News - August, 2018

Friday31st Aug 2018

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 5.56 Puts in Surprise Appearance

    New optional system software available now

    The wait goes on for hard details on PlayStation 4 firmware update v6.00, but that hasn’t stopped Sony from releasing PS4 firmware update v5.56 in the interim. As you may probably anticipate, this is a bog-standard “system performance” improving patch which doesn’t make any noticeable adjustments at...

Saturday1st Sep 2018

  • News Marvel's Spider-Man PS4 Reviews Will Run on 4th September

    Swing time

    There’s a good chance you already know whether Marvel’s Spider-Man is for you, but reviews of the PlayStation 4 exclusive will go live on 4th September. Insomniac Games’ anticipated open world adventure is shaping up to be one of the biggest releases of the year, and we’ll have full coverage from 7AM Pacific. While the...

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  • News Spider-Man PS4's Puddle Drama Is An Absolute Embarrassment

    Water load of rubbish

    Insomniac Games changed a puddle in Marvel’s Spider-Man and it’s one of the biggest talking points on sites like Reddit right now. A screenshot “comparison” – which has been circulating for some time but has blown up this week – shows a scene from the title’s E3 2017 demo compared to a more recent build, and...

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    Review PES 2019: Pro Evolution Soccer

    Sean Dyche-mann

    Before even releasing to the public, PES 2019: Pro Evolution Soccer is at a severe disadvantage when compared to last year’s iteration. Konami has always struggled when it comes to licensing, but after losing the rights to the Champions League, Europa League, and UEFA Super Cup to its main competitor FIFA, its representation...

  • Rumour Platform Named 'Erebus' Found in Unreal Engine 4, Could Be PS5

    Speaking in code

    There's no denying that PlayStation 5 is on its way, and we now have a fresh rumour to add to the pile. A ResetEra user has unearthed a new platform within Unreal Engine 4 named 'Erebus', and there's some evidence that it could turn out to be Sony's next generation console. In the two images below, we can see a list of known...

  • News Destiny 2: Forsaken Gets 24 Minutes of PS4 Exclusive Strike Gameplay

    It's got worms

    Nab Destiny 2: Forsaken on PlayStation 4 and you'll get access to an exclusive Strike called Broodhold. It sees players shoot a lot of evil aliens and, er, pick up large worms. That's pretty much all we gathered from the PlayStation Underground gameplay that we've embedded above, anyway. To be fair, it looks like another...

  • News Battlefield V Delayed to November for Gameplay 'Adjustments'

    Fall back

    EA and DICE have just confirmed that Battlefield V will no longer be launching on the 19th October. The World War II shooter will now deploy on the 20th November, a month later than originally planned. According to a statement on the title's official website, the delay is a result of the developer wanting to make "meaningful...

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    Review Brawlout

    Neuter Smash Bros.

    It's going to be near impossible to write this review without at least mentioning Super Smash Bros., so let's just get it out of the way. Brawlout is essentially Super Smash Bros. It takes the skeleton of Nintendo's hugely popular fighter but obviously adds its own character roster. Each combatant has a damage percentage that...

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    Review God of War III Remastered

    Titan fall

    Republished on Wednesday 29th August 2018: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of September's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. God of War has, over the course of six entries, got itself into a bit of a rut. Make no mistake, each instalment has been consistently excellent –...

  • News PlayStation Plus September 2018 Games Announced

    A huge month for PS4

    Wow, September is a huge month for PlayStation Plus subscribers. On PlayStation 4, you're getting Destiny 2 (the base game, not the expansions) and the stellar God of War III Remastered. Thanks to cross-buy, the PS4 gets Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (also on PS3 and Vita), Foul Play (also on Vita), Q.U.B.E...

  • News New US PlayStation Store Sale Brings Bargains for PS Plus Members

    PS Plus Specials

    There's good news for Stateside PlayStation Plus members, as a new sale has recently kicked off on the US PS Store. Called 'PS Plus Specials', the offer applies discounts to dozens of games for members of Sony's subscription service. The included titles aren't all mega hits, but there are some decent offerings to be found. Monster...

