PlayStation 4 - News

August2016

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    Review The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    Life's a witch, then she dies

    Republished on Tuesday, 30th August, 2016: To coincide with the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition, we're bringing this rather large review back from the Push Square archives. We've also included links to our reviews of the game's two expansions - which are included in the Game of the Year...

  • News Relive the Greatness of The Witcher 3 with Its Final Trailer

    What a ride

    This could potentially be the last ever article we write about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which seems a little sad when you consider that we've been covering the game for over a year now. It's not hard to argue that CD Projekt Red's sublime role-playing release has raised the bar for the genre, and if you haven't yet delved into The...

  • News PlayStation Plus Rumours Can Hurt Studios, Indie Dev Explains

    Thumbs down

    Around this time every month we all start taking bets about which titles will be made available as part of PlayStation Plus' free game lineup. However, it's probably worth sparing a thought for those developers who lose potential sales because people wrongly assume that their products will be given away as part of the subscription...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport Delayed to 2017 on PS4

    Developer needs more time

    Gran Turismo Sport has been delayed to 2017, with developer Polyphony Digital stating that it needs more time to perfect the title. Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi made the announcement on the PlayStation Blog and said: "As we approach our planned release date in November, we realise that we need more time to...

  • Store Update 30th August 2016 (Europe)

    Are you sitting comfortably?

    Where are those people that say the PlayStation 4 has no games? Just get a whiff of this week's lineup – it's over 15 titles strong! And it's not all rubbish either – the likes of Resident Evil 4, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, and Hue are all top names. Plus, there's the Battlefield 1 open beta to look forward to. PS4...

  • News The Witcher 3 Loots One Last Patch on PS4

    Geralt's goodbye

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has had a good run, hasn't it? Since the game launched all the way back in May of 2015, developer CD Projekt Red has supported it with a ton of free downloadable content, two superb expansions, and numerous updates that have both fixed and added a huge amount of stuff. And with the deserved Game of the...

  • UK Sales Charts Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Hacks Top, But Sales Softer Than Human Revolution

    Rusty

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided tapped its way straight to the top of the UK sales charts, but its predecessor Human Revolution enjoyed a "much stronger" first week. That's according to Chart-Track, who compiles the British best sellers list. As expected, the game performed best on the PlayStation 4, which is a very common occurrence for...

  • News Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience Announced, Contains All DLC

    Bundles together Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain

    After numerous online leaks over the past month, Konami has officially announced Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience, a package that bundles together Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain along with all its DLC. While this may seem like a good deal for first t

  • News Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Finally Carves Out a Western Release Date

    Sharpen those blades

    We've known since last year that Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is coming West, but it feels like we've been waiting on a confirmed release date for an eternity. The role-playing sequel aims to be bigger and better than previous titles Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment and Sword Art Online: Lost Song, sporting a more...

  • News PlayStation Plus Not Required for Free Battlefield 1 Beta

    EA-very little helps

    You won't need a PlayStation Plus subscription to give Battlefield 1 a spin this week. The free beta's set to deploy on 31st August for everyone, with Battlefield Insider members unlocking early access as we type. And with the server stress test imminent, EA has tweeted out that you won't need an active subscription in order...

  • Video Release Your Rage Burst with God Eater 2 PS4 Gameplay

    Delicious deities

    As you all know, there's no Monster Hunter on the PlayStation 4 just yet – well, unless you count that weird MMO thing that was announced in Japan over the weekend. Many publishers not named Capcom have been trying desperately to plug that gap on Sony's systems for some time as a result – with Koei Tecmo's Toukiden and Bandai...

  • News Sniff Out 20 Minutes of Watch Dogs 2 Gameplay on PS4

    Life hack

    Whaddup, dawg? Ubisoft has released almost 20 minutes of commentated Watch Dogs 2 gameplay, showcasing the structure of the upcoming open world adventure – and some of the new modes and mechanics that you can look forward to. The clip starts out by showing off new protagonist Marcus Holloway's upgraded hacking abilities, before moving...

  • News Fly Away with a Ton of Gravity Rush 2 PS4 Gameplay

    Katnip

    Are you upside down with anticipation for Gravity Rush 2 on the PlayStation 4? Then you may want to watch back this PlayStation Japan livestream, in which there's a bunch of new gameplay on display. Much of the stream centres on artwork and reference shots – still interesting, of course – but there is a lengthy look at a new dream-like...

