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Store Update: 29th October 2014 (Europe)

29th October 2014 (Europe)

Late to the party

As with its North American counterpart, this European PlayStation Store update is absolutely bursting with new releases – but there’s one irritating absentee for this editor. Indeed, where the heck is Costume Quest 2? A game designed around Hallowe’en should arrive before said event, and if your humble host doesn’t get his...

News: Ubisoft Reckons You Wouldn't Want to Play an Assassin's Creed Game Set in Feudal Japan

Ubisoft Reckons You Wouldn't Want to Play an Assassin's Creed Game Set in Feudal Japan

A code of honour

For quite a while now, fans of Assassin's Creed have been pondering a title set in the East. An oriental excursion always sounded like a neat idea to us, but Ubisoft thinks it may be something that wouldn't hold much appeal. Speaking to Total Xbox, Assassin's Creed III creative director Alex Hutchinson remarked that a feudal...

Push Scare: Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Is an Underrated Survival Horror Smash

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Is an Underrated Survival Horror Smash

Will you be my Valentine?

It goes without saying that in lists of top titles from the survival horror genre, a Resident Evil release is bound to find its way into every one. Whether it’s the classic game’s memorable sequel Resident Evil 2 or the revolutionary, timeless Resident Evil 4, there are several worthy entries to choose from in the...

News: Bungie Aims to Shoot Down Criticism of Destiny's Story with the Game's First Expansion

Bungie Aims to Shoot Down Criticism of Destiny's Story with the Game's First Expansion

Take me Hive-r

If you thought that Destiny's story was a bit of an unfulfilling mess, then you'll be delighted to know that developer Bungie aims to craft a better narrative with the title's first expansion, The Dark Below. Talking to Eurogamer.net, studio president Harold Ryan states that the downloadable content has "a very different approach...

News: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD's New PS4 Trailer Hopes to Get You in a Melodramatic Mood

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD's New PS4 Trailer Hopes to Get You in a Melodramatic Mood

Kids these days

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD isn't your typical Final Fantasy title, but its newest cinematic trailer will probably remind you that it is indeed part of Square Enix's moody franchise. It's perhaps a little bloodier than you'd expect, but the CG video still focuses on stylish teens and their flashy magical abilities. Shedding some light...

News: Wookie Here! Star Wars: Battlefront Blasts onto PS4 Next Holiday

Wookie Here! Star Wars: Battlefront Blasts onto PS4 Next Holiday

Vader go

Battlefield developer DICE’s long-awaited Star Wars: Battlefront reboot will steer its X-Wing onto the PlayStation 4 next holiday, publisher EA Games has announced. The company declared the tidbit on Twitter, shortly after Australian gaffer Andrew Wilson shared the news with investors as part of a financial meeting. Apparently, everyone...

News: Battlefield Hardline Plays Good Cop, Bad Cop on PS4, PS3 in March

Battlefield Hardline Plays Good Cop, Bad Cop on PS4, PS3 in March

Arresting information

Battlefield Hardline’s spell in the slammer appears to be coming to an end, as publisher EA Games has announced as part of an investors meeting overnight that the Visceral Games developed first-person shooter will be put on probation soon. Following its delay earlier in the year, the release will now walk free on 17th March...

News: Wait, Did Techland Just Cancel the PS3 Version of Dying Light?

Wait, Did Techland Just Cancel the PS3 Version of Dying Light?

Next-gen only

Dying Light developer Techland has announced that the parkour-'em-up will no longer be shambling onto the PlayStation 3. The studio stated that it wants to focus on making a game which truly encapsulates the 'next-gen feel', and cited the technical limitations of the older hardware as the main reason for the reversal. "Much of this...

