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Paper Mario Sticker Star: peel here for fun

Friday, 7 December 2012 08:51 GMT By Dave Cook

Paper Mario is back in the relentlessly charming Sticker Star on 3DS. VG247′s Dave Cook dives into Nintendo’s papercraft world and reminisces about his old sticker collection.

Stickers are something that many of us grew up with. Swapping sticky images of football’s biggest stars in the playground, spending pocket money on a pack at our local grocers, and punching the air in excitement when that one elusive, shiny sticker came along.

It’s amazing how addictive hoarding could be when you were an ’90s kid, as anyone who used to have a collection of Pogs, Boglins, Monsters in my Pocket or Beanie Babies will surely agree. But stickers were head and shoulders above the pack. It was a simple and inexpensive way to spend your pocket money, and yet you still felt like you were investing that 10p wisely.

It was like, ‘Sod buying a poke of cola bottles, I’ve got a rare Eric Cantona sticker to hunt down’, but then you’d usually end up with two normal edition Paul Scholes instead. Disappointing indeed, but at the height of the sticker craze, few feelings could match tearing open that pack in the hope that something special lay inside.

This is a feeling Nintendo and developer Intelligent Systems has tried to re-create in Paper Mario: Sticker Star, as it has tons of normal stickers to collect, a large album to fill and yes indeed, several rare ‘shinies’. It’s a fun hybrid of mechanics from previous Paper Mario titles, so it caters to all fans of the series, but with a new sticker combat system threaded throughout.

In this new take on the Paper Mario world, Princess Peach is hosting Sticker Fest, an annual event in the town of Decalburg, in which citizens come from far and wide to see the Sticker Comet fly over the sky. Rumour has it if you see the comet and make a wish, it’ll come true, so it’s no surprise that Bowser pops up and tries to steal the comet for himself.

It’s a pedestrian story – as predictable as the coming of night – but the Paper Mario series continues to be so damn charming that you hardly care, and to be honest, the writing on offer here is absolutely hilarious and is peppered with an oddly British sense of humour.

Ah Mario’s jump. Timeless.

Now, I don’t know if the UK localisation team got their paws on the dialogue, but I’m petty sure Japanese gamers don’t constantly call each other ‘mate’ or indulge in regular ‘cups o’ tea’, suggesting that yes, they did have some input. Either way the humour is cracking and really drives you forward.

So then, to the stickers. As Mario explores each stage he can peel stickers off the scenery and paste them into his album, or gather them up from defeated enemies. His scrapbook only consists of a few pages at first, but it doesn’t take long until you’re carefully re-arranging a large collection of stickers using the 3DS touch screen, desperately trying to cram more in.

Anyone who’s spent a good two or three minutes dicking about with Leon’s attaché case in Resident Evil 4 so those extra grenades will fit in will know that this – like sticker hoarding – is oddly satisfying. You’ll find yourself doing this a lot to wedge more rare ‘shinies’ into your collection as you’ll need as many as you can get.

Stickers are important as they’re your only weapon against Bowser’s army of Goombas and Koopa Troopers. You start a battle by hitting enemies with Mario’s hammer, or coming into contact with them, and this takes you to a turn-based arena where you can call out your stickers to activate attacks.

There are stickers for Mario’s trademark jump attack, ranged Fire Flower bursts, POW blocks that act like smart bombs and even Bob-Ombs that can be hurled at groups of enemies. Everything has a purpose here, and rare shiny versions of standard stickers signify that they deal extra damage. As such, these rare stickers are best kept for boss battles.

That’s not all however, as your floating companion – and guardian of the Sticker Comet -Kersti gives Mario the power to turn 3D objects into large, even rarer ‘shinies’ that have powerful properties. They’re comparable to summons in the Final Fantasy in that they can wipe out a whole screen of enemies in one swoop – often with drawn out and frankly insane results.

This mechanic also factors in to the game’s puzzles, but they are threadbare at best. Basically if you get stuck, try to turn things into a sticker and chances are it’ll work. It’s the same as Super Paper Mario’s flip mechanic that gave doled out mild brain-teasers along the way. However, that’s not to say that your ‘stickerfied’ 3D objects are insanely fun.

