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News: Gravity Rush Coming to Europe on 13th June

Gravity Rush Coming to Europe on 13th June

Available at retail

It seems SCEE’s had a change of heart regarding the European release of Gravity Rush. The title was originally only planned for digital release, but in a PlayStation Blog post this afternoon the publisher has confirmed that a retail version will also be made available. The bad news is that the game is still a way off, with SCEE...

News: David Cage To Showcase New Quantic Dream Technology At GDC

David Cage To Showcase New Quantic Dream Technology At GDC

If you're curious about what Quantic Dream's been up to since the release of Heavy Rain back in 2010, then you're weeks away from finding out

Develop's reporting that the French studio is to showcase its new technology at a 60-minute GDC lecture in March. The demonstration will be anchored by co-CEO David Cage, and will "examine virtual actors, performance capture and art direction as well as..

News: You're Not Trendy Enough To Purchase A PlayStation Vita

You're Not Trendy Enough To Purchase A PlayStation Vita

Sony's released a batch of lifestyle shots showing off the PlayStation Vita in the trendiest ways imaginable

The shots show a bunch of impossibly attractive twenty-something males playing about with their new console in public. The images prove that the PlayStation Vita's way too hip for the likes of us. Look, we don't shop at River Island. Nor do we study Media Studies. Pssht. Hardcore gamer's..

Rumour: Sony Cuts PlayStation Vita Shipment By 50% In France

Sony Cuts PlayStation Vita Shipment By 50% In France

In news that will almost certainly bring out the mainstream media's pitchforks, Sony has supposedly cut the PlayStation Vita's shipment by 50% in France

The cull is probably designed to better service other regions, but we daresay it will bring out the the "doomed" brigade in the coming days. For what it's worth, the unconfirmed report filed by PlayPortable-Live, states that the PS Vita's..

News: Bad Day UK: Sony Closes BigBig Studios, Restructures Cambridge Studio

Bad Day UK: Sony Closes BigBig Studios, Restructures Cambridge Studio

Sony's closed down Little Deviants developer BigBig Studios, a Develop report has revealed

The announcement comes alongside news of a major shake-up for the platform holder's Cambridge division. The Leamington Spa-based BigBig Studios recently finished worked on the PlayStation Vita launch title, Little Deviants, after spending the past several years focusing its efforts on the PlayStation..

News: Media Molecule Splashes Out On 'New, Risky Innovations'

Media Molecule Splashes Out On 'New, Risky Innovations'

Media Molecule spent the best part of last year ploughing cash into new, innovative products, a report has revealed

In an annual director's report, uncovered by Develop, the company indicated that its main business risks came "largely as a result of the company's heavy reliance on the one LittleBigPlanet brand name". As such, the company spent big in 2011, ploughing a whopping £4.1..

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..

News: Netflix Pops Up Unannounced On UK PlayStation 3s

Netflix Pops Up Unannounced On UK PlayStation 3s

Looks like Sony's started rolling out Netflix on PlayStation 3s across the UK and Ireland

A quick check on our own system confirmed the icon for the digital movie streaming service under the TV heading of the XMB. Clicking on the application prompts a small 13mb download. After tremendous success in North America, Netflix confirmed it would be coming to the UK and Ireland in 2012. At the time it..

News: Tomb Raider: Underworld Headlines Bumper Christmas PlayStation Plus Update

Tomb Raider: Underworld Headlines Bumper Christmas PlayStation Plus Update

European PlayStation Plus subscribers will net a complimentary copy of Tomb Raider: Underworld this month

That's in addition to free copies of Cool Boarders, Sneezies and Orbit, as well as a slew of savings and discounts, including half-price offers on Split/Second and Burnout Crash. Subscribers will also net a free copy of Marvel Pinball later in the month, in addition to savings on all of the..

News: Sony: PlayStation 3 To Skew Towards 'Younger Demographic', Core Gamers Won't Be Neglected

Sony: PlayStation 3 To Skew Towards 'Younger Demographic', Core Gamers Won't Be Neglected

The PlayStation 3 still hasn't reached a mass market price-point, but it's getting there

And with the hardcore gaming crowd already well serviced, SCEE boss Jim Ryan believes that the console's next challenge is to appeal to a younger demographic. “I think you’ll see us taking the console more towards a slightly younger demographic. More family market. The core gamer will absolutely not be..

