News - October, 2017

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    Review Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    Make America great again

    No one was really expecting that much from Wolfenstein: The New Order when it came out a few years back. It was a nice surprise to find that its bloody, satisfying combat and memorable, well written characters helped make it one of the best shooters on the PlayStation 4. Now that the sequel – Wolfenstein II: The New...

Saturday28th Oct 2017

  • News Fans Fight for MediEvil Resurrection After Crash Bandicoot Success

    Sir Dan fans speak

    Crash Bandicoot’s comeback can partly be attributed to the success of various social media campaigns, as PlayStation fans lobbied both Sony and Activision for the marsupial to make his marvellous return. As it turns out, the N. Sane Trilogy has been one of the better selling titles of the year, rarely straying from the top of...

Sunday29th Oct 2017

  • Rumour Call of Duty: WWII Won't Work Prior to Release

    Street date wait

    Call of Duty: WWII is not technically out until 3rd November, but as is the case with practically every major release, some fans have already got their hands on the game. However, according to Charlie Intel, Activision has rendered the release unplayable until launch – you can’t even access the single player campaign. While the...

  • News Hellblade Raised a Helluva Lot of Money on World Mental Health Day

    Senua's sacrifice

    Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a great game that’s done a lot of good for people who played it and its developer, too. Even better: it’s about to do a helluva lot of good for people with mental illnesses, as Ninja Theory has raised a whopping £60,798 (about $80,000) for the Rethink Mental Illness charity. Bravo all around...

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  • News Spider-Man PS4 Could Be Swinging into Paris Games Week

    Thwip

    Well, it looks like our Paris Games Week 2017 predictions may already be in tatters, as Spider-Man could very well be swinging into the show. We ruled out an appearance for Insomniac Games’ anticipated PlayStation 4 web-slinger on the basis that we expected Sony to save Peter Parker et al for PSX 2017 a little later in the year – but...

  • News Sony to Broadcast Paris Games Week Presser to Fans in New York for Free

    PlayStation has "big plans" for briefing

    PlayStation fans in New York City have been invited to watch Sony’s rapidly approaching Paris Games Week 2017 press conference at the PlayStation Theatre for free. The briefing – which is getting a surprising amount of publicity in the United States – is scheduled to get underway with an...

Wednesday25th Oct 2017

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  • News de Blob Paints Up a Storm Next Month on PS4

    Splat attack

    Oozy ink-‘em-up de Blob will splat the PlayStation 4 on 14th November in North America and 17th November in Europe, publisher THQ Nordic has revealed. The game was a big hit on the Nintendo Wii, and it eventually spawned a sequel on the PlayStation 3. Scarily, the original is now nearing its tenth birthday, but it’s still cracking...

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  • News EA Moving to More Monetisable Open World Games

    Some spent up to $15,000 on Mass Effect multiplayer cards

    EA wants to release more games with “monetisable” open worlds, ex-BioWare staffer Manveer Heir has hinted in a 90-minute interview with Waypoint published over the weekend. The comments come in the wake of Visceral Games’ closure, where a statement from bigwig Patrick Soderlund seemed...

  • UK Sales Charts Gran Turismo Sport Triples Forza 7's Launch

    Races ahead of Gran Turismo 6

    As expected, Gran Turismo Sport has sped to the simulation sales crown, tripling rival racer Forza Motorsport 7’s launch tally. The anticipated title – which naturally topped the UK charts – enjoyed stronger week one sales than the original entry in the series, and also outperformed late PlayStation 3 arrival Gran...

  • Guide The Best PS4 Fighting Games

    Not a single whiff

    When it comes to hardcore communities, fighting games have some of the most dedicated players out there. The genre breeds all kinds of competition, and fortunately, the PlayStation 4 is home to a good selection of beat-'em-ups, from traditional 2D brawlers and 3D fighters to even anime-based titles. There's something for just...

