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Review: Destiny: Rise of Iron (PS4)

Destiny: Rise of Iron (PS4)

Can't teach a Young Wolf new tricks

Back near the end of last year, Destiny was in dire need of a revamp. The release had stagnated to a point where many players had simply stopped coming back to Bungie's sci-fi creation, with the game's first two expansions – The Dark Below and House of Wolves – doing little to reinvigorate the title or fix its...

News: That Scumbag Femto Stars in Latest Berserk PS4 Gameplay Trailer

That Scumbag Femto Stars in Latest Berserk PS4 Gameplay Trailer

Give him some space

Given that we've never really seen mega-demon Femto in action in the original work, we have to hand it to Berserk and the Band of the Hawk developer Omega Force for giving him what looks to be a very fitting fighting style. Taking control of space and gravity, Femto is able to toss entire groups of enemies around like they're...

News: Assassin's Creed May Stay Hidden in 2017, Too

Assassin's Creed May Stay Hidden in 2017, Too

Need for Creed

Ubisoft's in the process of rebooting the Assassin's Creed franchise, and while it's padding the time with a remastered version of Ezio's collection this year, there's no guarantee that it will drop a new entry in 2017. Speaking with IGN, Tommy François admitted that the series – along with Far Cry – may be taking a longer...

Hands On: Is Dragon Quest Builders Spades Better than Minecraft?

Is Dragon Quest Builders Spades Better than Minecraft?

Dig dug

Minecraft's an interesting phenomenon. Its wide-spread impact is not under question, but old-fogeys like this very author struggle to derive much entertainment from its free-form format. Dragon Quest Builders aims to bring the best of both worlds, then – it's got the creative opportunities of Mojang's masterpiece, but also the...

News: Sacked Man United Manager Louis van Gaal Wanted to Bring VR to Old Trafford

Sacked Man United Manager Louis van Gaal Wanted to Bring VR to Old Trafford

LV(R)G

As the launch of PlayStation VR lurches ever closer, it's interesting to think about where this technology is headed. And while many are focusing on the games for now, it's perhaps worth remembering that the tech has advantages in other sectors – like health and education, for example. Case in point: Louis van Gaal, the former manager of...

News: UK PS4 Prices Plunge Lower Than £150 with FIFA 17

UK PS4 Prices Plunge Lower Than £150 with FIFA 17

Insane savings as stores clear stock

With the PlayStation 4 Slim now on store shelves, there's a bit of a price war going on in the UK as retailers attempt to clear out stock of the old model. At the time of typing, ShopTo will sell you a 500GB CUH-1200 unit alongside FIFA 17 for… £139.85! Smyths Toys is doing a similar thing in-store from...

News: Horror Here They Lie Departs in Time for PlayStation VR Launch

Horror Here They Lie Departs in Time for PlayStation VR Launch

All aboard

Here's your spooky PlayStation VR horror title: Here They Lie has been confirmed for a 13th October release – and you may want to reinforce your underwear before strapping yourself into this madworld because it looks completely f**ked. The game – by the brilliantly named Tangentlemen – has been incubated by Sony Santa Monica, and...

News: Microsoft Didn't Expect Sony to Ditch 4K Blu-ray Either

Microsoft Didn't Expect Sony to Ditch 4K Blu-ray Either

What the 4K?

We probably all expected the PlayStation 4 Pro to have a 4K Blu-ray player – Sony's one of the founders of the physical media format, after all. But the supercharged system doesn't, with the Japanese giant favouring streaming ahead of the disc-based playback option. And it turns out even its main competitor Microsoft expected the...

