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Gamescom 2016: Tour Sony's Booth with PlayStation Exec Jim Ryan

Tour Sony's Booth with PlayStation Exec Jim Ryan

Guess who's back?

This is becoming an annual tradition now, isn't it? Sony may not be holding a press conference at Gamescom for the second year running, but at least we can rely on an uber-awkward Jim Ryan tour. German social media team Inside PlayStation has uploaded this lengthy look at everything that the Japanese giant's got on display this...

Gamescom 2016: Sony to Publish Boxed Version of the Brilliant Battlezone

Sony to Publish Boxed Version of the Brilliant Battlezone

VR you ready?

Battlezone, the mind-blowing PlayStation VR launch title from Rebellion, will be getting a boxed release on 13th October – and Sony's the one publishing it. The platform holder's partnered hard with the Oxford-based developer on this title, so it's no surprise to see the firm consummate the collaboration with a retail launch...

Gamescom 2016: The Tomorrow Children Goes to Work from 6th September

The Tomorrow Children Goes to Work from 6th September

Will eventually be free-to-play

Do you remember The Tomorrow Children? Yeah, we barely do either – we played the alpha eons ago, but then it never seemed to want to come out. Fortunately, the soviet-inspired sim appears to be right around the corner, as it will begin its complicated rollout from 6th September. However, that's not the end of the...

Gamescom 2016: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's Zombies Mode Is the Zaniest Yet

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's Zombies Mode Is the Zaniest Yet

Disco fever

This is thriller – or something! Call of Duty's zombies mode has been bonkers for a while now, but Infinite Warfare's newly announced Zombies in Spaceland may just be the series' zaniest co-op option yet. The eighties-inspired outing will see you donning some DayGlo and dirty dancing with the undead, as you work your way through an...

News: PS4 Firmware 4.0 Beta Invites Are Being Sent Out Now

PS4 Firmware 4.0 Beta Invites Are Being Sent Out Now

So it begins

If you signed up for the PlayStation 4 firmware update 4.0 beta last month, then you may want to keep an eye on your email inbox. Beta invites are reportedly going out as we sit here typing this very article, so here's hoping that you've been selected as one of the chosen testers. Firmware 4.0 brings numerous improvements to Sony's...

Video: Bound Has Some of the Best Animations on PS4 Yet

Bound Has Some of the Best Animations on PS4 Yet

Dancin', dancin'

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is a majestically animated game, but Polish demoscene dev Plastic's latest may just rival it. Bound's gameplay is based upon performance capture of real dancers, and the studio's done an incredible job of marrying these moves to gameplay – it's way more responsive than you could possibly imagine. We...

Review: Bound (PS4)

Bound (PS4)

Just dance

As demoscene veterans, it's no surprise to see Polish developer Plastic's latest obsess over visual effects. Bound is a ballerina-based adventure rife with technical tricks: voxels pulsate like equalisers in the release's dream-like backdrops, particles scatter without frames ever being dropped, and fabrics contort to the shape of the...

News: Here's Your First Look at Folders on PS4

Here's Your First Look at Folders on PS4

Nice 'n' tidy

As reported earlier today, folders are finally coming to the PlayStation 4 as part of the impending firmware update v4.00 – but how do they look? Well, the Japanese PlayStation Blog has released some screenshots showing off the new system software, and embedded above you can see the oft

News: PS4 Firmware Update 4.00 Details Revealed by Sony

PS4 Firmware Update 4.00 Details Revealed by Sony

Folders! Reworked user interface! Better Trophies!

Sony's gone ahead and revealed what you can expect from the PlayStation 4's upcoming firmware. The 4.0 download - codenamed Shingen - will finally bring folders to the system, allowing users to sort and organise their games and applications. A good start. To coincide with this new feature, the...

Mission Blog: Join Me on My Journey to the Centre of the Universe

Join Me on My Journey to the Centre of the Universe

Take off

"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is one of my all-time favourite things. It's hilarious, it's silly, and it's about travelling through...

Review: No Man's Sky (PS4)

No Man's Sky (PS4)

Every opinion procedural

We can't believe our luck. For all the planets and moons in this system, most of them scorched and practically lifeless, the last one we visit is a bonafide world of paradise. Lush bright blue grass stretches out to the horizon where it meets a scarlet sky, the space station hanging just close enough to make out its shape...

News: Rockstar Could Be at PlayStation Meeting, But This Isn't Proof

Rockstar Could Be at PlayStation Meeting, But This Isn't Proof

Don't believe everything you read

Oh dear, the Internet loves a good unsubstantiated rumour, eh? Our inbox exploded earlier today after so-called "industry insider" Tidux posted a cryptic tweet with a couple of emojis, suggesting that Rockstar may make an appearance at next month's PlayStation Meeting press conference. Despite somehow earning...

Soapbox: No Man's Sky on PS4 Is the Biggest Disappointment of 2016

No Man's Sky on PS4 Is the Biggest Disappointment of 2016

And yes, Sammy Barker's played Street Fighter V

Good grief, I'm like James Bond in Skyfall's highlands scene right now, clumsily securing Push Square Towers from inevitable impending attacks. There's always been a little bit of crazy in this industry, but Hello Games' hotly anticipated space sim has garnered such a staunch fanbase that it's...

News: PlayStation Now May Start Streaming to PC Soon

PlayStation Now May Start Streaming to PC Soon

The future is Now

Rumour has it that PlayStation Now, the streaming service which allows you to play PlayStation 3 games in a Netflix-esque on-demand fashion, will roll out on the PC from 23rd August. The service is already available on the PlayStation 4 and Vita, and has launched on select Samsung and Sony televisions, but if true, this would...

News: Narrow Margins Force PS4 from Top of US Hardware Charts for First Time in 2016

Narrow Margins Force PS4 from Top of US Hardware Charts for First Time in 2016

You win some, you lose some

Outrageously attractive Xbox One fire sales pushed the PlayStation 4 from the top of the US hardware charts for the first time in eight months last month – although speculation suggests that Sony's system was just 10,000 units off the pace. Microsoft's console was widely available for considerably less than the...