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  • News Monkey King: Hero Is Back Will Launch Exclusively on PS4 in the West

    Monkey business

    Monkey King: Hero Is Back – the curious collaboration between Sony, Hexa Drive, and October Media – will launch as a PlayStation 4 exclusive in the West as well as Asia, distributor Oasis Games has announced. Billed as the first Chinese AAA title, the release was revealed during the platform holder’s ChinaJoy 2017 press...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Monkey King

YesterdayFri, 18th Aug 2017

  • News Life Is Strange: Before The Storm's Platinum Trophy Requires the Deluxe Edition (Updated)

    Square Enix responds

    Life Is Strange: Before The Storm's Trophies just went live over on PSN Profiles, and we've noticed something that could be deemed a little unfair. The final Trophy on the list is a Gold one that is achieved by completing the episode called Farewell. This bonus episode is exclusive to the Deluxe Edition of the game, and...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Life Is Strange
    • Trophies
  • News Jak & Daxter's PS4 Trophies Go Live Ahead of Launch

    Free with Uncharted: The Lost Legacy pre-orders

    Jak & Daxter’s coming to the PlayStation 4 next week as a PS2 Classic, and its Trophies have hit Sony’s servers in preparation for the platformer’s release. This is the same list as on the PlayStation 3, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble gobbling up that Platinum in a single...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PS2
    • Jak & Daxter
    • Trophies
  • Poll Is Persona 5 the Best Persona Game?

    Now it's personal

    Now that Persona 5 has been out for a good few months, we thought it was about time to ask the ultimate question: is it the best Persona game? Atlus' latest entry in the role-playing series was met with universal critical acclaim and it's safe to say that gamers went absolutely nuts for it. It quickly became the best selling title...

    • Atlus
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • PS2
    • PSone
  • News July 2017 NPD: Nintendo Switch Stops PS4 Party

    But systems were apparently neck and neck

    Nintendo managed to put enough Switch stock on American shelves to halt the PlayStation 4’s mini-winning streak, but both systems did well by all accounts. Leaked numbers put the platforms neck and neck, and Sony’s console is actually up year-over-year, which is a surprise. Considering that the device is...

    • USA
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • PS4
    • PS3
  • Guide Everything You Need to Know About Gamescom 2017

    Press conference times and what to expect

    German convention Gamescom used to be a big deal for PlayStation, and it still is if you’re planning on attending the convention in Cologne – but for everything outside of the show floor, it’s been a quiet week for Sony over the past few years. It’s looking like that’s going to remain true in 2017,...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • PS4
    • Press Conference
    • Guides
    • Features
  • News There's a Planet of the Apes Game Coming to PS4 This Year

    It was Earth all along

    Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier was apparently announced at the New York Comic-Con last year, but we suspect this is the first you’ll be hearing of the PlayStation 4 title, which is set between the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes movies. In production at Andy Serkis’ motion capture...

    • Imaginati Studios
    • PS4
    • Planet of the Apes
    • Announcements
  • News Yakuza 6 Grabs a Confirmed North America and Europe Release Date

    Awaken the dragon

    SEGA's slapped a date on Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and thrown out a cool new gameplay trailer that you can watch above. We've known for a while that the PlayStation 4 exclusive will launch in 2018, but now, just a couple of weeks before Yakuza: Kiwami hits the market, we have a confirmed date to look forward to. The final...

    • SEGA
    • PS4
    • Yakuza
    • Release Dates
    • Collector's Editions
  • News That Mysterious Bandai Namco Teaser was For Yet Another Sword Art Online Game

    Fatal bullet

    Earlier in the week, Bandai Namco teased a new project headed by Japanese developer Dimps. The teaser trailer showed a dusty, almost post-apocalyptic world. Turns out that it was actually for the next Sword Art Online game, which, to be totally honest, isn't exactly the most exciting outcome. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Sword Art Online
  • Soapbox Pixel Art Is Prolific, and That's Pretty Great

    Stephen loves modern gaming's diverse art styles

    Video games have been around for a while now. We’ve now reached a position where children who played, and were inspired by, games such as Pac-Man, DOOM, or Super Mario Bros are now making games of their own. Chris Davis, creator of The Escapists, puts it like this: “I also happen to be a big...

