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  • News PS5 Has Been UK's Best-Selling Console Two Months in a Row

    But you still can't readily buy one

    You can’t readily buy a PlayStation 5 here in the UK, but it’s been the best-selling console in the country two months in a row now. As reported earlier in the week, the system has now outsold the lifetime totals of the Nintendo Wii U, PS Vita, and SEGA Dreamcast – a not all together extraordinary feat when...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • Hardware
    • Sales
    • UK
  • News Sony Wants to Bring PlayStation's Most Popular Franchises to Smartphones

    Adapting first-party hits for mobile

    Between its Japanese development arm ForwardWorks and failed initiatives like PlayStation Mobile, there’s no question Sony has been looking for ways to leverage its biggest brands on mobile for some time. Now it looks like it’s in the early stages of establishing a new department

    • Sony
    • Mobile
  • News You Should Probably Dig Out Your PS4 Copy of Homefront: The Revolution

    Full 4K port of TimeSplitters 2 unlocked

    There’s a TimeSplitters 2 Easter egg in PlayStation 4 first-person shooter Homefront: The Revolution that many of you will be familiar with: it allows you to play a couple of levels from the legendary PS2 game. But actually, there’s more: it was revealed on Twitter over the weekend that developers...

    • Deep Silver
    • PS4
    • Homefront
    • TimeSplitters
  • News Sony Planning PS Now in India as PS5 Software Struggles

    High prices and limited stock hurting new game sales

    Sony, seemingly, has plans to bring PlayStation Now to more countries soon – including India. The service is only available in a handful of territories right now, but IGN India reports that coronavirus scuppered its plans to expand the subscription to more countries last year. As the pandemic...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PlayStation Now
    • India
  • Talking Point Would You Buy a PS5 Remake of The Last of Us?

    You really gonna go through with this?

    A Bloomberg report which rocked the industry this week revealed that Naughty Dog is currently working on a PlayStation 5 remake of The Last of Us – despite the game first releasing on the PS3 in 2013 and then being remastered

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • The Last of Us
    • Talking Point
    • Features
  • News Sony's London Studio Hiring for Brand New, Next-Gen IP for PS5

    Working in uncharted design territory

    London Studio has, in recent years, been Sony’s premiere virtual reality team – but it looks like it’s temporarily stepping away from the technology, if job listings are to be believed. There’s no mention of PSVR at all in its open positions, but instead there are multiple references to a “brand new,...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • London Studio
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 371

    A wild adventure

    After the sunshine of the Easter weekend, it’s all feeling a touch gloomy, isn’t it? Fortunately, it’s the weekend, so there’s always room to cheer yourself up with some good old video games. Here’s what we’re playing. Sammy Barker, Editor: I never thought it would happen, but I’ve been playing No Man’s Sky all...

    • Talking Point
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Goes Gold Ahead of Release in May

    Lift off

    It seems crazy to think that an entire console generation almost went by without the announcement of a remastered Mass Effect trilogy, but at least it's finally happening. Mass Effect Legendary Edition is now ready for its 14th May release date on PlayStation 4, as BioWare confirms that the game has gone gold. For those totally out of...

    • EA
    • BioWare
    • PS4
    • Mass Effect

Friday9th Apr 2021

  • Poll Is PlayStation Losing Ground to Xbox?

    PlayedStation

    Ah, the Console Wars. Although they don't exist in the raw form that many would like to perceive, there's no getting away from that fact that companies like Sony and Microsoft are competing with one another. And right here in April 2021, five months removed from the PlayStation 5's launch, PlayStation and Xbox are going head-to-head...

    • Sony
    • Microsoft
    • PlayStation
    • Xbox
    • Polls
  • Rumour Sony Planning 'Counterpunch' to Xbox Game Pass

    "There will be a response"

    Microsoft has managed to transform Xbox Game Pass into the spearhead of its gaming operations over the past few years, and it's become a subscription service that Sony simply can't ignore. So what's the plan from a PlayStation perspective? Well, according to ex-PlayStation veteran and God of War creator David Jaffe — who...

