News - December, 2020

Thursday31st Dec 2020

  • News Sony Reportedly Refunding Purchases of Maneater on PS5 Following PS Plus Announcement

    Cash flow

    In case you missed the news yesterday, Sony has announced the PlayStation Plus lineup for January 2021. In addition to PS4 games Greedfall and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, PS5 owners can look forward to Maneater, a nautical open world action title about being a big bloody shark. That's good news on its own, but those who recently bought the...

  • Feature 12 PS5, PS4 Predictions for 2021

    Fortune teller

    How can you possibly predict the unpredictable? 2020 has, for every person on the planet, been the most bizarre year imaginable – and now, as we look forward to 2021, it’s almost impossible to imagine what the future holds. The show must go on, nevertheless, and our annual PlayStation predictions are part of the New Year ritual...

  • Game of the Year Best PS5, PS4 Story of 2020

    More than a Telltale

    For some, gameplay is the main tell of a quality video game. For others, story is king. A great narrative can be what pushes you through an otherwise dreary set of mechanics and systems, with the prospect of another plot twist on the horizon just enough to keep you going. And the best thing is that those very stories are only...

  • Game of the Year #2 - Final Fantasy VII Remake

    Hello, Cloud

    Yep, it finally happened: 2020 was the year that we actually got a remake of Final Fantasy VII. Well, part of one, at least. It may not cover the full story, but Final Fantasy VII Remake wears its love for the original game like a badge of honour. It's as much a homage to the classic Japanese role-playing game as it is a reimagining —...

  • Game of the Year Liam's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    Simping for Dina

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of senior staff writer Liam Croft. 5. Astro's Playroom: Who would have thought that a PS5 pack-in title would end up being one...

Wednesday30th Dec 2020

  • Review GreedFall - Spiders on the Cusp of RPG Greatness

    Smooth sailing

    Republished on Wednesday 30th December, 2020: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of January 2021's PS Plus lineup. The original text follows. Spiders has been busy this generation. The French developer has released two role-playing titles up to this point: Bound by Flame in 2014, and The...

  • Mini Review Maneater (PS5) – Shiny Bits and Bobs Make for a Fin Time

    Let’s fin-ish this

    Republished on Wednesday 30th December, 2020: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of January 2021's PS Plus lineup. The original text follows. One of a number of free next-gen upgrade titles being offered on Sony’s newest hardware, developer Tripwire has returned to its undersea all...

  • Rumour PS5 Ships 3.4 Million Units in First Four Weeks

    Sony sets new hardware record

    Sony’s been surprisingly coy when it comes to console sales numbers of the PlayStation 5, but we reckon that comes down to the fact that demand has vastly outpaced supply. Regardless, a report by Digitimes – citing “industry sources” – claims that the manufacturer shipped an eye-watering 3.4 million next-gen...

  • Review Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Sloppy Story, Fun Puzzle Platforming

    Bigger? Check. Better?

    Republished on Wednesday 30th December, 2020: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of January 2021's PS Plus lineup. The original text follows. Lara Croft makes one last attempt to prove to us she has what it takes to become the Tomb Raider she is destined to be. Taking a backseat as a...

  • News PS5, PS4 Survive Xmas PlayStation Network Onslaught

    Stayin' online

    A huge shout out is owed to the PlayStation Network engineers who kept us playing happily over the holidays. While it’s been a while since Sony’s servers faced any serious outages, it’s always worth remembering that for some unlucky technicians, Christmas is the most challenging period of the year. With new PlayStation 5...

  • Soapbox PS5's Pad Has Made All Other Controllers Feel Ancient

    Haptic feedback

    At the time of writing this, I’m playing Cyberpunk 2077, and besides all its other issues – and there are lots of them – one thing that’s bothering me is its lack of DualSense support. Obviously this is a PlayStation 4 game so I never expected it to take advantage of the PlayStation 5 pad, but here me out here: it’s hard to...