  • News PS4 Slim Will Support 5GHz Wi-Fi, Photos Suggest

    Faster race

    Good news for tech-heads who get excited by motherboards and cooling fans: the PlayStation 4 Slim will support 5GHz Wi-Fi, apparently. Shortmaneighty2, who already has his grubby mitts on the console, posted two photographs to prove the point: one from the console's manual, mentioning the added frequency – and the other from the...

  • News Dead or Alive Xtreme 3's PlayStation VR Patch Is As Pervy As You'd Expect

    A bit of a boob

    Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune will be updated to include PlayStation VR support from 13th October, and it looks just about as pervy as you'd expect it to. The feature will be incorporated as part of a free update, which will allow you to "enjoy" the Event Paradise, Gravure Paradise, and Photo Paradise modes in virtual reality. In...

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    Review Madden NFL 17

    Lynch pin

    Sports games: the bane of most people's E3 conferences. They're the games that people that call themselves "Serious Moe" play. It's easy to write Madden and other sports games off as "just a roster update" – and, at times, this can be true – but the long-lived American football series has been steadily evolving over the past couple of...

  • News Fallout 4: Nuka World Goes Live Tonight on PS4

    The final countdown

    Who's ready for Fallout 4's final expansion then, eh? Bethesda has revealed that Nuka World will launch tonight in North America, and in the very early hours of tomorrow morning here in Europe. We've gone ahead and listed the exact times below, so be sure to grab some late night snacks and load up that level 100 character save...

  • News New Berserk PS4 Trailers See Casca and Judeau Bathe in Blood

    The carnage continues

    Berserk's back with not one, but two new gameplay trailers. The above video features Casca from her days as a commander of the Band of the Hawk, while the below clip shows jack of all trades Judeau laying waste to hordes of enemies with some impressive throwing knife skills. Seriously, how many of those things does he have...

  • Push Rewind More PS4 Slim Leaks, PlayStation Plus Prices, PlayStation Now

    Slim shady

    Another week draws to a close, which means that we're now days away from seeing what Sony's got in store at next week's PlayStation Meeting press conference. And of course, the PlayStation 4 Slim has continued to dominate the headlines over the past few days, as the console has continued to filter out into the public. The platform...

  • Video Watch Us Try to Solve Simple Puzzles in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on PS4

    Up and Adam

    Curse you block puzzle! Curse you to the deepest recesses of the Czech Republic! My Deus Ex: Mankind Divided livestream was going swimmingly until I happened upon a three brick brainteaser. Watch me get stumped all over again in the video embedded above.

  • News Resident Evil 7 Sounds More Like Silent Hill Than Ever

    Happy ever after?

    Here's the sum of everything we know about Resident Evil 7: it's coming out on 24th January. Okay, we know a little bit more about the game than that, but you get the idea – Capcom is really playing its blood splattered cards close to its chest with this one. And that's exciting, because it'll be more of a surprise when you...

  • Mission Blog Chapter 2 - Systematic

    Infinite improbability

    I was only my second star system in – now named Coaster, of course – but already it felt like I was in a whole new place. The Gek space station was a silhouette against a vivid burnt orange backdrop, and a couple of freighter ships warped imposingly close, blocking my view of the nearest planet. There were very few...

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    Review Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom

    Maybe necks time

    While it's a common story, Attack on Titan managed to pull this particular scribe into the anime world a couple years ago. How could it not? It has a striking art style with bold lining and subdued colour, a European setting with an intricate culture and inventions, and an irresistible world that draws you in with its mysteries and...

  • Video You Really, Really Should Play Inside on PS4

    Don't be on the outside

    Whatever you think of our review policy here at Push Square Towers – and whether we should invest our biscuit budget into an office steering wheel – there's one thing that we can all agree: 10/10 review scores are rare. In fact, while some sites may use the upper-end of their scale liberally, we like to be a bit more...

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    Review AdVenture Capitalist

    Pass the buck

    Oh the sweet, sweet irony, Sammy. You dump on No Man's Sky for being duller than a charity shop's clothing rack, and now you're going to try and act like AdVenture Capitalist is worth the free download from the PlayStation Store. Biased! Bullsh*t! Never visiting this website again! Bet you didn't even play it with a steering wheel, did...

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    Review Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X

    It's got the X-Factor

    One of the songs in the brand new rhythm game, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X, is called Holy Lance Explosion Boy, and it's about an unsettlingly young boy accidentally getting someone pregnant, featuring lines like: "This 0.02mm barrier is seriously getting annoying." If the thought of a kawaii, virtual boy's condom splitting...

