Capcom's announced Monster Hunter Diary G for the PSP
The spin-off title focuses on the franchise's cat-like creatures, the Felynes. Check out the game's debut trailer above. Aside from looking completely bonkers, it reminds us a little of Patapon.
A forum post on Gamekult has been gathering traction across the 'net this morning
The supposed post details much of Sony's E3 announcement plans, as well as some specifics beyond. The leak hints that an NGP price and release date will be announced at E3, in addition to the device's real name. Seven first-party titles are set to be announced for the device alongside the reveal. In addition, Hideo..
Responding to comments made by SCEA gaffer Jack Tretton earlier in the week, a Sony Japan representative has told the Wall Street Journal that reports suggesting the NGP could be delayed due to the recent string of Japanese disasters are "wrong"
Tretton had previously said that the events in Japan "may be the straw that says maybe we get to just one market by the end of the year,"..
Ghostlight -- the publishers of Persona 3 Portable in the UK -- are giving away a rare, factory sealed Aigis action figure on their official website
All you need to do to win the prize is tell the publisher which obscure Japanese game you'd like bringing to Europe. The benefits are two fold — a) you stand a chance of winning the uber-rare Persona 3 character statue, and; b) if the game you select..
Another day, another example of resume sleuthing
JustPushStart has picked up on the LinkedIn profile of EA software engineer, Juan José Galera Pérez, who lists FIFA 12 as a current project. Nothing surprising there, but the twist is in the platforms. Alongside PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3, Juan references "PSP2". Interestingly Juan also worked on the recently..
SCEA gaffer, Jack Tretton, has said that the recent disaster in Japan may limit the NGP's release to just one region this year
You may remember Tretton making a similar comment around the same time as the device's announcement. Back then Tretton suggested a worldwide launch would be unlikely. Now the exec seems to think that the device would be hard-pressed to get out of a single region. "It..
The PSone edition of Final Fantasy V is headed to the PlayStation Network according to a press release distributed by Square Enix this afternoon
The game originally launched on the SNES in 1992, but later got re-released on PlayStation with additional cut-scenes. The game will be in good company — Final Fantasy VII, VIII and IX are all currently...
We imagine there are plenty of chuffed faces around EA UK this morning -- no less than four of the publisher's games occupy the top ten this week
Crysis 2 is still at the number one spot, with new release Shift 2: Unleashed a few spots behind in fourth. Elsewhere for EA, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 took the sixth spot, while FIFA 11 continues to do gangbusters in eighth. Presumably the biggest story..
This week the PSP reclaimed its crown at the top of the domestic hardware sales charts in Japan, despite Nintendo's 3DS releasing just a month ago
Numbers for Nintendo's systm were also disappointing across Europe, with exact figures in North America seemingly hush-hush. It's worth stressing that the 3DS represents Nintendo's best ever launch, but...
Sony's announced that its cloud-based music service, Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity, will launch on the PlayStation Portable in the coming weeks, with an NGP version naturally set for launch thereafter
The service is already available on PlayStation 3. We will make happen. Our services need to be available on that device. Its a very...
The former Capcom cheif, Keiji Inafune, has announced that he's starting up two new companies: Intercept and Comcept
Intercept will deal with game development, while Comcept handles other areas of media such as books and video. We imagine both companies will work together on similar properties to strengthen brands across different forms of media...
It's been a while since Sony was the dominant force in the video game industry, but numbers coming out of Japan show that the platform holder is back on top in its home region as of 2010
The fiscal year — which ended, like, overnight — has concluded with PlayStation 3 on top of the Wii, and the PSP on top of the DS. Enterbrain notes that this is the first time both Sony platforms have come out..
Ghostlight's slapped a royal April 29th release date on the upcoming portable re-release of classic PS2 RPG, Persona 3
The cleverly titled Persona 3 Portable launched eons ago in North America and Japan. Ghostlight previously detailed a special collector's edition for the PSP package.
