News - July, 2018

Tuesday31st Jul 2018

Wednesday1st Aug 2018

  • News PES 2019 Adds Eight More Fully Licensed Leagues to Its Roster

    And a demo on 8th August

    Konami may have lost out to rivals EA for the rights to UEFA’s Europa League and Champions League competitions this year, but that doesn’t mean it’s closing the trophy cabinet and letting FIFA run off with the goods without a fight.  Since news broke that PES 2019 would be the first series entry in a decade not...

Tuesday31st Jul 2018

Wednesday1st Aug 2018

  • News Chasm's Out Now on PS4 and PS Vita, But It Took Six Years

    Good things come to those who wait

    Bit Kid’s super neat randomly generated Metroidvania Chasm is out now on both the PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita, but it’s a miracle that it exists at all. The more we read about the trials and tribulations of game development, the more we ponder how any titles cross the finish line at all – and this is...

Tuesday31st Jul 2018

  • Random Sean Murray's Face Immortalised on No Man's Sky Planet

    Murray on Mars

    You’ve got to respect Sean Murray. Hello Games’ lead man may have spoken out of turn around the launch of No Man’s Sky, but the developer has had to deal with an Internet backlash unlike any other seen before. That he even continues to get out of bed is a testament to his strength of character, but he’s actually found the...

  • News Big Fighting Game Announcements Teased for EVO 2018 This Weekend

    Ready? Fight!

    Believe it or not, it's almost time for EVO 2018. The world's largest fighting game event is back this weekend, featuring the likes of Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter V, and Tekken 7. If you're a big fan of the genre, chances are you'll be tuning in for all the tournament livestreams. But EVO isn't just about the competition...

  • News Almost Half of All PS4 Software Now Purchased Digitally

    PS Store is the place to be

    An increasing proportion of PlayStation 4 software is being purchased digitally through the PlayStation Store, as a Sony financial report shows that 43 per cent of full games were downloaded in the quarter that ended on 30th June. That’s the same ratio as the previous quarter, showing that consumers’ appetite for...

  • News PS Plus Subscribers Dip Slightly Compared to Previous Quarter

    Retention detention

    Sony lost around 300,000 PlayStation Plus subscribers in the quarter ending 30th June, with 33.9 million users maintaining an active membership, compared to 34.2 million earlier in the year. It’s not exactly a significant decrease, but considering one of the company’s primary goals is to retain subs, it won’t be overjoyed...

  • News PS4 Closes on PS3 As Shipments Cross 82.2 Million Units

    Sony increases forecast as profits soar

    Sony shipped 3.2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the fiscal period spanning 1st April through 30th June, meaning that the system has now hit a grand total of 82.2 million units since its launch almost five years ago. That puts it close to the PlayStation 3’s last ever reported number of 83.3 million – a...

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    Review Castaway Paradise

    Life's a beach

    Castaway Paradise is an addictive Animal Crossing-esque title that sees you steadily develop a tropical island. You'll farm, fish, craft, build, and even invest in order to make your little slice of paradise flourish, and a sunny, relaxing atmosphere makes the whole thing a treat for those seeking a laid back but engaging experience...

Wednesday1st Aug 2018

  • News F1 2018 Makes Headlines with Brand New PS4 Gameplay Trailer

    Have you Senna it yet?

    The real-world Formula One season may be well underway, but F1 2018 isn’t far away now. Codemasters has crashed a new gameplay trailer online, which showcases the wealth of improvements you can expect to find in the racer come launch later in the month. The likeable career mode from F1 2017 looks like it’s got the lion’s...

Tuesday31st Jul 2018

Wednesday1st Aug 2018

  • News Speed Runner RAZED Will Raise Eye Brows in October on PS4

    Raise you a runner

    Seizure-inducing speed runner RAZED will leg it to the PlayStation 4 on 15th October, publisher PQube has announced. The intense indie game was conceived as part of an EDGE magazine competition, and sees you darting across vibrant landscapes, dodging objects and shaving seconds off your best possible time. There’ll be 60...

Monday30th Jul 2018

Sunday29th Jul 2018

  • News Indie Devs Are Finding Their Feet with Cheap Platinum Trophies

    "A lot of people will buy it"

    There’s no doubt that the PlayStation 4’s audience is changing, and indie developers are finding it harder than ever to ensure their games stand out against both AAA blockbusters and their many contemporaries. This is particularly problematic for new studios, who don’t have a major hit to their name or an existing...

