News - June, 2017

Friday30th Jun 2017

Saturday1st Jul 2017

Friday30th Jun 2017

  • Feature The Promising PS4 Games of July 2017

    Hot stuff

    The summer is well and truly here, but there are no signs of any gaming droughts. That said, July's selection of PlayStation 4 titles makes for the shortest 'Promising PS4 Games' list that we've had to write all year. Let's hope that the phrase "quality over quantity" applies here. That's You (PS4 Exclusive):...

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

    Hit or miss?

    If you look back on the lineup for 2017 so far, PlayStation Plus has been pretty strong. Okay, so it’s still falling short of those PlayStation 3 glory years, but there’s been a decent mix of some very good games. And July 2017 is looking like the best lineup yet, with excellent PlayStation 4 exclusive Until Dawn the standout game...

  • News Mass Effect Andromeda's Single Player DLC Has Been Ditched

    Game over

    It perhaps won’t come as a huge surprise following EA’s decision to put the Mass Effect franchise on ice, but Andromeda won’t be getting any single player add-on packs. The series is well known for its expansive post-release content packs, but with developer BioWare Montreal scaled down and many staff moved to Motive to aid producti

  • News PayPal Chargeback PSN Account Bans Being Lifted

    Sony seeks swift resolution

    Good news: PlayStation Network accounts that were banned yesterday amid the PayPal chargeback cockup are gradually being resurrected as Sony seeks a swift resolution to the issue. We’ve heard from many members who were victims of the platform holder’s auto-ban trigger that now have full access to their accounts again...

  • News Spider-Man: Homecoming Swings to PlayStation VR in Promotional Demo

    Our spider-sense is tingling

    Spider-Man: Homecoming is going to be big business for Sony this summer, so it’s no surprise to see it pouring company-wide energy into the upcoming cinematic release. In addition to a new scene from the movie being posted exclusively to the PlayStation Store, the company’s also added a free virtual reality...

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    Review Superbeat: Xonic

    Don't stop the beat

    The developers at PM Studios have had a long track record when creating exemplar rhythm games. As previous developers of the DJMAX series, one could say with Superbeat: Xonic it's created a spiritual successor to the rhythm franchise. What was originally a Japanese arcade-only experience has now become one of the most polished...

  • News Fumito Ueda Has Proposed Changes for Shadow of the Colossus' Remake

    But he doesn't know if they'll be used

    Industry legend and Shadow of the Colossus creator Fumito Ueda has proposed improvements for the game’s PlayStation 4 remake. While the auteur wouldn’t reveal what those suggestions include – he doesn’t want to let people down if they don’t make it into the final product – he apparently does feel...

  • News Shenmue III Footage to Debut at Gamescom 2017

    Sequel scores new logo, too

    After an extremely disappointing E3 2017 no-show, Shenmue III will be taking the trip to Gamescom 2017, where new footage of the anticipated PlayStation 4 sequel will debut. “While we are still working out the details with our partners, we plan to show our newest movie clips, share the latest updates, and even make some...

  • News Promising PS4 Indie Last Day of June Launches the Last Day of August

    Oh

    Ovosonico must not suffer with OCD, because it’s dated its promising PlayStation 4 indie title Last Day of June for release on the last day of August. The “emotional interactive journey” will drop on 31st August, with pre-orders opening today and boasting a 25 per cent discount for PlayStation Plus members. The title will cost £14.99 in...

Thursday29th Jun 2017

  • News PSN Accounts Struck by Mass PayPal Chargeback

    Here's how you can find out if you're affected

    PayPal has launched a mass chargeback on what’s purported to be “thousands” of PlayStation Network transactions, putting many accounts in danger. The cause of the returned payments is unclear, but it means that many profiles are now technically in “debt”, which typically triggers Sony’s...

  • Round Up Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy PS4 Reviews Spin In

    Should you buy it?

    After literally years of Crash Bandicoot begging on this site and countless others, the ‘coot with ‘tude is finally making his long-awaited comeback. N. Sane Trilogy compiles all three original PSone titles, but while much of the design has been retained, it introduces all-new assets and some quality of life improvements to...

  • News How Can You Tell Sony's Making Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle?

    Not just because it looks crap

    There’s a new Jumanji movie coming out. Apparently. Like practically every film these days, it’s got The Rock in it. But it’s being produced by Sony Pictures, and we couldn’t help but notice a spot of product placement in the latest trailer. How many 20-somethings do you know with The Last Guardian posters on...

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    Review I Want to Be Human

    Don't let it be human

    From the outset, I Want to Be Human presents itself as a rough-and-ready rebellious ride. A Blink-182-style pop-punk song proclaims “I want to be human” upon startup as the text on screen spasms back and forth, red and black covering the main menu. Developer Sinclair Strange’s first console release is a ride, alright...

Wednesday28th Jun 2017

  • Guide Elite Dangerous Tips and Tricks for Beginners

    How to get started in Frontier's space-faring sim

    If you were to think of a game series that successfully evoked the vastness of space then Elite – not No Man’s Sky – would probably sit at the top of many people’s list. And with the release of Elite Dangerous on PlayStation 4 a new crop of commanders will finally be heading out into the...

  • News July 2017 PlayStation Plus Games Announced

    And it's a phenomenal one

    The big PlayStation Plus update for July 2017 is in – and it’s an outstanding month. The headliner this time is Until Dawn, one of the best exclusives released on the PlayStation 4 to date, and a must-play if you haven’t tried it already. It’s joined by the full season of Telltale’s Game of Thrones as well as new...

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    Review Until Dawn

    Mourning woods

    Republished on Wednesday, 28th June 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of July 2017's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Until Dawn is much better than you may be expecting. The teen horror title – which was originally intended as a PlayStation Move...

Thursday29th Jun 2017

  • News Sony Seemingly Removes Easy Platinum Trophy Game

    You snooze, you lose

    In case you missed our article from earlier in the day, a new game launched on the North American PlayStation Store yesterday, proclaiming to offer the “world’s fastest Platinum Trophy”. But it’s since been removed. The circumstances of the game’s deletion are currently unclear, but critical videos from the likes of...

Wednesday28th Jun 2017

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    Review Tokyo Jungle

    Primal rage

    Republished on Wednesday, 28th June 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of July 2017's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. In an industry which is seemingly obsessed with burly soldiers packing massive machine guns and other associated heavy ordinance, it’s...

  • Weirdness A PS4 Game Is Being Sold on the Premise That It's Super Easy to Platinum

    And it's 98 cents

    There’s a hot new game on the North American PlayStation Store: it’s called 5-Star 1000 Top Rated. The 98 cent digital download is essentially a slide puzzle title that’s billed as the “world’s fastest Platinum Trophy game”. Watch its launch trailer in the video embedded above and you can see that it’s clearly not shy...

  • News Sony's Improved the PS4's TV Section and Everyone Hates It

    TV, TV, TV

    The latest in a long line of PlayStation 4 usability “improvements”, Sony has controversially tweaked the TV & Video section of the system, which houses media apps like Netflix and BBC iPlayer. Where previously you could twirl down from a folder to access all of your apps, now you’ll be taken to a standalone page with a heavy...

Thursday29th Jun 2017

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Thursday29th Jun 2017

  • News Pinball FX3 Tops the Scoreboard on PS4 This Summer

    And you'll be able to import most legacy tables for free

    Pinball FX3 will fire to the PlayStation 4 this summer, replacing Zen Pinball 2 as the home of Zen Studios’ fan-flippin’-tastic fantasy tabletop series. The game’s promising a wealth of new features and functions, though before we get into those it’s worth pointing out that the...

Tuesday27th Jun 2017

  • News PlayStation Plus Members Save Big in Mid-Year NA PSN Sale

    Cut down to size

    At this point, there’s always some kind of promotion running on the PlayStation Store in one territory or another, and Sony has just launched a new mid-year sale in North America which is packing some pretty big savings – especially if you’re a PlayStation Plus member. There are genuinely some really good savings here: the...

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    Review The Golf Club 2

    Tee time

    It’s been almost three years since The Golf Club bagged up its 9 iron and plotted a course for the user created links of the PlayStation 4. HB Studios’ simulation resembled a present day Tiger Woods: a little rough around the edges but still capable of magic. This sequel, then, aims to improve upon the handicap of its predecessor by...

