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November2016

  • News November's Free PlayStation Plus Games Are Available Now

    Go to the rapture

    It's the busiest period of the year, but the PlayStation Plus games don't stop for anything. This month you're getting four freebies on the PlayStation 4: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, The Deadly Tower of Monsters, Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered, and Pumped BMX+. The latter two are also playable on the Vita, while...

  • News PS4 Rapidly Approaches 50 Million Unit Milestone

    Ain't got far to go

    It's looking increasingly likely that the PlayStation 4 will hit the 50 million unit milestone by the end of the year, as Sony has released its financial results for the quarter ending 30th September, revealing that it shipped a whopping 3.9 million units during the period, putting the platform's install base at 47.4 million...

  • News The Last of Us Remastered Readied for PS4 Pro Release

    It can't be for nothing

    The Last of Us Remastered has been patched for the PlayStation 4 Pro, meaning that it will now run in native 4K on Sony's new-gen system. The update – which weighs in at around 355.6MB – also includes support for HDR televisions, which will function on the standard PS4. This means that if you have a compatible screen,...

October2016

  • News DriveClub's Urban Tracks Update Bids Fans a Fond Farewell

    Road kill

    DriveClub VR's urban tracks have been patched into the base game for free – and Evolution Studios has included a message of farewell in the version history. The complimentary update – which augments 15 new circuits – says: "Thanks for your support. Thanks for your commitment. Farewell and enjoy the game!" The patch weighs in at a...

  • Deals Don't Say Boo to These PlayStation Hallowe'en Treats

    Push scare

    Hallowe'en is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate the season than with a bucket full of PlayStation-themed treats? We've got everything from fancy dress to games up for grabs here, so celebrate the spooky season and gift yourself some of these. We'll be updating this list, so do let us know if you happen upon any other...

  • Rumour Uncharted 4 Story DLC to Climb into PSX 2016

    'The biggest Naughty Dog's ever done'

    While it sounds like God of War will be skipping PSX 2016, there's a good chance that you'll be seeing more of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End – well, its single player expansion, to be precise. According to Let's Play Video Games – the same site that's been breaking Nintendo Switch news like there's no...

  • News God of War Will Conceal Its Rage from PSX 2016

    That's not Norse

    God of War will suck up its anger and bottle it up for another day, as director Cory Barlog has insinuated that the reboot will not be at PSX 2016 later this year. Many had hoped that we'd get a brand new glimpse of Kratos and his son at the convention in Anaheim, but it's looking like Sony Santa Monica will be keeping the release...

  • News PS4 Pro Consoles Are Starting to Be Shipped to Stores

    10th November nears

    This is very much happening: the PlayStation 4 Pro is starting to be shipped to stores – or its packaging is, at least. These images of the console's cardboard wrapper appeared on Reddit, and seem to be American due to the references to the ESRB ratings board. The slogan on the back states that "game worlds come alive" with...

  • News Sony's Platinum Headset Delayed into January

    Not even PS4's headphones can make the holidays

    It's a truth universally acknowledged that Sony doesn't like the holidays – after all, when's the last time it released a major game in October or November? Exactly. And now it looks like its hardware is set to share the same fate; while the PlayStation 4 Pro is still very much on track for 10th...

  • News Woah! PS4 Pro Goes 80s in Uber-Cheese Commercial

    The world's most powerful console

    Sony's slowly starting to ramp up the hype train for the PlayStation 4 Pro, starting with this uber-cheese 80s commercial. The clip, which is tangentially related to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's DayGlo-donning zombies mode, describes the device as "the most powerful console in the world" – which it is, of...

  • Talking Point How's Your PlayStation VR Hype Holding Out?

    Virtual revolution?

    It's been two weeks since PlayStation VR released, and the headset is pretty much sold out around the world. While platform holder Sony is busy ramping up production in order to meet demand, we figured that it would be fun to poll some of you early adopters on your experience with virtual reality now that the initial enthusiasm...

