The games that launched the PlayStation

cash usa online loansBack in the early ‘90s CVG magazine ran a short article taking a look at the copious amount of then upcoming consoles. Whoever wrote it claimed that the “Play Station” (as it was then known) was likely to be pushed to the wayside by the consoles Atari, Nintendo and Sega were working …

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Remembering Ridge Racer

Released: 1994 Formats: PSone, Arcade If a developer released a racing game in this day and age with only one track, we’d either expect the rest to be available as free DLC or consider them to have a screw loose. Back in 1995 though this happened. After wowing gamers in the arcade, Namco’s Ridge Racer …

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Ridge Racer: Unbounded stalls

Ridge Racer reboot Ridge Racer: Unbounded hasn’t got off to the best of starts in this week’s UK top 40 – it makes its chart appearance at #21. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 performed the best out of last week’s other new releases, swinging in at #3. The top three titles are now all EA …

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Konami’s pyramid scheme

There’s a slight retro theme running through this week’s new releases – a new Silent Hill along with the anticipated HD collection, a Ridge Racer revamp, this year’s Tiger Woods and a load of Capcom classics on one handy disk. The emphasis is obviously on the word ‘slight’ there. Silent Hill HD Collection angered fans …

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Viva la PS Vita

Uncharted: Golden Abyss has proven to be the most popular PS Vita launch title. No surprise there, but what is surprising is that together with FIFA Football – the second most popular title – the two took 50 percent of software sales. Uncharted: Golden Abyss took the top spot of the chart, while FIFA Football …

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Aye carumba – it’s Zumba

The eye-ball pleasing Crysis 2 has managed to stay at the top of the chart for another week. The game at #2 may surprise you – it isn’t MotorStorm Apocalyspe (which makes its appearance at a lowly #17) or Shift 2: Unleashed (in at #4) but rather Zumba Fitness. Not wanting to blow my own …

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3DS proves that charts aren’t in a Crysis

With so many releases out last week it would have been a miracle if Homefront managed to hold onto the top spot. It’s now at #3, making way for Crysis 2 at #1 and the apparently better than expected LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars at #2. Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition is …

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Why didn’t they call it Nintendogs + Mogs?

I’ve already given my two cents on the 3DS launch line-up, but if you missed it and can’t be bothered to click here, then here’s a quick run down. Super Street Fighter IV, Nintendogs + Cats, Ridge Racer 3D and Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars should be on the top of your list. PES 2011 3D: …

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A 2D Nintendo 3DS launch guide

The 3DS launch line-up is a funny thing. There’s a lack of an easily indefinable system seller, while the likes of THQ, Take-Two and Activision don’t have a single title ready. On more positive note, however, it’s quite astonishing that Ubisoft has managed to get six games due for launch. Activision would have presumably given …

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2005 Vintage

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. That’s not news. Of course it isn’t. But what effect does absence have on games? Now that’s a question, Daniel. A long haul flight was an excuse to revisit some PSP games of a 2005 vintage. How have they aged? Wipeout Pure has formed a crusty shell. There’s nothing …

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