  • News The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ Targeting PS4 with Retail Launch

    Extra goodies for pre-orders

    Nicalis has taken to Twitter to announce that The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ is coming to the PS4. This is a huge expansion to the original Afterbirth DLC and includes a ton of new additions, a harder greed mode, a new character, new bosses, new items, and more. Nicalis also confirmed that the PS4 version will get a...

  • Store Update 27th June 2017 (Europe)

    Crash bash

    This week plots the return of a PlayStation icon: Micro Machines. Oh alright, while World Series from Codemasters looks promising, we’re obviously referring to Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. This is actually a crazy week for new releases, with Valkyria Revolution, The Golf Club 2, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered all vying...

  • Hands On Arizona Sunshine Needs Work on PlayStation VR

    Zombie shooter leaves a sour taste

    It wasn’t supposed to be like this, was it? Arizona Sunshine – a game which has received a lot of buzz on PC-based headsets – was supposed to be the next big PlayStation VR release. Packing both PlayStation Move and PlayStation VR Aim Controller support, a three-to-four hour campaign (which can be played solo...

Wednesday28th Jun 2017

Tuesday27th Jun 2017

  • News Documentary Details the Creation of Gran Turismo

    Sports car superstar

    True story: this author once sat opposite Kazunori Yamauchi (and Translator-san) eating a burger. A surreal moment, for sure. This documentary from IGN includes some nice anecdotes from the luminary, as he speaks of his passion for photography among other things, and sheds some light on what makes Gran Turismo such an enduring...

  • News Hellblade to Host First Ever Q&A with Video Game Character

    Innovative new MoCap makes it possible

    Ninja Theory’s created some ridiculous motion capture technology which basically allows it to render in real-time. And it’s going to use that Unreal Engine 4-based equipment to host a live Hellblade question and answer session today – with, er, Senua from the game. Seriously! You’ll be able to send your...

  • News Anticipate New Yakuza Information in Two Months

    Gangster's paradise

    SEGA’s busy beavering away on a new Yakuza game, and we’ll get all of the details in about two months, according to series chief Toshihiro Nagoshi. That would peg the news at late August to early September, which is around about when Sony typically holds its pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference, so we suspect that’s where...

Monday26th Jun 2017

Sunday25th Jun 2017

  • News PS5 Is Coming, Sony Confirms

    But don't expect it soon

    Sony has commented on the PlayStation 5 for the first time, telling a German website that it will release a next-gen console – albeit not any time soon. The platform holder was asked about the PlayStation 4 Pro, and whether the mid-gen device will eventually get any exclusive software. Big-wig Shawn Layden reaffirmed that...

  • Hands On PlayStation VR Platformer Moss Is a Showstopper

    The secret of Quill

    This year’s E3 showcased quite a few action games, ones which allowed us to play through some of the most transcendent sequences that gaming has ever had to offer. We swung through the cityscapes of New York as Spider-Man, hunted magnificent creatures as a Monster Hunter, and pushed through the beaches of Normandy in Call of...

Saturday24th Jun 2017

Sunday25th Jun 2017

  • Opinion Has Sony Really Fallen Out of Love with Indie Games?

    A question of optics

    Ever since PlayStation Europe chief Jim Ryan’s unfortunate choice of words on indie games, there’s been a spate of hot takes about how Sony’s abandoned the scene. It’s taken us at Push Square Towers by surprise, seeing as only a few months ago we were writing articles arguing against PlayStation Store curation. Y’see,...

Saturday24th Jun 2017

  • Feature The Five Best PS4 Games at E3 2017

    Pick of the bunch

    E3 2017 was over a week ago, and we’ve all had time to calm down and reflect on the show. It was an ill-tempered few days without any shadow of a doubt, but there’s plenty to look forward to in PlayStation 4 land – and we thought we’d collate the five most exciting games from the show. These were actually voted for by you...

  • News Sony: Our Exclusives Are Big on Character and Story

    But it's not all you'll find on PS4

    There’s talk of the traditional single player campaign dying out, and looking at E3 2017 there was certainly some evidence of that. Ubisoft’s press conference was filled wall-to-wall with service-based experiences – and not even the long-awaited Beyond Good & Evil 2 could escape the model’s grasp...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 174

    Feet up

    E3 2017 is a distant memory and the temperatures have dipped to a somewhat more agreeable level (at least here in the UK, anyway) so it’s time to settle down for some serious gaming. With the release schedule slowly starting to thin ahead of the summer months, we have the distinct feeling that backlogs are going to take centre stage over...

  • News Sonic Mania's Official Vinyl Will Have You Tapping Your Feet

    Sound

    SEGA’s teamed with Data Discs to bring the electropop beats of Sonic Mania to a record player near to you. The British-based company – already behind a slew of top-notch vinyl collections – has been charged with creating a package befitting of Tee Lopes’ brilliant beats. And looking at the mock up images, it has hit a home run...

Friday23rd Jun 2017

Saturday24th Jun 2017

Thursday22nd Jun 2017

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.71 Is Available to Download Now

    It's an optional one

    Hop onto your PlayStation 4 right now and you'll find that there's a new firmware update available to download. Don't get excited just yet, though - the update is entirely optional and simply promises "improvements to the quality of the system performance". Still, one step closer to version 5.0, eh? Do you always update your...

Friday23rd Jun 2017

  • News Oh Boy! Now Quantic Dream Said Something Silly

    It's time to stop

    Not going to lie, we’re getting tired of reporting on the silly things that people in the games industry have said of late. First it was PlayStation Europe boss Jim Ryan on backwards compatibility, then it was Xbox chief Phil Spencer on the PlayStation 4 Pro, then it was

Thursday22nd Jun 2017

  • News Classic Courses Return in Everybody's Golf on PS4

    Fore the players

    The new Everybody’s Golf game on the PlayStation 4 will plot the return of two commemorative courses. Celebrating the series’ 20th Anniversary, both Green Country Club from the original game and Balata from its sequel will make a return, re-imagined to take advantage of the latest title’s open map format. You’ll get the...

  • News This Beyond Good & Evil 2 Gameplay Proves It's a Real Thing

    Ubisoft shows 15 mins of footage

    Good news everyone, Beyond Good & Evil 2 isn't just a CG trailer. The project may still be very early in development, but Ubisoft does have a playable prototype of the game, which was apparently shown behind closed doors at E3 2017. You can catch 15 minutes of it above. It's clear that a lot of what's on display...

Friday23rd Jun 2017

Thursday22nd Jun 2017

  • News Knack 2 Development Started Before Sony Had Approved It

    That's passion

    The team at Japan Studio are so passionate about Knack that they started working on the sequel before Sony had even given the project approval. “We were already evaluating prototypes before ,” one team member told IGN as part of a behind-the-scenes interview on the game. “It was fun work.” In the video, the staff talk about...

  • News Trunks Joins the Dragon Ball FighterZ Character Roster

    A fighter from the future

    Trunks has been confirmed as a playable character in Dragon Ball FighterZ. The son of Vegeta appears in the latest issue of Jump magazine, meaning that there are now seven confirmed characters in the current roster: Goku, Teen Gohan, Vegeta, Frieza, Cell, Majin Buu, and Trunks. Oh, and we should point out that this is...

  • News Dynasty Warriors 9's First Gameplay Trailer Shows the Sequel in Action

    It looks a lot like Dynasty Warriors

    As the tagline of this article suggests, Dynasty Warriors 9 looks pretty much exactly like you'd expect it to - but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The current-gen sequel's looking like a real step up as far as visuals are concerned, and the action looks as over-the-top as ever. You can get an eyeful of...

  • News Sing the Song of Life with 15 Minutes of Yakuza 6

    Streets of rage

    What a time to be alive! If the excellent Yakuza 0 and upcoming Yakuza Kiwami weren’t already enough, SEGA is bringing Yakuza 6: The Song of Life to the PlayStation 4 next year. And via IGN, here’s our first look at the English language version of the game. It sure looks like Yakuza alright, but series veterans will notice a...

Wednesday21st Jun 2017

Tuesday20th Jun 2017

  • News Monster Hunter: World Looks Like the Real Deal in 25 Mins of PS4 Gameplay

    Do the dinosaur

    Since it was revealed at Sony's E3 2017 press conference, there's been speculation over whether Monster Hunter: World is a full-blown Monster Hunter title, or whether it's some sort of weird spin-off project. Fortunately, the former appears to be true; World is a proper creature-crushing release, as evidenced by...

