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  • Poll Are You Happy with July 2017's Free PlayStation Plus Games?

    Hit or miss?

    If you look back on the lineup for 2017 so far, PlayStation Plus has been pretty strong. Okay, so it’s still falling short of those PlayStation 3 glory years, but there’s been a decent mix of some very good games. And July 2017 is looking like the best lineup yet, with excellent PlayStation 4 exclusive Until Dawn the standout game...

  • News PayPal Chargeback PSN Account Bans Being Lifted

    Sony seeks swift resolution

    Good news: PlayStation Network accounts that were banned yesterday amid the PayPal chargeback cockup are gradually being resurrected as Sony seeks a swift resolution to the issue. We’ve heard from many members who were victims of the platform holder’s auto-ban trigger that now have full access to their accounts again...

  • News PSN Accounts Struck by Mass PayPal Chargeback

    Here's how you can find out if you're affected

    PayPal has launched a mass chargeback on what’s purported to be “thousands” of PlayStation Network transactions, putting many accounts in danger. The cause of the returned payments is unclear, but it means that many profiles are now technically in “debt”, which typically triggers Sony’s...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Back on Top with Several New Releases

    Final Fantasy XIV targets software summit

    The low stock Nintendo Switch situation has opened the door for the PlayStation 4 to return to the top of the Japanese hardware charts – albeit with relatively unimpressive figures all told. Combined sales of the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro propelled Sony’s console back to the summit, with several lower-profile...

  • News July 2017 PlayStation Plus Games Announced

    And it's a phenomenal one

    The big PlayStation Plus update for July 2017 is in – and it’s an outstanding month. The headliner this time is Until Dawn, one of the best exclusives released on the PlayStation 4 to date, and a must-play if you haven’t tried it already. It’s joined by the full season of Telltale’s Game of Thrones as well as new...

  • Store Update 27th June 2017 (Europe)

    Crash bash

    This week plots the return of a PlayStation icon: Micro Machines. Oh alright, while World Series from Codemasters looks promising, we’re obviously referring to Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. This is actually a crazy week for new releases, with Valkyria Revolution, The Golf Club 2, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered all vying...

  • UK Sales Charts Gran Theft Auto V Steals Back Top Spot

    You're a Rockstar

    There’s just no stopping Grand Theft Auto V, which has robbed back the UK sales charts summit for the 13th time since its release. To be fair, this was a very slow week, with Dead by Daylight being the best new arrival in 16th position. Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood debuted in 23rd place, and that’s all she wrote really. The...

  • Talking Point What Free July 2017 PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    And when will the PS Plus update be announced?

    It’s almost time for the monthly Instant Game Collection update, with the next batch of PlayStation Plus goodies to be given away on 4th July. But what are you hoping gets added as part of July 2017’s roster, and is there anything in particular you’ve got your fingers crossed for? When will July...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 174

    Feet up

    E3 2017 is a distant memory and the temperatures have dipped to a somewhat more agreeable level (at least here in the UK, anyway) so it’s time to settle down for some serious gaming. With the release schedule slowly starting to thin ahead of the summer months, we have the distinct feeling that backlogs are going to take centre stage over...

  • News NA PlayStation Store Flash Sale Assaults Your Wallet Once More

    PS4, PS3, and Vita games all included

    Sony really gets this PlayStation Store sale thing these days – it feels like there’s never any end to the promotions and discounts. The platform holder’s just launched another Flash Sale in North America, which is scheduled to run until 8AM PT on Monday, 26th June. Some of the highlights on the...

  • Japanese Sales Charts All's Quiet on the PlayStation Front

    Summertime snoozefest

    Bad news if you thought the Japanese sales charts were about to get interesting, because for the millionth week running, there's bugger all happening as far as PlayStation's concerned. There are no new PlayStation 4 releases in the top 20, with Tekken 7 the only current-gen release remaining in the top five. Bandai Namco's...

  • News Huge Savings for PlayStation Plus Members on EU PS Store

    More double discounts

    Double Discounts are live not just in North America, but in Europe as well. PlayStation Plus members will secure the best bargains here, with deals like MLB The Show 17 for £19.99 and Batman: Return to Arkham for £10.49. Other highlights include Far Cry Primal for £13.79, Metro Redux for £7.49, and The Crew for £7.99. If...

  • News PlayStation Plus Members Unlock Double Discounts on NA PS Store

    Cheap as chips

    Has the E3 2017 hype whet your appetite for some new gaming goodness? Good news, there are a bunch of double discounts on the North American PlayStation Store right now – and PlayStation Plus subscribers are getting the best deals. For example, Battlefield 4 is just $7.99, while the entire first season of Hitman is $23.99. Other...

