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February2019

  • Soapbox ANTHEM's Load Screens are Killing the Game for Me

    Time waster

    ANTHEM's load screens shouldn't be allowed. It's as simple as that. You get to a point where it starts to feel like you're spending more time look at load screens than you are actually playing the game, and it's beyond frustrating. I've had ANTHEM on PS4 for a couple of days, and it's been a bit of a middling experience so far. After a...

  • News ANTHEM's 1.03 Update Promises Fixes and Stability

    So they claim

    It's safe to say that ANTHEM is running much better than it did during its VIP demo and open beta phases, but the final product still isn't quite up to snuff. To combat that, update 1.03 has just been released on PlayStation 4 and it promises to provide general fixes and improve stability across the experience. Weighing in at just...

  • News ANTHEM Explains Ways It Will Attempt to Prevent Players from Absconding to The Division 2

    BioWare releases roadmap for release

    Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: ANTHEM isn’t great. It’s not horrendous or anything, it’s just a bitter disappointment when you consider that it’s been in development for eternity at top-tier studio, BioWare. Perhaps worryingly for publisher EA, this was billed as one of its big bets – it’s...

  • Poll Have You Bought ANTHEM? What Are Your First Impressions?

    Any good?

    Well this was an obvious Friday poll, wasn't it? Out today on PlayStation 4, ANTHEM has been met with middling reviews and countless YouTube videos claiming that it's a steaming pile of sh*t. According to some, it's quite possible the worst video game ever made, but hey, we're... Kind of enjoying it so far. It seems okay. But these polls...

  • Hands On How Well Does ANTHEM Run on PS4 and PS4 Pro?

    Better than the demos, at least

    After roughly one week of early access on other platforms, ANTHEM is finally out on PS4. We've already put a number of hours into the game, mostly so that we can determine how well it runs on Sony's system. You see, ANTHEM hasn't been doing too hot on PC and Xbox. Technical issues have been present since the demos...

  • Guide ANTHEM - All Vendor Locations & Roles

    The who's who of Fort Tarsis

    What does each vendor in ANTHEM have to offer? And where on the map are they? While the in-game map may offer some help when it comes to what's what, we've got some information that may help you in your travels. Here's the location of every vendor in Fort Tarsis and what their roles are. All Vendor Locations &...

  • Guide ANTHEM - How to Switch Weapons on PS4

    That square button

    How do you switch between your weapons on ANTHEM? You can hold two weapons at any one time, but the game doesn't make it incredibly obvious how to switch between them. Worry no longer, though, we have the answer. How to Switch Between Weapons on ANTHEM on PS4: Once you have unlocked the ability to carry a second weapon and have...

  • Guide ANTHEM Coin - How to Get Coin

    Which activities reward Coin?

    How do you get Coin in ANTHEM? Coin is the game's main currency, and you use it to buy cosmetic items like Javelin skins, paints, material textures, and emotes. Unlike Shards, the game's premium currency that can be bought with real money, Coin is earned in-game, and it's fairly easy to come across if you know how to...

  • Guide ANTHEM - How to Play On Your Own

    For the single players

    ANTHEM was always billed as an online multiplayer experience where teams of four can get together and take on the toughest PvE tests there is to offer. However, you can play every piece of content the game has to offer on your own. Here's how. How to Play ANTHEM on Your Own: Once you've headed to the expedition screen as...

  • Guide ANTHEM Combos - How Do Ability Combos Work?

    What are primers and detonators?

    ANTHEM's ability combo system is one of the best things about its combat. By hitting enemies with one ability after another, you can create elemental explosions that deal extra damage. Combos are essential on harder difficulties, especially if you want to take down tougher enemies that have a lot of health. But how...

  • Guide ANTHEM - What Can You Play Before Fully Downloading the Game?

    For the eager folk

    Thanks to the PS4's neat trick whereby you can start playing a game before it has fully finished downloading and installing, you can get a taste of what's to come in ANTHEM early. But what can you sample before you've got the entire game stored on your hard drive? We're on hand to tell you. What Can You Play Before Fully...

