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  • News PlayStation Plus Subscribers Score a Free Copy of NFL Blitz

    Touch down

    PlayStation Plus’ Instant Game Collection will be bolstered by the addition of NFL Blitz in North America this week, platform holder Sony has announced. The goofy arcade spin-off promises “an energetic, football gaming experience” that’s best played with friends. We suspect your appreciation of this update is going to hinge almost...

  • Store Update 25th September 2012 (North America)

    In the jungle

    There’s a ton of content available as part of this week’s North American PlayStation Store update, but only one title lets you play as Pomeranian dog. That’s right, the bonkers Tokyo Jungle has finally made its way overseas – what are you doing still reading this? Pre-Orders: Dishonored ($59.99, $53.99 for Plus...

  • News Watch Sony Unbox a Brand New PlayStation 3 Super Slim

    Same old blood rush with a new touch

    Just in case you’d forgotten, the new PlayStation 3 Super Slim hits North American store shelves today. The system comes equipped with a 250GB hard drive, a copy of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, a voucher for $30 of DUST 514 digital content, and a free 30 day subscription to PlayStation Plus. Of course,...

  • Store Update 18th September 2012 (North America)

    Shoot and loot

    Borderlands 2 is the biggest new arrival on this week’s North American PlayStation Store update. The addictive first-person shooter is the perfect title to have sitting on your PS3’s hard-drive for whenever you fancy a quick blast in the badlands. Other notable arrivals include Jet Set Radio for non-Plus subscribers, and...

  • News PlayStation on Campus Tour Heads Back to School

    Academic activity

    If you thought college was all fun and games – then you’d be absolutely right. Sony has announced a new North American tour initiative that will see the latest and greatest games brought directly to a campus near you. Starting 20th September you’ll be able to get your hands on the likes of PlayStation All-Stars Battle...

  • News LittleBigPlanet Vita Is Already Available in North America

    Smooth sailing

    It seems it’s impossible for Sony to release a new LittleBigPlanet title without some kind of drama. Regular readers will recall the original game being delayed due to controversial lyrics in one of its songs, while the sequel missed out on its initial holiday release date by quite some margin. LittleBigPlanet Vita looked like it...

  • News Counter-Strike Was August's Top Selling PSN Game

    Go, go, go

    Valve’s downloadable multiplayer shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has stormed straight to the top of the PlayStation Network sales charts in North America. The title – which launched at the end of August – fought off strong competition from fellow PSN Play promoted titles Sound Shapes and Papo & Yo. Telltale’s stellar...

  • Store Update 11th September 2012 (North America)

    The boys are back in town

    This week’s North American PlayStation Store update won’t go down in history, but there’s still plenty for you to look forward to. New arrivals include Double Dragon: Neon, Anomaly Warzone Earth and Red Johnson’s Chronicles - One Against All. PlayStation Plus subscribers can also anticipate early access to Jet Set

  • News Sleeping Dogs Surpasses 172k Sales in North America

    Strong start

    Publishers and journalists are constantly pointing out that new intellectual property is a thing of the past, but a game like Sleeping Dogs shreds that theory to bits. The open world adventure – which is currently sitting atop the UK sales charts – managed to sell 172k units in North America during August. That’s a very...

  • News North American PlayStation Plus Goes Beat 'em Up Bonkers

    Crude buster

    If you’re looking for a source of stress relief ahead of the long winter months, PlayStation Plus has got you covered. Sony has announced that button bashers Double Dragon: Neon and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game will be added to the premium service’s Instant Game Collection in North America from 11th September. That means...

  • News More PlayStation Classics Now Compatible With North American Vitas

    Still lagging behind Europe, though

    Sony's 1.80 update for the Vita brought with it a large selection of PlayStation classics for European players, but those in North America were left feeling a little glum by the somewhat paltry selection they received. Thankfully, it looks as if Sony is listening to the complaints, as it has quietly added some...

  • Store Update 28th August 2012 (North America)

    Take your pick

    It’s another stellar week on the North American PlayStation Store, with plenty of content vying for your attention. New arrivals include The Walking Dead: Episode 3, Rock Band Blitz, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD and Lights, Camera, Party!. Let’s not waste a moment. PS3 Full Games: Recor

  • News Borderlands Fires onto PlayStation Plus Next Week

    Happy now?

    North American PlayStation Plus subscribers will get the opportunity to shoot some skags next week, when Borderlands is added to the service’s Instant Game Collection. That's not a bad way to get hyped for the shooter's impending sequel. Other upcoming offers include discounts on Daytona USA and Greed Corp next week. Meanwhile, Space...

