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Hideo Kojima reforms Kojima Productions, first title to be PS4 exclusive

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Games news, Kojima Productions, Playstation 4, Sony

Hideo Kojima reforms Kojima Productions, first title to be PS4 exclusive

After months of seemingly forced silence from Konami, Hideo Kojima has finally reemerged to announce that Kojima Productions has been reformed. The news was confirmed with the opening of a brand new website for the studio, which announces everything in a very Kojima-like manner. In addition to the studio creation, it was also revealed that the team's first game will be backrolled by Sony, and will be a PS4 exclusive as a result. We've got the announcement video, which features a slightly excited Andrew House, for you to watch after the jump.

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Get Everybody's Golf on the Vita for just £3.99

Author:
Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Everybody's Golf, Playstation Store, PS Vita games, PSN, Sony

Get Everybody's Golf on the Vita for just £3.99

Here's a great offer for those Vita owners who have yet to pick this one up, as it beats the next best offer by almost a tenner. We stated in our review that the Everybody’s Golf’s first foray onto the Vita was “the best golf in gaming today,” and after playing it I’d have to agree. While the difficulty curve is sudden and rather brutal, the copious amounts of content and top notch presentation make it a great pick-up-and-play title for Sony’s handheld. Thanks to Blastoise @ HUKD!

Be sure to check out our Everybody's Golf review for more details.

Get a Glacier White PS4 500GB for only £239.97

Author:
Carl Phillips
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Deals
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GameStop, Playstation 4, PS4 console, Sony

Get a Glacier White PS4 500GB for only £239.97

If you're looking to finally get hold of a PS4 in time Christmas, this is currently the cheapest one around by about £20. Yes, it doesn't come with any games, but with a decent library of exclusive games already out, some very big hitters on the way next year, and PlayStation Plus (which is a necessity for online play) continually throwing out things to play, we expect that won't last long once you have one. Thanks to Buzz for the heads-up!

If you do get this one, be sure to check out our PlayStation + and PSN Gift Cards cheap deals guide as well!

Sony to launch new In-ear Stereo Headset for PS4 next month

Author:
Carl Phillips
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News
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Headsets, PS4 accessories, Sony

Sony to launch new In-ear Stereo Headset for PS4 next month

If you're looking to get a new headset for the PS4, this news might be of interest. This afternoon Sony announced that they will be launched a new In-ear Stereo Headset for the PS4 in December that will work with the Dualshock 4 controller, as well as most smartphones and tablets.

It will also have an RRP of £77.99, which may seem excessive at first glance, but it does come with some high-end features.

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PlayStation's Paris Games Week Press Conference Round-up - See all the trailers here

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Paris Games Week 2015, Playstation, PS4 games, Sony

PlayStation's Paris Games Week Press Conference Round-up - See all the trailers here

Missed last night's Sony presser at Paris Games Week? Fear not, as we have all the trailers, including announcements and release dates, for you to catch up with after the jump.

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PlayStation's Paris Games Week Press Conference starts at 16:45 GMT - Find out how to watch it here

Author:
Carl Phillips
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News
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Paris Games Week 2015, Playstation, Press Conferences, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Sony

PlayStation's Paris Games Week Press Conference starts at 16:45 GMT - Find out how to watch it here

We're just hours away from Sony's presser at this year's Paris Games Week. Considering they skipped out on Gamescom this year, leaving the door open to Microsoft to put on an strong showing, we're expecting the PlayStation brand will be out to deliver some surprises, as well as reminding us what's in store over the next year. The livestream kicks off at 4:45pm GMT, with an expected start to the presser around 5pm GMT. We've got the details on how you can watch the show after the jump.

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PlayStation 4 officially get a price drop

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Consoles, Playstation 4, Price drop, RRP, Sony

PlayStation 4 officially get a price drop

Just in time for the Black Friday / Christmas rush

We had a feeling this was on the cards, but now Sony have made it official that the RRP for the PlayStation 4 has dropped to £299.99 for the 500GB model. That's a £50 reduction overall, and one that many will welcome in the run up to the year's busiest commercial period.

