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3:45 PM on 11.07.2013

Pairing is caring: Knack co-op trailer teaches teamwork

Word on the streets is that Knack is deceptively hard. Everyone that gets their hands on it seems like they're dying way more than they expected. Maybe it's not kiddie's first game, after all. Luckily, you can summon a ...

Brett Makedonski


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.






Dying a decent amount in Knack photo
Dying a decent amount in Knack
by Steven Hansen

Sony threw a PlayStation 4 shindig this week and Knack was featured heavily. We were treated to a video, narrated live by PS4 architect and Knack director Mark Cerny, with a lot of the gameplay sliced out in order to focus on the narrative, which hasn't been the biggest focal point of late.

Then, behind us, were several different demo stations for Knack. Jonathan Blow's sprawling, enigmatic The Witness, which was my favorite game of E3, had one, watched over by Blow himself. The fabulous Resogun, too, had one. With Cerny taking time out of an assuredly busy schedule to talk about Knack, I guess they wanted to make sure we'd have a chance to play it.

So, play I did. I like it a little better than I did before, partly because I understand it better.

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12:00 PM on 09.19.2012

TGS: This Puppeteer trailer will pull your heartstrings

When Grasshopper Manufacture showed off its platformer-in-a-puppet-show Black Knight Sword at TGS last year, I thought, "Well, that sure is a neat idea." But then it never came out, and now here's a game that takes the same ...

Allistair Pinsof



Resistance: Burning Skies is ready to set the Vita ablaze photo
Resistance: Burning Skies is ready to set the Vita ablaze
by Abel Girmay

With a relatively thin PlayStation 3 launch line-up, Resistance: Fall of Man was a saving grace for early adopters. Almost six years later, the Resistance franchise has gone on to be a critical mainstay for Sony's systems. With Insomniac no longer at the helm, the Resistance franchise continues under Sony's stewardship. Resistance: Burning Skies is the first big test to see if the series can go on without its original auteur.

From what I've seen recently, yes, it most definitely can. Burning Skies maintains what makes Resistance, well, Resistance. Crazy guns and a heavy, desolate atmosphere are all as present in Burning Skies as in past entries. The multiplayer did leave something to be desired, but the total package is shaping up to be a real treat for fans.

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Review: MLB 11 The Show photo
Review: MLB 11 The Show
by Samit Sarkar

Keeping annualized sports franchises fresh year after year is an unenviable task, especially within the constraint of a ten- or eleven-month development cycle. Generally, sports-game developers endeavor to bring a few important improvements or additions to a series without overhauling the entire product; that’s usually all that can be done in less than a year.

Sony San Diego is one of the best sports developers where consistency is concerned; its MLB The Show series is, year in and year out, one of the best sports games available. The studio has revamped The Show this time around, adding analog-stick controls to MLB 11 -- a risky proposition for any developer. Did they pull it off?

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Hands-on: MotorStorm: Apocalypse photo
Hands-on: MotorStorm: Apocalypse
by Max Scoville

When I first saw MotorStorm: Pacific Rift a couple years ago, I rolled my eyes. At a glance, it looked like one of those super-fast racing-inspired games for loud children. While I wasn’t terribly wrong with that assessment, it quickly became one of my favorite racing games.

Last week, I got to play MotorStorm: Apocalypse. I’d seen the trailer a while back, and I was pretty impressed with the idea of racing monster trucks through a post-apocalyptic wasteland. But did it explode my brain off with its awesomeness?

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7:30 PM on 02.07.2011

MLB 11 'Yankee Killer' trailer has revisionist history

Sony has just released a new trailer for MLB 11 The Show, and this one features Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer, who is on the cover of the game for the second year in a row. I wasn't aware that Mauer's performance against...

Samit Sarkar

11:00 PM on 01.28.2011

MLB 11 The Show has one-button controls for the disabled

Here's a story that will warm your heart. Thanks to its ongoing relationship with a disabled gamer, Sony San Diego has added a special difficulty level to this year's iteration of its annual baseball series, MLB 11 The Show. ...

Samit Sarkar



Review: MLB 10 The Show photo
Review: MLB 10 The Show
by Samit Sarkar

Simulation sports games have a doubly difficult job: not only are they tasked with delivering a realistic playable version of a particular sport, but they also must present an experience that looks and sounds like a television broadcast of that sport. Sony’s MLB The Show series has excelled in both areas for years. But because sports games come out on an annual basis, consumers demand even more -- each new iteration must be markedly different from, and better than, its predecessors.

How much innovation does MLB 10 The Show bring to baseball games? What does it improve upon from MLB 09? The answers to these questions, and more, are after the jump.

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8:20 AM on 01.26.2010

MLB 10 The Show classic stadiums are pre-order bonus DLC

In my December preview of MLB 10 The Show, I mentioned that the game will include a number of classic stadiums that are new to the MLB The Show franchise, such as the Polo Grounds and Forbes Field. The fact sheet for the game...

Samit Sarkar

11:20 AM on 01.15.2010

Building towns and beat-downs in White Knight Chronicles

I don't know if you guys have heard about this game. It's called White Knight Chronicles. Ring a bell? It does?! No way! I'm just, you know, surprised that you would even remember this thing. When was it announced? Like 2005?...

Ben Perlee





10:00 PM on 01.07.2010

Joe Mauer cover for MLB 10 The Show unveiled, out March 2

Sony has released the final box art for MLB 10 The Show, and it’s ... very blue. You can check out the full cover image, featuring AL MVP Joe Mauer, in the gallery below. While it’s nice to see a cover design that...

Samit Sarkar

7:00 PM on 12.19.2009

Back of MLB 10 The Show box confirms what we told you

Earlier this week, I gave you a first-look, hands-on preview of MLB 10 The Show. In it, I discussed some of the improvements and additions that Sony San Diego is bringing to the game, including the new Catcher Mode, a better ...

Samit Sarkar

10:00 PM on 12.17.2009

AL MVP Joe Mauer is the MLB 10 The Show cover athlete

Sony’s finally taking the MLB The Show cover out of the Northeast. Joe Mauer, the 2009 American League Most Valuable Player, will grace the cover of MLB 10 The Show, the next iteration in Sony San Diego’s acclaime...

Samit Sarkar



Preview: MLB 10 The Show photo
Preview: MLB 10 The Show
by Samit Sarkar

Thanks to two straight stellar games, the MLB The Show series has cemented itself as the best baseball simulation available by far. MLB 09 The Show managed to sell 305,000 copies in March 2009 on the PS3, coming in at #6 on the month’s NPD list, even though the game wasn’t available on any other platform. That’s the surest sign of all that developer Sony San Diego is doing something right, and the studio hopes to continue that success with MLB 10 The Show, due out next March.

Sony showed the game to the press for the first time at an event in New York City last week. I played a game in the beautifully rendered new Yankee Stadium against Eric Levine, Product PR Manager at Sony, who chose the Philadelphia Phillies. Hit the jump for the skinny on what’s new in MLB 10 The Show, as well as the problems from years past that it addresses -- including one of my biggest pet peeves.

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10:00 PM on 11.14.2009

Winners of LittleBigPlanet Art Game Jam Session announced

Earlier this week, Sony made an announcement that they would be holding another LittleBigPlanet Art Game Jam Session, this time for the PSP. Five teams of students from the School of Game Design from the Academy of Art Instit...

Ben Perlee