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  • News Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles Brings Light-Hearted JRPG Adventure to PS5 in 2023

    Fall in love with adventure

    Nippon Ichi Software is celebrating its 30th anniversary with updates on two upcoming games. we learned more about Disgaea 7, in addition to Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles, a long-running series in Japan that itself is celebrating its 25th anniversary. You can see a trailer for the latter above, which launches on PS5...

    • Nippon Ichi Software
    • PS5
    • Rhapsody
  • News Theatrythm: Final Bar Line Rocks Out Free Demo Launching 1st February

    Bop to the beat

    Theatrythm: Final Bar Line is shaping up to be the mother of all rhythm action games, boasting a record 385 bangers from across the Final Fantasy back catalogue in the standard edition alone. You can tap along to the beat with a playable demo, launching on 1st February on PS4, and progress will carry over to the full game, which...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Theatrythm
  • News Motive Studio Is Keen on 'Exploring Dead Space More'

    It looks like we may be made whole, after all

    The Dead Space remake on PS5 appears to be a slam dunk, earning high critical praise across the board, and we thought it was pretty great, too. Fans, at least according to our polling, are pretty keen on the whole Necromorph thing, it looks like. So it's awesome to hear that EA's Motive Studio is...

    • EA
    • PS5
    • Dead Space
  • News Third PS Plus Premium Title Updated with Trophy Support

    Jumping Flash! gets 15 gongs

    Sony has quietly updated another Classic game included in the PS Plus Premium lineup with Trophy support well after launch. Joining Super Stardust Portable and No Heroes Allowed is PS1 game Jumping Flash! with 15 gongs to unlock, which includes a Platinum Trophy. The Trophy list should be live now, so you can s

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PS1
    • PS Plus
  • News Xbox, Nintendo Reportedly Join Sony in Skipping E3

    No shows all-round

    Platform holders Microsoft and Nintendo will not bother with a presence on the E3 2023 show floor according to a new report from IGN. Joining Sony — who hasn't attended the convention since 2018 — it raises more questions about what the expo will look like as Reedpop takes over manag

    • Sony
    • Microsoft
    • Nintendo
    • E3 2023
    • Industry
  • News Question Your Senses in Bone Chilling PSVR2 Horror Afterlife VR

    We're all mad here

    We’ve already established that PSVR2 is the perfect venue for blood curdling horror experiences, so it’s perhaps no surprise the announcements are coming thick and fast. Afterlife VR – another game that’s already built up a strong reputation on PC – is the next to tiptoe to Sony’s new-gen headset, as confirmed during...

    • Perp Games
    • PS5
    • PSVR2
    • Afterlife VR
    • Announcements
  • News Sony's MLB The Show 23 Costs $70 on PS5, Nothing on Xbox Game Pass

    The third year in a row

    The shock and awe of this story has waned a lot over the past couple of releases, but for the third time in a row PS5 owners will be asked to pod out $69.99 for Sony’s very own MLB The Show 23, while Xbox Game Pass subscribers will be able to play at no extra cost. The PS4 version will retail for $59.99. There’s currently...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • MLB The Show
  • News Chaotic FPS Desperate: Vladivostok Will Rain Bullets on PSVR2

    Pull the trigger

    Stylised first-person shooter Desperate: Vladivostok will bring its chaotic brand of bullet hell to PSVR2 later this year. Announced during Perp Games’ surprisingly stacked virtual reality showcase, the game will release both physically and digitally on Sony’s next-gen device. Set in a vibrant, post-Soviet world, the release...

    • Perp Games
    • PS5
    • PSVR2
    • Desperate Vladivostok
    • Announcements

YesterdayMon, 30th Jan 2023

  • Guide New PS5, PS4 Games This Week (30th January to 5th February)

    SpongeBob! Football Manager! PowerWash Simulator!

    What new PS5 and PS4 games are releasing in physical retailers and as part of the PS Store update this week? There's no rest for the wicked, certainly not on PlayStation platforms. This week may lack true juggernauts, but there's a lot to tackle, including a new SpongeBob and the console debut of...

    • PS Store
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Release Dates
    • Guides
  • Guide The Last of Us 2 Guide: Tips, Tricks, and All Collectibles

    Your ultimate The Last of Us 2 resource

    The Last of Us 2, or The Last of Us: Part II as it’s officially named, is the sequel to Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed survival horror game, The Last of Us. We awarded the game a 10/10 in our The Last of Us 2 PS4 review, describing it as an "essential sequel". In this The Last of Us 2 guide, we’re...

