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News: It's Rising Star Games' 10th Birthday, Which Means Massive Discounts in Europe

It's Rising Star Games' 10th Birthday, Which Means Massive Discounts in Europe

Deadly Premonition, King of Fighters, and loads of RPGs

Rising Star Games may not be the biggest and most well known studio outside of its loyal fanbase, but it may well be worth checking out its catalogue of PlayStation 3 and Vita games on the European PlayStation Store starting today. The company's sharing the joy of its 10th birthday with a...

News: PS4 Strategy Title Natural Doctrine's Release Date Gets Tactically Pushed Back

PS4 Strategy Title Natural Doctrine's Release Date Gets Tactically Pushed Back

Too close for comfort

If you're a fan of niche Japanese titles, you've more than likely looked at the release line up this month and cried into you wallet. To help alleviate your pain, strategy RPG Natural Doctrine, which is being released for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita, has had its release date bumped back to give it...

Store Update: 2nd September 2014 (North America)

2nd September 2014 (North America)

Can you handle the Velocity

It's another relatively big week on the North American PlayStation Store as your free PlayStation Plus games sail into view. You can now get your hands on the excellent Velocity 2X, as well as a slew of other pretty notable downloads. On top of that, Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate carves its way onto all of Sony's platforms...

News: Destiny's Planet View Website is Pretty Darn Cool

Destiny's Planet View Website is Pretty Darn Cool

Explore the game's galaxy on your PC

Destiny is out next week as we begin racing into September. The incredibly hyped sci-fi shooter enjoyed an amazing alpha and a brilliant beta, and now it's got, er, planet view. Surprisingly, this Google Maps powered site provides an intriguing and downright enjoyable look at the game's locations. All you have...

News: Chances Are That You Haven't Found Guacamelee!'s Biggest Secret Yet

Chances Are That You Haven't Found Guacamelee!'s Biggest Secret Yet

But what could it be?

We absolutely loved Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition despite the fact that typing out its full title is an absolute pain in the bum. With slick platforming, satisfying combat, and a vibrant world, DrinkBox Studios' spicy adventure was great from start to finish, but what if we told you that your impressive 100%...

News: Dead Or Alive 5: Last Round Punches West in Spring 2015, All PS3 DLC Can Be Transferred

Dead Or Alive 5: Last Round Punches West in Spring 2015, All PS3 DLC Can Be Transferred

Continue?

Publisher Koei Tecmo confirmed this morning that Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will be getting a Western release next year. The fighter features all previous DLC characters, and a slew of over 300 costumes to dress up your favourite marital artists with. The company also reckons that this is definitely the last Dead or Alive 5 game,...

News: Vita's Next Firmware Update Will Let You Watch PS4 Livestreams

Vita's Next Firmware Update Will Let You Watch PS4 Livestreams

Snug fit

The PS Vita's upcoming firmware update looks like it's going to be quite a substantial one. Yesterday, Sony announced that themes were coming to the handheld that would allow you to customise your backgrounds and icons, but according to the official PlayStation Blog, there's more to the next update than just that. Indeed, it looks like the...

News: Pre-Ordered Destiny and CoD: Advanced Warfare? Congrats, You get an Armour Shader

Pre-Ordered Destiny and CoD: Advanced Warfare? Congrats, You get an Armour Shader

Bet you're over the moon

We've all sat and watched as pre-order bonuses have gotten crazier over time, as near pointless trinkets are offered up as a way to entice us into hitting that big colourful 'add to basket' button. But what happens when you pre-order not one, but two different games before a set date? Well, mega publisher Activision has the...

News: Sony Attempts to Lure The Female Market with a Light Pink PS Vita

Sony Attempts to Lure The Female Market with a Light Pink PS Vita

Here come the girls

While a splurge of new PlayStation Vita titles were announced at the pre-Tokyo Game Show conference, it's clear Sony has at least one of its eyes set on luring the female demographic to make the upgrade from the now defunct PSP. To help with this feat, it's announced the upcoming release of a special light pink and white Vita —...

Poll: What Did You Think of Sony's Pre-Tokyo Game Show Conference?

