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Max:The Curse Of Brotherhood Review

Lets cut to the chase right from the off! Max is a clever game that wants the player to be just as clever.
Many a time I would face a situation of, you need to get over to the other side but in your path are monsters or a watery grave or hell fire or just a drop to your instant death! So what to do?
This is where Max excels. The developer Flashbulb have done there homework on many of the games of the past generation and taken some of the best puzzle elements and gelled them together in there own special way to form one of the best 2.5D side scrolers I've played since Sonic back in the day.

Max "The Curse Of Brotherhood" as you may have guessed is a story about you, Max trying to find his annoying brother who Max actually 'wished' him to be banished but didn't expect to see him gobbled up by his TV.

And so your quest over 7 chapters start. You are not armed with guns, no knives, no fists. No you are armed with a.............Pen. This is one hell of a magic ma…

Injustice 2 Fighter Pack #3 - Three New Characters Revealed

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today released a new trailer unveiling the next three DLC characters coming to Injustice™ 2 in Fighter Pack #3 – DC characters The Atom and Enchantress, and Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Players who have purchased the Injustice™ 2 Ultimate Edition, the Injustice™ 2Ultimate Pack, or the Injustice™ 2 Fighter Pack #3 will have early access to each of the three new fighters before they are available a la carte.

The Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition and the Injustice™ 2 Ultimate Pack include a total of nine additional playable characters; three Premiere Skins that transform select fighters into alternate characters with new looks, voices and dialogue; and two exclusive Gear Shaders that enable players to customise the look of their roster with alternate colour themes. The Injustice™ 2Ultimate Edition is available now for £89.99 for the PlayStation 4. Players who have already purchased the standard e…

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Free Content Updates & Features Announced

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced various free content updates and features coming this year to Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™, providing players with new ways to continue the battle for Mordor and capture every epic moment. Upcoming free downloadable content (DLC) updates and features include:
Endless Siege – Defend your fortresses against Sauron’s forces as the Dark Lord tries to reclaim Mordor in the Endless Siege. (Available 21st Nov)Rebellion – Crush the rebel Ologs and Uruks in your forces as they seek to undermine the Bright Lord. (Available 21st Nov)Enhanced Photo Mode – Capture every battle and siege and apply new filters, frames and textures with the Enhanced Photo Mode update. (Available 21st Nov)Online Fight Pits – Challenge another player’s Orc follower, Overlord vs. Overlord, to a fight to the death in the arena to earn powerful rewards and upgrades. (Available 5thDec)Brutal Difficulty – A new higher difficulty level even more challenging than Nemesis…

£100 off PlayStation VR Bundles UK

Black Friday bundles are live in the UK!
Sony are bundling PSVR with a camera, VR Worlds game and Skyrim or GT Sport. Various retailers are in on the act so shop about as the £249.00 price is RRP so you may get it cheaper.

DOOM PSVR bundle announced

Hot on the heals of a Skyrim PSVR bundle Sony have just announced another one including the very scary looking DOOM.
Thinking of having a go with VR this Christmas? Get your order in now.From $399 will bag you the game, PSVR headset and camera. Also two Move controllers are thrown in.

Bag a PlayStation 4 Pro for £299.00 UK

Not only is it a great price, you get Fifa 18 and Crash thrown in to boot!
Curry's are doing the deal right NOW.

LEGO® MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2 Launches on PlayStation 4

Converge in a Cosmic Battle Across the Marvel Universe!
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO® Group and Marvel Entertainment today announced the launch of LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2, an original, humour-filled sequel to the critically acclaimed blockbuster game, LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes. In this all-new, epic adventure, the time-travelling Super Villain Kang the Conqueror has stolen numerous Marvel cities and locations ripped from time and space to form the expansive Open Hub World of Chronopolis. To foil Kang’s diabolical plans, an elite team of Super Heroes must band together in cosmic battle that takes players on an exciting journey across the Marvel Universe. Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by TT Games in partnership with The LEGO® Group and Marvel Entertainment, LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2 will be available for PlayStation®4 this Friday 17th November.
"Whether you’re a Marvel fan or a LEGO® fan, the collaboration wi…

New games join PlayStation Now!

