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March2012

  • News Trine 2 Launching on European PSN Next Week

    Bizarre announcement

    Frozenbyte’s revealed that Trine 2 will launch on the European PlayStation Network next week. That’s according to a ridiculous (but brilliant) video posted on the developer’s YouTube account. Trine 2 released in North America last year, but was delayed in Europe after it failed QA. It seems those issues have been resolved...

  • News Team Meat Considering Binding of Isaac for Sony Platforms

    All rogue, like

    Following the news that Nintendo had rejected The Binding of Isaac for 3DS, Team Meat has announced that it's considering bringing the title to Sony platforms. In an interview with Joystiq, co-founder Edward McMillen said that the studio was actively considering porting the title to “1-2 Sony platforms”. PlayStation 3 and...

  • News SEGA and Arkedo Reveal Hell Yeah!

    The rabbit is coming, you better start running

    SEGA’s finally lifted the lid on its collaboration with Parisian developer Arkedo. As confirmed on IGN overnight, Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Rabbit is coming to PlayStation Network later this year. The game is about a rabbit prince who embarks on a bloody rampage when compromising photographs of him are...

  • News SEGA Opens Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Website

    New modes detailed

    SEGA's preparing to drop Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown this summer, launching an official website to explain a bit more about the new gameplay features of the PSN download. While the PS3 version of Virtua Fighter 5 missed out on online play, Final Showdown includes online multiplayer as well as a revamped offline single player...

February2012

  • News Sony Explains Differences Between Regional Store Updates

    Jumping through hoops

    SCEE gets a lot of stick for delaying downloadable games that release on-time in North America. One example is Trine 2, which is still yet to launch in Europe despite hitting the US around Christmas time. As part of today’s PlayStation Store update, Sony’s Jawad Ashraf has attempted to shed a little light on exactly what...

  • Store Update 29th February 2012 (Europe)

    Leap year download

    Today's a rare occasion that only happens once every four years — Sony has revamped the way it presents the PlayStation Store update, intended to make it easier than ever to find out what's available, where and for how much. Let's see what's up today. PlayStation Network New Content: PS3 Games BioShock 2 (£14.99, €19.99,...

  • Store Update 28th February 2012 (North America)

    Vita demos and DLC

    Select Vita games get add-on content and demos today, helping you boost your experience or try before you buy, depending on your preference. Here's what's up now in North America. PlayStation Plus: Discounted PS3 Full Game Killzone 3 Full Multiplayer (PS+ Price: $7.50) Discounted Mini Touchdown Fever Mini (PS+ Price: $2.39) Free...

  • News Killzone 3 Multiplayer Comes to European PSN Tomorrow

    Freemium firepower

    Sony has announced that the free downloadable Killzone 3 multiplayer suite – already announced for North America – will launch in Europe tomorrow as part of region’s PlayStation Store update. The download will allow you to enjoy all three of Killzone 3’s main multiplayer modes across each of the game’s packaged and DLC

  • News Quantum Conundrum Quizzing PSN this Summer

    Swift turnaround

    The latest title from Kim Swift – co-creator of the original Portal – is set to arrive on PlayStation Network this summer, publisher Square Enix has announced. Dubbed Quantum Conundrum, the digital download sees players assuming the role of a young boy as he attempts to source the location of his missing uncle. With the creator...

  • News Sony Reveals PSN Gamers' Choice Nominees

    Quest for the best

    Sony's revealed the nominees for the second annual PlayStation Network Gamers’ Choice Awards. Like last year, you’ll be able to vote for your favourites via the PlayStation Network, with an XMB theme available for each title you select. The winning game in each category will secure a 30% discount on the PlayStation Store (50%...

  • News PS2 Cult Classic Primal Launches on US PSN Today

    A fan favourite

    We’ll forgive you for missing out on Studio Cambridge’s PS2 classic, Primal. It launched relatively early in the system’s life, and took a while to drum the enthusiasm it holds today. Fortunately you’ll get another chance to test out the cult favourite today, as the title drops onto the US PlayStation Store as a PS2 Classic...

  • News Ubisoft Discusses the Making of I Am Alive

    Putting the project on life support

    I Am Alive may have gone through several iterations since its original reveal way back at E3 2008, but it continues to intrigue despite the game’s clearly troubled development cycle. As big fans of survival horror, a lot of the mechanics Ubisoft Shanghai’s employed to create a tense and uncertain world...

