We're getting to the point where we can only imagine Sony has something brewing
That's what we'd like to believe. Because the amount of maintenance the PlayStation Network's getting lately has been pretty bizarre. It's not like this is a common thing. We remember in the 'olden' days, the PSN would get scheduled maintenance once a month at most...
Dark Souls topped the Japanese sales charts this week, shifting a monstrous 279,567 copies
We're starting to wonder if Sony regrets not pushing Demon's Souls harder worldwide now, with success pretty much guaranteed in the West too. Sony's ICO & Shadow Of The Colossus Collection had a similarly strong opening, scooping up the second, 14th and 20th spots. EA's Shadows Of The Damned wasn't so..
We've no interest in the game that finished first on this week's UK sales charts, so let's jump straight into what came second: F1 2011
That was followed by Techland's Dead Island, which continued to hold onto its place in the top ten despite taking a bit of a critical beating. (We concluded that the game was fun, but far too buggy to fully recommend.) Resistance 3 finished up in eighth, while the..
Ad-hoc multiplayer confirmed
We already new that PS Vita will be able to download and play PSP games, but how the multiplayer aspect would translate was still unclear. Now Sony says that certain PSP games that support ad-hoc multiplayer (play between two local, wirelessly connected systems) will carry that multiplayer functionality to PS Vita. This...
Ever dreamed of commanding a fleet of intergalactic space-crafts and conquering the Universe one planet at a time? That dream's about to become a reality, when Beatshapers' Galcon Labs launches on the PlayStation Store from September 27th in North America and September 28th in Europe
The arcade-strategy title — originally released on iOS platforms...
Laughing Jackal's cut the price of a variety of its PlayStation Network titles
The excellent Cubixx HD can now be purchased for an irresistable £4.99, while a variety of its Minis — including Stellar Attack, Ace Armstrong vs The Alien Scumbags and Duael Invaders — are down to £0.99. Good times. Pick up the reduced titles from the Special...
Let's not panic
At the time of writing the PlayStation Network is offline. Sony's revealed that it doesn't have any maintenance planned, and is working hard to resolve the issue. Apparently the outage is not affecting everyone, with some users able to log-in and even access the PlayStation Store. We're hoping that by the time you read this,...
Warner Bros has attached a November 18th release date to LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
The game will launch on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable, with a PlayStation Vita version supposedly in the works. Years 5-7 will cover the final three books in the Harry Potter series: Order Of The Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince and, of course, the Deathly Hallows.
After a successful trial period, GAME has announced that its to stock PlayStation Network content in stores across the UK
GameStation stores will also join the initiative. The retailer has more than 40 products available, spanning PlayStation Plus subscriptions to DLC and full-game downloads. Redeemable codes are printed on receipts upon purchase.
The PlayStation Vita will be able to communicate with the PSP in Ad-Hoc mode, a compatibility report released by Sony has confirmed
That means those with Monster Hunter Portable 3rd installed on their PlayStation Vita will have no issues setting up a game with vanilla PSP owners and vice versa. The feature's also a positive for the newly announced Lord Of Apocalypse, which is set to release on both..
Sony's scheduled a period of maintenance for a number of its first-party PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable tiltes this weekend
The maintenance will see a dozen titles go offline for a few hours from 5AM through to mid-day UK time on Sunday 25th. PlayStation Home will also be affected. Hit the jump for the full run-down of titles undergoing maintenance. Buzz! PS3 Combat Ops PSP EyePet..
Sony Worldwide Studios president, Shuhei Yoshida, has confirmed that the platform holder is aiming to make a "high" number of PlayStation Portable games compatible with the PlayStation Vita
The executive stressed that the company can't yet "confirm 100 percent compatibility" as the system is still undergoing testing. That said, those titles that do work will benefit from the advanced..
Konami's closed out the Tokyo Game Show with the announcement of a new Suikoden title for the PlayStation Portable
Named Genso Suikoden: Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki, the game's yet to be fleshed out with too many details but there is at least a trailer after the jump. Release date and pricing are still to be announced. Catch the trailer after the jump.
