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  • News Watch MLB The Show 18 Video, Score 20% PSN Discount

    Money off

    Sony wants to sell you on MLB The Show 18 and it’s willing to give out 20 per cent PlayStation Network discount vouchers to those who watch one of its promotional videos. If you’ve got a North American PSN account, then head on over to, where you’ll find a new quest involving a clip starring New York Yankees...

  • News Meet Detroit: Become Human's Three Protagonists in New Trailers

    Connor, Markus, and Kara

    David Cage's upcoming narrative thriller Detroit: Become Human follows a similar template to Heavy Rain, in that you'll be taking control of three main characters throughout the adventure. Posting on the PlayStation Blog yesterday, the writer and director introduces us to each android. First up is Connor, or RK800

  • News God of War PS4 Has Gone Gold

    Norse one

    About a month ahead of its 20th April release date, God of War has officially gone gold, meaning development of the game itself is now complete. The game's director, Cory Barlog, took to the PlayStation Blog to say a few words about his time working on this PS4 exclusive. "This was the scariest, most wonderful thing I have ever done and...

  • News Media Molecule Made This Cutesy Platformer in 52 Hours Using Dreams on PS4

    Comic Sands

    Train Jam, as you might suspect, is a game jam that takes place on a train. Developers are invited to board a train travelling from Chicago to San Francisco in order to attend GDC, but during the 52-hour trip, everyone works to build a game from scratch using whatever tools they like. A quartet of Media Molecule employees took part this...

  • News Sony Taken to Task for 'Misleading' Gran Turismo Sport Ad

    Platform holder failed to be clear about online requirement

    Sony’s been given a stern slap on the wrists by the Advertising Standards Authority for a “misleading” Gran Turismo Sport commercial which aired on UK television last year. The advert showed various tracks and vehicles that can’t be accessed without an Internet connection, which the...

  • News No Load Screens, No Camera Cuts in God of War Seemed 'Impossible' Says Dev

    But they pulled it off

    In case you didn't already know, God of War is delivered as one unbroken shot from start to finish on PlayStation 4. The camera never cuts away, and there are no load screens. When we first heard about this during E3 last year, we couldn't quite bring ourselves to believe it. A whole game playing out through a single shot? Is...

  • News The Gorgeous God of War May Receive a Photo Mode on PS4

    Developer would love to add one

    God of War looks absolutely incredible on PlayStation 4 -- that much we've known for some time. But what we didn't know is that the upcoming action title may well feature a photo mode, allowing you to pause the action and take some striking snaps of Kratos' latest adventure. We can't wait to zoom right in on that big...

  • News The European PS Store Easter Sale Has Some Eggsellent Bargains


    Hot on the heels of the Only on PlayStation sale comes the gigantic Easter sale on the European PlayStation Store. It starts today, and features hundreds of games and add-ons across PS4, PS3, and Vita.  Some big AAA titles are included, such as Assassin's Creed Origins, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and NieR: Automata, but there...

  • Talking Point Can Sony Actually Surprise at E3 2018?

    Shock and awe

    Somewhere buried in the depths of Sony HQ, behind armed body guards and elaborate lock panels, there’s a whiteboard with the agenda for PlayStation’s big E3 2018 showcase hastily plotted out on it. But some three months prior to the livestream getting underway, we’re curious whether those squiggles of red and black ink could...

  • News God of War Will Have Difficulty Settings for Casual and Hardcore Fans

    Pick your poison

    God of War will have a variety of difficulty settings designed to appeal to all different tastes. At the extreme ends of the spectrum, there’ll be a Story Mode for beginners who just want to experience the narrative, while character action veterans will be able to pick a hard option that has its own save file and can’t be...

  • News God of War's Crunchy New Combat Is Thrilling Critics

    Norse to know

    Sony’s finally put God of War in front of press, and to say the response has been positive would be an understatement. Twitter is currently abuzz with industry folk waxing lyrical about Kratos’ latest, and judging by this 15 minute gameplay video, it’s easy to see why – it looks extraordinary. Many of you will have seen this...