  • Store Update 21st August 2012 (North America)

    Brace yourself

    This week’s North American PlayStation Store update more than makes up for the dry spell in recent weeks. The refresh is brimming with content, including highlights such as Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Way of the Samurai 4. Take a deep breath, and check out all of the content below. PS3...

  • Store Update 14th August 2012 (North America)

    Wake me up before you go-go

    Papo & Yo makes its long awaited debut on the PlayStation Store this week. The ambitious puzzle platformer tells the tale of a young boy named Quico and his best friend monster. It’s joined by PS2 title Shinobi, and a new YouTube application. Feast your eyes on the great block of text below for all of the incoming...

  • News US PlayStation Plus Subscribers Score Bloodrayne and Outland

    Bloody brilliant

    The gift that keeps giving, PlayStation Plus, is about to give a little bit more. Sony has taken to the PlayStation Blog to announce that both Bloodrayne: Betrayal and Outland will be given away to US subscribers when the PlayStation Store refreshes tomorrow. Premium members will also secure a 20% discount on anticipated indie adve

  • News Sony Reps Planning to Storm Anaheim, CA on 18th August

    Water balloons at the ready

    This year marks the 4th Annual Gathering of Video Game Legends at Westwood College in Anaheim, CA. The event is free to attend and features panels, workshops and even pitch sessions, but one event (you can view a complete list here) stands out in particular: Water Balloon Trebuchet. And while Water Balloon Trebuchet...

  • Store Update 7th August 2012 (North America)

    Pull shapes

    There’s only one title you need to pay attention to as part of this week’s PlayStation Store update: Sound Shapes. In fact, we’re not even going to continue until you go and buy it. Go on – we’ll wait. Are you all done? Excellent, now we can tell you all about, er, Farm Frenzy 3 and Payday: The Heist’s DLC. What’s that?...

  • News Grand Theft Auto III Re-Release Delayed on PlayStation Store

    Bad news for North Americans

    Yesterday was the day that North American PlayStation 3 owners should have been able to relive classic GTA title Grand Theft Auto III. We say should have been, because sadly the game failed to appear in the PlayStation Store weekly update. Sony has announced that this was due to music licensing problems. PlayStation...

  • Store Update 31st July 2012 (North America)

    Entirely expendable

    There’s not a lot to shout about in this week’s North American PlayStation Store update. Ubisoft’s The Expendables 2 tie-in is the biggest new addition, launching Sony’s latest PSN Play initiative. Other arrivals include popular PS2 title War of the Monsters and Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time on PSP. An “unforeseen...

  • News The Walking Dead: Episodes 1 & 2 Given Away to US Plus Users

    Dead rising

    If you managed to bite your lip through all of the hype surrounding Telltale’s ridiculously popular episodic The Walking Dead series on PlayStation 3 – well done, you’ll be able to grab the first two episodes for free as part of next month’s PlayStation Plus update. Both episodes one and two will be available at no extra cost...

  • News E3 Staying in Los Angeles Until 2015

    Looks like another perfect day

    In an announcement that will mean very little to the majority of you, the Electronic Software Association has announced that E3 will remain in Los Angeles until 2015. A sojourn to Vegas had been rumoured while the West Hall of the LA Convention Center is reconstructed into an epic new Farmer’s Field stadium – but...

  • Store Update 24th July 2012 (North America)

    Malicious foosball

    It’s a fairly hearty week for new PlayStation Network content in North America, with the hotly anticipated action title Malicious leading the charge. It’s joined by tabletop sports simulator Foosball 2012 on PS3 and Vita, which takes advantage of Sony’s “buy one, get both” initiative. Elsewhere, indie darling Puddle...

  • News Become Entranced With Dyad's PSN Demo

    Dig out your tie-dyes and lava lamps

    Get into the groove with ][ Games' latest psychedelic experience, Dyad, now available to try for yourself on the PSN store. The first five levels will be accessible during the demo, but be careful, you might just get hooked. The PlayStation Plus discount for the game will also be continuing this week, so grab it...

  • News PSN Gets Double Dragon Neon on 11th September

    Blood brothers

    Get ready to brawl — Double Dragon Neon is coming to the North American PlayStation Network on 11th September. It'll cost $9.99. WayForward's series revival hurls twin brothers Billy and Jimmy Lee into an adventure to recover their mutual love interest Marian. The siblings will still be fighting over 2D planes, but the world they...

