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  • News Last Chance to Download April 2018's Free PS Plus Games

    Mad, Max

    There are just a few hours before Sony replaces April 2018’s roster of free PlayStation Plus games with May 2018’s roster. This means that you’ve got one last opportunity to download the likes of Mad Max and Trackmania Turbo on the PlayStation 4, as well as the various PlayStation 3 and PS Vita titles, too

  • Soapbox PS Plus Freebie Beyond: Two Souls Is One of Sony's Stranger Games

    Go Holmes

    I can’t stop thinking about Beyond: Two Souls. It’s just so weird. Ever since the title was announced as part of May 2018’s free PlayStation Plus lineup, I’ve been recalling my two playthroughs of Quantic Dream’s ghost-themed sci-fi story. I was originally rather enamoured with it on the PlayStation 3; I thought the handful of...

  • News Kratos Actor Christopher Judge Initially Thought God of War's Script 'Was for a Big A-List Film'

    Game changer

    Christopher Judge is the man who took over from Terrence C. Carson as Kratos for the latest God of War, but when he received the script for the first time, he thought it was for a blockbuster movie. Speaking with BBC Newsbeat, the actor, also famous for his role in Stargate SG-1, had "no clue" the script was for a game when it was first...

  • News Sony Data Shows Digital Sales Continue to Grow on PS4

    PlayStation Store taking over

    The transition to digital storefronts like the PlayStation Store on consoles is gradually growing every year, and it won’t be long now before its sales eclipse physical ones. New data from Sony’s latest financial report shows that in the quarter that ended 31st March, 2018, an impressive 43 per cent of the...

  • News Don't Try These Spider-Man PS4 Stunts at Home

    We're dizzy just watching

    Spider-Man is an extremely acrobatic character, and the new game from Insomniac shows the character in all of his athletic glory. But can the superhero's moves be recreated by a mere mortal? This YouTuber seems to have nailed several of the stunts – although you may want to exercise caution before recreating them at home...

  • News God of War Patch 1.17 Continues String of Daily Updates

    BOY!

    You know what they say, "A patch a day keeps the bugs away". Well, no one says that, but you've got to imagine the folks at Santa Monica Studio have been chanting this 24/7 since the release of God of War. Patch 1.17 updates the stellar PS4 exclusive yet again with the same vague note, "Various bug fixes and improvements". Apparently, version...

  • News Detroit: Become Human's Box Art Is Just As Bad in Japan

    Impossible

    Detroit: Become Human’s box art, a close-up of android rebellion leader Marcus’s right eye, is probably one of the worst covers of the PlayStation 4 era. But box art is always better in Japan, right? Right? Wrong. Look at this atrocity: It looks like a straight-to-VHS 90s sci-fi thriller shot entirely on a Sony Handycam in...

  • Soapbox Why God of War Needs an Expansion Pack

    Please sir, can I have some Norse?

    I’m rarely ready for a sequel immediately after finishing a game, but if Sony said God of War 2 was out next week I’d be right at the front of the queue. Without giving anything away, one of my favourite things about this game is how it feels complete and self-contained, while still very obviously being the...

  • Poll One Week Later, What Are Your Thoughts on God of War?

    GOTY?

    One week ago, God of War launched on PlayStation 4, and it was the best game ever. Or maybe it wasn't. That's for you to decide (kind of). Last Friday, we asked you lot for your first impressions, and the poll results were positive. Most of you said that you couldn't wait to play more, and now that you've had a full week to get stuck in, we...

  • News PlayStation Plus Subscribers Surpass 34 Million

    Plus one

    PlayStation Plus is one of Sony’s not-so secret success stories, with the company’s latest financial report revealing that there are 34.2 million members as per its latest financial report, recording data as of 31st March, 2018. That’s a dizzying number when you consider that each user is likely tied to an annual subscription; we’ll...

