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Store Update: 9th August 2016 (North America)

9th August 2016 (North America)

Space ace

No Man's Sky is out on the North American PlayStation Store this week – did you know? Oh, you did – okay, then let's focus on some of the less publicised releases, like Indigo Prophecy which is available as a PS2 Classic. There's also Brut@l and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron to look forward to this time, in addition to some Bad...

Store Update: 9th August 2016 (Europe)

9th August 2016 (Europe)

No man's hai

We feel a bit sorry for everything else on the PlayStation Store this week, as nothing's going to get the same amount of attention as No Man's Sky. The likes of Brut@l and Fahrenheit do deserve a look, though – and Bears Can't Drift?! has us intrigued, too. PS4 Games: Brut@l 9th August Battleship 12th August Transformers: Fall of...

News: UK Sales Charts: Grand Theft Auto V Assumes the Throne

UK Sales Charts: Grand Theft Auto V Assumes the Throne

Franklin amazing

A sign of how slow the UK games industry is this summer: Grand Theft Auto V has reassumed its position at the top of the charts for the first time since March 2015. The game's been in the list for 150 weeks now, and this is its ninth number one. It was, however, a close-run contest between Rockstar's open world adventure and...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 129

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 129

The greatest show on Earth

The Olympics are now officially underway, which means it's time to learn about nations that you never knew existed and watch sports that would never get primetime coverage under normal circumstances. You either love it or you hate it, but there's no denying that there's something special about the globe getting together...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Toukiden 2 Slays Its Way Into Top 5 on PS4, Vita

Japanese Sales Charts: Toukiden 2 Slays Its Way Into Top 5 on PS4, Vita

Demon hunting sequel has a decent start

Would you believe it - we've actually got something worth writing about when it comes to the latest Japanese sales charts. Toukiden 2 entered the software charts in fourth and fifth place on Vita and PlayStation 4 respectively, but neither version sold especially well, racking up around 100,000 units between...

Store Update: 2nd August 2016 (North America)

2nd August 2016 (North America)

Serving up some smash hits

It's free PlayStation Plus week, which means everyone's getting Tricky Towers, regardless of whether you want it or not. Other highlights this time include Abzu and Overcooked, as well as Ape Escape 2 and the first episode in Telltale's new Batman series. PS4 Games: ABZÚ $19.99 APE ESCAPE 2 (PS2) $9.99 CANNON...

Store Update: 2nd August 2016 (Europe)

2nd August 2016 (Europe)

Water lot of great content

Too many games, too little time: the PlayStation 4 is awash with exciting additions this week, with Batman and Abzu being the highlights. We must spare a moment for multiplayer favourites Tricky Towers and Overcooked, too – the former of which is free with PlayStation Plus. PS4 Games: Dead Island Retro Revenge 1st...

News: DOOM, Fallout 4 Lead Big Bethesda PSN Sale in North America

DOOM, Fallout 4 Lead Big Bethesda PSN Sale in North America

Fallout 4's season pass is going cheaper, too

There's a sale on Bethesda titles and downloadable content happening right now on the North American PlayStation Store, covering the company's catalogue on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Obvious standouts include discounts on current-gen games like DOOM, Fallout 4, Wolfenstein: The New Order,...

News: UK Sales Charts: Uncharted 4 Sales Increase 94 Per Cent

UK Sales Charts: Uncharted 4 Sales Increase 94 Per Cent

Up and at 'em

With the school holidays underway, Sony's pumped a ton more cash into Uncharted 4: A Thief's End here in the UK, widely advertising a special price promotion. The game dropped to £34.99 temporarily – though you could get it even cheaper at some stores – and that prompted a 94 per cent surge in sales. It still wasn't enough to...

Push Rewind: August's PS Plus Games, PS4 Firmware Update, Great Indie Titles

August's PS Plus Games, PS4 Firmware Update, Great Indie Titles

Highs and lows

This week was dominated by two big announcements from Sony: the PlayStation Plus lineup for August and PlayStation 4 firmware update v4.00. While we're still waiting for full details on the latter, the former has caused a bit of a commotion. In brighter news, there's been no shortage of great games lately, as both Headlander and...

Talking Point: Should Sony Ditch PS3, Vita Support for PlayStation Plus?

Should Sony Ditch PS3, Vita Support for PlayStation Plus?

Moving on

Like it or not, the PlayStation 3 and Vita are nearing the end of their lives. That's not to say that either system is irrelevant – this author's been playing the addictive Steamworld Heist on the latter lately – but they're not in their heyday anymore. Sony knows this: it's ceased talking about the PS3 almost entirely, and while it...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 128

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 128

And relax

The one problem with WAYP is that it comes around too quickly. Your humble host took a glance at the calendar this morning and realised that it's already almost August – we'll be going Christmas shopping in the blink of an eye. Anyway, you know the drill – here's what we're playing this weekend. Sammy Barker, Editor: I've signed up...

News: People Really Aren't Happy with August's PlayStation Plus Games

People Really Aren't Happy with August's PlayStation Plus Games

Remember to turn caps lock on

PlayStation Plus announcement day is always good for a laugh, but we doubt that anyone who has to handle Sony's social media accounts is smiling right now. Following today's Plus reveal - you can see the full list of August's games through here - PlayStation fans have grabbed their pitchforks and taken a good old stab...