    • Guides
    • The Last of Us 2
    • PS4
  • Guide All PSVR2 Launch Games

    Every game releasing the same day as PSVR2

    What are all PSVR2 launch games? With Sony's new headset to release on 22nd February 2023, you might want to start writing up a list of titles to buy alongside it. In this PSVR2 guide, we're going to reveal all PSVR2 launch games. You can find more information on all confirmed games

    • Guides
    • PSVR2
  • Guide The Last of Us 1 Guide: Walkthrough, All Collectibles, Tips, and Tricks

    A 100% completion guide to The Last of Us 1

    The Last of Us 1 is a survival horror game created by PlayStation Studios developer Naughty Dog which first released in 2013. This The Last of Us 1 walkthrough, which includes all collectibles, is based on

    • Guides
    • The Last of Us
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PS3
  • News The Last of Us' Sales Keep Increasing Following Hit HBO Show

    All according to keikaku

    Update #2: After the colossal jump last week, it was possible The Last of Us’ sales would slow down. But the hit HBO show – which has been renewed for a second season – is continuing to drive interest, pushing physical sales of The Last of Us: Part I and The Last of Us Remastered by a further 32 per cent and 27 per...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • The Last of Us
    • UK
  • News The Crew's Sequel Will Be Officially Announced for PS5 This Week

    Right around the hairpin bend

    Update: We told you an announcement was imminent, and it looks like it’s coming on 31st January, 2023. The official account for arcade racer The Crew has effectively confirmed that a sequel will be revealed at 9AM PST/5PM GMT, presumably for PS5 (and potentially even PS4 as well). We’ll of course bring you all the...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS5
    • The Crew
  • News Gigantic PS5 Marketing Campaign Brings Games into the Real World

    Axe nicely for a photo

    Sony is in the process of effectively relaunching the PS5, promising that the system will be much easier to find moving forwards. To mark the occasion, it’s dipping deep into its marketing budget – and bringing some of its biggest brands into the real world. In the case of the UK’s capital, that means it’s installed...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • God of War
    • Marketing
    • UK
  • News PS5 Fans Speculate Uncharted Tease in New Ad Campaign from Sony

    Maybe not A Thief's End

    Just when the Drake family thought it could take a well-earned rest, PlayStation fans spot what looks like a tease for a new Uncharted game. As part of the new Live from PS5 ad campaign from Sony, a number of PS5 exclusives (Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Horizon Forbidden West, and

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • Uncharted
  • Video Watching HBO's TV Show? Dig Deeper into The Last of Us' Lore

    Smashing through that mighty thin ice to delve deep

    The Last of Us is more popular than ever thanks to both the HBO TV series and The Last of Us: Part I remake. Regardless of whether you are watching the show or playing the game for the first time, there is a ridiculous amount of lore just waiting to be explored that neither medium fully uncover...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • The Last of Us
  • Poll Was The Last of Us - Episode 3 the Best One Yet?

    The big deviation

    We're well into the first season of HBO's The Last of Us TV adaptation now, but this third episode represents the first big deviation from how the story was told in the PS3, PS4, and PS5 game. Focusing on the relationship between Bill and Frank, Naughty Dog only hinted at what the two characters shared before the outbreak and how...

    • PlayStation Productions
    • HBO
    • TV
    • The Last of Us
    • Polls
  • TV Show Review The Last Of Us (HBO) Episode 3 - Television At Its Finest

    There isn't a dry eye in this apocalypse

    Episode three of HBO's The Last of Us aired last night, which saw Joel and Ellie finally leave the tight grip of the city as they head for Bill and Frank's. While fans of the game will know all about Bill and his trap-laden town, they haven't seen it quite like this. One of the first episodes to be made...

    • The Last Of Us
    • HBO
    • PlayStation Productions
    • TV
    • Features
  • Random Fallout 4's Flashing Lights and Mini-Nuke a Lost Reference, Not H.P. Lovecraft

    4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42

    Fallout 4 is an RPG so chock-full of content that even veterans of the Wasteland are likely to wander past some of its more esoteric cultural references, even all these years later. Case in point: developer Jonah Lobe just confirmed that a quarry containing flashing lights and a mini-nuke is a Lost reference, and definitely not...

    • Bethesda Softworks
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Fallout
  • News You'll Now Have a 'Much Easier Time' Finding PS5 Consoles, Says Sony

    New PS5 TV spot highlights games

    Since the PS5 launched in late 2020, it's been pretty difficult to actually get your hands on one. With various issues contributing to a PS5 stock shortage, fans eager to play Sony's newest console have been struggling to find the machine for the first couple of years. Demand has been much higher than supply all this...

    • Sony
    • PS5
  • News UK Sales Charts: Dead Space Remake Outpaces Forspoken in Debut Week

    Not so dead

    EA's remake of cult classic Dead Space has had a flying start in the UK's physical sales chart. The sci-fi horror game has rocketed up to number one for its debut, where it sold best on PS5. 80 per cent of the boxed copies sold last week were on Sony's console. Meanwhile, PS5 console exclusive Forspoken manages a number four debut. FIFA...

