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  • News December 2017 NPD: Call of Duty: WWII Conquers $3.29 Billion Month

    PS4 crowned best-selling console of 2017

    Those people who wrote articles about the death of the console industry prior to the release of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One should hang their heads in shame, as Call of Duty: WWII just dominated a $3.29 billion month for the United States games industry. That’s up 10 per cent over year-over-year,...

    • USA
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • PS4
    • PS3
  • News New Tomb Raider Movie Trailer Reveals a Child's Destiny

    Daddy issues

    That new Tomb Raider movie is very much still on track for a 16th March release, so here’s Alicia Vikander in a vest doing her best English accent. This latest trailer reveals a little more about the plot, which appears to be sticking quite closely to the 2013 reboot. In fact, a handful of the set-pieces teased in the two minute clip...

    • Square Enix
    • Movies
    • Tomb Raider
    • Trailers

YesterdayThu, 18th Jan 2018

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 5.05 Is Here to Improve System Performance

    Surprise

    The PlayStation 4 has just received firmware update 5.05 - and it's a simple system performance upgrade. Business as usual. The update appears to be mandatory, but at only a few hundred megabytes, it shouldn't take you long to download and install. This is not to be confused with the upcoming firmware update 5.50, which will be much more...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Firmware Updates
  • Guide Monster Hunter: World - All 14 Weapons and How to Use Them

    Gear up

    Monster Hunter: World marks a return to PlayStation for Capcom's addictive franchise, after releasing almost exclusively on Nintendo platforms for a near decade. Boy, has it made its presence known. Not only does it use the full grunt of the PS4 (and Pro) to create the most visually impressive Monster Hunter to date, it also introduces an...

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Monster Hunter World
    • Weapons
    • Guides
  • News Metal Gear Survive Beta is Available Now in Most Regions, Delayed in the Americas

    Update: Beta now live everywhere

    The open beta test for Konami's contentious Metal Gear Survive is available for download right now, but not in the Americas. For whatever reason, the beta is MIA in these regions for the time being. We will update you once this is resolved. For now, let's have a little look at what's included. The beta weighs in at...

    • Konami
    • PS4
    • Metal Gear
    • Betas
  • Guide The 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...

    • Best PS4 Racing Games
    • PS4
    • Racing
    • Racing Games
    • Features
  • News Sounds Like Undersea Survival Game Subnautica Could be Coming to PS4

    Water world

    Someone behind the acclaimed PC survival title Subnautica has outed that the game could be making its way to PlayStation 4. During a Twitch stream, a developer under the moniker Flayra took to the comments and said, "We're hopefully coming to PS4 as well this year". This naturally made its way onto the game's Reddit page. For those...

    • Unknown Worlds Entertainment
    • PS4
    • Subnautica
  • News Red Faction: Guerrilla Is Looking to Level PS4

    Boom

    Red Faction: Guerrilla, the entertaining open world destruction simulation, appears to be heading to the PlayStation 4 – well, that’s if various GameStop listings are accurate. The title popped up on the websites of multiple European branches, with no release date attached. THQ Nordic has kept itself busy remastering various products in its...

    • THQ Nordic
    • PS4
    • Red Faction
    • Rumours
  • News Will Twisted Metal Ever Come to the PS4?

    Creator David Jaffe weighs in

    Twisted Metal maker David Jaffe has weighed in on the state of the franchise, releasing a video as response to the “numerous” daily tweets he receives from fans asking about the future of the car combat series. In the ten minute clip, he makes clear that he doesn’t own the brand and so any decisions about its...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Twisted Metal
    • David Jaffe
  • News A New Alien Shooter Is in Development for PS4

    Fox expanding gaming focus

    FoxNext Games is the gaming branch of 20th Century Fox, and it's expanding the scope of its game development. The company has acquired developer Cold Iron Studios, and will be putting it to work on an all-new shooter in the Alien universe. Details on the game itself are virtually non-existent, but it's certainly...

    • FoxNext Games
    • PS4
    • Alien
    • Industry
  • News American McGee Wants to Bring Back Alice

    Curiouser and curiouser

    American McGee’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s seminal novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has forever divided opinion, but its twisted take on an otherwise whimsical universe remains somewhat iconic – even though it’s been almost seven years since the second game, Alice: Madness Returns, released on the...

    • EA Games
    • PS4
    • American McGee's Alice
  • News Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Breaks Hearts at Retail in March

    Update: Bonus episode Farewell launches 6th March

    The tragic tale of Chloe and Rachel’s whirlwind romance will reach retail on 6th March, as Square Enix packages up its episodic prequel Life Is Strange: Before the Storm. There are a ridiculous three versions available, so stick with us or we’ll give you some classic Miss Price lip. First and...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Life Is Strange
  • News First Vampyr Dev Diary Talks About Morality and Player Choice

    Fangtastic

    The first episode of the Vampyr webseries has made its way to YouTube. Entitled 'Making Monsters', the video features several developers from DONTNOD discussing their take on vampires, and the decisions players will have to make throughout their adventure. As we know, you play as the doctor-turned-vampire Jonathan Reid, and part of the...