  • News Sony Sends Employees Custom Commemorative PS5 Jackets

    Drip feed

    There’s snow beginning to appear on the ground, but Sony is keeping employees warm with custom PlayStation 5 jackets. It’s unclear exactly who it’s sending these limited edition coats to, but we’ve seen several Tweets about them now, including this one from Naughty Dog’s Senior QA Jan 'Gabby' Llanillo. Looks like these are...

  • Game of the Year Stephen's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    Dreaming big

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PS4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of associate editor Stephen Tailby. 5. Bugsnax: I was smitten with Bugsnax from the moment I saw its announcement trailer back in the summer...

  • Game of the Year #3 - Ghost of Tsushima

    A will unbroken

    Developer Sucker Punch really went above and beyond with Ghost of Tsushima — a soaring samurai epic that sliced our expectations to pieces. This is an outstanding open world game, elevated by an excellent combat system and a distinct sense of style that classic Japanese cinema would be proud of. The story of Jin Sakai is a...

Tuesday29th Dec 2020

  • Game of the Year Sammy's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    Drama queen

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PS4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of editor Sammy Barker. 5. Cyberpunk 2077: I’ve always appreciated The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the impact it had on the industry as a...

  • Game of the Year #4 - Demon's Souls

    You have a heart of gold

    Who better than Bluepoint to tackle one of the medium’s most sought-after remakes? Given the studio’s stellar track record, it was hard not to immediately expect greatness from its next big project. Despite those sky-high expectations, Demon’s Souls manages to not only be an extraordinary technical showcase and a...

  • Soapbox I Can't Keep Up with Service Games

    Let it go

    The way we play games is changing – or, at least, the way I play games is changing. Historically, I’ve always been a one-and-done player; from my collection of favourites, it’s only really the Shenmue saga that I’ve revisited multiple times. And, strangely, GUN – I’ve beaten the PlayStation 2 Western at least half-a-dozen times...

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  • Game of the Year Video Liam's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    For Tsushima

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PS4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of video producer Liam Richardson. 5. Dreams: Confession time — I’ve yet to make a single game within Dreams. I know, pretty embarrassing...

  • Game of the Year Top 10 PS5, PS4 Soundtracks of 2020

    Greatest hits

    The end of the year tends to bring with it lots of work. Lots of articles to write, lots of games to gush about. And one of the fun ones every year is our countdown of the best game music of the year. We'll be going over what we felt were the ten best soundtracks to grace a PlayStation console in 2020. 10. Vader Immortal: A Star Wars...

  • Game of the Year #7 - Dreams

    Living the dream

    Media Molecule might only put out a game once in a blue moon, but when they're this innovative, the wait is completely worth it. After the success of its LittleBigPlanet series and the joyful Tearaway, the studio doubled down on its Play, Create, Share mantra. Dreams is no doubt the developer's most ambitious work, essentially...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 356

    Season's gaming

    Happy holidays, everyone! We know it probably wasn’t the same as usual, but we sincerely hope you had an enjoyable and, crucially, safe Christmas this year. Of course, with the big day over, it’s now time for you to relax – and also play some games. Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m just about wrapping up my stay in Night City...

Friday25th Dec 2020

  • Game of the Year John's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    Bah humbug

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PS4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of reviewer John Cal McCormick. 5. Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition: Ultimately, I found that I enjoyed Kentucky Route Zero most at the...

  • Game of the Year #8 - Persona 5 Royal

    Heart taker

    Persona 5 Royal is proof that you can indeed improve upon (near) perfection. This greatly enhanced and expanded re-release of Persona 5 is a masterpiece — a refinement of an already standard-setting RPG. Its headline acts include a brand new playable character as well as an entirely fresh and final story chapter, but Royal's huge range...

  • Quiz Push Square's PlayStation Quiz of the Year 2020

    Answering for everything that happened this year

    Welcome to Push Square's PlayStation Quiz of the Year 2020. In this epic quiz, we're going to test your knowledge of the past 12 months. We'll be asking questions on some of the biggest, strangest, and most interesting stories of 2020 — all you have to do is fire up that memory of yours. From game...

