Articles by Phreaky
Huge hulking supersoldier. Ace spacecraft Pilot. Ass-kicking female parkour expert. These are things I am not. Not in real life, at least. In the digital age, however, things are different. I command legions, leap between buildings and kick seven shades out of any oncomer. Sometimes. Games are the Yin to the Yang that is my daily grind of a job. I get to release all my stress and catch up with near and distant friends. And best of all, I get to inflict my opinions on all things game on people I don't know. Some people even like what I say. Result!
GamesAid should be a charity familiar to any of you regular readers, seeing as they are the champion folks we support here at Attitude Towers. Every penny we raise goes to the charity, one which is supported by the industry itself.
Here is where the salient details come in; GamesAid raise money. The industry support them in this endeavour. And what is the best way to support a charity? Give them all the profits from a great gaming triple-pack, that’s what!
3D Dot Heroes has been under scrutiny over its development cycle for a few reasons.
From bearing too close a resemblance to a certain Nintendo IP to outright plagiarism, it seems that we have been inundated with trailers and news about this title.
With a release in the US creeping up in just a few short months, Atlus have decided to take a different tack with their advertising and promotion techniques…
Having diligently hoovered my original PS every month since the day one purchase, I think that there was dust in places that there really ought not to have been. The fan would kick in even after being on for 10 minutes and the heat coming from my original 60Gb PS3 was a concern to say the least.
So I decided to go for the fat-to-slim upgrade. Turns out there a few things I should have known…
If you happen to own the black box of tricks that is PlayTV, you might want to check the most recent update.
The update takes the tally up to 1.21, and adds a few nice new features.
And one AWESOME feature…
Well this is a first.
We were so happy Critter Crunch was released that, once we were done barfing with excitement, there was a bit of a scrap over who would do the review.
After an epic battle, Danny_D and I decided to share the review between us. Danny took on the multi-player aspect while I tackled single player modes.
The Saboteur has been in development for some time, and is due to finally hit shelves at the start of December, just in time for Christmas.
EA are keen to stand tall above the thronging masses, screaming for your hard-earned this holiday season.
How are they planning to do that, exactly?
The God of War Collection has already been postponed in the EU.
Now it seems that the delay-hammer has struck a new nerve in the shape of a week-long hold on the US release of the much-anticipated title.
What’s a gamer to do when forced to choose just one blockbuster from the myriad options due out over the next few months? Join me as I put my case forward for what will – without question – be hailed as the best game of the year and is the sequel to one of my all-time favourite games…
We are sorry; how very remiss of us. It seems that we missed something.
We know what massive fans of the US PS3 adverts you all are, and we accidentally overlooked one!
Allow us to rectify this gross oversight…
What do you do when you have a license for a movie sequel released last year about a bunch of zoo animals in an unique and hugely significant part of the world?
You got it; make a game based on said zoo animals karting about! Simples!
It’s not like us to point out the obvious; we prefer to let our readers make up their own minds. But when it is as blatant as this, there has to be something bigger going on, surely?
We are, of course, speaking about the latest trailer for 3D Dot Game Heroes.
…And we here at ‘Tude Towers have a sparkly new trailer to celebrate the upcoming release of this awesome RPS*.
Not only does it demonstrate the great chunky gore featured in the game, it also gives us a glimpse of the skill trees available.
Ben Heck, famous for his laptop-ification, has taken his talents to task on the PS3 Slim.
Not only that, he has created what is quite possibly the neatest, most viable product re-design we have seen in quite some time.
Free LittleBigPlanet goodies are available for those who have the US version of the game, courtesy of the Sony Wonder site.
Hurry while codes last!
Tokyo Game Show 2009 is going well; Sony had a strong press conference, revealing new details on the Motion Controller and a number of surprise additions to the list of compatible games.
The good news isn’t restricted to the Sony camp, either. Capcom have revealed a slew of new information for the upcoming Lost Planet 2. Screens, info and a trailer are all present and correct. We’ve even done the hard part and sifted through it all for the most interesting details!
CEDEC 2009, the largest conference for game developers in Japan, was held at the start of September.
One of the things that came out of the conference was a series of demonstrations Sony presented on the floor. With some awesome concepts harbouring massive potential shown at the event, it was only recently we got hold of the footage via DigInfo.
The Beatles: RockBand has been available for some time now.
While some of us have taken the jump and are loving the Rock God lifestyle*, we know that there are some of you out there who might not have embraced the new wave of music game just yet.
It seems that Harmonix are aware of this too, as they have put together a tempting new musical package.
Fanboys are an annoyance at best. At worst, they are the bane of the industry and cause problems for the majority of level-headed gamers.
That’s not a wild attempt to get you talking; we have proof to back up our views from some of the best known names in the gaming industry.
The off-on-off-on relationship we have with Trine is a bit too familiar for some here at Attitude Towers.
First we fall in love with the concept, then it is out of favour when we learn what the cost of the game will be. We loathe the game for the delay imposed and love it once more when we get our hands on the demo.
So do we love it or hate it today?