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  • Guide Why Does PS5, PS4 Copying Update Files Take So Long?

    What is copying on PS5 and PS4, and why is it so slow?

    What does PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 4 copying update files mean? Why is your PS5 or PS4 copying update files? Why does copying on PS5 and PS4 take such a long time? On PS4, once you've downloaded a game update, the console will begin a tedious "copying" procedure, which can take a long time...

  • Guide Best Sports Games for PS4

    The best sports games on the PlayStation 4

    What are the best sports games for PS4? Whether you’re a die-hard footie aficionado or a casual basketball gazer, there’s no question that sports games are by far some of the most popular on consoles like the PlayStation 4. Spanning both hardcore simulations and more arcade-like adaptations, we’ve...

  • News Retro Future Sci-Fi Thriller The Invincible Looks Out of This World on PS5

    No man's sky

    Well, this is a pleasant surprise. Polish author Stanisław Lem’s 1964 novel, The Invincible, is coming to the PlayStation 5 – and here’s your first glimpse of the adaptation, developed by Starward Industries. “Waking up as a space scientist on a hostile planet, you embark on a mysterious mission to find the missing crew of your...

  • News Saints Row Gameplay Shows Combat and Chaotic Cop Chases

    Freeze!

    This video from Game Informer is probably our best look at the new Saints Row so far. The gameplay embedded above certainly entertains, as the Boss attempts to escape the clutches of law enforcement. It's got high-speed crashes, exploding cars, and a glimpse of gunplay. That said, there is a point in this footage where the cops just seem to...

  • News Apple Music Could Be Coming to PS5

    Music subscription service might be hitting PS5 in the near future

    Spotify has been partnered with PlayStation for a number of years, with the app integrated into both the PS5 and PS4 systems. It's obviously a great way to get your tunes onto your console, granting you access to countless artists, songs, and podcasts. That's all well and good, but...

  • Poll What Review Score Would You Give Deathloop?

    Breaking the loop

    It's been a whole month since the release of Deathloop on PlayStation 5. Dishonored developer Arkane's newest non-linear excursion was a hit with critics, attracting high review scores across the board. We gave it a very respectable 8/10 in our Deathloop PS5 review, in which we concluded: "Few games have the confidence and swagger...

  • Video 5 Ways PS Vita Was Ahead of Its Time

    Sony's handheld system switched it up

    With developers working tirelessly to take advantage of its unique feature-set, the PS Vita should have been a portable primed to succeed. Looking back, though, Sony’s second handheld never felt like it realised its full potential. It all started with that beautifully bright OLED screen, of course, presenting...

  • News PS5 Stock Incoming for Holiday Season as Sony Asks US Buyers to Register Now

    Good luck

    PS5 stock shortages are still a thing, if you can believe it. The current-gen console is still incredibly hard to find, and with the holidays fast approaching, Sony is now asking potential buyers to register ahead of the next restock. Crazy! To be clear, this restock registering is currently only available in the US. You need to click...

  • Mini Review Actraiser Renaissance (PS4) - SNES Remake Is a Game of Three Thirds

    Generous, gabby god game

    Praised for being "A Game of Two Halves" in issue two of Super Play, gaming magazines like CVG and Mean Machines were consistent in applauding SNES ActRaiser in the early 1990s for combining two contrasting gameplay styles. This effective structure is preserved in PS4 Actraiser Renaissance, as this remake retains the...

  • News Deathloop Patch 1.1 Fixes PS5 Specific Issues and Glitches

    Enemy AI upgraded too

    It's been a hot second or two since Deathloop launched on PlayStation 5, but Arkane Studios isn't about to abandon the title as its first post-launch has just been deployed. It's a hefty one, weighing in at 5.213GB, and it addresses all sorts of problems. PS5 specific features such as Game Help and Activity Cards have been...

  • News Madden NFL 22's Revamped Scouting Releases on PS5, PS4

    Dig into the details

    A fairly large part of Madden NFL 22’s pre-release hype cycle focused on the changes that EA Sports is making to the game’s Scouting system in Franchise mode. This was, at launch and in previous entries, fairly rudimentary. You’d get a handful of points each week which you could spend to reveal further information about...

