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No Man’s Sky on PS4: The Ambitions of Hello Games

Fred Dutton's Avatar + Posted by Fred Dutton on Jun 27, 2014

One of the undisputed highlights of our E3 2014 media briefing was the moment when Hello Games’ visibly nervous Sean Murray clambered on stage to show off No Man’s Sky, his team’s remarkable open-universe, science fiction epic which will debut on PS4. As you’ll hopefully have ascertained in the press coverage since (and in Sean’s blog post), there’s extraordinary ambition on display here, especially given the size of the Hello team, and it was no surprise that it was arguably the buzz game of the show.

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A Closer Look at LittleBigPlanet 3’s New Characters

Fred Dutton's Avatar + Posted by Fred Dutton on Jun 20, 2014

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One of the big surprises of E3 week was seeing LittleBigPlanet 3 unveiled live on stage during the PlayStation media briefing. If you haven’t got yourself up to speed already, Sackboy is all set to make his PS4 debut this November. Along with a raft of new features for Create mode, the major new additions to the series come in the form of three new playable characters: Swoop, Oddsock and Toggle.

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51 Details About DRIVECLUB on PS4

Fred Dutton's Avatar + Posted by Fred Dutton on Jun 05, 2014

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As you might have noticed in recent trailers, Evolution Studios’ forthcoming PS4 racer Driveclub really is a looker. But until you see it up close it’s hard to appreciate just how much effort the team has gone to ensure it really pushes at the boundaries of gamers’ expectations.

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How DRIVECLUB Aims to Make Rage-quitting Extinct

Fred Dutton's Avatar + Posted by Fred Dutton on Jun 02, 2014

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We’ve all been there. You’re tearing round the last lap in, say, Gran Turismo or Need For Speed, defending a narrow lead over the chasing pack, when your concentration slips for a second and you find your car buried in a hedge. With the race all but lost and any rewards snatched away, it’s understandable that throwing a quick tantrum and furiously jabbing Options > Quit Race can be an instinctive reaction.

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Why DRIVECLUB Could be the Most Realistic Sounding Racing Game Ever

Fred Dutton's Avatar + Posted by Fred Dutton on May 29, 2014

If you’ve been keeping track of our recent DRIVECLUB videos – in particular the 4TheSense clip above – you should hopefully have twigged that developer Evolution Studios is hell-bent on delivering the most technically sophisticated console driving game on the market. Its visuals and gameplay systems obviously play a huge part in achieving that goal, but there’s another, less-trumpeted area in which the team are achieving some extraordinary things: audio.

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The story Behind inFAMOUS Second Son’s Photo Mode

Fred Dutton's Avatar + Posted by Fred Dutton on Apr 29, 2014

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If you’ve been keeping even half an eye on gaming-related forums, blogs and social feeds over the last week or two you will surely have seen the stunning fruits of inFAMOUS Second Son’s brilliant Photo Mode, which developer Sucker Punch added to the game via an update earlier this month. It’s fair to say the new feature has surpassed everyone’s expectations and taken off in a big, big way – there are some absolutely incredible images out there, all created by you, the gamers.

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Behind the Scenes at JAPAN Studio with Allan Becker

Fred Dutton's Avatar + Posted by Fred Dutton on Apr 14, 2014

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Earlier today we unveiled a trio of new PS Vita titles coming out of our JAPAN Studio over in Tokyo: Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines, Soul Sacrifice Delta and Freedom Wars. For those unfamiliar with the studio and its heritage, it’s one of Sony Worldwide Studios most interesting assets, responsible for a diverse library of hugely charismatic titles, including Puppeteer, rain, Tokyo Jungle, Gravity Rush and Shadow of the Colossus.

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Video: Hideo Kojima Talks Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

Fred Dutton's Avatar + Posted by Fred Dutton on Mar 14, 2014

It’s been nearly six years since Hideo Kojima and his team at Konami delivered the PS3 epic Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Finally, its sequel is nearly upon us. The first part of Kojima Productions’ ambitious Metal Gear Solid 5 project arrives next week on PS3 and PS4. Titled Ground Zeroes, it serves as a prologue for the main event – the still-in-development The Phantom Pain.

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