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News: Here's All the Extra Stuff You Get From Referring a Friend in Destiny

Here's All the Extra Stuff You Get From Referring a Friend in Destiny

You dirty shill

So, what's the price of becoming a slave to the AAA gaming war machine that is Activision? According to Destiny, your undying loyalty to the brand can be bought with a couple of emotes, an emblem, a shader, a sword, and a sparrow. The question is: are you cheap enough? Jokes aside, Bungie's released a trailer that details exactly...

Review: Deadpool (PS4)

Deadpool (PS4)

A marvel

Deadpool's PlayStation 4 port is a hard one to review, considering that it's just a straight port – no graphical update, no new modes, not even any new extras. At first glance, £30 for a game that launched a couple of years ago seems a bit steep. Luckily, this is a game that has aged well. On the PS4 we've had our share of bad ports –...

News: Destiny's Big December Update Adds Exotics and Tweaks Weapon Balance

Destiny's Big December Update Adds Exotics and Tweaks Weapon Balance

Please no, not the pulse rifles

Destiny's getting a reasonably large update in December, Bungie has revealed. The big news is that the developer will be bringing in two new exotic items, while also boosting a few bits and pieces from year one which haven't yet made the jump. Christmas may be coming early for all you hardcore Guardians. Don't get...

News: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Finally Charges onto PS4 Next Month

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Finally Charges onto PS4 Next Month

Those crazy knights

About time, eh? Chivalry: Medieval Warfare launched on the PlayStation 3 back in February - and no one seemed to care. Needless to say, many have been waiting patiently for a PlayStation 4 announcement, and we're happy to report that the day has finally arrived. The multiplayer hack-'em-up - which saw great success on PC -...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Stops Brand's Bleeding with Gigantic Launch

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Stops Brand's Bleeding with Gigantic Launch

Makes $550 million in first three days

Call of Duty's always been a colossal franchise, but the series has struggled to live up to the sales of its juggernaut predecessors in recent years. Fortunately for Activision, it looks like Call of Duty: Black Ops III has stopped the series' rot, as the release brought in a dizzying $550 million over the...

Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4)

Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4)

Juggernaut

Despite sales remaining strong, it's safe to say that Call of Duty has been in a bit of a slump as of late. Although Advanced Warfare was well received, there were some rough patches, and most CoD fans still shudder whenever they hear the word Ghosts. Now it's time for Treyarch to pick up the mantle, and boy has the studio done well with...

Round Up: Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 Reviews Score a Low Level Killstreak

Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 Reviews Score a Low Level Killstreak

Shades of grey

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is out – but reviews are only just popping up around the web. Chances are you already knew whether you were going to buy the first-person shooter beforehand, but if you have been waiting for some critical opinion, we've included a slew of appraisals for your perusal pleasure below. Our review is still...

News: Don't Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops III on PS3

Don't Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops III on PS3

Fall of beauty

If you're still yet to be wowed by the latest generation of consoles, then it may be worth seeing how your faithful PlayStation 3 stacks up against the PlayStation 4. Alright, this Call of Duty: Black Ops III comparison actually features the Xbox versions – but it's probably safe to assume that the differences will be more...

News: How Does the Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 Look in the Flesh?

How Does the Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 Look in the Flesh?

Still gross

There's a toy-like charm to Call of Duty: Black Ops III's exclusive PlayStation 4 bundle, but let's not beat around the bush – it's pretty freakin' bad, isn't it? Sony had a real opportunity to create something special here, but this is easily the worst looking new-gen system to date. Still, kudos to PlayStation Access' Hollie Bennett...

News: Destiny Continues to Grow with 25 Million Players

Destiny Continues to Grow with 25 Million Players

We're going to need more guns

Damn, that's a pretty hefty number isn't it? Activision has revealed that Destiny now has 25 million registered users, and on average, those Guardians are spending around three hours a day with the game. Guess those daily bounties and missions are doing their job, eh? Of course, even if you've only logged into the...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Live Action PS4 Ad Treads Familiar Ground

Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Live Action PS4 Ad Treads Familiar Ground

Stop us if you've seen this one before

Activision's marketing department appears to have been working part-time this year, as Call of Duty: Black Ops III's latest live action advertisement is the same as all of the others. In it we see American actor Michael B. Jordan talking up 'Kevin' – a gamer fuel-powered everyman living out his ultimate power...

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...