23w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PS3 and PSN Game Store updates below, as follows:
PS3 Full Game
There are a few important things I need to say before you crack into my insanely sweet game. (Oof. Here we go again.) I'm a mercenary with an accelerated healing factor. I've been described as unstable, which is just plain coo-coo. (Wait, do sane people say coo-coo?) I'm gonna battle for the safety of humans and mutants. (And even mumans.) Be prepared for just about anything. (Holla!)
Hotline Miami ($9.99, Cross-Buy with PS Vita)
Hotline Miami is a high-octane action game overflowing with raw brutality, hard-boiled gunplay and skull crushing close combat. Set in an alternative 1989 Miami, you will assume the role of a mysterious antihero on a murderous rampage against the shady underworld at the behest of voices on your answering machine.
Magic 2014 Duels of the Planeswalkers ($9.99)
Become a Planeswalker and travel the planes of existence unleashing a torrent of spells and creatures to devastate your opponents. Prove yourself in combat against Chandra Nalaar--a fiercely independent Planeswalker with an affinity for fire and quick temper--then battle...
24w ago - Aksys Games Director of Production Frank "Bo" DeWindt announced alongside a fresh video that Muramasa Rebirth is out today on PlayStation Vita.
To quote: Muramasa Rebirth, the action-packed RPG by Vanillaware, the developer behind the critically acclaimed Muramasa: The Demon Blade, releases today!
Enter a world where ancient Japan comes to life on PS Vita. Play as the possessed princess Momohime, or the fugitive ninja Kisuke as they travel throughout Japan in search of the Demon Blades - powerful blades that lust for the souls of the vanquished. Collect all 108 blades, and battle those who stand in your way.
Along with a standard edition retail release, Muramasa Rebirth is also available on PlayStation Network as well as a limited "Muramasa Rebirth: Blessing of Amitahba Collector's Edition!"
In Muramasa Rebirth, Vanillaware re-imagines Muramasa onto the PS Vita system. The game's beautiful, vibrant hand drawn art is stunningly enhanced by the PS Vita's OLED screen. The gameplay has been updated to allow for easy gameplay and customization. Remap your controls to your liking and play with ease!
24w ago - Today a video was posted demonstrating an incoming PlayStation Vita 2.12 Firmware VHBL exploit (which currently runs through a yet undisclosed PS Vita game) by qwikrazor87 with details below.
To quote: Some of you might have thought that we decided to not be a blog dedicated to hacking, given how slow the hacking news have been recently for the Vita. There was of course the hope of a VHBL port from The Z, but that was a while ago, and he is still waiting for a "significant firmware update" from Sony before releasing his work.
But fear not, as developer qwikrazor87 contacted me with his own VHBL port, which will be released as soon as it is fully tested!
Now, this exploit comes with some limitations. First, as is often the case, we are talking here of a usermode exploit running VHBL inside the PSP emulator of the Vita. This means you'll be able to play a vast majority of PSP homebrews on your vita (including emulators), but this will not let you play PSP isos (which would require a new Kernel exploit, the last public one was in firmware 2.02), let alone Vita isos (no public method exists for this, at all, so don't ask).
24w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PS3 and PSN Game Store updates below, as follows:
Dungeons & Dragons Chronicles of Mystara HD ($14.99)
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara combines two timeless D&D arcade classics -Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara- into one definitive package. Battle through a rich fantasy universe with a host of new features, including HD visuals, drop-in/drop-out 4 player online co-op, customizable House Rules, leaderboards, and a trove of extras.
Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard ($9.99)
Get ready for a fictional account of the world's most popular video game hero... of the 1980s. Matt Hazard is coming out of retirement and making his next-gen 'comeback' against all his old enemies in a hilarious parody of the last 25 years of action games.
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams ($14.99)
Morph at will between two dynamically different dream worlds in this fast-paced hardcore platformer! Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams combines punchy graphics and tight controls with the challenge of retro era platforming.
Using simple controls you manipulate wind, rain, lightning, snow and bubbles to solve puzzles at your own pace, interacting...
25w ago - Zen Studios Creative Director Neil Sorens shared a video today of KickBeat on PlayStation Vita strutting its stuff at E3 2013.
To quote: Hey there, Playstation fans. Lots of excitement in the air these days as this year's E3 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting yet.
Not only did we get our first real look at the PlayStation 4 - I'm pre-ordering it already, myself - but Vita got its share of E3 love, too. KickBeat, for one, is playable in the Sony booth!
If this is your first time hearing about KickBeat, introductions are in order. KickBeat is a rhythm action where you fight baddies in time with the music. It's different from other rhythm games in that you play the action itself instead of playing an interface (bars, arrows, button icons, etc.) that's slapped on top of the action.
Enemies come at you from all directions, and you fight them off by pressing the buttons representing those directions at the right time. So let's say an enemy is attacking you from the left.
Hit the Square or left button (or tap the left side of the screen) when he gets close enough, which will match up with a beat from the song, and you'll serve him some kung fu smackdown. Simple enough, right? There are some more advanced controls later on, but you...