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Sony brought more than 30 playable game demos to PAX Prime 2014


The 2014 PAX Prime convention kicked off a little less than an hour ago and Sony plans to have a big presence in Seattle this weekend. The consolemaker will offer playable demos of more than 30 games including some of 2015’s most anticipated PS4 titles (Bloodborne, Until Dawn, and The Order: 1886). A variety of upcoming PS4 indies (including Nuclear Throne, Broforce, Galak-Z: The Dimensional, and N++) and Vita games (such as Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, Natural Doctrine, and Tales of Hearts R) will also be on display.

Sony also has a few activities planned for their booth including (via the PlayStation Blog):

Tim Schafer Signing
Tim Schafer from Double Fine will be in the booth on Friday and Saturday from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. to sign special posters for Grim Fandago Remastered. The posters will be in limited supply, so come early for a chance to get one!

Win a PS4 Signed by Ready At Dawn
Visit The Order: 1886 area for a chance to win a PS4 signed by members of the development team, Ready At Dawn. We’ll have all the details on how to win the console in our booth, though it may involve wearing #TheGalahad…

Freedom Wars T-Shirt Giveaway
All PAX goers are welcome to come by our booth for some four-player, Freedom Wars co-op. On top of that, fans that preorder the game at the show will walk away with an extremely limited PAX-Exclusive Freedom Wars t-shirt, featuring the ever so charming Percy Propa! For the Greater Good!

The full list of Sony’s playable demos can be found after the break. (more…)

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Joe Danger Vita announced alongside September’s PlayStation Plus titles

That’s right folks, it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for… the unveiling of next month’s PlayStation Plus games! Starting September 2nd, the following titles will be free – so long as you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber:

PlayStation 4

  • Velocity 2X
  • Sportsfriends

PlayStation 3

  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
  • Hoard

PlayStation Vita

  • Joe Danger
  • TxK

As you may have noticed, the list includes Hello Games’ Joe Danger. The indie publisher’s stunt sim will be available for the Vita for all on September 2, but only Plus subscribers will be able to download it for free.

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InFamous: First Light, Madden 15, Walking Dead S2E5, more added to PS Store

fetchconceptartSony’s latest PlayStation Store update is now available and it features a ton of great new releases such as…

  • Madden NFL 15 (PS3, PS4), it’s football time, so you can count on a new Madden game for your PlayStation platform of choice.
  • InFamous: First Light (PS4), a standalone expansion to Second Son that stars Fetch.
  • The Walking Dead Season 2: No Going Back (PS3, Vita), the final entry in Telltale’s second Walking Dead adaptation.
  • Metro Redux (PS4), a next-gen re-release of 4A’s underseen shooters Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light. Both games are also available to download separately.
  • OlliOlli (PS4/PS3/Vita Cross-Buy), Roll7’s skateboarding game is now available on the PS4 and PS3 too.

There’s more information on all of these games (and even more new releases) to be found after the break. And be sure to head over to the PlayStation Blog for a rundown of this week’s new game add-ons. (more…)

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New Releases: Madden NFL 15, Metro Redux, Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright, More


The month of August is coming to a close and its taking the Summer gaming drought with it.

As they do every year, EA Sports wants to ask: “Are you ready for some football?” If you are, then you’re probably already aware that Madden NFL 15 will be available this week. Just like last year, the game will be released for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. And if you haven’t made your next-generation console choice yet, there’s going to be a Madden NFL 15 Xbox One Bundle available as well.

A different kind of battle will take place on the 3DS this week with the release of Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney. These two titans of the handheld puzzle game genre will go head-to-head to prove once and for all that… actually, nevermind. Neither character challenges the other and, in fact, they team up in Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney to solve a crime. So I’m not sure where the “vs” in the title comes from.

Finally this week, a trio of games will receive spiffy re-releases on a new platform. NIS America resurrects the first game in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series on the Vita as Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth 1. And Deep Silver is bringing back Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light in a next-generation package known as Metro Redux on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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There’s “No Going Back” as The Walking Dead Season 2 ends next week

Telltale Games has announced that “No Going Back,” the final episode of The Walking Dead Season 2, will be available next week. But before you watch the trailer embedded above, you may want to heed the warning that came with it (all the bolding was done by Telltale to let you know they’re serious):

This trailer includes a special all-new scene just for the trailer and some MAJOR spoilers for previous episodes in the past two seasons, but contains no spoilers for the upcoming season finale.

Here’s the release schedule for the final episode of The Walking Dead Season 2. If you’ve been playing the game on an Android device, Telltale asks that you be patient as they’ll have an official release date for all Android devices, including tablets and micro-consoles, “as they become available.”

Tuesday, August 26:
PC/Mac via Steam, the Telltale Online Store, and other digital distribution services
PS3 and PS Vita via PlayStation Store in North America

Wednesday, August 27
Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Marketplace
PS3 and PS Vita via PlayStation Store in North America in European territories

Thursday, August 28
iOS App Store

As always, “No Going Back” will be individually priced at $4.99 on each platform. It is also included as part of the Season Pass, which carries a $19.99 price tag.

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Indie Megabooth lineup for PAX Prime 2014 announced

After a successful trip across the Atlantic, the Indie Megabooth is coming back to North America with a massive PAX Prime 2014 installation. But before I begin this news article, I’d like to congratulate Warp Zoned’s Nicole Kline and Anthony Amato, who will be sitting in with this iteration of the Indie Megabooth with their card game, Resistor.

But if you’re looking for some video games, there are plenty of great titles on display. All told, 78 games will be available within the confines of the Indie Megabooth… 58 featured games and 20 more as part of the Minibooth. Some of this year’s heavy hitters include a new game from Team Meat (A Voyeur For September), the next game from the Threes guys (Close Castles), the intriguing Oculus title Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, and N++ (a game which needs no introduction). Over in the Minibooth, you’ll three of our favorites from PAX East 2014: Max Gentlemen, Catlateral Damage, and Tetropolis.

You want more? You can find the complete lineup after the break and more details on every game at the Indie Megabooth’s official website. (more…)

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The Last of Us returns to the top of the best-seller list in July 2014 NPD report


In previous years, the best-sellers chart for the month of July would normally be dominated by the latest entry in the NCAA Football series. But EA Sports canceled the series last Fall, so a new emperor is sitting upon the July Throne in 2014. Or rather, an emperor we’ve seen before in a spiffy new set of clothes.

This is a roundabout way of saying that the Remastered re-release of Sony’s The Last of Us (combined with more sales on the PS3) pushed the game to the top of the best-sellers chart. July was a pretty sparse month as far as new releases go, but 505’s Sniper Elite III also cracked the top ten. It was number eight… with a bullet.

You can check out July’s complete top ten list (which includes May releases Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8 hanging tough in the top five) after the break. (more…)

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Akiba’s Trip, Hohokum, Risen 3, more added to PS Store


The real highlight of yesterday’s PlayStation Store update was the “interactive teaser” for PT, but a few interesting games are now available as well…

  • Hohokum (PS3/PS4/Vita Cross-Buy) is this week’s PS Store Play selection and it asks players to guide a “curious kite” through a colorful world.
  • Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed (PS3 and Vita) puts players in the middle of Tokyo’s “Electric Town” to battle semi-naked vampires.
  • Surgeon Simulator: A&E Anniversary Edition (PS4) is a surgery simulation. Yay for accurate titles.
  • Risen 3: Titan Lords (PS3) brings the popular RPG series back to its medieval roots.

More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. And, as always, a rundown of this week’s new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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