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
The new management team at Sony led by president and CEO Kaz Harai today unveiled new strategies to get the company back in profit. The realignment strategy, dubbed “One Sony”, will see more focus being placed on the core business areas of Digital Imaging, Game and Mobile. The move comes after projected losses for the 2011 fiscal year were revised to $6.4 billion.
Capcom’s annual Captivate event always provides a good picture of what to expect from the company for the following 12 months.
The important things to take away from Captivate 2012 are as follows: Lost Planet 3 is coming, Albert Wesker has a son, Street Figther x Tekken on PS Vita should match the quality of the PS3 version and Dante is a “sexual deviant”. That’s right.
Getting the WipEout 2048 gold trophy Beat Zico is hard, but did you think Studio Liverpool would give you that lovely piece of polished digital metal for nothing? No. You need to put in the graft. We can’t do it for you but we think the following five tips will help you get over the line in under 52s.
Sniper Elite V2 developer, Rebellion, will host a live Q&A session over Twitter on Wednesday 4 April. Fans of the game will pitch questions directly to developers Steve Hart and Andy Haith between 15.00-16.00 GMT+1.
It could be an ideal opportunity to learn more about Sniper Elite V2’s “devastating X-ray kill-cam” or the “sniper’s choice”. All you have to do is send your questions to @SniperEliteV2 and use the #SEV2 hashtag.
It’s been a busy day at thatgamecompany with a few interesting news stories.
George Osborne’s 2012 budget didn’t please everyone. It was even described as “cynical, deluded and regressive” by one political commentator. But you can’t please all of the people all of the time. Can you? Osborne may be consoling himself with that sentiment at the moment.
Osborne did please some of the people, though. Those people are the good folk working in the UK games industry. After snatching away their tax breaks in his first budget, he’s decided that they are necessary and good for the country.
You might not have heard of Dishonored, but this upcoming FPS from French dev Arkane Studios is shaping up to be one of 2012’s most interesting titles.
The failure of the Channel Islands to win their judicial review against Low Value Consignment Relief (LVCR) is a major blow for many online retailers, including popular videogame retailers such as HMV, Amazon and Play.com.
These companies have benefited enormously from LVCR, which has allowed them to sell products under £15 VAT-free. In fact, it is estimated that the loophole is costing the exchequer a whopping £130m each year in lost VAT. That’s a lot, but it isn’t just the public coffers that are emptier.
Journey, the third download-only PSN title from flOw and Flower dev thatgamecompany, goes live today for all on the European PlayStation Store and you should get it.
PS Plus users have been enjoying it for the past week and the feedback has been astonishing.
Capcom today announced Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection, a downloadable bundle featuring remastered versions of the Wii titles Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles.
“The hearts and lungs tear, livers burst, bones and teeth shatter and entrails fall out.” That’s not your average night out in Blackpool. it’s the beautiful image Sniper Elite V2’s X-Ray kill-cam will offer as your bullet enters your target’s unsuspecting body at a poignantly slow speed. Lovely.
Rebooting an old but dated classic is a thankless task. How do you keep the old fans happy while making it relevant for today’s audience? Is it even worth the effort? Starbreeze Studios certainly thinks so.
Their approach to reviving Syndicate has been to ditch pretty much everything. Gone, unsurprisingly, is the isometric tactical shooter gameplay in favour of a trendy first-person shooter style. This has more in common with Modern Warfare than the 1993 original Amiga/PC version.
We have two copies of the Resistance 3 Original Soundtrack here at Attitude Towers, courtesy of Sumthing Else Music Works, and we want to pass them on to two lucky readers.
This is a tough generation for Japanese devs working on PS3 with sales and enthusiasm for their products down well below normal and healthy levels.
The UK PS3 game sales charts for 2011 (compiled by GFK Chart-Track) featured no games in the top 10 from Japan. The list was instead dominated by American, Australian, Canadian and European studios. In addition, Japanese devs barely figured in the top 100 multiplatform charts too, excluding the always prolific Nintendo devs.
SSX’s mission statement is “Defy Reality. Own The Planet.” It’s pretty apt, and we certainly can’t argue with any of it.
It has you tackling 10 mountain ranges from around the world, from Alaska to Japan, via the Rockies, Patagonia, Antarctica, the Alps, Africa, the Himalayas, the Rockies and New Zealand. While doing so, you’re reaching reality bending heights and pulling off crazily contorted moves.
We’re sure it’s not the grand announcement Activision planned – although, they’re no doubt used to that by now – but Sony has confirmed that a portable version of Call of Duty will be arriving on PS Vita this autumn.
Under Siege Enhanced Edition is the DualShock-friendly RTS from Seed Studios. Yes, the Portuguese developer has tackled the frightful genre that so many console developers shy away from, and they’ve done an admiral job, as you will know if you read Ryanmoto3’s review.
Well, we’re giving away two EU vouchers for Under Siege Enhanced Edition so you can find out for yourselves.
Arc System Works Europe today revealed details of an exclusive run of 200 Premium Editions for their upcoming anime fighter BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend.
We still have Assassin’s Creed II’s pleasing after-taste in our mouths, not to mention the more recent but equally delectable tastes of Brotherhood and Revelations.
That’s enough to leave even the most gluttonous gamers full, so it wouldn’t surprise us if you aren’t ready for another serving just yet.