  • News Sony Releases Official PS5 Controller Driver for Linux

    Merry Christmas

    Here’s a story that’s destined to delight Linux fans – and dismay Windows users. Sony has published an official DualSense driver for Linux, allowing the PlayStation 5 pad to be used in both USB and Bluetooth mode with the operating system. It includes the full array of functionality, including rumble, touchpad, the lightbar,...

  • Guide Best PS5, PS4 Boxing Day 2020 Deals

    The biggest PlayStation savings on Boxing Day

    What are the best PS5, PS4 Boxing Day 2020 deals? Once upon a time, the day after Christmas was the most important in the shopping calendar, but since Black Friday has exploded around the globe, its importance has lessened. Still, you'll no doubt be feeling flush if Santa brought you cash over Xmas, and...

  • Guide New PS5, PS4 Games This Week (21st December to 27th December)

    Override 2! Xmas!

    What new PS5 and PS4 games are releasing in physical retailers and as part of the PlayStation Store update this week? It's the final week before Christmas, which means you probably shouldn't expect too many new titles, but Override 2: Super Mech League is due out just ahead of the holidays. For a full list of all new PS5 game...

  • Feature We Wish You a Merry Christmas

    Compliments of the season to you

    We’re hesitant to mention it, but it’s been a strange old year, hasn’t it? The good news is that things have been reasonably consistent for us PlayStation fans: we’ve enjoyed great games, got an awesome new console, and the software slate for 2021 is looking just as strong as ever. In that sense, we should be...

Thursday24th Dec 2020

Wednesday23rd Dec 2020

  • 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

  • Guide Cyberpunk 2077: All Trophies and How to Unlock the Platinum

    A walkthrough for all the Trophies in Cyberpunk 2077

    In this Cyberpunk 2077 Trophy roadmap, we're going to explain how to unlock the Platinum Trophy in CD Projekt RED's behemoth sci-fi role-playing game, Cyberpunk 2077. As part of our Cyberpunk 2077 guide, we're going to outline all of the Trophies and how to unlock them. We've also included a...

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

    Tips and tricks to getting started with PlayStation 5

    PlayStation 5 has arrived, and if you got a new console for Christmas, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed right now. Obviously, you’ve been waiting patiently all year for the next-gen platform, but with so much on offer out of the box, you may be wondering where to start. Firstly, we...

  • News These Unofficial PS Stores Put Sony's to Shame

    Shop smart

    Shopping the PS Store this holiday? You may as well give up on Sony’s official web-based effort, as it’s held together by Sellotape and Blu-Tack. And even if you own a spangly new PlayStation 5, then there’s a strong chance you won’t be able to see the latest round of discounted games, as there’s a lottery on whether you see the...

  • News These PS4 Games Can Be Bought for Pennies from the PS Store

    Cheap and cheerful

    PS Store sales have got bigger and better over the years, and at this point they rival Steam’s infamous promotions. Sony, historically, always goes hard over the New Year period, and it’s launched another gigantic January sale this week, including over 1,000 items in total. But did you know there are a handful of titles...

  • Game of the Year Lloyd's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    Pretending I'm a Spider-Man

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PS4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Lloyd Coombes. 5. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales: Following up on one of my favourite titles of the...

  • 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...

  • Game of the Year #10 - The Pathless

    Goodbye yellow brick road

    Giant Squid sure went for it on its sophomore game, didn’t they? After debuting with ABZÛ, they somehow pushed the envelope even further, delivering the luscious open-world experience that is The Pathless. Evoking feelings in line with some all-time greats like Shadow of the Colossus, Giant Squid’s latest endeavour is...

  • News Sony Has Ten Movies, TV Shows Based on PlayStation Properties in Production

    Cross media

    Sounds like the Uncharted movie and The Last of Us television show are just the tip of the iceberg for Sony’s newly established PlayStation Productions department, as Sony Pictures has ten projects in production based on the company’s video game intellectual property. According to CEO Tony Vinciquerra, speaking with CNBC, three of...

