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    Review Knack

    Old-school platformer, new-school technology

    Republished on Wednesday 31st January 2018: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of February's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Way back in February of this year, millions of viewers around the world witnessed the reveal of...

  • News Sony's Launching Two New PS4 Controller Colours in Europe Next Month

    Cool customers

    Sony has announced that it'll be launching two new DualShock 4 controller colours here in Europe next month. From the 7th March, you'll be able to get your hands on the Midnight Blue DualShock 4, and the Steel Black DualShock 4. The latter's actually been around for a while, but this will obviously be the updated version of the...

  • News Persona 5 is Less Than Half Price on EU PS Store This Week

    Call of Duty: WWII discounted too

    Atlus' universally acclaimed RPG, Persona 5, is the European PlayStation Store's latest Deal of the Week. If you've yet to play our 2017 Game of the Year, the standard version has been reduced to £24.99 - a saving of 54%. Additionally, Call of Duty: WWII is on offer to coincide with the release of its new DLC,...

  • News European PS Plus Deal Offers Far Cry 4 Free With 12 Month Subscription

    Free Kyrat

    We should have official word on February's PlayStation Plus games tomorrow, but as of right now, you can pick up Ubisoft's Far Cry 4 for free - that is, if you purchase a year's subscription to Sony's service. There are a couple of important things to note before you get too excited; this appears to only be available in Europe, and it...

  • News PSN Down Again as Sony Acknowledges Widespread Issues

    Yikes

    The PlayStation Network isn't having the best of weekends, is it? Connection errors began on Friday, but Sony sorted things out quite quickly. Unfortunately, the network is now struggling again -- and has been for most of the day. Users are reporting sign in issues and interrupted online functionality. Sony has acknowledged the problems via...

  • Talking Point What Free February 2018 PS Plus Games Do You Want?

    When will Feb 2018's PlayStation Plus lineup be revealed?

    What’s the February 2018 PlayStation Plus lineup, then? It’s the question on everyone’s lips as we sprint towards the end of another month. And when will the latest PS Plus update even be announced? It’s a good question, as January happens to be one of those awkward months where it...

  • News Did Sony Just Patent a Next-Gen PSVR Controller?

    A sign of the future

    PlayStation VR is an amazing piece of technology, but as time goes on, the PlayStation Move is starting to reveal itself as something of a weak link. Sony was right to recycle the PlayStation 3 motion wand and it’s more than adequate for the job, but compared to the superior Oculus Touch controllers it’s not quite up to...

  • News Want to Play Days Gone? Sony Bend Searching for User Testers

    Freakin' freakers

    Days Gone is on track for a 2018 release, but developer Sony Bend wants your feedback first. The Oregon-based outfit is appealing to local fans to come and try out the PlayStation 4 exclusive. Presumably, those accepted into the sessions will have to sign an NDA, but this could be your chance to go hands on with the title before...

  • News Detroit: Become Human Doubles Down on Spring Release Date

    Paranoid android

    As one PlayStation 4 exclusive release date saga comes to a conclusion, so begins another: Quantic Dream has doubled down on Detroit: Become Human’s spring launch window. The French developer’s been saying that the androids-against-ordinary-folk adventure will launch in the spring for some time, but it reconfirmed the target in...

  • News God of War Artist Rubbishes Downgrade Claims

    The Internet's being stupid again

    God of War is comfortably shaping up to be one of the visual treats of 2018, but that hasn’t stopped some forum frequenters to claim that the graphics have been downgraded. The criticism stems from a scene in the latest trailer, which is identical to the area shown at E3 2016. In the trailer, the location is...

