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TodayFri, 18th Jan 2019

  • News Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid Morphs onto PS4 in April

    Bagsy the red one

    Following a recent leak, a new Power Rangers game has been announced, and it's heading to PS4. Called Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, the game appears to be a budget one-on-one fighter, featuring characters old and new from across the franchise's many iterations. It's developed by nWay, a studio known for its mobile titles...

    • nWay
    • PS4
    • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
    • Announcements
  • Hands On Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown in PSVR Passes with Flying Colours

    More please

    For some, a huge part of the appeal for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is its additional PlayStation VR mode. Much has been made of the VR content in Bandai Namco's aerial arcade action title, as the idea of dogfighting among the clouds sat in the virtual cockpit is a perfect fit. Luckily, Project Aces hasn't hastily slapped something...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • PSVR
    • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
    • Hands On
  • News Mortal Kombat 11 PS4 Beta Announced, Access Locked to Pre-Orders

    Fatality

    In addition to that predictably gory gameplay trailer, NetherRealm Studios' Mortal Kombat 11 stream also revealed some details regarding pre-orders. A special Kollector's Edition, which seems to be exclusive to GameStop in North America, is now available, including the premium version of the game, a steelbook case, an MK logo magnet, and a...

    • Warner Bros
    • PS4
    • Mortal Kombat
    • Betas
  • Guide Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown - Tips and Tricks for Beginners

    General hints for first time flyers

    Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is finally here, allowing both veteran players and total newcomers to soar through the clouds and blow up some bogeys. This is a series that's been around for quite some time -- despite the name, this is technically the seventeenth game, with the first dating back to 1995. The last few...

    • Ace Combat 7
    • AC7
    • Tips
    • Tricks
    • Beginners Guide
  • News First Mortal Kombat 11 Gameplay Is More Brutal and Cinematic Than Ever

    Bloody hell

    Here's your first look at Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay, courtesy of the title's big reveal event. The trailer confirms a number of returning characters, and it looks absolutely brutal. Obviously Mortal Kombat as a series is seeped in violence, but this next instalment seems to be taking it to the next level. Needless to say, if you're not a...

    • Warner Bros
    • NetherRealm Studios
    • PS4
    • Mortal Kombat
    • Trailers
  • News Bungie Pledges Long-Term Commitment to Destiny

    It must be destiny

    Following on from Bungie and Activision's separation, there's been a lot of speculation over the now independent developer and the future of Destiny. Would Bungie keep it all going, or would it gradually turn its gaze to something new? Well, going by the studio's latest statement, it sounds like it's prepared to stick to its guns...

    • Bungie
    • PS4
    • Destiny

YesterdayThu, 17th Jan 2019

  • Guide Best PS4 Local Multiplayer Games

    The cream of the PlayStation 4's offline multiplayer crop

    What are the best PS4 local multiplayer games? While many titles offer great online experiences, nothing quite beats local multiplayer together with friends and family in the same room. Finding the right game can quickly turn four best mates into mortal enemies, or turn the group into a...

    • Best PS4 Local Multiplayer Games
    • PS4
    • Local Multiplayer
    • Offline Multiplayer
    • Multiplayer
  • News Jump Force Open Beta Test Available for Pre-Load Now on PS4

    Download ahead of time

    Bandai Namco is holding an online beta for its manga mashup brawler, Jump Force, and it all gets started from tomorrow. However, if you want to ensure you're prepped and ready for when the beta kicks off, you'll want to download it as soon as possible. Fortunately, you're able to pre-load to your PS4 right now. If you head to...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Jump Force
    • Betas
  • News Days Gone Gets the Rockstar Trailer Treatment with Open World Overview

    You're not a tourist

    And just like that, the Days Gone marketing machine has snapped into life. Sony’s released the first of a series of Rockstar-esque overview trailers, with this initial instalment exploring the open world. The clip showcases the various districts you’ll encounter in the game, from dense forests to icy rivers and everything in...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Days Gone
  • News In-Depth ANTHEM Trailer Aims to Tell You Everything You Need to Know

    Part 1 of a new series

    Not quite clued up on ANTHEM? Well you're in luck, because the game's just dropped an in-depth new trailer that covers a number components present in the upcoming release. From the basics of the story to character progression, it's well worth a watch if you're undecided on whether BioWare's latest is for you. ANTHEM's due out...

