News - 2021, Week 40

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

Friday8th Oct 2021

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...

Wednesday6th Oct 2021

Tuesday5th Oct 2021

Monday4th Oct 2021