News - June, 2017

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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 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 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 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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 Lara Croft's Latest Game Shadow of the Tomb Raider Seemingly Leaked

    Off to Egypt?

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider was already spotted on a Canadian subway, and we’ve since learned that it’s almost certainly in production at Eidos Montreal, while series developer Crystal Dynamics turns its attention to The Avengers. And now a website seems to have leaked the first concept art and assets from the tit

  • 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...

  • News Spider-Man Seemingly Launching in First Half of 2018

    God of War and Shadow of the Colossus, too

    We’ve told you time and time again that Sony’s moving away from the holidays for tentpole exclusive releases, but even after the dizzying first-party PlayStation 4 lineup in the first half of this year, still people doubt the tactic. Well, it looks like it’s going to be repeating it in 2018, because...

  • 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 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 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 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

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...

  • 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,...

  • E3 2017 Metal Gear Survive Still Exists, Launches Next Year

    Snake in the grass

    Metal Gear Survive – the weird zombie-based co-op spin-off that’s landed Hideo Kojima in hot water with Konami once again – will release in 2018. The game – which we hadn’t even realised was at the convention – was originally scheduled for release this year, but has been “pushed back a few months” for polish...

  • 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

  • Guide PS4 Games Release Dates 2017

    Every PlayStation 4 game confirmed for 2017 and beyond

    Updated: Looking for PS4 games release dates? Then we've got you covered with an exhaustive list of every PlayStation 4 game scheduled to release in 2017. You'll find every confirmed release date from June onwards, alongside some tentative ones, and we'll be working to update this regularly so...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 173

    Post-show play sesssions

    E3 2017 is over, which means that we’re ready to actually play games again – as opposed to just talk about them. The summer months may be in full swing, but the PlayStation 4 gaming calendar ain’t looking any quieter. Here’s what we’re playing this weekened. Robert Ramsey, Associate Editor: After weeks of...

  • E3 2017 This Is How The Crew 2's Motorsport Triathlons Work

    One way or another

    One of the more bemusing announcements of E3 2017: The Crew 2 has boats now – and planes. As strong believers that Jet Moto deserves a reboot, this actually interests us – but how the feck does it all work? Simple, really – it adopts a triathlon format, flinging you from one discipline to the next in an attempt to hold...

Friday16th Jun 2017

  • 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

  • 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...

  • 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 Final Fantasy XV's New DLC Is Like a Different Game

    Yes, it's a third-person shooter

    What the—? Well, we suppose nothing about Final Fantasy XV should surprise us anymore, but even after earlier reports suggested as much, this first trailer for Episode Prompto has caught us by surprise. It looks like the kind of corridor third-person shooter that you’d find on the PlayStation 2 – but in the...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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,...

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  • 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...

  • 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 PS4 Pro Controller Still Very Much Being Considered by Sony

    "Something we continue to look at"

    Sometimes there are ideas so good that you have to steal them, and the Xbox One Elite controller is one of them. The premium pad may be pricey, but it’s proved popular among core gamers – the kind of people you’d expect to cough up for products like the PS4 Pro. But Sony’s been reluctant to offer a similar...

  • 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 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...

  • News Sony: We See PS4 and Nintendo Switch Sitting Side-by-Side

    Manufacturer thinks console's a “great success for Nintendo”

    Sony’s been running a lot of interviews ahead of E3 2017 this week, and PlayStation America boss Shawn Layden’s been chatting a little bit about the Nintendo Switch, which has gotten off to a strong start since its release in early March. Speaking with TIME, the suit said that the...

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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...

  • 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...

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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'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 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...

  • 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 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 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 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 Breaking Bad Is Getting a PlayStation VR Adaptation

    By the show's creator, too

    Sony boss Kaz Hirai has talked extensively about how he wants to unify the company’s different divisions, and this could be considered an example of that: Breaking Bad – which was produced by Sony Pictures Television – is to receive a PlayStation VR experience, with series creator Vince Gilligan on hand to lead the...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • News Colourful Co-Op Action RPG The Swords of Ditto Adventures to PS4 Early 2018

    Live by the sword

    The Swords of Ditto looks to be a colourful and quirky little action role-playing game that you can play with a friend. The game's just been revealed via the lighthearted trailer that we've embedded above, and it's due to launch on PlayStation 4 early next year. We get to see the release in action near the end of the video, and it...

  • News Indie Games Publisher Devolver Digital Dates Its 'Mega' E3 2017 Press Conference

    Will be part of a bigger Twitch stream

    It's true, then: Devolver Digital is indeed hosting its own E3 2017 press conference. If you hadn't already noticed, we're now just days away from the start of the Los Angeles event, so you won't have to wait long to see what the popular publisher has in store. Its show will actually be part of a bigger Twitch...

Monday5th Jun 2017

  • 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 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 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

  • 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...

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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 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 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...

  • 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 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 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 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...

  • News PlayStation VR Sales Surpass One Million Despite Supply Shortages

    VReally good

    Anyone who expected PlayStation VR to sprint out of the stocks had their expectations misaligned: it’s a pricey peripheral in a fledgling space. Sony’s headset is doing just fine, though, outselling its nearest rivals combined and it's just crossed the all-important one million unit milestone as of an announcement made by the...

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Saturday3rd Jun 2017

  • 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...

Friday2nd Jun 2017

Thursday1st Jun 2017