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TodayTue, 16th Oct 2018

  • News PSN Is Down for Some, Sony Has Acknowledged the Issue

    Down but not quite out

    It appears as though the PlayStation Network is experiencing some turbulence tonight, as reports over the last couple of hours or so suggest that the service is struggling. Social features appear to be down, and some users are saying that they simply can't sign in. We can at least confirm that we can't access the PlayStation...

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    • Down
    • PS4
  • Guide Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - How to Unlock All Blackout Characters

    Skins galore

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout mode operates in a similar manner to that of other Battle Royale games, in that skins are the main form of customisation. The base game ships with a large assortment of different characters to play as, and here's how you unlock them. We'll continue to update this article as more methods and unlocks...

    • Activision
    • PS4
    • Call of Duty
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
    • Guides
  • News Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Reviews Will Run Next Week

    Straight to the Wild, Wild West

    According to Metacritic, reviews for Red Dead Redemption 2 will run from 4AM PDT on 25th October. That’s a day before Rockstar’s hotly anticipated Western is scheduled to release. The title – which is set before the events of John Marston’s adventure on the PlayStation 3 – has been eight years in the making,...

    • Rockstar Games
    • PS4
    • Red Dead Redemption
  • News New PS Store Sale Holds a Party for Publishers in North America

    Disco, disco

    Another week, another batch of discounts on the North American PlayStation Store. This week’s suite of savings has been dubbed a Pub Party, and the likes of Codemasters and Team17 have put on their best frocks and joined the fun. Running through 8AM PDT on 23rd October, the sale includes offers such as DiRT 4 for $14.99 and...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • North America
    • PlayStation Store
    • Deals
  • News Insomniac Details Spider-Man PS4 The Heist DLC Ahead of Launch

    New suits shown off too

    The adventure in Marvel's Spider-Man is set to continue for the next few months as its season of DLC, The City That Never Sleeps, begins to roll out. The first chapter is The Heist, and as we know, focuses on Black Cat, a thief that's clashed with Spidey before in Insomniac's tale. "As you play Marvel’s Spider-Man: The...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Spider-Man
    • DLC
  • News Spider-Man PS4 Update 1.07 Arrives Tomorrow, Includes New Game Plus

    Update: Not tomorrow after all

    Update: Since publishing this article, the PlayStation Blog post regarding the New Game Plus patch for Marvel's Spider-Man has been updated. The information concerning update 1.07 has been removed. According to Insomniac's James Stevenson, this was posted in error, and the patch won't be going live tomorrow

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Spider-Man
    • Updates
  • Guide Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Hints and Tips for Surviving Blackout

    Be the one in 88

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may be your first experience of the Battle Royale genre, and if so, it's understandable if you're a little apprehensive to jump in for the first time. Things can get a little overwhelming, with new mechanics and items that aren't present anywhere else in the game, but you needn't worry any longer. We're...

    • Activision
    • PS4
    • Call of Duty
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
    • Hints
  • News Catch a Glimpse of New War Stories in Battlefield V Single Player Trailer

    Lone soldier

    If you're unhappy with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's lack of single player campaign, Battlefield V has just flaunted its solo offering. War Stories makes a return from Battlefield 1, this time highlighting several untold tales from World War 2. Check out the new trailer above. Here's the official blurb from EA: "In Nordlys, resist German...

    • EA
    • PS4
    • Battlefield
    • Trailers
  • News Trails of Cold Steel I and II Have Cross-Save Support on PS4

    The adventure continues

    Publisher XSEED Games has confirmed that the upcoming PlayStation 4 ports of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel and The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II will have cross-save functionality. This means that you'll be able to transfer save data from the PlayStation 3 or PS Vita versions of the games. it's a...

    • XSEED Games
    • PS4
    • Trails of Cold Steel
  • News PS4 Message Console Bricking Issue Is Fixed, Says PlayStation Support

    Apparently

    And just like that, the PlayStation 4 messages that could brick your console are no more. At least, according to a tweet from PlayStation UK's support Twitter account. Replying to a user who mentioned the issue, the account replies: "We've since fixed the issue." So... Is that just it? Is it over? We suppose Sony wouldn't want to make...

    • Sony
    • PS4
  • News Bandai Namco to Distribute Cyberpunk 2077 in Europe

    Partners with CD Projekt Red once more

    As we know, CD Projekt Red has partnered with Warner Bros to distribute its highly anticipated RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, in North America. Now, it's been announced that Bandai Namco will cover the same duties in 24 European countries. This was a fairly safe bet, as the Polish developer made the same moves for The...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Cyberpunk 2077
    • Industry
  • News Only a Handful of Senior Employees Worked 100 Hour Weeks on Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Clarifies

    And apparently it was their choice

    So a big stink was raised early this week when news came out about Rockstar employees working 100 hours a week in order to finish Red Dead Redemption 2. As is always the case here on the world wide web, everyone immediately lost their minds over a small quote that, according to the developer, didn't necessarily...

    • Rockstar
    • PS4
    • Red Dead Redemption 2
    • Industry
  • News Insomniac on Spider-Man PS4 DLC: Are People Ever Satisfied with How Much You Give Them?

    The answer is no

    Insomniac Games seems to be pre-empting some kind of backlash to its first DLC pack for Marvel’s Spider-Man, as when asked to describe the scope of the expansion, creative director Bryan Intihar pondered whether people will ever be satisfied with how much content is included. To be fair, gamers can be a demanding lot, and no...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Spider-Man
    • DLC
  • News Santa Monica Studio Hiring Possibly for Two Future Projects

    More talent for future PS5 games, perhaps?

