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March2017

  • News Sony Drums Down PaRappa, LocoRoco PS4 Port Release Dates

    It's all in the mind

    Sony's getting proper nostalgic this year with PlayStation 4 ports of PaRappa the Rapper and LocoRoco, and now the platform holder has revealed when you can expect to play them. Master Onion's up first, as you'll be able to kick punch your way through the Japanese giant's remastered PSone classic PaRappa the Rapper starting 28th...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.50 Launches Tomorrow

    Confirmed, this time

    Disappointed that PlayStation 4 firmware update 4.50 didn't make the cut yesterday? Well despair no more, as Sony has slapped a confirmed release date on the software upgrade. You can expect the new firmware to go live tomorrow - that's the 9th March at the time of writing. So, what's included? To start with, we're finally...

  • News PlayStation Plus Members Save Up to 70 Per Cent on EU PS Store

    March madness

    It's easy to forget, but PlayStation Plus is about much more than merely the free games every month. One of the service's unsung benefits are all of the discounts that it provides, and SIEE's going mad this month with a bunch of March double discounts. Those of you without a membership will be able to get up to 35 per cent off select...

  • News No Man's Sky Finds the Path to a Major PS4 Patch

    Will add vehicular exploration

    To be fair to Hello Games, the last update to No Man's Sky was a major one, adding base building and a bit more purpose to the deep space adventure. And now the small Guildford-based studio has announced a second major patch, named the 'Path Finder' update. According to the studio, this will add a vehicle which you'll...

  • News Plenty of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy News Is Coming Your Way Soon

    Uncharted territory

    Just when we were starting to wonder when we'd hear more about Naughty Dog's Uncharted spin-off, Game Informer has revealed the cover of its next issue, and guess what? It's Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. The PlayStation 4 exclusive was announced back at the PlayStation Experience last year, and will follow series favourite Chloe...

  • News March's Free PlayStation Plus Games Are Available Now

    Which will you play first?

    Your free roster of PlayStation Plus games for March 2017 are available to download right now in Europe. Those of you in North America may need to wait a few hours following the publication of this article for the freebies to roll out in your region, but rest assured they're coming. The goodies this time include the...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.50 Release Ruled Out

    Still no official date

    There was strong speculation that PlayStation 4 firmware update v4.50 would roll out today, but the lack of a PlayStation Blog post always seemed suspect. Now Sony has clarified on its Ask PlayStation Twitter account, stressing that there's no official date for the upgraded system software announced yet. We'd h

  • News PlayStation Vue Will Give You More TV, TV, TV for Your Money

    Watch this space

    Remember when the Xbox One was revealed and Microsoft spent more time showing how you could snap Family Fortunes to the side of your screen than actually showing games? Sony was watching, as it's announced a new multi-view feature for the aptly named cord-cutting service PlayStation Vue, which will allow you to observe several...

  • News Hideo Kojima Won't Stop Fultoning Konami Staff

    Poached

    We thought everyone hated Konami, so consider our surprise when we spotted £50 Bomberman smirking at us among the UK sales charts top ten today. Whatever. It seems that Hideo Kojima is still busy poaching staff from his ex-employer, as Horizon: Zero Dawn's credits list a number of names from the new Kojima Productions. Included in the...

  • News Crash Bandicoot PS4 Will Be Playable at PAX East 2017

    N. Sane

    Huge news for you Crash Bandicoot fans trekking out to PAX East 2017 this week: the N. Sane Trilogy will be playable on the PlayStation 4 in Sony's booth. It's one of dozens of titles that the platform holder's bringing to Boston, including Farpoint, Gran Turismo Sport, RIME, and Windjammers. Looks like a really great lineup this year. PAX...

