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  • Feature Our PS5 Predictions for The Game Awards 2020

    What does Keighley have in store?

    Geoff Keighley is back to host The Game Awards this coming Thursday as the annual show returns to celebrate all things gaming. There won't be a live audience in attendance this year, but announcements and reveals from the world's biggest developers will be. Alongside some important awards, of course. That means it's...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 353

    The calm before the Cyberpunk

    For the first time in well over a month, we’re able to breathe and take stock of our situation. We’re certainly not complaining, but it’s been a busy period on Push Square, so it’s nice to have a brief moment of respite before Cyberpunk 2077 deploys next week. Sammy Barker, Editor: I’ve been clearing my...

  • Guide Upcoming PS5 and PS4 Games for December 2020 and January 2021

    Cyberpunk! Immortals Fenyx Rising! Hitman!

    The PlayStation 5 is here, and 2020 is beginning to wind down. The holiday season is nearly upon us, so it's prime time to pick up some last-minute gaming gifts. There are also a few big PS5 and PS4 games launching in the next couple of months, and we're going to lay them all out for you here in this guide...

  • Guide Best PS5 and PS4 Christmas Gifts for 2020

    Wallets at the ready

    It's December, which means the world goes bonkers buying all manner of gifts for loved ones. Christmas is right around the corner, but many still leave their shopping until the last second. If you've still got some presents to buy, your time isn't up yet. For any PlayStation fans in your life, look no further than this gift...

  • Guide New PS4 Game Release Dates in 2020

    All 2020's upcoming PlayStation 4 launch dates

    What new PS4 games are releasing in 2020? We’ve got you covered with a full list of 2020 PlayStation 4 release dates. As is always the case, we'll be updating this article throughout the year, refreshing with new titles so you can always be clear which new PS4 games are on the horizon. Even if this is...

  • Interview Discussing Soundtracks and Audio Design with the SkewSound Team

    A skewed perspective

    When it comes to our composer interview series, we have a formula that we don’t deviate too much from usually. The interview is with a particular composer — or composer team — and it’s regarding a specific project. But this time, we’ve got something a little bit different for everyone. We got the chance to have a chat...

  • Soapbox The Conversation About Games Moves Too Quickly

    Do you find it hard to keep up?

    Let's start this feature on a positive note: for the last decade or so, video game fans have had an embarrassment of riches. If you were to name a year, it will almost certainly have seen the release of at least a couple of fantastic games. That's true on PlayStation platforms, but it's even more so if you consider...

  • Hands On Why You Should Be Using PS5 Remote Play More

    It works well

    Ah, good ol’ Remote Play, the oft-forgotten PlayStation 4 feature that’s perfect when you’re in a pinch. In the heady days of the Nintendo Wii U’s off-screen controller, Sony made a lot of noise about PlayStation 4’s ability to stream to a PS Vita. The handheld is long past its sell-by date these days, of course – even if...

  • Soapbox I've Missed the Feeling of Having a Backlog

    Liam's overwhelmed and loving it

    I'm in a rather unique and extremely lucky position where it's my full-time job to cover and play games. As such, rarely does a day go by where I have don't have a handful of hours to invest in the latest PlayStation game each evening, and even into the early hours of the morning on the odd occasion. That's a...

  • Poll Do You Actually Play Your PS Plus Games?

    Add to library

    Month in, month out, we all sit here and react to the new PlayStation Plus games. Sometimes they're really good, sometimes they're frustratingly bad. Sometimes our readers think they're absolutely crap — as evidenced by the public PS Plus polls that we host on the site every month! But we're not here to discuss the quality of...

  • Guide All PlayStation Now Games

    A complete list of every PS Now game

    What's the full list of all PlayStation Now games? Below you'll find the complete lineup of every PS Now game available to subscribers, spanning both PS4 and PS3 software. Remember that PlayStation 4 titles can be streamed or downloaded to the console, while PlayStation 3 titles can only be streamed. If you're...

  • Interview Triple-Spinning Answers with Crash Bandicoot 4 Composer Walter Mair

    Aboogidaba

    Recently, we got the chance to have a chat with the composer of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, Walter Mair. During the process, we talked about the return of everyone's favourite bandicoot, how to capture the sonic intersection of synthesized and artificial music, as well as the trials and tribulations that come with scoring for such...

  • Guide Best PS5 Games

    PlayStation 5's best games

    What are the Best PS5 Games? Sony’s next-gen console is the new kid on the block, but it’s off to a faster start than any of the Japanese giant’s previous platforms, with a compelling slate of must play software available at launch. As part of our PS5 guide, we’ve compiled the Best PS5 Games that you can play...

