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Store Update 17th September 2013 (North America)
Three's a crowd
The entire industry has gone on holiday in order to give you ample opportunity to play Grand Theft Auto V. Granted, there are a couple of new releases available as part of this week’s North American PlayStation Store update – Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver, anyone? – but, let's be honest, there’s only really one game that...
Out Today Grand Theft Auto V Hot-Wires Retail Around the Globe
Five's the magic number
It feels like an eternity since Grand Theft Auto V was first announced on 25th October all the way back in 2011. The title was revealed in familiar Rockstar Games fashion, with a single unexpected Tweet effectively bringing the Internet to its knees. That initial tease was followed by a mysterious trailer a week later, and...
Store Update 3rd September 2013 (North America)
We hope that you like video games, because this week’s North American PlayStation Store update is practically bursting with new releases. In addition to a bucket load of pre-orders, fresh arrivals include Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, Diablo III, and Rayman Legends. Elsewhere, Starbreeze’s critically acclaimed...
News Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection Spooks NA PS Plus
ICO, Rayman Origins, and more up for grabs
PlayStation Plus subscribers are already enjoying September’s big update in Europe, but at least SCEA’s decided to pull back the curtain on its lineup a few days earlier than usual. As detailed on the PlayStation Blog, premium members in the New World will be able to scare themselves silly with lightgun...
Store Update 27th August 2013 (North America)
There are so many new titles available as part of this week’s North American PlayStation Store update that we don’t really know where to start. In addition to a cavalcade of fresh retail releases – including Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Lost Planet 3, and Killer Is Dead – there are also some smaller titles vying for your...
News July NPD: NCAA Football 14 Scores a Touchdown, Physical Sales Body Checked
Sony numbers still a secret
As has become a recurring trend for these NPD sales reports, the physical arm of the North American games industry declined yet again in July. The market as a whole dropped by 19 per cent year-over-year, with hardware specifically facing a 34 per cent decrease from $150.9 million in 2012 to just $99.4 million last month...
Store Update 13th August 2013 (North America)
Empty your pockets
This week’s North American PlayStation Store update is absolutely gigantic, spanning more content than you could possibly ever afford. New titles include Payday 2, Open Me, and DuckTales: Remastered. Speaking of which, you’ll need to be Scrooge McDuck to afford the PlayStation Vita port of Fruit Ninja, which is selling for a...
News First Image of North American 12GB PS3 Super Slim Emerges
Size doesn't matter
Those of you in North America will soon have the option to battle with hard drive space, as it looks like Sony really is bringing the 12GB PlayStation 3 Super Slim overseas. The console – which has been available in Europe for some time – had been rumoured over the weekend, but now an image of the teensy platform has emerged...
Rumour Is Sony Set to Drop the PS Vita's Price at GamesCom?
Breaking the barriers
A leaked Target flier hints that Sony may drop the PlayStation Vita’s price at GamesCom. The paper-based advertisement (pictured above) puts the flagship portable’s base cost at $199.99, some $50 less than its recommended retail price. Adding further fuel to the fire, the promotion is dated for 18th August to 24th August,...
Store Update 6th August 2013 (North America)
This week’s North American PlayStation Store update is an absolute corker. In addition to the hotly anticipated Vanillaware brawler Dragon’s Crown, there’s also the brilliant Tales of Xillia vying for your attention. Other goodies include Ibb and Obb and new Soul Sacrifice DLC. Let's do this. Pre-Orders: NHL 14 ($59.99)
News Hitman: Absolution Infiltrates North American PlayStation Plus
Runner 2, Star Wars Pinball, and more on the way
PlayStation Plus is set to get a little bit balder in North America, as Sony has announced that Hitman: Absolution will be whacking the Instant Game Collection this week. Agent 47’s latest adventure will be accompanied by discounts on escapeVektor,
Store Update 30th July 2013 (North America)
Dance with death
Sony’s hoping to brighten up your week with a couple of doozies as part of the latest North American PlayStation Store refresh. Cloudberry Kingdom and PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD both scored highly in our reviews, meaning that there’s no excuse for not adding the titles to your PSN basket as we type. It’s also worth noting...
