News - September, 2017

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  • News PSN Down as Reports Come Flooding In

    Offline and unable to sign in

    So much for sitting down and playing Destiny 2 on a lazy Sunday, eh? The PlayStation Network is down and out at the time of writing, with countless reports of users being unable to sign in on PlayStation 4. Sony is yet to comment, but if this keeps up, we're sure it wont be long until something gets said...

  • News Two Norse Dwarfs Will Upgrade Your Arsenal in God of War

    Blacksmith buddies

    God of War’s progression system has been more or less the same across six or seven games: you collect red orbs, feed them to your weapon of choice, and reap the rewards. However, the series’ forthcoming PlayStation 4 soft-reboot will handle things a little differently. According to an article in Official PlayStation Magazine...

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  • News The FIFA 18 Demo Kicks Off on PS4 Later Today

    Get in

    Get your laces tied and your legs stretched, the FIFA 18 demo is smashing one off the PlayStation 4 later today. It'll feature 12 playable teams: Manchester City, Manchester United, Athletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, LA Galaxy, Toronto FC, Boca Juniors, C.D. Guadalajara, and Vissel Kobe...

  • News Star Wars Battlefront's Season Pass Is Free on PS4 Now

    Get all the expansion packs without paying a penny

    Star Wars Battlefront’s full Season Pass is currently free on the European PlayStation Store, meaning that you’ll be able to claim all of the sci-fi shooter's expansion packs without paying a penny. While some had originally assumed that this was an error, its cost has also been eradicated on...

  • News PS4 Prices Plunge in North American PlayStation Picks Sale

    2B or not 2B

    There’s a big sale on the North American PlayStation Store today, with big games like MLB The Show 17 ($23.99) and NieR Automata ($38.99) reduced. PlayStation Plus members will secure the biggest savings, with episodes of Life Is Strange down to just $1.24 apiece, or Dragon Quest Builder

  • News Sony Reveals TGS 2017 PS4 Software Lineup

    Monster Hunter! Yakuza! Gran Turismo!

    Sony’s booth at TGS 2017 will only be dwarfed by those belonging to Japan’s biggest smartphone success stories – but that’s the state of the industry overseas these days. Nevertheless, the platform holder has booked out plenty of space to showcase a slew of PlayStation 4 titles, including local...

  • Hands On Is Moss PlayStation VR's Next Must Have?

    Vibrant adventure is shaping up

    As we approach PlayStation VR's first birthday in the coming weeks, the companion device to the PlayStation 4 has had a surprising initial year on the market. With a steady stream of games already released and many more on the horizon, the future is bright for VR titles on PlayStation. One of such titles, is the indie...

  • Interview Making a Peach Beach Splash with Senran Kagura's Kenichiro Takaki

    On new genres, wet t-shirt tech, and... Sailor Moon?

    Some game designers become so well-known for a certain series that their names are instantly associated with the IP, and that’s certainly the case with Kenichiro Takaki. Though he’s worked on games as diverse as Vita Vocaloid rhythm game IA/VT Colorful and action-RPG-shoot-‘em-up Half-Minute...

  • News Destiny 2 Down for Scheduled Maintenance Later Today

    Even Guardians need some rest

    Heads up, all you eager Guardians: Destiny 2 will be going offline for scheduled maintenance later today. The timing isn't so bad if you're in North America, but those of us Europe won't be able to have a session until a bit later on in the evening. From 07:00 Pacific (15:00 BST), you'll no longer be able to...

  • News Capcom Confirms Okami HD Is Coming to PS4

    A pretty picture

    Ah, the official announcement is finally here. After being recently rumoured and then rated, Okami HD has been confirmed by Capcom for a PlayStation 4 release. According to the latest issue of Japanese publication Weekly Famitsu, it's hitting the Land of the Rising Sun just before Christmas, on the 21st December, and it'll...

