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Back in November, at a PlayStation Access event in London, I sat down to discuss the high-velocity anti-gravity racer WipEout 2048 with its lead designer Karl Jones. Over a loud backdrop of New Order and Primal Scream, he took me through the singleplayer and multiplayer campaigns, showing me the exciting things Studio Liverpool has been working on for this Vita title.
Rage, the first major project id Software has undertaken since 2004’s Doom 3, is out very soon, and PS3 Attitude has been getting hands-on with it.
The Hitman: Absolution demo at Eurogamer Expo has a smashing start, literally. It begins with Agent 47 — the bald, genetically modified assassin from all Hitman games — smashing headfirst through a window. The act is voluntary, of course; he is trying to find a quiet place to hide from the cops.
Since debuting as a PS2 exclusive, SSX has continued to be an important PlayStation franchise. As part of the system’s launch line-up, it ushered in a new era of smooth gameplay, intuitive controls, sharp graphics and edgy soundtracks. It felt next generation and the critics loved it.
Later SSX games went multi-format, but that didn’t diminish its importance for PlayStation owners, and the fact it’s finally about to arrive on the PS3, five years into this generation, is huge.
NIS America today announced two new PS3 titles at a special Tokyo Game Show launch event, including a new IP from Tenchu developer Acquire called Clan of Champions and a sequel to Hyperdimension Neptunia. Both are slated for a spring 2012 release.
Renegade Ops is a new PSN title, published by SEGA and developed by Avalanche Studios, that will make its way to your hard drive in the next few days.
PS3 Attitude were invited to HMS Belfast in London to experience the game and give you the low-down whether this twin-stick shooter has a chance of earning a place in your heart.
NBA Jam: On Fire Edition is both the best and worst game you could ever show to someone curious about basketball. It’s the worst because it bears few similarities to the real thing; basketball players don’t ignite, do somersaults or reach insane heights – well, they do jump high, but not that high.
The fact it has arcade sensibilities also makes it a great entry point for beginners. It has that pick up and play appeal, and it’s all about the tricks, spins and dunks — the eye catching stuff that make people go “woo”. There’s no rule book either, so you can foul with impunity. Anyone could play it.
PES has a decent level of support, and last year’s showing was actually pretty good, but for most football fans, hardcore or casual, there’s only one football series for them.
FIFA’s success is partly down to shallow reasons: it has a huge marketing budget, high production values, 500 plus officially licenced clubs and 15,000 plus players. But underneath the Wayne Rooney adverts and Sky Sports presentation lies great gameplay, gameplay that claws you back every time for one more match.
At a recent press event, David Rutter, producer of FIFA, took a pack of journalists through some of the improvements and changes his team at EA Sports are making for FIFA 12’s career mode. This is what we discovered.
EA Sports is calling FIFA 12 a revolution, not an evolution, due to the number of changes being implemented this year. It’s not your standard yearly FIFA iteration, that’s for sure.
At the top of the list are several gameplay innovations – including a new Player Impact Engine, Tactical Defending and Precision Dribbling – and each of them add a new dimension to the gameplay, changing completely how we experience FIFA.
Games these days are all about shooting others in the face with massive guns or blowing things up. Where’s all the love?
Catherine is the type of game that focuses on relationships and character driven stories. PS3 Attitude was given a live demonstration of some of the early levels in the game by Aram Jabbari, the Manager of PR and Sales at Atlus U.S.A.
The Uncharted series is one of the highest rated franchises on PlayStation 3, and is arguably the most popular, due to its engaging story and characters, entertaining and fluid gameplay, and the best graphics on Sony’s console.
However, as good as it was, the online multiplayer component of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was often overlooked by many gamers when compared to the impressive single player campaign, which is real shame considering the game’s high quality.
This is something that Naughty Dog is keen to address in the series’ upcoming release, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Therefore, the team is pulling out all the stops to make Uncharted 3 the killer online app on PlayStation 3.
When it comes to videogames, the Call of Duty franchise reigns supreme. Whenever a new game is release, it shatters records, not just for games but for the entire entertainment industry. This is why the upcoming Modern Warfare 3 is such a big deal. We were able to get a firsthand look at some gameplay during E3; exploring just a few of the missions you’ll be tasked with.
When Papo & Yo was announced, we were immediately intrigued by its unique gameplay and storyline, as absurd as it sounded. Quico is just your average boy aside from the fact that he has a giant pink rhino-like creature named Monster for a pet. Oh and then there’s Lula, a robot who helps tame Monster. Okay, so Quico isn’t so average after all.
Prepare to take a trip down memory lane as you travel back into the 80s with Awesomenauts, a retro 16-bit multiplayer online battle arena influenced by our favorite cartoon titles of old. Developed by Romino Games, this downloadable title lets players take control of various wacky characters as they are pitted against one another in one giant area.
But just how awesome is Awesomenauts? We got some hands-on time with the game at E3 to find out.
There’s no doubt that when Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 hits shelves this fall it’s going to be big, regardless of how good the game is. It’s a title that overshadows all others, save for one; Battlefield 3.
Since its release of the Fault Line video series, EA has been pushing Battlefield 3 as the number one contender against Activision’s golden child. With stunning graphics and immersive gameplay, can the Battlefield series overthrow the king?
Serious Sam is making his PlayStation 3 debut with Serious Sam 3: BFE. Those familiar with the Serious Sam franchise will know that it likes to keep things simple when it comes to first person shooters. There are no regenerating health shields or perfectly placed walls for cover. As the tagline says, “No Cover, All Man.”
Starhawk, the spiritual successor the spiritual successor to LightBox Interactive’s Warhawk, has already garnered a great amount of attention from the gaming community, and for good reason.
Using the new Build & Battle mechanic, Starhawk lets players build fortresses, weapons, vehicles, and other structures with the push of a button, whenever and wherever they want. Blending elements of RTS with third person shooter, the game will be something both new and familiar to Warhawk fans.
PS3 Attitude got some hands-on time with one of Starhawk’s multiplayer modes, a variation of capture the flag, at Sony’s press conference event. How does the game shape up so far, and more importantly, did we capture the enemy’s flag?
With inFamous 2 drawing ever closer, the urge to play it grows increasingly hard to control. But what has changed since the first game? PS3 Attitude finds out.