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July2017

  • Hands On Exploring Uncharted's Largest Ever Environment in The Lost Legacy

    Chloe trailblazer

    Naughty Dog never does things by half, does it? Uncharted: The Lost Legacy was originally intended to be downloadable content for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, but once it started plotting out stories the award-winning Californian company knew it needed to make a standalone game. But not just any game, of course: Chloe Frazer and...

  • News This WipEout Themed Pro Has to Be the Most Gorgeous PS4 to Date

    Need for speed

    Good God, what a stunner of a console this is. This uniquely designed PS4 Pro is up for grabs as part of a competition that Sony's holding in central Europe. As you can see, the system's WipEout-themed, and comes with a matching controller. The look is completed with a lovely gloss finish. Phwoar. We'd try to win it ourselves,...

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

    When will August's PS Plus games be announced?

    Time really does fly when you’re having fun. We’ve barely got done ensuring that the awful teenage cast of Until Dawn endure the worst deaths imaginable, and already it’s time to start thinking about August 2017’s big PlayStation Plus update. We’re anticipating an announcement for the full...

  • News Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Is Ready to Plunder Some Riches on PS4

    Naughty Dog's latest goes gold

    Sort-of-spin-off Uncharted: The Lost Legacy has gone gold, developer Naughty Dog has announced. For those who may not know, going "gold" means that development of the game has finished, and so it won't be long before it enters mass production. The standalone adventure was originally revealed back at the...

  • News PlayStation UK Loves a Good Comedy Commercial These Days

    This is a decent one

    One of Sony’s strengths (and arguably also one of its weaknesses) is that each global division of PlayStation acts somewhat autonomously, meaning that commercials and marketing strategies are formulated and tailored to the tastes of a particular region. And for whatever reason, the folks at PlayStation UK enjoy a good comedy...

  • Talking Point Has Sony Mastered the PlayStation Store Sale?

    Full Steam ahead

    Do you remember what PlayStation Store sales used to be like? They were embarrassing. Sony would trot out a procession of titles, and the PlayStation Blog comments would promptly point out that the same software could be had cheaper undiscounted from superior retailers. It was a joke – especially at a time when the vaunted "Steam...

  • News European Totally Digital Sale Expands with More Impulse Buys

    Your wallet's already dead

    Not content with one new European PlayStation Store sale, Sony’s complemented its scorching Summer Sale with some all-new Totally Digital deals – including favourite games like Stardew Valley, INSIDE, The Witness, and more. There are some ridiculous impulse bu

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 5.0 Beta Incoming, Here's How to Sign Up

    Beta believe it

    And just like that, Sony has announced that a beta for the next PlayStation 4 firmware update is happening here in the West. Earlier today, the company revealed that a Japanese beta would be taking place in the near future, so it was only a matter of time. If testing out the new firmware update sounds like something you'd be...

  • News Big PS4 Firmware Update Coming Soon, Sony Wants Beta Users in Japan

    It's probably the big 5.0

    And so it begins. Sony Japan has announced that it's looking for users to beta test the PlayStation 4's next firmware update. The official Japanese blog doesn't mention any version numbers, but this must be 5.0 since the company makes frequent mention of new software features. We assume Sony will soon come out and confirm...

  • News My God! There's a Sizzling Summer Sale on the EU PlayStation Store

    Hot in here

    Well this is just getting silly now. Sony has followed up that amazing Big in Japan sale on the European PlayStation Store with a slew of summer sizzlers that are going to leave you broke. This enormous sale sees prices slashed by up to 60 per cent, with an absolute wealth of PlayStation VR goods up for grabs. Don’t worry if you’re...

  • News Patapon Remastered Gets Songs Stuck in Your Head from 1st August

    You know the ones

    It’s the one you’ve been waiting for: Patapon Remastered will pata-pata-pata-pon a path to the PlayStation 4 on 1st August. Japan Studio’s rhythmic role-playing game was one of the standout exclusives on the PlayStation Portable, and will now find a new audience on Sony’s current console. For those of you who don’t know,...