  • News Stunning Metal Gear Solid Models Open Pre-Orders

    Les Enfants Excellente

    What better way to celebrate your love for the Metal Gear Solid franchise than with a 17.5 inch statue of Snake? First 4 Figures has opened pre-orders on some uber-detailed Tactical Espionage Action statues, which place the gruff-voiced protagonist behind a wall with his weapon raised. There are a number of different versions...

  • News Okami HD Paints a Pretty 4K Picture on PS4 This December

    Here's the trailer to prove it

    Earlier today, Okami HD was confirmed for a PlayStation 4 release in Japan, and now, as predicted, Capcom has announced that it's coming West this December. We've embedded the remaster's first gameplay trailer above, so be sure to give it a watch if you want to see how the classic is holding up these days. We've also...

  • News Journey, Flower Developer's Next Game May Skip PlayStation

    Newly announced Sky is exclusive to Apple devices for now

    The next game from Journey developer thatgamecompany will be exclusive to Apple devices. Sky was revealed for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV during the tech giant’s big briefing earlier today – and it sounds like it won’t be launching anywhere else for the foreseeable future. The title...

  • Store Update 12th September 2017 (Europe)

    Sports! Sports! Sports! Television

    It’s sports day on the European PlayStation Store this week, as virtually every annual sports game apart from Madden (out now) and FIFA (coming soon) is released. That means you can choose from PES 2018: Pro Evolution Soccer, NBA 2K18, NBA Live 18, NHL 18, and… No, that’s it. Standalone expansion...

  • News Fortnite Is the Latest Title to Copy PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

    It won't be the last

    Well, we told you it was going to happen, didn’t we? PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds' runaway success has already prompted a string of copycats, and hot on the heels of Grand Theft Auto Online is Fortnite with its own Battle Royale mode. Set to launch officially on 26t

  • News Watch the Bodies Hit the Floor in The Evil Within 2 Trailer

    Dead good

    Ain’t nothing subtle about this The Evil Within 2 trailer as protagonist Sebastian Castellanos hangs with religious cultists and cuts the throats of all kinds of reanimated corpses. With the survival horror sequel being barely a month away, it doesn’t feel like there’s much hype for Tango Works’ latest terror – but we’re sure...

  • Push Play Top of the PS4 Pops - Issue 5

    Swingin’ through the stars

    Another month of game releases brings with it another month’s worth of game soundtracks, and running through the releases of August provides a particularly strong lineup. So many intriguing indie titles released this month, including at least one title that could be in the conversation for one of the best game...

Monday11th Sep 2017

  • News Uncharted 4 Was Almost An Entirely Different Game

    Book reveals title's turbulent tale

    Do you remember the very early days of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End? There was a mass exodus at developer Naughty Dog, with franchise director Amy Hennig being the most notable departure. Rumour had it that the sequel was in dire straits, and The Last of Us creators Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley were ushered in...

  • News Naughty Dog Announces Limited Edition Nathan Drake Figure

    And it's looking mighty fine

    In succession to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’s release last month, Naughty Dog has revealed its second limited edition statue of the franchise, featuring the dashing yet daring adventurer Nathan Drake. The meticulously crafted figure features a heroic shot of Drake mid-lunge, as he prepares to plant a firm fist into...

  • News Are Bayonetta and Vanquish Coming to the PS4?

    Retailer reckons so

    Well, this is an exciting, out-of-the-blue rumour: two top PlayStation 3 titles Bayonetta and Vanquish could be coming to the PlayStation 4 this November. The pair of SEGA published Platinum Games products have been listed on website Alza as part of a purported double-pack. Seeing as both games were recently ported to the...

  • News Shenmue 1 & 2 Could Keep Friends Close on PS4 This Year

    Those you love

    It’s the rumour that won’t stop running: the two Shenmue titles could be coming to the PlayStation 4 this year. Just like the Bayonetta and Vanquish double-pack we reported on earlier, a bunch of Eastern European retailers all seem to think that Yu Suzuki’s legendary Dreamcast adventures are coming to Sony’s current console...

