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May2013

  • Store Update 8th May 2013 (Europe)

    Nuns with guns

    This week’s European PlayStation Store update is slightly better than its North American counterpart, but only because of the overdue arrival of Nun Attack on the PlayStation Vita. Other new releases include Alien Spidy and a demo for Insomniac Games’ upcoming Fuse. Let’s get down to business, shall we? PS3 Games: Alien Spidy...

  • News ICO & Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection Free on EU PS Plus Next Month

    Demon's Souls also joining the fun

    Sony has announced that two of the greatest games of all time will be available for free as part of the European Instant Game Collection next month. The company has confirmed that PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to download a complimentary copy of the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection in...

  • News What Does a Year of PlayStation Plus Look Like?

    Proudly adding to your backlog

    Few would argue that PlayStation Plus represents great value for money, but have you ever stopped to consider just what a steal the service actually is. One dedicated Reddit user has collated all of the content from a full year of the premium tier, which included a whopping 68 free games in North America. That’s...

  • News Stylish Beyond: Two Souls Special Edition Available for Pre-Order

    Less is more

    Not every game deserves a place upon your mantelpiece, but judging by the snippets that we’ve seen of Beyond: Two Souls, the Quantic Dream epic should look right at home next to your copy of Shadow of the Colossus. As such, you’re probably going to want to pre-order the game’s special edition, which is available now from UK...

  • News Now You've Got No Excuse Not to Buy The Unfinished Swan

    PlayStation Network hit discounted in Europe

    BAFTA award-winning exclusive and Push Square perfect score alumnus The Unfinished Swan will be available at a new low price in Europe this weekend. Sony has confirmed that it’s cutting the first-person adventure’s cost to just £5.19 from today until 6th May, with lucky PlayStation Plus subscribers...

  • Store Update 1st May 2013 (Europe)

    Farm fresh

    This week may well see Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Soul Sacrifice, and various other high-profile titles added to the European PlayStation Store – but our attention’s firmly fixed on a single unexpected arrival. According to Sony’s rundown, Farming Simulator is coming to the PlayStation Vita today. We’re probably more excited by this...

  • News The Last of Us Special Editions Creep Past the Clickers

    Place your pre-orders

    The Last of Us is just over a month away from release. Yeah, we thought it was still some way away, too – but we’ve just checked the calendar to make sure. In order to promote the impending exclusive, Sony has released a couple of trailers dedicated to the Joel and Ellie editions of the game. You’ll be able to purchase...

April2013

  • News Terraria Tunnels onto the European PlayStation Store on 15th May

    It's off to work we go

    If you’ve been eagerly awaiting an opportunity to dig out your 16-bit shovel and you happen to reside in Europe, then know that salvation is at hand. 505 Games has confirmed that popular indie title Terraria is coming to the PlayStation Store on 15th May in the region – almost two months after its release in North...

  • Store Update 24th April 2013 (Europe)

    Thomas was with friends

    Much like yesterday’s North American PlayStation Store update, this week’s European refresh is absolutely bursting with content. New goodies include Dead Island: Riptide, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, God Mode, Draw Slasher, and more. It’s also wort

  • Store Update 17th April 2013 (Europe)

    Mockery of justice

    In a strange turn of events, the European PlayStation Store update has arrived earlier than its North American counterpart for the first time in as long as we can remember. Sony’s commemorating that fact with the addition of a slew of content, including Injustice: Gods Among Us, the Journey Collector’s Edition, and

  • News Hitman Absolution, Catherine, and Velocity Ultra Front European PS Plus Update

    Bandwidth buster

    With summer still some way away, Sony’s turning up the temperature early for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Next month’s European Instant Game Collection update is brimming with content, with murder simulator Hitman Absolution leading the charge. You’ll be able to download the beautiful stealth title for free from 1st May –...

  • Store Update 10th April 2013 (Europe)

    Chilli con carnage

    Drinkbox Studios’ tasty Metroidvania-inspired cross-buy adventure Guacamelee! is the hottest item on the European PlayStation Store’s menu this week, serving up a fusion of fiery platforming and meaty combat. It’s joined by augmented reality putter Table Mini Golf for the Vita and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge for the PS3...

  • News Hitman Absolution Infiltrates European PlayStation Plus Next Month

    High-profile freebie

    Sony’s charm offensive on European PlayStation Plus subscribers is set to continue next month, with likeable murder simulator Hitman Absolution set to join the Instant Game Collection in May. The platform holder confirmed the news on Twitter, adding that the remainder of the update will be revealed next week. Premium members...