  • News Digital Games Go Ruinously Cheap on the NA PlayStation Store

    Here we go again

    Another week, another wallet-busting North American PlayStation Store sale. This time it’s digital games that are discounted, with PlayStation Plus members scoring savings of up to 60 per cent on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita. Some standouts include INSIDE for $9.99, SOMA for $5.99, and the wonderful The Witness for...

  • News Housemarque Is Really Spoiling Us with Matterfall

    Watch a full eight minutes of gameplay

    Nex Machina only just released, but Housemarque is already set to return to the PlayStation 4 with Matterfall in August. And the side-scrolling twin-stick shooter is looking awesome. Embedded above is an eight minute playthrough which details how the game operates, and it’s incredible how faithful it appears...

  • News Spider-Man Goes Behind the Scenes in D23 Expo Showcase

    New footage

    The D23 Games Showcase is happening right now, and Insomniac Games has just debuted a new behind the scenes video that focuses on Spider-Man and everything that's going in to the game. The footage includes a couple of new clips, with a quick shot of Peter Parker's apartment and a glimpse of a fight with Iron Fist. What did you take...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport Actually Has a PS4 Release Date, and It's 2017

    Finally

    Well what do you know, Gran Turismo Sport finally has a release date on PlayStation 4. It's about time, isn't it? We're happy to report that the racing sim will indeed launch this year, taking a corner to Sony's console on the 18th October. The trailer that we've embedded above is a short one, but its stylish and it's got that all important...

  • News New Days Gone Gameplay Showcases a Dynamic PS4 World

    Dangerously different

    Days Gone had a big gameplay demo at Sony's E3 2017 press conference, but apparently, more of the zombie-ridden title was shown behind closed doors. Now, the publisher has saw fit to release footage from an alternate take of the mission that we saw on stage, complete with developer commentary. Basically, the point of this...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.72 Is Available to Download Now

    What kind of number is that

    It's only been a couple of weeks since the PlayStation 4's last firmware update dropped, but that hasn't stopped Sony from launching another one. Weighing in at just over 340MB, you can boot up your system and download firmware version 4.72 right now. So, what does it do? Well, given the update's unorthodox numbering,...

  • News Sony Is Finally Releasing a Special Edition PS4 Pro

    It's about time

    Well would you look at that - a PS4 Pro that isn't standard matte black. Sony has revealed that a special 'glacier white' system will be bundled with Destiny 2, which will launch on the 6th September in North America and Europe. The console will boast a 1TB hard drive and, of course, a matching DualShock 4 controller. The bundle...

  • News Sony Celebrates London Pride 2017 with Free PS4 Theme

    For all the players

    PlayStation UK is one of the primary sponsors of London Pride 2017, which gets underway today in the English capital. And to celebrate the event, the platform holder’s released a free PlayStation 4 theme which you can download in Britain right now. It’s a nice clean design, boasting the brand’s famous button symbols set to...

  • Talking Point PS5 Release Date - When Will Sony's Next-Gen Console Launch?

    Predicting when PlayStation's new platform will arrive

    PlayStation 5’s release date is a mystery at the time of typing, but we now at least know that a next-gen console is coming. Speaking as part of an interview in the aftermath of E3 2017, Sony bigwig Shawn Layden admitted that the platform holder has new hardware in the pipeline, but added that...

  • News PlayStation Experience 2017 Makes Tracks for Malaysia This August

    Sure, why not?

    There’ll be a PlayStation Experience in South East Asia in addition to the main event planned for Anaheim in December. Sony’s confirmed that a similar show will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 5th August, where fans will get hands-on time with a variety of upcoming games. Confirmed titles thus far include Detroit: Become...

