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Playstation VR

RIP Morpheus, long live Playstation VR

The name change finally happened
Sep 15
// Laura Kate Dale
The Sony PS4 Morpheus VR headset today saw a name change. Say goodbye to Morpheus, and say hello to the very plainly named Playstation VR. Yep, that's a pretty straightforward and self-explanatory name that tells people what the product is. Still no release date, but now we know it has an official name as a market product at least. 
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PS4 faceplates

We got PS4 faceplates, homie!

Play colorful
Sep 15
// Brett Makedonski
Let's add a little color to your PS4, okay? Not everything's black and white in Sony's world. That's why there are a bunch of new options so you can play colorful. Nine PS4 faceplates have been revealed so you can customize what your console looks like. They're only available in Sony stores, and pre-orders begin today. Get a yellow one for your original PS4 and call it "Bumblebee."
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New DualShock 4

Sony selling four new PS4 controllers including a Game Boy throwback

Crystal like the Pepsi
Sep 15
// Steven Hansen
I don't know about voi, but when I think of translucent plastic, I think of that clear purple Game Boy Color, even though I was a lime green guy. Also, worm lights. Sony's being a bit more restrained after introducing colorful PS4 faceplates. The new controllers are serious colors: gold, silver, steel black, and crystal. The latter is definitely the coolest.
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Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts II.8 includes Dream Drop Distance HD

Now you don't need that 3DS
Sep 15
// Zack Furniss
The rumored Kingdom Hearts 2.9 is actually Kingdom Hearts II.8 because fuck your numbering systems. The big news is that it includes the formerly 3DS-exclusive Dream Drop Distance, but now in HD. There's also Kingdom Hearts 0...
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Toukiden 2

Toukiden 2 coming to Japan in 2016

Sep 15
// Zack Furniss
Tecmo Koei's Toukiden, a popular hunting action game, will be receiving a sequel in 2016. The demure translator lady says that it will be "...very reali-realistic and o-open world..." A crazy demon fought a small anime woman in a short cinematic and you'll know more when we do.
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One Piece Burning Blood

One Piece Burning Blood announced for PS4 and PS Vita

Yo-ho-ho he took a bite of gum-gum
Sep 15
// Joe Parlock
Bandai Namco has announced One Piece: Burning Blood at the Sony portion of the Tokyo Game Show for PS4 and PS Vita. It'll be developed by J-Stars Victory Vs. developer Chunsoft. The fighting game aims to make a recreation of ...
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King of Fighters XIV coming to Japan in January

Fight some darn kings
Sep 15
// Laura Kate Dale
Hey King of Fighters fans, King of Fighters XIV just got announced at Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference with a reveal trailer and a Japanese release date of January 21 2016. So, who's excited to fight even more kings? That's what King of Fighters is about, right?
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Hot Shots Golf

New Hot Shots Golf coming to PS4 in 2016

Clap your hands
Sep 15
// Kyle MacGregor
Sony showed off the latest entry in the Hot Shots Golf franchise, New Minna no Golf, today at its Tokyo Game Show press conference. The title is targeting a 2016 release on PlayStation 4. Curious about what it looks like in action? You can watch the hot new (sorry) trailer below.
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Uncharted 4

Uncharted 4 launching worldwide on March 18

Bring it on
Sep 15
// Laura Kate Dale
A few days ago in the run up to Tokyo Game Show, we got news that Uncharted 4 would be launching in Japan on March 18. Today, during Sony's TGS conference, we got confirmation that March 18 is the worldwide release date for t...
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The Old Hunters

Bloodborne's first expansion is 'The Old Hunters'

Coming November 24
Sep 15
// Brett Makedonski
Time to go back to Yharnam, Hunters. Sony just announced the first expansion for Bloodborne at its Tokyo Game Show press conference. Hope more dying is cool with you. On November 24, 2015, the add-on titled The Old Hunte...

Happening now: Watch the Livestream from the Sony Tokyo Game Preshow

Sep 15 // Brett Makedonski
Also Katsu Curry, which is breaded, as opposed to tempura cutlet.  
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Ima desu
Friends, Romans, countrymen: lend me your ears. Also, your eyes. I'm going to need your full attention for this one. Give me your other three senses too while we're at it. Sony kicks off the Tokyo Game Show festivities in a ...

