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This Week on the PlayStation Store, June 24, 2014

The PlayStation Store has a healthy selection available for download this week for PS4, PS3, and Vita. One of the primary highlights is Ubisoft’s little-big indie, Valiant Hearts. It’s a puzzle/adventure set during the Great War that just tugs at the heart-strings. If you don’t believe me, check out the trailer. Make sure to check more »

From Gran Turismo to Le Mans

During this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Nissan performed a world first with their highly experimental ZEOD RC electric hybrid prototype race car. During the warm up laps just prior to beginning the race proper, the ZEOD RC piloted by Spanish driver Lucas Ordonez became the first ever vehicle to complete a full lap more »

Valentine’s Day 2014: Games to Fall in Love With

Once again, we come to Valentine’s Day, the day marked by a sudden spike in the business of movie theaters and restaurants. Somewhere, someplace, somebody is proposing a marriage, because that’s incredibly romantic and definitely hasn’t been done before. But hey, maybe you are without a date today? Whether by choice or circumstance, maybe some more »

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GameStop stock drops after PlayStation Now announcement

Playing games without owning a console or a physical disc sounds cool, unless you own a large chain of gaming retail stores. GameStop shares fell 8 percent after Sony announced PlayStation now, a cloud based streaming service. It will stream games to the PS3, PS4 and PS Vita consoles, but can also stream to Bravia more »

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CES 2014: Sony announces PlayStation Now streaming service

We’ve known for a while that Sony had a next gen plan to charge for PS2 and PS3 games again, but now we know the full scope. Sony has announced PlayStation Now, which will allow streaming games to PS4, PS3, Vita, televisions and smartphones. These games will save to the cloud. Thus they will benefit more »

PS2 and Dreamcast ushered in video gaming’s second golden age

I previously explored the 16 bit era and discussed some of the things that I felt led to it being video gaming’s first golden age. As amazing as those games were, they would go on to serve as but a stepping stone to the next “golden era” of gaming. After the 16-bit consoles came the more »

GameStop doesn’t want your PS2s anymore

Do you have a PlayStation 2 and games that you suddenly don’t want anymore? Well, GameStop doesn’t want it either. The signs are up and the gate is closed. As of June 1, 2013, the PS2 is out. It isn’t welcome in the store.

Important Importables: 5 Dragon Quest misconceptions debunked

Dragon Quest is an amazing series, but it never seemed to get the kind of respect and love it deserved outside of Japan. In Japan, it’s a legend and there are stories of people lining up to buy copies of the game or skipping work or school to play it. Here, not so much. It’s more »

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Black Heroes of Gaming: Carl “CJ” Johnson

February is Black History Month, and to celebrate GamerTell is looking back at gaming’s most memorable Black characters. These heroes are a part of our pop culture fabric, and there is growing ethnic diversity among them. Next up Carl “CJ” Johnson, the protagonist of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. He’s trying to get out of more »

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Band Hero bundles now $30 at Tuesday Morning

Ready for a blast from the (recent) past deal that you never would have expected? Brace yourself, as Tuesday Morning is selling the Band Hero bundles for $29.99. This isn’t the bundle where it’s the PS2, PS3 or Xbox 360 game and a guitar. This is the big box. The ultimate bundle. This is the more »

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Important Importables: Toro

Who’s Toro Inoue? It’s a good question. Especially since Sony hasn’t made a big deal about its white spokescat Toro outside of Japan. He first appeared in Doko Demo Issho on the PlayStation in 1999, and has since gone on to appear in a PSP port of that game, Mainichi Issho, Weekly Toro Station, Toro! more »

Final shipments of PlayStation 2 stock head to Japanese retail

After close to 13 years of service, the venerable PlayStation 2 has officially left the building. That’s according to a report from the Japanese games industry publication known as Famitsu, which states that after the latest shipments are opened, stocked and sold, that’s it. In other words, once those PlayStation 2 retail units are gone, they’re just that: gone. Finite. Sayonara. No more »