    • Industry
    • PS4
    • Soapbox
    • Features
  • Gamescom 2017 Ni no Kuni II Gets a Fantastical New Trailer

    A new world

    Who's ready for our first trailer of Gamescom 2017, then? Bandai Namco's released a new video for Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, which is due out early next year on PlayStation 4. It's not the longest or the most detailed clip, but it still makes for an intriguing watch. Are you excited to get your hands on Ni no Kuni II? Journey to a...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Ni no Kuni
    • Trailers
  • News Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Launch Trailer Should Push You Over the Edge

    Day one

    It wouldn’t be a new Uncharted launch without an awesome hype trailer to push you ever closer to that all-important pre-order button. Sony’s dropped a brand new video for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy which lays out the story for Chloe and Nadine’s adventure – and teases some of the set-pieces you’ll find in the final release...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Uncharted
    • Trailers
  • News As You'd Expect, Sony's Bringing a Bunch of Games to PAX West 2017

    Get in line

    Wherever there’s a gaming convention, you can usually rely on PlayStation having a presence. PAX West 2017 will be taking over Seattle from 1st September, and Sony will be there with over 20 titles for you to get your greasy hands on – and, in the case of PlayStation VR, your eyeballs, too. Headliners on the PlayStation 4 include...

    • PAX West 2017
    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
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    Review Minecraft: Story Mode Season Two - Episode 2: Giant Consequences

    Lacking in consequence

    So far Minecraft: Story Mode Season Two hasn’t had the best of starts with Episode 1: Hero in Residencestruggling to remedy the issues experienced in the first season with a slow paced story and clunky gameplay mechanics being the most prominent problems. Unfortunately Episode 2: Giant Consequences, although...

    • Reviews
    • Telltale Games
    • PS4
    • Minecraft: Story Mode
  • News Monster Hunter: World Shows off Amazing Beasts in Great New Gameplay Trailer

    Call of the wild

    Capcom has released a brand new Monster Hunter: World gameplay trailer, and it's a good one. The clip introduces a desert area called the Wildspire Wastes, and gives us a look at a load of brilliant beasties. The developer really seems to be going all-out with this latest entry now that the series is back on home consoles, which is...

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Monster Hunter
    • Trailers
  • News Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Carves Up a Release Date

    In North America, anyway

    Dissida Final Fantasy NT has been issued a couple of release dates; one for Japan, and one for North America, although we imagine that a European date can't be far behind. The role-playing-brawler hybrid will launch on the 11th January 2018 in Japan, and on the 30th January 2018 in North America. Yeah,...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Final Fantasy
    • Release Dates
    • Collector's Editions
  • News Angling Sim Fishing Planet Bites PS4 on 29th August

    And its trailer is amazing

    Fishing Planet will plop a sinker on the PlayStation 4 from 29th August, and its debut trailer is a sight to behold. The video is a masterclass of editing, opening with Inception horns and accelerating into a tense face-off between a bass (?) and a bunch of bait. Seriously, even if you don’t like fishing games, this is...

    • Fishing Planet LLC
    • PS4
    • Fishing Planet
    • Announcement
    • Trailers
  • Gamescom 2017 Ni no Kuni II Is Looking Like a Grand Adventure in Gorgeous New Screenshots

    Fantastic fantasy

    Together with the game's new trailer that we reported on earlier today, Bandai Namco has released a handful of fresh Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom screenshots. Most spotlight an attractive looking neon-lit city of some sort, while a couple of others show us a dusty desert area. Unsurprisingly, we still think the game's...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Ni no Kuni
    • Screenshots

Thursday17th Aug 2017

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 5.00 Full List of Features Revealed

    Beta goes live today with some surprises

    Sony’s outlined the full list of features that you can expect to find in PlayStation 4 firmware update v5.00, and it’s much the same as what leaked recently. To recap, the platform holder’s redesigning sub-accounts on the PlayStation Network to make it easier for adults to control what their children...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Firmware Updates
  • Hands On Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Proves You Don't Need Nate to Have a Good Time

    House of Frazer

    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is like a mega mix of iconic Uncharted moments. We’re roughly halfway through the standalone side-story – it’s meatier than you may imagine – but an early embargo means that we can share our impressions so far. And it’s good – like, really good. Make no mistake, the mechanics (aside from a new...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Uncharted
    • Hands On
    • Features
  • News Strategy RPG Shadows: Awakening Announced for PS4

    Nice name

    Mindbogglingly generic name aside, Shadows: Awakening (really? It's really called that? Jeez), looks like it could be a good slice of strategy role-playing, and it's coming to PlayStation 4 in 2018. Publisher Kalypso Media teased the title earlier in the month. The game's press release reads: "In this dark fantasy adventure, players...

    • Kalypso Media
    • PS4
    • Shadows: Awakening
  • News Could Kingdom Come: Deliverance Be the Next Smash Hit Western RPG?

    New story trailer released

    Kingdom Come: Deliverance has been hanging around for a while now. The ambitious role-playing game opts for reality rather than fantasy, and it's due out next year on PlayStation 4. But the question that we keep finding ourselves asking is: could this end up being the next big western RPG release? Every now and then,...