    • Focus Home Interactive
    • PS4
    • Vampyr
    • Trailers

Wednesday17th Jan 2018

  • News Monster Hunter: World's Final Beta Can Be Downloaded Now on PS4

    Last chance

    Monster Hunter: World is fast approaching, but if you're eager to give the game one try before its full launch, you may want to hop onto the PlayStation Store and get its final beta downloading. Starting today (the 17th January), the third beta is available for pre-load, meaning that you can get it downloaded before the testing period...

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Monster Hunter
    • Betas
  • News First Monster Hunter: World Review Is Near Perfect

    But...

    Ever since we first went hands on with Monster Hunter: World we’ve been waxing lyrical about the title, and our collective enthusiasm has only grown with subsequent betas. It’s no surprise, then, that the first review of the game is particularly high: 39/40 to be precise. But yes, there’s the caveat: this comes courtesy of Japa

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Monster Hunter
    • Famitsu
  • News God of War's Stone Mason Edition Appears on GameStop

    A godly amount of extras

    God of War is set to receive a special edition release, which should come as no surprise. Popping up recently on GameStop, the Stone Mason Edition comes with all the usual bits and pieces you'd expect, plus a few little oddities. Coming in at $149.99, the Stone Mason Edition contains a 9" statue of Kratos and Atreus fending...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • God of War
  • News Heavy Rain's Sales Reach a Ridiculous 5.3 Million Units

    When it rains it pours

    Back when it released in 2010, Heavy Rain was looked upon as one of the most experimental titles in Sony’s portfolio. While it built upon a lot of the groundwork laid in PlayStation 2 game Fahrenheit (or Indigo Prophecy, depending on where you’re from) its story-driven murder mystery was unlike anything available at the...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Heavy Rain
    • Sales
  • News Dragon Ball FighterZ Beta Returns This Week on PS4

    Round two

    Bandai Namco has announced when we can expect the Dragon Ball FighterZ beta to make a reappearance. After the first beta suffered from prolonged connectivity problems, you'll have another small window to play the game very soon. Let's hope it goes a little more smoothly. The new beta test is set to begin on Thursday 18th January at 9pm...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Dragon Ball
    • Betas
  • News God of War PS4's Combat System Promises to Be Brutal and Brilliant

    Axcellent

    Game Informer's God of War coverage continues with a look at the title's almost completely revamped combat system. In the video that we've embedded above, the publication talks to lead gameplay designer Jason McDonald, who explains how Kratos has ended up with a magical axe as his main means of cleaving monsters in half. It's interesting...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • God of War
    • Videos
  • News Fans Are Fighting to Bring Demon's Souls to PS4

    The Old One

    With a Dark Souls remaster due out later this year and Demon’s Souls’ servers about to be disabled, fans are getting together to demonstrate there’s demand for a remaster of the classic PlayStation 3 exclusive. We’ve seen similar campaigns for both

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Demon's Souls
    • Culture
  • News Sony's PhyreEngine Adds Support for Nintendo Switch

    Fanning the flames

    Sony’s game development toolset PhyreEngine appears to have added support for the Nintendo Switch, judging by documentation in the system’s recently released Dragon Quest Builders demo. It’s not a massive surprise, of course, as the software already supports the Xbox One, iOS, and Android – in addition to the family of...

    • Sony
    • Industry
    • PhyreEngine
  • News Insane Monster Hunter: World PS4 Ad Is Somehow Even Better than the Last One

    Monster mash

    PlayStation Japan knows how to make adverts. Whenever the company gets its hands on the advertising rights for a big release, it almost always finds a way to make us crack up -- and this new Monster Hunter: World ad is no different. In fact, it's probably one of the funniest we've seen. Once again, Japanese actor Takayuki Yamada is...

    • Sony
    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Monster Hunter
  • News Metal Gear Survive Will Feature Microtransactions, By the Way

    To the surprise of no one

    We already knew that Konami's upcoming and much maligned Metal Gear Survive will be an online only experience. We reported as much back in October, where our very own deputy editor Robert Ramsey joked, "Next they'll be telling us it has microtransactions and loot boxes." Well, we're certainly getting the former. Speaking...

    • Konami
    • PS4
    • Metal Gear
  • Japanese Sales Charts Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Fights Its Way to Number 1 on PS4

    But can't beat its PSP brothers

    Dissidia Final Fantasy NT launched in Japan last week, and it shot straight to the top of the software charts. The fighter-role-playing game hybrid racked up around 106,000 sales on PlayStation 4. That doesn't seem too shabby given the current Japanese market, but it's worth pointing out that the two prior Dissidia...

