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  • GamesCom 2013 Helldivers Swoops onto PS4, PS3, and Vita Next Year

    Your freedom is threatened

    As hinted at earlier in the month, Helldivers is a brand new first-party project headed to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita in 2014. The title – a collaboration between Arrowhead Studios and Sony’s own Foster City outfit – is a top-down shooter set in a “satirical and dystopian future”. Well, that...

  • GamesCom 2013 Sony Reveals Free-to-Play Creation Tool LittleBigPlanet Hub

    Cheap as chips

    Sony has announced a brand new, free-to-play creation tool from the universe of LittleBigPlanet. LittleBigPlanet Hub allows players to create their own game levels, kit out their Sack-things with new costumes, and share their gaming experiences with friends. While crafting your own stages and browsing through players' creations...

  • GamesCom 2013 Velocity 2X Steps Out of the Ship on PS4 and Vita

    Show thumb respect

    Velocity Ultra already flirts with perfection on the PlayStation Vita, but Brighton-based developer FuturLab is hoping to take things to the next level with Velocity 2X on the PlayStation 4 and Vita. Announced mere moments ago during Sony’s big GamesCom press conference, the sequel promises plenty more o

  • News Thomas Was Alone Has Made Over 700,000 New Friends

    Look who's popular now

    Mike Bithell may be pumping up the, er, Volume on his second major project as we type, but that’s not stopped Thomas Was Alone from finding ample company across multiple platforms. Speaking on the Joystiq podcast, the indie rockstar revealed that the rectangular platformer has sold over 700,000 copies across PC, Mac, Linux,...

  • News So, Sony's Still Not Done with That Whole Indie Thing

    More savings than you can shake a Move controller at

    As the sun sets on one PlayStation Network promotion, the moon is rising on another. Just a week after the conclusion of the PlayStation Play initiative, the platform holder has announced PS Vita Summer Select – a month long celebration of delicious indie gaming goodness. Best of all, it means...

  • News The Walking Dead Survives All Over Again on PlayStation Vita

    Dead rising

    GamesCom hasn’t even started properly yet, but the action's already underway. Telltale’s kicked off the excitement by confirming that its brilliant The Walking Dead episodic series is set to cause some serious moral quandaries on the PlayStation Vita tomorrow in North America. Could this week possibly get any better? “This...

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    Review Open Me

    Box clever

    There's finally a reason to dust off those augmented reality cards that came with your PlayStation Vita. While there have been an abundance of titles that support the laminated rectangles, Open Me's brain teasers really make digging them out a worthwhile endeavour. This is a fun, engaging, and quirky puzzle game that forces you to, ahem,...

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    Review Do Not Fall

    Free fallin'

    Abiding to the rules of the title proves to be a bit of a challenge in Do Not Fall, but it's a task worth trying. Despite some minor repetition niggles, this puzzle platformer is a lot of fun – even if it does flirt ever so slightly with the bonkers side. The premise harks back to the days of yore, where video games possessed a...

  • News Konami Reflecting Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD onto PS3

    Sink your teeth into Nintendo 3DS adventure at last

    If you’ve been sulking like a Twilight star over Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate’s exclusivity on the Nintendo 3DS, you may be tempted to flash your pointed teeth at the news that an upgraded version of the handheld title is heading to the PlayStation Network. The port – which...

  • News Child of Light Is a 'Playable Poem' Inspired by the 'Squaresoft Spirit'

    Solid pitch

    GamesCom is not quite underway just yet, but that’s not stopped French publisher Ubisoft from popping the champagne prematurely. The company has announced Child of Light, a downloadable fairytale developed by Far Cry 3’s creative director Patrick Plourde. The title – which is employing the same technology as Rayman Origins – is...

  • News Contrast's Latest Trailer Will Make You Tap Your Toes

    Gimme that swing

    Sometimes all that’s needed to sell a game is a great soundtrack, a compelling art style, and a unique premise. Compulsion Games’ upcoming glamour-in-the-gloom platformer Contrast has all three in abundance, propelling the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 title to the top of our wishlist. For those out of the loop, the release...

  • Store Update 14th August 2013 (Europe)


    Scrooge McDuck will be investing all of his riches into the European PlayStation Store this week, as there’s plenty for the DuckTales: Remastered protagonist to get his beak into. In addition to the aforementioned WayForward remake, Fruit Ninja, Payday 2, and Open Me are all vying for your funds. Shall we get started? Pre-Order:

  • 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 Sony's Secret to Indie Success: Don't Be a Jerk

    Wise words

    Sony has the indie development community eating out of its hand like a hedgehog hovering over a plateful of mealworms. The platform holder has turned its third-party relations around, assembling a dream team of taste-makers who have become the focal point of the brand. And during that transition, the company has learned some important...

