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Store Update: 11th March 2015 (Europe)

11th March 2015 (Europe)

Gaming selection box

It's very rare that we have a week where there's something for just about everyone, but with Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number and Flame Over maintaining an indie presence, DmC: Definitive Edition and The Evil Within: The Assignment catering to the more mainstream market, and

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation 4 Stays on Top for Second Week Running

Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation 4 Stays on Top for Second Week Running

Dragon Quest Heroes still dominating software

It's still a tiny bit too early to say, but it's looking like the PlayStation 4 has managed to get something of a foothold in its native Japan. The sleek home console has got a heck of a lineup over the next few weeks, but it's already kicked things off with Dragon Quest Heroes. Dragon Quest Heroes...

News: Shields in Bloodborne 'Might Be Crap', Says Producer

Shields in Bloodborne 'Might Be Crap', Says Producer

Unblockable

Taking the time to answer some questions on the PlayStation Blog, European producer of Bloodborne, Jun Yoshino, has unleashed a few juicy details about the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive. For starters, the executive points out that shields in the game "might be crap". In other words, unlike its spiritual predecessors, Bloodborne's...

Feature: What Went Wrong with PlayStation Mobile?

What Went Wrong with PlayStation Mobile?

Totally immobile

Republished on Wednesday, 11th March 2015: Following the news that Sony's shutting down PlayStation Mobile fully, we've decided to bring this article back out of the archives. The original text follows. Originally published on Wednesday, 6th August 2014: Sony's smartphone strategy seemed so, well, smart a few years ago. While the...

News: Rockstar Robs the PlayStation Store with Latest EU Discounts, Plus Decent PS4 Deals

Rockstar Robs the PlayStation Store with Latest EU Discounts, Plus Decent PS4 Deals

No Wei

Mmmm, lovely discounts. Even those that usually refuse to even think about spending a penny on the PlayStation Store take a peek at what's on offer, just in case they've got a date with destiny. This week, the European store's discounting a whole host of PlayStation 3 Rockstar titles, including Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption, and...

News: Sony Hangs Up on Failed PlayStation Mobile Push

Sony Hangs Up on Failed PlayStation Mobile Push

Put out to pasture

It started out with a bevy of big indie names like FuturLab, Laughing Jackal, and Vlambeer behind it, but PlayStation Mobile has run out of credit. Sony announced overnight that it won't be publishing any more content following 15th July, and from 10th September, you won't even be able to re-download any of the titles that you...

Store Update: 10th March 2015 (North America)

10th March 2015 (North America)

Definitive edition

Where's the North American PlayStation Store update, we hear you scream? Sadly, there are no robots running this website, and last night, your humble host really needed to sleep. Fortunately, we're awake again, and ready to bring you news of all of the fresh games that you've probably already bought. Just in case, though, here's...

News: Here's the West's First Look at Scantily Clad Schoolgirls Killing Zombies in Onechanbara Z2: Chaos

Here's the West's First Look at Scantily Clad Schoolgirls Killing Zombies in Onechanbara Z2: Chaos

Something something Japan

Maybe it's the writing, maybe it's the voice acting, we don't know - but we bet a lot of people who watch Onechanbara Z2: Chaos' Western announcement trailer will think that it looks a bit cheap. Production values aren't everything, of course, and we reckon it does look like it could prove to be fun in a very over the top...

News: Could Creative Assembly Be Crafting Alien: Isolation 2 for PS4?

Could Creative Assembly Be Crafting Alien: Isolation 2 for PS4?

"Please, sir – can I have some Xenomorph?"

After that groan-inducing ending, Creative Assembly always seemed keen on giving us another dose of Alien: Isolation – and a selection of job postings on its website suggest that the release's titular Xenomorph could be coming back for more. One online multiplayer position in particular notes that the...

Round Up: Hotline Miami 2 Reviews Dial the Right Number

Hotline Miami 2 Reviews Dial the Right Number

Number games

Dennaton Games' flashy Hotline Miami sequel may bear the subtitle Wrong Number, but there's clearly nothing wrong with the follow-up's review scores. Indeed, while March is packed to the brim with blockbusters, it's the indie titles that are taking all of the plaudits, as the murder-'em-up attracts a bevy of big scores. We've been put...

