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Mission Blog: Chapter 6 - Boldly Going

Chapter 6 - Boldly Going

The final frontier

The black hole was alarmingly close. It was an arresting if slightly terrifying sight, with an attractive blue aura surrounding a harshly defined circle of darkness. Though No Man's Sky's black holes offer some of the most striking (and perilously inviting) views in the game, my curiosity got the better of me just before I flew...

News: Shovel Knight Brings More Fanservice to PS4 Platformer Yooka-Laylee

Shovel Knight Brings More Fanservice to PS4 Platformer Yooka-Laylee

We're diggin' it

Yooka-Laylee exists to please old-school Nintendo gamers. Having gone hands-on with the PlayStation 4 platformer earlier this week, we can confirm that it's quite literally Banjo-Kazooie running on modern hardware – even the use of the Unity engine ensures an authentic N64-esque 20 frames-per-second throughout. But what about...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 136

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 136

Short and sweet

We're on location this week, so you're getting the shortest WAYP in the history of the feature. That's okay, though, because we're sure that you'll have ample insight to stack into the comments. You know the drill: let us know what you're playing down below. Jacob Hull, Reviewer: It's a Premier League weekend, so just you try and...

First Impressions: PS4 Pro Represents a Sizeable Step Forward

PS4 Pro Represents a Sizeable Step Forward

A new Horizon

Looking at Guerrilla's eye-wateringly pretty dinosaur destroying role-playing game Horizon: Zero Dawn on the PlayStation 4 Pro initially reveals the game that you have in your imagination; it's only when the upgraded version is observed back-to-back with its standard PS4 release that the stark contrast comes into alarming focus...

News: Ogle Rise of the Tomb Raider's Assets on PS4 Pro

Ogle Rise of the Tomb Raider's Assets on PS4 Pro

Careful now

What a difference a year makes. Just 12 months ago, Rise of the Tomb Raider was one of the tentpole titles in Microsoft's "greatest ever" Xbox lineup -- and now it's one of the posterchilds of the PlayStation 4 Pro. Maybe -- just maybe -- Square Enix played a blinder after all. Or, perhaps, this title's going to flop for the second or...

News: Tap Up 30 Minutes of Watch Dogs 2 Gameplay

Tap Up 30 Minutes of Watch Dogs 2 Gameplay

Hacked off

It's one of the biggest games of the year, but our looks at Watch Dogs 2 have been limited to say the least. Ubisoft, ever the experts at earning column inches for their wares, has hooked up the enthusiast press with tons of new gameplay footage -- and because our invite got lost in the post, we've reproduced Eurogamer.net's coverage...

Podcast: Episode 14 - The PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro

Episode 14 - The PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro

And is the Iron Price right?

A fictitious prize to whoever cites both references in that sub header! Anyway, we've got another bumper episode for you this week that comes to you with improved microphone quality on my end, for once. Huzzah! This episode, we catch up on all the latest new from the PlayStation Meeting and Tokyo Game Show. Plus, we...

Poll: What Do You Think of Destiny: Rise of Iron?

What Do You Think of Destiny: Rise of Iron?

Is it hot stuff?

Ah, trusty old Destiny - a game that's pretty much the perfect fodder for a Friday poll such as this. The shooter's latest expansion, Rise of Iron, launched earlier this week on PlayStation 4, and its brand new six-player Raid is releasing later today. Judging by the amount of buzz that the DLC has generated around the 'net, it's...

Talking Point: What October PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

What October PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

Free the freebies

The price has gone up in North America, but few could be disappointed with September 2016's selection of free PlayStation Plus games. Between the excellent Journey and the agreeable Lords of the Fallen, the PlayStation 4 alone played host to two really worthwhile downloads last time out. But now it's time to starting thinking...

