Leap year download
Today's a rare occasion that only happens once every four years — Sony has revamped the way it presents the PlayStation Store update, intended to make it easier than ever to find out what's available, where and for how much. Let's see what's up today. PlayStation Network New Content: PS3 Games BioShock 2 (£14.99, €19.99,...
After months of waiting, the western versions of Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds — also known as Everybody's Golf: World Tour — finally have PlayStation Move and 3DTV support. Our friends iWaggle3D grabbed the patch and have already posted up some first impressions of its motion controls. A word of warning: you have to perform a full...
More PS2 classics
The PS2 Classics are coming thick and fast now, with a true fighting classic hitting PSN today. Don't forget all the Vita PSN content went up last night, so don't expect to find it here. PS3 Games: Just Dance 3 (£29.99/€39.99)Rating: PEGI 3Availability: All LocalesFile Size: 11GB Smash ‘N’ Survive (£9.99/€12.99)Ratin
It's finally here!
The wait is over: PlayStation Vita is finally available in Europe and North America. The console went on sale at midnight across the western hemisphere, with launch parties in major cities welcoming Sony's gleaming new handheld to the world. If you've already got your Vita from a midnight launch or are heading out to pick it up...
Get 'em all here
The European PlayStation Store update normally hits on a Wednesday afternoon, but with PlayStation Vita launching at midnight tonight Sony's obviously decided to get the digital games up early. Here's the complete list of games that'll be available in the European PlayStation Vita Store later today. What will you be downloading?...
PS2 Classics are here
After the bumper PS Store update for North America yesterday Europe's not left out in the cold, with stacks of new content including no fewer than 27 PS2 Classics added today. Let's dive in. PlayStation Network New Content: Full Games (PS3): Move Street Cricket (£11.90/€14.99)Rating: PEGI 3Availability: Not available in...
Long wait ahead
Much anticipated Level-5 and Studio Ghibli team-up Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is getting a full European translation ahead of its release in early 2013. In the next 12 months Namco Bandai will localise the game with full English voiceovers — though the Japanese voice track will stay — and subtitles in English, French,...
It's 1pm on Wednesday which means it's time to see what's up for addition to the PlayStation Store this week. Full Games (PS3): The Simpsons Arcade Game (£9.99/€7.99) Free for PS Plus members (21MB) Malicious (£6.49/€7.99) PS Plus members receive 20% discount (File Size: 525MB) Mortal Kombat (£29.99/€39.99) (9.2GB) —
Games Mini Ninjas (£14.99/19.99) Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (£14.99/19.99) Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (£17.49/21.99) Under Siege (£7.99/9.99) PlayStation Minis Prehistoric Isle (£1.99/2.49) Demos Gotham City Impostors Beta Pixeljunk Sidescroller Demo Twisted Metal Beta Syndicate Demo Add-On Game Content Dead Island...
Rune Factory: Oceans — known as Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny in North America — is coming to Europe in 2012 courtesy of Rising Star Games. The Move-enabled farming title is down for a Q2 release in the publisher's latest schedule. Interestingly RSG isn't bringing over the Wii version, which is all-but identical. You can read our Rune...
Sony's released a batch of lifestyle shots showing off the PlayStation Vita in the trendiest ways imaginable
The shots show a bunch of impossibly attractive twenty-something males playing about with their new console in public. The images prove that the PlayStation Vita's way too hip for the likes of us. Look, we don't shop at River Island. Nor do we study Media Studies. Pssht. Hardcore gamer's..
For those of you that are planning on receiving (or indeed giving) a copy of Catherine to a loved one on Valentine's day, we've got news for you: Deep Silver has announced that all pre-orders of the game will come with an exclusive artbook and soundtrack CD, unavailable anywhere else
The additional goodies should be enough to earn you some extra brownie points from you're loved one. However, we've..
