The latest firmware update for the PS4 has been a long time coming, but now that it’s available, most users are probably wishing that Sony had spent more time working out the kinks. Shortly after version 2.0 went live last Friday, reports began to spread that the newly dubbed Rest Mode (taking the place of Standby Mode) was putting PS4 consoles into such a deep sleep that they couldn’t be woken up. More →
Every month, Sony announces a new slate of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers. The announcement typically comes a few days before they’re made available on the PlayStation Store, but list for November leaked at least a few hours ahead of schedule when Sony accidentally published a video featuring all six games. Sony is sure to have an official post up soon, but until then, here is the Instant Game Collection for November. More →
The rerelease of Grand Theft Auto V is one of the most anticipated video game launches of the new generation, but Rockstar is aware that many of the customers who already bought the game once are going to need a few incentives to consider double-dipping. The graphical overhaul and expanded multiplayer options might be enough for some, but Rockstar is sweetening the deal with exclusive content as well. More →
On Tuesday, Sony is finally going to roll out the first substantial update for the PS4. We’ve written repeatedly about the disappointing pace of system updates since launch, but firmware 2.0 should be enough to tide PS4 owners over until after the holiday season. We already covered most of new features of 2.0 in a previous post, but Sony has posted a short video of the update in action. More →
I only jumped once.
Honestly, just once while I played through a demo of Until Dawn, the first major title from developer Supermassive Games. Until Dawn is less psychological thriller and more schlocky horror, but there isn’t nearly enough of that on the home consoles. Alien: Isolation, The Evil Within, Daylight — there are plenty of survival horror games that take themselves seriously, some more effectively than others. It’s about time we had a wacky offshoot. More →
We’ve been talking about it incessantly, but the holiday gaming season is finally upon us. Destiny has been out for over a month, Bayonetta 2 launches on Friday and Sunset Overdrive hits store shelves next week. Despite a few notable delays, there are still plenty of huge releases ahead of us, but which are receiving the most attention? More →
Despite some early indications that Microsoft might have finally found a way to combat the sales chart tyranny of the PlayStation 4, the latest numbers from the NPD Group say otherwise. In an email correspondence on Thursday afternoon, Sony confirmed that the PS4 had achieved nine straight months of chart-topping success, tripling August’s sales figures. More →
As we’ve discussed repeatedly over the past several months, the PlayStation 4 has been lagging behind the Xbox One in a major way when it comes to software updates. Microsoft’s monthly updates have given Xbox One owners a lot to look forward to while PS4 owners wait patiently for Sony catch up. It’s taken a bit longer than I would have liked, but the PlayStation team plans to take care of all the PS4′s issues in one fell swoop with system software 2.00. More →
It looks like Microsoft’s efforts to attract a larger audience to the Xbox One are finally paying off. GamesBeat reports that in a recent note to investors, Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter estimated that the Microsoft moved 325,000 Xbox One units in the U.S. last month while Sony ended the month with 250,000 PlayStation 4 sales. More →
On Wednesday afternoon, I had the opportunity to demo a slate of upcoming games from Square Enix, the ever-expanding publisher / developer behind some of the most iconic franchises in the industry. As expected, the company has all of its bases covered once again in 2014, but a few titles stand out, compelling curious fans of the studio to experience something that breaks from tradition. These are the impressions of one of those games.
In an effort to make the transition to next-gen consoles as painless as possible this holiday season, Activision and Sledgehammer Games have decided to include free PS4 and Xbox One upgrades with every digital copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on PS3 and Xbox 360. As long as you buy or redeem a digital copy of the game before March 31st, 2015, you’ll be able to upgrade within the same family of consoles without paying a dime. More →
For such a young console generation, Driveclub has a surprisingly checked past. After several delays and some unfortunate disruption at Evolution Studios, Driveclub is finally coming to the PlayStation 4, 11 months after its original release date. It’s hard to say whether or not it benefitted from the added development time, but all in all, the team has put together something that is sure to satisfy the restless PS4 owners who can’t wait to get back behind the wheel. More →
The official NPD numbers for September haven’t been released yet, but it looks like Sony had another whopping victory last month despite some important moves by Microsoft to try to put the Xbox One back on top. According to VGChartz, Sony sold 178,000 PlayStation 4s globally during the week of September 14th while Microsoft only moved 94,000 Xbox One consoles in that time.