The developer behind cult PlayStation 2 title, Odin Sphere, has confirmed its next project is an RPG for the PSP called Grand Knights History
The game was revealed in Japanese magazine Famitsu, and pitched as a traditional turn-based RPG. Details are scarce, but it sounds like you'll play as one of three factions of knights in a land called Ristia. You'll need to manage your squad by tweaking stats..
Sony Ericsson's "PlayStation-certified" Android phone, the Xperia Play, seems to be everywhere we look
But behind-the-scenes, things are looking less rosy for the device which is due to launch tomorrow. The mobile manufacturers told VG247 that "freight issues" are set to impact the number of units available at launch, causing Vodafone to pull out overnight. We can confirm that the..
Insomniac Games has revealed that it would not develop any NGP titles in-house as it wants to maintain its focus on the PlayStation 3
Speaking at the developers community event in LA yesterday, community manager James Stevenson revealed that the developer would "support Sony" in developing any games for the platform, but would "probably not" develop any portable games in house..
It's been a while, friends
There's been a lot of great games, some huge announcements (good grief, the NGP!) and a lot of familiar sentiments around the online gaming community since I left you. One thing that's really been yanking on my metaphorical chain is the idea that all game franchises should be multiplatform. For me system exclusives are what define the entire ethos of a platform. Take that..
Sony's released a new trailer for Patapon 3, presumably with the purpose of reminding everyone it is still a video game with the intention of releasing soon
The game looks distinctly like more of the same, which we totally don't have a problem with. However, we can't wait to see how the series translates to the multiple input capacity of the NGP. The PSP's definitely having a solid final hurrah..
MCV's dropped the first details on F1 2011's release date, slapping a September 23rd time-frame on the hotly anticipated racing game sequel
The racer will initially launch on PlayStation 3, but an NGP version is in development too. Presumably that will follow around the system's launch date.</em>
Mediatonic's gaffers, Paul Croft and Jm Griffiths, have taken to the always-interesting Gamasutra to write a postmortem on the excellent PlayStation Mini, Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess
The duo explain that the monsters theme wasn't the game's original concept. "The Waterfall of the Dirty Gods was our original concept pitch," the...
As expected, THQ's heavily marketed first-person shooter has shot straight to the top of the UK sales charts this week
The game is THQ's first number one since UFC Undisputed 2009 released a couple of years ago. According to Eurogamer, it's also the biggest new release of the year so far. Staggering stuff. We quite liked it. You can find out more through here. The rest of the UK sales chart is..
Given the financial success of PlayStation Home, we think it would be a glaring oversight to not bring a similarly social experience to the NGP
Thankfully Sony is looking into the idea according to a report in the latest issue of Famitsu. Reporting on the upcoming major Home update, Famitsu mentions that Sony is considering some method of...
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At this point, we're wishing Dissidia duodecim FINAL FANTASY would just flippin' come out already. It's not because we can't wait to play it...
How much do you think the NGP will cost? According to a Ubisoft-sponsored survey conducted by research firm Toluna, the French publisher reckons the standard model will retail for about $250
The survey also notes that Ubisoft expects a $350 price-point for the premium, 3G-powered device. That's quite a gulf in costs, but in-line with other 3G/non-3G devices like the iPad. The survey's all..
Are you ready to make a Jill sandwich? Well, European masters of unlocking will get their chance next week, as Capcom has revealed to Eurogamer that the Director's Cut version of the original Resident Evil will be launch on the PlayStation Store next week for £7
99. The director's cut version of Resident Evil, originally released in 1997, includes...
Square Enix has revealed that it will launch the PSone classic, Parasite Eve, on the American PlayStation Store this week
The release comes ahead of the Western launch for PSP Parasite Eve spin-off, The 3rd Birthday. There's still no news of a European release for Parasite Eve nor its sequel.
