Reviews

PixelJunk Dev and Limbo Vita Studio Teaming Up on New Projects

Team-ups are generally exciting, and this latest partnership is especially cool if you’re a fan of PixelJunk developer Q-Games. According to GamesIndustry International, the studio has entered a deal with Double Eleven, the dev that worked on the Limbo and […]

Diablo III PS3 Hands-on Impressions (E3)

Having played Diablo III at PAX East earlier this year I was eager to get my hands on the game once again to see how the game has come along in the last few months. As a veteran Diablo player […]

Sony Rectifying PS3 Firmware 4.45 Brick Issues With New Update

When firmware 4.45 for PS3 arrived earlier this week, an unusual amount of reports were coming in claiming the update was bricking PS3 consoles. It turns out that Sony has indeed identified there is an issue after promptly pulling the […]

PS3 Firmware 4.45 Inbound, Promises Trophy Notification Options

Update #2: Sony has since pulled the firmware amid numerous reports of this update rendering PS3 units inoperable (aka brick). No word on the possible cause. We’ll keep you posted as more news comes in. For now, if you’ve already […]

Giveaway: Deadly Premonition The Director’s Cut PSN Voucher

Update: Congrats to @NEO_METATRON for winning our giveaway. As always, thanks for the support and we’ll be giving away another game later this week. Stay tuned! We’re giving away a PSN voucher for the well-received open-world horror-mystery title Deadly Premonition The Director’s Cut! […]

Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 E3 2013 Hands-on Preview

Mercury Steam’s first entry into the Castlevania series Lords of Shadow was a well-received hit, and the upcoming follow-up Lords of Shadow 2 looks to repeat that success. Based on my hands-on time with it at E3, Lords of Shadow […]

EA Announces Need for Speed Rivals

Today EA has announced a new entry in the Need for Speed series entitled Need for Speed Rivals. Rivals is being developed by Ghost Games, a new game studio at EA, with the help of Criterion Games. Similar to the Hot Pursuit games, Rivals will pit cops […]

Gran Turismo 6 Announced

Today at the Gran Turismo Anniversary Event, GT creator Kazunori Yamauchi revealed that Gran Turismo 6 will be arriving this holiday season. Gran Turismo 6 will expand on the number of cars and tracks that were available in GT5 back in 2010. […]

Watch_Dogs Dated for November 19 / 22

Ubisoft’s highly-anticipated Watch_Dogs title is set for release on current generation consoles on November 19th in the US and November 22nd in the UK. No word yet on the next-generation versions of the game which presumably will also arrive by Holiday 2013. Ubisoft […]

PS3 Firmware 4.41 Out for Download Soon

Update: PS3 firmware 4.41 is now live on Network Update. Download it here. Sony has taken to Twitter to announce that PS3 firmware 4.41 will be available shortly. As you’d expect, this software update is nothing more than a blip […]

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Achievements Surface

Adding credence to earlier rumors, the complete list of achievements for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon have turned up on Xbox Live, and we’ve got them right here. Tallying up to 400 Gamerscore, the title appears to be an Xbox […]

Diablo III on the PS3: Reduced Mob Density

Surprisingly one of the shortest lines at the show was Diablo III for the PlayStation 3. Whether or not that is omniscient of what is to come is an interesting question. Can the console version even compare to the PC […]

PS3 Firmware 4.40 Out for Download Now

If you happen to boot up your PS3 right now, you’ll be greeted with a prompt to update to firmware 4.40. A required update, there’s no changelog supplied and nothing appears to be different from the previous firmware at first […]

Ni No Kuni Review: A Memorable, Charming JRPG Experience

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 […]

Metro: Last Light Dated May 14th

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 […]

Just Cause 3 Teased in Another Photo

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 […]

Here’s Your PS4 and DualShock 4 Spec Sheet

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 […]

Blizzard Bringing Diablo III to PS3 and PS4

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 […]

Watch PlayStation Meeting 2013 Right Here

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 […]

Aliens: Colonial Marines – Failed Promises

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 […]

Bungie Talks Destiny

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 […]

Sony Preps ‘See the Future’ Showcase for February 20

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.’ […]

GTA V Delayed, Now Launching September 17, 2013

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 […]

New CryENGINE 3 Features Shown Off

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 […]

Dead Space 3 to Include Micro-Transactions

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 […]

PSN Maintenance Planned for Tomorrow

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 […]

Giveaway: Record of Agarest War 2 and DLC Bundles

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 […]

Browser-driven PlayStation Store Launches for Europe

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 […]

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

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 […]

Darksiders 2 Gets The Demon Lord Belial DLC Tomorrow

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 […]

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

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 […]

PSN Maintenance Scheduled for Monday, Dec. 3

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 […]

Irrational Reveals BioShock Infinite Box Art, Internet Explodes

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Dishonored Getting Its First DLC on Dec. 11

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 […]

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

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 […]

Ken Levine: No Multiplayer in BioShock Infinite

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 […]

Sony Readies PS Vita Firmware 2.01 to Fix Cloud Saving

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 […]

Jetpack Joyride Rockets to PS3, PS Vita

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 […]