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March2016

  • News Uncharted 4 Has Been Delayed Again, and We're Not Even Kidding

    We wish we were

    Want to hear a joke that's not funny anymore? Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has been delayed again. It's not funny because we're being deadly serious – and so is Sony. So serious, in fact, that Sony Computer Entertainment America president and CEO Shawn 'Crash Bandicoot t-shirt' Layden has personally posted the news on the official...

  • News No Man's Sky Will Carry An Intergalactic Entry Fee on PS4

    Indie darling will seemingly cost $59.99

    Well, then – after the hullabaloo surrounding The Witness' price, this is going to be mighty interesting. Sony temporarily teased that No Man's Sky will be available for pre-order from the North American PlayStation Store starting Thursday – and the game will apparently cost you $59.99. That's the...

  • News Your Free PlayStation Plus Games Are Available Now

    The moment all ISPs hate

    If you're looking for something new to play but don't have any money, then quit your fretting: the full selection of March PlayStation Plus freebies are available now – in Europe, at least. Those of you in North America may have to be patient until the PlayStation Store updates a little later in the evening, but you...

  • News You Won't Need PlayStation Plus to Play Uncharted 4 This Weekend

    Beta believe it

    We all knew confirmation was coming, and now it's official: there's going to be an open Uncharted 4: A Thief's End multiplayer beta this weekend. We've already gone over the details - which you can read through here - but there's one more nice surprise to be shared, at least, if you're not a fan of Sony's premium service. Naughty...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 3.50 Adds Friend Notifications and Offline Status

    Still no folders, though

    Sony's outlined some of the key new features that will be made available as part of PlayStation 4 firmware update v3.50. The system software overhaul – codenamed Musashi – will bring with it a slew of improvements and additions, including online friend notifications and the ability to appear offline so that you're not...

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    Review Heavy Rain

    Rain dunce

    Love it or loathe it, Heavy Rain is an important game. The drizzly depression session certainly didn't invent the idea of interactive drama – developer Quantic Dream itself took a stab at the genre five years prior to its PlayStation 3 debut with the inconsistent Fahrenheit – but it popularised many of the systems that we appreciate...

February2016

  • News You'll Have a Chance to Play Uncharted 4 on Your PS4 Before Launch

    Open beta on the way

    Hands up if you want to play Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, then? How about giving it a go this very weekend? Yeah, we thought that may pique your interest. A listing on the European PlayStation Store has revealed that Naughty Dog is planning an open beta for the forthcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive, and you're all invited...

  • Talking Point Why Did We All Tune Out of PlayStation TV?

    Change the channel

    When the PlayStation TV was announced, this author was on holiday. It was poor editorial director Damien McFerran that was left to man the fort during an explosive Tokyo Game Show press conference, which also played host to the reveal of the PlayStation Vita Slim. It was big, big news at the time, with

  • News Sony Switches Off PlayStation TV Shipments in Japan

    Tuned out

    Sony's pushed the power button on PlayStation TV in Japan, with an update on its website stressing that it's no longer shipping the microconsole to local retailers. The failed format is still available from some stores, of course, but the platform holder will not be replenishing inventory once current stocks run out. In other words, it's...

  • News Move Over Power Glove! Sony Patents PlayStation VR Mittens

    Everything else is child's play

    They do say that everything comes full-circle eventually, so if PlayStation VR is merely a next-gen Virtual Boy, then we suppose that it makes sense for Sony to be planning a Power Glove alternative, too. A patent filed by SCEA shortly after the announcement of Project Morpheus in 2014 suggests that the company's at...

  • News Critics' Picks Go Cheap in NA PlayStation Store Sale

    PlayStation Plus subscribers save big

    Just a quick heads up courtesy of our very own rjejr : there's a decent little sale running on the North American PlayStation Store right now. Dubbed the

  • News Naughty Dog Started Uncharted 4's Story Again

    Plot changed 100 per cent

    Naughty Dog re-worked Uncharted 4: A Thief's End's story "100 per cent", according to creative director Neil Druckmann. Many of you may remember Amy Hennig's unceremonious exit from the Californian company a few years back; this resulted in the story being re-written, actors changing, and what seemed like an exodus from...

  • News PS4 Fans Are So Mad at PlayStation Plus They're Making Parodies

    Has it really got that bad?

    PlayStation Plus members are fed up of pixel art platformers – even though, y'know, you all just voted Broforce in as one of your March freebies. Nevertheless, so unenthused about the Instant Game Collection is the PlayStation 4 community right now that it's started making parody videos. Cue this "hilarious" take on...

