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La-Mulana EX Preview: NES Hard on PS Vita

by David Sanchez on September 23, 2014 @ 4:39 pm

For almost a decade, La-Mulana has managed to leave its mark on more and more platforms, starting out as a free PC download and then hitting Nintendo’s WiiWare service and Steam. Now it’s being prepped for release on yet another […]

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The Wolf Among Us Finale Drops Next Week

by David Sanchez on July 5, 2014 @ 9:45 am

If you’ve been keeping up with The Wolf Among Us, you’ll be glad to know that the finale is upon us. Due out next week, Telltale Games will put out the fifth episode of  its latest endeavor for the masses […]

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Muramasa Rebirth Gettings Its Third DLC in Japan

by David Sanchez on July 5, 2014 @ 9:35 am

More DLC is coming to Muramasa Rebirth in Japan. As indicated on Marv.jp (via Destructoid), the third of four downloadable add-ons will be available for the Vita game. The DLC will arrive next week, though there’s still no word on […]

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July’s Free PS Plus Offerings Include Dead Space 3, Doki-Doki Universe, and More

by David Sanchez on July 2, 2014 @ 2:41 am

July’s going to be packed with some pretty rad free goodies for PlayStation Plus subscribers. If you’re looking for some solid titles at no charge, there’s plenty to be stoked about, as revealed on the PlayStation Blog. On this month’s […]

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PSN Will Be Down for Maintenance Monday, June 2

by David Sanchez on May 31, 2014 @ 2:58 pm

Sony announced that the PlayStation Network will be down this Monday, June 2. The service will be going through maintenance from 9:50 AM to 3:30 PM PT. Oh, come on, it’s not all that bad. I mean, think of it […]

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Free on PS Plus: Enter the Dreary, Lonely World of Limbo

by David Sanchez on May 27, 2014 @ 11:22 am

Limbo is one of the best games ever! There, now that I got my personal opinion all up in your face and out of the way, we can move on. Seriously, though, Limbo is good, and you should play it. […]

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Child of Light Brings Fairytale Fantasy to PS Vita

by David Sanchez on May 20, 2014 @ 12:37 pm

Child of Light will soon be turning the page and entering the handheld gaming world. Earlier today, Ubisoft revealed that its fairytale-themed RPG would hit the Vita on July 1. The portable version of this lovely title will feature the […]

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Free on PS Plus: Puppeteer Loses Its Head, Surge Deluxe Powers Up

by David Sanchez on May 20, 2014 @ 12:15 pm

Two freebies hit the PlayStation Network today. If you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber looking for even more games to play on your PlayStation 3 and Vita, you’ll likely be stoked about the latest offerings. The first is Puppeteer, a PlayStation […]

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Borderlands 2 Vita Gets Cross-Save Functionality

by David Sanchez on May 20, 2014 @ 10:38 am

Well, it was about time, wasn’t it? As announced by the PlayStation Twitter account, Borderlands 2 will now offer cross-save support on the PlayStation 3 and Vita, which is undoubtedly awesome news if you own both versions of the game. […]

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Fez (PSN) Review: Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

by David Sanchez on May 7, 2014 @ 10:24 am

You know, that Phil Fish is kind of a genius. When I first played Fez on Xbox Live Arcade, I didn’t really see that. Of course, that could be because I didn’t actually play all the way through. Recently, however, […]

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God of War Collection Brings Kratos’ First Two Quests for Revenge to PS Vita

by David Sanchez on May 6, 2014 @ 11:46 am

Kratos is bringing the dual blade action to the Vita as God of War Collection is available today on Sony’s handheld. The two-pack includes the first God of War and God of War II, which both launched for the PlayStation […]

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Sound Shapes Gets New Sound and Art DLC Packs

by David Sanchez on May 6, 2014 @ 11:27 am

New content launches today for Queasy Games’ music/creation/platformer experience Sound Shapes. As detailed in a PlayStation Blog post, the Brass Sound Pack and Nature Art Pack downloads give you more to play around with and are priced at 99 cents […]

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Free on PS Plus: Defend the Land in PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate HD for PS Vita

by David Sanchez on April 22, 2014 @ 10:47 am

The Vita version of Q-Games’ massively popular strategy game PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate HD is the latest free goodie for PlayStation Plus subscribers. The game puts you in the role of Tikiman the Forest Defender. It’s up to you to save […]

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Assassin’s Creed Is Ubisoft’s Best-Selling Franchise, But You Probably Already Figured

by David Sanchez on April 21, 2014 @ 9:12 am

Ubisoft’s corporate website is listing some pretty interesting numbers. Specifically, the page reveals the company’s top selling franchise. Yes, it’s Assassin’s Creed. Collectively, the series has managed to hit 73 million units — an impressive feat, no doubt. Second place […]