  • News PS4 Closes in on PS3 with 79 Million Units Shipped Worldwide

    Sony targets 95 million by this time next year

    The PlayStation 4 will soon surpass the PlayStation 3’s install base just over four years into its lifespan, as Sony’s latest financial report has revealed that it’s shipped 79 million units of its current console worldwide. The number is accurate as of 31st March, with the platform holder...

  • News God of War Patch 1.16 Is Here for Even More Bug Squashing

    "Various bug fixes and improvements"

    God of War has only been out for a week, but it's had numerous updates already. A patch that provides "various bug fixes and improvements" has arrived almost daily since the game's launch last Friday, and here we are with version 1.16 promising yet more polish. More polish is hardly a bad thing, of course, and...

  • News God of War Patch 1.15 Brings Yet More Bug Fixes and Improvements

    Another one

    Jeez, another God of War patch? You better believe it. This latest one comes in at around 64MB, and yet again, the patch notes are straight to the point: "various bug fixes and improvements". That's three in a row now. As always, we don't know what these bug fixes and improvements actually are, but we suppose we're grateful that...

  • News These God of War PS4 GIFs Are Dumb Fun

    You are not ready

    God of War is a pretty straight faced game, but it does have some brief moments of levity dotted through its lengthy story. What's clear is that the fine folks over at Santa Monica Studio aren't afraid to have a bit of fun with Kratos and other characters, as evidenced by the silly faces we'll be able to make them pull in the...

  • News The Iron Spider Suit from Avengers: Infinity War Confirmed for Spider-Man PS4

    Excelsior!

    A short while back, you may remember that the Iron Spider costume from the Marvel Cinematic Universe was leaked for Spider-Man on PS4 before the trailer was quickly pulled. Now, the video is back up again, right around Avengers: Infinity War's theatrical release. If you pre-order Insomniac's PS4 exclusive, you'll gain early access to the...

  • News God of War Patch 1.14 Promises Improvements, Squashes Even More Bugs

    That was fast

    Wow, Sony Santa Monica is really pumping out these God of War patches, isn't it? Update 1.14 is available to download now on PlayStation 4, but we're afraid it's not all that exciting. Much like patch 1.13, the notes simply read: "various bug fixes and improvements". Again, it's not clear what these fixes are for, but we'll...

  • News Big in Japan Sale Hits European PlayStation Store

    Tokyo look at these deals

    Over on the North American PS Store, the Golden Week sale has started, discounting a bunch of Japanese games by up to 60%. Now, the European Store has its own version, named Big in Japan. The titles on offer are much the same, though there are some additions; Shadow of the Colossus, Gravity Rush 2, and Tekken 7 all appear...

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    Review Beyond: Two Souls

    A girl and her ghost

    Republished on Wednesday 25th April 2018: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of May's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Time has been tough on Beyond: Two Souls, and we don't mean from a graphical perspective. Quantic Dream's divisive 2013 adventure game hasn't aged...

  • News PS4 Golden Week Sales Knock Up to 60 Per Cent Off Japanese Games

    Weeb dream

    Japan’s traditional Golden Week celebration gets underway this weekend, and Sony’s starting the celebrations early on the North American PlayStation Store with a slew of sales. As you’d expect, these mostly encompass Japanese titles, with PlayStation Plus subscribers netting up to 60 per cent off titles like Persona 5 ($26.99 with...

  • Talking Point What Free May 2018 PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    When will May 2018's PlayStation Plus lineup be revealed?

    What’s the May 2018 PlayStation Plus lineup? And when will the May 2018 PS Plus update be announced? Another month tiptoes towards a swift conclusion, and we’re here with all of the latest PS+ rumours and speculation. When will May 2018’s free PS Plus games be announced?: Assuming...

  • Talking Point What Do You Think of the Detroit: Become Human Demo?