  • News Farming Simulator 2013 Ploughs PlayStation 3 on 6th September

    Top of the crops

    Dig out your flat cap and wellington boots, because Giants Software is aiming to turnip the heat later this year with Farming Simulator 2013. The annual agricultural sequel is set to release during the first week of September, which we reckon equates to the 6th September in the UK. The title marks the series’ debut on the...

  • Store Update 3rd April 2013 (Europe)

    Oh so quiet

    Insomniacs could use this week’s European PlayStation Store update as an alternative to counting sheep. Lowlights include a demo for Injustice: Gods Among Us, a couple of Grand Theft Auto games, and, er, Shaun White Snowboarding. We warned you it was a lean week. At least Okami HD is now free for PlayStation Plus subscribers. PS3...

March2013

  • News GameStop: PlayStation 4 Will Launch Globally in 2013

    Cross your fingers

    Video game retailer GameStop has got a lot to say about the PlayStation 4. Hot on the heels of gaffer Tony Bartel’s comments regarding stock shortages yesterday, company executive Michael Hogan has hinted that Sony’s next generation platform is set to launch globally this year. Presumably, that includes Europe. “We know...

  • News Sony Cracks Open PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Discount

    European offers roll on

    Sony’s celebrating Easter Sunday with an outrageous discount on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Starting from now until 11:59AM BST on 2nd April, you’ll be able to purchase the excellent mascot mash-up at the low price of £15.99/€19.99 from the European PlayStation Store. Remember: the game is part of the platform...

  • News Scout Out Tomb Raider for £19.99 on the European PlayStation Store

    True treasure

    Sony’s enormous European Easter Egg Hunt is rolling on today with an enormous discount on Crystal Dynamics' ace Tomb Raider reboot. Starting from now until 11:59AM BST on 31st March, you’ll be able to pillage Lara Croft’s latest adventure for just £19.99/€29.99 from the PlayStation Store. That’s a huge discount over the...

  • News Okami HD Headlines Stellar European PlayStation Plus Offering for April

    War in the North, Virtue's Last Reward, and more up for grabs

    Sony’s clearly not ready to put the brakes on its epic PlayStation Plus offerings just yet. While last month saw the introduction of Mass Effect 3, Dead or Alive 5 and more in Europe, the platform holder has followed up with an equally outrageous offering including

  • News One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Plunders a Luffy Statue in Europe

    One piece to rule them all

    Good news for all of you European One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 fanatics out there: Namco Bandai has announced that the collector’s edition of the upcoming brawler sequel will come with a cheery-looking Luffy figurine. Just look at that aggressive grin – how could you say no? Unfortunately, North American fans will...

  • Store Update 20th March 2013 (Europe)

    Right on time

    Alright, we’re pretty late with this update. Still, when we were in high school, rocking up to a party after everyone else had already arrived was the cool thing to do. In fact, our friend network took ‘fashionably late’ so far that sometimes we’d show up to social gatherings the evening after they were supposed to take place...

  • News The Walking Dead: Episode One Stumbles onto Your PS3 for Free

    No excuse not to enjoy the undead adventure now

    In a move that’s absolutely not intended to rain on the parade of upcoming first-person shooter The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, award-winning developer Telltale Games has announced an enormous sale for its own episodic The Walking Dead adventure on the PlayStation Network. Starting from...

  • Store Update 13th March 2013 (Europe)

    Bits and bobs

    As with North America’s most recent refresh, there are plenty of goodies available as part of this week's European PlayStation Store update. Darkstalkers Resurrection is probably the most notable new addition, alongside WRC Powerslide and a handful of demos. Let’s stop dithering and get down to business. PS3 Games: Atelier...

  • News Resident Evil Sale Haunts the EU PlayStation Store This Week

    Sorry, no Jill sandwiches

    Those of you looking to inject your evenings with a spot of horror may be excited to learn about the upcoming Resident Evil sale shuffling its way onto the European PlayStation Store. Starting from tomorrow until 27th March, you’ll be able to purchase a selection of titles from Capcom’s classic franchise at up to 50 per...

  • Store Update 6th March 2013 (Europe)

    Hitting homeruns

    The surprise release of MLB 13: The Show on PlayStation 3 and Vita is this week’s major European PlayStation Store highlight, though the addition of Tomb Raider is also worth noting. Other highlights include Germinator and lots of DLC. Don't forget that Mass Effect 3 is now available for free on PlayStation Plus, too. Let get down...

