After a tense will-they-or-won't-they run, Harmonix's Kickstarter for a revival of cult classic music game Amplitude has been funded. At the time of this post, the current amount raised by backers is $777,219, with a funding ... read
Electronic Arts said last month that it was working to find a solution to the GameSpy Technology shutdown on May 31, 2014 that will mean the end of online functionality, including multiplayer, for a number of titles that rely... read
[Update: It's up now! $9.99. Go, go, go!]
I laughed hard at the featured comment yesterday on our story on the mystery game that Atlus would be bringing to the PlayStation Network today. Why? Because Destructoid community mem... read
If you're a North American gamer with a PlayStation 3 and you pass on buying one of the platform's best exclusives, Tokyo Jungle, we can't be friends. It and a bunch of other games -- some good, some less good -- are marked d... read
Naughty Dog will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year and in doing so, there will be "several anniversary announcements happening over the coming months."
The first is a collaboration with Dark Horse Comics on The Art of ... read
Atlus re-releasing action role-playing game digitally on PS3
// Kyle MacGregor
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army will make its digital debut on PlayStation 3 next week, the PlayStation Blogcast reports.
Unlike the vast majority of MegaTen games, the Raidou Kuzunoh... read
We have a better idea at how PlayStation Now will exactly work thanks to an error that appeared on the PlayStation Store. PSNStores noticed they were able to rent Catherine, with a 1 day, 7 day, and 30 day options available. ... read
Growlanser: Heritage of War is taking the fight to PlayStation Network next week, the sultry raconteurs of the PlayStation Blogcast have revealed.
The tactical role-playing game initially launched in North America b... read
Whet your appetite for Deception IV with this PS2 Classic
// Kyle MacGregor
Trapt is coming to PlayStation Network next week, according to the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast.
A spiritual successor to Tecmo's Deception series, the strategy action title initially released on PlayS... read
The PlayStation Now streaming services that will let you play PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 3 games over the internet on your PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and other supported devices such as t... read
Backwards compatibility for older titles said to be through emulation
// Alasdair Duncan
Sony's streaming solution to backwards compatibility has only been confirmed for PlayStation 3 titles but a source has told Eurogamer that PS1 and PS2 games will eventually be playable on the PS4. However, they won't be part ... read
Jan 07 //
What's neat about the particular Bravia television I tried The Last of Us on was that it features Bluetooth connectivity so that the DualShock 3 controllers can connect directly. Being a connected TV is what enables it to support PS Now. There's no other kind of background magic going on.
I suspect that the bigger the TV, the more you'll be bothered by the compression artifacts that this streaming tech causes. This 60-inch 4K set showed some blurry blobs in a Beyond:Two Souls cutscene. The darker scenes of The Last of Us also seemed to block out a bit.
It's not necessarily harder to see your way around, but the dark colors don't do the tech any favors. Those seeking out find details and bright colors will be a bit disappointed. But we're nowhere near deal breaker territory here.
God of War: Ascension looked great, even right up on the screen. And it's not like Beyond and The Last of Us looked bad. It looks just as you'd except -- like a streaming game. When you boil it all down, you're probably not looking for streaming evidence why you're playing. Or at least you shouldn't be.
With the Vita, you’ll have to work hard to find visual issues. The small screen does streaming play a lot of favors. It's hard to see the loss of detail, and the hit to color isn't as severe. Puppeteer looked really nice, and I think I'd rather play The Last of Us on the Vita after trying the two side by side. God of War: Ascension looked good enough that I forgot I was playing a streaming game. I don't know that I could say the same thing about the Bravia setup.
More importantly, everything I tried played wonderfully. Both the Vita and Bravia setups played well enough that there's really nothing to talk about here. It is actually easy to not be impressed because it works exactly as you'd expect. Responsive, lag free, and totally without incident -- flawless. It remains to be seen if we'll see as respectable performance over wireless and Internet connections. And we have yet to try mobile and tablet play.
I feel like, no matter the situation, Gaikai's tech will be good enough for me to enjoy all of the old PlayStation RPGs via PS Now. Action and arcade may not fare as well. We'll see. A closed beta for Now will kick off at the end of the month. Launch date, cost, and other details are further off.