  • News Christmas Comes Early to GTA Online

    Deck the hauls

    Christmas has come early to GTA Online this year, as it’s once again snowing in Southern San Andreas for the holidays. You’ll also find The Diamond & Casino Resort – as well as various other local Los Santos businesses – kitted out with festive decorations to celebrate the season. Oh, and if you login before 30th December,...

  • News Cyberpunk 2077 Sales Top 13 Million Despite Refunds

    Money maker

    CD Projekt RED reports that Cyberpunk 2077 has now sold more than 13 million copies as of 20th December 2020, meaning the RPG shifted another five million units after launch. The developer stated it had reached eight million pre-orders on the day of release. This statistic also accounts for refunds processed up until the date in...

  • Site News Our Game of the Year Countdown Gets Underway Today

    Which game will win?

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we’re not necessarily talking about illuminated trees and Christmas cake. No, it’s that time of the year where we temporarily take some time away from the traditional news cycle in order to bring you some top-notch holiday content. As is always the case, we’ve got multiple...

Tuesday22nd Dec 2020

  • Guide Best PS4 RPGs

    Roll the dice

    What are the best PS4 RPGs? Well, the PlayStation 4 is home to a vast library role-playing games. From MMOs and open world epics to niche Japanese RPGs (or JRPGs) and traditional adventures stuffed with text, there's something for just about everyone. It's an expansive genre in which East meets West, and we see numerous takes a similar...

  • Guide Best PS4 Local Multiplayer Games

    The best offline multiplayer games on PlayStation 4

    What are the best PS4 local multiplayer games? Which couch multiplayer games should you play on PS4? While many titles offer great online experiences, nothing quite beats local multiplayer together with friends and family in the same room. Finding the right game can quickly turn four best mates...

  • Guide All EA Play Games on PS5, PS4

    Every EA Play game in the PS5, PS4 Vault

    What games are included as part of EA Play's subscription – formerly known as EA Access – on the 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...

  • Guide Best PS4 Sports Games

    The best sports games on the PlayStation 4

    What are the best PS4 sports games? Whether you’re a die-hard footie aficionado or a casual basketball watcher, there’s no question that sports games are among the most popular on consoles these days. Whether it’s hardcore simulations or more arcade-like adaptations, we’ve compiled the best sports...

  • Guide All PS4 HDR Compatible Games

    PlayStation 4 games which support high-dynamic range

    Looking for a list of all PS4 HDR compatible games? HDR, or high-dynamic range to use its full name, is a feature available on all PlayStation 4 models – including the PS4, PS4 Slim, and PS4 Pro. Assuming you have a compatible television, the technology essentially enhances the contrast and...

  • Guide Long PS4 Games

    Longest single player PS4 games

    What are the longest PS4 games? For this guide, we've compiled the 15 longest games on PS4 — but we've set a few boundaries. For starters, all of these games can be played through alone — they're all single player games to a large extent. Next, they're all story-based — again, to some extent. This rules out...

  • Guide Best PS4 Pro Boost Mode Games

    More like Beast Mode

    What are the best PS4 Pro Boost Mode games? Boost Mode is a nifty PS4 Pro feature that uses the system's additional grunt to provide improved visuals, framerates, and performance in games that aren't officially PS4 Pro Enhanced. It works across 4K and HD TVs as well, so there's really no excuse not to turn it on. Well, unless...

  • Review Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4) - The Single Biggest Disappointment of the PS4 Generation

    Night Sh*tty

    Good God. Over seven years since that first CG trailer, and this is what we get? We always thought that writing this review was going to be difficult, but CD Projekt Red has made it a lot easier than we had ever imagined. Why? Because, as of v1.05, Cyberpunk 2077's a damn mess on PS4, PS4 Pro, and yes, even PS5 via backwards...

