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Max Payne

Max Payne rated for PS4, likely a PS2 emulation


ESRB listing hints at another PS2 add
Dec 07
// Steven Hansen
Sony recently announced that PS4 can play PS2 games, so long as you purchase them again from Sony for upwards of $10. They do work pretty well, but I can't imagine buying too many of them, especially when PS2 games aren't all...
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PS2 games on PS4

All those PS2 games run great on PS4, though they might be rougher than you remember


Also, PaRappa the Rapper 2!
Dec 06
// Steven Hansen
PS2 times were amazing. I mean, that's the era of that wild Clover clutch I never stop talking about (Okami, God Hand, etc). So news that the PlayStation 4 would be able to emulate PlayStation 2 games? Sweet! You can't use PS2 discs or PS2 Classics? They're all upwards of $10? Less sweet.

Playing as a wicked witch Beetleborg ballerina in Sony Santa Monica's Bound

Dec 05 // Steven Hansen
[embed]324089:61357:0[/embed] If the announcement isn't clear, Bound is a platformer. You play as a pregnant woman delving through her own memories to try and learn how to be a better parent. Her parents stifled her early interest in becoming a ballerina, thus the lead princes character you control in the game through metaphorical representations of the mind. The most striking thing about Bound isn't the art style and detritus-filled world, but the way your character moves. The team initially tried to animate the game by hand, but ended up going to an actual ballerina for motion capture in order to give emotion and realism to the movement. That means something as simple as a ledge shimmy becomes a piece of performative movement as the character effectively rolls across the wall, chest and back pressed against it alternately. While I often find myself appreciate unique quirks of movement in games, locomotion is typically a means to an end (get from point A to point B), so watching these deliberate and exact steps, while not the most efficient means of wandering about, is interesting to watch. The same goes for the ballerina's unique roll, or while holding R2 to dance to deflect enemies (in this case, random geometry from the world attacking her). There's a lot more from Bound to see, including more of the narrative beats, and the demo ended right before an encounter with an actual, giant monster, so I'm not sure how the dancing "combat" would work out in a more traditional sense (or if a fight ends up happening at all). So far, though, moving around the world is fun to watch and perform.
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Coming to PS4 next year
While, maybe, I won't find corroboration in my headline, those are the allusions I was drawn to playing the newly announced game from Sony Santa Monica and Plastic (Linger in Shadows, Datura), Bound. You play as a ballerina, ...

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PS2 emulation

Eight PS2 games are headed to PS4 tomorrow


We'll have to double dip, though
Dec 04
// Jordan Devore
Yesterday, Sony inadvertently published a video for Level-5's role-playing game Dark Cloud ahead of its (unannounced) release on PlayStation 4 via emulation. Now, we have our confirmation. Eight souped-up PS2 titles are heade...
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Friday Night Fights - Enemy bugs approaching!


EDF! EDF! EDF! EDF! EDF!
Dec 04
// Mike Martin
You hear that? After 7 years... 7 full years of peace, quiet and other Earthy stuff. They are returning. THE FUCKING BUGS ARE COMING MAN! Definitely a job for the EDF. Earth Defense Force 4.1 is hitting next week on the 8th, ...
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Bound

That Sony Santa Monica tease was for Bound


A modern art-inspired 3D platformer
Dec 03
// Jordan Devore
Oh, Bound! (Psst. What's Bound?) A few days ago, Santa Monica Studio teased a game announcement with an obscured clip of someone dancing. I couldn't make any sense of it, but as some of you smartly guessed, it's a new thing, ...
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Grand Theft Auto

Guess which Grand Theft Auto game just magically appeared on PSN


Nah, not that one
Dec 02
// Vikki Blake
A year after the Xbox 360 release, a PlayStation 3 port of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has appeared on the PlayStation Store. There was no announcement. It wasn't there, and then suddenly it was. IT'S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE.&n...
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BioShock & Borderlands

