News - 2018, Week 19

Monday14th May 2018

  • UK Sales Charts God of War Sets New PS4 First-Party Record with Fourth Successive No. 1

    Beats The Last of Us Remastered's record

    God of War has set a new PlayStation 4 first-party record by registering a fourth successive week at the summit of the UK sales charts. Sony Santa Monica’s smash hit overcame a 30 per cent dip in physical sales compared to the previous week, which was enough for it to break The Last of Us: Remastered’s...

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    Review Laser League

    Laser tag

    At first glance, Laser League bares little resemblance to Roll7's previous work, but the similarities are there if you look below the surface. Like OlliOlli and Not a Hero, the small developer's latest game is conceptually simple, rewards skillful play, and is dangerously addictive. The switch from pixel art arcade experiences to a...

  • News RAGE 2 Reveal Trailer Dropping Monday

    Boom sticks

    RAGE 2 will be revealed on Monday, 14th May – which may actually be today depending on when you’re reading this and which timezone you’re in. After a week of teasing, Bethesda confirmed the news on the franchise’s official Twitter account earlier today, which was only recently resurrected following a

Sunday13th May 2018

  • Guide New PS4 Games Releasing in 2018

    All 2018's PlayStation 4 release dates

    What new PS4 games are coming out? We’ve got you covered with a full list of 2018 PlayStation 4 release dates. We’ll be updating this article all year long, rotating in new titles so you always know which upcoming PS4 games are on the way. In the wake of God of War, the PS4's schedule is looking crazy now,...

  • News Uncharted 2's Iconic Train Stage Explained

    Drake's on a train

    The more we see of Naughty Dog’s games, the more we realise they’re an optical illusion. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is no different, and this video showcasing the sequel’s iconic train level is eye-opening. It reveals how the set-piece works: by placing you on a gigantic loop. It then masks environmental changes with various...

Saturday12th May 2018

Friday11th May 2018

  • News Sony Won't Be Holding a Traditional Press Conference at E3 2018

    Update: Starting to sound more traditional than originally anticipated

    Sony has just announced its plans for next month's E3 showcase, and it doesn't seem like we'll be getting a traditional press conference from the platform holder. Instead, PlayStation is choosing to highlight four upcoming titles through livestreams on 11th June. Those four...

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    Review Destiny 2: Warmind

    Nevermind

    Destiny 2 is in a slightly better place than it was when the awkwardly average Curse of Osiris launched late last year, but that doesn't mean Warmind can be let off the hook. This second expansion is another lacking effort from a team that seems worryingly bereft of interesting ideas. Much like Osiris, Warmind marks another...

  • News E3 2018 Ruining Leak Blamed on Glitch, Software Is 'Speculative'

    Sure, Jan.gif

    Wal-Mart Canada appeared to leak dozens of surprise E3 2018 announcements this week, but it’s blamed the whole thing on a “glitch”. Speaking with Motherboard, a spokesperson for the embattled retailer said that all of the software was “speculative” – despite the fact that no o

  • News Sony's E3 2018 Showcase to Include Third-Party, Indie Reveals That Will Make Your Heart Race

    Colour us confused

    Sony took its sweet time announcing its E3 2018 showcase, but it’s still managed to confuse absolutely everyone. A podcast featuring bigwig Shawn Layden seemed to suggest that there’d be no traditional press conference, but now a PlayStation Blog post has hinted that the event will be more familiar than originally expected.

  • News Days Gone Won't Have An Easy Mode or Any Other Difficulty Options

    Welcome to the apocalypse

    During Game Informer's exclusive one hour demo of Days Gone, the publication asks whether the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive will feature any difficulty settings. As we all know, a lot of games these days offer easy modes for players who may just want to enjoy a story, or super hard modes that are designed to...

  • News There's a PSP Emulator Hidden in the PS4 Version of PaRappa the Rapper

    Remaster runs from UMD disc image

    PaRappa the Rapper’s relatively recent remaster is actually an emulated version of the PlayStation Portable release with new textures. Some amazing technical tomfoolery from hackers working with cracked PlayStation 4 consoles has revealed that the rhythm game is running on a UMD disc image, identical to the...

