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  • Blog Post: PlayStation Now Enters Open Beta Tomorrow, Lowering Some Prices Soon

    PlayStation Now, the service that will allow PlayStation players to stream and play classic PlayStation games through their PlayStation 4, enters open beta tomorrow. Starting tomorrow, PlayStation 4 players will see Now integration into the PlayStation Network store. You can check out a walkthrough video... More
  • Blog Post: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha Vs. King Abaddon Now Available As PS2 Classic

    The PlayStation 2 Shin Megami Tensei title with the impossibly long title (it almost didn't fit in our headline field) is available now to download on the PlayStation Network. The game is available for PlayStation 3 players to download, and you can grab it for $9.99 by heading here . Shin Megami... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Persona 4 Coming To PlayStation 3 April 8 As PS2 Classic

    Update: Atlus has confirmed the release of Persona 4 on PSN. The title will be available on PlayStation 3 as a PS2 Classic on April 8 for $9.99. Original Story: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4, the PlayStation 2 turned critically applauded Vita game, may be coming to PlayStation 3. All there is to go on... More
  • Blog Post: Making The Mark Of Kri Targets PSN Next Tuesday

    The beloved PS2 classic is aiming to rerelease on this generation of consoles. If you want to relive The Mark Of Kri – or play it for the first time – the game will be available for download on PSN starting on Tuesday the 24. This might not be too surprising if you've played the game... More
  • Blog Post: Atlus Re-Releases Stella Deus On The PlayStation Network

    Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity released on PlayStation 2 back in 2005. Today, Atlus has re-released the game as a PlayStation 2 classic on the PlayStation Network. Stella Deus is a game just two years shy of its ten year anniversary. It's a strategy title with hand-drawn artwork, making it a game... More
  • Blog Post: Rockstar's Manhunt Stalks The PlayStation Store

    Rockstar's unappreciated, ultra-violent stealth title is now available on the PS2 Classics storefront on the PlayStation Network. If you've never played Manhunt, it's one of the company's more overlooked gems. That said, it's a dark and disturbing ride that's not for everyone... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Lays The PlayStation 2 To Rest In Japan

    We'd almost forgotten that Sony was still selling its last-gen console, but the company has finally stopped shipping PlayStation 2 units to retailers in Japan. The system is nearly 13-years-old. It's time to move on. Japanese gaming mag, Famitsu , recently ran a story stating that once Sony runs... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Game Division Posts Loss, But It's Getting Better

    Sony's had a rough year so far, littered with bad financial reports and layoffs. In a new financial statement, the losses continue. Sony's posted a loss of $198 million in the its most recent fiscal quarter. Some of the loss was due to a slowdown in its games business. The company's PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Numbers Down For Sony

    Sony reports that it hasn't had a good first quarter of the current fiscal year, and the company is changing its outlook for this quarter and the fiscal year as a whole. The company didn't break out each of its consoles specifically, but the PS3 and PS2 combined sold 2.8 million units worldwide... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Shows Support For My Final Fantasy World Record Attempt

    Judging by the comments in my article about attempting to break the Guinness World Record for longest gaming marathon playing a Japanese RPG, I have plenty of supporters for my 24-plus-hour venture this weekend. What's especially cool, though, is that some of those supporters work at the very publisher... More
  • Blog Post: Why I Picked Final Fantasy For My Guinness Record

    Like any good gamer, I have a pile of games that I’ve always meant to complete and haven’t, but there’s one mark of shame that makes me wince every time I look at it: Final Fantasy XII. I love JRPGs. Even today when we have so few worthwhile releases in that genre, I consider it one... More
  • Blog Post: PS2 Collection A Sight To Behold, But Not Play

    If you’re a budding game collector, here’s a story that will make you see your stash for what it is: an unremarkable assemblage of crap. At least, that’s how you may feel after seeing what one PlayStation 2 fanatic has acquired after years of scouring the globe. The site PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Shadow Of The Colossus Had An Unused Ending

    While the HD remakes of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus were at E3, something was missing: creator Fumito Ueda. Apparently he stayed home and went through some old files, uncovering this image of an unused ending to Shadow of the Colossus. Don't worry: The ending that the game shipped with is the... More
  • Blog Post: One Of Japan's Weirdest Game Stories Becomes Reality (Sort Of)

    Have you played Persona 4? You should. It's awesome . It's basically a 100-hour-long murder mystery, and it all kicks off with a scene that has now played out in the real world in Michigan. Persona 4's first mysterious murder comes in the form of a body found hanging from a telephone pole... More
  • Blog Post: Sony System Sales Slide, LBP 2 Sells 350K

    Sony's hardware and console sales have taken a distressing decline. A recent analysis of Sony NPD data by industry news website Gamasutra shows a trend of disappointing sales figures for the console maker. The PlayStation 2, which has enjoyed a surprisingly long reign as a viable console in the marketplace... More
  • Blog Post: PS2 Sales Hit 150 Million Worldwide

    Late last year the PlayStation brand celebrated its 15-year anniversary, and now the PlayStation 2 has reached its own epic milestone – 150 million units sold.* According to Sony, the system reached this high watermark as of January 31, 10 years and 11 months after the system's initial release... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Reaping Rewards of PS3 Software & Production Costs

    Sony reports that it has sold 6.3 million PS3 units, 57.6 million PS3 games, and even 16.5 million PSP titles in the last quarter (ending December 31) to bank a profit of $564 million during that time. The numbers are also bolstered by the fact that PS3 hardware manufacturing costs are down and that... More
  • Blog Post: Axl Rose Suing Activision Over 2007's Guitar Hero

    Activision is no stranger to being sued over their popular Guitar Hero franchise, but the latest lawsuit is a strange one. It comes from Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose, and it's all based around problems he has with Guitar Hero III, which came out way back in 2007. Reuters brings us the story... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation 2 Is (Still) The Most Played Console In Japan

    Want to know what's big in Japan for video games these days? Apparently, all you need to do is look to the past. G4 has info on the results of a survey conducted at this year's Tokyo Game Show. 1,000 gamers attending the event were asked what gaming hardware they currently used the most, and... More
  • Blog Post: Konami Wants To Sell A 25-Disc Suikoden Anniversary Soundtrack

    Here's a question: How many video game music tracks have you heard often enough that you can hum them? 25? 50? 100? Maybe a couple hundred if you're Tim Turi? How about 650? That's the number of songs planned for Konami's gigantic 25-disc Suikoden anniversary soundtrack. Andriasang brings... More
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