Some stand-out object attacks include the Lucky Cat, a totem that paints the background in a glorious Japanese art style before tripling in size and stomping on top of enemies repeatedly. You can also call on a squadron of flying scissors to shred enemies to pieces, or use a tap to flood your paper foes until they turn into squishy damp wads.

Got it. Got it. Need it. Got it.

While these attacks are absolutely crazy, they play into the madcap style of the game’s humour. You can also use healing items and defensive stickers – such as a spiked helmet to repel jumping enemies – to even the odds, but as intriguing as the sticker mechanic is, it is also one of the game’s greatest flaws.

If you run out of stickers mid level – and you absolutely will if you try to defeat every enemy in stage – you can’t do a thing in battles except run away. That becomes a problem when you realise that all stages are book-ended by a boss. All you can do is get yourself killed and try again.

There are some attack boosters and defensive moves you can trigger without stickers handy, such as tapping the action button just before an enemy strikes to block, and you can also increase your own attack damage by tapping just before your hit lands, but base attacks require stickers, and as such, resource management is vital.

This becomes more manageable as new album pages are doled out along the way – rather than a traditional XP levelling system – but it can prove irritating at the outset, especially as you have to throw stickers away to make room for others. It’s almost like swapping and hunting down elusive stickers in real life, but with less satisfaction.

Like the recently-released New Super Mario Bros. U, Intelligent Systems has focused predominately on the enemies and backdrops of Super Mario World – although cameos from other games pop up as well – and while it doesn’t offer the deepest combat mechanic by a long stretch, Paper Mario: Sticker Star still manages to entertain and engage.

Most of the fun comes from the game’s paper world, which crumples and folds – one early scene featuring a rolled up city is particularly hilarious – and where enemies can roll themselves into cones to give themselves spiked defence, fold themselves into spinning origami ninja stars, or stick together to grow larger and more powerful. It’s playful, just like sticker-collecting can be for young minds.

I don’t know if kids still collect stickers any more, but I absolutely loved the feeling that came with finishing a sticker album, considering how much of my pocket money and time went into chasing those last pieces of my collection.

I’d spend so long looking for that last sticker, trading with mates, offering some of my lunch money as a little added incentive, and shortly after I’d complete an album, it became old news. What’s fun about having a completed sticker album? There’s no more chase, no more searching for those rare collectibles, nothing. But the journey was always worth it.

That’s a parallel to be drawn with this game. Mechanically, you see everything the game has to offer rather quickly, but Mario’s quest through bright papercraft worlds and nostalgic encounters with a wide range of classic characters drives you on.

If you enjoy the Paper Mario series, or just Mario’s adventures in general, then this is an essential addition to you collection, even if it just falls short of ‘shiny’ status.

Disclosure:

  • To assist in writing this piece, Dave was sent a download code for Paper Mario: Sticker Star. No official event was attended, and no other merchandise was offered.

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17 Comments

  1. mistermogul

    I’m gutted they’ve dropped the leveling up in this game. I’m expecting to be disappointed…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 It’a alright to be honest. You get traditional ‘level up’ rewards on a level-by-level basis instead. it’s fun, but not perfect. The combat mechanic holds few secrets. But still, it’s quirky and fun. Depends how much depth you want really.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. mistermogul

    @Dave – cool man.

    I think after reading the reviews/feedback I was just a bit disappointed to hear that it didn’t follow in Thousand Year Door’s footsteps which is one of my fav RPG’s of all…

    No doubt I’ll still enjoy it though :)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    @Dave

    Did you play on the 3DSXL?

    Is it a better experience on the bigger screen, still on the fence about upgrading?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Dave Cook

    @4 I didn’t actually, just the standard. I’m not on the fence about the hardware as such. I tried one at launch and loved it, but I need there to be more software out there to convince me.

    That said, I’m loving my Virtual Console releases at the moment. Just give me a a desert island with a power socket and Kirby’s Pinball Land and I’d be happy forever.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. polygem

    @Dave, thx for a full blown feature of a 3ds game. will definitley get this, but not yet…too much stuff i yet have to play on the other consoles.

