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Sony Owes PlayStation 3 Owners up to $550 Million, but They Probably Won’t Have to Pay Much

It only does settlements.

Back in the day, Sony let PlayStation 3 owners install Linux on their PS3 systems, which provided a ton of nerds with a fun new use for their game console. Then, Sony disabled the functionality, forcing those users to upgrade to a new PS3 firmware, and they weren't too happy about it. Now, they'll get some monetary retributions—with a few catches.

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Review: Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Shows Us True Horror—and It’s 20 Years Old

This Claire sandwich needs more kick.

Revelations is supposed to bridge the two phases in Resident Evil’s history: the “classic” survival-horror style, with long mansion hallways and tricky puzzles, and the newer breed, where zombies move fast and bioengineered monsters grow gigantic pus sacs from every orifice. But all Resident Evil: Revelations 2 does is make me wish we could turn back the clock 20 years—that the good old days are still possible to relive. They’re not.

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It’s a Final Fantasy VII Remake! …In LittleBigPlanet 2 & 3, but Still

Tifa Sackheart?

A dedicated Final Fantasy VII fan and computer science student used LittleBigPlanet 2 and 3's game-making tools to rebuild FFVII from scratch, and it came out an adorable, bizarre, perfect homage. (Full video of the levels after the jump.)

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The Mary Sue Review: The Video Game That Makes You the Star of a Horror Film, Alien: Isolation

Final report of geek journalist, Jill Pantozzi.

Don't breathe. Don't move. Don't even think. Survive. If you can.

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Naughty Dog Lives Up to Their Name: The Last of Us Plagiarizes Designer’s Subway Map

Hey, at least the game is charted. So there's that.

I recently received Naughty Dog's The Last of Us as a birthday gift, and have been dying to sink my teeth into it after hearing rave reviews across the board. But in the past week, after the game's retail release, some controversies have arisen regarding some of the game's content. We told you before about how actress Ellen Page accused the game of ripping off her likeness, but she's not the only one upset. Cameron Booth, a graphic designer, recently realized that a map he made was also used without permission.

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Sony Reveals BEYOND: Two Souls Box Art, Captures Our Imaginations

Video game box art tends to be a bland, boring affair. It's either toned down to meaninglessness to appeal to one demographic or the other, or it looks like it came out of what must have been some kind of artistic fever dream that no longer makes sense to mortals. That's why the recently revealed box art for Quantic Dream's BEYOND: Two Souls is honestly such a breath of fresh air.

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Skyrim PlayStation 3 DLC Finally Gets Release Dates

Hell must have frozen over, pigs are surely flying, and dozens of other tired phrases have obviously come to pass. It's the only explanation for the PlayStation 3 downloadable content for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim finally receiving release dates. Bethesda had promised that they'd come in February, but only a fool completely believes such claims. It's been months -- four months short of a year for Dawnguard -- since they released on Xbox 360, but PlayStation 3 users will finally get all three this month.

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PlayStation 4 Will Almost Certainly Be Revealed at February 20th Event

It's finally happening, people. Sony's having an event on February 20th at 6PM EST, and all signs point to this being the event where the company finally announces the PlayStation 4. If they really do announce the successor to the PlayStation 3, it'd give Sony a nice long while to build up buzz for their lineup at Electronic Entertainment Expo this year. There's a remote chance that this has nothing to do with the company's next console, but it's ridiculously slim.

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Jesse McCartney Accidentally Confirms Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix’s Being Localized

Never since the Street Fighter franchise have we waited so long for the next proper installment in a video game series. Our patience for Kingdom Hearts III has been worn thin of late with each side story, rehash, and side story rehash that's been released after Kingdom Hearts II, further delaying the long awaited closure we've been working toward for the past 11 years -- man, history does repeat itself. It appears as though we may be waiting even longer. Jesse McCartney, the heavenly voice behind Sora's doppelganger Roxas, posted a picture on Instagram showing the inside of the recording studio with the caption: "For all you ‘Kingdom Hearts‘ Fans. Recording the next chapter! #KingdomHearts #Roxas #Gamers." Regrettably, judging by the game footage, this "next chapter" is likely Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix and not Kingdom Hearts III. You may now commence your disapproving shake of the head.

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Trailer for Suda 51’s Killer is Dead Makes Absolutely No Sense, Perfect the Way It Is

He may not be recognized in the same vein as more famous video game visionaries such as Shigeru Miyamoto or Hideo Kojima by the mainstream media, but when news hits that Suda 51 is working on a new game, you can more than bet that the gaming community will drop what they're doing and clamor to learn more about what exactly is up the cult designer's bizarre sleeve. Following in the noble tradition of Killer 7 and No More Heroes, Suda 51's latest video game phantasmagoria of crazy characters, intense action, and blood spray galore is Killer is Dead: An unhinged story set in the near-future where cybernetic implants are the norm and assassin work is quite the lucrative business. Mortal words don't do this game justice, so it's in your best interest to check out the debut trailer for yourself.