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    Review MXGP 3

    Crash and burn

    In 2014, Milestone – a dev with a very long history working with motorcycle games – launched a new series with MXGP: The Official Motocross Videogame. While it was an alright title, it didn’t exactly blow us away. Skip ahead to present day and Milestone has released the third entry in the series. During that time, has...

  • News May 2017 NPD: Nintendo Switch Stock Shortages Open the Door for PS4

    Injustice 2 leads software chart

    After being overthrown by the Nintendo Switch for a couple of months, stock shortages have opened the door and allowed the PlayStation 4 to reclaim its crown at the summit of the United States hardware charts. May 2017 wasn’t a brilliant month for the games industry, as overall spend dropped 11 per cent, though...

  • News Why Didn't Sony Show Any Indie Games at E3 2017?

    Just a change in focus

    Well, the Internet has its pitchforks ready, and it really wants to give PlayStation Europe chief Jim Ryan a big fat poke in the chest – but of all the dumb things the executive’s said recently, this isn’t one of them. Asked by Games Industry.biz about the lack of indie games during Sony’s E3 2017 press conference, the...

  • News First Hitman Level Spills Some Blood for Free on PS4

    You can download it now

    In case you didn't know, that episodic Hitman game is supposed to be very good indeed, and now, you can play the whole of the first level for free on PlayStation 4. A single level may not sound like much, but you have to remember that Hitman is all about experimentation. Each and every stage is full of options and various...

  • News PlayStation Plus Members Unlock Double Discounts on NA PS Store

    Cheap as chips

    Has the E3 2017 hype whet your appetite for some new gaming goodness? Good news, there are a bunch of double discounts on the North American PlayStation Store right now – and PlayStation Plus subscribers are getting the best deals. For example, Battlefield 4 is just $7.99, while the entire first season of Hitman is $23.99. Other...

  • News Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Dazzles in Extended PS4 Gameplay Demo

    Tusk trouble

    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is looking like peak Uncharted in this extended gameplay demo originally shown behind closed doors at E3 2017. Naughty Dog debuted the 10 minute playthrough on its Twitch channel earlier today, and while it will be instantly familiar to those who’ve played Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, it was in these kind...

  • News Farpoint's Cryo Pack DLC Pack Is Looking Pretty Cool

    Stay frosty

    PlayStation VR exclusive Farpoint has been selling pretty well, charting in both the UK and the US despite its relatively high price point. And a new expansion is on the way starting 27th June, which will add two chilly new maps to the co-op campaign. Not only this, but all existing multiplayer maps will be added to Challenge Mode, while...

  • News Ubisoft Pirate Game Skull & Bones Has Both PvE and PvP Modes

    It's online only, though

    Ubisoft has shared a load details on Skull & Bones - the pirate game that it showed off at E3 2017. Essentially built around the naval combat system of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, it's a project that initially attracted a lot of attention, although we feel like much of that positivity went down the drain when people...

  • News Spider-Man Homecoming Is Swinging to PlayStation VR This Month

    Our spider-sense is tingling

    PlayStation VR has already enabled you to don the cowl, so why not let you pop on Spider-Man's spandex, too? Sony Pictures Virtual Reality is bringing a unique Spider-Man: Homecoming VR experience to the futuristic facemask for free starting 30th June. The digital download will allow you to suit up as Spidey...

  • Store Update 20th June 2017 (Europe)

    Back to normal

    E3 2017 is over and normal service has resumed – starting with the European PlayStation Store update. Obviously the big new arrival this week is Nex Machina, the sublime twin-stick shooter from Housemarque and Eugene Jarvis. But in its slipstream is Dead by Daylight, Get Even, and a couple of new PlayStation Vita titles. PS4 Games:...

  • News Diablo III's Necromancer Pack Raises the Dead Later This Month, Costs $14.99

    Deadly

    After months of waiting for a release date, we finally know when the Necromancer is heading to Diablo III. The aptly named Rise of the Necromancer Pack will include the brand new class along with a bunch of smaller add-ons which we've listed below. Non-combat pet A pair of cosmetic wings New Necromancer-themed Banner Shape, Sigil, and...

  • Live Watch Uncharted: The Lost Legacy's E3 2017 Demo Here

    Indian summer

    Naughty Dog's showing off the E3 2017 demo of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy live on its Twitch channel. Join us for a better look at the game from 6PM BST. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy E3 2017 Demo: <liveblog id="2006_unch_liv_2017" tags="#Sony #PS4 #Uncharted" video=" />

Monday19th Jun 2017

  • News This PS4 Theme Is a New Low

    It's time to stop

    Look at this monstrosity. Just look at it. Virtual tat just doesn't get any worse than this, does it? Spotted on the North American PlayStation Store by the ever-aware Wario64, this disgusting dynamic PlayStation 4 theme is quite possibly the worst that's ever been made available. Quite the achievement when you look at some of...

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    Review Nex Machina

    Death machine

    Nex Machina reinforces Housemarque’s status as the undisputed king of the dual-joystick shooter. This collaboration with arcade veteran Eugene Jarvis (he of Defender and Smash TV fame) is a borderline perfect spin on the genre, as you take control of a futuristic space pilot pushing back against hordes of voxel-based robots. Your...

  • News Spider-Man's Swinging Is Completely Skill-Based

    Why so slow, bruh?

    The new Spider-Man game for the PlayStation 4 has been incredibly well received, winning our Game of the Show gong by a country mile. But if there’s been any criticism levelled at the exclusive, it’s been the slow swinging speed. That’s prompted developer Insomniac Games to come out and clarify: it’s all skill-based, and...

Tuesday20th Jun 2017

Monday19th Jun 2017

  • UK Sales Charts Horizon Keeps ARMS at Arm's-Length

    The huntress returns

    Horizon: Zero Dawn has returned to the summit of the UK sales charts, after being reduced nationwide as part of the Days of Play promotion. Aloy’s adventure managed to keep new Nintendo Switch exclusive ARMS at arm’s-length – though it was retailing at double the price on a significantly smaller install base, so that’s...

  • News Project Rap Rabbit's Kickstarter Campaign Now Looks Doomed to Fail

    Unless a millionaire appears

    Project Rap Rabbit, the cool-sounding concept for a rhythm game from the creators of PaRappa the Rapper and Gitaroo Man, launched as a Kickstarter campaign back in the middle of May. Asking for £855,000, the project always seemed in doubt - especially since it only managed to raise a fraction of that amount in its first...

  • News Detroit: Become Human Will Usher a Robot Revolution in 2018

    Robot uprising

    There was no date at the end of Detroit: Become Human’s gameplay demo at E3 2017, but the title is slated for release next year. Speaking with GameSpot, auteur David Cage revealed: “It’ll be next year.” Sony’s being a bit weird with dates: it confirmed any titles with a 2018 target during its press conference are due in

  • News Destiny Dev Had 'No Idea' What the Darkness Actually Was

    No, not the band

    'The Darkness' is a very vague term that Destiny likes to throw at players on a regular basis. Essentially, it's a blanket term that covers all of the bad aliens that you're tasked with shooting - but what actually is the Darkness? Is it some kind of evil energy? Is it an almighty entity that's trying to conquer the universe?...

  • News Final Fantasy XV: Episode Prompto Looks a Lot More Creative than Episode Gladio

    It's got jet skis

    Wow, Final Fantasy XV: Episode Prompto looks... different. Incorporating third person shooting with, er, jet skis, this additional tale seems to be aiming for some gameplay variation. At the very least, it looks more interesting than Episode Gladiolus - the previous slice of downloadable content that was essentially a linear...

  • News Devil May Cry, Dragon's Dogma Dev's Secret Project 'Progressing Smoothly'

    Devil may care

    Devil May Cry and Dragon's Dogma director Hideaki Itsuno has been working on a new project for some time now, but no one outside of Capcom is quite sure what it actually is. There were some rumours floating around that we would see the game at E3, but it didn't show up. "Sorry to not announce anything at E3," Itsuno...

  • Video Feast Your Eyes on Nex Machina's First Levels

    Boom boom

    Housemarque be like: we need some more voxels in here, we need some more voxels in here. The latest game from the Finnish developer Nex Machina builds upon the blueprints laid by Resogun, but instead of being a twist on Defender it better resembles Smash TV. Check out the video for a look at the first world and so

  • News PlayStation Plus' Free PlayLink Game in July 2017 Will Be a Bonus

    Joined by usual slate of software

    Quietly confirmed during E3 2017, Sony announced that That’s You – one of the flagship titles in its new line of social PlayLink experiences – will be given away with PlayStation Plus starting 4th July. What we didn’t know is whether it will take up a slot in the Instant Game Collection – or be a bonus on...