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

    Your last chance

    Just a gentle reminder that this is your last chance to download February's free roster of PlayStation Plus games. Starting tomorrow, March's lineup – which includes Tearaway Unfolded and Disc Jam – will be made available, so you've got just about 24 hours left to claim the likes of LittleBigPlanet 3, No

  • News It Looks Like PS4 Firmware Update 4.50 Launches Tomorrow

    The big one

    PlayStation 4 firmware update 4.50 is set to release tomorrow, according to post over on Reddit. Said post sources a technical support email from Sony, which supposedly lets slip that the update is incoming. "With the release of System Software Update 4.50 tomorrow there will be a patch to version 2.40 of the PS VR firmware," it reads,...

  • News Meet the Real-Life Aloy from Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Based on Dutch actress Hannah Hoekstra

    We all know that Ashly Burch lent her larynx to bring Horizon: Zero Dawn protagonist Aloy to life, but one thing we weren't aware of is that the character's based upon the likeness of Dutch actress Hannah Hoekstra. Guerrilla Games revealed earlier in the year that it scanned the star's facial features in order...

  • News PS4 Is Still the UK's Biggest Ever Console Launch

    Will it ever be beaten?

    A new contender threatened to steal the PlayStation 4's console launch crown last week: the Nintendo Switch released in the UK – but it couldn't topple the Sony system's monster debut. According to Games Industry.biz, the Big N's hybrid moved a respectable 80,000 units over its opening weekend – double that of the Wii U...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Accused of Cultural Appropriation

    Guerrilla's latest criticised

    Horizon: Zero Dawn is one of the most progressive games that we've played in some time. We're not going to fawn over it for that reason alone – it also happens to be a brilliant adventure built around some incredibly compelling fiction – but its representation of genders, sexuality, and race is second to none as far...

  • News PlayStation's Still Patting Nintendo on the Back

    Corporate congrats

    Sony congratulated Nintendo on the success of Zelda's reviews yesterday, and it's returned to acknowledge the release of the Switch today. Writing on its official Twitter account to over 13 million followers, it shared the following message: "Today's a big day for Nintendo! Congratulations on launch, we can't wa

  • Soapbox Why We Need Horizon: Zero Dawn DLC

    Sammy reckons Guerrilla's RPG is ripe for expansion

    Well, this is awkward, isn't it? As gaming enthusiasts we collectively rail on companies for Season Passes and day one downloadable content – and rightly so. But if you'll indulge me for just a few minutes, I'm going to be a complete and utter hypocrite, because I kinda want Horizon: Zero Dawn...

  • Poll Will Your PS4 Gather Dust Now the Nintendo Switch Is Out?

    Will you be switching things up?

    You may not have noticed, but the Nintendo Switch is dominating gaming headlines right now, to the point where non-Ninty news is especially hard to come by. Seeing as it's Friday, though, we thought that we'd crack out another community poll - this time to try and get a handle on what the PlayStation faithful think...

  • Guide Horizon: Zero Dawn Walkthrough - Quests, Side-Quests, Errands, Best Ending, Bandit Camps, and Cauldrons

    Where to find all Ancient Vessels, Vantages, Power Cells, and Metal Flowers

    Horizon: Zero Dawn is a huge open world role-playing game filled with quests, side-quests, errands, and much more for you to complete. In this walkthrough, we're going to list off every mission in the game so that you can cross-check your own progress and see what you've got...

  • News PSN Purchases Will Be Taxed in Some US States Starting 1st April

    Game over

    As somewhat uneducated Brits, we find the US taxing system… Interesting to say the least. Anyway, Sony's announced that starting 1st April in certain states, PlayStation Store purchases will begin to be taxed. The charge will be determined by where you live, with New Jersey, Washington, and Texas some of the states affected by this...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn's Stunning Soundtrack Can Now Be Streamed on Spotify

    A storm is coming

    Most of you already know that Horizon: Zero Dawn's a real looker, but it also sounds sensational, too. From the opening bars of Joris de Man's haunting main theme through to the glitch-rock that plays during combat, there's a lot of variety to the title's music – but it all seems to stitch together seamlessly. And now you can...