Games AMY (£7.99/9.99) Zack Zero (£9.99/12.99) Darksiders (£11.99/14.99) PlayStation Minis Psycho Soldier (£1.99/2.49) Victory Road (£1.99/2.49) Trailblazer (£1.99/2.49) Demos GRAND SLAM TENNIS 2 Demo Final Fantasy XIII-2 Demo Asuras Wrath Demo Add-On Game Content The King of Fighters XIII Mr.Karate...
In news that will almost certainly bring out the mainstream media's pitchforks, Sony has supposedly cut the PlayStation Vita's shipment by 50% in France
The cull is probably designed to better service other regions, but we daresay it will bring out the the "doomed" brigade in the coming days. For what it's worth, the unconfirmed report filed by PlayPortable-Live, states that the PS Vita's..
Sony's closed down Little Deviants developer BigBig Studios, a Develop report has revealed
The announcement comes alongside news of a major shake-up for the platform holder's Cambridge division. The Leamington Spa-based BigBig Studios recently finished worked on the PlayStation Vita launch title, Little Deviants, after spending the past several years focusing its efforts on the PlayStation..
Looks like Sony's started rolling out Netflix on PlayStation 3s across the UK and Ireland
A quick check on our own system confirmed the icon for the digital movie streaming service under the TV heading of the XMB. Clicking on the application prompts a small 13mb download. After tremendous success in North America, Netflix confirmed it would be...
Sony's lifted the lid on the PlayStation Vita's gigantic launch line-up for North America
Director of hardware marketing, John Koller, described the unprecedented 25 game strong launch line-up as the "biggest and best" any platform has ever released alongside. Even if Koller is paid to say these things, it's hard to disagree. Day one titles from the platform holder include Uncharted:..
If you've been a good boy or girl this Christmas, you might want to reward yourself with the odd PlayStation Network download or two
Thankfully you won't have to pay top dollar for the privilege, as SCEE has announced a new Festive Sale initiative set to kick off on December 23rd. During the period Sony will be discounting more than 100 downloads on...
Top drawer dungeon crawler Dungeon Defenders is finally out in Europe today, two months after its North American release. To apologise for the delay, European PSN users will be able to download the DLC pack "The Quest for the Lost Shards Part 1: Mistymire Forest" for free in January. Read our Dungeon Defenders review for more on...
Prepare the champagne
Reef Entertainment's announced what we make to be the third official release for Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle — 24th February 2012. The point-and-click adventure was due for release on 4th November, then was put back until 3rd February, but Reef is giving it a little extra polish and putting it out on 24th February...
Oh, you got it
If you're still without a camera mount or clip for your PlayStation Eye, Snakebyte's just released its cam:clip in Europe. The clip can be adjusted to fit most plasma and LCD TVs, and is available now for €9.99. It's not quite as imposing as this PS Eye, Kinect and Wii Megazord, but then what is? snakebyte announces cam:clip for...
Collector's Edition detailed too
Ninja Gaiden III will reach Europe on 23rd March complete with Dead or Alive 5 demo, Tecmo Koei has confirmed. Those who pre-order Ryu Hayabusa's first motion-controlled adventure will be eligible for a downloadable demo of the upcoming fighter, but it's the collector's edition that's most tantalising, with an art...
Better late than never
Just two months after it was released on Wii and Xbox 360, Just Dance 3 reaches PlayStation 3 this week. Released on Tuesday in North America and today across Europe, the game brings PlayStation Move support for up to four players. We're putting the game through its paces at the moment and will have a full review in the near...
Promising looking PlayStation Portable exclusive horror adventure, Corpse Party -- which has been receiving rave reviews in North America -- has been lavished with a European release date
Publisher XSEED's confirmed on its official forum that the 16-bit downloadable exclusive will launch on the European PlayStation Store from December 14th for just 14.99 (presumably £11.99). Personally we can't..
