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January2017

  • Video Sony Must Not Allow PlayStation VR to Wilt

    Time to talk

    So, here's the thing: PlayStation VR's not for everyone and that's fine. There are a metric ton of non-VR PlayStation 4 titles set to release this year, and given Sony's aptitude for amazing press conferences at the moment, don't rule out a dozen more being announced over the coming months. But virtual reality is still really cool,...

  • News PS4 Exclusive Nioh Will Take Some 70 Hours to Beat

    You're going to need a sick note

    If you're worried about getting bang for your buck with Team Ninja's upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Nioh, then don't: game director Fumihiko Yasuda has revealed in an interview with WCCFTech that the title will take approximately 70 hours on average to beat. The snippet comes from a conversation the site had with...

  • News PS4's YouTube App Scores 360 Degree Video Support with PlayStation VR

    Extra immersion

    In the UK, we have an expression called "sod's law", which basically means that when you say something, the opposite is almost certain to occur. So as we uploaded a video complaining about Sony's treatment of PlayStation VR today, it was pretty inevitable that the platform holder would make some sort of meaningful announcement...

  • News PS4 Sales Double Xbox One, Claims Report

    Sony supposedly has a gigantic lead

    Ever since Microsoft stopped reporting on its Xbox One numbers, actually gauging the difference in sales between the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 has been difficult. We obviously know that Sony's system is in the lead - it's been the world's best selling console since 2014, after all - but just how big is the...

  • News Sony Went Above and Beyond for That Gravity Rush 2 Commercial

    Topsy turvy world

    How much did this cost? Remember that amazing Gravity Rush 2 commercial featuring a cute kitten? If you haven't watched it already, then do so through here. Back? Well, Sony has uploaded some behind the scenes footage revealing how the commercial was shot, and it included building a giant set on a rotating motor so that it could...

  • News Nioh Offers Final Free PS4 Demo Before Launch This Weekend

    Available to download today

    Nioh is out in just a few weeks on the 8th February, but if you're dying to bloody your blade before then, you may want to give the game's final PlayStation 4 demo a shot this weekend. Over the course of the 21st and 22nd January, you'll be able to test your skills in the title's "Last Chance Trial", which is available...

  • News PS4 and Nintendo Switch Need to Find a Balance in Japan

    That's according to Nippon Ichi boss Sohei Shinkawa

    Nippon Ichi Software is perhaps best known for its PlayStation games, but it announced a couple of Nintendo Switch launch titles last week. Speaking with Famitsu magazine, the company's gaffer Sohei Shinkawa explained the motivation behind the move, explaining that he feels the PlayStation 4 and...

  • News Here's One Whole Hour of Nioh PS4 Gameplay

    Mountain man

    PlayStation Access has slapped an entire hour of Nioh onto its YouTube channel, showcasing combat, exploration, and the loot system. The video may only take place across one large location, but it still provides an in-depth look at the upcoming action title and its mechanics. Long story short, the game's got bags of potential, and...

  • News Nioh will Skewer a Free Player-Versus-Player Mode After Launch

    Guts and glory

    Who doesn't love a good old fashioned samurai duel? The tension, the unblinking stare, the lightning fast reactions... It's all incredibly dramatic, and as we know, upcoming action title Nioh is attempting to recreate that classic Japanese feel through its brutal combat system. However, as with just about any game, fighting against...

  • News Remastered Boss Rush Title Malicious Fallen Swoops onto Western PS4s This Year

    Fall back in

    Okay, hands up: who remembers Malicious on PlayStation 3? Not many of you, we assume. The stylish Japanese action title released on Sony's last-gen machine back in 2012, and it got an enhanced Vita port called Malicious Rebirth in 2013. Now, it's getting something of a PlayStation 4 remaster in the form of Malicious Fallen - and it's...

  • News PS4 Samurai Slasher Nioh Is a Fusion of Dark Souls and Diablo, Says Director

    Ni-oh yeah

    Ever since its re-reveal, Nioh has constantly been compared to the Dark Souls series - and to be fair, it's easy to see why. Koei Tecmo's upcoming title is an action role-playing game that demands patience, caution, and fast reflexes, after all. It's also got a suitably dark and menacing feel to it. At least Nioh director Fumihiko...

