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Ty the Tasmanian Tiger

2002's Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is coming to Steam Early Access


Not a full remake, more a HD re-release
Feb 10
// Joe Parlock
When Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 4 released on Steam last year, developer Krome Studios teased that the previous games would also eventually make their way to the platform. They’ve now finally, officially announced that the...
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Dark Cloud 2

Dark Cloud 2 is coming to PS4 next week


Relive the joy that is Spheda
Jan 14
// Ben Davis
According to the latest PlayStation Blogcast, Dark Cloud 2 (or Dark Chronicle in Japan and Europe) will be joining the PlayStation 4's steadily growing list of PS2 emulations on January 19. They already released the first Dar...
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Arc the Lad

Arc the Lad coming to PlayStation 4 this week


Jan 10
// Kyle MacGregor
PlayStation 2 role-playing game Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits is on its way to PlayStation 4 in North America this Tuesday, January 12, Sony announced today via the PlayStation Blog. Originally released in 2003, the ti...
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PS2 on PS4

Wild Arms 3 and four other PS2 titles listed for PS4


Remember Okage? Or what about Primal?
Dec 22
// Jordan Devore
The ESRB has pointed to another batch of PlayStation 2 games expected to appear on PlayStation 4. Based on recent listings by the video game ratings board, the console will get Ape Escape 3, Okage: Shadow King, Primal, Siren,...

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FantaVision

PS2 launch title FantaVision rockets to PS4 next week


Boom, baby!
Dec 19
// Kyle MacGregor
FantaVision is coming to PlayStation 4 next Tuesday, according to the PlayStation Blogcast. The fireworks game was initially conceived as a tech demo to showcase the power of the PlayStation 2 before later being converted int...
PaRappa on PS4 photo
PaRappa on PS4

I'm glad I got PaRappa the Rapper 2 on PS4


What a delightful experience
Dec 16
// Jordan Devore
PaRappa the Rapper 2 holds up so well! As you might have seen, the PlayStation 2 rhythm game became available this week on PS4. It's a classic tale about a rapping dog with a lifetime supply of noodles who really just wants a...
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#PS2PS4

Sony's taking requests for PS2 games on the PS4 using #PS2PS4


Bring back Over the Hedge: The Game!
Dec 16
// Joe Parlock
A while ago, Sony began selling emulated PS2 games on the PS4. We’ve already had some great games like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Dark Cloud, but with a huge library of PS2 games out there ripe for the picking, f...
PS2 games on PS4 photo
PS2 games on PS4

PaRappa the Rapper 2 hits PS4 next week


Burgers all day every day
Dec 10
// Jordan Devore
Sony has begun selling PlayStation 2 games on PlayStation 4 with Trophies and 1080p support. After that initial batch of titles, PaRappa the Rapper 2 is up next. It'll be available on Tuesday. It's unknown exactly how much th...
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PS2 Rereleases

The PS4's emulated PS2 games run worse in Europe


25 FPS frame blended up to 30 = problems
Dec 09
// Joe Parlock
If you’re in Europe and have been tempted to pick up some of the PS2 games recently rereleased for the PS4, such as Dark Cloud and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, you might want to think again. Eurog...
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Max Payne

Max Payne rated for PS4, likely a PS2 emulation


ESRB listing hints at another PS2 add
Dec 07
// Steven Hansen
Sony recently announced that PS4 can play PS2 games, so long as you purchase them again from Sony for upwards of $10. They do work pretty well, but I can't imagine buying too many of them, especially when PS2 games aren't all...
PS2 games on PS4 photo
PS2 games on PS4

All those PS2 games run great on PS4, though they might be rougher than you remember


Also, PaRappa the Rapper 2!
Dec 06
// Steven Hansen
PS2 times were amazing. I mean, that's the era of that wild Clover clutch I never stop talking about (Okami, God Hand, etc). So news that the PlayStation 4 would be able to emulate PlayStation 2 games? Sweet! You can't use PS2 discs or PS2 Classics? They're all upwards of $10? Less sweet.
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PS2 Classics

Will you be getting any PS2 games on the PS4 today?


