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Journey, The Unfinished Swan to launch as Cross-Buy games on PS4

We already knew that the PlayStation 4 would be getting updated versions of two of the PS3's most visually striking games when Sony confirmed Journey and The Unfinished Swan were headed for Sony's new console. However, according to comments left by Sony Santa Monica Community Strategist Aaron...

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Turn into a bird and save the world in PS4 game 'Aer'

Aer stands out even though it is accidentally, obviously on-trend: It's a low-poly exploration game set on a series of floating islands, it features a giant owl and it's devoid of combat. Some of these aspects appear in recent notable games, including Secrets of Raetikon, BioShock Infinite,...

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#killallzombies makes undead slaughter social

#killallzombies isn't the newest trend on Twitter (though if it were, we imagine you'd have bigger concerns right now, like whether your doors are properly barricaded), it's a new game coming to PlayStation 4 from developer Beatshapers. So what's with the hashtag? According to post on the...

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How Hello Games went from dirt bikes to No Man's Sky

No Man's Sky comes from Hello Games – the same studio responsible for Joe Danger. Yes, that Joe Danger. Not that Joe Danger is a bad series, but the immense jump in graphics and scale for No Man's Sky still surprises us. We noted as much when Hello Games co-founder Sean Murray took the stage...

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Basement Crawl devs want to fix their 'bad product', apologize to customers

Developer Bloober Team is headed "back to the drawing board" with its downloadable PlayStation 4 game Basement Crawl, announcing plans to recreate the project from scratch following a largely negative critical reception. Inspired by Hudson's Bomberman series, Basement Crawl is a multiplayer...

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Everything is black and white with VisionEck on PS4

Developer VizionEck announced its black-and-white game for PS4 today, which is also called VizionEck. If that's not confusing enough, it also offered a minimalistic trailer with shifting dichromatic shapes, barely sussing out just what the eck the game is. Lead developer and founder of Michael...

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MouseCraft to gobble up PSN cheese on July 8

You've heard the phrase "a game of cat-and-mouse" before, right? Well, we're not sure what developer Crunching Koalas heard, but their version involves death traps and shapes falling from the sky, Tetris-style. It's called MouseCraft, and it's coming to the PSN July 8. [Image: Crunching...

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Giana Sisters studio reveals Contra-like Dieselstormers

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams creator Black Forest Games announced that its next game is Dieselstormers, a co-op run-and-gun platformer in the style of Konami's classic Contra series. Dieselstormers is a chaotic side-scrolling shooter in which up to four players explore vast levels for loot...

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The bright, dark world of couch co-op puzzler Chariot on PS4

Chariot is a game about transporting a dead body. But it's not just any body – it's your father's body. And he's not just any dad – he's the king. As the princess, your task is to take the king's body to its final resting place, deep underground through winding tunnels filled with gold...

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PS4, Vita game Axiom Verge isn't Metroid, but it's damn close

Pixelated platformer Axiom Verge is on its way to PS4 and Vita thanks to a boost from Sony's Pub Fund initiative, which offers cash and support to independent developers. Axiom Verge is a blend of Metroid, Contra and pretty pixel art, and it has a hacking mechanic on top of its shooting and...

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