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The PlayStation Classic Is Minimum Effort Nostalgia 

Even though I know all these retro consoles are largely an effort turn my nostalgia into big-time corporate profits, they’re damn hard to resist. There’s just something about grey plastic and the old school boot up sound that hits a deep part of my brain as few things do, so when I heard Sony was making a retro revival of the original PlayStation, I thought “Great, another mini console to add to the collection.” But after getting to check out Sony’s take on a throwback gaming machine, I feel a bit shortchanged. Read More >>

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A Brief Guide to the Comics History of Spider-Man PS4’s Three New Suits 

Another batch of Spider-Man DLC is out now, and you know what that means—hot new spider-threads to collect, and take pictures (pictures of Spider-Man!) with. This time around, all three new suits are actually from the comics, so here’s a quick little primer to their origins on the page. Read More >>

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PlayStation’s Announced Its Black Friday Deals

Sony's PlayStation deals for Black Friday have gone live, and they include deals on PlayStation VR, PlayStation Plus, and a whole load of games. Read More >>

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Stan Lee’s Spider-Man PS4 Cameo Is So Quintessentially Stan Lee

Stan Lee loved a good cameo. The legendary comics icon, who died yesterday at 95, got to sneak into so many movies based on heroes he’d helped bring to life over the past two decades – and even into some based on ones he didn’t. But maybe the one that best encapsulates Stan Lee as a creative is one of his most recent. Read More >>

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Sony Patent Hints at Possible Touchscreen Playstation Controller

If you miss the Sega Dreamcast’s visual memory unit, a recently published patent from Sony brings potentially good news. The next iteration of the Playstation’s DualShock controller may come with a built-in touchscreen. Read More >>

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PlayStation Classic Plays Fine, But It’s A Bare-Bones Experience

With the PlayStation Classic’s release less than a month away, I went to PlayStation HQ this week for three hours of hands-on time with Sony’s nostalgic mini-console. It plays its selection of 32-bit classics like Final Fantasy VII and Resident Evil: Director’s Cut just fine, but the features of the device are pretty much the bare minimum. Read More >>

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Here’s The Full List of Games on the Upcoming PlayStation Classic

The PlayStation Classic was announced last month, but at the time Sony only revealed the names of five games that would make up part of its library: Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash!, R4 Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms. Arguably four great games (plus Jumping Flash!, which I still don't know anything about), and of course it's led to a lot of speculation about the other games that would make up the mini console's library of 20. Read More >>

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The Comic Book Lore Behind the 3 New Costumes Coming to Marvel’s Spider-Man

Next week, the excellent Spider-Man game for PS4 is getting its first piece of downloadable content. It’s a new mission that brings Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat herself, back into Peter Parker’s Spandex-clad life. But it’s bringing with it even more costumes, if you can believe it, including a pair right out of the comics. Read More >>

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The PS4 Finally Has a Super Customisable Controller, and It Is Excellent

It’s taken more years than it should have, but it’s finally here, a PS4-friendly answer to Microsoft’s ultra-customisable Elite controller. The Scuf Vantage might look like a weird third-party peripheral of old, but this officially licensed controller finally delivers all the weird little tweaks I demand, except now configured to actually work with my PS4. Read More >>

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There’s a Mini PlayStation One Coming in Time For Christmas

First there was the NES Classic Mini. Then there was the SNES Classic Mini. Now, Sony's getting in on the act. This morning, the company has announced the PlayStation Classic - a miniature PlayStation console pre-loaded with 20 games. How quaint! Read More >>

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Understands the Amazing Fantasy of Becoming Peter Parker 

Spider-Man has a long history in video games – one that arguably has seen more lows than highs. Even in a world where superheroes are bigger than ever, Spider-Man is still waiting for a groundbreaking gaming experience like the Arkham series was for Batman. He might have finally got it in Marvel’s Spider-Man. Read More >>

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Peter Parker Meets New Friends and New Foes in the New Spider-Man Video Game Trailer

Yet another major villain is making their way into the life of Peter Parker in the already villain-packed upcoming Spider-Man PS4 video game. But it turns out Spidey’s ready to fight back against the oncoming rogues—in the form of a new pal named Miles Morales. Read More >>

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BBC iPlayer Now Supports 4K on the PS4 Pro, Giving You Another Way to Watch the World Cup in Higher Res

It's a big time for 4K streaming on the BBC, since it's promised to stream all of its World Cup matches in 4K HDR. Well now it's just updated the iPlayer app for the PlayStation 4, meaning PS4 Pro owners can now watch the BBC's 4K content on their console. Assuming, of course, they have a 4K TV. Read More >>

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The Opening of Detroit: Become Human Is Some Dumb-Butt Science Fiction

The concerns at the heart of Detroit: Become Human are readily apparent almost from the very start: the existential crisis faced by androids that look and behave like people but are treated like things. But its lofty ambitions get hamstrung at the very start by some incredibly heavy-handed moments of shlock. Read More >>

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This New PS4 Controller is Riffing Hard on Microsoft’s Super Customisable Controller in a Very Good Way

One of the best controllers you can get for your PC or Xbox is the super customisable Microsoft Elite, but if you’re a PS4 fan you’ll have to go to third party peripheral maker Scuf to get any kind of customisation. We’ve liked Scufs PS4 controllers in the past quite a bit, but its latest PS4 controller, the Vantage, throws out the PS4 design to create a hybrid even Microsoft would be proud of. Read More >>