Tuesday24th Oct 2017

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    Review Rugby 18

    Worth a Halfpenny

    Rugby’s had a turbulent history with video games to say the least, and with publisher Bigben Interactive’s last two attempts (Rugby 15 and Rugby World Cup 2015) getting utterly battered by critics, the French company has taken a couple of years off and come back with Rugby 18 – developed for the first

Monday23rd Oct 2017

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    Review AER: Memories of Old

    Sky high

    AER: Memories of Old is like the beautiful lovechild of Journey and The Legend of Zelda. It has the unmistakable indie whimsy of the former and takes clear inspiration from the latter. It's a simple but wonderful little experience, focusing on exploration, light puzzle elements, and relaxation. AER guides you through a broken yet peaceful...

Tuesday24th Oct 2017

  • News Rockstars Doubles Down on Single Player Games

    Despite the success of Grand Theft Auto Online

    Grand Theft Auto Online, the multiplayer portion of Grand Theft Auto V, has been an unrivalled success story for Rockstar Games – but with triumph comes cause for concern. Many are worried that, beyond Red Dead Redemption II, the company – which is renowned for its story telling and sprawling single...

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    Review No Heroes Allowed! VR

    Not bad, man

    No Heroes Allowed! is one of those strange, first-party PlayStation properties that keeps getting new entries without anyone really batting an eyelid. Having started life on the PlayStation Portable, the irreverent What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord? series has spawned all sorts of silly spin-offs – including a surprisingly...

Monday23rd Oct 2017

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    Review Brawlhalla

    Free for all

    Fighting games are difficult to get into. To be truly good at a Tekken, or a Street Fighter, you need to have grown up alongside them, learning their systems, and mastering at least one of their characters’ movesets. In order to stay competitive, you need to keep playing, studying minute details like the number of frames in an...

  • News Resident Evil 7 Sneaks Past Its Sales Target Several Months Late

    Better late than never

    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, one of the better games of the year in this author’s humble opinion, has ghosted past its sales target – albeit several months late. Capcom had expected the title to sell four million units by 31st March, but according to the survival horror’s website, that accolade has only just been...

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    Review South Park: The Fractured But Whole

    Fart attack

    Given the mire that mankind currently finds itself in, we should probably applaud Trey Parker and Matt Stone's scattershot, omnilateral approach to satire in South Park: The Fractured But Whole, a game which mercilessly skewers all facets of modern life. Regardless of which side of the political spectrum you align with, your...

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    Review Gran Turismo Sport

    U-turn

    We’ve always taken Gran Turismo’s slogan, “the real driving simulator”, to be something of an underhand admission. Polyphony Digital’s simulation series may have repeatedly set standards in the physics department, but it’s never been much of a racer really – even if flinging a flat-tired Fiat Panda around the auburn Autumn Ring...

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    Review Semispheres

    Puzzles: A Tale of Two Thumbs

    Semispheres, an indie puzzler from Vivid Helix, may have found its home on the PlayStation Vita with this recently released port. The game has been available on the PlayStation 4 since February, but the short running time and simple controls feel like a much better match for Sony’s “legacy” handheld. In...

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  • News God of War Director Speaks Out in Defence of Single Player Games

    But is the market moving in a different direction?

    Visceral Games’ closure yesterday has raised questions in the industry about the state of the single player game. In a statement, EA seemed to indicate that the Star Wars title the former Dead Space developer was making was being re-tooled in order to boast an open world and (presumably) on

Wednesday18th Oct 2017

Tuesday17th Oct 2017

  • Guide Can You Play Gran Turismo Sport Offline?

    What if you're not connected to the Internet?

    Gran Turismo Sport is the first instalment in Polyphony Digital’s series to have a heavy online focus. With the title enabling players to earn an authentic FIA license, there’s a level of integrity that needs to be maintained within the game. This means that the title has some huge online...

  • News Sony to Publish Games on Nintendo Switch Under New Label

    Testing the waters

    Sony has always had the capacity to throw a curveball, but under the stewardship of current CEO Kaz Hirai it’s become a lot less unpredictable. Nevertheless, the announcement that Sony Music is to form a new publishing label named Unties definitely comes as a bit of surprise – especially seeing as it will be porting content to...

