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June2014

  • Store Update 3rd June 2014 (North America)

    Murder on the dancefloor

    If you still think that the PlayStation 4 is suffering from a drought, then we’re not entirely sure what planet you’re living on anymore. This week’s North American PlayStation Store update features five new games, including the intriguing Murdered: Soul Suspect and PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate. Moreover, you’ll now be...

May2014

  • News Sleep Easy, The Wolf Among Us Will Arrive in Europe for the Weekend

    Counting sheep

    When Telltale Games dropped the bomb that The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 wouldn't be arriving in Europe this week, we got a glimpse of what it feels like to be protagonist Bigby himself. Fortunately, we can keep calm and carry on, as the release will actually come out of hiding on 30th May. While the delay has been less than a week,...

  • Store Update 28th May 2014 (Europe)

    Plenty of buzz

    We’re aware that our Watch Dogs puns have become more tiresome than the classic Nokia ringtone, but if you could just hold your temper for one second, then we’ll hang up our funny hat. Unsurprisingly, it’s Ubisoft’s open world adventure that’s the hot new addition to the European PlayStation Store this week, but honourable...

  • Store Update 27th May 2014 (North America)

    Keep watch

    We suspect that this week’s headline addition needs no introduction, as open world adventure Watch Dogs is available now on the North American PlayStation Store. Assuming that you have some leftover time and money, however, there are a handful of lighter bites to keep you occupied, including Lemmings Touch, Mind Zero, and Monster...

  • News Europe Is Left Out of The Wolf Among Us' Release Next Week

    This little piggy had none

    We're used to Telltale's antics by now, though the announcement that The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 is arriving the week after The Walking Dead will be a curve ball to many, especially for those of you building up a backlog. However, it seems like us Europeans have no choice but to plug our ears in order to avoid spoilers,...

  • Store Update 21st May 2014 (Europe)

    The Wolfenstein of Wall Street

    As with North America, it’s a big week for the European PlayStation Store, with Wolfenstein: The New Order, Transistor, and Drakengard 3 all available now. Other highlights include Mugen Souls Z,

  • News PS4 Exclusives Discounted on European PlayStation Store

    Knack punches Killzone's price

    The price of PlayStation 4 games have been nothing short of extortionate in the UK since launch, with some titles retailing at up to £64.99 ($110) depending on where you shop. Fortunately, the figures are slowly starting to come down, with both Watch Dogs and Wolfenstein: The New Order commanding much more manageable...

  • Store Update 20th May 2014 (North America)

    The new order

    It’s a scorching week on the North American PlayStation Store, with more new releases than you can shake a stick at. Highlights obviously include Transistor and Wolfenstein: The New Order, but Sparkle 2, Drakengard 3, and a slew of new PSone imports are vying for your attention, too. What are you buying? PS4 Pre-Orders:

  • News Hit Series Tie-In Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is Coming West for the Summer

    Inception

    While we're no stranger to anime themed titles on PlayStation consoles with Dragon Ball and Naruto making almost yearly visits, it's rare for any but the big names to come and play. But thanks to its overwhelming popularity, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment, a PlayStation Vita tie-in of the worldwide smash hit, will be swinging its...

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    Review The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 3 - In Harm's Way

    Deeper down the rabbit hole

    When writing reviews, it’s always important to avoid spoilers, that way you don’t ruin the experience for future players. This is a particular conundrum that we face each time that Telltale Games releases new episodic content, as each instalment builds upon the last, making our lives a misery as we attempt to dance...

  • Store Update 14th May 2014 (Europe)

    Big hit

    It’s a slightly meatier European PlayStation Store update than North America this week – even if that is primarily because we’re playing catch up in these parts. After an unexpected delay, MLB 14 The Show is now actually available on the PlayStation 4, while Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars has finally made the long journey...

  • Store Update 13th May 2014 (North America)

    Black magic

    There’s not a whole lot of girth to the latest North American PlayStation Store update – but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a big week for PlayStation Vita owners. Fans of Sony’s flagship portable format will be able to pick up both Borderlands 2 and Soul Sacrifice Delta – two tasty titles that should add a little spice to...

