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12:30 PM on 01.13.2015

The Order teaser ditches 'cinematic' for creepy singing children

I'm still a bit wary of the PS4-exclusive The Order, but if they've last minute reimagined the game as a collection of Scary Stories to the Tell in the Dark sung by disgusting children, they might have a good 2D horror game on their hands. 

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 01.12.2015

So, the Xbox One won an Emmy

Microsoft winning an Emmy for the Xbox One has set me on a path to learning more about these awards than I've ever cared to. Forget about the Primetime Emmys (surprisingly easy, right?) -- this goes deeper. The National Acade...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 01.12.2015

That new Freedom Wars announcement involves the Propaganda Idols

Last week Japan had a special Freedom Wars related event. During the convention-like affair, Sony had an announcement for fans -- a new Propaganda Idol project is underway. Based on the fictional idols within the confine...

Chris Carter





5:45 PM on 01.08.2015

Ultra Street Fighter IV on PS4 has new content

[Update: Sorry for the original mistype in the headline folks! The word "characters" has been swapped out for "content." The original wording was made in error.] Ultra Street Fighter IV, the latest in a seemingly never-ending...

Mike Cosimano

5:00 PM on 01.08.2015

PlayStation owners loved Destiny more than any other game in 2014

We're well into the new year, but not everyone's put 2014 squarely in their rearviewmirror. PlayStation Blog just finished tallying the votes to determine which games Sony fans were most fond of last year. All PlayStation pla...

Brett Makedonski

3:00 PM on 01.08.2015

This Freedom Wars convention-like event sounds amazing

Like many great things in life, this upcoming Freedom Wars event is Japan-only. Drat. What's Freedom Wars you say? Well it's the best Vita game released last year, and Sony seems to have some love for it too. The event i...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 01.08.2015

Seems like PlayStation TV got an unofficial price cut

We don't have much of an idea of how the PlayStation TV is doing, but retailers seem to like it at the $80 pricepoint -- $20 under what Sony is currently selling it for.  GameStop, Best Buy, Walmart, and Amazon have...

Chris Carter

11:45 AM on 01.08.2015

Ninja Theory's Hellblade is coming to PC

The new game from the makers of Enslaved and DmC will be coming to PC, possibly with 4K resolution and full mod support, according to PC Gamer. It was previously announced only as a PS4 release. Ninja Theory head&n...

Steven Hansen

11:00 AM on 01.08.2015

Sony delays PlayStation 4 and Vita launches in China

Sony planned to release PlayStation 4 and Vita in China this Sunday, January 11, but that's no longer in the cards. According to a Famitsu report, the electronics giant has postponed both launches "due to various circumstance...

Kyle MacGregor

8:00 PM on 01.05.2015

PS4 sales at 18.5M worldwide, PS+ subscribers near 11M

PlayStation Plus was such a clever way to migrate people towards the idea of paying for online mulitplayer. It's still a good service, but also sly as hell. I let my membership lapse last year, but I'm (probably) in the minor...

Steven Hansen



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Sony announces PlayStation Now subscription plan
by Kyle MacGregor

Sony is finally pulling the trigger on a PlayStation Now subscription service. Starting next Tuesday, January 13, PlayStation 4 users will have unlimited access to a catalog of over 100 PlayStation 3 games at $20 a month or as part of a three-month package for $45.

A free seven-day trial will also be available when the program goes live, which should give interested parties an opportunity to take the streaming service for a spin if they haven't already.

The subscription plan will come to other PlayStation Now enabled devices at a later date.

PlayStation Now Subscription Program: All The Details [PlayStation Blog]

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Assigning New Year's resolutions to major videogame studios
by Kyle MacGregor

It's an annual tradition: Making resolutions to kick off the New Year. There's a whole new arbitrary set of twelve months in which to better ourselves. Or, you know, make the same mistakes we made in the last dozen. It's finally time to quit smoking or start going to the gym. Whatever.

Here's a bunch of words about what videogame companies should do to shape up in 2015.

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11:00 PM on 12.27.2014

The PlayStation Network is finally back online

Sony seems to have finally cured the ill that has plagued its consoles since Christmas Day. "PlayStation Network is back online," Catherine Jensen, consumer experience VP at SCEA, wrote over at the PlayStation Blog. "As ...

Kyle MacGregor



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Review: Escape Dead Island
by Brittany Vincent

In my years as a freelancer and staffer at various videogame outlets, I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing a ton of great games. In fact, this year I had the privilege of reviewing pretty much every “AAA” game that hit stores. I also review a lot of garbage, or games that are fundamentally broken in one or more aspects. Games that only through providence made it out of QA.

I always try and remember though that every game, whether it’s an EA blockbuster or a one-man indie project, was someone’s baby. No matter what game you talk about, there is at least one guy or gal out there who put their all into it, even if the rest of the team couldn't be bothered to exert much effort. So I always try to approach criticizing a game from that angle. Escape Dead Island is a special case though. 

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2:45 PM on 12.27.2014

Sony: PlayStation Network slowly restoring service

[Update: According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, Sony ascribes the outage to "high levels of traffic designed to disrupt connectivity and online gameplay." The company is working to resolve the issue and restore net...

Kyle MacGregor

4:00 PM on 12.26.2014

The Order: 1886 trailer tries taking cues from a Gears of War classic

This feels vaguely familiar, doesn't it? A somber trailer punctuated by an eerily haunting, soft-spoken song. Gears of War struck gold with this approach many years back with the "Mad World" trailer. The Order: 1886's a...

Brett Makedonski