  • News Grid-Based RPG Dungeon Encounters Out Now on PS4

    PS Plus discount available

    Square Enix has a brand new RPG launching on PlayStation 4 today, and there's a fairly good chance you've never heard of it. Announced just a few weeks ago alongside the quite promising Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars, grid-based RPG Dungeon Encounters can be picked up now from the PS Store. Better ye

  • News Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies Has a Familiar Feel in Reveal Trailer

    To the tune of Billie Eilish

    The Zombies modes in Call of Duty titles are more important than ever right now, so much so that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War creator Treyarch has been asked to set some time aside to be the sole developer of the undead offering in next month's Call of Duty: Vanguard. Today's trailer reveals what the team has been...

  • News Battlefield 2042 Hazard Zone Sounds Like the Game's Most Intense Mode

    A "high-stakes, one-life experience"

    After months of teasing, EA DICE has finally revealed the third pillar of multiplayer title Battlefield 2042. Along with the usual online suite of modes and Battlefield Portal will be Hazard Zone, a hardcore offering in the same vein as the likes of Escape from Tarkov and Hunt: Showdown. Online squads must...

  • News Rocket League Goes Gotham in Haunted Hallows Event

    They ain't jokin'

    Soccer, cars… And now DC Comics? For its annual Halloween event, Psyonix has paired up with Warner Bros to bring a Batman-themed gameplay mode to Rocket League. Inspired by ordinary Rumble, the new Gotham City Rumble – available now – will see you using power-ups inspired by Batman and many of his enemies, including the likes...

Wednesday13th Oct 2021

Tuesday12th Oct 2021

  • Guide New PS5 Games Release Dates in 2021

    All 2021's upcoming PlayStation 5 launch dates

    What new PS4 games release dates in 2021 are coming up? We’ve got you covered with a full list of 2021 PlayStation 5 release dates. 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...

  • 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 Best PS5 Racing Games

    The best racing and driving games on PlayStation 5

    What are the best PS5 racing games? If you're looking to get behind the wheel and do some dangerous driving on PS5, we've got you covered. Whether it's realistic sim racers or knockabout, crash-happy action, there are some great racing games already on PS5. As part of our larger best PS5 games list,...

  • News Samsung Designing New 980 Pro SSD Model Around PS5

    Heatsink ready

    The Samsung 980 Pro is one of the better SSDs you can fit into your PlayStation 5, but it's currently being sold without a heatsink, meaning you'll have to buy one separately and attach it yourself. That's not a particularly tough task, but it may prove daunting for those who don't wish to treat their console like a PC. Good news then...

  • News PlayStation Japan to Host Elden Ring, Dragon Quest X Offline, Horizon Showcase

    Play! Play! Play!

    Cast your mind back a year or so and you may remember Japanese streamers and YouTubers being some of the first in the world to see the PlayStation 5 console and selection of launch games in the flesh, and then post hands on videos about them. It was a fun little way of showing the system off, and now Sony is doing a similar sort of...

  • News Have a Gander at Saints Row's Santa Ileso

    Los Sandbox

    Presenting unpolished pre-alpha footage of a game already under intense scrutiny like Saints Row probably isn’t the best idea, but here it is anyway. As part of its cover story coverage, Deep Silver has provided Game Informer with a couple of minutes of open world footage from the upcoming open worlder – presented without commentary,...

  • Soapbox Some Games Assume You Know How to Play Them, and It's Kinda Weird

    Stephen laments unwritten rules that might alienate newcomers

    Video games can be difficult to get into — or at least, they might appear that way from the outside looking in. Within the last five or 10 years, though, it's an industry that has opened up in a lot of ways. Technology like motion controls and smartphones have broken down barriers and...

  • News Saints Row's Open World Looks Nice and Varied in New Districts Trailer

    Yours to conquer

    The new Saints Row has you and your gang start out at the bottom of the criminal organisation ladder. It's up to you to grow your empire and take control of the game's sandbox city, which is apparently made up of fifteen different districts, all with their own unique look and landmarks. Honestly, Santo Ileso shows a lot of promise...

