Guide PS5 Stock: Where To Buy PlayStation 5 in June 2023
Best PS5 console deals and bundles
Guide PS4 to PS5: All Games with Confirmed Free Upgrades
Every game that lets you transfer from PS4 to PS5
Guide Horizon Forbidden West: All Quests
A complete mission list for Horizon Forbidden West
Guide Horizon Forbidden West: All Outfits, Armor, and Best Outfits to Use
All the Outfits in Horizon Forbidden West
The 50 best games on PS4
News - April, 2023
Sunday30th Apr 2023
Guide Upcoming PS5, PS4 Games for May and June 2023
Lord of the Rings! Street Fighter! Final Fantasy!
Summer is fast approaching and the games just keep on coming, with plenty of fantastic titles heading our way over the next couple of months. As always, we've been busy putting together some highlights headed to both PlayStation 5 and PS4, as well as a larger selection of games that'll be available...
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: How to Earn Stellar Jade
A critically important currency
Looking for how to earn Stellar Jade in Honkai: Star Rail? Stellar Jade is one of many currencies in HoYoverse's spacefaring affair, but it's arguably one of the most important, as it's used to purchase Star Rail Special Passes. On this page, as part of our Honkai: Star Rail guide
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: Is the Express Supply Pass Worth It?
Is the Express Supply Pass worth it in Honkai: Star Rail? There are a number of ways to spend real-money while you're aboard the Astral Express, including on Oneiric Shards, but the Express Supply Pass represents a relatively low investment for some pretty significant rewards. On this page, as part of our Honkai: Star Rail guide,...
Feature Net Yaroze - Sony’s Fascinating First Foray into the World of Indie Game Development
Let's do it together
In the 1980s, the hobbyist game development scene was absolutely thriving in the UK. Home computers like the ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, and Commodore 64 all allowed their users to write custom code from scratch, in what was known as the Basic programming language. As a result, each system had an incredibly dedicated audience of...
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: How to Earn Credits
Increase your income
Looking for how to earn Credits in Honkai: Star Rail? Credits are a currency in HoYoverse's spacefaring turnbased RPG which are required to purchase inventory items, upgrade characters, enhance Light Cones, and much more. On this page, as part of our Honkai: Star Rail guide, we're going to explain how to earn Credits. Honkai:...
Saturday29th Apr 2023
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: Can You Play It on PS5, PS4?
Can you play Honkai: Star Rail on PS5 and PS4? The latest game from Genshin Impact developer HoYoverse is creating quite a buzz in the gacha gaming community, following its release on 26th April, 2023 for PC and smartphones. But fans have been been wondering if the title will release on PlayStation consoles. As part of our Honkai: Star...
News Activision Poised to Pocket a Cool $3 Billion if Xbox Buyout Breaks Down
Must be funny
Microsoft’s unfathomable $69 billion buyout of Activision Blizzard is hanging by a thread after the deal was blocked by UK regulators earlier this week. In the aftermath of the decision, the trillion dollar tech titan immediately went on a rampage, piling pressure on the government by
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: How to Earn Star Rail Passes and Star Rail Special Passes
Warp this way
Looking for how to earn Star Rail Passes and Star Rail Special Passes in Honkai: Star Rail? These tickets are arguably the most important items in HoYoverse's hit turnbased RPG, as they feed into the game's gacha system. Spending both Star Rail Passes and Star Rail Special Passes will allow you to pull on Banners, unlocking new...
Poll Are You Happy with Your PS Plus Essential Games for May 2023?
Plus or minus?
May 2023's PS Plus Essential games were leaked just hours ahead of their official reveal earlier this week, and it's fair to say that the lineup divided opinion on both occasions. To be fair, it is a bit of an odd selection. We've got GRID Legends headlining things — a solid racer with some questionable FMV story stuff thrown in...
Feature Best PSVR Games We Want Upgraded for PSVR2
With the PSVR2 honeymoon now over and the immediate future looking a tiny little bit light in terms of upcoming titles, we’ve compiled a list of PSVR games we’d like to see either updated or upgraded for PlayStation’s latest headset. Remember, if you'd like a more definitive list of Best PSVR2 Games you can buy right now...
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: How to Earn Oneiric Shards
Looking for how to earn Oneiric Shards in Honkai: Star Rail? Oneiric Shards are the primary form of paid currency in Honkai: Star Rail, and can be transformed into Stellar Jade or spent on cosmetic items and bundles. On this page, as part of our Honkai: Star Rail guide, we're going to
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: Best Trailblazer to Choose
Pick the right protagonist
What's the best Trailblazer to choose in Honkai: Star Rail? At the beginning of your adventure aboard the Astral Express, you'll be given the option to select either a male or female Trailblazer, which represents your first big decision in the game. As part of our Honkai: Star Rail guide, we're going to determine the best...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 474
Who's a Survivor?
The release calendar has really gone hard this year, and while May is looking a little quieter, it shows no signs of slowing in June. If you're not picking up Star Wars this week, then it may be a good opportunity to work on your backlog. Jamie O'Neill: Time Extension recently published a What's the Best Wonder Boy Game? readers'...
Friday28th Apr 2023
Guide Star Wars Jedi: Survivor: All Rumors Locations and Walkthroughs
Where to find and then complete every Rumor
What are all Rumors locations and walkthroughs for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor? As part of our Star Wars Jedi: Survivor guide, we're covering all Rumors by providing the locations of where you can start them and then brief Walkthroughs to help you finish each one. <blocks> Did you find our All Rumors...
Guide Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Trophy Guide: All Trophies and How to Unlock the Platinum
How to unlock all Trophies in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Are you looking for a Trophy guide for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor? As part of our Star Wars Jedi: Survivor guide, we're going to help you unlock all Trophies and reveal how to get the Platinum Trophy. Our Trophy roadmap will answer questions like whether there are any Missable Trophies or...
Guide Star Wars Jedi: Survivor: All Enemy Scan Locations for the Tactical Guide
Intergalactic Geographic Trophy guide
What are all enemy scan locations for the Tactical Guide in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor? As part of our Star Wars Jedi: Survivor guide, we're creating walkthroughs for specific Trophies. Completing th
Soapbox I No Longer Think Subscriptions Like PS Plus, Xbox Game Pass Are the Future of Gaming
Sammy weighs in on the subscription debate
In this job, there are clear and obvious trends that dominate the discussion, sometimes for years at a time. I’ve been running Push Square for well over a decade now, and I’m lucky enough to have reported on many of the defining moments that have engaged enthusiasts: there was the battle for motion...
News Star Wars Jedi: Survivor PS5 Bugs Will Be Squashed Across Weeks of Patches
"For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is out today, and we loved it. We already brought you word of the most essential patch of the year (which should be applied automatically, so don't worry), and now we have some more hot content updates for you to look forward to. The team at Respawn has committed to...
News Sony Reassures All That Marvel's Spider-Man 2's Release Date Is on Track for PS5
Sony has set some extremely aggressive sales targets for the PS5, and it’s going to need titanic software releases to help it maintain the machine’s momentum. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is nailed on to be the biggest first-party release on the new-gen system thus far, and the company has once again moved to reassure shareholders (and...
Guide Star Wars Jedi: Survivor: How to Help Lift a Ship Out of the Tar Pits
There Is No Try Trophy guide
How do you help lift a ship out of the tar pits in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor? As part of our Star Wars Jedi: Survivor guide, we're creating walkthroughs for specific Trophies. Completing thi
Guide Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Guide: Jedi Chambers, Tips, and All Rumors
The ultimate Star Wars Jedi: Survivor guide
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is the follow-up to 2019's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, set in between the events of Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope. With friends old and new helping him along the way, Cal Kestis returns to fight back against the Empire and...
News Honkai: Star Rail Surpasses 20 Million Downloads Ahead of PS5, PS4 Launch
How big is Honkai: Star Rail? Unfathomably big – and it’s not even out on PS5 and PS4 yet. HoYoverse, the Chinese juggernaut also behind Genshin Impact, has confirmed that the free-to-play turnbased RPG has surpassed 20 million downloads just a day after its release on PC and smartphones. The number is double the amount of...
Guide Star Wars Jedi: Survivor: Chamber of Reason Walkthrough
Jedi Chamber in Basalt Rift explained
Do you need a Chamber of Reason walkthrough for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor? As part of our Star Wars Jedi: Survivor guide, we're covering all Jedi Chambers and providing a step-by-step guide to completing them. We shall cover puzzle solutions, combat strategies, and offer advice on how to tackle everything you'll...
Guide Star Wars Jedi: Survivor: Chamber of Connection Walkthrough
Jedi Chamber in the Viscid Bog explained
Do you need a Chamber of Connection walkthrough for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor? As part of our Star Wars Jedi: Survivor guide, we're covering all Jedi Chambers and providing a step-by-step guide to completing them. We shall cover puzzle solutions, combat strategies, and offer advice on how to tackle everything...
News Elden Ring's FromSoftware Wants to Release New and Exciting Games More Frequently
Now cometh the age of the stars
In what is undoubtedly the story of the day, developer FromSoftware has revealed its intention to release exciting new games more frequently. Now that sounds like something we can all get behind! The Japanese studio, renowned for the complexity and depth of the worlds it creates, is currently hard at work on multiple...
Guide Star Wars Jedi: Survivor: What Difficulty Mode Should You Choose?
Best difficulty option to start the game with
What difficulty mode should you choose in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor? Respawn Entertainment has carried over its Dark Souls-lite approach from Jedi: Fallen Order into the sequel, and so the difficulty is a slightly more important talking point here compared to other action-adventure games. As part of our
News Layers of Fear Is Shaping Up to Be One of PS5's Best Looking Games to Date
If looks could kill
We still get tripped up on the name from time to time, but there is one thing we are sure of: Layers of Fear is shaping up to be a graphical powerhouse on PS5, as a new Unreal Engine 5 technical showcase ably demonstrates. Numen, an impressive new lighting system powers the lighting effects, and hardware ray tracing allows for...
Guide Star Wars Jedi: Survivor: Best Skills to Unlock First
The essential Survival, Lightsaber, and Force Skills
What are the best Skills to unlock first in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor? Along with the health and force upgrades, unlocking new abilities is how you'll become a better Jedi throughout your time with the game. While you will eventually be able to obtain every Skill, there are some we consider...
News Activision Blizzard's Player Numbers Have Taken a Tumble
Numbers, like hips, don't lie
Monthly active users for Activision and Blizzard games have taken a tumble, dropping to levels last seen before the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 or Warzone 2.0. A still-monstrous 98 million players logged on in March 2023 (mostly playing COD), which is down from some 111 million in December 2022. It was...
News 38.4 Million PS5 Systems Sold as Sony Records Its Best Q4 Results
6.3 million PS5 consoles shipped
Sony has managed to beat its own lofty PS5 sales estimations to record a total of 6.3 million PS5 console shipments in the Q4 period of fiscal year 2022. In terms of revenue, this makes it Sony's best-ever fourth quarter earnings, beating out the same period recorded last year. The company was always bullish with...
Poll Are You Playing Star Wars Jedi: Survivor?
Another of 2023's blockbuster games has just landed on PS5. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is out now on Sony's current-gen console, and it's already attracted some very, very positive reviews. The direct sequel to 2019's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, players once again find themselves in the well-worn boots of Cal Kestis, a Jedi, er,...
Guide Star Wars Jedi: Survivor: Chamber of Ambidexterity Walkthrough
Jedi Chamber in Devastated Settlement explained
Do you need a Chamber of Antidexterity walkthrough for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor? As part of our Star Wars Jedi: Survivor guide, we're covering all Jedi Chambers and providing a step-by-step guide to completing them. We shall cover puzzle solutions, combat strategies, and offer advice on how to tackle...
Guide Star Wars Jedi: Survivor: Best Lightsaber Stances
What lightsaber Stance should you use?
What are the best lightsaber Stances in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor? As you work your way through the game, you'll unlock up to five different lightsaber Stances, which affect your move set, approach to combat, and how the lightsaber is used. Some are better in certain situations than others, but this guide is...
Guide Star Wars Jedi: Survivor: Chamber of Clarity Walkthrough
Jedi Chamber in Untamed Downs explained
Do you need a Chamber of Clarity walkthrough for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor? As part of our Star Wars Jedi: Survivor guide, we're covering all Jedi Chambers and providing a step-by-step guide to completing them. We shall cover puzzle solutions, combat strategies, and offer advice on how to tackle everything...
Random Mark Hamill Instructs Padawan Cameron Monaghan in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Skit
Alway's two, there are. A Master, and an apprentice
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is out today, and in a fun promotional spot, Jedi Master Mark Hamill, AKA Luke Skywalker, has some pointers for relative newcomer Cameron Monaghan who reprises his role as one-time padawan protagonist Cal Kestis in the game. Hammil laments the fact that he was never given...
News Gotham Knights Updated with New Kelvin Incident Raid for Free on PS5
15 floors of combat
Gotham Knights has been treated to a new 15-floor raid named The Kelvin Incident, available now as part of a new PS5 update. This builds upon the previous Heroic Assault patch, meaning you'll need to have unlocked it and also finished all the Villain Crimes in the base game to access The Kelvin Incident. You'll be able to earn...
News Sony's PS Plus Subscriber Count Is on the Rise Once Again
Another one million members join
Sony gained one million PS Plus subscribers from January through to the end of March 2023 to see its members count increase again to a total of 47.4 million. Having experienced a small dip earlier in the year, the growth sees the number of paying accounts return to what appears to be the service's general peak: just...
Guide Star Wars Jedi: Survivor: Chamber of Detachment Walkthrough
Jedi Chamber in Mountain Ascent explained
Do you need a Chamber of Detachment walkthrough for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor? As part of our Star Wars Jedi: Survivor guide, we're covering all Jedi Chambers and providing a step-by-step guide to completing them. We shall cover puzzle solutions, combat strategies, and offer advice on how to tackle everything...
News Sony Estimates Record-Breaking 25 Million PS5 Shipments in the Coming Year
The only way is up
After recording the division's best-ever Q4 revenue period, Sony is only aiming higher when it comes to PlayStation. For the coming fiscal year (April 2023-March 2024), it estimates shipments of 25 million PS5 consoles, which would be the highest ever for any PlayStation console in history should it achieve it. The total number of...
News Granblue Fantasy Juggernaut Cygames Opens US, EU Arms Ahead of Big Game Releases
Sky's the limit
Cygames, the hugely successful Japanese company behind runaway mobile hit Granblue Fantasy and its various spinoffs, is expanding. It's been clear for a while now that Cygames wants to become a more globally recognised outfit, and to help it realise its ambitions outside of Japan, it's now established Cygames America and Cygames...
Guide Star Wars Jedi: Survivor: Chamber of Duality Walkthrough
The first Jedi Chamber explained
Do you need a Chamber of Duality walkthrough for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor? As part of our Star Wars Jedi: Survivor guide, we're covering all Jedi Chambers and providing a step-by-step guide to completing them. We shall cover puzzle solutions, combat strategies, and offer advice on how to tackle everything you'll...
Mini Review TramSim: Console Edition (PS5) - Make Your Own Fun in a Visually Splendid Virtual Vienna
While we would have preferred the sights and sounds from Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach through to Bispham, we suppose Vienna’s iconic tram line comes a close second. TramSim: Console Edition is a scrappy locomotive title looking to expand on the success of Train Sim World 3, and while it lacks the TLC of Dovetail’s flagship simulation,...
Guide Star Wars Jedi: Survivor: Chamber of Fortitude Walkthrough
Jedi Chamber in Southern Reach explained
Do you need a Chamber of Fortitude walkthrough for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor? As part of our Star Wars Jedi: Survivor guide, we're covering all Jedi Chambers and providing a step-by-step guide to completing them. We shall cover puzzle solutions, combat strategies, and offer advice on how to tackle everything...
News Start Your Engines! First Twisted Metal TV Teaser Trailer Sets the Tone
Blink and you'll miss it
As promised alongside yesterday’s poster reveal, here’s your very first look at Twisted Metal’s television adaption, which is scheduled to start streaming on Peacock in the US from 27th July, 2023. The trailer is the very definition of a teaser, showing star Anthony Mackie getting into his car, selecting a CD for his...
Guide Star Wars Jedi: Survivor New Game+: How to Start New Game+ and What Carries Over
Everything you need to know about New Game+
How do you start New Game+ in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor? What carries over into New Game+? If you are interested in playing through the game again — perhaps on a higher difficulty — then New Game+ will be the best way to do it. As part of our Star Wars Jedi: Survivor guide, we're going to reveal how to...
News VR Skater Kickflips PSVR2 from 21st June
VR Skater will grind PSVR2 from 21st June, 2023. The skateboarding simulation – which sees you execute tricks by manipulating your virtual board using your hands – promises the “most authentic, challenging, and immersive skating game ever”. You can check out a new trailer embedded above, which demonstrates how the gameplay works...
Thursday27th Apr 2023
News Microsoft Goes Scorched Earth Over UK's Activision Buyout Block
"Darkest day in our four decades in Britain"
Microsoft already tried the charm offensive to get its unfathomable $69 billion buyout of Activision Blizzard past regulators – and now the deal has been blocked by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), it’s just plain gone on the offensive. In an eye-popping interview with the BBC,
News Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Confirms Gameplay Blowout This Summer
Hands on at Summer Game Fest
CD Projekt Red had already confirmed that it'll be lifting the lid on Phantom Liberty in June. The anticipated expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 has only received a couple of short trailers up until this point, but it sounds like we'll be getting a massive information dump when summer rolls around. The developer has...
News Japan Is Keeping Final Fantasy 16 PS5 Controller, Console Covers for Itself
Releasing "only in Japan", says PS Blog
Sony is releasing an official Final Fantasy XVI themed PS5 DualSense controller and set of PS5 console covers, but you won't be able to buy either of them. That is unless you're willing to import them from Japan. A post on the Japanese PS Blog has revealed the two accessories — alongside the worldwide reveal...
News Sony Patent Adds Weight to PS5 Redesign Rumours
Sony Interactive Entertainment has filed a new patent for a detachable optical disk drive, which, while not confirmed by any means, adds extra credence to those PS5 redesign rumours floating around late last year. The patent, known by its catchy technical moniker, US-20230118186-A1_I, is described as "an optical disc drive that can be...
News Official Final Fantasy 16 PS5 Console Bundle Revealed
No fancy artwork, though
Sony has announced it'll have an official PS5 console bundle to go alongside the release of Final Fantasy XVI on 22nd June 2023. A standard disc-based PS5 system will include a download code for the Square Enix RPG, but the console won't sport any special decals or artwork. This is simply a normal PS5 boxed up with a PS...
News Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Development Is Further Along Than You Might Think
In development for at least a year
We're all waiting on a release date for Shadow of the Erdtree, the big expansion for Elden Ring that was first announced back in February. But just how far away is this DLC? Well, as spotted by @Ziostrom1 on Twitter, Shadow of the Erdtree has seemingly been in development for at least a year. According to the...
News Horizon Burning Shores Is a Technical Masterclass on PS5, Says New Analysis
If you've played it, then this new report from Digital Foundry won't come as much of a surprise — but we think it's worth writing about all the same. Turns out that Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores — the recently released expansion — is incredibly impressive from a technical standpoint. Digital Foundry heaps praise...
News Remedy Working to Realise Key Elements of Original Max Payne for PS5 Remakes
"He was trying to buy more sand for his hour glass. I wasn't selling any."
The world has gone on too long without Max Payne, with us last seeing the nihilistic former detective in Max Payne 3, released back in 2012. Developer Remedy announced last year that remakes of the iconic first two PS2 entries in the series would be built from the ground up...
News Activision Blizzard Boss Bobby Kotick Warns Billion Dollar Buyout Saga Ain't Over
"This is far from the final word"
After a shock upset at the eleventh hour, the UK's CMA has blocked Microsoft's attempted acquisition of Activision Blizzard, stunning pundits and analysts alike as the deal was generally expected to be given the go-ahead. An internal email from Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick
News PSVR2 Availability Expands to UK Retailers on 12th May
GAME, ShopTo confirmed so far
Update: PSVR2 is now available at a wide range of retailers. Make sure to consult our buyer's guide to get your hands on one: <related ids="140356"> Original Article: It's been announced that PSVR2 headsets will be stocked at UK retailers from 12th May 2023. The virtual reality device has only been up for...
Mini Review Stray Blade (PS5) - Solid Entry Level Souls-Like Adventure
No Amygdala here
Stray Blade is a Souls-like, RPG title from indie developer Point Blank Games. You play as Farron West, a self-proclaimed adventurer, who meets an untimely demise when stumbling across The Lost Valley of Acrea. You awaken to find yourself bound to Acrea by a crystal that has been pushed into your chest by Boji, a magical talking...
News Strategy RPG Gord Brings Slavic Folktale Horror to PS5 This Summer
Watch that sanity meter
Gord has been confirmed for a PS5 release this summer. The dark fantasy title caught the eye last year when it was announced for a 2023 PC launch, and now it's coming to Sony's current-gen system as well. Inspired by Slavic folklore — the creepy kind — it's a horror-tinged strategy RPG where you need to keep evil at bay...
News Even Fighting Game Legends Can't Beat Street Fighter 6's Hardest Difficulty
Dial it down
Daigo Umehara is one of the most famous fighting game players in the world, and he’s specifically known for his unexpected comeback in a Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike semi-final match at the EVO 2004 championships, which is one of the most iconic moments in gaming history. Despite all this, he can’t beat the highest difficulty of...
News Here's Your First Look at Anthony Mackie's Twisted Metal TV Show
Have you got a Sweet Tooth?
Hot on the heels of HBO’s outrageously successful The Last of Us adaptations comes an all new effort under the PS Productions umbrella: Twisted Metal. You’ll know that filming wrapped on this quite a while ago, and now it has a release date for its streaming platform Peacock: 27th July, 2023. The series will consist...
Mini Review Afterlife VR (PSVR2) - A No-Frills Horror Experience
This is your life
While Afterlife VR is a barebones experience not really doing anything new, there’s a certain charm to it that caught us by surprise. You play as Adam Bernhard, a police officer who arrives at Black Rose Mental Hospital in hopes of locating your missing sister. However, something is clearly amiss as you navigate the facility...