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    Review Valley

    Valleys of the 40s

    Every so often, a year will inexplicably become themed around a certain weapon or piece of equipment. 2012 was the year of the bow and arrow, and it appears that 2016 will become synonymous with the grappling hook. Nathan Drake took one into his final adventure in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and upcoming games such as Titanfall 2,...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 132

    August's almost over

    The weekends do come around quick, but given that this is inexplicably a three-day holiday in the UK, you won't hear us complaining. In fact, between the football and the final barbecues of the summer, we'll be squeezing in plenty of gaming. Here's what we're playing. Sammy Barker, Editor: I've been having fun hopping between...

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    Review Prominence Poker

    Ante-hero

    There was a point ten years ago when it felt like the popularity of poker had reached fever pitch. You couldn't turn on late night television without it appearing on more than one channel, and there always seemed to be some bloke down the pub who swore he'd made a serious chunk of change online. This rise in gambling websites left poker...

  • Feature 5 PS4 Exclusives That Are Flying Under the Radar

    Double-A

    It's around this point in the generation where Sony's lineup really starts to swell, and we saw at E3 2016 earlier in the year that it's making a serious investment into exclusive PlayStation 4 software. With the likes of God of War, Spider-Man, and Horizon: Zero Dawn all on the way, the future looks bright for exclusives in this...

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    Review Grow Up

    Just playing the game, having a BUD

    It was perhaps a little surprising to see a sequel to last year's botanical platforming adventure Grow Home, especially one that would release so swiftly. Grow Up released less than 12 months after its predecessor, and we were curious to find out what could've changed in that short space of time. As it turns out,...

  • News PSN Down Just in Time for the Weekend

    Typical, eh?

    Uh oh, it looks like the PlayStation Network's down. We can't sign into the service here at Push Square Towers, and we're getting buried in reports from unhappy users. Sony's official status website suggests that there's nothing wrong, but clearly, that isn't the case. We're not looking to jump the gun here, but it's at least worth...

  • Poll Are You Still Playing No Man's Sky?

    Or have you lost interest?

    It's been a weird old ride for No Man's Sky. Hyped up to infinity and beyond by enthusiastic fans, the press, and just about everyone in between, the space survival sim was met with divided opinion when it launched earlier this month, and even now, people still can't seem to decide whether it's good, bad, or just...

  • News Only the First Half of Final Fantasy XV Is Open World, Apparently

    This will go down well

    Noct and the gang just can't catch a break, can they? Hot on the heels of questionable downloadable content plans for Final Fantasy XV, director Hajime Tabata has spilled some details on the title's overall structure - and the internet is already awash in knee-jerk reactions. Translated by

  • News Would You Kindly Watch Over 30 Minutes of BioShock on PS4?

    All spliced up

    Phwoar! These look good, don't they? 2K Games has released around ten minutes of footage from each game included in BioShock: The Collection, which is set to launch on the PlayStation 4 next month. And it's a reminder of just how unique these games were on the PlayStation 3. All three titles look amazing, but BioShock: Infinite's...

  • News Final Fantasy XV Will Have Even More DLC Outside of the Season Pass

    The saga continues

    Good lord, it just never ends, does it? After last week's kerfuffle regarding the fact that Final Fantasy XV's season pass won't be included in the game's poorly named Ultimate Collector's Edition, game director Hajime Tabata has gone and told Famitsu that more downloadable content is planned that the aforementioned season pass...

  • News Start Your NBA 2K17 Career for Free on PS4

    Announce Alex Hunter

    Can't wait to build your character and hit the court in NBA 2K17's career mode? Well, you'll be able to get started prior to the game's launch, with a free Prelude download kicking things off from 9th September. Available from the PlayStation Store, the client will allow you to experience the opening exchanges of the campaign...

  • News PS4 Communities Now Support Up to 100k Members

    Everyone's invited

    Communities are a cool but underutilised feature on the PlayStation 4, allowing likeminded gamers to unite over certain titles or topics. If you weren't already aware, there's a Push Square group that you can join right now. The problem for bigger communities is that they were previously limited to 10,000 members. Sony's...

  • News The Division DLC Plans Pushed Back as Dev Works on Fixing the Core Game

    The will to survive

    Developer Ubisoft Massive has taken a step back and reanalysed its current situation following a rocky few months for The Division - its co-op based, loot-heavy shooter. The game launched back in March, and, as we recall, was hyped up to be the next big thing. And, while it did manage to make a splash initially, it quickly...