From $9.99 to $14.99
Dec 05
// Chris Carter
I'm going to preface this community question by stating the obvious -- the way Sony is handling backward compatibility is not ideal. It has had issues in the past with it, like some PS3s past a certain date not playing PS2 ga...
PS2 emulation photo
PS2 emulation

Eight PS2 games are headed to PS4 tomorrow


We'll have to double dip, though
Dec 04
// Jordan Devore
Yesterday, Sony inadvertently published a video for Level-5's role-playing game Dark Cloud ahead of its (unannounced) release on PlayStation 4 via emulation. Now, we have our confirmation. Eight souped-up PS2 titles are heade...
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Looks like the PS2 emulator on PS4 won't work with discs or Classics


Buy all your games again, why don't you?
Dec 03
// Jed Whitaker
Tucked away in the description of the leaked video of Dark Cloud's PS4 port was some more information about the PS2 emulation on PS4, and it is sure to rustle some Jimmies.  "PS2 Classics and PS2-formatted discs are...
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Clouds are dark

Dark Cloud is coming to PS4


With 1080p upscaling, yay?
Dec 03
// Jed Whitaker
Sony accidentally uploaded a gameplay video for a port of the PS2's Dark Cloud for the PS4 onto its YouTube channel before it was quickly removed. Luckily, internet cybersleuths were able to grab the thumbnail and a scre...
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PS2 emulation

Sony working on PlayStation 2 emulation for PS4


Could open up a huge, classic library
Nov 20
// Steven Hansen
The PlayStation 4 can play PlayStation 2 games. The same special Battlefront bundle that includes Super Star Wars also includes Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter, and Star Wars: Bounty Hunter, not as ports...

Obscure Video Games: Michigan: Report from Hell

Oct 24 // Obscure Video Games
You also get points for camera activity. These are separated into three categories: suspense, immoral, and erotic. For suspense, an example would be finding a dead body. An immoral activity would be filming a reporter getting killed. When stumbling upon a pornography stash, you'll receive erotic points (along with the sound of a woman moaning). The depth of the game comes not only from the points system, but also your news team itself. If you let a reporter die, then a new reporter has to take their place. They all look different and have different names and personalities. So, depending on who lives or dies (and when they die), you can experience different events, explore new areas and hear distinct dialog on multiple playthroughs. Your sound man Brisco can't die during the game, as he mostly seems to be around for comic relief. However, if you pay attention you can occasionally get some helpful advice from the man. I know I may sound overwhelmingly positive about Michigan so far, but it definitely has some issues. For one, the dialog is ridiculously bad, and goes on for far too long. I actually enjoy the campy conversations, but they're not for everyone. Ironically, despite all the dialog, there actually isn't much of a plot or story revealed here; and a lot of obvious questions go unanswered. The graphics are serviceable, but don't expect Silent Hill 2 quality. The puzzles aren't exactly brilliant either and mostly just involve finding keys. Also, as I mentioned before, you don't even get to actually perform the combat yourself; telling your reporter to shoot a gun for you isn't really that fun. So if you're an old-school survival horror fan looking for something a little weird and different, then Michigan may be up your alley. However, you should probably first watch the video below just to make sure you can stomach it. Be warned, my emulator runs a bit slow -- which has the delightful effect of making everyone sound severely inebriated. You may want to have a few drinks yourself before playing it. [embed]316273:60786:0[/embed]
Obscure Video Games photo
Hell is other people
On its surface, Michigan doesn't appear to stand out from the crowd of survival horror games that infested the PlayStation 2. A mysterious virus is turning everybody into monsters and you have to fight to stay alive. However,...

Ty the Tasmanian Tiger photo
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger

Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 4 releasing on Steam September 18, first three games are also coming to PC


Well ain't that bonza, mate?
Aug 14
// Joe Parlock
Wow, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is something I haven’t thought about in 10 years. I always thought it was a weird attempt to piggyback on the success Spyro and Crash Bandicoot had during the  generation before. Th...
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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir

Atlus localizing Odin Sphere HD remake in 2016


Vague, but I'll take it
Jul 24
// Kyle MacGregor
Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is coming to the Americas sometime next year, Atlus confirmed today. The high-definition remake of Vanillaware's gorgeous PlayStation 2 role-playing game was unveiled earlier this week. On top of...
Suikoden 3 photo
Suikoden 3

Suikoden III coming to PlayStation Network


PS2 Classic launches this Tuesday
Jun 21
// Kyle MacGregor
Suikoden III is slated for a digital re-release on PlayStation 3 this week, according to the PlayStation Blog's weekly listing of upcoming releases for North America. Earlier this year, a European rating for the PlayStation 2...