News Elden Ring Dev's Next Big Thing Armored Core 6 Targets PS5, PS4 on 25th August
Meching it happen
As had been accurately rumoured earlier in the month, FromSoftware’s surprise sequel Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon will lock-on to PS5 and PS4 from 25th August, 2023. That’s a lot earlier than expected, but the title’s looking pretty damn polished in this brand new gameplay trailer, which leans heavily into the classic...
Poll What Review Score Would You Give Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores?
Feel the burn
Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores released just over a week ago. The PS5 exclusive expansion builds upon Aloy's second adventure, and although it doesn't make any drastic changes to the formula (what did you expect from DLC?) it was very well received. Indeed, we gave it a 'great' 8/10 in our Burning Shores PS5 review, praising...
News The Last of Us' Busted PC Port Is on the Up with 25GB Patch
It can't be for nothing
Another patch has been released for the embattled PC port of The Last of Us: Part I, this one weighing in at a hefty 25GB. And while it's only been live for a few hours, players are already reporting some positive improvements, particularly on mid-range machines. Patch 22.214.171.124 purports to optimize framerates and improv
Mini Review Nuclear Blaze (PS4) - Short and Basic Pixel Platformer
Nuclear Blaze is a firefighting, 2D pixel platformer from Sebastien Benard, lead developer and game designer for Dead Cells. As a firefighter, you are tasked with extinguishing an out-of-control forest inferno, but while doing so you stumble upon a mysterious military facility and head inside to uncover the source of the ferocious...
News Preorders Begin for Aliens: Dark Descent as New Trailer Shows Off Real-Time Tactical Combat
Everyone looks good in black
Aliens: Dark Descent quickly grabbed our attention with its tense atmosphere and frenetic real-time tactical gameplay. And while the wait continues (launching on PS5 and PS4 on 20th June), preorders are now live, and we got a blood-soaked trailer to tide us over in the meantime. If squad-based xenomorph slaying in a...
News Inspector Gadget: Mad Time Party Hangs Up Its Trench Coat on PS5, PS4 This Fall
As far as unexpected announcements go, where does this one rank? Microids is bringing Inspector Gadget: Mad Time Party to PS5 and PS4 later this year, a one-to-four-player title that promises to immerse you in the “iconic” world of the trench coated detective. “Stroll through the environments of the original series, meet characters...
News Puzzle Strategy Classic Clash of Heroes Is Getting an Upgraded PS4 Re-Release
Turn it up
In the early days of the PS Store, there’s no question that 2011’s Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes was a bonafide must own. Published by Ubisoft on the PS3, the Capybara developed classic mixed strategy with puzzle gameplay, and it looked simply sumptuous in HD on Sony’s last-last-gen console. And now it’s getting a surprise...
News Weird JRPG The Caligula Effect 2 Is Getting a PS5 Port Later This Year
Cause and effect
NIS America has announced that The Caligula Effect 2 is getting a PS5 version this Autumn / Fall. The quirky RPG originally released for the PS4 back in October 2021, and was fairly well received by fans of the genre. If you're out of the loop, The Caligula Effect 2 has some slight Persona vibes, as a group of highschool students...
Wednesday26th Apr 2023
News PS Plus Essential Games for May 2023 Announced
Hope you like racing
Update: PlayStation has officially announced the PS Plus Essential games for May 2023, and they're just as the leak said. You've got GRID Legends on PS5 and PS4, Chivalry 2 on PS5 and PS4, and Descenders on PS4. All three games will be available to add to your library from the 2nd May. You can rea
Review Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (PS5) - Fantastic Sequel Is Bigger and Better in Every Way
Cal shot first
No matter how good or bad its mainline movie entries have been as of late, the Star Wars series is one of few franchises so uniquely positioned in the public consciousness that it's probably never going away again. But while The Rise of Skywalker has some hardcore fans begging for a break, it's the likes of Andor that prove quality...
News Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Has 2023's Most Essential PS5 Patch (So Far)
Check for version 1.02 or better
Few PS5 updates released this year will prove more important than patch 1.02 for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Out now on Sony servers — so you needn't worry if you are picking the game up this Friday — it's turned what was a great game with numerous technical flaws into a simply excellent one. Before you begin...
News Microsoft Dealt Major Blow as UK Blocks Activision Buyout
Didn't see that one coming
In a dramatic twist that we frankly never saw coming, the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has blocked Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard after months of investigations and deliberations. Microsoft's industry-shaking $69 billion buyout of the colossal publisher has, predictably, been the subject of...
News Honkai: Star Rail PS5, PS4 Details Will Be Revealed Soon
PlayStation ports "under development"
HoYoverse released Honkai: Star Rail on PC and smartphones today after much anticipation, and in a press release it’s provided a small update on the PS5 and PS4 versions of the game. Announced earlier in the year, the Chinese juggernaut said that the PlayStation versions are “under development” right now,...
News PS Store's Massive May Savings and Golden Week Sales Discount Over 2,400 PS5, PS4 Games
Sony has rolled out not one, but two big sales on the PS Store. Across both the May Savings and Golden Week promotions, over 2,400 items are up for grabs at a discount, and you don't have to look far to find some seriously enticing deals. The May Savings sale is more of a general wave of discounts that covers all kinds of games and DLC,...
News Gran Turismo 7's Free PS5, PS4 Update Adds More Cars, Single Player Content
Va va vroom
A free new Gran Turismo 7 update is rolling out on PS5 and PS4 now, including four new cars and a smattering of single player content. As always, the additions will be available to everyone at no extra cost, although you will need enough in-game currency to purchase the vehicles. The lineup is as follows: Jaguar XJ220 ’92, Mercedes-AMG...
News Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Accessibility Options, Slow Mode Detailed
Time is on your side
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is out in just a few short days, on 28th April, and developer Respawn has detailed the accessibility options the title will ship in a blog post, including the intriguing and even canon Slow Mode. Slow Mode, as senior director of development Jonas Lundqvist puts it, "primarily started out as a feature...
News Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores' Seyka Shares the Story Behind Her Alter-Ego's High Ponytail
Art imitates life
Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores expansion has been a joy for players to explore for themselves, and as is so often the case, a completely surreal experience for the real humans involved to see in motion. Such was the case with Kylie Liya Page, the actor who lent her likeness, mocap performance, and voice to the new character...
News Honkai: Star Rail's PS5, PS4 Release Is Still a Way Away, But This Trailer's Hype
The Astral Express awaits
Honkai: Star Rail will have probably made a bajillion dollars by this time tomorrow – and it’s not even coming out on PS5 and PS4 just yet. The game – which is launching on PC and smartphones on 26th April – is gearing up to be the next big thing in gacha gaming since Genshin Impact, and developer miHoYo (which...
Preview Humanity on PS5, PS4 Is Equal Parts Puzzle Game and Existential Nightmare
Dozens of us
After checking out the Humanity playable demo earlier this year, we now know what we're dealing with. What appeared to be so unusual and inexplicable before can now be handily described as a surrealist spin on Lemmings. Get this gaggle of folks from A to B using a string of well-placed commands. That summary holds up against a...
News Miles Morales Shows Off Devil May Cry Bonafides in Epic Comic Variant Cover
Miles Morales is many things, a geek, a hero, and of course, your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man, even getting his own time in the spotlight in Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales. He is also apparently a Devil May Cry fan and of the character Vergil, in particular. In a new variant cover for an upcoming issue of Miles Morales:...
News Hope Fades for The Division 2 PS5 as Ubisoft Vows to Leave No PS4 Player Behind
Dance with the one who brought you
Players holding out for a PS5 version of The Division 2 can probably let that particular dream die, as the creative director on Ubisoft's post-pandemic service game, Yannick Banchereau, has made it clear he doesn't want to leave last-gen players behind. In an interview with MP1ST, Banchereau was asked whether we...
News Gran Turismo's Movie Adaptation May Actually End Up Good
Good news, racing fans: if positive first impressions are anything to go by, it looks like the Gran Turismo movie adaptation could actually end up being okay. The tale of a GT player who grew up to be a professional racer is one that has roots in reality, and the film itself sounds genuinely compelling. We've been grievously...
News Gritty Action RPG Achilles: Legends Untold Shield Bashes PS5, PS4 Later This Year
Don't mention the heel
Originally released as an early access title on PC last year, Achilles: Legends Untold has now been confirmed for a PS5 and PS4 release later this year. We don't have a specific date yet, but developer Dark Point Games is targeting Q3. Achilles is a gritty action RPG based on Greek mythology and history, blending an isometric...
News Flashback 2 Will Fade to Black in November 2023 on PS5, PS4
Conrad makes a comeback
Flashback 2, the sequel to 1992’s legendary side-scroller, will target a November 2023 release on PlayStation platforms – and here’s your first look at gameplay. Scheduled to release on both PS5 and PS4, the title looks to have retained the original’s perspective, but added depth to the scenes. This means you can run...
News Sonic Frontiers Writer to Return for 'Truly Important' PS5, PS4 DLC
Speeding in later this year
Ian Flynn is a familiar name to fans in the Sonic the Hedgehog community, as he’s the scribe behind a number of stories, including comics, television shows, and games. Most recently he penned the plot to Sonic Frontiers, the most recent PS5 and PS4 game which enjoyed a pretty positive reception from players. And now...
Tuesday25th Apr 2023
News Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores PS5 Review Bombing Fiasco Prompts Metacritic Policy Changes
"We're currently evolving our processes and tools"
Update #2: Metacritic’s parent company Fandom has issued a statement on the ongoing Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores review bombing saga, claiming that it’s currently evolving its “processes and tools to introduce stricter moderation in the coming months”. In a statement shared with...
News PS Store's Gigantic Golden Week Sale Set to Return Very Soon
As has become a tradition, it looks like the PS Store will soon host its annual Golden Week sale. The sale typically coincides with Japan's Golden Week holiday — a week consisting of numerous traditional celebrations that begins on the 29th April. As such, it's assumed that this year's PS Store sale will begin in the very near...
News There's One Upcoming Call of Duty Game Xbox's Activision Buyout Can't Take Away from PS5, PS4 Owners
The best one, even
It seems like the long, drawn out, and seemingly inevitable acquisition of publisher Activision Blizzard by Xbox parent company Microsoft will finally be approved (probably tomorrow), putting the future of Call of Duty on PlayStation platforms in doubt. But we don't care, not really, because we (hopefully) will still have Call of...
Mini Review Afterimage (PS5) - Gorgeous Metroidvania Doesn't Break the Mould
In good company
Afterimage is a beautiful hand-drawn Metroidvania-style game with satisfying melee combat and a gratifying array of options with which to overcome its many tough boss encounters. Fans of Hollow Knight and Blasphemous will likely find much to love here as it has in common a similarly excellent visual aesthetic, tense platforming...
News Horizon Forbidden West's PS5 Burning Shores DLC No Longer Treats You Like an Idiot
From your lips to Guerrilla's ears
Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores expansion is out, and it's fantastic. If you are playing, you might have noticed that Aloy and Co are slightly less vocal when it comes to puzzles. This is, of course, an addendum to the extended Puzzle Discourse (which could be DOTY, if eligible, more impactful than the...
News CMA Expected to Rule in Favour of Microsoft's $69 Billion Acquisition of Activision Blizzard Tomorrow
Let it end
The bell tolls for Call of Duty on PlayStation, as a (pay-walled) Financial Times report indicates the CMA's long-awaited decision regarding Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition of publisher Activision Blizzard could come down as soon as tomorrow, and in the Xbox parent company's favour. There really isn't too much more to say;
News Star Wars Jedi: Survivor PS5 Spoilers Seep Online as Game Leaks Early
If you're planning on playing Star Wars Jedi: Survivor at launch this weekend, then you might want to start avoiding related gaming forums and social media. Going by numerous reports currently doing the rounds on Twitter, there are already copies of the game out there in the wild. Whether it's through broken street dates or a case of...
News PS Plus Premium Embraces Evil with Cult of the Lamb Trial
Just in time for the new update
Another playable game trial has been added to PS Plus Premium subscriptions. If you're paying for Sony's most expensive tier, you can now try indie darling Cult of the Lamb for up to one hour. The sudden arrival of this trial coincides with the game's latest update, which brings a wide range of improvements and...
News Diablo 4's Max Level Will Take Most Players 150 Hours to Hit
The big 100
Trying to determine the length of a game like Diablo 4 seems like a pretty pointless endeavour, since players can technically grind for all eternity. But if you're desperate for a number, then associate game director Joseph Piepiora has your back. When asked about how long it'll take to reach the game's level cap of 100, Piepiora says...
Mini Review Strayed Lights (PS5) - Defence Is the Best Medicine in This Mysterious Adventure
Demonstrating a striking visual style from the outset, Strayed Lights is an indie fantasy that opens with an abstract sensory assault. A newborn spark (a fitting first protagonist for dev studio Embers) staggers out of a cave into a vast, alien landscape. Quickly evolving into adult form and battling a shadowy version of itself, it...
News Fresh Out of the Grave, Dead Island 2 Shambles Past 1 Million Copies Sold
The sweet smell of formaldehyde and success
Dead Island 2 emerged from its corporeal slumber barely three days ago, with the stank of the charnel house still upon it, and already the undead sequel has racked up a body count of more than 1 million copies sold. It looks like Dambuster Studios could have a bone-afide hit on its skeletal hands, coming...
News Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores Patch Cracks Down on PS5 Crashes
Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores' latest patch,1.22, is now live and mostly focuses on doing what it says on the tin: fixing crashes and minor technical issues in Aloy's latest adventure. It's nice to see that Guerilla Games still has time to polish this latest diamond to such a brilliant sheen between low-key confirming...
News AI Can Be a Tool for More Efficient Game Development, Says Sony Veteran
Shuhei Yoshida is positive on AI
There's a big old debate going on around artificial intelligence right now, and it won't be going away any time soon. AI technology is advancing so quickly that it's becoming difficult to imagine a future where it doesn't play an important role in creative processes — and that could be especially true of game...
Monday24th Apr 2023
Guide Horizon Forbidden West: All Ornaments Locations
Where to find every Ornament
Where are all the Ornaments in Horizon Forbidden West? What are Ornaments and where can you find them? As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, we're going to tell you how and where to find all the Ornaments in the game. Note: Please be aware of light spoilers in this guide. Horizon Forbidden West:
News The Order 1886's Dev Ripped Apart by Facebook Owner After Acquisition
Zuckerberg claims another
Ready at Dawn, the studio best known for The Order 1886 and Kratos' various PSP adventures like God of War: Ghost of Sparta and God of War: Chains of Olympus, has reportedly lost as much as a third of its headcount in the latest round of Meta layoffs. The Facebook parent company acquired RAD back in 2020 to assist with the...
Guide Horizon Forbidden West: All Collectables Locations
Where to find all the collectables in Horizon Forbidden West
Where are all the collectables in Horizon Forbidden West? What are all the collectables and how do you find them all? In Horizon Forbidden West, there are a number of collectables to track down. As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, we will be telling you what all the collectables...
News Horizon Forbidden West's Burning Shores DLC Has the Series’ Worst, Best Weapon Yet
Fashion > function, always
Horizon Forbidden West's excellent Burning Shores DLC introduces all kinds of new weapons and gear in the tradition of any good expansion. However, one weapon stands tall above all the rest, if only because of its sheer meme potential alone. Obviously, you will find SPOILERS AHEAD pertaining to the weapon, so consider...
News Surprise! Guerrilla Games Pretty Much Confirms Horizon 3
Never saw that coming
In an update that will shock absolutely no one, it seems that Guerrilla Games is working on a third mainline entry in its popular Horizon series. Yes, really. Try to keep calm. Earlier today, the developer announced some of its top-level staff are shifting seats, with promotions leading to some new management and the te
News Sounds Like PlayStation Has Grand Plans for Guerrilla's 'Ambitious' Decima Engine
More PS Studios games to use it?
One of the main reasons Horizon Zero Dawn took so long to make is because Guerrilla Games created a brand new engine with which to build it. Known as the Decima Engine, it's only been put to use on a few games so far (that we know of), but the results speak for themselves. In addition to Aloy's debut and the sequel,...
Guide Horizon Forbidden West: Can You Romance Anyone?
Does Horizon Forbidden West have romance options?
Can you romance anyone in Horizon Forbidden West? Does Horizon Forbidden West let you romance other characters? A lot of modern RPGs feature romance options that allow your character to become intimately involved with certain companions. As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, we're going to let...
News Mortal Kombat 12 Could Be Primed for PS5, PS4's Big Showcase
Rumours of a big PlayStation blowout in May continue to swirl, with some fresh fuel fanning the flames; some of the biggest names in the video game insider scene seem to think the legendary fighting franchise will be shown at Sony's next show. Mortal Kombat 12 was semi-sorta revealed during a Warner Bros earnings call, it's worth recalling,...
Review Live A Live (PS5) - 90s JRPG Is Still Amazingly Unique All These Years Later
Live life throughout time
Last year saw the remake of Live A Live launch on Nintendo Switch, some 27 years after its original 1994 launch on the Super Famicom. This marks the first time the title has been made available outside of Japan, and now that it's coming to PS5 and PS4, we're happy to report that Live A Live is still a unique and...
News Can You Put a Price on a Quality RPG? Yes, and It's Rising All the Time
"We are just running at a f*cking wall"
PC Gamer recently organised an RPG roundtable where veterans like CD Projekt Red's Pawel Sasko (quest director on Cyberpunk 2077) and Mike Laidlaw (lead designer on the Dragon Age series) took aim at some of the biggest issues currently afflicting the genre. The ever-increasing arms race in the AAA space,...
News A Future Dominated by Service Games Would Be 'Boring', Says PlayStation's Shuhei Yoshida
A legend speaks
In a new interview with The Guardian, living PlayStation legend Shuhei Yoshida has spoken about the importance of creative diversity in games. At 59 years old, the Japanese veteran has seen it all over the life of Sony's gaming brand, but still finds himself saying "the games industry will never cease to be a fun place". Yoshida,...
News Guerrilla Games' Top Talent Continues Takeover of PS Studios
Moving on up
It's all change at the top of Guerrilla Games. Having just shipped Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores, a handful of the studio's top brass are taking on new positions. Perhaps most notably, Angie Smets has been promoted to Head of Development Strategy for PlayStation Studios.
News One of PS5, PS4's Best Exclusive Devs Has Grown to Over 500 Staff
Insomniac firing on all cylinders
Insomniac Games, the first-party studio responsible for iconic PS5 titles like Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Marvel's Spider-Man, and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, has reportedly grown to employ over 500 developers. The increased headcount was spotted on the company's LinkedIn page by
Rumour FromSoftware's Armored Core 6 Could Be Coming Sooner Than You Think
Blowout could be imminent
An Armored Core VI: Fires of the Rubicon blowout could be imminent, if a new report from Insider Gaming is to be believed. The reliable publication claims that FromSoftware's mech-crunching RPG could be targeting an August 2023 release, which is probably a lot closer than many onlookers may have anticipated. When the...
Preview Crash Team Rumble's Beta Delivers an Undercooked Helping of Wumpa on PS5, PS4
We're still waiting to rumble
Crash Bandicoot doesn't have the greatest pedigree regarding spin-off video games. Crash Team Racing is a bonafide classic and deserves that recognition, but titles like Crash Bash, Crash Boom Bang, and Crash Tag Team Racing are pretty forgettable. After playing the recent closed beta, while not as extreme, we feel...
News UK Sales Charts: Dead Island 2 Shuffles into Number One Debut
Risen from the grave
Against all odds, Dead Island 2 is now available after passing through development hell, and it's turned out pretty good. It seems the UK is onboard for the gory zombie-slaying action, as it has debuted at number one in the physical chart. Of those boxed copies, it sold 68 per cent of them on PS5. It's a great start for a game...
News Wild Hearts, Wo Long Were 'Successful', but Koei Tecmo Sidesteps Sales Numbers
All action, no traction?
Koei Tecmo has released two high profile action titles this year, with Wild Hearts in February, and Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty in March. Both games reviewed well, but at least from our perspective, it felt like they were brushed aside quite quickly in terms of the general gaming conversation. As such, we've been wondering how...
Mini Review The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story (PS5) - Slick Action RPG Spinoff Stretches Thin
Fight for your right
The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story is the next building block in Riot Forge's ever-expanding League of Legends universe. It's a top-down, story-driven action RPG that tells the tale of Sylas, a magic-sensitive revolutionary who seeks vengeance on the titular Mageseekers after years of being kept in chains. Keen to...
News PS5, PS4 Life Sim My Time at Sandrock Settles for Summer Release
Ready to rock
My Time at Sandrock, the life sim sequel to My Time at Portia, is now targeting a summer 2023 release on PS5 and PS4, developer Pathea Games has confirmed. You may remember that the game had previously pushed for a 2022 launch, but that obviously never happened. My Time at Sandrock has a bit of everything going for it. In your efforts...
News Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising's May Beta Tests Delayed Due to Network Issues
Rise and fall
Bad news if you were looking forward to trying Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising in May: the scheduled beta tests on PS5 and PS4 have been delayed to a later date. This is apparently all down to "stability issues" that the team has supposedly identified during its initial testing phase. The official announcement reads: "The game is...
Sunday23rd Apr 2023
News Destiny 3 Begins Trending on Twitter As Fans Are Fed Up with Current Game
Live service experts underfire again
Sony bought Destiny 2 developer Bungie to help inform its fledgling live service strategy, but the reality is that the sci-fi shooter has been frustrating fans for years. Despite a pretty big launch for recent expansion Lightfall, the studio admitted it “missed the mark” earlier this month as players were not...
News Star Wars Jedi: Survivor PS5 Physical Copies Require a Download to Play
And it's definitely a big'un
We know Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has one of the biggest PS5 file sizes ever, so it’s no surprise to learn that physical copies come with a disclaimer, demanding a download. Boxart for the anticipated release includes “download required” small print above the age rating, meaning you’ll have to set aside some time...
