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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

Wednesday7th Apr 2021

  • Feature PS5 Review: Is It Good?

    Sony's next-gen PlayStation 5 iterates impressively on PS4

    In this PS5 review, we’re going to answer an important question: is Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 5 console good and what makes it a meaningful upgrade over the PS4? We’re going to discuss the system’s key features, including its hardware and graphics, storage space, games, controller,...

    • PS5
    • Hardware Review
    • Features
  • Guide All Yakuza Games Ranked: Which Yakuza Games to Play and Where to Start

    That's rad!

    SEGA's Yakuza series has been around since the days of the PlayStation 2, but only over the last few years or so has it really started to seep into the consciousness of a wider Western audience. This is largely thanks to 2017's Yakuza 0, which sparked a whole new wave of interest on PlayStation 4. It helped, of course, that Yakuza 0...

    • Yakuza
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • Guides
  • News PS5 Exclusive Survival Game Abandoned Borders on Photorealism

    Next-gen stunner survives PS5 this year

    Survival games like No Man’s Sky and Valheim are huge these days, so Abandoned could become a key title in PlayStation 5’s software library. In production at Dutch developer Blue Box Game Studios, the upcoming exclusive due out later this year promises a “cinematic, first-person horror survival shooter...

    • Blue Box Game Studios
    • PS5
    • Abandoned
    • Announcements
  • News PS Now's New Games Are PS4 Only, Sony Confirms No PS5 Upgrade Path

    Losing a little lustre

    Update: Sony has confirmed that the latest additions to PlayStation Now, specifically Marvel's Avengers and Borderlands 3, are the PlayStation 4 versions only. There had been lingering hopes that the absence of a PS5 upgrade path could be due to error, but this is intentional according to the organisation. Square Enix has...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PlayStation Now
  • News Returnal Gets New PS5 Gameplay Footage in Another Housemarque Dev Diary

    The HouseCast returns

    Sony's next major PlayStation 5 exclusive is right around the corner. We've known about Returnal since its unveiling last summer, and we're now just a few weeks away from the latest effort from Housemarque. We've seen a fair amount of the sci-fi shooter, but if you're desperate for more, watch the latest HouseCast dev diary,...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • Returnal
    • Videos
  • News Disco Elysium: The Final Cut Patch 1.2 Out Now on PS5, Promises to Fix Major Bugs

    Under investigation

    Update: Typical. Bloody typical. You write an article about a patch that's been missing for an entire week, and the sodding thing appears almost as soon as you hit 'publish'. Unreal timing, but at least update 1.2 is finally here. It's available to download right now on PS5. Meanwhile, we assume that the PS4 patch is imminent...

    • ZAUM
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Disco Elysium
    • Patches
  • News Crysis Remastered Patch Upgrades Performance on PS5

    Yes, it runs

    Can the PlayStation 5 run Crysis Remastered? You bet it can – in fact, better than ever with Crytek’s latest update. A new upgrade available today bumps the game’s overall performance, and while it retains the same settings from the PS4 Pro version, you should see some meaningful improvements to the experience. Namely, the...

    • Crytek
    • PS5
    • Crysis Remastered
    • Patches
  • News Sinfeld Remastered Is a Bizarre Dreams Project Being Made into a Real Game for PS5

    Dreams coming true

    Here's a trailer that'll wake you up on a quiet Wednesday afternoon. The above video is the announcement trailer for Sinfeld Remastered, a PlayStation 5 title based on a game made in Dreams. There's quite a bit to unpack here. So, last year, development team RareBird Games released Sinfeld Chronicles in Media Molecule's PS4...

    • RareBird Games
    • PS5
    • Sinfeld Remastered
    • Trailers
  • News Rival Schools' Akira Kazama Returns in Street Fighter 5

    School's out for Street Fighter

    Hoping for a new Rival Schools game? Well, you’re unlikely to ever get one of those – but character Akira Kazama is making a shock comeback as part of an upcoming Street Fighter 5 update. The badass biker got her first gameplay during a Capcom livestream earlier today, and will added to the game as part of the...

