Scott Pilgrim vs. The World


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Aliens: Colonial Marines and AvP (2010) have vanished from Steam

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World also removed from digital distribution.

It's a new year which brings about all sorts of self-help resolutions, new beginnings and a healthy dose of optimism. It also brings about expired video game licenses resulting in a slew of titles being removed from digital distributors.

It was rather peculiar when it was revealed that 2010's retro brawler Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was going to have DLC two years after its initial release. It was even stranger when that never happened. After a five month radio silence, signs of the long delayed, practically mythical DLC finally materialised as its achievements were leaked a couple of weeks ago. Just last week a new release date of 6th February was spotted on Major Nelson's Blog and even Scott Pilgrim creator Brian Lee O'Malley blogged about the release date (in a post since removed). So is it coming out tomorrow?

Scott Pilgrim online multiplayer DLC delayed until autumn

You've waited two years; what's another few months?

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World's upcoming DLC that allows for online multiplayer and a playable version of Scott's roommate Wallace Wells has been pushed back to autumn, despite the parent game coming out over two years ago.

EU PlayStation Store update 13th April

EU PlayStation Store update 13th April

An eggsellent Easter sale.

There's a massive Easter/spring sale on the European PlayStation Store today.

Borderlands is down to 16, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX to 4, Noby Noby Boy to 2, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light to 5.10, God of War HD Collection to 15, God of War: Chains of Olympus to 8 and God of War: Ghost of Sparta to 12. There are loads more discounts besides.

New PS3 games are headlined by Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes HD, which can be trialled before the 12 price paid. It's a strategical RPG with puzzle elements, and it's a well handled conversion of a brilliant DS game (8/10 - Eurogamer).

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Edgar Wright "too scared" to own console

Scott Pilgrim maker on PSX obsession.

His movie revels in videogames culture, but Scott Pilgrim vs. The World director Edgar Wright has told Eurogamer TV he became "too scared to have a console in the house for 10 years," after becoming hooked on PlayStation games.

Study: PSN enjoys bumper sales month

Study: PSN enjoys bumper sales month

But it's a long way behind XBLA.

PlayStation Network revenues were up an impressive 20 per cent for the month of August, according to a recent study.

VG247 report that figures compiled by Forecasting & Analyzing Digital Entertainment (FADE) indicate the service netted $5.7 million in August.

Scott Pilgrim vs The World led the way with 117,000 downloads, followed by Castle Crashers with 27,000 and Shank with 23,000. ZEN Pinball and Joe Danger completed the top five.

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Scott Pilgrim heads PS Store update

Scott Pilgrim heads PS Store update

Mafia II demo now available to all.

Sony's revealed all the new gubbins released on the EU PlayStation Store this week.

Side-scrolling beat-em-up Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is your headline game. Eurogamer awarded it a thoroughly enjoyable 7/10.

The Read Dead Redemption Legends and Killers add on went live yesterday, which we've already told you about. It'll set you back 7.99.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Scott Pilgrim is one of us. While Hollywood's zeitgeist-chasing writers and directors clutch at game references in an effort to appeal to those born into videogames, Scott Pilgrim out-nerds even the medium's firstborn by knowing the bass line to Final Fantasy II off by heart. Aged 16, he joined a three-piece indie band called Sonic and Knuckles in an effort to transcend his non-jock plebeian school status. He owns a Mithril Skateboard (+4 to Speed, +3 to Kick, +1 to Will), plays Tony Hawk to train, Bomberman to relax and saves tiny worlds on a daily basis.

His worldview is filtered through a Nintendo lens: health measured in Zelda sprite hearts, cans of soda replenishing HP in quarter increments. Girls are won by defeating boss-fight personifications of their issues. When Scott does battle, his puny, cathode-tan arms are transformed into Street Fighter weapons, his body all suspension-wire fly-kick shapes, silhouetted against a scrolling parallax sunset.

Scott Pilgrim daydreams in videogame verbs. He is one of us.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Precious, little.

There seem to be two schools of thought regarding Scott Pilgrim vs. the World following its E3 showing this year: the game is either a charming pixel-art confection, or a simplistic Double Dragon clone.

Scott Pilgrim is timed PSN exclusive

Ubisoft's upcoming videogame adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World will be a timed exclusive on PlayStation Network.

That's according to a preview in Game Informer, which said the PS3 version would be out in August and an Xbox Live Arcade version would follow later. How much later we don't know.

The game itself is described as a four-player brawler featuring Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Kim Pine and Stephen Stills.

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Ubisoft doing Scott Pilgrim game

Ace comic becomes retro brawler.

Ubisoft Montreal is to produce a videogame based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim comic books. The game will coincide with the release of a Scott Pilgrim film next year.