  • News First Jet Set Radio HD Screenshots Get Scratching

    Looking good so far

    SEGA's followed up last week's announcement that classic Dreamcast title Jet Set Radio (Jet Grind Radio in America) is coming to PlayStation Network with the first HD screenshots. SEGA has also confirmed the game will see release this summer and revealed a Jet Set Radio art contest that could see your art included in the finished...

  • News Saints Row: The Third Goes Twilight in New DLC

    Edward you believe it?

    When we were at high-school, the kid with ginger hair and pale skin was always the one that got laughed at. But since the emergence of the Twilight series – and more importantly, Edward Cullen – that same stereotype’s turned into the ultimate lady magnet. Nah, we don’t get it either, but apparently vampires are the new...

  • News thatgamecompany Looking to Move Beyond PlayStation

    Going on a Journey of its own

    Thatgamecompany is looking to bring its titles to a “bigger audience”, studio co-founder Jenova Chen has told us in an exclusive interview. The studio head noted that with Journey due to amble onto PlayStation Network next month, and the company’s three game exclusivity relationship with Sony completed, the team...

  • News Shoot Many Robots from 13th March

    You know you want to

    Bad news for robots: Demiurge’s PlayStation Network shoot-a-thon, Shoot Many Robots, is set to arrive on the PlayStation Network on 13th March for $9.99. European robots will have an extra day to steel themselves for shutdown, when the Ubisoft published title arrives on 14th March overseas. Like its name so candidly suggests,...

  • News Killzone 3 Multiplayer Coming To PSN Next Week for Free

    With a level cap

    During the latest PlayStation Blogcast, Sony has announced that it is bringing Killzone 3’s complete multiplayer suite to the PlayStation Network as a standalone download next week. The component will be free to download, but will have a level cap in place requiring you to stump up $15 in order to unlock the full mode. While this...

  • News Sony Schedules PSN Maintenance for 1st March

    Find something else to do

    Sony’s forewarned users that the PlayStation Network will be taken offline from 16:00PM GMT on Thursday, 1st March until 07:00AM GMT on Friday, 2nd March for scheduled maintenance. While these maintenance periods aren’t typically a problem – allowing users to stay signed in if they login before the maintenance starts...

  • News Fresh Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Gameplay Trailer Sprints Online

    Miles Prower

    The first gameplay footage of SEGA’s episodic downloadable, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2, has spin-dashed online. The trailer shows Sonic and his flame furred associate, Tails, sprinting through a series of distinctly SEGA-like environments, including funfairs, ruins and snowy mountains. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 promises to...

  • News Jet Set Radio to Tag PlayStation Network

    Bringing the Beat back

    SEGA is preparing to bring much-loved Dreamcast title Jet Set Radio — aka Jet Grind Radio to PlayStation Network. The publisher embedded a short teaser video on its blog, with the simple title "Guess Who's Back?" The answer, it would seem, is "everyone from Jet Set Radio." No price, release date or...

  • News New Screens Show Rebooted Tokyo Jungle

    In the jungle...

    Hot on the heels of Sony’s 7th June release date announcement for hotly anticipated post-apocalyptic downloadable title, Tokyo Jungle, the publisher’s released some fresh screens of the game’s rejigged style. As previously confirmed, the title's dropped its original two-dimensional viewpoint, adopting a full three-dimensional...

  • News MotorStorm RC Racing into North America on 6th March

    Vroooom

    Spoilers: MotorStorm RC is amazing. It’s not often those of us in Europe get special treatment, but when it comes to Evolution Studios’ new cross-platform RC racer we’ve been treated like Kings. That is to say we’ve been up since last night cursing the fact that we can’t beat any of our PSN rivals' high scores. Grrrr. Still, the...

  • Store Update 22nd February 2012 (Europe)

    More PS2 classics

    The PS2 Classics are coming thick and fast now, with a true fighting classic hitting PSN today. Don't forget all the Vita PSN content went up last night, so don't expect to find it here. PS3 Games: Just Dance 3 (£29.99/€39.99)Rating: PEGI 3Availability: All LocalesFile Size: 11GB Smash ‘N’ Survive (£9.99/€12.99)Ratin

  • News Pre-order Mass Effect 3 from PSN for Exclusive Goodies

    Finish the fight digitally

    Mass Effect 3’s officially marking the transition into multiplatform series with a release day PlayStation Network release. Sony and BioWare’s announced that the upcoming sequel is available to pre-order from the PlayStation Store now. Plump up for the digital release and you’ll scoop the exclusive M55 Argus rifle...