  • News One UK Retailer Will Happily Sell You a PS4 Slim Today

    Er

    This is so bizarre: the PlayStation 4 Slim isn't even announced yet, but there are four available from the CEX in Widnes right now. Somehow, the unannounced console has filtered into the retail channel in the UK, with the leaks seemingly centred in the North Western part of the country. So, if you fancy one of the new systems right now, you may...

  • News Sink Your Teeth into 15 Minutes of Vampyr PS4 Gameplay

    Wham Bram

    Life Is Strange dev DONTNOD has deployed the first 15 minutes of gameplay from horror role-playing game, Vampyr. While this is all pre-alpha footage, it serves as a short introduction to the seedy streets of London, where a pandemic has sent the English capital into disarray. Dr Jonathan Reid, the protagonist, is a troubled soul –...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops III Has Absolutely Lost the Plot

    Salvation expansion launches on 6th September for PS4

    This is what happens when you don't follow Call of Duty: Black Ops III for a year and wind up watching the trailer for its final expansion pack. Like seriously, what the absolute flying fig is going on here? Treyarch claims that Salvation will conclude an epic journey through space and time, as...

  • News Battlezone Demonstrates Yet Again Why It's a PlayStation VR Must Own

    Tanks very much

    There's no question that Battlezone is the best PlayStation VR title that we've tried to date, so we didn't really need another trailer to sell us on the game. This clip does tease at tons of new features, though, including new enemy types, weapons, and even tanks. The cool thing about this game is that it's got a procedurally...

  • News Promising Supernatural Thriller Virginia Solves a Mystery on PS4 Next Month

    Lynch mob

    We're not going to lie to you: we hadn't heard of Virginia until today. But according to every article that we've read, the 505 Games published first-person thriller is one to watch – and it's coming to the PlayStation 4 starting 22nd September. As pointed out by the press release, the game's been inspired by genre-bending 90s shows...

  • Interview Talking Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom with Koei Tecmo

    Development hurdles, adaptation, and original content

    Starting with a hit manga series and since spinning off light novels, a wildly popular anime, several films (both animated and live-action), and a 3DS game, Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan has enjoyed a level of success that easily matches the colossal stature of its unsettling antagonists...

  • News Fallout 4's New Nuka World Trailer Shows the Sinister Side of Safety

    Bottled

    With Nuka World now only days away, Bethesda has saw fit to release a new trailer for Fallout 4's final slice of downloadable content - but don't go expecting a load of new gameplay. Instead, the developer's opted for another comical cartoon much like the title's S.P.E.C.I.A.L. video series. In this particular clip, Nuka World mascots...

  • News Dear Esther Strolls to PS4 on 20th September

    One foot in front of the other

    Those looking for a fresh dose of strolling simulator in their life may be enthused to learn that Dear Esther will walk 500 miles to the PlayStation 4 on 20th September. This is the acclaimed adventure game by Brighton-based developer The Chinese Room, and preceded Everybody's Gone to the Rapture on the PC. This new...

  • News New Berserk PS4 Screenshots Show Boss Characters in Bloody Action

    The bigger they are

    The official Berserk website has been updated with a ton of new screenshots from the PlayStation 4 version of the release, showcasing the game's newly confirmed playable character and a bunch of boss enemies that you'll have to bring down over the course of the title's story. Starting off with the aforementioned newcomer,...

  • News Meet Your New Waifus in Gravity Rush 2 on PS4

    Purrr

    Sony's starting to reveal a little more about the plot and cast of Gravity Rush 2, with a new PlayStation Blog post detailing how feisty protagonist Kat and her comrade Syd will be whisked away to the mining settlement of Banga as part of the upcoming game. It's here that the twosome will happen upon the floating shanty's leader Lisa and her...

  • News Ride in Until Dawn: Rush of Blood's Rollercoaster of Death

    Clown head

    B*Witched and the Red Hot Chili Peppers may have sang about rollercoasters of love, but PlayStation VR exclusive Until Dawn: Rush of Blood's ghost train is a little rickety for romance. PlayStation Access has uploaded a pretty funny video of them checking out Supermassive Games' rails shooter, which includes ample screaming and...