Thursday30th Aug 2018

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    Review Firewall Zero Hour

    You've been Tango'd

    We’re not sure whether they’re brave or stupid, but developers will insist on releasing online-only multiplayer games for PlayStation VR. Fortunately for Firewall Zero Hour it’s one of the better attempts yet, but it’s still plagued by the long waiting times that have affected titles like StarBlood Arena and Sparc in the...

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  • News PS Vue Adds a Bunch of Local Broadcast Stations

    Now offering over 450 local stations across the US

    Sony doesn’t seem to be overly satisfied with uptake of its television streaming service PlayStation Vue, but it continues to get pretty strong reviews from subscribers. And as of today it’s set to expand across the United States, with the addition of hundreds of local ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC...

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Monday27th Aug 2018

  • News Spider-Man PS4 Spoilers Are Starting to Invade the Web

    Your spider-sense should be tingling

    Oh, no! Marvel’s Spider-Man is well and truly out in the wild, and the web is awash with spoilers already. Pretty much everywhere you look right now are comments on Insomniac Games’ latest, from the villain encounters through to a list of every suit available in the game. There are also YouTube videos being...

  • News Cyberpunk 2077 Gets a Full 48 Minute Gameplay Demo

    Finally

    Fair warning: the above video contains a lot of, er, colourful language and nudity. And there it is. CD Projekt Red has finally revealed the gameplay demo for Cyberpunk 2077. Currently, it's only available on the developer's official Twitch channel as a stream, but we'll update this article as soon as it's been uploaded or archived...

  • News Streets of Rage 4 Calls the Cops in SEGA Classic Revival

    No way

    Out. Of. Nowhere! French publisher Dotemu’s clearly not done with retro revivals in the wake of its recent Windjammers 2 announcement, as it’s just confirmed Streets of Rage 4. This is one helluva sentence so it deserves repeating at least once: Streets of Rage 4 has just been freakin’ announced. There are no platforms confirmed yet,...

Tuesday28th Aug 2018

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    Review Strange Brigade

    Hunting horrifying hordes

    As the British Empire’s occult hit squad, the Strange Brigade are dispatched whenever the rampant looting of other cultures leads to supernatural forces being unleashed on the world. While many would argue this may just be karma paying the Brits back for years of colonial oppression, it’s probably best to try and avoid...

Monday27th Aug 2018

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    Review Slime Rancher

    They slimed me

    Few games use pure joy as a central design choice. Fewer still manage to make a world of very little real threat compelling. Indie dev Monomi Park’s cartoonish farming sim Slime Rancher manages to do both. A fine entry into the often neglected feelgood genre, it's good enough to be mentioned in the same breath as Katamari Damacy and...

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    Review Donut County

    Raccoon City

    How many developers can say their game was inspired by a tweet from a parody Twitter account? Donut County's central premise of controlling a hole in the ground and swallowing up objects is wonderfully novel, and has resulted in a game that's more entertaining than you'd think. In the best possible way, it's one of the silliest...

  • News There's a Weird Cyberpunk 2077 Livestream Happening Right Now

    What's it leading up to?

    So... CD Projekt Red has started up a livestream today over on its official Twitch channel, and we've embedded it above. The stream has been live for hours, and the title reads "DATA TRANSMISSION IN PROGRESS_". Cleary it's to do with Cyberpunk 2077, but the stream isn't actually showing much -- it's just lines and...

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  • News God of War Audiobook to Be Narrated by Mimir

    Novel penned by Cory Barlog's father

    A novelisation of Sony Santa Monica’s epic God of War revival is set to release next week, and it’ll be accompanied by an audiobook narrated by none other than Alastair Duncan – also known as Mimir. This is an incredible touch, as the severed head serves as a kind of storyteller throughout the PlayStation 4...

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  • News Earth Defense Force 4.1 Shmup Wings It to PS4

    But only in North America for now

    Spin-off shmup Earth Defense Force 4.1: Wingdiver The Shooter has stealth launched in North America for $19.99. Originally available in Japan, the title flew to Steam in April, but now can be purchased on the PlayStation 4. “Players will step into the shoes of a soldier in Pale Team, an elite branch of the...