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    Review The Evil Within 2

    Subdued spooks

    There’s a certain genius to madness. That’s especially true for crafting superb survival horror that balances the irrational and bizarre with careful consideration. The Evil Within, which put players in a psychopath’s mind-made reality, was one such example. There was tension-inducing enemy encounters amid erratic pacing...

  • News Naughty Dog Responds to Sexual Harassment Allegations

    "We have not found any evidence"

    Over the course of the weekend, former Naughty Dog employee David Ballard publicly stated that he was a victim of sexual harassment during his tenure at the developer. He claimed that he was harassed by a “lead” in late 2015, and after sharing his complaints with Sony’s HR department, he alleges that he was...

  • News New Hitman Announcement Coming on 24th October

    It's definitely not Season 2

    If there are two things we love reporting here at Push Square, it's: 1) Reporting on Tweets, and; 2) announcements of announcements. Therefore the Hitman Twitter account's reveal that a new content announcement for the game will be coming at 2PM CEST - that's 1PM BST - on 24th October was an absolute godsend to us. What...

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    Review Caveman Warriors

    Yabba dabba don't

    Caveman Warriors is a 2D platformer with up to four-player co-op. In it, you’ll guide the four playable characters – Jack, Liliana, Moe, and Brienne – as they journey to rescue their children from the clutches of a mysterious alien race. While the setup isn’t going to knock anyone’s socks off, the potential is...

  • News Zeku the Ever-Changing Ninja Joins Street Fighter V's Roster This Month

    What a Guy

    https: on 24th October, publisher Capcom revealed in Singapore earlier today. The character – who was Guy’s moustached trainer in Street Fighter Alpha 2 – is being billed as the “ever-changing ninja”, and it appears that his appearance will alter depending on what combo you do. He even has some Strider Hiryu-themed threads! As...

  • News Kazunori Yamauchi, Shuhei Yoshida Remember 20 Years of Gran Turismo

    Racing religion

    This is a nice little video which should get you in the mood for the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport. In it, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi and Sony Worldwide Studios executive Shuhei Yoshida look back at 20 years of racing game development – and include anecdotes about their ambitions for the original GT right the way through to the...

Saturday14th Oct 2017

Sunday15th Oct 2017

  • News Tekken Players Don't Use Tutorials, Says Series Director

    Tekken the p*ss

    Tekken 7 is a bloody good fighting game -- one of the best on PlayStation 4, as far as we're concerned -- but its lack of an introductory tutorial has always seemed like an oversight. Without one, newcomers are all but forced to look up guides and videos online in order to fully understand the fundamentals of the combat system...

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Wednesday11th Oct 2017

  • News GameStop's Blunt Assassin's Creed Ad Has Rubbed a Lot of People the Wrong Way

    Pre-order culture

    Another day on the internet, another reason to get really angry with the games industry because everyone involved is an absolute b*stard. No but seriously, there's a GameStop advertisement (which we've embedded as an image) going around that's really got some people riled up, and it's easy to see why. The ad in question is for...

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    Review ECHO

    Me, myself, and I

    Learning new abilities is something that players takes advantage of nowadays; progression as reward and reward through progression. It is a fundamental aspect of modern gaming, one that makes us feel safe and confident in our ability to learn new skills. But what if learning something new was a potentially dangerous and even...

  • News Star Ocean: The Last Hope Is Being Remastered for PS4

    4K on PS4 Pro

    Square Enix has revealed that it's working on a remastered edition of Star Ocean: The Last Hope for PlayStation 4. The action role-playing game first released as an Xbox 360 exclusive back in 2009. In 2010, it landed an 'International' version, which featured some fresh content and made the jump to the PlayStation 3. For a title...

  • News A Series of Smaller, Licensed PS4 Controllers Launch Next Month in Europe

    Size doesn't matter?