  • Store Update 21st February 2012 (North America)

    Vita Store gets bigger

    PlayStation Vita's out in North America (and Europe, of course) so here's the PlayStation Store update letting you know exactly what you can get for your shiny new console with a US PlayStation Network account. PlayStation Plus: PSN Games Sega Genesis Bundle:Altered BeastComix ZoneGolden AxeSonic t

  • News WWE WrestleFest Chokeslams PSN This Year

    Coin-op classic

    THQ’s announced that an update of the legitimately brilliant arcade wrestling title, WWF WrestleFest, is headed to the PlayStation Network later this year. Renamed WWE WrestleFest, the update promises upgraded visuals, a contemporary fighter roster, multiplayer, downloadable content and Road to WrestleMania progression play...

  • News Tokyo Jungle Stomping onto PSN in June

    A right old din

    Sony’s finally attached a date to its bonkers downloadable indie project, Tokyo Jungle, in Japan. For those that aren’t familiar with the title, the game takes place in a deserted, futuristic Japan which has transformed into a brutal safari. Taking control of various animal species, you must both survive and uncover the truth of...

  • News Evolution Studios Talks MotorStorm RC's Stunning Price

    Micro-transaction

    Sony left Nintendo sputtering in the dust when it announced the price points of first party download-only PlayStation Network titles for PS Vita last week. Most surprising was MotorStorm RC's emergence as the cheapest in the pack at just £4.79. Don't associate that price with a lack of content, though. MotorStorm RC contains 16...

  • News Retro City Rampage Hijacks Vita and PS3

    Firing Vblanks

    Indie developer Vblank Entertainment is bringing Retro City Rampage to PS3 and PS Vita, designer Brian Provinciano revealed on the official PS EU Blog. The game — originally revealed for WiiWare several years ago — is now coming to PSN and Vita in May this year. We won't hold our breath: once upon a time it was set for release in...

  • Store Update 15th February 2012 (Europe)

    PS2 Classics are here

    After the bumper PS Store update for North America yesterday Europe's not left out in the cold, with stacks of new content including no fewer than 27 PS2 Classics added today. Let's dive in. PlayStation Network New Content: Full Games (PS3): Move Street Cricket (£11.90/€14.99)Rating: PEGI 3Availability: Not available in...

  • News First Shiny Sonic 4: Episode 2 Screens Leak Out

    Heads or Tails?

    Trust Xbox.com to leak screenshots of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 before SEGA's given us more than a teaser and some concept art. The screenshots — all embedded below for your pleasure — show Sonic and Tails engaging in some, er, co-op action, with online and offline options available. Sonic fans will pick up on any number of...

  • Store Update 14th February 2012 (North America)

    From SCEA, with love

    An absolutely enormous PlayStation Store update today, with stacks of stuff for PS Vita, PlayStation Plus members and stacks of other content. Read on and see what's available! PlayStation Plus: PS3 Full Games: Far Cry 2 (V-Day Special One Week Offer)PSN Games: Battle Fantasia;Fatal Inertia;

  • Interview Version2Games - Smash 'N' Survive

    Fender bender

    Car combat is staging a comeback. It’s not just Twisted Metal that’s set to drop onto PlayStation 3 this month, but also Version2Games’ Smash ‘N’ Survive, an explosive vehicular combat title that’s breaking new ground of its own. Indeed, the launch of Smash ‘N’ Survive will mark the first time an Indian developed game...

  • Guide How to Download PSP Games to PS Vita

    Plus: compatible games list

    When you get your Vita in the next few weeks, you might want to take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of those PSP classics on your shiny new handheld, but how do you do that? Well, it's quite straightforward really, as the PlayStation Blog explains. While there's no UMD to Vita transfer for North America, you can...

  • News SEGA Attacks with Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Trailer

    Evading throw escape!

    We're just a little bit excited about Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, due to land on PSN this summer. The latest entry in what some would call the greatest fighting game series ever, VF5FS introduces new character Jean Kujo and brings back sumo champion Taka-Arashi, not seen on a home console since Dreamcast's Virtua Fighter 3...

  • Feature Must-Have PlayStation 3 Games - Mike's Picks

    Flowers with portals

    To introduce you to the team we've put together here at Push Square, we asked each team member for two PS3 games they considered absolutely essential. Here, assistant editor Mike Mason tackles interdimensional portals and an indescribable PSN classic. Portal 2: Portal 2 takes the innovative puzzle mechanic from the first outing...

  • News PlayStation Network Accounts Renamed Tomorrow

    Moment of SEN

    Kiss goodbye to your friendly neighbourhood PlayStation Network account: it's getting a name change tomorrow. A firmware update will see your PSN account renamed to a Sony Entertainment Network account, but to all intents and purposes nothing is changing, as Sony explained in an email: On February 8, 2012, “PlayStation®Network...