  • News Death Stranding Is Mind Blowing, Says Star Norman Reedus

    Exclusive is ahead of its time

    Looks like legendary director Hideo Kojima is about to rip up the rule book yet again, as Norman Reedus has been eulogising Death Stranding on a recent B&H Photography podcast. As reported by Metal Gear Informer, the actor described the PlayStation 4 exclusive as “mind blowing”, and hinted that t

  • News Leaked PS Plus Lineup Looks Too Good to Be True

    And is obviously a fake

    Whenever you see a “leaked” PlayStation Plus lineup that looks too good to be true, we recommend approaching with caution. Take this image that’s been showing up in our Twitter timeline a lot these past few days: it seems to suggest that Far Cry 4 and Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin will be the headline...

  • News Free Gran Turismo Sport Update Adds Cars, Tracks, and Bonus Campaigns

    Monza hunter

    Well, if Gran Turismo Sport continues like this, those criticisms levelled at the lack of content under the simulation racer’s hood are going to look very silly indeed, aren’t they? Polyphony Digital has detailed the next big update for the popular PlayStation 4 exclusive, and it spans more than just cars, as starting 26th January...

  • News Shadow of the Colossus Vinyl Soundtrack Revealed

    Plus, an interview with the composer

    Team ICO's Shadow of the Colossus has one of PlayStation's greatest soundtracks. The music is as much a part of the experience as anything else; the soaring, heroic music that plays as you grip a colossus' fur for dear life just makes the game that much more memorable. It was only a matter of time before...

  • News New US PS Store Sale Focuses on PlayStation Essentials

    What'll ya have?

    Following on from the last flash sale, Sony has brought another set of savings to the US PlayStation Store. Calling it the PlayStation Essentials sale, there are a lot of games big and small in the offer across PS4, PS3 and Vita. You're treated to savings of up to 50% (or 60%, if you're a PS Plus member). Some PS4 highlights...

  • News PSN Engineers Working to Resolve Hiccups

    Some functionality on PS4 affected

    Looks like the impending release of Monster Hunter: World and the opening of God of War pre-orders has temporarily pulled the PlayStation Network to its knees, as outages are being reported in some territories. Sony, to its credit, has already issued an update stating that engineers are on the case and working to...

  • News God of War PS4 Release Date Finally Confirmed, New Trailer Released

    Sony spills the beans

    We feel like we've been reporting for far too long on supposed release dates for the new God of War, but we at last have confirmation from Sony itself. Santa Monica's Norse-flavoured action adventure will release on 20th April 2018. It seems that cheeky Amazon page outed the real date after all. Writing on the

  • Talking Point Could Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass Model Work on PS4?

    Disruptive business strategy could change games forever

    At a time where Bethesda is putting out commercials to celebrate single player games, a new business model from Microsoft threatens to disrupt the industry as we know it today. The Redmond firm has announced an update to its Xbox Game Pass subscription service, which will see all of its...

  • News PS4 Hacked Enabling Wider PS2 Support, Homebrew

    Exploit only available on older firmware

    Homebrew has finally arrived on the PlayStation 4, but you’ll need a console still running 4.05 to take advantage of it. Sony patched this version of the system software all the way back in November 2016, so you’ll be passing up your connection to the PlayStation Network in order to run emulated NES games...

  • News The Inpatient's Controls Explained with DualShock 4 and PS Move

    Which control scheme works best?

    Like most PlayStation VR games, The Inpatient’s control scheme is a point of interest because it can be played with either the DualShock 4 or a pair of PlayStation Move wands. But what’s the best option? And how does it work? Things are fairly straightforward with the DualShock 4. You can move forward and...

  • News Amazon Lists God of War PS4 Collector's Edition for April

    When is this game actually releasing?

    It really feels like Sony should announce the release date for God of War sharpish, as rumours are sprouting out of all corners of the internet. Another retail listing, this time on Amazon.com, shows a Collector's Edition for $129.99, but there are currently no further details. With GameStop listing the massive...

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    Review The Inpatient

    Wendigo prophecy

    Until Dawn’s breakout success has spawned all sorts of spin-offs, none really capturing the essence of the original teen slasher. The Inpatient continues this trend with a straight-faced, narrative-based PlayStation VR experience set in the 1950s. You play as a patient sectioned in Blackwood Sanatorium during its final days of...