Yakuza: Black Panther 2 for PSP is getting its playable debut at the Tokyo Game Show this week
And to celebrate SEGA's released a full four minute trailer for the part-adventure-part-brawler action title. Catch the new footage after the jump.
Tokyo Game Show might be all about PlayStation Vita this year, but there's still a little room for Final Fantasy Type-0 -- Square Enix's PlayStation Portable swan-song
Catch the trailer after the jump.
Mediatonic -- the developer of some of the best PlayStation Minis to date -- has announced it's making a long awaited return to the platform with 1,000 Tiny Claws
The Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess and Who's That Flying?! developer has a fantastic pedigree, and it sounds like 1,000 Tiny Claws is going to maintain the studio's comittment to...
The Tokyo Game Show is go, with Sony already holding its big coming out party
The general consensus from the video game community was one of disappointment — while Sony's been announcing PlayStation Vita titles left right and centre for the past couple of months, the lack of any real megatons was a real blow. Many were expecting Monster Hunter,...
With that gaping Monster Hunter shaped hole still stinging in the PlayStation Vita's line-up, God Eater 2's announcement isn't quite the consolation we'd all hoped for
The title's been confirmed for PlayStation Portable, and is set to take place three years after the events in the original game. There'll be new weapons, new creatures and more. But it's not on Vita. Why isn't it on Vita?
The God Of War Collection Volume II (or God Of War: Origins Collection if you're in North America) launches this week, and in order to celebrate Sony's released a brand new trailer for the latest collection of bloody brawlers
The latest God Of War collection compiles Ready At Dawn's PSP series outings, with both Chains Of Olympus and Ghost Of Sparta included. Catch the launch trailer after the..
It's finally that time of the year where developers and publishers alike start to release new video games
This week's UK sales chart is evidence of that alone. It's dominated by the release of brand new titles with Dead Island, Wahammer 40K: Space Marine and Resistance 3 all taking spots in the top five. They're joined by relatively new releases in Driver: San Francisco and Deus Ex: Human..
Final Fantasy Type-0 will finally get its Japanese release on October 27th, and in order to celebrate Square Enix has revealed the game's breath-taking collector's edition
The pack includes a rather unexciting book of post-cards and three-disc soundtrack, but it looks absolutely lovely regardless. The set will run fans ¥12,760 exclusively from the Square Enix e-Store. There's more pictures to ogle..
Being a Japanese focused PlayStation Portable game, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker's co-operative mode was all about social multiplayer
But the game's conversion to PlayStation 3 — via the upcoming Metal Gear Solid HD Collection — will side-step the need to get up close and personal, re-routing the game's co-operative multiplayer through the PSN. Kojima confirmed the news earlier in the week,..
While much of the Internet sat bemused at the announcement of a new PSP for Europe during this year's GamesCom, we were fairly calm about it
While the announcement of the device certainly took us by surprise, we also felt like it made a lot of sense. Sony's PSP strategy has shifted in recent years, with the platform holder targeting younger users. SCEE's new gaffer Jim Ryan confirmed the philosophy..
XSEED has confirmed that Corpse Party is headed to the North American PlayStation Network
The unusual PSP adventure title — derived from an amateur project — boasts hand-drawn 2D sprite art, and depicts the tale of a group of high-school students trapped in a haunted elementary school. The school plays host to the souls of children who have...
SEGA's announced Valkyria Chronicles 3: Extra Edition, an updated version of the third PSP-exclusive entry in the strategy franchise
The package comes with the original game and a bunch of new missions and DLC packs pre-included. In short: if you haven't played the game, you might want this. The game's currently set for a Japanese release on November 23rd. No Western release is planned.
There was a time during the PlayStation Network outage when things seemed very bleak for Sony
But apparently we were worrying about nothing, as the company's announced that the PSN has picked up more than three million new users since the system's outage. According to CNET, Sony gaffer Howard Stringer made the announcement during the company's IFA...
