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February2017

  • News Sony's Booked a Ridiculous Amount of E3 2017 Floor Space

    PlayStation booth is 37.5k square feet

    Despite some questions regarding the convention's relevance, Sony's booked a ridiculous amount of E3 2017 floor space. Preliminary plans have been posted online, and while they're subject to change, as of right now the Japanese giant has secured much more of the Los Angeles Convention Centre than its...

  • News Promising PlayStation VR Shooter Farpoint Launches 16th May

    Impulse Gear's fab FPS not far off

    Farpoint is awesome, and is deploying on 16th May. The Starship Troopers-esque first-person shooter sees you whisked away to an alien planet, where you're armed to the teeth and tasked with taking down giant alien bugs. The title – developed by Impulse Gear – will launch alongside the PlayStation VR Aim...

  • News PlayStation VR Is Dominating the Virtual Reality Space

    Peripheral nears one million sales

    Sony's sold around 915,000 PlayStation VR headsets since launch as of 19th February. That's according to group president Andrew House as part of an interview with the New York Times. While it may not sound like an enormous number in isolation, it's worth remembering that the perpetually out of stock peripheral...

  • Weirdness Here's How Horizon's Ruins Could Look in the UK

    Life's looking bleak after Brexit

    We won't spoil which city, but Horizon: Zero Dawn is obviously set in the United States. Sony's marketing machine is in overdrive right now, though, so it's commissioned a series of PhotoShops showing how the game's apocalypse could affect some of the UK's most famous cities. The images span this author's neck of...

  • News PS4 Exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn Can Be Downloaded Now

    Pre-loading begins

    Assuming that you pre-ordered from the PlayStation Store, you can begin downloading Horizon: Zero Dawn in North America right now. The game, which weighs in at almost 50GB, is available for pre-load – though due to the later release date in Europe, you'll need to wait a little longer to pull the files down in the Old World...

  • News Marvel: We Want Spider-Man PS4 to Be Game of the Year

    Great power, great responsibility

    It's worth reiterating that Marvel's approach to games is changing. Gone are the days where it would farm its licenses out to the highest bidder and demand regular movie tie-ins; it's taken a long, hard look at the Batman: Arkham titles and decided to do something different. And that all starts with Spider-Man, the...

  • News Sony May Need to Defuse This Uncharted Movie Thing

    Filmmaker and Naughty Dog don't sound like friends

    Sony's been plotting an Uncharted movie for as long as this website has consumed bandwidth, but the project seems closer to becoming a reality than it's ever been. That's all fine and dandy, but the problem is that Naughty Dog's denied having any involvement with the project. And to make matters...

  • News There's No Truth to the Rumours of a Sucker Punch Spaghetti Western

    Well, bye

    A Reddit rumour claims that inFAMOUS developer Sucker Punch is working on a Spaghetti Western for the PlayStation 4, but there's no truth to it as far as we can tell. The speculation seems to be based upon a bunch of old, unresolved Sony rumours that one poster has just decided to pull together into one place. The person cites artwork...

  • Talking Point Which Free March 2017 PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    That time again

    Surely it's not time for another PlayStation Plus update? Apparently, it is – but then we suppose February is the shortest month of the year. Still, it genuinely doesn't feel like that long ago that Sony dropped complimentary copies of LittleBigPlanet 3 and Not a Hero onto the PlayStation Store, but already it's time to start...

  • Poll Are You Buying Horizon: Zero Dawn?

    Brave new world

    The reviews are out, the scores are in, and the launch trailer is here; it's almost time to get your sweaty hands on Horizon: Zero Dawn - or is it? Guerrilla Games' open world epic is out next week on PlayStation 4, and it's safe to say that there's a lot of excitement in the air. As such, we're here once again to ask you lot what...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Hunts Down a Fantastic Launch Trailer

    Bullseye

    Launch trailers have one job: to get viewers hyped up for an incoming release. Horizon: Zero Dawn hits the market next week on PlayStation 4, so naturally, Sony's pumped out a video to remind us of that fact - and gosh darn is it a good one. Now, we already know Horizon's a great game - we've reviewed it after all - but there's a definite...

  • News PS Plus Free Multiplayer Weekend Is Still Having Issues

    Soooony!

