Motion Control – Rad or Fad?
Submitted by Majiesto | Fri, 25/09/09 – 17:00 | 5 Comments

Sony’s upcoming motion controller is all the rage at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. Supported games have been announced, demos have been show, and the general concept has been well received.

But is motion control the wave of the future for video games or is it simply a fad that will eventually fade away?

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PS3 ‘Motion Controller’; go on, name it!
Thursday, 24 Sep, 2009 – 14:02 | 12 Comments
PS3 ‘Motion Controller’; go on, name it!

The recent showing of the Motion Controller at TGS, and the subsequent PR pieces that came flooding through to Attitude Towers, make one thing very clear to us.

Sony don’t have an official name for the glowy wand right now.

So go ahead, give the stick a name, and we’ll send all the most popular suggestions direct to Sony…

Mad Catz Street Fighter IV Peripherals: Round 2
Wednesday, 23 Sep, 2009 – 11:00 | No Comment
Mad Catz Street Fighter IV Peripherals: Round 2

Mad Catz has announced that they are unleashing more Street Fighter IV goodies for fighting game fanatics. It appears that they want to capitalize on the overly successful first round of peripherals released in February. Who can blame them? They were great.

Find out which six characters will be featured on the Mad Catz FightPad and get a look at the new TE FightStick.

SplitFish SplitFest; Dual SFX Evolution hands-on and FragFX v2 review
Friday, 11 Sep, 2009 – 11:30 | 2 Comments
SplitFish SplitFest; Dual SFX Evolution hands-on and FragFX v2 review

We’re big fans of the classic Sony DualShock design here at Attitude Towers, so whenever we are presented with the opportunity to use optional third-party hardware to control our games, our eye is often super-critical.

So what did we think when we tried out the most unusual controllers yet devised for the PS3; the SplitFish Dual SFX Evolution and the FragFX v2? And do they make you better at online gaming?

New PS3: Why The Design Was Obvious
Wednesday, 26 Aug, 2009 – 19:25 | 12 Comments
New PS3: Why The Design Was Obvious

The PS3 re-design was recently revealed by Sony at GamesCom in Cologne.

While we were not surprised to see the new PS3 unveiled, it struck me as somewhat odd that no-one had thought that a re-design of the PS3 would look like the model that was unveiled.

Why?

ShopTo is cheap for PS3 Slim, but have The Hut trumped them?
Tuesday, 25 Aug, 2009 – 16:56 | 5 Comments
ShopTo is cheap for PS3 Slim, but have The Hut trumped them?

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…

GC09; Sony Conference, full summary
Tuesday, 18 Aug, 2009 – 20:29 | 3 Comments
GC09; Sony Conference, full summary

We’re at GamesCom in Cologne this year, and the first order of the day is to cover the much-anticipated Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Press Conference.

Whilst the rest of the Internet has been awash with rumour and speculation, as usual we at PS3 Attitude have bit our lips (and kept the ‘Drawer of Secrets’ locked), preferring instead to wait for the official word.

And now that word comes to you via our people on the ground, (almost) live from Germany.

Red and Blue DualShock 3 pads coming to US
Wednesday, 29 Jul, 2009 – 15:18 | 6 Comments
Red and Blue DualShock 3 pads coming to US

It is fair to say that Americans are quite a patriotic bunch and it appears Sony have taken notice. Announced today, they will be releasing red and blueDualShock 3 controllers in the region this October.

Develop09; Sony keynote ‘highlights’
Thursday, 16 Jul, 2009 – 11:54 | 3 Comments
Develop09; Sony keynote ‘highlights’

Speaking at the Develop Conference today, SCEE Research & Development demonstrated the motion control wand that was so well received at E3.

So did we learn anything new from seeing the device on this side of the pond?

Sony patent motion control using any object
Friday, 3 Jul, 2009 – 17:46 | 5 Comments
Sony patent motion control using any object

Picture the scene. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 has just come out, and you stroll up to your PlayStation Eye with your favourite coffee mug in your hand. A few seconds later, that mug has become your 3-wood and you’re using it to drive a ball 300 yards down the 1st at St. Andrews.

Now, thanks to a patent application from Sony, that could happen. As well as the recently demonstrated ‘motion wand’, Sony have now registered an idea that will see any object become a game controller.

Hands-on with Sony Ericsson AINO
Friday, 29 May, 2009 – 16:52 | 3 Comments
Hands-on with Sony Ericsson AINO

Yesterday we were at the global launch of the new Sony Ericsson AINO, the first mobile phone to include PS3 Remote Play technology.

