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  • News FIFA 22 Refreshes Player Career, Adds Dressing Room Atmosphere

    Also, Create a Club returns

    With major sports games like NBA 2K22 and MLB The Show 21 all focusing heavily on Player Career modes, it’s no surprise to see EA Sports bolster that feature in FIFA 22. An extensive Pitch Notes blog post delves into the details of this year’s Career experience, with plenty of thoughtful additions to the flagship...

    • EA Sports
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • FIFA
  • News Rush Hour Begins in Train Sim World 2 on 19th August, Free PS5 Upgrade Departs

    Boston Sprinter is on time

    The big-budget, aeroplane simulator may exist on another system, but at least us PlayStation commuters have the PS5 version of Train Sim World 2 to look forward to. It’ll depart on 19th August alongside the new Rush Hour update, which will get underway with the gigantic 43-mile Boston Sprinter route. The press release...

    • Dovetail Games
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Train Sim World
    • Release Dates
  • Guide New PS5, PS4 Games This Week (2nd August to 8th August)

    Dodgeball Academia! Hunter's Arena: Legends! The Falconeer!

    What new PS5 and PS4 games are releasing in physical retailers and as part of the PlayStation Store update this week? It's a pretty slow week this time to be fair, but there'll be plenty of eyes on Hunter's Arena: Legends, which is free with PS Plus this month. Also, keep an eye out for...

    • PlayStation Store Update
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Release Dates
    • Guides
  • News Human-Munching Horror Game Carrion Squirms onto PS4 This Year

    About bloody time

    Carrion was announced for "consoles" all the way back at E3 2019, with an expected 2020 release date. Obviously that never happened, but the self-proclaimed "reverse-horror" game is finally scurrying onto PlayStation 4 later this year. Carrion sees you play as an amorphous, multi-tentacled monster with a hunger for human flesh...

    • Devolver Digital
    • PS4
    • Carrion
  • News Here's a New Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Cut-Scene, Ahead of October PS5, PS4 Launch

    Lady Hellbender makes her grand entrance

    It’s been quiet on the Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy front since the game’s announcement at E3 2021 earlier in the year, but the title’s 26th October release date is Rocketing [Sigh – Ed] ever closer, so here’s a new cut-scene from the game. It features Lady Hellbender, as “the Guardians try...

    • Square Enix
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • News Take A Short Hike on PS4 Later This Year

    These boots are made for walkin'

    Very highly regarded on other platforms, A Short Hike has now been confirmed for PlayStation 4. It will launch on Sony's last-gen console at some point later this year and can also be played on PS5 via backwards compatibility. Pitched as an exploration game about climbing up a mountain, you'll be able to tour the...

    • Whippoorwill
    • PS4
    • A Short Hike
    • Announcements
  • Guide GTA Online Weekly Update: 5th August, 2021

    All the latest offers and additions in Los Santos

    What are the GTA Online Weekly Bonuses? Every week, Rockstar Games rolls out an update for its online sandbox, adding new activities and content for Los Santos. These events typically include GTA$ and RP multipliers for select modes, as well as discounts on vehicles and clothes. There are also...

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    • Grand Theft Auto
    • GTA Online
    • PS5
    • PS4
  • News Deathloop Goes Gold, Firming Up PS5 Launch Next Month

    Begin the time loop on 14th September

    PlayStation 5 console exclusive Deathloop will most certainly hit its release date of 14th September 2021 because the game has now gone gold. Arkane Studios confirmed the welcome news on Twitter, meaning work on the 1.0 version of its latest new IP is now complete. Attention will now most likely turn to readying...

    • Bethesda
    • PS5
    • Deathloop
  • News Bewitching Fairytales Feature in Gothic PS5, PS4 Indie Wytchwood

    Grimm

    There aren’t many games based on famous fairytales really, which is a shame because there’s a treasure trove of awesome stories out there. Wytchwood, a kind of isometric adventure game, will at least dig into some of those tales, as it attempts to build a gothic campaign out of the work of the Brothers Grimm and various other pieces of...

    • Alien Trap
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Wytchwood
    • Announcements
  • News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Sales 'Well Above' Expectations, Says EA

    Massive effect

    EA has just enjoyed a very successful quarter according to the company's latest earnings report — and the release of Mass Effect Legendary Edition played a big part in that. The remastered collection launched back in May, and EA says that it's sold "well above" expectations up until this point. "The launch of Mass Effect Legendary...

