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4:00 PM on 12.12.2014

The five best indie games at PlayStation Experience

With regard to games shown at last weekend's PlayStation Experience, Sony had two noticeable strengths: its first-party mega-titles and the projects of its ever-growing stable of independent developers. While PlayStation fans...

Brett Makedonski


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10:00 AM on 12.10.2014

Wow! Tron Bonne and Mega Man 8 are coming to the Japanese PSN

In addition to Mega Man Legends 2 and Mega Man X3, The Misadventures of Tron Bonne is one of the rarest Mega Man games there is. Thankfully, it's coming to the PSN in Japan, alongside of Mega Man 8 (one of...

Chris Carter



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PlayStation Experience was my favorite convention of the year
by Brett Makedonski

I've been to a lot of videogame conventions this year. From the relatively small BitSummit to the monstrosity that is gamescom, I've pretty much seen them all. I didn't think this past weekend's trip to Las Vegas would result in me saying this, but for better and for worse, I think Sony's PlayStation Experience was my favorite convention of the year.

Part of what makes that so surprising is that the event itself was surprising. Nobody really knew what to expect from the PlayStation Experience. How big would it be? What would the booths look like? Would third-party publishers show up in force? Would it be a ghost town? No one knew.

The doors to the show floor opened up just as Saturday morning's keynote ended, and we finally got a glimpse at the mysterious PlayStation Experience. At first, it was bustling. Everyone coming off the high of the keynote, and they just wanted to play some games. Attendance was probably at its peak in those moments. It didn't feel packed, but there was certainly a steady flow of people at all times.

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4:30 PM on 12.03.2014

Poll: Final Fantasy VII most wanted remake, Dragon Quest V favorite PlayStation game

Sony surveyed 10,000 Japanese PlayStation fans (via Gematsu) of all ages to decide the best PlayStation game over the past 20 years and Dragon Quest V took the top spot (Final Fantasy VII the second spot). Among res...

Steven Hansen



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What's your favorite PS1 game?
by Steven Hansen

The PlayStation 20th anniversary that spawned this limited edition, PS1-themed PS4 continues its nostalgia fest over at the PlayStation Blog, where developers like Tim Schafer (Double Fine), Neil Druckmann (Naughty Dog), and Keiji Inafune (Comcept) looking back at their favorite PS1 games.

Bless OlliOlli's creative director John Ribbins and Towerfall's Matt Thorson for the Bushido Blade inclusion. One of the PS1 games I still play on occasion. 

Snakes in the mail for everyone, though, because no one mentioned MediEvil (or Gundam Battle Assault 2) amidst mainstays like PaRappa the Rapper, Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid, and Final Fantasy VII. And Final Fantasy Tactics and Symphony of the Night and Tomb Raider and, look, there are a lot of good PS1 games. 

What about you folks? What PS1 games do you remember with fondness? 

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12:00 PM on 11.26.2014

Criminal Girls: Invite Only up for parole in February 2015

You may remember Criminal Girls: Invite Only as the game we covered back in July two different times where it was briefly suggested the game shouldn't be localized. But that's only because I didn't write the post, because I'm...

Brittany Vincent

5:30 PM on 11.25.2014

This seems to be the new David Jaffe game, and it looks fantastic

PlayStation Experience takes place in Las Vegas in early December, and it's sure to have plenty of announcements and surprises. One of those is getting teased today with a rabbit hole of information (starting with this noteb...

Brett Makedonski

2:00 AM on 11.13.2014

Sony celebrates 20 years of PlayStation with a video

Devil Dice! I wonder if I can find my original disc. And, hey, Sony actually acknowledging the Vita (also advertising the pink one on their Japanese YouTube page)! Less good than making more games for it, but, you know. Plus...

Steven Hansen



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Review: Freedom Wars
by Brett Zeidler

Ever since it came out in Japan earlier this year, Freedom Wars has been high on my list of anticipated releases. Being from the illustrious SCE Japan Studio, the game found success overseas as one of the Vita's answers to a lack of the market-leading Monster Hunter franchise, which jumped platforms with the advent of the Nintendo 3DS.

As a hunting game, Freedom Wars certainly stays true to the heart of the genre, but differentiates itself enough to claim its own spot among the giants.

 

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Review: Mind Zero
by Brittany Vincent

At a glance, it's easy to look at Mind Zero and compare it to the Persona series given its art style and the narrative advertised within early trailers and promotional materials. And you wouldn't be incorrect in declaring that it borrows several elements from the popular role-playing series.

Still, it's unfair to call Mind Zero a copycat when its most fundamental elements are much different from the Shin Megami Tensei spinoff. That doesn't mean the game is actually all that impressive, however. Acquire and ZeroDiv's Vita RPG features an interesting premise, but in the end it's a weaker product than those that obviously inspired it.

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5:00 PM on 10.23.2014

Tickets for PlayStation's Vegas community event on sale tomorrow

Sony recently announced the two day "PlayStation Experience" fan event. Tickets to the December 6-7 Las Vegas event are going on sale tomorrow.  There's going to be hands-on time for upcoming games, some brand new annou...

Steven Hansen





11:00 AM on 10.21.2014

Minecraft on PS Vita is the definitive portable version

You know what Minecraft is, your parents know what Minecraft is, and your grandparents just don't understand why that younger family member is on the iPad all the time. It's everywhere, but why has it never received a proper ...

Brett Zeidler



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Review: Fairy Fencer F
by Brittany Vincent

If you want to think outside the box, the role-playing genre may not be the perfect playground for you -- at least, when it comes to traditional Japanese titles, which generally confine themselves to a set of tried-and-true mechanics. For some, that’s acceptable. We know what we’re getting into, and what to expect. When it comes to Compile Heart’s latest, Fairy Fencer F, it’s clear that the company. famous for the Hyperdimension Neptunia series. went back to basics in order to tell its newest story of fairies, furies, and fencers.

Unfortunately, “back to basics” in this instance translates to a dull slog through menus, tutorials, and conversations interspersed with combat. And while the combat is enjoyable, there just isn’t enough of it to propel you through the slower parts.

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10:45 AM on 10.15.2014

It looks like Sony will be launching an official eSports league

Spanish site Gamereactor has details on what looks to be an official PlayStation League for eSports on the PS4. The PlayStation Official League initiative was created in Spain, with other countries following. The report says ...

Dale North

8:00 PM on 10.13.2014

PlayStation TV is out, wait, tomorrow?!

When PlayStation TV was first announced for Japan, I was fond of the device, at least conceptually, as someone who still doesn't own a PS Vita (sorry, Steven). But I haven't given the microconsole much thought since then -- i...

Jordan Devore

12:15 PM on 10.10.2014

PlayStation Experience Event takes place in December in Las Vegas

The very first PlayStation Experience will take place in Las Vegas on December 6 and 7. This is a community event that Sony says that they've been planning for awhile. A community event! Not some stuffy press event! Yes. It w...

Dale North