  • News Sony Restocks European Retailers with Big PS4 Bundles

    But they're not PS4 Pros

    Sony may be days away from deploying the PlayStation 4 Pro, but that hasn't stopped it from announcing a trio of new PS4 Slim bundles. The 1TB packs set to deploy this November will each include a copy of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, though you will get a couple of extra games on top depending on which you select. The...

  • News Game of the Year Knack Will Be Enhanced by PS4 Pro

    But what about Bloodborne?

    Knack may not be a bad game, but it's certainly become a laughing stock over the years. That's not stopping Sony from pouring even more effort into the outing, however, as Mark Cerny has quietly announced that the Japan Studio developed platformer will be upgraded to take advantage of the manufacturer's new PlayStation 4...

  • News Sony's Turning to Third-Parties for an Elite PS4 Controller

    Pro tip

    It's safe to say that demand for an Elite PlayStation 4 controller is mounting, but for whatever reason, Sony seems intent on leaving cash on the table. Despite this, it has appeared to recognise the requests, partnering with Razer and Nacon to release two licensed "pro" controllers in Europe later this year. First up is the Razer...

  • News Remember When Xbox Paid Donald Trump to Fire Fake PlayStation Employees?

    Seems he understands 'cyber' after all

    Haha, it's always fun to turn back time – especially where American presidential candidate Donald Trump is involved. Back in 2004, the console wars were arguably at their fiercest: Sony was lapping the competition with the PlayStation 2, but like a rowdy American neighbour, Team Xbox was working incredibly...

  • News November's Free PlayStation Plus Games include Everybody's Gone to the Rapture on PS4

    The Deadly Tower of Monsters! DiRT 3! Costume Quest 2!

    Critically acclaimed walking simulator Everybody's Gone to the Rapture will headline November's PlayStation Plus update, whisking members away to the idyllic Shropshire countryside. It'll be accompanied by stylish isometric shooter The Deadly Tower of Monsters on the PlayStation 4. Meanwhile,...

  • News We're Bored of Writing About the Uncharted Movie

    It's never coming out

    We understand that the movie business is basically a mess, but the revolving door surrounding the Uncharted film is getting on our nerves. Following the project's most recent exodus, Deadline reports that Sony Pictures has tapped Shawn Levy to take the reins. He most recently worked on Netflix's Stranger Things, and he also...

  • News PSN Down as Engineers Work to Resolve Issues

    Offline and out

    We thought that Sony was on top of these PlayStation Network outages, but a major DDoS attack seems to have unsettled the firm's good run of form. The service is down again this morning, with the platform holder reporting that engineers are on the case as we type. Offline time has been kept to a minimum of late, so there's a good...

  • News PS4 Pro Requires Very Little Investment from Developers

    Flip the switch

    Developers hoping to support the PlayStation 4 Pro but worried it will require lots of resources need not panic, as lead architect Mark Cerny has pulled out his calculator and crunched the numbers. Speaking with Gamasutra, the venerable veteran has concluded that studios need only invest 0.2 to 0.3 per cent of their budget into the...

  • News Weird and Sometimes Wonderful The Tomorrow Children Goes Free-to-Play on PS4

    Strange new world

    Oddly compelling sandbox title The Tomorrow Children is free-to-play starting today on PlayStation 4. In other words, you can hit up the PlayStation Store right now (in Europe at least) and get it downloading if you're interested. Previously, the game was only playable by purchasing the early access-esque package. Our very own...

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    Review The Playroom VR

    Bot's your lot

    The Playroom VR is a collection of asymmetrical multiplayer minigames that show off the PlayStation VR headset's capabilities in many different ways. It's free and comes with a total of five mini-games to enjoy with your pals: Cat and Mouse, Monster Escape, Wanted, Ghost House, and Robots Rescue. Let's break them all down...

