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Review: Fat Princess: Piece of Cake (PlayStation Vita)

Fat Princess: Piece of Cake (PlayStation Vita)

Royal fumble

You can't have your cake and eat it with free-to-play. The model's non-existent entry fee tends to pave the way for intrusive money making schemes, and in Fat Princess: Piece of Cake, it actually spoils what could be a mighty fine slice of iced sponge. Similar in concept to GungHo's uber-popular Puzzle & Dragons, this regal spin-off...

News: You Won't Need to Be a Knight to Nab the Platinum Trophy in PS4's The Order: 1886

You Won't Need to Be a Knight to Nab the Platinum Trophy in PS4's The Order: 1886

Game has gone gold

While the likes of Sir Galahad and crew may require the murky MacGuffin Blackwater to keep their senses sharp, you clearly won't be needing any of the misty liquid to earn the Platinum Trophy in The Order: 1886. Bucking current industry trends, the PlayStation 4 exclusive will boast just 22 Trophies in total – and none of them...

News: Destiny and Minecraft Topped 2014's PSN Sales Charts

Destiny and Minecraft Topped 2014's PSN Sales Charts

Act surprised

Another day, another chance to find out 2014 sales data. This time it's quite interesting, though, as Sony has shared lists of the best selling titles on the PlayStation Network. In North America, Destiny blasted the competition and landed in first place on PS4, while in Europe, Minecraft dug its way to victory on every single console...

News: DriveClub's Lake Shoji Trailer Proves It's Still the PS4's Prettiest Racer

DriveClub's Lake Shoji Trailer Proves It's Still the PS4's Prettiest Racer

Weather with you

While its launch was nothing short of a total fiasco, PlayStation 4 racer DriveClub has actually managed to find a fairly sizable following. Indeed, the title managed to be the most popular platform exclusive released last year. As was planned, the game is receiving a fairly steady stream of downloadable content, and this trailer...

Poll: Is It Now Time for Sony to Consider a $349.99 PS4 Price Promotion?

Is It Now Time for Sony to Consider a $349.99 PS4 Price Promotion?

Talking in circles

Stop us if you've heard this one before. Yes, we're back with another familiar article involving PlayStation 4 price points, console sales, and the exact kind of story that's seemingly become our lifeblood over the past few months. Before you dive into the comments to tell us to fix our broken record, though, hear us out: we're...

News: DriveClub Was the UK's Best Selling Exclusive of 2014

DriveClub Was the UK's Best Selling Exclusive of 2014

Pulling ahead

It may come as a shock to many, but DriveClub, the PlayStation 4 exclusive racer that was plagued by launch issues, was the UK's best selling exclusive game of 2014. The full list, which comes from MCV, takes console bundles into account, but doesn't follow digital sales, so we can probably assume that the gorgeous drive-'em-up sold by...

News: What the Heck's Going on with PlayStation Store Pre-Orders in Europe?

What the Heck's Going on with PlayStation Store Pre-Orders in Europe?

Pre-load problems

There are a total of six PlayStation 4 games available to pre-order on the European PlayStation Store right now, two of which have expanded premium options. This compares pretty poorly to North America, where there's at least double that amount. Noticeable absentees include Resident Evil and Grim Fandango, both of which support...

News: You Can't Play Yakuza Zero on PS Vita, But This Skin Should Make Up for That

You Can't Play Yakuza Zero on PS Vita, But This Skin Should Make Up for That

Nifty looking PlayStation TV, too

Yakuza Zero looks awesome. As the title's latest trailer proved, not only will you be able to engage in telephone answering minigames, but you'll also be able to train your own wrestler in the sequel. Of course, the game's currently only confirmed for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, which means that handheld...

News: DriveClub Blossoms in New Nakasendo Track

DriveClub Blossoms in New Nakasendo Track

What do you think, yen?

Remember yesterday's DriveClub teaser? Well, as promised, Evolution Studios has dropped a full video of the Nakasendo-inspired route, which sees you drifting down mountains, racing through tunnels, and past one or two cherry blossom trees. As with all of the other point-to-point courses in the PlayStation 4 exclusive, it...

News: PlayStation Vita Firmware Update v3.36 Stabilises Your System

PlayStation Vita Firmware Update v3.36 Stabilises Your System

Rock steady

Sony has readied your PlayStation Vita for the flurry of bad weather that's on the way, as firmware update v3.36 is available now. There's no word on what the mandatory software refresh specifically does outside of stability, but you'll need to download it on your handheld and PlayStation TV before you can connect to the PlayStation...

News: Fill Your Face in Fat Princess: Piece of Cake on PS Vita

Fill Your Face in Fat Princess: Piece of Cake on PS Vita

Sugar and spice

Who doesn't like a nice piece of cake? Whether it's a bold slab of Battenberg or a silky slice of Red Velvet, a well baked gateau will always get on well with the ol' gnashers. Of course, the majority of us know to stop eating when our stomach feels sore, but Fat Princess – the star of several PlayStation titles – has less...

News: Sony Chucks The Last of Us Remastered in $399.99 PS4 Packages

Sony Chucks The Last of Us Remastered in $399.99 PS4 Packages

Can't be for nothing

Believe it or not, the PlayStation 4 is already over a year old, and while sales are extremely strong, we're rapidly approaching that point where Sony needs to add value to its box in order to maintain momentum. Fortunately, the manufacturer's got the memo, as it's thrown The Last of Us Remastered into its bog-standard 500GB...

News: PS4 Exclusive The Order: 1886 Explores Its Dark Side

PS4 Exclusive The Order: 1886 Explores Its Dark Side

No one is safe

There's clearly going to be a darker side to The Order: 1886 than we've seen so far, as a lot of the game's European commercials have had a horror vibe. This new one named 'Bobby Paige' is a particularly petrifying affair, as a child recites a rhyme regarding the titular lout's transition into a lycan. More of this sort of thing,...

News: PSN Is Down for Some, Sony Says It's Due to Heavy Traffic

PSN Is Down for Some, Sony Says It's Due to Heavy Traffic

Maintenance not scheduled until the 15th

We're getting numerous reports that the PlayStation Network is offline for some, and as we posted earlier today, the service isn't due its scheduled maintenance until the 15th January. Users are saying that when they attempt to sign in, they're met with a standard maintenance message, and we can confirm that...

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...

News: Stop the Press, PSN Will Be Undergoing Maintenance This Week

Stop the Press, PSN Will Be Undergoing Maintenance This Week

Gasp

Believe it or not, the PlayStation Network is undergoing maintenance later this week, and as per usual, it seems to be of the standard sort. "During this time, we will deploy a series of back-end improvements to the network," Sony says. The service will be impacted on 15th January, and the maintenance will last four hours, from 17:00PM GMT to...

News: Just What the Heck Is Media Molecule Making for PS4?

Just What the Heck Is Media Molecule Making for PS4?

New video includes some clues

We get spoon-fed quite a lot of information on a daily basis here at Push Square Towers, but the best part about the job is piecing together press releases, statements, and other tidbits in order to form an impression of the industry as it stands. One thing that we can't figure out, however, is what the heck Media...