Store Update: 28th October 2014 (North America)

28th October 2014 (North America)

Freedom fighters

Another week, another outrageous North American PlayStation Store update. This time the highlights are numerous, with Costume Quest 2, The Unfinished Swan, and Lords of the Fallen all vying for your attention. We’ll need to put Ariana Grande on loop to get through this one. PS4 Games: Battle Islands (Free) C

Round Up: Your Ultimate Guide to PS4 Firmware Update 2.00

Your Ultimate Guide to PS4 Firmware Update 2.00

Everything in one place

The release of PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.00 had a bit of everything: drama, excitement, and, of course, a spot of PlayStation Network downtime. Still, with the good ship Sony well and truly steadied, and all of our tutorials penned, we figured that we should milk this mahoosive operating system overhaul with one last...

Guide: How to Use Share Play on the PS4

How to Use Share Play on the PS4

Pass the controller

There are a ton of great additions available as part of PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.00, but Share Play is without a doubt the headline feature. This nifty tool allows you to create a kind of virtual couch environment, which enables you to “pass the controller” to an online friend, essentially allowing them to take...

News: PSN Down as Sony's Servers Feel PS4 Firmware Update 2.00 Strain

PSN Down as Sony's Servers Feel PS4 Firmware Update 2.00 Strain

Offline agony

Being a PlayStation fan is a bit like supporting the England football team these days: when the chips are up, you just know that they’re going to come crashing down at some point. As such, it’s no surprise that just when we were starting to feel satisfied with PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.00, the PlayStation Network has...

Guide: How to Upload PS4 Share Clips to YouTube

How to Upload PS4 Share Clips to YouTube

Broadcast yourself

The social features of the PlayStation 4 have been screaming out for YouTube compatibility for some time now, and PS4 firmware update v2.00 has finally made it a reality. Now you’ll no longer need to take advantage of workarounds in order to upload your share clips directly to Google’s ginormous video streaming site –...

Push Scare: Why the Abysmal Zombeer Has Changed My Outlook on Games

Why the Abysmal Zombeer Has Changed My Outlook on Games

Wasted

As I think about all of the horror games that I’ve played over the years, there’s one that keeps barging to the forefront of my mind. It’s a title that won’t be rubbing shoulders with shining examples of the genre – such as Silent Hill or Resident Evil – but still manages to represent one of the most chilling gaming experiences...

Guide: How to Access the PS4's YouTube Application

How to Access the PS4's YouTube Application

The cats are calling

Even we thought it was strange when the PlayStation 4 launched without a native YouTube application – but we suppose that this is the same company that just deployed PlayStation TV without Netflix. Fortunately, the format holder has realised the error of its ways, and dropped Google’s video streaming service onto its system...

News: These Are the Things You'll Be Able to Do in Grand Theft Auto V PS4 That You Can't on PS3

These Are the Things You'll Be Able to Do in Grand Theft Auto V PS4 That You Can't on PS3

Los Muchos

Grand Theft Auto V maker Rockstar’s not exactly known for making things easy on itself. While other developers settle for simple sandboxes, the world renowned outfit tends to stuff its open worlds full of the teensiest details, allowing you to spend literally months finding everything. Don’t expect the upcoming PlayStation 4 port of...

Guide: How to Use the PS4's USB Music Player

How to Use the PS4's USB Music Player

Background sound

When the PlayStation 4 launched a little less than a year ago, it was missing some key multimedia functions. One such absentee was the ability to play custom audio during games. While background music was available via the platform holder’s streaming service Music Unlimited, it’s taken until the addition of

Push Scare: How Final Fantasy VII's Not-So-Scary Intro Made Me Shelve It for Two Years

How Final Fantasy VII's Not-So-Scary Intro Made Me Shelve It for Two Years

Silver lining

Final Fantasy VII isn’t your archetypal horror game – far from it – but it does include one of the darkest stories of any title belonging to the long-running series. There are a number of disturbing moments found throughout the game, but what follows are a particular few that deeply upset my younger self. Despite the game being...

Guide: How to Change Your PS4's Theme

How to Change Your PS4's Theme

Time for something different

It’s all well and good changing the colour of your PlayStation 4’s background, but what if you want a completely different theme entirely. PS4 firmware update v2.00 introduces dynamic themes, and you can use these to give your entire console an all-new look. Please note: the availability of themes will vary depending...