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Favorite Games of 2010

Posted in Editorials, Industry, Playstation 3, PSN, PSP, Screenshots, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE with tags , , , , , , on December 31, 2010 by Stefano Terry

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

First God of War: Ghost of Sparta Screens

Posted in News, PSN, PSP, Screenshots with tags , , on May 5, 2010 by Stefano Terry

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.

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US PSN 10 for $10 Today

Posted in Game Deals, News, Playstation 3, PSN, PSP with tags , , , on January 21, 2010 by Stefano Terry

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:

PS3/PSN:

Braid – $7.49

Burn Zombie Burn – $4.99

Critter Crunch – $3.49

Gravity Crash – $4.99

Zen Pinball – $4.99

PSP:

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!

Little Big Planet – PSP Review

Posted in Editorials, PSN, PSP, Reviews with tags , , , on November 18, 2009 by Stefano Terry

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

Review: Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines – PSP

Posted in Editorials, PSP, Reviews with tags , , on November 16, 2009 by Stefano Terry

Genre: Sandbox/Action/Adventure
Platforms: Playstation Portable (PSP)
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal/Griptonite Games
Price: $39.99 (USD)

When I heard that Assassin’s Creed was making it’s way to the PSP, I was simultaneously excited and trepedatious. Being a fan of the original Assassin’s Creed, I couldn’t help but wonder how well the franchise would translate to the PSP, especially after the interesting experiment that was the Nintendo DS version. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised when I fired up the game, and discovered that, yup, it’s Assassin’s Creed, but in mini form. And that’s a GOOD thing. Continue reading

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars – PSP Review

Posted in Editorials, PSP, Reviews with tags , , , on October 23, 2009 by Stefano Terry

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Genre: Crime Sandbox
Platform: PSP (Available on UMD and PSN)
Developer: Rockstar North
Price: $39.99 (USD)

I’ve been playing the Grand Theft Auto games since the original debuted on the Playstation 1 (and PC), back in 1997, and I’ve been a fan ever since. Of course, seeing the series return to it’s top down roots did have me concerned a bit as I fired up the PSP version of the former Nintendo DS exclusive title. Afterall, as enjoyable as I found the top down GTA’s in the past, they were mired by brutal difficulty, exacerbated by a horrible control scheme and finicky driving controls.

Fortunately, I shouldn’t have been worried, as Chinatown Wars takes everything that was fun and unique about the top down version of the game, and marries it with smooth controls, fun mini-games, crisp, stylish visuals, and a story packed with humorous characters and an entertaining story. Continue reading

Shadow of Destiny PSP Officially Announced For North America

Posted in News, PSP with tags , , on October 22, 2009 by Stefano Terry

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Konami has officially announced the North American version of the PSP remake of Shadow of Destiny, a title that was released on the Playstation 2 in 2000.  The game is set to release sometime in early 2010 for the PSP.

The tale follows Eike Kusch, who is having a bit of a bad day. As he leaves a coffee shop and is going about his merry way, he is ambushed from behind and stabbed. Instead of dying, he is transported to a strange realm by a mysterious being named Homonculus, who gives Eike a device that will allow him to travel back in time and prevent his death. What follows is a tale of twists, turns, alternate endings, and lots of time travel. Continue reading