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Friday, 14 March 2008

Burnout Paradise islands are free, and massive DLC plans

Staying with Burnout Paradise news - we revealed the new car and island area last week and knew that Criterion had more to say on the subject of downloadable content.

What we didn't know then was the extent to which this content would grow.

First, the good news.

The new island areas (yes, areas - not area) will be free. The first island will come soon with the Dust Storm car and there will be many more island additions to the map in the future. That bridge in the video apparently leads to many more islands, not just one.

Now, the extra good news.

Criterion have stated that whilst the islands will be free, some DLC will be charged for in future. This is similar to the way Motorstorm pushed it's DLC model out to us, and everyone is fine with that.

But the content they are creating is going to be very different. Not just an additional car here and a livery there. The idea from their perspective is to develop the game "almost to the point of making a new game". Sounds exciting!

If that's not enough for you, how about the news that this doesn't just mean new game modes either.

Whilst new game modes are important to Criterion, that is not the full extent of the DLC they're working on.

We can only speculate at the moment until the guys and gals at Criterion spill the 'cool beans' (Speed Racer reference, anyone?).

How about a 'Driver' mode where you have to complete solo and multi-player missions within the Burnout universe? Or maye they'll add weapons at some point for some 21st century Car Wars action?

Got any ideas? Throw them in the comments section and we'll forward them to Criterion...

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Burn-out your own car in Paradise

Over at Criterion they have made livery templates available to download so you can produce your own custom livery for Burnout Paradise.

They have three templates available for gamers to provide their own designs for the Kitano Hydros, Hunter Oval Champ or Carson Inferno Van.

The best designs will then find their way into the game in the not-too-distant future.

If you're an arty type, head over to the Criterion custom livery page, copy the templates and get painting. Details of how to submit your designs can be found with the templates.

I wonder if they'd allow a PS3 Attitude sponsored vehicle?

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Thursday, 13 March 2008

Burnout Paradise wallpaper for your PS3 and PSP

Over at the Criterion Games developer's blog, they were good enough to let us know that they've started providing Burnout Paradise wallpapers in sizes that perfectly fit both your PS3 and your PSP.

Since they've added these wallpapers to their Flickr account, it's not always completely easy to download the right size, so we've decided to put both wallpapers in both sizes up here at PS3 Attitude. You can download them directly using your PSP or PS3 or grab them with a PC using the old ' picture as...' trick.

Simply click the picture you want and the full size version will open up in front of your very eyes for you to download or set as your backdrop.


PS3 Version

PSP Version

PS3 Version

PSP Version

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Friday, 7 March 2008

Burnout takes on Motorstorm! New car and area on the way...

As we revealed the other day when news of Burnout Paradise v1.2 hit, Criterion are going to be confirming their forthcoming DLC soon.

So it's good to see that the 'Developer's Blog' on the Criterion website is giving us a little hint of what to expect today.

A new vehicle is coming. Called the 'Dust Storm', it's obviously Criterion's version of the buggies from Motorstorm. Heck, they even used the word 'storm' in the name.

But that's not all. As well as the vehicle video you can watch below, they've added a new area to the Paradise City map. In fact, they say this area is 'outside of the city' for the first time.

So what can we expect? Given the title of the developer's blog post, I'm thinking the new bridge will take us into the desert, perhaps.

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Thursday, 6 March 2008

Burnout Paradise 1.2 on the way, plus DLC coming too

The guys and gals at Criterion are set to release an update to Burnout Paradise soon to fix a whole slew of issues, exploits and problems. The update will also tweak some of the gameplay settings to make the exprience even better than it currently is.

Although an official release date for the update hasn't been announced, Criterion promise that it won't be long and that they will be telling us soon about this and their plans for downloadable content (DLC) for the latest in their racing franchise.

Burnout Paradise is already one of the best online games for the PS3, so any updates and DLC to ensure that stays the case is welcome.

Here's a complete list of the PS3 version updates:

The Top 10 problems reported by users have been fixed

  • PS3 game can crash when a player is taken down and the player that has performed the Takedown leaves the game.

  • The game indefinitely displays "Connecting to Paradise City Servers" if it's having problems pinging the rebroadcast server.

