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9:00 AM on 05.18.2012

PSN adds pre-purchase feature for Sorcery

Are you excited about Sorcery? Can't wait to wave your arm around, over and over again? Do you have the money for it, and just can't wait to spend that son of a bitch? Well Sony has you covered, enabling Sorcery as the first ...

Jim Sterling

6:00 PM on 04.27.2012

Surreal adventure game Datura comes to PS3 on May 8

You remember hearing about Datura, right? It's that PlayStation 3 adventure game with a floating hand, an assortment of seemingly unconnected, bizarre sequences, and the pig. If you couldn't tell, I am struggling to describe...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 04.17.2012

Here's a story trailer for Sorcery

Well how about that? Some actual footage of Sorcery to serve as a lovely Tuesday treat. This new trailer details the story, complete as it is with "hilarious" child-safe humor and a talking animal with attitude. No, there's ...

Jim Sterling

11:00 AM on 04.12.2012

Cram these Sorcery screens up your magic arse

Sony's conjured up nine new screenshots for its upcoming PS Move game, Sorcery. I said "conjured" because it's a game about magic, and that was a funny joke. It's like a pun, or a play on words. Being good at words is what yo...

Jim Sterling

12:00 PM on 03.27.2012

Amazon Gold Box: 320GB PlayStation 3 and more

Amazon's Gold Box revolves around videogames today, including a daily deal on a 320GB PlayStation 3 for $259.99. I imagine many of you own the system by this point, so there are Lightning Deals as well. Here are the hints pro...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 03.19.2012

PlayStation Move bundle with two games now on sale

The PlayStation Move bundle with a PS Eye, motion controller, Sports Champions, and Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest normally goes for $99, but it's been temporarily reduced to $79. I never did get around to trying out the la...

Jordan Devore



Preview: Trying to make sense of Datura photo
Preview: Trying to make sense of Datura
by Jordan Devore

Datura is one of those games that compels you to share your in-game experience with friends as if you're telling a grand story about some meaningful feat you accomplished. For me personally, it tends to be exploration-centric games like Fallout: New Vegas that evoke such a response.

While Plastic Studios' latest project for PlayStation 3 is no open-world game in that sense, it does allow the player to walk around freely while trying to understand their unsettling surroundings. I suppose you could call this a modern adventure game, or something to that effect.

One thing is for sure: Datura is f*cking weird.

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12:00 PM on 03.07.2012

Sorcery finally coming to PS3 on May 22

The long-awaited Sorcery finally has a release date. Announced before the PlayStation Move was in stores, this waggle-fueled magic fest has been my sole reason for keeping Sony's glow-in-the-dark dildo around. At long last, S...

Jim Sterling



Preview: Swinging away with PS Move in MLB 12 The Show photo
Preview: Swinging away with PS Move in MLB 12 The Show
by Samit Sarkar

Sony San Diego experimented with motion controls in MLB 11 The Show last year, implementing basic PlayStation Move support in a fringe game mode, Home Run Derby. The inclusion of Move controls in a casual party game and nothing else seemed to speak volumes about their viability as an input method for a sports simulation. Of course they couldn’t get Move controls to work in the actual game; it’s just not feasible, I thought.

But the talented folks behind The Show have made a name for themselves by defying expectations, somehow making a beloved game better every year. This time, they’ve managed to make Move controls work throughout MLB 12 The Show. I recently spoke with senior designer Eddy Cramm, and when I asked him if he actually played MLB 12 with Move, he said without hesitation, “Oh, absolutely. I prefer it.”

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8:00 PM on 02.06.2012

Prime your Ecstasy Shot, Gal Gun demo on February 14

What better way to spend Valentine's Day than with the person you care about, playing a wacky PS3 Move game about shooting young girls into the throes of wild passion. Gal Gun will be hitting the Japanese PSN on February 14 ...

Jason Cabral

8:01 AM on 01.05.2012

House of the Dead 3 and 4 coming to PSN in HD

SEGA's first-person arcade horror shooter series, House of the Dead, is getting more of the HD treatment as the publisher has announced today that the third and fourth installments in the series will be coming to PlayStation...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:20 AM on 12.16.2011

Sony: Sorcery shows why Move is better than Wii, Kinect

Arguing over which motion controller is better? What year are we in again? Sony has said that its upcoming magic 'em up Sorcery will prove that the PlayStation Move is superior to both the Wii and Kinect, claiming that it's m...

Jim Sterling



Preview: PixelJunk 4am photo
Preview: PixelJunk 4am
by Samit Sarkar

The music/rhythm genre is full of experiences that a reductive person might call “performance simulators.” In essence, games like Rock Band lay out a track of notes to hit -- whether with your voice or a controller that resembles an instrument -- and reward you for how well you do it. But few games actually allow you to partake in the act of making music with controllers; even the track tinkering offered by DJ Hero had a fairly limited scope, aside from peppering a rap single with extra air horns and record scratches.

That’s not exactly surprising, since it’s hard to picture the DualShock as a music-making device. But one studio, Q-Games, looked at the PlayStation Move and saw its potential for use in a unique music creation experience. PixelJunk 4am, formerly known as PixelJunk Lifelike, is “not a game per se,” according to producer Matt Morton. Whatever you call it, it’s the most innovative and inventive interactive experience that I saw at last week’s PlayStation Holiday Showcase in New York.

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Preview: Sorcery photo
Preview: Sorcery
by Samit Sarkar

I imagine our Reviews Editor, Jim Sterling, isn’t alone in yearning for PlayStation Move-exclusive titles beyond the scope of minigame collections and tech demos. Sony announced one such game, Sorcery, back at E3 2010, but hasn’t shown much of it in the eighteen months since then.

I’m glad to be able to confirm that it still exists -- in fact, I played it last week at a PlayStation Holiday Showcase in New York. What I can’t yet say is whether it will turn out to have been worth the wait.

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9:00 AM on 11.25.2011

PS Move ships 9 million, only 1 million in half a year

Sony's boasted that the PlayStation Move shipped six million units since launch, although once again it declined to give any actual sales figures. Considering only a million units were shipped in the past six months, however,...

Jim Sterling



Review: Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest  photo
Review: Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest
by Jim Sterling

Let's get this out of the way immediately. Despite being a Sony-published PS3 exclusive, despite starring a skeleton with a sword, and despite the game's name, Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest has absolutely zero relation to the PlayStation classic MediEvil.

Hopefully, that has set your expectations low, because expecting too much from Deadmund's Quest is fairly easy, especially given how promising it looks. As one of the few action-adventure games in the PlayStation Move's library, it aims to be more than your usual collection of waggle-based minigames.

It's just a shame it didn't aim to be much more than that. Good job, Jeremy!

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