    • EA
    • BioWare
    • PS4
    • Mass Effect
    • Sales
  • News Modern Metroid Axiom Verge 2 Shifts Dimensions in PS5, PS4 Trailer

    On the verge of something special

    When the original Axiom Verge released, it was sold on the premise that it was a Metroid game made by one man. It just so happened that it deployed right at the apex of the Metroidvania boom, and was one of the best around. The sequel, though, will expand massively on the sequel by introducing a dimension shifting...

    • Thomas Happ Games
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Axiom Verge
    • Trailers
  • Soapbox I Don't Understand Service Games That Don't Add Trophies

    Retention prevention

    I just can’t understand it, readers: if you’re designing a game that’s built around player retention, why wouldn’t you add new Trophies to it? I suppose the easy answer is thus: Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone are two of the biggest games in the world and don’t actually have any gongs to unlock, but it still blows...

    • Soapbox
    • Trophies
    • Culture
    • Features
  • News Oxenfree II: Lost Signals Tunes in a PS5, PS4 Release

    Meet new character Riley

    Previously announced during a Nintendo Nindies presentation, Oxenfree II: Lost Signals has been confirmed for release on PlayStation 5 and PS4. Launching next year, the sequel brings back the conversation system and radio tuning of the original title for a full-blown follow-up with a new character named Riley. She's...

    • MWM Interactive
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Oxenfree
    • Announcements
  • News Golf Club Wasteland Tees Off on PS4 from 3rd September

    Priced at $9.99

    Demagog Studio will launch its 2D golfing game for the elite on 3rd September 2021, it's been confirmed. A new trailer for Golf Club Wasteland accompanies the announcement alongside pricing details. Humorously, a press release states the game will be "priced just above any sort of livable minimum wage in most countries". It's $9.99,...

    • Untold Tales
    • PS4
    • Golf Club Wasteland
    • Release Dates
  • News Monster Crown Brings Retro-Looking Monster Taming to PS4 in October

    Game Boy nostalgia

    Monster Crown takes obvious inspiration from the old Pokémon games, but having been in early access on Steam for over a year and forming its own identity, we've got quite high hopes for this creature-taming RPG. Unlike other Pokémon "clones", such as Nexomon, Monster Crown adopts a retro graphical style — harkening back to...

    • Soedesco
    • PS4
    • Monster Crown
    • Release Dates
  • Random New Team ASOBI Recruits Get a Rad Custom PS5 Controller

    New hire 🔥

    Team ASOBI has transitioned from small Japan Studio division to fully-fledged first-party studio, and it’s marking the occasion with a new website and a recruitment drive. There’s a novelty for successful applicants, however: a lovely welcome pack for all new employees. The set includes a t-shirt, postcard, and steel water bottle.

    • Sony
    • Industry
    • Team ASOBI
    • Random
  • Rumour Sony Targeting AAA Titles for Stunning Next-Gen PS5 VR Headset

    Wants hybrid software playable both with and without headset

    Sony is eager to propel virtual reality into a new era, as it targets AAA content for its next-gen PSVR headset, which sounds both incredible and seriously expensive. As part of a developer presentation earlier in the week – which we can corroborate did take place – the Japanese giant...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PSVR
    • Rumours
  • News Fatal Frame Producer Wants to Make a New Game in the Series

    Hoping Maiden of Black Water does well

    Fatal Frame producer Keisuke Kikuchi is pinning his hopes of a new entry in the series being produced on the upcoming re-release of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water. Should this new version perform well saleswise, he "would love to do a new title". It releases for PlayStation 5 and PS4 digitally on 28th...

    • Koei Tecmo
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Fatal Frame

YesterdayWed, 4th Aug 2021

  • Guide Assassin's Creed Valhalla: All Armor Sets and Where to Find Them

    Viking plunder

    Where do you find different armor sets in Assassin's Creed Valhalla? In this Assassin's Creed Valhalla Guide, we're going to list all of the armor sets that we've found throughout the game, complete with screenshots of each complete set and location details. Assassin's Creed Valhalla Armor Sets: Armor plays a major role in...

