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  • News Sony Playing It Safe with PS4 Pre-Orders, Doesn't Want Customers to Defect

    Hoping to get lots of stock on store shelves

    As we know, Sony has locked down pre-orders for the PlayStation 4 in Europe. The platform holder has warned retailers across the continent that launch day delivery can no longer be guaranteed. However, according to

  • Store Update 7th August 2013 (Europe)

    Help yourself

    Wow, it looks like the European PlayStation Store has caught free-to-play fever. A vast majority of this week’s releases can be downloaded without even opening your digital wallet, including Spartacus Legends, Deathmatch Village, and BreakQuest: Extra Evolution. Other fresh arrivals include Floating Cloud God Saves the

  • News Yep, PS4 Pre-Orders Are No Longer Guaranteed for Launch

    You're too late

    It’s strange that Sony hasn’t officially said anything about the PlayStation 4’s pre-order scenario in Europe. We suspect that it wants punters to go ahead and put a deposit on the system, anyway – even if launch day consoles are now no longer guaranteed. That’s official at this point by the way, as UK outlet ShopTo has...

  • News Yes, The Last of Us Does Lack Exploding Heads in Europe

    Gratuitous violence yanked from international release

    Earlier in the year, a report suggested that The Last of Us had been censored in Europe. Hot on the heels of a slew of disgruntled forum posts, Movie-Censorship.com noted that dismemb

  • Store Update 31st July 2013 (Europe)

    Kingdom come

    Much like its North American counterpart, the latest European PlayStation Store update is brimming with noteworthy additions. Content includes Cloudberry Kingdom, PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate HD, and BioShock Infinite’s first

  • News BreakQuest: Extra Evolution Bouncing onto PS Vita on 7th August

    PlayStation Minis port will be free-to-play

    We’ve been badgering Ukrainian indie Beatshapers about its PlayStation Vita port of the awesome BreakQuest: Extra Evolution for some time, but finally the studio has managed to supply us with a date. The title – which crashed onto the PlayStation Minis platform last year – is set to batter some b

  • Store Update 17th July 2013 (Europe)

    Nothing to see here

    We were hoping that this week’s European PlayStation Store update would offer something of merit after last week’s shambles, but it turns out that the games industry really is on vacation. We suppose that there’s The Smurfs 2 to keep you entertained. Urgh, forget it – we’re going outside to eat a Calippo. PS3 Games:...

  • News Need for Speed: Most Wanted Leads High-Octane EU PS Plus Refresh

    Lineup includes Mafia II, Spec Ops: The Line, and more

    The sun is certainly shining, but that’s not stopping Sony from waving the chequered flag on another insane European PlayStation Plus offering. Starting from 31st July, you’ll be able to burn rubber in Need for Speed: Most Wanted, all without needing to worry about the price of petrol. But...

  • News Survey Finds PS4 the Most Attractive Console for European Developers

    Sony's system won't be short of support

    If you’re worried that the PlayStation 4 may struggle to cultivate a compelling catalogue of content in the months directly following its launch, then you may want to put those concerns out in the cold for the time being. A developer survey has revealed that Sony’s next generation system is more...

  • Store Update 10th July 2013 (Europe)

    The one that nearly got away

    It’s been an incredible year for gaming thus far, but we’ve definitely hit the summer lull. As such, you could probably forgive us for skipping this week’s European PlayStation Store update entirely – and we nearly did. Still, we’ve managed to engineer a spare minute or two, so here’s the latest content vying...

  • News Guacamelee's Price Temporarily Pinned in Europe

    Cross-buy platformer gets cheaper

    Canadian outfit Drinkbox Studios has wrestled with the price of Guacamelee in Europe, bringing the lovely luchador adventure’s point of entry down to just £7.99/€9.99. The offer will be valid until 17th July, after which it will reapply its mask, and reset its cost back to £9.99/€12.99. You know what you...

  • Store Update 3rd July 2013 (Europe)

    Time and time again

    PlayStation Plus gets its monthly refresh in Europe this week, bringing with it a bevy of complimentary content for you to enjoy. Outside of the freebies, this week’s PlayStation Store update isn’t exactly bulging with new releases, but there are a few PlayStation Vita games vying for your attention, including Total Recoil...

  • News The Last of Us Lacks Multiplayer Dismemberments in Europe

    Sweetness and light

    The Last of Us is not the type of game that you should play while devouring a plate of spaghetti bolognese. Naughty Dog’s survival horror opus is packed with more blood, guts, and gore than a butcher’s backroom. Alas, the European release doesn’t quite boast the same level of spew-inducing viscera as its North American...