    • EA
    • BioWare
    • PS4
    • ANTHEM
    • Trailers
  • News Days Gone PS4 Pre-Order Bonuses and Special Editions Detailed

    Extras, extras

    We haven't heard all that much about Days Gone since Game Informer's gameplay blowout, so it's about time Sony started talking about its upcoming PS4 exclusive. Not only have we been treated to a decent new trailer for the game, but Sony has gone through all the pre-order details

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Days Gone
  • News God of War Sweeps Official PlayStation Game of the Year Awards, as Voted by Fans

    Surprise!

    The Official PlayStation Blog has tallied up its Game of the Year 2018 votes and announced the winners. At this point it doesn't come as much of a surprise, but God of War took the top gong in almost every category that it was nominated for, including Best PS4 Game, Best PlayStation Exclusive, Best Performance, Best Soundtrack, Best Sound...

    • PlayStation
    • PS4
    • Game of the Year
    • 2018
  • News EA: 'We're Fully Committed to Making More Star Wars Games'

    Just not that open world one

    Yesterday, Kotaku reported that EA Vancouver's open world Star Wars title had been cancelled by the infamous publisher. Three sources claimed this to be true, and the project, codenamed Orca, has apparently been shelved in favour of something on a smaller scale. In response to these reports, EA has sent out a statement...

    • EA
    • PS4
    • Star Wars
    • Industry
  • News Sony's Manchester Studio Is Small But Highly Experienced

    Seemingly paired with London Studio

    Do you remember Manchester Studio – or North West Studio, as it was originally named? The British-based first-party developer was established years ago and immediately attached to PlayStation VR, but we haven’t heard a peep out of it since. Well, job digging from Upload VR reveals that the team is still very...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
  • News Media Molecule Extending Dreams PS4 Creator Beta to Meet Demand

    More invites being sent out too

    As we mentioned last week, the beta test for the create-anything PS4 exclusive Dreams hasn't quite been up to scratch -- well, in some ways, at least. A vast number of fans (including this humble scribe) have thus far failed to receive an invitation to the beta, and outside of a couple of live streams from M

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Dreams
    • Betas
  • News Trails of Cold Steel III Is Coming West on PS4 Later This Year

    The trio should be complete

    Trails of Cold Steel fans rejoice, for NIS America has confirmed that The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III will be coming to Western PlayStation 4s in the latter half of 2019. You can catch the announcement trailer above. If all goes to plan, this means that the first three Trails of Cold Steel games will be...

    • NIS America
    • Falcom
    • PS4
    • Trails of Cold Steel
    • Trailers
  • Review Smoke and Sacrifice - Dark and Rueful Survival RPG

    Captivating amid chaos

    Solar Sail Games steps forward with a new open-world action RPG called Smoke and Sacrifice. Dark and repentant but aesthetically pleasing, Smoke and Sacrifice is more than just a survival game. In fact, it’s a story about the unabridged love of a mother and her child. As bleak as it may be, this world captivates you like no...

    • Reviews
    • Curve Digital
    • PS4
    • Smoke and Sacrifice
  • Live Get Over Here for the Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Event

    It promises to be big

    You saw that headline coming, didn't you? Mortal Kombat 11 was announced at The Game Awards last year, and now we're just minutes away from the game's big reveal event. You can watch the whole thing via the stream that we've embedded above, which begins at 10:30 Pacific. That's 18:30 UK time, and 30 minutes from the publishing...

