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Ni No Kuni Review: A Memorable, Charming JRPG Experience

by Staff on March 19, 2013 @ 5:15 pm

From developer Level-5 and animation studio Studio Ghibli comes the collaboration of any JRPG fans dreams in the form of Ni No Kuni. A drop-dead gorgeous effort with some light hearted humor and a serious dose of adult themed issues […]

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Metro: Last Light Dated May 14th

by Justin B. on March 1, 2013 @ 11:31 am

Following the sale of THQ assets earlier this year it was unclear how the release of Metro: Last Light would be affected. Today our concerns have been put to rest and Deep Silver has confirmed a May 14th release in the […]

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Just Cause 3 Teased in Another Photo

by Justin B. on February 27, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

Christofer Sundberg, CEO of Avalanche Studios, took to Instagram today to tease an image of what looks to be Just Cause 3. It has been nearly three years since the last entry in the series and the timing is just about […]

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Here’s Your PS4 and DualShock 4 Spec Sheet

by Mike Bendel on February 20, 2013 @ 8:10 pm

Sony sure hasn’t shied away from providing a breakdown of what’s underneath the hood in PS4, and with that jaw-dropping Killzone Shadow Fall demo, why would they? Below you’ll find a detailed list of specifications for PS4 hardware. Of note is is […]

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Blizzard Bringing Diablo III to PS3 and PS4

by Justin B. on February 20, 2013 @ 5:01 pm

Chris Metzen of Blizzard Entertainment came on stage today to announce that Diablo III is coming to the PlayStation 3 and newly announced PlayStation 4. The studio is currently transitioning the game from the PC to the console, changing the user […]

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Watch PlayStation Meeting 2013 Right Here

by Mike Bendel on February 20, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

PlayStation Meeting 2013 is just an hour away — and we’ve included a Ustream embed to Sony’s official live coverage in case you’d like to watch it here on eXophase. All signs point to an unveiling of the PS4, so […]

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Aliens: Colonial Marines – Failed Promises

by Justin B. on February 19, 2013 @ 8:34 am

A critical light has been cast on the industry in the past week as both consumers and press have felt cheated by Aliens: Colonial Marines. The game, released on February 12th, received mostly negative reviews from the press. Most outlets criticized […]

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Bungie Talks Destiny

by Justin B. on February 17, 2013 @ 11:12 am

Today Bungie has revealed the first details of their post-Halo project, Destiny. Following their departure from Microsoft, Bungie signed 10-year publishing deal with Activision. Set on a post-invasion Earth and its surrounding solar system, Destiny will be a persistent world shooter where players […]

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Sony Preps ‘See the Future’ Showcase for February 20

by Mike Bendel on January 31, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

Ahead of its Destination PlayStation event, Sony is prepping a big announcement at 6 p.m. EST on February 20. The company also posted a teaser video on YouTube for the impending announcement (seen after the break), entitled ‘See the Future.’ […]

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GTA V Delayed, Now Launching September 17, 2013

by Mike Bendel on January 31, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

Grand Theft Auto V, the latest entry in Rockstar’s crime opus, will hit PS3 and Xbox 360 on September 17, 2013. No mention of a PC release was given. The title was pushed back from its originally scheduled spring launch […]

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New CryENGINE 3 Features Shown Off

by Justin B. on January 28, 2013 @ 8:27 am

On Crysis 3′s Community Day Sean Tracey, Senior Field Applications Engineer for Crytek, took to the stage to show off some of the engine’s newest additions. The live demo of the SDK included a look at the new particle systems […]

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Dead Space 3 to Include Micro-Transactions

by Justin B. on January 22, 2013 @ 7:35 am

Dead Space 3, according to Eurogamer, will feature micro-transactions within the game to improve player weapons. With the game’s new weapon crafting system, players will have to harvest resources to upgrade their weapons or, as the title suggests, use your […]

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PSN Maintenance Planned for Tomorrow

by David Sanchez on January 16, 2013 @ 2:09 pm

Sony has confirmed on the PlayStation Blog that the PlayStation Network will be undergoing a bit of maintenance tomorrow. That’s Thursday, January 17 for those of you who are like me and have been having a hard time keeping up […]

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Giveaway: Record of Agarest War 2 and DLC Bundles

by Mike Bendel on January 3, 2013 @ 11:25 am

Update: Congrats to @drpixl and @Hestar69 for a winning a full copy of the game + DLC, and @waheeb2020 for winning the single game prize. Stay tuned for more giveaways! Time to kick off off the beginning of a new […]

