PS4 Attitude Launches – Here’s What You Need To Know
Submitted by | Mon, 9/09/13 – 13:47 | 2 Comments

We’re extremely excited to announce today the launch of PS4 Attitude, the next generation of news, reviews and articles for PS4 and PS Vita. It’s an exciting new chapter for the team here at Attitude Towers, and we’re so happy to see it finally ‘in the wild’.

But what does that mean for PS3 Attitude? Let’s explain…

Read the full story »
News

The latest PS3 news – read this and your PlayStation will thank you…

Previews

Your PS3 future awaits – what is coming soon for PlayStation?

Reviews

Our unique ‘no-score’ reviews, delivering fair and balanced assessments…

Views

We’re called PS3 Attitude for a reason. Check out our PlayStation opinions here…

Vita

Need PS Vita news and reviews? We’ve got your handheld PlayStation covered too…

Home » Archive by Tags

Articles tagged with: industry

Sony teases the ‘future’ of PlayStation to be revealed on 20 February
Friday, 1 Feb, 2013 – 1:44 | Comments Off
Sony teases the ‘future’ of PlayStation to be revealed on 20 February

Sony has teased through various social networks that the future of the PlayStation brand will be revealed on February 20 at 6pm EST. Will this be the announcement of the PS4?

Simplygon Automagic 3D Optimization | Behind the Game
Thursday, 27 Sep, 2012 – 16:00 | Comments Off
Simplygon Automagic 3D Optimization | Behind the Game

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.

WipEout dev Studio Liverpool closing its doors after 28 years
Wednesday, 22 Aug, 2012 – 12:30 | 2 Comments
WipEout dev Studio Liverpool closing its doors after 28 years

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”.

Ubisoft posts healthy Q1 sales increase following ‘higher than expected’ Ghost Recon sales
Friday, 20 Jul, 2012 – 13:53 | Comments Off
Ubisoft posts healthy Q1 sales increase following ‘higher than expected’ Ghost Recon sales

An overperforming Ghost Recon: Future Soldier has helped Ubisoft to post improved sales figures for the last fiscal quarter, which ended on 30 June.

Sales during the quarter came in at €131m, up 27.2% compared with the €103m recorded for the same period last year.

PlayStation 2012: mid-term report
Friday, 13 Jul, 2012 – 13:10 | One Comment
PlayStation 2012: mid-term report

The first six months of the year are always quiet due to publishers holding back their big guns to catch the Christmas bonanza. However, at this stage of the generation, doubts begin to creep into our minds and we find ourselves closely monitoring the games industry, furiously checking for a pulse.

Seth Killian joins Sony Santa Monica Studio
Monday, 2 Jul, 2012 – 22:07 | Comments Off
Seth Killian joins Sony Santa Monica Studio

Seth Killian, the former Capcom community manager and fighting game adviser, has joined Sony Santa Monica Studio as lead game designer. In his new role, Killian will work on design with Sony’s outside studios, which includes Giant Sparrow, Fun Bits Interactive, thatgamecompany, SuperBot and Queasy.

Sony to acquire Gaikai in $380m deal, paving the way for a ‘world-class cloud-streaming service’
Monday, 2 Jul, 2012 – 13:53 | One Comment
Sony to acquire Gaikai in $380m deal, paving the way for a ‘world-class cloud-streaming service’

Sony today announced that it entered an agreement on 30 June to acquire Gaikai. Sony, who is forking out approximately $380m for the company, is planning to use its cloud-streaming technology establish its own cloud gaming service.

PS Vita worldwide sales at 1.8m
Thursday, 10 May, 2012 – 13:58 | One Comment
PS Vita worldwide sales at 1.8m

Sony today announced that 1.8m PS Vitas have been shifted worldwide since launch, up 600k from the 1.2m figure the company posted in late February.

Sony is predicting combined Vita and PSP sales of 16m by the end of this current financial year with Vita expected to make up 10m of that figure, so clearly sales are below what was expectation.

Sony realigns business strategy, announces job losses and puts PlayStation at the centre of ‘One Sony’
Thursday, 12 Apr, 2012 – 13:54 | One Comment
Sony realigns business strategy, announces job losses and puts PlayStation at the centre of ‘One Sony’

The new management team at Sony led by president and CEO Kaz Harai today unveiled new strategies to get the company back in profit. The realignment strategy, dubbed “One Sony”, will see more focus being placed on the core business areas of Digital Imaging, Game and Mobile. The move comes after projected losses for the 2011 fiscal year were revised to $6.4 billion.