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PlayStation 3 Security Keys Leaked Online: Kind of Matters, Kind of Doesn’t

Over a year ago, Sony's PlayStation Network was hacked. It was an enormous deal, and Sony had to bring down the PSN for weeks in order to maintain safety, preventing consumers from PlayStation 3 and PSP online gaming and digital purchases for the length of the outage. Now, this far into the PlayStation 3's life cycle -- most likely a year or two away from Sony's next console replacing this one -- a team of hackers has reportedly obtained and released the console's "master key" online. This means that, along with some custom firmware, people can run pirated software on the PlayStation 3.

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Sony Finally Redesigning PlayStation Store, Only Took New Generation of Consoles

The dawn of the next generation of video game consoles is nigh. Though they haven't exactly been forthcoming about their next-gen consoles, both Microsoft and Sony are obviously hard at work on them. Plus, the Wii U is definitely coming. With this is mind, it's obviously time that the PlayStation Store got a major redesign. Instead of actually making it useful during the actual life of the system, it should clearly be both useful and quickly obsolete.

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Kingdom Hearts HD Remix Oddly Includes Nintendo Title, Might Just Have Video

What's a company to do when they want to consolidate a few of one of their franchise's titles into a single, high-definition remix, but they're spread across different consoles? This is the boat Square Enix finds themselves in after much clamoring for a Kingdom Hearts HD collection on the PlayStation 3. Well, they've gone ahead and announced Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix, which includes Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. The weird thing, beyond the title, is that 358/2 might only be represented as a video.

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Sony Unveils Even Smaller PS3, Continues to Miss the Point

Well, it's official: At the Tokyo Game Show, Sony has just confirmed the existence of a PlayStation 3 that's slimmer than the typical PlayStation 3 Slim. Now that there's a console even smaller than Slim, though, we'll have to coin a new term. PlayStation 3 Thin, perhaps. A new hardware iteration is all well and good, but it appears that the bundle is just 1/5th smaller and 1/4th lighter. Without much else to go on, the whole thing seems rather pointless.

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Papo & Yo Launch Trailer is Not Like Other Trailers

Sony, and by extension the PlayStation 3, has a history of supporting odds and ends via the PlayStation Network. After all, there aren't many games like Flower or Journey on other competing services. That isn't to say Sony is the only one taking chances, but when they do, they're interesting chances to say the least. The fostering of unique and special video games is likely one of the only reasons we're seeing Papo & Yo, a game about a child dealing which his alcoholic father, hit the digital shelves at all. Check out the launch trailer above to see just how different video games can truly be.

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Sony Reveals Collections Line Releasing August 28th

Sony had previously announced a Ratchet & Clank Collection -- a remastered version of the original three PlayStation 2 titles -- for the PlayStation 3 would be hitting store shelves on August 28th of this year. As it turns out, this wasn't the only card Sony had up their sleeve. The company has revealed in a post on their blog that August 28th will actually see the release of their Collections line as a whole. God of War Saga and inFAMOUS Collection will be making their debut on the same day.

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Rumor: Newest Sony PlayStation 3 Model Outed by Brazil

Recent filings with the Federal Communications Commission alerted hawk-eyed watchers to the existence of a new model of PlayStation 3: The "CECH-4001X." Up until now, however, it wasn't known exactly what kind of changes Sony would include in this new model. That's where Anatel, which is effectively the Brazilian version of the FCC, comes into play. Their own documents apparently included a series of images purported to be of this fantastical new design.

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Buy a Sony VAIO, Get a Free PlayStation 3 or PS Vita

It looks as though Sony is following Microsoft's suit and offering up a free PlayStation 3 or a free PS Vita with the purchase of a Sony VAIO computer.

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Sony’s E3 2012 Keynote Showed Off Some Big Guns, and a Few Surprises

E3 is in full swing, with Microsoft already delivering their underwhelming keynote, and Nintendo delivering their extremely weird pre-E3 briefing (with their actual keynote to come later today). Late last night, Sony delivered their keynote. It was full of multiple Assassin's Creed games, Sony's version of Smash Brothers, the prequel God of War: Ascension, and Naughty Dog's Uncharted follow-up, The Last of Us, which got head billing, and rightfully so. The keynote was kicked off with a new IP from Quantic Dream, makers of Heavy Rain, and there was also a surprise, something Microsoft failed to deliver, but it was weird and underwhelming. Check out what happened, after the break.

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Sony Unveils God of War: Ascension for PS3, Will be a Prequel

If you were hoping and praying to all the gods that you couldn't pray to (because Kratos savagely killed all of them) for a new God of War game featuring Kratos on the PlayStation 3, those dead gods must've somehow listened. Sony has unveiled God of War: Ascension, what will be a prequel to the entire God of War series, back before Kratos became the titular god of war and went on his rage-fueled quest that spanned three console installments, two PSP adventures, a surprisingly decent cellphone adventure back before smartphones were prominent, and a very sufficient amount of dismantling the entire Greek mythos via his temperament issues. Check out the teaser for the game below.

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