Bioware's fantasy RPG, Dragon Age II, has topped the UK sales charts this week, beating out last week's winner, Pokemon
Elsewhere, it's pretty much as you were: EA's Fight Night Champion is still lingering in the top three, while Bulletstorm, Killzone 3 and Call Of Duty: Black Ops maintain their place in the top ten. Hit the jump for the full run-down. Dragon Age II (BioWare, EA) Pokemon White..
Zen United has confirmed that it's bringing Arc System Works' BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II to the PlayStation Portable in Europe later this year
The game adds a bunch of new modes and features on top of those featured in the PS3 release, including new "unlimited" fighters unlockable through the game's new shop mode. Aksys Games, the publisher responsible for North American releases of the..
Sony Ericsson's confirmed it will launch the Xperia Play in Britain before the month's out, cutting things fine with a March 31st release date
The firm told MCV that the mobile-phone-coming-handheld-games-device will launch with six titles: Crash Bandicoot, FIFA '10 [apparently not '11 - Ed], Bruce Lee Dragon Warriors, Star Battalion, Tetris, and The Sims 3. Over 50 games will be made available via..
At some point, Square Enix decided it would be funny to troll games bloggers
As if Dissidia 012 FINAL FANTASY wasn't heinous enough, the publisher's just announced a kind of premium demo for the game entitled Dissidia duodecim prologus FINAL FANTASY. The taster comes with a unique scenario featuring Lightning, as well as the ability to carry any...
A stonking rumour on trade-magazine MCV's website this morning suggests that Sony are lining up a November 11th European release date for their next hand-held, the NGP
The report clashes with statements made by SCEA boss Jack Tretton earlier in the year, who stated that a worldwide launch was very unlikely. But the site reports that deadlines on game development have been set for the end of summer,..
Sony has announced some scheduled maintenance for the PlayStation Network this evening
According to the PlayStation Blog, the service will be down from 16:05 PM GMT this evening through to 03:00 AM GMT tomorrow. You'll be unable to access the PlayStation Store nor manage your account during the downtime. If you want to play online tonight, you'll...
While the tech media continue to ensure the word-of-mouth surrounding Apple's latest device is nothing but rosy, actual game developers have been sharing their enthusiasm for Sony's new handheld the NGP
While the Internet continues to ignore the fact that there actually is a market for traditional handheld games (no matter how big or small!), Epic Games' Mark Rein has spoken out in support of..
Admittedly, the sun's been shining a little bit more here in frosty England
It still doesn't feel like spring yet, but there are tell-tale signs everywhere you look. It's about time too, the winter feels like it's been around forever. We don't know how the winter's been across the pond, but SCEA's promising to warm you up regardless. This week marks...
If you're still dizzy from Atlus' latest release, Catherine, and are in need of a handheld come-down, we can't think of better title than Persona 3 Portable
The hand-held re-release of Atlus' cult RPG is not due out in Europe until "mid-to-late April", but publisher Ghostlight's gone live with some details on the game's collector's edition to whet your appetite. The special edition..
Sony's Worldwide Studios gaffer, Shuhei Yoshida, has revealed in an interview that the company has returned to its "studio-friendly roots"
The PlayStation 3 is a notoriously complex system to develop for, but with NGP, Yoshida says that the platform holder has put developers first. Shuhei stated that external teams had "been essential" in making decisions for the tentatively titled NGP..
SCEE's gaffer, Andrew House, has told trade-magazine MCV that the company is looking for a way to sell PlayStation Network titles in retail stores
American readers will already be aware of a similar program in the US, where digital content can be bought from GameStop shops, but there's currently no such initiative in Europe. Not yet, anyway. We...
Not much to say from a PlayStation perspective on this week's UK multiplatform software sales charts
It's another commanding week for Nintendo's mini-monsters RPG franchise, as Pokemon Black and White occupied the chart's top two spots. EA's Fight Night Champion debuted in third, while balls-to-the-wall FPS Bulletstorm leap-frogged Sony's Killzone 3 which dropped from first to fifth place this..