  • News Puppeteer Stages a Demo on European PlayStation Network Soon

    Dress rehearsal

    Japan Studio’s quirky PlayStation 3 platform adventure Puppeteer is set to break a leg a little earlier than expected in Europe. Those of you residing in the region will be invited to read a few lines with the cast of the side scrolling adventure “soon”, as the developer applies the finishing touches to the title’s demo...

  • News Sony Has No Plans For Vita StreetPass Rival Toro's Friend Network In Europe

    Well, boo.

    The 3DS may be technically inferior to the PS Vita, but its StreetPass feature has long been viewed with jealousy by many Sony fans. Using the console's wireless connection, it allows 3DS owners to share data, take part in mini-games and generally indulge in all kinds of social fun. Earlier this month, Sony launched its StreetPass...

  • Store Update 19th June 2013 (Europe)

    OMG Edition

    After a slow couple of weeks, the European PlayStation Store is back with a vengeance. This week’s update includes a wealth of content, spanning Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara HD, Thunder Wolves, and the Jak & Daxter Collection. The refresh also marks the arrival of OMG HD Zombies, which you can learn mor

  • News PlayStation Vita Mega Pack Bundles Outrageous Value

    Pick up an 8GB memory card with 10 free games

    We all know that the price of the PlayStation Vita’s memory cards is an enormous issue, but Sony is attempting to offset the problem by launching a new line of 8GB cards bundling ten downloadable titles. Due out on 21st June in Europe for €39.99, the tempting Mega Pack includes an empty storage...

  • News Battlefield 3 Deploys As Part of Bumper EU PlayStation Plus Update

    Saints Row: The Third, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus, and more on offer

    Sony may be about to start charging for online multiplayer, but it’s really hard to argue against the value of PlayStation Plus. The platform holder has just revealed the premium service’s European offering for July, and it includes a little release called Battlefield 3...

  • Out Today The Last of Us Lives to See Another Day

    It can't be for nothing

    The sun may have set on E3 2013, but the fun’s just about to start for the rest of you. After weeks of waiting, Sony has finally laid The Last of Us’ decomposing carcass on physical and digital store shelves. The game – which sees you assume the role of a weary middle-aged man named Joel – takes you on an adventure...

  • Store Update 12th June 2013 (Europe)

    Dancing shoes

    There’s a demo for Hatsune Miku Project Diva F available as part of this week’s European PlayStation Store update, which has us intrigued. Other goodies include free-to-play fighter Tekken Revolution and a little game called The Last of Us. You may have heard of it. PS3 Games: Carnivores Bundle Price: £5.99/€6.99, PEGI: 12,...

  • News PlayStation Plus Reloads with Uncharted 3, XCOM, and LBP Karting

    Tasty treats

    Incredibly, it’s almost been a year since Sony introduced PlayStation Plus’ excellent Instant Game Collection initiative. As such, the platform holder is set to refresh the evergreen titles that have occupied the service for the past year with some brand new software. Starting next week (Tuesday in North America and Wednesday in...

  • Store Update 5th June 2013 (Europe)

    Crab salad

    This week’s European PlayStation Store update may not be bulging at the seams, but we can forgive its brevity due to its inclusion of Coconut Dodge Revitalised. The full PlayStation Vita overhaul is available for free for PlayStation Plus subscribers, and should be an instant download. Honestly, the only way that you can have more fun...

  • Store Update 29th May 2013 (Europe)

    On the prowl

    This week’s European PlayStation Store update is quite the varied feast. Just some of the highlights on offer at the gaming buffet are Wonderbook: Diggs Nightcrawler, Fuse, and The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character. Elsewhere, Quell Memento is also up for grabs, while shameless impostor

  • News The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character Spins onto PSN This Week

    Like a record, baby

    Dakko Dakko’s colourful platformer The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character is set to spin onto the PlayStation Vita this week, the Welsh outfit has announced. The game – which originally deployed on the PlayStation Minis platform – sees you controlling an anthropomorphic cephalopod mollusc through increasingly...

  • News Sony Scores with Enormous PS4 Champions League Final Presence

    System almost certainly out this year in Europe

    We feel for the players of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. Both teams have the ultimate prize in club football within their grasp – but those PlayStation 4 banners must be mighty distracting. We’re not sure how either side is going to be able to focus on putting the ball in the net when they...