  • Guide How to Level Up Quickly in Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Earning XP and Skill Points fast

    Like any role-playing game, you're going to want to raise your level as quickly as possible in Horizon: Zero Dawn. Each time you level up, you'll get a new skill point which can be spent in the game's skill tree, as well as a bunch of XP which will contribute towards your level. Levelling will also increase the size...

  • Guide Horizon: Zero Dawn Tips and Tricks All Beginner Hunters Should Know

    Hints to help you get started

    After plenty of build-up, Horizon: Zero Dawn finally releases on the PlayStation 4 this week – and we've put together six tips and tricks that you need to know before you get started with the game. These are spoiler-free suggestions that should help you to get off to the best possible start; recommendations that we...

  • Guide How to Fast Travel in Horizon: Zero Dawn

    And how to unlock unlimited fast travel

    Fast travel is not a throwaway action in Horizon: Zero Dawn. While you can hop around the open world, leaping from one bonfire to another, the system is gated by Fast Travel Packs which can either be crafted or looted. If you don't want to worry about your supply of Fast Travel Packs then you can also unlock...

  • Guide How to Get the Shield-Weaver Outfit in Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Recover an ancient technology and find all five Power Cells

    The best armour bar none in Horizon: Zero Dawn is the Shield-Weaver outfit, which practically makes you invincible to enemy attacks. But the game makes you work for it, and it's part of a side-quest named 'Ancient Armoury' as a result. Snag it and equip it and you'll unlock the 'Got the...

  • Guide How to Find All Horizon: Zero Dawn's Metal Flowers

    Robotic botany

    Metal Flowers are the most abundant collectible in Horizon: Zero Dawn, with a total of 30 to find. These mysterious metallic plants are located all over the open world, and need to be looted when you approach them in order to add them to your notebook. Collecting all 30 of these will unlock a Trophy named 'All Metal Flowers Found'...

  • Guide How to Find All Banuk Figures in Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Locate all of Arnak's figures

    You need to find all Banuk Figures, another kind of collectible in Horizon: Zero Dawn. There are just six of these hidden around the open world and the surrounding area is usually well decorated so they are relatively easy to spot. But where can you locate them all and unlock the 'All Banuk Figures Found' Trophy?...

  • Guide How to Find All Vantages in Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Lookout point

    Vantages are another of Horizon: Zero Dawn's collectibles, though they don't pertain to physical objects on this occasion. Instead they are lookout points within the open world that can be scanned for audio files and also a glitched image of the Old World. But where are all the Vantages in Horizon: Zero Dawn and how do you unlock the...

  • Guide How to Find All Horizon: Zero Dawn's Ancient Vessels

    Mugged off

    Ancient Vessels are one of the main collectibles in Horizon: Zero Dawn, and there are a total of 12 to snag around the post-apocalyptic open world. Essentially discarded mugs from the Old World, you may be wondering where you can find all of these. Fortunately, we've got you covered. Horizon: Zero Dawn Guide and Walkthrough Horizon:...

  • Guide How to Get All Allies to Join Aloy in Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Form a defense and unlock an optional Trophy

    Without revealing too much, Horizon: Zero Dawn's final mission sees the "band" brought together for one final battle – but how can you ensure that all allies join Aloy and unlock an important Bronze Trophy as part of the process? Horizon: Zero Dawn Guide and Walkthrough Horizon: Zero Dawn Walkthrough...

  • News PlayStation Congratulates Nintendo on Zelda Success

    Claims it's an "amazing time for gaming"

    In the latest edition of advertising disguised as a pat on the back, PlayStation UK has publicly congratulated Nintendo on the success of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The game, which has frankly set a Metacritic benchmark which will never be beaten in this editor's opinion, received a raft of...

