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Store Update: 30th June 2015 (North America)

30th June 2015 (North America)

Summer of fun

The weekly store update returns, and this time, a slew of Japanese titles are hitting North American shores, including the likes of J-Stars Victory VS+, Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma Extend, and Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3. To be honest, it's not a bad summer selection, and with that raging heat outside, it might be best to just settle...

News: The PS4 Is Absolutely Destroying The Competition in Europe

The PS4 Is Absolutely Destroying The Competition in Europe

Welcome to the Old World

Sony's always done incredibly well in Europe with its home consoles - that much we know - but we didn't realise just how well its latest system, the PlayStation 4, is doing over here in the Old World. "Well, we have market leadership in every country in Europe, and have very significant market leadership in continental...

News: Is The Last of Us 2 in Development? Voice Actors Give Conflicting Information

Is The Last of Us 2 in Development? Voice Actors Give Conflicting Information

Naughty Naughty Dog

Well isn't this a good way to start the day? Earlier this morning, news broke that Nolan North - the man behind the voice of Uncharted lead Nathan Drake - had confirmed that Naughty Dog is working on a sequel to The Last of Us. "I know they're doing The Last of Us 2", the likeable voice actor stated during a panel at Metrocon...

News: So, This Is How Sony Took the Marketing Rights for Call of Duty Away from Microsoft

So, This Is How Sony Took the Marketing Rights for Call of Duty Away from Microsoft

It was destiny

Easily one of the biggest megatons of Sony's E3 2015 press conference was the fact that the Japanese giant had somehow stolen the marketing rights for Call of Duty: Black Ops III from Microsoft, despite the fact that the franchise has been an Xbox staple for years upon years now. The marketing deal that the American company had with...

News: PlayStation Plus Is 5 Years Old Today, and Lasting Members Are Getting a Gift

PlayStation Plus Is 5 Years Old Today, and Lasting Members Are Getting a Gift

Them's a lotta games

If you've been a member of PlayStation Plus since the very beginning, then just take a moment to think about all of those games that you've downloaded thanks to the service. We can barely remember which titles were available this month, never mind five years ago, but one things for sure: that's a lot of gaming. Sony's premium...

News: PSN's Down for Routine Maintenance Later Today

PSN's Down for Routine Maintenance Later Today

We'll be right back

Always keen to grab the headlines, Sony's revealed that the PlayStation Network is going to be undergoing maintenance later today. Fortunately, for us here in the UK, it'll actually be happening tomorrow from 04:30AM, but you Americans aren't quite so lucky, as you'll have to endure the maintenance tonight. Beginning at...

News: You've Only Got One Day to Take Advantage of This North American Fantasy-Themed PSN Flash Sale

You've Only Got One Day to Take Advantage of This North American Fantasy-Themed PSN Flash Sale

Life is just a fantasy

Looking to escape the realms of reality this Sunday? If so, then you'd better check out the PlayStation Network's latest North American flash sale, which ends tomorrow. If the headline didn't give it away, the selected deals are all fantasy-themed, which means that you can grab the likes of Bound by Flame, LEGO The Hobbit,...

News: Sony: Reclaiming Japanese Gamers Is a Focus for Us

Sony: Reclaiming Japanese Gamers Is a Focus for Us

The PS4 is showing some "upward swing," says Yoshida

Numbers don't lie: the demand for video games and video game consoles in Japan has dropped significantly over the past few years. But while much of the market is turning its attention to the mobile industry, Sony is trying to breathe life into the PlayStation 4 with new games. That's what...

News: PS4, PS3, Vita EU Discounts Discover What's Big in Japan

PS4, PS3, Vita EU Discounts Discover What's Big in Japan

Cut-price content

A ton of top PlayStation titles have had their digital prices slashed in Europe this week, as Sony's online plaza aims to explore what's big in Japan. Fans of the Dynasty Warriors franchise will be particularly well serviced, as a handful of titles have been cut down to size on the PlayStation 4. A shout must also go to the...

News: PS4 Players Are Demanding a Better PSN

PS4 Players Are Demanding a Better PSN

#BetterPSN

Ah, you can't beat a bit of people power, can you? For whatever reason, PlayStation 4 owners have started to create a Twitter campaign centred on the idea of a better PlayStation Network – or, er, #BetterPSN if you're into all of that social media nonsense. It's not entirely clear what prompted the movement, but there have been some...

News: SEGA, Sony Knee Deep in Yakuza 5 Localisation for PS3

SEGA, Sony Knee Deep in Yakuza 5 Localisation for PS3

Punch out

Yakuza 5 is due out later this year for the PlayStation 3, a whopping three years after its release in Japan. And it looks like Third-Party Productions chief Gio Corsi is getting ready to kickstart the long overdue localisation's marketing campaign, as a new interview has been uploaded to the PlayStation Blog outlining a little more...