It Came From Japan #4 – Xenogears
Submitted by Brodiesan | Sun, 9/08/09 – 23:36 | One Comment

After the phenomenal success of Final Fantasy VII in 1997, many Western gamers — now enthralled by this new found wonder of the Japanese RPG — found themselves wondering just what else Square (soon to be SquareEnix) had up their sleeves.

In response, Square released Xenogears on the PS1 in February of 1998.

Considered high-brow, deep and, to some degree, irreverent, a section of the gaming public were shocked that, instead of another tale of huge swords, friendship and personal sacrifice, they got a convoluted and abstract story that questions the existence of God, waxes on about philosophical doctrine and wonders aloud about man’s evolution.

To this day, Xenogears is held very dear in the hearts of its many fans, seen as a work of immense complexity and acute intelligence. When Famitsu rates a game #16 in a list of the greatest games of all time, you know you have something special on your hands.

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Universal Music coming to SingStore
Thursday, 23 Jul, 2009 – 13:39 | 2 Comments
Universal Music coming to SingStore

We’re big fans of SingStar here at PS3 Attitude, and the already burgeoning song catalogue is about to take another leap forward.

Today, Sony have announced a deal that will bring a whole slew of Universal Music UK tracks to the SingStore for download over the next few weeks.

So what can we look forward to warbling along to?

Develop09; SingStar gaining ‘clubs’ feature
Wednesday, 15 Jul, 2009 – 15:52 | 2 Comments
Develop09; SingStar gaining ‘clubs’ feature

Speaking at the Develop Conference today, Dave Ranyard has been outlining what the SingStar community has taught Sony through interaction with the game, and what developments we can expect in the future.

One of the big issues for Sony is balancing the features the existing users require – small, monthly updates – versus the big new additions that would bring new users to the SingStar franchise.

So here’s what they’ve come up with.

SingStar – new features announced
Saturday, 6 Jun, 2009 – 1:43 | 2 Comments
SingStar – new features announced

There are new online features of SingStar under development which – come September – will make the SingStar community an even more interactive and exciting place. With these new additions, we are really going to see the community moving forward in leaps and bounds!

SingStar Global Patch Adds The Kitchen Sink
Tuesday, 21 Apr, 2009 – 1:17 | 3 Comments
SingStar Global Patch Adds The Kitchen Sink

Do you love SingStar as much as the next guy, provided that the next guy is not this guy? Because we don’t think anybody likes SingStar as much as this guy; not after this. If you do like SingStar at least as half as him (who shall remain nameless) we have some great news for you. SingStar received a global patch today that brings some features that our Europeans brethren already had and then some.

SingStar update brings alternative controls
Thursday, 16 Apr, 2009 – 10:56 | No Comment
SingStar update brings alternative controls

A new update for SingStar hits today. Expect downtime and a download of unknown size. It will take your cruddy old version of SingStar and update it to the shiniest version, 3.01! Hurrah!… But what does it actually do?

SingStar videos approaching 100,000
Tuesday, 7 Apr, 2009 – 16:02 | One Comment
SingStar videos approaching 100,000

Wow, you guys are signing your hearts out! Sony have announced to Eurogamer that nearly 100,000 SingStar videos have been uploaded online, that’s 96,000 to be exact.

We hope you like statistics because we got more…

Singstar: Queen; the PS3 Attitude ‘Party’ Review
Wednesday, 1 Apr, 2009 – 9:50 | 4 Comments
Singstar: Queen; the PS3 Attitude ‘Party’ Review

In the interests of science (or more accurately, vocal destruction) we took up both our microphones and the challenge, and proceeded to sing to every song on the disc.

Here we write about our highs, lows and this author’s bout of ‘razor throat’ somewhere around the middle ‘C’.

Singstar Trophies revealed, includes Home Rewards
Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2009 – 20:11 | 5 Comments
Singstar Trophies revealed, includes Home Rewards

Sony are continuing to go back to some of their most popular first-party titles and adding support for trophies, with the next game being Singstar.

PlayStation Universe has published a list of trophies that Singstar will be receiving at an unknown time in the future.

Singstar. Without the tangle.
Friday, 20 Feb, 2009 – 10:55 | 3 Comments
Singstar. Without the tangle.

Drunken nights on Singstar ruined by cable catastrophes? Seems that we may be getting a solution come next month. Not only that, but we are being treated to Singstar: Pop Edition in April, too! So what about this cable issue…?

SingStar Queen Tracks Announced with PS3 Exclusive
Wednesday, 4 Feb, 2009 – 5:05 | One Comment
SingStar Queen Tracks Announced with PS3 Exclusive

Now I know what you might be thinking. Isn’t SingStar a Sony exclusive? Well yes, it is, but that doesn’t mean the PS3 can get some favorable love over its elder brother, the PS2. SCEE have announced the full track list featuring nothing but Queen songs including 5 exclusive tracks found only on Blu-ray. The game is due out in Europe and Australia this March. Check out all the songs below…

SingStar Vol.3 Playlist announced
Friday, 31 Oct, 2008 – 19:12 | 3 Comments
SingStar Vol.3 Playlist announced

Sony announced the full tracklist of the latest SingStar instalment, which is scheduled to visit us this November.

With 30 songs to choose from and the SingStar Store providing you 444 more, SingStar Vol.3 comes packed with tons of fun. Gentlemen (and ladies), power on your mics; it’s karaoke time!