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October2015

  • News The PlayStation Store Seems to Be Getting a Wishlist

    Alright, who wished for it?

    There's good news for people who can't remember which games they'd like to buy: the PlayStation Store appears to be getting a wishlist. Only available on the plaza's web browser-based version for now, the feature allows you to 'Heart' specific titles that you want to track. These will then be added to your wishlist for...

  • News Custom PS4 Faceplates Are Coming to Europe Next Month

    Tempting

    November is going to be a big month for the PlayStation 4, with blockbusters like Fallout 4 and Star Wars: Battlefront hitting the system - but why splash all of your hard earned cash on such frivolous items? What you really need to nab are a few custom faceplates for your machine. Yep, 'plates are coming to Europe next month on the 18th...

  • News New PS4 Games Will Be Revealed in Paris Next Week

    But what will they be?

    It's a controversial opinion, but here at Push Square Towers we've always preferred the likes of Gamescom over E3. There's method in our madness: the European press conferences tend to air at a reasonable hour, but they also play host to more out-there announcements – the likes of RIME and WiLD being prime examples. Next...

  • Rumour Until Dawn Goes On-Rails for PlayStation VR DLC

    More like off the rails, right?

    Until Dawn is one of the best games of the year because of its intentionally crumby plot and ham acting – so we're not sure how we feel about the game getting a PlayStation VR powered side story. Apparently that's exactly what Supermassive Games is working on, though, as a Destructoid tip-off has hinted that a...

  • News This Cherry Blossoms PS4 Theme Is Blooming Brilliant

    Pretty in pink

    Let's not beat around the hedgerow: most PlayStation 4 themes suck. Fortunately there are companies out there who are working to improve the quality of the system's animated backgrounds, and this Cherry Blossoms theme is a great example. Not only is it a lovely looking wallpaper in its own right, but it also works with the console's...

  • News PS4's Until Dawn Discounted in Spooky EU Hallowe'en Sale

    Boo

    If you tend to prefer the 'treat' part of Hallowe'en, then this European PlayStation Store sale should give you a sugar rush. Set to run through the spooky season, Sony has deployed a salvo of discounts across the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita – and the offers extend to relatively recent releases like Until Dawn and

  • News PS4's Price Cut Down to Size in the UK

    Down to £299.99 from today

    We've got to admit, the rollout of the PlayStation 4's first price drop has been so disjointed that it's been hard to muster a whole lot of enthusiasm about it. First it was Japan that decided to play limbo, with the rest of Asia following a few days later. North America joined

  • News Now the PS4's Price Has Dropped in Australia

    And Europe will be next

    You can expect a PlayStation 4 price drop to be announced for Europe in the morning, as the appliance has just seen its RRP slashed in Australia. Despite them playing football with their hands down under, the country is actually operated by SCEE, and gaffer Jim Ryan commented on the reduction in a press release. "We are...

  • News People Are Having Real Problems Paying with Credit Cards on the PlayStation Store

    Invalid info

    There are more games launching on the PlayStation Store than ever before, but many people are having problems actually purchasing them. Sony's payment servers have been randomly rendering credit cards invalid for as long as we can remember, but the issue appears to be getting worse – as active threads on various websites testify...

  • News 7 Reasons You Should Grab the PlayStation Access App on PS4

    Like, share, subscribe

    Sorry, we're not really going to list out seven reasons why you should download the PlayStation Access app on the PlayStation 4, that was just a gag… About the team's countdown lists… And YouTube… And – never mind. We are big fans of the channel, though, and figured that you should know that you can get your regular...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 3.10 Brings New Features

    Lots of new stickers

    PlayStation 4 firmware update v3.00 only launched a few weeks ago, but Sony has already followed up with some new features. While stability updates are common after a big system software overhaul, firmware update v3.10 actually includes some nifty new features – including a bunch of stickers based upon The Last of Us, God of...

  • Talking Point Does EA Access Really Represent Poor Value for PS4 Players?

    Vault the fence

    It's been over a year now since Sony deemed EA Access poor value for PlayStation 4 players. The subscription-based service – which allows Xbox One owners to pay £3.99/$4.99 a month for, er, access to an ever expanding library of EA published games – was originally pitched to the PlayStation maker and Microsoft, but only the...

  • News PlayStation Wishes the NES a Happy 30th Anniversary

    Now you're playing with power

    It's the tenth anniversary of PlayStation 2 classic Shadow of the Colossus' launch today – but it's the Nintendo Entertainment System's big 30th birthday as well. Acknowledging the event, Sony posted a brief message on Twitter to celebrate the North American release of the House of Mario's iconic grey slab. "Dear...

