The Average Gamer

Daily News – PlayStation Store, NGP, Duke Nukem, Konami, Portal 2 and Catwoman

TAG_DPadSmallWelcome to a round-up of the news stories that caught our eye today, and boy has it been a busy day. Just have a look at this little lot.

After a long break, the PlayStation Store is finally back. It doesn’t include the welcome back gifts yet. Games that should have been released over the past month will be now be available like Under Siege, which we previewed a while back.

Lots of details about Sony’s NGP console (successor to the PSP) have been finding their way onto the internet today. See what Dutch site had to say after getting hold of an actual NGP console. [Note: This article is in Dutch, so I’ve included a link via Google Translate so you can read it in English]

NeoGAF has tons of screenshots from many of the upcoming NGP games including Uncharted: Golden Abyss and WipEout 2048. Oh, yes, a new WipEout game is on the way. Yay.

Konami kicks off this year’s E3 with its pre-E3 show in a few hours. You can watch the whole event online on the special E3 section of Konami’s website from 1am BST (or 5pm PST) tonight.

Square Enix have released a barn-storming E3 trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club members get their mitts on the Duken Nukem Forever demo from tomorrow (3rd June 2011). It’s also been announced that they will also get the first multiplayer add-on pack for the game free of charge when it’s released. There’s also a stonking launch trailer to feast your eyes upon.

Amazon are selling the totally brilliant Portal 2 for £25 on consoles, with the PC/Mac version a measly £15.

Ubisoft is opening up a Child of Eden experience in London from the 4th – 17th June 2011 where you can try out the game and enjoy Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s very own artwork.

Sony is celebrating the first birthday of its PlayStation Plus service on the 29th June 2011 by dishing out lots of treats to its lovely customers. No details on what these treats might be but free games are always welcome.

To finish off today’s news we have the nimble little minx herself, namely Catwoman, from Rocksteady Studio’s Batman: Arkham City game. Interestingly, you will be able to take control of Catwoman and explore Arkham City. On this evidence she is going to kick some serious butt.


  1. Booga

    2nd Jun, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Cat woman looks cool, wonder if we will have to play through whole game as different character or swap between both during a play through ?

    • Nick "CaptSkyRocket" Silversides

      2nd Jun, 2011 at 7:11 pm

      Here’s what the press release about Catwoman had to say.

      Complete with her own storyline in the main game, Catwoman’s adventure complements Batman’s central role and is seamlessly interwoven with his main story arc. She will also be playable in the challenge maps with her own unique combat moves, gadgetry and signature ‘takedowns’.

  2. Booga

    2nd Jun, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    That sounds pretty good to me then, interwoven is the key there, I don’t like playing through same single player campaigns more than once unless I really have to, very interested in this game after finding how good arkham asylum was much later than everyone else.

    • Nick "CaptSkyRocket" Silversides

      2nd Jun, 2011 at 7:36 pm

      Me too. I didn’t review Batman Arkham Asylum until nearly a year after it was first released.
      Brilliant game.