  • News Sony Temporarily Cuts PS4's Price in Europe to Counter Nintendo Switch

    The battle begins

    Looks like those amazing PlayStation 4 deals in the UK right now are part of a European-wide initiative to rain on the Nintendo Switch's parade. Alongside incredibly aggressive Horizon: Zero Dawn marketing, the platform holder seems eager to ensure that its competitor's new console doesn't catch-on too hard, announcing that the PS4...

  • News Get Money Back from the European PlayStation Store This Month

    Cash back

    It looks like PlayStation Europe's been paying attention to its pals over the Atlantic, announcing an initiative that will see you rewarded with PlayStation Network credit for… Spending PSN credit. Confused? Allow us to explain: if you pump €50 (or a local currency equivalent) into the European PlayStation Store between now and 31st...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Has One Helluva Training Montage

    Rocky Bal-brilliant

    We can pinpoint the exact moment we fell in love with Horizon: Zero Dawn: the training montage. The game very quickly goes all The Hunger Games on your ass, and you're rewarded with this brilliant cut-scene as Aloy readies herself for The Proving – a kind of coming of age event that's celebrated annually in Nora lore. If you...

  • Talking Point Are You Enjoying Horizon: Zero Dawn on PS4?

    Totally Oseram

    Even we're willing to admit that the build-up to Horizon: Zero Dawn has been intense. Sony sent us some branded biscuits today to celebrate the launch – that's a sign of how hard it's promoting the PlayStation 4 exclusive game. We're not going to lie, they were pretty tasty, too – but we digress. The release's now readily...

  • Site News Follow Our Horizon: Zero Dawn Hub Page

    Everything in one place

    Hooked on Horizon: Zero Dawn? Want to get all of our updates on the game in one place? Well, we've just created a hub page for Guerrilla Games' role-playing franchise that will keep you abreast of all of the developments in the fledgling series. You can find the page through here; simply click 'Follow' and it will be added to...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn PS4 Bundles Drop Below £200 in the UK

    Cheap as chips

    Sony's landing some haymakers right now in the UK. In addition to some incredibly aggressive Horizon: Zero Dawn advertising – it's even on freakin' buses here – the platform holder has also worked with retailers to reduce the price of the PlayStation 4 Slim. Up until recently, you could get the console alongside Guerrilla Games'...

  • Guide Everything You Need to Know About Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Every question answered

    Horizon: Zero Dawn is comfortably the biggest PlayStation 4 launch of the year so far, and it's arguably the most important new intellectual property that the platform holder's created since The Last of Us. Naturally, we've put together tons of content to help ease you into the role-playing game – and we've included answers...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Cost a Reported €45 Million to Make

    That seems kinda cheap these days

    Development budgets have soared so much over the past decade or so that we're sitting here surprised at the price tag that's been placed on Horizon: Zero Dawn's head. A report in a Dutch national newspaper claims that the PlayStation 4 exclusive cost over €45 million (~$47 million) to make, and while the exact...

February2017

  • Talking Point Should PlayStation Be Paying Attention to Xbox Game Pass?

    PlayStation Plus +

    Microsoft made an interesting announcement today: Xbox Game Pass. The service, which is similar in principle to EA Access, will see you paying $9.99 per month in order to access a rotating selection of 100 games. You'll be able to download this software to your console and play it in its entirety for the duration that it remains...

  • News Finally You Can Listen to Horizon: Zero Dawn's Main Theme

    Put it on loop

    Horizon: Zero Dawn's main theme – created by Killzone composer Joris de Man – is so good that we found ourselves re-watching the title's reveal trailer on loop just to listen to it. But now, with the game just hours away, one YouTuber's captured the tune in its entirety and uploaded it to the Internet for you to listen to. It's...

  • News This Custom Horizon: Zero Dawn Controller Is Worthy of Worship

    Glory to All-Mother

    The ever industrious DualShock 4 maker Vulpe Andrei is back with another brilliant custom controller, this time inspired by PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn. As with all of the imaginative modder's designs, this one is bursting with detail. It's got beads and feathers attached to the front and sides reflecting the...

  • 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

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