  • News Colossal God of War Savings Announced for Europe

    Greater than Gaia

    In order to celebrate the impending arrival of God of War: Ascension, Sony has slashed the price of almost every title in the savage Spartan series on the European PlayStation Store. Between now and 13th March, you’ll be able to snap up the God of War Collection and the God of War Collection Volume II for just £10.99 apiece...

  • News MLB 13: The Show Hits a Homerun in Europe Later Today

    Anyone for a game of rounders?

    Sony’s responded to the demand for MLB 13: The Show outside of North America, announcing that the baseball simulator will take aim on the European PlayStation Store later today. You’ll be able to purchase both the PlayStation 3 and Vita versions of the critically acclaimed sports title when the digital storefront...

February2013

  • Store Update 27th February 2013 (Europe)

    A godly freebie

    It's that time again, with a host of downloadable goodies being added to your various Sony consoles for your gaming pleasure. PlayStation Plus member get access to a rather well-known HD re-release, while a host of discounts and new DLC options also fight for your attention. Let's get to the details. PlayStation Plus: God of War HD...

  • News God of War HD Ascends European Instant Game Collection

    Limited offer to promote upcoming release

    Evidently SCEE doesn’t think that it's spoiled its European PlayStation Plus subscribers enough. February already offered complimentary copies of Sleeping Dogs and F1 Race Stars, but the platform holder’s also decided to give away God of War HD just to round out the month in style. The re-mastered...

  • News Sony: PlayStation 4 Will Release in at Least One Region in 2013

    Still unsure

    Sony’s ambiguous ‘Holiday 2013’ release window remains the only launch information we have for the recently announced PlayStation 4 – and judging by a number of interviews with the platform holder, it sounds like that isn’t even concrete. Asked whether the console would hit the UK this year, SCEUK managing director Fergal...

  • News Sony's Bundling Games with PlayStation Vita Memory Cards

    Added value

    The price of PlayStation Vita memory cards remains a sore point for some people. While the system itself is not particularly expensive for what you get, the storage options – which range anywhere from £15/$20 to £60/$100 – are prohibitively costly. However, it seems that Sony’s hoping to mitigate that issue by bundling digital...

  • News Mass Effect 3, Dead or Alive 5, and More Free on EU PS Plus

    Metal Gear Solid HD Collection and Puddle up for grabs on Vita

    The season of goodwill continues for European PlayStation Plus subscribers, with a wealth of stellar updates in the pipeline. Starting from 6th March, you’ll be able to download BioWare’s controversial space shooter Mass Effect 3 for free, as well as Tecmo Koei’s busty brawler...

  • News You Can Pre-Order a PlayStation 4 Right Now If You Want To

    Why wait?

    UK retailer GAME is already accepting pre-orders for Sony’s PlayStation 4 – despite the manufacturer not even showing the hardware yet. If you waddle your way over to the specialist retailer’s online storefront, you’ll be able to part with the £20 required to purchase a deposit for the currently price-less machine. Sony announced...

  • Store Update 20th February 2013 (Europe)

    Easy to overlook

    Believe it or not, normal life does go on. While all eyes are undoubtedly on tonight’s PlayStation Meeting press conference, Sony has found time to update the European PlayStation Store. New arrivals include Capcom Arcade Cabinet, Persona 4 Golden, and Urban Trial Freestyle. Let’s get down to business, shall

  • Store Update 13th February 2013 (Europe)

    Anarchy wanes

    Much like in North America, there’s not a whole lot worth getting excited about in this week’s European PlayStation Store update. Anarchy Reigns, Aliens: Colonial Marines, and Germinator are all up for grabs on PlayStation 3, while R

  • News YouTube Application Broadcasts to European PlayStation 3s

    Streaming solutions

    Those of you in Europe will finally be able to waste your evenings watching videos of cute kittens instead of playing video games, as Sony has confirmed that it’s bringing YouTube to the PlayStation 3. The native application – already available in North America – will launch later today, and will allow you to browse...

  • Store Update 6th February 2013 (Europe)

    Alien greed

    It’s been a quiet couple of months on the European PlayStation Store, but there are signs that things are starting to pick up this week. In addition to the likes of Dead Space 3 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, there’s also the arrival of Alien Breed, Wake-Up Club, and Bent

  • News Celebrate PS Vita's Birthday in Style with European Sale

    This is living

    It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since the PlayStation Vita first hit store shelves. In honesty, it’s been a turbulent 12 months for the platform, but there’s been no shortage of great games. In order to celebrate the system’s growth, Sony has announced a brand new European sale, set to run for a period of...

