News - September, 2018

Monday1st Oct 2018

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 19 Is Already the Biggest Game of the Year

    But sales are down compared to 2018

    FIFA 19 sprung Marvel Spider-Man’s offside trap to secure the biggest launch of 2018 in the UK – even though physical sales are down 25 per cent year-over-year. It’s worth remembering that GfK Chart-Track only takes into account physical sales right now, so the digital data may skew matters somewhat. The...

Sunday30th Sep 2018

  • News Rocket League Cross-Play Seems Likely on the PS4

    Open goal

    Now that Sony’s opened its doors to cross-play on the PlayStation 4, another title seems likely to jump aboard. Rocket League, which is one of the games that the Japanese giant’s previous policy blocked, is looking like it’ll support players across Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PS4 soon, as

Saturday29th Sep 2018

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  • News Minecraft's Better Together Update Could Yet Come to PS4

    Cross-play conversation re-opened

    Fortnite wasn’t the first game to start the cross-play conversation: it was actually Minecraft. You may remember Microsoft announcing the Better Together update for every system but the PlayStation 4, because back then the Japanese giant wasn’t playing ball. It’s slowly opening up its do

Saturday29th Sep 2018

Friday28th Sep 2018

  • Guide Best PS4 Games

    PlayStation 4's top 50 games

    What are the best PS4 games? The PlayStation 4 is in the latter half of its lifecycle now, and with age comes a substantial library of games. With such a huge selection of top quality titles, it can be tough deciding what to buy or play, and that's why we've put together this list of what we think are the top 50 games on...

  • News Sony Cancels PSX 2018 As It Looks Ahead to Next Year

    "We don't want to set expectations really high"

    As we expected, there’ll be no PlayStation Experience this year as Sony prepares itself for a mammoth 2019. Speaking on the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast podcast, bigwig Shawn Layden said that the company’s looking forward to 2019 with games like Dreams

  • News So, What Does the Spider-Man PS4 Collector's Edition Statue Look Like After All?

    Spoilers!

    Warning: This article features images of the Marvel's Spider-Man Collector's Edition statue, which contains spoilers. You may remember during the run up to the release of Marvel's Spider-Man that Insomniac Games refused to reveal the lower half of a statue included in the game's Collector's Edition. The studio wanted to keep the statue...

  • News Naughty Dog Releases The Last of Us: Part II's First Music

    Gustavo Santaolalla's back

    The Last of Us’ celebratory Outbreak Day is over, and our faces are still very much intact. Naughty Dog has, however, released Gustavo Santaolalla’s performance of the series’ iconic theme song, which will be used in The Last of Us: Part II: To be brutally honest, we don’t like this recording as much as the...

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Thursday27th Sep 2018

  • Soapbox Warhawk Is One of Sony's Greatest Online Success Stories

    Sammy and Stephen remember a PS3 classic

    Sony’s known for its single player, story games these days – but at the start of the PlayStation 3 era, that wasn’t necessarily the case. With the likes of Halo running amok on the Xbox and the PlayStation Network needing to establish itself, the platform holder pushed new multiplayer series like...

  • News Hitman 2 Goes Gold Ahead of November Release on PS4

    Good work, 47

    It's time to get yourself prepared for your next mission, agent. IO Interactive's follow-up to the excellent assassination sandbox Hitman has just gone gold, meaning the code is complete. Hitman 2 is almost ready for its release on 13th November. Currently, we only know of two confirmed locations for the sequel. The game was...

Wednesday26th Sep 2018

Thursday27th Sep 2018

  • Deals Buy a Bunch of Dr Pepper and Get $20 PSN Credit

    What's the worst that can happen?

    We all know that gaming is at its best when enjoyed alongside a cold refreshing can of Dr Pepper, and Amazon Fresh is doing a deal whereby spending $10 on carbonated sugar-water will land you $20 of PlayStation Store credit free-of-charge. That’s actually, like, a surprisingly good deal – you can even choose 7Up...

Wednesday26th Sep 2018

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  • News Fuji Speedway Arrives in Free Gran Turismo Sport Update

    Plus nine new vehicles

    Japan’s famous Fuji Speedway has been added to Gran Turismo Sport’s track roster as part of a free new update also featuring nine cars and a handful of fresh GT League events. “Following Fuji’s famed 1.5km straight, the first half is a high speed section consisting of tight corners, followed by a technical second half...

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  • Store Update 18th September 2018 (Europe)

    A knockout?

