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We think the vast majority of you have heard of Bobby Kotick. Through various statements he has set himself up as the evil villain of the games industry.
His most notorious, and most frequently discussed quote is “The goal that I had in bringing a lot of the packaged goods folks into Activision about 10 years ago was to take all the fun out of making video games.”
Boo hiss! But can a Leopard change its spots?
Team Attitude are firmly against piracy. It hurts developers both big and small, and the effects can even be felt by the consumers.
It seems Sony is taking a stand against piracy with a new initiative – but fans of second hand games aren’t going to be happy.
It seems the battle for brand supremacy is going mobile, as Sony announce that the PSN is coming to Sony Ericsson phones.
Michael Atkinson, the South Australian Attorney-General, has commented on the fact he thinks gamers are a bigger threat to himself and his family than outlaw biker gangs. Is there any way he can justify this statement?
Another day, another motion controller related tidbit of news.
As mentioned in a previous article, Sony are busy beavering away creating games for it’s upcoming motion controller. Details have been hard to come by, but is GDC the place where Sony will finally break it’s silence?
Forget about peripherals, the most exciting developments in gaming will come through digital distribution. This is the view of DavidJaffe, the mastermind behind the God of War franchise.
The PS3 really hit it’s stride towards the back end of 2009. With a batch of top class games, and the PS3 Slim winning peoples hearts, even CEO and President of Sony Computer Entertainment Jack Tretton raised a smile.
Has this success come at a cost though?
Future and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have today announced the launch of FirstPlay – Europe’s answer to Qore and the first HD interactive show for gamers in the EU territory – available exclusively through the PS3.
Weekly FirstPlay episodes will be available to UK gamers from March and will roll out across selected European and other PAL territories later in 2010. FirstPlay promises PS3 gamers HD reviews and previews of the latest games and exclusive access to downloadable content.
In a belated happy new year blog Jack Tretton, CEO and President of Sony Computer Entertainment took a moment to celebrate 2009 as the “best year yet for the PS3″ and thanked you for making it so.
The Church of England have condemned video games, stating they are violent and feature sexual content.
Is this – once again – a case of the misinformed guiding the misinformed?
Founded in February of 2008, No Fuss Reviews was created by Matthew Riches from the quaint town of Ipswich, UK with the sole aim of providing quick score-only reviews. The idea was born after much frustration from other bloated advert heavy video game websites and how difficult it was sometimes to simply see a score out of 10 for any given game.
As you may know, we at Attitude Towers also take a different view on reviews and review scores, so we’ve watched No Fuss Review with some interest, but the best news is yet to come.
Yet more fiscal reports – double hurrah! Fortunately Ubisoft’s report seems fairly clear and concise, and eagle eyed readers might just spot an interesting statistic regarding the PS3.
So you want to see the PlayStation 3 playing games in 3D, and have yet to do so? We wouldn’t be surprised because it has only be shown at small game events and at CES in Las Vegas.
But if you live in Canada, you have another chance to see it with your own eyes – and those ugly glasses!
According to figures direct from Polyphony Digital, the Gran Turismo series has sold 55.45 million copies worldwide. Interestingly, Europe makes up 44% of this total with a remarkable 25 million copies sold.
It seems Europeans just cannot get enough of the real-life driving simulator.
As previously reported, Sony are planning to release their motion controller towards the back end of this year. The latest company to throw their hat in the ring is EA – but have they got anything they can announce to us yet?
American news site ‘Sunsentinel’ has run with a very catchy story called “Xbox a sex box?”. The main theme of their article is that online gaming has become the latest way for sexual predators to get at kids. Is this an over reaction, or genuine concern?
In an interview with IGN, SCEA’s senior VP of marketing – Peter Dille – has commented on the fact that Sony Computer Entertainment are “actively thinking about” charging gamers to use the PSN. The question we want to know is, what might we actually be charged for?
Speaking to IGN, Sony VP and the man in charge of the PSN, Peter Dille, has offered his opinion on why the PS3 failed initially to ignite in the sales department and how, eventually, Sony’s console will surpass its main HD rival, the Xbox 360.
The unequivocal failure of Bionic Commando has clearly knocked Capcom’s confidence in Western developers. The title which was outsourced to the now defunct Swedish developers Grinn only managed to shift 27,000 units in its first month in the U.S.
This has forced Capcom to rethink their strategy with only Japanese studios likely to be trusted with new IPs in the future.