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  • Russian Twitter source didn’t guess August PlayStation Plus lineup, copied it instead

    I accidentally mislead a lot of people when I wrote this article earlier today on August’s PlayStation Plus lineup, based on this enthusiastic source: Leak PS+ August: PS4 Octodad, The Swapper, PS3 Saints Row 4, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, PSV 1001 Spikes, Atelier Rorona Plus — Drew Sher (@gray_dev) July 22, 2014 Like many other gaming journalists I wanted this to be true. The games are excellent and mysterious twitter sources sometimes, and often shine with insight. But Drew Sher’s tip was based off an earlier article by Dan Miller from this fine site, Brash Games. In Miller’s article, written 14 July,...

  • August PlayStation Plus lineup spills: Octodad, Far Cry 3, Saints Row 4 and The Swapper

    Update:The twitter source incorrectly copied from a previous article dated 14 July, and it’s been confirmed that The Swapper won’t be coming to PlayStation Plus this August. Read all about it here. We apologise if we mislead anyone in any way. Original story: August’s PlayStation Plus lineup of games has been leaked by Russian twitter tipster gray_dev, and includes two excellent games for PS4, namely Octodad and The Swapper, as well as the brilliant Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and Saints Row 4 for PS3. Leak PS+ August: PS4 Octodad, The Swapper, PS3 Saints Row 4, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, PSV...

  • PlayStation Plus games for May: Puppeteer, Payday 2, Everybody’s Golf

    Trigger-fingered PlayStation owners in the EU will soon have even more titles to choose from. Sony’s PlayStation Blog has finally announced its May games roster for PS Plus members in the EU. Sony has not specified the roster for additional regions, yet. Among those included are Zoink’s Stick it to the Man for the PS4, Puppeteer and Payday 2 for the PS3. Handheld enthusiasts on the PS Vita will receive Everbody’s Golf and Muramasa Rebirth, the twin-campaigned RPG. Although five titles are shown the door by PlayStation, including Mercenary Kings (PS4), Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 and Bioshock Infinite (both PS3) Hotline Miami (Cross Buy) and lastly, MotoGP13 (PS Vita), five...

  • PlayStation Store Easter sale now on: select PS3, PS Vita games 50% cheaper

    The PlayStation Store Easter Sale is on, gamers. PlayStation.Blog has just posted its insanely long list of discounted PS3 and PS Vita titles. “Spring is here and that means some better weather (location dependent). It also means bunnies. And chocolate eggs. We sadly can’t give you tasty chocolate eggs, but we can give you a bunch of discounts on a whole bunch of games. So from today, head on over to PS Store and make some eggcelent savings for the next three weeks.” says PlayStation. For those interested, it’s best to act fast: the sales runs from 9 to 30...

  • Win ‘Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2′ for PS3 [competition closed]

    Update: The winner of this competition is Johan Steenkamp! Well done, we’ll be sending you a PS3 copy of the game soon. Enter the dark world of blood, swords and sorcery. In the sequel to Konami’s 2010 classic, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 continues the story of Dracula who again battles with the Devil. If that tickles your fancy, see the details below on how to win the PS3 version of the game. In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Dracula awakens after the events of the previous title to find out that Satan is about to embark on a...

  • Why 2014 is the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3’s best year

    The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are shiny and new, but that doesn’t mean you should run out and buy them right away. No, there’s still a lot of life to glean from the old PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In fact, if you’re new to consoles altogether, there are compelling reasons why you should go for one of these older consoles instead of forking out considerably more for their successors. Outside of the games, the differences between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are largely negligible, but there are a few worth mentioning. First, here is what the PS3 has...

  • PlayStation Plus January rolls out ‘Don’t Starve’, ‘Borderlands 2′ and more

    Sony announced the January line-up for PS Plus members today including impressive titles such as Don’t Starve on PS4, DmC: Devil May Cry and Borderlands 2 on PS3 as well as Soul Sacrifice and BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extended on PS Vita. If you don’t know by know, PlayStation Plus membership automatically covers PS4, PS3 and PS Vita membership. PS Plus enables PS4 gamers to access online multiplayer modes and other special perks such as early game access and free games such as these. Don’t Starve which will be available 8 January on PlayStation 4, is a top-down survival RPG that follows...

  • ‘Need for Speed Rivals’ review: the endless road

    Need for Speed Rivals is the latest title to be spawned from the Need for Speed family and the first one born from the hands of new Swedish developers, Ghost Games. It was built on the new Frostbite 3 engine, the same one used for the recently released Battlefield 4. How does it fare? First Impressions As you start it up it you’re forced to watch a lengthy and unskippable two-minute intro video. The voice in this intro seems like it’s trying overly hard to be philosophically deep and poignant but it just isn’t. It comes off shallow, though, at...

  • Take that, Xbox: Sony’s PS3 is now the best selling console in the US

    It had to happen, eventually. After two and a half years as the US’ best selling console, the Xbox 360 has now been knocked off the number one position by Sony’s PS3 according to NDP statistics. The reason? GTA V, said Geekwire. Matter of fact, this is why GTA V made the PS3 sell like proverbial hotcakes: Click the image to see Amazon’s deal. It’s just so damn cheap… Only R2700 (US$269) for a PS3 and the best game of 2013. Just take our money, please. Need more evidence? For that, we go to VGChartz. It’s the console that’s seen the most GTA...

  • Saints Row IV review: sandbox lunacy comes full circle

    In Saints Row IV, the series comes full circle. What started out as a GTA clone has mushroomed into something utterly bonkers. All pretence has disappeared and any veneer of respectability has been yanked away, replaced instead by farce, lunacy and lashings of self referential wit. Saints Row IV isn’t content to merely be another sandbox game. It distances itself from the competition while at the same time drawing attention to a litany of pop culture influences. We have Keith David playing… Keith David, a dubstep gun, superpowers, and a number of missions that overtly mock films and games of...