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
Last week Rebellion’s Sniper Elite V2 rocketed to the top of the charts in the UK and elsewhere, proving that niche genres can still succeed in this hugely competitive era of big budget AAA games. PS3 Attitude caught up with John Merchant, global brand manager at 505 Games, to find out his views on Sniper Elite’s success so far, how it came about and where the series goes from here.
Sony today announced that 1.8m PS Vitas have been shifted worldwide since launch, up 600k from the 1.2m figure the company posted in late February.
Sony is predicting combined Vita and PSP sales of 16m by the end of this current financial year with Vita expected to make up 10m of that figure, so clearly sales are below what was expectation.
BioShock Infinite won’t make its October release date, 2K Games today announced. Seanoc argues why this isn’t necessarily a bad thing for us. Find out why…
2K Games has announced that BioShock Infiite will miss its scheduled October release to instead hit stores on 26 February 2013. This unfortunately is a big blow for Stefhutch20, Majiesto and myself, because we all included Infinite in our hottest PS3 games of 2012 list. That’ll teach us not to learn lessons from previous BioShock delays.
Sniper Elite V2 has risen to the top of the UK charts, debuting in at number one in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 charts. It seems gamers can’t resist gory kill-cams, opportunities to take on Hitler and tense sniping gameplay.
Sorcery was originally announced at E3 in 2010. Sony initially hoped for a spring 2011 launch but that date was later changed to autumn 2011, and then Spring 2012.
Far from being concerned by the delays, we actually see this as a good sign that the studio is taking its time to ensure that this isn’t just another lazy PS Move title. We’ve had plenty of those already.
Traversing tree tops, hidden daggers, bow and arrows and a tomahawk. Ubisoft today launched an Assassin’s Creed III teaser trailer showing all of these in action. The teaser is CG but a proper gameplay reveal has been promised, but only after we take it viral.
Treasures of Montezuma Blitz is dubbed a free-to-play puzzler; but no doubt quite a few of you picked it up, played five games and then found yourself feeling slightly miffed when it asked you to cough up 79p to play another five.
Japan has a new trailer for PS Vita’s upcoming Metal Gear Solid HD Collection which is due for release this summer. We don’t speak Japanese – we know, we must try harder – but it’s fairly self-explanatory.
Kratos has been a lone warrior so far in his God of War adventures, but this is about to change because the next game, Ascension, will have full-on multiplayer. The news was confirmed today by Sony and Santa Monica Studios.
Awesomenauts is coming soon to PSN on both sides of the Atlantic, and what’s more, it’ll be free for PS Plus members: news, we’re sure, most will be delighted to hear. But we’re also pretty sure some of you will be thinking, what’s Awesomenauts?
It’s been a tricky few years for Shinji Mikami. After cementing his position in the gaming hall of fame with a masterful reinterpretation with Resident Evil 4, he’s bounced around a number of studios, working on projects that haven’t quite matched his previous high standards.
It won’t go down in history as Sony’s best-kept secret, but it’s notable nonetheless. The news is now out the bag, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is real. The announcement came via GTTV and it following months of rumours and leaks.
A Call of Duty world reveal is expected to happen on 1 May 2012 during the basketball playoffs on TNT, according to a teaser image on the official Call of Duty website.
Chances are you missed StarDrone when it slipped quietly on to the PS Store in March last year. It’s now lost somewhere in the store’s labyrinth of menus alongside other missing low-priced puzzle games.
You can easily dismiss Drone as just another twin-stick shooter in the same vein as the fine Super Stardust, if you only give it a brief superficial glance. But that’s not how it plays – not even close. Your ship doesn’t have guns; it doesn’t even have a propulsion system.
Sony is keeping good to its promise to deliver more apps for PS Vita. The company announced that three new apps are on the way, one of which is available this week to download in US and EU stores. The three apps are called Paint Park, Treasure Park and Wake Up Club.
Sony today announced plans to launch a new networked recorder and media storage device in Japan called “nasne”.
The little black box is set become the centre of the living room, offering cross device connectivity with …
Sony is boasting about MotorStorm RC PSN stats since launch. According to a press release from the company, “fans of the critically-acclaimed, fast-paced racing title MotorStorm: RC are creating PSN friendships, new challenges and Trophies quicker than ever before…”
PS3 is adding fire to UK homes this month.
If you still haven’t picked up a PS3, need to replace one or are made of more money than your average dodgy used-car salesman – plus, you want to add a bit of colour to your living room – you will be delighted to know Sony is bringing a red PS3 model to the UK soon.