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'Dragon Quest XI' review roundup: Incredible but lacking innovation

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:20 PM

A trio of Japan's best creative minds craft a masterpiece whose biggest fault is that it sticks to tradition a little bit too much

All photos from Square Enix


'NBA 2K19' review roundup: The gold standard but pay-to-win system mars game

Sep 17, 2018 - 4:17 PM

'NBA 2K19' continues to excel but microtransactions also continue to rule the day in online career modes

Screenshot from NBA 2K19 video


'Spider-Man' PS4 review: More than a heroic experience

Sep 04, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Insomniac’s take on Spider-Man is a complete and spectacular 'Spider-Man' experience. It’s fast, fluid, funny and stays true to the character

Photos from Sony/Spider-Man


How close are we to the end of the gaming console?

Aug 15, 2018 - 3:09 PM

With the technology to beam console-quality games to any device, consumers would not have to spend the money for a $600 or $800 box, one analyst observes

Sony reaches 500M PlayStations sold milestone

Aug 14, 2018 - 1:08 PM

A cultural force, Sony has now sold over 525 million PlayStation consoles since the debut of the original in 1994

ORIGINAL PS. The first PlayStation boasts a run of 104 million units sold. Screenshot from Sony


An amazing return: 'Marvel’s Spider-Man' is everything a fan could hope for

Aug 03, 2018 - 7:31 AM

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a solid Spider-Man game. In this preview, we’ll be swinging in to see if this PS4 exclusive can return our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man to its former gaming glory.

Sony profits rise on the back of PS4 game sales, Spotify shares

Jul 31, 2018 - 6:29 PM

The growth of the streaming music sector, the sustained profitability of the PS4, and solid leadership under a new CEO have boosted Sony's net profits, year-over-year

MONEYMAKER. Blockbuster PS4 titles led by 'God of War' provide a big boost to Sony's bottomline in the first quarter of Japan's fiscal year, April 2018 to June 2018. Image from Sony


WATCH: E3 2018's West Hall featuring Sony, Sega, and Nintendo

Jun 13, 2018 - 12:47 PM

It's Spider-man versus Super Mario and the gang at E3 2018!

THE UNDYING. Zombie presence in games remain strong with a new 'Walking Dead' game and the remake of zombie survival horror classic 'Resident Evil 2.' Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


WATCH: E3 2018's South Hall featuring Square Enix, Capcom, Ubisoft booths

Jun 13, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Get a load of what these game makers have in store for fans at E3 2018!

RESIDENT EVIL 2. Capcom's booth was highlighted by the remake of the Playstation classic and a new Megaman game. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Ubisoft's E3 Press Conference highlights

Jun 12, 2018 - 4:40 AM

Check out the highlights of this year's Ubisoft E3 Press Conference

Square Enix's E3 2018 showcase is short and sweet

Jun 12, 2018 - 1:49 AM

Here's a roundup of the major things from the Square Enix E3 2018 Showcase

20 games we’re excited to see at E3 2018

Jun 10, 2018 - 8:59 PM

E3 is here and we’re listing the 20 titles we’re most excited to see at the premiere gaming event of the year

'Dark Souls: Remastered' from an absolute newbie's perspective

May 30, 2018 - 3:13 PM

Even with an improved and smoother frame rate, the genre-defining second entry into the 'Souls' series can still be brutally unforgiving – just the way some gamers like it

REMASTERED. The classic game known for its very high difficulty level returns on the PS4. Image from Bandai Namco


Rappler Game Night: 'Detroit: Become Human'

May 27, 2018 - 7:00 PM

We play through the first hour of this android-populated interactive drama from the prime purveyor of the form, Quantic Dream


'God of War' becomes PlayStation 4's fastest-selling exclusive

May 04, 2018 - 3:54 PM

God of War sells over 3.1 million units in its first 3 days

DAD AND BOY. Kratos and Atreus make waves in the gaming scene. Image from Sony.

RISING TIDE: Servant androids awaken in futuristic 'Detroit: Become Human'

Apr 24, 2018 - 3:49 PM

Technological disruption, class discrimination, sociopolitical tensions – we explore the thematic pillars of Quantic Dream's upcoming sci-fi drama for the PS4

Rappler Game Night: 'God of War'

Apr 22, 2018 - 8:02 PM

From new creatures and weapons to exchanging relentless bloodshed for more contemplatives treks along the woods, join us as we explore 'God of War'

'God of War' quick review: All things bright and brutal

Apr 12, 2018 - 3:31 PM

Santa Monica makes some big and bold changes, injecting it with a dose of maturity, but the bloody charm of the old God of War remains

ATREUS. Kratos' son lies at the core of the game's narrative, and is crucial to gameplay as well – a surprisingly nuanced addition to a game that previously only cared about bashing skulls in.