    • Warner Bros
    • NetherRealm Studios
    • PS4
    • Mortal Kombat
    • Live
  • News God Eater 3 Outlines the Controlled Chaos of Online Multiplayer

    Dinner time

    A new trailer for God Eater 3 is here to show off the game's online multiplayer. You can team up with either three other players or seven, depending on the type of mission, and computer controlled characters will jump in to make up the numbers if there aren't enough real people. We gave the multiplayer a shot in the recent playable...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • God Eater
    • Trailers

Wednesday16th Jan 2019

  • Guide All PSVR Aim Controller Compatible Games

    Which titles support Sony's new gun?

    Sony’s virtual reality solution PSVR already requires significant investment, but the PlayStation VR Aim Controller really is worth owning if you’re – ahem – aiming to get the most out of the headset. While the peripheral is only supported by a handful of games thus far, it really does add to the...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
    • PlayStation VR Aim Controller
    • Guides
  • News Shadow of the Tomb Raider Plots a Nightmare for Lara Croft

    Croft Manor turns creepy

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s extensive (and, some might argue, expensive) DLC schedule trots on with a nightmarish expansion fittingly named, well, The Nightmare. Due out on 22nd January, the DLC pack will challenge players to “explore Croft Manor in a harrowing trial unlike anything Lara has experience before”. We...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • News Sony Reportedly Sending Out Player Survey Emails Regarding the 'Future of PlayStation'

    Time for PS5?

    From time to time, Sony will email its consumers with surveys in order to gather information on a certain subject. In the past, we've seen questionnaires regarding the DualShock 4, PSN name changes, and PSVR -- it's something every company does to gauge how users are feeling about particular products or services. According to the...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • Surveys
  • Guide The Best PS4 External Hard Drive Upgrades

    HDDs to suit every budget

    While it's still very convenient to pick up PS4 games on a Blu-ray disc, if you are anything like us you'll have been tempted by the multitude of downloadable goodies which go on sale from time to time on the PlayStation Store. Don't even mention that PS Plus backlog, before long you'll have chewed through all the internal...

    • PS4
    • Hard Drives
    • Guides
  • News Guerrilla Games Speechless Over 'Masterful' Death Stranding Demo

    Kojima shows exclusive off

    Guerrilla Games and Kojima Productions have the best bromance in games, with the former famously lending veteran director Hideo Kojima and his team Horizon: Zero Dawn’s acclaimed Decima Engine for use in Death Stranding. It means that the companies have a water-tight relationship, and spend a lot of time visiting each...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Death Stranding
    • Kojima Productions
    • Guerrilla Games
  • News Assassin's Creed Odyssey Patch 1.13 Out Now on PS4

    Manual save crashing fixed

    A new update has launched for Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and you can go ahead and download now on PlayStation 4. Don't go expecting new quests and loads of other bits and pieces, though, as patch 1.13 has been deployed to fix one specific issue. We're not entirely sure how widespread the issue has been, but we've seen...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • Assassin's Creed
    • Patches
  • News Japanese Sales Charts: Tales of Vesperia Sells Best on PS4, But PlayStation Hardware Plummets

    Win some, lose some

    Only one new release made it into the latest Japanese sales charts, and that was Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition. The role-playing remaster sold best on PlayStation 4, moving around 42,000 copies as opposed to 27,000 on Nintendo Switch. An interesting wrinkle, given that reports suggest that the Switch version sold best...

