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Grab The Latest Guilty Gear Game For $8 With PlayStation’s ‘Attack of the Blockbuster’ Sale

Posted on August 15, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Attack of the Blockbuster’ isn’t the return of the now defunct 90s / 00s video rental chain but the name of the latest large sale on the PlayStation Network. Featuring games from publishers like Electronic Arts, Arc System Works, 2K Games, Activision, Square Enix, Nippon Ichi Software and Square Enix – it is clear that Sony is going for AAA deals this week.

Some of the standout titles (at least to my tastes) include a deeply discounted Dead or Alive 5: The Last Round, Final Fantasy HD Collection (hey two games for the price of one!), the PS4 port of Ultra Despair Girls and Resident Evil Origins. A few of these games we’ve seen cheaper on PlayStation before – like Battlefront & the Season Pass which have been as low as $5 each and the Saints Row Double Pack (Gat out of Hell + Saints Row IV).

Personally, I already nabbed the $8 copy of Guilty Gear: Revelator for my PlayStation 4. This is the latest title in the storied franchise and I’ve missed it every time a 14 day free trial of modern Guilty Gear has come up  on PSN (one with the original release of Guilty Gear Sign and most recently with the expansion Revelator 2).

For fighting fans looking to try one of Arc System Works latest titles on the cheap, this is an excellent opportunity – featuring 20 characters, exclusive Japanese Audio and a beautiful 2D/3D anime aesthetic. Recently an expansion was released, oddly titled Revelator 2 despite being an expansion, that includes all of the content from Revelator plus two new characters: Baiken and Answer and exclusive story chapters for those two fighters. If you absolutely must play with the latest balance passes it is actually cheaper to buy the original Guilty Gear: Revelator for $8CDN and the upgrade DLC to Revelator 2 for $24.99 ($32.00 total) versus the full priced single download @ $53.99 CDN.

Without further ado here are the deals the stood out in this weeks sale:

  • Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 – $12.99 CDN (PS4)
  • Blazblue: Central Fiction – $31.99 CDN (PS4)
  • Final Fantasy VII – $7.99 CDN (PS4)
  • Guilty Gear: Revelator – $7.99 (PS4)
  • Dragon Age Origins: Game of the Year Edition (includes all DLC) – $16.04 CDN (PS4)
  • Dead or Alive: The Last Round – $15.99 CDN (PS4)
  • Daganronpa 1+2 Reloaded (Collection) – $26.99 CDN (PS4)
  • Metro Redux Bundle (Last Light + 2033) – $8.99 CDN (PS4)
  • The Walking Dead: Season 1 by Telltale – $7.99 CDN (PS4)

For a complete list of all Attack of the Blockbuster sales head on over to the PlayStation Store.

[Header Image By Sergey Galyonkin, Licensed Under Creative Commons]


Resident Evil 7’s Demo Update Poses More Questions Than It Answers

Posted on September 18, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 got an updated demo that is available for everyone – not just PlayStation Plus subscribers like the surprise reveal E3 2016 demo. Despite being hotly anticipated Resident Evil 7: Beginning Hour Twilight Version leaves players with more questions than answers. Potentially infuriating players it actually fails to answer questions posed by the first demo entirely.

Here are some of the questions that the community wants answered that the two playable demos have yet to reveal:


#1 – What is the finger for?

Over the course of the demo players can find both a detached finger and hand. What the hell do they do? Absolutely nothing, despite being the stuff of speculation for months since fans played Beginning Hour.  Some fans have spent upwards of 20+ hours combing through both demos and came up with nothing – is it part of the dummy found in part of the house? Can you re-attach the finger to the hands? We simply don’t know yet.


#2 – Where Are The Weapons and Enemies?

Resident Evil 7: Beginning Hour is heavy on exploration and setting the scene for the full versions release. Players can explore the creepy home and soak in the atmosphere but there aren’t any weapons in the demo. Ammo exists in Twilight Version but without a gun to combine it with we’re left with nothing – in fact Capcom has only shown a few seconds of footage showing the player reloading a pistol (pictured above.) How will RE7’s gunplay feel compared to the third-person entries? It is anyone’s guess right now.


#3 – Could We See Another Update?

