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Store Update: 26th August 2014 (North America)

26th August 2014 (North America)

Heavy hitters

It’s an absolutely gigantic week on the North American PlayStation Store this time, especially for the PlayStation 4. Highlights undoubtedly include retail releases Madden NFL 15 and Metro Redux, but Sucker Punch’s superhero spin-off inFAMOUS: First Light deserves a mention as well. Other new arrivals include sidescrolling...

Review: CounterSpy (PlayStation 4)

CounterSpy (PlayStation 4)

From Russia with regret

CounterSpy is a strange beast. Developed by fledgling studio Dynamighty, it's an ambitious game that strives to bridge the gap between 2D and 3D stealth, while also attempting to juggle randomly generated levels. And while it plays host to some truly unique mechanics, and consistently brilliant presentation, it's...

News: No Personal Information Has Been Accessed in PlayStation Network Outage

No Personal Information Has Been Accessed in PlayStation Network Outage

Hack job

Well, this is all starting to seem eerily familiar now, isn’t it? There were signs earlier today that the PlayStation Network was coming back online as planned – we even logged in for a few fleeting moments – but the service hasn’t returned quite as quickly as we anticipated. In fact, it’s been out for nearing 12 hours now,...

News: Is PSN Offline? Yes, and the Scheduled Maintenance Doesn't Start Until Tomorrow

Is PSN Offline? Yes, and the Scheduled Maintenance Doesn't Start Until Tomorrow

All services currently down

We know that Sony’s planning to run some Bank Holiday tests on the PlayStation Network, but the manufacturer’s servers appear to have come crashing down a day early. While status reports from the Japanese giant claim that its online platform is currently up and running, we can’t log in using any of our consoles in...

News: A Bank Holiday's Coming, So Sony's Pulling the PSN Offline

A Bank Holiday's Coming, So Sony's Pulling the PSN Offline

Maintaining scheduled maintenance tradition

As has become a frighteningly frequent occurrence of late, Sony’s decided to run some mandatory maintenance on the PlayStation Network – during a Bank Holiday weekend. Those of you living in the UK will probably be looking forward to a full three days away from work right now, but you may not be able...

News: The Walking Dead: Season Two Stumbles to a Conclusion Next Week

The Walking Dead: Season Two Stumbles to a Conclusion Next Week

Still keeping that hair short

Regular readers will know that this editor has spent the past few months desperately trying to catch up on Telltale’s episodic adaptation of The Walking Dead. Well, your humble host recently finished Season Two, Episode Four, which means that he’s ready for the finale. And best of all, the misery will unfold from...

Feature: 21 of the Most Awful PlayStation Network Avatars

21 of the Most Awful PlayStation Network Avatars

Fashion disaster

Buzzfeed is so ridiculous that it’s already broken the fourth wall and started parodying itself, but there’s definitely a degree of entertainment to be derived from human stupidity. While we’re not diving down that rabbit hole, we thought that it was time to pad out the post-Gamescom

Store Update: 20th August 2014 (Europe)

20th August 2014 (Europe)

Name's Spy, CounterSpy

It’s all espionage and beating bad guys over the head with clubs on the PlayStation 4 this week, with CounterSpy and Hotline Miami both deploying as cross-buy releases. Other new arrivals include vibrant platformer The Last Tinker: City of Colours and weedy third-person shooter Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.

Store Update: 19th August 2014 (North America)

19th August 2014 (North America)

Reaper of souls

It’s a gigantic week in the PlayStation Nation, with more new arrivals than we possible have space to list in this increasingly unnecessary pre-amble paragraph. Highlights include cross-buy espionage adventure CounterSpy, hotly anticipated sequel Tales of Xillia 2, and expanded re-release Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition. Let's...

Review: Hohokum (PlayStation 4)

Hohokum (PlayStation 4)

Tripping the light fantastic

Whenever we played British developer Honeyslug’s latest game Hohokum at conventions and the like, our biggest issue was quite simply explaining the experience to others. What exactly is the vibrant title starring a multicoloured worm all about? Is it art? How do you play it? Heck, what do you even do? Having spent...

Store Update: 13th August 2014 (Europe)

13th August 2014 (Europe)

Beware the Unknown

While we are busy typing like a bunch of monkeys for Gamescom, you can already get your hands on one of the event's announcements. Ready to scare you silly is the PlayStation 4 demo of P.T., a horror title that Sony (and a certain Hideo Kojima) wants you to experience yourselves rather than ruin the surprise. You can also hit the...

Store Update: 12th August 2014 (North America)

12th August 2014 (North America)

Sit back, relax, and play

New titles are being announced thick and fast this week at Gamescom, but that doesn't mean that the games of the future should overshadow the games of now. We have a fantastic offering on the North American PlayStation Store this week, including the colourful Hohokum and Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition. Let's make an...

Store Update: 6th August 2014 (Europe)

6th August 2014 (Europe)

Don't go breaking my chart

It’s the sizeable roster of free PlayStation Plus titles that are likely to keep you occupied this week, with the European PlayStation Store update playing host to new Instant Game Collection arrivals Metrico and Road Not Taken. Elsewhere, highlights include The Swapper and Table Top Racing, as well as the standalone...

Review: Table Top Racing (PlayStation Vita)

Table Top Racing (PlayStation Vita)

Micro machines

There’s something enjoyable about viewing the world through the lens of tiny eyes. Codemasters’ legendary Mega Drive adaptation of Galoob’s popular Micro Machines toys cottoned onto this, allowing you to race around workbench surfaces and cereal encrusted breakfast bars. Table Top Racing, a PlayStation Vita port of Playrise...