Guide Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores: All Devotee Outposts
Devotee Outposts are an open world activity in Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores. There are no missable Devotee Outposts, but they'll only appear once you've progressed through the Main Quests in the expansion. Devotee Outposts will automatically be marked on your map as you approach them. As part of our
News Honkai: Star Rail Pre-Downloads Begin, But No Movement on PS5, PS4
Hold your breath
Honkai: Star Rail, the turnbased RPG from juggernaut developer miHoYo, will launch next week on PC and smartphones – and there had been some hope the PS5 and PS4 versions would be ready as well. Despite not having a PlayStation release date right now, fans had noted that Genshin Impact found itself in a similar situation, and...
News Lili Flips Her Way Back into Tekken 8
Don't get salty
Given that she's the eternal rival of Asuka — who's already been confirmed as a returning character — we should have known that Lili would be back for Tekken 8. The heiress who loves to flip and kick her way to victory is the game's latest reveal, and she looks great. Much like the other characters we've seen up until this point,...
Saturday22nd Apr 2023
Guide Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores: All Delvers' Trinkets Locations
Where to find all Delvers' Trinkets
Where are all the Delvers' Trinkets in Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores? What are the locations of all the Delvers' Trinkets, and how do you find them? Delvers' Trinkets are a type of Collectable in Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores, special artefacts that lead to a valuable treasure. You need to find...
Mini Review Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster (PS4) - One of the Greatest 2D RPGs of All Time
Locke it in
Final Fantasy VI arguably perfected the 2D Final Fantasy formula. Ahead of the series' shift to 3D graphics in Final Fantasy VII, the sixth instalment delivered previously unparalleled drama through breakneck plot pacing and a diverse cast of interesting characters. The storytelling that's so often revered in titles like Final Fantasy IX...
News Expect Some Animated Adaptations of PS5, PS4's Biggest Franchises
Sony is enjoying enormous success adapting huge PlayStation franchises like The Last of Us to new forms of media, but it’s not limiting its efforts to live action. Speaking as part of an interview on the Official PS Podcast, the head of PS Productions Asad Qizilbash revealed that of its ten projects in production, there’s a “little...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 473
As we near Issue 500 of WAYP, a recurring feature that's now been running over ten years, it's probably worth noting how grateful we are for your comments every week. Want to know what this author was playing in Issue 1? Lumines on PS Vita! Apparently, I wasn't as fond of it in 2013! Aaron Bayne: After FINALLY completing the Horizon...
Random PlayStation's Massive Marketing Campaign Even Extends to ATM Machines
A subtle suggestion for how to spend your cash
PlayStation’s marketing onslaught has been biblical in 2023 so far, and it’s resulted in the platform holder breaking all kinds of sales records all around the world. We’ll need to await Sony’s financial report in a few days, but it’s likely to have sold many millions of PS5 consoles these...
News Toro Inoue Fronts PlayStation's Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2023 Booth
Meet PlayStation's mascot
PlayStation mascot Toro Inoue could be spotted greeting attendees at Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2023 today, as Sony setup a pretty large booth at the weekend event. The company was giving away badges and fans, while SEGA was also in attendance at the parade. The platform holder has backed various Pride events around the...
Friday21st Apr 2023
Guide Horizon Forbidden West: All Quests
A complete mission list for Horizon Forbidden West
What are all quests in Horizon Forbidden West? As is the case with most open world RPGs, Horizon Forbidden West divides its adventure into a series of quests, generally issued by the characters you'll encounter as you explore. In almost all cases, you can tackle these quests in any order you please,...
Guide Horizon Forbidden West Guide: Walkthrough, Tips, and Tricks
Your ultimate Horizon Forbidden West resource
Horizon Forbidden West is the sequel to Guerrilla Games' smash hit sci-fi action RPG, Horizon Zero Dawn. We think it's a fantastic sequel that improves pretty much everything, awarding it a big fat 9/10 in our Horizon Forbidden West PS5 review. If you're still playing the first game before you start the...
Guide PlayStation Studios: All Sony First-Party Developers and What They're Working On
Every PlayStation exclusive project
What are all PlayStation Studios developers and what are they working on? In this PlayStation Studios guide, we’re going to list all of the Japanese giant’s subsidiary game makers, along with their current projects. We’ll be updating this article regularly, as new titles are announced. Japan: Here are...
Guide Horizon Forbidden West: All Relic Ruins and How to Solve Them
How to complete all Relic Ruins
How do you complete all Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West? Where are all the Relic Ruins and how do you solve them? As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, we will be going through all the Relic Ruins in the game and explaining how to beat them all. Horizon Forbidden West: What Are Relic Ruins?: What is a...
News Everyone's Talking About the End of Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores on PS5
If you’re still playing Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores, or plan to play it at a later date, we’d highly recommend you close this article before progressing further down the page. We’ll be discussing spoilers for the final moments of the expansion below, and we don’t want to ruin the experience for you, so...
News 3 More Big PS4 Games Will Leave PS Plus Extra, Premium on 16th May
Batman, Injustice 2, LEGO Harry Potter
Three more PS4 games are going the way of the dodo, or at least are leaving the PS Plus Extra and Premium subscription services. Injustice 2 (Extra), LEGO Harry Potter Collection (Premium), and Batman: Return to Arkham (Premium, US only) will all be departing for greener pastures on
Guide Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores: All Aerial Captures Locations
Falling with style
Where are all the Aerial Captures in Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores? Where can you find all the Aerial Captures, and how do you collect them? Aerial Captures are a new type of collectable in Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores, taking you up into the sky for some airborne views. As part of our Horizon Forbidden West...
Guide Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores: How to Solve Relic Ruins: Murmuring Hollow
How to complete Relic Ruins: Murmuring Hollow
How do you solve Relic Ruins: Murmuring Hollow in Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores? Where is Relic Ruins: Murmuring Hollow and how do you complete it? As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, we're going to show you how to get through Relic Ruins: Murmuring Hollow with step-by-step...
News Sony's Long Anticipated PS5, PS4 Showcase Could Be Scheduled for May
That's pretty close
The word for quite some time has been that Sony will hold a PlayStation Showcase this summer. With E3 2023 officially cancelled, it’s entirely up to the manufacturer when it wants to schedule the broadcast, and Giant Bomb’s generally reliable Jeff Grubb has been beating the “before Summer Game Fest” hammer fo
News Ubisoft's Free The Division Heartland Is Bringing a Popular New Genre to PS5, PS4
Get in, get out
Tom Clancy's The Division Heartland is a free-to-play multiplayer shooter with extraction elements coming to PS5 and PS4, and we just got our best look yet at the game yet with a crash course in how to survive the under-siege rural town of Silver Creek. Heartland is a PvPvE sandbox, meaning players can team up to take on other...
News PlayStation Is No Longer Officially Verified on Twitter
PlayStation has one of the biggest gaming accounts on Twitter, with an eye-watering 30.1 million followers – but as the fallout from Elon Musk’s takeover of the social media platform continues, the juggernaut is no longer verified. The Japanese giant did previously have a gold checkmark to denote that it’s an official corporation,...
News What New Zombie Game? Dying Light 2's Gut Feeling Update Is Out Today
Slay together for the kids
Dying Light 2's huge Gut Feeling update is out today, directly competing for the hearts and minds of gamers with Dead Island 2, the other big first-person zombie-slaying franchise on the market. In addition to overhauling the game's melee mechanics and physics (including a focus on dismemberment which seems like a direct...
News Spider-Man 2 PS5 Dev Asks for Patience As Fans Plead for Footage
"We're in the kitchen and it smells good"
Insomniac Games has asked fans for patience, as anticipation for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 reaches fever pitch. Thus far we’ve only seen one trailer for the game, but the PS5 exclusive is apparently due out in September, and some people are pondering why it’s taking so long for the studio to show more...
Mini Review Final Fantasy V Pixel Remaster (PS4) - Oft Forgotten RPG Deserves Another Chance
V has come to
Final Fantasy V is probably the most overlooked instalment in the mainline series. It didn't come West until years after its original release, and by the time that it finally got a PlayStation port, it had been left in the dust by its genre-defining successors. What's more, V never really received the retroactive attention that was...
News Final Fantasy 12 Director Quashes That Long-Standing Basch Rumour
Will the real fon Ronsenburg please stand up?
Final Fantasy XII, love it or hate it, is a fascinating beast, telling a steam-punk saga of political machinations and out-and-out war. It brings together a colourful cast of characters, some more beloved than others. Game director Yasumi Matsuno, apropos of absolutely nothing, just popped up on Twitter...
News Atari Has Acquired the Rights to One of PS1's Worst Ever Games
I knew I should've taken that left turn at Uranus!
One-time top-dog of the console game Atari has announced the acquisition of more than 100 games from the 80s and 90s, which sounds totally tubular to us, dude, and includes fun throwbacks like Hardball and Demolition Racer. But when buying so many IPs, there is always the chance of a real stinker...
Mini Review Teslagrad 2 (PS5) - Puzzle Platformer Focused on Tremendous Traversal
A shocking shadow drop
Teslagrad 2 is a sequel to the well-received PS4 title, Teslagrad, developed by Rain Games. It is a three to five hour Metroidvania-style 2D puzzle platformer in which you play as a young girl, Lumina. While out training to become a teslamancer, she crashes her airship in Wyrmheim, stranding her in this treacherously foreign...
News Play Street Fighter 6's Free Demo on PS5, PS4 Right Now
Create your character for the full game
A demo is available to download for Street Fighter 6 on both PS5 and PS4 right now, featuring the opening moments of World Tour as well as some of the modes from Fighting Grounds. For those not up to date with the game, World Tour acts as a simplistic single player RPG-style experience, where you can explore...
News Street Fighter 6's First Wave of DLC Includes Rashid, AKI, Ed, Akuma
All the way into 2024
We're still over a month away from the release of Street Fighter 6, but in typical fighting game style, Capcom has just confirmed the game's first wave of DLC characters. It begins with the return of Street Fighter V favourite Rashid in summer 2023, followed by newcomer AKI in autumn / fall 2023. After that, Ed is making a...
Poll Are You Playing Dead Island 2?
Dead and loving it
The year is 2023, and Dead Island 2 is an actual video game that just released. If you can still remember the project's initial teaser trailer for all those years ago, then you might find this whole situation quite surreal. The craziest part, though? Against all odds, the game's actually good fun. We gave this latest...
News Blasphemous 2 Fully Revealed, Continues the Cycle on PS5 in Summer 2023
Penance for your thoughts
We already knew that The Game Kitchen was cooking up a sequel to its great side-scrolling action game Blasphemous, and it's now finally been unveiled. Releasing on PS5 in late summer 2023, Blasphemous 2 looks like another solid, and unsettling, 2D adventure. The sequel picks up after the events of the Wounds of Eventide...
Guide Dead Island 2: Tips and Tricks - How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
Prepare for your trip to Hell-A
Looking for some Dead Island 2 tips and tricks? The oft-delayed outing has finally been set loose after a wild nine year wait, bringing us sun-bleached beaches, a cocktail of deadly weapons, and of course, lots and lots of zombies. But while most of us gamers will be well-versed in the art of zombie-killing, you...
Thursday20th Apr 2023
Guide Horizon Forbidden West Trophy Guide: All PS5, PS4 Trophies and How to Get the Platinum
Unlock all the Trophies in Horizon Forbidden West
In this Horizon Forbidden West Trophy guide, we will be exploring the game's full list of Trophies, going through each one and telling you how to unlock them. As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, use this Trophy roadmap to track your progress towards unlocking the Platinum. If you want to...
News PS Plus Extra Adds Another Exciting Game on Launch Day in May
Japan Studio fans, pull up a pew
The bizarrely beautiful Humanity looks a lot like the kind of game Japan Studio would have made for the PS Store during the PS3 era – and it will be made available on PS5 and PS4 day one with PS Plus Extra. Releasing on 16th May alongside the next round of Game Catalogue additions, the title will be playable either...
Guide Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores: How to Solve the Dino Digits Quiz
Solutions for the Dino Digits Quiz in Burning Shores
How do you solve the Dino Digits quiz in Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores? What are the answers for the Dino Digits quiz? In Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores, there's a mysterious puzzle in Pangea Park that you won't know how to solve right away. As part of our Horizon Forbidden West...
Guide Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores: All Pangea Figurines Locations
Where to find all Pangea Figurines
Where are all Pangea Figurines in Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores? Where are all the Pangea Figurines located? In Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores, Pangea Figurines are a type of collectable scattered across the map. As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, we're going to tell you where to find all...
Review Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores (PS5) - Aloy's New Chapter Is Essential for Fans
For us, Guerrilla Games' Horizon series has been brilliant from the very start, but it's getting better each time we return to it. Horizon Forbidden West is an excellent sequel that builds upon the first game in practically every way — a larger, more varied open world, a better ensemble cast, more interesting side quests,...
Review Disney Speedstorm (PS5) - A New Direction for Racers That Will Raise Some Eyebrows
Mickey Mouse Kart
Disney video games are slowly making their impact felt on the industry again lately. For a long-time Disney fans, the re-emergence of Mickey Mouse and other iconic characters being used in video games like Disney Dreamlight Valley and seeing success is something we have waited what feels like forever to see. In the case of Disney...
News Sony Acquires Firewalk Studios, New Team Behind Innovative Multiplayer IP
And another one
Sony has added another team to its PS Studios portfolio, although as has become a consistent theme from the manufacturer, this is a new and independent studio – and not a household name that’s published multiformat titles in the past. The platform holder announced a publishing partnership with the firm a few years ago, and its...
News Final Fantasy 16's Mind-Blowing PS5 Visuals Have Improved Drastically Since the Game Was Announced
Pushing the stunningly-detailed envelope
Longtime Final Fantasy fans, and gamers in general, know that the series brings the heat when it comes to cutting-edge visual fidelity, especially on new hardware. We all marvelled at the PS1 FMVs in Final Fantasy VII, and gaped open-mouthed at that metal AF opening cutscene in Final Fantasy X on PS2...
News Sony Quietly Raises the Price of PlayStation Games on Steam in Select Regions
Sony has quietly hiked the prices of PlayStation games on Steam in seven countries worldwide, with titles like Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Days Gone, God of War, Returnal, and more affected. First spotted by Chairmanchuck over on ResetEra, and
Mini Review Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster (PS4) - The Gripping RPG That Rocked Square's Series
Go ahead and jump
Final Fantasy IV is the game that put Square's series on a new path, one that prioritised dramatic, character-driven stories — something that would define the franchise going forward. It tells the twisting tale of Cecil, a skilled knight who starts to question his country's militaristic ambitions. Even 32 years after its initial...
News The Excellent EA Sports PGA Tour Adds Classic Three-Click Swing on PS5
We thought EA Sports PGA Tour was a fantastic golf sim, even with its analogue-based swing mechanic. But obviously that gameplay style is not for everyone, and the publisher has acknowledged that by updating the release with a more classical triple-click swing system. The patch is available now, and while we’re yet to test it out for...
Mini Review Final Fantasy III Pixel Remaster (PS4) - Job System Stars in a Solid RPG
Job's a good 'un
Where Final Fantasy II felt like it was really trying to branch away from the original Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy III almost feels like a retread of the very first game. In both its storytelling and its core gameplay systems, the third instalment in Square's series has much in common with its progenitor — although it does well...
News Slick Jet Set Radio Successor Bomb Rush Cyberfunk Should Paint PS5, PS4 After Timed Switch Exclusivity
Become All City
The neon streets of Bomb Rush Cyberfunk will likely look inviting to fans of cel-shaded counter-culture classic Jet Set Radio. The spiritual successor will grind its way onto Switch and PC on 18th August, with a PlayStation release date potentially coming a week later, but that last part remains slightly unclear. Back in 2021,...
News Marvel's Spider-Man 2 PS5 Motion Capture Work May Be Complete
Update: Or not?
Update: Well, this is a bit awkward. Speaking in a Reddit AMA yesterday, Peter Parker’s voice actor Yuri Lowenthal definitely implied that his voice and motion capture work on Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is complete. Here are comments: However, when asked the same question on Twitter a few hours later, he said the complete oppos
News The King of Fighters 15 Gets Very Generous PS5, PS4 Demo
Features 15 fighters
Demos are making a comeback, and The King of Fighters 15 is the latest title to give PS5 and PS4 owners a taste. Originally released last year, this sampler is surprisingly generous, featuring 15 playable fighters, as well as Versus and Training Modes. You can’t transfer your data to the full release, but obviously this...
News Techland Is Not Announcing Dying Light 3, Just Polling Players on Possible Protagonists
Techland, the developer of both Dying Light and Dying Light 2 (which has a major update out today, coincidentally), wants to know what you would like to see in a protagonist for a potential Dying Light 3. But, like, also wants you to know that it is totally not announcing Dying Light 3, as well. It's kind of sweet, actually, the video...
News French Publisher Focus Entertainment Buys Train Sim World 3 Dev
Next destination: corporate consolidation
Focus Entertainment has acquired Railsimulator.com, the parent company of Dovetail Games which makes titles such as Train Sim World 3. The fee is not mentioned, and the news comes courtesy of the French firm’s financial report. The organisation used to publish the Farming Simulator series, before GIANTS...
News Diablo 4 Opens to Everyone in May for One Last Pre-Release Run
The Server Slam
After a bout of teasing on social media, Blizzard has confirmed that Diablo 4 will return for one more networking test ahead of its full release in June. From Friday the 12th May to Sunday the 14th May, the game will be open to everyone, and will feature the same content as the previous beta weekends. The big gameplay adjustments...
News THQ Nordic Dates Digital Showcase with 'World Premiere' PS5, PS4 Reveals for 11th August
Save the date
THQ Nordic will reveal its hand on 11th August, as we begin to settle into a summer of showcases. The publisher is promising “world premiere announcements” as well as updates on previously revealed titles, like Alone in the Dark, Outcast 2: A New Beginning, and Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy. The show will begin at 12PM PDT / 8PM...
News Cult of the Lamb's Relics of the Old Faith Update Offers Communion on 24th April
For the low, low price of your immortal soul
Cult of the Lamb returns to bring fire, faith, and steel to the anthropomorphic unbelievers in the Relics of the Old Faith update, which drops delightfully soon, on 24th April. Relics of the Old Faith is a free update which comes with a variety of improvements across the board, which actually look like...
News Horizon Chase Turbo Dev Purchased by Epic Games to Flesh Out Fortnite
Aquiris now named Epic Games Brasil
Oh no! Horizon Chase Turbo is a true gem of an arcade racer, but its developer has been bought by Epic Games to feed the unstoppable Fortnite machine. The Brazilian-based Aquiris will now become Epic Games Brasil, and the Unreal Engine maker says it will “leverage experience to contribute to the future of...
Live Watch the Street Fighter 6 Showcase Right Here
The streets don't lie
Street Fighter 6 looks like it could be an all-time great in Capcom’s storied fighting series, and we’ll be learning a lot more about the title during the publisher’s livestream, which is scheduled to get underway from 3PM PDT / 11PM BST. Hosted by Lil Wayne, the publisher’s promising plenty of gameplay and...
News PS Plus Premium's LocoRoco Midnight Carnival Getting PS5, PS4 Trophies
As has become a pretty common trend of late, Sony is updating PSP classic LocoRoco Midnight Carnival, released as part of PS Plus Premium, with Trophies. This is something we’ve observed several times recently across a number emulated first-party titles: Echoshift added gongs earlier in the month, while the likes of
Wednesday19th Apr 2023
Guide Horizon Forbidden West: All Outfits, Armor, and Best Outfits to Use
All the Outfits in Horizon Forbidden West
What are all the Outfits in Horizon Forbidden West? Which Outfit should you use, and where do you get them? In Horizon Forbidden West, there are dozens of Outfits for Aloy that give her unique resistances and perks. As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, we're going to show them all to you and explain...
Guide Horizon Forbidden West: How to Get All Legendary Weapons
All legendary weapon locations
Where are all the Legendary weapons in Horizon Forbidden West? What are the Legendary weapons and how do you get them? Horizon Forbidden West has powerful Legendary class weapons to find, but you'll have to work for them. As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, we're going to tell you what all the Legendary...
Guide Horizon Forbidden West: All Cauldron Locations and Rewards
Where to find all Cauldrons in Horizon Forbidden West
Where are all the Cauldrons in Horizon Forbidden West? What are Cauldrons, and what do you get for completing them? As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, we're going to tell you all about Cauldrons, and what you receive for doing them. Horizon Forbidden West: What Is a Cauldron?:...
News New PS5 Firmware Update Available to Download Now
What does version 23.01-07.20.00 do?
Sony has put out yet another PS5 firmware patch that you'll need to download before booting up a game for an evening play session. Weighing in at 1.151GB, it's on the smaller side so it should not take up too much of your time. The patch notes taken from the PS5 read: We've improved system software performance...
News Star Wars Jedi: Survivor's PS5 File Size Is Ridiculous
It's as we feared
If you plan on playing Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on PS5 later this month, then you'd better make sure that your system's storage space is in shape. An early report from the reliable PlayStation Game Size says that the upcoming action title weighs in at a frankly colossal 147GB on PS5. This is one of the largest file sizes you'll...
Guide Horizon Forbidden West: All Valor Surges and Best Ones to Use
All the Valor Surges in Horizon Forbidden West
What are all the Valor Surges in Horizon Forbidden West? Which Valor Surge should you use and what do they do? Horizon Forbidden West features Valor Surges, powerful new abilities Aloy can use to help in combat. As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, this page goes through all the Valor Surges,...
News Scalped PS5 Prices Plummet as Retail Stock Surges
You almost feel sorry for them
It's beginning to look like the dry days of the great PS5 drought might finally be behind us; Sony will certainly tell you they are. Consoles can be found in the wild now; that much is true, and this effect is being felt. Markets do tend to react to economic factors like, say, an increase in retail stock following an...
News Hogwarts Legacy Fans Livid Quidditch Is Allegedly Being Sold as a Separate Game
What a load of Quaffle
Hogwarts Legacy was released a few months ago (shattering sales records), allowing many to live out their nascent Harry Potter fantasies. Notably absent from the curriculum was Quidditch, the undeniably appealing sport famous in Harry Potter's Wizarding World. In-game, Headmaster Nigellus Black cancelled the Quidditch...
