PS3 and Vita, and you may have heard that its tough to put down. With the help of Kickstarter, FarSight Studios is trying to add more tables starting with one know as… The Twilight Zone.
The title nearly says it all. An official YouTube app for PlayStation Vita will arrive end of June according to the official PlayStation Blog. Finally, a video app for the Vita…wait.
If you’re at all familiar with iD software you already know their job is not to predict the future of the PS3, instead they plan to be a part of it by releasing Doom 3 BFG Edition. Turn the lights off and crank the sound, this will be one hell of a shootout.
The UK can call itself king of video games now, after Cyanide Studio and Focus Home Interactive have officially announced Pro Cycling Manager 2012 for PS3. The definitive cycling simulation series, say that 10 times fast, has had a couple years of PC experience and the Tour de France 2011 affair on PS3. This cycling trip will cost you much less than a real road bike, although won’t promise to get you off the couch.
Capcom-Unity posted some disappointing news today. Fate/Unlimited Codes for PSP has been diagnosed with acute “expiring digital license” and its fate on the PS Store is limited to 12 June. Until then, the PSP digital download is on sale for $9.99.
Will you buy Fate/Unlimited Codes before its perishes into nothingness?
Announced just today, Spy Hunter will find itself refreshed and rebooted on the PS Vita this fall. A classic vehicular shooter like Spy Hunter will serve itself nicely amongst the lack of classic reboots offered up for the Vita thus far.