  • News This PS4 Commercial Is Going to Sell a Lot of Consoles

    Feel the force

    Oh boy! Sony has uploaded its official Holiday 2015 commercial for North America – and it's a real humdinger. Based, unsurprisingly, upon Star Wars Battlefront, this advertisement not only serves up some bad ass special effects – but it also bangs the nostalgia drum hard. Given that we're mere weeks away from being submerged into...

  • News Is This a Thief's End for Nolan North as Uncharted 4 Mocap Concludes?

    X marks the end

    There's a strong chance that Nathan Drake may not survive Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, which means that this photograph of Nolan North in his trademark mocap suit could be the last that we see of him as the iconic protagonist for some time. Neil Druckmann, the creative director on Naughty Dog's hotly anticipated PlayStation 4...

  • News DriveClub's Going to Get Even More PS4 Trophies

    Bllling

    DriveClub currently has 122 Trophies, which means that it's one gong short of being the most fruitful PlayStation 4 release for hunters of polished virtual pots. And it'll be overtaking adversary DC Universe Online soon, as director Paul Rustchynsky has revealed that there are "plenty more" trinkets on the way. These, presumably, will all...

  • News Can Your Wallet Survive the Latest NA PS Store Flash Sale?

    You're about to find out

    As was already outed earlier in the week, the North American PlayStation Store has landed a new Flash Sale – this time with a survival theme. The promotional period – which is set to end on Monday, 19th October – spans all three PlayStation platforms, and includes some real bargains, such as Everybody's

  • News The Bunker Beckons as NA PlayStation Store Survival Sale Nears

    Flash bang

    A heads up ahead of potential impending financial problems: there's a North American PlayStation Store Flash Sale on the horizon. Eagle eyed North American PlayStation Store users spotted signage for some upcoming 'Survival Deals' on the digital plaza, though it's unclear just yet what it will entail. Given the name, we'd expect stuff...

  • News Ratchet & Clank Could Be the Best Video Game Movie Ever

    Kick some asteroid

    Ratchet & Clank looks so good in film form that it's hard to believe that it's taken this long for Sony to bring the platforming icons to the silver screen. This brand new trailer for the franchise's forthcoming flick has all of the ingredients that it needs to succeed: skittish jump cuts, on-the-nose gags, and a Galantis...

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    Review Spyro the Dragon

    Don't Gnorc it

    While Insomniac Games has become one of PlayStation's most recognised developers, it cut its teeth with the little known PSone first-person shooter Disruptor, which launched in 1996. It was a DOOM clone among many others that populated the gaming landscape at the time, but there were aspects to it that made it stand out among the...

  • News This Is the Flashiest PS Plus Voucher You'll Ever Buy

    For the old-school players

    Buying digital goods physically is rarely all that appealing in our opinion, but Sony's come up with a way to turn a bog standard PlayStation Plus voucher into a collector's item. Available from GAME in the UK now for an eye watering £59.99, the 20th Anniversary PlayStation Steelbook includes a 12 month membership to...

  • News PS4 Exclusive Bloodborne Gets Presumptuous with Game of the Year Edition

    Prepare to die

    Bloodborne is currently this author's Game of the Year, and unless the final episode of Life Is Strange is something truly special, it's unlikely to be bettered in your humble host's eyes. Still, we can't help but feel that Sony is being the teeniest bit presumptuous with Bloodborne: Game of the Year Edition – namely because it...

  • News You've Seen Most of This New PS4 Commercial Before

    Bringing out the big guns

    Sony's prepared a fresh commercial to promote the PlayStation 4's new price point in the United States, but you've seen most of it before. A montage of mainly third-party blockbusters, the platform holder's ditched Assassin's Creed Syndicate in favour of Unc

  • News Uncharted 4's Single Player DLC May Plot an Experimental Path

    Left behind

    Truly great downloadable content doesn't come around very often, but The Last of Us: Left Behind is a rare example of an add-on pack that lived up to the legacy of the campaign that it was expanding. Having got the bug for single player expansions, Naughty Dog announced recently that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End would receive some...

  • Rumour Is Sony Preparing a Shock No Man's Sky Release?

    Look to the Paris Games Week

    No Man's Sky has been appearing on various mainstream television shows of late, which is curious considering that the game doesn't have a release date. However, there's some speculation that the title could release during Sony's big Paris Games Week press conference later in the month. The source of the speculation is...