  • News Death Stranding Is Already Playable on PS4

    And is as revolutionary as promised

    Death Stranding, the next game from Metal Gear maker Hideo Kojima, is already playable on the PlayStation 4, according to PlayStation America boss Shawn Layden. Touching upon the title’s absence from E3 2017, the amiable executive admitted that he has played the game, and that it’s everything the auteur has...

Sunday18th Jun 2017

  • News Industry Is Better When Nintendo Is Strong, Says Sony

    Platform holder doesn't think it'll be easy for Xbox One X

    Sony’s weighed in once again on the early success of the Nintendo Switch, stressing that it believes the increased presence in the space is a “good thing”. PlayStation Europe president Jim Ryan spoke earnestly about the positive reception the hybrid hardware has received, noting that...

Monday19th Jun 2017

Sunday18th Jun 2017

  • E3 2017 See More Uncharted: The Lost Legacy on 20th June

    Indian adventure

    Naughty Dog will be debuting Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’s full-length E3 2017 demo on Twitch starting 10AM PT on 20th June. “Tune in to hear from creative director Shaun Escayg and game director Kurt Margenau as they share more details about the game and answer viewer questions,” the developer said. It added: “We’ll also...

Saturday17th Jun 2017

  • E3 2017 Non-VR SUPERHOT Is Also Coming to PS4

    Double dose

    SUPERHOT VR was announced for PlayStation VR this week, which is all very exciting for owners of the virtual reality headset – but what of its television-based brethren? Well, the good news is that both versions of the title will arrive on Sony’s system in a “few short weeks”. The wording on the PlayStation B

  • News Days Gone's PS4 Release Date Hasn't Leaked At All

    Someone call the Freakers

    Games media, we understand it’s been a long week, but please engage your brains: the Days Gone release date hasn’t leaked, otherwise Sony would have said it on stage during its press conference this week. You know this, we know this, so quit trying to deceive your readers by capitalising on what’s clearly a mistake...

  • News Sony: We Believe in Europe, And Won't Let Anyone Take PS4's Territory

    Jim Ryan on solidifying Sony's fortress

    It sometimes gets lost in the predominantly United States-based gaming media just how dominant Sony is in Europe. For example, when the Xbox 360 was at its peak, the Japanese giant was actually clipping at its heels with the PlayStation 3, and that was partly led by the performance of the platform across...

Sunday18th Jun 2017

  • E3 2017 Which Games Won the Battle for YouTube Views?

    A new metric enters the fray

    YouTube’s released some data regarding E3 2017, detailing which titles generated the most buzz on the website. This accounts for official uploads, gameplay, fan reactions, and more, so can be considered a reasonable gauge of which titles proved the most popular. However, it only tracks between 9th June and 14th June,...

Saturday17th Jun 2017

  • Feature E3 2017 Game of the Show - Spider-Man

    Our spider-sense is tingling

    He came, he saw, he conquered – and then swung through New York City clutching Push Square’s coveted E3 2017 Game of the Show award close to his chest. Spider-Man comfortably thwipped this year’s gong from the clutches of ex-Greek God Kratos, securing almost double the votes of its closest competitor in our poll...

  • E3 2017 Dance to the Beat of Patapon PS4's Drum

    You know how it goes

    Pata-pata-pata-pon! Pata-pata-pata-pon! Pon-pon-pata-pon! Pata-pata-pata-pon! Awesome rhythm role-playing game Patapon is scheduled to make its comeback on the PlayStation 4 this summer, and Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida brought along the latest build to the PlayStation Live at E3 2017 stream to show it off. It’s...

Sunday18th Jun 2017

Saturday17th Jun 2017

Friday16th Jun 2017

  • News Sony's Ready to Sell You a PS4 Pro at Long Last

    Platform holder drops neat new ad

    Have you noticed how Sony’s actually started talking about the PlayStation 4 Pro like it’s not embarrassed about it anymore? Last year’s reveal event was weird, where the platform holder almost played down the very real advantages of the platform – and it hasn’t really said a whole lot about it in the...

  • E3 2017 Sony Considering Gamescom 2017 Press Conference

    Platform holder pondering European show

    Sony’s always been a big presence on the Gamescom showfloor, but it opted not to hold a German press conference in 2015 due to scheduling issues and again in 2016 as it placed increased focus on E3 and PlayStation Experience. But now PlayStation Europe chief Jim Ryan has hinted that it may hold a European...

  • Feature Top 10 Things We Learned About PS4 at E3 2017

    All the headlines

    E3 2017 is over, but the post-mortem will trundle on for a few more weeks yet. We thought it’d be interesting to look back at the ten stories that defined the show during the past seven or so days, and present you with the top ten things that we learned about PS4 over the course of the convention. Let’s dig right into it...

  • E3 2017 Spider-Man Will Have Alternate Outfits on PS4

    Thwip

    This is probably the most obvious announcement of E3 2017, but Spider-Man will be able to unlock different outfits in the new PlayStation 4 game. Insomniac Games hasn’t detailed exactly how you’ll get these – it’s probably safe to suggest that at least one will be available as a pre-order bonus – or what design they’ll adopt. We...

  • Feature All the E3 2017 Press Conferences Rated and Reviewed

    Not exactly a bumper year

    E3 2017 has come to a conclusion, which means that it’s time for us to look back on all of the big media briefings and dish out our all-important report card. Which publisher passed its summer exam – and which will be sitting a re-test before term starts again? Here are our grades for the four big PlayStation press...

  • E3 2017 Ni no Kuni II Has Multiplayer, Director Confirms

    A helping hand

    Wow, this comes as a bit of a surprise. According to general director Hino Akihiro, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom will have some form of multiplayer. In an official Bandai Namco interview video, several fan questions are put before Akihiro, and one of them asks whether there'll be any kind of multiplayer component. "Yes, there...

  • E3 2017 Tiny Trax Looks Like a Ton of Fun in PlayStation VR

    Round the bend

    Sometimes the simplest ideas for PlayStation VR are the best ones, and Tiny Trax really looks like a smart implementation of the technology. The game essentially builds a slot car track around you, so you need to follow your car by physically looking around the track, but as developer FuturLab points out, it’s not going to cause...

  • Poll What Did You Think of E3 2017?

    The final say

    And just like that, E3 2017 is over. The annual Los Angeles expo is a funny thing - especially from the perspective of those who watch it unfold from home. Here at Push Square, we spend weeks anticipating it, then we spend hours upon hours planning for it. Then when it finally rolls around, we destroy our sleeping patterns so...

  • E3 2017 LocoRoco 2 Remastered Rolls to PS4

    Tilt time

    This is one of those E3 2017 stories that slipped through the cracks. Sony’s announced that, following the successful launch of LocoRoco Remastered, its tilting the title’s sequel in the direction of the PlayStation 4. There’s no word on a release date at the time of writing. Nevertheless, we thought the platform holder did a...

  • News IO Interactive Goes Independent, Still Owns the Hitman IP

    More Hitman incoming

    It has been a rocky few months for developer IO Interactive after publisher Square Enix announced its plans to sell the studio, but the story has come to a satisfying conclusion. IO Interactive is now an independent studio and it has kept all rights to the Hitman IP. Speaking on the IO Interactive blog, CEO Hakan Abrak...

  • News Well, May As Well Get the E3 2018 Tag Started, Right?

    Next year's show dated

    The industry’s barely had time to put a full-stop on E3 2017, but already it’s time to turn our attention to E3 2018. Good god! Anyway, the Entertainment Software Association – the group responsible for organising the annual show – has confirmed that next year’s event will take place between 12th June and 14th June,...

  • E3 2017 Sony's Listening to Your Requests for PS4 Remakes

    Build the list

    Sony may not be a huge fan of backwards compatibility – or is that just Jim Ryan, mayhaps? – but it seems to be going all in on PlayStation 4 remakes and remasters. The past few months alone have plotted the release of PaRappa the Rapper and LocoRoco, and both Patapon and Shadow of the Colossus are still to come. And speaking on

Thursday15th Jun 2017

  • E3 2017 Dying Light to Receive 10 New Pieces of DLC 2 Years After Its Release

    Now that's what we call support

    So this is a very pleasant surprise. Dying Light, a game that was released in January of 2015, is set to receive a further 10 pieces of downloadable content over the next 12 months. PCgamesn is reporting that the first pack will contain new enemy types and is set to release "very soon", with later DLC even packing in...

