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Store Update: 23rd July 2014 (Europe)

23rd July 2014 (Europe)

Mass exoddus

Ever had one of those days where every single thing except the sky caving in goes wrong – and then, just to top it all off, your office chair falls to bits? Yeah, us neither – but the bit about the seat was true. So, here we are, writing the European PlayStation Store update on our hands and knees. No, there aren’t any suitable...

Store Update: 22nd July 2014 (North America)

22nd July 2014 (North America)

Smell you later

PlayStation veterans are in for a treat this week, as Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is set to bring a funny whiff to Sony’s shiny black box. The remake of popular PSone classic Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee – which has forever tainted this editor’s ability to spell ‘odyssey’ – carries a premium price point at $29.99, but has...

News: Dynasty Warriors 8: Complete Edition Carves Out a Huge Patch on PS4 and Vita

Dynasty Warriors 8: Complete Edition Carves Out a Huge Patch on PS4 and Vita

Keep pushing square

Just when you thought that you'd had your fill of putting thousands of grunts to death, Koei Tecmo has gone ahead and released Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition's long awaited 1.01 update on the PlayStation 4 and Vita, along with a patch for the PS3 standalone Xtreme Legends expansion. It's quite a hefty...

News: Hurrah, Vita JRPG Freedom Wars Will Be Getting a Full Physical Release in Europe

Hurrah, Vita JRPG Freedom Wars Will Be Getting a Full Physical Release in Europe

For the players

In the words of William Wallace: "They may take our lives, but they'll never take our Freedom Wars physical copies!" Indeed, after a few weeks of petitioning, Sony has finally decided that PlayStation Vita JRPG Freedom Wars will be getting a full retail release in Europe. The title was unpopularly planned to be a digital only title,...

News: August PlayStation Plus Update to Boast Eclectic List of Free Games

August PlayStation Plus Update to Boast Eclectic List of Free Games

Something for everyone

We’re nearing that time of the month yet again where attention begins to turn to the next batch of free PlayStation Plus titles set to enter the Instant Game Collection. July saw the addition of PlayStation 4 releases Strider and TowerFall: Ascension – among others – but Sony is plotting a particularly varied lineup for...

News: Sony Taints Vita Exclusive Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines with Download Requirement

Sony Taints Vita Exclusive Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines with Download Requirement

Tainted move

Just like fellow first-party release Freedom Wars, you’ll need a roomy PlayStation Vita memory card in order to play Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines in Europe, as Sony has revealed that the title will only be available as a digital download in the region. There’s no word on a North American cartridge just yet, but seeing as the former...

Push Rewind: Destiny's PS4 Beta, The Last of Us Remastered Details, and More

Destiny's PS4 Beta, The Last of Us Remastered Details, and More

Change the record

With very little happening in the world of video games, you could be forgiven for labelling this week a little one note – but hey, we can only report on the things that are going on right now. And those things revolve around two titles: Destiny and The Last of Us Remastered. Yes, you’re sick of reading about them and we’re...

Rumour: The Unfinished Swan Feeling Its Way onto PS4 and Vita

The Unfinished Swan Feeling Its Way onto PS4 and Vita

Drawn to life

With most of Sony Santa Monica’s indie-inspired adventures already available on the PlayStation 4 and Vita, it’s only a matter of time before our 2012 Game of the Year winners The Unfinished Swan and Journey make the jump. Fascinatingly, the former may just be closer than you think, as Giant Sparrow’s beautiful first-person foray...

News: Hooah! Call of Duty Reloads with Explosive PS4, PS3, and Vita Discounts

Hooah! Call of Duty Reloads with Explosive PS4, PS3, and Vita Discounts

Oscar mike

Call of Duty is a series that rarely ever goes on sale, so you should thank the war economy for these savings. Spanning various instalments across all three PlayStation platforms, these discounts encompass pretty much the entire property – well, aside from brand black sheep Call of Duty: World at War anyway. Honestly, there have been...

News: Vibrant Vita Brawler Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Picks a Fight with Western Territories

Vibrant Vita Brawler Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Picks a Fight with Western Territories

Girl power

There’s enough doom on Planet PlayStation Vita to keep id Software in business until the sun implodes, but that doesn’t mean that the handheld is dead yet. In fact, 5pb has quietly announced that the system’s mere days away from receiving a secret smash: pixelated punch-‘em-up Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds. Originally...

Review: The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy (PlayStation Vita)

The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy (PlayStation Vita)

Screw loose

If the well of original PlayStation Vita content is drying up, then its fountain of high-definition re-releases is overflowing. The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy is the latest in a long line of PlayStation 2 compilations to nonchalantly sidle onto Sony’s struggling handheld system, following closely in the slipstream of the God of War...

Store Update: 16th July 2014 (Europe)

16th July 2014 (Europe)

Something good

Much like its North American counterpart, this week’s European PlayStation Store update has a nice summer feel; in other words, there’s so little on offer that you may actually be forced to head outside and enjoy the warm weather. If that’s a frightening prospect for you, there are a few worthwhile additions this week, including...

Who Would Win Wednesdays: Teddie vs. Kuma

Teddie vs. Kuma

Round 21

Ah, good old Who Would Win Wednesdays – a feature where we pit two PlayStation personalities against each other and ask you how you think that the battle would unfold. Last time around, we had our first ever group match between the Payday Gang and the GTA V Gang. Perhaps surprisingly, it turned out to be an incredibly close contest, but...

Store Update: 15th July 2014 (North America)

15th July 2014 (North America)

Bloodlust

We hope that you haven’t cleared your backlog yet, because there’s not a whole lot to get excited about in this week’s North American PlayStation Store update. Gory twin-stick shooter Crimsonland is arguably the most noteworthy addition, while artsy sidescroller Abyss Odyssey is also up for grabs. We’re convinced that the latter...

News: Stripping Sim Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed to Get Naked in October

Stripping Sim Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed to Get Naked in October

NIS America undressing European edition

When you strip away its saucy art style, Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed is essentially a brawler set in Tokyo’s electronic district, Akihabara. There’s a little more to it than that, though, as your objective is to expose evil entities masquerading as everyday people – and relieve them of their...