  • Disconnecting the controller before a race begins can mean that race timings can be manipulated with players who didn't cross the line first being awarded the win

  • Repeatedly joining and leaving a game with 8 players can cause the game to hang.

  • Hammering the X button after unlocking a car can cause the game to hang.

  • East Crawford and Watt St achievements can not be achieved if the player goes online and sets road rules before attempting them.

  • Audio distortion when using 5.1 / DTS and looking rearwards.

  • Total time driven in player stats would stick at 145 hours.

  • VoIP connection problems with 8 player games.

Game experience enhancements

  • We're going to be running road rule timers in all events and online challenges.

  • Tuning Online Takedown logic & physical behaviour to iron out instances where it doesn't feel fair.

  • Increase online race timer timeout so players have a greater chance of finishing the race.

  • Fix drifting bug when drifting and boosting there wasn't any real control on the brake so players would grind around the walls of the corners. Getting better control.

  • Boost fix, stabbing the boost has too much of a jerky behaviour in the car handling.

  • Surround sound fix - Centre speaker was 4dB louder, ruining the mix and the speech has now been positioned correctly.

  • Tweak Marked Man gameplay AI, was easy to exploit by driving in reverse.

  • Increase the # of search results returned for online games.

  • Increase Picture Paradise timer so it doesn't kick in so quickly.

Other high priority issues being fixed

  • Some online race start points face the players in the wrong direction

  • Instances where Barrel rolls were not registering correctly in Stunt Run

  • Instances in Stunt Run where players would crash but not wreck & score multipliers by driving away

  • Fixed instances where the counting of Boost Chains would drop out

  • Some instances where Revenge Rivalries desync & don't get fixed until players are updated online.

  • Some instance where the Host couldn't change the game access if the game was created through an invite.

  • Achievements, Awards and Challenges numbers sometimes not updated if the player didn't leave the game cleanly

  • Online challenge issues where the challenge couldn't be completed if it was started at the exact time that a player left the game.

  • Incorrect rivalry updates when European players played against English or Japanese players.

  • Instances where Friends were not being displayed on the mini map.

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Monday, 4 February 2008

Burnout Paradise - every car detailed for your pleasure

The guys over at Operation Burnout have been busy.

Not only have they detailed every unlockable car in Burnout Paradise, they've managed to attach all the stats and a description of what you have to do to unlock each one.

Whilst they're still waiting on a couple of images to complete the guide, it's an impressive piece of work and well worth visiting.

What do you have to do to unlock your favourite?

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Friday, 25 January 2008

[UPDATE] Burnout Paradise gets an update

I'll admit - I'm hooked on Burnout Paradise. It really is one of the most enthralling and brilliant games I have ever played. Those of you who know me understand just how many years of gaming that takes in!

But all can't be perfect in Paradise since a new patch is available for download when you launch the game.

Whilst we're not entirely sure what v1.1 does as of yet, I can tell you that after many hours playing the game yesterday I did notice an unusual amount of online game disconnections.

We'll do our best to find out what specifically this patch does and we'll be testing (playing) the new version extensively to see if we can spot the difference. Look out for an update (v1.1 if you will) to this story soon.

[UPDATE] There is no doubt about it. The game servers and online experience are much more solid than yesterday. Criterion have confirmed to us that the fixes they have put in place are to improve the online gaming experience when any of the connected players have (what they call) a strict firewall setup. In other words, check your firewall settings on your router and ensure that it is set up correctly for the game - check the manual in the box for UDP port details.

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Monday, 21 January 2008

European releases for week beginning 21st January

Instead of listing the releases like we used to, from now on you can simply visit the PS3 Attitude PlayStation 3 Events Calendar to get the latest on what is coming along and when.

Some weeks though something will come along that is so important we need to actually raise your attention to it. And this is one of those weeks.

Burnout Paradise is here people!

Mine is already in the post ready to arrive on Friday morning, and I frankly can't wait. As detailed in our 'Year of the Rat' story, Burnout Paradise is the first important title of 2008.

With addictive gameplay and a whole concoction of special races, stages and features not even hinted at in the much-lauded demo, this promises to be a title that will keep you happy throughout the year.

