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Sony Announces PS2 Sale Starts Today on PlayStation Network

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58w ago - Sony's Jawad Ashraf of the PlayStation Store Team announced today that their PS2 Sale starts today on PlayStation Network.

To quote: Hi everyone! Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone that has shared a favourite memory from the PSone era over the last two weeks. It's great to hear after all this time that there is still such a passion for such a groundbreaking piece of hardware!

Onwards and upward though! Next, PlayStation 2. Released way back in late 2000, PlayStation 2 was the home of some of the best games ever, with all-time greats such as, Kingdom Hearts, God of War, ICO, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Devil May Cry, Final Fantasy X, Tekken 5, Grand Theft Auto III and many, many more.

With over 150 million units sold (and counting), PS2 is to this day still regarded as one of the finest gaming machines ever created.

PlayStation 2 was the first home console I could claim as my own. My parents were quite anti-gaming and were convinced it'd melt my brain, so I'd only really play games when I snuck to the arcades with my brothers.

However, after a lot of begging (and saving my lunch money), I was finally able to get one for my birthday. My first game was Tekken Tag Tournament. Sadly I didn't have a memory card for a while, so I'd barely experience...
 

Video: Motorbike PSN Revs Up on PlayStation Network Today

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60w ago - Founder of baKno Games Andres Martinez announced alongside a video trailer that Motorbike PSN revs up on PlayStation Network today.

To quote: Greetings PlayStation community! [Register or Login to view links] Games is a small game development studio based in Florida and Motorbike marks our first home console release.

We noticed that there wasn't a game quite like Motorbike currently available on the PlayStation Network, so we took our love of extreme sports and stunt bikes and used it to bridge this gap.

As you might have gathered from the images, Motorbike is a 2.5D stunt bike trials game in which you use the controller to accelerate and balance while traversing ramps, hazards, and other obstacles.

The game features 80 original tracks, thousands of online courses (yes, you read that right, thousands), and 40 exclusive tracks immediately available for download. Motorbike also includes an intuitive and easy-to-use Track Editor, which contains all the same tools we used to create the original levels.

We've done our best to step it up for the PlayStation 3 release of Motorbike. In addition to 40-PS3 exclusive tracks, we've included a toolbox full of PS3-exclusive accessories, objects, hazards and doodads in the game's Track Editor.

Players...
 

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Jumps Onto PSN Today

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61w ago - Black Forest Games Community Manager Dietrich Limper announced that Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams jumps onto PSN today with details below.

To quote: Good news! Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is available today, 19th June! Now that the wait is over, we'd like to share with you the history behind The Sisters.

Armin Gessert (code), Manfred Trenz (graphics) and Chris Hülsbeck (music) were the masterminds behind the original The Great Giana Sisters back in 1987. Their company back then was called Time Warp Productions and the final game was published for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, MSX2, and Commodore 64 by Rainbow Arts.

The Great Giana Sisters is a 2D side-scrolling arcade game in which the player controled either Giana or her sister Maria. Each level contained a number of dream crystals which awarded points to the player. Enemies could be defeated either by jumping on them or shooting them after obtaining power-ups. The "Fire Wheel" transformed Giana into a punk with the ability to crush rocks by jumping beneath them.

As you can see, these old concepts of the game are still in place in 2013, especially the change to the punk version of Giana, but let's get back to the old days.

A certain other game publisher became aware of the game and the success and...
 

Sony Reveals New Divekick Challengers Approach on PSN

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62w ago - Creator Adam "Keits" Heart revealed some new challengers today in Divekick on PS3 and PS Vita through PSN.

To quote: Divekick's roster continues to grow, and each new challenger is even more insane than the last.

Of course, we recommend that you learn how to play using one of the original eight characters, but don't let that stop you from trying out some of these advanced fighters.

The Baz

Health: 1210
Power: 1.21 Gigawatts
Bio: The Baz has been rejected from almost every fighting leauge on the planet, usually because he looks too lame or his fighting style doesn't fit in. He joins the Divekicking league as a last resort, due to their incredibly low standards. The Baz hasn't won any money Divekicking just yet, so he is forced to take on odd jobs for Mob Boss Don Luo to pay his bills. He is currently tracking down Mr. N for a debt owed to the Don.

Date of Birth: 7/4/1965
Place of Birth: On top of a mountain, under a blood red moon
Blood Type: Type A
Likes: Rope whips, Leather straps, Spiked apparel, Employment, Being relevant
Dislikes: Meteorologists, Rejection, Abandonment

Markman

Health: 500
Power: 60,000 - 895,000
Bio: Markman is an inventor, and a huge fan of...
 

Namco: Tekken Revolution is Free-to-Play Starting Today on PSN

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62w ago - Namco Bandai Games Public Relations Specialist Nick O'Leary announced that Tekken Revolution is free-to-play Starting today on PSN.

Below are the details, to quote: Everyone here on the Tekken team is very excited to finally pull the curtain off of Tekken Revolution, Namco Bandai Games' brand new free-to-play game that is launching today on the PlayStation Network exclusively for the PlayStation 3 system.

The team has been hard at work making sure that every essential aspect that has made Tekken one of the best fighting games on the market for the past 19 years is present in Tekken Revolution. From the iconic cast of characters, critically acclaimed fighting engine, and gorgeous visuals, this is the Tekken experience fans know and love.

However, since Tekken Revolution is a free-to-play title, some exciting new additions to the classic Tekken gameplay were implemented to take into account not only our hardcore fans, but also the PlayStation 3 owners who may have never played Tekken or a fighting game before. Here is a quick rundown of some of the new features in Tekken Revolution to get everyone up to speed with the new game!

Character Roster

Tekken Revolution features eight iconic characters to choose from at launch. The decreased roster size makes...
 
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