News - April, 2017

Sunday30th Apr 2017

Monday1st May 2017

  • UK Sales Charts Little Nightmares Makes Dream Debut in Fourth

    Puyo Puyo Tetris in 18th place

    Creepy platformer Little Nightmares has managed a dream debut in the UK sales charts, entering in fourth position on the British best sellers list – despite the rundown only including retail sales. The game – which is also likely to have proved a popular pick on the PlayStation Store – did exceptionally well,...

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Friday28th Apr 2017

  • News There's Much More Mega Man Coming to PS4

    Mega, man

    Following on from the success of the Mega Man Legacy Collection on the PlayStation 4, the Korean Ratings Board has outed Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 for Sony's new-gen system. According to the description of the title, the compilation will pick up where its predecessor left off, featuring Mega Man 7, Mega Man 8, Mega Man 9, and Mega Man...

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    Review Syberia 3


    You wouldn't be ignorant if you haven't heard of Syberia 3. It's a point-and-click adventure game developed by French studio Microïds, and it's part of a cult franchise known for its pre-rendered backdrops, distinct mechanical puzzles, and eccentric characters and settings. Syberia 2 was released a mere two years after the original,...

  • Feature The Promising PS4 Games of May 2017

    Maybe, maybe not

    Hmmmm. On paper, May doesn't look like an especially amazing month, but with the way 2017 is going so far, we wouldn't be surprised to see it offer up a few surprise hits. As always, we're here to let you know what we think are the most promising PlayStation 4 titles of next month, so let's dive straight in, shall we? PREY:...

  • Poll Are You Happy with May 2017's PlayStation Plus Games?

    Is it really such a strong month?

    With news having slowed to a crawl as the industry preps itself ahead of E3 this summer, it's only fitting that we end the week with a quick and easy poll. It's been a while since we polled you lot on the quality of PlayStation Plus and its 'free' games, but we reckon May's selection is actually one of the more...

  • News Capcom Is Currently Working on a 'Major' Unannounced Game

    Due out this fiscal year

    Oh Capcom, you tease. Buried in the company's latest business overview document, the publisher mentions a "major title" that it plans on releasing before the end of this fiscal year - that's before the 31st March 2018, in case you're not one for technical terms. Now, this could be absolutely anything, but the wording at...

  • News PS4 Shipments Pass 60 Million as PlayStation Nears Record Profit

    Forecasts predict PS4 install base will reach 78 million next year

    Sony managed to ship an outrageous 20 million PlayStation 4 consoles between 1st April 2016 and 31st March 2017, putting total shipments of the console up to 60 million units worldwide. As of 1st January the device had sold 53.4 million units directly to consumers, so it's probably...

  • News Injustice 2's Joker Is a Hobo with a Happy Face

    Why so serious?

    While there are some questionable character designs in Injustice 2, we must admit we quite like the title's take on sinister supervillain The Joker. With overgrown green locks and a purple trench coat, the character maintains elements of his comic book counterpart, but is unlike any version of the baddie that we've seen before. He...

  • Poll Should Sony Make a PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Sequel?

    And what kind of game should it be?

    Thanks to some flaky fakes, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is back in the headlines. There's no sign that Sony's going to revive the mascot mash-up on the PlayStation 4, but the renewed interest invites an interesting question: should it? And if your answer to that is a resounding yes, then what direction...

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    Review Aaero

    On the right light track

    Rhythm is your weapon in Aaero, a new high-speed fusion of music, light track running, and weapon combat that blazes across the PlayStation 4 in an attempt to reignite the music game genre. Created by independent two-man studio Mad Fellows, Aaero synthesises frantic sci-fi shooting action with solid rhythm game dynamics,...

  • News Dragon Quest XI Snags a Right Royal PS4 Bundle

    Launching alongside game in Japan

    Despite its presence on the Nintendo 3DS as well, Dragon Quest XI is likely to be a gigantic seller for Sony when it releases this summer on the PlayStation 4. It's no surprise to see the publisher pairing up with Square Enix to create a crazy new hardware bundle in time for the role-playing title's 29th July...

  • News LocoRoco Remastered Goes Full-Tilt on 9th May

    About a blob

    There was a period during the PlayStation Portable era where Japan Studio was pumping out some brilliant handheld titles, but they never really got the traction that they deserved. LocoRoco was one such game, a punctual little platformer that looked lovely and played great. And now, in case you missed the memo, it's set to make a...

  • News Dynasty Warriors 9 Finally Being Detailed Next Month

    Begin the march

    It feels like we've been waiting an age, but we'll finally be getting some details on Dynasty Warriors 9 next month. Producer Akihiro Suzuki apologised for the long wait in a tweet, before confirming that more will be revealed in May. You can probably expect a trailer followed by a steady flow of Famitsu articles. All we know about...

  • News This Isn't Your First Look at a PlayStation All-Stars Sequel


    Whether or not PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale was a good game is up for debate, but should there ever be a successor, it would be fascinating to see what direction Sony took. There's been a bizarre amount of chatter about the series online of late, with a sequel supposedly leaking on 4Chan (hint: it was fake) and now artwork arriving on...