    • Japan
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • PS4
    • PS3
  • News Tennis World Tour Took Motion Capture to a Real Court

    New balls, please

    AO Tennis is out in Australia, meaning that the PlayStation 4 has finally served up some digital tennis. Early indications are that it isn’t great, however, which is perhaps evidenced by its limited release. The good news is that there’s still Tennis World Tour to look forward to, although that hasn’t exactly dazzled either...

    • Bigben Interactive
    • PS4
    • Tennis World Tour
  • News New Trailer for Yakuza 6 Highlights Typically Excellent Minigames

    That's rad

    There are many things that the Yakuza series brings to the table, but its penchant for fleshed out and eclectic minigames is always a joy to behold. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will be no different, it seems; this new trailer focuses on what kind of activities you'll be able to partake in during Kiryu's downtime. The minigames shown vary...

    • SEGA
    • PS4
    • Yakuza
    • Trailers
  • Poll Ultimate PlayStation Character Tournament: Round 1 - Matches 49-52

    Ready? Fight!

    This is the thirteenth week of our Ultimate PlayStation Character Tournament. 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 through here. Previous Results (Click the image...

    • Ultimate PlayStation Character Tournament
    • Polls
    • Features
  • News Jim Ryan Promoted to Deputy President of Sony Interactive Entertainment

    Congratulations

    Jim Ryan is one of a few Sony suits you'll recognise from previous press conferences. He's been with the company since 1994, and was made president of SIE Europe in 2011. He was also made head of global sales and marketing in 2016, and helped launch the PS4 Pro and PlayStation VR. His hard work seems to have paid off, as he's...

    • Sony
    • Jim Ryan
    • Industry

Tuesday16th Jan 2018

  • News Assassin's Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones DLC Release Date Leaked

    Not so hidden

    Assassin's Creed Origins is getting its first expansion at some point this month, but Ubisoft is yet to confirm a specific release date. However, it looks like eager players have uncovered the date anyway through the Xbox Store. We were told that you can access The Hidden Ones product page via the title's in-game PlayStation 4...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • Assassin's Creed
    • DLC
    • Release Dates
  • News Assassin's Creed Patch 1.20 Out Now on PS4

    January's big update

    The big January update for Assassin's Creed Origins is now available to download on PlayStation 4. Patch 1.20 brings a slew of bug fixes and gameplay tweaks to the title, as well as a new quest, fresh Heka chest rewards, and support for The Hidden Ones expansion, which launches next week. For all of the stuff that's...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • Assassin's Creed
    • Patches
  • News Ubisoft Details Assassin's Creed Origins DLC Release Dates

    By 'eck

    Looks like that leaked release date for the first Assassin's Creed Origins DLC, The Hidden Ones, was accurate. Ubisoft has just announced the first DLC pack will be releasing on 23rd January. However, that isn't the only release date it's revealed. In a press release, the publisher has also plotted out two more add-ons heading to their...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • Assassin's Creed
    • DLC
    • Announcements
  • News Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta Will Return for 24 Hours

    Counter

    The Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta is officially over. Unfortunately, the experience was, for many, plagued by connection issues. Bandai Namco said that if it couldn't fix the problems in a reasonable amount of time, it would consider extending the beta period. However, the publisher later reported that it had solved most of the issues...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Dragon Ball
    • Betas
  • 5

    PS4

    Review InnerSpace

    Debut voyage

    Ever since its release in 2012, a multitude of indie developers have tried to emulate the experience provided by Journey. The likes of ABZÛ and AER: Memories of Old have come close to replicating what made the PlayStation 3 release so special, but then there are other imitators that miss the mark completely. InnerSpace, the debut title...

    • Reviews
    • Aspyr
    • PS4
    • InnerSpace
  • News Shenmue III Shows Impressive Progression in New PS4 Screenshots

    More details at MAGIC Monaco next month

    Shenmue III’s scheduled to release in 2018, and a trio of new PlayStation 4 screenshots show the progress that the project’s making. First up we get a new glimpse of protagonists Ryo Hazuki and Shenhua, who are beginning to resemble their Dreamcast counterparts. There’s still work to be done, but at...

    • Ys Net
    • PS4
    • Shenmue
    • Screenshots
  • News Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition Confirmed, Contains Brand New Content

    The royal treatment

    You may remember that, about a week ago, the ESRB rated Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition, with speculation that it was some sort of all-in-one package. Well, it turns out this was exactly right. The Royal Edition combines the original game with all of its Season Pass content, which includes Episode Gladiolus, Episode Prompto,...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Final Fantasy
  • News Battlefield, Mirror's Edge Veterans Unite for PSVR's Apex Construct

    Due out 20th February

    Apex Construct – we like that name. It’s literally just two random words stuck together, but it sounds good, doesn’t it? Let’s try it all together: Apex Construct. See? Satisfying, right? This is a brand new PlayStation VR action adventure game developed by ex-Mirror’s Edge and Battlefield makers, and it looks pretty...