  • News PS5 Is Likely Coming in 2019, Believes Analyst

    Pachter plumps up with PlayStation 5 prediction

    The PlayStation 5 will “probably” release in 2019, according to analyst Michael Pachter. Sony bigwig Shawn Layden recently confirmed that a new generation console is coming from the platform holder, but he warned fans not to expect it anytime soon. However, speaking with Gaming Bolt, the divisive...

  • News Killzone: Shadow Fall Director Exits Guerrilla After 12 Years

    Try not ter Heide away

    Killzone: Shadow Fall director and Guerrilla Games veteran Steven ter Heide has departed the Dutch developer after 12 years. In addition to leading production on the PlayStation 4 launch title, ter Heide also recently worked on both Horizon: Zero Dawn and RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, so he’s got quite the portfolio. It...

  • News PlayStation Plus Members Save on Select PS4 Pre-Orders

    Every little helps

    As part of the Totally Digital sale that’s running on the European PlayStation Store right now, PlayStation Plus members can get up to 20 per cent off select pre-orders. Eligible games include Last Day of June, PYRE, Super Cloudbuilt, the two versions of SUPERHOT, and PlayStation VR racer

  • News PS4 Games Can Now Be Played on PC with PlayStation Now

    Service surpasses 500 on-demand games

    PlayStation 4 games have been added to PlayStation Now’s library, meaning that for the first time you’ll be able to play exclusives like Killzone: Shadow Fall on a Windows PC. Sony announced that it would be adding new-gen titles to the subscription service earlier in the year, and a whopping 51 of them have...

  • News The Tomorrow Children's Servers to Shut Down After Just a Year

    Another one bites the dust

    This free-to-play thing just hasn’t worked out for Sony, has it? Q-Games’ gorgeous The Tomorrow Children will be following Kill Strain to the great server graveyard when the Void's shut down for good on 1st November. The game, which saw you recruited by the Ministry of Labour to work with other players establishing a...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Patch 1.30 Adds New Game Plus, Bonus Trophies

    Incorporates face paint options and Focus customisation

    Guerrilla Games’ post-release Horizon: Zero Dawn support has been nothing short of sensational, and despite first expansion Frozen Wilds being the focus of the Dutch developer’s attention right now, the studio’s still found time to patch some oft-requested features into the main game. If...

  • News Tons of Digital Deals on PS4, Vita Games Live in Europe

    Yes, there are more

    No, the Big in Japan sale isn’t the only promotion on the European PlayStation Store right now. FML. Sony’s also rolled out a bunch of new digital discounts, spanning must-owns like Rocket League and What Remains of Edith Finch. The highly acclaimed The Sexy Brutale is £8.39 with PlayStation Plus, while the likes of

  • News Your PS4 Trophies Will Now Sync Lightning Fast

    Sony speeds up feature

    Trophy syncing on the PlayStation 4 has always been pretty fast – especially compared to the PlayStation 3, where we’d honestly often go and make a cup of tea while it did its work – but Sony’s improved it overnight. We’ve just tested it out, and rather than the five to ten second delay that it used to take to sync,...

  • News Prices Plunge on Japanese Gems in Gigantic PS4, Vita Sale

    Don't look if you're trying to save

    Stop! Sony’s got this whole PlayStation Store sale thing down to an art now, and it’s extracting money from our wallets with reckless abandon. A new sale has gone live in Europe named Big in Japan, which focuses on all of the very best Eastern releases. And it’s just ridiculously large, spanning the...

  • News Everybody's Golf Plays a Nice Shot on Japanese Smartphones

    Tee total

    Sony’s first-party smartphone initiative is underway, with ForwardWorks’ adaptation of Everybody’s Golf out now in Japan on iOS and Android. The game’s free to download, but boasts in-app purchases. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to download it without a Japanese account – well, not on t

  • News The Last of Us: Part II Will Have a Motion Captured Pig

    Hogwash

    So, er… Naughty Dog is motion capturing a pig for The Last of Us: Part II. Like, a real pig. Both director Neil Druckmann and writer Halley Gross have been tweeting about the animal, who looks comfortable in his kit before you start calling PETA or something. He’s clearly being pampered while on set. Why mocap a pig, then? It’s...