This game has been a mystery during its entire short public existence. Prior to the E3 reveal during Sony’s press conference Capcom was happy to show off the game for Sony’s upcoming PlayStation VR as “The Kitchen” without so much as acknowledging the game’s connection to Resident Evil. When it was revealed at E3 the fanbase was driven rabid, combing the demo for every possible clue and scrap of information. PlayStation VR is set to be released on October 13th and comes packed with a demo for Resident Evil 7– could Twilight Version get an update on that day? Perhaps on Halloween just in time to scare us?

What do you think of Resident Evil 7? Tell us in the comments section


3 Reasons Why Everyone Should Try TitanFall 2’s Multiplayer Stress Test

Posted on August 17, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

TitanFall 2 will be deploying in a limited fashion this weekend with the recently announced PSN exclusive Stress Test. After playing two rounds of the shooter at EA Play this past June I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that there is a lot to be excited for in this long awaited sequel.

Here are just a few of improvements that you should be looking forward too:

  • Enhanced Abilities– The first game really only had cloaking & enhanced movements as its most noticeable enhancements that pilots had at their exposure. While burn cards provided players with ‘amped up’ versions of existing weapons, the sequel’s inclusion of a grappling hook makes the series’ verticality even more important. Not only can you run along wall and use a double jump but at the press of a button your pilot can swing onto roof-tops and ledges, making it even harder for opponents to spot you.
  • Executions Add To The Immersion – Standing behind someone and pressing a button to execute a melee kill, it might as well be an action game cliché at this point but for some reason I found that it enriched the Titanfall 2 experience. Perhaps it is Respawn Entertainment’s Call of Duty roots but having an option that shifts the perspective away from first person, even for a few seconds, helps TitanFall 2 set itself apart from its contemporaries.
  • No Bull%$% DLC Policy – If you’re worried that TitanFall 2’s on-disc / day one multiplayer offerings will soon become splintered due to expensive add-ons, fear not. At E3 Respawn affirmed that ALL DLC for TitanFall 2 will be provided to users free of charge. There will be no splitting of the community due to multiple map packs or $20 add-on packs after launch. Maps & Modes will be provided to all players for free, what hasn’t been mentioned is whether not Titanfall 2 will include optional cosmetics.


Just a small taste of TitanFall 2 will be on offer during the first weekend of the technical test. Here is how the PlayStation Blog described the content that we will get to enjoy this weekend:


Bounty Hunt (5v5): A brand new mode in Titanfall 2 that pits you and your teammates against an opposing team of Pilots as well as the Remnant Fleet. Earn bonuses by killing grunts and enemies, but make sure to deposit all your points at the bank between waves without getting killed! Once a bounty Titan shows up you’ll want to focus all fire and take it down as a team for a massive payout!

Pilots vs. Pilots (8v8): Think you have what it takes to be the best Pilot on the Frontier? Put your combat and mobility skills to the ultimate test in this classic eight-on-eight Pilots-only mode.



Boomtown: A secret underground IMC facility where the latest in R&D is put to the test. In this facility Pilots can use the many peaked roofs as cover against combatants below, as well as numerous interiors to maneuver through for a variety of firing positions without being spotted. With tight lanes through the middle, Titans can easily be ambushed unless they head off the main pathways and into the surrounding fields.

Homestead: The IMC have claimed Imminent Domain on a small commune’s plot of land when valuable natural resources are found. A series of raised, rocky plateaus with a river running down the middle, Pilots are mostly safe from Titans among the rocks and trees but they also can duck into the caves and buildings when needed. Titans control the large rolling fields, so be extra cautious when traveling between the plateaus.”

A second technical test with an additional map “Base Kodai” and an additional mode “Amped Hardpoint (6 Vs 6) will be included during the August 26th through 28th test. If you jump into a mech this weekend on PSN or Xbox Live please tell me if I nailed some of the more exciting features of TitanFall 2 in the comments section!


Resident Evil 7 Demo Smashes Previous PSN Record For Most Downloads

Posted on July 5, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Capcom’s surprise reveal of Resident Evil 7 has paid off as the developer / publisher has announced the playable trial for the upcoming first person survival horror, titled Resident Evil 7: Beginning Hour was downloaded by over 2 million PlayStation Plus Subscribers within the first week of the demo’s release. Currently Resident Evil 7’s trial is only available on PS4, it may come to Xbox One eventually but Capcom has yet to confirm the demo’s availability on other platforms.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard takes the series back to its horror roots with a twist – the entire game takes place from a first person perspective. Unlike the last few entries in the franchise (the Revelations Sub-series aside) have focused primarily on action set pieces and an increasingly complicated plot line that has spanned six main titles throughout the last twenty years. When this new take on Resident Evil is released next January the entire game can be played on Sony’s upcoming VR headset, PlayStation VR.