  • Store Update 20th June 2017 (Europe)

    Back to normal

    E3 2017 is over and normal service has resumed – starting with the European PlayStation Store update. Obviously the big new arrival this week is Nex Machina, the sublime twin-stick shooter from Housemarque and Eugene Jarvis. But in its slipstream is Dead by Daylight, Get Even, and a couple of new PlayStation Vita titles. PS4 Games:...

  • News May 2017 NPD: Nintendo Switch Stock Shortages Open the Door for PS4

    Injustice 2 leads software chart

    After being overthrown by the Nintendo Switch for a couple of months, stock shortages have opened the door and allowed the PlayStation 4 to reclaim its crown at the summit of the United States hardware charts. May 2017 wasn’t a brilliant month for the games industry, as overall spend dropped 11 per cent, though...

  • UK Sales Charts Horizon Keeps ARMS at Arm's-Length

    The huntress returns

    Horizon: Zero Dawn has returned to the summit of the UK sales charts, after being reduced nationwide as part of the Days of Play promotion. Aloy’s adventure managed to keep new Nintendo Switch exclusive ARMS at arm’s-length – though it was retailing at double the price on a significantly smaller install base, so that’s...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 173

    Post-show play sesssions

    E3 2017 is over, which means that we’re ready to actually play games again – as opposed to just talk about them. The summer months may be in full swing, but the PlayStation 4 gaming calendar ain’t looking any quieter. Here’s what we’re playing this weekened. Robert Ramsey, Associate Editor: After weeks of...

  • Podcast Episode 26 - Was E3 2017 a Show to Remember?

    Or has the game changed?

    Somehow it's E3 again, which apparently means all the news about video games! After recovering from the notion that it's already been a whole year, we knuckle down this episode to cover all the big hitters announced, talked about, and generally witnessed with eyeballs at the convention this year. While we touch on stuff seen...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Read the E3 2017 News Instead

    Another slow week

    The Japanese sales charts are out, and as has been the case for several weeks now, there’s naff all going on apart from the Nintendo Switch getting a trickle of stock. PlayStation 4 sales are in the gutter, but it’s just a dry spell for the entire industry at the moment; expect sales to perk up across the board when Dragon...

  • E3 2017 13 Sentinels Looks Stupidly Pretty, But Its New Trailer Doesn't Tell Us Much

    Unlucky for some

    Vanillaware's gorgeous new game, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, has received a shiny new E3 2017 trailer - but the problem is that even after watching it, we still don't know much at all about the game. Well, we know it's visually incredible, but we've already mentioned that. So, a teaser trailer for a title that was announced back in...

  • Deals Former E3 Favourites Discounted on NA PlayStation Store

    Some decent savings

    Sony’s plunged the price of some former E3 favourites on the North American PlayStation Store, with the spotlight being on the best convention attendees from yesteryear. PlayStation Plus members will get the best savings, with standout offers including Batman: Arkham Knight for $9.99 and Mirror’s Edge Catalyst for $9.99. The...

  • E3 2017 Undertale Coming to PS4 and Vita With Collector's Edition

    It fills you with determination

    Undertale is one of last year's most innovative, emotionally affecting RPGs with a profoundly silly yet profound story. However, it no longer remains exclusive to PC. The universally-praised title will arrive on the PlayStation 4 and Vita this summer. In addition, a collector's edition provided by Fangamer will also...

  • UK Sales Charts WipEout Omega Collection Earns an Elite Pass

    First ever number one for franchise

    We’re going to blow your mind a bit here: WipEout Omega Collection has scored the first ever UK sales charts number one in the iconic series’ history. Yes, that’s really true – it’s the first WipEout game ever to top the British sales charts. Has your mind been blown? We’re pretty bloody shocked...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 172

    The calm before the storm

    E3 2017 begins in earnest this weekend with a handful of media briefings, but there’s plenty of time for gaming while you wait for all of the shows to get underway. The question is: what games will be part of your pre-presser warm-up? You know the drill by now. Graham Banas, Reviewer: With all sorts of E3 conferences to...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Tekken 7 Juggles Its Way to Number 1

    Tekken it higher

    Well, there's only one worthwhile story to extract from the latest Japanese sales charts. Soaring straight to the top of the software list, Tekken 7 shifted 58,736 copies on PlayStation 4 during its debut. Certainly not an amount worth shouting about, but it's worth remembering that the series has traditionally moved more units in...

  • News Beautiful Art Meets Giant Mechs in Sci-Fi Title 13 Sentinels, Confirmed for Western Release

    Lucky 13

    Vanillaware, the Japanese studio behind the glorious Dragon's Crown and the fantastic Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, has a new game in the works called 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. The project was originally announced quite a while back, but we've seen very little of it since. All we know is that it sports George Kamitani's insanely good signature...

  • Store Update 6th June 2017 (Europe)

    Checkered flag

    If racing games are your thing, then you’re in for a treat this week. Both remaster WipEout Omega Collection and sequel DiRT 4 are headliners on the European PlayStation Store this time. Other new arrivals include intriguing narrative adventure The Town of Light and survival horror Perception. You can find the full list of arrivals...