    If it wasn't already there, then there's no denying Sony Santa Monica has cemented its status in the big leagues with the critically acclaimed God of War. The game has been a hit for newcomers and veterans alike of the series, which has everyone pondering when the sequel will be released. Well, Senior Staff...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • God of War

YesterdayMon, 15th Oct 2018

  • News Sony to Resolve Harmful PS4 Message Issue with Firmware Update

    "We are aware of the situation"

    Over the weekend, many PS4 owners reported receiving a PlayStation Network message that rendered their console useless. Opening one of these messages bricks your PS4, forcing a factory reset in order to get it going again. It seems that the problem is widespread enough that Sony has caught wind of it, as it's...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PSN
    • Messages
  • Review Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - The Best CoD of the Generation

    Bop to the BlOps

    Call of Duty had to do something in order to remain relevant. After a slew of yearly releases that failed to really move the needle, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 takes the franchise’s biggest risk yet by doubling down on its online multiplayer experience and ditching the single player campaign. Has it paid off? In a word, absolutely...

    • Reviews
    • Activision
    • PS4
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • News Expect to Spend at Least 65 Hours with Red Dead Redemption 2

    Quaking in our boots

    If you want Red Dead Redemption 2 to be a sprawling, epic Western to lose yourself in for dozens of hours, it seems you won't be disappointed. According to a behind-the-scenes feature from Vulture, the main story is roughly 60-65 hours in length. The comment was made in relation to 5 hours of cut content regarding a second love...

    • Rockstar
    • PS4
    • Red Dead Redemption
  • News Spider-Man PS4 New Game Plus Coming 'Super Soon'

    Back in the swing of it

    Marvel's Spider-Man is getting a New Game Plus mode -- this is something that we've known for a while. Before the blockbuster had even released, developer Insomniac Games stated that New Game Plus would be added in a post-launch update, and now it sounds like that update is very close. In an interview with Game Informer,...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Spider-Man
    • Patches
  • News Rockstar Worked 100 Hour Weeks to Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Done

    Life on Marston

    Ever wondered what it takes to get a game like Red Dead Redemption 2 finished? According to Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser, it’s a lot of hard work. The company, infamous for its extended periods of crunch, was working “100 hour weeks” multiple times in 2018 in order to get the Spaghetti Western out of the door. That...

    • Rockstar Games
    • PS4
    • Red Dead Redemption
    • Industry
  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Sets New PS Store Sales Record

    Biggest digital launch in PlayStation history

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 set a new day one PlayStation Store sales record, moving more units digitally on Sony’s system than any other release globally. The title also secured a similar milestone on the Xbox One, perhaps demonstrating how consumers are gradually beginning to shift to online...

    • Activision
    • PS4
    • Call of Duty
    • PlayStation Store
    • Sales
  • UK Sales Charts Call of Duty Sinks to 11 Year Low at Retail

    But digital marches forward

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 set a new global sales record on the PlayStation Store at launch, while its first weekend at UK retail represented an 11 year low for the franchise. What can we infer from this? Either the British public has fallen out of love with Activision’s first-person shooter series (unlikely) or...

    • UK
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • PS4
    • PS3
  • News Sony Hiring for Next Generation Marketing Campaign

    High PS5

    Sony basically confirmed the PlayStation 5 last week, and now it’s recruiting a Senior Product Manager to help plot out the roadmap for its next generation console. The role – spotted by ResetEra on career focused website

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • Industry
  • News SEGA Cancelled Full Remakes of the Shenmue Games

    Changed its mind

    Wow, another wrinkle is added to the Shenmue saga today, as it’s emerged that full remakes of the first two games in the franchise were in production up until the end of last year. Digital Foundry has obtained footage of Shenmue I & II that’s different to the PlayStation 4 re-release we received earlier in the year. The...

    • SEGA
    • PS4
    • Shenmue
  • News Battlefield V Single Player to Be Unveiled Tomorrow

    Play the objective

    The new Call of Duty has arrived, which can only mean the new Battlefield isn't far behind. As Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches with great success, things are hotting up for Battlefield V as EA prepares its World War 2 shooter for release next month. The publisher's next move is a reveal of the game's single player mode, and...

    • EA
    • PS4
    • Battlefield
  • Store Update 16th October 2018 (Europe)

    Welcome to the stage of history

    It’s not quite time for Red Dead Redemption 2 yet, but don’t think the European PlayStation Store is letting up. This week sees the release of SoulCalibur VI, LEGO DC Supervillains, and Starlink: Battle for Atlas. There’s also a palm reading game for some reason. PS4 Games: Super Blackjack Battle II – Turbo...

    • Store Update
    • Europe
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • Vita
  • News Destiny 2 Trailer Gives a Glimpse of the Haunted Infinite Forest

    Event starts tomorrow

    Halloween's just around the corner, and you know what that means. Every game with an online element is getting spooky, and Destiny 2's Festival of the Lost appears to be going in quite heavily this year. Alongside the return of masks that you can acquire with a new currency, the Infinite Forest is getting an overhaul, and it...

    • Bungie
    • PS4
    • Destiny
  • News Yes, You Can Buy a DualShock 4 Controller Worth $14,000

    Diamond encrusted pad available now

    A brand new DualShock 4 can be quite an expensive purchase. A standard black controller will cost you around $60, while limited edition versions can cost even more. If you really want to break the bank, however, you could always consider the Lux DualShock 4 from online retailer Brikk. This garish monstrosity,...