    Ah come on Sony, you can't hype up a free multiplayer weekend and then have the whole thing bugger up multiple times. As some of you may know all too well, PlayStation's free weekend, in which you don't need PlayStation Plus to play games online, hasn't quite panned out so far. Over the last day or so, the company has taken to Twitter in...

  • News PS4 Exclusive Nioh Cuts Through 1 Million Sales, Free DLC Celebrates Today

    Razor sharp

    Bloody and brutal samurai slice-'em-up Nioh has sold over one million copies worldwide, Koei Tecmo has announced. The figure includes both physical units and digital downloads, and for a rather niche PlayStation 4 exclusive that's only been on the market for just over a couple of weeks, that's not a bad number at all. Even better is...

  • News Gravity Rush 2's Free Raven DLC Flies Free on 21st March

    Kat's protection league

    Ready for more Gravity Rush 2? Of course you bloody well are. Japan Studio's sequel was already a meaty game, but it's about to get bigger starting 21st March with the property's previously promised Raven-based DLC. Elaborately named 'The Ark of Time – Raven's Choice', the complimentary story-based content won't cost you a...

  • News This Horizon: Zero Dawn Time Lapse Is Pure Eye Candy

    Phwoar

    For our money, Horizon: Zero Dawn is up there with the best looking games ever made. And y'know what, we're including PC software in that; sure pricey graphics cards can technically do more, but Guerrilla Games' opus is specifically coded to squeeze every last drop of juice out of the PlayStation 4 and, of course, its 4K-capable...

  • News Kojima: Guerrilla Games' Technology Is a League Ahead

    Decima delights

    Hideo Kojima has been chatting about Death Stranding and Guerrilla Games' Decima Engine, as he tends to do every couple of months or so. In an interview with the PlayStation Blog, the auteur has revealed that he believes the aforementioned Dutch developer's Decima Engine technology to be a "league ahead" of everyone else, and that's...

  • News Of Course There's a Death Stranding Easter Egg in Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Ludens lives

    We didn't see this one coming, did you? That's a… Y'know, spot of sarcasm there in case you didn't detect it. As you should already know, Guerrilla Games and Kojima Productions have partnered on the Decima Engine which powers Horizon: Zero Dawn, so unsurprisingly there's an Easter egg for Hideo Kojima's next game buried among the...

  • News Meow! Gravity Rush 2's Kat to Score NieR Automata Costume

    Too good 2B true

    Ever wished you could kit out Gravity Rush 2 protagonist Kat in a little black number? Of course you have. There's good news, then, as during a NieR Automata stream in Japan overnight, it was announced that 2B's outfit will be added to Sony's topsy-turvy title as downloadable content in the future. No further details were revealed,...

  • Soapbox Horizon: Zero Dawn Has Me Even More Hyped for Death Stranding

    Mads world

    Do you remember last year when Metal Gear man Hideo Kojima toured the world with PlayStation 4 architect Mark Cerny searching for an engine to run Death Stranding on? The auteur's voyage spanned America and Europe, stopping at every single one of Sony's first-party studios, including Naughty Dog, Sucker Punch, and Media Molecule. But...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn's Open World Doesn't Suffer a Single Loading Screen

    Take a load off

    The Horizon: Zero Dawn marketing machine just won't stop squeezing out trailers, will it? Sony's latest effort is a shorter clip that quickly goes over the making of the game's open world, with developer Guerrilla Games stating that you won't encounter a single loading screen during your travels. We asked Sammy - who recently...

  • News Amazon UK's Selling a Horizon: Zero Dawn Steelbook Without the Game

    WTF?

    Collector's Editions without the game included do happen but are rare. However, we've never seen a steelbook be sold without a Blu-ray inside. One of the top sellers on Amazon UK right now, though, is a Horizon: Zero Dawn case without the role-playing release included. It's selling for £11.99, and while it's clearly marked, we can't help b

  • News PS4 Games Go Cheap in New European PlayStation Store Sale

    Wallet buster

    A ton of PlayStation 4 games have been discounted in Sony's latest European PlayStation Store sale. EA's leading the charge this time, with the prices cut on virtually its entire library. This means that you'll be able to buy the likes of Titanfall 2, FIFA 17, and Battlefield 1 all at reduced rates; some of its older games like Dragon...

  • News NA PlayStation Store Celebrates Critics' PS4 Favourites

    DOOM! Fallout 4! Overwatch!