January2012

  • News Puddle Drops Onto PSN Next Wednesday

    Making a splash

    Konami's Puddle finally comes to the PlayStation Store next week. The wet puzzler lands in Europe on Wednesday for an as-yet unspecified price. It supports PlayStation Move or traditional DualShock controllers. Konami makes a splash with Puddle on XBLA® and PlayStation®Network Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH today confirmed the...

  • News House of the Dead: Overkill Drops in Price on PSN

    Cheap thrills

    SEGA's House of the Dead: Overkill — Extended Cut just got a cut of its own — in the pricing department. PlayStation Store users can now pick up the game for £19.99/€24.99, down from £27.99/€34.99. It should serve as an appetite-whetter for House of the Dead 3, out next month, and springtime shooter House of the Dead 4. Check...

  • News Sports Champions Hits PlayStation Store This Week

    Now there's no excuse

    Move showpiece Sports Champions is one of those must-have games for motion fans, but if you haven't had chance to pick it up on Blu-ray you might want to check out the PlayStation Store this week. Zindagi's compilation will hit the North American PlayStation Store tomorrow for an as-yet unspecified price. Considering you can...

  • News House of the Dead 3 and 4 Lurch Towards PSN

    Don't suffer like G did

    After last year's House of the Dead: Overkill — Extended Cut, SEGA's keeping the green blood flowing with two more shooter ports for PS3, but this time they're heading to the PlayStation Store. On 7th February the North American store gets House of the Dead 3, complete with PlayStation Move support, Trophies and HD...

  • News All Zombies Must Die Has No Move Support

    Hopes killed

    Stand down, zombie-haters: All Zombies Must Die doesn't support PlayStation Move. Doublesix confirmed to Push Square that the top-down shooter has no motion control support, despite last week's PlayStation Store update saying different. As you were.

December2011

  • Out Now All Zombies Must Die (North America)

    No bones about it

    When you absolutely, positively have to kill every zombie out there, you need All Zombies Must Die's optional PlayStation Move support. The PSN-exclusive shooter just launched in North America for $9.99, with optional PlayStation Move support. You've probably guessed the premise, but developer Doublesix Games promises RPG elements...

  • News Sony Backtracks: "Only One PSN Account Per Vita"

    Honestly

    Last week we reported that multiple PSN accounts means multiple Vita memory cards, but Sony has once again changed its mind on just how many PSN accounts you can link to a single Vita. The company has gone back to its original statement that you can only use one PSN account on Vita: The PSN account is tied to the hardware and the memory...

  • News Wanted Corp Twitter Contest Competition Winners

    Were you one of the lucky ones?

    As everybody who follows Movemodo on Twitter knows, it's the best way to stay up to date with Move news, bargains and even the odd giveaway. We teamed up with Wanted Corp publisher Zoo Games to give five lucky followers in North America this brand new PS Move shooter. If your name is on the list below, check your...

  • News Plus Subscribers Get 40% Off 4 Elements HD

    It's on now

    Boolat Games wants you to have a happy holiday, so it's knocked 40% off the price of its PSN puzzler 4 Elements HD for European PlayStation Plus subscribers. Until 4th January 2012 UK PS Plus members can get the game for around £3.79, or €4.79 if you're of the Euro persuasion. It's quite a good little puzzler all told, as our 4...

  • News inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood is Fastest-Selling PSN Game Ever

    Hot Cole

    Vampire-themed spin-off inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood is officially the fastest-selling PSN release ever, according to the US PlayStation Blog. The Move-enabled game was November's biggest selling download and the fastest-selling download to hit the PSN, though Sony didn't reveal any more specific details. Is the game actually any good,...

  • News Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath Move Controls Due "In a Few Months"

    Game out on 21st December

    We reported the other day that Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath isn't Move-enabled at launch, but it seems we may have to wait a while longer for its Move patch than we'd first hoped. Just Add Water confirmed the game will release in Europe on 21st December for £9.99, but stated that Move controls — along with 3DTV support and...

  • Out Today Wanted Corp (North America)

    Blast off

    The biggest releases might be behind us, but there's still more Move goodness on the way, with the North American PlayStation Store updated today with a new title. Wanted Corp is a shooter with a distinctly old-school vibe, as you can see in the trailer below. If you like the look of what you see below, stay tuned for our exclusive Wanted...