  • News How Many Hours Until Dawn 2 Is Announced for PS4?

    Supermassive already discussing sequel

    There are times here at Push Square Towers where we question whether we should stick with certain headlines, but this one's so terrible that your humble host's going to use it. Anyway, enough editorial internalising: Supermassive Games has hinted in an interview with PlayStation Lifestyle that it's already...

  • Poll Which Uncharted Game Would You Crown as Your Fave?

    Prized plunder

    Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is out globally today, which means that surround sound systems around the world will be emitting those famous words "oh crap" a not-so insignificant number of times over the coming weeks. Of course, with the PlayStation 4 compilation stirring fond memories, it's perhaps a timely period for us...

  • News Uncharted's PS4 Compilation Has the Power to Be a System Seller, Says Sony

    Diamond in the rough

    We're not sure about other countries, but Sony's marketing the absolute crap out of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection here in the UK. Considering that great games like Until Dawn and to a lesser degree Bloodborne got shorter shift, it's been a surprise to see Naughty Dog's series appear during commercials for virtually...

  • News Xbox Chief Thinks the PS4 May Have Microsoft Beat

    "Sony has a huge lead"

    It's not often that you see global corporations concede to the competition, but Xbox head Phil Spencer has suggested that the console war is over already. Speaking at the 2015 GeekWire Summit, the suit admitted that the PlayStation 4 already has a "huge lead" over the Xbox One – and he isn't sure that it can ever be...

  • News Play Hundreds of PS3 Games on Your PS4, Vita in the Free PlayStation Now Trial

    Subscriptions cost £12.99 per month

    Have you been anti-PlayStation Now from the outset? Well, the service now has an opportunity to win you over if you're in the UK, as Sony's just rolled out a subscription option with a free trial. For the not-so extortionate price of £12.99 per month, you'll be able to stream hundreds of PlayStation 3 games to...

  • Guide Where to Find All 61 Treasures in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune on PS4

    Strange relics

    Nathan Drake may also be a comedian and serial killer, but he's a treasure hunter at heart. There are a whopping 61 treasures for you to find in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, and to coincide with the release of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, we figured that we'd share the locations of them all. Without further ado, then,...

  • News Sony: There's Never Been a Better Time to Join the PS4 Community

    Refuelled

    As expected, Sony is dropping the price of the PlayStation 4 in North America. Starting tomorrow, the console will be available for as low as $349.99 in the United States with a copy of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection included, and according to SCEA president Shawn Layden, this is all part of the platform holder's desire to offer...

  • News PS4's Price Officially Drops to $349.99 in USA Starting Friday

    How low can you go?

    We told you that it was coming: the PlayStation 4 will officially drop to $349.99 starting tomorrow, 9th October, in the United States. The console previously carried an MSRP of $399.99 in the all-important nation, so this represents a reasonable drop of $50. All of the console's current bundles have been adjusted to represent...

  • News Isn't There a Better Way to Present the Hundreds of Rock Band 4 Songs on the PS Store?

    Get your act together

    We've put up and shut up for long enough, but now the PlayStation Store's really taking the pee. So, anyone that's popped into the latest downloadable content section of the PlayStation 4's online plaza will know that it's been overrun with Rocksmith 2014 Edition songs and Dead or Alive 5 costumes in the past – but the...

  • News Yoshida: PlayStation VR Is Not Another PS Move, 3D TV

    The start of another 20 years of great progress

    We've tried PlayStation VR and have been pretty impressed with the experience so far, but the big worry – as with any peripherals that Sony creates – is that it won't get the kind of support that it deserves. Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida isn't concerned about that, though, because...

  • News Sony Bend's PS4 Exclusive Is the Studio's Biggest Ever

    And it's awesome, apparently

    Sony Bend has been a part of the Worldwide Studios furniture for a long time, creating franchises such as Syphon Filter, while also expanding upon existing ones like Resistance. However, ever since the release of Uncharted: Golden Abyss, the company has been quiet. The question on everyone's lips, then, is just what is...

  • News Sony: Paris Games Week Presser Will Be Positioned Similarly to Gamescom

    Expect lots of announcements

    Sony skipped Gamescom earlier in the year, but don't worry, as it's planning a similarly scaled press conference for Paris Games Week a little later in the month. Speaking on the latest episode of PS I Love You XOXO, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida suggested that we can expect comparable announcements to...

  • News Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 Patch Improves Aiming

    Squashes minor bugs

    Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is not your average remaster. In addition to sprucing up the visuals, port house BluePoint Games has dug into the source code and manipulated the aiming algorithm in each included title in order to ensure that it's consistent across the board. But while we were quite happy with the default...

