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
This summer, Sony plan to roll out a patch that will allow the PS3 to produce stereoscopic 3D images, but Tameen Antoniades, co-founder of Ninja Theory – the team behind Heavenly Sword and the upcoming Enslaved – has warned that the quality will be “limited” this generation.
Mutinies. Hardware wars. Dying consoles. Tax laws. A month in the games industry can cover a variety of headline-catching topics, but these should never steal the attention away from the true stars of the industry – the games.
Final Fantasy XIII has received stinging criticism from certain quarters, leading some to believe that the world has moved on from its fixation with the legendary Japanese RPG series. This death knell, however, may have been sounded prematurely given the excellent sales figures for the latest instalment.
Namco Bandai have released fresh screenshots and artwork for their upcoming tactical adventure titled Enslaved. It’s set in a post-apocolyptic world, but it’s not a barren and infertile environment such as the kind seen in Fallout games or Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. The environemtns are rich and full of life with nature has reclaiming the cities. It looks fantastic.
Dr. Richard Marks, senior researcher at SCEA, has been saying that Sony had the opportunity to work with 3DV Systems, the Israeli based company responsible for the technology behind Microsoft’s Natal, but ultimately choose not to because there were concerns over reliability, cost and it’s potential to “enable enough new experiences”.
David Cage, CEO and founder of Paris-based developer Quantic Dream, revealed last month that Heavy Rain was initially designed to be played with a motion based controller, and Cage hinted that the game could still end up with motion sensing support.
Well, Belgium mag Chief have confirmed that Heavy Rain will indeed be using the PlayStation Move.
A survey sent to PlayStation owners has fueled speculation that Resistance 3 is on the way. The survey asks interviewees if they believe that Resistance 3 is in development, and if so how likely they would be to buy it.
The Welsh rockers pitched up at the SingStar VIP Rooms in PlayStation Home to play a greatest hits set to an enthusiastic audience which included this PS3 Attitude writer.
The Stereophonics will be playing a gig this Thursday 25th March in PlayStation Home in the SingStar Rooms VIP.
Viewers will be treated to exclusive live footage and interview with the band. There will also be Stereophonics related merchandise available to kit out your apartment and avatars.
Yoichi Wada, President and CEO of Square Enix, has said that the company will sit down and consider the possibility of a remake to the hugely popular Final Fantasy VII.
The business practises of Valve are coming under scrutiny from industry analyst Michael Pachter. The Wedbush Morgan analyst believes that Valve’s continued absence from the PS3 is a “mistake”.
The Sun, Britain’s top-selling newspaper, is running an article which has psychologist Steve Pope claiming that games are “addictive”, cause “depression” and are one of the main reasons why “we are getting more violent”.
One thing is for certain, when Jack Tretton is let loose near a microphone, us writers usually end up with something to write about. In a recent interview with Gamestrailers TV, the SCEA boss suggested that if people really wanted to “play about with cameras”, they would be better off buying a PS2 and an EyeToy. Take that Microsoft…
Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Asylum beat off strong competition from Uncharted 2: Amongst Thieves to win the best game category at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards. Rocksteady’s portrayal of the Caped Crusader also took the award for best gameplay. Isn’t this award just further proof that Arkham Asylum is not only the best Batman game, but also the best ever superhero game?
If any game deserves an art book, it’s Uncharted 2: Among Thieves; not only does it raise the bar for all developers when it comes creating amazing visuals, it also has some of the most captivating environments ever experienced in a game.
With this new art book from Ballistic Publishing, titled The Art of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, you can explore how Nathan Drake’s world was created.
EA Sports have released a trailer for their upcoming MMA game. As expected, the trailer features several short-haired men trying to turn their opponent’s faces into something resembling an aubergine, and they appear to doing a very good job.
Sony have been showing off a new tool to developers at their GDC expo booth in San Francisco. Develop-Online say it’s a one day turn around device that allows creators to make non game apps such as eMagazines and training manuals.
Make no mistake, Sony are very excited about the PS3’s capabilities to offer 3D gaming, but don’t expect them to be investing heavily in 3D games in the near future.
LucasArts have finally stopped neglecting PlayStation owners by confirming that the upcoming special edition for The Secret of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge will be coming to the PSN. I know what you’re thinking; what about the special edition for the first game that Xbox360 and PC owners have been enjoying for months? LucasArts have announced that it will be coming to the PSN also. Happy Days.