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First Impressions: Switching Genres on the Fly in Velocity 2X on Vita and PS4

Switching Genres on the Fly in Velocity 2X on Vita and PS4

Oh Kai

During its short spell at the forefront of PlayStation production, FuturLab has profited from its ability to surprise. Straightforward concepts are at the core of the company’s ethos, but the award-winning developer always manages to marry them with clever twists. That commitment to reinvention resulted in the firm refreshing the entire...

News: Velocity Ultra Boosts onto PS3 Courtesy of Curve Studios

Velocity Ultra Boosts onto PS3 Courtesy of Curve Studios

Show thumb respect

One of the PlayStation Vita’s very best games is strapping itself up and teleporting onto the PlayStation 3. Velocity Ultra, the sublime vertical shooter from award-winning Brighton-based developer FuturLab, is set to fire onto the current generation console later this year, alongside all of the features that made the handheld...

Store Update: 16th October 2013 (Europe)

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: 15th October 2013 (North America)

15th October 2013 (North America)

Knack attack

This week’s North American PlayStation Store update isn’t the biggest from a new content perspective, but there are still a few noteworthy additions. As pointed out earlier, you can now pre-order both Knack and Warframe for the PlayStation 4 via your current generation console. Other highlights include the digital version of God of...

News: You Can Already Pre-Order PS4 Games on Your PS3

You Can Already Pre-Order PS4 Games on Your PS3

Looking to the future

This may be the first generation ever where you can purchase games for an unreleased system on its predecessor. Sony kickstarted digital PlayStation 4 pre-orders in North America overnight – and you can fulfil the required transactions via your existing PlayStation 3. That’s a pretty novel feature, isn’t it? Current...

News: A Colossal Monster Hunter Frontier G Trailer Emerges

A Colossal Monster Hunter Frontier G Trailer Emerges

Big catch

Monster Hunter Frontier Online is already out in Japan on the PC and Xbox 360, but the update to the title – named Monster Hunter Frontier G – is being released on the PlayStation 3 later this year in the region. Now the online RPG has received a new trailer, but it might be best to stick the kettle on, as it's ten-minutes long. The...

News: Surge Deluxe Connects the Blocks on PlayStation Vita

Surge Deluxe Connects the Blocks on PlayStation Vita

Electro shock

We’re not quite sure where the folks over at FuturLab get their energy, but we’d love to add a little drop of whatever it is that the studio’s supping to our tea. Not content with the upcoming shoot-‘em-up sequel Velocity 2X, the Brighton-based indie is also hard at work on Surge Deluxe – a native PlayStation Vita version...

News: Remember Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance with Staggering EU PS Plus Refresh

Remember Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance with Staggering EU PS Plus Refresh

Raiden you subscribe?

PlayStation Plus is just getting silly now. Every month we expect the quality of the service to take an overdue plunge, but it somehow manages to defy our expectations every single time. That’s certainly the case in November, with the platform holder lining up an absolute screamer of a selection for European subscribers...

Store Update: 9th October 2013 (Europe)

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...

Review: Sparkle (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Sparkle (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Glitter bug

The aim of Sparkle is to fling different coloured marbles at a procession of similarly styled balls that are rolling progressively closer to the centre of an on-screen maze. Put three of the same tinted spheres in a row and they will detonate, with your ultimate goal being to spontaneously combust all of the orbs as promptly as possible...

Review: Atomic Ninjas (PlayStation Network)

Atomic Ninjas (PlayStation Network)

Ninja'd

After a guard accidentally nods off over a big red button that rains nuclear fire down on the Earth's citizens, the world as we know it is destroyed. However, in true comic book fashion, Atomic Ninjas' titular characters aren't obliterated by the blast – instead, they're strengthened, sporting increased agility and near invulnerability...

Talking Point: How Much Game Does a Video Game Need?

How Much Game Does a Video Game Need?

Push square to win

There was a time when video games were easy to define. You’d pop a quarter into a lively looking cabinet, shoot some aliens, and try to set a high score. The rules established by the early generation of arcade hits throughout the 1970s have long since dictated what we’ve come to expect from interactive entertainment, but as...

Store Update: 8th October 2013 (North America)

8th October 2013 (North America)

A real stinker

Excuse the misleading sub headline – this is actually an excellent North American PlayStation Store update. Instead, we’re referring to the release of Orc Attack: Flatulent Rebellion, which promises a “fart-filled romp” where “fun-loving Orcs battle pollution loving Humans in a humorous fantasy setting”. Hmm. Less smelly...