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Telltale’s Walking Dead game sells one million copies

Telltale’s Walking Dead game sells one million copies

In less than a month's time, a game based on a niche comic book franchise that was turned into a successful TV show has been able to become its own breakout success. The Walking Dead Episode 1: A New Day has been downloaded a million times between the Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam. It's hopefully a good sign as future episodes of the game are released.

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Sony PS3 reportedly gaining pre-loading download service

Sony PS3 reportedly gaining pre-loading download service

In a move that would make the PS3 even more like a PC, Sony is apparently working on a service that would allow gamers to "pre-order" digital download titles that would be downloaded to the system's hard drive before launch date. Even though said games might not necessarily be playable before the release, it would prevent players from the hassle of waiting for the download when the game came out.

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Gran Turismo’s GT Academy 2012 begins today

Gran Turismo’s GT Academy 2012 begins today

The annual search to find the most skillful racing video game player has opened its doors today. The competition uses one of the most sophisticated racing simulation platforms in the industry, but that doesn't mean you need to own a copy of Gran Turismo. Sony wants everyone with a PS3 to be able to enter the fray, so the special GT Academy 2012 game - which will determine the next great virtual racer - has launched on the PlayStation Store for free.

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Mass Effect 3 multiplayer challenges finally approved for PS3

Mass Effect 3 multiplayer challenges finally approved for PS3

After months of injustice, the same online multiplayer challenges that Mass Effect 3 players on the Xbox 360 and PC have been taking for granted are now confirmed for the PS3. BioWare recently confirmed that it was because of Sony, not BioWare, that these online challenges were not being offered through the PlayStation Network. Sony responded to say it was looking into figuring out a solution.

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Sony PS One Classics teased on PlayStation Vita

Sony PS One Classics teased on PlayStation Vita

For a brief moment, there was a PlayStation One title available in the European version of the PlayStation Vita version of the PlayStation Store. Anyone who's ever ventured into the digital download Playstation Store on a PS3 or PSP knows there is a huge list of "PS One Classics" available to purchase and begin playing instantly. It's a different story, though, when it comes to the newest Sony handheld.

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New Mass Effect 3 multiplayer event reminds PS3 players of injustice

New Mass Effect 3 multiplayer event reminds PS3 players of injustice

A new Mass Effect 3 multiplayer event has just been announced, and in the wake of the tension that has been struck over the fact that Sony for some reason has blocked such events on the PS3, it's drawing a heated reaction. The new event is called Operation Exorcist. It tasks players with killing no fewer than one million Cerberus Phantom creatures. If they complete the challenge, they win a Victory pack.

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Telltale Games offers The Walking Dead video game on PSN tomorrow

Telltale Games offers The Walking Dead video game on PSN tomorrow

If you've been captivated by the intensely captivating The Walking Dead comic book series or related TV show, then Telltale Games has something for you. The publisher will be bringing an episodic retelling of the zombie-centric story to a PS3 near you. Yes, episodic. If you know anything about Telltale Games, you know they love giving you games in a piecemeal fashion. The company has previously offered games like Wallace & Gromit and Back to the Future.

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Federal government, military can break into Xbox Live, PSN, etc

Federal government, military can break into Xbox Live, PSN, etc

In an ever unfolding example of how individual privacy is losing its value in the United States, it has been revealed that some agencies within the government have the authority and the technology to access data from users on online gaming networks. The act of eavesdropping on your online gaming account is being compared to tracking e-mails and telephone calls, which federal agencies already have the authority to do.

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EA’s Mass Effect 3 online multiplayer events barred on PS3

EA’s Mass Effect 3 online multiplayer events barred on PS3

The online component of EA and Bioware smash hit Mass Effect 3 is a little bit muddled on the PS3. To help keep things interesting in the online multiplayer world, developer Bioware has been running numerous promotions, such as the ability to gain extra XP or receiving bonuses for completing various tasks. However, perhaps unknown to those playing the game on the Xbox 360 or PC, none of this stuff has been making its way to the PS3 version of the game.

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Sony PlayStation Network will be down for maintenance April 16

Sony PlayStation Network will be down for maintenance April 16

If you were hoping to get some online gaming in before you have to start a new work week tomorrow, you better get your fix in early. That is, if you're a PS3 gamer. Sony will be shutting down the PlayStation Network for more than half of the day. The company said this is for necessary maintenance on the network, so nothing is terribly broken. It's just going in to optimize things and clean up processes.

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