News - April, 2017

Monday1st May 2017

  • UK Sales Charts Little Nightmares Makes Dream Debut in Fourth

    Puyo Puyo Tetris in 18th place

    Creepy platformer Little Nightmares has managed a dream debut in the UK sales charts, entering in fourth position on the British best sellers list – despite the rundown only including retail sales. The game – which is also likely to have proved a popular pick on the PlayStation Store – did exceptionally well,...

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  • News This Isn't Your First Look at a PlayStation All-Stars Sequel


    Whether or not PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale was a good game is up for debate, but should there ever be a successor, it would be fascinating to see what direction Sony took. There's been a bizarre amount of chatter about the series online of late, with a sequel supposedly leaking on 4Chan (hint: it was fake) and now artwork arriving on...

  • News There's Much More Mega Man Coming to PS4

    Mega, man

    Following on from the success of the Mega Man Legacy Collection on the PlayStation 4, the Korean Ratings Board has outed Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 for Sony's new-gen system. According to the description of the title, the compilation will pick up where its predecessor left off, featuring Mega Man 7, Mega Man 8, Mega Man 9, and Mega Man...

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    Review Syberia 3


    You wouldn't be ignorant if you haven't heard of Syberia 3. It's a point-and-click adventure game developed by French studio Microïds, and it's part of a cult franchise known for its pre-rendered backdrops, distinct mechanical puzzles, and eccentric characters and settings. Syberia 2 was released a mere two years after the original,...

  • Feature The Promising PS4 Games of May 2017

    Maybe, maybe not

    Hmmmm. On paper, May doesn't look like an especially amazing month, but with the way 2017 is going so far, we wouldn't be surprised to see it offer up a few surprise hits. As always, we're here to let you know what we think are the most promising PlayStation 4 titles of next month, so let's dive straight in, shall we? PREY:...

  • Poll Are You Happy with May 2017's PlayStation Plus Games?

    Is it really such a strong month?

    With news having slowed to a crawl as the industry preps itself ahead of E3 this summer, it's only fitting that we end the week with a quick and easy poll. It's been a while since we polled you lot on the quality of PlayStation Plus and its 'free' games, but we reckon May's selection is actually one of the more...

  • News Capcom Is Currently Working on a 'Major' Unannounced Game

    Due out this fiscal year

    Oh Capcom, you tease. Buried in the company's latest business overview document, the publisher mentions a "major title" that it plans on releasing before the end of this fiscal year - that's before the 31st March 2018, in case you're not one for technical terms. Now, this could be absolutely anything, but the wording at...

  • News Sony Expected to Announce 60 Million PS4 Milestone

    Will be awkward if it doesn't now

    Sony's scheduled to report its financial earnings tomorrow (or today, depending on your timezone), and analyst firm Super Data speculates that the company will confirm that PlayStation 4's sales have passed the 60 million units milestone. As of 1st January, the console was at 53.4 million units sold through to...

  • News PS4 Shipments Pass 60 Million as PlayStation Nears Record Profit

    Forecasts predict PS4 install base will reach 78 million next year

    Sony managed to ship an outrageous 20 million PlayStation 4 consoles between 1st April 2016 and 31st March 2017, putting total shipments of the console up to 60 million units worldwide. As of 1st January the device had sold 53.4 million units directly to consumers, so it's probably...

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    Review Aaero

    On the right light track

    Rhythm is your weapon in Aaero, a new high-speed fusion of music, light track running, and weapon combat that blazes across the PlayStation 4 in an attempt to reignite the music game genre. Created by independent two-man studio Mad Fellows, Aaero synthesises frantic sci-fi shooting action with solid rhythm game dynamics,...

  • News Injustice 2's Joker Is a Hobo with a Happy Face

    Why so serious?

    While there are some questionable character designs in Injustice 2, we must admit we quite like the title's take on sinister supervillain The Joker. With overgrown green locks and a purple trench coat, the character maintains elements of his comic book counterpart, but is unlike any version of the baddie that we've seen before. He...

  • Poll Should Sony Make a PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Sequel?

    And what kind of game should it be?

