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November2016

  • News Sony Confirms $249.99 PS4 Bundle for Black Friday

    Dark days before Christmas

    It's already leaked on the flyers of every major retailer in the United States, but Sony has now confirmed that the PlayStation 4 will plunge to $249.99 starting 24th November through Cyber Monday on 28th November. It's the 500GB Slim model of the console that will be available, alongside copies of Uncharted 4: A Thief's...

  • News Brace Yourself for PlayStation Store's Black Friday Fiesta

    How low can you go?

    Black Friday's a big deal for retail outlets, but it's equally important for the PlayStation Store. And it sounds like Sony's lining up some barnstorming deals for the big week, with offers set to begin from 24th November in the UK. The platform holder's even put together a video promoting the big day, which may get the ol'...

  • News Gosh Darn, The Last Guardian's New Cinematic Trailer Is Gorgeous

    Short but sweet

    With The Last Guardian finally out in just a few weeks, Sony seems more eager than ever to kick the marketing machine into gear. The title's latest trailer is a cinematic one in which our young hero is being pursued by a bunch of faceless guards. When the boy reaches an unsurprisingly brittle wooden bridge, he has no choice but to...

  • Feature Happy Tenth Birthday to the PlayStation 3

    This is living

    Looking back on it, the PlayStation 3 was such a fascinating console. It had the worst start in life: overpriced, difficult to develop for, a commercial catastrophe – the device was a disaster. But Sony and its growing unit of first-party developers really changed the image of the console over time, releasing hit after hit, and...

  • News PlayStation VR Exclusive RIGS Reloads with Free Winter Update

    Mech RIGS great again

    RIGS: Mechanized Combat League may be an acquired taste, but at least Guerrilla Cambridge is putting in the work to keep its PlayStation VR exclusive in good form. The virtual reality release will be outfitted with new content this Winter, including extra RIGS, a fresh arena, and a bunch of additional cosmetic items. And...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.06 Improves the Quality of Your Console

    Sweet

    PlayStation 4 firmware update v4.06 has put in a surprise appearance today, and rather than stabilising the system, it promises to improve the "quality" of your console. We're not entirely sure what that means, but okay. The update weighs in at 312.3MB, so it isn't exactly going to break through your bandwidth cap. It is mandatory, however,...

  • News Unsurprisingly, The Last of Us Movie Is At a Standstill

    Your watch is broken

    Ahhh, video game movies – do they ever actually get made unless Ubisoft owns the brand? Speaking with IGN at a press event for the home video release of Don't Breathe, producer Sam Raimi has suggested that the movie adaptation of The Last of Us – which was announced all the way back in 2014 – is currently at a...

  • News Could PSN Name Changes Be Right Around the Corner?

    Changes are afoot behind-the-scenes

    It's by far the most requested feature on the PlayStation Network, but it looks like name changes could about to become a reality. Temper your expectations because this rumour stems from an Unreal Engine update, but it mentions that Sony has recommended all PlayStation Network accounts now be identified by their...

  • Deals Pull the Trigger on a PS4 with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for £219

    And other pre-Black Friday discounts

    There may be a week left until the Black Friday madness unfolds, but Amazon UK has the first mover advantage right now across a slew of PlayStation 4 console bundles. If you're in the market for Sony's new-gen system, then you can snag a 500GB Slim system alongside Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for just...

  • News Don't Even Think About Getting Saucy with the Share Button in Watch Dogs 2

    Sony issues ban for honeypot shot

    Once again the immaturity of the games industry (and the world at large, really) has reared its ugly head: a PlayStation Network user has been banned for sharing an image of a lady's genitalia in Watch Dogs 2. That ban has since made headlines around the web, and shadily has been extended from a week to a month...

  • News Add Ratchet & Clank to the List of Rock Solid PS4 Pro Titles

    Clank it up

    Digital Foundry's back with another tech analysis, this time taking a look at Ratchet & Clank - arguably one of the PlayStation 4's most polished titles. Given how pretty the game looks to begin with, we would have assumed that the release wouldn't benefit from the additional power of the recently released PS4 Pro to any large...

