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Latest Alien Isolation dev diary talks “low-fi” sci-fi

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 17th 2014 - No Comments

Alien Isolation development team Creative Assembly has released a new developer diary, rather interestingly discussing the nature of the “low-fi” sci-fi aesthetic that defines the look of their new Alien game. The video courtesy of the chaps at Gamespot can be found below and makes for a good watch, not least because the team...

PS4 Firmware v1.70 incoming. Adds SHAREfactory and ability to download pre-ordered games

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 17th 2014 - No Comments

PlayStation 4 will benefit from a new Firmware update (v1.70) shortly and the update will see a couple of changes and alterations including the addition of a new feature called SHAREfactory, as well as allowing users to download games that they have bought over PSN ahead of launch, so when the game goes live, they can just jump right...

Sony: PlayStation 4 tops 7 million consoles sold

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 17th 2014 - No Comments

PlayStation 4 has passed another significant sales milestone, selling its 7 millionth console since launch last November this month. As of April 6th, PS4 reached and broke the accumulative global sales number of 7 million. PS4 software sales have passed 20.5 million across both retail and digital. More than 135 million shares have been...

Sony “looking into” discount for PS3 owners of The Last of Us looking to upgrade to PS4 version

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 17th 2014 - No Comments

Sony has said that they are “looking into” some kind of discount for PS3 adopters of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us who wish to upgrade to the PS4 “Remastered” edition. Eric Monacelli, writing in a response to a question over on the official EU PlayStation Blog, stated that the company is “looking into”...

Sony reportedly planning PSN maintenance Easter Monday in Europe

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 15th 2014 - No Comments

PlayStation Network will be down for the guts of 12 hours over the course of next Easter Monday for maintenance according to a handful of reports surfacing online this afternoon. The Sixth Axis has it that reports that the maintenance will begin at 4pm BST on Monday April 21st and finish at 4am Tuesday April 22nd. They are sourcing...

Naughty Dog will make “several anniversary announcements” this year

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 12th 2014 - No Comments

Developer Naughty Dog is promising “several anniversary” announcements this year to mark the 30th year of the studio. The announcements will surface over the next couple of month. The first thing they want you to know about is a collaboration with Dark Horse Comics on The Art of Naughty Dog, releasing later in the year....

Harmonix: Rock Band and Dance Central will return this generation

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 12th 2014 - No Comments

Dance Central and Rock Band developer Harmonix has confirmed that their two trademark franchises will return this console generation, exactly how or when however, was not discussed. “[The Rock Band and Dance Central franchises] are near and dear to our hearts and our minds,” CEO Alex Rigopulos said as reported via Gamespot. “And...

New Child of Light developer diary discusses sound and artistic effects

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 11th 2014 - No Comments

Ubisoft has released the second dev diary for Child of Light. The first focused on the art of the game, as well as the story, while this one goes into the preparation and execution of music and sound effects.  Speaking to Coeur de Pirate, who composed the soundtrack, the video also speaks to some of the team as they reveal the emotion behind...

Transistor PS4 dated for May 21st launch

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 10th 2014 - No Comments

Supergiant’s quirky sci-fi themed action RPG Transistor will launch on PS4 via PSN on May 21st. The announcement just came via the PS Blog. in case you hadn’t already heard, Transistor is a sci-fi themed action RPG that invites you to wield an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin as you fight through a stunning futuristic...

Confirmed: Internet connection drops during The Crew will kick players back to title screen

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 10th 2014 - No Comments

Ubisoft has confirmed if you lose your internet connection during a playthrough of The Crew, then you’ll be sent directly back to the title screen. The outcome of a drop in connection will affect both single and multiplayer aspects to the game, as creative director Julian Gerighty told VideoGamer recently: “It’s one...

Famitsu: Sony will announce The Last Guardian release date “soon”

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 10th 2014 - No Comments

Famitsu has it from Sony that the oft-deplayed and even thought to be cancelled, The Last Guardian, will get a release date “soon”. Famitsu contacted Sony about the game and were told that the company is now just waiting for the right time to announce the game again. With development continuing at a good pace, Famitsu understands...

The Last of Us: Remastered PS4 – now with announcement trailer

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 10th 2014 - No Comments

Naughty Dog has released a debut announcement trailer for The Last of Us: Remastered for PlayStation 4. The trailer is fairly slim pickings in terms of gameplay, although it does offer us a glimpse of what we can expect right at the end. In case you didn’t know, the trailer reminds you just how critically acclaimed the original...

inFAMOUS: Second Son sells 1 million copies in 9 days

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 10th 2014 - No Comments

Sony has confirmed inFAMOUS: Second Son has sold over one million copies, in just nine days. Revealing the news, via the PlayStation EU blog, SCEE’s Product Manager Nathalia Chubin confirmed the sales total all copies of the game, both Bluray and digital. Chubin goes on to congratulate Sucker Punch on the sales as they represent...

New gameplay trailer released for The Evil Within, watch it here

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 10th 2014 - No Comments

Bethesda has released a brand new gameplay trailer for The Evil Within. The trailer shows a shed load of nasty enemies and environments, as well as giving you a good glimpse at one of the nastiest enemies in the game, known only as the “Boxman”. Developed by Tango gameworks, The Evil Within releases on August the 26th for...

The Last of Us Remastered for PS4 listed on Sony Entertainment Network store

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 9th 2014 - No Comments

Rumours spread recently that The Last of Us might grace the PS4 and now, it appears to be all but confirmed. An entry on the Sony’s Sony Entertainment Network website lists The Last of Us “Remastered” for the PS4. The link to the item itself is broke, but the promo graphic is still available for all to see. It was recently...