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July2015

  • News PlayStation Mobile Officially Ends Distribution Tomorrow

    A rather short chapter

    Just a friendly reminder: no more PlayStation Mobile games will be released after tomorrow, and you won't be able to purchase any existing ones. Sony's failed mobile platform was announced to be coming to an end a while back, but given that we thought its last game, Oh, Deer!, was good enough to warrant some attention, we...

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    Review Oh, Deer!

    Buck up

    There's no doubt about it: Oh, Deer!'s got ample game – just not necessarily the right kind. NecroSoft's last hurrah for Sony's ill-fated PlayStation Mobile initiative epitomises everything that the programme should have stood for: it's accessible, affordable, and utterly outlandish. And yet despite all of that, it's more of a proof of...

March2015

  • Feature What Went Wrong with PlayStation Mobile?

    Totally immobile

    Republished on Wednesday, 11th March 2015: Following the news that Sony's shutting down PlayStation Mobile fully, we've decided to bring this article back out of the archives. The original text follows. Originally published on Wednesday, 6th August 2014: Sony's smartphone strategy seemed so, well, smart a few years ago. While the...

  • News Sony Hangs Up on Failed PlayStation Mobile Push

    Put out to pasture

    It started out with a bevy of big indie names like FuturLab, Laughing Jackal, and Vlambeer behind it, but PlayStation Mobile has run out of credit. Sony announced overnight that it won't be publishing any more content following 15th July, and from 10th September, you won't even be able to re-download any of the titles that you...

December2014

  • Store Update 17th December 2014 (Europe)

    Fill your boots

    There’s truly no rest for the wicked. While this week’s North American PlayStation Store update was substantial, its European counterpart is absolutely gigantic. Titles vying for your attention include Switch Galaxy Ultra, Tetris Ultimate, and Resogun for the PlayStation 3 and Vita. Cast your eyes down below – we hope that you'

  • Store Update 10th December 2014 (Europe)

    A realm reborn

    There’s a free Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn trial for PlayStation 4 available as part of this month’s European PlayStation Store update, which has this editor shivering in the corner of a dark room, muttering “must resist” in a deranged fashion. Also up for grabs is Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, which certainly...

  • Store Update 3rd December 2014 (Europe)

    Once upon a time

    Telltale Games is taking over the European PlayStation Store this week. The developer has deployed its two latest episodic escapades in the Old World, with Tales from the Borderlands and Game of Thrones both brawling for your hard earned cash. Also up for grabs is The Crew, as well as a fresh batch of PlayStation Plus freebies

November2014

  • Store Update 26th November 2014 (Europe)

    Burlap brilliance

    LittleBigPlanet 3 finally arrives as part of this week’s European PlayStation Store update – although you’ll have to wait until Friday to play it in the UK. It’s joined by a handful of lower profile titles, including Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender DX, and the outrageously expensive

  • Store Update 19th November 2014 (Europe)

    Super love

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the European PlayStation Store update, which is absolutely bursting with big games. Among the highlights this week are Grand Theft Auto V, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and, er, Rugby 15. Oh alright, maybe not the last one, then – but you get the overarching idea. PlayStation 4: Dragon Age:...

  • Store Update 12th November 2014 (Europe)

    Angry Murray

    Costume Quest 2 has arrived just in time for Hallowe’en – on the PlayStation 3 at least. Sigh. Double Fine’s dress-‘em-up is just one of many delayed releases to deploy on the European PlayStation Store this week, with Nidhogg and Pier Solar HD also on the menu. Assassin’s Creed Unity is the obvious highlight, but this...

  • Store Update 5th November 2014 (Europe)

    All outta gum

    There are a few unexpected surprises included as part of this week’s European PlayStation Store update. While the inescapable Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the obvious headline addition, there’ll be plenty more guns for you to toy with in Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition on the PS3 and Vita. Also worth mentioning is the...

October2014

  • Store Update 29th October 2014 (Europe)

    Late to the party

    As with its North American counterpart, this European PlayStation Store update is absolutely bursting with new releases – but there’s one irritating absentee for this editor. Indeed, where the heck is Costume Quest 2? A game designed around Hallowe’en should arrive before said event, and if your humble host doesn’t get his...