    • UK
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • PS5
    • PS4
  • News Capcom on Course to Break Game Sales Record This Fiscal Year

    Resident Evil 4 a predicted hit

    There ain't no stopping this Capcom train, it seems. In its latest financial report, the Japanese publisher reveals its ambitions to sell a record number of games this fiscal year (which lasts up until the end of March 2023). Indeed, the company's posted some serious numbers recently, with the likes of Monster Hunter...

    • Capcom
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Sales
  • News PS5's So-Called Scariest Game MADiSON Is Haunting PSVR2

    Paranoid Polaroid

    MADiSON, the Bloodious Games fright-fest already available on PS5, is getting ported to PSVR2. Announced during publisher Perp Games’ showcase earlier today, there’s no official release date attached to the virtual reality version, but the developer promises it will significantly up the ante compared to the original pancake...

    • Perp Games
    • PS5
    • PSVR2
    • MADiSON
    • Announcements
  • News XCOM Director Breaks Hearts, Confirms No New Titles Currently in Development

    Thats XCOM, baby!

    Jake Solomon, creative director of the rebooted XCOM franchise and the recently released Marvel's Midnight Suns, has admitted something that we all knew in our hearts but still stings regardless: the legendary strategy game developer is not currently working on a new XCOM game. Speaking to VGC, Solomon was asked if there were any...

    • 2K Games
    • XCOM
    • Industry
  • News Dead Island 2 Ditches That Tired Skill Tree for a Based Skill Deck

    Play your own way

    Dead Island 2 was delayed back in October, and the next entry in the over-the-top zombie co-op series is now slated to launch on 27th April. As we draw ever closer to that appointed date, we learn more about the long-in-the-grave title, like the fact that we will be able to utilise zombie powers, apparently. Another fun factoid...

    • Deep Silver
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Dead Island
  • News Horizon Call of the Mountain Offers a New Perspective on the Series' World

    Play as Shadow Carja member Ryas

    While main series protagonist Aloy will feature in some form, PSVR2 launch game Horizon Call of the Mountain places you in the shoes of a new character: Shadow Carja soldier Ryas. A new PlayStation Blog post has detailed more of his backstory ahead of the title's 22nd February 2023 launch, revealing how he has

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PSVR2
    • Horizon
  • News Blizzard Concedes Overwatch 2 Ranked Mode Suffers from 'Poor Comprehension'

    Cheers, love

    Overwatch 2 was released back in October of 2022, and ever since its launch, it seems like the sequel has stumbled from issue to issue. As its second season of content comes to a close, game director Aaron Keller has outlined plans to address commun

    • Blizzard
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Overwatch
  • News Life Is Strange Dev Will Take You on a Trip to the 90s in New Game

    First screenshot is pure vibes

    If you lived through the 90s like this particular author, you’ll be familiar with back ache and beer bellies. It turns out the 90s were actually an eternity ago – 30 years! – and certainly old enough to be nostalgic. They’ll also be the backdrop to the next game from the original Life Is Strange team, with...

    • Dont Nod
    • Industry
    • Screenshots
  • Live Watch Perp Games' PSVR2 Livestream Right Here

    New announcements and a few surprises

    PSVR2 fans have been itching for a showcase of some kind, and we don’t think this broadcast from Perp Games is quite what they had in mind. Nevertheless, it is a livestream that promises new announcements and a few surprises for Sony’s new-gen headset, so may very well be worth the watch. The event will get...

    • Live
    • Perp Games
    • PS5
    • PSVR2
    • Live Chat
  • News Thea Trinidad Comes Off the Top Rope for Real-Time Commentary in Street Fighter 6

    Someone just got turned into a hashtag

    The release of Street Fighter 6 is arguably the highlight of the fighting game calendar in 2023, with the latest iteration of the venerable franchise launching on 2nd June. We got a new clip showing off pro wrestler Thea Trinidad and the awesome new Real-Time Commentary feature in action. Trinidad's voice is...

    • Capcom
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Street Fighter
    • Betas
  • News Turn into Tony Hawk with Your Hands in VR Skater on PSVR2

    Shove it

    Skateboarding, much like soccer, doesn’t feel like an immediately immaculate fit for PSVR2. That’s because so much of Sony’s new-gen headset revolves around what you do with your hands, rather than your feet. The developers of VR Skater have embraced that, meaning you’ll move your hands in exactly the same way a real skater would...

    • Deficit Games
    • PS5
    • PSVR2
    • Announcements
  • News Rhythm Game Drums Rock Crashes PSVR2 Launch Lineup

    Filling up

    The PSVR2 launch games just keep on coming! Quietly confirmed on the PS Store itself, rhythm game Drums Rock looks locked to release alongside Sony’s new-gen headset on 22nd February. The title, already available on Meta Quest 2, takes inspiration from old-school Guitar Hero games, and sits you in front of a virtual drum kit, where...

