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Store Update: 5th March 2014 (Europe)

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...

Game of the Month: February 2014 - Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

February 2014 - Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Despair wins again

There may not have been too many releases to get our sweaty hands on last month, but February still proved to provide a much stronger lineup than January's rather weak offering, as a number of games walked away with some high scores. Of course, the presence of such highly praised titles meant that our staff vote was always going...

Store Update: 4th March 2014 (North America)

4th March 2014 (North America)

Apocalypse edition

Undead escapade Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition headlines this week’s North American PlayStation Store update, but it’s certainly not the only title worth getting excited about. Other noteworthy arrivals include South Park: The Stick of Truth, Hatsune Miku Project Diva f, and long awaited catch-up app

News: The Battle Princess of Acadias Gets Her Hands Dirty on PSN

The Battle Princess of Acadias Gets Her Hands Dirty on PSN

Cute side-scrolling action

While many titles on the PlayStation Vita offer pick-up-and-play action, this accessible format is a little less common on the PlayStation 3. Fortunately, if you're looking for something to snuggle up with your hard drive, the Battle Princess of Acadias has heard your call. This side-scrolling scrapper will provide you...

News: Sony's Spring Fever Will Empty Your Wallet This March

Sony's Spring Fever Will Empty Your Wallet This March

Bloomin' brilliant

The weather outside is still frightful from where we’re sitting, but apparently improvements are on the way. As such, it’s time for a new Spring Fever promotion on the North American PlayStation Store, with an enormous roster of indie hits poised to deploy over the coming month. This year’s initiative will see each listed...

News: Critically Acclaimed Fez Invades Sony's Consoles This Month

Critically Acclaimed Fez Invades Sony's Consoles This Month

Take a break

Sometimes it's relaxing to kick back with something that doesn't involve guns and explosions. As such, critically acclaimed indie hit Fez is aiming to enhance your video game downtime when it arrives on Sony's suite of systems this month. Set to launch on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita on 25th March in North America and 26th...

Review: Gunslugs (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Gunslugs (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Bang, bang, bang for your buck

Gunslugs offers the promptest path to a dose of explosive Rambo-esque action on the PlayStation Store. When you first boot up this 2D side-scrolling shooter, you’ll be greeted to an electrifying arcade song and the image of an 8-bit inspired military agent decked out in a facemask. A dead ringer for famous cartoon...

News: Forget About First-Person Games, This PS4 Puzzler Is Fourth-Person

Forget About First-Person Games, This PS4 Puzzler Is Fourth-Person

A new view

What do you get if you cross Escher-inspired puzzler Echochrome with an intricately detailed oil painting? The answer, of course, is upcoming ‘fourth-person’ PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita escapade Pavilion, which is in production at indie outfit Visiontrick Games. However, the even bigger question is: how do you actually play it?...

News: Remember Destructive Racer Cel Damage? It's Coming to PS4, PS3, and Vita

Remember Destructive Racer Cel Damage? It's Coming to PS4, PS3, and Vita

Crash, bang, WTF?!

Some high-definition upgrades you can spot a mile off, but we don’t think that anyone was expecting cult Twisted Metal-esque car combat game Cel Damage to make the jump to Sony’s latest suite of systems. IGN reports that the former PlayStation 2 wreck-‘em-up will launch as a cross-buy title across the PlayStation 4,...

News: At Last, the PS4 Is Finally Set to Get a Tower Defence Game

At Last, the PS4 Is Finally Set to Get a Tower Defence Game

None shall pass

No console is complete without a tower defence title to keep you occupied between big blockbusters, and the PlayStation 4 is set to receive a corker in the form of Anomaly 2. A sequel to Anomaly: Warzone Earth, the title repurposes the offensive format of its predecessor, while also introducing a “dynamic” multiplayer mode which...

Review: Pac-Man Museum (PlayStation Network)

Pac-Man Museum (PlayStation Network)

Pac's the way I like it

Whether you're a ghost-munching veteran or a total newcomer, there's no better way to experience the multiple old-school adventures of Bandai Namco's infamous yellow orb than Pac-Man Museum. Bringing together nine titles that span three different genres, it's difficult not to feel that you're getting plenty of nostalgic...

Store Update: 26th February 2014 (Europe)

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: 25th February 2014 (North America)

25th February 2014 (North America)

Steal yourself

We’re going to assume that it’s not easy to rob the North American PlayStation Store, but if it was, you’d easily be able to fill a swag bag full of digital goods. In addition to PlayStation 4 sneak-‘em-up Thief, this week’s update brings Bomberman-esque multiplayer title Basement Crawl, arcade compilation Pac-Man Museum,...

News: Destroy Friendships with PS4 Brawler TowerFall: Ascension on 11th March

Destroy Friendships with PS4 Brawler TowerFall: Ascension on 11th March

Last man standing

If you're looking for a unique multiplayer experience on your PlayStation 4, and you've already given Tiny Brains a thorough test, allow us to direct your attention towards indie darling TowerFall: Ascension. Originally an Ouya exclusive, this competitive brawler features charming 8-bit visuals and a combat system that's simple to...

Review: Strider (PlayStation 4)

Strider (PlayStation 4)

Escape from the city

Frantic, split-second action is what the Strider franchise is all about, and with developer Double Helix's newest entry into the beloved series, fans will be glad to hear that the hectic feel of the older games has been recreated well. The question is: can ageing hero Strider Hiryu maintain the pace with newer sidescrollers?...

News: Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Puts the PS3 Behind Bars

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Puts the PS3 Behind Bars

Prison bat

Much like Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation before it, handheld superhero spin-off Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is being blown up to the big screen. Following a slew of rumours regarding the release’s fate, publisher Warner Bros has confirmed that the Dark Knight will return in a Deluxe Edition of the game on the PlayStation 3,...

Review: Master Reboot (PlayStation Network)

Master Reboot (PlayStation Network)

On and off

An intriguing narrative and a clever setting can go a long way in a sci-fi adventure game, but it’s a difficult thing to pull off. As such, Master Reboot – a Myst-esque excursion by BAFTA Cymru award winning developer Wales Interactive – struggles to combine its great ideas into a compelling whole. The title comes close at times,...

News: Octodad: Dadliest Catch Won't Be Floating onto PS4 Until April

Octodad: Dadliest Catch Won't Be Floating onto PS4 Until April

Sounds fishy

As one of the more bizarre offerings gracing the PlayStation 4 in the coming months, we've been awaiting Octodad: Dadliest Catch with bated breath and firmly crossed tentacles. The indie darling sees you take on the role of a bumbling octopus who must undertake mundane daily chores, such as mowing the lawn, without his family figuring...

Store Update: 19th February 2014 (Europe)

19th February 2014 (Europe)

Blades and bandages

As with its North American counterpart, there’s plenty to get excited about in this European PlayStation Store update. Once again, the main highlight is Double Helix’s hotly anticipated Strider reboot, but there’s also the arrival of Rayman Legends on the PlayStation 4. Elsewhere, there are a bevy of new PlayStation Vita...

Store Update: 18th February 2014 (North America)

18th February 2014 (North America)

Hiryu go

Double Helix’s anticipated Strider reboot headlines another swell North American PlayStation Store update this week, which also plays host to a standalone version of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s recent Freedom Cry expansion and silly shooter Earth Defense Force 2025. Other arrivals include Gunslugs on the PlayStation Vita and