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    PS4

    Review Forgotton Anne

    E for excellency

    The debut title from developer ThroughLine Games, Forgotton Anne, has been lighting up industry conventions and expos around the world for the past couple of years now, as it attempts to create an experience that goes way beyond the simplicities of a standard 2D platformer. Equipped with an animated art style that has the potential...

  • News You Can Watch the Entire Opening Hour of Days Gone Now

    If you want to

    Well, this is different. Developers typically keep their games underwraps right until launch, but Sony Bend has opted to share the opening hour of Days Gone with Game Informer. And you can watch it. In its entirety. Right now. Note that this is an alpha build –

  • News European PlayStation Store Weekend Sale Offers Discounts on Select EA Games

    Wallets at the ready

    The European PS Store has been treated to yet another sale, this time focusing squarely on titles from Electronic Arts. With the deals only active for the weekend, it could be worth a quick look to see if there's anything you fancy playing over a lazy couple of days. There are some quite significant savings to be made here,...

  • Poll Are You Sold on Days Gone Yet?

    Zombified

    This week's Friday poll basically writes itself, doesn't it? Days Gone has entered our lives in a big way this week, as extensive Game Informer coverage has spotlighted Sony Bend's upcoming open world adventure. The question is: do you like what you see? Now, it's not as if Days Gone has been kept under wraps all this time. It's been...

  • News Live Audience Will Be Present for Sony's E3 2018 Showcase

    J-Law okay.gif

    Sony’s “not-so traditional” E3 2018 press conference is beginning to sound more and more like a traditional E3 2018 press conference. PlayStation Blog’s Sid Shuman has been fielding questions in response to today’s muddled announcement, and has

  • News Bethesda Continues to Tease RAGE Sequel

    Paint the town pink

    That rumoured RAGE sequel is looking more and more likely by the day, as Bethesda has dropped another hint that a follow-up to the first-person shooter is on the way. Hot on the heels of a Wal-Mart leak, the publisher resurrected the franchise’s dormant social media page. Today it’s shared a

  • News Sony Insists It's Not Profiting from Overwatch Charity Skin

    You got me begging you for Mercy

    Sony’s said that it’s not profiting from sales of an Overwatch charity skin. Earlier this week, the web managed to infuriate itself when a product description for a new Mercy skin designed to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation noted that £10.12 of the £12.99 sale price would be donated to the...

  • Guide Fortnite - How the Thanos Infinity Gauntlet Event Works

    To Infinity and beyond

    Epic and Marvel have teamed up to bring the Avengers property to Fortnite temporarily, in support of Avengers: Infinity War. You know, the movie that literally the whole world is talking about right now. The tie-up has manifested in a brand new mode known as the Infinity Gauntlet. As you can expect, the big new feature in...

Thursday10th May 2018

Wednesday9th May 2018

Tuesday8th May 2018

  • Rumour Cyberpunk 2077 Will Get an Hour-Long Presentation at E3 2018

    For press, at least

    So, it's starting to sound like Cyberpunk 2077 will be at E3 2018 in a big way. At this point the game is all but confirmed to be there, and the general assumption is that it'll appear at one of the big press conferences. It's very likely that the title's re-reveal will end up being our first proper look at CD Projekt Red's...

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    PS4

    Review AO International Tennis

    Double fault

    No, it isn’t Adults Only tennis – although AO International Tennis probably wouldn’t be quite so dry if it had followed in BMX XXX’s footsteps and allowed you to play as Rafa Nadal in his pants. The name instead stands for the Australian Open, and some of you will recall it launching alongside the Grand Slam in Oceanic...

  • News Days Gone Takes the Broken Road to Game Informer Cover Story

    Revving up some interest

    What the heck is going on? So far this year Game Informer’s had God of War and Spider-Man cover stories, and now it’s following them both up with another PlayStation 4 exclusive, Days Gone. The publication travelled to Sony Bend’s secluded studio in Oregon to go hands-on with the mysterious post-apocalyptic game, and...

  • UK Sales Charts God of War Fights Off Funky Kong for Third No. 1

    Donkey doo

    God of War has enjoyed a third week at the summit of the UK sales charts, after fending off Nintendo Switch re-release Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Sales of Kratos’ latest dropped 56 per cent week-over-week, but it still moved more than enough physical units to maintain its position atop the British best sellers list...

