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  • Store Update 3rd July 2012 (North America)

    Be brave

    It’s a big week for retail releases on the North American PlayStation Store, with no less than six full Blu-ray games squished down into digestible digital form. Spec Ops: The Line leads the charge, while The Adventures of TinTin and Sonic Generations hop along for the ride. Native PSN releases include Bellator MMO Onslaught and

  • News Atlus Announces Bumper PlayStation Network Sale

    Dollar stretcher

    Niche publisher Atlus has unleashed an incredible sale in the North American PlayStation Store this week, cutting the price of its entire catalogue by an impressive 50%. You’ll be able to snatch up gems such as Persona 3 Portable and Trine 2 for less than $10. Also, Catherine is just $19.99, which is worth every penny – until...

  • News Sony Refreshes PlayStation Plus with July Update

    Delicious downloads

    After last month’s insane PlayStation Plus offering, July was always going to be a bit of a comedown. But while there's not an entire new collection to drool over, there's still plenty to get excited about. Let's get down to business. North American PlayStation Plus Update Gotham City Impostors – New Renegade Ops – New

  • News Latest European PSN Sale is Rife with Good Deals

    Empty your wallet

    Hats off to SCEE. It might not be able to release content simultaneously with its North American counterpart, but at least it understands the value of PSN sales. Following last month’s excellent Vita promotion, we assumed the Special Offers section of the PlayStation Store would be pretty quiet for the coming weeks. But no, the...

  • News Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Grinds Out $5 DLC

    Shove it

    Activision’s upcoming Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD will not be a complete celebration of the classic skateboarding series unless you stump up $5 for additional DLC. The publisher has revealed that around a month after release, an expansion pack will implement selected content from Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3. It’s unclear what will be...


  • News Retro City Rampage Embraces "Buy One Get Both" Model

    Hip hip hooray

    You’ll no longer have to make an agonising decision over which platform to purchase the upcoming Retro City Rampage for, as the game will take advantage of Sony’s “buy one get both” deal. That means, regardless of which system you snap up the 8-bit adventure for, you’ll be able to experience it on both PS3 and Vita. In...

  • News New Rainbow Moon Developer Diary Details Crafting and Loot

    Suits you

    Loot is utterly worthless if it doesn’t have an impact upon your character’s appearance, but thankfully SideQuest Studios’ upcoming Rainbow Moon has that covered. The developer has released a brand new behind-the-scenes video outlining the game’s in-depth item and crafting systems. It all looks rather meaty, doesn’t it? The game...

  • News Dungeon Twister Weaves onto PSN in July

    Twist and shout

    While Dungeon Twister is not the fantasy-themed party game for contortionists you’ve always dreamed of, it is a promising looking board game adaptation for PSN. The Hydravision developed turn-based strategy title is set to roll its first dice on 3rd July, when the title charges onto Sony’s digital storefront for $9.99. In the...

  • News Sony Reveals Scorching Summer PSN Sale

    Why go outside?

    If you’ve been eyeing Europe’s excellent PlayStation Vita sale with envy over the past couple of weeks, then you’ll probably be excited to learn that a brand new promotion is set to launch in North America next week. While it doesn’t feature any Vita titles, the summer sale will allow you to choose from a wealth of popular...

  • News The Expendables 2 Shoots onto PSN This Summer

    Last action hero

    Fans of high-profile actors and big explosions have our permission to scream like little girls, as Ubisoft has announced that it’s bringing The Expendables 2 to PSN this summer. The heavily rumoured movie spin-off promises “a feast of explosive over-the-top action, authentic to the Expendables franchise”. The game will see...

  • News Telltale Working with Sony on European The Walking Dead Delay

    Stumbling overseas

    Delays are par for the course here in Europe. Things have gotten better over the past decade, but one area that continuously lags behind is the PlayStation Store. SCEE’s keen to point out that the sheer number of languages and laws in Europe makes it difficult to ensure every game gets a simultaneous global release, but it...

  • Store Update 27th June 2012 (Europe)

    Sony sale continues

    Sony's dropped the prices on more of its top titles this week, including plenty for PlayStation Move in an effort to get you using the motion controller, plus there's some long-overdue digital releases for one Nathan Drake. PlayStation Plus: Uncharted --15% off for 1 week Uncharted 2 — 15% off for 1 week Resident Evil...

  • Store Update 26th June 2012 (North America)

    Grab your Move

    Not one but two PlayStation Move-compatible games hit the North American PlayStation Store this week, so time to dust off your motion controller and come out swinging. Here's what's up now. PlayStation Plus: Journey — 20% off, $11.99 (from $14.99) [Journey review] Resident Evil Chronicles: HD — 10% off, $24.29 (from $26.99)...