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  • News July 2018 NPD: PS4 Can't Make It Six Months in a Row

    Still the best-selling system of the year, though

    We figured that the PlayStation 4, in its fifth term, was going to make way for the newer Nintendo Switch in the NPD hardware charts this year, but it’s actually maintained its position at the top for much of 2018 thus far. A slow July means that it couldn’t quite make it six months in a row,...

Wednesday22nd Aug 2018

  • News Dark Souls Trilogy Is a Three Disc Collection of From's Classics

    Update: Price and availability confirmed

    If you’ve never played any of the Dark Souls games before, then Bandai Namco is preparing a three disc PlayStation 4 trilogy that will get you up to speed. The compilation, due out on 19th October, will include Dark Souls Remastered, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, and Dark Souls III: The Fire...

  • News Sony's Unties Label Is Publishing More Switch Games Than PS4 Ones

    Signs several new titles

    Sony Music Entertainment may wholly own indie publishing label Unties, but the fact that it’s publishing more Nintendo Switch than PlayStation 4 titles these days doesn’t make for great optics. The subsidiary – which is totally independent of Sony Interactive Entertainment – has signed a bunch of new games, and is...

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    Review Death's Gambit

    If at first you don’t succeed

    At Death’s Gambit's main menu, we oversee the aftermath of chaos. "What could possibly have happened here?" we think to ourselves as the music swells. It provides a subtle hint of the events that unfurl, as your character, Sorun, suddenly gets dragged across the muddy terrain after a battle. Despite its gorgeously...

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  • News Marvel's Spider-Man Zips into Warehouses Around the World

    Copies spotted out in the wild

    Someone get J. Jonah Jameson on the blower, because Marvel’s Spider-Man has started swinging its way into warehouses. This snap spotted on Twitter shows a boatload of copies of Insomniac Games’ latest, and the age rating on the cover suggests that the source of the picture is somewhere in Europe. While this...

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  • News UK Sales Charts: Not Much Doing As Crash Bashes the Competition

    Bumper Wumpa

    Imagine being one of those people who didn’t believe in Crash Bandicoot prior to its PlayStation 4 revival. The maniacal marsupial has just secured his eighth consecutive week at the top of the UK sales charts, and this is all fuelled by the recent Nintendo Switch and Xbox One versions – let’s not forget that the character killed...

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  • Guide Shenmue - How to Find the Flashback in the Dojo

    Treasure your friends

    Your main goal in Shenmue is to avenge the death of your father, and so in the early exchanges the game goes to great lengths to depict Ryo Hazuki’s relationship with Iwao. Much of this is achieved via flashback scenes, and in this guide we’re going to show you how to find the flashback in the dojo, which will unlock the...

  • Soapbox Why I Love Shenmue

    Sammy Barker recalls his history with Yu Suzuki's hit series

    Republished on Thursday, 18th August 2018: We're bringing this article back from the archives in celebration of Shenmue I & II's impending release on the PlayStation 4. The original text follows. Originally published on Thursday, 16th July 2015: I don't remember the day that the snow...

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  • Hands On What Kind of Side-Content Is in Marvel's Spider-Man?

    Extra activities

    Marvel’s Spider-Man will see the eponymous superhero battling the Sinister Six over the course of the campaign, with hundreds of henchman recruited to get in the web-slinger’s way. You can expect a dense storyline in Insomniac Games’ latest, exploring Peter Parker’s life as a scientist, as well as his relationships with...

  • News Buy a PS Plus Sub for Three Months of Netflix Free

    PS Plus and chill

    Sony regularly offers PlayStation Plus promotions on the PlayStation Store, and its latest offer will see you score a three month membership to Netflix for free when you add 12 months to your current subscription. The deal – which is live across Europe right now – ends on 24th August, so you’ve got about a week to take...

