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News: God of War: Ascension 'Significantly Underperformed' in March

God of War: Ascension 'Significantly Underperformed' in March

Analysts stick the knife in Kratos' origin story

God of War: Ascension was a very good game, but there’s no denying that it suffered from a spot of franchise fatigue. Despite implementing multiplayer and refining some gameplay mechanics, it still offered a somewhat safe experience, and it looks like the brunt of that is set to be reflected in the...

News: Malicious Swoops North American PlayStation Plus This Week

Malicious Swoops North American PlayStation Plus This Week

Dragon Fantasy: Book I also discounted

North American PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to download Alvion’s malevolent PlayStation Network adventure Malicious for free this week. The title – which recently spawned a PlayStation Vita port in Japan – sees you assume the role of the Spirit Vessel, a mysterious protagonist sent by the...

Store Update: 9th April 2013 (North America)

9th April 2013 (North America)

Hot and spicy

After a quiet couple of North American PlayStation Store updates, Drinkbox Studios is turning up the heat to habanero temperature with its cross-buy adventure Guacamalee!. The title’s joined by a handful of former retail releases, in addition to Table Mini Golf on the PlayStation Vita and a selection of PSone imports. Let’s get...

News: Muramasa Rebirth Brightens Up the Vita on 25th June

Muramasa Rebirth Brightens Up the Vita on 25th June

Born again

Aksys’ dreamy re-release of Muramasa Rebirth will dazzle the PlayStation Vita on 25th June in North America. While you’ll be able to purchase a vanilla version of the, er, Vanillaware favourite, the publisher has also confirmed that there’ll be a bumper special edition available at launch. There’s no word on an official price...

News: Guacamelee! Kicks Spring Fever into Action on the PlayStation Store

Guacamelee! Kicks Spring Fever into Action on the PlayStation Store

A ray of sunshine

The weather may still resemble December outdoors, but that’s not stopped Sony from launching its Spring Fever initiative in North America. This year’s seasonal PlayStation Network promotion finds four indie games featured, with each of the titles boasting cross-buy compatibility. PlayStation Plus subscribers will secure a 20...

News: PlayStation Plus Subscribers Pillage Labyrinth Legends This Week

PlayStation Plus Subscribers Pillage Labyrinth Legends This Week

Alliterated adventure leads the charge

North American PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to get lost in Creat Studios’ dungeon crawler Labyrinth Legends this week. As previously promised, the crafty digital download will join the Instant Game Collection from tomorrow, providing you with a wealth of catacombs to explore without the...

Store Update: 2nd April 2013 (North America)

2nd April 2013 (North America)

Dare you to defy it

Aside from the addition of the ambitious online shooter Defiance, this week’s North American PlayStation Store update is relatively quiet again. Titles vying for your attention include the cheap and cheerful shooter Ion Assault, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, and the PlayStation 2 ports of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City...

News: PlayStation Network Compilation Heading to Store Shelves

PlayStation Network Compilation Heading to Store Shelves

Now that's what we call gaming

A new rating published by the ESRB suggests that a number of PlayStation Network exclusives could be swapping their binary homes for a place amongst the scuffed Blu-ray boxes on store shelves. The classification, for a title named Best of PlayStation Network Vol. 1, hints at a collection featuring favourites Fat...

News: Demon's Souls Damns North American PS Plus Subscribers in April

Demon's Souls Damns North American PS Plus Subscribers in April

Malicious, Labyrinth Legends, and more up for grabs

From Software’s devilish Demon’s Souls will be available for free for North American PlayStation Plus subscribers from later today. The title – which ordinarily retails for $19.99 – will have you tossing your DualShock 3 around the house for the grand sum of nothing. Fortunately, for those...

News: Move Fitness Working Up a Sweat in North America

Move Fitness Working Up a Sweat in North America

Time to put those muscles in motion

Sony’s stab at the exercise game fad Move Fitness is heading to North America this week. The title – which originally launched in Europe way back in 2011 – sees you using the PlayStation Move motion controller to pant your way through a series of rigorous work out routines. The game was developed by the same...

Store Update: 19th March 2013 (North America)

19th March 2013 (North America)

Short and sweet

You can almost hear the crickets hidden amongst this week’s North American PlayStation Store update. Sure, the likes of Dead or Alive 5 Plus, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, and Hogs of War (remember that one?) are vying for your attention – but there’s not a lot else worth mentioning. As such, let’s get this show on the...

News: PlayStation 3 Shifted 263,000 Units in North America Last Month

PlayStation 3 Shifted 263,000 Units in North America Last Month

Sales strong for Sony's system

PlayStation 4 may have stolen the headlines in February, but the PlayStation 3 proved that it’s still got the staying power to carry Sony into the next generation. GamesIndustry.biz has revealed that the manufacturer’s current flagship console sold 263,000 units in North America last month – enough to make it the...

News: Machinarium Puzzles PlayStation Vita Later This Month

Machinarium Puzzles PlayStation Vita Later This Month

Acclaimed adventure game rattling onto Sony's handheld

Amanita Design’s enjoyable indie hit Machinarium is set to puzzle the PlayStation Vita later this month. Company founder Jakub Dvorský took to the PlayStation Blog earlier today to confirm the news, where he also shared a handful of tidbits about the port and its various improvements over...