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Review: F1 2014 (PlayStation 3)

F1 2014 (PlayStation 3)

Stuck in the past

One of the hardest things to achieve in a yearly franchise is a hook to keep people coming back. It’s true of not only sports games, but the sports themselves – after all, no one wants to invest time into something that stays the same every year. For Formula 1, the answer has been the biggest shake-up in a generation, with new...

Review: Pier Solar and the Great Architects (PlayStation 4)

Pier Solar and the Great Architects (PlayStation 4)

Pierless

Pier Solar and the Great Architects (or Pier Solar HD) is an updated re-release of a game that launched on the Sega Mega Drive in 2010, and in truth, that tells you just about everything that you need to know. This unashamedly stodgy RPG trades in genre tropes with wild abandon, while brazenly attempting to tug at your nostalgia. And in...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 43

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 43

Sweet talker

Like a particularly aggressive salesman, WAYP refuses to get out of your face. It only feels like a few days ago that this editor was compiling Issue 42, but already Issue 43 is here – we’ll be penning the Christmas special soon. Until then, it’s business as usual: we’ll tell you everything that we’re playing, and then open...

News: Rebel Galaxy Deploys Dastardly Intergalactic Dogfights on PS4 in 2015

Rebel Galaxy Deploys Dastardly Intergalactic Dogfights on PS4 in 2015

The final frontier

2015 is shaping up to be the year of the space sim, with the recent announcement of Rebel Galaxy signalling the newest entry in the soon-to-be-pervasive genre. This seriously stylish title - created by a handful of the devs behind the Torchlight games - is purportedly going to flip the genre on its head by speeding up its...

News: PlayStation's Leading Ladies Get a Little More Affordable in NA PSN Flash Sale

PlayStation's Leading Ladies Get a Little More Affordable in NA PSN Flash Sale

Girl power

You’ll be able to spend some quality time with PlayStation’s most popular female protagonists this weekend – and you won’t have to break your bank balance in the process. Sony’s discounted tons of top titles such as Fat Princess, Mirror’s Edge, and Portal 2 for the next few days only – with some of the prices going seriously...

News: What Does PS4 Firmware Update 2.00 Look Like?

What Does PS4 Firmware Update 2.00 Look Like?

See the future now

When the news well dries up, we have to find a way to refill it. Fortunately, the folks over at SCEJ have given us a pail of water to work with, uploading a bunch of screenshots from the hotly anticipated PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.00. These are, unfortunately, in Japanese, but a kind Imgur user has done a spot of...

News: Sony's Smallest Console Will Soon Support Four Player Remote Play

Sony's Smallest Console Will Soon Support Four Player Remote Play

Four the players

Sony's always been quite liberal with its firmware updates, but the Japanese giant seems to have lost the plot recently. Fresh off the back of a PlayStation Vita patch, as well as a truckload of news about the PlayStation 4's incoming expansion, the firm has just announced a totally new update for the PlayStation TV. The patch will...

Rumour: PS4 Simulation Racer Project CARS Parks Up Until March 2015

PS4 Simulation Racer Project CARS Parks Up Until March 2015

Update: Yes, back in the workshop it goes

Slightly Mad Studios appears to have put the brakes on simulation racer Project CARS, which had been set to race onto the PlayStation 4 next month. According to NowGamer, the news was shared with backers on the crowd funded release’s private message board, with an official press release supposedly set to...

News: September NPD: Sony Silences Analysts as PS4 Sales Surge

September NPD: Sony Silences Analysts as PS4 Sales Surge

Nine month winning streak rolls on

Michael Pachter appears to enjoy pushing gamers’ buttons, so we doubt that he’ll care too much about the egg on his face right now; either way, his prediction that the PlayStation 4’s winning streak would end in September was, well, wrong. Sony actually managed a ninth month atop the NPD sales charts, with

Feature: What's New in PS4 Firmware Update 2.00?

What's New in PS4 Firmware Update 2.00?

Share Play, music player, themes, and more

Well, that was a short evening. This editor was just about to put his feet up, but Sony has released details regarding the PlayStation 4’s hotly anticipated firmware update v2.00 – and let us tell you, this is a real humdinger. It may be months in the making, but the software refresh – which was...

News: Sorry Ubisoft, But This Is the Worst Unboxing Ever

Sorry Ubisoft, But This Is the Worst Unboxing Ever

Taking the unboxing out of unboxing

Ubisoft, when you label your video as an unboxing, please understand that it comes with a set of standards attached. It’s a bit like the PlayStation TV – people thought that they’d be able to watch Netflix on that thing, and were understandably irritated when they couldn’t. So, while this Far Cry 4 Kyrat...

Review: NBA 2K15 (PlayStation 4)

NBA 2K15 (PlayStation 4)

Three-peat

There’s no question that NBA 2K has become the gold standard when it comes to basketball simulators, raising the bar year-after-year with great modes such as ‘My Career’ and ‘My GM’ that allows fans of not only the sport but also the league experience to fashion their own careers. Where this franchise has made its money, though,...

News: Yes, Sony's Readying an Official Grand Theft Auto V PS4 Bundle

Yes, Sony's Readying an Official Grand Theft Auto V PS4 Bundle

This is how you print money

Even the most ardent fan would find it hard to argue with the momentum that Microsoft seemingly has in November, between co-marketing deals on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Assassin’s Creed Unity, as well as its own exclusive games. However, there was always going to be one wildcard in the pre-Christmas battle:...

News: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is Getting a Fancy New Photo Mode

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is Getting a Fancy New Photo Mode

Precious pictures

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor has been this month's sleeper hit, and the title just keeps getting better. Indeed, it recently received a patch which included a brand new photo mode - similar to the one's found in inFAMOUS: Second Son, and The Last of Us: Remastered - allowing you to take happy snaps of its haunting and gorg

Soapbox: Why Are We Arguing Over Holiday Exclusives When PS2's First Year Offering Will Forever Rule the Roost?

Why Are We Arguing Over Holiday Exclusives When PS2's First Year Offering Will Forever Rule the Roost?

Sammy Barker talks system sellers

Exclusives are the gamer’s equivalent of bullets. Venture into the dark recesses of any popular video game forum, and you’ll find format fighters striding into battle, armed with a list of titles that’s sure to ensure victory for their given side. It’s only natural, of course, that people should want to...