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Naughty Dog Art Director Nate Wells Leaves Studio to Join The Unfinished Swan Dev

by David Sanchez on April 21, 2014 @ 8:44 am

Former Naughty Dog Art Director Nate Wells has departed from the company to pursue other ventures with The Unfinished Swan developer Giant Sparrow. Wells confirmed the news on Twitter, saying that he joined the team on April 3. The art […]

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Minecraft Getting PS3 Retail Version Next Month

by David Sanchez on April 16, 2014 @ 11:26 am

The insanely popular voxel-based world builder Minecraft will soon be widely available in yet another format. Taking to the PlayStation Blog, Mojang announced that Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition will hit retail shelves beginning May 16. As expected, this version of […]

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Mercenary Kings Confirmed for PS Vita

by David Sanchez on April 11, 2014 @ 1:58 pm

In addition to working on the recently revealed Curses ‘n Chaos, developer Tribute Games is currently planning a Vita version of its shoot-and-customize title Mercenary Kings. The company confirmed the port in a statement to Destructoid. Aside from Mercenary Kings, […]

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Free on PS Plus: Stealth Inc. Caught Red-Handed

by David Sanchez on April 7, 2014 @ 10:00 am

Curve Studios’ Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark will be the next game for PlayStation Plus subscribers to snag absolutely free of charge. The stealth-themed puzzle-platformer launched this past summer as part of Sony’s Play 2013 promotion. Stealth Inc. […]

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Aztez Bringing Brawling and Strategy Together on Xbox One, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U and PC

by David Sanchez on March 18, 2014 @ 10:56 am

The two-man studio at Team Colorblind is currently toiling away on a brand new game for (inhale) the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Vita, Wii U, PC, Mac, and Linux (exhale). Titled Aztez, the game features a combination of fast-paced beat […]

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Free on PS Plus: Thomas Was Alone Invites You to Be Its Friend (Also, Unit 13)

by David Sanchez on March 18, 2014 @ 10:36 am

If you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you can now download two more free games. The first is the critically acclaimed friendship-themed puzzle-platformer Thomas Was Alone. You play as the titular Thomas, a lone rectangle who finds himself completely devoid of […]

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Indie Horror Story Home Heading to PS4, PS Vita, Possibly with New Content

by David Sanchez on March 18, 2014 @ 10:31 am

Developer Benjamin Rivers’ pixelated psychological horror experience Home will soon be making its way to the PlayStation 4 and Vita. The announcement was made yesterday on the PlayStation Blog by Rivers. The upcoming PlayStation Network version of Home will feature […]

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PS Plus Freebie: Lone Survivor Invites You Into the Darkness

by David Sanchez on March 11, 2014 @ 4:16 pm

Today’s free game for PlayStation Plus subscribers is none other than the pixelated survival horror experience Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut from developer Jasper Byrne. Lone Survivor puts you in the middle of a haunted urban wasteland, forcing you to […]

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Galak-Z to Blast Its Way Through Space on PS Vita

by David Sanchez on March 10, 2014 @ 10:02 am

Having previously been confirmed for the PlayStation 4 and PC, space shooter Galak-Z will now also make its way to the Vita. Developer 17-Bit made the official announcement on the PlayStation Blog. The studio expressed its adulation of both Spelunky […]

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Uncharted Writer Amy Hennig Reportedly ‘Forced’ to Leave Naughty Dog

by David Sanchez on March 5, 2014 @ 9:20 am

After having just celebrated her 10-year anniversary with Naughty Dog, writer Amy Hennig has left the company. Sources close to IGN claim that she was “forced out” by The Last of Us directors Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley. Hennig previously […]

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PSN Spring Fever 2014 Sale Cuts Prices on Awesomenauts, Fez, and More

by David Sanchez on March 4, 2014 @ 9:50 pm

Earlier today, Sony kicked off its Spring Fever 2014 sale, in the process offering up rad discounts on new and upcoming titles. If you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber with a keen interest in a number of indie games, be sure […]

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Luftrausers PS3, PS Vita, PC Launch Date Announced, Mac and Linux Added

by David Sanchez on March 3, 2014 @ 12:07 pm

Publisher Devolver Digital took to Twitter earlier today to announce that the upcoming arcade shooter Luftrausers would hit the PlayStation 3, Vita, PC, Mac, and Linux simultaneously. Developed by Vlambeer, Luftrausers sports a slick, stylish look and crazy shooting action. […]

