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News: Evolve Will Be Playable for Free on PS4 Soon

Evolve Will Be Playable for Free on PS4 Soon

Admits original release caused a "s***storm"

As expected, Evolve really is going free-to-play – but not on the PlayStation 4 just yet. While PC players will be able to download the complimentary client's beta starting today, fans of Sony's system will need to wait until Turtle Rock's got everything in order. Once it's satisfied with the PC...

News: Gravity Rush 2's Japanese PS4 Release Date to Tumble Out of 19th July Event

Gravity Rush 2's Japanese PS4 Release Date to Tumble Out of 19th July Event

Meow

Gravity Rush 2 – known as Gravity Daze 2 overseas, of course – will be dated in Japan during a presentation scheduled for 19th July. The event will be hosted at Ebisu Act Square, and will begin at 14:30PM JST – about 06:30AM BST if you're in the UK. It'll be attended by series creator Keiichiro Toyama, composer Kohei Tanaka, and SIEJ...

News: Is PS4 Shooter Evolve About to Go Free to Play?

Is PS4 Shooter Evolve About to Go Free to Play?

Level up

Remember Evolve? It was that game by the ex-Left 4 Dead devs that won a slew of awards prior to release, and then was swiftly ignored by gamers and the media once it actually launched. Well, it looks like it's about to make a comeback – or at least try to, we suppose. Turtle Rock, the studio behind the shooter, has put a countdown on...

Hands On: Seeking the Light in Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

Seeking the Light in Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

Saving the best for last

It's no secret that the Kingdom Hearts series has transformed into quite a meandering and occasionally confusing beast. After 2005's Kingdom Hearts II, the series spread itself across three additional platforms and continued telling side stories that expanded the lore, but never strictly progressed it any further than...

News: Make Sure That Anthony Martial Is FIFA 17's Cover Star

Make Sure That Anthony Martial Is FIFA 17's Cover Star

He came from France

As is the case almost every year, you can vote for the face of FIFA 17 right now. Fortunately, Liverpool's bargain bin Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, is not in the running this year – with Real Madrid's James Rodriguez, Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus, Chelsea's Eden Hazard, and Manchester United's Anthony Martial in the...

News: PS4 Exclusive Alienation Loots Local Co-Op Patch

PS4 Exclusive Alienation Loots Local Co-Op Patch

Stronger together

Alienation didn't set the world alight quite like Resogun before it, but in a year that's seen the release of several strong PlayStation 4 exclusives, it's one of the better ones. And now it's been updated as part of patch v1.03, bringing with it the local co-op support which was promised all the way back at launch. You'll be...

News: The Witcher III Will Get a PS4 Game of the Year Edition Deserving of Its Name

The Witcher III Will Get a PS4 Game of the Year Edition Deserving of Its Name

Triss-tastic

We didn't vote The Witcher III: Wild Hunt as our Game of the Year – that coveted accolade went to the unbelievably good Bloodborne – but it came mighty close. We're also comfortable admitting that we were in the minority – the last we read, over 240 individual publications had awarded CD Projekt Red's fantasy epic their top gong...

News: Sony Submits Paperwork for USB Dongle

Sony Submits Paperwork for USB Dongle

Slow news day

The news has well and truly dried up in the wake of E3 2016 – just look at the headline to this article for proof. Yes, it's true: Sony has submitted a filing to the Federal Communications Commission for a USB dongle. The proposed product was submitted by the PlayStation division, but it's unclear what it actually does. Kill us...

News: Horizon: Zero Dawn, PlayStation VR Win E3 2016 Awards

Horizon: Zero Dawn, PlayStation VR Win E3 2016 Awards

But Zelda beats PlayStation's best

The annual Game Critics Awards winners are in – and the PlayStation 4 has won big yet again. While it was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that took the coveted E3 2016 Best of Show gong, Horizon: Zero Dawn won Best Original Game, while PlayStation VR took home the Best Hardware/Peripheral trophy. Other...

News: Is Limbo Dev Playdead's Inside Coming to PS4?

Is Limbo Dev Playdead's Inside Coming to PS4?

Studio wants game in as many hands as possible

One game that's been not-so quietly drawing plenty of plaudits over the past couple of weeks is Limbo developer Playdead's Inside. The puzzle platformer has been hoovering up 10/10 reviews like they're going out of fashion, and currently commands a 92 on Metacritic. The problem? It's not currently...

Store Update: 5th July 2016 (Europe)

5th July 2016 (Europe)

Hell hath no Furi

We tend to say it every week, but these European PlayStation Store updates do seem to get bigger every single time. Headliners in this edition include Furi – free for PlayStation Plus members – and The Banner Saga 2, but don't forget the likes of Hawken and Energy Hook. PS4 Games: The Banner Saga 2 5th July The Banner Saga...

News: Twitch Streams to PS Vita Screens with New App

Twitch Streams to PS Vita Screens with New App

Live and kicking

While Sony's busy removing apps from the PlayStation Vita, Twitch has opted to roll out its own official client for the portable. The free download – which weighs in at 16.7MB and is available now in Europe – will allow you to watch livestreams and recorded videos, and is even compatible with the ill-fated PlayStation TV...

News: Sony Shutting LittleBigPlanet's Servers Down in Japan

Sony Shutting LittleBigPlanet's Servers Down in Japan

And some in the West

If you're a Japanese gamer who loves LittleBigPlanet, then you may want to start tapping down on your d-pad: Sony's shutting down the servers for all three of the main games, as well as LittleBigPlanet Karting, LittleBigPlanet Vita, and LittleBigPlanet Portable. Essentially, the series is over in the East, it would seem. The...

News: Rockstar's The Warriors Brawls to PS4

Rockstar's The Warriors Brawls to PS4

Can you dig it?

Rockstar's made some unexpected games over the years, with The Warriors being one of them. Based upon the 1979 movie of the same name – which itself was inspired by a 1965 novel – the game's essentially a beat-'em-up, which originally released all the way back in 2005 on the PlayStation 2. And now, via Sony's emulation...

News: Resident Evil 7 Breaks PS4 Demo Records

Resident Evil 7 Breaks PS4 Demo Records

Giving other games the finger

Resident Evil 7's self-contained demo experience Beginning Hour has set the record for PlayStation 4 demo downloads in North America, becoming the most coveted slice of sampler content in its first week of release. There are a lot of stipulations here, so we're going to attempt that sentence again: more people in...

News: PS4 Shooter Battlefield 1 to Launch with 10 Maps

PS4 Shooter Battlefield 1 to Launch with 10 Maps

Multiplayer modes and more leaked

Battlefield 1's pre-release beta has been data-mined by people with too much time on their hands, so EA and DICE's marketing plans are now more or less in tatters. This isn't any old leak: practically every detail about the first-person shooter has been posted on Reddit, from its list of weapons right the way...

News: UK Sales Charts: LEGO Star Wars Forces Its Way to the Top

UK Sales Charts: LEGO Star Wars Forces Its Way to the Top

Sith sense

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens has enjoyed the fourth biggest launch in UK LEGO game history and the fourth biggest launch in UK Star Wars game history – the fourth was clearly on its side. It pushed last week's front runner DOOM down into, er, fourth, while FIFA 16 and Overwatch hung around in second and third respectively...

News: Visual Novels 999 and Virtue's Last Reward Being Ported to New Platforms

Visual Novels 999 and Virtue's Last Reward Being Ported to New Platforms

Cult classics

Fans of the Zero Escape series may feel like punching the sky right now, as Aksys Games has announced that both 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward are being ported to additional platforms. There's no word on which systems the love will extend to, but we imagine that the former will deploy...