  • News You Can Now Search for PS4 Communities

    No excuses not to join Push Square's now

    Well, then – who says Sony doesn't listen to feedback? The PlayStation 4 communities feature bizarrely launched without a search button last year, meaning that you had to follow a convoluted process to find the groups that you wanted to join. Now, though, the platform holder has added a search button,...

  • News PS4 Remains the Best Place to Play, Says Sony

    Any arguments?

    Sony's dropped a new chest-pumping trailer for Spring 2016, reiterating that the PlayStation 4 remains the best place to play. The clip centres on console exclusive games like Street Fighter V, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and MLB 16: The Show, before re-iterating that all Call of Duty: Black Ops III map packs can be played on the...

  • News Rocket League Scores a Retail Release on PS4

    Supersonic

    Vehicular soccer sensation Rocket League will boost to retail stores in the near future, developer Psyonix has announced. The news was teased on a Kinda Funny livestream, before being officially announced on the game's Facebook page. The developer said that more details will follow soon, including who it's partnering with and what...

  • News It Hasn't Taken Long for Naughty Dog to Release Another Uncharted 4 Trailer

    Whoops

    In a rather bizarre story earlier today, some Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag concept art managed to pop up in the latest Uncharted 4: A Thief's End trailer. After it was pointed out by a Ubisoft employee, people began to assume that Naughty Dog may have nicked the picture and been caught red handed. As it turns out, that assumption might...

  • News So, Uncharted 4 Has Apparently Stolen Some Assassin's Creed Artwork

    A thief's end

    Hmmmm, what's all this, then? In case you missed it, a new Uncharted 4: A Thief's End trailer was revealed today, and it's really bloody good - so you should go check it out through here. However, good trailer or not, it seems as though developer Naughty Dog may have been, well, a bit naughty. There's a part in the video where the...

  • News Your PlayStation Plus Games for March Have Been Revealed

    Bang for your buck

    Wow, March's PlayStation Plus lineup is looking pretty explosive. Alongside the bombastic Broforce, which was voted into the selection by PlayStation 4 users, you'll be getting the rather good Galak-Z on Sony's newest system. As long as you like blowing things up, that's not too bad, right? Meanwhile, PS3 players can look...

  • News PSN Down For Maintenance Early Next Month

    Don't panic

    Did you read "PSN Down" in the headline and immediately think "not again"? Well we've got good news for you, as Sony's network hasn't taken another tumble offline - at least, not as far as we're aware. No, this is actually just a quick heads up that the service will be undergoing maintenance early next month. On the 2nd March, the...

  • News Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Is the Most Stunning PS4 Game to Date

    New story trailer sizzles

    Good god! Just… What the heck do they put in the water at Naughty Dog? As promised, the developer has released a story trailer for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and you can practically see the dollar bills pouring off the screen. There may be a few spoilers in here if you're eager to remain fresh ahead of the title's...

  • News PlayStation VR's Price and Release Date May Be Incoming

    Save the date

    With both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive already (extortionately) priced, all eyes are on Sony and its PlayStation VR headset. Fortunately, we may be learning a little more about the accessory imminently, as the platform holder is inviting press to a special event on 15th March in San Francisco. The date coincides with the Game...

  • News Sony's Teasing an Uncharted 4 Reveal This Afternoon

    More valuable than gold

    Get your tickets ready, because the hype train is about to leave the station. Kicking things off over on Twitter, the official PlayStation account has teased some sort of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End reveal that's happening later this afternoon. How exciting. Whatever's coming our way, it'll blast onto the 'net at 14:00PM...

  • Book Review Console Wars - A Sony, Nintendo, and SEGA Love Triangle

    Serious business

    Console wars have a bad name. We're not condoning the craziness that occurs on social media and message boards from time to time, but there's a competitive edge to any industry that can be entertaining when viewed from the inside – and video games are no different. Console Wars, a fly-on-the-wall insight into the skirmish for...

  • News PlayStation VR Will Dominate Space if Less Than $500, Says Pachter

    But will it be?

    While there are three different high-profile virtual reality headsets scheduled to launch this year, it doesn't feel like they're necessarily in competition. That's not to say that Sony, HTC, and Oculus don't want you to buy their own particular solution, but the trio of manufacturers seem to be acutely aware that their biggest...

  • News Your PS4 PlayStation Plus Freebie for March Has Been Decided

    Bromance

    Hell yeah, bro, one of your PlayStation Plus titles for March has been decided by democracy. The most recent Vote to Play poll has just come to a close, and the winner is somewhat unsurprising, considering that it's been comfortably in the lead since voting began. In case you missed it, the three titles vying for your vote were Assault...