Thursday27th Apr 2017

  • News Final Fantasy XV Patch 1.09 Out Now on PS4

    April update adds a lot of stuff

    Final Fantasy XV's latest update is available to download now on PlayStation 4. Patch 1.09 weighs in at a rather hefty 4.7GB, and primarily includes a load of new timed quests for Noct and the gang to undertake. Complete them, and you'll earn quest points that you can spend on various items and equipment. Quite a...

  • News Holy Crap, Bandai Namco Is Bringing Gundam Versus West on PS4

    About time

    Whoa, this came out of nowhere. We were casually browsing YouTube when we stumbled across a brand new video from Bandai Namco - namely a Western announcement trailer for Gundam Versus, which is due out on PlayStation 4 in Japan soon. The latest game in the hit Japanese series, Gundam Versus sees teams of two mobile suits go head-to-head...

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    Review Puyo Puyo Tetris

    Top of the pops

    In a year that's continuously exceeded expectations, you weren't going to bet against Puyo Puyo Tetris being anything less than outstanding, were you? SEGA's gaudy puzzle-'em-up is a real joy, blending the breakneck brick building of Tetris with the more methodical splotch popping of the less-popular Puyo Puyo – sometimes on the...

  • News Play the First Hour of PREY Free on PS4 Right Now

    Pray for PREY

    A quick heads-up for those out of the loop: PREY's demo is out now on the PlayStation 4 – in Europe at least. The opening hour is still planned for release in North America, but it looks like Bethesda has hit a snag that it's trying to rectify as we type. Hopefully that'll be sorted over the next few hours. Still, for those of you...

  • News Resident Evil 7 Falls Short of Capcom's Sales Expectations

    Despite selling over 3.5 million units so far

    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has failed to meet the sales expectations of publisher Capcom, the firm's latest financial report has revealed. The game – which was something of a critical darling – has sold a very respectable 3.5 million units thus far, but that's some way short of the four million units...

Friday28th Apr 2017

  • News Sony Expected to Announce 60 Million PS4 Milestone

    Will be awkward if it doesn't now

    Sony's scheduled to report its financial earnings tomorrow (or today, depending on your timezone), and analyst firm Super Data speculates that the company will confirm that PlayStation 4's sales have passed the 60 million units milestone. As of 1st January, the console was at 53.4 million units sold through to...

Thursday27th Apr 2017

Wednesday26th Apr 2017

  • News May 2017 PlayStation Plus Games Announced

    They differ in NA and EU for the first time in years

    Well this is weird. For the first time in years, next month's PlayStation Plus selection will differ between North America and Europe. North American subscribers can look forward to ABZU and Tales from the Borderlands on PlayStation 4, while European users get Alienation instead of ABZU. Yep,...

  • News PS4's Biggest Games Score Even Bigger Discounts in Europe

    60 per cent off blockbusters

    The Easter sale has now ended, which means that it's time for another PlayStation Store sale in Europe. Sony's knocking up to 60 per cent off some of the PlayStation 4's biggest games, like Destiny: The Collection, Rocket League, Titanfall 2, and Star Wars Battlefront. There are a bunch of LEGO games up for grabs at low...

Thursday27th Apr 2017

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    Review What Remains of Edith Finch

    This old house

    It's been five long years since developer Giant Sparrow released its debut title The Unfinished Swan. We absolutely adored that game when it launched, giving it an elusive perfect score. This left us hungry for more, so every little snippet of information we heard about the dev's follow-up was greeted with anticipation. It'd be quite...

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    Review Statik

    Thinking outside the box

    Statik is a PlayStation VR puzzle game similar in style to Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. You awaken in a strange room as a test subject with both hands locked inside a puzzle box while your captor Dr Ingen observes you from afar. You must solve these puzzle boxes in order to uncover why you are being tested and learn how...

Wednesday26th Apr 2017

Tuesday25th Apr 2017

  • Guide Dragon Quest Heroes II Tips and Tricks For Rookie Knights

    Listen up, cadet

    Dragon Quest Heroes II may be full of cute and colourful monsters, but you should never take them lightly. Indeed, the hack and slash sequel can be pretty darn tough at times, offering up some really tricky boss fights and foes that just don't know when to quit. As such, we've put together seven tips and tricks for rookie knights to...

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    Review Dragon Quest Heroes II

    Royal rumble

    It's time to dust off those slime-smacking weapons, because Dynasty Warriors developer Omega Force is back for another stab at Square Enix's beloved Dragon Quest franchise. Once again, the Japanese studio offers up a colourful action role-playing game stuffed with charm and content. And as is usually the case with an Omega Force sequel,...

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    Review Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3

    Ghost in the hell

    After our multiple hours with Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, we don't see it stalking much besides the bargain bin. Obviously this property has no relation to the sniper games created by Rebellion (Sniper Elite and Nazi Zombie Army), and after just a few minutes anyone can realise it definitely doesn't deserve to be riding the coattails...

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  • News Cities: Skylines Will Build Foundations on PS4 Soon It Seems

    Game already rated for Sony's system in Brazil

    Much to this author's chagrin, Cities: Skylines launched as an Xbox One console exclusive this week – at least, that's what we assumed. However, it seems that's only temporary, as the title's already been rated for release on the PlayStation 4 in Brazil. If this deal turns out to be anything like...

