News - March, 2017

Friday31st Mar 2017

  • Guide April 2017 PS4 Games Release Dates

    Upcoming PlayStation 4 releases in April 2017

    With the ordinarily slow month of April representing a brand new fiscal year, you may be forgiven for thinking that the PlayStation 4's purple patch may be coming to an end. But as our April 2017 PS4 games release dates guide shows, there's lots to look forward to over the Easter period and beyond. The...

  • Video Can Harvest Moon Still Promise a Wonderful Life on PS4?

    The best barn none?

    Poor old Harvest Moon's had its thunder stolen by Stardew Valley somewhat, hasn't it? A Wonderful Life launched as a PS2 Classic on the PlayStation 4 this week, and we captured the super slow first 15 minutes so that you can see how it looks on Sony's new-gen console. It's definitely dated, but it's got a certain charm don't you...

  • News The Witcher Series May Not Be Done Yet, Says CD Projekt Red

    The Witcher without Geralt?

    At this point just about everyone is aware of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's success, both critically and commercially. It's very much set the bar for role-playing games going forward, but will we ever see another Witcher title now that Geralt's story is over? Developer CD Projekt Red can't seem to give a definitive answer...

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  • News Keep an Eye Out for Gran Turismo Sport Beta Codes

    Polyphony waves the checkered flag

    Gran Turismo Sport's beta started a little while back, but only a very small selection of people got in. Now it seems developer Polyphony Digital is ready to expand the starting grid, as we're seeing lots of reports of Americans who are suddenly getting access to the 13GB server stress test. You'll know you're in...

  • Deals The Best Cheap PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro Bundles

    Get a great deal today

    There's never been a better time to buy a new PlayStation 4, whether it's the light as a feather PS4 Slim or super-powered PS4 Pro. With the opening months of 2017 bringing a cavalcade of quality software releases, now is the right time to either upgrade your system or pick up your very first. And just for you, we've put...

  • News WipEout Omega Collection's Pre-Order Theme Is a Thing of Beauty

    Omega

    There are no shortage of terrible PlayStation 4 dynamic themes, but this WipEout Omega Collection pre-order bonus is not one of them. On the bottom panel it shows anti-grav vehicles zooming around a hairpin bend, while the top section includes models of some of the franchise's most iconic jets. And it's all set to the sound of ear-shattering...

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    Review Snake Pass

    You shall snake pass

    Ah, the age of the 3D platformer. Things were simpler back then: we had Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, and – of course – Gex. Oh, how we laughed along with the latter little scamp through his adventures – one of them containing Red Dwarf actor Danny John-Jules and a former Playboy model in FMV. Truly a game that could've only...

  • News Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Shows Its Hand on PS4 This Weekend

    House of cards

    We've no idea why it's taking The Witcher developer CD Projekt RED so long to put out a collectible card game, but Gwent: The Witcher Card Game will finally get its first technical test on the PlayStation 4 this weekend. All you'll need to do to participate is download the 3GB client from the PlayStation Store for free, and you'll...

  • Game of the Month Top 4 PlayStation Games of March 2017

    Robot dinosaurs, giant demons, more robots, and truth bullets

    March has been another great month for Sony's current-gen console, a machine which seems to be keen on completely stripping us of our free time. Back at the end of February, we were forced to point out that PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn would be, if anything, featured in this...

  • News WipEout Omega Collection's Anti-Grav League Opens 6th June

    4K, 60 frames-per-second on PS4 Pro

    It's the one many of us have been waiting for: WipEout Omega Collection will release on the PlayStation 4 on 6th June in North America and 7th June in Europe, with pre-orders rolling out on the PlayStation Store as we type. The compilation – a collection of remastered versions of WipEout HD, WipEout HD Fury, and...

Friday31st Mar 2017

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    Review Korix

    Nuketown

    Korix is a real-time, strategy, tower defence PlayStation VR title. Your world has been destroyed and your race is on the brink of extinction, so you must rally your troops, rebuild your defences, and launch a revenge attack. The game's campaign is level based, each beginning by laying out a different landscape, which consists of a large...

Thursday30th Mar 2017

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Thursday30th Mar 2017

  • News Destiny 2 Will Have an Open Beta Later This Year

    Gameplay reveal also incoming

    Now that the Destiny 2 talk can take place without having to tiptoe around rumours and speculation, we should be hearing much, much more about Bungie's sequel over the coming months. The developer is promising a gameplay reveal on the 18th May, and later this year, you'll be able to try the shooter out for yourself...

  • News Nioh Is Koei Tecmo's Most Successful Western Release

    Die by the sword

    Regular readers will know that associate editor Robert Ramsey is a big fan of Koei Tecmo's output, from the various Warriors games right the way through to Toukiden. But something we always discuss here at Push Square Towers is how the publisher's business can possibly be viable: it deploys dozens of games every year and rarely do...

  • News Injustice 2 Unmasks Scarecrow, Captain Cold

    Cold as ice

    Who doesn't love a bad boy, eh? Warner Bros has released the latest in a long string of Injustice 2 trailers, this time focusing on some nasty men like Gorilla Grodd and Bane. But look closely and you'll spy two additional nemeses: Captain Cold and Scarecrow. Terror just got taken to a whole new level in NetherRealm's upcoming brawler.

  • News Dragon Quest Heroes II Hits Hard with Two More Playable Characters

    Stand and fight

    We're starting to lose track of all these Dragon Quest Heroes II trailers, but that hasn't stopped Square Enix from pumping out another one. This time, we get a look at two more playable characters - both of whom hail from Dragon Quest VI. Those of you who played the first Heroes game will probably recognise Terry as he makes his...

Wednesday29th Mar 2017

  • News April PlayStation Plus Games Revealed

    Here we go again

    Sony's revealed April's full PlayStation Plus lineup, and we can already see people sharpening their pitchforks. First off, we have the previously confirmed Drawn to Death on PlayStation 4. It'll be joined by the quirky Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime. Cross-buy titles include 10 Second Ninja X and Curses 'n Chaos, so you can nab...

