Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PS2

(PlayStation 2 Review) Suikoden V

(PlayStation 2 Review) Suikoden V

“… exactly what was needed to bring the series back into good standing after its disappointing predecessor.”

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Legacy Reviews, PlayStation 2 Reviews

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga now on PSN

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Atlus has been increasing their PSN presence lately with a handful of their older titles being released on the service as PS2 Classics. Today, Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga joins fellow franchise entries and recent additions Persona 4, SMT: Nocturne, and SMT: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army. Digital Devil Saga is based on the world of Nocturne, and introduces a shapeshifting ability that allows players to turn into demons as they battle for control of a wasteland known as The Junkyard.

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PlayStation 2 News, PlayStation 3 News

Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity launches on PSN as PS2 Classic

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Atlus’ turn-based tactical-RPG Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity is now available on PSN as a PS2 Classic. The 3.5GB release sets a small band of warriors on a quest to save the world of Solum from a life-destroying mist known as Miasma. Players will undertake the 50-plus-hour-long journey with the soldier Spero and shaman warrior Linea, who will take to the field against nefarious forces as they build up and manage a team comprised of 21 recruitable characters.

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Legacy System News, PlayStation 3 News

Square Enix celebrating Final Fantasy XI’s 11 years with free gifts

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Final Fantasy XI turned 11 earlier this summer, and Square Enix is celebrating with six gifts, including three free expansions. The three add-ons are being offered for free for a limited time, from August 8 to October 11: Vision of Abyssea, Scars of Abyssea, and Heroes of Abyssea. The Abyssea trilogy requires that players have the Rise of the Zilart and Wings of the Goddess expansions installed and registered, as well as one level-30 job. The other five gifts, detailed below, include free cruor, 11 of the most popular atma, and an increase in initial Traverser stone stocks.

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PC News, PlayStation 2 News, Xbox 360 News

(PlayStation 2 Review) Siren

(PlayStation 2 Review) Siren

“This is the first game that truly captures the paranoia and creeping dread that Romero brought to the table nearly three decades earlier.”

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Legacy Reviews, PlayStation 2 Reviews

Manhunt just made things messy on PSN, joins PS2 Classics line

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A blast from the past has hit PSN today with the launch of Rockstar North’s Manhunt. Available on the PS Store as a PS2 Classics, the 2003 action title follows former death row inmate James Earl Cash as he battles his way through a new reality TV show where humans are hunted for sport. After awakening from his lethal injection, Cash finds himself at the mercy of the show’s director, Lionel Starkweather, and stalked by insane contestants. So insane, in fact, that Manhunt sparked a bit of controversy in its day.

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PlayStation 2 News, PlayStation 3 News

(PlayStation 2 Review) Fatal Frame 3: The Tormented

(PlayStation 2 Review) Fatal Frame 3: The Tormented

“… a tremendously well-made horror game.”

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Legacy Reviews, PlayStation 2 Reviews

(PlayStation 2 Review) Sniper Elite

(PlayStation 2 Review) Sniper Elite

“… won’t go down in the record books, but it’s a fun subset of one of the most overused time periods in gaming.”

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Legacy Reviews, PlayStation 2 Reviews

Sony announces PlayStation lineup holiday sales figures

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Sony has released a slew of holiday sales figures for the PlayStation family, including the Vita’s initial numbers after its recent launch in Japan. All told, the PS2, PS3, PS Portable, and PS Vita sold over 6.5 million units during the 2011 holiday season.

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PlayStation 2 News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Portable News, PlayStation Vita News

Rockstar wraps up Grand Theft Auto III retrospective Q&A

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To celebrate its tenth anniversary, Rockstar has posted a retrospective on their seminal open-world action title Grand Theft Auto III. The latest set of answers rounds out the two-part series with topics covering the impact of September 11 on production and the origins of the Dodo airplane.

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