European PlayStation Plus subscribers will net a complimentary copy of Tomb Raider: Underworld this month
That's in addition to free copies of Cool Boarders, Sneezies and Orbit, as well as a slew of savings and discounts, including half-price offers on Split/Second and Burnout Crash. Subscribers will also net a free copy of Marvel Pinball later in...
Child of Eden was pretty cheap to begin with, but as part of Sony's 12 Deals of Christmas it just got even cheaper. Head to the European PlayStation Store and depending on your location you could get as much as 50% off the price of Q? Entertainment's sterling shooter. The deal only runs until 7th December so if you want to get a...
We've always talked up the value proposition of Sony's PlayStation Plus subscription service, but even we'd admit the last couple of months have been a bit slow
Sony's aiming to bring back the goodwill with its "12 Gift Of Christmas" initiative for European PlayStation Plus subscribers. Similarly to its "12 Deals Of Christmas" discount program, the promotion will see twelve..
Advent calendars are good, but we want to countdown to Christmas in style
Thankfully SCEE's got our backs. Announced on the European arm of the PlayStation Blog, the platform holder's revealed a seasonal PSN initiative offering 12 amazing deals through the dark months of December. The catch is that each deal will only be open for 48 hours, so you'll...
New mini site too
If PlayStation Move sales really are catching up with Kinect, a new campaign might just tip the balance in Sony's favour. The PlayStation Move mini site from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe contains information, videos and a Move competition. The videos might not make much sense — something about gorillas and giant donuts —...
In a week of fantastic Vita news, here's the cherry on top. Konami has confirmed it's bringing New Little King's Story to Europe in 2012. We have new screenshots below. Let the good times commence. KONAMI unveils New Little King’s Story for PlayStation®Vita Incredible new role-playing game heads to new Sony portable system Konami...
If you didn't cave in and import a North American copy of Catherine earlier in the year, then Deep Silver's got some hot news for you
The European publisher's revealed that the steamy puzzle platformer is set to launch in February overseas, with a reversible cover allowing you to switch between the game's two provocative female protagonists. If you're anything like miserable lead character Vincent,..
With next-generation speculation hot on every publication's lips, PlayStation Europe's Jim Ryan has said that it would be "undesirable" for the PlayStation 4 to launch later than its competitors
Chatting with Eurogamer at a press event in London, Ryan said of the PlayStation 4: "I think we would consider it undesirable to be significantly later than the competition." But with rumours of..
Sony's pushed back the release of its PlayStation branded 3D display in Europe
The screen was originally set to release alongside its North American counter-part, but is currently without a date on Amazon.co.uk. As well as offering affordable 3D, the set includes a nifty local multiplayer feature that allows two gamers to view a full image on the same screen.
According to Sony Worldwide Studios Europe gaffer, Michael Denny, PlayStation Vita has "one of the best launch line-ups of any games console ever launched"
And based on the strength of the publisher's enormous first-party European launch line-up, we're struggling to disagree. Sony announced the line-up — which features the likes of Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Wipeout 2048 and Modnation Racers: Road..
Take a bite
Update: Funbox Media tells us the game isn't out until December. Phew! Here's one that passed us by: culinary title Order Up!! — the two exclamation marks are important — is coming to PS3 with Move support. An enhanced version of a game originally released on Wii several years ago, Order Up!! allows two players to go head-to-head in...
Get the details inside
After much speculation over exactly who would power Vita's 3G network across Europe, Sony has revealed it's joining forces with Vodafone to provide the console's always-on connectivity. The deal extends to the following countries: UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and The Netherlands, and...
Sony's announced that it has partnered with Vodafone to provide PlayStation Vita's 3G connectivity in regions across Europe
The mobile giant will provide service in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and The Netherlands. Those in France will receive service from Vodafone's partner in the region. Sony confirmed that the 3G model will include a SIM card "so..