  • News The Walking Dead: Episode 2 Shuffles onto PSN This Week

    Just in time

    Telltale Games has just about managed to fulfil its self-imposed deadline, announcing a 29th June release date for the second episode in its massively popular The Walking Dead series. Sadly, the aforementioned date only applies to the North American version of the download, with a European release still yet to be nailed down. Are you...

  • News DUST 514's Mercenary Pack Guarantees Early Beta Access

    Pay to play

    If you simply can’t wait to get your hands on CCP’s upcoming free-to-play PSN shooter DUST 514, then the Icelandic developer has a rather tantalising proposition for you. Stump up the cash for the title’s impending Mercenary Pack and you’ll be guaranteed early access to the game’s closed beta. You’ll also score a wealth of...

  • News Rainbow Moon Launch Trailer Lights Up the Sky

    Colourful comet

    There’s a delightfully retro flavour to this Rainbow Moon launch trailer. Everything from the harsh arpeggiated lead melodies right through to the lashings of reverb applied to the announcer’s vocal samples help to sell the throwback feel. The game itself looks excellent too. You’ll be able to get your hands on the old-school...

  • News Jeremy McGrath's Offroad Crashes onto PSN Next Week

    Mud slinger

    It’s time to get filthy, because 2XL Games has announced that Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad will slide onto the PSN next week. The arcade racer will run at an unwavering 60FPS in full 1080p resolution. It promises a full single-player campaign mode with vehicle unlocks, in addition to an eight-player online multiplayer component with...

  • News Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD Moves into the Third Dimension

    Free of charge

    As promised, Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD is set to get a fairly beefy update on the PlayStation 3 next week. The free patch will implement full PlayStation Move support and 3D television compatibility. Other additions include video recording features, brightness and gamma controls, and a checklist of miscellaneous bug fixes. The...

  • News Quantum Conundrum Teases Your Brainbox on 10th July

    Swift turnaround

    Quantum Conundrum – the next title from Portal creator Kim Swift – is set to quiz the PlayStation Network on 10th July in North America. A European release will follow on 11th July. Like Portal the game plays out from a first-person perspective, but sees you manipulating the properties of objects in order to progress. One...

  • News Sine Mora Also Flying onto PlayStation 3

    On course

    Not content with blasting onto PlayStation Vita, Digital Reality has confirmed that Sine Mora will also be setting a course for PlayStation 3. The shoot ‘em up – which debuted on Xbox 360 earlier in the year – features “over 60 combinations of planes, characters and time manipulation devices”. Digital Reality’s Balázs...

  • News Sony Scoops 12 Game Critics Awards Nominations

    Top dog

    With E3 now little more than a distant memory, the games media has started to turn its attention towards the top titles on show. It turns out that Sony had a rip-roaring year, netting 12 nominations in total. Its closest competitors were Microsoft, Nintendo and EA, who each tied for eight nods apiece. Unsurprisingly, The Last of Us was...

  • News Rainbow Moon Eclipses US PlayStation Store on 10th July

    One small step for PSN

    Following our previous Rainbow Moon update, there’s been much anticipation for a US release date. Thankfully, we can finally confirm that the strategy RPG will touch down in North America on 10th July. It’ll set you back a tempting $14.99. Are you planning on taking a trip to the colourful rock?

  • News Sony Temporarily Shutters South Korean PlayStation Store

    Lock out

    In order to comply with a new law, Sony has announced that it will close down the PS3’s PlayStation Store in South Korea from 29th June. The “Game Industry Promotion Act” forbids a company from authenticating accounts with a user’s real name or age – something that the PlayStation Store requires. SCE’s Korean branch said that...

  • Store Update 20th June 2012 (Europe)

    No Tombi!

    There's no Tombi! for Europe this week, but Sony says it's working on it. In the meantime, here is what's available for you EU PSN account holders. PS3 Games: Air Conflicts: Secret Wars [Air Conflicts: Secret Wars review] Out of fierce battles great heroes are born… It is 1939: the Second World War has broken out and troops everywhere...

  • Store Update 19th June 2012 (North America)

    Tomba in tow

    One of the best and rarest PSone titles comes to PSN this week, courtesy of retro champions MonkeyPaw Games, and PS Vita owners can pick up some LEGO adventures too. Here's the line-up for this week. PlayStation Plus: Full Game Trials: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier Full Game Trial Two Worlds II: Velvet Edition Full Game...