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    Review F1 2018

    Trulli awesome

    Codemasters’ newest instalment in its celebrated F1 franchise is finally here, promising high-speed thrills, new modes and improved racing mechanics. Essentially, however, F1 2018 is a polished version of F1 2017. Last season’s effort already impressed, but small changes to the 2018 instalment have elevated the game to the most...

  • News Far Cry 5 Goes to the Movies with Final DLC, Dead Living Zombies

    Available soon

    The season pass for Far Cry 5 has been pretty crazy. Not only does it give you Far Cry 3: Classic Edition, but the first two DLC packs have both massively changed things up, going from the Vietnam war all the way to Mars. The third and final DLC, Dead Living Zombies, is yet another wildly different experience, and it's available...

  • Guide Shenmue - How to Find Charlie in the Tattoo Parlor in Dobuita

    Needle in a haystack

    One of the early objectives in Shenmue is to find Charlie in Dobuita, a man who wears a leather jacket, black sunglasses, and has a tattoo on his arm. The problem is that not many of the locals have heard of him, so we’re going to help you to track him down in the local tattoo parlor. Once you’ve found him, you’ll be able...

  • News Super Seducer Creator Would 'Love to Make' a Game Like Bloodborne or Dark Souls

    He's a big fan

    Super Seducer developer and star Richard La Ruina's a big fan of FromSoftware's games, apparently. Speaking to Game Industry in a rather revealing interview, La Ruina says that he and his wife Kate, who's producing Super Seducer 2, "really like FromSoftware games like Bloodborne and Dark Souls". "We'd love to make something like...

  • News Blockbuster Games Get More Affordable in North American PS Store Sale

    Extra savings for PS Plus members

    The never-ending string of PlayStation Store sales will take your wallet hostage yet again this weekend, with the Attack of the Blockbusters promotion on the North American plaza. As you may expect, this mostly consists of behemoth brands like Call of Duty and God of War – the latter going for as little as $34

  • Guide Shenmue - How to Find the Flashback in the Kitchen

    Yummy meal

    Throughout the course of Shenmue, Ryo Hazuki will reminisce about his relationship with his father, and the lessons he taught him. Specifically there are a sequence of cut-scenes throughout the campaign which act as flashbacks, in which Iwao imparts valuable information to his son. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to find the...

  • Guide Shenmue - How to Find the Flashback in the Yard

    Simpler times

    Shenmue is a revenge story, wherein Ryo Hazuki seeks vengeance for the murder of his father, Iwao. In order to highlight the protagonist’s relationship with his parent, there are a series of flashback cut-scenes to find throughout the campaign, which can be triggered by looking at an object or even standing in the right place. In...

  • News Spyro: Reignited Trilogy Delayed to November

    Gnasty

    With such a crowded release schedule over the next couple of months, something had to give. Spyro: Reignited Trilogy was down for launch on 21st September, but Activision and Toys for Bob have announced that the retro remake will be pushed back almost two months. The trilogy will now release on 13th November. Below is the statement from Paul...

Saturday18th Aug 2018

  • News Until Dawn Maker Trademarks Shattered State

    Supermassive lining up Gamescom reveal?

    Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games has trademarked a title called Shattered State, and with Gamescom 2018 right around the corner, we’d bank on some kind of reveal coinciding with the Cologne-based convention next week. Interestingly, the Guildford-based studio filed the trademark itself, suggesting...

Friday17th Aug 2018

Thursday16th Aug 2018

  • Guide Best PS4 Remakes and Remasters

    Blast from the past

    What are the best PS4 remakes and remasters? For years now, we’ve seen games ported, remastered and remade, so that they can be introduced to new audiences. And rose-tinted 'nostalgia vision' is no bad thing, especially when your old favourites look this good on Sony's system. Below, we've compiled a list of what we think...

  • Deals Don't Miss Your Chance to Grab a PS4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition From Amazon UK Today

    Hammer F5 at 10am

    Update: Amazon hasn't been having the best of luck with this limited edition console. After a technical issue the first day, yesterday's second batch went live earlier than it should've, meaning most people anticipating the 10am start were left empty handed. However, this morning, Amazon is allowing more pre-orders, again from 10am...

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    Review We Happy Few

    Joy to the world?

