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  • News Fumito Ueda Has Proposed Changes for Shadow of the Colossus' Remake

    But he doesn't know if they'll be used

    Industry legend and Shadow of the Colossus creator Fumito Ueda has proposed improvements for the game’s PlayStation 4 remake. While the auteur wouldn’t reveal what those suggestions include – he doesn’t want to let people down if they don’t make it into the final product – he apparently does feel...

  • News Spider-Man: Homecoming Swings to PlayStation VR in Promotional Demo

    Our spider-sense is tingling

    Spider-Man: Homecoming is going to be big business for Sony this summer, so it’s no surprise to see it pouring company-wide energy into the upcoming cinematic release. In addition to a new scene from the movie being posted exclusively to the PlayStation Store, the company’s also added a free virtual reality...

  • News PayPal Chargeback PSN Account Bans Being Lifted

    Sony seeks swift resolution

    Good news: PlayStation Network accounts that were banned yesterday amid the PayPal chargeback cockup are gradually being resurrected as Sony seeks a swift resolution to the issue. We’ve heard from many members who were victims of the platform holder’s auto-ban trigger that now have full access to their accounts again...

  • News PSN Accounts Struck by Mass PayPal Chargeback

    Here's how you can find out if you're affected

    PayPal has launched a mass chargeback on what’s purported to be “thousands” of PlayStation Network transactions, putting many accounts in danger. The cause of the returned payments is unclear, but it means that many profiles are now technically in “debt”, which typically triggers Sony’s...

  • News How Can You Tell Sony's Making Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle?

    Not just because it looks crap

    There’s a new Jumanji movie coming out. Apparently. Like practically every film these days, it’s got The Rock in it. But it’s being produced by Sony Pictures, and we couldn’t help but notice a spot of product placement in the latest trailer. How many 20-somethings do you know with The Last Guardian posters on...

  • News Sony Seemingly Removes Easy Platinum Trophy Game

    You snooze, you lose

    In case you missed our article from earlier in the day, a new game launched on the North American PlayStation Store yesterday, proclaiming to offer the “world’s fastest Platinum Trophy”. But it’s since been removed. The circumstances of the game’s deletion are currently unclear, but critical videos from the likes of...

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    Review Until Dawn

    Mourning woods

    Republished on Wednesday, 28th June 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of July 2017's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Until Dawn is much better than you may be expecting. The teen horror title – which was originally intended as a PlayStation Move...

  • News July 2017 PlayStation Plus Games Announced

    And it's a phenomenal one

    The big PlayStation Plus update for July 2017 is in – and it’s an outstanding month. The headliner this time is Until Dawn, one of the best exclusives released on the PlayStation 4 to date, and a must-play if you haven’t tried it already. It’s joined by the full season of Telltale’s Game of Thrones as well as new...

  • News Sony's Improved the PS4's TV Section and Everyone Hates It

    TV, TV, TV

    The latest in a long line of PlayStation 4 usability “improvements”, Sony has controversially tweaked the TV & Video section of the system, which houses media apps like Netflix and BBC iPlayer. Where previously you could twirl down from a folder to access all of your apps, now you’ll be taken to a standalone page with a heavy...

  • News PlayStation Plus Members Save Big in Mid-Year NA PSN Sale

    Cut down to size

    At this point, there’s always some kind of promotion running on the PlayStation Store in one territory or another, and Sony has just launched a new mid-year sale in North America which is packing some pretty big savings – especially if you’re a PlayStation Plus member. There are genuinely some really good savings here: the...

  • News Documentary Details the Creation of Gran Turismo

    Sports car superstar

    True story: this author once sat opposite Kazunori Yamauchi (and Translator-san) eating a burger. A surreal moment, for sure. This documentary from IGN includes some nice anecdotes from the luminary, as he speaks of his passion for photography among other things, and sheds some light on what makes Gran Turismo such an enduring...

  • News PS5 Is Coming, Sony Confirms

    But don't expect it soon

    Sony has commented on the PlayStation 5 for the first time, telling a German website that it will release a next-gen console – albeit not any time soon. The platform holder was asked about the PlayStation 4 Pro, and whether the mid-gen device will eventually get any exclusive software. Big-wig Shawn Layden reaffirmed that...

  • Opinion Has Sony Really Fallen Out of Love with Indie Games?

    A question of optics

    Ever since PlayStation Europe chief Jim Ryan’s unfortunate choice of words on indie games, there’s been a spate of hot takes about how Sony’s abandoned the scene. It’s taken us at Push Square Towers by surprise, seeing as only a few months ago we were writing articles arguing against PlayStation Store curation. Y’see,...

  • News Sony: Our Exclusives Are Big on Character and Story

    But it's not all you'll find on PS4

    There’s talk of the traditional single player campaign dying out, and looking at E3 2017 there was certainly some evidence of that. Ubisoft’s press conference was filled wall-to-wall with service-based experiences – and not even the long-awaited Beyond Good & Evil 2 could escape the model’s grasp...