The cardboard cut-outs are gone
It's not just SCEA that's gone through a re-imagining of its marketing strategy lately — SCEE's jumped on board too. And there's definitely a hint of the "old" PlayStation marketing message in this new European PlayStation Move commercial. The 60-second spot shows an unreasonably attractive couple rushing through an exciting and cinematic landscape. Brand..
The PlayStation Vita is due out in just over three months
And in order to celebrate — and presumably persuade you to pre-order — Sony's announced a European initiative that will reward you for getting your name down early with a bunch of additional goodies. Anyone that pre-orders at selected retailers from November 30th will be eligible for a PS Vita Gift Pack, which includes limited edition..
PSN release confirmed
Move Mind Benders is out on Blu-ray this Friday, but if you can't wait — or, more probably, you just don't want to leave your gaming lair — you can download it from the European PlayStation Store right now. The £17.99/€24.99 is a bundle of some of Move's best puzzlers; your money gets you echochrome ii, Tumble and an...
Out 25th November
Deep Silver's frosty sports compilation Winter Stars has just entered production, with a European release confirmed for 25th November. For readers in North America, you can expect to pick the game up next week. Here's a trailer for the road: WINTER STARS TAKES UP START POSITION – NEW MOTION-CONTROLLED GAME REACHES GOLD STATUS...
We didn't really expect to wake up to a release date for PlayStation Vita this morning. But that's exactly what's happened. Let's get the hard details out of the way before we start all the rampant cheering and jubilation: PlayStation Vita will launch in Europe, North America, Africa, the Middle East, Australasia and Canada on February 22nd, 2012. The news was broken by SCEA president Jack..
You know you want to
We nearly missed this little downloadable demo in the European PlayStation Store, but nothing gets by us here at Movemodo, so we're happy to let you know you can download a free demo of DanceStar Party, known as Everybody Dance in North America. The full game is out in just a few weeks, but if you can't wait then this trial...
It be a shame for sure
We were looking forward to exploring the mysteries of Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle later this year, but publisher Reef Entertainment has decided to delay disembarking until February next year. Citing "critical and fan feedback", Reef's commercial director Craig Lewis says: This is a very important launch...
Little known Ubisoft music game Rocksmith has been delayed in Europe
The guitar game — which allows players to plug a real guitar into the PlayStation 3 — was pushed back due to music licensing and "other external factors" according to a post on the game's Facebook page. Ubisoft warned against importing the game, noting that services such as the PlayStation Store are region-locking,..
Maligned PlayStation Store manager Andy Stewart has told commenters on the PlayStation Blog that the much anticipated PlayStation 2 titles released as part of last week's North American update "are coming to Europe"
When, exactly, remains something of a mystery. Stewart would only conclude that the games are "en route". Niche favourites such as God Hand and Odin Sphere released as part of..
Start cooing now
Vita may not be out until next year, but that doesn't mean you can't find out exactly what you'll be seeing on shop shelves when the console launches. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe hardware product manager Adam Grant took to the PlayStation Blog to reveal the console's box and pre-installed applications. The box itself isn't...
Drink it up readers
This is the packaging your shiny new PlayStation Vita will be contained within when you pick up the hardware next year. Sony's European PlayStation Vita product manager, Adam Grant, unveiled the boxart on the PlayStation Blog this morning. In addition, Grant's outlined each of the PlayStation Vita's on-board apps. The post doesn't contain anything we don't already know, but it's..
Sony never gets much luck
This year alone it's been a hit by an Earthquake, widely publicised hack-attack and riots. Now it's predicting financial trouble due to the falling Euro and its inability to protect itself from the changes. Without diving too heavily into an unbelievably dry Bloomberg report — many of Sony's exports are to European countries. Some of those countries are broke..
Do you want the good news or the bad news? We'll start with the bad
SCEE's decided not to promote its PSN exclusive titles as heavily in Europe as in North America. "'The Only On PlayStation Network programme is for the SCEA region only," a Sony spokesperson revealed when asked by Eurogamer. Silly idea? We think so. We don't really...
