Category Archives: PSV News & Articles

Quickie Review: Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth

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So many video game references.

Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed Review

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Written by Milo Fisher

Akiba’s Trip is one of the few whacky Japanese games that ten years ago we would of assumed would never make it across seas. But thanks to the team at NIS, the game has been lovingly localized for European audiences. The downside to bringing these strange Japanese RPGs is that they aren’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, and Akiba’s Trip may be the hardest game to sell to a mass market. Akiba’s Trip is a free roam RPG that involves running around Japan attacking and stripping vampires.  Yep, it’s one of those games.

Destiny Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

Destiny is a universe jam packed full of adventure. Unfortunately, most of those adventures end up being repetitive and unimaginative.

Danganronpa 2 Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

A school trip on a tropical island takes a turn for the worst when students start killing each other, and what’s worse is that no one remembers who they are. It’s Danganronpa 2!

One Piece Unlimited World Red Review

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Written by Milo Fisher

One Piece has been going for over 15 years now, and yet has never managed to find a video game genre that fit it. The series would often borrow from other franchises for its video game adaptations (see One Piece Pirate Warriors 2) but would never dare to be original. One Piece Unlimited World Red takes a bold step for the franchise by being the first original title to grace a home system, and it does so wonderfully.

Conception II Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

Conception II is unapologetically unoriginal. It’s sexist, unimaginative, bland and repetitive. But for some reason, I can’t put it down.  

Demon Gaze Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

Anime inspired dungeon crawlers have had a resurgence in the past few years, with series such as Etrian Odyssey and Shin Megami Tensei leading the pack. However there’s always been a running issue with these games in their accessibility and difficulty, often making it hard for newcomers to get into the genre. Demon Gaze, the latest dungeon crawler from NIS America, is no different, but it’s gratifying gameplay and stylistic art design make it a great Vita exclusive.

Ys Memories of Celceta Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

The Vita has been stepping up recently with a slew of new games being brought over to the handheld. One of these new games is Ys: Memories of Celceta, a game that so enjoyable and well made that you don’t want to put it down.

Danganronpa Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

The success of the “Zero Escape” series has spawned a wide range visual novels to be translated and brought over to the west, with each one trying to stand out from the crowd with their unique features and whacky characters. Danganronpa is the latest of these puzzle visual novels, a game with a style unlike anything else.

Dragon Ball Z Battle of Z Review

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Words By Milo Fisher

Dragon Ball Z is one of the most beloved anime franchises in the western world. The expansive amount of content in the universe just begs to be turned into a video game. Battle of Z is the latest Dragon Ball game to grace our eyes, but is it worth charging you Ki for? Or should you teleport away?

Stick it to the Man review

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Stick it to the man is a hilarious, whacky, and enjoyable experience that harkens back to point and click games of old, but with less puzzles and more platforming. With its crazy cast of characters and interesting story, Stick it to the man is good fun.

PS Vita TV: Small box, big tricks

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At Tokyo Game Show Sony took to the stage to introduce their entry into the microconsole market with PS Vita TV. The console will be able to play games, access TV services, and enable the ability to use your PS4 remotely.

PS Vita gets slimmed

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The Vita’s electronic wizardry gets shrunk to give us a leaner handheld that still packs a punch.

At Tokyo Game Show, Sony revealed to the world a remodelled PSV in a variety of flashy colours… and grey.

PS3 and Vita price drops

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Rejoice fellow gamers! For the PlayStation 3 and Playstation Vita have descended from their price points in the sky and have graciously accepted new prices lower to the earth.

Borderlands 2 hits the portable scene with the PS Vita

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The PS Vita has been lauded as a brilliant piece of technology in an era when gamers are more mobile than ever before. The additional features of staying connected to the PS3 via the cloud has also been highly praised as keeping gamers attached to the games they enjoy. Players could continue their games while on the move, which was a big seller for the portable device.

New PlayStation Vita Update

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A recent update to the PS Vita has been made. The update contains a large amount of new features, here is a list of all the fancy new things you can do with your system.