    • Warhorse Studios
    • PS4
    • Kingdom Come
    • Trailers
  • News Sony's Really Ratcheting Up the Gran Turismo Sport Marketing

    Join the human race

    Gran Turismo is still technically Sony’s biggest franchise – even though we’d argue Uncharted gives it a run for its money these days. Nevertheless, you’d expect the platform holder to promote the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport pretty heavily ahead of its October release, and it’s just starting to put its foot on the gas...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Gran Turismo
    • Trailers
  • News Dragon Ball FighterZ Has a Fully Animated Story Mode, Plus Other Details

    Phwoar

    New Dragon Ball FighterZ details have emerged from the latest issue of Japanese magazine Weekly Jump, confirming that the upcoming brawler will have a story mode. That news comes as no huge surprise, but we have to say that it sounds promising. The publication describes said story mode as "a new story for Goku and friends depicted in...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Dragon Ball
  • News Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Fixes Chun-Li's Face

    Derp

    Chun-Li’s cruddy face has been fixed in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. The fighter’s latest trailer specifically focuses on the blue-dressed brawler’s visage in order to reveal that she no longer looks like a squashed potato. The facelift comes alongside news of the title’s full 30 character strong roster, which we’ve included below:...

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Marvel vs Capcom
    • Trailers
  • News Assassin's Creed Origins' Completely New Combat System Explained

    Deeper than ever before

    In case you didn't already know, combat is completely different in Assassin's Creed Origins compared to previous games in the series. No longer are you able to pull off kill-chains with the tap of a button, or watch as your hero glides into position and delivers killing blow after killing blow. Indeed, the whole thing's gone...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • Assassin's Creed
    • Videos
  • News Unsurprisingly, Sonic Mania Is the Highest Rated New Sonic Game of the Last 15 Years

    Shocking, we know

    "Sonic Mania is the highest-rated new Sonic game in 15 years. Thank you all so much for being part of this journey with us," reads a rather proud-sounding post penned by the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account. The recently released retro-styled platformer currently sits at a metascore of 86 over on Metacritic, but does all...

    • SEGA
    • PS4
    • Sonic
  • News This Is How Multiplayer Works in Free Roaming PS4 Fighter Absolver

    Friend or foe

    Absolver smacks PlayStation 4 square in the chops at the end of the month, so it's about time that we got a full breakdown of the game's multiplayer system. As you journey through the game's world, you'll stumble across other players. It's basically up to you whether you fight or work together. It's an interesting basis for what is...

    • Devolver Digital
    • PS4
    • Absolver
    • Trailers
  • News PlayStation Experience 2017 Tickets Can Be Purchased Now

    Sony teases "special event" before the show

    Sony’s annual PlayStation Experience bonanza will return to the Anaheim Convention Center on 9th and 10th December – and you’re all invited. Well, if you buy tickets, of course. Sony’s flogging Early Bird passes online right now, and they include access to a “special event” the evening before...

    • PSX 2017
    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Tickets
  • News Shenmue III Lands New Character Art, Global Publishing Partner

    Silver lining

    We were promised new Shenmue III information at Gamescom 2017 next week, and developer Ys Net has prefaced that with fresh artwork and news of a publishing partnership. Deep Silver – who seems to enjoy working with Kickstarter successes – has announced that it will publish the long-awaited sequel on the PlayStation 4 (and PC,...

    • Deep Silver
    • PS4
    • Shenmue
  • News Get Your Groove on with First Persona 3 Dancing and Persona 5 Dancing PS4 Screenshots

    Sweet beats

    Hey, these new Persona dancing games are looking good, aren't they? Both Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night are coming to PlayStation 4 as well as Vita, so it's nice to see that the visuals really seem to pop. Atlus has released a bunch of screenshots showing off the playable characters of the two titles. On...

    • Atlus
    • PS4
    • Vita
    • Persona
    • Screenshots
  • News City Shrouded in Shadow's Commercial Is 15 Seconds of Crazy

    Shadow of war

    Bandai Namco’s barmy survival game City Shrouded in Shadow has received a 15 second commercial ahead of its Japanese release on 19th October, and it’s got absolutely everything you want in it – namely, crazy giant monsters wreaking havoc on a city. There’s still no word on a Western release but… C’mon! It has to happen,...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • City Shrouded in Shadow
  • News Surprise! Monster Hunter World Will Be Playable at TGS 2017

    Start queuing now

    In news that’s sure to rock the gaming industry to its core, Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter: World will be playable at the Tokyo Game Show 2017. This is no surprise, of course: the game is likely to be one of the largest attractions at the convention, which is scheduled to run 21st September to 24th September...

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Monster Hunter
    • TGS 2017

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