Not content with the decent Fighting Fantasy: Talisman Of Death, Laughing Jackal has announced another PlayStation Minis conversion in the Fighting Fantasy series
Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock Of Firetop Mountain was the first book in the Fighting Fantasy series, introducing millions of readers to the world of Titan. Laughing Jackal's also listened...
SEGA's bridged the gaps between the original Yakuza: Black Panther and its recently announced sequel with a brand new cinematic trailer
The footage adopts Black Panther's unique visual style, and while it is light on gameplay, should be enough to get you pumped for the upcoming sequel. Hit the jump to see the footage in full.
A couple of weeks before GamesCom, everyone was worried that the PlayStation Vita was going to get very weak software support
Sure Sony's first-party stuff looked great, but where were the third-party games? But since then there's been a tirade of announcements. Starting with Ubisoft's launch window offering, through to the more recent Persona 4: The Golden — at the moment it's surprising to see..
Our first glimpse of Kurohyou 2 Ryu ga Gotoku (or Yakuza: Black Panther 2) is a familiar affair, as it looks almost identical to the original Black Panther
That title sucked a lot of life out of our PSP so we're naturally excited about the sequel. But without the promise of a localisation, we'll try to keep our anticipating in check. Andriasang's got more shots through here.
Japan loves Monster Hunter
Loves it. Thus it's no surprise to see such a simple up-port as Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD scoop up close-to 300,000 sales in its first week at retail in Japan. The monster numbers — as reported by Media Create via Andriasang — was enough to put the game top of a PlayStation dominated software chart, in which several PSP and PS3 titles debuted at the top. The..
As promised yesterday, Yakuza series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi has held a press conference in Tokyo, confirming the development of Yakuza 5 and a sequel to the PSP's spin-off series, Black Panther
Excuse us for a moment while we climb onto our house's roof, strip down to our underwear and perform a jig to the chant, "More Yakuza, oh yeah, oh yeah." Ahem. Toshihiro Nagoshi announced that..
PlayStation Plus subscribers will a little extra time and a lot of extra love can access the God of War: Origins Collection demo as early as today
Ready at Dawn's graphical update collection, known as the God of War Collection Volume II in Europe, is a PSN and PS3-ready repackaging of PSP titles God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta. The demo hits the PSN today for Plus..
EA Sports (and PlayStation) aired the first FIFA 12 commercial over weekend
The spot popped up during Manchester United's demolition job against Arsenal. It's after the jump for your viewing pleasure. The commercial itself focuses on the love of football. It gets the message across. Expect the game to do absolute gangbusters when it launches next month on PS3 and PSP.
Stay tuned for some Valkyria Chronicles news, is the message on the game's official blog
Outside of promising information prior to next month's Tokyo Game Show, the blog post itself was alarmingly scarce. One should probably expect a new announcement in the series — is it too early to say "PlayStation Vita"? [Thanks Andriasang]
As promised, Ghostlight has confirmed the contents of its collector's edition for the European release of The Legends Of Heroes: Trails In The Sky
The premium package includes a copy of the game on UMD, five art-cards, a soundtrack CD with 33 tracks from the game, and a collector's edition box. Those ordering the game directly from Ghostlight's store will also receive an A1 poster. Ghostlight's yet..
Let's play a little game: the Tokyo Game Show is coming
Atlus is teasing a Persona announcement. Said Persona announcement adopts the style of Persona 4. Atlus previously released all three of its Persona titles on PSP. We'll leave you to do the maths. We suppose the big discussion here is not what Atlus is about to announce — Persona 4 Portable seems obvious, right? — but which platform it..
Konami's bringing a strong line-up of PlayStation Vita titles to this year's Tokyo Game Show
According to Andriasang, the publisher has four titles to showcase at the Japanese convention: Asphalt Injection, AR Combat Digi Q, New Little King's Story and Mahjong Fight Club (yay!). In addition to the four PlayStation Vita titles, Konami also has a variety of PSP and PS3 titles to demonstrate at the..
