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Sony Previews January’s PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection

Posted on December 26, 2013 by Jason Nason

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Sony unveiled the January lineup of their Instant Game Collection for PlayStation Plus members on Thursday. The list includes several PS3 and PS Vita titles as well as one game for the PS4.

For PlayStation 3 owners three titles will be available with two of those blockbuster games. DMC Devil May Cry and BioShock Infinite will be available in January as well as Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. PlayStation Vita owners will be able to download Worms: Battle Island and Smart As… while PlayStation 4 owners can download a new title called Don’t Starve.

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Conception II Coming to PS Vita and 3DS this Spring

Posted on December 17, 2013 by Jason Nason

Atlus revealed a special collector’s edition of their upcoming RPG title Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars today. The special edition will come packed with not only the game but also the soundtrack to the game.

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is a unique dungeon-exploring RPG with school-life elements. In the world called Aterra where the Star God is worshiped, monsters have begun to spawn from the mysterious labyrinth. However, the Star God has imbued certain young adults – Disciples – with the power to fight monsters, as well as create Star Children to aid in the battle. Only Disciples and Star Children can defeat the monsters, and you, as God’s Gift, have an additional weighty task: to bond with seven other Disciples and bear many Star Children to help your world survive!

The game is set to come out Spring 2014, though Amazon.com has the game listed for a release on April 8th.

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Square Enix Reveals Final Fantasy X/X-2 Collector’s Edition

Posted on December 16, 2013 by Jason Nason

Square Enix today announced a Collector’s Edition for Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster for the PlayStation 3. The collector’s bundle will be available exclusively through the Square Enix Online Store, much like the previously announced Final Fantasy XIII Collector’s edition.

Enclosed within a hardcover artbook that comprises the PlayStation 3 system version of the game, the Collector’s Edition features 40 pages of imagery from the stunning world of Spira. Alongside five lithographs of iconic artwork and characters, the packaging will also include a Final Fantasy X HD Remaster Original Soundtrack – with more than six hours of music set to the game’s most memorable moments on a Blu-ray Disc.

This collector’s edition is exclusive for North America and will be sold exclusively at the Square Enix Online Store for $79.99.

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Soul Sacrifice Now Available On PlayStation Plus

Posted on November 26, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Did you miss out on Keiji Inafune’s last post mega man project, Soul Sacrifice? Sony has posted this latest Vita exclusive role-playing game for all PlayStation Plus subscribers to enjoy. We don’t know how long the game will be available so you should grab it as soon as possible – sometimes free games are available for a few months and other times they’re gone after only a few short weeks.

The install clocks in at about 1.8 GBs, so if you are still using one of the 4GB memory cards that often ships with the PlayStation Vita you might be in a bit of trouble.


Sine Mora Is The Latest Gratis Game on PlayStation Plus

Posted on October 28, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

The PlayStation Vita suffered a bit of a drought this past summer but now with new releases like Killzone: Mercenary & Dragon’s Crown on the shelves and YS just on the horizon, we finally have some new retail games to play. Well, Sony is upping the ante for those of us looking for digital games with the announcement that Grasshopper Manufacture’s 2012 shoot’em up Sine Mora will be available free of charge for PlayStation Plus subscribers starting tomorrow, provided you’ve got the space on your memory card.

Bullet hell shooters are nothing new but Sine Mora changes up the established formula with a different kind of health mechanic. Instead of a health meter, Sine Mora challenges players to complete stages within a given time limit and to add just a little bit more sweat to your brow – every time you take a hit the time limit just a little bit. With its colourful graphics and 5 different modes it sounds like Sine Mora has a lot of content and you can’t really beat the price of free!

Sine Mora was originally released in the Fall of 2012 and has ported to the PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, PC, Android / IOS and most recently the Ouya.

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PS Vita TV: Sony Considering Positive Western Response

Posted on September 21, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

During their TGS Pre-show Sony Japan announced a new set-top version of the PlayStation Vita aimed at the living room and now  SCEA CEO Andrew House has stated that the console manufacturer is ‘very encouraged’  by the excitement of western gamers.  This doesn’t confirm a western release but it is at least a small sign that at the executive level Sony is aware of western demand for this yet unreleased miniature PS Vita.

PS Vita TV is a small device, measuring 6.5CM X 10.5CM that contains the internal guts of a PlayStation Vita, Game Card/Memory Card slot and for the first time an HDMI port – something the 2011 PS Vita model sorely lacked.  Alongside the ability to play downloaded PSP/PS Vita and physical Vita Game Cards PS Vita TV can also access video streaming services such a Netflix, Hulu and the Japan only Tsutaya TV. Meaning that Sony’s latest piece of kit will combat with other streaming media boxes while offering a superior  library of games!

This little white box will start appearing under Japanese TVs on November 14th for around $150 USD. No official confirmation or date for a western or European release but with the PlayStation 4 launching in just two short months chances are we will see the PS Vita TV sometime in 2014.