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    Review Outlast II

    Trial and terror

    If the original Outlast is considered a somewhat crude exploration of mental health and the challenges that society faces in understanding it, then its more ambitious successor is all about religion. Outlast II builds on the hide-and-seek format of its forebear, but it weaves the action around a narrative that goes to some decidedly...

  • News Nope, Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III Aren't Releasing This Year

    Yet more evidence

    Realistically, Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III were never going to release in 2017. Heck, at this rate, we'll be lucky to see either of them at E3 this summer. But just in case you're still harbouring some hope that one of them will hit the PlayStation 4 before the year is out, we'd recommend giving this document...

  • Round Up What Remains of Edith Finch PS4 Reviews Prolong Year of Dreams

    Letters to you

    The Unfinished Swan is the rare recipient of a 10/10 score here at Push Square, so we've been eyeballing the imaginative What Remains of Edith Finch with intrigue ever since. Turns out that developer Giant Sparrow has eschewed the sophomore slump with ease, as reviews are out for the fascinating follow-up, and positively glowing...

  • News Days Gone Dev Sony Bend Moving to New Digs After Rapid Expansion

    Studio has more than doubled in size

    As work on Days Gone continues, Sony Bend is growing at a rapid pace. A report published by Oregon newspaper The Bulletin notes that the infamously low-profile firm is to occupy a new office this fall, as it begins to outgrow its current digs. Apparently, the studio has expanded from 45 to 103 employees recently,...

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    Review The Deer God

    Deer God

    A 2.5D platformer set in a mysterious forest, The Deer God sees you playing as the titular majestic mammal - among other animals - which you have been reincarnated as after getting mauled by wolves on a hunting trip. Despite the interesting setting and background, however, developer Cinopt Games' first foray onto console is an...

  • News NieR: Automata Goes Backless 2nd May on PS4

    3C3C1D119440927 officially dated

    A quick update on NieR: Automata's first piece of DLC: it'll deploy on 2nd May in North America and Europe, the same day as the content – named 3C3C1D119440927 – is set to release in Japan. The add-on pack includes new colloseums, quests, and costumes – including 2B's rather lovely looking backless dress...

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    Review Full Throttle Remastered

    Asphalt and trouble

    Never has the fallibility of memory been clearer than when revisiting video games from the past. It can be surprising just how big the gulf between recollection and reality can be, leaving you to wonder if your brain just might be responsible for some of the greatest video game remasters of all time. As with last year's...

  • News March 2017 NPD: Two PS4 Exclusives in Top Five Spots

    Horizon: Zero Dawn and MLB The Show 17 start strong

    United States sales tracking firm NPD has changed its public data release format yet again this month, revealing the top 20 best-selling titles in America for March – with some digital included. You may recall that the organisation already announced hardware results, with the Nintendo Switch's...

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  • News Fancy a Better Look at 2B's Backless Costume in NieR: Automata?

    Oh, you're actually here for the new gameplay?

    NieR: Automata's getting new DLC which will add additional Colosseum battles to the game, alongside a fresh batch of threads for each of the title's primary protagonists. These outfits are based upon the origina—oh what the heck, here's 2B's backless dress in all of its glory: The add-on pack –...

Wednesday19th Apr 2017

  • News Watch Dogs 2's Biggest Ever Update Drops This Month

    Adds PvP, online races, more

    Watch Dogs 2 garnered a decent amount of praise when it launched late last year, but its arrival didn't really set the world alight. Although it's commonly considered to be a sequel that improves upon just about everything that its predecessor got right, it released in a crowded period and was unfortunately overlooked by...

  • News Marvel Heroes Omega Enters Closed Beta on PS4 This Week

    Here's how you can get in

    Marvel Heroes Omega, the free-to-play PlayStation 4 action role-playing game, is entering closed beta from Friday, 21st April – and you'll be able to pay for access. While the final version of the superhero outing will be complimentary, those of you who purchase the founder's pack will be guaranteed access to the...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Numbers Continue to Drop as Software Dries Up


    The Japanese sales charts haven't made for especially interesting reading in weeks - at least as far as PlayStation goes. Since the launch of the Nintendo Switch last month, the PlayStation 4 has been pushed out of focus due to a lack of notable software releases. Naturally, this also means that hardware figures are in a gradual decline, with...

  • News Ex-Quantic Dream Employees Reference Unannounced PS4 Project

    Prior to Detroit's announcement

    Oh FFS! There's a strong rumour doing the rounds that Quantic Dream is busy beavering away on a second PlayStation 4 project in addition to Detroit: Become Human – except it's the flakiest piece of reporting we've seen in some time. While it wouldn't exactly be shocking to learn that the French outfit is prototyping...

  • News So, You Can Become a Character in Drawn to Death

    Sony launches new competition

    It seems a lot of people loathe Drawn to Death, but we really like it – or at least, this author did anyway. If you're one of those that doesn't enjoy the hand-sketched third-person shooter, then you may want to quietly toodle out of this thread before tediously reminding us how "terrible" it is in the comments...

  • News Scheduled PlayStation Network Maintenance Returns Next Week

    But it shouldn't really affect you

    People like to complain, but there's no doubt that the PlayStation Network has improved a lot these past couple of years. There hasn't been a proper outage in months, and things generally feel much more stable these days than they did at the start of the generation. Still, maintenance is required if an online...

