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News: Meet the Heroes from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

Meet the Heroes from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

Daily grind

Is skating still popular? We're not sure, but we certainly don't recognise any of the pros from this Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 trailer. Well, aside from the Birdman and his son Riley, of course. In this clip, the "stars" talk about how cool it is being in a video game, which we can understand – especially seeing as most of these grew up...

News: Hardware Rivals Trademark Registered by Sony in Japan

Hardware Rivals Trademark Registered by Sony in Japan

Could it be London Studio's next title?

Hardware: Rivals – a new game name supposedly registered by Sony in Japan – sounds like it should be PlayStation's take on that wacky Dreamcast role-playing release that depicted the demise of SEGA, but there's greater evidence to suggest that it's the next title from London Studio. We're going to assume...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Kept You Waiting, Huh?

Japanese Sales Charts: Kept You Waiting, Huh?

Fortunately, there's not much to see here

Once again, there's nothing doing in the Japanese sales charts – well, unless you're fascinated by the evergreen nature of Nintendo's biggest franchises. Actually, the PlayStation 4 is proving a bit of an oddity in the East at the moment; it's not selling well by any stretch of the imagination, but it's...

News: Street Fighter V's PS4 Beta Readies for Round Two

Street Fighter V's PS4 Beta Readies for Round Two

Ken you believe it?

Street Fighter V is spoiling for a fight – and it's going to host a five day royal rumble starting 28th August. Following last week's European server stress test, the brawler's PlayStation 4 beta will return proper this weekend. This means that if you've got the client installed on your console, you should be able to enjoy...

News: Sony's Stopping Twitch Streamers from Archiving Until Dawn

Sony's Stopping Twitch Streamers from Archiving Until Dawn

Nightmare

We're not entirely sure how we feel about this one. A tweet by Twitch Support appears to allude to the fact that Sony has disabled archiving on Until Dawn, preventing people from replaying streams that have since concluded. This could be a simple error on the platform holder's part, but it seems like a calculated decision to stop the story...

News: PGA Tour PS4's Price Putt Down in EU PlayStation Store Sale

PGA Tour PS4's Price Putt Down in EU PlayStation Store Sale

Cost of LEGO games also crumbled

With no release date or information attached to Sony's own Hot Shots Golf sequel, we're gagging for a good gold game on the PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, the recently released Rory McIlroy PGA Tour hit a bit of a bogey – but we'd happily take it for a swing at the right price. Fortunately, then, EA Sports has...

Store Update: 25th August 2015 (North America)

25th August 2015 (North America)

Touch down

The avalanche of PlayStation 4 software that infiltrated the European PlayStation Store earlier has now descended on North America, so you may want to lock yourself in a nearby nuclear bunker, because there's a lot of content up for grabs. Highlights include, of course, Madden NFL 16 and Until Dawn – but a big shout out to One Piece:...

News: Scream Like You Mean It with Until Dawn's Launch Trailer

Scream Like You Mean It with Until Dawn's Launch Trailer

Argh

The shock success of Until Dawn appears to have taken even Sony by surprise, as it scrambles to put out trailers and prepare bundles for what's turned out one of the better exclusives on the PlayStation 4. Given the critical mauling that The Order: 1886 received, we can understand why it was sceptical of this one – but at least it can give it...

News: Diablo III's Gigantic New PS4 Patch Is Out Now

Diablo III's Gigantic New PS4 Patch Is Out Now

1.6GB of pure grinding goodness

Rejoice fellow demon slayers, for the massive Diablo III patch that was detailed earlier today is actually available to download right now on PlayStation 4. The update adds an absolute ton of stuff to the superb loot-'em-up, including a new area, a new questline, and, of course, new gear to hunt down and add to your...

News: Koei Tecmo Is Switching Its Attention to Unannounced PlayStation 4 Exclusives

Koei Tecmo Is Switching Its Attention to Unannounced PlayStation 4 Exclusives

Will the rest of Japan follow?

According to Yosuke Hayashi, the producer of Dead or Alive, Japanese publisher Koei Tecmo is working on several PlayStation 4 exclusive titles. In other words, the company may be starting to switch its attention to Sony's newest console rather than holding games back so that they can be released on the PlayStation 3...

News: PS4's Final Fantasy VII Remake Sounds Like It Isn't Far into Development at All

PS4's Final Fantasy VII Remake Sounds Like It Isn't Far into Development at All

"Please don't ask how far into development we are"

Right, so we reckon that if Final Fantasy XV comes out either late next year or early 2017, then Final Fantasy VII Remake will probably have to launch around 2020. Obviously we hope that we're exaggerating, but by the sounds of it, the game really isn't far into development at all. Speaking in...

News: Yakuza 5 Will Launch with All of Its Japanese DLC Included

Yakuza 5 Will Launch with All of Its Japanese DLC Included

Kamurocho calling

We're eagerly awaiting a concrete Western release date for Yakuza 5 - which could well be the final PlayStation 3 exclusive that you really should play - and the game's newest video isn't making the wait any easier. Posting on the North American PlayStation Blog, Atlus' John Hardin has detailed a few of the title's finer points,...

News: Metal Gear Solid V's Best Trailer Yet Feels Like a Goodbye from Kojima

Metal Gear Solid V's Best Trailer Yet Feels Like a Goodbye from Kojima

See you space cowboy

Not many games manage to roll absolute hype and saddening, sombre undertones into one amazing five minute trailer, but Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's somehow managed it. Directed and edited by none other than Hideo Kojima himself, it almost feels like a goodbye from the visionary in numerous ways, and not just because...

Store Update: 25th August 2015 (Europe)

25th August 2015 (Europe)

The motherload

Good grief, we don't think that European PlayStation Store updates get much bigger than this. There are no less than 15 new PlayStation 4 games out this week, and while they're not all as equally exciting, one can't argue with such an immensely impressive haul. We've rounded up all of the goods below, but do let us know what you'll be...

News: Dragon's Dogma Online's Launch Trailer Has Us Begging For a Western Release

Dragon's Dogma Online's Launch Trailer Has Us Begging For a Western Release

Burned alive

"Damn you, Dragon's Dogma Online!" we cry as we drop to our knees, knowing full well that Capcom's aware of our plight, yet refuses to give us even a whiff of a Western release. The massively multiplayer online role-playing game finally launches in Japan in just a few days, so the publisher's rolled out a launch trailer to remind us...

News: Earth Defense Force Brings Big Bugs to Europe

Earth Defense Force  Brings Big Bugs to Europe

PS4 and Vita titles creeping overseas

You can't quite beat the appeal of a plunging framerate as billions of bugs infest your high definition display, so we come bearing good news for our European readers: Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair will crawl into the Old World later this year on the PlayStation 4. The game was already...

News: Horizon: Zero Dawn Has the Best PS4 Clouds Since DriveClub

Horizon: Zero Dawn Has the Best PS4 Clouds Since DriveClub

Silver lining

Forget about games like Crackdown 3 – this right here is the real power of the cloud. As part of a presentation at SIGGRAPH 2015, Dutch developer Guerrilla Games briefly touched upon the volumetric clouds that it'll be including in forthcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn. And while it all gets really technical and a...

First Impressions: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Embraces the Past As It Focuses on the Future

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Embraces the Past As It Focuses on the Future

Lean, mean, cybernetic machine

With Call of Duty being the most successful multiplayer shooter franchise in video game history, you would think that betas would've been the norm by now. Instead, each instalment has had infamous issues. Annoying perks such as Juggernaut in Modern Warfare, overpowered weapons like the FAMAS and AK74u in Black Ops,...