  • News Watch Five Seconds of Every PSone Game Released in the US

    Are you sitting comfortably?

    How's this for a trip down memory lane? To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of PlayStation – a celebration that we must stress seems to be lasting a decade – Game Rave TV has compiled five seconds of footage from every PSone game released at US retail. It's a gigantic hunk of a video weighing in at over two hours, so...

  • Feature Happy 4th Birthday, PlayStation Vita

    Yes, it's still here

    Four years ago today, on the 22nd February 2012, Sony bestowed upon the Western world its newest handheld gaming system: the PlayStation Vita. Originally marketed as something of a home console in the palm of your hands, it's safe to say that the sleek little machine hasn't quite lived up to its potential - but for once, we're...

  • News PS4 Architect Mark Cerny Proves His Genius By Platinuming The Witness

    Are you on the same intellectual plane?

    Anyone who earns the Platinum in Jonathan Blow's brilliant The Witness deserves an honorary PhD. Mark Cerny, the architect behind the PlayStation 4, is the latest to 100 per cent the release, following in the footsteps of our very own Simon Fitzgerald. Better order the gowns, guys – it's graduation time...

  • News The Walking Dead: Michonne Passes on Platinum Trophy

    Pot luck

    Those of you hoping to swell the size of your Trophy cabinet with another easy Telltale Platinum may be disappointed to learn that mini-series The Walking Dead: Michonne will ship without a silvery-blue pot. As with previous entries in the series, you'll earn trinkets for working your way through the story, but the three episode runtime was...

  • News So, That Other VR Headset Will Cost You $800

    Ouch

    This story's not really PlayStation related, but it's relevant to the virtual reality discussion, so we're just putting it out there: HTC's Vive will retail for a cool $799.99 when it starts shipping in April 2016. Assuming that you've got enough kidneys to sell, pre-orders will begin at 10:00AM ET on 29th February. This obviously makes the...

  • News Bloodborne Art Book Will Keep You Awake at Night

    Hunter's dream

    Bloodborne has one of the most consistently grotesque gothic art styles that can be found on the PlayStation 4, but if you want to explore the warped imaginations of the From Software design team that brought it all to life, then this official art book may be for you. It's currently available for pre-order on

  • News Sony President Challenges Square Enix Boss to a Battle

    Well, in Black Ops III

    A bitter rivalry has broken out in Japan, as SCEJ president Atsushi Morita has challenged Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda to a duel – in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. In the video embedded below, Morita-san confidently calls out his counter-part, and recommends a battle. A re-enactment of a heated conversation between the...

  • News Hideo Kojima's PS4 Exclusive Will Blow Us Away, Apparently

    "He knows no limits"

    The Game Awards gaffer and ex-journalist Geoff Keighley hooked up with his mate Hideo Kojima at The DICE Awards last night, prompting a spate of hyperbolic tweets. Speaking of the developer's upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive, the Canadian said: "Blown away by the scale and ambition of what Hideo is planning. He

  • News So, Hideo Kojima Seems Pretty Sold on PlayStation VR

    Virtual insanity

    To say there's no scepticism surrounding PlayStation VR would be a lie. Every time we write about the peripheral – or virtual reality in general – it comes under some criticism from both readers and the wider web alike. But speaking with Polygon, ex-Metal Gear Solid maker Hideo Kojima has suggested that the cynicism is...

  • News Hideo Kojima's PS4 Exclusive Will Be a 'Big Scale' Game

    And won't be virtual reality

    Hideo Kojima is not a man who does things by half. This is a guy who, famously, is such a control freak that he has a hand in practically everything pertaining to his titles; he's the Prince of the video game industry, and it should come as no surprise that Virgo is his star sign. It shouldn't surprise you that he's...

  • Site News Our Forum Wants to Find Your Favourite Ever PlayStation Game

    Time to vote

    Organisational idol themcnoisy is back with another awesome forum contest, with the objective this time to determine the greatest PlayStation game of all time. There'll be a slew of rounds, contests, and battles before the ultimate winner is crowned, with the prologue stage well underway as we write. You've got until 29th February to...

  • News PS4 Multiplayer Will Be Free This Weekend

    No need for a PlayStation Plus sub

    You won't need a PlayStation Plus subscription to play PlayStation 4 multiplayer this weekend. Sony's confirmed that in North America at least, online play will be totally free from 00:01AM PT on Friday, 19th February through until 23:59PM PT on Sunday, 21st February. Assuming the servers hold, this may be a good...

