News - September, 2017

Saturday30th Sep 2017

  • Feature 20 PSone Games We Want on a PlayStation Classic Mini

    The king's classics

    Republished on Saturday, 30th September, 2017: We're bringing this article back from the archives following the release of the SNES Classic Mini. The original text follows. There’s no doubting that the PSone is one of the greatest video game consoles of all time. The plethora of brand new IP, quality RPGs, and...

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  • Deals PS4 FIFA 18 Bundles Are Outrageously Cheap in the UK

    You can get a PS4 for £150 now

    We’ve posted about the PlayStation 4’s various FIFA 18 bundles in the past, but this topic deserves revisiting: you can currently buy a 500GB console alongside a copy of EA Sports’ latest soccer sim for £199.99 on Amazon UK. Considering the game’s going for £49.99 alone, it means you’re practically getting...

  • News Why Is Sony Turning Off Gravity Rush 2's Servers After a Year?

    Don't we pay enough for PlayStation Plus?

    Sony is switching off Gravity Rush 2’s servers a year after the game launched, and this is becoming far too common as far as we’re concerned. The company has already killed both The Tomorrow Children and Kill Strain in less than 12 months, and while Kat’s sophomore story is not nearly as reliant on...

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  • News Star Wars Battlefront 2 Has More Offline Content Than Campaign

    Arcade mode brings bot matches

    Star Wars Battlefront 2 seems much more complete than its predecessor, adding space battles and a single player campaign to the mix. But there’s additional good news for offline players: Arcade mode will enable you to take the fight to a bunch of bots – and there’ll even be local split-screen support if that’s...

  • News October PlayStation Plus Games Announced

    Big up the Boss

    So, what's in store for PlayStation Plus subscribers in October? Sony's lifted the lid on next month's offering, with PlayStation 4 users nabbing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Amnesia: Collection. That's a pretty stellar duo, isn't it? Yowza. Also on PS4 by way of Vita cross-buy are Hue and Sky Force...

  • News Virgin Media Users Suffer With PSN Sign-In Problems

    We just want to play Destiny 2

    This scribe just tried to sign into the PlayStation Network, only to find the service unavailable. Many Virgin Media users have reported having trouble accessing the network today, with the official PSN server status website saying that: "PlayStation Network services are up and running in your area, but several reports...

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    Review Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

    A diamond in the rough

    Republished on Wednesday 27th September 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of October's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Hideo Kojima's critically acclaimed Metal Gear franchise is known for its showy, fantastical, and often down-right...

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    Review Amnesia: Collection

    In the mouth of madness

    Republished on Wednesday 27th September 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of October's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Usually when people strike up a conversation about the best horror games ever made, you're going to hear someone bring up...

Thursday28th Sep 2017

  • Hands On Bravo Team Fails to Make Its Mark


    Announced back at E3 2017 this year came the arrival of Bravo Team, the first-person PlayStation VR exclusive currently being developed by Supermassive Games — the brains behind PlayStation hits such as Until Dawn, and its soon to be released virtual reality brethren, The Inpatient. Bravo Team’s manifesto offers heart-pumping and...

Wednesday27th Sep 2017

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    Review Hue

    Game of many colours

    Republished on Wednesday 27th September 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of October's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Puzzle games often have a serious problem with striking an even balance between being challenging and fun. Too often...

  • Hands On Monster Hunter: World Is Already a Game of the Year Candidate

    It's that good

    Oh boy! Monster Hunter: World is good. Like, potentially Game of the Year winning good – and that’ll be some feat considering that it’s slated to launch in January. Indeed, having spent a good 45 minutes with the title thus far, we suggest you let your scepticism for this PlayStation 4 instalment slide – it’s everything...

  • News Skyrim's Getting a Full Survival Mode, But It's Part of the Crappy Creation Club


    Skyrim's getting a survival mode? Cool! Or so we thought. Bethesda has revealed that it's bringing an all-new survival mode to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition. It adds all the things that you'd expect, like having to eat, drink, and sleep in order to survive. Temperature also plays a part, meaning that you'll have to...

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    Review Final Fantasy IX

    Mist opportunity?

    Final Fantasy IX is among of the best, if not the best entry in one of gaming's most illustrious franchises. It's a sweeping tale of adventure, friendship, war, loss, and oglops. It's a role-playing masterpiece produced by a studio that, back in the year 2000, was at the very top of its game. And now, the glorious PSone classic has...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Has a Disastrous Launch on PS4

    Zero hyper combo

    After failing to make any kind meaningful impact in the latest UK charts, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has crashed and burned in Japan, where it barely sold over 8000 copies on PlayStation 4. Historically, the series has never produced a huge hit in the Land of the Rising Sun, but these are still disastrous numbers for the...