Brush with fate
Press Play's enhanced conversion of its original WiiWare hit — now known as Max and the Magic Marker: Gold Edition — is available from the European PlayStation Store. Naturally the transition to PSN brings HD graphics and support for PlayStation Move, but you can get a feel for its other new features in the official launch...
Sony intends to transform PlayStation Home into "the biggest and best social gaming service on any console", the platform holder has said in a new post on the European arm of the PlayStation Blog
We already know that Sony's got a full reboot for the series in the works, but SCEE's Darren Cairns has given a little more indication as to what we can...
Prices coming down
If you're after a cheap Move bargain from Sony's top drawer, you'll be pleased to know the European Platinum range has expanded with four new titles. The newly Move-fitted LittleBigPlanet 2 and superlative shooter Killzone 3 both join the budget range, alongside MotorStorm Apocalypse, which is due to be updated for Move in the...
Sony's announced that four more blockbuster PS3 titles are joining the platform holder's "Platinum" range in Europe
New titles include LittleBigPlanet 2, MotorStorm: Apocalypse, Gran Turismo 5 and Killzone 3. Each of the titles will be available at around £20. If you've yet to pick up any of the listed titles, there's never been a better opportunity.
Buckles swashed too
Point-and-click adventure Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle just got a European date: it'll reach PlayStation 3 shores on Friday 4th November, three weeks before it launches on other consoles. The Move-enabled game is a spin-off of the popular So Blonde series and is written by Steve Ince, renowned for his work on classic...
While much of the Internet sat bemused at the announcement of a new PSP for Europe during this year's GamesCom, we were fairly calm about it
While the announcement of the device certainly took us by surprise, we also felt like it made a lot of sense. Sony's PSP strategy has shifted in recent years, with the platform holder targeting younger users. SCEE's new gaffer Jim Ryan confirmed the philosophy..
No date yet
It's been a while since Minna No Golf 5 — aka Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds*, aka Everybody's Golf: World Tour — got its PlayStation Move patch in Japan, with no word on if or when the controller would get support outside of Japan. Now we can reveal Sony Computer Entertainment Europe will add PlayStation Move support to the game in...
As promised, Ghostlight has confirmed the contents of its collector's edition for the European release of The Legends Of Heroes: Trails In The Sky
The premium package includes a copy of the game on UMD, five art-cards, a soundtrack CD with 33 tracks from the game, and a collector's edition box. Those ordering the game directly from Ghostlight's store will also receive an A1 poster. Ghostlight's yet..
Sony likes splashing out on expensive truck liveries
A couple of years back it bought up some God Of War III advertising space on a couple of lorries, and now the platform holder's giving inFamous 2 protagonist Cole MacGrath a ride around mainland Europe. These trucks will be touring the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France over the coming months, so if you're in the..
Remember the "affordable" PlayStation branded 3DTV that Sony announced at E3? The platform holder's announced that the 24" stereoscopic display is making its way to Europe this year too
The TV will retail for 499 across Europe during the Autumn. Sony executive Jim Ryan boasted the television's ability to offer an "accessible entry to 3D gaming". The display will cost £499 in the UK..
Perhaps the biggest 'WTF?' moment of Sony's GamesCom press conference this evening was the announcement of a new PlayStation Portable model for Europe
The updated hardware will launch without Wi-Fi support, but will cost a mere 99.99. The new handheld is due out this Fall, and will be marketed heavily alongside Sony's budget PSP Essentials range. SCEA's said there are no plans to launch the new..
Despite the anticipation being nowhere near E3, we always enjoy the muted build-up to the GamesCom press conferences
You're never going to see a megaton announcement at GamesCom, but because the anticipation is lower, those muted surprises are all the more impactful. The PlayStation 3 Slim announcement in 2009 was huge, and we'll never forget the furore surrounding Resistance 3 last year. This year..