  • News Sony Gaffer Shuhei Yoshida Spotted Testing the Nintendo Switch

    Switching it up

    Sony chief Shuhei Yoshida has gone on record regarding his Nintendo fandom in the past, stressing that he sees the Japanese giant as an integral part of the gaming industry multiple times. He's also revealed that he's the owner of multiple Wii Us before – despite the fact that

  • News PS4 Exclusive Nioh Goes Gold Ahead of February Release

    Sharp stuff

    It started life on the PlayStation 3 more than a decade ago, but much like The Last Guardian and Final Fantasy XV, the promising Nioh is finally ready for release. Team Ninja confirmed on the game's official Twitter account today that the PlayStation 4 title has gone gold, meaning that it's finished and ready for manufacture. "We want...

  • News PS4 Exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn's Strategy Guide Is a Giant Tome

    More pages than Mass Effect Andromeda's

    Horizon: Zero Dawn is an open world role-playing release according to Guerrilla Games, but many have questioned whether it will really live up to that description. The title's official strategy guide certainly seems to indicate as much: it's a whopping 552 pages, which is almost on par with The Elder Scrolls...

  • News Kojima Productions Is Quietly Poaching the Top Talent from Konami

    Brain drain

    Hideo Kojima has departed Konami – and he's bringing all of the top talent with him. The new Kojima Productions, which will launch Death Stranding exclusively on the PlayStation 4 as its first project, has quietly been fultoning high-ranked employees and adding them to its office. We already know that art director Yoji Shinkawa,...

  • News New Nioh Screenshots Show a Super Slick Looking PS4 Title

    Samurai spirit

    Y'know, the more we see of it, the more we think Nioh's got a really nice art style. Koei Tecmo's action role-playing game puts players in the shoes of William, who arrives in feudal Japan at a time when a lot of blood was being spilled in the name of unification. In Nioh's alternate history, the bloodshed has given rise to spirits...

  • News Kratos' Son in PS4 Exclusive God of War Is Atreus

    Family affairs

    Did you think today's free God of War song was a bit of an anticlimax after the community worked hard to get the trailer up to 15 million views? Well, it turns out there was a secret hidden in the MP3. The description for the audio file states that the music is an "introduction to Kratos and Atreus". But who's the latter? Director...

  • Video Seven Horizon: Zero Dawn Facts You May Not Know

    Diving deeper into Guerrilla's anticipated exclusive

    Horizon: Zero Dawn's coming soon – well, unless Sony decides to move the date, as we suggested it should earlier – and we figured that we'd school you on some of the lesser-known details regarding the release. What's the link between protagonist Aloy and H.G. Wells, for example? Which other...

  • Talking Point Should Sony Move Horizon: Zero Dawn's PS4 Launch Away from the Nintendo Switch?

    Decisions, decisions

    There are two certainties in life: the first is that we'll all die, and the other is that you can't compete with a console launch. While many paragraphs will be written about last night's Nintendo Switch presentation, the folks at Guerrilla Games will probably be too bummed to read them – after all, its big new intellectual...

  • News Download God of War's Live E3 2016 Overture for Free

    Music for the Gods

    With the news cycle currently dominated by the Nintendo Switch, there are not many PlayStation stories doing the rounds. You'll have to excuse us while we scrape the bottom of the barrel and point you in the direction of God of War's intense Overture orchestral, which is yours to download for free right now. This is the one that...

  • News PS4 Exclusives Lead DICE Awards 2017 Nominations

    Uncharted 4 and The Last Guardian lead the way

    If you consider Geoff Keighley's The Game Awards to be the equivalent of an MTV awards show, then the DICE Awards are a bit like the Oscars: there are no music performances or ill-conceived razor commercials, just game developers looking awkward in tuxedos. The point is that being nominated for a DICE...

  • News PS4 Wins the All-Important December NPD

    Not a massive surprise

    After a handful of months losing out to the Xbox One in the NPD, the PlayStation 4 has restored normal order, by winning the all-important December report. To be honest, this shouldn't come as a massive surprise considering the ridiculous numbers that Sony posted over the holiday period, but there was a chance that Microsoft...

  • Rumour Sucker Punch's Next Game Is a Brand New Property

    Fresh ideas

    Sucker Punch's next game will not be an inFAMOUS sequel, but an all-new intellectual property. That's according to industry know-it-all Shinobi602, who alluded as much in a NeoGAF post overnight. While we try to steer clear of the "insider" bubble, the poster's track record speaks for itself; he teased the likes of Horizon: Zero Dawn...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.5 Coming Soon

    Sony wants beta testers

    Sony's revealed that it's looking for beta testers to try out the PlayStation 4's next firmware update. In other words, the current-gen system's getting a software refresh at some point in the near future. There's currently no word on what update 4.5 will actually do, but given that it'll be going through a beta testing...

