News - 2020, Week 47

Sunday22nd Nov 2020

Saturday21st Nov 2020

Friday20th Nov 2020

  • Guide Assassin's Creed Valhalla: All Armor Sets and Where to Find Them

    Viking plunder

    Where do you find different armor sets in Assassin's Creed Valhalla? In this Assassin's Creed Valhalla Guide, we're going to list all of the armor sets that we've found throughout the game, complete with screenshots of each complete set and location details. Assassin's Creed Valhalla Armor Sets: Armor plays a major role in...

  • News Absolutely Every PS5 Is Sold Out, Says Sony

    Company working to increase supply

    Are you trying to buy a PlayStation 5? According to boss Jim Ryan speaking with Russian outlet TASS, “absolutely everything is sold”. While there has been a trickle of PS5 stock returning to the retail channel this week, it’s gone in minutes. And the executive has revealed that, after spending much of the...

  • News PS5 Coil Whine Complaints Intensify as System Launches in Europe

    Whirred up, son

    Complaints of PlayStation 5 coil whine are not going away, as the system arrives in more homes and continues to be put through its paces. The issue is common with high-end graphics cards, so it’s not wildly surprising that Sony’s next-gen console is suffering from it – although it’s worth stressing that not everyone is...

  • Guide New PS5, PS4 Games This Week (16th November to 22nd November)

    Mortal Kombat! Katamari Damacy! More!

    What new PS5 and PS4 games are releasing in physical retailers and as part of the PlayStation Store update this week? The PlayStation 5 will finally arrive in Europe this week, but you may already own most of its launch games. Now is the time to play! For a full list of all new PS5 game release dates in 2020 and...

  • News Sony on PS5's Response to Game Pass: There Is News to Come, But Not Today

    Jim Ryan teases new initiatives

    Speaking with Russian media outlet TASS, PlayStation bigwig Jim Ryan was asked about Sony’s response to Xbox’s popular Game Pass subscription service. He replied, intriguingly: “There is actually news to come, but just not today.” The executive then went on to talk about PlayStation Now, which is the Japanese...

  • News GTA Online Adds an Entire Island in Biggest Heist Update Yet

    Due out 15th December, and can be played solo

    GTA Online’s biggest ever update will launch on 15th December on the PlayStation 5, as Rockstar Games readies the Cayo Perico Heist – a massive branch of missions set on an entirely new island. The press release teases: “Prepare to infiltrate the remote island compound of the world’s most...

  • Random This PS5 Tweet Just Ruined the DualSense Controller

    Back to the PS4 pad then

    Now that the rest of the Push Square crew has finally gotten some hands on time with the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller, we can all very confidently say that it's a genuine game-changer. The haptic feedback and adaptive triggers are two outstanding features that we hope more PS5 games adopt in the future. However, it's...

  • News Sony Unsure if PS Plus Collection Will Expand with More Games

    The wait and see approach

    If you never owned a PlayStation 4 but picked up its next-gen counterpart recently, the PlayStation Plus Collection is a pretty outstanding investment. 20 PS4 games are yours to own with an active membership, comprising of 10 first-party titles and another 10 from third-party developers. As for whether the PS Plus...

  • News PS Plus Subscriptions on Sale for Black Friday

    Discounted memberships available now

    PlayStation Plus subscriptions are on sale for Black Friday 2020, meaning you can get a year of service for 25 per cent off right now. In the UK, that works out to be a very reasonable £37.49 for 12 months, which is a decent deal. The sale’s not currently live in the United States, but we’re sure it’ll...

  • 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...

  • News Sony: We Don't Like Console Wars, Competition Makes Us Work Harder

    "It avoids us getting complacent"

    Sony boss Jim Ryan has weighed in on the latest “console war” between the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S|X, stating that he doesn’t like the term and that “it’s great there’s competition”. Speaking with Russian outlet TASS, the executive explained that strong products from the Japanese giant’s...