    Thanks to some flaky fakes, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is back in the headlines. There's no sign that Sony's going to revive the mascot mash-up on the PlayStation 4, but the renewed interest invites an interesting question: should it? And if your answer to that is a resounding yes, then what direction...

  • News Dragon Quest XI Snags a Right Royal PS4 Bundle

    Launching alongside game in Japan

    Despite its presence on the Nintendo 3DS as well, Dragon Quest XI is likely to be a gigantic seller for Sony when it releases this summer on the PlayStation 4. It's no surprise to see the publisher pairing up with Square Enix to create a crazy new hardware bundle in time for the role-playing title's 29th July...

  • News LocoRoco Remastered Goes Full-Tilt on 9th May

    About a blob

    There was a period during the PlayStation Portable era where Japan Studio was pumping out some brilliant handheld titles, but they never really got the traction that they deserved. LocoRoco was one such game, a punctual little platformer that looked lovely and played great. And now, in case you missed the memo, it's set to make a...

  • News Dynasty Warriors 9 Finally Being Detailed Next Month

    Begin the march

    It feels like we've been waiting an age, but we'll finally be getting some details on Dynasty Warriors 9 next month. Producer Akihiro Suzuki apologised for the long wait in a tweet, before confirming that more will be revealed in May. You can probably expect a trailer followed by a steady flow of Famitsu articles. All we know about...

Thursday27th Apr 2017

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    Review What Remains of Edith Finch

    This old house

    It's been five long years since developer Giant Sparrow released its debut title The Unfinished Swan. We absolutely adored that game when it launched, giving it an elusive perfect score. This left us hungry for more, so every little snippet of information we heard about the dev's follow-up was greeted with anticipation. It'd be quite...

  • News Final Fantasy XV Patch 1.09 Out Now on PS4

    April update adds a lot of stuff

    Final Fantasy XV's latest update is available to download now on PlayStation 4. Patch 1.09 weighs in at a rather hefty 4.7GB, and primarily includes a load of new timed quests for Noct and the gang to undertake. Complete them, and you'll earn quest points that you can spend on various items and equipment. Quite a...

  • News Holy Crap, Bandai Namco Is Bringing Gundam Versus West on PS4

    About time

    Whoa, this came out of nowhere. We were casually browsing YouTube when we stumbled across a brand new video from Bandai Namco - namely a Western announcement trailer for Gundam Versus, which is due out on PlayStation 4 in Japan soon. The latest game in the hit Japanese series, Gundam Versus sees teams of two mobile suits go head-to-head...

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    Review Statik

    Thinking outside the box

    Statik is a PlayStation VR puzzle game similar in style to Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. You awaken in a strange room as a test subject with both hands locked inside a puzzle box while your captor Dr Ingen observes you from afar. You must solve these puzzle boxes in order to uncover why you are being tested and learn how...

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    Review Puyo Puyo Tetris

    Top of the pops

    In a year that's continuously exceeded expectations, you weren't going to bet against Puyo Puyo Tetris being anything less than outstanding, were you? SEGA's gaudy puzzle-'em-up is a real joy, blending the breakneck brick building of Tetris with the more methodical splotch popping of the less-popular Puyo Puyo – sometimes on the...

  • News Play the First Hour of PREY Free on PS4 Right Now

    Pray for PREY

    A quick heads-up for those out of the loop: PREY's demo is out now on the PlayStation 4 – in Europe at least. The opening hour is still planned for release in North America, but it looks like Bethesda has hit a snag that it's trying to rectify as we type. Hopefully that'll be sorted over the next few hours. Still, for those of you...

  • News Resident Evil 7 Falls Short of Capcom's Sales Expectations

    Despite selling over 3.5 million units so far

    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has failed to meet the sales expectations of publisher Capcom, the firm's latest financial report has revealed. The game – which was something of a critical darling – has sold a very respectable 3.5 million units thus far, but that's some way short of the four million units...

  • News Tekken 7 Schools Street Fighter V on Solo Content

    Return of the King

    Are you watching, Capcom? Tekken 7 already has a blossoming tournament scene, but that's not stopped Bandai Namco from building an actual game around the brawler to please its single player fans. This trailer outlines everything you can expect from the sequel, and the range of modes is both staggering and refreshing. You'll find...