    • PS4
    • DualShock 4
    • Hardware
  • News No Man's Sky VR Support Mentioned in Recent Player Survey

    It's happening?

    One of the many requested features for No Man's Sky is support for virtual reality. Now players can finally get together and explore thanks to the huge NEXT update, the next major thing on the list is being able to visit the game's strange, colourful worlds in VR. Going by Hello Games' new survey, it seems the small developer is...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
    • No Man's Sky
  • News SEGA Wants Simultaneous Worldwide Release Dates for Its Games

    About time

    Over the last few years Japanese publishers in general have gotten a lot better at localising their games in a more timely manner. It's still far from perfect, with recent titles like Dragon Quest XI coming to mind, but advancements have certainly been made this generation. That said, SEGA seems to know that there's room for further...

    • SEGA
    • Industry

Sunday14th Oct 2018

  • News PS4 Messages Designed to Brick Your Console Reported By Users

    Be warned

    According to multiple threads over on Reddit, there's a potentially devastating issue on PlayStation 4 right now, and it stems from simple messages. Users say that receiving certain messages can 'brick' your console, effectively breaking the system. We're not totally clued up on the technical details yet, but the bottom line is that right...

    • PS4
    • PSN
    • Messages
  • News Diablo III Cross-Play May Not Be Happening After All

    Blizzard issues statement

    You may have caught a recent story claiming that Blizzard is actively working on bringing cross-platform play functionality to Diablo III. The news came via a representative of the company, so it seemed pretty concrete, but as it turns out, it ain't actually the truth. Blizzard has issued a statement saying that cross-play...

    • Blizzard
    • PS4
    • Diablo
    • Cross-Play

Saturday13th Oct 2018

  • News PS Plus Subscribers Scoring Three Months of Netflix Free

    Netflix and brill

    If you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber in North America then you may want to check your email, because there could very well be a gift from Netflix waiting for you. The platform holder’s sending out free three month subscription codes to select users, and these work even if you already have an active membership to the video...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PlayStation Plus
    • Netflix
  • News Sony Seemingly Censors Controversial Senran Kagura Mode

    Booby trap

    Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal will not include its controversial ‘Intimacy Mode’ on the PlayStation 4, which effectively allows you to fondle the private parts of its questionably aged cast of anime characters. Previous instalments on Sony’s system have included this feature, as does the Japanese version of the same game, so it seems...

    • XSEED
    • PS4
    • Senran Kagura
  • Hands On Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Is One of the Best Multiplayer Games This Generation

    The king is back

    It's completely understandable for you to be sceptical of the reviews that have dropped for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 so far, as it's a series that has stagnated somewhat during the PlayStation 4 generation as fans fight for the return of more grounded combat while studio heads offer more and more means of mobility. Call of Duty:...

    • Activision
    • PS4
    • Call of Duty
    • Hands On
    • Features
  • Feature Celebrating PlayStation VR's Second Anniversary

    The games, the headset, and the memories

    PlayStation VR turns two years old today. Hip hip hooray! With over three million headsets out in the wild and more than 22 million software purchases to accompany them, it's fair to say that Sony's virtual reality gamble has more than paid off. The headset continues to receive one unforgettable experience...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
    • Features
  • News Dragon Quest XI PS4 Patch 1.01 Defeats a Few Bugs and Fixes a Specific Crash

    The quest continues

    A Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age update has put in surprise appearance on PlayStation 4. You can download patch 1.01 right now, but don't get too excited -- it just fixes a few bugs and a very specific crashing issue. Here are the changes, according to the official website: We’ve identified a bug which can...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Dragon Quest
    • Patches
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 241

    Black hot

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is out and Red Dead Redemption 2 is calling, so there’s lots for us to gab about in this week’s WAYP. All that’s left is for us to pose that age old question: what are you playing this weekend? Sammy Barker, Editor: I've got until Red Dead Redemption 2 releases to finish off Hitman, because I want to be...

    • Talking Point
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • Vita
    • What Are You Playing

Friday12th Oct 2018

  • Round Up Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PS4 Reviews Are Killing It

    CoD comes through

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is really, really good. At least, that’s the view of critics who’ve gone live with their reviews on launch day. We’ve decided to hold back our opinion until we’ve played more on retail servers, but we guess these lot are feeling confident in what they’ve seen so far. The scores are, across the...

    • Activision
    • PS4
    • Call of Duty
    • Round Up
    • Features
  • News Early Impressions of Fallout 76's Technical Performance Aren't Exactly Promising

    Bethesda says it'll get better

    Those eggheads over at Digital Foundry have put together an interesting analysis of Fallout 76. Based on an early preview build of the game, the publication goes over everything from general performance to engine upgrades. Unfortunately, things are looking rough overall. The Xbox One X version of the game -- running...

    • Bethesda
    • PS4
    • Fallout
    • Videos
  • News Sony Looking to Crank Up Communication with Fans

    Time for talk

    If there’s any criticism of Sony at the moment, it’s that the company is far too quiet. The manufacturer was very vocal at the beginning of the generation, but it has let its products do the talking in recent months. While it’s hard to complain about the quality of the PlayStation 4 – especially with both cross-play and name...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Industry
  • Poll Is Assassin's Creed Odyssey One of the Best Games in the Series?

    Do you agree with the reviews?