January2013

  • Store Update 30th January 2013 (Europe)

    Back in time

    It may be discontinued, but the PlayStation 2 is making a comeback. There are no less than ten PS2 Classics in this week’s European PlayStation Store refresh, including Dynasty Warriors 4, Samurai Warriors 2, and, as promised, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Let’s Fish: Hooked On is also out this week on PlayStation Vita, alongside

  • News Sleeping Dogs Headlines Explosive Euro PS Plus Update

    It's full of stars

    European PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to rest easy knowing that Sleeping Dogs is set to awaken the service’s bursting Instant Game Collection next month. Sony has announced that the critically acclaimed sandbox crime drama will be available for free from 6th February, leaving you with plenty of change to splash out...

  • News Hook Up with Persona 4 Golden Next Month in Europe

    Let it shine

    Get ready to rediscover your teenage angst, because Persona 4 Golden is set to brighten up the PlayStation Vita’s barren release schedule in Europe next month. Publisher Atlus has confirmed that the critically acclaimed RPG – which scored a perfect 10/10 on this very site – will hit store shelves on 22nd February. If that’s too...

  • News Sony Fined £250,000 Over PlayStation Network Hack

    Chunk of change

    If you thought (or wished) that you’d heard the last of 2011’s infamous PlayStation Network outage, then think again. A UK government body responsible for investigating the hack has issued the platform holder with a £250,000 ($395k) fine, describing the attack as a “serious breach of the Data Protection Act”. The...

  • Store Update 23rd January 2013 (Europe)

    Too hot to handle

    After a couple of slow weeks, the European PlayStation Store is back on form with an overload of content. Highlights include Zombie Driver HD, The Cave, and DUST 514, but there’s plenty more worth getting excited about. It’s also worth mentioning that PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to grab The Pinball Arcade for free...

  • News Corpse Party: Book of Shadows Haunts Europe Later Today

    Hide behind the sofa

    The genuinely creepy Corpse Party: Book of Shadows will begin terrorising the European PlayStation Store later today, publisher XSEED Games has announced. The PlayStation Portable visual novel – which spooked North America earlier in the month – will set you back €14.99, and will be compatible with the PlayStation Vita at...

  • Store Update 16th January 2013 (Europe)

    Retro renaissance

    Retro City Rampage makes its long awaited arrival on the European PlayStation Store today. The throwback adventure is joined by a handful of hot titles, including Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable, Orgarhythm, and Sumioni: Demon Arts. Just a quick note for PlayStation Plus subscribers: you’ll be able to a download complimentar

  • News Sony Dishing Out Free PS Mobile Titles for Six Weeks in Europe

    Won't cost a penny

    In order to remind you that, hey, PlayStation Mobile actually launched, Sony has concocted a promotion that will see a handful of games given away over the next six weeks. All you need to do to claim the goodies is own a compatible device and hit the download button on the PlayStation Store. The first freebie is Beatnik Games’...

  • News Sumioni: Demon Arts Inks European Vitas Next Week

    Feels like some kind of brush

    Almost a year after its original debut in North America, publisher XSEED has announced that it's drawing its beautiful PlayStation Vita puzzle platformer Sumioni: Demon Arts onto European shores. The title puts you in control of a demon named Agura, who is empowered by his ability to paint. Using different brush...

  • News Journey Clambers to the Summit of the PSN Charts

    Magical trip

    Not content with scooping our coveted Game of the Year award, Journey has also climbed to the peak of the North American PlayStation Network charts. The critically acclaimed exclusive brushed aside strong competition from Mass Effect and The Walking Dead to steal the top spot for the month of December. In Europe, the title fin

  • Store Update 9th January 2013 (Europe)

    Lights and sound

    Auditorium HD finally makes its debut on the European PlayStation Store this week. The bizarre sensory experience originally launched in North America over two years ago, but now it’s finally available overseas. Other notable additions are few and far between, though you should keep an eye on SCEE’s New Year sale if you're in...

  • News Retro City Rampage Pulls Up on the European PSN Next Week

    Heist life

    After what feels like an eternity, one-man developer Brian Provinciano has confirmed that Retro City Rampage will hijack the European PlayStation Network next week. That’s the 16th January if you want to mark your calendars. Go on, we’ll wait. The game boasts an additional month of development on top of the North American release,...

