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Rumour: Sony Stupidly Sets PSN Maintenance for Easter Monday

Sony Stupidly Sets PSN Maintenance for Easter Monday

Bunny boiler

There’s a long weekend on the way – but Sony seems eager to encourage you to go outside and play. Apparently, the platform holder is planning a period of PlayStation Network maintenance starting 16:00PM BST on 21st April through until 04:00AM BST on 22nd April. There’s nothing especially abnormal about that – aside from the fact...

News: Failed Kickstarter Citizens of Earth Is Destined to Save the World After All

Failed Kickstarter Citizens of Earth Is Destined to Save the World After All

We need you

Have you ever backed a Kickstarter only to have it fall short of its target goal, never to see the light of day? This was the fate that befell Citizens of Earth, an Earthbound-inspired RPG in which the vice president of the world must save the planet from destruction with the help of ordinary citizens. It seems that this game was...

News: Drinkbox: People Don't Understand the Purchasing Power of PS Vita Owners

Drinkbox: People Don't Understand the Purchasing Power of PS Vita Owners

Portable powerhouse

It’s true that the PlayStation Vita is struggling outside of Japan. In a post-smartphone world, the handheld has found it difficult to match the hardware sales expectations put upon it, and it’s become an afterthought for most major publishers as a result. Despite this, though, the system remains a haven for indie outfits...

Rumour: PS4 Firmware Update 1.70 Right Around the Corner

PS4 Firmware Update 1.70 Right Around the Corner

Plenty of next-gen news incoming

Recent complaints on public forums and social networks confirm that gamers don’t really know what they want. Sony was lambasted throughout the entire PlayStation 3 generation for releasing too many firmware updates, and so it’s clearly made a conscious effort to release fewer big patches as opposed to lots of...

News: Prove That You're King of PS4 in Killzone: Shadow Fall's New Warzone

Prove That You're King of PS4 in Killzone: Shadow Fall's New Warzone

Crowning glory

Despite the disappointing concurrent numbers, Guerrilla Games’ post-release support for Killzone: Shadow Fall’s underrated online multiplayer mode continues to be nothing short of exceptional. The Dutch developer may have donned its invisibility cloak when revealing the latest official Warzone to hit the release’s roster, but...

News: Vita Will Be Rotting Away This Week with Dead Nation

Vita Will Be Rotting Away This Week with Dead Nation

Walking with the dead

If you haven't already had your fill of the apocalyptic blast-'em-up that is Dead Nation, you'll be able to experience it on the go very soon. Originally shown at E3 2013, the zombie infested shooter is finally making its way to the PlayStation Vita this week in North America and Europe. Both the PlayStation 4 version, which...

News: Child of Light Can Be Played as Lighthearted or Hardcore JRPG, Says Lead Writer

Child of Light Can Be Played as Lighthearted or Hardcore JRPG, Says Lead Writer

Looks can be deceiving

As Child of Light's PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 release date draws ever nearer, the throwback retro-inspired JRPG continues to throw up little surprises. For example, at first glance the game's beautifully crafted hand drawn and water coloured aesthetics – powered by the UbiArt engine – lend it a look resonant of...

Review: Dead Nation (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Dead Nation (PlayStation Network - Vita)

The portable dead

Dead Nation was announced for the PlayStation Vita at E3 last year, and then was promptly forgotten about. A port for the PlayStation 4 came and went, offering the ultimate version of the zombie-filled twin stick shooter for fans who wanted better graphics and all of the DLC. Finally, almost as an afterthought, Housemarque’s...

News: Generational JRPG Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines Puts a Curse on Western Vitas

Generational JRPG Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines Puts a Curse on Western Vitas

Family affairs

As if the news that both Soul Sacrifice Delta and Freedom Wars are heading West wasn't enough, you'll also be glad to hear that the lesser known Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines will be joining them. Cursed with a maximum lifespan of two years, the JRPG sees you lead your clan on a quest to end the curse with the help of divine beings...

News: Action RPG Freedom Wars Will Be Bringing Conflict to Western Vitas

Action RPG Freedom Wars Will Be Bringing Conflict to Western Vitas

Land of the free

In a surprise triple whammy announcement that should make Western PS Vita owners jump with joy, a trio of eagerly anticipated Japanese titles have been confirmed for Western releases. Alongside blood thirsty re-release Soul Sacrifice Delta and samurai inspired JRPG Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines, post apocalyptic action RPG Freedom...

News: Soul Sacrifice Delta Will Make an Honourable Sorcerer Out of You Next Month

Soul Sacrifice Delta Will Make an Honourable Sorcerer Out of You Next Month

Fate brings us back together

The re-release of Sony’s twisted demon slayer Soul Sacrifice Delta will coerce you into some complicated decisions next month, as the platform holder has attached a Western deploy date to the overhauled adventure. North American sorcerers can look forward to turning Librom’s dark pages from 13th May, while European...

News: Avenge the Death of Your Friends in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on PS4

Avenge the Death of Your Friends in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on PS4

Nemesis System added to next-gen release

The PlayStation 4 iteration of Diablo III, the Ultimate Evil Edition, feels like it's been in the works for an eternity – as if Satan himself is forging the high-definition, next-gen aesthetics from his workshop in the smouldering bowels of Hell. While it's only been just over a year in reality, the...

Review: The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 - A Crooked Mile (PlayStation Network)

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 - A Crooked Mile (PlayStation Network)

Howl at the moon

It may have only been a couple of months, but the wait for Episode 3 in Telltale Games’ fairytale detective-‘em-up The Wolf Among Us has been agonising. The mind boggles at how the award winning studio even manages to juggle development of its various leviathan franchises at the same time, let alone make them impossible to put...