  • News Capcom: Street Fighter V Taught Us We Need to Launch a Fully Featured Game

    Publisher won't repeat same mistake

    Street Fighter V is a great game, there's just nowhere near enough of it. Speaking as part of a round of Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite previews, the publisher has admitted that harsh lessons were learned from the state of last year's brawler, and they certainly won't be repeated with its upcoming mascot mash-up...

  • News Press Square to Throw Kazuya Off a Cliff in This Tekken 7 Story Mode Gameplay

    Mind the drop

    The Mishimas have to be one of the most screwed up families in gaming, and their plight is at the heart of Tekken 7's cinematic story mode. Fortunately, if you've been on the lookout for actual footage from the fighter's aforementioned mode, you're in luck: GameSpot has spliced together ten minutes of cutscenes and gameplay, giving us...

  • News Persona 5 Streamers Can Now Go Further Into the Game Without Annoying Atlus


    Right, so when Persona 5 launched earlier this month, publisher Atlus made it clear that it didn't want anyone spoiling the game's story - whether by screenshot, video, or livestream. The title blocks the PlayStation 4's share button for a start, and in a statement released by the company, it warned that those who share footage past a certain...

  • News Kat Cosplays as 2B in Gravity Rush 2 Next Week

    Flying blind

    Gravity Rush 2's blonde bombshell Kat will be borrowing the threads from fellow blonde bombshell 2B next week as free DLC. The iconic android's outfit will be added to the topsy-turvy title from 5th May in Europe and North America – though it's already out in Japan. You'll be able to choose whether the superheroine wears a...

  • News Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite Gameplay Pulls Off Some Crazy Combos


    Capcom's starting to spew out some gameplay footage of Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, kicking things off with a look at Chun Li, Hulk, Strider Hiryu, Thor, Hawkeye, Chris Redfield, and Ultron. As you'd expect of the series, there are loads of mental combos on display here, all of which look suitably impressive. Not so impressive are the character...

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    Review Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

    High above the mucky muck

    The Wonder Boy series was one of the Master System's most beloved franchises, though its cult-classic status hasn't prevented it from falling by the wayside. A convoluted history, including a tangle of complications regarding the rights to the series, meant a comeback would be virtually impossible. In spite of this, a tiny...

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    Review Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom

    Shiny happy people

    Life can sometimes feel like waiting for the proverbial bus. While everyone has been patiently anticipating Yooka-Laylee, it actually isn't the only colourful Kickstarter game to make its way to the PlayStation 4 this month: somewhat lesser known is Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom. This is an action role-playing game, but it's not...

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    Review Late Shift

    Minimum wage

    Towards the back end of last year, we were pleasantly surprised by a full-motion video game named The Bunker. The first of its kind on PlayStation 4, its story, characters, and acting performances were the driving factors in what was a short but sweet experience. Publisher Wales Interactive is now back with a second foray into the FMV...

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    Review The Disney Afternoon Collection

    The collection that flaps in the night

    The early-to-late nineties were a renaissance for Disney: the company was not only producing some of the most memorable and innovative films it would ever produce but also releasing spectacular original animated television series. Ducktales, Goof Troop, TaleSpin, Gargoyles, and Darkwing Duck were just some of...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Patch 1.13 Cleans Up Remaining Complaints

    Background music support incorporated

    One thing that's perhaps gone unmentioned with regards to Horizon: Zero Dawn is just how polished the experience was at launch. We reviewed the game using unpatched pre-release code – a rarity these days – and we didn't encounter any bugs, glitches, or meaningful gripes. When you consider that the open world...

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    Review Guardians of the Galaxy: Episode One - Tangled Up in Blue


    Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy seems to assume that you're already familiar with the titular team of loveable rogues after the success of the 2014 smash-hit movie of the same name, as there is very little in the way of introduction for any of the characters involved. This is simultaneously Episode One's greatest strength and greatness...

  • UK Sales Charts Ghost Recon Returns As Persona 5 Disappears

    Atlus JRPG drops out of the Top 40 entirely

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands reclaimed its place at the top of the UK sales charts this week, as stock issues caused Persona 5 to fall from the summit to outside the Top 40 entirely, which is the first time we've ever seen that happen. Talk about front-loaded! The top five was dominated by some...