News of the PlayStation 3's lowered price-point saw the system receive a 50 percent sales boost in Japan last week
According to Media Create statistics , Sony's home system sold 29,666 units compared to 20,239 units the week prior. The boost will probably continue into next week as awareness of the altered price-point spreads. In spite of the boost, the PS3 was unable to claw outside of..
Grip Games has announced that it's bringing FlukeDuke's frustratingly addictive The Impossible Game to PlayStation Minis next month
Due to launch on September 6th in North America and September 7th in Europe, the devilish platforming title will include all of the content from the previous releases of the game in addition to one new exclusive level...
Konami's got two demos of Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 scheduled for release
The first will launch on Wednesday, and is based on a preview build of the game featuring six teams: Manchester United, AC Milan, FC Porto, Napoli, Santos and Peñarol. The demo will include ten minute matches and a challenge training mode. But because the first demo will not be representative of the final product, Konami is..
In a rare twist of fate, it's been North American PlayStation Network users that have been forced to wait for a hotly anticipated PSone Classic
Parasite Eve II launched in Europe and Japan earlier in the year, but not in North America. This week, however, things will be rectified, as the PlayStation Blog has announced that Square Enix's action-horror title will launch tomorrow on the North American..
The Zumba train continues to do what it does best in this week's British sales charts
That's right, Zumba Fitness has made it thirteen weeks at the top of the UK sales charts. We sense the game's time is up this week though, with the release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution teetering on the horizon. Elsewhere, it's pretty much as you were. Hit the jump for the full top-ten. Zumba Fitness (505..
Each year, the hardcore video game community ignites with debates over which platform holder 'won' E3
It's a topic that's been adopted by industry analysts and high-profile journalists, with fictional grades awarded to the manufacturers with the most surprises and best content. But GamesCom — now the world's largest video game event — has a very different tone to it. There's no competition, no..
Sports Interactive has said that it currently has no plans to bring Football Manager to the PlayStation Vita, despite a PSP version of the game being in development
Studio boss Miles Jacobson told Eurogamer that a decision about Sony's new platform would made after the system had launched. "At the moment, there aren't any plans for [a Vita Football Manager game]," Jacobson said..
Ghostlight's just let us know that Persona 3 Portable will be available on the PlayStation Store from September 7th
The game will be available for £23.99 during its first two weeks on sale. The price will be raised to £27.99 thereafter, so make sure you act fast if you want the game. Persona 3 Portable shot straight to the top of the PSP sales...
British developer Laughing Jackal is celebrating the release of three titles on the PlayStation Store today: Cubixx HD, Fighting Fantasy: Talisman Of Death and OMG-Z
</a>. Those of you that aren't PlayStation Plus subscribers will get the opportunity to find out exactly why we fell in love with OMG-Z!, with the chain-reaction zombie blaster...
Thus concludes another bonkers day in PlayStation land, and we're sure the announcements won't stop coming as GamesCom fever takes hold over the course of the week. Sony's GamesCom press conference was, all told, a fairly muted affair with not an enormous number of huge announcements to shout about. But despite the lack of mind-shattering megatons, the platform holder did drop a number of..
Perhaps the biggest 'WTF?' moment of Sony's GamesCom press conference this evening was the announcement of a new PlayStation Portable model for Europe
The updated hardware will launch without Wi-Fi support, but will cost a mere 99.99. The new handheld is due out this Fall, and will be marketed heavily alongside Sony's budget PSP Essentials range. SCEA's said there are no plans to launch the new..
Beatshapers has announced that it's converting iOS arcade-strategy title, Galcon Labs, to PlayStation Minis
The game — which requires players to send swarms of ships to defeat enemy planets and conquer the universe — is set to feature a brand new campaign designed with PlayStation Minis in mind, in addition to four unique game modes. Billiards...
Ready At Dawn's taken to the PlayStation Blog to discuss (and showcase) its work remastering the God Of War PSP titles for the PlayStation 3
Both God Of War: Chains Of Olympus and God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta will be playable in high-definition on the PlayStation 3 as part of next month's God Of War Origins Collection (God Of War Collection: Volume II in Europe). But getting both games running on..
