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3:15 PM on 02.18.2014

You can get Tomba! 2 for your PS3, PSP, or PS Vita now

Monkey Paw finished its six-week Retro Rush PSN releases today with Tomba! 2. It's also only six bucks right now, but it's supposed to be retailing for 10. Apparently both the English version and PAL version (which is availab...

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 02.17.2014

PS Plus adds Remember Me, Street Fighter X Tekken Vita

The next two games to go free for PlayStation Plus subscribers are Remember Me for PlayStation 3 and Street Fighter X Tekken for PS Vita. Look for those once the store updates tomorrow Having played neither of these games mys...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 02.14.2014

Mirror of Fate HD free with LoS 2 pre-orders on PSN

The second part of MercurySteam's Lords of Shadow series, Mirror of Fate HD, can be yours for free if you pre-order Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 digitally on PlayStation Network. A nice little offer for anyon...

Jordan Devore



Review: Double Dragon: Neon photo
Review: Double Dragon: Neon
by Patrick Hancock

Beat-’em-ups are quite the strange genre to me. I grew playing many of them: Simpsons, X-Men, and Turtles in Time in the arcades were my jam. In fact, I’d say they are still my jam. That said, it’s easy to recognize their faults, which are really faults of the genre as a whole, even if those faults seem to melt away when playing with some buddies. Lining up attacks can be a chore and they’re generally painfully simplistic when it comes to actual gameplay.

Double Dragon: Neon is a carefully crafted love-letter to a genre and a time period. It is an '80s beat-'em-up through and through, but with one caveat: it has some of the best gameplay to ever grace the genre.

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4:30 PM on 02.14.2014

SteamWorld Dig hits PS4, PS Vita in March

I can't say enough good things about SteamWorld Dig, a platformer centered around mining that first launched on the 3DS eShop. It's since come to Steam in high definition, and that expanded version was excellent. Now, Image &...

Jordan Devore

7:30 PM on 02.13.2014

Treachery in Beatdown City busts heads on Kickstarter

Shawn Alexander Allen (formerly of Rockstar Games) is the creator of Treachery in Beatdown City -- a game that draws from Shawn's real life experiences as a child of New York City, his love of classic Beat 'em ups, and ...

Jonathan Holmes

4:30 PM on 02.11.2014

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 demo hits Steam, PSN, 360

The demo for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is no longer restricted to owners of Mirror of Fate HD and the Lords of Shadow Collection -- it's out today on PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and Steam. If you are sure you're goin...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 02.10.2014

Luftrausers releasing on PSN, PC, Mac simultaneously

Vlambeer's arcade shooter Luftrausers will see a simultaneous release across Windows, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita this year, publisher Devolver Digital has announced. It's been taking a while but for ...

Jordan Devore

6:15 PM on 02.10.2014

Japanese sidescrolling shooter Wolf Fang on PSN this week

One more week until Tomba! 2 releases on PlayStation Network. Until then, we're getting the fifth title in MonkeyPaw Games' Retro Rush event, Wolf Fang, a sidescrolling shooter sequel to the 1989 shoot-'em-up Vapor Trail: Hyp...

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 02.10.2014

Payday 2 free for PS+ tomorrow, TxK on sale for Vita

PS3 owners should plan for a Payday 2 play date tomorrow. It's the next free game in this month's offering for PS Plus users. It's a great co-op game and it being free for PS+ users should hopefully make it easier to rope yo...

Steven Hansen

12:45 PM on 02.05.2014

Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry set for standalone release

The release of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag seemed to have won back a number of fans of the series who felt burned by Assassin's Creed III. Taking the series to a pirate setting allowed for expanded exploration and naval ...

Alessandro Fillari

11:30 AM on 02.05.2014

Strider release date announced

The new Strider game from Capcom and Double Helix has been looking pretty good. With every screenshot and trailer sent out, I've been become more and more excited with getting my hands on it. And now, it looks we'll do just t...

Alessandro Fillari

5:00 PM on 02.01.2014

Tecmo PS2 Classic Trapt coming to PSN next week

Trapt is coming to PlayStation Network next week, according to the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast. A spiritual successor to Tecmo's Deception series, the strategy action title initially released on PlayS...

Kyle MacGregor

3:50 PM on 01.31.2014

The Wolf Among Us Episode 2 finally out next week

Telltale Games has seriously tested the patience of The Wolf Among Us players with the release of the next episode, Smoke & Mirrors. Following the series' debut all the way back in October, Episode 2 is nearly ready for r...

Jordan Devore

2:45 PM on 01.31.2014

Sci-fi horror Master Reboot coming to PS3 next month

Don't have a next-gen console yet? Pish posh. Who needs 'em? Especially when the current/previous gen is still getting cool new games. Next month, the psychological sci-fi horror game Master Reboot is coming to PS3. Here's an...

Steven Hansen





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