    • Fast Travel Games
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
    • Apex Construct
    • Release Dates
  • News Spider-Man Will Swing to PS4 in 2018, Stay Tuned for More

    Insomniac Games teases additional details

    Insomniac Games community director James Stevenson has casually taken to popular forum ResetEra to reiterate that Spider-Man will release in 2018 on the PlayStation 4. As with pretty much the entirety of Sony’s lineup right now, there’s no specific date been attached to the title, but we know that the...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Spider-Man
  • News Tasty Monster Hunter: World PS4 Pro Releasing in France

    Phwoar

    Previously believed to be exclusive to Japan, it’s been announced that the sexy Monster Hunter: World ‘Rathalos Edition’ PlayStation 4 Pro will release in France next month, exclusively at Micromania. The system will set you back €450, and comes with a custom DualShock 4 and a copy of the game. Alternatively, you’ll be able to get...

  • News That Beastly Monster Hunter: World PS4 Pro is Heading West

    Roar-some

    At the start of the day, we knew that the gorgeous special edition Monster Hunter: World PS4 Pro was making its way to France. Now, we've learned it'll be releasing in North America and Europe in general. Releasing at the same time as the game itself on 26th January, the bundle incorporates a 1TB customised PS4 Pro and DualShock 4, a...

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Monster Hunter
    • Hardware
  • Store Update 16th January 2018 (Europe)

    Digimon! Digital monsters!

    The betas keep coming, as both Monster Hunter: World and Metal Gear Survive score pre-release stress tests on the European PlayStation Store this week. All things told, it’s a sizeable update on Sony’s storefront for a mid-January week, with Kerbal Space Program, Digimon Story, and Street Fighter V: Arcade...

    • Store Update
    • Europe
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • Vita
  • News Oh Boy, Shadow of the Colossus Has a Photo Mode on PS4

    And it looks fantastic

    Shadow of the Colossus looks bloody gorgeous on PlayStation 4, remade from the ground up. The system's share button was made for games like this, but as titles like Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and Assassin's Creed Origins have shown us, it's even better when you're able to completely pause the...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Shadow of the Colossus
  • News New Gundam Breaker Confirmed for Western Release on PS4

    Breakthrough

    Wow, that was fast, wasn't it? New Gundam Breaker was officially announced earlier today, and already Bandai Namco has confirmed that the game will be heading West on PlayStation 4. Hurrah! This will be the first time that a Gundam Breaker game has been released outside of Asian territories. The series tasks players with...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Gundam
  • Rumour LEGO Incredibles 2 and DC Villains Seemingly on the Way

    No capes

    A report that originated from Comicbook.com that stated two new LEGO titles are in development at TT Games has been backed up by Eurogamer.net. Citing sources "close to the studio", it assures that LEGO games based on The Incredibles 2 and DC's roster of villains are both on the way. Both games are expected to release this year. We'd...

    • Warner Bros
    • PS4
    • Rumours
  • News Monster Hunter: World Wheels Out More PS4 Gameplay Before Launch

    Nothing rotten about it

    Want yet more great looking Monster Hunter: World gameplay? Well you're in luck, because Capcom's released another eight minutes of footage, this time taking us through the treacherous Rotten Vale region. The place looks like it really stinks. As with the previous gameplay video, this latest look at the title gives you a...

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Monster Hunter
    • Videos
  • News Dynasty Warriors 9 English Overview Trailer Details Mission Design

    Freedom fighters

    Koei Tecmo's released an English version of the Dynasty Warriors 9 overview trailer, so it's a bit easier to work out the details this time. It's worth a watch if you're still not quite sure how the open world action game is structured. Dynasty Warriors 9 is out in around a month, but are you feeling the hype? Pick up...

    • Koei Tecmo
    • PS4
    • Dynasty Warriors
    • Trailers
  • News Q.U.B.E. 2 Looks Very Slick in New Gameplay Trailer

    Push squares

    We quite enjoyed Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut on PS4 back in 2015. The Portal-esque first person puzzler, with its clever block based conundrums, came as a pleasant surprise. In a brand new trailer from developer Toxic Games, Q.U.B.E. 2 is looking like a great follow up. Graphically, it looks like a big step up from the original, while the...

