News - July, 2017

Tuesday1st Aug 2017

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    Review CastleStorm VR

    Castle crashers

    Zen Studios must be contractually obliged to port CastleStorm to every viable platform, because it seems to get around like a king on a crusade. It’s a weird one because the game has never, in this author’s opinion, been all that exciting – but people must enjoy it otherwise it wouldn’t keep popping up like a bad smell...

Monday31st Jul 2017

  • News Limited Edition Destiny 2 DualShock 4 Is Coming to Europe

    It's fugly, though

    Sony's launching a limited edition DualShock 4 alongside Destiny 2 on the 6th September. The primarily white and gold controller will be available across Europe, but for some reason, that doesn't include Poland, Russia, or the UK. A bit weird, that. To be honest, we're not that arsed anyway. We love a good custom DualShock...

  • Hands On Does LawBreakers Exert Its Own Pull in the Multiplayer Shooter Scene?

    Gravity kills

    There's not a single competitive shooter that can avoid the shadow that Overwatch has cast. As we were adjusting to the classes of Boss Key Production’s upcoming LawBreakers, we heard one of our friend’s remark, “Oh, the Battle Medic is a hybrid of Junkrat and Zenyatta.” At another point, we realised that one of the Titan...

  • UK Sales Charts Crash Bandicoot Can't Be Stopped At This Point

    Top of the charts again

    Ain’t no one getting in the way of the ‘coot, as Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has continued its N. Sane sales trajectory with a fourth week at number one in the UK sales charts. To be fair, there’s not much competition for the classic platformer at the moment, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that the remake...

  • News Sony Confirms Dragon Quest XI Will Come to PS4 in the West

    Echoes of an elusive age

    Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age was confirmed for Western release last week without any platforms attached, but now Sony has uploaded the localisation’s announcement trailer confirming that it will launch on the PlayStation 4 on these shores. It’s hardly a surprise given the system’s install base, but it’s...

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    Review Leaving Lyndow

    Leave me alone

    Leaving Lyndow is less of a full-fledged game and more of a precursor to Eastshade Studios upcoming game, the aptly named Eastshade – it's a bit like what Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes was to the Phantom Pain. This experience mainly exists to provide context to the full game coming at a later date, as well as serving...

  • Push Play Top of the PS4 Pops - Issue 4

    Surfin’ on a sound wave

    This year’s slate of releases has been a dream. But alongside many of these phenomenal games have been equally phenomenal soundtracks. And to be frank, we’re starting to get scared about that “soundtracks of the year” list come December. Between Persona 5 a few months back, Pyre this month, and Undertale next month,...

Sunday30th Jul 2017

  • News Gran Turismo Sport May Be in for a Tough Ride

    Sim racer is already disappointing some

    Gran Turismo Sport is being taken on tour ahead of its October release date, but the response is not all that positive at the moment. The reality is that Polyphony Digital has ditched the franchise’s car collecting origins in favour of a more online-focused experience. The campaign, then, will not see you...

  • News This PlayStation Now on PlayStation Plus Rumour Is Clutching at Straws

    And short ones at that

    Oh no, our bullsh*t detector is about to explode. Again. Sony announced that it will be pushing up the price of PlayStation Plus starting 31st August in Europe and Australia this week, and it went down about as well as a north-eastern team in the Premier League. Now the ever-dependable games media is attempting to make sense...

  • News China's Making a Dark Souls Knock-Off for PS4

    Sinner

    Blimey, stop us if you’ve played this one before! Chinese developer Darkstar Games announced a new title for the PlayStation 4 named Sinner during Sony’s low-profile ChinaJoy 2017 press conference this week – and the first gameplay footage is familiar to say the least. This isn’t just inspired by Dark Souls – it’s literally...

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  • Rumour Street Fighter Anniversary Collection Flying to PS4

    How do, Ken?

    Street Fighter will celebrate its 30th anniversary next month, and word is Capcom has a little something in the pipeline. A product listing for a Street Fighter Anniversary Collection has popped up on a German website, and the inside chatter is that it’s legit. If the name sounds familiar then you may recall a similar package on the...

