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News: Beatshapers Bundles Up Indie Classics for PS3, Vita and PSP

Beatshapers Bundles Up Indie Classics for PS3, Vita and PSP

Five games for not much cash

Publisher Beatshapers has announced today that its Indie Bundle - which contains five titles developed by esteemed independent video game makers - is going to be made available on PlayStation Stores all over the globe. The bundle includes Wizorb, Canabalt, Enigmo, Galcon Labs and BreakQuest.

News: Sony Makes Massive $2 Billion Net Loss For Q3 FY2011

Sony Makes Massive $2 Billion Net Loss For Q3 FY2011

We can feel the hairs on new Sony CEO Kaz Hirai's head turning grey already

No sooner than the party for Hirai's promotion has ended has Sony posted a whopping $2 billion net loss for the quarter ending December 31st, 2011. The company brought in $23.37 billion in revenue, a 17.4 percent decrease year over year. Sony laid the blame on "the...

News: Japanese Charts: Tales Of Innocence R Pushes Vita Past PSP

Japanese Charts: Tales Of Innocence R Pushes Vita Past PSP

Who's innocent now?

The PlayStation Vita enjoyed something of a minor resurgence in Japan this week — aided by the release of Namco Bandai's Tales of Innocence R. The remake propelled PlayStation Vita sales up to just under 19k, pushing it past its predecessor for the first time since launch. From Software's mech battler, Armored Core V, took the...

News: PlayStation Mini Hungry Giraffe Boasts Nifty Upscaling Technology On PS3

PlayStation Mini Hungry Giraffe Boasts Nifty Upscaling Technology On PS3

Some PlayStation Minis look awful when blown up to a full size, high-definition display

The titles — which run on both the PS3 and PSP, but are designed around the latter's smaller screen — don't always scale well, resulting in a messy image when played via the PlayStation 3. But Laughing Jackal's upcoming Hungry Giraffe hopes to alleviate that...

News: Hungry Giraffe Is, Erm, Hungrier Than Expected

Hungry Giraffe Is, Erm, Hungrier Than Expected

Forget everything we told you yesterday about Laughing Jackal's upcoming PlayStation Mini, Hungry Giraffe

It turns out that the game's titular scoffer is hungrier than expected — so much so that Sony's been forced to push forward the game's release date by seven days. Hungry Giraffe will now drop onto the PlayStation Store on February 1st where it will be an exclusive for PlayStation Plus..

News: Hungry Giraffe Gobbles Its Way Onto PlayStation Network From February 8th

Hungry Giraffe Gobbles Its Way Onto PlayStation Network From February 8th

Laughing Jackal knows how to make an addictive game

Seriously, the fact that we're once again glued to OMG-Z speaks for itself; we'll simply not rest until we hit 100%. Needless to say we're excited to get our hands on Laughing Jackal's latest PlayStation Mini: Hungry Giraffe. The game's set to drop onto the European PlayStation Store on February 8th, where it will live as a PlayStation Plus..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Vita Dips To 15k As Hardware Sales Plunge

Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Vita Dips To 15k As Hardware Sales Plunge

The PlayStation Vita hit its lowest point yet in this week's Japanese sales update -- though hardware was down all around

The newly released Sony portable sold just 15k units, while the Nintendo 3DS managed a whopping 80k. It was a disappointing week for all non-3DS hardware though, with the PSP and PS3 both managing just 21k and 17k respectively — knocking the PS Vita down into fourth. A lack of..

News: Daxter, Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror And More Coming To PlayStation Certified Devices

Daxter, Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror And More Coming To PlayStation Certified Devices

Those that have the patience to peruse the ESRB's website nearly always get their reward: a shiny, sparkling exclusive story

Beware though, budding ESRB watchers, for an expert lurks amongst us. Having had mere minutes to revel in the glory of its Grand Theft Auto discoveries, the wonderfully attentive Siliconera's uncovered another gem pertaining to Sony's upcoming mobile strategy: popular PSP..

News: Sonic CD Sprints To The Top Of The December PlayStation Network Charts

Sonic CD Sprints To The Top Of The December PlayStation Network Charts

Sonic CD's stomped previous PlayStation Network chart-topper, inFamous: Festival Of Blood, from its place atop the charts, taking the crown as December's top-selling PSN title

The acclaimed Mega-CD release (or SEGA CD depending on your location) fought off strong competition from NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, Payday: The Heist and Trine 2, all of which rounded out the top five. Despite releasing right..

News: Ghostlight Confirms European Release Of PSP JRPG Fate/EXTRA

Ghostlight Confirms European Release Of PSP JRPG Fate/EXTRA

You can always count on Ghostlight to bring niche content overseas

The publisher's put out some top content over the past 12 months, with the portable Persona titles and Legends Of Heroes: Trails In The Sky being amongst the standouts. Now it's announced its latest conversion project — the Type Moon and ImagePoch developed JRPG, Fate/EXTRA. Ghostlight's yet to attach a date to the title, but..

