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TodayWed, 22nd Feb 2017

  • Japanese Sales Charts For Honor Fights Its Way Into First Place

    Nioh keeps slashing in second

    Not content with conquering the UK charts earlier this week, For Honor has fought its way to first place in the Japanese charts too, selling 40,062 copies on PlayStation 4. Not a huge number, but Ubisoft's latest had no real competition, with the likes of Nioh following just behind. Team Ninja's well received action...

    • Japan
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • PS4
    • PS3
  • News Star Ocean: Till the End of Time Director's Cut Announced for PS4

    Welcome to the great Star Ocean

    Square Enix has today announced a HD port of the tri-Ace developed title Star Ocean: Till the End of Time for PlayStation 4. The so-called Director's Cut is an enhanced version of the PS2 original which will run the game at a full-1080p resolution, boasting various graphical improvements to create a more visually...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Star Ocean
  • News Take a Trip Back to Morrowind in The Elder Scrolls Online's New Gameplay Trailer

    Cue theme music

    The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind launches this summer on PlayStation 4, and it's easily the MMO's biggest ever expansion. As its name suggests, the new adventure takes players to Morrowind - a land filled with nostalgia for those who sunk hundreds of hours into The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind back in the day. The game's latest...

    • Bethesda
    • PS4
    • The Elder Scrolls
    • Trailers
  • Soapbox Horizon: Zero Dawn Has Me Even More Hyped for Death Stranding

    Mads world

    Do you remember last year when Metal Gear man Hideo Kojima toured the world with PlayStation 4 architect Mark Cerny searching for an engine to run Death Stranding on? The auteur's voyage spanned America and Europe, stopping at every single one of Sony's first-party studios, including Naughty Dog, Sucker Punch, and Media Molecule. But...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Horizon
    • Death Stranding
    • Soapbox
  • News Learn All About Dragon Quest Heroes II in New PS4 Trailer

    Quest for the best

    Dragon Quest Heroes II is shaping up to be quite the improved sequel - and that's saying something, seeing as the first game was actually pretty good to begin with. Going by the title's latest trailer, Heroes II is further embracing its role-playing roots, offering vast environments that are just begging to be explored alongside...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Dragon Quest
    • Trailers
  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn's Open World Doesn't Suffer a Single Loading Screen

    Take a load off

    The Horizon: Zero Dawn marketing machine just won't stop squeezing out trailers, will it? Sony's latest effort is a shorter clip that quickly goes over the making of the game's open world, with developer Guerrilla Games stating that you won't encounter a single loading screen during your travels. We asked Sammy - who recently...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Horizon
    • Trailers
  • News Amazon UK's Selling a Horizon: Zero Dawn Steelbook Without the Game

    WTF?

    Collector's Editions without the game included do happen but are rare. However, we've never seen a steelbook be sold without a Blu-ray inside. One of the top sellers on Amazon UK right now, though, is a Horizon: Zero Dawn case without the role-playing release included. It's selling for £11.99, and while it's clearly marked, we can't help b

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Horizon
    • UK
    • Amazon
  • Reminder You Can Download the Ghost Recon: Wildlands Open Beta on PS4 Now

    Get in, get out

    Ghost Recon: Wildlands' open beta is up on the PlayStation Store right now, and has been since Monday - but we figured that we'd pen a quick article to remind you all the same. The beta weighs in at around 20GB, so if you're keen to get stuck in this weekend when it goes live, you may want to make sure that it's downloaded and...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • Ghost Recon
    • Betas
  • News Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Probably Isn't a PS4 Exclusive

    We told you so

    For months, we've been telling people to be wary of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy supposedly being exclusive to the PlayStation 4. Yes, it was announced at Sony's E3 press conference, and yes, Crash is obviously a classic PlayStation character, but the remade trilogy is being published by Activision - the company that currently...

    • Activision
    • PS4
    • Crash Bandicoot
  • News PS4 Games Go Cheap in New European PlayStation Store Sale

    Wallet buster

    A ton of PlayStation 4 games have been discounted in Sony's latest European PlayStation Store sale. EA's leading the charge this time, with the prices cut on virtually its entire library. This means that you'll be able to buy the likes of Titanfall 2, FIFA 17, and Battlefield 1 all at reduced rates; some of its older games like Dragon...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • Vita
    • Europe
  • News Final Fantasy VII Remake Voice-Work Nearing Completion

    2017, anyone?

