Back in the days of the PlayStation 2 there was a racing game that held a special place in a lot of gamers memories. It wasn’t however the Gran Turismo series but rather a game featuring miniature cars and their attempts to race around the human world, that game was Micro Machines. Table Top Racing from Playrise Digital attempts to reignite those fond memories for the PlayStation Vita.
Back in 2010 we weighed up whether PlayStation Plus, Sony’s then new subscription service for PS3 owners, was worth your cash.
At the time we judged that perhaps the £39.99 annual entry fee wasn’t really worth laying down the cash for. Yes, you may have got your moneys worth in terms of access to games, but with the titles on offer not providing a compelling enough reason to commit, the service proved hard to wholeheartedly recommend. Not only that, but when staked up against Microsoft’s rival Xbox Live service, Sony’s alternative take on a console subscription service was viewed negatively, namely for not providing key features such as cross-game chat.
Since then a lot has changed, and it’s clear that PlayStation Plus is an ever evolving service. So with PlayStation 4’s now in homes across the country is the annual subscription worth your cash today? We take another look to give you our revised thoughts.
From a technical standpoint Sony’s PlayStation Vita is a very capable machine, yet sadly the handheld is still lacking in quality standout games. This issue is especially true when it comes to first person shooters (FPS) — both the Resistance and Call of Duty franchises failed to make use of the Vita’s two analog sticks, typically perfect for the genre. Could Killzone: Mercenary be the Vita’s first great FPS?
That’s what developers Guerrilla Cambridge are hoping to achieve, bringing some much needed FPS fun into the Vita library with their take on the Killzone universe.
Gamebrit took the closed multiplayer beta for a spin to see whether this is the shooter that Vita owners have been waiting for.
At the beginning of this year we picked out 13 games to look out for in 2013, among these was Media Molecules latest outing Tearaway. The developers have now revealed the release date for their upcoming Vita adventure title with the UK seeing it in stores on 25th October.
Is 2013 already getting you down? If so, then Sony think they might have the answer with their PlayStation Mobile giveaway.
Every week for six weeks they are giving away a different bite-sized title to get your fingers flexing – be it on the Vita, Sony Tablets or various smartphones.
It’s that time of year again, with the industry descending on Los Angeles to show off their wares for the press and the public alike. Sony took to the stage late on Monday (early Tuesday morning here in the UK) and managed to convince that there is plenty of life yet in their current hardware, despite all the recent rumours of looming next generation consoles.
Here’s our round-up of their conference with plenty of juicy details and trailers to feast your eyes on.
Sony’s PlayStation Vita is to receive a €50 price cut, by way of a rebate.
The temporary deal, which is only available in France, will run for six weeks from June 1 to July 15, allowing shoppers to buy the handheld at retail then claim back a €50 (£39) rebate.
Reports suggest that the PlayStation Vita saw poor sales when it launched in Japan in December, but have these fortunes changed since the handheld was released in the rest of the world in late February? We take a look at some charts and graphs to see how the Vita has sold compared to other handhelds in their first week.
The PlayStation Vita’s launch has created havoc across the UK All Format Top 40 this week, as Uncharted: Golden Abyss and FIFA Football sit comfortably at the top, claiming 31% and 18% of Vita software sales respectively.
With the PlayStation Vita mere hours away from release in the UK, the PlayStation Store is preparing to allow gamers to download alllaunch games and content from the get-go.
The initial batch of titles available is being touted as the ‘strongest in PlayStation history‘ so it’s no real surprise that they’d want to make every single bit of content ready to go from midnight tonight. The full list can be found after the break.
Despite the PlayStation Vita’s recommended retail price of £229.99 for the WiFi model and £279.99 for the 3G & WiFi model, retailers are already slashing the price ahead of its 22nd of February release date.
We scoured the internet to find the best deals and bundles on offer to save you a few extra pounds on launch day.
Sega has announced the name of its latest UK-based development studio, dubbed Hardlight.
The new studio was originally formed in June of last year following the 2008 closure of Sega Racing Studios, but only now has Sega named the team, bestowing the development house with the moniker ‘Hardlight’.
Based in Solihull within the West Midlands, the newly titled studio is reportedly working on a fresh IP that will be exclusive to the upcoming PlayStation Vita. This unknown action adventure game, the first Hardlight is set to release, is due to arrive before the end of this year.
Sega’s announcement regarding the studio came following a recently advertised job position. Sega were advertising for a Programmer role at the then unknown Hardlight studio, prompting questions about who the then-mystery developer was.
Hardlight, Sega’s third UK-based developer team, is described as a “boutique game development studio” that’s founded with “the ethos of staying compact, agile and focused”.