  • News UK Retailer GAME Defends Paid PlayStation VR Demos

    "Intended to give our customers access to exciting tech"

    Update (25th October, 12:00PM BST): GAME has released a statement regarding its controversial paid PlayStation VR demo plan. The company told us: "Our pay-to-play PlayStation VR experience is a GAME-led initiative. The cost to use the in-store PS4 pod is entirely refundable for customers...

  • News PlayStation VR Has Sold Out on Amazon in UK and US

    Best Buy, Walmart, and Target also experiencing some shortages

    Whether you're a fan of PlayStation VR or not, you have to admit that Sony's venture into virtual reality is selling very well. On both the US and UK Amazon pages, the headset'

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.05 Improves the Quality of System Performance

    Stable again

    Today's unexpected PlayStation 4 firmware update may still be vague, but it's bringing "quality" to the system's performance – rather than the usual "stability". Weighing in at 312.1MB and mandatory if you want to play online, v4.05 is available now. It's unclear at the time of typing what improvements it actually brings, but...

  • Talking Point What Do You Want to Know About PS4 Pro?

    Pro talk

    We said earlier in the year when it was rumoured that Sony would launch both PlayStation VR and PlayStation 4 Pro this holiday that it would have its work cut out, and it's clear that the company's putting in overtime right now. Fresh from what appears to have been a very successful virtual reality release, the organisation now finds...

  • News We Got Up Close and Personal with the Nintendo PlayStation

    Alternate universe

    On display at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo this weekend was a real treasure: the Nintendo PlayStation. The disc-based edition of the Super Nintendo system was produced by Sony in collaboration with the House of Mario, but never saw the light of day after the two Japanese giants had a difference of opinion. A prototype unit...

  • News PS4 Exclusive The Last Guardian Finally Goes Gold

    End of an era, almost

    When you really take the time to stop and think about just how long we've been following the development of The Last Guardian, it's kind of mind boggling. The spiritual successor to Shadow of the Colossus, it was officially revealed all the way back in 2009 as a PlayStation 3 title - and now Sony studio head Shuhei Yoshida...

  • Talking Point What November 2016 PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    Take your pick

    We're not quite sure how it's happened, but apparently it's already approaching November. That means, the depressingly dark nights and cold weather are drawing ever-near here at Push Square Towers – but there's salvation in the form of the impending PlayStation Plus update. So, after the excellent October update which included...

  • News Another Friday, Another Case of PSN Being Down

    What, again?

    Eh? Is this a regular occurrence now or something? The PlayStation Network is once again having issues on a Friday, although they don't seem to be impacting everyone. We're online just fine here at Push Square, but we're seeing reports of service outages all over the web - and Sony has even acknowledged the problem on social media...

  • News Sony Confirms SATA 3 Hard Drive Support for PS4 Pro

    Nice to know

    There were whispers coming out of Japan that the PlayStation 4 Pro would support the SATA 3 hard drive configuration, but the company has now officially confirmed that to be the case. Speaking with GameSpot, it said that you will be able to swap out the 1TB HDD included with the console for another and that those upgrading to SSDs...

  • News PS4 Exclusive Days Gone Looks Insane on PS4 Pro

    Dead nice

    Days Gone, the new apocalyptic property from Sony Bend, is shaping up to be one of the poster childs for the upcoming PlayStation 4 Pro – and Eurogamer.net's managed to get its hands on a brand new batch of screenshots to support that. These images show the title running in its checkerboard 4K format, and frankly, it just looks...

  • News Elite PS4 Controller Isn't Something Sony Is Interested In

    Cerny shuts down the possibility

    Ever since Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One Elite controller - essentially a more expensive, customisable Xbox pad aimed at invested users - PlayStation gamers have been wondering whether Sony intends to produce something similar for the PlayStation 4. We've always thought that it'd at least be nice to have the...

  • Video What Does the Nintendo Switch Mean for PlayStation?

    Changing things up

    Is the Nintendo Switch going to go up against the PlayStation 4, or is it attempting to carve out a niche all for itself? Does this really spell the end for the Vita – and potentially Sony's time in the handheld space? And are there any similarities between the House of Mario's new machine and the PlayStation maker's past...