Still too long to wait?
We know Vita is pushed back to 2012, and we've been taking a look at the implications of the delay in a series of recent features, but now we've come to terms that the console won't be sitting under any Western Christmas trees this year, with a six month wait looking likely. According to newsletters sent out by various...
Ubi finally comes clean
Q? Entertainment's much-anticipated Child of Eden will finally come to PlayStation 3 in Europe on 30th September, complete with support for PlayStation Move and 3DTV sets. Ubisoft finally announced the features yesterday, but can it compete with the exceptional Child of Eden on Kinect? We'll find out in September. UBISOFT®...
If it wants to
Get Up And Dance will be hoping to start the Christmas party season off early when it releases in Europe on 4th November. The Move dancing game will have stiff competition from PQube's Dance! It's Your Stage, Sony's Everybody Dance! (aka DanceStar Party) and of course the behemoth that is Just Dance 3. The press release below uses an...
We always knew it was a likely scenario, but we chose to believe otherwise
Sony never officially said the PlayStation Vita would get a worldwide launch this year, only ever really committing to a Japanese launch. "Phased global rollout" was the textbook buzzword Sony used. But we believed because it made sense. How could Sony not put the PlayStation Vita out in all major markets before..
Japan in 2011
Bad news everyone — PlayStation Vita will miss 2011 in Europe and America. Sony Computer Entertainment vice president Kaz Hirai made the pronouncement minutes ago. The console will still make it to Japan this year, however. Hirai didn't go into much detail about the reason for the delay, but did say that it was to make sure the...
It's the news we've all been dreading, especially after we've had so many indications pointing towards a 2011 release, but NowGamer's citing retail sources that state the PlayStation Vita will not launch in Europe before 2011 is out
Only last week we got a retail flier indicating that Vita could launch on October 28th, but we stated at the time that the date was probably a guesstimate by the..
Visit the European PlayStation Blog at any point in the week and you'll no doubt spot a large number of people moaning in the comments
Often these complaints stem from the lack of quality PSone re-releases on the PlayStation Store. SCEE's been pretty open about the challenges of bringing some of this content over in recent months, and so today its...
Go back in time
The humble point and click adventure once ruled the roost, with Broken Sword, Monkey Island and more just some of the highlights. Now the genre's due to make a bit of a comeback with Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle for PlayStation Move, due Q4 2011. The game is written by Broken Sword scribe Steve Ince and is related to the...
Just a heads up to any European PlayStation Plus subscribers: Sony's got another wave of goodies to give-away this month
Most of which revolve around Section 8: Prejudice, which launches on the PlayStation Store this afternoon. PlayStation Plus subscribers will get access to the exclusive Hunter Armour should they decide to pick up the game. The...
Unsurprisingly, Sony will make the PlayStation Vita available at next month's GamesCom
Sony's yet to announce the line-up of games it will be bringing to the event, but expect the usual suspects: Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Wipeout 2048 and Everybody's Golf Next. Fingers crossed Sony use GamesCom to give PlayStation Vita a big 2011 European release date. Please.
Ask and ye shall receive -- Sony has announced that it will be handling publishing duties on the hotly anticipated Tekken Hybrid in Europe
The brilliant teaser-movie-nostalgia package includes an HD version of the original Tekken Tag Tournament, the CG movie Tekken: Blood Vengeance and a special preview for the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Basically, this is fan-service at its very best. The..
Please date PlayStation Vita for 2011
Please date PlayStation Vita for 2011. Please date PlayStation Vita for 2011. We predict two fates for Sony's GamesCom press conference this year: jubilation or abject disappointment. All eyes are going to be on the date Sony gives PlayStation Vita in Europe and North America. Japan's pretty much confirmed for a 2011 release, but Sony's been very coy about..
