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First Impressions: Switching Genres on the Fly in Velocity 2X on Vita and PS4

Switching Genres on the Fly in Velocity 2X on Vita and PS4

Oh Kai

During its short spell at the forefront of PlayStation production, FuturLab has profited from its ability to surprise. Straightforward concepts are at the core of the company’s ethos, but the award-winning developer always manages to marry them with clever twists. That commitment to reinvention resulted in the firm refreshing the entire...

Reaction: Watch Dogs' Delay Is a Shame, but PS4 Won't Lose Connection with Consumers

Watch Dogs' Delay Is a Shame, but PS4 Won't Lose Connection with Consumers

Off the hook

Ubisoft called in some unexpected news earlier today when it delayed Watch Dogs into the vague window of spring 2014. The Chicago-based sandbox excursion had been set to tap into systems next month, but now it will be locked down until next year. The shock decision will have a negative impact on each of the major home consoles’...

First Impressions: Unmasking Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate on PlayStation Vita

Unmasking Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate on PlayStation Vita

Holy handheld, Batman

There’s some serious pedigree behind Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate. The portable spin-off is being assembled by Armature, the Texas-based game production workshop founded by a trio of ex-Retro Studios employees, and is attempting to piggy-back off the success of Rocksteady’s wildly popular Arkham escapades, only on a...

Feature: Five PS3 Exclusives Likely to be Ported to PS4

Five PS3 Exclusives Likely to be Ported to PS4

Generation game

There's no doubt that the PlayStation 3 is enjoying the greatest year of its life. Sony’s ageing black behemoth may be about to be replaced by a leaner and meaner model, but the current generation console’s going out with a bang. Indeed, while other platform holder’s have arguably stood still, the

Talking Point: How Much Game Does a Video Game Need?

How Much Game Does a Video Game Need?

Push square to win

There was a time when video games were easy to define. You’d pop a quarter into a lively looking cabinet, shoot some aliens, and try to set a high score. The rules established by the early generation of arcade hits throughout the 1970s have long since dictated what we’ve come to expect from interactive entertainment, but as...

First Impressions: Hitching a Ride in the Stalling Grand Theft Auto Online

Hitching a Ride in the Stalling Grand Theft Auto Online

Grand Theft Manual

Unless you've been hiding away from the federal government for the past week, you'll have no doubt heard about Grand Theft Auto Online's rough start. Connection problems plagued the highly anticipated multiplayer addition to Rockstar's opus, as the title's servers crumbled within minutes of it going live. Even if you were lucky...

Feature: Our Five Most Wanted PS4, PS3, and Vita Titles from Eurogamer Expo 2013

Our Five Most Wanted PS4, PS3, and Vita Titles from Eurogamer Expo 2013

Future stars

We rarely agree on anything. Spend an afternoon in our office, and you’re much more likely to find us arguing over the last custard cream than working in composed quiet. As a consequence, we were dreading holding an internal poll for our five most anticipated PlayStation tiles from the Eurogamer Expo last week, but the ensuing...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 15

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 15

Let the cops chase us around

Time flies when you’re having fun. It doesn’t feel like a day since we started our ‘What Are You Playing This Weekend’ series, but it’s been almost eight months. While the past few editions have been a teensy bit slow due to the sunny summer weeks, though, we suspect that proceedings are about to get a smidgen...

First Impressions: Testing Our Reactions in Resogun, the Prettiest Game on PS4

Testing Our Reactions in Resogun, the Prettiest Game on PS4

Machine of sparkle

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to reside within the general vicinity of this particular author over the past month or so, you’ll have been forced to suffer through an excited recount regarding Resogun. The spiritual successor to Super Stardust HD has been lighting chemical fireworks in our subconscious for several weeks...

Video: Reporting for Duty in DICE's Battlefield 4 Beta on PS3

Reporting for Duty in DICE's Battlefield 4 Beta on PS3

Stand to attention

War never changes – it just gets refined. Never ones to shy away when the world’s plunged into military madness, we’ve been testing our Rambo-esque resolve in Battlefield 4’s beta over the past couple of days. But does the game feel like a true step forward for the franchise, or is it merely more of the same? Check out our...

