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


    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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  • News August 2017 PlayStation Plus Games Announced

    Just Cause 3 and Assassin's Creed lead the way

    Sony's lifted the curtain on next month's PlayStation Plus games, and it's honestly not a bad selection -- at least as far as the current-gen platform is concerned. PlayStation 4 users get open world romp Just Cause 3 and Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry -- that's the standalone expansion...

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    Review Just Cause 3

    A hankering for Scorpio

    Republished on Wednesday, 26th July 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of August 2017's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Just Cause 3 can be best described as a catalyst for fun. The huge array of tools at your disposal, the sheer size of the...

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    Review Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

    Tactical Samurai Action

    PS2 Stealth classic Commandos 2: Men Of Courage was a unique title that's never really been matched on consoles since. The game had you take control of an elite squad of soldiers in World War II as they tackled clandestine missions behind enemy lines. It was a deeply satisfying and stripped down experience, far removed from...

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    Review Downwell

    My feet are killing you

    Republished on Wednesday, 26th July 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of August 2017's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Well, well, well – if game juice were a real beverage, then Downwell would be the Um Bongo of the fruit flavoured sugar water...

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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...

  • News Final Fantasy XV's Multiplayer Expansion Detailed, and It Sounds Ambitious

    Beta begins next month

    Final Fantasy XV is a mental game -- we've know that for a while. Square Enix has been adding to it bit by bit since it launched last year, and things are about to get even weirder once this multiplayer expansion finally hits. The game's official Japanese site now has details on what the multiplayer mode actually is...

  • News Sony Reveals Monkey King: Hero Is Back Adaptation for PS4

    Will release worldwide

    Sony is making an adaptation of the 2015 animated movie Monkey King: Hero Is Back for the PlayStation 4, and it will be distributed globally by Oasis Games. Announced as part of the platform holder’s ChinaJoy 2017 press conference, the project represents a collaboration between the Japanese giant, developer HexaDrive, and...

  • News Dynasty Warriors 9 Gets Its First Live PS4 Gameplay Demo

    6 minutes of the open world sequel

    Shown at Sony's ChinaJoy 2017 press conference, Dynasty Warriors 9 has got its first live gameplay demo. Lasting around six minutes, the footage gives us a brief look at the sequel's open structure as well as some combat. It's nice to see the title in action, even if, you know, it does just look like...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Passes 5 Million Milestone

    The big 5 M

    The PlayStation 4 has passed the five million units sold mark in its native Japan, which is a relatively impressive milestone for a home console in the Land of the Rising Sun these days. We suppose that congratulations are in order. And boy are we glad, because there's bugger all else to write about from a PlayStation perspective this...

  • News Persona 5 Has Stolen the Hearts of Around 1.8 Million People

    SEGA provides sales update

    Persona 5 has shipped 1.8 million copies worldwide, according to publisher SEGA. Obviously shipped doesn't mean sold directly to consumers, but as we always say, retailers aren't really in the habit of buying stock that they won't be able to shift. It's also worth remembering that Persona 5 ran into a number of stock...

  • News Good God, Grand Theft Auto V Is Actually the Best Selling Game of 2017 in the UK

    It never ends

    Grand Theft Auto V has been an eternal presence in the UK software charts since it launched all the way back in 2013 on the PlayStation 3. Its PlayStation 4 re-release in 2014 ensured that it wasn't left behind, and to this day, it refuses to be pushed outside of the top ten. It's crazy. Even more crazy, though, is the realisation...

  • News The Sims 4 Queues Up Some Tasks on PS4 This Year

    What's that in Simlish?

    The Sims 4 is coming to the PlayStation 4. Surprise! EA Games’ simulation will try to make virtual friends from 17th November, and it marks the first time the series will have appeared on Sony’s new-gen system. The game first launched on the PC as far as back as 2014, so this has been a long time coming. You can check...