    • Garage51
    • PS5
    • PSVR2
    • Drums Rock
    • Announcements
  • News Tarkov-Like Multiplayer FPS Ghosts of Tabor Targets PSVR2

    DMZ what you think

    Tarkov-inspired survival shooter Ghosts of Tabor will take aim at PSVR2 later this year. The game – which expands upon the bog-standard military multiplayer shooter concept by implementing survival elements – is set in the near-future, and will see you squadding up with pals in intense PvPvE scenarios. You’ll need to satiate...

    • Perp Games
    • PS5
    • PSVR2
    • Ghosts of Tabor
  • News Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless Announced for PS5, PS4 Fall Release

    To Hell with honour

    Released in Japan just a few days ago, NIS America has confirmed that Disgaea 7 will be localised in the West later this year. The game's full title is Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless, and it's targeting an Autumn / Fall release window on both PS5 and PS4. "The demonic realm of Hinomoto has fallen under a tyrannical regime,...

    • NIS America
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Disgaea
    • Trailers
  • News Miami Marlins' Jazz Chisholm Lights Up MLB The Show 23 on PS5, PS4

    Hits a line drive on 28th March

    Miami Marlins centre fielder Jazz Chisholm will bring some flare to MLB The Show 23’s cover. This year’s star – born in the Bahamas – is part of a completely revamped visual theme for the release, which is seeing developer San Diego Studio promoting the title with bright colours and jubilant music. We’re...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • MLB The Show 23
    • Announcements
  • News Like a Dragon: Ishin Trailer Teases Yet Another Top Tier Tale from RGG Studio

    One of the series' best?

    It's fairly short, but the new story trailer for Like a Dragon: Ishin! sets the stage for yet another engrossing tale in RGG Studio's beloved franchise. Yakuza fans will already be well aware of the developer's knack for telling gripping narratives, and to be frank, we wouldn't expect anything less from this upcoming remake...

    • SEGA
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Like a Dragon
    • Trailers
  • News Romance Your Weapons in Roguelike Boyfriend Dungeon, Seemingly Coming to PS5

    A dagger to the heart

    Ever wanted to quite literally level up your love? Probably not, but the games industry is so vast and eclectic these days, you’ll have the opportunity to do so in Boyfriend Dungeon. Already available on various other platforms – including PC, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch – it looks like the oddball romance/roguelike is...

    • Kitfox Games
    • PS5
    • Boyfriend Dungeon

Sunday29th Jan 2023

  • Rumour PS Plus Essential PS5, PS4 Games for February 2023 Leaked Early

    Another big month

    The monthly PS Plus Essential games for February 2023 have leaked ahead of next week's official reveal. As per usual, the information comes from the ever-reliable @billbil_kun, who has been posting early PS Plus lineups for years now. These are the PS5 and PS4 titles that subscribers can apparently look forward to: OlliOlli...

    • PS Plus
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Rumours
  • News Actress Annie Wersching, Who Played Tess in The Last of Us, Has Passed Away

    Aged just 45

    Actress Annie Wersching, who played Tess in the original The Last of Us game, has passed away at the age of 45. The star – known for a variety of television roles, including most famously 24 – had been battling cancer since 2020, but continued to work, and featured most recently as the Borg Queen in Star Trek: Picard. Wershing’s...

    • The Last of Us
    • Industry
  • News EA Plotting Patch for Dead Space PS5 Remake's Bugged Graphics

    The horror

    EA is plotting a patch for Dead Space’s otherwise acclaimed PS5 remake which will fix a resolution scaling issue. Fans on Reddit spotted the title’s image quality would take an unprecedented dip in select situations, ruining the visuals. Many believe this bug is a fault of Virtual Super Resolution – a technology which enables a...

    • EA
    • PS5
    • Dead Space
  • News New Marvel's Spider-Man 2 PS5 Ad Spotted on TV

    Live from PS5

    Footage of a new, live-action advert for Marvel's Spider-Man 2 has been captured from an Australian TV channel. It was spotted on the ESPN network during an ad break for an A-League football game and shows Spider-Man capturing some criminals through the reports of a news network. The advert was first thought to be fake given it doesn't...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • Spider-Man
  • News Publisher Perp Games to Host PSVR2 Showcase on 30th January

    "New announcements and a few surprises"

    Sony may have been shy showcasing PSVR2’s eclectic slate of software, but Perp Games is going all in. The publisher has announced a livestream, scheduled to get underway from 10AM PT on 30th January, which promises “new announcements and a few surprises” for the new-gen headset. The firm is already...

    • Perp Games
    • PS5
    • PSVR2
    • Livestreams

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