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December2013

  • News Sony: We Haven't Created an Artificial Shortage of PS4 Stock

    Jack Tretton doesn't even have a console yet

    Sony has broken virtually every system sales record in history with the PlayStation 4, but that’s not stopped some people from pondering whether it’s attempting to increase demand by holding back stock. Unsurprisingly, SCEA president Jack Tretton has rubbished such claims, stating that the...

  • News DmC: Devil May Cry Sheds Its Silver Locks for EU PS Plus Refresh

    Borderlands 2, Soul Sacrifice, and Don't Starve also up for grabs

    As the sun sets on another month, Sony is teasing the bevy of bandwidth busting PlayStation Plus content that is set to occupy your greedy hard-drive over the winter weeks. Several smash hits are set to join the Instant Game Collection in Europe imminently, with the highlight being...

  • News Rayman Legends Makes History on PS4 in Late February

    Hopefully it won't cost an arm and a leg

    It’s hard to imagine how it could possibly look any prettier, but Rayman Legends is set to wind up on the PlayStation 4 on 25th February in North America and 28th February in Europe. Nonchalantly announced during a Ubisoft investors meeting earlier in the year, the re-release will ship with suppressed...

  • Store Update 11th December 2013 (Europe)

    Bots and brains

    If you’ve already exhausted the PlayStation 4’s launch lineup, then this week’s European PlayStation Store update will come as a bit of a relief, as it includes two new titles for you to try. In addition to cross-buy exploration exclusive Doki-Doki Universe, the refresh also includes co-operative puzzle-‘em-up Tiny Brains...

  • Store Update 4th December 2013 (Europe)

    Go with the flOw

    There’s no sign of the PlayStation Store slowing down in Europe, as this week’s content refresh serves up a veritable roast feast of goodies. Highlights include flOw and Blacklight: Retribution on the PlayStation 4, Gran Turismo 6 on the PlayStation 3, and Rainbow Moon on the Vita. What are you buying? PlayStation 4: flOw...

  • News What's New on PS4? The Social Feed Has Been Switched Back On

    Connected consoles

    There’s a lot to like about the PlayStation 4, but one of its strongest assets is how social it is. Unlike the PlayStation 3, the console makes it easy to keep track of your friends – and that’s about to get a lot simpler, as Sony has switched back on the ‘What’s New’ feed. This was disabled dur

November2013

  • News Why Are Digital PS4 Games So Expensive in the UK?

    Price barrier

    Sony may have done right by consumers with regards to physical media on the PlayStation 4, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a priority on the next generation system. A quick glance at the hardware’s chassis may mean that you overlook the disc slot, while the device’s power and eject buttons are even harder to find. Figure out...

  • News Italy's PS4 Launch Event Was Way Better Than Yours

    Lights and sounds

    Hardware launch events are always enjoyable because the sense of energy among consumers is infectious – but Sony’s Italian branch opted to elevate the experience to an entirely different level in Rome overnight. As opposed to handing out t-shirts and pizza to celebrate the PlayStation 4’s release, the platform holder...

  • News Wow, These PS4 Queues in Berlin Are Absolutely Insane

    Lining up for the launch lineup

    You may have heard people refer to Europe as ‘Sony Land’ in the past, but what does that actually mean? Well, this video of a PlayStation 4 midnight launch event in Berlin should give you a good idea, as it takes one amateur cameraman almost four minutes to sprint from the back of the line to the front. It’s the...

  • Out Today PS4 Provides the Best Place to Play in Europe

    The console cometh

    We’re not sure we can come up with any different ways to say that the PlayStation 4 has launched. Regular readers will know that we’ve already typed a dozen articles pertaining to the release of Sony’s next generation console in November alone, so hopefully you’ll forgive us a basic block of text as we’re creatively...

  • Live Watch the European PS4 Launch Livestream Right Here

    Live from London

    Time zones mean that the PlayStation 4 has already launched in parts of Europe, but there’s still a little while to go before the console officially deploys in the UK. In order to keep abreast of the action, PlayStation Access is running a stream live from Covent Garden in London, where frozen fans are being polled about their...

