Backtracking Through Time: A History of Metroidvanias

Matt looks back across the history of one of the finest genres of game around - the Metroidvania.

Backtracking Through Time: A History of Metroidvanias

Backtracking Through Time: A History of Metroidvanias

Matt looks back across the history of one of the finest genres of game around - the Metroidvania.

The Warehouse Pulling...
The Warehouse Pulling R18 Games and DVDs

The Warehouse will no longer sell R18 games and DVDs, in an effort to reinforce the retailer's "family-friendly brand values."
Monday 24 Nov 5:40pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 34

Rugby 15 Out Tomorrow,...
Rugby 15 Out Tomorrow, Launch Trailer Released

Big Ben Interactive have released a new trailer for Rugby 15, ahead of its launch in New Zealand tomorrow.
Monday 24 Nov 10:48am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | Vita | 6

Sony Denies...
Sony Denies PlayStation Was Hacked

Sony says there is no evidence that PlayStation Network has been breached, following claims that details of thousands of accounts were leaked.
Monday 24 Nov 8:53am | PS4 | PS3 | Vita | 4

PlayStation Network...
PlayStation Network Launches "Amazing Anime Games" Sale

Final Fantasy, Persona, Dragon Ball Z, and more feature on PlayStation Networks' sale on Japanese-developed games.
Friday 21 Nov 1:57pm | PS3 | Vita | PSP | 9

Tomb Raider Scribe...
Tomb Raider Scribe Rhianna Pratchett Writing Next Comic Arc

Dark Horse's Tomb Raider comic series will continue in 2015, with Rhianna Pratchett taking on sole writing duties from issue #13.
Friday 21 Nov 10:54am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | 6

First Trailer Released...
First Trailer Released for Telltale's Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage, Lena Heady, Natalie Dormer, and Iwan Rheon will reprise their roles from the HBO show in Telltale's Game of Thrones game.
Friday 21 Nov 9:33am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | iOS | 11

Game Awards 2014...
Game Awards 2014 Nominees Announced

Geoff Keighley has announced the nominees for the Game Awards 2014, which will be held in Las Vegas on December 5.
Friday 21 Nov 9:01am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | iOS | 11

Free Trials for...
Free Trials for Destiny Now Available

Would-be Guardians can now try out Destiny before buying it, with any progress made in the demo transferable to the full game.
Thursday 20 Nov 5:46pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | 7

A New Hoverbike Lets...
A New Hoverbike Lets Destiny Players Get Tricky

The first expansion for Destiny, The Dark Below, will let players perform hoverbike tricks, thanks to a new Sparrow being added to the game.
Thursday 20 Nov 8:34am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | 6

Sony and Nintendo Fire...
Sony and Nintendo Fire Shots

The Wii brand is "a shadow of its former self," says Sony's Fergal Gara, but Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime says Wii U offers the best value.
Wednesday 19 Nov 1:46pm | PS4 | PS3 | Wii U | Vita | 3DS | 15

LittleBigPlanet 3,...
LittleBigPlanet 3, Warlords of Draenor Win Big at HMMAs

LittleBigPlanet 3 and World of Warcraft have had their music recognised at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards.
Wednesday 19 Nov 1:11pm | PS4 | PS3 | PC

PES Virtual Champions...
PES Virtual Champions League Open to Kiwi Players

This PES Virtual Champions League is open to players from New Zealand, with tickets to the UEFA Champions League Final up for grabs.
Tuesday 18 Nov 3:45pm | PS4 | PS3 | 2

Final Fantasy VII...
Final Fantasy VII Remade in LittleBigPlanet

Someone has spent the last two years use LittleBigPlanet's content creator to remake Final Fantasy VII in its entirety.
Tuesday 18 Nov 2:10pm | PS4 | PS3 | 11

Sweden Looking at...
Sweden Looking at Gender Equality Ratings for Games

A Swedish game industry trade organisation is proposing a move to label games based on whether or not they promote gender equality.
Tuesday 18 Nov 11:27am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 16

Tales from the...
Tales from the Borderlands Premiere Streaming Next Week

Telltale is streaming a live premiere of Tales from the Borderlands next Tuesday, hinting at an imminent release.
Tuesday 18 Nov 11:05am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | 2

Sony Considering PSN...
Sony Considering PSN Username Changes

Sony is looking at ways to allow PSN username changes that are transparent, and won't open the door to griefing and abuse.
Tuesday 18 Nov 8:39am | PS4 | PS3 | Vita | 21

NZ Chief Censor on...
NZ Chief Censor on Games Avoiding Classification

New Zealand's chief censor Andrew Jack is losing faith the game industry, due to publishers bypassing classification laws.
Friday 14 Nov 5:46pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | 3DS | 12

Backtracking Through...
Backtracking Through Time: A History of Metroidvanias

Matt looks back across the history of one of the finest genres of game around - the Metroidvania.
Friday 14 Nov 3:15pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 8

How PlayStation NZ is...
How PlayStation NZ is Supporting Movember

PlayStation NZ has created their own team for Movember, to help with fundraising and awareness for men's health.
Friday 14 Nov 10:11am | PS4 | PS3 | Vita | PSP | 8

GTA Online to Get...
GTA Online to Get Heists After PS4, Xbox One Launch

GTA Online will get the highly anticipated Online Heists "very soon," but not before the game comes out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Friday 14 Nov 9:32am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | 15

Ubisoft Looking at...
Ubisoft Looking at "Changing the Way We Work with Reviewers"

Ubisoft has responded to criticism for a late review embargo on the bug-riddled Assassin's Creed Unity.
Friday 14 Nov 9:02am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | 3DS | 7

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