  • Poll Are You Happy With Your PS Plus Games for December 2020?

    Plus or minus?

    December 2020's PlayStation Plus games have been announced, and we've already seen a load of mixed reactions here on Push Square. Some think it's an okay lineup, others think it's a steaming pile of hot trash. Truth be told, we tend to fall somewhere in between, but as always, we want to know your opinion on the matter. December's...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 352

    Remember Phogs? They're back

    It’s been an outrageously busy month for everyone at Push Square Towers, but the time to unwind is finally nearing. Oh, who are we kidding? There’s still Cyberpunk 2077 and then Game of the Year to sort out. No rest for the wicked! Sammy Barker, Editor: I’ve somehow worked my way through the majority of Demon’s...

  • Soapbox Demon's Souls' Difficulty Shouldn't Deter You from Playing PS5's Best Game

    Honestly, you're already good enough

    I’m pretty average at games. Painfully average. Whenever there’s a leaderboard, I rarely find myself at the top; I rarely find myself at the bottom either. I’m always in the middle. If it’s an online shooter, I’ll never be the MVP, but I’ll find a way to contribute towards my team. In co-op games,...

  • Talking Point What Were Your Most Played PS4 Games?

    The wall of shame

    One of the more unexpected features Sony introduced with the PlayStation 5 is the ability to track your playtime across games. Now you can easily track how many precious hours have been invested into first-party titles or the big online shooters, and this also goes for past PlayStation 4 games. That could be either a blessing or a...

  • Guide New PS5 Owners: How to Fix Common Problems

    Simple solutions for PlayStation 5's most common issues

    So, you're a new PS5 owner, but you may be having problems getting started with the system. We've already provided a list of 10 Things You Should Do First with Your New PlayStation 5, but what if your console isn't working as expected? Namely, you're experiencing issues like coil whine,...

  • Poll What's Your Favourite PS5 Launch Game?

    A lot to choose from

    The PS5 has been out for more than a week now here in Europe — it's been a whole two weeks of next-gen gaming in the US — and we reckon that Sony's new system has enjoyed one of the best console launch lineups ever. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon's Souls lead the charge, but let's not forget about solid third...

  • Soapbox PS5 Is Pushing Me Ever Closer to All-Digital

    A slow and steady transition

    I think Sony’s been so shrewd with the way it’s handled the transition from physical media to digital downloads. The company definitely would prefer you purchase all of its games from the PlayStation Store: it cuts out retailers and resales, removes physical overheads like manufacturing and storage, and ties you into...

  • Guide All Free PS Plus Games in 2020

    A complete list of every 2020 PlayStation Plus game

    What are the new PS Plus games? Which free PlayStation Plus games have been given away in 2020? In this article, we'll be compiling a complete list of every 2020 PS Plus title provided as part of Sony's subscription service. This year is particularly interesting, as it should see the introduction...

  • Poll Is the PS5 DualSense Sony's Best Controller Yet?

    It's time to Dual

    The PS5 has been out for at least a week now (depending on where you live), and we want to know what you think of the DualSense — the console's high-tech controller. Featuring advanced haptic feedback functionality, adaptive triggers, and a built-in microphone, it's a premium piece of kit, and a key PS5 selling point. Here at...

  • Talking Point Was 2020 PlayStation's Best Ever Year?

    Not-so hot take, really

    We awarded Sony three 10/10s this year. Three of ‘em. Before anyone attempts to play the fanboy (Activity) Card, we also gave the company a 4/10 – for Predator: Hunting Grounds, if you’d forgotten about that game’s existence – so it’s not like we purposefully inflated our ratings. In fact, the three titles we’re...

  • Guide PS5 Guide: Ultimate PlayStation 5 Resource

    A complete guide to PlayStation 5

    PS5, or PlayStation 5 as it's fully named, is Sony's fifth home console. It's the successor to the PS4, which released in November 2013. The manufacturer has announced a PS5 release date, with the system deploying first on 12th November in selected regions. The company has also confirmed a

  • Talking Point Which Free December 2020 PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    The first update of the PS5 era

    What’s the December 2020 PlayStation Plus lineup? When will the free December 2020 PS Plus games be announced? This is the first major PS Plus update since the PS5 released, but as Bugsnax will be available as a bonus game until 4th January, don’t expect any fresh goodies for your next-gen console. November 2020...

