Article Archive for April 2012
Awesomenauts is coming soon to PSN on both sides of the Atlantic, and what’s more, it’ll be free for PS Plus members: news, we’re sure, most will be delighted to hear. But we’re also pretty sure some of you will be thinking, what’s Awesomenauts?
It’s been a tricky few years for Shinji Mikami. After cementing his position in the gaming hall of fame with a masterful reinterpretation with Resident Evil 4, he’s bounced around a number of studios, working on projects that haven’t quite matched his previous high standards.
It won’t go down in history as Sony’s best-kept secret, but it’s notable nonetheless. The news is now out the bag, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is real. The announcement came via GTTV and it following months of rumours and leaks.
New Battlefield 3 expansions are preparing for battle on your PlayStation 3, beginning with Close Quarters this June. Where the Back to Karkand expansion introduced new players to old maps, Close Quarters will drop players into four new fully destructible maps with 10 new weapons to unlock. Are you prepared for some close quarters combat?
Good news. The licensed game you’ve been waiting for finally hits the store this week. Officially licensed games have achieved various levels of success over the years however few properties possess the level of pertinent cultural relevancy inherent in this title. That’s right PS3 fans, Grease Dance makes its PS Store debut at long last. You’ll be dancing like Travolta in no time.
Other highlights include Disgaea 3, Bejeweled 3 and episode one of a game based on indie-comic, The Walking Dead.
Check it out.
If you’re yet to sample the delights of a PlayStation Plus subscription, then May’s bumper update might just convince you to give it a try…
Robert Kirkman’s long-running, perpetual series makes its video game debut this week as Telltale Games issues episode one of The Walking Dead. The first of five episodes introduces players to an atypical hero in convicted criminal, Lee Everett. If you haven’t already had your fill of zombies, this might be worth a look.
Other highlights include the complete collection of Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds, a full-game download of Battlefield 3 and a trio of demos.
Have a look, won’t you?
I scared myself the other day. Before you ask, no, I didn’t look in a mirror or work out when the last time I exercised was; I counted up all the role-playing games I own that I haven’t completed yet.
The critically acclaimed Uncharted 3 is following the likes of its predecessor and receiving a Game of the Year Edition, Sony announced today. They also revealed that the franchise has shipped more than 17 million copies across all four titles. That’s a lot of Nathan Drakes!
Max Payne 3 hits US retailers on 15 May 2012 and the UK three days later. That’s only three weeks away. Whether you’ve thought about pre-ordering Max Payne 3 or not, some of these deals are tough to resist. Have you secured your pre-order yet?
EA and Crytek have unveiled the full gameplay trailer for Crysis 3 that was teased last week. Crysis veteran Prophet returns to New York City to find that it has become a vast jungle where the Ceph continue to run rampant. Armed with a new compound bow, it’s up to him to take back the city.
A Call of Duty world reveal is expected to happen on 1 May 2012 during the basketball playoffs on TNT, according to a teaser image on the official Call of Duty website.
Chances are you missed StarDrone when it slipped quietly on to the PS Store in March last year. It’s now lost somewhere in the store’s labyrinth of menus alongside other missing low-priced puzzle games.
You can easily dismiss Drone as just another twin-stick shooter in the same vein as the fine Super Stardust, if you only give it a brief superficial glance. But that’s not how it plays – not even close. Your ship doesn’t have guns; it doesn’t even have a propulsion system.
Our first glimpse of Prophet and Crysis 3 comes by way of a very short teaser trailer. Although it clocks in under 20 seconds, developer, Crytek was kind enough to include some gameplay footage.
This is what it looks like when New York City becomes a vibrant rain forest.
Starting today April 20th until May 20th the developers behind the new Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, are hosting a treasure design contest.
Sanzaru Games is asking the PlayStation community to come up with an image of a treasure you would like to see in the upcoming Sly Cooper game for PS3. Upload your pic with the name of your treasure and a brief description by following your regions link at the end of this post.
We’ve heard Sony talk about the incentives to buying a game on PS Vita and getting the PS3 version free of charge. Well, now that incentive has a name, “Cross Purchase”.
Ed Boon and Mortal Kombat fans the world over are celebrating the one-year anniversary of the release of Mortal Kombat. Yes. It’s been a year since the series returned to PlayStation.
Mortal Kombat launched on 19 April 2011 in North America and on 21 April in Europe, almost three years on from MK vs. DC. It arrived at launch sporting 28 characters on the disc, including Kratos as a PlayStation exclusive and four more as downloadable content.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 has been out since the end of March and contains substantial improvements over Tiger’s past few iterations. Most significant is the addition of the Tiger Legacy Challenge, which lets you reenact Tiger’s most memorable golfing moments.
The mode takes you through 53 challenges, spanning 41 years of Tiger’s past, present and future. You play as toddler Tiger during the Toddler Years and progress all the way up to Future Tiger in 2019.
Since it’s the newest mode, you may find yourself tackling this before grinding through the career for that illustrious green jacket. So we’ve got some tips here to help you get under par. You wouldn’t want to spoil Tiger’s rep. Would you?
Sony has unveiled God of War: Ascension as the next title in the acclaimed franchise, and it will act as a prequel to the original God of War. The game will go back to a time before Kratos became the brute we’ve always seen him as; before he was known as the legendary Ghost of Sparta or as a servant of the God Ares. Does this mean we’ll see a softer and more humane side of Kratos? Probably not.