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I Am Alive Tops the PSN Charts in April

The latest issue of Pulse has detailed the top ten downloaded games on the PlayStation Network for the month of April. I Am Alive, the Ubisoft title all about surviving a dangerous and barren world, crawled to the top of the chart, beating out perennial contender Jouney. Interestingly, the season pass for The Walking Dead pushed more units than the $5 first episode, while Skullgirls once again proved that a quality combat system and fully female cast are difficult to ignore. Here’s the entire list:

  1. I Am Alive
  2. Journey
  3. The Walking Dead Season Pass
  4. Skullgirls
  5. The Walking Dead: Episode 1
  6. The House of the Dead 4
  7. Persona 3 FES
  8. Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection
  9. GTA: Episodes from Liberty City
  10. Escape Plan

Though the first five titles are new, original pieces of content, the next four are re-releases of popular classics. Any surprises make it into the top ten? Anything that belongs on the list but didn’t make the cut?

Source: VG24/7

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What’s New in the European PlayStation Store

This week you can find all sorts of gaming fun in your local digital game store. I Am Alive is finally here bringing you an “end of world” experience like never before. Next up is Wheels of Destruction, set in a “lawless, post-apocalyptic world” where you are pitted in a hectic car battle to death. As usual we have the full update, so take a quick look and see what is new this week.

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PlayStaytion Network:

  • Army Corps of Hell – Bunny Ears Equipment Set – £4.79, €5.99, AU$9.95 (Vita DLC)
  • BlazBlue: CSE – System Voice Arrange Kokomoe Type-A, Type-B – £4.79, €5.99, AU$9.95 (Vita DLC)
  • I Am Alive – £11.99, €14.99, AU$23.95 (PSN)
  • I Kill Zombies (minis)
  • MotorStorm RC – Bonus Supermini: Bumper – Free (Vita DLC)
  • MotorStorm RC – Carnival Expansion Pack – £2.39, €2.99, AU$4.95 (Vita DLC)
  • MotorStorm RC – Carnival Time Saver – £0.40, €0.49, AU$0.90 (Vita DLC)
  • MotorStorm RC – Special Buggy: Wulff Weenie – £0.21, €0.25, AU$0.45 (Vita DLC)
  • Wheels of Destruction – £7.99, €9.99 (PSN)
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire – Active Bundle – £11.99, €14.99, AU$23.95 (PSN DLC)
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire – Entertainment Bundle – £11.99, €14.99, AU$23.95 (PSN DLC)

Source: EU PlayStation Blog

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Post-Apocalyptic Fun Hitting the PlayStation Store This Week

This week is a huge post, not only will we be covering the releases for April 2, but we will be doing a catch up from what we missed last week as well. This week we’ll be seeing I Am Alive, an “end of the world” survival game, Wheels of Destruction, also set in a recovering world, pits drivers in a life or death battle with an FPS twist. That isn’t all: last week we had two Neo Geo classics, World Heroes and Shock Troopers launch alongside the long awaited, twice named and spiritual successor to the Mashed series, Wrecked: Revenge Revisited. Between what is new and what was missed there is plenty for everyone in this week’s PSN Store update/catch-up…

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I Am Alive Seeing New Life on PSN

I Am Alive, Ubisoft’s recently released XBLA title that’s gone through one of the most tumultuous development cycles in recent memory, is making its way to the PlayStation Network April 4.

More than just another post-apocalypse game,  this critically polarizing title follows a man named Adam as he tries to reunite with his wife and daughter. It’s been a full year since a calamitous disaster known as “The Event” wiped out the majority of the human race, leaving a layer of toxic dust floating over Adam as he traverses the fictional city of Haventon in hopes to find his family. With order among men lost, no one is to be trusted, as resources may mean more than a human life to a desperate survivor.

PS Plus members will receive a 20 per cent discount on the title, but for everyone else, look for the survival epic at full price in early April.

Source: European PlayStation Blog

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Weekly News Catch-Up: March 2nd

We here at PSN Fans love news: release dates, gameplay trailers, hardware details… You name it. However we can’t always report on everything that trickles out of the news machine, which is where Weekly News Catch-Up comes in. Here we cover some of the stories that didn’t make it to the front page the first time around.  Read the rest of this entry »

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I Am Alive Teaches the Keys to Survival

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I Am Alive just received a new trailer, and its all about a concept that the game knows quite a bit about – survival. It’s a property that’s been in development limbo for over four years now, and its only recently been reintroduced to the public with a new developer (Ubisoft Shanghai) and direction.

I Am Alive has shown some resilience, but its emphasis on durability and perseverance doesn’t end there. The game itself is set in a fictional American city after a cataclysmic event has wiped out the majority of the population. Taking control of one of the survivors, the player must face the cruelties of a world wrought with danger and hazardous obstacles. As the above video shows, climbing, intelligent use of supplies and constant awareness of surrounds are just a few traits that will prevent a quick end in this revenged world. It may be tough, but there’s still time to prepare before the game’s spring release on PSN. Stock up, and keep your grip.

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I Am Alive’s “Tape 2: Encounters” Gives Insight on Gameplay

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For anyone thinking that the upcoming I Am Alive will be just another post-apocalyptic shooter should check the above video and think again. The video gives cryptic insight into how players should handle situations and confrontations with other survivors, noting that going in guns-a-blazin’ isn’t always the best option.

What’s interesting to note is how our protagonist specifies that sometimes bluffing can get you through seemingly “we’re screwed” scenarios, but should always be prepared for the worst regardless. He’s even made the point to, when possible, stick with using your bow and arrow since arrows are re-usable, and even at one point a survivor cowardly exclaims “I’m not worth a bullet!”

It’s this kind of bleak, solemn tone that has us excited for I Am Alive. The game isn’t even out yet and already from a narrative/cinematic point of view its easy to sympathise with the humans shown in footage and have genuine grief for a world that’s been left in dismay.

I Am Alive is yet to have a specific PSN release date, but keep an eye out for it in Q1 of this year. We certainly will.

Source: XBLA Fans

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Looking Ahead to 2012 in PS3 Downloadable Releases

With the new year in full swing and a torrent of games to look forward to over the next twelve months, it’s time to don some scuba gear and dive into a brief look at ten of our most anticipated games for 2012. Hold on to your digital butts. Read the rest of this entry »

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