  • News PlayStation VR Exclusive Farpoint Travels to a Mad, Mad World

    Sony's sci-fi shooter seems much deeper than expected

    We've played Farpoint a fair few times now and really enjoyed the PlayStation VR exclusive shooter, but we never really expected it to have much in the way of story. This new trailer has exceeded our expectations, then, as it sets the scene on a dangerous journey to a different planet. It's…...

  • News Bandai Namco Reveals New Action RPG from God Eater Team

    Prepare to dine

    You may have seen Bandai Namco released a teaser trailer for a new title last week, and now it's been officially announced as an action role-playing game named Code Vein, which is set to release on as of yet unspecified platforms. It's probably safe to assume that the PlayStation 4 will be one of the consoles that the title comes to...

  • News Travel Upstream with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy PS4 Gameplay

    Crash bash

    Activision's slowly pumping out plenty of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy gameplay footage, and it tends to look better with each new clip. This video focuses on the original's fifth level Upstream, and delves into some of the visual tells Vicarious Visions has implemented to help make the stage's platforming that bit more intuitive...

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    Review The Inner World

    Outside help

    The Inner World is a fun and charming experience set in an imaginative world, but it's held back by a number of all too common flaws of the adventure game genre. You play as the naive Robert, an apprentice who has spent his whole life living in a castle under the watchful eye of Conroy, a wind monk in charge of ensuring wind continues...

  • News Sony XDev Europe's Been Showing Shuhei Yoshida Secret Stuff

    And some things we know about

    It's around this time of the year that work likely starts in earnest for the impending E3 2017, and Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida is currently in the UK visiting some of the European studios. And according to Twitter scuttlebutt, he's spent the day at Sony XDev Europe, checking out some of the conduit...

  • News Sony's Bringing the 1TB PS4 Slim to the United States

    Small chassis, huge HDD

    It's been available in Europe for quite some time now, but Sony's announced that the 1TB PlayStation 4 Slim is launching in the United States this month. Obviously this is identical to the system already available in the US, it just comes with a bigger internal HDD and carries an MSRP of $299.99. There's more information on...

  • News The Warden Brings a Bloody Big Bear to Battle in The Elder Scrolls Online's New Trailer

    That's roar like it

    The Warden is The Elder Scrolls Online's first additional player class, and the range of abilities that they offer should make them an interesting choice in terms of gameplay. Of course, the headline act here is that they're able to summon a bunch of different beasts to aid them in combat, so expect to see Morrowind flooded with...

  • News Ghost Recon: Wildlands' Expansion Trailer Hits the Road

    Ghost busters

    Ghost Recon: Wildlands' first expansion, Narco Road, sees the rough and ready agents infiltrate a fresh part of the Santa Blanca cartel as they attempt to put a stop to an infamous drug smuggler. Pretty standard stuff for America's best, then. The downloadable content promises a suite of new missions, vehicles, and weaponry. The core...

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  • News Crash Bandicoot PS4 Is Playable in US Stores Now

    N. Sane

    Here's an activity for your whole family to enjoy this Easter weekend: hit up your local games retailer and have a play on Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for the PlayStation 4. Word on the street is that Sony's pushed out an update to retail kiosks this week, adding a demo of the remake to machines. Obviously your mileage will vary, but...

  • News PSN Flash Sale Brings Down Dozens of Prices on NA PlayStation Store

    Reductions remastered

    It's officially the Easter weekend which can only mean one thing: there's a Flash Sale on the North American PlayStation Store. This one's got a bit of a remaster theme, as it focuses on old classics that have been spruced up for the PlayStation 4. Some highlights include Ape Escape 2 for $3.99, The Last of Us Remastered for...

  • Soapbox Sony Should Pinch the Nintendo Direct Format

    Sammy reckons there's mileage in Nintendo's marketing

    I did something I rarely do this week: I watched a Nintendo Direct. To be honest, I have a weird relationship with the Big N's pre-recorded events: I've watched the E3 ones before and I've always felt that, for everything they gain in pacing and structure, they lack the kind of energy that you...