  • News Okami HD Coming to PSN Later This Year

    Beautiful (updated: now with trailer)

    PS2 classic Okami is set to get a visit from the god of 1080p, as Capcom's announced Okami HD for PSN. The HD remaster will come with Trophies, 1080p support and PlayStation Move controls, which we expect will work rather like the controls in Okami on Wii. In Japan it's a retail release, but players in the West...

  • News PSN Exclusive Rainbow Moon Rises in July

    Over the moon

    SideQuest Studios’ hearty-looking PSN strategy RPG Rainbow Moon is set to talk tactics on 4th July in Europe, publisher Eastasiasoft has announced. The game will set you back £9.99, with a North American release scheduled soon after. If the promise of a 40-hour downloadable adventure wasn’t enough to get your blood pumping,...

  • News Tee Off with the European PlayStation Store's Golf Sale


    Those of you keeping an attentive eye on the PlayStation Store may have noticed that Sony’s launched a stealth golf-themed sale on its digital storefront. The scale of the sale might not be the greatest, but there are still some pleasing deals within. Perhaps the biggest steal is Everybody’s Golf for Vita, which can be yours for a tempting...

  • News PlayStation Mobile Coveting Quality Ahead of Quantity

    Turning down the volume

    There’s no doubt that Apple’s massively successful App Store has had a disruptive impact on the games industry. But while it plays host to a wealth interactive gems, it’s also plagued by numerous sub-par experiences. Sony’s hoping to change that with PlayStation Mobile, by ensuring that only high quality content...

  • News Details on Playdead's Next Project Escape from Limbo

    Waking up

    The successor to Playdead’s critically acclaimed Limbo is deep in development. News comes courtesy of a list of Danish interactive grant recipients, which includes a reference to a title named Project 2 in development at the indie studio. Details are unsurprisingly scarce, but the listing notes that the game will follow a "a boy's...

  • News Sony Talks Up Connectivity in New PSN Commercial

    Raise a glass

    Sony’s been criticised for some of its more outlandish marketing schemes over the past five or so years, but this brand new European PlayStation Network commercial seems to finally get the point. It’s a two-and-a-half minute celebration of everything Sony’s online service can do, set to a pulsating synthesized bass line and...

  • News Massive MotorStorm RC Update Retunes Difficulty

    Try again

    We absolutely adored MotorStorm RC, but we reached a point in the campaign where it all got a bit too tough. Turns out developer Evolution Studios noticed that too, as it has prepared a new patch designed to rebalance the game. The developer notes that the patch is not intended to make the game easy, but to ensure the campaign progression...

  • Store Update 13th June 2012 (Europe)

    Slim pickings

    There’s not a lot to shout about in this week’s European PlayStation Store update. No doubt the arrival of Gravity Rush and PulzAR on Vita will delight early adopters, but the PS3 side of the store is looking somewhat barren by comparison. At least there’s the introduction of Babel Rising and Bang Bang Racing to hold your...

  • Store Update 12th June 2012 (North America)

    Viva la Vita

    The excitement of E3 may be a distant memory, but the PlayStation Store’s still firing on all cylinders. It’s an especially good week for Vita owners, with the hotly anticipated Gravity Rush finally hitting digital store shelves. The Japan Studio developed exclusive is joined by the handheld version of the Metal Gear Solid HD...

  • News The Walking Dead Was PSN's Top Selling Game in May

    Catching on

    TellTale’s episodic The Walking Dead series ambled to the top of the PlayStation Network sales charts for the month of May. The downloadable adventure was joined by thatgamecompany’s Journey in second and PixelJunk Shooter in third. It was a strong anniversary month for the Q-Games developed series, with no less than four of the...

  • News Babel Rising Launch Trailer Smites Scores of Sinners

    Great balls of fire

    In order to celebrate Babel Rising’s arrival on the PlayStation Network this week, Ubisoft has released a brand new video of the sanctimonious strategy action title in motion. The trailer shows off some of the activities you can expect to experience in the final game – namely zapping blasphemous peasants with thunderous bolts...

  • News Watch Grasshopper's Suda51 Play Tokyo Jungle

    Slow news day

    Grasshopper Manufacture’s Suda51 is well regarded for his zany personality. After all, the developer has put out crackers games such as No More Heroes and Shadows of the Damned. But even the developer’s own Lollipop Chainsaw looks relatively tame when compared to Sony’s upcoming Tokyo Jungle. In order to complete the circle of...

