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PlayStation Store Update (10-21-14)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for October 21, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now enjoy The Walking Dead Season 2 along with Shadow Warrior and Escape Goat 2.

PlayStation 3 owners now have access to The VoiceSpelunker HD Ultimate Edition and F1 2014. Owners of all 3 systems can download Race The Sun and Samurai Warriors 4 starting today.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and all other weeks subscribers will receive extra discounts. This week there is The Sale of the Dead to celebrate Halloween and PlayStation Plus subscribers get even bigger discounts on these games. Keep reading to see the full PlayStation Store update.

Full PlayStation TV FAQ

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With each new console release, companies tend to release the big juicy details about their latest in intervals to get the maximum exposure. While the big reveals and announcements usually revolve around the key functionalities of the product, in this case the PlayStation TV, they don’t always address the smaller details that can at times be the key for one person purchasing or not purchasing a given product. The PlayStation TV is no exception and despite its small size, there is a ton this companion unit can offer. Still, there is  no way it will please everyone and check off every item on our wish list at a $99 price point.

To that end, after the jump, you can find the full PlayStation TV FAQ sheet.

9 Things I’ve Learned About PlayStation TV

PlayStation_TV_2The PlayStation TV is officially out in North America, nearly a year after it was released in Japan under the name PS Vita TV. Capable of streaming games from PS4 and PlayStation Now, the PlayStation TV will have access to over 700 titles across the Vita, PSP digital, PS One classic, and PlayStation minis spectrum. After performing our video unboxing of the PlayStation TV, here are 9 interesting things I’ve learned about PlayStation TV during my first 24 hours with the companion console.

You can find that list, after the jump.

PlayStation Store Update (10-14-14)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for October 14, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can enjoy the highly anticipated Peggle 2 and an updated version of a fantastic game from last gen, Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition.

PlayStation 3 owners journey to Pandora’s Moon today in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and explore the terrifying The Evil Within (also available for PlayStation 4). PlayStation Vita owners can finally join in the survival/building craze with Minecraft PlayStation Vita Edition! 

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and all other weeks subscribers will receive extra discounts. This week there are extra discounts for several new Ultimate Bundles as well as a deep discount on the very fun Strength of the Sword 3 (see our review here). Keep reading to see the complete update!

PlayStation Store Update (10-07-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for October 7, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can enjoy the beautiful Driveclub,  Styx: Master of Shadows and DiveKick.

Users of both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 can now enjoy Alien: Isolation and NBA 2K15. PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita owners get access to Vib-Ribbon and  One Piece UWR Prestige Edition starting today. There is also a sale on items for Grand Theft Auto V.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and the free titles this month include Spelunky (PS4/PS3/PS Vita), Batman: Arkham Origins(PS3), and Dust: An Elysian Tail (PS4). Keep reading to see a complete list of the updates for the store this month!

Full PlayStation Vita Firmware 3.30 Details

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Sony is bringing a hefty update to their powerful handheld that’s sure to make gamers happy. Unlike traditional Vita updates that tend to be ‘general bug fixes,’ the PlayStation Vita firmware 3.30 brings the long-awaited custom themes that will help make each Vita unique. Sony is also bringing major tweaks to the Vita calendar and trophy functionality among other updates.

After the jump, the full PlayStation Vita firmware 3.30 details await you.

PlayStation Store Update (09-30-14)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for September 30, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users now have access to Chariot and the extremely well reviewed Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor.

PlayStation 3 users now have access to Persona 4 Arena UltimaxShort Peace Ranko Movie and Falling Skies: The Game. Users of all 3 systems can now play the extremely difficult strategy RPG Natural Doctrine. 

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and then receive extra discounts as the month progresses. Discounts this week include titles from Konami including the Metal Gear franchise and the wonderful PS1 RPG Suikoden.

Poll: Would You Like to See a Successor to the PS Vita?

playstationvitavsslimWith PS4′s unprecedented success, the spotlight has been placed on PlayStation – and the Vita’s place in the company’s lineup. Where does it stand for you? Would you like to see a successor to the PS Vita (Slim)? Let us know in our poll!

PlayStation TV Coming To North America In October, ‘Nearly 700′ Games Available At Launch

PlayStation TVThe wait is nearly over. The latest PlayStation console is finally coming to the United States, nearly a year after its launch in Japan. Yes, that’s right, PlayStation TV (previously the PS Vita TV in Japan) has a release date and will be launching in North America on October 14, and one month later to European territories on November 14.

