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Surprise Firmware Update For the PlayStation Vita

The PS Vita is getting a surprise firmware update, users are reporting. There's nothing official on Sony's side yet and the update's notes are pretty vague, but GearNuke did some digging and found it's mainly security related.

Posted 8 hours ago by Sam Quirke, 1 comment

New PlayStation Releases: January 14th – January 18th

Slim pickings this week with the only major release being ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown. There's a Grand Tour based driving game and a whole bunch of indie curios throughout the rest of the week.

Posted 2 days ago by Sam Quirke, 5 comments

Catherine: Full Body Is PS4 Exclusive in the West, Not Coming To Vita

Another blow for Vita players: Catherine Full Body will not be releasing on the handheld in the West. The upcoming expanded version of the cult classic will only be arriving on our shores on PlayStation 4.

Posted 5 days ago by Sam Quirke, 11 comments

New PlayStation Releases: January 7th – January 11th

This week's new releases are pretty sparse, but it's a good time to revisit some classics from the previous generation thanks to HITMAN HD and Tales of Vesperia making a remastered return.

Posted 8 days ago by Sam Quirke, 1 comment

The Easiest PlayStation 4 Platinums of 2018

2018 was a banner year for expansive AAA titles, bold new indies and inventive VR -- but it was also a year chock full of quick and easy trophy lists for those of us inclined to chase that silverware.

Posted 13 days ago by Sam Quirke, 16 comments

January's PS Plus Games Live in North America, Europe Due Tomorrow

North American PS Plus subscribers can already get their hands on January's free titles. Take to the slopes in Steep or fight alongside your friends in Portal Knights. There's some PS3 and Vita games too, of course.

Posted 14 days ago by Sam Quirke, 10 comments

PlayStation Plus Free Games for January: Steep and Portal Knights

The first set of 2019 PS Plus games has been revealed. This January you can hit the slopes with Ubisoft's open-world snow sports adventure Steep and co-op action RPG Portal Knights.

Posted 19 days ago by Sam Quirke, 19 comments

NightCry Trophy List Revealed

We have just picked new trophies for NightCry. There are 16 trophies, none of which are hidden

Posted 1 month ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

2 for £25 on PlayStation Hits Games in the EU PlayStation Store

An additional sale has appeared on the EU PlayStation Store. Although the individual games aren't discounted, the entire PlayStation Hits range is part of a 2 for £25 bundle which will save you £9.

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 6 comments

Weekend Announcements December 7-9th: Ancestors, LEGO Movie 2 and More

This week there was the Kinda Funny Games Showcase, which announced seven titles during the hour duration of the show. These are joined by nine others that were also brought to our attention over the weekend.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 3 comments

Dragonfly Chronicles Trophy List Revealed

We have just picked new trophies for Dragonfly Chronicles. There are 32 trophies, none of which are hidden

Posted 1 month ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

PS Plus December Games Available Now: Onrush and Soma

If you're a PS Plus subscriber you can now download your no-extra-cost games for December. These include the chilling adventure Soma, the frenetic arcade racer Onrush and the brilliant metroidvania Iconoclasts.

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 5 comments

Stardew Valley Creator Splits From Publisher Chucklefish

Stardew Valley creator ConcernedApe has decided to go it alone. The developer has ended the game's publishing agreement with Chucklefish, and future expansions or iterations of the game will be self-published.

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 4 comments

London Detective Mysteria Trophy List Revealed

We have just picked new trophies for London Detective Mysteria. There are 16 trophies, 12 of which are hidden

Posted 1 month ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

PlayStation Plus Free Games for December: Onrush and Soma

December's PS Plus free games have been announced. The headliners are on the critically well received but commercially struggling ONRUSH and Soma, a chilling horror/walking simulator.

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 16 comments

Weekend Announcements November 23-25th: Dragonfly Chronicles, Warborn and More

The smaller indie studios continue to reveal their titles during the quietest period of the week. We have four games that nearly fell through the cracks, only some of which are confirmed specifically for PlayStation 4 right now.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 1 comment

PQube Aren't Making Any More PlayStation Vita Games

PQube is a British publisher of many Eastern games. During a Twitch stream the company confirmed they are not making any more Vita titles, taking a jab at Sony in the process.

Posted 2 months ago by Sam Quirke, 0 comments

Try Out The Persona 3 and Persona 5 Dancing Games In A Free Demo

Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight are both incoming on December 7th, but you can try the games out right now with a demo available on the PlayStation Store.

