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7:00 PM on 04.23.2014

Hug, kiss, and chest bump total strangers in PlayStation Home

I forget that PlayStation Home is still a functional piece of software that receives regular content updates, not some lost relic to marvel (and poke fun) at. It's hard to say who in their right mind is messing around with H...

Jordan Devore


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Seven things I loved about playing Watch Dogs photo
Seven things I loved about playing Watch Dogs
by Alessandro Fillari

The delay of Ubisoft Montreal's new open world IP, Watch Dogs, surprised many. With only a month away from launch, and a rather bold marketing push for the holiday season, Ubisoft appeared ready, but then we found it wasn't. At all. It's not too often you see publishers holding back a game's release to further development, and it's certainly admirable of them to be so honest.

"The game wasn't finished," said lead game designer Danny Belanger rather bluntly. "You see all the content we have, there was a lot of different parts of it that were not at the level we wanted -- so it was hard, there was a lot of others reasons too, but at the end of the day, we didn't want to release the game in state we weren't happy with."

With its May release approaching, Ubisoft is ready to unveil its upcoming open world action title, and the publisher invited the press to get plenty of hands-on time with the game. As you can tell with title, I came away pretty pleased, though I have some reservations still.

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10:30 AM on 04.23.2014

You won't get a new power from inFamous: Second Sonís Paper Trail missions

Infamous: Second Son is ending its Paper Trail DLC run this week, and before people finish the final chapter and get disappointed, developer Sucker Punch has confirmed that there is no new "Paper Power" that's ...

Chris Carter

11:45 AM on 04.22.2014

A ton of PSP and PS1 games are newly playable on PS Vita

Reports are coming in that, out of nowhere, a bunch more digitally-distributed PlayStation Portable and PlayStation games (including demos!) are now compatible with PS Vita. If you had old favorites that infuriatingly couldn'...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 04.21.2014

Sony trademarks 'Entwined' and 'Kill Strain'

A pair of Sony Computer Entertainment Amercia's trademarks in the US -- Kill Strain and Entwined -- have been spotted. Perhaps one or both of them will be announced at E3 in June. Kill Strain is no "Screamride," to be sure, b...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 04.21.2014

Treasures of Montezuma: Arena is heading to the Vita

You really can't get enough match-threes on the Vita, right? Right?! Well too bad, because Treasures of Montezuma: Arena is heading to the Vita later this year in Europe, and it'll have a story mode in tow. All in all it look...

Chris Carter

3:45 PM on 04.18.2014

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

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...

Jordan Devore

10:15 AM on 04.18.2014

Gran Turismo 6 GT Academy starts next week

The sixth GT Academy event starts next week. What is probably the coolest videogame-to-IRL transition ever returns as players of Gran Turismo 6 will hit the real tracks. Gamers become real racers. Again -- coolest thing ever....

Dale North

2:30 PM on 04.17.2014

PS4 adding HDCP off option, video editing, and game pre-loading soon

Sony has spoken about PS4 system update 1.70 in greater detail, noting that it will release soon. Once it hits, you'll be able to disable HDCP in order to capture video via HDMI, enable a new auto-download feature that'll au...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 04.16.2014

PS4 sales cross 7 million, software sales cross 20.5 million

The PlayStation 4 keeps on selling. On February 8, 2014, global PS4 sales were at 5.3 million. On March 6 it surpassed 6 million sales. As of April 6 it has surpassed 7 million sales. I guess Second Son was enough to keep it ...

Steven Hansen

9:05 AM on 04.16.2014

Sony set to sell all of its Square Enix shares

Sony is selling their stake in Square Enix, which comes to 9.52 million shares. They expect to gain 4.8 billion yen (about $47 million) in this sale, handing off the shares to SMBC Nikko Securities. A full disclosure of the s...

Dale North





7:00 PM on 04.15.2014

Download No Heroes Allowed for free on PS Vita

The latest installment in Acquire's What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? franchise (formerly known as "Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman!") sadly isn't a dungeon strategy game like its quirky predecessors. But it still lo...

Jordan Devore

3:00 AM on 04.15.2014

One more time: Dead Nation hits PS Vita later today

With Housemarque's 2010 top-down zombie shooter Dead Nation releasing on PlayStation 4 last month, I had wondered about the status of the long-promised but little-talked-about PS Vita port. It's still coming, we were assured....

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 04.14.2014

Freedom Wars, Soul Sacrifice Delta, and Oreshika will be localized

Three cool-looking Japanese PlayStation Vita games -- Soul Sacrifice Delta, Freedom Wars, and Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines -- have been confirmed for North America and Europe. Up first is Soul Sacrifice's expanded and improve...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 04.11.2014

Naughty Dog will make 'several anniversary announcements' this year

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 ...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 04.10.2014

First look at The Last of Us Remastered for PS4

Here's a trailer for The Last of Us Remastered which shows a bunch of accolades and an all-too-brief snippet of gameplay footage. Sorry, there's no side-by-side graphics breakdown here. Only time will tell how far the enhanc...

Jordan Devore