First Impressions: Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Covers Us in Zombie Blood

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Covers Us in Zombie Blood

No braaains

The weird Ninja Gaiden spin-off that is Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z surprised us during a recent hands-on. For a series that's always been known for its gory disposition, it feels like proceedings may have gone a little bit overboard, with so much blood and mutilation that we found it difficult to discern what was even happening on screen...

Hands On: PS4 Launch Title Knack Is Gradually Gathering Steam

PS4 Launch Title Knack Is Gradually Gathering Steam

Bigger and better

We’ve had a more turbulent relationship with Knack than the scorned lovers from Wuthering Heights. The throwback platformer in production at Sony’s recently rejuvenated Japan Studio disappointed us earlier in the year, prompting us to ponder the platform holder’s decision to put it at the forefront of the PlayStation 4’s...

Opinion: Isn't It Time That We Put a Stop to Grand Theft Auto Online-Esque Debacles?

Isn't It Time That We Put a Stop to Grand Theft Auto Online-Esque Debacles?

Teething troubles

Grand Theft Auto Online is broken. It’s hardly the most startling revelation of the year, as anyone with a lick of common sense predicted that Rockstar’s servers would crash faster than a towed penthouse the moment that the hotly anticipated multiplayer component launched. But with this kind of issue becoming more and more...

First Impressions: Sailing Around Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's Open Waters on PS4

Sailing Around Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's Open Waters on PS4

We can almost smell that salty sea air

Only a short time away from launch, Ubisoft has been bombarding the web with countless promotional trailers, developer commentaries, and swag-heavy competitions for months now – but not even this avalanche of content could prepare us for the sense of freedom that we experienced during a recent Assassin's...

Hands On: Fighting for Fun in Killzone: Shadow Fall's Next Generation Multiplayer Mode

Fighting for Fun in Killzone: Shadow Fall's Next Generation Multiplayer Mode

Guerrilla Games reloads with Warzones

It may be one of the PlayStation 4’s first big exclusives, but Killzone: Shadow Fall finds itself surrounded by heavy firepower. With both Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4 set to accompany the release onto store shelves later this year, Guerrilla Games’ next generation excursion to the Alpha Centauri...

First Impressions: Sliding and Slicing in Warframe on PS4

Sliding and Slicing in Warframe on PS4

Named and framed

Occupying just three PlayStation 4s at Sony's Eurogamer Expo booth, Digital Extreme's free-to-play co-op sci-fi romp shared the same floor as juggernauts like Killzone: Shadow Fall and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Warframe's presence brought a homey feel to the otherwise bustling show, as members of the development team talked...

Feature: Celebrating the 18th Anniversary of the PSone

Celebrating the 18th Anniversary of the PSone

Happy Birthday, PAL

Hip-hip-hooray, because today is the 18th anniversary of the original PlayStation console, as it was released on the 29th September 1995 in Europe, just twenty days after it was made available in North America. Therefore in the UK, at the age of eighteen, the PAL PSone can legally participate in a champagne tipple, so we raise...

Preview: Pointing a Long Lens at Watch Dogs on PS4

Pointing a Long Lens at Watch Dogs on PS4

Hack attack

Watch Dogs is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated releases in the PlayStation 4’s line-up, so we were eager to point our viewfinder at a behind closed doors demo of the sandbox release earlier in the week. The title, being played on Sony’s next generation super machine, demonstrated several mechanics from the upcoming hack...

Interview: Beatshapers and Housemarque Field Our Questions on Furmins

Beatshapers and Housemarque Field Our Questions on Furmins

Feeling fuzzy about Vita's cutest puzzler yet

Finnish developer Housemarque’s smartphone favourite Furmins is set to cuddle up to the PlayStation Vita next month. The adorable iOS outing originally released on fruity formats last year, where its whimsical take on old-school puzzlers such as Lemmings and The Incredible Machine proved an instant...

Talking Point: When Will Be the Right Time to Reintroduce The Last Guardian?

When Will Be the Right Time to Reintroduce The Last Guardian?

Birds of delay

Four years. It’s been four years since The Last Guardian was officially announced for the PlayStation 3. A leaked video had revealed the project a few weeks earlier, but it wasn’t acknowledged by Sony until the platform holder’s press conference at E3 2009. That early glimpse – a four-and-a-half minute trailer – remains...