  • UK Sales Charts Destiny 2 Down Dramatically Compared to First Game

    Written in the stars?

    Destiny 2’s physical sales are less than half those of its predecessor in the UK – even if it is still the biggest launch of the year thus far. According to leaked numbers which we believe to be accurate, the title sold around 175,000 units in its launch week – a gigantic decline compared to the first game’s tally of...

  • Guide Destiny 2 Dusklight Shards Locations and Other Planet Materials - Where to Find Them

    Hands and knees

    Seeking out and gathering materials in Destiny 2 can take some time. Whether you're collecting them for a quest, to complete a challenge, or for a simple patrol mission, actually tracking down dusklight shards and the other planet-specific resources can be a pain in the neck. Hopefully, this quick guide can help you find what you...

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    Review Redout: Lightspeed Edition

    Fast and furious

    The anti-gravity racing genre may not be as popular as it once was, but that doesn’t mean developers aren’t still creating games for the genre. WipEout Omega Collection recently launched on the PlayStation 4, and while it was a fairly impressive collection, the fact that it focused squarely on the past held it back in some...

  • News Destiny 2 PS4 Pro Crash Issues Being Investigated by Sony and Bungie

    Firms collaborating on fix

    Destiny 2 has a crashing problem on the PlayStation 4 Pro which is affecting a sizeable number of gamers playing specifically on Sony’s supercharged system. While the CE-34878-0 error doesn’t appear to be hindering everyone, it has proved prevalent enough for the platform holder to release a statement on the bug...

  • Game of the Month Top 4 PlayStation Games of August 2017

    Treasures, hedgehogs, paranoia, and a lot of reading

    Wowza, August was one stacked month for PlayStation gaming. We reviewed more games last month than any other month in 2017 so far, and there were actually so many quality releases that our nominees list for Game of the Month was the biggest we've ever had. Okay, so some titles didn't exactly prove...

  • News Batman Voice Actor Says No More Arkham Games Are Planned

    Back into the shadows

    Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman in the Batman: Arkham series of games, has said that there are currently no plans for another Arkham title. The last release that we got from developer Rocksteady was Batman: Arkham Knight, which launched back in 2015. Now before we put complete faith in Conroy's words, we first need to...

  • News PlayStation Pledges Largest Ever EGX 2017 Stand

    Big names! Big games

    Sony always brings plenty of PlayStation 4 booths to every gaming convention, but it says that its EGX 2017 stand will be its biggest ever. The platform holder – which unlike last year has not got new hardware to show – will be leaning on its sizeable catalogue of software instead, promising hands on with titles such as Call...

  • News No Prizes for Guessing Who the Highest Rated Player in FIFA 18 Is

    Never heard of him

    EA Sports has revealed the ten highest rated players in FIFA 18, and you won't be winning any of our precious custard creams for guessing who's sitting pretty at number one. Yep, it's none other than old Ronny himself, with an overall rating of 94. We suppose having his face on the game's box wasn't enough, eh? Here's the full...

Sunday10th Sep 2017

Saturday9th Sep 2017

  • News It Looks Like Okami HD Really Is Coming to PS4

    Remaster gets rated

    There was a rumour swirling around last month that Capcom is preparing to bring Okami HD to the PlayStation 4. The possibility didn't sound too far-fetched then and it seems even more probable now, as Gematsu notes that the Korean rating board has rated the remaster. When games usually get rated like this, an official...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 185

    This must be Destiny

    You're already sick of hearing about it and we're already sick of writing about it, but we can't bloody well tell our team of scribes to not play Destiny 2 this weekend. It's time for a bumper edition of What Are You Playing! Robert Ramsey, Associate Editor I've got a busy weekend planned, but when I'm not socialising,...

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  • News September's PlayStation Plus Games Are Out Now

    inFAMOUS update

    Head on over to the European PlayStation Store and you'll find that this month's selection of PlayStation Plus games are now available to download. if you're in North America, they should be live later today. As noted in our increasingly annoyed-sounding article from last week, the lineups are different between Europe and North...