  • Guide How Long Does ANTHEM Take to Beat?

    How long is ANTHEM's story?

    How long is ANTHEM's campaign? How many hours does it take to beat the game? In this guide, we're going to quickly go over how big ANTHEM is, and roughly how many hours you'll have to spend with it if you want to see the story credits roll. How long does ANTHEM take to beat? ANTHEM's length is going to vary depending on...

  • Guide ANTHEM - When Do You Unlock the Other Javelins?

    Getting the team together

    You'll be able to play as every Javelin as you progress through the story in ANTHEM, but when do you unlock them? We're on hand to tell you when further Javelins can be unlocked. When Do You Unlock the Other Javelins in ANTHEM?: You'll automatically play as the Ranger during the prologue mission, but after that, you can...

  • Round Up ANTHEM PS4 Reviews Falter

    Middling reception to massive release

    ANTHEM’s not off to a particularly impressive start, we’re afraid. We wrote in our pre-release preview that BioWare’s big budget loot shooter needs to be much, much better at launch – and despite the pledge of patches, critics aren’t exactly enamoured with what the

  • News Massive ANTHEM Day One Patch Should Smooth Out the Game for Its PS4 Launch

    Hooray

    ANTHEM's in a bit of a rough state right now on PC and Xbox. Based on what we've heard and read, it's not outright broken or anything, but the early access build could certainly use some work in key areas. Fortunately, by the time it launches on PS4 later this week, things should be quite a bit smoother. The game's getting a rather huge day...

  • News ANTHEM Early Access Immediately Hit with Widespread Connection Issues

    Bodes well for PS4 release next week

    ANTHEM is available to play right now on PC and Xbox One, but only with EA's early access mumbo jumbo. Or at least, it would be, if it wasn't already plagued by connection issues. The web is currently rampant with complaints, forcing EA's official help accounts on social media to say that it's aware of the...

  • News Neill Blomkamp's ANTHEM Video Conviction Is More of a Trailer Than a Short Film

    But it's pretty good

    Earlier in the week, you may recall the announcement that EA partnered with sci-fi director Neill Blomkamp to produce what it called a short film based on the upcoming BioWare shooter, ANTHEM. Well, as promised, it premiered earlier today, but anyone expecting anything more than a trailer will probably be disappointed. However,...

  • News Conviction Is an ANTHEM Short Film from EA and Hollywood Director Neill Blomkamp

    Arrives on Valentine's Day

    Electronic Arts is going big with its ANTHEM promotions. The publisher has partnered with Hollywood director Neill Blomkamp to produce a short film set in the game's world. Called Conviction, the video will debut here on 14th February -- Valentine's Day. You can see a brief teaser above. Blomkamp is famed for his work on...

  • News ANTHEM Launch Trailer Tries Its Best to Get the Hype Going

    Sing it loud

    What do you make of ANTHEM's launch trailer, then? Clocking in at around one minute long, it's not the lengthiest trailer in the world but it is well made, and it did manage to spark just a little extra excitement in us. That said, it's not quite launch for PS4 players, is it? There's some early access nonsense happening on PC and to...

  • News ANTHEM's Trophy List Looks Like an Easy Platinum

    Challenge, story, and discovery

    ANTHEM's Trophy list has put in an appearance over on Exophase prior to its 22nd February launch, and on the surface at least, unlocking the Platinum Trophy doesn't look like too hard of a task. The content itself, such as the three Strongholds, may prove a tough task, but in terms of the Trophy list, it's really...

  • News EA Thinks ANTHEM Will Sell 6 Million Copies in Six Weeks

    Here we go

    Betting on ANTHEM's success is a tricky one, isn't it? On the one hand, you've got the broad appeal of a sci-fi looter shooter with a huge marketing budget. On the other, you've got continued scepticism over EA's business practices as well the quality of BioWare's output, and two playable demos that ended up being pretty divisive. We...