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The Last Guardian

The Last Guardian's making an appearance at TGS

Plus the blurriest screenshot ever
Sep 14
// Joe Parlock
Sony has been worryingly quiet about The Last Guardian since E3. It wasn’t at gamescom, it wasn’t at PAX, and it hasn’t been announced for EGX. But then Fumito Ueda’s studio genDESIGN descended from th...
PlayStation 2 photo
PlayStation 2

Three PS2 games have been rated for re-release on PS4

Hey hey we're the monkeys
Sep 14
// Joe Parlock
Back in the days of the PS3, Sony released a whole load of PlayStation 2 games for people to buy again (because who needs backward compatibility?). They had some pretty good stuff up on offer, but unfortunately none of those ...
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Digimon World: Next Order

Digimon World: Next Order has some new screenshots

How many Leomon will die this time?
Sep 11
// Joe Parlock
Dang, Digimon World: Next Order is looking really pretty. Bandai Namco has released a whole load of new screenshots for the upcoming (currently Japan-exclusive) Vita game. The screenshots show off the two lead protagonists an...
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PSN sale

PlayStation Network kicks off anniversary sale

It's here for one week
Sep 08
// Jordan Devore
Sony is running a 20th anniversary sale on PlayStation Network and you probably aren't interested in the reason for the event so much as the deals themselves. You can find them here. There are discounts on more than 100 PSP, ...
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Code name Kenshin

It's the big one: PlayStation 4 firmware 3.0 detailed

Now batting, Herb Guy
Sep 02
// Steven Hansen
The PS3 firmware 3.0 was probably amazing, the PS Vita 3.0 firmware changed your life, and now it's time for the PlayStation 4 to hit the big three oh (same) as detailed in the PlayStation Blog. Taking the piss with respect t...
TGS 2015 photo
TGS 2015

Sony announces Tokyo Game Show PS4 and Vita lineup

Two more weeks
Sep 01
// Steven Hansen
Wow, just a few more weeks until I'm eating curry twice a day and peeing in sexy anime nurse urinals. Also, playing video games over at the Tokyo Game Show (September 17-20). This list is likely missing some super secret game...
Blue PS Vita photo
Blue PS Vita

The US is getting a blue PlayStation Vita

Only at GameStop
Sep 01
// Jordan Devore
After following a link to this aqua blue PlayStation Vita, I had to double check the time stamp -- what year is it? Oh, 2015. It is new. I'm as surprised as you are to see Sony acknowledge the handheld. It's a GameStop exclusive in the United States releasing this November. It'll be $199.99.
Bloodborne PVP photo
Bloodborne PVP

Let's see someone top this Bloodborne triple kill

Nobody does it better
Aug 31
// Jordan Devore
Despite not touching Bloodborne in quite a while, the game kept coming up in conversations (some sober, some not) at PAX this past weekend. Kyle and I tried to sell Steven and Brett on it. Zack and I talked at length about ga...
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Uncharted 4

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End will be released on March 18, DLC detailed

A Collector's Edition, too
Aug 31
// Chris Carter
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, which I really hope is better than the disappointing Uncharted 3, will be released on March 18, 2016, on PS4. Collector's ($119.99), Special ($79.99), and Digital Deluxe ($79.99) editions have been...
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Shenmue III

The Shenmue III reveal triggered a huge spike in Dreamcast sales

Interest in first two games increases
Aug 31
// Laura Kate Dale
Six months ago, if you wanted to buy a second hand copy of Shenmue or Shenmue II on eBay you could do so for in some cases as little as $15. The games seemingly kept low resale value online due to the second game ending on a ...
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Cops arrest 6 teens linked to Lizard Squad

DDoS attacks are bad
Aug 28
// Robert Summa
Remember when our beloved Sony and Microsoft servers were continually down last year because some idiots sitting behind their keyboards thought it'd be cool to cripple an entire population of gamers? Well, the authorities hav...
Until Dawn photo
Until Dawn

Sony is blocking Until Dawn players from archiving Twitch streams

Affects those streaming from the PS4
Aug 27
// Laura Kate Dale
If you were planning on streaming Until Dawn using your PS4's Share button on Twitch, archiving it, then sharing it with others who were not available for the live broadcast, you may run in to some trouble. Apparently, Sony i...
Until Dawn photo
Until Dawn

Having trouble loading Until Dawn? You're not alone

PS4s are too scared to load it
Aug 26
// Vikki Blake
The PlayStation Network is preventing some early adopters of Until Dawn from playing the game.  According to reports on reddit, most gamers are able to download the game without incident, but on launch, they're info...
PSN sale photo
PSN sale

PlayStation Network sale stretches the meaning of 'retro'

Cheap PS4, PS3, and Vita games
Aug 25
// Steven Hansen
The PlayStation Network is having a sudden sale with deals of up to 90% off (with PlayStation Plus) games. This "Retro" sale includes classic titles like Beyond: Two Souls (2013) for $8 and OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood (20...
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Sony Vita settlement emails going out, check yours!