    King Connor

    God of War is finally out, but Sony’s selection of PlayStation 4 exclusives just keeps on growing. Detroit: Become Human is the next adventure on the docket, and there’s a demo for the title on the PlayStation Store right now. This allows you to play one of the opening scenes from Quantic Dream’s latest, starring a detective...

  • Soapbox Why God of War Will Scratch Your Zelda Itch

    A link to the past

    Of all the games I expected God of War to remind me of, The Legend of Zelda was probably right at the very bottom of my list. I mean, how could the hallmarks of Nintendo’s flagship adventure franchise possibly be present in Kratos’ latest? This is a game about a paternal relationship, like The Last of Us. It has a cinematic...

  • News Spider-Man's Suit Has Both Form and Function in PS4 Exclusive

    Insomniac explains suit's design

    Not everyone is a fan of the white spider adorning the suit seen in Insomniac's Spider-Man, but the developer has promised there's a narrative reason behind it. In terms of the design of the suit, Game Informer's new video interview with Art Director Jacinda Chew goes into detail about why it looks the way it looks...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 5.53-01 Released

    Quick fix?

    A new system software update is now available for your PlayStation 4, and it's one with a bit of an odd name -- 5.53-01. The update is just under 70MB, so it's only a small download, and it "improves system performance", as you might expect. What's strange is that, normally, new updates simply increase the version number by .01. Also, we...

  • News Another God of War Patch Arrives to Squash Some Bugs

    Just a little one

    Santa Monica Studio is rattling out these patches for God of War, isn't it? A new patch is now available for Kratos' awesome Norse adventure, bringing the game up to version 1.13. The patch weighs in at a mere 36MB, so it shouldn't take you long at all to download. As for what it does? "Various bug fixes and improvements". We...

  • News God of War's Vinyl Soundtrack Is a Thing of Beauty

    Mad dog McCreary

    God of War’s drawing plaudits for practically every portion of its masterful presentation, and Bear McCreary’s dazzling soundtrack is part of that. The great thing about the music is that captures the power and angst of Kratos, but it also seamlessly segues into more emotional segments, too. It’s really quite exceptional...

  • News Detroit: Become Human PS4 Demo Available to All from Tomorrow as Game Goes Gold

    Androids are people too

    Earlier today a demo for Detroit: Become Human went live over in New Zealand. It turns out this wasn't out of the blue, as the demo will be available in all regions from tomorrow, according to a new PlayStation Blog post. The demo consists of the first scene in the game, Hostage, which you will have seen be

  • Report Quantic Dream Suing French Media Over Work Condition Reports

    Round two?

    Detroit: Become Human launches next month, but developer Quantic Dream is in the eye of a storm. Reports from French media earlier in the year documented the purported “toxic” culture at the company, which the studio has since denied. Bosses David Cage and Guillaume de Fondaumière had threatened to sue the likes of Le Monde

  • News Detroit: Become Human Demo Puts in Surprise Appearance

    But only in New Zealand

    Detroit: Become Human, the anticipated narrative adventure from Quantic Dream, has received a demo – but at the time of typing it’s only available in New Zealand. The free 3GB sampler allows you to play through the rooftop sequence which has appeared at various conventions and conferences over the past few years. Your...

  • News Here's Why Recalling Kratos' Leviathan Axe in God of War Feels Amazing

    Good catch

    Game development is still fairly secretive these days. Developers tend to shy away from revealing how games, or details within games, turn out the way they do, so it can be a real treat when we do get a peek behind the curtain. Vince Napoli, lead systems designer on the stellar God of War, posted on his blog yesterday, going into detail...

  • News God of War Gets Ace Reversible Cover Art in North America

    Europe left in the cold

    God of War's standard cover art is gorgeous. Front and centre, Kratos and Atreus stand aboard their boat, staring down who-knows-what, while the scene behind them provides a stunning backdrop. It's a surprisingly peaceful cover, but if you picked up an American copy of Santa Monica Studio's latest, you can swap it out for the...

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