  • News PS4 Pro Has More Memory Than the Base Model

    Level up

    Sony has revealed that the PlayStation 4 Pro has an additional gigabyte of memory compared to the existing unit. This bonus is not directly for use in games, but to help the console with application switching; currently that process is handled by the existing 8GB GDDR5 RAM included with the PS4, but now it can be offloaded to the extra...

  • Reaction Nintendo Switch Knocks the Final Nail in PS Vita's Coffin

    Game over

    The PlayStation Vita was already on its last legs, but Nintendo just delivered a swift upper-cut to its bloodied jaw. The legendary manufacturer's new Switch hybrid – great name, but it's going to take some getting used to – feels like the final form of a concept that both it and Sony have been exploring for years; the latter has let...

  • News PlayStation Announces Partnership with Rockstar for Red Dead Redemption 2

    Yeehaw!

    Hot off the heels of the debut trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, PlayStation has announced a partnership with Rockstar that will make the trip to the Wild West even better for PlayStation 4 owners. The PlayStation Blog states: "We are pleased to announce that PS4 players get first access to earn select online content in the vast open...

  • News Sony Partners with ESL for PS4 Tournaments

    Got what it takes?

    Do you think that you're the MVP? Sony has partnered with the ESL to bring tournaments to the PlayStation 4, so it's time to prove your worth. Sign-ups have opened today in the Events hub on the new-gen console, with NBA 2K17 the first title to score support in North America, while FIFA 17, WRC 5, and Project CARS will also be...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn on PS4 Has Walking Towers

    Because of course it does

    No open world game is complete without towers for you to climb, and Horizon: Zero Dawn is no different. Guerrilla Games' gorgeous role-playing release will see you clambering up dino-bots in order to reach a vantage point, which will unlock points of interest on the map. Yeah. Look, at least these lookout points are...

  • News PlayStation VR Shifted Over 50,000 Units at Launch in Japan

    VReasonable

    PlayStation VR got off to a solid if unspectacular start in Japan, with the futuristic facemask shifting 51,644 units during its first week on sale. Reports coming out of the East suggest that the accessory is totally sold out, so this is likely the sum of what Sony shipped to its home region. PlayStation VR Worlds moved a...

  • News Halloween PlayStation Store Sale Is More Treat than Trick on PS4, PS3, Vita

    Bloodborne, Fallout 4, Until Dawn, and more

    Halloween's just around the corner, so it's no surprise that Sony's unveiled this year's spooky PlayStation Store sale. A ton of games across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita have all had their prices slashed. The seasonal sale will last until the 2nd November, so you've got a decent amount of time...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn PS4 Screens Reveal the Prettiest Game You'll Ever See

    'Allo Aloy

    Guerrilla Games have always been technical wizards, but Horizon: Zero Dawn sees the Dutch studio at its Godly best. Gematsu's happened upon a new batch of screenshots from the release, and they look like concept art brought to life. Surely this is one of the finest looking titles ever made? Are you eagerly anticipating Aloy's...

  • Guide How to Watch Virtual Reality Porn on PlayStation VR

    Adults only

    For those of you who don't spend the day surrounded by supermodels sucking on Calippos, you may be wondering if you can put your spangly new PlayStation VR headset to… Alternative use. While manufacturer Sony has understandably shied away from making its peripheral's compatibility with porn public, we can confirm that the unit is able...

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    Review Here They Lie

    And here they’ll stay

    When Sony set out to launch its own virtual reality headset, one of the most important things that it had to do is make sure that it had lots of games released alongside it. Through the years, the games industry has seen many a peripheral fail miserably due to a lack of support. To combat this, an impressively large launch...

