Articles by Sean O'Connor
A gluttonous consumer of culture and an editor for PS3 Attitude. When I'm not getting overly excited about my gaming destiny, I tend to be playing guitar, reading a book, following football or watching a film. www.twitter.com/sean_o_c
Capcom has revealed that the next Dead Rising game will feature two-player co-op. You see, bashing in a zombie’s head with a baseball bat is not all it’s cracked up to be; not unless your best friend plans to follow with the garden rake (a garden rake attached to a car battery creating an electrified zombie prod, of course).
A new trailer has been released for Fatshark’s upcoming western themed third-person shooter, Lead & Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. It’ll be hitting the PlayStation Network in Europe this Thursday with the rest of the world soon to follow. Fatshark promises to give you more “bang for buck.” They really mean it, check out the trailer above.
Former members of the now defunct Swedish-based developers GRIN have started up a new studio named Might and Delight.
GRIN closed its doors last year following cash-flow problems which came from “too many publishers delaying their payments.”
Might and Delight main goal is to continue “creating remakes of classic games.”
Activision COO Thomas Tippl has spoke out against the ongoing accusations that his company treat their employees shoddily.
EA Sports have unveiled new footage for their upcoming mixed martial arts title, EA Sports MMA. The in-game footage features excessive posturing from various MMA superstars as well as some brutally violent sparring.
EA Sports MMA is shaping up nicely, but can it compete with the established UFC 2010 Undisputed from THQ?
John McLaughlin has been speaking about his experiences with PlayStation Move. McLaughlin is a producer on the upcoming street brawler, The Fight: Lights Out. He believes that Move will allow players to “throw punches with total precision”. Players are also expected to get in the thick of the action – that means none of this flick-of-the-wrist nonsense.
The good folk over at No Fuss Reviews have been conducting a massive survey into the failure rates for the three major consoles.
A source of 500,000 readers were asked if their console has had to be repaired or replaced due to a fault – the results are striking.
America has a higher ratio of PS3s hooked up to the internet than the Xbox 360 and the Wii. A recent survey from The Diffusion Group found that 78% of PS3 owners are online. The Xbox 360 had less with 74% while the Wii scored a pitiful 54%.
Our main concern is that 22% of PS3 owners are missing out on some of the PS3’s best features.
The upcoming release of PS Move and Natal, the motion sensing devices from Sony and Microsoft, has marked an interesting change in the way these two gaming institutions promote their consoles. It’s a shift because it’s the first time peripherals have taken centre stage for either company. Sony and Microsoft have traditionally taken a very conservative approach to console development, believing superior graphics to be the holy grail. When it comes to input devices both have been happy to stick with the trusted joypad.
There was a time when Western gamers used to lap up everything Japan had to offer – we couldn’t get enough of it. These days, it appears to be the case that being “too Japanese “can be a bad thing.
Not our thoughts, but the thoughts of Capcom producer Shinasuka Hohara who cites the failure to appeal to Western audiences as being the main reason why the first Dead Rising game underperformed. Are we really losing interest in Japan?
Vince Zampella and Jason West have started up a new studio named Respawn Entertainment and have partnered with Activision’s main rivals Electronic Arts. It’s a move that West claims will “ensure that the fans are treated as well as they deserve.”
Codemasters have announced that Stuart Broad will be the face of International Cricket 2010. The rising star of English cricket shot to fame in 2009 for his notable performances during the 2009 Ashes which included a man of the match performance for the fifth test.
New comparison screenshots for Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge have been uploaded onto the game’s official facebook page. It’s looking spiffing great.
When Sony announced the PlayStation 3 Slim, we expect it to be lighter, smaller and easier to move around. What we didn’t expect was that the PS3 would become a trusted travel accessory. Well now it could, thanks to a fancy new LCD screen created by Hori.
Shinji Mikami, the legendary games developer, the man behind Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, and the hotly anticipated Vanquish, has admitted that he was given “too much freedom” during the production of God Hand.
Rockstar UK general manager Neil Stephen has claimed that Red Dead Redemption is the company’s most ambitious game yet – even more ambitious than Grand Theft Auto IV.
Some new footage from Gran Turismo 5 has been leaked. The video, which shows a replay of a race between the magnificent McLaren F1 and other cars, really demonstrates Gran Turismo 5’s spectacular graphics.
You may ask, what does five years of development and a $60m budget give you? The answer can be seen in this footage; a game that actually looks realer than real.
A feature on Qore regarding the PS3’s 3D-enabling firmware update has led to reports that Killzone 2 will be getting a 3D update. Sony have since denied these reports.
Peter Dille, head of marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America, has been speaking to the Financial Times about the “it only does everything” marketing campaign. Sony’s research show that customers still struggle to understand just what the PS3 is capable of. This is partly down to the White Room campaign that was too “inclusive” according to Dille. They hope this new approach will go some way to enlighten the masses.