Friday28th Jul 2017

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    Review Sundered

    Torn asunder

    Sundered, the most recent release from Thunder Lotus Games – makers of Jotun – is another in a long line of successful Kickstarter ventures. While there have been some crowd-funded stinkers, others have been rousing successes, like the incredible Hyper Light Drifter. Sundered lands somewhere in the middle of those two as it does...

  • News Pick Framerate or Resolution in Hellblade on PS4 Pro

    Stunning launch trailer also released

    Planning to play Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice on the PlayStation 4 Pro? You’ll have a couple of options to choose from. According to developer Ninja Theory, the game will support either an enhanced resolution on Sony’s supercharged system (no word on what that will be) or a higher framerate of 60...

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  • News Grand Theft Auto 6 Rumours Just a Big Fat Hoax, Sadly

    Rockstar's maybe not doing motion capture work after all

    Update: Tim Neff has no knowledge of Grand Theft Auto VI at all. "That isn't my page, account, or resume," he said of the resume which supposedly leaked. "I don't even know that website. I worked on Grand Theft Auto 5 a long time ago and haven't done anything since." Original...

  • News Descenders Rides Downhill to PS4 in 2018

    On yer bike

    Thrills don’t get much rawer than leaping over a steam train on a bicycle. Descenders is an upcoming cycling sim with procedurally generated worlds and real consequences. Taking one glance at the trailer embedded above, it’s not messing around – one wrong move in these hazardous terrains and you can kiss goodbye to your knee caps...

  • News Gundam Versus Won't Lose Its Licensed Music for Western Release

    Gun-damn good news

    Over the years, the Gundam franchise has introduced many a fan to catchy Japanese tunes. Primarily used during the intros of the various anime shows, loads of different songs have become synonymous with Gundam as a whole, and as such, these tunes are sometimes placed directly into Gundam video games as...

  • News There's Yet Another Zombie Shooter Game Entering Open Beta on PS4 Today

    Add Dead Alliance to the pile

    Do we really need more bloody zombies in our video games? Apparently so, as multiplayer shooter Dead Alliance is entering its open beta phase on PlayStation 4 starting today. From what we gather, the game essentially drops opposing teams of players in a map filled with zombies, and you're tasked with shooting anything...

  • News Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Fights Its Demons in 10 Minute Demo

    Mind master

    Blimey, there’s some ridiculously cool stuff in this Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice demo. We love the way the voices in the protagonist's head are incorporated into the gameplay, alerting you to the arrival of new enemies and impending attacks. And we also enjoy the way the health of enemies is reflected by the wounds on their bodies...

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    Review Vostok Inc

    Dope mine

    What if an idle clicker tasked you with more than bashing buttons and twiddling your thumbs? Vostok Inc is the answer: a galactic greed-‘em-up that pads profiteering with twin-stick shooting. This kitsch clash of genres comes care of The Hungry Horde developer Nosebleed Interactive, and shares its penchant for offbeat bonus content...

Friday28th Jul 2017

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    Review Smashbox Arena

    Smash 'n' grab

    Smashbox Arena is like a goofy PlayStation VR mix of SOCOM and dodgeball. Wielding two required PlayStation Move motion controllers, you’re armed with suction weapons that can be used to catch balls and propel them in the opposite direction. Your goal is to fling said spherical shapes in the direction of your opponent in order to...

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  • News PlayStation Plus Members Save in New NA PlayStation Store Sale

    Another one

    If you missed the North American PlayStation Store Flash Sale which ran last weekend, then maybe you should turn your attention to the new PlayStation Plus Specials Sale. Scheduled to run through 08:00 on 1st August, the promotion includes up to 70 per cent discounts on a range of titles, including For Honor, Resident Evil 7, and The...

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    Review Aven Colony

    Aventually

    Aven Colony tells the story of the human colonisation of an alien world, and each mission of the fifteen hour campaign is a variation on that one, singular idea. Like Earth, the planet offers everything from frozen tundra to lush, fertile landscapes capable of supporting the growth of crops like corn and wheat. The aim of the game is to...

