Solid mechanics and thoughtful design go a long way in making a game timeless. Take Brandish: The Dark Revenant, for instance. Recently released Stateside on the PSP and Vita, the game was originally launched in Japan back in 2008. Before that, it was known as Brandish, an early dungeon crawler for the PC and the SNES. All these years later, its deceptively simple components add up to make an experience that's every bit as entertaining as modern offerings.
Sony is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the original PlayStation with a huge PSN sale. The Anniversary Sale includes discounts on over 60 titles across PlayStation platforms.
One of the most highly anticipated translations being worked on by the gaming community – a very passionate and dedicated community at that – has been shutdown with a cease and desist by Square Enix. How do we know? Well, the beta patch for the PSP version of the game has been pulled and work on the project must be brought to cessation.
A warrior is only as good as the weapon they carry in hand, the armor they wear on their back and, most importantly, the comrades who stand at their side. These laws of battle ring true in Toukiden: Age of Demons, the PlayStation Vita exclusive hunting game from Omega Force and Tecmo Koei.
One of the most praised Final Fantasy games that no one got to play outside of Japan is called Final Fantasy Type-0. Thankfully, fans have taken the task up of translating the game for English speaking gamers, so those outside of Japan will have an opportunity to enjoy the game for all it's worth.
Another Tuesday is upon us, meaning it is once again time to reap the benefits of PlayStation Plus. This week’s Plus update includes two new games for the Instant Game Collection including Brothers for the PS3 and Worms for the PSP and Vita.
Let's not get our hopes up too high, but there is at least an inkling of hope regarding the possible Western localization of Final Fantasy Type-0. Square Enix's North American and European CEO has responded to queries about bringing the game to the West.
Nippon Ichi Software has revealed that they're bringing Black Rock Shooter: The Game to North America and Europe. The action RPG, previously released in Japan, will be coming West later this month.
Gather round, children, for yet another thrilling episode of Story Time With Granpappy PlayStation. The “Evolution of PlayStation” video series continues and, now that all of the consoles have been taken care of, Sony's pair of portable consoles are getting their brief moment in the spotlight.
The Sony Entertainment Network online store has finally gone live on PC, making it easier than ever to purchase your games, movies, etc. from pretty much anything with an internet connection.
Aksys Games (yeah they're still around) sent out word that the hack-and-slash adventure title based on the visual novel(s) has received its official release date. Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi will arrive for the PSP will be arriving at local retailers beginning February 19th. Special pre-order bonuses have already been announced and they don't include chipped off content from the game, but instead real-life goodies to help boost interest in the title.
There ain’t no party like a Corpse Party and, come next week, the second game in the cringe-inducing, haunted school horror series, Book of Shadows will be available for download through the PlayStation Network.
It’s 2012 and, I’m sad to say, we still haven’t received our jetpacks yet. Those things were all but promised in the comics, pulp novels, movies and television shows of yesteryear. But, since we don’t have an actual jetpack to cruise around in, looking awesome as we soar off to a levitating night club, at least we have games like Jetpack Joyride to give us the illusion of such high-flying antics. And, today, that particular mobile gem is finally making its way to the PlayStation Minis library.
The universe of the Ragnarok Online MMO continues to expand with the latest offering from Aksys, a strategy RPG by the name of Ragnarok Tactics.
It’s another sad day for games print journalism as word comes down that PlayStation: The Official Magzine will be turning its last page later this year, making POM the latest in a long list of casualties for gaming magazines around the world.