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey has been out for about a week now on PlayStation 4. The open world title was met with high praise from critics, and Ubisoft has said that the game's already outperformed its current-gen predecessors. Safe to say that it's been looking good for the gigantic Greek adventure. As always, though,...

    • Ubsioft
    • PS4
    • Assassin's Creed
    • Polls
    • Features
  • Site News Where's Our Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Review?

    Top of the BlOps

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is out now, and you’re probably wondering where our review is, right? Well, you’re going to have to sit tight. The reason for this is because the latest in Activision’s ginormous series is heavily online focused, and while we could have pushed for invites to swanky review events, we prefer to cover...

    • Activision
    • PS4
    • Call of Duty
    • Site News
    • Features
  • News PS Store Brings Even More Savings to North America This Weekend

    Flash Sale time

    Not happy with the hundreds of games already on sale via the North American PlayStation Store? Have a few more. Sony’s launched a Flash Sale, which is live now and will run through 8AM PDT on Monday, 15th October. We suppose the highlight is Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which like in Europe is 25 per cent off, making it $44.99 just...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PlayStation Store
    • Deals
    • North America
  • News Assassin's Creed Odyssey PS4 Patch 1.0.4 Promises More Fixes

    Only a little one

    Ubisoft's committed to squashing bugs quickly with Assassin's Creed Odyssey, it seems. Another update has hit PlayStation 4, but this one only weighs in at around 160MB. Patch 1.0.4 promises more fixes and improvements to the game's stability. Again, Ubisoft says that "more detailed patch notes" are still in the works, and they'll...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • Assassin's Creed
    • Patches
  • News 37 Minutes of The Witcher Spin-Off RPG Thronebreaker Shows What It's All About

    Decked out

    Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is a single player RPG with a card-based battle system. That's the easy way of describing the game, but there's a bit more to it than that. If you're still not totally sure what CD Projekt Red's spin-off title is all about, you'll want to watch the gameplay walkthrough that we've embedded above. It's 37...

    • CD Projekt Red
    • PS4
    • The Witcher
    • Videos
  • Soapbox Can You Truly Appreciate a Game with Walkthroughs?

    Step-by-step

    I remember getting quite far in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time before turning to a guide. It was probably the Water Temple that did it; that topsy-turvy dungeon with rising-and-falling fluid levels was a nightmare – so much so I’m pretty sure it was altered in the Nintendo 3DS re-release. Patches weren’t a thing when I was...

    • Walkthroughs
    • PS4
    • Soapbox
    • Features
  • News Of Course You Can Make First-Person Games in Dreams

    Call of duty

    Dreams is essentially LittleBigPlanet on steroids, so of course you can make first-person games. As part of a stream hosted by Media Molecule earlier this week, the studio showed off a couple of prototypes that it’s been working on: a Mirror’s Edge-esque platformer and a traditional shooter – both from the first-person...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Dreams
    • Videos
  • News Destiny 2: Forsaken Will Include Previous Two Expansions Starting Next Week

    Bundled into one package

    Destiny 2: Forsaken launched last month, but in order to play it, you need the base Destiny 2 game as well as its two Expansion Pass expansions, Curse of Osiris and Warmind. However, starting from next week, on the 16th October, Forsaken will actually include Curse of Osiris and Warmind as standard. Buy that, and you own...

    • Activision
    • Bungie
    • PS4
    • Destiny
    • DLC
  • News Diablo III Cross-Play Is Coming at Some Point, Says Blizzard

    Unleash hell

    Blizzard seems pretty confident that cross-platform play will eventually be added to Diablo III. Speaking to Business Insider Australia, a representative said that it's "a question of when, not if". No beating around the bush there, then. There are no details to go on yet, but with the Nintendo Switch version of the game around the...

    • Blizzard
    • PS4
    • Diablo
    • Cross-Play
  • News Hitman 2's Ghost Mode Sounds Really Cool

    Face off against another player online

    Hitman 2 is only a month away from release now, and to celebrate that, IO Interactive has revealed a brand new mode that comes packaged with the sequel. Ghost mode is a 1v1 online mulitplayer match up that has us pretty excited. Essentially, you and another player are given the same five targets to eliminate,...

    • Warner Bros
    • PS4
    • Hitman
  • News THQ Nordic Has Post-Release Plans for Darksiders III

    Are you Furious?

    Poor ol’ Darksiders III isn’t getting a fat lot of media attention at the moment – even though it’s due out, like, next month. There is news of DLC on the way, however, featuring “new playable areas, new challenges, puzzles, items, and enemies”. Hurrah. The first pack, unimaginatively named The Crucible, will see Fury...

    • THQ Nordic
    • PS4
    • Darksiders

Thursday11th Oct 2018

  • News What Happened to That Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remaster?

    Missing in action

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches tomorrow, and unless Treyarch has a seriously impressive bait and switch up its sleeve, it appears that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered was never actually a thing at all. Originally reported by Call of Duty fan site Charlie Intel, it was rumoured that the 2009 FPS behemoth would

    • Activision
    • PS4
    • Call of Duty
  • News Red Dead Redemption 2's PS4 Trophies Will Force You Online

    Plenty of multiplayer required for Platinum

    Red Dead Redemption 2’s full Trophy list has leaked – and we hope you like multiplayer trinkets, because there are a lot of them. While we’re going to refrain from incurring Rockstar’s wrath by republishing the full list here, you can view them through here. There are obviously some very mild...