  • News Your Free PlayStation Plus Games Can Be Downloaded Now

    Yay?

    October's free PlayStation Plus games are available now – well, in Europe at least. The goodies – which include Super Meat Boy and Broken Age on the PlayStation 4 – will be yours to download for the remainder of the month. Expect them to be available in North America when the PlayStation Store updates a little later in the day. We've...

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    Review Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

    Sic Parvis Magnificent

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves changed everything. The critically acclaimed adventure not only went on to win copious awards following its October 2009 launch, but it also kickstarted a chain of PlayStation 3 exclusives, which – alongside a much needed hardware revision – steered Sony's flagging brand back towards commercial...

  • News Don't Get Your Hopes Up for an Uncharted Game Without Nathan Drake

    He's here to stay

    Nathan Drake's been the star of every Uncharted game to date, and sadly for those who think that he's a bit of a douche, we wouldn't put money on seeing him lose his role any time soon. In an interview with the Official PlayStation Magazine, Naughty Dog's Josh Scherr says that it's "hard to imagine" the property without its cocky...

  • Rumour Did a US Retailer Just Leak a PS4 Price Drop?

    Yes, probably

    So, that PlayStation 4 price drop's definitely coming – even if some conspicuous text on Target's website is not necessarily confirmation just yet. The retailer's currently advertising the console for $349.99, with the words "$50 price drop on the PS4" plastered in bold across the page. There's also a picture of the Uncharted: The...

  • News Sony Admits PS4 Exclusive Until Dawn Was a Sleeper Hit

    Slasher success

    There's a bit of revisionist history going on with Until Dawn at the moment. The game has been hugely successful for Sony – both critically and commercially – but with a bit more marketing there's no doubt that it could have been an even bigger success. As such, armchair analysts believe that the platform holder missed a trick...

  • News Microsoft Just Bought the Tech Powering a Ton of PS4 Games

    But there's nothing to worry about

    We're going to assume that the majority of you reading this article have heard of Havok. Even if you don't know what the mysterious technology does, its logo has appeared during the boot sequence of so many titles that we'd be shocked if you haven't seen it before. In the simplest of terms, the engine essentially...

  • First Impressions Shadow of the Beast Is Bloody Brilliant on PS4

    Stepping out of the shadows

    One of the quieter demo stations that we saw this year at EGX was for the reboot of eighties gaming classic, Shadow of the Beast. Now, this wasn't much of a surprise, especially since its announcement a couple of years ago at Gamescom was met with a resounding "huh, never heard of it" from anyone under the age of...

  • News At Least PS4 Firmware Update 3.00 Appears to Have Boosted Download Speeds

    Silver lining

    We were rather critical of PlayStation 4 firmware update v3.00 in our feature earlier today, but one positive that appears to be doing the rounds is that the system software refresh has boosted download speeds. Slow downloads have been a constant criticism on Sony's new-gen console of late, perhaps suggesting that it was a bug rather...

  • News PlayStation's Just Renamed a Theatre in Times Square

    New York, New York

    Could this generation be any more different to the last one? There were times during the PlayStation 3 era where Sony's flagship gaming brand felt like it'd been pushed into the background, but you can't avoid it these days. Case in point: the platform holder's just renamed Times Square's gigantic 2,150-capicity concert venue to...

  • News What's Hideo Kojima Doing with PS4 Maker Mark Cerny?

    All smiles

    Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is finished, and if you believe industry gossip, series creator Hideo Kojima is soon to be a free agent. This photograph of the legend posing with PlayStation 4 architect Mark Cerny was certain to draw attention, then. The picture was posted on Twitter earlier today, though the meeting does seem pretty...

  • News Sony: We Want to Continue Working with From Software

    Praise the moon

    Bloodborne is without doubt one of the best games of the year, and its forthcoming expansion is one of this author's most anticipated holiday releases. From Software, however, is a very busy organisation, so what are the chances of Sony teaming up with the company again to create a sequel or some kind of new game? Worldwide Studios...

  • Opinion PS4 Firmware Update 3.00 Is One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

    Making a mess

    Sony often gets criticised for being slow to update its console in comparison to the competition, but the reality is that the PlayStation 4 launched in a much better place than people give it credit for. There are obvious tweaks that still need to be made to the user interface to improve it – folders, friends notifications, and so...

