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Cartoon violence
Animaniacs was all trios and duos (and one solo sexy rat thing) playing off each other for comedy and I couldn't help but think of the Buttons and Mindy skits while playing MonsterBag. Mindy would toddle off into harm's way, ... read feature

Shovel Knight

Get Shovel Knight on the PSN if you haven't already


Though it may not be worth a double-dip
Apr 22
Shovel Knight has arrived this week on the PSN, bringing Cross-Buy and Cross-Save promotions to the PS3, PS4, and Vita platforms. I had a chance to test out all three, and although the justification for buying it again is very slim, it's no doubt the best version yet. read
Progression spoilers
You've seen the teasers for Kratos' reveal for the PSN version of Shovel Knight -- no surprises there. But how you actually unlock him is another beast entirely, so beware of spoilers ahead for a rather cryptic meth... read feature

Japanese indie games!

Playism is localizing doujin games for PS4, Vita


Astebreed, Croixleur Sigma, and more coming west in 2015
Apr 21
Good news for fans of Japanese indie games: Playism is bringing its wares to consoles.  We've known this was happening for a while, but now it's official. The company has announced plans to localize a number of Japanese ... read
Elan Vita
I was real into OlliOlli 2 last month. Skate was a surprise, that I could actually still enjoy a skateboarding game in the post Pro Skater world and OlliOlli 2, Roll7's demade 2D skater, served as a second surprise. The emba... read feature

Persona 4: DAN

Persona 4: Dancing All Night's cast is dressed to impress in this new trailer


As expected, Nanako is freaking adorable
Apr 17
I know we're all waiting patiently for Persona 4: Dancing All Night's US release date, but a new trailer is almost as exciting. This second official trailer offers a look at some choice dance moves from different member... read
Pirate Warriors 3

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is the craziest One Piece game yet


Quad-character supers
Apr 17
Omega Force isn't always known for innovation, but occasionally, it'll surprise just about anyone. As the developer of countless Warriors subfranchises, this group knows a thing or two about beat-'em-ups, and the One Pie... read
PSN Flash sale

Feel like spending money? This PSN Flash Sale can help with that


112 games to drop cash on
Apr 17
Sony's kicked the weekend off a bit prematurely with one of its patented Flash sales. The "Flash" part doesn't means it'll be over quick though, because this one runs through Monday morning. Maybe it alludes to how suddenly i... read
Super Time Force

Super Time Force lands more PlayStation characters


Coming soon to PS4 and PS Vita with Cross-Buy
Apr 16
Be honest: if you were putting together an intergalactic team of time travelers to help save the universe and also destroy it a little bit, you'd enlist Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida. His Twitter game is tha... read
Sayonara Umihara Kawase

Sayonara Umihara Kawase+ hooks onto PS Vita next week


Original Umihara Kawase included!
Apr 15
The newly remastered version of Sayonara Umihara Kawase, the grappling hook platformer which originally launched on the 3DS two years ago, will be making its way onto PS Vita on April 21. The remaster will feature updated gr... read
Hotline Miami art

This Japanese Hotline Miami art is sick as hell


In the face of evil
Apr 15
Danganronpa maker Spike Chunsoft is publishing Hotline Miami: Collected Edition, a localized bundle of the original gorefest and its thumping sequel Wrong Number, in Japan this year. Ahead of its June 25 release for PS4 and PS Vita, here's the bundle's slick promo art and logo. You've earned a new fan today, @b0neface. [Via Shane Bettenhausen] read
Damn if it doesn't feel good to beat up Naruto as Goku
It doesn't take an otaku to see the appeal of J-Stars Victory Vs+. It features a host of famous anime characters, from Kenshin to Goku to Naruto. It's like the Marvel vs. Capcom of Shōnen Jump properties, a mag... read feature

Brandish Dark Revenant

XSEED just released this new PSP RPG in Europe


At long last!
Apr 15
Brandish: The Dark Revenant is out now across Europe, XSEED Games announced today. It's been more than half a decade since the classic role-playing game was originally remade on PlayStation Portable, but as I said in my revie... read
Titan Souls

One last Titan Souls trailer to prepare you for your journey


Well, it won't really prepare you
Apr 14
Let's face it: Nothing can adequately prepare you for the undertaking that Titan Souls presents. Every bit of pre-exposure is nothing more than wishful thinking. Because, when you come face to face with those towering m... read
ATLUS

Atlus USA publishing Vita RPG Dungeon Travelers 2


Coming to North America this summer and Europe by fall
Apr 14
Atlus USA just announced plans to localize Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster Seal, a PlayStation Vita-exclusive role-playing game "for dungeon crawling fan-service devotees."   ... read
In the shadow of Shadow of the Colossus
I've always clamored for the all-boss-fights game. Shadow of the Colossus, an inescapable inspiration here, did it right and others have done it wrong, like Prince of Persia (2008), but I love the idea of removing fluff encou... read feature