To put it as simply as the game itself, Pix'n Love Rush is easily one of the best PlayStation Minis available
Sometimes the best things in life also happen to be the most simple. Fish and chips on a soggy park-bench is hardly avant-garde dining, but its hard to beat. In a similar regard, Sanuk Games' quirky platformer, Pix'n Love Rush, is an unambitious treat. The former iOS darling is now..
Sony's official PSP website has been updated to reflect the range's recent price-drop
Hang on, wait a minute, what's this? The PSPgo is now $149.99. We knew the PSP-3000 was dropping down to $129.99 but no-one mentioned anything about the PSPgo, retailers included — they're still listing the
Aside from an augmented reality dinosaur, fresh NGP details at Sony's GDC panel were hard to come by
One little tid-bit that was captured by various outlets though (we'll source Joystiq) pertained to the NGP's storage methods. According to a slide in Sony's presentation, the NGP will ship with 2GB and 4GB game-cards. The medium is significantly smaller than the PlayStation 3's 50GB Blu-Ray discs,..
Does anybody remember Crystal Dynamics' cult third-person action adventure title, Legacy Of Kain: Soul Reaver? Some of you
Well as of tomorrow you'll be able to revisit the PSone classic as it launches for £7.99 on the European PlayStation Store. For those unfamiliar with the title, it's pretty moody. If moody is your cup of tea, then step right...
The last time Sackboy appeared on the PlayStation Portable, Sony's Cambridge Studio were put on development duties
But a bunch of eagle-eyed readers have let us know that Media Molecule are on the lookout for some new staff to help develop a new title for a "portable platform". Seeing as LittleBigPlanet has already popped up in numerous NGP show-reels well... Put two-and-two together:..
America, Square Enix are really starting to spoil you
You get Xenogears last week, you're getting Vagrant Story next week, and you'll probably get Parasite Eve this month. Good, eh? Vagrant Story will set you back $6 when it becomes available tomorrow.
Both Killzone 3 and Bulletstorm had strong first week showings according to the UK sales charts, propping up the first and second positions respectively
We had a lot of love for both games in our reviews, which can be found here and here for your convenience. Call Of Duty: Black Ops rounded out a triple-header of first-person shooters, with FIFA 11 and Just Dance 2 left making up the top five. The..
Looks like Square's readying that digital copy of Parasite Eve just in time for the series' upcoming spiritual successor, The 3rd Birthday
The survival horror classic has been rated by the ESRB for a PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable release — presumably via the PlayStation Store. Don't hold your breath over a European re-release — the game...
Sony's revealed that its set to cut the price of the PSP to $129
99 in North America as of February 27th. The news comes a month after Sony announced the PSP's successor, the NGP, in Japan. The PSP system set the standard for complete portable entertainment and continues to be the premiere destination for gamers on-the-go, said SCEAs Tim Bender. Nearly six years after its initial launch,..
Following yesterday's UK release date, Square Enix has released an English trailer for The 3rd Birthday
It's rich with the kind of disjointed dialogue and silly music you'd expect from a hastily translated Japanese game. But we're still pumped. Pretty girls, big guns and a nonsense plot? What's not to love?
Patapon 3, we nearly forgot about you
After previewing the game's multiplayer demo late last year, news on Sony's adorable rythmn RPG has been scarce. Thankfully SCEA's come out of the woodwork this morning to slap an April 17th US release date on the Japan Studio developed game. But why the delay? The game's producer, Chris Hinjoso-Miranda, says its because the team have been working on..
It feels like we've been talking about Square Enix's PSP Parasite Eve spin-off, The 3rd Birthday, for years now
The game's been appearing on "Most Wanted" lists for what seems like an eternity, but the wait's finally coming to an end. Square Enix sent us a press release this afternoon confirming the PSP shooter's UK release date as April 1st. It'll ship with a bunch of goodies to make up..
Looks like all the intrigue surrounding Atlus' puzzle-platformer, Catherine, has really paid off -- the game debuted on top of the Media Create Japanese software sales charts this week, shifting a whopping 141,816 units on PlayStation 3
Despite hardware sales being slightly down, a 25k showing for the PS3 helped Sony secure another one-two, with PSP sales still strong after the release of Monster..
