News - December, 2019

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  • News PS5 Specs Leak Sends the Web into a Frenzy

    Less powerful than Xbox Series X

    There’s been an explosion on enthusiast forums over the festive period, as potential PlayStation 5 specifications have leaked. The source seems to stem from GitHub, where an AMD employee stored internal testing data from a variety of in-progress projects. These have since been confirmed as accurate by Digital...

  • News Did Sony Just Tease the PS5 Reveal at Its CES 2020 Press Conference Next Week?

    "The future is coming"

    Hmmm, this is a tricky one. Sony's website has been updated with a teaser for its CES 2020 press conference, which is taking place on Monday 6th January, 2020. The website reads: "The future is coming." Ominous. Of course, it's difficult not to immediately think of the PlayStation 5's big reveal, which has long been rumoured...

  • Game of the Year Ken's Top 5 PS4 Games of 2019

    Turning Japanese

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 4 titles of 2019. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Ken Talbot. 5. Kingdom Hearts III: The (very) long awaited return of Disney and Square Enix's mega collaboration Kingdom Hearts, this...

  • News Hey, Guess What? The Uncharted Movie Has Lost Another Director

    That makes six

    Seriously, when is someone going to take this project out back and get rid of it for good? The Uncharted movie is never, ever going to hit theatres -- proven by the fact that it has just lost its sixth director. Yes, you read that correctly, six directors! Madness. Deadline reports that Travis Knight has left production of the video...

  • Game of the Year Best PS4 Indie Game of 2019

    Who needs a publisher?

    The independent scene continues to thrive on PlayStation 4, meaning this category becomes tougher and tougher to judge each and every year. A whole host of quality indie titles made their way to Sony's current-gen system across 2019, from late ports that may have not gotten their due to ones others that were the talk of the...

  • Game of the Year The 10 Best PlayStation Soundtracks of 2019

    Pitch perfect

    The end of the year brings with it another in a countless line of year-end lists, this time focusing on the incredible music that graced the PlayStation this year. As with all years, a few amazing soundtracks were left on the cutting room floor – Kingdom Hearts III, Ghost Giant, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – but what we wound up...

  • Game of the Year #3 - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    Heavenly sword

    The truth is, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice isn't really meant to be any easier or harder than Dark Souls. It's just its own thing, off to the side. From Software has been making hardcore action RPGs for about a decade, so it's no wonder that it would want to shake things up every now and again. It did so to an extent with Bloodborne, and...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Nothing Can Knock Modern Warfare, FIFA 20, or Star Wars Off the Podium

    2019's final chart is looking familiar

    The year, and the decade, are almost over and done with, but we've got time to squeeze in one last physical UK chart. Unfortunately it isn't a particularly exciting result this time, with the top 10 largely the same as last week's. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, FIFA 20, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order continue...

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  • Feature PSVR Had a Great Start, But It's Time to Up the Ante

    How can PSVR improve in 2020 and beyond?

    PlayStation VR was introduced to the world just over three years ago, and it brought the tech to the masses. Oculus Rift got the ball rolling on PC, of course, but it was with Sony's cheaper, more accessible headset that virtual reality became something attainable for everyone. It's for these reasons that...

  • Game of the Year Lloyd's Top 5 PS4 Games of 2019

    Heavy hitters

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 4 titles of 2019. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Lloyd Coombes. 5. The Division 2: The Division 2 took everything I loved about the first game, and magnified it tenfold. It offers an...

  • Game of the Year #5 - Devil May Cry 5

    Hell yes

    Devil May Cry 5 is Capcom back to its best. After a rocky start to the generation, the legendary developer has upped its game dramatically over the last couple of years, and the return of Dante is a standout moment, once again proving that no one understands action quite like Capcom. In short, Devil May Cry 5 is easily one of the best...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 304

    End of the year edition

    It’s the last What Are You Playing of the year – heck, it’s the last What Are You Playing of the decade. And don’t bring that nonsense about when decades start and end in the comments section – it’s probably the most tired discussion of the, well, decade. No, don’t say it! Stop! Sammy Barker, Editor: Now that...

