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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...

News: No Fair! Japan's Getting The Unfinished Swan on PS4 and Vita Next Week

No Fair! Japan's Getting The Unfinished Swan on PS4 and Vita Next Week

Still not finished, apparently

You may recall a rumour that was floating about the internet late last year which suggested that PlayStation 3 classic The Unfinished Swan would be recklessly flinging paint onto the PlayStation 4. The speculations were soon shot down, but we've kept our fingers crossed ever since. Apparently all our appendage-based...

News: Killzone: Mercenary Prepares for PlayStation TV with Patch

Killzone: Mercenary Prepares for PlayStation TV with Patch

Show stopper

We’re not entirely sure why Sony’s opted to delay the PlayStation TV for a month in Europe, but those of you in North America will be able to wrap your hands around the nifty little microconsole starting from tomorrow. And in order to celebrate that momentous occasion, Guerrilla Cambridge has deployed a timely patch for Killzone:...

News: Fencing Sim Nidhogg Strategically Shuffles onto PS4 and Vita This Week

Fencing Sim Nidhogg Strategically Shuffles onto PS4 and Vita This Week

En garde

If there's one thing Sony's system's are sorely lacking, it's games about fencing that feature giant cosmic worms which devour the inferior player. Luckily, Nidhogg is here to fill that hideously underrepresented niche. The inventive indie joins recent PlayStation Plus freebie Sportsfriends as an example of smaller developers making...

News: Resident Evil TV Series to Rise Following Final Movie

Resident Evil TV Series to Rise Following Final Movie

Ada know what to say

Remember those live-action Resident Evil movies? Well, they’re still being made – and now there are plans for a television series to debut following the release of the sixth (and, allegedly, final) cinematic flick. Resident Evil: The Last Chapter is currently being written, and will see all of the franchise's ‘famous’...

News: How Many People Play Destiny on Average Every Day?

How Many People Play Destiny on Average Every Day?

A lot

Browse any website or message board, and you’ll find plenty of people whining about Destiny – but a month removed from its release, the title is still performing incredibly well. In a post on Bungie.net, the developer has revealed that an average of 3.2 million people play the futuristic first-person shooter for approximately three hours...

News: DriveClub Dev Considering Compensation Options for Disastrous Launch

DriveClub Dev Considering Compensation Options for Disastrous Launch

Company had 'confidence' in servers

DriveClub actually performed pretty well in this week’s UK sales charts update, meaning that the racer sold reasonably at retail. That makes its launch issues all the more problematic, because, potentially, thousands of people are stuck with a game that doesn’t work as advertised. This has prompted game...

News: This New Far Cry 4 Trailer Shows Off Kyrat's Colourful Characters

This New Far Cry 4 Trailer Shows Off Kyrat's Colourful Characters

Kyrat race

There's a new Far Cry game on the horizon, which means that Ubisoft is hard at work sending us trailers every other day. We've not posted them all, of course, because we can only listen to so much marketing jargon and dubstep before we permanently reinvent the definition of insanity. But on a lazy - and decidedly slow - Sunday like today,...

News: Tales of Hearts R Cuddles Up to PlayStation TV Next Month

Tales of Hearts R Cuddles Up to PlayStation TV Next Month

Love at first sight

Hotly anticipated PlayStation Vita JRPG Tales of Hearts R is striding gallantly towards its 11th November and 14th November launch in North America and Europe respectively – but there’s one last piece of good news for Bandai Namco to share before the title sticks its sword into store shelves. Indeed, those of you not keen...

News: Snow Joke! Standalone White PS4 Coming to UK Next Week

Snow Joke! Standalone White PS4 Coming to UK Next Week

Winter wonderbox

Personally, we quite like the idea of all of our home entertainment appliances being the same colour (black), but if you don’t suffer from a pesky case of OCD, then you may be tempted by the white PlayStation 4 console. Previously, this was only available alongside Destiny or DriveClub, but, as promised by Worldwide Studios...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 42

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 42

Chirp, chirp

The songbirds will keep on singing, and we’ll keep on playing video games. With the thrust of the holiday season now in full swing, there’s no shortage of titles to choose from – as is evidenced by the variety outlined by our team of writers below. Of course, with reviews to write and news to report on, there’s no real time to...

Feature: Why Do Next-Gen Games Keep Disappointing?

Why Do Next-Gen Games Keep Disappointing?

PS poor

DriveClub, one of Sony’s big exclusive PlayStation 4 games, launched this week to a largely lukewarm reception. Evolution Studios’ hotly anticipated racing title had been paraded as one of the first must-have next-gen releases, only for a string of middling reviews to siphon any fuel out of its tank. The critical response, as a whole,...

News: PlayStation Experience Pledges a Peek into the Future of PS4

PlayStation Experience Pledges a Peek into the Future of PS4

Breathe slowly

This came out of nowhere, didn’t it? Sony has announced a two-day community event in Las Vegas named PlayStation Experience, which promises to offer an “exclusive first look at what’s coming next in 2015”. This could just mean that the platform holder’s going to allow attendees to get some hands-on time with the likes of...

First Impressions: Take a Minute to Learn About One of PS4's Hidden Gems

Take a Minute to Learn About One of PS4's Hidden Gems

60 second smash

Without meaning to sound like a jaded so-and-so, the one problem with reporting on video games is that they rarely have the ability to surprise. As an infant, this particular editor used to relish trips to underground game stores where shelves of import titles gazed gleefully back – every single one of them a mysterious entity...