  • News PS5 Now Lists Black Friday Sale in PS Store, But No Deals Section Yet

    It was there before launch

    Update: The PlayStation Store on PS5 now has its own section for today's Black Friday sale. Scroll down to the Featured category and it'll be there waiting for you. Both PS5 and PS4 games are listed. Original story: The very first PS Store sale of the PlayStation 5 generation has arrived, celebrating Black Friday with a...

  • News PS5 Scalpers Are Selling Systems for $1,500/£1,000 on eBay

    Ouch

    Unfortunately, the PlayStation 5 is sold out around the world, and while we’re keeping track of PS5 stock to help you to find a console, systems are inevitably appearing on eBay at upwards of $1,500 or £1,000 a pop. A quick browse on the auction website reveals boxed consoles are being flogged at a 200 per cent mark up, as scalpers...

  • News Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition PS5 Patch Fixes 120Hz Issue

    Round two

    Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition is one of the few games on PS5 that supports up to 120 frames-per-second, but the action title launched with a rather annoying issue. In short, if you played Special Edition on a display that has 120Hz functionality, the game would lock the console to that refresh rate, regardless of your preferred...

  • News Sony Boss Jim Ryan Doesn't Know if Starfield's Coming to PS5 Anymore

    "Out of our hands"

    Starfield, the next big role-playing game from Bethesda Game Studios, was presumably pegged for the PlayStation 5 at one point. But now the developer’s in the process of being acquired by Microsoft, there are question marks over whether it’ll still release on Sony’s next-gen system at all. The Redmond firm has been...

  • News Returnal Gets Brief New PS5 Gameplay in Housemarque Dev Diary

    Every little helps

    We're all of course enjoying the PlayStation 5 and its slate of launch games, but there's plenty to look forward to in the near future. One game that's worth keeping an eye on is Returnal, a PS5 arcade action game from Resogun studio Housemarque. We've only really seen a CG trailer so far, but given the developer's back catalogue,...

  • News The Secret Behind Demon's Souls' New Door Has Been Revealed

    Armour set steeped in lore

    While Demon's Souls is a very faithful remake of the 2009 classic on PlayStation 5, Bluepoint Games has added a little something of their own. A new door was quickly discovered behind an illusory wall, with the promise of at least an item for your troubles. And after days of trial and error, the hardcore Souls community...

  • News HBO Greenlights The Last of Us TV Show, Production to Begin Soon

    It can't be for nothing

    PlayStation Productions, the new division within Sony Interactive Entertainment designed to create television and film adaptations of its popular game franchises, is really cooking now. Following the completion of principle photography for the Uncharted Movie, the group has now officially sold its previously announced first...

  • News Someone in Sweden Drew the PlayStation Symbols in the Sky

    Ace combat

    Swedish gamers were treated to an extra-special surprise earlier today, as a plane’s vapour trails were used to draw the PlayStation symbols in the sky. It’s unclear whether this was a paid promotion by Sony or just a fan, but this Stockholm pilot was clearly feeling giddy after the European launch of the PlayStation 5 this week...

  • News PS5's Worldwide Launch Lights Up the Entire Globe

    An historic event

    Sony spent a fortune marketing the PlayStation 5’s launch over the past week and a bit, which has resulted in this glossy trailer. The company — along with Amplify — lit up famous landmarks all around the world, including the Burj Khalifa. In the video embedded above, you’ll see Piccadilly Circus in London and the...

  • News Fuser 2020 Backstage Pass Kicks Off

    Lots of DLC through the end of the year

    Fuser dropped earlier this month, and we were absolutely blown away by how impressive the title was. Offering an incredible toolkit, Fuser empowers even those with no musical talent to craft masterpieces out of major artists' music. One of our biggest fears, though, was there wouldn't be a consistent pipeline...

