‘Drinkbox Vita Collection’ brings three of the system’s best games together at last

The PlayStation Vita might seem like a relic of the past after only four years on the market, but it has still seen quite a few exceptional titles over that time. Drinkbox Studios can be thanked for several of them, and if you haven’t checked out the developer’s work, now is a very good time: the Drinkbox Vita Collection brings three of the studio’s best games together, and it’s arriving sooner than you’d expect.

“We’re proud to announce that an idea that was in the works for a very long time is finally happening — our very own bundle for PS Vita!” says DrinkBox Studios’ Chris McQuinn.

The bundle, launching on July 13, includes Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack, which was a launch title for the system, as well as Guacamelee! and Severed. Guacamelee! launched back in 2013 to a very positive response from critics, who lauded the game’s bright colors, deep, satisfying combat system, and Metroid-inspired exploration. It was made available in its “Super Turbo Championship Edition” form for PlayStation Plus last year, and has also been available for free on Xbox One.

Severed, which is also set to launch on Wii U and 3DS later this year as a cross-buy title, features similarly colorful visuals but with an increased emphasis on touchscreen interaction. Players swipe the screen almost in the manner of a more sophisticated Fruit Ninja, damaging and switching between enemies at a breakneck pace.

The Vita is certainly an underutilized and underappreciated machine, but if you look closely, you’ll see that there are still great games releasing for the system. Just last month, Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir launched on the Vita in addition to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. The less capable hardware didn’t slow it down in the slightest, with a perfect frame rate and crisp visuals perfectly replicating what you’d get from a full console experience.

Gaming

Collected ’em all? Here are 10 collection-based RPGs Pokémon fans should try

The Pokémon games offer more than 700 monsters to catch and train, sure, but what do you do once you've caught 'em all? These 10 Pokémon-style games will help you find your next fix when need a new set of critters to catch and train.
Gaming

You can now stream PS4 games on your PC using Remote Play (and here’s how)

Remote Play is one of the PlaySation 4's most intriguing features. This guide will show you how to properly set up Remote Play, so you can start streaming your PS4 games on your PlayStation Vita, PC, Mac, or Xperia device.
Gaming

A beginner’s guide to flawless victory in Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 is a complex fighting game with several systems to learn, but with our beginner's guide and a bit of practice, you can be finishing enemies off with a Fatality in no time.
Gaming

25 awesome indie games you should definitely be playing right now

These days, some of the best video games are made by independent studios. Here are 25 of the best indie games, whether you prefer grueling dungeon crawlers or otherworldly, meditative adventures.
Gaming

15 Nintendo Switch games you should play in handheld mode

The Nintendo Switch's handheld mode is more than a convenient way to play games -- it's also the preferable way for some titles. Here are 15 Nintendo Switch games you should play in handheld mode.
Gaming

These are all the games we want to see from Square Enix at E3 2019

Square Enix will once again hold its own press conference for E3 2019. These are the games we want the company to show during the event, including the long-awaited Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Product Review

Something's rotten in Days Gone, and it's not the zombies

Days Gone’s predictable story is littered with repetitive missions, shoddy stealth and gunplay, and needless survival mechanics. It’s riddled with performance issues, like janky animations and consistent framerate drops.
Gaming

Days Gone will receive free post-launch DLC starting in June

Days Gone launches this week and the developers are already setting the stage for post-launch content. Starting in June with the Survivor mode, Bend Studio will begin releasing weekly free updates that include various challenges.
Computing

These gaming monitors will transport you to another dimension

What are the best gaming monitors you can buy right now? We select five that are all priced under $900 packing premium technologies like G-SYNC and FreeSync, high resolutions, and fast refresh rates.
Gaming

Jump on your hog and use our guide to fast traveling in Days Gone

Days Gone has a large open world set in the Pacific Northwest, with the main means of travel being Deacon's motorcycle. Fast travel exists, but it's not as simple as it is in some other open world games. Here's what you need to know.
Gaming

Tips and tricks for beginners entering the postapocalypse in Days Gone

Days Gone has finally arrived on PS4 after multiple days. After more than 35 hours spent in the post-apocalyptic vision of the Pacific Northwest, we've learned a lot. Here are ten tips and tricks to help you get started.
Gaming

How to raise your trust and earn a good reputation with camps in Days Gone

Days Gone stars a drifter named Deacon St. John in the post-apocalypse. Since he's somewhat of a lone wolf, the people he comes across are leery of him. That's where the Trust system comes into play. Here's what you need to know about it.
Computing

Corsair’s Ironclaw, Glaive gaming mice are tuned for performance and comfort

Corsair is adding wireless capabilities to its Ironclaw gaming mouse this year, while the Glaive RGB Pro has been updated for maximum comfort with thoughtful ergonomics. Both mice feature accurate tracking and durable buttons.
Gaming

These awesome free-to-play games might be even better than the ones you paid for

Believe it or not, free-to-play games have evolved into engaging, enjoyable experiences. Here are a few of our favorites that you can play right now, including Warframe and the perennially popular League of Legends.