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News: September NPD: Sony Silences Analysts as PS4 Sales Surge

September NPD: Sony Silences Analysts as PS4 Sales Surge

Nine month winning streak rolls on

Michael Pachter appears to enjoy pushing gamers’ buttons, so we doubt that he’ll care too much about the egg on his face right now; either way, his prediction that the PlayStation 4’s winning streak would end in September was, well, wrong. Sony actually managed a ninth month atop the NPD sales charts, with

Feature: What's New in PS4 Firmware Update 2.00?

What's New in PS4 Firmware Update 2.00?

Share Play, music player, themes, and more

Well, that was a short evening. This editor was just about to put his feet up, but Sony has released details regarding the PlayStation 4’s hotly anticipated firmware update v2.00 – and let us tell you, this is a real humdinger. It may be months in the making, but the software refresh – which was...

News: Sorry Ubisoft, But This Is the Worst Unboxing Ever

Sorry Ubisoft, But This Is the Worst Unboxing Ever

Taking the unboxing out of unboxing

Ubisoft, when you label your video as an unboxing, please understand that it comes with a set of standards attached. It’s a bit like the PlayStation TV – people thought that they’d be able to watch Netflix on that thing, and were understandably irritated when they couldn’t. So, while this Far Cry 4 Kyrat...

News: Yes, Sony's Readying an Official Grand Theft Auto V PS4 Bundle

Yes, Sony's Readying an Official Grand Theft Auto V PS4 Bundle

This is how you print money

Even the most ardent fan would find it hard to argue with the momentum that Microsoft seemingly has in November, between co-marketing deals on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Assassin’s Creed Unity, as well as its own exclusive games. However, there was always going to be one wildcard in the pre-Christmas battle:...

News: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is Getting a Fancy New Photo Mode

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is Getting a Fancy New Photo Mode

Precious pictures

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor has been this month's sleeper hit, and the title just keeps getting better. Indeed, it recently received a patch which included a brand new photo mode - similar to the one's found in inFAMOUS: Second Son, and The Last of Us: Remastered - allowing you to take happy snaps of its haunting and gorg

Soapbox: Why Are We Arguing Over Holiday Exclusives When PS2's First Year Offering Will Forever Rule the Roost?

Why Are We Arguing Over Holiday Exclusives When PS2's First Year Offering Will Forever Rule the Roost?

Sammy Barker talks system sellers

Exclusives are the gamer’s equivalent of bullets. Venture into the dark recesses of any popular video game forum, and you’ll find format fighters striding into battle, armed with a list of titles that’s sure to ensure victory for their given side. It’s only natural, of course, that people should want to...

Rumour: Speculation Suggests Major PS4 Exclusives Will Be Unveiled at PlayStation Experience

Speculation Suggests Major PS4 Exclusives Will Be Unveiled at PlayStation Experience

Doesn't it always?

As is the case with any upcoming industry event, gamers are currently whipping themselves into a major frenzy over the PlayStation Experience event. For those out of the loop, this fan-based Las Vegas convention is set to run from 6th December through until 7th December, and promises to give attendees hands-on time with a bunch of...

News: DriveClub Developer to Roll Out New Game Update to Improve Online Issues

DriveClub Developer to Roll Out New Game Update to Improve Online Issues

"We're working around the clock"

Even though DriveClub’s issues are slowly edging into ‘unacceptable’ territory as far as we’re concerned, we suppose that developer Evolution Studios does at least deserve credit for providing updates on the game’s progress every 24 hours. That’s surely something, right? Sigh. Seriously, though, the...

News: Saints Row Gats Out of Hell a Little Earlier Than Anticipated on PS4, PS3

Saints Row Gats Out of Hell a Little Earlier Than Anticipated on PS4, PS3

Hell froze over

As someone that wanted to record a concept album on the seven deadly sins , we’re glad that a studio with actual talent is tackling the idea. Saints Row IV’s upcoming expansion, Gat Out of Hell, will boast seven firearms straight out of Satan’s weapon closet – and the brand new trailer embedded below gives you a quick look at...

Store Update: 15th October 2014 (Europe)

15th October 2014 (Europe)

The raunchy, the creepy, and the creative

This week's selection is leaving us spoiled, and we haven't even hit November yet. If you're eager to gear up ready for some pre-Hallowe'en thrills, there's The Evil Within and Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut. Meanwhile, if you're looking to live life on the wild side, then you can play with just the...

