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Normally as consumers our only vehicle with which to voice our opinions with any sort of weight is with our dollars. How can Activision charge $15 for a pack of broken maps? Because it was downloaded about 2.5 million times in the first week.
This week however we get the chance to actually vote for our favorite games featured on PSN in the last year. Winners will be determined in the following categories: exclusives, PS3 games, PSP games, and minis. Said winners will then go on sale following the March 1 deadline (although if you bought it, loved it, and then voted for it what good would a sale be?). Make sure you get to the store and cast your vote.
Well folks there are again more minis to be had this week as the February Mega minis Sale rolls on. A brand new slate of minis has burst onto the scene replacing the tired, old slate from last week.
Minis aside the highlight of the update has to be the Killzone 3 single player demo. A game that looks promising enough to be one of the system’s landmark titles this year. All that stands between you and shooting Helghast are 1522MB.
There is more to be had here so get in and start downloading.
It’s update time PlayStation fans. This week we’ve got yet another PlayStation Plus update and there is plenty to be had for those of us yet to subscribe to the premium service.
Highlights this week include a Yakuza 4 demo and a flashback to the wild and crazy 80’s when skateboarding nobodies were able to travel through time with eccentric kook scientists in an appalling car. You may notice that the normal GuitarHero update is missing and it will continue its hiatus into the foreseeable future.
Crack open this week’s gift box and see if there’s anything for you.
If you haven’t done so already the PS Store is determined to save you some coin with the continuance of the Mega minis Sale. Although one could make the case that purchasing BREAKQUEST at any price is counterproductive.
Those of us not into the minis can look forward to a trial and unlock for the critically acclaimed Plants vs. Zombies and the release of Explodemon! and Tim Schafer’s Stacked. Other than that it looks like we have somewhat of a dry week and Vicheous’s craving for The UnderGarden will unfortunately continue on to next week. But who knows you maybe you didn’t even know you wanted a Tron avatar. Have a look and see.
It’s safe to say that this is a pretty nice time to be a PlayStation Plus subscriber. Last week’s PS Store update gave said subscribers three games for free. For an encore PS+ gamers are granted free access to Tim Schafer’s Stacking (this not that) , an innovative new downloadable title that has players jumping in and out of a multitude of uniquely powered dolls.
If you’re still on the fence with PS+ there’s no need to fret because we’ve got a couple of great games making their debut on the store. If you are the one person that has yet to play Plants vs. Zombies then this is your week to get on board. In the end this is a good week to own a PS3 so let’s get into it.
This week on the European store minis are brought to the forefront via the February mega minis sale. We’ve got 20 minis that have been discounted plus two all new minis.
Also get yourself in on the Killzone 3 multiplayer open beta and check out the trial and unlock of Tetris because believe it or not the game shaped up to be worth a go given the implementation of online leaderboards and multiplayer. If new fangled games aren’t quite your bag take a trip to the past with Crash Bandicoot 2 and enjoy the polygonal visuals or get back to your arcade roots with X-Men Arcade.
DrinkBox Studios is an independent Toronto-based game developer that was founded in April 2008, following the closure of Pseudo Interactive. The company offers various professional game development and consulting services, and has recently released its first ever original title.
Tales from Space: About a Blob came out yesterday in North America, and is available exclusively on the PlayStation Network. In our review, we described it as ‘a great first title from this promising indie developer’, and we thoroughly recommend you download the demo the next opportunity you get (after you’ve read this interview, of course).
Chris Harvey, lead programmer and CTO at DrinkBox, was kind enough to take some time out to talk to PS3 Attitude about the developer’s first release.
This week on the PlayStation Store Ps3 owners once again get access to a bevy of new content and those of us that saw fit to subscribe to PlayStation Plus are being granted three games for the unbeatable price of free.
Some of the highlights of the week include Bionic Commnado: Rearmed 2 (the sequel to the downloadable remake) which looks like it plays similarly to the previous outing and Assassin’s Creed II Deluxe Edition which is comprised of the full game plus all available downloadable content. Don’t forget we have got a review up for Tales from Space: About a Blob and a rather interesting interview regarding The UnderGarden.
Perhaps their isn’t a great new game to be had this week on the PlayStation Store but we do have access to a host of discounts on previously released downloads.
Some of the gems of this week’s harvest include Red Faction: Guerrilla and Mega Man 9 & 10.
Do any of these markdowns warrant your money?
This week the PlayStation store features a sale on a batch of games that may have gotten lost in the shuffle. If you have yet to pick up a game like Comet Crash (what is wrong with you?) then this is your week.
Take a gander inside. Is this the week that the game you’ve been waiting to buy gets a discount?
All in all, we’ve got a much more appealing update to look forward to today, with the releases of Spare Parts, Modern Combat: Domination, Costume Quest on Ice, and a massive seven minis.