    @monkey: i upgraded and i don´t regret it BUT, just like with your wiiu now, my first 3dsxl was broken and needed a replacement. now everything´s fine though. in your position i would just keep my 3ds. you can always upgrade, the thing will only get cheaper and/or better.
    imho the 3dsxl is great but the standard 3ds is just fine too. i really cannot say which one i prefer. the screen is definiteley more crisp on the old one, the xl screen is -guess what – B I G G E R…overall i don´t think an upgrade is a must. the original 3ds is sexy too.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. polygem

    oh you got one already…you asked dave. okeydokey. now i got it…well my thoughts about that stay the same ;)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Dave Cook

    @7 no worries, glad you liked it :)

    #8 2 years ago
  9. ManuOtaku

    This and Persona 4 golden edition on vita are my top pics for handhelds this year, i cannot wait for neither of them, thanks for your view of the game dave, keep the good work, and dont let yourself down for some commenters, you are doing a nice job here.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. polygem

    Manu…now that you´re here….hurry man. your ninty id isn´t taken yet, checked yesterday.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. monkeygourmet

    @7

    Lol, no not yet Poly. Still thinking about upgrading to the Yellow Pikachu one that’s just come out in the UK! :)

    #11 2 years ago
  12. tom_nash

    Haha there were always too many Paul Scholes stickers. Have you seen this video game tournament…just watching it and they are competing by playing most of the super Mario games. bit.ly/SS7voC

    #12 2 years ago
  13. ManuOtaku

    #10 Poly thanks i might do it later today, is that iam scare, here power outage are pretty common, in the last few days we didnt have any, so iam afraid of doing it, and then bang, my Wii U bricked, iam waiting for one to happen, a power outage i mean, when one happens it takes a few days to happen another one, like lighting it never strikes twice, therefore it will be the safetest bet to do it, iam holding it :)

    #13 2 years ago
  14. polygem

    @monkey: the pikachu 3dsxl looks fantastic indeed. was tempted too, but cooled myself down. i like my red one. matches my wii u and red wiimotes perfectly ;)
    @Manu: ok, i hear you. for me the patch didn´t take that long, maybe 35-40 minutes, even that could be too long if in that time there will be an outage – i know. you´ll have to update some games too though. i can understand that you hesitate after all those experiences people shared online…by the way: the cod community on the wii u is indeed “different” i am king there atm ;) i hope this will never change.
    it´s unbelieveable cool to play some cod in bed on the tablet. wont play mp like that though, played mp with the pro controller. a great controller, really almost as good as the 360 one, maybe even just as good or better. depends on your preferences (dpad is great on that thing, triggers feel a bit better on the 360 pad, but much better than on the dualshock – in my opinion)feels great in the hands, just right. i got to get used to the stick/buttons layout, esp. in cod but i already do love that thing. controller IS important on a console. both wiiu controllers are great.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. absolutezero

    I’m totally on the fence about this, I was one of the few that actually really enjoyed Super Paper Mario I thought it was great. Of course Thousand Year Door is the star of the series so far, wonderful game.

    I dunno I just have no been grabbed by the 3DS version at all. In fact I have not bought anything on the 3DS since Kid Icarus and Theatrhythm

    #15 2 years ago
  16. mistermogul

    @monkey – I upgraded to a 3DS XL in October and I must say I would never go back to normal 3DS now. The screens are obviously bigger (the same resolution doesn’t make a difference on the bigger screens imo) but the biggest bonus is the fact it’s much more comfortable to hold over longer gaming sessions.

    My hands used to feel pain after a while on the smaller 3DS but are fine on the bigger one. Extra battery life is good too.

