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11:00 AM on 06.17.2013

Enjoy this 21-minute Killzone: Shadow Fall presentation

Sony's popped a 21-minute demo walkthrough of Killzone: Shadow Fall for your saucy delight, hot from the bowels of E3. The gameplay section is taken from that seen during the original PlayStation 4 reveal, with the Helghast ...

Jim Sterling







Killzone: Shadow Fall looks like a strong launch title photo
Killzone: Shadow Fall looks like a strong launch title
by Brett Makedonski

One of the titles that Sony's putting on a pedestal for the PlayStation 4 launch is Killzone: Shadow Fall. With good reason too. Shadow Fall is shaping up to be the type of game that is actually worthy of ushering in a new generation of consoles. Something that makes us say "Oh, this where videogames are going"".

The most immediate impact that Shadow Fall makes is with its graphics. All the hardware that's packed into a PS4 makes for a hell of a visual experience. The game is simply stunningly beautiful in the one outdoor environment that I was able to play. It was hard not to sit still at moments to take in the skyline, water, and cliffsides.

Fortunately, the excellent graphics are backed by what appears to be an enticing game design. It seems that every level will be open-ended, with different objectives scattered throughout. This leaves the player in the position of being able to methodically approach levels as they choose. However, it's not immediately clear whether these objectives will always be clearly laid out, or if it will require familiarization with the level to know where to go.

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10:30 PM on 06.10.2013

Killzone looks just gorgeous on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita

When  it comes to first-perosn shooters, the Killzone series is my jam. And that doesn't look to be changing anytime soon. Sony unveiled a pair of impressive new trailers for Guerrilla Games' latest efforts at their E3 ...

Kyle MacGregor

7:30 PM on 05.30.2013

Killzone 4 dev: PS4 'easiest platform to develop for'

Killzone 4 is the flagship first-person shooter for the PlayStation 4, and this latest promotional trailer features some of the developers behind the game talking up the power of Sony's new console. The team talks about how ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Killzone: Mercenary is the FPS the Vita has been needing photo
Killzone: Mercenary is the FPS the Vita has been needing
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

The PlayStation Vita is a great system with a slowly increasing library of great titles. The exception being in the first-person shooter genre, that is.

You'd think that after one of these big game companies made a handheld with two joysticks that there would be a bigger incentive to create more first-person experiences. Instead, we've gotten only a few first-person shooters to date: Resistance: Burning Skies was a joke, and Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified was an insult.

I recently went hands-on with Killzone: Mercenary for the Vita, and based on what I saw, it could finally be the FPS the Vita has been so badly needing. It's hard to say this early on if it's a must-own, but my early impressions are at least far more favorable compared to the previous two disasters.

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9:00 PM on 04.29.2013

Guerrilla on making sure the Killzone: SF reveal was real

Has Guerrilla Games recovered from the infamous Killzone 2 target render and its inability to live up to those graphics with the finished product? Can the studio ever? Gamers with a grudge never seem to forget. With...

Jordan Devore

5:45 PM on 04.08.2013

Developers told Sony to change DualShock 4 controller

Sony put the future of the DualShock 4 in the hands of developers, who dictated changes to the longstanding controller's form and feel. Guerrilla Games (Killzone) and Evolution Studios (DriveClub), in an interview with Edge, ...

Allistair Pinsof

12:45 PM on 03.08.2013

Get a deeper look at Killzone Mercenary for the Vita

Killzone Mercenary is on the way for the PlayStation Vita, and will drop on September 17. But for the time being, Sony has given us a better look at what the game has in store in the above video, specifically showcasing a lo...

Chris Carter

10:15 AM on 02.22.2013

Killzone: Shadow Fall humiliates Jimmy Fallon

Well, at least we know the Killzone: Shadow Fall demo is playable, and wasn't just some pre-cooked video. How do we know that? Because Jimmy Fallon tried to play it, and gave us a very different version of what we saw Wednes...

