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Contrary to popular opinion, voice acting can be an extremely stressful job, and painfully difficult to sustain a livelihood from. However, a handful of talented people make the job look (and sound) easy, and their extensive portfolios are a testament to their skills. This week, PS3 Attitude is paying tribute to five of our favourite voice actors, and taking a look at their established careers.
Square Enix has confirmed that veteran voice actor David Bateson will once again be the voice of deadly assassin Agent 47 in the upcoming Hitman: Absolution. He joins the likes of Marsha Thomason, Keith Carradine, Vivica Fox, Shannyn Sossamon and Powers Boothe.
Earlier this week, SCE Studio Liverpool became the latest in a long line of developers to unfortunately close their doors. It’s no secret that the videogame industry has been hit extremely hard by the global recession in recent years, so PS3 Attitude thought we’d take some time to remember five of our favourite development studios that are sadly no longer with us.
Square Enix and Future US want everyone to know about the public launch of the official Sleeping Dogs website. Touting the site as “one of the most immersive web experiences to date” with features such as HTLM5 and Java, videos, easter eggs, and more. Take a look now to get the full scoop…
The halls of Quadwrangle Manor are about to feel a whole lot larger as the puzzle-packed Quantum Conundrum will be receiving two downloadable expansions later this summer, Square Enix announced today.
We are well into the second half of 2012 and feel the need to look back on some of the best releases the first two quarters of 2012 had. The year is usually so heavily packed with AAA releases during the holiday months that it’s easy to forget about the gems that came before them.
Each member of the PS3 Attitude team has assigned a point value of 5, 3, and 1 to their top three games of 2012 thus far, allowing us to create a list of the top five games. In the end we had a list well over 10 games. Here are our top five.
UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre has lent his expertise in many of the fighting moves in Sleeping Dogs. In this latest move to emphasize his role with the developers at United Front Games, they’ve shared a documentary. Now we get to see how Georges St-Pierre really feels about violence in video games.
Square Enix may have delayed Final Fantasy XIV and may have dropped the ball on Final Fantasy Versus XIII after more than five years in development, but United Front Games intends to pick it up with Sleeping Dogs. The Hollywood cast of stars and starlettes providing the voice talent for game shared a few moments with the camera while making “super sexy time” with the microphone. Are games and movies having an affair?
After a little controversy, the wonderful folks at Square Enix have gotten their groove back and put out a pretty awesome video for Hitman: Absolution. In it, two of the developers take us through an almost 18-minute gameplay walkthrough.
The first six months of the year are always quiet due to publishers holding back their big guns to catch the Christmas bonanza. However, at this stage of the generation, doubts begin to creep into our minds and we find ourselves closely monitoring the games industry, furiously checking for a pulse.
Lightning already defied expectations once by striking twice, and if comments from Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2 director, Motomu Toriyama, are anything to go by, she may well strike again.
The Hitman: Absolution Deluxe Professional Edition has been revealed by Square Enix.
It’s contains all the content from the previously announced Professional Edition but now includes a stylish, caricature version of Agent 47 in 10″ vinyl statue form.
Last year, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix wowed us with a darker and grittier Lara Croft than we’ve seen before. Rebooting the franchise to before Lara was the gun touting, ass kicking heroine we’re familiar with, Tomb Raider depicts a fragile girl who is thrust into danger and must survive at any cost. While we weren’t able to go hands-on with the game, we did get to see a lengthy gameplay demo that expanded on what was shown during Microsoft’s press conference.
Hitman Absolution will be showcased at E3 next week and IO Interactive and Square Enix have teased his upcoming appearance with a new “Attack of the Saints” trailer. Featuring a specialized ICA wetworks team known as ‘The Saints,’ the trailer shows us just why Agent 47 is the original assassin.
Two weeks ago saw the release of the last batch of Final Fantasy XIII-2 DLC, including a fifth alternate outfit each for Serah and Noel, a bunch of costumes for Mog and, most interestingly, two new story episodes. So, has Square Enix saved the best until last?
Hitman: Absolution hits stores on 20 November, 2012 and Square Enix has announced an exceptional bonus for those interested in pre-ordering. Starting 15 May select retailers will grant access to a unique standalone sniping experience known as Hitman: Sniper Challenge. Which bonus offer will you take down?
The Hitman: Absolution Professional Edition has been announced by Square Enix and will feature a premium art book along with some downloadable weapons for our Original Assassin.
George Osborne’s 2012 budget didn’t please everyone. It was even described as “cynical, deluded and regressive” by one political commentator. But you can’t please all of the people all of the time. Can you? Osborne may be consoling himself with that sentiment at the moment.
Osborne did please some of the people, though. Those people are the good folk working in the UK games industry. After snatching away their tax breaks in his first budget, he’s decided that they are necessary and good for the country.
Were you as disappointed as we were that Sazh didn’t play a bigger role in Final Fantasy XIII-2? Then you’re in luck, as Square Enix has just released the title’s first story-driven downloadable content, which reveals more about Sazh’s exploits in between the events of FFXIII and FFXIII-2. It’s a short adventure that won’t be for everyone, but it’s good to play as Sazh again, right?