    • Guides
    • Assassins Creed Valhalla
    • PS5
    • PS4
  • Guide Best PS5 SSD: Compatible M.2 SSD Storage Expansion for PS5

    All PS5 M.2 NVMe SSD requirements and best Solid State Drive to buy

    What's the best PS5 SSD? Sony has confirmed that it will allow you to expand your PlayStation 5's included 825GB storage (See Also: PS5 SSD: How Much Storage Space Does It Have?) by purchasing compatible internal PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD drives. However, due to the nature of PS5 you'll...

    • Guides
    • PS5
    • SSD
  • News Sony's PS Plus Subscriber Count Just Dropped for the First Time

    Loses 1.3 million subs

    Update: Speaking during a webcast, chief financial officer Hiroki Totoki blamed the quarter's decline in PS Plus subscribers and overall monthly active users on the previous year's coronavirus lockdowns and how they increased game time activity (thanks VGC). "Of course, 104m is not a strong number, but are we looking at it as...

    • Sony
    • PlayStation Plus
    • PS Plus
  • News PS Store Summer Sale Refresh Adds Another 250 PS5, PS4 Deals

    Final Fantasy! Assassin's Creed! Pyre!

    The PlayStation Store summer sale has been available for two weeks, so now seems like the right time to give it a bit of a refresh, doesn't it? Thankfully, Sony agrees and has spruced up its long list of PS5 and PS4 discounts with many new additions that are live right now on the UK, EU, and US storefronts...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PlayStation Store
    • Europe
  • News Ghost of Tsushima Legends Is Getting Standalone Version, Updates Add New Rivals Mode, Gear Mastery, More

    Ghost with the most

    Ghost of Tsushima's co-op multiplayer is being heavily updated alongside the release of Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut later this month. It sounds like Sucker Punch has been hard at work adding to and improving the experience. But before we get into the updates, the bigger news here is that Legends is being released as a...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Ghost of Tsushima
    • Updates
  • News PS5 Will Meet Shipment Target as Sony Secures Chips Amid Semiconductor Shortage

    Rapid growth

    Sony is confident it will meet its aggressive PlayStation 5 shipment target, as it’s managed to secure the necessary components to meet its lofty goals. Despite an ongoing semiconductor shortage, the company has been bullish about its next-gen consoles prospects, already surpassing 10 million units sold through to consumers. For the...

    • Sony
    • PS5
  • News Far Cry 5 Is Free This Weekend, Full Game Heavily Discounted

    From Thursday to Monday

    If you're looking forward to playing Far Cry 6 this October but you haven't gotten around to checking out its predecessor, Ubisoft is offering you the chance to play it completely free of charge. Far Cry 5 — that's the full game — will be hosting a free weekend of play over the next four days. It all kicks off tomorrow at...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • Far Cry
    • Free
  • News Sony Is Absolutely Flying Financially Right Now

    Bumps profit forecast

    Ex-PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai has long since retired from his role as Sony CEO, but every quarter his work comes into focus a little bit more. For a man who has been memed for the last decade or so, he completely transformed the Japanese firm’s fortunes, and has set it on the positive path it’s currently on. No, it can’t...

    • Sony
    • Industry
    • Business
  • News PS4 Console Sales Limp to Just Over 116 Million

    Pat on the back

    The PlayStation 4 has had its time in the sun now as Sony focuses its manufacturing efforts on the company's new bit of hardware, meaning the last-gen piece of tech is sort of limping towards sales milestones instead of pushing for a last-minute dash. The company today recorded its results for Q1 of the 2021 fiscal year, and the PS4...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Hardware
    • Sales
  • News Gamescom Opening Night Live Will Be a Two-Hour Event Featuring This Year's Biggest Games

    Geoff Keighley bringing the hype

    It still feels like we're getting over the E3 period, and now Gamescom is mere weeks away. This year's major gaming events have been a little more splintered than usual, with Sony doing its own thing, E3 and Summer Game Fest vying for your attention in June, and then straggling publishers like EA and Annapurna...