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    Review Infinite Minigolf

    Tiger W∞ds

    Infinite Minigolf may be a bad name, but it’s a potentially accurate one. Zen Studios’ follow-up to forgotten PlayStation 3 putt-‘em-up Planet Minigolf is packing some nifty cross-console features, meaning that its pool of user generated courses can be accessed regardless of your system of choice. This means that you could,...

  • News Agents of Mayhem's Marketing Is Getting Really Desperate

    Yikes

    Very few people care about Agents of Mayhem -- we know that by taking one look at the traffic it brings in for this site. It's one of those games that just can't seem to get a foothold no matter how hard it tries, a bit like Battleborn. Now, we don't want Agents of Mayhem to flop -- it could end up being an amazing game for all we know --...

  • Hands On Exploring Uncharted's Largest Ever Environment in The Lost Legacy

    Chloe trailblazer

    Naughty Dog never does things by half, does it? Uncharted: The Lost Legacy was originally intended to be downloadable content for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, but once it started plotting out stories the award-winning Californian company knew it needed to make a standalone game. But not just any game, of course: Chloe Frazer and...

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    Review Tiny Trax

    Micro machines

    Tiny Trax is one of those games that’s just really good, y’know? Velocity 2X developer FuturLab rarely ever disappoints, and its PlayStation VR debut is predictably spot-on. A vibrant Scalextric-style slot racer, this arcade delight places you inside 12 fantasy dioramas and hands you control of one of several miniature vehicles,...

Wednesday26th Jul 2017

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    Review Theseus

    Labyrinth and repeat

    The tale of Theseus isn’t exactly a bad starting point for a video game. One of Greek mythology’s more popular yarns, it obviously depicts the titular warrior’s conflict with a murderous Minotaur – and his relationship with Ariadne, a descendent of Zeus. And that’s exactly the subject of this third-person PlayStation...

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    Review SUPERHOT

    You've got red dudes on you

    SUPERHOT is the most innovative shooter we’ve played in years. We’re not saying that solely because the game tells us to – it’s true. This time bending tour-de-force only moves when you do, creating puzzle-like scenarios where you need to weave through fire-power and lob objects in order to overcome seemingly...

  • News Monster Hunter: World Takes Animal Cruelty to a New Level

    Capcom drops weapons-based trailer

    Monster Hunter: World will provide you with numerous ways to slaughter your prey in return for new clothing and equipment. This brand new trailer debuted at Comic-Con 2017 demonstrates just how satisfying the animal cruelty can be, with one clip showing the character running up a wall kung-fu movie style – before...

  • News 30 Minute Ni no Kuni II Demo Gives a More In-Depth Look at the Game

    Boss rush

    Those of you who have been keeping up with the Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom news will probably have seen much of the footage from the gameplay demo that we've embedded above, but the video still offers up our most in-depth look at the role-playing title yet. It features commentary from the team at Bandai Namco as they slog through...

Saturday22nd Jul 2017

  • Talking Point What Free August 2017 PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    When will August's PS Plus games be announced?

    Time really does fly when you’re having fun. We’ve barely got done ensuring that the awful teenage cast of Until Dawn endure the worst deaths imaginable, and already it’s time to start thinking about August 2017’s big PlayStation Plus update. We’re anticipating an announcement for the full...

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    Review 99Vidas

    Favelas of rage

    The scrolling beat-'em-up is one of those beloved genres that indie devs are always trying to bring back to the fold, but they never quite succeed. Maybe it’s the inherent level of old school challenge or the left-to-right simplicity that fails to catch on. Perhaps the strongest example of this attempted resurgence in recent years...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 178

    Plenty of variety

    It’s the penultimate weekend in July before the August apocalypse arrives. Seriously, if you thought that you were going to have another month to clear your backlog, then think again – the next month is looking stacked. You may want to polish up any leftovers while you still have the chance. Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m on the...