    • Toxic Games
    • PS4
    • QUBE
    • Trailers
  • News Sony's Smartphone Division Reveals No Heroes Allowed! DASH

    Not bad, man

    Sony’s versatile reverse dungeon crawling franchise No Heroes Allowed! is getting the smartphone treatment in Japan, as mobile publishing arm ForwardWorks has revealed latest instalment DASH for iOS and Android. This looks like a Puzzle Quest-esque title, where you need to shift blocks in order to summon monsters to off intrepid...

    • Sony
    • Mobile
    • No Heroes Allowed
  • News Scribblenauts Showdown Stretches Its Vocabulary on 6th March

    Is 'valetudinarian' even a word?

    It’s been rumoured for a little while, but Warner Bros has now confirmed that Scribblenauts Showdown will release on 6th March in North America and 9th March in Europe. It sounds like this is going to be quite multiplayer-heavy, with "more than" 25 minigames for up to four players. Of course, the title’s...

    • Warner Bros
    • PS4
    • Scribblenauts
  • News ESRB Rates Scribblenauts Showdown for PS4

    Pencil it in

    The eagle-eyed Gematsu has spotted an ESRB rating for a game called Scribblenauts Showdown. This follows the game being rated in Taiwan, and both instances list PlayStation 4 amongst the title's platforms. For those who aren't familiar with Scribblenauts, it's a series of puzzle platformers in which you play as Maxwell, a boy who owns...

    • Warner Bros
    • PS4
    • Scribblenauts
    • ESRB
  • News New Gundam Breaker Heading to PS4 in 2018, Let's Hope This One Comes West

    Breaking point

    Sometimes referred to as the best Gundam games that never came West, the Gundam Breaker series sees players build their own mobile suits and take to the battlefield, wrecking opponents in order to loot their parts. The last title in the series, Gundam Breaker 3, was well received, and the Asian version of the release, which...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Gundam

Monday15th Jan 2018

  • News PS4 Firmware 5.50 Incoming as Sony Opens Beta Test Sign-Ups

    The big 5.50

    The PlayStation 4's next big firmware update is in the works, Sony has revealed. The company's currently asking Japanese users to sign up for firmware 5.50 beta testing, meaning that it's only a matter of time before registration opens in North America and Europe, too. There are no details on what firmware 5.50 will include...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Firmware Updates
    • Betas
  • Feature 5 PS4 Firmware Update Features We Want in 2018

    Final polish

    Sony didn’t update the PlayStation 4 much in 2017 – it didn’t really need to. We finally got external hard drive support, ticking off one of the system’s most oft-requested features since launch. And the manufacturer also completely overhauled the platform’s parental controls feature set. Beyond that, though, it’s becoming...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Firmware Updates
  • News Assassin's Creed Patch 1.2.0 Hits PS4 Tomorrow, Brings New Quest and Rewards

    Also prepares for first expansion

    The big January update for Assassin's Creed Origins launches tomorrow (the 16th January), Ubisoft has confirmed. Patch 1.2.0 adds support for The Hidden Ones, the game's first expansion. As a side note, Trophies for The Hidden Ones are already up on the PlayStation Network, and with this update arriving, we have to...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • Assassin's Creed
    • Patches
  • News Street Fighter V's Arcade Edition Patch Is a Big One

    Meaty

    Just a quick heads up on that Arcade Edition update that's coming to Street Fighter V this week: it's going to take up a small chunk of your PlayStation 4's hard drive. The update, which brings all of the Arcade Edition content to the base game for those who already own it, weighs in at a rather hefty 21GB.  It'll reportedly be...

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Street Fighter
    • Patches
  • News Big Ant Studios Serves up AO Tennis Gameplay Video

    Bonzer

    The first official gameplay footage of AO Tennis has made its way to YouTube. Embedded above, the video contains a series of rallies between cover star Rafael Nadal and South African player Kevin Anderson. This gameplay emerges just a day before the game's release, which isn't exactly an encouraging sign. Addressing the concerns over a lack...

    • Big Ant Studios
    • PS4
    • AO Tennis
  • News Dragon Ball FighterZ Beta May Be Extended if Connection Problems Continue

    Make a wish

    The open beta for Dragon Ball FighterZ was made available to everyone earlier today -- regardless of whether they'd pre-ordered the finished release -- but it hasn't been smooth sailing. There have been widespread reports of players being unable to connect to the beta's network in order to actually start it up, and on top of that,...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Dragon Ball
    • Betas
  • News Sony Doubles Down on 2018 Release Date for Days Gone

    End of days approach

    Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida casually mentioned back at PlayStation Experience last month that Days Gone is scheduled to release this year, but now the game’s popped up as part of an official ‘What to Look Forward to in 2018’ newsletter. The platform holder’s been sending out play time statistics to

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Days Gone
  • News Spider-Man PS4's Box Art Close to Final, Will 'Pop on Store Shelves'

    Insomniac can't wait to unveil it

    Spider-Man has the potential to be the best-selling PlayStation 4 exclusive of the generation, and it’s going to pick up a lot of sales based on its brand alone. It’s important, then, that Sony and Insomniac Games come up with some good box art to catch the attention of more casual consumers – and according to...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Spider-Man
  • News Burnout Paradise PS4 Remaster Listed by Yet Another Online Retailer

    Driving us crazy

    There's still no official word on Burnout Paradise heading to PS4, but this is one rumoured game that just won't go away. More smoke has been discovered in the form of another retailer listing the title as 'Burnout Paradise HD', with a release date of 30th March. The price in this instance is £39.99 RRP. Again, EA has said nothing...