  • News Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath Not Move-Enabled at Launch

    The wait is still on

    Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath was first revealed before Move was even released, but at the time of writing it's still not available. When it's finally released later this month, it won't even come with Move controls. As posted by iWaggle3D, the game's motion controls will be added later on through a patch. There's no date for when...

  • News Get 50% off Child of Eden on EU PlayStation Store

    Heavenly deal

    Child of Eden was pretty cheap to begin with, but as part of Sony's 12 Deals of Christmas it just got even cheaper. Head to the European PlayStation Store and depending on your location you could get as much as 50% off the price of Q? Entertainment's sterling shooter. The deal only runs until 7th December so if you want to get a...

November2011

  • News Vita Won't Play PSOne Games Right Away

    Backwards incompatibility

    Sony's Japanese Vita website has confirmed that the upcoming portable will not run original PlayStation games right out of the box, as rumoured in an issue of Famitsu last month. As reported by Andriasang the Japanese site asks "can Vita play PlayStation Game Archives games?", which refers to PSOne and...

  • News Patched for Move: Lemmings (PSN)

    Out for nowt

    After a partially pleasing appearance as part of Move Mind Benders, the original PSN release of Lemmings has now received a free update to add Move support. The game is now bumped up to v3.0, letting you guide the little critters around with a single Move controller. We've already appraised the game as part of our Move Mind Benders...

  • News More Move Demos Hit the PlayStation Store

    Get fit for a bit

    With so many Move games out at the moment it's good to see Sony choosing to promote most of them with free demos on the PlayStation Store, a handful of new demos now available to download for free. You can choose to burn some calories with a spot of Move Fitness (908MB), get the family together for some Start the Party: Save the...

  • News Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath Finished, Out Very Soon

    New features list inside

    The long old road for Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath to reach the PlayStation Store is nearly at its conclusion, as developer Just Add Water has revealed the game is now finished and nearly ready for release. The studio also passed over to Eurogamer a list of improvements to the project, some of which won't mean much but others...

  • News iWaggle Shows More of inFAMOUS's Move Controls

    They work this way

    We recently reviewed inFAMOUS 2 and PSN spin-off inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood, but if you want to know more about their motion controls our friend at iWaggle3D has put together an informative video explaining their new motion control schemes. This is the first part of two and goes into great detail about how the Move controls...

  • News You Must Pay To Transfer PSP UMD Games to Vita

    Here's how it works

    Sony already had one crack at the UMD-to-digital transfer with its PSPgo, and now with Vita on the horizon it's having another go, revealing exactly how you can turn those plastic discs into downloadable delights. First, keep your PSP, as it's crucial to the whole process. You need to download the UMD Registration Application to...

  • Out Now Move Mind Benders (Europe)

    PSN release confirmed

    Move Mind Benders is out on Blu-ray this Friday, but if you can't wait — or, more probably, you just don't want to leave your gaming lair — you can download it from the European PlayStation Store right now. The £17.99/€24.99 is a bundle of some of Move's best puzzlers; your money gets you echochrome ii, Tumble and an...

  • News Under Siege is Now 30% Cheaper

    Not bad eh?

    Good news, everyone: PSN exclusive strategy game Under Siege just dropped in price by a rather good 30%. North American users can now grab it for $13.99, down from $19.99, with the European price dipping to €9.99 instead of €14.99. Developer Seed Studios also confirmed the game will soon receive an update bringing new co-op and...

  • News Play God with Babel Rising on PSN Next Year

    Thou shalt not miss it

    This one passed us by last week, but Ubisoft's announced its first Move-enabled download will see the light of day in 2012. Called Babel Rising, it's a big brother to the current iOS game that sees you using God-like powers to stop the Babylonians finishing the titular tower. We've not been able to unleash the wrath of God...

  • News Toki Tori Makes a PSN Nest on 16th November

    Egged on

    Adorable puzzle platformer Toki Tori is just two weeks from getting PSN all in a flap, with a European release confirmed for 16th November. The game will set Brits back £6.29 or those who use the Euro €7.99, a superb price considering Toki Tori on WiiWare costs 900 Nintendo Points, or around £8. To celebrate the launch — and Toki...

  • News Machinarium Creator Favours DualShock Over Move

    But why?

    Machinarium is coming to PlayStation Network next year in what developer Amanita Design says is "the definitive version" of the game, but Amanita founder Jakub Dvorský isn't a full convert to the Move controls yet. Speaking to Eurogamer, Dvorský revealed he's sticking with DualShock over the game's optional motion controls: For...