    • Rockstar Games
    • PS4
    • Red Dead Redemption
    • Trophies
  • Guide SoulCalibur VI - All Confirmed Characters

    Every soul revealed so far

    So, which characters have made the cut in SoulCalibur VI? Bandai Namco's long running fighting game franchise is returning in October 2018, and fans naturally want the character roster to be as sharp as possible. The series has a catalogue of impressively designed duellists, and we're sure SoulCalibur VI will try to make...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • SoulCalibur
    • Guides
    • Characters
  • News We Really Want These Bully 2 Rumours to Be True

    But realistically there's not much to go on

    Boarding school adventure Bully is not-so secretly Rockstar’s best game, and there’s some speculation that a sequel could be on the way. Rockstar Intel reports that seven casting calls have been released for a “new unannounced video game title with a leading UK games developer, shooting at Pinewood...

    • Rockstar Games
    • PS4
    • Bully
    • Rumours
  • News Assassin's Creed Odyssey's Rare But Massive Frame Rate Drops Remain Unfixed After Patch 1.0.3

    And more players are reporting it

    We've spent over 75 hours with Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and in all of that time, we've stumbled across a particularly nasty bug twice. Well, we call it a bug but we're not really sure what it is. All we know is that during two especially large fights in two especially large enemy camps, enemies started clipping...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • Assassin's Creed
    • Patches
  • News Assassin's Creed Odyssey Sets New Series Sales Record

    Well, that's the headline Ubisoft wants us to use

    “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has topped franchise sales records for the current generation*,” publisher Ubisoft has exclaimed in a press release. The caveat is that the organisation’s working off overall revenue rather than unit numbers – and it’s throwing players’ “recurring...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • Assassin's Creed
    • Sales
  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Is More Anticipated than Red Dead Redemption 2, Says Report

    Blackout

    Analytical data company Nielsen has published a list of the year's most anticipated holiday games. The list is based on a survey completed by around 6000 people, but takes into account a number of factors, such as general awareness, purchase interest, and consumer rating. Brand recognition and a few other things also feed into the results...

    • Industry
  • Feature 5 Reasons to Be Excited for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

    Assuming you aren't already

    With another year, comes another Call of Duty title – this time with the return of the Black Ops sub-franchise. While the lack of a single player campaign may turn some fans away, there's still plenty to look forward to. Here are five reasons we reckon you should be excited for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Blackout:...

    • Activision
    • PS4
    • Call of Duty
    • Features
  • News Why Is Dreams Taking So Long to Release?

    Media Molecule explains

    Venture into any Dreams discussion and you’re going to find someone complaining about the time that the title’s taken to release. Media Molecule teased the project all the way back when the PlayStation 4 was revealed, and then formally announced it a few years later. But it’s still not out, and despite its very obvious...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Dreams
  • News Excellent PSVR Horror The Persistence Gets Huge Free Update

    New accessibility features added, too

    There’s no better feeling than when a game you already enjoy gets a huge free update. Firesprite’s brilliant PlayStation VR roguelite horror The Persistence is set to receive an enormous patch next week, which bundles in a bunch of new modes and various other bits and pieces at no extra cost. You can’t say...

    • Firesprite
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
    • The Persistence
  • News Saint Seiya Characters Bring a Touch of Classic Anime to Jump Force

    Ignited

    Adding to the growing list of manga and anime franchises that have pledged their mightiest characters to Jump Force, Saint Seiya is joining the fray. Both Seiya and Shiryu will be playable in the upcoming crossover brawler. The character roster is really starting to expand now, with the likes of Yugi from Yu-Gi-Oh recently confirmed. We're...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Jump Force
    • Trailers
  • News Assassin's Creed Odyssey Live In-Game Events Begin Next Week, Offer Epic Rewards

    A mercenary's work is never done

    Much like Assassin's Creed Origins, Ubisoft plans on supporting Assassin's Creed Odyssey for a long time. In addition to the season pass content and numerous free updates, the developer will also be keeping players supplied with "Live Events", which are basically set missions that appear in the game world every now...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • Assassin's Creed
  • News Of Course Call of Duty: Blacks Ops 4 Has In-Game Emotes and Sprays

    Obviously

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is embracing the big trends, as if that wasn't obvious enough with the inclusion of Blackout, the game's battle royale mode. As spotted by users over on Reddit, the shooter will feature both emotes and sprays that you can use mid-match. Prepare yourself for a lot of funky dancing. One of the chief concerns here,...

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    • Call of Duty
  • News A More Robust Festival of the Lost Returns in Destiny 2 Next Week

    Bungie dishes out the treats

    Festival of the Lost is returning to the world of Destiny 2 next week, and Bungie has detailed what players can expect from the game's upcoming live event. The Tower will be overhauled with eerie little lights and all that usual stuff, but it sounds like the developer has focused on delivering a more robust event this...

    • Bungie
    • PS4
    • Destiny

Wednesday10th Oct 2018

  • News Shadow of the Tomb Raider's Already on Sale on the EU PS Store

    That didn't take long

    It’s not even been out a month yet, but Shadow of the Tomb Raider is already on sale on the European PlayStation Store. The latest Deal of the Week, you can get Lara Croft’s latest for £39.99 – that’s 27 per cent off. The discounts apply to the beefier Digital Deluxe and Croft Editions too, assuming you want to go the...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Tomb Raider
    • Sales
    • Europe
  • News Fallout 76's Map Revealed, Four Times Larger Than Fallout 4's

    Welcome to West Virginia

    Bethesda has made some amazing open worlds in the past, with massive maps just begging to be explored, and hopefully Fallout 76 is no different. Its post-apocalyptic West Virginia may not have the towns and settlements of single player Fallout titles, but this is still the developer's biggest ever world. We suppose that it...

