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!
As Chris Deering took the stage to open the Edinburgh Interactive conference on Thursday, he looked like a man in his element.
Having been with Sony Computer Entertainment throughout those formative years and now in ‘active retirement’, he is no stranger to being the focus of attention. He was there to introduce us to the event, and to outline his thoughts on the industry.
Tekken 6 has been a long time coming.
Heck we’ve been following every jab, roundhouse and kick to the stones since it was first announced for consoles way back in 2008.
First there was all the talk of the introduction of weapons into the game. Then it was the chatter surrounding the special inclusion of the Cardboard Tube Samurai costume. Now it has been revealed that Tekken will be hitting the UK shelves in just a few short months.
Write it down, staple it to your pinboard, write it on your forehead in permanent marker. Just don’t let that date slip passed. Because that’s when NFS:Shift hits the shelves.
Makes a nice change, if you ask us! We’ve got a new trailer for the game to commemorate the occasion.
MX vs ATV Reflex is coming to a PS3 near you courtesy of THQ.
The game boasts unique controls, deformable terrain and something called ‘Rider Reflex’.
We are curious to see exactly how this works, and there are some indications in the video we’ve managed to sneak off with that this might be more than just a gimmick.
Dragon Age: Origins is coming along nicely.
If the latest screens are anything to go on, that is…
BioWare’s RPG pedigree is near-legendary, with the likes of Baldur’s Gate and Star Wars: KOTOR granting them a (deservedly) massive fan base.
If Dragon Age: Origins can reach anything near the likes of BG or KOTOR, everyone stands to win when the game is released later this year.
Ubisoft’s upcoming PSN remake, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time Re-Shelled, is now available to see in all its HD glory via the wonders of the intertubes.
And it is looking mighty fine, too.
What has us most impressed is the multiplayer aspect…
Welcome back to the second part of our interview with Ollie Clarke, head honcho of the team behind upcoming PSN title Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao.
Last time, we has a natter about the game, demo and development process.
This time, we’re focusing on the 3D aspect of the game that makes it so unique.
That and we threw in a few curve ball questions to keep Ollie on his toes…
We revealed recently that upcoming PSN title, Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao would last about the same as a DVD movie plus extras.
We discovered this during an extensive interview with the brain behind the game, Ollie Clarke. The Blitz Arcade Animator took time to get strapped into our examination chair and get hooked up to our lie detector while we quizzed him about his title and all things game-related.
So without further ado…
In a recent interview with PS3 Attitude, Ollie Clarke – Project Manager for Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao – took some time out to have a chat with us about Blitz Arcade’s upcoming PSN/XBLA side-scrolling pummel-a-thon.
During our chat with Ollie, we found out just what we can expect from the game in terms of real play time when the game hits later this year.
We suspect most people will be buying Assassin’s Creed 2 when it hits this Fall, judging by the popularity of the game steadily increasing over the past few months.
From AC: Bloodlines on the PSP having some crossovers with the PS3 game to Ubisoft plugging the game in “all platforms and mediums that could support [their] franchises”, it would apppear that the world is slowly going Assassin’s Creed bonkers.
Now it has been revealed that special editions of the game will be available for pre-order.
Welcome to what will be the last of our Twitter Weekly Digests. Whilst we’re continuing to be as active on Twitter as ever, we’ve decided to stop giving these weekly updates from now on as we hope you’ll have joined us – and all the interesting people we’ve introduced you to – on Twitter by now.
So in this final edition, we discuss game modes with David Jaffe, terrible pun-worthy headlines, the brilliant iTrophies app, our new Fantasy Football league and a real life computer bug.
Batman is coming.
If you’ve broken the law, be afraid of the shadows.
Look out for guano because when you get caught it will probably hit the fan. The Dark Knight could well send you to Arkham Asylum. It seems to be the place to be for any up-and-coming bad guy lately.
Until everyone breaks out, that is…
Twitter has been rummaging in our fridge here at Attitude Towers for some time now, and it seems that we’ve come to just accept it as par for the course.
With Twitter friends like ours though, we can’t be blamed for that!
This week, we managed to come 6th in GamesAid’s Charity Poker event. Final table FTW!
PSFree Attitude took a quieter turn this week thanks to Develop09 in Brighton, where we got a load of info about a host of new games and features, including APB and the Motion Controller for the PS3.
It is no secret that the PS3 is a monster of computational whizz-bangery.
Indeed, with the Folding at Home project directly integrated into the PS3 XMB, Sony have been keen to get academics taking the power of a multi-PS3 cluster seriously.
The latest demonstration of the collective ability of the PS3 comes from a collaborative project between individuals from Switzerland, the USA and – get this – Microsoft Research!
Killzone – as you all no doubt know by now – is about to get the next round of DLC air-dropped in by the affable peeps over at Guerilla Games.
The 1.28 update is pretty much all about the upcoming map pack.
In fact, it is almost exclusively about the map pack. Note we say ‘almost’.
Batman: Arkham Asylum may well have been delayed a while, but that doesn’t mean that can’t ogle the latest trailer.
Not only that but we have also managed to snaffle some great shots of these guys looking all dark and mean.
The bad news?
What a week.
This week we; closed our E3 SWAG competiton, entered GamesAid Charity Poker, gave away codes for PSFree Attitude Tuesday, attended the launch party for Battlefield 1943 and uncovered a side-business run by one of our own… disturbing just doesn’t cover it…
And to think this is just in one week!
In the first of a two-part interview with our friends over at PC World, Eric Lempel spills the beans on firmware and the future of the PS3.
Of particular interest is what we can expect to see in terms of future updates and the regularity of said updates.
And importantly we find out what was really in the most recent update, Firmware 2.80.
Another week, another twitter round-up.
And what a week it has been! We celebrated our 1,000th follower, launched our new SWAG competition and some of us even managed to play some Burnout Paradise with Ducer15! What’s this – actually playing games?!? I know, I know…
Anyway, for the full recounting of the week in tweet-format, read on!