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

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

    What’s the February 2018 PlayStation Plus lineup, then? It’s the question on everyone’s lips as we sprint towards the end of another month. And when will the latest PS Plus update even be announced? It’s a good question, as January happens to be one of those awkward months where it...

  • News Monster Hunter: World Adds Street Fighter's Ryu, Sakura

    Here comes a new challenger

    Monster Hunter: World will soon play host to a couple more guest characters, as Street Fighter’s Ryu and Sakura prepare to toss fireballs at oblivious beasts. The full-body armour sets will not only allow you to dress like the aforementioned brawlers, but will also add voice packs so that you sound like the iconic...

  • Guide How to Solve Blurry Images in PSVR

    Fix the image quality of your PlayStation VR headset

    What do you do when PlayStation VR is looking blurry? It’s the ultimate immersion killer, after all – there’s a beautiful virtual world rendered all around you, but you’re fighting fog to see it. There’s always going to be some degree of fuzziness when you’re playing PSVR due to the...

  • News The Last Guardian Maker Teases New Title Again

    Beauty and the beast

    genDESIGN, the annoyingly capitalised studio formerly known as Team ICO, has once again teased its next title. You may remember that The Last Guardian maker hinted at a new project earlier in the year with an image that appeared to show a Yorda-esque lady and an ogre. Now it’s back with an alternative take on the same scene,...

  • News Subsequent Summer Lesson Episodes to Score English Subtitles

    Girl power

    Summer Lesson has been gradually growing as a brand in Japan, adding new girls for PlayStation VR owners to interact with. And now Bandai Namco has confirmed that the episodes featuring blonde bombshell Allison Snow and Chisato Shinjo will be releasing in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and Indonesia) later in...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 204

    The hunt is on

    It was a frighteningly big week on the PlayStation 4 this time, with Monster Hunter: World, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Celeste all vying for your attention. It should make for an action-packed WAYP, so without further ado, let’s get into it. Sammy Barker, Editor: I'm not playing Monster Hunter: World. Yet. Now will everyone stop...

  • News South Park: The Stick of Truth Steps Out of the Fractured But Whole in February

    A Kenny move

    Previously only available as a pre-order bonus with sequel South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Ubisoft has announced that South Park: The Stick of Truth will launch as a standalone PlayStation 4 game on 13th February. Interestingly, it’ll be available both physically and digitally, and will retail for $29.99 in the United States...

  • News Paragon Put Out to Pasture as Fortnite's Popularity Explodes

    Refunds for everyone who spent money on it

    It’s crazy to think that Fortnite is now this behemoth franchise with millions of concurrent players. For those of you who followed its development, it seemed stuck in limbo as a kind of Minecraft-inspired tower defence type thing for many years, before being reinvented and essentially exploding as a...

  • News Did Sony Just Patent a Next-Gen PSVR Controller?

    A sign of the future

    PlayStation VR is an amazing piece of technology, but as time goes on, the PlayStation Move is starting to reveal itself as something of a weak link. Sony was right to recycle the PlayStation 3 motion wand and it’s more than adequate for the job, but compared to the superior Oculus Touch controllers it’s not quite up to...

  • News Want to Play Days Gone? Sony Bend Searching for User Testers

    Freakin' freakers

    Days Gone is on track for a 2018 release, but developer Sony Bend wants your feedback first. The Oregon-based outfit is appealing to local fans to come and try out the PlayStation 4 exclusive. Presumably, those accepted into the sessions will have to sign an NDA, but this could be your chance to go hands on with the title before...

  • News Detroit: Become Human Doubles Down on Spring Release Date

    Paranoid android

    As one PlayStation 4 exclusive release date saga comes to a conclusion, so begins another: Quantic Dream has doubled down on Detroit: Become Human’s spring launch window. The French developer’s been saying that the androids-against-ordinary-folk adventure will launch in the spring for some time, but it reconfirmed the target in...

  • News God of War Artist Rubbishes Downgrade Claims

    The Internet's being stupid again

    God of War is comfortably shaping up to be one of the visual treats of 2018, but that hasn’t stopped some forum frequenters to claim that the graphics have been downgraded. The criticism stems from a scene in the latest trailer, which is identical to the area shown at E3 2016. In the trailer, the location is...