Rappler Game Night: 'Devil May Cry HD Collection'

Apr 07, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Join us as we revisit one of the first 3 games in the stylish Devil May Cry series in this HD collection for the PS4!


Rappler Game Night: 'Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom'

Apr 06, 2018 - 8:00 PM

A kingdom begs to be saved once again in this sequel to the 2013 JRPG classic


5 video games to watch out for this summer

Apr 04, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Looking to beat the summer heat with some cool new games to play? Here's a quick list of our video gaming picks for the summer months!

Brutal grace: Kratos grows up in 'God of War' return

Mar 19, 2018 - 11:05 PM

In this preview of what may be this year's biggest PS4 game, we explore how Kratos has grown as he faces a challenge bigger than killing Zeus: fatherhood

The 'God of War' PS4 Pro and the meanings behind the markings

Mar 14, 2018 - 2:35 PM

The limited edition PS4 Pro made especially for 'God of War' carries strange markings that have in-game ties

GOD OF WAR PS4. Those aren't just random drawings. The patterns on this limited edition PS4 Pro mirror those on the game's Leviathan axe, signifying several things.All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: What's inside the 'God of War' Collector's Edition set

Mar 14, 2018 - 1:25 PM

Here's what you'll find inside this P7,699 special set

KRATOS. Gaming's most brutal hero returns in God Of War for the PS4, coming April 20. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

'Monster Hunter: World' review: Something to sink your teeth into

Feb 12, 2018 - 11:37 AM

The newest entry in the popular monster-slaying series is not like the games of the series' past. Learn more in our review

Rappler Game Night: 'Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition'

Feb 11, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Fighting game caster Billy Añonuevo drops by to help Rappler Gaming League's 'Street Fighter V' noobs beat the game's arcade mode!

Rappler Game Night: 'Monster Hunter: World'

Feb 08, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The guys of Monster Hunter: World PH join the Rappler Gaming League to try and defeat the fearsome early-game beast Barroth!

WATCH: Defeating Shadow of the Colossus' first colossus

Jan 31, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Join us in our preview of this beautiful remake of a PS2 classic, launching on February 6

Rappler Game Night: 'Dragon Ball FighterZ'

Jan 27, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Check out the eye-popping action and beautiful animations in the latest Dragon Ball fighting game


Rappler Game Night: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session

Dec 12, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Gelo Gonzales and Victor Barreiro put their music skills to the test by drumming to the beat of some of their favorite anime soundtracks

Monster Hunter World gets beta date, Horizon: Zero Dawn collaboration

Oct 31, 2017 - 9:06 PM

The PS4 gets its Monster Hunter World beta on December 9! Players can also dress up in the game to look like Horizon: Zero Dawn protagonist Aloy as apart of a collaborative effort.

BETA INCOMING! The PS4 beta test for Monster Hunter World is slated for December! Image from Monster Hunter World website.

The new PS4 and PS VR games shown off ahead of Paris Games Week

Oct 31, 2017 - 12:07 AM

Here's a quick roundup of the new PS4 and PS VR titles shown off ahead of the main PlayStation show at Paris Games Week

PLAYSTATION IN PARIS. Screen shot from YouTube video

Sony announcing 7 new PS4, PS VR games at Paris Games Week

Oct 30, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Sony's pre-event livestream at 11:00 pm Manila time will feature 21 game updates, with 7 new titles meant for the PlayStation 4 and the PS VR

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS. Sony is set to announce 7 new PS4 and PS VR games. Image from https://blog.us.playstation.com

A month into 'Destiny 2': What the first 'Destiny' should've been

Oct 18, 2017 - 1:36 PM

'It’s been a month since I first started playing, and I don’t think I’ll be abandoning it anytime soon'

VILLAINOUS INTENT. The bad guy finally has a face


WATCH: PlayStation Play Everything Roadshow kicks off in PH

Oct 05, 2017 - 11:03 AM

The public event gives Filipino gamers a chance to get their hands on the PlayStation 4’s latest offerings

