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
Holloway Road, Islington isn’t the liveliest part of London, so the sight of over a hundred gamers —Mario and Toad included— queuing outside The Rocket Complex must have raised a few eyebrows.
False starts: the nitrous, coast-to-coast racer, Need for Speed: The Run has had a few. The first one happened at its unveiling at E3, when the debut trailer worryingly focused on the game’s, erm, innovative QTE-led cutscenes. The trailer, unsurprisingly, was met with a mixture of confusion and bafflement.
London Gaming Con is a new community focused gaming event from the people behind London Anime Com, which is taking place at London’s Rocket Complex early next month.
Over a thousand people, including us, are expected to descend on the capital on 3-4 December to enjoy a communal celebration of games, anime and general nerdism.
London Gaming Con is fast approaching but you can still take advantage of reduced pre-pay tickets of just £8 for Saturday and £6 for Sunday. These tickets are available from the official website: www.londongamingcon.com/register.php
It seems like every week MonkeyPaw Games is bringing a quirky Japanese wonder to the West. So far we have received straightforward ports of Japanese PSOne games — with language barriers and kids on magic hoovers intact — but the company stepped up to a new level this week with the release of BurgerTime World Tour, a complete reinvention of the 1982 meat-themed arcade game.
Licensing problems. Throughout the nineties, we complained when Japanese titles never made it to stores near us despite taking the Fear East by storm. It got a bit better in the noughties, as our hobby grew in popularity, but the issue never completely disappeared.
BurgerTime World Tour — a remake of the quirky, 1982, Japanese arcade title BurgerTime — is making its way to PSN. PS3 Attitude has been speaking to John Greiner, president and CEO of MonkeyPaw Games, to find out what kind of relish we can expect for this upcoming retro remake.
It’s safe to say our editor-in-chief DolphGB had one of those “really, honest, am I really doing this?” moments when he signed up for the UK’s toughest 10k obstacle course race. After all, he hadn’t willingly performed any exercise in over a decade, unless you count him twitching his thumbs on a DualShock pad.
Just in case you somehow missed our constant broadcasting, our editor-in-chief DolphGB is tackling the UK’s toughest 10k obstacle course, despite being inactive for several years. His run is this Saturday and we’re trying to raise as much money as possible for PS3 Attitude’s chosen charity, GamesAid.
We mention GamesAid regularly, but it’s been a while since we last explained what GamesAid does and why the charity deserves your money.
Remember that Hitman Absolution gameplay trailer we showed you recently, the one that had Agent 47 take out an army of cops as he ran for his life? Well, here is the trailer again, but this time complete with developer commentary.
A new 18+ games convention is to be held at London’s Rocket Complex next month on 3-4 December.
London Gaming Con, the sister event of London Anime Con, is looking to bring together the capital’s game-loving community for a night of games, culture and music.
In a period that has seen the launch of Batman: Arkham City, Battlefield 3 and Uncharted 3, it would be easy to miss out on Zoë Mode’s all signing and dancing Grease game.
As we feel for the little guys, we think it’s our duty to let you know about this game’s existence – and to tell you that it launched yesterday, complete with Move support and silly dance moves.
A remake of Two Tribes’ popular puzzle platformer, Toki Tori, will be winging its way on to the European PlayStation Store from 16 November.
The release date for Ridge Racer Unbounded, the aggressive new entry into the long-running Ridge Racer series, was today announced by Namco Bandai. It will crash into stores in EMEA and Australasia regions on 2 March 2012 before reaching North America four days later, on 6 March 2012.
BAFTA Games last week hosted a Game Writers Panel in London, during which experienced writers Edward Stern (Brink), Rhianna Pratchett (Mirror’s Edge) and James Swallow (Deus Ex: Human Revolution) covered a variety of topics on the subject of narrative design.
News of near perfect (sometimes perfect) Uncharted 3 and Battlefield 3 scores has exploded across the internet today. The high ratings follow on from the incredible critical success of Batman: Arkham City last week. But which do the critics love most?
The Battlefield 3 launch trailer shows off Frostbyte 2’s superior ability to create impressive visuals, animations, tactical destruction, sound and scale.
That is, however, all stuff that we’ve seen before in previous trailers and gameplay footage. What makes this trailer interesting though is that it reveals fresh details about the singleplayer campaign.
Is it just me or is 1000 Tiny Claws a creepy name? It evokes horrible thoughts of dark places and thousands of little insect munching away at my tender flesh. Maybe I should have left that for the therapist…
Rage has given us one of our most enjoyable singleplayer experiences of the year, and we said as much in our in-depth review last week. This week, however, we’re focusing on multiplayer and trying to decide if Rage is as much fun with company as it is alone.
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is “a cinematic platform adventure game where you take on the role of a badass chicken who sets out to destroy an evil totalitarian penguin regime.” That, at least, is a summary of the game from its developer Ratloop Asia.