Friday27th Dec 2019

Thursday26th Dec 2019

  • News PSN Survives Christmas Day Relatively Unscathed

    Stayin' online

    Did you have a good Christmas Day? Spare a thought for the Sony engineers who’ve spent the majority of their Xmas keeping the PlayStation Network’s servers online. Historically unstable, it’s fair to say that PSN is much more reliable these days, and while it’s not without its hiccups – well, it’s been a fairly flawless...

  • Game of the Year Best PS4 Story of 2019

    Narrative hooks

    A video game's plot can be what makes or breaks the experience for many. Gameplay can be top-notch, but if there's no such intrigue or overarching mystery pushing you forward, some may check out before reaching the final station. And as the odd revolutionary experience pushes the boundaries of the industry further forward, it's on...

  • Guide Best PS4 Boxing Day 2019 Deals

    Big PlayStation savings on Boxing Day

    What are the best PS4 Boxing Day 2019 deals? The day after Christmas always used to be a big deal, but since Black Friday has grown in popularity, its significance has lessened. Nevertheless, you no doubt ended up with a bit of cash in your Xmas card yesterday, and you'll want to put it to good use. As such,...

  • Game of the Year Robert's Top 5 PS4 Games of 2019

    Living for the hunt

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 4 titles of 2019. Today, it's the turn of deputy editor Robert Ramsey. 5. The Outer Worlds: The Outer Worlds is a lovingly made RPG that's basically Fallout: New Vegas in space...

  • Feature The Biggest Trends of the PS4 Generation

    How the way we play (and pay) has changed

    Six years have passed since the PlayStation 4 launched, and even the most optimistic PlayStation fan may not have anticipated how good the generation was going to be. The PS4 has been home to an incredible array of console exclusives, and while there have been some stumbles along the way with things like...

Wednesday25th Dec 2019

  • News Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo Leaks Via PlayStation Store Listing

    Lucky VII

    Final Fantasy VII: Remake is going to get a playable demo on PlayStation 4. How do we know this? Well, the PlayStation Store art for the demo has been leaked via Gamestat -- a site which tracks product listings that are added to Sony's storefront. Square Enix has yet to officially announce this demo, but it's quite clearly happening...

  • Game of the Decade The Near Misses That Deserve a Mention

    So close

    If you’ve been reading the site this week, then you’ll know that we’ve been counting down the best PlayStation Games of the Decade for a few days. Of course, deciding on the ten most impactful titles of the past ten years was tough, and so we’d be remiss to mention over a dozen more releases that almost made the cut. In this list,...

  • Game of the Year Best PS4 RPG of 2019

    Levelling up

    It feels like every other video game nowadays can stake a claim to being a part of the RPG genre, in part thanks to the popularisation of its mechanics. Stats, levelling up, and abilities are all over the place, but it's the titles that use those elements in tangent with either a captivating story or deep, systems-filled gameplay that...

  • Talking Point What's Your Favourite PlayStation Game of the Decade?

    Defining moments

    You’ve read the articles on our defining PlayStation Games of the Decade, but what’s your favourite? Our list was compiled on the basis of overall industry impact, so you may not necessarily agree with our shortlist. But between the likes The Last of Us, Journey, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – well, it’s safe to say we...

  • News Patapon 2 Marching Closer to PS4 Release As Art Hits Sony Servers


    Patapon 2 was announced for the PlayStation 4 an eternity ago, but the rhythm role-playing game has been missing in action for literally years. Now it looks finally set to release, as artwork has been scraped from the PlayStation Store servers suggesting the PlayStation Portable sequel is mere weeks away. Obviously nothing’s...

  • Feature We Wish You a Very Merry Christmas

    Compliments of the season to you

    The weather is gloomy as we write this, but there’s already the scent of cinnamon in the air. By the time you read it, you’ll be surrounded by tinsel, pine needles, and Ferrero Rocher wrappers. Whether you celebrate it or not, we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas – or a delightful 25th December if you...

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