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Photos of an apparent PS4 Slim turned up on NeoGAF over the weekend, after someone supposedly managed to get hold of the console from Gumtree.
While people raged back and forth over the authenticity of the images, Eurogamer took it upon themselves to find out the truth - visiting the home of the person in possession of the Slim.
A video was recorded showing the console booting up, seemingly proving it was indeed genuine, but the footage has since been pulled.
There’s little information on whether the Slim will feature any improved specs or features over it’s bigger sibling, but there's a chance we’ll soon know more as a reveal is said to be planned at a PlayStation event on 7 September, where it’s also very likely the upgraded PS4, currently codenamed Neo, will also be revealed.
It’s a move similar to one which Microsoft made at E3 when they revealed both the Xbox One S and the Scorpio at the same time.
What do you make of the PS4 Slim? Share your thoughts with us over in the forums or in the comments below.
Watch the 'Blood and Gore' trailer and take a look at some of the screenshots from Gamescom 2016.
The trailer introduces some of the title's mechanics, such as destructible environments and limb targeting:
The screenshots show a couple of in-game battles and a look at what to expect when choosing missions in the open world of the Caligari Sector.
Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor - Martyr is due for release in 2017.
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EA have detailed Battle Station, the latest expansion coming to Star Wars Battlefront.
The first of these pits A-wings and X-wings against Tie Fighters, as the rebels attempt to clear a path for their Y-wing bombers to attack an Imperial Star Destroyer. Once enough damage has been dealt, Rebel players can target weak spots on the Destroyer to bring it down, while those on the Imperial side do their best to stop them.
Phase two takes the fight to the interior of the Death Star, featuring areas inspired by the original three movies. In this phase, Rebels have to extract a high priority droid from the space station. Players will be able to utilise the new heroes Chewbacca and Bossk to aid their side during the battle.
The third phase sees space combat return once again for an epic finale – destroying the Death Star. Luke Skywalker and his Red-5 X-wing is on hand to aid the Rebels during this final assault, while the Imperial side will be able to make use of Darth Vader and his Tie Advanced Fighter.
As well as the new game mode, Battle Station will include new Star Cards and weapons.
Battle Station launches this September, and will be available to purchase separately or as part of the game’s Season Pass.
Are you looking forward to the addition of space combat? Discuss the latest expansion coming Battlefront’s way with us over in the forums or in the comments below.
Ubisoft are certainly making the most of Gamescom, the publisher today revealed a host of new trailers and announcements for some of their upcoming titles.
The new Watch_Dogs 2 trailer turns the spotlight on the game’s multiplayer, detailing how players can go up against each other, or team up for some on the fly co-op action. Also revealed was the new Wrench figurine for those who pre-order the game.
The Ghost Recon: Wildlands trailer is all about character customisation. Players will be able to tailor weapons and clothing to suit their chosen play style, whether it’s stealth, sniping, or good ol’ fashioned brute force.
Calling all Units is the latest expansion heading to The Crew, Ubisoft’s action-driving MMO.
Calling All Units adds Cops Vs Racers gameplay, along with 10 extra levels and a new range of vehicles. The expansion launches 29 November on Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4.
Just Dance 2017 launches 28 October, and will see the return of the Just Dance World Cup.
Players can qualify for the tournament by playing online, or at special live events taking place from 1 September – 8 January. You can see more details about how to compete in the announcement video below.
Ubisoft’s real-time strategy PC title, Champions of Anteria, is getting a free demo. From today, players will be able to download and enjoy two hours of content ahead of the game’s 30 August release date.
And lastly, it was announced that STEEP will be releasing 2 December on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Check out the new trailer below for a look at how players will be able to explore and compete in the game’s open world.
Share your thoughts on all the going’s on at Gamescom with us over in the forums or in the comments below.
Activision have announced a new and complete edition of their shooter will be launching 20 September alongside the Rise of Iron DLC.
Check out the trailer below:
Pre-ordering will grant access to the black and silver Iron Gjallarhorn exotic rocket launcher. The Iron Gjallarwing Sparrow is also available to digital pre-orders or from select retailers.
Rise of Iron features:
Destiny - The Collection is available to pre-order now for Xbox One and PS4, and will set you back £49.99.
Whilst The Collection won't be available on PS3 and Xbox 360, players can transfer their progress to current gen systems via the legacy upgrade program, details of which can be found here.
Are you a new player hoping to jump into Destiny with this new edition? A seasoned veteran? Let us know in the forums or comments below.
The fourth instalment in IO-Interactive’s episodic HITMAN series, ‘Club 27’, has players heading to Bangkok to take out Jordan Cross, lead singer of indie band The Class, as well as his family lawyer, Ken Morgan.
Episode 4 is available to download on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC from today, and features over 65 new challenges to unlock new weapons, gear, costumes and items.
Episode 5 will be set in the United States, while the finale is due to take place in Japan later in 2016.
Will you be heading to Bangkok to cut short the musical career of Jordan Cross? Let us know in the forums or in the comments below.
EA and Respawn have announced the first of two Open Multiplayer Technical Tests will kick off this Friday on Xbox One and PS4, with the second planned for next weekend.
The tests will feature a number of maps and game modes for participants to try out, as well as the new Pilot tactical abilities: Grapple, Holo Point, and Pulse Blade, and two new Titan classes: Ion and Scorch.
Available this weekend is the following content:
The second weekend includes all the content from the first test, but adds another map and mode:
Players will also be able to try out a brand new feature called Networks, which is supposed to make finding and playing with friends quicker and easier.
Titanfall 2 releases 28 October on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Will you be participating in the multiplayer technical tests? Let us know over in the forums or in the comments below.
EA and DICE have announced that the multiplayer beta for their upcoming WW1 shooter will take place later this month, beginning 31 August on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Origin.
Participants will also be able to try out the Armoured Train behemoth and rideable horses (which you can see a bit more of in the new gameplay trailer below), as well as three of the new Elite Classes - Sentry, Flame Trooper and Tank Hunter.
You can also sign up to the Battlefield Insider program before 21 August to be eligible for early access to the beta.
Are you looking forward to going hands on with Battlefield 1? Let us know in the forums or comment below.
Beam's interactive service blurs the lines between player and spectator, giving viewers the opportunity to alter the rules of the stream they are watching.
Check out the video below:
There aren't a ton of interactive games at present, but some of what's there may surprise you. Beam is designed to work with any game, so we expect others to pop up soon.
The most popular title so far, Minecraft, allows viewers to vote on minor things - like time of day and weather conditions - for free. More significant alterations (like summoning a zombie apocalypse or healing the streamer) will cost Sparks, an in-Beam currency.
Signing up earns you 500 Sparks and more can be earned by either watching or broadcasting streams. It can seem a little slow, each minute spent on a stream will earn you only 2 Sparks but, like Twitch, you can still have fun interacting with folk in chat.
If this sounds like your thing, you can have a look for yourself.
What games do you think will work well with Beam? Let us know in the forums or leave a comment below.
Virtual Reality has taken a very strange turn thanks to Ubisoft.
There's even a trailer:
If you're wondering if this just a silly marketing ploy, welcome to the club. Judging by the effort they've put in to the website, it seems likely that Ubisoft will have some sort of device for the (un)lucky attendees to go face-on with.
Although we can't imagine a world in which such a product would exist, stranger things have happened. Probably.
Are you hoping the Nosulus Rift is an actual thing? Of course not. Come and laugh with us in the forums or comments below.