PSVR. A participant tries on the PlayStation's VR device at the PS Roadshow. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler

'Detroit: Become Human' hands-on: Negotiating with rogue androids

Aug 14, 2017 - 7:19 PM

We play out a hostage scenario from the upcoming sci fi title about androids gaining sentience and seeking freedom from human servitude

NEGOTIATION. An android negotiator tries to calm down a hostage-taker, himself an android-gone-rogue. Screenshot from PlayStation/YouTube


New 'Call of Duty' does away with health regen in campaign mode

Jul 04, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Suddenly as a player you cared about what you were doing you cared about not running and gunning in this fast and unrealistic way says Tolga Kart senior development director for Call of Duty: WWII

RETURN TO ROOTS. Call of Duty returns to World War II in newest installment. Developers Mike Mejia and Tolga Kart pose in front of a poster at E3 2017, June 2017. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

[E3 2017] Q&A: Sony chief on Crash Bandicoot, his favorite game, and VR

Jun 19, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Shuhei Yoshida – once the localization producer in Japan for the original Crash Bandicoot games – discusses the return of Crash and also talks about his love for Bloodborne and his thoughts on the future of PlayStation s virtual reality platform

YOSHIDA-SAN. As the head of Sony's Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida oversees all the Sony-owned game development studios, which includes Naughty Dog (Uncharted), Santa Monica Studio (God Of War), Polyphony Digital (Gran Turismo), and Guerrilla Games (Horizon: Zero Dawn, Killzone) to name some. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

'Monster Hunter World' heads to PS4, Xbox One, PC in 2018

Jun 13, 2017 - 12:06 PM

The game will feature a seamless open world and allow solo players to request help from gamers around the world via online drop in functionality

MONSTER HUNTER WORLD. The game is an open-world adventure for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Screen shot from livestream.

'Destiny 2' for PC coming October 24

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:46 AM

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Destiny 2 meanwhile are coming out on September 6

DESTINY 2'S GHAUL! The villain behind Destiny 2, Ghaul is shown for the first time in this E3 trailer. Screen shot from trailer.

IN PHOTOS: Tekken 7 fighters test their mettle at launch tourney

Jun 03, 2017 - 3:19 PM

Catch the action from the tournament here

WATCH: The 'Destiny 2' gameplay premiere

May 19, 2017 - 1:30 AM

Watch Bungie deliver their keynote speech and unveil the gameplay for one of the most awaited titles of 2017 Destiny 2


'Ghost Recon: Wildlands' review: A repetitive game that requires creativity

Mar 18, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Does Ghost Recon: Wildlands feed our reviewer s desire for a tactical shooter? Find out in this review of Ubisoft s latest title

PlayStation 4 system update 4.50 to launch on March 9

Mar 08, 2017 - 10:45 PM

The update is slated to bring external HDD support to the PS4 lineup as well as Boost Mode on PS4 Pro units among other new features

NEW UPDATE INCOMING. Are you excited for the additions they're bringing? Screen shot from Twitter video.

'Horizon: Zero Dawn' review: An exhilarating game unlike any other

Feb 25, 2017 - 4:00 AM

The PS4 exclusive is a unique masterpiece with its adrenaline charged combat jaw dropping world and fresh motivating character

WATCH: Making a real-life pie based on a videogame recipe

Feb 19, 2017 - 7:02 PM

PlayStation RPG Tales of Berseria features a cooking mini game We whip up one of the in game recipes in real life

QUICHE. The cooking mini-game takes off some of the edge from the game's heavy themes.

What to expect in Sony's upcoming PS4 Software Update 4.50

Feb 06, 2017 - 3:39 PM

The update – currently in beta testing – will bring external hard disk drive support for the console as well as a boost mode for the PS4 Pro

HDD SUPPORT. Sony's PlayStation software update 4.50 will allow users to extend the storage on the console. Image from Sony.

PS4 Pro: Things to consider before purchasing

Jan 14, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Weighing the pros and cons of Sony’s 4K console

Unboxing the PS VR

Dec 05, 2016 - 2:02 PM

We unbox Sony s new virtual reality device

Here are the games that will be optimized for the PS4 Pro when it launches

Nov 04, 2016 - 10:38 AM

Sony says 44 titles will take advantage of the console s enhanced processing prowess at launch