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I only bought the PS4 Pro because Sony told me to. Sure, I knew what 4K was, and I could spell HDR, but that was about it. My TV at the time was still merely “full” HD (a descriptor I’d since learn to be a vicious lie) and I always figured 30fps was about the best a console scrub could hope for.

So what exactly was the PS4 Pro for then? It wasn’t clear. It’s what was next. So I bought it.


Sometimes I wish I'd grown up with home consoles from Nintendo, SEGA or the PlayStation than the PCs and litany of abandonware I spent my youth exploring. It's not that the PC didn't have plenty of icons or wonderful games of its own, of course. But not having grown up with so many of the icons and heroes strewn across the early Nintendo/Xbox/PS1/PS2 eras makes me feel like I missed out on something.

It's that something I'm reminded of when I saw the latest Ratchet & Clank trailer — something that I'll be able to plug directly into.


Cosplayers lead dramatic lives. Ratchet (of Ratchet and Clank fame) cosplayer and Kotaku reader division-ten told me how she encountered the official PSX Ratchet cosplayer, and they had an intense staredown. "They waited for me to put on my mask," she said. Evidently, though, the encounter ended peacefully.


Here's Insomniac with a very promising look at the next Ratchet & Clank game, subtitled Into The Nexus. Some of this stuff — in particular the Nightmare Box — looks awfully interesting.


Gamers of a certain vintage (likely older than 30) will recall The Goonies, a 1985 film that taught everyone that obnoxious suburban mcmansion growth can be stopped if you believe in yourself and have access to pirate treasure. In a podcast at ButtonMasher, Insomniac's Brian Allgier completely proffers Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty will feature Goonies-style "Pirate Puzzles," and it sounds like one is taken from the scene where (God I love it that I get to type this) Andy plays the bone organ.


Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty will be hitting PSN pretty soon. By now, you're all familiar with the details since its E3 announcement. A short but sweet extended expansion for Tools of Destruction for a low, low price of $US 15. I got a demo of it today, and while it's a PSN-only download game, don't expect the graphics to take a hit, in fact, expect to see some improvements.

It's a wonder how Insomniac finds the time to make Resistance 2 and sprinkle on a little Ratchet and Clank in the same year. But they did, and boy you really have to hand it to them. Sure Quest for Booty is a short game, around 4 to 5 hours, but it still looks as good as any other game out there. It uses the same engine as Tools of Destruction, which Insomniac knows like the back of their hand, and that allowed the team to add some new lighting and environmental effects for new areas of the game.


I am always glad to hear another Ratchet and Clank is coming down the pike. I loved Size Matters and still think it's one of the best looking games on the PSP. Hopefully, this one can live up to it.

This time around, Clank gets the titular role as he sets out to rescue his good friend Ratchet from his fate in prison. What did Ratchet do to land in such hot water? Watch and find out! Make the jump for a little bit of gameplay as well.

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