  • Feature The Five Best PS4 Games at E3 2017

    Pick of the bunch

    E3 2017 was over a week ago, and we’ve all had time to calm down and reflect on the show. It was an ill-tempered few days without any shadow of a doubt, but there’s plenty to look forward to in PlayStation 4 land – and we thought we’d collate the five most exciting games from the show. These were actually voted for by you...

  • Talking Point What Free July 2017 PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    And when will the PS Plus update be announced?

    It’s almost time for the monthly Instant Game Collection update, with the next batch of PlayStation Plus goodies to be given away on 4th July. But what are you hoping gets added as part of July 2017’s roster, and is there anything in particular you’ve got your fingers crossed for? When will July...

  • News NA PlayStation Store Flash Sale Assaults Your Wallet Once More

    PS4, PS3, and Vita games all included

    Sony really gets this PlayStation Store sale thing these days – it feels like there’s never any end to the promotions and discounts. The platform holder’s just launched another Flash Sale in North America, which is scheduled to run until 8AM PT on Monday, 26th June. Some of the highlights on the...

  • News Bravo Team Is One Long, Seamless Journey Through a Single City

    Under siege

    Bravo Team, the new cover-based PlayStation VR shooter from Supermassive Games, has a really cool concept. Unlike other first-person games which whisk you away to a variety of locales, instead the co-op title is set within a single city. This means that throughout the campaign, you’ll work your way through different districts,...

  • News Oh Boy! Now Quantic Dream Said Something Silly

    It's time to stop

    Not going to lie, we’re getting tired of reporting on the silly things that people in the games industry have said of late. First it was PlayStation Europe boss Jim Ryan on backwards compatibility, then it was Xbox chief Phil Spencer on the PlayStation 4 Pro, then it was

  • News Classic Courses Return in Everybody's Golf on PS4

    Fore the players

    The new Everybody’s Golf game on the PlayStation 4 will plot the return of two commemorative courses. Celebrating the series’ 20th Anniversary, both Green Country Club from the original game and Balata from its sequel will make a return, re-imagined to take advantage of the latest title’s open map format. You’ll get the...

  • News Knack 2 Development Started Before Sony Had Approved It

    That's passion

    The team at Japan Studio are so passionate about Knack that they started working on the sequel before Sony had even given the project approval. “We were already evaluating prototypes before ,” one team member told IGN as part of a behind-the-scenes interview on the game. “It was fun work.” In the video, the staff talk about...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.71 Is Available to Download Now

    It's an optional one

    Hop onto your PlayStation 4 right now and you'll find that there's a new firmware update available to download. Don't get excited just yet, though - the update is entirely optional and simply promises "improvements to the quality of the system performance". Still, one step closer to version 5.0, eh? Do you always update your...

  • Poll What Kind of PlayStation Press Conferences Do You Want?

    Plan your perfect presser

    After the response to its E3 press conference last year, Sony went super-minimal with its E3 2017 show, cutting out all of the dialogue and focusing on nothing but games in a swift 60 minute presentation. But it’s been criticised for failing to show indie games and for focusing on titles more than a year away. Many also...

  • News The Lost Legacy Isn't the End for Uncharted, Says Naughty Dog

    Obviously

    Over the years, Uncharted has blossomed into one of PlayStation's most recognisable, most successful modern properties. Building on the more specific success of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, developer Naughty Dog is currently putting the finishing touches on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy - a standalone PlayStation 4 story that spotlights fan...

  • News God of War Will Never Cut to a Different Camera on PS4

    Like one long take

    Here’s something that you may not know about the new God of War game for the PlayStation 4: it’s all shot from the perspective of a single camera, without any cuts or transitions. What does this mean? Well, it’s highly unusual for a third-person action game – it means that the release will never cut away from Kratos to...

  • News Huge Savings for PlayStation Plus Members on EU PS Store

    More double discounts

    Double Discounts are live not just in North America, but in Europe as well. PlayStation Plus members will secure the best bargains here, with deals like MLB The Show 17 for £19.99 and Batman: Return to Arkham for £10.49. Other highlights include Far Cry Primal for £13.79, Metro Redux for £7.49, and The Crew for £7.99. If...

  • News PlayStation Plus Members Unlock Double Discounts on NA PS Store

    Cheap as chips

    Has the E3 2017 hype whet your appetite for some new gaming goodness? Good news, there are a bunch of double discounts on the North American PlayStation Store right now – and PlayStation Plus subscribers are getting the best deals. For example, Battlefield 4 is just $7.99, while the entire first season of Hitman is $23.99. Other...