Posted 2 months ago by Sam Quirke, 4 comments

New PlayStation Releases This Week: November 5th – November 9th

This week sees the release of a whole bunch of smaller games, but not much in terms of AAA experiences. With Red Dead Redemption still soaring and HITMAN 2 and Fallout 76 around the corner, we're not complaining.

Posted 2 months ago by Sam Quirke, 4 comments

All-Stars, Sound Shapes Server Shutdowns Extended Until January 31st 2019

Despite no official announcements, several servers seem to have had a stay of execution. Sound Shapes, Twisted Metal PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale are all now listing 31st January 2019 as the shut-down date.

Posted 2 months ago by Sam Quirke, 6 comments

Siralim 2 Gets a Limited Run PS4 and Vita Release Today

Limited Run Games have announced that Siralim 2's physical release is arriving today on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. This coincides with the Night Trap and Double Switch releases announced last month.

Posted 2 months ago by Sam Quirke, 0 comments

Catherine: Full Body Will Feature Nine Voice Actor Variants As DLC

Catherine: Full Body is a new version of Catherine, a cult classic featuring a strange tale of nightmares, adultery and demonic tricksters. The new version will feature 11 separate actors for Catherine.

Posted 2 months ago by Sam Quirke, 1 comment

A Week of Announcements Part 3: Layers of Fear 2, MudRunner 2, and More

Over the last couple of days, we've seen a variety of new titles coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita, with a bit of PlayStation VR thrown in for good measure. Day three brings 15 more titles and pushes us over the halfway point.

Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 5 comments

A Week of Announcements Part 2: Double Switch, Hell Warders, and More

We have another 15 new titles for you to see today, for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. There's even PlayStation VR chucked in for good measure.

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 2 comments

A Week of Announcements Part 1: Atelier Lulua, Carnival Games, and More

Not only are there the titles that were revealed across the weekend, we've also got everything you might have missed since last month. This makes a grand total of 75 titles to see covering a wide range of genres.

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 1 comment

Night Trap Coming to PlayStation Vita This Week from Limited Run

Full-motion video cult classics Double Switch and Night Trap are coming out this week courtesy of boutique publisher Limited Run Games.

Posted 3 months ago by Sam Quirke, 2 comments

The PSN ID Change Beta Has Started, The Risks Are Worse Than We Thought

That risky-sounding PSN Online ID change feature we reported on a couple of weeks ago is now in beta stage, with registered Preview members receiving their invitations. However the risks look worse than we initially thought.

Posted 3 months ago by Sam Quirke, 21 comments

Server Closures: PlayStation All-Stars Moved to the 15th; Sound Shapes 15th

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and Twisted Metal's servers will shut down ten days earlier than previously reported according to Sony's official legal notice. Sound Shapes and ModNation Racers are shutting down too.

Posted 3 months ago by Sam Quirke, 14 comments

Server Closures: Warhawk, All-Stars Battle Royale, Twisted Metal, Drawn to Death

Unfortunately more PS4, PS3 and Vita titles are getting their servers shut down, which will have an effect on trophies. Warhawk, PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale, Twisted Metal and Drawn to Death are getting the chop.

Posted 4 months ago by Sam Quirke, 24 comments

PlayStation Plus Free Games for October Include Friday the 13th and Laser League

October is nearly here which means it's time for another PS Plus update. Free games next month include Friday the 13th and Laser League, both of which have had unfortunate development dramas. But they're worth a go for free!

Posted 4 months ago by Sam Quirke, 10 comments

Timespinner Arrives on PlayStation 4 and Vita This Month

Nearly a decade in the making, Lunar Ray Games' homage to classic 90s action platformers is headed to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita this month. Take a look at some screenshots and a trailer here.

Posted 4 months ago by Sam Quirke, 2 comments

Weekend Announcements Aug 31st-Sep 2nd: Genesis, Necrosphere, Trifox and More

This weekend gave us a bit of a break. After the deluge of titles we've seen over the last few weeks, we're back today with just 15 new titles for your viewing pleasure.

Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 5 comments

PlayStation Plus Free Titles for September 2018: Destiny 2 and God of War III

September's PS Plus free titles include Destiny 2, God of War III Remastered, QUBE Director's Cut, Another World, Foul Play and Sparkle 2.

Posted 5 months ago by Sam Quirke, 19 comments

Weekend Announcements Pt 2: Sniper Ghost Warrior, Road Redemption, and More

After part 1 introduced the first nine of today's 28 new titles, part 2 brings along another nine games. Unlike the first list, these are all confirmed for PlayStation 4, with one also coming to PlayStation Vita.

Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 6 comments

DICE's Long-Lost Nineties Platformer Re-Emerges in Project Hardcore

Back in 1994 DICE was working on a platformer for Sega MegaDrive, the Sega Mega CD and the Commodore Amiga. It disappeared in the generational shift, but 25 years later the project has been revived.

Posted 5 months ago by Sam Quirke, 3 comments

Persona 3 and Persona 5's Dancing Titles Arriving in December

Get your dancing shoes on this festive season as Persona's upcoming dancing games get a bump back into 2018's release calendar. Persona 3 and 5 are getting the dance spin-off treatment on PlayStation 4 and Vita.

Posted 5 months ago by Sam Quirke, 12 comments

Super Life of Pixel Coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita This Month

Immerse yourself in the early history of video games with this retro platforming adventure, where the visual style gradually changes on a journey through some classic consoles.

Posted 5 months ago by Sam Quirke, 0 comments

Mafia III Headlines PlayStation Plus Titles for August 2018

August's PS Plus is a bumper month, with four PlayStation 4 games headlined by Mafia III. As always there's some PlayStation 3 and Vita titles too. Grab July's games before August 7th!

Posted 5 months ago by Sam Quirke, 20 comments

Easy Trophy Lists in the EU Summer Sale

There's yet another massive game sale happening on PlayStation Store, which means it's time for another quick round-up of some of the most accessible trophy lists in the bunch. We start with five games actually worth playing.

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Quirke, 7 comments

Easy Trophy Lists Are The Vita's Last Lifeline

The Vita is on its last legs. Hovering around its dying flame are the trophy hunters looking for an easy list, and that might be something for game creators to tap into if they want to make some sales before the end arrives.

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Quirke, 19 comments

Punch Line Special Edition Includes a Rubber Pigeon Mask

As if the game's premise wasn't insane and slightly disturbing enough, the special edition of Punch Line is going to arrive with a full-size rubber pigeon mask. Just the thing to terrify your neighbours!

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Quirke, 1 comment

Easy Trophy Lists in the North American Mid-Year Sale

We just published all of the Mid-Year PSN deals available for US and Canada account holders, but here's a round-up of the easy trophy lists available in the sale. We start off with five games that are actually pretty good.

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Quirke, 2 comments

GOD WARS Future Past Getting a Big Expansion

Turn-based RPG GOD WARS Future Past released last year on PlayStation 4 and Vita, and like many similar titles it's now also getting a Switch port. The extra content coming to Nintendo will be released as DLC for the rest of us.

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Quirke, 1 comment

Horror Visual Novel Death Mark Headed West

Death Mark first turned up on PS Vita in Japan this time last year. A horror visual novel revolving around a mysterious skin mark that leads to the death of the recipient, the game is now headed West on PS4 and Vita.

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Quirke, 0 comments

Super Skull Smash GO! 2 Turbo Confirmed for PlayStation 4

Some of you may remember Super Skull Smash GO on the Vita way back in 2012. Its sequel is finally just around the corner, but the latest news is that it's also coming to PlayStation 4.

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Quirke, 0 comments

Chasm Opens On July 31st

Long-awaited metroidvania Chasm is finally nearly here. A teaser trailer shows off a little more of the gameplay before announcing a July 31st release date for PlayStation 4 and Vita. It'll be Cross-Buy too.

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Quirke, 0 comments

Weekend Announcements July 6-8th: Daymare: 1998, GeneRain, and More

This weekend was a bit quieter, bringing just eight titles to our attention. All are confirmed for PlayStation 4 (one for Vita too) and some will be arriving fairly imminently.

Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 0 comments

Code: Realize Fan Disc Headed West on PlayStation 4 and Vita

Western fans of the Code: Realize series will be happy to hear that the fan disc of additional content, previously launched in Japan, will now be headed to our shores on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Quirke, 0 comments

Easy Trophy Lists in the EU Digital Sale, Ends July 11th

The current EU Digital Sale is going to end on July 11th, and there are some discounts on games with pretty easy trophy lists. One of them also happens to be one of the best games of the year so far...

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Quirke, 10 comments

Easiest PlayStation Trophy Lists from June 2018

July is here, and looking back to June there were a few game launches that may have slipped your notice. Here is a roundup of the releases that seem to have relatively easy trophy lists.

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Quirke, 3 comments