  • News Ni No Kuni Delayed Until 1st February in Europe

    Wrath of the white witch

    Our very own Katy Ellis is crying into her DualShock as we type. It turns out that publisher Namco Bandai has been forced to delay its upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White With until 1st February in Europe. The title had been expected on 25th January, but a logistical error has pushed it back a...

  • News Demon's Souls Spooking the European PSN on 23rd January

    Alone in the dark

    European players eager for an excuse to return to the punishing realm of Boletaria will receive a good one on 23rd January, when Demon’s Souls brings its specific brand of challenge to the PlayStation Network. As previously reported, the title will arrive on the North American digital storefront next week. Local publisher Namco...

  • News January PlayStation Plus Content Arrives in Europe

    Smile like you mean it

    There may not have been a regularly scheduled PlayStation Store update in Europe yesterday, but that hasn't stopped Sony from adding a slew of new titles to the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection. New arrivals include BioShock 2, Guardians of Middle Earth, and the PlayStation 3 version of Mortal Kombat. Subscribers will...

December2012

  • News Pick Up a 12GB PlayStation 3 Super Slim for Less Than £120

    No excuse

    If your wallet’s flush with festive cash, you might want to consider blowing it on a cut-price PlayStation 3 Super Slim this holiday. The UK branch of online mega retailer Amazon is currently selling 12GB iterations of Sony’s premium platform for just £119.99. If that sells out,

  • News Who Fancies Some Free Festive PlayStation Minis?

    Raises hand

    Sony is giving away four – yes, four – PlayStation Minis to gamers who participate in a spot of viral marketing this holiday. In order to unwrap the goodies, all you need to do is visit the manufacturer’s Facebook page and follow the simple instructions. You'll need to bombard your friends with plenty of promotional material in the...

  • News Far Cry 3's Price Shot to Pieces in European Christmas Sale

    Crackin' deal

    If the relentless rain outside is getting you down, then you might be tempted by a trip to warmer climes this winter. Thankfully, Ubisoft has added Far Cry 3 to Sony's ongoing European Christmas countdown, allowing you to snap up the tropical adventure for just £24.99/€34.99. The title’s currently cheaper in retail outlets – but...

  • Out Today Knytt Underground and Fuel Overdose (Europe)

    Dark days before Christmas

    Sony’s really getting into the swing of the festive season this week by pledging two European PlayStation Store updates. If you connect to the digital storefront later today, you’ll find a fresh helping of content to enjoy. Notable additions include Knytt Underground, Fuel Overdose, the Angry Birds Trilogy, and...

  • News Hitman Absolution Is the Latest Target in Sony's European Sale

    Decisions, decisions

    If we hadn’t successfully survived the end of the world last night, then we would have missed out on another cracking deal in Sony’s ongoing European Christmas countdown. Right now you can pick up the recently released Hitman Absolution for just £19.99/€29.99. That’s roughly the same price as the physical edition –...

  • News Sony Slashes the Price of Critical Darlings in European PSN Sale

    You know what you need to do

    Drop everything, because Sony has chopped the price of two of its most popular downloadable titles on the European PlayStation Store. Right now you can purchase both Journey and The Unfinished Swan for just £9.99/€12.99. That represents a 50 per cent saving over the duo’s normal price point, with PlayStation Plus...

  • Store Update 19th December 2012 (Europe)

    It's full of stars

    There’s a lot to get through in this week’s European PlayStation Store update, so we’re not even going to waste our time on witty quips and puns. Highlights include: Fuel Overdose, Knytt Underground, Labyrinth Legends, and many more. It’s perhaps worth noting that a handful of the new arrivals won't actually release until...

  • News BioShock 2 Plunders the Depths of January's EU PS Plus Update

    Plenty more to look forward to

    Sony’s not even finished furnishing our hard drives with this month's European PlayStation Plus goodies – but it’s already turning its attention to 2013. Starting from 2nd January, you’ll be invited on an all expenses paid trip to Rapture, when BioShock 2 joins the Instant Game Collection. That should give you...

  • News LittleBigPlanet Karting Parks in the European Christmas Sales

    Sackboy racer

    It may not be the most polished racer on the block, but at least you can now grab LittleBigPlanet Karting at a heavily discounted price. Sony has cut the cost of the whimsical karting adventure from £39.99/€49.99 to £19.99/€24.99 on the European PlayStation Store. Even better, PlayStation Plus subscribers can scoop an additional...

