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News: PlayStation Plus October Includes Resident Evil and Transformers on PS4

PlayStation Plus October Includes Resident Evil and Transformers on PS4

That's more like it

October looks to be a really solid month for PlayStation Plus. Sony has revealed that subscribers will be getting Resident Evil and Transformers: Devastation on PlayStation 4 - that's two great games right off the bat for the current-gen console. Elsewhere, the Vita selection includes interesting indie Actual Sunlight and...

News: UK PS4 Prices Plunge Lower Than £150 with FIFA 17

UK PS4 Prices Plunge Lower Than £150 with FIFA 17

Insane savings as stores clear stock

With the PlayStation 4 Slim now on store shelves, there's a bit of a price war going on in the UK as retailers attempt to clear out stock of the old model. At the time of typing, ShopTo will sell you a 500GB CUH-1200 unit alongside FIFA 17 for… £139.85! Smyths Toys is doing a similar thing in-store from...

News: Horror Here They Lie Departs in Time for PlayStation VR Launch

Horror Here They Lie Departs in Time for PlayStation VR Launch

All aboard

Here's your spooky PlayStation VR horror title: Here They Lie has been confirmed for a 13th October release – and you may want to reinforce your underwear before strapping yourself into this madworld because it looks completely f**ked. The game – by the brilliantly named Tangentlemen – has been incubated by Sony Santa Monica, and...

News: Microsoft Didn't Expect Sony to Ditch 4K Blu-ray Either

Microsoft Didn't Expect Sony to Ditch 4K Blu-ray Either

What the 4K?

We probably all expected the PlayStation 4 Pro to have a 4K Blu-ray player – Sony's one of the founders of the physical media format, after all. But the supercharged system doesn't, with the Japanese giant favouring streaming ahead of the disc-based playback option. And it turns out even its main competitor Microsoft expected the...

News: Former Sony Exec Jack Tretton Details What Went Wrong with the PS3's Launch

Former Sony Exec Jack Tretton Details What Went Wrong with the PS3's Launch

"The most difficult launch you could imagine"

Briefly thinking back to past Sony press conferences, it's hard not to miss Jack Tretton and his cheeky little smile. The former president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, Tretton left the company in 2014, but that hasn't stopped him from talking about the PlayStation 3 and its troubled...

News: PlayStation Experience 2016 Heads to Anaheim in December

PlayStation Experience 2016 Heads to Anaheim in December

Is your body ready?

PlayStation Experience 2016 is happening after all. There had been some speculation that Sony may cancel its annual fan gathering, but an official website has been updated revealing that the show will be hosted at the Anaheim Convention Centre on 3rd and 4th December. This means there'll be one last press conference for you to...

Feature: PlayStation VR Has the Power to Elicit Real-World Reactions

PlayStation VR Has the Power to Elicit Real-World Reactions

Don't look down

There are two things that make virtual reality extra impressive: scale and physical reactions. As we've said so many times, you really need to wear the headset to understand just how affecting these assets are, but we also appreciate that it's not easy for everyone to get eyes-on time with the device. As such, we've already tried...

Mission Blog: Chapter 6 - Boldly Going

Chapter 6 - Boldly Going

The final frontier

The black hole was alarmingly close. It was an arresting if slightly terrifying sight, with an attractive blue aura surrounding a harshly defined circle of darkness. Though No Man's Sky's black holes offer some of the most striking (and perilously inviting) views in the game, my curiosity got the better of me just before I flew...

First Impressions: PS4 Pro Represents a Sizeable Step Forward

PS4 Pro Represents a Sizeable Step Forward

A new Horizon

Looking at Guerrilla's eye-wateringly pretty dinosaur destroying role-playing game Horizon: Zero Dawn on the PlayStation 4 Pro initially reveals the game that you have in your imagination; it's only when the upgraded version is observed back-to-back with its standard PS4 release that the stark contrast comes into alarming focus...