  • News PlayStation Vita Scores New Budget Bundle in Japan

    Portable powerhouse

    The format's very slowly starting to fade here in Western territories, but in Japan, the PlayStation Vita remains an extremely popular platform. Sony's hoping to capitalise on that with a new budget Starter Kit bundle, which is set to roll out in the company's home nation from 3rd March. Initially, it'll only be available in...

  • News Respond to the Call of Duty in EU PlayStation Store Sale

    Cheap as chips and CoD

    Fans of Call of Duty will find lots to like in the latest European PlayStation Store sale, as practically every game in the popular property – alongside its DLC – has been discounted through to 2nd March. You'll be able to, for example, get Call of Duty: Black Ops III on the PlayStation 4 with a 35 per cent discount, but...

  • Feature 5 Firmware Updates the PS4 Desperately Needs in 2016

    Sort it out, Sony

    Republished on Wednesday, 17th February 2016: We're bringing this feature back from the archives following the news that Sony is about to beta test PS4 firmware update v3.50. The original text follows. Originally published on Tuesday, 5th January 2016: Pipe down at the back – the PlayStation 4 certainly isn't a turd in its...

  • News Sony Wants You to Test the Next PS4 Firmware Update

    v3.5 incoming

    Its details may be shrouded in secrecy, but Sony wants you to test the next PlayStation 4 firmware update. "Starting today you can sign up to be a beta tester and get a sneak peek at some of the features making their way to your PS4," wrote marketing boffin John Koller on the PlayStation Blog. Exciting, eh? The beta program will...

  • News PlayStation VR May Be Launching Later in the Year Now

    GameStop lets slip fall release window

    PlayStation VR is still officially due out before July, but we don't think that anyone believes that at this juncture. Our understanding is that the hardware's finished, but Sony's waiting for the software to catch up. And perhaps recognising that developers are still a fair few months off, it may have...

  • News Here's Hideo Kojima Hangin' Out with Norman Reedus

    Quiet mountains

    Hideo Kojima, you great big tease. The veteran director, fresh from his global tour with Mark Cerny, has posted a picture of himself hanging out with The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus. The picture is significant, of course, because the talented twosome were set to work together on Silent Hills, the cancelled PlayStation 4...

  • News Get Champions League Score Updates While You Play PS4

    And radio commentary

    Fair play to Sony: we quite like the Champions League app on the PlayStation 4. For those of you that haven't been using it since launch, it basically includes a simple fantasy football game and score predictor mode, as well as classic match highlights and more. But the latest update includes some nifty features, including...

  • News Heavy Rain's PS4 Price Won't Dampen Your Mood if You've Already Bought Beyond

    Wet and wild

    Quantic Dream's anticipated #Emotion compilation will launch at retail on 4th March for the PlayStation 4 in Europe, but if you've already bought Beyond: Two Souls for your new-gen system, then you'll be able to nab Heavy Rain at a discounted price. The asking fee, in the UK at least, sits at a very reasonable £7.99. The port of the...

  • News Toy Maker Says Sony's Bringing Crash Bandicoot Back

    It's happening?

    There's too much smoke now surely? Hot on the heels of Shawn Layden's t-shirt tease and all of the social media hints, NECA Toys' Randy Falk has suggested that Sony's bringing Crash Bandicoot back. Speaking at the New York Toy Fa

  • News PSN Down As Dreaded Maintenance Returns Yet Again

    Offline and out

    Here we go again: the PlayStation Network has fallen flat on its face at the time of typing, as the system spits out maintenance messages while we try to connect. A quick glance at the Twitter-verse reveals that we're not alone, though the UK does appear to be bearing the brunt of the outage right now. Follow us on Twitter for...

  • News Er, There May Be a Knack Sequel in Production for PS4

    Really

    Well, then – this is a story that we never, ever expected to write: Knack may be getting a sequel. An eagle-eyed member at NeoGAF spotted reference to the unexpected follow-up on the resume of a Taiwanese animator named Mindy Liang. Apparently, she worked on cut-scenes for the unannounced PlayStation 4 title back in May 2015. The...

  • News Sony Shows Some Love with Valentine's Day Flash Sale in North America

    Love is in the air

    Sony loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah! Alright, in truth, the firm just wants your dough and it's using Valentine's Day as an excuse to extract it, but let's not get all cynical, eh? The platform holder's rolled out a Flash Sale in North America which centres upon experiences that can be played with a significant other. Thematic...