Ever since we've played video games, we've struggled to get our head around the furore surrounding EA Sports' NCAA sports titles
For those that aren't American and don't understand, NCAA stands for (as we understand it at least) National Collegiate Athletic Association. These are essentially teams — in a variety of sports — made up of college students. Even more bizarre is that the top selling..
Laughing Jackal's put an August 17th European release date on its PlayStation Minis conversion of gamebook, Fighting Fantasy: Talisman Of Death
North Americans will have to wait a little longer, until August 23rd. The game's due to retail for £3.49 / $4.99. In celebration of the release, Laughing Jackal's preparing some Fighting Fantasy themed...
If you're still in the market for a PlayStation Portable (and we're not sure how many of you that is) -- Sony's got your back
It's announced a brand-new bundle on the PlayStation Blog, featuring copies of Madden NFL 12 and Need For Speed: Shift, in addition to a 2GB memory stick. For the $159.99 asking-price, it's a decent bundle — especially if you're looking to catch up on PSP content now the..
Sony's pledged to replace the PlayStation Portable stolen from an injured man during this week's riots across England
Footage — which has since gone viral — showed an injured young man being helped to his feet by thugs, before having his possessions ruthlessly removed from his rucksack. The man — who's since been identified as Ashraf Haziq, a twenty year-old student from Malaysia — lost his..
Just heads up: Sony's announced that the PlayStation Network will be going through another bout of scheduled maintenance from 16:05PM BST tomorrow (Thursday 11th) through to 02:00AM BST (Friday 12th)
During which time you'll be unable to access the PlayStation Store and Account Management. You'll still be able to play online if you sign into the...
After last week's announcement, Sanuk Games has revealed that Hysteria Project 2 will launch on the European PlayStation Store this afternoon as part of today's scheduled update
The FMV-driven choose your-own-adventure sequel promises trickier puzzles and plenty more gruesome death sequences. While we found the original Hysteria Project heavily...
Not content with showing off the openings of Sony's Team ICO Collection, IGN's also got the first six minutes of God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta running on PlayStation 3
The PSP remaster is part of Sony's upcoming God Of War Origins Collection (known as God Of War Collection Volume 2 in Europe) and includes updated versions of prequels God Of War: Chains Of Olympus and God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta. We..
Ghostlight's announced that its bringing the PlayStation Portable version of Persona 2: Innocent Sin to Europe later in the year
The company wouldn't give an exact date, but did confirm a collector's edition would be made available to accompany the game. Persona 2 PSP was released in Japan earlier in the year, with the US version due for release next month. There's more about the announcement on..
Square Enix's resident apologist, Tetsuya Nomura, has told Dengeki PlayStation magazine that Final Fantasy Versus XIII will not make an appearance at next month's Tokyo Game Show
According to Andriasang, Square Enix has set a date for Final Fantasy Versus XIII's next showing, but it won't be at TGS. In other news, Square Enix confirmed that Final Fantasy Type-0 will be playable at the event,..
Yes, Zumba Fitness is still number one
No, no new games have been released. Sunglasses. Deal with it. Zumba Fitness (505 Games) DiRT 3 (Codemasters) Cars 2 (Disney Interactive) Just Dance 2: Extra Songs (Ubisoft) LEGO: Pirates Of The Caribbean (Disney Interactive) FIFA 11 (EA Games) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two (EA Games) LEGO: Harry Potter - Years 1-4 (Warner Bros) L.A. Noire..
Earlier in the month Square Enix said it was planning a January release for Final Fantasy XIII-2 in the US
It's now revealed its plans for Europe, confirming a more ambiguous "early 2012" launch window. The date discrepancy suggests Europeans might have to wait for Square Enix's promising follow-up, but we imagine it just indicates that specific dates are yet to be confirmed. The game's..