  • News PS4's Run Halted by Nintendo Switch Launch in March NPD

    But Sony's system stays strong

    As expected, the launch of the Nintendo Switch has (temporarily?) dethroned the PlayStation 4 from the top of the United States hardware charts. Sony's system had been sitting pretty for several months in a row, but it was never going to overcome the release of its rival's new handheld-cum-console, which performed...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Is Free with the PS4 Pro This Easter

    In the UK at least

    Sony's looking to shift some hardware this Easter weekend, as it's announced that at select retailers in the UK you'll be able to get a free copy of Horizon: Zero Dawn with the PlayStation 4 Pro. This is a time limited deal – with the offer set to expire on 23rd April stock withstanding – so you may want to get a move on if...

Thursday13th Apr 2017

  • Poll Should Sony Be Looking to Add Refunds to PSN?

    Cash back

    This is an article that we've had on the backburner for a while now, but Microsoft has somewhat forced our hand. One of the big features on Steam for quite a while has been its ability to allow you to get a refund on digital purchases. The terms of service state that, as long as you don't abuse the system, you're eligible to request a...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport PS4 Beta Codes Start Doing the Rounds in Europe

    Lap it up

    It's been a bit of an arduous wait, but Gran Turismo Sport beta codes are finally being sent out in Europe ahead of this Easter weekend's online racing sessions. Check your emails to see if you've got in, which will take you to a webpage including a code and additional information on the server stress test itself. The client weighs in at...

  • Weirdness Finally You Can 3D Print Your Own PlayStation Trophies

    Trophy unlocked

    What's this nonsense about Trophies being meaningless, virtual awards? If you happen to be one of the two people on the planet with a 3D printer, you can now download the files to manufacture your own set of PlayStation trinkets through here. This includes the bog standard Bronze, Silver, and Gold style, as well as the coveted...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Battles to Top of PlayStation Store Charts

    But only in Europe

    You can be sure it's a slow news day when we report on the PlayStation Store charts, but maybe this is something you'd like to see us cover more regularly? After all, we're pretty thorough when it comes to the UK, Japan, and USA sales charts, and the PlayStation Store is becoming an increasingly important part of the game...

  • Video Snow Moto Racing Freedom Is Snow Joke

    The big freeze

    Racing games – particularly those of the arcade variety – are on a real decline, so it's refreshing to see something like Snow Moto Racing Freedom arrive on the PlayStation 4. The title may be low-budget, but it's got a nice hook to it: snowmobiles as opposed to automobiles. And the game modes reflect this, one focusing on...

Wednesday12th Apr 2017

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  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.55 Puts in Shock Appearance

    But what does it do?

    It's a PlayStation 4 firmware update day – but not one of the good ones. Sony's sneakily launched system software v4.55 today, which improves the stability of your console. In other words, it's bringing some behind-the-scenes bug fixes and not a lot else. The patch weighs in at just 339.9MB so shouldn't take long to...

  • Deals The Best External Hard Drives for PS4

    Increase your console's capacity with a USB HDD

    Sony added external hard drive (HDD) support to the PlayStation 4 recently, meaning that you can now easily increase the capacity of your console without needing to open it and replace its internal hard drive. The system supports drives of up to 8TB, but you do need to ensure that you plump up for a...

  • News Good God, WipEout Omega Collection Is Looking Glorious on PS4 Pro

    Gotta go fast

    German channel Inside PlayStation's got a little more pre-release footage for you to feast your eyes on, this time from WipEout Omega Collection. This was playable at a recent convention so it does appear that Sony's plumped up for one of the title's slower speeds to make the experience more comfortable for attendees – but that...

  • Weirdness Dragon Quest XI's Slime DualShock 4 Is PS4's Craziest Controller Yet

    He slimed me

    Much like with the PlayStation 2 back in the day, Hori has announced a Slime DualShock 4 for a new generation. The rotund peripheral – designed to tie-in to the release of Dragon Quest XI on the PlayStation 4 – includes all of the features that you'd expect, including (incredibly) a touchpad, mono speaker, gyroscope, and headphone...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn 2 Will Likely Have Way, Way More Machines

    And will enhance your bond with Aloy

    Guerrilla Games seems pretty open that more Horizon: Zero Dawn is on the way, and while it sounds like an expansion pack is in the works, it's also been chatting with Game Informer about a full-blown sequel. Firstly, narrative director John Gonzalez hinted that we can expect the bond between players and...

