News - 2017, Week 39

Sunday1st Oct 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...

Sunday1st Oct 2017

Saturday30th Sep 2017

Friday29th Sep 2017

Saturday30th Sep 2017

Friday29th Sep 2017

Thursday28th Sep 2017

  • 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...

Friday29th Sep 2017

Thursday28th Sep 2017

Friday29th Sep 2017

Wednesday27th Sep 2017

  • 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...

Thursday28th Sep 2017

Wednesday27th Sep 2017

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

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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...

  • 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...

Tuesday26th Sep 2017

Monday25th Sep 2017

  • 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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    PS Vita

    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...

Tuesday26th Sep 2017

Monday25th Sep 2017