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PlayStation Plus April Update Brings Never Alone, Tower Of Guns And More To Instant Game Collection

On the eve of April, Sony has announced the list of free games making their way to PlayStation Plus’ Instant Game Collection for next month in North America, which will include Tower of Guns and nordic adventure title, Never Alone.

As with previous months, April’s update will herald the release of two games per platform, and each of these titles will be available on PlayStation Store next Tuesday, April 7.

Entering the Instant Game Collection on April 7:

Tower of Guns (PS4, PS3) Never Alone (PS4) Dishonored (PS3) Aaru’s Awakening (PS3, PS4) Killzone: Mercenary (Ps Vita) MonsterBag (Ps Vita)

As a bonus addition, the Japanese publisher also noted that quirky platformer Woah Dave! will be available to download free of charge on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita for the month of April. While it isn’t necessarily the best selection of content that PlayStation Plus has offered, there are some
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Creamfields 2015 Reveals Its Massive Lineup

UK music festival Creamfields has never been one to skimp on their lineup, and 2015 looks to be no different. Taking place at Daresbury Estate on August 28-30, the event boasts over 100 acts across multiple stages hosted by the likes of Armada, Revealed, Size and more.

With names like Above & Beyond, Avicii, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Martin Garrix and more all set to headline, rest assured that this year’s Creamfields is going to be absolutely massive. Tickets for the fest go on sale this Friday at 10am over on the official website, and they will most definitely sell out.

Check out the full lineup below and let us know what you think. Will you be attending this year? Sound off below!

Friday 28th August

Rebel Sound Arena

Rebel Sound w/ Chase & Status, David Rodigan and Shy FX

Sub Focus

Sigma ft. Justyce

Maverick Sabre

Tempa T

Craze

Dimension B2B
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Dead Effect now available on Steam

Dead Effect is the brainchild of Czech based games developer, BadFly Interactive.  After a successful early access campaign BadFly are proud to release this space-faring zombie Fps on Steam.

Dead Effect is set on the Ess Meridian Spaceship on route to Tau Ceti F crewed by thousands of the undead.  You play the Peace Keeper of Unit 13 and the only survivor on the doomed ship with the inenviable task of searching for answers as to what has caused this plague of undead.

Dead Effect features an extensive single player campaign spread across 12 challenging levels of the ship ranging from laboratories to nuclear powered engine rooms.  With a customisable character to play with and access to many upgrades, special abilities and weapons as you progress through the story this is one for all horror and Fps fans.

Dead Effect is available now on Steam priced £5.59.

The post Dead Effect now
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Skullgirls Encore Is This Week’s Addition To The PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection

Lab Zero Games’ Skullgirls Encore is this week’s addition to the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection. Centring around the quest for the mysterious “Skull Heart,” Skullgirls is a 2D fighter that features a unique selection of combatants. The female centric roster includes an amnesia stricken schoolgirl wearing a symbiote named Samson, an immortal thief who can survive dismemberment, a shape shifting monster currently looking like a nun, and many other oddballs. The “Encore” upgrade released earlier this year added new stages and music, as well as balance tweaks for the fighters.

Skullgirls Encore will take the place of Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons, which leaves the Instant Game Collection on May 20th alongside PlayStation Vita title Unit 13. So if you haven’t downloaded either of those titles yet, time is running out for you to do so.

In addition to the usual free game, PlayStation Plus subscribers
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Plants Vs. Zombies Vita Free For PlayStation Plus This Week

Proving that not every weekly PlayStation Plus update can be a winner, Sony has announced that Plus subscribers will find that the Vita version of Plants vs. Zombies has been added to their Instant Game Collection when the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow evening.

On the surface this is a great deal, because Plants vs. Zombies is an awesome tower defense game that would normally cost you $10.49 on the Vita. In reality, there is a good chance that you already have several cheap versions it downloaded on some other game playing device, which makes this a bit of a let down.