Monday30th Jul 2018

  • News Leaked The Wolf Among Us 2 Screens Not Legit

    "Likely something a fan created"

    A selection of "screenshots" from The Wolf Among Us 2 leaked online earlier today – except they didn’t as Telltale has debunked them. The images – which concerned fans due to protagonist Bigby Wolf’s bulkier appearance – were most likely created by a fan. Despite the criticism of the lead character, the...

Saturday28th Jul 2018

Sunday29th Jul 2018

  • News PSN Down as Users Can't Sign In

    Saturday night fever

    Were you planning on getting some late night Saturday gaming sessions on the go? Well tough luck, pal -- the PlayStation Network appears to be down. Waves of reports suggest that users are struggling to sign in, and we can confirm that we're also having trouble here at Push Square Towers. It's been some time since we had a...

Saturday28th Jul 2018

Sunday29th Jul 2018

  • News EDF! EDF! EDF! Will Bug the West This Year

    Earth Defense Force 5 coming soon

    Earth Defense Force 5 will ham up the PlayStation 4 this year. The game – which is already available in Japan – popped up on Sony’s official YouTube channel earlier this week, with a “coming soon” notice. It’s yet to be officially confirmed by D3 Publisher, but pre-orders are live on the North American...

Friday27th Jul 2018

  • Guide Best PS4 Pro Games

    The prettiest PlayStation 4 Pro picks

    What are the best PS4 Pro games to take advantage of your spangly new 4K television? It’s been a few years since Sony launched its supercharged system, and there are a huge selection of games that take full advantage of its additional horsepower. In this article we’re going to list off the best PS4 Pro games...

  • DLC Review NEXT Makes No Man's Sky the Best It's Ever Been

    NEXT gen

    The tale of No Man's Sky is fascinating. This enormously ambitious game comes from a tiny Guildford studio, previously known for Joe Danger. Excitement swirled out of control, regrettable things were said during interviews, and people were losing their minds. When the game launched two years ago, it all came crumbling down. Expectations...

  • News No Man's Sky Patch 1.51 Released on PS4, Fixes Nasty Save Bug

    Hazard protection

    No Man's Sky's NEXT update launched just a few days ago, but Hello Games has already put out a new patch in an effort to stamp out some bugs. Most notably, the patch fixes an issue where players were unable to reload their save data under certain conditions, meaning they had to start afresh to keep playing. It's ready to download...

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  • News Media Molecule Builds Dreamon's Souls in an Hour

    Dreams continues to drop jaws

    Dreams never ceases to amaze, it really doesn’t. Media Molecule’s been promoting a ‘Gothic Novel Game Jam’ for a few days now, and it went live on Twitch earlier today to essentially construct a Demon’s Souls-inspired game stage in around about an hour. It created a lot of the assets prior to going live in the...

Thursday26th Jul 2018

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Wednesday25th Jul 2018

  • News Boundless Breaks Boundaries from 11th September on PS4

    Bound to be good?

    Innovative Minecraft-inspired MMO Boundless will begin its interplanetary adventure from 11th September on the PlayStation 4, developer Wonderstruck has announced. The gargantuan online game pretty much lets you do whatever you like in its enormous sandbox, building settlements and trading items as you see fit. Of course there’s...

Tuesday24th Jul 2018

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    Review Train Sim World

    Mind the gap

    We still haven’t quite concluded what makes the “work simulator” sub-genre so compelling, but Train Sim World definitely taps into it. Like the early days of Farming Simulator, this game’s obsessive adherence to protocol and attention to detail makes it an experience we’ve found strangely compulsive – even if we’ve spent...

Wednesday25th Jul 2018

  • News So, Er, Shadow of the Tomb Raider Has Gone Gold

    Lickety split

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider is finished. Wait, what?! That’s freakin’ early, isn’t it? The game’s due out on 14th September, so Square Enix has almost two months to press Blu-ray discs and print cover art. We can’t help but wonder, given the density of the release schedule, whether the launch date may be moved forwards – but...

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  • News Fallout 76's B.E.T.A. Breaks in October

    Xbox One owners beta testing the B.E.T.A. first

    Fallout 76’s promised B.E.T.A. will begin (and presumably break) in October, ahead of the title’s 14th November launch. The test will be available on Xbox One first, with the PlayStation 4 to follow after an unspecified period of exclusivity. Anyone who pre-orders the title at participating...