  • News No Mention of Dynasty Warriors 9 in Koei Tecmo's Tokyo Game Show Line Up

    Don't count it out, though

    With September's Tokyo Game Show looming, many fans of Koei Tecmo's Dynasty Warriors series have been speculating that Dynasty Warriors 9 may finally be revealed at this year's event - but sadly, the anticipated hack and slash sequel hasn't been named as part of the company's line up. Perhaps that's to be expected,...

  • News People Hate Titanfall 2 So Much That the Dev's Had to Respond

    Titan maul

    We thought Titanfall 2 was really fun when we tried the Technical Test last weekend, but it's left some fans outraged. Chief among the complaints is the sequel's slower movement speed compared to the original, which Respawn Entertainment claims is designed to prompt more skilful firefights. It has, however, bowed to feedback, and says...

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    Review Assetto Corsa

    Ass-etto Corsa

    With Project CARS already in the wild and Gran Turismo Sport on the way later this year, as well as other realistic and excellent racers of their own kind in DiRT Rally and F1 2016 already out, there's plenty of variation and choice in the racing simulator market on the PlayStation 4 right now. But having garnered a hefty following...

  • News Secure Your PSN Account with Two-Step Verification Now

    Lock down

    It's taken an embarrassingly long time to be introduced, but two-step verification is now available in most regions for the PlayStation 4. To set it up, scroll to 'Settings', 'PlayStation Network/Account Management', 'Account Information', 'Security', 'Two-Step Verification'. You'll obviously need a working mobile phone to set everything...

  • News Your First Look at Dark Souls III's DLC Is Delicious

    To die for

    Is this winning streak that From Software's on ever going to end? Just when we thought that we were done with Dark Souls III, it's only gone and raked us back in with this Ashes of Ariandel trailer. As is to be expected from the Japanese developer, this looks like a proper expansion, complete with a new frigid environment and fearsome...

  • News No Man's Sky PS4 Crashes Will Almost Be Eradicated with This Week's Patch

    Nice to know

    Crashes in video games are never fun. Even when you don't lose too much progress due to a crash, the simple fact that you know a specific title is capable of crashing can be enough to sour the experience. Since its launch, No Man's Sky has suffered from crashing issues on the PlayStation 4 - and we've seen plenty of players across...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Tales of Berseria Plunders the Top Spot on PS4

    Another tale to tell

    Well would you look at that, a reasonably important PlayStation 4 release has made it to the top of the Japanese software charts - and it's about bloody time. Bandai Namco's Tales of Berseria entered the charts with sales of 173,537 copies on Sony's current-gen console and 76,186 copies on PS3. At first glance, those figures...

  • Video Is Metrico+ on PS4 Off the Charts?

    Sublime graph?

    Metrico started life as a quirky infographic-inspired PlayStation Vita puzzle platformer, but it's now brought its love of pie charts to the PlayStation 4. You can read our full review of Digital Dreams' delicious looking adventure through here, but if you're after something a little more visual, we've embedded the first ten minutes...

  • News PlayStation Plus Price Won't Increase in Europe

    That's a Plus

    Fresh from the news that PlayStation Plus will cost a little more in North America starting 22nd September, Sony has told Game Reactor that it has no plans to increase the subscription's price here in Europe. The platform holder did, however, alter the price of the quarterly and monthly payment

  • Video Watch Us Ace Our Way Through Some Prominence Poker on PS4

    Card to beat

    Prominence Poker shuffled its way onto the PlayStation 4 this week, and we figured that we'd take a quick look at the free-to-play gambling sim. You can check out the archive from our livestream embedded above to see whether we were dealt a good hand – or if our chips were down.

  • News Retro PS4 Releases Go Cheap in Massive European PlayStation Store Sale

    What's old is new again

    Sony's digging out its DayGlo and going retro on the PlayStation Store this week, as a host of classic PlayStation 4 games have been discounted. Starting today in Europe, you'll be able to grab dozens of PS2 Classics like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and PaRappa the Rapper 2 at discounted price points, as well as several...

  • News Sony Schedules Japanese PlayStation Presser for 13th September

    Can you feel the hype?

    Brace yourself, because you're getting two PlayStation press conferences next month. In addition to the previously revealed PlayStation Meeting show on 7th September, the platform holder has also confirmed that it will be taking to the stage on 13th September in Japan for its annual pre-Tokyo Game Show event. The presser...

