With PSN finally clambering back to its feet (slightly shakily, but it's getting there), Sony has announced the contents of its 'Welcome Back' package. Understanding how put out gamers have been with 24 days without access to PlayStation Store or online gaming, free games and more are being lavished upon each and every existing PlayStation Network user. Hooray! The content is slightly different to the US package, so let's see what us European gamers can expect when the Store is back online.
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The highly-anticipated PlayStation 3 sequel to Guerilla Game's Killzone is to be officially unveiled at next month's Game Developer's Confrence. Well placed US sources have revealed to us that the flagship Sony shooter will be shown in full glory at the San Francisco event, perhaps even in the form of a playable demo. As well as its high price point, the PS3 (like most consoles) has faced criticism for a lack of really high profile, compelling games which make it a "must buy" and the big
Sony's handheld has gone through some rough patches since its release in early 2005, but it's still the most impressive piece of handheld hardware you can own for less than $300. With its big, high-definition screen and games that approach the PlayStation 2 in terms of visual quality, this is definitely the handheld of choice for players who demand top-notch
If you've ever played a first-person shooter on the PSP, you know that the controls invariably suck, thanks to the lack of a second analog stick for looking around. The creators of Killzone know that too, and that's probably why they made the sequel to their PS2 shooter into a more handheld-friendly, top-down action game. Unlike every other shooter to go through a similar conversion, though, Killzone: Liberation is unique for not only being great on its own, but for actually improving on the
This fresh batch of screens from Killzone: Liberation, the PSP-bound outing for Sony's future-war blaster, gives us a sneak peek of two of the game's best features - the multiplayer ad-hoc mode and the single-player squad-command system. Hit the Images tab above to see more. When it hits on Halloween, Killzone: Liberation will feature six-player ad-hoc deathmatch, team deathmatch, assault and capture the flag modes, as well as a brilliant two-player co-op mode that'll enable you to fight
Wednesday 13 September 2006 PSP's third-person Killzone will feature infrastructure play and new missions as free downloadable add-ons "shortly after launch," it has recently been revealed. Killzone: Liberation offers furious futuristic firefights but many gamers had an altogether different F-word on their lips when they learned it would not be supporting full online (or infrastructure) multiplayer - only ad-hoc mashups - when it launches next
Turning first-person shooters into overhead-perspective action games for handhelds is hardly a new idea, but Killzone: Liberation might be the first game to really nail it. A spinoff of 2004's futuristic FPS Killzone, Liberation casts players as one of that game's characters - a commando named Templar - and runs them through blasted trenches and colossal industrial complexes in a campaign to rescue hostages from the Nazi-like Helghast army. We recently got our hands on a near-complete version
Wednesday 30 August 2006 Set to storm PSPs in November, the little brother of the PS2 (and, eventually, PS3) war-torn shooter has been shaping up nicely since E3 - and we've got a fresh trailer and snatches of in-game footage to prove it. Check the movies tab to satisfy your rag-doll death animation fetish - those Helghast goons need only a little high-impact encouragement to launch themselves over railings and walls - and also for a glimpse of the game's slick control scheme. Ordering your
Tuesday 23 May 2006 It's no secret that first-person shooters are tough to do properly on PSP, thanks to a rather limited control scheme. So we're not surprised that developer Guerrilla thought long and hard about how best to recreate its FPS hit Killzone - originally a PS2 title - for PSP. What did surprise us, in a very pleasant way, was the solution Guerrilla came up with - switching to an isometric, third-person view - and how well the resulting game plays after such a drastic
It's no secret that first-person shooters are tough to do properly on PSP, thanks to a rather limited control scheme. So we're not surprised that developer Guerilla thought long and hard about how best to recreate its fps hit Killzone, originally a PS2 title, for the PSP. What did surprise us, in a very pleasant way, was the solution Guerilla came up with - switching to an isometric, third-person view - and how well the resulting game plays after such a drastic overhaul. The controls, thanks
At last year's E3, the Killzone PS3 demo was making all the headlines. This year, with no sign of a next-gen version, we'll have to talk about Killzone: Liberation instead - which will be out for PSP this fall - and show you this lovely selection of screenshots. Liberation takes the ideas first seen in the PS2 first-person shooter and uses them in a third-person action game for the handheld. Situated in the same war-torn setting as the original game, Liberation has you battling against the
Tuesday 9 May 2006 At last year's E3 the Killzone PS3 demo was making all the headlines. This year, with no sign of a next-gen version, we'll have to talk about Killzone: Liberation instead - which will be out for PSP this autumn - and show you this lovely selection of screenshots. Liberation takes the ideas first seen in the PS2 FPS and uses them in a third-person action game for the handheld. Situated in the same war-torn setting as the original game, Liberation has you battling against the
Impressive as PSP has been so far, this is the year it really takes off. Some very big titles are coming, but not all of the most promising stuff is high-profile. At least, not yet. So take a look through this top 10 and make some notes. You really don't want to miss out. Tomb Raider: Legend By Eidos | Out May 9, 2006 Legend is gorgeous for a PS2 game, and almost as gorgeous running on the diminutive PSP (we're not guessing; we know). Better still, beneath the striking looks lies a Tomb
Do not adjust your eye-globes, this is not a rumour - Killzone Liberation is launching an assault on your PSP, and we've got the images to prove it. Sony has confirmed this completely new future-war adventure, and it's specially designed for handheld carnage. Built from scratch to create a new episode in the Helghast-bashing universe, Killzone Liberation uses a third-person viewpoint to maximise easy blasting on PSP. Just take a look at these screens and you'll get an idea of how this will