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TGS 2013: Ace Combat: Infinity May Be Free, But It's Still Silly

Ace Combat: Infinity May Be Free, But It's Still Silly

Free flight

If you were worried that Ace Combat: Infinity was going to drop its silly storyline like a nuclear bomb, then breathe a big sigh of relief: the title is still utterly ridiculous. The free-to-play PlayStation 3 exclusive occurs after an asteroid cluster has collided with the Earth, bringing an end to world order. You play as a mercenary...

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

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...

News: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Helps Series Conjure 1.4 Million Sales Worldwide

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Helps Series Conjure 1.4 Million Sales Worldwide

Magic numbers

Together with its Japan-only DS counterpart, the delightfully designed and visually stunning PlayStation 3 JRPG Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has helped Level 5's series accumulate approximately 1.4 million sales worldwide. “The franchise has been very well received in EMEA, and as a result of its quality, has reached an...

News: UK Sales Charts: Tales of Xillia Conjures Fourth Place Finish

UK Sales Charts: Tales of Xillia Conjures Fourth Place Finish

The Smurfs 2 feeling blue in third

Tales of Xillia got off to a flying start in the UK sales charts, finishing fourth in this week’s bestsellers list. The enjoyable Namco Bandai role-playing game scored favourably in our review, earning itself a respectable 8/10 and a strong recommendation. Despite this, the title couldn’t leapfrog The Smurfs 2,...

Review: Tales of Xillia (PlayStation 3)

Tales of Xillia (PlayStation 3)

A tale worth telling

You may be inclined to disregard Namco Bandai’s latest offering in the Tales series, but although it's the thirteenth main entry in the franchise (not including spin-offs), and bursting with strangely dressed teens with voluptuous hair-dos – as well a few girls who need to be told that strategically placed ribbons don't...

Review: Tekken Revolution (PlayStation Network)

Tekken Revolution (PlayStation Network)

King of free-to-play fighters

The video game industry is changing faster than a Tekken character’s costume. The digital era has ushered a flurry of new distribution models for publishers to exploit, and that’s left major firms like Namco Bandai juggling dozens of ideas in the hope of happening upon a critical hit. Tekken Revolution, one of the...

Weirdness: Dark Souls Looks Even Harder in First-Person

Dark Souls Looks Even Harder in First-Person

Are you crying yet?

We’ve already established that only masochists enjoy From Software’s rage inducing Dark Souls series – but this first-person mod is custom created for the type of people that enjoy putting pegs on their face. The footage – captured by Soul Slasher – shows the opening moments of the critically acclaimed campaign, but...

News: Tekken Revolution's New Fighter Couldn't Be More Predictable

Tekken Revolution's New Fighter Couldn't Be More Predictable

The blood is the life

The path to success apparently includes underdressed females with fangs. We’re not prudes, but we can’t help but feel let down by Tekken Revolution’s latest fighter. The character – the culmination of a poll on the franchise’s Facebook page – is currently dubbed ‘Female Vampire’, and represents a lady with roses...

News: Ace Combat: Infinity Swoops onto PlayStation 3

Ace Combat: Infinity Swoops onto PlayStation 3

Teaser trailer exits the runway

Ace Combat: Infinity, the next entry in Namco Bandai’s popular air combat series, will take flight exclusively on the PlayStation 3, according to the teaser trailer embedded below. In addition to the sound of a giggling schoolgirl, the footage includes the quote: “That day our sky fell, the heavens split to create...

News: Tales of Xillia 2 Confirmed for European Release

Tales of Xillia 2 Confirmed for European Release

Should be with us next year

Tales of Xillia has been available in Japan since 2011, and will finally be unleashed in the West next month. However, the game already has a sequel in the land of the rising sun – and it's now been confirmed that it too will be making its way to European shores. The announcement was made by Namco Bandai at the Japan...

E3 2013: Free-to-Play Tekken Revolution Punching onto PS3

Free-to-Play Tekken Revolution Punching onto PS3

King of downloads

If the flurry of free-to-play titles recently revealed for the PlayStation 4 haven’t already encouraged you to put away your wallet, then perhaps Tekken Revolution will push you over the edge. A trailer for the PlayStation 3 exclusive was inconspicuously included as part of a GameSpot feature published earlier today, confirming...

Review: Star Trek: The Video Game (PlayStation 3)

Star Trek: The Video Game (PlayStation 3)

Below par trek

If you're looking for an epic and exciting sci-fi setting filled with awful, often game breaking bugs – and you didn't already get your fill with Defiance – then Star Trek: The Video Game should be right up your alley. Not even the palpable hype from the impending movie, as well as the stellar cast, can save this generic action...

News: How Much Fun Can You Have Squeezing Mayonnaise Bottles on PS3?

How Much Fun Can You Have Squeezing Mayonnaise Bottles on PS3?

Remember to tip the container upside down

Every meal tastes better with a hearty dollop of mayonnaise on the side, but as much as we love the taste of the egg-based condiment, we’re not sure whether we could stomach a full game about the rich, creamy sauce. Vividred Operation: Akane and the Mayo Operation, a brand new PlayStation Network title...