  • News Tekken 7 Grabs New Character Portraits For Free in September

    Tekken it higher

    Alongside the paid stuff that's available via the title's season pass, the Tekken Team has always said that it'll be supporting Tekken 7 with free updates and content. Although we're yet to see anything substantial -- and we're still holding out on the return of Armor King -- we're still interested in seeing what little bits...

  • News Gundam Versus Is Getting an Open Beta Here in the West

    Newstype

    Good news if you're looking to give Gundam Versus a shot before buying as Bandai Namco has announced that an open beta will be happening at some point before the finished game's release in September. We'll let you know when the publisher's pinned down an exact date. Gundam Versus is due out in North America and Europe on the...

Friday21st Jul 2017

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    Review Cars 3: Driven to Win

    Rocky road

    Pixar’s Cars movies are widely regarded as some of their weaker works, but they probably have the most straightforward path to gamification. Cars 3: Driven to Win is a simple arcade racer, featuring characters and locations from the films, and it’s almost exactly what you’d expect. However, the amount of variety and fun on offer...

  • News They're Using Awful Final Fantasy XIII Characters to Sell Cars Now

    Snow joke

    A number of Final Fantasy characters have tried their hand at advertising in the past. Most notably, Final Fantasy XIII's Lightning, in all of her immensely boring glory, was once brought in to help sell designer handbags. And now, equally dreadful Final Fantasy XIII hero Snow is busy shifting Nissan cars in a brand new clip. It's all a...

  • Guide What Time Does Destiny 2's PS4 Beta Begin?

    And how do you get in the Destiny 2 beta?

    Destiny 2 is shaping up to be the biggest game of the year (sorry Call of Duty: WWII and Star Wars: Battlefront 2) and Bungie wants to give you an early taste of the title via its PlayStation 4 beta. But what time does the Destiny 2 beta begin? And how do you get in the Destiny 2 PS4 beta? Worry not, eager...

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    Review Super Cloudbuilt

    Destination heaven

    Parkour as a mechanic has become synonymous with the first-person shooter genre as of late. The likes of Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare and the Titanfall series brought the art of wall running to the masses, but rarely does a game outside of the FPS family incorporate free running to the point where it’s the way to get about...

  • Hands On The Happy Dungeons Open Beta Is Worth a Look on PS4

    A quick recommendation

    Happy Dungeons is a cutesy little free-to-play title that's coming to PlayStation 4 this September. It's an action role-playing game with loot drops, character classes, quests, co-op for up to four players, and a daft story. It's also available to download now on Sony's console as an open beta -- and we'd recommend giving...

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  • Video Watch Us Kick Cabal Arse in the Destiny 2 Beta

    Back in the saddle

    Wondering what the Destiny 2 beta is all about? Not sure if you should go and download 15GB of data to your PlayStation 4 just to check it out? Then you're in luck, as regular Push Square stream bloke Alex Stinton played through a good chunk of it so that you don't have to. Watch as he takes on the Cabal in the game's opening...

Thursday20th Jul 2017

  • News Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Is Ready to Plunder Some Riches on PS4

    Naughty Dog's latest goes gold

    Sort-of-spin-off Uncharted: The Lost Legacy has gone gold, developer Naughty Dog has announced. For those who may not know, going "gold" means that development of the game has finished, and so it won't be long before it enters mass production. The standalone adventure was originally revealed back at the...

  • News What Even Is Sonic Forces At This Point?

    Meet new enemy Infinite

    What the heck is this? SEGA’s announced Sonic Forces’ latest villain Infinite with a bizarre trailer that starts out with edgy rap music and then turns into some kind of cheesy, sitcom-esque cut-scene. “WHOA! This guy is faster than Sonic!” Cringe. Infinite is one of several antagonists you’ll face in the...

