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Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 25 May 2015

If you own both The Witcher 3 and Bloodborne, you very possibly don’t need to buy another game all year. Both of those should keep the average human being entertained for months to come. It’s important – because both primarily offer a single player experience. Yes, Bloodborne does have a sort of, kinda multiplayer mode that requires blood sacrifices and black magic to get working properly. It’s apparently just gotten a whole lot easier.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 25 May 2015

There’s been a great big debate over whether or not consoles are dead, or perhaps dying. Gaming, says some analytical people in suits, is going mobile, and those platforms will soon supersede dedicated gaming platforms in the hearts and minds of the average consumer. The professional conjecture would have us believe that this current generation of set-top consoles will be the last, as tech heads towards some sort of unholy convergence, giving us one handheld mega device to replace everything else. Not so fast.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 20 May 2015

Look at all those people. Playing new games. They think they’re better than you. They think just because they don’t have to eat cardboard, they can gloat about their new purchase of The Witcher 3 or Destiny’s DLC. WELL TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME! Well, not really, because that’s the whole point of holding a grudge while being broke. But two people can indeed play a cheaper game, which is an analogy that I have no idea where I’m going with. Hit the page jump for cheap games then.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 19 May 2015

There’s a bit of a slight revival of strategy games lately. Games which are truly taking advantage of PC hardware to deliver armies that have a higher number of soldiers than a World War One battle to move a brandy cabinet a few meters closer to the front. The next such strategy game to possibly keep an eye out on? Koei Tecmo’s revered Nobunaga Ambition: Sphere of Influence, which will be hitting western markets in September with its armies of samurai, foot soldiers and possibly Tom Cruise*.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 19 May 2015

CAN YOU DIG IT, SUCKA? Another year, another annual release of specific games. As usual, you can expect Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty and FIFA to trot out new versions of a familiar game, ready to sell to fans who never seem to tire of a specific formula. But there’s one other game that’s also getting the annual treatment. A game that smells of sweat, spandex and a ring announcer constantly hyping the WWE Universe. WWE 2K16 is the name of the game, and it wants to play. Insert Motorhead guitar solo here.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 12 May 2015

Though I haven’t been able to play it (or anything else that isn’t a review game) for ages now, I have a lot of love for Arrowhead’s Helldivers. It’s a fantastic, team-based top-down shooter that takes the best things from Warframe and Destiny and gives them a new perspective. It’s also like the Starship Troopers game we never got - which means very quickly became one of my favourite PSN titles. And as we told you, it’s getting a bunch of free content. Here’s what that new free content is.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 20 Apr 2015

While Mortal Kombat X is the fighting game that’s on everybody’s lips and in everybody’s heart and mind, Street Fighter V is coming next year. It’s apparently being funded in part by Sony, meaning it’ll be exclusive - on consoles at least - to the PlayStation 4. 2016 is still a long way away though – but those aching for a bit of Street Fighter IV will get to play what should be the very, very last release of the game on PlayStation 4 in May.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 02 Apr 2015

I didn't have a PS3 when PlayStation Home was first announced and it made me sad. I felt like I was going to miss out on something truly awesome and is definitely one of the things that made me pick up a PS3 in the end.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 31 Mar 2015

I love me some action games where the objective is to merely mow your way through wave after wave of enemies. There’s something…cathartic about the whole idea, as you flex some godly muscle and power your way on through. Dynasty Warriors perfected the formula for such a game, and for years now, it’s been applied to other franchises as well. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is on the way, and not only does it look like some cheesy good fun on the high seas, but it’ll be unleashed in a special edition as well.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 23 Mar 2015

It’s almost the end of the month. Soon, we won’t be dining on cheap dog food! Nope, it’ll be gourmet canned dog food for a week or two! Ha! Still, you may have a few bucks left to spare. You could be kind and give said cash to a charity. Or you could not waste your cash and spend it on yourself instead, because it’s not like you’re getting anything tangible in return from those damn orphans. Fortunately, there’s a PSN flash sale. So buy. Spend. CONSUME!

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 16 Mar 2015

Right now, beta testers are busy laying with the new firmware for the PlayStation 4 that enables, amongst other things, suspend and resume for games. According to some reports, it seems like it’s more suspend-to-disk than suspend-to-ram, as users have reported being able to jump in and out of several games without having to worry about silly things like save points. We have no idea when that firmware is coming, though it’s expected to go live by the end of April. If you’re impatient, you can get a crack at firmware 2.50 right now.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 23 Feb 2015

If there’s one JRPG series out there that doesn’t get nearly enough love in the West, it has to be Dragon Quest. It’s a franchise that has been knocking around since 1986, although it wasn’t until 2005 when the series stopped publishing itself as Dragon Warriors and started growing the Quest brand. A new game is on the way, Dragon Quest Heroes, for both old and new consoles. And I like what I’m seeing.