    • Bethesda
    • PS4
    • Fallout
  • News Assassin's Creed III Remastered Has Higher Resolution Textures, New Character Models

    Tweaked gameplay, too

    Ubisoft appears to be going further than the bare minimum for Assassin’s Creed III Remastered, which will launch next year as part of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s packed Season Pass. Writing on a support page, the French publisher confirmed that the re-release will boast tweaked gameplay based on player feedback, as well as...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • Assassin's Creed
  • News Obsidian Entertainment Likely to Leave PlayStation Behind

    Microsoft's sniffing

    Obsidian Entertainment, the studio perhaps best known for Fallout: New Vegas, looks like it will be leaving PlayStation behind, as reports suggest that it’s about to be acquired by Microsoft – although nothing, as yet, has been signed. Ironically, the developer’s been in financial trouble for a fair few years, after...

    • Microsoft
    • Obsidian Entertainment
    • Industry
  • News Assassin's Creed Odyssey PS4 Patch 1.0.3 Has Quality of Life Improvements, Fixes, More

    The odyssey continues

    There's an update for Assassin's Creed Odyssey available to download now on PlayStation 4. Patch 1.0.3 weighs in at around 2GB, and promises "quality of life and usability improvement features". Yeah, we're not totally sure what that means, either. The update also "addresses various 'game breaking' issues that could happen in...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • Assassin's Creed
    • Patches
  • Guide Best Assassin's Creed Games Ranked

    Blade runner

    Ah, Assassin's Creed. The success of Ubisoft's massively popular open world series is partly responsible for pushing the publisher up near the very top of the industry food chain, where it now sits alongside the likes of EA and Activision. But as is the case with any long standing franchise, Creed has had its ups and downs. Some of its...

    • Best Assassin's Creed Games
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    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • PS3
  • News PSN Name Changes Confirmed by Sony, First Is Free, Then You Have to Pay

    Rolling out in 2019

    Sony has confirmed that name changes are indeed coming to PlayStation, allowing people to change their PlayStation Network usernames. A beta test is set for the near future, concluding at the end of November. To be honest, though, this sounds like it's been a complex feature for Sony to implement. In the official press release,...

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    • PSN
    • PS4
  • Reaction Sony Has Been Very Busy Behind the Scenes

    Pro-active PlayStation

    It’s been a quiet year for Sony with regards to its communication with consumers, something that we’ve criticised quite heavily in the past – but it clearly hasn’t been twiddling its thumbs. Whether the company is clearing the deck ahead of the PlayStation 5 or just working to ensure it retains its position of...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Reaction
    • Features
  • Rumour Naughty Dog Currently Casting for Secret Project

    A new intellectual property, perhaps?

    Naughty Dog is purportedly casting for a secret project, according to a movie insider who’s previously leaked information on Hollywood blockbusters. According to Daniel R, one of the project’s leads is “a black African American male 40s to 60s with short to medium length hair”. It apparently used the...

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    • PS4
    • Naughty Dog
    • Rumours
  • PlayStation Store Sales Charts Spider-Man PS4 Swings By

    But FIFA 19 on top in Europe

    A reminder of just how huge the FIFA franchise is: Marvel’s Spider-Man was forced to settle for second position in the European PlayStation Store charts for September. The web-slinger came out on top in North America, where he fought off tough competition from NBA 2K19 and EA Sports’ aforementioned soccer sim. They...

    • PlayStation Store
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • PS4
    • PS3
  • Guide All Sony First-Party Studios and What They're Working On

    Every PlayStation exclusive project

    What first-party studios do Sony own? And what exclusive games are PlayStation’s developers working on? In this Worldwide Studios guide, we’re going to list all of the Japanese giant’s subsidiary game makers, and their current projects. We’ll be updating this article regularly, as new titles are announced...

    • Sony
    • First-Party
    • Exclusives
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
  • News Assassin's Creed Odyssey Players Hit with Weird PS4 Capture Gallery Bug

    Videos and screenshots won't load

    Well this is one of the weirdest bugs we've seen in quite some time. We've received multiple reports stating that taking screenshots and videos in Assassin's Creed Odyssey using the PlayStation 4's built-in capture system is breaking the console's capture gallery. Funnily enough, we've been having the exact same...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • Assassin's Creed
  • News Guinness World Record Awarded to Platinum Trophy Hunter

    He's got more Trophies than you

    We’re sure many of you are already familiar with Hakoom, the insane Trophy hunter who’s earned more Platinum gongs than you’ve had hot dinners. Hakam Karim now holds the Guinness World record for the most silver-blue gongs in the world – a whopping 1,691. This was verified on 19th September, and he’s added...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Trophies
    • Guinness World Records
  • News PlayStation Exclusives Discounted in New NA PS Store Sale

    Uncharted! inFAMOUS! Killzone!

    There are more than just PlayStation VR discounts on the North American PlayStation Store this week, as Sony has also cut the price of a bunch of exclusives in the region. PlayStation Plus subscribers can get up to 60 per cent off titles like inFAMOUS: Second Son ($9.99) and Killzone: Shadow Fall ($3.99).

