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Reaction: Xbox One Delay Leaves the Door Ajar for PS4

Xbox One Delay Leaves the Door Ajar for PS4

Windows of opportunity

There will have been one of two reactions to Microsoft’s sizeable Xbox One delay within Sony’s colossal European headquarters today: cheers or mopped brows. At almost every turn, the North American company has been playing into the PlayStation maker’s hands, and this latest setback is just another example of that...

Feature: Eight PS4 Titles That Are Changing the Game

Eight PS4 Titles That Are Changing the Game

New grounds

Prior to the PlayStation 4’s announcement, many sceptics questioned what the system could possibly do better than existing machines. Titles such as The Last of Us already look absolutely incredible, so it’s a fair query – even if it has been answered emphatically by the likes of Killzone: Shadow Fall and inFAMOUS: Second Son...

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

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Eleven

Bigmouth strikes again

The weekend has crept up on us like Sam Fisher in Splinter Cell: Blacklist. We’re mere weeks away from the onset of the autumn onslaught, which means that this is your last opportunity to clear up your backlog in preparation for titles such as Rayman Legends, Killzone: Mercenary, and a certain next generation system. But...

Talking Point: Should the PS4 Feature an Avatar System?

Should the PS4 Feature an Avatar System?

Mii too

Rarely a week goes by where there isn’t a new LittleBigPlanet costume to buy. Whether it’s the re-release of seasonal outfits or some brand new threads to tie into a big movie or game launch, Sackboy’s the undisputed king when it comes to cosplay. But for as popular (and presumably profitable) as these downloadable garments are, you...

Talking Point: How Will the PS4 Controller's Touchpad Be Used?

How Will the PS4 Controller's Touchpad Be Used?

Rub-a-Dub

We’ve already established in previous articles that the PlayStation 4’s refreshed controller is a thing of beauty. The analogue sticks feel sturdier than a body builder’s biceps, the triggers melt under your fingertips like a Mini Milk in the microwave, and the light bar looks snazzier than Chewbacca donning Dolce Gabbana shades...

FAQ: What Are the Differences Between the PS4 and Xbox One?

What Are the Differences Between the PS4 and Xbox One?

For and against

Console clashes don’t get much more competitive than the upcoming conflict between the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Not since the days of derogatory SEGA commercials has a system showdown promised so much drama. But with two formats vying for your finances this fall, which device is the best choice for you? The following text...

First Impressions: An Audience with Puppeteer, the PS3 Panto Deserving of a Standing Ovation

An Audience with Puppeteer, the PS3 Panto Deserving of a Standing Ovation

Pure theatre

Games like Puppeteer don’t deserve to be sitting out in the wings. You’re more likely to find Japan Studio’s side-scroller nursing a cold cup of coffee and pushing about props than strutting its stuff on centre stage. In an industry increasingly obsessed with leading lights like Call of Duty and Battlefield, there’s becoming...

Talking Point: Should All PSN Games Include a Platinum Trophy?

Should All PSN Games Include a Platinum Trophy?

Bright pots

“Does it have a Platinum Trophy?” is probably the most asked question on the PlayStation Blog. Studios taking to the official publication to promote their wares are frequently forced to field the asinine query, which perhaps detracts from the content in question. We’re sure that developers would rather discuss the mechanics...

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

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Ten

Bring us back together

Our bi-weekly weekend gaming discussion may be hitting the airwaves a little later than expected, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t time for us to disclose all of our delicious gaming plans. As always, this isn’t a one-way affair – we want to know what you’re playing, too. Don’t forget to let us know what’s...

Interview: BreakQuest: Extra Evolution Developer on Braving the Free-to-Play Frontier

BreakQuest: Extra Evolution Developer on Braving the Free-to-Play Frontier

Breaking barriers

We loved BreakQuest: Extra Evolution in its initial guise. The colourful Arkanoid-esque excursion earned a respectable 9/10 in our PlayStation Minis review, and now it’s smashing back into the spotlight courtesy of a spangly new PlayStation Vita port. But rather than adopt the same model as its predecessor, Ukrainian developer...

First Impressions: Stepping into the Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

Stepping into the Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

Use your illusion

Disney has been investing a significant amount of effort in recent years to put the quality back into its video game franchises and reach out to more adult gamers. With the Epic Mickey series adopting a somewhat darker tone, and the forthcoming classic remake of DuckTales: Remastered, it’s obvious that the media giant has been...

Reaction: Microsoft's Stopped the Xbox One Rot, But PS4 Is a Step Ahead

Microsoft's Stopped the Xbox One Rot, But PS4 Is a Step Ahead

Manufacturer is still clutching at straws

Vision is a word that Microsoft likes to use a lot. "Our vision is that every person can be a creator," said corporate vice president Marc Whitten earlier today, following the platform holder’s second massive Xbox One-Eighty in as many months. After a unanimous panning from pretty much the entirety of...

First Impressions: Killzone: Mercenary Is the Vita Shooter That You've Been Waiting For

Killzone: Mercenary Is the Vita Shooter That You've Been Waiting For

Pride and Pyrrhus

Ever since we first nestled our thumbs on the PlayStation Vita’s petite but precise analogue sticks, we’ve been gunning for a good first-person shooter. Nihilistic Software did the best that it could with a bad hand, deploying Resistance: Burning Skies and Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified into a regrettable crossfire of...