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You’d have to be living under a rock to remain unaware of the PlayStation Network’s major downtime the past week. But regardless of your current living conditions you’d be forgiven for being none the wiser on the cause; as Sony have been very tight-lipped on the matter.
A review for Hothead Games’ action platformer. A simple summary of the game is that you control creatures known as Swarmites and have to get them to the end of the level while trying to achieve a high score. Sounds pretty familiar, right? Well, the main difference is that you’re controlling 50 of these Swarmites all at once and you’ll find it near impossible to get through a level without a lot of them dying.
Telltale Games’ 2008 series, Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People, has been confirmed today for a Holiday release on the PlayStation Network.
As some of you may know this week marks the 5th anniversary of the Xbox 360′s North American launch and along with it came Achievements, loved by some, hated by others but so deeply set in the industry now that they’re not going anywhere. An arbitrary system usually with no other reward than the satisfaction of obtaining them, Achievements have become immensely popular since their inception 5 years ago. From iPhone games to Warcraft, what makes achievements so addicting?
It’s been around for largely around 31 years, and it’s still kicking around today – the mack daddy of gaming, Space Invaders is back in 2010 and it’s a drastically different experience than it was a those years ago. Infinity Gene – released towards the end of the last year on the iPod and iPhone – saw its release on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live mid-September. I’ve played both versions, so I’ll be bundling both into this one big, comprehensive review, so you can see whether or not it’s [...]
With the outstanding Scott Pilgrim vs. The World out this week for XBLA, and Castle Crashers making its way over to PSN next week, it’s a fine time for great 2D beat ‘em ups. But where does the long awaited, graphically slick and viscerally gory Shank fit into all this? Is it a clunker, or another fine addition to the recent beat ‘em up resurgence?
Scott Pilgrim is dating Ramona Flowers – but before he can claim her as his true love, he must fight his way past Ramona’s 7 Evil Exes! Based on the cult hit comic book series and out just in time for the blockbuster movie adaptation, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game is a 2D sidescroller jam packed with retro gaming throwbacks, from River City Ransom to Mega Man. Is this retro homage gaming glory or a worthless tie in?
Having announced a level pack and 20 Marvel based costumes for LittleBigPlanet two weeks ago, Marvel have finally unveiled images of the 5 characters set to make up the first of 4 costume packs for the PS3 exclusive. Check out pictures of each of the characters after the break.
Announced at E3, the £40/$50 Playstation+ subscription service has been released today along with the PS3 update 3.40. At first look, it seems like Sony are following Microsoft down the pay to play route, but that’s not quite what it is. Playstation+ is entirely voluntary, all the current features of PSN will be available to non-subscribers. Playstation+ simply adds to that.
Having previously been teased at the San Diego Comic Con almost a year ago, Marvel have now officially revealed that they’re bring some of their biggest superheroes and supervillans to LittleBigPlanet. Over 4 weeks Media Molecule will release a Marvel Costume pack featuring 5 costumes based on Marvels famous and infamous characters. Also announced was a Marvel level pack, featuring 4 playable Marvel levels where Sackboy must stop Magneto’s plans, as well as many Marvel themed items, stickers and music, which will be released at sometime during this period as [...]
The Playstation 1 series of Final Fantasy games is now complete with the addition of Final Fantasy IX to the PSN today which was previously added to the Japanese PSN on May 20th. There is currently no release date for North America.
The American PSN is getting another classic RPG, Grandia. Released originally in 1997 on the Sega Saturn and later on in 1999 on the PS1, this game was voted as one of the best RPGs of it’s time. It will be available to download this Thursday. Let’s hope it comes to Europe soon too.
Eric Lempel, PSN director, popped up on the PlayStation blog today to let people know that the firmware launched in December as an optional upgrade is now mandatory. That means no playing online until you update!
PixelJunk Shooter is the fourth game in the PlayStation Store exclusive series from Q-Games and despite it’s name is anything but a shooter. Before the game was released a contest was held for fans to come up with a name. Shooter ended up winning but doesn’t really describe the game. Although at first glance it may look like a classic twin stick shooter it’s actually much more then that. Perhaps PixelJunk Fluid Dynamics would be a more appropriate name, but that doesn’t flow off the tongue quite as well, no pun intended.
In a recent Newsletter, Sony have revealed that Final Fantasy VIII is soon coming to the US PSN, no word yet about it’s release on the European PSN. What is meant by soon, no one knows, could be later today or it could be sometime into next year but at least it’s been confirmed. UPDATE: For all the lucky North Americans, as of Thursday the 17th, FFVIII is up! Enjoy Everyone!