News PS Plus Premium Adds Two More Full Game Trials for New PS5, PS4 Titles
As we mentioned over the weekend, full game trials aren’t better than outright being able to play a title in its entirety, but there’s a growing selection of them available with PS Plus Premium – and right on time, Sony’s added two more. Alongside today’s enormous update, the manufacturer has added a three hour trial f
Gallery Is Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores the Best Looking Game Ever?
PS5 DLC looks incredible
Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores is out today exclusively on PS5, and, let's cut to the chase, it looks magnificent. We're currently busy playing the expansion to line up our review and other coverage, but we had to share a few (spoiler free!) snapshots with you. Of course, it's based upon the already stunning main...
News Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster's New Exp, Money Boosts Don't Disable Trophies
Now that we've actually played the Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters for ourselves, we can confirm that the all-new 'Boosts' do not disable Trophies. We always expected this would be the case, but we just wanted to make it clear in case any Push Square readers were wondering. For additional context, 'Boosts' are found in the options menu...
Mini Review Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster (PS4) - Series Originator Is Still Hard to Fault
It wasn't final after all
Ah, the game where it all began. The original Final Fantasy is an incredibly basic (and relatively short) RPG by today's standards, but there's still an inherent charm to its no-nonsense adventuring. It's light versus dark, good versus evil, four heroes standing against the end of the world — and that's just about all...
News Horizon Forbidden West Adds Thalassophobia Mode, Making Its Deep Waters Less Foreboding
Accessibility option makes exploration easier
Horizon Forbidden West's Burning Shores expansion is now live (with our review coming in a few days), and we can't wait to dive in. Its mysterious waters can be made less foreboding, however, with the inclusion of an interesting accessibility option added alongside it, called Thalassophobia Mode...
News Diablo 4 Will Lack an Essential Feature from Past Entries
Time to get your eyes tested
Diablo 4's release date is fast approaching, with the apocalyptic action RPG springing forth on PS5 and PS4 on 6th June. It's officially gone gold (yay), but the Tweet announcing that fact was something of a double-edged sword, as Rod Ferguson, the dark lord of the Diablo franchise, popped into the replies to confirm a...
Mini Review Final Fantasy II Pixel Remaster (PS4) - The Best Version of a Flawed Final Fantasy
The Empire strikes back
Final Fantasy II has long been considered one of the weaker mainline entries in Square Enix's series. While it did attempt to push the property forward in terms of storytelling, its intriguing but deeply flawed levelling system has left many a player unimpressed over the years. In Final Fantasy II, you play as a group of...
News Horizon's Burning Shores Are Vast, Roughly a Third of the Size of Forbidden West
Horizon Forbidden West's Burning Shores expansion is available now, and we've learned just how big the ruined remnants of Los Angeles really are. In a new video from PlayStation Access, at around the 13-minute mark, we get our first comparison between the base game and Burning Shores. Burning Shores appear to be about a third...
News Consumer Spending Growth on Subscriptions Like PS Plus Is Slowing
Maybe not the future after all
A chunk of the discourse this generation has revolved around subscriptions, and Sony’s reluctance to offer its first-party releases day one with PS Plus. Many felt that the PS5 would begin to fall behind its rivals due to a perceived lack of value compared to competing services like Xbox Game Pass, but in reality the...
Poll Are You Playing Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores?
Feel the burn
Aloy's latest adventure is out now on PS5, whisking her away to the titular Burning Shores. For those totally out of the loop, Burning Shores is an expansion for Horizon Forbidden West, featuring an all-new open world region, a new storyline, new characters, new enemies, new equipment, and new skills. The DLC is also exclusive to...
News PS5 Sales Increase An Outrageous 369% in Key European Countries
Both Xbox and Switch decline
These statistics are getting a little bit samey, but new data underlines PS5’s impressive rise to dominance. The console’s sales increased 369 per cent throughout the first quarter of 2023 in key European countries like France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, and Portugal. That’s even more...
News March 2023 Circana: PS5 Now Trending Ahead of PS4, Best March Ever for a PlayStation
Update: Not only is the PS5 trending ahead of the PS4 in the USA, but it also set a new PlayStation units record for March – after achieving the same feat for February last month as well. Estimates peg the sales at over 620k for March 2023, which is what the PSP sold at launch back in 2005. Basically, the new-gen console is sellin
News Final Fantasy 16 Pre-Launch Livestream Announced
Square Enix will be hosting a special Final Fantasy XVI event just ahead of its release date. This 'pre-launch celebration' will take place in Los Angeles on the 11th June, and it'll be livestreamed. Outside of this basic information, we don't really know what the event will offer. The publisher says there are "more details to come". Stay...
News Steamboat Willie's Mickey Mouse Is Boosting into Disney Speedstorm on PS5, PS4
Whistle when you're winning
Disney Dreamlight Valley already had a centenary Star Path filled with Steamboat Willie-themed content, so it’s perhaps not a massive surprise to see the legendary 1928 animation represented in Gameloft’s brand new kart racer, Disney Speedstorm. Due out in the summer, Steamboat Mickey will be hitting the starting...
News VR Skater Unleashes Your Inner Tony Hawk on PSVR2
Coming this summer
Perp Games has provided an update on the previously announced VR Skater, which grinds onto PSVR2 this summer. An in-depth PlayStation Blog post breaks down everything to expect from the VR adaptation of the Tony Hawk sport, which included details on customisation and how the game supports the unique features of Sony's latest...
News Oxenfree II: Lost Signals Dated for the Summer on PS5, PS4
Pre-orders go live today
It has been confirmed that Oxenfree II: Lost Signals will launch for PS5 and PS4 on 12th July 2023. Announced during a Nintendo Indie World showcase, you can catch the new trailer above. It sets up the story for the sequel and features lots of new gameplay ahead of the new summer release date. The story setup goes like...
News Commemorate Your Visit to the Burning Shores with New Horizon Forbidden West Merch
The Last of Horus
Happy Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores day! Everyone knows that you need to commemorate an exciting trip with a souvenir, and what better way to say you’ve visited post-apocalyptic Los Angeles than with a tee? Available from the official PlayStation Gear store now are two new shirts inspired by the PS5 expansion pack, which...
Tuesday18th Apr 2023
Guide Horizon Forbidden West Machines: All Enemies, Strengths, Weaknesses, and Overrides
A Horizon Forbidden West bestiary
What are all the machines in Horizon Forbidden West? How many machines are there in Horizon Forbidden West, and what are their strengths and weaknesses? How do you override each machine? As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, we're going to outline each machine in the game, telling you all about each one. That...
Guide Horizon Forbidden West: All Face Paints and How to Use Them
How do you wear face paints in Horizon Forbidden West?
How do you use face paints in Horizon Forbidden West? What are all the face paints, and where do you get them? As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, we will be going through the game's selection of face paints that Aloy can wear during her journey. This includes all face paints in the...
Guide Horizon Forbidden West: All Skills and Best Skills to Learn
All the Skills in Horizon Forbidden West
What are all the Skills in Horizon Forbidden West? Which are the best Skills to get? In Horizon Forbidden West, there are lots of Skills to unlock for Aloy, spread across several skill trees. As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, we'll be taking a look at each Skill and telling you which to prioritise...
Guide Kena: Bridge of Spirits: All Village Collectibles
All the Collectibles in Village in Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Where are all the collectibles in Village in Kena: Bridge of Spirits? What collectibles are in Village, and where can you find them? As part of our Kena: Bridge of Spirits guide, we're going to outline where to find all the collectibles in Village. Kena: Bridge of Spirits: All Village...
Guide Kena: Bridge of Spirits: All Rusu Mountain Collectibles
All the Collectibles in Rusu Mountain in Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Where are all the collectibles in Rusu Mountain in Kena: Bridge of Spirits? What collectibles are in Rusu Mountain, and where can you find them? As part of our Kena: Bridge of Spirits guide, we're going to outline where to find all the collectibles in Rusu Mountain. Kena: Bridge of...
Guide Kena: Bridge of Spirits: All Forgotten Forest Collectibles
All the Collectibles in Forgotten Forest in Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Where are all the collectibles in Forgotten Forest in Kena: Bridge of Spirits? What collectibles are in Forgotten Forest, and where can you find them? As part of our Kena: Bridge of Spirits guide, we're going to outline where to find all the collectibles in Forgotten Forest...
Guide Kena: Bridge of Spirits: All Fields Collectibles
All the Collectibles in Fields in Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Where are all the collectibles in Fields in Kena: Bridge of Spirits? What collectibles are in Fields, and where can you find them? As part of our Kena: Bridge of Spirits guide, we're going to outline where to find all the collectibles in Fields. Kena: Bridge of Spirits: All Fields...
Guide Kena: Bridge of Spirits Guide: Tips, Tricks, and All Collectibles
Where to find everything in Kena: Bridge of Spirits and more
Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a PS5 and PS4 indie action adventure game from developer Ember Lab. It's a lighthearted adventure with combat, platforming, and puzzles. We really enjoyed our time with it, awarding the game a solid 7/10 in our review. In this Kena: Bridge of Spirits guide, we...
News 16 More PS Plus Extra, Premium Games Available to Download Now
Bethesda all over the place
Following last week's lineup announcement, the 16 PS5, PS4 games coming to PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium for the month of April 2023 can all be downloaded now. You'll be able to play all these titles until they leave the service. In case you need a reminder of what's on offer from today, the full list can be viewed...
Guide Kena: Bridge of Spirits: All Village Heart Collectibles
All the Collectibles in Village Heart in Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Where are all the collectibles in Village Heart in Kena: Bridge of Spirits? What collectibles are in Village Heart, and where can you find them? As part of our Kena: Bridge of Spirits guide, we're going to outline where to find all the collectibles in Village Heart. Kena: Bridge of...
Guide Kena: Bridge of Spirits: All Meditation Spot Locations
Where to find every Meditation Spot in Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Where are all the Meditation Spots in Kena: Bridge of Spirits? How do you find all the Meditation Spots, and where are they? Meditation Spots are secluded spaces where Kena can meditate, and doing so increases your health permanently. As part of our Kena: Bridge of Spirits guide, we're...
Guide Kena: Bridge of Spirits: All Taro's Tree Collectibles
All the Collectibles in Taro's Tree in Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Where are all the collectibles in Taro's Tree in Kena: Bridge of Spirits? What collectibles are in Taro's Tree, and where can you find them? As part of our Kena: Bridge of Spirits guide, we're going to outline where to find all the collectibles in Taro's Tree. Kena: Bridge of Spirits:...
Guide Kena: Bridge of Spirits: All Rot Locations
Where to find every Rot creature in Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Where are all the Rot creatures in Kena: Bridge of Spirits? How do you find all the Rot, and where are they? The Rot is the race of small creatures that help out Kena in many ways throughout the adventure. As part of our Kena: Bridge of Spirits guide, we're going to outline where to find...
News Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Trophies Revealed, Including a Platinum Trophy for Each
Trophies for the eagerly anticipated Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters have begun to pop up on dedicated sites like Exophase. Each of the six lovingly remastered entries in the series will be bestowed with its own Platinum Trophy, avoiding any annoying cross-game unlock shenanigans (we are looking directly at you, Mass Effect Legendary...
Guide Kena: Bridge of Spirits PS5, PS4 Trophy Guide: All Trophies and How to Get the Platinum
How to get all the PS5 and PS4 Trophies in Kena: Bridge of Spirits
With this Kena: Bridge of Spirits roadmap, we will be outlining how to unlock the Platinum Trophy in this PS5 and PS4 indie adventure. As part of our Kena: Bridge of Spirits guide, we'll be going through all the Trophies in the game, detailing their descriptions and how to unlock...
Review Dead Island 2 (PS5) - A Surprisingly Refreshing Zombie Slasher
A Zom-pocalypse worth the wait
Nine years ago, Dead Island 2 entered the public zeitgeist with a vibrant and funny reveal trailer. It teased a new, colourful setting in L.A. whilst doubling down on that irreverent tone of the original game. However, as the years passed on, the rumour mill began to churn out tales of internal struggles, with the...
Site News Where Is Our Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores PS5 Review?
Horizon Forbidden West’s hugely anticipated DLC expansion Burning Shores launches tomorrow on the PS5, and you may be wondering where our review is. We can confirm that the review embargo has now lifted – in fact, the DLC is already available in some time zones – but we’ve only just received playable code, meaning we’ve...
Guide Kena: Bridge of Spirits: All Hat Locations
Where to find all Hats in Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Where are all the Hats in Kena: Bridge of Spirits? How do you find all the Rot Hats, and where are they? There are lots of Hats to find in the game, and once found, you can buy them at Hat Carts to customise your Rot. As part of our Kena: Bridge of Spirits guide, we're going to outline where to find...
Guide Kena: Bridge of Spirits: All Spirit Mail Locations
Where to find all the Spirit Mail in Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Where are all the Spirit Mails in Kena: Bridge of Spirits? How do you find all the Spirit Mail, and where are they? Spirit Mail can be found and then delivered to its intended destination, unlocking new areas when you do. As part of our Kena: Bridge of Spirits guide, we're going to outline...
Guide Kena: Bridge of Spirits: What Are the Differences Between PS5 and PS4 Versions?
All differences between PS5 and PS4 versions of Kena: Bridge of Spirits
How are the PS5 and PS4 versions of Kena: Bridge of Spirits different from each other? What are the main differences, and in what ways are they the same? Kena: Bridge of Spirits is out on both PS5 and PS4, but there are a couple of notable differences between consoles. As part...
News Burning Shores Trophies Won't Make 100% Completion in Horizon Forbidden West Too Difficult
18 Trophies to unlock
If you're looking to re-earn the magical 100% completion mark on your PS5 profile for Horizon Forbidden West, then you won't face too tough a task when tackling tomorrow's DLC Burning Shores. The expansion's Trophy list is now live, and it reveals another 18 gongs have been added. There are some story spoilers tied to certain...
Random Watch Ashley from Resident Evil 4's PS5, PS4 Remake Buy, Er, Resident Evil 4
Surprisingly hard to come by
Resident Evil 4's recent remake modernised the classic in several ways, including updating the character model for deuteragonist Ashley Graham, AKA Baby Eagle. Remake Ashley is portrayed by Dutch-born model Ella Freya (who lives and works in Tokyo) and recently recorded her adventure to find a copy in the wild...
News Ghostwire: Tokyo Is 'Quantifiably' Better on PS5 Than Xbox Series X|S, Says Digital Foundry
But it's not great there, either
Ghostwire: Tokyo received a big PS5 update last week, coinciding with the game's Xbox Series X|S launch. Digital Foundry, doing what the technical wizards there do best, got to work beneath the hood, comparing and contrasting the various iterations of the supernatural FPS. Digital Foundry awarded the PS5 version the...
News Eric 'ConcernedApe' Barone Halts Haunted Chocolatier Development, Returns to Stardew Valley
Tell the world I'm coming home
Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone is halting development on the excellent-looking Haunted Chocolatier to get back on the tools for Stardew Valley, beginning construction on the all-consuming farm-and-life management sim's 1.6 update. This update will largely make life easier for the modding community on PC, but new game...
Guide Kena: Bridge of Spirits: All Flower Shrine Locations
Where to find every Flower Shrine in Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Where are all the Flower Shrines in Kena: Bridge of Spirits? How do you find all the Flower Shrines, and where are they? Flower Shrines throughout the land have been corrupted, and need to be restored to their former glory. As part of our Kena: Bridge of Spirits guide, we're going to...
News Horizon Forbidden West's Latest Update on PS5 Prepares for Launch of Burning Shores
Available to download now
A day before the launch of its expansion, Guerrilla Games has just released a new patch for Horizon Forbidden West on PS5. It's an important one, too, as you won't be able to start playing Burning Shores without it. The patch brings the game to version 1.021.000, and it's pretty big, weighing in at roughly 14GB. The patch...
Guide Kena: Bridge of Spirits: All Ruins Collectibles
All the Collectibles in Ruins in Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Where are all the collectibles in Ruins in Kena: Bridge of Spirits? What collectibles are in Ruins, and where can you find them? As part of our Kena: Bridge of Spirits guide, we're going to outline where to find all the collectibles in Ruins. Kena: Bridge of Spirits: All Ruins Collectibles:...
Guide Kena: Bridge of Spirits: How Long Does It Take to Beat?
How many hours long is Kena: Bridge of Spirits?
How long does Kena: Bridge of Spirits take to beat? You might be wondering how long Ember Lab's colourful action adventure is. As part of our Kena: Bridge of Spirits guide, we're going to tell you roughly how long it takes to beat this indie title. Kena: Bridge of Spirits: How Long Does It Take to...
Guide Kena: Bridge of Spirits: All Storehouse Collectibles
All the Collectibles in Storehouse in Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Where are all the collectibles in Storehouse in Kena: Bridge of Spirits? What collectibles are in Storehouse, and where can you find them? As part of our Kena: Bridge of Spirits guide, we're going to outline where to find all the collectibles in Storehouse. Kena: Bridge of Spirits: All...
News Bungie Taking 'Breach of Trust' Within Destiny 2 Creator Community 'Extremely Seriously'
Following a Destiny 2 content leak at a recent creator summit, developer Bungie has put its foot down, promising to get tougher in the future. A high-profile Destiny 2 streamer and YouTuber, Ekuegan, has reportedly been accused by the company of leaking information pertaining to the Bungie Community Summit in a private Discord...
News Park Beyond Looks Like the PS5 Spiritual Successor to Theme Park You've Been Longing For
Planet Coaster was really good, specifically on PS5, but it didn’t quite stir those fond memories of Theme Park like Park Beyond looks poised to. Due out 16th June on Sony’s new-gen system, here’s our first proper look at the gameplay systems – and how it’ll all work on a DualSense controller. And it looks good, even if we’re...
Guide Kena: Bridge of Spirits: All Cursed Chest Locations
Where to find every Cursed Chest in Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Where are all the Cursed Chests in Kena: Bridge of Spirits? How do you find all the Cursed Chests, and where are they? Throughout the game are chests, but some are cursed, requiring you to pass a challenge before you open them. As part of our Kena: Bridge of Spirits guide, we're going to...
Mini Review God of Rock (PS5) - A Decent Fighting Game Which Shares Similarities with Rock Band
Rock of ages
Punching is cool, but what if punching was instigated by musical notes instead? Well, developer Modus Studios liked that idea, and the result is God of Rock, a fighting game that pits rival musicians against one another. Mechanically, God of Rock is solid. While it's a fighting game, the core of the experience relies on note charts a...
Guide Kena: Bridge of Spirits: How Do You Unlock Master Spirit Guide Difficulty?
How to get Master Spirit Guide for the Trophy
How do you unlock Master Spirit Guide difficulty in Kena: Bridge of Spirits? In Ember Lab's debut game, there are several difficulty levels when you start it up, but the toughest is locked off. If you want to get the Trophy Master Spirit Guide, you'll need to unlock it. As part of our
News Pokémon Go's Niantic Is Making an AR Monster Hunter Game
After hitting on huge success with Pokémon Go, developer Niantic has basically been adapting the same idea to dozens of different brands. Have you seen those ads for the NBA version on Instagram, for example? Now you too can take on Steph Curry and LeBron James in your local neighbourhood – or something. We suppose, given its...
Monday17th Apr 2023
Guide Best Puzzle Games on PS5
PS5's best puzzle titles, rated and ranked
What are the best puzzle games on PS5? The puzzle genre is arguably the most popular on the planet, with franchises like Tetris and – whisper it – Candy Crush Saga appealing to millions upon millions of players all around the world. But, like the Tetronimos many of you will no doubt be familiar with,...
News The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Studio Clarifies 'Paywalled' Voice Acting DLC
More for background NPCs, not main characters
A piece of DLC for the £54.99/$59.99 version of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum drew some ire this past weekend as it appears to lock Elven voice acting behind a paywall. The Precious Edition bundles in a "Sindarin VO" bonus with the base game along with three other DLC packs, and a press release says it...
News Standalone Harry Potter Quidditch Game Announced
For PC and consoles
Warner Bros has announced a standalone game based on the Harry Potter sport Quidditch is currently in the works. PS5 and PS4 versions aren't confirmed just yet, but it is coming to PC and consoles. You can probably be safe assuming the title will release for PlayStation consoles, with a release date not confirmed yet. Harry...
News Hogwarts Legacy, PS5's Spellbinding Harry Potter Spin-Off, Massively Exceeded Sales Expectations
Considering the gargantuan weight of the IP in question, predicting Hogwarts Legacy would be a massive hit was always going to be a safe bet. As it turns out, the spell-slinging action RPG was such a massive success that a developer who worked on it has already used the title's commercial achievements to garnish their LinkedIn profile...
News Horizon Forbidden West DLC Burning Shores Up for Pre-Load Now on PS5
Just under 17GB in size
Those who have pre-ordered Horizon Forbidden West DLC Burning Shores can now start downloading the expansion in preparation for Wednesday's launch on PS5. As long as you pre-ordered via the PS Store, the pre-load should activate automatically; your console may have already got it stored after downloading the DLC overnight...
News Armored Core 6 Key Art Emerges, Anticipation for Elden Ring Studio's Next Game Grows
Visual asset aquired
Gamers can loosely be categorised into two broad groups: those who have accepted the radical, revolutionary game design teachings of auter developer Hidetaka Miyazaki (named to Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2023 list) into their hearts as the future of the medium, and those who haven't quite caught up yet. All fun...
News Meet the Actress Behind Aloy's New Ally in Horizon Forbidden West's PS5 DLC
Psyched to meet you Seyka
Update: Just a day after posting this article, Guerrilla Games has followed up with a full behind-the-scenes getting into the nitty-gritty of newcomer Kylie Liya Page's role in Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores. The video outlines her first day on set, as well as her alter-ego Seyka's role in the story. Don't worry...
News SEGA Buys Angry Birds Maker for $775 Million
Update: And just like that, SEGA has purchased Rovio, the mobile developer behind Angry Birds. The final bid is slightly less than had originally been reported: $775 million. Considering the Finnish firm’s turnover totals about $300 million a year, this deal looks like a snip for the Sonic the Hedgehog publisher. As we’re all...
