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Feature: Five Dormant Franchises That Deserve a Comeback on PS4

Five Dormant Franchises That Deserve a Comeback on PS4

Daydream believer

The industry may be fixated on reboots at the moment, but not every dormant series demands a full stylistic overhaul. Indeed, there are plenty of brands that have been sitting quietly on the sidelines for several years, waiting patiently in the wings to prove their worth once again. With the impending PlayStation 4 currently...

Game of the Month: March 2013 - BioShock Infinite

March 2013 - BioShock Infinite

Sky high

March was awash with high-profile releases, but few managed to delight us to quite the same degree as Irrational Games’ stunning BioShock Infinite. Ken Levine’s creative opus captivated us from start to finish, hooking us with an Elizabeth-shaped bait, and refusing to relinquish our attention until we’d explored every last tear. God...

Interview: Sharing Horror Stories with Zombie Tycoon 2's Frima Studio

Sharing Horror Stories with Zombie Tycoon 2's Frima Studio

Dead walking

There’s a little less than a month to wait until Professor Brainhov and his protégé Orville Tycoon do battle on PlayStation 3 and Vita. Canadian outfit Frima Studio – who you may remember from popular PlayStation Minis such as Widgets Odyssey and A Space Shooter for Two Bucks – is carefully applying the finishing touches to...

Feature: Twelve of the Best PlayStation Easter Eggs

Twelve of the Best PlayStation Easter Eggs

Hidden treats cracked open

Video game Easter Eggs may not be made of chocolate like their real world counterparts, but there are still plenty of tasty treats concealed within the world of PlayStation. In order to celebrate the impending spring weather (oh, please let it arrive), we’ve hopped through our archives like a new born bunny to bring...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Easter Edition

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Easter Edition

Eggstremely eggciting

With another two weeks lost to the ever moving hands of time, we’ve grudgingly put our chocolate eggs to the side in order to bring you a sneak peak at our gaming itinerary for the extended Easter weekend. But, as you should already be aware, this isn’t all about us – we want to know what will be drawing your attention...

Reaction: PlayStation 4 Catches Second Wind at GDC

PlayStation 4 Catches Second Wind at GDC

Next generation platform pushed back into the spotlight

Sony’s decision to announce the PlayStation 4 early is looking smarter all of the time. While its competitors prompt ire from parts of the media and the development community for locking their next generation endeavours behind closed doors, the PlayStation manufacturer is currently...

Talking Point: Is Time Gaming's Greatest Handicap?

Is Time Gaming's Greatest Handicap?

Tick tock

Look at your game collection, and then back at this article. Hidden in that bad Old Spice parody is an opportunity for you to make an observation – how many titles do you have sealed, wrapped, or placed in a separate pile tagged with the imaginary label ‘backlog’? If you’re anything like us, you’d probably struggle to count the...

Guide: How to Beat Royal Jelly, Porco Grosso, and Cerboreas in Ni No Kuni

How to Beat Royal Jelly, Porco Grosso, and Cerboreas in Ni No Kuni

On with it Ollie-boy

Welcome back to our guide to defeating those pesky baddies in Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. This guide will take us from that "rotter of a squid" Royal Jelly right through to the vilest of all anatomical parts, Vileheart. The majority of these boss battles can be challenged consecutively without the need for a great...

Talking Point: Will PlayStation Home Survive the Transition to PS4?

Will PlayStation Home Survive the Transition to PS4?

Dancing into the next generation

The word ‘social’ cropped up a lot during Sony’s big PlayStation 4 coming out party late last month, but we’re still yet to learn how PlayStation Home will be integrated into the next generation platform – if, indeed, it will be incorporated at all. The virtual world was Sony’s big bet on casual gaming...

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

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Two

Saturday (and Sunday) night

Has it been two weeks already? It certainly doesn’t feel like it, but the calendar never lies. As promised earlier in the month, we’re back to recap all of the games that are vying for our attention this weekend. But this isn’t all about us – we want to know what’s going to be flirting with your console’s disc...

Talking Point: Are 'Game Over' Screens a Relic Best Left in the Past?

Are 'Game Over' Screens a Relic Best Left in the Past?

Try again

The threat of failure in games is a foundation that’s existed as long as the industry itself. Ever since the days of Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and more, the idea that you can ‘lose’ at a title is something that we’ve come to expect. But while this mechanic was originally conceived as a means to conclude sessions and ultimately...

Feature: How inFAMOUS: Second Son's Smoke Powers Will Make You a Smouldering Superhero

How inFAMOUS: Second Son's Smoke Powers Will Make You a Smouldering Superhero

Coughing up theories on Sucker Punch’s upcoming PlayStation 4 sequel

Smoke doesn’t necessarily sound like the most effective superpower. Poor old Delsin Rowe – the protagonist of upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son – was probably the last conduit in line when elemental abilities were being dished out. But while his smoggy...

Reaction: Urban Trial Freestyle's Success Shows the Demand for Trials Evolution on PS3 and Vita

Urban Trial Freestyle's Success Shows the Demand for Trials Evolution on PS3 and Vita

Down the dirt track

You’ve got to give Polish developer Tate Interactive credit. The studio’s recently released Urban Trial Freestyle may not boast the polished chassis of its physics-focused motorcycle compatriot Trials Evolution, but it’s parked itself slap-bang in the centre of a commercial black hole that’s been growing in significance...