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Fez Twists and Turns PS4, PS3, PS Vita Later This Month

by David Sanchez on March 3, 2014 @ 11:24 am

Phil Fish’s wonderful brainchild Fez will soon make its debut on the PlayStation Network. In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Polytron Producer Marie-Christine Bourdua announced that the charming puzzle-platformer will arrive on March 25. Having originally launched on Xbox […]

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Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition, Tomb Raider Are March’s PS Plus Freebies

by David Sanchez on February 28, 2014 @ 9:24 am

March is just a day away, and Sony has released the list of free titles on hand for PlayStation Plus subscribers. At the top of that list is Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition, which was outed on the Hong Kong PlayStation […]

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The Swapper to Multiply on PS4, PS3, PS Vita

by David Sanchez on February 27, 2014 @ 10:54 am

The critically acclaimed puzzle-platformer The Swapper will soon be moving on from its PC exclusivity. According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, the game will hit the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita in May. Gameplay in The Swapper […]

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Report from Hong Kong: PS4 Getting Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition

by David Sanchez on February 26, 2014 @ 11:32 am

Developer Housemarque is porting its hit twin-stick zombie shoot ‘em up Dead Nation to the PlayStation 4. The report first surfaced in a post on the Hong Kong PlayStation Blog. Dubbed Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition, the game will land on […]

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Persona 5 Coming to North America in 2015, Plus a Bunch of Other Persona Series News

by David Sanchez on February 26, 2014 @ 6:55 am

After previously being teased for a 2014 launch in Japan, it looks like Persona 5 has now officially been confirmed for a North American release on the PlayStation 3. Sadly, that’s all we know for now, but hey, we’ll take […]

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PSN Back to 2013 Sale Kicks Off: Diablo III, Walking Dead, Rayman, and More

by David Sanchez on February 25, 2014 @ 8:44 pm

As if the Vita’s two-year anniversary sale wasn’t already quite awesome, Sony has decided to commemorate 2013 in a big way. The Back to 2013 Sale has officially started, and you can snag a number of hit titles for relatively […]

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Papers, Please Dev Would Like to Do a PS Vita Version, Not Sure How to Approach It

by David Sanchez on February 25, 2014 @ 8:31 pm

Papers, Please creator Lucas Pope has expressed interest in releasing a Vita port of his riveting, artful title. Speaking to VG247, Pope stated that he’s torn between developing the port himself and having the project handled by another developer. Thus […]

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PS Vita Two-Year Anniversary Sale: Hotline Miami, Flower, Proteus, and More

by David Sanchez on February 25, 2014 @ 7:34 pm

It’s crazy to think about how far the Vita’s come in the last two years. Sony’s handhled went from being a platform people constantly complained about on account of its lack of software to something they love taking on the […]

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Still No Word on BioShock for PS Vita

by David Sanchez on February 23, 2014 @ 6:43 pm

Back in 2011, Irrational Games’ Ken Levine revealed that BioShock was being rebuilt to launch on the Vita. The news was quite exciting for Vita owners at the time, but it should come as no surprise that folks have been […]

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Freeware Shmup Futuridium Getting New Life on PS Vita

by David Sanchez on February 19, 2014 @ 7:42 pm

If you dig brightly colored, fast-paced rail shooters and happen to own a Vita, you may be glad to know that Futuridium EP Deluxe is headed to Sony’s handheld platform. As detailed on the PlayStation Blog, the game drops you […]

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Sega Details Plans Following Atlus Acquisition

by David Sanchez on February 19, 2014 @ 7:07 pm

Sega has been pretty quiet about its plans surrounding Atlus parent company Index Corporation. In a recent press release (translated by Gematsu), the company finally revealed what appear to be major long-term plans regarding the buyout. First, Index Corporation as […]

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Sly Cooper and God of War Collections Head to Vita

by David Sanchez on February 11, 2014 @ 10:58 am

Two compilations are making their way from the PlayStation 3 to the Vita this May. The first is God of War Collection, which includes both the Play Station 2 instant hit God of War and its follow-up God of War […]

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Dustforce [Insert Broom Joke Here] Out Now on XBLA, PSN

by David Sanchez on February 5, 2014 @ 9:15 pm

I was originally going to make a sweeping joke about Dustforce in the headline of this piece, but I decided against it. Why? Because, well, all the good, witty headlines were taken. Moving on! Yesterday Capcom and developer Hitbox team […]

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Vita RPG Mind Zero Getting Localized for North America, Europe

by David Sanchez on February 5, 2014 @ 8:23 pm

Need a little more Persona in your life? Well, Mind Zero isn’t exactly a Persona game, though it certainly shares some characteristics with Atlus’ beloved franchise. And hey, Aksys Games has announced that it’s getting localized for the North American […]