  • News June 2017's Free PlayStation Plus Games Are Available Now

    Get 'em while they're hot

    Want something new to play? Look no further than the PlayStation Store, where June 2017’s roster of free PlayStation Plus games are available now – in Europe at least. Those of you in North America will have to wait until the PlayStation Store updates in your region, but it shouldn’t be too far behind. The lineup...

  • News Sony Believes PlayStation Vita Is Still a Viable System

    But not in the West

    Despite being the successor to a platform that moved over 80 million units, the PlayStation Vita has been a commercial flop. While the handheld is fantastic to use, it never quite got the support needed to make it succeed in a changing world where smartphones rule pockets around the world. And as part of an interview with The...

  • UK Sales Charts Tekken 7 Lands Series' First Number One in 20 Years

    83 per cent of copies sold on PS4

    Tekken 7 has become the first entry in Bandai Namco’s iconic brawler brand to top the UK sales charts in almost two decades. The previous entry to achieve such a feat was Tekken 3 all the way back in 1998, which is frankly incredible. A whopping 83 per cent of retail copies were sold on the PlayStation 4 – one...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 171

    Almost forgot to ask

    Guess who forgot about WAYP this week? In your humble host’s defence, the Bank Holiday has messed up our perception of time – and, like, E3 2017 is approaching so… Anyhoo, we have an amazing team of scribes here who dropped everything at a moment’s notice to shoot their itinerary over. That or they just so happened to be...

  • Game of the Month Top 4 PlayStation Games of May 2017

    Whimsy, Batman, shadow things, and exploding eyeballs

    Yikes, it's the summer of 2017 already. The year seems to be flying by, but at least we've had more than our fair share of gaming goodness so far - and May wasn't found lacking for quality titles, either. As always, we got our team of writers together in order to vote for the best game of last...

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    Review The Caligula Effect

    μ got a friend in me

    When a game features a story written by Persona veteran Tadashi Satomi it’s difficult not to get a bit hyped for it. The Caligula Effect is an ambitious sounding action role-playing game set in a high school with over 500 non-playable characters to befriend and a very unique battle system. Sadly, if you were hoping for a game...

May2017

  • News June 2017 PlayStation Plus Games Announced

    A nice bit of variety

    Sony has revealed your PlayStation Plus titles for June 2017, and as it turns out, the recent leak was correct. Indeed, PlayStation 4's looking at a strong offering with Life Is Strange and Killing Floor 2 leading the way. That's not bad at all, is it? Both are quite highly rated, and they each present something completely...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Ys VIII Dashes Straight to Number 1 as PS4 Stays Quiet

    Guilty Gear also rocks into top 5

    We'd still classify this as a pretty boring instalment of the Japanese sales charts, but at least we've got a few things to write about this time around. First off, the latest Ys game, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, shot straight to the top of the software charts, selling a kind-of-okay-but-actually-pretty-low 27,741...

  • Store Update 30th May 2017 (Europe)

    Tekken the mick

    We’re almost in June, and the first of a trifecta of PSone franchises is scheduled to release in a matter of days. Tekken 7 is due out this Friday, but if you can’t wait that long, then there’s Danger Zone, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, and the final episode in The Walking Dead: A New Frontier to look forward to. What are you...

  • UK Sales Charts Injustice 2 Slaps Down Overwatch

    NetherRealm's brawler on top

    Injustice 2 juggled its way to a second flawless victory this week, beating away strong competition from a resurgent Overwatch – itself enjoying its first anniversary event. Grand Theft Auto V looted third position, while FIFA 17 and PREY made up the remainder of the top five. Dishonored 2 re-entered the charts in...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 170

    Warm up

    The sun’s been shining for two or three days here in the UK, which means after much yearning for summer, the British people have turned to an age old complaint: “It’s too hot!” And, frankly, it is – so we’ll be hunkering down in our man cave and playing some games. Here’s what’s on the agenda. Sammy Barker, Editor: I’ve...

  • News A New PlayStation Vita? The Ridiculously Stupid E3 Rumours Have Begun

    God help us

    Dear oh dear, where to even begin? There are currently rumours floating around the 'net that suggest Sony is planning on unveiling a brand new portable console at E3 next month. Supposedly, this new device will go toe to toe with the Nintendo Switch, because yes, that's a totally logical market for Sony to pursue. Now, these kinds of...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Steady as Sales Slow Down

    Calm before the Dragon Quest?

    The post-Golden Week slump in Japan is still very real, with little to shout about in this week’s Media Create report. PREY was the “hottest” new release of the week, selling 7,105 units on the PlayStation 4. Danganronpa 1/2 Reload also charted for Sony’s new-gen system, shifting 3,880 units. You’ve got to...

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