News Killzone: Shadow Fall Pre-Orders Strong, Knack Stomping Beyond: Two Souls
PlayStation 4 exclusives performing well post E3
Killzone: Shadow Fall is the most pre-ordered PlayStation 4 exclusive, according to retail research by analysts Cowen and Co. The firm – which compiles data based on NPD sales statistics and Amazon.com bestseller information – found Guerrilla Games’ first-person shooter to be the fifth most...
News Quick, the PS4 Is Back in Stock at Amazon.com
What are you waiting for?
PlayStation 4 pre-order slots have become rarer than a smile from Kristen Stewart in recent weeks. As such, it’s with hurried excitement that we must inform you that there are launch day bundles back in stock at Amazon.com. Right now, you can snatch a system alongside Battlefield 4, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack,
Store Update 23rd July 2013 (North America)
The sun may be extracting every ounce of liquid from your body, but that’s not stopping Sony from pumping out some refreshment in the form of several new PlayStation 3 and Vita games. The real highlights this week include the excellent Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark, Zeno Clash 2, and the console re-release of Hot Shots Golf: W
News So, the PS4 Is Ready for Retail in North America
System motors through FCC approval process
When will the PlayStation 4 launch? Well, that sooner-than-expected October release is beginning to look like it’s more on than, er, that anthropomorphic primate with a tie. The final version of Sony’s next generation dream machine has
News June NPD: The Last of Us Conquers Charts, Sneaks Up on God of War III's Record
Ellie of a performance
Naughty Dog has well and truly hammered a nail in the coffin of comments suggesting that new franchises struggle at the end of a generation. First-party favourite The Last of Us topped the North American sales charts for June, securing the third largest launch in the month since NPD started tracking data in 1995. The...
Store Update 16th July 2013 (North America)
The lineup of this year’s PlayStation Store PLAY promotion takes centre stage in North America this week, with all four titles available for pre-order. However, the platform holder’s latest digital initiative is not the only highlight, with Dynasty Warriors 8, Doodle God, and Kung Fu Rabbit also fleshing out a surprisingl
News VidZone Starts a Music Video Streaming Party in North America
VidZone has been a mainstay of the European PlayStation 3 experience for eons, cranking out killer tunes since before Lady GaGa was hip. But now, much like Spotify before it, the service is set to play catch up in North America, allowing residents of the new world to stream the hits of Hanson until their heart’s content. Mmmbop. The...
News PlayStation Store PLAY 2013 Saves You Money This Summer
Top titles featured in PSN promotion
Sony’s answer to the uber-popular Xbox Live Summer of Arcade initiative, PlayStation Store PLAY, is back for another term, this time bringing with it four farm-fresh PlayStation Network titles for you to harvest. The games featured in this year’s lineup include Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark (23rd July),...
News Divekick Outwits PS3 and Vita on 20th August in North America
Flying through the air
Iron Galaxy’s fascinating indie brawler Divekick – which augments you with just two attack options – is set to launch on 20th August in North America for $9.99. The PlayStation 3 and Vita release will be fully cross-buy compatible, meaning that you’ll only need to purchase the title once to enjoy it across both...
Store Update 9th July 2013 (North America)
Quick, someone give the studio behind Aabs Animals a copy of Letterland – doesn't the developer know that it goes Annie Apple, then Bouncy Ben, then Clever Cat? We’re waffling in order to fill out words because there’s nothing really of note in this week’s North American PlayStation Store update. We suppose that Coconut...
News PS4 Pre-Orders Ceased at GameStop, Sony Shuts the Floodgates
Were you quick enough?
