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News: Can't Connect to PSN? Blame Hacker Group DERP

Can't Connect to PSN? Blame Hacker Group DERP

It was an accident, by the way

Batten down the hatches, stock up on essentials, and assume the foetal position – the PlayStation Network is experiencing problems again, and that means that it's time to panic. In all seriousness, though, if you've been encountering trouble with the online service, you've absolutely no need to fret, as the issues...

Review: Tiny Brains (PlayStation 4)

Tiny Brains (PlayStation 4)

Tiny brains, big character

Science: it’s a wonderful thing. Without science, we’d still be muddling through the dark ages, in a world without Facebook and instant soup. Of course, before such manmade wonders can exist, they need to be tested – and what better way is there to trial such innovations than by exploiting poor animals? Don’t call...

News: Gran Turismo 5's Online Mode Parking Up in May 2014

Gran Turismo 5's Online Mode Parking Up in May 2014

Resistance trilogy also being taken offline

It looks like Sony is especially eager for you to upgrade to Gran Turismo 6. In a sneaky seasonal update, the platform holder has revealed that Gran Turismo 5’s online component will be written off on 20th May 2014. That means that you’ve got around six months left to stomach the simulation racer’s...

Review: Mutant Mudds Deluxe (PlayStation Network)

Mutant Mudds Deluxe (PlayStation Network)

Don't jump over this one

Twenty years ago, we never would have guessed that today’s generation of consoles would embrace 8-bit side-scrolling platformers. With the release of titles like Terraria, however, this trend does not show any signs of slowing. As these games continue to grow in popularity, developers such as Renegade Kid are fusing the...

Review: Zen Pinball 2 (PlayStation 4)

Zen Pinball 2 (PlayStation 4)

Zen out of ten?

One of two pinball titles flipping onto the PlayStation 4 prior to Christmas is Zen Pinball 2, a game that previously graced both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. This next-gen version provides gamers with a chance to battle friends and strangers for the highest score on a range of tailor made tables, a number of which bear...

Review: Terraria (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Terraria (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Landheld gaming

Back when Terraria launched on the PlayStation 3, we praised its diverse collection of content and its overall depth, but felt that the title's awkward user interface and time consuming gameplay held it back from greatness in our review. On Sony's handheld, however, the game makes use of the system's touch screen – but is the new...

News: Sony Ends European Christmas Sale with a Real Cracker

Sony Ends European Christmas Sale with a Real Cracker

The Last of Us and Persona 4 Golden form your final stocking fillers

It’s been a tepid sale at best, but Sony’s long-running ’12 Deals of Christmas’ promotion in Europe is set to finish with a flourish. The platform holder has prepared two cracking deals to get you in the seasonal spirit, bringing the price of The Last of Us

News: Christmas Comes Early in North American PSN Flash Sale

Christmas Comes Early in North American PSN Flash Sale

Cut down to size

Sony must have read our Talking Point about the less than stellar savings on the PlayStation Network, because it’s kicked off the holidays with a pretty solid festive Flash Sale. Granted, this doesn’t ever touch the outrageous prices of a Steam sell-a-thon, but a couple of the cuts are not to be trifled with. We suppose that...

Rumour: Guacamelee Wrestling onto the PS4 in Spring 2014

Guacamelee Wrestling onto the PS4 in Spring 2014

Drink it up

According to a recent IGN article, PlayStation Network brawler Guacamelee will be coming to the PlayStation 4 sometime in Spring 2014. The report, which has since been removed, revealed that the re-release will feature two new worlds, improved visuals, and added particle effects. Most exciting of all, though, is the addition of a new...

Talking Point: Should Sony Mirror Steam's Discount Strategy for PSN?

Should Sony Mirror Steam's Discount Strategy for PSN?

Door busters

Sales can actually be a pretty cunning strategy. Supermarkets are particularly good at them, lowering the cost of sought after goods in order to obtain publicity and drive foot traffic through their stores. It only takes one heavily discounted item to coerce thrifty shoppers into a cash splashing frenzy, and that allows retailers to...

Review: Rust Buccaneers (PlayStation Network)

Rust Buccaneers (PlayStation Network)

Be a Fisherman’s Friend

Life on the high seas is tough. Forget about the maggot-infested biscuits and longing glances from your salty old sea mates who want to re-enact some of the scenes from the Titanic with your supple young body, as you have worse things to worry about. There be danger off the starboard bow, Jim lad – and it’s coming right...

News: Joe Danger Crosses the Canyon to PS Vita in 2014

Joe Danger Crosses the Canyon to PS Vita in 2014

Dare to dream

British indie outfit Hello Games may be busy blowing minds with next-generation explore-‘em-up No Man’s Sky, but that doesn’t mean that it’s forgotten about the PlayStation Vita versions of Joe Danger and Joe Danger 2: The Movie. Fortunately, they’re still both actively in development at the brilliantly named Four Doo

Review: Indoor Sports World (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Indoor Sports World (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Six pack

There isn’t a platform on the planet without some form of pub pastime compilation. Simulating the excitement of otherwise social sports such as snooker, pool, and darts has been a fascination among game developers since programming boffins realised that computers could be employed for more entertaining applications than solving the seven...

Store Update: 18th December 2013 (Europe)

18th December 2013 (Europe)

Stretch that wallet a little wider

As with its North American counterpart, the last official PlayStation Store update before Christmas is absolutely bursting with content. Highlights include The Walking Dead: Season Two (yes, it’s not delayed), Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition, and two new pinball games for your PlayStation 4. What do you intend...

Store Update: 17th December 2013 (North America)

17th December 2013 (North America)

Season of digital goods

Christmas has come early on the North American PlayStation Store this week. Indeed, there are so many highlights that we don’t really know where to start. We suppose that the release of Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition takes top billing, but the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season 2 and the PlayStation 4 port of The...