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Browser-driven PlayStation Store Launches for Europe

by Mike Bendel on December 7, 2012 @ 11:56 am

Back in its early days, you may remember that the PlayStation Store was accessible from the browser. Sony eventually pulled it, limiting store access to PlayStation devices only. However, with the recently revamped store interface it was hinted that we’d […]

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Free BioShock with BioShock Infinite on PS3 Is a US Promotion Only

by David Sanchez on December 5, 2012 @ 7:11 am

When BioShock Infinite launches on February 26, the PlayStation 3 version will include the original BioShock. It’s a nice treat and something that folks who haven’t gotten the chance to play the original will surely dig. Unfortunately for the international […]

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Darksiders 2 Gets The Demon Lord Belial DLC Tomorrow

by David Sanchez on December 3, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

The third story-based content update for Darksiders 2 has been announced. Titled The Demon Lord Belial, the DLC will continue Death’s journey through a demolished Earth as he faces another twisted enemy. If you’ve got a hankering for some more […]

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The Walking Dead Retail Edition Pushed Back a Week, Now Due Out Dec. 11

by David Sanchez on December 3, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

Famed adventure game developer Telltale Games previously announced that the retail edition of The Walking Dead would launch on December 4 across Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. For those keeping track, that’s tomorrow — it’s not launching tomorrow after […]

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PSN Maintenance Scheduled for Monday, Dec. 3

by David Sanchez on December 2, 2012 @ 9:34 am

Sony has announced that the PlayStation Network will be undergoing maintenance on Monday, December 3 AKA tomorrow. You folks know the drill: If you’ve signed onto your account recently, you’ll still be able to play games online and access apps […]

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Irrational Reveals BioShock Infinite Box Art, Internet Explodes

by David Sanchez on December 2, 2012 @ 9:16 am

The internet is in a frenzy yet again. What was it, two minutes since the last outburst? The box art for 2K Games and Irrational Games’ upcoming BioShock Infinite has been unleashed on the good ol’ internet, and people don’t […]

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Sony Patent Shows Off Weird DualShock/Move Snap-On Controller

by David Sanchez on November 30, 2012 @ 11:47 pm

Sony has filed a new patent, but this one isn’t as ridiculous as some of its previous patents. Rather than pondering up ideas for in-game commercials or ads with playable mini-games, the company’s actually conjured up something that’s not too […]

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Indie Gem The Binding of Isaac Being Remade for PS3, PS Vita

by David Sanchez on November 30, 2012 @ 3:02 am

Edmund McMillen recently announced that The Binding of Isaac, his hit roguelike shmup project from 2011, was confirmed for release on consoles. As expected, the indie gaming community flooded the Super Meat Boy developer with questions regarding the game, which […]

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Dishonored Getting Its First DLC on Dec. 11

by David Sanchez on November 27, 2012 @ 11:10 am

Bethesda and Arkaine Studios have announced that the first DLC pack for Dishonored will land on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on December 11. Titled Dunwall City Trials, the add-on will sport an attractive price tag of 400 Microsoft […]

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Reggie Says Third-Party Games Look Better Graphically on the Wii U

by David Sanchez on November 26, 2012 @ 11:47 am

Is the Wii U more powerful in terms of graphics compared to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3? According to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, it certainly is. Then again, he’s probably supposed to say that, right? Speaking to […]

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Ken Levine: No Multiplayer in BioShock Infinite

by David Sanchez on November 26, 2012 @ 11:24 am

People have been wondering whether BioShock Infinite will feature a multiplayer component. Rumors have been popping up on the good ol’ internet, leading many to believe that some modes had been removed from the final game. So what’s the final […]

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Sony Readies PS Vita Firmware 2.01 to Fix Cloud Saving

by Mike Bendel on November 22, 2012 @ 8:20 pm

Sony’s announced that it has identified a minor bug in the recently released PS Vita firmware 2.00, which causes the automatic save upload functionality to fail. Only PS Plus subscribers can access this feature. To remedy the situation, Sony says […]

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Jetpack Joyride Rockets to PS3, PS Vita

by David Sanchez on November 22, 2012 @ 8:52 am

Developer Beatshapers took to the PlayStation Blog to announce that Jetpack Joyride is officially available on the PlayStation Network. Originally created by Halfbrick, this running man game has become quite notorious for delivering one of the most rewarding and addictive […]

