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News: Japan Has a Killer PS4 Line Up Over the Next Few Months

Japan Has a Killer PS4 Line Up Over the Next Few Months

Crazy new ad says it all

It's time for another crazy Japanese PlayStation television ad, so we hope that you've come prepared. Featuring a man who can only be described as incredibly enthusiastic, the clip highlights 16 titles coming to the PlayStation 4 before the year is out in Japan. Oh, and there's a mad mention of PlayStation VR as well...

Guide: What Time Does Sony's TGS 2016 Press Conference Start?

What Time Does Sony's TGS 2016 Press Conference Start?

We go again

You may have only just recovered from last week's PlayStation Meeting 2016 press conference, but it's time to do it all over again ahead of the Tokyo Game Show this week. Sony's annual Japanese press conference is always aimed directly at the domestic market in Asia, but fans will want to tune in regardless, as it's sure to hold value...

Feature: Five Reveals You Should Anticipate at Sony's TGS 2016 Presser

Five Reveals You Should Anticipate at Sony's TGS 2016 Presser

Predictions for Sony's next big briefing

With last week's PlayStation Meeting being in such close proximity, Sony's annual Tokyo Game Show press conference has been given short shrift. Despite being aimed at the Japanese market, however, these media briefings are usually decent, spotlighting titles a little different to what we've come to expect...

News: UK Sales Charts: Overwatch Is Still Unbeatable as Uncharted Stretches Its Legs

UK Sales Charts: Overwatch Is Still Unbeatable as Uncharted Stretches Its Legs

Tracer on top

Sony must be really, really satisfied with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. The game's been a constant in the UK top ten since its release, and it's remained in seventh this week. No Man's Sky, another first-party game, is also doing incredibly well for itself – despite the poor word of mouth. It's finished up in eighth this week. But...

News: Promising PlayStation VR Exclusive Farpoint Will Be Enhanced by PS4 Pro

Promising PlayStation VR Exclusive Farpoint Will Be Enhanced by PS4 Pro

Starship super

We've played PlayStation VR exclusive Farpoint on a standard PlayStation 4 console and it looks freakin' good – but it'll look even better on the PlayStation 4 Pro. As announced at Sony's PlayStation Meeting press conference last week, the first-person shooter will boast a "doubled pixel count" compared to the standard version...

News: Listen to the Full Final Fantasy XV Live at Abbey Road Performance

Listen to the Full Final Fantasy XV Live at Abbey Road Performance

Music fit for a king

Good news if you missed last week's stream of Final Fantasy XV's soundtrack being performed live at Abbey Road Studios, as Square Enix has archived the footage, and we've embedded it above for your viewing pleasure.If you'll recall, the broadcast began just an hour before Sony's big PlayStation Meeting kicked off, so it kind...

News: Call of Duty's Backing PS4 Pro in a Big Way

Call of Duty's Backing PS4 Pro in a Big Way

Arms race

As predicted, Call of Duty will be one of the biggest brands supporting the PlayStation 4 Pro at launch – but Activision's really going above and beyond. As announced at last week's PlayStation Meeting 2016 press conference, both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will be compatible with the new...

TGS 2016: Lara Croft Survives Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Trailer

Lara Croft Survives Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Trailer

Rise of the Tomb Raider launches on the PlayStation 4 next month with a bevy of bonus material – including PlayStation VR support in a brand new chapter. And, after last year's disappointing launch, Square Enix is now fighting hard to revive some interest in the release. This trailer has been prepared to coincide with the Tokyo Game Show, and...

News: Uncharted 4's PS4 Slim Bundle Is An Absolute Steal

Uncharted 4's PS4 Slim Bundle Is An Absolute Steal

Canadians getting robbed, though

Sony announced this week that the new PlayStation 4 Slim will retail for $299.99 in the United States. Good price, right? Well, it gets better, as starting 15th September, you'll be able to buy the diet device as part of an Uncharted 4: A Thief's End bundle – which will also cost you a meagre $299.99. Pre-orders...

Mission Blog: Chapter 4 - Financial Times

Chapter 4 - Financial Times

Money, it's a gas

I'd been searching for copper among the asteroids hovering in the nothingness for at least an hour. The hyperdrive upgrade I managed to find in the last system required hundreds of the stuff, and I was accumulating it at a snail's pace. After visiting a handful of yellow star systems and knowing full well that the other colours...

News: Will PS4 Pro Improve Games on Traditional 1080p HDTVs?

Will PS4 Pro Improve Games on Traditional 1080p HDTVs?

Yes, and here's a quick look at how

Sony will have learned a lot about PlayStation 4 Pro and how to market the machine this week, with the way it talks about traditional 1080p televisions being a crucial reality check. While the new hardware has clearly been designed to excel in 4K with HDR switched on, it's simply not true that the console will...

News: There'll Be a Logo on PS4 Pro Enhanced Game Cases

There'll Be a Logo on PS4 Pro Enhanced Game Cases

Oh great

It's usually around this stage in the generation that box art gets completely murdered by superfluous logos, and between PlayStation VR and the new PlayStation 4 Pro, the Japanese giant is planning to make a right old mess. Games Radar reports that titles enhanced by Sony's new hardware – which should, we must stress, end up being all...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend - Issue 134

What Are You Playing This Weekend - Issue 134

The waiting game

Wow, 134 issues of What Are You Playing and this is maybe... The third or fourth time that Overlord Barker hasn't put it together? That's some dedication right there, but enough waffling - it's time to find out what we're going to be playing on this rather grey but warm UK weekend. Robert Ramsey, Associate Editor: It's taken me...

News: No, PS4 Pro Game Patches Won't Cost You Money

No, PS4 Pro Game Patches Won't Cost You Money

Developer weighs in on latest rumour

Right, so there's been a rumour spreading like crazy around the web that you'll actually have to pay for PlayStation 4 Pro updates. In other words, when a game gets a Pro update, supposedly increasing its graphical prowess or technical performance, you'll have to pay to download it. This rumour originally...

News: Bethesda Speaks Out: Sony Will Not Allow Fallout 4 or Skyrim Mods on PS4

Bethesda Speaks Out: Sony Will Not Allow Fallout 4 or Skyrim Mods on PS4

Dropped like a bomb

After months of waiting for mod support for Fallout 4 on PlayStation 4, Bethesda has finally issued a statement that provides some clarity on the matter. We've know for a while that Bethesda has been trying to get mods up and running on the current-gen console, but for whatever reason, discussions with Sony have never quite...

Poll: Will You Be Buying a PS4 Pro?

Will You Be Buying a PS4 Pro?

You knew this was coming

Aaaaand here we are. It's been roughly two days since the PlayStation 4 Pro was announced at Sony's PlayStation Meeting, and it's reasonably safe to say that opinions are divided. For some, the Pro is exactly what they expected, while others are a little disappointed that it isn't something more. Naturally, this means that...