  • News Beams Golf Gear Swings into Everybody's Golf on PS4

    Join the club

    Beams Golf is a Japanese brand of golfing attire, and it's making its way to Everybody's Golf on PS4. In the tweet below, you'll be able to get a brief look at the sort of threads you'll be able to adorn your avatar with: These clothes appear to be prizes for winning a Beams Golf in-game tournament, which you'll be able to partake...

  • Hands On Shadow of the Colossus PS4 Looks Outrageous on PS4 Pro

    On par with PS4's best

    That Shadow of the Colossus, a game that originally released in 2005, can be mistaken for a current-gen game is testament to the outstanding work that Bluepoint’s done on this PlayStation 4 remake. This is a complete rebuild of Fumito Ueda’s seminal boss rush release, and while it maintains the ethereal feel of the...

  • News God of War Won't Have a Season Pass

    No slicing up of content

    We still don't know when you'll actually be able to play it, but at least we can tell you that you won't have to fork out any extra cash for a Season Pass whenever God of War launches. Responding to a fan on Twitter, lead designer Cory Barlog stated that Kratos' latest adventure won't be accompanied by a whole host of...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport to Secure Sizeable Update Next Week

    Supra hot

    Polyphony Digital’s iterating upon Gran Turismo Sport with frightening speed, and hot on the heels of December’s huge update, creator Kazunori Yamauchi is already teasing a new update. Set to release next week, the patch will include 10 new vehicles – including the oft-requested Toyota Supra if our eyes serve us correctly. Other...

  • News New PlayStation Figurines Look Like Sony Themed amiibo

    Me, too

    Before the Chibi-Robo avatars set fire to the comments section, it’s perhaps worth pointing out that the Totaku Collection – a new line of PlayStation-inspired figurines – is not manufactured by Sony, so perhaps save your obligatory “copy-cat” hot takes for another site. Nevertheless, this selection of plastic models does share...

  • News Manchester United's Jose Mourinho Spotted with PS4 Controller Prior to Burnley Clash

    Mour the players

    Sour-faced Portuguese football manager Jose Mourinho returned to Manchester United’s team hotel with a PlayStation 4 controller nestled under his arm earlier today, raising all sorts of unnecessary questions ahead of the club’s clash with Burnley this afternoon. Is he looking to let off steam in Bloodborne as the Alexis Sanchez...

  • News New Flash Sale Appears on US PlayStation Store

    Something for the weekend

    Once again, Sony has sprung a flash sale on the US PlayStation Store. You'll be able to buy this bevvy of bargains up until 22nd January at 8am PT. Games included in the sale are going for under $5 and include a wide range of titles across Sony's range of consoles. Highlights include Mirror's Edge Catalyst and the complete...

  • News EU PS Plus Subscribers Can Now Download Psycho-Pass PS4 Free

    Mandatory happiness

    Sony has added the PlayStation 4 version of visual novel Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness to January 2018’s lineup of free games in Europe, matching the North American storefront. While this title was billed as cross-buy across the pond, the platform holder appeared to disagree in the Old World, offering it for the PS Vita...

  • News God of War, Detroit Feature in Early 2018 PS4 Musical Montage

    Swingin' Playin'

    Sony’s released another one of its amazing PlayStation 4 musical montages in Japan, and this may be the best one yet. The theme this time revolves around a series of records, each representing a different release. The trailer appears to focus on Early 2018 titles, but interestingly includes God of War and Detroit: Become Humant...

  • News Sony's Third-Party Relations Chief Exits After a Year

    Revolving door

    The replacement for Adam Boyes in one of PlayStation’s most important positions has left the company after just a year, according to a Games Beat report. Ex-Harmonix chief Florian Hunziker was recruited in January 2017 as Head of Third-Party Developer Relations to fill the shoes of the aforementioned charismatic suit, but has...

