Magic: The Gathering is undoubtedly one of the biggest active trading card games in the world today with around 12 million players and fans across the globe. It’s then no surprise that this made the transition onto home consoles in 2010 with the original Duels of the Planeswalkers. Its initial success spawned yearly releases culminating in this year’s Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013.
Wheels of Destruction is a class-based car combat game from GelidGames aiming to blast its way to the front of a genre that’s become somewhat bloated of late. With Smash ‘N’ Survive and Wrecked: Revenge Revisited already available as downloadable titles, how will this game fare against these, as well as the classic genre leader, Twisted Metal.
Version 2 Studios, a brand new studio based in India, is hoping to start their development career with a bang with PlayStation Network exclusive Smash ‘N’ Survive; an explosive car combat title with a penchant for destruction.
Indian development studio Version 2 Games have released a destructive trailer to whet your appetite for their upcoming PlayStation Network exclusive title, Smash ‘N’ Survive – due to arrive on February the 22nd priced at £9.99.
Smash ‘N’ Survive is the studios first release for the PlayStation 3 and promises to deliver some serious car-on-car action for gamers who prefer aggression over simulation when behind the virtual wheel.
The title pits vehicles against each other in no-holds-barred battles through a single player campaign and the often neglected local split screen. Online multiplayer is also promised, hopefully being added to the mix in April as part of a free DLC offering.
Sony released a firmware update for the PlayStation 3 this Wednesday that, among other things, changed the terms and conditions of their online service. We delved into this new user agreement to see what these changes actually mean for you — as chances are the majority skipped on the opportunity to give it a read.
First things first, the PlayStation Network (PSN) as a whole has not been renamed to the Sony Entertainment Network (SEN), despite all the confusion that’s been floating around recently. The only real change is that the account you use to login to the PSN will now be known as a SEN account.
So, in practice you login to the PSN with your SEN account. Simple.
Sony reiterated that, “The rebranding of PlayStation Network accounts to Sony Entertainment Network accounts is a change in name only. Your username or password will not change, nor are we asking you to change them.”
The premise in Trendy Entertainment’s PSN tower defense game Dungeon Defenders is simple at heart but takes time to master.
Players are initially challenged to defend their single Eternia Crystal from the hoards of enemies looking to destroy it. This can be achieved through the use of building protective structures that act automatically to attack or repel any foes that cross its path. The difficulty ramps up significantly throughout the numerous levels, and as the number of crystals you have to defend increases so to do the access routes for enemies to reach their destructive goal.
Despite this simple premise being worthy of a game in its own right, the developer wasn’t content with a simple tower defense game so instead decided to up the ante with some added action RPG elements.
Mercury Hg released on the PlayStation Network recently and received positive reviews including a solid 8 out of 10 in our review. So, as promised, the generous developers have released their first piece of downloadable content (DLC), known as ‘Heavy Elements’, has landed.
Weighing in at £1.59, this content once again follows the budget price trend set by the main game. The controls and general premise remain the same as before and that’s certainly not a bad thing. Players will still guide their mercury blob through each level trying to reach the end while working towards other goals such as collecting bonuses, achieving time limits and not losing any mass along the way.
Those who never embraced Sony’s portable console will have likely missed out on the superb puzzler ‘Archer Maclean’s Mercury’ and its follow-up ‘Mercury Meltdown’. Although the latter saw a release on the PlayStation 2, and a further sequel appeared on the Wii, the series has finally made the leap to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as a downloadable title.
The PlayStation Network has been in what can only be described as terrible state since its outage, caused by hackers, began on April 21st. However, things finally started to turn around on May 15th with the restoration of online play, chat services, PlayStation Home and the syncing of trophies.