    Well this is kind of interesting. PlayStation has announced that three new, officially licensed PlayStation 4 controllers are launching in November across Europe. The running theme here is that they're all smaller than the regular DualShock 4. The company's calling them "compact" controllers. The pads come from three...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Dragon's Dogma Lands in Top 10, and That's About It

    Not so hot

    We hope that you like articles made of nothing, because that's what you're about to get. The latest Japanese sales charts have been released, and there's bugger all happening in the Land of the Rising Sun. Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen entered in seventh place on PlayStation 4, but it only shifted around 12,000 copies. Barely worth a...

  • News The Evil Within 2 Is Out This Week By the Way

    Here's its launch trailer to prove it

    The Evil Within 2 launches on the PlayStation 4 this week, which feels a bit weird, doesn’t it? The first game had a massive marketing budget behind it, mostly focusing on the return of Resident Evil 4 director and all-around video game hall of famer Shinji Mikami. This one? We’ve barely seen a sniff of it...

Tuesday10th Oct 2017

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    Review Middle-earth: Shadow of War

    Shelobs me, Shelobs me not

    Middle-earth: Shadow of War takes the best parts of its predecessor and gives them room to breathe. It's a sequel that opts to expand rather than alter, but that's fine when Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor debuted with such strong core mechanics. Those of you who played the first game will find yourselves in the...

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    Review Gundam Versus

    G spotting

    The feeling of satisfaction that you get when your beam rifle finally finds its mark and your opponent spirals into a ball of flame is the best part of Gundam Versus. After three minutes of desperately tense, twitchy movement and praying that your attacks connect, watching as the camera cuts away to an exploding mobile suit is the perfect...

  • Poll Where Do You Stand on Microtransactions?

    The big debate

    In-game purchases, otherwise known as microtransactions, have been around for years. Originally associated with free-to-play titles in which you could spend real money to buy various bits and pieces, microtransactions have inevitably wormed their way into more traditional games. Like we say, this has been going on for years, but...

  • News Assassin's Creed Origins Looks Like a Very Attainable Platinum

    'Khamun get it

    Your time in Ancient Egypt could well be acknowledged by a Platinum pot, as Assassin’s Creed Origins’ set of Trophies look really rather reasonable. You need to complete all of the main quests, of course, as well as a handful of side-quests – but beyond that, there’s nothing that appears enormously challenging at this...

Wednesday11th Oct 2017

Tuesday10th Oct 2017

  • News Gran Turismo Sport's Getting Its Own DualShock 4

    And various collector's editions

    Are you enjoying the Gran Turismo Sport demo? Sony would like to tempt you with a themed DualShock 4 controller, which is available to pre-order on Amazon right now. Essentially, this is a silver PlayStation 4 controller with the simulation racer’s logo plastered on the touchpad, but heck – it could have been...

  • News Assassin's Creed Origins Embraces Its Fantasy Side with DLC

    Oh mummy

    Assassin’s Creed Origins isn’t out yet – but it’s time to start talking about the title’s post-release plans. Ubisoft has announced that its Egyptian adventure will be supported into 2018 with a variety of add-ons, some of which will be included as part of the Season Pass while others will be free for everyone that owns the game...

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  • News You Can Take Gran Turismo Sport's PS4 Demo for a Spin Now

    Try before you buy

    Just an FYI: Gran Turismo Sport’s demo is live now. The time limited test – which will expire at 8:00AM PT on 12th October – allows you to try out a variety of modes, including the educational single player campaign, the e-sports focused online multiplayer, and the highly customisable arcade mode. You’ll also be able to...

  • Store Update 10th October 2017 (Europe)

    An avalanche

    Yup, we’re back to bonkers European PlayStation Store updates again. This week sees 28 new games arrive on Sony’s plaza, including big name sequels like Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and The Evil Within 2. To be honest, even the Vita is having a good week, which should tell you all you need to know. PS4 Games: GT Sport...

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    Review Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle

    Touhou want to fight?

    If you’ve ever wanted to make super cute anime girls beat the living daylights out of each other for fun but balked at the Dead or Alive series, then NIS America has just delivered what you’re looking for with Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle. This is a twist on the arcade fighting games that gives you guns as well as swords...

