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  • News Telltale's Batman Will Actually Make Your Choices Matter

    Two totally different finales

    Love them or loathe them, your decisions rarely mean much in Telltale games. Many are willing to work with this, enjoying the illusion of choice and soaking up the story anyway; others feel like it undermines the entire point. Whichever fence you sit on, we’re quite impressed to learn that there’ll be two disparate...

  • Round Up A Way Out PS4 Reviews Stage a Prison Break

    Co-op king?

    A Way Out is one of the more interesting titles of the year; a story-driven set-piece laden spectacle played entirely in online or offline co-op. Published by EA and directed by Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons creator Josef Fares, this prison break escapade has always stood out from the crowd – even when Fares has been told to shut his...

  • News Cory Barlog Wanted Tomb Raider to Be a Single Shot

    'That's crazy, we don't want to do that'

    Cory Barlog has been dreaming of a single shot game for some time. Speaking with Daily Star, the God of War creative director revealed that he pitched the concept to the Tomb Raider team during his spell at Crystal Dynamics, but the idea was rejected. A video released yesterday revealed how

  • News A Way Out Breaks Free with Cinematic Launch Trailer

    Home free

    Experimental co-op adventure A Way Out stages a prison break amid a wave of anticipation on the PlayStation 4 this week, and publisher EA has capped off the hype with a concise launch trailer. The cinematic clip demonstrates the title’s two-player format, while showing off a vast variety of scenes from the release, including a motorcycle...

  • News Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered Reportedly Ditches Multiplayer

    Sources say shooter will be campaign only

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is reportedly real, with both Charlie Intel and corroborating an

  • News Sony Taken to Task for 'Misleading' Gran Turismo Sport Ad

    Platform holder failed to be clear about online requirement

    Sony’s been given a stern slap on the wrists by the Advertising Standards Authority for a “misleading” Gran Turismo Sport commercial which aired on UK television last year. The advert showed various tracks and vehicles that can’t be accessed without an Internet connection, which the...

  • News Pre-Order Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for Ultra Street Fighter IV

    That'll Shadaloo

    We had previously bemoaned the fact that the Capcom’s comprehensive Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection was releasing without Ultra Street Fighter IV; fortunately publisher Capcom has corrected this grave error by allowing fans to get a free copy of the latter when they pre-order the upcoming compilation. According to the

  • News February 2018 NPD: PS4 Wrestles Hardware Crown Off Nintendo Switch

    Monster Hunter: World still killing it

    The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in the United States for the first time since November in February 2018, with Sony temporarily wrestling the crown from Nintendo in what is sure to become a constant back-and-forth. We’re only two months into 2018, but the PS4 is now the best-selling platform of...

  • News Ubisoft Fights Off Vivendi Vultures Once and for All

    Flawless boardroom victory

    Ubisoft has countered Vivendi’s attempted hostile takeover with a flawless boardroom victory that will see it buy back a whopping 30,489,300 shares. The move will see Tencent invest in the French publisher, as it attempts to leverage the firm’s intellectual property in its native China. More importantly, Vivendi will...

  • Talking Point Can Sony Actually Surprise at E3 2018?

    Shock and awe

    Somewhere buried in the depths of Sony HQ, behind armed body guards and elaborate lock panels, there’s a whiteboard with the agenda for PlayStation’s big E3 2018 showcase hastily plotted out on it. But some three months prior to the livestream getting underway, we’re curious whether those squiggles of red and black ink could...

  • Store Update 20th March 2018 (Europe)

    Way out, bruh

    Where to even begin? We know we sound like a broken record with these European PlayStation Store update posts, but every week genuinely does feel like a behemoth. This week alone sees Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, A Way Out, and MLB The Show 18 join the roster. And that’s ignoring Assassin’s Creed Rogue and Attack on Titan 2...

  • News Yakuza 6's Release Roll Out Continues to Be a Mess

    English version available now in some countries

    What the frig is the deal with Yakuza 6: The Song of Life? Delayed into April on the PlayStation 4, we’ve already played the title in its entirety and published our review. And now the release has popped up in South East Asian shops, with English subtitles, amid very

  • News God of War Will Have Difficulty Settings for Casual and Hardcore Fans

    Pick your poison

    God of War will have a variety of difficulty settings designed to appeal to all different tastes. At the extreme ends of the spectrum, there’ll be a Story Mode for beginners who just want to experience the narrative, while character action veterans will be able to pick a hard option that has its own save file and can’t be...

