Article Archive for March 2012
Journey makes it second and more importantly PSN-wide debut this week. In other news, the cell-shaded side-scroller Shoot Many Robots gets a release along with FIFA Street.
Other highlights include a full game download of BioShock 2 and a host of new discounts for those of us who are a little strapped for cash at the moment.
Have a look, won’t you?
If you loved the Ratchet and Clank games on the PS3 as much as we did, then you’ll love the fact that the original games are coming to your PS3 on May 16th.
The recently reviewed Journey makes its PSN-wide debut this week. thatgamecompany’s latest has garnered much critical praise including our own. If you enjoyed the development studio’s previous games flOw and Flower you’ll want to pick this one up.
Other highlight include a full game download of BioShock 2, Shoot Many Robots and a pair of Vita titles.
Have a look.
If you’re anything like us, then you’re probably itching for more details about BioShock Infinite.
Well wait no longer, and feast your eyes on a new video, which showcases the Handyman from the original trailer.
Journey is the latest creation by thatgamecompany, the talented team behind PSN classics flOw and Flower. The studio’s previous titles are well known for their distinctive art styles, simple gameplay and ambiguous nature, and Journey successfully continues with this legacy.
Journey, the third download-only PSN title from flOw and Flower dev thatgamecompany, goes live today for all on the European PlayStation Store and you should get it.
PS Plus users have been enjoying it for the past week and the feedback has been astonishing.
Capcom today announced Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection, a downloadable bundle featuring remastered versions of the Wii titles Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles.
Hyperdimension Neptunia wasn’t the breakout game NIS America was hoping for and flew under the radar of most gamers, and for good reason too. Gameplay was rough and despite its comical storyline there wasn’t much depth to the game.
Nearly a year later, the franchise returns with Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2. Continuing from exactly where the previous game left off, can mk2 fix everything that went wrong with the original?
SSX – three letters that take us back to a time when we had butterflies in our collective stomachs as we un-boxed our shiny new PlayStation 2 consoles.
When the PS3 launched, most people expected to see an SSX title almost straight away, but it didn’t transpire. Now, twelve years after the original release and with memories of Merqury City, Tokyo Megaplex and Untracked still fresh in our minds, does the SSX reboot carve out an exciting new course, or fall disappointingly into the powder?
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend on the PS Vita is potentially a strong launch title for Sony’s new handheld, but are the eccentricities and complexities of the BlazBlue universe a little too much to handle for those not versed in the series?
Read on to find out if this is the beat-em-up for your portable gaming needs…
If you were a fan of platformer games on the PlayStation 2, then you’ll likely have played at least one of the Jak and Daxter games. The franchise is widely regarded as one of the best and most loved on Sony’s second home console, and now the original three games have been remastered in HD and released on a single Blu-Ray disc; but does the series still impress on PS3?
Whether you call it football, soccer or fútbol there’s no denying it’s place as the most popular game on Earth. Americans have their baseball and Australians their rugby but neither can touch the vastness of The World’s Game.
With that in mind Swedish developer Pixel Tales brings Quizball Goal to the PSN. Does the mixture of arcade sensibilities and trivia make for a good outing on the pitch?
Heavy Hitters is a new series of videos that showcase the many enemies protagonist Booker DeWitt will encounter in the city of Columbia. In the first video, creative director Ken Levine, art director Nate Wells and lead artist Shawn Robertson introduce us to the Motorized Patriot, a “clockwork terminator” that will just keep coming at you no matter what.
At long last Trine 2 has made its way to the European PlayStation Stores. Those who have awaited the sequel’s release, patiently or otherwise, are justly rewarded for their endurance with eye-opening discounts on the title from the get go. PlayStation Plus members even get the game for free.
Other Highlights include 4 free PS+ games, Mass Effect 3 and Unit 13 for Vita owners.
Find something and download it.
“The hearts and lungs tear, livers burst, bones and teeth shatter and entrails fall out.” That’s not your average night out in Blackpool. it’s the beautiful image Sniper Elite V2’s X-Ray kill-cam will offer as your bullet enters your target’s unsuspecting body at a poignantly slow speed. Lovely.
Haven’t you heard? Mass Effect 3 has officially gone live (look for our official review coming soon). If you fancy downloading the fight for Earth to your hard drive make sure you have at least the requisite 14 GB of free space. Remember readers, a watched download never finishes so you may want to start it right before you turn in for the night.
Other highlights this week include early access to Journey for PS+ members and four new Vita games.
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Rebooting an old but dated classic is a thankless task. How do you keep the old fans happy while making it relevant for today’s audience? Is it even worth the effort? Starbreeze Studios certainly thinks so.
Their approach to reviving Syndicate has been to ditch pretty much everything. Gone, unsurprisingly, is the isometric tactical shooter gameplay in favour of a trendy first-person shooter style. This has more in common with Modern Warfare than the 1993 original Amiga/PC version.
Plants vs. Zombies has graces almost every known platform available including Sony’s latest handheld, the PlayStation Vita. The premise of the game is simple; take control of different types of vegetation and defend your house from waves of invading zombies. Does the Vita manage to inject a second life into this undead title or are people simply going through the same brain dead motions once again?
Say goodbye to the Renaissance and hello to the Revolution.
The setting of the next Assassin’s Creed game has been revealed along with the game’s first trailer and batch of screenshots. Here’s what we know about the game including some insight from the development team’s Creative Director.