  • News Watch Dogs 2 Looks Tidy on PS4 Pro But Has a Few Performance Dips

    Woof

    Dig out the frame counters and pay extra attention to the aliasing: Digital Foundry has dropped its preliminary Watch Dogs 2 report. And, in what must be becoming irritating news for Sony, the PlayStation 4 Pro version actually has a handful more framerate dips than its PS4 counterpart. We're talking a couple of frames under the most...

  • News PS4 Sales Triple in UK Following Pro Launch

    Pro-ductive

    As reported by MCV, the launch of the PS4 Pro last week had a positive impact on sales of Sony's current-gen console. In the UK, PS4 sales tripled, jumping a rather impressive 204 per cent week over week. 65 per cent of those sales came courtesy of the new Pro model. We imagine that it'll be a similar story in most other regions, too...

  • Deals Score a PS4 Pro and Sony 4K TV for $1,000

    Pro tip

    Got a bit of pocket change this holiday? Then your local Best Buy may just have a deal that'll tickle you into submission. For this week only, the US store is selling the PlayStation 4 Pro alongside a Sony 55" 2160p 4K smart TV with HDR for less than $1,000. While that sounds like a lot of money – it is, obvs – it's worth mentioning that...

  • News PlayStation's New Commercial Is Completely Over the Top

    But it's well worth a watch

    Ooh, it's new PlayStation commercial time. This isn't your average sizzle trailer – it's one of those ones that Sony's spent an arm and a leg on like Michael and other classics from the past. Named simply The King, the ad shows royalty rubbing shoulders with the Japanese giant's biggest gaming brands, like Horizon:...

  • Feature 10 Games We Wish Would Be Patched for PS4 Pro

    Next-gen

    The games updated for the PlayStation 4 Pro generally post big improvements, but inconsistencies between patches mean that not every title in the console's catalogue has been improved. Of course, we doubt that many of you are clamouring for a 4K version of Call of Duty: Ghosts – but there are evergreen outings in the PS4's library that...

  • News Live Streaming Gets a Lot of Love on PS4 Pro

    Sharing is caring

    There are many reasons to upgrade to the PlayStation 4 Pro, but if you're someone who enjoys hosting live streams, then here's another: Sony's supercharged system enables you to stream in 1080p at 60 frames-per-second – a sizeable leap from the 720p cap of the original model. We had reviewer Alex Stinton test out the upgrade...

  • Feature PS4 Has Plenty for Families This Christmas

    All together now

    It's not often you get a chance to really study how families play games. This week I got to do just that with the help of Sony. We took a PlayStation 4 and some top picks for family games into a real family with four boys. From the games we tried a bunch came out on top, but as much as the specifics of what worked and what...

  • News PS4 Exclusive Gravity Rush 2 Has Gone Gold

    But it's not releasing until next year

    In a way, news that Gravity Rush 2 has gone gold so early is kind of sad. The game, which was originally due in early December, was clearly on track – but delays to the likes of Final Fantasy XV and The Last Guardian mean that it's been pushed back. The title will no

  • News Camouflage DualShock 4 Answers the Call of Duty in January

    Can you see it?

    A new green camouflage DualShock 4 controller will blend into European store shelves in January 2017, and it'll be hoping that new recruits and war veterans alike take it home. The handset – which sports a similar pattern to the urban camo unit that Sony released a few years back – features the updated DS4 innards, so it has a...

  • News Want to Know What Your PS4 Pro Looks Like Inside?

    Hot stuff

    Want to see your PlayStation 4 Pro without its clothes? Of course you do – you're not the only one who's been fantasising about it. Fortunately, the folks at Virtual Future TV have done the hard work so that you don't have to. In the 15 minute video embedded above, a gloved technician takes the console to bits, revealing all of its...

  • News PS4 Slumps to Yet Another NPD Defeat in October

    Mind the gap

    After years of being on top, the PlayStation 4 has now slumped to its fourth NPD defeat in a row – a trend that would probably be worrying Sony if its install base wasn't growing at an accelerated rate globally. The console lost the monthly US hardware contest for October, meaning that it's been a little while since the Japanese...

