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News: A Bank Holiday's Coming, So Sony's Pulling the PSN Offline

A Bank Holiday's Coming, So Sony's Pulling the PSN Offline

Maintaining scheduled maintenance tradition

As has become a frighteningly frequent occurrence of late, Sony’s decided to run some mandatory maintenance on the PlayStation Network – during a Bank Holiday weekend. Those of you living in the UK will probably be looking forward to a full three days away from work right now, but you may not be able...

News: You Won't Have to Worry About Watch Dogs' Infamously Tedious Drinking Game Ever Again

You Won't Have to Worry About Watch Dogs' Infamously Tedious Drinking Game Ever Again

New patch also extends single player content

Even those who haven't played a minute of Watch Dogs may have heard about its infamous drinking minigame, especially if you frequent popular gaming forums. The incredibly tedious optional activity has long been the bane of many a Platinum Trophy hunter, purely because of the awkward nature in which you...

News: Still Confused By PS4 Adventure The Vanishing of Ethan Carter? Yeah, So Are We

Still Confused By PS4 Adventure The Vanishing of Ethan Carter? Yeah, So Are We

Who killed Laura Palmer?

If you thought that continuously walking down P.T.'s single hallway was a treat, you'll likely be chuffed to bits at upcoming PlayStation 4 murder mystery The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. As this recently released gameplay clip demonstrates, the title features multiple hallways, and will even let you explore the outside...

News: What's the Best PS4 Bundle in the UK? This Destiny Pack Is Priced Astronomically Low

What's the Best PS4 Bundle in the UK? This Destiny Pack Is Priced Astronomically Low

Cheap as chips

Sony has sold 10 million PlayStation 4 consoles since its launch last year, making it one of the fastest selling systems of all time. However, we’re sure that it’s looking at the fast-approaching holiday season with wide eyes, as it’s typically in the second Christmas that consoles truly take off. And with the likes of Destiny,...

News: Sony: PS Move Was Ahead of Its Time, But There's No Appetite for Motion Right Now

Sony: PS Move Was Ahead of Its Time, But There's No Appetite for Motion Right Now

Project Morpheus will change that, reckons Shuhei Yoshida

Pop those PlayStation Move controllers in the cupboard: you’ll need them, but not right now. In a candid interview with Pocket-Lint, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has admitted that motion gaming is in a bit of a rut right now, and will stay that way until Sony’s virtual...

News: Don't Own a PS Vita? You Must Buy This Brilliant Bundle

Don't Own a PS Vita? You Must Buy This Brilliant Bundle

Uncharted, Tearaway, and more included in the box

There’s enough doom and gloom surrounding the PlayStation Vita to make a Thomas Hardy novel look uplifting by comparison, but that doesn’t mean that the system has suddenly transformed into a waste of space. In fact, despite the negativity, we’re still enjoying the device as much as ever –...

News: The Walking Dead: Season Two Stumbles to a Conclusion Next Week

The Walking Dead: Season Two Stumbles to a Conclusion Next Week

Still keeping that hair short

Regular readers will know that this editor has spent the past few months desperately trying to catch up on Telltale’s episodic adaptation of The Walking Dead. Well, your humble host recently finished Season Two, Episode Four, which means that he’s ready for the finale. And best of all, the misery will unfold from...

Feature: 21 of the Most Awful PlayStation Network Avatars

21 of the Most Awful PlayStation Network Avatars

Fashion disaster

Buzzfeed is so ridiculous that it’s already broken the fourth wall and started parodying itself, but there’s definitely a degree of entertainment to be derived from human stupidity. While we’re not diving down that rabbit hole, we thought that it was time to pad out the post-Gamescom

News: These LittleBigPlanet Costumes Clearly Didn't Take Very Long to Make

These LittleBigPlanet Costumes Clearly Didn't Take Very Long to Make

All different shapes and sizes

There are some absolutely incredible costumes in LittleBigPlanet, which must have taken hours upon hours to produce – but these Thomas Was Alone outfits aren’t an example of that. While the Mike Bithell developed indie carries our coveted stamp of approval, we can see how a game about geometric shapes may not...

News: Silent Hills' Latest Easter Egg Is Quite Literally Out of This World

Silent Hills' Latest Easter Egg Is Quite Literally Out of This World

Twilight zone

Incredibly, people are still pulling secrets out of last week’s Silent Hills playable teaser. Considering that the demo was built by Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima, it’s perhaps no real surprise – but this latest Easter egg maintains a long running tradition. If you’ve played a Silent Hill game before, you’ll know that...

News: Minecraft on PS4 Fails Quality Testing, Gets Buried by Sony for a Little While Longer

Minecraft on PS4 Fails Quality Testing, Gets Buried by Sony for a Little While Longer

There and block again

Evergreen sandbox adventure Minecraft was expected to come out this month on the PlayStation 4, but earlier today, the studio in charge of porting the smash hit announced on Twitter that the game had failed quality testing. "Sony found some issues we have to fix in their final test of Minecraft PS4," 4J Studios wrote, before...

Store Update: 20th August 2014 (Europe)

20th August 2014 (Europe)

Name's Spy, CounterSpy

It’s all espionage and beating bad guys over the head with clubs on the PlayStation 4 this week, with CounterSpy and Hotline Miami both deploying as cross-buy releases. Other new arrivals include vibrant platformer The Last Tinker: City of Colours and weedy third-person shooter Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.

Store Update: 19th August 2014 (North America)

19th August 2014 (North America)

Reaper of souls

It’s a gigantic week in the PlayStation Nation, with more new arrivals than we possible have space to list in this increasingly unnecessary pre-amble paragraph. Highlights include cross-buy espionage adventure CounterSpy, hotly anticipated sequel Tales of Xillia 2, and expanded re-release Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition. Let's...

Rumour: Is PS2 Classic Earth Defence Force 2 Coming to the Vita?

Is PS2 Classic Earth Defence Force 2 Coming to the Vita?

Fingers crossed

The PlayStation Vita is a pretty nifty piece of tech, but it is woefully lacking when it comes to giant robots. That shouldn't be a problem for much longer, though, as a recent report from Gematsu suggests that fondly remembered PlayStation 2 title Earth Defence Force 2 will soon be ported to the handheld. What's more, it's...