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  • 110

    PS4

    Review Firewall Zero Hour

    You've been Tango'd

    We’re not sure whether they’re brave or stupid, but developers will insist on releasing online-only multiplayer games for PlayStation VR. Fortunately for Firewall Zero Hour it’s one of the better attempts yet, but it’s still plagued by the long waiting times that have affected titles like StarBlood Arena and Sparc in the...

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    PS4

    Review God of War III Remastered

    Titan fall

    Republished on Wednesday 29th August 2018: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of September's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. God of War has, over the course of six entries, got itself into a bit of a rut. Make no mistake, each instalment has been consistently excellent –...

  • Guide New PS4 Games Releasing in September 2018

    Every upcoming PlayStation 4 release date in September 2018

    What new PS4 games are coming out in September 2018? Well, your break from the heavy hitters is officially over, as things get crazy from here on out. Marvel’s Spider-Man is without a doubt the biggest new release of the month, but there are several others we could have highlighted here:...

  • News PS Vue Adds a Bunch of Local Broadcast Stations

    Now offering over 450 local stations across the US

    Sony doesn’t seem to be overly satisfied with uptake of its television streaming service PlayStation Vue, but it continues to get pretty strong reviews from subscribers. And as of today it’s set to expand across the United States, with the addition of hundreds of local ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC...

  • News Shovel Knight Showdown Brings a Chaotic Conclusion to Treasure Trove

    But not coming to PS Vita

    Yacht Club Games is wrapping up Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove with a final instalment named Shovel Knight Showdown, a chaotic platforming fighting game featuring 16 characters from the popular property’s universe. The four-player free-for-all has primarily been designed with multiplayer in mind, but there is a single...

  • News GT Sport Adds Red Bull Ring, Eight Brand New Cars

    All for free, of course

    Gran Turismo Sport continues to grow on a monthly basis, and its August update is another bumper one. In addition to the Red Bull Ring, the PlayStation 4 exclusive will add eight new vehicles to its already substantial roster. These include some classics like the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupé ’64 and the Mini-Cooper ‘S’...

  • News Marvel's Spider-Man Now Available to Pre-Order from Amazon

    The day Prime pre-order deals end

    Amazon Prime pre-order deals are over, but you can now grab Marvel’s Spider-Man from the online retailer. Sony’s been involved in a bit of a dispute with the giant which has limited the availability of various titles, but you can nab a physical copy of the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive from the site right...

  • News Sony's Dishing Out Incredible Spider-Man PS4 Backpacks to Influencers

    Web head

    If you were lucky enough to catch our interview with the company behind PlayStation’s amazing press kits before it got struck down by the Sony Ninjas, you may be interested to see these incredible Marvel’s Spider-Man backpacks that the platform holder’s giving to “influencers” in New York City this week. All part of the final...

  • News Hover Does Its Best Jet Set Radio Impression Next Month

    Cross-play between PS4 and PC

    Hover: Revolt of Gamers takes the arcade roller-skate arcade action of Jet Set Radio into the online realm, and it’s dropping beats from 18th September. With a soundtrack featuring the input of Hideki Naganuma, the title drops you into a seamless multiplayer world and sets you free, although you can choose to...

  • Talking Point What Free September 2018 PS Plus Games Do You Want?

    When will September 2018's PlayStation Plus lineup be revealed?

    What’s the September 2018 PlayStation Plus lineup? And when will the September 2018 PS Plus lineup be revealed? After last month’s late PS+ reveal, normal service has been resumed for September’s roster of goodies. Of course the release schedule is looking ridiculously...

  • News 2K Sports Picks Up The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA Tour

    Hole in one

    2K Sports is slowly expanding its publishing portfolio following the addition of NBA Playgrounds, as it’s announced that it will publish The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA Tour. HB Studios acquired the rights to golf’s premier professional tour from EA Sports earlier in the year, and will now benefit from the marketing muscle of a...

  • News Xbox Gamers Are More Hardcore Than PlayStation, Says Microsoft

    You filthy noobs, you

    Microsoft’s getting stomped globally by the PlayStation 4, but it believes that “hardcore gamers” gravitate towards the Xbox One ahead of Sony’s system. Aaron Greenberg, one of the marketing bigwigs at the Redmond firm, told IGN Italia at Gamescom 2018 that he believes the most engaged players prefer to game in green...