October2011

  • News Hydrophobia Prophecy Washes Up Next Week

    Sandbags at the ready

    Hydrophobia Prophecy is about to whet your appetite for water-based puns: it's out on PSN next week. North America gets it on 1st November with a European release on 2nd November. The best bit is the price: just $7.99 in North America or £5.10 in the UK, the game is free to PlayStation Plus subscribers. Hydrophobia Prophecy...

  • News inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood Trailer Really Bites

    Screens and facts inside too

    You finally get to grapple with Cole McGrath and PlayStation Move next week, as Sony releases inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood on PlayStation Network this coming Wednesday. Now we have the game's final fact sheet, screenshots and trailer to get you all fired up. Festival of Blood is a standalone game in its own right rather...

  • News UMD Owners May Get Digital Discounts for PSP Games on Vita

    Here we PSP Go again

    Sony's has posted a PS Vita FAQ to its Japanese PlayStation site, revealing that the company may plan on offering discounted digital downloads for the UMD games PSP gamers have amassed over the years. The FAQ includes the question "Can PS Vita play PSP Games?" The answer is yes, but only via digital downloads. Sony...

  • News PlayStation Network Suffers Fresh Hack Attack

    93,000 accounts compromised

    While nowhere near the magnitude of the attack back in April, Sony has confirmed its PlayStation Network service has been victim to a new act of digital devilry. The company has announced it's detected attempts form hackers to test a set of IDs and passwords across the PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment,...

  • News DunDef Due Date Is A Done Deal

    PSN version out first

    Here's a turn-up for the books: much-anticipated PSN game Dungeon Defenders is coming to the PlayStation Store before Xbox Live Arcade and Steam. Traditionally it's been Microsoft's stance that multiformat download games must launch on XBLA first, but Trendy Entertainment is bucking that trend and coming to PSN before other...

September2011

  • Out Now Max & the Magic Marker: Gold Edition (Europe)

    Brush with fate

    Press Play's enhanced conversion of its original WiiWare hit — now known as Max and the Magic Marker: Gold Edition — is available from the European PlayStation Store. Naturally the transition to PSN brings HD graphics and support for PlayStation Move, but you can get a feel for its other new features in the official launch...

  • News Meet the Monks of Dungeon Defenders

    They're fast

    While we wait on a release date for Dungeon Defenders, Trendy Entertainment is stoking anticipation by releasing a series of videos. Last week we had the development diary, and now we have a look at the game's Monk class. Xbox Live Arcade users get the game on 19th October with a PlayStation Network release date "to be announced...

  • News Gun Game Mode is Coming to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

    Up your arsenal

    Valve is definitely putting the effort into bringing its well-regarded FPS franchise up-to-date with upcoming PSN title, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. We’ve already reported that the game is coming with PlayStation Move support, mouse and keyboard options and cross-platform play, but now we’ve found about one of its actual...

  • News Max and the Magic Marker Release Date Revealed

    Right around the bend

    We recently brought you the news that the WiiWare hit Max and the Magic Marker would be coming to PSN with PlayStation Move support and today we’ve gotten word that the wait to play this upgraded Gold Edition of the game will not be long at all. Max and the Magic Marker: Gold Edition make its PSN landing on September 28th in...

  • News SEGA Bass Fishing Takes the Move Bait on 4th October

    PSN release at last

    SEGA is gearing up for a double Move whammy in October: with House of the Dead: Overkill — Extended Cut at the month's end, PS3 owners after something a little more sedate are catered for on 4th October with the digital release of SEGA Bass Fishing. Those aware of the game will know its lengthy history: originally an arcade...

  • News NBA 2K12 Demo Hits the Hardwood Today

    Grapple with the greats

    We're just a few weeks away from NBA 2K12, but if you want a taste of the new improvements awaiting in this year's instalment there's a demo available on the PlayStation Store to help you out. In a replay of the 2011 NBA Finals, the demo pitches Miami Heat against the Dallas Mavericks and shows off some of the new features...

  • News Max and the Magic Marker Moves to PSN

    A delightful doodler

    The indie title Max and the Magic Marker has generally received high marks all-around on the Wii, DS and PC: our sister site Nintendo Life reviewed the WiiWare version of the game at an above average score of 8 out of 10. This colourful physics-based platformer allows you to draw objects with the pointer controls, or "magic...

August2011

  • News Valve Staging a Counter-Strike for PlayStation Move

    Respected series takes aim

    Counter-Strike is one of the most well-loved shooters on PC, but hasn't reached quite the same level of success on consoles, perhaps due to the controls not working quite as nicely on a traditional controller. That's about to change though, as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for PS3 will support PlayStation Move. The next...