With Killzone 3 now available on store-shelves across North America, and due in Europe later this week, producer Steven ter Heide has been chatting with Gamasutra about the studio's immediate future
One little tid-bit references the NGP, and whether Guerrilla would be interested in creating a follow-up to their previous (and only) portable title Killzone: Liberation. Its something we are..
There'll be no more Final Fantasy spin-off action once the upcoming Duodecim hits store shelves next month
Creator Tetsuya Nomura has said as much in the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation magazine. "There is no next," he revealed, presumably meaning 'no sequel'. "We're thinking about ending this pattern of Dissidia here. There also won't be a UT [Universal Tuning is the name for..
Confession: we don't know a thing about Xenogears
Excuse: it never came out in Europe. We know some PlayStation fans will be going bonkers at the prospect of playing Square Enix's classic role-playing game again on PS3/PSP. Listed in the American PlayStation Blog's weekly run-down, the PSone Classic's due out on the PlayStation Store tomorrow. We'd...
We already know that Epic's Unreal Engine will run on Sony's NGP, but now Crytek has revealed that their CryEngine game development suite is also compatible
The news comes as part of an SCE press-release which rattles off compatible game engines and middleware that's likely to end up powering a lot of NGP content in the future. Notable entries include the aforementioned CryEngine, Havok physics and..
Sony's launched a game design competition on the European arm of the PlayStation Blog this morning
The contest will have entrants pitching game ideas to Swedish outfit The Bearded Ladies Consulting via the PlayStation forums. The winning entries will then be voted on by the PlayStation community, and finally implemented into a real PlayStation Mini...
MotorStorm: Apocalypse developers, Evolution Studios, are pleased as punch with Sony's next handheld, the NGP
Speaking about Sony's approach designing the hardware, director Matt Southern said developers were given a massive influence on the design, even as far as the system's rear track-pad feature. Weve all been looking at odd-looking devices with wires sticking out them since an early date,..
The technical challenges of the PlayStation 3 are well documented
While most developers are now up-to-speed with the ambitious hardware, it's taken a good for years to get to this point. A mandate Kaz Hirai set when he took over as president of SCE was to get Sony's Worldwide Studios involved in hardware development. In the latest issue of Famitsu, SCEJ boss Hiroshi Kawano has detailed the extent..
An update to GDC's lecture roster has confirmed that Sony will have a word or two to say about the NGP
SCEA's platform manager David Coombes will head the talk, entitled "Next Generation Portable Platform". It'll be the first public discussion of the device outside of last month's unveiling. The lecture synopsis notes: In this presentation we will introduce a new handheld console. We..
There were a lot of quality PlayStation Network releases last year, and Sony wants to honour the best of the best with the inaugural PlayStation Network Gamers' Choice Awards
Nominees are after the jump. Voters will cast their ballot by downloading an exclusive theme of each category winner from the PlayStation Store. Sony's pledged to cut the price...
Gameloft -- the makers of mobile phone games that look like games you like -- have pledged their support to Sony Ericsson's upcoming Xperia Play device in a big way
The PlayStation-certified unit will get 10 launch titles from the French developer, including: Assassin's Creed, Modern Combat: Black Pegasus, Brothers In Arms and Let's Golf! 2. Two of Gameloft's other titles, Star Battalion and..
Considering the amount of technology Sony packed into the PlayStation 3, its famous $599 launch-price wasn't quite as bad as people claim
Sure it was an absurd price to launch a console, but it was actually cheap considering what the box was capable of. The problem was more to do with the console simply being too expensive to manufacture, than overpriced. Looking at the NGP — and its outrageous..
Square Enix has just put a date on the most pretentious name in video game history
DISSIDIA 012 FINAL FANTASY will launch in Europe on March 25th, a week before Square Enix's other blockbuster PSP title, The 3rd Birthday. As with the Parasite Eve spin-off, DISSIDIA's retail UMD package will come with a few additional goodies, included downloadable costumes, exclusive art prints, and a 50 percent..