  • Store Update 22nd October 2014 (Europe)

    Break the rules

    The early bird always catches the worm, so we guess that we’ll be forced to feed on scraps for posting the European PlayStation Store update so darn late in the day. We’d blame the delay on traffic, but, well, that’s not strictly true. Either way, a rival saying states that you’re better late than never – and we happen to...

  • Store Update 15th October 2014 (Europe)

    The raunchy, the creepy, and the creative

    This week's selection is leaving us spoiled, and we haven't even hit November yet. If you're eager to gear up ready for some pre-Hallowe'en thrills, there's The Evil Within and Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut. Meanwhile, if you're looking to live life on the wild side, then you can play with just the...

  • Store Update 1st October 2014 (Europe)

    Wiped out

    As is often the case, this week’s European PlayStation Store update isn’t quite as exciting as its North American counterpart. That doesn’t mean that there’s not a ton to look forward to, though, as Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Futuridium EP Deluxe, and Natural Doctrine all take centre stage. The full lin

September2014

  • Store Update 24th September 2014 (Europe)

    Ballin'

    No prizes for guessing the biggest new release on the European PlayStation Store this week – it’s FIFA 15. EA Sports’ soccer sim will deploy at various points over the coming days depending on where you live, so check your local release schedule for more information. It’s joined this week by a handful of hot arrivals, including the...

August2014

  • Store Update 6th August 2014 (Europe)

    Don't go breaking my chart

    It’s the sizeable roster of free PlayStation Plus titles that are likely to keep you occupied this week, with the European PlayStation Store update playing host to new Instant Game Collection arrivals Metrico and Road Not Taken. Elsewhere, highlights include The Swapper and Table Top Racing, as well as the standalone...

  • News Sony Pulls the Plug on Android Support for PlayStation Mobile

    That honestly wasn't much fun while it lasted

    PlayStation Mobile has been dead for a good while now, but Sony’s more or less pulled the cord today. Originally intended to offer a curated content hub on PlayStation-certified phones and tablets, the platform holder quietly announced this morning that there’s a “possibility that content may not...

July2014

  • Store Update 30th July 2014 (Europe)

    Big break

    Make no mistake: The Last of Us Remastered is the big new addition to the European PlayStation Store this week. Alas, we’re running out of Joel and Ellie flavoured thumbnail images at this point, so we figured that we better rack up a Pure Pool picture instead. Chalk it up to variety. Sorry. PlayStation 4: Pure Pool Price: £

  • Store Update 23rd July 2014 (Europe)

    Mass exoddus

    Ever had one of those days where every single thing except the sky caving in goes wrong – and then, just to top it all off, your office chair falls to bits? Yeah, us neither – but the bit about the seat was true. So, here we are, writing the European PlayStation Store update on our hands and knees. No, there aren’t any suitable...

  • Store Update 16th July 2014 (Europe)

    Something good

    Much like its North American counterpart, this week’s European PlayStation Store update has a nice summer feel; in other words, there’s so little on offer that you may actually be forced to head outside and enjoy the warm weather. If that’s a frightening prospect for you, there are a few worthwhile additions this week, including...

  • Store Update 9th July 2014 (Europe)

    Bite me

    There are a couple of unexpected additions to the European PlayStation Store this week, with both 1920s trumpet-a-thon Jazz: Trump’s Journey and ghoulish bicycle simulation Skeleton Rider pedalling onto the PlayStation Vita. Other anticipated additions include season finale

  • Store Update 2nd July 2014 (Europe)

    One spicy meatball

    Games bring all of the boys and girls to the PlayStation Store, and there’s plenty to look forward to as part of this week’s European refresh. We suspect that the tasty treat at the top of your wishlist will be the hard-to-type PlayStation 4 re-release Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition, but the Vita version of the...

June2014

  • Store Update 4th June 2014 (Europe)

    Producing perfection

    Being a detective isn’t easy at the best of times, but we suspect that it’s a teensy bit more difficult when you’re dead. That’s the predicament that Ronan O’Connor faces in Murdered: Soul Suspect, the supernatural thriller from Square Enix. While ghosts are at the forefront of this week’s European PlayStation Store...