  • News 'Games Under €20' Sale Begins on EU PlayStation Store

    Spend, spend, spend

    With the mammoth January sale finally over, Sony has seen fit to replace it with a new round of discounts, just in case you haven't bought enough games recently. There are, as usual, a huge number of titles on offer, all under €20 (or £16 for us Brits). Highlights include Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, The Last Guardian,...

  • News Will Twisted Metal Ever Come to the PS4?

    Creator David Jaffe weighs in

    Twisted Metal maker David Jaffe has weighed in on the state of the franchise, releasing a video as response to the “numerous” daily tweets he receives from fans asking about the future of the car combat series. In the ten minute clip, he makes clear that he doesn’t own the brand and so any decisions about its...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 5.05 Is Here to Improve System Performance

    Surprise

    The PlayStation 4 has just received firmware update 5.05 - and it's a simple system performance upgrade. Business as usual. The update appears to be mandatory, but at only a few hundred megabytes, it shouldn't take you long to download and install. This is not to be confused with the upcoming firmware update 5.50, which will be much more...

  • News Heavy Rain's Sales Reach a Ridiculous 5.3 Million Units

    When it rains it pours

    Back when it released in 2010, Heavy Rain was looked upon as one of the most experimental titles in Sony’s portfolio. While it built upon a lot of the groundwork laid in PlayStation 2 game Fahrenheit (or Indigo Prophecy, depending on where you’re from) its story-driven murder mystery was unlike anything available at the...

  • News Insane Monster Hunter: World PS4 Ad Is Somehow Even Better than the Last One

    Monster mash

    PlayStation Japan knows how to make adverts. Whenever the company gets its hands on the advertising rights for a big release, it almost always finds a way to make us crack up -- and this new Monster Hunter: World ad is no different. In fact, it's probably one of the funniest we've seen. Once again, Japanese actor Takayuki Yamada is...

  • News Fans Are Fighting to Bring Demon's Souls to PS4

    The Old One

    With a Dark Souls remaster due out later this year and Demon’s Souls’ servers about to be disabled, fans are getting together to demonstrate there’s demand for a remaster of the classic PlayStation 3 exclusive. We’ve seen similar campaigns for both

  • News God of War's Stone Mason Edition Appears on GameStop

    A godly amount of extras

    God of War is set to receive a special edition release, which should come as no surprise. Popping up recently on GameStop, the Stone Mason Edition comes with all the usual bits and pieces you'd expect, plus a few little oddities. Coming in at $149.99, the Stone Mason Edition contains a 9" statue of Kratos and Atreus fending...

  • News Sony's PhyreEngine Adds Support for Nintendo Switch

    Fanning the flames

    Sony’s game development toolset PhyreEngine appears to have added support for the Nintendo Switch, judging by documentation in the system’s recently released Dragon Quest Builders demo. It’s not a massive surprise, of course, as the software already supports the Xbox One, iOS, and Android – in addition to the family of...

  • News God of War PS4's Combat System Promises to Be Brutal and Brilliant

    Axcellent

    Game Informer's God of War coverage continues with a look at the title's almost completely revamped combat system. In the video that we've embedded above, the publication talks to lead gameplay designer Jason McDonald, who explains how Kratos has ended up with a magical axe as his main means of cleaving monsters in half. It's interesting...

  • News Jim Ryan Promoted to Deputy President of Sony Interactive Entertainment

    Congratulations

    Jim Ryan is one of a few Sony suits you'll recognise from previous press conferences. He's been with the company since 1994, and was made president of SIE Europe in 2011. He was also made head of global sales and marketing in 2016, and helped launch the PS4 Pro and PlayStation VR. His hard work seems to have paid off, as he's...

  • News Oh Boy, Shadow of the Colossus Has a Photo Mode on PS4

    And it looks fantastic

    Shadow of the Colossus looks bloody gorgeous on PlayStation 4, remade from the ground up. The system's share button was made for games like this, but as titles like Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and Assassin's Creed Origins have shown us, it's even better when you're able to completely pause the...