  • News Microsoft's Minecraft Rules the PlayStation Store Charts

    The Witness off to a reasonable start

    At this point, we have a feeling that practically everyone on the planet owns Minecraft two times over. The bricklaying blockbuster, which is a permanent fixture in the retail space as well, has dominated the PlayStation Store charts for January, finishing in first on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in...

  • Reaction Why Sony Won't Deploy PS4 Exclusives on PC

    Well, not many of 'em

    Microsoft melted the web with its Quantum Break announcements yesterday. Unfortunately for Remedy, the forthcoming time-shifting affair got nudged to the side, as platform politics ruled the day. For those of you that missed it, the Redmond firm confirmed that the release would be coming to the PC day-and-date with the Xbox...

  • Gallery DriveClub's New City Track Is Stunning on PS4

    Trip to the Old Town

    DriveClub's latest update is out now, and it's packing more than just the usual under-the-hood tweaks. This time the PlayStation 4 exclusive's been given some new bodywork, in the form of an urban stage named Old Town. You can find the location in the title's Scotland tab, with six short circuit variants to try. As with other...

  • News City Racing Arrives in Free DriveClub PS4 Update

    Cannae believe it

    The gift that keeps on giving is ready to give a little more: DriveClub's teased city track will arrive tomorrow as part of the game's free February update. As we speculated late last year, the urban course is set in Scotland – it always looked like Edinburgh to us. You'll get six brand new circuits based upon this locati

  • News Vote for Your Free PS4 PlayStation Plus Game Now

    Decision time

    If you're the sort of person that likes to complain about the PlayStation Plus line-up on a monthly basis, here's your chance to do something about it – well, within reason, of course. Vote to Play is now live – you'll find it in the PlayStation Store – allowing you to pick one of next month's free PlayStation 4 games. The...

  • News Yes, Sony's Still Teasing a Crash Bandicoot Reveal

    Here we go again

    At what point does smoke signal a fire? Crash Bandicoot has been hinted heavily for the PlayStation 4 ever since the start of the generation, and while Shawn Layden's shirt troll was the biggest tease yet, the platform holder is showing no signs of stopping this trend. It's the social media team of PlaySt

  • Feature 10 Promising PS4 Games We Want to Know More About

    Now or never

    While we've been eager to spotlight dozens of the PlayStation 4 games that we're excited for over the past few weeks, there are many more that we know next to nothing about. In this article, we've pulled together ten upcoming outings that are in-development but under-detailed. These are titles that have been kept under wraps by their...

  • Poll Which PS4 PlayStation Plus Freebie Will You Be Voting to Play?

    Make your mind up time

    Vote to Play, the PlayStation Plus initiative which sees you selecting one of your Instant Game Collection freebies, is making a comeback next week. Starting from 9th February, you'll have the opportunity to pick one of March's free PlayStation 4 games, with Action Henk, Assault Android Cactus, and Broforce all up for grabs...

  • News Uncharted 4's Limited Edition PS4 Bundle Is a True Treasure

    Gorgeous custom console launching in April

    Well, well – this is a bit tasty, isn't it? Sony has announced a limited edition PlayStation 4 bundle for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, which is set to release alongside the game starting 26th April. And let us be the first to say that it's really rather hot. The console will cost you $399.99 in the...

  • News The Ratchet & Clank Movie's TV Commercial Is Baaah-d

    Feeling sheepish

    If there was ever any doubt of the target market for the Ratchet & Clank Movie, then this TV commercial just about sums it up. It centres on the Sheepinator, and actually caught us a little off guard – it may just be so bad that it's good. It got an unexpected giggle out of us anyway – but we're not sure it's going to make...

  • Weirdness Never Was a Story of More Fascination Than This of Xbox and PlayStation

    Fortune's fool

    The console wars may be awash with warriors angrily biting their thumbs, but the word star-cross'd springs to mind when observing the latest social media fad. This tragic tale of two adoring PlayStation and Xbox representatives actually did the Twitter rounds a couple of years ago, but it's made a comeback overnight – even prompting...

  • News No Doubt Dusty Shooter DUST 514 Turns to Dust in May

    Dust

    Hey, who remembers DUST 514? The massively multiplayer online PlayStation 3 shooter was meant to be a pretty big deal back before it launched in 2013, but the free-to-play title never really found its wings. The game ties into popular PC release EVE Online, with its ground battles having an impact on the intergalactic adventure with which is...

  • News Almost Every EA Game Is Discounted In New European PSN Sale

    Star Wars Battlefront, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and more

    While it's nice that Europe's getting its own wave of PlayStation Store discounts starting today, it's a shame that it doesn't hold a candle to North America's latest sale, which boasts a very impressive amount of slashed software. Nevertheless, the Old World's deals certainly aren't...