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    Review Persona 5

    Steal yourself

    Persona 5 is a difficult game to review – not because of its quality or lack thereof, but because it's such an intricate release. It's a role-playing title made up of many different parts, and explaining each and every one of them in detail would take way too long. With that in mind, we'll try to be brief: Persona 5 is a Japanese...

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    Review Fated: The Silent Oath

    Silent but deadly

    The launch of Sony's virtual reality headset served up an impressively strong start for the as-of-yet unproven technology. A large number of games, offering a rather impressive variety alongside some quality exclusives, made for an intriguing entry into the VR space. Unfortunately, since the exceptional launch, the PlayStation VR...

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  • Talking Point Which Free April 2017 PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    Drawn to death

    We already know one of April 2017's free PlayStation Plus games: it's David Jaffe's notebook-based shooter Drawn to Death. But we're expecting Sony to announce the remainder of April's offering later this week, and that begs the question: what do you want? There are a smattering of new titles due out on 4th April – when the free...

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    Review Dark Souls III: The Ringed City

    At the world's end

    The Ringed City is the end of many things. While it marks the final instalment of Dark Souls III's short run of downloadable content, it also marks the potential end for Dark Souls as we know and love it. Oh, and it also marks the end of the world. Found within endless fields of ash, The Ringed City plays host to an array of new...

  • News Final Fantasy XV March Update Improves Infamous Chapter 13, Adds Other Stuff

    Too little, too late?

    Those of you who have been keeping track will know that Final Fantasy XV's first downloadable content episode launches on the 28th March, but that's not all Square Enix has planned for this month. Detailed in the video that we've embedded above, the game's March update will - at long last - make improvements to the title's...

  • News A Bunch of Mass Effect: Andromeda Bugs Are Being Worked On

    Face off

    Only adding fuel to the 'wait six months before you buy it' debate, Mass Effect: Andromeda launched in a sorry state last week. The game's not outright broken, but it's easily one of the buggiest big-budget titles that we've played on PlayStation 4. Fortunately, EA and BioWare are on the case. A list of known bugs has been posted over on...

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    Review Rain World

    Singin’ in the rain

    The second title of Sony's indie Spring promotion, Rain World offers a drastically different experience from Everything, the initiative's first offering. Developed by Videocult and published by Adult Swim, this newest in the long enduring Metroidvania genre offers something rather unique from its ilk: Rain World is more a...

  • Video Does Yooka-Laylee Delight on the PS4?

    Early impressions of Playtonic's platformer

    Snake Pass is kick-starting a retro platformer renaissance this week, but Yooka-Laylee is right around the corner. We've been playing the Banjo-Kazooie throwback for a good few weeks now, and we figured it was worth pulling together a bit of gameplay footage (under strict pre-release guidance from...

  • News Destiny 2 Just Got Officially Announced By the Way

    In case you missed it

    This, folks, is what we call in the industry an 'anti-climax'. Activision has officially announced Destiny 2, though it basically just uploaded a logo to the franchise's official Twitter account. Yes, the '2' really is as big as on the leaked poster – like we said at the time, we assume that the publisher wants to clearly...

  • UK Sales Charts Mass Effect Andromeda Sits Behind Predecessors

    Fails to outsell second and third entry

    Mass Effect: Andromeda has topped the UK sales charts, but it's only managed to outsell the first title in the series. The game enjoyed the third best debut in the four game Mass Effect series, with both Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 netting better week ones. It's perhaps worth noting that the industry has...

Tuesday28th Mar 2017

Monday27th Mar 2017

  • News Valkyria Revolution Deploys from 27th June on PS4, Vita

    A new chronicle

    It may not be the console sequel to Valkyria Chronicles that many asked for, but action role-playing game Valkyria Revolution will arrive on Western shores on 27th June in North America and 30th June in Europe. The game will be available both physically and digitally on the PlayStation 4, while you'll be able to purchase a digital...

  • News Is Sony Prepping a Slimmer PS4 for Release This Year?

    One report reckons so

    Three years into the cycle, Sony refreshed its entire PlayStation 4 hardware line with the PS4 Pro, PlayStation VR, and, of course, the PS4 Slim. But tech site Digitimes believes that the Japanese giant may now be planning an even smaller version of its uber-successful system. But is there any truth to the report? As part of...

  • News Emma Stone May Be in Death Stranding, But This Isn't Proof

    Fake image emerges

    Emma Stone is rumoured to be one of the characters in Hideo Kojima's upcoming Death Stranding – you can read the original report here if you want to know more. This weekend, however, an image has been doing the rounds purporting to show the award-winning actress' in-game character model. This is what it looks: The picture...

  • News Mad Sports Game Lethal League Aims for Your Face in May

    Bat crazy

    We feared that futuristic sports games died with Speedball 2100, but they're making something of a resurgence between Rocket League and various others right now. And the good news is that Team Reptile's zany Lethal League has been officially confirmed for a 10th May release on the PlayStation 4, so add another to the list. The game...

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  • News Diablo III Patch 1.18 Brings Seasons to PS4, Out Now

    We're going to win the league

    Diablo III's popular seasons game mode has arrived on PlayStation 4 as part of a new update. Patch 1.18 is available to download now on Sony's console, bringing with it a number of improvements - but obviously, the big talking point here is the aforementioned seasons. In a nutshell, seasons allows players to...

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    Review Everything

    Mind blowing

    If there's one truth that can be guaranteed in this universe it's that Everything will divide opinion like few other games. The scientific simulation comes courtesy of Mountain maker David OReilly and promises the impossible: the ability to control everything in the universe – including the very fabrics of space itself. But can such...

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    Review This Is the Police

    911 is not a joke

    Weappy Games' strategy-cum-noir adventure This Is the Police has you inhabit the day-to-day drudgery of retiring police chief Jack Boyd, grinding out his last 180 days on the force and trying to keep things running smoothly for the city of Freeburg's corrupt mayor. Dogged by allegations of corruption and a career full of regret, we...