Sony’s teaser image is a new game from Insomniac

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Yesterday Sony teased us with an image titled “When Worlds Collide”. Turns out, it will be a game made by Insomniac.

Insomniac games have just put up a picture on their Twitter revealing more of the image with the words “Heroes Return” at the bottom.  They also state that there will be a big reveal tomorrow (July 11th) so we won’t have to wait long to find out exactly what it is.

Sony put up mysterious “When Worlds Collide” image – possible announcement

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Sony has put up a mysterious image of an eclipsed planet with the title “When Worlds Collide” on its official PlayStation Twitter and Facebook accounts. Of course this has sent the internet into frenzy mode with everybody trying to guess what it could mean.

Proteus coming to PS3 and Vita

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The atmospheric exploration game, Proteus, is coming to the PS3 and Vita later this fall. The game, created by Curve Studios, is a randomly generated island exploration game unlike any other. The game allows the player to explore at their own pace and discover the secrets and wonders of the island.

MoreConsole discusses the possibility of Destiny being played on the PS Vita

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Dedicated gamer @MoreConsole is known on youtube for his wacky personality and his obsession with Bungie and Halo. In recent months, his attention has turned towards Bungie’s newest game, Destiny.  Since the game was first hinted at, More Console has been on the front lines bringing fans all the news about  Destiny that exists. With his newest video breakdown, he lays out what could soon be a reality with Destiny being played on the mobile PS Vita.

Minecraft could be heading to PlayStation

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Minecraft could be tunnelling its way to PlayStation. Markus Persson, owner of Mojang (which developed Minecraft) revealed that he received a VIP invite off of Sony for their E3 event. Not only did they get an invite but he also got a special golden PS One.

PS store adds new indie section

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For many the indie developers are the soul of gaming. Without them we would be missing many original, creative, and fun games that brighten up game collections. So it’s nice to see that Sony are giving the indie developers some extra exposure with their own section in the PlayStation store.

E3 and Conferences

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E3 is the world’s premier trade show for computer and video games and related products. Tens of thousands of professionals will experience the future of interactive entertainment. The most influential people leading the most innovative companies in the industry attend E3 to see groundbreaking new technologies and never-before-seen products for computers, video game consoles, handheld systems, mobile and social, and the Internet.

Batman: Arkham Origins announced

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Warner Bros. has announced the newest edition to the Arkham series with Batman: Arkham Origins. While the game has not been fully revealed, a few things are known. This title takes Batman back near the start of his superhero career. Before the Dark Knight was the ultimate crime fighter and master detective, he had to begin at the bottom and work his way up. Bringing in villains before they hit the big time will help even the odds against this early Batman. One of these villains is Deathstroke, as seen in the Game Informer magazine cover. Of course Batman still wins. He always wins. He’s Batman.

Disney Shuts Down LucasArts

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According to sources close to Kotaku, Disney has laid off the staff of LucasArts and cancelled all current projects, including the amazing Star Wars 1313 shown at E3 last year and Star Wars: First Assault.

Sony celebrates Easter with a strange red egg

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Sony’s UK Facebook Page posted a picture of a mysterious robotic egg on their page. With the caption ‘it’s coming’ underneath.

Pax East hast started, what’s new?

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Pax East opened its doors this morning at 10 am Boston time. What did Publishers and developers announce right from the start? Learn more by reading this.

Sony Japan: PS Vita sales have increased four-fold

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During a One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 presentation yesterday Sony Computer Entertainment Japan president Hiroshi Kawano said the Vita sold four times as many units this week than it did 2 weeks ago, following the handheld’s price cut in Japan.

Podcast: Episode 2 – PS4 announcement

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The Gaming Capacity team discuss the avalanche of info that Sony left them in the aftermath of the PS4 announcement.

The evolution of PlayStation

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Sony, has released a series of videos via the Playstation YouTube channel over a 5 day period in the run up to the Playstation announcement to take place today,  20th February. The videos briefly cover the history of all its consoles and games. What do you think? Clever marketing finally by Sony or are they just flexing there muscles at Microsofts direction showing history and heritage? Sound off in the comments below.