  • Store Update 23rd August 2016 (North America)

    On the Inside

    As was the case in Europe, it's a big week on the North American PlayStation Store, with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Inside taking top billing. Don't worry if you've got no money, though, as Prominence Poker and Big City Stories are two new free-to-play titles available for you to try. PS4 Games: ABSOLUTE DRIFT: ZEN EDITION $

  • News Donate to a Good Cause, Get Tons of Great Capcom Games

    Humble bundle

    At long last, PlayStation has partnered with Capcom to launch its very own Humble Bundle. For those not familiar with this initiative, it basically allows you to get a slew of great games by giving money to charity. You can pick how much you want to donate (you'll need to start at $1), but paying above the average will unlock access...

  • Soapbox Why Sony Needs to Change Its Refund Policy

    Sam Brooke makes a case for more lenient refunds

    Sony's refund policy is as follows: "You can cancel a digital content purchase within 14 days of the date of transaction, provided that you have not started downloading or streaming it. Digital content that you have started downloading, streaming are not eligible for a refund unless the content is...

  • News Sony's Releasing a DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor for Your PC, Mac

    Mac-nificent

    Are you a big fan of the DualShock 4 controller? Do you enjoy using the device with your PC and Mac? Then here's some pretty good news: Sony's releasing a wireless USB adaptor for the controller in Europe and North America, starting 15th September in the Old World and "early September" in the United States. The accessory will support...

  • News Fallout 4: Vault-Tec Workshop on PS4 Has Been Patched, Here's How to Update

    Not your usual patch

    Bethesda's reportedly fixed a bunch of issues with Fallout 4's Vault-Tec Workshop add-on, but this isn't your usual PlayStation 4 download. Much like when the developer smoothed out Far Harbor's poor frame rate, you'll have to follow the steps that the studio has outlined in order to apply the update. Confirm Fallout 4 is...

  • Live Take a Tour of Fallout 4: Nuka World with Brand New Gameplay

    That sweet, refreshing taste

    Excited for Nuka World? If so, you might want to stop by for Bethesda's gameplay livestream, which is kicking off at 21:00PM BST / 16:00PM ET. The developer will no doubt be showcasing the main features of Fallout 4's final slice of downloadable content, which is due to launch on PlayStation 4 at the end of August...

  • News Dark Souls III DLC Ashes of Ariandel Will Be Scattered on Your PS4 in October

    Prepare to buy?

    Dark Souls III's first DLC is called Ashes of Ariandel, the official PlayStation Twitter account has somehow managed to leak. The logo was grabbed by Shacknews before being removed, with additional details appearing in the latest issue of Famitsu, as translated by Japanese blog Hachima. So far we know t

  • News Here's How Resident Evil 4 Looks on the PS4

    Leon! Leon!

    Resident Evil 4 needs no introduction – it's one of the greatest games ever made, after all. And it's coming to the PlayStation 4 in just about a week's time, so Capcom has released the first ever gameplay footage of that version. Unsurprisingly, it looks a lot like… Well, Resident Evil 4. What were you expecting? At the end of...

  • Guide 10 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Hints and Tips for New Agents

    Augment your mind

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided can take a while to get used to. It's a complicated title that spreads itself across multiple genres, never quite settling on one specific brand of gameplay. As such, we've put together a list of ten relatively basic but very handy tips to get wannabe Interpol agents up and running. With any luck, these...

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    Review Metrico+

    A bar set high

    While Sony may not give the PlayStation Vita much love these days, others have set out to do so over the years to prove the handheld's worth. Digital Dreams was one such developer who exclusively released its debut title Metrico on the neglected platform in 2014. It received both glowing and scathing remarks for varying reasons, but...

  • News Sony Sends Out Another Wave of PS4 Firmware 4.0 Beta Invites

    Second time lucky

    Potentially good news if you applied for the PlayStation 4 firmware 4.0 beta and didn't receive an invite, as Sony's sending out a second wave of emails. Maybe you'll get lucky this time around. The beta allows participants to sample the system's next update, which adds folders so that you can organise your games and apps, and...

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    Review Armikrog

    State of clay

    Armikrog begins with such promise. Your introduction to this claymation world is a long and wonderfully weird theme song that serves as a prologue of sorts, and it leads into a beautifully animated cutscene that really showcases the talent on board. Many of the minds behind this Kickstarted adventure game are also responsible for The...

  • Store Update 23rd August 2016 (Europe)

    Amadeus, ama-Deus Ex

    Phew! A big week on the European PlayStation Store this time is headlined by Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which is out today. It's joined by Playdead's incredible Inside, as well as the likes of Worms W.M.D and the new beta version of Ni-Oh. Plenty to get your teeth stuck into, then, but what are you buying? PS4 Games: Deus Ex:...

