Indie Games Category Coming To Playstation Store Later Today
Published on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:19
There’s no doubting the support Sony gives when it comes to independent developers and the unique software they put out. Last year’s Journey was not only an incredible experience, but it won numerous awards including game of the year...and it’s a PS3 exclusive. This morning, it was revealed on the Playstation Blog that the PS Store will add an "Indie Games" category to the mix to "highlight some of the most unique gaming experiences on PlayStation platforms." To boot, they’re even giving special discounts on a few of their popular titles just to celebrate the situation, as shown below. Let’s all be hipsters tonight, guys.
- Retro City Rampage: 50% discount to all from May 7th to May 21st
- Papo & Yo promotional bundle containing the soundtrack and game: 40% discount (55% for Playstation Plus subscribers) from May 7th to May 21st
- Zombie Tycoon 2: Free for Playstation Plus subscribers for a limited time
Here we are. The next generation of consoles is among us and it is finally time to start thinking about finally unplugging our beloved current-gen systems. Could there be a better swan song for one of these systems than taking a trip back to Rapture?
Let’s face it: buying digital games is significantly more convenient than buying from a retail store. You don’t have to put pants on to go outside, nor do you even have to go outside. You don’t have to drive to the store, nor do you have to wait in line at said store. On top of that, the price is generally the exact same, if not more for the physical version.
Let’s face it: staying in just your underwear, FTW.
Despite the overwhelming advantages of buying digital, I still can’t fully commit to it. While I understand I am more in the minority with each day that goes by, I truly believe I have a legitimate case about buying physical copies of games.
In some sort of cosmic twist, I have seen the future. No, I didn’t find out where/when/why I’ll die, nor did I even find out what I’ll have for breakfast tomorrow (I hope it’s pancakes). But I assure you, I have seen the future.
The future of video games that is. I recently got to test out Morpheus - uh, I mean PlayStation VR - Sony’s answer to the ever-growing interest in virtual reality. Although the headset is currently far from completion, it’s also far from shotty.
Whether it’s a rainy day, a sickness, or some other reason not to go outside and enjoy the beautiful summer air, video games are the perfect way to spend your time - that is, if you can find a game to play. In terms of releases, summer generally isn’t the most fruitful of seasons, and this year is no different. So what games could/should you be sinking your teeth into during the dog days?