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Guide: Where to Find All Estus Shards in Dark Souls III on PS4

Where to Find All Estus Shards in Dark Souls III on PS4

Locations for all Estus Flask upgrades

If you're coming from Bloodborne, then Dark Souls III's limited use Estus Flask may be proving something of a wake-up call. Fortunately, you can upgrade the number of uses that your magical Thermos has by collecting Estus Shards and presenting them to Andre the Blacksmith. There are eleven Estus Shards in the...

Guide: Which Character Class Should You Select in Dark Souls III on PS4?

Which Character Class Should You Select in Dark Souls III on PS4?

Also, what do the attributes do and which Burial Gift should you pick?

While plenty of punishment awaits you in Dark Souls III on the PlayStation 4, the first hurdle that you'll need to straddle is the creation of your character. In addition to determining the looks of your hero, you'll also need to select a class from the list of ten available...

Guide: How to Check if PSN's Down on Your PS4

How to Check if PSN's Down on Your PS4

Offline and out

In news that has us positively panicking about our traffic stats, Sony has added a tool to the PlayStation 4 that allows you to check whether the PlayStation Network is down or not. All you need to do to use it is go to the console's 'Settings' page, select 'Network', and click on 'View Status of PlayStation Network Services'...

Guide: How to Appear Offline on PS4

How to Appear Offline on PS4

Do not disturb

There's no doubt that the PlayStation 4 is an extremely social system, but sometimes we all crave a little alone time. Fortunately, with firmware update v3.50, Sony has introduced the ability to appear offline. But how do you change your status? Well, it's quite simple really. 1. Navigate to your PS4 profile From the PS4's main...

Guide: How to Use PS4 Remote Play on Your PC, Mac

How to Use PS4 Remote Play on Your PC, Mac

Never stop playing

Remote Play, the nifty PlayStation 4 feature that allows you to stream your games wherever you go, has now been extended to the PC and Mac. This means that, in addition to the PlayStation Vita, you'll be able to play all of your games on a laptop or a MacBook – as long as you have a DualShock 4 controller and a USB charging...

Guide: SMITE PS4 Hints and Tips for Beginner Gods

SMITE PS4 Hints and Tips for Beginner Gods

SMITE up your life

MOBAs (Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas) have had a massive impact on the PC gaming landscape as they collectively rode the growing wave of game streaming to become one of the industry's biggest genres. It's strange, then, that this multiplayer juggernaut has largely bypassed PlayStation consoles and it's only with the recent...

Guide: How to Build the Best Robot Buddies in Fallout 4: Automatron

How to Build the Best Robot Buddies in Fallout 4: Automatron

Death machine

Building your own robotic companion is a big part of Fallout 4: Automatron. Not far into the add-on, you'll get the ability to craft mechanical allies, and at first, the process can seem a bit daunting. With so many mods and parts to make use of, diving head-first into your new profession as a post-apocalyptic engineer can be...

Guide: How to Access Fallout 4's Automatron Add-On

How to Access Fallout 4's Automatron Add-On

Robot wars

Automatron, the first expansion pack for Fallout 4, is out now, and if you're reading this article, you may be pondering how to play it. Well, to start, we're assuming that you've bought it: the content can be acquired from the PlayStation Store as part of the game's Season Pass or as a standalone purchase. Either way, you'll need to...

Guide: Will Sony's PlayStation VR Press Event at GDC 2016 Be Livestreamed?

Will Sony's PlayStation VR Press Event at GDC 2016 Be Livestreamed?

Plus, what time does it start and what should you expect?

Sony's holding a PlayStation VR press event in San Francisco today – though you may be forgiven for not being in the know. Unlike the platform holder's usual presentations, this one actually leaked via IGN. But will the event get a livestream? What time should you be keeping an eye out...

Guide: The Division PS4 - Skills, Talents, Stats, and Perks Explained

The Division PS4 - Skills, Talents, Stats, and Perks Explained

Understand the shooter's many systems

Getting to grips with The Division takes more mental fortitude than a medical professional performing brain surgery. For all of the advantages so very obviously present in Ubisoft's post-pandemic role-playing release, the early hours of the game can be mind numbing, as developer Massive unloads intel like it's...

Guide: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Hints and Tips for a Future Hokage

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Hints and Tips for a Future Hokage

Common sensei

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 isn't your traditional fighting game, but that fact in itself means that there are plenty of nuances to discover and master on your way to becoming an unstoppable shinobi. With this hopefully handy hints and tips guide, we're aiming to give anyone new to the series a head start, while perhaps...

Guide: How to Solve the Puzzles in The Witness

How to Solve the Puzzles in The Witness

Without spoilers

Are you struggling with a puzzle on The Witness? It's alright! We've been stumped many a time, too, but because we've already been through the pain, we're willing to offer a helping hand. The real beauty of this game is finding the solutions for yourself, of course, so rather than reveal every answer for you, we've instead...

Guide: When Does The Division Beta Begin on PS4?

When Does The Division Beta Begin on PS4?

How can you get access? How big is the file?

Ubisoft, you sly dogs. At first we thought that all of the snow in New York City was a freak natural occurrence, but now we've realised that it was just viral marketing for Tom Clancy's The Division, which is set to receive its inaugural public beta this week. Of course, you may be wondering how to get...

Guide: What Time Is Sony's PlayStation Experience 2015 Press Conference?

What Time Is Sony's PlayStation Experience 2015 Press Conference?

Set your alarms

The last big press conference of the year is prompting mild jubilation here at Push Square Towers, as it means that we can finally get a bit of rest before things start all over again with CES 2016 in January. Groan. Anyway, PlayStation Experience is cool because it's way more casual than other events – SCEA boss Shawn Layden...