  • News July's Free PlayStation Plus Games Are Available Now

    You know what to do

    July’s dizzying roster of free PlayStation Plus games are ready and waiting to eat up your bandwidth now. The titles are available as we type in Europe, though those of you across the pond may have to wait until the PlayStation Store updates a little later in the day to get the games in North America. It’s a fantastic lineup...

  • News Jak & Daxter Tetralogy Nearing PS4 Release

    Jak box party pack

    Jak & Daxter will make the leap of faith to the PlayStation 4 imminently it seems, as all four of Naughty Dog’s classic PlayStation 2 titles have been rated by American ratings board, the ESRB. The titles were confirmed for Sony’s new-gen console some time back – with the Precursor Legacy becoming a pre-order bonus for

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    Review That's You

    Oh you

    One of the more surprising parts of Sony’s E3 2017 pre-show this year was the unveiling of That’s You via a gameplay trailer featuring everybody’s favourite President of Sony Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida. It seemed like a fun game, albeit a niche, gimmicky party title that couldn’t contend with the likes of...

  • News Sony Foresees a Big Year for Its Japanese Studios

    Trio of titles on the way

    Sony is anticipating a big end to the year for its various Japanese developers. The release schedule for the second half of 2017 includes three titles from its Eastern first-parties: Knack 2 from Japan Studio, Gran Turismo Sport from Polyphony Digital, and Everybody’s Golf from Clap-Hanz in collaboration once again with...

June2017

  • News Fumito Ueda Has Proposed Changes for Shadow of the Colossus' Remake

    But he doesn't know if they'll be used

    Industry legend and Shadow of the Colossus creator Fumito Ueda has proposed improvements for the game’s PlayStation 4 remake. While the auteur wouldn’t reveal what those suggestions include – he doesn’t want to let people down if they don’t make it into the final product – he apparently does feel...

  • News Spider-Man: Homecoming Swings to PlayStation VR in Promotional Demo

    Our spider-sense is tingling

    Spider-Man: Homecoming is going to be big business for Sony this summer, so it’s no surprise to see it pouring company-wide energy into the upcoming cinematic release. In addition to a new scene from the movie being posted exclusively to the PlayStation Store, the company’s also added a free virtual reality...

  • News PayPal Chargeback PSN Account Bans Being Lifted

    Sony seeks swift resolution

    Good news: PlayStation Network accounts that were banned yesterday amid the PayPal chargeback cockup are gradually being resurrected as Sony seeks a swift resolution to the issue. We’ve heard from many members who were victims of the platform holder’s auto-ban trigger that now have full access to their accounts again...

  • News PSN Accounts Struck by Mass PayPal Chargeback

    Here's how you can find out if you're affected

    PayPal has launched a mass chargeback on what’s purported to be “thousands” of PlayStation Network transactions, putting many accounts in danger. The cause of the returned payments is unclear, but it means that many profiles are now technically in “debt”, which typically triggers Sony’s...

  • News How Can You Tell Sony's Making Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle?

    Not just because it looks crap

    There’s a new Jumanji movie coming out. Apparently. Like practically every film these days, it’s got The Rock in it. But it’s being produced by Sony Pictures, and we couldn’t help but notice a spot of product placement in the latest trailer. How many 20-somethings do you know with The Last Guardian posters on...

  • News Sony Seemingly Removes Easy Platinum Trophy Game

    You snooze, you lose

    In case you missed our article from earlier in the day, a new game launched on the North American PlayStation Store yesterday, proclaiming to offer the “world’s fastest Platinum Trophy”. But it’s since been removed. The circumstances of the game’s deletion are currently unclear, but critical videos from the likes of...

