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How We Soar Glides to the store next week. Updated.

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Update:Out now in the store.

The beautiful looking How We Soar launches next week for Playstation VR.

The game launches in the US on the 29th and a day later in the EU. How We Soar sees you controlling a huge Phoenix gliding through a stunning looking world.

Be sure to read our review next week.


PlayStation 4 PRO PSVR Boost

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I have been reading a few websites and what they think of PS4 PRO and how it boosts PlayStation VR. (or doesn't)
I strongly feel that some sites, no matter what, are intent on hating the PRO.
I got the PRO on launch to go with my Sony 4K TV. Now as you may know, the Sony TV does a great job of up scaling the image to 4K with the built in K1 chip. So games looked great before. PRO boosts them with my TV to really nice prity graphics and text now really pops on games like Fallout 4. I'm not sure if Fallout has had 4K patches yet but on my TV it looks incredible.

Back to VR. Games simply look much, much better. Take VR worlds. I've read people say they see a slight difference. Rubbish. I've not played that game for two weeks and as soon as it loaded the difference was huge. The stone floor in the game lobby area is now crisp and the Dual Shock 4 is crisp with no jaggies.
I tried the shark cage as this was the first game I tried when I first got the VR. EVERYTHING is so m…

Fallout 4 PlayStation 4 Mods patch is live!

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Just been prompted to download the mods patch for PS4.  Mods on PS4 were in doubt but a deal is done and you can now mod away.

Patch 1.8 also has quite a few bug fixes etc.

PlayStation 4 Pro Boosts PS4 sales. UK

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According to sales data the PS4 Pro has boosted not only visuals up to 4K but has also boosted PS4 sales by 204%.
Ironic as Pro boosts power by, yes X2. MVC have seen sales data that shows sales tripling from Thursday.
We have the Pro and think the upgrade is well worth it even owning the old launch PS4. I've noticed every game looks better on my 4K Bravia. 

Obduction announced for PlayStation VR

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Myst and Riven developer Cyan have announced some exciting news about there stunning looking first person adventure game.
The developer has been working on the project for 3 years and they are excited about getting out to millions of PS4 owners.

Obduction is due in 2017 for Playstation 4.

“We’re going all-in on VR,” said Rand Miller, CEO of Cyan, in an interview with GamesBeat. “And the PlayStation breaks open our availability as a much broader platform for us. I [was] amazed at how good this looks on a console.”


“Cyan has a history of creating meticulously crafted immersive worlds. VR feels like the ultimate medium for magically transporting players to new places,” said Miller. “We’re opening up the Obduction virtual reality experience to more platforms and going all in for the VR future. We have some optimisation to do for the PS4, but it is surprisingly capable as a platform.”
Looking forward to more news soon.



Call Of Duty Jackal Assault VR Review: Updated

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Update: In-game VR footage.


It come as a bit of a shock this week for Call Of Duty Jackal Assault to appear in the store for, get this......FREE.

Ok it's short but this was announced as part of Infinite Warfare, but to download for free without even owning the full game from the store is massive kudos to Activision.

In Jackal Assault you take charge of a state of the art fighter jet. As you sit in the cockpit you can look around the hanger and view your arms and hands moving back and forth as you move the thumb sticks on the dual shock 4.


After shooting out of the hanger you are treated to a short tutorial to get to grips with the controls. You use the thumb sticks as you would any FPS or flight game but the VR twist comes in the form of seeking out targets buy just looking for them and locking on then firing homing missiles with L2. Firing your main guns is with R2. You can invert your looking preference by simply pressing square.

Graphics are very good and sound is brilliant. I…

How We Soar For Playstation VR

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How we soar is a beautiful looking flight game that sees you riding on the back of a Phoenix.
 The game has a very authentic look to it. It instantly put me in mind of Tearaway combined with Flower. If the developer can pull off the same kind of fun found in those game in a VR world we could be in for a traet.

Some of the development team are of Crytek and the brilliant makers of Timesplitters games, Free Radical no less.

HWS is a Playstation VR game and to give you an idea of how it plays take a look at the below video. More news as soon as we get it.

How We Soar will launch this year for Playstation VR.


