11w ago - Sony Senior Community Specialist Kristine Steimer is here with the PlayStation Plus October 2013 content preview updates below.
To quote: I'm a sucker for fantasy. If a game allows it, I'll create an elf mage because magic is awesome. This month I can do just that as Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is entering the Instant Game Collection. With a tale crafted by NY Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore, stunning visuals from Todd McFarlane, and a customizable combat system, Reckoning has a lot to offer RPG fans.
The mix-and-match combat means I can get my magic fix while also smashing things in the face with a hammer, or stabbing them with a sword and other various pointy weapons, which is pretty cool if you ask me.
You may remember that last month we added Team Ico's original cult classic ICO to the IGC, so their equally beloved sequel Shadow of the Colossus seemed like a natural follow-up. Slaying the majestic Colossi should make you feel something (read: incredibly guilty), but hey, you gotta save your #1 girl, right? In a completely different vein, Plus members will also receive Poker Night 2, which is an amusing twist on the classic card game.
With GLaDOS as the dealer and opponents like Claptrap from Borderlands and Ash from Army of Darkness you can sit back, have...
11w ago - XSEED Games Localization Lead Ryan Graff announced today alongside a video trailer that Valhalla Knights 3 on PS Vita will be launching this October 15th.
To quote: Hey, everyone. Ryan Graff here, XSEED's newest editor, writer, fetch-quester, and occasional dungeon master.
Ever notice how often JRPG heroes land in jail? It's like a rule; the heroes can mow down any number of guards or soldiers (or monsters, or ancient cosmic horrors), but if anyone ever yells, "You're under arrest!" or "Take them away!" or even just "Freeze!", then the heroes have to drop their weapons and assume the position. Of course, they almost never stay in jail for long.
Usually, someone lets them out, or they find a secret passage, or they overpower their one inept guard, and then it's just a short walk to the box with all their stuff in it, if the guards even took their stuff in the first place. Of course, you couldn't have a whole RPG where the heroes stay in prison... or could you? And if so, what would it be like?
Vita owners can find out on October 15th, when Valhalla Knights 3, a game that takes that question and runs with it, comes out on both retail shelves and PlayStation Store. The whole action-RPG is set in a medieval prison called Carceron, a converted fortress surrounded by war-torn wildlands.
11w ago - Sony's Jawad Ashraf of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks European PSN Game Store updates below, which include FIFA 14, Ratchet Gladiator, Lone Survivor and more as follows:
An array of big titles launch this week, with football mammoth FIFA 14 and free-to-play scrapper Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters leading the way. You may also have noticed a special drop yesterday of Lone Survivor, available for PS3 and PSVita.
Those who purchased Ratchet and Clank QForce on PS3 between 30th November 2012 and 21st May 2013 will receive an email containing a voucher to redeem the game at no additional cost.
PS Plus subscribers, what a treat October will be for you. Far Cry 3, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, Street Fighter x Tekken (Vita) and one of my favourites of this gen, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen!
All this and more are into October's line up, available for download today, providing you with a seriously good selection of awesome games to get stuck into.
The Warzone sale and Guitar Hero/DJ Hero sale continue for one more week, so snap up anything you haven't soon! You'll also have a chance to get hold of Splinter Cell Blacklist at a heavily reduced price over the weekend, so keep an eye out for that.
11w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN Game Store updates below, as follows:
Rocksmith 2014 ($59.99)
Rocksmith 2014 Edition is the fastest way to learn guitar*. Plug in any real guitar or bass and join over 1 million people who have learned with the award-winning Rocksmith method. The all-new Rocksmith 2014 Edition is bigger, better, and faster than ever.
Rebuilt from the ground-up, you'll experience vastly improved features, a new look, more flexible and deeper practice tools, new techniques and tunings, over 50 new hit songs, and much more.
PS3 Full Game
FIFA Soccer 14 ($59.99)
Win glory as your favorite player or club across 9 different game modes. The game features over 500 officially licensed clubs, authentic players and kits, 50 real-world tournaments, and gameplay that mirrors real-world football.
Find spaces between defenders utilizing a true 360° Dribbling system and be more creative and dangerous in attack. Live the fantasy of playing as a professional player or manage one of the world's elite clubs in Career Mode.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 Launch Edition ($59.99)
Experience a whole new ball game with KONAMI's PES 2014. The...
11w ago - Today Sony Digital Platforms Community Manager Tempest_Fire announced PSN maintenance scheduled for Wednesday, September 25, 2013.
Below are the details, to quote: Hi everyone, We wanted to take a moment to let everyone know that there is a planned maintenance for PlayStation Network scheduled for Wednesday, September 25th from 9:15AM to 3:15PM Pacific Time (12:15 PM to 6:15 PM Eastern). To clarify, this is a 6 hour maintenance.
If you've signed onto PSN over the past few days, you'll still be able to play online and access apps during this period, but you may receive a maintenance notification when attempting to access the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home, and Account Management as these services will be unavailable. Be sure to sign in now if you wish to access the Network during this maintenance window.
Thanks for your patience during this maintenance timeframe, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
For Europe (via Online Support Coordinator SuperFastZombie), to quote: Hi guys,
There is PSN Maintenance scheduled for Wednesday 25th September from 15:00 until Thursday 26th September 03:00...