Hackers’ PlayStation Network DDOS attacks hurting gamers, not Sony

PS3, PS4, and Vita owners experienced a bit of trouble yesterday, due to hackers deciding to “enlighten” us with PlayStation Network DDoS attacks. Lizard Squad took credit, claiming this was a move to end corporate greed by showing how “incompetent” Sony was for allowing it to happen. Because apparently, Lizard Squad feels the PlayStation Plus more »

The Last Tinker: City of Colors review: The Legend of… Koru?

The Last Tinker: City of Colors Price: $19.99 System(s): PS4 (Steam) Release Date: August 19, 2014 Publisher (Developer): LOOT Entertainment (Mimimi Productions) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Fantasy Violence The Last Tinker is a grandiose, colorful action-adventure platformer from Mimimi Productions. Mimimi is a German developer with a history of successful mobile games, and The Last more »

Natural Doctrine Preview: Thought Provoking

I was in awe of Natural Doctrine at E3 2014. I wasn’t actually able to play it, and spent the press session watching a more knowledgeable NIS America employee repeatedly attempt to meet what appeared to be rather demanding victory conditions in an intimidating battle. Yet despite the difficult battle going on before me at more »

PS4 Minecraft failed certification

Bad news for people who aren’t content to only enjoy and experience Minecraft on their PCs, , , and . It’s looking like the PS4, Xbox One, and Vita versions might not make their August 2014 release window. While the fates of the Xbox One and Vita versions of Minecraft are still in the ether, more »

Vanguard V coming to a Virtual Boy near you?

Ready for a surprise? Let’s ease you into it. An indie game by the name of Vanguard V has been accepting pledges via Kickstarter. The game is being developed entirely for virtual reality platforms. Of course, Oculus Rift, and Project Morpheus are two of the most mainstream ports that the game is hoping to be more »

This week on the PlayStation Store, August 19, 2014

We’re moving out of the summer slump and with it comes tidings of games. This week the PlayStation Store launched 11 new games between the PlayStation 4, PS3, and Vita. There are a few games on sale that are worth noting before I go into the full list, though. Catherine ($9.99), Dragon’s Crown ($19.99), and more »

C’mon, Sony, you can admit why you delayed Until Dawn

Until Dawn was rolled out at Gamescom, and it looks like a fun little slice of horror gaming. But observant fans know that this tribute to the slasher movies of the ’80s has been around for quite a while, and that Sony’s being just a wee bit shy about admitting the real reason.

Surgeon Simulator: A&E Anniversary Edition Review: Delightfully dreadful doctors

Title: Surgeon Simulator: A&E Anniversary Edition Price: $12.99 System(s): PS4 (Also on PC, iOS, and Android) Release Date: August 13, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Bossa Studios (Bossa Studios) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Blood and Violence I had good intentions. The best, to be exact. I wanted to save lives. These people needed transplants, and by God, more »

Publishers, stop using Free-to-play as a crutch

Free-to-play games are a dime a dozen. The majority of these games come from three different genres, FPS, MOBA and MMO. A well done freemium game works for everyone involved. Publishers will see a steady income from new purchases, while players stick around for the long haul having a blast. However, publishers are now using more »

50YW is Ubusuna for the PS4

PS4 owners have another reason to be excited about their console, and it has nothing to do with Gamescom 2014 announcements. No, it’s about the system getting 50YW. If you don’t know what that means, you’re probably not a fan of creator’s Hiroshi Iuchi work, because it’s the code name for Ubusuna Yes, it looks more »

The Swapper Review: Consequences of cloning

Title: The Swapper Price: $19.90 System(s): PS4 (Also on PS3, Vita, PC) Release Date: August 5, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Facepalm Studios (Facepalm Studios) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Mild Violence and Mild Language The question of how the mind might differ from the body is one that philosophers have pondered for ages. Neuroscientists have had more »


Tearaway’s PS4 port is unnecessary

I loved Tearaway. I cried at the ending, though sobbed is probably a more accurate description. I thought it was a fantastic experience for Vita owners, albeit a bit short. It was memorable, evoked so many emotions, and was absolutely daring when it came to pushing the hardware. Tearaway Unfolded, the PS4 port of Tearaway, more »