PS4 Pro ‘boost mode’ runs unpatched PS4 games more smoothly

UPDATE 3/2/17 8:45pm: Sony has confirmed boost mode and offered a statement about its capabilities. According to word received by , boost mode “lets PS4 Pro run at a higher GPU and CPU clock speed in order to improve gameplay on some PS4 games that were released before the launch of PS4 Pro. Games that have a variable frame rate may benefit from a higher frame rate, and load times may be shorter in some games too.”

UPDATE 3/2/17 7:52pm: Since publishing this story, the 4.5 system software update has started to roll out in volume to beta testers, and we can fully confirm that boost mode is indeed a real feature coming to PlayStation 4 Pro users. Digital Foundry will be putting this feature through its paces as soon as possible. In the meantime, here’s a look at the option as it appears on the English version of the firmware.

Original story: Sony has revealed , including long-awaited support for external hard drives, but if reports online are to be believed, it seems that the new firmware also adds ‘boost mode’ support to PlayStation 4 Pro, allowing non-patched standard PS4 games to tap into the power of the new hardware.

Nintendo Switch out 3rd March for £279.99

UPDATE: Nintendo has announced the UK price of the Switch, and it’s come in higher than a lot of people had hoped for.

Nintendo said the Switch costs £279.99 in the UK. Blame Brexit?

ORIGINAL STORY: The Nintendo Switch will be out on 3rd March in “major EU countries”, US, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and other territories, Nintendo announced at its reveal event this morning.

Sources: Microsoft and Platinum part ways on Scalebound, development ceased

UPDATE 09/01/2017 8.34pm: Microsoft has confirmed to Eurogamer that Scalebound has been cancelled.

Herein lies its official statement on the matter:

“After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound. We’re working hard to deliver an amazing lineup of games to our fans this year, including Halo Wars 2, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, Sea of Thieves and other great experiences. For more information on our 2017 plans, please visit: .”

Overwatch webcomic not released in Russia over gay character

UPDATE 21/12/2016 12.45am: Blizzard has clarified to Eurogamer that not releasing the webcomic in Russia was the company’s call.

“Blizzard decided not to publish in Russia to comply with Russian legislation,” a studio representative told Eurogamer.

When pressed for comment on why the company didn’t at least try to issue a Russian release, Blizzard told us “We preemptively decided not to publish given the climate in Russia and Legal feedback.”

Original six Mega Man games are coming to mobile next month

UPDATE 19/12/2016 8.08pm: Capcom has clarified that the upcoming Mega Man titles will not technically be the Legacy Collection, but will . No mention has been made of the bonuses though.

ORIGINAL STORY 19/12/2016 7.11pm: Mega Mans 1-6 will be coming to iOS and Android devices in January, Capcom has .

These oldschool titles were recently released as the Mega Man Legacy Collection, which launched in August 2015 on PS4, Xbox One and PC, before this past February.

New Pokémon were just added to Pokémon GO

UPDATE 12/12/2016 11.10pm: The new Baby Pokémon have been spotted too! Now you can collect Jigglypuff, Jynx, Magmar, Electabuzz, and Clefairy.

ORIGINAL STORY 12/12/2016 6.49pm:
Pokémon GO just received a new update adding more Pokémon to the augmented-reality creature collecting phenomenon.

Available now, Togepi, Pichu and other Pokémon from Pokémon Gold and Silver have arrived in Pokémon GO. Find them by spinning PokéStops to acquire eggs.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy stars Chloe

UPDATE 6.50pm: Sony has confirmed Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is a standalone game and will not need Uncharted 4 to play.

ORIGINAL STORY 6.10pm: Uncharted 4’s single-player DLC, The Lost Legacy, is a side-story starring Chloe, Drake’s ex-girlfriend from Uncharted 2.

The reveal from the PlayStation Experience shows a woman in a hijab, later revealed to be Chloe, sneaking through a warzone, full of soldiers guarding checkpoints and clearing out cadavers. It looks pretty grim for what’s typically a typically light-hearted series.

£180 for a 1TB PS4, Uncharted 4, Last of Us and DriveClub

UPDATE 1pm: GAME has relisted the bundle with the price of £289.99.

Eurogamer readers report being able to snap up the below bargain for £179.99 while it lasted – well done to those of you who got there in time.

ORIGINAL STORY 2.05pm: UK retailer GAME has listed a very, very good deal for a new 1TB PlayStation 4 and three games, all for £179.99.

Titanfall 2, Gears 4 price plunge at HMV on Black Friday

UPDATE 22/11/16 11.25am: You don’t need to wait until Black Friday (this Friday) for a deal on Titanfall 2 – at least not on PC. Amazon will sell you a personal computer copy for just £25 – a good chunk off of its RRP.

The offer is .

UPDATE 21/11/16 2.45pm: We’ve now heard from HMV that its Titanfall 2 offer is not quite yet live – but that it will be introducing gaming discounts on Friday – which is annual sales bonanza Black Friday.

Titanfall 2 price plunge headed to HMV on Black Friday

UPDATE 22/11/16 11.25am: You don’t need to wait until Black Friday (this Friday) for a deal on Titanfall 2 – at least not on PC. Amazon will sell you a personal computer copy for just £25 – a good chunk off of its RRP.

The offer is .

UPDATE 21/11/16 2.45pm: We’ve now heard from HMV that its Titanfall 2 offer is not quite yet live – but that it will be introducing gaming discounts on Friday – which is annual sales bonanza Black Friday.