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It may be difficult for some to imagine now, but once upon a time, a multiplayer video game required that players be gathered in the same physical space. There was no Xbox Live, no PlayStation Network, no online connection whatsoever. Whether you look back on that era with fondness or disdain will ultimately determine how you feel about Sportsfriends. ...

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Joystiq Weekly: Nintendo's future, Outlast DLC review, Mother's Day and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. Most of us have joked that Nintendo revealing a Pokemon MMO...

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Sportsfriends review: With friends like these

It may be difficult for some to imagine now, but once upon a time, a multiplayer video game required that players be gathered in the same physical space. There was no Xbox Live, no PlayStation Network, no online connection whatsoever. Whether you look back on that era with fondness or disdain will...

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PSN Store Update: MLB 14, God of War Collection, Sportsfriends

Good morning, sports friends, and welcome to this week's PSN rundown. Starting on PS4, there's baseball with MLB 14: The Show (eventually) at $60, followed by stickball in PS Plus game Stick it to the Man ($10 regular). Then, get ready for flameball in Bound by Flame ($50, and it hits retail...

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Sportsfriends invades your living room on May 6

Get ready for sports, friends. Local co-op game collection Sportsfriends is due out on May 6 for PS3 and PS4, for $15. Sportsfriends includes four games: JS Joust, BaraBariBall, Super Pole Riders and Hokra. PS3 and PS4 versions get optional Move support for JS Joust. PS4 allows up to four...

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Sportsfriends nears PSN debut, computer ports not far behind

Assuming everything goes to plan, multiplayer sports compilation Sportsfriends should appear on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 shortly. Indie developer Die Gute Fabrik updated the Sportsfriends Kickstarter page to note that the game has been submitted to both the European and North American...

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Multiplayer minigame collection Sportsfriends delayed on PS3

Die Gute Fabrik's local-multiplayer PS3 minigame compilation Sportsfriends will sail past its previously announced January release date, as its developers report that the final product is still several weeks away from completion. A backer-only Kickstarter update explains that the four included...

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PS3 party game Sportsfriends headed to PlayStation 4

Die Gute Fabrik's Kickstarter-funded compilation of local multiplayer games, Sportsfriends, is on its way to the PlayStation 4, following its upcoming launch for the PS3. Backers who pledged toward the PlayStation 3 version of Sportsfriends will receive the PS4 edition for free. The package...

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Sportsfriends passes Kickstarter goal on last day [update]

The Sportsfriends have triumphed over the Legion of Budget Constraints. The local multiplayer game collection has passed its $150,000 Kickstarter goal, with $153,175 raised and six hours remaining as of writing. Now that the Kickstarter goal has been met, the project will receive funding and...

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Hang out with the Sportsfriends live stream tonight from Tumblr HQ

The developers of Sportsfriends, that cheerful quartet of quirky sports-esque games set to hit PSN, are showing off some sweet moves via a live stream from Tumblr central, tonight at 7:30 p.m. EST. The Sportsfriends games are J.S. Joust, Hokra, BaraBariball and Pole Riders, and if you haven't seen...

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J.S. Joust, Hokra, Pole Riders, and BaraBariBall unite as 'Sportsfriends' on PS3 and computers

Johann Sebastian Joust, the game of dueling Move controllers you may have seen at industry events, is officially coming to the PlayStation 3 and computers. And it's bringing friends. Sportsfriends is a collection of four indie games that all share a focus on local multiplayer and a capacity to draw...

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