    If you were to ask me I’d say jump off the fence on the XL side ;)

    #16 2 years ago
  17. monkeygourmet

    @16

    The hand cramp was the biggest problem! Will def upgrade when I can get around to it! :)

    #17 2 years ago

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  • Hotline Miami collector’s edition is close, 50% already achieved

    The Hotline Miami crowdfunding effort to produce a special collector’s edition is going strong with 50% of the target achieved. Gamer Network’s collector’s edition initiative has announced that funding for the Hotline Mimi Gamer’s Edition has reached 50% of its goal, with just over nine days to go. The collector’s edition is a one-of-a-kind bundle […]

  • Woah Dave will be an extra free PS+ game on PS4 in April

    Indie platformer Woah Dave will be made free to PlayStation Plus members on PlayStation 4 in April, but it’s not part of the month’s main Plus offering. Woah Dave is a “secret” April PlayStation Plus game, according to Sony. The game is a 2D platformer that received positive feedback when it was released on PS […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: three international tourneys announced, $100,000 prize pool

    Warner Bros. has announced a new series of Mortal Kombat X tournaments with a prize pool starting at $100,000. Mortal Kombat X Worldwide Competitive Program is a series of tournaments that kick off in April and allow players from the around the world participation. The tournaments are the Fatal 8 Exhibition Tournament, Mortal Kombat X […]

  • Project CARS to receive a free car every month, starting with the Lykan Hypersport

    The Lykan Hypersport, the supercar featured in one of Furious 7′s action set-pieces, will be a free download for Project CARS owners. To thank the fans for their patience throughout Project CARS development and several delays, developer Slightly Mad will be giving all owners one in-game car for free each month. The first car will […]

  • Leaked Halo Online gameplay shows weapons, maps, and more

    Gameplay from the upcoming, Russia only, Halo Online has leaked online and it looks like a mix of Halo 3 and Halo Reach. Microsoft announced last week that a free-to-play Halo game is in development at Saber Interactive. The game will be available in Russia only, at least on launch. YouTuber Noble, with the help […]

  • Get PlayStation 4 with the PS Camera and The Last of Us for $399

    US retailer Best Buy is offering a free PlayStation Camera with the purchase of The Last of Us PS4 bundle. If you’re in the US, Best Buy is having a very good deal on PlayStation 4 systems at the moment. If you buy The Last of Us PS4 bundle, you’ll automatically get the PS Camera […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC comes to PS4 in May

    Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC has been given a release window for PS3, PS4, and Xbox 360. Jaws of Hakkon, the first story add-on to Dragon Age: Inquisition was released last week on PC and Xbox One. The release was a complete surprise, as there was no prior announcement. What was also surprising […]

  • Watch Rainbow Six Siege developers stream new gameplay right now

    Rainbow Six Siege developers are about to livestream new gameplay footage. Come and watch with us. The livestream below starts at 7pm UK time/6pm GMT. Ubisoft will be showing new gameplay footage and will talk more about the operator system, which was revealed today. The footage will be from the PC alpha build. Expect more […]

  • Advanced Warfare Exo Zombie Infected trailer shows new weapons, massive enemy

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies episode 2, Infected, has been shown off in a new trailer. The official trailer for Exo Zombies Infected is here with footage of the new gear and new enemies. All of which help set up the mess everyone’s making at Burger Town. John Malkovich and co are dropped […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege collector’s edition comes with a 120-page field manual

    Rainbow Six Siege will be getting a collector’s edition and it comes with a 120-page guide. The Rainbow Six Siege collector’s edition has been fully detailed. It’s called the “Art of Siege Edition” and will be available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, priced £65. Here’s what you get: A copy of the game […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege trailer is all about the operators

    Rainbow Six Siege has a new trailer available explaining the operator system. Operators are what makes any Counter Terrorist Unit and you will get to choose each of them individually before assembling a team. Any operator you choose will not be available for others though, so planning ahead will be crucial. The new trailer shows […]

  • Spotify now available on PS3 and PS4, lets you play music in the background

    Spotify has arrived on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The Spotify app is now available in 42 countries on PSN. The app was part of last week’s firmware update and can be found under PlayStation Music. Anyone can download it, as it doesn’t require PlayStation Plus. You can use your PSN account to subscribe to […]