    Fresh from the latest teasing images of Final Fantasy VII Remake at the weekend, producer Yoshinori Kitase has also revealed in this week's issue of Japanese gaming magazine Dengeki PlayStation that the voice-work for the remake is nearing completion. As per a translation by Siliconera, Kitase had this to say: "Final Fantasy VII Re

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Final Fantasy
  • News NA PlayStation Store Celebrates Critics' PS4 Favourites

    DOOM! Fallout 4! Overwatch!

    It's the Oscars this weekend – apparently. That's giving Sony an excuse to spotlight some of the PlayStation 4's best games in its annual Critics' Choice Sale. The North American promotion is set to run until 08:00 PT on 28th February, and includes games like DOOM, Fallout 4, and – this author's personal highlight –...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • Vita
    • Sales
  • News Tomb Raider Dev Crystal Dynamics Moves to New Studio

    Avengers assemble

    Having focused on Tomb Raider for the past ten years or so, Crystal Dynamics is about to embark on a new adventure with The Avengers – and it'll be making the journey in a new studio. The developer has announced that it moved into a fresh office last week, and it sounds like it's kitted out with some cool features. "We have some...

    • Crystal Dynamics
    • PS4
    • The Avengers
    • Industry
  • News Play NieR: Automata with English Subtitles This Week

    NieR-er than you think

    Gagging for NieR: Automata? Of course you are – it's the next must-own PlayStation 4 exclusive after Horizon: Zero Dawn. And it's coming pretty soon: 7th March in North America and 10th March in Europe. But what if we told you there's a way to play it a little bit earlier? Tempting, eh? Well, pull up a pew, because we come...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • NieR
    • Japan
  • News Analyst Believes Horizon: Zero Dawn Could Sell Eight Million Copies

    Brave new world

    Sony's clearly hoping Horizon: Zero Dawn becomes a hit, but how much of a success is still up for debate. A report from SuperData seems particularly bullish about the open world adventure's chances, with CEO Joost van Dreunen predicting that the new intellectual property could sell six million units this year alone – before rising...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Horizon
    • Sales

YesterdayTue, 21st Feb 2017

  • Soapbox Photo Mode Is a Big Part of Horizon: Zero Dawn's Fun

    Paparazzi

    Oh God, that headline's going to read like a red rag to trolls, isn't it? If you're here to derail the comments, then get that snark out of your system and check back for the rest of the article. Horizon: Zero Dawn is an amazing game, but there is a portion of the experience that's not really been mentioned yet: Photo Mode. Let me be...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Horizon
    • Soapbox
    • Features
  • News Which PS4 Exclusive Is Zelda Producer Eiji Aonuma a Big Fan Of?

    Breath of the wild

    Eiji Aonuma, the producer of The Legend of Zelda series, had a particularly busy 2016 as he wrapped up production of Nintendo Switch and Wii U title Breath of the Wild – but he did make time for one particular PlayStation 4 game, as revealed to Game Informer magazine. "I was too busy in 2016, so I couldn't play a lot of games ,...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • The Last Guardian
    • Nintendo
    • Culture
  • Round Up Horizon: Zero Dawn PS4 Reviews Reveal Sony's Next Big Thing

    Guerrilla goodness

    The jury was very much still out on Horizon: Zero Dawn until just a few days ago, but Guerrilla Games' open world role-playing release looks poised to become Sony's next big franchise. Reviews have been generally very positive, with only a couple of outliers raining on protagonist Aloy's robo-dino parade. GamesIndustry.biz have...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Horizon
    • Round Up
    • Features
  • 25

    PS4

    Review Berserk and the Band of the Hawk

    No Guts, no glory

    Berserk and the Band of the Hawk is easily the bloodiest action game that Omega Force has ever squeezed out. True to the often gruesome source material, the game doesn't skimp on the red stuff, soaking the screen as you forcefully cleave your way through hundreds of enemies. Indeed, if there's one thing that Band of the Hawk gets...