  • News Plenty More on the Horizon for PS4, System to Avoid Drought

    The Devil makes work for idle thumbs

    Sony may have been criticised for the PlayStation 4’s light launch lineup, but Fergal Gara isn’t concerned about the future at all. The executive, who fronts the British arm of the Japanese giant’s gaming business, has been chatting ahead of tonight’s European release – and says that there are some...

  • News Sony: We Are Expecting Record Sales for the PS4 in Europe

    Player power

    While those of you in North America merrily fill your faces with Thanksgiving turkey, the majority of Europe is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the PlayStation 4. The next generation console may be old news by now in the Land of the Free, but the platform is poised to deploy in the Old World imminently. And writing on the PlayStation...

  • News Blacklight: Retribution and flOw Delayed for European PS4 Launch

    There will be retribution, just not quite yet

    Yesterday we reported on the European launch lineup for the PlayStation 4, and we think that it's safe to say that the impressive list of games will be keeping you busy for quite a while. However, the observant among you may have noticed that two previously announced launch titles were curiously absent...

  • News What Does the PS4's European Launch Lineup Look Like?

    Well, it's quite big

    We’ve barely recovered from the PlayStation 4’s previous launch, but we’re grudgingly prepared to do it all over again. As the butterflies in your bellies will no doubt corroborate, Sony’s next generation console is due out in Europe this week – and the platform holder has deployed the device’s full list of launch...

  • News Waiting for the European PS4 Launch? You'll Be Able to Grab Firmware v1.51 Soon

    Power patches

    There’s a good chance that the PlayStation Network will keel over again this week, as the PlayStation 4 deploys across parts of Europe. In order to avoid launch day disappointment, you may want to consider downloading the system’s latest firmware update prior to the platform’s release this Friday. According to SCEE community...

  • News Are You in Europe? Don't Worry, PS4 Is Right Around the Corner

    Let's do this again

    It’s been a mad month so far with the North American launch of the PlayStation 4 – but it sure isn’t over yet. While we’ve had a week or so to calm down as the lucky folks in the Land of the Free get to grips with the next generation console, we’re psyching ourselves for round two, as the system readies itself for...

  • Out Today Tearaway Rips into Retail Outlets Around the World

    Crafty classic

    Media Molecule has pulled the wrapping off PlayStation Vita exclusive Tearaway today – and with the vast majority of you lusting over the PlayStation 4, we figured that you may appreciate the reminder. The title sees you take control of a miniature messenger named Iota or Atoi, who’s tasked with transporting a top-secret note...

  • News Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster Dries Its Eyes Until March

    Busy playing blitzball

    Japan may be psyching itself for a festive return to Spira, but the long overdue Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster will not deploy in Europe until 21st March. The PlayStation 3 remake – which was announced right around the time of the Ice Age – collates Square Enix’s popular PlayStation 2 role-playing games, and spruces...

  • News European PS4 TV Commercial Takes You on a Tour

    The best place to play

    Hadouken Cabs weren’t messing around when they promised that their taxi service knocks the competition out. While last week’s teaser trailer for the fictional cab firm hasn’t culminated with a shiny new Street Fighter announcement, Sony’s primary European PlayStation 4 television campaign is still pretty cool...

  • News PS4 Shooter Resogun Reloads in Gigantic European PS Plus Update

    GRID 2, Sonic Racing, and more up for grabs

    And so it begins. Next month’s European PlayStation Plus update includes the very first batch of PlayStation 4 content, with Housemarque’s delicious shoot-‘em-up Resogun and Compulsion Games’ intriguing puzzle platformer Contrast available for free for subscribers. They’re just two of an enormous...

  • News Pledge Your Position Among the Players with PlayStation 4

    This is for you

    Greatness may be right around the corner in North America, but Sony still has three weeks to fill until the PlayStation 4 deploys in Europe. It’s counting down to the system’s 29th November release date with a new marketing initiative, which encourages you to share what type of player you are on Facebook and

  • Store Update 6th November 2013 (Europe)

    Take your pick

    Call of Duty: Ghosts is the headline addition in this week’s European PlayStation Store update, but it’s accompanied by a cavalcade of smaller digital downloads. Vying for your attention are CastleStorm, Final Exam, and many more. Also worthy of note is Oddworld: The OddBoxx, which bundles four games for £15.99.

