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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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Free-to-Play Soulcalibur: Lost Swords Brings Solo Action to PS3 Today

by David Sanchez on April 22, 2014 @ 9:54 am

The latest chapter in the Soul series is set to drop later today. As specified on the PlayStation Blog, the free-to-play Soulcalibur: Lost Swords will hit the PlayStation 3, offering up a new experience for fans of the weapons-based fighting […]

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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Review: Walking Derp

by David Sanchez on April 21, 2014 @ 11:37 am

There are some misconceptions surrounding Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. First and foremost, people seem to think it’s vastly similar to something you’d see coming from the mind of Suda51. Hell, I was one of those people. Well, it’s not. It’s […]

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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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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 […]

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InFamous: Second Son Is the Series’ Fastest Selling Installment

by David Sanchez on April 16, 2014 @ 10:53 am

Sony has revealed that InFamous: Second Son quickly became the fastest selling game in Sucker Punch Productions’ open world action-adventure series. As indicated by Destructoid, the PlayStation 4 title managed to hit 1 million sales within nine days. These are […]

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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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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. […]

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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 […]

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It’s Official: The Last of Us Remastered Heads to PS4 This Summer

by David Sanchez on April 11, 2014 @ 10:59 am

After months and months of speculation and rumors, it looks like The Last of Us is indeed coming to the PlayStation 4. Aptly titled The Last of Us Remastered, the game is now available for pre-order through the Sony Entertainment […]

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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 […]

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King Oddball Drops a Load of Rocks on PS4

by David Sanchez on April 7, 2014 @ 10:56 am

After initially making its rounds on iOS platforms and PC and most recently popping up on the Vita, King Oddball from 10tons is set to brings its offbeat physics-based destruction to the PlayStation 4. In King Oddball, you must swing […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Announced for Xbox One, 360, PS4, Wii U

by David Sanchez on March 6, 2014 @ 11:05 am

Developer Drinkbox Studios is prepping its acclaimed 2013 brawler Guacamelee for release on a handful of new platforms after finding initial success on the PlayStation 3, Vita, and Steam. Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is headed to the Xbox One, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Over 6 Million PS4s Sold Worldwide

by David Sanchez on March 4, 2014 @ 11:22 pm

Sony sent out word that the PlayStation 4 had managed to surpass 6 million sales across the world as of March 2. This news comes following a previous report that the PlayStation 4 had sold over 300,000 units in Japan. […]

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Rocksteady Developing Batman: Arkham Knight, Due Out This October on Xbox One, PS4, PC

by David Sanchez on March 4, 2014 @ 10:39 pm

The fourth entry in the Arkham series of Batman games is coming. Batman: Arkham Knight is scheduled to launch for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 14. Now, if you were bummed out by Batman: Arkham Origins […]

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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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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 […]