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    Review Until Dawn

    Mourning woods

    Republished on Wednesday, 28th June 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of July 2017's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Until Dawn is much better than you may be expecting. The teen horror title – which was originally intended as a PlayStation Move...

  • News July 2017 PlayStation Plus Games Announced

    And it's a phenomenal one

    The big PlayStation Plus update for July 2017 is in – and it’s an outstanding month. The headliner this time is Until Dawn, one of the best exclusives released on the PlayStation 4 to date, and a must-play if you haven’t tried it already. It’s joined by the full season of Telltale’s Game of Thrones as well as new...

  • News Sony's Improved the PS4's TV Section and Everyone Hates It

    TV, TV, TV

    The latest in a long line of PlayStation 4 usability “improvements”, Sony has controversially tweaked the TV & Video section of the system, which houses media apps like Netflix and BBC iPlayer. Where previously you could twirl down from a folder to access all of your apps, now you’ll be taken to a standalone page with a heavy...

  • News PlayStation Plus Members Save Big in Mid-Year NA PSN Sale

    Cut down to size

    At this point, there’s always some kind of promotion running on the PlayStation Store in one territory or another, and Sony has just launched a new mid-year sale in North America which is packing some pretty big savings – especially if you’re a PlayStation Plus member. There are genuinely some really good savings here: the...

  • News Documentary Details the Creation of Gran Turismo

    Sports car superstar

    True story: this author once sat opposite Kazunori Yamauchi (and Translator-san) eating a burger. A surreal moment, for sure. This documentary from IGN includes some nice anecdotes from the luminary, as he speaks of his passion for photography among other things, and sheds some light on what makes Gran Turismo such an enduring...

  • News PS5 Is Coming, Sony Confirms

    But don't expect it soon

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

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

    A question of optics

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

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

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

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

  • Feature The Five Best PS4 Games at E3 2017

    Pick of the bunch

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

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

    And when will the PS Plus update be announced?

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

  • News NA PlayStation Store Flash Sale Assaults Your Wallet Once More

    PS4, PS3, and Vita games all included

    Sony really gets this PlayStation Store sale thing these days – it feels like there’s never any end to the promotions and discounts. The platform holder’s just launched another Flash Sale in North America, which is scheduled to run until 8AM PT on Monday, 26th June. Some of the highlights on the...

  • News Bravo Team Is One Long, Seamless Journey Through a Single City

    Under siege

    Bravo Team, the new cover-based PlayStation VR shooter from Supermassive Games, has a really cool concept. Unlike other first-person games which whisk you away to a variety of locales, instead the co-op title is set within a single city. This means that throughout the campaign, you’ll work your way through different districts,...

  • News Oh Boy! Now Quantic Dream Said Something Silly

    It's time to stop

    Not going to lie, we’re getting tired of reporting on the silly things that people in the games industry have said of late. First it was PlayStation Europe boss Jim Ryan on backwards compatibility, then it was Xbox chief Phil Spencer on the PlayStation 4 Pro, then it was

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

    Fore the players

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

  • News Knack 2 Development Started Before Sony Had Approved It

    That's passion

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

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.71 Is Available to Download Now

    It's an optional one

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

  • Poll What Kind of PlayStation Press Conferences Do You Want?

    Plan your perfect presser

    After the response to its E3 press conference last year, Sony went super-minimal with its E3 2017 show, cutting out all of the dialogue and focusing on nothing but games in a swift 60 minute presentation. But it’s been criticised for failing to show indie games and for focusing on titles more than a year away. Many also...

  • News The Lost Legacy Isn't the End for Uncharted, Says Naughty Dog

    Obviously

    Over the years, Uncharted has blossomed into one of PlayStation's most recognisable, most successful modern properties. Building on the more specific success of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, developer Naughty Dog is currently putting the finishing touches on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy - a standalone PlayStation 4 story that spotlights fan...