News Dead Island 2 Launch Trailer Brings a Nine-Year Wait to an End
Imagine telling the studio at the time Yager Entertainment that the project it's working on will not receive a launch trailer for another nine years. And it wouldn't even be the developer to actually put it out. Originally revealed all the way back at E3 2014, it's finally time for Dead Island 2 to actually release on PS5, PS4. It's...
News Media Molecule Co-Founder Exits Following Dreams' Live Support Stoppage
Mark Healey moving on
One of Media Molecule's founders, Mark Healey, has announced his departure from the studio. Sharing his news on social media, he says today will be his last day at the PS Studios developer. "So, after years of co-birthing and building Media Molecule, I have decided it is time for me to fly the nest today is my last day at...
News Diablo 4 Goes Gold Ahead of June Release Date
Blizzard has confirmed that Diablo 4 has gone gold, meaning that the game's ready to ship ahead of its 6th June release date on PS5 and PS4. A few months back, there were actually some (unsubstantiated) whispers that the action RPG would be delayed to later in the year, but the date has stuck. This is all following on from immensely...
News UK Sales Charts: God of War Ragnarok, Gran Turismo 7 Rep PlayStation in Quiet Week
Steady as she goes
There's not a whole lot to dig into with the UK's latest physical chart. All the usual suspects are still kicking around in the top 10, although this is very much the calm before the storm, with a few big releases coming soon. For now, though, FIFA 23 is back on top of the pile. Resident Evil 4 drops one spot from second to...
PS4's best platformers ranked and rated
What are the best platformers on PS4? If you've been playing games for any length of time, you'll know that platformers have been around since the very beginning. Some of gaming's most recognisable characters are from platformers — your Marios, your Sonics, and so on. Mainly concerned with testing a player's...
News Kingdom Come: Deliverance Dev Warhorse Studios Mustering Creative Host for New Project
Must be willing to travel
The excellent open-world RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance was a surprise hit, considering its real-world, 15th-century Bohemian setting and foregoing the fantastical elements common to games of its ilk, such as Skyrim or Fallout 4. Now, developer Warhorse Studios, based out of Prague, has put out a call to arms (or keyboards)...
News Odd PS5, PS4 Dino Shooter Exoprimal Will Collaborate with Other Capcom Games
Exoprimal, Capcom's outrageous third-person dinosaur murder simulator, isn't out until 14th July. Still, the combination publisher/developer is going all-in on the outing if the title's recently released content roadmap is anything to go by. Capcom thanked players for their feedback on last month's open beta session and shared some of...
Random Metal Gear Solid Singer Causes Stir with Unrelated Snake Eater Recording
The persistent rumours of a Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater remake have been swirling for years, with Konami's reimagined epic purportedly out as soon as 2024. It seemed like further fuel had been thrown onto that particular conflagration over the weekend, not from a leak or data breach, but by a singer long associated
News Another Fisherman's Tale Adventures to PSVR2 on 11th May
Extended gameplay look revealed
PSVR2 sequel Another Fisherman's Tale will release for Sony's headset on 11th May 2023, its publisher Vertigo Games has confirmed. A four-minute gameplay showcase accompanies today's news, which reveals everything you can expect from the second chapter of the game. Check it out above for some puzzling and adventuring...
News Derby, Leicester the Destination in Train Sim World 3's Next DLC
East Midlands Railway en route
Following this author’s particular enthusiasm over the addition of the Cross-City Line in Train Sim World 3, developer Dovetail is following up with an expansion of the midlands, this time with East Midlands Railway. The latest route being added to the game spans the 38-miles between Derby and Leicester, including...
News Production Begins on Knuckles, a Spin-Off TV Series from the Sonic Movies
Coming to Paramount Plus
Sonic the Hedgehog is now a successful movie franchise as well as a gaming one, with two big silver screen outings for SEGA's mascot landing big at the box office. Things are far from finishing there, though — we know a third film is heading our way, and a spin-off TV series all about Knuckles has also previously been...
Sunday16th Apr 2023
News Final Fantasy 16's PS5 Collector's Edition Is Being Scalped to High Heaven
Price more than doubled by resellers
Final Fantasy 16’s Collector’s Edition is pretty cool – it’s also completely sold out. Including a statue of the giant titan-like Eikons Ifrit and Phoenix, as well as a set of pins, a steelbook case, and a cloth map, the entire bundle retails for £329.99/$349.99. While you can join a waiting list on...
News Final Fantasy 16's PS5 State of Play Was a Huge Hit for Square Enix
State of Play video racks up the views
The irony of the State of Play format is that generally it’s been better suited to single game showcases. Obviously, we know there have been some pretty good multigame broadcasts, but when Sony has used the structure to show off individual games like Horizon Forbidden West or Gran Turismo 7, the reception has...
Random The Last of Us Is Finally an FPS in Jaw-Dropping PC Mod
Let's get on with it
What if The Last of Us: Part I was a first-person shooter? It’s a question fans have been asking for quite some time, and we even got a glimpse courtesy of some well-placed photo mode snapshots earlier in the year. But now footage of a bonafide PC mod has emerged, and the results are spectacular – even if there are still...
News PS Plus Premium Quietly Adds Another Full Game Trial
The unsung hero of PS Plus Premium, perhaps understandably, are its full game trials. Sure, we’d all prefer to have the full game available as part of our subscription, but these meaty demos can give you a good idea of what to expect from a title – and can be crucial in convincing you to part with your hard-earned cash. There are...
Saturday15th Apr 2023
Poll Are You Happy with Your PS Plus Extra, Premium Games for April 2023?
It was all Bethesda
We hope you like Bethesda games, because they make up the bulk of this month's PS Plus Extra and Premium offerings. Might this business decision be down to some kind of big deal that's happening elsewhere in the industry? Hmmm, sounds like a conspiracy to us... So, Extra continues to be pretty good value as far as we're...
News PSVR2 Sales May Actually Be Stronger Than Has Been Suggested
Estimates paint a more positive picture
Earlier in the month, a Bloomberg report citing analysis from IDC’s Francisco Jeronimo suggested that PSVR2 was off to a “slow” start and would need a price cut to avoid “complete disaster”. This prompted plenty of hand-wringing from enthusiasts, who pointed to many perceived “problems” with the...
News American Senators Continue to Target Sony Over PS5, PS4 Timed Exclusives
PlayStation alleged of engaging in "anticompetitive conduct"
More and more American senators are calling out Sony over its timed exclusivity deals, as the fallout from Xbox’s unfathomable $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard continues to rumble. North Dakota’s Kevin Cramer is the latest to throw his hat into the ring, sending a letter...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 472
Well, here in the UK, Easter may have come and gone, but there's absolutely no sign of Spring. All the more reason to cosy up in doors with some video games, eh? As if you needed an excuse! Jamie O'Neill: I've been a fan of anything relating to Strider since the 1989 original — from the Mega Drive port, through to the PS1...
Random Bavarian Football Team Greuther Fürth Pays Tribute to The Last of Us in Crowd
And it powered team to 2-1 win
Things may be looking apocalyptic for Greuther Fürth on the pitch – the Bavarian team is tenth in the Bundesliga 2, following relegation the season prior – but its fans have decided to mark the moment with some appropriate tifos, inspired by Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us. As posted on the team’s Instagram...
Friday14th Apr 2023
News Final Fantasy 16 Is Flying Up Sales Charts After Stellar State of Play Show
And that's just pre-orders
Despite being over two months away from launch, Final Fantasy XVI has started to rocket up the best sellers charts on Amazon — and this is the case in both the US and Europe. These charts are based on sales of already released games as well as pre-orders, but generally speaking, you don't see pre-orders rise all that...
Soapbox Final Fantasy 16 Is the Most Excited I've Been for the Series in Almost 20 Years
Finally, a Final Fantasy
I'm a massive fan of Final Fantasy. No doubt like many of you reading this, my gaming tastes were shaped by seminal PS1 titles like Final Fantasy VII, VIII, and IX. As a kid, those RPGs showed me that games could be more than Crash Bandicoot or Tekken 2 — that they could tell epic, 50-hour stories filled with unique...
News Diablo 4 Is Changing a Lot Based on Beta Feedback, Full List Revealed
Blizzard posts details
As promised, Blizzard has released a long list of changes coming to Diablo 4 when the game launches on the 6th June. These adjustments — some of which are quite significant — are based on player feedback from the closed and open beta tests that happened last month. The developer stressed that it was going to take any and...
News Elden Ring Dev's Armored Core 6 Rated for PS5, PS4 Release in Korea
Coming in hot
It’s been surprisingly silent on the Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon front – which is a surprise, considering the title is focused on giant hulking robots. But a rating in Korea has raised hopes that some kind of release date information could be imminent – especially as it’s generally more common for titles to get classified...
Random Horizon Forbidden West DLC Pays Homage to Classic Killzone 2 Moment
Killzone 2’s trailer intro sequence is iconic. It was part of the infamous original E3 demo which turned out to be smoke and mirrors, but was later replicated in a re-reveal trailer for the final PS3 game. And now Dutch developer Guerrilla Games has paid tribute to it in a trailer for Horizon Forbidden West’s expansion Burning Sho
News Death Stranding 2 Brings Hideo Kojima and His Celebrity Friends Together
Hideo Kojima, as a talented and respected artist, has far more friends than we do. Those friends probably know much more about Death Stranding 2 than we do, too, if some happy snaps shared on Twitter are anything to go by. Kojima has shared some behind-the-scenes photos from the in-development Death Stranding sequel, featuring celebrities like...
News Journey to LA in Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores Launch Trailer
New scenes, characters, and weapons revealed
With Horizon Forbidden West DLC Burning Shores less than a week out from its PS5 release, Sony has dropped a big launch trailer that provides far and away our best look at the expansion yet. Featuring new characters, cutscenes, and what look like important moments, it may be considered too spoiler heavy...
News Alan Wake 2 Is Still on Track for 2023 Release on PS5
Remedy reveals a new logo
Alan Wake II is still on course to release later this year, Remedy has confirmed. Buried at the bottom of a new blog post revealing the developer's new logo, communications director Thomas Puha says: "You can look forward to Alan Wake 2 later this year and several great Remedy experiences to play in the coming years."...
News Final Fantasy 16's Theme Song, Performed by Kenshi Yonezu, Is Kind of a Banger
Final Fantasy fans were spoiled today, getting a meaty State of Play Showcase in which 25 minutes of ridiculously awesome-looking Final Fantasy XVI gameplay footage dropped, with the promise of more to come.
News Elden Ring, Dark Souls Director Becomes Second Game Dev to Make Time's 100 Most Influential People List
Hidetaka Miyazaki is the president of FromSoftware and one of the all-time great game directors, helming Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Elden Ring (which has sold a surreal 20 million copies), to name a few. In recognition of this, the auteur creator has been named one of Time Magazi
News Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections Confirms New Characters, 'Special' Story Mode
Not just a collection
Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections isn't just a combined collection of past games in the series. As confirmed by the official Naruto Video Games social media accounts, the upcoming PS5 and PS4 release will feature new playable characters as well as an "original Special Story Mode" starring Boruto. Both Naruto...
News Call of Duty Warzone 2 Players are Calling Season 3 DMZ Bundle 'Pay-to-Win'
Activision is in the crosshairs again, with Call of Duty and Warzone 2 players accusing the monolithic publisher of introducing a "pay-to-win" bundle into the game's real-money marketplace. Added alongside yesterday's Season 3 update, a new progression system was added to DMZ, which is described in the patch notes thusly:...
News Company of Heroes 3 Parachutes onto PS5 on 30th May
Company of Heroes 3: Console Edition finally has a release date and will be storming PS5 beaches on 30th May, marking the series' first console foray. Pre-orders, both physically and digitally, open from 25th April. The Company of Heroes franchise is beloved by PC strategy fans, with even the first entry in the series (released in 2006)...
Thursday13th Apr 2023
Preview Single Player Spell-Based FPS Immortals of Aveum Looks Like Pure PS5 Magic
Spellbinding first gameplay blows us away
What if Call of Duty was set in a fantasy world where wars were fought with magic? That’s the question new developer Ascendant Studios tasked itself with solving over five years ago, and its answer is the immensely promising PS5 first-person shooter Immortals of Aveum. We were lucky enough to be invited by...
News The Last of Us HBO Exec Touches on Joel's Fate in Season 2
Here be spoilers
Craig Mazin, producer of HBOs excellent The Last of Us adaptation (and Chernobyl), has made it clear that anything is possible in Season 2, giving us all some food for thought. MAJOR SPOILERS for The Last of Us Part 1 and Part 2 to follow! In an interview with
Poll How Was Final Fantasy 16's State of Play Showcase?
Share your reaction to the big livestream
You might already be sold on Final Fantasy XVI, but Sony and Square Enix still felt it necessary to put on a State of Play livestream all about the PS5 RPG. With a roughly half-an-hour deep dive into combat, exploration, and more the focus of the show, no other games were included in the event. Final...
News PS Plus May Have Finally Stopped Spamming You for Claiming Free Games
Thank you for your purchase
It’s a problem as old as time: we like to describe it as the Thank You for Your Purchase Heart Attack. We’ve all experienced it on at least one occassion in our lives: we’ve hurriedly downloaded the latest PS Plus games, checked our inbox an hour later, and felt the blood rush from our faces. “Thank You for Your...
News Aliens: Dark Descent Nails That Oppressive Alien Atmosphere in Latest Preview Gameplay
Game over, man!
Aliens: Dark Descent is a squad-based, real-time tactical action game set in the iconic Alien universe, and it's coming to PS5 and PS4 on 20th June. We got our best look yet at the game in action courtesy of IGN's First preview coverage. Dark Descent puts us in mind of XCOM but removes the illusion of safety offered by that game's...
Preview Firewall Ultra Proves There's Plenty to Look Forward to on PSVR2
We take on First Contact Entertainment in world-first demo
After a barnstorming launch bursting with software, PSVR2 is experiencing something of a post-release lull. The games have largely dried up, and enthusiast discussions have transitioned to whether the hardware is looking like a flop or not. The only way to reverse that narrative is with...
News Watch 25 Minutes of Final Fantasy 16 PS5 Gameplay in Glorious 4K
At the time of writing this article, many of you will have only just finished watching the Final Fantasy XVI State of Play broadcast live — but for those who haven't, and for those who simply want to watch it all again, PlayStation has uploaded the full video in glorious 4K resolution. The action RPG already looked ridiculous on...
News Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores Expands Aloy's Moveset with Flashy New Finishers
Those machines don't stand a chance
The buildup towards Horizon Forbidden West's major DLC expansion, Burning Shores, has been almost non-existent. All we really know is that it's PS5 only, takes Aloy to the ruins of Los Angeles, and will feature at least one new machine. Now, less than a week out from launch, we've learned that
News Suicide Squad PS5 Game Delay Now Official, Out in February 2024
To make it the best game possible
Following many reliable reports published over a month ago, Warner Bros has confirmed Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has been delayed. Originally due out for PS5 at the end of next month, it's been pushed all the way back to 2nd February 2024. In a statement shared on Twitter, developer Rocksteady Studios...
News The Outer Worlds Is Still a Mess on PS5, Two Patches Later
Get outer here
Just over a month ago, on the 7th March, The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition brought Obsidian Entertainment's quirky RPG to PS5. The upgraded sci-fi adventure promised loads of visual improvements and better technical performance overall. Unfortunately, only one of those promises was actually realised; the game certainly looked...
News There Are New Free Tables in Pinball FX on PS5, PS4 Today
And a ton of other stuff to try out
Rebooted pinball sim Pinball FX has received a ton of new content today, including two free tables for everyone. Joining the existing Wild West table, you’ll unlock a second original from developer Zen Studios, the fantastical Sorcerer’s Lair, as well as a classic from Williams in Fish Tales. These are both...
News Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Delays Amnesia: The Bunker by One Week
Will be polished more as well
Gaming fans always speculate whether titles are delayed in order to get out of the way of heavy hitters, but never has a team been quite so upfront about that being the case as Frictional Games. Having already been delayed once, Amnesia: The Bunker will now arrive a week later than planned in order to get out of the way...
News Diablo 4's Seasonal Battle Passes Will Take 'Roughly 80 Hours' to Work Through
Putting in overtime
Diablo 4 has become something of a mid-year milestone we really can't wait to reach, thanks largely to positive preview coverage and the implementation of some fresh ideas. Also, it's a new Diablo game! In an interview
News The Outer Worlds on PS5 Might Work Now, More Patches Planned
Update 1.2 available now
Post-launch work on The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition has hit a new milestone as Private Division announces version 1.2 is available to download now on PS5. The updated port released with a very long list of technical problems, which forced some buy
News Sony Pushes PS5, PS4 Further into eSports with Dedicated YouTube Channel
A new challenger enters the arena
Sony has launched a new YouTube channel called PlayStation eSports, which, as you might have inferred, will be all about competitive gaming on the platform. The channel will feature interviews with professional players, highlight reels, and all kinds of exclusive content. It looks like the place to stay up-to-date...
News Become the Proud Owner of a Shuhei Yoshida Bobblehead with PS Stars
It seems as though Sony's PS Stars loyalty programme, which grants points for purchases and digital goodies for completing goals, has very much been off the radar for most. It's worth joining — you might as well get the points and work towards some store credit — but it does feel like it's been a shrug of the shoulders for most. That's...
News Rapper Lil Wayne to Bring Big Announcements to Street Fighter 6 Showcase
Broadcasting next week
We’ll learn a lot more about Street Fighter 6 next week, as part of a livestream scheduled to take place from 3PM PDT on 20th April, 2023. Unexpectedly, rapper Lil Wayne will be anchoring the event, and you can hear from the man directly in the trailer embedded above. He promises “new ways to fight, crazy new game modes,...
Live Watch Final Fantasy 16's State of Play Livestream Right Here (13th April, 2023)
Live with Clive
Sony and Square Enix will combine for a State of Play broadcast featuring Final Fantasy XVI tonight. We've been promised over 20 minutes of footage from the upcoming PS5 exclusive, with a supposed focus on RPG elements and gameplay mechanics. If you're not quite sold on the latest instalment in Square Enix's beloved series, then you...
News Milestone Announces RIDE 5, Its First New-Gen Only Game, Releasing This August
Motorcycle sim racer coming soon
The first sign that the end of the world is upon us will be that Milestone will stop making games about motorbikes. It has three or four annual series, all concerned with racing on two wheels. Hot Wheels Unleashed was some sort of inexplicable anomaly, but hey, we're getting back on track now. The latest game from...
Preview XDefiant Is a Fun Arena Shooter That'll Struggle to Stand Out
Delve into the "Ubi-Verse"
Ubisoft’s latest bid in the live service space comes in the form of XDefiant, a free-to-play first-person arena shooter. That might sound pretty run of the mill, but in a bid to stand out, it features maps and factions inspired by some of Ubisoft’s most popular franchises, like Far Cry and Splinter Cell, and mashes...
News Game of the Fore-ver! Walkabout Mini Golf Targets PSVR2 on 11th May
With full crossplay and over 16 courses
Yes! The superb social sporting sim Walkabout Mini Golf will tee up its PSVR2 version on 11th May, and it’ll include over 16 courses at launch and full crossplay with other platforms, including Meta Quest 2. That means you’ll be able to enjoy minigolf with your friends regardless of which headset they own,...
News Be Both DJ and Detective in Killer Frequency, an 80s Infused Murder Mystery on PS5, PS4
How many games cast you as a radio DJ with a call-in show? We'd wager not too many, but Killer Frequency goes one better and makes you a pseudo-detective for good measure. This unusual new game from Team 17 is coming to PS5 and PS4 on 1st June 2023, and it has us intrigued. Playing as Forrest Nash, a radio DJ in 1980s America, you...
News The New Utawarerumono RPG Is Coming West Later This Year on PS5, PS4
NISA localises Monochrome Mobius
The latest instalment in the Utawarerumono series, Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten, is heading West this autumn / fall on PS5 and PS4, courtesy of NIS America. Originally released in Japan last year, this is a turn-based RPG adventure set in the long-running franchise's fantastical world. The game was...
News Remade PS2 Launch Title Fantavision Is Lighting Up PC This Month
All of the lights
Here's an interesting one, depending on your level of industry geekery. Fantavision was originally a launch title on PS2, a quirky puzzle game all about fireworks. Developed by Japan Studio, it would test your colour-matching and symbol-recognition skills, launching in 2000 to a respectable 72 on Metacritic. Japan Studio (no
News Even More Final Fantasy 16 Info on 'Battle, Side, and Endgame Content' Coming Soon
Square Enix going all-in
We're just over two months away from the launch of Final Fantasy XVI, and Square Enix seems hellbent on drowning us in information. At the end of tonight's State of Play broadcast, producer Naoki Yoshida confirmed that the 25-minute presentation was far from the last you'll see of the action RPG before its June release...
Wednesday12th Apr 2023
The best PS4 indie games ranked
What are the best indie games on PS4? It's an almost impossible question, as there are so many great ones to choose from. Indies are incredibly diverse, and the PS4 plays host to hundreds of excellent experiences. What do we mean by indie games, exactly? It's a term that's had its meaning shift over time, but most...
News 32 Games Will Be Taken Off PS Plus Extra, Premium Next Month
Spider-Man, Resident Evil included
We've always known PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium will have rotating catalogues with titles added and removed monthly, but it's unlikely anyone expected 32 games to be taken away all at once. That's what's happening next month, though: the service's Last Chance to Play section has been updated with a whopping 32...
News 16 Games Hit PS Plus Extra, Premium Next Week
Big April 2023 game refresh revealed
Sony has today announced the lineup of games coming to PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium next week. There are 16 titles in total, spread across PS5 and PS4. All of these games will be available to download from Tuesday, 18th April 2023. For more information, check out our
News Suikoden Remasters Release Date Could Be Incoming as Games Get Rated
RPG classics could be coming soon
The terribly named Suikoden I & II HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars could be getting a release date in the near future, if a new Taiwanese rating is anything to go by (as spotted by Gematsu). Ratings like this often suggest that some kind of announcement is incoming, and in Suikoden's case, a...