  • News Sony Set to Close Guerrilla Cambridge Studio

    MediEvil developer shut down after 19 years

    It's always sad when we have to report on a studio closure, but it's even worse when it's a developer that, over the last 19 years, has clearly shown it has real talent. Game Industry reports that Sony is going to shutter Guerrilla Cambridge, the UK branch of Killzone and Horizon: Zero Dawn developer...

  • News Sony's Using a Cute Kitten to Market Gravity Rush 2 in Japan

    Gravity Cat

    Everyone knows that if you want to go viral on YouTube, you've got to film a cute kitten. But what about a pretty little kitty walking up walls? That's exactly what Sony's hoping will sell Gravity Rush 2 in Japan, as it's put together a pretty impressive first-person video that plays with the physics defying theme from the first-party...

  • Feature 5 PS4 Firmware Updates Sony Needs to Add in 2017

    Everyday improvements

    While its competitors have been putting out firmware updates more frequently, you can't really say that the PlayStation 4's fallen behind. The console's been in a sturdy state since launch, and any updates since then have only served to improve the experience. In fact, outside of a handful of oft-requested features, we...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Still Looks Mighty Impressive in New PS4 Trailer

    Phwoar

    Horizon: Zero Dawn's got another gorgeous trailer, this time focusing on its story and cutscenes. As we've come to expect, the game's world looks stunning, and the character models are of a really high standard. In short, it's still a visual feast for the eyes. There's one question that still hovers over Sony's blockbuster, though: will...

  • News Nintendo Supposedly Shunned Square Following Final Fantasy VII's Move to PlayStation

    Final straw

    Final Fantasy VII was a landmark release not just for Japanese role-playing games, but for the PlayStation brand itself. Square's revered classic was PlayStation's first taste of Final Fantasy, with the series having made a name for itself on Nintendo hardware. As many of you will know, Square actually shifted its focus to the...

  • News PS4 Has Been the World's Best Selling Console Since 2014

    Hat trick

    Sony revealed the Glacier White PlayStation 4 for Europe this week, and in the trailer included a subtle reminder that the console has been top dog globally three years in a row now. According to the platform holder, the system sold the most units worldwide in 2014, 2015, and 2016. We could kinda already infer this inform

  • News In Case You Were Curious, Here's How Gravity Rush's Kat Puts on Her Costume

    Curiosity killed the Kat

    Ever wondered how Kat from Gravity Rush puts on her distinctive costume? No, us neither, but the series' character designer has taken the time to tweet out a tutorial all the same. Essentially, the friendly superhero starts out with a fabric shirt, and then overlays it with a golden corset. She then adds garters, socks,...

  • Soapbox Japan Studio Is Currently One of Sony's Best

    East becomes beast

    Historically when people have talked about Sony's strong first-party network, Japan Studio has been right at the bottom of the list. One of the platform holder's oldest developers, the division is probably best known for the likes of Ape Escape and Legend of Dragoon, as well as Fumito Ueda's output. But during the PlayStation 3...

  • News PS4 Exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn May Have Been Slightly Delayed in the UK

    Back to the future

    Horizon: Zero Dawn is unquestionably one of the PlayStation 4's most important releases of 2017; Guerrilla Games' stunning open world adventure is something that Sony's keen to turn into a real blockbuster, and thankfully, it looks like it has all the right ingredients. The title's due on the 28th February in North America, and...

  • News Sony: We're Working on a Great Number of Still Unannounced PS4 Titles

    Oh

    Sony's lineup of software is frankly frightening at the moment, but Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has suggested that there's even more to come. Speaking in the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation magazine (as translated by Gematsu), the executive said that the company's "working on a great number of still unannounced titles" and...

  • News Gravity Rush Director to Start Work on New PS4 Game Soon

    Sounding the Siren?

    Gravity Rush 2 releases imminently on the PlayStation 4, and we really like it. But once director Keiichiro Toyama is done with the title's free expansion pack, he'll be turning his attention to a new project. The former Silent Hill man told Dengeki PlayStation that he expects work to begin in earnest on something fresh soon...