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    Review Toukiden 2

    Oni you can save mankind

    Toukiden 2 begins with a huge battle in Yokohama. Monsters known as Oni have wreaked havoc across the world of man and are advancing down from the North. There is a plan to stop their advance in Yokohama by leading a force of Demon Slayers against them. However, things aren't looking good as the Oni are on the rampage and...

  • News PlayStation Exclusive Prices Plunge in NA PS Store Sale

    Only on PlayStation

    PlayStation exclusives are the focus of the latest North American PlayStation Store sale, as the prices plunge on some of Sony's biggest releases. Starting today you'll be able to get the likes of God of War III Remastered for $5.99 and Until Dawn for $9.99, and honestly if you haven't played either of those then you really...

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    Review 2Dark

    2Bad

    In 2Dark you play as Smith, a man with a tortured past. On a camping trip many years ago his wife was murdered and his two children kidnapped. In response to these tragic events, he dedicates his life to not only finding his own children, but also saving other kidnapped youngsters. To this end, the game will see you sneak into various areas of...

  • News Dovetail Games Euro Fishing Bags a Big'un on PS4

    All about that bass

    Dovetail Games Euro Fishing will reel-ease on the PlayStation 4 on 11th April, the simulation maker has revealed. Available to pre-order in Europe today at 20 per cent off, the title hopes to lure you in with the promise of angling excellence, as you work your way through the fishing big leagues across five different modes. In...

  • News Dark Souls III Is Getting a Better Framerate on PS4 Pro

    In before 'Bloodborne'

    Dark Souls III's getting fresh content in the form of The Ringed City imminently, and From Software has released the patch notes for an update coming to the PlayStation 4 later this week. And among improvements to the PvP portion of the game and a bunch of bug fixes is the promise of "increased framerate for gameplay on the...

  • Store Update 21st March 2017 (Europe)

    Deep space

    Whey! After a slow week, the European PlayStation Store is back to its monstrous best, bringing everything from Mass Effect: Andromeda to Toukiden 2 to a console near you. Other notable additions include Gravity Rush 2's free DLC and the existential awesomeness that is Everything. PS4 Games: Goat Simulator: Waste of Space Bundle 21st...

  • News Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory Comes West on PS4, Vita in 2018

    Prodigious

    It's only just been announced in Japan, but Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory already looks like it could be heading West. Publisher Bandai Namco has trademarked the name "Hacker's Memory" in Europe, suggesting that it's planning on bringing the latest game overseas at some point. It'll be available on PlayStation 4 and Vita...

  • News Don't Forget About Gravity Rush 2's Free DLC

    Raven's time to shine

    Poor, poor Gravity Rush: it really is the black sheep of Sony's first-party. We'd forgotten all about Gravity Rush 2's side-story until a poster here on Push Square mentioned it, prompting us to think it may have been delayed. Not true: it's just arrived with so little fanfare that you may be forgiven for forgetting all about...

  • News Dragon Quest XI Will Soon Have a Confirmed Japanese Release Date

    Time to get your hopes up

    We've seen very little of Dragon Quest XI since it was announced last year, but that won't be stopping Square Enix from slapping it with a Japanese release date. Previously, the highly anticipated role-playing game was scheduled for a vague '2017' launch, but the Japanese publisher has confirmed that it'll be getting a...

Monday20th Mar 2017

Sunday19th Mar 2017

  • News Mass Effect: Andromeda's Animation Thing Has Gone Too Far Now

    Fans go on the offensive and force BioWare to respond

    The Internet has an unfortunate habit of taking a joke too far, and that's exactly what's happened with Mass Effect: Andromeda's goofy animations. The title's weird expressions – which have tired faster than a certain crew member's face – have been ridiculed for several days now, but the...

  • News Here's a Better Look at Uncharted: The Lost Legacy's Chloe

    Frazer

    Uncharted favourite Chloe Frazer will star in this year's mini-story The Lost Legacy, and creative director Shaun Escayg has posted up a new screenshot to Twitter showing off the heroine. There's not really much to say other than… Well, the image sure looks like Chloe, eh? Escayg also posted up a picture of Nadine Ross, who will accompany...

Saturday18th Mar 2017

  • News Gran Turismo Sport's Really Looking Great in Beta

    One hour of PS4 footage

    It was supposed to release last year so it's no surprise to see Gran Turismo Sport's beta looking more polished than a showroom supercar. The sampler launched for a select number of players in North America today and already streams are starting to pop up around the web. While we're sure better quality footage will emerge...

  • Hands On FlatOut 4 Is Total Insanity on PS4

    Car-nage

    Tail between the legs time: we should really have a FlatOut 4: Total Insanity review live on the site already. Alas, we're not quite ready to publish our verdict just yet so you're going to have to make do with a brief hands on piece and a video. Sorry about that. Anyway, it's pretty good. Unlike its soul-sappingly bad predecessor, World...

  • News We Can't Stop Thinking About This Fixed MLB 17 Glitch

    Strong trypophobia trigger warning

    It's a funny old world, isn't it? You've got franchises like Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Siren all striving to create the most gruesome enemies in gaming, but Sony San Diego has stumbled upon what is surely the most harrowing character model we've ever seen by accident. Below you'll see a glitch that the team...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 160

    Business as usual

    Ahhh, good – the weekend has arrived again. With the nights drawing longer but the weather still pretty poor, we reckon you can get away with another couple of days curled up on the couch with your PlayStation 4. Here's what we're playing this time. Graham Banas, Reviewer: The monster winter storm that we got has delayed me...

Friday17th Mar 2017

Thursday16th Mar 2017

  • News Mass Effect: Andromeda Has Some Pretty Funny Scenes

    But we don't think they're intentional

    We jumped on Horizon: Zero Dawn for that cut-scene pretty quickly, so in the interests of keeping things fair, this Mass Effect: Andromeda clip that's doing the rounds probably deserves a post. If nothing else it had your humble host in stitches of laughter, so maybe it'll brighten up your day:

  • News Is Emma Stone Going to Star in Death Stranding?

