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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 36

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 36

All night long

Ah, the weekend – that quiet period where real work is cancelled in favour of household chores. Assuming that you get a break from doing the cooking, cleaning, and fixing that wonky shelf in your bathroom, then you’ll probably be investing it in front of your favourite PlayStation format. Here’s what we’re going to be up to...

Review: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (PlayStation Vita)

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (PlayStation Vita)

Hello addiction

Anyone who played and enjoyed Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is likely to mention one of its greatest strengths when praising the game: its ability to make you think about and consider the title's events, even when you're not playing. Its narrative structure and cast of interesting personalities meant that you'd end up pondering...

Talking Point: Is Indie Becoming a Defunct, Dirty Word?

Is Indie Becoming a Defunct, Dirty Word?

Term worm

Indie is the video game equivalent of Marmite: a sector of the medium so divisive that it’s simultaneously culpable of both dismay and delight. The very website that you’re reading is evidence of that, but we’re not alone: scuffles and skirmishes more heated than the format wars themselves can be attributed to the increasingly...

News: Salt and Sanctuary Shakes Some Gorgeous Action onto PS4 and Vita

Salt and Sanctuary Shakes Some Gorgeous Action onto PS4 and Vita

Taking Sanctuary on PlayStation

Having only just covered Dust: An Elysian Tail, here we have a game from another prominent Xbox 360 developer coming to the PlayStation 4 – and the PlayStation Vita, too. Even more excitingly, this is a completely new and original game, rather than a port. Salt and Sanctuary comes from Ska Studios – a team best...

News: Metal Slug 3 Runs and Guns Its Way onto the PS4, PS3, and Vita

Metal Slug 3 Runs and Guns Its Way onto the PS4, PS3, and Vita

Pixel perfect port

No self-respecting videogame console would be complete without at least a handful of Metal Slug ports to its name, so we're happy to report that Metal Slug 3 will be arriving on all three of Sony's super systems later this year. Recently announced on the PlayStation Blog, the bombastic port will apparently come packed with some...

News: Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer Bringing Deck Building to PS Vita

Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer Bringing Deck Building to PS Vita

Play your cards right

Playdek is pretty prolific when it comes to tabletop game conversions on iOS. The San Diego studio has released plenty of titles across Apple's range of iPhones and iPads, and now it's branching out onto the PlayStation Vita. Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer is a popular deck building game, which the firm has already...

News: Mega Man X4 and X5 Coming to PS3 and PS Vita Next Month

Mega Man X4 and X5 Coming to PS3 and PS Vita Next Month

That's mega, man

Sound the good news klaxon: Mega Man X4 and Mega Man X5, both of which originally released on the PSone, are coming to modern consoles this September. The PlayStation 3 and PS Vita will both be getting the much-loved pair in a move that's sure to delight Capcom fans and masochists the world over. Surprisingly, the release dates,...

News: Yay, PSN's Delayed Scheduled Maintenance Returns Today

Yay, PSN's Delayed Scheduled Maintenance Returns Today

Don't worry, you'll be able to play online

We suppose that we should give Sony credit for delaying the PlayStation Network’s previously planned maintenance after Sunday’s outage – even if it was only for a few days. The platform holder has announced that Monday’s postponed preservation period will now take place later today in both

News: LEGO Batman 3 Travels Beyond Gotham from 11th November

LEGO Batman 3 Travels Beyond Gotham from 11th November

Beyond Gotham, Before Christmas

The LEGO series may not be the world's most innovative, but it reliably serves up a satisfying, kid-friendly portion of brick-bashing and exploration. Later this year, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is scheduled to appear on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita – and it's now been confirmed when we'll be getting...

News: PS4 Shooter Velocity 2X Flies for Free in September PS Plus Update

PS4 Shooter Velocity 2X Flies for Free in September PS Plus Update

PS All-Stars, Joe Danger, and more up for grabs

Take a deep breath and get ready to complain: the September PlayStation Plus update has been revealed. As this author suspected, FuturLab’s hotly anticipated arcade shooter Velocity 2X will be the headline addition on the PlayStation 4, where it will be accompanied by local multiplayer minigame...

News: PS4 Faves Watch Dogs and Sniper Elite III Discounted in European PSN Sale

PS4 Faves Watch Dogs and Sniper Elite III Discounted in European PSN Sale

Count the pennies

If you’re in the market for a new PlayStation 4 game to keep you occupied while you wait patiently for Destiny’s release next month, then you may want to take note of Sony’s latest PlayStation Network sale. While there aren’t a great number of discounted next-gen releases to pick from, Watch Dogs at £39.99 with an extra 10...

Store Update: 26th August 2014 (North America)

26th August 2014 (North America)

Heavy hitters

It’s an absolutely gigantic week on the North American PlayStation Store this time, especially for the PlayStation 4. Highlights undoubtedly include retail releases Madden NFL 15 and Metro Redux, but Sucker Punch’s superhero spin-off inFAMOUS: First Light deserves a mention as well. Other new arrivals include sidescrolling...

Review: Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed (PlayStation Vita)

Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed (PlayStation Vita)

Undressed to kill

To describe Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed as a simple action role-playing game would do it a disservice – a bit like describing a vampire as a mere blood gulper. The aforementioned nocturnal beast has gone through several iterations over the years, ranging from fear inducing monsters through to promiscuous teenagers –...