  • News New ANTHEM Trailer Goes In-Depth on Endgame Activities, Loot, and How It Hopes to Keep You Playing

    Beginning at the end

    ANTHEM's got its second in-depth pre-release trailer, this time highlighting the activities and rewards of the title's endgame content. It goes pretty much how you'd expect: you hit max level, finish the story, and you're free to put your skills to the test in a number of challenges, special missions, and co-op Strongholds. The...

  • Poll What Did You Think of the ANTHEM Public Demo?

    Will you be buying the game?

    The ANTHEM public demo is over, and we won't be seeing the game again until it launches later this month. The demo was available for three days or so over the past weekend, boasting a handful of missions, a co-op activity, and some free roam adventuring. What's more, players could try out all four of the different...

  • Soapbox The Problem with ANTHEM Is That the Storm Javelin Is Way, Way More Fun Than the Other Suits

    Balancing act

    There are four character classes in ANTHEM. You've got your rather standard Ranger, your tanky Colossus, your agile Interceptor, and your unmatched, Godlike Storm. There's a surprising amount of variety between them, but there's currently one glaring issue: every other class seems woefully boring when compared to the Storm. Everything...

  • News ANTHEM Public Demo Appears to Be Going Smoothly on PS4

    So far

    Just a quick update for those cautious of jumping into the ANTHEM public demo: it actually seems to be working quite well. There were reasonable fears that the demo would crumble as soon as it launched -- much like the VIP outing last weekend -- but it looks like connection errors are being kept to a minimum on PlayStation 4. That's the case...

  • Guide ANTHEM Public Demo - Dates, Times, Details, and How to Play

    All the info on the ANTHEM public demo

    The ANTHEM public demo is incoming on PlayStation 4, giving players the opportunity to test the game before its release in February. We've already had the VIP demo, which was gated off behind pre-orders on PS4 -- but now it's time for everyone to get in on the action. ANTHEM Demo - How to play the public demo:...

  • Poll Will You Be Playing the ANTHEM Public Demo This Weekend?

    Land of the freelancer

    The ANTHEM public demo is set to go live in just a couple of hours (at the time of writing). Available to everyone via the PlayStation Store, the demo could end up being a make-or-break scenario for many players, so here's hoping that EA and BioWare get it right this time. We say that because last weekend's VIP demo was a...

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  • News EA Didn't Force BioWare to Make ANTHEM, Says Former Dev

    BioWare wanted to do it

    It's no secret that EA isn't exactly held in high regard by gaming enthusiasts here on the internet. When BioWare announced that it was creating something completely new in the form of ANTHEM -- a game that appears to be a far cry from the developer's usual RPG-based output -- many onlookers suggested that EA had "forced" the...

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

    Music to our ears

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

  • News ANTHEM's Full E3 2018 Gameplay Demo Does Massive Damage

    Looks riveting, lads

    It won the E3 2018 Best Action Game award, so here’s 20 minutes of ANTHEM to feas—uh, sorry, just fighting to keep our eyes open. Yes, the big new game from BioWare in all of its flashy, multi-million dollar glory is here. Watch the video for classes, matchmaking, loot, and bosses with health bars bigger than foot-long...

June2018

  • Guide ANTHEM - Everything We Know So Far

    More than just Destiny 3

    EA finally revealed more about the enigma that is the upcoming shooter MMO ANTHEM during this year's press conference at E3 2018. We now know that it's a shared-world shooter like Destiny 2, that it features a single player story to follow, and that there's a bunch of usual BioWare trimmings like classes, statistics, and...

  • Talking Point Does Days Gone Need a New Release Date Already?

    ANTHEM invades the party

    You’ve got to feel for Sony Bend sometimes. The studio can’t ever seem to catch a break with Days Gone, but in the wake of a positive Game Informer cover story campaign and a decent release date reveal earlier this week, everything was looking good for the PlayStation 4 exclusive. And then ANTHEM just announced that...

  • E3 2018 ANTHEM Won't Have PvP, Can Be Played Single-Player, Is Always Online

    All the details

    So, ANTHEM is starting to look a lot like Destiny, but unlike Bungie's divisive sci-fi shooter, ANTHEM won't actually have any kind of competitive multiplayer component. Speaking to Game Informer, BioWare's Mark Darrah confirms that the game will only feature friendly co-op play when it comes to online shenanigans. You'll also be...

