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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GC09; Hands-on with Heavy Rain
Wednesday, 26 Aug, 2009 – 16:45 | One Comment
GC09; Hands-on with Heavy Rain

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…

Heavy Rain = Heavy Writing = Heavy Playing
Wednesday, 26 Aug, 2009 – 1:34 | 4 Comments
Heavy Rain = Heavy Writing = Heavy Playing

Heavy Rain has been making waves at GC09 this past week.

One of the snippets which has come to light is the length of script, and boy is it a mammoth. Not literally, obviously… That would just be ridiculous.

No, Heavy Rain has one of the largest scripts of any entertainment medium we have ever heard of.

For comparison, the average script is between 95 and 125 pages long.

Heavy Rain, on the other hand?

GC09; Heavy Rain trailer – “Everything I did, I did for love.”
Wednesday, 19 Aug, 2009 – 15:54 | No Comment
GC09; Heavy Rain trailer – “Everything I did, I did for love.”

The new Heavy Rain trailer shown during Sony’s conference speech at Gamescom got a lot of tongues wagging among those of us lucky to be there while raising numerous important questions.

Questions like, doesn’t Ethan look a lot like a young Alec Baldwin? Did Quantic Dreams’ David Cage really lose his kid in a supermarket for ten minutes or is he just yanking our chains? And, the most relevant one, where are you going for beers later on?

Thanks to GameTrailers, you too can now check out the new trailer and ask yourself the very same question posed to games journalists at the presentation: how far would you go for love?

Solution found for Heavy Rain trophies
Wednesday, 19 Aug, 2009 – 13:30 | 4 Comments
Solution found for Heavy Rain trophies

Back in June of this year, Quantic Dream expressed their concern of implementing trophies into Heavy Rain, explaining giving gamers a shiny reward for completing goals in the game was not something they were looking to achieve.

Well, as you may know, Sony has made it mandatory that all games for the system must support the much-loved achievement system.

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.

New Heavy Rain character to be revealed at GamesCom
Monday, 10 Aug, 2009 – 18:39 | No Comment
New Heavy Rain character to be revealed at GamesCom

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have confirmed a new Heavy Rain character will be revealed at this year’s GamesCom event in Cologne that runs between the 19th and 22nd of August.

The news started speading when PS3Center claimed that they had information about Sony unveiling a new character for the Quantic Dreams title at the up-and-coming games event.

Blame Christmas for the 2010 Heavy Rain release
Monday, 13 Jul, 2009 – 18:51 | 4 Comments
Blame Christmas for the 2010 Heavy Rain release

Heavy Rain for a long time was scheduled as one of the big hitters for Sony’s home console this year. However, it was pushed back t0 next year and Guillaume de Fondaumiere from Quantic Dreams has been explaining the decision in a recent interview.

He touts the main reason for the shift in release due to Christmas

Heavy Rain not “conceptionally in line” with trophies
Tuesday, 30 Jun, 2009 – 20:44 | One Comment
Heavy Rain not “conceptionally in line” with trophies

Speaking to games database site SPOnG, Quantic Dream’s Guillaume de Fondaumiere has raised the tricky topic of how the studio plans to approach trophies in the upcoming Heavy Rain.

After all, with its adult themes and innovative structure, the game doesn’t naturally lend itself to the concept of rewarding virtual trinkets when a player finds a shard or completes a level. Hence, Heavy Rain’s trophies were always going to be as inventive as the game they feature in.

E3 09; The Heavy Rain E3 trailer
Wednesday, 3 Jun, 2009 – 14:00 | One Comment
E3 09; The Heavy Rain E3 trailer

Though Sony decided not to bang the Heavy Rain drum again during yet another keynote speech yesterday, that’s not to say Quantic Dream’s adult thriller is not at E3 causing up a storm. And in case you won’t take our word for it, we’ve got it here for you to consume and contemplate courtesy of VG247.

