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Don't call it a comeback: Xbox One's first year

Xbox One launched one year ago today, after nine months of ignominy for Microsoft's gaming division. It had been, without exaggeration, a disaster, …

Who needs games: PlayStation 4's first year

One year ago today, PlayStation 4 launched in North America. It arrived on these shores two weeks later. The build-up really couldn't have gone …

Never Alone review

Never Alone carries the sensibilities of its inspirations, and it feels and looks just as it should.<p>I approach life from a different perspective than …

Face-Off: Dragon Age: Inquisition

For all their accomplishments, it's fair to say that previous episodes in the Dragon Age saga lacked something when it came to visual polish and …

Gaming

Assassin's Creed Unity review

It's not hard to identify the best thing about Assassin's Creed Unity: Revolutionary Paris is one of the most beautifully assembled settings in this …

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 review

PES 2015 benefits from a clear idea of where it's headed, and a stronger grasp of real football than this year's FIFA.<p>PES 2015's debut on the new …

Review: Dragon Age: Inquisition

<i>Dragon Age II</i> felt like a great action game that was outsourced to a lesser developer. It lacked the polish BioWare typically puts into its titles, …

Dragon Age

Halo: The Master Chief Collection review

We remember in HD. That's the thing high-definition remakes are constantly having to compete against - the fact that, the way our minds would have …

Which PS4 games block Share Play?

<b>ACTIVISION PUBLISHING</b><p><b>Destiny:</b> Works fine. Was able to go into competitive multiplayer, too.• <b><br>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare:</b> The host's game screen is …

Don't Choose Between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this Holiday; You Should Buy Both

Oh, the joys of being an early adopter.<p>Last November when I plunked down 600 bucks on a PlayStation 4 and three launch games I knew exactly what I …

PS4 Voice Controls Massively Improved by 2.0 Firmware; Here Are All the New Voice Commands

The PS4 2.0 firmware update “Masamune” brought a massive improvement to a previously scarcely used feature of the console: voice controls. Not only …

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Everything You Need to Know

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is coming out in just a few days and we have a lot of coverage coming post-release. Until then, why not catch up on some of the news and features that you may have missed over the past few months. There's a lot to cover, so let's get to it, soldier!<p><b>There are only a</b> …

Faulty New PS4 Update Forces Evolve Alpha Delay

The PS4's new update—version 2.00—is really screwing things up, huh? First there was the whole Rest Mode thing, and now we've got news from publisher …

PlayStation

PlayStation 4 sales help Sony's game division to profit

Sony has announced that it had shipped 3.3m PlayStation 4 consoles during the three months between July to September, which boosted revenues in the …

Smaller, cheaper, cooler Xbox One processor in development

Chip designer AMD has developed a smaller, more cost-effective 20nm version of the main processor found in Xbox One, opening the door to a cheaper …

Forza Horizon 2 - IGN.com

Articles<p>New Fast & Furious Pack for Forza Horizon 2<p>The History of Racing Games<p>Forza Bundle, Max Payne 3 Headline Deals With Gold This Week<p>New Free …

Forza Horizon

Driveclub - IGN.com

Articles<p>Driveclub's Final Patch Adds 15 Tracks<p>Sony Announces New PS4 Bundles, Includes No Man's Sky<p>Driveclub VR Confirmed as PS VR Launch Title in …

Lamborghini

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition - IGN.com

Articles<p>Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, and More Discounted on PSN<p>PlayStation Holiday Sale Week 3 Starts Today<p>Out This Week: October 13, 2014<p>Sleeping …

Hong Kong

Bayonetta 2 - IGN.com

Articles<p>Bayonetta 2 and Fe Review Discussion, Switch Cloud Saves, and the Super NT - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep. 395<p>Platinum Possibly Teasing Bayonetta 1 …

Indie Gaming

The Evil Within - IGN.com

Articles<p>The Evil Within 2 Seemingly Leaked by Job Listing<p>Bethesda Discusses Rage and The Evil Within Sequels<p>Rumor: Skyrim Remaster, Prey 2, …

Gaming Industry

Sunset Overdrive - IGN.com

Articles<p>The Best Xbox One Games<p>Sunset Overdrive 2 Could Happen, Be Multiplatform With the Right Publisher<p>7 Best Games You Can Play Right Now on Xbox …

Rocket League

Every PS4 game announced for 2014 so far - 100+ and growing

Over the past few weeks and months, we’ve announced a huge number of PS4 games right here on PlayStation Blog – from AAA blockbusters and ambitious …

Pro Evo 2014, Mercenary Kings, Sly Cooper, more

Hi everyone! PlayStation Plus is proud to present some huge titles coming your way this April including a day one exclusive on PS4, epic battles on …

Games in 2014

The Last of Us<p>Development Team<p>Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag<p>Development Team<p>BADLAND<p>Johannes Vuorinen, Juhana Myllys<p>Grand Theft Auto V<p>Development …

How To Get Out of a Gaming Funk

Can't find anything to play? Nothing really clicking for you right now? It's okay. This sort of thing happens. We're here to help you out of your …

Handy

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Don't Miss<p>Gran Turismo Sport preview – more GT 6.5 than GT 7 Gran Turismo Sport preview – more GT 6.5 than GT 7<p>Gran Turismo 6 update adds new Vision …

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Don't Miss<p>OnLive to close after Sony acquisitions OnLive to close after Sony acquisitions<p>OnLive, Green Man Gaming unveil partnership OnLive, Green …

Expert tips and tricks for Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition on PS4

To celebrate the release of Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition we thought it timely to re-surface the following set of tips and tricks originally posted …

God of War, Rain, Uncharted, more

Hi everyone! Here at PlayStation Store we like to think that we have something for everyone and now could be the perfect time to bolster your gaming …

Batman: Arkham Knight arrives on PS4 in 2014

Our friends at Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment have just revealed that <b>Batman: Arkham Knight</b>, the epic finale to Rocksteady’s acclaimed Arkham …