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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...

Talking Point: Do You Ever Stump Up for Season Passes?

Do You Ever Stump Up for Season Passes?

Chump change

The so-called Season Pass has become the latest way for publishers to extract even more money from cash strapped gamers. What started life as L.A. Noire’s largely innocuous Rockstar Pass – a pre-purchase for several additional cases in the sandbox detective game – has, much like the Online Pass that preceded it, evolved into an...

Round Up: Shadow Warrior PS4 Reviews Go for the Throat

Shadow Warrior PS4 Reviews Go for the Throat

Blades of steel

Shadow Warrior started life as a 3D Realms developed first-person shooter, so we can understand why your scepticism is already at an all time high. This PlayStation 4 reimagining by Polish developer Flying Wild Hog, however, aims to drag the original into the next generation – without forgetting any of the late 90s tropes that...

Interview: Will Tom Clancy's The Division Deliver on the PS4?

Will Tom Clancy's The Division Deliver on the PS4?

Massive expectations

Ubisoft sure knows how to make a splash. Tom Clancy’s The Division, much like Watch Dogs before it, dropped jaws at E3 2013, when it was announced for the PlayStation 4. The game – an open world third-person shooter with strong role-playing influences – not only promised to drag the industry into the next generation with...

Push Rewind: PS4 Firmware Update 2.00, Grand Theft Auto V Bundles, NPD Sales

PS4 Firmware Update 2.00, Grand Theft Auto V Bundles, NPD Sales

The evil within

Push Rewind is back from the dead ready to haunt you ahead of Hallowe’en. Actually, this editor was simply too busy to put together this regular feature last week, so unfortunately it had to lay low for a few days. Thankfully, we’re back with a vengeance this time – and with more reviews and features than you can shake a...

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

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 43

Sweet talker

Like a particularly aggressive salesman, WAYP refuses to get out of your face. It only feels like a few days ago that this editor was compiling Issue 42, but already Issue 43 is here – we’ll be penning the Christmas special soon. Until then, it’s business as usual: we’ll tell you everything that we’re playing, and then open...

Feature: What's New in PS4 Firmware Update 2.00?

What's New in PS4 Firmware Update 2.00?

Share Play, music player, themes, and more

Well, that was a short evening. This editor was just about to put his feet up, but Sony has released details regarding the PlayStation 4’s hotly anticipated firmware update v2.00 – and let us tell you, this is a real humdinger. It may be months in the making, but the software refresh – which was...

Soapbox: Why Are We Arguing Over Holiday Exclusives When PS2's First Year Offering Will Forever Rule the Roost?

Why Are We Arguing Over Holiday Exclusives When PS2's First Year Offering Will Forever Rule the Roost?

Sammy Barker talks system sellers

Exclusives are the gamer’s equivalent of bullets. Venture into the dark recesses of any popular video game forum, and you’ll find format fighters striding into battle, armed with a list of titles that’s sure to ensure victory for their given side. It’s only natural, of course, that people should want to...

Out This Week: Borderlands, The Evil Within, Minecraft: PS Vita Edition, Peggle 2

Borderlands, The Evil Within, Minecraft: PS Vita Edition, Peggle 2

Oh my goodness

Holy schnitzel, if you thought that last week’s edition of Out This Week was stacked with an insurmountable number of new releases, then this instalment is in a whole different league. With the summer being comparatively barren for new PlayStation software, we’re not sure why developers big and small have decided to deploy their...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 42

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 42

Chirp, chirp

The songbirds will keep on singing, and we’ll keep on playing video games. With the thrust of the holiday season now in full swing, there’s no shortage of titles to choose from – as is evidenced by the variety outlined by our team of writers below. Of course, with reviews to write and news to report on, there’s no real time to...

Feature: Why Do Next-Gen Games Keep Disappointing?

Why Do Next-Gen Games Keep Disappointing?

PS poor

DriveClub, one of Sony’s big exclusive PlayStation 4 games, launched this week to a largely lukewarm reception. Evolution Studios’ hotly anticipated racing title had been paraded as one of the first must-have next-gen releases, only for a string of middling reviews to siphon any fuel out of its tank. The critical response, as a whole,...

First Impressions: Take a Minute to Learn About One of PS4's Hidden Gems

Take a Minute to Learn About One of PS4's Hidden Gems

60 second smash

Without meaning to sound like a jaded so-and-so, the one problem with reporting on video games is that they rarely have the ability to surprise. As an infant, this particular editor used to relish trips to underground game stores where shelves of import titles gazed gleefully back – every single one of them a mysterious entity...

Game of the Month: September 2014 - Destiny

September 2014 - Destiny

Destined for greatness

It comes as little surprise, but September was a great month for gaming. Signalling the beginning of the holiday rush, it was packed with enjoyable releases and subsequently high scores, which made our always intense staff vote all the more interesting. This isn't the first time that we've argued amongst ourselves regarding...