Here's what you need to know for Thursday, Nov. 14

PlayStation 4: The Review

Next-gen has arrived. The PlayStation 4 is Sony's best console to date in terms of its looks, controller and much more, but its focus on gaming, and only gaming, is seriously hindered by its lack of compelling launch titles.

Resogun review: major laser

Reviewer Chris Plante calls Resogun a "collision of 1980s shooters, 1990s bullet-hells and 2010s aesthetic. It's as simple or difficult as you want it to be. Sure, it borrows great ideas quite liberally. But Resogun's best idea is smashing them all together into a singular, spectacular laser light show."

Knack review: piece by piece

Knack might be a short title, with strong core concepts, but it's held back by too much tedium. Deputy reviews editor Phil Kollar says that the game's "moments of payoff come too infrequently to make plodding through another three dozen frustrating enemies any less tedious."

Killzone: Shadow Fall review: stalemate

Killzone: Shadow Fall retreads too many shooter cliches to succeed. According to reviewer Arthur Gies, the "absence of meaningful evolution might be Killzone: Shadow Fall's biggest sin ... In a launch lineup crowded with shooters, Killzone: Shadow Fall sits at the bottom."

Contrast review: black and white

Although reviewer Chris Plante found the game to be beautiful, funny and even a little profound in parts, Contrast is "confusing and difficult to look at. Contrast is rushed, messy, and, just like that, it's done."

Zelda details, 3DS release dates and more from today's Nintendo Direct

Nintendo announced new DLC for Pikmin 3, as well as release dates for Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy and Bravely Default. The Nintendo 3DS will also receive a system update and new features.

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