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News: Mafia III's Stunning Sixties Soundtrack Could Be the Best of the Open World Bunch

Mafia III's Stunning Sixties Soundtrack Could Be the Best of the Open World Bunch

Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, James Brown, and more

We love a good licensed soundtrack in our games. Sometimes, a fitting selection of tunes can really solidify the feel of a release - the inclusion of Stan Bush's The Touch in Saints Row IV was inspired, for example - and with Mafia III, we've been hoping and praying for a stellar sixties soundtrack...

News: Leaked PS4 Slim Console Confirmed to Be Legit

Leaked PS4 Slim Console Confirmed to Be Legit

Watch it powering up

We knew that last night's PlayStation 4 Slim leaks were legit – you don't get that many pictures from so many different angles without some level of authenticity. But as a few people have pointed out, in this age of 3D printers you can never be too careful. Digital Foundry decided to visit the person who purchased the...

News: Final Fantasy XV's English Voice Cast Shows Promise in Latest Trailer

Final Fantasy XV's English Voice Cast Shows Promise in Latest Trailer

Talking it out

We've said it once and we'll say it again: we're not sold on Final Fantasy XV's English voice work, but the game's latest trailer has given us a little more hope. Spotlighting the English cast, there are clearly some passionate performances on show here, and it's nice to see so many voice actors invested in their characters. Of...

News: Gulp Down Some Fallout 4: Nuka World Gameplay Tomorrow

Gulp Down Some Fallout 4: Nuka World Gameplay Tomorrow

Enjoy the ride

Nuka World is Fallout 4's final expansion, so it's no surprise that fans are hoping for a worthwhile experience. The add-on, which seems to put the spotlight on several Raider gangs, is set to launch on the 30th August - but you won't have to wait until its release to catch some in-depth gameplay. Bethesda has announced that it'll...

Push Rewind: PS4 Slim, Deus Ex Review, Firmware Update 4.00, Crash Bandicoot

PS4 Slim, Deus Ex Review, Firmware Update 4.00, Crash Bandicoot

Metal Gear Survive! Final Fantasy XV! Gamescom 2016!

It was Gamescom 2016 this week, but while the German convention did play host to various trailers and news, the biggest stories broke outside of the show. For example, Sony kickstarted the week by revealing PlayStation 4 firmware update v4.00, which will include folders at last. And earlier...

Video: How Small Is the Rumoured PS4 Slim?

How Small Is the Rumoured PS4 Slim?

Size comparison

So, the PlayStation 4 Slim has leaked. Sony's yet to make a comment on these images just yet, but the sheer number of them taken from different angles suggests that they're almost certainly real – although nothing's legit until you hear it directly from the horse's mouth. That said, we have been in contact with someone who...

Rumour: PS4 Slim Hardware Images Allegedly Leak Online

PS4 Slim Hardware Images Allegedly Leak Online

And they're very believable

There were rumours that Sony may announce a PlayStation 4 Slim alongside the upgraded Neo console, and it may just have leaked. Potentially. In this age of 3D printers and elaborate hoaxes, these photographs of a console shell can't be taken as definitive proof – but they look pretty darn authentic from where we're...

News: Real-Time Strategy Korix Commands a Spot on PlayStation VR

Real-Time Strategy Korix Commands a Spot on PlayStation VR

Shocked to the Korix

A lot of PlayStation VR's appeal comes from immersing yourself in a given experience, and Korix aims to transform you into a commander, with your role being to oversee an army as you attempt to take the fight to your enemies. A blend of real-time strategy and tower defence, this retro-inspired release will feature a 3-5 hour...

News: Big City Stories Lays Foundations on PS4 from Next Week

Big City Stories Lays Foundations on PS4 from Next Week

Another brick in the wall

Hellfire Games previously made a city-builder type minigame for PlayStation Home, so it's no surprise to see it adapt that work natively for the PlayStation 4. Big City Stories is a city-builder in the same vein as Sim City, with one big twist – once you've constructed your dream town, you can drop down into it and...

Gamescom 2016: Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 Teams Up in New Trailer

Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 Teams Up in New Trailer

Tag team

Oh no, a wild Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 trailer has appeared – where's Ramsey when you need him? This clip appears to show off large scale battles, in which you'll work alongside spiky haired comrades in order to take down a greater foe. Like this, er, giant gorilla. Looks a bit Monster Hunter, maybe? The game's due out from 25th October...

News: DriveClub VR's New Tracks Will Be Added to Base Game for Free

DriveClub VR's New Tracks Will Be Added to Base Game for Free

A thank you to fans

There's been something unexpectedly sweet about the closure of Evolution Studios. Don't get us wrong, it's bitterly disappointing to see the developer shut down – but we're used to these kinds of stories ending badly. In the case of the Runcorn-based company, though, the team's been kept together by Codemasters, it's getting...

Mission Blog: Chapter 1 - Hello, Worlds

Chapter 1 - Hello, Worlds

Come fly with me

I don't like to draw much attention to No Man's Sky's technical problems, undeniably present though they are, but I did find it sort of hilarious that after my initial attempt to boot the game up saw it crash, it turned out you begin the game having crash landed. It was a graceless, unintentionally brilliant moment, the software...

Gamescom 2016: Prey on PS4 Will Mug You Off

Prey on PS4 Will Mug You Off

Coffee break

Bethesda's released a short snippet of sci-fi horror Prey's gameplay, demonstrating how you can assume the shape of well… Office mugs in order to navigate the alien infested space station Talos I. We're not entirely sure why the publisher's opting to demo this reboot in drips and drabs, but we do reckon that the BioShock-inspired...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 131

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 131

Gold standard

The last weekend of Olympic action awaits, and we're warming ourselves up for a weekend spent… Scoffing snacks and watching others exert themselves on the television. Of course, we'll be squeezing in a whole lot of gaming in between the various scheduled finals. Here's what we're playing. Sammy Barker, Editor: I've got an absolute...

News: Out of This World PS4 Flash Sale Knocks Up to 80 Per Cent Off in North America

Out of This World PS4 Flash Sale Knocks Up to 80 Per Cent Off in North America

Different class

Has all of the Gamescom 2016 news left you lusting for something fresh to play? Sony's rolled out a surprise PlayStation Store Flash Sale in North America, which centres on the theme of "otherworldly" games. Some of the highlights on the PlayStation 4 include Another World for just $1.59, Thief for $5.99, and Dragon Age:...

News: Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Sounds Like the Definitive Version by Far

Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Sounds Like the Definitive Version by Far

Croft aloft

We already know that Square Enix is going above and beyond with the PlayStation 4 version of Rise of the Tomb Raider, packing it with content to make up for the title's year long delay. But has it gone the extra mile in terms of performance, too? Digital Foundry has posted a quick preliminary investigation from the Gamescom 2016 show...