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First Impressions: Rolling with the PS4 Port of Skating Smash OlliOlli

Rolling with the PS4 Port of Skating Smash OlliOlli

Deck the mall

We won’t need to expend too many sentences to summarise the PlayStation 4 port of Roll7’s surprisingly strong skateboarding sim OlliOlli: it’s the PlayStation Vita game amplified to the size of your television screen. Rather than develop the title in-house, the British-based studio has offloaded the heavy lifting to BlitWorks,...

News: You'll Need a PS4 to Participate in the DOOM Beta

You'll Need a PS4 to Participate in the DOOM Beta

Apologies if you haven't upgraded yet

We know next to nothing about the game, but Bethesda has confirmed that the recently revealed DOOM beta that’s set to ship alongside pre-orders of MachineGames’ series reboot Wolfenstein: The New Order will only be compatible with the PlayStation 4. That means that if you purchase the aforementioned title on...

News: Free Runner Z-Run Rises from the Dead This Spring

Free Runner Z-Run Rises from the Dead This Spring

Multi-kill

Ever since Ready to Run developer Beatshapers' PlayStation Vita endless runner Z-Run passed its expected summer release date last year, we've been in the dark regarding the zombie slaying adventure. Now, almost a year later, the title has been given a complete overhaul, and looks like something that we're willing to sink our teeth into...

News: Football Manager Classic 2014 Will Be Scoring a Sporty Vita Bundle

Football Manager Classic 2014 Will Be Scoring a Sporty Vita Bundle

And it's coming soon

If you fancy yourself a football fan, but aren't so keen on the wildly controversial exercise side of the sport, perhaps Football Manager Classic 2014 will be right up your alley. As the title suggests, this management sim will allow you to train and foster your very own team. What's more, developer Sports Interactive has...

News: Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection Dances to Vita This Summer

Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection Dances to Vita This Summer

Taking the spotlight

Our wonderful Gamindustri girls are back in action with Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection, which is set to release on the PlayStation Vita this summer. Rather than donning armour and going all out in combat, this battle takes place on stage, as you join the idol world to take down the illustrious group MOB-48. With...

News: Assassin's Creed: Unity Is the One PS4 Title That Can't Stay Undercover

Assassin's Creed: Unity Is the One PS4 Title That Can't Stay Undercover

Loose lips sink ships

For a stealth game, Assassin’s Creed: Unity is pretty lousy at keeping itself concealed. Ubisoft’s upcoming next-gen exclusive romp through the French revolution first leaked on NeoGAF, after a user supposedly shared a plane trip with an employee who revealed some details about the game. Kotaku then got its hands on some...

News: Octodad May Extend a Tentacle to PS4 Later This Month

Octodad May Extend a Tentacle to PS4 Later This Month

Fish out of water

The hotly anticipated PlayStation 4 port of Young Horses’ bizarre underwater escapade Octodad: Dadliest Catch is finished, and is currently going through Sony’s certification process. According to a studio spokesperson writing on Reddit, if our aquatic protagonist can get past the platform holder’s quality assurance...

News: The Force Is with Uncharted's Amy Hennig as She Swaps Drake for Skywalker

The Force Is with Uncharted's Amy Hennig as She Swaps Drake for Skywalker

Luminary to oversee new Star Wars project

Visceral Games’ underrated survival horror series Dead Space may be deader than its name suggests, but that’s not stopping the Electronic Arts owned studio from soldiering on with an even bigger sci-fi brand. Rumours have connected the company to Star Wars for some time now – and they have been...

First Impressions: Is the PS Vita Dragging Murasaki Baby Back?

Is the PS Vita Dragging Murasaki Baby Back?

Who loves ya, baby?

Murasaki Baby is a gobstoppingly gorgeous title – but it’s yet to prove that it’s an entertaining one. The inaugural escapade by Italian outfit Ovosonico shares similarities with creative director Massimo Guarini’s previous outing Shadows of the Damned, in that it provides an inviting aesthetic, but not enough immediate...