    • Sony
    • Rumours
  • News Days Gone 2 Not Given the Greenlight, Sony Bend Working on Something New

    Developer was worried it would be absorbed by Naughty Dog

    Days Gone 2 was not given the greenlight when pitched to Sony, according to a Bloomberg report. Despite the original game being successful and ultimately profitable, the Japanese giant pointed to the lukewarm critical reception and lengthy development cycle as a reason to skip on the sequel...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • Days Gone
    • Reports
  • Feature 10 Digital-Only PSP, PS Vita Games to Buy Before the PS Store Closes

    Grab those handheld games before they disappear

    By now, you’ve likely seen Sony’s plan to close down the PlayStation 3 and Vita stores this Summer. We had our suspicions for some time — after last year’s redesigned PSN web store dropped both sets of games — and news officially came through earlier this month. You can still re-download...

    • Sony
    • PS Vita
    • PSP
    • Features
  • News The Last of Us Is Getting a PS5 Remake Eight Years After Release, Claims Report

    It can't be for nothing

    A remake of 2013’s PlayStation 3 mega-hit The Last of Us is apparently in development, according to an eye-opening Bloomberg report. According to respected journalist Jason Schreier, the project started life at Sony’s unannounced San Diego studio, which for the longest time was connected with the

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • The Last of Us
    • Reports
  • News PlayStation Fans Are Missing Shawn Layden, And He's Liking All the Tweets

    Feels good, man

    Shawn Layden was, for a little while, the public face of PlayStation – and fans grew to love him. The executive, who had a long history at Sony taking him from Europe to Japan, became a household name when he replaced Jack Tretton as the boss of Sony Computer Entertainment America. He’d later go on to become chairman of Worldwide...

    • Sony
    • Shawn Layden
  • News Ex-Sony Employee Sheds Light on Thinking Behind PS Vita's Proprietary Memory

    Platform holder was petrified of hacks

    The great PlayStation Network hack in 2011 had a huge cultural impact on Sony, and may have played a part in its decision to controversially utilise expensive proprietary memory in the PS Vita, according to a former employee. As part of an AMA on Reddit – moderators verified the ex-staffer, although their...

    • Sony
    • PS Vita
  • News Disco Elysium Dev Speaks Out on PS5, PS4 Version: 'We Know It's Rough', Another Patch Promised

    Idiot doom spiral

    Disco Elysium: The Final Cut isn't in great shape on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. The console version of the critically acclaimed title suffers from a number of frustrating issues, some of which can actively prevent players from progressing through certain story beats. A patch looking to correct these problems was deployed...

    • ZAUM
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Disco Elysium
    • Patches
  • News Sony Bend Was, At One Point, Working on a New Uncharted

    But the Days Gone developer asked to be taken off the project

    We’ve been anticipating the announcement of a new Uncharted for quite some time. Many had assumed that Sony’s secret San Diego studio – which was never officially announced – was working on a continuation of the buccaneering Naughty Dog series; according to a report on Bloombe

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • Uncharted
    • Reports
  • News NEO: The World Ends With You Revives the Beloved RPG on PS4 in July

    Shibuya scramble

    NEO: The World Ends With You was first announced at the end of last year, giving fans of the franchise something to look forward to after a very long wait. The original game, a Nintendo DS title released in 2008, became a beloved cult hit, and Square Enix is finally revisiting the series with this fresh take. The follow-up is coming...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • The World Ends With You
    • Trailers
    • Release Dates
  • News Astro Aqua Kitty Aims to Be One of the Last Great PS Vita Games

    RPG shoot-'em-up also available on PS4

    PS Vita’s storefront may be shutting in August, but the software support keeps on coming. Tikipod is aiming to release one of the last great games for the handheld in the form of Astro Aqua Kitty – an intergalactic shooter with RPG elements. “It’s [a bit] sad to see the store closing soon, but we hope...

    • Tikipod
    • PS4
    • Vita
    • Astro Aqua Kitty
    • Announcements
  • News Huge Monster Sanctuary Update Will Add New Game+ and Difficulty Options Later This Month

    Monster game, monster patch

    Monster Sanctuary is a fantastic monster-catching RPG that released on PlayStation 4 in December last year. We heaped praise on the pixelated adventure in our Monster Sanctuary PS4 review, giving it a 'great' 8/10. As such, we're excited to hear about a rather robust update that's coming to the game later this month, on...