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Bayonetta Character in Anarchy Reigns Is a GameStop Pre-Order Exclusive

by David Sanchez on November 20, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

Anarchy Reigns: Day One Edition was recently announced for a UK release. It looks like North America is confirmed for an identical deal, though Sega and Platinum Games aren’t calling it Day One Edition over here. Big deal? Nah, not […]

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Borderlands 2: Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage Out Now

by David Sanchez on November 20, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

Can’t get enough Borderlands 2? Well, you’re in luck, because 2K Games and Gearbox Software have launched the latest round of story DLC for the game. Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage was made available today across the Xbox Live Marketplace, […]

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Doom Classic Complete Hits PSN Today

by Mike Bendel on November 20, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

For those yearning for more old-school Doom action in the wake of Doom 3 BFG Edition’s release, Bethesda has you covered. The company is readying Doom Classic Complete, set to hit PSN today. The announcement isn’t exactly surprising, considering we […]

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Wii U CPU Too Slow Says Metro Last Light Dev

by Mike Bendel on November 20, 2012 @ 11:25 am

We’d take this bit of news on good authority that a port of Metro Last Light won’t be nearing the Wii U anytime soon, if ever. 4A Games chief technical officer Oles Shishkovtsov has told NowGamer that the Wii U […]

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Hitman: Absolution Online Pass Requirement Removed by IO Interactive

by David Sanchez on November 19, 2012 @ 9:36 am

I think we can all agree that online passes are just plain dumb, right? That’s why it’s great to know that a publisher like IO Interactive has decided to refrain from including the feature (read: setback) from one of the […]

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Conan O’Brien Reviews the Hotly Anticipated Hitman: Absolution

by David Sanchez on November 15, 2012 @ 10:46 am

For those who may be unaware, Conan O’Brien runs a segment on his show titled Clueless Gamer. In the past, Conan has reviewed titles such as Skyrim, Resident Evil 6, Minecraft, Just Dance 4 and Michael Phelps: Push the Limit. The […]

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Telltale Releasing Season Finale of The Walking Dead Next Week

by David Sanchez on November 14, 2012 @ 11:36 pm

It’s been quite the lengthy road leading up to this point, but Telltale Games has announced that The Walking Dead will reach its season finale soon. Titled The Walking Dead: Episode 5 – No Time Left, the final chapter in […]

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Second GTA 5 Trailer Gives Insight on Main Characters

by David Sanchez on November 14, 2012 @ 9:03 am

Grand Theft Auto 5 details have been trickling in lately, slowly revealing more about the game’s characters, mechanics, and plot. Last week, we found out that Rockstar Games’ upcoming open world action-adventure game would star not one, but three protagonists. […]

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PS2 Original Katamari Damacy Taking Its Brand of Quirky Fun to PS3

by David Sanchez on November 14, 2012 @ 12:12 am

Namco Bandai has announced that Katamari Damacy, which was originally available on PlayStation 2 in 2004, will soon be downloadable on PlayStation 3. The game will appear on the PlayStation Network as a PS2 Classic, and according to Siliconera, this […]

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Xbox World, PSM3 to Cease Publication on Dec. 12

by David Sanchez on November 13, 2012 @ 11:41 pm

Two more gaming magazines will soon meet their demise. Future US announced that both Xbox World and PSM3 will cease publication. According to a report on CVG, December 12 will be the day both magazines launch their final issues. “This […]

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Sony Fights Back, Unleashes Banhammer On PS3 CFW Users

by Mike Bendel on November 13, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

It should go without saying, but those running a custom firmware on PS3 should exercise caution before connecting to PSN. Sony has issued a warning that it has begun banning accounts and console IDs tied to modding activities. In fact, CFW […]

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Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition Detailed, Priced at $100

by David Sanchez on November 13, 2012 @ 12:07 am

Tomb Raider is due out in North America on March 5, 2013, and Crystal Dynamics has revealed the contents of the upcoming Collector’s Edition, which is available for pre-order and will be priced at $99.99. This Xbox 360 and PlayStation […]

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Rainbow 6: Patriots Might Be a Next-Gen Title, Says Ubisoft

by David Sanchez on November 12, 2012 @ 11:33 pm

What’s the deal with Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots? Well, it’s still in development, apparently. Accordiong to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, the game may even be headed to the next wave of consoles. The development of Patriots became a bit […]