  • News Bandai Namco Trademarks Pac-Man Maker in Europe

    Pinky and Clyde

    Sounds like you may be making your own Pac-Man stages soon, as Bandai Namco has trademarked a title named Pac-Man Maker in Europe. There's no other information – though it seems quite self-explanatory from where we're sitting – but we'd expect some kind of announcement in the relatively near future. To be clear, there's no...

Thursday20th Apr 2017

  • Video VR Invaders Arms You with a Shooter and a Shield

    Offence to defence

    PlayStation VR developers seem to be going in one of two directions right now: cockpit shooters or stationary arcade shooters. VR Invaders: Complete Edition falls into the latter camp, seeing you dive into the shoes of a dude who has to destroy rogue viruses in a virtual reality computer or something. It's proper meta. There is a...

Tuesday18th Apr 2017

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    Review The Disney Afternoon Collection

    The collection that flaps in the night

    The early-to-late nineties were a renaissance for Disney: the company was not only producing some of the most memorable and innovative films it would ever produce but also releasing spectacular original animated television series. Ducktales, Goof Troop, TaleSpin, Gargoyles, and Darkwing Duck were just some of...

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    Review Late Shift

    Minimum wage

    Towards the back end of last year, we were pleasantly surprised by a full-motion video game named The Bunker. The first of its kind on PlayStation 4, its story, characters, and acting performances were the driving factors in what was a short but sweet experience. Publisher Wales Interactive is now back with a second foray into the FMV...

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    Review Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom

    Shiny happy people

    Life can sometimes feel like waiting for the proverbial bus. While everyone has been patiently anticipating Yooka-Laylee, it actually isn't the only colourful Kickstarter game to make its way to the PlayStation 4 this month: somewhat lesser known is Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom. This is an action role-playing game, but it's not...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Patch 1.13 Cleans Up Remaining Complaints

    Background music support incorporated

    One thing that's perhaps gone unmentioned with regards to Horizon: Zero Dawn is just how polished the experience was at launch. We reviewed the game using unpatched pre-release code – a rarity these days – and we didn't encounter any bugs, glitches, or meaningful gripes. When you consider that the open world...

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    Review Guardians of the Galaxy: Episode One - Tangled Up in Blue


    Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy seems to assume that you're already familiar with the titular team of loveable rogues after the success of the 2014 smash-hit movie of the same name, as there is very little in the way of introduction for any of the characters involved. This is simultaneously Episode One's greatest strength and greatness...

  • UK Sales Charts Ghost Recon Returns As Persona 5 Disappears

    Atlus JRPG drops out of the Top 40 entirely

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands reclaimed its place at the top of the UK sales charts this week, as stock issues caused Persona 5 to fall from the summit to outside the Top 40 entirely, which is the first time we've ever seen that happen. Talk about front-loaded! The top five was dominated by some...

  • News PlayStation VR Exclusive Farpoint Travels to a Mad, Mad World

    Sony's sci-fi shooter seems much deeper than expected

    We've played Farpoint a fair few times now and really enjoyed the PlayStation VR exclusive shooter, but we never really expected it to have much in the way of story. This new trailer has exceeded our expectations, then, as it sets the scene on a dangerous journey to a different planet. It's…...

  • News Bandai Namco Reveals New Action RPG from God Eater Team

    Prepare to dine

    You may have seen Bandai Namco released a teaser trailer for a new title last week, and now it's been officially announced as an action role-playing game named Code Vein, which is set to release on as of yet unspecified platforms. It's probably safe to assume that the PlayStation 4 will be one of the consoles that the title comes to...

  • News Sony XDev Europe's Been Showing Shuhei Yoshida Secret Stuff

    And some things we know about

    It's around this time of the year that work likely starts in earnest for the impending E3 2017, and Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida is currently in the UK visiting some of the European studios. And according to Twitter scuttlebutt, he's spent the day at Sony XDev Europe, checking out some of the conduit...

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    Review The Inner World

    Outside help

    The Inner World is a fun and charming experience set in an imaginative world, but it's held back by a number of all too common flaws of the adventure game genre. You play as the naive Robert, an apprentice who has spent his whole life living in a castle under the watchful eye of Conroy, a wind monk in charge of ensuring wind continues...

  • News Sony's Bringing the 1TB PS4 Slim to the United States

    Small chassis, huge HDD

    It's been available in Europe for quite some time now, but Sony's announced that the 1TB PlayStation 4 Slim is launching in the United States this month. Obviously this is identical to the system already available in the US, it just comes with a bigger internal HDD and carries an MSRP of $299.99. There's more information on...

  • News The Warden Brings a Bloody Big Bear to Battle in The Elder Scrolls Online's New Trailer

    That's roar like it

    The Warden is The Elder Scrolls Online's first additional player class, and the range of abilities that they offer should make them an interesting choice in terms of gameplay. Of course, the headline act here is that they're able to summon a bunch of different beasts to aid them in combat, so expect to see Morrowind flooded with...

  • News Ghost Recon: Wildlands' Expansion Trailer Hits the Road

    Ghost busters

    Ghost Recon: Wildlands' first expansion, Narco Road, sees the rough and ready agents infiltrate a fresh part of the Santa Blanca cartel as they attempt to put a stop to an infamous drug smuggler. Pretty standard stuff for America's best, then. The downloadable content promises a suite of new missions, vehicles, and weaponry. The core...