  • News Monster Hunter: World's Character Creator Looks Sublime

    Felyne fine

    We have a Monster Hunter: World hands on going live this week and it’s gushing. The long and short of it is that you should be very excited for Capcom’s console-based animal slaughtering sim. And it just keeps getting better, too: this clip fresh out of the Tokyo Game Show demonstrates the release’s mind-bogglingly in-depth...

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Tuesday26th Sep 2017

  • Guide How Do You Play Fortnite: Battle Royale on PS4?

    All aboard the Battle Bus

    Fortnite: Battle Royale is out now on the PlayStation 4 – and you can play the PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds-inspired mode for free. The anticipated 100-person free-to-play multiplayer shooter has been made publicly available as part of patch v1.6.3 today, and you don’t even need a PlayStation Plus subscription to get...

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    Review Fallout 4

    V.A.T.S. more like it

    Republished on Tuesday 26th September 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the release of Fallout 4's Game of the Year edition on PlayStation 4. The original text follows. Well, here we are. Seven years after Bethesda's last crack at post-apocalyptic America, Fallout 4 is easily one of the...

  • Hands On Is Skyrim Any Good with PlayStation VR?

    Fus ro dang

    PlayStation VR, in this author’s opinion, is at its best when it’s offering brief bursts of immersive gameplay like SUPERHOT VR and Batman: Arkham VR. Despite this personal preference, it’d take a very closeted editor to ignore the pent-up demand for meatier experiences from PlayStation’s very vocal fanbase – and games don’t...

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    Review Project CARS 2

    Pick 'n' mix

    You’d have to be Slightly Mad to go up against simulation racing juggernauts Gran Turismo Sport and Forza Motorsport 7 this holiday, but that’s the unfortunate position Project CARS 2 finds itself in. The sequel to the British studio’s somewhat uneven crowd-funded debut attempts to standout by increasing the number of motorsport...

Wednesday27th Sep 2017

Tuesday26th Sep 2017

  • News Sony Doesn't See Much Potential in Portable Platforms

    Game over

    Don’t hold your breath for a new portable PlayStation platform, as Sony has suggested that it doesn’t see much potential in the handheld market. Speaking with Bloomberg, group president Andrew House explained that the company doesn’t see a “huge opportunity” for the sector outside of Asia, and that it’s focusing on living room...

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    Review Blue Reflection

    Reflections of sadness

    Blue Reflection is the latest offering from Gust, the developer who previously brought us the Atelier series. A brand new IP, Blue Reflection focuses on the story of Hinako, a former child ballet star who starts a new high school. She discovers that she's a Reflector, the game’s version of a magical girl, along with her new...

Wednesday27th Sep 2017

  • News PlayStation Plus Sale Brings Subscriber Savings to NA PS4

    Another Plus

    We spend a lot of time praising (or complaining) about the free monthly PlayStation Plus games, but let’s not forget that the perks of the subscription service include the discounts, too. And there’s a new sale live in North America which is designed solely for members, cutting the price of PlayStation 4 games by up to 50 per cent...

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    Review Ruiner

    Buy this game, puppy

    Ruiner marks the first title from Polish developer Reikon Games – and the latest release under Devolver Digital’s publishing initiative. The game fits comfortably alongside the other types of games that the label likes to put its name on, and this is one outing that stands out among an already impressive portfolio. At...

Tuesday26th Sep 2017

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  • Talking Point What Free October 2017 PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    When will October 2017's PS Plus lineup be revealed?

    What’s free with PlayStation Plus next month? That’s the question on everyone’s lips as we reach the tail end of September, with October 2017’s roster of PS+ goodies just days away from being revealed. After a really decent year for the subscription service, we share our speculation for...

  • News Sony's Going to Start Sending Out Real Platinum Trophies

    But only to those fastest in Australia

    Sony will send out real-world Platinum Trophies to four lucky players in Australia – assuming they’re the first in the country to unlock the top trinket in either FIFA 18, Gran Turismo Sport, Call of Duty: WWII, or one other to be announced title. All you need to do to enter is grab the complete set and...

  • UK Sales Charts Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Appears to Flop

    Hyper combo finished

    Count on Capcom to ensure a game starring Spider-Man, Captain America, and Chris Redfield underperforms. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite launched last week – although you’d be forgiven for forgetting – and entered the UK sales charts in 12th place. It’s a disappointing performance for what is, frankly, a disappointing game...