Sanuk Games' stunning looking PlayStation Mini, Pix'N Love Rush, will be available on the European PlayStation Store from March 2nd, PSNStores reports
PlayStation Plus subscribers will get in on the action first, with a free copy of the game two weeks before its general release on March 16th. Peasants will be able to purchase the title for 1.99 /...
Nippon Ichi has confirmed rumours that it is working on a new title for Sony's NGP platform, confirming that the game is due some time this year
Destructoid reports that the developer's vice president, Johanna Hirota, announced the in-development title at an event in San Francisco this week. While Hirota wouldn't specify details, rumours suggest that the title is a new entry in the Badman series.
Sony's new handheld device, the NGP, will not replace the current PSP when it launches later in the year
Sony's Worldwide Studios boss, Shuhei Yoshida, told EDGE magazine that both devices will coexist for some time going forwards. "The NGP features everything Sony can and wants to do today," he said. "It's a platform looking forward with great ambition. "It can't replace a..
And so it starts
.. With confirmation that original PSP titles purchased through the PlayStation Store will be backwards compatible on the NGP, publishers are beginning to think it might be a good idea to release their backcatalogue on the PSN. First-up are Square Enix's PSP remakes of Final Fantasy 1 & 2. Both will cost 9.99, with the first...
Sony's announced nothing in regards to the NGP's third-party line-up, so it's pretty cool picking out these little tid-bits from the developers themselves
The latest little snippet comes via the Holy Invasion Of Privacy, Badman! team, who used the Twitter account of one of the game's main characters (don't ask!) to tease an NGP spin-off. We've never played one of the Badman titles, though they've..
To celebrate the permanent price reduction of Grip Games' PlayStation Mini, Blimp: The Flying Adventures, we've got ten copies of the surprisingly addictive blimp-em-up to give away
We described the game — which is now available for $1.99 / 1.99 from the PlayStation Store — as "a fun little Mini, built around a strong physics driven...
Perhaps the most overlooked area of the PlayStation business is the ever-expanding PlayStation Network
Since the PS3 launched we've really watched Sony expand the digital-content service into a fundamental component of the platform, an area they lagged behind Microsoft going into this console generation. With that in mind, digital analysts conclude...
If the PSP is a muted success globally, it's a rip-roaring Goliath in Japan
Sony's first portable gaming system is frequently the most purchased gaming system in Japan, despite waning support worldwide. So it's little surprise Japanese gamers are hyped for the console's successor. In a reader poll published in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, 76.2% of Japanese gamers stated they wanted the..
Listen to the games media and you'll hear one converging opinion: "People are done with playing actual games on the go and would rather fiddle about with birds on their iPhone
" It's an endorsement we're not sure we agree with. Clearly there are lots of people happy enough with their smartphone gaming applications, but they also belong to the same demographic that device's like the NGP don't..
SEGA's told Eurogamer that while there are no plans for a Virtua Tennis game on NGP right now, "if people want it then we'll obviously answer wishes"
Ok, here we go: please, please, please SEGA, we'd love Virtua Tennis on NGP. "They should write on forums and elsewhere on the internet that they want it." Virtua Tennis: World Tour was a launch title for the original PSP, and is still one..
A Develop report states that British outfit Rebellion -- the guys behind the infinitely popular Aliens Vs
Predator — are actively involved with Sony's new NGP handheld platform. The report notes that the studio has successfully reworked its Asura Engine to take advantage of Sony's portable "in preparation for a new series of internally-built handheld projects". Apparently the studio..
There's a lot of movers and shakers in this week's UK sales charts, but nothing really of notable discussion
Dead Space 2's continued its reign aloft the UK sales charts for a second consecutive week, beating out the usual convoy of FIFA 11, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Call Of Duty: Black Ops. Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet 2 has kept its head in the top ten, finishing up in fifth position..