  • News God of War Is Shaping Up to Be PS4 Pro's Next Tour-de-Force

    By the Gods

    While the PlayStation 4 Pro may not be the most powerful console on the market anymore, Sony’s first-party teams have always done an outstanding job of blurring the lines between more powerful boxes. And judging by Digital Foundry’s early analysis of God of War, it sounds like Sony Santa Monica is poised to steal back the PlayStation...

  • News God of War PS4 Gets a Gorgeous TV Commercial

    Dad of war

    God of War is fast approaching. There are only a few weeks to go before we're slicing our way through Nordic nasties, and we're all very excited here at Push Square Towers. It seems that Sony is starting up the hype machine, too, as not only will we be seeing previews beginning to emerge this week, but the publisher has put out a cracking...

  • News God of War Sponsored Football Team FC Porto and It Was Weird

    God knows why

    To celebrate Father’s Day in Portugal next week, Sony partnered with football team FC Porto ahead of its game against Boavista. And the resulting collaboration is, frankly, pretty freakin’ weird. Below you’ll see the Primeira Liga team’s starting eleven, Photoshopped to look like Kratos. Yeah, these commercial deals are getting...

  • News God of War's First Unedited Gameplay Footage Dazzles on PS4

    God of phwoar

    We’ve had to wait a long time to see uninterrupted, unedited gameplay of Sony Santa Monica’s new God of War – but it looks like it’s been worth the wait. With a round of previews set to be posted imminently, b-roll footage of the forthcoming blockbuster has hit the web early, and while we’re not going to host it here for sake...

  • Soapbox Sony Has Become Far Too Quiet

    Enjoy the silence?

    Actions speak louder than words, but I still can’t help feeling that Sony’s become far too quiet over the past few years. At the start of the PlayStation 4 era, this was a company that was firing on all cylinders when it came to community outreach; Worldwide Studios executive Shuhei Yoshida was one of the biggest names on...

  • News Hellblade and Horizon Lead the Nominations at the BAFTA Games Awards

    You have earned a trophy!

    The nominees for the British Academy Games Awards 2018 have been announced, and it's Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice that receives the most nods with nine nominations. It's in the running for categories such as Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Game Beyond Entertainment, and even Best Game. Horizon: Zero Dawn is hot on...

  • News Spotify App Receives a Spring Clean on PS4

    Update for audio

    The PlayStation 4’s excellent Spotify app has received a bit of a spring clean today, upgrading its user interface ever so slightly. While the changes are admittedly minimal, we’ve just had a browse around and it’s a definite improvement over the previous build. Your app should update automatically if your PS4’s in Rest...

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    Review Bravo Team

    Squad goals

    The elite squad of United States hotshots Bravo Team think they’re home and hosed: they’ve successfully escorted the president of a fictional Eastern Europe country safely back to her destination, and all that’s left is a pat on the back and a rousing round of ‘Oorah’. But a sudden coup sees the dignitary snatched away, and...

  • News Classic FM and PlayStation Join Forces for Live Orchestral Concert

    Music to our ears

    Classic FM, the UK's specialist classical music radio station, is teaming up with PlayStation to bring to life an orchestral concert in celebration of video game music. According to, the event, known as PlayStation in Concert, will feature music from across PlayStation's history, including PSone, PS2, PS3, and...

  • News Shadow of the Colossus Remake Team Readying Another Revival

    What could it be?

    Shadow of the Colossus is in the running for the greatest remake ever created, and developer Bluepoint is already busy beavering away on another revival. Speaking with’s tech experts Digital Foundry, president and co-owner Marco Thrush admitted that its team is growing to accommodate the scope of its next project...

  • News The Order: 1886's Ready at Dawn Prepping New Third-Person Action Game

    But it's based on a new IP

    Prepare to twiddle your immaculately groomed moustache in anticipation, because The Order: 1886 developer Ready at Dawn is, er, readying a “new third-person action console title”. There’s bad news for fans of Galahad and crew, however, because the God of War: Ghost of Sparta creator explicitly states that the project...