  • Mini Review Lair of the Clockwork God (PS4) - A Witty and Effective Blend of Genres

    Point n' click platformer

    Lair of the Clockwork God presents itself predominantly as a point and click adventure game, but doubles up as a 2D platformer. Ben and Dan, who respectively personify these two disparate genres, are the stars of this quirky game, and they must work together in these opposing styles to help save the world from multiple...

Thursday19th Nov 2020

Wednesday18th Nov 2020

  • News The Forced PS5 Hardware Bundles Are Getting Bigger

    Anyone need a new chair?

    Retailers know that the world wants a PlayStation 5 and that they’ve got you by the balls. But while we could somewhat see the value of Costco Canada’s big catch-all bundle with a new Sony television and all of the accessories, this forced Curacao package has left us rolling our eyes. It’s ava

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 8.01 Is Available to Download Now

    What does it do?

    Here we go, everyone. On the eve of PlayStation 5's European launch, Sony has given PS4 owners one last thing to look forward to: a firmware update. Who doesn't love one of those? PS4 firmware update 8.01 is available to download right now, coming in at about 477MB. So, what does this system update do? What joys will this bring to...

  • News PS5 Sold Out in Japan, But Launch Numbers Are Dire

    Second-worst PlayStation launch since PS2

    PlayStation 5 has sold out in Japan, although it won’t be setting any records. In fact, predictably, this is the second-worst major PlayStation hardware launch in the region (including handhelds) since the PlayStation 2, beaten only by the PlayStation 3. The console sold 118,000 units in four days...

  • News The Last of Us 2 Dominates Game Awards 2020 Nominations

    Naughty Dog sequel up for numerous awards

    It's almost time for another Game Awards. Geoff Keighley's end-of-year awards ceremony, which doubles up as a venue for big announcements, is back once again in December. Before the show gets underway, the man himself has revealed all the nominees for each category. Surprise surprise, The Last of Us: Part II...

  • News People Are Now Livestreaming Their Attempts to Secure PS5 Stock

    Of course they are

    We suppose it was going to happen eventually in this social media world: fans are now livestreaming their attempts to secure PS5 stock. Imagine our surprise when YouTube recommended us a video earlier today of one gamer named Poy refreshing the

  • Guide How to Check You're Playing the PS5 Version of Cross-Gen Games

    Don't get caught out

    How do you check you’re playing the PS5 version of cross-gen games? Sony’s free PS4 to PS5 upgrade system is a great initiative for next-gen adopters, but it’s not always clear whether you’re playing a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 game. As part of our PS5 guide, we’re going to explain how you can check you’re...

  • News Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Still Exists as PS5 Upgrades Detailed

    Favour performance or resolution

    Damn, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint sure as hell came and went, didn't it? The tactical shooter from 2019 did not light the world on fire like its predecessor, but apparently, it has done just enough to warrant some upgrades on PlayStation 5. To be clear, these enhancements are applied to the backwards compatible version...

  • News London Underground Taken Over by PS5 with Special Signs and Rebranded Stations

    Mind the hype

    Sony likes to splash the cash on marketing for its major releases, and it doesn't get more major than a whole new console. PlayStation 5 releases tomorrow in the UK (plus other regions), and to celebrate the occasion, it's bringing the hype in the most exciting way possible: public transportation. The platform holder is pulling out...

  • News PS4 Players Can't Compare Some Trophy Lists with PS5 Profiles

    Games played only on PS5 don't appear

    Here's a little thing we've noticed during the PlayStation 5 review process: we currently can't view Trophy lists from games that were started on the new console from a PlayStation 4 system. When you go to compare Trophies, those new titles appear blank without any information on what the PS5 user has done. We...

  • Weirdness Even Philadelphia Is Piggy-Backing the PS5 Hype

    Cultural impact

    Just when you think you’ve seen it all, the creators of sumptuous cream cheese Philadelphia have come up with a cheesecake kit that parodies the PlayStation 5. Named the Philly Series 5, this silly promotional product references both next-gen consoles – but best resembles Sony’s new machine. “The Philly Series 5 kit comes...