Monday17th Apr 2017

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    Review Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

    High above the mucky muck

    The Wonder Boy series was one of the Master System's most beloved franchises, though its cult-classic status hasn't prevented it from falling by the wayside. A convoluted history, including a tangle of complications regarding the rights to the series, meant a comeback would be virtually impossible. In spite of this, a tiny...

Monday17th Apr 2017

  • Hands On Behind the Wheel of Gran Turismo Sport

    On track?

    Are we allowed to write about this? Gran Turismo Sport's closed beta agreement terms specifically stipulate that the server stress test can't be talked about, but video platforms are filled with footage and public forums are chatting pretty openly about the racer. Hmm, for the purposes of this hands on preview, let's just pretend that...

  • News Sony to Shut Kill Strain Servers Less Than a Year After Launch

    Sports Champions, ModNation Racers, and more to also get the chop

    Call it a hunch, but we don't think Sony San Diego's asymmetric MOBA Kill Strain quite worked out as intended. You may recall the platform holder laying off the portion of the team that worked on the free-to-play foray last September, and now it's announced its intention to close the...

  • News Square Enix's Top Brass Becomes Bad Guy in NieR Automata DLC

    Plus, 2B's taking off most of her clothes

    NieR Automata is getting new downloadable content which will allow you to take on Square Enix's top brass. The publisher's President and CEO Yosuke Matsuda and Platinum Games gaffer Kenichi Sato will both appear in new Colosseums scheduled to launch on 2nd May in Japan (and later in the West) as part of the...

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  • News Crash Bandicoot PS4 Is Playable in US Stores Now

    N. Sane

    Here's an activity for your whole family to enjoy this Easter weekend: hit up your local games retailer and have a play on Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for the PlayStation 4. Word on the street is that Sony's pushed out an update to retail kiosks this week, adding a demo of the remake to machines. Obviously your mileage will vary, but...

  • News PSN Flash Sale Brings Down Dozens of Prices on NA PlayStation Store

    Reductions remastered

    It's officially the Easter weekend which can only mean one thing: there's a Flash Sale on the North American PlayStation Store. This one's got a bit of a remaster theme, as it focuses on old classics that have been spruced up for the PlayStation 4. Some highlights include Ape Escape 2 for $3.99, The Last of Us Remastered for...

Saturday15th Apr 2017

Friday14th Apr 2017

  • News PS4's Run Halted by Nintendo Switch Launch in March NPD

    But Sony's system stays strong

    As expected, the launch of the Nintendo Switch has (temporarily?) dethroned the PlayStation 4 from the top of the United States hardware charts. Sony's system had been sitting pretty for several months in a row, but it was never going to overcome the release of its rival's new handheld-cum-console, which performed...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Is Free with the PS4 Pro This Easter

    In the UK at least

    Sony's looking to shift some hardware this Easter weekend, as it's announced that at select retailers in the UK you'll be able to get a free copy of Horizon: Zero Dawn with the PlayStation 4 Pro. This is a time limited deal – with the offer set to expire on 23rd April stock withstanding – so you may want to get a move on if...

Thursday13th Apr 2017

Friday14th Apr 2017

  • Soapbox Sony Should Pinch the Nintendo Direct Format

    Sammy reckons there's mileage in Nintendo's marketing

    I did something I rarely do this week: I watched a Nintendo Direct. To be honest, I have a weird relationship with the Big N's pre-recorded events: I've watched the E3 ones before and I've always felt that, for everything they gain in pacing and structure, they lack the kind of energy that you...

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  • Poll Should Sony Be Looking to Add Refunds to PSN?

    Cash back

    This is an article that we've had on the backburner for a while now, but Microsoft has somewhat forced our hand. One of the big features on Steam for quite a while has been its ability to allow you to get a refund on digital purchases. The terms of service state that, as long as you don't abuse the system, you're eligible to request a...

Wednesday12th Apr 2017

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  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.55 Puts in Shock Appearance

    But what does it do?

    It's a PlayStation 4 firmware update day – but not one of the good ones. Sony's sneakily launched system software v4.55 today, which improves the stability of your console. In other words, it's bringing some behind-the-scenes bug fixes and not a lot else. The patch weighs in at just 339.9MB so shouldn't take long to...

  • Deals The Best External Hard Drives for PS4

    Increase your console's capacity with a USB HDD

    Sony added external hard drive (HDD) support to the PlayStation 4 recently, meaning that you can now easily increase the capacity of your console without needing to open it and replace its internal hard drive. The system supports drives of up to 8TB, but you do need to ensure that you plump up for a...

Wednesday12th Apr 2017

  • News Square Enix Is Reprinting NieR on the PS3 Due to Popular Demand


    NieR has always been a cult classic on the PlayStation 3, but the fairly recent release of NieR Automata has raised its profile significantly. And to acknowledge that, Square Enix is actually re-printing the original and selling it on its web store in Europe. As of now, you'll need to join a waiting list, but the title will eventually...

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  • News Overwatch Uprising Leaks Then Launches

    Over 100 new loot box items up for grabs

    Update (20:00 BST): It's official and it's live. Overwatch Uprising is a brand new PvE event for Blizzard's popular shooter, and you can check out the trailer above. Here's what you can expect until 1st May, via the PlayStation Blog: You'll travel seven years into the past to experience Tracer's first...

