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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...
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir photo
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]
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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...


SMT photo
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 ...
Digital Devil Saga photo
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...
Digital Devil Saga 2 PSN photo
Digital Devil Saga 2 PSN

ESRB rates Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 for PS3


Yay!
Jun 03
// Kyle MacGregor
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 might just be the next Atlus classic to manifest on PlayStation 3, an ESRB rating for the RPG suggests. The news shouldn't come as a total surprise. A sizable portion of the Japan...
Digital Devil Saga Europe photo
Digital Devil Saga Europe

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga hits PSN in Europe this week


Two years later, Ghostlight finally comes through
Jun 02
// Kyle MacGregor
Ghostlight is summoning Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga to the PlayStation Network in Europe this week, the British publisher has announced. The Atlus-developed RPG initially arrived on European shores in 2006 for PS2....
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Amplitude

Get ready 2 rokk: Amplitude's Kickstarter successfully funded


That was a close one, rhythm game fans
May 22
// Brittany Vincent
After a tense will-they-or-won't-they run, Harmonix's Kickstarter for a revival of cult classic music game Amplitude has been funded. At the time of this post, the current amount raised by backers is $777,219, with a funding ...
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EA

These are the EA games going offline on June 30


*Shakes fist at GameSpy*
May 12
// Jordan Devore
Electronic Arts said last month that it was working to find a solution to the GameSpy Technology shutdown on May 31, 2014 that will mean the end of online functionality, including multiplayer, for a number of titles that rely...
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Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne is available on PlayStation Network today


Holy Matador!
May 06
// Dale North
[Update: It's up now! $9.99. Go, go, go!] I laughed hard at the featured comment yesterday on our story on the mystery game that Atlus would be bringing to the PlayStation Network today. Why? Because Destructoid community mem...
Deals photo
Deals

Tokyo Jungle and other greats are just $0.99 on North American PSN


And you don't need a PS Plus subscription
Apr 18
// Jordan Devore
If you're a North American gamer with a PlayStation 3 and you pass on buying one of the platform's best exclusives, Tokyo Jungle, we can't be friends. It and a bunch of other games -- some good, some less good -- are marked d...
Naughty Dog photo
Naughty Dog

Naughty Dog will make 'several anniversary announcements' this year


Up first: The Art of Naughty Dog
Apr 11
// Jordan Devore
Naughty Dog will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year and in doing so, there will be "several anniversary announcements happening over the coming months." The first is a collaboration with Dark Horse Comics on The Art of ...
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Shin Megami Tensei: Raidou Kuzunoha strikes PSN next week


Atlus re-releasing action role-playing game digitally on PS3
Mar 29
// Kyle MacGregor
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army will make its digital debut on PlayStation 3 next week, the PlayStation Blogcast reports. Unlike the vast majority of MegaTen games, the Raidou Kuzunoh...
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Rental options temporarily appear on PlayStation Store


A glimpse of what's to come
Mar 14
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
We have a better idea at how PlayStation Now will exactly work thanks to an error that appeared on the PlayStation Store. PSNStores noticed they were able to rent Catherine, with a 1 day, 7 day, and 30 day options available. ...
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Growlanser: Heritage of War assaults PSN next week


Yet another Atlus RPG coming to PS2 Classics
Mar 01
// Kyle MacGregor
Growlanser: Heritage of War is taking the fight to PlayStation Network next week, the sultry raconteurs of the PlayStation Blogcast have revealed. The tactical role-playing game initially launched in North America b...
Trapt joins PS2 Classics photo
Trapt joins PS2 Classics

Tecmo PS2 Classic Trapt coming to PSN next week


Whet your appetite for Deception IV with this PS2 Classic
Feb 01
// Kyle MacGregor
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...
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PlayStation Now beta invites are rolling out, uh, now


Did you receive your special beta access?
Jan 28
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The PlayStation Now streaming services that will let you play PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 3 games over the internet on your PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and other supported devices such as t...
PS4 photo
PS4

Source claims PS1/PS2 games to be playable on PS4


Backwards compatibility for older titles said to be through emulation
Jan 28
// Alasdair Duncan
Sony's streaming solution to backwards compatibility has only been confirmed for PlayStation 3 titles but a source has told Eurogamer that PS1 and PS2 games will eventually be playable on the PS4. However, they won't be part ...

PlayStation Now hands-on impressions

Jan 07 // Dale North
What's neat about the particular Bravia television I tried The Last of Us on was that it features Bluetooth connectivity so that the DualShock 3 controllers can connect directly. Being a connected TV is what enables it to support PS Now. There's no other kind of background magic going on. I suspect that the bigger the TV, the more you'll be bothered by the compression artifacts that this streaming tech causes. This 60-inch 4K set showed some blurry blobs in a Beyond:Two Souls cutscene. The darker scenes of The Last of Us also seemed to block out a bit. It's not necessarily harder to see your way around, but the dark colors don't do the tech any favors. Those seeking out find details and bright colors will be a bit disappointed. But we're nowhere near deal breaker territory here. God of War: Ascension looked great, even right up on the screen. And it's not like Beyond and The Last of Us looked bad. It looks just as you'd except -- like a streaming game. When you boil it all down, you're probably not looking for streaming evidence why you're playing. Or at least you shouldn't be. With the Vita, you’ll have to work hard to find visual issues. The small screen does streaming play a lot of favors. It's hard to see the loss of detail, and the hit to color isn't as severe. Puppeteer looked really nice, and I think I'd rather play The Last of Us on the Vita after trying the two side by side. God of War: Ascension looked good enough that I forgot I was playing a streaming game. I don't know that I could say the same thing about the Bravia setup. More importantly, everything I tried played wonderfully. Both the Vita and Bravia setups played well enough that there's really nothing to talk about here. It is actually easy to not be impressed because it works exactly as you'd expect. Responsive, lag free, and totally without incident -- flawless. It remains to be seen if we'll see as respectable performance over wireless and Internet connections. And we have yet to try mobile and tablet play. I feel like, no matter the situation, Gaikai's tech will be good enough for me to enjoy all of the old PlayStation RPGs via PS Now. Action and arcade may not fare as well. We'll see. A closed beta for Now will kick off at the end of the month. Launch date, cost, and other details are further off.
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Both Vita and Bravia TV
Sony set up a media mixer today outside of CES to let us get a better look at PlayStation Now, their new streaming technology they announced this morning. The same games were available on the Vita and Bravia television demo stations: God of War: Ascension, Puppeteer, The Last of Us, and Beyond: Two Souls.

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Backwards compatibility arrives this summer in the US
Revealed by Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House at CES 2014, the company's Gaikai-powered cloud gaming service is called PlayStation Now, and it's coming sooner than anticipated -- this summer in the United States. T...

PS Now hands-on photo
PS Now hands-on

PlayStation Now really works!


First hands-on from CES
Jan 07
// Dale North
I just had my first hands on with the newly announced PlayStation Now streaming service here at CES 2014, and I'm here to tell you that it seems to work beautifully.
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Resident Evil: Outbreak is back online thanks to fans


But only for the Japanese version of the game
Jan 05
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Resident Evil: Outbreak and the sequel File #2 can both be played online with other players once again. Capcom had shutdown the servers long ago, but dedicated fans were able to reverse-engineer custom made servers. The catch...

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