Both Vita and Bravia TV Sony set up a media mixer today outside of CES to let us get a better look at PlayStation Now, their new streaming technology they announced this morning. The same games were available on the Vita and Bravia television demo stations: God of War: Ascension, Puppeteer, The Last of Us, and Beyond: Two Souls. read feature
Backwards compatibility arrives this summer in the US Revealed by Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House at CES 2014, the company's Gaikai-powered cloud gaming service is called PlayStation Now, and it's coming sooner than anticipated -- this summer in the United States.
T... read feature
Resident Evil: Outbreak and the sequel File #2 can both be played online with other players once again. Capcom had shutdown the servers long ago, but dedicated fans were able to reverse-engineer custom made servers. The catch... read
If you're like me and you're not playing Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Dragon Quest X, or Final Fantasy XI, but you're a series fan, skip right ahead to the gallery for some novel fan service. Look at the tiny golem! Loo... read
Co-op adventure from Dark Souls studio arrives on PS3 this week
// Kyle MacGregor
The Adventures of Cookie & Cream is coming to PlayStation Network this week, according to the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast.
Created by Dark Souls studio From Software, The Adventures of Cookie & Cr... read
Oh look, it's time for more Indigo Prophecy! This time around, we get racist in a bookstore (again), we play basketball by watching basketball and pressing buttons, we push a wheelchair, and we play Simon Says while cutscenes have all the fun.
Indigo Prophecy thrills us all. read feature
This is racist, right?
On today's thrilling adventure into David Cage's mental brainspace, we kick the crap out good friends, we get claustrophobic while trying to do our job, and we get very quiet and guilty when lots and lots of racism happens.
Also, crap stealth and some other things. read feature
My theory of a Deadman CD collection
In this thrilling installment of Indigo Prophecy, we drink water, play the guitar, punch a bag, play the guitar, and listen to more Theory of a Deadman. The fun literally never ends. It will never end. The fun is literally going on forever.
It's gonna move! read feature
Living my pawn's life
I fiddle with the temperature knob and get murderous as I play Quantic Dream's true classic, Indigo Prophecy. Laugh along as we murder people in bathrooms, interrogate distraught women, and listen to music about women doin' ya wrong.
Oh Theory of a Deadman. You scallywags! read feature
Heavenly Guardian joins the myriad of PlayStation 2 Classics available on PlayStation Network this week. A scrolling shooter initially released in 2008 for PS2 and Nintendo Wii, the title is something of a spiritual successor... read
Spooky PS2 Classic comes back from the grave this Tuesday
// Kyle MacGregor
Fatal Frame III: The Tormented is coming to PlayStation Network this week. The spine-chilling third chapter in Tecmo's survival horror series is a mix of old and new, featuring the series' trademark Camera Obscura, some famil... read
In a chat with Polygon, Rockstar Games' Dan Houser said that he'd be down for another Bully. "I know I want to," the co-founder stated. "Well, hopefully, you never know. There's a lot of directions I could go with that one, ... read
Tomorrow's PlayStation Store update will add two games to the Instant Game Library for PlayStation Plus members. The new freebies are Ico and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PSP and Vita). I'd also point out that... read
Capcom Fighting Evolution is hitting PlayStation Network next week, the sweet-sounding raconteurs of the PlayStation Blogcast have revealed.
Widely viewed as a disappointment, the crossover fighting game lifts chara... read
Strategy role-player joins PlayStation 2 Classics line
// Kyle MacGregor
Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity is making the jump to PlayStation Network this week. A vintage Atlus title originally released for the PlayStation 2 nearly a decade ago, the strategy role-playing game was developed by the t... read
"To Zanarkudo Valley" melds Ocarina of Time with FFX
// Tony Ponce
["Tidus vs. Link" by lordrogersmith6485]
The Asian sensation, the Super Piano Brothers, have been delivering stirring piano renditions and medleys of our favorite classic game tunes for around half a year now. Their latest ta... read
The PlayStation Access channel has been doing a great job of building up hype for the upcoming launch of the PlayStation 4. Their latest video is no different, as it takes a bunch of games from across PlayStation's history a... read