  • News PS4 Communities Are Already Walking on the Wild Side

    Not safe for work

    We're quite fond of the PlayStation 4's new Communities feature – you can find out how to join the Push Square page through here – but Sony might have known that it wouldn't take long for the addition to be, ahem, corrupted. While there are plenty of legit groups built around forums, favourite bands, and football teams – we...

September2015

  • Site News Join the Push Square Community on PS4

    Forever friends

    Now there's an easier way for you to hook up with other Push Square members to play your games – courtesy of the PlayStation 4's brand new Communities feature. Alright, a lack of foresight on Sony's part means that it's actually not all that easy to join in on the fun, but we've spent the day figuring out a handful of ways that...

  • News This Journey Collector's Edition Trailer Features Your Favourite PlayStation Website

    Straight to the top

    Journey's physical collector's edition is out now on the PlayStation 4, and the title's got a lovely launch trailer to celebrate. Boasting an emotional score and plenty of gameplay, it's a thoughtful representation of thatgamecompany's masterpiece, which is packaged alongside the wonderful Flower and flOw. Of course, if the...

  • News October's PlayStation Plus Lineup Is Going to P*** People Off

    Oh dear

    Oh no! Oh no! Batten down the hatches, adopt the foetal position, and keep out of every PlayStation owner's way – because next month's PlayStation Plus update really is a bad one. There's been plenty of criticism pointed at Sony's service over the past 18 months or so, but we've always felt that there have been redeeming qualities to the...

  • Feature 7 Improvements That Make Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Feel Fresh on PS4

    X marks the spot

    Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is a remaster worth treasuring, as our first impressions explained in more detail last week. But while the presentation and overall package is worthy of acclaim, developer Bluepoint Games has gone the extra mile with this lovingly compiled collection. Indeed, there are a handful of new...

  • Round Up Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Reviews Climb to the Top

    Fortune and glory

    If you didn't have a chance to play Naughty Dog's action adventure trilogy on PlayStation 3, then we reckon that you're in for a real treat with Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection on PlayStation 4 - and the freshly released reviews for these particular remastered adventures back us up on that line of reasoning. With high...

  • Soapbox From Pretender to Major Player - Remembering PlayStation's Rise from the Frontlines

    Former CVG editor Paul Davies shares his memories of Sony's 32-bit legend

    As we all know, the PlayStation is 20 years old this week – at least in Europe. Rather than make this a study in retrospect of what truly happened from that glorious month of September 1995 onwards, I've been asked to plunder my own brain for thoughts on the impact made by...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 3.00 Weighs in at 250.3MB

    Available to download now

    The day doth cometh, as PlayStation 4 firmware update v3.00 has arrived. The system software overhaul weighs in at just 250.3MB in size, so shouldn't take you longer than ten or so minutes to download on an average connection. Remember that if you leave your system in Rest Mode it will do all of the heavy lifting for you...

  • Soapbox PSone Has Just as Much to Offer Today as It Did 20 Years Ago

    Stephen Tailby thinks Sony's first system has stood the test of time

    The name PlayStation is now synonymous with video games, with a legacy extending back to the mid-90s. At that time, Sony introduced us to a polygonal playground where, finally, 3D games could be fully realised. Ever since, PlayStation has remained at the cutting edge of console...

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    Review WipEout

    FEISARis, not Surfaris

    Republished on Tuesday, 29th September 2015: We're bringing this review back from the archives to celebrate the PSone's big 20th Anniversary in Europe today. The original text follows. Originally published on Saturday, 12th October 2013: When the magazine reviews of WipEout landed a month after its September 1995 release,...

  • Feature The 10 Best Worst PSone Covers

    The bad, the ugly, and the beautifully bad

    Box art today is not usually all that interesting. You go to the shop to pick up your copy of Call of Battlefield: War with Guns and the cover art is usually a grizzled white guy walking away from the camera, surrounded with brown and more brown – well, unless you're Battlefield, which uses nothing but...

  • News You Owe It to Yourself to Spin This Free WipEout Record Today

    Groove jet

    As any of you that have had a cursory glance at the Push Square homepage will know: today is PlayStation's big 20th anniversary in Europe. Of course, this means that it's also WipEout's birthday, as the first entry in Psygnosis' high-octane series deployed alongside the PSone all the way back on 29th September, 1995. And what better way...

  • News October PlayStation Plus Games to Be Revealed Very Soon

    What could possibly await us?

    Can you believe that we're only a day away from October? Despairing at how fast life passes us by aside, we've usually had confirmation of next month's PlayStation Plus games by now, but there's been no word of what's on the menu yet. Of course, Sony's never been one to stick to particular dates, so it's no surprise...

