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  • News Activision Boss to Leave Company After 8 Years in March

    He's had a good run

    Eric Hirshberg, Activision's talkative CEO, will be leaving the publisher this March following eight years of service. Hirshberg has been in charge of overseeing some of the company's biggest properties, including Call of Duty, Destiny, and Skylanders. Fair to say that he's been an important part of the business for a while...

    • Activision
    • Industry
  • News We Happy Few Delayed to Summer 2018 Following Story Rearrangement

    More time for polish

    We Happy Few had a very impressive debut upon its showing at one of Microsoft's E3 press conferences a couple of years back, but as players eventually discovered what the game really was through the Xbox's Game Preview program, general opinion has soured a little. To combat this, developer Compulsion Games has delayed the title...

    • Gearbox Publishing
    • PS4
    • We Happy Few
    • Delays
  • News New Flash Sale Appears on US PlayStation Store

    Something for the weekend

    Once again, Sony has sprung a flash sale on the US PlayStation Store. You'll be able to buy this bevvy of bargains up until 22nd January at 8am PT. Games included in the sale are going for under $5 and include a wide range of titles across Sony's range of consoles. Highlights include Mirror's Edge Catalyst and the complete...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • Vita
    • PlayStation Store
  • News EU PS Plus Subscribers Can Now Download Psycho-Pass PS4 Free

    Mandatory happiness

    Sony has added the PlayStation 4 version of visual novel Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness to January 2018’s lineup of free games in Europe, matching the North American storefront. While this title was billed as cross-buy across the pond, the platform holder appeared to disagree in the Old World, offering it for the PS Vita...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PlayStation Plus
    • Europe
  • Poll Has Arcade Edition Tempted You to Try Street Fighter V?

    Or is to too little, too late?

    Today marks the launch of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on PlayStation 4. Essentially the game's big season three update blown up to include a healthy injection of single player content, Arcade Edition makes the title finally feel like a properly fleshed out fighting game -- or at least, we like to think it does...

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Street Fighter
    • Polls
    • Features
  • News God of War, Detroit Feature in Early 2018 PS4 Musical Montage

    Swingin' Playin'

    Sony’s released another one of its amazing PlayStation 4 musical montages in Japan, and this may be the best one yet. The theme this time revolves around a series of records, each representing a different release. The trailer appears to focus on Early 2018 titles, but interestingly includes God of War and Detroit: Become Humant...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Japan
    • Trailers
  • Rumour Red Dead Redemption 2 Rides Onto PS4 in July

    Allegedly

    Amazon Mexico has added a release date to its product page for Rockstar's upcoming Old West adventure, Red Dead Redemption 2. The site claims the game will be released on 12th July 2018, which pushes it outside of its official launch window of "Spring 2018". Other Amazon sites don't feature this new date, so whether this is simply a shot...

    • Take-Two
    • PS4
    • Red Dead Redemption
    • Rumours
  • News SEGA Polling Fans About Port of New House of the Dead

    Suffer like G did

    There’s a new House of the Dead game being location tested in Japanese arcades, and SEGA is surveying fans about the possibility of a console port. Entitled Scarlet Dawn and set three years after House of the Dead 4, the title sees you wielding Uzis to off the undead, and appears to have the title’s trademark atrocious “voice...

    • SEGA
    • PS4
    • House of the Dead
  • News Oh FFS, Bungie's Screwed Up with Destiny 2 Yet Again

    It never ends

    And to think we actually really enjoyed Destiny 2 when it first launched. That seems like a lifetime ago now... Bungie's shooter is back in the news cycle thanks to the game's latest Faction Rally event, and no, it's not because it's been a huge success. The Faction Rally tasks players with pledging their allegiance to one of three...

    • Bungie
    • PS4
    • Destiny
  • News Sony's Third-Party Relations Chief Exits After a Year

    Revolving door

    The replacement for Adam Boyes in one of PlayStation’s most important positions has left the company after just a year, according to a Games Beat report. Ex-Harmonix chief Florian Hunziker was recruited in January 2017 as Head of Third-Party Developer Relations to fill the shoes of the aforementioned charismatic suit, but has...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Industry
    • Employment
  • News Japan is Getting a Limited Edition Valkyria Chronicles 4 PS4 Console

    Tanks a lot

    An update on the Japanese PlayStation Blog has revealed a limited edition PS4 console emblazoned with a unique Valkyria Chronicles 4 design. Only announced for Japan at this time, the standard PS4 console will come in 500GB and 1TB flavours, and will also come bundled with an exclusive theme depicting the game's characters. It will...