May2014

  • Store Update 21st May 2014 (Europe)

    The Wolfenstein of Wall Street

    As with North America, it’s a big week for the European PlayStation Store, with Wolfenstein: The New Order, Transistor, and Drakengard 3 all available now. Other highlights include Mugen Souls Z,

  • Store Update 14th May 2014 (Europe)

    Big hit

    It’s a slightly meatier European PlayStation Store update than North America this week – even if that is primarily because we’re playing catch up in these parts. After an unexpected delay, MLB 14 The Show is now actually available on the PlayStation 4, while Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars has finally made the long journey...

  • Store Update 7th May 2014 (Europe)

    Flamin' heck

    Coming up with interesting introductions to these PlayStation Store updates becomes a challenge after a while, so we’re just going to dive straight into this European refresh and hope that no one notices the distinct lack of effort. At least the platform holder’s put a little more thought into its digital plaza’s latest publish,...

  • Store Update 30th April 2014 (Europe)

    Neverland

    Yes, feel free to point and laugh at us like The Simpsons character Nelson – we know that we’re extremely late. While we could make up an elaborate tale involving talking rabbits and tea parties to explain away our tardiness, we’re just going to point our finger at that overnight PlayStation 4 showcase instead. It even made us sleep...

April2014

  • Store Update 23rd April 2014 (Europe)

    Stage of history

    Wacky parenting simulation Octodad: Dadliest Catch is the hottest new addition to the European PlayStation Store this week, with SoulCalibur Lost Swords and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle providing plenty of backup if you’re not into secret cephalopods. While we get on with the full list, don’t be a furtive fish, and...

  • Store Update 16th April 2014 (Europe)

    Still gleaming

    It’s a big week for the European PlayStation Store, with new PlayStation 4 titles Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn and Trials Fusion vying for your attention. Other highlights include EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and The Sly Trilogy for PlayStation Vita. What are you buying? Pre-Ord

  • Store Update 9th April 2014 (Europe)

    Flyin' high

    It’s all soccer spreadsheets and spacecrafts on the European PlayStation Store this week, with Football Manager Classic 2014 and Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut being the big new additions. Other highlights include The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 and LEGO The Hobbit, while it’s also worth

  • Store Update 2nd April 2014 (Europe)

    Bat attack

    It’s the Caped Crusader who’s at the heart of this week’s European PlayStation Store update, with Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition taking centre stage. The Dark Knight isn’t the only recognisable character in town, though, as Jodie Holmes from Beyond: Two Souls and Lu Bu from Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends...

March2014

  • Store Update 19th March 2014 (Europe)

    Totally smokin'

    Sucker Punch’s superhero sequel inFAMOUS: Second Son is set to make the entire European PlayStation Store wheeze this week, as the hotly anticipated open world adventure is due out on 21st March. If you need something to keep you occupied until then, SteamWorld Dig, Stealth Inc: Ultimate Edition, and TowerFall: Ascension sho

  • Store Update 5th March 2014 (Europe)

    Road to devastation

    This week’s European PlayStation Store update may look a little light, but what it lacks in expansion packs, it more than makes up for in new game arrivals. Highlights include Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition, Awesomenauts Assemble, and South Park: The Stick of Truth. It’s also worth pointing out that this month’s Instant...

February2014

  • Store Update 26th February 2014 (Europe)

    Are you afraid of the dark?

    A murky trip into the foundations of your very own abode awaits you on the PlayStation 4 this week, as Polish developer Bloober Team’s dark multiplayer focused adventure Basement Crawl is finally ready to release. Other highlights in the latest European PlayStation Store update include Thief, Invizimals: The Alliance,...

  • Store Update 12th February 2014 (Europe)

    The age of demons

    This week’s European PlayStation Store update is all about the PlayStation Vita, with three top titles launching on the flagship handheld format. First up is Tecmo Koei’s hunting game Toukiden: The Age of Demons, which will be joined on Friday by murder mystery Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. If you’re in search of...

January2014

  • Store Update 29th January 2014 (Europe)

    Pick 'n' mix

    Much like its North American companion, the most noteworthy addition in this week's European PlayStation Store update is Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. It’s not exactly travelling alone, though, with Tecmo Koei’s gigantic Toukiden demo and the colossal Curve Studios mega bundle coming along for the ride. We should probably point...