    • Team 17
    • PS4
    • Monster Sanctuary
    • Patches

Thursday8th Apr 2021

  • Guide New PS5, PS4 Games This Week (5th April to 11th April)

    Oddworld! Poison Party! Star Wars!

    What new PS5 and PS4 games are releasing in physical retailers and as part of the PlayStation Store update this week? As the industry slows down a touch, the release schedule is certainly looking lighter this week. Don't let that get you down, though: there's still Oddworld: Soulstorm to look forward to, which will...

    • PlayStation Store Update
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Release Dates
    • Guides
  • News Kojima Reportedly in Talks with Xbox as PS5's Abandoned Prompts Conspiracy Theories

    That escalated quickly

    Update: Blue Box Game Studios has released a statement insisting its not Hideo Kojima in disguise, after conspiracy theories abounded following the announcement of the PS5 survival game. Original Story: We all felt, here at Push Square Towers, that something seemed fishy with the an

    • Blue Box Game Studios
    • PS5
    • Abandoned
    • Hideo Kojima
  • News Resident Evil Re:Verse Beta Pulled Offline Just Hours After Launch

    Open beta live through the weekend

    Update: Capcom has pulled the Resident Evil Re:Verse beta down just hours after its launch on PlayStation 5 and PS4. The developer cites ongoing technical issues with matchmaking as the cause. We've also seen reports of crashing doing the rounds online. Capcom hasn't given a timeframe for the beta's return, but...

    • Capcom
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Resident Evil
  • News Streets of Rage 4 DLC Confirmed, Adds Three New Playable Characters, Modes, Music, More

    Mr. X Nightmare

    Streets of Rage 4 arrived almost a year ago on PlayStation 4, and it's a reboot that really brought the series back with style for beat-'em-up fans. Slick gameplay and wonderful presentation makes it a fun time playing solo or in co-op, and it introduces some great new faces to the franchise. Estel, a boss character part way through...

    • DotEmu
    • PS4
    • Streets of Rage
    • DLC
    • Updates
  • News Uncharted, Ghost of Tsushima Movies Will Stream on Netflix After Theatrical Run

    Sony Pictures signs blockbuster deal

    Upcoming movies from Sony Pictures like Uncharted and Ghost of Tsushima will stream on Netflix once their theatrical releases have concluded, as the film distributor has inked a lucrative long-term deal with the juggernaut streaming service. It’s important to note that this contract will not entitle subscribers...

    • Sony Pictures
    • Netflix
    • Movies
  • News PS5 Has Already Outsold PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, and SEGA Dreamcast in the UK

    And you can't even easily buy one

    Just how well is PlayStation 5 doing in the UK? Well, it’s hard to get a read on the next-gen format’s fortunes due to it being perpetually sold out, but a Twitter post from GamesIndustry.biz’s Christopher Dring puts matters into perspective: in right around five months, the system has outsold cult consoles...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • UK
    • Hardware
    • Sales
  • News Promising PS5 FPS Deathloop Delayed Until 14th September

    Here we go again

    At this point, it’s beginning to feel like the release itself is stuck in the endless loop that its gameplay is built around: Deathloop has been delayed until 14th September. The title – originally due out at launch on PlayStation 5 and PC – was slated to release on 21st May, but has been pushed back once again due to ongoing...

    • Bethesda
    • PS5
    • Deathloop
    • Delays
  • News Rejoice! Hot Wheels Unleashed Looks Like a Ton of Fun

    Lead the way

    Many were sceptical when Hot Wheels Unleashed was announced by industrious Italian developer Milestone, but it looks like the veteran racing studio has come good. In this short gameplay trailer based on alpha footage, we get a good glimpse of what it’ll be like behind-the-wheel – and as the release’s slogan goes, it just looks...

    • Milestone
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Hot Wheels Unleashed
    • Trailers
  • News Resident Evil Village's Twitter Emoji Features a Familiar Face

    Bewitching

    When you create a great character that resonates with the gaming community, you may as well put them everywhere. Capcom knows a thing or two about this, of course, as it’s been designing iconic heroes and villains since what feels like the beginning of time. Lady Dimitrescu, the tall terror from the upcoming Resident Evil Village, is...