  • News Uncharted PS4 Remasters Are Releasing Separately at Retail in Spain

    Fair enough

    Earlier this month, Sony revealed that it'd be releasing the Uncharted PlayStation 4 remasters separately on the PlayStation Store in November. As it turns out, though, the trilogy of enhanced PlayStation 3 titles are actually heading to retail - in Spain, anyway. Each game will sell for €19.95, and you'll be able to pick them up...

  • Guide How to Fix Blurry Images in PlayStation VR

    Out of focus

    PlayStation VR's resolution isn't flawless, so you're always going to get some degree of blurriness when wearing the headset. However, if you're struggling to read text or even see what's going on around you, then you may need to make some adjustments in order to get a clearer, focused experience. Here are some things that you can try...

  • Feature PlayStation VR's Non-Games Include Dark Fairy Tales and Dancing Pop Stars

    Allumette! Invasion! Kismet! VRideo!

    PlayStation VR is a gaming platform first and foremost, but virtual reality is capable of so much more. Imagine a future where you're able to sit in the dugout alongside Jose Mourinho, as Manchester United lift the Champions League for a third time. Or perhaps where you're able to ride shotgun in Earth's first...

  • Video The Playroom VR's Robots Rescue Deserves Its Own Game

    Miyamoto would be proud

    Stop what you're doing, Japan Studio! Yes, delay The Last Guardian. Knack 2? Are you really making that? Okay, well cancel it – Robots Rescue, the terrific platformer in The Playroom VR, needs to be transformed into its own game. No, there's no time to waste – an indie team has already borrowed the idea, and started...

  • Video Following the Girl on the Train in Here They Lie on PS4

    Off the rails

    One of the genres that's undoubtedly going to shine in virtual reality is horror, and while Resident Evil 7 is still some way away, Sony did get a new game ready in time for launch. Here They Lie received barely any pre-release coverage, which has actually made it more intriguing in our eyes; we weren't sure what we were getting into...

  • News It's Friday Night, So PSN Is Down

    Jeez

    Just in time for the weekend, eh? There are reports whipping around that the PlayStation Network is experiencing some issues - although thankfully, they don't seem to be too widespread. Follow us on Twitter for more immediate updates on this outage We can confirm that we're online without any problems here at Push Square Towers, but...

  • Poll What Are Your Thoughts on PlayStation VR So Far?

    Are you a believer?

    Another Friday afternoon, another quick and easy poll for us to sticky on the front page. Nah, we're just kidding - we're actually interested in hearing what you lot think about PlayStation VR. Unless you've been avoiding us for the last two weeks or so (why the heck would you do that?) then you'll already know that we've been...

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    Review Super Stardust Ultra VR

    Super Starbust

    Super Stardust is becoming a bit of a new PlayStation hardware tradition. Ever since the venerable Super Stardust HD, the Housemarque developed arcade shooter has appeared on every Sony system released – including the PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, and now PlayStation VR. But is the concept strong enough to...

  • Soapbox Summer Lesson Provides a Peek into the Future

    Awkward but essential

    I can't stop thinking about Summer Lesson. And before you start, this isn't a situation where I've had to go to bed wearing boxing gloves – I just mean that it's kind of amazing. While there isn't much "gameplay" to speak of here, it's clear that Bandai Namco has invested the bulk of its development budget into creating a...

  • News PS4 Slumps to Third Successive NPD Defeat

    Choppy waters

    Batten the hatches, spit in Shawn Layden's face, and curse Kaz Hirai's complacency: Sony failed to defeat the Xbox One in the September NPD, meaning that's three times in a row now that the PlayStation 4 has not been the best-selling system in the United States. We suppose after three straight years on top, it had to give everyone...

  • News PlayStation VR Can Be Used with Wii U, Xbox One, PC

    Well, kinda

    You can use PlayStation VR's spiffy Cinematic Mode to enjoy non-virtual reality PlayStation 4 games using your expensive new purchase – but did you know that it also works with a PC, Xbox One, or Wii U? The setup itself is simple: replace the HDMI cord coming out of your PS4 and into the Processing Unit with your console or computer...