  • News JRPG Classics Come Together for Cosmic Star Heroine

    Final Phantasy

    It may have been delayed a week in Europe, but that's not stopping Cosmic Star Heroine from looking super interesting. The upcoming PlayStation 4 indie – inspired by the JRPG classics of old – appears pretty faithful to its inspirations in this PlayStation Underground video, which includes a good 10 minutes plus of gameplay from...

  • Store Update 11th April 2017 (Europe)

    Karma chameleon

    It's a much quieter week on the European PlayStation Store this time, though there are still the likes of Yooka-Laylee and The Sexy Brutale to look forward to, proving yet again that the PlayStation Store rarely ever sleeps. PlayStation VR fans can also pick up StarBlood Arena, though we're yet to be convinced by the cockpit affair...

  • Hands On StarBlood Arena Brings Loot Boxes to PlayStation VR

    Overwatch in virtual reality?

    There's nothing really wrong with StarBlood Arena, but ever since its announcement at PSX 2016, we haven't been able to resist the urge to roll our eyes. It's just one of those games that doesn't appear to have any identity of its own – and that's despite its likeable space cowboy façade. Cockpit shooters are dime a...

  • News Dragon Quest XI Slimes PS4 on 29th July in Japan

    In search of departed time

    Hotly anticipated Japanese role-playing game Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time will deploy as soon as 29th July on the PlayStation 4 in Japan, which is sooner than expected. As part of a livestream overnight, publisher Square Enix revealed that you can expect the release to run a good 50 hours – with...

Monday10th Apr 2017

  • Talking Point Is It Time for Sony to Take PS4 Pro Seriously?

    Mid-gen battlegrounds

    Sony released the PlayStation 4 Pro last year, and it's a good iterative console. Designed to take existing PS4 games and push them to the next level, the system has generally achieved its aims by bumping resolutions, effects, and other features depending on the developer's decision. The manufacturer's goal was never to change...

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    Review The Sexy Brutale

    Welcome to the house of fun

    The Sexy Brutale is a murder mystery puzzle game set within a casino mansion. But this isn't just any ordinary big house: the staff are murdering the guests and you must put a stop to it. You take on the role of Lafcardio Boone, a priest who is trying to piece together the happenings of the house and save its victims from...

  • News PewDiePie Launches Twitch Show as YouTube Burns


    In case you haven't been keeping up, YouTube is in a rough spot. The uber-popular video delivery platform has come underfire of late due to the discovery of adverts being served on some racist videos, which has had the knock-on effect of brands pulling support from the platform. Many high-profile content creators have revealed a sudden,...

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  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn 2 Will Likely Have Way, Way More Machines

    And will enhance your bond with Aloy

    Guerrilla Games seems pretty open that more Horizon: Zero Dawn is on the way, and while it sounds like an expansion pack is in the works, it's also been chatting with Game Informer about a full-blown sequel. Firstly, narrative director John Gonzalez hinted that we can expect the bond between players and...

Monday10th Apr 2017

  • UK Sales Charts Persona 5 Smashes Series Records to Top

    Well deserved, too

    What the heck is this? A Japanese role-playing game not named 'Final Fantasy' at number one? Surely not? It's true: Persona 5 has robbed the rest of the UK sales charts blind this week, climbing to the summit and securing Atlus' best ever launch in Britain by some margin. Not bad at all, eh? The title sold 97 per cent of its...

Tuesday11th Apr 2017

  • News Unlike Atlus, Square Enix Sees the Value in Streams

    Imagine being outsmarted by Square Enix

    Square Enix may act like the stupidest organisation on Earth sometimes, but it's not quite as dumb as Atlus when it comes to gameplay videos and streams. You may remember the latter causing something of a stir recently when it decided to block the share button in Persona 5 on the premise of spoilers. It then...

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  • Hands On 10 of Our Indie Favourites from EGX Rezzed 2017

    From rhythmic blasting to cartoon giraffes

    The breadth of experiences available to play at this year's EGX Rezzed was frankly staggering. We couldn't move for the number of games on display, and we often found ourselves unsure where to turn next. We managed to play dozens of titles of all shapes and sizes nonetheless, and there were countless fresh...

Saturday8th Apr 2017

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    Review Vikings - Wolves of Midgard

    Howling for you

    Vikings - Wolves of Midgard is an action role-playing game stuffed with blood, beards, and loot. It's immediately comparable to other dungeon-crawling hack and slashers like Diablo, right down to the near identical radial equipment menu. Vikings certainly doesn't shy away from its inspirations, but it's so by-the-numbers that you do...

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    Review Drawn to Death

    Draw some

    Drawn to Death plays like Twisted Metal, Quake, and Street Fighter all had a big violent orgy in Screech from Saved by the Bell's ring-bound high school jotter. This raucous online-only third-person shooter is bulging with so much personality that many won't be able to see beyond the d*ck jokes and crude art direction, but what lies behind...

Thursday6th Apr 2017

  • Reaction Will Sony Be Scared of the Xbox Scorpio?

