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.

Tales of Hearts R
Tales of Hearts R Review

Originally released for Nintendo DS in 2008 for Japan only, Tales of Hearts has been almost entirely remade for the Vita. We check its pulse.
Friday 28 Nov 7:00am | Vita | 3

PlayStation Plus...
PlayStation Plus December Line-up Revealed

Injustice: Gods Among Us, Secret Ponchos, Deadly Premonition, Hitman: HD Trilogy, Final Horizon, and Titan Attacks are coming to PS Plus next..
Thursday 27 Nov 9:06am | PS4 | PS3 | Vita | 18

SCEA Compensating...
SCEA Compensating Early Vita Adopters Over Misleading Ads

Sony Computer Entertainment America has reached a settlement with America's Federal Trade Commission, over misleading PS Vita advertising.
Wednesday 26 Nov 9:42am | PS3 | Vita | 6

Avian Dating Sim...
Avian Dating Sim Hatoful Boyfriend Coming to PS4, Vita in 2015

In Hatoful Boyfriend, you play the only human student in the prestigious St. PigeoNation's Institute, an elite school for birds.
Tuesday 25 Nov 9:15am | PS4 | Vita | 9

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 | 61

Competition Winners:...
Competition Winners: Welcome Back Prize Pack, Minecraft Vita

Could you be one of the lucky winners in one of our recent competitions? Check and see if you are!
Monday 24 Nov 2:00pm | Xbox One | Vita | 35

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 | 13

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 | 6

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

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

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 | 16

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

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