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    Review SoulCalibur: Lost Swords

    En garbage

    Forget about missing blades, we suspect that the folks at Bandai Namco may have misplaced their minds while developing SoulCalibur: Lost Swords. This wretched free-to-play fighter serves up the gaming equivalent of seppuku, except the ancient Japanese suicidal rite isn’t riddled with obnoxious loading times, and thus is preferable to...

  • Store Update 7th May 2014 (Europe)

    Flamin' heck

    Coming up with interesting introductions to these PlayStation Store updates becomes a challenge after a while, so we’re just going to dive straight into this European refresh and hope that no one notices the distinct lack of effort. At least the platform holder’s put a little more thought into its digital plaza’s latest publish,...

  • Store Update 6th May 2014 (North America)

    Strike a light

    MLB 14 The Show is the main addition to the North American PlayStation Store this week, promising to hit a homerun for the first time on Sony’s next-gen format. Despite launching on the PlayStation 3 and Vita earlier in the year, this PlayStation 4 version promises visuals so pretty that you’ll struggle to keep your eye on the...

  • News Historical Figures Duke it Out in Eiyuu Senki - The World Conquest

    Cat fight

    The indie scene on Sony's consoles is flourishing, with more unique and interesting games being added every week – but the same can't be said for titles made by Japan's smaller development teams. We could, however, be seeing the arrival of more bizarre releases in the future, following the announcement of Eiyuu Senki - The World Conquest...

  • Game of the Month April 2014 - Child of Light

    Out of the dark

    April may not have equalled March's onslaught of great games, but it still managed to play host to a number of smaller titles that ended up occupying large chunks of our time. Enjoyable downloadable releases were aplenty, with the likes of Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Trials Fusion, and Child of Light all vying for Push Square's...

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    Review Starlight Inception

    Failure to launch

    The space combat genre seems to be making something of a comeback lately, with releases like Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut lighting up the dark corners of space. As such, it’s only right that the PlayStation Vita should get its own spaceship game, and Starlight Inception by Escape Hatch Entertainment is a Kickstarter project...

  • News Heartless Americans Thought Tokyo Jungle Was Woof

    Doggy doo

    Tokyo Jungle is the most bafflingly barmy game to grace any console over the past five years. Outpacing even Octodad: Dadliest Catch in the odd department, the ridiculous roguelike sees you assume the role of a variety of animals, as you attempt to survive in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo. However, while we utterly adored the animal centric...

  • News This Weekend, You Can Buy a Bunch of PS3 Games for $5

    Shut up and take our money

    Valve, is that you? Sony may have been the laughing stock of the digital plaza discount world less than six months ago, but it’s really upped its game over the past few weeks, announcing a slew of sales that have our wallet literally groaning at the prospect of cheap PlayStation 3 games. This latest batch comes care of...

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    Review Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels

    Pick a card

    Trading card games are everywhere these days, mostly thanks to smartphones and the free-to-play model. Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels looks to present the genre in a more traditional way. With thousands upon thousands of cards available to collect and utilise in battle, as well as both single player and online modes, it’d be easy to spend...

  • Store Update 30th April 2014 (Europe)

    Neverland

    Yes, feel free to point and laugh at us like The Simpsons character Nelson – we know that we’re extremely late. While we could make up an elaborate tale involving talking rabbits and tea parties to explain away our tardiness, we’re just going to point our finger at that overnight PlayStation 4 showcase instead. It even made us sleep...

April2014

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    Review Ethan: Meteor Hunter

    Rat trapped

    Already available on the PlayStation 3 and via Valve’s computer-based Steam client, Ethan: Meteor Hunter features a plucky rat that’s bestowed with the power of time freezing and teleportation. Despite the zany premise, this side-scroller has already won one major award and been nominated for a number of others – but has this...

  • Store Update 29th April 2014 (North America)

    Step into the light

    Who said that the PlayStation 4 has no games? There’s been a non-stop barrage of new next-gen releases over the past few weeks, and the latest noteworthy arrival on the North American PlayStation Store is Ubisoft’s gorgeous role-playing title Child of Light. It’s been accompanied by survival horror Daylight and superhero...

