I love Playstation Plus. It floats my boat by offering up a monthly carousel of exceptional games all for the price of £35 a year. Seriously, if you have a Playstation device and you don't have PS Plus rectify this folly immediately.
Anyway, come June three more games will swap in to be downloaded for nothing, and those three games happen to be some of the best around: ICO HD, Shadow of the Colossus HD, and Demon's Souls. If you just want to buy them outright, though, they're discounted from today in the Knights and Witches sale.Click here to check out the full sale listings >>
The Playstation Store is getting some sweet GTA-related discounts this week that include all of the games from GTA 3 onwards, not mention the Episodes for GTA IV, and even some price slashing for the fantastic PSP titles.
Hit the jump for the full list of discounts, and remember PS Plus subscribers get a further 10% off of everything.Click here to read more...
Sony have announced plans for some hefty PSN maintenance on Monday 15th April, with separate times depending on where you're basedClick here to read more...
Sony have revised their maintenance plans for today. The PSN will now be down for longer, from earlier in the day. Yay.Click here to read more...
Sony has announced the return of their "12 Deals Of Christmas" promotion, which will deliver twelve 48 hour-long promotions from December 1st.
You now know as much as we do. Keep your eyes fixed on the PlayStation Blog post for daily updates from Saturday, or trust us to do it for you.
The official Playstation Blog has announced that when the Playstation Store updates in a short while, PS3 users will be able to make some mighty fine savings on all things related to Grand Theft Auto IV. The biggest saving obviously comes in the form of the Complete Edition, but if you already own the base game you can still save a fair enough getting the more enjoyable Episodes. As usual, PS Plus subscribers get their 10% off the listed sale price. We’ve got the full list after the jump.Click here to read more...
This week's PlayStation Store update finally brings us Counter-Strike: GO.
Instead, we have the new expansion for Portal 2, In Motion, that features a motion-controlled campaign compatible with the PlayStation Move. PS Plus members can get a 30% discount. New games include Of Orcs And Men and a complete Saints Row package, alongside Black Ops: Declassified for the PS Vita. Early reports suggest that you should avoid Nihilistic's portable Call Of Duty title like the plague, and for the sake of full disclosure, review code hasn't been made available to us (danger!).
Either way, as always, we have the lean update and prices after the break - thanks to the latest post on the PlayStation Blog.Click here to read more...
PSN is holding a spooktacular Halloween sale, which starts tomorrow in Europe as part of the weekly PlayStation Store update.
We've rounded up the entire list of promotions below, but we reckon that the smartest bargains are the Dead Island GOTY Edition for £11.99 (with a 10% Plus discount), I Am Alive for £7.99 (again, less for Plus subscribers) and BG&E HD for £4.25. House Of The Dead 3 and 4 will also be reduced to silly prices.
As mentioned, the promotion kicks off tomorrow and will end on November 7th. Let us know what you buy!Click here to read more...
After an embarrassing setback, Sony has announced that the newly-redesigned PLayStation Store interface is "now live in all EU territories" The new front end promised easier searching, intuitive browsing and larger icons, but met with a number of crippling issues including an inability to distinguish between regular members and Plus subscribers.
Hopefully all of the creases have now been ironed out.
This week's PlayStation Store update brings good news all round. The Walking Dead: Episode 4 - Around Every Corner is now available to download, so if you've been following the series, Matt's 8/10 review explains why you probably should.
The PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale public beta kicks off today for PS Plus members, while Vita owners can get involved at leisure. Plus subscribers can also get their hands on The Unfinished Swan and, if you're a fan of flight sims, a bundle pack of Dogfight 1942 and its two expansions for £7.99 provides a great value proposition. [thanks for the tip, ODB]
I'd also like to point out that you can download a PSP bundle pack of Half Minute Hero and Blazing Souls Accelate to your Vita for £10.99, which is much better value than netting them separately. Note that Accelate is a bit of a mixed bag, though. As always, the full update is available on the EU PlayStation Blog or condensed after the break.Click here to read more...
Sony are deploying an all-new PlayStation Store user interface as part of today's update, which should make the marketplace much more intuitive to navigate.