    "That's a lovely rumour"

    At this point, we can probably safely say that Hideo Kojima has been given a blank cheque by Sony to make Death Stranding. The auteur not only has one of the most stylish indie game offices in the universe, but he's also busy snapping up hot Hollywood talent like Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen to star in the game. And one...

  • News Guerrilla Already Hard at Work on Expansion to Horizon's Story

    No rest for the wicked

    Horizon: Zero Dawn has sold incredibly well, becoming Sony's biggest new IP launch of the PlayStation 4 generation and Guerrilla Games' largest ever debut. But buried inside the celebratory press release is this little tidbit from managing director Hermen Hulst: "We're thrilled that Horizon: Zero Dawn has been embraced by...

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    Review Dying: Reborn

    Tonight, Mathew

    Dying: Reborn's one of those games that, as a reviewer, makes you feel a bit rubbish. It's not a good game – in fact, it's pretty bloody bad – but you can tell that a tiny studio has tried its very best to make something cool. Also available on PlayStation VR and the Vita (either individually or as part of a three game bundle),...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Has Been a Huge Commercial Hit for Sony

    Guerrilla's biggest ever debut sells 2.6 million copies in two weeks

    You're looking at the birth of a massive new PlayStation franchise here: Horizon: Zero Dawn has sold 2.6 million units in the two weeks since its release. Those numbers represent copies of the game in consumers' hands, rather than shipped to stores. It makes the game Sony's...

  • News Uncharted 4's Getting Free Savage Starlight Content

    To infinity and beyond

    One for the hardcore Naughty Dog fans here: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is getting free Savage Starlight content in multiplayer. The fictional sci-fi series first appeared in The Last of Us, and has become one of the Californian studio's more popular Easter eggs in recent years. Starting from 17th March, you'll be able to kit...

  • Hands On Little Nightmares Is Primed for Greatness

    Hungry for more

    Of the many games that were playable on the show-floor at PAX East 2017, Tarsier Studios' Little Nightmares was one of the titles we were most excited to get our hands on. And we were lucky enough to get some time with the game as well as chat with level designer Matthew Compher about some elements of the title announced back in...

  • News Shenmue III Clears Some QTEs in Cruddy Dev Diary

    Changed my mind

    Shenmue III's supposed to release this year, but we'll save you the disappointment of a delay right here and now: it's not. Ys Net has uploaded its first developer diary in months today, and it's basically two minutes of next to nothing, as the team laugh and joke their way around the company's distinctively pokey office. There is a...

  • News Blast Off with 40 Minutes of Mass Effect: Andromeda PS4 Pro Gameplay

    Into the void

    Hey, Mass Effect: Andromeda really isn't far off now, and if you're struggling to contain your intergalactic excitement, then you may want to keep yourself busy with the 40 minute gameplay video that we've embedded above. Running on PS4 Pro, the sci-fi role-playing release looks the part - although at this point we're still struggling...

  • News Tekken 7 Will Kick the Crap Out of Two Crossover DLC Characters

    But who could they be?

    Bandai Namco has revealed the contents of Tekken 7's season pass today, offering up some juicy information. First off, pass owners will get access to a "brand-new game mode" and over 50 new characters costumes in the summer. There are no concrete dates to go on here, but we assume that this first pack will release not too long...

  • News Blizzard Shares a Little More Info on Diablo III's New Necromancer

    Up and at 'em

    At some point later this year, Diablo III will be getting a whole new playable character class in the form of the Necromancer. We don't have too much to go on when it comes to analysing this corpse-raising warrior, but at least Blizzard seems to enjoy drip feeding us new information. In an official blog post, the developer goes over...

  • News These Dragon Quest Heroes II Characters Sure Love Oversized Weapons

    Don't mess

    Dragon Quest Heroes II is back with another character trailer, this time introducing two party members who have a penchant for oversized armaments. The first is the delightfully named Desdemonda, who wields a giant axe - and she's just about as destructive as you'd expect. The second is Cesar, a prince who's more than happy to swing...

  • News Telltale Chief Kevin Bruner Reportedly Steps Down

    Telltale will remember that

    Telltale gaffer Kevin Bruner has reportedly stepped down from his position of CEO this week, according to sources close to Kotaku scribe Jason Schreier. This is big news because Bruner actually helped found the company which has gone on to become a major household name, following its success primarily on The Walking Dead...

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    Review Journey

    The road less travelled

    Update (14th March, 2017): To celebrate the five year anniversary of Journey's release, we're bringing our original review back from the archives for one day only. A seminal moment in PlayStation history. Enjoy! Originally published (1st March, 2017): Journey is a seminal release; the kind of title that comes once in a...

  • News Final Fantasy XV's Story Was Purposefully Left Incomplete

    Noct like this

    It probably doesn't come as a surprise, but we here at Push Square are divided on Final Fantasy XV and the story that it tries to tell. Some of us think it's done well enough to at least be enjoyable, while others reckon that it's a shambles. We could go on and on about the game's flaws and its inability to please everyone, but...

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    Review LEGO Worlds

    Brick it to the man

    Upon its release in 2011, Minecraft drew plenty of comparisons to LEGO. It was like playing with everyone's favourite Danish export – no, not him – but virtually, and without the damage to your bank account. Hell, LEGO even made Minecraft sets, so you could play your favourite virtual LEGO game in real life with LEGO. So...

  • News God of War PS4's Marketing Is Starting Early

    Or maybe it's right on time?

    Here's a spot of culture for you: it's Father's Day this Sunday in Spain. Who cares, right? (Well, apart from our obviously sizeable audience from España.) Sony's started advertising God of War in Madrid. Spotted on the Metro, the ad shows Kratos and his son Atreus and basically says something along the lines of: "My...

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    Review Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

    Ghost of its former self

    Ubisoft's open world games are pretty much all cut from the same cloth, with each implementing some common systems and design philosophies, while still managing to give each title enough of an individual identity so that they feel different. Previously the Ghost Recon games have all had a mission-based structure, but with...