What Did You Think of Sony's Pre-Tokyo Game Show Conference?

Rate all those lovely games

Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference has come and gone, and although we hauled ourselves out of bed rather early in the morning, we're finding it hard to say that it wasn't worth it. After today's showing, we're becoming convinced that Sony has finally nailed the pacing of its pressers. The games just kept coming,...

News: A Brand New Entry in the Beloved Ys Series is Coming to PS4 and Vita in 2015

A Brand New Entry in the Beloved Ys Series is Coming to PS4 and Vita in 2015

Oh Ysssssss!

Ys is a funny old series. The most recent one to come out in the west was Memories of Celceta on Vita, to which we gave a very positive review, but there have been plenty of entries which missed Europe entirely. And while it remains a hopelessly niche property over here in the west, in Japan it's a major franchise. Running since 1987,...

News: Splat Giant Bugs on PS4 With Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair

Splat Giant Bugs on PS4 With Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair

Get off my planet

Earth Defense Force is one of the those franchises that clicks because of its simplistic, focused nature. Our planet is in danger, we grab guns, we shoot absolutely everything within a five mile radius, and we get a bigger gun as a reward for our services. It knows that it's a daft game, and it doesn't strive for anything other...

News: Study With a Virtual Reality Schoolgirl on PS4, Thanks to Tekken Team and Project Morpheus

Study With a Virtual Reality Schoolgirl on PS4, Thanks to Tekken Team and Project Morpheus

Oh, Harada...

Project Morpheus is exciting tech for PlayStation 4. The potential, the possibilities — its only limit is the imagination of the developers working with it. And, well, if you're Katsuhiro Harada, head of the Tekken development team, then a virtual reality headset brings only one thing to mind: a schoolgirl. That's right, Summer...

News: Control The Tides of Battle With Bladestorm: The Hundred Year War & Nightmare on PS4

Control The Tides of Battle With Bladestorm: The Hundred Year War & Nightmare on PS4

You and what army

We've heard fans voice their complaints on the forums that there aren't enough real time strategy games on the PlayStation 4, and it seems Koei Tecmo was thinking the same thing with the announcement of Bladestorm: The Hundred Year War and Nightmare. Coming before the end of 2014 in Japan, it's the sequel to the franchise that...

News: Get Your First Look at Dead of Alive 5: Last Round on PS4 Right Here, Right Now

Get Your First Look at Dead of Alive 5: Last Round on PS4 Right Here, Right Now

Let's rock

It was only yesterday we reported that Dead or Alive 5: Last Round was making the jump to Sony's next-gen console, and now we've got the official trailer to prove it. Admittedly, it's only a short video, but if you're interested, chances are that you've already played one of the game's many incarnations on the PlayStation 3. Even so,...

News: A Brand New Everybody's Golf Title Will Be Teeing Up on PS4

A Brand New Everybody's Golf Title Will Be Teeing Up on PS4

PlayStation fore

During its pre-TGS conference this morning, Sony announced that it will be bringing a new Everybody's Golf game to the PlayStation 4. The long-running franchise - known as Hot Shots Golf in North America - is renowned for its lighthearted take on the traditionally serious sport. Speaking during the presser, affable executive Shuhei...

News: Themes Aren't Just Coming to PS4, They're Coming to Vita, Too

Themes Aren't Just Coming to PS4, They're Coming to Vita, Too

Not bad

There's no doubt that the PlayStation 4 is in desperate need of some customisation options, but the PS Vita, meanwhile, is actually doing okay in that regard. The system allows you to group and move content around via its touchscreen, and you're able to set any photo that you have saved on the console as a background. Nevertheless, Sony's...

News: Get Your Hands Dirty With Yakuza Zero's PS4 Gameplay Trailer

Get Your Hands Dirty With Yakuza Zero's PS4 Gameplay Trailer

Blast from the past

Sega was ready to tease us with more than just pictures of Yakuza Zero during Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show conference earlier today. Coming to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 during Spring 2015 in Japan, the title's set prior to the events of the first game. Staring a fresh faced Kazuma Kiryu who's working his way up the...