Regular readers will know that we adore arcade racing games
Unfortunately, there's a real lack of these types of games on PSP. Yes, there's SEGA Rally and Split/Second, but they don't really work as well as on their PlayStation 3 counterparts. Perhaps then, top-down racing is the best way to ensure an accessible arcade driving experience on PSP...
The original Hysteria Project was a flawed product, but there was merit in its ideas
So we're excited to see if its sequel can fair any better. For those that don't know, Hysteria Project is essentially an FMV horror game where you need to make choices and react to the environment in order to stay alive. Definitely a cool concept. Hysteria Project...
Visit the European PlayStation Blog at any point in the week and you'll no doubt spot a large number of people moaning in the comments
Often these complaints stem from the lack of quality PSone re-releases on the PlayStation Store. SCEE's been pretty open about the challenges of bringing some of this content over in recent months, and so today its...
Sony's released its sales results for the quarter ending June 30th, showing the biggest sign of a PlayStation 3 price-drop yet
While Sony's estimates for the fiscal year stuck at 15 million units, hardware was actually down for the first quarter by 600,000 units. To us, this says price-drop. Officially, Sony sold 1.8 million PlayStation 3's last...
Look, we don't want to frighten you ok? We're just reporting the news
And this seems kind of relevant, seeing as Sony actively patented the monstrosity being projected onto the back of your eyeballs above. What you're actually seeing is a patent filed by Sony. The patent is for an interactive doll, that has various features such as articulated limbs and pressure sensors. The idea is that the doll..
It's the summer -- the time of the year when you can pretty much guarantee a success just by putting out a game
The drought is really starting to hit hard, so it's no surprise to see Ubisoft and Techland's distinctly average Call Of Juarez: The Cartel debut in second on this week's UK sales charts. Honestly, as far as summer games go — The Cartel is a fine pick. The game might not be gunning for..
After over three years of development (
!!), Square Enix is readying Final Fantasy Type-0 for release in Japan. The ambitious PlayStation Portable RPG — which spans two UMD discs — will release on October 13th in the region, according to information published by Andriasang. There's a celebratory trailer, and seven minutes of gameplay footage after the jump. To be honest, the game actually looks..
Ghostlight's announced that it's bringing Nihon Falcom's PSP RPG Legend Of Heroes: Trails In The Sky to Europe
The game — which released in the US last year courtesy of XSEED — is recommended for its excellent story-telling, visuals and battle system. No release date has been confirmed yet, but Ghostlight has stated it will be putting together a bumper Collector's Edition to satisfy fans..
At this point we're questioning whether Zumba Fitness is a good product or not
Five weeks at the top of the UK sales charts must count for something, right? Apparently not — our friends at MoveModo awarded the game a 3/10 earlier in the year. Urgh. Let's just move on already. Transformers: Dark Of The Moon managed to climb into the second-spot on the back of the movie. Harry Potter and the..
Oh my god, zombies are coming
The undead will shuffle their way into North America on August 2nd with the release of Laughing Jackal's latest PlayStation Mini OMG-Z. Europeans will get an extra day to prepare for the onslaught, with the "gore-splattered chain-reaction shooter" set to launch on August 3rd across the Atlantic. The game will...
PlayStation Portable exclusive Final Fantasy Type-0 is nearly finished, Square Enix has revealed
Director Hajime Tabata said on the game's development blog that the final tasks involved tuning and debugging the game. Final Fantasy Type-0 has been in development for a whopping three-and-a-half years. But Tabata defended the game's development, stating that about a year of the team's time was taken..
Turns out Patrick Seybold was very crafty with his wording of inFamous 2's sales success
While Sucker Punch's super-hero adventure might have been the top selling single SKU in June, it did not manage to outsell its multiplatform rivals L.A. Noire and Duke Nukem Forever. But that's ok, we'll forgive it that. Finishing up in third on the multiplatform sales chart is a very good result for inFamous..