Sunday22nd Jul 2018

  • News Sony Removes $5 Requirement from PlayStation Store

    Whey

    Someone tag rjejr into this article to make sure he sees it because he’s been ranting about this on Push Square for as long as we can remember: Sony has removed the $5 funding charge from the PlayStation Store. This used to be a thing in Europe as well, but it was dropped in most countries at the start of the generation. So for those of you...

  • News Ni no Kuni II's Season Pass DLC Is Nowhere to Be Seen Four Months After Release

    Radio silence from all involved

    It has been four months since Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom released, and for most, the milestone means very little. A chance to reflect on what are most likely positive memories of a lovely JRPG experience, sure, but with the year's biggest hitters on the horizon, a look to the past may not be what most of you had...

  • News Another Digimon RPG Is Heading to PS4

    Digimon are the champions

    Hooray for Digimon and our childhood nostalgia! Although the PlayStation 4's actually had its fair share of Digimon games thus far, we won't say no to another one, especially after the success of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and its sequel. Recently revealed in the latest issue of Japanese magazine...

  • News Uncharted's Laura Bailey Joins Spider-Man Cast as Mary Jane

    Almost obligatory at this stage

    It wouldn’t be a PlayStation exclusive without Laura Bailey, would it? Insomniac Games has announced that the veteran voice actress has joined the cast of Spider-Man as Mary Jane Watson; she’s also voiced Nadine in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Fetch in inFAMOUS: Second Son and...

Saturday21st Jul 2018

  • Soapbox Playing The Persistence As My First Ever PSVR Experience

    Jamie and the magic torch

    I felt well situated to visit Firesprite to play its PlayStation VR stealth horror game The Persistence for Push Square recently. I’m local to Merseyside, so travelling from my home to its Liverpool office took twenty minutes in total. I’m also a keen retro gamer, and once I had the fascinating opportunity to talk to...

  • News Sly Cooper Animated Series Starts October 2019

    52 episodes planned

    Sly Cooper’s long-awaited animated series will start in October 2019, with a whopping 52 episodes commissioned. Each instalment will be 11 minutes in length, with the ‘toon targeting both boys and girls aged between 6-years-old and 10-years-old. Of course, that means that the real audience will be long-time fans in their late...

  • News Of Course Spider-Man PS4's Getting a Line of Funko Pops

    In a spin

    Nothing makes us feel older than the popularity of Funko Pops, but given that our local GAME may as well be renamed after the vinyl figurines these days, we suppose it’s no surprise that Insomniac Games’ upcoming Spider-Man adaptation will be getting its own line of models. There’ll be four characters available starting from...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 229

    Summer gamin'

    Well, the World Cup is over and there’s no Wimbledon, so looks like it’s back to the good ol’ games we go this weekend. The release schedule is looking scarily slight at the time of typing, but that makes this period all the more important for backlog clearance. What are you playing? That’s the question. Sammy Barker, Editor:...

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    Review Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars

    Spaced out

    Far Cry 5, like a few of Ubisoft's high profile releases, has come with the promise of a weird and wonderful DLC schedule that takes the base game and places it in increasingly strange scenarios. Lost on Mars is the latest bizarre excursion for the open world shooter, and it's probably about what you're expecting. It doesn't take itself...

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  • News Spider-Man PS4's Soundtrack Will Be Even Sweeter on Vinyl

    Pre-orders open now

    Okay, so Spider-Man’s soundtrack is probably going to sound great on your iPhone as well, but audiophiles rely on vinyl to enrich all their music with mystical “warmness”, so we’ll leave our headline intact. Regardless of whether that previous sentence triggers you or not, we can probably all agree that John Paesano's...

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    Review Earthfall

    Better left dead

    The Left 4 Dead franchise was one of the defining reasons for the rise in popularity of co-operative multiplayer shooters during the previous generation, and looking back on things, it’s kind of crazy to think that neither instalment ever made its way onto the PlayStation 3. However, the genre has taken a bit of backseat in recent...

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    Review Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion

    A pirate's life for me

    Adventure Time has been a juggernaut series for Cartoon Network since debuting way back in 2010. Its 10-season run is about to come to an end, and over this span the escapades of Finn the Human and Jake the Dog have spawned six video game entries covering a wide variety of genres. The latest entry, Adventure Time: Pirates of...

