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|Games Inbox: Dark Souls Remastered easy mode, Lego DC Supervillains, and replaying Until Dawn|
Added: 17.01.2018 1:00 | 0 views | 0 comments
The morning Inbox asks why January is so bad for new game releases, as more readers nominate their favourite Street Fighter characters.
|PlayStation Now rings in the new year with a ton of great new games|
Added: 09.01.2018 19:00 | 2 views | 0 comments
A new year means a new month, which in turn means a new cache of PlayStation Now titles added to the streaming service. Leading the pack of new PS4 games for the month of January is the PlayStation-exclusive horror experience Until Dawn, going live alongside the PS4 remake of the award-winning Vita title Gravity Rush ...]
|The 50 most exciting games of 2018|
Added: 02.01.2018 8:00 | 6 views | 0 comments
2017 was a hell of a year for video games; can 2018 top it? We've combed our calendars for what we think are the most promising, or at least the most interesting, prospects due out this year - that we know about. Most of these games have been announced for 2018; some have no release date but we think stand a good chance of making it out before year's end. And of course, there are bound to be many great games out this year that we don't know about yet.
With those caveats in mind, and in rough order of expected release date, here's what we're looking forward to this year.
The Until Dawn universe expands with what promises to be a wonderfully schlocky tale of terror and amnesia in a creepy medical facility. And it's headed to VR too.
Despite huge success on portables in Japan, this series has been a perennial nearly man since it broke online gaming ground on PS2. As arcane as it can be, there's something so innately appealing about the co-op dinosaur-hunting concept that the dream of a global hit never quite died. Monster Hunter World sees Capcom put its biggest push yet behind it; the art has scaled up beautifully to home consoles and the changes are smart. If there was ever a time to get on board, this is it.
|Go Behind-the-Scenes of Until Dawn Prequel The Inpatient|
Added: 14.12.2017 16:22 | 9 views | 0 comments
Are you excited?
|Hidden Agenda review|
Added: 22.11.2017 8:00 | 5 views | 0 comments
Why is Hidden Agenda called Hidden Agenda? Supermassive Games' follow-up to its horror sleeper Until Dawn is a dark and rain-soaked police procedural about a serial killer called the Trapper who appears to strike again just as the man who confessed to the Trapper's murders awaits execution on death row. Two women, a straight-arrow prosecuting attorney and a homicide detective, investigate the crimes. The detective is a little volatile and not above suspicion, but we players know from the start that she's genuinely trying to get to the bottom of the case. The killer's motives are plain. There are no hidden agendas here - so aside from sounding vaguely thriller-ish, what's in that name?
It turns out that, despite being a purely narrative game, Hidden Agenda is named after a game mechanic - and it's very telling that the title doesn't fit the plot. Hidden Agenda has been chosen as the flagship launch title for PlayLink, a wave of accessible, smartphone-controlled party games for PlayStation 4. Players use their phones to hunt for clues within a scene, clear simple quick-time events, and vote on decisions that affect conversations and branching paths in the storyline. This formalises the way groups of friends have chosen to play games like this for years: talking over consequences, arguing about morality or motivation. A competitive mode spices this up by secretly assigning one player the hidden agenda of the title - a choice they must try to get past the group. They win points if their brief is fulfilled; afterwards, everyone votes on who had the hidden agenda and wins points if they guessed correctly. The scene is set for a duplicitously fun time of bluff and double-bluff in front of the TV.
It's arguable how much PlayLink adds to a scenario that you could replicate as a drinking game with some scraps of paper in a hat, but let me state for the record that the tech works pretty well. You download a game-specific app to your phone which then connects without hassle to the PS4, as long as the devices are on the same wifi network. Six players are supported. You use a touchscreen interface to control a pointer on the TV, which is a little laggy but does the job. The app is rough, but the inclusion of a logbook where you can browse updated character bios and check the outcome of 'ripple events' that affect the plot is thoughtful. Sony deserves kudos for coming up with a casual gaming initiative which requires no new accessories to be bought or interfaces to be learned; everyone has a phone and knows how to use it. Consider the barrier to entry well and truly lowered.
|PS4 online multiplayer drops PlayStation Plus requirement for five days|
Added: 13.11.2017 15:23 | 4 views | 0 comments
For five days this week PlayStation 4 online multiplayer will not require PlayStation Plus. Now
It means online multiplayer will be open to all PS4 users from Wednesday 15th November, 10am GMT, through to Monday 20th, 10am GMT.
PlayStation Plus usually requires a monthly subscription of £6.99, and offers online multiplayer as well as two free PS4 games a month and discounts in return. November's free games are and Worms Battlegronds, for example, with VR game Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and PlayLink game That's You! thrown in. The offerings are usually pretty good.
|The Inpatient and Bravo Team delayed|
Added: 13.11.2017 14:30 | 5 views | 0 comments
Supermassive Games, the developer behind PlayStation 4-exclusive horror game Until Dawn, has delayed the release of two of its upcoming PlayStation VR games: The Inpatient and Bravo Team. Both games were originally scheduled to launch this year, but The Impatient has been pushed back to January 23rd, 2018 and Bravo Team to March 6th, 2018 to ...]
|Until Dawn Dev's PSVR Horror Game Delayed to 2018|
Added: 12.11.2017 18:54 | 5 views | 0 comments
The 1950s set PlayStation VR prequel to Until Dawn was originally slated for release later this month.