    • EA Games
    • PS4
    • Burnout
  • Rumour Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be Shown in Detail at E3 2018

    We're starting early this year

    Oh God, it's only January and we're already reporting on E3 2018 rumours. According to Polish site GRYOnline, multiple sources claim that CD Projekt Red -- the developer behind The Witcher games -- will be bringing Cyberpunk 2077 to the show in a big way. It's been ages since we heard anything concrete about...

    • CD Projekt Red
    • PS4
    • Cyberpunk
    • E3 2018
    • Rumours
  • UK Sales Charts Grand Theft Auto V Returns to the Top

    Chop, Chop

    Grand Theft Auto V first released in 2013; it’s still topping the UK sales charts in 2018. The unbelievable success of Rockstar Games’ open world opus trucks on, with the title securing its 14th cumulative number one, putting it close to record holder Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’s 18 week record. GTA5’s now spent 226 weeks on...

    • UK
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • PS4
    • PS3
  • News Extended Dragon Ball FighterZ Beta In Doubt as Bandai Namco Fixes Connection Issues

    Still set to end tomorrow

    Bandai Namco says that it's made "positive" changes to the Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta, supposedly fixing the connection issues that many players have been encountering. However, because of its success, it seems as though the beta period won't be extended after all. Yesterday, the publisher stated that if it...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Dragon Ball
    • Betas
  • News Boss Heavy Platformer Iconoclasts Hits PS4, PS Vita 23rd January

    Cross-buy included

    In development by indie dev Joakim Sandberg for seven years, pixel art platformer Iconoclasts is due to launch on the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita – with cross-buy support – on 23rd January, according to a snazzy new trailer. In a PlayStation Blog post published today, Sandberg detailed the game's focus, keeping...

    • Joakim Sandberg
    • PS4
    • Vita
    • Trailers
    • Release Dates
  • News Former DriveClub, Motorstorm Devs Working on Sci-Fi Title as Wushu Studios

    New frontier

    Some potentially exciting news for you here: former DriveClub and Motorstorm leads are heading up a brand new Liverpool-based development team -- and they're working on an all-new sci-fi property. Named Wushu Studios, the outfit's still in the process of hiring talent and expanding, but it probably won't be too long until we hear...

    • Wushu Studios
    • Industry
  • News Fortnite Battle Royale Passes 40 Million Total Players

    All aboard the Battle Bus

    Epic's free-to-play shooter has just reached a new player count milestone, with the total now amassing to an impressive 40 million. The rampaging popularity of Fortnite Battle Royale has reached the same number as Rocket League, but in a fraction of the time. The developer has also said that it achieved a record number of...

    • Epic Games
    • PS4
    • Fortnite

Sunday14th Jan 2018

  • News PS4 Exclusive Days Gone to Have Huge Story Focus

    Hours of cinematics hinted

    Yet to be convinced by the biker gang storyline in oft-forgotten PlayStation 4 exclusive Days Gone? Looks like Sony Bend will be doubling down on narrative, as Chinese whispers suggest that it will have “hours” of cinematics. Of course, it’s an open world game so expect these to be interspersed between long stretches...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Days Gone
  • News Quantic Dream 'Surprised' by Allegations About Studio Culture

    Update: French developer releases official statement

    Quantic Dream once again finds itself in the centre of a whirlwind, as three separate French reports have called into question the culture of the studio and its management. Publications such as Le Monde, Canard PC, and

    • Quantic Dream
    • PS4
    • Industry

Saturday13th Jan 2018

  • Guide New PS4 Games Releasing in January 2018

    All upcoming PlayStation 4 release dates

    Ready to go again? We bet you're wondering what new PS4 games are scheduled to launch in January 2018, aren't you? We bring good news, because we've compiled all of the upcoming PlayStation 4 release dates for your perusal below. It's a huge start to the year to be honest, with the likes of Monster...

    • New PS4 Games
    • January 2018
    • PS4
    • Upcoming
    • Release Dates
  • News Half of BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle's Character Roster Is DLC, Fans Are Raging

    Oh, and it has a release date

    From the moment BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle was announced, we couldn't help but wonder if the crossover project was just a way for Arc System Works to reuse a whole bunch of different assets from a whole bunch of different games plucked from its back catalogue. As it turns out, rehashed assets isn't even the biggest...