  • News Persona 5 Is the Best RPG of All Time According to Readers of Famitsu Magazine

    The Witcher 3 is number 20, apparently

    Persona 5 is the greatest role-playing game of all time. At least, that's what readers of Japanese publication Famitsu believe. The magazine recently asked its audience to vote for the 20 best RPGs ever made, and Atlus' latest release came out on top. Okay, so we can just about live with Persona 5 being...

  • News Crash Bandicoot's Hardest Ever Level Released As DLC

    Free through 19th August

    Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy not hard enough for you? Fancy a free level? Activision’s launched the unreleased Stormy Ascent stage on the PlayStation Store today – and it’s free through 19th August, which is nice. Of course, we already more or less knew this was coming due to the original title’s Trophy list. If...

Friday21st Jul 2017

  • News June 2017 NPD: PS4 Enjoys Best June Since Launch

    Tekken 7 tops, Crash Bandicoot hits

    The PlayStation 4 may be knee-deep into its fourth year, but it’s showing no signs of slowing – in fact, it’s actually performing better than in previous years. Sony’s console topped the United States hardware charts for a second successive month, registering its strongest June on record since release...

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    Review SUPERHOT VR

    Slow whoa

    On paper, SUPERHOT VR is probably the coolest game ever made; in practice, the first-person shooter is merely a very good PlayStation VR release. The homicidal hit assigns you the detached digits of an assassin in a whitewash computer simulation where time only moves when you do. Your objective? To annihilate a band of polygonal villains...

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  • News Need for Speed Payback Has the Dumbest Pre-Order Bonus

    Holy smokes

    Exclusive platinum blue tire smoke. That’s what you’ll get if you pre-order forthcoming Fast & Furious-inspired racer Need for Speed Payback from Australian retailer EB Games – and practically any other store. You’ll also get the Platinum Car Pack, of course – which comprises five exclusive vehicles including the Dodge...

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    Review Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles

    Not a cloud in the sky

    Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is quite possibly the most pleasant game on PlayStation 4. Constructed by the tiny indie developer that is Prideful Sloth, it's a rather ambitious little title that fuses open world exploration with lite crafting and farming elements. It takes clear inspiration from a number of different...

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    Review Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire

    Fallen short

    When Princess Cecille's father unexpectedly passes away, control of the embattled kingdom of Fenumia is passed over to her. She's quickly handed a magical, talking book that was apparently a prized possession of the recently deceased king, and this Grimoire is more than willing to impart advice to Cecille on how she should proceed in...

Tuesday18th Jul 2017

  • Store Update 18th July 2017 (Europe)

    Super hot

    The retail releases may be drying up for the summer, but the European PlayStation Store is still firing on all cylinders. This week sees the release of some pretty hotly anticipated digital downloads, including SUPERHOT (and its PlayStation VR counterpart), Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, and the Early Access release of the long...

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  • Rumour No Man's Sky May Finally Be Getting Multiplayer

    Aim for the stars

    Now this is a pretty juicy rumour - especially if you're a fan of No Man's Sky. Cast your mind back to the time just after the game launched, and you'll probably remember all that outrage regarding the title's lack of multiplayer. Players tried to meet up with each other within the virtual universe, but it turned out that the...

  • News Sony Is Finally Releasing a Special Edition PS4 Pro

    It's about time

    Well would you look at that - a PS4 Pro that isn't standard matte black. Sony has revealed that a special 'glacier white' system will be bundled with Destiny 2, which will launch on the 6th September in North America and Europe. The console will boast a 1TB hard drive and, of course, a matching DualShock 4 controller. The bundle...

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    Review Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

    Absolute bangaa

    Final Fantasy XII has aged very well indeed – and that's not something you can say about a lot of role-playing games that launched over ten years ago. Following on from the admirable remastered collection that is Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster, Square Enix has seen fit to rework one of the most divisive mainline Final Fantasy...

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    Review Black The Fall

    Black magic

    The magic of an independent game is that one can come from pretty much nowhere and completely blow you away. Black The Fall, the debut game from developer Sand Sailor Studio that was successfully funded via Kickstarter back in 2014, is a perfect example of that. Pitched as a 2D puzzle platforming game, the title is actually so much more...