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Street Fighter
  • News Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX Coming to Both PS5 and PS4 This Summer

    We kid you not

    Retro platformer Alex Kidd is getting the remake treatment, and we now know when to expect his arrival. Announced last year, Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is a reimagining of the SEGA classic, with a complete overhaul to the visuals while keeping the level structure and gameplay much the same. More than that, it's set to feature...

    • Merge Games
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Alex Kidd
    • Trailers
  • News Terminator: Resistance's Free PS4 to PS5 Upgrade May Not Be Available at Launch

    Additional work required on Sony's side

    After a short delay earlier in the year, Terminator: Resistance Enhanced is slated to launch on PlayStation 5 from 30th April, and there’ll be a free PS4 to PS5 upgrade for those who already own the game. However, there may yet be a catch, as publisher Reef Entertainment has warned that the upgrade may not...

    • Reef Entertainment
    • PS5
    • Terminator
  • News First-Person Adventure Call of the Sea Seemingly Sailing to PS5, PS4

    Greatness awaits

    Call of the Sea, the critically acclaimed first-person adventure game which first launched last year, is seemingly sailing to PlayStation platforms. A cryptic teaser on the title’s Twitter account exclaims: “Nothing but greatness awaits!” The former PS4 slogan is accompanied by a tilted image of what appears to be the...

    • Raw Fury
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Call of the Sea
  • News EA Sports PGA Tour Travels to Augusta with Exclusive Access to the Masters

    Green machine

    EA Sports has grabbed its biggest sand wedge and is taking the fight directly to PGA Tour 2K21: upcoming golf simulation EA Sports PGA Tour will feature exclusive access to the Masters tournament in Augusta. Those who can differentiate their putter from their 5 Iron will know that the prestigious tournament is arguably the most famous...

    • EA Sports
    • PS5
    • EA Sports PGA Tour
  • News Dreams PS4 Update 2.22 Introduces Audio Import Feature and More

    Here's all the patch notes

    Dreams is only getting bigger, better, and more feature-rich over time, and today it expands just a little bit more. The latest patch for Media Molecule's creation suite is available to download now, taking the game to version 2.22. The headline addition this time is a fancy new audio import feature. Once you've installed...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Dreams
    • Updates
  • News Curse of the Dead Gods Will Add Dead Cells Crossover Content in New Update

    Curse of the Dead Cells

    We've not thought about Dead Cells for a while, but it's a corker of a game, isn't it? A really satisfying rogue-lite with cool weapons and items, and meaningful progression. Another rogue-lite that's worth your time is Curse of the Dead Gods, a brutal but engaging dungeon crawler which released recently on PlayStation 4. Why...

    • Focus Home Interactive
    • PS4
    • Curse of the Dead Gods
    • Updates

Tuesday6th Apr 2021

  • 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 Sony Suggests MLB Made the Decision to Include MLB The Show 21 on Xbox Game Pass

    But doesn't have any words for PS5, PS4 owners

    As previously speculated, Sony has inferred that MLB is behind the decision to include first-party game MLB The Show 21 on Game Pass at no extra cost – despite the manufacturer

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • MLB The Show
  • Mini Review Star Wars Republic Commando - One of Star Wars’ All-Time Classics Has Still Got It

    Initiate radical restructuring, commando

    When Star Wars Republic Commando launched in 2005, it was ahead of its time. It found a perfect balance between the tactical, detail-intensive gameplay of shooters like Rainbow Six and the cinematic bombast of Call of Duty. It nailed this so well, that now, 16 years later, the game holds up shockingly well...

    • Reviews
    • Aspyr
    • PS4
    • Star Wars Republic Commando
    • Mini Reviews
  • News April 2021 PS Plus Games Are Available to Download Now

    Follow me

    Update: All three PS Plus games are available to download right now on PS5 and PS4 in Europe, with other regions to follow soon. Oddworld: Soulstorm, as noted below, is ready to roll for Plus members on PS5 only, while Days Gone and Zombie Army 4: Dead War can be downloaded and played on both consoles. Which of these titles are you booting...