  • News Dungeon Defenders Squire Trailer Doffs its Hat

    Release date 'coming soon'

    It seems like a long, long time since we first encountered Dungeon Defenders: in fact, it first hit our radars back in December 2010, and it's been six months since we interviewed the DunDef team. The game's road to release is nearing its final stop though, as Trendy Entertainment has announced we'll hear about a release...

  • News 4 Elements HD Lined Up for Launch Next Week

    Ready to match three?

    PlayStation Move's catalogue hits 80 titles next week with the launch of 4 Elements HD, a match-three puzzler for $9.99/€7.99. The title will hit North America on Tuesday 30th August with a European release the following day. Here's the latest trailer below: Release date of the 4 Elements HD for PlayStation®3 revealed by...

  • News Puddle Makes a Splash on PSN in November

    Sorry about that

    Konami's liquid PSN puzzler Puddle looks like an interesting use of PlayStation Move, and at least as interesting as the rather-similar-actually Fluidity on WiiWare. The inevitable result of Move's motion controls and a game about fluids, you tilt the controller to funnel the liquids through a series of mazes, avoiding fire,...

  • News PS3 Software 3.70 Out Now with New PSN Features

    XMB tweaked too

    Updating your PS3 is the gift that just keeps on giving, and now system software version 3.70 is out with a few new additions. PlayStation Plus members now get automatic trophy synchronisation and uploading of game saves to Online Storage, and the PlayStation Store has a new recommend feature letting you send friends a message...

July2011

  • News Win Fast Draw Showdown in Our Quick Fire Contest!

    Fingers at the ready

    Fast Draw Showdown is available in the PlayStation Store right now for North American readers, but if your finger has been hovering over the Buy button without ever squeezing the trigger, we have a contest that's just for you. Thanks to Digital Leisure we have three copies of the game to give away to anyone with a North American...

  • News Fast Draw Showdown Moseys on Down on 19th July

    Draw!

    Digital Leisure's already released Fast Draw Showdown on WiiWare, but it's ready to reload and take a shot at PlayStation Network on Tuesday. The enhanced version of Fast Draw Showdown launches in North America for $9.99, with all the content of the original release as well as some brand new stuff too, including online leaderboards, Trophy...

  • News Free PlayStation Move Game Featured in JPN Welcome Back Program

    Movin’ back into action

    The Japanese PlayStation Network has been unavailable ever since the initial outage months ago, and while the North America and European territories kicked back into action over a month ago, Japan’s network was still left out in the dark. All that change today as Japans PlayStation Network kicked back into full swing, and...

June2011

  • News Dungeon Hunter: Alliance Tops PSN Charts in America

    All enemies vanquished

    Gameloft's heavy support for PlayStation Move has paid off, as the company's action RPG Dungeon Hunter: Alliance has levelled up to the top of the PSN charts in America. If you're tempted to pick up this Move-enabled battler, check out our Dungeon Hunter: Alliance review. Dungeon Hunter: Alliance at the Top of the...

  • News PSN Catches Ape Escape Fever on 5th July

    Only in America

    Here's an unusual event: PlayStation Move Ape Escape is coming to PSN in North America on 5th July, but in Europe it's out on disc tomorrow. If you want to try out the net-waving cartoon adventure, there'll also be a free demo for North American account holders on 28th June to see what you think to the apes' long-awaited appearance...

  • News New DLC for No More Heroes and Killzone 3 Out Now

    Europe's update is on

    The PlayStation Store updated in Europe today with some new downloadable content for several Move-enabled games. Here's what's out now. Also, although it's not PlayStation Move-related, we'd like you to know there will be a Sonic Generations demo on PlayStation Store tomorrow. Killzone 3: From the Ashes Map Pack...

  • News Try Out Virtua Tennis 4's Move Controls for Free on PSN

    Demo to hit the net

    It's Wimbledon time, which means many gamers will be wanting to pick up a virtual racquet and pretend they're Rafael Nadal. PlayStation 3 owners keen to get a Move on in the sport will likely be torn between Top Spin 4 and Virtua Tennis 4, but one deciding factor might be the free Move-enabled demo of VT4 that's coming to PSN...

  • News Fast Draw Showdown Takes Ten Paces and Shoots for PSN

    Due out in July

    We've already seen Fast Draw Showdown on WiiWare, and now publisher Digital Leisure is bringing the Wild West game rootin' and tootin' to PSN in July. Fast Draw Showdown is a conversion of the gunslinging arcade original, with 720p video and PlayStation Move controls as well as online leaderboards and rewards for your PlayStation...