  • News Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Starts a New PS4 Story on 22nd August

    Pre-order for free copy of Jak & Daxter

    Side-story Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will release on 22nd August for $39.99 in North America and 23rd August for £34.99 in the UK, developer Naughty Dog has announced. The game – which stars fan-favourite Chloe Frazer in the lead role as she embarks on an Indian adventure with mercenary Nadine Ross –...

  • News Quantum Break Maker Adds PS4 Support to Game Engine

    Will release next game on Sony's system

    After a prolonged period of Xbox exclusivity, Max Payne maker Remedy Entertainment has revealed its intent to release its next game on the PlayStation 4. The developer – most recently behind slow seller Quantum Break – has said that it's adding support for Sony's system to its proprietary Northlight...

  • News Unlike Atlus, Square Enix Sees the Value in Streams

    Imagine being outsmarted by Square Enix

    Square Enix may act like the stupidest organisation on Earth sometimes, but it's not quite as dumb as Atlus when it comes to gameplay videos and streams. You may remember the latter causing something of a stir recently when it decided to block the share button in Persona 5 on the premise of spoilers. It then...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport Adds Porsches As EA License Expires

    And the beta comes to Europe this weekend

    If you didn't know, for the longest time EA has had exclusive rights to the Porsche license in racing games, but that deal expired recently waving the green flag for Gran Turismo Sport to add the favourites to its roster of racing cars. And the first screenshots of a Porsche 911 GT3 RS have finally hit the...

  • News Overwatch Uprising Leaks Then Launches

    Over 100 new loot box items up for grabs

    Update (20:00 BST): It's official and it's live. Overwatch Uprising is a brand new PvE event for Blizzard's popular shooter, and you can check out the trailer above. Here's what you can expect until 1st May, via the PlayStation Blog: You'll travel seven years into the past to experience Tracer's first...

  • News JRPG Classics Come Together for Cosmic Star Heroine

    Final Phantasy

    It may have been delayed a week in Europe, but that's not stopping Cosmic Star Heroine from looking super interesting. The upcoming PlayStation 4 indie – inspired by the JRPG classics of old – appears pretty faithful to its inspirations in this PlayStation Underground video, which includes a good 10 minutes plus of gameplay from...

  • Store Update 11th April 2017 (Europe)

    Karma chameleon

    It's a much quieter week on the European PlayStation Store this time, though there are still the likes of Yooka-Laylee and The Sexy Brutale to look forward to, proving yet again that the PlayStation Store rarely ever sleeps. PlayStation VR fans can also pick up StarBlood Arena, though we're yet to be convinced by the cockpit affair...

  • Hands On StarBlood Arena Brings Loot Boxes to PlayStation VR

    Overwatch in virtual reality?

    There's nothing really wrong with StarBlood Arena, but ever since its announcement at PSX 2016, we haven't been able to resist the urge to roll our eyes. It's just one of those games that doesn't appear to have any identity of its own – and that's despite its likeable space cowboy façade. Cockpit shooters are dime a...

  • News Dragon Quest XI Slimes PS4 on 29th July in Japan

    In search of departed time

    Hotly anticipated Japanese role-playing game Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time will deploy as soon as 29th July on the PlayStation 4 in Japan, which is sooner than expected. As part of a livestream overnight, publisher Square Enix revealed that you can expect the release to run a good 50 hours – with...

Monday10th Apr 2017

  • Talking Point Is It Time for Sony to Take PS4 Pro Seriously?

    Mid-gen battlegrounds

    Sony released the PlayStation 4 Pro last year, and it's a good iterative console. Designed to take existing PS4 games and push them to the next level, the system has generally achieved its aims by bumping resolutions, effects, and other features depending on the developer's decision. The manufacturer's goal was never to change...

