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  • News GT Sport's Free Updates Will Continue, More Cars Teased

    No intention of stopping

    Gran Turismo Sport is an example of a service game done right, as the title has ballooned since launching a few years back. Polyphony Digital has released monthly updates for the simulation racer, and it’s evolved into an enormous package as a result. The good news is that the Japanese developer has no intention of...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Gran Turismo
  • News Persona 5: The Royal Revealed for PS4, Teaser Shows a New Female Character

    Atlus says it's an RPG

    Well, we now know what Persona 5 R is. Kind of. Its full title is Persona 5: The Royal, and the game's brief teaser trailer shows a new female character. But guess what? Atlus says more information is coming next month, on the 24th April. Trolled again! So... What is Persona 5: The Royal? Well, the official Japanese website...

    • Atlus
    • PS4
    • Persona
    • Trailers
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 264

    Dunk da funk

    The gaming gods have blessed us with another gift in the form of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice this week, and so we suspect that’s what a lot of you will be enjoying this weekend. It’s been a pretty packed start to the year, though, with Devil May Cry 4 and Resident Evil 2 to name but two. So what’s keeping your thumbs in motion at...

    • Talking Point
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • Vita
    • What Are You Playing
  • Hands On Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Is a Harsh and Fascinating New World to Conquer

    First impressions of From Software's latest

    Whether or not you've played From Software's previous action titles before, you're not prepared for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Fans of the studio will have to ditch all their Dark Souls habits, as this game plays by its own rules. It's certainly in the same wheelhouse, but Sekiro is a bold and distinct...

    • Activision
    • PS4
    • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    • Hands On
    • Features
  • News Mortal Kombat 11's First DLC Fighter Honours the 1995 Movie

    Number-Shang

    Mortal Kombat’s always been off the rails, but the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 appears to be pointing a middle finger at… Well, everything really. The title’s first DLC fighter, legendary kombatant Shang Tsung, will be voiced by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa – who (in)famously played the character in Paul W. S. Anderson's legendary 1995...

    • Warner Bros
    • PS4
    • Mortal Kombat
    • Trailers
  • Talking Point What Free April 2019 PS Plus Games Do You Want?

    When will April 2019's PlayStation Plus lineup be revealed?

    What’s the April 2019 PlayStation Plus lineup? And when will the April 2019 PS Plus lineup be revealed? We now know that the immediate future of the PS+ service involves two PlayStation 4 games per month, but if they’re as good as March 2019’s offering, then we doubt there’ll be too...

    • PS Plus
    • PlayStation Plus
    • April 2019
    • PS4
    • Sony
  • News Sony to Stop Selling Full Game Digital Download Codes at Retail

    PSN credit going no where, though

    Sony will pull full game digital download codes from retail beginning 1st April, a leaked GameStop memo has revealed. This means that you’ll no longer be able to purchase the digital versions of full games from brick and mortar stores, although shops will continue to sell PlayStation Network credit in various...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Industry
    • USA
  • Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - Which Skills Should You Get First?

    What to spend your Skill Points on first

    As you progress through Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, you'll unlock various skill trees focusing on different aspects of your character, Wolf. In these first few hours, it might be difficult to choose where to spend your precious Skill Points, especially as more trees open up to you as you continue through the...

    • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    • Sekiro
    • PS4
    • Skills
    • Skill Points
  • Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Upgrade Health, Posture, Attack, and Skills

    Building a better shinobi

    How do you increase your health, attack power, and unlock skills in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? The game ditches the RPG elements found in Dark Souls and Bloodborne, but that doesn't mean there aren't ways to improve your character. In fact, there are loads of opportunities to upgrade certain aspects of the One-Armed Wolf...

    • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    • Sekiro
    • PS4
    • Upgrades
    • Guides
  • Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Kill Lady Butterfly

    How to beat the Hirata Estate boss

    How do you kill Lady Butterfly in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? She's one of the first major boss fights you're likely to have in Sekiro, and she's a devilishly fast and tricky opponent. You'll encounter her at the very end of the Hirata Estate area, behind a locked door. Below, we'll give you some pointers and advice...

    • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    • Sekiro
    • PS4
    • Lady Butterfly
    • Boss
  • Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Kill Gyoubu Oniwa

    How to beat the horse riding boss

    How do you kill Gyoubu the Demon in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? Gyoubu Oniwa is quite an iconic boss battle in Sekiro, as he rides around on an armoured horse in an enormous arena in Ashina Outskirts. As you enter the area, he'll make his presence known immediately, riding in and loudly announcing himself. He can be...

    • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    • Sekiro
    • Gyoubu Oniwa
    • Boss
    • Guides

Friday22nd Mar 2019

  • Guide Mortal Kombat 11 - All Confirmed Characters

    Every MK 11 fighter revealed so far

    Which characters have been confirmed for Mortal Kombat 11? Warner Bros has granted NetherRealm Studios another eye-watering budget to make the latest MK game its goriest yet, and with high-profile celebrities like Ronda Rousey attached to the project, you can expect this brawler to be one of the best-selling...

    • Mortal Kombat 11
    • Characters
    • PS4
    • Guides
    • Features
  • News The Mysterious Persona 5 R Will Probably Be Revealed This Weekend

    Get up, get out there

    Just what is Persona 5 R? All we know right now is that it's a PlayStation 4 game and that it was announced in December last year, but we're about to learn a lot more. Potentially, anyway. Persona 5 the Animation: Stars and Ours is airing on Japanese TV this weekend, and following the show, Persona 5 R news is going to be...

    • Atlus
    • PS4
    • Persona
  • News Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition Announcement Is Inevitable Following ESRB Rating

    T-minus six days to announcement

    Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition is almost definitely a thing coming to PS4 later this year, if a new ESRB rating is anything to go by. It joins the rating spotted on the Taiwan board back in January, meaning an announcement is almost inevitable at this point. Conveniently, Gearbox is set to hold a panel at PAX...

    • Gearbox
    • PS4
    • Borderlands
  • Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - Tips and Tricks for Beginners

    Become a master shinobi

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is finally here, and it provides a very stern challenge -- even for those that have played previous From Software games. Set in a fantastical version of Sengoku era Japan, you'll need to master all the game's systems and features if you're to take down the many foes that stand in your path. In this...

    • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    • Sekiro
    • Tips
    • Tricks
    • Beginners Guide
  • Feature Sony's State of Play Livestream - What PS4 Announcements to Expect

    Direct in your veins

    Sony is finally taking a page out of Nintendo’s book and broadcasting its own Direct-esque livestream series named State of Play. The first instalment – which will air from 14:00 PT on Monday, 25th March – promises “updates and announcements from the world of PlayStation”. But what should you realistically expect...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • State of Play
    • Features
  • News There's a Moody Sekiro Dynamic Theme Free to Download on PS4

    Lone wolf

    Getting stuck into Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice this weekend? Well, you may want to heighten the excitement with the game's dynamic PlayStation 4 theme, which is available to download right now from the PlayStation Store for free. The theme's pretty cool -- it's got some nice artwork of the title's main character, as well as its own backing...

    • From Software
    • PS4
    • Sekiro
    • Themes
    • Free
  • News Sony Reveals State of Play, a Series of Live Broadcasts Covering PS4 Announcements

    It begins

    No E3? No problem! We've been wondering for a while what Sony will do this year since it's not at the Los Angeles expo, and here's your answer. As many predicted, the Japanese giant will be hosting a series of live broadcasts, the first of which is only a few days away, on the 25th March. It begins at 14:00 Pacific, so that's 21:00 UK...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • State of Play
  • News Sony's Spending a Fortune on MLB The Show 19 Commercials This Season

    Ballin'

    Sony’s released more MLB The Show 19 trailers on its YouTube channel this month than we’ve eaten custard creams. The company’s really pushing this season’s game hard, which makes sense considering it’s a very consistent seller in the United States. In fact, it’s blowing so much marketing budget that it’s released multiple...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • MLB The Show
    • Trailers
  • News Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Takes a Firm Political Stance, LGBT & Mental Illness Representation

    The more the better

    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 was only just announced overnight, but the team over at Paradox Interactive is already going deep in interviews on what sort of themes we should expect to crop up in its storytelling. During the time that press got hands on with a demo and during interviews, it appears that the title is set...

    • Paradox Interactive
    • PS4
    • Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
  • Guide What Time Does Sony's State of Play Livestream Start?

    When is Sony's State of Play?

    What time does Sony's State of Play livestream start? Where can you watch the PlayStation Direct-esque broadcast? And what games will be shown during the inaugural event? We’re about to embark on a new era for PlayStation announcements, so you’ll no doubt want to ensure that you’re perched in front of your...

    • State of Play
    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Times
    • Guides
  • News Devil May Cry 5 Sales Already Top 2 Million

    Apocalyptic

    Devil May Cry 5 has sold over 2 million copies since its launch two weeks ago, on the 8th March. That's according to Capcom, with the company revealing the number during a GDC 2019 presentation. Certainly not Dismal, but it ain't quite Smokin' Sexy Style, either. Still, Devil May Cry isn't necessarily going to appeal to your broader...

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Devil May Cry
    • Sales
  • News Battlefield V Extends Its Content Roadmap to the End of 2019

    Two more chapters detailed

    Battlefield V's battle royale mode, Firestorm, is only a couple of days away from launching, but that hasn't stopped DICE from detailing what to expect from the World War 2 shooter for the rest of 2019. Two more chapters are planned for the rest of the year, bringing with them new maps and modes. Starting in June, Chapter...