  • News Headbang Your Way Through Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy PS5, PS4 Launch Trailer

    Come and get your love

    Square Enix hasn’t had the easiest time capturing the irreverent nature of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy in trailers, but this launch trailer nails it. Dropping a good two weeks prior to the Eidos Montreal adventure’s PlayStation 5 and PS4 release date, the 120-second hype builder has a good mix of humour, outright...

  • News Battlefield 2042 Hazard Zone Reveal Coming This Thursday

    New "high-stakes multiplayer" mode

    The Battlefield 2042 YouTube channel is the place to be this Thursday as developer EA DICE plans to finally share what its new Hazard Zone mode is all about. Scheduled to premiere at 4pm BST / 8am PT / 11am ET, it'll be our first official look at what is described as "an all-new high-stakes multiplayer experience"...

  • News Shin Megami Tensei Offshoot Monark Dated for February 2022

    Plus new trailer

    Shin Megami Tensei V may only be releasing on Nintendo Switch, but at least the offshoot made by former Atlus staff will hit PlayStation 5 and PS4 just a few months afterwards. Monark from NIS America will launch on 25th February 2022, and the new trailer embedded above shares a slice of the action as well as introducing many of the...

  • News EA Sports FC Could Be the New Name for FIFA Games

    Contract negotiations

    You’ve got to give credit: FIFA, as a brand, is more synonymous with EA Sports’ soccer simulation these days than the shady organisation it’s named after. But licensing that name comes at a significant cost to the publisher, and it admitted recently that it’s looking to alternatives as it renegotiates its relationship...

  • News Unlock Call of Duty: Vanguard Guns in Warzone Starting Today

    Test the M1 Garand and STG

    Activision has sprung a pleasant surprise on Call of Duty: Warzone players: two Call of Duty: Vanguard guns have been added to the Season Six Battle Pass, meaning you can test them in the Battle Royale shooter three weeks early. The M1 Garand and STG are now free unlocks on the Battle Pass at certain tiers along with 20...

Monday11th Oct 2021

Sunday10th Oct 2021

  • Poll What Review Score Would You Give Tales of Arise?

    Risen

    It's been a whole month since the launch of Tales of Arise, the latest entry in Bandai Namco's long running role-playing series. The game went down extremely well with critics, and it now sits as one of the highest rated titles of 2021. Needless to say, Tales of Arise has been a big hit for the Japanese publisher. It sold over one million...

Saturday9th Oct 2021

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Thursday7th Oct 2021

  • Guide Best PS4 FPS Games

    Shoot to kill

    What are the best PS4 FPS games? First person shooters have evolved a lot over the last couple of generations. The genre has become broad and surprisingly varied, boasting titles that cover a wide range of themes, tones, and concepts. Whether you're into sci-fi, real world wars, or you just like filling ugly monsters with lead, your...

  • News A New PS5 Firmware Update Is Available to Download Right Now

    What does firmware 21.02-04.02.00 do?

    Sony has just released another PlayStation 5 system software update. A couple of weeks following the arrival of PS5's largest firmware update yet, a fresh patch is available, and ready to download and install right now. The latest PS5 firmware update version is 21.02-04.02.00, and it comes in at 913.7MB. Don't...

  • Guide PS4 Games That Need a PS5 Patch

    60fps, please

    There are still PS4 games that need a PS5 patch. In this PS5 guide, we're going to list some of our favourite PS4 games that haven't yet been optimised for PS5, meaning that either their frame-rate is stuck at 30, or their resolution is in need of enhancement. To be clear, a lot of PS4 games have been updated to run better on PS5...

  • News Play At Home Pushes Over 60 Million Downloads on PS5, PS4

    Astronomical numbers for lockdown goodwill gesture

    One of the few bright lights during the height of the pandemic was Sony’s Play At Home program, which saw it giveaway Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey during the first lockdown, and then a ton of titles earlier this year. These were free games, no strings attached, with no...

  • News Tales of Arise Free DLC Adds Two New Difficulty Levels

    Into the unknown

    Tales of Arise has just received a bit of an update — but you won't have to download any kind of patch. Instead, you'll need to head over to the PlayStation Store and grab the free 'Additional Difficulty Pack'. If you can't find it by searching, you can always go to the game's main product page, and it should be listed there...

