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Soapbox: Gaming's Greatest Fireworks Display Still Resides Inside the PS2

Gaming's Greatest Fireworks Display Still Resides Inside the PS2

Sky lights

It’s currently Bonfire Night here in the UK, a bizarre annual event in which wooden figures are burnt at the stake in order acknowledge the capture of Guy Fawkes, a British radical who plotted to dethrone King James I by destroying parliament with dozens of barrels of stashed gunpowder. His plan was eventually exposed after a tip-off...

Feature: Say Hello to Two of Sony's Aussie PS4 Indies

Say Hello to Two of Sony's Aussie PS4 Indies

They come from the land down under

Sony loves indies. It’s a slogan which, for better or worse, has come to shape the Japanese giant’s business strategy in recent months. These smaller experiences have been used to plug holes in the inevitable first year software drought, while also seeing a mini-renaissance on PlayStation Plus’ Instant Game...

Out This Week: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, and More

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, and More

War changes

After a short hiatus, Out This Week has returned to help you plan out your gaming time. This week is significant as it sees the arrival of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 – the latest instalment in Activision’s blockbuster first-person brand. We’re also due the pitter-patter of a fresh...

First Impressions: What Does Dying Light Do to Resurrect the Zombie Apocalypse on PS4?

What Does Dying Light Do to Resurrect the Zombie Apocalypse on PS4?

The freewheelin' mob killing

Dying Light finds itself in an odd position. With its last-gen version recently cancelled, and developer Techland touting a renewed focus on fluidity and polish, the parkour-‘em-up’s future feels slightly unclear. We recently went hands on with the title at PAX Australia, and – after being ushered

Round Up: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare PS4 Reviews Look to the Future

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare PS4 Reviews Look to the Future

Cloud Atlas

Compared to the months of pre-release hype that Destiny received, we can’t help but feel that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is somewhat sneaking onto store shelves. The biggest gaming brand on the planet has taken a slight stumble in recent years, with the disappointing Call of Duty: Ghosts compounding a decline in annual sales...

Feature: How Has the PS4 Fared in Its First Year?

How Has the PS4 Fared in Its First Year?

Report card

It’s been a funny first year for the PlayStation 4. Sony’s next-gen format has smashed sales records all over the globe, but the positivity that punctuated the platform’s launch has been replaced by an air of unrest over the past few weeks. The question is: has the system’s success paved the way for the fickle to pick fault, or...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 44

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 44

Day disbeliever

Surely, surely it’s not WAYP time already? The clock on this writer’s PC toolbar says that it’s Saturday, but these articles come around so quickly that we’re struggling to believe it. That said, there’s Premier League on the television and we did spot James Martin on BBC One this morning, so we’re pretty confident that...

Push Scare: Why You Should Brave Outlast on PS4 This Hallowe'en

Why You Should Brave Outlast on PS4 This Hallowe'en

Voyeur violence

Are you looking for a scary, thrilling, and extremely gory game to play this Hallowe’en? Do you want to scream, cry, and laugh in the face of fear? Outlast on the PlayStation 4 can offer you all of these things and more, all from the comfort of one very chilling, dark, and gloomy asylum. This game tosses you into a mental health...

Push Scare: Why Red Dead Redemption's Undead Nightmare DLC Is Perfect for Hallowe'en

Why Red Dead Redemption's Undead Nightmare DLC Is Perfect for Hallowe'en

Dead but not buried

It's no secret that I hate horror. I don't read horror, I don't watch horror, and I certainly don't play horror. I'm not entirely sure why, but I just don't see the appeal in scaring myself stupid. That said, Hallowe'en has always interested me – not because of its modern relation to ghosts and ghouls and gore, but because of...

Push Scare: Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Is an Underrated Survival Horror Smash

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Is an Underrated Survival Horror Smash

Will you be my Valentine?

It goes without saying that in lists of top titles from the survival horror genre, a Resident Evil release is bound to find its way into every one. Whether it’s the classic game’s memorable sequel Resident Evil 2 or the revolutionary, timeless Resident Evil 4, there are several worthy entries to choose from in the...

Round Up: Your Ultimate Guide to PS4 Firmware Update 2.00

Your Ultimate Guide to PS4 Firmware Update 2.00

Everything in one place

The release of PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.00 had a bit of everything: drama, excitement, and, of course, a spot of PlayStation Network downtime. Still, with the good ship Sony well and truly steadied, and all of our tutorials penned, we figured that we should milk this mahoosive operating system overhaul with one last...

Push Scare: Why the Abysmal Zombeer Has Changed My Outlook on Games

Why the Abysmal Zombeer Has Changed My Outlook on Games

Wasted

As I think about all of the horror games that I’ve played over the years, there’s one that keeps barging to the forefront of my mind. It’s a title that won’t be rubbing shoulders with shining examples of the genre – such as Silent Hill or Resident Evil – but still manages to represent one of the most chilling gaming experiences...

Push Scare: How Final Fantasy VII's Not-So-Scary Intro Made Me Shelve It for Two Years

How Final Fantasy VII's Not-So-Scary Intro Made Me Shelve It for Two Years

Silver lining

Final Fantasy VII isn’t your archetypal horror game – far from it – but it does include one of the darkest stories of any title belonging to the long-running series. There are a number of disturbing moments found throughout the game, but what follows are a particular few that deeply upset my younger self. Despite the game being...

Push Scare: The Resident Evil 4 Cabin Encounter That Totally Redefined Survival Horror

The Resident Evil 4 Cabin Encounter That Totally Redefined Survival Horror

Inkredible

My first taste of survival horror came courtesy of Trip Hawkins’ ill-fated 3DO. Our family gaming room was one of approximately six around the UK to play host to the Panasonic edition of the so-called Interactive Multiplayer, and we had a copy of the original Alone in the Dark lying around. I remember being fascinated by Edward...

Push Scare: Why the Petrifying P.T. Is the Perfect Multiplayer Experience on PS4

Why the Petrifying P.T. Is the Perfect Multiplayer Experience on PS4

Comfort in numbers

I absolutely adore horror movies. From the crackling campfires of the Friday the 13th franchise, to the lurid lunacy of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, there is something endlessly fascinating about the genre to me. But without a doubt, my favourite thing about a truly terrifying film is the power that it has to bring a...

Talking Point: How Does Sony Solve a Problem Like Xbox One Price Cuts?

How Does Sony Solve a Problem Like Xbox One Price Cuts?

Pricing predicament

Microsoft resembles a certain other green giant right now: you wouldn’t like it when it’s angry. While the Xbox One has been doing reasonably well over the past year, it’s been outpaced heavily by the PlayStation 4 around the globe – and that’s put the American company on the back foot. It’s not immensely surprising...

Push Rewind: PS4 Firmware Update Dates, Ratchet & Clank Remake, and Reviews

PS4 Firmware Update Dates, Ratchet & Clank Remake, and Reviews

Oh so quiet

We believe that this is what’s commonly referred to as the calm before the storm. Yes, it was still a relatively busy week in the PlayStation Nation – with PS4 firmware update v2.00 finally getting a date – but we’re days away from a software avalanche, so we've made the most of the break. Here’s everything that you need to...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 43

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 43

The fault in our stars

Regardless of whether you’ve had a good week or a bad week, it’s time to forget your worries, and get stuck in with some good old fashioned gaming. As has become more regular than a Mario Balotelli blunder, we’re back with another edition of What Are You Playing in order to kickstart your two days away from work. As...