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PlayStation Store
    • Deals
    • North America
  • News Fallout 76 Player Versus Player Combat Can Be Switched Off in Settings

    Don't shoot

    After months of fan concern over Fallout 76 and its approach to player versus player combat, it seems as though Bethesda has failed to really get one important detail across: you can disable player versus player combat in the settings menu. A small detail in Eurogamer's preview of the game, the publication writes: "The game disables PvP...

    • Bethesda
    • PS4
    • Fallout
  • News MediEvil Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary Today

    Pour one out for Sir Dan

    Pesky timezones aside, it’s been 20 years since MediEvil first released on the PSone. Created by Sony’s Cambridge studio – which would go on to be rebranded Guerrilla Cambridge before being shuttered entirely – the action platformer commands a place in the rotten ribcages of most old-school PlayStation fans for its...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • MediEvil
  • News Rush VR Free Falls to PSVR This Winter

    Steep

    Wingsuits seem like the perfect fit for PlayStation VR – assuming you haven’t just swallowed your dinner, we suppose. Either way, The Binary Mill's free falling simulation Rush VR is coming to Sony’s system this winter – and it’s bringing all of the thrills and spills of its Oculus Rift release with it. “Take a dive into the...

    • The Binary Mills
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
    • Rush VR
    • Announcements
  • News European Commission Reveals New Games from Tequila Works, Zoink

    Brexit means Brexit

    You may have seen the European Commission’s logo during the loading screen of several games, and that’s because it makes contributions to various indie developers in order to help get their projects off the ground. As part of a new document which details the dozens of releases it will be co-financing in the future, the...

    • European Commission
    • Industry
  • Japanese Sales Charts Assassin's Creed Odyssey Starts Strong on PS4

    Spider-Man still in top 10

    It's been another solid week for PlayStation 4 software sales in Japan. Although the new Mario Party jumped in at number one in the charts, Assassin's Creed Odyssey entered in second place, shifting a reasonable 45,000 copies on Sony's system. Fellow newcomer Mega Man 11 also made the top ten, coming in at number seven on...

    • Japan
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • PS4
    • Vita
  • News Just Cause 4's Story Trailer Has More Explosions than Story

    As you'd expect

    Look, Just Cause has never been about telling an engaging story. The plots of previous games have loosely tied together various reasons for blowing sh*t up, and we don't expect anything different from Just Cause 4. Heck, going by this "story" trailer, the game itself doesn't even expect anything different. As the headline says,...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Just Cause
    • Trailers

Tuesday9th Oct 2018

  • News Red Dead Redemption 2 Characters Will Provide Directions if You Disable Your Mini Map

    Head west

    If the recent round of previews covering Red Dead Redemption 2 has taught us anything, it's that Rockstar's upcoming Western epic is going to be full of detail. We know that mud will stick to your clothes and affect your cleanliness, and that you can customise the engravings on your weapons, and that your actions can change how other...

    • Rockstar
    • PS4
    • Red Dead Redemption
  • News Sony Offers Brief Comment on PS5

    Next gen is coming

    As the PS4's life has trundled on, rumours of a PlayStation 5 have been flickering in and out of the news cycle for several years now. It doesn't take an industry analyst to tell you that PS5 is coming - in fact, Shawn Layden pretty much confirmed this in an interview last year - but that hasn't stopped people from speculating...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • Hardware
  • News The Future of Diablo Will Definitely Be Detailed Next Month

    Blizzard confirms two Diablo panels

    The schedule for BlizzCon 2018 has been revealed, confirming what we already kind of knew: there's big Diablo news coming next month. Blizzard will be taking to the stage not once, but twice to talk about the franchise. The first panel is scheduled to take place right after the convention's opening ceremony,...

    • Blizzard
    • Diablo
  • News Spider-Man PS4 Is the Best Selling Western-Made Sony Game Since Crash Bandicoot 3 in Japan

    September's best seller

    Marvel's Spider-Man has done incredibly well for itself in Japan, where it's just been crowned the best selling game of September 2018. As if that wasn't enough, it's also been confirmed by GameDataLibrary that Spidey's open world outing is actually the best selling Sony-funded, Western-developed title since Crash Bandicoot 3...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Spider-Man
    • Japan
    • Sales
  • News There Are Still Concerns Over How Fallout 76 Deals with Players Who Murder Other Players

    The Wild Wasteland

    Fallout 76 got a ton of preview coverage yesterday, with both gaming sites and YouTube/Twitch content creators dishing out their thoughts on Bethesda's upcoming release. It's safe to say that some enjoyed their time with the game more than others, but one talking point that continues to pop up is how Fallout 76 deals with...

    • Bethesda
    • PS4
    • Fallout
  • Guide Best PS4 Games You Can Play in a Day

    Afternoon delights

    What are the best PS4 games you can beat in a day? With time so precious in this busy world, there is often far less opportunity to game than most players would like. But don’t worry, the PlayStation catalogue has even the most time-constrained gamer covered. What follows are ten fantastic PS4 games that you can complete in an...

    • PS4
    • Guides
    • Features
  • News Call of Duty 2019 a 'Next-Gen' Game According to Job Listing - Could PS5 Launch in 2019 After All?

    Here we go

    Oh boy, now things are getting especially juicy. There's a job listing doing the rounds that perhaps suggests that next generation consoles are coming sooner than many expect. Said job listing has been posted by Infinity Ward, one of three developers behind the Call of Duty franchise. This year, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is being...