  • News Marvel Pinball Avengers DLC Nudges PSN Next Week

    Saving the world one ball at a time

    The Avengers will once again assemble in digital pinball format on the PlayStation Network next week. Steel ball wizards Zen Studios has announced that the eagerly awaited Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles expansion will launch on Sony’s digital storefront on 19th June in North America. We’re guessing...

  • News Assassin's Creed III Is Available to Pre-Order from the PSN

    The Animus awaits

    If you’ve been on the European PlayStation Store this week – perhaps to download your PlayStation Plus goodies – you might have noticed a new section dedicated to Assassin’s Creed III. The directory includes a wealth of pre-order options for Ubisoft’s latest blockbuster, allowing you to take advantage of the PSN’s new...

  • News Journey: Collector's Edition In the Works

    Pack your bags

    Sony has a little treat prepared for Journey, the best selling PlayStation Network title of all time. During a sizzle reel on its E3 live-stream, the publisher outed a title known as the Journey: Collector’s Edition. The company’s keeping schtum about what the re-release might entail, but we’re assuming it’s going to be a...

  • News 505 Games Snaps Up Payday: The Heist 2

    Taking candy from a baby

    505 Games has picked up the sequel to Payday: The Heist, developer Overkill Software has announced. The studio – which itself was snagged by Starbreeze earlier in the year – revealed the news on its official website this afternoon. The company said that the deal will allow the studio to “pull off heists on a scale...

  • News Angry Birds Is Flying onto Consoles

    Pigs beware

    If you don’t already own a platform that can play Angry Birds, then you might be excited to learn that the ridiculously popular title is flying onto consoles. According to IGN, a teaser reel running at Activision’s E3 booth shows one of Rovio’s famous characters smashing into the company’s logo. When quizzed about it, a company...

  • Store Update 6th June 2012 (Europe)

    Get sporty

    You can indulge your desire for football this week with a new EA Sports bundle, go toe-to-toe with a brilliant SEGA fighter and get some good bargains on games and DLC too. Here we go. PS3 Games: FIFA 12 and UEFA EURO 2012 Bundle This bundle unites the #1 selling sports franchise on the planet with the one of the biggest football events...

  • Store Update 5th June 2012 (North America)

    The PS Plus motherlode

    You bought your PlayStation Plus subscription before E3, right? Good, because today you get loads of free games. Here's what's available today for North American users. PlayStation Plus: Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown inFAMOUS 2 Little Big Planet 2 Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One

  • News Tokyo Jungle Brings its Brand of Madness to the West


    Sony is rounding up the animals of Tokyo Jungle and sending them overseas. The zany PlayStation Network exclusive – which at one point puts you in control of a Pomeranian dog – was listed on an E3 fact sheet, confirming a Western release. Details are scarce right now, but we’re sure Sony will follow up with more information soon. For...

  • News CCP Giving Away 10,000 Beta Keys for DUST 514

    No place like Home

    Those of you that are eager to check out CCP Games' upcoming PS3 exclusive DUST 514 might want to boot up PlayStation Home at some point soon. To celebrate the launch of its brand new hub within Sony's virtual world, CCP is handing out “All Access” beta passes to the first 10,000 users who visit the space. Meanwhile, the...

  • News Sound Shapes Makes Sweet Music on 7th August

    Funky beats

    Queasy Games has announced the hotly anticipated Vita musical platformer Sound Shapes is set to release on 7th August in North America and 8th August in Europe. Oh, and the game’s also coming to PlayStation 3 too. Surprise. You’ll be able to snap-up both versions of the inventive indie title for a single price of $14.99 or £9.99...

  • News Battlefield 3 Premium Trailer Lands Early

    Advanced assault

    EA just can’t seem to keep a secret this year. If it wasn’t enough that Battlefield 3 Premium was already leaked, the publisher’s now gone and uploaded the DLC’s trailer prematurely. Similarly to Call of Duty: Elite, Battlefield 3’s premium tier will grant you early access to all of the game’s DLC packs. In addition,...

  • News Zeno Clash II Fights onto PlayStation Network


    On the eve of E3, Atlus has officially announced Zeno Clash II. The sequel to the first-person brawler – which is due out at some point in 2013 – is in development at Chilean studio ACE Team. In it, you’ll play as a character named Ghat who will be free to explore an enormous open-world. Changes to the sequel include improved...

  • News PSN Content Now Available in European GameStop Stores

    Bricks and mortar

    If you still don’t trust Sony with your credit card details after last year’s hacking kerfuffle, GameStop has announced the addition of PlayStation Network content to its European and Australian stores. Currently you'll be able to purchase a range of downloadable content from more than 1,600 GameStop outlets across Australia,...