PlayStation Store Update (09-23-14)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for September 23, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users now have access to Flockers and Castlestorm: Definitive Edition.

PlayStation 3 users get several RPGs in Ar nosurge: Ode to An Unborn StarArcana Heart 3: Lovemax!!!, and Resonance of Fate. Users of all 3 systems can now play the newest edition of the hyper popular franchise, FIFA 15.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and then receive extra discounts as the month progresses. Discounts this week include titles in the DarksidersRed Faction, and MX vs. ATV franchises. Keep reading to see the complete store update!

Sony to Shut Down PSN on PSP

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PSP users in European and PAL regions regions are in for a dose of hard reality. The now 10-year-old portable from Sony will be losing access to the PlayStation Network come September 15th. According to Sony, PSP users will still be able to download titles from Sony Entertainment Network Online Store as well as redownload past purchases from the PSP download list. The official statement from Sony can be found after the jump.

PlayStation Store Update (09-09-14)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for September 9, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users (along with PlayStation 3) can now enjoy Destiny which is one of the most anticipated titles this Fall. Hockey also returns to consoles in NHL 15 for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Beyond these two heavy hitters the update this week is pretty light. There is a fairly extensive sale for titles in the Grand Theft Auto saga as well as the Just Dance series.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and then receive extra discounts as the month progresses. Discounts this week include 6 dollars off of a pre-order for The Evil Within for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Sony Shows Off PS4 and PS Vita Remote Play in New “Perfect Gaming Partners” Spot

Despite popular belief, the PS Vita enjoys an ever expanding library of games, most recently thanks to the indie community. This list is further enlarged if we take PSP and PSone games which can be downloaded for the Vita into account. With the PS4 garnering so much success, it’s easy to see why Sony has shifted its focus away from the PS Vita, but we can’t help but think there is so much potential in the powerful portable. For its part, Sony has always been vocal that they continue to see the PS Vita as a vibrant part of the PlayStation family. To that end, Sony has released a new ‘perfect gaming partners’ spot for the PS Vita that depicts the console’s close tie to the PS4 thanks to Remote Play.

PlayStation Store Update (09-02-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for September 2, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now purchase Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (also available for PS3 and Vita) and the much anticipated Velocity 2X (also available for Vita).  

PlayStation 3 users now have access to Deathmatch Village and the Epic Adventures Bundle. There is a lot of love for the PlayStation Vita this week as users finally have access to Don’t Starve: Giant EditionJoe Danger, and the fantastic Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (See our Review Here).

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and the free titles this month include Velocity 2X (PS4/PS Vita), Sportsfriends (PS4/PS3), and TxK (PS Vita). Keep reading to see a complete list of the updates for the store this month!

PlayStation Vita to Gain ‘Live From PlayStation’ App

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The PS4 and PS Vita will soon be gaining theme support when PS4 firmware 2.0 and PS Vita firmware 3.30 is released later this month. When the firmware updates launch, both newer consoles will gain something that the PS3 has had for years. Now it’s been revealed that PS Vita will also be taking a cue from the PS4 playbook and gaining the popular Live From PlayStation app. For those unfamiliar, Live Form PlayStation allows PS4 owners to watch live PS4 game broadcasts from Twitch and Ustream. Though the Vita won’t be able to broadcast likely due to hardware limitations, you can now more leisurely lounge around the house and watch live streams.

PS4 and PS Vita to Gain Themes in Next Firmware Update

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PS4 firmware 2.0 is already aiming to bring an extensive amount of changes to the leading next-gen console. To sweeten the pot further, Sony has revealed more information about the upcoming update, which is sure to please long time PS3 fans. When firmware 2.0 launches later this month, PS4 owners will have the ability to download themes much like they could on the PS3 which will help liven up and personalize their console. No specific themes were announced, nor was any price revealed, but the news is certainly a welcome one for PlayStation fans. But that’s not all.

Should You Buy ‘Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair’ for the PlayStation Vita?

PS_Vita_ Danganronpa_2_Goodbye_DespairThe original Danganronpa was published by NIS America and originally released here in North America on February 11, 2014. It is easily one of my favorite games of the year (Check out my review here). Shortly after its release, it was announced that its sequel would be coming out a short seven months later.

Just like the original game, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is a visual novel with a murder mystery twist. Unlike the first game where the characters are trapped in a high school, this time all of the characters (again a set of students from Hope’s Peak Academy) are trapped on the tropical Jabberwock Island.  Does Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair live up to the high quality of the original? Keep reading to find out!