  • News Expect Another Big No Man's Sky Update to Drop Next Month

    Ever expanding universe

    No Man's Sky may have disappointed many a player, but developer Hello Games is still working hard to improve its intergalactic title. Although not without its flaws, there's no denying that the release has evolved beyond its initial form thanks to the studio's continued efforts, and it sounds like further alterations are...

  • Deals Amazon Prime Day 2017 Round Up

    Push Buy

    So, you have no doubt heard that it is Amazon Prime Day today. Now in its third year, this is the day when the online retail giant offers you even "greater savings than you might find on Black Friday", at least that's what they claim.  We'll be rounding up some of the best (general) gaming and technology related deals for you on this...

  • UK Sales Charts Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Claims Top Spot for Second Week Running

    Horizon: Zero Dawn also returns

    There's just no stopping Crash Bandicoot at the minute. The orange mascot managed to retain his place at the top of the UK software charts for the second week in a row, fighting off the evergreen Grand Theft Auto V, which moved up into second place. Here's a reasonably impressive fact for you: the last...

  • News Another Brutal Nioh DLC Slashes Its Way to PS4 This Month

    Castle crasher

    Following on from the game's rather good Dragon of the North expansion, Nioh is getting another chunk of downloadable content later this month in the form of Defiant Honor. As you'd expect, the next additional saga will include new locations, enemies, equipment, and Trophies. Defiant Honor will see protagonist William take...

  • News Star Wars Battlefront II's Multiplayer Beta Kicks Off In Early October

    Early access with a pre-order

    EA has announced that Star Wars Battlefront II's multiplayer beta will begin on 6th October and last through until 9th October, with PS4 players who pre-order the game getting two days early access on 4th October. The beta will feature two modes: Galactic Assault on Naboo and Multiplayer Starfighter Assault. Galactic...

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  • Feature The 10 Best PS4 Games of 2017 So Far

    Our PlayStation highlights

    Well, apparently it’s already July, which means that half of 2017 has already gone. And what a six months it’s been on the PlayStation 4: the software schedule has been so strong that we really had to work to whittle down a list of the top ten titles – and even then we’ve included a bunch of honourable mentions...

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    Review Elite Dangerous

    Space ace

    A call has been sent out to all commanders in the Pilot Federation for help. Apparently things have been getting a bit rowdy over in the Rakapila system, and they’re after some able pilots to come and hunt down any wanted ships in their system. The rewards are good, and with the credits you earn you’ll be able to buy some much needed...

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  • Weirdness Swords and Underpants, That's All a Real Witcher 3 Player Needs

    Geralt of here

    Good golly, and we thought we were tough for finishing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Blood and Broken Bones difficulty. YouTube user Aeraloth has uploaded an almost two-hour video that shows them battering every single boss on Death March difficulty - expansions included - with a barely clothed Geralt and next to no sign usage...

  • News PS5 Is Likely Coming in 2019, Believes Analyst

    Pachter plumps up with PlayStation 5 prediction

    The PlayStation 5 will “probably” release in 2019, according to analyst Michael Pachter. Sony bigwig Shawn Layden recently confirmed that a new generation console is coming from the platform holder, but he warned fans not to expect it anytime soon. However, speaking with Gaming Bolt, the divisive...

  • News PlayStation Experience 2017 Makes Tracks for Malaysia This August

    Sure, why not?

    There’ll be a PlayStation Experience in South East Asia in addition to the main event planned for Anaheim in December. Sony’s confirmed that a similar show will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 5th August, where fans will get hands-on time with a variety of upcoming games. Confirmed titles thus far include Detroit: Become...

  • News Killzone: Shadow Fall Director Exits Guerrilla After 12 Years

    Try not ter Heide away

    Killzone: Shadow Fall director and Guerrilla Games veteran Steven ter Heide has departed the Dutch developer after 12 years. In addition to leading production on the PlayStation 4 launch title, ter Heide also recently worked on both Horizon: Zero Dawn and RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, so he’s got quite the portfolio. It...

