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Gamescom 2011: New “Value PSP” introduced for Europe

After rattling off a few games for the upcoming PS Vita, Sony said that there is still strong interest in the PSP in Europe. As such, they saw fit to introduce a new model of the handheld that would sport … Continue reading

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Gamescom 2011: PS3 price slashed globally, effective immediately

To close out their media briefing at Gamescom today, Sony announced a global price cut for the PlayStation 3. The new prices are $249 in the US, €249 in Europe, and ¥24,980 in Japan, and these are all effective immediately. With … Continue reading

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Gamescom 2011: Have a new Mass Effect 3 trailer, plus screenshots

Mass Effect 3 had a good showing at EA’s Gamescom conference earlier, and there are plenty of new assets to drool over. First up is a trailer titled “Squad Leader,” and as the name implies you get to see Shepard … Continue reading

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John Carmack on PS3: “It’s the second-best console ever made”

In the game development field, few names come more highly praised or respected than John Carmack’s. Simply put, if he’s got something to say, you listen, and you listen good. At QuakeCon last week Carmack spoke to Dave Oshry of … Continue reading

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Heavy Iron Studios: PS Vita “a car wreck”

With the advent of gaming on smartphones such as the iPhone and Android-powered devices, as well as the poor sales of the 3DS that lead to an unprecedented $80 price cut just months after launch, many around the industry are … Continue reading

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Bonus content and trophies unveiled for ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection

Just in case you somehow forgot, two of the absolute greatest PS2 games, ICO and Shadow of the Colossus will be making their way to the PlayStation 3 in the near future in full HD glory. To drive that point … Continue reading

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Mr. Freeze chills summer heat in new Batman: Arkham City trailer

With the release of a new trailer we get to see yet another villain from the upcoming Batman: Arkham City in action. In this case, it’s Dr. Victor Fries, or Mr. Freeze as he makes himself known to Bats. In … Continue reading

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Six Games That May As Well Be Vaporware

Every year there are several major gaming shows and events, and the gaming population is always rightfully excited for them. After all these shows are where we hear about exciting new game announcements, or build up hype for something that … Continue reading

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European PSN Update: 10/8/11

Wednesday means its time for the weekly update to the European PlayStation Store, and this one is much like yesterday’s North American update. This means EU PS3 users can look forward to preordering four upcoming PSN games (Street Fighter III, … Continue reading

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North American PSN Update: 8/9/11

It’s time for the weekly PlayStation Store refresh, and this week’s is a good one. PSN PLAY offers preorders for four upcoming downloadable titles at a discount to PlayStation Plus subscribers, and buying all four games (regardless of PS+ subscription) … Continue reading

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