  • News The Last of Us' Neil Druckmann Promoted to Vice President of Naughty Dog

    Game Directors and Lead Designers for The Last of Us 2 announced

    Naughty Dog veteran Neil Druckmann has been promoted to the position of Vice President at the Californian developer. According to President Evan Wells, this is in recognition of Neil’s “expanded role, contributing on critical, studio level decisions”. The former programmer will...

  • News PS Store Flash Sale Arrives in North America to Drain Your Wallet

    What are you buyin'?

    Here’s something for the weekend: a new PlayStation Store Flash Sale has arrived in North America. With discounts of up to 70 per cent, this is a relatively small but potentially wallet emptying promotion. Just some of the standouts jumping out at us include Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin for $9.99, Hidden Agenda for...

  • News PS4 Exclusive Days Gone Seemingly Delayed into 2019

    Update: Sony confirms

    Contrary to comments from Sony bigwig Shuhei Yoshida, Days Gone never really felt like a lock for 2018, did it? We ran a poll last week about the PlayStation 4’s upcoming first-party games, and a whopping 45 per cent of you said you expected Sony Bend’s survival horror to be delayed. Well, looks like you were right.

  • Feature 6 PS4 Firmware Update 5.50 Features You Need to Know About

    Quality of life

    After a pretty lengthy beta period, Sony slipped out PlayStation 4 firmware update 5.50 today like flatulence in a busy lift. The silent but deadly system software update is packing some pretty powerful features, including a whole host of parental control options that should come in handy as the console covets a more casual audience...

  • News MLB The Show 18's Road to the Show Bats Away Microtransactions

    Pitch perfect

    While other publishers are frothing over the prospect of adding microtransactions to their games, Sony is taking them out of MLB The Show 18’s flagship single player Road to the Show mode. The campaign – which sees you create a player and work your way through the Minor Leagues before hitting the big time – will no longer allow...

  • PlayStation Store Sales Charts Shadow of the Colossus Stands Up

    Monster Hunter: World still strong, though

    Monster Hunter: World enjoyed a second month at the top of the PlayStation Store sales charts in North America last month, but couldn’t oust FIFA 18 in Europe. Shadow of the Colossus – the big new exclusive for February – climbed into third position in North America, while it had to settle for...

  • Guide How to Enable System-Wide Supersampling for PS4 Pro

    Delicious downsampling

    The latest major PS4 firmware update is upon us, and as usual brings with it a host of brand new features to enhance your PlayStation experience. One of the main additions in PS4 firmware update 5.50 is system-wide supersampling for PS4 Pro. This feature allows your PS4 Pro-enchanced games to output to their fullest, even on...

  • Guide How to Create Custom PS4 Wallpapers from USB

    Make it your own

    While there are tons of themes available on the PlayStation Store, you might have something particular in mind that isn't available. You're able to create your own backgrounds by selecting a screenshot from your PS4's Capture Gallery, but the just released firmware update 5.50 allows you to go a step further. Using a USB storage...

  • News Celebrate International Women's Day with This Free PS4 Theme

    Leading ladies

    Sony has released a free theme for PlayStation 4 in a nod to International Women's Day. The static theme features the above image, which of course stars some of PS4's beloved female protagonists. From left to right, we have Chloe Fraser and Nadine Ross from Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Aloy from Horizon: Zero Dawn, Kara from...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 5.50 Available for Download Now

    Get it while it's hot

    After a fairly lengthy stint in a public beta test, the PlayStation 4's latest major firmware, 5.50, is now ready and available to all in a mandatory download. Weighing in at 459.9MB, the update introduces some nice new features. The headline addition is system wide supersampling, which basically means PS4 Pro-enhanced games...

  • Soapbox Don't Dismiss Bloodborne Because of Its Difficulty

    Just give it a try

    I used to be like you. I dallied with Demon’s Souls when it finally hit European shores, but life got in the way and I dropped it faster than a New Year’s resolution. I then spent several years shuddering at the ‘Prepare to Die’ slogan associated with Dark Souls and vowed never to touch a From Software title unless it...