Shantae Kickstarted Project to be Released on PS Vita

Posted on September 9, 2013 by Jason Nason

The folks at WayForward have announced today on their Kickstarter page that with Sony’s announcment of the newest model of PS VITA and PS VITA that the game they are fundraising for will also be released on Sony’s portable.

The release won’t be added as a stretch goal but will be included in the package as an option if the company makes their $400,000 fundraising goal.

“Hey folks, a lot of you have been asking for Half-Genie Hero on VITA. As it happens, the landscape of gaming has shifted somewhat today with Sony’s VITA TV announcement. In response, we’ve decided to port wfEngine to Vita as part of our “work-for-hire” business. What does this mean for Half-Genie Hero? Well, it means that we can include both VITA and VITA TV as part of our $400K funding goal. It’s not a Stretch Goal, just part of the package.”

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PS Vita Receives $50 Price Cut, Memory Cards Also Slashed

Posted on August 20, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Owning a PS Vita is about to get more financially feasible with the announcement of a $50 price cut across the board. In addition to the price cut for the system, Sony also revealed that the system’s proprietary memory cards would also see their price tags slashed.

If you already own a Vita but want to stock up on some extra memory cards the adjusted pricing is as follows: $14.99 for a 4GB stick, $19.99 for 8GB, $39.99 for 16GB and $79.99 for a 32GB memory card.

One last cool thing of note – this price cut not only affects existing models, but also previous bundles. So, if you can find the limited edition white Assassin’s Creed Vita bundle, which came with Assassin’s Creed: Liberation + a 4GB memory card, you are in for some extra savings!

Source: GameTrailers


Dragon’s Crown | Review

Posted on August 6, 2013 by Jason Fayta

Final Fight, Knights of the Round, The Punisher, The Simpsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men, Golden Axe, Double Dragon, and of course, Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara . . . any of these titles bring back memories–preferably fond ones? The beat’em up, as it’s so aptly referred to, is a genre that had its heyday in the ’90s, when arcades were still a thing, TGIF was the best damn night in television, and Star Wars: Episode I had yet to ruin everything. It was a genre, along with fighters, that dominated my childhood, and while the past few years have been kind to fighting fans, fans of  beat’em ups have had to sift through digital offerings for some of that mind-numbing, side-scrolling action.Read More


Final Fantasy X and X2 Getting HD Rerelease

Posted on March 25, 2013 by Jason Nason

Square Enix announced late last week that it will be releasing HD remastered editions of both Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 in 2013. Both games will be available for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita handheld.

“These games are classic fan-favorites, and we hope that new and old Final Fantasy fans can experience the world of Spira and the story of Tidus and Yuna in a brand-new light with these remastered editions,” said Yoshinori Kitase, producer of Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2.Read More


BioShock Vita Hasn’t Entered Active Development

Posted on February 26, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Remember the PlayStation Vita version of Bioshock? Well it won’t be happening until funding has been secured, according to series creative force Kevin Levine.

Originally reported by IGN, in a series of short rapid fire questions centered around various topics, Levine stated that the project is currently on hold. He also elaborated on why the PlayStation Move matters and gave his opinion on the recently revealed PlayStation 4.

Murmurs of Bioshock Vita began to circle at E3 2011 after the reveal of Sony’s latest handheld. Now that we know the game hasn’t even entered production perhaps it will face the same fate as the PSP iteration of The Elder Scrolls Oblivion, desired by fans but never fully realized.

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Sega Girls! New DLC for PS Vita

Posted on January 30, 2013 by Jason Nason

Sega fan website SGCafe has put up some screen capture from a recent livestream which detailed a new card pack for PS Vita “free-to-play” title Samurai & Dragons.

The first “Segakko 13” pack will contain personified images based on Sega’s home consoles. All thirteen such consoles are represented and artist Kei has turned all of the consoles into ‘anime girls.’Read More


Epix Coming Soon To PlayStation 3 And PlayStation Vita

Posted on January 3, 2013 by Broken Joysticks

Via the PlayStation blog, Sony Computer Entertainment of America annouced that the premium entertainment network EPIX will be coming to PS3 and PS Vita this year.

The service offers over 3000 classic and recently released films, concerts, sports, comedy specials, and original programming. Epix, which is currently available via cable, satellite  xbox 360 and others, will be a free download on PSN and subscribers will be able to instantly stream their content on their PS3 or PS Vita. Popular releases like Thor and The Hunger Games are among moves that will be offered. Epix will launch on PlayStation 3 this quarter while the app will be out on PS Vita in Spring 2013.


Ragnarok Odyssey | Review

Posted on December 9, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Everyone has their own vices when it comes to video games. Whether it is killing civilians in Grand Theft Auto or enjoying social media games, there’s a guilty pleasure you don’t really talk much about. My guilty pleasure has been mob grinding dungeon crawlers filled with lots of loot and potential upgrades for my character. Sure, it is a JRPG sub-genre that doesn’t get a lot of attention, but that is why I was so excited to hear that Xseed was bringing Ragnarok Odyssey to the West. Unfortunately, I haven’t been this disappointed with a game in quite sometime.Read More


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