  • Soapbox Five Years On, Warframe Is Something Special

    Lloyd is loving Warframe

    2013 was a simpler time. The Last of Us had just blown people’s socks off on the PlayStation 3, people were anticipating The Order: 1886, and the PlayStation 4 was new. In among such launch classics as Call of Duty: Ghosts and Knack, a free-to-play title called Warframe launched. Warframe, in it’s launch state, was...

  • News Uncharted Fan Film Sparks Digital Series Discussions

    Something further could happen

    Nathan Fillion’s turn as Naughty Dog’s wise-cracking rogue Nathan Drake has set tongues wagging right throughout the industry, and after amassing almost two million views in just 24 hours, there’s understandably some discussions taking place about what this means moving forwards. According to director Allan...

  • News Hitman's Summer Pack Makes Marrakesh Available for Free on PS4

    Download it now

    Have you been enjoying the hot weather? We here at Push Square Towers have been slowly melting for most of the summer, but IO Interactive wants to turn up the heat. The studio has announced the Hitman Summer Pack, which essentially gives you access to the game's third level, Marrakesh, for free. Also included is the ICA Training...

Wednesday18th Jul 2018

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Monday16th Jul 2018

  • Guide Best PS4 Racing Games

    Which PS4 driving games are on the podium?

    It's no secret that the PlayStation 4 hasn't had the greatest selection of racing games over the years. Arcade racing games especially have mysteriously disappeared, leaving PS4 owners with little choice when they want to put the pedal to the metal. Having said that, we've still been able to rustle up a...

  • Guide Which Yakuza Games to Play and a Yakuza Series Beginners Guide

    Uncle Kaz is here

    SEGA's Yakuza series has been around since the days of the PlayStation 2, but only over the last year or so has it really began to seep into the consciousness of a wider Western audience. This is largely thanks to 2017's Yakuza 0, which sparked a whole new wave of interest on PlayStation 4. It helped, of course, that Yakuza 0 ended...

  • Deals Cheap PS4 Pro, PSVR, and PlayStation 4 Games in UK Amazon Prime Day Sale

    PS Plus memberships also half-price

    Amazon Prime Day 2018 is underway and it’s bringing with it some cheap PS4 Pro and PlayStation 4 deals in the UK. As mentioned, the highlight this year is the 1TB PS4 Pro, which can be yours for as little as £299.99 during the promotional period. The standard 500GB PS4 Slim is also available for £219.00, but...

  • News Nathan Fillion Plays the Role He Was Born to in Uncharted Fan Movie

    Watch the full thing now

    Sony’s clearly never going to get the long-rumoured Uncharted movie off the ground, so leave it to Canadian director Allan Ungar to stick a 15-minute fan film online. Clearly a plea from the Gridlocked director to get given the full project, this is a slick clip that sticks closely to the blueprints of Naughty Dog’s...

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    Review Mothergunship

    Gun game

    Mothergunship feels like it was created in a ‘Random Video Game Generator’. Procedurally generated levels? Yes. First-person shooter? Yes. Bullet-hell shooter? Somehow, also yes. Against all odds, however, it works. Telling the story of an unnamed soldier (that’s you), you’re thrown into a battle against aliens attacking the Earth;...

  • News Germany Bans Pre-Orders for Games that Don't Have a Set Release Date

    A good thing?

    This is a pretty interesting story. Over in Germany, products that don't have a set release date -- including video games -- are no longer allowed to be pre-ordered. This means that, for example, you can't go ahead and pre-order something like The Last of Us: Part II, since it has a vague "coming soon" release date attached. The...

  • UK Sales Charts Crash Bandicoot Fends Off New Releases to Remain Number One

    N. Sane

    The latest UK all formats chart is in, and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy runs away with another top result thanks to its multiplatform releases last month. It also bests a couple of new entries, with LEGO The Incredibles and the Switch exclusive Octopath Traveler having to settle for second and third respectively. God of War once again...

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    Review Insane Robots

    Full metal CCG

    What do you do with a robot if it goes insane? Well in Playniac’s turn-based battler you’ll make it fight to the death in a fun and unique card driven game which puts tactics to the fore. You begin as the friendly and misunderstood little bot called Franklin, who is condemned to fight for his life in a brutal "last bot...

  • News Sonic Mania Plus Promo Apes Old SEGA Advert

    A whole lot more for less

    Sonic Mania Plus is out tomorrow, bringing the original game back to store shelves with a raft of extra content, such as long lost characters, Mighty and Ray. The wonderfully retro platformer leans heavily into 90s nostalgia, and the above new commercial for the game...

