Sponsored Post (GAME): Games Fans Who’ve Gone Too Far (As Seen On Twitter)
We all love the feeling of discovering a new game that’s so gripping you can barely put it down. Addictive enough that you can’t stop playing it, even while working/walking/cycling/in the bath. But what happens when a manageable (ish) obsession gets to the point where it’s actually running your life? Like, when Angry Birds takes over your job? Or, when you realise you’ve spent an entire night in your nearest game store to get your latest fix? Thankfully, plenty of brave s...
Sponsored Post (GAME): Final Fantasy Type-0 Gets Back To The Mission
The thing that always made the Final Fantasy games stand out from the crowd was their capacity for storytelling. Even at a time where most videogame plots amounted to “Please kill all these small monsters so that you can get to the big monster and kill that”, Final Fantasy was aiming for something greater, telling epic storylines with a vast array of rich characters and outlandish hairstyles. Honestly, rich storytelling was not what many people were expecting from Final Fantasy Type-...
Sony Announces Paris Games Week Conference Details
Disappointed by Sony’s no-show at Gamescom? Looking for your next fix of PlayStation goodness? You won’t have all that long to wait, it seems – following Tokyo Games Show in mid-September, Sony has confirmed that it will hold a press conference at Paris Games Week on Tuesday 27 October at 6pm CEST. While specifics are scant right now, there are several assumptions we can make. Firstly, the fact that this event will take place pretty much within spitting distance of Quantic Drea...
Twitch Plays Dark Souls Is An Exercise In Futility
Remember how thousands of people somehow managed to finish the Pokemon games by all yelling commands at once? Some bright spark has decided to set up a similar community effort, this time with viewers trying (and failing) to get through hardcore masterpiece Dark Souls. With several thousand players all spamming commands at once, it’ll come as little surprise that our poor chosen undead hasn’t even made it out of the starting area yet. He did manage to kill something once, somehow, bu...
Play Issue 260 Out Now!
In the latest issue of Play, we go in-depth on the expansion that’s set to change Destiny forever, with analysis and exclusive interviews on The Taken King! We also give you tips of tricks that will help you transform your PS4, everything you need to know about Uncharted 4 and a whole lot more! Play 260 is available to buy online now and is also available digitally. Here’s a quick look at what else is in this packed issue, available now… KEY FEATURES S...
Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Beta Details Revealed
Activision has released details on the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta, including when the Black Ops 3 beta will start on PS4 and what multiplayer maps and modes will be available.   The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta will start on 19 August on PS4.   For details on maps, modes and more, check on the following details from Activision below:   Multiplayer Maps   When PS4 players jump into the Beta, they’ll have access to three maps, each one having been built from the gro...
PS Plus ‘Vote To Play’ Starts On PS4 This Week
We’ve been wondering when Vote To Play – the initiative that allows PS Plus subscribers to vote on free games to come to PS4 – will start and we now have an answer.   “The first vote begins on Thursday, 13th August, at 4.30pm BST/5.30pm CEST and will run until Monday, 24th August, at 4.30pm BST/5.30pm CEST,” said Sony in a post on the PS Blog.   The first games that we will be able to choose from through Vote To Play are Armello, Grow Home and Zombie Vikin...
PlayStation Plus Prices To Be Increased In UK
There’s bad news for PlayStation Plus subscribers in the UK: Sony is planning to increase the prices of the service from 1 September.   “We are dedicated to bringing PlayStation Plus members the best possible service with the most compelling content,” SCEUK told Push Square. “From 1st September we will be increasing the price of monthly and three month PlayStation Plus subscriptions in line with market conditions. We will continue to invest in PlayStation Plus to ens...
Watch Hellblade’s First Gameplay Video
Ninja Theory, the team behind DMC: Devil May Cry, has released the first gameplay video of Hellblade, which is set to come to PS4. The game is still early in development, with Ninja Theory deliberately opening up the game to scrutiny at an early stage so that it can get feedback as it develops the game. You can watch Hellblade’s first gameplay video below:
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate: New Evie Gameplay Released
Ubisoft has released new gameplay for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate starring Evie. The gameplay showcases the way in which you can complete missions in multiple ways, depending on your playstyle.   You can watch the new Assassin’s Creed Syndicate gameplay below:
Call Of Duty Drops Xbox One In Favour Of PS4 For eSports
Competitive Call of Duty has been played on Xbox One and Xbox 360 since the beginning of the 360 and PS3 generation, but, starting with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, that’s all going to change, Activision has revealed.   “PlayStation is the new home of Call of Duty eSports,” said Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 developer Treyarch’s David Vonderhaar.   No doubt the move to PS4 for competitive Call of Duty is related to Activision’s deal with Sony t...