    With both Marvel’s Spider-Man and Shadow of the Tomb Raider already out, September’s biggest releases are already available on the PlayStation Store. This week's update is a little more muted, then, but there are still a handful of titles vying for your attention. Transference, the new PlayStation VR curiosity from Ubisoft, certainly...

Wednesday19th Sep 2018

  • News Dead Rising Developer Capcom Vancouver Closes Down

    Chop till you drop

    The developer of the more recent Dead Rising games, and Capcom’s flagship Western studio, has been shut down. In a statement sent to Kotaku, the Japanese publisher said that the decision to shutter the branch was made after a review of its in-production projects. Essentially, it’s opted to bin the lot and “concentrate...

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  • News NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 Has Too Many Twos in Its Title

    TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME

    2K Sports has attained publishing rights to Saber Interactive’s arcade basketball series, and we’ve ended up with a title as cumbersome as NBA 2K Playgrounds 2. ClintEastwood.gif. Anyway, after a brief rebranding delay, the game’s now due out on 16th October, just in time for the start of the new season. The cover will...

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  • News Assassin's Creed Odyssey Is Finished and Ready for Release

    Ice gold, baby

    Wait, is this coming out soon? Good grief, there really is no let up, is there? Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has gone gold, which means that development is complete and the title is ready for manufacturing ahead of its 5th October release. “We hope you'll enjoy playing the game as much as we did developing it and can't wait to see...

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    PS4

    Review Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk

    Tractie-cal warfare

    Nippon Ichi’s latest release Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk is a first-person dungeon crawler where you play Tractie – that is, the Tractatus de Monstrum – a mysterious book with a soul trapped inside, able to communicate by filling out its pages. Tractie is under the control of a witch named Baba Yaga, or Dronya as...

  • News Catherine: Full Body Is Packing More Than Any of Us Bargained On

    Persona 5 crossover DLC revealed

    Catherine: Full Body is shaping up to be quite the surprise package – in more ways than one. The re-release always promised to expand on the original’s story, but we weren’t expecting quite as much content as is teased in this new Japanese trailer, which hints at a wealth of previously unseen scenes. In many...

  • News Spider-Man PS4 Stock Running Out in Japan

    Fans forced to go digital

    Media Create has expanded upon this week’s Japanese sales charts, revealing that Marvel’s Spider-Man has actually been selling out. The game sold through over 96 per cent of its original retail shipment in the region, forcing fans to turn to the PlayStation Store to snag digital copies of the superhero exclusive. For...

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  • News No News to Share on PSX 2018, Says Sony

    Hoping to have 'more insight' soon

    We asked Sony to clarify its PlayStation Experience plans earlier this week, but didn’t hear back. Fortunately, fans have been badgering PlayStation Blog man Sid Shuman on Twitter – and have finally got a comment out of him. “No news to share,” he said when asked about the possibility of a PSX 2018...

  • News Firewall Zero Hour Outlines Immediate Update Roadmap

    PSVR shooter patching problems

    Well, then – it turns out people like Firewall Zero Hour a helluva lot. As such, it’s exciting to learn that developer First Contact is committing to updating the title, ironing out some of its kinks. Writing on the PlayStation Blog, creative producer Damoun Shabestari shared a little insight into the roadmap of...

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  • News There's a New PS Vita Firmware Update Out Now

    It doesn't do anything

    Sony’s stealth released a new PlayStation Vita firmware update, which pledges improved stability and not a lot else. The new patch, v3.69, presumably puts a band aid over some behind-the-scenes issues, but you won’t be noticing any changes. You can download the patch right now, just head to the Settings application on the...

Wednesday12th Sep 2018

Tuesday11th Sep 2018

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    PS4

    Review Immortal: Unchained

    Hooked on life support

    It feels like every other month or so now that a game will come along with the latest spin on the Souls formula. Immortal: Unchained, from developer Toadman Interactive, is the latest title to offer its own take on what made Dark Souls so special back in 2011, but does it rise to the task of successfully emulating past...

  • News Insomniac Confirms New Game + on the Way for Marvel's Spider-Man on PS4

    A hero's work is never done

    Have you finished Marvel's Spider-Man yet? The game has been out for just a few days, but we imagine a handful of people will have stormed through it over the weekend. If you've completed Spidey's adventure and are itching for more, good news: New Game + mode is on its way. Answering a fan question, Insomniac confirmed...

  • News Are There Even Plans for PSX 2018 At This Point?