  • News Cinematic Wolfenstein II Gameplay Sets the Tone

    Milkshake this

    Bethesda's released the full version of that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus gameplay clip that we saw earlier in the year. You know, the one with the creepy Nazi officer ordering a strawberry milkshake as protagonist BJ sits there in awkward silence. Yeah, that one. Obviously there's not that much more to see here, but it's a...

  • News Sony Showcases Several Promising PlayStation VR Titles at ChinaJoy 2017

    And they're all coming to the West

    Sony’s trying really hard to stimulate the console development scene in China, and in addition to its adaptation of Monkey King: Hero Is Back, it’s also partnered with a bunch of developers to bring brand new content to PlayStation VR on a global basis. As part of its ChinaJoy 2017 press conference overnight,...

  • News Dragon Ball FighterZ Charges Up Its Closed Beta in September

    Bandai Namco confirms a date

    Bandai Namco has slapped a confirmed date on the closed beta for Dragon Ball FighterZ. The highly anticipated brawler will enter its testing phase on the 16th September, and it'll end just two days later, on the 18th September. It'll feature all nine playable characters who have been revealed so far: Goku,...

  • News The Future of the Yakuza Series will Probably Be Revealed Next Month

    Thug life

    Yakuza 6: The Song of Life supposedly ends the story of protagonist Kazuma Kiryu, and as such, many fans are wondering what could be next for the series. Chances are that we'll be finding out next month, as SEGA has announced that it'll be hosting a Yakuza Studio presentation on the 26th August. While there's been no official word on...

  • News Virtual Reality Sport Sparc Enters Play on 29th August

    Speed ball

    CCP Games’ energetic PlayStation VR future sport Sparc will enter the field of play on 29th August, the developer has announced. The title – which sees you wielding two PlayStation Move controllers to throw and bat away balls in virtual reality arenas – was a big draw at E3 2017, and aims to do for Sony’s headset what Rocket...

Tuesday25th Jul 2017

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    Review Aven Colony


    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 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,...

  • 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 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,...

  • 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...

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


    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 --...

  • Interview The Lost Legacy Is the Best of Uncharted, Says Naughty Dog

    "We want to get the wonder back"

    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is designed to be the best of the brand, creative director Shaun Escayg told us in a recent interview. Chatting about the forthcoming standalone spinoff – which stars fan favourites Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross in the lead roles, not series veteran Nathan Drake – the project lead...

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    Review Pyre

    Rites of Spring

    Supergiant Games has made its name as one of the most dependable indie teams. Its first two titles Bastion and Transistor are two of the best games released on digital storefronts, and excitement for its third venture Pyre has been high for some time. Most impressive is the fact that all three of the developer's titles are...

  • News Publisher Take-Two Doesn't Expect Red Dead Redemption 2 to Equal Grand Theft Auto V

    Who does?

    Grand Theft Auto V has been an outrageous success for Take-Two. Since it launched on last generation consoles back in 2013, the open world romp has shifted around 80 million copies, which is frankly insane. Naturally, the company has high expectations for developer Rockstar's next product, Red Dead Redemption 2, but does it think that...

  • News THQ Nordic Teases a New Open World RPG and a Horror Sequel for Gamescom 2017

    What could they be?

    THQ Nordic has been doing some great work in the AA game space over the past couple of years, and with the upcoming release of Darksiders III, you'd think it already has its crown jewel that will potentially break into the mainstream. However, the company clearly isn't stopping there, as it's teased two announcements for next...

  • Store Update 25th July 2017 (Europe)

    Brace yourselves

    Blimey! This week’s European PlayStation Store update speaks for itself – just look at the sheer size of it. There’s so much stuff here to test out: the excellent Pyre, the fascinating Super Cloudbuilt, and the uber-addictive Vostok Inc (more on that soon). There’s also a bunch of PlayStation VR stuff in Tiny Trax, Infinite...