You can do what I did and pre-order Burnout Paradise for delivery on Friday by clicking the link.

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Thursday, 10 January 2008

US PS Store updates for 10th January

As far as the US update is concerned, it's a case of catching up with Europe for once.

The Kane & Lynch demo, Super Stardust HD update and Folklore add-ons have all been available in Europe for some time. Having sai that, the US still excels at NFS: Pro Street and Rock Band add-ons.

Here's the full list in handy 'cut-out-and-keep' form*:

PS1 Games

Crash Bandicoot 2 ($5.99)

Demos (all free)

Kane & Lynch
Super Stardust HD (demo plus update; free if owned or $9.99 to buy)


'The Alchemist' - Folklore ($3.99)
'The Origin of Belgae' - Folklore ($3.99)
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 - NFS: Pro Street ($2.99)
McLaren F1 - NFS: Pro Street ($2.99)
Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) - Rock Band ($1.99)
Die, All Right! (The Hives) - Rock Band ($1.99)
Number of the Beast (Iron Maiden) - Rock Band ($1.99)


Burnout Paradise 'Guns N’ Roses' Trailer

Movie and Blu-Ray Trailers

First Sunday
Spiderwick Chronicles (Trailer 2)


PAIN (x 2)

*(PS3 Attitude is not responsible for any damage to your screen if you decide to take a pair of scissors to it)

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Friday, 4 January 2008

Burnout demo now supports eight online racers

As we revealed would happen, the Burnout Paradise demo has been expanded.

Throughout the life of the demo a few new challenges and news tidbits had been added, but this particular expansion is much more impressive.

Not only can eight people now race online against each other, but Criterion have added 13 more Freeburn challenges. There are specific challenges available depending on how many players are in the game, so you get three new challenges in a five player game, three when there's six, three when seven and four new challenges when there are eight.

The Burnout demo was already stupidly addictive, but this is going to really raise interest in what is going to be a leading title for 2008.

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In the Year of the Rat, will Sony win the race?

It will soon be the Year of the Rat.

In Chinese astrology the Rat is considered a leader and a pioneer. Rats can also be controlling, having their own way whatever the cost. Although Sony were 'born' in 1946 (which makes them a Dog - incidentally the same sign as my good self), you might say there are certain attributes of the Rat that sit well with them.

If you think it is odd to mix Chinese astrology with a Japanese company then bear with us. Although the Japanese celebrate the new year on the 1st January, they send postcards to their family and friends with the relevant animal depicted on the front - harking back to when the lunar calendar and the 12 animal signs were in use throughout Japan.

So what will this year bring, and will Sony win the ratrace against their most fierce of rivals? Just how will the Dog fair against the Rabbit (Microsoft) and the Ox (Nintendo).

Burnout Paradise is our first indication that 2008 is going to be a good one for the PS3. Yes - I know... since it is being released in January it doesn't fall into the Chinese 'lunar year' which starts in February. But since the Japanese start their year in January too, we're going to run with this one!

Then it's the turn of Devil May Cry 4 to hit our screens. There was a time when I was particularly angry with the Sheep (otherwise known as Capcom) for taking DMC to other platforms. But now we've seen it looking particularly spectacular on the PS3 we're not so unhappy. Add to that some exclusive downloadable content and the grass is certainly looking greener on this side of the fence. Maybe we'll hold off on turning Capcom into lamb chops for now.

Haze can't be ignored. Although it is yet another FPS, it is a special one. I don't honestly think that it is going to compare in any way to the Rabbit's best effort (the ever present Halo franchise) but it is truly a much deeper and more involving experience than many of the existing 'shooter' offerings available on the PS3. Call of Duty 4 excepted.

Shortly after you've managed to figure out how to squeeze those three titles into your heavy social calendar, the Tiger of Rockstar will rip your diary apart with the launch of GTA: IV. Once again it is a title that will appear on the Rabbit's platform, but we're not bitter about it. I couldn't care less if it were on every platform - just as long is it rocks our world as much as we think it will!

Around this time in the Year of the Rat, we expect that two amazing innovations will have found their way on to our favourite black monolith. PlayStation Home and LittleBigPlanet.