Prior to Resi 7’s unveiling some fans were hoping that this game would reboot the tangled interlocking narrative mess that have dragged down games like Resident Evil 6. In their press-release announcing the download numbers for the Beginning Hour trial clearly picks up where RE6 left off. Here is a quote from their release:

“Set in modern day rural America and taking place after the dramatic events of Resident Evil® 6, players experience the terror directly from the first person perspective.Resident Evil 7 embodies the series’ signature gameplay elements of exploration and tense atmosphere that first coined “survival horror” some twenty years ago; meanwhile, a complete refresh of gameplay systems simultaneously propels the survival horror experience to the next level.”

Resident Evil 7 will be released on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 on January 24th 2017.


Cross-Platform Gameplay Is Finally A Reality On Xbox One, PS4/Xbox Cross-Play A Possibility

Posted on March 15, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Xbox One

Yesterday at GDC 2016 Microsoft announced that Xbox One players will finally be able to play online with their friends on other platforms starting this year. Developers will be able to bridge the platform gap between Windows 10 and Xbox One and the first game to support this new functionality is none other than last years’ surprise hit Rocket League.

Potentially the most shocking news is that Microsoft appears open to allowing players on longtime rival Sony’s PlayStation Network to play against one another at some point in the future. In the official blog post on the Xbox.com News Wire, Chris Charles the Director of ID @ Xbox, described the possibility of cross-console online gameplay as an “open invitation”.

Here’s his full section regarding the possibility of cross-platform play:

Cross-Network Play
First, in addition to natively supporting cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10 games that use Xbox Live, we’re enabling developers to support cross-network play as well. This means players on Xbox One and Windows 10 using Xbox Live will be able to play with players on different online multiplayer networks – including other console and PC networks.
Of course, it’s up to game developers to support this feature, and Xbox Live players will always have the option of choosing to play only with other Xbox Live players. We’re thrilled to confirm that Psyonix’s Rocket League will be one of the first games to take advantage of this new capability by enabling cross-network play between Xbox One and PC players, with an open invitation for other networks to participate as well.

Rocket League launched on PlayStation 4 in July of 2015, the Xbox One version went live last month on February 17th. The game across all three platforms (PS4, Xbox One, Windows PC) has sold over 4 million units and earned developer Psyonix over $70 million.


A Boy And His Blob Heading To Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Posted on January 5, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

A Boy And His Blob

WayForward Technologies’ 2009 reimagining of  A Boy and His Blob is coming to the Xbox Live Marketplace and presumably the PlayStation Network in just over two weeks time.

Spotted by eagle eyed readers on the Xbox Live Marketplace this current gen port of the Wii original looks to boast impressive 2D art assets that no doubt benefit from the bump to an HD resolution. The Xbox One version will clock in at about 2.19GB if the Xbox Live Marketplace is correct.

The game is a 2D platformer where the player, taking the role of the titular boy, must utilize his friendly blobs shapeshifting powers to solve puzzles.

Here is the official description from Xbox Live:

A Boy and His Blob makes its triumphant return! As the boy, you feed Blob jelly beans and watch him transform into cool and useful objects to solve puzzles and escape danger. With its robust and emotionally driven story, challenging puzzles, and visually impressive art style, A Boy and His Blob marks the re-release of this 2009 cult-classic!

We will have more on A Boy and His Blob as soon as it is officially confirmed. The original 2009 version appeared exclusively on Nintendo Wii.


Users Reporting Sign-In Issues With PlayStation Network

Posted on December 24, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Last Christmas gamers all over the world filled social media, popular gaming forums and online spaces with stories of their frustration connecting to both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. The DDOS attacks of 2014 were the responsibility of a group calling themselves “Lizard Squad” and if early reports are accurate Christmas is about to be ruined for a whole new generation.

According to Down Detector – a site that tracks user reporter problems with major networks – the PlayStation network has been experiencing issues with connectivity since at least 14:00 PST. Over 50% of the reports on Down Detector indicate a problem with account sign in. Searching PlayStation Network on Twitter also yielded dozens of reports.

We will update when we get more information.