  • News Sony: PS4 Demand Surged Following Xbox One's Delay

    Company can't keep up

    Sony is struggling to keep up with demand for its impending next generation console. Despite increasing its internal estimates after an outrageously strong E3 showing earlier in the year, the company conceded that it may not be able provide everyone with a system this Christmas – and

October2013

  • Store Update 30th October 2013 (Europe)

    Day late friend

    We’re a teensy bit late to the party with this week’s European PlayStation Store update, but fortunately the content has remained fresh over the past 24 hours. There are a fair few noteworthy arrivals this week, including Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD...

  • News Ys Memories of Celceta Dashes onto European Vitas in 2014

    Ys please

    Always on the lookout for a new adventure, the Ys series' red-haired protagonist Adol Christin will be journeying to Europe in early 2014, as he races like a maniac through the PlayStation Vita's Ys Memories of Celceta. As foretold earlier in the year, the release is due out imminently in North America. Tackling an expansive overworld...

  • News Demon Gaze Casts a Monstrous Eye Upon European PS Vitas

    It's rude to stare

    As part of a flurry of announcements earlier today, niche publisher NIS America has confirmed that European gamers will be able to point their pernicious peepers at Demon Gaze in early 2014. The dungeon crawler – which deployed in Japan in January – sees you assume the role Oz, a brave adventurer with the ability to seal...

  • Store Update 23rd October 2013 (Europe)

    Bat to the beginning

    Much like its North American counterpart, this week’s European PlayStation Store update is similarly stacked with noteworthy content. Highlights include Batman: Arkham Origins, the re-release of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and God of War: Ascension. There’s also

  • Store Update 16th October 2013 (Europe)

    Oh, what mighty big teeth you have

    It’s the calm before the storm on the European PlayStation Store this week, with only a handful of noteworthy titles vying for your attention. The first entry in Telltale’s episodic The Wolf Among Us series is very much the star of the show, but the overdue arrival of Muramasa Rebirth is worth a mention too...

  • News Can't Wait for PS4? Ogle This Packaging to Pass the Time

    Add to basket

    Unbelievably, it’s almost here. The wait for the PlayStation 4 has felt like an eternity at times, but we’re now mere weeks away from the system being unleashed. With the ending line in sight, Sony is starting to shower the web with images of items that you can expect to find on store shelves come launch – and we figured that...

  • News Remember Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance with Staggering EU PS Plus Refresh

    Raiden you subscribe?

    PlayStation Plus is just getting silly now. Every month we expect the quality of the service to take an overdue plunge, but it somehow manages to defy our expectations every single time. That’s certainly the case in November, with the platform holder lining up an absolute screamer of a selection for European subscribers...

  • Out Now Beyond: Two Souls Explores the Other Side on PS3

    Cage and Page

    Ignore both Gran Turismo 6 and Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, and Beyond: Two Souls may just be the last major first-party exclusive that you buy for your PlayStation 3. We’ve certainly come a long way since launch title Resistance: Fall of Man, with Sony’s black behemoth now playing host to stunning digital r

  • Store Update 9th October 2013 (Europe)

    Crown jewels

    It may be pushing fashionably late to its absolute limit, but Dragon’s Crown is finally set to deploy in Europe this week. You’ll be able to purchase Vanillaware’s latest visual treat for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita from the PlayStation Store, with both versions securing sizeable PlayStation Plus discounts. Other...

  • News Expect Some Lengthy Lines Behind These PS4 Demo Pods

    "I want a go"

    The positioning of goods in retail stores has always fascinated us. There’s a psychology behind the way that are products are presented, and it looks like Sony’s aiming to obtain a very strong reaction with the PlayStation 4. Posting on its Facebook page earlier today, the German arm of SCEE revealed an image of a demo pod for its...