  • News God of War Will Never Cut to a Different Camera on PS4

    Like one long take

    Here’s something that you may not know about the new God of War game for the PlayStation 4: it’s all shot from the perspective of a single camera, without any cuts or transitions. What does this mean? Well, it’s highly unusual for a third-person action game – it means that the release will never cut away from Kratos to...

  • News Huge Savings for PlayStation Plus Members on EU PS Store

    More double discounts

    Double Discounts are live not just in North America, but in Europe as well. PlayStation Plus members will secure the best bargains here, with deals like MLB The Show 17 for £19.99 and Batman: Return to Arkham for £10.49. Other highlights include Far Cry Primal for £13.79, Metro Redux for £7.49, and The Crew for £7.99. If...

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

    Cheap as chips

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

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

    Tusk trouble

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

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

    Indian summer

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

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

    Just a change in focus

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

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

    Stay frosty

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

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

    Our spider-sense is tingling

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

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

    Robot uprising

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

  • News This PS4 Theme Is a New Low

    It's time to stop

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

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

    Why so slow, bruh?

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

  • News PlayStation Plus' Free PlayLink Game in July 2017 Will Be a Bonus

    Joined by usual slate of software

    Quietly confirmed during E3 2017, Sony announced that That’s You – one of the flagship titles in its new line of social PlayLink experiences – will be given away with PlayStation Plus starting 4th July. What we didn’t know is whether it will take up a slot in the Instant Game Collection – or be a bonus on...

  • News Death Stranding Is Already Playable on PS4

    And is as revolutionary as promised

    Death Stranding, the next game from Metal Gear maker Hideo Kojima, is already playable on the PlayStation 4, according to PlayStation America boss Shawn Layden. Touching upon the title’s absence from E3 2017, the amiable executive admitted that he has played the game, and that it’s everything the auteur has...

  • News Spider-Man Seemingly Launching in First Half of 2018

    God of War and Shadow of the Colossus, too

    We’ve told you time and time again that Sony’s moving away from the holidays for tentpole exclusive releases, but even after the dizzying first-party PlayStation 4 lineup in the first half of this year, still people doubt the tactic. Well, it looks like it’s going to be repeating it in 2018, because...

  • E3 2017 See More Uncharted: The Lost Legacy on 20th June

    Indian adventure

    Naughty Dog will be debuting Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’s full-length E3 2017 demo on Twitch starting 10AM PT on 20th June. “Tune in to hear from creative director Shaun Escayg and game director Kurt Margenau as they share more details about the game and answer viewer questions,” the developer said. It added: “We’ll also...

  • News Industry Is Better When Nintendo Is Strong, Says Sony

    Platform holder doesn't think it'll be easy for Xbox One X

    Sony’s weighed in once again on the early success of the Nintendo Switch, stressing that it believes the increased presence in the space is a “good thing”. PlayStation Europe president Jim Ryan spoke earnestly about the positive reception the hybrid hardware has received, noting that...

  • E3 2017 Which Games Won the Battle for YouTube Views?

    A new metric enters the fray

    YouTube’s released some data regarding E3 2017, detailing which titles generated the most buzz on the website. This accounts for official uploads, gameplay, fan reactions, and more, so can be considered a reasonable gauge of which titles proved the most popular. However, it only tracks between 9th June and 14th June,...

  • News Days Gone's PS4 Release Date Hasn't Leaked At All

    Someone call the Freakers

    Games media, we understand it’s been a long week, but please engage your brains: the Days Gone release date hasn’t leaked, otherwise Sony would have said it on stage during its press conference this week. You know this, we know this, so quit trying to deceive your readers by capitalising on what’s clearly a mistake...

  • E3 2017 Dance to the Beat of Patapon PS4's Drum

    You know how it goes

    Pata-pata-pata-pon! Pata-pata-pata-pon! Pon-pon-pata-pon! Pata-pata-pata-pon! Awesome rhythm role-playing game Patapon is scheduled to make its comeback on the PlayStation 4 this summer, and Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida brought along the latest build to the PlayStation Live at E3 2017 stream to show it off. It’s...

