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Sony: Vita is region free; has learned from PSP

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 19, 2011 9:00am PDT

Sony Computer Entertainment worldwide studios president Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed the PS Vita is region-free and spoken on the lessons Sony has learned from its mistakes with the PSP.

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"So what is stopping Americans from buying as many Vitas as they want in December? I don't get ..."

- Narrator2012 see all 5 comments

New video game releases of 9/19-9/25

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 18, 2011 9:00am PDT

Next week's new releases include Gears of War 3, Resident Evil 4 HD, F1 2011, Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Kirby Mass Attack, RailWorks 3, Worms Ultimate Mayhem, and heaps more.

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"I could see myself buying Resident Evil 4 again, even though I've beaten it three times on ..."

- owlyfan45 see all 11 comments

PlayStation Network maintenance this morning

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 08, 2011 6:15am PDT

The PlayStation Network is going down for routine maintenance in North America this morning, from 9am Pacific through to around 11am. Sony expects you'll still be able to log in, but some may have trouble and certain services are offline.

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New video game releases of 8/29-9/4

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 28, 2011 9:00am PDT

Next week brings Madden NFL 12, Tropico 4, Bodycount, the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection, the new DeathSpank game, fascinating time-travel RTS Achron, and heaps more.

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"How can Elevator Action be Deluxe and ten dollars. Explain that one"

- megarust32 see all 10 comments

PSP getting Madden 12, Need for Speed Shift pack

By Steve Watts, Aug 10, 2011 1:00pm PDT

Sony has announced a new PSP Entertainment Pack, which will include Madden 12 and Need for Speed Shift. It's due on August 30 for $159.99.

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The Tester Season 3 casting call begins

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 04, 2011 5:15pm PDT

Miraculously, Sony's original PlayStation Network reality series, The Tester, has been greenlit for a third season. And as usual, Sony has opened a casting call for eager fans to vie for a spot on the show.

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"Wow, the winner gets to play broken games and record bugs? Lucky bastard."

- Xax see all 4 comments

NBA 2K12 'Greatest' mode features Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, more

By Steve Watts, Aug 04, 2011 10:45am PDT

2K Sports has announced even more classic player match-ups for this year's NBA title, bringing players like Larry Bird and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar into NBA 2K12.

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Breath of Fire 4 hitting PSN August 16

By Steve Watts, Aug 01, 2011 11:15am PDT

PS1 classic RPG Breath of Fire IV is coming to the PlayStation Network on August 16, and some downloadable PSN avatars will go up to mark the occasion as well.

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"Yeah, suikoden 2 and Valkyrie profile are the ones I'm really waiting for now"

- Vincent Grayson see all 5 comments

Alleged PS Vita RAM reduction downplayed by Sony studio partner

By Jeff Mattas, Jul 28, 2011 7:00pm PDT

Novarama, one of Sony's exclusive studio partners, has commented on an alleged RAM cut for the PlayStaion Vita, claiming that the (still unconfirmed) drop won't have negative impact on the studios' projects.

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"that limited in memory, this thing is going to fail hard.. Not because of the memory, but ..."

- friedram see all 5 comments

Which Level-5 game would you like localized?

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 28, 2011 6:30am PDT

Would you like to see Level-5 localise Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney, or perhaps Studio Ghibli collaboration Ninokuni (The Another World)? The Japanese developer's asking to gauge interest, so get voting.

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"I would also love to see Nino no kuni to come to EUR/US. That was an awesome looking game in ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 14 comments

Irem removing games from the PlayStation Store

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 22, 2011 5:15pm PDT

Irem, publisher of the R-Type games, is mysteriously removing games from the PlayStation Store. On August 11th, a number of games, including R-Type Command for PSP and the PSone classic R-Types, will be removed from PSN.

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"With demos and content being pulled I wonder if this is Sony's policy about making the publisher ..."

- daggot see all 4 comments

PlayStation gamers give over $1 million for Japan relief

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 22, 2011 12:00pm PDT

Back in March, Sony asked gamers to contribute some money from their PlayStation Network wallets to help the ongoing relief efforts in Japan. Today, Sony has revealed that gamers have contributed more than 129.7 million yen to relief efforts--about $1.6 m

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"Wouldn't the lower contribution from North America be in line with the amount of users in that ..."

- Lycronis see all 2 comments

Sony faces insurance crisis after PSN outage

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 21, 2011 4:30pm PDT

Sony faces dozens of class-action lawsuits, and one of its insurers wants no part in offering coverage.

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"Surely they had it before the hack? Otherwise the company would say they weren't covered for ..."

- Nehvrook see all 6 comments

Shack PSA: PSN 'Welcome Back' offer extended

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 04, 2011 7:30am PDT

The PlayStation Network 'Welcome Back' offer of free games and PS Plus membership has been extended until July 5, giving everyone one last, last chance to redeem their freebies.

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"wow, my guess was that it had ended weeks ago, but missed it by 2 hours =[ oh well!"

- yAak see all 16 comments

NGP adds upscaling to PSP games

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 02, 2011 6:30pm PDT

Sony's upcoming NGP handheld will be fully backwards compatible with downloadable PSP games. And it will offer upscaling, to boot.

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"Just adding the second stick for camera control will make so many PSP games a LOT more ..."

- HisDivineOrder see all 13 comments