News - 2018, Week 16

Sunday22nd Apr 2018

Monday23rd Apr 2018

  • News UK Sales Charts: God of War Sets New Series Record

    And so does Yakuza

    The new God of War game is the series’ fastest selling entry in the UK – and that’s despite data tracking only a couple of days’ worth of physical sales. In terms of purely boxed units, it outsold God of War III by 35 per cent, but it’s worth remembering that digital sales have increased dramatically in recent years, so...

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  • News Valve Acquires Firewatch Developer Campo Santo

    In the valley of Gaben

    Valve has acquired acclaimed indie developer Campo Santo, the team behind vibrant walking simulator Firewatch and the upcoming In the Valley of Gods. While the studio will relocate to Bellevue, it’ll continue to operate autonomously, meaning that it will still be making its own games on its own terms. Presumably it’ll just...

Saturday21st Apr 2018

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Thursday19th Apr 2018

  • News God of War Patch Makes Day One Alterations on PS4

    Several tweaks ahead of launch

    God of War has a day one patch on PlayStation 4 ahead of its official launch tomorrow (20th April). Fortunately, the update isn't especially huge, weighing in at 593.5MB. So, what does it do? Well, nothing too exciting, but it does appear to make a few important alterations. Here are the full patch notes: Enemy...

  • Guide God of War Combat Tips and Tricks for Beginners

    Getting started with Kratos' latest

    While there are many different elements to the new God of War game, you’ll be spending most of your time battling Norse nasties with Kratos’ ever-reliable frost axe. Before you get stuck in with Sony Santa Monica’s latest and greatest, though, we figured we’d compile some combat tips and tricks to help the...

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    Review God of War

    God tier

    God of War: Ascension may have been entertaining, but it showed that Kratos had lost the Midas touch. Sony Santa Monica’s reluctance to experiment with a formula that had already been recycled five times prior left one of PlayStation’s best-known protagonists in a precarious position: was there even a way back for the Ghost of Sparta?...

Friday20th Apr 2018

  • News God of War Director Reacts to Gushing Reviews

    There are tears

    Too often we forget that there are real people behind the games we play, and whether the title turns out to be brilliant or a bust, passion and hard work goes into every single project. This video uploaded by God of War director Cory Barlog, as he looks at the release’s reviews for the first time, shows just how much energy is...

Thursday19th Apr 2018

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  • Rumour Battlefield V Has a Battle Royale Prototype in the Works

    Of course

    Hot on the heels of reports coming out of Activision that Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII will have a Battle Royale mode in lieu of its traditional single player campaign, word is that DICE is scurrying to get in on the gold rush, too. According to Games Beat, citing “someone with knowledge of the studio”, the Swedish developer already...

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  • Store Update 17th April 2018 (Europe)

    Norse for wear

    It’s a quiet week on the European PlayStation Store update, presumably as everything attempts to get out of the way of the only release that matters: God of War. But what’s this? SEGA delayed Yakuza 6 into the same week? Well, that was stupid. Which will you be playing first? PS4 Games: Virry VR with Drozdov 16th April VRFC...

Monday16th Apr 2018

  • News Shenmue I & II Will Not Add Time Skip to the First Game

    Changed my mind

    Back when Shenmue was first announced, SEGA leaned heavily into a buzzword: FREE. An acronym, the term stood for “fully reactive eyes entertainment”, and it was essentially used to describe the type of gameplay that we more commonly consider open world today; it meant that the title enabled you the freedom to go anywhere and do...

Tuesday17th Apr 2018

  • News Anticipated Indie Title Below Could Come to PS4 in the Future

    Not beneath a PS4 release?

    Announced way back at Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference, the hotly anticipated Below is set to release on the Xbox One and PC at some point this year. However, it appears that director Kris Pitriowski may have plans to release the game on other platforms once its exclusivity period with the Windows family is up. In an...

Monday16th Apr 2018

  • News UK Sales Charts: Far Cry 5 Starts a Cult at Summit

    Little else going on

    Another desperately slow week for the British games industry concludes with Far Cry 5 at the top of the UK sales charts. This is its third consecutive spell at the summit, which would be nearing a Ubisoft record if God of War wasn’t waiting in the wings to steal its place. Elsewhere, the only other thing of note is Gran...

  • News Kingdom Hearts III Has Game & Watch-esque Minigames

    Sora like those ol' LCD toys

    Square Enix has provided an update on Kingdom Hearts III, but perhaps not the kind that fans wanted to see. A new trailer entitled ‘Classic Kingdom’ shows off several Game & Watch-esque minigames that you’ll be able to play within the PlayStation 4 title, spanning everything from simple platformers to...

  • News Falke Shoots into Street Fighter V Next Week

    Swing and a hit

    Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition's latest playable fighter, Falke, will enter the fray next week, on the 24th April. To make the announcement official, Capcom's pushed out a typical character trailer that shows Falke in action -- and she looks to be an interesting addition. Falke appears to have good ranged options, and...