  • News The Game Awards Nominations Mark an Incredible Final Year for PS4

    First-party prowess

    Hardware manufacturers typically slow down their first-party output for a console in the lead-up to the launch of the next one, but Sony doesn't follow the mantra these days. The Game Awards has revealed the nominations for this year's show and games you can only play on PlayStation 4 lead the pack by a very significant margin...

  • News Spider-Man PS4 Allegedly Sells More Than 20 Million Copies

    LinkedIn says so

    According to the LinkedIn page of David Bull, Global Marketing Leader at PlayStation, Marvel's Spider-Man has sold more than 20 million copies since its September 2018 launch on PlayStation 4. That's an absolutely astounding statistic that builds upon the already supremely impressive 13.2 million sales from back in August 2019. We...

  • News Star Wars: Squadrons Says No Post-Launch Content, Then Reveals Some

    New map and two more ships

    Star Wars: Squadrons developer EA Motive said it was "not planning to add more content" after the game's launch back in early October. And yet here we are, roughly six weeks later, with an official post detailing two new updates planned for the coming weeks that will add a new map and two more ships to pilot. We can't...

  • News Embracer Group Just Casually Bought Another 13 Developers

    Flying Wild Hog the most high profile

    Whilst we're sat at the dining table eating our breakfast in the morning, we like to imagine the CEO of Embracer Group was up and ready to go three hours before us preparing plans to buy yet another developer. And they do this every single day of the week. Yes, the company that THQ Nordic and Koch Media both...

  • News Madden NFL 21 Improves Gameplay with NFL Next-Gen Stats on PS5

    Next-gen stats

    EA Sports has finally detailed Madden NFL 21 for the PlayStation 5, and its headline feature is the integration of NFL Next-Gen Stats. You may have heard about this while watching NFL broadcasts for the past five seasons. For those of you who don’t know, there’s a lot more going on with each player’s padding than protection from...

  • News Hitman Developer IO Interactive to Reveal New Project Tomorrow

    Probably not a Hitman game

    IO Interactive is still a few months away from putting out Hitman 3 on PlayStation 5, but the studio is already gearing up to reveal its next project. That announcement will take place tomorrow at 2pm GMT/3pm CET /6am PT/9am ET over on the developer's YouTube channel. The team stopped short of giving away any further...

  • Random Want to Eat Bugsnax For Real? One Food Blog Is Making It Happen

    Who's hungry

    If you've been playing Bugsnax, you might have found yourself getting a little peckish with all the food-related goodness onscreen. The game has you exploring a mysterious island where sentient sustenance roams free, and honestly, some of those beasties look delicious. There are certainly a handful of culinary creatures we'd like for...

Tuesday17th Nov 2020

  • Guide All PS5 Launch Games

    Every PlayStation 5 game available day one

    Looking for a list of all PS5 launch games? You probably want to know which PlayStation 5 games you'll be able to buy alongside the system. As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to list all PS5 launch games. You can also find out more about the PS5 release date, PS5 pric

  • Guide PS5 Price: How Much Will PlayStation 5 Cost?

    All latest PS5 pricing information

    What is the PS5 price? You're probably eager to know how much the PlayStation 5 will cost you to buy, especially if you need to save up for the next-gen system. As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to share the latest information on the PS5 price, but if you're looking for PS5 release date and

  • Guide PS5 vs Xbox Series X vs Xbox Series S: Full Tech Specs Comparison

    Is PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, or Xbox Series S more powerful?

    In this full tech specs comparison, we're going to pit the PS5 vs Xbox Series X vs Xbox Series S. As part of our PS5 guide, we want to answer the question: is the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S more powerful? Now that Sony has lifted the lid on PS5's tech specs, we can...

  • Guide PS5 SSD: How Much Storage Space Does It Have?

