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Feature: What Are August 2014's Free PlayStation Plus Games?

What Are August 2014's Free PlayStation Plus Games?

Instant additions to your backlog

Every month we get asked by slightly less informed gamers which free titles are coming to PlayStation Plus on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita, so we’ve decided to do something about it. From now on, you’ll find an editorial rundown of the latest Instant Game Collection giveaways posted in this...

Talking Point: Would You Pay for an EA Access Subscription on PS4?

Would You Pay for an EA Access Subscription on PS4?

In the game

Whether you like it or not, gaming is gradually becoming much more service driven. The wheels have been in motion for a while, with Season Passes and long-tail downloadable content business models designed to keep you spending more on a single game for longer. However, the announcement of EA Access overnight – a PlayStation...

Rumour: Will Watch Dogs' Newest DLC See You Hacking the Streets of New Jersey?

Will Watch Dogs' Newest DLC See You Hacking the Streets of New Jersey?

One to watch

If you feel like your square button hasn't been seeing enough love since you finished open world hack-'em-up Watch Dogs, never fear, as recent tweets from the title's official Twitter account suggest that it may be getting some new DLC. Intriguingly, the messages imply that the downloable extras may be set in an entirely separate city...

News: Will the PS4 Get a Price Cut Any Time Soon?

Will the PS4 Get a Price Cut Any Time Soon?

Probably not just yet

As we know, the PlayStation 4 is selling extraordinarily well – but things are even more positive for Sony behind closed doors. Last year, the platform holder noted that it had designed its next-gen device to be much more price competitive than the PlayStation 3, and it sounds like it’s feeling the fruits of that labour...

News: PlayStation Hardware Sales Leave Xbox in the Dust

PlayStation Hardware Sales Leave Xbox in the Dust

PS4 reverses firm's fortunes

It’s no real secret that the PlayStation 4 is a runaway success, and that’s been reflected by Sony’s latest hardware sales figures. In the platform holder’s most recent financial report, the company claims that its gaming business has seen a 95.7 per cent increase in revenue year-over-year, with the division...

Review: Magical Beat (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Magical Beat (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Rhythm stick

The goal of Magical Beat is simple to learn, but incredibly difficult to master. It’s a bit of a mix between Lumines and Tetris, where you have to drop blocks known as beatons to the beat of the music. There’s a Beat Sync Gauge which provides a metronome and information on the current tempo of the track, but it’s much easier to...

News: PS4's Homefront: The Revolution Development to Be Finished by Dambuster Studio

PS4's Homefront: The Revolution Development to Be Finished by Dambuster Studio

Deep Silver digs deep to acquire cursed brand

We’re not entirely sure why anyone would want to own the Homefront franchise at this point, as in addition to being a property with very little to differentiate itself from the wealth of other modern military brands on the market, it also appears to carry a curse. After killing off THQ a couple of...

Store Update: 30th July 2014 (Europe)

30th July 2014 (Europe)

Big break

Make no mistake: The Last of Us Remastered is the big new addition to the European PlayStation Store this week. Alas, we’re running out of Joel and Ellie flavoured thumbnail images at this point, so we figured that we better rack up a Pure Pool picture instead. Chalk it up to variety. Sorry. PlayStation 4: Pure Pool Price: £

News: PS4 Indie Road Not Taken Follows a Free Path in August PlayStation Plus Update

PS4 Indie Road Not Taken Follows a Free Path in August PlayStation Plus Update

Fez, Crysis 3, Metrico, and more

As promised, Sony has revealed the selection of free PlayStation Plus titles that will be gracing your PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita in August. The goodies – which will be available from next week – include Spry Fox’s procedurally generated puzzler Road Not Taken. Fun fact: that game shares a name...

News: More People Participated in the Destiny Beta Than You Can Possibly Imagine

More People Participated in the Destiny Beta Than You Can Possibly Imagine

Intergalactic anticipation

Bungie made it incredibly easy to participate in the Destiny beta, suggesting that it was perhaps as much a marketing tool as it was a server stress test. A single pre-order netted you three codes to share with friends, while the whole thing opened up to everybody towards the end. Still, if you’re asking people to...

News: EA Access Exclusive to Xbox One as It Doesn't Represent 'Good Value' for PS4 Owners

EA Access Exclusive to Xbox One as It Doesn't Represent 'Good Value' for PS4 Owners

Sony comes out swinging

We don’t think that Sony and EA Games are on the best of terms. After the latter promised an unprecedented partnership with Microsoft for the launch of the Xbox One, we’ve always got a sense that relations are a little, well, strained. And a statement from the platform holder regarding the mega publisher’s new Xbox...

News: Switched Systems? Transfer Your Diablo III Progress from 360 to PS4

Switched Systems? Transfer Your Diablo III Progress from 360 to PS4

Ultimate evil

There’s a bit of a ruthless streak about Sony at the minute. The manufacturer appears to realise that it’s converted ex-Xbox 360 owners to its next-gen machine, and so it’s offering a variety of sweeteners in order to aid that transition. The latest of these is the promise that you’ll be able to bring your progress from Diablo...

News: The Last of Us Originally Had an Epilogue That You'll Never Get to See

The Last of Us Originally Had an Epilogue That You'll Never Get to See

Parting number

The audience at the incredibly self-indulgent – but dare we say deserved – The Last of Us: One Night Live stage show were treated to an extra special scene last night that didn’t even make it into the online stream. The epilogue – which was written by creative director Neil Druckmann – ultimately got cut from the game, but...

Store Update: 29th July 2014 (North America)

29th July 2014 (North America)

After all we've been through

It perhaps won’t surprise you to learn that The Last of Us Remastered represents the biggest addition to the PlayStation Store this week. The title’s launching alongside a list of multiplayer add-ons longer than heroine Ellie’s entire body, so get ready to spend a little extra if you like cosmetic competitive...

News: LittleBigPlanet 3 Embellishes Your PS4 with Bumper Stickers from 18th November

LittleBigPlanet 3 Embellishes Your PS4 with Bumper Stickers from 18th November

More pre-order bonuses than you can imagine

LittleBigPlanet 3 was arguably the biggest shock of E3 2014, and now it has a release date. As previously alluded, the sequel will start sticking, er, stickers on your PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 from 18th November in North America. There’s no word on a European date at the time of typing, but expect...