Having informed North American retailer GameStop to open the floodgates on PlayStation 4 pre-orders earlier in the year, Sony has now slammed shut sales of its next generation console. The giant’s website lists the vanilla ed
Store Update 2nd July 2013 (North America)
It's getting hot in here
Sony’s really turning up the temperature on the North American PlayStation Store this week, with the Summer Blast sale bringing with it a bevy of sweat-inducing discounts. Other highlights include the release of Velocity Ultra, Pinball Heroes: Complete, and Farming Simulator on
News Battlefield 3 Fires onto North American PlayStation Plus
Jet Set Radio, Dokuro, and more all up for grabs
Sony’s set to start the summer in spectacular fashion, with a bumper North American PlayStation Plus update that includes Battlefield 3. From today, you’ll be able to download DICE’s chunky first-person shooter for free, which should get you in the mood for the title’s big-budget sequel later
News Sony Tells GameStop to Open the Floodgates on PS4 Pre-orders
Platform holder gets aggressive
Sony seems to have some serious confidence in its production pipeline, as it has informed GameStop to accept “unlimited pre-orders” for the PlayStation 4. In a leaked memo sent to stores across North America, the retailer revealed that the platform holder has allowed it to open the floodgates on system reserves...
News Pre-order Allocations for PS4 Far Outstrip Xbox One
GameStop ceases accepting deposits for Microsoft's machine
Microsoft may have moseyed back into the console battlefield with last night’s announcements, but it could still struggle to satisfy demand at launch. Polygon reports that mega retailer GameStop has already fulfilled its allocation of pre-orders for the Xbox One, and has ceased accepting...
Store Update 18th June 2013 (North America)
There’s a ton of great content available as part of this week’s North American PlayStation Store refresh, including Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara HD and the intriguing Storm. The highlight, though, has to be the Jak & Daxter Collection, which is out now for the PlayStation Vita. PSN: Dungeons & Dragons...
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 11th June 2013 (North America)
The one we nearly forgot
We sort of forgot about the weekly PlayStation Store update amidst the E3 2013 madness. Fortunately, we remembered in the nick of time – while we were eating a bowl of strawberries as it happens. It’s a good job that it jumped to the front of our mind, too, as this is a surprisingly good one, with The Last of Us, Tekken...
News PlayStation Plus Reloads with Uncharted 3, XCOM, and LBP Karting
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 4th June 2013 (North America)
Capcom’s likeable action adventure Remember Me may be the biggest new addition to this week’s North American PlayStation Store update – but it’s by no means the only noteworthy arrival. Other debuts include Limbo on the PlayStation Vita, alongside a couple of free applications for the portable platform. Shall we get down to...
News Deus Ex, Saints Row Front Huge North American PS Plus Refresh
After slipping behind Europe in the Instant Game Collection stakes, Sony Computer Entertainment America has responded with a rip-roaring PlayStation Plus update for June. Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to download Deus Ex: Human Revolution for free. The classic sneak ‘em up will be joined by savings on Let’s Fish: Hooked On,...
Store Update 28th May 2013 (North America)
Calm before the storm
In a few weeks, Naughty Dog will deploy The Last of Us on the PlayStation 3 – and you can pre-order your copy right now from the PlayStation Store. The special digital version will allow you to play the game while it’s downloading – a first for the PS3. This week’s North American update also boasts the survival...
News BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend Punches onto North American PS Plus
Fans of fighters will be able to snag another humdinger for their PlayStation Vita this week, as Sony has confirmed that BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend is set to join the Instant Game Collection later today. The beautiful brawler will be available for free for PlayStation Plus subscribers, alongside timed trials for both FUSE
News Best of PlayStation Network, Vol. 1 Collates Four Classics Next Month
Now that's gaming
We’ve never been a fan of compilation albums – but Sony’s impending Best of PlayStation Network, Vol. 1 is an anthology that we can get behind. The retail release – which will set you back just $39.99 – includes When Vikings Attack, Sound Shapes, Tokyo Jungle, and Fat Princess
Store Update 21st May 2013 (North America)
This week’s North American PlayStation Store update has gone Ultimate Edition mad. Sony has collated a collection of digital bundles for a range of games, including Assassin’s Creed III, Far Cry 3, and Max Payne 3. Other new arrivals include Ratchet: Deadlocked, Call of Juarez: Gunsli
Store Update 14th May 2013 (North America)
Yes, we’re late, but that doesn’t deter from the contents of this week’s North American PlayStation Store update. On the docket this week are DUST 514, Metro: Last Light, and Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery. There’s also a PS2 Classic in the guise of controversial murder ‘em up Manhunt. Let’s get down to business...