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    Review Knack 2

    Knack strikes back

    It’s fair to say that Knack divided opinion upon its release alongside the PlayStation 4 in November 2013. Some concluded it to be an abomination that failed to live up to the promise of being a Crash Bandicoot successor, while others deemed it to be not so bad. Either way you look at it, it's now clear to see that the divisive...

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    Review Madden NFL 18

    Gronk star

    Yes, the football season may have just started in the UK, but across the pond, something different is going on: the football season is about to start. Not the one with feet or balls, mind you, but one even more complicated and technical, a sport in which “PA Max Protect” actually means something. To a new player, the prospect of...

  • News Bungie Addresses the PlayStation Nation in Destiny 2 Launch Video

    That's our line

    We've been using the term "PlayStation Nation" for years purely because it sounds so terrible, but we guess the phrase may not be quite as uncool as we thought. Bungie's put out a special message to those picking up Destiny 2 on PlayStation 4, and the developer's quick to mention the PlayStation Nation. Is PlayStation Nation an...

  • Rumour Resident Evil 7's Not a Hero DLC, Post-Game Expansion Launch in December

    Gold edition also incoming

    According to a thread over on NeoGAF, the latest issue of Famitsu contains new information on the upcoming downloadable content for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. The Not A Hero DLC, which will star Chris Redfield and is free to all owners of the base game, is set to release on the 14th December according to the leak. Along...

  • News Gearbox Basically Admits Borderlands 3 Is in Full Production

    Lock and load

    Wow, who saw this one coming? At a recent PAX West panel, Gearbox CEO and industry gobsh*te Randy Pitchford told the audience that 90 per cent of the studio is currently "working on the thing I think most of you guys want us to be working on". Obviously, that's a Borderlands 3 tease -- unless the developer is so misguided that it...

  • News Action RPG Code Vein Is Worth Keeping a Bloodied Eye On in New PS4 Gameplay

    Red or dead

    IGN's gone live with around 17 minutes of Code Vein gameplay, and the game's showing promise. Described early on as "anime Dark Souls" you can certainly see where that trail of thought comes into the equation, but there's still a unique sense of style on display here. That said, we're not huge fans of the dull environment that's...

  • News The Destiny 2 Servers Are Live for Physical Copies of the Game

    Early bird

    Just a quick heads up for those wondering: the Destiny 2 servers are now live, meaning that if you have a physical copy of the game, you can jump in and get started. Those who are going the digital route will obviously have to wait until the title unlocks at midnight tonight. Destiny 2's official launch date is tomorrow, the...

  • News Take a Quick Look Inside Destiny 2's Hidden Dungeons

    Into the depths

    Bungie's squeezed out another short Destiny 2 video, this time detailing Lost Sectors, which are essentially hidden dungeons that you can find in patrol zones. Unsurprisingly, they're home to enemies who would like nothing more than to pop your head like a watermelon, but they also promise some sweet loot, so they're probably...

  • News Super Sorceress Ultimecia Joins Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Roster

    Squall's foe returns

    Ultimecia is joining the playable roster of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, a new character trailer reveals. The deadly sorceress first appeared in Final Fantasy VIII, so it's only fitting that her video shows her tearing Squall to bits with many a magical attack. Dissidia is due out on PlayStation 4 in January next year, so...

  • Guide Knack 2 Hints and Tips for Surviving the Knackening

    Attacks & gadgets

    Knack 2 is a much more approachable title than its predecessor with an accessible default difficulty for all, but that doesn't mean it's a total cakewalk. Here are five hopefully helpful tips for making your experience an even more enjoyable one. Take advantage of the heavy punch Every one of the core abilities that you...

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  • News Sony's Announced Some Killer New PS4 Controller Colours

    But where can you buy them?

    There are some absolutely awesome new DualShock 4 controllers on the way, but whether you can buy them will depend where you live. The full set – available in Asia from 11th October – includes Crystal (which is already out in some territories), Crystal Red, Crystal Blue, Steel Black (again, already out in some...

