Retro Review: Sonic Adventure

Oh Sonic, how the mighty have fallen.

Once the Sega superstar with attitude, able to go toe-to-toe with Super Mario, and now, well, have you seen Sonic Boom? The blue blur’s descent into mediocrity has been a tragic one, notably starting with his shaky transition into the 3D. But many fans still revere those first forays into the third dimension with Sonic Adventure released on the Dreamcast in 1998 and its 2001 sequel. These games are remembered fondly, and with each new 3D iteration of Sonic, many cry out for the series to return to its roots with a new Adventure game. But are these games really worthy of such praise, or is our nostalgia playing with our memories? After returning to these games recently through the magic of PSN, I can now say it’s the second. Definitely the second.

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Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves

For those of you who neglected Destiny because there was a lack of content or because it started getting boring might want to start warming up that disc again. Bungie will be releasing their second expansion for the game, titled House of Wolves on Tuesday, May 19th. This DLC will be based primarily around the Fallen House, tasking players with helping the Queen of the Reef hunt members of the fallen that have betrayed her.

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Is The PS Vita Dead?

I’ve always been fan of Sony’s handheld consoles, because of the amount of effort put into building these interesting pieces of technology. I’ve owned all versions of the PSP and enjoyed playing games like God of War: Chains of Olympus and Dissidia: Final Fantasy. With the PS Vita, gamers finally have a handheld that’s capable of competing with home console graphics, but we’re left asking, where is the support? Why is the Vita having a hard time being sold in North America?

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Hands-On: The Order 1886 Preview

This past weekend I had the opportunity to get my hands on a 30 minute demo of the biggest Playstation title of the season, The Order: 1886. From what I could tell, Galahad and co. have grappled down onto the scene, making their presence known while setting a new benchmark for what the Playstation 4 can do.

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Sony to Accommodate Users Affected by PSN Hack: Is it Enough?

Sony Network Entertainment has announced via the official Playstation blog that Playstation Plus members who held an active membership during the supposed hack that left PSN offline this holiday will be receiving five extra days of Playstation Plus, as well as ten per cent off of one total cart purchase in the Playstation Store.

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