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4:30 PM on 02.17.2014

This PS+ commercial is super neat, but makes me sad

How are yous guys enjoying your "next gen mulitplayer," eh? Buzzwords aside, it's nice to see Sony talking multiplayer with this PlayStation Plus TV spot. Of course, it would be nicer if it was expressly couch co-op, which i...

Steven Hansen

4:53 PM on 02.10.2014

PS4: 100 games are coming in calendar year 2014

John Koller, vice president of marketing at Sony, released some metrics to the press today in Santa Monica at a seasonal kickoff event. He started with the big number: 4.2 million PS4 units have been sold globally so far, mak...

Dale North



The newest batch of PlayStation Plus freebies is amazing photo
The newest batch of PlayStation Plus freebies is amazing
by Steven Hansen

Not happy with a free copy of BioShock Infinite a couple weeks back? Well, Sony is showing PlayStation Plus users the love come February with a showing more engorged than usual.

Spooky horror game Outlast is free on the PS4 side of things, keeping with the trend of the best PS4 games being ones you don't even have to pay for.

Some excellent under the radar games from last year are coming to PS3 in the form of Metro: Last Light, Remember Me, and Payday 2. The first two are some neat, different games -- great choices if you missed them amongst the bigger releases. Payday 2 is also quite fabulous and hopefully an injection of new people playing the freebie will pump up the multiplayer element.

Lastly, Vita owners get Street Fighter X Tekken and ModNation Racers: Road Trip. I'll give the former a whirl, at least. Damn fine haul overall.

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3:00 AM on 01.29.2014

Curve's four game PlayStation bundle is a great deal

Looking for something to play on your PS3 or Vita? Maybe both? Curve Studios is bundling four good games at the budget price of $15. $13.49 for PlayStation Plus members. All four games are Cross Buy as well, meaning you get access to the PS3 and Vita versions. Not bad. The four titles in question are Proteus, Thomas Was Alone, Lone Survivor, and Stealth Inc.

Steven Hansen

1:00 AM on 01.29.2014

Ken Kutaragi receiving Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC

The "Father of PlayStation" Ken Kutaragi is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to gaming during the Game Developers Choice Awards. The ceremony takes place on March 19 starting at 6:30PM Pacif...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:00 PM on 01.28.2014

PlayStation Now beta invites are rolling out, uh, now

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:30 PM on 01.28.2014

The Firemen 2 coming to PSOne Classics

MonkeyPaw Games is continuing to release PlayStation games previously unavailable in North America through PlayStation Network and their next title, The Firemen 2: Pete and Danny, launched today. It is playable on PlayStatio...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:15 PM on 01.28.2014

Source claims PS1/PS2 games to be playable on PS4

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 ...

Alasdair Duncan

10:00 AM on 01.18.2014

Custom PS3 hardware built to run PlayStation Now

To help power it's recently announced PlayStation Now streaming service, Sony has developed new PS3 technology -- according to sources close to the project. The proprietary hardware consists of eight custom console units...

Wesley Ruscher

4:45 PM on 01.13.2014

MonkeyPaw is bringing Tomba! 2 and five others to PSN

MonkeyPaw Games has more Japanese import games lined up for release on PlayStation Network this year. The company's six-week Retro Rush event kicks off tomorrow with Double Dragon (the fighting game spinoff), and there will b...

Jordan Devore



PlayStation 14 for '14 sale has something you want photo
PlayStation 14 for '14 sale has something you want
by Steven Hansen

Enslaved for as low as $5? How can you pass that up? Make amends for not buying that gem the first time around. It's a lovely game. Puppeteer for $7, down from $40? You couldn't shut me up about that gorgeous platformer last year and still no one bought it. To spite me, probably.

This is a heck of a sale, especially for PlayStation Plus users. Cool, smaller titles like Rain, Spelunky, and Thomas Was Alone for Steam-sale pittance. Full disc releases like Tales of Xillia and Puppeteer cut to ten bucks and under. You can finally buy some games for your Vita.

The 14 for '14 sale will run from January 14 (hah!) to January 20. Check all the PS3 and Vita deals below.

What are you buying? I might actually want to try that new Sly Cooper.

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Review: Zen Pinball 2 (PS4) photo
Review: Zen Pinball 2 (PS4)
by Brett Zeidler

You've no doubt run into at least one of Zen Studios' pinball platforms by now, appearing on virtually every current device out there that can play games (the only exception being Xbox One as of right now). They hit it big over the years with numerous licensed and original tables such as Star Wars, Marvel, Plants vs. Zombies, Ninja Gaiden, and Street Fighter, with many more surely on their way for 2014.

After landing on the Wii U last year, the PlayStation 4 is the next current-gen system to get the pinball treatment from Zen Studios in the form of Zen Pinball 2. Those who have checked out any past incarnation know what to expect, but newcomers are definitely in for a treat should they jump in -- which they absolutely should.

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9:30 PM on 01.09.2014

10 things you need to know about PlayStation Now

Sony delivered details on its Gaikai-based game streaming service, PlayStation Now, at CES. This PlayStation Access overview sums up the most useful tidbits we know about the service at this time, According to Dale, it alrea...

Steven Hansen



PlayStation Now hands-on impressions photo
PlayStation Now hands-on impressions
by Dale North

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.

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4:45 PM on 01.07.2014

PS4 software sales reach over 9.7 million since launch

The PlayStation 4 has sold 4.2 million units since it was launched. To go along with that figure, Sony also announced that software sales have reached 9.7 million copies worldwide between retail and digital. Top sellers inclu...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Sony's streaming game service is PlayStation Now photo
Sony's streaming game service is PlayStation Now
by Jordan Devore

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.

Through this service, PS1, PS2, and PS3 games will be playable over the internet on PS3, PS4, PS Vita, and also on devices like tablets, smartphones, and televisions. Even non-PlayStation devices will eventually support PS Now.

The service will allow users to rent on a per-game basis, or subscribe with a currently undisclosed plan. The beta program for PS Now is launching at the end of this month in the US. Pending the finer details and the actual experience, I'm eager to try this out.

PlayStation Now Streaming Game Service Coming this Summer [PlayStation Blog]

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