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Out This Week: Road Not Taken, The Swapper, Metrico

Road Not Taken, The Swapper, Metrico

Clone wars

The best thing about this week’s roster of new PlayStation releases is that you’ll be playing a couple of them for free. Sony’s been especially good at marrying its Instant Game Collection updates to new arrivals of late, meaning that even if you hadn’t intended to follow the Road Not Taken or splash your cash on Metrico,...

News: BioShock's Swimming to a Smartphone Near You, But Not the PlayStation Vita

BioShock's Swimming to a Smartphone Near You, But Not the PlayStation Vita

The Rapture awaits

Assuming that series creator Ken Levine’s cancelled Final Fantasy Tactics-esque vision for BioShock Vita wasn’t a big enough kick in the teeth, 2K Games has now announced that the series’ original entry will be riding Rapture’s bathysphere to the iPhone and iPad at some point in the near future. That sinking sensation that...

News: UK Sales Charts: The Last of Us Remastered Stumbles Upon Fifth Biggest Launch of the Year

UK Sales Charts: The Last of Us Remastered Stumbles Upon Fifth Biggest Launch of the Year

All of that foraging paid off

Naughty Dog’s hard work porting re-release The Last of Us Remastered to the PlayStation 4 wasn’t for nothing, as the next-gen escapade has attained the fifth biggest launch of the year in the UK – an impressive feat considering that 90 per cent of the nation’s living it up in Alicante right now. It also secured...

Push Rewind: The Last of Us Remastered, PS Plus Freebies, and Destiny Concerns

The Last of Us Remastered, PS Plus Freebies, and Destiny Concerns

Groove jet

Summer’s ordinarily slow in the gaming industry, but the pounding in this editor’s head suggests that another convention is lurking. We’re right about a week away from German show GamesCom, which means that everything’s kicking off in the PlayStation Nation right now. And that includes several high-profile releases, spanning The...

News: Fascinating Indie Teslagrad Will Fetch a Fancy Physical Release on PS4, PS3, and Vita

Fascinating Indie Teslagrad Will Fetch a Fancy Physical Release on PS4, PS3, and Vita

Electrifying stuff

It's not often that you hear of an indie game getting a physical release, but that's exactly what's happening with Rain Games' Teslagrad. Speaking on its official Facebook account, the developer stated that it's teamed up with SOEDESCO Benelux in order to bring a boxed copy of the title to store shelves. What's more, the studio...

News: PlayStation Hardware Sales Leave Xbox in the Dust

PlayStation Hardware Sales Leave Xbox in the Dust

PS4 reverses firm's fortunes

It’s no real secret that the PlayStation 4 is a runaway success, and that’s been reflected by Sony’s latest hardware sales figures. In the platform holder’s most recent financial report, the company claims that its gaming business has seen a 95.7 per cent increase in revenue year-over-year, with the division...

Review: Magical Beat (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Magical Beat (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Rhythm stick

The goal of Magical Beat is simple to learn, but incredibly difficult to master. It’s a bit of a mix between Lumines and Tetris, where you have to drop blocks known as beatons to the beat of the music. There’s a Beat Sync Gauge which provides a metronome and information on the current tempo of the track, but it’s much easier to...

Store Update: 30th July 2014 (Europe)

30th July 2014 (Europe)

Big break

Make no mistake: The Last of Us Remastered is the big new addition to the European PlayStation Store this week. Alas, we’re running out of Joel and Ellie flavoured thumbnail images at this point, so we figured that we better rack up a Pure Pool picture instead. Chalk it up to variety. Sorry. PlayStation 4: Pure Pool Price: £

News: PS4 Indie Road Not Taken Follows a Free Path in August PlayStation Plus Update

PS4 Indie Road Not Taken Follows a Free Path in August PlayStation Plus Update

Fez, Crysis 3, Metrico, and more

As promised, Sony has revealed the selection of free PlayStation Plus titles that will be gracing your PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita in August. The goodies – which will be available from next week – include Spry Fox’s procedurally generated puzzler Road Not Taken. Fun fact: that game shares a name...

Store Update: 29th July 2014 (North America)

29th July 2014 (North America)

After all we've been through

It perhaps won’t surprise you to learn that The Last of Us Remastered represents the biggest addition to the PlayStation Store this week. The title’s launching alongside a list of multiplayer add-ons longer than heroine Ellie’s entire body, so get ready to spend a little extra if you like cosmetic competitive...

Review: Rogue Legacy (PlayStation 4)

Rogue Legacy (PlayStation 4)

Castle smashers

There are plenty of brutal indies that'll put your dexterity to the test on Sony platforms. The likes of Spelunky and Cloudberry Kingdom represent a somewhat niche, but addictive genre. However, Rogue Legacy, a title that blends platforming and simple combat with role-playing mechanics, is perhaps one of the most inspired that we've...