Big PlayStation Now update means 4 PS3 games you've already played


BioShock and Borderlands come to Now
Dec 01
// Steven Hansen
Okay, okay, I don't want to presume. For the same reason that re-releases on current platforms are fairly innocuous (people miss stuff!), it's not at all a bad thing that five (four new) 2K games just joined PlayStation Now. ...
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Black Friday

Black Friday PSN Deals in the UK


PS4! PS3! PS Vita!
Nov 27
// Vikki Blake
Here it is - the definitive list of the very best deals and discounts on the PSN store today. These offers have been taken from the official EU PlayStation Store website and feature digital deals, but other offers are also av...
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PlayStation Network

Latest PSN sale celebrates co-op gaming


Which cat are you?
Nov 24
// Jordan Devore
Sony is holding a co-op game sale on PlayStation Network until next week, and if you're a new PS4 owner or will be one soon thanks to Black Friday sales, it's absolutely worth a look. Some of my favorite titles for the consol...
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Deals

20% off one-year PS Plus membership courtesy of Newegg


Nov. freebie: Walking Dead S2 & Magicka
Nov 23
// Dealzon
Update: Newegg's deal is dead but you can get a 3-month cheap PS Plus code for only $10 at Walmart during Black Friday. Over the last few years we think Black Friday has morphed from a one-day after-Thanksgiving sale to a wee...
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Friday Night Fights - Destroy the Rebel scum!


Game with the Dtoid Community!
Nov 20
// Mike Martin
I got to play Battlefront at my brothers... It is not the best... It may not even hold a candle to the old ones (2 ftw!). Holy fuck though. The sound, the feel and the looks? Damn. I might have to take this brain-dead, hunk o...
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Primal Carnage

Primal Carnage: Extinction EU/AUS release date confirmed


DINO TIME
Nov 20
// Vikki Blake
Primal Carnage: Extinction is coming to PS4s in Europe and Australasia next Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Though the price has yet to be confirmed, the game - which hits PSN two weeks after the North American release - sells f...
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Uncharted

New update will 'visually improve' Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection


It also updates the credits. Rad
Nov 18
// Vikki Blake
A second patch for Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is bringing "various visual improvements." What, exactly, is being visually improved isn't detailed, but the patch will also bring "adjusted trophy requirements, adjus...
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Super Star Wars

Reminder: Super Star Wars comes out this week on PSN


The SNES classic
Nov 16
// Chris Carter
As a reminder, Super Star Wars will hit the PSN this week (PS4 and Vita with Cross-Buy). It was part of a classic trilogy for the SNES, and was basically a re-telling of A New Hope, through the veil of an action pla...
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Friday Night Fights

Friday Night Fights - Ch-ch-ch-chaaaanges


Change with the Dtoid community
Nov 13
// Mike Martin
Well isn't this Hunky Dory? A nice little Friday. We have a new Call of Duty to play together. We have a new Fallout to play with ourselves (HA! HA!). We have herpes. Wait, that's just me. My bad. "So shut up and tell us what...
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Friday Night Fights - Jack and Sh**


Game with the Dtoid Community!
Nov 06
// Mike Martin
Whole lotta nothing going on today, eh? Maybe y'all should sign up to play some Black Ops 3 together! How about some Rocket League? I don't know. I'm exhausted, work has been crazy and I just want to take a nap. A sexy nap. A cheesy, sexy, dirty nap. With cheese. Shit. That's how we get ants though. ;)
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PS4 avatars

PS4 users can now buy hilariously bad avatars


Your old PS3 avatars will transfer soon
Nov 03
// Jordan Devore
I've got the little futuristic frog guy as my PS4 avatar, so I'm set for life. But not everyone is down with him or the other freebies. Somehow, it has taken Sony until now to lend a helping hand. As of today, PlayStation 4 u...
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PS Now