  • News Death Stranding Is Mind Blowing, Says Star Norman Reedus

    Exclusive is ahead of its time

    Looks like legendary director Hideo Kojima is about to rip up the rule book yet again, as Norman Reedus has been eulogising Death Stranding on a recent B&H Photography podcast. As reported by Metal Gear Informer, the actor described the PlayStation 4 exclusive as “mind blowing”, and hinted that t

  • News Leaked PS Plus Lineup Looks Too Good to Be True

    And is obviously a fake

    Whenever you see a “leaked” PlayStation Plus lineup that looks too good to be true, we recommend approaching with caution. Take this image that’s been showing up in our Twitter timeline a lot these past few days: it seems to suggest that Far Cry 4 and Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin will be the headline...

  • News Free Gran Turismo Sport Update Adds Cars, Tracks, and Bonus Campaigns

    Monza hunter

    Well, if Gran Turismo Sport continues like this, those criticisms levelled at the lack of content under the simulation racer’s hood are going to look very silly indeed, aren’t they? Polyphony Digital has detailed the next big update for the popular PlayStation 4 exclusive, and it spans more than just cars, as starting 26th January...

  • Deals Save £10 on PS4 Console Bundles and Accessories Today

    You know you want to

    Amazon wants all customers to smile like the arrow icon printed on its iconic packaging, so in order to celebrate its victory on the consumer satisfaction charts, it’s sending out a big thanks to all customers in the guise of a £10 discount code. There is a big catch, however, in that you can’t use the discount code on...

  • News Twisted Metal Maker David Jaffe's Studio Struck with Layoffs

    Project cancelled

    David Jaffe’s verbose indie studio The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency has been struck with layoffs following the cancellation of an unannounced project. The team is perhaps best known for Drawn to Death which, shall we say, divided public opinion. To be honest, we’re probably the only publication on the planet that...

  • News PSN Engineers Working to Resolve Hiccups

    Some functionality on PS4 affected

    Looks like the impending release of Monster Hunter: World and the opening of God of War pre-orders has temporarily pulled the PlayStation Network to its knees, as outages are being reported in some territories. Sony, to its credit, has already issued an update stating that engineers are on the case and working to...

  • Talking Point Could Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass Model Work on PS4?

    Disruptive business strategy could change games forever

    At a time where Bethesda is putting out commercials to celebrate single player games, a new business model from Microsoft threatens to disrupt the industry as we know it today. The Redmond firm has announced an update to its Xbox Game Pass subscription service, which will see all of its...

  • News PS4 Hacked Enabling Wider PS2 Support, Homebrew

    Exploit only available on older firmware

    Homebrew has finally arrived on the PlayStation 4, but you’ll need a console still running 4.05 to take advantage of it. Sony patched this version of the system software all the way back in November 2016, so you’ll be passing up your connection to the PlayStation Network in order to run emulated NES games...

  • News The Inpatient's Controls Explained with DualShock 4 and PS Move

    Which control scheme works best?

    Like most PlayStation VR games, The Inpatient’s control scheme is a point of interest because it can be played with either the DualShock 4 or a pair of PlayStation Move wands. But what’s the best option? And how does it work? Things are fairly straightforward with the DualShock 4. You can move forward and...

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    Review The Inpatient

    Wendigo prophecy

    Until Dawn’s breakout success has spawned all sorts of spin-offs, none really capturing the essence of the original teen slasher. The Inpatient continues this trend with a straight-faced, narrative-based PlayStation VR experience set in the 1950s. You play as a patient sectioned in Blackwood Sanatorium during its final days of...

  • Store Update 23rd January 2018 (Europe)

    Hunter time

    It’s a bonkers week on the European PlayStation Store, with multiple big games all vying for your attention. Monster Hunter: World is, of course, the big one – but don’t forget Dragon Ball FighterZ, The Inpatient, Lost Sphear, Iconoclasts, Celeste, and… Wait, this is ridiculous! PS4 Games: LOST SPHEAR 23 January Iconoclasts 23...

  • News 'People Ask for Story-Based Games, But Don't Necessarily Buy Them'

    Uncharted creator Amy Hennig weighs in

    The cancellation of Amy Hennig’s single player Star Wars title last year caused controversy regarding the state of story-driven, single player games. Many hardcore gamers argued that they’re starting to feel left behind, as multiplayer releases become increasingly prominent. The climate even prompted...