Playstation 4 Tag

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 04 Mar 2015

The PlayStation 2 redefined gaming for many people around the world. With a plethora of games and the fact it doubled as a DVD player, many people jumped at Sony's console. I think I ended up with three of them by the end of the generation thanks to multiple international moves and divorcing parents. Sony is finding staggering success with the PS4's sales, but how do they stack up against the legendary PS2?

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 04 Mar 2015

I love the new generation of consoles. They are impressive pieces of machinery that offer fantastic gaming experiences far superior to the last generation. While we may debate which one is best down to the pixels and framerates, the sales figures certainly speak for themselves. The latest numbers are rather impressive, and more so when we compare to the announcement before.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 03 Mar 2015

Final Fantasy X is arguably the last great Final Fantasy game we've seen. I wouldn't argue that because I still enjoyed XII and I think even A Realm Reborn has its merits. However, for fans of this installment, it's about time for a remastered version on new generation consoles. And that's exactly what you're getting in May.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 02 Mar 2015

Welcome to Bloodborne month! The latest From Software game that seeks to destroy your soul will be releasing in just a few short weeks. In the most recent video, we get a glimpse of a most macabre boss battle that might just be the best enemy design we've seen thus far.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 25 Feb 2015

Rumours, from another of those infamous “industry insiders” suggest that we’ll be getting another “major update” to the PlayStation 4’s firmware late next month. It’s reported to be one of those big ones, and not another of the stability updates that tease us, but leave us unfulfilled.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 18 Feb 2015

Tomorrow, when the embargo is lifted, we’ll finally get to see what critics think of Ready at Dawn’s beautiful – but possibly dull – The Order: 1886. Right now though, there’s little more than Fear, uncertainty and doubt – and it’s becoming the game that people not entrenched in SonyLand love to hate. It’s something Ready at Dawn is calling a “bandwagon of negativity”.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 17 Feb 2015

Without any fanfare this time, Sony has rolled a firmware update for PS4. It offers such amazing features as... increased stability. Unfortunately, that stability may not extend to the PlayStation Network as users are already reporting issues.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 16 Feb 2015

When we told you about the rating for The Order, we found out that violence wasn't the only reason for it getting M for Mature. There's a brothel scenario filled with sex and male genitalia. And here it is for your viewing pleasure - it's surprisingly relatively spoiler-free, although if you want to be totally pure (of spoilers or debauchery) you should run away now.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 16 Feb 2015

I don't celebrate Valentine's Day, but I hear that many couples love it, especially if it includes a romantic weekend away. Until Dawn actually starts that way, but then takes a rather different turn. And here I thought being stuck in a cabin with a bunch of other couples was the scariest thing I could imagine.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 13 Feb 2015

PlayStation is all about demanding greatness, right? Well, here are the great games that should be coming to the console this year in a handy list form. The listing does warn that the games may change at any time and without warning, but hey, it's still fun to scroll through.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 12 Feb 2015

No matter what game I’ve got sitting in my PlayStation, I always find myself coming back to Resogun. There’s a certain sense of the sublime in that humble, cylindrical shooter. And it’s a game that developer Housemarque plans to keep on supporting, as Resogun will be home to a new expansion of content next week.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 03 Feb 2015

From Software know how to create ambiance. All their games have a combination of gruesome and terrifying mixed with glorious light and beauty. Bloodborne, of course, will have similar elements. However, this video showing the first 20 minutes of Bloodborne sets up the plot and builds some incredible atmosphere.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 02 Feb 2015

Bloodborne is the latest offering out of From Software, but it's not just a rescind Dark Souls. With changes to inventory, new combat and lore, it's looking incredible and will suck players in. But it's the Chalice Dungeons that had me worried, and now I understand... and I'm still terrified, but in a new way.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 30 Jan 2015

I like the PlayStation 4 Dual Shock controller. It’s a helluva lot better than the PS3’s controller, a  firm piece of plastic with some neat features. What isn’t neat however, is that damn lightbar. It’s a nice idea, but one in practice that has very little functionality beyond shepherding ships past dangerous rocks in foggy weather. Even with the latest firmware update providing an option to dim it, the Dual Shock controller still burns with the intensity of a star. But you can easily remedy that. Let me show you how.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 27 Jan 2015

There can only be one first in life. Your first kiss. The first man on the moon. The first horrid morning after a night that involved you eating an entire plate of el Diablo hotwings without any knowledge of the fire below that was to come. And of course, the very first PlayStation 4. Sony’s latest flagship console may have sold millions, but to one collector, having the very first anniversary console off of the production line was worth far more than the standard retail price.