News: PS4 Will Finally Spread Its Wings to China from 20th March

PS4 Will Finally Spread Its Wings to China from 20th March

Are you red E?

Barring any further final hour hitches, the PlayStation 4 will finally launch in China from 20th March. The console was all set to release on 11th January – the platform holder even held a press conference to confirm the date – but was pushed back for unspecified reasons. It'll be joined by the PlayStation Vita when it e

News: Bikinis, Zombies, and Ridiculous Action: Onechanbara Z2: Chaos Is Coming West on PS4

Bikinis, Zombies, and Ridiculous Action: Onechanbara Z2: Chaos Is Coming West on PS4

The w*nking dead

Described by its publisher as a "sexy zombie slayer", Onechanbara Z2: Chaos is heading West courtesy of XSEED Games. Essentially a hack-and-slasher that's not afraid of some, er, raunchy content, you play as various members of the "bikini zombie squad" and take the fight to the undead hordes. Typically, you can upgrade your...

News: Dragon Ball XenoVerse Servers Should Be Working on PS3, PS4 Still Being Tweaked

Dragon Ball XenoVerse Servers Should Be Working on PS3, PS4 Still Being Tweaked

The saga continues

We're going to go ahead and create a new Dragon Ball villain if that's all right. His name's Server, and he's the main bad guy of the current saga, in which Goku and the gang try to stay connected to the Dragon Ball XenoVerse servers, only to be booted after just about every mission. This is Server's doing, as he tries to stop...

News: Grand Theft Auto V's Online Heists May Steal a Chunk of Your PS4's Hard Drive Space

Grand Theft Auto V's Online Heists May Steal a Chunk of Your PS4's Hard Drive Space

Trophies also out for anticipated update

Rockstar's being predictably cagey with regards to Grand Theft Auto V's forthcoming online Heists, so we're working with a bit of speculation this evening. Nevertheless, reports are rampant that the free update – due out on 10th March on the PlayStation 4 – will weigh in at around 4.8GB on the Xbox One,...

News: For the Love of God, Don't Let Your PS4 Controller Die While You're Playing Helldivers

For the Love of God, Don't Let Your PS4 Controller Die While You're Playing Helldivers

King of the bugs

We can't stress that headline enough: don't let your DualShock 4 run out of battery while you're playing Helldivers. According to reports that Kotaku received, users who let their controller die, and then plug it back in, can have their Helldiver replaced by a level 1 character. This apparently overwrites your progress,...

News: Today Only, You Can Get 10 Per Cent Off Games and DLC on the UK PlayStation Store

Today Only, You Can Get 10 Per Cent Off Games and DLC on the UK PlayStation Store

Code today, gone tomorrow

Well isn't this nice? Sony's released a code that cuts ten per cent off PlayStation Store purchases in the UK. You'll be able to use the code on games or DLC, but you won't be able to apply it to videos, subscription services, or pre-orders. Said code will only work until 23:59PM GMT, so you'll have to use it tonight if...

News: Blow the Bloody Doors Off with Battlefield Hardline's New Gameplay Trailer

Blow the Bloody Doors Off with Battlefield Hardline's New Gameplay Trailer

Cop blocker

Battlefield Hardline's launch trailer is here, and it's actually pretty good. Sure, it's full of clichés and blackout cuts, but we reckon it shows off the title's single player campaign quite well. Full of guns, car chases, bullets, robbery, and some seemingly cardboard characters, it's everything that you'd expect, and it's all set to...

News: Demand a Final Fantasy VII Remake Thanks to Square Enix's Official Player Survey 

Demand a Final Fantasy VII Remake Thanks to Square Enix's Official Player Survey 

It should have seen this coming

Right now, you can take part in Square Enix's official player survey, in which the company asks what your gaming habits are, what gaming sites you visit, and what games you'd like to see the Japanese publisher produce in the future. Of course, we already bet that it's swamped in requests for a Final Fantasy VII...