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  • News Gran Turismo Sport Plays the Nostalgia Card for UK Commercial

    History lesson

    Gran Turismo Sport’s marketing onslaught is starting to ramp up in the UK, and one cool commercial that’s running on social media (and potentially TV as well?) is this nostalgic look back at the brand's evolution. It basically runs through the years to the beat of the franchise’s iconic honk, ending with a quick look at the...

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    Review JYDGE

    Dreddful?

    JYDGE is a top-down, twin-stick shooter not too dissimilar to Hotline Miami. You take on the role of what can only be described as a knockoff Judge Dredd, who is tasked with dishing out justice with his gavel gun. The entire game is level based: each one set in a different location where the criminals have gathered hostages or stock piles...

  • Push Play Top of the PS4 Pops – Issue 6

    Rock 'n' roll

    Coming off such an extraordinary month for game music in August means September was a little underwhelming by comparison, but that doesn’t mean there was nothing worth paying attention to. Some big names released this past month, and brought some significant music with them. And some lesser known titles brought great music into the...

Sunday8th Oct 2017

  • News Gran Turismo Sport's Attract Mode Is a Thing of Beauty

    Different class

    Attract modes are great. Originally employed by arcade games to draw attention and coax quarters out of unsuspecting pockets, they’re not quite as common on console games these days. They still exist, of course: MLB The Show 17 has a great one where it’ll start up a CPU vs CPU game which you can join at any time. But this Gran...

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  • News Agent 47's Polishing His Pate Ahead of New Hitman Content

    Bald but back

    There’s new Hitman content on the way. IO Interactive has been through a turbulent time behind-the-scenes, breaking away from owner Square Enix just as its first season of assassination contracts were at peak popularity – but it seems like it’s got its proverbial in order, and is ready to reveal new content on 24th October. The...

  • News Try PlayStation VR in Stores Around the United States

    200 retailers participating

    PlayStation VR is nearing its first anniversary, but not everyone has had an opportunity to experience virtual reality for themselves yet. Sony knows that the best way to sell its fledgling new format is to get eyeballs on the technology, and its bringing back its nationwide tour starting today through the holiday season...

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  • News Classic Call of Duty Map Carentan Returns in WWII

    But only if you buy the Season Pass

    The war-torn French town of Carentan has featured in multiple historical Call of Duty titles over the years – and it will return once more in the forthcoming Call of Duty: WWII. Those of you who cough up for the bootstrapped shooter will land the classic map as a bonus – it seems that Activision’s the only...

  • News Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's Monster Hunter Slays from 17th October

    Black Panther and Sigma also arrive

    So, was Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite’s DLC done months ago? That’s the pervading rumour surrounding Capcom’s clumsily constructed brawler – and given how quickly Monster Hunter, Black Panther, and Sigma are being added in, we tend to believe it. Regardless, all three characters will be made available...

  • News Psychonauts 2 Seems to Be Coming Along Nicely

    'Nauts to see here

    Psychonauts 2 is the impossible sequel that we often forget exists. But exist it does, as this ‘First Playable’ milestone that Double Fine has revealed evidences. Now, let’s be clear: the game is still some way away and this is all very much work in progress, but essentially the studio’s managed to collate enough content...

Thursday5th Oct 2017

  • News SingStar Celebration Has Britney Spears and One Direction

    Oops!

    SingStar Celebration knows its audience. The uber-casual party-focused instalment of Sony’s waning karaoke series has been shoehorned into the platform holder’s PlayLink line, and is set to release on 24th October in North America and 25th October in Europe with songs by Britney Spears, One Direction, and Blondie. The full lineup of tracks...

  • News First-Person Puzzler Q.U.B.E. 2 Squares Up with New Gameplay

    Another brick in the wall

    Toxic Games has released a first look at its forthcoming PlayStation 4 puzzler Q.U.B.E. 2, which has all of the clinical presentation and brain-bending conundrums of a certain other famous series from the people who run Steam. The action starts out simplistic, as these kind of games are wont to do, but it’s not long...