Zumba Fitness is still top of the UK sales charts this week, beating out Codemasters' DiRT 3 and Activision's Transformers: Dark Of The Moon to take the top spot again. The top ten was familiar territory this month, with Top Spin 4 and Virtua Tennis 4 both taking up slots in the aftermath of Wimbledon, and favourites such as L.A. Noire, Brink and LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean filling up the..
Sony's confirmed that the Digital Comics store for PSP will no longer be updated
In a final update post on the PlayStation Blog, community moderator Yaster revealed that the "Digital Comics team are now working on bringing the comic service to other Sony devices". We hear Sony's got a new handheld console and a couple of tablet computers hitting the market within the next 12 months... The..
Final Fantasy Type-0 is about 80-percent finished according to Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura, but the game's still unlikely to meet its Summer release window
The game's now due to release in the Autumn, as the developer apologised for the delay. According to Nomura, the PlayStation Network outage is responsible for the delay. Nice to have a scape-goat isn't it? Apparently the game will boast over..
Sony has extended its Welcome Back package after a barrage of complaints from people seemingly incapable of utitlising 30 full days to download their "compensation" for the recent PSN outage
The offer — which was pulled at Midnight on July 3rd — will now run until 09:00AM PST (17:00PM BST) on Tuesday July 5th. If you were one of those people...
WayForward has officially announced Mighty Flip Champs
DX</a> for PlayStation Minis this week. The former DSiWare favourite will release on the PlayStation Network on July 12th. The game adapts to the PSP's single wide-screen by showcasing the "flip" based puzzle gameplay side-to-side. Check out the screenshot above for a better idea...
If you're a fan of augmented reality products, then you'll be delighted to learn that the developer of the Invizimals series on PSP, and Reality Fighters for PSVita, is sticking with Sony platforms for the foreseeable future
The Spanish based Novarama announced a new deal this week that will see more of the company's portfolio released exclusively on Sony platforms in the future. "For a studio..
The UK sales charts are a depressing sight this week
Even though we're a PlayStation website, we can acknowledge the misery of 505 Games' long-in-the-tooth Zumba Fitness outselling Nintendo's newly released Ocarina Of Time remake. Sick. It wasn't a good week in general for gamer's games, with Ubisoft's Child Of Eden failing to break the top twenty-five either. Maybe if Q would have put the game out..
Ninjamurai is yet another showcase of Open Emotion's gothic visual style, and a gratifying platformer to boot
We've teamed up with the Irish studio to give away ten copies of the slick new PlayStation Mini, and all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning the game is fill in a simple form. In our review of Ninjamurai, we described the game as a "brutal but trance-inducing..
We've killed them a trillion times in a billion different ways, but we're still not tired of the thrill. Neither is British indie studio Laughing Jackal, who has just announced OMG-Z for PlayStation Minis. We're assuming that name's hipster-talk for "Oh My God, Zombies!" or something. Could a reader under the age of 14 please let us know. Set in The City Of Redfield (someone's..
Later this year Sony will launch its PSP Remasters Series for PlayStation 3
The initiative will bring upgraded versions of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd and both handheld God Of War titles to Sony's home-system. With two top-tier PSP titles already pledged to get the remasters treatment, many have been wondering which games will follow their lead. Square Enix's Final Fantasy Dissidia series seems..
A. Noire</a> managed to top the sales charts in North America last month, despite video game spending being down 13% year-over-year. New entries Brink and LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean rounded out the top-three. Unfortunately revenue for the industry as a whole dropped from $829.4 million to $718.8 million, though hardware was only down by 5%. Sony's PlayStation 3 managed to sell a..
Despite a number of seriously scathing reviews over the weekend, Duke Nukem Forever has knocked L
A. Noire</a> off its perch at the top of the UK sales charts, scoring a number one finish for the long-in-development FPS. L.A. Noire finished up in second, while Sucker Punch's new superhero escapade finished up just behind Zumba Fitness in fourth. The game probably deserved to do better than..
Did you hear? E3 is over
That means we're left processing all the left-overs. Like this exciting tid-bit: Square Enix has updated Final Fantasy Type-0's official website. The page includes renders from the upcoming PSP title's roster. There are even some wallpapers for you to download. Woah! Check it all out through here.