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    Review Styx: Shards of Darkness

    Sticks and stones

    Admission: we weren't the biggest fans of Styx: Master of Shadows. Despite showing a bit of potential here and there, it was impossible to look past how incredibly frustrating and repetitive the entire game was – there was simply no fun to be had. So going into the sequel, our scepticism was naturally at an all-time high. But we...

  • News Soak Yourself with 35 Minutes of NSFW Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash PS4 Gameplay

    Wet wet wet

    Due out in Japan in just four days, Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash is shaping up to be the most bonkers title in an already mental series. The game sees the cast of buxom female ninja head to the seaside in order to catch some rays and let loose with an arsenal of water guns. It's colourful, crazy, and not at all safe for work - and...

  • News Sony's Spring Play Collective Initiative Is Its Best Ever

    Rain World! PaRappa! Full Throttle! Edith Finch! More!

    For years now Sony has loved a good Spring digital games promotion program, and this year's Play Collective may be its best ever. It spans six titles all set to release over the next six weeks with PlayStation Plus pre-order discounts and a bit of additional marketing muscle behind them. And it...

  • News PAX East 2017: Friday the 13th Panel Shows Off Graphic New Trailer

    Not for the faint of heart

    Just like PAX East 2016, Gun Media had a panel for its asymmetrical multiplayer game about everyone's favorite masked killer at PAX East 2017. We've been following the progress of Jason Voorhees' latest adventure with a rather large amount of excitement, and those in attendance this year were treated to a marvellous new...

  • Store Update 14th March 2017 (Europe)

    Monokuma's waiting

    The new releases never stop, with Styx: Shards of Darkness and Danganronpa 1/2 Reload vying for top billing this time. There's also Kona to look forward to, as well as a dozen or so other smaller indie titles. PS4 Games: Styx: Shards of Darkness 14th March Paladins Founder's Pack 14th March Death Squared 14th March Eekeemoo...

  • News You Can Spend Up to £80 on One Mass Effect: Andromeda Multiplayer Microtransaction

    Co-op point prices confirmed

    Mass Effect: Andromeda's multiplayer offering was always going to have microtransactions. EA's box-buying system seems to have spread to almost all of its properties over the last few years, and BioWare's latest is no different. Much like in Mass Effect 3, you'll be able to purchase packs of randomised items within the...

  • News Mass Effect: Andromeda Teams Up with a Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer

    Best buds

    It's safe to assume that most people who play Mass Effect: Andromeda won't be in it for the multiplayer component - and that's totally fine - but we were fans of Mass Effect 3's co-op offering, so we're actually quite looking forward to seeing whether this new entry in the series can live up to the legacy. Fortunately, things do look...

  • News Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada Shows Off Its Minigames in New PS4 Trailer

    Warriors need downtime, too

    Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada is a much more personal Warriors title, focusing on the life and times of Yukimura Sanada and his famous clan. As such, the game offers an in-depth look at the events that shaped the Sanada, complete with a castle town setting that expands and evolves as you progress. There are even...

Monday13th Mar 2017

  • News PlayStation Now Will Start Streaming PS4 Games This Year

    Expanded horizons

    Sony's announced the first major update to PlayStation Now since dropping a host of platforms earlier in the year: PlayStation 4 games are coming. In addition to the near 500 or so PlayStation 3 titles that can already be streamed with the Japanese giant's on-demand subscription service, new-gen releases will be added as part of a...

  • UK Sales Charts Wildlands Scores the Largest Launch of the Year

    Surprise attack

    Ubisoft has once again proven that it's the master of sleeper hits, as its Ghost Recon: Wildlands has secured the largest launch of the year so far. It didn't feel like there was anywhere near the same anticipation for the co-op shooter as the likes of Horizon: Zero Dawn or The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but it's sitting...

  • News Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Limited and Collector's Editions Detailed

    The Inflated Age

    Fresh off January's news that Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will be released on 11th July, publisher Square Enix has today detailed the various editions that are available for pre-order. Hold onto your DualShock 4s everybody - here we go. Collector's Edition First up is the Collector's Edition, which is now available for...

  • News Dropshot Is Rocket League's Latest New Mode

    Update drops next week

    Psyonix is readying up its latest content update for its evergreen multiplayer smash Rocket League. The headline addition this time around is Dropshot, an all-new game type that introduces yet another way to pit rocket cars against a giant ball. The objective in this new mode is to use the ball to deal damage to segments of...

  • News Mass Effect: Andromeda Has a Crazy Amount of Dialogue

    As you'd expect

    Mass Effect: Andromeda will have "over 1,200" speaking characters, according to creative director Mac Walters. When you stop to think about it, that's a lot of chatty extraterrestrials. During a recent livestream, the BioWare boss said "when you look at the dialogue options, we're basically the equivalent of Mass Effect 2 and 3 put...

  • News Mass Effect: Andromeda's Jaal Means Business in New Gameplay

    What does the scouter say?

    Mass Effect: Andromeda introduces a new race to BioWare's series: the Angara. Naturally, your perception of these new aliens will be shaped by a member of your squad - namely the rather serious Jaal. And, if you'd like to know a bit about this relatively strange looking ally, you may want to give IGN's new video a watch,...

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  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.50 Release Ruled Out

    Still no official date

    There was strong speculation that PlayStation 4 firmware update v4.50 would roll out today, but the lack of a PlayStation Blog post always seemed suspect. Now Sony has clarified on its Ask PlayStation Twitter account, stressing that there's no official date for the upgraded system software announced yet. We'd h

  • Guide 10 Ghost Recon: Wildlands Tips and Tricks for Rookie Agents

    Help for conquering cartels

    With Bolivia under the control of druglords, gangsters, and corrupt military factions, it's safe to say that Ghost Recon: Wildlands' South American setting isn't exactly a prime holiday destination. Thankfully, the game doesn't put you in the shoes of a hapless tourist, instead opting to make you the squad leader of a...

  • News Ghost Recon Wildlands' PS4 Install Size Will Eat a Chunk of Your Hard Drive

    How much space does Tom Clancy take?

