With Censorship This Inane, Criminal Girls Should Have Stayed In Japan

Somewhere beyond this eerily silent, pink-mist clogged screenshot is the "motivation" mini-game from the unabashedly risque Japanese game Criminal Girls. Stripping the sound and obscuring the action made it okay for Western release—only no it didn't. » 2/07/15 7:00pm 2/07/15 7:00pm

It's 2015 And There's A New PSP Game Coming Out Next Week

Who says the PSP is dead? Oh, everyone? Including Sony? Right, right, because the PSP is dead and has been for like five years now. BUT HEY, that won't stop the folks at publisher XSEED Games from releasing a new PSP game next week anyway. » 1/08/15 2:33pm 1/08/15 2:33pm

Short Clip Celebrates PlayStation's 20th Birthday

The twentieth anniversary of the first PlayStation console's Japanese release is fast approaching, and Sony's here to commemorate it with—what else—a montage. » 11/13/14 6:15am 11/13/14 6:15am

The Best Reason To Pick Up A PlayStation TV At Launch

I've had the opening cinematic to Persona 4 Golden for the PlayStation Vita playing endlessly on the 46-inch television in my office all night long. If you find that exciting, the Sony's PlayStation TV just might be for you. » 10/14/14 9:20am 10/14/14 9:20am

A Dignified Death For A Beloved Gaming System

When the battery exploded inside Redditor tommyboy601's PSP, he decided his time with the Sony portable was at an end. Rather than trade it in at his local GameStop for pennies, he built a fitting memorial to an old friend. » 9/28/14 2:00pm 9/28/14 2:00pm

Japan's Love Affair With The PSP Will Finally End

Today, Sony announced that the PlayStation Portable will cease being released in Japan. That's nearly ten years after it was first released. » 6/03/14 4:00am 6/03/14 4:00am

The Sword Art Online Game Is a Boring Slog, Unless You Are a Fan

Sword Art Online is an anime about 10,000 gamers trapped in a VR MMORPG where if they die in the game, they die in real life. So of course it was only a matter of time before they made a game about it. Unfortunately, if you aren't already a fan, there is little in this game for you but boredom. » 5/20/14 4:00am 5/20/14 4:00am

The only PSP color left, it seems, is "Piano Black." The Japanese PlayStation site shows that that the other colors will no longer be released in the country. No word yet about outside Japan. » 4/08/14 6:00am 4/08/14 6:00am

Tecmo Koei Wants Me to Buy Their Game Again (Again)

Toukiden [討鬼伝] is the samurai vs demon hunting game that was released last year on the PS Vita and PSP. Now, Tecmo Koei has announced Toukiden Kiwami [討鬼伝 極], an upgraded version of the original with additional story, equipment, and enemies. » 4/03/14 7:00am 4/03/14 7:00am

In Japan, Sony is ceasing aftercare service for the launch PlayStation 3 consoles: the 60GB CECH-A00 model, the 40GB CECH-B00 model, and the 40GB CECH-H00 series models. Also, Sony Japan won't be offering aftercare for PlayStation 1, the PlayStation 2 model SCPH-50000MB, and the 1000 and 2000 series for the PSP. » 3/03/14 7:30am 3/03/14 7:30am

Over the holidays, the fan group working on translating Valkyria Chronicles 3 into English have finally released their work. If you own a Japanese copy of the game, you can download the patch and read the tutorial on how to apply it on the project's official blog-slash-homepage here. » 1/02/14 7:00am 1/02/14 7:00am

Kingdom Hearts II.5 HD Remix is Just Like I.5 HD Remix, In a Good Way

Much like the previous HD upgrade collection, Kingdom Hearts I.5 HD Remix, Kingdom Hearts II.5 HD Remix takes 3 previous Kingdom Hearts games and gives them an HD bump-up. Square Enix had a playable demo available at this year's Jump Festa 2014, and Kotaku East was there to experience some HD goodness. » 12/24/13 4:00am 12/24/13 4:00am

Woman Tortured as Kidnappers Demand a PSP for Her Release

A Las Vegas woman was tied to a chair for six hours, had her head shaved and was forced to take pills and drink alcoholic drinks while her captors demanded a PSP as ransom, according to local news reports yesterday. Both suspects are still at large. » 12/21/13 3:50pm 12/21/13 3:50pm

God Eater 2 is a Fun Hunting Game, if That's What You're Looking For

"Monster Hunter with plot" is how God Eater was once described to me. Well, after the runaway hit that the Monster Hunter series has turned out to be, it's no surprise that everyone and their grandmother is out to catch lightning in a bottle twice with the same formula. So how does the third God Eater game, God Eater 2 » 12/19/13 8:00am 12/19/13 8:00am

HD Remasters Breathed New Life into Old Games

When I look back at the seventh console generation (PS3, Xbox 360, etc.), I can't help but feel that the creation of HD remasters of great games was one of the best things to come out of it. » 10/29/13 8:00am 10/29/13 8:00am

Super Danganronpa 2 Reload Improves on the Original in Every Way

Back in August, I played Danganronpa on the PSP. While eager to play the sequel, I decided hold back and wait a month for the Vita re-release of the second game before I played it. But whether it’s on the PSP or the Vita, Super Danganronpa 2 is a game that improves on the original in every way. » 10/25/13 5:00am 10/25/13 5:00am

Of Course, Danganronpa Looks Much Better on the Vita

Back in August, I played Danganronpa on the PSP and loved it. And after playing a bit of it on the Vita TV at TGS, I was more than a little excited to spend some quality time with its updated graphics. But even I was surprised at just how much better the game looks on the Vita when I compared them side by side. » 10/18/13 8:30am 10/18/13 8:30am