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From the Vault | Top 7 Influential Brands on PS1

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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From The Vault, Playstation, PS1, Retro, Sony, The Sunday Seven

From the Vault | Top 7 Influential Brands on PS1

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the original PlayStation's UK launch. Some of you may well remember that epic day, while others may not have even been born. One thing's for sure, Sony's little white console changed gaming forever. And to think, Nintendo had the chance for it to be theirs before telling Sony they didn't fancy it. The PS1 (or PSX if you must) came out in Japan nearly a year before the UK and as such, we kind of already celebrated the console's 20th birthday late last year with our Sunday Seven article, Top 7 Influential Brands on PS1. Seeing as not much has changed in the PS1 world, we thought we'd run the article again for those of you that may have missed  it.

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Earlier this week, the PS1 (or PSX for our US readers) turned 20 years old since its Japanese birth in 1994. Think about that, we’ve been playing PlayStation for 20 years. There have been some incredible innovations and games from the multiple generations of PlayStation. But let’s take a look at seven of the most influential brands that shaped the original PS1’s success and turned the gaming world upside-down.

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PS4 system software 3.00 arrives tomorrow - here's what to expect

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Firmware 3.00, Playstation 4, PS4, Sony, Updates

PS4 system software 3.00 arrives tomorrow - here's what to expect

After weeks of testing, firmware 3.0 arrives on the PS4 tomorrow. There's a whole host of enhancements and new features making in the 'Kenshin' update,  including PNG screenshots, Communities, an Events app, video sharing to Twitter, YouTube streaming functionality, a dedicated space for PS+, and Stickers - which allow you to use pictures instead of words in messages. The PlayStation Blog goes into it more detail, but we've got a video showing off all of the changes for you to watch after the jump.

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Top 10 Tuesdays: Most wanted Sony exclusive reboots

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Retro games, Sony, Top Ten Tuesdays

Top 10 Tuesdays: Most wanted Sony exclusive reboots

With the recent announcement of Hardware: Rivals getting a reboot on PS4, we take a look at Sony's extensive back-catalogue of franchises and IPs to see what we'd most like to see make a comeback on the PS4 or PS Vita.

Top 10 Tuesdays: Most wanted Sony exclusive reboots

Ape Escape

And you thought that right analogue stick was reserved for moving the camera around in third-person games? Not in the world of Ape Escape. The stick was used for numerous inventive tasks as you tried to capture gangs of very cheeky monkeys. Early on, you'd use the right stick to lash out with a net to catch them. Before long you'd be tweaking it to track them via radio signals, or row oars on a boat, pull back your ammo in a catapult and many more features. Despite some well-received adventures on PS1 and PS2, the only appearance on PS3 was a disappointing on-rails PS Move title.

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PS4 firmware update 3.0 has a much requested upgrade

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Firmware Update, PS4, PS4 Firmware, Sony

PS4 firmware update 3.0 has a much requested upgrade

A few weeks ago we reported on a possible leak for the contents of the upcoming PS4 firmware and it looks like we were spot on with the list of new features coming to the console. But there's a very important extra that's been added to the list since, and for many gamers, it'll be the most important one.

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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End release date revealed, along with Special & Collector's Editions

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Collector's Edition, Naughty Dog, PS4 games, release date, Sony, Special Edition, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End release date revealed, along with Special & Collector's Editions

Here's yet another 2016 title to get a confirmed release date, as Sony have announced that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End will be arriving on March 18th. While some of you might be happy with just a standard copy of the game, those of you after little extra physical & virtual swag may be interested in the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Special Edition and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Libertalia Collector’s Edition.

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Will you finally give Knack a chance at £8.95?

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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eBay, Knack, PS4 games, Sony, The Game Collection

Will you finally give Knack a chance at £8.95?

Here's yet another example of The Game Collection undercutting their own listing and making it £1 cheaper on eBay. Here's the big question, though - is that £1 reduction enough to feed your curiosity and find out if Knack really was that bad? Matt certainly didn't think so back in 2013, but many have jumped out in defense of the game since then. For £9 you could find out for yourself, or hope that Sony eventually decide to put it on PlayStation Plus, but who knows how long it'll be until that happens. Thanks to Buzz for the find!

Be sure to check out our Knack review for more details.

