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News: Sony Shutting LittleBigPlanet's Servers Down in Japan

Sony Shutting LittleBigPlanet's Servers Down in Japan

And some in the West

If you're a Japanese gamer who loves LittleBigPlanet, then you may want to start tapping down on your d-pad: Sony's shutting down the servers for all three of the main games, as well as LittleBigPlanet Karting, LittleBigPlanet Vita, and LittleBigPlanet Portable. Essentially, the series is over in the East, it would seem. The...

News: Japan Votes for PlayStation's Most Memorable Games

Japan Votes for PlayStation's Most Memorable Games

Long in the memory

Famitsu, the famous Japanese gaming magazine, is celebrating its 30th anniversary – and it's asked readers to vote for their most memorable games per console as a consequence. A whopping 2,921 people responded, with the rules stating that participants could only pen one title per platform. We've included the top ten titles for...

Review: Summon Night 5 (PSP)

Summon Night 5 (PSP)

Long time coming

The Summon Night series has a bit of a niche following in the strategy role-playing game genre. To the surprise of many, it was announced that a localized version of Summon Night 5 would not only get to launch on the PlayStation Network, but would also nab a physical release here in the West. So, is it worth dusting off the ol'...

News: You Can, Er, Play Saints Row Undercover on Your PSP Now

You Can, Er, Play Saints Row Undercover on Your PSP Now

Gat a load of this

Remember that crumby, cancelled Saints Row game for the PSP? Well, you can play it now. Volition has released the unfinished .iso file online, allowing you to test out the unreleased title for free. This is a pretty unprecedented move, so kudos to the developer for getting the game out into the public domain. We've no idea how...

News: Saints Row Undercover Almost Took a Dump on PSP

Saints Row Undercover Almost Took a Dump on PSP

Volition unearths forgotten project

There are already a handful of canned Saints Row projects that have leaked over the years, but Saints Row Undercover – a PlayStation Portable spin-off of Saints Row 2 – was forgotten by practically everyone. The project was officially cancelled all the way back in 2009, and has been left sitting in a Volition...

News: PS4 Sales Push Past 22.3 Million as Sony Plans Profits

PS4 Sales Push Past 22.3 Million as Sony Plans Profits

Holding out for a Hirai

Hacking scandals and closures caused Sony to sink to yet another $1.1 billion loss for the fiscal year that ended on 31st March, but the organisation is finally planning a profit for the 12 months ahead. The company expects to make a cool $1.2 billion for the coming business term, and while iPhone c

Feature: What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Everybody's Tennis?

What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Everybody's Tennis?

Absolutely ace

Contrary to what some will tell you, the PlayStation Portable had some bloody good games, and among the best of these was and still is Everybody's Tennis – or, as it's known in North America, Hot Shots Tennis: Get a Grip. Developed by Japanese studio Clap Hanz, it's a supremely polished, accessible, and downright addictive tennis...

Talking Point: What One Game Do You Always Come Back To?

What One Game Do You Always Come Back To?

The one and only

Addiction is a strong word, but that's how many would describe their need to play one single game time and time again. A title that you've never really been able to put down, something that your mind always wanders back to, whether it's because you're bored and unsure of what to play, or because you simply enjoy it so much. It may...

Review: Brandish: The Dark Revenant (PlayStation Portable)

Brandish: The Dark Revenant (PlayStation Portable)

Resurrect an old friend

Brandish: The Dark Revenant was originally released on the Super Nintendo in 1991. Despite its rocky reception, it was eventually ported to the PlayStation Portable in 2009 in Japan. And, after six years, it's finally travelled overseas, with a full English localisation. The big question is: has it been worth the wait? The...

News: There Are Some Pretty Impressive Savings to Be Had in This 20th Anniversary PlayStation Store Sale

There Are Some Pretty Impressive Savings to Be Had in This 20th Anniversary PlayStation Store Sale

Back for more

If the January PlayStation Store sale hasn't been enough to satiate your lust for savings, then these current 20th Anniversary deals might just claw away the last few coins from your wallet. Covering PS4, PS3, Vita, and even PSP games, the North American sale offers discounts on a large number of titles, and if you're a PlayStation...

Talking Point: What's Your Favourite PlayStation Startup Sequence?

What's Your Favourite PlayStation Startup Sequence?

Setting the scene

Republished on Tuesday, 2nd December 2014: We're bringing this article back from the archives to celebrate the PSone's big 20th Anniversary this week. The original feature follows. Originally published on Friday, 12th April 2013: While it’s difficult to topple the trembling sense of anticipation that comes when you greedily...