  • News Four Different PlayStation Games Top Japanese Charts for the First Time in Ages

    No, really

    It's been a long, long time since Sony had any real say in the Japanese software charts, which makes this week's list especially interesting. Not one, not two, not three, but four PlayStation games sit at the top of the charts. They're all PS4 titles, granted, but this is still an incredibly rare win for a company other than Nintendo...

  • News Sony: The Pipeline of Games for PS5 Is Just Fantastic

    "By far the strongest we've ever had"

    Speaking as part of a candid interview with GamesIndustry.biz, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan said that the business is defined by three key attributes: games, community, and the brand. According to the bigwig, Sony’s gaming division has always been “cool”, and when prompted to describe what makes the...

  • News PlayStation Boss Wants a Future Where Sony Games Aren't Gated from a Wider Audience

    "To gate the audience frustrates me"

    While we’re all very familiar with the console market as it is, we can comfortably assume that one day it will change. Brands like PlayStation and Xbox are, slowly but surely, becoming hardware agnostic – we’ve already seen a handful of first-party Sony exclusives release on PC, and the manufacturer has...

  • News Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Looks Like a Total Cheese Fest

    Itchy tasty

    Here’s your first look at Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, the new movie starring Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield. Unlike the Milla Jovovich flicks, this is sticking closer to the source material, meaning there are an abundance of references to the original PlayStation game, including the iconic scene of the zombie looking...

  • News Battlefield 2042 Now Supports Dual Entitlement Digitally on PS5

    EA alters policy

    Correction: In this article, we originally suggested that Battlefield 2042 has a free PS4 to PS5 upgrade, but that's not technically true. You'll only be entitled to the Cross-Gen Bundle if you purchase the PS5 version of the game digitally. Buying the PS4 version of the game digitally will not get you the Cross-Gen Bundle. Of...

  • News EA Sports' Future FIFA Games Might Not Be Called FIFA

    EA considering rebrand of football sims going forward

    Electronic Arts is reviewing its licensing agreement with FIFA that lets it use the brand for its ultra-popular football games. FIFA, or Federation Internationale de Football Association, is the organisation that governs global football (or soccer, if you want), and it's also been the name of EA...

  • Video Was 2011 the Best Year Ever for PlayStation?

    It only does everything

    When it comes to nailing down what are the best ever years for gaming history, the usual gamut of 2001, 1998, and sometimes 2013 are likely to pop up. However, when it comes to PlayStation being at the absolute height of its power, one of the years absolutely worth mentioning is 2011. Why? Well, it was the era of Kevin...

  • Mini Review KeyWe (PS5) - Two Birdbrains Are Better Than One in Quirky Co-Op Title

    Birds of a feather work together

    KeyWe has about as left field a premise for a game as we've ever heard, but somehow, this co-op game about running a postal service as a pair of kiwi birds makes it work. Two players control Jeff and Debra, new recruits to the Bungalow Basin telepost station who also happen to be New Zealand's native flightless...

  • News Riders Republic to Add BMXs, Rocket Powered Skis, and Seasonal Events

    Bunny hop to it

    Riders Republic is a modern video game, which means even though it’s not out yet, Ubisoft is already flogging a Year 1 Pass. As such, here’s everything that the French firm is adding over the next 12 months (!!!) – including BMX bikes and a bunch of Exotic Kits, featuring rocket-powered skis. There are also a bunch of cosmetics...

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  • Poll Are You Happy With Your PS Plus Games for October 2021?

    Plus or minus?

    Do you remember a time when the monthly PS Plus games weren't leaked days in advance of the official reveal? The subscription service's offerings have been accurately outed five months in a row, with October's selection being correctly called last weekend. When will it end? To recap, October's lineup includes Hell Let Loose (PS5),...

  • News FIFA 22 Goes Full Anime with Pricey Premium Cosmetics

    Weeb Wanderers

    The theme, bizarrely, for the first season of FIFA 22 is neo-future sci-fi, and EA Sports has marked the occasion with a round of premium cosmetics, available from the release’s in-game store. Purchasable with Coins or FIFA Points, these unusual customisation items even have their own story, centring on a character called Mirai and...

Saturday2nd Oct 2021

Friday1st Oct 2021