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Review: Umbrella Corps (PS4)

Umbrella Corps (PS4)

Corps party

Being loyal to a franchise's roots and formula is a tricky thing to manage. Veer too close and people will cry out concerns of stagnation and lack of innovation. Stray too far and they'll say it isn't worthy of the series' name. Whether this involves direct sequels or spin-offs, the amorphous goal of striding between faithfulness and...

Review: Pac-Man 256 (PS4)

Pac-Man 256 (PS4)

Maze runner

No, this isn't the 256th instalment in Namco's venerable arcade classic - the number in the title refers to the infamous glitch from the original Pac-Man. Level 256 was impossible to beat due to a jumble of letters and numbers on the right-hand side of the screen, blocking half the maze. It's this glitch, in fact, that you'll be trying...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 123

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 123

Backlog busters

You can always tell it's summer, not because the sun is shining outside, but because WAYP is filled with people playing old games. That's certainly the case this time, as the people of Push Square Towers casually go about busting their backlogs. Alex Stinton, Reviewer: There's something to be said for returning to a game well after...

News: BioWare Explains Why it Went for a Female Main Character in Mass Effect: Andromeda's E3 Trailer

BioWare Explains Why it Went for a Female Main Character in Mass Effect: Andromeda's E3 Trailer

"We're embracing character creation"

You've seen the Mass Effect: Andromeda E3 2016 trailer by now, right? If so, then you may or may not know that around the 1:30 mark, we get our first real glimpse of the game's customisable main character, Ryder. Much like Commander Shepard, Ryder can be male or female depending on your preference, but unlike...

News: Tekken 7's Cinematic Fighting System Aims to Take Story Mode to the Next Level

Tekken 7's Cinematic Fighting System Aims to Take Story Mode to the Next Level

Combo breaker

Tekken 7 is changing things up with its cinematic approach to combat. We've known for ages now that the brawler will feature a slow motion mechanic that kicks in when players land a crushing blow or a finishing move, but the title's story mode aims to take this idea even further. As hinted in the game's E3 2016 trailer, Bandai Namco...

News: New Final Fantasy XV Screenshots Prove It's a Preposterously Pretty PS4 Game

New Final Fantasy XV Screenshots Prove It's a Preposterously Pretty PS4 Game

Perfect particles

While we may question how good Final Fantasy XV's gameplay looks, there's one thing that we simply can't deny: the game is very, very pretty - and we're not just talking about its stereotypical pretty boy cast. Square Enix has released a huge pile of fresh screenshots that showcase everything from environments to character and...

Review: N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure (PS4)

N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure (PS4)

Nothing ever remains enjoyable

N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure is another entry into the "walking simulator" genre. In this instance, however, developer Storm in a Teacup has tried to address the constant criticism that these style of games don't actually have any gameplay. N.E.R.O. is billed as an interactive visual novel and it definitely...

News: Sony Could End Up Paying Millions to Angry Linux Fans

Sony Could End Up Paying Millions to Angry Linux Fans

Nerds

Remember when you could install Linux on a PlayStation 3? If you answered "vaguely" to the previous question, then you may be eligible to compensation – well, $9 to be precise. For the past six years, Sony's been battling a class action lawsuit, which proposed that the platform holder wronged up to 10 million owners by removing the...