  • News Flying Hamster HD Soars onto European Vitas Next Week

    Cute and cuddly

    Flying Hamster HD will glide onto the PlayStation Vita on 19th December in Europe. The former PlayStation Mini has been completely overhauled for Sony’s slick new handheld, and will boast online leaderboards, four control schemes, and 15 Trophies as a result. If you haven’t played the original version of The Game Atelier’s...

  • News Need for Speed: Most Wanted Swiftly Added to European Sale

    Hard to beat

    If the reality of finding an exotic car in your Christmas stocking is looking less likely, at least you can console yourself with a cut-price copy of Need for Speed: Most Wanted instead. Sony’s slashed the price of the critically acclaimed PlayStation 3 racer to just £23.99/€29.99 on the European PlayStation Store this weekend,...

  • News Sony Slam Dunks NBA 2K13's Price for European Sale

    Three pointer

    As you may imagine, basketball isn’t particularly popular in Europe. The continent's ongoing love affair with football means that titles such as NBA 2K13 don’t always get the attention that they deserve. Sony’s aiming to change that over the next 48 hours, though, by crushing the price of the digital version of 2K Games' premium...

  • News Dead or Alive 5 Plus Picks a Fight with Europe on 22nd March

    Put 'em up

    European gamers will be able to engage in a spot of first-person fighting next year, when Dead or Alive 5 Plus attacks store shelves on 22nd March. Thus far, we've seen very little of the handheld port – well, aside from a few off-screen photographs – which makes the impending release date somewhat surprising. Still, despite the...

  • Store Update 12th December 2012 (Europe)

    Greatest hits

    Spyro the Dragon makes his long overdue debut on the European PlayStation Store this week. You’ll be able to snap up all three of Insomniac Games’ legendary platformers, alongside Konami classic Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. There’s also the arrival of Big Sky Infinity and Black Knight Sword to capture your attention...

  • News One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Sails to Europe Next Summer

    Yarrr

    One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 will embark on an aquatic adventure next summer, when the Omega Force developed sequel sails to European shores. The anticipated title was only announced in Japan last week, but Namco Bandai has already confirmed that the PlayStation 3 release will launch via the PlayStation Network overseas. Sadly, there was no...

  • News Medal of Honor: Warfighter Breaches European PSN Sale

    Run for cover

    Medal of Honor: Warfighter is the latest title to get its price slashed as part of Sony’s excellent European Christmas countdown. Between now and 23:59PM GMT on 12th December, you’ll be able to pick up the first-person shooter for just £29.99/€39.99. That represents a 50 per cent saving over its standard price of...

  • News Awaken Your Wallet with Massive Sleeping Dogs Savings

    European sale goes insane

    There have been some good deals on the European PlayStation Network lately – but this latest Christmas cracker is a real humdinger. Between now and 23:59PM GMT on 10th December, you’ll be able to snap up Square Enix’s excellent open world crime drama Sleeping Dogs for just £15.99/€19.99. That represents an enormous...

  • News Spyro the Dragon Is Flying onto the European PSN Next Week

    At last

    After many months of enthusiastic enquiries, Spyro the Dragon will finally land on the European PlayStation Store next week. The entire trilogy of PSone Classics will launch on the same day, providing you with ample platforming action to keep you engaged over the festive period. Better yet, they'll all be compatible with the PlayStation...

  • News Retro City Rampage Rolling Back the Clock in Europe Soon

    Wayback machine

    Retro City Rampage will party like it’s 1989 in Europe very soon. One-man developer Brian Provinciano has reached out to us to confirm that the international version of the critically acclaimed 8-bit adventure is in certification with SCEE right now. The title will boast a slew of improvements over its original North American...

  • Store Update 5th December 2012 (Europe)

    Fight for fortune

    It’s another bumper week on the European PlayStation Store, with plenty of goodies up for grabs. Highlights include Uncharted: Fight for Fortune, Rotastic, and the original Mass Effect. There’s also the unfortunate arrival of awful arcade brawler Sonic the Fighters, but we’ll try not to talk too much about that. We think

  • News Ragnarok Odyssey Warms European Vitas This Winter

    It's getting hot in here

    Game Arts’ decent PlayStation Vita role-playing game Ragnarok Odyssey will attack European consoles this winter, according to publisher GungHo Online Entertainment America. The title will be available as a digital exclusive, alongside undead puzzle platformer Dokuro. Both titles are already available in North America,...

  • News Sony Unwraps Tokyo Jungle Discount on European PSN

    It's an animal

    If you haven’t experienced Sony’s utterly bonkers Tokyo Jungle yet, now’s your chance. As part of the platform holder’s ongoing European Christmas countdown, the company has cut the bizarre post-apocalyptic adventure’s price-tag down to Pomeranian dog size. For the next 48 hours, you’ll be able to pick up the mad wildlife...

