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Sony awards 2012 PSN Gamers’ Choice Awards

The votes are in and Sony has announced the winners of the 2012 PSN Gamers’ Choice Awards. Unlike all those hoity-toity award shows with their red carpets and fancy clothes, the PSN Gamers’ Choice Awards has something even better. All of the winners are 30% off on the PlayStation Store this week (and PlayStation Plus subscribers get 50% off the original price).

So, with our introductions completed, on to the winners…

Best PSN Exclusive
InFamous: Festival of Blood

Best PSN Game
Resident Evil 4

Best PSN Game Playable Online
Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition

Best PS3 Full Game
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

Best PlayStation Move Game
Dungeon Hunter: Alliance

Best 3D Game
God of War: Origins Collection

Best PlayStation Classic
Chrono Trigger

Best Mini Game
Angry Birds

Best PSP Game
Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy

PlayStation Community Award (Best Indie)
Limbo

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Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy Review: Quality (Fan) Service

Square Enix Monster-Artist-turned-Character-Designer-turned-Game-Director Tetsuya Nomura has had his hands full, pioneering established series while creating new ones along the way. Since working as a key member of the main Final Fantasy team, he’s gone on to birth the successful Kingdom Hearts series, directed the film Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, delivered The World Ends With You on the DS, and is currently at the helm of the highly-anticipated PS3 exclusive, Final Fantasy Versus XIII. With a workload that would make most developers have a nervous breakdown, he’s somehow managed to create another Final Fantasy spin-off with the Dissidia series. Dissidia 012 [Duodecim] Final Fantasy aims to amp up the fighting game foundations of the first game while providing even better fan-service with all the Final Fantasy protagonists and antagonists you love. Duodecim is a strong title from Square Enix, but it’s not as substantive as some of their other portable titles. (more…)

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Ghostbusters, PlayStation Move Heroes answer the call on PlayStation Store

Welcome to one of the biggest PlayStation Store updates ever!

It’s possible you’re too busy playing the newly released SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals beta to notice, but Sony added seven games to the store yesterday and another two to the PSP store. But first things first, the Spring Fever 2011 sale continues this week with discounts on Tetris (now $4.99, regular price $9.99) and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (now $9.99, regular price $19.99).

As for the new releases, check ’em out:

  • Ghostbusters: Sanctum Of Slime – A top-down twin-stick shooter starring the Ghostbusters and this week’s “spotlight update” to boot.
  • Swarm – An action platformer from HotHead Games.
  • Battle: Los Angeles – A first person shooter based on the hugely popular new movie.
  • Premier Manager – A front office simulation of Europe’s numbe one soccer league.
  • DC Universe Online – The superhero MMO is now downloadable.
  • PlayStation Move Heroes – Everyone’s favorite Sony mascots (except for Kratos) go head-to-head-to-head in this Move-powered crossover.
  • Legend of Mana – It’s not as cool as Secret of Mana, but it’s definitely a PSone Classic.

As I said, the PSP store also received two updates: Hoard, a dragon-powered “action strategy” title; and the increasingly illnamed Dissidia 012 [duodecim]: Final Fantasy.

Hit the jump for more details on all of this week’s releases or visit the PlayStation.Blog for a full rundown of all the new game add-ons. (more…)

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Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy prologue coming to PSN

The person at Square Enix who comes up with game titles must be stopped!

Today, the publisher announced Dissidia Duodecim Prologus: Final Fantasy, a PlayStation Network-exclusive downloadable prequel chapter to Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy. The ridiculously named PSP download will be released on March 15 and is similar to Capcom’s bite-sized Dead Rising 2 prequel, Case Zero. At $2.99, the game carries a bite-sized price to match.

Prologus will star Final Fantasy XIII‘s Lightning in her first apperance outside her original adventure. The events of Prologus will lead up to the beginning of Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy, which will be available for the PSP on March 22.

In addition to getting a taste of Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy, players will be able to unlock a variety of items in Prologus that’ll carry over into the full game. And everyone who purchases the prelude will unlock Aerith Gainsborough (from Final Fantasy VII) as an Assist Character in the full game.

You can check out a Lighting-centric trailer for Dissidia Duodecim Prologus: Final Fantasy after the break. (more…)

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Dissidia 012 pre-order bonuses unlock alternate costumes for Cloud and Tifa

The pre-order bonuses for Tetsuya Nomura’s latest assault on logical game titles, Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy, have been detailed, and offer new costumes for two of the series’ most beloved characters.

Fans of Kingdom Hearts will be pleased to know that Cloud’s darker iteration in the Final Fantasy/Disney cross-over will be available via download code when you pre-order the game from GameStop. Amazon junkies will be able to unlock an “enforcer” costume for Tifa Lockheart from Final Fantasy VII, based on illustration’s by the beloved series character designer Yoshitaka Amano. As Nomura designed the characters for FFVII, not Amano, the costume is somewhat of a cool “what if” for more die hard connoisseurs.

Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy will be available on March 22 for the PSP. No news if Square’s recent attention to the PSN will lead to a digital release, but the last Dissidia was available on the PlayStation Store.

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Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy coming March 22

The title of Dissidia 012 [duodecim]: Final Fantasy has been giving gamers the fits ever since it was announced. But now we finally know when we’ll get to play it as Square Enix has revealed the PSP fighter will be released on March 22.

The prequel will feature the return of every character from Dissidia: Final Fantasy along with new characters Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII), Kain (Final Fantasy IV) and Tifa (Final Fantasy VII). Square Enix has promised that “many other new faces” will also make an appearance in Dissidia 012, possibly in the game’s new “Assist” feature.

Among the characters we already know about, many of them will be voiced by some familiar names as the cast includes Rachael Leigh Cook as Tifa, Keith David as Chaos, Steve Burton as Cloud Strife, George Newbern as Sephiroth and Ali Hillis as Lightning. According to Square Enix, they won’t be the only ones as “numerous past voice actors have also returned to once again bring their characters to life.”

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