  • News Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Dazzles in Extended PS4 Gameplay Demo

    Tusk trouble

    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is looking like peak Uncharted in this extended gameplay demo originally shown behind closed doors at E3 2017. Naughty Dog debuted the 10 minute playthrough on its Twitch channel earlier today, and while it will be instantly familiar to those who’ve played Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, it was in these kind...

  • Live Watch Uncharted: The Lost Legacy's E3 2017 Demo Here

    Indian summer

    Naughty Dog's showing off the E3 2017 demo of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy live on its Twitch channel. Join us for a better look at the game from 6PM BST. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy E3 2017 Demo: <liveblog id="2006_unch_liv_2017" tags="#Sony #PS4 #Uncharted" video=" />

  • News Why Didn't Sony Show Any Indie Games at E3 2017?

    Just a change in focus

    Well, the Internet has its pitchforks ready, and it really wants to give PlayStation Europe chief Jim Ryan a big fat poke in the chest – but of all the dumb things the executive’s said recently, this isn’t one of them. Asked by Games Industry.biz about the lack of indie games during Sony’s E3 2017 press conference, the...

  • News Farpoint's Cryo Pack DLC Pack Is Looking Pretty Cool

    Stay frosty

    PlayStation VR exclusive Farpoint has been selling pretty well, charting in both the UK and the US despite its relatively high price point. And a new expansion is on the way starting 27th June, which will add two chilly new maps to the co-op campaign. Not only this, but all existing multiplayer maps will be added to Challenge Mode, while...

  • News Spider-Man Homecoming Is Swinging to PlayStation VR This Month

    Our spider-sense is tingling

    PlayStation VR has already enabled you to don the cowl, so why not let you pop on Spider-Man's spandex, too? Sony Pictures Virtual Reality is bringing a unique Spider-Man: Homecoming VR experience to the futuristic facemask for free starting 30th June. The digital download will allow you to suit up as Spidey...

  • News Detroit: Become Human Will Usher a Robot Revolution in 2018

    Robot uprising

    There was no date at the end of Detroit: Become Human’s gameplay demo at E3 2017, but the title is slated for release next year. Speaking with GameSpot, auteur David Cage revealed: “It’ll be next year.” Sony’s being a bit weird with dates: it confirmed any titles with a 2018 target during its press conference are due in

  • News This PS4 Theme Is a New Low

    It's time to stop

    Look at this monstrosity. Just look at it. Virtual tat just doesn't get any worse than this, does it? Spotted on the North American PlayStation Store by the ever-aware Wario64, this disgusting dynamic PlayStation 4 theme is quite possibly the worst that's ever been made available. Quite the achievement when you look at some of...

  • News Spider-Man's Swinging Is Completely Skill-Based

    Why so slow, bruh?

    The new Spider-Man game for the PlayStation 4 has been incredibly well received, winning our Game of the Show gong by a country mile. But if there’s been any criticism levelled at the exclusive, it’s been the slow swinging speed. That’s prompted developer Insomniac Games to come out and clarify: it’s all skill-based, and...

  • News PlayStation Plus' Free PlayLink Game in July 2017 Will Be a Bonus

    Joined by usual slate of software

    Quietly confirmed during E3 2017, Sony announced that That’s You – one of the flagship titles in its new line of social PlayLink experiences – will be given away with PlayStation Plus starting 4th July. What we didn’t know is whether it will take up a slot in the Instant Game Collection – or be a bonus on...

  • News Death Stranding Is Already Playable on PS4

    And is as revolutionary as promised

    Death Stranding, the next game from Metal Gear maker Hideo Kojima, is already playable on the PlayStation 4, according to PlayStation America boss Shawn Layden. Touching upon the title’s absence from E3 2017, the amiable executive admitted that he has played the game, and that it’s everything the auteur has...

  • News Spider-Man Seemingly Launching in First Half of 2018

    God of War and Shadow of the Colossus, too

    We’ve told you time and time again that Sony’s moving away from the holidays for tentpole exclusive releases, but even after the dizzying first-party PlayStation 4 lineup in the first half of this year, still people doubt the tactic. Well, it looks like it’s going to be repeating it in 2018, because...

  • E3 2017 See More Uncharted: The Lost Legacy on 20th June

    Indian adventure

    Naughty Dog will be debuting Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’s full-length E3 2017 demo on Twitch starting 10AM PT on 20th June. “Tune in to hear from creative director Shaun Escayg and game director Kurt Margenau as they share more details about the game and answer viewer questions,” the developer said. It added: “We’ll also...

  • News Industry Is Better When Nintendo Is Strong, Says Sony

    Platform holder doesn't think it'll be easy for Xbox One X

    Sony’s weighed in once again on the early success of the Nintendo Switch, stressing that it believes the increased presence in the space is a “good thing”. PlayStation Europe president Jim Ryan spoke earnestly about the positive reception the hybrid hardware has received, noting that...

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