  • E3 2018 First Proper ANTHEM Gameplay Features Big Damage Numbers

    Rumble in the jungle

    Well, here's our first real look at ANTHEM in gameplay form. BioWare showcased around four minutes of the title during EA's EA Play press conference, and the footage gives us a decent enough idea of how the third-person shooter will function. It's got a bit of exploration, some action, and a brief look at the various...

  • E3 2018 ANTHEM Launches on PS4 in February 2019

    Suit up

    BioWare's co-op enabled third-person shooter ANTHEM got a confirmed release date at EA's EA Play press conference, and as promised earlier in the year, it'll be launching in the first quarter of 2019. We actually got a "deep dive" of ANTHEM during the rather dire presser, with members of the BioWare team going over some details about the...

  • News Brand New ANTHEM Assets Unearthed Ahead of E3 2018

    Throw all your hands up

    ANTHEM, the new Destiny-esque co-operative game from Mass Effect developer BioWare, is shaping up to be one of the biggest games of E3 2018 – even though there are question marks over its ability to deliver something new and original. And in less than a week’s time, you’ll be learning a lot more about the title at...

  • News EA Amps Up Anthem Ahead of E3 2018 With Short Teaser

    "Something is out there"

    As Push Square's very own Sammy Barker points out in his latest Talking Point, many publishers are making announcements and teasing games before E3 has even started, and EA has just joined the party. In a recent Tweet, the third party giant has announced that BioWare's new, mysterious sci-fi project Anthem will indeed be...

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  • News Of Course ANTHEM Will Have a Beta Before Launch

    Why wouldn't it?

    ANTHEM, BioWare's big budget third-person shooter role-playing thing, will be getting a beta at some point before launch. The game's still a while away yet -- it's currently got a vague Fall 2018 release window -- but with projects like this, the developer is always going to be looking to the future and planning things out well in...

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  • E3 2017 We Just Got a Little More Hyped for ANTHEM

    Mass Effect 1 and 2 lead writer is working on it

    We just got a bit more hyped for ANTHEM - the gritty sci-fi third person shooter that was revealed at EA's showcase. Why? Well, it turns out that Drew Karpyshyn's working on it. Karpyshyn was lead writer on both Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, and he also wrote the Mass Effect expanded universe novels...

  • E3 2017 ANTHEM Is Aiming for a Fall 2018 Release

    Nope, not spring

    Oh, so it turns out that ANTHEM is farther away than we initially thought. The sci-fi shooter from BioWare was shown off during Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference a few hours ago, and based on what we saw, the project looked reasonably far along. However, Business Wire has the game pegged for a fall 2018 release, so it's a...

  • E3 2017 Gritty Sci-Fi Open World Shooter ANTHEM Gets First Gameplay

    Mech it happen

    BioWare went ahead with a full gameplay demo of ANTHEM at Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference, and it looks pretty cool. There's a definite Destiny vibe here, with the science fiction and the shooting and the co-op and the loot, but again, it looks promising. You can check out the footage above. What do you make of ANTHEM? Suit up...

  • E3 2017 BioWare's ANTHEM Due Spring 2018, Not Exclusive to Xbox

    Important details

    BioWare's brand new intellectual property, ANTHEM, was revealed yesterday during EA's totally-not-E3 press conference. All we got was a very brief teaser trailer, so admittedly we don't have much to say about the project just yet, but what we do know is that it's going to be blown open at Microsoft's show tonight. The fact...

  • E3 2017 Gritty Sci-Fi Title ANTHEM Is BioWare's Next Game

    The makers of Mass Effect are back

    BioWare's new property was revealed earlier at EA's totally-not-E3 showcase via a brief teaser trailer. The game's called ANTHEM, and it appears to be some sort of gritty sci-fi title. It uses the Frostbite engine, and we'll be seeing more of it tomorrow at Microsoft's press conference. Got any first...

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