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1:00 PM on 07.03.2014

One Piece Unlimited World Red dated for July

One Piece Unlimited World Red's localization has been floating around for quite a while, but now we have a concrete release date -- July 14th for the physical edition and July 15th for digital on Vita. It'll drop on the PlayS...

Chris Carter

2:30 PM on 07.02.2014

Tales of Hearts R coming to PS Vita this November

Tales of Hearts R is coming to North America on November 11 and across Europe starting November 14. It will have Japanese voice-over with EFIGS subtitles, Bandai Namco announced at Japan Expo in Paris, France today. The PlayS...

Kyle MacGregor

5:00 PM on 07.01.2014

It's now possible to reach Vlambeer's Nuclear Throne

After months of updates, the in-development Nuclear Throne now has an actual Nuclear Throne, though getting to it -- and surviving the ensuing battle -- won't be easy. "To us, reaching the Nuclear Throne is the most crucial m...

Jordan Devore

3:15 PM on 07.01.2014

EA explains why it abandoned 3DS, Vita for phones, tablets

While EA is still banking on the Xbox One and PS4, COO Peter Moore explained to GamesIndustry that doesn't extend to the 3DS and PlayStation Vita. No, Moore seems to think dedicated gaming consoles are a thing of the past. "W...

Steven Hansen





10:30 AM on 07.01.2014

LittleBigPlanet will have a free July 4th costume

Since 2008, MediaMolecule has been running promotions for free LittleBigPlanet costumes -- usually on holidays -- which is pretty impressive. On July 3rd of this year, anyone who owns the original two games or LittleBigP...

Chris Carter

6:00 PM on 06.30.2014

Listen to the 1001 Spikes soundtrack on Bandcamp

Between 1001 Spikes and Shovel Knight, this has been a great month for games that look and sound old but feel modern. If you're in need of a break from the latter's soundtrack, note that the music for 1001 Spikes is also up o...

Jordan Devore

3:45 PM on 06.30.2014

Freedom Wars' English trailer can't explain all the headphones

In its obvious Monster Hunter parallel, you might forget that Freedom Wars is aiming to be story-focused. It has some ludicrous broad strokes. Existence alone is a crime worth one million years in prison. Apparentl...

Steven Hansen

8:30 AM on 06.30.2014

Senran Kagura Bon Appétit rating suggests EU release

Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit is everything but confirmed for PAL territories. The PlayStation Vita cooking rhythm game was handed a MA 15+ rating from the Australian Classification Board, foreshadowin...

Kyle MacGregor

5:00 PM on 06.28.2014

NIS bringing Natural Doctrine west in September

NIS America will release strategy role-playing game Natural Doctrine in Europe and North America this September, the company announced this week. Natural Doctrine is the inaugural project from Kadokawa Corporation's...

Kyle MacGregor



Review: PlayStation Vita Pets photo
Review: PlayStation Vita Pets
by Brittany Vincent

Of the many digital venues I'd expect to see a virtual pet simulator, the PlayStation Vita was certainly not one. PlayStation Vita Pets is an interesting diversion, not only because of the bizarre system it released on, but the fact that is breaks all the "pet simulator rules" I've become accustomed to. Forget Nintendogs -- these puppies don't need a leash and they surely aren't relegated to frou-frou accessories. They don't need you to make sure they go on walks, either, because they've got their own thing going on. Did I mention they talk?

Where most games are content to offer a selection of pooches for you to groom, walk, and train as you see fit, British studio Spiral House apparently sought to revolutionize the genre, and it's clear from the very beginning that this isn't your average Dogz or Catz clone. It's easy to dismiss as an uninspired piece of shovelware, but those who give it a look will undoubtedly end up pleasantly surprised by its refusal to adhere to traditional pet-raising convention -- even if it does have some accidents here and there.

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1:45 PM on 06.27.2014

Want to save some cash on a Vita memory card?

Look, I'm not Deal North, but I can point out a helpful sale every now and then, too. Sony's proprietary memory obsession is quite a racket, so anytime we can usher you toward cheaper than usual storage cards, well, we're hap...

Brett Makedonski

10:00 AM on 06.27.2014

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth has Gabumon and Agumon in it and I'm excited

Am I one of the only people in the world who still cares about Digimon? I know that's not true, but sometimes it just feels like it. With that said, I'm pretty excited for these new shots of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, which...

Brittany Vincent

5:00 AM on 06.26.2014

XBlaze Code: Embryo is the BlazBlue game you didn't know you wanted

Can't get enough BlazBlue? Check out XBlaze Code: Embryo, something completely different. Arc System Works' visual novel follows Touya Kagari as he finds himself entangled within a network of secretive organizations and a gag...

Brittany Vincent

3:00 AM on 06.26.2014

Atelier Rorona Plus is now available on PSN for PS3 and Vita

Atelier series fans, be on the lookout for Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland, on PSN as a digital release for PS3 and PS Vita. An enhanced version of the original game, it includes new characters, a new story, and ...

Brittany Vincent

3:15 PM on 06.25.2014

Freedom Wars isn't free: Another 12 minutes of gameplay

Freedom Wars, out now in Japan, isn't being coy strutting its stuff. Here's more monster killing. And weird clothes made entirely of straps. 

Steven Hansen





2:30 PM on 06.25.2014

PS Plus in July: Strider, TowerFall, Muramasa Rebirth, Destiny beta

Sony's July lineup for PlayStation Plus is mostly the same in North America and Europe, and it certainly favors PS4 owners. TowerFall Ascension and Strider are two games you ought to check out, and the Destiny multiplayer bet...

Jordan Devore