News: PlayStation Plus October Includes Resident Evil and Transformers on PS4

PlayStation Plus October Includes Resident Evil and Transformers on PS4

That's more like it

October looks to be a really solid month for PlayStation Plus. Sony has revealed that subscribers will be getting Resident Evil and Transformers: Devastation on PlayStation 4 - that's two great games right off the bat for the current-gen console. Elsewhere, the Vita selection includes interesting indie Actual Sunlight and...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Tops Hardware as Lifetime Numbers Pass Wii U

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Tops Hardware as Lifetime Numbers Pass Wii U

Up and over

Following the PlayStation 4's emphatic return to the top of the charts thanks to the introduction of the new Slim model, Sony's current-gen console hit another milestone last week when it surpassed the Wii U's lifetime sales in Japan. To date, Nintendo's console has shifted 3,265,329 units, while the PS4 has now sold through 3,267,243...

News: No Man's Sky Being Investigated By Advertising Standards for Misrepresentation

No Man's Sky Being Investigated By Advertising Standards for Misrepresentation

The saga continues

It's been a while since we heard anything worthy of note regarding No Man's Sky, but unfortunately for developer Hello Games, the space-faring title is back in the spotlight following some potentially bad news. According to Eurogamer, the game is being investigated by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority on the basis that...

News: Former Sony Exec Jack Tretton Details What Went Wrong with the PS3's Launch

Former Sony Exec Jack Tretton Details What Went Wrong with the PS3's Launch

"The most difficult launch you could imagine"

Briefly thinking back to past Sony press conferences, it's hard not to miss Jack Tretton and his cheeky little smile. The former president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, Tretton left the company in 2014, but that hasn't stopped him from talking about the PlayStation 3 and its troubled...

News: Warhammer: The End Times - Vermintide Brings the Grime in PS4 Launch Trailer

Warhammer: The End Times - Vermintide Brings the Grime in PS4 Launch Trailer

Pest control

Supposedly a solid co-op horde-'em-up, Warhammer: The End Times - Vermintide releases on PlayStation 4 next week. With a focus on melee combat as players face off against a horrific army of ratmen, it's certainly an eye-catching title that offers something a little different, and the game's launch trailer gets its grimy atmosphere...

Rumour: Destiny 2 Shooting For a Fresh Audience, Will Be a Totally New Game

Destiny 2 Shooting For a Fresh Audience, Will Be a Totally New Game

Say goodbye to your exotics

Looking at Destiny from the perspective of a big publisher like Activision and an ambitious studio like Bungie, Destiny 2's inevitable fate is perhaps easy to determine. If the franchise is to expand and thrive, it can't just keep relying on yearly expansions and, if you'll pardon the pun, sticking to its guns. With...

Store Update: 27th September 2016 (North America)

27th September 2016 (North America)

Really Reus

There's no breakout of every version of FIFA 17 in this week's North American PlayStation Store update, so it looks positively teensy compared to its European counterpart. Darkest Dungeon and XCOM 2 are pretty big releases, though. Decent restock, we reckon. PS4 Games: ARCADE ARCHIVES CONTRA $7.99 DARKEST DUNGEON (CROSS-BUY) $24.99...

News: PlayStation Experience 2016 Heads to Anaheim in December

PlayStation Experience 2016 Heads to Anaheim in December

Is your body ready?

PlayStation Experience 2016 is happening after all. There had been some speculation that Sony may cancel its annual fan gathering, but an official website has been updated revealing that the show will be hosted at the Anaheim Convention Centre on 3rd and 4th December. This means there'll be one last press conference for you to...

Review: Dead Rising Triple Pack (PS4)

Dead Rising Triple Pack (PS4)

They live again

With Dead Rising 4 mere months away – though not for PlayStation gamers – the time is right for an opportunistic re-release of some of the earlier games. Acting as a prefect primer for the series, this re-release triple pack includes Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, and if you don't fancy shelling...

Review: NHL 17 (PS4)

NHL 17 (PS4)

Returning to the first line

With NHL 17 being the second version of EA's hockey sim to be released since the shameful PlayStation 4 debut that was NHL 15, fans of puck-based sports were rightfully expecting the good work done in last year's edition to carry on through and be improved upon even further to really bring the franchise into the current...