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    Review Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode Two: The Pact

    Friends close, enemies closer

    Oh, this is good. Telltale’s take on Batman has always traded on the duality of the Dark Night, but in this excellent instalment, all of its efforts come to fruition. Tasked with befriending Gotham’s most gruesome, Bruce Wayne’s morals are pushed to their limits, as he’s forced to ingratiate himself to the likes...

  • News T'is the Season for Assassin's Creed Origins Trailers

    Have one more

    You know what they say: an Assassin’s Creed Origins trailer a day will keep the doctor away. It’s right about that time in the year when Ubisoft begins bombarding our inbox with press releases, video clips, and… Well, more press releases and video clips. This new trailer doesn’t really reveal a whole lot new, but hey – the...

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  • Feature The Promising PS4 Games of October 2017

    No horrors here

    We're now into the busy last few months of 2017, and that means big release season is upon us. September saw the launch of juggernauts such Destiny 2 and, er, Knack 2, but October's looking like a real blockbuster month in its own right. Let's take a look at its promising PlayStation 4 games, shall we? Battle Chasers:...

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    Review The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game

    Brick breaker

    The LEGO franchise has been a dominant presence in the video game realm for a while now, but only recently has it begun dipping its toes into movies. The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game combines both worlds, simultaneously debuting its ninja franchise on the big screen as well as the PlayStation 4. With well over a dozen games based on...

  • News PlayStation's Mobile Apps Updated Alongside PS4 Firmware Update 5.00

    Better language support and some new features

    There’s a new PlayStation 4 firmware update out – and there are fresh updates for Sony’s smartphone apps, too. First up, the PlayStation Communities app now supports landscape, animated GIFs, and a slew of new languages – including Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Romanian, Thai, and...

  • News PlayStation Chief Andrew House Leaves Sony After Over 25 Years

    John Kodera steps up

    Surprise! Andrew House has stepped down from his position as PlayStation president, with his deputy John Kodera taking the reins. The sudden change brings an end to a 25-plus year career at Sony, though the bearded businessman will hang around as director and chairman for a few more months before finally setting off into the...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport Comes With a Free Copy of That's You

    Sure, why not?

    Sony really wants people to try out its PlayLink party game, That’s You. In addition to currently being free with PlayStation Plus, updated Gran Turismo Sport box art notes that you’ll also get a complimentary copy of the smartphone-powered social experience with Polyphony Digital’s flagship simulation racer. Well, this appears...

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

    Killer bears, lost light, super sequels, and a classic returns

    September was another good month for PlayStation gaming, making our staff vote a rather tense affair. Things are only going to get more and more heated as we move into the final few months of the year, so let's take the time to appreciate the relative calm before the storm. Bronze...

  • News Sony Flags Timed Gran Turismo Sport Demo for 9th October

    Transfer your progress to the full game

    Gran Turismo Sport is getting a four-day demo – and any progress you make during the sample period will carry through to the full game. Scheduled to run from 12:00AM PT on 9th October through 8:00AM PT on 12th October, you’ll be able to earn up to $1MM in-game credits in the demo to transfer into the final...

  • Store Update 3rd October 2017 (Europe)

    Calm before the storm

    Hold the phone – it’s a relatively quiet European PlayStation Store update. Well, to be clear there’s lots of stuff, but there aren’t the multitude of heavy hitters that we’ve become accustomed to in recent months. Highlights this week include, like, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen and Battle Chasers: Nightwar. PS4...

  • News Destiny 2 Down For Another 4 Hours Today, European Players Aren't Too Happy

    Prime time downtime

    Destiny 2 will be down for another four hours today as Bungie once again takes the title offline and performs maintenance. This'll be the fourth time that the game has been taken down since it was released on the 6th September, so that's about one round of maintenance per week. These haven't been especially short downtime...

  • News Your Fart Can Be Featured in South Park: The Fractured But Whole

    Botty business

    In perhaps the most perfect but repulsive South Park: The Fractured But Whole marketing stunt yet, Ubisoft is running a competition that could see your, er, fart added to the game. As part of a The Voice spoof site, you’ll be able to upload your own raspberry ripple, with your target being to take your trump global. It’s a...