    We Happy Few is a confusing game at first glance. It’s got the trappings, grand scale, and look of a AAA title. But dig a little deeper, and it’s really an indie title masquerading as one of the “big boys”. Given that just about everyone in the game wears a mask, this is a rather enjoyable double entendre, but the real...

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  • News J. Jonah Jameson Lays into Spider-Man in New Open World Trailer

    Not a fan

    It seems that Marvel’s Spider-Man and Shadow of the Tomb Raider are locked in a furious war for trailer superiority, and while Lara Croft’s currently on top, Peter Parker ain’t giving up without a fight. This brand new open world trailer, debuting exclusively on IGN, reveals many of the sandbox activities you can expect to encounter...

Wednesday15th Aug 2018

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  • Guide Upcoming PSVR Games in 2018

    PlayStation VR's second wave

    What upcoming PSVR games are releasing in 2018? Sony’s headset was one of the biggest success stories of 2017, selling over two million units and securing a huge list of high-quality software.  But with the accessory more affordable than ever and an ever-expanding catalogue of must-play titles, we’ve compiled a...

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  • News Bethesda Defends Legal Action Against a Man Who Tried to Resell a Game

    Used and abused

    A strange story started circulating on Polygon overnight involving a man who attempted to resell a sealed copy of The Evil Within 2 as a “new” product on Amazon Marketplace. Bethesda’s law firm Vorys took issue with the listing, and threatened legal action against the individual. The company’s view is that there’s no way to...

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    Review Electronauts

    Audio surf

    The thing that a lot of gamers and even developers forget sometimes is that simple interactions that wouldn’t play on a standard display can shine in virtual reality. Electronauts recognises that, placing you on a cosmic stage hurtling through space and arming you with a series of instruments. There’s very little “game” to speak...

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    Review Anamorphine

    On your bike

    Anamorphine is one of many walking simulator titles available for the PlayStation 4 and is noticeably similar to the likes of Gone Home and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture in the way it explores very mature themes such as depression, drugs, drinking, and suicide. Throughout the game you will follow the character of Elena from the...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 232

    Weekend warriors

    After a break hiatus following the World Cup, the Premier League has already returned, meaning our weekends will be filled with bickering about the results from now on. NFL has also entered pre-season, meaning that there’s no shortage of sport to look forward to. Of course if you’re not a fan of grown men getting sweaty over...

  • News DOOM Eternal's Multiplayer Will Be Developed In-House

    "You're gonna really enjoy it"

    DOOM was one of 2016’s most beloved releases, but you rarely hear anyone mention its disappointing multiplayer mode. There was an opportunity with the reboot to bring back the old-school arena-based combat of old, but developer id Software farmed out the competitive mode to Certain Affinity and it just didn’t come...

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    Review Detached

    We are go for launch

    Virtual reality is at its best when it puts players in places that might otherwise not be attainable: space exploration, fantasy worlds – the possibilities are near infinite. And Anshar Studios Detached is one of those aforementioned space exploration games. Not only that, but it’s a good one, which are a bit harder to...

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  • News Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro Back in Stock at Amazon

    Is your spider-sense tingling?

    Sony’s swish limited edition Marvel’s Spider-Man PlayStation 4 Pro bundle sold out almost as quickly as it was announced last month, but there’s good news for those of you still eager to get your hands on the crimson console: Amazon has a fresh supply of stock available to pre-order. <products id="7790"...

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  • News Red Dead Redemption 2 Posters Have Started Popping Up in the Wild

    News incoming?

    Yet more evidence that we may be close to some long awaited information on Red Dead Redemption 2, posters for the game have been spotted in the wild. @GreatBriTom over on Twitter posted the above photograph, with the advertisement showing four characters from the open world title. If our eyes are working correctly, there's gang...

  • News New Chinese Game Console Rivals the Power of the PS4 Pro

    Power trip

    A brand new machine is entering the console arms race -- in China, at least. AMD, the electronics company who produces the PS4's Jaguar CPU, has partnered with Zhongshan Subor to build a console for the Chinese market, and the details released so far put it on a level with the PS4 Pro, possibly even surpassing it. All the information...