  • Store Update 22nd January 2014 (Europe)

    Board to tears

    The great drought of 2014 hasn’t quite come to a conclusion yet, but this European PlayStation Store update shows signs of promise. In addition to likeable PlayStation Vita skateboarding sim OlliOlli, it also includes a handful of new titles, such as Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, Forest Legends: The Call of Love, and fresh DLC for...

  • Store Update 15th January 2014 (Europe)

    Nothing to see here

    There’s always hope that the European PlayStation Store update will drag out an unexpected release, but this week’s refresh is even slower than the one in North America. Highlights include middling PlayStation 3 port Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD, and, well, that’s honestly about it. Catch you next time, we guess...

November2013

  • News Score Free PlayStation Mobile Games This Winter

    Ten free games in total

    With all of the hype surrounding the release of the PlayStation 4 this year, you may have forgotten that Sony has other platforms on the market – including PlayStation Mobile. The micro-game service launched in October last year, but has fallen off the radar a little over the past twelve months. However, the Japanese...

  • Store Update 6th November 2013 (Europe)

    Take your pick

    Call of Duty: Ghosts is the headline addition in this week’s European PlayStation Store update, but it’s accompanied by a cavalcade of smaller digital downloads. Vying for your attention are CastleStorm, Final Exam, and many more. Also worthy of note is Oddworld: The OddBoxx, which bundles four games for £15.99.

October2013

  • Store Update 30th October 2013 (Europe)

    Day late friend

    We’re a teensy bit late to the party with this week’s European PlayStation Store update, but fortunately the content has remained fresh over the past 24 hours. There are a fair few noteworthy arrivals this week, including Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD...

  • Store Update 23rd October 2013 (Europe)

    Bat to the beginning

    Much like its North American counterpart, this week’s European PlayStation Store update is similarly stacked with noteworthy content. Highlights include Batman: Arkham Origins, the re-release of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and God of War: Ascension. There’s also

  • Store Update 16th October 2013 (Europe)

    Oh, what mighty big teeth you have

    It’s the calm before the storm on the European PlayStation Store this week, with only a handful of noteworthy titles vying for your attention. The first entry in Telltale’s episodic The Wolf Among Us series is very much the star of the show, but the overdue arrival of Muramasa Rebirth is worth a mention too...

  • Store Update 9th October 2013 (Europe)

    Crown jewels

    It may be pushing fashionably late to its absolute limit, but Dragon’s Crown is finally set to deploy in Europe this week. You’ll be able to purchase Vanillaware’s latest visual treat for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita from the PlayStation Store, with both versions securing sizeable PlayStation Plus discounts. Other...

September2013

  • Store Update 18th September 2013 (Europe)

    American dream

    Grand Theft Auto V is the headline new addition on the European PlayStation Store this week, but the sandbox sequel has got a little more competition than its North American counterpart. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 launches on Friday, and is being billed as a real return to form for the series. Other arrivals include

  • News Grand Theft Auto V's iFruit App Set to Poke Fun on PlayStation Vita

    Rockstar Games readying release on handheld

    Assuming that you own a nifty iOS smartphone or tablet, you may already be familiar with Grand Theft Auto V’s recently released iFruit application. The mobile companion allows you to interact with Franklin’s dog Chop and customise your cars on the move, with any changes replicated in the main...

  • Store Update 4th September 2013 (Europe)

    War chest

    Europeans eyeing North America’s impressive PlayStation Store update this week need not feel jealous anymore, as there’s a cavalcade of content available overseas, too. Titles include Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Diablo III, and this particular author’s highlight, Farming Simulator 2013. There’s also

August2013

  • Store Update 14th August 2013 (Europe)

    A-woo-hoo

    Scrooge McDuck will be investing all of his riches into the European PlayStation Store this week, as there’s plenty for the DuckTales: Remastered protagonist to get his beak into. In addition to the aforementioned WayForward remake, Fruit Ninja, Payday 2, and Open Me are all vying for your funds. Shall we get started? Pre-Order:

  • Store Update 7th August 2013 (Europe)

    Help yourself

    Wow, it looks like the European PlayStation Store has caught free-to-play fever. A vast majority of this week’s releases can be downloaded without even opening your digital wallet, including Spartacus Legends, Deathmatch Village, and BreakQuest: Extra Evolution. Other fresh arrivals include Floating Cloud God Saves the

  • Store Update 31st July 2013 (Europe)

    Kingdom come

    Much like its North American counterpart, the latest European PlayStation Store update is brimming with noteworthy additions. Content includes Cloudberry Kingdom, PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate HD, and BioShock Infinite’s first

July2013

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    Review Tokyo Jungle Mobile

    Beast wars

    You might be kidded into thinking that there'd be some modicum of peace on Earth if the human race, along with its wide range of squabbles and skirmishes, evaporated one day. The Tokyo Jungle series disagrees. After society collapses, humans go bye-bye and cities become overgrown concrete jungles, the conflicts of the animal kingdom rage...