News: Atlus' Latest PSP Title Is, Erm, Wait For It, Growlanser: Wayfarer Of Time

Atlus' Latest PSP Title Is, Erm, Wait For It, Growlanser: Wayfarer Of Time

The PlayStation Vita may be on the horizon, but Atlus still reckons that there's life in the old PSP yet

Having previously announced Gungnir for the West, the publisher's now announced that it's bringing Growlanser: Wayfarer Of Time to the PSP this Summer. The game is a localised version of Growlanser IV: Over Reloaded, which released on PS2 way back in 2003 before being remade for PSP last year..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: New Year Lull Brings PlayStation Vita Sales Below 20,000

Japanese Sales Charts: New Year Lull Brings PlayStation Vita Sales Below 20,000

Before we start rushing for the doomed boat, it's worth pointing out that, while PlayStation Vita's Japanese sales are disappointing once again this week, they are not entirely out of whack with the other trends in the market

Still, the recently released system suffered an almighty dip, selling approximately 50% of last week's tally, a number which is, triumphantly for the doomed brigade, less than..

News: LittleBigPlanet Breaks The 6 Million Level Milestone

LittleBigPlanet Breaks The 6 Million Level Milestone

The world of LittleBigPlanet won't stop growing

Media Molecule's announced that the do-it-yourself game creation platform has now received its 6 millionth upload. That's a lot of levels. According to the Guildford-based developer, 2.5 million of those levels were created in the last year since LittleBigPlanet 2's release. Apparently, up to 40,000 levels are created every week. Even if you subscribe..

News: Arc The Lad Nets European PlayStation Network Release Date At Last

Arc The Lad Nets European PlayStation Network Release Date At Last

After a series of mishaps, delays and bitter tears, Monkey Paw has finally announced that the English language version of Arc The Lad is on its way to the European PlayStation Store on January 18th

The revered tactical RPG launched back in October, albeit in Japanese rather than the intended English. At the time, Monkey Paw said it was working on a "fast and efficient" fix for the release..

News: Scheduled PlayStation Network Maintenance Returns On Thursday, January 19th

Scheduled PlayStation Network Maintenance Returns On Thursday, January 19th

It's been a while since we posted about PlayStation Network maintenance; the Christmas break has clearly been kind to your gaming time

But Christmas is like a distant memory now, and so it's only appropriate that Sony's regular maintenance should return. The platform holder's issued a notice of warning on the official PlayStation forums, noting that certain services will be unavailable from 16:00PM..

News: December NPD: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Dominates, Industry Declines

December NPD: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Dominates, Industry Declines

The video game industry may have pulled in a whopping $3

99 billion for the month of December in North America, but it still suffered a 21 percent decline year-over-year. By comparison, the industry raked in a whopping $5.07 billion during the same period in 2010. "Overall industry results are not entirely surprising given that we are on the back end of the current console lifecycle, combined..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Vita Holds Steady As 3DS Dominates

Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Vita Holds Steady As 3DS Dominates

At this point in time, there's no chance of any system catching up to the Nintendo 3DS in Japan, so there's no point in even discussing it

Nintendo might have seemed "doomed" after a disappointing 3DS launch last year, but it's now conjured up a triple threat of unstoppable software releases. There's nothing anyone can do. As a result, a quick glimpse at this week's Japanese hardware..

News: UK Sales Charts: FIFA 12 Maintains Its Reign At The Top Of The Charts

UK Sales Charts: FIFA 12 Maintains Its Reign At The Top Of The Charts

Buoyed no doubt by a strong week of football, FIFA 12 has held onto its position atop the UK sales charts for a third week running

With January ushering a mini-drought for new software releases, the chart is filled with familiar faces; with Battlefield 3, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Just Dance 3 and Skyrim all rounding out the top five. There was still space for id's RAGE though, which rocketed..

News: Mecho Wars Brings Gothic Styled Advance Wars To PlayStation Minis

Mecho Wars Brings Gothic Styled Advance Wars To PlayStation Minis

A fleeting mention of Oyaji Games' Mecho Wars in the latest episode of the Official PlayStation Blogcast has confirmed the ambitious Advance Wars inspired turn-based strategy game for release in North America next week (January 10th)

The game — which was announced more than a year ago — boasts the artwork of the delightfully outspoken Luc Bernard, and looks fabulous. The title features..

News: Icon Games Discusses The Challenges Of Indie Game Development, Sees PS Vita As The 'Most Realistic Prospect Of Earning Income'

Icon Games Discusses The Challenges Of Indie Game Development, Sees PS Vita As The 'Most Realistic Prospect Of Earning Income'

Icon Games has earned our respect as a developer

The indie outfit is behind some of the better PlayStation Minis available on the PlayStation Store — but it's not just the studio's chops as a developer that's won us over. For months now, the studio has been extremely candid, discussing its success — or lack thereof — on the various console storefronts. With game releases spanning the..