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    Review Absolver

    Knockout?

    As we looked away from the screen to make some review notes, another player rounded the corner and started beating our motionless avatar. Not wanting to stand for such horseplay, we retaliated, which must have caught them by surprise, as it wasn’t long before they were on the ground, defeated. We revived the player and invited them to...

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    Review Windjammers

    The discus’ whiskers

    The real classics never die, and Windjammers’ peak popularity is proof of that. Despite being a relatively obscure Neo Geo release in the mid-90s, this game of futuristic Frisbee has endured the test of time – becoming a popular streaming attraction in recent years due to its balletic competitive play. And now, courtesy of...

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    Review The Lost Bear

    Grin and bear it

    Sony’s VR headset has had a reasonably consistent release schedule when it comes to new software. Some of these titles have been rather good, while some have been less than stellar. The Lost Bear is a new side-scrolling platformer by indie team The Odd Bug Studio, and it’s another of the smaller VR titles worth putting your...

  • Push Rewind Did Destiny Deliver in the End?

    A sense of meaning

    Destiny means so many different things to different people. For some, it was a complete failure; an experience severely lacking in content, variety, and story were the cries of its dismissers as they joined the growing air of disappointment surrounding Bungie’s Halo successor. They seemingly formed the bulk of online opinion...

  • News Super Meat Boy Forever Confirmed for PS4 in 2018

    Mighty Meaty

    Team Meat has announced on its Twitter page that the next Meat Boy title, Super Meat Boy Forever, will be coming to the PlayStation 4 next year. It also released the first trailer for the game which has a very comical, cartoon style to it and shows off some gameplay footage. Going by the short trailer this certainly looks to be...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 184

    September sunshine

    It’s a new weekend, which means it’s time for an all-new edition of WAYP. For those of you who are new to the site, this is the weekly article where we quiz you on what you’re playing. Are you diving into your backlog, perhaps? Or returning to an old favourite? First up, here’s some of our team members: Sammy Barker,...

  • Exclusive Mecho Tales Makes a Pretty First Impression

    Fresh footage of Luc Bernard's latest

    Luc Bernard’s building up quite the portfolio of PlayStation games, and his next project Mecho Tales is a real looker yet again. Due out on the PlayStation 4 and Vita, this stunning side-scroller has a similar hook to NieR: Automata, as you utilise an android hovering over your shoulder in order to unleash...

Friday1st Sep 2017

  • News Dynasty Warriors 9 Character Changes Have Some Fans Up in Arms

    Attack of the clones

    There are a lot of angry Dynasty Warriors fans out there on the internet right now. For the past few weeks, Koei Tecmo has been steadily revealing new and returning characters who are set to appear in Dynasty Warriors 9, the next game in the long-running series. However, not all of these reveals have gone down especially...

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    Review Tekken 7: Ultimate Tekken Bowl

    Split opinion

    Tekken 7's first downloadable content pack is here, and it comes in the form of Ultimate Tekken Bowl. Available as part of the game's season pass or separately as a standard add-on, it revives the series' Tekken Bowl mode, in which you're free to take to the lanes and knock down pins as your favourite characters. First thing's first:...

  • News Xbox One Exclusive Dead Rising 4 Repackaged for PS4

    A big one

    Xbox One exclusive Dead Rising 4 will be gift wrapped and dropped down the PlayStation 4’s chimney this Christmas, as Frank’s Big Package has been announced for Sony’s system. Essentially a repackaging of last year’s festive foray, the undead decapitating title will include all of the add-on packs and bonus content that wound its...

  • Feature How to Prepare for the Second Coming of Knack

    The Knackening is upon us

    The glorious return of our PlayStation Lord and Saviour Knack is almost upon us. If you have not yet welcomed the greatest hero of our age into your life, then worry not, as you still have time to atone for your ignorance. How, you ask? Well for starters, you can follow the instructions that we've laid bare below. Complete...