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!
LittleBigPlanet is the game that just keeps giving.
First there was the game itself. Then the DLC costumes. Followed by the MGS add-on. Some more costumes. And most recently the Monster Pack.
It seems that MM are preparing the release of some sort of DLC relating to one of the single most under-rated games of the last generation, ICO.
Hot off the press, we have just managed to get a look at the Assassin’s Creed 2 cinematic from their E3 Conference.
Granted, it may just be a cinematic, but there are some interesting aspects of the video worth pointing out.
The latest trailer for BioWare and EA’s upcoming RPG masterpiece, Dragon Age: Origins, has been released into the wild ahead of E3. In case you are wondering what all the fuss is about – this is from the guys who brought us Mass Effect and Baldur’s Gate.
With E3 just around the corner, we are starting to see a large number of videos, trailers and goodies released. The bods over at Insomniac are not ones to miss a trick, so we are delighted to see that they have released a trailer with gameplay footage as well as an interview with Creative Director Brian Algeier.
Square Enix are pulling out some big E3 guns early. With billboards already up in the US citing FFXIII as being released next year and massive expectations for the announcements at the conference proper, Square Enix have got some serious work cut out for them in order to please the fans.
Hopefully the trailer for the relatively-new addition to the SE family, Nier, will not represent the high-point of the reveals. Not because it is bad or anything – moreso because we want more news. Bigger news. All the time
Once more it’s that time, when we take a look back over the past week in the PS3 Attitude twitterverse. From Brodie’s writing hat to the twitteriffic PSfree Attitude feature, we have been busy, busy bees.
‘Droplitz’ is a new puzzle-based game from Atlus which sees the player tasked with trying to save as many drops of liquid as possible. Several game modes are promised to ensure variety and Atlus are hoping to steal the puzzler crown when the title hits the PSN. Does Droplitz have what it takes, or is it another damp squid?
The people at Capcom have been tinkering away on Dark Void for quite some time now, with the game encompassing a number of themes and taking cues from several well-known games and movies.
In the latest video for the project, the brains behind the operation talk about the influences which have affected the game and how it has changed since the original concept was first floated.
The roster of great LBP content is set to continue this week with the release of the latest set of snazzy outfits. Based on the 2000AD comic series, we ‘judge’ that these new wardrobe additions to the LBP canon will prove to be hugely popular.
As you may have read, FUEL is the record-breaking racer from Codemasters and is due out June 5th.
To show off exactly what the game is like in terms of sheer size, Codemasters released a trailer which combines both the team discussing some of the technical aspects of the game with some of the breathtaking scenery from within the game itself.
According to our friends over at 9lives.be, Sony Belgium stated in a recent interview that we may not see the introduction of PSN Cards any time soon, if ever.
These have been in circulation for some time in the NA and Japan Territories, but have yet to show face anywhere in the EU region. Why is that, exactly?
Not to be outdone by Namco Bandai, EA have come out swinging in terms of media for the upcoming Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
The sequel to 2008’s well-recieved Bad Company is going to feature some rather more frosty locales, from the look of these screens. What’s more, there is even a video to accompany the images.
Dead to Rights:Retribution – technically the fifith title in Namco Bandai’s Dead to Rights franchise – is coming to the PS3 in the last quarter of the year.
Whilst previous games have garnered mixed verdicts, there is something that makes us cautiously optomisitc about this release.
Maybe is has something to do with the flurry of media that was released about the game today.
At EIF08 we revealed that there were plans to introduce celebrity levels into the LBP universe. Well, nine months later, and we have the first details of how this will all play out.
The best news? It all kicks off this Friday with the new level area ‘The Patch’.
But what exactly will you find there?
This Thursday we have a bumper package of LittleBigPlanet DLC crawling out of the bowels of the PSN. But this is no normal DLC. We are getting the first of a new type of pack this week – one which will add to the current DLC canon, as well as provide far better value for money. But what exactly makes this particular content pack so special?
Capcom have released the best trailer yet for the upcoming Bionic Commando. But there are some strange things you notice if you scrutinize the video. Well, maybe not, but we noticed a few odd likenesses during our first few hundred views.
Sidhe, the creative minds behind GripShift, have revealed their next PSN game due for release later on this year. The new game, titled ‘Shatter’, is billed as a retro take on the block breaking game.
With new effects and modes attached to the retro attitude Sidhe are taking with this game, we are certainly curious to find out more.
Handy really, seeing as there’s a video of the game available for your viewing pleasure!
As I crawled out of my cave and into the sunlight, blinking life back into my numb eyes, I came across the scent of something untoward. A harbinger of distress and chaos had cast a shadow on the horizon.
Indeed, there are dark times ahead as we enter a period of PlayStation Network maintenance.
If you have never played a Katamari game before, our excitement about the announcement of the next game – Katamari Forever – will probably be lost on you completely.
But for those of you who have played any of the Katamari games before, you know why we’re stoked, right?