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Insomniac Games, creators of the iconic Resistance and Ratchet & Clank franchises, have announced a new partnership with Electronic Arts today.
Together, the two plan to bring a brand new franchise and universe to gamers everywhere on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This marks the first multiplatform title in the studio’s 16-year history.
It has been a lovely quiet few weeks hasn’t it? With all the furore over the ‘Con-demed’ British Government, the tabloids have left us gamers to prance merrily in the fields of Sony.
The holiday’s over guys and gals – as they are at it again.
We are going to be brutally honest – we are extremely excited about the PlayStation Move here at Attitude Towers, but there is a little voice in the back of our head that tells us to burn things. Behind that voice however is a more niggling one, playing on one of our fears – that the Move will be nothing more than a home to shoddy Wii ports.
Can Sony brush aside that fear?
Earlier on this month we brought you news that EA will be charging purchasers of used EA Sports games $10 to access online components that would have been free if the game was brand new.
Ubisoft has sniffed the pie, and decided they also want slice – and so it begins.
When Sony told us the PS3 only does everything, they really weren’t kidding. Today they have announced that ‘MUBI’ will be coming to your console sometime soon.
That’s great – but what is it?
Positive news today as Sega Sammy Holdings has posted a year-on-year increase of almost 200 per cent for its fiscal year ending March 31.
What an amazing turnaround from last year.
Bad news today as Sony’s Network Product and Services Division – which is home to the PlayStation operation – has posted a massive $889m loss despite seeing the PS3 sell three million more units than the previous year.
So how are they losing money?
Ignition Entertainment have today announced that Crytek’s much trumpeted CryENGINE 3 will be powering the “flagship game” for its London-based studio. The mystery title is “a uniquely crafted combat action-adventure” and it will be available on both PS3 and Xbox 360.
Over the past decade Bungie and Microsoft have been inseparable. In Microsoft, Bungie found the perfect partner with limitless resources to fund their epic Halo brand.
So surely the 360 would be the automatic choice as lead console for their new IP?
Sony has been awfully quiet regarding certain aspects of the PlayStation Move. We don’t blame them, as revealing their cards too early could be a crucial mistake in this years battle of the motion peripherals.
The most we’ve heard is mutterings of a sub $100 price tag, but nothing concrete. Unfortunately somebody forgot to tell GameStop Canada not to spill the beans, as they posted the Move’s price on their website.
So – what’s the magic number?
EA has caused an uproar with the announcement that – from next month – if you purchase an EA Sports title second hand you will be required to pay an additional fee, or be locked out of playing online.
But are they really the bad guy in all of this?
Satoru Iwata, the Nintendo president, has allegedly been telling his senior executives that the battle against Sony has been won, and that they should focus their attention on the threat that’s being posed from Apple with theiriPad and iPhone. That’s very complacent, don’t you think?
Welcome to the first PS3 Attitude ‘Deals of the Week’ for May 2010.
In case you don’t know already, every week we show you our favourite PlayStation 3 game deals for the United Kingdom and United States.
Capcom’s financial results for the year ended 31 March don’t make pleasant reading; the company have reported a 73% fall in profits to £494.4m as annual sales dropped by 27% to 16m.
The company blame the “sluggish” sales on the delays for Super Street Fighter IV, Lost Planet 2 and the oversees release of Monster HunterTri which all slipped into the next fiscal year.
The waters of E3 have been choppy as of late. The convention was well known for its size and grandeur, but it was this that led to its eventual reduction in size as companies struggled to foot the bill for large and lavish stands.
The new look E3 tanked though – as it equated to nothing more than a few boring looking meetings. Last year saw a partial return to the E3 of old, but apparently that was nothing to what we can expect this year.
Excited? Us? Well, maybe a little (lot).
The official GameStation Twitter account has sent out a cautionary message today regarding another GameStation account that is claiming to be selling BETA codes to desperate gamers.
Sony is now offering American PS3 users the chance to purchase an official extended service plan.
Not everyone is happy with the conditions though.
The UK games market’s weekly value has slumped to its lowest level in four years.
What could be the cause?
The UK’s position as a world-leading developer of video games is under threat. For years it has been the third largest employer of development staff in the world, with the USA and Japan in first and second position, but recent times have seen the UK overtaken by the Canadian games industry.