News Sony's PS Store Spring Sale Updated with Another 450 PS5, PS4 Offers
Cyberpunk! GT7! Ratchet! Wild Hearts!
More than 450 discounts have been added to the sizable PS Store Spring sale currently running on Sony's online shop, which sees the promotion run until 26th April 2023. Most of the deals from the first wave are active for another few days, so these price drops only add to the 2,300 PS5, PS4 titles that were...
News Resident Evil 4's PS5, PS4 Sales in the UK Leave Xbox to the Los Ganados
PlayStation players accounting for 65%
Resident Evil 4 will undoubtedly be on plenty of people's GOTY lists (thanks to its immaculate nature). It will likely be one of the year's best-selling games, too, shifting some 4 million units in barely two weeks. Sales are also through the roof in the UK, predominantly on PlayStation, which is also
Soapbox Watch Another 20 Minutes of Final Fantasy 16? You Must Be Mad
Rob just wants to play it
Final Fantasy XVI is easily my most anticipated PlayStation game. Hell, it's probably the most excited I've been for a PS5 game to date. So when Sony confirmed a new State of Play broadcast featuring over 20 whole minutes of fresh Final Fantasy XVI gameplay, I turned away in disgust. Why? Because I feel like I've seen half...
News Konami Employee Charged with Attempted Murder After Attacking Boss with Fire Extinguisher
Publisher yet to comment
There’s never a dull day at Konami it seems – but this story isn’t really a laughing matter. According to Japanese publication Asahi Shimbun Digital, an employee has been charged with attempted murder after attacking his boss with a fire extinguisher, and allegedly hitting him “with the intention of killing him”...
News Horizon Forbidden West Fans Are Only Just Finding Out About a Devastating Attack
Leaplasher living up to it's name
Horizon Forbidden West's upcoming expansion, Burning Shores (launching 19th April), requires players to beat the base game to access it. So it seems wayward players (perhaps distracted by Elden Ring's untimely launch) are returning in droves to take care of unfinished business. In the process, some are encountering...
News A Year After Stadia's Death, PlayStation Appears Poised for Cloud Gaming Push
Is a better home awaiting in the sky?
It's beginning to look like this PS5 Remote Play handheld is going to be a thing whether we, the PlayStation faithful, like it or not. Further, Sony appears poised to once more dive headlong into the cloud gaming breach now that Stadia is cold in the gr
News Diablo 4's Campaign Can Be Skipped Once It's Completed
Additional characters can ignore the story
Over the last few weeks, we've seen some Diablo fans wondering how having multiple characters will work in Diablo 4. Because there's no story-skipping Adventure Mode (as there is in Diablo 3), does every character you make have to slog through the game's main story? We were asking this same question prior...
News Ghostwire: Tokyo's Big PS5 Update Is Out Now, Adds New Content
New mode, quests, and content
Coinciding with its release on Xbox Series X|S consoles, Ghostwire: Tokyo has been updated on PS5 to include new content and modes. Named the Spider's Thread, there's a new rogue-lite mode that takes you through 30 stages of combat tests, new side quests in the main game, extended story cutscenes, and Photo Mode...
Reaction Dreams Losing Support Is a Sad End to PS4's Most Unbelievable Project
The dream is over
Wow, what a journey. In case you haven't heard yet, Media Molecule has decided to cease its live service operations for Dreams, its magnificent and severely under-played PS4 exclusive. The game itself is staying online, and you can continue to play and create to your heart's content, but this marks the beginning of the end. After...
News Cyberpunk 2077's New PC Update Is a Glimpse of the Future for Game Graphics
CD Projekt Red has just released a big old update for Cyberpunk 2077 — but only on PC. So why are we writing about it? Well, we think it's worth sharing the above video from Digital Foundry, because what we're seeing here is pretty much the future of visual fidelity in video games — at least to some extent. Indeed, the...
News God of War 3 Director Almost Dropped Star Wars Jedi Job After Lucasfilm Pushed Back
"Jedi are like the holy grail"
Stig Asmussen, game director of the Star Wars Jedi series (and of original trilogy God of War fame), reportedly almost walked away from the project entirely after Lucasfilm pushed back on the idea of protagonist Cal Kestis being a Jedi. In an interview with The Guardian, Asmussen recalled the difficult task of prising...
News Zool Redimensioned Adds Multiplayer Party Modes to 90s Classic on PS4
Officially out on 16th May
Update: Secret Mode has officially confirmed that, yes, Zool Redimensioned is coming to PS4 on 16th May. But there’s more, as the remake will be bolstered by the addition as several local multiplayer party game modes, including Zool’s Gold, Rool of Zool, and Ball Brawl. That’s all in addition to an upgraded version...
Preview Diablo 4's Endgame Has So Much Potential
Variety is the spice of life
A couple of weeks back, we got to sit down with Diablo 4 developers as they talked us through the title's robust endgame design. The roundtable touched on just about everything that you can expect from the action RPG once you've completed the main campaign — and we must admit, we came away from the discussion fairly...
Review Cannon Dancer - Osman (PS5) - Breathless, Brilliant Retro Romp Finally Accessible to All
There’s a strong chance you’ve never played Cannon Dancer, or Osman as it’s perhaps better known to North American arcade goers. That’s the beauty of this current retro renaissance, though: we’re not only seeing the return of well-loved classics on contemporary consoles, but also obscure underground gems like this one from the...
News Boomer Shooter Fans, Serve the God-Emperor of Mankind on PS5, PS4 in Warhammer 40K: Boltgun
Do you want to live forever?
As all true sons of the Emperor well know, Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is coming to PS5, and PS4; we just didn't know when. Thankfully, the Astra Telepathica have been able to divine a precise release date. Prepare to administer the Emperor's Justice on 23rd May. Boltgun, like the high-calibre, explosive-round spewing...
Preview Trine 5 Takes You on the Series' Longest Adventure Yet on PS5, PS4
Back in familiar territory
The Trine series has been around for nearly 15 years, releasing four pretty puzzle platformers of varying quality in that time. The third game attempted to bring the beloved character-swapping action to a 3D plane. When that didn't work out, the follow-up returned to the side-scrolling action beloved by fans, and...
News Gran Turismo Movie Pairs a Character-Driven Story with 'Bloody Intense' Racing
Director talks up incoming flick
The Gran Turismo movie has had its share of nay-sayers since its announcement, but it has some serious potential. Telling the true story of a player who went from playing the titular game to racing real cars, it has a decent premise and, by the sound of it, will feature some awesome driving action, too. Director...
News The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Will Actually Come Out Next Month on PS5, PS4
Much delayed game goes gold
After multiple delays, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will actually hit its PS5, PS4 release date of 25th May 2023. It has been confirmed the game has gone gold today, meaning launch day is locked in — unless Daedalic Entertainment pulls a Cyberpunk 2077. With work on the base game complete, the developer's attention...
News Trails into Reverie Revels in Randomised Dungeons and Delightfully Dumb Minigames
This is something that we didn't really know about Trails into Reverie: it's actually got a wide range of optional content, ranging from challenging dungeon delves to minigames. Obviously the upcoming RPG's main draw is its story, which basically acts as an epilogue to the Trails of Cold Steel series, but Falcom's clearly...
News PowerWash Simulator Getting Free and Paid DLC Throughout 2023, Physical Editions Revealed
More clean fun
The brilliant PowerWash Simulator is surprisingly substantial already, but it seems developer FuturLab has big plans for its unusual-yet-satisfying sim. We've already seen two crossover packs come to the game for free, letting you clean Lara Croft's mansion as well as a selection of memorabilia from Final Fantasy VII. Throughout the...
News Everything Is Just Beachy in This Crash Team Rumble Map Reveal Video
It's because beach rhymes with peach
Crash Team Rumble is just a couple of months away, with a beta test coming in about a week. The multiplayer spin-off is very much on the approach, and in the lead-up to its release, Activision has been releasing short videos highlighting each map. The latest of these is for Just Beachy. Set on a tropical island,...
Tuesday11th Apr 2023
The 50 best games on PS4
What are the best games on PS4? Sony's fourth home console is widely regarded for its immense library of great games, and so putting together a definitive list is never going to be easy. That's why we asked for your help in making this best PS4 games guide. All of the games that you'll find on these pages have been ranked...
News Naughty Dog Gives PS5 Some Love in New The Last of Us: Part I Patch
Adds new HBO content
Don't you worry, PS5 owners: Naughty Dog has not completely forgotten about you just yet as it attempts to fix The Last of Us: Part I on PC. The developer has today put out a patch for the PS5 version of the remake which adds new content based on the HBO TV adaptation, fixes some bugs, and improves the accessibility features...
News This PlayStation Patents Terminology Row Is the Stupidest Story in Games
Sony underfire for insinuating other systems are inferior
Sony is underfire for insinuating in patents that it makes superior products to its rivals. While it shouldn’t be particularly surprising for a giant corporation to back its own output, boilerplate terminology discovered in a slew of PlayStation applications has sent the Internet into a...
News God of War Ragnarok Update 4.01 Available Now on PS5, PS4, Here Are All the Patch Notes
Patching up NG+
Hot on the heels of the last major update, Santa Monica Studio has released a new patch for God of War Ragnarok. Aimed at issues introduced alongside New Game Plus and other extra content, this seems like a small but important update if you're going through Kratos' journey once again. The patch (version 4.01) fixes a bunch of bugs...
Review Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened (PS5) - A Lovecraftian Mystery Recreated for a New Era
Sherlock, wake up
A total remake of its 2007 game of the same name, developer Frogwares has embarked on a complete overhaul of Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened. This Lovecraftian adventure sees Sherlock investigating a series of disappearances that ultimately end up linked into the Cthulhu Mythos. The Awakened opens with a pretty low stakes case to...
News State of Play Showcase Set for Thursday, Final Fantasy 16 the Focus
No other games included
Sony has announced it'll be hosting a State of Play livestream this coming Thursday, 13th April 2023. Starting at 10pm BST / 2pm PT / 5pm ET, the show will be all about Final Fantasy XVI. No other PS5 games will feature during the event. The big show will provide a deep dive into the RPG's setting, battle system, and Eikons...
News Promising RPG Sea of Stars Debuts 19 Minutes of New Gameplay
Combat + exploration
The Messenger developer Sabotage has shared an in-depth, lengthy look at its upcoming RPG Sea of Stars as part of a new Game Informer video. The outlet's coverage will go on for a while longer, but this latest slice of gameplay is easily our best look at the game yet besides its Nintendo Switch exclusive demo. Predominantly...
News The Last of Us PC Is Still Punishing CPUs, Despite 14GB Performance Patch
It can't be for nothing
The PC port of The Last of Us was a trainwreck developer Naughty Dog had to know was coming, and it continues to work hard to sure up the cracks, pushing out updates at a rapid clip. The reputational damage done at launch will likely take a lot longer to fix, with the studio admitting the port (which was done in-house) was...
News Media Molecule to Cease Live Service for Dreams, Now Working on a New Project
Time to wake up
After just over three years of support, developer Media Molecule has announced its plan to discontinue updates for Dreams. Announcing the news on the game's official website, the studio explains that, following the 1st September 2023, it will no longer be releasing updates or in-game events as it looks to move onto a new project...
News UK Sales Charts: Strong PS5 Sales Put The Last of Us 2, Gran Turismo 7 Back in the Top 10
Clicker and collect
The UK seems to be aboard the Sony train right now. Not only has the PS5 been selling extremely well in the country, but some of the company's first-party titles are seeing a big resurgence at physical retail. If you're getting a new PlayStation, you want some games as well, right? Case in point: The Last of Us: Part II and Gran...
News PS5 Accounts for Over Half of All Console Sales in the UK This Year
Purchases up by 180%
Sales of PS5 systems account for more than half of all console purchases in the UK during the first quarter of 2023, GfK data has revealed. Both Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X|S recorded percentage losses compared to the same period of time in 2022 (down by more than 25% and then 18% respectively) while sales of the PS5 were...
News Sony Quietly Hands Trophy Support to One More PS Plus Premium Game
Echoshift gets 30 Trophies
PSP puzzler Echoshift — which you can play on PS5 and PS4 via PS Plus Premium — has been updated today with Trophy support. It follows on from a series of updates implemented under the hood by Sony for other classic titles brought back via its subscription service. The Trophy list is live now, with 30 gongs to grab and...
News Simulate the Feeling of Friendship in the Disturbing Buddy Simulator 1984
Not at all creepy
The warm, supposedly-fuzzy feeling of friendship is one we have longed to experience for ourselves. Thankfully, that's part of the pitch for Buddy Simulator 1984, available now on PS4. In actuality, Buddy Simulator 1984 is a psychological horror game that looks to employ a few fourth-wall-breaking tricks along the way. It's lo-fi...
News Pavlov VR, Switchback, and Kayak VR Among PSVR2's Most Popular Games
The Walking Dead also heavily bought
Pavlov VR, The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR, and Kayak VR: Mirage have been made the most popular games out on PSVR2 right now, topping the PlayStation Blog's download charts for last month. With physical copies of PSVR2 titles so few an
News Hot Wheels Unleashed Boosts Past 2 Million Copies Sold
Not playing around
Hot Wheels Unleashed isn't perfect, but it's a highly entertaining arcade racer that really leans into its licence. It seems that fans of the toys and of colourful racing games agree, because it's now surpassed two million copies sold. Developer Milestone made the announcement today, roughly 18 months after its launch in 2021...
News Guerrilla Games Talks PSVR2 Tech, Designing Horizon Call of the Mountain
Feel the call of the wild
Developers from Guerrilla Games, including studio head Jan-Bart Van Beek, have taken centre stage to discuss some of the design and tech that made Horizon Call of the Mountain possible (which it co-developed in partnership with Firesprite). Van Beek describes a persistent issue that all VR developers face, the ever-present...
News Street Fighter 6 Is Leading the Charge for Evo 2023 Player Registrations
No surprises there
Set to release just a couple of months before Evo 2023 kicks off in August, it's perhaps no surprise that Street Fighter 6 has attracted the most player registrations so far. Capcom's series has always played a pivotal role in the annual event, and its top eight finals are usually saved for last. In recent years, however, Street...
Random Revel in the Polygonal Glory of This Fan-Made Dead Space PS1 Demake
Sharp enough to cut yourself on
The original Dead Space had a profound impact on game design, with its minimalist UI and claustrophobic, oppressive atmosphere, and the remake is a reminder of that feat. But if you've played through both, why not check out this impressive PS1 demake? Available to download for free on PC, creator Fraser Brumley...
News Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles Gets Debut Western Release on PS5
Raise your voice in song
Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles bundles together two previously unreleased JRPGs here in the West, Rhapsody II: Ballad of the Little Princess and Rhapsody III: Memories of Marl. We have a release date, too, with the complete package launching in North America on 29th August, Europe on 1st September, and 8th September in...
Monday10th Apr 2023
Guide Best Racing Games on PS4
The best PS4 racing games ranked
What are the best racing games on PS4? It's a tough question to answer, as there are a lot of options for car connoisseurs on Sony's super-popular console. No matter what style of racer you enjoy, there are plenty of games you can take for a spin. Particularly for fans of simulation racing, the PS4 is home to a fine...
Free-to-play games on PS5 ranked and rated
What are the best free games on PS5? With this evolving list, the Push Square community will be the ones calling the shots, ranking and rating the top free-to-play games on PS5. The free-to-play model has really come into its own during the last few years, and it continues to grow, offering more diverse...
Guide MLB The Show 23 Guide: Gameplay Tips and Tricks, Diamond Dynasty Walkthrough, and How to Play Baseball
Your ultimate MLB The Show 23 companion
MLB The Show 23 is the latest baseball simulation by PlayStation Studios developer San Diego Studio, inspired and influenced by the 2023 season of Major League Baseball, which will run from 30th March, 2023 through 1st October, 2023. The game is available on the PS5 and PS4, in addition to the Xbox Series X|S,...
PSA Persona 5 Royal's Massive £50/$60 DLC Bundle Is Free Right Now on PS4 in Europe, US
Update: Almost a week after the original publishing of this article, the Persona 5 Royal DLC Pack is now free in North America as well. Previously price tagged at $59.99, the bundle includes all of the game's additional content, including loads of character costumes and powerful personas. You can grab the bundle right now from the...
Review Meet Your Maker (PS5) - PS Plus' Raid and Build FPS Doesn't Quite Deliver on a Great Idea
The concept of user-generated content has been around for quite a while at this point. If a game can sustain itself based on the input of its own community, well, that's a win-win, right? Create something so engaging that the audience will make more to keep the good vibe going. Obviously, this doesn't always work out, but when it...
News Persona 3 Remake Is Reportedly Real and In Development
Oh baby baby baby baby baby
It's been a shockingly busy few days for Persona fans. In case you missed it, supposedly leaked Persona 3 Remake gameplay footage went viral across the likes of Reddit and social media. The incredibly short clip shows party member Yukari summoning her persona and unleashing a flurry of magical arrows — and generally...
News PS5 Remote Play Handheld Purportedly Pegged for November
A stream of hardware en route
While we still don’t know much about Sony’s roadmap for 2023, rumours are certainly setting up another absolutely enormous year for the manufacturer. The company’s already released the DualSense Edge and PSVR2, and it apparently has a revised PS5 hardware model with a detachable disc drive locked for September –
News Final Fantasy 7 Remake Battle Lead Wants to 'Surpass Final Fantasy 12's Gambit System'
Now we're talking
Final Fantasy VII Remake famously swapped out the original's turn-based combat system for a more modern action-based hybrid (with some characters' combat styles being more difficult to adapt than others). With the next instalment, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, lead battle programmer Satoru Koyama is shooting for the stars.
News Resident Evil 4's Ada Wong Responds to Social Media Abuse
"My Ada is a survivor"
Following the release of Resident Evil 4 earlier this year, actress Lily Gao was forced to abandon her social media accounts, after receiving a barrage of unjustified and unconstructive abuse for her performance as Ada Wong. She’s since released a statement on her Instagram, hitting back at her critics. “Being the first...
News PSVR2 Horror Afterlife VR May Lead to a Loss of Sleep
Shake it off
It’s important to get your eight hours of beauty sleep every night, so maybe skip Afterlife VR if you’re susceptible to night terrors. Officially scheduled to release on 19th April – following a PC-based launch last year – the survival horror will be haunting PSVR2 headsets all around the world. Judging by the trailer, this...
News Resident Evil 4 Players Reporting Mercenaries Update Inadverdantly Improved Framerate on PS5
Resident Evil 4's arcade Mercenaries game mode went live on Friday, and some fans think the update may have, intentionally or not, actually improved the game's framerate on PS5. While the patch notes are quite sparse and don't specifically mention an increase in performance, we did get a fix for "a graphics rendering process which...
Guide MLB The Show 23: Best Pitches and When to Throw Them
Earn more strikeouts with the right pitches
What are the best pitches and when to throw them in MLB The Show 23? Having an understanding of pitch selection and strategy can help improve your performance in San Diego Studio's baseball simulation, but if you're new to the sport then you may not know which pitches to select and why. As part of our MLB...
News Bungie Says It 'Missed the Mark' with Destiny 2's Lightfall Expansion, Despite Commercial Success
Destiny 2's latest expansion, Lightfall, has rubbed some players the wrong way, with developer Bungie copping to some of the criticism and responding to feedback in a blog post. The mea culpa reflects on the events of the past month within the larger Destiny-verse and touches on some franchise milestones. Destiny 2 saw its "highest...
News Still No Official Suicide Squad Delay as Game Fast Approaches Late May Release Date
It's easily overlooked, but we think it's worth pointing out that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is currently on course for its 26th May release date on PS5. Reportedly, the co-op-focused action-shooter has been delayed, but we're still waiting on an official statement. Indeed, news of a delay broke through Bloomberg's reliable...
News Watch Dead Island 2's Blood-Soaked Opening in New Gameplay Video
Believe it or not, Dead Island 2 is very nearly here. The game, thought to be lost to time, releases on 21st April 2023, and it's looking surprisingly promising. Its tongue-in-cheek (but no less grisly) take on a zombie apocalypse is on full display in this new video from IGN, documenting the opening few minutes of the open world...
Mini Review Atari Mania (PS5) - WarioWare Inspired Microgame Compilation Isn't Quite Tight Enough
18-Volt would like it
After decades of mismanagement, Atari finally seems to get it. The company is greenlighting a lot of cool retro-themed projects lately, and microgame compilation Atari Mania is the latest in a growing line of great ideas. Inspired enormously by the likes of WarioWare and NES Remix, this minigame mash-up sees you overcoming...
News Super Bomberman R 2 on PS5, PS4 Pulls the Pin on 14th September Launch
Tick, tick, boom
Announced mid-way through last year, Super Bomberman R 2 is coming to both PS5 and PS4, and we now have a release date. Prepare for things to really start popping off on 14th September. R 2 will include all the classic game modes fans have come to love, but the main attraction here is the new "Castle" game mode, an asymmetrical...
News Capcom Opens Huge Motion Capture Facility to 'Further Strengthen' Its Games
It's all in motion
You know Capcom must be doing well for itself when it's just revealed a brand new, state-of-the-art development facility. Made up of not one, but two large motion capture studios, the so-called Capcom Creative Studio has opened in Osaka, Japan. Osaka is also where you'll find the company's head office. Capcom wants to "bolster...
Rumour Magical FPS Immortals of Aveum Conjures 20th July Release Date
The portents align
EA's magical FPS Immortals of Aveum could be out in just two short months, according to a dataminer with an unusually reliable track record. Billbil-kun reports that the sorcerous single-player shooter is coming to PS5 on 20th July 2023. We only got our first taste of the title at The
Sunday9th Apr 2023
News PS Plus Extra Adds an Unexpected Bonus This Easter Weekend
A link to the past
Here’s a little Easter egg to brighten your bunny day weekend: Zelda-like adventure game Anodyne is now free with PS Plus Extra, despite no prior communication from Sony. It’s worth noting that this title was previously part of the PS Now catalogue, before being promptly removed when the Japanese giant rejigged its...