    Still not announced

    It’s become part of the gaming fixture list since it debuted in Las Vegas almost four years ago, but it’s perhaps worth pointing out that PlayStation Experience 2018 has not been announced yet. Last year, the platform holder confirmed the event as early as June, but it hasn’t said a word about whether it will be hosting the...

  • News North American PS Store Sale Discounts PS4 Games Big and Small

    PlayStation Picks

    The US PlayStation Store, much like its European equivalent, is no slouch when it comes to sales, and this won't be changing any time soon. There's a brand new offer on the Store called PlayStation Picks, and it brings bargains to a wide range of PS4 titles. Among the hundreds of games included are the likes of Battlefield 1,...

  • News Capcom Reveals Mega Man 11 PS4 Collector's Edition

    It rocks, man

    For the die-hard Mega Man fans among us, the Collector's Edition for Mega Man 11 is definitely worth a look. Announced today by Capcom, the snazzy set includes the game, an 80-page art book, and some fancy lithographs, and it all comes packaged in a retro style box. It looks pretty swish, doesn't it? The Collector's Edition is...

  • News Tekken 7 Patch 2.01 Fixes a Few Broken Moves, Out Now on PS4

    #NerfedLars

    Tekken 7's mega Season 2 update released last week, balancing the entirety of the character roster while also adding new moves. However, it hasn't gone quite as smoothly as planned. Just hours after the patch landed, proficient players started noticing questionable alterations. Some moves, like Lars' now infamous super-fast and deadly...

Wednesday12th Sep 2018

  • News Call of Duty's Blackout Player Count Just Increased by Eight

    More chumps to roast

    There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s new Battle Royale-themed Blackout mode, and it seems like developer Treyarch’s making some pretty impressive adjustments on the fly. With the beta in progress on the PlayStation 4, game design director David Vonderhaar has confirmed on Twitter that the mode’s...

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  • Store Update 11th September 2018 (Europe)

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider! NBA 2K19! NHL 19!

    While the PlayStation Store updates aren’t necessarily getting bigger, the blockbusters are coming on a consistent schedule now. This week, following Marvel’s Spider-Man, is Shadow of the Tomb Raider. The game’s divided critics somewhat, but it sounds like a solid romp regardless of your persuasion...

Monday10th Sep 2018

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  • News One of Spider-Man PS4's Most Heartfelt Easter Eggs Has Turned Sour

    Don't worry, no spoilers ahead

    Back in May, Twitter user @topnotch1210, real name Tyler Schultz, tweeted out to Insomniac Games in the hopes that the studio would include a small easter egg for him inside Marvel's Spider-Man that would allow him to propose to his girlfriend. After some back and forth, it was agreed that the words "Madison, will...

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    PS4

    Review Punch Line

    Surprisingly not pants

    Before we started playing Punch Line we weren’t really sure what to expect. All we’d heard about the game was that if the main protagonist looks at a lady's undies twice then the world would end. Yup, the set-up sounds completely bonkers and we were fully expecting the game to be mostly fan service, with a bunch of cheap...

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  • News Devil May Cry 5 Opening Scenes Leaked

    Early spoilers are out there

    It's not even near its release date and leaked Devil May Cry 5 scenes are already loose on the internet. While the original recording of said scenes has been taken down, this didn't stop speedy users reposting the video around the web. Via Rezoura's YouTube channel, the video showcases some...

  • News Hellpoint Brings Sci-Fi Souls to PS4 in 2019

    You asked for it

    It's the mishmash that fans have been clamouring for for years now, and it looks like developer Cradle Games is finally set to deliver on that potential. Hellpoint is a Souls-like that takes place in a sci-fi setting aboard a supposedly deserted space station, and it's due for release on PlayStation 4 in 2019. The experience is set...

  • News Cervantes and Raphael Leaked for SoulCalibur VI

    Arr, we've got a leak

    Whoops! Two more SoulCalibur VI characters have been leaked ahead of their official reveal. Mainstay baddie Cervantes and sinister swordsman Raphael were actually playable at a recent event, meaning that someone at Bandai Namco has made a huge mistake. Footage of said fighters has been removed from around the 'net, but you can...

  • News Cyberpunk 2077 to Have Photo Mode

    Capture the moments of tomorrow

    Time to polish those photography skills, as not only our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man will be roaming the streets with a trusty camera. Recently, a fan on Twitter asked the masterminds behind Cyberpunk 2077 whether there will be "chances to see a third person view option, just to make amazing...

Saturday1st Sep 2018