  • E3 2017 What the Hell Is Going on with Sucker Punch?

    Yoshida updates us on inFAMOUS dev

    We would have bet our life savings on Sucker Punch announcing its new game at E3 2017 – and we would have lost the lot. Despite being out of action for almost three years, the Seattle-based studio still has nothing to say about its new game, widely believed to be a brand new intellectual property for the...

  • E3 2017 Days Gone Is a Deadly, Dynamic Open World Game

    Play your way

    One thing you may not know about Days Gone is that it’s massively dynamic. This week’s E3 2017 demo may have looked scripted, but the game actually alters and adapts depending on the conditions in the open world. Sony Bend is showing off an “alternate” playthrough behind closed doors to demonstrate this, but it popped up on the...

  • Talking Point Is PSX Now More Important to Sony Than E3?

    Priorities may be shifting

    Here’s a question worth pondering: is Sony’s own PlayStation Experience now more important to the platform holder than E3? Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said yesterday that the company held back PlayStation 4 exclusive announcements during its press conference this week, and that we’d learn more about...

  • News Sony: We Didn't Date Our PS4 Games on Purpose

    Platform holder doesn't want to disappoint

    You can’t delay a game that’s never been dated, right? Many were disappointed by the lack of hard release dates at Sony’s E3 2017 press conference this week, but the platform holder’s admitted that it took this approach on purpose, in order to avoid the disappointment that follows when titles are...

  • E3 2017 Spider-Man PS4's Open World Map Sounds Pretty Bloody Big

    Insomniac gives an estimate

    How big is Spider-Man PS4's map? Being an open world title, people are naturally interested in how large Spidey's playground will be, and developer Insomniac has provided a decent enough answer. gamesradar reports that community director James Stevenson reckons the map is "probably four to six times that of Sunset...

  • Reaction Curtain Closes on Ill-Tempered E3 2017

    Forgettable show has been feisty

    Well, this one won’t live long in the memory, will it? E3 2017 has been fine, but it’s been far from vintage, and we’re struggling to think of any one announcement or theme that we’ll remember in the days to come – yet alone years. In fact, if there’s any one defining feature that’s really stood out,...

Friday16th Jun 2017

Thursday15th Jun 2017

Wednesday14th Jun 2017

  • News Sony: We Held PS4 Exclusives Back from E3 2017

    You'll learn about them later this year

    Many were disappointed by the lack of new announcements at Sony’s E3 2017 press conference this week, but obviously the platform holder still has lots of projects in development that we don’t know about. And speaking with website Jagat Review, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has reassured fans...

Thursday15th Jun 2017

  • E3 2017 Want Crash Team Racing? Buy N. Sane Trilogy

    Va va voom

    This is our favourite sales pitch: if you want Game X then you must buy Game Y. It’s a teensy bit shady, but the fact is that it holds water: publishers are much more likely to fund games if there’s tangible proof that a market exists, so when Vicarious Visions suggests that Crash Team Racing could come to the PlayStation 4 if the

Wednesday14th Jun 2017

  • E3 2017 PS4 Exclusive WiLD Has Not Been Cancelled

    Michel Ancel confirms work is ongoing

    Michel Ancel revealed Beyond Good & Evil 2 this week, prompting some fans to worry about the future of his collaboration with Sony for the PlayStation 4 exclusive WiLD. The good news is that the project hasn’t been cancelled, and according to the Rayman maker it’s “getting better and better every...

  • E3 2017 No Plans to Drop PS4 Pro's Price, Says Sony

    Platform holder's happy with performance

    Sony’s mid-gen console the PlayStation 4 Pro is already $100 cheaper than Microsoft’s newly announced Xbox One X, and the Japanese giant has admitted that it has no plans to change the price of the platform any time soon. “Do you think it’s too expensive?” Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida...

  • E3 2017 Horizon's Frozen Wilds Will Alter the Existing Open World

    There'll also be new machines and weapons

    Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has hinted that we can expect Horizon: Zero Dawn’s first expansion – named The Frozen Wilds – to alter the state of the existing open world: “I understand there are some things happening in the original world as well,” he said. “ a new area that you...

  • E3 2017 Where the Hell Is Media Molecule's Dreams?

    Development nightmare?

    Hey, do you remember Dreams? The ambitious Media Molecule developed creation engine was everywhere, until it wasn’t. In fact, it’s been a while since we heard or saw anything about the game; the Guildford-based developer’s been posting updates to its website and social media accounts, but it’s not like the title’s...

  • E3 2017 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Won't Be Cheap

    But it is the entire game

    Perhaps one of the biggest shocks during Sony’s E3 2017 press conference is that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is coming to PlayStation VR later this year. Considering that games don’t get much bigger than Bethesda’s bulky role-playing release, this should prove positive for those who’ve been waiting for some...

  • E3 2017 Sony Welcomes the Arrival of Xbox One X

    Reckons it's good news for PS4 Pro

    PlayStation Europe bigwig Jim Ryan may have fluffed his lines on cross-console play, but he’s done a much better job addressing Xbox chief Phil Spencer’s comments on the PlayStation 4 Pro. In case you missed it, the Redmond man claimed yesterday that the PS4 Pro wasn’t in competition with the new Xbox One X...

Thursday15th Jun 2017

  • E3 2017 Sony Actually Went and Made Knack Good

    Pinch yourself

    Knack is the butt of all PlayStation jokes, but its sequel looks surprisingly excellent. The game’s director – and PlayStation 4 architect – Mark Cerny has talked at length about how his team at Japan Studio took feedback from the original on board, and while we don’t expect Knack 2 to be winning any awards, it looks like a...

Wednesday14th Jun 2017

Thursday15th Jun 2017

  • News Mortal Kombat's Sub-Zero Freezes Injustice 2 in July

    Cool

    Freeze machine Sub-Zero will cool down Injustice 2 in July as a DLC character. The popular Mortal Kombat fighter will be bringing his full repertoire of moves, including frozen decoys and an icy sabre. You can see pretty much everything that the character brings courtesy of the trailer above, and you’ll of course get access to the addition if...

Wednesday14th Jun 2017

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Tuesday13th Jun 2017

Monday12th Jun 2017

  • Reaction Xbox Is Still Two Steps Behind PlayStation

    Microsoft's surmounted the power gap but forgotten the software

    Xbox fans waited a year for last night’s press conference. That’s not a slight, but it needs to be put into context: there’s been no PlayStation Experience equivalent over the past 12 months from the folks in Redmond; the company certainly didn’t hold any media briefings at the...

  • Feature 5 PS4 Exclusives That Will Wow at E3 2017

    Show stoppers

    A lot of the anticipation for E3 centres on the unknown, but more often than not it’s the games that have already been revealed that steal the show. Who could forget that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves demo that dropped jaws in 2009? Or our first proper look at The Last of Us in 2012? Sony has more exclusives out in the open than any...

  • Guide What Time Is Sony's E3 2017 PlayStation Press Conference Live Stream?

    When and where to watch Sony's week-long show

    Sony PlayStation’s E3 2017 press conference is probably the one you’ve been waiting for. The platform holder’s been uncharacteristically quiet in the days leading up to the show, which means we can probably anticipate a surprise or two. The platform holder will also be hosting daily live shows...

  • Soapbox Sony Will Bring a Tsunami of PS4 Software to E3 2017

    Sammy's spotted a change in PlayStation's tact

    If you’ve followed E3 closely in the past, you’ll know there’s a different mood about the PlayStation camp this year. Historically, the Japanese giant drags the show out, using the days and weeks prior to any press conferences to release trailers, announce release dates, and sometimes even reveal...

Tuesday13th Jun 2017

Monday12th Jun 2017

Tuesday13th Jun 2017

  • E3 2017 Knack 2 Genuinely Looks Unironically Good

    I'll be Knack

    Industry veteran – and PlayStation 4 architect – Mark Cerny appeared on Geoff Keighley’s PlayStation Live stream earlier today to show off Knack 2, and to the surprise of everyone… It actually looks really very good. While the original release was a very simplistic platforming affair, the sequel appears to be upping the variety...