  • News Wow, the Assassin's Creed Heritage Collection Is the Only Game You'll Need This Year

    Travel through time

    Those of you looking to save a few pennies this holiday may want to keep your eagle eyes on the Assassin’s Creed Heritage Collection. The compilation – due out in the UK on 8th November – includes Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed 2: Game of the Year Edition, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Assassin’s Creed:

  • Store Update 2nd October 2013 (Europe)

    Lost like tears in the rain

    You’ll be able to wash away the October blues with a bunch of content on the European PlayStation Store this week. Highlights include Japan Studio’s drizzly download Rain, Paul Cuisset’s modern reimagining of Flashback, and the uber-risqué Girl Fight. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin... PS3 Games:...

  • Out Today Grand Theft Auto Online Makes a Connection on PS3

    Better with you

    Update: And it's up, folks. The patch weighs in at 39MB on the PlayStation 3. Have you downloaded it yet? What are you planning to do online first? Let us know in the comments section below. Original: Grand Theft Auto V may have launched two weeks ago, but it’s about to get a second wind courtesy of the sequel’s hotly...

September2013

  • TGS 2013 Sony Surprised by Strong Western Response to PS Vita TV

    Sending the right signals

    The recently announced PS Vita TV may be a bit of an unusual gizmo, but it’s quickly becoming a desirable product for PlayStation fans. The miniscule machine includes the full PlayStation Vita operating system, but outputs to a television, allowing you to watch movies, enjoy select portable games on your plasma screen,...

  • Store Update 18th September 2013 (Europe)

    American dream

    Grand Theft Auto V is the headline new addition on the European PlayStation Store this week, but the sandbox sequel has got a little more competition than its North American counterpart. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 launches on Friday, and is being billed as a real return to form for the series. Other arrivals include

  • News Far Cry 3 Hang Glides into EU PS Plus Instant Game Collection

    Dragon's Dogma, Street Fighter X Tekken, and more join the party

    We’re approaching the end of the month, and that means that Sony’s pulled back the curtain on yet another frankly insane European PlayStation Plus update. Starting from 25th September, you’ll be able to download Ubisoft’s tropical first-person shooter Far Cry 3 for free. The...

  • Out Today Grand Theft Auto V Hot-Wires Retail Around the Globe

    Five's the magic number

    It feels like an eternity since Grand Theft Auto V was first announced on 25th October all the way back in 2011. The title was revealed in familiar Rockstar Games fashion, with a single unexpected Tweet effectively bringing the Internet to its knees. That initial tease was followed by a mysterious trailer a week later, and...

  • News Sacrifice Your Spirit to the Dark Souls II Beta on PS3

    Prepare to die

    Quit pricking your eyelids with rusty nails – a much more masochistic pastime demands your attention. Sony has teamed up with From Software to launch a beta for Dark Souls II on the PlayStation 3, and all that you need to do to participate is register your interest on the PlayStation Store. European readers will find a special...

  • Store Update 4th September 2013 (Europe)

    War chest

    Europeans eyeing North America’s impressive PlayStation Store update this week need not feel jealous anymore, as there’s a cavalcade of content available overseas, too. Titles include Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Diablo III, and this particular author’s highlight, Farming Simulator 2013. There’s also

August2013

  • News Here's Your Very First Official PlayStation 4 Hardware Bundle

    Reasonably priced, too

    You can already pick up a PlayStation 4 bundle if you look hard enough. Most retailers are creating custom packages in order to entice consumers, but nothing official has been announced. That hasn’t stopped Amazon France from leaking what appears to be the first Sony composed hardware bundle, though, which collates the...

  • Store Update 28th August 2013 (Europe)

    Spelunky dunk

    If you were eyeing North America’s excellent PlayStation Store update with envy, then know that this week’s European refresh is similarly stacked. In addition to the wealth of new PlayStation Plus riches – Assassin’s Creed III, Jak & Daxter Trilogy, and many more – t

  • News Assassin's Creed III Stabs EU PS Plus Members in the Back

    Jak & Daxter, Stealth Inc, and more up for grabs

    As mentioned during Sony’s big GamesCom press conference this week, Assassin’s Creed III will be available for free in Europe if you’re a PlayStation Plus member from 28th August. The divisive sequel will put you inside the period appropriate boots of a new assassin, a Native American named...