    • Reviews
    • Koei Tecmo
    • PS4
    • Berserk and the Band of the Hawk
  • 13

    PS4

    Review Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - Banned Footage Vol. 2

    Cards against humanity

    Oh, Capcom – why, oh why did you cut Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - Banned Footage Vol. 2 from the main game? Banned Footage Vol. 1 served up a couple of quality VHS tapes, and its successor – launching less than a month after the core campaign – is arguably better. The DLC is cementing the survival horror as a modern...

    • Reviews
    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - Banned Footage Vol 2
    • DLC
  • Store Update 21st February 2017 (Europe)

    Psychonauts! Ys Origins! More!

    With both Horizon: Zero Dawn and NieR: Automata still a little way away, this week's European PlayStation Store update is without any real heavy hitters. That said, there are still a lot of smaller titles to choose from, and it's a particularly strong restock for PlayStation VR. Pyschonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin is...

    • Store Update
    • Europe
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • Vita
  • 13

    PS4

    Review VR Ping Pong

    Bounce

    We suppose it is a bit silly getting excited over a virtual reality ping pong simulation when most recreational centres have real tables of their own. Nevertheless, this author has always enjoyed a spot of video game table tennis, with Sports Champions (sorry, Rockstar) being the best adaptation thus far. But does PlayStation VR title VR Ping...

    • Reviews
    • Reddoll
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
    • VR Ping Pong
  • 3

    PS Vita

    Review Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea

    A crafty plus size treat

    Just as Nintendo look to Switch up the handheld market, Sony give gamers a reason to dig out the trusty old PlayStation Vita in the shape of another fun and accessible Japanese role-playing game. Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea is an enhanced port of the PlayStation 3 game packing all the downloadable...

    • Reviews
    • Koei Tecmo
    • Vita
    • Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea
  • News Wowza, NieR: Automata Has Some Sweet Looking Weapons

    Razor sharp

    Hacking and slashing, skewering and stabbing - NieR: Automata protagonist 2B certainly knows her way around a few different weapons, doesn't she? On display in the title's newest gameplay trailer, combat in the upcoming action role-playing release still looks stupidly slick as we get our best look yet at the android's impressive...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • NieR
    • Trailers
  • News New Persona 5 Gameplay Trailer Teaches Creation Through Destruction

    Fusion ha!

    The Velvet Room returns in Persona 5, bringing with it the process of fusing your collected personas. Like previous leads, Persona 5's protagonist has the ability to wield more than one persona, allowing you to build up a formidable team of spiritual helpers. As always, though, in order to get the most powerful personas you'll need to...

    • Atlus
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • Persona
    • Trailers

Monday20th Feb 2017

  • News Final Fantasy XV Patch 1.05 Cruises onto PS4

    Increases level cap, adds 60fps Pro support

    Final Fantasy XV is tempting us back to its lovely looking open world with its latest update, which is available to download now on PlayStation 4. Patch 1.05 brings a bunch of anticipated bits and pieces to the release, including an increased level cap (up from 99 to 120), and 60 frames per second...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • PS4 Pro
    • Final Fantasy
    • Patches
  • News A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV Slashes onto PS4 For Free in March

    Take back the throne

    Remember A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV? Announced before Final Fantasy XV released, the 2D sidescrolling beat-'em-up was available as a GameStop pre-order bonus, but once the main title launched, we admittedly heard very little about the additional adventure. Fortunately, if you've been interested in trying A King's Tale for...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Final Fantasy
    • Free
  • Hands On Is Disc Jam the Next Rocket League?

    Jammin'?

    We're not entirely sure who's responsible for Windjammers' sudden surge in popularity, but we're thankful for it all the same. The Frisbee-based NeoGeo cult classic – which itself is set to get a PlayStation 4 port later this year – has inspired a string of copycats, with Disc Jam being the first to reach open beta on Sony's new-gen...