  • Store Update 17th July 2012 (North America)

    Dyad, zombies and more zombies

    Today marks the arrival of Dyad, an intriguing title with trippy visuals to make your eyeballs pop. There's also some zombie action and a heck of a lot of DLC to choose from, so let's get right to it. PS3 Full Games: Crysis 2 – Maximum Edition (Includes Add-Ons) ($29.99) Aliens are decimating New York City, with a...

  • News Ratchet & Clank Collection Arrives in North America 28th August

    Making a Ratchet

    Ratchet & Clank are a decade old this year, and they're celebrating with the North American release of Ratchet & Clank Collection. It's a HD collection featuring the first three PlayStation 2 games: Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal. Europe and Japan have had...

  • News June NPD: LEGO Batman 2 Tops, Industry Sales Drop

    Holy great performance, Batman!

    Not content with dominating the charts across the pond, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes has also topped the North American best-sellers for the month of June. But while developer Traveller’s Tales will be cracking open the champagne in celebration, the rest of the sector won’t be quite so enthusiastic. The entire...

  • News Malicious Brings Delicious Combat to North America

    Fighting the good fight

    Sony has confirmed that Malicious will finally take the long trip over the Atlantic Ocean later this month. The beautiful PSN exclusive debuted in Europe earlier this year, but has taken a curiously long time to make the jump overseas. Thankfully, if you live in North America, you won’t be forced to wait much longer –...

  • Store Update 10th July 2012 (North America)

    Moons, thrones and lots of DLC

    Much anticipated PSN RPG Rainbow Moon lands today alongside an absolutely mammoth amount of DLC. Here's what's up this week. PS3 Full Games: Game Of Thrones ($49.99) Written in conjunction with author George R. R. Martin, the famed A Song of Ice and Fire universe opens further to reveal a new chapter of the story!...

  • Store Update 3rd July 2012 (North America)

    Be brave

    It’s a big week for retail releases on the North American PlayStation Store, with no less than six full Blu-ray games squished down into digestible digital form. Spec Ops: The Line leads the charge, while The Adventures of TinTin and Sonic Generations hop along for the ride. Native PSN releases include Bellator MMO Onslaught and

  • News Atlus Announces Bumper PlayStation Network Sale

    Dollar stretcher

    Niche publisher Atlus has unleashed an incredible sale in the North American PlayStation Store this week, cutting the price of its entire catalogue by an impressive 50%. You’ll be able to snatch up gems such as Persona 3 Portable and Trine 2 for less than $10. Also, Catherine is just $19.99, which is worth every penny – until...

  • News Sony Reveals Scorching Summer PSN Sale

    Why go outside?

    If you’ve been eyeing Europe’s excellent PlayStation Vita sale with envy over the past couple of weeks, then you’ll probably be excited to learn that a brand new promotion is set to launch in North America next week. While it doesn’t feature any Vita titles, the summer sale will allow you to choose from a wealth of popular...

  • Store Update 26th June 2012 (North America)

    Grab your Move

    Not one but two PlayStation Move-compatible games hit the North American PlayStation Store this week, so time to dust off your motion controller and come out swinging. Here's what's up now. PlayStation Plus: Journey — 20% off, $11.99 (from $14.99) [Journey review] Resident Evil Chronicles: HD — 10% off, $24.29 (from $26.99)...

  • Store Update 19th June 2012 (North America)

    Tomba in tow

    One of the best and rarest PSone titles comes to PSN this week, courtesy of retro champions MonkeyPaw Games, and PS Vita owners can pick up some LEGO adventures too. Here's the line-up for this week. PlayStation Plus: Full Game Trials: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier Full Game Trial Two Worlds II: Velvet Edition Full Game...

  • News May NPD: Hardware Collapses, Investors Look Away Now

    Troublesome trends

    Let’s get straight to the point: May was not a good month for video game sales in North America. Hardware sales were down 39% year-over-year, bringing in just $138.9 million compared to $228.8 million in 2011. Software sales also saw a decline of 16%, though the NPD puts that decrease down to fewer releases. Unsurprisingly, PC...

  • Store Update 12th June 2012 (North America)

    Viva la Vita

    The excitement of E3 may be a distant memory, but the PlayStation Store’s still firing on all cylinders. It’s an especially good week for Vita owners, with the hotly anticipated Gravity Rush finally hitting digital store shelves. The Japan Studio developed exclusive is joined by the handheld version of the Metal Gear Solid HD...