  • Feature Our PS5 Impressions After One Weekend of Play

    We welcome in the new generation

    After having to take in the PlayStation 5 experience through online chatter and pre-release posts from editor Sammy Barker, the entire Push Square editorial team finally has its hands on Sony's latest console. And following a full weekend of play, we feel compelled to share all of our experiences so far. Some of us...

  • Poll Have You Experienced PS5 Coil Whine?

    Whirred and wonderful

    PS5 coil whine has been perhaps the biggest complaint of next-gen early adopters. While Sony’s new console is undoubtedly quieter than its PlayStation 4 range, some users are reporting an irritating whistling sound when playing graphically intensive games, like Demon’s Souls. This can range from a whining to a buzzing to a...

  • Hands On Best Uses of PS5 DualSense Controller So Far

    More than a feeling

    As we’ve already iterated as part of our PS5 review, the new DualSense controller is a bit of a revelation in terms of gameplay feedback. The pad allows you to feel PlayStation 5 games in a way that you never could with past DualShock devices, providing force feedback in the triggers and ridiculously realistic rumble sensations...

  • Guide New PS5 Game Release Dates in 2020

    All 2020's upcoming PlayStation 5 launch dates

    What new PS5 game release dates are due in 2020? The PlayStation 5's first year on the market will see a limited selection of software hit store shelves, but we'll be keeping you updated with a full list of every upcoming PS5 game on this page. For more information, refer to our PS5 guide, or check out...

  • Soapbox Having My PS5 Launch Day Nerfed By Amazon

    Unexpected error occurred

    This is not the article I was expecting to write after the launch of the PlayStation 5. Much like everyone reading Push Square I've been looking forward to the launch for months, if not years. 4K gaming is coming of age with the latest generation of consoles with more games running at 60 frames-per-second and beyond. For...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 351

    Play has no limits at last

    Yay! Play has no limits! It was a long week for everyone in Europe, but now the PlayStation 5 is out pretty much all over the world and we can finally enjoy it together. Well, assuming you were able to find one, of course. Sammy Barker, Editor: Frankly it’s been an exhausting month or so, so I’m looking forward to...

  • Guide Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Guide: Fatalities, Brutalities, Friendships

    A guide to being as gory as possible in MK11

    Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate is the complete version of Mortal Kombat 11, with the Kollection incorporating all DLC characters and content to date. We awarded the fighter a 7/10 in our Mortal Kombat 11 PS4 review, describing it as “enthralling”. In this Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate guide, we’re going to...

  • Poll Did You Get a PS5?

    Next-gen is here

    After what's felt like a long and winding week of waiting, the PS5 has finally launched in Europe. And so, for this weekend's poll, we're going with the most obvious question: do you have a PS5? If you do, by the way, you should check out All Our PlayStation 5 Coverage. Whether you pre-ordered it months ago or somehow managed to...

  • Live Watch the Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire (19th November) Livestream Right Here

    One last time

    Cyberpunk 2077 should have been out today! Instead, CD Projekt RED has yet another Night City Wire episode scheduled before launch, and you can watch it live right here. The digital event starts at 9AM PT / 5PM GMT, so hop into the live chat and let's see what unfolds. Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire Livestream: <liveblog...

  • Round Up PS5 Launch in Europe - All Our PlayStation 5 Coverage

    Everything you need

    Sony launched the PlayStation 5 in the United States last week, but now the next-gen console has arrived in Europe as well. It marks the end of an extremely long week for most of our readers, but the beginning of an exciting period for the iconic brand. We’ve played the new console to death already, and to complement your...

  • Guide 10 Things You Should Do First with Your New PS5

    Tips and tricks to getting started with PlayStation 5

    PlayStation 5 has arrived in the United States and select other regions around the world, and you may be feeling a little overwhelmed right now. Obviously, you’ve been waiting patiently all year for the next-gen platform to launch, but with so much on offer out of the box, you may be wondering...

  • Feature 20 Secret PS5 Features You May Not Know About

    Under-the-radar options

    Even if you've been living inside a Bugsnax's stomach, you'll no doubt be familiar with the PlayStation 5's headline features. Sony's stopped at nothing to ensure consumers know about the super-fast SSD, innovative DualSense, and huge roster of critically acclaimed exclusives. But what about those secret features that fall...

  • Guide Demon's Souls Guide: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies

    Your ultimate Demon's Souls resource

    Demon's Souls is a PlayStation 3 remake of FromSoftware's cult PlayStation 3 classic Demon's Souls, developed by Bluepoint Games and Japan Studio. Just like its four spiritual successors, Demon’s Souls is at its best when you’re thrust into the unknown and left to uncover, experiment with, and inevitably get...

