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News: PlayStation Employees Pick God of War III's Best Moments

PlayStation Employees Pick God of War III's Best Moments

Spoilers, obvs

God of War III will finally swing onto the PlayStation 4 this week. And while we're busy beavering away on a review for you – we finally got our copy, by the way – we figured that this video should get you in the mood. In it, various PlayStation employees from Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida all the way through to...

News: Just How Good Is DriveClub's Lighting on PS4?

Just How Good Is DriveClub's Lighting on PS4?

Pretty darn good

We've probably long passed the point where we should be praising DriveClub's visuals, but it's an agonisingly slow news day and we figured that this clip was worth a post. Prior to the racer's servers exploding, developer Evolution Studios talked a lot about the title's dynamic lightning and volumetric clouds – but what do these...

News: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Will Boast a Brutal Difficulty Tier on PS4

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Will Boast a Brutal Difficulty Tier on PS4

But less bullet sponges

If you're one of the three people in the world that didn't break a sweat at Uncharted's otherwise impossible Crushing mode, then you may be pleased to hear that an even more brutal difficulty option will be making its way into Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. We're working off second-hand information here, but Kotaku...

News: Here's Your First Look at Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection on PS4

Here's Your First Look at Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection on PS4

1080p, 60 frames-per-second

How does Uncharted 2: Among Thieves look on the PlayStation 4? Honestly, a lot like you remember it. Meristation has got its grubby mitts on four or so minutes of that E3 2009 moment running on Sony's new-gen system in 1080p at 60 frames-per-second, and it's sure looking slick. It's still very much the same game, though...

News: Pre-Order Journey on PS4 and Get a Typically Pretty Theme

Pre-Order Journey on PS4 and Get a Typically Pretty Theme

Coming to cross-buy users, too

The PlayStation Store's got quite a few decent PlayStation 4 themes knocking around, but this static Journey background's bound to look rather good. Sony Santa Monica Studio announced on Twitter that you'll be able to nab the theme by pre-ordering the sensual adventure on PS4. The new-gen port releases on the 21st...

News: Tons of PS4 Releases Reduced on European PlayStation Store

Tons of PS4 Releases Reduced on European PlayStation Store

Penny pincher

Another week, another slew of stellar discounts on the European PlayStation Store. Sony's expanding the scope of its ongoing summer sale with a bunch of digital PlayStation 4 titles this week, with the likes of Teslagrad, TowerFall Ascension, and Transistor all available for less than a fiver. Both the PlayStation 3 and Vita are also...

News: Naughty Dog Thought The Last of Us Was Going to Bomb

Naughty Dog Thought The Last of Us Was Going to Bomb

Dubbed it the developer's downfall internally

The Last of Us is one of the best selling PlayStation exclusives of all time, but Naughty Dog didn't think that the game was going to succeed during development. In fact, the studio was so worried about how the release would be received that it described the title as the company's "downfall" internally...

News: PlayStation Store PLAY 2015 Comprises Four PS4 Favourites

PlayStation Store PLAY 2015 Comprises Four PS4 Favourites

Playing favourites

Sony's bringing back its PlayStation Store PLAY initiative for 2015 – and while the lineup may be a little more condensed than in previous years, it's all killer and no filler this time. First up is thatgamecompany's groundbreaking Journey, which will be available from 21st July – and will be cross-buy. It'll be followed by...

Weirdness: There's a PSone on the Way to Pluto

There's a PSone on the Way to Pluto

Do not underestimate the power of PlayStation

If you thought that your yellowing PSone was good for late-night sessions of Crash Bandicoot only, then you may want to have a rethink. NASA engineers repurposed the system's MIPS R3000 CPU back in 2006, using it to control a grand piano-sized space probe which is on its way to Pluto. According to The...

News: PlayStation Mobile Officially Ends Distribution Tomorrow

PlayStation Mobile Officially Ends Distribution Tomorrow

A rather short chapter

Just a friendly reminder: no more PlayStation Mobile games will be released after tomorrow, and you won't be able to purchase any existing ones. Sony's failed mobile platform was announced to be coming to an end a while back, but given that we thought its last game, Oh, Deer!, was good enough to warrant some attention, we...

News: Someone Sneezed, So the PlayStation Network Is Down Again

Someone Sneezed, So the PlayStation Network Is Down Again

We're honestly running out of jokes

Sony has confirmed reports that, on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, users are having trouble accessing the PlayStation Network. Namely, the Japanese giant's official PSN Status website lists issues with gaming and social features, PlayStation Video, and the PlayStation Store. A direct quote from the company:...

News: PlayStation and Xbox Bosses Go Head-to-Head

PlayStation and Xbox Bosses Go Head-to-Head

In a friendly game of Disney Infinity 3.0

Can you hear that? It's the sound of Hell freezing over. At the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, PlayStation wish fulfiller Adam Boyes and Xbox spokesperson Larry Hryb hooked up for a head-to-head in Disney Infinity 3.0's all-new Sumo Digital developed kart racing mode. Neither of them looked especially...

News: Don't Hold Your Breath for Backwards Compatibility on PS4

Don't Hold Your Breath for Backwards Compatibility on PS4

"Our focus is creating PS4 games"

During E3 2015, one of Microsoft's biggest 'wow' moments came when it announced that the Xbox One would be gaining the ability to play Xbox 360 titles via a backwards compatibility service. It was a move that had the crowd clapping furiously, and as you'd expect, there's been a big call from PlayStation fans that...

News: Sony Wants to Amplify Indie Scene in Japan

Sony Wants to Amplify Indie Scene in Japan

Bold goals

Indie games represent a gigantic part of the market in Europe and North America right now, but they're less popular in Japan. We're starting to see developers like Yu Suzuki, Keiji Inafune, and Koji Igarashi break away from big publishers in order to go it alone, but these examples are rare. Speaking at the BitSummit convention in...