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 […]


Free on PS Plus: Don the Ol’ Mouse Ears in Castle of Illusion

by David Sanchez on April 16, 2014 @ 11:07 am

This week’s free game for PlayStation Plus subscribers is none other than Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. I know, I know: Mickey games haven’t really been all that great over the past few years. Thankfully, Castle of Illusion has […]


Watch Dogs Season Pass Detailed, Add-On Campaign Coming Post-Launch

by David Sanchez on April 11, 2014 @ 1:36 pm

Upcoming spy-and-hack title Watch Dogs is set to receive the season pass treatment when it launches next month. The listing for the downloadable pass is now up for pre-order on GameStop (Thanks, Joystiq!), where you can purchase it for $19.99. […]


Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Goes Back a Few Years to Shoot and Loot … on the Moon!

by David Sanchez on April 11, 2014 @ 11:17 am

Earlier this week, 2K Games announced that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel would be coming to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC this fall. For fans of the series, that means yet another round of shooting and looting tomfoolery. The game […]


The Evil Within PAX East Trailer Is Terrifyingly Surreal

by David Sanchez on April 11, 2014 @ 9:37 am

The upcoming Bethesda-published survival horror game from Shinji Mikami and developer Tango Gameworks recently got a new trailer in time for PAX East. As expected, it’s quite horrific and super creepy. More than anything, though, it’s incredibly surreal. The whole […]


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. […]


The Last of Us PS4 Confirmed by Sony Eurasia, Denied by SCEE

by David Sanchez on March 27, 2014 @ 4:02 pm

It’s no secret that PlayStation 4 owners have been clamoring for The Last of Us. Having found major success on the PlayStation 3, Naughty Dog’s latest award-winning endeavor has garnered a massive fan base. Well, if recent reports are any […]


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 […]


Dark Souls II Death Counter Now at Six Million and Counting

by David Sanchez on March 13, 2014 @ 6:57 pm

It’s been two days since the launch of Dark Souls II on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. In that time, a ridiculously high amount of player deaths have been tallied on the game’s official death counter. So what’s the […]


Costume Quest 2 Goes on the Hunt for Even More Candy on Consoles, PC

by David Sanchez on March 13, 2014 @ 5:35 pm

As someone who fell in love with the original Costume Quest, it brings me great joy to report that publisher Midnight City has announced the return of the series with Costume Quest 2. Double Fine is bringing back the first […]


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 […]


Lollipop Chainsaw Hits One Million Sales, Billions of Lollipops Reported Missing

by David Sanchez on March 11, 2014 @ 3:57 pm

The last time we reported anything regarding Lollipop Chainsaw here on eXophase was back in 2012, when the game had reportedly shipped 700,000 units. A record high for developer Grasshopper Manufacture at the time, the studio now has another reason […]


Ubisoft Montreal Explains Watch Dogs Delay

by David Sanchez on March 11, 2014 @ 2:20 pm

Following an unexpected delay, Ubisoft’s latest franchise Watch Dogs is now set to debut on May 27. Speaking on the Ubisoft blog, Senior Producer Dominic Guay explained exactly what the reason was for pushing the debut game back. As it turns […]


Out Now: Dark Souls II and Titanfall

by David Sanchez on March 11, 2014 @ 12:25 pm

Two of 2014′s biggest releases have dropped today. The first is the much awaited sequel to From Software’s popular action-RPG series. Dark Souls II arrives on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, ready to brutalize you and send fear into […]


Kojima Wonders if Players Will Be Able to Finish MGS V: The Phantom Pain

by David Sanchez on March 11, 2014 @ 10:01 am

After revealing at the end of 2013 that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain would be “hundreds of times larger” than Ground Zeroes, series creator Hideo Kojima has followed up on his previous statements. Specifically, Phantom Pain will be […]


Naughty Dog Says Last of Us Directors Not Involved in Uncharter Writer Amy Hennig’s Departure

by David Sanchez on March 11, 2014 @ 9:11 am

Shortly following last week’s big news story surrounding the departure of Uncharted Creative Director and Writer Amy Hennig from Naughty Dog, the studio addressed the situation. According to sources close to IGN, The Last of Us Directors Neil Druckmann and […]


MGS V: The Phantom Pain on PC Is Something Kojima ‘Would Like to Do’

by David Sanchez on March 6, 2014 @ 10:04 am

If you’re looking forward to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, or PlayStation 3, you’re set. The game’s been long confirmed for those platforms, so there’s no worrying for those particularly […]