UPDATE: Sony have temporarily reverted back to the old design to address some major launch day issues, such as slow browsing speeds, wallet problems and an inability to distinguish between regular and PlayStation Plus members. "We look forward to introducing the new look store to the UK market shortly," said the company in a short statement.Click here to read more...
It's that time again, folks! The PlayStation Network will be offline for scheduled maintenance this coming Monday.
Expect services to be down from 13:00 BST on October 15th through until 02:00 BST on Tuesday morning. As per usual, users will be unable to access the PlayStation Store, Account Management, Account Registration, or play online. Trophies will still be operational, however, and will update on users' profiles once the PSN is operational again.
Starting today, Sony will release monthly best-selling charts for the PlayStation Store: both for PSN trial & unlock titles, full PS3 games, PS Vita downloads and PSOne classics. We've often wondered how well download titles fare on Sony's online marketplace, and this should give us a fascinating (or interminably dull) insight into the inner workings of Sony's marketplace.
We'll naturally link to our reviews when appropriate, and call out anything we find interesting, pleasing or bizarre.Click here to read more...
Sony's PS3 Essentials line, which sees a whole bunch of classic PS3 games hit the PSN Store at a discounted rate, arrive today. There are a bunch of newer titles such as Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood priced at £15.99, with some older games like LBP and the original Uncharted comingg it at £9.99.
Frankly, we rather think it's a little underwhelming, with the complete lack of retail outlay not reflected in pricing for games that have gone considerably lower than this before.Check out the full list after the jump >>>
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has failed to materialise on the European PlayStation Network for a third week running, with the latest episode of Telltale's Walking Dead series also notably absent despite a US release. Sony still offers no reason for the delay, which has increasingly attracted some angry backlash from PS3 owners. Several US titles are currently outstanding for Europe, including Dyad and Closure, while Trine 2 took several months to clear certification. Please can we spend our money on some nice things, Sony?
Actually, yes. Despite its glaring omissions, this week's PlayStation Store Update does provide a fantastic value PS Minis bundle from Beatshapers (which includes the brilliant Canabalt, Wizorb and others for £4.99), Zen Pinball 2, standalone HD versions of Metal Gear Solid 2 and Snake Eater alongside an extensive retro sale. More details on the EU PlayStation Blog.
This week's PlayStation Store update heralds a selection of discounted 'retro' games including a swathe of PS1 and PS2 deals, some PS3 DLC and a cheap price for Space Channel 5 Part 2. We've got it all after the break, courtesy of the EU PlayStation Blog.
As always, let us know what you buy!Click here to read more...
The PlayStation Store Summer Sale has been expanded with several new PS3 titles today, as well as a couple of Vita games. The standout bargains include the original Metal Gear Solid for £3.99, which is still a peerless work of interactive fiction as well as a damn fine game, and Shoot Many Robots for the same price. PS Vita slingshot puzzler Stardrone Extreme is also eminently affordable at £1.99.
We've got the update after the break - check out the original offers here.Click here to read more...
Oh yes. Using the BHTEN voucher code over at The Hut will get you £20 worth of PSN credit to spend on games, DLC and movies... for under £15. It's a pre-order, with the cards to be released in conjunction with Euro 2012, but a deal's a deal, and this is a cracking investment.
Do it today, though. As the voucher is only good until midnight. Cheers superspeedy!
Sony has confirmed the full PlayStation Store download launch library for the PS Vita ahead of tomorrow's release, including pricing but (un?)surprisingly not memory requirements. Get it after the break or over at the Euro PlayStation Blog.
However, despite Sony's protestations to the contrary, this launch lineup is considerably more expensive than boxed retail for the major launch titles at least. Aggravating.Click here to read more...
Double Six announced today on their blog that their twin-stick undead-slaying shooter All Zombies Must Die! will be releases on 28th December for XBLA. Although American Playstation owners will be able to buy it from the 27th, the rest of us on the other side of the pond will have to wait a little longer for it to appear on the Playstation Store, with 4th January being the date given.
To celebrate the news, Double Six have decided to spread a little festive cheer in their own, undead way. You can check it out below.
We got hands-on with AZMD! earlier this year, and came away impressed. You can read all about it in our in-depth preview here.