    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Gamescom
    • Geoff Keighley
  • News NBA 2K22 to Stay Fresh with Evolving PS5, PS4 Soundtrack

    New songs every season

    The worst thing about sports games are the repetitive soundtracks that really being to grate after a couple of months – or hours, in the case of Madden NFL 21. NBA 2K22 will seek to solve this problem by introducing a constantly evolving soundtrack, where new songs will be added on the first Friday of each season. “NBA 2K...

    • 2K Sports
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • NBA 2K
  • News Meet Luke, a New Challenger in Street Fighter 5 and a Glimpse into the Franchise's Future

    Kickbox off

    This is it, then: the final character in Street Fighter V’s fifth season. Due out in November, kickboxer Luke is being pitched as “a glimpse into the future” of the prestigious fighting game franchise. Maybe we’re reading too deeply into the comments, but it sounds to us like this appearance could merely be a warm-up for the...

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Street Fighter
    • DLC
  • News Street Fighter Icons Cammy and Guile Dab Their Way to Fortnite

    Packing bonus items

    The star-studded list of video game characters heading to Fortnite simply keeps on growing as Epic Games confirms Street Fighter stars Cammy and Guile will be available for purchase in the Item Shop starting this Saturday. Ryu and Chun-Li were already made part of the Battle Royale cast back in February, but now the roster of...

    • Epic Games
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Fortnite
    • Street Fighter
  • News Get Double Crowns, Exclusive Cosmetics as Fall Guys Celebrates First Anniversary

    Happy beanday

    Yep, Fall Guys has now been around for one whole year. Launching on 4th August 2020 on PlayStation 4 as a PS Plus game, the 60-player, game show-style platformer exploded in popularity immediately, quickly becoming the most downloaded Plus game ever. Today mark's the game's first anniversary, and it's come a long way since launch, with...

    • Devolver Digital
    • PS4
    • Fall Guys
  • News Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania Brings Jet Set Radio's Beat Back

    Jet set radiooo

    Here’s a cameo we didn’t expect to be writing about today: Beat of Jet Set Radio fame will be an unlockable character in remaster collection Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania. The goggled inline skater will be unlockable for free during normal gameplay according to SEGA, and will even convert the collectible bananas into paint...

    • SEGA
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Super Monkey Ball

Tuesday3rd Aug 2021

  • Guide All EA Play Games on PS5, PS4

    Every EA Play game in the PS5, PS4 Vault

    What games are included as part of EA Play's subscription – formerly known as EA Access – on the PS5 and PS4? And how much does it cost to subscribe to EA Play on the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4? The behemoth publisher’s subscription service has been rebranded on the PS5 and PS4, and in addition to...

    • Guides
    • EA Play
    • Features
  • Guide PS5 Game Boost: All Major PS4 Game Improvements

    All major enhancements to backwards compatible games

    PS5 Game Boost is a feature that improves the performance of backwards compatible PlayStation 4 games on Sony’s next-gen console. When enabled, you will see improved resolutions and framerates in select titles due to the increased horsepower of the PlayStation 5. As part of our PS5 guide,...

    • Guides
    • PS5
    • Game Boost
  • News PS Plus Games for August 2021 Available to Download on PS5, PS4 Now

    Hunter's Arena! Plants vs. Zombies! Tennis World Tour!

    Based on the results to our recent poll, there’ll be little interest in this news, but just as a heads up: August 2021’s free PS Plus games are available to download now. The selection has been largely panned by subscribers, despite Hunter’s Arena: Legends being a brand new title and both

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PS Plus
    • PlayStation Plus
  • Guide Best PS5 Single Player Story Games

    The best solo campaigns on PS5

    What are the Best PS5 Single Player Story Games? No matter whether they're exclusive or multi-platform titles, Sony is known for delivering fantastic single player experiences on its systems. The PS5 is shaping up no differently with a handful of great titles already on offer that you need to check out for yourself. As...

    • Guides
    • PS5
    • Features
  • Guide PS5 SSD: How to Install an Internal SSD and Expand Your Storage

    Add more space to your PS5

    How do you install an internal PS5 SSD and expand your storage? As any long-standing PlayStation 5 owner will tell you, the 825GB SSD that the console ships with doesn't go as far as you'd imagine (See Also: PS5 SSD: How Much Storage Space Does It Have?). With the OS swallowing up a bit of space, you're ultimately left...

