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Welcome to the PS3 Attitude Retro Review, where we take another look at titles that were released at least six months ago and discover whether they still ought to garner your attention. This time, it is the turn of Gran Turismo 5: Prologue.
Electronic Arts has teamed up with retailer GAME to create a pretty cool new competition – the Need For Speed: Shift UK Championships.
Starting on August 28th 2009, gamers will be able to put their racing skills to the test as they compete in GAME stores across the UK to post the fastest lap times onEA’s latest driving game.
Heats will take place at 49 GAME stores across the country, with the fastest winners going on to face off in a final set of time trials to be held at Thorpe Park, Surrey, on September 26th.
Heavy Rain has got the gaming community in a spin, what with the stand-out realistic graphics, amazing sound and impressively large script.
But the game has also gained a fair number of detractors, stating that the ‘quicktime event’ gameplay is hackneyed and more akin to Dragon’s Lair than a PS3 blockbuster.
So it was with great interest that we grabbed a DualShock 3 controller and headed off into the world of Heavy Rain for the first time. Here’s the story of what it really feels like to play…
Recently, ShopTo.com announced they were taking pre-orders for the new PS3 Slim at only £229.00 in the UK. So we thought we’d do some digging around to see if this really was the best deal for British PS3 fans.
As with any article of this type, the details are correct at the time of writing. With ShopTo putting pressure on other retailers, anyone could meet or beat that deal at any moment.
So where should you place your bets if you want a PS3 Slim next week? We’d suggest to take a look at all the options first…
Despite GamesCom being ‘dead’, we still have a lot of GC09 coverage to deliver for you, starting with our hands-on experience of two forthcoming PSN titles – PixelJunk Shooter and Dead Nation.
Whilst we all knew in advance about PixelJunk’s latest title, Dead Nation was one of a number of ‘quietly announced’ titles at GamesCom. So, how do they both play, and will you be wanting to spend your hard-earned cash of either of these games come launch day?
Waiting in the wings to see how players react to Borderlands, Gearbox head honcho Randy Pitchford is promising that gamers’ reactions to the title will dictate how they will proceed with upcoming downloadable content already in development.
And if the bazillion weapon combinations isn’t enough to spend your time on, the game also has more content than you could shake a gimp-mask wearing mutant at.
It was the moment we’ve been waiting for since we heard that the God of War franchise was coming to our beloved PS3 all those moons ago.
What we weren’t quite prepared for was the sheer violence of the latest chapter in Kronos’ story. In fact, it didn’t matter if you spoke German, English or any other language in Hall 7 – everyone understood what was meant as wave after wave of awestruck gamers uttered the same refrain…
SEGA gave PS3 Attitude a preview of Alpha Protocol, their forthcoming ‘espionage RPG’, this morning at Gamescom in Cologne.
The first thing that impresses in this espionage RPG is the level of customisation, combined with a slick graphical style that screams of your favourite spy movies.
But what surprised us is the depth of the game and the amount of time you’ll need to find everything it offers.
We’re still at Gamescom and the wi-fi is a little fuzzy at the moment so, just in case you missed our Twitter feed, we’ll keep this brief.
Sony have finally announced a price cut for the PS3 while also unveiling the oft-rumoured PS3 Slim.
Taking to the stage at Cologne, Sony big-wig Kazou Hirai talked about how Sony have a bright future and how Gamescom is officially “the third major date on our gaming calendars” (after E3 and TGS).
But enough of the pleasantries, Kaz also wanted to touch upon form and certain things “slim.”
By way of some extra inspiration for our awesome Design the Official PS3A Sackboy competition – where you can get your hands on one of those uber-rare LBP Golden Crowns – some of the staff here at PS3 Attitude decided to design their own entries.
Well, when we say ‘entries’, we really mean ‘inspiration’, since none of the team here at Attitude Towers are allowed to enter for real.
And when we say ‘design’, well… why don’t you decide for yourself!
Sick and definitely surreal, good news for fans of the macabre with the violent Fairytale Fights scheduled to unleash its wickedness on North America this coming October 27th. Lucky Europeans will get the game four days earlier on the 23rd.
Looking through the press release of the announcement, we’ve also uncovered some tantalising aspects of the game that have gone unnoticed until now. Did someone say vomit rendered in real time?
TikGames and Creat Studios, the nice people who brought you games like Cuboid and Magic Ball, have another PSN title ready to launch; Smash Cars is coming to the network on 20th August.
Naturally, since this is a follow-up of the original Smash Cars title launched back in 2003, this is a ‘no rules’ RC car racing game, and promises to be a lot of fun.
Assassin’s Creed 2 is lining up to be one of the biggest PS3 releases ever, which means anyone associated with the title is bound to either be a big name or become one quite soon.
Today, it has been announced that none other than Danny Wallace is playing the part of Shaun Cummings in the swords and sandals sequel. And if there’s one guy we love at PS3 Attitude, it’s Mr. Wallace.
Better open up your nearest email client and look for a message from Sony. Word on the street is that beta invites are being sent out for the 256 player battle royal that is MAG.
Of course, even if you do get the email, it’s not going to be a walk in the park to participate in the beta. You’re going to have to go through some training if you want to become the leader of your own unit…
One of the biggest issues with every new Guitar Hero game is that, now that you’ve purchased the updated edition, accessing your old rock library will require switching back and forth to the old titles.
Fancy some ‘Trapped Under Ice’ by Metallica? Guitar Hero Worth Tour. Want to follow up with Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing In the Name Of’? That would be on Guitar Hero Greatest/Smash Hits.
With Guitar Hero 5 this is all about to change with the introduction of a new track importing feature.
After the phenomenal success of Final Fantasy VII in 1997, many Western gamers — now enthralled by this new found wonder of the Japanese RPG — found themselves wondering just what else Square (soon to be SquareEnix) had up their sleeves.
In response, Square released Xenogears on the PS1 in February of 1998.
Considered high-brow, deep and, to some degree, irreverent, a section of the gaming public were shocked that, instead of another tale of huge swords, friendship and personal sacrifice, they got a convoluted and abstract story that questions the existence of God, waxes on about philosophical doctrine and wonders aloud about man’s evolution.
To this day, Xenogears is held very dear in the hearts of its many fans, seen as a work of immense complexity and acute intelligence. When Famitsu rates a game #16 in a list of the greatest games of all time, you know you have something special on your hands.
PS3 Attitude is more than a website; we’re an entire movement dedicated to raising funds for charities. The more visitors we get, the more money we make – and we give it all away.
So in addition to what you see here, you’ll find us all over the Internet, spreading the word.
Here’s a quick guide to how you can get more involved with the site, have some fun and win prizes along the way.
Oh, and then there’s the whole Killzone 2 Clan thing…
Welcome to the PS3 Attitude Retro Review, where we take another look at titles that were released at least six months ago and discover whether they still ought to garner your attention. First up, Resistance 2.
We love competitions and giveaways here at PS3 Attitude. Heck, every Tuesday we even rebrand the site to ‘PSFree Attitude’ in honour of our weekly Twitter-based freebie-fest.
But this week we’ve got something really special for y’all. Yes, we’re offering you the chance to get your hands on one of the rarest of commodities for your precious Sackboy – a Golden Crown.
So what do you need to do to win this glistening ode to your creativity and awesomeness?