  • News New Papo & Yo Trailer Changes the World

    Favela fella

    Those of you not fortunate enough to be attending next week’s E3 will have to make do with this hands-off look at Minority’s upcoming PSN exclusive Papo & Yo. The trailer shows protagonist Quico interacting with the world and changing its layout as a result. The imaginative adventure's come a long way since its original...

  • News Tomba! Sprints onto PSN on 19th June

    Pigs can fly

    Tomba!, the most anticipated PSone re-release in the history of the PlayStation Network, finally has a release date: 19th June. Indeed, in just over two weeks you’ll be able to enjoy one of the finest PlayStation titles of all time without the need to auction any of your internal organs. It'll cost you just $9.99 to admire the...

  • News Jet Set Radio HD Features the Full Original Soundtrack

    Almost, anyway

    Last time we checked in with Jet Set Radio HD it was missing some of its licensed songs. But SEGA recently promised some good news regarding the re-release's soundtrack, and boy has it delivered. The publisher’s announced on its official blog that it has managed to land "99.9%" of the original soundtrack. That includes Rob...

  • News Learn More About Foosball 2012's World Tour Mode

    Flick smash

    The European championships may be mere weeks away from kicking off in Poland and Ukraine, but the hottest tournament this summer is set to take place inside your PS3 or Vita. In a brand new trailer, developer Grip Games has outlined two of the key modes from its upcoming PSN table football simulator, Foosball 2012. The developer points...


  • News Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit Looks Nuts

    Perez Hellton

    French studio Arkedo is no stranger to pretty games, but its latest collaboration with SEGA looks set to kick things up a notch. The developer has released a brand new trailer for its upcoming shooter Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit, which is set to blast onto the PlayStation Network later this year. The game follows the story of...

  • News New Little King's Story Graces Vita This Summer

    Great news, m'lord

    New Little King’s Story is set to bow and curtsey onto North American Vitas this year, publisher Konami has announced. The game – which is based on the popular Nintendo Wii strategy title – will be released on the PlayStation Network as a download exclusive. The updated adventure features a slightly different art style, a...

  • News Naughty Bear Strolls onto PSN This Year

    Panic in paradise

    Naughty Bear is back. After the original title seriously under delivered, we can’t say we ever expected to type those four words – but here we are, staring at a press release for Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise. Honestly, we’re not making this up. This time the murderous soft toy is set to saunter onto the more appropriate...

  • News Jeremy McGrath's Offroad Hits the Mud on 27th June

    Mud fight

    Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad is set to pull away from the starting line on 27th June. The downloadable racer will feature a garage of upgradeable off-road vehicles, including rally cars, buggies and trucks. In single-player, you’ll be able to drive in the slipstream of Jeremy McGrath’s bid for the Pro2 Championship. The campaign will be...

  • News Super Meat Boy Cameos in Retro City Rampage

    Meating in the middle

    Super Meat Boy is never coming to the PlayStation Network, but at least he’ll make a guest appearance in the upcoming Retro City Rampage. The character will cameo in a mini-game named Retro Meat Boy, a kind of old-school racer. You can catch the mini-game in action via the trailer below. Meat Boy is just one of many other...

  • News Guacamelee! Brawls onto PS3 and Vita

    Ripe for release

    DrinkBox Studios’ latest indie darling Guacamelee! is heading exclusively to PlayStation 3 and Vita, courtesy of Sony’s growing Pub Fund program. For those unclear, Pub Fund is part of Sony’s initiative to bring innovative indie content to the PlayStation platform. In exchange for funding the product, Sony requests a short...

  • News Warner Bros Reveals Guardians of Middle-earth

    Return to Sindar

    F.E.A.R. developer Monolith has been hard at work on a PlayStation Network tie-in for the upcoming The Hobbit movie, publisher Warner Bros has announced. Guardians of Middle-earth is a downloadable “multiplayer online battle arena” game scheduled for release on PlayStation Network later this year. It’ll allow up to 10 players...

  • News Insomniac Announces Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault

    In your face

    Insomniac Games may have completed its work on the Resistance franchise, but it’s not giving up on the PlayStation platform entirely. The studio’s CEO Ted Price has taken to the PlayStation Blog this afternoon to announce Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault for the PlayStation Network. The game – which is due out later this...

  • News Battlefield 3 Goes Premium on 4th June

    Step your game up

    Despite not being officially announced by publisher EA, Sony has attached a 4th June release date to the heavily rumoured Battlefield 3 Premium. The platform holder listed the unannounced upgrade as part of today’s European PlayStation Store update. The download – which is poised to compete with Call of Duty: Elite – will...