  • News North America's New PSN Sale Has Some Pretty Great Deals

    Dark Souls, Dragon Ball, Battlefield, and More

    North America's PlayStation Store has updated early for once, bringing a ton of new content for you to peruse. New titles include the likes of Crypt of the NecroDancer and Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth but it's the store's latest batch of sales that are arguably worth more of your time here. Seriously,...

  • News Your Free February PlayStation Plus Games Are Out Now

    Ready your bandwidth

    Who wants some free games? Oh alright, pedants – we know that they're technically not free, but don't get your panties in a puzzle. February's roster of PlayStation Plus releases are available to subscribers right now in Europe – but those of you in North America may have to wait until a little later in the day. What's up...

  • Opinion Firewatch's Paltry Five Trophies Prove That the System Needs Fixing

    Platinum problems

    Let's get one thing straight: Trophies are the least important thing when it comes to appraising a game. We'd recommend an amazing title even if it had no pots, because the act of actually playing a release is more important than the system-wide meta-game that surrounds it. Having said that, Trophies are an essential part of the...

  • News Time to Pick Your PlayStation Plus PS4 Freebie

    Choose wisely

    Sony's gone ahead and announced that PlayStation Plus' Vote to Play will be back next week, allowing you lot to decide which PlayStation 4 game you want in March's offering. The three titles up for grabs are Action Henk, which is a rather daft racer, Assault Android Cactus, which is a fun looking twin-stick shooter, and Broforce, a...

  • News PSN Down as Reports Come Flying In

    It's all kicking off

    Whoa, just when we were complaining about today's severe lack of news, we get flooded with reports that the PlayStation Network is down. As far as we can tell, Europe's being hit the hardest, but there are also complaints that it's struggling in North America, too. You can follow us on Twitter for updates If this is indeed...

January2016

  • News Hideo Kojima's Getting Poetic Over His PlayStation Tour

    "I will continue creating cutting-edge games"

    We're going to get mutilated by Metal Gear fans, but we've always found the writing in the series to be convoluted and heavy-handed. That said, creator Hideo Kojima's typing some nice stuff on Twitter as he travels back home from his PlayStation world tour. In one tweet, he talked about how developers...

  • News Apple's Assembling a Secret Virtual Reality Division

    Still think this isn't the future?

    Analysts generally agree that Sony's best placed to take advantage of the imminent virtual reality explosion, but PlayStation VR may yet meet fierce competition from Apple. Financial Times reports that the t

  • News Shawn Layden, Can You Top This Presser Entrance?

    Dear SCEA president Shawn Layden

    The gauntlet has been thrown down, and the team at Push Square want to see you respond. You may have already seen PlayStation Japan and Asia deputy president Hiroyuki Oda's entrance at the Taipei Game Show this week, but if you haven't, we've embedded it below for your convenience, courtesy of DualShockers: Our...

  • Talking Point Is PlayStation Right to Switch Focus to the West?

    Emigrating overseas

    The humble beginnings of PlayStation are well documented: Ken Kutaragi believed that Sony should get into the console business so strongly that he began developing the firm's first format behind his employer's back. The board didn't back him, but CEO Norio Ohga saw the potential – and he sent the famously hot-headed engineer...

  • News Sony's Doing Pretty Darn Well at the Moment

    Company smashes earnings expectations

    For a huge chunk of this site's life, we've reported on Sony's financial losses. You could guarantee that each quarter without fail, the firm would be in the red. But ever since Kaz Hirai took the helm, the company's trajectory has started to change. And, while it's nowhere near the juggernaut that it once...

  • News Finally, We Can Compare PS4 and Xbox One Sales

    Sony's way out in the lead

    Microsoft stopped reporting Xbox One hardware sales recently, suggesting that its Monthly Active Users metric is more important than its flagship format's install base. Fortunately, an EA investor report and a bit of math has enabled us to, for the first time in a long while, see how the Redmond firm's box is performing in...

  • News Sony's Dropped a Clanger with This Let's Play Lark

    Company tries to trademark YouTube term

    Sony, why?! The early success of the PlayStation 4 can be assigned to the feel-good factor that the Japanese giant built around the format: the gamer-centric marketing, the agreeable policies, the Jack Tretton smackdown – so why the heck is the company jeapordising that by trying to trademark the popular...

  • Feature What Did We Learn from Hideo Kojima's Sony Tech Tour?