  • Deals Save Big on PS Plus Subs in the UK

    Half-price on 15 month memberships

    Amazon Prime Day 2018 has arrived amid much marketing melodrama, and you can learn about cheap PS4 Pro deals through the link. Perhaps the best offer, however, pertains to PlayStation Plus, where in the UK you can snag a 15 month membership for just £34.99. Remember you will need

Sunday15th Jul 2018

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Friday13th Jul 2018

  • Feature 10 First-Party Multiplayer Franchises Sony Should Bring Back

    Player two

    Sony has been knocking it out of the park in the single-player department for almost a decade now, but Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida lamented the company’s lack of multiplayer hits in a recent interview. While this sector is dominated by third-party favourites like Fortnite and Call of Duty on the PlayStation 4, the...

  • News Bounties Arrive in Destiny 2 Next Week, Promising Better Rewards

    Everything has a price

    Update 1.2.3 is the next reasonably big step forward for Destiny 2, and it's set to drop on Tuesday the 17th July. The patch will add bounties to the game -- a system that longtime players may remember from the original Destiny. Essentially bite-sized objectives, you'll be able to pick bounties up from vendors, although...

  • Guide Best PS4 Headphones and Headsets

    Sound off

    What are the best PS4 headphones and headsets? If you’re an online player, then you’re going to need some kind of communicator to keep in constant contact with your teammates. But even if you play single player, a good pair of headphones can be essential for your PlayStation 4, as playing late at night or when others are in the house...

  • Poll What PS4 Game Are You Most Excited for in the Latter Half of 2018?

    Round 2

    Hey you, did you know that the latter half of 2018 is bloody ridiculous for new game releases? Well if you didn't you do now, and if you think that we're joking, be sure to check out or list of upcoming PlayStation 4 titles. It's going to be mental. With that intro out of the way, we're here on this sunny Friday afternoon to ask you what...

  • News Revisit Shenmue's Famous Dobuita Street in the Flesh

    Through the power of YouTube

    Dobuita Street is perhaps the most memorable location from the original Shenmue game. Home to Tom’s hot-dog stand, Nozomi’s flower shop, and… Like, a car park, it’s the central shopping district in the first instalment. It’s also a real-life place with real-life inspirations, as explained in this excellent...

Saturday14th Jul 2018

  • News This SEGA Pop-Up Book Is the Best Thing You'll See All Week

    Welcome to the Fantasy Zone

    To be this good takes ages – or just a brilliant pop-up book with paper-based versions of SEGA’s most iconic arcade cabinets. Check out this bundle of amazingness: The SEGA Arcade: Pop-Up History includes sculptures of various classic cabinets from the Japanese company, including Space Harrier, Hang-On, and –...

Friday13th Jul 2018

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Tuesday10th Jul 2018

  • Guide The Best PS4 External Hard Drive Upgrades

    HDDs to suit every budget

    While it's still very convenient to pick up PS4 games on a Blu-ray disc, if you are anything like us you'll have been tempted by the multitude of downloadable goodies which go on sale from time to time on the PlayStation Store. Don't even mention that PS Plus backlog, before long you'll have chewed through all the internal...

Wednesday11th Jul 2018

  • News The Last of Us: Part II Is About Hate, Naughty Dog Reiterates

    Brace yourself

    We get the distinct impression that The Last of Us: Part II is going to be a challenging game to play – not just because of the gameplay difficulty, but because of the message that Naughty Dog is trying to convey. And while Neil Druckmann didn’t really tell Buzzfeed anything new in a recent interview, he did reiterate that the...

  • News Far Cry 5's Barmy Sci-Fi Expansion Has Lost the Plot

    In the best possible way

    You’ve got to love how Ubisoft has started going bananas with add-on packs for its biggest hits. The French publisher appears to be having a whole lot of fun with expansions like Lost on Mars, a new DLC episode for Far Cry 5 due out on 17th July. It’s the second of three premium content drops, after the previous one...

Tuesday10th Jul 2018

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  • News Nathan Drake's Regenerative Health Was Actually His 'Luck Running Out'

    Action man

    When Uncharted: Drake's Fortune released all the way back in 2007, regenerating health was the latest game design trope that was being bandied around. Every one of Nathan Drake's adventures has used this health system, but this little tidbit from Naughty Dog animator Jonathan Cooper suggests that it wasn't really a health system at all...

