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Report: God of War Elevates Real-Time Visuals to New Heights

God of War is the best looking game we’ve ever played, but don’t just take our word for it – the experts at Digital Foundry have also heaped praise on the PlayStation 4 exclusive, suggesting that it “elevates real-time visuals to new heights while pushing the PlayStation hardware to its limits”. The end result is an absolutely staggering achievement from Sony Santa Monica, which spans hyper-realism through outright fantasy.  We’ll let you read the full article for yourself, but it talks about the title’s insanely detailed character models, as well…

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Soapbox: Why You Should Play Shenmue I & II on PS4

If you could hear beyond my screams of elation, the announcement of Shenmue I & II for PlayStation 4 overnight brought with it murmurs of excited curiosity: a new crop of gamers are finally going to get their opportunity to try out this cult series for themselves. That’s a good thing, as Ryo Hazuki’s revenge story sits among the pantheon of legendary franchises that practically all engaged gamers have heard of – but few have actually played. It also means that your expectations need to be appropriately calibrated. For fans…

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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? – Issue 215

The sun is shining, the weather is sweet, yeah. Makes us want to… Shut the curtains and play video games? That is how the ol’ Bob Marley song goes, right? Anyway, you know what time it is – it’s WAYP time. Sammy Barker, Editor I’m still playing God of War, a game which still holds many secrets for me to discover. You’ve all (hopefully) read my review by now, but this truly is a remarkable release. I hope you all love it as much as I do. Robert Ramsey, Deputy Editor At…

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Sega confirms Shenmue remasters are finally happening

It’s the news many have been waiting for – Sega is releasing remasters of the first two Shenmue games, and they’re coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC later this year. The re-release of Shenmue 1 and 2 will be available as a single package and will remain “true to the originals”, according to Sega, while offering scalable screen resolutions and PC graphics options, modern or classic control schemes and an updated user interface. You can also choose between English or Japanese voiceovers, for those who want the option. The…

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SEGA Falls in Love with Sakura Wars Again

Deep cut Sakura Wars is to make a comeback, as SEGA is working on a new entry in the series. For those who don’t know, this string of tactical role-playing titles with dating sim elements started life on the SEGA Saturn, and was last seen in 2005 on the PlayStation 2. There’s no word on which systems this new version will be available for, or if it will even release outside of its native Japan. Only one game in the series has been localised so far, and that was Sakura…

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Shenmue I & II Searching for Sailors on PS4 in 2018

Wow, we never thought we’d see the day. SEGA has followed up on its promise of a “huge surprise” by announcing that Shenmue I & II will be coming to the PlayStation 4 later this year. Considering we’d written off the possibility of this ever happening, that’s a pretty gigantic surprise indeed. This lifelong ‘Mue fan is still reeling from the news. The two classic Dreamcast titles will be replicated in their entirety, depicting Ryo’s revenge mission with all of the QTE-imbued brilliance of the originals. There’ll be new resolution…

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Review: Infernium (PS4)

We weren’t sure quite what to make of Infernium at first – it’s a non-linear first person survival horror that throws you into hell with minimal preparation. This is a vision of hell more about bleak, eerie landscapes and impressive vistas rather than your traditional fire ‘n’ brimstone DOOM-esque virtual world. The game scape is made up of almost 20 levels which are populated by castles, seas, walkways, and strange plant life – all interconnected to form a rather beautiful portrait of a place that normally gets a bad rap. The…

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