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    PS4

    Review Trailblazers

    Go-faster stripes

    These days, arcade racers are few and far between, so it's refreshing to see one as bright-eyed and original as Trailblazers launching on PS4. Supergonk's unique racing game has looked promising from the start, with a core mechanic that separates it from its stablemates. With an emphasis on cooperation, and a surprising amount of...

  • News Square Enix Announces E3 2018 Showcase

    Dare to dream

    Square Enix will be throwing its hat into the E3 ring this year, as the publisher has announced that it'll be hosting a "showcase" on the 11th June. Going by the announcement's wording, it sounds like it'll be a Nintendo Direct-esque affair, with the company stating that a "video presentation" is on the cards. Said presentation will...

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    PS4

    Review Tacoma

    AR you alive?

    As both a critical and commercial success, Gone Home, the debut title from indie developer Fullbright, is rightfully seen as one of the seeds from which so called walking simulators grew. With this genre off-shoot proving very attractive to smaller developers – mainly due to being focused in scope – it came as no surprise that in...

  • News Tennis World Tour Pits McEnroe Against Agassi

    You cannot be serious?!

    We’re sure it’s a complete coincidence that Bigben Interactive has released this new Tennis World Tour gameplay footage on the same day as AO International Tennis’ worldwide launch. The video shows legends John McEnroe and Andre Agassi going head-to-head, although we’re hoping that the encoding is to blame for the...

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    PS4

    Review 2MD VR Football

    Brady bunch

    While we appreciated VRFC’s goofy attempt at bringing five-a-side football to PlayStation VR, it never really felt like the right fit for virtual reality given the limitations of the technology thus far. American football – as Europeans will eagerly point out – makes much more sense given that, y’know, it’s mostly played with...

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    PS4

    Review CoolPaintrVR

    Art attack

    Tilt Brush was one of the early virtual reality highlights, allowing you to “paint” within a three-dimensional canvas. CoolPaintrVR aims to bring a similar experience to PlayStation VR, and while it is limited by Sony’s technology, it’s still a decent option if you’re looking for something artistic on the PlayStation 4. This is...

  • News The Pinball Arcade Loses Williams, Bally Licenses on 30th June

    Game over

    While developer FarSight has mishandled parts of The Pinball Arcade, we always appreciated the attempt at creating an expanding platform filled with realistic-simulations of authentic pinball tables. However, the title’s about to be gutted on 30th June, as the studio has lost its license to all Williams and Bally tables. For an...

  • News Warriors Orochi 4 Will Feature 170 Playable Characters

    Go big or go home

    The first real Warriors Orochi 4 details have hit the web thanks to Famitsu, with the publication revealing that the upcoming hack and slasher will boast 170 playable characters. For those who don't know, the Orochi series has always prided itself on having gigantic character rosters, but this is a new record. As you'd expect, the...

  • News This SOCOM Website Counting Down to E3 2018 Is Fake

    SOCOM is dead

    Here's an E3 rumour we bet you weren't expecting to read about. A curious website regarding SOCOM has cropped up, and it's counting down to what is likely to be Sony's E3 2018 press conference. That's all fine and well, but there are one or two things we're not so sure about. Firstly, the webpage has the phrase "SOCOM IS DEAD"...

  • News Onrush's Trophy List Looks Like an Easy Platinum

    Precious twisted metal

    The trophy list for Codemasters' upcoming arcade racer, Onrush, has been revealed, and it looks like a pretty straightforward set. Consisting of 33 trophies, it goes from the very simple "Use boost for the first time" to "Reach player Level 30", and doesn't really get any more complicated than that. While this game's main...

  • News Shipments and Digital Sales for Monster Hunter: World Edge Towards 8 Million

    Unstoppable

    Sales for Monster Hunter: World may have slowed down recently, but Capcom has updated the official figure to 7.9 million -- a further 400,000 copies since March. This news comes alongside the publisher's financials for the last fiscal year, and it shows a company in good health. Net sales were up year on year by 8.4%, and profits were...

Monday7th May 2018