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News: Geoff Keighley's The Game Awards Will Return on 1st December

Geoff Keighley's The Game Awards Will Return on 1st December

On every gaming screen and VR

Oh, great. As we mentally prepare ourselves for a week of exorbitantly late night streams, industry icon Geoff Keighley has revealed that we can look forward to one more on 1st December, when The Game Awards will return. We thought that last year's show was just about as good as one could reasonably expect an awards...

News: There's a PlayStation E3 Headline Generator

There's a PlayStation E3 Headline Generator

And it's glorious

E3 is a time of fierce format wars and – if you happen to work in the games industry – intense stress. Scientists often say that laughing is a good way of dealing with tough situations, and this PlayStation E3 headline generator certainly got a giggle out of us. Some of our favourites so far: Shawn Layden bursts from a...

News: This Modded Uncharted 4 PS4 Is Pretty Amazing

This Modded Uncharted 4 PS4 Is Pretty Amazing

Golden

It's incredible how creative some people are when it comes to constructing modified consoles, and this Uncharted 4: A Thief's End-themed system is yet another example of that. Made by Romanian gamer Vulpe Adrian Andrei, the system employs a shirt similar to the one worn by protagonist Nathan Drake as well as leather bounding and pistole...

News: Learn Why Shenmue Is Held in Such High Regard

Learn Why Shenmue Is Held in Such High Regard

Courage shall determine his fate

Not going to lie: Shenmue III's reveal almost had your humble host in tears last year. It's a game series that's had a profound effect on this author, as illustrated in this soapbox article. But many who missed out on the original – or perhaps were too young to play it – may not understand why Yu Suzuki's...

Weirdness: Snake Believe! Python Found in Faulty PS4

Snake Believe! Python Found in Faulty PS4

Greatnesssss awaits

The PlayStation 4 can be a bit of an animal, but one Sao Paulo gamer got a little more than he bargained for. After encountering a few console faults – unexpected power cycling and strange smells – he took the system to an electrician, who assumed that he may find some kind of electrical fault inside. Instead, however, he...

News: Uncharted 4's Focus Testing Didn't Always Go Smoothly

Uncharted 4's Focus Testing Didn't Always Go Smoothly

One individual had to be ejected

By and large, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has prompted a pretty damn positive response – but not everyone is in love with the PlayStation 4 exclusive. But while criticisms of its pacing and platforming may be more than fair, comments about the gender of some of its characters are less reasonable. However, that's...

News: UK Magazine Play Calls Paper Based Issues a Day

UK Magazine Play Calls Paper Based Issues a Day

Play another day

As someone whose entire career was founded off the back of spending hundreds of hours reading Official PlayStation Magazine, EDGE, and GamesTM, it's always sad to hear that a UK institution is pulling out of newsagents. Play, admittedly, wasn't this author's regular read – but your humble host still has multiple issues littered...

News: Finally! Now You Can Play Your NES with a PS4 Pad

Finally! Now You Can Play Your NES with a PS4 Pad

Playing with power

For many, the NES is a legendary console – even if ours spent more time on the blink than actually running games. If you happen to have one where the cartridge connectors aren't all mangled, however, then you may be interested in this exciting accessory: the Retro Receiver NES allows you to play your 8-bit games wirelessly...

News: Now We've Truly Reached the End of an Era

Now We've Truly Reached the End of an Era

Sony Interactive Entertainment presents

We knew that the day was coming, but it's still sad all of the same. Sony announced earlier in the year that it would be formally renaming the division that runs PlayStation to Sony Interactive Entertainment starting 1st April, and we've been waiting for that most famous of boot screens to be replaced...

News: Sony Mods PS4 Controller for Fan with Cerebral Palsy

Sony Mods PS4 Controller for Fan with Cerebral Palsy

For the players

One thoughtful Sony employee has specially modified a DualShock 4 controller for a PlayStation fan with cerebral palsy. Peter Byrne contacted the platform holder after experiencing issues with the touchpad on the PlayStation 4 peripheral. Alex Nawabi, who works for PlayStation's research and development team, spent ten hours coming...

News: Prepare to Diarrhea! Can You Beat the Dark Souls III PS4 Hot Wings Challenge?

Prepare to Diarrhea! Can You Beat the Dark Souls III PS4 Hot Wings Challenge?

Or are you chicken?

It's often said that fans of the Dark Souls series are masochists, but going 18 rounds with Ornstein is one thing – and eating 20 of Meat Liquor's hot wings is another. Sony and Bandai Namco have teamed up with the Brit gourmet food establishment to giveaway exclusive Dark Souls III 'I Survived' shirts to all those who can...