There's no better platform for promoting a product in North America than the Superbowl
We don't know what it's like in other parts of the world, but here in Britain most people hit the channel changing button when the commercials start up. Judging by years of online anecdotal evidence, that's when Americans start to take interest in the Superbowl. Y'know, the "biggest sporting" event in..
Now Sony's Next Generation Portable has been announced, the question on most people's lips is "price, price, price"
Analyst group EEDAR predicts that the system will cost "between $299 to $349" for the Wi-Fi only model, adding that it will "not exceed $399 in the United States". The firm furthers that some regions may not see the 3G model of the NGP at all, stressing that 62 to..
Sony's well known for suffering some infamous leaks, but the Xperia Play (or "PlayStation Phone") is in a whole different league
The device has yet to be announced, but we still know pretty much everything about it. Now we have a commercial courtesy of Norwegian site, Droidnytt. The advert, posted here on Youtube, shows the Android mascot being given a pair of thumbs. It's all a bit gross but it..
Look, fanboys hat off, we've all known that unless Microsoft's Kinect was a global cultural phenomenon, PlayStation 3 was always going to overtake the XBOX 360 in worldwide sales at one point
While Kinect's success is constantly being rammed down our throats by the American press, we're just not seeing the same story in Britain. Has Kinect flopped? Absolutely not. It's doing fine. But there's no..
The PlayStation Blog's put up an interview with Sony Computer Entertainment president Kaz Hirai regarding the NGP
While the interview is naturally light on new details, a tired looking Kaz does discuss some of the reasoning behind the handheld's January announcement (nothing to do with 3DS, honest), as well as talking about Sony's success barometer. Kaz admits that Sony aim to match the original..
Parasite Eve is back
(Sort of.) Square Enix has readily slapped a March 29th release date on Square Enix's PE spin-off, The 3rd Birthday. Bizarrely, the game will only release on UMD, with "no plans" for a digital version. We don't get it. What's the disadvantage of releasing the game on UMD and the PlayStation Store? Weird. In addition to the release date, Square's also confirmed that..
You can sell anything with quick cuts and a catchy chorus, but thankfully the Next Generation Portable looks like it's actually going to be pretty rad
Still, we're not here to talk about how good Uncharted NGP looks and how excited we are for a new Wipeout. We're here to launch a worldwide public appeal. What is the name of that song? We've tried searching for the lyrics on Google and everything..
Square Enix has formally revealed the Twisted Edition of upcoming PSP shooter, The 3rd Birthday
The Europe-only (for now) package includes a number of premium items, all of which focusing on the game's, err, lovely protagonist Aya Brea. There's an artbook, lithographs and more. It sounds like all UMD copies of The 3rd Birthday will ship as the Twisted Edition. Which is cool. More freebies for you,..
Naughty Dog's reassured fans that they are set to work hard with developers Sony Bend to ensure Uncharted NGP is a "great addition to the franchise"
Speaking at London's PlayStation Experience event, Naughty Dog revealed they are collaborating with Sony Bend to make sure the game lives up to the quality of the series. "We're not actually developing Uncharted on NGP," Naughty dog community..
While Sony's PlayStation Suite will have humble beginnings as a PSone emulation service for Android devices, Sony's clearly aiming bigger with their mobile gaming initiative
We already know Sony plans to extend the service with new bite-sized content, but it sounds like the platform holder's also keen to bring the program to as many platforms as possible. "We have a completely open..
Sony Computer Entertainment's top-bod Kaz Hirai has said that details on NGP's price and battery have not yet been disclosed as the system is still in a prototype phase
Kaz did stress however, that Sony are aiming for targets that "should please consumers" either way. While price details are completely up in the air (analysts are guessing anywhere from $250 to $500), an early report on..
If you were smart (like us) you would have switched to purchasing your PlayStation Portable content via the PlayStation Store a long time ago
UMDs were clearly a dead format many years ago, regardless of your stance towards digital download content. Paying a little extra for digital games this past few years has paid off though. While the Next...
