Posts By Mat Growcott


Disney Infinity 2.0 Coming in August

Disney Infinity did well and took a reasonable market share from Activision's Skylanders. Recognisable characters and included toys meant it was the must-have game amongst a certain demographic. Not to rest on their laurels, Mickey Mouse and friends accidentally announced Disney Infinity 2.0 today - with Marvel heroes joining the fray to boot.

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PlayStation 4 Update 1.7 Coming Soon, adds SHAREfactory

Sony announced their next major PlayStation 4 update a few weeks ago, and although that already feels like a lifetime, a little more patience will be required. It's not quite ready to go, but the House of Kratos has revealed a bit more about what you can expect in the next big set of firmware, including a little more information on the new video editing suite.

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Parental Advice Columnist Compares Games to Meth

Video games are good for you, or at least that's what the current consensus is. Not like a juicy orange or a jog through the park, but they can definitely be used to help deal with depression in teenagers, jog the old mind or increase reaction times. Still, there are plenty of people of a certain self-perceived social standing who feel none of this can possibly be true, because they don't believe it. They believe that gaming creates a violent, anti-social ...

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Snoop Dogg Announces your Kills in new Call of Duty DLC

Have you ever felt that Call of Duty could do with a little more street cred? Perhaps all those fat little suburban teenagers need balancing out, and Activision has just the solution. Very soon they'll be releasing a brand new piece of DLC that allows you to alter your announcer's voice so that it sounds less soldier and more Snoop.

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Sackboy’s First PS4 Appearance is in The Playroom

The Playroom, for those of us who invested in the new PlayStation Camera, is a collection of bonus games that are fun to play in short bursts with friends and family. It's forced onto the console, so you can never delete it, but it's all but useless if you don't have the peripheral needed, and so a lot of people have managed not to see the moderate but very real fun offered. With that said, they've supported it well, with three free DLC packs now released. The ...

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Available on PS4

If you've been waiting to play an MMO on the PlayStation 4 and you're not too keen on waiting for The Elder Scrolls Online to make the jump across, you might be happy to learn that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has been released. After trailers, screenshots, beta access and more, you'll finally be able to take your character out for a spin on Sony's latest platform.

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David Attenborough Working on Oculus Rift Documentary

Respected documentarian and TV legend David Attenborough will be bringing a brand new documentary exclusively to Oculus Rift. The new film will be entitled Conquest of the Skies and will be shot in 360 degrees to allow for head movement. It's one of the first VR documentaries to be made, and will likely be the first to grab proper mainstream attention.

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Rock Band, Dance Central to Return in the Future

While Guitar Hero went out tired and overstretched, Rock Band leapt like Townshend into wherever awesome music games go. The final piece of DLC, American Pie by Don McLean, successfully summed up the feelings of thousands of fans desperate for the party to continue. It turns out that it might just happen, on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Goat Simulator Review

Goat Simulator is wacky, which is distinctly different to funny. Sure, it provides a certain amount of amusement, like only a goat strapped to a rocket can, but the amount of laughs you'll be having are minimal. Mostly you'll just ask yourself why you bought a game called Goat Simulator in the first place, probably while you complain about glitches and disfigured farm animals.

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Sony Confirmed The Last of Us PS4

Everybody has known about The Last of Us PS4 for, well, quite a while. It was turning up for pre-order in stores at the beginning of the year, and development was confirmed by a senior Sony employee last month. Stores were even accepting pre-orders and offering bonuses. The only part of the video game chain that couldn't accept its existence was Sony as a whole, but that changed today.

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