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News: You'll Be Able to Buy PS4's Bloodborne with Blood in Denmark

You'll Be Able to Buy PS4's Bloodborne with Blood in Denmark

Blood money

Don't worry – one-time Kickstarter curio Blood Sport is not plotting a comeback. Making us queasy this time is PlayStation Denmark's honourable blood donor drive, which it's cunningly tying in to the release of Bloodborne next week. Essentially in response to a real dearth of crimson in the country, the platform holder will be offering...

News: Corn You Believe It? Farming Simulator 15 Ploughs PS4, PS3 in May

Corn You Believe It? Farming Simulator 15 Ploughs PS4, PS3 in May

They see me rollin', they hay-tin'

Farming Simulator 15, the most popular game on Push Square barn none – seriously, internal statistics show that you're all somewhat agriculturally inclined – will sow its seeds on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 from 19th May. The husbandry hit was revealed for Sony's systems last year, but a

Feature: The Seven Deadly Sins of Game Design

The Seven Deadly Sins of Game Design

You should know better

Frustration is an emotion that none of us want to feel, especially when we're playing video games. The problem is, of course, that frustration is always lurking just around the corner, unless you're like the gaming equivalent of the most meditative monk in the world – in which case, we salute your patience and...

News: DriveClub Developer Waylaid by Layoffs

DriveClub Developer Waylaid by Layoffs

Studio to focus on Season Pass and PlayStation Plus Edition

As has been rumoured for the past couple of days, DriveClub developer Evolution Studios has been struck by a round of layoffs. The studio best known for the MotorStorm series was purchased by Sony in 2007, but has had to weather some nasty storms in recent years. Long-term readers will...

Rumour: Konami Power Struggle Leads to Hideo Kojima Craziness

Konami Power Struggle Leads to Hideo Kojima Craziness

War never changes

Just as we were going to press with our report on suggestions that Hideo Kojima has parted company with Konami, our friends at GameSpot posted a slightly more speculative article regarding the inner-happenings at the Japanese publisher. According to the site – via an anonymous source – a power struggle between the organisati

News: Here's How to Break the Final Fantasy XV Demo

Here's How to Break the Final Fantasy XV Demo

And we ain't talking limit break

As sure as night follows day - or day follows night, it's not entirely clear - you can guarantee that someone out there is trying to find a way to glitch and break the newest games on the market. Being a demo, and therefore a relatively short and potentially unpolished release, Final Fantasy XV's Episode Duscae is...

News: Of Course eBay Has Dozens of Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae Demo Codes for Sale

Of Course eBay Has Dozens of Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae Demo Codes for Sale

Hot property

Well, we're pretty sure that everyone saw this one coming. If you stroll along to eBay right now, you'll come across a good amount of digital codes for Episode Duscae, the playable Final Fantasy XV demo that comes with early copies of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Most that we can see are going for between $20 and $30, and while that's...

News: It's Whitebeard vs. Marines in One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3's New Trailers

It's Whitebeard vs. Marines in One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3's New Trailers

Harp on about Garp

We've got a bit of a change for you One Piece fans today, as instead of throwing out the usual three character videos, publisher Bandai Namco has uploaded five. It's like Christmas has come early. This time around, you can split those featured into two factions: Whitebeard's pirates and the Marines. Along with Whitebeard himself,...

Weirdness: Some Idiot Traded in Their Ultra Rare 20th Anniversary PS4 at CEX

Some Idiot Traded in Their Ultra Rare 20th Anniversary PS4 at CEX

Just another unloved appliance

Sometimes you need a quick sale, and stores like CEX are always available to purchase your unwanted goods. This is fine if we're talking about your crusty old PlayStation 2 and scratched copy of Pro Evolution Soccer 3, but if you're offloading your 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4 at the high street store – well, you...

News: PSN Finally Has a Status Page in the United States

PSN Finally Has a Status Page in the United States

All systems go

The PlayStation Network has been sturdier than Novak Djokovic's glutes of late, but we've been saying for a while that the worst part of Sony's server woes is the lack of communication from the company in the know. Take the infamous Christmas outage, for example – it took days for the platform holder to acknowledge the problem,...

Review: Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters (PlayStation 3)

Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters (PlayStation 3)

Scooby Doo, my waifu

One of the really great things about visual novels as a format is the utter lack of effort that you have to exert in order to make the most of them. While games packed full of stressful situations and an immersive, highly tactile experience are brilliant, sometimes that's just a little too much. You want to relax,...

News: Tune in to PlayStation Vue from Today for $49.99

Tune in to PlayStation Vue from Today for $49.99

Sony streams to three US cities

PlayStation Vue, the television streaming service for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, is now broadcasting to consoles in New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. The basic package will set you back $49.99 per month, and will provide you with access to up to 60 channels, including CBS, Fox, NBC, Comedy Central, and...

Review: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - The Bright Lord (PlayStation 4)

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - The Bright Lord (PlayStation 4)

Back for Mor(e)dor

Over the several months since its release, minor pieces of DLC have been released for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, but the prized package that fans have been clamouring for is The Bright Lord. This short campaign story puts you in the armoured boots of the legendary Celebrimbor: the Elf wraith that Talion is bound to throughout...

DLC Review: Dragon Ball XenoVerse's GT Pack Has Us Beating Up Baby

Dragon Ball XenoVerse's GT Pack Has Us Beating Up Baby

Damn dirty ape

Dragon Ball XenoVerse's first DLC pack is out on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Europe today, and we've had a chance to kick around with its new playable characters, quests, skills, and equipment. Part of the title's season pass, the simply named GT Pack offers up more of the same for XenoVerse fans, but is that enough to...

Store Update: 18th March 2015 (Europe)

18th March 2015 (Europe)

Daylight robbery

The cops of Battlefield Hardline should forget about the gang wars and turn their attention to the daylight robbery occurring on the PlayStation Store, as EA's flogging one version of the first-person shooter for £104.99. Even considering the extortionate prices on Sony's online plaza, that seems especially expensive. We think that...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Steadies Its Stance as Yakuza Zero Lashes Out

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Steadies Its Stance as Yakuza Zero Lashes Out

Sony's console on top again

Sony needed the PlayStation 4 to perform spectacularly throughout March in Japan, and while it's not exactly posting vintage numbers, it's definitely doing decently. The console's sales actually increased marginally over the last week following the release of Yakuza Zero, posting around 33,826 units as per the latest...