    • Guides
    • PS5
    • SSD
  • News Konami Admits PES Successor eFootball Will Effectively Be a Demo at Launch

    Dropping the ball

    PES successor eFootball will be just about as bare bones as you can imagine when it kicks off later this year, featuring just nine licensed teams and basic exhibition matches. The free-to-play title will expand with paid modes like Master League at a later date, but there’s currently no date attached to them. Many fans have...

    • Konami
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • eFootball
  • News PS5 Still Dominant in UK, Almost Outsells Every Other Console Combined in July

    Despite stock shortages

    The PlayStation 5 is selling like mad in the UK — a region where Sony's console has been dominant since the start of the year. Last month, it was reported that the PS5 is "comfortably" the UK's best-selling console of 2021 so far — and July itself was another big win for the platform. Games Industry's Christopher Dring...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • Sales
    • UK
  • Review The Forgotten City (PS5) - Skyrim Mod Turned Full Game Tells a Good Story

    I used to be a time traveller like you

    Turning a Skyrim mod into a full game is an impressive feat on its own, but to then make it something worth playing is a whole different ball game. The Forgotten City, from developer Modern Storyteller, feels a lot like The Elder Scrolls titles of years past. However, contrasting the main quest of Tamriel's...

    • Reviews
    • Dear Villagers
    • PS5
    • The Forgotten City
  • News Tales of Arise Is About as Long as Tales of Berseria, Says Producer

    Pretty long, then

    With its September release date quickly closing in, there's been some speculation surrounding the actual length of Tales of Arise. Some fans have been wondering whether Bandai Namco's focus on developing a new graphics engine would mean that the game's overall size would suffer — but it sounds like we can still expect a typically...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Tales of Arise
  • News Dirt 5, F1 2020, and GRID All Heading to EA Play Subscription Service

    Plus in-game items for other titles

    EA really wants you to get your racing boots on in the near future because Dirt 5, F1 2020, and GRID are all heading to the publisher's subscription service. Simply stating the three racers will be added "soon", they will be accompanied by in-game items for other titles. Madden NFL 22 players can look forward to...

    • EA
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Dirt
    • F1
  • News Wreckfest Is Getting a (Censored) Carmageddon Crossover on PS5, PS4

    Oh my car

    Cult classic PS1 kill-‘em-up Carmageddon is coming to Wreckfest, and if you’ll excuse us for quoting directly from the marketing materials, it’s a “match made in hell”. The new Carmageddon Tournament event is rolling out today on PlayStation 5 and PS4, and it’ll see you “wrecking your opponents and wrecking zombies (and...

    • THQ Nordic
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Wreckfest
    • Carmageddon
  • News World War Z: Aftermath Rises on PS4 in September with PS5 Enhancements

    Dead good

    World War Z: Aftermath, the expanded re-release of Saber Interactive’s co-op tie-in, will chomp at PlayStation 4 from 21st September. As previously announced, the new version will include new maps, including the Vatican City and Russia’s snowbound Kamchatka peninsula. It’ll also run in 4K at 60 frames-per-second on PS5 through...

    • Saber Interactive
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • World War Z
    • Release Dates
  • News GTA 5 Has Now Sold an Eye Watering 150 Million Copies

    Red Dead Redemption 2 crosses 38 million units

    Grand Theft Auto V will span its third console generation when Rockstar re-releases the PlayStation 3 title on the PS5 later this year. It’s a game that’s achieved unrivalled success, with the open worlder surpassing 150 million units sold-in to date. This reflects both digital downloads and Blu-ray...

    • Rockstar
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • GTA
  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Reload with a Fifth Season

    More content heading to both games

    Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone are bolstering their gun magazines on 12th August 2021 as the launch of Season Five deploys new content to both of the online multiplayer behemoths. Activision stopped short of detailing what that actually looks like, but expect new maps for Black Ops Cold...

    • Activision
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Call of Duty
    • Updates
  • News Battlefield 2042 Doesn't Have a Campaign, But It Is Getting a Short Film

    Check out the teaser for Exodus

    In a similar move to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, EA and DICE's upcoming shooter Battlefield 2042 won't have a single player campaign. The anticipated FPS will have its usual suite of multiplayer modes, as well as Portal — a user generated content hub — and something called Hazard Zone, which we don't know much...

    • EA
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Battlefield

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