Obscure Video Games: The Aka-Champion

Jun 13 // Obscure Video Games
The snowboard slap-fighting in my GIF above is just one way to brutalize your babies. Some more examples are: electrified jump rope vicious polar bears skydiving "accidents" giant killer snowballs And that's just the tip of the iceberg. There's a ton of dangerous mini-games here, and they're divided into summer and winter events. Some are fun, some are frustrating, and some are just weird. There's even a two-player mode, so you can injure infants with a friend. The Aka-Champion isn't an easy game to find (even online); but if you see it for a reasonable price then grab that baby and see if you can beat it. [embed]293652:58928:0[/embed]
Obscure Video Games photo
Hit me baby, one more time
Who wants to play a mini-game collection where babies slap the crap out of each other? Nobody? What about if they're creepy-looking Cabbage Patch Kid rejects? Still no? Oh well, that's what I'm going to talk about here anyway...

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SMT

Shin Megami Tensei: Luciferís Call now available on PSN


Hee-ho!
May 19
// Kyle MacGregor
More than a year after coming to PlayStation Network in North America, Shin Megami Tensei : Lucifer’s Call -- Nocturne, if you're nasty -- is now available on European shores. If you can withstand its soul-cru...
Legend of Kay Remaster photo
Legend of Kay Remaster

Does anyone remember Legend of Kay?


If you do, is it a classic?
Apr 22
// Jed Whitaker
Legend of Kay is a 3D platformer action-adventure title starring Kay, a cat who uses his claws in "meow-tial arts" as well as weaponry to fight evil gorillas who have been oppressing cat kind. So the game is about a species w...
Suikoden III photo
Suikoden III

It looks like Suikoden III is coming to PlayStation 3


PEGI rating foreshadows digital release
Apr 15
// Kyle MacGregor
Suikoden III appears to be on its way to PlayStation Network, as PEGI, Europe's videogame classification board, has issued a rating for Konami's acclaimed PlayStation 2 role-playing game.  Unlike the first pair of S...
Obscure Video Games photo
Obscure Video Games

Obscure Video Games: Combat Queen


Am I buggin' you? I don't mean to bug you
Apr 11
// Obscure Video Games
Remember FMV games? Back in the '90s they were briefly the hot new thing. Games like Phantasmagoria and 7th Guest were considered cutting edge adventure games. Perhaps you even bought a CD-ROM drive for your computer just to ...
Obscure Video Games photo
Obscure Video Games

Obscure Video Games: Space Fishermen


Ridonkulous fishing
Mar 01
// Obscure Video Games
Fishing games have been around a long time. The earliest one I remember playing is Activision's 1980 Fishing Derby for the Atari 2600. Despite its simplicity, it was great. Since then there have been tons more fishing titles,...
Strider 2 photo
Strider 2

Strider 2, one of my favorite PlayStation games, arrives on the PSN next week


As a PSOne Classic
Oct 03
// Chris Carter
Strider 2 was pretty fantastic. Although it had an upgraded visual style (for the time), it was a pure throwback to old school beat 'em ups, and had some extremely solid gameplay. It also used the "new" Strider design that wa...
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Movies

Shadow of the Colossus movie lives on with a new director


Wonder how much dialog there will be
Sep 05
// Jordan Devore
Mama director Andrés Muschietti has been tapped for Shadow of the Colossus now that previous director Josh Trank (Chronicle) is busy with Fantastic Four and Star Wars, reports Deadline. We've had years to warm up to th...
Raidou Kuzunoha returns photo
Raidou Kuzunoha returns

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2 hits PS3 next week


No Jack Frost plushie though, obviously
Jun 21
// Kyle MacGregor
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon is coming to PlayStation 3 next week as a digital release, the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast reveals Atlus first brought the PS2 action ...
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Digital Devil Saga

Digital Devil Saga 2 hits PSN in America today, Europe tomorrow


Classic PS2 role-playing game returns on PS3
Jun 10
// Kyle MacGregor
It's a light week in terms of new releases on account of E3. However, there's definitely one game RPG enthusiasts should play in any waking moments not consumed by keeping tabs on all the pomp and circumstance out of Los Ange...

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