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News: Check Out How Assassin's Creed Syndicate Runs on PS4 with 60 Minutes of Gameplay

Check Out How Assassin's Creed Syndicate Runs on PS4 with 60 Minutes of Gameplay

At least it doesn't crash

Ubisoft's released almost an hour of Assassin's Creed Syndicate gameplay on PlayStation 4, so now's as good a time as any to see how the stab-'em-up is looking and running on Sony's newest console. Gaze past the sometimes awkward commentary and there's actually some decent gameplay to analyse here. London itself seems...

News: Muramasa and Dragon's Crown Creator Vanillaware Is Teasing a New HD Project

Muramasa and Dragon's Crown Creator Vanillaware Is Teasing a New HD Project

It's bound to be gorgeous

It looks as though talented Japanese outfit Vanillaware is gearing up to announce a new project in the next few days, if this teaser website is anything to go by. Whatever the game is, it'll be revealed live in Boston on the 20th July. There's already some speculation that it may be a high definition re-release of the...

News: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture's PS4 Theme Is Suitably Serene

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture's PS4 Theme Is Suitably Serene

Bright and beautiful

You'd expect a game set in sunny Shropshire to pack a pretty calming PlayStation 4 theme, and Everybody's Gone to the Rapture's animated wallpaper is more or less exactly what you'd anticipate. This is free with pre-orders for The Chinese Room's exclusive walking simulator, and even changes depending on the time of day. Delish...

News: Don't Want to Buy God of War III PS4? Play It in LittleBigPlanet 3

Don't Want to Buy God of War III PS4? Play It in LittleBigPlanet 3

Sacktastic

It's been a little while since we posted about a LittleBigPlanet 3 level, but this God of War III adaptation really is something else. Released to coincide with the PlayStation 4 version of Sony Santa Monica's deity destroying epic, this burlap adaptation features a series of arena battles against Hades, Hercules, and, of course, Zeus...

News: PlayStation Employees Pick God of War III's Best Moments

PlayStation Employees Pick God of War III's Best Moments

Spoilers, obvs

God of War III will finally swing onto the PlayStation 4 this week. And while we're busy beavering away on a review for you – we finally got our copy, by the way – we figured that this video should get you in the mood. In it, various PlayStation employees from Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida all the way through to...

Rumour: Tron: Escape Parks Its Lightcycle on PS4

Tron: Escape Parks Its Lightcycle on PS4

Trip the light fantastic

Someone get Daft Punk on the line: there's a new Tron game in production for the PlayStation 4. Well, that appears to be the case anyway, as a listing for a release named Tron: Escape has been spotted on a Brazilian ratings board. It's coming to the PlayStation 4 apparently – even though it's the first that we've heard...

News: Just How Good Is DriveClub's Lighting on PS4?

Just How Good Is DriveClub's Lighting on PS4?

Pretty darn good

We've probably long passed the point where we should be praising DriveClub's visuals, but it's an agonisingly slow news day and we figured that this clip was worth a post. Prior to the racer's servers exploding, developer Evolution Studios talked a lot about the title's dynamic lightning and volumetric clouds – but what do these...

News: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Will Boast a Brutal Difficulty Tier on PS4

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Will Boast a Brutal Difficulty Tier on PS4

But less bullet sponges

If you're one of the three people in the world that didn't break a sweat at Uncharted's otherwise impossible Crushing mode, then you may be pleased to hear that an even more brutal difficulty option will be making its way into Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. We're working off second-hand information here, but Kotaku...

Soapbox: Why I Love Shenmue

Why I Love Shenmue

Sammy Barker recalls his history with Yu Suzuki's hit series

I don't remember the day that the snow turned to rain, but I do remember when I first learned about Shenmue. I must have been no more than 11-years-old at the time, and I'd been bought a copy of EDGE magazine. It had one of those customary end-of-year features spotlighting all of the...

News: Square Enix Is Bringing The Big Guns to Gamescom 2015, Including Final Fantasy XV

Square Enix Is Bringing The Big Guns to Gamescom 2015, Including Final Fantasy XV

New info and announcements incoming

Gamescom 2015 is looking to be a big event for Square Enix. The Japanese publisher is bringing all of its heavy hitting, upcoming releases to the German expo, including the still elusive Final Fantasy XV. Noctis and the gang will apparently be on show during several 'exciting stage presentations', and there'll...

News: Here's Your First Look at Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection on PS4

Here's Your First Look at Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection on PS4

1080p, 60 frames-per-second

How does Uncharted 2: Among Thieves look on the PlayStation 4? Honestly, a lot like you remember it. Meristation has got its grubby mitts on four or so minutes of that E3 2009 moment running on Sony's new-gen system in 1080p at 60 frames-per-second, and it's sure looking slick. It's still very much the same game, though...

News: Pre-Order Journey on PS4 and Get a Typically Pretty Theme

Pre-Order Journey on PS4 and Get a Typically Pretty Theme

Coming to cross-buy users, too

The PlayStation Store's got quite a few decent PlayStation 4 themes knocking around, but this static Journey background's bound to look rather good. Sony Santa Monica Studio announced on Twitter that you'll be able to nab the theme by pre-ordering the sensual adventure on PS4. The new-gen port releases on the 21st...

News: DONTNOD Applying Final Touches to Life Is Strange: Episode 4

DONTNOD Applying Final Touches to Life Is Strange: Episode 4

Arcadia wait

It's been quite some time since the previous episode of Life Is Strange released – and what a cruel cliff-hanger developer DONTNOD left us on – so it's probably time we got an update on the Parisian outfit's progress with Episode 4. Fortunately, it's confirmed that while the new instalment won't be arriving this week as expected,...

News: Shenmue III Smashes $5 Million Milestone

Shenmue III Smashes $5 Million Milestone

Way cool

Shenmue III may have struggled during the middle part of its crowd funding campaign, but it's really flying right now. Following the release of this morning's new trailer, the title has raised a further $100,000 on Kickstarter – and has crossed the all-important $5 million milestone as a consequence. This means that the Character...

News: This Is What FIFA 16 Brings to the Beautiful Game

This Is What FIFA 16 Brings to the Beautiful Game

Raising the bar

Oft criticised for not doing enough to warrant a new instalment every year, the FIFA franchise is always attempting to make bold claims regarding new features that it's bringing to the beautiful game. If you can look past the usual marketing guff, FIFA 16's gameplay innovations trailer breaks down what's new reasonably well, so...

News: Goat Simulator Bleats to PS4, PS3 from 11th August

Goat Simulator Bleats to PS4, PS3 from 11th August

No kidding

One-time YouTube smash Goat Simulator will extend a hairy hoof to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 from 11th August, developers Coffee Stain Studios and Double Eleven have announced. The animal-based adventure launched on the Xbox One a little while ago, but we've been pressing the studio about a PlayStation port ever since...