    Ghost Recon Wildlands is one of those games that you'll probably want installed on your PlayStation 4 at all times for when your co-op craving calls, but you may want to keep in mind the fact that its install size isn't small. The game will consume about 42.8GB with its day one patch installed. For those curious,...

  • News No, Final Fantasy VII Remake's Battles Aren't Turn Based

    Nomura clarifies

    In case you missed them, Square Enix released some Final Fantasy VII Remake screenshots last month, and the presence of an ATB gauge got people especially excited. Why? Well, such a thing suggests that the battle system is somewhat turn based much like the original, but according to director Tetsuya Nomura, that isn't the case...

  • News Persona 5 DLC Dated, Swimsuit Costumes Are Free

    Costumes, music, and personas from past games

    Atlus has published the release schedule for Persona 5's downloadable content, revealing when you can expect each add-on to drop once the game's on the market. The DLC mostly consists of costume packs based on past titles which are priced at $6.99, but there are also a few $2.99 persona bundles thrown...

  • News March's Free PlayStation Plus Games Are Available Now

    Which will you play first?

    Your free roster of PlayStation Plus games for March 2017 are available to download right now in Europe. Those of you in North America may need to wait a few hours following the publication of this article for the freebies to roll out in your region, but rest assured they're coming. The goodies this time include the...

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    Review Danganronpa 1&2 Reload

    The kids aren't alright

    The Danganronpa series is built around a deliciously gruesome premise: a bunch of high schoolers are held captive - in a school in the first game, a tropical island in the second - and they're told that the only way they'll ever be allowed to go back to their normal life is if they kill one of the other members of the group...

  • News Ghost Recon Wildlands' Day One PS4 Patch Detailed

    You'll need 2.8GB of space for v1.02

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands' day one patch has dropped today alongside the release of Ubisoft's open world co-op shooter. The update – named v1.02 for those keeping tabs – weighs in at a whopping 2.8GB, so you may want to set aside some time to download the band aid if you plan to get stuck in later...

  • News Kingdom Hearts Looks Slick at 60 Frames-Per-Second on PS4

    Disney magic

    The most complicated franchise in gaming will be (practically) complete on the PlayStation 4 this month, as Square Enix is remastering its last-gen remasters for Sony's new-gen system. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix will include a whopping four games and two movies on one Blu-ray disc, and the publisher's dropped the first few...

  • News PlayStation Vue Will Give You More TV, TV, TV for Your Money

    Watch this space

    Remember when the Xbox One was revealed and Microsoft spent more time showing how you could snap Family Fortunes to the side of your screen than actually showing games? Sony was watching, as it's announced a new multi-view feature for the aptly named cord-cutting service PlayStation Vue, which will allow you to observe several...

  • News Plenty of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy News Is Coming Your Way Soon

    Uncharted territory

    Just when we were starting to wonder when we'd hear more about Naughty Dog's Uncharted spin-off, Game Informer has revealed the cover of its next issue, and guess what? It's Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. The PlayStation 4 exclusive was announced back at the PlayStation Experience last year, and will follow series favourite Chloe...

  • Store Update 7th March 2017 (Europe)

    Ghost Recon! NieR Automata! More!

    The good games are showing no signs of slowing, as Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is one of the headline additions on the European PlayStation Store this week. It'll be joined a few days later by the bizarre but brilliant NieR Automata, as well as a ton of PlayStation VR content including the free Danganronpa...

  • News Take a Tour of Mass Effect: Andromeda's Version of the Citadel

    Home sweet home

    Those lucky sods over at IGN have got another video first for Mass Effect: Andromeda, this time taking us on a tour of the Nexus, which is essentially this game's version of the Citadel from the trilogy. It's got everything you'd expect: social areas, research labs, and a commercial district, but the twist here is that the Nexus...

  • News Mass Effect: Andromeda Will Get Free Multiplayer DLC

    Just like Mass Effect 3

    It seems as though BioWare has some steady plans in place for Mass Effect: Andromeda's multiplayer component, as GM Aaryn Flynn has revealed that the co-op portion of the release will be "just like Mass Effect 3". That supposedly means free downloadable content in the form of new maps, equipment, and characters, as well as...

  • News Here's Your NieR: Automata Launch Trailer

    Nines everywhere

    Are you hyped for NieR: Automata? Of course you are! Even if you're not, this launch trailer should get you in the mood ahead of this week's release. The clip teases several of the set-pieces you can expect to find in 2B's campaign, but there's obviously so much more for you to discover in the final release. And if you're not sure...

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  • News Meet the Real-Life Aloy from Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Based on Dutch actress Hannah Hoekstra

    We all know that Ashly Burch lent her larynx to bring Horizon: Zero Dawn protagonist Aloy to life, but one thing we weren't aware of is that the character's based upon the likeness of Dutch actress Hannah Hoekstra. Guerrilla Games revealed earlier in the year that it scanned the star's facial features in order...

  • News It Looks Like PS4 Firmware Update 4.50 Launches Tomorrow

    The big one

    PlayStation 4 firmware update 4.50 is set to release tomorrow, according to post over on Reddit. Said post sources a technical support email from Sony, which supposedly lets slip that the update is incoming. "With the release of System Software Update 4.50 tomorrow there will be a patch to version 2.40 of the PS VR firmware," it reads,...

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    Review NieR: Automata

    Too good 2B true

    We'll probably never write a harder review. NieR: Automata is an enigma: a game with such contempt for convention that we can't even talk about two-thirds of it without spoiling the surprises that await you. This is a game that defies all expectations, flourishing with frequent playthroughs and building to a crescendo that breaks...

  • Round Up Ghost Recon Wildlands PS4 Reviews Are, Er, Wild

    Wild thang

    The ridiculous start to 2017 continues, as apparently Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands is a bit of alright. We haven't got our grubby mitts on the final game just yet, but rest assured we're itching to exercise our trigger finger and bring you a full review on public servers as soon as possible. Here are a handful of reviews that have...

