News - 2017, Week 16

Saturday22nd Apr 2017

Friday21st Apr 2017

Saturday22nd Apr 2017

Friday21st Apr 2017

Saturday22nd Apr 2017

Friday21st Apr 2017

Saturday22nd Apr 2017

Friday21st Apr 2017

Thursday20th Apr 2017

Friday21st Apr 2017

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    PS4

    Review Full Throttle Remastered

    Asphalt and trouble

    Never has the fallibility of memory been clearer than when revisiting video games from the past. It can be surprising just how big the gulf between recollection and reality can be, leaving you to wonder if your brain just might be responsible for some of the greatest video game remasters of all time. As with last year's...

  • News March 2017 NPD: Two PS4 Exclusives in Top Five Spots

    Horizon: Zero Dawn and MLB The Show 17 start strong

    United States sales tracking firm NPD has changed its public data release format yet again this month, revealing the top 20 best-selling titles in America for March – with some digital included. You may recall that the organisation already announced hardware results, with the Nintendo Switch's...

Thursday20th Apr 2017

Wednesday19th Apr 2017

Thursday20th Apr 2017

  • News Fancy a Better Look at 2B's Backless Costume in NieR: Automata?

    Oh, you're actually here for the new gameplay?

    NieR: Automata's getting new DLC which will add additional Colosseum battles to the game, alongside a fresh batch of threads for each of the title's primary protagonists. These outfits are based upon the origina—oh what the heck, here's 2B's backless dress in all of its glory: The add-on pack –...

Wednesday19th Apr 2017

  • News Watch Dogs 2's Biggest Ever Update Drops This Month

    Adds PvP, online races, more

    Watch Dogs 2 garnered a decent amount of praise when it launched late last year, but its arrival didn't really set the world alight. Although it's commonly considered to be a sequel that improves upon just about everything that its predecessor got right, it released in a crowded period and was unfortunately overlooked by...

  • News Marvel Heroes Omega Enters Closed Beta on PS4 This Week

    Here's how you can get in

    Marvel Heroes Omega, the free-to-play PlayStation 4 action role-playing game, is entering closed beta from Friday, 21st April – and you'll be able to pay for access. While the final version of the superhero outing will be complimentary, those of you who purchase the founder's pack will be guaranteed access to the...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Numbers Continue to Drop as Software Dries Up

    Yawn

    The Japanese sales charts haven't made for especially interesting reading in weeks - at least as far as PlayStation goes. Since the launch of the Nintendo Switch last month, the PlayStation 4 has been pushed out of focus due to a lack of notable software releases. Naturally, this also means that hardware figures are in a gradual decline, with...

  • News Ex-Quantic Dream Employees Reference Unannounced PS4 Project

    Prior to Detroit's announcement

    Oh FFS! There's a strong rumour doing the rounds that Quantic Dream is busy beavering away on a second PlayStation 4 project in addition to Detroit: Become Human – except it's the flakiest piece of reporting we've seen in some time. While it wouldn't exactly be shocking to learn that the French outfit is prototyping...

  • News So, You Can Become a Character in Drawn to Death

    Sony launches new competition

    It seems a lot of people loathe Drawn to Death, but we really like it – or at least, this author did anyway. If you're one of those that doesn't enjoy the hand-sketched third-person shooter, then you may want to quietly toodle out of this thread before tediously reminding us how "terrible" it is in the comments...

  • News Scheduled PlayStation Network Maintenance Returns Next Week

    But it shouldn't really affect you

    People like to complain, but there's no doubt that the PlayStation Network has improved a lot these past couple of years. There hasn't been a proper outage in months, and things generally feel much more stable these days than they did at the start of the generation. Still, maintenance is required if an online...

  • News Bandai Namco Trademarks Pac-Man Maker in Europe

    Pinky and Clyde

    Sounds like you may be making your own Pac-Man stages soon, as Bandai Namco has trademarked a title named Pac-Man Maker in Europe. There's no other information – though it seems quite self-explanatory from where we're sitting – but we'd expect some kind of announcement in the relatively near future. To be clear, there's no...

Thursday20th Apr 2017

  • Video VR Invaders Arms You with a Shooter and a Shield

    Offence to defence

    PlayStation VR developers seem to be going in one of two directions right now: cockpit shooters or stationary arcade shooters. VR Invaders: Complete Edition falls into the latter camp, seeing you dive into the shoes of a dude who has to destroy rogue viruses in a virtual reality computer or something. It's proper meta. There is a...

Tuesday18th Apr 2017

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    PS4

    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...

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    PS4

    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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    PS4

    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...

  • 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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    PS4

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

    Marvel?

    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 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...

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    PS4

    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'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...

Monday17th Apr 2017

Tuesday18th Apr 2017

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    PS4

    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...

Monday17th Apr 2017

  • Hands On Behind the Wheel of Gran Turismo Sport

    On track?

    Are we allowed to write about this? Gran Turismo Sport's closed beta agreement terms specifically stipulate that the server stress test can't be talked about, but video platforms are filled with footage and public forums are chatting pretty openly about the racer. Hmm, for the purposes of this hands on preview, let's just pretend that...

  • News Sony to Shut Kill Strain Servers Less Than a Year After Launch

    Sports Champions, ModNation Racers, and more to also get the chop

    Call it a hunch, but we don't think Sony San Diego's asymmetric MOBA Kill Strain quite worked out as intended. You may recall the platform holder laying off the portion of the team that worked on the free-to-play foray last September, and now it's announced its intention to close the...

  • News Square Enix's Top Brass Becomes Bad Guy in NieR Automata DLC

    Plus, 2B's taking off most of her clothes

    NieR Automata is getting new downloadable content which will allow you to take on Square Enix's top brass. The publisher's President and CEO Yosuke Matsuda and Platinum Games gaffer Kenichi Sato will both appear in new Colosseums scheduled to launch on 2nd May in Japan (and later in the West) as part of the...

Tuesday18th Apr 2017

Monday17th Apr 2017