Articles by Stefan Hutchings
Traveller’s Tales and Warner Bros. have recently released a year 3 trailer for the upcoming Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4. The footage revealed so far looks great, and this new trailer is no exception.
Earlier today, Fat Princess was patched to version 1.05, which adds a handful of technical fixes, as well as two free new snow-themed maps, entitled Frost Bite and Candy Mountain.
This is just a reminder that we are now in MAG’s first ever double XP weekend. It’s been live since 12am PDT/7am GMT this morning, so what are you waiting for? Get on the battlefield!
Over on the EU blog, Sony have confirmed that the God of War Collection (which was released in North America on November 17th), will finally be coming to the PAL region at the end of April, and cost €39.99/£24.99.
It has been revealed via the US and EU blogs that Heavy Rain Chronicle: Episode 1 – The Taxidermist will be released on the PS Store in all regions on April 1st, and will cost $4.99/€3.99/£3.19.
FIFA 10 is undeniably one of the best sports games ever made. However, since launch, the online side of the game has been rife with lag, glitches, and various other problems. Last week the game was patched to version 1.04, but some users are still experiencing issues.
No, this isn’t a dream; Final Fantasy XIII is finally here! To celebrate, we’re taking a look at the Collector’s Edition, which is chock-full of Final Fantasy related goodies. As with Heavy Rain, this version of the game is exclusive to the PAL region, but fortunately is available from a variety of retailers in each participating country.
In this second episode of Special Edition Unboxed, we’re taking an in-depth look at the Special Edition of the incredible Heavy Rain. This version of the game is exclusive to the PAL region, and in the UK is only available in HMV.
Yesterday, it was announced on the Bioware forums that the Return to Ostagar DLC for Dragon Age: Origins will finally be released on the PlayStation Store on Thursday 11th March.
With the release of Heavy Rain this week, I thought I’d revisit some of the most innovative games that have graced the PlayStation 3 in the last few years.
Nowadays, it feels like every other game is a direct copy of Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto, so it’s refreshing when a game pushes the boundaries and pioneers something which is genuinely new.
Last Thursday (18th February), FIFA 10 was patched to version 1.03. However, it soon became apparent that some users were experiencing problems and were ultimately unable to successfully download it.
The official Red Dead Redemption website is now listing all of the various pre-order bonuses for US and UK retailers. Rockstar are clearly going all out to promote this game and give consumers as much choice as possible.
The shortlist for the BAFTA GAME Award 2009 has just been announced, and you can now vote for your favourite! This is the only award at the British Academy Video Game Awards which is voted for by the public, so it’s fitting that it’s also the most prestigious.
Some great games have been nominated, including seven titles on the PlayStation 3, one of which is exclusive (bet you can’t guess which one).
I’m normally not a big fan of online multiplayer, but after reading our awesome MAG Monday feature, I was encouraged to give MAG a shot. However, just getting hold of a copy proved to be a bit of a mission in itself, as it seems a lot of stores are currently out of stock.
Ever wanted a game, but weren’t sure which edition to get? Then PS3 Attitude is here to help, in a new occasional feature known as Special Edition Unboxed!
With special editions of games becoming increasingly more common, you’ll be forgiven for feeling a little overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choice gamers are subjected to these days. Exactly what you get in the box can sometimes be a little unclear, so the purpose of this new feature is not only to let you know what you get for your money, but also to give our impressions, and ultimately decide whether it’s worth getting over the standard edition.
To kick off this new feature, we’re going to hell with the Death Edition of the awesome Dante’s Inferno.
A couple of days ago, I gave three examples of how NOT to do DLC, so for the sake of karma I thought I would also give three examples of how to do DLC. Thankfully, I found that there were a lot more games to choose from for this article than the last one, which at least proves that most developers and publishers do appreciate their fans.
As part of a worrying trend, last week Dante’s Inferno joined the increasingly long list of games that have had a patch on the first day of release. The 1.01 patch was apparently already live last Thursday for the Australian release of the game, and lo and behold, was there when we fired up the game on Friday, so US gamers will have it to look forward to tomorrow.
Weighing in at 21MB, it is still unclear exactly what the patch does. Trophies? DLC? Bug fixes? At the moment your guess is as good as ours, but regardless of the reason for it, it is still not a particularly good indication of where things currently are in the industry.
Whether we like it or not, downloadable content is now a major part of the videogame industry, and it won’t be going away any time soon. Of course, PC games have had add-ons and expansions for years, but it’s only in the current generation that developers have seriously been able to bring DLC to consoles.
I’m normally completely in favour of some extra content for my favourite games, even if I have to pay for it, but occasionally I can’t help but feel slightly conned after I’ve made a purchase. Three examples would be the games listed below; I’m a big fan of all of them, but regrettably they are also all examples of how NOT to do DLC.
If you were lucky enough to be selected for the LittleBigPlanet Water Beta several months ago, then you may want to check your emails, as Media Molecule have just sent out the reward codes.