Jim Sterling

2:30 PM on 02.21.2013

Watch Dogs & Killzone are launch titles, maybe DriveClub

Watch Dogs and Killzone: Shadow Fall are now official launch titles for PS4. While DriveClub is mentioned as a launch title on a developer's LinkedIn page, it was called a "launch window" title at a recent roundtable (when as...

Allistair Pinsof

10:20 PM on 02.20.2013

A visual recap of the first PlayStation 4 games announced

You might have seen our recap of what was announced during the PlayStation 4 event already, if you weren't watching it unfold with us live. This video is Sony's recap of the next-gen software revealed thus far and it's great...

Jordan Devore



Killzone: Shadow Fall announced for PS4! photo
Killzone: Shadow Fall announced for PS4!
by Jim Sterling

Killzone: Shadow Fall has been announced! Guerrilla Games advances the story to a Berlin-inspired setting, separating two rival factions on Planet Vekta by a gigantic wall. 

A very gorgeous trailer set up the PS4 exclusive shooter. The return to Vekta calls for blue skies, lovely waters, and lots of color. Footage gives us a look at the verdant planet before a city area explodes. As chaos is sewn, cloaked Helghan assassins make their appearance. Then there's lots of shooting! Also, Dishonored style knife assassinations. 

If we're not being Gearboxed, this looks incredible. Lots of destruction in the environment, fires raging, heavy duty action, climbing a rope trailing from an airborne vehicle -- it looks almost as good as the Killzone 2 trailer from E3 2005!

The trailer ends with a pull-back shot of the aforementioned wall, revealing a familiar Vekta on one side, and a twisted Helghan subversion on the other. I just got a Killzboner. 

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PlayStation 4 launch vs. reality: Don't believe the hype photo
PlayStation 4 launch vs. reality: Don't believe the hype
by Allistair Pinsof

A new console generation. A new batch of tech demos that mislead consumer expectations.

As perfectly evidenced by Gearbox's recent Aliens demo, savvy game enthusiasts don't take kindly to developers promising one thing and delivering another. The context and circumstances are much different with a hardware manufacturer (Sony) showing tech demos for new hardware, but the sentiment still stands.

With a PS4 tech demo upon us, let's take a look back at how past PlayStation tech demos compare to the respective system's launch titles and PC games at the time. By realizing a common trend between the three, we can get a better glimpse at what PS4's launch titles will actually look like, instead of blindly buying into a flashy tech demo.

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Moments in Presidential history: Cats, mechs, and burgers photo
Moments in Presidential history: Cats, mechs, and burgers
by Allistair Pinsof

On President's Day, it's our duty as bloggers to supply the unwashed, malnourished Kmart-lovin' masses of America with reminders of awesome, fictional Presidents in games. I mean, it's not like I get to take the day off, so what the heck else am I going to write about?

A Google search and office poll later, it became very apparent to me that most videogame presidents aren't ones anyone would want in office, in real life. Nonetheless, there are a few men, machine, and feline presidents that our current leader could learn some valuable lessons from.

Join me on this historic trek through great presidential moments in virtual history.

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8:30 PM on 02.01.2013

GTA V delay, Playstation 4 hints & New PS Vita games!

If you missed today's live Destructoid Show, you missed all the important news ever, and there's no way possible that you were properly informed by any other outlet because our journalistic integrity and timeliness is unmatch...

Max Scoville



Killzone: Mercernary: A real Vita FPS finally arrives photo
Killzone: Mercernary: A real Vita FPS finally arrives
by Dale North

You want a first-person shooter on your Vita, right? Me too. Those dual analog sticks have been calling my name since the system's release, but we've got nothing to use them with. And no, that other game doesn't count.

Killzone: Mercenary swoops in to save the day with real, console-quality [I hate when people say that about portable games] FPS action. Those dual analog sticks? Put to great use with classic Killzone gameplay. Actually, everything in and on the Vita has been put to good use in this game, with everything from graphics hardware to the touchscreen working together to make what's shaping up to easily be the best shooter on the system. 

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