    • Oddworld Inhabitants
    • PS5
    • PS Plus
    • Oddworld
  • News PS Plus Freebie Zombie Army 4: Dead War Upgraded to 4K, 60 Frames-Per-Second on PS5

    Free update for PS5 players

    Zombie Army 4: Dead War – one of the free PS Plus games for April 2021 – is getting a next-gen upgrade, which will see the title run at 60 frames-per-second in 4K resolution. Like many other games, the co-op undead-a-thon utilises dynamic resolution scaling, so it’s not always going to be native 2160p – but as...

    • Rebellion
    • PS5
    • Zombie Army
    • Patches
  • News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Details All Kinds of Gameplay Improvements to Combat, Mako, Character Creation, and More

    Massive effect

    It seems as though BioWare has really put some work into the upcoming Mass Effect Legendary Edition. In case you don't already know, this is a collection of all three games from the original Mass Effect trilogy, remastered and enhanced for PlayStation 4 (and PlayStation 5, via backwards compatibility). Legendary Edition is out in...

    • EA
    • BioWare
    • PS4
    • Mass Effect
  • News E3 2021 Confirmed for June, Sony Nowhere to Be Seen

    A fully digital event

    E3 2021 will go ahead as an online-only event, organiser the ESA has confirmed. The digital show will stretch across three days, beginning on the 12th June and ending on the 15th June. And, contrary to some recent rumours, E3 2021 won't be locked behind any kind of paywall. The ESA stresses that it'll be free for everyone. The...

    • E3 2021
    • Events
    • Sony
  • News Star Wars Republic Commando Is Back, and Here's The Launch Trailer

    Engage tactical visor

    After announcing back in February that Star Wars Republic Commando would be the latest title resurrected on the PlayStation 4 by Aspyr, the day to actually play it is upon us. You can check out the launch trailer above. The tactical FPS about a squad of clone commandos originally released all the way back in 2005, on Xbox and...

    • Aspyr
    • PS4
    • Star Wars
    • Trailers
  • News Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Ostara Festival Event Extended Following Bug Fixes

    Was meant to end this week

    Originally set to end on the 8th April, the Ostara Festival event in Assassin's Creed Valhalla has been extended. The festival was essentially rendered unplayable for a number of days following its launch, thanks to a nasty bug that was causing crashes. Ubisoft fixed this issue with a update, but players had already missed...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Assassins Creed
  • Hands On Knockout City Is One Game You Shouldn't Dodge in 2021

    A true underdog story

    We'll be honest, expectations for Knockout City were fairly low as we booted up the recent open beta. This next game from the EA Originals program is an online multiplayer title from a small indie team, and we've seen enough of those come and go to be just a little wary. However, this dodgeball-inspired action game really...

    • EA
    • PS4
    • Knockout City
    • Hands On
    • Features
  • News Next-Gen PSVR Game Brings Anime Motorcycle Shootouts to PS5

    RUNNER has been inspired by AKIRA

    Truant Pixel has been watching plenty of AKIRA, it seems. The developer – perhaps best known for its suite of PlayStation 4 themes – has announced next-gen PSVR game RUNNER for PlayStation 5,

    • Truant Pixel
    • PS5
    • PSVR
    • RUNNER
  • News Ex-PS4 Exclusive FMV Erica Launching on PC Next Month

    After iOS port earlier in the year

    Ex-PlayStation 4 exclusive FMV Erica was already ported to iOS platforms, and now it’s launching on PC as well. The interactive movie – developed by UK studio Flavourworks – will cost £9.99/$11.99 on Steam, but there will be a 10 per cent when it releases on 25th May. While the IP is owned by Sony, the...