    • Capcom
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Resident Evil
  • News Developer of PS5's Abandoned Insists It's Not Hideo Kojima in Disguise

    It really is just a small group of Dutch developers

    Blue Box Game Studios, the developer of upcoming PlayStation 5 exclusive Abandoned, has released a statement insisting it’s not, in fact, Hideo Kojima in disguise. While much of the speculation was made in jest, fans had noticed something fishy about the survival game’s announcement on the...

    • Blue Box Game Studios
    • PS5
    • Abandoned
    • Hideo Kojima
  • News JRPG Inspired Edge of Eternity Adventures to PS5, PS4 Later This Year

    Embrace eternity

    Edge of Eternity is a role-playing title inspired by the Japanese classics. It's been in early access on Steam for roughly two years, but with the help of a huge update set to release this summer, the game's finally leaving its testing phase. And to celebrate, developer Midgar Studio has confirmed that Edge of Eternity will find...

    • Dear Villagers
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Edge of Eternity
    • Trailers
  • News Outriders' First Big Update Aims for Next Week, Fixes Crashes and Matchmaking

    Plus balance tweaks

    Outriders has enjoyed a largely positive launch on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, but the experience hasn't always been smooth for the new looter shooter. The game currently suffers from a number of issues on Sony's systems, ranging from minor bugs to full-on crashes. Fortunately, Outriders' first big update is set to launch...

    • Square Enix
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Outriders
    • Patches
  • News Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Reimagines a Classic on PS4 in 2021

    Check out the new trailer

    The arrival of LizardCube's gorgeous remake of Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap really did bring the franchise back from the dead. Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom put a more modern spin on things in 2018, and now, Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is on its way to PlayStation 4 later this year. This newest adventure is a

    • ININ Games
    • PS4
    • Wonder Boy
    • Trailers
  • News Resident Evil Village to Get a New Trailer and Gameplay Footage in Upcoming Showcase

    Village people

    It's kind of crept up on us, but Resident Evil Village is now only a month away. Releasing on 7th May for PlayStation 5 and PS4, the latest main entry in the survival horror series is very nearly here. Still, we've not seen all that much of it, save for a giant woman that has the gaming hivemind swooning. Let's not get sidetracked,...

    • Capcom
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Resident Evil
  • News SaGa Frontier Remastered Overview Trailer Covers Story, Characters, and More

    An 8 minute explanation

    Square Enix has dropped a lengthy eight-minute trailer for SaGa Frontier Remastered. It goes over the game's story, all of its playable characters, and various gameplay mechanics. Basically, if you're not sure what SaGa Frontier actually is, then this thing's well worth a watch. The original SaGa Frontier released for the...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • SaGa
    • Trailers
  • News The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark Brings Supernatural Thrills to PS5, PS4 Next Week

    Ghostcase

    A sequel to The Darkside Detective, which first released on Steam back in 2017, The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark is bringing its supernatural investigations to both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 next week, on the 15th April. The game's a combination of point-and-click adventuring, light puzzle solving, and dumb jokes. Here's...

    • Akupara Games
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • The Darkside Detective
    • Release Dates
  • News Layers of Fear Is Bringing Its Painterly Horrors to PSVR Later This Month

    Another layer of fear

    It's a pretty well established fact that horror games and virtual reality are a match made in spooky heaven. The extra dimension adds so much to the immersive experience, it's no surprise that PlayStation VR has lots of horror titles to, er, enjoy. Cult hit Layers of Fear was ported to PC VR systems a while back, but now it's...

    • Bloober Team
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
    • Layers of Fear
  • News Elusive Targets Return in Hitman 3 on PS5, PS4 This Month

    The Collector and the Politician need your attention

    Hitman 3’s season of greed is well underway, with the first arc of the 7 Deadly Sins expansion saga available right now. IO Interactive is following up the event with the first of the threequel’s Elusive Targets: the Collector is coming to Dartmoor on 9th April, and you’ll have until 19th...

    • IO Interactive
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Hitman

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