  • UK Sales Charts Horizon: Zero Dawn Beats Zelda to Summit

    Sony's biggest PS4 franchise debut to date

    How well has Horizon: Zero Dawn sold? Exceedingly well – in the UK at least. Sony threw the entirety of its marketing muscle behind Aloy's inaugural adventure, and the results speak for themselves: the role-playing release apparently "comfortably" outsold The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – and...

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    Review The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing

    Bram Joker

    Abraham Van Helsing was first introduced to the world in Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula. He's a Dutch vampire hunter with a vast array of skills and a practically never-ending sequence of letters after his name that highlight his various qualifications. While not a huge hit at the time, Dracula became more successful after Stoker's...

  • News Middle-earth: Shadow of War Takes the P*ss with a 5 Second Gameplay Teaser

    Blink and you'll miss it, literally

    Bloody hell, there are teaser trailers and then there are teaser trailers. Warner Bros. has released what is quite possibly the shortest clip we've seen in years, clocking in at just a few seconds before it cuts off. Of course, this is all to try and get you hyped for the Middle-earth: Shadow of War gameplay...

  • News Hideo Kojima Won't Stop Fultoning Konami Staff

    Poached

    We thought everyone hated Konami, so consider our surprise when we spotted £50 Bomberman smirking at us among the UK sales charts top ten today. Whatever. It seems that Hideo Kojima is still busy poaching staff from his ex-employer, as Horizon: Zero Dawn's credits list a number of names from the new Kojima Productions. Included in the...

  • News PS4 Is Still the UK's Biggest Ever Console Launch

    Will it ever be beaten?

    A new contender threatened to steal the PlayStation 4's console launch crown last week: the Nintendo Switch released in the UK – but it couldn't topple the Sony system's monster debut. According to Games Industry.biz, the Big N's hybrid moved a respectable 80,000 units over its opening weekend – double that of the Wii U...

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    Review Loot Rascals

    Loot scootin' baby

    There have been a lot of permadeath roguelikes released recently. In fact, the only thing more ubiquitous than permadeath roguelikes themselves are tedious and facile declarative sentences about how many permadeath roguelikes have been released recently. This writer should know - he's written a lot of them. They're usually...

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    Review iO

    iO, iO – it's off to work we go

    iO is a 2D physics puzzle game where you are tasked with rolling a ball from A-to-B. The key to getting to the objective is keeping your momentum going by growing and shrinking in size, which directly affects your movement speed. Sounds simple enough, however there are multiple obstacles along the way that are...

  • News Crash Bandicoot PS4 Will Be Playable at PAX East 2017

    N. Sane

    Huge news for you Crash Bandicoot fans trekking out to PAX East 2017 this week: the N. Sane Trilogy will be playable on the PlayStation 4 in Sony's booth. It's one of dozens of titles that the platform holder's bringing to Boston, including Farpoint, Gran Turismo Sport, RIME, and Windjammers. Looks like a really great lineup this year. PAX...

  • News Rocking Persona 5 Trailer Kicks Things Up a Notch Ahead of Launch

    Now it's personal

    As if we needed to get any more excited for Persona 5's launch in just a few weeks, Atlus has released a rocking new trailer that's packed with gameplay and rad beats. As always, the title looks great, and we're now really starting to wonder whether 2017 will end up going down in history as one of the best years for games in...

  • News Outlast 2 Sprints from Danger 25th April on PS4

    Alone in the dark

    If last year was the year of deceased celebrities, then surely 2017 is the year of amazing video games. Everything seems to be exceeding expectations at the minute, and here's an opportunity for another hit: Outlast 2 releases on 25th April for the PlayStation 4. Red Barrels nonchalantly confirmed the date on Twitter moments ago,...

  • News Don't Forget to Download February's Free PlayStation Plus Games

    Your last chance

    Just a gentle reminder that this is your last chance to download February's free roster of PlayStation Plus games. Starting tomorrow, March's lineup – which includes Tearaway Unfolded and Disc Jam – will be made available, so you've got just about 24 hours left to claim the likes of LittleBigPlanet 3, No

  • News Final Fantasy XV's Gladiolus DLC Will Be Playable at PAX East 2017

    First look

    We've barely seen more than a couple of seconds of Final Fantasy XV's first proper DLC add-on Episode Gladiolus, but expect a lot more this weekend as the title will be playable at PAX East 2017. The expansion will be joined by Dragon Quest Heroes II, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, and NieR: Automata. Here's the full lineup: PAX East...

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  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Accused of Cultural Appropriation

    Guerrilla's latest criticised

    Horizon: Zero Dawn is one of the most progressive games that we've played in some time. We're not going to fawn over it for that reason alone – it also happens to be a brilliant adventure built around some incredibly compelling fiction – but its representation of genders, sexuality, and race is second to none as far...

  • News Nintendo Fans Allegedly Force Change to NieR: Automata Troll Item

    NIN64

    This is incredible. NieR: Automata is obviously a role-playing game at heart, and one of its minigames involves stopping at areas of water to fish for items using your robotic companion pod. However, while you can catch fish, sometimes you'll have to make do with junk items – one of which was named 'NIN64' in the original version of the...

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    Review Night in the Woods

    Gregg Rulz Ok

    Night in the Woods, from developer Infinite Fall, is the newest in a line of successful Kickstarter stories. Funded back in late 2013, the game massively exceeded its initial goal, before finding its way into backers' – and consumers' – hands. It's an adventure game that sees you assume control of Mae, an anthropomorphic cat who...

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  • Feature The Promising PS4 Games of March 2017

    Another big month incoming

    A fantastic start to the year for the PlayStation 4 looks set to continue in March, which, on the face of it, looks like another really strong month for Sony's current-gen console. There's a good variety of titles on offer, from blockbusters to niche Japanese collections, and there are even a few promising little digital...