  • News Friday the 13th, Crash Bandicoot Top June 2017 PlayStation Store Charts

    Summer camp

    Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Friday the 13th: The Game were the big winners in the June 2017 PlayStation Store charts. Unsurprisingly in Europe, the ‘Coot topped with just a couple of days of data tracked, while Jason Voorhees massacred the summit in North America. Heavy discounting propelled Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and...

  • News Doomfist Announced as the 25th Overwatch Hero

    Playable on PC

    Doomfist has been a long rumoured Overwatch hero for months now and was teased on Twitter earlier this week but he has finally been officially revealed with a new origins story and developer commentary video on the Overwatch YouTube channel. He has also been made playable for those players on the Player Test Realm on the PC which...

  • Push Play Top of the PS4 Pops - Issue 3

    Hitting the right notes

    Issue 3 of our frequent music feature comes alongside an abnormally strong June slate of releases. Between some massive games, and some long dormant familiar faces poking their heads out for us to fall in love with all over again, June had a lot to love. These games also brought with them some great soundtracks, and these are...

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  • News Prices Plunge on Japanese Gems in Gigantic PS4, Vita Sale

    Don't look if you're trying to save

    Stop! Sony’s got this whole PlayStation Store sale thing down to an art now, and it’s extracting money from our wallets with reckless abandon. A new sale has gone live in Europe named Big in Japan, which focuses on all of the very best Eastern releases. And it’s just ridiculously large, spanning the...

  • News Your PS4 Trophies Will Now Sync Lightning Fast

    Sony speeds up feature

    Trophy syncing on the PlayStation 4 has always been pretty fast – especially compared to the PlayStation 3, where we’d honestly often go and make a cup of tea while it did its work – but Sony’s improved it overnight. We’ve just tested it out, and rather than the five to ten second delay that it used to take to sync,...

  • News Xbox Exclusive Cuphead Will Never, Ever Come to PS4

    Like, ev-ah

    Forget about never, ever getting back together: Cuphead will never, ever get with the PlayStation 4 to begin with. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that the Disney-inspired platformer will skip Sony’s system, but it’s been over two years since the previous report, and business dealings can always change behind-the-scenes...

  • Deals Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's Had a PS4 Price Cut

    Before it's out

    Forthcoming fighter Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has had its price cut – before it even releases. Amazon’s knocked about 25 per cent off the pre-order price of Capcom’s upcoming crossover brawler, which could just be a promotion, but probably suggests that the publisher is desperate to invigorate interest in the title...

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

    Iron fists, arcade action, anti-gravity, and an orange mascot

    If you've been a fan of the PlayStation brand since the good old days of the PSone, then there's a good chance that June brought back some fond memories. Last month saw the return of three properties that once helped define Sony's console - and every one of them has managed to secure a...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 and PS4 Pro Continue to Outsell Switch

    Stock locked

    Those reported Nintendo Switch stock shortages are having an impact in Japan, where the handheld hybrid console has once again been outsold by the combined efforts of the PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro. Sony's systems shifted around 29,000 units despite the ongoing lack of new software. Speaking of which, the top five did see a new PS4...

  • News Tons of Digital Deals on PS4, Vita Games Live in Europe

    Yes, there are more

    No, the Big in Japan sale isn’t the only promotion on the European PlayStation Store right now. FML. Sony’s also rolled out a bunch of new digital discounts, spanning must-owns like Rocket League and What Remains of Edith Finch. The highly acclaimed The Sexy Brutale is £8.39 with PlayStation Plus, while the likes of

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    Review God Wars: Future Past

    God loves a trier

    God Wars: Future Past is a strategy RPG developed by the makers of Natural Doctrine. Whereas Natural Doctrine attempted to do too many new and different things and ended up becoming overly complex, God Wars has taken a more traditional route and thanks to this, it definitely feels like a much more solid game. Events kick-off with...

