News - 2018, Week 19

Monday14th May 2018

Sunday13th May 2018

  • 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...

Monday14th May 2018

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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    PS4

    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...

Saturday12th May 2018

  • News PS5 Won't Be at E3 2018, Sony Unsurprisingly Confirms

    No hardware announcements at show

    There will be no Sony hardware announcements at E3 2018, meaning you can put your anticipation for the PlayStation 5 back in its box. While it perhaps won’t come as a huge surprise, Shawn Layden confirmed the tidbit on today’s PlayStation Blogcast. It perhaps indicates that the organisation is aware next-gen...

Friday11th May 2018

  • 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 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.

Saturday12th May 2018

  • Soapbox Sony's Muddled E3 2018 Messaging a Matter of Expectation Management

    Stand and deliver

    Sony’s E3 2018 plans have become clearer, but its messaging overall has been muddled today. I was ready to read the company the riot act when Shawn Layden appeared on a podcast earlier, talking about a “different” kind of press conference. As it happens I’m glad I waited, because further clarifications from the company seem...

  • News Why Not Watch Another 40 Minutes of Days Gone?

    Freaker frenzy

    We’ve established at this point that Sony Bend really doesn’t give a hoot about maintaining long established AAA game promotion standards, so here’s another 40 minutes of Days Gone footage for you. If you missed yesterday’s video, then you can also catch the opening hour from the game through here. Like, all of it. This is...

Friday11th May 2018

Saturday12th May 2018

  • News Dutch Commentator Says Champions League Will Be in FIFA 19

    They are the champions

    Our immediate thought when Konami announced that it had lost the UEFA Champions League license is how EA will almost certainly play the famous club competition’s anthem at some point during its E3 2018 press conference – and Dutch commentator Evert ten Napel has just put the odds of that happening sky high. Speaking as...

Friday11th May 2018

Thursday10th May 2018

Friday11th May 2018

Thursday10th May 2018

Friday11th May 2018

Thursday10th May 2018

  • News Death's Gambit Slashes Its Way to PS4 in August

    Check out the new trailer

    Death's Gambit has been a long time coming. We first heard about it a good couple of years ago, and it's always looked like an impressive 2D action game. The brand new trailer embedded above is nicely animated, and features some slick hack and slashing sequences. The big news, however, is that we finally have a concrete...

  • News Warriors Orochi 4 Will Have No Guest Characters

    Oh

    Well, colour us surprised. Earlier in the week, news broke that upcoming hack and slasher Warriors Orochi 4 will have a playable roster consisting of a whopping 170 characters -- but according to new information, none of those characters will be guests from other Koei Tecmo franchises. This means that unlike previous Orochi titles, characters...

Friday11th May 2018

  • 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

Thursday10th May 2018

Wednesday9th May 2018

Thursday10th May 2018

  • News Sony Bend Doubles Down on Days Gone Release Window

    Look for it early next year

    Days Gone will release in early 2019, according to developer Sony Bend. The title was originally due out later this year, but was delayed – presumably due to its close proximity to Spider-Man and Red Dead Redemption 2. Speaking as part of a quick-fire

Wednesday9th May 2018

  • Rumour Code Vein Release Date Could Be Set for July

    Bloody heck

    Well, well, well, what do we have here? The release date for Bandai Namco's "anime Souls" title Code Vein may have leaked, if Finnish PR company 3H Distribution Oy is to be believed. A recent press email had Code Vein listed for a July 2018 launch, meaning that the game may not be far off at all. The middle of the summer seems like a...

  • News Sony Accused of Taking Cut from Charity Overwatch Skin

    VAT's not going to go down well

    Sony is underfire for purportedly taking a cut from an Overwatch skin being sold on the PlayStation Store to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Mercy outfit is available for £12.99 in the UK, but the product description states that only £10.12 will go to the charity, as that’s what Blizzard...

  • News God of War Patch 1.20 Adds Photo Mode on PS4

    Here it is

    God of War's promised photo mode will be added via the game's latest update, which is available to download today on PlayStation 4. Patch 1.20 lets you pause the action at any time and snap some stylish shots. Photo mode comes complete with filters, borders, and even character toggles so you can remove models. It all sounds suitably...

  • News Capcom Looking to Release Two 'Major' Games By April 2019

    But what could they be?

    According to the company's latest financial report, Capcom has plans to release not one, but two "major" titles before the end of this fiscal year. That's by the 31st March, 2019, for those out of the loop. Of course, this news has already led to plenty of speculation across the 'net. With E3 2018 fast approaching, it...

  • PlayStation Store Sales Charts God of War Rules Supreme

    Word up, boy

    It perhaps won’t come as a surprise in the wake of its staggering launch sales that God of War was the best-selling game on the PlayStation Store for the month of April. Kratos’ latest topped in both Europe and North America, beating out Far Cry 5 in both territories. Fellow exclusive MLB The Show 18 finished third in North America,...

  • News Soviet Shooter Atomic Heart Has the Best Trailer You'll See Today

    Show the Motherland what you got

    While it doesn’t happen very often anymore, we love it when a game announcement comes out of nowhere and rustles our jimmies. Atomic Heart had the Push Square Slack chat aflutter earlier this evening, as we fawned over Mundfish’s BioShock-esque first-person shooter. Due out in 2018 on the PlayStation 4, the...

Thursday10th May 2018

Wednesday9th May 2018

Thursday10th May 2018

  • News RAGE Twitter Account Resurrected Amid Sequel Rumours

    Doomed

    RAGE 2 is… Real? The title, listed as part of a Wal-Mart Canada leak earlier today, was shrugged off by many as mistake – but if it was, why has Bethesda’s just resurrected the first-person shooter’s dormant Twitter account? The publisher may very well be goofing around, as evidenced by its not-so gentle ribbing of the aforementioned...

Wednesday9th May 2018

Tuesday8th May 2018

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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...

Wednesday9th May 2018

  • News Days Gone Will Take Over 30 Hours to Survive

    "It's not the zombie game you think"

    Days Gone is starting to sound like a very meaty open world game, and Sony Bend has hinted that it will take you over 30 hours to beat. Speaking with Game Informer magazine as part of a month of coverage, creative director John Garvin addressed the stench of scepticism that has surrounded the project since its...

Tuesday8th May 2018

  • 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 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...

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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...

Wednesday9th May 2018

  • News Detroit: Become Human's TV Commercial Is Hella Cool

    Seriously

    Okay, this is rad. Sony’s released the television commercial for Detroit: Become Human, and while it’s only 30 seconds long, it really gets its message across. Set against a backdrop of gameplay and cinematics, the advert includes voiceover from the outing’s three protagonists. The gist is that everything that unfolds in the game is...

Tuesday8th May 2018

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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 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 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 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

Monday7th May 2018

Tuesday8th May 2018

  • News 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...

Monday7th May 2018