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    Review Minecraft: Story Mode Season Two - Episode 3: Jailhouse Block

    A happy little review

    Minecraft: Story Mode Season Two - Episode 3: Jailhouse Block starts off with a much more intriguing plot than the first two episodes in the season. Jesse and his companions are locked in a bedrock prison at the bottom of the world which is controlled by the Admin’s loyal followers. They must find a way to escape it and...

  • Hands On Detroit: Become Human Hints at Huge Potential

    Quantic Dream's latest dazzles in demo

    Quantic Dream probably doesn’t get enough respect. While the Parisian developer’s body of work can quite easily be criticised, the studio deserves credit for building big budget, blockbuster experiences that venture outside of the ordinary boundaries we expect for this industry – and creating an entirely...

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    Review Mary Skelter: Nightmares

    Once upon a time

    Based on some of Compile Heart’s previous games we weren’t expecting a lot from Mary Skelter: Nightmares - just a simple dungeon crawler with a bit of fanservice thrown in. What we actually got, however, was something far more interesting. The opening to Mary Skelter is surprisingly dark. The game’s protagonist Jack and his...

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    Review Happy Dungeons

    Smile like you mean it

    Happy Dungeons is a simplistic dungeon crawling hack and slasher which also happens to be a free-to-play title. It's got both online and offline co-op, loot, and a load of different upgrade systems. It'll keep you busy if you find the combat sufficiently entertaining, but as is the case with many a free-to-play release,...

  • News Assassin's Creed Origins Up for Golden Joysticks Game of the Year Despite Not Being Out Yet

    Mario Odyssey, too

    Voting for this year's Golden Joystick Awards has opened, giving us a look at the nominees for the upcoming event. Unsurprisingly, the likes of Horizon: Zero Dawn and Persona 5 are contenders for multiple awards, but what's really caught our attention is the fact that two unreleased games are up for the...

  • News Destiny 2 Is Down for 6 Whole Hours Today

    Six bloody hours?

    With the Faction Rally looming, Bungie will be taking Destiny 2 offline today for a lengthy period of maintenance. If you're in North America, the timing isn't too bad -- the game will be down from 06:00 to 12:00 Pacific. It's a little worse on the East coast, though, where it'll be offline from 09:00 until 15:00 Eastern...

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  • News Sony Ships Another Half Million PlayStation VR Headsets

    But House is concerned by how easily Sony's dominating

    Sony shipped out another 500,000 PlayStation VR headsets during the three month period through June, making it far-and-away the industry leader when it comes to high-level virtual reality experiences. But the extent to which the Japanese giant is dominating the nascent space has group president...

  • News Nintendo Switch Not Affecting PS4's Sales, Says Sony

    Both devices doing well

    The Nintendo Switch has got off to a much stronger start than its predecessor the Wii U, but its early success isn’t cannibalising the PlayStation 4’s sales, according to SIE group president Andrew House. There’s been a good tussle between the two systems recently in the monthly NPD report, but it seems that regardless...

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    Review Maize

    A bad crop

    When we received the code for Maize, a comedic first-person adventure game about sentient corn, we were obviously intrigued. How could we not be? The key art features a stalk of corn listening to a boom box, and in an industry that can at times feel bereft of fresh ideas, this left-field offering from Finish Line Games excited us. Not...

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    Review Planet of the Eyes

    A road less travelled

    Buried beneath the mishmash of platformers new and old comes the emergence of Planet of the Eyes – a funky puzzle platformer originally released for PC and Mac back in 2015. Though not much has changed throughout its transition to the PlayStation 4, it does feel like a welcome one. Guided by the wisdom of one man’s...

Wednesday20th Sep 2017

Thursday21st Sep 2017

  • News Overwatch's Junkertown Map Arrives in Latest Update

    Also includes major hero overhauls

    The latest update for Overwatch is out on the PlayStation 4 and it includes a new escort map called Junkertown. This new map is associated with the Junkers, Junkrat and Roadhog, who recently both received an animated short and a comic detailing parts of their history at Junkertown.  The update also brings...

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    Review Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite


    For a publisher seemingly in need of a success story, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite should be the very definition of an easy win. Indeed, since Marvel vs. Capcom 3 launched, the comic book brand has become an unstoppable force in theatres, with multiple movies becoming record breaking blockbuster hits. And that’s ignoring the fact that...

