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.

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 | 8

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 | 7

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

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 | 15

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

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

Assassin's Creed...
Assassin's Creed Creative Director Launches New Studio

Patrice Desilets, the creative director for Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed II, has launched his own studio, Panache Digital Games.
Thursday 13 Nov 3:05pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 5

Atelier Ayesha Plus,...
Atelier Ayesha Plus, Atelier Shallie Dated

Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk comes out on January 13, followed by Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea on March 12.
Tuesday 11 Nov 2:15pm | PS3 | Vita | 2

Industry-backed...
Industry-backed Awards Show, The Game Awards, Announced

Geoff Keighley has announced a new game awards show, The Game Awards, that will be a direct competitor to Spike's VGX Awards.
Tuesday 11 Nov 9:26am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 7

Win Minecaft on PS Vita!
Win Minecaft on PS Vita!

Thanks to PlayStation, we've got five copies of Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition to give away!
Monday 10 Nov 1:00pm | Vita | 14

Citizens of Earth...
Citizens of Earth Releasing in January

Eden Industries' "Earthbound meets Pokemon/Suikoden" RPG will release for PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, 3DS, and PC on January 20.
Friday 7 Nov 3:32pm | PS4 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 2

Beyond the...
Beyond the Achievements Vlog Series Launching this Month

Beyond the Achievements, a new Kiwi video blog series focused on games and other aspects of geekdom will officially launch on November 23.
Tuesday 4 Nov 3:51pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 4

Kiwi Startup Building...
Kiwi Startup Building a Game-centric Social Media Platform

A Wellington-based technology startup has announced Leaping-Tiger, an upcoming social media platform designed with games and gamers in mind.
Tuesday 4 Nov 1:38pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 7

Releasing This Month:...
Releasing This Month: November 2014

A list of everything coming to your gaming platform of choice between now and the end of the month!
Monday 3 Nov 4:30pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | Wii | PC | Vita | 3DS | iOS | 32

Competition Winners...
Competition Winners for MXGP, October VIP

Could you be one of the lucky winners in one of our recent competitions? Check and see if you are!
Monday 3 Nov 11:51am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 33

PlayStation Store...
PlayStation Store Update: 2 November, 2014

Among this week's new releases are Lords of the Fallen, The Walking Dead on PlayStation 4, WWE 2K15 on PS3, and more.
Sunday 2 Nov 5:07pm | PS4 | PS3 | Vita | 1

Resogun Coming to PS Vita
Resogun Coming to PS Vita

Housemarque's PlayStation 4 twin-stick shooter is coming to PS Vita, with Climax Studios handling the port.
Sunday 2 Nov 2:58pm | Vita | 4

Brand Identity: The...
Brand Identity: The Gaming Edition

We take a look at some of some of gaming’s more memorable identities - from Atari through to PlayStation.
Friday 31 Oct 12:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 16

PlayStation Plus...
PlayStation Plus November IGC Line-up Revealed

November's PlayStation Plus games include The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, SteamWorld Dig, Frozen Synapse Prime, Luftrausers, and more.
Thursday 30 Oct 8:50am | PS4 | PS3 | Vita | 19

Hideo Kojima Earns...
Hideo Kojima Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

The creator of the Metal Gear series is the second person to receive the Golden Joystick Awards' Lifetime Achievement Award.
Wednesday 29 Oct 4:23pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | Vita | PSP | 3DS | 7

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