News: Sony: Plenty Of Surprises Planned For PS3 Before The Year's End

Sony: Plenty Of Surprises Planned For PS3 Before The Year's End

If you think Sony's done with PS3 for the year, you're dead wrong

SCEE's gaffer Jim Ryan has teased that there's still plenty of surprises to come before the year's out, though the suit wouldn't be drawn on specifics. "There’s a bunch of stuff at the back end of the year which I’m very excited by, and you’ll hear about it over the coming months. It’ll give you plenty to write about,"..

News: Sony Offers '12 Gifts Of Christmas' For European PlayStation Plus Subscribers

Sony Offers '12 Gifts Of Christmas' For European PlayStation Plus Subscribers

We've always talked up the value proposition of Sony's PlayStation Plus subscription service, but even we'd admit the last couple of months have been a bit slow

Sony's aiming to bring back the goodwill with its "12 Gift Of Christmas" initiative for European PlayStation Plus subscribers. Similarly to its "12 Deals Of Christmas" discount program, the promotion will see twelve..

News: Sony Counts Down To Christmas With Twelve PlayStation Network Deals

Sony Counts Down To Christmas With Twelve PlayStation Network Deals

Advent calendars are good, but we want to countdown to Christmas in style

Thankfully SCEE's got our backs. Announced on the European arm of the PlayStation Blog, the platform holder's revealed a seasonal PSN initiative offering 12 amazing deals through the dark months of December. The catch is that each deal will only be open for 48 hours, so you'll need to be quick to snatch a bargain. We've..

News: Sony: 'PlayStation Vita Is A Gaming Device'

Sony: 'PlayStation Vita Is A Gaming Device'

SCEE's new gaffer Jim Ryan isn't coy when talking about the PlayStation Portable

According to the executive, Sony's first attempt at capturing the handheld market tried to do too much, and confused consumers as a result. The PlayStation Vita, reckons Ryan, will not make that same mistake. “I think with PSP we tried to position it as a rather broad multimedia device. We talked a lot in the early..

News: Future's PlayStation Access TV Becomes Most Downloaded Free Content On The European PlayStation Store

Future's PlayStation Access TV Becomes Most Downloaded Free Content On The European PlayStation Store

After a failed attempt with FirstPlay, Future Publishing's officially endorsed PlayStation Access TV show has soared straight to the top of the PlayStation Network's free content chart

The show — which shares a name with SCEE's community event initiative — has also amassed 14,500 Facebook fans since launching earlier in the year. SCE UK's Ian Vinten told MCV: “PlayStation Access is an..

News: Sony: It Would Be 'Undesirable' For PlayStation 4 To Launch Later Than The Competition

Sony: It Would Be 'Undesirable' For PlayStation 4 To Launch Later Than The Competition

With next-generation speculation hot on every publication's lips, PlayStation Europe's Jim Ryan has said that it would be "undesirable" for the PlayStation 4 to launch later than its competitors

Chatting with Eurogamer at a press event in London, Ryan said of the PlayStation 4: "I think we would consider it undesirable to be significantly later than the competition." But with rumours of..

News: Sony Delays PlayStation 3D Display In Europe

Sony Delays PlayStation 3D Display In Europe

Sony's pushed back the release of its PlayStation branded 3D display in Europe

The screen was originally set to release alongside its North American counter-part, but is currently without a date on Amazon.co.uk. As well as offering affordable 3D, the set includes a nifty local multiplayer feature that allows two gamers to view a full image on the same screen.

News: Sony Reveals Monstrous European First-Party PlayStation Vita Launch Line-Up

Sony Reveals Monstrous European First-Party PlayStation Vita Launch Line-Up

According to Sony Worldwide Studios Europe gaffer, Michael Denny, PlayStation Vita has "one of the best launch line-ups of any games console ever launched"

And based on the strength of the publisher's enormous first-party European launch line-up, we're struggling to disagree. Sony announced the line-up — which features the likes of Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Wipeout 2048 and Modnation Racers: Road..

News: Vodafone Announced As 'Preferred' PlayStation Vita 3G Partner In Europe

Vodafone Announced As 'Preferred' PlayStation Vita 3G Partner In Europe

Sony's announced that it has partnered with Vodafone to provide PlayStation Vita's 3G connectivity in regions across Europe

The mobile giant will provide service in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and The Netherlands. Those in France will receive service from Vodafone's partner in the region. Sony confirmed that the 3G model will include a SIM card "so..