  • News Japanese Games Go Cheap in the US PSN Golden Week Sale

    Always believe in your soul

    When Europe received a bumper Easter sale on the PlayStation Network, it left feathers ruffled that the North American store wasn't getting a similar seasonal gift. However, while those of you in the US may have been forced to skip on last week's celebrations, you can look forward to the Japanese holiday of Golden Week...

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    Review Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

    Half shelled

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – a game developed by Red Fly Studios and published by Activision – released in August last year on both Steam and the Xbox 360 to a largely atrocious reception. With the game taking around eight months to hit the PlayStation 3, then, one would expect (or at least hope) that the delay...

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    Review Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition

    Wayne too far

    You may remember the side-scrolling Arkham spin-off that graced your PlayStation Vita last year. Well, as with so many other franchises before it, the Dark Knight has been transported from the handheld to your living room in Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition. While the portable version was widely criticised for...

  • Store Update 23rd April 2014 (Europe)

    Stage of history

    Wacky parenting simulation Octodad: Dadliest Catch is the hottest new addition to the European PlayStation Store this week, with SoulCalibur Lost Swords and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle providing plenty of backup if you’re not into secret cephalopods. While we get on with the full list, don’t be a furtive fish, and...

  • Store Update 22nd April 2014 (North America)

    Who's that man in the three-piece suit?

    You’ll be able to prove your propensity for parenting as part of the North American PlayStation Store update this week, as the biggest new addition is undoubtedly Octodad: Dadliest Catch for the PlayStation 4. Flanking this fishy fathering sim are SoulCalibur Lost Swords and Demon Gaze. What are you buying?...

  • News Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn Enters Orbit in July, Fires Off a New Trailer

    Yet more explosions

    Back in February, the fourth game in the Dynasty Warriors: Gundam series, Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn, was announced for a Summer release over here in the West, and today publisher Bandai Namco has confirmed that the mech-'em-up will be blasting its way to North America in July. Although there's no word on a specific...

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    Review SingOn

    A neighbour's nightmare

    If there’s one problem with Rock Band, it’s that most of its content is DLC. Sure, it’s great to be able to pick and choose what you want to play, but purchasing individually means that you’re unlikely to try new things. SingOn tries to solve this problem by going with a subscription model, allowing instant anytime...

  • News You Can Buy These PlayStation Games for Less Than a Dollar

    Eggcellent value

    There’s nothing worse than a long weekend with nothing to play. While this editor is fortunate enough to never not have a backlog, thrifty gamers may be thrilled to learn that Sony is running a pretty impressive sale in North America, featuring a whopping 30 games for just $0.99. Yeah, that’s less than a dollar. Admittedly,...

  • Rumour Sony Stupidly Sets PSN Maintenance for Easter Monday

    Bunny boiler

    There’s a long weekend on the way – but Sony seems eager to encourage you to go outside and play. Apparently, the platform holder is planning a period of PlayStation Network maintenance starting 16:00PM BST on 21st April through until 04:00AM BST on 22nd April. There’s nothing especially abnormal about that – aside from the fact...

  • Interview How Renegade Kid Embraces PlayStation Survival Horror Classics in Cult County

    It's a storm out there

    While Kickstarter may be rife with new blood trying to get their first foot through the game development door, there are also veteran studios using the crowd sourcing format to create the titles of their dreams, with big name outfits such as Obsidian Entertainment and Double Fine successfully funding releases through the...

  • Store Update 9th April 2014 (Europe)

    Flyin' high

    It’s all soccer spreadsheets and spacecrafts on the European PlayStation Store this week, with Football Manager Classic 2014 and Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut being the big new additions. Other highlights include The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 and LEGO The Hobbit, while it’s also worth

  • News There Are Some Cracking Discounts in This European PSN Easter Sale

    Eggcellent

    The Easter bunny sure isn’t messing around this year, as it’s scurried out of its burrow bearing a bevy of discounted PlayStation Network best-sellers. Sony’s latest European sale is absolutely outrageous, spanning a slew of smashing PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3 savings that are sure to keep you occupied over the impending...

  • Store Update 8th April 2014 (North America)

    A crooked mile

    There’s a wolf among us! No, not a real one – we just mean that the next episode in Telltale Games’ popular Fables adaptation is available now from the North American PlayStation Store. Other major highlights this week include PlayStation 4 dogfighting escapade Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut and LEGO The Hobbit. What are you...