    • Arc System Works
    • PS4
    • BlazBlue
  • News Resident Evil 2 Remake News May Be Close as Capcom Alters Social Media Accounts

    About time

    The Resident Evil 2 Remake is probably one of the most anticipated games around right now, and if the series' latest social media updates are anything to go by, we may be about to get our first glimpse at it. Capcom has updated both the Facebook and Twitter pages for the Resident Evil franchise with a new logo that hearkens back to...

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Resident Evil
  • Feature 2018 Is Another Insane Year for Japanese Games on PS4

    The beast from the East is back

    The last couple of years have been fantastic for Japanese games on PlayStation 4. The Land of the Rising Sun has knocked it out of the park in recent times, but from where we're sitting, 2018 could turn out to be the best period of all. The next 12 months are set to host a load of highly anticipated Japanese titles...

    • Upcoming PS4 Japanese Games
    • PS4
    • Japan
    • 2018
    • Guides
  • Rumour God of War Release Date Leak Points to 22nd March Again

    Norse to know

    God of War antihero Kratos must have put a gagging order on the latest game’s release date, because Sony is remaining tight-lipped about the title’s launch. However, hot on the heels of a PlayStation Store leak which pointed to a 22nd March release, a Portuguese retailer has plumped up for the exact same date. Suspicious. Now...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • God of War
    • Release Dates
  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Sweeps Nominations at DICE Awards 2018

    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy close behind

    With our very own Game of the Year list enshrined in history, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the jury's in on the best games of last year. However, apparently a panel of industry professionals called the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced their...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • DICE Awards
    • 2018
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 202

    Just Saiyan

    The weekend has arrived, which means a full slate of Premier League football and some pretty great NFL playoff games. Of course, it also means extra gaming time, and with a monstrous array of new releases around the corner, this may be the best opportunity for you to catch up on your backlog. Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m never going to...

    • Talking Point
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • Vita
    • What Are You Playing

Friday12th Jan 2018

  • News Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta Is Available to Download Now on PS4

    Ready for the weekend

    Boot up the PlayStation Store right now and you should be able to find the Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta, which you can download ahead of its start time this weekend. The beta boasts 11 playable characters -- you can find a full list through here -- and several different game modes, and weighs in at around a very...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Dragon Ball
    • Betas
  • News Dakar 18 Announced for PS4

    Will it be rally good?

    Dakar, the crazy, dangerous endurance rally, is getting an official PS4 game later this year. The announcement trailer popped up on PlayStation's YouTube channel today, featuring a variety of vehicles and environments, and it certainly looks interesting. The game is being developed by Bigmoon Entertainment and will be...

    • Deep Silver
    • PS4
    • Dakar 18
    • Announcements
  • News Sony Boss John Kodera's Twitter Account May Have Been Fake

    Update: Shuhei Yoshida confirms

    A new Twitter account for incoming PlayStation president John Kodera appeared this week, retweeting corporate intel like PlayStation 4 sales figures and such. It was promptly followed by various Sony employees, lending legitimacy to the handle. However, as of this morning it’s been suspended, suggesting it may have...

    • Sony
    • Industry
    • Corporate
    • John Kodera
  • News Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Open Beta Is Out Now on PS4

    Don't diss it

    If the Dragon Ball FighterZ beta isn't enough to keep you occupied this weekend, then you may want to check out the other test run that's happening. Also available to download now from the PlayStation Store, the Dissidia Final Fantasy NT open beta comes in at around a rather hefty 18GB, but the best part is that you don't have to...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Final Fantasy
    • Betas
  • News Fist of the North Star Looks Pretty Bloody Good in 1 Hour of New PS4 Gameplay

    Atatatatata

    Fist of the North Star, from the team behind the Yakuza series, is launching later this year in Japan, and this latest gameplay video has us wishing for a Western release more than ever. Lasting over an hour, the demo shows a lot of different elements, from combat to cutscenes. The gameplay starts around the 21:30 mark, but if you want...

    • SEGA
    • PS4
    • Fist of the North Star
    • Videos
  • Feature Our Most Anticipated PS4 Games of 2018

    So many games

    Last year’s PS4 software lineup was incredibly strong, but looking to the year ahead, we still have plenty of great-looking games on the way. The variety on the horizon is insane; Japanese games are back, Sony’s first party studios are cooking with gas, and there are titles of all forms coming from developers big and small. With so...

    • Most Anticipated
    • PS4
    • 2018
    • Features
  • Feature 4 Things We Want to See from PSVR in 2018

    Games! Non-Games! PSVR Aim Controller! More!