Rumour Persona 3 Remake Gameplay 'Leak' Is Going Viral
We'll SEES about that
Supposedly, a very short gameplay clip from the rumoured Persona 3 Remake has appeared online, and it's now gaining some noticeable traction across the likes of Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube. The alleged footage shows party member Yukari summoning her persona before letting lo
Mini Review Creed Rise to Glory: Championship Edition (PSVR2) - Boxing Upgrade Bests Predecessor
It's still a little Rocky, though
Creed Rise to Glory is a boxing movie tie-in title that originally launched back on PSVR in September 2018, and you can check out our original review through here. Now with the release of a new movie, Creed III, Rise to Glory has been upgraded to the Championship Edition which comes with a whole bunch of bells and...
News Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Offers a Final Glimpse of Gorgeous PS5 Gameplay
Feel the force
There are just a few short weeks until Star Wars Jedi: Survivor powers up its lightsaber and cuts through your PS5 console. Those of you on a media blackout may want to close your eyes now, then, because here’s a final gameplay trailer ahead of launch – and it looks good. Some of the scenes on display here are truly breathtaking,...
News Shut Up and Sit the Hell Down! Tekken 8 Has Crossplay, Rollback on PS5
Katsuhiro Harada weighs in
Tekken’s outspoken game director Katsuhiro Harada has spent a little time on Twitter this Easter weekend, replying to fans’ questions regarding its upcoming fighter, Tekken 8. The main takeaways from his session on social media are that the latest instalment in the long-running fighting franchise will boast crossplay...
News PS5 MMO Blue Protocol Looks Like a Legit Anime in Opening Movie
Still on track for 2023
Bandai Namco’s Blue Protocol has been a long time coming, but it’s partnered with Amazon Game Studios to get the project over the line, and considering the success of Genshin Impact and Final Fantasy 14, we’d argue that’s probably a shrewd business move. While there’s no firm rele
Saturday8th Apr 2023
News Final Fantasy 16 on PS5 Will Have a World Map Like in Final Fantasy 10
Pick your destination
As has been pointed out multiple times – including in our preview – Final Fantasy 16 is not open world. The game instead consists of several large sandbox locations, each of which will be densely populated and can be fully explored. And speaking with Play Magazine, producer Naoki Yoshida has elaborated in a little more...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 471
Hoppy bunny day
Whether you celebrate Easter or not, we sincerely hope you're enjoying the brighter spring weather, and have stockpiled some chocolate for this long weekend. And while you're eating that chocolate, don't forget to cram in some video games. Here's what we're playing! Aaron Bayne: Along with a game for review, I’ll be chipping away...
Interview How Rezzil Player Is Training Real-Life Athletes on PSVR2
And promising cash prizes for everyone
The intersection between sports and technology is fascinating, with most major teams in the Premier League, NFL, and NBA using bespoke equipment to analyse the performance of their players and gain an advantage. Rezzil is one company supplying software in this space, with its proprietary solutions providing key...
Friday7th Apr 2023
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...
Guide Best Single Player Games on PS5
PS5's best single player titles, ranked and rated
What are the best single player games on PS5? In this evolving list, the Push Square community has come together to rate and order the best experiences for just one person on PS5. This list covers the greatest single player games available on PS5 right now, ignoring titles that predominantly feature...
Guide Best Online Multiplayer Games on PS5
PlayStation 5's greatest online multiplayer titles
What are the best online multiplayer games on PS5? We've been enjoying games together online for a long time now, and these connected experiences are more popular and varied than ever. There are so many online games to play on PS5, but we need your help in finding the best of the bunch. Whether...
News Next-Gen Shooter Neo Berlin 2087 Is Baffling PS5 Owners
Oddball announcement trailer emerges out of nowhere
A trailer for a game called Neo Berlin 2087 appeared on PlayStation’s official YouTube channel earlier today, and it has fans bemused. As one commenter put it so succinctly: “I've never seen a game this graphically impressive look like it was made on a budget of 20 bucks.” It’s a...
Review EA Sports PGA Tour (PS5) - Truly Stunning Sim Plays a Very Pretty Round of Virtual Golf
Fairway to heaven
It’s been almost eight years since EA Sports politely bowed out of the virtual golf arena with its half-hearted Rory McIlroy PGA Tour on the PS4, ending decades of dominance from the publisher – and inviting 2K Sports to take its place. But after a couple of commercially successful PGA Tour 2K titles, the Redwood City...
News Almost Every Mainline Final Fantasy Game Will Soon Be Playable on Current PlayStation Consoles
11 and 13 the only ones missing
With the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster collection launching for PS4 later this month, we'll soon be living in a world where (almost) every mainline Final Fantasy game will be playable on either PS4 or PS5 — or both. Once the Pixel Remaster's 19th April release date rolls around, only two titles from Square Enix's...
News Most PlayStation Fans Aren't At All Sold on a PS5 Remote Play Handheld
Rumoured portable has work to do
One of this week's biggest news stories centred around Sony's plans to reportedly release a new PlayStation handheld. It sounds exciting when you write it down like that, but expectations were very quicky adjusted upon the realisation that this device would — again, reportedly — be dedicated to PS5 Remote Play...
News Sony Claps Back at UK Regulator's 'Irrational' Reversal on Microsoft Activision Deal
Down, but not out
Sony has hit back at the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) over its revised stance regarding Microsoft's proposed $69 billion buyout of Activision Blizzard, which has softened significantly in recent days. The CMA published Sony's response, which calls out the organisation's abrupt about-face, stating: "The CMA’s...
News Gran Turismo 7's 120fps Options are 'Game-Changers', Says Digital Foundry
They're certainly frame rate-changers
In case you missed it, the latest game update for Gran Turismo 7 introduced a handful of new visual options that let you really crank up the frame rate on PS5. With the new patch installed, the driving game now supports 120 frames-per-second as well as VRR, letting you push performance beyond the traditional...
News Resident Evil 4 Fans Aren't Exactly Thrilled with Microtransactions on PS5, PS4
Cough up, consumer
Resident Evil 4’s anticipated Mercenaries mode got added to the critically acclaimed third-person shooter today – and so did a bunch of microtransactions. Excluded from the original release – presumably to avoid negative articles like this one from emerging – the Weapon Exclusive Ticket Upgrades allow you to skip some of...
PS5's best anime games, ranked and rated
What are the best anime games on PS5? Whether you're looking for games based on specific manga and anime properties, or you're simply a fan of anime aesthetics, this list is designed to pick out the best of the best on PS5. But before we begin, let's just clarify what we mean by 'anime games'. As alluded, we...
News Jack Black Calls for Red Dead Redemption Movie, Story 'Even Better Than The Last of Us'
We just need money, Arthur
We're in a pretty positive space with video games being adapted to movies and TV shows. The Uncharted movie, while critically panned, did very well at the box office, Sonic the Hedgehog and its sequel broke records, and HBO's The Last of Us show has been extremely well received. The latest doing the rounds is the
Random Monster Energy Thinks You Might Confuse Its Drinks with Monster Hunter
The difference is that Monster Hunter is good
Here's something we didn't realise was going on: Monster Energy has been going after other brands that have the word "monster" in them. As it turns out, this has been going on for quite a while, with the beverage company threatening legal action against other products that don't change their name...
News Gorgeous Pixel Platformer Lunark is Like Sci-Fi Prince of Persia on PS5, PS4
On the shoulders of giants
Lunark is a gorgeous and nostalgic pixel platformer which reminds us of the original trilogy of Prince of Persia games, and it's out now on PS5 and PS4. Exploring an evocative and mysterious sci-fi world, players will need to engage in some very specific platforming, overcome fiendish puzzles, and battle with mechanical...
News PS Plus Premium's Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror Upgraded with PS5, PS4 Control Fix
PSP, as we’re sure you know, only had one analogue stick, which made mapping traditional 3D controls to the handheld a bit of a headache. One way developers would circumvent this issue is by binding the camera to the face buttons, allowing you to look up with triangle and so on. This wasn’t a particularly elegant solution, but it...
News Resident Evil 4's Mercenaries Mode Playable Early In Select Territories
Resident Evil 4's Mercenaries mode is scheduled to go live on 7th April, but depending on where you live in the world, you may be able to jump into the arcade action right now. Players in select teritories in Asia can now access the game mode, with Korean gamers reporting they are able to access it. This scribe can confirm that Mercenaries is...
News PS5, PS4 TMNT Retro Compilation Eclipses One Million Copies
There’s a big win for retro enthusiasts here: Digital Eclipse’s excellent TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection compilation has topped one million units across all platforms, including PS5 and PS4. That’s a really huge success for a bundle of classic games, and while the source material is obviously excellent, it certainly increases the odds...
News Decorate Your PS5, PS4 Profile with Free Death Stranding 2 Avatars
We barely know a thing about Death Stranding 2 – after all, Sony doesn’t discuss upcoming games much anymore – but here’s a free avatar pack to, y’know, whet your appetite. You get four different profile pictures if you redeem the code, each featuring a BB Pod with a different number of tentacles inside. Lovely! You’ll...
News We Promise This Is the Last Ever Marvel's Avengers PS5, PS4 Patch Now
Well, it should be, anyway
Marvel’s Avengers was supposed to receive its last ever patch earlier this week, but it’s only gone and got another one. To be fair, Crystal Dynamics has released v2.8.2 on PS5 and PS4 to clean up a handful of remaining hiccups, and it deserves credit for returning to the well one last time in order to solve any...
News Resident Evil 4 Remake Tops 4 Million Sales in Just Two Weeks
To the surprise of absolutely no one, it looks like Capcom has yet another hit on its hands. As reported earlier in the week, the Japanese publisher is sitting extremely pretty right now, with its stock value soaring and its games continuing to sell well over long periods. Released just two weeks ago today, Resident Evil 4 (the remake,...
News Battlefield 2042's Leviathan Rising Event Will Test Your CQC Skills
Up close and personal
Battlefield 2042 is getting a new limited-time event called Leviathan Rising, which introduces a tight, 8v8 competitive mode in which teamwork and nerves of steel will be essential. It runs from 11th April until the 25th, and we got an explosive trailer showing it in action. This more focused game mode is called Shutdown, and...
News Shuhei Yoshida Gets on the Sticks for Chill Let's Play Indies! Tchia Sesh
Like and subscribe
Shuhei Yoshida, Sony's Head of Independent Developer Initiative, is in the business of indie games, and he isn't afraid to get his hands dirty. Such was the case with the colourful Tchia, which he took for a spin, assisted by Awaceb game director Phil Crifo and host Sarah "Snaxan" Carlos. The trio traipse around the idyllic...
News Celebrate Easter with Two Point Campus' Spring Update on PS5, PS4
Hop to it
It's the Easter season, and that means decorated eggs, chicks, and chocolate rabbits start appearing in video games. Well, some of them. One such game is Two Point Campus, which has just received its Spring update on PS5 and PS4. This free update does roughly what you'd expect, with plenty of seasonal goodies with which to cheer up your...
Thursday6th Apr 2023
News Star Wars Jedi: Survivor's PS5 File Size Might Be Ridiculous
Gonna have to force it
We're not saying that you need to go and delete half of the games on your PS5 just yet, but Star Wars Jedi: Survivor might be really, really big in terms of file size. EA and Respawn have just released the upcoming action game's PC requirements, and according to the fact sheet, the title requires a whopping 155GB of storage...
News Horizon Forbidden West's PS5 Exclusive DLC Has Another Staggering Settlement to Explore
One of the strengths of sequel Horizon Forbidden West, despite not being mentioned too much, are its achingly beautiful settlements. They may lack interactivity, but they’re outstanding areas to simply explore, bursting with environmental storytelling that reveal more about the lifestyles of the clans that inhabit them. Burning Shores,...
News Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Brings 1 Through 6 to PS4 on 19th April
Square Enix has announced its Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster, which includes the first six mainline titles, will release for PS4 later this month on 19th April 2023. A new trailer viewable above has been posted to coincide with the news, which shows off just some of the improvements you can expect from these six remasters. The upgrades...
Rumour Sony's Allegedly Cut PSVR2 Production Plan by 20% in 2023
There’s been all kinds of speculation about PSVR2 and its supposedly slower than expected launch. Bloomberg had previously reported that Sony had cut its production plan for the peripheral’s launch by more than half, although this was al
News Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters Add Exp Boosts, Random Encounter Toggle, and More on PS4
What more could you want?
In case you missed the announcement overnight, the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster games are launching on PS4 later this month. We've been waiting on confirmation of that 19th April release date for a while, but that's not the only headline-worthy news with regards to the collection. Indeed, Square Enix has also revealed that...
News Final Fantasy 16 Would Still Be in Development Without the PS5
More praise for Sony's system
Maybe it goes without saying, seeing as Sony itself has played an active part in developing Final Fantasy XVI, but the upcoming RPG would still be in the works if it wasn't for the PS5. As we all know, the game's a PS5 exclusive, and according to director Hiroshi Takai, the action-based adventures of Clive Rosfield...
Poll Are You Playing God of War Ragnarok's New Game Plus?
If you've been hankering to replay the superb God of War Ragnarok, then there's simply never been a better time to dive back in. The game's anticipated New Game Plus mode has been released as part of a hefty update, increasing the level cap, reworking certain encounters, and letting you take all of your unlocked abilities and gear into an...
Random Fans Are Having Fun Imagining What a PS5 Remote Play Handheld Might Look Like
Dare to dream
The news that Sony reportedly has some kind of Remote Play-focused handheld in development has us all in something of a tizzy. Obviously, as die-hard PlayStation fans, we all want to see the PS Vita live again, but this 'Q Lite' does not appear to be designed to fill that gap. Regardless, some fans couldn't help but imagine what such a...
News Two Weeks Prior to PS5, PS4 Release, Tin Hearts Goes Timed Exclusive to Switch
Delayed to celebrate love from the Nintendo community, apparently
Promising puzzle adventure Tin Hearts was confirmed and scheduled to release on 20th April for both PS5 and PS4, but in a twist we don’t think we’ve ever seen this close to launch before, the title’s now been signed up by Nintendo as a timed Switch exclusive. That means players...
News A New Live-Action Street Fighter Movie Is Officially in Production
Well, that was quick. On Monday, we brought you the news that Legendary Entertainment had gobbled up the film and TV rights to Capcom's iconic Street Fighter series. Today, Legendary and Capcom have confirmed that a new live-action film is officially in production. We know virtually nothing else, but if it follows the path laid down by...
News Join the Club! First Look at FIFA Successor EA Sports FC Coming in July
For now, here's the logo
… And so the marketing onslaught begins! This year, EA Sports FC will replace the long-running FIFA franchise as the flagship football video game available on consoles, and here’s your very first taste of the title, with a full reveal scheduled to follow in July. So far, the juggernaut publisher’s focusing solely on...
News Ex-Sony Director Phil Harrison Quietly Departed Google When Stadia Died
Slipped out the back
Former Sony director Phil Harrison is apparently a former Google employee as well, reportedly departing the company at around the time the ill-fated Stadia was shut down in January. Neither Google nor Harrison has officially announced the departure in the months since. The Stadia was supposed to revolutionise the way players...
News Diablo 4 Global Unlock Times Revealed, Go Ahead and Get That Leave Approved
Holiday in June
Diablo 4 is shaping up to be both an excellent video game and a massive time-sink, a dangerous combination indeed. Blizzard president Mike Ybarra has revealed the global unlock times for the highly anticipated action RPG with plenty of advance warning, so you can book some well-deserved time off work that just so happens to coincide...
News Railway Empire 2 Pulls into Station PS5 on 25th May
Railway Empire 2 is a railway tycoon management game we've been keeping a gleeful eye on for some time now, and we finally got a release date. Please have your PS5 tickets ready for inspection on 25th May Like its excellent predecessor, Railway Empire, the thing that sets this sim experience from the rest is the competitive aspect,...
News Gamescom Opening Night Live Returns with Announcements and Updates on 22nd August
Geoff himself confirms
Organiser and host Geoff Keighley has confirmed that Gamescom Opening Night Live (often shortened to Gamescom ONL) will return this summer. The event is set for Tuesday the 22nd August, and will once again act as a curtain raiser for the Cologne-based convention. The show will, of course, be livestreamed, and you can expect...
Wednesday5th Apr 2023
News God of War Ragnarok's Huge New Game Plus Update Out Now on PS5, PS4
Surprise update adds extra mode
God of War Ragnarok has just received a major update on PS5 and PS4, introducing the long-awaited New Game Plus mode. The update is available to download and install right now. New Game Plus is a mode that allows you to carry over certain progress and items from a completed playthrough into a new one. To compensate...
News MultiVersus Has Now Been Removed from PS5, PS4 Stores
That's all, folks
MultiVersus will no longer be available to download for new players and has been temporarily removed from digital storefronts like the PlayStation Store. This move might come as a surprise for those just following along at home, given that it was a detail squirrelled away in last week's Open Beta Update. We knew that the...
Guide Best PS5, PS4 Games Like Super Mario
Plumber-like platformers on PS5 and PS4
What are the best PS5, PS4 games like Super Mario? No matter whether you're a hardcore gaming fanatic or just dipping your toe into video games, Mario is almost unanimously regarded as the king of platformers. However, you can't play Mario games just anywhere. They're exclusive to Nintendo's consoles, meaning...
Rumour PS5 Pro Really Is Targeting 2024 Release Date
New report doubles down
Rumours of a PS5 Pro just won't go away, as Insider Gaming is once again reporting that the generational half-step is targeting a 2024 launch date. Back in March, the reliable publication said Sony has plans for a Pro console, which is supposedly in development. Insider Gaming is now saying that the assumed PS5 Pro is "aiming...
Rumour PS Vita 2 Dreams Killed But Sony Might Have a Handheld for PS5 Remote Play in the Works
No Vita no life
The unreported piece of Sony hardware that's been alluded to over the past week could be a "cloud-streaming handheld" according to Jeff Grubb of Giant Bomb. Overnight, the journalist tweeted about having heard of such a device and then advised fans to "definitely scope down those expectations". Instead of a PS Vita 2, this is said to...
News The Witcher 3 'the Best It's Ever Been' with Latest PS5 Update
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition is "the best it's ever been" on PS5, according to those eggheads over at Digital Foundry. The team's latest video goes in-depth on update 4.02, which launched last month. This patch promised to improve performance across the board, and based on Digital Foundry's findings, that's exactly...
Talking Point Would You Care About a PS5 Remote Play Handheld?
Another way to play
Sony is, reportedly, planning to release a new PlayStation handheld. But before you absolutely lose your mind over the potential of a PS Vita 2, know that this rumoured device is apparently dedicated to Remote Play. Yep, the codenamed 'Q Lite' is a specially built system that's designed to sync up with your PS5, letting you play...
News Sony Patents Heat Dispensers Inside PS5 Controllers
Hot or cold
Here's another wild patent Sony has registered that it'll never actually use: the ability for the PS5 DualSense controller to dispense heat to reflect on-screen gameplay. Based on upgrading the current pad's haptic feedback feature, the idea is that vibrations will warm the controller up or cool it down depending on what's happening in...
News Diablo 4 Details Its Many Endgame Activities
Forged in fire
Blizzard has spilled the beans on how Diablo 4 will (hopefully) keep you playing well beyond the end of the main campaign. And to be honest, it all sounds very promising. Once you've slaughtered your way through the game's story, a bunch of activities are unlocked so that you can continue to develop your character(s). Here's a quick...
News No Man's Sky's Latest Major Update Improves PSVR2 Version, Adds Corrupted Worlds
Interceptor update available now
No Man's Sky only had the Fractal update a few weeks ago, coinciding with the launch of PSVR2, but Hello Games is already back with another massive update. Named Interceptor, this latest free expansion is now available for all versions of the game, and it introduces yet more improvements and new features. The...
News With All Eyes on Activision Blizzard, EA Is Actually Driving Most Console User Engagement
Ubisoft bringing up the rear
Despite what Sony and Microsoft both want you to believe, EA, not Activision Blizzard, is the publisher driving the majority of user engagement on consoles these days. That's according to research done by Ampere Analysis, and they've put out a lovely graph from which much can be gleaned. EA has been consistently...
News Atomic Heart Update 1.4 Adds 120fps Support on PS5, Fixes Trophies, More
Get all the patch notes here
Studio Mundfish has today deployed patch 1.4 for Atomic Heart on PS5 and PS4, bringing with it 120fps support for the current-gen version and a whole host of fixes and changes. As long as you own a 4K TV with HDMI 2.1 support, you will now have the option of running the FPS at up to 120fps on PS5. Other updates in...
News Dead Island 2's Spoiler Free Trophy List Has Arrived, Co-Op Required for Platinum
Who do you voodoo?
Dead Island 2 claws its way onto PS5 and PS4 at the end of the month, on 31st April, and we got a glimpse at the undead action RPG's spoiler-free Trophy list, which is only missing those directly related to story progression. Coming to us via TrueTrophies, it looks like the list itself is going to require some solid work to get...
Mini Review Across the Valley (PSVR2) - Repetitive Farming Simulator Crawling with Bugs
Diddly squat to do
Across the Valley is a hand-drawn style, farming simulator from the small indie developer, FusionPlay. Each in-game day lasts 15 minutes and as your role of farmhand you’ll have to fit in as many missions from the task board as possible before dark. The daily tasks around the farm include planting, watering, weeding, and...
News One Piece Odyssey DLC Reunion of Memories Announced for PS5, PS4
Back to Waford
Bandai Namco has announced PS5, PS4 JRPG One Piece Odyssey will receive an expansion in the coming months that brings another mystery to Waford, centred around the Black Cubes. Neither a price nor release date have been revealed yet, but the trailer above provides some more context. In a separate video, producer Katsuaki Tsuzuki says...
News Retro Compilation TMNT: Cowabunga Collection Adds Online to The Manhattan Project
Digital Eclipse’s pursuit of the greatest ever retro compilation continues with an update to TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection today, adding online play to the NES’ TMNT 3: The Manhattan Project. This had been previously promised by the developer, and will roll out as part of a patch available to download imminently on
News Goat Simulator 3 Adds Lots of Eggs-tra Content in Free Easter Update on PS5
We're coming up to the Easter weekend in a couple of days, and what better way to celebrate than with one of PS5's silliest games? Yes, Goat Simulator 3 has just received a major free update that throws in all sorts of Easter-themed treats. Check them out in the above trailer. The headline addition is Operation Crackdown, a new...
