Back in 2010 we weighed up whether PlayStation Plus, Sony’s then new subscription service for PS3 owners, was worth your cash.
At the time we judged that perhaps the £39.99 annual entry fee wasn’t really worth laying down the cash for. Yes, you may have got your moneys worth in terms of access to games, but with the titles on offer not providing a compelling enough reason to commit, the service proved hard to wholeheartedly recommend. Not only that, but when staked up against Microsoft’s rival Xbox Live service, Sony’s alternative take on a console subscription service was viewed negatively, namely for not providing key features such as cross-game chat.
Since then a lot has changed, and it’s clear that PlayStation Plus is an ever evolving service. So with PlayStation 4’s now in homes across the country is the annual subscription worth your cash today? We take another look to give you our revised thoughts.
Sony paid tribute to the Gran Turismo series this Wednesday as it celebrated 15 years since the ground breaking release of the original PlayStation hit. Sony marked the occasion at Silverstone, celebrating the series success with the announcement of the next iteration in the prolific racing simulator — Gran Turismo 6.
Jeremy McGrath, known for his illustrious supercross career, decided to ditch the motorbikes for his latest, swapping it instead for a new passion: off-road 4×4’s. Offroad may have time to rev its engines on Xbox Live for a while now, but in March 2013 the racer finally appeared on the European PlayStation Network.
So, has this cut-price downloadable run out of grip, or is this PSN release worthy of a fresh set of tires?
Auditorium HD sits amongst Journey, Unfinished Swan and Flower as a game that undoubtedly revels in putting art at the same level as gameplay in its list of priorities.
It’s a title that started life as a internet-based flash game in 2008, but has slowly made its way onto numerous platforms, wowing audiences with a simple premise that’s both entrancing and engaging.
After what may seem like an eternity to PlayStation 3 owners, Bethesda have revealed that all of the downloadable content for Skyrim is finally coming to Sony’s console.
From February gamers will be able to get their hands on all three pieces of downloadable content with a bonus 50% discount during its launch week.
Magic: The Gathering is undoubtedly one of the biggest active trading card games in the world today with around 12 million players and fans across the globe. It’s then no surprise that this made the transition onto home consoles in 2010 with the original Duels of the Planeswalkers. Its initial success spawned yearly releases culminating in this year’s Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013.
It’s that time of year again, with the industry descending on Los Angeles to show off their wares for the press and the public alike. Sony took to the stage late on Monday (early Tuesday morning here in the UK) and managed to convince that there is plenty of life yet in their current hardware, despite all the recent rumours of looming next generation consoles.
Here’s our round-up of their conference with plenty of juicy details and trailers to feast your eyes on.
The original Prototype was a game that found itself a victim of bad timing. Released within a few weeks of the popular and critically acclaimed Infamous back in 2009, both gave players the opportunity to experiment with superpowers in an open world setting. Unfortunately Prototype didn’t quite win the hearts of gamers, but now developers Radical Entertainment are back to show what their franchise is capable of.
If last weeks reveal of a new God of War game wasn’t enough for you then Sony have offered up another exclusive in the form of long-rumored PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. While the title may be somewhat of a mouthful, the premise of the game seems relatively straightforward with PlayStation figurehead characters battling it out on a single plain environment in a combat style highly reminiscent of Nintendo’s Smash Bros. titles.
Sony Santa Monica Studios have released a teaser trailer for the latest God of War game, dubbed God of War: Ascension. It doesn’t give anything in the way of gameplay but shows the famed anti-hero Kratos becoming bound with his signature double chained blades. A haunting female voice talks of “a time before Kratos became the monster known as the Ghost of Sparta” and “a time where something other than rage consumed him”. This sets it up as the first game in the series in terms of the franchise timeline.
Wheels of Destruction is a class-based car combat game from GelidGames aiming to blast its way to the front of a genre that’s become somewhat bloated of late. With Smash ‘N’ Survive and Wrecked: Revenge Revisited already available as downloadable titles, how will this game fare against these, as well as the classic genre leader, Twisted Metal.
The past few years have seen a number of nostalgic titles such as Driver, Medal of Honor and Twisted Metal reimagined on modern consoles with varying degrees of success. However, how will Electronic Arts fare with their revival of classic snowboarding game SSX, is a 5-year lull enough time to craft the perfect comeback or will it end up face down in the snow?