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Review: The Fall (PS4)

The Fall (PS4)

iRobot

The Fall explores AI in an interesting and seldom seen way, and it's so superbly written and voiced that this tale can fully immerse you in its drama and peril. However, a stiff challenge with the combat and puzzles frequently threatens to put you off. You are an AI construct called ARID housed within a suit designed to aid an injured human...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 78

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 78

Bring on the Bratwurst

It's the calm before the storm otherwise known as Gamescom 2015, although Sony's press conference absence has left us pondering just how busy we're going to be over the coming days. With the likes of Mafia III and Horizon: Zero Dawn all lined up, though, we're sure that it's going to be a good one – even if it does feel like...

Soapbox: Why PS4's Indie Influx Isn't as Bad as You Think

Why PS4's Indie Influx Isn't as Bad as You Think

Sam Brooke reckons you should embrace this imaginitive space

The new Instant Game Collection for PlayStation Plus has been revealed, and once again it contains many indie games. But many people in the PlayStation Nation (are we still called that? I hope not) are a little miffed about the selection – after all, PlayStation 4 players have to pod...

News: Star Wars: Battlefront Prepping New Mode for Take Off

Star Wars: Battlefront Prepping New Mode for Take Off

High flyer

The last time that EA attempted to hype up a Star Wars: Battlefront announcement, it turned out to be Team Deathmatch, so we're not getting our hopes up for this new reveal just yet. However, an image on the franchise's official Facebook page showing an X-Wing does hold a little more promise we suppose. It's accompanied by the words:

News: Fallout 4 Will Take You Over 400 Hours to Fully Finish

Fallout 4 Will Take You Over 400 Hours to Fully Finish

Time's up

Fallout 4 looks set to drop a nuclear bomb on your social life, as Bethesda's lead producer Jeff Gardiner has hinted that the long awaited sequel will take you months to complete. Speaking with Official Xbox Magazine , the high-level employee stressed: "I've played the game for probably 400 hours, and I'm still finding stuff that I...

Rumour: Is Final Fantasy XII Coming to the PS4 Next?

Is Final Fantasy XII Coming to the PS4 Next?

Distant Worlds composer seems to think so

Social media erupted last night during a Distant Worlds concert featuring Final Fantasy XII composer Hitoshi Sakimoto. Speaking during the event introductions, conductor Arnie Roth said that a "remake" of the aforementioned PlayStation 2 favourite is on the way – although it's likely that he meant to say...

News: Gravity Rush Testers Requested on Reddit

Gravity Rush Testers Requested on Reddit

Kat's got the cream

Could there be Gravity Rush news around the corner? Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida hinted at E3 that he had played the latest entry in Keiichiro Toyama's topsy-turvy series, and now a mysterious Reddit post has appeared requesting beta testers in California. While the post seems suspect, a legit company named

News: Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Bouncing Back with New Stage and Character

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Bouncing Back with New Stage and Character

Bust up

Associate editor Robert Ramsey's favourite family (!!!) game Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will be expanding once again over the coming months, as Koei Tecmo continues to add additional content to the busty brawler. Starting from 11th August, a fresh patch will add a new stage named 'Fireworks' to the title, as well as some summer costumes...

News: Development on PS4 Teen Horror Until Dawn Is Done

Development on PS4 Teen Horror Until Dawn Is Done

Like, OMG

PlayStation 4 spook-'em-up Until Dawn is shadowing Tearaway Unfolded to a manufacturing facility, as developer Supermassive Games has confirmed that the teen horror has gone gold. The story-driven adventure – described by yours truly as PlayStation's next best worst game – sees you take control of a roster of randy teenagers, who are...

News: PS4 Exclusive DriveClub Passes Two Million Sales Milestone

PS4 Exclusive DriveClub Passes Two Million Sales Milestone

How fast do you wanna go?

A hearty congratulations to DriveClub, which has officially sold two million units to date. Despite being subject to some pretty dark times over the past couple of years, the PlayStation 4 exclusive racer has proven pretty darn successful, achieving the abovementioned milestone prior to the release of its long-awaited...

Weirdness: This Is the Jak & Daxter Sequel You'll Never Play

This Is the Jak & Daxter Sequel You'll Never Play

Jak the lad

It's no secret that Naughty Dog started work on a new Jak & Daxter game for the PlayStation 3. The developer has spoken openly about this over the years, explaining that it spent a lot of time prototyping new ideas, before eventually opting to create The Last of Us instead. "We were questioning ourselves: were we doing this for...

Rumour: Mighty No. 9 May Say Nein to 2015 Release

Mighty No. 9 May Say Nein to 2015 Release

Mighty blunder

Wow, it's all going on. According to Game Informer, there's a strong possibility that Mighty No. 9 will miss its 15th September release date. The publication, which is owned by US outlet GameStop, understands that publisher Deep Silver and developer Comcept have indicated to retail partners that the title will not deploy until 2016,...

News: You Won't Be Able to Pick Your PS4 PlayStation Plus Freebies Every Month

You Won't Be Able to Pick Your PS4 PlayStation Plus Freebies Every Month

Vote to Play will appear at regular intervals

Sony wasn't ready to announce Vote to Play, as today's rudimentary PlayStation Blog post on the addition displays. Still, it couldn't exactly shy away from the reveal after our report yesterday, so it's shed a little more light on how things will work. For those out of the loop, the forthcoming feature...

News: Pre-Order Fallout 4 from the PlayStation Store and Get an Exclusive PS4 Theme

Pre-Order Fallout 4 from the PlayStation Store and Get an Exclusive PS4 Theme

As if your PS4 wasn't dusty enough

Fallout 4's product page has gone live on the North American PlayStation Store, which means that Bethesda's latest is up for pre-order on PlayStation 4. As you'd expect, it's got a price tag of $59.99, and you also get a small bonus for going down the digital route. An exclusive PS4 theme is up for grabs for...

News: The Witcher 3's PS4 Patch 1.08 Fixes Potential Performance Issues

The Witcher 3's PS4 Patch 1.08 Fixes Potential Performance Issues

Geralt rides again

CD Projekt Red's only gone and dropped some details on The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt's upcoming patch 1.08, which is set to release in the near future. The update fixes a ton of stuff, but most notably, it supposedly helps with any performance loss that the last patch brought about. There's not much more to say this time around, so...

News: Digimon World: Next Order Looks Set to Be Another Good Digimon Game for PS Vita

Digimon World: Next Order Looks Set to Be Another Good Digimon Game for PS Vita

Digimon are the champions

Not to be confused with Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, which has been confirmed for a Western release on PlayStation 4 and Vita next year, Digimon World: Next Order takes cues from certain PSone title that some of you 90s kids may remember. Launching in Japan as a Vita exclusive at some point in 2016, we've got our first...

News: This Bloodborne Statue Is Devilishly Detailed

This Bloodborne Statue Is Devilishly Detailed

Bloody expensive, though

As the old saying goes, the devil is in the detail, and this is certainly true of Bloodborne's latest piece of merchandise. Two slightly different 32cm statues are available to pre-order in Japan from Gecco, but they each cost a whopping $300 or so. One model is tinted with a splash of blood, while the other appears to be a...