    Space invaders

    How much storage space does PS5's SSD have? With all games requiring an install and many choosing to purchase software through the PlayStation Store, you may be wondering how much storage space there is on PS5, especially if you're planning to purchase the PS5 Digital Edition (See Also: PS5 Digital Edition vs PS5: What's the...

  • Guide Can You Use a PS4 Controller on PS5?

    Will DualShock 4 work with PlayStation 5?

    Can you use a PS4 controller on the PS5? Will the DualShock 4 work with the PlayStation 5? Controller compatibility is one of the biggest questions pointed at the PS5 right now – especially with Sony confirming PS5 backwards compatibility. We're going to learn whether you can use a PS4 controller on PS5 as...

  • Guide Will PS5 Games Be 60 Frames-Per-Second?

    And will PlayStation 5 improve the framerate of PS4 games?

    Will PS5 games be 60 frames-per-second? Frames-per-second, or 'fps' for short, refers to the visual "smoothness" of a video game. Generally speaking, the higher the framerate, or frames-per-second, the smoother the moving image on your display will be. A higher frame rate is also preferable...

  • Guide PS5 Controller: DualSense Features, Price, and Battery Life

    Everything we know about PlayStation 5's DualSense controller

    PS5's controller DualSense is one of the biggest innovations Sony is bringing to next-gen. Naturally, there are lots of questions floating around about the PS5's pad, including its features, price, and battery life. As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to tell you everything we know...

  • Guide PS5 Vertical vs Horizontal: Can PlayStation 5 Go on Its Side?

    Do you have to stand PS5 up?

    Can PS5 go on its side? Many are eager to know whether you can use the PlayStation 5 horizontally, or if you have to play with the console stood up. When Sony unveiled the PS5 console, it did so by showing the machine stood up vertically. It looks great in this formation, but what if you want to lay your PS5 down on its...

  • Guide Do You Need PS Plus for PS5 Multiplayer?

    Do you need PlayStation Plus to play PS5 online?

    Will PS Plus be required on PS5? Will you need PlayStation Plus to play online multiplayer on PlayStation 5? PlayStation Plus will carry over into the next generation, but will it remain a requirement for online play on PS5? As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to look at the features and services...

  • News This Is What Cyberpunk 2077 Looks Like on PS5 and PS4, Basically

    Xbox footage released

    Following the game's most recent delay to the 10th December, speculation over the state of Cyberpunk 2077 on consoles has been rampant. Even CD Projekt Red itself has said that current-gen console polish was the main reason for the aforementioned delay. And in a bid to help answer some of the questions about how the title runs...

  • News Cyberpunk 2077 Physical Edition Comes with Two Blu-ray Discs on PS4

    Big data

    Cyberpunk 2077 was meant to release later this week, but it was of course delayed once again. Now scheduled for 10th December, the gigantic sci-fi RPG is now just a few weeks away after a seriously drawn-out development. One retailer employee has given fans a glimmer of hope that it really will launch next month, with photos of...

  • Guide Will PS5 Games Play on PS4?

    Will PS5 games run on PS4?

    Will PS5 games play on PS4? Can you play your new PS5 games on your PS4 console? You might be wondering if Sony plans to make its PS5 games compatible with PS4. As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to answer this question right here. Microsoft has been making a big deal out of the fact that any Xbox Series X games it

  • News Sony Thinks PS5's Storage Space 'Should Be Fine'

    Company seemingly has data to back that up

    The biggest criticism of Sony’s next-gen system in our PS5 review was its limited storage space, with little over 665GB available at launch. The platform holder has enabled the use of external hard drives for PlayStation 4 games, and it’s also said it’s looking into ways users can offload next-gen...

  • News PS5's First Firmware Update Is Available to Download Now

    Thanks for beta testing

    Just five days after its US launch and 48 hours before its arrival across European shores, the PlayStation 5 has its very first public firmware update. Version 20.02-02.25.00 is available to download right now on the console, and is said to do the one thing we all knew and loved back on the PlayStation 4. Yes, this first PS5...