  • News Nioh's Looking Tasty Running in 4K on PS4 Pro

    Geralt, is that you?

    It's a slow news day so we can probably just about get away with posting a cut-scene from upcoming Team Ninja developed action role-playing release, Nioh. This one's running in 4K on the PlayStation 4 Pro and, while it's not the most beautiful cinematic you'll ever see, the character models are cool. We quite like the language...

  • News Sony's Glacier White PS4 Slim Sure Looks Ice

    Launching this month in Europe

    What better way to battle through the winter months than with an ice cold PlayStation 4 console? Sony's announced that it'll be launching a 500GB Glacier White system starting 24th January in Europe, meaning that you'll have an alternative colour to pick from should you decide to purchase one of the Japanese giant's...

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    Review Gravity Rush 2

    Fur the players

    The corest of core PlayStation fans caterwauled for more of Kat and crew, and Japan Studio has delivered in abundance: Gravity Rush 2 is a much, much bigger iteration of Keiichirō Toyama's physics defying favourite – and while it's still far from purr-fect, it's hard to deny that its heart is in the right place. This stylish...

  • Video Watch the First 10 Minutes of Gravity Rush 2 on PS4

    Cool Kat

    The embargo for Gravity Rush 2 has lifted, which means that we can finally show you more of the game. Those of you looking for some spoiler-free gameplay footage can find that through here, but we wanted to capture the prologue mission as well because it's a neat introduction to the new title. Obviously don't watch this if you're super...

  • Video Will Gravity Rush 2 on PS4 Turn Your World Upside Down?

    Claws out

    If you're looking for a written Gravity Rush 2 review, then you'll find one on the other side of this magic Internet warphole. If you want a bit of commentary on Kat's latest adventure tied to a ton of spoiler-free gameplay, though, then that's embedded above. Y'see how we're covering all bases at Push Square these days.

  • News Those Platinum PS4 Headphones Look Like They've Been Delayed Again

    Hear, hear

    You'd think that a consumer electronics company like Sony wouldn't have too much trouble putting out a pair of headphones, but the anticipated PlayStation 4 Platinum Wireless Headset appears to have been pushed back again. It was originally due out this week, but Amazon's now showing a release date of 31st January. We're guessing that...

  • News What If Horizon: Zero Dawn Was a LEGO Set?

    Yeah, it's a slow news day

    Hideo Kojima's busy building LEGO rather than Death Stranding, and his latest project is complete. The auteur's love-in with Guerrilla Games goes on, as he's created Aloy and a Tallneck from Horizon: Zero Dawn using the popular Danish playthings. What more is there to say? Well, we're going to have to pad out another...

  • News Oh Crap! Looks Like the Uncharted Movie Is Still Going Ahead

    For now, anyway

    Time for your biannual groan as we provide you with an update on the Uncharted movie, which appears to be very much back on. Smokin' Aces scribe Joe Carnahan has posted an image on his Instagram page of a finished script for the adaptation, alongside the caption: "Done and dusted. Now the real work begins. If there's a more...

  • News Confirmed! PS4 Players Are Gaming's Biggest W*nkers

    The best place to play (with yourself)

    Popular adult website Porn Hub has posted its annual traffic statistics, revealing what we already know: PlayStation 4 owners are the biggest w*nkers in gaming. Sony's new-gen console drove the most traffic to the titillating hotspot in 2016, commanding over 50 per cent of the page views generated by games...

  • News More PS4 Bargains Have Been Added to EU's Ace PlayStation Store Sale

    How low can you go?

    Sony's huge January sale has been a huge hit on the European PlayStation Store – and it's actually just got bigger. New additions include The Last Guardian for £29.99, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls for £15.99, and Mirror's Edge Catalyst for a ridiculously low £8.99 – though you'll only get the latter for that price if...

  • Feature How PS4 Can Fend Off the Nintendo Switch and Xbox Scorpio in 2017

    Ways Sony can stay on top in 2017

    You could say that Sony played all of its trump cards in 2016. Between the PlayStation 4 Slim, PlayStation VR, and, of course, the PlayStation 4 Pro, you may be forgiven for thinking that the Japanese giant's got nothing to offer over the next 12 months. You'd be wrong, though, because the manufacturer's got one...