Sony confirms Paris Games Week press conference for October 27th

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Paris Games Week 2015, Press Conferences, PS Vita, PS4, Sony

Sony confirms Paris Games Week press conference for October 27th

Having rather curiously skipped this year's Gamescom, Sony are ready to bring the PS4 (and hopefully the Vita) back into the spotlight at Paris Games Week next month. They will be holding a press conference on Tuesday 27th October at 17:00 GMT, and while we expect the likes of The Nathan Drake Collection and Media Molecule's Dreams to appear, Sony have previously stated that there would be "some exciting announcements." That of course could mean anything - including another Kickstarter campaign being launched - but the smart money is on Quantic Dream making an appearance, more info from games like Rime and Wild, and perhaps something from No Man's Sky - a release date, or an open beta, perhaps?

Sony press conference will almost certainly be streamed online, so be sure to stay tuned for those details as they emerge. In the meantime, let's put this question out to you all - what does Sony need to show at Paris Games Week to get you excited? More Uncharted news? Some (or even any) love for the Vita? More Persona 5 goodness? Or perhaps a surprise announcement for something just in time for Christmas? Let us know in the comments!

[Jeux Video via Videogamer]

PS4 firmware update 3.0 contents leaked?

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
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Firmware Update, PS4, PS4 Firmware, Sony

PS4 firmware update 3.0 contents leaked?

It's been a while since any new features have been added via a firmware update to the PS4, but that could all be set to change with the arrival of 3.0 if a leaked report from Japanese testers turns out to be true.

One of the main highlights (which has been on the cards since launch) is the ability to broadcast gameplay to YouTube, which will be great news for gamers who don't fancy using Twitch. Community groups can be formed to chat or join parties, which could be a convenient way to sort out a raiding party from people outside of your friends list in Destiny -a great alternative to having to set it up on Bungie's forums first (or Bungie, could just add some goddamn matchmaking to their game!). 

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PSN maintenance scheduled for next week

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
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Playstation network, PS4, PSN, Sony

PSN maintenance scheduled for next week

PSN will be down briefly next week on August 18th for some planned maintenance. This is a regular thing for Sony, but a necessary nuisance we feel in order to avoid larger outages, oddly slow downloads or security breaches that have become an all too familiar conversation while discussing Sony's network.

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PlayStation Plus to receive a price increase from September 1st in Europe

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BuzzDuraband
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News
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Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Playstation Plus, Playstation Vita, Sony

PlayStation Plus to receive a price increase from September 1st in Europe

It's always a good time to be an online gamer with an Xbox One, the cost of an Xbox Live Gold subscription seemingly drops every week with lowest pricing hitting the £18 mark for a years subscription. Not so much for PlayStation owners however, currently a years subscription for the ability to use Sony's online capabilities and Instant Game Collection will set you back £39.99 on the PlayStation Store with CDKeys periodically dropping to around the £33 mark.

Of course there is also the monthly (£5.49) and three monthly (£11.99) and options for those who prefer not to commit to the PlayStation + subscription model. Unfortunately that is all set to change as of 1st September 2015 as both the monthly and three monthly subscriptions are to be increased in price.

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PSN outages and slow downloads strike again

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
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PS3 games, PS4 games, PSN, Sony

PSN outages and slow downloads strike again

We're getting multiple reports that PSN is down again and gamers who are online are reporting downloads taking much longer than usual.

The main issues seem to be affecting Europe, although that could be because other areas of the world like the West coast of the USA are still in bed. Take a look at this map to see the most recent spread of outages.

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Sony Introduce 'Vote to Play' allowing you to choose the PS+ titles

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BuzzDuraband
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News
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Playstation Plus, Sony

Sony Introduce 'Vote to Play' allowing you to choose the PS+ titles

There isn't a month that goes by where I don't hear negativity towards Sony and their additions to the Playstation Plus service for the Instant Game Collection. It's understandable to a degree, I mean there is nothing worse than Sony offering games you'd already purchased. It's frustrating.

A new feature heading our way could make us the makers of our own IGC destiny. Vote to Play will allow Playstation owners the option each month of voting for one of three games to be added to their Instant Game Collection.

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The irresistible Sony Playstation One Console Bi-fold Wallet only £10.83

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BuzzDuraband
Category:
Deals
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Gameseek, Playstation Wallet, Sony

The irresistible Sony Playstation One Console Bi-fold Wallet only £10.83

I need you to picture this. You're stood in a bar, talking to a member of the opposite sex. You have just ordered £9 worth of drinks for you both, attraction levels are high, yet you need that final blow to seal the deal. BAM, you pull out your Sony Playstation One Console Bi-fold wallet to pay for the drinks! It's a guaranteed source of irresistibility.

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