News - 2017, Week 25

Sunday25th Jun 2017

  • News PS5 Is Coming, Sony Confirms

    But don't expect it soon

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

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

    A question of optics

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

  • Hands On PlayStation VR Platformer Moss Is a Showstopper

    The secret of Quill

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

Saturday24th Jun 2017

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

    And when will the PS Plus update be announced?

    It’s almost time for the monthly Instant Game Collection update, with the next batch of PlayStation Plus goodies to be given away on 4th July. But what are you hoping gets added as part of July 2017’s roster, and is there anything in particular you’ve got your fingers crossed for? When will July...

  • Feature The Five Best PS4 Games at E3 2017

    Pick of the bunch

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

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

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

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

  • News Cult Korean Horror White Day Haunts Your High School in August

    Teenage screams

    The anticipated PlayStation 4 remake of a cult Korean horror White Day: A Labyrinth Named School will spook your system starting 22nd August in North America and 25th August in Europe. “With a skin-crawling atmosphere, bloodcurdling scares, dynamically changing puzzles, and multiple endings, this horror classic is being completely...

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

    Feet up

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

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

    Sound

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

Friday23rd Jun 2017

Thursday22nd Jun 2017

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.71 Is Available to Download Now

    It's an optional one

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

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

    Ubisoft shows 15 mins of footage

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

  • News Knack 2 Development Started Before Sony Had Approved It

    That's passion

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

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

    Fore the players

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

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

    It looks a lot like Dynasty Warriors

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

  • News Trunks Joins the Dragon Ball FighterZ Character Roster

    A fighter from the future

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

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

    Streets of rage

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

Wednesday21st Jun 2017

Tuesday20th Jun 2017

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

    Do the dinosaur

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

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

    Injustice 2 leads software chart

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

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    Review MXGP 3

    Crash and burn

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

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

    You can download it now

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

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

    Just a change in focus

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

  • News Crash Bandicoot Is Back with 90s Style N. Sane Trilogy Ads

    Someone get this guy a drink

    Remember those old 90s Crash Bandicoot ads featuring some poor guy in a big mascot suit? Well, Activision's brought the suit back in order to advertise Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. A fitting campaign for a collection of remade PSone titles. The first video has our furry friend sweat it out in the gym, while...

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

    Cheap as chips

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

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

    Tusk trouble

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

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

    Our spider-sense is tingling

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

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

    It's online only, though

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

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

    Stay frosty

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

  • Store Update 20th June 2017 (Europe)

    Back to normal

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

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

    Deadly

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

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

    Indian summer

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

Monday19th Jun 2017

  • News This PS4 Theme Is a New Low

    It's time to stop

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

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    Review Nex Machina

    Death machine

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

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

    Why so slow, bruh?

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

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

    The huntress returns

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

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

    Unless a millionaire appears

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

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

    Robot uprising

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

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

    No, not the band

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

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

    It's got jet skis

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

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

    Devil may care

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

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

    Boom boom

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