  • Guide Astro's Playroom Guide: Tips, Tricks, and All Collectibles

    A complete guide to Astro's Playroom on PS5

    Astro's Playroom is a free platforming game, included as a pack-in with the PlayStation 5. It's inspired by the characters and concepts first introduced in The Playroom and The Playroom VR, which culminated in the full-blown Astro Bot Rescue Mission for PlayStation VR. The game serves as a showcase for the...

  • Guide Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Guide: All Trophies, Collectibles, Tips, and Tricks

    An overview of how to 100% Miles Morales on PS5 and PS4

    Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a standalone spin-off of Insomniac Games' critically acclaimed superhero open world game, Marvel's Spider-Man. Available on both the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, with a free PS4 to PS5 upgrade and cross-save available, we awarded the game an

  • Feature 10 Things PS5 Needs to Improve

    Make it better

    The PlayStation 5 is very good – it’s excellent, in fact, as we explained in our PS5 review. Sony’s next-gen console is not perfect, however, and there’s a fair amount that the organisation could address in the short term to make the experience even better. In this article, we’ve compiled 10 improvements that we believe the...

  • Feature PS5 Review - Should You Buy It?

    Everything you need to know about Sony's new system

    When the PlayStation 4 released in 2013, the PlayStation 3 felt practically ancient. Sony had run an impressive rescue campaign, salvaging a humbling launch period with some outstanding software. However, following a lifecycle that seemed to drag on for an eternity, there was no denying that both...

  • Feature PS5 Remasters and Remakes We Want

    Bringing back the classics

    PlayStation 5 is out right now, bringing with it a whole host of new experiences. However, as Demon's Souls demonstrates, there's always room to bring back some of the older classics for a modern audience. It even featured in an older version of this very article. Given that hunger for the return of titles from previous...

  • Hands On Does PS5's 3D Audio Live Up to the Hype?

    He's behind you

    In the pre-release period, Sony put a huge emphasis on 3D audio alongside the DualSense when promoting the PlayStation 5. We’ve spoken at length about the next-gen console’s revolutionary new pad, and the kind of innovations it brings to titles like Astro’s Playroom and

  • Hands On Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Plays It Safe, Mostly

    Everybody live for the war-go-round

    It feels like we're at a point where the plethora of Activision studios working on the Call of Duty franchise would find it extremely difficult to put out a product that's anything less than solid. Gone are the days of Call of Duty: Ghosts. The world's biggest FPS has put out hit after hit for the latter half of...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 350

    America joins the next-gen party

    It’s our first post-PlayStation 5 WAYP, but spare a thought for our European readers, who still have an additional week to wait. While many of you dig into Demon’s Souls and Astro’s Playroom, there are dozens of others who will be giving their PlayStation 4 one last workout this weekend. The true, big...

  • Soapbox PS Plus Collection Isn't PS5 Game Pass, But Its Value Shouldn't Be Ignored

    The generation's best, on demand

    I feel like the value of PlayStation Plus has been overlooked of late. Sony’s membership service is still, by orders of magnitude, the most popular subscription service in games – but obviously the advent of Microsoft’s own Xbox Game Pass appears to have chipped away at its worth. While they’re not directly...

  • Talking Point What Are Your First Impressions of PS5?

    How's your first day with PS5?

    We did it, everyone! PlayStation 5 has finally arrived after months of waiting, a slow trickle of news, and more rumours and false info than we can recall. We can at last shut out all the noise and celebrate: PS5 is here. Those lucky enough to secure a PS5 pre-order will be opening up those boxes, setting up their...

  • Out Today PS5, Sony's Biggest and Most Powerful Console

    Play Has No Limits

    After a truly unique year, PlayStation 5 is available right now and shipping to homes across select territories. Everyone else will be able to join in the fun a week later on 19th November 2020. And it still feels surreal to even say that. With an ongoing global pandemic, months of uncertainty and silence from the Japanese giant,...

  • Round Up Godfall PS5 Reviews Have Mixed Feelings on Looter Slasher Launch Title

    God awful?

    The review embargo has lifted on another of PlayStation 5's launch titles, and this time it's the turn of Godfall. We've known about this game for a long time, and now we will finally learn if it's something worth your launch day pennies. Unfortunately, early reviews for Godfall are a little underwhelming. While critics feel the game...

