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And thus concludes a pretty packed week in the PlayStation Nation, where we finally got some hands-on time with No Man's Sky, witnessed another Uncharted 4: A Thief's End delay, and finally got some firm information on PlayStation 4 firmware update v3.50. You may need a lie down after this week's Push Rewind.

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Heavy Rain - 5/10

The forecast was never exactly great for Heavy Rain on the PS4. This remains a ground-breaking game, and it's still possible to appreciate the areas where it innovated, but time has not been kind to the title's damp performances and dismal writing. If you're eager to go back to the release that gave life to the current spate of narrative-driven games, then this new-gen port does an admirable job of sprucing up the visuals. But while we don't want to hang this important outing out to dry, you should certainly beware of the inclement weather within.

Action Henk - 7/10

Action Henk is a slick and addictive platformer. Its mechanics and controls are perfectly tuned, and its momentum-based gameplay is somewhat original and fun, but a couple of visual hiccups, some slightly bland level design, and a few wonky power-ups mean that it never reaches its full potential. However, as an exercise in running and jumping, few titles match its physics-based prowess.

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Hands On: PS4's No Man's Sky Is Gorgeous, Ginormous, and Potentially Great

Like all of the best brainiacs, the friendly folks at Hello Games are utterly insane. There's a mad glimmer in studio co-founder Sean Murray's eye as he explains that he's no longer able to see textured terrain in No Man's Sky without the mathematics shaping it. The amiable programmer – appearing endearingly apprehensive at a special hands-on event in London last week – knows that his team of 19 are onto something special, but he remains as grounded and good humoured as ever, warning that the sparkling water that he's been sipping all evening may lead to some unexpected burps. "Those are under embargo, too," he quickly quips.

Talking Point: Would You Upgrade to a Supercharged PS4?

Microsoft's making some interesting comments at the moment. Following the launch of the Xbox One, the company really seems to be pivoting under the leadership of new CEO Satya Nadella. From an external perspective, the biggest change that we're seeing is the release of its first-party titles on the PC – or, to be more specific, the Windows 10 Store. But speaking this week, brand chief Phil Spencer suggested that the company may be done with the traditional console cycle, potentially opting to refresh hardware with more regularity like a smartphone or tablet. But is that an idea that you're open to?

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PS4 Firmware Update 3.50 Adds Friend Notifications and Offline Status

Sony's outlined some of the key new features that will be made available as part of PlayStation 4 firmware update v3.50. The system software overhaul – codenamed Musashi – will bring with it a slew of improvements and additions, including online friend notifications and the ability to appear offline so that you're not disturbed while playing.

Uncharted 4 Has Been Delayed Again, and We're Not Even Kidding

Want to hear a joke that's not funny anymore? Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has been delayed again. It's not funny because we're being deadly serious – and so is Sony. So serious, in fact, that Sony Computer Entertainment America president and CEO Shawn 'Crash Bandicoot t-shirt' Layden has personally posted the news on the official PlayStation Blog. Yeah, he won't be laughing either.

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