Watch Dogs Gets May Launch Date

by David Sanchez on March 6, 2014 @ 6:48 am

Following leaked info surrounding the launch for Watch Dogs courtesy of GAME (Man, those guys are getting into the habit of doing that, eh?), Ubisoft has made it official by confirming the rumored May 27 release date. A post on […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Strider Review: Back and Better Than Ever

by David Sanchez on February 26, 2014 @ 5:47 pm

Strider was a pretty big deal when it first hit arcades and, ultimately, the NES and Genesis. While other versions of the game were also released, these particular editions are the ones most commonly remembered. Strider was subsequently followed up […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Last of Us Sequel Could Happen … Maybe

by David Sanchez on February 25, 2014 @ 7:21 pm

For those of you who are desperately clamoring for a sequel to Naughty Dog’s hit 2013 release The Last of Us, there’s definitely hope, though nothing is set in stone. Speaking on Reddit, Creative Director Neil Druckmann said the chances […]


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 […]


Strider Flips and Slices onto XBLA, PSN, PC

by David Sanchez on February 19, 2014 @ 6:33 pm

The highly anticipated return of Strider comes to full fruition today as the latest game in the series is now available across most major digital platforms. The aptly named Strider launched yesterday on the PlayStation Network, and it was made […]


MGS: Ground Zeroes on PS4 Runs at 1080p, Xbox One Runs at 720p

by David Sanchez on February 18, 2014 @ 5:44 pm

In news that’s sure to please PlayStation 4 owners, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will appear on your TV sets at a nice resolution of 1080p when played on Sony’s latest platform. Also, in news that may not exactly […]


GTA Online Gets Romantic with Valentine’s Day Massacre Special

by David Sanchez on February 11, 2014 @ 4:17 pm

I don’t know about you guys, but when I think about Valentine’s Day, violent, bloody thoughts come to mind. I’m talking gunning people down and stealing their stuff. Thankfully, Rockstar Games is in the same disgusting, warped camp, as evidenced […]


Kojima Responds to Criticisms of MGS: Ground Zeroes Over Two-Hour Campaign

by David Sanchez on February 6, 2014 @ 11:28 am

In a recent report in the latest issue of Game Informer, it was revealed that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes could be finished in two hours. Even despite the game’s fairly low price, that’s a considerably short amount of […]


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 […]


There’s a New Pac-Man Compilation This Month, Because of Course There Is

by David Sanchez on February 4, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

If you’re a Pac-Man fanatic, you’ll be glad to know that Namco Bandai will be releasing a new compilation later this month. Titled Pac-Man Museum, the set will include the following titles: Pac-Man Super Pac-Man Pac-Land Pac & Pal Pac-Mania […]


Hotline Miami 2 Making Calls, Killing Dudes Q3 2014

by David Sanchez on January 29, 2014 @ 11:51 am

We still don’t have an exact release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, but at the very least, we know the game is coming sometime in Q3 2014. The announcement was made yesterday via the game’s official Twitter account, […]


Tomba! 2 Bringing Some Friends to PSN

by David Sanchez on January 14, 2014 @ 5:49 pm

It’s been nearly two years since developer MonkeyPaw Games brought the treasured PSOne original Tomba! to the PlayStation Network. Soon the studio will release the follow-up, titled Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return on the PlayStation Network. But first, it’s […]


PlayStation 14 for 14 Sale Discounts a Bunch of Great Games

by David Sanchez on January 13, 2014 @ 9:08 pm

Sony’s still celebrating the coming of 2014, and the company’s doing so in a big way. As detailed on the PlayStation Blog today, Sony has kicked off the 14 for 14 sale, which aims to celebrate PlayStation 3 and Vita […]


BioShock Infinite Free on PS Plus Tomorrow

by David Sanchez on January 13, 2014 @ 12:44 pm

The next freebie coming to PlayStation Plus is quite the excellent game. As announced on the PlayStation Blog earlier today, BioShock Infinite will be available absolutely free of charge for all Plus users once the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow. Considering […]


Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Not Coming to Next-Gen Consoles

by David Sanchez on January 9, 2014 @ 9:54 pm

If you were holding out on Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 making its way to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, well, stop it! Speaking to Destructoid, Producer David Cox explained that while Konami and publisher MercuryStream had considered the […]