Outside of Plants vs. Zombies, tomorrow’s PlayStation Plus update is going to be a dream come true for the tens of PlayStation Vita owners out there, as the following games will be heavily discounted for Plus members as part of the handheld’s Anniversary Sale:

Escape Plan $7.34 Hot Shots
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Retro City Rampage Free For PlayStation Plus, Psn Holiday Sale Continues

Sony rolled out the final 2012 addition to the Instant Game Collection when the Psn updated earlier this week, revealing that the 8-bit throwback Retro City Rampage is now free to download on the PS3 and Vita for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

The only new addition to the PlayStation Store in this weeks update was the once-Xbox exclusive game Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD. This launch is only for the PS3, however, the PlayStation Blog promised that the Vita version will arrive “early next year“.

Outside of the Instant Game Collection update and the release of Munch’s Oddysee, Sony’s Holiday Essentials Sale kept on trucking by providing a 30% discount — up to 50% off for PlayStation Plus members – on five additional titles; Duke Nukem Forever, Journey, Killzone 3 Multiplayer, Mafia II, and Mortal Kombat. The Holiday Essentials Sale ends on December 31, 2012 (the same goes for several of the other discounts), so make sure
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Walmart Cyber Monday 2012 Deals in TV and Video Games

Walmart is running their Cyber Monday 2012 promotion as a week-long event and it's underway now in hopes of luring shoppers looking for the perfect gift on the cheap. I have picked through their gaming console deals and highlighted some below, as well as point you toward the plethora of television deals they are currently running.

On the gaming front, Walmart has an Xbox 360 Ultimate Bundle that includes the Xbox 360 4Gb console (which can be upgraded to the 250Gb with Kinect and two games for $190 extra, or the 250Gb holiday bundle with 2 games for $100 extra), a controller that matches the console color, an additional black or white controller (the Halo 4 wireless controller can be added for $10), and either Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, FIFA Soccer 13 or Borderlands 2 for $229 with free shipping.

There is also an Xbox 360 Gamer Bundle for $224 that includes an Xbox 360 4Gb console ($200 upgrade to the Star Wars limited
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Walmart Cyber Mondey 2012 Deals in TV and Video Games

Walmart is running their Cyber Monday 2012 promotion as a week-long event to cash in on shoppers looking for that big score to gift during the holidays. I have picked through their gaming console and television deals and spelled them out below.

On the gaming front, Walmart has an Xbox 360 Ultimate Bundle that includes the Xbox 360 4Gb console (which can be upgraded to the 250Gb with Kinect and two games for $190 extra, or the 250Gb holiday bundle with 2 games for $100 extra), a controller that matches the console color, an additional black or white controller (the Halo 4 wireless controller can be added for $10), and either Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, FIFA Soccer 13 or Borderlands 2 for $229 with free shipping.

There is also an Xbox 360 Gamer Bundle for $224 that includes an Xbox 360 4Gb console ($200 upgrade to the Star Wars limited edition 320Gb console with Kinect Star Wars), and either Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, Dark
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Nihilistic Spills More Details On Call Of Duty: Black Ops Declassified

The launch of Ps Vita earlier this year could only mean one thing: yes, it’s yet another platform for Activision to publish the Call of Duty series on. And that’s just what’s happening this year with Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, portable counterpart to the upcoming Black Ops II.

Details on the game have so far been few and far between, but it looks like this definitely won’t be a straight port. Which can only be a good thing – who wants to just buy the same game again? – but hopefully this won’t mean a scaled back experience, particularly with what the Vita is capable of.

Early screens and trailers of Black Ops Declassified indicated a limited Call of Duty experience, with only 4v4 online multiplayer and restricted graphical capabilities. Luckily, it seems the game was still early in the development stage at that point,
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3G PlayStation Vita Canadian Release Announced For October

Gamers in the United States have had the option of picking up a 3G-enabled PlayStation Vita for several months now, but Canada has been limited just to the Wi-Fi-only model, until now. Today, Sony’s Canadian division has confirmed that the 3G-capable Vita will hit store shelves up north on October 2.

Rogers Communications will provide the service to customers, enabling them to use social apps like Facebook and Flickr or use the system’s web browser even when away from an access point. The console will retail for $299.99, and include download vouchers for Gravity Rush and Unit 13. Two plans will be available. One will allow up to 250 megabytes of 3G downloads for $15 a month, while the other will allow 5 gigabytes for $35 a month.

