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Jet Set Radio tags its 15th anniversary

Jet Set Radio is a game remembered fondly by many a Sega fan for its slick artstyle, gameplay and futuristic setting. It’s no surprise, that fifteen years after the game’s release, fans of JSR’s composer, Hideki Naganuma, praise him daily on Twitter. Crossover fanart with games as recent as Splatoon can be found easily, and more »

Steins;Gate launches for PS3 and Vita in the U.S. this August

The masterful visual novel Steins;Gate will come to PS3 and Vita in the U.S. August 25, 2015. The news comes from online retailer RiceDigital, which, as it did for the European release (which launched June 5, 2015), will once again be offering an exclusive deluxe edition of the game. The “El Psy Kongroo” Edition includes a more »

Shantae: Half Genie Hero Preview: Shantae shows her moves

Shantae Half Genie Hero appears to be coming along nicely. WayForward provided a preview build featuring three playable levels to early-access level Kickstarter backers. The demo is brief, and specifically adjusted to avoid any possible spoilers, but its contents are solid. Shantae Half Genie Hero will feature platforming action as the titular Shantae runs, jumps, more »

PlayStation Plus is five years old

It has been half a decade of free games and good times with PlayStation Plus memberships. PS Plus members have had access to  a whopping 350 games on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and the Vita since 2010. In June 2015 for example, we got Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, Skulls of the Shogun: Bona Fide Edition, Super more »

King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember Preview: Eager for adventure

King’s Quest is poised to launch during July, 2015 with the first of five chapters, “A Knight to Remember.” I had the opportunity to see the latest build and ask questions of developers Bill Linn and Matt Korba during E3 2015, and what I saw has me excited to return to the fairytale kingdom of more »

This week on the PlayStation Store, June 23, 2015

  Big week on the PlayStation Store. Lots of Batman, lots of games. But especially Batman. If any readers out there somehow hasn’t had Batman shoved down their throats in the past several months, I truly envy you, and I love Batman. Besides the Dark Knight, expect a whole bunch of new stuff, and a more »

This weekend’s PlayStation Flash Sale is an RPG dream

Sony will host its next PlayStation Flash Sale this weekend, from Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28, 2015. This time around, the focus is on RPGs, with a noticeable emphasis on JRPGs such as Tales of Graces f: Knight Edition on PS3 and Valkyria Chronicles 2 on PS Vita. The full list of titles is available below: more »

Technology Tell Gaming Channel’s most notable E3 2015 opinions

Oh man, E3 2015, everybody. This was a big year. There were a lot of games available to play, and Technology Tell’s Gaming Channel had six people on the ground experiencing as many as possible. Since it wouldn’t really be “fair” to decide on one or two games as the most notable this year, we’re more »

Bandai Namco trademarks Tales of Berseria in Europe

Bandai Namco first revealed Tales of Berseria, the next installment in its longstanding Tales franchise, at Japan’s Tales of Festival earlier this month. The company has now filed a European trademark for the title, confirming its expected Western localization. Europe and the states received Tales of Vesperia, Graces, Xillia, Xillia 2 and, come October 2015, Zestiria, so Berseria‘s arrival was more »

Why aren’t more people talking about being able to buy Suikoden III?

In a recent edition of The Drop over on the Playstation Blog, they announced a few really amazing things. For some reason, they’re pretending that Batman: Arkham Knight is the most important thing that’s coming to the PS4. I don’t know why they’re doing that, because let’s be honest here. Batman is a grown man more »

Lego Dimensions Preview: More advanced portals

Lego Dimensions is all about portals. Portals between different Lego worlds. A specialized portal peripheral that allows up to seven figures to be active at once across three different zones that influence characters’ abilities and appearances within the game. That isn’t even counting the Portal cross-over, which adds an Aperture lab to the game with more »

E3 2015: The year of the NFC figure explosion

Perhaps things have gone a little too far. When it was only Skylanders, the NFC figure fad was okay. One line, about 40 to collect and that’s fine. We can handle that. Except this proved to be more than a passing fad. It transformed into a cavalcade, with Disney and Nintendo following Activision’s example. Now, more »