  • Let’s talk Battlefield Hardline weapon balance

    The weapon balance in Battlefield Hardline is causing a controversy among the players. Are some weapons too powerful, or are other not powerful enough? Westie has been playing Battlefield Hardline since it the day it came out and he has some opinions about the state of weapon balance as it stands right now. Westie also […]

  • UK Charts: Bloodborne enters at No. 2, Battlefield Hardline defends No. 1 spot

    Battlefield Hardline has defended the No. 1 spot in the UK Charts against Bloodborne’s impressive numbers. The UK Charts for the week ending March 28 show Battlefield Hardline continuing to hold the top spot despite dropping 43% in sales. Bloodborne achieved the No. 2 spot and came only 22,500 copies short of becoming number 1. […]

  • Halo 5: Guardians release date and new trailers released

    Halo 5 is coming in October. Are you ready? Halo 5: Guardians has been slapped with a release date of October 27. Microsoft and 343 Industries also released a new trailer to mark the news; check it out below. “The Master Chief. Spartan Locke. Who is the hunter and who is the hunted?” Microsoft said […]

  • Denial wins Call of Duty Championship 2015

    In a weekend where favourites crashed out and non-US teams took a beating, Denial stepped up to take the title and $400,000 prize Denial have beaten Revenge to win the Call of Duty Championship 2015, claiming a $400,000 prize. Taking place in downtown Los Angeles, 32 of the best teams in the world battled it […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC- check out new maps and the grapple ability

    Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC is looking pretty sweet in these two new videos. The Call of Duty Championships this weekend have given our very own Arekkz a chance to check out the new Ascendance DLC coming this month. Take a look at all four new maps as well as the cool new grapple ability (which […]

  • Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies gets a “mini boss” with Ascendance DLC

    Zombies mode gets an exo-kick up the ass with Advanced Warfare’s second DLC drop, Ascendance. When Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC drops this week, players will be going up against some tougher challenges in Exo Zombies mode. “It’s all zombies, all of the time,” says High Moon Studios Matt Tieger, head of the […]

  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

    You know, Lester isn’t as soft as he lets on, at least in these two GTA Online videos he’s not. The first one below is from YouTube user 10Phoenix01 Gamer, showing Lester kick a guy’s ass. It’s apparently punishment for running over the player – at least that’s the way it appears. A second video […]

  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

    ArenaNet has posted information on the Guild Wars 2 website explaining how crafting mastery, and crafting a legendary weapon, will work in the Heart of Thorns expansion. There’s also information on the new Map Bonuses system, which will make acquiring crafting materials a more “directed activity” and streamlined experience. The new system will also add […]

  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

    Cities: Skylines players can now fly over their creations thanks to the Flight Cimulator mod. Created by Ulysius and available through the Steam Workshop, the mod allows the user to simulate flight through simple controls. According to the mod notes, it is still a work in progress as Ulysius plans to add building collisions , […]

  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

    Sony has announced the addition of AMC to its PlayStation Vue service, which soft launched in Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia earlier this month. Those who use the service can now get their Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead fix, and also watch the Sundance channel, WEtv and IFC. AMC and WEtv are […]

  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

    Thanks to Roystan Ross and the Unity engine, you can play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser. This little nugget came to my attention yesterday, and unfortunately it became lost on my worksheet. Better late than never, I suppose. Anyway, the level is free-to-play and if you don’t wish to play […]

  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

    Valve has said its Discovery Queue has increased product page views across Steam by 30% since the company launched the Discovery Update. According to Valve, 75% of those views come from the Discovery Queue, and 16% of product views can be attributed to the Discovery Queue. Even Steam Tags clicks have increased. The system is […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

    The next content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will “address a variety of issues across the game,” according to 343 Industries, including specific improvements to ranking. New quit and betrayal penalties are also in the works as the development team prepares to roll out ranks to additional playlists. According to 343, the latest […]

  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

    A 2K Games sale is going on this weekend on the Humble Store with up to 83% off on select titles. Games on sale include Evolve, Bioshock, Civilization and other franchises. Plus, Spec Ops: The Line can be yours for free with the purchase of any -2K title on sale. To see the full list […]