    It's the Oscars this weekend – apparently. That's giving Sony an excuse to spotlight some of the PlayStation 4's best games in its annual Critics' Choice Sale. The North American promotion is set to run until 08:00 PT on 28th February, and includes games like DOOM, Fallout 4, and – this author's personal highlight –...

  • News Analyst Believes Horizon: Zero Dawn Could Sell Eight Million Copies

    Brave new world

    Sony's clearly hoping Horizon: Zero Dawn becomes a hit, but how much of a success is still up for debate. A report from SuperData seems particularly bullish about the open world adventure's chances, with CEO Joost van Dreunen predicting that the new intellectual property could sell six million units this year alone – before rising...

  • Soapbox Photo Mode Is a Big Part of Horizon: Zero Dawn's Fun

    Paparazzi

    Oh God, that headline's going to read like a red rag to trolls, isn't it? If you're here to derail the comments, then get that snark out of your system and check back for the rest of the article. Horizon: Zero Dawn is an amazing game, but there is a portion of the experience that's not really been mentioned yet: Photo Mode. Let me be...

  • Round Up Horizon: Zero Dawn PS4 Reviews Reveal Sony's Next Big Thing

    Guerrilla goodness

    The jury was very much still out on Horizon: Zero Dawn until just a few days ago, but Guerrilla Games' open world role-playing release looks poised to become Sony's next big franchise. Reviews have been generally very positive, with only a couple of outliers raining on protagonist Aloy's robo-dino parade. GamesIndustry.biz have...

  • News Which PS4 Exclusive Is Zelda Producer Eiji Aonuma a Big Fan Of?

    Breath of the wild

    Eiji Aonuma, the producer of The Legend of Zelda series, had a particularly busy 2016 as he wrapped up production of Nintendo Switch and Wii U title Breath of the Wild – but he did make time for one particular PlayStation 4 game, as revealed to Game Informer magazine. "I was too busy in 2016, so I couldn't play a lot of games ,...

  • News Horror Here They Lie Will Be Playable Without PlayStation VR Tomorrow

    PS4 Pro support also on the way

    PlayStation VR horror Here They Lie had plenty of interesting ideas, so it's nice to see developer Tangentlemen stick with it. The game will be getting a meaty update starting tomorrow, which will make it playable outside of virtual reality. There'll be support for the base PlayStation 4 as well as the PS4 Pro, with...

  • Video Raise Your Bow at Six Minutes of Horizon: Zero Dawn PS4 Gameplay

    Quench your thirst

    Horizon: Zero Dawn, then – what a brilliant debut! We have a joke at the office about releases being 'Sammy Games™', which usually means they're a bit girly and have a strange vibe. Going into it, this author didn't expect Guerrilla's latest and greatest to be one of those, but it absolutely is. It pulls together ideas from...

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    Review Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Bloody Nora

    Horizon: Zero Dawn is both unusual and excellent. Killzone maker Guerrilla Games' first stab at the ever-popular open world genre lifts ideas from a long list of contemporary classics, but it drops them into a post-apocalyptic plot that very much has its own flavour. The title's marriage of science fiction to tribal politics is unlike...

  • News Blimey! These Bloodborne Statues Are Absolutely Incredible

    Carved cthulhu

    Ever wanted a life-size Bloodborne statue on your lawn? Of course you have. The good news is that Prime 1 Studio – makers of fine licensed monoliths – has announced two gigantic effigies inspired by From Software's iconic PlayStation 4 exclusive action role-playing game. We particularly like the Lady Maria, sitting with her...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Hunts Down 2 New Gameplay Trailers

    On the horizon

    With Horizon: Zero Dawn quickly approaching its anticipated release date, Sony's really kicking its marketing machine into gear. Its latest push sees not one, but two new gameplay trailers hit the 'net: the first gives us a quick look at protagonist Aloy, while the second shows off the title's crazy looking combat, complete with...

  • News Resogun Returns with PS4 Pro Update

    Blast off

    One of the PlayStation 4's first great games, Resogun remains highly recommended to this day. Housemarque's super pretty shooter still plays incredibly well, but the experience just got even better for PS4 Pro users. The game's latest patch, which is available to download now, adds Pro compatibility in the form of 4K HDR support, a...

