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Tango Gameworks, Shinji Mikami’s new studio, has joined ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks. Mikami – the Japanese developer famous for creating the Resident Evil series – will lead his team through the development of AAA games, created for multiple formats.
Sony will be rolling out a new loyalty program titled PlayStation Rewards that gives fans exclusive content and opportunities for doing exactly what you’re doing now; playing games.
Sales figures are in for PlayStation Move for its first month on the market. Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced that it has shipped more than one million units, and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced even higher figures of one and a half million units being shipped since its release on 15th September.
There is a good chance that you have never heard of the company Side, but we’d be surprised if you haven’t came across and enjoyed their work at some point.
They are a London-based creative outsourcing team who developers go to when they need help with casting, directing, voice recording, full performance capture, audio mixing and foreign versions of their games.
An unspecified number of staff have been laid off at LucasArts as the company reorganises “its teams to better address the needs of the internal studio.”
The Star Wars developer doesn’t want to to go into specifics but one source has described the layoffs as being a “massacre.”
The PlayStation 3 already supports 3D gaming with titles such as WipEout HD and Motorstorm 3D Rift, but it as of yet doesn’t support 3D movies on Blu-ray discs.
However, next month that is about to change as Sony has confirmed at IFA 2010 that the Blu-ray 3D update for movies will be released in October so you can watch titles such as Avatar or Toy Story 3 in 3D.
Kevin Butler has been the face of every PlayStation 3 commercial in the United States for over a year now. But his great success expands beyond the TV screens because he is also knows his way round Twitter.
Last March we compiled a list of the top 30 tweets by @TheKevinButler. It was such a success that we decided to bring it back with all his 50 best tweets from the end of March to the end of July! BOOM!
Next month Gamescom, the European gaming convention, returns to Cologne in Germany and all major publishers are expected to be there.
Sony has today announced the date and time for their conference there that could see a few exciting announcements.
Fancy PlayStation branded underwear? PlayStation shoes? Or how about PlayStation deodorant? Well that just might be possible as Sony has announced that they are expanding the official license program to non-console items.
Rights to the iconic logo and the triangle, circle, cross and square combination will be distributed to other manufacturer products in a move that is likely designed to bring more brand awareness.
Sony is leading the big push for 3D gadgets such as the PS3, TV and cameras.
But a worrying statistic suggests that 12% of Brits, about six million people, can’t even see 3D properly.
We’re obviously all about the PlayStation 3 here at PS3 Attitude, but time to time Sony gives hints about their future consoles.
The PlayStation 3 released in 2006 as did the Nintendo Wii, a whole year after Microsoft which gave the Redmond company a huge market advantage.
Sony has confirmed that they are continuing to design brand new PlayStation hardware.
Electronic Entertainment Expo – better known as E3 – is the biggest date on the gaming calendar. The event was as big as ever this year and, unsurprisingly, it stole our attention for the best part of June. All the leading publishers were there promoting upcoming titles, hoping that they could impress us journalists enough so that we would enthuse about their projects to you. There is a lot of enthusing to be done.
The fallout from the emergency budget on June 22, which saw the Chancellor of the Exchequer scrap proposed tax breaks for the UK games industry, is still causing ripples within the industry. Bobby Kotick, chief executive of Activision Blizzard, and Ray Maguire, Sony Computer Entertainment’s UK managing director, are the latest to speak out, and they have warned that this decision could threaten future investment.
The PS3 has been out for nearly four years, but Sony can now confidently wear a smile on their faces as the system has finally reached the stage where it is no longer sold at a loss!
Up until now we have been buying their systems for less than it cost them to make it, proving how good value it really has been for us.
PlayStation Plus, Sony’s upcoming PSN subscription service, is coming tomorrow June 29th and with it comes a new firmware update as well. No, cross game voice chat isn’t on the list of what’s included in 3.40 but there are a few surprises.
With E3 over, it has become clear that one of the biggest gaming publishers, Electronic Arts, is really in love with the PlayStation 3.
In Sony’s E3 conference they announced exclusive content for Dead Space 2 and Medal of Honor, including Dead Space: Extraction and Medal of Honor: Frontline, bundled in special editions of the games.
Bloomberg are reporting that Sony is in the process of striking a deal which would bring Hulu to the US PSN as early as this week.
Um, guys – what’s a Hulu?
We brought you news earlier this week that the proposed tax break for the UK video games industry was one of the many things to fall under the axe in the Coalition Governments emergency budget.
At the time we all accepted it as an unfortunate inevitability – but something a bit more sinister has started to surface across the Internet.
Was the tax break sabotaged?