  • Rumour Second Tekken 7 DLC Season Pass Leaked

    Return of the king

    Over the last couple of months or so, during various Tekken 7 tournaments, series director Katsuhiro Harada and designer Michael Murray have been teasing the game's future. Naturally, these public appearances have sparked a lot of speculation, with many fans predicting that Tekken 7 is probably getting a second wave of...

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    Review Shining Resonance Refrain

    Shine on

    SEGA's classic Shining series is back, and it's definitely not what old school fans may remember. Shining Resonance Refrain is an enhanced remaster of Shining Resonance -- a PlayStation 3 title that launched only in Japan almost four years ago. It arrives on Western shores with a full (and optional) English dub, as well as a fresh way...

  • News Darksiders III Release Date Confirmed, $400 Collector's Edition Revealed

    Fatal Fury

    Hey, how much do you like Darksiders? Enough to spend $399.99 on a special edition, mayhaps? You’ll get the chance from 27th November, as THQ Nordic has confirmed threequel Darksiders III’s rumoured release date as part of an IGN First story. Just a little more chaos to add to the Christmas apocalypse won’t hurt, w

Tuesday10th Jul 2018

  • News Just Cause 4 Wants to Be the Best Open World Sandbox Ever

    Lofty ambitious

    Just Cause 4, like Dying Light 2, got lost in the E3 2018 shuffle somewhat. When there are a lot of big new games unveiled, some inevitably fall through the cracks, so here’s a timely reminder that Avalanche Studios – the busiest AAA studio in Sweden, it seems – is busy beavering away on a new adventure for Rico Rodriguez...

Monday9th Jul 2018

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    Review The Spectrum Retreat

    Enjoy your stay

    Here's one for you: two years ago, 20-year-old game designer Dan Smith won a BAFTA in the Young Game Designers category for his prototype of what would become The Spectrum Retreat. What's more, publisher Ripstone has stepped in to help turn the game into a fully fledged commercial product. It's quite an achievement for the up and...

  • News Horror Visual Novel Death Mark Coming to PS4, PS Vita

    You're already dead

    It’s still not dead yet: Aksys Games has announced that Experience’s horror visual novel Death Mark will deploy on the PlayStation 4 and, incredibly, the PS Vita in the West at some point in the future. The niche publisher’s yet to detail a specific release window, but the title first launched a year ago in Japan on...

  • Store Update 9th July 2018 (Europe)

    Summer dreamin'

    This is one of those weeks where there are tons and tons of games coming out that will appeal to all different kinds of people. There’s Shining Resonance Refrain, Bomber Crew, Danger Zone 2, and many more vying for your attention. What’s taking your fancy? PS4 Games: Shining Resonance Refrain 10 July MLB The Show 18 All Star...

  • UK Sales Charts Crash Bandicoot Fends Off Jurassic World Evolution for Number One Spot

    Well, there it is

    Jurassic World Evolution released at retail last week, but even the promise of your very own dinosaur empire wasn't quite enough to topple Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Activision's revitalised platformer is once again at the top of the pile, with the dino park management sim debuting in second place. Elsewhere, The Crew 2...

  • News Shawn Layden Shares the Highs and Lows of a 30 Year PlayStation Career

    Ups and downs

    Shawn Layden may be the “suit” you see on stage at E3, but the executive has a 30 year history with PlayStation, spanning multiple roles across various different continents. The current Worldwide Studios chairman previously spent time as the head of SIEJ, and also worked in London for a while as well. It means that the...

  • News Chasm Brings Pixelated Old-School Action to PS4 and Vita This Month

    Release date announced

    We finally have a release date for Chasm, a pixel-art action adventure coming to PS4 and PS Vita. The wait is almost over, as it's launching on both platforms on 31st July 2018. For those not in the know, Chasm is a metroidvania style title featuring old-school challenge, RPG elements,...

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    Review Next Up Hero

    Holding out for a hero

    Death in video games is so frequent that it has virtually lost all meaning. Any slip up is instantly forgiven, and the player is often respawned perfectly alive and well almost instantly. Next Up Hero twists this dynamic on its head, turning game death into a playable mechanic. Next Up Hero is an isometric dungeon crawler...