  • Guide Best PS4 Fitness and Health Games to Lose Weight at Home

    Exercise with PlayStation 4 and enhance your home workout

    What are the best PS4 fitness and health games to help you lose weight at home? While most PlayStation 4 games tend to find you in a solitary position, the console is also home to several superb titles which will get you on your feet and working up a sweat. Gyms may have reopened in most...

  • Guide Best Upcoming PS5, PS4 RPGs

    Worlds worth visiting

    What are the best upcoming PS5 RPGs? What are the best upcoming PS4 RPGs? The role-playing genre is an incredibly expansive one, containing so many unique experiences that we think it's fit to detail some of the ones packing the most potential coming to both PS5 and PS4 in the future. There are some turn-based titles in here as...

  • Guide Best PS4 HDR Games

    The best PlayStation 4 games to show off HDR

    What are the best PS4 HDR games? What PlayStation 4 games show off high dynamic range the most? If you've recently purchased a HDR compatible TV, chances are you're looking for the games that make the best use of the fancy tech. In this list, we've gathered what we think are some of the best examples of...

  • News PS Store Holiday Sale Has More Than 1,000 PS5, PS4 Deals

    Assassin's Creed! Sekiro! Tony Hawk!

    Sony is going big this holiday season, welcoming in the new year with a bumper January sale on the PlayStation Store that could lay claim to the biggest selection of discounts the storefront has ever seen. We've got over 1,000 PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 titles to choose from, and all of these discounts will...

  • News PS5 Now Warns You if You're About to Play the PS4 Version of a Cross-Gen Game

    Putting its best foot forward

    Here's a Christmas surprise for you all. Sony has sneakily added a message onto PlayStation 5 that should help quell confusion around whether you're playing the PS4 or PS5 version of a game. Up to now, the new console hasn't done a great job of letting you know whether you have the last-gen or new-gen version of a title...

  • Reaction Sony's New PS Store Is Actively Preventing Fans from Spending Money

    Cash saver

    Goodness gracious, the new PS Store is an absolutely flabbergasting heap of horse doo, isn’t it? Look, we understand: coronavirus, new consoles, complicated – we recognise that rolling out a new iteration of the PlayStation Store can’t be easy. But after the previous versions – which were also rubbish, for the record – we liked...

Monday21st Dec 2020

  • Guide Best PS4 Family Games to Play Together At Christmas

    PS4 games for families to play at home together

    What are the best PS4 games for families to play together? The PlayStation 4's vast library of titles caters to every type of genre and video game player imaginable. From RPGs and first-person shooters through to driving simulators, it really does have the lot. However, occasionally you'll want to bond...

  • Guide Best PS4 Games You Can Beat in a Day

    Shortest games on PlayStation 4

    What are some of the best short PS4 games? The PlayStation 4 has lots of short games available, and while some of them probably aren't worth your time, there are plenty that are. In this list, we'll go through some of the shortest games you can play on PS4 — but first, some ground rules. For starters, all the games...

  • News PS Store January Sale Starts Tomorrow, Promises 'Huge Savings'

    Includes full games and DLC

    Sony has been sending out emails over the weekend informing PlayStation users of when the next round of discounts will hit the PlayStation Store. Spoiler alert: it's tomorrow. The January sale will kick into gear within the next 24 hours, containing deals for both full games and DLC. The email reads: "Our epic January...

  • Random This Guy Has Five PS5s

    How many do you have?

    He's only gone and done it! After collecting three PlayStation 3s and four PlayStation 4s, YouTuber LoadingReadyRun now has five PlayStation 5 consoles to his name. He has one in his bedroom, another in his home theatre, one for the bathroom, an extra in the en-suite "to ensure even coverage", and one final one in the garden...

  • News Returnal Looks Super Cool in New Gameplay Clips

    Lots of rogue-like action

    Returnal looks set to be the first major PlayStation 5 exclusive out the gate in 2021, and if these new gameplay snippets are anything to go by, Housemarque could be onto a real winner here. The footage is accompanied by game director Harry Krueger, who discusses the origins of the rogue-like shooter. Originally codenamed...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Assassin's Creed Valhalla Grabs Christmas Number One, Cyberpunk 2077 Slips to Third

    CD Projekt RED records 80% drop in sales

    The accolade might not be quite as celebrated as the UK singles chart (remember when The X Factor dominated that thing?), but Ubisoft must surely be pretty chuffed with bagging top spot in the UK gaming sales chart for Christmas time. Assassin's Creed Valhalla marks the first time both the franchise and...