PlayStation 4 PRO launch games

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A huge list of PS PRO games has shown up (Thanks Eurogamer) the interesting thing is that many big VR games ore on the list. Sony is being very tight lipped on just how much PRO will boost VR games. Not long now to find out.


Battlefield 1
Battlezone
Bound
Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Driveclub VR
FIFA 17
Firewatch
Helldivers
Hitman
Hustle Kings
inFAMOUS First Light
inFAMOUS Second Son
Knack
Mafia 3
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
NBA 2K17
Paragon
PlayStation VR Worlds
Ratchet & Clank
Rez Infinite
RIGS Mechanized Combat League
Rise Of The Tomb Raider
Robinson: The Journey
Smite
Super Stardust Ultra
The Elders Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
The Elders Scrolls Online: Skyrim Special Edition
The Last Of Us Remastered
The Last Of Us: Left Behind
The Playroom VR
Titanfall 2
Tumble
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

PlayStation VR Worlds Review

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Many gamers have made a royal fuss over this game arguing that it should have been included with the VR headset as demo tech. In one way I agree but hey, these things cost money to develop so I'm more than happy with the £22.00 entry fee I paid for the game. It costs that to go to see a movie with the wife without eating.....go figure.

I feel I've more than had my monies worth with my play time and more than that, I've had the wife on it, my son, friends and my Mum and Dad are coming for tea this week for some fun. PlayStation VR Worlds hits the nail on the head where it needs to. Something for everyone.


My first experience of PSVR was Ocean Decent. It's the voyage into the deep that is simply a Shark cage ride into the depths viewing all sorts of marine life with a heart racing attack at the end to spice things up. The demo gives you your first real spacial awareness feel of how far you can move before face-planting yourself on your front room wall. I tried to kick o…

Robinson The Journey PSVR Launch Trailer

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The wait is nearly over for what is looking likely to be the jewel in PlayStation VRs crown. You play a young boy stranded on a dinosaur infested planet. To say the game looks lush is an understatement. PS Pro support is also on the cards. We'll have Pro in the next 10 days so we'll be bringing you a full review of the game soon.





Until Dawn Rush Of Blood Review

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PlayStation VR is here. With it comes probably one of the biggest, if not the biggest line up of games any launch has seen. So how do you choose what games to get, what will make you feel ill? if any.
I went for VR Worlds and Rush of Blood, an Until Dawn spin off. Now I remember seeing a big Internet games site saying they'd played Until Dawn on PSVR but it wasn't the game you were hoping for. This statement was so far off the mark, in fact Rush of Blood is not only brilliant, it's my first AAA VR game and the game that in fact made me happy about my £349.00 investment. And you know what? It cost £12.00.

I know what your thinking, a £12.00 game justifying a £349.00 purchase? you're mad.
Maybe I am or maybe the developer just nailed that feeling I wanted, that, 'I'm in the game feeling.'



When you boot up the game you're greeted to a slow move down a track up to the title screen. This was the first time I yelled out in VR. My wife sitting behind me start…

PlayStation VR Review. Reality Check!

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I remember sitting in a black box in an arcade with a scope in front of my face while roaming about on a map in a tank made up of neon sticks blowing up other neon stick tanks. This game was Battlezone, the arcade was at Llandudno pier, I was 11 or so. Yes that's (cough) 35 years ago.....maybe? This was my first go at a VR type game.


2016. October 13th. PlayStation VR is here. I pre-ordered in March when it first went to press. Over the few months that passed I avoided going to any of the pre-shows of PSVR, why? I'm one of these that want that, "first time" in the quiet of my own surroundings. One thing I wish I'd not done and that was watch to many VR demos on YouTube. You see VR is totally different in reality. Many users have had issues with the image like myself, in fact it took me playing with the HTC Vive before I realised that the image is all part and parcel of the VR headset.

First and formost the headset itself is a design marvel. Putting it on for the…

Playstation VR Blurred Graphics problems. UPDATED 30/10/16

UPDATE: Expectation is a strange thing. Seeing many YouTube videos of VR games is not a great idea. Vr in reality is totally different to what you see on the TV. On paper an OLED 1080p screen sounds all nice and crisp but when in front of your eyes and massive you can understand why some people, like me, can be taken back with what they see. Once I got used to it though and a week or so later I'm now blown away.
Once I'd got used to the image I was hooked by what I was doing in this new games space. I've had two headsets and they are identical. I've also tried the HTC Vive now, imo the PSVR is overall much better.