Podcast: Episode 14 - The PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro

Episode 14 - The PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro

And is the Iron Price right?

A fictitious prize to whoever cites both references in that sub header! Anyway, we've got another bumper episode for you this week that comes to you with improved microphone quality on my end, for once. Huzzah! This episode, we catch up on all the latest new from the PlayStation Meeting and Tokyo Game Show. Plus, we...

Talking Point: What October PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

What October PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

Free the freebies

The price has gone up in North America, but few could be disappointed with September 2016's selection of free PlayStation Plus games. Between the excellent Journey and the agreeable Lords of the Fallen, the PlayStation 4 alone played host to two really worthwhile downloads last time out. But now it's time to starting thinking...

News: Buckle Up with DriveClub VR on 13th October

Buckle Up with DriveClub VR on 13th October

How fast do you wanna go?

It's been described by some major publications as the best virtual reality racing game period, and now DriveClub VR has been confirmed for a 13th October launch. This means that you'll be playing the racer -- which includes new tracks, a brand new campaign, and fresh modes tailored for VR -- on PlayStation VR's launch...

Reminder: PlayStation Plus Prices Increase in North America Tomorrow

PlayStation Plus Prices Increase in North America Tomorrow

You've been warned

A friendly reminder for all of you with active PlayStation Plus subscriptions: the price of the service will increase in the United States and Canada starting tomorrow. You won't be charged any extra money until your membership lapses, but we figured that it was worth positing a subtle reminder should you be due to be charged...

Soapbox: Uncharted 4's Higher Difficulties Kill the Joy of Combat

Uncharted 4's Higher Difficulties Kill the Joy of Combat

Joey Thurmond's sick of sitting behind cover

I'm on chapter 20 of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, having just escaped explosive deathtraps with a good companion by my side. We're ready to take on the bad guys that have taken another friend hostage, and I happen to see him attempting to escape from my vantage point. I'm overlooking a vast cove run dry...

Video: Fly Away with Gravity Rush 2's Free PS4 Demo

Fly Away with Gravity Rush 2's Free PS4 Demo

Kat-ch it while you can

This is a most pleasant surprise: there's a free Gravity Rush 2 demo available on the Japanese PlayStation Store. One catch: you'll need a PlayStation Plus account to nab it. Thankfully, we're going to show you how you can claim a 24 hour trial on your Japanese account, meaning that you can download this and give it a spin...

Hardware Review: PS4 Slim - Size Matters

PS4 Slim - Size Matters

Does Sony's diminutive device deliver?

It's amazing how much can happen in the space of a month. If you'd have asked us four weeks ago whether there'd even be a PlayStation 4 Slim, we'd have told you categorically no; days later and we've put Sony's shrunken system through its paces and are bracing ourselves to pen you a full review. There are...

News: Pre-Order Prices of PS4 Blockbusters Plunge on Amazon UK

Pre-Order Prices of PS4 Blockbusters Plunge on Amazon UK

Battlefield 1! Mafia III! Watch Dogs 2!

While we're not the biggest advocates of pre-ordering games, we are supporters of saving money. And thus it's probably worth pointing out that a wave of the PlayStation 4's biggest holiday games have been reduced on Amazon.co.uk in the run-up to the busy release season. Thus, if you're planning to pick up...

News: PS4 Pro Requires Very Little Investment from Developers

PS4 Pro Requires Very Little Investment from Developers

One or two people working on Sony titles

CD Projekt Red's decision not to update The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the PlayStation 4 Pro has prompted some people to ponder just how many resources developers need to commit to the new machine. According to Digital Foundry, the answer is very few, as it's reporting that just one person from Sony Bend is...

Guide: How to Transfer PS4 Data to a New Console

How to Transfer PS4 Data to a New Console

Preparing for the Pro

Typically, it's around this point in the generation where a new console becomes a consideration. Your launch PlayStation 4 is probably starting to show the signs of three years solid use, and with the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro providing extra incentive, there's a chance that you may be considering replacing it at some point. But...