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Feature: 15 Fresh PS4, PS3, and Vita Titles That Should Be on Your Wishlist

15 Fresh PS4, PS3, and Vita Titles That Should Be on Your Wishlist

Open the floodgates

Sony dropped an atomic bomb of indie announcements at GamesCom this week. The sheer number of titles confirmed for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita has been unprecedented over the past few days, as evidenced by the empty coffee jars and film of human filth that’s infected our office. The company backed small studios...

Interview: Chatting Pool Nation FX on PS4 with the Potty Cherry Pop Games

Chatting Pool Nation FX on PS4 with the Potty Cherry Pop Games

Balls to the wall

Communicating with developers in a professional capacity can occassionally be a buttoned up affair, but Manchester-based indie outfit Cherry Pop Games prefers to forget the formalities. Following the successful launch of Pool Nation on the PlayStation 3, the company is currently polishing up an enhanced PlayStation 4 port dubbed...

Reaction: Sony Refreshes PS4 with Indie Vision, Keeps Ammunition Stashed Away

Sony Refreshes PS4 with Indie Vision, Keeps Ammunition Stashed Away

Shots not fired

Covering a press conference really changes your perspective of the content revealed within it. It can be all too easy to gloss over reveals when you’re sitting slumped in front of a laptop computer, but when you have to contend with a barrage of press releases in the early hours of the morning, it tweaks your outlook a little...

Feature: PS4, PS3, and Vita Announcements You Should Expect at GamesCom 2013

PS4, PS3, and Vita Announcements You Should Expect at GamesCom 2013

Reading the tea leaves

GamesCom has always been good to PlayStation. While the likes of Microsoft and Nintendo tend to show up when they feel like it, Sony has always enjoyed an extremely strong presence at the German convention, dating all the way back to the PlayStation 3’s all-important hardware revision reveal way back in 2009. Erase that...

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...