We got a chance to get our hands on the device itself whilst at the event, and managed to capture some (shaky) video of the phone accessing the PS3. But what else does the AINO offer?

Sony Ericsson launch PS3 Remote Play phone
Thursday, 28 May, 2009 – 21:55 | 6 Comments
Sony Ericsson launch PS3 Remote Play phone

Speaking at a press event in London tonight, Sony Ericsson have revealed the AINO, a multimedia phone that has the PS3 Remote Play feature built-in.

Sporting a touch screen, a slide-out keypad and a stereo Bluetooth headset, the AINO is one of three new phones that fit into Sony Ericsson’s new ‘Communication Entertainment’ strategy.

David Reeves discusses strategy, next-gen browser and 3D
Wednesday, 1 Apr, 2009 – 18:48 | No Comment
David Reeves discusses strategy, next-gen browser and 3D

David Reeves, from SCEE, is back, and speaking to NowGamer about their strategy for the PS3 in Europe.

He was asked some big questions regarding the console and what is in store for the future.

PS3 Attitude’s April Fools roundup 2009
Wednesday, 1 Apr, 2009 – 14:32 | 3 Comments
PS3 Attitude’s April Fools roundup 2009

It has been a long time since our last PS3-related April Fools Roundup – a year to be precise!

Back then we brought your attention to a console version of World of Warcraft, motorbikes in GT5: Prologue and a $150 PS3 that has no Blu-ray drive.

What foolishness did we uncover today?

Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas X; the PS3 Attitude Review
Tuesday, 24 Mar, 2009 – 13:12 | 3 Comments
Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas X; the PS3 Attitude Review

There are no two ways about it. The Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas X is big. Really big.

Having a sizeable peripheral could be seen as a boon or a millstone. If size is important to you, if lengthy and vaguely pornographic product names appeal and if having something substantial in both your hands when you play is important, you’re going to love the T.Flight Hotas X.

Thankfully, those aren’t the only things going for this mammoth device…

Sony Ericsson C905 – the PS3 phone
Thursday, 8 Jan, 2009 – 13:21 | 8 Comments
Sony Ericsson C905 – the PS3 phone

Sony Ericsson was good enough to allow PS3 Attitude special access to the C905 phone over the Christmas period so we could exclusively try out its PS3 integration features.

Read on to discover why, if you’re a PS3 owner, you might want to consider getting your hands on one of these 8 megapixel superphones. Since you’re all nice people, we’ll even reveal some new features that are coming soon to the C905.

Mad Catz Street Fighter 4 Peripherals: 1st Look
Thursday, 8 Jan, 2009 – 1:16 | One Comment
Mad Catz Street Fighter 4 Peripherals: 1st Look

Street Fighter 4 fans, get your wallets ready. Mad Catz are making with the peripherals, and they are looking mighty fine. Don’t believe me? Well click through, because we have pictures to prove it!

PS3 wireless keypad; worth it?
Monday, 5 Jan, 2009 – 11:26 | 3 Comments
PS3 wireless keypad; worth it?

Are you one of those people who like to chat away in your favourite multi-player lobby, within Home or via messaging on the XMB?

For as long as the PS3 has been around, a proper keyboard has been the best way to handle the situation. But a full size keyboard means you have to stop using the controller and grab a separate device.

So is the new Wireless Keypad the answer to all your chatting needs?

WDPS3ARTW? Week ending 30th November
Monday, 1 Dec, 2008 – 12:51 | 4 Comments
WDPS3ARTW? Week ending 30th November

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Wireless Keypad shown off in new video
Wednesday, 26 Nov, 2008 – 16:01 | 4 Comments
Wireless Keypad shown off in new video

Curious about how the forthcoming Wireless Keypad works? Good – so are we.

Thankfully, Sony have put together this rather swish video showing you how it all comes together.

NVA receives priceless donations; prototype EyeToy and Rock Band peripherals
Tuesday, 25 Nov, 2008 – 12:59 | One Comment
NVA receives priceless donations; prototype EyeToy and Rock Band peripherals

The UK’s official National Videogame Archive (NVA) has received their first donations of historic videogaming peripherals from Sony and Harmonix.

Donated at this year’s GameCity festival in Nottingham SCEE has given the NVA the very first EyeToy camera prototype and Harmonix has given a prototype drum kit and guitar from Rock Band.