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News: Street Fighter V's Already Sounding Slammin'

Street Fighter V's Already Sounding Slammin'

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Ultra Street Fighter IV was, in many ways, the perfect fighting game – but we'd point to its weird techno soundtrack as one of its only flaws. Street Fighter V sounds like it won't be making the same mistake, as a handful of audio samples have made their way onto the web – and they're much closer to what you'd expect from Capcom's iconic...

News: Sony Wants to Amplify Indie Scene in Japan

Sony Wants to Amplify Indie Scene in Japan

Bold goals

Indie games represent a gigantic part of the market in Europe and North America right now, but they're less popular in Japan. We're starting to see developers like Yu Suzuki, Keiji Inafune, and Koji Igarashi break away from big publishers in order to go it alone, but these examples are rare. Speaking at the BitSummit convention in...

News: As H1Z1's Servers Come Back Online, Lizard Squad Continues Harassment

As H1Z1's Servers Come Back Online, Lizard Squad Continues Harassment

Now offering money for someone to deface CEO's father's grave

After the ridiculous drama that went down this week, Daybreak Game Company is starting to get its games' servers back online. Although PlanetSide 2 is still unplayable for many, H1Z1 appears to be back in working order. However, there's a lot more than video games going on right now...

News: Assassin's Creed Syndicate Short Proves There's No Place Like London

Assassin's Creed Syndicate Short Proves There's No Place Like London

Good stuff, guv'nor

Assassin's Creed Syndicate was out in force at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, fighting against austerity for the poor people back in the UK. Actually, that's a lie – Ubisoft was merely showing off the latest entry in its stealth series in order to secure a few more pre-orders. Rather than demo some new gameplay footage,...

News: Crypt of the NecroDancer Is Waltzing onto PS4, Vita

Crypt of the NecroDancer Is Waltzing onto PS4, Vita

No release date given

Cha-chaing from PC to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita is Crypt of the NecroDancer, a rhythm-based, roguelike dungeon crawler. "Crypt of the NecroDancer's unique gameplay and captivating soundtrack have been a hit on PC," a spokesperson wrote on the official PlayStation Blog. "We are extremely excited to make our...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 75

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 75

New balls, please

The weekend has finally arrived, which means that it's Wimbledon finals time. Of course, if you're not interested in scoffing strawberries while marvelling at Roger Federer's ability to make tennis balls bow to his every whim, then you'll probably be playing some PlayStation games. As such, let's get this latest edition of WAYP...

News: Kojima Productions Has Disbanded, Says Solid Snake Voice Actor

Kojima Productions Has Disbanded, Says Solid Snake Voice Actor

The End

It's been a while since we heard anything from Kojima Productions, but according to a not-so cryptic tweet made by Akio Otsuka – the Japanese voice actor for Solid Snake – the developer has officially been disbanded. Writing on Twitter, the veteran larynx lender posted a heartfelt goodbye to the studio that turned him into a star among...

News: Yu Suzuki Hints at Fresh Shenmue III Trailer

Yu Suzuki Hints at Fresh Shenmue III Trailer

FREE at last

This is it: the final push. Shenmue III is a week away from being funded, and while the past seven days have been kind to the project, it's going to need a massive boost in order to hit some of its latter stretch goals. Fortunately, series creator Yu Suzuki sounds like a man with a plan, and he's hinted as part of a Twitter Q&A...

News: This Kid Clearly Wishes He'd Won a PS4 at Comic Con

This Kid Clearly Wishes He'd Won a PS4 at Comic Con

Yay

When companies give away consoles, they do so with the intention of building positive press. Microsoft is on the showfloor at the San Diego Comic Con this weekend, handing out Xbox Ones among various other prizes. But while this winner may have gifted the Redmond firm a viral video, it's not quite the Nintendo 64 sequel that the organisation may...

News: The Witcher 3's New PS4 Patch Is So Big It Puts Other Games to Shame

The Witcher 3's New PS4 Patch Is So Big It Puts Other Games to Shame

It never ends

As promised, CD Projekt Red has revealed the full patch notes for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's upcoming PlayStation 4 update - and it's an absolute monster. As such, we couldn't possibly begin to go into too much detail on this one or we'd be here all day, so we'll just skim the most important changes and leave the rest to you. For...

