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News: PlayStation Experience Pledges a Peek into the Future of PS4

PlayStation Experience Pledges a Peek into the Future of PS4

Breathe slowly

This came out of nowhere, didn’t it? Sony has announced a two-day community event in Las Vegas named PlayStation Experience, which promises to offer an “exclusive first look at what’s coming next in 2015”. This could just mean that the platform holder’s going to allow attendees to get some hands-on time with the likes of...

First Impressions: Take a Minute to Learn About One of PS4's Hidden Gems

Take a Minute to Learn About One of PS4's Hidden Gems

60 second smash

Without meaning to sound like a jaded so-and-so, the one problem with reporting on video games is that they rarely have the ability to surprise. As an infant, this particular editor used to relish trips to underground game stores where shelves of import titles gazed gleefully back – every single one of them a mysterious entity...

Game of the Month: September 2014 - Destiny

September 2014 - Destiny

Destined for greatness

It comes as little surprise, but September was a great month for gaming. Signalling the beginning of the holiday rush, it was packed with enjoyable releases and subsequently high scores, which made our always intense staff vote all the more interesting. This isn't the first time that we've argued amongst ourselves regarding...

Store Update: 8th October 2014 (Europe)

8th October 2014 (Europe)

No Wei

As is the case in North America, it’s a big week for the European PlayStation Store as well. Highlights include, of course, Alien: Isolation and DriveClub – but there’s also a little title called Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition supposedly set to deploy this Friday, too. No, we had no idea that it was out so soon either.

Store Update: 7th October 2014 (North America)

7th October 2014 (North America)

Holy moly

They say that the PlayStation 4 has no games, but by goodness does this PlayStation Store update argue differently. There are a total of eight new titles to choose from in this week’s North American refresh, as well as a bunch of PlayStation 3 and Vita releases, too. Oddly enough, there’s no mention of the DriveClub: PS Plus Edition,...

News: The Invizimals Put Up a Fresh Fight on PlayStation Vita This Month

The Invizimals Put Up a Fresh Fight on PlayStation Vita This Month

Hide and seek

It doesn’t feel like that long since the last major Invizimals outing launched in Europe, but already the sequel has apparated into sight. A huge success in its native Spain, Invizimals: The Resistance is set to launch on Sony’s handheld system on 29th October, and will plot the return of Brian Blessed’s brilliant beard. Who...

News: Yes! PSone Title Vib Ribbon Is Rockin' and Rollin' onto the PS Store

Yes! PSone Title Vib Ribbon Is Rockin' and Rollin' onto the PS Store

Fashionably late

Remember when, for a few fleeting seconds, it seemed like new SCEA president Shawn Layden was going to say something interesting during Sony’s big E3 press conference this year? The animated executive seemed to segue into a segment about legendary PSone release Vib Ribbon – only to drop the title as quickly as he touched upon...

News: UK Sales Charts: None Shall Pass FIFA 15, As Shadow of Mordor Enters in Second

UK Sales Charts: None Shall Pass FIFA 15, As Shadow of Mordor Enters in Second

Lord of the league

FIFA 15 fought off its first big competitor for the title this week, remaining at the summit of the UK sales charts – despite the excellent Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor deploying on Friday. The Lord of the Rings spin-off entered in second, netting the biggest ever British launch for a game based on the fantasy franchise. The...

Review: Futuridium EP Deluxe (PlayStation 4)

Futuridium EP Deluxe (PlayStation 4)

Spacecubes

The work of a space pilot is never done – and in Futuridium EP Deluxe, you'll learn this firsthand. This retro themed shooter attempts to combine classic genre tropes with modern sensibilities, while also providing a cacophony of visual and sonic stimulation. But does this ship reach warp speed, or could it have used a bit longer in the...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 41

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 41

Neon pie

We’re teetering on the precipice of gameageddon. Our super secret review document is filled with titles, reviewers have been assigned, and Push Square Towers is awash with complaints regarding the length of certain releases. Anybody would think that we’d entered the third circle of Hell or something. Still, with such animation behind...

Store Preview: DriveClub, Alien: Isolation, NBA 2K15, PlayStation Plus Freebies

DriveClub, Alien: Isolation, NBA 2K15, PlayStation Plus Freebies

It's full of stars

PlayStation Store updates can be dreadfully disappointing affairs. You wait all week for them to come around, only to find that there’s nothing in the lineup that you want to buy. We’re confident that that won’t be the case this coming Tuesday, however, as Sony has compiled one of the most exciting software rosters in...

Reaction: EGX London Hammers Another Nail in PS Vita's Coffin

EGX London Hammers Another Nail in PS Vita's Coffin

Dead too soon

Sony managed to squeeze a double-decker bus onto its booth at EGX London last week, but we didn’t spot a single PlayStation Vita. The flailing format has been largely ignored at the platform holder’s various press conferences this year, but has always enjoyed a strong showfloor presence, with titles such as Freedom Wars and

News: What Do the PlayStation Vita's First Themes Look Like?

What Do the PlayStation Vita's First Themes Look Like?

Suits you, sir

Unlike the PlayStation 4, the PlayStation Vita has always been relatively customisable. Straight out of the box, Sony allowed you to personalise the platform’s bubbly user interface with different colours and pictures – but that functionality’s evolved today. As part of the portable’s v3.30 firmware update, the company has...

News: Firmware Update 3.30 Brightens Up PS Vita with Themes

Firmware Update 3.30 Brightens Up PS Vita with Themes

Dream theme

Want to know what’s better than first-party games? Themes, of course! Sony may have more or less pulled the plug on internal PlayStation Vita development, but at least it’s released a new firmware update that promises to bring a slew of pretty patterns to your favourite portable. Beginning today, you’ll be able to