  • Game of the Month March 2014 - inFAMOUS: Second Son

    So hot right now

    You can always rely on the good old March rush to pick up the slack left by the post-Christmas drought, and 2014's third month was no different. Whether you're a fan of re-mastered classics, licensed RPGs based on farting, or gorgeous indies, there was something for just about everyone on last month's release list. But as always,...

  • News Octodad May Extend a Tentacle to PS4 Later This Month

    Fish out of water

    The hotly anticipated PlayStation 4 port of Young Horses’ bizarre underwater escapade Octodad: Dadliest Catch is finished, and is currently going through Sony’s certification process. According to a studio spokesperson writing on Reddit, if our aquatic protagonist can get past the platform holder’s quality assurance...

  • News The Wolf Among Us Teases Episode 3 Ahead of Imminent Release

    "Whatever it is, I didn't do it"

    We're at the halfway point in Telltale Games' episodic adventure The Wolf Among Us, and events are starting to get messy for our hero Bigby. If you're eager for a glimpse at the next instalment following the sadistic cliff hanger of Episode 2, a trailer lurks just below to feed your addiction. Just be warned that...

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    Review Skullgirls Encore

    Back for more

    When Reverge Labs’ Skullgirls launched in April 2012, it was received very well. What’s incredible, however, is that it’s managed to maintain that level of popularity in the months since, with crowdfunding keeping the release alive once its ties with publisher Konami were cut. During all of the real-life drama – and name...

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    PSVita

    Review Destiny of Spirits

    God complex

    The free-to-play sector is packed to the brim with straightforward match three puzzle titles, but Sony’s first foray into the microtransaction laden market is anything but accessible. While popular products such as Candy Crush Saga and Temple Run 2 rely on easy to communicate gameplay systems, it’ll take you at least a couple of...

  • Store Update 2nd April 2014 (Europe)

    Bat attack

    It’s the Caped Crusader who’s at the heart of this week’s European PlayStation Store update, with Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition taking centre stage. The Dark Knight isn’t the only recognisable character in town, though, as Jodie Holmes from Beyond: Two Souls and Lu Bu from Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends...

  • Store Update 1st April 2014 (North America)

    Play ball

    There are no April Fools’ Day gags in this North American PlayStation Store update – just enough content to make your wallet weep. Undeniable highlights include the arrival of MLB 14 The Show, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition, and Mercenary Kings. Interestingly, you can now also download Grand Theft Auto V’s iFruit

  • News Would You Like to Change Your PSN Username?

    Functionality could be coming

    It’s been nearing ten years since the PlayStation 3 launched, meaning that you’re likely to have aged considerably since the console deployed. As such, your PlayStation Network username may not be representative of your current personality – after all, nothing says mature adult quite like...

March2014

  • News Minecraft: PS3 Edition Digs Out Pixelated PlayStation Costumes

    Rico Velasquare

    If last week's gigantic update for Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition wasn't enough, then you're totally going to dig this: a new PlayStation-themed skin pack is coming to the indie hit that should tickle your fancy. The pack includes a digital version of your favourite treasure hunter Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series. It also...

  • Store Update 26th March 2014 (Europe)

    Hat's a good one

    There’s plenty to look forward to in the European PlayStation Store update today – even if Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut remains a conspicuous absentee. New arrivals include Fez, Deception IV: Blood Ties, and Invi

  • Store Update 25th March 2014 (North America)

    Full of stars

    Try not to drop your Fez while you work your way through this week’s colossal North American PlayStation Store update. In addition to Polytron’s aforementioned indie smash, there are an absolute slew of new titles due out on Sony’s systems this week. Highlights include Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends, Deception IV: Blood Ties,...

  • News Slick Skating Sim OlliOlli Flaunts Its Flick Tricks on PlayStation 4

    OlliOlli is a punk

    Roll7’s ace arcade skateboarding sim OlliOlli is set to grind the gears of both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 this summer, the London-based outfit has announced. Following the surprise success of the PlayStation Vita game, the company has opted to team up with Spanish studio BlitWorks to bring the tricky title to...

