PlayStation News of the Week: August 25 – 30, 2014

Welcome to another instalment in our weekly news digest where the team at PSU Towers picks our favourite slices of PlayStation-related gossip from the past seven days. See below for the week’s highlights by clicking the links provided.

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Don’t Starve: Giant Edition heading to PS Vita on September 2

Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, the PS Vita version of Klei Entertainment’s intrepid roguelike, has had its release date pencilled in for September 2.


Destiny has gone gold, confirms Bungie

The developer behind the hotly anticipated science-fiction shoot-’em-up, Destiny, has confirmed that the game has gone gold ahead of its launch in early September.

Silent Hills could ignite Project Morpheus sales

New peripherals that force consumers to play games in a way that differs from the norm face a tough time. We saw with PlayStation Move that gamers initially enjoyed the novelty aspect with games like Sports Champions, but soon got bored and reverted back to using the controller.

Yakuza 0 announced for PS4 and PS3

SEGA has announced an all-new entry in the Yakuza franchise for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

Sony responds to PSN connectivity issues

Sony has responded quickly to increasing reports that the PlayStation Network is yet again under strain, saying that it’s aware of ‘’minor network connectivity issues’’ across its online platforms.


Dragon Age Inquisition multiplayer announced

BioWare has confirmed that Dragon Age Inquisition will introduce a four-player cooperative mode.

ESCAPE Dead Island release date announced, Dead Island 2 beta guarantee with pre-order

ESCAPE Dead Island will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 18, 2014 in North America and November 21 in Europe.

Hideo Kojima and Project Morpheus would be ‘awesome,’ says Sony

Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) chief Shuhei Yoshida has expressed his excitement at the prospect of Hideo Kojima working with Sony’s upcoming Project Morpheus.



PS3 owners lead PornHub traffic

PlayStation 3 owners represent a massive 45.8 percent of console traffic for popular Adult aggregate PornHub, a new study has shown.

Gran Turismo creator reflects on his illustrious history with PlayStation

Kazunori Yamauchi, the creator behind the PlayStation-exclusive Gran Turismo franchise, has cast a reflective glance on his time with Sony during an interview with Dengeki magazine (via Gematsu) commemorating 20 years since the original PlayStation launched in Japan.

Assassin’s Creed Unity release pushed back to November 11

Assassin’s Creed Unity, the latest title in Ubisoft’s pseudo-historical action series, has had its release date revised to November 11 in North America and two days later in Europe.


[UPDATE]GTA V PS4 ‘provisional’ release date is Nov. 1, says GAME

The GAME store responsible for yesterday’s release date Tweet has issued an update on the situation—sadly, it’s not good news.

PS4-exclusive Deep Down gets 7-minute gameplay video

PlayStation 4-exclusive hack-’n-slash Deep Down has received a new, seven-minute gameplay trailer courtesy of Capcom.


Saints Row: Gat out of Hell announced for January 2015 release

Just when you thought Volition’s Saints Row couldn’t get any more manic, a new standalone expansion pack to complement the series’ fourth iteration has been announced which sees the Saints’ hero Johnny Gat thrust into Hell to battle Satan himself.

Saints Row IV: Re-Elected heading to PS4

In a bid to complement the news that Volition is working on a Hell-bound standalone expansion to Saints Row IV, the developer has also announced that a remastered version of the fourth iteration will be hitting PS4 and Xbox One in January of next year.