  • News Sony Preps Epic Publisher and Developer Lineup for PSX 2016

    Big names

    Sony's annual PlayStation Experience event was only announced a few weeks ago, but it's already on top of us like… Like… Nah, that's not fit for a family site. The point is that the platform holder's assembled an all-star cast of publishers and developers to commemorate the Anaheim-based occasion, and it's published the full list on...

  • Video Can PS4 Pro Bring Knack Back from the Brink?

    Cerny not

    Sony's support for the PlayStation 4 Pro can be described as "scattershot" at best. It's one of the system's biggest shortcomings right now; while games undoubtedly look and run better on the brand new box, not enough titles take advantage of it yet. This will change as we lurch into 2017 and support becomes mandatory, but right now,...

  • News The Last Guardian Goes for Action over Atmosphere in Latest PS4 Trailer

    Tumble and fall

    We've seen bits and pieces of The Last Guardian over the last few months, and based purely upon what we've been shown, it's safe to say that the game isn't going to be a 100 miles per hour thrill ride. Of course, if previous titles ICO and Shadow of the Colossus are anything to go by, then we can certainly expect an emphasis on...

  • Feature 10 PS4 Pro Games That Shine on Sony's New Supercharged System

    Reborn

    Sony's launched the PlayStation 4 Pro today, ushering in a brave new world of iterative console hardware as part of the process. But while the system brings big improvements in image quality and performance, not every game is leveraging the hardware at this point in time. There are a handful of developers who have gone above and beyond...

  • Out Today PS4 Pro, The World's Most Powerful Console

    Supercharge your life

    We suppose that the PlayStation 4 was already the world's most powerful console, so the PS4 Pro doesn't get that many bragging rights. Then again, with double the GPU power, the supercharged system is a bit of a beast. And, in case you weren't paying attention, it's out today. Like, right now. As in, you can literally go in a...

  • News The Last Guardian Will Get More Gorgeous with PS4 Pro

    Wingin' it

    As you'd expect from a first-party release, The Last Guardian will be upgraded to take advantage of the PlayStation 4 Pro at launch. Fumito Ueda's stunning cat-bird story will see its resolution boosted to leverage 4K televisions (and supersampling on 1080p screens), while also adding HDR support and some performance improvements. The...

  • News PS4's The Last Guardian Looks Bewilderingly Beautiful in New Screens

    Just a whisker away

    How can it not live up to expectations? Just look at these new screenshots for The Last Guardian; in a period where Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare have all released in the span of a couple of weeks, it just looks so different. That's not a slight against any of those excellent first-person...

  • News PlayStation VR Is Now Sold Out at Amazon UK Until 2017

    Virtual insanity

    If you were hoping to snag a PlayStation VR headset from Amazon UK prior to Christmas… Well, don't even bother trying: the site has exhausted all of its stock until Early 2017. While it temporarily said a similar thing about the PlayStation 4 Pro, it appears it's dead serious about Sony's virtual reality accessory – the...

  • Video Does Gran Turismo Sport Look Better on PlayStation VR Than DriveClub?

    Yes, it does – on PS4 Pro, anyway

    Evolution Studios clearly worked incredibly hard on DriveClub VR, but the results are… Not great. The defunct developer did a great job shoehorning the entire original onto PlayStation VR, but the headset just couldn't match the studio's ambition, balancing crystal clear dashboards against blurry circuits...

  • Video inFAMOUS: Second Son Lets You Pick Resolution or Framerate on PS4 Pro

    Smokin'

    While most of the games patched for the PlayStation 4 Pro focus on offering better resolutions, inFAMOUS: Second Son is one such title that lets you toggle between image quality and framerate. In this video, we show how Sucker Punch's popular PS4 exclusive is able to run at a near-locked 60 frames-per-second on Sony's supercharged...

  • Video PS4 Pro Is the Quietest PlayStation 4 to Date

    Oh so quiet

    A lot of people have been asking questions regarding the volume of the fan noise in the PlayStation 4 Pro, and we're happy to report that it's the quietest console in the range that Sony's released thus far. We obviously have to temper this observation by pointing out that we've only been using the console for a few days, and things...

