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Review: Hohokum (PlayStation 4)

Hohokum (PlayStation 4)

Tripping the light fantastic

Whenever we played British developer Honeyslug’s latest game Hohokum at conventions and the like, our biggest issue was quite simply explaining the experience to others. What exactly is the vibrant title starring a multicoloured worm all about? Is it art? How do you play it? Heck, what do you even do? Having spent...

News: There Are Still More PlayStation Press Conferences to Come

There Are Still More PlayStation Press Conferences to Come

Even more PS4 and Vita announcements incoming

You didn’t think that Sony’s big Gamescom 2014 press conference represented the last of the year, did you? As you should already have learned by now, the Japanese giant loves a good livestream, and, as such, it’s set to host another one on 1st September ahead of the Tokyo Game Show. This same...

News: PlayStation Boss Gets Punished for All of E3's Boring Bits This Year

PlayStation Boss Gets Punished for All of E3's Boring Bits This Year

This is for Powers

Regardless of whether or not you liked the content, Sony’s big Gamescom 2014 press conference was much better paced than its E3 2014 one. The folks at SCEE cut out all of the fat, and peppered the organisation’s media briefing in Cologne with trailers, announcements, and very little corporate gobbledygook. SCEA boss Shawn...

News: PS4 Live Streams Are About to Get a Lot More Interesting

PS4 Live Streams Are About to Get a Lot More Interesting

Potentially, anyway

It’s not always easy for a company to predict how consumers will decide to use a particular product, and The Playroom on the PlayStation 4 will definitely have raised a few eyebrows when it started to get used – and, in some instances, abused – by next-gen early adopters. However, recognising the swell of demand for live...

News: UK Sales Charts: PS4 Exclusive The Last of Us Remastered Endures Another Week

UK Sales Charts: PS4 Exclusive The Last of Us Remastered Endures Another Week

"We are survivors, Tess"

There’s so little change in this week’s UK sales chart that we considered skipping it entirely and digging straight into the good stuff. That wouldn’t be especially professional, though, would it? As such, here’s your weekly British best sellers report: The Last of Us Remastered is still on top. The exclusive title...

Gamescom 2014: Half of Tearaway Unfolded's Content Will Be Brand New on PS4

Half of Tearaway Unfolded's Content Will Be Brand New on PS4

Paper cut

Tearaway Unfolded is a bit of a strange, papery proposition. Presented during Sony’s big Gamescom 2014 press conference as a kind of adaptation for the PlayStation 4, it wasn’t entirely clear whether it will boast brand new content or the exact same puzzles and areas as its PlayStation Vita predecessor. Now, an IGN report straight...

Gamescom 2014: Cringe Through Over 20 Minutes of PS4 Exclusive Until Dawn

Cringe Through Over 20 Minutes of PS4 Exclusive Until Dawn

Avoid if you've got a heart condition

Heavy Rain was packed with some pretty cringe-inducing moments, but they weren’t exactly intentional. In the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Until Dawn, developer Supermassive Games has set out to create an experience inspired by dodgy slasher teen movies – and on the evidence of this 20 minute showing,...

Rumour: PS4 Firmware Update 2.00 to Add Dashboard Themes

PS4 Firmware Update 2.00 to Add Dashboard Themes

Console and colours

Update: Sid Shuman has confirmed on NeoGAF that this was an error: "Just wanted to confirm that this was in error and the show has been corrected. Sorry for the mix up. We'll keep you posted on any news related to PS4 themes in the future." Original article: The royal blue of the PlayStation 4’s user interface is undeniably...

Weirdness: You Did Not Want to Look at PlayStation's Twitch Channel Last Night

You Did Not Want to Look at PlayStation's Twitch Channel Last Night

Think of the children

Trolls are an unfortunate part of the Internet, and something that we all have to learn to deal with. However, filtering out a few comments is easy – but avoiding offensive streams on Twitch is not. Overnight, hackers managed to compromise PlayStation’s official broadcasting account, essentially leading to the creation of...

Gamescom 2014: You'll Be Able to Make Trailers for Your Levels in LittleBigPlanet 3

You'll Be Able to Make Trailers for Your Levels in LittleBigPlanet 3

All through the power of share

Sackboy may have had his nose pushed out a little bit this week due to the announcement of dozens of other PlayStation 4 games, but he’s been waiting patiently for us to provide a little update on, er, LittleBigPlanet 3. So, here we are: it’s looking like a real step forward for the series, partly due to the...