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Store Update: 4th December 2013 (Europe)

4th December 2013 (Europe)

Go with the flOw

There’s no sign of the PlayStation Store slowing down in Europe, as this week’s content refresh serves up a veritable roast feast of goodies. Highlights include flOw and Blacklight: Retribution on the PlayStation 4, Gran Turismo 6 on the PlayStation 3, and Rainbow Moon on the Vita. What are you buying? PlayStation 4: flOw...

Store Update: 3rd December 2013 (North America)

3rd December 2013 (North America)

Animal magic

With the PlayStation 4 already available on store shelves and most of the big blockbusters sitting impatiently in your backlog, we’re very much re-entering the slow season ahead of Christmas right now. That means that game developers are spending more time eating Mince Pies than slaving over bugs – and you’re going to have to make...

Review: Sound Shapes (PlayStation 4)

Sound Shapes (PlayStation 4)

Bring the beat back

Sound Shapes wastes no time introducing you to its mechanics. As soon as you boot up the game, you’re greeted to a minimalistic environment, a turntable, and an adorable, sticky blob that you control. As you are prompted to jump to the next section of this tutorial stage, you see a coin-like object. Once you make contact with...

Guide: How to Change Your Profile Picture on the PS4

How to Change Your Profile Picture on the PS4

Say cheese

In addition to a standard PlayStation Network avatar, you can also display a real photograph of yourself to your chosen friends on the PlayStation 4. These images can be grabbed from your Facebook account. You’ll need to ensure that your profile is linked to your Facebook account before following these steps. 1. Go to the PS4 Settings...

Guide: How to Change Your Facebook Publish Settings on the PS4

How to Change Your Facebook Publish Settings on the PS4

Subduing spam

Once you’ve connected your Facebook account to the PlayStation 4, you can choose to share as much or as little information with your friends as you like. If you decide that you’d like to publish more or less posts, you can change this in the console’s settings. Here's how to do it. 1. Go to the PS4 Settings Screen Once you’ve...

Review: DC Universe Online (PlayStation 4)

DC Universe Online (PlayStation 4)

Spandex okay

Dressing up in tight rubberised clothing and heading out onto the city streets to clobber “criminals” is frowned upon in decent society, and, we suppose when you consider what the tabloids would have to say about it, that’s probably for the best. There’s no need to worry, though, PlayStation 4 owners (and secret spandex...

Guide: How to Link Your Facebook Account to the PS4

How to Link Your Facebook Account to the PS4

What's on your mind?

An important aspect of the PlayStation 4 experience comes courtesy of its connectivity to various social networks. As such, you’ll want to ensure that your console is correctly linked to your Facebook account in order to access a lot of this functionality. Fortunately, this is relatively easy to setup. 1. Go to the PS4...

Guide: How to Change Your Avatar on the PS4

How to Change Your Avatar on the PS4

Icon options

Your avatar is the first thing that other players will see on the PlayStation Network, so you’ll need to pick a good one if you want to be respected by the rest of the population on the PlayStation 4. Fortunately, it’s easy to pick a different icon – you just need to follow these simple steps. 1. Go to the PS4 Settings Screen...

Guide: How to Logout of PSN on the PS4

How to Logout of PSN on the PS4

Privacy, please

The PlayStation 4 is designed to be connected to the PlayStation Network at all times, but you may not always want to be signed into the service. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find the logout option on the next generation console. It’s a good thing, then, that we’ve already located it for you, huh? 1. Go to the PS4...

Review: Escape Plan (PlayStation 4)

Escape Plan (PlayStation 4)

The great escape

Lil and Laarg are in trouble. They’ve been imprisoned by the dastardly Bakuki who’s intent on recycling them as part of some evil plan. If they’re going to avoid being turned into black sludge then they’ll need help escaping from a prison packed to the brim with deadly traps all baying for their blood. Escape Plan...

News: Sony Removes Ability to Redeem Codes Due to Struggling PSN

Sony Removes Ability to Redeem Codes Due to Struggling PSN

Crack the code

Just as sure as the sun rises each morning – and a new Call of Duty game is released each year – the launch of the PlayStation 4 has sent Sony's servers into a bit of a tizzy. Due to the astronomical popularity of the shiny new machine, and therefore the unprecedented number of people attempting to take advantage of its impressive...

News: Sony: We Are Expecting Record Sales for the PS4 in Europe

Sony: We Are Expecting Record Sales for the PS4 in Europe

Player power

While those of you in North America merrily fill your faces with Thanksgiving turkey, the majority of Europe is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the PlayStation 4. The next generation console may be old news by now in the Land of the Free, but the platform is poised to deploy in the Old World imminently. And writing on the PlayStation...

Review: SoulCalibur II HD Online (PlayStation Network)

SoulCalibur II HD Online (PlayStation Network)

A tale of souls and swords, eternally re-bought

When the original SoulCalibur II appeared on the PlayStation 2, it was universally praised for its fantastic 3D fighting engine, its diverse cast of characters, and its plethora of modes. Even today, Namco's brawler is remembered fondly by many as the series' greatest achievement. SoulCalibur II HD...

Store Update: 26th November 2013 (North America)

26th November 2013 (North America)

Take it Ys-y

While the majority of North America expands its stomach in preparation for copious portions of Thanksgiving turkey, the PlayStation Store is not taking a break. Granted, this week’s update is a little light on new material, but there’s still PlayStation Vita exclusive Ys Memories of Celceta to sink your teeth into. What are you...

News: Sony to Reduce Digital PS4 Prices Prior to EU Launch

Sony to Reduce Digital PS4 Prices Prior to EU Launch

Pound stretcher

The dream of an all-digital future looked dead in the water over the weekend, when the launch of the PlayStation 4’s store in the UK revealed that you could be paying up to £62.99 ($102.63) for a single title. EA decreased the cost of its games by £3.00 ($4.89) yesterday, making its releases slightly more affordable but still...

Review: flower (PlayStation 4)

flower (PlayStation 4)

Instant grassification

Originally swept onto the PlayStation 3 in 2009, flower soared away with a slew of critical acclaim that would set the benchmark for developer thatgamecompany’s successor Journey three years later. At its release, the floral indie favourite pushed boundaries by exploring the idea of what interactive entertainment can be, and...

News: Basement Crawl Screenshots Shed Some Light on the PS4 Exclusive

Basement Crawl Screenshots Shed Some Light on the PS4 Exclusive

But we still have no idea what's going on

Basement Crawl is undoubtedly one of the darkest and most bizarre PlayStation 4 exclusives announced yet. And if you don't believe us, try sitting through the previously released teaser trailer without cringing. It makes for tough viewing, that's for sure. What's equally strange, is that all we've seen of...