Sony have just announced that 9 new games have joined the PlayStation Now service.
Sony's PS Now lets you stream games for a monthly fee. Take a look on your PS4 or PC for details of costs in your region.

I, Zombie (PS4)
Tetraminos (PS4)
Rogue Stormers (PS4)
Stinkbold! A Dodgeball Adventure (PS4)
Ninja Pizza Girl (PS4)
Pixeljunk Shooter Ultimate (PS4)
Fallout 3 (PS3)
Wet (PS3)
Brink (PS3)

Warframe Plains of Eidolon Launches today on PlayStation 4. FREE

I've lost count of how many hours I've spent on Warframe. We first went hands on way back before the launch of PS4 at Eurogamer 2013.

Warframe back at pre-launch.

Much has changed since then.

From the developer:

"Starting today, a new chapter begins with Plains of Eidolon on PS4. This massive, 2.5 X 2.5 kilometer territory is open, bristling with strange creatures, enemies, and surprises to explore, and it’s all free."

How the game looks now in the new world.

EA and Sony top last years Live Action TV spot!

The new TV spot for Star Wars Battlefront 2 has gone live. It's brilliant. Like last years offering it shows playing with Star Wars toys to then later for fill those dreams in real life battles. They must cost a fortune to make but wow, are they worth it.

Take a look here.

HUGE PS Plus Black Friday deals for the US Store!

A huge sale is starting this Friday with up to 40% off some titles including:COD WW2Destiny 2NBA 2K18Fifa 18Madden 18South Park and much much more.
Keep an eye open this Friday!

Gearbox Software......PLEASE bring back Brothers In Arms.

The Brilliant Brothers In Arms

Thanks to Activision and Sledgehammer Games we have been taken back to World War 2 for our shooting fix. I've been wanting this for years, so much so that I was getting really fed up with game after game doing the modern run and gun thing. I kept putting it down to my age? But it turns out I'm not on my own.

I grew up with PlayStation, like many others in the late teens or in my case early 20's. Medal Of Honor was my first real WW2 shooter and at the time it was simply mind blowing. Other games arrived and were great but the best in my opinion was Gearbox Software's Brothers in Arms.

This was the thinking mans shooter, no by numbers holding the hand here. Think, plan, manoeuvre and out flank the enemy. Brilliant stuff. It was like Band Of Brothers the game. Anyone who'd ran about as a child playing soldiers loved BIA. You were playing in real settings photographed from real battlegrounds. You were fighting in the shoes of real heroes …

Skyrim PSVR Hands On!

Our friends over at Push Square have had some hands on time with PSVR's most ambitious game to date. Things are looking good. NO more teleportation. (old footage in the video)

Take a look here.

PlayStation Experience pre-show Friday 8th December.

This years PlayStation experience will run from Friday December 8 to Sunday December 10, the main presentation will take place on the Friday at 8pm PT (which is 4am GMT and 3pm ACT on the Saturday).

The presentation will be streamed online, the rest of the event will be taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. It’s here that fans will be able to get hands on time with pre-release games and attend panel discussions with some of PlayStation’s biggest developers.

Many games are expected in playable form and I personally hope to see more of Sucker Punch’s newly announced Ghosts of Tsushima.
Can't wait.

Max The Curse Of Brotherhood PS4 Pro gameplay

Take a look at the first 10 minutes of gameplay on PlayStation 4 Pro. Max is out now on PSN.

