The PlayStation Vita is a pretty fantastic gaming device... even if it is perhaps a little short of games. Unfortunately when Sony was marketing the thing they sold it as something quite a bit greater than it ended up being. A number of promised features were either misrepresented, or wholly absent from the console – leading the US’ Federal Trade Commission to take umbrage. As a result, Sony has to cough up to the system’s early adopters.
Sony had their Investor Relations Day, which sounds like an opportunity to eat fancy food and have SCE boss Andrew House give interesting quotes. We found out that PlayStation is dominating in Middle Eastern and German markets, but Sony wants much, much more.
We all know that GTA V is going to look prettier than a gift-wrapped Ferrari under your Christmas tree. After all, I’d be disappointed if the game wasn’t fielding some shinier tech when it launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. But how pretty does it actually look then?
If you’ve been griping about the current lack of bigger budget games on PlayStation Plus for a while now, I can’t say that I blame you. While the monthly indie games are treasures that do deserve more eyes and hands on them, as a consumer you’re wanting something that really justifies your purchase of a membership. DriveClub was supposed to be that game that would help sell itself and PS Plus. But it’s been delayed until further notice.
I’M AFRAID I’VE GOT SOME BAAAAAAAAAD NEWS FOR YOU! WWE 2K15 is promising to revitalise the sports entertainment genre with rivalries, updated rosters and visuals that you can most definitely see. Provided that you’re getting a current-gen version that is. But if you’re stuck with an older console (A running theme today it seems), then you might be in for a WWE game that’s about to lay some Sweet Chin Music on your moderate expectations.
GTA V is coming to the PlayStation4 next month, and while I have absolutely zero interest in playing through it again, I’m quite keen on seeing how it performs on a technical level. Where GTA V on the old gen consoles was a masterclass in wresting every ounce of performance out of those old consoles. I’m really keen to see what Rockstar can do with the newer systems. And if a bit of fluffery from the Official PlayStation Magazine is to believed, it’s something to behold.
We’re entering that time of year where all the biggest and blockbusteriest games are on their way. While money doesn’t always guarantee success, it certainly does help and you’ll most likely be hard-pressed to find a game that actually gets downright slammed by all the critics. That doesn’t mean that 2014 hasn’t had some bad games so far. Hell, it’s had some of the very worst games ever released actually. Here’s a look at the games that smelt like Batman Forever.
I love random days like Halloween. It usually means large amounts of unnecessary candy, in-game themed community events, and sometimes, games for really cheap. PlayStation are throwing together some rather delicious specials to welcome in the scary event, all taking place over the next two weeks.
HEY KIDS! This year, December isn’t the barren wasteland of non-gaming releases thanks to a veritable glut of October and November launches. There are some great games coming out. Some big, some small and some in between like my gut after the traditional feast of Sandy Claws. But if there’s one game that has my blood on fire, it has to be the new Guilty Gear game. That’s right my lovelies, the Yuletide season is about to get messy with off the wall combos and special moves when the latest GG game arrives.
We’re fans of PlayStation Plus over here. At R489 for a year’s subscription, it’s really damn good value for money. That’s cheap when you think about it. Really, really cheap. Naturally, it’s time to increase the price on this service.
Possibly the biggest white elephant since Swaziland opened up an airport, PlayStation Home has been a feature that hasn’t exactly been embraced since it was unveiled back in 2008. Part Sims, part Second Life and several parts filled with some really creepy folks, the lifestyle simulator has more or less been ignored over the last couple of years. And it most likely won’t be noticed when the service shuts down.
Destiny has, for the most part, had a relatively smooth launch, which is extremely rare for games that require a constant online connection. Those alpha and beta tests earlier this year definitely went to good use, but there are a few little hiccups swimming around here and there. Bungie is working hard to fix them most, including an oddly named error affecting PS3 players.
The PlayStation 4 has done gangbuster numbers around most of the world since it launched. One place where it’s struggling? Japan, surprisingly. The PlayStation 4 doesn’t exactly have a home field advantage, with sales being lacklustre so far. One game that could determine the future of the PlayStation 4 however, is Final Fantasy XV.
By now, you’ve all heard of Surgeon Simulator. It’s the game that YouTube won’t shut up about, a collection of botched procedures and bloody organ removal mixed with unruly controls and phantom limb syndrome. As a game, Surgeon Simulator is an absolute mess of conflicting issues that treads a fine line between fun and frustrating, but is somehow actually worth experiencing the gimmicky gameplay. The PS4 version however, could have benefited from a few more years in medical school.