Sony Announces Spring Fever Sale

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Sony has announced an 8 week sale over on the PlayStation Blog, you read that right a series of discounts that last two months. The Spring Fever sale includes 10% discounts for on yet to be released digital titles like Shovel Knight and the upcoming Helldivers. These special discounts will only be available for the launch of each respective game. Things kick into gear on March and last until April 27th.Read More


Hackers Say Merry Christmas By DDOSing PlayStation Network

Posted on December 25, 2014 by Rae Michelle Richards

If you got a brand new PlayStation 4 for Christmas I hope you weren’t planning on using it on the PlayStation Network today as it appears that PSN is down due to a distributed denial of service attack. It appears that users all across North America are having issues logging into PSN on their consoles leading some to believe that hackers are targeting the PlayStation Network login servers.

A group of “hackers” on twitter calling themselves “Lizard Squad” have taken responsibility for today’s outage. They took to social media to request that their twitter account receive more than 10,000 re-tweets before they would cease their attack.

We are able to verify that attempts to sign into PSN from western Canada are being met with a message of “The Service Is Undergoing Maintenance”. At the time of writing the PlayStation Store website was also unavailable.

As soon as PSN comes back online we’ll update this post.

Source: Kotaku

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Persona 4 Now Available On PlayStation 2 Classics

Posted on April 12, 2014 by Rae Michelle Richards

One of our favorite games here @ BrokenJoysticks is Atlus’ 2008 masterpiece Persona 4, why else would we have given the game a perfect 10.0? If you haven’t played the enhanced Persona 4: Golden on PlayStation Vita and don’t own the PlayStation 2 original then you owe it to yourself to pick up this great RPG on PS3 via PlayStation Classics.

Atlus released the PS2 version of Persona 4 on the PlayStation Network this past week for $9.99. Quite a steal considering the original physical version costs double that and Golden still has a $30.00 price tag at most retailers. So grab your persona of choice and get ready to be sucked into the television, it’s time to relive one of the greatest RPG we’ve played in the last half decade.


PlayStation Network Maintenance January 27th

Posted on January 23, 2014 by Jason Nason

It was announced today that Sony will be performing network maintenance on Monday, January 27th from 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM Eastern Time with the maintenance expected to last approximately 6 hours.

If users have signed in to PlayStation Network any time since January 20th they will still be able to play games online and access partner apps such as Netflix during this maintenance period, however the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home and Account Management will not be available during this time.

Be sure to sign in to PlayStation Network prior to Monday, January 27th in order to access online game play and partner apps during the planned routine maintenance.

Source: Sony


PlayStation Network Will Be Down Tomorrow

Posted on November 6, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

The PlayStation Network will be down for maintenance tomorrow from 11am to 7pm Eastern Standard Time. If you’re planning to download the latest free PS Plus Games during this time you’re out of luck. Sony says that the online gameplay will still be functional, so your planned 7 hour marathon of Call of Duty: Ghosts can still go ahead.

I wonder if this will be the last scheduled maintenance before Sony releases the PlayStation 4 next Friday, November 15th.

Sony wrote the following on the PlayStation forums, outlining the scheduled maintenance:

We wanted to take a moment to let everyone know that there is a planned maintenance for PlayStation Network scheduled for Thursday, November 7thfrom 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Pacific Time (11 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern). To clarify, this is a 7 hour maintenance.

If you’ve signed onto PSN over the past few days, you’ll still be able to play online and access apps during this period, but you may receive a maintenance notification when attempting to access the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home, and Account Management as these services will be unavailable. Be sure to sign in now if you wish to access the Network during this maintenance window.


Darkstalkers Resurrection Now Available!

Posted on March 12, 2013 by Jason Nason

Capcom has confirmed that Darkstalkers Resurrection is now available to download in North America on PlayStation Network (PSN) for $14.99. The game will be released in Europe on PSN on March 13th (€14.99 / £11.99) and across all territories on Xbox LIVE Arcade for 1200 Microsoft Points.

Featuring a unique and colorful cast of characters blended with fast-paced fighting action, Darkstalkers Resurrection contains two games (Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge and Darkstalkers 3), for the price of one. The combo breathes new life into each game with a slew of features including robust GGPO-enabled online game play, HD graphical filtering with multiple viewing options, replay sharing, Spectator Mode, in-game achievements, Tutorial Mode and an unlockable vault filled with concept artwork, videos and more.Read More


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