  • Feature Should You Buy the PS4 Pro?

    Early impressions on Sony's supercharged system

    We've been playing around with the PlayStation 4 Pro for a few days now, and while we're not quite ready to review it yet, we have fiddled around with the supercharged format long enough in order to bring you some first-hand impressions. We're really against the clock here so can only apologise for...

  • Soapbox Gaming's Greatest Fireworks Display Still Resides Inside the PS2

    Sky lights

    Republished on Sunday, 6th November 2016: We're bringing this article back from the archives to celebrate Bonfire weekend. The original text follows. Originally published on Wednesday, 5th November 2014: It's currently Bonfire Night here in the UK, a bizarre annual event in which wooden figures are burnt at the stake in order...

  • Video Watch Off-Screen Footage of PS4 Pro in Action

    What's up, Pro?

    You can't really show PlayStation 4 Pro off convincingly on a 1080p camera without HDR; Sony learned this the hard way at the console's reveal event. Still, we got to shoot some off-screen footage of several games taking advantage of the Japanese giant's new hardware, and you can see the results in the video embedded above.

  • Hands On Why Farpoint Should Be on Your PlayStation VR Wishlist

    Take aim

    Farpoint, the PlayStation VR exclusive from Impulse Gear, continues to really impress us. We went hands on with the title earlier in the year and really enjoyed the arcade-like first-person shooting, but running a similar demo on the PlayStation 4 Pro this week reminded us how much we're looking forward to the extraterrestrial...

  • Video Let's Unbox the PS4 Pro, Shall We?

    Oh go on then

    We've got the PlayStation 4 Pro, though we can't say much about it until tomorrow. Then again, we did just put together a massive impressions piece, so maybe check that out while you wait. In the meantime, we are very much allowed to show you what's inside the packaging, so please enjoy this unboxing clip. Such original content, eh?...

  • Hands On Quit Bitchin'! PS4 Pro Is a Big, Beautiful Step Forward

    HDR you ready?

    As we predicted a few months back, Sony's had a right job on its hands this holiday. Its two latest products – PlayStation VR and the PlayStation 4 Pro – are difficult to sell, because they need to be seen first-hand in order to be truly appreciated. We spent the best part of a year waxing lyrical about t

  • Video Days Gone on PS4 Pro May Be the Best Looking Game Ever

    The broken road

    It doesn't happen often in this industry anymore, but seeing a demo of Days Gone at Sony's big PlayStation 4 Pro showcase actually surprised us this week. The game looked pretty at E3 2016, no question – but running on the Japanese giant's supercharged hardware it's actually a candidate for the greatest looking game ever made. No...

  • News PS4 Pro Sold Out Until After Christmas, Says Amazon UK

    Dishonored bundle still available, though

    Update (17:00): The standard PS4 Pro appears to be back in stock over on Amazon UK. We assume that the online retailer made a mistake with the listing earlier today. Still, a rather big error to make! Original story: If you're on the market for a PS4 Pro before Christmas and you love Amazon to bits, we...

  • News PS4 Pro Is Already Being Sold in Some Stores

    Early doors

    Sony's not dropping the PlayStation 4 Pro until next week, but stock is already in the retail channel, and that's leading to leaks. We've heard of several people who have already managed to purchase the supercharged platform, and one has been posting videos of it running Uncharted 4: A Thief's End in 4K resolution on YouTube. The...

  • News There's an Official PlayStation Colouring Book on Sale Right Now

    Features Uncharted, Journey, Ratchet, and more

    Okay, we know that most of you reading this aren't children, but we thought that this official PlayStation colouring book was worth pointing out. Cleverly titled 'Art for the Players', the paperback released yesterday, and it's currently available over on Amazon UK. The book features blank pictures of...