Monday12th Jun 2017

Sunday11th Jun 2017

Monday12th Jun 2017

  • Poll Has Xbox One X Left You Feeling Green with Envy?

    4Kin' hell

    Microsoft announced the new instalment in the Xbox One hardware family today: the Xbox One X. It wasn’t – as many fans had projected onto it – a new-generation console; instead it’s a mid-gen upgrade similar to the PlayStation 4 Pro, capable of boosting existing Xbox One software to a higher resolution and including bells and...

Sunday11th Jun 2017

  • E3 2017 BioWare's ANTHEM Due Spring 2018, Not Exclusive to Xbox

    Important details

    BioWare's brand new intellectual property, ANTHEM, was revealed yesterday during EA's totally-not-E3 press conference. All we got was a very brief teaser trailer, so admittedly we don't have much to say about the project just yet, but what we do know is that it's going to be blown open at Microsoft's show tonight. The fact...

  • Guide PlayStation E3 2017 Press Conference Schedule

    Time and dates for Sony PlayStation, EA, Ubisoft, Bethesda, and more

    All of the E3 2017 press conferences are upon us, and you’re going to want to make some space in your diary as we bring you all of the big news the moment that it breaks. Of course, you’re going to need to know exactly when each media briefing is scheduled to take place, which...

  • E3 2017 Whoops! The Evil Within 2 Totally Just Leaked

    The only way out is in

    Bethesda! You had just over 12 hours to go, but you’ve set your ad live for The Evil Within 2 early. Over on Reddit there’s currently a sponsored post promoting the next entry in the survival horror series, which will surely be announced during Bethesda’s press conference. The post states that veteran director Shinji...

Monday12th Jun 2017

  • E3 2017 Sony's Clearly Not a Fan of Cross-Console Play

    Minecraft goes cross-console on everything but PS4

    Microsoft is unifying pretty much all versions of Minecraft – except, of course, the PlayStation editions. While the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, smartphone, and even virtual reality versions will all be updated to amalgamate the experience, it seems Sony has said no to such an endeavour –...

Sunday11th Jun 2017

Monday12th Jun 2017

Sunday11th Jun 2017

  • Push Play Top of the PS4 Pops - Issue 2

    Rocknrolla

    While the first episode of the new Push Play series focused on interesting soundtracks released in April, the follow-up issue is going to deal with releases from May. A wide range of styles of game was on offer this month, and with it came some incredibly varied soundtracks as well, including a surprising goldmine of VR music. GNOG:...

Monday12th Jun 2017

Saturday10th Jun 2017

  • E3 2017 EA Gives PS4 Players Free Access to Five Games Until 18th June

    Titanfall 2! FIFA 17! UFC 2!

    At its E3 2017 press conference last year, EA announced an initiative called Play to Give which revolved around giving money to charities through players completing challenges within EA published games. EA has now provided an update on the scheme at its 2017 briefing, where it was announced that $1 million has been...

  • News Crash Bandicoot PS4's Trophies Reveal Major Secrets

    Far out

    Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy’s trio of Trophy lists are live ahead of the game’s launch later this month, and they’re harbouring some interesting secrets. First and foremost, the trinkets look reasonably achievable, though you will have to earn a lot of secret gems, which will surely challenge your platforming prowess...

  • News Phwoar! First Star Wars Battlefront 2 Gameplay Leaks

    And it looks ace

    Don’t expect this to hang around long: with the EA Play 2017 press conference fast-approaching, ninjas will be all over this. But for now, the first gameplay footage of Star Wars Battlefront 2 has leaked, showing off Darth Maul and Rey in all of their lightsaber waving glory. This is the PC version, but the visuals are outstanding...

  • E3 2017 EA Announces New Co-op Game A Way Out

    Prison break

    One of the only new IPs announced during EA's press conference was A Way Out, from the man who brought us the emotional gut punch that was Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. It's a narrative driven co-operative game in which you and another player take control of two convicts, Leo and Vincent, with aspirations of breaking out of prison...

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    Review Dark Rose Valkyrie

    A thorny rose

    Dark Rose Valkyrie is the latest Japanese role-playing game presented to us by developer Compile Heart and publisher Idea Factory. It’s set in an alternate version of 1929 Japan where Black Garnet, a meteorite, has hit the Earth and caused a virus that transforms the public into deadly creatures called Chimera.  The protagonist,...

  • Rumour Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Goes Loud on 27th October

    We did Nazi that coming

    Surprise! Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – a name which was teased all the way back in 2016 – will dual-wield the PlayStation 4 from 27th October. That’s according to a pulled product listing spotted on Amazon Germany, which sounds reasonably legit to us. Bethesda i

Sunday11th Jun 2017

Saturday10th Jun 2017

Sunday11th Jun 2017

Saturday10th Jun 2017

  • E3 2017 Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Gets Out Its Umbrella

    Drowning in blood

    Koji Igarashi’s anticipated Castlevania-esque adventure Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has gotten the trailer treatment ahead of E3 2017, showcasing a boss fight involving bodily fluids and umbrellas. It’s definitely coming together now this one, though we still find ourselves irritated by the way in which the main character...

  • Guide What Time Is the EA Play 2017 Press Conference?

    When does E3 2017 get underway?

    EA Play 2017 may not be officially part of E3 2017, but it’s the curtain raiser for the big show that we’re all anticipating. But what time does EA Play 2017 get underway, and where can you watch it live? EA Play 2017: What is EA Play 2017? Despite the name, EA Play 2017 is essentially an E3 2017 press...

  • E3 2017 Here's Your First Look At Star Wars Battlefront II's Multiplayer

    Darth Maul strikes back

    EA just wrapped up its EA Play event with a deep dive on the multiplayer side of Star Wars Battlefront II, and you can get a taste of that in the official gameplay trailer below: The trailer puts of the focus on the prequel trilogy, featuring droids, clone troopers, and most importantly Darth Maul. This is then weaved in...

  • E3 2017 Need For Speed Payback's Gameplay Looks Fast and Furious

    Racing stripes

    EA showed off the first gameplay trailer for Need for Speed Payback in its EA Play Press Conference today, and the game is looking more and more like a love letter to the Fast and the Furious franchise. The video sees a relaxing drive through the desert turn into a frenzied road battle replete with slow motion cut-scenes for you to...

  • Push Play Top of the PS4 Pops - Issue 1

    Dropping the beat

    Push Play is a new monthly series that will take a look at some of the interesting video game music releases recently. We hope to dig deep and find some interesting things you might not otherwise hear. It is by no means a comprehensive collation of every soundtrack, but rather a hand-picked group of what we think are the most...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 172

    The calm before the storm

    E3 2017 begins in earnest this weekend with a handful of media briefings, but there’s plenty of time for gaming while you wait for all of the shows to get underway. The question is: what games will be part of your pre-presser warm-up? You know the drill by now. Graham Banas, Reviewer: With all sorts of E3 conferences to...

  • E3 2017 Alex Hunter Returns in FIFA 18 Story Mode

    Fittingly called The Journey: Hunter Returns

    EA today announced the return of Alex Hunter to this year's FIFA 18 story mode. Last year's 'The Journey' was a surprisingly excellent mode, following Hunter's rise from the youth ranks to the first-team of your chosen Premier League club, capturing the imagination FIFA fans around the world.  In...

  • E3 2017 Madden NFL 18 to Feature Full Story Mode

    Longshot

    Following in the footsteps of FIFA 18, this year's Madden NFL 18 will feature a story mode called Longshot. It stars the acting of Mahershala Ali from House of Cards fame and Scott Porter from the American football TV series Friday Night Lights.  On the official website, publisher EA had this to say: "After three years away from...

Friday9th Jun 2017

Saturday10th Jun 2017

  • News Could Monster Hunter World Be E3 2017's First Leak?

    It could be

    It’s all been very quiet on the E3 2017 front, but have we just got our first hint at what’s to come next week? Eagle-eyed forum posters on NeoGAF have spotted a Capcom trademark registration in the United States for a game called Monster Hunter World. What is it? Well, in honesty it could be absolutely anything, but the timing...

Friday9th Jun 2017

Saturday10th Jun 2017

Friday9th Jun 2017

  • News Destiny 2 Beta Date Coming Our Way at E3 2017

    Bungie's gonna spill the beans

    Now that we've seen Destiny 2 in action and the game has a release date, many Guardians want to know the answer to just one question: when's the open beta happening? Bungie has already confirmed that a public test will be available before the sequel launches in September, but it's yet to give a precise date. That's...