News: Iceland Isn't in FIFA 17 Because EA Didn't Offer Enough Money For the Rights

Iceland Isn't in FIFA 17 Because EA Didn't Offer Enough Money For the Rights

Ice cold

If you kept up with this summer's Euro tournament, you'll know that Iceland did incredibly well for a team made up of relative nobodies from a very sparsely populated country. One of the lowest ranked sides in the tournament, Iceland made it all the way to the quarterfinals - and they even knocked out England to get there. Naturally, the...

News: Bungie Teases Destiny: Rise of Iron Raid with New Trailer

Bungie Teases Destiny: Rise of Iron Raid with New Trailer

Not long to go

We hope that you've spent the last two days grinding for better gear in Destiny: Rise of Iron, because you're going to need it soon enough. The expansion's incoming six-player Raid, named Wrath of the Machine, goes live at 10:00AM PT / 18:00PM BST on the 23rd September, and Bungie's released a slick teaser trailer to remind you of...

News: The Division Is Still the Best Selling Game of 2016, Ubisoft Reminds Us

The Division Is Still the Best Selling Game of 2016, Ubisoft Reminds Us

But is anyone still playing it?

We remember the lead up to The Division's launch like it was yesterday. The online shooter had a huge amount of hype behind it, with many claiming that it was fated to be the next big thing. It then released to solid reviews and plenty of sales. For a while, it's safe to say that The Division was a hit. However, it...

Hands On: Destiny: Rise of Iron Seems Like Another Solid Expansion

Destiny: Rise of Iron Seems Like Another Solid Expansion

Bringing the fire

We've sunk about 10 hours into Destiny: Rise of Iron, and in that time, we've completed the main set of story quests, tackled several side objectives, and jumped about ten light levels. We've perused some super cool looking armour, glanced at a few tempting exotics, killed more Splicers than we care to count, and spent minutes at...

Live: Feast Your Eyes on Some Tekken 7 PS4 at EGX 2016

Feast Your Eyes on Some Tekken 7 PS4 at EGX 2016

Return of the King

Up for some Iron Fist, are you? Well, you're in luck, because Twitch is at this year's EGX - along with our very own Sammy Barker - and it's taking a look at Bandai Namco's Tekken 7 booth. From what we understand, there are daily tournaments happening at the event, so we'll likely see some new gameplay and hear a bit more about...

News: Buckle Up with DriveClub VR on 13th October

Buckle Up with DriveClub VR on 13th October

How fast do you wanna go?

It's been described by some major publications as the best virtual reality racing game period, and now DriveClub VR has been confirmed for a 13th October launch. This means that you'll be playing the racer -- which includes new tracks, a brand new campaign, and fresh modes tailored for VR -- on PlayStation VR's launch...

Reminder: PlayStation Plus Prices Increase in North America Tomorrow

PlayStation Plus Prices Increase in North America Tomorrow

You've been warned

A friendly reminder for all of you with active PlayStation Plus subscriptions: the price of the service will increase in the United States and Canada starting tomorrow. You won't be charged any extra money until your membership lapses, but we figured that it was worth positing a subtle reminder should you be due to be charged...

Soapbox: Uncharted 4's Higher Difficulties Kill the Joy of Combat

Uncharted 4's Higher Difficulties Kill the Joy of Combat

Joey Thurmond's sick of sitting behind cover

I'm on chapter 20 of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, having just escaped explosive deathtraps with a good companion by my side. We're ready to take on the bad guys that have taken another friend hostage, and I happen to see him attempting to escape from my vantage point. I'm overlooking a vast cove run dry...

Video: Fly Away with Gravity Rush 2's Free PS4 Demo

Fly Away with Gravity Rush 2's Free PS4 Demo

Kat-ch it while you can

This is a most pleasant surprise: there's a free Gravity Rush 2 demo available on the Japanese PlayStation Store. One catch: you'll need a PlayStation Plus account to nab it. Thankfully, we're going to show you how you can claim a 24 hour trial on your Japanese account, meaning that you can download this and give it a spin...