Mafia 3 Debut Trailer Has Crocodiles, Vietnam & Hendrix
2K has released the first trailer for Mafia 3 along with details on the game’s setting, main character and story.   The game is set in New Orleans in the late 60s against a backdrop of racial hate and discrimination. You play as a half-black, half-white Vietnam veteran called Lincoln Clay.   Lincoln hooks up with the “black mob” after returning from ‘Nam, but they are wiped out by their Italian rivals and Lincoln is left for dead. It seems that Mafia 3’s s...
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst: First Gameplay Trailer Unveiled
EA has given us a first glimpse at Mirror’s Edge Catalyst in action with a new gameplay trailer unveiled at Gamescom.   The game is looking pretty cool too, it’s stark, angular city catching the eye and the gameplay we get to see showcasing that sense of flow and momentum that made Mirror’s Edge appealing in the first-place.   You can watch EA’s new Mirror’s Edge Catalyst trailer below: ...
Star Wars Battlefront Fighter Squadron Trailer Looks Incredible
Star Wars Battlefront continues to impress with EA’s latest Battlefront trailer, shown off at Gamescom.   The new Star Wars Battlefront trailer showcases Fighter Squadron mode – a mini X-Wing vs TIE-Fighter, if you will.   There’s also an appearance from the Millennium Falcon and Boba Fett’s Slave I. Check the new Star Wars Battlefront trailer out for yourself below:
PES 2016 PS4 Demo Release Date Revealed
It’s getting to that time of the year when we start wondering when demos for the latest iteration of PES and FIFA will hit PS4 so we can see how the two compare.   Konami has now announced a release date for the PES 2016 demo on PS4, revealing that it will be release on 13 August. The full version of PES 2016 will release on 18 September.   FIFA 16 is due to release later, on 25 September. We don’t yet know the release date for FIFA 16’s PS4 demo. ...
Battlefield 5 Coming In 2016?
EA has revealed, during its latest investor call, that there will be a Battlefield game coming in 2016. Unlike Call of Duty, Battlefield’s not traditionally been an annualised franchise, so it wasn’t a given that we would be getting a new Battlefield game that soon.   “What we’ve said is that our intention over the next couple of years is to have a first-person shooter as one of the core titles,” said EA’s Blake Jorgensen. “This year, obviously, it&...
Zombi Coming To PS4, Ubisoft Announces With New Trailer
ZombiU, the formally exclusive Wii U survival horror released by Ubisoft, has been rebranded Zombi as it makes its way to PS4.   ZombiU had some cool ideas, such as forcing you to go into your inventory in real time while zombies edged towards you and the way it dealt with death, with characters that have died remaining in the world with the items they had accrued next to them.   However, it also based a lot of its mechanics around the Wii U’s gamepad, so it&rsq...
PS Plus: Vote To Play Will Let You Choose Next Game
Sony has announced ‘Vote To Play’, a new initiative that will give you a choice on the games that appear on PS Plus in a video released via the What’s New section on the PS4’s dashboard.   It appears that we will get to choose one game from a selection of three, with the runners up getting a discount on the PS Store.   The video shows Grow Home as one of the options for PS Plus, a game that’s not yet been announced for PS4. Sony has given no ...
Does This Mean Resident Evil 2 Will Get A PS4 Remake?
The release of the Resident Evil HD on PS4 has inevitably led to speculation about whether Resident Evil 2 could get the remake treatment and come to PS4 as well.   A post on Capcom’s Facebook page indicates that a Resident Evil 2 remake is now something that the company is seriously considering.   The post reads as follows:   “Hello Resident Evil fans! This is Capcom R&D Division 1!   First off, we would like to express our deepest appr...
Mafia 3 Announcement Trailer Coming Next Week
2K has announced that Mafia 3 is in the works and that an announcement trailer will be revealed on 5 August at 1PM. We’re revealing #Mafia3 next week! See the announcement trailer on 5/8/15 at 1PM BST. pic.twitter.com/tUK70ZvrqL — 2K United Kingdom (@2K_UK) July 28, 2015 No platforms for Mafia 3 have been announced at this stage, but it seems likely that it will be coming to PS4.   We’ll have more on Mafia 3 for you next week when the trailer drops....