    • EA Games
    • PS4
    • Battlefield
    • Updates
  • News Overland Is a Post-Apocalyptic Road Trip Across the US, Coming to PS4 in Late 2019

    Always rescue the dog

    Now this one looks really, really cool. Overland is the latest game from Nights in the Woods publisher Finji, and its a premise that's interesting to say the very least. "Take care of a group of travelers on a post-apocalyptic road-trip across the United States in this turn-based survival game." Slated for a release on PS4...

    • Finji
    • PS4
    • Overland
    • Announcements
  • News Judgment Will Not Be Delayed on PS4 in the West Following Actor Allegations

    Phew

    Here's some good news to kick the weekend off: Judgment won't be delayed here in the West! Hurrah! There were growing fears that the game's release date would be pushed back following drug use allegations aimed at one of the title's Japanese actors. It's an issue that's dealt with very seriously in Japan, to the point where Judgment has been...

    • SEGA
    • PS4
    • Judgment
    • Release Dates
  • News Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Announced for PS4, Coming Q1 2020

    A direct sequel to the 2004 original

    After the circling of numerous rumours, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 has finally been officially announced at a GDC keynote. It's coming to PS4 in the early months of 2020, and you can get a taste of the action on offer in the announcement trailer above. Confirmed to be a direct sequel to the 2004...

    • Paradox Interactive
    • PS4
    • Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
    • Announcements
  • Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Combat - Posture, Deflections, Shinobi Prosthetic, and Stealth

    How to fight like a ninja

    If there's one thing to know about Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, it's that the combat is hard. Like, really hard. Treating this like a Dark Souls game will quickly get you killed -- this is a whole new set of skills to master. In this guide, we'll be going through the basics of combat in Sekiro so that you can better...

    • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    • Sekiro
    • PS4
    • Combat
    • Guides
  • News AI: The Somnium Files Solves the Case on PS4 in July

    A case of the merry-go-round

    There has been a bit of an avalanche of release dates over the past couple of days, hasn't there? AI: The Somnium Files, the latest title from Zero Escape director Kotaro Uchikoshi, adds itself to the list with a worldwide launch date of 25th July. To celebrate the occasion, a new trailer has been released that includes...

    • Spike Chunsoft
    • PS4
    • AI: The Somnium Files
    • Release Dates
  • News Brawlhalla Adds Hellboy Characters in April

    Hell yeah

    Free-to-play fighting game Brawlhalla will help to promote Lionsgate’s upcoming Hellboy movie with the addition of several new characters from the comic book adaptation. The eponymous anti-hero will be joined by Nimue, Gruagach, and Ben Daimio in April. There’s no other information in the press release, aside from the fact that the...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • Brawlhalla
    • Hellboy

Thursday21st Mar 2019

  • News Cyberpunk 2077 and Another AAA RPG Still Set to Release Before 2021, Says CD Projekt Red

    The mystery project returns

    Remember a while back when CD Projekt Red kind of baffled everyone by saying that it aims to release two 'AAA' role-playing games by 2021? One of them is obviously Cyberpunk 2077, but what the heck could the other be? We still don't know, but the developer has reiterated that it is indeed sticking to this road map. This...

    • CD Projekt Red
    • PS4
    • Cyberpunk
  • Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice FAQ - Everything You Need to Know

    All your questions answered

    The latest game from, er, From Software is Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and it's looking like another excellent, hardcore adventure. The action title ditches many of the RPG trappings found in the studio's previous games, but that's not to say it'll be any easier. Sekiro looks to be a typically challenging game in its own...

    • Activision
    • PS4
    • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    • FAQ
    • Guides
  • News Days Gone Looks Like Another Achievable PS4 Platinum Trophy

    Saddle up

    Sony has mastered the art of excellent Trophy design in recent years, with Horizon: Zero Dawn, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and God of War all serving up entertaining Platinums. And it looks like the upcoming Days Gone will be no different, with its list of leaked trinkets looking achievable – without being obnoxious like some games. Posted...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Days Gone
    • Trophies
  • News Ex-PlayStation Executive: Google Stadia Starts Inevitable Shift Away from Consoles

    Phil Harrison believes the end is near

    There was some speculation prior to Google Stadia’s announcement this week that the tech giant was preparing a console that would compete directly with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. As it happens, it revealed a product potentially more threatening: a cloud-based service running on top of YouTube, which will...