  • Store Update 5th June 2012 (North America)

    The PS Plus motherlode

    You bought your PlayStation Plus subscription before E3, right? Good, because today you get loads of free games. Here's what's available today for North American users. PlayStation Plus: Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown inFAMOUS 2 Little Big Planet 2 Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One

  • Store Update 29th May 2012 (North America)

    Resistance is futile

    Vita plays host to another big Sony franchise this week as the Chimera land on Vita. More cerebral pursuits include chess and a playable demo of one of the machine's most anticipated games. Here's what's out this week. PlayStation Plus: Full Game Trial: Assassin’s Creed Revelations Full Game Trial [Assassin's Creed...

  • News PS Plus Members Get 50% Off New "Ultimate" Bundles

    Everyone else gets 30%

    North American PS Plus subscribers just got a good deal — up to 50% off Sony's new "ultimate" bundles, which contain a game and all its available DLC. Regular members save 30% on the deals, which are available from today until Monday 4th June, so you'll have to be quick. The line-up of nine games and DLC stands at: Red...

  • Store Update 22nd May 2012 (North America)

    Sorcery, Syphon Filter, Vita AR and more

    We'll admit it: there were times we thought we'd never get Sorcery, yet that day is finally here. There's also some Augmented Reality content for Vita and a stack of classic SEGA games, making this a very good day indeed. PlayStation Plus: Full Game Trial: Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Full Game...

  • Store Update 15th May 2012 (North America)

    Sonic, PixelJunk and massive Ubi sale

    A couple of long-awaited PSN titles come to PS3 today and Ubisoft drops prices across two dozen downloads. Read on and make an informed buying choice. PlayStation Plus: Rock of Ages — 100% discount GoldenEye 007: Reloaded — $29.99 (50% discount) Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood complete — $14.99 (40%...

  • Store Update 8th May 2012 (North America)

    Datura is here

    A bit of a short week for North America this time around, with one new game for PS3 owners and no new titles for Vita fans. Here's what's available this week. PlayStation Plus: Full Game Trials:Saints Row The Third — Saints Row The Third reviewNeed for Speed The Run —

  • Store Update 1st May 2012 (North America)

    Awesomenauts, Mortal Kombat, Max Payne and more

    It's time for another PSN Store update, North America, and it's a typically eclectic mix of fun, light-hearted titles alongside grizzly, violent classics. Without further delay, let's get into it. PlayStation Plus: Early Access:Pixel Junk 4am Closed Viewer BetaVelocity (Free PS mini)Free Downloads:Aw

  • Store Update 24th April 2012 (North America)

    Skype, Walking Dead, Dragon's Dogma demo and more

    This week's new PSN content is available in North America, so here's what's on offer. Vita owners, you get add-on content and Skype but no games — sorry. PlayStation Plus: Full Game Trials:The Cursed CrusadeBattlefield 3 — Battlefield 3 reviewDiscounts:

  • News PlayStation Plus Update: May 2012 (North America)

    Trine 2, Castlevania and Pixel Junk

    PlayStation Plus subscribers in North America, here's what you can look forward to downloading after May's first update next Tuesday. Plus Exclusive Early Access: PixelJunk 4am Closed Viewer Beta — 1st May Velocity (Free PS mini) – 1st May Free Games — PS3: Awesomenauts — 1st May

  • Store Update 17th April 2012 (North America)

    The House of the Dead opens its doors again

    Two games and a new app for Vita and a Move-enabled shooter are the highlights of this week's PS update for North America. Let's dive right in. PlayStation Plus: Free Downloads: Frogger ReturnsFull Game Trials: Dead Rising 2: Off the RecordNHL 12Free Avatars and Themes: THE

  • News Sony Shuts Down PSN Video Magazine Qore

    Cor, blimey

    It seems Sony has finally realised that Qore without Veronica Belmont is like peanut butter without jelly. The platform holder has announced on the US PlayStation Blog that the digital video magazine – which recently got a new host – is no more. It’s latest (and final) issue covering the month of April will feature a celebration of...

  • Store Update 10th April 2012 (North America)

    Skullgirls, Pinball and more

    Much-anticipated PSN title Skullgirls hits the North American store alongside a true PS2 classic and more. Here's what's on for you North American shoppers this week. PlayStation Plus: Exclusives: The House of the Dead 4 Demo Minis: Canabalt Defenders Of The Mystic Garden Full Game Trials

  • Store Update 3rd April 2012 (North America)

    I Am Alive and more

    Vita owners go home empty-handed today, with no new games or demos on the portable storefront, but there's plenty of DLC and a few much-anticipated games for PS3 owners to sink their teeth into. PlayStation Plus: Free Games: Shank 2Shift 2 UnleashedCanabalt (PS mini)Farm Frenzy 2 (PS mini)Silent Hill (