  • News Art from Sony Santa Monica's Cancelled PS4 Game Surfaces

    Make of it what you will

    Sony Santa Monica's mysterious PlayStation 4 exclusive sci-fi title was cancelled many moons ago, but have you ever wondered what it looked like? Up until recently all we had to go on was a codename – Darkside – and a sneaky tease hidden inside God of War Ascension, but now some concepts have been uncovered on artist...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn's Day One Patch Is Just 250MB

    Teensy tiny

    In an age of multi-gigabyte launch day patches, Horizon: Zero Dawn is bucking the trend: Guerrilla Games has announced that the role-playing release will have a day one update of just 250MB. Details pertaining to what the update will include remain underwraps for the time being, but it's likely to be your usual roster of bug fixes and...

  • News Multiplayer on PS4 Goes Free For a Limited Time Tomorrow in US, Next Week in EU

    PS Plus not needed

    Sony has revealed that you won't need PlayStation Plus to play PlayStation 4 games online starting tomorrow, the 17th February, in North America. The free period will last for a whole week rather than a usual weekend, ending on the 23rd February. Meanwhile, in Europe, the deal isn't quite so sweet. The Old World's free period...

  • Guide PS4 to PS4 Pro Data Transfer

    Copy over all those Games and Saves to a PS4 Pro

    So, you've got your hands on a brand new PS4 Pro, and you may be wondering how to transfer all of your games, saves, and other data across to the supercharged system. Alternatively, you may have bought a PS4 Slim, and be looking to move all of your content across. But what's the easiest way to do this...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Will Boot Up with a Surprisingly Small Day One Patch

    Big dinos, little updates

    We're so used to seeing big open world games get lumbered with large day one updates that we just assumed Horizon: Zero Dawn would find itself in the same situation - but it looks like that won't be the case. Posting on Twitter, developer Guerrilla Games has confirmed that the upcoming exclusive will indeed have a patch...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn's Impressive Weather System Was Once Much More Dangerous

    Death from above

    Horizon: Zero Dawn is an impressive game, both on a technical and visual level - but there are times when detail potentially gets in the way of fun gameplay, and that's apparently what happened with the title's dynamic storms. Speaking to the Official PlayStation Magazine, Guerrilla Games' Mathijs de Jonge reveals that random...

  • News Sony's Dropping PlayStation Now on All Devices Apart from PS4, PC

    All change, please

    PlayStation Now will soon only be available on the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC, it's been announced. Sony's oft-misunderstood cloud streaming solution will prevent registrations starting 15th March on the PlayStation 3, Vita, and PS Vita TV, as well as all Bravia and Samsung televisions. The service will subsequently cease to...

  • News StarBlood Arena Explodes onto PlayStation VR on 11th April

    Mech madness

    StarBlood Arena, the totally-not-RIGS-but-still-kinda-RIGS arena shooter for PlayStation VR, will launch on 11th April in Europe and North America. In the video embedded above, Scott Campbell from developer WhiteMoon Dreams talks through the title's PlayStation Experience trailer, and expands upon some of the nuances that you may have...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn's TV Commercial Spotlights PS4 Pro

    Will run on TV, online, and in cinemas

    What madness is this? Sony's actually going to advertise the PlayStation 4 Pro on television and in cinemas, with its big Horizon: Zero Dawn commercial spotlighting the supercharged system. This commercial will run all month across Europe, and will presumably air during the many Champions League matches that...

  • News Sony: Horizon's Aloy Is a PlayStation Icon of the Future

    Girl power

    Sony's made no secret of the fact that it sees Horizon: Zero Dawn as one of its next tentpole franchises, and at the heart of that is Aloy, the red-headed huntress who serves as both the game's protagonist and its focal point. The platform holder has talked candidly about the heroine in the past, revealing that it can be risky to go with...

  • News PlayStation Japan Goes Daft Punk with Latest PS4 Line Up Trailer

    Technologic

    The PlayStation 4 has enjoyed a decent start to the year in Japan, being the only console on the market that's actually seeing growth year-on-year - and its diverse software line up should help it maintain its promising sales over the coming months. In order to get the word out, PlayStation Japan has launched a new trailer, and like...

  • News Sony Teases 'Cool, Still To Be Announced' PS4 Games

    "This year's going to be a good one"

    It's been one of the strongest starts to a year that we can remember, but PlayStation 4 is going from strength to strength. And asked on Twitter what Sony XDev Europe is up to aside from WipEout: Omega Collection and Matterfall, it had the following to say: "Lots of cool, still to be announced games. This year's...