    • High Horse Entertainment
    • PS4
    • Disc Jam
    • Hands On
    • Features
  • Video Raise Your Bow at Six Minutes of Horizon: Zero Dawn PS4 Gameplay

    Quench your thirst

    Horizon: Zero Dawn, then – what a brilliant debut! We have a joke at the office about releases being 'Sammy Games™', which usually means they're a bit girly and have a strange vibe. Going into it, this author didn't expect Guerrilla's latest and greatest to be one of those, but it absolutely is. It pulls together ideas from...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Horizon
    • Videos
    • Features
  • 25

    PS4

    Review For Honor

    'Tis but a scratch

    The back and forth of a mano-a-mano sword fight rarely gets encapsulated effectively in video game form, and even the likes of Nioh or Dark Souls – with their more methodical combat – still feel like they fall on the action side of the coin. In the past, if you were looking for some more deliberate sword fighting then you'd...

    • Reviews
    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • For Honor
  • News Final Fantasy XV Patch 1.05 Removes the Best PS4 Pro Graphics Option

    What are you doing, Square Enix?

    Oh dear, oh dear - Square Enix has gone and buggered it all up. Final Fantasy XV's latest update - patch 1.05 - dropped in the early hours of morning, and it's already got people shaking their heads in dismay. Teased before the game even hit the market, this update adds 60 frames per second support for PS4 Pro...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Final Fantasy
    • Patches
    • Videos
  • News Horror Here They Lie Will Be Playable Without PlayStation VR Tomorrow

    PS4 Pro support also on the way

    PlayStation VR horror Here They Lie had plenty of interesting ideas, so it's nice to see developer Tangentlemen stick with it. The game will be getting a meaty update starting tomorrow, which will make it playable outside of virtual reality. There'll be support for the base PlayStation 4 as well as the PS4 Pro, with...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
    • Here They Lie
    • Patches
  • News Nioh Protagonist William Joins PS4 Action Game Musou Stars as a Playable Character

    Will of the samurai

    You'd think that Nioh lead William Adams would have had his fill of cutting monsters into ribbons, but apparently he's not ready to sheathe his bloodied blade just yet. Upcoming hack and slasher Musou Stars - which is essentially a crossover Warriors title featuring a bunch of characters from various Koei Tecmo properties - has...

    • Koei Tecmo
    • PS4
    • Musou Stars
    • Nioh
  • UK Sales Charts For Honor Swings an Axe at the Top Spot

    Sniper Elite 4 in second

    There are no upsets in the UK sales charts this week, as Ubisoft's For Honor has stormed the best sellers list, fighting its way to the summit. Sniper Elite 4 scoped out second place, pushing last week's frontrunner Grand Theft Auto V down into third. FIFA 17 and Battlefield 1 rounded out the top five, with Resident Evil 7:...

    • UK
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • PS4
    • PS3

Sunday19th Feb 2017

  • News The Thirst for Crash Bandicoot PS4 Is Real

    Can't stop the 'Coot

    We've never shied away from the fact that Crash Bandicoot is a big performer here at Push Square; the fact that we're bothering to write this article at all is a testament to that. But we thought it was interesting just how thirsty the market appears to be for the marsupial, with N. Sane Trilogy currently second in Amazon UK's

    • Activision
    • PS4
    • Crash Bandicoot
  • News Blimey! These Bloodborne Statues Are Absolutely Incredible

    Carved cthulhu

    Ever wanted a life-size Bloodborne statue on your lawn? Of course you have. The good news is that Prime 1 Studio – makers of fine licensed monoliths – has announced two gigantic effigies inspired by From Software's iconic PlayStation 4 exclusive action role-playing game. We particularly like the Lady Maria, sitting with her...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Bloodborne
    • Merchandise
  • News January 2017 NPD: Resident Evil 7, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Chart

    But hardware revenue takes a hit

    Resident Evil 7 topped the NPD sales charts in January 2017, though hardware declined during the tracked period again. Consumers spent $610.7 million on gaming goods in the United States throughout the month, down four per cent compared to the same period the year prior. Software did lift significantly, so reduced...