How UK games industry responded to tax break victory
Wednesday, 21 Mar, 2012 – 22:46 | One Comment
How UK games industry responded to tax break victory

George Osborne’s 2012 budget didn’t please everyone. It was even described as “cynical, deluded and regressive” by one political commentator. But you can’t please all of the people all of the time. Can you? Osborne may be consoling himself with that sentiment at the moment.

Osborne did please some of the people, though. Those people are the good folk working in the UK games industry. After snatching away their tax breaks in his first budget, he’s decided that they are necessary and good for the country.

Why bricks and mortar stores are celebrating the LVCR ruling
Friday, 16 Mar, 2012 – 22:30 | Comments Off
Why bricks and mortar stores are celebrating the LVCR ruling

The failure of the Channel Islands to win their judicial review against Low Value Consignment Relief (LVCR) is a major blow for many online retailers, including popular videogame retailers such as HMV, Amazon and Play.com.

These companies have benefited enormously from LVCR, which has allowed them to sell products under £15 VAT-free. In fact, it is estimated that the loophole is costing the exchequer a whopping £130m each year in lost VAT. That’s a lot, but it isn’t just the public coffers that are emptier.

Sony appoints Kazuo Hirai as President and CEO
Wednesday, 1 Feb, 2012 – 18:36 | Comments Off
Sony appoints Kazuo Hirai as President and CEO

Sony has named current Executive Deputy President Kazuo Hirai as the next President and CEO of the company, taking over the position from Howard Stringer.

MonkeyPaw Games Interview: the lure of Japan, achievements and ambitions
Wednesday, 16 Nov, 2011 – 12:00 | Comments Off
MonkeyPaw Games Interview: the lure of Japan, achievements and ambitions

It seems like every week MonkeyPaw Games is bringing a quirky Japanese wonder to the West. So far we have received straightforward ports of Japanese PSOne games — with language barriers and kids on magic hoovers intact — but the company stepped up to a new level this week with the release of BurgerTime World Tour, a complete reinvention of the 1982 meat-themed arcade game.

Japanese licensing: MonkeyPaw boss explains why it’s a challenge
Wednesday, 16 Nov, 2011 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Japanese licensing: MonkeyPaw boss explains why it’s a challenge

Licensing problems. Throughout the nineties, we complained when Japanese titles never made it to stores near us despite taking the Fear East by storm. It got a bit better in the noughties, as our hobby grew in popularity, but the issue never completely disappeared.

Digital PS3 games now sold in Game Group stores
Monday, 15 Aug, 2011 – 10:34 | Comments Off
Digital PS3 games now sold in Game Group stores

Game Group today announced a partnership with SCEE to release PS3 titles, DLC and subscriptions to the PSN in the company’s Game and Gamestation stores.

SOE cancels The Agency and closes studios as part of global restructuring
Friday, 1 Apr, 2011 – 15:00 | 3 Comments
SOE cancels The Agency and closes studios as part of global restructuring

Yesterday Sony Online Entertainment confirmed the rumors that it would be shutting down some of its studios and cancelling its upcoming MMO The Agency in an effort to “reduce costs and streamline its global workforce.”

John Beech – a LittleBigStory
Friday, 1 Apr, 2011 – 9:00 | 3 Comments
John Beech – a LittleBigStory

The games industry is full of interesting people with fascinating stories, right? We hear it so often that it becomes a cliché, but here we have a story that demands attention. It is the story of John Beech, a level designer on Media Molecule’s LittleBigPlanet 2, whose path into the industry was a little different from most.

Keiji Inafune steps down at Capcom
Saturday, 30 Oct, 2010 – 19:34 | 3 Comments
Keiji Inafune steps down at Capcom

Keiji Inafune is stepping down from his job at Capcom, where he holds the position of Head of R&D Management Group and Consumer Games R&D Division and Contents Management Division. His departure will mark the end of an era that began in 1987, when Capcom hired the 22 year-old as an illustrator.

Sony post second quarter profits for PlayStation division
Saturday, 30 Oct, 2010 – 16:24 | 2 Comments
Sony post second quarter profits for PlayStation division

Sony has posted a ¥6.9 billion ($85.5m / £53.7m) operating profit for their Networked Product and Services division (which includes all PlayStation products) for the second quarter of the financial year, a significant improvement on the ¥59 billion ($731m / £458m) loss for the same period last year.