  • News Spider-Man Will Swing to PS4 in 2018, Stay Tuned for More

    Insomniac Games teases additional details

    Insomniac Games community director James Stevenson has casually taken to popular forum ResetEra to reiterate that Spider-Man will release in 2018 on the PlayStation 4. As with pretty much the entirety of Sony’s lineup right now, there’s no specific date been attached to the title, but we know that the...

  • News Sony's Smartphone Division Reveals No Heroes Allowed! DASH

    Not bad, man

    Sony’s versatile reverse dungeon crawling franchise No Heroes Allowed! is getting the smartphone treatment in Japan, as mobile publishing arm ForwardWorks has revealed latest instalment DASH for iOS and Android. This looks like a Puzzle Quest-esque title, where you need to shift blocks in order to summon monsters to off intrepid...

  • News Spider-Man PS4's Box Art Close to Final, Will 'Pop on Store Shelves'

    Insomniac can't wait to unveil it

    Spider-Man has the potential to be the best-selling PlayStation 4 exclusive of the generation, and it’s going to pick up a lot of sales based on its brand alone. It’s important, then, that Sony and Insomniac Games come up with some good box art to catch the attention of more casual consumers – and according to...

  • News Sony Doubles Down on 2018 Release Date for Days Gone

    End of days approach

    Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida casually mentioned back at PlayStation Experience last month that Days Gone is scheduled to release this year, but now the game’s popped up as part of an official ‘What to Look Forward to in 2018’ newsletter. The platform holder’s been sending out play time statistics to

  • Feature 5 PS4 Firmware Update Features We Want in 2018

    Final polish

    Sony didn’t update the PlayStation 4 much in 2017 – it didn’t really need to. We finally got external hard drive support, ticking off one of the system’s most oft-requested features since launch. And the manufacturer also completely overhauled the platform’s parental controls feature set. Beyond that, though, it’s becoming...

  • News PS4 Firmware 5.50 Incoming as Sony Opens Beta Test Sign-Ups

    The big 5.50

    The PlayStation 4's next big firmware update is in the works, Sony has revealed. The company's currently asking Japanese users to sign up for firmware 5.50 beta testing, meaning that it's only a matter of time before registration opens in North America and Europe, too. There are no details on what firmware 5.50 will include...

  • News PS4 Exclusive Days Gone to Have Huge Story Focus

    Hours of cinematics hinted

    Yet to be convinced by the biker gang storyline in oft-forgotten PlayStation 4 exclusive Days Gone? Looks like Sony Bend will be doubling down on narrative, as Chinese whispers suggest that it will have “hours” of cinematics. Of course, it’s an open world game so expect these to be interspersed between long stretches...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Sweeps Nominations at DICE Awards 2018

    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy close behind

    With our very own Game of the Year list enshrined in history, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the jury's in on the best games of last year. However, apparently a panel of industry professionals called the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced their...

  • Rumour God of War Release Date Leak Points to 22nd March Again

    Norse to know

    God of War antihero Kratos must have put a gagging order on the latest game’s release date, because Sony is remaining tight-lipped about the title’s launch. However, hot on the heels of a PlayStation Store leak which pointed to a 22nd March release, a Portuguese retailer has plumped up for the exact same date. Suspicious. Now...

  • Feature 4 Things We Want to See from PSVR in 2018

    Games! Non-Games! PSVR Aim Controller! More!