Origonal Story:

Many Playstation VR users are reporting very blurred images with the new VR headset..........including me.

I was very excited to try VR for the first time only to be very disappointed by what I was seeing. (tried phone VR in the past) I tried the Shark game in the VR Worlds game only to be greeted by a very blurred shark cage and what looks lik…

Playstation VR is here, we have it.......any good?

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Playstation VR is here. Over the next few days we'll be road testing the new kit to give you the pros and cons of Sony's new tech.

Playstation VR Star Wars Greatness awaits

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If this doesn't sell Star Wars fans the idea of VR......Nothing will.
X-Wing will be a download for all those lucky Battlefront owners that take the plunge with PSVR this Friday. It's not clear if this will be out Friday or when the new movie comes out.

Skyrim and Fallout 4 to get Playstation Pro 4K support....

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.......and Mods.
Did you really think Sony would let Microsoft get one over on them? For me it's the PS Pro support that gets the thumbs up over mods. I was excited to see Elder Scrolls Online getting the 4K treatment, but Skyrim and Fallout, yes please.



Skyrim will have mods from day one (28th October UK) and Pro Support where as Fallout will follow with an update.
Hats off to Bethesda.


Playstation VR is nearly here.

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After a long break from the website I'm pleased to say that I'm back.

VR is going to shake up games and who knows, change the way we play and think about games.  VR is nothing new but is has had a very slow start on PC. But this is PlayStation. Over 40 million gamers are able to jump right in just needing the PS camera and VR headset to get started. Are you ready?

We can't wait. Reviews to follow.

Welcome......Playstation 4K (NEO)

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This is the Playstation 4K. Looks very Playstation 2 inspired. More news on the 7th September.

Microsoft and Quantum Breaks Sales beating record?

Microsoft have been willy waving regarding sales of the exclusive title Quantum Break but sales data doesn't seam to add up.
Vgc sales data shows a very poor first weeks global sales figure of just 267,147 with the US accounting for 146,403 with the rest of the world taking the rest.
X one sales didn't jump at all with just 93,109 worldwide, Playstation 4 dominated with 310,417 in the same time period.

This was the big hitter of exclusives but sales just don't stack up. Ratchet and Clack has sold over 190,000 in the US in its first week while just 43,000 QB were sold.

Battalion 1944 Blasts past its Kickstarter goal!

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D-Day is now confirmed.
World War 2 shooter Battalion 1944 has reached its goal in less than 3 days and now sits at over £140,000.

The passion for WW2 games is still alive and kicking it would seem. I'm sick of re-hashed shooters that are like painting by numbers. I can't wait for this game. May 2017 is a long way off mind.

Full Story.

Battalion 1944 to storm Playstation 4

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At last! I personally have wanted a World War 2 shooter for a long time now, so much that for the first time I've put cash down on a Kickstarter project.


The game is multiplayer only at the moment but hopefully we'll see a single player game.
I remember the day when I'd jump on Call of Duty, the good games, and skill meant everything, not how many perks you'd unlocked. Players would drop to prone to make themselves a smaller target and take you out. Battalion 1944 developers seem to realise that joy of what made a great shooter.


Being an older gamer and having done the tour of Normandy and visited some of the maps that will feature in the game has left me very excited.
One of the best maps in COD was Carantan, oh yes, it's in the game. I can't wait for a full list but Omaha, Pointe Du Hoc, Utah, Pegasus Bridge (hope your reading developers) and many of the little villages have to be in the game as does Dead Man's Corner. Having been to these places it woul…

Playstation 4 sells over a millions PS4s during Christmas week!

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In the week leading up to Christmas and Boxing day the Playstation 4 sold a massive 1,143,573 MILLION consoles with the nearest rival shifting just 572,378, the Xbox One.
Wii U managed 380,548 units while Vita sold 196,172. The 3Ds nearly beat out Xone with 520,163.

Consoles are dead eh?