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    Review That's You

    Oh you

    One of the more surprising parts of Sony’s E3 2017 pre-show this year was the unveiling of That’s You via a gameplay trailer featuring everybody’s favourite President of Sony Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida. It seemed like a fun game, albeit a niche, gimmicky party title that couldn’t contend with the likes of...

  • News Jak & Daxter Tetralogy Nearing PS4 Release

    Jak box party pack

    Jak & Daxter will make the leap of faith to the PlayStation 4 imminently it seems, as all four of Naughty Dog’s classic PlayStation 2 titles have been rated by American ratings board, the ESRB. The titles were confirmed for Sony’s new-gen console some time back – with the Precursor Legacy becoming a pre-order bonus for

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

    You know what to do

    July’s dizzying roster of free PlayStation Plus games are ready and waiting to eat up your bandwidth now. The titles are available as we type in Europe, though those of you across the pond may have to wait until the PlayStation Store updates a little later in the day to get the games in North America. It’s a fantastic lineup...

  • News Crash Bandicoot PS4's Success 'Could Lead to Other Things', Says Activision CEO

    Spin it to win it

    It seems as though remaking the first three Crash Bandicoot games has been well worth the effort for Activision. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy launched just a few days ago, claiming the second biggest software launch of 2017 here in the UK. What's more, our friends list is currently packed with people playing the...

  • News The Last of Us: Part II Will Have a Motion Captured Pig

    Hogwash

    So, er… Naughty Dog is motion capturing a pig for The Last of Us: Part II. Like, a real pig. Both director Neil Druckmann and writer Halley Gross have been tweeting about the animal, who looks comfortable in his kit before you start calling PETA or something. He’s clearly being pampered while on set. Why mocap a pig, then? It’s...

  • News Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 1, 2, and 3 Leap to PS4 Next Month

    4 also available in complete package

    If you've ever dreamt of having all of the main Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm games available on a single console, then you're in luck. Bandai Namco has announced that Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy are both coming to PlayStation 4 next month, on...

  • Store Update 4th July 2017 (Europe)

    Over to you

    The summer drought is upon us, which means that for the first time since the year started really, the European PlayStation Store is looking quite quiet. It’s not entirely barren, though, with the likes of That’s You and Accel World vs. Sword Art Online vying for your attention. PS4 Games: That’s You! (Available to PS+ Members) 4...

  • News Doomfist Teased as New Overwatch Hero Yet Again

    Crews'in for a bruising

    It's been rumoured and heavily hinted at for months now that Doomfist will be a hero in Overwatch and that he'll be voiced by none other than Terry Crews. As if to add fuel to the fire, the developer has taken to Twitter today to tease everyone with more information on Doomfist's background.  In the past, the Overwatch...

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    Review Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

    Crate out of ten

    Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is billed as a blast from the past when you boot it up, and it's not playing around. Vicarious Visions has done an outstanding job sprucing up Naughty Dog’s iconic 90s adventures, but don’t let the lick of paint deceive you: these are the exact same games that you enjoyed huddled in front of a...

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  • Guide July 2017 PS4 Release Dates

    Every upcoming PlayStation 4 launch confirmed for July 2017

    The slow summer months have finally arrived, and for the first time in 2017, the PlayStation 4 is taking a bit of a breather – and giving you an opportunity to work through your backlog. Assuming you’re all up to date, though, the release schedule isn’t completely dead: Final Fantasy...

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    Review Arizona Sunshine

    Fred the dead

    There’s no question that if Arizona Sunshine controlled as well as the fantastic Farpoint, it’d be easy to recommend. Much like Impulse Gear’s sci-fi shooter, this sun-baked romp through post-apocalyptic America feels decidedly old-school – but the novelty of virtual reality more than makes up for its rudimentary encounters...

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    Review Ancient Amuletor

    Coming soon

    Ancient Amuletor is a tower defence, virtual reality title in which you are tasked with protecting a bunch of crystals from an onslaught of enemies. You play from the perspective of a hero, with the ability to teleport from pillar to pillar, overlooking the various crystals that require defending. The game is level-based with each stage...

Saturday1st Jul 2017