  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

    Tickets to Dota 2 The International 2015 are now sold out, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. The tickets went on sale in two phases starting March 27. Phase one sold out in six minutes, and phase two sold out in four minutes. Each round of sales offered the same quantity of General Admission tickets priced at […]

  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

    A new Battlefield 4 drop is on the horizon, and to give you an idea of what to expect, we have a video for you below featuring information on the Weapon Crate DLC. According to Battlefield expert Westie, players can expect five new weapons along with the return of the Gun Master game mode. The […]

  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

    Obsidian Entertainment plans to release a Pillars of Eternity patch next week to combat issues users have reported. Until the patch is released, the developers have posted workarounds for some of the most common issues. The issues reported span framerate drops, inability to launch the game unless in administrator mode, crashes on 32-bit machines, animal […]

  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

    Erron Black, the gunslinger which was outed for Mortal Kombat X in the achievements listing last week, was featured in the latest livestream from NetherRelam Studios yesterday evening. Along with gameplay, fatalities and variations for Black, the developer also provided a look at gameplay for: Ermac vs Mileena; Ermac’s brutality and fatality moves; Lui Kang […]

  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

    The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is featured in the latest video update on the status of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, stating a 2015 release is no longer a “number one priority” for the team. While Aonuma never specifically says the game has been delayed into 2016, the announcement confirms […]

  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

    Destiny’s senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick announced on Twitter overnight he would be leaving the company in a week’s time for Bethesda. Hamrick joined Bungie in 2009 after working two years at Midway Austin, where he created multiplayer maps, modified single-player levels, and other designer functions. He was in charge of fixing bug in code […]

  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

    Just settling down to the Call of Duty Championship this weekend? Here’s a rundown of today’s matches and what else to expect over the next three days. The Call of Duty Championship is taking place in LA this weekend until Sunday, with 32 four-player teams battling it out for a prize pot of $1 million. […]

  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

    Sony has released a video for MLB 15 The Show which provides a look at graphical improvements made to the game. Along with the visual upgrade over MLB 14 The Show, the game contains new minor league stadiums, dynamic sun generated in real-time, and upgraded grass patterns which reflect each stadium’s unique look. MLB 15 […]

  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

    Valve has said it will offer the HTC Vive Developer Edition for free to qualified developers in an effort to buoy projects before the tech launches commercially. Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios and The Room studio Fireproof Games are just some of the developers which already have a free Vive in-hand. According to Valve’s Doug […]

  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

    Some gameplay footage of MotorStorm’s off-road buggies in DriveClub has surfaced. Pictures of the buggies were shown on the Japanese PlayStation Blog earlier this month, which considering the game was developed by Evolution Studios – which developed MotorStorm – this isn’t too much of a surprise. The buggies were first spotted by Videogamer, which pulled […]

  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

    The TV sport for Mortal Kombat X has been released, and not only does it contain a “spontaneous fight circle” taking over an entire city, but it features the System of a Down track Chop Suey. Mortal Kombat X will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One April 14. The […]

  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

    A progression bug in Bloodborne is in the works, according to Sony and From Software. The issue occurs when players activate a multiplayer session in the Forbidden Woods using the Sinister Resonant Bell or Small Resonant Bell. It also appears the Lunarium Key won’t appear because of the multiplayer bug, and without the key you […]

  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

    The Yo-Kai Watch IP has sold over 7 million copies, according to developer Level-5. The figure included both physical and digital download sales. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be unveiled during Level-5 Vision 2015 next month. The first title is in the works for the west but is still without a release window. Thanks, Gematsu.

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

    In case you were worried or anything, Sony has once again obtained the Bloodborne trademark. Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony mistakenly abandoned the Bloodborne trademark along with four others registered with US Patent and Trademark Office: Guns Up!, Kill Strain; How Games Were Made to Sound, and No Heroes Allows: No Puzzles […]

  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

    New PC screenshots of GTA 5 have been released along with word of a new trailer coming on Monday. The screens below are from the PC version and you can view them in 4K glory over on Rockstar Newswire. The PC version of GTA 5 releases on April 14.

  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]