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Review: Guitar Hero Live (PS4)

Guitar Hero Live (PS4)

Raging for the machine

Guitar Hero Live is Activision's answer to Harmonix's Rock Band 4, and seems to be the complete polar opposite to it. While the new Rock Band allows you to use old instruments, Guitar Hero introduces a completely new one; where Rock Band 4 allows you to import old songs, Guitar Hero Live doesn't. The two rhythm games, despite...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Goes Big with Launch Gameplay Trailer

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Goes Big with Launch Gameplay Trailer

Boom time

Guns! Guns! Guns! Activision has released an all-new gameplay trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, boasting about the fact that the forthcoming foray features "three-games-in-one". We get a glimpse of the campaign, multiplayer, and zombies mode all in this 60 second sizzle piece. The title's due out on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation...

News: Activision Should Cancel the PS3 Version of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

Activision Should Cancel the PS3 Version of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

Scuffed knees

Good news PlayStation 3 owners: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 has been delayed. The skateboarding simulation – which, to be fair, wasn't entirely despised in our review – is spending a little more time in the skate shop on last-gen formats, while Activision properly applies some band aids to the PlayStation 4 version. The game was...

News: Destiny's Story Was Stitched Together Using Existing Assets in Less Than a Year

Destiny's Story Was Stitched Together Using Existing Assets in Less Than a Year

Surprise

Well who would have thunk it? According to a massive report from Kotaku's always informative Jason Schreier, Destiny as we know it was cobbled together in a very short space of time following the decision to scrap its original story. Sources say that upon showing Bungie's top brass a 'supercut' of the title's major plot points, the...

News: We Really Hope Bungie Isn't Mucking About with Destiny's Microtransactions

We Really Hope Bungie Isn't Mucking About with Destiny's Microtransactions

New patch apparently reveals in-game buffs that you can buy

This is how it starts, isn't it? Destiny's newest patch introduced a new, microtransaction-based service that allows you to buy cosmetic items with real money. With 18 fresh emotes on offer - which, to be fair, are actually pretty cool - it all seems rather harmless, but after mining the...

Review: Transformers: Devastation (PS4)

Transformers: Devastation (PS4)

More than meets the eye

The Transformers license has certainly seen its fair share of solid games; from the PlayStation 2 title based upon the Armada series all the way through to High Moon's Cybertron releases, it's a property that's generally transcended the usual licensed game fodder. Now, the talented team over at Platinum Games has taken the...

Round Up: Transformers Devastation PS4 Reviews Start Rolling Out

Transformers Devastation PS4 Reviews Start Rolling Out

Ultra magnum opus

Activision can be a strange company. The organisation goes out of its way to ensure that the likes of Destiny and Call of Duty are covered correctly, but while it's seemingly happy to invest money into middle-tier titles like Transformers: Devastation and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, it doesn't appear to have any faith in them at...

News: Yep, Destiny Is Getting Microtransactions

Yep, Destiny Is Getting Microtransactions

They're purely cosmetic, for now

Okay, so Destiny's expansions have always been overpriced, but the argument is that it could have a subscription fee if it wanted - but it doesn't. We don't necessarily agree with that analysis, but we've always said that microtransactions could very easily be implemented into the structure of the shooter, and that...

Review: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (PS4)

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (PS4)

Sick

The Tony Hawk series has been around for over 15 years, and in that time introduced a new genre in gaming. The fluidity of pulling off crazy street and vert tricks, the stunning soundtracks, inventive levels, and rich mechanics made it a true standout franchise. However, like most series, the franchise started to lose steam, with developer...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Campaign Can't Help But Curse

Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Campaign Can't Help But Curse

Swear jarhead

There'll be no campaign for you if you choose to play Call of Duty: Black Ops III on the PlayStation 3, but anyone that opts for the PlayStation 4 version will be able to enjoy the full story experience. And according to Treyarch's boss Mark Lamia, it's the "most ambitious" that the team has ever undertaken – heck, that's evidenced...

News: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Breaks Its Neck on PS4

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Breaks Its Neck on PS4

Bail out

As expected, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 on the PlayStation 4 is f***ed. Activision's been reluctant to send us – or anyone else – review code, and judging by this Eurogamer.net hands-on with the final version, it's easy to see why. In the clip we see the Birdman bugging out in a variety of ways – be it clipping through geometry or...

News: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Has a PS4 Patch Bigger Than the Game

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Has a PS4 Patch Bigger Than the Game

Shove it

Patches have reached a new peak with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, as Activision's upcoming sequel has an update larger than the release itself. According to The Games Cabin, the title – which has been available to pre-load on the PlayStation 4 since last night – weighs in at just 4.6GB, but you'll need to download a 7.7GB patch to get it...

Poll: Has Destiny Won You Back With The Taken King?

Has Destiny Won You Back With The Taken King?

Is the cryptarch calling?

Destiny: The Taken King is out and fans of Bungie's shooter have probably spent their last weekend grinding themselves into dust. If internet reactions are anything to go by, then the game's third and biggest expansion has been met with a reasonably positive reception. Veteran players seem to like the changes, and lapsed...

Review: Destiny: The Taken King (PS4)

Destiny: The Taken King (PS4)

New monarchy

It's been a rocky old road for Destiny, but it's finally found some smooth terrain with The Taken King – the title's biggest expansion to date. The new content marks the second year of Destiny's life, and with it comes the realisation that Bungie has taken a rather large step forward in crafting something special. It's undoubtedly...

News: Destiny: The Taken King's Raid Has Already Been Conquered

Destiny: The Taken King's Raid Has Already Been Conquered

The king has fallen

Raids, as this author understands them, are the uber-complex end-game missions in Destiny that are supposed to take weeks to conquer. It's no surprise, then, that there's serious online street cred up for grabs if you can come through them in hours – and one The Taken King gang will be lapping up the plaudits today, as they...

News: Destiny: The Taken King Is PlayStation's Most Downloaded Day One Game Ever

Destiny: The Taken King Is PlayStation's Most Downloaded Day One Game Ever

Hail to the king

Judging purely by the sheer amount of spite Destiny draws from internet users on a daily basis, you'd think that it's a universally hated game. Almost anything related to Bungie's shooter gets picked apart by naysayers all the time - but the simple fact is that Destiny is here to stay, as evidenced by the day one download figures...