  • Hands On Sackboy: A Big Adventure Is a Papercraft Marvel on PS5

    LittleBigLovely

    Geez, this PlayStation 5 launch lineup is getting ridiculous now. Like, we knew it was going to be good, but every single game we play seems to defy expectations. With whimsical platformer Sackboy: A Big Adventure, we were anticipating something light: a bright and breezy co-op romp to break up the bloodshed of Demon’s Souls. Well,...

  • Round Up The Pathless Reviews Reveal Another Winner in PS5's Launch Lineup

    Right on target

    The PlayStation 5 already has a pretty killer launch lineup, so what's one more? The Pathless, from ABZU studio Giant Squid, is getting its first batch of reviews, and it looks like another solid launch game for PS5 owners. The cross-gen sandbox adventure is being praised for its sizeable open world, exhilarating traversal, and...

  • Guide All Included EA Play Games on PS4

    Every EA Play game in the PS4 Vault

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

  • Hands On Planet Coaster Is a Fun PS4 Ride with Bumps Along the Way

    Sickener

    We were going to bring you a Planet Coaster: Console Edition review today, but we’ve had to settle for the PlayStation 4 version and, frankly, we’re so close to the PlayStation 5’s launch now that we didn’t want to blow our cotton candy early. So, we figured we’d share our hands-on impressions, with a full review to follow...

  • Guide Maneater Guide: Tips, Tricks, and All Collectibles

    How to succeed as a shark

    Maneater is a PS5 and PS4 open world action RPG where you take control of a blood-thirsty shark and wreak havoc on the otherwise serene seas of fictional fishing town, Port Clovis. We thoroughly enjoyed the game and awarded it a respectable 7/10 in our Maneater PS4 review. In this Maneater guide, we’re going to share our...

  • Guide Best PS4 Exclusive Games

    Only on PS4

    What are the best PS4 exclusive games? That's exactly what we aim to determine in this article. Whether you're the proud owner of a new PS4 or a bonafide veteran, you'll want to play the absolute best exclusive games. Well, the PlayStation 4 has plenty of those, covering a wide range of tastes. For this list, we've included games that...

  • Hands On Train Sim World 2 Is Transformed by PS5 Backwards Compatibility

    A smooth ride

    When we put together our PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility test, we focused on the biggest and most popular games. While we were extremely impressed with the results posted by Days Gone and Ghost of Tsushima, the other titles left us a little bit dismayed; Grand Theft Auto V and The Last of Us: Part II enjoyed no real gains, while

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 349

    Rollercoaster of love

    For many of our American readers, this will be your last weekend before your PlayStation 5 arrives, which is insanely exciting news. Of course, there’s still absolutely tons to play on the PlayStation 4, so we’re sure you’ll find a way to pass the time. Shall we WAYP? Sammy Barker, Editor: I’ve been busy with the PS5...

  • Hands On PS5 Backwards Compatibility - The Good, the Not Bad, and the Ugly

    Loading times! Performance! Resolution! More!

    PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility has been a big point of discussion in the build-up to the next-gen system’s launch – in fact, at times, it’s been the only point of conversation. Ever since Mark Cerny’s misjudged hardware deep dive in March – feels like a lifetime ago, doesn’t it? –...

  • Round Up Yakuza: Like a Dragon PS4 Reviews Justify a New Direction

    That's rad

    The PlayStation 4 release of Yakuza: Like a Dragon is just around the corner, which means it's time for reviews to hit and share their verdict on this new, turn-based direction for the franchise. These verdicts cover the current-gen release rather than the PlayStation 5 version, which is scheduled to hit next March. And, from what we can...

  • Feature Best PS4 Music of October 2020

    One step from a whole new world

    Halloween has come and gone, and now there’s a political election ongoing over in the USA, which means it’s time to talk about the important issues. That’s right, video game music! This is likely to be the final issue where the lead platform we talk about is PlayStation 4, as a certain PlayStation 5 is out and...

  • Hands On Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition on PS5 Is a Stylish Upgrade

    S rank

    Devil May Cry 5 is a frontrunner in the race for PlayStation 4’s flashiest game, so it’s no surprise that Capcom’s turning up the style for its PlayStation 5 upgrade. Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition – unlike so many next-gen re-releases – is a premium remaster, so there’s no free PS4 to PS5 path here. Fortunately, the Japanese...

  • Poll What PS5 Launch Games Will You Buy?