  • News A Whole Host of New Sales Hit European PlayStation Store

    So many deals

    A new PlayStation Blog post details some new savings to be had on the European PS Store, and as always, it's a gigantic list. Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles Edition is the Deal of the Week, and sees a discount of 50%. The big one, however, is an Only on PlayStation sale, featuring a ridiculous number of offers on...

  • News No, God of War Won't Have Microtransactions, Despite Recent Rumours

    Director debunks

    Earlier today, rumours suggesting that God of War may have microtransactions started to spread. Said rumours were based on a very blurry, angled photograph of an in-game menu which supposedly showed two types of currency at the top right of the screen. Inconclusive to say the least. Naturally, this caused some knee-jerk reactions,...

  • News God of War PS4 Pro Bundle Announced

    Axe a lot

    Sony has just announced a limited edition God of War PlayStation 4 Pro console via the PlayStation Blog. Launching alongside the game on 20th April, the bundle includes the game itself and a custom 1TB PS4 Pro, as well as a rather familiar-looking DualShock 4. The console itself

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    Review Frantics

    Frantic Mr Fox

    Steve Harvey. Bradley Walsh. Phillip Schofield. Game show hosts are truly the most influential people of our time: they crack jokes met with a sensible chuckle, engage in light-hearted conversations with hopeful contestants that they probably hate, and console poor old Brenda from Swindon after she answers a question about Eastenders...

  • Interview Bloodborne Comic Writer Ales Kot Discusses The Death of Sleep

    Great one

    It’s no secret that for nearly three years fans have been clamoring for a sequel to one of the PlayStation 4’s best-reviewed games, Bloodborne. But sadly, we have no official word on whether that sequel is ever going to happen. Thanks to a vague – to say the least – teaser trailer that aired during last year’s The Game Awards, we...

  • News March's PlayStation Plus Games Are Available Now

    Bloody brilliant

    Yes, the time has arrived. Without question one of the PlayStation 4's strongest PS Plus lineups, March's freebie games are now available for download in Europe, with other regions following suit in due course. As if you need reminding, this month's roster of titles is headed by two excellent titles in Bloodborne and Ratchet &...

  • News Forced PlayStation Now Ad Causes a Stir on PS4

    Now, now

    It would appear that Sony's forced an ad for its streaming PlayStation Now service onto PlayStation 4 home menus. Upon booting up your console, you may find the advert just sitting there on your system's main hub, exclaiming that it's a free trial. Of course, this isn't the first time that ads have appeared in this way. Late last...

  • News Your Last Chance to Download February 2018's PS Plus Games

    Knack attack

    February 2018’s roster of free PlayStation Plus games will be rotated out tomorrow (6th March) to make way for Sony’s spectacular selection of new software. Of course, that means you have less than a day to add the likes of Knack and RiME to your library. PlayStation VR bonus StarBlood Arena will also be making a hasty exit, so be...

  • Poll How Strong Do You Think the PS4's Exclusive Lineup Is in 2018?

    2018's shaping up to be big

    Sony is on course to having a pretty great 2018. At least, that's what we think. The PlayStation 4 is now well into its prime, and the Japanese giant has a bunch of exclusive titles lined up over the next several months. From where we're sitting, it's a good time to be part of the PlayStation Nation . Before we get...

  • News Lance Henriksen, Clancy Brown Appear to Join Detroit: Become Human Cast

    New trailer on PlayStation Store

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  • Deals PS Plus Subscriptions Discounted Ahead of Killer Month

    UK pays less through March

    There’s probably never been a better time to subscribe to PlayStation Plus, with both Ratchet & Clank and Bloodborne available as part of March 2018’s update. Sony knows that, and so it’s knocking 25 per cent off the price of an annual subscription in the UK. This means that, if you order through the

  • News A Whole Bunch of Ubisoft Games Are Going Cheap In New European Weekend Sale

    Not so Steep

    Another Friday, another weekend sale on the EU PlayStation Store. This time, we have savings on a handful of Ubisoft titles, with some big price cuts that are worth a look. Assassin's Creed Origins is down to £32.99, Steep is half price at £11.99, and Watch Dogs 2 is reduced by 72% to just £14.99. Take a look at the Store page for...