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    Review Madden NFL 19

    Play of the game

    Six months since the Philadelphia Eagles snatched Super Bowl LII from Tom Brady’s greedy clutches, a new season of the NFL beckons, with a fresh crop of rookies all eager to ply their trade in one of the league’s 32 teams. EA Sports, as has been the case for decades now, has also returned with a new entry in its annual Madden...

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    Review Dead Cells

    Dawn of the Dead

    Following a well-documented and successful early access offering on PC, Dead Cells has finally made its way to the PlayStation 4. The title arrives with a good deal of excitement backing it thanks to a promising gameplay loop and a slew of pre-release updates that expanded the game in a variety of ways, but does the experience come...

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  • News Valkyria Chronicles 4 Demo Rolls Out on PS4

    Roger that

    Hit up the European PlayStation Store right now and you should be able to find a playable demo for upcoming strategy role-playing title Valkyria Chronicles 4. You can find it by either going to 'games' and then 'demos', and then scrolling along to 'see all', or you can simply search for Valkyria Chronicles 4 and it should pop up. The...

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  • News PS4 Pro Stock Running Low in the United States

    Getting harder to find

    If you’re in the market for a PlayStation 4 Pro this summer, you may struggle to track one down in the United States right now. While consoles can be found, the system is definitely in short supply, with many online anecdotes indicating that stock is running dry around the country. We had a quick look online, and couldn’t...

  • News Marvel's Spider-Man Has an In-Game Social Media Feed

    And it's freakin' great

    One of the things we stumbled upon during our Marvel’s Spider-Man demo this week is an in-game social media feed, which you’ll find in the open world exclusive’s menu screen. This fictional Twitter updates constantly as you progress through the game, with the web-slinger updating the world on his adventures. Some...

  • News Tekken 7 Director Katsuhiro Harada Competes in His Own Game at EVO 2018

    The man himself

    Always up for some fun, Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada has entered EVO this year, competing in the Tekken 7 tournament. This isn't the first time that Harada has played competitively in his own game, but his attendance is always a crowd-pleaser. In the video that we've embedded above, Harada fights in an early pools...

Sunday5th Aug 2018

  • News FIFA 19 Is the Latest Game to Get a Battle Royale Mode

    Well, kinda

    FIFA 19 will spice up the ol’ series mainstay Exhibition with a few nifty new options this year. In addition to being able to play FA Cup and Champions League matches, complete with all of the custom presentation and commentary you’d expect of such occasions, you’ll also be able set up mini-series events (‘Best Of’ matches,...

  • News Brand New Spider-Man PS4 Trailer Running in UK Cinemas

    Features more Miles Morales

    Sony’s running a brand new trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man in UK cinemas right now. The video – which is yet to sneak its way online – purportedly features more of Miles Morales and Silver Sable. Those that go to see Ant-Man & The Wasp – which officially launched in Britain this week – will get to see the...

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  • News Monkey King: Hero Is Back to Boast 10-Plus Hour Campaign

    Ape escape

    Oasis Games, the Hong Kong-based organisation working with Sony and October Media to help release PlayStation 4 exclusive Monkey King: Hero Is Back worldwide, has said that the movie adaptation will feature a campaign “over 10 hours” in length. “ aims to bring the authentic Chinese spirit from the film to a global audience via a...

Friday3rd Aug 2018

  • News Colin Kaepernick's Name Scrubbed from Madden NFL 19

    It's not in the game

    Colin Kaepernick, the ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback who’s caught up in a political hurricane, has had his name scrubbed from a song on the soundtrack of Madden NFL 19. The song, Big Bank by YG, has various profanities which have been digitally edited out in order to maintain the American football game’s age rating –...

  • News Nautical Roguelike Sunless Sea Sets Sail to PS4 This Year

    Wave ya

    Sunless Sea has been lost in the oceans of PC gaming for three years, but finally the nautical roguelike is scheduled to crash the beaches of the PlayStation 4 this year. Failbetter Games' alternate history Victorian sailing sim sees you plunging the depths of Unterzee, learning all you can before inevitably perishing and doing it all over...