  • News Sony Reveals The Most Downloaded PS4 Games of 2016

    Rocket to the top

    As is tradition, Sony has revealed the PlayStation Network's most downloaded games of the last year. Topping the 2016 charts in both North America and Europe was the seemingly eternal Rocket League, which originally launched back in 2015. That's an impressive run of form from the simple but stupidly effective title. Battlefield...

  • Talking Point Will Sony Really Let the Uncharted Series Rest?

    Hang up your half-tuck

    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has sold 8.7 million copies globally since it launched less than a year ago. That is a staggering figure when you consider that the game is barely six months old, and will continue to post strong sales through the remainder of the generation. But it does pose a very important question: can Sony...

  • News PS4 Shifted Over 50 Million Games Globally Over the Holidays

    Up from 35 million last year

    There's been a lot of talk about poor software sales this holiday, but the PlayStation 4 is doing its best to keep the numbers up it seems. Alongside its install base announcement, Sony revealed overnight that it moved 50.4 million pieces of software over the Christmas period, which spans the tail-end of November throu

  • News Sony Music Pairs with Kygo for PlayStation VR Experience

    "Virtual reality is about more than games," Hirai says

    Sony understands that virtual reality is more than just a platform for gaming, and it's working to deliver more "experiences" on PlayStation VR. One such project was announced during its CES 2017 press conference today, and has been developed by Sony Music. Essentially, the 'Carry Me...

  • News PS4 Sales Top 53 Million, Sold Through a Massive 6.2 Million Units Over the Holidays

    Nothing stops this train

    The PlayStation 4 is now looking ahead to its fourth year on the market, but it shows now signs of slowing down in terms of sales. Taking to the stage at the company's CES keynote, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai revealed that the current-gen console has topped 53 million worldwide sales. Our last update on PS4 sales came before...

  • News Uncharted 4's Insane Global Sales Secure Series' Juggernaut Status

    Sic Parvis Magna

    Remember when Uncharted was the scrappy underdog in a world dominated by Halo and Gears of War? No more. Sony has announced today that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has sold over 8.7 million copies globally to date. That's a staggering figure when you consider that the title has only just enjoyed its first holiday, and will probably...

  • Talking Point What Sort of Story Do You Want Out of Spider-Man PS4?

    Great power, great responsibility

    While the IMDB "leak" regarding Spider-Man PS4 is almost certainly inaccurate – and Insomniac Games has even stressed as much – it has raised an interesting question: what kind of story do you want out of this PlayStation 4 exclusive adaptation? While the game was announced over six months ago, there's been...

  • News Spider-Man PS4's Plot Details Probably Haven't Leaked

    Renew your vows

    The plot for Insomniac Games' upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Spider-Man title has… Probably not leaked. There are some stories flying around which source IMDB, but it's worth remembering that the content on that website is generally created by the community, and is often wrong. While the site does have some kind of track record...

  • News PS4 Exclusives Detroit, Dreams May Not Make 2017 After All

    Keep dreamin'

    Remember that fun little montage PlayStation Europe made to promote upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusives? It got people in a right tiswas over the New Year break. In addition to a couple of incorrect 'Console Exclusive' tags – innocent mistakes, we're sure – many picked up on the fact that both Detroit: Become Human and

  • News PS4 Physical Game Sales Increase As UK Industry Suffers Blow

    Overall sales down 13.4 per cent

    Worryingly, the PlayStation 4 was the only home console to see sales of physical software in the UK increase year-over-year in 2016. The Nintendo 3DS also built upon its previous year's tally, but every other platform shrunk. That's resulted in a 13.4 per cent decline in game sales compared to 2015 in Britain, with...

  • News PS4 Exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn's Marketing Onslaught Has Started

    Earth is ours no more

    Sony sees Horizon: Zero Dawn as its next major first-party franchise, and so it's started work advertising the PlayStation 4 exclusive alongside the onset of the New Year. This commercial aired during the PlayStation-sponsored Fiesta Bowl overnight, and is a fairly well executed riff on the 2017 celebrations. Expect this game...

  • News PS4 Exclusives Trailer Teases Detroit, Matterfall, and Gran Turismo Sport for 2017

    Dreams also on the docket

    Even the PlayStation 4's staunchest critics would struggle to argue that the system is starting to hit its stride. January alone will see the addition of four or five anticipated exclusives to the console's catalogue, and it doesn't look like the device is going to relinquish that pace as 2017 develops. This trailer...

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