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News: Celebrate PlayStation Vita's Birthday with Free Gifts in North America

Celebrate PlayStation Vita's Birthday with Free Gifts in North America

Tons of deals, too

Technically, the PlayStation Vita reached toddler status over the weekend – but seeing as the folks at Sony have only just returned to the office, we'll forgive them this belated birthday gift. In order to celebrate the handheld's third anniversary in North America, the platform holder has prepared a bevy of free gifts and...

News: DriveClub: PlayStation Plus Edition Still Being Looked at for PS4

DriveClub: PlayStation Plus Edition Still Being Looked at for PS4

Patience is a virtue

DriveClub runs like butter these days, but Evolution Studios has said that the racer's promised PlayStation Plus version is still not ready for primetime. And in an interview with Metro, SCEE boss Jim Ryan has furthered that the format holder still has nothing to share on the subject. "That's still being looked at," he said of...

News: Sony Suggests It Will Be Streamlining Its Day One PS4 Patches

Sony Suggests It Will Be Streamlining Its Day One PS4 Patches

"We're going to tighten up"

Want to know the worst thing about the PlayStation 3? You'd put in a disc, and then proceed to twiddle your thumbs while you waited for it to install. Fortunately, the PlayStation 4 solves many of these issues, but it's introduced a new one in its place: the dreaded day one patch. These are getting bigger and bigger as...

News: God of War's Tim Moss: The Order: 1886 Sets the New PS4 Graphics Bar

God of War's Tim Moss: The Order: 1886 Sets the New PS4 Graphics Bar

"I'll be having conversations with the team"

Tim Moss may not be a household name like some of PlayStation's other high-ranking employees, but he's responsible for some of the brand's biggest games. Having served as Sony Santa Monica's director of technology for years, he knows a thing or two about pushing the boundaries of the Japanese giant's...

Review: Resogun: Defenders (PlayStation 4)

Resogun: Defenders (PlayStation 4)

Offence is the best form of defence

Goodbye doesn't always have to be the saddest word – it can be explosive, too. Resogun: Defenders marks the last of the post-launch expansions for Housemarque's critically acclaimed PlayStation 4 shoot-'em-up, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it's something of a humdinger. Packing two brand new modes – Protector...

Review: Hustle Kings (PlayStation 4)

Hustle Kings (PlayStation 4)

Worth a shot

There were no shortage of pub games on the PlayStation 3 by the end of its tenure as Sony's flagship format, and the PlayStation 4 is picking off right where its predecessor left off. Following the release of VooFoo Studios' pretty Pure Pool last year, the Japanese giant has decided to port Hustle Kings – ironically, also originally...

News: Next PS4 Firmware Update Is Not Too Far Out, Says Sony

Next PS4 Firmware Update Is Not Too Far Out, Says Sony

Already overdue

It's been months since PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.00 added some significant features – and bugs – to Sony's next-gen system. Since then, we've had several stability updates, but nothing particularly meaty to sink our teeth into. And this is starting to get frustrating, as the format is still missing key features, such as...

News: This Yakuza Walkman Is for the Franchise's Biggest Fans

This Yakuza Walkman Is for the Franchise's Biggest Fans

Sounds of the Sunshine Orphanage

We know what you've been thinking: "I need a Yakuza Walkman to highlight my franchise fandom." Fortunately, manufacturer Sony is on the same wavelength as you, and has crafted this nifty looking music player to celebrate the series' 10th Anniversary. We were secretly hoping that this would include a tape deck in...

News: The Order: 1886's 256 Page Strategy Guide Is Pure Gold

The Order: 1886's 256 Page Strategy Guide Is Pure Gold

Push square

We're not ones to kick a game when it's down – after all, we really like parts of Ready at Dawn's inaugural PlayStation 4 exclusive – but The Order: 1886 is probably the last title on the planet that needed a 256 page strategy guide. Still, that's exactly what Brady Games has produced, and it's already proving a hit in some hardcore...

News: Sony's Sending Free Evolve PS4 Themes to EU PlayStation Plus Members

Sony's Sending Free Evolve PS4 Themes to EU PlayStation Plus Members

Level up your device's dashboard

PlayStation Plus more or less pays for itself when you look at the free games that get given away on a monthly basis, but the platform holder regularly sends out the odd surprise to engaged members. This Evolve PlayStation 4 theme that's being distributed in Europe is a nice little extra on top of the Instant Game...

News: JRPG Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines Builds a Family on Vita Next Month

JRPG Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines Builds a Family on Vita Next Month

Bloody business

Turn-based title Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines finally has a Western release date -- and it's hopefully sooner than you expected. The relatively dark role-playing game sees you take control of a cursed clan that spans generations. Each family member ages rapidly, and only lives for around two years before the curse takes hold and...

Feature: Four Ways Ready at Dawn Could Make a Much Better The Order: 1886 Sequel for PS4

Four Ways Ready at Dawn Could Make a Much Better The Order: 1886 Sequel for PS4

Rebuilding London

No one wanted The Order: 1886 to succeed more than this author. If you go back and listen to our EGX 2014 discussion, you'll hear your humble host staunchly defend Ready at Dawn's alternate history escapade after an early hands-on demo failed to live up to the expectations of some members in the Push Square team. Reviewing the...

Review: The Order: 1886 (PlayStation 4)

The Order: 1886 (PlayStation 4)

Out of order

The Order: 1886 dares to tread where so many others have fallen, by attempting to fuse interactivity with cinematic qualities. And in some ways, it succeeds: developer Ready at Dawn has clearly sipped from the Holy Grail of the graphics gods, as this is arguably the most technologically accomplished title ever released. However, in its...

News: PS4 Takes Centre Stage in Sony's Big New Three Year Strategy

PS4 Takes Centre Stage in Sony's Big New Three Year Strategy

Growth driver

It's been obvious for a while, but Sony will continue to bet on the PlayStation 4 to put it back in the black. As part of a corporate strategy meeting earlier this week, the Japanese giant labelled its gaming business as a "growth driver", and recognised it as pivotal in its ambition of raising ¥500 billion ($4.2 billion) in earnings...

News: The Order: 1886 Has a Reasonably Sized Day One Patch

The Order: 1886 Has a Reasonably Sized Day One Patch

Old school

Are you sick of ginormous day one patches? Yeah, we are, too. Fortunately, forthcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive The Order: 1886 has plumped up with an update that's a little more manageable, and weighs in at just 30MB in size. The download was spotted by people pre-loading the digital copy, which is available now if you pre-ordered the...

News: Free PS4 Pool Sim Hustle Kings Sneakily Rolls onto the UK PlayStation Store

Free PS4 Pool Sim Hustle Kings Sneakily Rolls onto the UK PlayStation Store

Pot head

There was no mention of Hustle Kings in the latest European PlayStation Store update, but the pool simulator has quietly rolled onto the platform holder's online plaza in the UK. The free-to-play release, which is based upon the VooFoo developed PlayStation 3 title from a few years back, is available to download now, alongside various...