Hands On: Ubisoft Abandons Weapons for Watercolours in Child of Light on PS4

Ubisoft Abandons Weapons for Watercolours in Child of Light on PS4

Sweet child o' mine

Female protagonists are a rare sight. Most games lean towards a male lead, allowing women to – at most – occupy the role of a sidekick. Child of Light, however, sees a young girl take centre stage in an intriguing PlayStation 4 production. Elaborately named Aurora, the protagonist is a princess, and although her crown slips...

News: The Wolf Among Us Teases Episode 3 Ahead of Imminent Release

The Wolf Among Us Teases Episode 3 Ahead of Imminent Release

"Whatever it is, I didn't do it"

We're at the halfway point in Telltale Games' episodic adventure The Wolf Among Us, and events are starting to get messy for our hero Bigby. If you're eager for a glimpse at the next instalment following the sadistic cliff hanger of Episode 2, a trailer lurks just below to feed your addiction. Just be warned that...

News: Grand Theft Auto V to Expand with Exciting Single Player DLC

Grand Theft Auto V to Expand with Exciting Single Player DLC

Livin' the high life

Rockstar Games’ open world opus Grand Theft Auto V may have aged considerably since the launch of the PlayStation 4, but that’s not stopping the dedicated developer from keeping the release rich with content for you to rob. Writing as part of a blog post on its official website, the studio outlined the popular outing’s...

News: Plans for Drakengard 3's European Release Get Spilled with a Collector's Edition

Plans for Drakengard 3's European Release Get Spilled with a Collector's Edition

Ask and you shall receive

When news of series prequel Drakengard 3's overseas release was announced last year, fans of the franchise rejoiced following its lengthy hiatus. However, European collectors weren't quite as ecstatic, as it was revealed that the game would only be seeing a physical release in North America. After fan revolting, a...

News: PS4 Survival Horror Daylight Spares You of Scares Until End of April

PS4 Survival Horror Daylight Spares You of Scares Until End of April

Title's still coming for you

Those of you with weak knees will have no need to shake, rattle, and roll until the end of April, as Blacklight: Retribution developer Zombie Studios has delayed its procedurally generated PlayStation 4 survival horror Daylight until the end of April. In a decidedly unspooky message, a company representative pointed out...

Talking Point: Has Sony's Dithering Turned Off PS Vita TV's Chances?

Has Sony's Dithering Turned Off PS Vita TV's Chances?

Change the channel

As expected, Amazon broadcast its arrival into the microconsole space today. The straightforwardly named Fire TV is a miniscule set top box designed to stream media applications such as Netflix and Hulu to your television. However, in addition to being a conduit for video content, the miniscule machine can also be upgraded with...

Store Update: 2nd April 2014 (Europe)

2nd April 2014 (Europe)

Bat attack

It’s the Caped Crusader who’s at the heart of this week’s European PlayStation Store update, with Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition taking centre stage. The Dark Knight isn’t the only recognisable character in town, though, as Jodie Holmes from Beyond: Two Souls and Lu Bu from Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends...

News: Fetch a Copy of PlayStation Vita Pets from 3rd June

Fetch a Copy of PlayStation Vita Pets from 3rd June

Hot dog

Here’s a little secret that you may not know: this editor has a penchant for child friendly titles. There’s something about accessible gameplay mechanics and colourful graphics that makes kiddie releases feel like comfort food in an industry dominated by hardcore first-person shooters and sprawling role-playing games – and it’s a...

DLC Review: Underwater Espionage in BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode Two

Underwater Espionage in BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode Two

Wave goodbye

Videogame fans cried out in unison as industry legend Ken Levine announced that he’d be closing down beloved BioShock developer Irrational Games a few weeks ago. However, the office was not to be boarded up until he’d seen the third and final instalment of BioShock Infinite’s DLC out of the door. Now that the dust’s settled,...