    • SEGA
    • PS4
    • Valkyria Chronicles
    • Hardware
  • News 'Games Under €20' Sale Begins on EU PlayStation Store

    Spend, spend, spend

    With the mammoth January sale finally over, Sony has seen fit to replace it with a new round of discounts, just in case you haven't bought enough games recently. There are, as usual, a huge number of titles on offer, all under €20 (or £16 for us Brits). Highlights include Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, The Last Guardian,...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • Vita
    • Europe
  • News December 2017 NPD: Call of Duty: WWII Conquers $3.29 Billion Month

    PS4 crowned best-selling console of 2017

    Those people who wrote articles about the death of the console industry prior to the release of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One should hang their heads in shame, as Call of Duty: WWII just dominated a $3.29 billion month for the United States games industry. That’s up 10 per cent over year-over-year,...

    • USA
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • PS4
    • PS3
  • News New Tomb Raider Movie Trailer Reveals a Child's Destiny

    Daddy issues

    That new Tomb Raider movie is very much still on track for a 16th March release, so here’s Alicia Vikander in a vest doing her best English accent. This latest trailer reveals a little more about the plot, which appears to be sticking quite closely to the 2013 reboot. In fact, a handful of the set-pieces teased in the two minute clip...

    • Square Enix
    • Movies
    • Tomb Raider
    • Trailers

YesterdayThu, 18th Jan 2018

  • Guide Monster Hunter: World - All 14 Weapons and How to Use Them

    Gear up

    Monster Hunter: World marks a return to PlayStation for Capcom's addictive franchise, after releasing almost exclusively on Nintendo platforms for a near decade. Boy, has it made its presence known. Not only does it use the full grunt of the PS4 (and Pro) to create the most visually impressive Monster Hunter to date, it also introduces an...

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Monster Hunter World
    • Weapons
    • Guides
  • News PS4 Firmware Update 5.05 Is Here to Improve System Performance

    Surprise

    The PlayStation 4 has just received firmware update 5.05 - and it's a simple system performance upgrade. Business as usual. The update appears to be mandatory, but at only a few hundred megabytes, it shouldn't take you long to download and install. This is not to be confused with the upcoming firmware update 5.50, which will be much more...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Firmware Updates
  • News Metal Gear Survive Beta is Available Now in Most Regions, Delayed in the Americas

    Update: Beta now live everywhere

    The open beta test for Konami's contentious Metal Gear Survive is available for download right now, but not in the Americas. For whatever reason, the beta is MIA in these regions for the time being. We will update you once this is resolved. For now, let's have a little look at what's included. The beta weighs in at...

    • Konami
    • PS4
    • Metal Gear
    • Betas
  • News Sounds Like Undersea Survival Game Subnautica Could be Coming to PS4

    Water world

    Someone behind the acclaimed PC survival title Subnautica has outed that the game could be making its way to PlayStation 4. During a Twitch stream, a developer under the moniker Flayra took to the comments and said, "We're hopefully coming to PS4 as well this year". This naturally made its way onto the game's Reddit page. For those...

    • Unknown Worlds Entertainment
    • PS4
    • Subnautica
  • Guide The Best PS4 Racing Games

    Which PS4 driving games are on the podium?

    It's no secret that the PlayStation 4 hasn't had the greatest selection of racing games over the years. Arcade racing games especially have mysteriously disappeared, leaving PS4 owners with little choice when they want to put the pedal to the metal. Having said that, we've still been able to rustle up a...

    • Best PS4 Racing Games
    • PS4
    • Racing
    • Racing Games
    • Features
  • News Red Faction: Guerrilla Is Looking to Level PS4

    Boom

    Red Faction: Guerrilla, the entertaining open world destruction simulation, appears to be heading to the PlayStation 4 – well, that’s if various GameStop listings are accurate. The title popped up on the websites of multiple European branches, with no release date attached. THQ Nordic has kept itself busy remastering various products in its...