  • News Sony: We Believe in Europe, And Won't Let Anyone Take PS4's Territory

    Jim Ryan on solidifying Sony's fortress

    It sometimes gets lost in the predominantly United States-based gaming media just how dominant Sony is in Europe. For example, when the Xbox 360 was at its peak, the Japanese giant was actually clipping at its heels with the PlayStation 3, and that was partly led by the performance of the platform across...

  • Feature E3 2017 Game of the Show - Spider-Man

    Our spider-sense is tingling

    He came, he saw, he conquered – and then swung through New York City clutching Push Square’s coveted E3 2017 Game of the Show award close to his chest. Spider-Man comfortably thwipped this year’s gong from the clutches of ex-Greek God Kratos, securing almost double the votes of its closest competitor in our poll...

  • E3 2017 Non-VR SUPERHOT Is Also Coming to PS4

    Double dose

    SUPERHOT VR was announced for PlayStation VR this week, which is all very exciting for owners of the virtual reality headset – but what of its television-based brethren? Well, the good news is that both versions of the title will arrive on Sony’s system in a “few short weeks”. The wording on the PlayStation B

  • E3 2017 LocoRoco 2 Remastered Rolls to PS4

    Tilt time

    This is one of those E3 2017 stories that slipped through the cracks. Sony’s announced that, following the successful launch of LocoRoco Remastered, its tilting the title’s sequel in the direction of the PlayStation 4. There’s no word on a release date at the time of writing. Nevertheless, we thought the platform holder did a...

  • News Sony's Ready to Sell You a PS4 Pro at Long Last

    Platform holder drops neat new ad

    Have you noticed how Sony’s actually started talking about the PlayStation 4 Pro like it’s not embarrassed about it anymore? Last year’s reveal event was weird, where the platform holder almost played down the very real advantages of the platform – and it hasn’t really said a whole lot about it in the...

  • Feature All the E3 2017 Press Conferences Rated and Reviewed

    Not exactly a bumper year

    E3 2017 has come to a conclusion, which means that it’s time for us to look back on all of the big media briefings and dish out our all-important report card. Which publisher passed its summer exam – and which will be sitting a re-test before term starts again? Here are our grades for the four big PlayStation press...

  • E3 2017 Sony Considering Gamescom 2017 Press Conference

    Platform holder pondering European show

    Sony’s always been a big presence on the Gamescom showfloor, but it opted not to hold a German press conference in 2015 due to scheduling issues and again in 2016 as it placed increased focus on E3 and PlayStation Experience. But now PlayStation Europe chief Jim Ryan has hinted that it may hold a European...

  • E3 2017 Spider-Man Will Have Alternate Outfits on PS4

    Thwip

    This is probably the most obvious announcement of E3 2017, but Spider-Man will be able to unlock different outfits in the new PlayStation 4 game. Insomniac Games hasn’t detailed exactly how you’ll get these – it’s probably safe to suggest that at least one will be available as a pre-order bonus – or what design they’ll adopt. We...

  • E3 2017 Sony's Listening to Your Requests for PS4 Remakes

    Build the list

    Sony may not be a huge fan of backwards compatibility – or is that just Jim Ryan, mayhaps? – but it seems to be going all in on PlayStation 4 remakes and remasters. The past few months alone have plotted the release of PaRappa the Rapper and LocoRoco, and both Patapon and Shadow of the Colossus are still to come. And speaking on

  • Reaction Curtain Closes on Ill-Tempered E3 2017

    Forgettable show has been feisty

    Well, this one won’t live long in the memory, will it? E3 2017 has been fine, but it’s been far from vintage, and we’re struggling to think of any one announcement or theme that we’ll remember in the days to come – yet alone years. In fact, if there’s any one defining feature that’s really stood out,...