  • News Sony Really Needs to Stop Teasing Crash Bandicoot's Return

    You can't have your cake and eat it

    Look at that cake. Just look at the bloody thing. Celebrating PlayStation's 20th anniversary in Europe, Sony's had the delightful desert whipped up in celebration - but did it really have to sit Crash Bandicoot on top of the edible consoles? PlayStation's original orange mascot is now owned by Activision, but...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 3.00 Rolls Out Tomorrow

    PlayStation Plus cloud storage increased and more

    Firmware update days have become significant events in the PlayStation Nation, with big refreshes attracting significant attention to the system. Brace yourself for 30th September, then, as after an extensive beta testing period, Sony has announced that system software v3.00 – codenamed 'Kenshin'...

  • News A Very Happy 20th Birthday to PlayStation

    Birthday bashings

    Pull out your party poppers, put on a paper hat, and pick out your best retro game tee – the PSone turns 20 today. Yes, we know that your attention just turned to a certain The Smiths song, but we're confident that this neverending anniversary is finally coming to a close. All the way back on 29th September, 1995, the original...

  • News Here's Why Uncharted: Golden Abyss Isn't in Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

    Not quite a full collection

    Uncharted: Golden Abyss wasn't included in Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection because it fell too far outside of the trilogy's story arc, Naughty Dog has revealed. "It was definitely under consideration, because we were trying to see how we could collect all of the Uncharted games," community strategist Arne Meyer...

  • News PlayStation Dominates EDGE's Greatest Ever Games

    Cream of the crop

    World regarded rag EDGE has compiled a list of the 100 greatest ever video games – and PlayStation has secured four of the top five slots. Dark Souls topped the list, with Grand Theft Auto V, The Last of Us, Bloodborne, and Half-Life 2 rounding out the top five. Sony must be rubbings its hands over that lineup – especially...

  • Opinion Sony's Not Solely to Blame for PS Vita's Demise

    Direct your anger elsewhere

    Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida suggested this weekend that Sony won't make another handheld. Asked about the PlayStation Vita at EGX 2015, he said that the "climate" for dedicated portable platforms is not healthy right now because of the dominance of mobile gaming. This made a lot of people angry, with many...

  • News Nathan Drake Originally Looked Like a Douche

    What a mug

    Imagine playing one of the Uncharted games. Imagine an opening cutscene in which series protagonist Nathan Drake wanders into shot, and he looks like the sort of guy you'd love to punch square in the jaw. Okay, so maybe you don't like the cocky explorer in the first place - that's fine - but you can't possibly think that this particular...

  • Feature How Comfortable Is PlayStation VR to Wear?

    Highfalutin head gear

    PlayStation VR is pretty impressive. Sony's virtual reality headset – previously known as Project Morpheus – can stimulate some profound emotions, as proven by our Kitchen write-up. Capcom's survival horror demo lacks any real interaction, but the sense of place that it provides is unparalleled; we stepped away from the...

  • News Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Will Grapple with 44GB of Your PS4

    Treasure chest

    We did ponder internally whether Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection would ship on multiple Blu-rays, but developer Bluepoint has worked its magic and managed to squeeze all three escapades into 44GB of space. This is particularly impressive when you consider that Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception consumed over 30GB on the...

  • First Impressions Ratchet & Clank PS4 Is a Pixar Movie Brought to Life

    Lookin' nuts

    Remember when Sony famously said that the PlayStation 2 would be capable of powering Toy Story-esque visuals in realtime? We've been waiting a long time for it to deliver on that statement. But with Ratchet & Clank on the PlayStation 4, developer Insomniac Games may have finally succeeded, as this is one of the most visually...

  • News Never Say Never to New WipEout Release on PS4

    Not quite wiped out

    WipEout is a part of PlayStation's DNA, and speaking at EGX 2015 this week, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida suggested that the series has not been retired - despite the closure of legendary developer Studio Liverpool a few years ago. Speaking during a panel, the super passionate suit said that it tries to find a...

  • News Don't Hold Your Breath for a New PlayStation Handheld

    Climate is not healthy right now

    Sony's more or less ruled out the possibility of a new portable PlayStation platform, as Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida told an audience at EGX 2015 this week that the market "climate is not healthy" for dedicated handheld gaming devices right now. Quizzed by a fan on whether the PlayStation Vita could...