News: Your Custom Character's a Bit of a Badass in Dragon Age: Inquisition

Your Custom Character's a Bit of a Badass in Dragon Age: Inquisition

Don't mess with the best

We're only a month away from the release of Dragon Age: Inquisition, and it seems like developer BioWare is starting to go all out with promotional material for its open world RPG. After hosting an interesting live stream that featured the game's character creation system, the Canadian studio's gifted us with a new trailer...

News: Are You Good Enough? The PlayStation League Launches This Week in Spain

Are You Good Enough? The PlayStation League Launches This Week in Spain

Gaming just got serious

Venture into any video game message board, and you’ll realise that people already take this industry way too seriously. Still, in order to instil a little more anger into an already quite hostile pastime, Sony has revealed the Official PlayStation League in Spain – an eSports-esque competitive ladder for those with...

News: Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Release Date Playing Dead a Little Longer

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Release Date Playing Dead a Little Longer

You may have herb otherwise

Capcom has put a bullet in the cranium of rumours regarding Resident Evil: Revelations 2’s release date. Speculation caused by a PlayStation 4 pre-order page on the PlayStation Store overnight prompted dozens of publications to report that the episodic survival horror spin-off will start in February, but the Japanese...

News: Alright, We Admit That This Destiny Easter Egg Is Bloomin' Amazing

Alright, We Admit That This Destiny Easter Egg Is Bloomin' Amazing

Spook cave

Destiny may not be this editor’s favourite game in the world, but your humble host will always accept when something’s awesome – and this is awesome. Remember the futuristic shooter’s first ever Loot Cave that was patched up towards the end of September? Well, now it’s haunted. No, seriously. If you head to the location in...

Weirdness: What if the PS4 Was a Really Nifty Laptop?

What if the PS4 Was a Really Nifty Laptop?

Forget your MacBook Air

There are people that don’t have much spare time – and others that have way too much. One such talented individual is Ed Zarick, a self-taught engineer who may have abnormal amounts of free time, but is at least putting it to good use. Having previously designed the Xbook – a portable Xbox 360 for those out of the...

News: What Kind of Levels Are Being Made in the LittleBigPlanet 3 Beta?

What Kind of Levels Are Being Made in the LittleBigPlanet 3 Beta?

Play, create, stare

There’s no doubt that LittleBigPlanet campaigns are always entertaining, but the series’ real longevity comes from its user generated content. Boot up any one of Sackboy’s previous outings – barring, perhaps, black sheep LittleBigPlanet Karting – and we guarantee that you’ll be blown away by some of the levels created...

Store Update: 14th October 2014 (North America)

14th October 2014 (North America)

Take your pick

Has anyone else got a better introductory sentence? These weekly PlayStation Store updates come around so quickly that we feel like a broken record at times. Still, we suppose that complaining about that fact gives us a new lead in to this North American refresh, which hosts the likes of The Evil Within and Borderlands: The...

News: You Won't Be Doing Much Video Streaming on PlayStation TV

You Won't Be Doing Much Video Streaming on PlayStation TV

Turn off

Sony may want to check that it’s not breaking any advertising standards here, as the PlayStation TV seems like a pretty poor video streaming system. Back at E3 2014 earlier in the year, a laborious Shawn Layden monologue mentioned that the diminutive device would host plenty of “video and music streaming services”. As it turns out,...

Out This Week: Borderlands, The Evil Within, Minecraft: PS Vita Edition, Peggle 2

Borderlands, The Evil Within, Minecraft: PS Vita Edition, Peggle 2

Oh my goodness

Holy schnitzel, if you thought that last week’s edition of Out This Week was stacked with an insurmountable number of new releases, then this instalment is in a whole different league. With the summer being comparatively barren for new PlayStation software, we’re not sure why developers big and small have decided to deploy their...

News: Octodad Fumbles as New Patch Causes Save Data Issues

Octodad Fumbles as New Patch Causes Save Data Issues

Parental problems

This week marks the return of everyone's favourite father figure, with the launch of two free Octodad: Dadliest Catch scenarios to wreak havoc with. Sadly, while you may be eager to play Doctor and Romeo in these extended episodes, the crustacean isn't the only catch, as players are reporting save data issues following the update...