    PlayStation VR had a quietly successful 2017, evidenced by robust sales figures and an even stronger slate of software. In fact, given our concerns at the start of 2017, the past 12 months proved more positive for the peripheral than we could have possibly ever imagined – and on the evide

  • News Gravity Rush 2's Servers to Remain Online for a Further Six Months

    Purrfect

    When Sony announced its plan to shut down Gravity Rush 2's online services, fans weren't best pleased. In fact, they started the #DontForgetGravityRush campaign in protest. Fortunately, the publisher has pushed back the termination of the servers, giving players an extra six months to enjoy the game's social elements. The date has move

  • News Sony Boss John Kodera's Twitter Account May Have Been Fake

    Update: Shuhei Yoshida confirms

    A new Twitter account for incoming PlayStation president John Kodera appeared this week, retweeting corporate intel like PlayStation 4 sales figures and such. It was promptly followed by various Sony employees, lending legitimacy to the handle. However, as of this morning it’s been suspended, suggesting it may have...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Sweeps the PlayStation Blog Awards

    Queen

    Horizon: Zero Dawn would have been a comfortable Game of the Year winner in most other years, so we do feel a tinge of sadness for Guerrilla Games in that regard. Fortunately, the PlayStation Blog awards have practically presented Aloy’s adventure with a clean sweep – it probably would have scooped Best Sports Game if it was eligible in...

  • News There's Another Licensed PS4 'Pro' Controller Out Next Week

    Introducing the Onyx

    HORI's "Onyx" PlayStation 4 controller is out next week in the UK. The pad's part of a reasonably wide range of third party devices, but this one's more of a "pro" option. It's got all the functionality that you'd expect, and unlike some other licensed controllers, it doesn't have to be connected via USB to work. Can't say we're...

  • News Call of Duty, Star Wars Dominate PS Store Charts in December 2017

    Gang Beasts starts strong, too

    There are no surprises in the PlayStation Store charts for December 2017, apart from perhaps the success of the long-overdue Gang Beasts, which charted second on the PlayStation 4 in North America and sixth in Europe. Call of Duty: WWII and Star Wars Battlefront 2 dominated depending upon your continent, with FIFA...

  • Guide Best God of War Games Ranked

    War games

    In the pantheon of popular PlayStation intellectual properties, God of War occupies the throne room alongside other household names like Uncharted and Gran Turismo. But which is the best of Kratos’ bloody escapades to date? Ahead of the release of this year’s reimagining, we’ve returned to Ancient Greece in order to, er, order each...

  • News Sony Trademarks Potential New PS4 Title Named RaySpace

    Ray to go

    Canadian documentation for a trademark registration has revealed that Sony may be working on a title named RaySpace, although there are no additional details available at the time of writing. Filed on 28th December last year, the submission appears to allude to a new PlayStation 4 game. It sounds like it could be PlayStation VR related,...

  • News SIE CEO John Kodera Says not to Worry About First Party Games Going the Service Route

    Phew

    Back when Andy House left his role as President of Sony Interactive Entertainment, there were concerns that his replacement, John Kodera, was a little too keen on microtransactions. In a conference call a few months ago, it was discussed that PlayStation would look into the possibility of adding more in-game purchases to future titles, a...

  • News Future God of War Games Could Take on Egyptian, Mayan Mythologies

    By the Gods

    It seems as though the God of War series could potentially end up tackling whichever mythology Santa Monica Studio fancies. In a new video interview with Game Informer, Cory Barlog and Shannon Studstill (creative director and studio head, respectively) shed some more light on the latest entry, and hint at where the series might wander...

  • News Sony Wraps Up NA Holiday Sale with Fifth Week of Xmas Offers

    It's almost mid-January

    The sale that never ends has returned for one last week, as Sony puts a bow around its North American holiday promotion. To be honest, we’ve been back at work long enough to forget Christmas even ever happened. Anyway, the fifth week of offers is live now and includes discounts on titles like Burly Men at Sea for $6.99 and...

  • News PlayStation Fans Are Gaming's Biggest W*nkers

    #4TheForeplay

    Sony’s mantra with the PlayStation 4 is “the best place to play”, and true to its word, new Pornhub data shows that fans have been extra busy jiggling their joysticks in 2017. PlayStation systems accounted for a whopping 56 per cent of the popular site’s games console traffic last year, meaning you should probably think twice...

