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1:30 PM on 12.15.2014

Maybe just steer clear of The Order: 1886's police station

Ready at Dawn released a new trailer this morning imploring prospective The Order: 1886 players to "join the London police." Before you rush into things headfirst, take one minute to watch what happens to those law...

Brett Makedonski


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The five best indie games at PlayStation Experience photo
The five best indie games at PlayStation Experience
by Brett Makedonski

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 finally got the chance to go hands-on with the publisher's biggest names like The Order: 1886 and Bloodborne, it was the indies along the length of the entire side wall where the true gems could be found.

In that sense, PlayStation Experience stepped right in line with all the year's other conventions; in relatively small crowds, players got to move from station to station, and fell in love with new games that they knew little-to-nothing about. Checking out the giant booths is all fine and fun, but ask anyone and they'll tell you that talking to passionate indie devs about their games and playing it at their small, humbling exhibits is the glue that holds community shows together.

These were Destructoid's favorite indie games at PlayStation Experience.

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The Vita needs more games like Freedom Wars photo
The Vita needs more games like Freedom Wars
by Chris Carter

At every Sony event this year, the portable rhetoric was identical -- the Vita is getting games, but they're ports, or in rare cases, multi-platform releases of existing games.

As an original Vita and 32GB memory card owner since day one, I will be the first to tell you that I love playing it when I feel compelled to do so. I'm so glad that I was an early adopter and got to keep that OLED screen, as it's one of the best portable experiences I've ever had. I enjoyed exclusives like Tearaway and Gravity Rush for months on end. It was awesome.

Then the games stopped. The Vita still gets the occasional unique game like Toukiden: The Age of Demons, but for the most part, it loses exclusives these days. I'm not against ports and sometimes the Vita is my preferred method of playing them, but the platform is not sustainable without system sellers and exclusives.

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2:15 PM on 12.10.2014

Remastered Grim Fandango looks great, out next month

I know a skeleton of people are waiting to play this, what with it being a chore to track down a playable copy of the classic adventure game. And now we get an even more playable, modernized version with nicer textures and s...

Steven Hansen



PlayStation Experience was my favorite convention of the year photo
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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8:00 AM on 12.08.2014

LittleBigPlanet 3 celebrates the PlayStation Anniversary

LittleBigPlanet is a pretty special franchise to me, and I'm glad Sony has allowed it to stay around for so long. Compliments of LittleBigPlanet 3's new engine, you can get a quick look at some other Sony franchise...

Chris Carter

2:30 PM on 12.06.2014

Persona 5 is definitely coming in 2015, you guys

During the PlayStation Experience keynote in Las Vegas today, Atlus USA confirmed that Persona 5 will indeed be dropping on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in 2015. We pretty much knew this already, but official announce...

Brittany Vincent

2:10 PM on 12.06.2014

Fat Princess Adventures is coming to the PS4

Sony has announced that Fat Princess Adventures is the next piece of the Fat Princess saga. It will appear on the PlayStation 4, and no real release date was given. It seems like it's no longer solely based on cast...

Chris Carter

1:05 PM on 12.06.2014

Kill Strain is a free-to-play shooter in the works from Sony

Sony announced Kill Strain at their PlayStation Experience event today, to thunderous roars of applause. It will be developed by their San Diego studio and will feature "5v2v5" combat by way of a top-down viewpoint....

Chris Carter



Catch 15 full minutes of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End gameplay photo
Catch 15 full minutes of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End gameplay
by Chris Carter

Sony started off with a bang with a live demo for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, which you can check out above. It's a full 15 minute demo complete with live gameplay, which includes a fateful encounter with Drake and the floor.

It looks...very Uncharted, which is both good and bad, I guess. You'll see lots of stealth gameplay and full-on shooter sections alongside of the beautiful new engine -- but I've always thought the games were pretty impressive visually, so I feel like it's just par for the course.

I was pretty disappointed by Uncharted 3, so I'm hoping for an improvement with A Thief's End.

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12:26 PM on 12.06.2014

Watch the PlayStation Experience event right here

Sony has kicked off their presentation for their first PlayStation Experience event, and you can watch the stream on Twitch right now. If that isn't working for you, try the Ustream alternate instead. They've decided to star...

Chris Carter





10:00 PM on 12.05.2014

Dodgers star Yasiel Puig is your MLB 15 cover boy

Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star outfielder Yasiel Puig is your MLB 15 The Show cover athlete, Sony San Diego announced today. You can probably expect 800% more bat flips in next year's game. MLB The Show [Twitter]

Kyle MacGregor

8:30 AM on 12.05.2014

Sony's 'EMAGON' sure doesn't look like a game

As Steven pointed out plainly in the announcement for EMAGON, it spelled "No Game" backwards. In what seems like an elaborate troll from Sony, the PlayStation Espana YouTube channel has revealed the secret. It's...an explana...

Chris Carter

4:30 PM on 12.04.2014

The PlayStation Experience schedule is up

When Sony announced PlayStation Experience, I didn't pay it any attention outside of a cursory glance, but in the weeks since, the Las Vegas event has shaped up nicely. It kicks off on Saturday, December 6 with a keynote at 1...

Jordan Devore

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



Limited run, 20th anniversary PS4 is a PS1 throwback photo
Limited run, 20th anniversary PS4 is a PS1 throwback
by Steven Hansen

Just for a second I thought this was colored like the silver PS2 I always thought was kind of sucky (or the recent Dragon Quest PS4), and then I saw those PlayStation Japan live stream pictures (via Kotaku) with that matte gray look, that PS1-colored logo on the console and its controllers' PS button. Yeah, good stuff. 

Sony is only producing 12,300 of these individually numbered consoles (globally), which go on sale at Sony Stores in Japan tonight for 49,800 yen ($418). It comes with a vertical stand and that camera I forgot about, too. PlayStation Blog Europe has more, including a €499 price point, nice comparison shots, and no details yet on how to purchase this in that region. 

North American folks (US & Canada, at least) will be able to "pre-order" from a "very limited supply" on Saturday, December 6, says our PlayStation Blog. The PlayStation Experience keynote at 10:00am pacific will apparently give up details on that process, but Sony's Adam Boyes has said the console will be on sale at the event itself.

If you can't drop the cash on it, maybe check out the 20th Anniversary Theme for your regular old PS4. It comes with the PS1 start up sound.

Also, yes, you can buy me one of these for Christmas. 

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