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Preview: Pointing a Long Lens at Watch Dogs on PS4

Pointing a Long Lens at Watch Dogs on PS4

Hack attack

Watch Dogs is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated releases in the PlayStation 4’s line-up, so we were eager to point our viewfinder at a behind closed doors demo of the sandbox release earlier in the week. The title, being played on Sony’s next generation super machine, demonstrated several mechanics from the upcoming hack...

Preview: Thawing Lost Planet 3's Winter Wonderland

Thawing Lost Planet 3's Winter Wonderland

Peyton the ice

It’s a good thing that Lost Planet 3’s set to release at the tail end of the summer, because you won’t want to play the Spark Unlimited-developed prequel when it’s cold outside. The third-person shooter takes place a long time prior to the events of the first game, with the snowy setting of E.D.N. III still trapped in the...

Preview: On the Rob with Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

On the Rob with Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

Back to the Cooper

There’s more variety crammed into the opening chapter of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time than most games manage across an entire campaign. Within the first three hours of the PlayStation 3 sequel, you’ll have performed two heists, spent an afternoon fishing, and even completed a rhythm action mini-game in which an...

Preview: Committing the Combat of Remember Me to Memory

Committing the Combat of Remember Me to Memory

Pressen matters

Earlier this year, we were lucky enough to receive a behind the scenes presentation from DONTNOD Entertainment, where co-lead designer Philippe Moreau helped demonstrate the brawling and melee mechanics in Remember Me, its Capcom published third-person action-adventure. It was clear that Nilin, the acrobatic female protagonist, was...

Preview: God of War: Ascension Is Familiar but Fantastic

God of War: Ascension Is Familiar but Fantastic

Monster mash

Playing God of War: Ascension is a lot like riding a bike after a brief hiatus: for a few fleeting moments the gameplay feels foreign, but then everything clicks into place. Sony Santa Monica’s fourth outing in Greek mythology bashes you over the head with the many combos you’ve spent years perfecting, and then it invites you to...

Preview: Sitting Behind the Wheel of GRID 2

Sitting Behind the Wheel of GRID 2

Test drive

Ask any racing fan what their favourite gaming experience has been over the past five years, and there’s a good chance that Codemasters’ Race Driver: GRID will rank at the sharp end of their list. Since its release in 2008, GRID has developed something of a cult following, thanks in part to its strong racing heart and fine damage...

Preview: Hitting Some Winners with Sports Champions 2

Hitting Some Winners with Sports Champions 2

Down the line

The furore surrounding the introduction of new motion peripherals back in 2010 meant that the excellent Sports Champions got lost in the shuffle. Sony pushed the mini-game compilation as the first must-have title for the PlayStation Move, but post-release discussion almost always centred on the title’s technology rather than the...