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Out This Week: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Diablo III, Tales of Xillia 2

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Diablo III, Tales of Xillia 2

Nothing weedy about this week

We may still be nursing our Gamescom 2014 hangover with a packet of paracetamol, but the release calendar is not going to give us time to dawdle on the job. This is a surprisingly stacked week for all three PlayStation platforms, with no less than 11 new titles due out on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita...

News: PS4 Live Streams Are About to Get a Lot More Interesting

PS4 Live Streams Are About to Get a Lot More Interesting

Potentially, anyway

It’s not always easy for a company to predict how consumers will decide to use a particular product, and The Playroom on the PlayStation 4 will definitely have raised a few eyebrows when it started to get used – and, in some instances, abused – by next-gen early adopters. However, recognising the swell of demand for live...

News: Xbox Chief's Uncharted Adoration Motivated Tomb Raider Deal

Xbox Chief's Uncharted Adoration Motivated Tomb Raider Deal

"We don't have an action adventure game of that quality"

Back when Microsoft ambiguously announced that it had secured Xbox exclusive rights to Rise of the Tomb Raider, we speculated that it may have been looking for a direct competitor to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. The specifics of the deal are still shaky almost seven days later, but it...

News: Is Horror Sequel Silent Hills a PS4 Exclusive?

Is Horror Sequel Silent Hills a PS4 Exclusive?

Scream in silence

The whole Rise of the Tomb Raider mess appears to have caused some confusion in the console exclusives space, so let us teach you a very valuable lesson: if Sony doesn’t scream ‘Only on PlayStation’ after revealing a project, then it’s going to end up elsewhere. Firms may use doublespeak to confuse their message – we...

News: UK Sales Charts: PS4 Exclusive The Last of Us Remastered Endures Another Week

UK Sales Charts: PS4 Exclusive The Last of Us Remastered Endures Another Week

"We are survivors, Tess"

There’s so little change in this week’s UK sales chart that we considered skipping it entirely and digging straight into the good stuff. That wouldn’t be especially professional, though, would it? As such, here’s your weekly British best sellers report: The Last of Us Remastered is still on top. The exclusive title...

Review: Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds (PlayStation Vita)

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds (PlayStation Vita)

Deal breaker

Originally released last year for the Xbox 360, Phantom Breaker was a fighting game that, while never seeing a Western release, generated a decent following in Japan. Having spawned an arcade and a PlayStation 3 port, it also served as the inspiration for a 2D brawler named Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds, which, after appearing on the...

Gamescom 2014: Bloober Team Reboots with Victorian Horror Scopophobia

Bloober Team Reboots with Victorian Horror Scopophobia

Look the other way

There’ll be no time to dry your tears this year, as Polish developer Bloober Team has announced another horror title, which is currently pegged for PC and next-gen systems – presumably including the PlayStation 4. Scopophobia – which is a real world fear pertaining to the idea of being looked at – is billed as an...

Gamescom 2014: Half of Tearaway Unfolded's Content Will Be Brand New on PS4

Half of Tearaway Unfolded's Content Will Be Brand New on PS4

Paper cut

Tearaway Unfolded is a bit of a strange, papery proposition. Presented during Sony’s big Gamescom 2014 press conference as a kind of adaptation for the PlayStation 4, it wasn’t entirely clear whether it will boast brand new content or the exact same puzzles and areas as its PlayStation Vita predecessor. Now, an IGN report straight...

Gamescom 2014: PS4's The Evil Within Will Chill Your Blood for Up to 20 Hours

PS4's The Evil Within Will Chill Your Blood for Up to 20 Hours

Shiver down the spine

It really is the generation of terror, with The Evil Within one of several scary titles set to deploy on the PlayStation 4 this year. Don’t think that you’re going to see this one through swiftly either, as the Shinji Mikami developed release will unsettle you for up to 20 hours according to Bethesda’s public relations...

Gamescom 2014: Cringe Through Over 20 Minutes of PS4 Exclusive Until Dawn

Cringe Through Over 20 Minutes of PS4 Exclusive Until Dawn

Avoid if you've got a heart condition

Heavy Rain was packed with some pretty cringe-inducing moments, but they weren’t exactly intentional. In the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Until Dawn, developer Supermassive Games has set out to create an experience inspired by dodgy slasher teen movies – and on the evidence of this 20 minute showing,...