That FTC suit
Aug 25
// Chris Carter
Remember that time Sony got in trouble with the FTC for false advertising in regards to the Vita? Well it settled sometime back, and offered up $25 in restitution or a selection of game bundles. After months of waiting, email...

Review: Capsule Force

Aug 25 // Jed Whitaker
Capsule Force (Linux, Mac, PC [reviewed], PS4)Developer: KlobitPublisher: Iron Galaxy StudiosRelease Date: August 25, 2015MSRP: $14.99 Two-on-two multiplayer matches make up the meat of Capsule Force across eight stages that each have an unlockable alternate variation. The matches consist of pink and blue teams working against each other to ride a tram to the other team's galaxy, which is trapped inside a -- you guessed it -- capsule. The first team to touch the other team's capsule wins. Capsule Force is easy to pick up and play. Grasping the controls fully takes maybe a match or two at most; you've got double jumps, an air dodge, normal shots, charged laser shots, a shield, and what I'd call blast jumping. Blast jumping can be performed by shooting the ground and then instantly jumping in the opposite direction for a faster and higher jump, which is vital for perfecting the game's single-player missions. Using the shield requires precise timing, but puts a bubble around your character preventing them from being harmed. Eventually you'll find out that air dodging allows you to double jump right away again, essentially allowing entire battles to take place mid-air. When attempting to kill other players, you've got two choices: normal shots or charging your shot to shoot a laser all the way across the screen, killing anyone it its path if they don't put up their shield. When using the laser, your character freezes in the air, allowing you to focus on aiming your shot. It is really satisfying to get a perfectly aimed mid-air laser shot killing both of your opponents and taking over the tram they were just riding.  [embed]306824:60087:0[/embed] Matches in Capsule Force are intense and hectic the whole time. Even if teams are pretty evenly matched, eventually the tram speed increases a great deal, allowing a quick turnaround for one side or the other. There were times when myself or my friends got a bit lost as to where we were on the screen due to this hectic nature, but it is all part of the fun. I will note, however, that some stages are similarly colored to the characters which can make it easier to get confused in than others. When not laughing your ass off in multiplayer, you'll tackle over thirty single-player missions. These consist of either rushing through stages as quickly as possible, or rushing through stages as quickly as possible while shooting targets. The target-shooting missions are reminiscent of the "Break the Targets" mode from the Super Smash Bros. series, and are just as fun. While it is a multiplayer-focused game, the single-player missions do add a nice distraction and practice, and those who complete them all will unlock stage variations, alternate costumes, and concept art. Giving single-player a purpose other than practice was a good choice, but locking multiplayer content behind it wasn't considering the limited amount of stages to begin with. The eight variations you unlock are essentially all new stages that just use the same backgrounds as the starter arenas, so they are certainly worth unlocking. Unlocking all the multiplayer content won't take more than an hour maximum for most players, so it isn't such a drawback.  If you're the kind of person who has friends over for couch competitive games, Capsule Force is easily recommendable as the multiplayer is a colorful, frantic, hell of a good time, but if you're a loner, give this one a pass. The limited single-player content won't hold your attention for long. I know I'll be playing Capsule Force at many of my shindigs in the future. [This review is based on a retail build of the game provided by the publisher.]
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Blasting off again!
It is the far future, the year is 1999, and everything looks like a 1980s space anime; no, you're not tripping on mushrooms and having a flashback to your childhood, you're playing Capsule Force.   Capsule Force&nbs...

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Sony confirms Tokyo Game Show conference details

My "D" grade Japanese GCSE won't help much
Aug 25
// Vikki Blake
Sony has confirmed that its Annual Toyko Games Show conference will take place on September 15. The news was confirmed via a post on the Japanese PS Blog. Sony declined to present at last month's gamescom conference, sta...
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Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V launches beta tests in North and South America this week

Final batch of tests before global beta
Aug 24
// Ben Pack
Following a series of successful stress tests in Europe and Asia, Capcom announced today that Street Fighter V beta stress tests will begin for North and South America. The tests start Tuesday, August 24 from 4:00pm - midnigh...
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Grow Home

You love Grow Home so much that it's free on PS Plus next month

Other PS Plus titles revealed, too
Aug 24
// Brett Makedonski
Grow Home entered the PlayStation Plus Vote to Play contest and it climbed, climbed, climbed in the polls. It climbed higher than any others. It climbed so high that it has left the stratosphere of games that cost money...

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