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    Review The Sexy Brutale

    Welcome to the house of fun

    The Sexy Brutale is a murder mystery puzzle game set within a casino mansion. But this isn't just any ordinary big house: the staff are murdering the guests and you must put a stop to it. You take on the role of Lafcardio Boone, a priest who is trying to piece together the happenings of the house and save its victims from...

  • News PewDiePie Launches Twitch Show as YouTube Burns


    In case you haven't been keeping up, YouTube is in a rough spot. The uber-popular video delivery platform has come underfire of late due to the discovery of adverts being served on some racist videos, which has had the knock-on effect of brands pulling support from the platform. Many high-profile content creators have revealed a sudden,...

  • News Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Looks Ace in 4K on PS4 Pro


    There were some complaints when the gameplay was first revealed at PSX 2016 last year that Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy looked a little flat and washed out, but the presentation has come a long way since then. It looks like Vicarious Visions has been busy tweaking the title's lighting, colouring, and even textures as the 32-bit love-in...

  • UK Sales Charts Persona 5 Smashes Series Records to Top

    Well deserved, too

    What the heck is this? A Japanese role-playing game not named 'Final Fantasy' at number one? Surely not? It's true: Persona 5 has robbed the rest of the UK sales charts blind this week, climbing to the summit and securing Atlus' best ever launch in Britain by some margin. Not bad at all, eh? The title sold 97 per cent of its...

  • News Everyone's Saying Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Is 10 Hours Long

    But it's a bit misleading

    Bloody hell, the standard of games websites gets worse, doesn't it? Over the weekend, an interview with Naughty Dog's Arne Meyer got picked up by dozens of bigger sites, all because reporters without reading comprehension assumed spin-off Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will be 10 hours or longer. Ironically, the director of...

  • News Swing Your Sword at NieR: Automata's MoCap Artist

    Not like that

    NieR: Automata isn't exactly an oil painting, but one of its best assets is its animation. And as has been going nuclear on Reddit over the weekend, here's star Kaori Kawabuchi doing her 2B thang: Hypnotising, right?

  • News The Last of Us Dev Naughty Dog's on a Real Hiring Spree

    Fresh blood

    We assume Naughty Dog's really starting to ramp up production on The Last of Us: Part II right now, as it's on a huge hiring spree. The Californian developer is trying to fill a wide gamut of positions, including everything from gameplay animators right the way through to visual effects artists. The studio's got a lot on its plate right...

  • News PlayStation Anthology Is an Ode to an Iconic Brand

    Crowdfunding open now

    PlayStation recently reached the point where it tipped into nostalgic territory. The brand has been at the top of its game for over 20 years now, and there are many, many people – this author included – who have been there from the very beginning. The PlayStation Anthology, a 440-page tome to one of gaming's greatest...

  • News Naruto Unleashes an Ultimate Ninja Storm with Compilations

    One for the weebs

    Oh no – please not Naruto news on Ramsey's week off! Thems the breaks, Sammy: Bandai Namco has announced two new PlayStation 4 compilation packages for the popular anime which are scheduled to release later this year in Europe and North America. First up there's Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy, a beefy set...

  • Hands On 10 of Our Indie Favourites from EGX Rezzed 2017

    From rhythmic blasting to cartoon giraffes

    The breadth of experiences available to play at this year's EGX Rezzed was frankly staggering. We couldn't move for the number of games on display, and we often found ourselves unsure where to turn next. We managed to play dozens of titles of all shapes and sizes nonetheless, and there were countless fresh...

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    Review Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix

    The keyblade to your heart

    Not much more can be said of the venerable role-playing series born of two media giants and now more talked about for its mythical third instalment (it's coming guys, it has to be). Over the course of the last few years, Square Enix has retooled and repackaged the entire Kingdom Hearts canon, bundling the games into HD...

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    Review Yooka-Laylee

    Me Tooie

    The problem with Yooka-Laylee is that pretty much every criticism levelled at the throwback platformer can be waved away with a 90s novelty foam hand: it's supposed to be that way. But where recent revivals like Shovel Knight have managed to revisit games gone by through rose-tinted glasses, Playtonic's take on the Nintendo 64 classics of...