Home promises to be more than just a 3D lobby, although admittedly the ability to launch you and your newly-made friends into the multiplayer part of any game you own is a great feature. With huge amounts of content promised for launch and throughout the life of Home, plus the 'social networking' abilities available via the web-based portal to your Home space, Home will become many things; a replacement for the XMB, a lobby, a content viewer (both yours and content from Sony and third-parties), a casual games arena, a social networking site, a marketing tool to reach non-PS3 owners, a vanity case of game achievements, a mobile blogging/photo centre and much more.

LittleBigPlanet is surely one of the most anticipated titles of the year with it's innovative mix of gameplay, creation and sharing. If there's one title that is destined to take on the marketing behemoth that is Halo 3, this is it. 'What?', I hear you cry. How can you compare LBP and Halo 3? Think about it.

There's Halo 3 characters, faceplates, headsets, controllers and skins everywhere you look on your favourite retailer's shelves. You can get ringtones, wallpapers and themes for almost any mobile device. If there is one thing I want to see this year it's a Sackboy that I can actually buy, along with fabric pens so I can modify him, just like in the game. And a Sackboy controller. And a Sackboy gift set. Sony should be marketing the crap out of this game. I want to see Sackboy on the shelves of Clinton Cards alongside that ever-present blue-nosed teddy bear. You get the idea.

As the year progresses, we'll be hit with another massive title that is definitely staying on the PS3 only. Metal Gear Solid 4 will arrive. Every indication is that this final chapter in the story of Snake will be monumental in every way. The recent previews we've seen show the game to be something really special and the ending is promising to be as epic as you would expect. Once again you're going to have to figure out how to balance still playing GTA and LBP when this one hits. Who said gaming was easy!

Although Europe will see GT5 Prologue early in the year (February we reckon), there's a good chance the full Gran Turismo 5 experience will hit our shelves in the Year of the Rat. Promising a huge amount of detail, cars, tracks and content, along with realistic damage (hooray!), real-time weather simulation, GT-TV content, My Garage homepages/social networking and - most importantly - the Top Gear Test Track, GT5 will give us petrol-heads something to really get our teeth into once we've completed everything Burnout Paradise can offer.

Finally, we'll be sinking our teeth into the Hellghast scum once again as Killzone 2 comes to the PS3. Whether or not the screenshots you have seen are 'doctored' or not, it doesn't really matter. The fact is that this game is one hell of an FPS. Incredible graphics, amazing character animation, deep storyline, real atmosphere and pixel-perfect shooting mean that this one title may just blow your mind as well as your wallet. Another PS3 exclusive, I predict Killzone 2 will be the biggest selling of them all, which is a risky bet given the massive appeal of the games we've detailed above.

Honourable mentions go to the other games that will hit this year in retail and PS Store form; Tekken 6, SOCOM: Confrontation, Madden 09, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Everyday Shooter and Wipeout HD to name but a few. And we've ignored the possible release of those other exclusives - Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII - because we just don't believe they'll make it onto shelves this year.

And don't forget the additional hardware and PSP interactivity that is due. Soon you'll be able to buy PlayTV in Europe and add a twin-tuner Freeview PVR to the list of incredible things you can do with a PS3, and view live TV or your recorded programmes via Remote Play. There's so much more to come from the PS3 this year and much of it will be delivered, free of charge, via firmware updates and the PS Store.

Simply put, the Year of the Rat will be the best one yet for Sony. The Dog can learn new tricks, it seems.

Check out the gallery below for various screenshots and wallpapers...

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Thursday, 3 January 2008

Happy New Year; PS3 Attitude's Big Three

We're finally back from our extended break (some much needed R&R), and we're starting 2008 with the PS3 Attitude Big Three for January.

As a reminder, the Big Three tells you what you should be spending your hard earned cash on during the coming month. We only cover UK and European release dates, so don't go telling us that the 'big US-only release' is missing from the list! And we only cover games arriving during the month in question.

Picking three titles in January is a little harder than expected since new games will be a little thin on the ground at the start of 2008, but let's give it a go anyhow:

1. Burnout Paradise

There aren't many demos out there that I actually play for as long as a full release, so all the signs are good for the first next-gen Burnout title.

