News - 2017, Week 32

Sunday13th Aug 2017

Saturday12th Aug 2017

  • News Funko Announces Horizon: Zero Dawn Pop! Figurines

    Vinyl fantasy

    Any franchise with a modicum of mainstream success is guaranteed its own line of bulbous Funko figurines, and Horizon: Zero Dawn is the latest property to get the Pop! vinyl treatment. Naturally, red-headed protagonist Aloy is one of the characters you’ll be able to buy, but she’s joined by that most memorable of companions, Erend...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 181

    The football season is underway, the release calendar is stacked, and we're knee-deep into August – it all means that the business end of the year is imminent. Of course, that gives us plenty of opportunity to natter in your weekly WAYP, so let's get into Issue 181. Sammy Barker, Editor: The start of the football season has convinced me to...

  • News Tekken 7's Sales Are Off to a Pretty Strong Start

    Brawler on track to meet Bandai Namco's expectations

    Tekken 7 is selling well, crossing the 1.66 million sales milestone roughly two months after its launch. Bandai Namco expects the brawler to sell 2.1 million copies by the end of the year, so it’s well on track. Speaking as part of an earnings call, the organisation noted that the majority of...

Friday11th Aug 2017

  • Feature 41 PS2 Classics That Must Come to PS4

    Greatest hits

    With the announcement that all four of Naughty Dog's Jak & Daxter games are coming to the PlayStation 4 via Sony's under-utilised PS2 Classics program, we've been pondering which other last-last-gen titles deserve the upscale-and-Trophies treatment. While we had planned to put together a short list, the Japanese giant's legendary...

  • News Huge No Man's Sky PS4 Patch 1.3 Does Add Multiplayer, Kind Of

    Technically, at least

    Hello Games has released the patch notes for No Man's Sky update 1.3, and they include a couple of surprises. As previously reported, the patch adds new story content and portals which allow you fast travel between locations. On top of all that, though, 1.3 actually adds a form of multiplayer. Kind of. The developer...

  • Soapbox Why Is Sound So Underappreciated in Games?

    Sammy wants you to open your ears

    It’s always about the graphics, isn’t it? Video games are, by their very nature, a visual medium – and we tend to judge technical progress by the number of polygons or pixels being displayed on screen. We analyse in deep detail the lighting, the resolution – heck, the rise of Digital Foundry means that even...

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    Review Mega Man Legacy Collection 2

    A bit of new, a bit of bold

    When we reviewed the original Mega Man Legacy Collection, we gave the game a favourable score, mentioning that it was an affordable compilation of classic ports that would fill your time ahead of the then-anticipated Mighty No. 9. A lot has changed since then. It’s no secret that Keiji Inafune’s spiritual successor...

  • Poll 1 Year Later, What Are Your Thoughts on No Man's Sky?

    Sky's the limit

    No Man's Sky first launched one year ago yesterday. Or the day before, depending on your region. After years of hype, the sci-fi exploration title was met with a rather lukewarm reception. Reviews were mixed, as was player opinion, but the game did secure a hardcore following. For a while, developer Hello Games went dark, but it...

  • News New Everybody's Golf Trailer Outlines Absolutely Everything

    Par for the course

    Over in Japan, they love making these uber-long trailers that outline absolutely everything you can expect to find in an upcoming game. We don’t have the attention span to make the super-length clips work in the Western world, but this Everybody’s Golf video is pretty easy to follow – despite its narration belonging to a...

  • News Upcoming PS4 RPG Battle Chasers: Nightwar Gets a Cool Opening Animation

    Chase this

    Publisher THQ Nordic has uploaded the opening animation for Battle Chasers: Nightwar, and it's worth a watch. The gorgeous looking role-playing game, which is due to release near the start of October, has a diverse cast of playable heroes, and they all have their part to play in this intro movie. Has any one warrior in particular caught...

  • News Here's Sonic Mania's Bad Ass Opening Animation

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    When this author was a nipper he used to regularly boot up Sonic CD (the European version!) in order to watch its ridiculous intro movie. If you try, you can do anythinnng! Anyway, as you’d expect, Sonic Mania has a similar animated intro movie, and after it leaked on the Internet overnight, SEGA decided to upload it in full...

  • News Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Kills Some Strangers in Gameplay Trailer

    One and Dunwall

    We reckon it’s probably fair to say that Dishonored: Death of the Outsider was one of those E3 2017 announcements that very quickly got overshadowed by bigger games. Fans of Dishonored 2 should be looking forward to this standalone story, though, as it looks to add a slew of flashy new combat options to an already impressive suite...

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