PlayStation Online gets a new look and look back to when it all started

PlayStation Online has been going for over 10 years now. I have personally been gaming for some mere 40 years. Quite frightening.
I remember sitting in my mates house with a ZX Spectrum loading tape cassettes with that sound filling your head, yeah the one you'd still hear when trying to get to sleep. I remember my Mum typing for two days on an Acorn Electron to witness a very blocky looking tank move forward and fire one shot..........two days.
I remember the cutting edge Atari 2600 at Christmas. Space Invaders and Asteroids. Wow! The Sega Master System 2 was next for me and Sonic. How fast? I remember no saves and getting near the end just to fail and start all over again.

Then...............PlayStation. I got it from Toys R Us in Chester and raced home. I bought Crash Bandicoot and Star Wars Rebel Assault 2. It was mind blowing at the time and the first Tomb Raider.....say no more. Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Ressi, Gran Turismo......the list is endless. PlayStation was here.


Zen Studios PINBALL FX2 VR for Playstation VR launches 29th November

The Pinball Wizards at Zen Studios are launching Pinball FX2 this month on PSVR.

From the developer:

Experience digital pinball as never before in Pinball FX2 VR, a groundbreaking new pinball game from the digital pinball pioneers Zen Studios! Pinball FX2 VR features advanced physics, detailed 3D graphics, and original tables from the pinball wizards at Zen.

Pinball FX2 VR replicates the atmosphere of real-life pinball machines in a virtual play space, while presenting gameplay features and effects that you simply cannot recreate on a physical machine. Additionally, the game’s rich scoreboards will track your Super Score, Wizard Score, table stats and more to let you compete against players from all over the world!

Pinball FX2 VR comes with three tables: Secrets of the Deep, Mars and Epic Quest. Additional tables may be purchased as DLC.

LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2 Deluxe Edition Launches November 14th

Lego Marvel 2 launches next week with all the season pass content in one big super package!

From the developer TT Games:

It's about TIME! Get the Deluxe Edition now and gain access to the main game and season pass content! Join your favourite Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities in the all-new, original adventure, LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2!

About the Game:
It's about TIME! Join your favorite Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities as they go head-to-head with the time-traveling Kang the Conqueror in the all-new, original adventure, LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2! Play as the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Green Goblin and dozens of other Marvel Super Heroes and Villains in this cosmic battle across the time-tossed city of Chronopolis! Travel across lands -- from Ancient Egypt to The Old West, Sakaar and New York City in 2099 -- and transport objects or character…

Star Wars Battlefront 2 The Last Jedi Free DLC details.

EA and Dice have laid out the details for the December dates to note in your gaming diary all in one handy place.

Take a look.

Call of Duty WWII Patch parachutes in!

Omaha Beach Landing PS4 Pro
Activision has released the first post-launch patch for Call of Duty: WWII. It fixes many of the issues in the game as well as nerfing four guns.
Patch Notes:
Multiplayer General:
Connectivity improvements and optimisationsFixed de-ranking issuesAddressed an issue where players encountered an infinite load screenLeaderboard stability improvements and bug fixesGeneral UI improvementsLoading optimisationsSplitscreen functionality improvementsAdded new unlock inventory stars to indicate when new items are addedAdjusted hit marker audio to be higher default level (note: can be adjusted in settings)Fixed out of world exploits on Gustav Cannon and Sainte Marie du MontEspionage Basic Training – Reduced painted time from 10 to 6 seconds. Made it so only bullet damage paints you.Weapon tuning to allow for one shot kills outside of hardcore mode, enabling challenge completion.Fixed infinite flamethrower bugXP Earn rate tuned in Operation NeptuneFix issue of shotgun v…

Spintires:MudRunner PlayStation 4 Review

As most people turn to get there racing fix from GT Sport there is a game rolling over the hill and down a slippery muddy hill, in a big fat truck. MudRunner will be so far away from anything you've played before, on any wheels come to that.

Never having played a game like this before I have to be very careful on how to review it. You see not being familiar with this type of genre I'm having to be very open minded. I see this game as a puzzle game on wheels, VERY big wheels. You have tasks and have to solve them. Most are fetch and carry but you have to plan on the best way to achieve your objective. You have various 'rigs' at your disposal and using these to plan ahead and get the job done. You can even get online and team up in a co-op mode to half the burden and use team tactics to get the missions done.

