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News: Not Everyone Thinks Sony's Resting on Its Laurels with PS4

Not Everyone Thinks Sony's Resting on Its Laurels with PS4

"Sony is working non-stop"

We suppose that it was inevitable: the PlayStation 4 is the undisputed market leader right now, so of course cynics are heralding the return of the evil Sony of old. To be fair, the organisation's not perfect – Shovel Knight couldn't even release on time, for starters. But, as far as we're concerned, there's absolutely...

Rumour: People Are Saying That Sony Will Promote Call of Duty: Black Ops III

People Are Saying That Sony Will Promote Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Back in black?

Welcome to the latest generation of games consoles – where co-marketing deals have taken the place of the third-party exclusives that don't exist anymore. When you stop and think about it, it's pretty moronic that platform holders are fighting over the rights to advertise games, but this is big business at the moment – just look...

Feature: What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Trash Panic?

What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Trash Panic?

To bin or not to bin

Trash Panic is rubbish in the best possible way. A concept tossed out by Japan Studio when the PlayStation 3 was about as popular as a bin man in a hoarder's back room, the barmy release sees you playing Tetris with debris. It sounds simple enough, but it's harder than controlling your gag reflexes while washing in a bath...

News: Sorry Europe, You're Not Getting Shovel Knight Today

Sorry Europe, You're Not Getting Shovel Knight Today

SCEE strikes back

Costume Quest 2 is finally out in Europe six months after the holiday that it was produced to promote, so what are you whinging about? Oh, that's right: Shovel Knight, which everyone expected to be part of today's European PlayStation Store update, is actually not due out in the Old World until, er, tomorrow. Maybe. Why? We're...

News: Sony Really Wants You to Pre-Order PS4 Games on the PlayStation Store

Sony Really Wants You to Pre-Order PS4 Games on the PlayStation Store

The direct route

There's still no real reason to buy retail games digitally. Yes, this author will freely admit that he likes having DriveClub on his hard drive, ready to play whenever he gets the fancy – but we'd never pay over the odds for a digital download purely for convenience, and we know that the majority of you feel exactly the same...

News: You Need This Journey Record in Your Life

You Need This Journey Record in Your Life

No, not that Journey

You're not a true hipster until you have a sizeable vinyl collection – preferably spanning indie hits such as thatgamecompany's outstanding Journey. It's a good thing for your coffee shop street cred, then, that iam8bit has teamed up with Sony to create this stunning double LP set for Austin Wintory's soaring score. The...

News: Evolution Studios Rolls Out DriveClub's Latest PS4 Patch

Evolution Studios Rolls Out DriveClub's Latest PS4 Patch

Scream if you wanna go faster

As promised yesterday, DriveClub's latest PlayStation 4 patch has rolled out. The meaty update weighs in at just short of 3GB – and that's if you're up to date – so it's going to take a little while to pull if you don't have the best connection. Fortunately, you can always whack your system in Rest Mode, and it'll...

News: PS4 Firmware Update 2.51 Is Live and Kicking

PS4 Firmware Update 2.51 Is Live and Kicking

Mandatory download up now

Sony's finally got around to releasing that PlayStation 4 firmware update that leaked the other week. The patch – dubbed v2.51 – is mandatory, and is available now. It weighs in at 245MB, and promises both enhanced "system stability" and improved "operation quality". We'll have a poke around shortly and let you know...

News: Sony's Finally Doing Some Maintenance on PS4's Messaging Utility

Sony's Finally Doing Some Maintenance on PS4's Messaging Utility

Snail mail

Messages on the PlayStation 4 have gotten faster of late, but they're still not as immediate as they should be. Fortunately, platform holder Sony has announced some cross-platform maintenance on the PlayStation Network's communications module, which will run – in the UK at least – from 05:00AM BST until 08:00AM BST on Wednesday,...

News: DriveClub's Getting a Free Tour as Part of a New PS4 Update

DriveClub's Getting a Free Tour as Part of a New PS4 Update

Tons of other content, too

Evolution Studios may have been close to being shuttered, but that's not stopped the Runcorn-based developer from continuing to support DriveClub with a stupid amount of content. The racer's latest update – dubbed v1.14 for those keeping count – will add in a brand new event named the Startline Tour, which will be...

News: People Are Going Ape Over This PS Vita Trademark

People Are Going Ape Over This PS Vita Trademark

But it's probably nothing

Hype's a funny thing: it often leads people to jump to outrageous (and incorrect) conclusions. Take this PlayStation Vita hardware trademark, which some people seem to think is a new handheld revision. It was filed by Sony Computer Entertainment on 1st April, and spotted on a Twitter account which automatically posts fresh...

Review: MLB 15 The Show (PlayStation 4)

MLB 15 The Show (PlayStation 4)

Infield home run

It's hard to believe that MLB The Show is now celebrating its 10th anniversary. Despite dominating every other baseball title for the majority of these years, Sony's series has never shown complacency. Instead, it's aged like a fine wine, and gotten better with each new release. When booting up MLB 15 The Show, there's nothing here...

News: Ultra Street Fighter IV Gets a Release Date on PS4, Certainly Sounds Like an Ultimate Package

Ultra Street Fighter IV Gets a Release Date on PS4, Certainly Sounds Like an Ultimate Package

PS4 re-release has no input lag

Ultra Street Fighter IV has been dealt a confirmed release date on PlayStation 4, and the good news is that it's not very far away. The brawler will smash up Sony's newest console on the 26th May in both Europe and North America. The next-gen re-release will set you back $24.99, which we assume will equate to...

News: Don't Worry, Alienation on PS4 Looks All Kinds of Rad

Don't Worry, Alienation on PS4 Looks All Kinds of Rad

Bring the beat back

This is why you should never doubt Finnish developer Housemarque's ability to deliver: Alienation looks freakin' rad. When the studio revealed a few details regarding its isometric shooter earlier in the week, we lamented the lack of footage, as everything that it was describing sounded like Helldivers to us. It turns out that...