  • News Laser League Is the Latest from OlliOlli Dev Roll7

    Laser tag

    Roll7 makes unequivocally great games, and the OlliOlli creator has revealed its latest: Laser League. The new title from the award-winning British outfit is a sort of multiplayer-based isometric action game where you need to steal territory from wireframe foes – or something. The trailer’s very short and thus not particularly...

Thursday8th Jun 2017

Wednesday7th Jun 2017

  • Rumour Super Street Fighter V Will Finish the Game for Free

    Arcade mode, characters, more

    Oof, this is one juicy rumour. Originating over on Reddit, the whispers say that Capcom is preparing Super Street Fighter V, which will essentially act as an expansion to the existing Street Fighter V. Apparently, those who already own the base game will be able to download Super Street Fighter V for...

  • News Digital PS4 Games Get Discounted in EU Ahead of Days of Play

    Expect big deals on the entire PS4 line later this week

    First and foremost, Sony’s big Days of Play promotion has been officially confirmed for Europe, as we previously reported. The big global sale – which is being billed as a thank you to fans – is set to kick off on 9th June around the world, and will run right the way through E3 2017 until...

Thursday8th Jun 2017

  • News Sony's Erecting an Enormous God of War Mural for E3 2017

    Update: And it's finally finished

    Want to know what one of the most exciting parts of E3 is? Watching the massive promotions being erected around downtown Los Angeles. And with just over a week to go, Sony’s already pulled in the painters to produce a gigantic mural on the side of a rather large building. We assume Kratos’ bald pate will appear...

Wednesday7th Jun 2017

Tuesday6th Jun 2017

  • Feature The Promising PS4 Games of June 2017

    Summer blockbusters

    2017 started off incredibly strong, but relatively speaking, the last couple of months have been a little quieter. That's set to change when it comes to June, however, as the summer month is packed with big releases on PlayStation 4. Not too long ago, publishers used to avoid summer in order to prioritise the early spring and...

  • News Sony Thanks the Fans with Days of Play Promotion Through E3 2017

    Save on hardware, exclusives, and accessories

    There’s always heightened industry excitement surrounding events like E3 2017, and Sony is planning to capitalise on that with Days of Play – a new promotion set to run globally starting 9th June through 17th June. And the platform holder’s detailed a little bit more about what we can expect from...

Wednesday7th Jun 2017

  • Feature Two Unannounced PS4 Games We Expect at Sony's E3 2017

    The big reveals

    We recently uploaded a video looking at five first-party PlayStation 4 exclusives we expect to steal the show at E3 2017, but a lot of people asked us which unannounced titles we’re anticipating as well. This proved a more challenging prospect because, when you’re talking about games that haven’t actually been revealed, where...

Tuesday6th Jun 2017

  • News Tekken 7 PS4 Connection Issues Continue, Bandai Namco Says a Fix Is Coming

    Connection was lost

    Tekken 7 hasn't gotten off to the smoothest of starts on PlayStation 4. The game's been out for a few days now, but its currently shaky networking systems are stopping a lot of players from enjoying online matches. Whether it's lag ruining fights or the inability to correctly connect with an opponent, there's certainly room for...

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    Review DiRT 4

    Riding DiRTy

    DiRT Rally was a real breath of fresh air when it released on the PlayStation 4 last year. It was celebrated for its razor sharp focus on the sport, as well as its challenging and fulfilling gameplay. Codemasters stripped away the excess and released a lean, mean, and unashamedly hardcore rally game – and it was great. With DiRT...

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    Review The Town of Light

    Old haunt

    It is perfectly clear, right from the pre-game warning screen, that this is a game that won’t be pulling any punches. The Town of Light tells the tragic tale of a teenage girl, Renée, suffering mental illness inside the walls of an early twentieth century Italian asylum, and while the characters are fictional, everything else is based...

  • News Sony: We're Not Frightened of Xbox Scorpio

    Company won't be losing any sleep

    Sony’s been busy conducting interviews with some of the biggest publications in the industry, and it’s inevitably been asked about Project Scorpio – the upcoming PS4 Pro-esque upgrade for the Xbox One, which is scheduled to release later this year. And it’s admitted that, while it’s eager to see what...

  • News June 2017's Free PlayStation Plus Games Are Available Now

    Get 'em while they're hot

    Want something new to play? Look no further than the PlayStation Store, where June 2017’s roster of free PlayStation Plus games are available now – in Europe at least. Those of you in North America will have to wait until the PlayStation Store updates in your region, but it shouldn’t be too far behind. The lineup...

  • News Open World PS4 RPG ELEX Gets a New Gameplay Trailer

    ELEXcellent?

    Last week, we wrote about the reappearance of ELEX, an open world role-playing title that's coming to PlayStation 4 in October. Its cinematic trailer made an interesting case, and now, you can get a glimpse of the game in action thanks to its new gameplay video. We don't like judging titles by their trailers, but the release is looking...

  • News Sony's E3 2017 Presser Will Be Another Quickfire Affair

    Don't blink

    We’ve panned PlayStation for turgid press conferences so many times that it’s nice to know it was paying attention. Over the past few years it’s gotten much better at delivering its briefings, and it knocked it out of the

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

    The robo-dinos deliver

    Launching brand new franchises is always a risky business, but Horizon: Zero Dawn has been an enormous success for Sony. After selling over 2.6 million units within its first two weeks on store shelves, the Guerrilla Games developed action role-playing release has now hit 3.4 million units as of 30th April. This statistic is...

  • News New Call of Duty: WWII Info Parachutes In

    Multiplayer will be "more grounded" and "strategic"

    With E3 on the horizon and its release date announced, developer Sledgehammer Games has offered an insight into Call of Duty: WWII in an interview with EDGE magazine. Studio heads Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey revealed that they visited numerous locations in Europe in order to make the game...

  • News Hellblade Gets Seriously Stressed from 8th August

    Senua's sacrifice

    Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – the exciting independently developed adventure from Heavenly Sword developer Ninja Theory – will battle its demons starting 8th August on the PlayStation 4, with pre-orders open now. The title promises to pit the titular Celtic warrior against the Viking underworld Hel, and will tackle taboo...

  • News Anticipated PlayStation VR Shooter Arizona Sunshine Launches 27th June

    Beat the heat

    Award-winning virtual reality slaughter-‘em-up Arizona Sunshine will slap on its sunscreen and brave the warm weather starting 27th June on the PlayStation 4. The title – which will be fully compatible with the PlayStation VR Aim Controller, as well as the PlayStation Move wands and DualShock 4 – includes a full campaign which...

  • News Pick Your Favourite Fighter with Free Tekken 7 Avatars on PS4

    Ready for the next battle

    Everybody loves cheeky little freebies on the PlayStation Store, right? Themes, avatars - we're happy to nab anything without a price tag. To celebrate the launch of Tekken 7, Bandai Namco has released ten different character avatars on the digital marketplace, and they don't cost a penny. Jin, Heihachi, Kazuya, Yoshimitsu,...

  • News Looks Like There's a Silver PS4 Slim on the Way Too

    Update: Out on 28th June in Europe

    Finding the new 1TB Gold PlayStation 4 Slim a little bit garish? Well, there appears to be a 500GB Silver model on the way as well – in Europe anyway. Images of this model have been popping up on the websites of European retailers since last night, but there’s no official word from Sony yet as to when and where...

  • News Beautiful Art Meets Giant Mechs in Sci-Fi Title 13 Sentinels, Confirmed for Western Release

    Lucky 13

    Vanillaware, the Japanese studio behind the glorious Dragon's Crown and the fantastic Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, has a new game in the works called 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. The project was originally announced quite a while back, but we've seen very little of it since. All we know is that it sports George Kamitani's insanely good signature...

  • Store Update 6th June 2017 (Europe)

    Checkered flag

    If racing games are your thing, then you’re in for a treat this week. Both remaster WipEout Omega Collection and sequel DiRT 4 are headliners on the European PlayStation Store this time. Other new arrivals include intriguing narrative adventure The Town of Light and survival horror Perception. You can find the full list of arrivals...

  • Reminder Download May 2017's PlayStation Plus Games Before It's Too Late

    Tales from the Borderlands and more still available

    This is your last chance to claim May 2017’s PlayStation Plus games before they’re replaced by June 2017’s offering. As a quick reminder, the freebies included Tales from the Borderlands and either ABZU or Alienation on the PlayStation 4, depending on your region. They’ll be replaced by...