One of the challenges many people thought Sony would face with their Next Generation Portable is third-party software support
Despite selling an enormous amount of hardware, software always struggled on the platform outside of Japan. Therefore, t's been refreshing to see publishers — both Western and Eastern — extend words of encouragement about the NGP. The latest positive comments come from..
Capcom's confirmed on Twitter that they are bringing four more PlayStation classics to the Japanese PSN
Star Gladiator, Darkstalkers 3, Cyberbots and Mega Man 4 are all set to be added to the Game Archives. No word on pricing or release yet.
Unsurprisingly Dead Space 2 has topped the UK sales charts this week, destroying the numbers of its predecessor by a good 70 percent
And people wonder why publishers release sequels rather than new IP. Speaking of which, Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet 2 continued its dally with the top of the charts, finishing this week in a respectable second position (and top of the PlayStation 3-only charts)..
SCEA's whacked up footage of this Thursday's Next Generation Portable announcement on the PlayStation Blog, allowing you to relive the historical moment in full 1080p
The press conference includes plenty of gameplay snippets, including Uncharted NGP and Little Deviants. Sony's also put up an official website for the PlayStation Meeting event through here. Hit the jump for the first part of the..
As expected, Sony has revealed the successor to the PlayStation Portable this morning
The device is currently codenamed the NGP, or 'Next Generation Portable'. According to the platform holder, the NGP has been designed around five core pillars: user interface, social connectivity, location-based entertainment, converging real and virtual gameplay, and PlayStation Suite connectivity. PlayStation..
PushSquare editor Sammy Barker follows up his original reaction to the NGP with discussion on why PlayStation Suite is the overlooked ace in Sony's portable gaming strategy
</em> I've had a few days to analyse the reaction to Sony's NGP announcement this week, and I've been overwhelmed by how much positivity I've read. People seem to get it. The PSP never quite delivered on the "portable..
Epic Games' Gears Of War franchise may be XBOX 360 exclusive, but the company's president, Mark Rein, reckons the series' gameplay would be an "appropriate" fit for Sony's new Next Generation Portable
"This is the kind of machine that a Gears of War-style experience would be appropriate on because it has the control layout that games like that are designed for and can produce some pretty..
Sony said after the NGP's announcement yesterday that the device's price would be "affordable" and "appropriate for the handheld space"
EEDAR's Jesse Divinch reckons that puts the system in the $300-$350 price bracket. Divinch doesn't think the high price will be a problem though, explaining, "The market is ripe for portable high-end gaming. The NGP will be a serious threat to all forms of..
For a company pushing 3D so hard, many people are bemused at the NGP's lack of three-dimensional technology, particularly with Nintendo pushing the feature so hard on 3DS
Sony's admitted that they dabbled with 3D technology for NGP, but SCEE president Andrew House has concluded that the "shared experience" didn't translate to portable devices. "We view 3D as having the greatest..
We've gotten so used to getting games at the same time as our brothers in North America, that we hadn't even considered the NGP not launching in Europe this year
While a "Holiday 2011" release date was paraded around the system's reveal yesterday, SCEA gaffer Jack Tretton admits a worlwide launch will be "difficult". "I know that's rather ambiguous, and that's for a..
We're certain the codename "Next Generation Portable" is a subtle dig at Nintendo on Sony's part
It's no coincedence that months prior to Nintendo's latest handheld launch, Sony should reveal a system that they're dubbing the "Next Generation Portable". Sick burn. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata doesn't seem too concerned though. After all, why should he be? While the PlayStation Portable..
The NGP will not support Sony's familiar XMB interface
The platform holder's ditching the award-winning navigation system for something more touch control suitable. The NGP's hub menu system is certainly colourful, but we can't help but feel it all looks a little bit messy. Like any smartphone really. Perhaps the bigger issue is how child-like it all looks. It's the kind of interface you'd expect..
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