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Store Update: 30th January 2013 (Europe)

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

Store Update: 29th January 2013 (North America)

29th January 2013 (North America)

Hooked hitman

It’s not a particularly packed week on the North American PlayStation Store, but there’s still a string of titles worth your attention. New arrivals include the digital version of Bayonetta, the Hitman HD Trilogy, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. There’s also a little game called Let’s Fish: Hooked On, which we’re genuinely...

Store Update: 23rd January 2013 (Europe)

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...

Store Update: 16th January 2013 (Europe)

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

Game of the Year: Best PlayStation Minis Game of 2012

Best PlayStation Minis Game of 2012

Mini marvels

If this year proves to be the last for Sony’s short-lived PlayStation Minis initiative, then at least the platform holder can boast that the service bowed out with a bang. Sure, the selection of bite-sized blockbusters may have struggled to fill the bottom layer of a cheap box of chocolates, but slim pickings are satisfactory when...

News: Who Fancies Some Free Festive PlayStation Minis?

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: Jetpack Joyride Propels onto PSN This Week

Jetpack Joyride Propels onto PSN This Week

The backpack you always wanted

Grab your crash helmet in anticipation, because Beatshapers is bringing Halfbrick’s mobile phenomenon Jetpack Joyride to the PlayStation Network this week. The title – which will be available on PlayStation 3, PSP, and Vita – sees you assume the role of down-on-his-luck salesman Barry Steakfries as he attempts to...

Feature: How a Group of University Students Created a Commercial PlayStation Game

How a Group of University Students Created a Commercial PlayStation Game

Purely academic

Steel Minions may sound like any other indie start-up on the surface – but the studio has a much more interesting tale to tell. Founded in 2010 by British university Sheffield Hallam, the outfit was conceived in order to provide game production students with hands-on experience within an operational development environment...

Store Update: 26th September 2012 (Europe)

26th September 2012 (Europe)

Go ape

As expected, Tokyo Jungle is the highlight of this week’s European PlayStation Store update – but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of other content to look forward to. The quirky PSN exclusive is joined by the likes of F1 2012, FIFA 13, and New Little King’s Story on Vita. Let us know what you’re buying in the comments section...

News: Sony Adds New Deals to European Summer Sale

Sony Adds New Deals to European Summer Sale

Counting the pennies

With the school holidays coming to an unfortunate close, Sony has announced the final batch of offers being added to its expansive European Summer Sale. Discounted titles include Alice: Madness Returns, GoldenEye 007: Reloaded and many more. Feel free to peruse the full list of promotions in the space below. And, as always, let...

Store Update: 8th August 2012 (Europe)

8th August 2012 (Europe)

Sour grapes

This week’s lousy European PlayStation Network update would be forgivable if Sound Shapes had made it out on time overseas. As it happens, we’ve still got another week to wait before we can get our hands on the Queasy Games developed musical platformer. Grrr. Filling the gap is self-aware JRPG Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 and The...

Store Update: 1st August 2012 (Europe)

1st August 2012 (Europe)

Slow and steady

It’s another disappointing week on the European PlayStation Store, with very little to shout about. A demo for Activision’s upcoming Transformers: Fall of Cybertron leads the line, while there’s also the arrival of, er, Rock of Ages and Puddle to look forward to. Let’s-a-go... PS3 Games: Payday: The Heist Wolfpack

Store Update: 25th July 2012 (Europe)

25th July 2012 (Europe)

Brave new world

There’s not a great deal of new arrivals on the European PlayStation Store this week, but quality always trumps quantity. Fresh additions include Disney Pixar’s Brave, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes and Foosball 2012. The latter is available on both PS3 and Vita for a single fee. Elsewhere, Sony’s searched through the back...

Store Update: 24th July 2012 (North America)

24th July 2012 (North America)

Malicious foosball

It’s a fairly hearty week for new PlayStation Network content in North America, with the hotly anticipated action title Malicious leading the charge. It’s joined by tabletop sports simulator Foosball 2012 on PS3 and Vita, which takes advantage of Sony’s “buy one, get both” initiative. Elsewhere, indie darling Puddle...

News: Laughing Jackal Has Sold a Lot of PlayStation Minis

Laughing Jackal Has Sold a Lot of PlayStation Minis

Hungry Giraffe is almost full

Laughing Jackal, the UK developer responsible for some of the most enjoyable titles on the PlayStation Minis platform, has sold close to one million titles worldwide. The studio – behind favourites such as OMG-Z and Hungry Giraffe – announced the news in a candid blog post, which included plenty of praise for the...

News: FuturLab Laments Lack of Trophies in PlayStation Minis

FuturLab Laments Lack of Trophies in PlayStation Minis

Valuable trinkets

Trophies sell games, of that there is very little doubt. Licensed pap such as Hannah Montana: The Movie and Trivial Pursuit have enjoyed cynically long retail legs due to their mind-numbingly easy platinum trophies. That ability to drive sales should not be discredited, and FuturLab’s James Marsden believes the lack of digital...

News: Sony Adds New Backwards Compatible Titles to Vita

Sony Adds New Backwards Compatible Titles to Vita

Take a trip down memory lane

The release schedule for PlayStation Vita may be looking a bit barren right now, but Sony’s hoping to flesh things out until Resistance: Burning Skies by increasing support for legacy PSP software. Starting today, you'll be able to play classics such as Valhalla Knights 2 and Cho Aniki Zero on your hot new hardware. A...

News: Velocity Shoots onto PlayStation Minis in May

Velocity Shoots onto PlayStation Minis in May

Neutrino speed

Futurlab’s promising PlayStation Minis space shooter Velocity is headed to Sony’s digital storefront in May, the developer has announced. North American gamers will get to sample the teleporting blaster from 1st May, while Europeans will have to wait an extra day until 2nd May. Futurlab’s managing director James Marsden said:...