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Famitsu has become an iconic gaming institution. Whether you like it or not, when they comment people listen with great interest.
They have recently listed their top thirty most wanted games – and Sony has done very well.
Working in retail can be a harsh existence. Constant pressure and ever increasing sales targets can sometimes lead to the slight bending of the truth.
However, one GameStop employee has taken things a step too far – is your console about to be fried?
We loved Heavenly Sword. With fantastic visuals, superb animation, excellent voice acting and genuinely likeable characters, Ninja Theory were on to a winner – it’s just a shame the gameplay didn’t live up to the …
Administered earlier this month to more than 2,700 men aged 18-34 years, a survey found that 75% of respondents had at least one gaming console in their home. Of the men surveyed those 75% who identified themselves as gamers were actually more likely than the non-gamers to go for meals out, go to the cinema, or go out on dates.
As gamers do we feel heartened when reports like this come out and disprove the negative perceptions that surround our hobby, or are we merely quietly horrified that such a quantity of negative perceptions still persist to make such surveys necessary?
Welcome to our first ever Deals of the Week. Every Friday we will deliver the best deals for PlayStation 3 games that we have discovered across the World Wide Web.
The articles will be divided into two with two deals for the United Kingdom, and two deals for the United States.
Kevin Butler is the face of all the PlayStation 3 commercials in the United States as of late.
And it’s obvious why because his character brings great humour to evenings in front of the television…
Love it or hate it, the Halo franchise is gargantuan. Clearly Bungie is a very talented studio.
With its recent separation from Microsoft, will we be seeing their logo adorning a PS3 box any time soon?
Playlogic’s internal development studio, Playlogic Game Factory, is developing new motion control products alongside SCEE.
The team already has experience with the EyeToy, specifically EyeToy Play: PomPom Party on the PS2, Aqua Vita, Tori Emaki, Mesmerise, and even more recently, EyePet on the PS3. The team knows the PlayStation Eye so learning Move should be a walk in the park, right?
Today we saw British Chancellor Alistair Darling deliver his final UK budget for the coming months before the impending general election.
In a surprise move he announced that the government would be offering tax breaks for firms in the games sector in the UK.
Conspiracy theorists gather round – a mysterious countdown has appeared on the BioWare website.
What could it be counting down to?
It has been reported that a man has narrowly escaped death after being stabbed in the head over a game of Counter-Strike.
Sssh…Nobody tell Alan Titchmarsh.
We’ve mentioned previously about the debate raging in Australia regarding the lack of an R18+ rating for games.
Well information has now been released that the major cause of resistance to this rating – Michael Atkinson, the South Australian Attorney-General – is stepping down from his position to take a back seat role in the Australian Parliament.
Can Australia now move forward with what we deem to be common sense?
In mid February, two resolutions were passed in Switzerland. The first made the purchase of any game not carrying a PEGI age rating illegal, and required stricter rules on the requirements of ID.
The second resolution was the more interesting one, although it passed with a split vote of nine to three. It potentially gave the Swiss government the power to ban violent games. As the vote was split The Swiss Law Commission sought input on the issue from retail and industry bodies before presenting this to government.
Unfortunately a month on and this resolution has now passed as law – but what does it mean?
On the whole, games are fairly expensive. As the last couple of months have proven, to play all the must have games you need to either have a massive stack of cash – or go down the rental route.
One of the major games rental companies – Blockbuster – have announced they are in serious trouble. Has the recession claimed another scalp?
Yes it’s BAFTA time again. A time to celebrate the year that was, and for the Internet to tear itself asunder disagreeing about the winners and losers of each category.
So, who do Team Attitude think will take home the spoils?
You have an idea to improve the PlayStation experience that you believe should be under the spotlight? Do you feel you’re getting ignored?
Then Sony’s new answer may be for you. US PlayStation.Blog Share is a new way to publicise and vote for the best ideas to improve the PSN, PS3, PSP and more.
The gaming landscape is changing. Like it or not, applications such as 3D and motion control are sneaking further and further into our homes.
Is there any room for the standard controller set up anymore?
Sony have been showing off a new tool to developers at their GDC expo booth in San Francisco. Develop-Online say it’s a one day turn around device that allows creators to make non game apps such as eMagazines and training manuals.
Another ‘games are bad’ topic has arisen, but for once it’s nothing to do with murder, mayhem or religion.
This time it’s marriages that are under scrutiny.