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Push Rewind: August's PS Plus Games, PS4 Firmware Update, Great Indie Titles

August's PS Plus Games, PS4 Firmware Update, Great Indie Titles

Highs and lows

This week was dominated by two big announcements from Sony: the PlayStation Plus lineup for August and PlayStation 4 firmware update v4.00. While we're still waiting for full details on the latter, the former has caused a bit of a commotion. In brighter news, there's been no shortage of great games lately, as both Headlander and...

Talking Point: Should Sony Ditch PS3, Vita Support for PlayStation Plus?

Should Sony Ditch PS3, Vita Support for PlayStation Plus?

Moving on

Like it or not, the PlayStation 3 and Vita are nearing the end of their lives. That's not to say that either system is irrelevant – this author's been playing the addictive Steamworld Heist on the latter lately – but they're not in their heyday anymore. Sony knows this: it's ceased talking about the PS3 almost entirely, and while it...

News: Shenmue Sub-Director Searches for More Sailors in Shenmue III

Shenmue Sub-Director Searches for More Sailors in Shenmue III

Back on the bike

Yu Suzuki's name will forever be tied to Shenmue – it was his magnum opus, after all. But as is the case with so many projects, he had a team around him to realise his vision, and one such person was Keiji Okayasu. He served as a sub-director on the SEGA Dreamcast original, and also contributed to its sequel massively. And now...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 128

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 128

And relax

The one problem with WAYP is that it comes around too quickly. Your humble host took a glance at the calendar this morning and realised that it's already almost August – we'll be going Christmas shopping in the blink of an eye. Anyway, you know the drill – here's what we're playing this weekend. Sammy Barker, Editor: I've signed up...

News: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Is Done and Dusted

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Is Done and Dusted

Augmented for launch

Hurrah! It's always good news to hear that a game's development has been polished off, and this time around, Eidos Montreal is the studio that's celebrating. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is ready to rock its bionic socks off on PlayStation 4, the company happily announced on Twitter. Grizzled agent Adam Jensen is back for this...

Interview: Uncovering the Soul and Giant Aspirations Behind Death’s Gambit on PS4

Uncovering the Soul and Giant Aspirations Behind Death’s Gambit on PS4

Go big or go die

When it comes to the deluge of indie titles that Sony promotes, it gets hard to keep track of what's going on with this side of video game releases. However, sometimes there are particular projects that simply catch our eye more than others, such as Rime or Yooka-Laylee. Death's Gambit is another fine example of this with gorgeous...

News: Does PlayStation VR Require 60-Square-Feet of Space?

Does PlayStation VR Require 60-Square-Feet of Space?

Space race

Reports around the web suggest that PlayStation VR won't function unless you have 60-square-feet of space to spare – but are they accurate? While we're still awaiting confirmation from Sony, we've looked at the documentation which the articles are based upon closely, and reckon that some outlets may be jumping the gun. The brochure...

News: Marvel Ultimate Alliance PS4 Isn't a Particularly Heroic Port

Marvel Ultimate Alliance PS4 Isn't a Particularly Heroic Port

Doesn't improve massively upon 2006 original

Marvel Ultimate Alliance and its sequel was excreted onto the PlayStation Store this week, presumably as Activision scrambles to fulfil its contractually obliged quota of comic book-themed releases. And lo and behold, the port kinda sucks. Digital Foundry's dug out its ol' framerate ticker yet again and...

News: Sony Profits as PS4 Sales Continue to Surge

Sony Profits as PS4 Sales Continue to Surge

PlayStation offsets earthquake disaster

Sony is still in the black, though it can thank PlayStation for offsetting the costs inflicted by Japan's recent earthquake disaster. Profits plunged 42 per cent year-over-year in the three month period ending 30th June, with the company racking up ¥56.2 billion ($542 million) in operating income. The...

News: You'll Be Able To Catch Ape Escape 2 on PS4 Soon

You'll Be Able To Catch Ape Escape 2 on PS4 Soon

Bananarama

Here's another game that has all but been confirmed to be releasing in the near future thanks to its Trophies leaking: Ape Escape 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 as part of the PS2 on PS4 program, which has recently brought the likes of Psychonauts and The Warriors to the system. Taking a look at the Trophies on Exophase, you'll be a

News: Rollercoaster Dreams Is Theme Park without the Charm

Rollercoaster Dreams Is Theme Park without the Charm

Wheee

An amusement park management sim for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR? It should be a match made in heaven – but Bimboosoft's in-development Rollercoaster Dreams definitely has a ways to go. The title – which is clearly targeting the Theme Park market – seems to have all of the pieces in place, but lacks the charm of Bullfrog's...

News: Four Years Later and Blizzard Is Still Working on Updates for Diablo III

Four Years Later and Blizzard Is Still Working on Updates for Diablo III

A new patch is incoming

Blizzard's currently working on yet another update for Diablo III, which is set to launch in the relatively near future. Patch 2.4.2 will introduce three new difficulty levels - namely Torment XI, XII, and XIII - and naturally, you'll be able to nab better and better loot as long as you're strong enough to tackle them. The...

News: Corn, Blimey! Catch a Glimpse of Farming Simulator 17 PS4 Gameplay

Corn, Blimey! Catch a Glimpse of Farming Simulator 17 PS4 Gameplay

Hay maker

Farming equipment is genuinely bad ass, as this Farming Simulator 17 gameplay trailer should demonstrate. It shows a lady farmer tending to one of her plots, using various pieces of licensed equipment to plough, sow, fertilise, and harvest some crops. This is a simple growth cycle – but look at that New Holland self-propelled sprayer...

Feature: Here's What You Do in No Man's Sky on PS4

Here's What You Do in No Man's Sky on PS4

Guide to the galaxy

If life's most common question is "Why would anyone support Liverpool?" then "What do you actually do in No Man's Sky?" must be a pretty close second. A query that's got more mileage than your uncle's fudged Ford Focus, it's been adopted by both fans and haters alike. Perhaps recognising that Hello Games hasn't done an...

News: Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 Has Giant Namekians

Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 Has Giant Namekians

Big green

Good news if you're planning on playing as a Namekian in Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2, as it looks like the fighter's going to feature giant transformations. The title's latest gameplay trailer shows off a load of fresh footage, and if you watch closely enough, you'll be able to pick out a custom Namekian character ballooning in size before...