    • THQ Nordic
    • PS4
    • Red Faction
    • Rumours
  • News Will Twisted Metal Ever Come to the PS4?

    Creator David Jaffe weighs in

    Twisted Metal maker David Jaffe has weighed in on the state of the franchise, releasing a video as response to the “numerous” daily tweets he receives from fans asking about the future of the car combat series. In the ten minute clip, he makes clear that he doesn’t own the brand and so any decisions about its...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Twisted Metal
    • David Jaffe
  • News A New Alien Shooter Is in Development for PS4

    Fox expanding gaming focus

    FoxNext Games is the gaming branch of 20th Century Fox, and it's expanding the scope of its game development. The company has acquired developer Cold Iron Studios, and will be putting it to work on an all-new shooter in the Alien universe. Details on the game itself are virtually non-existent, but it's certainly...

    • FoxNext Games
    • PS4
    • Alien
    • Industry
  • News American McGee Wants to Bring Back Alice

    Curiouser and curiouser

    American McGee’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s seminal novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has forever divided opinion, but its twisted take on an otherwise whimsical universe remains somewhat iconic – even though it’s been almost seven years since the second game, Alice: Madness Returns, released on the...

    • EA Games
    • PS4
    • American McGee's Alice
  • News Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Breaks Hearts at Retail in March

    Update: Bonus episode Farewell launches 6th March

    The tragic tale of Chloe and Rachel’s whirlwind romance will reach retail on 6th March, as Square Enix packages up its episodic prequel Life Is Strange: Before the Storm. There are a ridiculous three versions available, so stick with us or we’ll give you some classic Miss Price lip. First and...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Life Is Strange
  • News First Vampyr Dev Diary Talks About Morality and Player Choice

    Fangtastic

    The first episode of the Vampyr webseries has made its way to YouTube. Entitled 'Making Monsters', the video features several developers from DONTNOD discussing their take on vampires, and the decisions players will have to make throughout their adventure. As we know, you play as the doctor-turned-vampire Jonathan Reid, and part of the...

    • Focus Home Interactive
    • PS4
    • Vampyr
    • Trailers

Wednesday17th Jan 2018

  • News Monster Hunter: World's Final Beta Can Be Downloaded Now on PS4

    Last chance

    Monster Hunter: World is fast approaching, but if you're eager to give the game one try before its full launch, you may want to hop onto the PlayStation Store and get its final beta downloading. Starting today (the 17th January), the third beta is available for pre-load, meaning that you can get it downloaded before the testing period...

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Monster Hunter
    • Betas
  • News First Monster Hunter: World Review Is Near Perfect

    But...

    Ever since we first went hands on with Monster Hunter: World we’ve been waxing lyrical about the title, and our collective enthusiasm has only grown with subsequent betas. It’s no surprise, then, that the first review of the game is particularly high: 39/40 to be precise. But yes, there’s the caveat: this comes courtesy of Japa

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Monster Hunter
    • Famitsu
  • News God of War's Stone Mason Edition Appears on GameStop

    A godly amount of extras

    God of War is set to receive a special edition release, which should come as no surprise. Popping up recently on GameStop, the Stone Mason Edition comes with all the usual bits and pieces you'd expect, plus a few little oddities. Coming in at $149.99, the Stone Mason Edition contains a 9" statue of Kratos and Atreus fending...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • God of War
  • News Heavy Rain's Sales Reach a Ridiculous 5.3 Million Units

    When it rains it pours

    Back when it released in 2010, Heavy Rain was looked upon as one of the most experimental titles in Sony’s portfolio. While it built upon a lot of the groundwork laid in PlayStation 2 game Fahrenheit (or Indigo Prophecy, depending on where you’re from) its story-driven murder mystery was unlike anything available at the...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Heavy Rain
    • Sales
  • News Dragon Ball FighterZ Beta Returns This Week on PS4

    Round two

    Bandai Namco has announced when we can expect the Dragon Ball FighterZ beta to make a reappearance. After the first beta suffered from prolonged connectivity problems, you'll have another small window to play the game very soon. Let's hope it goes a little more smoothly. The new beta test is set to begin on Thursday 18th January at 9pm...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Dragon Ball
    • Betas
  • News God of War PS4's Combat System Promises to Be Brutal and Brilliant

