News - 2017, Week 39

Sunday1st Oct 2017

Saturday30th Sep 2017

Friday29th Sep 2017

Thursday28th Sep 2017

Wednesday27th Sep 2017

  • 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...

  • 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...

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    PS4

    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...

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

    BETHESDAAAAA

    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...

  • 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...

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    PS4

    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...

  • News Donate to Charity and Get 15 PS4 Games for Pocket Change

    Not a bad deal

    THQ Nordic has brought back its Humble Bundle from earlier in the year, meaning that you can get up to 15 PlayStation 4 games for $15, which is a bargain really. Not all of the games are great, but you do get both Darksiders titles, as well as a few PS2 Classics like Red Faction and both Destroy All Humans! instalments. If you’re...

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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...

  • 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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    PS4

    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...

  • 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...

  • News Shadow of War DLC Character Goes Free Following Controversy, Confusion

    Warner Bros. apologises

    Last year, Monolith executive producer Mike Forgey sadly passed away. To honour his memory, the developer created a Middle-earth: Shadow of War character named Forthog Orc-Slayer, who randomly appears to save protagonist Talion's life if he's about to be struck by a killing blow in combat. It was certainly a nice idea...

  • News This Is the Greatest Squad You Can Assemble in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team

    Squad goals

    With an average rating of 90 and a chemistry of 100, this is the best possible squad you can build in FIFA 18’s Ultimate Team mode. The squad – number crunched by bookmakers bwin – has a perilous La Liga-led front three, including Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, and ol’ plastic chops Cristiano Ronaldo. They’re backed by a midfield...

  • News Learn All About Ancient Egypt in Free Assassin's Creed Origins Update

    Assassins turned edutainment

    Assassin’s Creed Origins promises to teach you about the history of Ancient Egypt with a free update due out in 2018. The bonus content – named Discovery Tour – will allow you to free-roam the title’s entire map without combat or obstruction, enabling you to take “guided tours curated by historians and...

  • News Agents of Mayhem Developer Volition Struck by Layoffs

    Deep Silver supposedly unhappy with sales

    Volition, the developer behind Agents of Mayhem but best known for the Saints Row series, has been struck by a round of layoffs. News comes courtesy of Kotaku sources, though owner Deep Silver has yet to comment on the situation. Reports suggest that more than 30 people have been made redundant, from a team...

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...

  • 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...

  • 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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    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...

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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 Here's 40 More Minutes of Monster Hunter: World on PS4, This Time in English

    Feature creature

    So, who wants more Monster Hunter: World? We've already seen plenty of footage off the back of Tokyo Game Show 2017, but if you've still got a hankering for some beastly battles, then check out PlayStation Access' EGX 2017 livestream archive, which we've embedded above. This is the English version of action role-playing...

  • Hands On Job Simulator and Pesky Produce Collide in Shooty Fruity

    Clean up in aisle three

    You can imagine the design discussions at nDreams. “I quite like Job Simulator,” posits one developer, “and static shooting galleries work well in virtual reality. Couldn’t we, like, combine the two?” Voila! Shooty Fruity falls from a tropical tree. Unsurprisingly, this is a fun but derivative PlayStation VR game...

  • News You're the Hero in This New Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Trailer

    Zero to hero

    Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet's got a new trailer, and it's probably our best look at the third-person shooter's story so far. As previously reported, you're not forced to take on the role of protagonist Kirito this time around, instead stepping into the shoes of your own custom hero. Kirito, meanwhile, is relegated to being a...