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At Eurogamer Expo last week, we got our first glimpse of Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee New ‘n’ Tasty. This new game is an HD remake of the PSone classic from 1997 that was first announced in January 2011. It is not simply a slightly sharper version of the original, as series creator Lorne Lanning confirmed, “it’s a whole rebirth from ground zero: Abe in
Developer Giant Sparrow’s arty paint-throwing title is coming exclusively to PSN on 24 October 2012 in Europe, so we assume North America gets it a day earlier. But better yet, if you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you get it an entire week earlier!
Despite the title of the game, it actually will be finished when it goes up on the PlayStation store and you won’t need to spend extra to unlock missing parts, etc.
Isometric shooters are easily found on PSN and you may be thinking, “do we really need another top-down shooter?” and well, the answer is yes.
Developer 11 bit studios manages to turn the tower defense genre on its head with Anomaly: Warzone Earth, a game commonly described as ‘tower offence’ and ‘reverse tower defence’.
Grid 2 impressed onlookers at this year’s Eurogamer Expo – no doubt about it. With its dazzling visuals and intelligent physics, the game has the potential to be something special.
So-called gaming ‘innovations’ normally disappear after a few short months, but occasionally they strike a real chord with players and stand the test of time. We’ve compiled a list of five genuine innovations that have truly revolutionised gaming, and show no signs of going away. And no, this article doesn’t include motion controls or instrument-shaped dust collectors.
You have probably seen Simplygon in action at some point, not that you would have noticed.
Simplygon is a powerful 3D-optimisation tool, designed by the Swedish-based company Donya Labs AB to make high-detail games run smoothly. It has been used for major PS3 games such as Resident Evil: Raccoon City and Dark Souls, and it has even been used by Blizzard.
So, you’ve downloaded the YouTube app for PS3, Vita, and smart phones. But do you know what the top five awesome video game inspired videos are?
We live in a constantly connected world where technology allows information to be readily available at any given moment, and our lives are broadcast 24/7 through social media. It’s a dangerous world that tiptoes a fine line between what is public and what is private. It’s this world that the developers at DONTNOD Entertainment hope to capture in their upcoming 3rd person action adventure game, Remember Me.
Peripheral veteran Mad Catz has been making inroads into game publishing since last year when they signed a deal with Harmonix to acquire the rights for Rock Band 3. Now they’ve taken the next step by bringing Damage Inc. Pacific Squadron WWII to the market.
Blockbuster games cost a lot of money to make, so publishers are understandably cautious about taking any design risks. Thankfully, taking risks is where downloadable games absolutely shine, and the reason why they’re often much more innovative than big retail games. Listed below are five of our favourite PSN games, due to their incredible ingenuity, ambition and creativity.
Developer Insomniac has revealed the debut trailer for Fuse, formerly known as Overstrike, and it’s packed with creative weapons and colourful characters, something that we’ve come to expect from Insomniac.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be the next entry into the famous Final Fantasy series.
This won’t please everyone because the FFXIII branch of games has split the fan base with many keen to see Square Enix move on.
In this debate, PS3 Attitude writers Stefhutch20 and Seanoc argue the case for and against another game in the XIII series. There’s also an open poll below so everyone can have their say.
Ah, Sixaxis. Remember that? Sony pushed this motion-sensing technology in a big way before the launch of the PS3, but then Lair came out and everyone decided it was the worst thing in the world. That said, there are some good uses of the Sixaxis out there, so let’s take some time to remember them; to be honest we initially struggled to get to five, but we got there in the end!
Lights, Camera, Party brings the Move enabled party game genre back to PSN in an attempt to get families of up to eight moving and competing again. With 50 minigames, four modes of play, and some pretty outrageous moments, the Funzini family asks us if we’re ready to waggle, spin, and Move. Is it the family game you expected it to be?
Last week, the PlayStation Vita received an update that finally adds support for PSone games on the fledgling handheld. PS3 Attitude is helpfully on-hand with a comprehensive guide to everything you could ever want to know about PSone classics, and how to get the most out of this long-awaited feature on the PS Vita.
Four PS2 HD classics are due to receive a patch which will allow players to play them on PS Vita using Remote Play.
The four games are ICO, God of War, God of War 2 and Shadow of the Colossus, and a patch is almost ready for at least one of these.
Contrary to popular opinion, voice acting can be an extremely stressful job, and painfully difficult to sustain a livelihood from. However, a handful of talented people make the job look (and sound) easy, and their extensive portfolios are a testament to their skills. This week, PS3 Attitude is paying tribute to five of our favourite voice actors, and taking a look at their established careers.
SpecialEffect is a GamesAid supported charity dedicated to helping ALL young people with disabilities to enjoy videogames by adapting, developing and modifying cutting edge technology to make them more accessible, and it’s the job of Bill Donegan, SpecialEffect’s R&D, to understand these barriers and come up with inventive ways to break them down.
Hideo Kojima revealed a new title in the Metal Gear series, Ground Zeroes, during a Metal Gear 25th Anniversary event. We assume it made its glorious debut by flying out from a battered cardboard box.
It will be open-world and feature Big Boss rather than Solid Snake if the first promotional artwork is anything to go by.