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News: Do You Want to Play PS4 with Sony Boss Shuhei Yoshida?

Do You Want to Play PS4 with Sony Boss Shuhei Yoshida?

Well, now's your chance

Do you want to get bossed in a random PlayStation 4 game by Sony Worldwide Studios executive Shuhei Yoshida at E3? Well, now's your chance, as the latest addition to the platform holder's PlayStation Heroes initiative is the Super Time Force Ultra star and his sidekick, Adam Boyes. To be in with a shot, all you'll need to do...

News: Sony's Taking the PS4 on Tour Again This Year

Sony's Taking the PS4 on Tour Again This Year

On the road to greatness

Sony's proved over the past 18 months or so that the PlayStation 4's no slouch, but sometimes to pick up new customers, you have to put the console in their hands. It's no surprise, then, that the Road to Greatness tour will be returning this year, as the Japanese giant parks up its custom truck at various music festivals...

News: Sucker Punch Wants Its Next PS4 Exclusive to Drop Jaws

Sucker Punch Wants Its Next PS4 Exclusive to Drop Jaws

"We're not satisfied," says studio

Considering that it was an early title and open world, inFAMOUS: Second Son really proved what the PlayStation 4 is capable of. Sure, it may have been a little lacking in the replay value department, but it was a very enjoyable title – and rightly deserved its Gold Trophy award in our Game of the Year rundown...

News: Not Everyone Thinks Sony's Resting on Its Laurels with PS4

Not Everyone Thinks Sony's Resting on Its Laurels with PS4

"Sony is working non-stop"

We suppose that it was inevitable: the PlayStation 4 is the undisputed market leader right now, so of course cynics are heralding the return of the evil Sony of old. To be fair, the organisation's not perfect – Shovel Knight couldn't even release on time, for starters. But, as far as we're concerned, there's absolutely...

Rumour: People Are Saying That Sony Will Promote Call of Duty: Black Ops III

People Are Saying That Sony Will Promote Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Back in black?

Welcome to the latest generation of games consoles – where co-marketing deals have taken the place of the third-party exclusives that don't exist anymore. When you stop and think about it, it's pretty moronic that platform holders are fighting over the rights to advertise games, but this is big business at the moment – just look...

Feature: What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Trash Panic?

What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Trash Panic?

To bin or not to bin

Trash Panic is rubbish in the best possible way. A concept tossed out by Japan Studio when the PlayStation 3 was about as popular as a bin man in a hoarder's back room, the barmy release sees you playing Tetris with debris. It sounds simple enough, but it's harder than controlling your gag reflexes while washing in a bath...

News: Sorry Europe, You're Not Getting Shovel Knight Today

Sorry Europe, You're Not Getting Shovel Knight Today

SCEE strikes back

Costume Quest 2 is finally out in Europe six months after the holiday that it was produced to promote, so what are you whinging about? Oh, that's right: Shovel Knight, which everyone expected to be part of today's European PlayStation Store update, is actually not due out in the Old World until, er, tomorrow. Maybe. Why? We're...

News: Sony Really Wants You to Pre-Order PS4 Games on the PlayStation Store

Sony Really Wants You to Pre-Order PS4 Games on the PlayStation Store

The direct route

There's still no real reason to buy retail games digitally. Yes, this author will freely admit that he likes having DriveClub on his hard drive, ready to play whenever he gets the fancy – but we'd never pay over the odds for a digital download purely for convenience, and we know that the majority of you feel exactly the same...

News: You Need This Journey Record in Your Life

You Need This Journey Record in Your Life

No, not that Journey

You're not a true hipster until you have a sizeable vinyl collection – preferably spanning indie hits such as thatgamecompany's outstanding Journey. It's a good thing for your coffee shop street cred, then, that iam8bit has teamed up with Sony to create this stunning double LP set for Austin Wintory's soaring score. The...

News: Evolution Studios Rolls Out DriveClub's Latest PS4 Patch

Evolution Studios Rolls Out DriveClub's Latest PS4 Patch

Scream if you wanna go faster

As promised yesterday, DriveClub's latest PlayStation 4 patch has rolled out. The meaty update weighs in at just short of 3GB – and that's if you're up to date – so it's going to take a little while to pull if you don't have the best connection. Fortunately, you can always whack your system in Rest Mode, and it'll...

News: PS4 Firmware Update 2.51 Is Live and Kicking

PS4 Firmware Update 2.51 Is Live and Kicking

Mandatory download up now

Sony's finally got around to releasing that PlayStation 4 firmware update that leaked the other week. The patch – dubbed v2.51 – is mandatory, and is available now. It weighs in at 245MB, and promises both enhanced "system stability" and improved "operation quality". We'll have a poke around shortly and let you know...

News: Sony's Finally Doing Some Maintenance on PS4's Messaging Utility

Sony's Finally Doing Some Maintenance on PS4's Messaging Utility

Snail mail

Messages on the PlayStation 4 have gotten faster of late, but they're still not as immediate as they should be. Fortunately, platform holder Sony has announced some cross-platform maintenance on the PlayStation Network's communications module, which will run – in the UK at least – from 05:00AM BST until 08:00AM BST on Wednesday,...

News: DriveClub's Getting a Free Tour as Part of a New PS4 Update

DriveClub's Getting a Free Tour as Part of a New PS4 Update

Tons of other content, too

Evolution Studios may have been close to being shuttered, but that's not stopped the Runcorn-based developer from continuing to support DriveClub with a stupid amount of content. The racer's latest update – dubbed v1.14 for those keeping count – will add in a brand new event named the Startline Tour, which will be...