  • Live Watch PlayStation Live from E3 2017 (Day Three)

    That's a wrap

    Sony’s broadcasting live from the E3 2017 show floor, where it’s showcasing tons of new gameplay demos and a hosting a bunch of interviews live. And you can watch everything right here on Push Square, complete with live chat. Highlights on Day Three include a Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds discussion...

  • E3 2017 We Have the Luxury of Polishing Our Games at PlayStation, Says Detroit Dev

    Positive comments from E3

    Don't you just love it when you're casually catching up on E3 videos and stumble across a gem of a quote from an industry figure? We sure do, and this one comes from Quantic Dream co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere. When asked by Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida when Detroit: Become Human is coming out, the smartly...

  • E3 2017 Days Gone Is a Deadly, Dynamic Open World Game

    Play your way

    One thing you may not know about Days Gone is that it’s massively dynamic. This week’s E3 2017 demo may have looked scripted, but the game actually alters and adapts depending on the conditions in the open world. Sony Bend is showing off an “alternate” playthrough behind closed doors to demonstrate this, but it popped up on the...

  • E3 2017 Spider-Man PS4's Open World Map Sounds Pretty Bloody Big

    Insomniac gives an estimate

    How big is Spider-Man PS4's map? Being an open world title, people are naturally interested in how large Spidey's playground will be, and developer Insomniac has provided a decent enough answer. gamesradar reports that community director James Stevenson reckons the map is "probably four to six times that of Sunset...

  • E3 2017 Spider-Man PS4 Is Not an Origin Story, Peter Parker Is 23 in the Game

    He's been Spidey for eight years

    There's been some speculation over Insomniac's Spider-Man regarding the age of Peter Parker. Does it take place when Peter is only just learning about his powers, or does it focus on a more experienced Spidey? According to PlayStation Access, the latter is correct. Peter's 23 years old in the game, and he's been...

  • E3 2017 What the Hell Is Going on with Sucker Punch?

    Yoshida updates us on inFAMOUS dev

    We would have bet our life savings on Sucker Punch announcing its new game at E3 2017 – and we would have lost the lot. Despite being out of action for almost three years, the Seattle-based studio still has nothing to say about its new game, widely believed to be a brand new intellectual property for the...

  • News Sony: We Didn't Date Our PS4 Games on Purpose

    Platform holder doesn't want to disappoint

    You can’t delay a game that’s never been dated, right? Many were disappointed by the lack of hard release dates at Sony’s E3 2017 press conference this week, but the platform holder’s admitted that it took this approach on purpose, in order to avoid the disappointment that follows when titles are...

  • News Dragon Quest XI PS4 Gets a Funny Japanese Ad, as You'd Expect

    What are we even watching

    Sony sure likes its dumb Japanese adverts doesn't it? We've seen some corkers over the years - the Destiny one is still our favourite - but this new addition for Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time is no slouch either. Featuring singer and actor Takayuki Yamada, he loads up the game only to be blown away...

  • E3 2017 Shuhei Yoshida's Probably Going to Be in Everybody's Golf

    Hole in one

    Did you notice Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida in the new Everybody’s Golf trailer that was released this week? The affable executive was created by Clap Hanz in order to demonstrate the power of the PlayStation 4 title’s character editor, but now he’s admitted that he “could” end up in the full game as well. C’mon...

  • Talking Point Is PSX Now More Important to Sony Than E3?

    Priorities may be shifting

    Here’s a question worth pondering: is Sony’s own PlayStation Experience now more important to the platform holder than E3? Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said yesterday that the company held back PlayStation 4 exclusive announcements during its press conference this week, and that we’d learn more about...

  • E3 2017 Sony Actually Went and Made Knack Good

    Pinch yourself

    Knack is the butt of all PlayStation jokes, but its sequel looks surprisingly excellent. The game’s director – and PlayStation 4 architect – Mark Cerny has talked at length about how his team at Japan Studio took feedback from the original on board, and while we don’t expect Knack 2 to be winning any awards, it looks like a...

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