    • USA
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • PS4
    • PS3

Saturday18th Feb 2017

  • News New Final Fantasy VII Remake PS4 Screenshots Look Tasty

    Cloud nine

    Who fancies another look at Final Fantasy VII Remake, then? Speaking at the Monaco Anime Game International Conferences this weekend, Tetsuya Nomura has revealed two brand new screenshots from the hotly anticipated role-playing game. One shows off Cloud in a stealth-esque scenario, while the other sees the spiky-haired hero paired with...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Final Fantasy
    • Screenshots
  • News Kingdom Hearts III PS4 Screenshot Shields from the Heartless

    Sora cool

    Alongside those new Final Fantasy VII Remake screenshots, Square Enix has dropped a fresh Kingdom Hearts III image straight outta the current crop of weeaboo conferences occurring in Monaco. This one shows Sora wielding his Keyblade like a shield, as he fights off against a new type of the Heartless in Thebes. "The Keyblade turns into a...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Kingdom Hearts
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 156

    Hunger games

    There's no sign of the new releases slowing down after 2017 has started like a rocket. We've got several members of our team beavering away on big new games, while dozens more lurk menacingly around the corner. Of course, this isn't a time to look ahead, it's a time for reflection, so we ask that popular question again: what are you...

    • Talking Point
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • Vita
    • What Are You Playing
  • Podcast Episode 22 - Is Prey 2017's PS4 Sleeper Hit?

    And an update from Ben & Ben

    So, it's been a while, hasn't it? Well that's for a number of reasons, the first of which you've probably already guessed. An embargo for the Prey previews gave us cause to hold back the show and allow me to chat freely about my experiences with the new title from Arkane and Bethesda. Another reason for the longer than...

    • Podcast
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • Vita
    • Push Square Podcast

Friday17th Feb 2017

  • News Combat in Mass Effect: Andromeda Looks Like a Huge Step Forward For the Series

    New gameplay trailer reveals all

    As far as we're concerned, Mass Effect's trademark blend of third person cover shooting and unique class-based abilities has gotten better and better with each instalment. Although Mass Effect 3's combat was still a little clunky, it had enough punch to it that it felt like a solid step in the right direction - and...

    • EA Games
    • BioWare
    • PS4
    • Mass Effect
    • Trailers
  • News Art from Sony Santa Monica's Cancelled PS4 Game Surfaces

    Make of it what you will

    Sony Santa Monica's mysterious PlayStation 4 exclusive sci-fi title was cancelled many moons ago, but have you ever wondered what it looked like? Up until recently all we had to go on was a codename – Darkside – and a sneaky tease hidden inside God of War Ascension, but now some concepts have been uncovered on artist...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Darkside
    • Art
  • Poll What Are Your Thoughts on Crash Bandicoot PS4 So Far?

    Crashtastic or Crash and burn?

    In case you missed yesterday's news, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy now has a confirmed release date; it's set to launch for PlayStation 4 on the 30th June. Now that we know when the remade package is coming, though, we've started questioning just how excited we are for the return of everyone's favourite furry...

    • Activision
    • PS4
    • Crash Bandicoot
    • Polls
    • Features
  • News Resogun Returns with PS4 Pro Update

    Blast off

    One of the PlayStation 4's first great games, Resogun remains highly recommended to this day. Housemarque's super pretty shooter still plays incredibly well, but the experience just got even better for PS4 Pro users. The game's latest patch, which is available to download now, adds Pro compatibility in the form of 4K HDR support, a...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PS4 Pro
    • Resogun
    • Patches
  • News NieR: Automata's Pre-Order Trailer Is Probably the Best We've Ever Seen

    "Sh*t Square Enix!"

    We're going to level with you: writing about pre-order bonuses and collector's editions and all that kind of stuff usually isn't much fun. Thankfully, the PR folks over at Square Enix are clearly looking out for us, because they've gone ahead and decided to release one of the best pre-order trailers we've ever seen - and not...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • NieR
    • Trailers
  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Hunts Down 2 New Gameplay Trailers

    On the horizon

    With Horizon: Zero Dawn quickly approaching its anticipated release date, Sony's really kicking its marketing machine into gear. Its latest push sees not one, but two new gameplay trailers hit the 'net: the first gives us a quick look at protagonist Aloy, while the second shows off the title's crazy looking combat, complete with...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Horizon
    • Trailers
  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn's Day One Patch Is Just 250MB