  • Store Update 30th May 2012 (Europe)

    A mixed bag

    Plenty to choose from this week and no time to waste, so here's what's up today. PS Plus: Mad Riders (PS3) including DLC Price: £7.99,€9.99,AU$15.95 PS3 Games: Mad Riders (Trial also available) Mad Riders is an adrenaline-fueled off-road arcade racing game, that will let you perform amazing aerial stunts and race on over 45...

  • News SCEE Planning Daily PlayStation Store Updates During E3

    Stay updated

    Sony’s planning to update the European PlayStation Store every day during E3, it’s announced on the PlayStation Blog. The updates will focus on brand new trailers from the big show in Los Angeles, in addition to a selection of E3 special offers. Starting today Sony will be launching a batch of discounts based on “games and...

  • Store Update 29th May 2012 (North America)

    Resistance is futile

    Vita plays host to another big Sony franchise this week as the Chimera land on Vita. More cerebral pursuits include chess and a playable demo of one of the machine's most anticipated games. Here's what's out this week. PlayStation Plus: Full Game Trial: Assassin’s Creed Revelations Full Game Trial [Assassin's Creed...

  • News PS Plus Members Get 50% Off New "Ultimate" Bundles

    Everyone else gets 30%

    North American PS Plus subscribers just got a good deal — up to 50% off Sony's new "ultimate" bundles, which contain a game and all its available DLC. Regular members save 30% on the deals, which are available from today until Monday 4th June, so you'll have to be quick. The line-up of nine games and DLC stands at: Red...

  • News Goldfinger's Superman Flies into Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

    "Here I am, doing everything I can..."

    Love it or loathe it, the music from the first three Tony Hawk titles defined a generation. We have fond memories of holding a cassette recorder next to our TV’s speakers in order to capture some of the game’s classic tunes. Sadly, licensed music is a sticky subject, especially when you’re talking about...

  • News When Vikings Attack Storming onto PS3 and Vita

    Bothersome beards

    What happens When Vikings Attack? You’ll be able to find out later this year when the Clever Beans developed fighting game launches on PSN and Vita. In the game, a “battalion of Viking invaders, 1200 years late to the party, are causing havoc in your town”. You need to assemble a posse of local citizens in order to stop them...

  • News Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Footage Moves Online

    Ella, ella

    Capcom’s reloaded fresh footage of its upcoming PlayStation Move powered compilation, Resident Evil: Chronicles HD. The upgrade bundles former Nintendo Wii exclusives Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles for PS3. It adds HD visuals, trophy support and online leaderboards. The title’s set to...

  • News Tomba! Leaps onto PSN This Summer

    Something to sink your teeth into

    The most demanded PSone Classic in PSN’s history, Tomba!, is set to be immortalised on the PlayStation Store this summer. MonkeyPaw Games has confirmed that it’s bringing the title Stateside, with a European release certain to follow further down the line. MonkeyPaw Games’ John Greiner said in an interview...

  • News PlayStation Network Maintenance Returns Tomorrow

    Stop press

    The PlayStation Network is set to undergo another round of scheduled maintenance tomorrow. From 16:00PM BST tomorrow (that’s Thursday, if you’re not sure) through until 08:00AM BST on Friday, you’ll be unable to access Account Management and the PlayStation Store. Online gameplay should work if you sign in before the maintenance...

  • Store Update 23rd May 2012 (Europe)

    Sorcery, SEGA, Table Top Tanks and a Vita demo

    One of the busiest release weeks in recent times as we have no fewer than 11 PSN games for PS3 owners, an AR title for Vita and demos and DLC to boot. Here's what's vying for your pounds, Euro and Aussie dollars this week. PlayStation Plus: Ghost Recon Future Soldier Signature Edition (PS3) – 15%...

  • Store Update 22nd May 2012 (North America)

    Sorcery, Syphon Filter, Vita AR and more

    We'll admit it: there were times we thought we'd never get Sorcery, yet that day is finally here. There's also some Augmented Reality content for Vita and a stack of classic SEGA games, making this a very good day indeed. PlayStation Plus: Full Game Trial: Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Full Game...

  • News Scourge: Outbreak Infests PSN This Summer

    Kill anything that moves

    Spanish developer Tragnarion Studios has announced a brand new shooter set for release on PSN this summer. Entitled Scourge: Outbreak, the sci-fi adventure puts you in “control of Echo Squad, an elite group of mercenaries hired to deal a decisive blow against the power-hungry Nogari Corporation". In order to help you...

