This year, I’ve decided to do things a little differently than my usual Best Of awards. Seeing as though I’m not a definitive authority on what the best games of the year are, I thought I’d just outright tell you about the games I personally enjoyed throughout 2010. Agree, disagree, leave comments about your own personal favorites, it’s all good. One thing is for certain though, 2010 was a fantastic year for gaming, and I had a great time. So, here are my personal favorite games of 2010. Continue reading
Archive for the PSP Category
Ready at Dawn Studios and Santa Monica Studios have finally revealed what many of us knew in our hearts: that God of War is returning to the PSP. The game, titled God of War: Ghost of Sparta, takes place in between the original God of War, and God of War 2, and follows Kratos’ ascension as the God of War. He is attempting to rid himself of the nightmares that still haunt him, and uncover the mystery of the lost worlds. We are told that we will learn more of his family, and even the origins of his tattoos.
No release date has been given, but in the meantime, feast your eyes on these gorgeous screens.
Looks like the suits at Sony REALLY loved Little Big Planet, because they just announced today via the European Playstation Blog that they purchased the game’s developer, Media Molecule, making them an official First Party studio of Sony Computer Entertainment.
The acquisition seemed like a no-brainer, given the runaway success of Little Big Planet. Smart move by Sony, and it ensures that Media Molecule will get the backing they need to continue to make excellent games.
No other news is known about the game, other than it’s being developed by San Diego Studios, and will release on the same day as the Playstation 3 version. Feature wise, the game has all the features of the PS3 version: Creating, Playing, and Sharing your own Karts, Racers, and Tracks. You can play online with up to 6 people. There is no release date announced for the title, although it’s expected sometime in the 1 Quarter of 2010. A trailer of the PSP version of the game can be found at the link below.
The US Playstation Network update today revealed a promotion in which 10 handpick PSN and PSP titles will be available for $10 or less for 1 week only.
The titles are as follows:
Braid – $7.49
Burn Zombie Burn – $4.99
Critter Crunch – $3.49
Gravity Crash – $4.99
Zen Pinball – $4.99
Creature Defense – $3.99
Crystal Defenders – $4.99
Kurulin Fusion – $2.49
Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign – $4.99
THEXDER NEO – $4.99
There’s some great stuff in there, in particular Braid and Critter Crunch on the PS3, and Crystal Defenders and Savage Moon on the PSP, so snap ’em up while they’re here!
Word from the Playstation Blog revealed that the next Playstation 3 update, 3.15, will include a host of new features, including the ability to play PSP Mini’s on your Playstation 3.
When the update hits December 17th, the Mini’s will be available on the Playstation 3’s Store. For those that already own Minis for their PSP Go, they will simply have to download the Mini from the network. I’m hoping this is just one step closer to having all PSP games playable on the Playstation 3 in the future.
The optional firmware update also allows gamers who have purchased more than one Playstation 3 console to transfer data between the two consoles. This includes everything from save and game data, to videos, photos, and music. The new PS3 will have to be activated in order to use downloaded Playstation Network titles, but being able to transfer all game data is a big plus (as a person who has owned a Playstation 3 that died, it would have been nice to have this feature a year ago, and thus not lose any of my game progress).
More info is available via the link below.
Genre: Play/Create/Share Platformer
Platforms: Playstation Portable (PSP)
Developer: SCE Studio Cambridge/Media Molecule
Price: $39.99 (USD)
Ever since Sony first unveiled Little Big Planet at the Games Development Conference in 2007, it charmed the pants off of anyone who laid eyes on it thanks to the iconic and instantly endearing Sackboy. When the game finally hit store shelves in late 2008, it lived up to all the hype and expectations, and went on to win numerous awards and plenty of adoration from the critics and gamers alike.
Not wanting to miss out on expanding such a good thing, SCE Cambridge, in conjunction with Little Big Planet’s developer, Media Molecule, have decided to introduce the series to the PSP handheld, and the results are amazing. The game takes everything that was wonderful and charming about the original, and fits it into a bite sized package just as quirky, humorous, and creative as it’s Playstation 3 big brother. Continue reading