  • News April's Free PlayStation Plus Games Are Out Now

    Drawn to life

    April's free roster of PlayStation Plus titles are available to download right now from the European PlayStation Store, with a North American rollout set to follow shortly after the publication of this post. The games this time include madcap multiplayer shooter Drawn to Death and novel co-operative puzzler Lovers in a Dangerous...

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    Review PaRappa the Rapper Remastered

    Don't stop believin'

    It's been two decades since PaRappa the Rapper first appeared on the original PlayStation in 1997. As one of the first rhythm games to make a dent in the public consciousness, the poetic puppy was instrumental in paving the way for the music-based games that would follow in his wake: Amplitude, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Hatsune...

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    Review Blackwood Crossing

    A study in Scarlett

    Blackwood Crossing is about the relationship between a brother and sister. You play as Scarlett, an adolescent girl slowly drifting away from her younger brother, Finn. The game starts on a train, which serves as its thematic hub, and then works its way out to various other locations – some literal, some symbolic. The...

  • News The Highest Rated PS4 Game of 2017 Is Out Today

    Here's its launch trailer

    Hey, did you know Persona 5 is out today on PlayStation 4 (and PlayStation 3, actually)? Well just in case you've been living under a rock, the game's pushed out a pretty cool launch trailer to remind you of its long awaited arrival. Atlus' superb role-playing game currently sits at a crazy metascore of 94 on Metacritic,...

  • News Mass Effect: Andromeda Is Getting a Huge Game-Improving Patch This Week

    Update 1.05 incoming

    Mass Effect: Andromeda is a shoddy game - we don't think that you can really deny that - but BioWare is at least keen to fix many of its issues. The Canadian developer has just released a full rundown of what we can expect from the title's next update, which will release this Thursday. Mass Effect: Andromeda Patch 1.05 Notes::...

  • News Stefanie Joosten Quiet on Death Stranding Involvement

    She can't say anything about that, apparently

    Stefanie Joosten – the actress who lent her likeness to Quiet in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – has said that she "can't say anything about" potentially working with Hideo Kojima again. Much like Emma Stone, there have been persistent rumours that the star is set to appear in Death Stranding,...

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    Review A Rose in the Twilight

    The rose beyond the wall

    Nippon Ichi certainly knows how to tell gruesome tales featuring adorable looking young girls! The creators of Yomawari: Night Alone have returned with a brand new puzzle platformer, A Rose in the Twilight. It's a tale of innocence, friendship, and blood. A young girl with a thorn upon her back awakens in the rubble, deep...

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    Review Old Time Hockey


    V7 Entertainment's Old Time Hockey is a bit of an odd duck. After 2K bowed out of making hockey games with NHL 2K11, the market for hockey games has consisted of EA's annual release, and, uh, that's it. This hasn't exactly been beneficial for people who want to play hockey games, as it's allowed EA to grow complacent with its releases...

  • Store Update 4th April 2017 (Europe)

    It's a big'un

    Good grief, this week's European PlayStation Store update is so big that there's even a bloody PlayStation 3 game. Could it be one of the last ever? That game is of course Persona 5, which is also due out on the PlayStation 4. Other goodies this week include PaRappa the Rapper Remastered, Blackwood Crossing, LEGO City Undercover,...

  • News Dragon Quest Heroes II Demo Lets You Mash Monsters For Free, Out Now on PS4

    Heroic effort

    What a pleasant surprise! Due for release later this month, Dragon Quest Heroes II is a sequel to the rather good Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below. If it's anything like it's predecessor, it should be a fun monster mash-'em-up, but if you're not convinced, you can always try the game's demo, which is out...

  • News There's a God of War Skin Pack for Drawn to Death


    Drawn to Death's launched today as a PlayStation Plus freebie, but did you know that there's a God of War skin pack that you can purchase for the title? The set of six outfits inspired by Sony's character action game will allow you to outfit any one of the crude third-person shooter's characters with Kratos' famous tribal tattoos. In the UK...

  • News Don't Forget to Download March's Free PlayStation Plus Games

    Last chance to grab Tearaway: Unfolded and Disc Jam

    The weekly PlayStation Store update is right around the corner, and given that this is the first week of the month, it means that you have literally hours left to download March's roster of free PlayStation Plus games. It was a good month, too – well, depending who you talk to – with the likes...

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