Sony announced God Of War Origins during its PlayStation 3 E3 press conference last night
The PlayStation 3 compilation will include HD remakes of Ready At Dawn's two God Of War prequels: Chains Of Olympus and Ghost Of Sparta. Check out the first trailer after the jump.
Just a heads-up: remember to follow us on Twitter for our moment-to-moment reaction of everything announced during Sony's press conference
The show is set to start shortly, and you can catch a live-stream of the entire event through here. We're as much a part of the PlayStation community as you guys, so we want to be there with you for every shock,...
Before you take a cartwheel into the road outside your house, let's make one point absolutely clear: Sony Santa Monica works as a micro-publisher within SCEA
It supports smaller developers getting to grips with the PlayStation hardware, and has an input in second-party development. In short: while Sony Santa Monica might have eight games at E3, not all of them will be developed by the God Of War..
If there's anything to dread at Sony's press conference this evening, it's going to be the NGP's price point
There's a definite sense that the company can't win no matter how they tackle the pricing situation. If Sony don't announce a price then people will assume the new handheld really expensive. But if the company announce a price now and don't release the device until later in the year, then..
Take a look at this Daily Mail: video games can do positive things
The British Red Cross has this morning thanked PlayStation users for its "amazing contribution" to the Japanese quake relief appeal, which raised a total of £466,465.60. That's an incredible tally, so give yourselves a pat on the back. In a statement published on the
A. Noire</a> has held onto its spot aloft the UK sales charts, in a week where very little has changed in the top ten. LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean and DiRT 3 swapped places from last week, finishing second and third respectively. Elsewhere, it's your usual selection of casual and pseudo-casual experiences. Knock yourself out. L.A. Noire (Rockstar Games) LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean..
SCEE's registered two new trademarks for PSVita and PlayStation Vita in Europe, adding weight to the rumours suggesting the former codename will be the NGP's final name
The trademarks were spotted on GAF, and were registered on Friday to the Trademarks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union. There's really no point debating it anymore: Vita is almost certainly going to be NGP's final..
It still doesn't feel like E3 is happening
Not properly. Tomorrow (June 6th) is arguably the biggest day in the PlayStation calendar, with Sony and others preparing to showcase their entire video game lineup for the coming year. Expects twists, turns, surprises and betrayals; it just wouldn't be E3 without them. EA's set to get the party started at...
Smoothing and dual analog supported
The NGP may not be able to play the soon-to-be-defunct UMDs powering the physical media of the PSP, but it will be able to play all the PSP games currently available for download on the PSN. Also, players will not be locked into the original control scheme of their title of choice, as the games will be able to...
Sony's just announced that its PlayStation Network "Welcome Back" compensation package has gone live in Europe and North America
The package allows PlayStation Network subscribers to claim two free PlayStation 3 and two free PlayStation Portable titles from a selection of five. The "Welcome Back" package is part of Sony's goodwill gesture...
No-one in their right mind should get excited over a pool game
Considering the NGP's stunning line-up, Hustle Kings should be the game that gets easily overlooked. But with the promise of a new interface and intriguing new multiplayer options, Hustle Kings is an important component of the NGP's line-up in spite of its dry subject matter. Touch...
One of the arguments lofted against the NGP by critics is that the system's bigger and better graphics will likely result in higher development costs for publishers
While this criticism ignores the NGP's ability to run smaller games (PlayStation Suite, Minis, etc), Sony's Worldwide Studios Europe president, Michael Denny, believes development costs are likely to be closer to PSP than PS3 in general..
Sony's Shuhei Yoshida is one of the best assets the company has right now
The head of Worldwide Studios development is not only responsible for the platform holder's phenomenal game line-up, but also has an input in the direction of the NGP. That direction is not designed to compete with smartphones according to Shuhei. Why? Because Sony can't compete in that space. Chatting with EDGE, Shuhei spoke..
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