Sony has signed an exclusivity contract with LittleBigPlanet Vita developer Double Eleven
The British studio (comprised of former Rockstar Leeds employees) will develop titles exclusively for PlayStation platforms going forward. The firm is currently hard at work on LittleBigPlanet Vita, but will move onto new titles for various Sony platforms in the future. Double Eleven are one of the most..
Going for a song
The wait for Child of Eden to make the way over from Kinect might test the patience of some PlayStation Move owners, but this should take the sting off: the game is going to cost a lot less on PS3. Ubisoft has announced the game will hit Europe on 23rd September, with a price of just £19.99 listed on the publisher's digital shop...
Slip slidin' in
After a month of doing donuts in the North American PlayStation Store, Sega Rally Online Arcade has started the European leg of its PSN Rally, complete with PlayStation Move support. The game will set you back £6.29 or €7.99 if you want to take it for a spin. We've already given it a thorough test drive, and here's an excerpt from...
It's the report we've all been dreading, but it's finally here
Both VG247 and CVG are reporting that the PlayStation Vita will not launch in Europe until 2012. Apparently Sony is weighing up a January or February launch, while a US and Japan release still looks likely for Christmas 2011. Shafted once again. Fantastic. "Sony know it's effectively gifting the festive handheld market to 3DS -..
Europe's update is on
The PlayStation Store updated in Europe today with some new downloadable content for several Move-enabled games. Here's what's out now. Also, although it's not PlayStation Move-related, we'd like you to know there will be a Sonic Generations demo on PlayStation Store tomorrow. Killzone 3: From the Ashes Map Pack...
SCEE's registered two new trademarks for PSVita and PlayStation Vita in Europe, adding weight to the rumours suggesting the former codename will be the NGP's final name
The trademarks were spotted on GAF, and were registered on Friday to the Trademarks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union. There's really no point debating it anymore: Vita is almost certainly going to be NGP's final..
Poor old Under Siege has had a rocky road to the PlayStation Store: originally planned for release in late 2010, it suffered delay after delay before finally being set for release in April. Of course, the PlayStation Network outage struck, but now the PlayStation Store is back online the game is finally available. The fully Move-compatible...
Conquer the world from your sofa
So far, Buzz! The Ultimate Music Quiz has the Move quiz market all to itself, but that motion-controlled monopoly won't last long, as National Geographic Challenge! is on the way in June. Taking a leaf out of Buzz!'s fondness for exclamation marks, National Geographic Challenge! is a Risk-style affair with players...
Surprisingly good choices
It's not long until the PlayStation Store is back now, and as part of its promised "Welcome Back" programme Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced the games affected users will be able to choose from as compensation. Users across Europe can choose two of the following PS3 games:...
Definitely not for kids
No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise is coming to Europe next week, and Konami wants to get you better acquainted with series hero Travis Touchdown by publishing a new trailer. The new PS3 version has been awarded an 18 rating thanks to its inclusion of blood, as well as plenty of swearing and over-the-top violence, as is made...
Won't need to rustle up many notes
PlayStation Move Ape Escape — called simply Ape Escape in Europe — will be available from PlayStation Network in North America, but in Europe the game is is heading to retail next month, with several retailers putting a pleasantly low price on the Move-exclusive net 'em up. Amazon lists the game at £24.99 with...
Make a racquet
After the disappointment that was Top Spin 4 comes Sega's attempt at mastering the Move tennis game with Virtua Tennis 4, out today across Europe. Unlike Top Spin, Virtua Tennis limits the use of Move to offline-only modes: Exhibition and Party, with no Move support for the World Tour or online play. It does however use 1:1 motion...
Better load up
Just as we'd all but given hope of seeing Activision's animal-blaster Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011 reaching Europe, the company pulls it out of the bag by announcing a release date of 6th May 2011. This year's outing is notable for including a full first-person story mode that sees a family head into the woods to kill things, as well...