  • Feature Our PS5, PS4 Predictions for 2020 - How Did We Do?

    The year of turmoil

    The truly terrible year that was 2020 comes to a close in just a handful of days, which many will be rightfully celebrating. But before we can look ahead to the next set of 365 days, it's time to take a look back at the predictions made by the Push Square editorial team at the beginning of the year. 2020 was a milestone year for...

  • News PlayStation Studios and Other Teams Wish Happy Holidays with Digital Christmas Cards

    Ho ho ho

    It's the holiday season, with Christmas just a few days away. As has become tradition over on the PlayStation Blog, there's now a big selection of festive digital cards from various gaming companies, and they're well worth a look. Of course, Sony's first-party PlayStation Studios are front and centre here, with the likes of Sucker Punch,...

  • News Fall Guys Gets Festive with Heartwarming Holiday Special, Free In-Game Outfit

    'Tis the season

    It's the week of Christmas, and that means certain games will be getting in the holiday spirit. Fall Guys is one of those, of course. Season 3 has a winter theme running through it, meaning you can enjoy some festive fun as you battle for crowns. However, there's a little more to it than that. Fall Guys fans can now enjoy a short...

Sunday20th Dec 2020

  • Guide New PS4 Game Release Dates in 2021

    All 2021's upcoming PlayStation 4 launch dates

    What new PS4 games are releasing in 2021? We’ve got you covered with a full list of 2021 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. While the PS4...

  • Guide New PS5 Game Release Dates in 2021

    All 2021's upcoming PlayStation 5 launch dates

    What new PS5 game release dates are due in 2021? The PlayStation 5's first full year on the market is looking to be a barnstormer, and we'll be keeping you updated with a full list of every upcoming PS5 game on this page, including Horizon Forbidden West and God of War Ragnarok. For more information,...

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  • Guide PS4 to PS5: All Games with Confirmed Free Upgrades

    Every game that lets you transfer from PS4 to PS5

    Which PS4 games have free PS5 upgrades? Below, we've compiled a list of all confirmed titles that let you transfer from PS4 to PS5 at no extra cost. All of these titles will receive some kind of upgrade on Sony's next-gen console that will allow them to look better, perform better, or both. Please...

  • News Cost of Fixing Cyberpunk 2077 Irrelevant, Says CD Projekt RED

    "We made our promise to gamers"

    CD Projekt RED, an unrivalled industry darling up until about a week ago, has its entire reputation on the line right now. Cyberpunk 2077 is an excellent game, but it’s launched in a dismal state – and is practically unplayable on a bog-standard PlayStation 4. As part of a conference call, the firm said earlier...

  • Guide All PS5 Apps

    A full list of services and applications on PlayStation 5

    PlayStation 5 is a gaming console first and foremost, but you may be looking for a list of all PS5 apps so far. These mostly consist of multimedia streaming platforms, such as Netflix and BBC iPlayer, and some may be region specific. As part of our ongoing PS5 guide, we're going to compile...

  • News Cyberpunk 2077's Free PS5 Upgrade to Leverage All New Functions and Technical Possibilities of Next-Gen Console

    We'll probably be waiting a while, though

    It may be Christmas, but CD Projekt RED is poised to launch a rescue mission, as Cyberpunk 2077 is not up to par on last-gen platforms. The company admitted as part of an emergency board meeting that it’s “too early to judge” what will become of the title’s previously promised free DLC add-ons an

  • News Fans Wonder if PS4 Pro Has Been Discontinued

    End of the line

    Has Sony discontinued its super-charged last-gen console, the PS4 Pro? That’s what fans are pondering, after an update to its official US-based storefront PlayStation Direct included a note next to the out of stock system stating “there are currently no plans to restock this item in the future”. Ahead of the holidays, the PS4...