  • News Dragon's Crown Rules Europe on 11th October

    King of the continent

    Dragon’s Crown may already be setting hearts aflutter in North America, but you won’t have to wait an eternity for the European release. NIS America has revealed that the brawler will bash both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita to bits on 11th October overseas. Those of you that pre-order at participating retailers...

  • Store Update 14th August 2013 (Europe)

    A-woo-hoo

    Scrooge McDuck will be investing all of his riches into the European PlayStation Store this week, as there’s plenty for the DuckTales: Remastered protagonist to get his beak into. In addition to the aforementioned WayForward remake, Fruit Ninja, Payday 2, and Open Me are all vying for your funds. Shall we get started? Pre-Order:

  • News Crash Bandicoot Spins Past 500,000 Downloads in Europe

    Naughty Gods

    Releasing old games like Crash Bandicoot on the PlayStation Network makes more sense than peanut butter and jelly, as evidenced by the fact that the PSone Classic has now surpassed 500,000 downloads in Europe. Sony confirmed the tidbit as part of its monthly digital sales charts, where the Naughty Dog hit held onto its place atop the...

  • News Sony Playing It Safe with PS4 Pre-Orders, Doesn't Want Customers to Defect

    Hoping to get lots of stock on store shelves

    As we know, Sony has locked down pre-orders for the PlayStation 4 in Europe. The platform holder has warned retailers across the continent that launch day delivery can no longer be guaranteed. However, according to

  • Store Update 7th August 2013 (Europe)

    Help yourself

    Wow, it looks like the European PlayStation Store has caught free-to-play fever. A vast majority of this week’s releases can be downloaded without even opening your digital wallet, including Spartacus Legends, Deathmatch Village, and BreakQuest: Extra Evolution. Other fresh arrivals include Floating Cloud God Saves the

  • News Yep, PS4 Pre-Orders Are No Longer Guaranteed for Launch

    You're too late

    It’s strange that Sony hasn’t officially said anything about the PlayStation 4’s pre-order scenario in Europe. We suspect that it wants punters to go ahead and put a deposit on the system, anyway – even if launch day consoles are now no longer guaranteed. That’s official at this point by the way, as UK outlet ShopTo has...

  • News Yes, The Last of Us Does Lack Exploding Heads in Europe

    Gratuitous violence yanked from international release

    Earlier in the year, a report suggested that The Last of Us had been censored in Europe. Hot on the heels of a slew of disgruntled forum posts, Movie-Censorship.com noted that dismemb

  • Store Update 31st July 2013 (Europe)

    Kingdom come

    Much like its North American counterpart, the latest European PlayStation Store update is brimming with noteworthy additions. Content includes Cloudberry Kingdom, PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate HD, and BioShock Infinite’s first

July2013

  • News BreakQuest: Extra Evolution Bouncing onto PS Vita on 7th August

    PlayStation Minis port will be free-to-play

    We’ve been badgering Ukrainian indie Beatshapers about its PlayStation Vita port of the awesome BreakQuest: Extra Evolution for some time, but finally the studio has managed to supply us with a date. The title – which crashed onto the PlayStation Minis platform last year – is set to batter some b

  • Store Update 17th July 2013 (Europe)

    Nothing to see here

    We were hoping that this week’s European PlayStation Store update would offer something of merit after last week’s shambles, but it turns out that the games industry really is on vacation. We suppose that there’s The Smurfs 2 to keep you entertained. Urgh, forget it – we’re going outside to eat a Calippo. PS3 Games:...

  • News Need for Speed: Most Wanted Leads High-Octane EU PS Plus Refresh

    Lineup includes Mafia II, Spec Ops: The Line, and more

    The sun is certainly shining, but that’s not stopping Sony from waving the chequered flag on another insane European PlayStation Plus offering. Starting from 31st July, you’ll be able to burn rubber in Need for Speed: Most Wanted, all without needing to worry about the price of petrol. But...