  • News Sony Powering Up PS Store with Original Programming

    #4TheViewers

    While Netflix original shows are starting to become the norm, the same can't be said for the console streaming market. However, this may be changing in the near future. The first PlayStation Network exclusive series Powers is currently in production in the United States. This supernatural drama is based on the comic created by Brian...

  • News Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New 'n' Tasty Gets Delicious Trailer

    Yummy

    Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New 'n' Tasty may have the most awkward name in the world, but that's not stopping us from posting the first ever gameplay trailer from the updated version of the seminal PSone smash. This delicious new footage showcases what UK studio Just Add Water has been up to over the past nine months. The re-imagining of the...

  • News The Last Bell Tolls for DJ Hero and Guitar Hero DLC

    End of an era

    Having been the musical rage for many years, you'll be hard pushed to find someone who hasn't got a plastic guitar gathering dust in the cupboard. If you're wanting to give it a good old wipe down and party hard, now's the perfect time to do so before a nail is put in the series' coffin. Franchise publisher Activision has announced...

  • Store Update 19th March 2014 (Europe)

    Totally smokin'

    Sucker Punch’s superhero sequel inFAMOUS: Second Son is set to make the entire European PlayStation Store wheeze this week, as the hotly anticipated open world adventure is due out on 21st March. If you need something to keep you occupied until then, SteamWorld Dig, Stealth Inc: Ultimate Edition, and TowerFall: Ascension sho

  • Store Update 18th March 2014 (North America)

    Enjoy your power

    It’s a big week for the PlayStation 4 on the North American PlayStation Store, with a whopping four new titles for you to sink your teeth into. inFAMOUS: Second Son is the headline new arrival, but Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is a noteworthy addition, too. Elsewhere, there are two fresh indie titles for you to try in the...

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    Review Luftrausers

    Don't mention the war

    Dutch developer Vlambeer is known for creating deceptively simple arcade titles that have a worrying tendency to burrow deep under your skin and take hold of your every waking thought. Its latest venture, Luftrausers, sees you seated in the cockpit of a World War II fighter plane, attempting to take out a boundless barrage of...

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    Review SteamWorld Dig

    The crud, the slab, and the clunky

    Putting you into the shoes of a quirky little mining robot and plopping you into a tiny town with three other eccentric automatons, SteamWorld Dig feels like it's been built using parts that will be familiar to anyone who's played the likes of Terraria or Spelunky. But while you'll be mining precious minerals and...

  • Store Update 13th March 2014 (North America)

    Better late than never

    We feel like we’ve travelled back in time. Old-school PlayStation 3 owners may recall an era where the North American PlayStation Store was updated on a Thursday rather than a Tuesday, and technical issues have allowed us to revisit that period. Still, with titles such as Dark Souls II on the docket, we’re sure that you...

  • Store Update 12th March 2014 (Europe)

    In reverse

    Well, this is strange. Normally, we don’t learn about the contents of the European PlayStation Store update until at least a day after the North American refresh, but due to some technical issues over the pond, it’s the old world that’s seizing the opportunity to go first. Sadly, this week’s highlights are already available in the...

  • News Grab Your Best Getup, Costume Quest 2 Is Coming to Consoles

    White with excitement

    Double Fine has announced a tasty treat in the shape of Costume Quest 2, we trick you not. Due out this Hallowe’en courtesy of publisher Midnight City, the follow-up will represent the studio’s first ever numbered sequel. While details are scarce right now, the humorous teaser trailer embedded below details the fictional...

  • News You'll Play as Two Characters in Tales from the Borderlands

    Dirty rotten scoundrels

    Telltale Games and Gearbox teased the industry with the announcement of its first collaborative project last year, Tales from the Borderlands. While the trailer filled us with overwhelming excitement, it also left us with plenty of unanswered questions. However, during a panel at SXSW, the two studios have finally spilled...

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    Review The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 2 - A House Divided

    Next time on The Walking Dead

    After a three month break designed to let our minds digest the events of the first episode of Telltale’s second season of The Walking Dead, it’s time to step into the small shoes of Clementine once again. As is customary for the series, we last left the pint-sized heroine after making a difficult decision between...