  • Guide Do PS Plus Subscribers Get Free PS5 Games?

    Will PS5 games be part of PS Plus?

    Will PS Plus members get free PlayStation 5 games? The PlayStation Plus service is set to carry over into the next generation of Sony systems, meaning that subscribers will have certain expectations from the moment they sign in and start playing on PS5. As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to consider whether PS...

  • News PS5 Fans Hope New Firmware Update Fixes Issues

    Launch week woes

    It’s been almost a week since the PlayStation 5 launched in the United States, and while it’s been a relatively smooth launch overall, there have been a few niggles that have concerned early adopters. Namely, Sony’s next-gen console has been prone to crashing, with Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered causing particular problems...

  • News PS5's Hidden Web Browser Can Be Used if You Know How

    Going surfin'

    The official line from Sony is that the PlayStation 5 doesn’t have a web browser, but if you know where to look then you’ll know that’s not true. When linking a Twitter account in Settings > Users and Accounts > Link with Other Services, if you back out of the authorisation process then login to your account, you’ll see...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Reddit Page Ablaze with Complaints

    Skill-based matchmaking causes trouble

    It's probably fair to say that the hardcore Call of Duty community hasn't taken too kindly to the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. With skill-based matchmaking at the forefront of multiplayer complaints, those playing the game day in and day out are racking up a huge list of problems the latest entry...

  • News Games Journalist Alanah Pearce Joins Sony Santa Monica

    New recruits

    Alanah Pearce, an ex-IGN games journalist who most recently worked for Rooster Teeth, has joined Sony Santa Monica as a writer. The Australian scribe – who has a massive social media following, including a YouTube channel with over 500k subscribers – announced the news on Twitter earlier today. “I’m finally allowed to

  • 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...

  • News Sony Believes PS5 Game Pricing Is Fair, Denies It Considered Charging More

    Jim Ryan reckons the games are worth it

    The price of PlayStation 5 games has gone up, but many in Europe specifically have been disgusted by the massive increase. Purchasing a title like Demon’s Souls in the UK costs £70, which converts to almost $93. Now, obviously the British pricing includes VAT, but many feel it’s still far too much for a...

  • Guide All PS5 Games with PSVR Support

    Every PlayStation 5 game compatible with PlayStation VR

    What PS5 games with PSVR support are available? Sony’s next-gen console is fully compatible with PlayStation VR, and you may be looking for a list of titles that take advantage of the virtual reality headset. As part of our PS5 guide, we’ve excluded backwards compatible software (See Also:...

  • News PlayStation Boss Can't Comment on God of War Ragnarok Being a PS5 Exclusive

    Hmmm

    Will God of War Ragnarok be exclusive to PS5? Or will it be a cross-gen title, like Horizon Forbidden West? The simple answer is that, right now, we don't know. And apparently, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan doesn't want to talk about it. In an interview with The Telegraph — which covers Sony's next-gen console in general — Ryan is asked...

  • Guide Can You Download PS Now Games on PS5?

    Can you use PlayStation Now to download games to PS5?

    Can you download PS Now games on PS5? Can you download from PlayStation Now as well as stream on PS5? Sony introduced the ability to download certain games direct to your PS4 in a significant update to PS Now. Will this functionality be present on PS5 as well? As part of our PS5 guide, we'll give...

  • News Cyberpunk 2077 PS5, PS4 Gameplay Coming in the Near Future

    Almost go time, Samurai

    Earlier today, we got a glimpse of Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay running on an Xbox One X and Xbox Series X. The PlayStation counterparts to those two consoles are very likely to look and run extremely similar, but it won't be too long before we get a look at the real deal. A press release has confirmed that footage of Cyberpunk...

  • Guide PS5 DualSense Create Button: What Does It Do?

    What does the Create button do on PS5?

