Time of death: 8.02am BST.
This morning, a couple of minutes later than expected, PlayStation Home was taken offline - for good. Time of death: 8.02am BST.
Our Ian Higton joined a pocket of virtual world's community for the occasion and said the mood was "quite cheery". Some people had hoped it was all an April Fool's joke, he said, while others were angry that they had spent real money in Home on things now lost forever.
No special events marked the closure, which was announced last September. "Nothing special at all!" Higton said. "In the last few days some of the older spaces and items had been made available to download for free but that's about it. No special gatherings or parties.
"On my server people just congregated on the beach and mingled until the switch was flipped. As anticlimactic in death as it was in life."
Grip Games’ expanded edition brings with it a new story and game mode
Hi everybody. It’s Jakub from Grip Games. A few months ago, our friends at Toxic Games announced that their brain-twisting first-person puzzler Q.U.B.E. is heading to the PS3 and PS4. Since then, we have taken over development and publishing duties from them, so that Toxic Games can focus on their future projects while we will bring you the best version of Q.U.B.E yet – the Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut.
Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut is a first-person puzzle game. You wake up inside a mysterious white cube and you will have to solve dozens of physics-based puzzles and platforming challenges, using a pair of hi-tech gloves that can manipulate some parts of the environment to get out.
What’s new and really cool about the Director’s Cut version is the story. It’s like the story itself is a puzzle you have to figure out inside your own head. It’s hard to explain – I don’t want to spoil it! The new story was created by veteran writer Rob Yescombe. He’s written for games like The Division, Alien: Isolation, Rime and the Crysis franchise.
The second major addition is a time-trial game mode, called Against the Qlock, where the game pits you against the clock. Combining precision, logic and quick reactions...