Store Update 7th May 2013 (North America)
After several strong updates, it was only a matter of time before expectations came crashing down to Earth. This week’s North American PlayStation Store update is so flat that we’re struggling to pick out a highlight. We suppose that the demo for Insomniac Games’ upcoming Fuse is interesting, right? There's certainly nothing else...
News GameStop to Cease Accepting PlayStation 2 Trades from 1st June
There's still time to get rid of your copy of The Simpsons: Hit and Run
GameStop will thump another nail into the now-defunct PlayStation 2's coffin on 1st June, as it ceases to accept trade-ins for the legendary console. Reddit user eGORapTure snapped the photograph embedded below, and Joystiq validated its authenticity with several North American...
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 not...
News North American PlayStation Plus Awakens with Sleeping Dogs
Pinball Arcade and Knytt Underground also up for grabs
After being severely stomped by its European counterpart for a number of months, SCEA has responded with a bumper PlayStation Plus offering for May. Announced during the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast, those of you that are subscribers will be able to feast on as many free pork buns...
Store Update 30th April 2013 (North America)
Sacrifice your soul
Sony’s really stepped up its game in recent weeks, with the latest North American PlayStation Store update sporting another cavalcade of noteworthy content. Newcomers include Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov’s Revenge, and Soul Sacrifice. There's also
News Zombie Tycoon 2 Stumbles onto North American PlayStation Plus
Enormous PlayStation All-Stars sale, too
Dig out your gas masks, because Frima Studio’s undead strategy title Zombie Tycoon 2: Brainhov’s Revenge represents this week’s big new addition to the Instant Game Collection. PlayStation Plus subscribers in North America will be able to download the PlayStation 3 and Vita versions of the title without...
News Tomb Raider's Price Slashed in PlayStation Network Flash Sale
Pick up Lara's latest adventure for $29.99
Square Enix has slashed the price of Tomb Raider on the PlayStation Network to $29.99. The catch? You’ve got one weekend to take advantage of the offer. According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, the game will be available at its new discounted price until 12:00PM PST on Monday afternoon.
Store Update 23rd April 2013 (North America)
This week’s PlayStation Store update is absolutely gigantic. In addition to new retail releases such as Dead Island: Riptide, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, and Star Trek, the mammoth refresh also includes downloadable shooter God Mode, cross-buy platformer Thomas Was Alone, and touch screen advent
News March NPD: BioShock Infinite Rides Skylines to the Software Summit
Tomb Raider reboot sitting pretty in second
The data moguls at North American sales-tracking group the NPD have compiled figures for the video game industry in March, crowning BioShock Infinite the best-selling title of the month. Unfortunately, the physical sales sector of the US industry shrunk by 10 per cent compared to the same period in 2012,...
Store Update 17th April 2013 (North America)
Following some minor technical mishaps, the North American PlayStation Store is now ready and raring to go. Well, it’s better late than never, huh? Notable additions include Dragon Fantasy: Book I, Mad Dog 2: The Lost Gold, and RPG Maker III. To the B
News PlayStation Network Maintenance Delays Regular Store Update
Keep twiddling those thumbs
Sony’s regular North American PlayStation Store update has been pushed back due to a bothersome period of maintenance that never seems to come to an end. The online spring clean was originally planned for 15th April, but has seriously overrun in some areas, del
News God of War: Ascension 'Significantly Underperformed' in March
Analysts stick the knife in Kratos' origin story
God of War: Ascension was a very good game, but there’s no denying that it suffered from a spot of franchise fatigue. Despite implementing multiplayer and refining some gameplay mechanics, it still offered a somewhat safe experience, and it looks like the brunt of that is set to be reflected in the...