    • Google
    • Stadia
    • Industry
    • Phil Harrison
  • Guide Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Test - Dates, Times, Characters

    How to get an MK11 closed beta test code

    Mortal Kombat 11’s closed beta test will fight its way to the PlayStation 4 later this month, but how do you get an MK11 beta code? And what time will the Mortal Kombat 11 closed beta test start and end? We have answers, and a full list of which characters you can expect to play as. Mortal Kombat 11...

    • Warner Bros
    • PS4
    • Mortal Kombat
    • Betas
    • Guides
  • Round Up Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice PS4 Reviews - Another From Software Classic?

    The scores are in

    The first round of reviews for From Software's Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice are here, and it looks like we have another top-tier action game on our hands. The title is a bit of a departure from the studio's last few games, but it seems the posture-based combat, increased mobility, and heavier focus on story and characters has...

    • Activision
    • PS4
    • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    • Round Up
    • Features
  • Poll Do You Think Google Stadia and Streaming Are the Future of Video Games?

    Check that connection

    Is streaming the future of video games? Google certainly wants you to think so. Earlier this week, the company revealed its plans for Stadia, a streaming platform that, in theory, allows for the instantaneous streaming of big, AAA, modern video games through any device supported by Google. On paper it's an impressive concept...

    • Google
    • Stadia
    • Sony
    • PlayStation
    • Industry
  • News Stranger Things 3: The Game Will Turn PS4 Upside Down on 4th July

    Dustin time for the new season

    Among everything else that's caused a stir on the internet this week, Netflix released a new trailer for the upcoming third season of its popular original series, Stranger Things. It's due to start on 4th July, but that's not all -- Stranger Things 3: The Game is also releasing on the same day. Announced during...

    • Netflix
    • PS4
    • Stranger Things
    • Release Dates
    • Trailers
  • News Square Enix Documentary Goes In-Depth on the Best Final Fantasy Game (That's IX, FYI)

    Do, do do do dooooo

    Ah, Final Fantasy IX. Objectively the best Final Fantasy game ever made, it's a PSone classic. At the time of its original release, it went against the trends that Square Soft itself had set. Instead of following in the footsteps of Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy IX ditched the series' most recent sci-fi...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • PSone
    • Final Fantasy
    • Videos
  • News February 2019 NPD: ANTHEM Lands BioWare's Second Highest US Launch

    Singing from the right hymn sheet

    ANTHEM hasn’t been a complete and utter failure – well, assuming you ignore virtually everything to do with the game itself. The title topped the February 2019 NPD charts in the United States, registering the second highest launch for a BioWare title of all time. It’s only outpaced by Mass Effect 3, which you...

    • USA
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • PS4
    • PS3
  • News Control PS4 Release Date Confirmed for August 2019

    Supernatural summer

    Previously marked down for release in summer of this year, Remedy Entertainment has narrowed down the release date for its upcoming action adventure title, Control. After a leak from the Microsoft Store website seemingly revealed the date early, the developer has now confirmed when you'll be joining Jesse in The Oldest House...

    • 505 Games
    • PS4
    • Control
    • Release Dates
  • News The Terrible Tennis World Tour Repackaged for Roland-Garros

    You cannot be serious?

    Remember when Tennis World Tour launched last year on the PlayStation 4 in a state worse than Andy Murray’s hip? Well, it seems that developer Breakpoint Games has more nerve than Nick Kyrgios when he’s insulting opponents’ girlfriends, as it’s repackaging the entire game for Roland-Garros. Due out in May, this

    • Bigben Interactive
    • PS4
    • Tennis World Tour
    • Announcements
  • News Get a Taste of Battle Royale in Battlefield V with Firestorm Gameplay Video

    And it burns, burns, burns

    Firestorm, the new battle royale mode coming to Battlefield V, has already been shown off with a trailer, and it's looking pretty good. The mode is due in just a few days on 25th March, and EA has just released a new video that goes into a bit more depth. The huge map contains various weapons of differing rarity, as well...

    • EA
    • PS4
    • Battlefield
    • Updates
  • News Life Is Strange 2 Is Being Drawn Out All the Way to December 2019

    Are you cereal?

    Life Is Strange 2 is a bit of an odd one, isn't it? It's episodic like its the first game, but unlike its predecessor, the gaps between each episode are gigantic. The first chapter released in September 2018, and it was four months later when we eventually got Episode 2. Unfortunately, that trend is set to continue throughout the...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Life Is Strange
    • Release Dates
  • News Oceanic Shooter Swimsanity! Plunges the Depths of PS4 This Summer

    Kitty got wet

    Decoy Games’ underwater-themed multiplayer shooter Swimsanity! will plunge the depths of the PlayStation 4 this summer, so you may want to start holding your breath. No, not literally – that was just a joke. Anyway, the oceanic adventure – which features online and local co-op and versus modes – sees you battling against...

    • Decoy Games
    • PS4
    • Swimsanity
    • Announcements

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