Wednesday7th Jun 2017

  • E3 2017 13 Sentinels, Yakuza 6 Feature on This Year's Badges

    Lovely lanyards

    E3 is so weird that the badges… Actually get sponsored by upcoming games. Whatever, this has given us an excuse to finally break out the E3 2017 article prefix, as it’s been revealed that Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim will adorn this year’s lanyard fodder. Atlus usually occupies the spot solo, but this...

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    Review WipEout Omega Collection

    Need for speed

    One of PlayStation’s most iconic brands also happens to be one of its poorest commercial performers – it’s for that reason series creator Studio Liverpool finds itself resting in the Sony first-party graveyard alongside other ex-British institutes like Guerrilla Cambridge and Evolution Studios. It’s also the reason WipEout...

  • News Sony's Jim Ryan Just Said a Stupid Thing About Backwards Compatibility

    But there's truth in his comment

    Reasons you know E3 2017 is around the corner #5: an executive at a major gaming company just said a silly thing, and now there’s a fast-moving thread on NeoGAF about it. The latest humdinger comes courtesy of Sony Europe chief Jim Ryan on the subject of backwards compatibility, and it’s got people asking that...

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    Review Star Ocean: Till the End of Time

    The last hope?

    You know you’re playing an older game when you’re forced to use the shoulder buttons to turn the camera. There’s no option to change it to the right analogue stick, either, presumably because that would have meant extra work. It’s a sure-fire sign that Star Ocean: Till the End of Time is just an emulated upscale of the...

  • News Sony Reveals Several Games We'll See During Its E3 2017 Presser

    Time for hype

    Sony has confirmed a half-dozen or so titles that we’ll see during E3 2017, and they include all of the big names you’d anticipate. As part of a wide-ranging interview with Glixel, bosses Shawn Layden and Jim Ryan teased that you can expect to see more of God of War, Spider-Man, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Days Gone

Tuesday6th Jun 2017

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  • News Sony Believes PlayStation Vita Is Still a Viable System

    But not in the West

    Despite being the successor to a platform that moved over 80 million units, the PlayStation Vita has been a commercial flop. While the handheld is fantastic to use, it never quite got the support needed to make it succeed in a changing world where smartphones rule pockets around the world. And as part of an interview with The...

  • News Bethesda's Busy Making a AAA Free-to-Play Game

    E3 awaits

    Bethesda Game Studios - the outfit behind the modern Fallout games and The Elder Scrolls series - is currently working on a "AAA" free-to-play title, according to a recently posted job listing. We also know that the company is crafting a mobile game, but this seems to be for a different project entirely. Obviously, this raises the key...

  • News FIFA 18 Partners with PlayStation, Scores Its First Trailer

    We hope you like Ronaldo

    It's true, then: EA Sports is partnering with Sony and PlayStation for FIFA 18. The footy sim's first real trailer confirms as much, featuring PlayStation branding at the start and end of the video. Oh, and it's got loads of Ronaldo as well. Probably a good job that he ended up winning the Champions League the other night,...

  • News Digital Game Sales Are Becoming More and More Important to Sony

    The PlayStation Store makes a lot of money

    We're heading towards a digital age and have been for a while now as far as gaming is concerned, and Sony knows that as well as anyone. According the Polygon, CEO of Sony America Shawn Layden says that the PlayStation Store - Sony's digital marketplace for PlayStation software - is now "the number...

Tuesday6th Jun 2017

  • News Gold PS4 Slim to Launch at Reduced Price Through E3 2017

    And new deals to be added daily to PlayStation Store

    Sony’s trialling something new alongside E3 2017 this year: Days of Play. It promises to be a heavily promoted nine-day sale that will run in conjunction with the event in Los Angeles, and it’s being kickstarted with the release of the gold 1TB PlayStation 4 Slim which leaked last week. The...

Monday5th Jun 2017

  • News Why Is the New God of War So Different to Its Predecessors?

    The series under-performed in Europe

    We’ve been of the opinion that God of War needed to change ever since Ascension failed to thrill to the same level as its predecessors, but many have questioned developer Sony Santa Monica’s motive behind the change. Speaking with Glixel, PlayStation Europe boss Jim Ryan has indicated that one of the reasons...

  • News PS4 Is Still Crushing the Competition, Especially in Europe

    Sony shares new numbers

    The PlayStation 4 is still well on track to being one of the most successful consoles that Sony has ever launched. Over the last few years, the current-gen machine has shown now signs of slowing down, and fresh comments from PlayStation bosses Shawn Layden and Jim Ryan only nail that point home. In an interview...

  • News PS4 Pro Selling 'Way Ahead of Expectations', Says Sony

    One in five PS4 sales are Pro

    The PS4 Pro may have started life a little rough thanks to Sony's somewhat dull hardware reveal event and a cavalcade of leaks, but the reality is that the company never had gigantic expectations for the mid-generation upgrade. Aimed first and foremost at the hardcore gaming crowd, the Pro is a more expensive option...

  • News PS4's Japanese Game Resurgence Will Continue at E3 2017

    Sony teases big announcements

    Arguably the biggest story of 2017 has been the resurgence of Japanese games on the PlayStation 4. The likes of Persona 5, Resident Evil 7, Nioh, NieR: Automata, and Yakuza 0 have been among the best games on the platform this year, and according to PlayStation America boss Shawn Layden, we should expect this story to...

  • Rumour Tekken Bowl Mode Is Returning as Tekken 7 DLC Plans Leak

    Hints on guest characters, too

    It was only a matter of time until stories like this started popping up. The PC version of Tekken 7 has been datamined, and supposedly, its downloadable content plans have been revealed based on hints left within in the game's code. The official word on additional content is that Tekken 7 will receive two guest...

  • UK Sales Charts Tekken 7 Lands Series' First Number One in 20 Years

    83 per cent of copies sold on PS4

    Tekken 7 has become the first entry in Bandai Namco’s iconic brawler brand to top the UK sales charts in almost two decades. The previous entry to achieve such a feat was Tekken 3 all the way back in 1998, which is frankly incredible. A whopping 83 per cent of retail copies were sold on the PlayStation 4 – one...

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  • News The Persistence Is Dead Space for PlayStation VR

    Well, kinda

    Blimey, the original Dead Space was so good, wasn’t it? The sequel was decent, too, but that inaugural entry was a masterpiece. With the series all but dead, it’s nice to see its spirit alive and well with PlayStation VR exclusive The Persistence. Like, it’s not even trying to hide its influences is it: abandoned space station?...

  • News PlayStation UK to Sponsor London Pride 2017

    For all the players

    This is nice: PlayStation UK has announced that it will be sponsoring London Pride 2017, which is currently scheduled to take place in the English capital between 24th June and 9th July. For those of you who don’t know, the annual summer festival attracts millions to the city every year, and is designed to celebrate the LGBT...

  • News Champions League Final to Be Broadcast with PlayStation VR

    But only in Germany

    Tonight marks the Champions League final, as Real Madrid attempt to win a record second successive European crown against Italian giants Juventus in the Welsh capital Cardiff. It’s the biggest club event in the footballing calendar – it’s a bit like the Super Bowl of soccer but spanning an entire continent rather than a...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 171

    Almost forgot to ask

    Guess who forgot about WAYP this week? In your humble host’s defence, the Bank Holiday has messed up our perception of time – and, like, E3 2017 is approaching so… Anyhoo, we have an amazing team of scribes here who dropped everything at a moment’s notice to shoot their itinerary over. That or they just so happened to be...

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  • News Middle-earth: Shadow of War Delayed Until 10th October

    Bil-d'oh!

    Let’s be honest: Middle-earth: Shadow of War has been looking rough. The game – which was originally due out at the end of August – is being put back in the oven for a good couple of months, with developer Monolith confirming that the title will now deploy on 10th October worldwide. Here’s what the studio had to say:...

  • News Get Misty Eyed with WipEout Omega Collection Video

    How the series found success

    WipEout Omega Collection plots the return of an iconic PlayStation brand next week, and Sony’s released a new trailer featuring interviews with some of the people who shaped its success. The short but sweet clip includes anecdotes from creator Nick Burcombe, composer Tim Wright, and ex-community manager Ami Nakajima...