    Axcellent

    Game Informer's God of War coverage continues with a look at the title's almost completely revamped combat system. In the video that we've embedded above, the publication talks to lead gameplay designer Jason McDonald, who explains how Kratos has ended up with a magical axe as his main means of cleaving monsters in half. It's interesting...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • God of War
    • Videos
  • News Fans Are Fighting to Bring Demon's Souls to PS4

    The Old One

    With a Dark Souls remaster due out later this year and Demon’s Souls’ servers about to be disabled, fans are getting together to demonstrate there’s demand for a remaster of the classic PlayStation 3 exclusive. We’ve seen similar campaigns for both

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Demon's Souls
    • Culture
  • News Sony's PhyreEngine Adds Support for Nintendo Switch

    Fanning the flames

    Sony’s game development toolset PhyreEngine appears to have added support for the Nintendo Switch, judging by documentation in the system’s recently released Dragon Quest Builders demo. It’s not a massive surprise, of course, as the software already supports the Xbox One, iOS, and Android – in addition to the family of...

    • Sony
    • Industry
    • PhyreEngine
  • News Insane Monster Hunter: World PS4 Ad Is Somehow Even Better than the Last One

    Monster mash

    PlayStation Japan knows how to make adverts. Whenever the company gets its hands on the advertising rights for a big release, it almost always finds a way to make us crack up -- and this new Monster Hunter: World ad is no different. In fact, it's probably one of the funniest we've seen. Once again, Japanese actor Takayuki Yamada is...

    • Sony
    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Monster Hunter
  • News Metal Gear Survive Will Feature Microtransactions, By the Way

    To the surprise of no one

    We already knew that Konami's upcoming and much maligned Metal Gear Survive will be an online only experience. We reported as much back in October, where our very own deputy editor Robert Ramsey joked, "Next they'll be telling us it has microtransactions and loot boxes." Well, we're certainly getting the former. Speaking...

    • Konami
    • PS4
    • Metal Gear
  • News Tennis World Tour Took Motion Capture to a Real Court

    New balls, please

    AO Tennis is out in Australia, meaning that the PlayStation 4 has finally served up some digital tennis. Early indications are that it isn’t great, however, which is perhaps evidenced by its limited release. The good news is that there’s still Tennis World Tour to look forward to, although that hasn’t exactly dazzled either...

    • Bigben Interactive
    • PS4
    • Tennis World Tour
  • Japanese Sales Charts Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Fights Its Way to Number 1 on PS4

    But can't beat its PSP brothers

    Dissidia Final Fantasy NT launched in Japan last week, and it shot straight to the top of the software charts. The fighter-role-playing game hybrid racked up around 106,000 sales on PlayStation 4. That doesn't seem too shabby given the current Japanese market, but it's worth pointing out that the two prior Dissidia...

    • Japan
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • PS4
    • PS3
  • News New Trailer for Yakuza 6 Highlights Typically Excellent Minigames

    That's rad

    There are many things that the Yakuza series brings to the table, but its penchant for fleshed out and eclectic minigames is always a joy to behold. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will be no different, it seems; this new trailer focuses on what kind of activities you'll be able to partake in during Kiryu's downtime. The minigames shown vary...

    • SEGA
    • PS4
    • Yakuza
    • Trailers
  • Poll Ultimate PlayStation Character Tournament: Round 1 - Matches 49-52

    Ready? Fight!

    This is the thirteenth week of our Ultimate PlayStation Character Tournament. 128 characters enter, but only one will be crowned champion -- and you decide who that champion will be. If you want to know more about the Ultimate PlayStation Character Tournament, be sure to click through here. Previous Results (Click the image...

    • Ultimate PlayStation Character Tournament
    • Polls
    • Features
  • News Jim Ryan Promoted to Deputy President of Sony Interactive Entertainment

    Congratulations

    Jim Ryan is one of a few Sony suits you'll recognise from previous press conferences. He's been with the company since 1994, and was made president of SIE Europe in 2011. He was also made head of global sales and marketing in 2016, and helped launch the PS4 Pro and PlayStation VR. His hard work seems to have paid off, as he's...

    • Sony
    • Jim Ryan
    • Industry

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