  • News Quantic Dream Wraps Mo-Cap on PS4's Detroit: Become Human

    Robot wars

    Detroit: Become Human looks like it's still a little way away, but Quantic Dream did complete motion capture for the PlayStation 4 exclusive earlier this week. The French developer tweeted on Friday that it had wrapped Valorie Curry's scenes as Kara, and it sounds like that's all of the performances done, as there's a picture of director...

  • Video Watch Us Take a Stance Against PS4 Exclusive Nioh

    The good fight

    It's this week's hot new game, so naturally you can find an archive of us playing through Nioh live on our YouTube channel above. Have we got the samurai skills necessary to take on Team Ninja's critically acclaimed new title? You bloody bet we have.

  • News This Tale of PS4 Theft Is Particularly Harrowing

    Console lifted from children's cancer ward

    Thieves suck, but even the likes of Nathan Drake have an ethical code. A group of robbers in New Zealand don't appear to have the same moral compass, however, as they nabbed a PlayStation 4 from the children's cancer ward in Wellington Hospital. That's just... Really, really not cool. The thing that makes...

  • Poll Are You Enjoying Nioh on PS4?

    Go Team Ninja go

    Nioh launched earlier this week, and after a pre-release period consisting of an alpha, a beta, and a playable trial, expectations were set reasonably high for the PlayStation 4 exclusive. The good news is that the internet seems to like it; the title has received a lot of praise from critics, and there's plenty of positive buzz...

  • News Here Are More of Horizon: Zero Dawn's Ridiculously Detailed Robots

    Another look at the mechnagerie

    Horizon: Zero Dawn is back with another two trailers to further flaunt the games impressive robotic inhabitants. Following up on yesterday's showcase, we're getting a look at the bulky Behemoth and the dangerous Stormbird. The Behemoth is able to use gravity to its advantage, lifting boulders from the earth and...

  • News PS4 Was January's Best Selling Console in the United States

    Ain't no stopping this train

    With a lineup including Yakuza 0 and Resident Evil 7 (among others), it's no surprise that the PlayStation 4 was the best selling console in the United States during January. According to the latest NPD report, Sony's system continued its good run, outpacing the competition yet again during the first month of 2017. No...

  • News Nioh Stock Is Already a Little Light on the Ground

    Surprise hit's becoming hard to find

    Part of the reason Koei Tecmo teamed up with Sony on Nioh in the West was to raise the title's profile, and the manufacturer's managed to do just that. For the past few months, the game's received a lot of PlayStation Blog coverage, and we've been seeing a fair few commercials on websites that we frequent as well...

  • News PS4 Bundle Prices Plunge Ahead of Nintendo Switch

    Counter attack

    Sony's dropping the price of its flagship PlayStation 4 Slim bundles starting 12th February – and you can be sure that the imminent arrival of the Nintendo Switch has absolutely nothing to do with it, no siree. Available in North America through 25th February, you'll be able to get a console alongside either Uncharted 4: A Thief's...

  • News Nioh's Restricted Co-Op Avoids Making the Game 'Too Easy', says Dev

    It's a tough one

    Nioh's out now on PlayStation 4, and most seem to think that it's very good - but its approach to cooperative play has got some people riled up. Basically, you can summon friends into your game and fight side by side, but only if your ally has already completed the current level. In other words, you can't join up with a pal and...

  • News The Level of Detail on Horizon: Zero Dawn's Robot Dinosaurs Is Incredible

    Mech it count

    It's been said a million times before, but Horizon: Zero Dawn is a visual marvel. Its world looks so lush and vibrant, but it's the level of detail that probably impresses us most. More specifically, we've always been blown away by the designs of the game's robot dinosaurs. Admittedly, it does seem like a difficult concept to screw...

  • News PSN Is Having a Few Problems Again

    PS4 sign in issues are back

    The PlayStation Network has been ever so slightly spotty recently, with sign in issues and PlayStation Store problems rearing their ugly heads for a lot of users. Just the other night, for example. we read that the service went down entirely for most people - but only for a couple of hours or so. Fortunately, we were...

  • News Yet More PS4 Games Go Cheap on European PlayStation Store

    Pound stretcher

    Sony's rolled out a roster of February discounts on the European PlayStation Store, with titles like Dishonored 2, Mafia III, and Destiny: The Taken King enjoying the cut price treatment. The offers aren't outstanding this time, but you may want to cast your eye over Just Cause 3 or

  • Poll Has PS4 Pro's Boost Mode Tempted You to Upgrade?