  • Talking Point What September PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    A lineup worthy of a price increase

    To be brutally honest with you, we're not sure when Sony's going to announce September 2016's batch of free PlayStation Plus games – it could be this week or next. With the news that the service's price will be increasing from 22nd

  • News Free Nioh Beta Is Out for Blood Right Now on PS4

    Samurai showdown

    Following up on April's alpha, the Nioh beta is out now on PlayStation 4. Providing a more in-depth look at Team Ninja's intense action role-playing game, the beta should be well worth a download if you're a fan of challenging combat and sinister settings. We quite liked the aforementioned alpha, so it'll be interesting to see...

  • UK Sales Charts F1 2016 Overtakes No Man's Sky to Take Pole

    Va va vroom

    Whoops, we forgot about the UK sales charts! That's probably an indication of just how uninteresting they've been for some time now, but we should probably cover them anyway. F1 2016 has raced into an early lead, overtaking No Man's Sky to take pole position this week. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens squeezed a place on the podium...

  • News The PS4 Slim Looks Much, Much Nicer Than You Think It Does

    Short and sweet

    One of the reasons Sony's so keen to shut down leaked images of the PlayStation 4 Slim is because, typically, the amateur snaps aren't especially flattering. Indeed, the platform holder's unannounced console has been deemed ugly from every corner of the web based on the handful of photos released, but it looks much nicer in the...

  • Opinion Why the Heck Is Sony Making a PS4 Slim?

    The not-so little question

    So, the PlayStation 4 Slim is real, and Digital Foundry made a video to prove it. Then lawyers got involved, and the hastily recorded clip got removed – you know how it goes. Still, this has all happened rather fast, hasn't it? If you'd have asked us on Sunday morning whether Sony would make a more compact PS4 console,...

  • News You Get a Revised DualShock 4 Controller with the PS4 Slim

    It, er, has more lights on it

    This video's going to get swiped pretty quickly if Digital Foundry's clip is anything to go by, but we'll report on it while it's live: the PlayStation 4 Slim comes with an updated DualShock 4 controller. While it looks identical in terms of form factor, there's a light been added to the touchpad. Yeah, we've no idea...

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    Review Inside

    Step Inside

    Reviewing Inside is a tough proposition. On the one hand, this is a game that is fully deserving of a write-up overflowing with superlatives. On the other hand, to describe practically anything that happens in the game in anything other than the vaguest of terms would be to rob the player of the joy of discovering those moments for...

  • News Fallout 4 Patch 1.09 Is Out Now on PS4

    Get more wood and steel from vendors

    What could potentially be one of Fallout 4's final updates, patch 1.09 is available to download now on PlayStation 4. The update weighs in at around 2.4GB, and, unsurprisingly, adds support for Nuka World, the game's upcoming expansion which is due to launch at the end of this month. According to the official...

  • News PlayStation Plus Price Increase Confirmed for US and Canada

    Comes into effect next month

    Sony has announced that the price of a one year subscription to PlayStation Plus will be raised to $59.99 USD / $69.99 CAD in North America and Canada respectively on the 22nd September. As well as that, a three month subscription will soon set you back an extra $8 as the asking price increases to $24.99 USD / $29.99...

  • News Mafia III's Stunning Sixties Soundtrack Could Be the Best of the Open World Bunch

    Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, James Brown, and more

    We love a good licensed soundtrack in our games. Sometimes, a fitting selection of tunes can really solidify the feel of a release - the inclusion of Stan Bush's The Touch in Saints Row IV was inspired, for example - and with Mafia III, we've been hoping and praying for a stellar sixties soundtrack...

  • News Leaked PS4 Slim Console Confirmed to Be Legit

    Watch it powering up

    We knew that last night's PlayStation 4 Slim leaks were legit – you don't get that many pictures from so many different angles without some level of authenticity. But as a few people have pointed out, in this age of 3D printers you can never be too careful. Digital Foundry decided to visit the person who purchased the...

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    Review Hitman: Episode 4 - Bangkok

    Too many Kooks

    Like milk and cookies, fish and chips, and a copy of Ride to Hell: Retribution and the nearest volcano, hotels and Hitman go together very well. There's something about the maze of rooms, the abundance of staff, and the classy yet clandestine nature of these establishments that always make good missions for Agent 47, and the episodic...