  • News Sony Schedules PlayStation Network Maintenance for Today

    Take a break

    There’s never been a better opportunity for you to mow the lawn or blitz through that copy of Anna Karenina that you picked up at the local car boot, as Sony has scheduled a window of PlayStation Network maintenance for today. Set to disgruntle gamers across the globe between 16:30PM and 22:00PM GMT (11:30AM-17:00PM...

  • Interview Digging into SteamWorld Dig on PS4 and Vita with Image & Form

    Going underground

    The mining genre has launched an unearthly assault on the PlayStation brand over the past few months. While they may have been late to the construction site, the likes of Minecraft, Terraria, and Spelunky have all taken Sony’s systems by storm. Next on the rota is SteamWorld Dig, which is set to tunnel its way onto the...

  • Store Update 5th March 2014 (Europe)

    Road to devastation

    This week’s European PlayStation Store update may look a little light, but what it lacks in expansion packs, it more than makes up for in new game arrivals. Highlights include Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition, Awesomenauts Assemble, and South Park: The Stick of Truth. It’s also worth pointing out that this month’s Instant...

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

    Despair wins again

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

  • Store Update 4th March 2014 (North America)

    Apocalypse edition

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

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

    Cute side-scrolling action

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

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

    Bloomin' brilliant

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

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

    Take a break

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

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    Review Gunslugs

    Bang, bang, bang for your buck

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

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

    A new view

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

February2014

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

    Crash, bang, WTF?!

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

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

    None shall pass

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

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    Review Pac-Man Museum

    Pac's the way I like it

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

  • Store Update 26th February 2014 (Europe)

    Are you afraid of the dark?

    A murky trip into the foundations of your very own abode awaits you on the PlayStation 4 this week, as Polish developer Bloober Team’s dark multiplayer focused adventure Basement Crawl is finally ready to release. Other highlights in the latest European PlayStation Store update include Thief, Invizimals: The Alliance,...

  • Store Update 25th February 2014 (North America)

    Steal yourself

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

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

    Last man standing

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

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    Review Strider

    Escape from the city

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

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

    Prison bat

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

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    Review Master Reboot

    On and off

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

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

    Sounds fishy

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

  • Store Update 19th February 2014 (Europe)

    Blades and bandages

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

  • Store Update 18th February 2014 (North America)

    Hiryu go

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

  • News Fairy Fencer F Takes the PS3 by Surprise This Year

    Man made weapons

    What's better than a cute anime girl? A cute anime girl that you can use to lop people's heads off with, of course. And that is exactly what you'll be signing up for in NIS America's latest acquisition, Fairy Fencer F. Indeed, the localisation specialist recently confirmed that the turn-based role-playing game will arrive on the...

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    PSVita

    Review Dustforce

    Deep clean

    Have you ever wondered why there’s not a game about dusting? Ponder no more, because developer Hitbox – with the aid of publisher Capcom – has released Dustforce, a platformer built around the idea of everyone’s least favourite household chore. While the premise isn’t full-on Freddie Mercury in that one Queen video, this slick...

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    PS3

    Review The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2 - Smoke And Mirrors

    Bite me

    When the first episode of Telltale Games’ fairytale-infused noire-esque thriller The Wolf Among Us first latched its jaws onto the PlayStation 3 last October, we were completely blown away by how well its comic book source material translated. Thankfully, the agonising four month wait for the story to continue has now concluded – but has...

  • News SteamWorld Dig Tunnelling Its Way to PS4, PS Vita in March

    Gem in the rough

    Swedish developer Image & Form has announced that its steampunk mining platformer SteamWorld Dig is coming to both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. It will be digging a hole in the PlayStation Network next month for €8.99/$9.99. The game will feature cross-buy, meaning that once you purchase it on one console you'll...

  • News Not Every PlayStation Port Sells Better Than Its Wii U Equivalent

    Stuck in the Mudd

    There may be a much larger install base on the PlayStation 3 and Vita, but Renegade Kid’s awesome 8-bit throwback Mutant Mudds Deluxe has managed to sell more units on the Wii U than on the PlayStation Network and Steam combined. Company co-founder Jools Watsham confirmed the snippet on Twitter, adding that the Nintendo 3DS has...

