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Feature: 15 Awesome PS4, Vita Indie Games That We Haven't Had Time to Tell You About Yet

15 Awesome PS4, Vita Indie Games That We Haven't Had Time to Tell You About Yet

Catch up

Not every indie game is amazing, but we very much appreciate the existence of the space. While this week has proven that blockbuster titles are not going anywhere – Grand Theft Auto V! Far Cry 4! LittleBigPlanet 3! Dragon Age: Inquisition! – we like to think of the smaller content as the palette cleansers that prepare you for your...

News: Killzone: Shadow Fall Fights for Free in Japan's December PlayStation Plus Update

Killzone: Shadow Fall Fights for Free in Japan's December PlayStation Plus Update

Vekta-ory

PlayStation Plus’ selection of "free" software has been underfire for a little while now, with subscribers dissatisfied with the roster of indie games making up each month’s PlayStation 4 lineup. However, the platform holder has already stressed that this will change starting in December, with superhero brawler Injustice: Gods Among...

News: Wait, There's a New PlayStation 3 Firmware Update?

Wait, There's a New PlayStation 3 Firmware Update?

Nod like Churchill Dog

Sony’s pledged its ongoing support to the ageing PlayStation 3 by releasing a new firmware update for the machine. The operating system overhaul – dubbed v4.66 – is available now, and improves software stability. Well, you weren’t expecting anything especially interesting, were you? It didn’t take us too long to...

News: Meet the Man Who Makes PlayStation's Amazing Press Kits

Meet the Man Who Makes PlayStation's Amazing Press Kits

Box art

Talking about press kits in a post-Doritosgate era is perhaps a little awkward, but the work of Tim Smith deserves to be appreciated. The Welsh graphic designer and illustrator is behind some of SCEE’s best pre-release packages, which are typically sent to journalists alongside review code prior to a particular PlayStation title’s...

Interview: LittleBigPlanet 3's Stellar Soundtrack Is Already Winning Awards

LittleBigPlanet 3's Stellar Soundtrack Is Already Winning Awards

Prize bubble

Sony’s last major release of the year, LittleBigPlanet 3, is a real gem, dragging Media Molecule’s do-it-yourself series into the future with a laundry list of tweaks and improvements. It’s already winning awards as well, as composer Winifred Phillips has received a Hollywood Music in Media Award for one of her contributions to...

News: Will PS4 Exclusive Bloodborne Feature Randomly Generated Dungeons?

Will PS4 Exclusive Bloodborne Feature Randomly Generated Dungeons?

Anything's possible

As promised last week, PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has recently received a slew of new screenshots. Obviously, if you're planning on tackling the game without taking in a single spoiler, we suggest that you stop reading right now. The images themselves include several juicy new details, including a gentlemanly invention...

News: Sony Looking into PaRappa the Rapper Release on PSN

Sony Looking into PaRappa the Rapper Release on PSN

You gotta believe

Vib Ribbon’s recent release on the PlayStation Network has proven that new SCEA boss Shawn Layden has his heart in the right place. While he may not yet have a commanding stage presence like his predecessor Jack Tretton, the suit certainly knows PlayStation through and through, having previously worked with the firm in both...

News: PlayStation Experience Attendees to Spend a Night Under No Man's Sky

PlayStation Experience Attendees to Spend a Night Under No Man's Sky

Pictor right moment

While there are some negative connotations surrounding the word indie at the moment, teensy British studio Hello Games seems to have largely escaped criticism with the amazing looking No Man’s Sky. In fact, given the enthusiasm surrounding the release right now, it's hard to believe that it's being built by a team of ten or...

News: PS4 Passes One Million Sales Milestone in Germany

PS4 Passes One Million Sales Milestone in Germany

Pole position

It may well have been severely supply constrained at launch, but the PlayStation 4 has already passed the one million sales milestone in Germany, leaving its competitors in the dust. According to SCEE, the number was crossed on 21st October, putting its next-gen platform in “pole position”. Given the region, we reckon that the...

News: PlayStation Experience Is Perfectly Timed for Developers to Have Something New to Show

PlayStation Experience Is Perfectly Timed for Developers to Have Something New to Show

Choo choo

We’re still not quite sure what to expect from Sony’s forthcoming PlayStation Experience fan event. While we initially warned you to temper your expectations for big announcements, all of the chatter leading up to the convention has suggested that you may want to keep your eyes and ears open for some sizeable reveals during the show...

News: What Does PS4 Racer DriveClub's v1.07 Patch Do?

What Does PS4 Racer DriveClub's v1.07 Patch Do?

Lots of things

Doesn’t time fly when your game’s broken? Evolution Studios is already onto patch v1.07 for its PlayStation 4 exclusive racer DriveClub, but this does more than tweak the title’s busted online connectivity. The first new feature included as part of this update is Photo Mode, which will allow you to take snaps of your...

Review: LittleBigPlanet 3 (PlayStation 4)

LittleBigPlanet 3 (PlayStation 4)

Dream weaver

Reviewing a LittleBigPlanet game at launch is a little like rating The Beatles’ entire catalogue based on everything up to Rubber Soul: the pieces are in place, but the real magic is yet to come. A community centric sequel such as this deserves time to properly mature, but expectations demand that we put pen to paper now. The question...

Weirdness: What if PS4 Launch Hero Knack Was a Character in Killzone?

What if PS4 Launch Hero Knack Was a Character in Killzone?

Stahl-wart

It’s been ten years since this fresh faced editor first read about PlayStation 2’s supposed ‘Halo killer’ Killzone in one of the many gaming magazines around at the time. The series hasn’t gone on to become quite the commercial juggernaut that many predicted, but it’s still carved out a sizeable fanbase for itself, with each...

News: Ever Wanted to Know Why You Can't Change Your PSN Name?

Ever Wanted to Know Why You Can't Change Your PSN Name?

Shawn Layden to the rescue

The inability of PlayStation Network users to change their online names is undoubtedly one of the most philosophically important dilemmas of the modern age. It feels like a strange and slightly archaic policy, whichever way you slice it. Thankfully, in a recent interview, SCEA president Shawn 'E3 Yawn' Layden explained...