  • News Battlefield 3's Price Crumbles with New European PSN Deal

    Pew pew

    Sony’s unwrapped another offer as part of its festive European PlayStation Network advent calendar. From now until 23:59PM on 4th December, you’ll be able to snuggle up with a digital copy of Battlefield 3 for just £29.99/€39.99. That represents a huge saving over the listed price of £59.99/€69.99, but it’s still cheaper to...

  • News Sony Reduces PS Plus Price for First European Christmas Deal

    Cost effective

    Sony’s launched the first deal in its Christmas countdown promotion. European gamers will be able to secure a 90-day subscription to PlayStation Plus for just £7.99/€9.99. That represents a 33 per cent saving over the standard price, which is £11.99/€14.99. With the likes of Batman: Arkham City, Limbo, and Vanquish set to be

November2012

  • News Sony Counting Down to Christmas with PSN Deals

    Mistletoe and wine

    As Santa’s sleigh bells draw ever near, Sony is lining up a slew of discounts on the European PlayStation Store designed to keep you in festive spirits. Starting on 1st December – that’s tomorrow for those of you not keeping track – the platform holder will launch a brand new Christmas cracker every 48 hours. The...

  • News Sony Recruiting Willing Warriors for God of War: Ascension Beta

    Death wish

    It’s rare that the Gods seek the support of mortals, but this is one of those exceptional occasions. Sony is appealing for European PlayStation 3 owners to participate in the upcoming God of War: Ascension beta. To be in with a chance, all you need to do is visit this specially prepared sign-up page, login with your PlayStation Network...

  • Store Update 28th November 2012 (Europe)

    Bubble pop

    Nothing in this week’s European PlayStation Store update is going to grab your attention like a Hyuna music video, but there are still a handful of goodies to keep your eye on. Ratchet & Clank: Q-Force, Travel Bug, and Dead or Alive 5 appear to be the most notable new additions. Shut down that YouTube tab, and we’ll get started.

  • News Rockstar Games Gears Up for Grand Theft Auto V with Sale

    Daylight robbery

    If you still haven’t played Grand Theft Auto IV and its DLC, publisher Rockstar Games has announced that the critically acclaimed adventure will be adopting a slender price-point on the European PlayStation Network this week. For just £9.99, you’ll be able to purchase a digital copy of the seminal adventure, which is a bona...

  • News PS Plus Subscribers Secure Free Copy of Batman: Arkham City

    The Dark Knight headlines another epic month

    We’re not even going to waste our time trying to come up with superlatives to describe next month’s European PlayStation Plus update, because we reckon that the line-up will do the talking for us. From 5th December, premium members will be able to download Rocksteady’s excellent Batman: Arkham City...

  • Store Update 21st November 2012 (Europe)

    Playing favourites

    How’s your appetite? We hope you’re starving, because just like overseas, this week’s European PlayStation Store update is overflowing with delicious morsels. Hot snacks include PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, LEGO Lord of the Rings, and Epic Mickey: The Power of Two. The

  • News Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Enters the Digital Arena This Month

    Ready to rumble

    Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is already available from the North American PlayStation Store, but that doesn’t mean that the digital release is not heading overseas. Namco Bandai has just sent us word that the tag-team fighter will flock to the European PlayStation Store on 21st November, giving you the opportunity to conquer the world...

  • Store Update 14th November 2012 (Europe)

    In motion

    As with the North American refresh, this week’s European PlayStation Store update is a touch quiet. There’s the arrival of a handful of new PlayStation 3 titles – including Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed later in the week – but the real standout is Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified for PlayStation Vita. Let us know...

  • Store Update 7th November 2012 (Europe)

    Spice of life

    There's a great mix of content available as part of this week's European PlayStation Store update. New arrivals include Dyad, ToeJam & Earl, LittleBigPlanet Karting, and PID. They're joined by a couple of must have shooters in the form of Vanquish and The Darkness II. Are you sitting comfortably?

  • News Dyad Dances onto the European PlayStation Store This Week

    Head rush

    Delayed downloadable racer Dyad will finally launch on the European PlayStation Network this week, developer Shawn McGrath has confirmed. The trippy title released overseas earlier this year to a slew of positive acclaim – but was delayed in Europe due to the developer's inability to orchestrate a global launch. In order to make up for...