You can choose different trailers, carriers, cranes, pulleys etc etc and this choosing of the right tools and vehicle is crucial. You will get stuck, see my epic f…

AER: Memories Of Old Review for PlayStation 4

Daedalic Entertainment and developer forgotten key are very brave. To go up against the likes of Assassins Creed, Wolfenstein and Call of Duty is one hell of a statement. It's a cluttered time for game releases You must have lots of faith in a game to do this. Forgotten Key have been working on the game for five years and have pored love into this project and you can tell. Words like "beautiful" "charming" and "relaxing" are not out of place when describing this game.  I found my time playing a totally stress free and engaging experience.

At first glance you'd think you were looking at Sony's very own Tearaway. The world in AER is broken into sections that you can explore from the moment you get outside of the first dungeon. Playing as a girl, a shapshifter you can transform into a bird and sore high about the world on your quest to restore order and solve the mystery. The transformation is seamless with a double tap of the X button. As you f…

AER: Memories Of Old is out now on PlayStaion 4

The beautiful looking AER is out now on PlayStation. Head over to the store or wait to read our incoming review.

From the developer Forgotten Key:

The gods of old are forgotten, lost in the events that shattered the world, leaving only fragments of islands in the sky. This mystic world of endless skies, colorful islands and ancient ruins is in danger of falling into darkness. As one of the last few shapeshifters, you are sent on a pilgrimage to the Land of Gods. Uncover the secrets that will help save reality itself.

Key Features: Fly and explore by transforming into a bird at willA large open world of hidden secrets and new discoveriesA pilgrimage of mysteries, puzzles and templesStrong focus on atmosphere and aesthetics with a vibrant minimalisitic art style

Max:The Curse of Brotherhood is a critically acclaimed action-adventure game coming to PlayStation 4 next week

From the developer Flashbulb Games:
Combining traditional platforming with stunningly beautiful puzzle play, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood will take you on a cinematic fairy-tale adventure.

When Max wishes for his annoying little brother to be whisked away he gets more than he bargained for… Armed with only his trusty Magic Marker, Max must journey to a hostile and unforgiving world to rescue his kidnapped kid brother, Felix.

Draw your way through lantern-lit bogs, ancient temples and lush-green-forests, as you take on Mustacho’s henchmen. Use the marker to overwhelm your enemies, define new pathways and protect you on your quest.

Do not waiver. Unleash the power of the Marker, find your way through a frightening and fantastical world and take down the evil Lord Mustacho.

Embark on a classic tale of brotherhood, as Max sets out on his quest to rescue his kid brother Felix, from the grasps of the evil lord Mustacho.Explore a world filled to the brim with challenging physics puzzles…

Sony profits rise 346% thanks to strong performance from PlayStation gaming unit.

Sony reported fiscal second-quarter earnings and revenue that beat forecasts thanks to a strong performance from its PlayStation gaming business, and said it expects its best profit since 1998.

The Japanese electronic giant reported the following numbers for the three months to September 30:
Sales of 2.06 trillion Japanese yen ($18.2 billion) vs 1.86 trillion yen expected, according to Reuters data. This was also a 22.1 percent year-on-year rise.
Operating profit of 204 billion yen vs 135.6 billion yen expected. This market a 346.4 percent rise.

Sony also raised its dividend in the second quarter to 12.50 Japanese yen from 10 Japanese yen.

The Japanese giant said it now expects operating income for the year ending March 31 to be 630 billion Japanese yen. If realized, this would be the highest ever profit for the company since its record-breaking year in 1998 when it earned 526 billion yen. During this period, Sony's first PlayStation console was proving very successful.

Sony's gamin…

Sony Storm Paris with one of the strongest shows in years!