    Teensy tiny

    In an age of multi-gigabyte launch day patches, Horizon: Zero Dawn is bucking the trend: Guerrilla Games has announced that the role-playing release will have a day one update of just 250MB. Details pertaining to what the update will include remain underwraps for the time being, but it's likely to be your usual roster of bug fixes and...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Horizon
    • Patches
  • News Tekken Producer Talks About How For Honor Compares to Fighting Games

    Fight the good fight

    Ubisoft's managed to persuade Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada to sit down with For Honor director Jason Vandenberghe and talk about how the latter compares to more traditional fighting games. The result is a pretty interesting conversation, with Harada detailing his thoughts on For Honor's combat system. Obviously, when it...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • For Honor
    • Videos
  • News Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada Spears Its First English Trailer

    US release date also confirmed

    Yesterday, Koei Tecmo confirmed that Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada will be heading to Europe on the 26th May, but a North American date wasn't given. Fortunately, there's one at the end of the game's first English trailer, which we've embedded above. It'll launch on the 23rd May in the US. The video itself...

    • Koei Tecmo
    • PS4
    • Samurai Warriors
    • Trailers

Thursday16th Feb 2017

  • Guide PS4 to PS4 Pro Data Transfer

    Copy over all those Games and Saves to a PS4 Pro

    So, you've got your hands on a brand new PS4 Pro, and you may be wondering how to transfer all of your games, saves, and other data across to the supercharged system. Alternatively, you may have bought a PS4 Slim, and be looking to move all of your content across. But what's the easiest way to do...

    • Guides
    • PS4 Pro
    • PS4
    • Data Transfer
    • Sony
  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn's Impressive Weather System Was Once Much More Dangerous

    Death from above

    Horizon: Zero Dawn is an impressive game, both on a technical and visual level - but there are times when detail potentially gets in the way of fun gameplay, and that's apparently what happened with the title's dynamic storms. Speaking to the Official PlayStation Magazine, Guerrilla Games' Mathijs de Jonge reveals that random...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Horizon
  • News Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Body Slams onto PS4 This Summer

    Crash, bang

    Crash is heading home baby, and Activision's just revealed when we can expect him to come spinning back into our lives. As teased yesterday by the publisher, it's gone ahead and announced the release date for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy; it'll be launching for PlayStation 4 on the 30th June. N. Sane Trilogy includes the first...

    • Activision
    • PS4
    • Crash Bandicoot
    • Release Dates
  • News Narrative Difficulty Returns to Mass Effect: Andromeda for Those Who Just Want Story

    Insanity is back as well

    Much like Mass Effect 3, Mass Effect: Andromeda will feature a very easy difficulty option named 'Narrative', lead designer Ian Frazier has revealed over on Twitter. In Mass Effect 3, Narrative Mode made Shepard incredibly hard to kill - you'd essentially have to position the protagonist in front of a group of enemies and...

    • EA Games
    • BioWare
    • PS4
    • Mass Effect
  • News Colourful PS4 Action RPG Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom May Be Worth Keeping an Eye On

    Shine a light

    Beginning life on Kickstarter, Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom looks like a relatively unique project, and it's "coming soon" to PlayStation 4. It's an action role-playing release with a pleasant art style, and its combat system apparently takes inspiration from fighting games. Judging by the gameplay trailer that we've embedded...

    • Focus Home Interactive
    • PS4
    • Shiness
    • Trailers
  • News Multiplayer on PS4 Goes Free For a Limited Time Tomorrow in US, Next Week in EU

    PS Plus not needed

    Sony has revealed that you won't need PlayStation Plus to play PlayStation 4 games online starting tomorrow, the 17th February, in North America. The free period will last for a whole week rather than a usual weekend, ending on the 23rd February. Meanwhile, in Europe, the deal isn't quite so sweet. The Old World's free period...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PS Plus
    • Free
  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Will Boot Up with a Surprisingly Small Day One Patch

    Big dinos, little updates

    We're so used to seeing big open world games get lumbered with large day one updates that we just assumed Horizon: Zero Dawn would find itself in the same situation - but it looks like that won't be the case. Posting on Twitter, developer Guerrilla Games has confirmed that the upcoming exclusive will indeed have a patch...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Horizon
    • Patches
  • News Deep Down Once Again Trademarked By Capcom

    Here we are again

    Capcom's filed a trademark for the words Deep Down in North America, prompting some optimistic onlookers to wonder whether the publisher has anything new to share. Obviously there's no real way of knowing, but it's worth remembering that the Japanese company has registered similar trademarks multiple times now, and nothing...