  • News Of Course ANTHEM Will Have a Beta Before Launch

    Why wouldn't it?

    ANTHEM, BioWare's big budget third-person shooter role-playing thing, will be getting a beta at some point before launch. The game's still a while away yet -- it's currently got a vague Fall 2018 release window -- but with projects like this, the developer is always going to be looking to the future and planning things out well in...

  • News Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 Powers Up with a Deluxe Edition on PS4

    All DLC included

    Bandai Namco has announced that it'll be releasing Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2: Deluxe Edition on PlayStation 4 later this year in Japan. As you'd expect, the package will include all of the game's downloadable content. That's a lot of lightning fast action to chew through. The Deluxe Edition launches on the 22nd November...

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    Review Expand

    Rapid expansion

    Sometimes a game just doesn’t land regardless of its quality. Expand, an indie title from Chris Johnson and Chris Larkin, fits the bill. It hit Steam back in 2015 with relatively little fanfare, and the same seems to be happening again. This lack of buzz around the game says nothing of its quality, however, as it's actually rather...

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  • News Sony Pledges Big PS4 Reveals for Paris Games Week

    Spectacular showing lined up

    Looks like Sony really is going to go hard at Paris Games Week – despite it taking place just a few weeks prior to PlayStation Experience in December. A new PlayStation Blog post notes that the platform holder will be making “big new game announcements and updates” in the French capital later this month. It sounds...

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    Review Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

    The cycle repeats

    Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen was one of the standout action role-playing games of the last generation, with an emphasis on 'action'. Indeed, Capcom's Western fantasy-infused tale offered up a breathless combat system -- a deep and very customisable combination of light attacks, heavy blows, and special abilities. It was the...

  • News Sony's Tweaking the PlayStation Move Motion Controller, Too

    Wand-erful

    In addition to tweaking the PlayStation VR headset, Sony’s also announced a host of revisions for the PlayStation Move motion controllers. While this information comes courtesy of the Japanese PlayStation Blog, it looks like the main tweaks include a transition to Micro USB for charging (the same connection as the DualShock 4 uses) and...

  • News Revised PlayStation VR Model Adds HDR Passthrough

    And improves cable management

    Sony will release a revised PlayStation VR headset on 14th October in Japan and later this year worldwide. The improved model makes adjustments to the core virtual reality experience based on user feedback, although it’s important to note that its functionality and features remain identical to the model that launched...

Tuesday3rd Oct 2017

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    Review Plague Road

    Plague is the disease

    Are you brave enough to walk the Plague Road – a virtual path that will lead you through a strange 2D steampunk-ish world filled with illness, enemies, and treasure? You play the role of a lone masked doctor who is on a mission to try and save a city which is being eaten away from the inside by an all-consuming plague. Some...

Monday2nd Oct 2017

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    PS4

    Review Morphite

    Spaced out

    Morphite is an arcadey, first person space exploration game with procedurally generated planets, resource collecting, and upgradeable equipment. Sound familiar? Well, while it may sound a lot like No Man’s Sky, the similarities are really only skin deep. Play Morphite for a while, and you’ll find it’s trying to carve its own path...

Tuesday3rd Oct 2017

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    PS4

    Review The Solus Project

    Ever so lonely

    The Solus Project is a single-player survival exploration experience developed entirely in Unreal Engine 4. Earth has been destroyed and humans are now on the brink of extinction. You have been sent on a mission to find another planet that is inhabitable, but after years of exploration with no luck, you find yourself stranded and...

Monday2nd Oct 2017

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 18 Bundles Do the Business for PS4

    Sony commands 60 per cent of sales

    Sony commanded a dizzying 60 per cent of launch FIFA 18 sales after snagging marketing rights to the soccer simulation. Last year it managed 53 per cent, so it’s actually improved its share of the spoils year-over-year. However, it’s worth noting that sales of the footie favourite are actually down 25 per cent...

Sunday1st Oct 2017