  • News Babel Rising Makes You a God with Move

    Genesis 11:9

    Ubisoft’s PlayStation Move powered God game Babel Rising is set to release on 13th June in Europe, the publisher has announced. The downloadable title sees you assuming the role of God and attempting to stop humans from building the Tower of Babel by tossing all manner of natural disasters at them. Sounds like a good way to relieve...

  • News DUST 514 Diary Details Cross-Platform Compatibility

    Breaking barriers

    DUST 514 is probably the most ambitious game announced for PlayStation 3 right now. The free-to-play title – which ties directly into hardcore PC MMO EVE Online – sees you forming allegiances with other players and fighting over meaningful locations in the game's universe. The title's ambition is so great that it’s hard to...

  • News Dungeon Twister Swivels onto PS3

    Twist and shout

    We have to admit we’re a little bit disappointed with this launch trailer for Dungeon Twister. Upon learning that the title was based on a “popular board game”, we wrongly assumed that it would be about contortionists adopting unusual body positions in a fantasy setting. But no, it's nothing like that at all. In the game, two...

  • News Retro City Rampage Rolls Back the Clock on Vita

    Flux capacitor

    Sadly we’re not here to share a release date announcement for the upcoming PS3 and Vita throwback Retro City Rampage, but we do have a new gameplay trailer to sate your raging anticipation. Best of all, this brand new video shows off the title on Sony's new handheld for the very first time. Those of you unsure of which platform to...

  • News Just Add Water Targeting June Release for Stranger's Wrath Vita

    No stranger

    Just Add Water only started work on the PlayStation Vita version of the quirky Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath a few weeks ago, but it already has a rough launch window in mind. As part of a fascinating interview on this week’s Official PlayStation Blogcast, CEO Stewart Gilray explained that the handheld version of the classic shooter was...

  • News Super Hang-On Races onto PlayStation Network Next Week

    Vintage collection

    No console is complete without a full compilation of SEGA classics, and so we’re pleased to report that the Japanese publisher is extending its Vintage Collection range for PSN next week. Headlining the additions (for us at least) is the arcade version of the brilliant Super Hang-On. Sadly it doesn’t come with a motorcycle for...

  • News Mad Riders Speeds onto PSN on 30th May

    Price of a pizza

    The 15 people that actually played Techland’s off-road racer Nail’d will tell you that, terrible name aside, it was pretty good fun. We were one of those 15 people, and we agree. The big problem with Nail’d was its delivery method and price. For a few pennies on the PlayStation Store it would have been a roaring success, but...

  • News Sharpen Your Wrist Action with Foosball 2012

    Back of the net

    Those of you paying attention back in March will recall us getting hot and sweaty over Grip Games’ upcoming PS3 and Vita table football simulator, Foosball 2012. The cross-platform party title is packed with features included PlayStation Move support and online play. In order to build hype for the game’s impending release, Grip...

  • News CCP Opens Beta Registrations for DUST 514

    Can you Adam and Eve it?

    CCP Games has kicked off the beta registration process for its upcoming PS3 exclusive DUST 514. The title – which ambitiously ties into PC MMO Eve Online – is set to get a free PSN release this summer, but the developer needs help finalising its code. Eve Online members will be given first priority, followed by attendees...

  • News The Walking Dead Sprints to 1 Million Sales

    21 days later

    The Walking Dead hasn’t exactly stumbled out of the blocks. Telltale’s latest episodic adventure — based on the popular comic book series of the same name — has already surpassed one million sales just three weeks after release, making it the fastest selling game in the developer's history. The figures span PSN, XBLA, PC and...

  • Interview SideQuest Studios - Rainbow Moon

    PSN SRPG chit chat

    Rainbow Moon is a new RPG from the team behind Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype and the gloriously named Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer, set to hit PSN in the coming weeks. We spoke to Marcus Pukropski from developer SideQuest Studios about turns-based battles, Vita and the prospect of a 60-hour download game. Push Square: Hi, thanks...

  • News European PSN Nets Nifty Pre-Order Functionality

    It's a kind of magic

    Sony’s secretly added a brand new feature to the European PlayStation Store as part of today’s content update. The eagle eyed reporters over at TheSixthAxis noted that the digital version of upcoming Move powered adventure Sorcery can be pre-ordered from the PSN right now. But while pre-orders aren’t particularly new, the...

  • Store Update 16th May 2012 (Europe)

    Sonic, Deus Ex and Velocity

    A strong week for Europe, with good content for PS3 owners across all PlayStation generations. Let's get stuck in, shall we? PlayStation Network New Content: PS3 Games: PixelJunk 4am (Trial available)Become a headline act in a global musical phenomenon with PlayStation®Move.Mix your own tracks in front of a live audience...