  • News PS3 Gets Gothic Goodies with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD

    No smoke and mirrors about this

    Castlevania fans will be pleased to learn that pre-ordering the digital version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will bag you a free copy of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD. PlayStation 3 owners will be able to unlock this bonus when they buy the Konami title through the PlayStation Store. The game...

  • Store Update 12th February 2014 (Europe)

    The age of demons

    This week’s European PlayStation Store update is all about the PlayStation Vita, with three top titles launching on the flagship handheld format. First up is Tecmo Koei’s hunting game Toukiden: The Age of Demons, which will be joined on Friday by murder mystery Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. If you’re in search of...

  • Store Update 11th February 2014 (North America)

    Lightning strikes

    It’s another big week for the North American PlayStation Store, with JRPG threequel Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII leading the charge on the PlayStation 3. It’s been accompanied by a bunch of noteworthy PlayStation Vita titles, including Toukiden: The Age of Demons, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, and Llamasoft’s...

  • News PS Vita's Memory Cards May Cost a Bomb, But Digital Purchases Are on the Rise

    Add to basket

    At a recent press event, Sony revealed that almost half of all purchases on the PlayStation Vita are digital. SCEA executive John Koller released the snippet, stating that 48 per cent of the handheld's games are purchased through the PlayStation Store. Although he didn't reveal the same figures for the PlayStation 4, the suit did say...

  • News Have a Bloody Good Time with the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Demo

    A fair crack of the whip

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is only a couple of weeks away from launching on the PlayStation 3, but starting today in North America, you'll be able to have a little taste of what's to come with a free downloadable demo. It was previously only available to those that purchased the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection,...

  • News No Heroes Allowed Turns To Puzzles In New Vita Adventure

    It's free-to-play, too

    No Heroes Allowed may not invoke many memories, but you may remember the niche PSP dungeon builder Holy Invasion of Privacy Badman, What did I do to deserve this?, and although their titles may be different, they are indeed a part of the same family of weirdly wonderful games, with the freshly announced No Heroes Allowed: No...

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    PSVita

    Review TxK

    Trippin’ balls tremendously

    You could look at TxK and pass it off as a simple indie game that harks back to the arcade shooter days of old. However, dismissing it as such would not account for the history and significance behind it. Jeff Minter, the game’s creator, has been in the industry since 1982, and is arguably best known for his 1994...

  • News You'll Be Able to Take Flight in Luftrausers on PS3 and Vita Soon

    Just like R. Kelly

    Vlambeer’s awesome 8-bit dogfight-‘em-up Luftrausers is set to soar onto the PlayStation 3 and Vita soon, publisher Devolver Digital has confirmed. The indie outfit is targeting a simultaneous release across five platforms, with the two abovementioned Sony systems set to join the pixelated party. A hard date should be with us...

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    PS4

    Review Doki-Doki Universe

    Everybody do the robot

    We’re a funny lot, the human race. Capable on the one hand of compassion and understanding, we’re also simultaneously prone to bouts of some much less desirable traits. Doki-Doki Universe from HumaNature – a team made up of some of the creators of 16-bit classic ToeJam & Earl – takes you on a tour of, well, human...

  • News Don't Worry, You'll Be Able to Play Some of Yakuza Ishin

    Japanese demo striking out soon

    Anyone with an ounce of sense knows that a Japanese PlayStation Network account is virtually mandatory if you want to test out some exotic software. And while it’s still unclear whether Yakuza Ishin will actually make its way overseas, at least you’ll be able to use your abovementioned alternate login to play the...

  • News Feel Almighty with This Mighty No. 9 Alpha Footage

    Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune gives it his approval

    Former Capcom executive Keiji Inafune has released a one minute video of himself playing Mega Man's spiritual successor, Mighty No. 9. The footage showcases early alpha gameplay and demonstrates a handful of the mechanics currently in the crowd-funded game. In addition, the clip gives us some...

  • News Far Cry Classic Turns Back the Clocks Next Week on PS3

    Not so far anymore

    Shed tears no more, the previously announced Far Cry Classic now has a North American release date of 11th February. Ubisoft previously confirmed that the old-school title would hit the European PlayStation Store on 12th February. We must say, it's a bit odd that this announcement took so long, but we suppose that it's nice to...

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