PlayStation Now not dead, service adds over 100 games


But, you know, are they playable?
Nov 03
// Steven Hansen
I don't know anyone using PlayStation Now or even talking about PlayStation Now and the times I've tried it haven't really worked, but Sony keeps chugging along with its games-on-demand, subscription-based streaming service....
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PS+ November

PlayStation Plus has a modest set of free games in November


PS3 has the best showing
Oct 30
// Steven Hansen
It's November, which means it's the month to gives thanks for all the "free" PlayStation Plus games released all year. Next month, in the spirit of Christmas, you can be greedy about the offering. And hey, this month ain't ba...
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Friday Night Fights - Fright Night Edition


Oct 30
// Mike Martin
Welcome to another spooktacular edition of Friday Night Fights! Hollowiener is upon us, and I'm excited to take my kiddos trick or treatin' and see some slutty costumes on moms. I had to miss Halloween last year due to surger...
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PSN

Sony's Yoshida doesn't know if it will ever be possible to change your PSN ID


'I wish I knew!'
Oct 29
// Vikki Blake
PSN recently sent out an invite-only questionnaire that invited players to feedback on their most requested features. On that list was the option to change your PSN ID. Well, according to a recent Q&A with PlayStation boss Shuhei Yoshida, it turns out that changing PSN ID might not even be possible.
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PlayStation Network

We're in week two of PSN's Sale of the Dead


Lots of Resident Evil
Oct 27
// Jordan Devore
PlayStation Network's Sale of the Dead continues with more deals on horror games. This week, there's a whole lot of Resident Evil and not much else. It's a good time to play the HD remake, so I'm probably going to do that ton...
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FNF

Friday Night Fights - You dirty rat edition


Game with the Skaven Community!
Oct 23
// Mike Martin
Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide releases today. Oh boy, am I excited. I've had a blast in my short time with the beta. Yes, the game is basically L4D Ratz Edition. The atmosphere, the fighting, and the characters make it st...
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PlayStation

You can finally make a wishlist on the PSN Store


Wish away
Oct 23
// Vikki Blake
You can now create a wishlist on the PlayStation Store.  Right now the feature is limited to the website and app, which means you're unable to add to your list whilst browsing on your PS3 or PS4 console. Still -- it's a ...
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PSN sale

PSN's Sale of the Dead doesn't do much for me


There are a few standouts, though
Oct 20
// Jordan Devore
Overall, can't say I'm feeling this October-appropriate PlayStation Network sale. Many of these deals aren't all that noteworthy, but on the bright side, it is only week one (of two, presumably) and the sale does bring Grim Fandango Remastered down to $8.99 (PS4 and PS Vita).
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Sup Holmes

Sup Holmes gets slammed with Jane Friedhoff


Sup Holmes every Sunday at 4pm EST!
Oct 18
// Jonathan Holmes
[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] [Update: Thanks so much to...
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PSN flash sale

This weekend's PSN flash sale is about survival


Just go with it
Oct 16
// Jordan Devore
Some of the games in this latest PlayStation Network flash sale fit the "survival" theme well. Others require more imagination. But really, it's the deals themselves that matter most. I have a few recommendations. Notably, th...
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FNF

Friday Night Fights - You get a new car and you...


Game with the Oprah Community!
Oct 16
// Mike Martin
...get a NEW CAR!!! WOOOOOOOOOOO! Header idea came from a joke our lovely Jed Whitaker made in an email. Thank you Jed. I am pleased with the end result. I spent way too long last night working on different images until this ...
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Friday Night Fights

Friday Night Fights - F**k Cancer Edition


Game with the Dtoid Community!
Oct 09
// Mike Martin
Our own very lovely, community member Glowbear has written a book. Titled Magpies and Shifty Sheep, the book is available on Amazon. All proceeds will be donated to Cancer research. Go support Glowie and help fight cancer. Unless you like cancer? DO YOU LIKE CANCER? I dated a cancer once, weird girl but she grew on me. Let's go play some games together!

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