Rumours started flying about on the internet about what Sony had kept behind from E3 2017 as they really only did what they had to in the Summer with no bells and whistles. What Sony did this afternoon was cool, calm but above all........ruthless.
Our Jim took to the stage and in his very British way, smiled, even winked and looked smug as hell as one game after another rolled out. They even managed to turn Monster Hunter World into a huge Horizon Zero Dawn epic by adding Aloy and a robo cat. Genius. Spider-Man swung in, Shadow Of The Colossus, Horizon, Ghost of Tsushima, God Of war and to top it all an almost movie-like Last of Us 2 was shown as was the incredible looking make-the-story-yourself Detroit:Become Human. So many PSVR games were shown. In fact Sony needed the good old trusty panel to show off lots of games before the show even started!

If anyone was in any doubt about Sony's drive and intent then they wont now. You don't need the most powerful console to lead; you …

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Psyonix Enter Worldwide Retail Distribution Agreement for Rocket League

Updated Retail Version of Critically Acclaimed Game Available in Stores Christmas 2017 Content for the game will be updated soon.

“Rocket League has such wide appeal across all audiences, it’s no wonder the game is such a huge success,” said Kevin Kebodeaux, Senior Vice President, Sales, Americas, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment. “We’re very excited to be working with Psyonix to bring the game to retailers across the globe.”

“Warner Bros. has already proven to be a great partner,” said Jeremy Dunham, Vice President, Publishing at Psyonix. “We first collaborated on Batman v Superman DLC for Rocket League in early 2016 and we have continued to be impressed with the team’s knowledge, professionalism, reach and enthusiasm for video games. They are the ideal partner to help us push Rocket League to another level at retail.”

Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™ Expansion Pass Trailer & Details Released

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released a NEW trailer for Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™ detailing the Expansion Pass, which allows players to continue the battle for Mordor with all new Orc tribes and story campaigns. The Expansion Pass includes the following downloadable content (DLC):

Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion

The gruesome Slaughter tribe invades Mordor introducing new missions, Epic and Legendary Orcs, tribal showdowns and fierce battles, brought to life through the Nemesis System.
New Slaughter tribe fortress with Overlord throne room, monuments and outposts.
Players can hunt down Legendary Slaughter tribe Orcs for a new Legendary gear set with additional upgrade challenges.
Slaughter Orcs are the most bloodthirsty in Mordor, capable of ambushing players at any point, creating a deadly new challenge for players.
Available November 2017.

Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion
The proud Outlaw tribe arise within Mordor introducing new missions, Epic and Legendary Orcs, tr…

Observer Review for PlayStation 4

I remember as a teenager an actor that stood out for me and a movie, that movie was Wanted Dead Or Alive staring Rutger Hauer. I was made up to learn that he would be playing the main character in the new horror game from Bloober Team.
You play as Daniel an investigator, receiving a call from his son asking for help which leads him to an apartment block that gets locked down as soon as he has entered, cutting it off from the outside world. The block is full of mad, strange tenants that remain locked behind doors where interacting with them comes through a game of door knocking to try to solve riddles and find out what has happened to your son. 
The game soon gets very bloody and anyone with the faintest admiration for jump scare games or who are in any way won over by mad trippy mind bending soul searching are in for a treat. Observer starts off slow but intriguing. You visit your sons apartment to find a 'mess', to search through this to gather clues you have a scanner to vi…

Sudden Strike 4 Road to Dunkirk Review

Action from Dunkirk on PlayStation 4 Pro

Everyone knows the history of the evacuation of Dunkirk, if not then Google it to read all about how the ordinary man and woman raised the bar and took to the see in a daring mission, unarmed and under fire, crossed the English channel to rescue the stranded British troops in France with the brave French fighting off the German advance. Now reenact that in the excellent Sudden Strike 4 DLC pack Road To Dunkirk.

