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Review: Surge Deluxe (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Surge Deluxe (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Index addiction

There’s something deadly about the combination of addictive gameplay and online leaderboards. It’s something that we sampled in Rock Band, where grown men would blast out Hannah Montana songs in the hopes of nailing those few extra notes. Surge Deluxe is equally moreish, without ever serving as a gateway to twerking. As such, if...

First Impressions: Switching Genres on the Fly in Velocity 2X on Vita and PS4

Switching Genres on the Fly in Velocity 2X on Vita and PS4

Oh Kai

During its short spell at the forefront of PlayStation production, FuturLab has profited from its ability to surprise. Straightforward concepts are at the core of the company’s ethos, but the award-winning developer always manages to marry them with clever twists. That commitment to reinvention resulted in the firm refreshing the entire...

News: Velocity Ultra Boosts onto PS3 Courtesy of Curve Studios

Velocity Ultra Boosts onto PS3 Courtesy of Curve Studios

Show thumb respect

One of the PlayStation Vita’s very best games is strapping itself up and teleporting onto the PlayStation 3. Velocity Ultra, the sublime vertical shooter from award-winning Brighton-based developer FuturLab, is set to fire onto the current generation console later this year, alongside all of the features that made the handheld...

News: Surge Deluxe Connects the Blocks on PlayStation Vita

Surge Deluxe Connects the Blocks on PlayStation Vita

Electro shock

We’re not quite sure where the folks over at FuturLab get their energy, but we’d love to add a little drop of whatever it is that the studio’s supping to our tea. Not content with the upcoming shoot-‘em-up sequel Velocity 2X, the Brighton-based indie is also hard at work on Surge Deluxe – a native PlayStation Vita version...

Review: Velocity Ultra (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Velocity Ultra (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Starship super

One year ago, FuturLab's Velocity was released on the PlayStation Minis label and flew right into a meteor shower of praise. At a glance a vertical shoot 'em up, it excelled above this label, wonderfully welding smart puzzle elements to speedy, frantic laser-play. If you were foolish enough to ignore it when it was originally...

News: We're Sorry That We Only Gave Velocity a 9/10, FuturLab

We're Sorry That We Only Gave Velocity a 9/10, FuturLab

Death by numbers

It seems that our reluctance to go one digit further with our review for FuturLab's almost perfect PlayStation Minis shooter Velocity may have pushed one employee close to the brink. This silly Velocity Ultra video depicts the plight of one developer after a trickle of 9/10 review scores stream in. Thank goodness for our friends...

News: First Velocity Ultra Footage Looks Unsurprisingly Swish

First Velocity Ultra Footage Looks Unsurprisingly Swish

Shooting for the stars

The fine folks at Eurogamer.net have finally managed to lure some footage of the upcoming Velocity Ultra out of developer FuturLab’s secret lair. The embedded video features a wealth of action from the full PlayStation Vita re-release, and even includes input from managing director James Marsden. The title’s set to take...

News: New Velocity Ultra Screenshots Light Up the Night Sky

New Velocity Ultra Screenshots Light Up the Night Sky

Like fireworks, only better

As an award winner and an all-around high-flier, FuturLab must have faced a few headaches when it decided to remake the excellent Velocity for PlayStation Vita. “How can we possibly improve upon perfection?” is a question that we imagine got tossed about a lot during early brainstorming sessions. Thankfully, it...

News: Coconut Dodge Is Creeping onto the PlayStation Vita

Coconut Dodge Is Creeping onto the PlayStation Vita

We can't wait to crab a copy

Coconut Dodge, the time sapping PlayStation Mini from Velocity developer FuturLab, is following in its successor’s footsteps and getting a full PlayStation Vita re-release. “Special Christacean Message: Clawrence is also coming to Vita natively in 2013 with online scores, PSN Trophies, and HD coconuts,” the...