  • News NBA 2K18 Slam Dunks 10 Million Units Worldwide

    Backboard breaker

    NBA 2K18 may have found itself at the centre of a microtransaction storm, but the series is still ballin’, with the latest edition selling a milestone 10 million units worldwide. That’s a franchise record, and double the average number of sales for all previous versions. “NBA 2K18 is our highest-selling sports title ever,”...

  • News Awesome Animated Short Amps Anticipation for Dead Cells

    Out next week

    Dead Cells is one of those games that makes a brilliant first impression; we were instantly smitten with it when we randomly tried it at a convention last year. The good news is that the Castlevania-inspired roguelite launches next week on the PlayStation Store, and in order to celebrate that developer Motion Twin has prepared a pretty...

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  • News PlayStation Plus August 2018 Games Announced

    Yet another solid month

    August's PlayStation Plus lineup has been revealed, and it's yet another reasonable month. On PlayStation 4, subscribers get Mafia III and Dead by Daylight. Sony's also throwing Here They Lie into the mix, which is PlayStation VR compatible. Speaking of extras, Knowledge Is Power is your bonus PlayLink title...

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    Review Knowledge Is Power

    Limited power

    Fresh from releasing the inaugural PlayLink title That’s You in July, Wish Studios has come back with a second game for Sony’s smartphone-based lineup: Knowledge Is Power – a one to six player quiz game. While it’s more orthodox compared to the delightful oddball that was That’s You, the Brighton studio’s...

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    Review Mafia III

    An offer you might want to refuse

    1968 was a turbulent year in United States history. With both the Vietnam War in full swing, and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in April of that year, there was a rising tide of non-violent protest and civil disobedience, especially by African-Americans, who wanted the equality they should rightfully be...

  • News Relaunched Official Persona Site Sparks Some Speculation

    Personal touch

    The official Japanese website for the Persona franchise, titled Persona Channel, has just been relaunched by Atlus. The site houses information on everything Persona, from the games to anime adaptations, and licensed merchandise to live events. Its relaunch could mean absolutely nothing -- we have to stress that -- but that hasn't...

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    Review Dead by Daylight

    Masochistic mechanisms

    The last few years have seen numerous attempts at the asymmetrical multiplayer experience, but none have exactly hit the mark to such a degree as say, the infamous Team Deathmatch format. The most memorable of these attempts is Evolve, which saw an alright reception, progressively dwindling player numbers, and a confusing...

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    Review Here They Lie

    And here they’ll stay

    When Sony set out to launch its own virtual reality headset, one of the most important things that it had to do is make sure that it had lots of games released alongside it. Through the years, the games industry has seen many a peripheral fail miserably due to a lack of support. To combat this, an impressively large launch...

  • News Get Ready for More Arch Tempered Elder Dragons in Monster Hunter: World

    God help us

    Just the mere mention of Arch Tempered Elder Dragons is enough to make our blood run cold. This month and next, two new event quests will be added to Monster Hunter: World. We've already had event hunts for Arch Tempered Kirin and Arch Tempered Vaal Hazak, so naturally, it's now time for Arch Tempered Kushala Daora and Arch Tempered...

  • News DJ's New Music Video Shot Entirely Within Grand Theft Auto V

    Beats on the streets

    Bosnian DJ Solomun has released a new track called Customer is King, and we quite like it -- but we're not here just to shill for some hot beats. No, we're writing this story because the music video for Solomun's new groove was made entirely within Grand Theft Auto V in collaboration with developer Rockstar. It's pretty...

Thursday2nd Aug 2018

  • News June 2018 NPD: PS4 Outsells All Current-Gen Competitors

    But can't beat the NES

    We really thought this would be the year where the PlayStation 4 starts to slow down a bit, but Sony’s console has continued to storm the United States hardware charts, beating all of its current-gen competitors for a fifth successive month. Amazingly, the system was actually outsold by the NES Classic in June 2018, although...

Wednesday1st Aug 2018