  • First Impressions Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Is PS4 Gold

    Greatness from not-so small beginnings

    You didn't think that Sony was going to treat its flagship franchise poorly, did you? A lot's been said and written about the PlayStation 4's exclusive lineup this Christmas, but Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is no slouch. The remastered compilation of Naughty Dog's iconic adventuring trilogy looks...

  • News Naughty Dog's Brainstormed Lots of The Last of Us 2 Ideas

    Still coy about sequel's status, though

    The Last of Us is potentially one of the biggest sleeper hits of the past decade. The title – which many speculated prior to launch would have limited appeal – sold a scary amount of copies across the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and is widely regarded as one of the previous generation's best games...

  • News The Last of Us' PS4 Theme Will Grow on You

    Fungal fun

    Naughty Dog's celebrating Outbreak Day this week, which means that it's announced several juicy The Last of Us details. Those of you paying particular attention to the website will know that the title – alongside various pieces of add-on content – is on offer until 7th October on the PlayStation Store, so make sure that you inhale its...

  • News Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls to Get PS4 Release Dates Soon

    The origami killer awaits

    You'll be screaming about JASON'S safety all over again soon, as it seems that Quantic Dream is getting ready to announce the PlayStation 4 release dates for Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls. The interactive dramas – which both originally deployed on the PlayStation 3 – were confirmed for Sony's new-gen hardware at E3...

  • News Here's Your Custom Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 PS4

    Back in black

    Sony has not one but two blockbuster PlayStation 4 bundles lined up this November, with the already announced Star Wars Battlefront box set to be accompanied on store shelves by a custom Call of Duty: Black Ops III console. The announcement was inevitable ever since

  • News Actually, the PS4's Price Isn't Dropping in the UK

    Not yet, anyway

    Remember last week when Sony seemed to suggest that the PlayStation 4's price was dropping in the UK? Well, it's not. The manufacturer told Eurogamer.net that its Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection packages – which will cost £299.99 for a 500GB model, and £329.99 for a 1TB edition – are taking advantage of a pro

  • News Even Xbox's Boss Is Planning for a PS4 Price Drop in North America

    But how low will Sony go?

    We always thought that the PlayStation 4 would get a price drop this year, and it seems to be happening. Sony revealed at TGS 2015 this week that it will be reducing the device's cost right across Asia, with the UK also seemingly getting in on the action. However, nothing has been announced for North America just yet –...

  • News October's PlayStation Plus Freebies Will Be Revealed Next Week

    Instant Game Collection update on the way

    If you were expecting your selection of PlayStation Plus goodies to be announced sometime this week, then you may want to hold your horses. SCEE employee Fred Dutton has said that it's aiming to reveal the roster next week, with a rollout of the free software likely on Tuesday, 6th October. It's more Super...

  • Feature What Does TGS 2015 Tell Us About PS4 in Japan?

    Things are looking up

    The PlayStation 4's been far from a flop in Japan since its launch last year, but it's failed to kick on in quite the way that we expected it to. The console's sold in fits and starts, with big releases like Dragon Quest Heroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain prompting numbers to increase – only for them to shrink...

  • TGS 2015 Japanese Awards Prompt Smiles for PS4

    Seven of the ten winners launching on PS4

    Sony's presence at TGS 2015 this week was pretty darn impressive, as it dominated the headlines with a slew of announcements. And the Japanese market appears to have responded, with a gaggle of PlayStation 4 titles leaving the show with awards. Winners included: Star Wars Battlefront, Star Ocean 5:...

  • News PS4 Censorship to Blame for Sucky Chinese Sales, Says Sony

    Bans proving problematic

    Sony's struggles with the PlayStation 4 in parts of Asia are well documented, but TGS 2015 proved this week that the system's Japanese sales are sure to soar eventually. It'll now be turning its attention to China, then – a brave new world that seemed incredibly lucrative when a lengthy ban on dedicated gaming boxes was...

  • News Sony Unlikes Facebook on PS3, Vita, and PlayStation TV

    Zapping Zuckerberg

    Sony's dumping Facebook functionality from the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation TV. The features will be fully terminated in January 2016, though various applications have already been removed from the PlayStation Store. "We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your understanding," a...

  • TGS 2015 PS4's Horizon: Zero Dawn Dazzles in Stage Demo

    Ahoy Aloy

    Horizon: Zero Dawn's one of those rare Western games that we reckon has a shot at doing extremely well in Japan, and Sony seems to have recognised that. The platform holder prepared a massive stage demo for the title at TGS 2015 this week, which consisted of a fresh playthrough of the E3 2015 sequence. If you thought that the five minute...

