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News: Hideo Kojima's Having an Existential Crisis Over His Facial Hair

Hideo Kojima's Having an Existential Crisis Over His Facial Hair

Should it stay or Hideo?

Now that Hideo Kojima's escaped from the clutches of Konami, the Metal Gear maker is allowed to worry about the little things again. And one question that's causing the auteur real anxiety at the moment is whether he should keep his facial hair. "Should I shave?" he asked on Twitter yesterday, adding a poll so that his...

News: Yep, PS4 Is Wrecking the Competition in France, Too

Yep, PS4 Is Wrecking the Competition in France, Too

On top of the Old World

Surprise, surprise: the PlayStation 4 is sweeping aside the Xbox One and Wii U in France according to newly released sales data from French publication LeFigaro. As we reported earlier, Sony's latest console is also dominating the market in Germany, so it's safe to say that the Japanese company appears to still ha

News: Magitek Armour? Monster Mounting? Stealth? Final Fantasy XV Gets New Gameplay Details

Magitek Armour? Monster Mounting? Stealth? Final Fantasy XV Gets New Gameplay Details

Edging closer

Just when you thought that you could go a whole week without a Final Fantasy XV related news story, new gameplay details pop up in Japan's Weekly Jump magazine. According to a scan of the magazine which has been translated by Gematsu, the game will feature some sort of stealth system - likely to be similar to what's already present...

News: The Thieves Guild Will Soon Be Stealing Your Time in The Elder Scrolls Online

The Thieves Guild Will Soon Be Stealing Your Time in The Elder Scrolls Online

Sticky fingers

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will continue to grow in 2016, starting with its first slice of downloadable content for the year: the Thieves Guild. As always, an upcoming patch will deliver all the new stuff to your game, but you'll need to purchase the DLC to access it. Adding new locations, quests, items, skills,...

News: Smartphone Stealth Game République Finds a New Hope on PS4

Smartphone Stealth Game République Finds a New Hope on PS4

Hayters gon' hate

Hands up if you remember République? The game became a big deal a few years ago, as it hit Kickstarter right around the time that both crowd funding and smartphone games were taking off. It subsequently scraped past its exorbitant goal, and has been receiving episodic instalments ever since. Now it's time for those chapters to...

News: Digimon World: Next Order Looks More and More Like Another Great Vita RPG

Digimon World: Next Order Looks More and More Like Another Great Vita RPG

Digitise with brand new gameplay

Digimon World: Next Order looks more and more promising every time that we see it, with its newest five minute gameplay trailer being the highlight of its marketing campaign so far. The video covers everything from raising Digimon to exploring and battling with them, and we have to say that we're rather impressed...

News: Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Looks Pretty Impressive on PS Vita

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Looks Pretty Impressive on PS Vita

Not safe for work, obvs

Tell you what: the game may be weird, but Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 looks hot on the PlayStation Vita. Nah, we don't mean… Argh! Seriously, though, the summer holiday simulator's shaping up to be something of a technical powerhouse on the portable, with the high-resolution models and even wet clothing effects (!!!) putting...

News: PS4 Is Walking All Over the Competition in Germany

PS4 Is Walking All Over the Competition in Germany

Sony controls almost 70 per cent of the market

There's a perception perhaps more among American gamers that the PlayStation 4 is only really seeing such wild success right now because Microsoft dropped the ball with its Xbox One at launch. While there's some truth to that, we've always tried to explain that the main reason Sony's so far ahead is...

News: Check Your Emails, Tomorrow Children

Check Your Emails, Tomorrow Children

Beta codes going out today

If you recently signed up for The Tomorrow Children beta on PlayStation 4, then you may want to go and give your emails a gander, as Sony's busy sending out codes over the course of today. If you've managed to nab one, you'll need to agree to the beta licensing mumbo jumbo then click through the appropriate links to...

News: Nintendo's NX Probably Won't Be Compatible with the PS4

Nintendo's NX Probably Won't Be Compatible with the PS4

Despite what you may have heard

Embrace the nonsense because alongside that dumb-as-a-Jim-Carrey-and-Jeff-Daniels-double-act survey that's leaked, the silly circus has well and truly erected a tent on top of the as of yet unannounced Nintendo NX. Reports around the web earlier this morning suggested that the House of Mario's new piece of...

