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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.
Don’t you hate it when you call in a care package and all that is to be found inside is banana skins, underwear and, well, a really cool flying drone that you take control of and when spotted, you say, “this is not the droid you are looking for” and escape?
With the Care Package edition of Black Ops II coming, you can control your own drone but the most you’ll probably do with it is frighten somebody on the toilet.
Earlier this week, SCE Studio Liverpool became the latest in a long line of developers to unfortunately close their doors. It’s no secret that the videogame industry has been hit extremely hard by the global recession in recent years, so PS3 Attitude thought we’d take some time to remember five of our favourite development studios that are sadly no longer with us.
Studio Liverpool, one of the world’s oldest game developers, is closing its doors after 28 years in the business.
Sony has cancelled all of its projects and staff will be relocated to other studios within the company.
The move has been made by Sony to focus investment on other studios, ensuring resources are available to create “high quality, innovative and commercially viable projects”.
A couple of months ago, I wrote about how I was perfectly happy with my trusty PSP, while I waited until I could afford a Vita. Well, a few weeks ago that day finally came, so I’ve spent the last month getting to grips (as well as swipes, tilts and taps) with Sony’s latest handheld console.
Staff credits shouldn’t just be a list of names; they should be a reward for completing the game. Unfortunately most titles choose to take the former route, forcing us to make a cup of tea until we can take control again. However, very occasionally, a game’s credits more than justify the time spent getting up to that point, and remind us why we started playing in the first place.
“Soul Sacrifice is born from my own personal experience as a game designer”, Keiji Inafune told PS3 Attitude following an intimate behind-the-curtain look at his upcoming PS Vita title, his first game since leaving Capcom.
Darksiders II opens with Death charging up a frozen keep on Despair, his fearsome steed, hacking the few enemies brave enough to get in his way. The next stage sees him running up and across walls, clinging to pillars, shimmying at speed across hand holds and taking out ice skeletons with ferocious combos. A boss battle soon follows, which is surprisingly more intense than what you’d normally expect at this early stage.
Sound Shapes is a visceral side-scrolling platforming game combining a classic graphical appeal with the sounds of some of the most talented beat-making musicians. The result is one of the most enjoyable gaming experiences on the Vita. Read the PS3 Attitude review to find out what was the most frustrating mode in Sound Shapes?
This week, PS3 Attitude has been discussing PSN trophies, or more specifically, trophies that must have spawned from the depths of hell. Everyone loves trophies, but occasionally a challenge will come along that is so ridiculously hard and/or time consuming, you have to think to yourself; what’s the point? These are our picks for 5 of the most evil trophies on PSN.
GRID 2 was finally announced today by Codemasters after two years in pre-production. Due out in 2013, the sequel to 2008’s Race Driver: GRID promises “high-impact aggressive thrills” for a “cinematic race experience”.
The latest trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops II unveils the curtain surrounding the always-popular multiplayer of the next installment in the franchise and includes a few new surprises to boot.
THQ has dropped Guillermo del Toro’s inSANE and moved away from casual and social games in an effort to refocus resources towards its core games market.
Jason Rubin, president of THQ, made the announcement during an investor’s call on Monday, where he also revealed positive first quarter figures.
The PC cult favourite, Metro 2033, could have been better had THQ realised the game’s quality at an earlier stage of development, says the company’s head of global communication. However, Huw Benyon says the sequel will get the extra support its predecessor never got.
Every generation, Sony takes one of its biggest franchises and turns it into a kart racer; on PSone it was Crash Bandicoot, on PS2 it was Jak and Daxter, and on PS3 it will be LittleBigPlanet. Kart racers are often looked upon with contempt by many gamers, because it normally signals the end of a console generation, and a refocus towards a more casual audience.
However, they also (usually) happen to be bloody good fun, so PS3 Attitude thought we’d take a look at which other games we’d like to see given the kart racing treatment.