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Resident Evil 2, Spider-Man, Dreams Clean Up E3 2018 Awards

A lot of people feel E3 2018 was a bad show for PlayStation, but Sony swept the Game Critics awards with a whopping six commendations – two more than the next nearest publisher. The multiformat Resident Evil 2 was the surprise recipient of the Best of Show award, but a bunch of PS4 exclusives cleaned up elsewhere. Dreams, for example, took home Best Original Game; Spider-Man swung away with Best Console Game and Best Action Adventure Game; The Last of Us: Part II received a Special Commendation for visuals and…

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PSN Europe 

How PlayStation VR gives you the best seat in the stadium for the FIFA World Cup™

The Knockout Stage may only be underway, but this FIFA World Cup™ has already given us a wealth of excitingly tense and explosive moments. It you’re as excited as us to watch the last 16, then you’ll want to get as close to the action as possible. And you won’t find a better way than through the BBC Sports VR – 2018 World Cup Russia™ app. You’ll be able to watch every BBC fixture of the tournament live. Just want to relive the highlights from previous games? PS VR has…

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PSN Europe 

This week’s PlayStation Store highlights: Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered, The Walker and more…

We’ve a stack of new adventures for you to jump into this week on PlayStation Store. Look out for zombie action on PlayStation VR with The Walker, or return to Mars for some epic, remastered destruction with Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered. And that’s not all that’s all that’s out this week. Read on to find out more. 1. Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Come for the easy pun, stay for the wholesale and utterly satisfying destruction in this freshly polished slice of sci-fi action. Red Faction sees Volition take the ultra…

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Eurogamer 

Starfield being next-generation means hardware and gameplay, says Todd Howard

The next big single-player game from Skyrim and Fallout maker Bethesda Game Studios will be Starfield, the company’s first new IP in a staggering 25 years. Bethesda’s charismatic director and executive producer Todd Howard announced Starfield at E3. “We also thought since we’re all here together tonight and it’s so special maybe we’d do something a little different too,” he said on stage, “and tell you what we have coming beyond this year, in the future. We have also been working on a brand new, next-generation, single-player game, but this…

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Soapbox: Fortnite’s Popularity Couldn’t Have Happened to a More Deserving Game

Fortnite is the biggest video game in the world right now, and the best thing is, it deserves it. As battle royale chatter sweeps across every classroom and workplace worldwide, it would have been easy for a small sense of arrogance to creep in. But in fact, the complete opposite has happened. Developer Epic Games has remained thoroughly grounded during its rise to power with constant updates, a Battle Pass that’s setting the precedent for future multiplayer titles, and live events that are changing the game in a meaningful fashion. It’s…

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Trailers 

Final Skyscraper Trailer Pushes The Rock to the Ultimate Limit

It’s a long way down from 3500 feet, so it’s best not to look. Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary’s Skyscraper as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer, who now assesses security for skyscrapers.  On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he’s been framed for it.  A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building…above the…

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We Want to Make People Think and Laugh and Cry, Says Sony

Sometimes, it’s hard not to see games as perennial underachievers. There are many entertaining experiences out there, yes – but occasionally the medium feels far too risk-averse to realise its true potential. There will, of course, always be a place for score-chasing romps and time-wasting toys, but titles like Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice illustrate how truly affecting this medium can be. And it’s something we’ve always appreciated about Sony’s first-party output. “We like the big story,” Worldwide Studios president Shawn Layden said as part of a panel at GameLab in Barcelona.…

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Sony Feels It Has the ‘Right Amount’ of First-Party Teams

Enthusiast forums can be reactionary to say the least, so when Microsoft announced that it had acquired a handful of new studios, one popular point of conversation was how Sony should respond. Of course this line of thinking ignores the fact that the Japanese giant already has a robust stable of studios under its umbrella – and Worldwide Studios chairman Shawn Layden believes the company’s fine for now. “We’re never going to be like Nintendo, holding the lion’s share of the Nintendo platform game business, because that’s not the way…

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Game of the Month: Top 4 PlayStation Games of June 2018

Though we’re entering the quiet summer months, June turned out to be fairly busy for game releases. Despite E3 keeping us busy and the World Cup getting underway, we still found some time to play a bunch of great games, and this latest edition of Game of the Month contains some absolute corkers. Bronze Trophy: Onrush This arcade racer with a difference may have divided the crowd, but its bombastic, high octane action and team based modes saw it barge its way to our Bronze award. Some reservations about longevity aside, our editor Sammy Barker gave Onrush a 7/10, calling it a “chaotic arcade game that surprisingly comes together.” He added, “This brash…

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Eurogamer 

Germany’s giant game rating logo sees Yoshi binned off Super Smash Bros. Ultimate box

German game boxes have long been blighted by the USK – the country’s local game rating board – and its ginormous logo. But never before have I seen the logo so big, so obtrusive, that it has squeezed a key character off the front of the box (thanks, AllGamesDelta). Poor Yoshi, Mario’s loyal green sidekick dinosaur, has been binned from the box cover completely by Nintendo so the USK can slap its logo on instead. Just look at the variants below – the UK one with our PEGI rating, then…

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