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Deep Down
  • News Ghost Recon: Wildlands Open Beta Goes Live Next Week on PS4

    Grab your guns

    Following on from the success of For Honor's open beta right before it launched earlier this week, Ubisoft is giving Ghost Recon: Wildlands the same treatment, announcing that an open beta will take place next week. Naturally, you won't need a code or an invitation - all you'll have to do is get it downloaded from the PlayStation...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • Ghost Recon
    • Betas
  • News Snake Pass Slithers and Slides to PS4 from 28th March

    Will boast fang-tastic PS4 Pro improvements

    Sumo Digital's sharp-looking serpent simulation Snake Pass will slither to the PlayStation 4 on 28th March in North America and 29th March in Europe. We were lucky enough to get hands-on with the Sheffield studio's scaly foray late last year, and really enjoyed it – it controls really nicely and has a...

    • Sumo Digital
    • PS4
    • Snake Pass
    • Release Dates
  • News Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada Burns Red on PS4 in May

    Father and son take to the field

    Confirmed for a Western release last year, Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru will be titled Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada outside of Japan. The latest entry in Koei Tecmo's feudal series, Spirit of Sanada's story, as the game's name suggests, focuses on the history of the Sanada clan. Poster boy Yukimura Sanada is...

    • Koei Tecmo
    • PS4
    • Samurai Warriors
    • Release Dates
  • Video Watch Us Get Decimated in VR Ping Pong on PS4

    Down and out

    Y'know all that chat about us being good at table tennis and stuff? Turns out we're bloody terrible, and here's the video evidence to prove it. We went into VR Ping Pong without any prior practice, expecting to waltz through a couple of matches for your viewing pleasure. Turns out we got decimated by the AI on easy – even after...

    • Reddoll
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
    • VR Ping Pong
    • Videos

Wednesday15th Feb 2017

  • News Crash Bandicoot PS4 Release Date Teased for Tomorrow

    Crash course

    Whoa, this came out of nowhere didn't it? Activision's taken to Twitter in order to tease a release date for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on PlayStation 4 - and the best part is that it's being revealed tomorrow. The tease itself features a three second looped video, which shows our furry friend pulling a dumb face beneath six...

    • Activision
    • PS4
    • Crash Bandicoot
    • Release Dates
  • News Sony's Dropping PlayStation Now on All Devices Apart from PS4, PC

    All change, please

    PlayStation Now will soon only be available on the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC, it's been announced. Sony's oft-misunderstood cloud streaming solution will prevent registrations starting 15th March on the PlayStation 3, Vita, and PS Vita TV, as well as all Bravia and Samsung televisions. The service will subsequently cease to...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • Vita
    • Bravia
  • News GTA Online Conspiracy Theory Suggests Aggressive AI Is Out to Get You

    Car combat

    It's been a while since we wrote about Grand Theft Auto Online - Grand Theft Auto V's multiplayer component - but this story is just too interesting to ignore. Brought to our attention by a gif-filled article over on Kotaku, there's a Grand Theft Auto Online conspiracy theory that suggests the game's artificial intelligence has recently...

    • Rockstar
    • PS4
    • Grand Theft Auto
  • News Sony: Horizon's Aloy Is a PlayStation Icon of the Future

    Girl power

    Sony's made no secret of the fact that it sees Horizon: Zero Dawn as one of its next tentpole franchises, and at the heart of that is Aloy, the red-headed huntress who serves as both the game's protagonist and its focal point. The platform holder has talked candidly about the heroine in the past, revealing that it can be risky to go with...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Horizon
  • News Which City Will Watch Dogs 3 Be Set In?

