News - 2018, Week 31

Sunday5th Aug 2018

Saturday4th Aug 2018

  • 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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Wednesday1st Aug 2018

  • 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...

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  • News PES 2019 Adds Eight More Fully Licensed Leagues to Its Roster

    And a demo on 8th August

    Konami may have lost out to rivals EA for the rights to UEFA’s Europa League and Champions League competitions this year, but that doesn’t mean it’s closing the trophy cabinet and letting FIFA run off with the goods without a fight.  Since news broke that PES 2019 would be the first series entry in a decade not...

Tuesday31st Jul 2018

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  • News Chasm's Out Now on PS4 and PS Vita, But It Took Six Years

    Good things come to those who wait

    Bit Kid’s super neat randomly generated Metroidvania Chasm is out now on both the PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita, but it’s a miracle that it exists at all. The more we read about the trials and tribulations of game development, the more we ponder how any titles cross the finish line at all – and this is...

Tuesday31st Jul 2018

  • Random Sean Murray's Face Immortalised on No Man's Sky Planet

    Murray on Mars

    You’ve got to respect Sean Murray. Hello Games’ lead man may have spoken out of turn around the launch of No Man’s Sky, but the developer has had to deal with an Internet backlash unlike any other seen before. That he even continues to get out of bed is a testament to his strength of character, but he’s actually found the...

  • News Big Fighting Game Announcements Teased for EVO 2018 This Weekend

    Ready? Fight!

    Believe it or not, it's almost time for EVO 2018. The world's largest fighting game event is back this weekend, featuring the likes of Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter V, and Tekken 7. If you're a big fan of the genre, chances are you'll be tuning in for all the tournament livestreams. But EVO isn't just about the competition...

  • News Almost Half of All PS4 Software Now Purchased Digitally

    PS Store is the place to be

    An increasing proportion of PlayStation 4 software is being purchased digitally through the PlayStation Store, as a Sony financial report shows that 43 per cent of full games were downloaded in the quarter that ended on 30th June. That’s the same ratio as the previous quarter, showing that consumers’ appetite for...

  • News PS Plus Subscribers Dip Slightly Compared to Previous Quarter

    Retention detention

    Sony lost around 300,000 PlayStation Plus subscribers in the quarter ending 30th June, with 33.9 million users maintaining an active membership, compared to 34.2 million earlier in the year. It’s not exactly a significant decrease, but considering one of the company’s primary goals is to retain subs, it won’t be overjoyed...

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    Review Castaway Paradise

    Life's a beach

    Castaway Paradise is an addictive Animal Crossing-esque title that sees you steadily develop a tropical island. You'll farm, fish, craft, build, and even invest in order to make your little slice of paradise flourish, and a sunny, relaxing atmosphere makes the whole thing a treat for those seeking a laid back but engaging experience...

  • News PS4 Closes on PS3 As Shipments Cross 82.2 Million Units

    Sony increases forecast as profits soar

    Sony shipped 3.2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the fiscal period spanning 1st April through 30th June, meaning that the system has now hit a grand total of 82.2 million units since its launch almost five years ago. That puts it close to the PlayStation 3’s last ever reported number of 83.3 million – a...

Wednesday1st Aug 2018

  • News F1 2018 Makes Headlines with Brand New PS4 Gameplay Trailer

    Have you Senna it yet?

    The real-world Formula One season may be well underway, but F1 2018 isn’t far away now. Codemasters has crashed a new gameplay trailer online, which showcases the wealth of improvements you can expect to find in the racer come launch later in the month. The likeable career mode from F1 2017 looks like it’s got the lion’s...

Tuesday31st Jul 2018

Wednesday1st Aug 2018

  • News Speed Runner RAZED Will Raise Eye Brows in October on PS4

    Raise you a runner

    Seizure-inducing speed runner RAZED will leg it to the PlayStation 4 on 15th October, publisher PQube has announced. The intense indie game was conceived as part of an EDGE magazine competition, and sees you darting across vibrant landscapes, dodging objects and shaving seconds off your best possible time. There’ll be 60...

Monday30th Jul 2018