  • News Pre-Order Detroit for Instant Access to Heavy Rain PS4

    Press X to pre-order

    If you’re in the mood for a little David Cage craziness and are looking forward to the forthcoming Detroit: Become Human, then it’s worth noting that the PlayStation 4 exclusive’s Digital Deluxe Edition is up for pre-order in Europe and North America. While a little pricier than the standard retail release, it comes...

  • News Sony Doubling Down on PlayStation Exclusives in Corporate Reshuffle

    First-party more important than ever

    Sony has reiterated its commitment to first-party franchises as part of an organisational reshuffle that will see some of its most forward-facing executives promoted up the corporate ladder. Shawn Layden, who will continue to front Sony Interactive Entertainment America and act as the Chairman of Worldwide...

  • News Detroit: Become Human Makes Difficult Decisions on 25th May

    PS4 exclusive coming soon

    Sony’s impressive 2018 lineup of exclusives is starting to take shape, with the anticipated Detroit: Become Human set to make difficult decisions from 25th May on the PlayStation 4. French developer Quantic Dream had reiterated multiple times that the title would be ready to release in Spring 2018, and it’s kept that...

  • News PS4 Quietly Enjoyed Its Best Year in Japan Since Launch

    Despite strong competition from Nintendo

    While media attention has been rightly focused on the Nintendo Switch in Japan since its release, the PlayStation 4 has been quietly trucking away in its home nation. DualShockers did some neat number crunching using the latest Media Create report, and has concluded that the system sold 2,083,974 units during...



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    Review Knack

    Old-school platformer, new-school technology

    Republished on Wednesday 31st January 2018: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of February's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Way back in February of this year, millions of viewers around the world witnessed the reveal of...

  • News Sony's Launching Two New PS4 Controller Colours in Europe Next Month

    Cool customers

    Sony has announced that it'll be launching two new DualShock 4 controller colours here in Europe next month. From the 7th March, you'll be able to get your hands on the Midnight Blue DualShock 4, and the Steel Black DualShock 4. The latter's actually been around for a while, but this will obviously be the updated version of the...

  • News Persona 5 is Less Than Half Price on EU PS Store This Week

    Call of Duty: WWII discounted too

    Atlus' universally acclaimed RPG, Persona 5, is the European PlayStation Store's latest Deal of the Week. If you've yet to play our 2017 Game of the Year, the standard version has been reduced to £24.99 - a saving of 54%. Additionally, Call of Duty: WWII is on offer to coincide with the release of its new DLC,...

  • News European PS Plus Deal Offers Far Cry 4 Free With 12 Month Subscription

    Free Kyrat

    We should have official word on February's PlayStation Plus games tomorrow, but as of right now, you can pick up Ubisoft's Far Cry 4 for free - that is, if you purchase a year's subscription to Sony's service. There are a couple of important things to note before you get too excited; this appears to only be available in Europe, and it...

  • News PSN Down Again as Sony Acknowledges Widespread Issues


    The PlayStation Network isn't having the best of weekends, is it? Connection errors began on Friday, but Sony sorted things out quite quickly. Unfortunately, the network is now struggling again -- and has been for most of the day. Users are reporting sign in issues and interrupted online functionality. Sony has acknowledged the problems via...

  • Talking Point What Free February 2018 PS Plus Games Do You Want?

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

    What’s the February 2018 PlayStation Plus lineup, then? It’s the question on everyone’s lips as we sprint towards the end of another month. And when will the latest PS Plus update even be announced? It’s a good question, as January happens to be one of those awkward months where it...

  • News Did Sony Just Patent a Next-Gen PSVR Controller?

    A sign of the future

    PlayStation VR is an amazing piece of technology, but as time goes on, the PlayStation Move is starting to reveal itself as something of a weak link. Sony was right to recycle the PlayStation 3 motion wand and it’s more than adequate for the job, but compared to the superior Oculus Touch controllers it’s not quite up to...

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