  • News Sony Forecasting 'Hundreds of Thousands' of PlayStation VR Sales

    Platform holder increasing production capacity

    Sony's said that it expects to sell "hundreds of thousands" of PlayStation VR headsets at launch, which may make the company the de facto virtual reality market leader by the end of the day. Sony Europe chief Jim Ryan was speaking with CNBC, and explained that there's been "significant" interest in...

  • Talking Point What's Your PlayStation VR Launch Experience Been Like?

    It's a virtual reality

    PlayStation VR is out now around the world, which means that we're able to stop telling you how amazing it is, while you experience it for yourself. We've reviewed the hardware, given our verdict on a half-dozen or so games, and even discussed stuff such as

  • News Sony Launches New PS4 Area for PlayStation VR Experiences

    Non-games

    As we've already explained on various occasions, PlayStation VR is about much more than games. Alongside the launch of Sony's headset today, the platform holder has assembled a series of "experiences", which will help you to get more out of your virtual reality device. And it's added an icon to the PlayStation 4's interface in order to...

  • News Japan Lines Up for PlayStation VR Ahead of Launch

    As stocks start to sell out worldwide

    You can always judge the interest in a product in Japan by the size of its lines, and it looks like PlayStation VR has captured the attention of the tech enthusiasts in the East. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that many stores have been sold out of the headset since as early as June, with one man from...

  • News PS4 Pro Will Be Compatible with SATA 3 Hard Drives

    That's a SATA of fact

    Sony hasn't said much about the PlayStation 4 Pro since it was revealed, with much of its attention being focused on PlayStation VR over the past few weeks. But one thing it has clarified following an interview with Japanese website 4Gamer.net is that the new system will support SATA 3 hard drives, unlike its predecessor...

  • News PS4 Controller Scoring Full Native Steam Support

    Turn the Valve

    The DualShock 4 has become a popular controller option for PC players, and so Valve is adding native compatibility for the PlayStation 4 peripheral on its Steam platform. "Believe it or not, when you use the PS4 controller through the Steam API, it's exactly the same as a Steam controller," Jeff Bellinghausen said during a panel at...

  • Opinion Which PlayStation VR Launch Games Should You Buy?

    RIGS? DriveClub? Batman!

    PlayStation VR has a gigantic launch lineup, and you're probably wondering which titles to buy right about now. While we still haven't sampled everything – the selection really is that big – we have played a pretty large selection, so we feel like we're pretty well placed to point you in the right direction. But which...

  • Hardware Review PlayStation VR - Launch Guide, Cinematic Mode, Best Games

    Virtual revolution

    Republished on Wednesday, 12th October 2016: This review has been updated ahead of PlayStation VR's launch in order to include new information on Cinematic Mode, headphone compatibility, game reviews, and a general launch guide. At least I can say I have lived. Sony's award-winning 1999 commercial hinged on one simple,...

  • News Sony Erects Giant PlayStation VR Headset at King's Cross in London

    Only muggles allowed

    London's famous King's Cross Station may be the gateway to Hogwarts, but from today through until 16th October it'll also allow intrepid travellers to journey to distant worlds via the PlayStation VR headset. In case you're not keeping up, Sony has erected a giant replica inside the train station, which doubles as a swish demo...

  • Video Unlock Your Inner-Alan Shearer with Headmaster on PS4

    Back of the net

    Alan Shearer knew how to head a football, and you can learn too if you play Headmaster for PlayStation VR. Much like Job Simulator, this game has a sharp sense of humour, essentially seeing you assume the role of a down-on-his-luck footballer who's been sent back to heading school after squandering some gilt-edged chances. It's a...

  • Video Racing Around the Bend in DriveClub VR on PS4

    Need for speed

    There can be few better fits for virtual reality than sitting inside the cockpit of a supercar and racing around scenic settings. DriveClub VR attempts to repurpose the core gameplay of its popular PlayStation 4 forebear for PlayStation VR, stripping it of its visual fidelity but adding all-important head tracking in the process...