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    Review The King of Fighters XIV

    Royal ruckus

    While Capcom is rightly credited as the company which kick-started interest in the one-on-one fighting genre, there's another firm which built up comparable reputation in the field and – some would passionately argue – actually managed to trump the creator of Street Fighter on more than one occasion. SNK would become a household...

  • News Final Fantasy XV's English Voice Cast Shows Promise in Latest Trailer

    Talking it out

    We've said it once and we'll say it again: we're not sold on Final Fantasy XV's English voice work, but the game's latest trailer has given us a little more hope. Spotlighting the English cast, there are clearly some passionate performances on show here, and it's nice to see so many voice actors invested in their characters. Of...

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    Review Worms W.M.D

    Wriggly good

    Explosions litter the battlefield, reducing soldiers to nothing more than corpses and gravestones. A poisonous gas sneaks around, grasping its enemies and withering them away to a point of no return. A hawk-eyed missile eerily seeks out its victim, locating and dispatching them with mechanical ease. War, you see, has changed. But all...

  • News Gulp Down Some Fallout 4: Nuka World Gameplay Tomorrow

    Enjoy the ride

    Nuka World is Fallout 4's final expansion, so it's no surprise that fans are hoping for a worthwhile experience. The add-on, which seems to put the spotlight on several Raider gangs, is set to launch on the 30th August - but you won't have to wait until its release to catch some in-depth gameplay. Bethesda has announced that it'll...

  • News Original PS4's Production Has Been Cut to Make Way for New Models

    Brace yourself

    Sony seems set to announce two new PlayStation 4 models at its PlayStation Meeting press conference next month, and judging by the leaks, a

  • News Sony to Announce Two New PS4 Consoles at PlayStation Meeting

    Slim shady

    Sony's still yet to comment on the leaked images of the PlayStation 4 Slim, but an announcement is looking increasingly likely at the PlayStation Meeting on 7th September. Indeed, the Wall Street Journal reports that the platform holder will unv

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    Metal Gear Survive! Final Fantasy XV! Gamescom 2016!

    It was Gamescom 2016 this week, but while the German convention did play host to various trailers and news, the biggest stories broke outside of the show. For example, Sony kickstarted the week by revealing PlayStation 4 firmware update v4.00, which will include folders at last. And earlier...

  • Video How Small Is the Rumoured PS4 Slim?

    Size comparison

    So, the PlayStation 4 Slim has leaked. Sony's yet to make a comment on these images just yet, but the sheer number of them taken from different angles suggests that they're almost certainly real – although nothing's legit until you hear it directly from the horse's mouth. That said, we have been in contact with someone who...

  • Rumour PS4 Slim Hardware Images Allegedly Leak Online

    And they're very believable

    There were rumours that Sony may announce a PlayStation 4 Slim alongside the upgraded Neo console, and it may just have leaked. Potentially. In this age of 3D printers and elaborate hoaxes, these photographs of a console shell can't be taken as definitive proof – but they look pretty darn authentic from where we're...

  • News Real-Time Strategy Korix Commands a Spot on PlayStation VR

    Shocked to the Korix

    A lot of PlayStation VR's appeal comes from immersing yourself in a given experience, and Korix aims to transform you into a commander, with your role being to oversee an army as you attempt to take the fight to your enemies. A blend of real-time strategy and tower defence, this retro-inspired release will feature a 3-5 hour...

  • News Big City Stories Lays Foundations on PS4 from Next Week

    Another brick in the wall

    Hellfire Games previously made a city-builder type minigame for PlayStation Home, so it's no surprise to see it adapt that work natively for the PlayStation 4. Big City Stories is a city-builder in the same vein as Sim City, with one big twist – once you've constructed your dream town, you can drop down into it and...

  • Gamescom 2016 Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 Teams Up in New Trailer

    Tag team

    Oh no, a wild Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 trailer has appeared – where's Ramsey when you need him? This clip appears to show off large scale battles, in which you'll work alongside spiky haired comrades in order to take down a greater foe. Like this, er, giant gorilla. Looks a bit Monster Hunter, maybe? The game's due out from 25th October...

  • News DriveClub VR's New Tracks Will Be Added to Base Game for Free

    A thank you to fans

    There's been something unexpectedly sweet about the closure of Evolution Studios. Don't get us wrong, it's bitterly disappointing to see the developer shut down – but we're used to these kinds of stories ending badly. In the case of the Runcorn-based company, though, the team's been kept together by Codemasters, it's getting...

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