  • News Battle Chef Brigade Will Cook Up a Storm on PS4

    Trophies make their way online

    It's always a pleasant surprise when you go to make a daily check on Exophase and end up uncovering a new Trophy list for a game that hasn't even been announced for the PlayStation 4 yet. Battle Chef Brigade, a game that made its way to Nintendo Switch and PC in late 2017, is described as a game that blends...

  • News You Can Customise ANTHEM's Damage Floaties to Your Tastes

    Music to our ears

    Is this the official term now? Damage floaties? Hmm, it works, we suppose. So yes, there’s been some criticism of ANTHEM’s number indicators, which pour off enemies when you fill them with lead. But the good news is that BioWare is making them totally customisable: you can turn them off entirely, you can make them smaller (or,...

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  • Guide Upcoming PS4 Exclusive Games

    First-party favourites

    What upcoming PS4 games have been announced? Sony’s first-party output has been on fire all generation, but even though the PlayStation 4 is nearing its twilight years, there’s still loads to look forward to from the platform holder. In this article we’re going to list all the announced PS4 exclusive games on the way...

Saturday7th Jul 2018

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    Review MXGP Pro

    MXGP Con

    Milestone releases a large number of racing games every year. Some of them aren’t half bad, such as Gravel, while others, chiefly its motorcycle games, leave something to be desired. Unfortunately, MXGP Pro is one of the motorcycle games, and while this is nowhere near as bad as the absolute debacle that was MXGP 3, it’s a definite step...

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    Review Salary Man Escape

    Zero-hour contract

    The job simulation gag has felt a little too played out as of late when it comes to virtual reality. Job Simulator nailed the humorous vibe when PlayStation VR first launched back in 2016, but since then, a number of copycats have tried to emulate the experience to little avail. Salary Man Escape is another title that hopes to...

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  • Poll Ultimate PlayStation Character Tournament: Final 4 - Match 125

    Ready? Fight!

    This is the thirty-seventh week of our Ultimate PlayStation Character Tournament, and the first of two top 4 matches. 128 characters enter, but only one will be crowned champion -- and you decide who that champion will be. If you want to know more about the Ultimate PlayStation Character Tournament, be sure to click...

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    Review The Crew 2

    Déjà crew

    One of the elements that was universally praised about The Crew was its open world. While developer Ivory Tower’s abbreviated version of the USA was a wonderfully put together slice of Americana, the surrounding game, ultimately let things down with its Fast & Furious-inspired story, and disappointing opponent AI. With The Crew...

  • Soapbox Sometimes, the Best Games Are the Simplest

    Going back to basics in games can be refreshing, says Stephen

    Saving the world all the time is exhausting. I can't tell you the number of doomsday plans I've scuppered, wars I've prevented, and Earths I've protected during my gaming career, and it can really take its toll. I'm the Chosen One, and it's all up to me, over and over again, and if I...

Tuesday3rd Jul 2018

Monday2nd Jul 2018

  • News Ten Years Ago Today, the First PlayStation Trophy Was Unlocked

    Platinum

    Bling. It’s an iconic sound that accompanies practically every contemporary PlayStation game, and it’s now been ten years since Super Stardust HD introduced us to it. All the way back on 2nd July, 2008, updates were released for the PlayStation 3 and Housemarque’s arcade hit which incorporated an all-new brand-wide metagame: Trophies...

Tuesday3rd Jul 2018

  • News Shenmue III Celebrates Backer Surveys with New Footage

    For the Rin

    Those of you who backed Shenmue III on Kickstarter should receive a survey soon, allowing you to select your t-shirt size and share other details depending upon the tier you chose. And to celebrate that news, developer Ys Net has released a cute little clip starring one of the title’s characters: Rin. It’s obviously not...

Monday2nd Jul 2018

Sunday1st Jul 2018

  • News Fans Want to Play Ghost of Tsushima in Black and White

    Glorious greyscale

    Ghost of Tsushima is essentially a love letter to old Japanese samurai movies, and while its recent gameplay reveal trailer demonstrated some stunning use of colour, there are a growing number of fans calling for the game to have a black-and-white filter to add to its authenticity. One fan even re-coloured the E3 2018 trailer to...

Monday2nd Jul 2018

  • Feature Best PS4 Music of June 2018

    Hit the high note

    There was a lot to love with May’s slate of game music, including a couple games we may well be discussing when the end of the year rolls around (Detroit!), but June was no slouch either. Another solid month of games brought with it a solid lineup of music! Unravel Two: When Unravel released in 2016, it ended up being a...