Set in Paradise City, which is much bigger than we expected, this version of Burnout has a number of nice gameplay changes over previous incarnations. For example, you no longer choose from a menu of different races. You simply pull up at the lights and hold down the break and accelerator to signal your intent. Each junction has a different challenge.

The online gaming is sublime and the full game will include over 300 challenges. If you've been playing the demo you will have noticed that they keep adding new challenges, including the 'synchronised barrel roll' task on the beach. It's great fun hooking up your PS Eye or headset to coordinate the drivers into the right locations to ensure everyone completes the challenge, and I can't wait to get my teeth into the full title when it arrives on the 25th.

Not only is this your 'must have' game for January, it will certainly be one of the standout titles for the whole of 2008!

Bonus Material: If you click the title link above to pre-order Burnout Paradise the nice people at GAME will send you a code via email on launch day to unlock an exclusive extra car.

2. Haze

Although no-one has yet confirmed the launch date for Haze, we fully expect it to be available in January. As soon as we get full confirmation, we'll let you know.

As you'll have gathered from our initial impressions of the build we played at GameCity, Haze is a great FPS from the team that brought the world such gems as GoldenEye and TimeSplitters. To say this game has pedigree would be an understatement.

The gameplay by itself is enough to warrant attention, but the storyline and the use of the soldier-enhancing/entrancing drug Nectar take this particular game to another level.

We're sticking our neck out here by putting Haze in the January Big Three when the lainch date hasn't been confirmed, but we're fairly confident. And regardless of which month Haze is released, it would be in our Big Three in any case, so put a few pennies aside for it anyway!

Bonus Material: By clicking the link above you can pre-order Haze and the chaps and chapesses at GAME will send you the product in a nice tin with a free glow stick. Nu Rave!

3. Unknown

Heck - we failed. We couldn't find three titles that were certain to launch in January. Haze isn't even certain to arrive and it still made it onto the list!

The truth is, there's going to be a lot more to talk about in February and beyond with games like Mercenaries 2, Devil May Cry 4, Viking, Army of Two and Brothers in Arms all arriving before the end of March. Along with a whole slew of great PS Store titles that are expected to hit before the end of the quarter we'll all be very busy. Our advice is to save up your pounds or euros in anticipation.

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Friday, 21 December 2007

Burnout's Paraside City is quite large

We found this map at Criterion's site and decided to give it a little update to show the tiny area we've been hammering around in the demo.

Then we realised Kotaku got there ahead of us and covered the same story. Only they didn't highlight the area, so we win! Ha!

Here's the picture that paints a thousand words and makes us realise just how massive Paradise City is going to be.

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Friday, 14 December 2007

More to come from Burnout Paradise demo

In what could be seen as a trend (and a very welcome one at that), Burnout Paradise is another demo that will feature additional content as we get closer to the January launch date.

This kind of online update was last seen in the GT5: Prologue demo, where we enjoyed additional cars, news (if you could read Japanese) and GT-TV programs as the weeks progressed.

In a similar vein, Burnout Paradise will feature new challenges and races as time moves closer to launch date.

A great incentive to leave the demo on your hard drive and keep coming back to it to see what's new.

To keep a check on what is coming, just hit the right button and choose 'news' from the menu anywhere in the game.

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US PS Store updates for 13th December

A good update for the US but, for the third time ever, the European update is actually better.

We got three demos, two games and a bunch of add-ons, which competes well against one demo, no games and a bunch of add-ons. In other words, we see your update and raise you.

The only thing that doesn't add up is the Need for Speed unlockables. You can work through career mode in the game to earn all of these. But also, game saves have been available on the internet for PS3 titles without any cost or toil needed. Why would you spend money unlocking everything when you can download it, or play it, for free to get the same content? Weird.