  • News Newspaper Promotion Practically Confirms European PS4 Launch This Year

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    We considered before the Xbox One’s reveal what kind of response Sony may have planned to counter Microsoft’s moment – but it’s actually done a better job than we expected. In addition to Monday’s surprise PlayStation 4 trailer, the platform holder has also been advertising the system like mad over the past few days –...

  • Store Update 22nd May 2013 (Europe)

    Taking a leak

    Everyone’s going barmy for the bathroom in this week’s European PlayStation Store update, as Men’s Room Mayhem bursts onto the PlayStation Vita. The pee ‘em up is joined by a whole host of hits that you won’t want to flush away, including Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Resident Evil: Revelations, and, er, Fast & Furious:...

  • Store Update 15th May 2013 (Europe)

    Neutrino speed

    There are a decent roster of titles available as part of this week’s European PlayStation Store update, but you only really need to know about one: Velocity Ultra. After a long wait, FuturLab’s award winning arcade hit has finally teleported its way onto the PlayStation Vita, and we couldn’t be more excited. Other new arrivals...

  • News Ready Your Sword and Shield for June's European PlayStation Plus Update

    Kingdoms of Amalur, Demon's Souls, and more up for grabs

    There’s a bit of a medieval theme to next month’s European PlayStation Plus offering. Sony has confirmed that Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will be available for free from 29th May. It’ll be joined around the, er, round table by Demon’s Souls and the unmissable ICO & Shadow of the...

  • News Sony Will Do 'Whatever It Takes' to Release the PS4 in Europe This Year

    Platform holder fears increased pressure from Microsoft

    It looks like Sony has heeded our advice, and opted to prioritise Europe ahead of the launch of the PlayStation 4. CVG claims that the manufacturer has earmarked the region as one of its most important targets, and has committed to do “whatever it takes” in order to release its next...

  • Store Update 8th May 2013 (Europe)

    Nuns with guns

    This week’s European PlayStation Store update is slightly better than its North American counterpart, but only because of the overdue arrival of Nun Attack on the PlayStation Vita. Other new releases include Alien Spidy and a demo for Insomniac Games’ upcoming Fuse. Let’s get down to business, shall we? PS3 Games: Alien Spidy...

  • News ICO & Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection Free on EU PS Plus Next Month

    Demon's Souls also joining the fun

    Sony has announced that two of the greatest games of all time will be available for free as part of the European Instant Game Collection next month. The company has confirmed that PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to download a complimentary copy of the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection in...

  • News What Does a Year of PlayStation Plus Look Like?

    Proudly adding to your backlog

    Few would argue that PlayStation Plus represents great value for money, but have you ever stopped to consider just what a steal the service actually is. One dedicated Reddit user has collated all of the content from a full year of the premium tier, which included a whopping 68 free games in North America. That’s...

  • News Stylish Beyond: Two Souls Special Edition Available for Pre-Order

    Less is more

    Not every game deserves a place upon your mantelpiece, but judging by the snippets that we’ve seen of Beyond: Two Souls, the Quantic Dream epic should look right at home next to your copy of Shadow of the Colossus. As such, you’re probably going to want to pre-order the game’s special edition, which is available now from UK...

  • News Now You've Got No Excuse Not to Buy The Unfinished Swan

    PlayStation Network hit discounted in Europe

    BAFTA award-winning exclusive and Push Square perfect score alumnus The Unfinished Swan will be available at a new low price in Europe this weekend. Sony has confirmed that it’s cutting the first-person adventure’s cost to just £5.19 from today until 6th May, with lucky PlayStation Plus subscribers...

  • Store Update 1st May 2013 (Europe)

    Farm fresh

    This week may well see Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Soul Sacrifice, and various other high-profile titles added to the European PlayStation Store – but our attention’s firmly fixed on a single unexpected arrival. According to Sony’s rundown, Farming Simulator is coming to the PlayStation Vita today. We’re probably more excited by this...

  • News The Last of Us Special Editions Creep Past the Clickers

    Place your pre-orders

    The Last of Us is just over a month away from release. Yeah, we thought it was still some way away, too – but we’ve just checked the calendar to make sure. In order to promote the impending exclusive, Sony has released a couple of trailers dedicated to the Joel and Ellie editions of the game. You’ll be able to purchase...

  • News Terraria Tunnels onto the European PlayStation Store on 15th May

    It's off to work we go

    If you’ve been eagerly awaiting an opportunity to dig out your 16-bit shovel and you happen to reside in Europe, then know that salvation is at hand. 505 Games has confirmed that popular indie title Terraria is coming to the PlayStation Store on 15th May in the region – almost two months after its release in North...

