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News: PlayStation and Xbox Bosses Go Head-to-Head

PlayStation and Xbox Bosses Go Head-to-Head

In a friendly game of Disney Infinity 3.0

Can you hear that? It's the sound of Hell freezing over. At the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, PlayStation wish fulfiller Adam Boyes and Xbox spokesperson Larry Hryb hooked up for a head-to-head in Disney Infinity 3.0's all-new Sumo Digital developed kart racing mode. Neither of them looked especially...

Out This Week: God of War III Remastered, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, Godzilla

God of War III Remastered, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, Godzilla

Godspeed

It's a surprisingly big week for new releases here on Planet PlayStation, as the industry is rocked from its post-E3 hangover with a series of noteworthy new titles. God of War III Remastered is arguably the big one, as it represents Kratos' first foray onto the PlayStation 4 – but both Godzilla and EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour are...

News: Hitman PS4 Gameplay Footage Sneaks Online

Hitman PS4 Gameplay Footage Sneaks Online

Served up in secret

While there's been much confusion regarding Hitman's distribution method, we've been more bemused by publisher Square Enix's decision to conceal a release that's due out in less than six months. This leaked gameplay footage is almost certain to get whacked by the organisation in no time at all, then – but at least it gives us...

News: UK Sales Charts: F1 2015 Takes Pole Position on PS4

UK Sales Charts: F1 2015 Takes Pole Position on PS4

Vroom

F1 2015 had enough fuel in its tank to overtake Batman: Arkham Knight this week, as the Codemasters developed racer has soared to the summit of the UK sales charts. The first PlayStation 4 adaptation of the iconic motorsport improved upon the sales of its previous gen predecessor by a whopping 367 per cent – though it's worth noting that...

News: Don't Hold Your Breath for Backwards Compatibility on PS4

Don't Hold Your Breath for Backwards Compatibility on PS4

"Our focus is creating PS4 games"

During E3 2015, one of Microsoft's biggest 'wow' moments came when it announced that the Xbox One would be gaining the ability to play Xbox 360 titles via a backwards compatibility service. It was a move that had the crowd clapping furiously, and as you'd expect, there's been a big call from PlayStation fans that...

News: Maybe You Should Visit Shenmue III's Official Website

Maybe You Should Visit Shenmue III's Official Website

Some other time

With just four days left to go on Kickstarter, Ys Net has recovered Shenmue III's official website from beneath the Hazuki clan's cherry tree. The site, which is crudely put together, includes some early gameplay footage from the foray – complete with some expectedly awful voice acting – as well as a brief overview of the...

Push Rewind: The Witcher 3 PS4 Patches, Rocket League, And Not a Whole Lot Else

The Witcher 3 PS4 Patches, Rocket League, And Not a Whole Lot Else

Say what you want

If the industry was ever going to take a week off, it picked the right one. Push Square Towers has been too busy perched in front of the tennis to talk about video games – but given the overall winners, this author kinda wished that he hadn't bothered. In all seriousness, it's been a quiet few days on Planet PlayStation. Still,...

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...