  • Video Does PlayStation VR Put the Ultra in Super Stardust?

    Making its (House)marque

    It's becoming tradition for a version of Super Stardust to launch alongside new Sony hardware, and PlayStation VR is no different. While Super Stardust Ultra VR is, for all intents and purposes, the same version of the game that released on the PlayStation 4 last year, it has been furnished with a new mode which sees you...

  • Video A Close Match in RIGS: Mechanized Combat League on PS4

    To the wire

    RIGS: Mechanized Combat League doesn't exactly bloom in single player, but we did manage to capture gameplay footage of a match that went to the wire while penning our review. This was a cup game, and was against a particularly tough opponent, so we reckon that our team – the Valkyries – held their own pretty well. In addition to...

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    Review DriveClub VR

    Eyes on the road

    One day, the veterans of Evolution Studios will tell their great grandchildren the tale of DriveClub, and it'll make for entertaining listening. The first-party, selected as one of the teams to help launch the PlayStation 4, missed its deadline by a country mile – and then delivered a product that ultimately didn't work. But the...

  • News PlayStation's Adventure Icons United in UK PS4 Bundle

    Nate and Lara together at last

    If you haven't purchased a PlayStation 4 yet but love action adventure games, then Sony's got a great bundle for you in the UK. Available from GAME today, the £329.99 set includes Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Rise of the Tomb Raider alongside a 1TB PS4 Slim console. That's a pretty amazing package if you enjoy...

  • Video Does PlayStation VR Work with Wireless Headphones?

    Gold standard

    While it was Cinematic Mode that many of you were asking about in our PlayStation VR review, we received a lot of queries about wireless headphones, too. It seems that many of you have been pondering whether your cans will be compatible with Sony's virtual reality mask – particularly the popular PlayStation Gold Wireless 2.0...

  • News PlayStation VR Freebie The Playroom VR Has a Platinum

    Bot's your lot

    This is a pleasant surprise: PlayStation VR freebie The Playroom VR includes a full set of Trophies – including a Platinum. The complimentary download includes several minigames for you to pit your spangly new headset against, and there'll be a whopping 41 trinkets for you to collect as you interact once again with Asobi and the...

  • Hands On Does PlayStation VR Really Have Tracking Issues?

    Dreaded drift

    In some ways, it's a shame that the PlayStation VR embargo had to lift. We'd encountered problems with the headset prior to this week's verdicts, which we outlined in our review: the resolution of the screen, the number of cables, and the flawed nature of the PlayStation Move controllers. But we hadn't encountered any tracking issues...

  • News PlayStation VR Will Play Host to More Than Just Games

    Sony outlines full roster of experiences, too

    PlayStation VR may be all about the games, but the reality is that virtual reality has a greater role to play than that. Fortunately, platform holder Sony seems to recognise this, and it'll be launching a variety of "experiences" and "video services" alongside the headset from launch through into 2017...

  • News PlayStation VR's Launch Lineup Is Legitimately Enormous

    Like, properly huge

    Y'know that feeling when you wake up in the morning and all of your troubles have melted away, only for them to come crashing back into your conscious like a nuclear bomb? Well, we just got a pang of that when we remembered that we've only reviewed four of PlayStation VR's launch titles – with another 25 or so to do. Ouch...

  • Hands On Playing Non-VR PS4 Games on PlayStation VR

    Putting the Cinematic Mode through its paces

    Without any shadow of a doubt, the biggest question we received after publishing our PlayStation VR review this week pertained to Cinematic Mode, the feature which allows you to play non-virtual reality games inside the headset on a simulated cinema screen. But what features can you use in this mode –...

  • News Bethesda Gives 'Big Thanks' to Sony for Allowing Fallout 4, Skyrim Mods on PS4

    "Doesn't happen without them"

    As many of you will no doubt already know, Bethesda and Sony have recently come to some sort of an agreement regarding user created mods for Fallout 4 and yet-to-be-released The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition. Indeed, mod support is now officially confirmed for both titles on PlayStation 4, which is good...