Tuesday19th Sep 2017

Wednesday20th Sep 2017

  • News You Should Probably Expect More NieR in the Near Future

    A2 go

    You could make a case for NieR: Automata being one of the biggest success stories of 2017. Don’t get us wrong, the game always looked good, but its predecessor was a big commercial bomb – and it didn’t fare particularly well critically either. But the tale of 2B and her android pals captured the imagination of gamers and reviewers alike...

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    Review Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

    Lurking around

    The immersive sim is one of the most rewarding genres in gaming. The more you put into them, the more you get in return, and the Dishonored series is one of the best examples of this in recent years. Death of the Outsider is a smaller scale adventure at around half the length of 2016’s Dishonored 2, but it retains the same brilliant...

Monday18th Sep 2017

  • News Here's Your Very First Look at the Tomb Raider Movie

    Jolie good

    There’s a Tomb Raider movie launching in March 2018, and the marketing machine just went into overdrive. Ahead of a trailer set to debut tomorrow, Warner Bros has released the first poster showing Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft. If we’re being really critical, we don’t like her pose here – it just looks weird. Fortunately, promo...

  • News Code Vein Looks a Little Bit Naff in New Boss Gameplay

    Something something Dark Souls

    We like the idea behind Code Vein, but we're yet to see any footage that really makes us excited to play it. Unfortunately, this latest boss fight gameplay does nothing for us either. When the project was first revealed, it was described as anime Dark Souls, and as much as we hate to compare anything to From Software's...

  • News It Looks Like Gearbox Has Finally Given Up on Battleborn

    The battle's lost

    In a statement that surely no one saw coming, Gearbox has said that it won't be providing any more support for Battleborn going forward. In an official forum post, creative director Randy Varnell wrote "as of this week, there will be no more Battleplans and there is currently no planned content after the Fall Update. Details of any...

  • News Destiny 2 Is Down for Another Few Hours Today

    Quick fix

    More Destiny 2 maintenance is incoming later today as Bungie fiddles with things and introduces a quick update. You'll be unable to log in from 07:00 Pacific/15:00 UK time, and then at 08:00 Pacific/16:00 UK time, anyone still playing the game will be kicked out.  The maintenance is set to last around three hours, until...

Sunday17th Sep 2017

  • 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 A Wild PS4 Firmware Update 4.74 Appears

    Stable as a table

    Sony has released a new PlayStation 4 firmware update – and no, it’s not the underwhelming 5.00 just yet. Weirdly, if you’re in the beta for the new system software, you'll have to install this to play online, which apparently removes you from the test. Really weird. The update itself doesn’t do much other than improve...

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    Review Destiny 2

    Bet the farm

    Three years after the release of Destiny, here we are with a whole new title that's framed as a direct sequel. Hopping to a fresh release was Bungie's best bet when it came to enticing new players into the fray while also catering to the wants of veterans, and so we're left with a very familiar but much improved follow-up. It's safe to...

  • News Sony Has a Smartphone App Smash Hit That Few Realise

    No phoney

    Fate/Grand Order is the biggest mobile game in the world right now. It also happens to be published by Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment. New data shows that the free-to-play role-playing game inspired by the Fate/stay night visual novel was not only the top grossing iOS and Android app in Japan last month – where it...

  • News Incredible Action RPG Dragon's Crown Is Cleaving Its Way to PS4

    Official announcement leaked

    Oh boy oh boy, what do we have here? Leaked on the Niconico page for Atlus' upcoming Tokyo Game Show livestream, it looks like Dragon's Crown is being ported to the PlayStation 4 as 'Dragon's Crown Pro'. For those out of the loop, Dragon's Crown is a jaw-dropping fantasy action role-playing game from Vanillaware --...

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  • Deals Buy a PS4 with FIFA 18 for £200 from Amazon UK

    Or get up to £25 off any gaming goods

    We suspect it’s going to be one of the hottest bundles of the holidays in Europe, but Amazon UK is giving you a little extra incentive to nab a PlayStation 4 Slim with FIFA 18 right now. The retailer has launched a series of discount vouchers for video games which work in the following ways: £5 off a £40...

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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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

Tuesday12th Sep 2017

  • 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...

Monday11th Sep 2017

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

Sunday10th Sep 2017

  • News Destiny 2 Is Looking Like the Sales Smash Hit We All Expected

    Sequel posting huge numbers already

    There were a whopping 1.2 million players on the Destiny 2 servers across all platforms earlier, suggesting that Bungie’s new first-person shooter has been a gargantuan success. The developer just so happens to have announced the tidbit as steamroll success PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds clocks one million...

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...

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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 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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    Review Absolver


    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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  • 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...