  • Store Update 17th July 2013 (Europe)

    Nothing to see here

    We were hoping that this week’s European PlayStation Store update would offer something of merit after last week’s shambles, but it turns out that the games industry really is on vacation. We suppose that there’s The Smurfs 2 to keep you entertained. Urgh, forget it – we’re going outside to eat a Calippo. PS3 Games:...

  • Store Update 10th July 2013 (Europe)

    The one that nearly got away

    It’s been an incredible year for gaming thus far, but we’ve definitely hit the summer lull. As such, you could probably forgive us for skipping this week’s European PlayStation Store update entirely – and we nearly did. Still, we’ve managed to engineer a spare minute or two, so here’s the latest content vying...

  • News Tokyo Jungle Mobile Makes a Mess on PSM in North America Next Week

    Woof stuff

    Tokyo Jungle Mobile will be taking a trip overseas next week, according to a post by our friends over at PSNStores. The game – which was announced for Japan in Famitsu magazine earlier today – will stalk Sony’s fledgling PlayStation Mobile platform from 10th July. It’ll cost y

  • News Tokyo Jungle Mates with PlayStation Mobile on 10th July

    Wild thing

    Ace side-scrolling animal simulation Tokyo Jungle is set to get a PlayStation Mobile spin-off in Japan later this month, reports Siliconera. The farm-fresh digital download – teased in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine – will supposedly adopt an isometric perspective, and will subsequently play differently to its PlayStation 3...

June2013

  • Store Update 19th June 2013 (Europe)

    OMG Edition

    After a slow couple of weeks, the European PlayStation Store is back with a vengeance. This week’s update includes a wealth of content, spanning Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara HD, Thunder Wolves, and the Jak & Daxter Collection. The refresh also marks the arrival of OMG HD Zombies, which you can learn mor

  • Store Update 5th June 2013 (Europe)

    Crab salad

    This week’s European PlayStation Store update may not be bulging at the seams, but we can forgive its brevity due to its inclusion of Coconut Dodge Revitalised. The full PlayStation Vita overhaul is available for free for PlayStation Plus subscribers, and should be an instant download. Honestly, the only way that you can have more fun...

May2013

  • Store Update 22nd May 2013 (Europe)

    Taking a leak

    Everyone’s going barmy for the bathroom in this week’s European PlayStation Store update, as Men’s Room Mayhem bursts onto the PlayStation Vita. The pee ‘em up is joined by a whole host of hits that you won’t want to flush away, including Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Resident Evil: Revelations, and, er, Fast & Furious:...

  • Store Update 15th May 2013 (Europe)

    Neutrino speed

    There are a decent roster of titles available as part of this week’s European PlayStation Store update, but you only really need to know about one: Velocity Ultra. After a long wait, FuturLab’s award winning arcade hit has finally teleported its way onto the PlayStation Vita, and we couldn’t be more excited. Other new arrivals...

January2013

  • News PS Mobile Promotion Refreshes with Free Cubixx Next Week

    Cut down to size

    Laughing Jackal’s devilishly addictive Cubixx will be the next title to join Sony’s ongoing PlayStation Mobile giveaway next week. The three-dimensional reimagining of arcade classic Qix will replace Beats Slider on Wednesday, and will be available for free for the duration of a week. The puzzler has seen a number of iterations...

  • News PlayStation Mobile Braces Itself for Chimpact

    Cheeky monkey

    Those of you searching for something to ape around with in your spare time need look no further than Chimpact, an upcoming PlayStation Mobile title that sees you propelling primates around increasingly complex jungle mazes in order to score points. The title promises addictive one-touch gameplay that’s “easy to play, but fun to...