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Round Up: Borderlands: The Handsome Collection PS4 Reviews Look in the Mirror

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection PS4 Reviews Look in the Mirror

Jack's back

They should make a movie: Not Another PlayStation 4 Remaster. Seriously, though, while Borderlands: The Handsome Collection may not include the first game in the series, it's looking like a pretty comprehensive package. Including both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the real thing that should sell this set is the fact...

First Impressions: Final Fantasy XV Has Massive Potential

Final Fantasy XV Has Massive Potential

Don't screw this up

To be totally honest, we're still having trouble coming to terms with the fact that we've actually played something related to Final Fantasy XV. If you've been keeping up with the game's development, all the way back since it was announced almost ten years ago, then we imagine that you'll feel the same. Episode Duscae, the...

Push Rewind: Hideo Kojima Kerfuffle, God of War III Remastered, and Battlefield Hardline

Hideo Kojima Kerfuffle, God of War III Remastered, and Battlefield Hardline

Down like a domino

This week really sparked into life about midway through. Just as our servers went offline, rumours started to circulate that Hideo Kojima had been ousted out of Konami, and it's been non-stop since then. God of War III Remastered was announced on Friday, while we took our time on retail servers to review Battlefield Hardline...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 61

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 61

Don't want this Saturday to end

2PM getting outta my bed // Tryin' to get Friday outta my head // It's all so hazy, got a little bit crazy, y'know I'd do it all again // Call everyone you know (oh my god, come over) // Turn up the radio // 'Cos this is our song, we can do no wrong, are you ready are you ready to go? Sammy Barker, Editor: I'll be...

Soapbox: Has It Just Been a Bad Week for Games, Or Is This Simply a Sign of the Times?

Has It Just Been a Bad Week for Games, Or Is This Simply a Sign of the Times?

Sammy Barker reckons that the industry’s in one big scrap

You've got to take the rough with the smooth – but these past few days have been more rugged than Vin Diesel's right-angled jaw. It's not been a vintage week for the games industry, with Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima seemingly being pushed out of Konami, first-party developer...

Feature: The Seven Deadly Sins of Game Design

The Seven Deadly Sins of Game Design

You should know better

Frustration is an emotion that none of us want to feel, especially when we're playing video games. The problem is, of course, that frustration is always lurking just around the corner, unless you're like the gaming equivalent of the most meditative monk in the world – in which case, we salute your patience and...

DLC Review: Dragon Ball XenoVerse's GT Pack Has Us Beating Up Baby

Dragon Ball XenoVerse's GT Pack Has Us Beating Up Baby

Damn dirty ape

Dragon Ball XenoVerse's first DLC pack is out on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Europe today, and we've had a chance to kick around with its new playable characters, quests, skills, and equipment. Part of the title's season pass, the simply named GT Pack offers up more of the same for XenoVerse fans, but is that enough to...

First Impressions: Bringing the Beat Back with Amplitude on PS4

Bringing the Beat Back with Amplitude on PS4

Music to our ears

We'll forever remember the original Amplitude on the PlayStation 2 for one major reason: it forced us to listen to Slipknot, Papa Roach, and pseudo-religious group P.O.D. While they may not be the happiest memories, however, Harmonix's mix of WipEout and bad licensed music does still hold a special place in this author's heart,...

Round Up: Battlefield Hardline PS4 Reviews Play Cops and Robbers with Critics

Battlefield Hardline PS4 Reviews Play Cops and Robbers with Critics

Bailed out

Battlefield Hardline is undoubtedly the big new release of the week, but with reviews held back until launch day, are the press playing good cop or bad cop with this spin-off first-person shooter? Well, the game's certainly not getting panned – though some sites have intelligently held back their scores until they can test the title...

Feature: 'We Made a Vita Game 'Cos We Wanted More Awesome Things to Play'

'We Made a Vita Game 'Cos We Wanted More Awesome Things to Play'

There’s a whiff of Windjammers about XMPT Games’ Frisbee-based foray

Now into its third year, the PlayStation Vita finds itself in a bit of a strange spot. Sony's second handheld system certainly hasn't set cash registers alight, but it has garnered an extremely passionate fanbase – this very website is evidence of that. The problem is that...

Push Rewind: Uncharted 4 Delays, PS4 Firmware Updates, and Hotline Miami 2

Uncharted 4 Delays, PS4 Firmware Updates, and Hotline Miami 2

DelayStation

This author's spent a lot of this week on the periphery, as Robert Ramsey helmed HMS Push Square for the majority of the past seven days. However, your humble host has been keeping abreast of the headlines, which included an Uncharted 4 delay and official confirmation of a new PlayStation 4 firmware update. Our biggest story in terms...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 60

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 60

Fashionably late

WAYP waits for no man – well, apart from this author when he's running behind schedule. Yes, it's a Sunday, and yes, this article should have been up over 24 hours ago – but heck, at least its tardiness has given us something new to type in this introduction area. What are you playing this weekend? There's only a few hours left,...

Feature: What's New in PS4 Firmware Update 2.50?

What's New in PS4 Firmware Update 2.50?

Yukimura's looking yummy

There's one thing that you should know about running a PlayStation website: you never, ever get a rest. After a long, hard day at the office – moving into the 14th hour now – this author was looking forward to some sleep, but alas, the platform holder has confirmed firmware update v2.50. There's, er, no rest for the...

Feature: What Went Wrong with PlayStation Mobile?

What Went Wrong with PlayStation Mobile?

Totally immobile

Republished on Wednesday, 11th March 2015: Following the news that Sony's shutting down PlayStation Mobile fully, we've decided to bring this article back out of the archives. The original text follows. Originally published on Wednesday, 6th August 2014: Sony's smartphone strategy seemed so, well, smart a few years ago. While the...

Round Up: Hotline Miami 2 Reviews Dial the Right Number

Hotline Miami 2 Reviews Dial the Right Number

Number games

Dennaton Games' flashy Hotline Miami sequel may bear the subtitle Wrong Number, but there's clearly nothing wrong with the follow-up's review scores. Indeed, while March is packed to the brim with blockbusters, it's the indie titles that are taking all of the plaudits, as the murder-'em-up attracts a bevy of big scores. We've been put...

Video: Watch As We Recap February 2015's Best PS4, PS3, and Vita Games

Watch As We Recap February 2015's Best PS4, PS3, and Vita Games

Dark days

February 2015 may have been quite literally the worst month in PlayStation history, but that's not stopped us from pumping out another recap video. Watch on as we crown Dragon Ball XenoVerse, and also break a bit of bad news to Sir Galahad and crew. He didn't take it particularly well, we're afraid to say. Oh well, remember to push that...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 59

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 59

Sod's law

And we're back with another edition of WAYP. It's a short and sweet entry this time (it's been one helluva week), but sometimes the best things come in small packages – at least, that's what this author is always telling himself. With the weekend here, you may be pondering whether to go outside – shopping, travelling, hiking, etc...