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Murasaki Baby review: A touch of weird

I'll say it first to get it out of the way: Murasaki Baby looks like something that spawned from the slimy, deliciously quirky mind of Tim Burton. Specifically, Murasaki Baby on the Vita looks like the gamification of Tim Burton's The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories, a short book...

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Run Sackboy! Run! starts an endless stitch-hunt on Vita, mobile

Sony is pumping up the volume ahead of LittleBigPlanet 3 with Run Sackboy! Run!, a free-to-play side-scroller on its way to Vita , iOS and Android sometime in October. Going by Senior Producer Tom O'Connor's announcement on the PlayStation Blog, it sounds like an endless auto-runner in the vein of...

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Resogun co-op trailer has twice the ships, twice the explosions

We called Resogun "a smart, merciless little shooter" in our four-star review, but did you know that it's also a smart, merciless little shooter that can be enjoyed in online co-op mode? Yes, with another ship at your side, the fun can be doubled. You can get a taste for co-op thanks to the...

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Sony launches PlayStation Mobile contest for small UK developers

Sony is reaching out to UK indies with a game development contest for PlayStation Mobile, with the winning concept receiving a very handsome £25000 (just over $40000.) The winner also has the opportunity to work with XDEV (Sony Europe's external development studio), while XDEV gets first...

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How to pitch your indie game to Sony

"I'm sick of sitting through crap development pitches," Pete Smith, Sony XDev director of product development, told an audience of developers at GDC Europe last week. Smith handles all of the European studios looking to snag a publishing deal on Sony systems, and he helped games such as Heavy Rain...

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MotorStorm rolls out, over 6 million copies

The MotorStorm franchise, which includes five games across PS2, PS3, PSP and Vita, has sold more than 6 million units, Sony XDev Studio Europe's Pete Smith said at GDC Europe on August 13. Smith gave a talk discussing tips of pitching to publishers, citing MotorStorm's Evolution Studios as an...

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Finding the right touch in LittleBigPlanet Vita

While PlayStation Vita games output gorgeous visuals on its screen, use of its alternate control mechanisms – like touch and tilt – have often felt flat. But our recent experience with LittleBigPlanet Vita has reinvigorated our interest in tapping and tumbling about with our Sony...

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New Dead Nation trailer shows questionable zombie survival tactics

Sure, Dead Nation looks like a fun game, but we're not sure of its value as a zombocalypse survival tutor. Look at all the explosives they use in the trailer below! Don't they know that's a sure-fire way to get zombie gore in your eyes, leading to instant infection? That's bush league, guys....

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Spend money, unlock stuff with Rag Doll Kung Fu DLC

Excuse me, observant and most attractive reader. Would you mind poking that lazy, good-for-nothing friend next to you? Yeah, the one that never bothers to pay attention when we post news just for them. Thanks! ... Now that we have your attention, we would like you to know a new bit of DLC for Rag...

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