News: Watch as a Single Destiny Player Dominates Trials of Osiris Without Dying

Watch as a Single Destiny Player Dominates Trials of Osiris Without Dying

3 on 1? No problem

Trials of Osiris is essentially Destiny's most intense, hardcore player-versus-player mode. It pits two teams of three against each other in a battle to the death, and once a combatant is downed, they can only be revived by their allies. In other words, there isn't much room for error. Enter Ramblinnn, an immensely skilled...

News: Layers of Fear Paints a Not So Pretty Picture on PS4

Layers of Fear Paints a Not So Pretty Picture on PS4

What of Art? It is a malady

Oscar Wilde's iconic The Picture of Dorian Gray appears to have served as one of the key inspirations behind Layers of Fear, a forthcoming horror game from, well, Bloober Team. It's true that the Polish outfit doesn't exactly have the best track record on the PlayStation 4, but it's talking a good game here: its...

News: Still Can't Believe Shenmue III Is a Real Thing? This Screen Proves It

Still Can't Believe Shenmue III Is a Real Thing? This Screen Proves It

I see

Shenmue III is real. We've known this for a good six months now, of course, but it's still something that this author – a lifelong Shenmue fan – has to pinch himself over. The sequel seemed unlikely for the longest time – over a decade, in fact – and now a new screenshot has emerged out of a Monaco press event. It's a prototype, so...

News: Brave The Deadly Tower of Monsters on PS4 Today

Brave The Deadly Tower of Monsters on PS4 Today

Ace

If you've not heard of this sci-fi b-movie from the olden days then you need to jump off your high tower and take a look at the latest development from ACE Team, The Deadly Tower of Monsters. If you're not familiar with the types of games that ACE Team makes, then you may want to investigate oddities Zeno Clash and Rock of Ages. The game's a...

News: Life Is Strange Developer Commentary Released on PS4, PS3 for Free

Life Is Strange Developer Commentary Released on PS4, PS3 for Free

Strange but true

Life Is Strange launches in shops this week, but for those of you that purchased the digital version, developer DONTNOD has decided to patch the retail release's developer commentary into all editions for free. Hella good news, huh? The update's already available on the PlayStation 4, but it will drop on the PlayStation 3 on 25th...

News: Sony Reveals the PlayStation Store's Best Sellers For 2015

Sony Reveals the PlayStation Store's Best Sellers For 2015

Go big or go home

There aren't too many surprises to be found in the PlayStation Store's list of best sellers for 2015, but hey, everyone likes a look at what's been hot over the last 12 months. In Europe, Destiny: The Taken King took the crown as the most downloaded PlayStation 4 title, beating out the likes of Call of Duty: Black Ops III - which...

News: You Can't Help but Love Naruto Storm 4's Producer

You Can't Help but Love Naruto Storm 4's Producer

"This video is ridiculous"

Regular readers will know that we have a real appreciation for CyberConnect2's infectiously enthusiastic CEO, Hiroshi Matsuyama. The producer on Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, Matsuyama's love for Naruto is well documented, and he talks a little bit about his fondness for the anime and manga series in a new...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Odin Sphere Claims the Top Spots on PS4 and Vita

Japanese Sales Charts: Odin Sphere Claims the Top Spots on PS4 and Vita

Sphere of influence

Atlus should be reasonably happy with Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir's initial performance in Japan, as the gorgeous action role-playing game took first and second place on the software charts. The Vita version climbed highest, selling through 43,394 copies, while the PlayStation 4 release barely missed out on the top spot, selling...

News: Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Takes Voyeur Gameplay to the Next Level

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Takes Voyeur Gameplay to the Next Level

Don't peek

Concerned that Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is not already creepy enough? Koei Tecmo has revealed a little more about the tropical island simulator, including the new and improved Owner Mode, which will see you put in charge of Zack Island and working to improve your relationships with the buxom babes that inhabit it. Time to get some game,...

News: In the Mood for an RPG? Loads of Discounts Critical Hit the EU PlayStation Store

In the Mood for an RPG? Loads of Discounts Critical Hit the EU PlayStation Store

Bloodborne, Dragon Quest, Diablo, and more

The European PlayStation Store's got a pretty impressive selection of discounts going on right now with a ton of role-playing games up for grabs. The likes of Bloodborne: Game of the Year Edition, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition, and Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition have all...