  • News Cyberpunk 2077's Multiplayer and DLC Not the Focus, As CDPR Preps Rescue Mission

    "We're in a situation which wasn't planned"

    Prior to Cyberpunk 2077 launching and subsequently crashing and burning, CD Projekt RED was talking a big game about free DLC drops and even an upcoming multiplayer mode. Of course, now the Polish studio is going to have to helm a rescue mission, as it tries to get the title into a playable state on a...

  • News Assassin's Creed Valhalla's New Patch Includes Adaptive Trigger Support on PS5

    Hidden feature

    Assassin's Creed Valhalla's latest update — patch 1.010 — comes packing a hidden feature on PS5. Ubisoft has actually added support for the DualSense controller's adaptive triggers, which comes into play when you're using Eivor's bow. It's basically what you'd expect. R2 tightens as Eivor pulls the bowstring back, and it has a...

  • News Trophy Hunters Rejoice! Ratalaika Has Arrived on PS5

    May the Platinums pop aplenty

    Trophy hunters will already be familiar with the work of Ratalaika Games, no doubt. The port house has built a pretty compelling business model out of converting small indie titles to Sony’s platforms and populating them with relatively easy Platinum Trophies. While not every single one of its published titles is...

  • News Bang Average Shooter Terminator: Resistance Getting a PS5 Version, Free Upgrade for PS4 Players

    It'll be back

    Here's something we weren't expecting to write about today. Terminator: Resistance, a not-terrible-but-also-not-very-good first person shooter, is heading to PlayStation 5. In a series of tweets, publisher Reef Entertainment announces Terminator: Resistance Enhanced, a souped-up version of the game for Sony's new console:...

  • News HBO Max Streams to PS5 from Today

    Only available in the US

    It was one of the streaming services missing from our All PS5 Apps list at launch, but now HBO Max has been added to the PlayStation 5’s roster of on-demand video services. Many had expected this to be available day one, but we suppose a month wait isn’t too much of an inconvenience. The addition was inevitable when you...

  • Review When the Past Was Around - A Loving Embrace in Game Form

    Feed the birds

    A gorgeous point-and-click hidden object title, When the Past Was Around packs a lot of emotional engagement into a reasonably small package. You witness a collection of memories – some happy, some not – being revisited by the main character, Eda. Despite the sombre moments being expressed in the title, the game is able to convey...

  • News Extreme Off-Road Sim SnowRunner Brings Mods to PS4

    ModRunner

    We rather like SnowRunner here at Push Square Towers, so this news comes as a pleasant surprise. Developer Saber Interactive has now added mod support to the harsh off-roading simulator on PlayStation 4, meaning a crazy new world of possibilities has opened up. As you can see in the above trailer, you'll be able to access all kinds of...

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  • Review Madden NFL 21 (PS5) - Three and Out for Tired Football Sim

    The NFC East of sports sims

    It’s hard to find any optimism in the Madden NFL 21 community, but a few football fans with a glass half-full of Gatorade had hoped that this year’s PlayStation 4 game was so disappointing because EA Sports was all-in on the next-gen upgrade. Now the PlayStation 5 version is readily available, we’re afraid to say...

  • News SNL Skit Jokes About PS5 Stock Shortages

    Please bring me a PS5

    Lots of children will have placed the PlayStation 5 console at the top of their Christmas wish list for this year. Unfortunately, many of them will not have their wish granted due to the current PS5 stock shortage. American TV show Saturday Night Live recognises this with a comedic skit that pitches Stu as the kid writing to...

  • Feature Best PS5, PS4 Music of November 2020

    Well, well, well, what’s all this then

    That’s right, you read that headline correctly! A new generation of console gaming is upon us. That means not only do we need to alter the headline of these monthly recaps to account for Sony’s newest massive piece of hardware, but we have ourselves a very, very busy month of music to discuss. So without...

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