Here's the full list:

  • 2 x new characters - High Velocity Bowling add-on ($0.99 each)
  • Burnout Paradise - demo (free)
  • Punk Pack 1 - Rock Band track pack ($5.49 - "I Fought the Law", "Rockaway Beach" and "Ever Fallen in Love" available separately at $1.99 each)
  • Ultimate Performance Bundle - NFS: Pro Street unlockable ($9.99)
  • Muscle Car Bundle - NFS: Pro Street unlockable ($4.99)
  • Tuner Car Bundle - NFS: Pro Street unlockable ($4.99)
  • Sport Car Bundle - NFS: Pro Street unlockable ($4.99)
  • Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 - NFS: Pro Street unlockable ($2.99)
  • Pagani Zonda F - NFS: Pro Street unlockable ($2.99)
  • Nissan GT-R - NFS: Pro Street unlockable ($2.99)
  • GT Awards at SEMA - video (free)
  • "Stunt Run" - Burnout Paradise trailer (free)
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater - trailer (free)
  • Ratchet & Clank - behind the scenes video (free)
  • Untraceable - movie trailer (free)
  • Cloverfield - movie trailer (free)

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European PS Store updates for 13th December

Is this the week the European Store fights back?

There are three momentous changes in the Store today.

1. Guitar Hero II add-on packs have finally arrived in Europe
2. A new game (new to us, anyhow) has appeared with a note saying "this is in English only", therefore avoiding any further delay due to language localisation issues (something I've been saying should happen for some time)
3. A major demo arrived in the US and Europe on the same day

These three shifts are enough to make us very happy here at PS3 Attitude. And the content itself? Brilliant. The Burnout Paradise demo on it's own would have been enough, but the rest of the update is great too. There's even a bit of festive joy for Folklore being given away for free.

Here's the list:

  • Piyotama - game (£3.49)
  • High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition - game (£4.99)
  • Christmas Present - Folklore add-on (free)
  • Burnout Paradise - demo (free)
  • NBA2K8 - demo (free)
  • Conan - demo (free)
  • Velvet Revolver - Guitar Hero III track pack (£3.99)
  • Foo Fighters - Guitar Hero III track pack (£3.99)
  • Dark Mist - trailer (free)
  • High Velocity Bowling - trailer (free)
  • High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition - trailer (free)
  • Piyotama - trailer (free)
A brilliant update, I'm sure you'll agree.

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Wednesday, 5 December 2007

PS3 Burnout Paradise demo next week?

At the Criterion Games website they've started a countdown to the release of a demo for Burnout Paradise, and the clock will run out next Thursday.

Given that the PSN updates every Thursday, it doesn't require Holmesian deduction capabilities to presume the demo may well be coming to the PS3. We knew from previous conversations with Criterion that a demo was on the way in December for both the PS3 and the Xbox 360, so I'm sure we can hang our hats on being able to play the much anticipated title after next week's PS Store update.

Watch this space for more details!

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Friday, 9 November 2007

US PS Store update for 8th November

It was a big day in the US. After so many weeks of waiting, the Uncharted: Drake's Fortune demo finally hit the Store.

So everyone with a US account headed over to download the massive 1.2Gb file only to discover that if you were outside the US and Canada there was a little surprise waiting for you.

That doesn't take away from the awesome update given to the US Store. After two weeks of having better updates than the US, it seems the norm has been restored for the EU PSN.

Here's the full list of what is available:

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - demo (free; doesn't yet work outside of US and Canada - fix coming apparently)
College Hoops 2K8 - demo (free)
Motorstorm "Devil's Weekend" pack - add-on ($5.99)
Guitar Hero III "Velvet Revolver" pack - add-on($6.25)
Guitar Hero III "Foo Fighters" pack - add-on ($6.25)
Pink, Nature and Pixel - PS3 Themes (free)
Devil May Cry 4 Tokyo Game Show - trailer (free)
Motorstorm "Devil's Weekend" - trailer (free)
Ratchet and Clank launch - trailer (free)
WWE Smackdown vs RAW - trailer (free)
Burnout "Carson GT" - trailer (free)
Burnout "Manhatten" - trailer (free)
One Missed Call - movie trailer (free)
Sweeney Todd - movie trailer (free)
Hostel Part II - Blu-Ray movie trailer (free)
Call of Duty 4 - wallpapers (free)

Given we don't have Guitar Hero III in the UK yet, that doesn't bother me. It would have been nice to be playing the Uncharted demo but since Ratchet & Clank and Call of Duty 4 are released in the UK today, I think I'll be busy anyway.