  • News Survey Finds PS4 the Most Attractive Console for European Developers

    Sony's system won't be short of support

    If you’re worried that the PlayStation 4 may struggle to cultivate a compelling catalogue of content in the months directly following its launch, then you may want to put those concerns out in the cold for the time being. A developer survey has revealed that Sony’s next generation system is more...

  • Store Update 10th July 2013 (Europe)

    The one that nearly got away

    It’s been an incredible year for gaming thus far, but we’ve definitely hit the summer lull. As such, you could probably forgive us for skipping this week’s European PlayStation Store update entirely – and we nearly did. Still, we’ve managed to engineer a spare minute or two, so here’s the latest content vying...

  • News Guacamelee's Price Temporarily Pinned in Europe

    Cross-buy platformer gets cheaper

    Canadian outfit Drinkbox Studios has wrestled with the price of Guacamelee in Europe, bringing the lovely luchador adventure’s point of entry down to just £7.99/€9.99. The offer will be valid until 17th July, after which it will reapply its mask, and reset its cost back to £9.99/€12.99. You know what you...

  • Store Update 3rd July 2013 (Europe)

    Time and time again

    PlayStation Plus gets its monthly refresh in Europe this week, bringing with it a bevy of complimentary content for you to enjoy. Outside of the freebies, this week’s PlayStation Store update isn’t exactly bulging with new releases, but there are a few PlayStation Vita games vying for your attention, including Total Recoil...

June2013

  • News The Last of Us Lacks Multiplayer Dismemberments in Europe

    Sweetness and light

    The Last of Us is not the type of game that you should play while devouring a plate of spaghetti bolognese. Naughty Dog’s survival horror opus is packed with more blood, guts, and gore than a butcher’s backroom. Alas, the European release doesn’t quite boast the same level of spew-inducing viscera as its North American...

  • News Puppeteer Stages a Demo on European PlayStation Network Soon

    Dress rehearsal

    Japan Studio’s quirky PlayStation 3 platform adventure Puppeteer is set to break a leg a little earlier than expected in Europe. Those of you residing in the region will be invited to read a few lines with the cast of the side scrolling adventure “soon”, as the developer applies the finishing touches to the title’s demo...

  • News Sony Has No Plans For Vita StreetPass Rival Toro's Friend Network In Europe

    Well, boo.

    The 3DS may be technically inferior to the PS Vita, but its StreetPass feature has long been viewed with jealousy by many Sony fans. Using the console's wireless connection, it allows 3DS owners to share data, take part in mini-games and generally indulge in all kinds of social fun. Earlier this month, Sony launched its StreetPass...

  • Store Update 19th June 2013 (Europe)

    OMG Edition

    After a slow couple of weeks, the European PlayStation Store is back with a vengeance. This week’s update includes a wealth of content, spanning Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara HD, Thunder Wolves, and the Jak & Daxter Collection. The refresh also marks the arrival of OMG HD Zombies, which you can learn mor

  • News PlayStation Vita Mega Pack Bundles Outrageous Value

    Pick up an 8GB memory card with 10 free games

    We all know that the price of the PlayStation Vita’s memory cards is an enormous issue, but Sony is attempting to offset the problem by launching a new line of 8GB cards bundling ten downloadable titles. Due out on 21st June in Europe for €39.99, the tempting Mega Pack includes an empty storage...

  • News Battlefield 3 Deploys As Part of Bumper EU PlayStation Plus Update

    Saints Row: The Third, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus, and more on offer

    Sony may be about to start charging for online multiplayer, but it’s really hard to argue against the value of PlayStation Plus. The platform holder has just revealed the premium service’s European offering for July, and it includes a little release called Battlefield 3...

  • Out Today The Last of Us Lives to See Another Day

    It can't be for nothing

    The sun may have set on E3 2013, but the fun’s just about to start for the rest of you. After weeks of waiting, Sony has finally laid The Last of Us’ decomposing carcass on physical and digital store shelves. The game – which sees you assume the role of a weary middle-aged man named Joel – takes you on an adventure...