    Sting in the tail

    Xbox's premium console Project Scorpio has been a source of conversation ever since a 90 second trailer outed the device at E3 2016 almost 12 months ago. With manufacturer Microsoft saying very little about the system since, it's become a bit of a fan's fancy – there's been so much speculation on enthusiast forums like NeoGAF...

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    Review LEGO City Undercover

    Prison break

    The LEGO games are famous for their humorous adaptations of popular movie properties and comic book characters, but in more recent times developers TT Games and TT Fusion have begun creating their own LEGO adventures. This year's LEGO Worlds saw the franchise's detailed take on Minecraft, and only a month later the distinguished brick's...

  • News Mass Effect: Andromeda PS4 Patch 1.05 Is Out Now, Features Loads of Improvements

    Eye eye captain

    Mass Effect: Andromeda's first big update is now available on PlayStation 4. Patch 1.05 promises a slew of improvements to BioWare's recently released title, which launched in a rough state. The update weighs in at around 2.2GB. Improvements include better looking eyes for human and Asari characters, increased inventory limits, and...

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    Review Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition

    Hail to the skillshot, baby

    Ahh Bulletstorm, a title whose place in video game history will forever be entwined with the term 'di*ck-t*ts'. It's a real shame that all anyone seems to remember about the original release of this machismo-laden first-person shooter is the low brow humour and some "creative" use of naughty words. Which is a bit of a...

  • Hands On Formula Fusion Is a Frenetic and Fun Futuristic Racer

    Who said WipEout?

    The futuristic, anti-gravity sub-genre of racing games is going through a resurgence right now. Just two years ago, the only two names in the conversation were F-Zero and WipEout, and both series sadly faded away into obscurity. The latter is obviously making its overdue return in June, but beyond that, this particular breed of...

  • News Have Mass Effect: Andromeda's Weird Eyes Been Fixed?

    Everyone's face is a lot less tired

    A new patch is out for Mass Effect: Andromeda on the PlayStation 4 which promises to improve the game's weird eyes. As was demonstrated by the slew of GIFs around launch, the title had some dodgy shaders on characters' optics which caused them to look… Well, a bit half-soaked, shall we say? But the latest patch...

  • News Persona 5 Is a Commercial Smash for Atlus

    Over 1.5 million copies shipped

    Persona 5 is a certified hit for Atlus, as the company has announced that over 1.5 million copies have been shipped worldwide. We know that around 550,000 units were sold in Japan when it released last year, so that means roughly one million copies have been distributed around the rest of the globe. Given that the...

  • News EA Slaps a Date on Its E3 2017 Broadcast

    EAsy does it

    Believe it or not, E3 2017 is now only a couple of months away. Gaming's biggest media event opens its doors on the 13th June, but as previously reported, EA won't actually be hosting a press conference at the show this year. Instead, it'll have an "all-new broadcast experience", set to take place on Saturday 10th June. We imagine that...

  • News Bethesda Nails Down a Date For Its E3 2017 Press Conference

    The wildcard

    Bethesda's returning for its third E3 press conference this summer, and given that we know fairly little about the publisher's future plans, it's safe to say that we're reasonably excited. If you're of a similar mind, then you'll be happy to learn that the company's nailed down a date for its show: Sunday 11th June. For those not...

  • News It Seems Musou Stars Is Almost Certainly Heading West

    Koei Tecmo files a trademark

    Never a company to shy away from shipping its latest games overseas, Koei Tecmo has trademarked 'Warriors All-Stars' in Europe. We're 99.9 per cent sure that this will end up being the localised name for Musou Stars - the crossover action title that features a bunch of Koei Tecmo characters from various properties...

  • News Meet Dragon Quest Heroes II's Troublesome Twins in New Gameplay Trailer

    Sibling rivalry

    Dragon Quest IV twins Meena and Maya are casting and dancing their way into Dragon Quest Heroes II, respectively. The game's latest trailer shows the siblings in action against a range of different foes, and it's nice to see such distinct fighting styles on show. We're especially liking Maya's ability to transform into a dragon and...

Wednesday5th Apr 2017

  • News Hundreds of PS4 Games Are Discounted in EU Easter Sale

    A whopping 440 items to be precise

    Over the past few years, Sony's really embraced PlayStation Store sales – they're honestly not a million miles off the infamous Steam sales these days. Sure the prices aren't quite as good, but we're confident you'll find at least one thing worth purchasing in this European Easter sale, which spans a whopping 440...

  • News Why Is Persona 5 Streaming and Sharing Banned?

    Share button blocked

    Persona 5 is one of the very few PlayStation 4 games that will outright block the use of your Share button. The game won't allow you to take screenshots or stream gameplay directly from your console - but the limitations don't stop there. Even with capture equipment, there are strict guidelines in place to stop you from showing...

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    Review Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix

    The keyblade to your heart

    Not much more can be said of the venerable role-playing series born of two media giants and now more talked about for its mythical third instalment (it's coming guys, it has to be). Over the course of the last few years, Square Enix has retooled and repackaged the entire Kingdom Hearts canon, bundling the games into HD...

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    Review Yooka-Laylee

    Me Tooie

    The problem with Yooka-Laylee is that pretty much every criticism levelled at the throwback platformer can be waved away with a 90s novelty foam hand: it's supposed to be that way. But where recent revivals like Shovel Knight have managed to revisit games gone by through rose-tinted glasses, Playtonic's take on the Nintendo 64 classics of...