An introduction to the many characters of the game, the footage also appears to focus on the discovery of a body in connection to what we’ve become to know as “The Origami Killer”. With stunning visuals and themes that definitely smack of maturity and a touch of sexuality, our interest remains suitably piqued.

It’s also an intriguing insight into a property Quantic Dream’s David Cage is purporting as an important game for an industry that must “grow up” and is sure to influence games and the industry in general for years to come.

New Heavy Rain screens and video footage
Friday, 22 May, 2009 – 21:26 | 3 Comments
New Heavy Rain screens and video footage

Next Big Thing Heavy Rain has been suspiciously quiet of late.

In fact, we haven’t heard anything really substantial about Quantic Dream’s psychological thriller since Leipzig of last year. Well, consider the silence broken with an abundance of new screens appearing mysteriously on our desks this morning. Screens are always welcome of course but what about some moving images as well?

God of War, Uncharted, Ratchet & Clank; Sony’s E3 list revealed
Friday, 8 May, 2009 – 16:46 | 5 Comments
God of War, Uncharted, Ratchet & Clank; Sony’s E3 list revealed

With E3 being less than a month away, expect to see a flutter of press releases coming from every direction. Sony have done us the honor of releasing the list of games they will be bringing to this years convention.

There really are no surprises in what we see. What will surprise us, though, are the secret and juicy games NOT on the list.

PS3 Attitude’s Epic E3 Predictions; Predictably Epic.
Tuesday, 28 Apr, 2009 – 10:06 | 12 Comments
PS3 Attitude’s Epic E3 Predictions; Predictably Epic.

In just a few short weeks, we are going to have one of the biggest E3’s in quite some time. Sony are limbering up for a showdown of epic proportions, and doubtless the competition are taking a similar stance.

What do we reckon is lurking up the longest sleeves of the highest SCE bigwig?

Heavy Rain DLC planned; creator claims that industry must “grow up”.
Tuesday, 24 Feb, 2009 – 14:43 | 4 Comments
Heavy Rain DLC planned; creator claims that industry must “grow up”.

Sitting down with David Cage of Quantic Dream, DPAD Magazine have discussed many of the unique attributes of upcoming “killer app” Heavy Rain.

Check the article for information about QTEs, DLC and (unfortunately not an acronym) the necessity for the gaming industry to “grow up”.

Predictions for 2009: The Ugly
Monday, 9 Feb, 2009 – 9:00 | 3 Comments
Predictions for 2009: The Ugly

Following on from our recent articles looking at how 2009 is shaping up – coupled with some potentially positive results already – we take a foray into the untended and unsightly future of the PS3.

We’ve looked at ‘The Good’. We’ve looked at ‘The Bad’. Now it’s time for the uncensored (and slightly unhinged) ‘The Ugly’.

You have been warned…

Predictions for 2009 (Part II): The Bad
Monday, 26 Jan, 2009 – 3:29 | 3 Comments
Predictions for 2009 (Part II): The Bad

We had the good. Now it’s the turn of the bad. What could go wrong for the PS3 in 2009? Are there any wrinkles at the edges ready to tear? Will we see death and destruction all around the gaming world? Will anything be as good as we are told it will? All this and more, after the break.

Gran Turismo 5 coming Christmas (2009)
Sunday, 30 Nov, 2008 – 18:59 | 4 Comments
Gran Turismo 5 coming Christmas (2009)

Sony’s execs get loose lipped in Spain (maybe it was the Sangria?) and reveal the launch date for Gran Turismo 5. And it’s a festive one!

Flash (video) flood; 24 minutes of Heavy Rain
Tuesday, 4 Nov, 2008 – 11:13 | 5 Comments
Flash (video) flood; 24 minutes of Heavy Rain

Whenever new Heavy Rain material becomes available, we do like to lap it up. How about 24 minutes from a presentation made at the Micromania Games Show in Paris this weekend? Done.