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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...

Feature: Our Five Most Wanted PS4, PS3, and Vita Titles from Eurogamer Expo 2013

Our Five Most Wanted PS4, PS3, and Vita Titles from Eurogamer Expo 2013

Future stars

We rarely agree on anything. Spend an afternoon in our office, and you’re much more likely to find us arguing over the last custard cream than working in composed quiet. As a consequence, we were dreading holding an internal poll for our five most anticipated PlayStation tiles from the Eurogamer Expo last week, but the ensuing...

News: Sounds Like flower's Going to Look Bloomin' Lovely on PS4

Sounds Like flower's Going to Look Bloomin' Lovely on PS4

Know your roots

Before thatgamecompany changed the industry with a couple of hooded buccaneers, the studio preferred to dabble in botany. The indie outfit’s stunning flower delivered a liberating journey through a romantic world, and remains one of the most empowering experiences on the PlayStation 3 to date. But while the title’s also set to...

First Impressions: Testing Our Reactions in Resogun, the Prettiest Game on PS4

Testing Our Reactions in Resogun, the Prettiest Game on PS4

Machine of sparkle

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to reside within the general vicinity of this particular author over the past month or so, you’ll have been forced to suffer through an excited recount regarding Resogun. The spiritual successor to Super Stardust HD has been lighting chemical fireworks in our subconscious for several weeks...

Store Update: 2nd October 2013 (Europe)

2nd October 2013 (Europe)

Lost like tears in the rain

You’ll be able to wash away the October blues with a bunch of content on the European PlayStation Store this week. Highlights include Japan Studio’s drizzly download Rain, Paul Cuisset’s modern reimagining of Flashback, and the uber-risqué Girl Fight. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin... PS3 Games:...

Store Update: 1st October 2013 (North America)

1st October 2013 (North America)

Overcast edition

Prop up your umbrellas, because this week’s North American PlayStation Store update features a drizzling of new content. First and foremost is Rain, the quirky stealth adventure from Japan Studio. It’s joined by Flashback, the modern day remake of Paul Cuisset’s classic, and the awkwardly dubbed Die! Die! Die!. Are you ready...

Review: Rain (PlayStation Network)

Rain (PlayStation Network)

Dry your eyes

Rain has the same ethereal quality as ICO. Much like Fumito Ueda’s masterpiece, this is a muted experience, orchestrated only by the sound of running water and composer Yugo Kanno’s twinkly score. It’s also a tale of boy meets girl, where two kindred spirits connect under the starlight of a sodden dream world. The parallels are...

News: The Pinball Arcade Flips Out on PlayStation 4 at Launch

The Pinball Arcade Flips Out on PlayStation 4 at Launch

Steel your balls

Farsight Studios’ uber-addictive ball bouncing simulator The Pinball Arcade is set to deploy alongside the PlayStation 4, publisher System 3 has announced. The title will launch with 22 tables, including Star Trek, Creatures from the Black Lagoon, and the Twilight Zone. Earlier in the year, the developer noted that those that...

News: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Cuts NA PS Plus

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Cuts NA PS Plus

Shadow of the Colossus, Hotline Miami, and more along for the ride

With the sun setting on September, Sony has pulled back the curtain on its major Instant Game Collection additions for October in North America. PlayStation Plus subscribers can look forward to scooping some serious loot in Big Huge Games’ underrated Kingdoms of Amalur:...

Interview: Beatshapers and Housemarque Field Our Questions on Furmins

Beatshapers and Housemarque Field Our Questions on Furmins

Feeling fuzzy about Vita's cutest puzzler yet

Finnish developer Housemarque’s smartphone favourite Furmins is set to cuddle up to the PlayStation Vita next month. The adorable iOS outing originally released on fruity formats last year, where its whimsical take on old-school puzzlers such as Lemmings and The Incredible Machine proved an instant...

Store Update: 25th September 2013 (Europe)

25th September 2013 (Europe)

Alive and kicking

There’s plenty of meat on the latest European PlayStation Store update’s bones. In addition to FIFA 14 on virtually every platform under the sun, there’s also the overdue arrival of Ratchet: Gladiator to look forward to. Elsewhere, free-to-play brawler Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters is on hand to keep you...

Store Update: 24th September 2013 (North America)

24th September 2013 (North America)

Spherical balls

There’s plenty of football on offer as part of this week’s North American PlayStation Store update – but not the kind that our friends over the Atlantic may expect. FIFA 14 and PES 2014: Pro Evolution Soccer are both out now, and that means that there’s nary a shoulder pad or helmet in sight. Other new additions include the...