    • Japan
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • PS4
    • Media Create
  • News Death Stranding Release Date Potentially Teased by Troy Baker Tweet

    Ten year challenge harbours secrets

    If you’ve been on Twitter or Instagram this past week, you’ll have seen this insufferable ten year challenge meme, where people post side-to-side pictures that are a decade apart. It’s become so popular that there have already been plenty of riffs on it, with veteran voice actor Troy Baker perhaps posting...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Death Stranding
    • Release Dates
  • News Ubisoft Apologises for Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC Ending as Fan Backlash Continues

    Says Episode 3 will tie it together

    The second episode for Assassin's Creed Odyssey: The Legacy of the First Blade dropped yesterday (at the time of writing), and within hours, the DLC had pissed off many a player. We won't go into all the details here for spoiler reasons, but be sure to check out our article on the matter if you want to know more...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • Assassin's Creed
    • DLC
  • Guide The Best PS4 External SSD Drives

    SSDs to suit every budget

    So you are a busy guy, you don't have time to change PS4 discs? Well you will definitely benefit from picking up a PS4 external hard drive, loading games from either your PS4's internal HDD or an external hard drive. But what if you want to take things to the next level? Transfer times faster than the speed of light? Games...

    • PS4
    • Hard Drives
    • SSD
    • Guides
  • News Resident Evil 2 Video Highlights Some Impressive Details in the PS4 Remake

    Zombies have never looked so good

    If you've played the Resident Evil 2 demo, then you probably already know how much effort Capcom has put into the upcoming remake. From blasting off zombie limbs to watching the undead trip and fall over one another, it's set to be an immensely detailed game. And YouTube user Crowbcat's new video highlights some of...

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Resident Evil
    • Videos
  • News PSVR Gets New Downloadable Demo Disc for 2019

    Try before you buy

    Demo discs don’t really exist anymore, but we still have fond memories of the compilations which came affixed to magazines and in new console boxes. Sony’s keeping the spirit alive with PSVR Demo Collection 3, a brand new selection of samplers which you can download for free from the European PlayStation Store right now. As...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
    • Demos
  • News EA Reportedly Cancels Open World Star Wars Game

    The force isn't strong

    Remember that supposed open world Star Wars game that was outed as EA shut down Visceral Games back in 2017? No? Maybe? Well it doesn't really matter either way, because Kotaku's reporting that the project has been cancelled. Apparently, this open world adventure started out as Visceral Games' linear Star Wars action title --...

    • EA
    • Star Wars
  • News PS Plus Members Get a Free Trial Weekend for PSVR Shooter Firewall Zero Hour

    Move, move, move

    Firewall Zero Hour is a well liked tactical shooter for PSVR, but somewhat suffers from a relatively low number of players. As with any online multiplayer FPS, it lives or dies on its player base, and with only a fraction of the PS4's audience also owning Sony's virtual reality head gear, it was always going to be an uphill battle...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PSVR
    • Firewall Zero Hour
  • News The Division 2 Private Beta Dated, Sign Ups Open Now

    Freedom fighters

    Ubisoft's slapped a date on the private beta for The Division 2. As is usually the case these days, you can to pre-order the game to gain access, but you can also try your luck and sign up for it through here. You can do this using a Ubisoft account or a PlayStation Network account. The private beta runs for four days, from the 7th...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • The Division
    • Betas
  • News Ace Combat 7 Devs Discuss Bringing the Series Into Virtual Reality with PSVR

    Reach for the sky

    On the brink of releasing Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown on PS4, Bandai Namco has posted yet another video on the fighter jet action game. The topic this time is the PlayStation VR support included in the new title which, for some, is the real draw. Flying a supersonic plane, shooting bogeys out of the sky, and performing sweet air...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • PSVR
    • Ace Combat
    • Videos
  • Review YIIK: A Postmodern RPG - Party Like It's 1999

    Let's all meet up in the year 2000

    The '90s. It was a wonderful time to be alive. An era before TOWIE, before PewDiePie, and before Ed Sheeran. Sheffield United were in the Premier League (briefly). We had it all. Pulp Fiction at the cinema, Oasis and Blur being horrible to each other every day, Curly Wurly's were like twice the size. It was...

