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4:00 PM on 08.26.2013

Go hands-on with the PlayStation 4 at PAX this week

Nintendo isn't the only one that's going big for PAX Prime this week as Sony will be bringing a ton of stuff to show off in Seattle. A ton of PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, and more importantly, PlayStation 4 titles will al...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





6:00 PM on 08.21.2013

Killzone: Shadow Fall will have free DLC maps

Yesterday we learned that Killzone: Shadow Fall will have a feature called Warzone where you can design the multiplayer matches. You can pick the number of players, rules, mission modes classes, abilities, and weapons that ca...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Killzone: Mercenary is the gold standard of portable FPS photo
Killzone: Mercenary is the gold standard of portable FPS
by Kyle MacGregor

There's a common thread running throughout Killzone: Mercenary. From the single-player campaign to the online multiplayer, the entire experience is seamlessly tied together by one thing: Money. It's all about the next paycheck.

Reaping the spoils of war is the order of the day. Whether you're completing story missions or testing your mettle on PSN, Killzone: Mercenary turns on investing in yourself. Cash can be earned and shared throughout the first-person shooter's various gameplay modes, allowing players the opportunity to purchase new weapons and equipment from arms dealers. 

This is a game about sellswords, after all. The life of a professional killer is a balancing act with steep consequences. In order to stay alive for the next big payday, you'll need the right tools for the job.

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1:09 PM on 08.20.2013

Killzone: Shadow Fall getting customizable Warzones

Killzone: Shadow Fall will introduce custom Warzones when it launches on PS4 this year. You'll be able to tweak your own rules, conditions, and match types, before sharing your created game modes online.  We got shown a brief trailer for the multiplayer, and you can view that above. As little as some folk care about Killzone, I'm all about it. Looks good!

Jim Sterling

4:00 PM on 08.18.2013

Killzone: Mercenary open beta kicks off August 20

The Killzone: Mercenary open beta will be making planetfall next week. PlayStation Plus subscribers will have the first shot at the title's multiplayer on August 20.   Everyone else will have to wait until August 27 for ...

Kyle MacGregor

8:00 AM on 08.01.2013

Killzone Vita's multiplayer is poisonous and I love it

I initially scoffed towards every bit of this explanation of Killzone: Mercenary's multiplayer systems. I don't much care for multiplayer, so why should I care that offline singleplayer progress yields weapons and stats that...

Steven Hansen

5:00 AM on 07.13.2013

Sign-up for the Killzone: Mercenary multiplayer beta

Looking forward to Killzone: Mercenary? Then go sign up for the multiplayer closed beta! You have until 2:00PM PDT on July 17 to sign up, and if chosen you'll be sent an email with directions on how to get into the beta. I've...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:30 AM on 07.11.2013

Killzone: Shadow Fall gets pre-order bonuses

New generation, old pre-order culture! Guerrilla Games has unveiled the bonus items you can gather into your anus when you pre-order Killzone: Shadow Fall for the Playing Stations Four. Let's list what they are in a list for ...

Jim Sterling

9:00 PM on 07.09.2013

Killzone: Shadow Fall goes Hollywood with actor reveals

Killzone: Shadow Fall is getting some television thespians to abet its story, according to a recent PlayStation Blog post. Jamie Gray Hyder of Trueblood will be playing Helghast intelligence officer Echo, a foil to Shadow Fal...

Steven Hansen

1:00 PM on 06.20.2013

Killzone: Mercenary pleases me in gameplay demo video

One of my biggest concerns with Killzone: Mercenary was that we'd be made to swipe across the touch screen for every melee attack. Breaking the way one holds a PS Vita for shooter games in order to drag a finger along the ce...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 06.19.2013

Sony details PS4's promising interface

Sony's launched a new video promoting the PlayStation 4's interface, specifically showing off the ability to pause one's game to check out shared videos and the PlayStation Store. You can hold your game, go start a download,...

Jim Sterling

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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