    Building the list

    At the time of writing, we are exactly 10 days away from the launch of the PlayStation 5 (add an extra week on if you're unlucky like us). We're all incredibly excited to get our hands on the hardware itself, mess about with the user-interface, and discover the features Sony hasn't detailed just yet. However, what's the release of...

  • Talking Point What Do You Want to Know About PS5?

    No question is too small

    It’s been a busy week at Push Square Towers as we begin to assemble our PlayStation 5 coverage. You may have already read our recent hands on impressions with Astro’s Playroom and the DualSense controller; do give it a read through here if you haven’t already, we’ve been pretty impressed with what we’ve experienced...

  • Poll Are You Happy with Your PS Plus Games for November 2020?

    Plus or minus?

    November 2020's PlayStation Plus games have been announced, and it's a bit of a bumper month for the subscription service. Not only are we getting two highly rated PS4 titles — Sony's also thrown our very first PS5 game into the mix. That's right, the one and only Bugsnax debuts alongside Middle-earth: Shadow of War and Hollow...

  • Soapbox I Don't Like Playing Scary Games, But I Do Like Watching Them

    Push Square's resident wuss confesses all

    As Halloween draws near, we all start thinking about our favourite spooky-scary games and movies. The holiday is a perfect excuse to revisit some horror favourites or discover new ones. That is, unless you're like me, who goes as far as carving pumpkins but would rather eat a sickening amount of sweets and...

  • Guide Upcoming PS5 and PS4 Games and Accessories for November and December 2020

    PS5 launch! Call of Duty! Cyberpunk!

    Well, everyone, we've made it. It's November, which means we're now just days away from the arrival of PlayStation 5. A brand new console means a whole bunch of games, but even just on PS4, there are still some exciting releases before the year is up. November in particular is ridiculously packed, but we're going...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 348

    Trick or treat

    Happy Halloween, everyone! It’s not going to be the same this year given the current climate, but we reckon it’s important to make the most of what you can right now, so whether it’s enjoying a spooky movie or huddling around a scary game – make the most of what you can! Sammy Barker, Editor: There’ll be no spooky games...

  • Hands On Astro's Playroom Is an Extraordinary Demonstration of DualSense

    Feel the difference

    The problem with these pre-release previews for next-gen technologies like the DualSense is that they can dampen some of the discovery for those who must wait until 12th November to experience it themselves. In this particular instance, though, it’s impossible to spoil the sensation because it’s difficult to even describe how...

  • Hands On The New PS App Is a Humongous Upgrade

    There's an app for that

    Hands up if you use the PlayStation App? It was pretty rubbish, right? We had it installed on our iPhone, but we barely used it because it was slow and functionally quite poor. All of the messaging features were contained in a separate app, and the PS Store effectively booted a Safari page. Yeah, you could see what your...

  • Talking Point Happy 20th Birthday, PlayStation 2

    A toast to the most popular console ever

    There's no other way to describe it: PlayStation 2 was an absolute beast. Sony followed up the popular (and industry-changing) PlayStation with a more capable console in the year 2000, and little did we know it would go on to become the best-selling gaming machine ever. It's a record the PS2 holds to this...

  • Round Up Watch Dogs Legion Reviews Show Mixed Reception to Ubisoft's Latest

    London's burning

    The first batch of reviews for Watch Dogs Legion are coming online right now, and they make for interesting reading. The open world hack-'em-up seems to have divided opinion to an extent, with some singing the praises of the everyone-is-a-playable-character formula, while others are far more critical. We've gathered a handful of...

  • Hands On The Watch Dogs Legion Gimmick Can't Hide Tired Gameplay

    Three hackers on the shirt

    After an entire generation of Ubisoft open-world titles, Watch Dogs Legion looks and feels bland. That descriptor is the word we kept coming back to following 10 hours with the PlayStation 4 experience launching on 29th October 2020, and we could never truly shake it off. There are high points here and there where you...

  • Site News We Have a PS5

    Next-gen starts when we say so

    We’re happy to confirm that this morning we received a PlayStation 5 from Sony, meaning that you can expect tons of coverage over the coming weeks. It’s been a year unlike any other really, meaning that this morning was our first opportunity to touch the next-gen console and its controller. We’ve obviously got...

  • Hands On Touring the Isle of Wight by Train Is the Most Relaxing Gaming of 2020

    Train Sim World 2's latest expansion offers some escapism

    You can’t travel many places at the minute, for reasons we don’t need to repeat. To be honest, it’s all a bit depressing, isn’t it? We feel you. That’s why we had such a fantastic time travelling across the Isle of Wight by train this weekend. It’s a new addition to the evolving...