We gave Sudden Strike 4 9/10 in our review. After playing more and now playing the add-on I stand buy that score. SS4 grows on you. It's challenging gameplay pushes you to think of how you'd plan things in real life situations. Go it all guns and it will end with all your units in tatters.
The two allied missions have you standing up to the overpowering German advance. You now have 10 new units at your disposal but what steals the show is the navel strike you can now call in. I sat on my sofa as shells whizzed overhead from the s…

Playstation VR coming to a city near you!

A UK tour is kicking off this week starting in Cardiff on the 23rd. If you've not tried it out yet be sure to get down to the Sony booth to try out the latest games at a city near you.

Sudden Strike 4 Road To Dunkirk PS4 Pro gameplay

We gave the excelent Sudden Strike 4 a 9/10 in our review. Can the Dunkirk dlc missions live up to the main game?
Review up soon.

MudRunner gets dirty on PlayStation 4

From the developer: 

Spintires: MudRunner is the ultimate version of the million-seller indie hit Spintires coming to PC and, for the first time, consoles. Like Spintires before it, Spintires: MudRunner puts you in the driver’s seat and dares you to take charge of incredible all-terrain vehicles, venturing across extreme landscapes with only a map and compass as your guides!

A huge upgrade over its predecessor, this edition comes complete with a brand-new Sandbox Map joining alongside the original game's 5 environments, a total graphical overhaul, a new Challenge mode with 9 dedicated maps, 13 new vehicles, and other comprehensive improvements. It’s not just an enhanced edition, it’s the ultimate off-road experience!

Drive 19 powerful all-terrain vehicles, each with its own characteristics and attachable equipment. These vehicles are designed to endure the most extreme conditions and terrains, but they're just the tools - only your driving skills will get them to the objectives!

Sold Out are brining MOTHERGUNSHIP to retail stores, coinciding with the digital relase in 2018.

Sold Out is excited to announce that it has partnered with Terrible Posture Games and Grip Digital to publish the physical console versions of first-person bullet-hell shooter MOTHERGUNSHIP in 2018.
Arriving on PlayStation 4 MOTHERGUNSHIP is the spiritual successor to 2014’s Tower of Guns and features intense, unrelenting first-person gunplay and an exciting weapon customization system that lets players create their own destructive armoury, plus some of the biggest bosses in FPS history and procedurally generated rooms and enemies for seemingly-limitless gameplay.
More news as we get it.

theHunter:Call of the wild PlayStation 4 review

Developer:Avalanche Studios.

Playing the Hunter Call of the wild has taught me many things over the weekend. The main thing is that I have no problems whatsoever mowing down humans one after another, in a game world of course but the guilt I felt after shooting a rabbit while it was playing with others left me repeating, "It's only a game, It's only a game" as I looked down at the said bunny!

I'm not a hunter but I've been curious about these games from the PlayStation 2 days. Sure you can get them easily now with multi region and access to the other stores but they are mainly sold over the water. I'd seen the screens and previews before but you can easily be fooled by pre-launch hype shots and tarted up movies. When I first spawned into the game world I completely missed what the narrator was saying to me and I had to start again. You see I was distracted by what was before me.
This distraction has not stopped hours and hours into the game. The world yo…

Hellblade dev marked World Mental Health Day by donating game sales to charity

This is old but something that needs to mentioned again. Developer Ninja Theory marked World Mental Health Day by donating all proceeds from today's sales of the game (October 10th) to mental health charity, Rethink.

Rethink is a UK organization that supports and campaigns for those severely affected by mental health issues. The group wants to help those affected by the invisible illness by challenging and changing attitudes.

Hellblade's protagonist Senua, suffers from psychosis, and both critics and fans have praised the way the game delicately and intelligently represents the condition.

Ninja Theory has put together a new game trailer for the occassion, but instead of featuring buzzwords and marketing jargon, this one spotlights messages sent in by Hellblade players keen to share their own mental health experiences.

Donations will only be taken (after sales tax and platform fees) from PS4 and PC purchases made on October 10, so if you've been waiting for a good oppor…