    • Sony
    • Activision
    • PS5
    • Call of Duty
  • News Free-to-Play Fortnite: Battle Royale Coming to Shops Next Month

    Stocking stuffer

    Fortnite may be free-to-play, but it’s such a big phenomenon that it will benefit from having a store presence this holiday. Epic Games has partnered with Warner Bros to make that a reality, announcing that the complimentary title will make it into stores on the PlayStation 4 from 13th November. But how, we hear you ask, do you...

    • Warner Bros
    • PS4
    • Fortnite
  • News Borderlands 2 VR Pulls the Trigger on PSVR This Year

    Handsome Jack never looked so handsome

    You wanted more full-length games to make the leap to PlayStation VR, and Borderlands 2 is next in line. Due out on 14th December, the aptly named Borderlands 2 VR will bring the cel-shaded world of Pandora to Sony’s headset – and a bunch of new features to boot. This is the full game and not a spin-off...

    • 2K Games
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
    • Borderlands
  • Review Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition - A Splendid Knight's Crusade

    Breaking souls at its finest

    Take a deep breath before you take on this deceivingly simple game because Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition everything but an empty shell. With the game having its official release last year on other platforms, this time around, PlayStation owners can enjoy its re-release as a complete package with four additional DLC...

    • Reviews
    • Team Cherry
    • PS4
    • Hollow Knight
  • News New PS Store Deals Celebrate PSVR's Second Birthday in North America

    Happy birthday

    Sony’s cut the price of a bunch of PlayStation VR games on the North American PlayStation Store, and considering virtual reality games can be quite pricey, you may want to take advantage of these offers. As is often the case, PlayStation Plus subscribers will score the best deals, with highlights including DOOM VFR ($17.99),...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
    • Deals
    • North America
  • News Physical Copies of Black Ops 4 Require 50GB Day One Update on PS4

    Day two

    A little while back, it was discovered that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will require a minimum of 100GB storage space on your PS4, but a new report from Eurogamer provides a little more detail on the matter. It seems that the 100GB - or 112GB to be precise - is simply required for the installation process, and th

    • Activision
    • PS4
    • Call of Duty
  • News Tetris Effect Will Quick Drop into Stores with Physical Release

    Pre-order for soundtrack sampler

    Tetris Effect is pretty much guaranteed to be the most chill title of 2018, and it’s coming out on 9th November in case you missed the news. Pre-orders are live now on the PlayStation Store, with a 10 per cent discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers – although it’s still a pricey game at effectively...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Tetris Effect
  • News Acclaimed PSVR Platformer Astro Bot Getting Free Demo

    Top bot

    Astro Bot Rescue Mission is honestly one of the best games of the year, but don’t just take our word for it, as a free demo is coming to the PlayStation Store next week. The complimentary sampler will give you a taste of the title by allowing you to navigate a high-rise building and take on a boss. If you haven’t bought the release yet,...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
    • Astro Bot Rescue Mission
    • Demos
  • News Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Whispers to Retail This December

    No excuses not to play now

    Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was one of the most emotionally challenging titles of 2017, and it’s finally getting a retail release on 4th December. Published by 505 Games on the PlayStation 4, the title will compile the full Celtic adventure on Blu-ray for the first time. Here’s what we said about the release when...

    • 505 Games
    • PS4
    • Hellblade
  • News Firewall Zero Hour DLC Oscar Mike This Month

    New playstyles available

    We thought Firewall Zero Hour was solid yet unspectacular, but it seems the game’s community disagrees with us – passionately. This has become one of the games that PlayStation VR owners rally around, and it’s good to see it remain in the spotlight a month or so removed from release. So what’s new, then? Some fresh...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Firewall Zero Hour
    • DLC
  • News Left Alive Guns for March 2019 Release Date on PS4

    New trailer released

    It feels like we still don't know an awful lot about Left Alive, the Front Mission offshoot from Square Enix. However, PlayStation Blog has just posted an update on the mech shooter, and we now have a release date -- it'll launch on 5th March 2019. To recap, Left Alive takes place in the distant future in a fictional world...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Left Alive
    • Release Dates
  • News New Judge Eyes Gameplay Sets a Gripping, Gritty Tone for Yakuza Studio's Latest Project

    Wrong side of town

    Judge Eyes continues to look like a Yakuza spin-off that we just have to get our hands on. During a recent livestream, SEGA showcased another 20 or so minutes of gameplay, this time taken from the title's opening scenario. It does a great job of setting a gritty tone, and as is the case with the Yakuza games, there's some...

    • SEGA
    • PS4
    • Judge Eyes
    • Videos
  • Review Pato Box - A Boxing Adventure That Isn't All Black and White

    Duck and weave

    As far as game pitches go, Pato Box is a pretty unusual one. It's essentially the NES classic, Punch-Out!!, only it looks like a graphic novel and stars a man with a duck's head. However, it's not quite that simple, as the game provides its own spin on things, throwing in a story as well as some unique gameplay that sets it apart from...

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    • Bromio
    • PS4
    • Pato Box
  • News Official SoulCalibur Documentary Gives a Brief History of the Series Ahead of SoulCalibur VI Launch

    A tale of souls and swords

    Bandai Namco has put together a short documentary on the early history of SoulCalibur as a series, and it's an interesting watch if you're the least bit interested in the weapon-based fighting franchise. It features interviews with veteran players and has a lot of gameplay footage from past titles -- more than enough to...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • SoulCalibur
    • Videos