More information can be found in the following press release:

Toronto, Sept. 11, 2012 /Cnw/ – Rogers Communications and Sony Computer Entertainment Canada announced today that Rogers will provide
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Never Stop Saving – Ps Vita Games On Sale For One Week Only!

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to build up your Ps Vita gaming library, the time is now. After putting several titles for their latest portable on sale last week, Sony has announced the lineup for this leg of their two week sale. Just about every hot launch title which was absent from Sony’s previous Vita discount sale has been brought out to once more bring a glitter to the eyes of Playstation fans.

Army Corps from Hell

Was €39.99/£34.99 – Now €26.99/£21.99

Blazblue Continuum Shift Extend

Was €39.99/£34.99 – Now €26.99/£21.99

Little Deviants

Was €14.99/£11.99 – Now €10.99/£8.99

Modnation Racers: Road Trip

Was €14.99/£11.99 – Now €10.99/£8.99

Rayman Origins

Was €34.99/£29.99 – Now €24.99/£19.99

Reality Fighters

Was €14.99/£11.99 – Now €10.99/£8.99

Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen

Was €39.99/£34.99 – Now €19.99/£16.99

Touch My Katamari

Was €29.99/£24.99 – Now €14.99/£11.99

Unit 13

Was €34.99/£29.99 – Now €24.99/£19.99

From cute cart racers, to tactical Fps’ to…what ever the acid trip that is Touch My Katamari qualifies as, it’s hard to pick a bad game from this list.
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Mutliplayer Replay for Week of 4/21

Too lazy to hit that scroll wheel? Well, don’t fret; we wouldn’t want you to break a sweat. You can find the most exciting news, previews, and trailers from the past week in one convenient place. Check out your weekly dose of all things Multiplayer below!

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Your favorite Greek god of mass destruction is making a comeback. 'God of War: Ascension' Is the Next Thing With Kratos

'Halo 4' screens show off some multiplayer shots as well as confirming a November release date. 'Halo 4' In Screenshots And Concept Art From the Latest Game Informer An Election Day Surprise: ‘Halo 4’ Dated for November 6th Here's More Grimlock From the Upcoming 'Transformers: The Fall of Cybertron'

Bethesda and Arkane Studios debut a trailer for their new action first person assassination game 'Dishonoerd'!

New games released this week including an Xbox port of PC's brutal 'The Wither 2' and 'Trials Evolution'!
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Your Thumbs Aren't Ready: 'Marvel vs. Capcom 2' Coming to iOS

Capcom plans to take you for yet another ride with the iPhone and iPod Touch version of the classic fighting game next week.

For those keeping score at home, that's seven platforms including arcades that Marvel vs. Capcom 2 has made its way onto in the nearly decade and a half since its initial release. Not bad for a game that, for a while, was running for upwards of $100 or more for a way out of print disc copy.

While details are scarce in this morning's announcement, the publisher promises that MvC2 will remain faithful to its console and arcade counterparts. The entire roster of characters from the original will be making their way over to the iPhone and iPod Touch along with the tag team action. Of course this isn't the first fighting game Capcom has brought over to Cupertino's mobile devices with Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter II
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Review: Will You Sign Up With 'Unit 13' (Ps Vita)?

What a difference a second analog stick makes when you're developing a shooter for a handheld. The PSP, long vexed by its single stick and face button combination may have been able to make due in third-person run-and-gun titles like Syphon Filter or even the last handheld Socom entry, but that's all those games were really doing: making due with the limitations of the platform.

Now we have Unit 13, the swan song from developer Zipper Interactive. Free of the one-stick purgatory, is this shooter a real tier-one operator, or simply a mercenary experience?

The Basics

There's not a lot of story to the challenge and multiplayer-focused Unit 13, but what there is of it involves you playing as a merc dropped into hotspots where you must take out high priority targets (i.e. kill some guys), as well as collect intel or sabotage enemy assets. This isn't really the
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Sony To Let Go 6% Of Its Workforce Laying Off 10,000 People

From a story put forward by the Japanese Times it looks as though Sony is getting ready to lay off 6% of its workforce by the end of the year. That equates to 10,000 people losing their jobs. The report claims that this comes from Sony Corporation wanting to act to regain global competitiveness.