    Ac!d trip

    For the past week and a bit, Metal Gear maker Hideo Kojima has been touring the world with PlayStation 4 system architect Mark Cerny. The uber-intelligent twosome – who must surely have a combined IQ nearing the 300s – have been hitting the headquarters of practically all PlayStation studios,

  • News Your Full February PlayStation Plus Lineup Is Strong

    No, really

    You already know part of your February PlayStation Plus lineup, but what about the rest? As reported earlier, isometric cross-buy blaster Helldivers and quirky soup sim Nom Nom Galaxy are the headliners – but the PlayStation 3 lineup is pretty great, with fighting game spin-off Persona 4 Arena Ultimax and

  • News Anticipated PS4 Exclusive RIME May Finally Get Some New Details Soon

    RIME time

    Oh RIME, we remember when you broke our heart by looking incredibly promising all the way back at GamesCom 2013 - and then you all but disappeared into the void for two years. For what feels like an eternity, people have been wondering just what the heck has happened to the PlayStation 4 exclusive with its notable absence at numerous...

  • News Your Free February PlayStation Plus Games for PS4 Have Leaked

    Helldivers and Nom Nom Galaxy join the fun

    February's big PlayStation Plus update will include isometric alien shooter Helldivers and quirky factory sim Nom Nom Galaxy on the PlayStation 4. The lineup has been leaked via the new-gen system's user interface, which includes a Coming Soon screen featuring the two forthcoming freebies. At the time of...

  • News Let's Remember the Iconic PSone Start Screen Together

    Sony Computer Entertainment presents

    Much like Polygon Man at an E3 event eons ago, Sony Computer Entertainment is being taken out into the parking lot and shot. The Japanese giant announced today that it will be merging the iconic organisation with Sony Network Entertainment to create a new company called Sony Interactive Entertainment. It'

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    Review Gravity Rush Remastered

    Katnip

    It's a good thing that ex-PlayStation Vita exclusive Gravity Rush is getting a sequel, because playing PlayStation 4 port Gravity Rush Remastered highlights the untapped potential that this fledgling franchise harbours. Four years removed from its Japanese debut, the upside-down action platformer feels a little lacking in the mission variety...

  • Reaction What Does the Death of Sony Computer Entertainment Mean?

    Going through changes

    Sony Computer Entertainment, the iconic company that gave birth to the billion dollar PlayStation brand, is dead – or, at least, it will be when the new financial year begins on 1st April. The Japanese giant has announced its intention today to merge the PlayStation maker with Sony Network Entertainment, a companion...

  • News Say Goodbye to Sony Computer Entertainment

    PlayStation now operates under Sony Interactive Entertainment

    This is not the news that we expected to wake up to on a chilly Tuesday morning: Sony Computer Entertainment is no more. Don't panic, PlayStation is very much alive – but the iconic organisation housing the billion dollar brand has been renamed Sony Interactive Entertainment. It's...

  • Feature This Man's PS4 Collection Is Bigger Than Yours

    Size matters

    Hidden inside Valtteri Hyttinen's unassuming Finnish home lives a treasure: a PlayStation 4 collection so large that it spans an entire wall, and is growing by the day. The digital specialist lives and breathes Sony's new-gen box, spending his day building the PlayStation brand's social media presence, while his evenings are dedicated...

  • News Sony and Square Enix Are at It Again with Dragon Quest Builders' Marketing

    Another brick in the wall

    Remember when Sony partnered with Square Enix to cover Shinjuku train station in Dragon Quest Heroes bubble wrap? Japanese commuters were free to pop slimes until their fingers ached, and the result was an advertising campaign worth writing about. And now, with Dragon Quest Builders launching this week in the Land of the...

  • Talking Point What February PlayStation Plus Freebies Do You Want?

    Take your pick

    It's time once again to dig out your very best tap shoes and get ready to stomp them silly when February's big PlayStation Plus update inevitably doesn't live up to your expectations. While there's no official word from Sony at the time of typing, we're expecting it to reveal next month's roster of free releases at some point over...

  • News Hideo Kojima's PlayStation World Tour Arrives in London

    Rule, Britannia

    Hideo Kojima's very public technology tour has touched down in London, where he'll presumably spend the start of next week checking out the latest titles from London Studio and Media Molecule. For those that haven't been keeping up, the Metal Gear maker has spent a chunk of

  • News PS4 Exclusive DriveClub Ups the Ante with Hardcore Mode

    Evolution, indeed

    "What the Dickens!" Push Square boss man Anthony Dickens is sure to exclaim when he reads this article. The big cheese struggles with DriveClub in its default simcade state, so Hardcore mode is sure to have him staring at the luxuriously rendered roadside bumpers with more regularity. Game director Paul Rustchynsky confirmed the...

