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

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,...

Review: Master Reboot (PlayStation Network)

Master Reboot (PlayStation Network)

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

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)

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)

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

Review: Dustforce (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Dustforce (PlayStation Network - Vita)

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...

Review: The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2 - Smoke And Mirrors (PlayStation Network)

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2 - Smoke And Mirrors (PlayStation Network)

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: Not Every PlayStation Port Sells Better Than Its Wii U Equivalent

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

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)

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)

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

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

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

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...

Review: TxK (PlayStation Network - Vita)

TxK (PlayStation Network - Vita)

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

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...

Review: Doki-Doki Universe (PlayStation 4)

Doki-Doki Universe (PlayStation 4)

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

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...