    New tease points to outside America

    A new ending has been patched into Watch Dogs 2 which teases the location of the next game in the series. Ubisoft dropped a meaty 10GB patch for the open world title earlier this week, adding new clothing, bug fixes, and the aforementioned concluding cut-scene. There are spoilers in this article, so if you don't...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • Watch Dogs
    • Patches
  • News Don't Call Mass Effect: Andromeda an Open World Game

    Producer stresses that it isn't one

    Mass Effect: Andromeda ain't no open world adventure, producer Mike Gamble has told to the Official Xbox Magazine in an interview. "I definitely wouldn't call Andromeda an open world game," Gamble states. Instead, he refers to Andromeda as "an exploration-based game", and goes on to suggest that this approach...

    • BioWare
    • PS4
    • Mass Effect
  • Japanese Sales Charts Nioh Takes a Stab at Second Place

    PS4 continues to top hardware

    Unfortunately for PlayStation 4 exclusive Nioh, it's had to go up against a new Dragon Quest game during its first week on the Japanese market, meaning that it was never going to snatch that coveted top spot. The critically acclaimed action title skewered second place, selling 75,477 copies - not a gigantic amount,...

    • Japan
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • PS4
    • PS3
  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn's TV Commercial Spotlights PS4 Pro

    Will run on TV, online, and in cinemas

    What madness is this? Sony's actually going to advertise the PlayStation 4 Pro on television and in cinemas, with its big Horizon: Zero Dawn commercial spotlighting the supercharged system. This commercial will run all month across Europe, and will presumably air during the many Champions League matches that...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Horizon
    • Commercials
    • Advertising
  • News Free-to-Play Action MMO Skyforge Is Questing to PS4 This Spring

    Sky's the limit

    If you're up for some more free-to-play questing on PlayStation 4, then you're in luck, as Skyforge is heading to Sony's current-gen console this spring. The MMO has been available on PC for over a year now, and based on what we've seen of it, it looks like a solid enough role-playing experience. It boasts various player classes...

    • My.com
    • PS4
    • Skyforge
  • News Let Your Imagination Run Wild in LEGO Worlds This March

    Build me up buttercup

    Like every child on the planet, we used to play with LEGO when we were little. Except our "master builds" didn't include the Taj Mahal or the Great Barrier Reef – we simply settled for a square house with a flat roof on the top. Good times. Anyway, LEGO is obviously really fun whatever you're building, and LEGO Worlds is...

    • Warner Bros
    • PS4
    • LEGO Worlds
  • Hands On Jumping at Shadows in Prey on PS4

    A player chooses, the prey obeys

    Welcome to the first-person perspective of Morgan Yu, the androgynous protagonist of Prey. Once you've assigned Morgan a gender (a choice with no experiential ramifications) you awake in Morgan's apartment, decorated in a style delicately coined 'neo-deco' that somehow feels like a familiar sight. It's here that Prey...

    • Bethesda
    • PS4
    • Prey
    • Hands On
    • Features
  • News VR Tennis Online Targets the Baseline in Japan Tomorrow

    15-0

    A tennis game? On the PlayStation 4? No way? Yes way: Japanese developer Colopl has announced that VR Tennis Online will launch tomorrow in Japan for PlayStation VR, and it'll cost ‎¥2,490 (~$21). The game's already out on Oculus Rift so a Western release is likely, but there's no word on when we'll get it just yet. Nevertheless, you can...

    • COLOPL
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
    • VR Tennis Online
  • News StarBlood Arena Explodes onto PlayStation VR on 11th April

    Mech madness

    StarBlood Arena, the totally-not-RIGS-but-still-kinda-RIGS arena shooter for PlayStation VR, will launch on 11th April in Europe and North America. In the video embedded above, Scott Campbell from developer WhiteMoon Dreams talks through the title's PlayStation Experience trailer, and expands upon some of the nuances that you may have...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • StarBlood Arena
    • Release Dates
  • News Japan Takes Final Fantasy XV's Cup Noodle Commitments to the Next Level

    Don't tell Gladio

    Have you completed that embarrassing Cup Noodle quest in Final Fantasy XV? Were you disappointed that you weren't rewarded with some Cup Noodle headwear? Yeah, us too, but don't give in to despair just yet, because Cup Noodle maker Nissin Foods has announced a Final Fantasy Cup Noodle collection in Japan - and the Final Fantasy...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Final Fantasy