  • News April's Free PlayStation Plus Games Are Out Now

    Drawn to life

    April's free roster of PlayStation Plus titles are available to download right now from the European PlayStation Store, with a North American rollout set to follow shortly after the publication of this post. The games this time include madcap multiplayer shooter Drawn to Death and novel co-operative puzzler Lovers in a Dangerous...

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    Review PaRappa the Rapper Remastered

    Don't stop believin'

    It's been two decades since PaRappa the Rapper first appeared on the original PlayStation in 1997. As one of the first rhythm games to make a dent in the public consciousness, the poetic puppy was instrumental in paving the way for the music-based games that would follow in his wake: Amplitude, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Hatsune...

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    Review Blackwood Crossing

    A study in Scarlett

    Blackwood Crossing is about the relationship between a brother and sister. You play as Scarlett, an adolescent girl slowly drifting away from her younger brother, Finn. The game starts on a train, which serves as its thematic hub, and then works its way out to various other locations – some literal, some symbolic. The...

  • News The Highest Rated PS4 Game of 2017 Is Out Today

    Here's its launch trailer

    Hey, did you know Persona 5 is out today on PlayStation 4 (and PlayStation 3, actually)? Well just in case you've been living under a rock, the game's pushed out a pretty cool launch trailer to remind you of its long awaited arrival. Atlus' superb role-playing game currently sits at a crazy metascore of 94 on Metacritic,...

  • News Mass Effect: Andromeda Is Getting a Huge Game-Improving Patch This Week

    Update 1.05 incoming

    Mass Effect: Andromeda is a shoddy game - we don't think that you can really deny that - but BioWare is at least keen to fix many of its issues. The Canadian developer has just released a full rundown of what we can expect from the title's next update, which will release this Thursday. Mass Effect: Andromeda Patch 1.05 Notes::...

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    Review A Rose in the Twilight

    The rose beyond the wall

    Nippon Ichi certainly knows how to tell gruesome tales featuring adorable looking young girls! The creators of Yomawari: Night Alone have returned with a brand new puzzle platformer, A Rose in the Twilight. It's a tale of innocence, friendship, and blood. A young girl with a thorn upon her back awakens in the rubble, deep...

  • Store Update 4th April 2017 (Europe)

    It's a big'un

    Good grief, this week's European PlayStation Store update is so big that there's even a bloody PlayStation 3 game. Could it be one of the last ever? That game is of course Persona 5, which is also due out on the PlayStation 4. Other goodies this week include PaRappa the Rapper Remastered, Blackwood Crossing, LEGO City Undercover,...

  • News There's a God of War Skin Pack for Drawn to Death


    Drawn to Death's launched today as a PlayStation Plus freebie, but did you know that there's a God of War skin pack that you can purchase for the title? The set of six outfits inspired by Sony's character action game will allow you to outfit any one of the crude third-person shooter's characters with Kratos' famous tribal tattoos. In the UK...

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    Review Touhou Genso Wanderer


    Rogue-like role-playing release Touhou Genso Wanderer follows the story of adorable protagonist Reimu Harukei. Reimu becomes entranced by the 'golden sphere' that soon-to-be antagonist Rinnosuke Morichika is holding, and tries to steal it from him. Clearly under the sphere's spell, Rinnosuke fights back, and Reimu soon finds herself away...

  • News Final Fantasy XV Director Hints at Future Content, Multiplayer Beta Test

    It never ends

    It's hard to believe that we're still managing one or two Final Fantasy XV news stories a week, but seriously, it just never ends. Square Enix is still pushing the game as if it's some sort of MMO, constantly dropping hints about upcoming content and what we can expect from the release going forward. This time, Italian publication Game...

  • UK Sales Charts Mass Effect Remains in Deep Space for a Second Week

    Top Turian

    Mass Effect: Andromeda has managed a second week at the summit of the UK sales charts, despite a tepid response to the role-playing game. The sequel actually managed to do what Mass Effect 3 couldn't: achieve two consecutive weeks at the top of the British best-sellers list. The third entry in the series was swiftly swiped aside by EA's...

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    Review Old Time Hockey


    V7 Entertainment's Old Time Hockey is a bit of an odd duck. After 2K bowed out of making hockey games with NHL 2K11, the market for hockey games has consisted of EA's annual release, and, uh, that's it. This hasn't exactly been beneficial for people who want to play hockey games, as it's allowed EA to grow complacent with its releases...

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  • News Marvel: Spider-Man's Swinging to PS4 in 2017

    Our spider-sense is tingling

    With Sony already confirmed to be Destiny 2's marketing partner this fall, and Call of Duty: WWII, Star Wars Battlefront 2, and – fingers crossed – Red Dead Redemption 2 all expected to follow, this holiday's already looking pretty stacked for the PlayStation 4. But it wouldn't be the year of dreams without more:...

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    Review Has-Been Heroes

    Past it?

    Frozenbyte's best known for the Trine titles: a colourful trilogy of platformers characterised by lush fantasy environments and physics-based co-op puzzling. Charming, funny, and gorgeous, they were some of the best examples of the genre on consoles. Has-Been Heroes, however, is a very different beast. The charm is still there, although...

Saturday1st Apr 2017