  • News God of War's Crunchy New Combat Is Thrilling Critics

    Norse to know

    Sony’s finally put God of War in front of press, and to say the response has been positive would be an understatement. Twitter is currently abuzz with industry folk waxing lyrical about Kratos’ latest, and judging by this 15 minute gameplay video, it’s easy to see why – it looks extraordinary. Many of you will have seen this...

  • News God of War Is Shaping Up to Be PS4 Pro's Next Tour-de-Force

    By the Gods

    While the PlayStation 4 Pro may not be the most powerful console on the market anymore, Sony’s first-party teams have always done an outstanding job of blurring the lines between more powerful boxes. And judging by Digital Foundry’s early analysis of God of War, it sounds like Sony Santa Monica is poised to steal back the PlayStation...

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    Review Burnout Paradise Remastered


    It’s not so much the destination but the journey that makes Burnout Paradise Remastered sing like Avril Lavigne in her punk princess pomp. Glittering yellow gates beg to be smashed; crimson coloured billboards linger precariously at the end of ramps, begging to be kissed by your bonnet. And all this while you’re en route to the...

  • News God of War Sponsored Football Team FC Porto and It Was Weird

    God knows why

    To celebrate Father’s Day in Portugal next week, Sony partnered with football team FC Porto ahead of its game against Boavista. And the resulting collaboration is, frankly, pretty freakin’ weird. Below you’ll see the Primeira Liga team’s starting eleven, Photoshopped to look like Kratos. Yeah, these commercial deals are getting...

  • News Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Heats Up Western Shores from 28th August

    That's rad

    Gone are the days when you had to rely on Sony to localise Yakuza games, as SEGA has announced that Yakuza: Kiwami 2 will brawl to Western shores from 28th August. Announced on an official stream earlier this evening, the title is a full remake of PlayStation 2 instalment Yakuza 2, built using the brand new Yakuza 6: The Song of Life...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 211

    Welcome to the jungle

    The snow is back here in the UK, which gives us the perfect opportunity to snuggle up with some games. With the release calendar ramping up and backlogs longer than our legs, we’ve got lots to be getting on with. The age old question, though, is what will you be playing? Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m playing Burnout Paradise...

  • News God of War's First Unedited Gameplay Footage Dazzles on PS4

    God of phwoar

    We’ve had to wait a long time to see uninterrupted, unedited gameplay of Sony Santa Monica’s new God of War – but it looks like it’s been worth the wait. With a round of previews set to be posted imminently, b-roll footage of the forthcoming blockbuster has hit the web early, and while we’re not going to host it here for sake...

  • News SEGA Teases New Sonic Racing Release

    Gotta go fast

    As has been rumoured for a while, there’s a new Sonic Racing game in development. Speculation suggests that Sumo Digital – the developer of the excellent Sonic & Racing All-Stars Transformed – is at the helm, although this is unlikely to lean on the SEGA nostalgia that previous instalments did. A new trailer shows off a bunch...

  • News Sonic Mania Plus Adds Two New Characters This Summer

    Retail release finally confirmed

    Sonic Mania Plus will spin into brick and mortar stores this summer, SEGA announced during an SXSW panel this evening. The updated version – which will be available as a DLC pack for those who already own the title digitally – will add two new characters to the throwback sidescroller: Mighty the Armadillo and Ray...

  • Soapbox Sony Has Become Far Too Quiet

    Enjoy the silence?

    Actions speak louder than words, but I still can’t help feeling that Sony’s become far too quiet over the past few years. At the start of the PlayStation 4 era, this was a company that was firing on all cylinders when it came to community outreach; Worldwide Studios executive Shuhei Yoshida was one of the biggest names on...

  • News Trailblazers Tasks You with Painting Your Own Racing Line

    Put a Supergonk on it

    We’re rather taken with Trailblazers, the co-operative racing title that fuses WipEout with Splatoon. For those who missed the announcement, the game essentially sees one racer painting a line, so your partner can boost through it. And if that makes about as much sense as Marouane Fellaini in midfield, there’s a new trailer