Deals

NewEgg discounts PS Vita and Wii U bundles up to $40 off


Can't sell consoles on your own site? Dump them for cheap on eBay
Apr 10
Sure, NewEgg is mostly known as a computer parts retailer, but this weekend it is selling some cheap consoles on its eBay Store page. There is the Wii U Deluxe Bundle with Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land discounted by $40, along with the Borderlands 2 PlayStation Vita Bundle slashed by $30. Two decent discounts for two systems that don't get quite enough love. read
Resident Evil Vita

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 creeps to Vita in summer


Some online features delayed to hasten the release
Apr 10
Resident Evil Revelations 2 is on its way to PlayStation Vita this summer, according to Sony. The Vita version will contain all four episodes packaged with any downloadable content released up to that point, aside from consum... read
Born on third thinking it hit a triple
The Giants have won and lost back to back one-run ballgames to open the 2015 baseball season. They lost a starting pitcher and right fielder to the DL, scratched a first baseman and another starter with injury, called up a ro... read feature

Persona 4 Vita

Persona 4's best character (also, Kanji) get Dancing All Night trailers


Kanji likes boys
Apr 06
Oh maaaaaaaan. I am only ever dancing as Chie in the yellow Bruce Lee Game of Death jumpsuit. Criminal to only show that off for like four seconds (:58). Either don't show it all and leave it a lovely surprise, or parade that thing around like it's a bright yellow jumpsuit. Oh. Kanji dances, too, I guess. I think his default costume is background character in House of Pain's "Jump Around" video. read
Vita lawsuit

Get your free games, PSN credit, or cash from PlayStation Vita's class action settlement


You have until June 29
Apr 06
Did you buy a PlayStation Vita before June 1, 2012? You might be able to get $25 in PSN credit or cash, or one of three kind of horrible game packages that are all technically valued above $50, thanks to Sony settling in a la... read
Retro City Rampage

Retro City Rampage DX gets a boxed edition for PS Vita


Time to rise from your grave, Player
Apr 05
When Retro City Rampage was earlier in development, its creator Brian Provinciano printed up some promotional materials that looked like Sega Master System and Nintendo Entertainment System boxes. That wasn't just a cute mark... read
La-Mulana EX

La-Mulana EX is nirvana for punishing game enthusiasts


Alternatively, 'Spelunking for Masochists'
Apr 04
There's a certain thrill to a game that punishes you for attempting to best it, as Bloodborne and Souls series fans can attest to. That's why there happen to be so many of them cropping up here and there, especially over the ... read
PS Plus

Heads up: Woah Dave! is free with PS Plus again


PS4 and PS Vita
Apr 03
We heard about April's PlayStation Plus games earlier this week but here's another late addition: Woah Dave! from Choice Provisions. The penny-collecting, alien-dodging, egg-throwing arcade game was free for subscribers back ... read
DRAGON QUEST

Square Enix announces Dragon Quest Heroes 2


Terendum tempus
Apr 02
Dragon Quest Heroes II is in production for PS4, Vita, and PS3, Square Enix announced today. Well, that was fast. Square Enix just released Dragon Quest Heroes in Japan a few weeks a ago and the publisher already has a follow... read
Uncy Herb

Now batting, Herb Guy


Uncy Herb
Apr 01
I'm still playing MLB 15 The Show for our review. Instead of going to my PS3, uploading my Road to the Show shortstop to the Cloud, then importing it into my PS4, I stayed put (they're in different places) and made a new pit... read
PlayStation Plus

Ooh, April's PlayStation Plus lineup has Never Alone


And Killzone Mercenary for all you PS Vita party people
Mar 31
April's free-game lineup for PlayStation Plus subscribers is full of titles I intend to play (or so I tell myself) but haven't gotten around to just yet. Never Alone, that wondrous folklore-inspired platformer about a young I... read
MLB 15 review?

Where's our MLB 15 The Show review? (Royals suck edition)


Sony provided release date, PS4 code
Mar 31
PlayStation's baseball monopoly continues this year with the consistently good MLB 15 The Show (PS3, PS4, Vita). That does come with more caveats than ever this year. Online servers seem to be shutting down for the previous ... read
Forgotten Memories

Forgotten Memories iOS debut on April 23, watch the launch trailer now!


Wii U, Vita, Android, and PC will have to wait an ickle bit longer
Mar 30
As you may recall, Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities came out of near-nowhere with its Silent Hill 2 cast additions, after several years off the development grid. If you're still wondering what Guy Cihi's delightf... read
Verging on greatness
It seems like a foregone conclusion when looking at Axiom Verge that comparisons are going to be made to Metroid. It is, without doubt, similar in more ways than it differs from Nintendo's iconic franchise. The differences matter, though, and Axiom Verge merges classic environment design with new mechanical twists, producing a game that feels both familiar and fresh at the same time. read feature

Valkyrie Drive

Valkyrie Drive is Marvelous' next Senran Kagura


Kenichiro Takaki's latest looks like more of the same
Mar 30
Marvelous recently announced Valkyrie Drive, a three-pronged multimedia project about teenage girls who can transform into weapons. Now that's taking objectification to a whole new level. In addition to an anime series a... read
One Piece

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is getting a special edition in Europe


Bandai Namco loves the EU
Mar 30
When One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 arrives in Europe, the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game will be getting a special edition. How special? Well, a certain character will grace you with his presence inside the box in figur... read






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