In addition, the US got the Motorstorm v3.0 patch today as well. Launch Motorstorm's online mode to get it before you go downloading any of the add-ons.

What does still concern me is that content which clearly works everywhere, such as wallpapers, the new PS3 themes and trailers - for example - still arrive on separate stores at separate times (or sometimes not at all). I mean, what mad licensing issues have Sony created for themselves where they can't distribute a bunch of Call of Duty wallpapers worldwide?

If SCEE or SCEA are listening, would you care to explain?

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Friday, 2 November 2007

Burnout Paradise trailers park at YouTube

For those of you who don't have a US account, the three trailers featuring various cars from Burnout Paradise are now available at the PS3 Attitude YouTube Channel.


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US PS Store updates for November 1st

The US Store also saw it's usual update and given the US hasn't been granted any of the PS Eye titles yet (save EyeCreate of course), I feel this is the second week in a row where the EU update is actually better than the US one. Which is remarkable, given what we've had to go through to this point.

Here's the list of available goodness:

  • Timeshift - demo (free)
  • Need For Speed Pro Street - demo (free)
  • Twisted Metal 2 - PS1 game ($5.99)
  • The Godfather: Don's Edition - add-on content (various costs)
  • Uncharted "Massive Attack" - trailer (free; and awesome)
  • Burnout "Annihilator" - trailer (free)
  • Burnout "Hawker" - trailer (free)
  • Burnout "Roadster" - trailer (free)
  • Beowulf - trailer (free)
  • NF5 Pro Street - TV ad (free)
  • GT5 Prologue TGS - trailer (free)
  • PS Eye - trailer (free)
  • The Bucket List - movie trailer (free)
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind Anniversary - trailer (free)

Haven't had time to try the demos yet, but I have to say the Burnout and Uncharted trailers are stunning. Uncharted particularly looks outstanding in this trailer.

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Friday, 19 October 2007

US PS Store updates for 18th October

As per usual, the US store got an update that trumps our EU store. Here's the list of available items:

  • Calling All Cars! - Game (re-issued at a new price of $4.99 until October 25th)
  • Folklore - Demo
  • Juiced 2 - Demo
  • Devil May Cry 4 TGS - Video
  • Turok "Dino Luring" - Video
  • Uncharted "Tech Dive" - Video
  • Burnout Paradise "Street Wheels" - Video
  • Rail & Ties - Movie Trailer
  • Incubus Alive at Red Rocks - Blu-Ray Movie Trailer
  • Underworld - Blu-Ray Movie Trailer
  • Eye of Judgment - Wallpapers

Although I'm personally not too excited at Juiced 2, I'm sure a lot of you will enjoy the demo.

Since I gave yesterday's EU store a grade, let's do it again: I give the US update a B (going in the right direction).

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Thursday, 20 September 2007

TGS 2007; Dual Shock 3 confirmed

As we reported yesterday after IGN's reporters got a 'bit of a shock' whilst playing Burnout Paradise, Kaz Hirai has confirmed the release of the Dual Shock 3.

Personally, I preferred the name 'SixShock', but there you go.

The new controller comes out in Japan in November but, as usual, we have to wait for it over here in the UK as it won't arrive until Spring 2008.

At least we now know it's coming, right? We should be happy about that... I suppose...

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Wednesday, 19 September 2007

TGS 2007 begins; let's get ready to rumble!

The Tokyo Game Show is in full swing right now, and we're expecting a lot of wonderful PS3 news and announcement over the next few days.

So it was fun to hear that when playing the latest build of Burnout Paradise, IGN felt something vibrating in their hands (ooh err missus).

Whilst the controller they were using looked just like a standard SixAxis (although reportedly somewhat heavier), it had a sticker stating 'rumble' on it and seemed to be a prototype for the much reported SixShock/RumbleAxis/DualShock3/Whatever PS3 controller.

Does this mean we expect to get an official announcement regarding the new controller at TGS 07? You bet we do! We're waiting with baited breath, Mr. Hirai.

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Wednesday, 1 August 2007

6 minutes of Burnout Paradise action

Our man in Germany sent us this video from GamePro. They managed to record 6 minutes of gameplay from Burnout Paradise whilst at E3.

Not much to be said except 'enjoy'!

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