    • Reviews
    • Ackk Studios
    • PS4
    • YIIK: A Postmodern RPG
  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Battle Royale Mode Blackout Getting Free Trial Period on PS4

    Play Blackout for free from tomorrow

    Arguably, the biggest selling point for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is its take on the Battle Royale formula, Blackout. This last man standing multiplayer mode merges the shrinking play field and high player count made popular by PUBG and Fortnite with the tight shooting and refined gameplay of Call of Duty, and...

    • Activision
    • PS4
    • Call of Duty
  • News A Dragon Ball Action RPG Is In Development

    Outta nowhere

    And just like that, Bandai Namco has revealed that a Dragon Ball action role-playing game is in development. The news comes via a single tweet, so there isn't much that we can do to flesh out this article. But hey, consider us interested. The mad thing is that with its rather pointless livestream last week, which was watched by more...

    • Bandai Namco
    • Dragon Ball
  • News Learn More About the Combat of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in New Gameplay Video

    Hack and slash

    We've been seeing and hearing a fair amount about Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice recently thanks to Game Informer's coverage, and it looks to be shaping up nicely. Perhaps the most obvious place to start when talking about the differences between this game and FromSoftware's older titles is the combat, which we know will feature some...

    • Activision
    • PS4
    • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    • Videos
  • News The Elder Scrolls Online Is Going to Elsweyr with Its Next Expansion, Necromancer Class Confirmed

    M'aiq ain't lying

    The Elder Scrolls Online is getting another region-based expansion this summer. Following on from Morrowind in 2017 and Summerset in 2018, 2019 will be the year of Elsweyr, the Khajiit's homeland. You can catch the expansion's rather good cinematic trailer above. The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr launches on the 4th June, so...

    • Bethesda
    • PS4
    • The Elder Scrolls
    • DLC
    • Release Dates
  • News A Warrior from Universe 11 Teased for Dragon Ball FighterZ

    We know who we're betting on

    Well, a second season of DLC characters for Dragon Ball FighterZ seems nailed on now. It was already pretty much confirmed by the game's producer during a livestream, and now, Bandai Namco is teasing the next additional character coming to the super stylish fighter. "More news coming to Dragon Ball Fighter Z! The...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Dragon Ball
    • DLC
  • News Hitman Developer IO Interactive Opening New Studio in Malmö

    Zlatan approves

    Hitman 2 may not have set cash registers on fire, but Danish developer IO Interactive is expanding to Sweden with a new studio. Based in Malmö – the birthplace of LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic – the fresh team will “strengthen IO Interactive’s commitment to deliver exceptional content to the Hitman franchise,...

    • IO Interactive
    • Business
    • Industry
  • News Release Date for Political Thriller The Occupation Pushed Back to March

    Hopefully the last delay

    We've been rather looking forward to White Paper Games' narrative adventure game, The Occupation, for quite some time now. Initially slated for an October 2018 release, the intriguing title was delayed to 5th February 2019 in order to apply some more polish. Now, the studio has had to push back the release date once again,...

    • White Paper Games
    • PS4
    • The Occupation
    • Delays
  • News Cross-Platform Co-Op Stars in PSVR Sequel Dick Wilde 2

    Buddy up with PC players

    Dick Wilde was a pretty harmless PlayStation VR shooter, perhaps notable for featuring PSVR Aim Controller support during the peripheral’s early days. Playstack has now announced that a sequel is on the way, and it’ll feature cross-platform co-op across the PlayStation 4 and PC, as the titular red neck and his pair of...

    • Playstack
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
    • Dick Wilde
    • Announcements
  • News Wandersong Belts Out a PS4 Release on 22nd January

    Music to our ears

    If you've not heard about Wandersong, it's a cutesy platformer about a travelling bard who can use his singing to help him on his journey. It released on other platforms towards the end of 2018, where it received pretty unanimous praise. Fast forward to today, and the game is all set to release for PS4 on 22nd January 2019. As you...

    • Humble Bundle
    • PS4
    • Wandersong
    • Announcements
    • Trailers

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