  • News Naughty Dog Exploring New Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Multiplayer Content

    No plans yet, though

    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will include the full multiplayer suite from Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, including the competitive and co-operative options. But are there any chances of the Indian locations from Chloe Frazer’s adventure being incorporated into both games as new maps? “We’re looking at exploring what type of...

  • News Lost Sphear Brings More Turn Based JRPG Action to PS4 in Early 2018

    Digital pre-orders go live today

    Lost Sphear, Tokyo RPG Factory's follow-up to 2016's I Am Setsuna, will release on PlayStation 4 on 23rd January 2018. The game gives you control of Kanata, who along with his friends, sets out on adventure to save the world from a mystical force known as Lost. Over on the PlayStation Blog, you can learn about two...

Monday24th Jul 2017

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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

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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...

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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • News Ghost Recon: Wildlands Goes Rogue with a Player-Versus-Player Open Beta

    Ghost War drops for free later this year

    Ubisoft said that it would be bringing player-versus-player modes to Ghost Recon: Wildlands ages ago, and now the publisher finally looks ready to deliver on its promise. The open world co-op stealth-shooter remains the best-selling release of 2017 thus far, so the ongoing support is hardly surprising. That...

  • 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...

  • News Shock! Spider-Man Swings into Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

    Nemesis, Frank West, and Haggar join the roster

    Spider-Man will be a playable character in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Who saw that coming, then? The web slinger was revealed to be part of the crossover brawler’s roster during a Marvel panel at Comic-Con 2017 earlier today. He’ll be joined by Haggar (Final Fight), Nemesis (Resident Evil), and...

  • News Pyre Runs in Native 4K on PS4 Pro, Packs a Platinum Trophy

    Launch trailer released

    Hotly anticipated PlayStation 4 party-based role-playing game Pyre will run in native 4K on the PlayStation 4 Pro, developer Supergiant Games has announced. The gorgeous fantasy foray – which mixes RPG systems with an almost sports-inspired battle system – will also run at a full 60 frames-per-second, regardless of which...

  • News Call of Duty: WWII's Zombie Mode Scores Star-Studded Cast

    Tennant! Kier! Rhames! Yung! More!

    Activision continues to break the bank on Call of Duty’s co-op mode, as WWII’s unimaginatively named Nazi Zombies will star David Tennant (Doctor Who), Elodie Yung (Daredevil), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings), Udo Kier (Melancholia), and Ving Rhames (Dawn of the Dead). All of the aforementioned stars will have their...

  • Poll Are You Playing the Destiny 2 Beta This Weekend?

    Cabals deep

    Guardians rejoice: the Destiny 2 open beta is finally here. Or at least, it will be in a few hours depending on when you're reading this article. The beta's been in early access for around three days now and the reception has been a little bit mixed. The usual "Destiny 1.5" criticisms are floating around, and people reckon power...

  • Reminder Destiny 2's Beta Is Open to Everyone Starting Today

    Eyes up, Guardian

    Destiny 2's beta enters its open phase today on PlayStation 4, in case you forgot. The beta itself is relatively small in terms of content -- unless you really like competitive multiplayer -- but it's still well worth a download if you're interested in or at least curious about Bungie's next big hit. The beta weighs in at around...

  • 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...

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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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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...

  • News PlayStation Plus Members Save on Select PS4 Pre-Orders

    Every little helps

    As part of the Totally Digital sale that’s running on the European PlayStation Store right now, PlayStation Plus members can get up to 20 per cent off select pre-orders. Eligible games include Last Day of June, PYRE, Super Cloudbuilt, the two versions of SUPERHOT, and PlayStation VR racer

  • 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...

  • 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 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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    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...

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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...

  • 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


    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...

  • News Everybody's Golf Plays a Nice Shot on Japanese Smartphones

    Tee total

    Sony’s first-party smartphone initiative is underway, with ForwardWorks’ adaptation of Everybody’s Golf out now in Japan on iOS and Android. The game’s free to download, but boasts in-app purchases. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to download it without a Japanese account – well, not on t

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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...

  • 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 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