  • Store Update 24th April 2013 (Europe)

    Thomas was with friends

    Much like yesterday’s North American PlayStation Store update, this week’s European refresh is absolutely bursting with content. New goodies include Dead Island: Riptide, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, God Mode, Draw Slasher, and more. It’s also wort

  • Store Update 17th April 2013 (Europe)

    Mockery of justice

    In a strange turn of events, the European PlayStation Store update has arrived earlier than its North American counterpart for the first time in as long as we can remember. Sony’s commemorating that fact with the addition of a slew of content, including Injustice: Gods Among Us, the Journey Collector’s Edition, and

  • News Hitman Absolution, Catherine, and Velocity Ultra Front European PS Plus Update

    Bandwidth buster

    With summer still some way away, Sony’s turning up the temperature early for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Next month’s European Instant Game Collection update is brimming with content, with murder simulator Hitman Absolution leading the charge. You’ll be able to download the beautiful stealth title for free from 1st May –...

  • Store Update 10th April 2013 (Europe)

    Chilli con carnage

    Drinkbox Studios’ tasty Metroidvania-inspired cross-buy adventure Guacamelee! is the hottest item on the European PlayStation Store’s menu this week, serving up a fusion of fiery platforming and meaty combat. It’s joined by augmented reality putter Table Mini Golf for the Vita and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge for the PS3...

  • News Hitman Absolution Infiltrates European PlayStation Plus Next Month

    High-profile freebie

    Sony’s charm offensive on European PlayStation Plus subscribers is set to continue next month, with likeable murder simulator Hitman Absolution set to join the Instant Game Collection in May. The platform holder confirmed the news on Twitter, adding that the remainder of the update will be revealed next week. Premium members...

  • News Farming Simulator 2013 Ploughs PlayStation 3 on 6th September

    Top of the crops

    Dig out your flat cap and wellington boots, because Giants Software is aiming to turnip the heat later this year with Farming Simulator 2013. The annual agricultural sequel is set to release during the first week of September, which we reckon equates to the 6th September in the UK. The title marks the series’ debut on the...

  • Store Update 3rd April 2013 (Europe)

    Oh so quiet

    Insomniacs could use this week’s European PlayStation Store update as an alternative to counting sheep. Lowlights include a demo for Injustice: Gods Among Us, a couple of Grand Theft Auto games, and, er, Shaun White Snowboarding. We warned you it was a lean week. At least Okami HD is now free for PlayStation Plus subscribers. PS3...

  • News GameStop: PlayStation 4 Will Launch Globally in 2013

    Cross your fingers

    Video game retailer GameStop has got a lot to say about the PlayStation 4. Hot on the heels of gaffer Tony Bartel’s comments regarding stock shortages yesterday, company executive Michael Hogan has hinted that Sony’s next generation platform is set to launch globally this year. Presumably, that includes Europe. “We know...

  • News Sony Cracks Open PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Discount

    European offers roll on

    Sony’s celebrating Easter Sunday with an outrageous discount on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Starting from now until 11:59AM BST on 2nd April, you’ll be able to purchase the excellent mascot mash-up at the low price of £15.99/€19.99 from the European PlayStation Store. Remember: the game is part of the platform...

  • News Scout Out Tomb Raider for £19.99 on the European PlayStation Store

    True treasure

    Sony’s enormous European Easter Egg Hunt is rolling on today with an enormous discount on Crystal Dynamics' ace Tomb Raider reboot. Starting from now until 11:59AM BST on 31st March, you’ll be able to pillage Lara Croft’s latest adventure for just £19.99/€29.99 from the PlayStation Store. That’s a huge discount over the...

  • News Okami HD Headlines Stellar European PlayStation Plus Offering for April

    War in the North, Virtue's Last Reward, and more up for grabs

    Sony’s clearly not ready to put the brakes on its epic PlayStation Plus offerings just yet. While last month saw the introduction of Mass Effect 3, Dead or Alive 5 and more in Europe, the platform holder has followed up with an equally outrageous offering including

  • News One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Plunders a Luffy Statue in Europe

    One piece to rule them all

    Good news for all of you European One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 fanatics out there: Namco Bandai has announced that the collector’s edition of the upcoming brawler sequel will come with a cheery-looking Luffy figurine. Just look at that aggressive grin – how could you say no? Unfortunately, North American fans will...