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News: Tony Hawk Hops Back on His Board in Brand New Game

Tony Hawk Hops Back on His Board in Brand New Game

Don't bail this time

Skateboarding star Tony Hawk is getting ready to ride again, as there’s a new entry in Activision’s legendary extreme sports series in production. Oblivious to any non-disclosure agreements, the Birdman told a local North American radio station that he’s performing motion capture for the upcoming title, and that it’s...

News: Activision Replenish Energon with Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Screens

Activision Replenish Energon with Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Screens

Even more to meet the eye

Get ready to roll out with these new Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark screenshots. Announced late last week, the licensed title aims to merge Michael Bay's divisive movie property with that of High Moon Studios' popular game universe. As well as being the successor to the excellent Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, th

News: The Announcement Trailer for Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Has Rolled Out

The Announcement Trailer for Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Has Rolled Out

Will you protect or destroy Earth?

In an accidental reveal yesterday morning, Amazon created a listing for an unannounced game called Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark. Details were scarce, but before it was quickly taken down, the hypothetical PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 release was described as "perfect for veteran fans and newcomers”...

Rumour: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Set to Touch PS4

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Set to Touch PS4

Another one of Kup's war stories

While the likes of Michael Bay and Shia LaBeouf have made it difficult to be a Transformers fan over the past few years, there has been salvation in the form of High Moon Studios’ throwback third-person shooters. The rough around the axles War for Cybertron and stellar Fall of Cybertron both based their fiction on...

News: PS4 Answers the Call of Duty with Next-Gen Focus for First-Person Property

PS4 Answers the Call of Duty with Next-Gen Focus for First-Person Property

Fighting new formats

With upstart Sledgehammer working on the umpteenth Call of Duty game, Activision executive Eric Hirshberg has shed some light on the title's development, revealing that it will be built with the PlayStation 4 in mind. Speaking with IGN, the suit said that the studio is "approaching this as next-gen first development"...

Review: The Amazing Spider-Man (PlayStation Vita)

The Amazing Spider-Man (PlayStation Vita)

Not-so-amazing

Cast your minds back to 2012. You may remember seeing The Amazing Spider-Man reboot at the movies, and you may even recall playing Beenox’s anticipated PlayStation 3 tie-in on your beloved console – but you probably won’t remember booting it up on your PlayStation Vita. That’s because someone at publisher Activision forgot...

News: UK Sales Charts: Call of Duty: Ghosts Spooks the Summit

UK Sales Charts: Call of Duty: Ghosts Spooks the Summit

Tearaway trots back into sight

We’re confident that we could fabricate the contents of our weekly UK sales charts posts at this point, and no one would even bat an eyelid. Once again, last week’s top titles included Call of Duty: Ghosts, FIFA 14, and Battlefield 4. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes was arguably the biggest surprise

Review: Angry Birds: Star Wars (PlayStation 4)

Angry Birds: Star Wars (PlayStation 4)

Millennium falcon

The well-known handheld hit Angry Birds has returned to consoles – only this time it’s bringing the force along for the ride. Of course, we're referring to the latest entry in the fowl flinging series: the PlayStation 4 version of Angry Birds: Star Wars. In this edition, you’ll be tasked with tossing birds from a catapult in...

News: Your Destiny Will Be Fulfilled on 9th September

Your Destiny Will Be Fulfilled on 9th September

See you starside

And that's our bedtime pushed back an extra hour. In an effort to beat the rapidly approaching VGX Awards fanfare, Bungie has nonchalantly announced that its upcoming first-person shooter Destiny will deploy on 9th September. The game's due out on both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, and will secure exclusive content on...

Review: Skylanders: Swap Force (PlayStation 4)

Skylanders: Swap Force (PlayStation 4)

Sky's the limit

The main selling point of the Skylanders series has always been its ability to bring action figures to life. By placing physical toys on the bundled Portal of Power device, they instantly appear in the game with their own statistics, abilities, and personalities. Each character has its own experience, skills, and level properties...

Review: Angry Birds: Star Wars (PlayStation 3)

Angry Birds: Star Wars (PlayStation 3)

Use the birds, Luke

A long time ago (well, 2009), in a galaxy far, far away (Finland), an unassuming development studio named Rovio Entertainment gave birth to a mobile gaming franchise which would ultimately take over the world. Three years later and still going strong, Angry Birds and the beloved Star Wars empire would join forces to create a...

News: Activision Crushes Crash Bandicoot Dream, Still Owns Character

Activision Crushes Crash Bandicoot Dream, Still Owns Character

You'll find us sobbing into our Wumpa pudding

Despite a cyclone of rumours to the contrary, Activision has labelled speculation suggesting that Sony has reacquired the Crash Bandicoot brand as unadulterated twinsanity. A teaser in a PlayStation 4 advertisement had hinted that the Japanese giant had bought back the platforming property, but the...

News: Activision Spin Kicks Crash Bandicoot Off Its Website

Activision Spin Kicks Crash Bandicoot Off Its Website

Sony suggests that it hasn't acquired the character, though

You may have thought that we were high on Wumpa Fruit when we recently reported that Crash Bandicoot could be making a comeback on the PlayStation 4, but Activision has added more fuel to the throwback fire by removing any references to the PSone mascot from its official website. For those...

News: What Are the Names of Call of Duty: Ghosts' Map Packs?

What Are the Names of Call of Duty: Ghosts' Map Packs?

You can probably guess

Don’t worry if you’ve exhausted all of Call of Duty: Ghosts’ on-board maps, as there’ll be plenty to sink your teeth into over the coming months. Activision has accidentally revealed the names of four care packages heading to the first-person shooter in the future, which each combine to spell out the word ‘ODIN’,...

Rumour: Is Crash Bandicoot Plotting a Return on PS4?

Is Crash Bandicoot Plotting a Return on PS4?

Spinning around

Sony has talked about Crash Bandicoot a lot this year. The former PSone mascot has hit the headlines frequently over the past 10 months, partly because of PlayStation 4 architect Mark Cerny’s role as executive producer on the 90s classic. However, rumours are now starting to spiral that the protagonist could be plotting a...