Sorry, North America
Here's something that might put bees in a few bonnets: tomorrow's European launch of SOCOM: Special Forces doesn't come with a SOCOM Pro access code because this access is free for European PlayStation Network users. North American SOCOM Pro access is only free with the purchase of a new game — players who pick up the game...
Better late than never
It's been a long road to the PlayStation Store for Under Siege: originally set for release in December last year, the game was beset by delays but is finally set for release in Europe on 27th April for £11.99/€14.99. Seed Studios' real-time strategy game launches with PlayStation Move support, a built-in map editor and...
Access code: denied
We recently told you about the SOCOM 4 "Pro" Access Code to be included in the American release of SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs (known as SOCOM: Special Forces in Europe). Following in the footsteps of EA and THQ, the code is a once-use only affair that limits online access for gamers who pick up the game pre-owned, while...
Aiming for 147 on Friday
Hustle Kings may have the baize and shiny balls market all sewn up on PlayStation Network, but there's a new challenger in the form of WSC Real 11, due out in Europe on Friday. Developer and publisher Dark Energy Digital just confirmed the game will feature PlayStation Move support available as a downloadable patch on day...
Sony has cut the European price of the PSP by approximately 24 percent in a bid to improve final breath sales in the region
The PSP has been cut from its original price of 169.99 to <span>129.99 and is effective as of today. The price was reduced to $129.99 in North America earlier in the year.</span> "The price cut is aimed at increasing adoption of the player in..
If you're in the mood to knock down some pins with your Move controller and you haven't yet tried the decent High Velocity Bowling, today sees the European launch of Brunswick Pro Bowling. There's plenty of content to get stuck into with the game, from a Career Mode to a Split Challenge that'll test even the most experience bowlers...
PS Plus members get it free
For some, Killzone 3 came and went in the blink of an eye, but those still waging war on Helghan's surface can explore new battlefields with extra downloadable content available from the PlayStation Store. The Steel Rain pack contains two multiplayer maps inspired by locations from the campaign mode: Junkyard, a...
Europe's chance to tame the tiger
Move gets its third dedicated golf game today in the familiar form of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters. Tiger's second outing on Move has a lot to prove after last year's effort disappointed many with its implementation of Move controls, and our upcoming review will go a fair way to find out whether EA has got...
A rare sales report compiled by IDG and cited in a GameStop document has given us the first picture of Europe's console install base for some time
The data puts PlayStation 3 about a million units ahead of XBOX 360, despite launching some 15 months after Microsoft's console. The report, accurate as of December 2010, puts PS3 sales at 14.7 million with XBOX 360 at 13.7 million. The report notes that..
The PlayStation 3 is four years old today in Europe
Hurrah. The system launched on Friday, March 23rd 2007 after a pretty enormous delay. The game launched alongside Resistance: Fall Of Man and MotorStorm, as well as Ridge Racer 7 and Call Of Duty 3. SCEUK recently announced that the PlayStation 3 has sold four million units in Britain, with a grand total of 47.9 million units worldwide. Happy..
Ubisoft has a ball
There's a trio of new Move games on European shelves this week, with Ubisoft bringing a pair of titles and 2K Sports also contributing. Let's take a look at what's available to buy now. Top Spin 4: The first dedicated tennis game for PlayStation Move, Top Spin 4 boasts some of the sport's biggest names, past and present, as well...
Sony's announced that the PlayStation 3 has shifted 3 million units in France since its release in March 2007
If we wanted to fan the fanboy flames, we'd tell you that Microsoft's XBOX 360 has moved 2.3 million units over a longer period of time. Did we say that out loud? Sony's shifted 418 million worth of software, which equates to roughly eight million units. That's in contrast to 337..
Grab your wood
It's nearly time for Tiger to take to the fairway again, with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters out in a matter of weeks, and now European gamers can get a taste of Tiger's wood with a free Move-enabled demo of the game. The 1.74GB trial features the new True View first-person perspective that lets you see through the eyes of your...
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