  • Feature 5 Ways the PlayStation Store Must Improve in 2018

    Shop till you drop

    The PlayStation Store is big business for Sony. While software continues to retain a retail presence, we’re teetering perilously on the edge of a dramatic swing towards digital – and the PlayStation 4’s premium plaza is poised to clean up. The Japanese giant already rakes in unfathomable sums of money through the online...

  • News Sony's Robot Dog Draws Crowds at CES 2018

    Give a dog a bone

    Sony brought Aibo, its luxury robot dog, along to CES 2018 so it could show off the pup's abilities to a Western audience. Aibo was previously available as a somewhat limited product in Japan, where it reportedly sold quite well, despite being priced at around the yen equivalent of $1,800. According to various websites who...

  • News Sony Announced a $30,000 4K Projector at CES 2018

    Cheap and cheerful

    If you scoff at high-end OLED televisions, then perhaps you may be tempted by Sony’s new $30,000 short-throw projector. The uber-expensive device outputs in 4K (of course) at a peak brightness of 2,500 lumens, and can display images of up to 120-inches. It was announced at CES 2018 overnight, alongside a slew of other products...

  • News Sony Wheels Out New Commercial for The Inpatient on PSVR

    Until Dawn prequel out this month

    PlayStation VR’s set to kick 2018 off with a bang, courtesy of SuperMassive Games’ delayed survival horror The Inpatient. Set within the Until Dawn universe, this prequel tells the tale of the Blackwood Sanatorium back when it was operational, and sees you assume the role of a patient with missing memories. We...

  • News PS4 Enjoys Best Ever Year, Sells Over 20 Million Units

    Success story

    While many – this author included – had expected the PlayStation 4 to peak in 2016, new numbers from Sony reveal that the console actually increased 15 per cent year-over-year. In fact, data shows that the system sold a whopping 20.2 million units globally in 2017 alone – up from its previous record of 17.5 million units the year...

  • News PS4 Sells Almost Six Million Units in Just Over a Month

    Install base now at 73.6 million units

    Sony’s sent out its customary pre-CES 2018 chest puffing press release, revealing that the PlayStation 4 sold almost six million units globally over the all-important holiday period. To be precise, the system sold 5.9 million units worldwide from the period spanning 20th November through 31st December...

  • Live Watch Sony's CES 2018 Press Conference Right Here

    TV! TV! DSLRs!

    Sony kicks off another year crammed full of press conferences with its annual CES 2018 keynote – although expect more televisions and cameras than PlayStation 4s. CEO Kaz Hirai will be sure to touch upon the company’s booming gaming business, but don’t expect any major announcements coming out of Los Angeles. Sony's CES 2018...

  • Guide What Time Is Sony's CES 2018 Press Conference?

    When to watch Sony's presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show

    When and where can you watch Sony’s CES 2018 press conference? It’s not a question many will be pondering this week, but we daresay a few of you will be eager to know when the Japanese giant’s presentation is scheduled to get underway. Fortunately, we’re here to help...

  • News Spider-Man PS4 Playthroughs Taking Multiple Days

    Thwip

    Insomniac Games has been enjoying Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4 as part of a studio-wide playtest session, which you can learn more about through here. And one thing we’ve gleaned from the playthroughs is that the game is pretty long: ex-Crystal Dynamics design director Brian Horton wrote on Twitter that each of his three runs thus far has...

  • News Watch Cory Barlog Answer Some Quick Questions About God of War on PS4

    Dad of war

    Are there quick time events? Is Atreus going to be annoying? How many times has God of War Creative Director Cory Barlog been called Cory Balrog? You'll find out the answers to all of these questions and many more in the above video, which comes courtesy of Game Informer. It's a fun little interview that, while definitely on the silly...

  • News Insomniac Staffers Are Swinging Through Spider-Man PS4's Campaign

    Our spider-sense is tingling

    Insomniac Games is enjoying a studio-wide playthrough of Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4 this week. An interesting playtest exercise, it seems like all employees have been relieved of their duties in order to try out the upcoming exclusive – potentially in its entirety. We assume everyone will be making notes, and...

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