    PlayStation VR had a quietly successful 2017, evidenced by robust sales figures and an even stronger slate of software. In fact, given our concerns at the start of 2017, the past 12 months proved more positive for the peripheral than we could have possibly ever imagined – and on the evide

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
    • Features
  • Poll Do You Play Many Betas on PS4?

    Test drive

    With this weekend playing host to not one, but two betas in the form of the Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta and Dissidia Final Fantasy NT open beta, we thought that it's an appropriate time to ask: do you play many betas on PlayStation 4? It feels like betas have become more common as the system has aged, but are they always a good...

    • Betas
    • Polls
    • Features
  • News Bungie Plans on Making a Lot of Changes to Destiny 2, Details it All in New Blog Post

    Destined for greatness?

    And here it is, the highly anticipated developer blog post from Bungie, supposedly detailing the future of Destiny 2. The shooter's been under a lot of fire over the last few months, and as you'd expect, the developer is quite keen to win back some good will. The question is: will this single post be enough to kickstart some...

    • Bungie
    • PS4
    • Destiny
  • News Gravity Rush 2's Servers to Remain Online for a Further Six Months

    Purrfect

    When Sony announced its plan to shut down Gravity Rush 2's online services, fans weren't best pleased. In fact, they started the #DontForgetGravityRush campaign in protest. Fortunately, the publisher has pushed back the termination of the servers, giving players an extra six months to enjoy the game's social elements. The date has move

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Gravity Rush
  • News Crash Bandicoot Outsells Destiny 2 at UK Retail in 2017

    Woah!

    A brand new set of figures concerning last year's sales of physical games in the UK has emerged, courtesy of gamesindustry.biz. In a comprehensive breakdown of the UK games market for 2017, it's revealed that physical sales were down by 0.4%, but revenue increased by 2.1% to £792m. Perhaps most interestingly, however, is the list of the top...

    • PS4
    • Industry
    • Sales
  • News Persona 3, Persona 5 Characters Get Some Crazy Makeovers in Dancing Moon and Star Night

    Dressed to impress

    Atlus has released a bunch of Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night screenshots, mostly showing off the crazy disco-infused outfits of the main characters in each game. As was the case with Persona 4: Dancing All Night, party members have been given new looks so that they stand out on the dance...

    • Atlus
    • PS4
    • Persona
    • Screenshots
  • News Foul-Mouthed Platformer Rad Rodgers Heading to PS4

    Language!

    THQ Nordic isn't done announcing new projects just yet. The latest game the publisher has revealed is a console release of Rad Rodgers, a Kickstarted platformer featuring the titular young boy and his cursing robot companion. The game launches on PS4 21st February. The game is a 2D platformer with shooter elements set in what appears to...

    • THQ Nordic
    • PS4
    • Red Rodgers
    • Announcements
  • News PS4 Exclusive The Seven Deadly Sins Gets a New Gameplay Trailer

    Smashing down the house

    The Seven Deadly Sins is a fairly recent manga and anime property, and in case you didn't already know, its getting a video game adaptation next month. A brawler that jumps from group combat to one-on-one duels, The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia is smashing onto the PlayStation 4 exclusively from the 9th...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • The Seven Deadly Sins
  • News Fe May Ship with Some Form of In-Game Purchases

    Update: Developer Zoink denies

    Update: Zoink says there are no in-game purchases in Fe: And breathe! Original Article: Goddammit! Remember in yesterday's article where we hoped and prayed that Fe, next month's EA Originals title, wouldn't ship with lootboxes or any type of microtransactions? Well, it appears that was all in vain. The...

    • EA Games
    • PS4
    • Fe
  • News Street Fighter V's Sakura Will Be Free for a Week

    Try before you buy

    Street Fighter V will finally evolve into a finished product next week with the release of the anticipated Arcade Edition, and to celebrate the event Capcom’s making newcomer Sakura free for a few days. The Season 3 schoolgirl will be available for everyone to try starting 16th January through 23rd January; beyond that you’ll...

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Street Fighter
  • News Celeste Climbs to the Top of the PS4 on 25th January

    Ain't no mountain high enough

    Climbing mountains takes commitment and endurance, and with 700 levels it sounds like Celeste will demand similar dedication. The latest from acclaimed TowerFall developer Matt Makes Games, this hardcore platformer does away with the multiplayer focus of its predecessor, instead opting for a single player...

    • Matt Makes Games
    • PS4
    • Celeste
  • News Beerus Brings Destruction to Dragon Ball FighterZ in New Trailer

    Someone get him a snack

    Ah, the good old God of Destruction himself. Dragon Ball FighterZ has a new character trailer, and yep, it's that bloody Beerus. Utilising moves that help him control the stage and force his opponent to play by his rules, Beerus is looking like quite a technical addition to the roster. It's also worth mentioning that...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Dragon Ball
    • Trailers