    • Flavourworks
    • PC
    • Erica
  • News Gran Turismo Championships Gears Up for 2021 Season

    Launch control

    The FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships has quietly become a very prestigious eSporting event. Starting off in 2018, drivers have been using Polyphony Digital's PlayStation 4 racing sim Gran Turismo Sport to compete in official tournaments, and the studio has confirmed it'll be returning very soon for the 2021 season. Kazunori...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Gran Turismo
    • eSports
  • News Sol Cresta, PlatinumGames' April Fools Joke from Last Year, Is Being Made a Reality

    Just FYI

    This bit of news sort of slipped us by last week as we searched for definitely-not April Fools news. We'll admit to being certified Slowpokes in this case. Still, in case you hadn't heard, Sol Cresta is currently in development at PlatinumGames. The Japanese studio "announced" this shoot-'em-up title last year on 1st April, but it turned...

    • PlatinumGames
    • PS4
    • Sol Cresta
  • News Fall Guys Teases Crossover with Fellow Indie Hit Shovel Knight

    Digging deep

    Fall Guys, the game everyone wants to collaborate with. Any game worth its salt has a crossover of some sort with the 60-player platformer — Portal 2, Cuphead, and Among Us are just some of the titles represented. So, what's next in line to be immortalised in jelly bean fashion? Well, if our headline didn't give it away, this teaser...

    • Devolver Digital
    • PS4
    • Fall Guys
    • Shovel Knight
  • News Cutesy Robot Strategy Sim The Colonists Builds a Home on PS4 on 4th May

    Wall-E, Floor-E, Roof-E

    It wasn't long ago that The Colonists was announced for PlayStation 4. The city-building strategy game, starring a line of self-cloning robots, was first unveiled last month, and now we have a release date for the console port. You'll be settling a peaceful planet on PS4 from 4th May 2021. The main game will have you...

    • Auroch Digital
    • PS4
    • The Colonists
    • Release Dates
  • News Cooking Adventure Epic Chef Serves Up a PS4 Release This Summer

    Watch the (very brief) trailer

    Epic Chef was announced a while ago, but was initially only coming to PC via Steam. However, it was recently revealed that the cooking/crafting/life sim title will indeed be heading to consoles, and that includes PlayStation 4. The announcement trailer for the console port is incredibly brief, so here's a quick...

    • Team 17
    • PS4
    • Epic Chef
  • News Making a Game in Dreams? It Could Feature in Upcoming Day of the Devs Presentation

    Home grown talent

    For those who might not know, Day of the Devs is a yearly event, usually hosted by Double Fine, that showcases games of all shapes and sizes, with an emphasis on independent studios. It's set to make its return alongside Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest in June, and submissions are currently open for developers to put their games...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Dreams
    • Day of the Devs

Monday5th Apr 2021

  • Guide All Free PS Plus Games in 2021

    A complete list of every 2021 PlayStation Plus game

    What are the new PS Plus games? What are the latest PS5 and PS4 games on PlayStation Plus? What free PS Plus games have been given away in 2021? Within this guide, we shall be compiling a complete list of every single title given away as part of Sony's subscription service this year. The article...

    • Free PS Plus Games
    • PS Plus
    • PlayStation Plus
    • 2021
    • Guides
  • 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...

    • PlayStation Now Games
    • PS Now
    • PlayStation Now
    • Guides
    • Features
  • News Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2 Runs Much Better on PS4 Pro, But There Are Sacrifices

    Sadly, PS4 is still pretty bad

    Cyberpunk 2077’s big v1.2 patch was billed as the big one by CD Projekt RED, and as we noted in our PlayStation 5 hands on, it’s unquestionably improved the experience. But what about PS4 Pro consoles? Well, a full analysis has been uploaded by Digital Foundry, and the bott

    • CD Projekt RED
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Cyberpunk
  • News PS Now April 2021 Update Includes Marvel's Avengers and Borderlands 3

