Sony plans to bring themes to the Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita this fall with future firmware updates, Sony announced today during its Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia conference today.

Themes have been one of the most requested features for Playstation 4 owners and Sony is eagered to offer them to their fans. You can see what some of the themes will look like below and let us know what other themes you'd like to see!



The Playstation Blog has revealed that the Playstation Vita will be getting the deck-building game, Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer. For those who are unsure of what a deck-building game is, it is a game where players will take turns adding cards to their own playable decks. Players will begin with identical cards in their decks which allows players to be on an even playing field.

With Ascension, you'll start with 10 cards in your deck and use these decks to draw cards to create you...

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Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be making its way into stores on November 11th in North America and November 14th in Europe, publisher Warner Bros. announced today. The game will launch on the Nintendo 3DS, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, Wii U, Windows PC, Xboxx 360 and the Xbox One.

The third installment in the series will feature DC Comics' Batman and friends team up as they seek out to stop the evil villain Brainiac from the destroying the planet. Players will follow...

One Piece: Unlimited World Red is a One Piece game that is clearly made by a team that knows its property (Ganbarion has been making One Piece games since at least 2001) and it shows. The action is tight, the graphics and music/sound are very good, and the environments fit the show very well. Appropriateness issues are present, and not all that surprising. Spoilers abound, so if you are a fan of the anime or manga, please make sure that you are reasonably caught up before indulging. While...

"I used to think that only Nintendo and the Wii U was on the receiving end of being ostracized by the publishers and ousted from the inner circles of the publishers' platform ring. However, it appears as if Nintendo’s little console won’t be sitting in the outsider’s circle all by its lonesome, because the Xbox One is quickly catching up as the console to be treated like a pariah by some publishers… namely, Bandai Namco and the upcoming MotoGP 14 outing."

"A new trailer has released for the upcoming isometric, sprite-based, adventure action title from Acid Nerve called Titan Souls. The trailer is a basic rundown of the gameplay and the sort of bosses that players will encounter. The game is a bit like Star Ocean and Secret of Mana from the age-old SNES era, but it takes on a sort of Shadow of the Colossus effect with players having to take down giant titans in various, unique environments."

Fall has become the season for gamers. Publishers hold their big name titles until fall in preparation for the Christmas rush. While 2014 has seen many AAA titles delayed until next year, there are still plenty of great games that will be out very soon. Here are some of the games The Gamers Lounge staff are looking forward to.

BitShiftTV takes a look at the latest byte sized brawler on the PlayStation Vita! Phantom Breaker Battle Grounds is the latest byte sized multiplayer brawler from 5pb.

"One of the weirdest games released for PlayStation consoles this month was Hohokum, an artful little gem from Honeyslug and Sony’s Santa Monica studio. The game has a non-linear design that has caused some gamers frustrations while it’s opened up a door for a new way to enjoy the zen-game genre by attempting to actually speed run through the game. That’s right, someone has done a speed run of Hohokum. It’s like drinking a lot of coffee and attempting to speed meditate as a shaolin monk."

Since Sony announced that Trophies would be mandatory way back when, trophy hunters have been pounding their games trying to become the ultimate trophy hunter. This may seem completely fine to some, but to others it seems like trophy hunters can't just stop and admire a game.

Our Perspective
Trophy Hunters will argue until the end of time that Trophies are awesome. Most of the time they ensure that you do every little thing in a game, although some are watered down like Far Cry 3 where o...

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Table Top Racing was developed by staff who have previously worked on the popular Wipeout series. This game was released in January 2013 on iOS and came to Android a year later. While these versions are both free, they offer in app purchases to buy gold instead of earning it through racing. The Vita version has an $8.00 price tag and offers the same ability to buy in-game currency.

"One of the members of 4Chan managed to stream Hotline Miami 2, and another member recorded some of the gameplay tidbits so gamers get to bask in the awesomeness of the game’s soundtrack and gameplay, shortly before the game becomes available for everyone else at all the usual places. Bask in the awesomeness, please."

"Sad news for gamers who have been desperately awaiting a follow-up RPG to the age-old Earthbound (better known as Mother to hardcore fans), as Atlus has announced that Citizens of Earth, the crowd-funded RPG that was picked up by the publisher, has been delayed. Luckily, the delay isn’t huge as it’s only been pushed back by a month from October, 2014 to November, 2014."

GG3 writes: "There is a Playstation Vita exclusive at Gamescom 2014 that released some footage and it’s called The Hungry Horde. This title is a combination of zombie genre, mini-games and cute graphics."

GG3 writes: "Sony didn’t give a lot of attention to the PS Vita during their Gamescom 2014 conference. In fact, it was hard to spot at all. They did, however, make a montage of a dozen or so titles."

The Walking Dead will be making its way to your console or PC in pinball for at the end of the month! It will feature voice work from the cast of the original game as you relive several key moments make choices through each of Season One's five games. Here are the release dates as follows:

  • Zen Pinball 2 on PS3, PS4 & Vita: August 26th (North America), August 27th (Europe)
  • Zen Pinball 2 on Mac, August 27th
  • Pinball FX2 for Steam, Xbox 360: August 27th
  • Zen Pinball 2 for Wii U: August 28th
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This is a brand new trailer released by EA Sports focusing solely on how goalkeepers have been improved overall in FIFA 15. Goalkeepers now read and react to the game a lot better than in previous titles and are able to pull off astounding reflex saves. The computer AI has been improved and keepers will now decide whether to stick to their goal mouth or rush out and sweep the ball away.
Realism is what we want and that is exactly what EA Sports are trying to give us. There are new ways t...

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There is a game out out there for everyone and whilst this may not look like a title to add to your collection, it's quirkiness and creativity will no doubt be able to charm some gamers. Collect and breed new monsters to create the ultimate herd of singing beasts.



This is the new trailer from EA Sports revealing the Ultimate Team Legends collectible cards in the online Ultimate Team mode for FIFA 15. You'll be able to play as your favourite legends, from Sir Bobby Moore to Zinedine Zidane. Play as the hot head, Roy Keane or even go for the crazy head of Carlos Valderrama! There are tons of legends to collect to build your ultimate team.

Koei Tecmo throws the Xbox One some love in the latest video today for Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate by showcasing Duel Mode which is available for the first ime on the Playstation and Xbox platforms. Players are able to select warriors of their choice for 3v3 battles online or locally agaisnt friends or AI.

The news also includes talk about Gauntlet mode which allows players to load up 5 warrors and hit missions online or offline in an ever-evolving battlefield. With Gauntlet mode players ca...

Tony Polanco over at dualshockers.com found himself lucky enough to demo the Playstation Vita's upcoming Tales title, Tales of Hearts R. Polanco's initial worry was that a Tales game wouldn't feel the same on a handheld device, but was quickly relieved with its smooth battle system, quality graphics and dialogue. Polanco goes into depth about his gaming experience, but in retrospect enjoyed the experience thoroughly, wishing he had more time to play.


A boss battle in his demo play


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A brand new teaser trailer is out for the upcoming Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Not only do we get to see a little more of Batman, he's also joined by a few friends in this hilarious teaser.




At the end of the trailer the fashion critique is interrupted by a mysterious purple glow and someone cackling loudly. This is a glimpse at the new villain in this new Lego Batman title and the trailer finishes with Batman and Superman speeding off towards the purple glow.