    Unleash the Beast

    Sony tried its best to cover up PlayStation 4 Pro's new Boost Mode, but the Internet never sleeps on exciting features and it leaked. The added option essentially unlocks the supercharged system's additional horsepower for use in unpatched games, resulting in small but noticeable performance upgrades. While an NDA means that we c

  • News Nioh Carves Up an Action-Packed PS4 Launch Trailer

    Stay sharp

    Nioh is out tomorrow on PlayStation 4, and with Sony publishing the exclusive here in the West, it's no surprise to see the company attempting to capitalise on some last-minute hype. Indeed, the action role-playing game's launch trailer is one of the better pre-release videos that we've seen, featuring plenty of combat and some...

  • News Download Your Free February PlayStation Plus Games Now

    Bandwidth busters

    Your free February PlayStation Plus games are live and kicking in Europe, and ready for you to download right now. Those of you in North America may have to wait a few more hours for the PlayStation Store to update, but expect your goodies to be available imminently. The headliners this month include LittleBigPlanet 3 and Not a...

  • News Cool! The Glacier White PS4 Slim Is Out in USA Now

    Brrr

    Good news, America: the Glacier White PlayStation 4 Slim has launched today in the United States. Yay? The chilly system will set you back $299.99, and will come bundled with a copy of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. You will, however, have to shop at Walmart if you want it, as it's an exclusive to the chain for some reason. The console...

  • Live Watch Horizon: Zero Dawn in Action on PS4

    Guerrilla gameplay stream underway

    Dutch dev Guerrilla Games is currently streaming live Horizon: Zero Dawn gameplay, which has naturally caused us to panic and throw together this article. The studio's promising new footage, and last week, it teased on social media that it may be trying to tackle powerful enemies with a low-level Aloy. It should...

  • Feature The Best Games on PS4 - Winter 2017 Edition

    The ones to own

    The PlayStation 4 is now in its fourth year on the market, and it's safe to say that Sony's system is really starting to hit its stride. The console's library is bursting with top titles as we move into 2017 – a year which is already looking like a great 12 months for games. As such, we're back with another reworking of our Best...

  • News Drawn to Death Finally Pens a Release Date on PS4

    Make a note of it

    Mental multiplayer shooter Drawn to Death was first announced all the way back in 2014, and only now has it managed to pin down a confirmed release date. The PlayStation 4 exclusive sees a teenager's scribblings come to life; his crazy characters butchering each other within the pages of his notebook. Ever since it was...

  • News Uncharted 4 Is Still Winning Awards

    And rightly so

    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End nabbed more than a few Game of the Year awards in 2016 - including our own - but it would seem that Nathan Drake isn't done hoarding treasures just yet, as the PlayStation 4 exclusive won the 'Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation' award at the Annie Awards over the weekend. The event celebrates...

  • News Don't Forget to Download January's Free PlayStation Plus Games

    This is your last chance

    Just a subtle heads-up: this is your last chance to download January's free roster of PlayStation Plus games. Starting tomorrow (7th February), the selection will be replaced with February's batch of complimentary content, so if you haven't claimed Day of the Tentacle Remastered or This War of Mine: The Little Ones just...

  • News PS4 Pro's Boost Mode Is Proving to Be Quite the Beast

    Time to upgrade?

    It's a truth universally acknowledged that a PlayStation 4 firmware update's best features are those that Sony fails to actually announce -- and PS4 Pro's boost mode is proving the old adage accurate yet again. The beta for the system software overhaul is technically under NDA, but that's not stopping some from risking their YouTube...

  • News Death Stranding Is 'Not a Horror Game', Hideo Kojima Reiterates

    We need intel

    Let's face it: we don't know much about Death Stranding or how it plays. Kojima's gone off on a few tangents in the past, alluding to stealth and hitting people with sticks - if we remember right - but it's difficult to picture gameplay until we've actually seen it. Still, at least we know that it's not going to join the ranks of...

  • News Sony Confirms PS4 Pro Boost Mode, Already Improving a Number of Games

    More like Beast Mode, eh?

    Earlier today, following the reveal of PlayStation 4 firmware update 4.50, beta testers quickly discovered a new option within their system settings. On PS4 Pro, users found a new 'Boost Mode' toggle that supposedly enhances the performance of titles that haven't received a specific Pro patch. In simpler terms, games that...