  • Rumour Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition Chewing Gum on Vita

    Come get some

    Gaming’s least popular alpha male could be bringing his specific brand of chauvinism to the PlayStation Vita soon, as it looks like Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition is in production for the handheld. Devolver Digital – the publisher behind the recent re-release – Tweeted the embedded image earlier today, alongside the message:...

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    Review Die! Die! Die!

    Battles of the body

    As you may suspect from the awkwardly dubbed Die! Die! Die!, your primary objective in this PlayStation Vita release is to kill everything that you come into contact with. However, what the name doesn't convey is that this isn't exactly an avenue for yet another murderous rampage. As it turns out, this is a Missile...

  • News Sony Opens Zany Augmented Reality Game on PlayStation Vita

    Don't be square

    Open Me, Sony’s wacky augmented reality co-operative puzzle game, is set to think outside of the box on the PlayStation Vita this week. Just like Fruit Ninja, the title was listed as part of the PlayStation Blog’s weekly release schedule, confirming a North American launch. There’s no word on a European date just yet, but we...

  • News Fruit Ninja Slices and Dices PlayStation Vita This Week

    Still got a-peel?

    Halfbrick’s iconic touchscreen arcade favourite will chop up a mouth watering pudding on the PlayStation Vita this week, as Fruit Ninja is finally set to launch on Sony’s flagship portable. A handful of leaked microtransactions teased the release in Europe earlier this year, but it’s now been included as part of the PlaySta

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    Review Spartacus Legends

    Are you not entertained?

    Ubisoft’s first foray into the free-to-play market on consoles arrives in the form of Spartacus Legends, a one-on-one fighter that pits upgradable gladiators against each other both online and offline. It’s an historical premise that slots wonderfully into the genre, but does its freemium nature take away from the...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Expansion Ushers the Apocalypse

    No sign of Ben Affleck, though

    Treyarch’s infectiously enthusiastic David Vonderhaar is back to provide a run-through of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’s final DLC pack, Apocalypse. The add-on – which is due out this month on the Xbox 360, and later on the PlayStation 3 – includes four fresh maps and a brand new zombie co-op experience. The new...

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    Review BreakQuest: Extra Evolution

    Another brick in the wall

    The humble block breaker has been stuck in a rut ever since Arkanoid introduced weapons and allowed you to shoot down bricks with Moonraker-esque submachine guns. BreakQuest: Extra Evolution, an enhanced PlayStation Vita port of last year’s well-received PlayStation Mini, aims to smash that sorry spate of stagnation by...

  • News Crash Bandicoot Spins Past 500,000 Downloads in Europe

    Naughty Gods

    Releasing old games like Crash Bandicoot on the PlayStation Network makes more sense than peanut butter and jelly, as evidenced by the fact that the PSone Classic has now surpassed 500,000 downloads in Europe. Sony confirmed the tidbit as part of its monthly digital sales charts, where the Naughty Dog hit held onto its place atop the...

  • News KickBeat Dances to PS3 and Vita's Tune in September

    Shake, rattle, and roll

    It’s been a while since we heard, well, anything about Zen Studios’ music-meets-martial-arts PlayStation Vita rhythm action game, KickBeat – and that’s because the company’s been busy beavering away on a PlayStation 3 port. The title will now deploy on both of Sony’s flagship systems on 3rd September in North...

  • 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

  • Store Update 6th August 2013 (North America)

    Royal flush

    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 Sound Shapes, We're Gonna Party Like It's Your Birthday

    We're gonna sip Bacardi like it's your birthday

    If you happened to spot a small circle being sick In Da Club last night, then you likely bumped into Sound Shapes’ first birthday celebration. The game is exactly a year old in North America today, and while it may have acknowledged that fact with a few too many shandies overnight, it’s planning...

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    Review Tekken Revolution

    King of free-to-play fighters

    The video game industry is changing faster than a Tekken character’s costume. The digital era has ushered a flurry of new distribution models for publishers to exploit, and that’s left major firms like Namco Bandai juggling dozens of ideas in the hope of happening upon a critical hit. Tekken Revolution, one of the...

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    Review Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational

    Fairway to heaven

    You’d need a heart more barren than a bothersome bunker to dislike Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (or Everybody’s Golf, as it’s known in Europe). Originally putted onto the PlayStation Vita, this PlayStation 3 port of the sugary sporting sim is every bit as sweet as its portable predecessor. Boasting a bevy of colourful...

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    Review Narco Terror

    Don't do drugs

    Narco Terror is a cheesy 1980s action movie squeezed into a pseudo-isometric twin stick shooter, full to the brim with stupid one-liners, massive explosions, and drug peddlers with machetes. It’s a game that’s based on simply having dumb fun – but how long does it take for the novelty to wear off? As you may probably guess, the...