  • News PlayStation's Still Patting Nintendo on the Back

    Corporate congrats

    Sony congratulated Nintendo on the success of Zelda's reviews yesterday, and it's returned to acknowledge the release of the Switch today. Writing on its official Twitter account to over 13 million followers, it shared the following message: "Today's a big day for Nintendo! Congratulations on launch, we can't wa

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 158

    Taste for adventure

    There's no shortage of great games this weekend, as many of you will be getting stuck into Horizon: Zero Dawn for the first time, while we hear a new console launched elsewhere. Still, whether you're Switching it up, battling bots, or playing something entirely different, we want to hear from you in the comments section below...

  • News Hellblade's Two Year Journey Nears An End As Ninja Theory Hits Alpha

    Senua's sacrifice

    It feels like we've been writing about Hellblade for a lot longer than two years, as the title's been re-tooled a couple of times since it was first announced. Still, developer Ninja Theory's been steadily making progress with the intriguing project, and it's announced on the PlayStation Blog today that it's finally hit alpha. This...

  • Site News You Can Now View Push Square's Content as a Timeline

    Options

    Earlier this year we launched our new Push Square layout and we couldn't be happier with it. One of our goals was to better spotlight the breadth of content that we create every single day, without it obstructing general news consumption – and we reckon that we've done an excellent job. However, some regular readers commented that you'd...

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  • News PlayStation Plus March Games Revealed

    Marching on

    Sony's revealed your PlayStation Plus games for March, and it looks like the leak was right. PlayStation 4 owners can look forward to Tearaway Unfolded and Disc Jam; not a bad lineup, considering the former's quality and the latter's enjoyable recent beta. PS4 also gets Lumo, which is cross-buy with Vita. Elsewhere, Sony's handheld is...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Cost a Reported €45 Million to Make

    That seems kinda cheap these days

    Development budgets have soared so much over the past decade or so that we're sitting here surprised at the price tag that's been placed on Horizon: Zero Dawn's head. A report in a Dutch national newspaper claims that the PlayStation 4 exclusive cost over €45 million (~$47 million) to make, and while the exact...

  • News Here's Your Shock First Look at Borderlands 3

    Probably

    Gearbox clearly should have prioritised Borderlands 3 ahead of Battleborn, but what's done is done, and the good news is that the studio is finally forging ahead with the loot shooter sequel. Boss Randy Pitchford took to the stage during an Unreal Engine panel at GDC 2017 today to reveal a little more about the title – much to the...

  • Guide Everything You Need to Know About Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Every question answered

    Horizon: Zero Dawn is comfortably the biggest PlayStation 4 launch of the year so far, and it's arguably the most important new intellectual property that the platform holder's created since The Last of Us. Naturally, we've put together tons of content to help ease you into the role-playing game – and we've included answers...

  • News A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV Now Available For Free on PS4

    King me

    Previously only available as a pre-order bonus, A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV can now be downloaded on PlayStation 4 for free. As you can see in the trailer that we've embedded above, A King's Tale is a sidescrolling hack and slasher, apparently boasting a deep combat system that features magic, summons, and crazy combos. UK users can...

  • Talking Point Are You Enjoying Horizon: Zero Dawn on PS4?

    Totally Oseram

    Even we're willing to admit that the build-up to Horizon: Zero Dawn has been intense. Sony sent us some branded biscuits today to celebrate the launch – that's a sign of how hard it's promoting the PlayStation 4 exclusive game. We're not going to lie, they were pretty tasty, too – but we digress. The release's now readily...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn PS4 Bundles Drop Below £200 in the UK

    Cheap as chips

    Sony's landing some haymakers right now in the UK. In addition to some incredibly aggressive Horizon: Zero Dawn advertising – it's even on freakin' buses here – the platform holder has also worked with retailers to reduce the price of the PlayStation 4 Slim. Up until recently, you could get the console alongside Guerrilla Games'...

  • News Get Money Back from the European PlayStation Store This Month

    Cash back

    It looks like PlayStation Europe's been paying attention to its pals over the Atlantic, announcing an initiative that will see you rewarded with PlayStation Network credit for… Spending PSN credit. Confused? Allow us to explain: if you pump €50 (or a local currency equivalent) into the European PlayStation Store between now and 31st...

  • Japanese Sales Charts NieR: Automata Gets Off to a Surprisingly Strong Start on PS4

    Sliced and diced

    The latest Japanese sales charts are in, and NieR: Automata has jumped straight in at number one. The PlayStation 4 console exclusive sold well, shifting almost 200,000 copies. That's a lot more than most new releases manage in their first week. It was followed up by the new Super Robot Wars game in second and third, on PS4 and Vita...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Has One Helluva Training Montage

    Rocky Bal-brilliant

    We can pinpoint the exact moment we fell in love with Horizon: Zero Dawn: the training montage. The game very quickly goes all The Hunger Games on your ass, and you're rewarded with this brilliant cut-scene as Aloy readies herself for The Proving – a kind of coming of age event that's celebrated annually in Nora lore. If you...

  • Site News Follow Our Horizon: Zero Dawn Hub Page

    Everything in one place

    Hooked on Horizon: Zero Dawn? Want to get all of our updates on the game in one place? Well, we've just created a hub page for Guerrilla Games' role-playing franchise that will keep you abreast of all of the developments in the fledgling series. You can find the page through here; simply click 'Follow' and it will be added to...

  • News Here's 27 Uninterrupted Minutes of NieR: Automata PS4 Gameplay

    Take the blindfold off

    Whoa, it's March already, which means that NieR: Automata is out on PlayStation 4 very soon indeed. The anticipated action role-playing game has gathered a lot of steam over the last year or so, and if you've been wanting to learn more about what the title entails, from its design and structure to its pacing, then you may find...

  • News Ghost Recon: Wildlands Betas Brought in Over 6.8 Million Players

    That's a lot of downed tangos

    Ubisoft has revealed that the two Ghost Recon: Wildlands betas - that's the closed and open tests - managed to attract over 6.8 million players. That's a huge figure, eclipsing even For Honor's and The Division's pre-release efforts, making it the publisher's biggest ever beta phase. It'll be interesting to see how well...