  • Poll What PS4 Firmware 4.50 Feature are You Most Looking Forward To?

    A lot to choose from

    In case you missed it, PlayStation 4 firmware update 4.50 has been detailed by Sony - and beta invites are going out as we type up this very article. The headline act here is that the console will finally support external hard drives - which is obviously an incredibly handy feature to have when you're at the point of...

  • Rumour PS4 Update to Add Pro 'Boost Mode', Upping Frame Rate of Unpatched Games

    Game changer

    Wow, this could be pretty huge. Spotted by the ever-eagle eyed users over on NeoGAF, the upcoming PlayStation 4 firmware update will apparently let you activate a 'boost mode' on PS4 Pro, which will allow unpatched games to take advantage of the supercharged console's extra power. At present, only titles that have been specifically...

  • News Next PS4 Firmware Update Finally Brings External Hard Drive Support

    Custom wallpapers also make the cut

    PlayStation 4 firmware update 4.50 is looking like an important step forward for the current-gen console. After years of asking for it, users are finally getting external hard drive support, allowing you to connect with drives up to 8TB in size. Fantastic news for those of you who aren't keen on swapping out the...

  • Poll Has Your PS4 Started to Run a Little Slower Lately?

    The great lag epidemic

    Here's a thing: is your PlayStation 4 running slower than you remember? We're not talking about a crippling sluggishness – you may want to contact Sony about that – but a subtle lag when you're browsing through the home menu or trying to boot apps? It's never been 100 per cent perfect, but we've definitely noticed a few...

  • News PSN Down for Some as Reports Start Coming In

    Sign in and store issues noted by Sony

    The PlayStation Network is experiencing a few problems, it would seem. Over the last hour or so, reports have been coming in from players who are unable to sign in on PlayStation 4, while others are having trouble accessing the PlayStation Store. It doesn't seem like a truly widespread issue, but something's...

  • News How Well Does Nioh Run on PS4 and PS4 Pro?

    Staying sharp

    Digital Foundry's back with another video investigation into frame rates and resolution and all that technical stuff - although this time, is an especially interesting case. Upcoming exclusive Nioh boasts three separate gameplay modes on both the standard PlayStation 4 and the PS4 Pro that players can switch between to suit their...

  • News Sony's First-Party Lineup Is the Most Impressive Right Now

    That's according to Michael Pachter

    The ever provocative Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter believes that Sony's first-party lineup is the best in the industry right now. Speaking on the latest episode of Pachter Factor – as reported by The Wolf Hall – the controversial clairvoyant said that the Japanese giant's been teasing fans for...

  • News Sony to Back PS4 Exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn Hard

    Platform holder betting big

    In case the abundance of merchandise didn't already give things away, Sony's banking on Horizon: Zero Dawn being the next big thing. And just to reinforce that point, PlayStation UK boss Warren Light has stated in an interview with Games Industry.biz that the platform holder's "backing" the brand new intellectual property...

  • News 40% of UK PS4 Pro Buyers Were New to PlayStation 4, Says Sony

    Welcome to the family

    The PS4 Pro is generally viewed as a non-essential upgrade over the PlayStation 4 - an enhanced option for the hardcore user. As such, Sony has been angled in its marketing of the product, making sure not to put the supercharged console forward as a necessary next step. However, even without the kind of push that you may...

  • News Sony: We Had to Be Careful Not to Overhype PlayStation VR

    "We knew demand would outstrip supply"

    Many have pondered whether Sony's slightly subdued approach to PlayStation VR has been due to a lack of commitment from the company, but PlayStation UK boss Warren Light has stressed that's absolutely not the case. Speaking with Games Industry.biz, the executive has confirmed what we expected all al

  • News Sony to Stick with Movie Division Despite Billion Dollar Loss

    Will look to better leverage PlayStation properties

    Sony will stand by its embattled movie division despite the group registering a near-billion dollar loss in its latest financial report. The firm revealed that the subsidiary would register a $913 million loss prior to its latest financial report, attributing the sum to a reduction in the value of...

  • News Gravity Rush 2's Phantasy Star Costume Is Kat's Craziest Yet

    MAG-nificent

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    Sony clips Trico's wings

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    Basement battles

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    Finally

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