  • Out Today Greg Hastings Paintball 2 (PlayStation Network)

    Move goes splat

    Hankering for some PlayStation Move paintball action? That hankering can finish today, as Greg Hastings Paintball 2 is out now on PlayStation Network in North America. Originally released on Xbox 360 and Wii last year, the game offers 14-player action with PlayStation Move support to boot and costs a cool $19.99. We'll be taking aim...

  • News Social Action RPG Ruin Coming to PlayStation Vita

    Fully integrates with PS3

    One of the most interesting features of the PlayStation Vita is its ability to offer a seamless gaming experience across platforms with the help of cloud saving. Ruin, a new action RPG titles announced by Sony today at E3, takes full advantage of this feature, allowing players to connect to the game's online world from...

  • News Konami Making a Puddle on Move

    Fluid puzzler drops in

    A water-based puzzle game with motion controls will sound familiar to readers of our sister site Nintendo Life, as last year saw the excellent Fluidity/Hydroventure on WiiWare. Now Konami is set to bring a title that looks similar on the surface to PlayStation Move: Puddle. Like Fluidity, you use your motion controller — in...

  • News NGP Can Play All PSP Games on PSN

    Smoothing and dual analog supported

    The NGP may not be able to play the soon-to-be-defunct UMDs powering the physical media of the PSP, but it will be able to play all the PSP games currently available for download on the PSN. Also, players will not be locked into the original control scheme of their title of choice, as the games will be able to...

  • Out Now Sega Rally Online Arcade (North America)

    Throttled up to Move – Sega style!

    The PlayStation Store just recently raced back to action in North America, and Movers are finally able to download the titles Learning with Pooyoos and Under Siege. But, one game raced onto the PSN Store like an unexpected hairpin turn: Sega Rally Online Arcade. Sega Ra

  • News WipEout 2048 Lets You Race PS3 Owners Online

    Bridging the gap

    Cross-platform online gaming isn't a widespread reality just yet, but Sony's next WipEout title is certainly another step in the right direction. Sony says that the new feature will allow owners of WipEout HD Fury to race against up to seven WipEout 2048 racers online. Aside from this impressive feature, game director Stu Tilley...

  • News Sony Unveils New Music Title Sound Shapes

    From the maker of Everyday Shooter

    The PS Blog has popped the lid on it's latest game for the NGP (or should we call it the Vita?), tentatively titled Sound Shapes. The game is from Jonathan Mak, maker of the popular PSN title Everyday Shooter, and will mix elements of the platforming and music/rhythm genres. Players create their own music by simply...

  • Out Now Learning with the Pooyoos (North America)

    Education on the Move

    The PlayStation Store is back, and it's brought with it two new releases for Move users: Under Siege and Lexis Numerique's Learning with the Pooyoos. The educational title for young kids has already made several appearances on WiiWare, so it'll be interesting to see how it's

  • Out Now Under Siege (Global)

    At last!

    Poor old Under Siege has had a rocky road to the PlayStation Store: originally planned for release in late 2010, it suffered delay after delay before finally being set for release in April. Of course, the PlayStation Network outage struck, but now the PlayStation Store is back online the game is finally available. The fully Move-compatible...

May2011

  • Rumour PlayStation Store Back Within 24 Hours

    Update: Sony squashes rumours

    Edit: PlayStation Store will not be returning tomorrow, PlayStation blog manager James Gallagher has confirmed: The latest information I have on PlayStation Store is that we are aiming to have it live by the end of May. Contrary to popular rumours, it will not be reopening tomorrow but we will let you know here as soon...

  • News Killzone 3's Double XP Weekend Is On Now

    Two headshots for the price of one

    PSN is back in action and the multiplayer battles are raging once again. Guerrilla Games apparently is just as excited as we are, and has upped the ante to get gamers to Move back into Killzone 3 warzones in full force this weekend, by offering up a double XP weekend. Jumping into battle right now will already...

  • News Sony America Welcomes You Back with These Games

    Hard choices ahead

    The North American PlayStation Blog has let loose with details of the free games you'll be able to claim as part of its Welcome Back programme when PlayStation Store service is restored in the near future. PlayStation 3 owners will be able to choose two of the following five games: Dead Nation inFAMOUS LittleBigPlanet Super...

  • News Sony Europe Details Games to Welcome You Back

    Surprisingly good choices

    It's not long until the PlayStation Store is back now, and as part of its promised "Welcome Back" programme Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced the games affected users will be able to choose from as compensation. Users across Europe can choose two of the following PS3 games:...

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