News: Tembo the Badass Elephant Locks Tusks with PS4 from 21st July

Tembo the Badass Elephant Locks Tusks with PS4 from 21st July

Mammoth adventure awaits

Tembo the Badass Elephant, the PlayStation 4 sidescroller from Pokémon developer Game Freak, will extend its trunk to the PlayStation Store from 21st July, publisher SEGA has announced. The game will retail for £9.99/$14.99, but will include a 10 per cent discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers from launch. While it may...

News: Just Cause 3's Collector's Edition Includes a Grappling Hook

Just Cause 3's Collector's Edition Includes a Grappling Hook

No, it doesn't actually work

Introducing a whole new kind of pointless tat is Just Cause 3's recently announced collector's edition, which comes with a replica grappling hook. The device has played a big part in the franchise, with hero Rico Rodriguez using it to cause all kinds of chaos, whether it's hanging from the underside of a jet to closing...

News: Turn Yourself into a Shenmue III Toy Capsule

Turn Yourself into a Shenmue III Toy Capsule

Love these

Shenmue III has about week left to make as much money as possible, which means that the pressure's now on for the Kickstarter campaign. We already know that the game is going to get made, but Yu Suzuki has stressed that the more money that gets contributed, the more elaborate the final product will be. At the time of typing the funding...

News: PS4 Doubles the Competition When it Comes to Ubisoft Game Sales

PS4 Doubles the Competition When it Comes to Ubisoft Game Sales

A French favourite

Without an early 2015 blockbuster release, Ubisoft's revenue has taken a hit this year. According to the publisher's latest financial report ending the 30th June, sales have declined by 73 per cent year-on-year. Despite the drop, though, the PlayStation 4 has proven to be the popular choice when it comes to the French company's...

News: See Resident Evil 0's Evolution Over the Years

See Resident Evil 0's Evolution Over the Years

Back from the dead

Resident Evil Zero may have originally released on the GameCube, but it was in development for the Nintendo 64 prior to that. Capcom actually showed the game running on the House of Mario's cartridge-based format at the Tokyo Game Show, but space limitations prompted it to ultimately switch production to the GameCube instead...

Weirdness: Nuke the Fridge with Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Juggernog Edition 

Nuke the Fridge with Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Juggernog Edition 

Cold case

Another year, another ludicrously expensive special edition for a Call of Duty game. However, 2015's entry is slightly more interesting, as, alongside the usual tat, it will come packed with a working Call of Duty: Black Ops III themed mini-fridge. Yes, you read that correctly - a working Call of Duty: Black Ops III themed mini-fridge...

News: Someone, Somewhere's Considering a Petition Over Ken's Street Fighter V Haircut

Someone, Somewhere's Considering a Petition Over Ken's Street Fighter V Haircut

Hair you go

Following on from our story earlier today, a little more has been revealed about veteran brawler Ken's appearance in Street Fighter V. The character was revealed at the San Diego Comic Con a few hours ago, and writing on the PlayStation Blog, community manager Peter Rosas has outlined some of his attacks. "Employing a wide variety of...

News: The Campaign for a Better PSN Continues

The Campaign for a Better PSN Continues

Make your voice heard

People exaggerate a lot when it comes to the PlayStation Network, but there's absolutely no doubt that the service could be better. You may recall that earlier in the year we reported on a movement among users regarding the demand for a Better PSN – well, the initiative hasn't fizzled out. Fans have created a new website in...

News: One Shall Stand, One Shall Fall in Transformers: Devastation's New Trailer

One Shall Stand, One Shall Fall in Transformers: Devastation's New Trailer

The end of the road

There's some serious optics ripping in this brand new trailer for Transformers: Devastation, which has been released right in time for the San Diego Comic Con. In the new clip for the Platinum Games developed brawler, we get a good look at Optimus Prime and Megatron going hammer and tongs – fortunately, there's no Hot Rod to...

News: Ken Hurricane Kicks Street Fighter V in the Ass

Ken Hurricane Kicks Street Fighter V in the Ass

Masters of the Universe

Blonde badass Ken Masters will punch his way into PlayStation 4 and PC exclusive Street Fighter V – not that this should come as much of a surprise. The character was confirmed by Capcom during its San Diego Comic Con panel, and is sporting a new look. An agonisingly short teaser trailer showed the American hard man...