Entertainment giants Sony and Channel 4 have forged a partnership ahead of the UK release of the PlayStation 4.
Now, this partnership isn’t the normal form of TV advertising that often accompanies a game or console launch, but instead presents a custom approach making use of Channel 4′s iconic idents.
With this console generation coming to an end it’s hard not to get nostalgic about what has made these past several years so memorable. So, we’re looking back at what titles have been the highlights, especially when it comes to gaming with friends.
Danny Lilley reflects over one of this generations most unique and enjoyable multiplayer experiences. Nope, it’s not an entry from the hugely popular Call of Duty, FIFA or Battlefield franchises, but 2008′s Burnout Paradise from Guildford-based Criterion Games.
Last year saw the release of cutesey F1-inspired kart racer F1 Race Stars, featuring cartoon-style versions of real world drivers facing off against each other in scaled down cars. Now, the game is making it’s way to the Wii U.
The game originally appeared on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in November of 2012 — arriving just a few short weeks ahead of the Wii U’s late November launch. However, if you’ve been clamouring to play this on your Gamepad then you don’t have to wait much longer, as one year on the game is making its Wii U debut.
Although the Tokyo Game Show may not get underway until Thursday, September 19th Sony Japan preceded it with a rather revealing PlayStation conference.
Alongside confirmation of a February 22nd, 2014 PlayStation 4 Japanese launch date (a whole 3 months after us Brits will see it), Sony also built upon their recent Gamescom showing to further push the PlayStation Vita as an appealing handheld for the masses, introducing a new refreshed model.
Can Sony tempt prospective buyers with a revised Vita console along with something that very few people expected – PlayStation Vita TV.
While Brit-model Cara Delevingne’s day job may be more about modelling, currently as the face of fashion brand Burberry, she’s soon going to be lending her vocal talent to the videogame industry. Revealed on her Instagram, Cara showed off her upcoming role as a radio DJ in Rockstar’s upcoming Grand Theft Auto V.
I am so happy to announce that I will be a radio DJ in@rockstargames new GTA V coming soon! Tune in! Woop woop.
Back in May Microsoft’s Xbox One was unveiled at a special media event, bringing with it a number of ill-favoured key policies, such as enforced Digital Rights Management (DRM), a compulsory Kinect camera and a £429 price tag (the latter of which was announced at E3). As a result of these unpopular decisions Sony’s PlayStation 4 quickly became the leading ‘next-gen’ choice in many gamers minds.
However, a lot has changed since then, with us now arriving at a point where things are a lot more even. So, with the playing field levelling out, does it really matter which ‘side’ you pick?
Although the focus of this weeks Call of Duty: Ghosts event was to show off the multiplayer and its various changes, including playing as a female for the first time, this wasn’t all that was shared.
The latest CoD special edition was also revealed, this timed dubbed the Prestige Edition. This year’s unique bundle comes with a 1080p HD Tactical Camera priced at a whopping £179.99. Still far cheaper than the insane Saints Row IV Super Dangerous Wad Wad Edition.
In the ongoing saga of Microsoft reversing policies for their upcoming Xbox One console comes the latest change of heart — the bundled Kinect sensor no longer needs to be connected in order for the console to function.
This was revealed during a recent ‘Ask Microsoft Anything’ feature over at IGN, where Xbox Corporate Vice President Marc Whitten explained the alteration.
From a technical standpoint Sony’s PlayStation Vita is a very capable machine, yet sadly the handheld is still lacking in quality standout games. This issue is especially true when it comes to first person shooters (FPS) — both the Resistance and Call of Duty franchises failed to make use of the Vita’s two analog sticks, typically perfect for the genre. Could Killzone: Mercenary be the Vita’s first great FPS?
That’s what developers Guerrilla Cambridge are hoping to achieve, bringing some much needed FPS fun into the Vita library with their take on the Killzone universe.
Gamebrit took the closed multiplayer beta for a spin to see whether this is the shooter that Vita owners have been waiting for.
Saints Row is a franchise known for being pretty insane — anything goes and the use of giant purple appendages is the norm. However, developers Volition might have just outdone themselves this time with a one-of-a-kind Special Edition that surpasses anything anyone has done before.
Despite all the complex 3D graphics that modern day PCs can produce there’s still plenty of fun to be found in the simplicity of 2D visuals. Platforming titles like Super Meat Boy and Braid have proved this point by garnering critical acclaim. Rush Bros is yet another title in this genre aiming to make an impact with its own interesting blend of music, racing and competitive multiplayer.
Hello Games continue their mission to bring the Joe Danger series to pretty much every platform going with an appearance on PC via Steam. Starting Tuesday, 24th June, gamers can get their hands on not only Joe Danger 2: The Movie but also the original blockbuster Joe Danger.