  • News Uncharted PS4 Remasters Go on Sale Individually in Europe Next Month

    Take your pick

    If, for some reason, you're not keen on buying Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection on PlayStation 4 - which includes current-gen remasters of PlayStation 3 titles Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - then you may be happy to hear that Sony will be releasing each game...

  • News PS4 Exclusive Gravity Rush 2 Tumbles into 2017

    Another one bites the dust

    Well, this is becoming an unfortunate reoccurrence, isn't it? There's not one game that Sony hasn't delayed this year, and Gravity Rush 2 is the latest to join the "pushed back" party. To be fair to the Japan Studio developed title, this very much appears to be a marketing move rather than a production problem – but...

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    Review Tumble VR

    Topple the blocks

    Ah, humble Tumble – the underrated PlayStation Move title that really proved the power of Sony's motion wand. A little dull on paper perhaps, virtual reality revisit Tumble VR stands taller than the sum of its parts, using three dimensional motion tracking to turn tower building into world beating entertainment. You may just have...

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    Review PlayStation VR Worlds

    A worldie?

    No new hardware launch is complete without a minigame collection; PlayStation VR Worlds, however, is not your average Wii Sports knock-off. Developed by Sony's own London Studio, this is a hodgepodge package collating the half-dozen or so tech demos that the studio has concocted over the years. As such, while the compilation includes some...

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    Review Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

    Ghost train

    The camp thrills of Supermassive Games' interactive horror Until Dawn elevated it to a status that few expected; the deliciously dumb drama out-Quantic Dreamed the real Quantic Dream, and the silly scare-fest still very much sits among the very best experiences that the PlayStation 4 has to offer. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, a virtual...

  • News Sony Exploring the Possibility of Free PlayStation VR Games on PlayStation Plus

    Nothing to share at this time, though

    There's no question that the past couple of months have been kind to PlayStation Plus, with the lineup in September and October really taking a step back towards the series' very best days. But still there's a recurring sentiment that the service needs an overhaul, with the PlayStation 3 and Vita games...

  • News Download Your Free PlayStation Plus Games Now

    Roll out

    It's an absolutely killer month on PlayStation Plus this October, with Sony responding to feedback by handing out free copies of Resident Evil and Transformers: Devastation on the PlayStation 4 alone. Last-gen fans will also score Mad Riders and From Dust, while the Vita will grab Actual Sunlight and the irritatingly named Code: Realize...

  • News PlayStation VR Will Provide Some Headaches for People with HDR Displays

    Time to change your cables

    While we're technically under embargo, we can probably just about get away with saying that PlayStation VR's setup has some… Minor shortcomings. Hopefully the Sony Ninjas don't lynch us for typing that. Anyway, it's about to get more complicated if you have an HDR television, because the Processing Unit – which is...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.01 Puts in a Surprise Appearance

    Stable stuff

    Sony's dropped a new PlayStation 4 firmware update this morning, which will bring added stability to your system. Our understanding is that this update – dubbed v4.01 and weighing in at 312.1MB – has been rolled out with PlayStation VR in mind, though there's nothing in the patch notes to back that up. Probably bug fixes and the...

  • News The Last Guardian Billboards Prove the End Is in Sight

    In a flap

    It's almost here. The wait for The Last Guardian has been torturous at times, but Fumito Ueda's magnum opus is finally upon us – and Sony has splashed out on a few billboards to remind everyone. Spotted somewhere in the States, the promotion shows a forlorn Trico peering at the robed protagonist from all of the marketing materials. A...

  • Video Watch Us Unbox PlayStation VR

    Wide open spaces

    Apparently, our previous article about this PlayStation VR unboxing video wasn't search engine optimised quite as well as the powers to be would like, so because there's nothing else going on today, we're republishing this under a better headline. Look, at least we're completely honest with you, eh?

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