    Squad up

    Sony's been doing pretty well lately with the software lined up for PlayStation Plus and PS Now, and April is no different. For the cloud streaming service, there are just three games joining the fray, but they're pretty big ones. Marvel's Avengers, Borderlands 3, and The Long Dark will be streamable and downloadable on PS Now starting...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PlayStation Now
  • News Outriders' People Can Fly to Post-Mortem PS5, PS4 Server Woes

    Try again

    Outriders has proven more popular than perhaps we expected, moving over 50 per cent of its physical copies on PlayStation 5 in the UK – and setting some impressive concurrent records on Steam. It would seem, perhaps, that not even Polish developer People Can Fly accounted for this kind of success, as its servers have been up and down...

    • Square Enix
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Outriders
  • News Ex-Sony Japan Studio Producer Forms a New Team with a Terrible Name

    EPIGRAsm not the best

    As the fallout from Sony’s disbanded Japan Studio continues to unfold, another team has been established. This time it’s the turn of long-time executive producer Masami Yamamoto, who’s worked on dozens of PlayStation exclusives, including – but not limited to – Bloodborne, Tokyo Jungle, and Soul Sacrifice. As...

    • EPIGRAsm
    • Industry
    • Japan
  • News UK Sales Charts: Physical Outriders Sales Over 50 Per Cent on PS5

    Movers and shakers

    Hold on, there are things to talk about with the UK's physical games chart? What is this, April Fool's Day? Right, guys? Sorry. Anyway, yes, there's finally some movement in what has been a pretty immovable chart for the last month or two. After several weeks of fluctuation, FIFA 21 finds itself back in the top spot thanks to...

    • UK
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • PS5
    • PS4
  • Reminder Today Is Your Last Chance to Get March 2021's PS Plus Games for PS5, PS4

    Final fantasies

    Man, March was a good month for PlayStation Plus. Members could download the intriguing PS5 puzzler Maquette, Souls-esque shooter Remnant: From the Ashes, PSVR action game Farpoint, and of course, Final Fantasy VII Remake. In addition, Destruction AllStars has been available free on PS Plus for two months now. However, April is here,...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PS Plus
    • PlayStation Plus

Sunday4th Apr 2021

  • Poll Are You Happy with Your PS Plus Games for April 2021?

    Plus or minus?

    April 2021's PlayStation Plus games have been officially announced, and as always, we want to know what you think of them. In case you missed it, the lineup includes Oddworld: Soulstorm on PS5, and it's joined by Days Gone and Zombie Army 4: Dead War on PS4. No, we haven't somehow time-jumped to October by accident, and no, we don't...

    • PS Plus
    • PlayStation Plus
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • April
  • Review Balan Wonderworld (PS5) - One of the Worst 3D Platformers of the Past Decade

    There is no wonder in this world

    Gamers have been treated to a 3D platformer renaissance over the past few years. The likes of Yooka-Laylee and A Hat in Time have shown the world that 3D platformers aren’t just a genre of the past, but a formula that can still be iterated upon. Enter Square Enix and legendary game designer Yuji Naka, best known...

    • Reviews
    • Square Enix
    • PS5
    • Balan Wonderworld
  • News Virtua Fighter 5 Could Be Making a Comeback on PS4

    Rated in Korea

    Fantastic PlayStation 3 fighting game Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown could be returning to the ring, if a recently registered rating in Korea is anything to go by. The brawler was originally released for Sony's last-last-gen system all the way back in 2012, and that was pretty much the last we saw of SEGA's long running series on...

    • SEGA
    • PS4
    • Virtua Fighter
  • News Oddworld: Soulstorm Will Guide You with PS5 Game Help

    Spoiler-free solutions

    Ever since the PlayStation 5 was announced, Oddworld: Soulstorm has been billed as a tentpole title. The franchise has a long running relationship with Sony’s brand, of course, dating all the way back to Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee on the PS1, so it’s no real surprise to see the Japanese giant tap into that nostalgia. As a...

    • Oddworld Inhabitants
    • PS5
    • Oddworld