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News: Sony 'Really Wanted' That Call of Duty: Black Ops III Deal with Activision

Sony 'Really Wanted' That Call of Duty: Black Ops III Deal with Activision

Destiny deal helped as well

Whether you realise it or not, Sony teaming up with Activision for Call of Duty: Black Ops III is a big deal. It marks the end of a partnership between Xbox and Activision that lasted nearly an entire console generation, it probably cost Sony a fortune, and – while it won't necessarily guarantee the Japanese giant the...

Store Update: 24th June 2015 (Europe)

24th June 2015 (Europe)

Size matters

As with the North American update yesterday, it's a surprisingly big week for the European PlayStation Store. The highlight, naturally, is Batman: Arkham Knight – but Final Fantasy XIV fans will also find their heads turned by new expansion Heavensward. All of the new arrivals are embedded below. PS4 Games: Astebreed Not available...

News: DriveClub: PS Plus Edition Begins Slow and Steady Roll Out Tomorrow

DriveClub: PS Plus Edition Begins Slow and Steady Roll Out Tomorrow

Easy does it

DriveClub has been a bit of a car crash for Sony, hasn't it? Don't get us wrong, the game is actually brilliant these days, but a paltry launch offering paired with various server issues has put the Evolution Studios racer right at the rear of the pack. And the biggest failing in its catalogue of errors has been the PlayStation Plus...

News: PS Vita Firmware Update 3.52 Increases System Stability

PS Vita Firmware Update 3.52 Increases System Stability

Steady as a rock

While the PlayStation Vita may be a "legacy" system these days, Sony clearly still sees the need to increase the device's software stability. A new firmware update – numbered v3.52 for those keeping count – deployed overnight, offering no other tangible changes. To grab the download, just head to the Settings bubble and select...

News: The Lighter PS4 Also Has a Few Other Changes

The Lighter PS4 Also Has a Few Other Changes

Buttons, bulbs, and more

A revised PlayStation 4 is set to launch later this month in Japan, which seems designed to bring production costs down. In addition to being a little lighter and a teensy bit less power hungry, the device also comes with a few other minor alterations – including mechanical buttons, which means that you'll no longer...

Store Update: 23rd June 2015 (North America)

23rd June 2015 (North America)

A surprisingly big one

The calm after the storm? Those ripples you see in the glass of water before you are not from a nearing T-Rex, but from a tidal wave of software instead. Batman: Arkham Knight is obviously the big new arrival this week, but special mentions must go to Devil May Cry 4 and PlanetSide 2, too. What are you buying? PS4 Games:...

First Impressions: Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 Sure Is Fighting Fit

Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 Sure Is Fighting Fit

Alright on the Knight

Holy awkward release date, Batman – you contrary cowl connoisseur. There's probably a metaphor that Warner Bros was trying to convey to the games media when it dated Batman: Arkham Knight just days after E3 2015 – like, y'know how Bruce Wayne has to keep fighting to ensure that Gotham City's safe... Yeah, the public...

News: Conversations with Creators Is Behind the Music for PS4, PS3

Conversations with Creators Is Behind the Music for PS4, PS3

Wil Wheaton to host

Ah, so the promise of more original PlayStation Network programming has been realised – it just appears that Sony had the good sense to keep it out of its E3 2015 press conference this time. Conversations with Creators with Wil Wheaton – bit of a mouthful that – has been revealed on the PlayStation Blog. And y'know what...

Video: Watch Us Round Up PlayStation at E3 2015

Watch Us Round Up PlayStation at E3 2015

That's a wrap

We may have bleary eyes and itchy armpits, but this video editor has lived to see another E3. This one was particularly exciting, so in order to tie a big pretty bow around proceedings, we've produced a nice video wrap up for you if you can't arsed with, y'know, words. Sit back and watch while we run you through all of Sony's big...

News: Sony: We Like to Have a Balance of Sequels and Risky Concepts in Our First-Party Portfolio

Sony: We Like to Have a Balance of Sequels and Risky Concepts in Our First-Party Portfolio

Yoshida explains Japanese giant's approach to exclusives

Shuhei Yoshida, the president of Sony's Worldwide Studios network, is one of the most powerful people in gaming. Not only does he have an enormous Twitter following, but he's also in charge of every first-party project that deploys on a PlayStation platform. That means that he's responsible...

News: Suikoden III Stretches Its Legs on PlayStation 3

Suikoden III Stretches Its Legs on PlayStation 3

Geddoe know

Expecting a typically witty write-up? Sorry, office RPG enthusiast Robert Ramsey is away, which means that it's down to this clueless scribe to compose 100 or so words on Suikoden III. The classic PlayStation 2 title originally released in Japan and North America back in 2002, but is receiving the PlayStation 3 re-release treatment...