  • News European PlayStation Plus Subscribers Score Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One

    Four play

    European PlayStation Plus subscribers will have more than just Crysis 2 to look forward to this month. Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One will also be added to the Instant Game Collection from next week, making the co-operative adventure completely free to play. But that’s not all. Laughing Jackal’s surprisingly solid Cubixx HD wi

  • News This PlayStation Vita Advert Promises Twice the Pleasure

    Touch from behind

    Remember when Sony’s marketing used to be edgy, controversial and memorable? Well, this brand new PlayStation Vita advertisement slots into all three camps. The French magazine promotion shows, well, a lady with four breasts. There are two on her chest and two on her back. The messaging i

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  • Store Update 31st October 2012 (Europe)

    Talkin' 'bout a revolution

    You’re going to need a spate of good fortune in order to afford everything on this week’s European PlayStation Store update. Newcomers include Assassin’s Creed III, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Okami HD, Sports Champions 2, and, well, a whole lot more. Let’s get started, shall we? PS3 Games: Assassin’s Cr

  • News Persona 4 Golden Dazzles Europe in February 2013

    Not quite set in stone

    NIS America is targeting a 22nd February release date for Persona 4 Golden in Europe, according to a report on Joystiq. The website states that while the date has not yet been officially decided, that's the period that the publisher is targeting. Sadly, the re-release is unlikely to receive the slick Solid Gold limi

  • News Crysis 2 Is Europe's Next Free PlayStation Plus Giveaway

    Armed and ready

    European PlayStation Plus subscribers anticipating more free games will be pleased to learn that the beautiful Crysis 2 has been confirmed as the next addition to the service's Instant Game Collection. The extraordinarily pretty sandbox shooter will be offered at no extra cost to subscribers from 7th November. The game sees you take...

  • News PlayStation Vita Sales Struggling in Europe, PS3 Well on Top

    Good news and bad news

    Nintendo tends to be the best source for PlayStation sales information in Europe – and its latest financial report has delivered once again. But while there is good news for Sony’s flagship platform in the region, it’s off-set by some disappointing numbers for the PlayStation Vita. According to figures released as part...

  • Store Update 24th October 2012 (Europe)

    The finished swan

    There’s plenty in this week’s European PlayStation Store update to keep your bandwidth busy. Just like overseas, there’s an impressive selection of PlayStation Vita content, including Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz and Street Fighter X Tekken. The PS3 side’s not too shabby either, with both Killzone HD

  • News Sports Champions 2 Is Serious Business According to This Ad

    Have you got what it takes?

    The Olympics may be over – but there’s an even more exciting sporting event about to take place in your living room. Sony has released the European television spot for Sports Champions 2, and it takes things pretty seriously. We’re not a big fan of obviously silly advertisements like this, but at least it raises a...

  • Store Update 17th October 2012 (Europe)

    New look

    This is the first European PlayStation Store update in a brand new home – and, well, at the time of writing things aren’t working too well. But let’s not let that get us down. Assuming you can overcome the slow loading and bugs of Sony’s brand new digital storefront, there’s a handful of tasty nuggets worthy of your attention. New...

  • News Redesigned PlayStation Store Opens Its Doors in Europe

    Queues cause chaos

    This is all rather exciting, isn’t it? Depending on where in Europe you reside, you might already have access to the new PlayStation Store. We’ve been checking from our UK account all morning, but we still see the classic blue storefront. Apparently, Sony is in the process of rolling out the redesign across the continent as we...

  • News PayPal Becomes a Payment Option for PSN in Europe

    Add funds

    If last year’s PlayStation Network hack has left you hesitant to share your credit card information with Sony, then you might be excited to learn that the platform holder has added a PayPal payment option to its website in Europe. The feature – which is currently available in the UK alongside a slew of other European countries –...

  • News PlayStation 3 Surpasses 5 Million Sales in the UK

    Best seller

    The PlayStation 3 has sold more than 5 million units in the UK, platform holder Sony has announced. The news comes on the eve of the release of the new 12GB Super Slim system across Europe. The 500GB redesign launched on 28th September, prompting a 138 per cent boost in PS3 hardware sales throughout the UK. “This is another historic...

  • Store Update 10th October 2012 (Europe)

    Best served cold

    This week’s European PlayStation Store update can’t quite match the dizzying heights of its North American counterpart, but it’s still a bubbling pot of must-have content. Highlights include Dishonored, Joe Danger 2: The Movie and Derrick the Deathfin. Not a bad little selection by any stretch. Let's get down to bu

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