  • News Lose Yourself in the Cold, Harsh Downpour of Rain

    Thunder only happens when it's raining

    Ever since we infiltrated the tanker in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, we’ve loved it when it rains in games. Be it a sudden sprinkling in Hot Shots Golf, or a torrential downpour in MotorStorm: Apocalypse, few atmospheric events can send a shiver down your spine better than a good tropical storm...

  • News Rainbow Skies Will Brighten Up PS3 and Vita in 2014


    If you thought that last year's loot-filled, massive RPG Rainbow Moon took up far too much of your free time, then you may want to sit down before reading all about the game's indirect sequel, Rainbow Skies. Developer SideQuest Studios is looking to bring the franchise's second instalment to the PlayStation 3 and Vita at some point in 2014,...

  • 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

  • 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...

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    Review Cloudberry Kingdom

    Hop, skip, and jetpack

    Cloudberry Kingdom sounds a bit like one of those free-to-play cutesy-looking titles that you’d usually find on Facebook – probably having something to do with trading fruit to friends while maintaining a happy little kingdom full of poorly illustrated, smiling animals. Thankfully, hidden under the game’s somewhat...

  • DLC Review Feeling the Heat of El Diablo's Domain in Guacamelee!

    Deliciously painful

    So, you've conquered the great evil. You've bested the best of the best demonic fighters, and defeated all of the gruelling physical trials that the big, bad boss managed to throw at you. Well, it's time to put down that afternoon tequila, slip into your wrestling pants, dust off your magical mask, and jump into the ultimate...

  • First Impressions Stepping into the Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

    Use your illusion

    Disney has been investing a significant amount of effort in recent years to put the quality back into its video game franchises and reach out to more adult gamers. With the Epic Mickey series adopting a somewhat darker tone, and the forthcoming classic remake of DuckTales: Remastered, it’s obvious that the media giant has been...

  • News Unleash Your Inner Masochist with This Cloudberry Kingdom Trailer

    Time Bob

    Releasing on 30th July in North America (and a day later in Europe), Cloudberry Kingdom is an insanely fast-paced platformer that's sure to reduce even the most experienced of players to tears with its relentless brutality. Take a gander at the newest trailer below and you'll see that we're not joking. But it's not all doom and gloom –...

  • Store Update 23rd July 2013 (North America)

    Nice shot

    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 Atomic Ninjas Battle on PS3 and Vita Later This Year

    Shinobi in space

    Few things are cooler than ninjas, but Atomic Ninjas rank among them. While we’ll never get the opportunity to practice our Ninjutsu poses in space, at least the fine folks at Grip Games are giving us the next best thing. The studio’s upcoming PlayStation 3 and Vita brawler – a tantalising marriage between Crash Commando and...

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    Review Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark

    Out of sight

    Fresh from a successful period on the PC – with a name too crude to be published here – Curve Studios has transposed its undercover espionage excursion to the PlayStation 3 and Vita. However, while its title may be slightly less colourful, Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark retains the assets that made its computer counterpart great:...

  • News SoulCalibur II HD Online Picks a Fight with PlayStation 3

    Two souls, fiercely entangled

    SoulCalibur II HD Online, an enhanced re-release of the brawler that single-handedly consumed our school days, is set to enter the ring on the PlayStation 3 this fall. As the name hints, the high-definition upgrade of the PlayStation 2 classic will regale its eternal tale with online multiplayer in tow. Console...

  • 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 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 Sony Drops Data Loss Appeal, Will Have to Pay £250k Fine

    Chunk of change

    Remember when the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK fined Sony a whopping £250,000 for the PlayStation Network hack in 2011? At the time, the platform holder said that it planned to fight the charges – but it’s since dropped the case, meaning that the firm will be forced to cough up the extortionate sum. "After...

  • 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 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 Thomas Was Alone Found More Friends Through PS Plus

    Keeping company

    Thomas Was Alone, but now he’s the talk of the town – and according to indie developer Mike Bithell, Sony’s excellent PlayStation Plus initiative is partly responsible for the forlorn rectangle's new-found fame. Chatting with Joystiq, the creator explained that the uptake has been “ridiculous” and “amazing” through...

  • News PS4 Will Make Playing Your Digital Titles Anywhere a Lot Easier

    Every little helps

    PlayStation 4 isn’t reinventing the wheel with regards to digital downloads, but it is going to make it a lot easier for you to play your PlayStation Network games on different systems. Chatting with Official PlayStation Magazine at the Develop conference in Brighton, Sony research and development boffin Neil Brown explained...

  • Store Update 9th July 2013 (North America)

    Alphabetical animals

    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...

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    Review Strength of the Sword 3

    One knight stand

    The ambitious creation of the talented twosome at Ivent Games, Strength of the Sword 3 isn’t actually the third in a series, but rather a standalone title. Peculiar naming tactics aside, it does do a lot to impress despite its developer's diminutive size. As is often the way with budget fantasy titles, a hellish army is marching...