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    PS4

    Review Shenmue I & II

    Lan Di-drama

    Shenmue may be considered a cult classic, but it’s important to remember that Ryo Hazuki’s revenge mission divided critics when it originally released on the Dreamcast almost two decades ago. SEGA legend Yu Suzuki spent a small fortune on the first foray’s dingy Yokosuka setting, but despite being wildly original, the game...

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    PS4

    Review Pizza Titan Ultra

    Papa don't preach

    Pizza Titan Ultra is a bit like Crazy Taxi with more cheese. You control a giant city levelling Gundam, and your objective is to sprint from tower block to tower block, delivering delicious Margherita with a colossus iron fist. Each delivery sees you gain additional time, while evil enforcers will attempt to prevent you from doing...

  • News Streets of Rage 4 Calls the Cops in SEGA Classic Revival

    No way

    Out. Of. Nowhere! French publisher Dotemu’s clearly not done with retro revivals in the wake of its recent Windjammers 2 announcement, as it’s just confirmed Streets of Rage 4. This is one helluva sentence so it deserves repeating at least once: Streets of Rage 4 has just been freakin’ announced. There are no platforms confirmed yet,...

  • News Spider-Man PS4 Spoilers Are Starting to Invade the Web

    Your spider-sense should be tingling

    Oh, no! Marvel’s Spider-Man is well and truly out in the wild, and the web is awash with spoilers already. Pretty much everywhere you look right now are comments on Insomniac Games’ latest, from the villain encounters through to a list of every suit available in the game. There are also YouTube videos being...

  • News Shadow of the Tomb Raider's Run Out of Things to Show, So Here Are Some Cute Cats and Dogs

    Wait, what?

    Well, then. Square Enix has been dropping Shadow of the Tomb Raider trailers like they’ve been going out of fashion these past couple of months, and it’s shown pretty much everything there is to show. As such, please enjoy this video clip of cats and dogs playing with balls of yarn and laser pens in a vaguely Mayan setting. Yeah, we...

  • News Mass Shooting Reported at Madden NFL 19 Tournament in Florida

    Multiple fatalities confirmed

    A shooting has occurred at a Madden NFL 19 tournament in Jacksonville, Florida today, with multiple fatalities confirmed. Videos on social media reveal harrowing scenes from the event, where attendees had gathered to play EA Sports’ latest American football game. The Jacksonville County Sherriff’s Office confirmed...

  • News Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice's PS Store Page Mentions In-Game Purchases

    Fans promptly "cancel" their pre-orders

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is being published by Activision, and that seems to have left FromSoftware fans paranoid. The pre-order page for the exciting samurai adventure includes the note “in-game purchases optional” on the PlayStation Store – and perhaps unsurprisingly it’s prompted a slew of...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 234

    Maria, you've gotta see her

    This is it, folks – this is pretty much the last week before the release schedule goes absolutely mental for the holidays. Assuming you’re not already playing something new, then this may be your last opportunity to clear up your backlog. Good luck. Sammy Barker, Editor: I polished off the first Shenmue last night,...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 6.00 Not Needed for New PS Store Search

    Live now

    While it was originally expected to be part of the in-beta PlayStation 4 firmware update v6.00, it seems that Sony simply couldn’t wait to roll out the PlayStation Store’s new search functionality. A quick trip to the platform holder’s console-based plaza reveals that the old wheel-like tool has already been replaced with an...

  • News God of War Audiobook to Be Narrated by Mimir

    Novel penned by Cory Barlog's father

    A novelisation of Sony Santa Monica’s epic God of War revival is set to release next week, and it’ll be accompanied by an audiobook narrated by none other than Alastair Duncan – also known as Mimir. This is an incredible touch, as the severed head serves as a kind of storyteller throughout the PlayStation 4...

  • News PSVR Starter Packs Are on Sale in the UK Right Now

    Virtual insanity

    PlayStation VR’s software catalogue grows by the day, and the slate of upcoming PSVR games makes for impressive reading as well. There’s never been a better time to test out Sony’s virtual reality accessory, then, and the good news is that the device is on sale in the UK right now. For the lowly sum of £199.99 you’ll be...

  • Soapbox Sony's in Danger of Becoming Closed Off

    Sammy's not enjoying the silence

    Gamescom 2018 is almost over, and it’s clear at this stage that we won’t be hearing a peep from Sony again. The platform holder was never likely to hold a press conference in Cologne – I’ll actually be surprised if it has a briefing at Paris Games Week or PlayStation Experience – but it’s been busy on the...