There’s also lots to get excited about in terms of DLC, including a batch of Mass Effect 2 add-ons, the second free update for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, and (yes, Vicheous!) new content for R.U.S.E..
That leaves the usual episode of FirstPlay, some dynamic themes, and a few videos (including Crysis 2 and Dead Space 2), so there should hopefully be something for everyone.
Anyway, what will you be downloading today?
Mass Effect 2 may headline the releases this week but there is quite a bit of additional content hitting the store. PlayStation Plus members are getting their bi-weekly update to go along with a myriad of other downloads for all of us to enjoy.
There’s plenty to be had here people so let’s get to it.
For some reason FirstPlay have reviewed some of the most disappointing games of last year, with verdicts on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, and Tony Hawk: Shred. Thankfully, much more satisfactory are the PSN reviews of Funky Lab Rat and Pac-Man Championship Edition DX.
There’s also footage of the first hour of Dead Space 2, a guide to tuning in Gran Turismo 5, an online review of Call of Duty: Black Ops, an introduction to MUBI, and screenshot galleries of Dungeon Siege III and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine.
As far as updates for the Playstation Store go this one falls somewhere in the range of forgettable and unnoticed.
There’s not much to be had in this weeks treasure trove of offerings. Hopefully this is just the calm before the storm. Those still going at it hard with Super Street Fighter IV will find a new costume pack available for a handful of fighters worth your while. Outside of that and the usual Rock Band and Guitar Hero updates there really isn’t much to get excited about.
Nevertheless we have poured through the list so that you can unearth any potential gems that may be to your liking. Happy hunting.
To tell the truth, it’s another pretty lacklustre update this week, but it’s just about saved by the minis release of the awesomely addictive puzzler, Angry Birds.
Other content that might be worth a look includes the PSone classic Tomb Raider: Chronicles, the Linkin Park track pack for Rock Band, and it’s also nice to see the DC Universe Online subscriptions (even if they are outrageously priced).
However, the good news is that we’re promised a big January sale later this month (similar to the festive sale a few weeks ago), which should have everyone ‘very happy’.
We’re also told that ‘six highly-requested Sony published PSone titles’ will be coming to the Store soon (we’re just hoping for the three original Spyro games, which still haven’t been released on the European Store), so get speculating now.
So, does anything interest you today?
FirstPlay wish us all a Happy New Year with a feature on OPM readers’ Game of the Year 2010, and a look ahead at the biggest games of 2011. There are also reviews of Castle Crashers and Dead Nation, and previews of Bulletstorm and Final Fantasy XIV.
You’ll also find out what the Best Way to Spend £50 on PSN is, a Blu-Ray review of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and screenshot galleries of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, Fight Night Champion, L.A. Noire and Mindjack, as well as a couple more free avatars.
Evidently SCEE thinks that the PS Store update two weeks ago had enough content, as this week’s update is a bit of a subdued affair. That said, you may still find something you’re after.
There are a few titles coming to the Store today, including the award-winning adventure game Dream Chronicles and a PSN release of the awesome role-playing shooter Borderlands.
There’s also a few demos (Kung-Fu LIVE, MicroBot and TV Superstars), a couple of new minis, UNO for the ridiculously low price of 79p, and the usual downloadable content, themes, and videos.
So, anything for you this week?
FirstPlay has gone all festive this week, with a whole host of holiday-themed content, including a review of the year, a round-up of the best Christmas films, and even some free gifts in the form of a dynamic theme celebrating OPM reaching fifty issues and a couple of free avatars.
However, if you’re one of those people that hate Christmas specials, then there’s plenty of content for you too, including reviews of Tron: Evolution and the Prince of Persia Trilogy, screenshot galleries of Brink and Mass Effect 2, plus much more.
Traditionally, the PS Store update before Christmas is always chock-full of great content, but this year SCEE have truly outdone themselves, with what is without a doubt the best update ever!
Firstly, later today will see the releases of a number of highly anticipated PSN titles, including Eat Them!, echochrome ii, Magic: The Gathering, Tetris, and the first batch of NEOGEO Station games.
There’s also a ridiculous amount of trials and demos, the stand-outs of which are what will no doubt be three of 2011’s biggest games: Dead Space 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, and Mass Effect 2.
You’ll also find a massive amount of downloadable content, notably the Vietnam expansion for Battlefield: Bad Company 2, as well as add-ons for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, R.U.S.E., and The Sims 3.
Furthermore, there’s the biggest sale the European Store has ever seen, with far too much content to list here, but some of our picks are Joe Danger, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, and PixelJunk Shooter. Be sure to check out the huge list of deals on the Store.
But that’s not all! From today, PlayStation Plus subscribers can also download (for free) the minis title, A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks, and the NEOGEO game, Samurai Shodown. There’s also further discounts on other NEOGEO titles, and more.