    The PS5 controller, named DualSense, has a brand new button called Create. Situated on the left side of the touch pad, Create is an evolution of the PS4 controller's Share button. So, what exactly can this new button do? As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to tell you everything we know about the Create butto

  • News Claim Another Easy Platinum Trophy with My Name Is Mayo 2, Out Today on PS4

    Bump up that Trophy level

    My Name Is Mayo is infamous for being an easy, ultra cheap way to get a platinum Trophy on PlayStation 4. Despite very limited gameplay — you're just clicking a jar of mayonnaise — it's proven very popular, especially with dedicated Trophy hunters. If you can't resist the sheen of a full Trophy cabinet, good news: My...

  • News PS5 Stunner Kena: Bridge of Spirits Still on Track for Early 2021

    One to look forward to

    Kena: Bridge of Spirits was scheduled to launch alongside the PlayStation 5, but was delayed earlier in the year. It’s no bother – there’s plenty to play on Sony’s new system – but some fans were worried when the PlayStation website listed the title for release in Q4 2021. That would be a pretty hefty rescheduling…...

  • News Assassin's Creed Valhalla Skewers Largest Launch in Series History

    Norse to see

    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has proved a hit with players, as the series secured its largest launch in series history. That means it outpaced previous record holder Assassin’s Creed III, which sold around 3.5 million units during its first week. Here’s the PR for precise wording: “Building on favourable review scores and early...

  • News The Serious Sam Collection Is Out Now on PS4

    Double the gun, double the fun

    If you're up for a bit of mindless and chaotic FPS action on this fine Tuesday afternoon, look no further than the Serious Sam Collection. This bundle of the three classic games is out now on PlayStation 4, with support on PlayStation 5 with backwards compatibility, costing £24.99/$29.99 on the PlayStation Store. It...

  • News PS5 Lets You Actually Keep Up with Gaming Podcasts

    Spotify makes it easy

    It's time to own up: how many of you subscribe to gaming podcasts, but quickly find yourself weeks behind schedule as you either forget to listen to them or simply don't find the time to? We know there's probably quite a few of you (that includes ourselves), but the PlayStation 5 appears to have a really easy way to stop that...

  • News Astro's Playroom Impresses PS5 Gamers with Its Finer Details

    Raindrops form familiar shapes

    Many of you will have already experienced it through to the very end, but for us lot still waiting to get our hands on the PlayStation 5 (hurry up Thursday), Astro's Playroom is still a seriously exciting prospect. This scribe is going to kickstart the generation by playing the free pack-in game first while Demon's...

  • Mini Review Five Dates (PS4) - Interactive Romantic Comedy So Bad It's Almost Good

    Daters gonna date

    "I've got a surprise for you," says Vinny to his friend Callum over a video call: "I've joined a dating app!" Callum reacts with such glee, one would be forgiven for thinking that Vinny had just announced the reformation of The Beatles. Surely everyone uses dating apps in 2020? Who wants to awkwardly wander up to someone in a bar...

  • News Now They've Got Stephen A Smith Promoting Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

    Stay off the weed

    The marketing budget for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales always looked pretty big, but it’s gotten mental over the past week or so. We’ve had licensed Adidas sneakers, Jaden Smith music videos, and now… ESPN’s Stephen A Smith! But no

  • News Immortals Fenyx Rising Details Three Post-Launch Expansions for PS5, PS4

    Because it's a Ubisoft game

    If you thought that the Immortals Fenyx Rising experience would start and promptly end on 3rd December 2020, you mustn't know how Ubisoft does things nowadays. The French publisher has today confirmed extensive post-launch support for the open-world title, taking the form of three pieces of DLC. All of them are...

  • News You Can Mute All PS5 Audio with the DualSense's Microphone Button

    Just hold it down

    The new PlayStation 5 discoveries keep cranking up – even a week after the system’s American launch. Did you know, for example, that the DualSense’s mute button can also be used to quickly and conveniently turn off all of the system’s sound? You may want to do this if someone’s trying to speak to you, or if you need to...

Monday16th Nov 2020