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Store Update: 28th January 2015 (Europe)

28th January 2015 (Europe)

The strange life

There's plenty to look forward to on the European PlayStation Store this week, with rotting flesh and troubled teenagers the headline arrivals. That's right, both Dying Light and Life Is Strange will be available to download this week, with Grim Fandango Remastered, Baboon, and

News: The Witcher 3 Sounds Like It's Going to Have a Lot of Sex

The Witcher 3 Sounds Like It's Going to Have a Lot of Sex

All night long

Romance is always a tricky subject when it comes to games. Not often do titles get the mood right, and more times than not, any sort of sex scene ends up seeming cripplingly awkward. The Witcher series has arguably approached it better than others, though. In particular, the second game in the franchise certainly didn't shy away from...

News: You'll Be Able to Pay to Reanimate Yourself in Resident Evil: Revelations 2

You'll Be Able to Pay to Reanimate Yourself in Resident Evil: Revelations 2

Dead rising

Who doesn't love a good microtransaction? Capcom caused the web to pull out their pitchforks this week by announcing that Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will feature premium Life Crystals, which you'll be able to use to reanimate yourself should you die in the forthcoming survival horror's Raid Mode. We can't bear the tension. To be fair,...

News: PS Vita App Near Will Cease Searching for Game Goods Soon

PS Vita App Near Will Cease Searching for Game Goods Soon

Sony also pulling the plug on YouTube

This isn't going to do anything to reassure people that the PlayStation Vita is alive and well. Sony has announced this morning that it will be discontinuing support for the YouTube, Maps, and Near applications on its flagship handheld soon. The video streaming software will be delisted from the PlayStation...

Store Update: 27th January 2015 (North America)

27th January 2015 (North America)

Manny, oh man

This week's North American PlayStation Store update is all about the addition of two new titles: Dying Light and Grim Fandango Remastered. The heavy hitters have some company in Life Is Strange (out on Friday) and the verbose Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation – but we suspect that it's the aforementioned that will...

News: The Last of Us Movie Will Make Some 'Big Changes' to the Original Story

The Last of Us Movie Will Make Some 'Big Changes' to the Original Story

As you'd expect

Trying to cram a title that can take almost 20 hours to complete into a two hour movie can't be easy, but The Last of Us' big screen adaptation sounds like it's coming along quite nicely, according to the game's director and ever-present interviewee, Neil Druckmann. Speaking to Game Informer, Druckmann reveals that he's "just...

News: The Witcher 3 May Have a Difficulty Setting That Means Death Is Permanent

The Witcher 3 May Have a Difficulty Setting That Means Death Is Permanent

Life's a witch

During The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's recent livestream, developer CD Projekt Red mentioned an 'insanity' difficulty level that would act as the game's toughest challenge. In no way is the mode finalised, but it does sound like an interesting potential addition. After all, the series is partially known for its often tricky difficulty,...

News: Tales of Zestiria Has Sold Over 400,000 Copies in Japan, and It's Getting Free Post-Game DLC To Celebrate

Tales of Zestiria Has Sold Over 400,000 Copies in Japan, and It's Getting Free Post-Game DLC To Celebrate

Mmm, zesty

Although they've got a sizeable and loyal fan base here in the West, the Tales games have never been as popular as they are in their native Japan. That trend doesn't seem to be stopping any time soon, either, as the latest instalment in the franchise, Tales of Zestiria, has sold over 400,000 copies in its homeland since it launched. It's...

News: Oh Dear, The Uncensored Version of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected Is Being Recalled in Australia

Oh Dear, The Uncensored Version of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected Is Being Recalled in Australia

Whoops

Who would ever deny the Saints of their fun, eh? Calling it a "serious manufacturing issue", an Australian agency has explained the recall of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected on the PlayStation 4, after it was discovered that the release was "incorrectly classified". As you may know, censorship policies in the land down under can be rather strict,...

Review: Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation (PlayStation Vita)

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation (PlayStation Vita)

A real mouthful

We all know the dreaded curse of video game sequels. Studios will often find themselves with a hit on their hands, and in a feeble attempt to recreate gold, will instead serve up a horrible mess of lost potential. Japanese role-playing game Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation steers clear of this trap, instead...

Review: Ironclad Tactics (PlayStation 4)

Ironclad Tactics (PlayStation 4)

Playing the hand that’s been dealt

Ironclad Tactics tries to mix things up, and that makes it a bit of an oddball. While it's partly a tower defence game, developer Zachtronics has also taken the liberty to throw in some card elements. The end result of this weird mash up is unforgettable, but not without its problems. Set during the American...

News: Would You Resist a New Resistance Game on PS4?

Would You Resist a New Resistance Game on PS4?

Hale to the king

Ever since PlayStation 3 launch title Resistance: Fall of Man, Insomniac Games' gritty first-person shooter series has been a bit of a money pit for publisher Sony. Fortunately, a quick look at the Japanese giant's financials reveals that it loves losing money, so could a comeback for the alternate history franchise be on the...

News: PS4 and PS3 Brawler Dragon Ball Xenoverse Will Have 47 Playable Characters

PS4 and PS3 Brawler Dragon Ball Xenoverse Will Have 47 Playable Characters

Rock the dragon

Dragon Ball is stuffed full of brilliantly designed and stupidly powerful heroes and villains, so it's always a bit of a disappointment when a licensed release comes up short on the character roster side of things. Fortunately, Dragon Ball Xenoverse's selection doesn't sound too bad. The game's Amazon Japan listing states that it...

News: Futuristic PS4 Volleyball Sim Gunsport Fires Free in First Gameplay Footage

Futuristic PS4 Volleyball Sim Gunsport Fires Free in First Gameplay Footage

Shotgun spikers

For a game that's clearly been built with local multiplayer sessions in mind, Gunsport has a supremely complex storyline. We've read the title's latest PlayStation Blog post several times over now, and we still don't really understand what the release is all about. Seriously, director Brandon Sheffield outlines a narrative involving...

Feature: Three Reasons Why You'll Love Exploring The Witcher 3's Massive Open World on PS4

Three Reasons Why You'll Love Exploring The Witcher 3's Massive Open World on PS4

Call of the wild

It may seem like a while off yet, but trust us when we say that it won't be long until you're travelling the countryside as the grizzly Geralt of Rivia. Poised to be the PlayStation 4's first truly open world RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is beginning to look like the real deal, featuring branching storylines, brutal combat, and,...