The Nikkei business daily report stated that,

” in addition to slashing 5,000 jobs as part of a reorganization of its businesses for small and medium-size display panels and noncore chemicals, which has already been announced, Sony will cut another 5,000 globally.”

There is no evidence at the moment that these cuts will affect any of Sony’s gaming divisions. However Sony has already lost two first party studios this year. BigBig Studio was closed down in January where as earlier this month Zipper Interactive, the creators of Mag, Socom and Unit 13 was also shuttered.

The Tokyo based company has
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New PlayStation Vita firmware issued following faulty update

New PlayStation Vita firmware issued following faulty update
Sony has issued a new PlayStation Vita firmware update to replace yesterday's faulty release. Firmware update 1.65 launched yesterday (April 3), but was subsequently taken down due to a technical fault. Update 1.66 rectifies the original's problems and adds several new features. Users now have the option to retry and cancel following failed location searches, links are provided to the PlayStation Store for applications discovered on Near, and functional improvements have been made to games Unit 13 and Gravity Daze. The original update, meanwhile, enables users to toggle notifications off, which disables alerts for received messages, friends signing in and other activities. 'After 10 Minutes' has been added as (more)
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Sony issues new PlayStation Vita firmware update

Sony issues new PlayStation Vita firmware update
Sony has issued a new PlayStation Vita firmware update to replace yesterday's faulty release. Firmware update 1.65 launched yesterday (April 3), but was subsequently taken down due to a technical fault. Update 1.66 rectifies the original's problems and adds several new features. Users now have the option to retry and cancel following failed location searches, links are provided to the PlayStation Store for applications discovered on Near, and functional improvements have been made to games Unit 13 and Gravity Daze. The original update, meanwhile, enables users to toggle notifications off, which disables alerts for received messages, friends signing in and other activities. 'After 10 Minutes' has been added as (more)
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Sony Shuts Down Socom Studio Zipper Interactive

Sony officially announced they would be shutting down one their first party studio Zipper Interactive. The studio was best known for Mag and the Socom series. The Socom series was one of the biggest video game series on the PS2 last generation; however the series has not lived up to expectations during the current generation of gaming.

Here is what Sony had to say:

Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm the closure of Zipper Interactive, a Seattle-based internal game development studio that has been part of the global development operation of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (Sce Wws), The closure is a result of a normal cycle of resource re-alignment within Sce Wws. Zipper has completed all work associated with its most recent project, Unit 13 for PlayStation Vita.”

“Zipper titles Mag, Socom 4 and Unit 13 will continue to be supported, including the new Daily Challenges in Unit 13.”

Zipper Interactive
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'Socom' Developer Zipper Closes Its Doors

As part of what Sony is describing as "a result of a normal cycle of resource re-alignment within Sce," the publisher has closed its first-party developer Zipper Interactive. Zipper is responsible for the Socom series of shooters as well as Sony's massively multiplayer shooter, M.A.G., and most recently, the Vita release Unit 13.

Sony, of course, promises continued online support for Zipper's titles, though, in case you were concerned on that front:

Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm the closure of Zipper Interactive, a Seattle-based internal game development studio that has been part of the global development operation of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (Sce Wws).

The closure is a result of a normal cycle of resource re-alignment within Sce Wws. Zipper has completed all work associated with its most recent project, Unit 13 for PlayStation Vita. Zipper titles Mag, Socom 4 and Unit 13 will continue to be supported,
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'Socom' studio Zipper Interactive closed by Sony

'Socom' studio Zipper Interactive closed by Sony
Socom studio Zipper Interactive has been shut down by Sony. The PlayStation platform holder said in a statement issued to Game Informer that the developer was closed as part of its "resource re-alignment" strategy. Zipper was also behind the Ps Vita title Unit 13 and the multiplayer online shooter Mag. Sony confirmed that all of its games will continue to be supported. "The closure is a result of a normal cycle of resource re-alignment within Sce (more)
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