  • News Sony's Nioh PS4 Exclusive Marketing Has Started Already

    Faster than a samurai's slash

    Just a short while after it was revealed that Sony will be publishing Nioh in North America and Europe, the PlayStation Maker has released an extended version of the action role-playing game's intruiging Tokyo Game Show trailer. It's worth mentioning that over on the video's YouTube page, the phrase "PS4 exclusive" is...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport May Have Finally Fixed the Series' Crap Sounding Cars

    Exhausting

    It's no secret that Gran Turismo, Sony's flagship racing series, has long suffered from poor audio work. The roaring engines found in similar speed-'em-ups usually make Gran Turismo's cars sound like toys rather than beastly automobiles - but developer Polyphony Digital may have finally turned things around with Gran Turismo Sport, says...

  • News PS4 Pro Will Support These 41 Games at Launch

    Over 45 titles will go Pro by the end of 2016

    Sony has revealed an official list of titles that will have PS4 Pro support from the day that the console launches. 41 different games will make use of the improved hardware, including the likes of Battlefield 1, inFAMOUS: Second Son, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition, Titanfall 2, and...

  • News Sony Treating Action RPG Nioh as a First-Party PS4 Game, Will Publish in the West

    It'll have four PS4 Pro modes, too

    Speaking at a PlayStation Pro event earlier today, Team Ninja head Yosuke Hayashi revealed that Sony will be publishing Nioh in both Europe and North America. The PlayStation 4 exclusive is due out in February 2017, and Hayashi said that the team is working with Sony in order to "get the game into as many hands...

  • News Sony's Giving Away Free Copies of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare This Week

    You'll need to buy a PS4, though

    Thinking of buying a PlayStation 4 this week? Good news, as Sony's announced that starting 4th November through 5th November you'll be able to snag a free copy of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare when you pick up a $299.99 console from participating retailers in the US and Canada. This unfortunately does not include...

  • News This PSX 2016 Swag Is Making Us Feel Well Jel

    Good stuff

    One of the best things about publicly attended games conventions is the swag that's up for grabs, and Sony will be bringing some PlayStation treasures to PSX 2016 a little later in the year. Headlining the licensed goodies up for grabs is an authentic PaRappa the Rapper beanie, because who doesn't want one of those? But there's more:...

  • News PlayStation Plus Double Discounts Arrive on EU PS Store

    How low can you go?

    Many may be fixated on the free games, but one of the major advantages of being a PlayStation Plus subscriber is all of the savings that are regularly offered for subscribers. And Sony's launched some Double Discounts on the European PlayStation Store today, plunging the prices of first-party titles like Ratchet & Clank and...

  • News inFAMOUS: Second Son Absorbs 3.6GB PS4 Pro Patch

    Dels-in the house

    Even a couple of years after its original release, inFAMOUS: Second Son remains one of the prettier titles on the PlayStation 4. And it's about to get that little bit more beautiful, as Sucker Punch has just released the title's promised PlayStation 4 Pro patch. Weighing in at 3.6GB, the update brings 4K resolution support and...

  • News Sony: PlayStation VR Sales Are Very Much on Track

    VRy good

    Loving your PlayStation VR headset but worried it may be bombing? Well, firstly, as far as we can tell, the unit has more or less completely sold through its initial allocation, so it's currently a case of Sony keeping stocks supplied. But if you needed any reassurance, it's revealed in its latest financial report that sales of the device...

  • Feature How PS4 Pro Will Bring Bullshot Quality Visuals to Your Home

    And on a 1080p TV

    Whichever of our esteemed colleagues in the games industry coined the word 'bullshot' deserves a knighthood. The term – a combination of a curse word and 'screenshot' – refers to the practice of publishers releasing images not wholly representative of their games. Indeed, during the PlayStation 3 era particularly, it was...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn's PS4 Pro Version Will Offer Dramatic Improvements on 1080p Screens

    Aloy, Aloy

    We've seen Horizon: Zero Dawn running with HDR enabled on one of Sony's top-of-the-range 4K televisions and it's amazing, but what if you're planning to play the title with the PlayStation 4 Pro on a bog-standard 1080p screen? Writing on the PlayStation Blog, developer Guerrilla Games has revealed that there's lots

  • 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...

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