  • News Ubisoft Notes "Multiplatform Potential" for Trials Evolution

    Making the jump?

    If there’s one Xbox 360 exclusive that makes us green with envy, it’s RedLynx’s Trials Evolution. But with Ubisoft now in control of the Finnish developer, there’s every possibility that the title could hop onto Sony’s platforms. It’s a possibility that Ubisoft has noted itself. Speaking as part of an annual financial...

  • Store Update 15th May 2012 (North America)

    Sonic, PixelJunk and massive Ubi sale

    A couple of long-awaited PSN titles come to PS3 today and Ubisoft drops prices across two dozen downloads. Read on and make an informed buying choice. PlayStation Plus: Rock of Ages — 100% discount GoldenEye 007: Reloaded — $29.99 (50% discount) Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood complete — $14.99 (40%...

  • News Sonic 4: Episode II Launch Trailer Celebrates Release

    Sonic boom

    With Sonic 4: Episode II on the cusp of release, SEGA has launched a brand new trailer showing off some of the sequences and stages from the final game. The word around the office is that resident SEGA fanboy James Newton has donned his Sonic the Hedgehog undies in preparation for the big release. Pretty weird, huh? Sonic 4: Episode II...

  • News PixelJunk 4am Launch Trailer Wiggles Online


    There’s really not much to add to this article beyond what’s already included in the delightfully descriptive headline. Embedded below you’ll find the launch trailer for PixelJunk 4am, which is due for release on the PlayStation Network this week. The trailer shows Japanese musician and PixelJunk collaborator Baiyon looking serious as...

  • News Fallout Heads Apocalyptic Sale on PSN


    With the world set to end in just over seven month’s time, it’s probably best you prepare yourself for the afterlife with some post-apocalyptic content. Thankfully, SCEE’s got you covered with a sale designed to get you in shape for the impending day of reckoning. It’s announced an Apocalyptic Sale scheduled to start this week on...

  • News Red Faction II Fires onto PSN Tomorrow


    A juicy little tidbit for those of you that feel the PlayStation 3 needs more first-person shooters: THQ is reloading its PS2 classic Red Faction II for release on the PlayStation Store this week. The Volition favourite originally launched on Sony’s system in 2002, and has garnered cult status in the years since. There’s no word on...

  • News Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Slams PSN on 5th June

    DLC packs revealed

    Much-anticipated title Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown finally makes it to the PlayStation Store in North America on 5th June, priced $14.99. Europe gets it the very next day for £9.99. DLC packs for customising your chosen character will land alongside the game. Each fighter has his or her own pack, available for $4.99/£3.59,...

  • News Derrick the Deathfin Makes a Splash This Summer

    Under the sea

    PSN’s first papercraft title Derrick the Deathfin is set to swim onto the PSN this summer. The underwater escapade tells the tail of the titular aquatic adventurer as he searches for revenge “in an irreverent aquatic world full of paper, goofy fish, paper, arcade action, paper, wanton destruction, and paper”. We think there’s...

  • News Fresh DLC Rides into Awesomenauts

    First lady

    The nebulous financial status of Awesomenauts publisher dtp Entertainment had called the viability of the title’s first DLC expansion into question, but it looks like developer Ronimo has been given the all clear. The studio has released a single shot of the first downloadable character, which looks a lot like a lady to us. The...

  • News Tag Your Screen with New Jet Set Radio Trailer


    While the upcoming PSN port of Dreamcast favourite Jet Set Radio will primarily focus on familiar content, SEGA is adding a fresh layer of artwork to the classic. Sure, they're part of a user-created contest, but it's new content nonetheless. Scrub through the video below to see all of the new designs — and find yourself staggered by the...

  • News Sony Chasing The Binding of Isaac for PSN

    In pursuit

    According to The Binding of Isaac creator Edmund McMillen, Sony wants to bring the controversial Roguelike to PSN “a lot”. The publisher’s interest was piqued when Nintendo publicly turned down an eShop release of the indie title earlier in the year. The game deals with the subject of religion and child abuse. McMillen refused to...

  • News Ratchet & Clank: Deadlocked Shoots onto PSN

    Clank you believe it?

    The upcoming Ratchet & Clank Collection may boast three PS2 titles from Insomniac Games’ comical platforming franchise, but it doesn't include the full set. Indeed, the compilation is missing out on the co-operative Ratchet & Clank: Deadlocked, which launched relatively late in the PS2’s lifespan. Thankfully, while...

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