  • News PS4, Vita Prices Plunge in NA PlayStation Store Flash Sale

    How low can you go?

    How's that wallet of yours holding up? Hopefully you've got a few cents sitting somewhere in its change pocket, because Sony has dropped a surprise Flash Sale on the North American PlayStation Store. This weekend's festivities span the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita, and appear to encompass smaller games. The...

  • Feature The Best Games on PS4 - Winter 2016 Edition

    Back for more

    It's been six months since we controversially categorised the best games on the PlayStation 4, and a lot has happened since then. Not only have a handful of absentees from last year's 20 strong shortlist won a place in our most active organs, but new releases have also caused us to reconsider the cream of the crop. So, in what we...

  • News PS4 Games Named Most Accessible for People with Disabilities

    Good stuff

    Gaming is a pastime that anyone can enjoy, but not every release takes into account players with disabilities. While the PlayStation 4 does now allow users to reassign buttons at an operating system level – thus making titles more accessible to everyone – the Able Gamers charity is still eager to recognise those releases that are...

  • News Yep, PS4 Is Wrecking the Competition in France, Too

    On top of the Old World

    Surprise, surprise: the PlayStation 4 is sweeping aside the Xbox One and Wii U in France according to newly released sales data from French publication LeFigaro. As we reported earlier, Sony's latest console is also dominating the market in Germany, so it's safe to say that the Japanese company appears to still ha

  • News PS4 Is Walking All Over the Competition in Germany

    Sony controls almost 70 per cent of the market

    There's a perception perhaps more among American gamers that the PlayStation 4 is only really seeing such wild success right now because Microsoft dropped the ball with its Xbox One at launch. While there's some truth to that, we've always tried to explain that the main reason Sony's so far ahead is...

  • News Check Your Emails, Tomorrow Children

    Beta codes going out today

    If you recently signed up for The Tomorrow Children beta on PlayStation 4, then you may want to go and give your emails a gander, as Sony's busy sending out codes over the course of today. If you've managed to nab one, you'll need to agree to the beta licensing mumbo jumbo then click through the appropriate links to...

  • News Nintendo's NX Probably Won't Be Compatible with the PS4

    Despite what you may have heard

    Embrace the nonsense because alongside that dumb-as-a-Jim-Carrey-and-Jeff-Daniels-double-act survey that's leaked, the silly circus has well and truly erected a tent on top of the as of yet unannounced Nintendo NX. Reports around the web earlier this morning suggested that the House of Mario's new piece of...

  • News Sony Reveals the PlayStation Store's Best Sellers For 2015

    Go big or go home

    There aren't too many surprises to be found in the PlayStation Store's list of best sellers for 2015, but hey, everyone likes a look at what's been hot over the last 12 months. In Europe, Destiny: The Taken King took the crown as the most downloaded PlayStation 4 title, beating out the likes of Call of Duty: Black Ops III - which...

  • News In the Mood for an RPG? Loads of Discounts Critical Hit the EU PlayStation Store

    Bloodborne, Dragon Quest, Diablo, and more

    The European PlayStation Store's got a pretty impressive selection of discounts going on right now with a ton of role-playing games up for grabs. The likes of Bloodborne: Game of the Year Edition, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition, and Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition have all...

  • News No, Uncharted 4's Dialogue Options Won't Impact the Story

    "We're not making Mass Effect"

    Remember Uncharted 4: A Thief's End at last year's PlayStation Experience? Naughty Dog showed off some gameplay which revealed that Nathan Drake's latest would have dialogue options, essentially allowing you to pick your way through cutscenes. There was an audible gasp from the the crowd when the choices popped up on...

  • News Sony Boasts About the PS4's Japanese Lineup with Sick Beats

    That's a rap

    Sony started last year with a deluge of PlayStation 4 releases in Japan, and it looks like it's adopting the exact same strategy in 2016. The marketing tactics have changed, however: the platform holder has just uploaded a video featuring a handful of the device's upcoming titles set to some crunk beats. It's probably the dumbest thing

  • News Kojima's Been Checking Out the Motion Capture Studio Used for The Last of Us

    The world tour begins

    Mark Cerny and Hideo Kojima's world tour is going to generate more degrees on N4G than a nude Rise of the Tomb Raider mod, isn't it? After opening his Twitter account in epic fashion earlier today, the PlayStation 4 architect has been posting shots of the Metal Gear maker like he's in danger of going out of fashion.

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