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  • News Fumito Ueda Has Proposed Changes for Shadow of the Colossus' Remake

    But he doesn't know if they'll be used

    Industry legend and Shadow of the Colossus creator Fumito Ueda has proposed improvements for the game’s PlayStation 4 remake. While the auteur wouldn’t reveal what those suggestions include – he doesn’t want to let people down if they don’t make it into the final product – he apparently does feel...

  • News Spider-Man: Homecoming Swings to PlayStation VR in Promotional Demo

    Our spider-sense is tingling

    Spider-Man: Homecoming is going to be big business for Sony this summer, so it’s no surprise to see it pouring company-wide energy into the upcoming cinematic release. In addition to a new scene from the movie being posted exclusively to the PlayStation Store, the company’s also added a free virtual reality...

  • 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...

  • News How Can You Tell Sony's Making Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle?

    Not just because it looks crap

    There’s a new Jumanji movie coming out. Apparently. Like practically every film these days, it’s got The Rock in it. But it’s being produced by Sony Pictures, and we couldn’t help but notice a spot of product placement in the latest trailer. How many 20-somethings do you know with The Last Guardian posters on...

  • News Sony Seemingly Removes Easy Platinum Trophy Game

    You snooze, you lose

    In case you missed our article from earlier in the day, a new game launched on the North American PlayStation Store yesterday, proclaiming to offer the “world’s fastest Platinum Trophy”. But it’s since been removed. The circumstances of the game’s deletion are currently unclear, but critical videos from the likes of...

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    Review Until Dawn

    Mourning woods

    Republished on Wednesday, 28th June 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of July 2017's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Until Dawn is much better than you may be expecting. The teen horror title – which was originally intended as a PlayStation Move...

  • 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...

  • News Sony's Improved the PS4's TV Section and Everyone Hates It

    TV, TV, TV

    The latest in a long line of PlayStation 4 usability “improvements”, Sony has controversially tweaked the TV & Video section of the system, which houses media apps like Netflix and BBC iPlayer. Where previously you could twirl down from a folder to access all of your apps, now you’ll be taken to a standalone page with a heavy...

  • News PlayStation Plus Members Save Big in Mid-Year NA PSN Sale

    Cut down to size

    At this point, there’s always some kind of promotion running on the PlayStation Store in one territory or another, and Sony has just launched a new mid-year sale in North America which is packing some pretty big savings – especially if you’re a PlayStation Plus member. There are genuinely some really good savings here: the...

  • News Documentary Details the Creation of Gran Turismo

    Sports car superstar

    True story: this author once sat opposite Kazunori Yamauchi (and Translator-san) eating a burger. A surreal moment, for sure. This documentary from IGN includes some nice anecdotes from the luminary, as he speaks of his passion for photography among other things, and sheds some light on what makes Gran Turismo such an enduring...

  • News PS5 Is Coming, Sony Confirms

    But don't expect it soon

    Sony has commented on the PlayStation 5 for the first time, telling a German website that it will release a next-gen console – albeit not any time soon. The platform holder was asked about the PlayStation 4 Pro, and whether the mid-gen device will eventually get any exclusive software. Big-wig Shawn Layden reaffirmed that...

  • Opinion Has Sony Really Fallen Out of Love with Indie Games?

    A question of optics

    Ever since PlayStation Europe chief Jim Ryan’s unfortunate choice of words on indie games, there’s been a spate of hot takes about how Sony’s abandoned the scene. It’s taken us at Push Square Towers by surprise, seeing as only a few months ago we were writing articles arguing against PlayStation Store curation. Y’see,...

  • News Sony: Our Exclusives Are Big on Character and Story

    But it's not all you'll find on PS4

    There’s talk of the traditional single player campaign dying out, and looking at E3 2017 there was certainly some evidence of that. Ubisoft’s press conference was filled wall-to-wall with service-based experiences – and not even the long-awaited Beyond Good & Evil 2 could escape the model’s grasp...

  • Feature The Five Best PS4 Games at E3 2017

    Pick of the bunch

    E3 2017 was over a week ago, and we’ve all had time to calm down and reflect on the show. It was an ill-tempered few days without any shadow of a doubt, but there’s plenty to look forward to in PlayStation 4 land – and we thought we’d collate the five most exciting games from the show. These were actually voted for by you...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • News Bravo Team Is One Long, Seamless Journey Through a Single City

    Under siege

    Bravo Team, the new cover-based PlayStation VR shooter from Supermassive Games, has a really cool concept. Unlike other first-person games which whisk you away to a variety of locales, instead the co-op title is set within a single city. This means that throughout the campaign, you’ll work your way through different districts,...

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