  • Store Update 12th June 2013 (Europe)

    Dancing shoes

    There’s a demo for Hatsune Miku Project Diva F available as part of this week’s European PlayStation Store update, which has us intrigued. Other goodies include free-to-play fighter Tekken Revolution and a little game called The Last of Us. You may have heard of it. PS3 Games: Carnivores Bundle Price: £5.99/€6.99, PEGI: 12,...

  • News PlayStation Plus Reloads with Uncharted 3, XCOM, and LBP Karting

    Tasty treats

    Incredibly, it’s almost been a year since Sony introduced PlayStation Plus’ excellent Instant Game Collection initiative. As such, the platform holder is set to refresh the evergreen titles that have occupied the service for the past year with some brand new software. Starting next week (Tuesday in North America and Wednesday in...

  • Store Update 5th June 2013 (Europe)

    Crab salad

    This week’s European PlayStation Store update may not be bulging at the seams, but we can forgive its brevity due to its inclusion of Coconut Dodge Revitalised. The full PlayStation Vita overhaul is available for free for PlayStation Plus subscribers, and should be an instant download. Honestly, the only way that you can have more fun...

May2013

  • Store Update 29th May 2013 (Europe)

    On the prowl

    This week’s European PlayStation Store update is quite the varied feast. Just some of the highlights on offer at the gaming buffet are Wonderbook: Diggs Nightcrawler, Fuse, and The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character. Elsewhere, Quell Memento is also up for grabs, while shameless impostor

  • News The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character Spins onto PSN This Week

    Like a record, baby

    Dakko Dakko’s colourful platformer The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character is set to spin onto the PlayStation Vita this week, the Welsh outfit has announced. The game – which originally deployed on the PlayStation Minis platform – sees you controlling an anthropomorphic cephalopod mollusc through increasingly...

  • News Sony Scores with Enormous PS4 Champions League Final Presence

    System almost certainly out this year in Europe

    We feel for the players of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. Both teams have the ultimate prize in club football within their grasp – but those PlayStation 4 banners must be mighty distracting. We’re not sure how either side is going to be able to focus on putting the ball in the net when they...

  • News Newspaper Promotion Practically Confirms European PS4 Launch This Year

    It's Happening.gif

    We considered before the Xbox One’s reveal what kind of response Sony may have planned to counter Microsoft’s moment – but it’s actually done a better job than we expected. In addition to Monday’s surprise PlayStation 4 trailer, the platform holder has also been advertising the system like mad over the past few days –...

  • Store Update 22nd May 2013 (Europe)

    Taking a leak

    Everyone’s going barmy for the bathroom in this week’s European PlayStation Store update, as Men’s Room Mayhem bursts onto the PlayStation Vita. The pee ‘em up is joined by a whole host of hits that you won’t want to flush away, including Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Resident Evil: Revelations, and, er, Fast & Furious:...

  • Store Update 15th May 2013 (Europe)

    Neutrino speed

    There are a decent roster of titles available as part of this week’s European PlayStation Store update, but you only really need to know about one: Velocity Ultra. After a long wait, FuturLab’s award winning arcade hit has finally teleported its way onto the PlayStation Vita, and we couldn’t be more excited. Other new arrivals...

  • News Ready Your Sword and Shield for June's European PlayStation Plus Update

    Kingdoms of Amalur, Demon's Souls, and more up for grabs

    There’s a bit of a medieval theme to next month’s European PlayStation Plus offering. Sony has confirmed that Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will be available for free from 29th May. It’ll be joined around the, er, round table by Demon’s Souls and the unmissable ICO & Shadow of...

  • News Sony Will Do 'Whatever It Takes' to Release the PS4 in Europe This Year

    Platform holder fears increased pressure from Microsoft

    It looks like Sony has heeded our advice, and opted to prioritise Europe ahead of the launch of the PlayStation 4. CVG claims that the manufacturer has earmarked the region as one of its most important targets, and has committed to do “whatever it takes” in order to release its next...

  • 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

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