  • TGS 2015 Good Grief! Sony Has More PS4 Exclusives to Show

    It never ends

    Remember that scene from The Simpsons where one Krusty Burger mascot is mauling another, and a little kid screams, "Stop! Stop! He's already dead!" That's how we're starting to feel about the PlayStation 4 in regards to its console competition, because after an admittedly slow start the system is like a raging inferno right about...

  • Feature Eyes On with PlayStation VR at Canada's Largest Gaming Expo 

    Andrew Karklins visits a virtual London

    In early September, I was fortunate enough to experience Sony's first endeavour into the virtual reality space with Project Morpheus, now officially known as PlayStation VR. While attending Fan Expo Canada, a celebration of all things pop culture in downtown Toronto, the Japanese giant showcased many titles...

  • News PS4 Appears to Be Getting a Price Drop in the UK

    Count the pennies and all that

    Sony announced this week that it will be dropping the price of the PlayStation 4 in Japan and much of Asia next month, and it looks like the strategy will extend to the UK as well. While the platform holder's being a little more subtle about things on these shores, Eurogamer.n

  • News Animate Your Bank Account's Paid Out Column with NA PSN Flash Sale

    Cut down to size

    Oh Sony, you sly dogs. Wrecked after a hard week of TGS 2015 coverage, we weren't expecting a North American Flash Sale when we went to bed early last night. Still, this sale is set to run through until Monday, 21st September, so you have ample opportunity to make up your mind. As always you'll find the full list of discounts over...

  • TGS 2015 Sony Suggests PlayStation VR Won't Be Cheap

    Gulp

    PlayStation VR now has an official name, which means that its launch is getting nearer. Due out during the first half of 2016, the platform holder has hinted several times over the past few months that the peripheral is all but finished, and that it's just waiting for the software to catch up. But one thing that we don't know is how much the...

  • TGS 2015 PS4 Is the Most Prolific Platform at Tokyo Game Show

    Smartphones are on top, though

    It's been a particularly good week for the PlayStation 4 at TGS 2015, and that's been beared out by some official show statistics shared by Japanese rag Nikkei. According to the paper there are 103 titles for Sony's new-gen machine on display at this year's show, which is well over double the tally of last year. This...

  • TGS 2015 Gravity Rush Is Getting an Anime Adaptation

    Kat attack

    One of those little stories that slipped through the cracks during Sony's big TGS 2015 press conference earlier this week: Gravity Rush is getting an anime adaptation. The special animation was announced by Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, though there are no other details right now. To be honest, it sounds like it's only...

  • TGS 2015 New Hot Shots Golf Will Boast Buggies and Fishing

    Goin' clubbin'

    New Hot Shots Golf's trailer at TGS 2015 seemed to disappoint franchise fans, but we're actually pretty excited by what Sony's saying about the game. A page on the PlayStation Japan website has revealed a little more about the PlayStation 4 revival, and while we're working with shaky translations here, it certainly sounds like the...

  • TGS 2015 Just How Good Does Gravity Rush Look on PS4?

    Not bad at all

    PlayStation Vita favourite Gravity Rush is defying physics and falling headfirst onto the PlayStation 4 – in remastered form, of course. And in order to celebrate that fact, Sony is showing off the port at TGS 2015 this week, with attendees encouraged to get hands-on time with Kat and Dusty's topsy-turvy adventure. While we've seen...

  • TGS 2015 Phwoar, Those PS4 Faceplates Look Fancy in the Flesh

    Taste the rainbow

    We're sadly not stomping the TGS 2015 show floor, but IGN are, and they've seen something that's caught their eye. No, we're not referring to GREE's lustrous array of booth companions, but those tasty PlayStation 4 faceplates that were announced for the Japanese market earlier in the week. We're not going to embed all of the...

  • News This Limited Edition PS4 Is Solid Gold

    Well, not quite

    We all know that Sony loves a good PlayStation 4 bundle – so much so, in fact, that it's giving away 6,000 systems with Taco Bell's tasty Quesaritos. These aren't any old consoles, however, as they're Limited Edition gold coloured ones, which will only be available from the famous American fast food chain. We already know what...

  • News Plunder PS4 Exclusive Uncharted 4: A Thief's End's Beta This December

    Get access with Nathan Drake Collection

    Your advent calendar may be on display by 4th December, but Christmas will be the last thing on your mind. Naughty Dog has revealed that the Uncharted 4: A Thief's End multiplayer beta will be kicking off on the aforementioned date – and you'll be able to enjoy it through until 13th December if you purchase...

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