News C-Smash VRS Demo Update Fixes Online Issues, Improves Frame Rate on PSVR2
Take another swing at it
If you're into PSVR2, odds are you've checked out the playable demo for C-Smash VRS. This free trial version of the game has been available for a little while, and provides a great outline of what to expect from this stylish reimagining of Cosmic Smash. One or two issues held it back, but developer Wolf & Wood has issued...
News Sci-Fi Incarceration Sim Space Prison Locks Up PS5 Release
You're locked in here with me
Space Prison is a tactical turn-based survival brawler in which you can go from fresh meat to the big cheese, and it's coming to PS5, although no release date has been announced. Craft contraband, upgrade your prison cell, and fight the scum of the universe to earn respect or just some breathing room. Space Prison...
News Overwatch 2's Newest Hero, Lifeweaver, Provides Elegant, Effortless Support
He's growing on us
Overwatch 2 is officially getting a new hero, Lifeweaver, an intelligent and curious adventurer hailing from Thailand. He enters the arena with the advent of Season 4 on 11th April. Lifeweaver utilises biolight technology in his role as a Support, healing allies in a variety of ways, but it's the mobility possibilities he...
Tuesday4th Apr 2023
News PS Plus Essential Games for April 2023 Available to Download Now
Day one PS5, PS4 release included
The big PS Plus Essential monthly refresh has arrived, cycling out three PS5, PS4 games and replacing them with new ones. The April 2023 lineup is now live on the PS Store across PS5 and PS4 systems in the UK and Europe, with the USA set to join the fun later in the day. Members of Sony's base tier can now download...
News The Last of Us PC Is Not 'Naughty Dog Quality', Developer Admits
In the Dog House
Naughty Dog has apologised to PC players for the state in which The Last of Us: Part I launched, a release that has earned the prestigious studio it's lowest-ever Metacritic rating. The developer took to Twitter to address the issues players are facing, promising that a larger patch is in the offing for later in the week. Despite...
Poll We Need You to Rate More of Your Fave PS5 Games
Give us those scores
It’s been a year since we last asked you to rate your favourite PS5 games, and in that time we’ve compiled the data to put together some pretty comprehensive listicles, including our ginormous guide to the Best PS5 Games. Of course, with new titles releasing every week, it’s important our content remains accurate – and...
Random Today Is Horizon Protagonist Aloy's Birthday
Older and wiser
It all gets a bit confusing when you talk about sci-fi characters’ birthdays because, well, technically Horizon Forbidden West’s Aloy hasn’t even been born yet. She’s from the future, after all! Let’s ignore the obvious flaws in marking the milestones of fictional characters and just roll with this one, though: it’s...
Random Gran Turismo 7 Players Are Manipulating Physics and Popping Truly Sick Wheelies
Push it to the limit
The Gran Turismo franchise has always pushed PlayStation's technological limits. Gran Turismo 7 is no exception, and players are taking full advantage of developer Polyphony Digital's fancy physics engine to pop some monstrously sick wheelies. Spotted by The Gamer, enthusiasts over on the GT7 Subreddit have taken th
Mini Review Road 96: Mile 0 (PS5) - A Tonal Nightmare with Some Interesting Moments
Talk about whiplash
Road 96, the procedural hitchhiking game, was a title with an interesting presentation and a slew of good ideas. Developer DigixArt took that great foundation and spun things off into Road 96: Mile 0, a narrative-focused prequel that strips away the procedural elements, replacing them with rhythm gameplay. The world presented in...
News Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Dev 'Really Digging' PS5's Next-Gen Controller
Feel the force, literally
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is shaping up to be a promising sequel, and it’s being built specifically with new-gen consoles like the PS5 in mind. As such, the DualSense is poised to be a big part of the experience, and director Stig Asmussen – of God of War 3 fame, of course – has really talked up the support as part of...
News What the Puck?! NHL 23 PS5, PS4 Available Free with EA Play from 13th April
You’ve been able to play ten hours of ice hockey simulation NHL 23 with EA Play since it launched last year, but EA Sports will unlock the time limit and make the entire game available for members beginning 13th April. This includes both PS5 and PS4 versions, although if you do own Sony’s new-gen system, we’d seriously recommend...
News Nacon Knocks Up Cricket 24 for PS5, PS4 in June
The Ashes await
After a somewhat successful first attempt at a next-gen cricket game on PS5 and PS4, long-time partners Nacon and Big Ant Studios are back to bowl up another serving of virtual bat-and-ball action. The press release confirms that Cricket 24 will build upon the foundations of the previous game, although it’s promising the “most...
Random Sony Shoehorns PS5 Ad into Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Trailer
Swinging from the same hymn sheet
Sony’s got a lot of eyeballs on the latest trailer for its upcoming animated movie sequel Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. And rightly so: the film looks absolutely incredible, both visually and tonally. Like, seriously – this is top-tier superhero stuff. Interestingly, the Japanese giant’s using the...
News Resident Evil 4 Modders Give Leon a Tramp Stamp, Dress Him as Kratos
Serving up looks to die for
With the release of the excellent Resident Evil 4 remake, modders on PC have taken to their obligatory task with a vengeance, gifting us with their titillating and terrifying creations. It's only been a couple of weeks since the game launched, and we must applaud the dedicated community for their efforts. First up is the...
News Capcom's Classic RPG Series Breath of Fire Is Now 30 Years Old
Come on, Capcom
Originating on the SNES all the way back in 1993, the Breath of Fire series is now 30 years old. It's one heck of a milestone, but then Capcom hasn't touched the franchise for what feels like an age. The Japanese company's last attempt at reviving the property came in 2016, when it launched the free-to-play, browser-based Breath of...
Poll What Was Your Favourite PS5, PS4 Game in March 2023?
Wo Long! Trails! Resi!
2023 is yet to let up in terms of the release schedule, with March proving to be another very busy month for PlayStation gamers. It's safe to say that Resident Evil 4 ended up stealing the show, but we can't forget about other highly rated titles like Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, Tchia, and Trails to Azure. Indeed, we handed out...
News Theme Park Attractions Spice Up Disney Dreamlight Valley on PS5, PS4 This Week
Accept the invitation to the Lion King realm, too
Disney Dreamlight Valley’s newest Star Path is its most ambitious yet, as starting tomorrow you’ll be able to add some theme park attractions to your expanding magical land. Star Paths, for those who don’t know, work a lot like Battle Passes: as you complete tasks, you’ll earn currency which...
News Spiritual Strider Sequel Cannon Dancer Osman Strikes PS5, PS4 Next Week
Retro arcade release revived
All the way back in 1996, a slew of ex-Capcom designers, including Strider’s Kouichi Yotsui, created a coin-op game called Cannon Dancer, which was also known as Osman in the United States. Despite making its way into arcades, the game never got ported to consoles at the time, and has spent the last three decades in...
News US Justice Department, Activision Blizzard Settle Following Esport Wage Suppression Accusations
Still in the spotlight
On Monday, the U.S. Justice Department filed a complaint in the district of Columbia accusing embattled publisher Activision Blizzard of suppressing the wages and compensations of esports players, a matter which has reportedly already been settled. The Justice Department alleged that Activision Blizzard limited competition...
News Steam Deck Support Not Naughty Dog's Focus as It Fixes The Last of Us
PC version takes priority
Official Steam Deck support for The Last of Us: Part I will have to wait as Naughty Dog has announced its post-launch efforts are set on bringing the base PC version up to snuff. The developer has already apologised for the state of the PC port, calling it not "Naughty Dog quality". Another hotfix is expected to be deployed...
News Tetris Effect: Connected Unlocks Secret Levels in Celebration of Tetris Movie
Tetris Effect: Connected is temporarily unlocking two of its secret levels in celebration of the new Tetris movie, which is currently streaming on Apple TV+. The two levels (which you can check out in the above trailer) are called 1984 and 1989, respectively, with retro designs invoking the Golden Age of Tetris. Did you know that...
Monday3rd Apr 2023
Every PS5 game we've reviewed so far
Looking for PS5 game reviews? Well you've come to the right place. In this guide, we've compiled a list of every PS5 game review that we've published here on Push Square so far. This guide will be updated every time we review something new on PS5, so be sure to check in every now and then. For much more...
Guide PS Stars: How to Solve PS Plus Game Catalogue: Must Play This Month (April 2023) Campaign
Looking for how to solve the PS Plus Game Catalogue: Must Play This Month (April 2023) Campaign in PS Stars? This campaign requires you to play one of six different games based on clues, in return for 50 Points. On this page, as part of our PS Stars guide, we're going to explain how to solve the PS Plus Game Catalogue: Must Play This...
Guide PS Stars: All Rewards and How to Get Them
All digital collectibles, free games, and PS Store credit currently available
Looking for all Rewards and how to get them in PS Stars? The primary purpose of Sony's new loyalty scheme is to earn Points which can be exchanged for Digital Collectibles, free games, and PS Store credit. On this page, as part of our PS Stars guide
News You Need to See PlayStation Thailand's New Commercial to Believe It
Coffee shop chaos
Remember when Sony used to make weird and wonderful commercials? This latest effort from PlayStation Thailand ranks right up there. The focus is on a couple who work as baristas in a coffee shop, but the relationship takes a dark turn when the guy starts behaving unusually. Fortunately, there’s a solution to his woes, and all it...
Rumour Unannounced Sony Hardware in the Works, Releasing Before PS5 Pro
Or so the story goes
The normally reliable Tom Henderson of Insider Gaming has mused that we could see some kind of new hardware from Sony imminently, sooner even than the rumoured PS5 Pro, if you could believe such a thing. Henderson alludes to another piece of Sony hardware coming down the pipeline in a recent stream, stating: "There's also...
News EA Play's EA Sports PGA Tour PS5 Trial Has Teed Off
Update: The EA Sports PGA Tour ten-hour trial is available to download and try now on PS5 for EA Play members. The file size is 47.9GB. Original Article: EA Play subscribers will be able to tee up a ten hour trial of EA Sports PGA Tour from tomorrow, 3rd April. There is some confusion over the date – the publisher’s official website...
Guide PS Stars: How to Solve the PS Plus Catalogue: Outbreak! Campaign
Use your braaainnns
Looking for how to solve the PS Plus Catalogue: Outbreak! Campaign in PS Stars? This campaign requires you to play one of five different games based on clues, in return for a Brain Dead Collectible. On this page, as part of our PS Stars guide, we're going to explain how to solve the PS Plus Catalogue: Outbreak! Campaign. PS...
News Saints Row Teases 'Huge' Combat Overhaul in Next Update
We don't really know what it means right now, but Saints Row is getting a "huge" combat overhaul in its next update, which is currently scheduled for a May release. This patch was actually announced last week, as developer Volition outlined the game's roadmap through to August. <related ids="147221"> Although said roadmap did...
News Street Fighter 6's Official PS5, PS4 Arcade Stick Is Licensed by Sony and Capcom
Seal of approval
Hori’s new Street Fighter 6 themed arcade stick is licensed by both Sony and Capcom, so you can be pretty confident this will suit your needs when the brawler releases in June. Compatible with the PS5, PS4, and PC, the Fighting Stick Alpha promises “tournament grade” quality, and can be opened up for easy customisation and...
News Marvel's Avengers PS5, PS4 Upgraded to Definitive Edition, Most Content Now Free
One last hurrah
Marvel's Avengers is officially on its last legs, with support for the lethargic live-service game coming to an end in September, with one last big patch making almost all content in the game free and setting the state of the game in stone. The single-player segment of the game, the campaign and associated side missions will stil
PSA Resident Evil 4 Remake Has a Super Specific Game-Breaking Bug
Look before you leap
Resident Evil 4 has been out in the wild for a little while now, long enough for some more obscure bugs to rear their ugly heads. Case in point, Capcom has warned players of one such edge case, which can prevent players from progressing further into the game. With sympathy to spoilers, we will remain vague on the exact...
Reminder Last Chance to Grab Three PS Plus Essential Games
PS5, PS4 titles depart tomorrow
You have less than 24 hours to redeem March 2023's PS Plus Essential games on PS5 and PS4, which makes them fully playable on your account whilst you hold an active PS Plus membership. From tomorrow morning at 9am BST, games like Battlefield 2042, Code Vein, and
News PS Plus Game Meet Your Maker's Trophy List Will Take Some Effort to Platinum
Best get building
Among April's PS Plus Essential lineup is Meet Your Maker, a game all about building booby-trapped levels and then infiltrating stages made by others. It's a neat idea, and certainly one that'll benefit from launching on the popular service. With the game out tomorrow, the Trophy list has now appeared online, and it looks like...
Poll Which PS5, PS4 Games Are You Most Looking Forward to in April 2023?
Star Wars! Dead Island! Horizon!
Looking at the schedule, April feels a bit like the calm before a storm. While this month certainly does have its fair share of big releases, so many blockbusters are all queued up for May and June (especially June). Still, over the next four weeks, we've got the likes of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Dead Island 2, and...
News Pinball FX PS5, PS4 Adding Two Free Tables, Twilight Zone and Crypt of the Necrodancer Coming
About flippin' time
Update: The big Pinball FX update livestream from developer Zen Studios did not disappoint, as it confirmed quite a lot of new content is coming to the game. It’ll all get underway from 13th April, when two new remastered tables will be available for free: Sorcerer’s Lair and Fish Tales. This increases the number of tables...
News Horizon Call of the Mountain Update 1.04 Available Now, Here Are the Patch Notes
Call of the accessibility improvements
PSVR2's flagship game, Horizon Call of the Mountain, has just received a pretty decent update. Available to download and install now, the patch (version 1.04) makes a number of nice accessibility improvements, as well as fixing a whole bunch of bugs. To start with, subtitles now have more options; you can add...
News Capcom Just Can't Stop Winning as Stock Hits All-Time High
Capcom's growth over the last console generation or so has been frankly outstanding. The company has gone from strength to strength for close to a decade now, making everyone forget just how hard the PS3 era was for the Japanese gaming industry in general. Capcom's come so far, in fact, that its stock actually hit a new all-time high earlier...
News Konami's Return to Games Continues with New Studio Opening
Another building planned for 2025
Konami's plans to return to releasing big and proper games took another step forward today as the firm has announced its relocated to a new studio in Osaka. Under the slogan of "Creators First", it's designed to help the company achieve "sustainable growth in the next 50 years". The building is kitted out with...
Random This YouTube Account Has Gone Viral for Unsealing Old PlayStation Games
OpenGame, a new YouTube account which is blowing up at the moment, owes a lot of its success to the TheRelaxingEnd. The formula is very similar: a pair of gloved hands unseals old games with a fancy knife, but the account’s focus on entire franchises appears to be pleasing Google’s algorithm. Take, for example, this video on every...
News Redemption Reapers Will Try to Redeem Itself with Free PS5 Upgrade, Big Updates
Many had fairly high hopes for Redemption Reapers — a strategy RPG with a lot of big names attached to it, including a Fire Emblem veteran. However, the PS4 title, which released back in February, failed to meet those lofty expectations. It currently sits at a lukewarm 63 critic average over on OpenCritic, with our own sister site
News UK Sales Charts: Gotham Knights Leaps from the Shadows Back into the Top 10
Holy heavy discount, Batman!
We weren't expecting to be bringing up Gotham Knights today, but the public has spoken. Warner Bros. Games' maligned but actually-not-bad action game has made a surprise return to the UK's physical games chart, placing number six. The sudden uptick in sales comes down to a pretty heavy price promotion, cutting the cost...
Deal God of War Ragnarok PS5 Consoles Get Tasty Limited-Time Discount
Now's the time to grab a PS5
With PS5 consoles becoming more and more readily available at retail, we've thankfully reached a point where you can hit up your favourite store and pick up a shiny new system with relative ease. That hasn't always been the case, of course, meaning discounts on consoles have been a very rare occurrence indeed. It looks...
News Accessibility Tags Rolling Out Across PS Store This Week
Select PS5 games supported
Sony has announced the PS Store will be updated with accessibility tags this week, allowing select PS5 games to detail the options they have before the title is bought. Vital for disabled gamers, supported titles will let you press the Triangle button on the marketplace to view a list of accessibility options, broken down...
News Wild Hearts Lethal Blossom Update Adds New Monsters, Gear on PS5
Push it to the limit
Cooperative hunting game Wild Hearts is expanding its menagerie of monstrosities on 6th April, with the release of the Lethal Blossoms update on PS5. Lethal Blossoms adds the new Kemono species, Murakumo, in addition to weapons, armour, a "spinning top" style Karakuri, and more, described as the title's largest update to date...
News DualSense Edge PS5 Controller Is Now Compatible with Apple Devices
Software updates add support
Following a series of software updates across Apple's range of devices, the PS5's DualSense Edge controller now works with them. The regular DualSense has been compatible with iPhones and co. for a good while, and now its premium stablemate is joining the fray. Support for DualSense Edge is just one patch note in the...
News Here Comes a Returning Challenger! Street Fighter Getting Readied for TV, Film Revival
Legendary gobbles up rights
Street Fighter was one of the earlier examples of a video game transitioning to film, with the infamous 1994 adaptation starring Jean Claude Van-Damme and Kylie Minogue. A second movie, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, released in 2009 but was largely forgotten, with Kristin Kreuk – remember her?! – starring in...
News PUBG: Battlegrounds More Bizarre Than Ever in Wacky New Spin on Battle Royale Mode
Let's get weird
PUBG: Battlegrounds is looking to spice up the Battle Royale formula, something it had no small part in popularising in the first place. Dubbed Bizzare Battle Royale, players will be facing off against zombies, gigantic chickens, and who knows what else. The Bizarre Battle Royale game mode is available now and will run until 10th...
Sunday2nd Apr 2023
News Hateful Comments Prompt Resident Evil 4 Remake's Ada Wong to Nuke Instagram Account
Ah, the Internet is at it again: Lily Gao, the new voice of Ada Wong in Resident Evil 4’s remake, has effectively nuked her Instagram account following a string of hateful comments from so-called “fans”. Gao – who also starred in the Return to Raccoon City movie – was recruited to replace Resident Evil 2’s Jolene Anderson, but not...
Soapbox Hold On, Is the PS3 a Retro Console?
Rory is having a time crisis
The passage of time. Weird one, init? Never mind the fact I just turned 30 this month and – dodgy knees aside – still feel about 21, there’s something else that’s got me all messed up this week. While plumbing the depths of the Twitterverse the other night, I stumbled across something that I didn’t...
News Koei Tecmo Wants to Know Which PS5, PS4 Games You Want on PS Plus
Well, go on then
Japanese publisher Koei Tecmo appears to be eager to bring more of its releases to the top tiers of Sony’s subscription service, as in a Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty survey it’s asked respondents to reveal which titles it’d like to be added to PS Plus Extra or PS Plus Premium. While it’s pretty generic marketing research, it...
News ARK: Survival Evolved to Ascend to PS5 in August, No Upgrade Path for Existing Owners
Servers for the original will be shutdown
Update: A Studio Wildcard spokesperson has confirmed to us there'll be no upgrade path for existing owners of ARK: Survival Evolved to ARK: Survival Ascended. "ARK: Survival Ascended is designed for next-generation consoles and does not have an upgrade path available," we were informed. Original Article:...
Mini Review The Last Worker (PSVR2) - VR Doesn't Save the First-Person Order Picker
Welcome to the Jüngle
Games exploring the contemporary world of online order fulfilment work were inevitable, but we pictured they’d hit harder and have more to say than The Last Worker does. Playing as the last human employee picking packages to be delivered for a retail monopoly named Jüngle, the real-world parallels are obvious and the setup...
News Tekken 8 Confirms Leroy, Asuka Have Made the Cut
What's good, sugar?
We honestly thought that the Tekken 8 character trailers were over — at least for a little while — but no, Bandai Namco has just dropped another two at Evo Japan. Said trailers confirm that Leroy Smith and Asuka Kazama will return. There was something of a question mark over both characters making the cut, but for very...
News The King of Fighters XIII Makes PS4 Return with Rollback Netcode
Mai the force be with you
The jaw-droppingly gorgeous The King of Fighter XIII is making a comeback on PS4, publisher SNK Playmore confirmed during the EVO Japan championships earlier today. Originally released in Japanese arcades all the way back in 2010, before being ported to the PS3 worldwide a year later, this new version of the iconic brawler...
Saturday1st Apr 2023
Guide PS5 Stock: Where To Buy PlayStation 5 in June 2023
Best PS5 console deals and bundles
Which shops have PS5 stock for June 2023? What are the best PlayStation 5 console deals? After a lengthy period of stock struggles, Sony has finally promised that PS5 consoles will now be much easier to find at retail. Early evidence suggests that consoles are indeed more readily available across a number of...
Guide Upcoming PS5, PS4 Games for April and May 2023
Star Wars! Lord of the Rings! Hogwarts Legacy (again)!
Spring is (just about) in the air and lots of games are about to launch on both PlayStation 5 and PS4, giving us plenty to get our teeth stuck into over the next couple of months. As always, we've been busy putting together some highlights headed to both systems (a reminder that Hogwarts Legacy...
Guide MLB The Show 23: How to Use Face Scan When Creating Your Ballplayer
You're in the game
Looking for how to use Face Scan when creating your Ballplayer in MLB The Show 23? Face Scan is a new feature added to San Diego Studio's baseball sim this year, allowing you to physically map a personal photograph to your Ballplayer to get a better representation of yourself in-game. On this page, as part of our MLB The Show 23...
Rumour Sony's Big PS5 Showcase to Take Place in Approximately Two Months
To setup phase two of new-gen system
Aside from a handful of State of Plays, we’ve barely heard a peep from Sony in almost two years. We know games like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Marvel’s Wolverine are in development, but aside from vague comments about The Last of Us’ standalone multiplayer spin-off, we have no idea what the rest of its...
Poll Are You Happy with Your PS Plus Essential Games for April 2023?
Plus or minus?
April 2023's PS Plus Essential games have been announced, and as per usual, we're looking at three new titles as part of the subscription service's monthly update. This time around, Meet Your Maker is the headline act, which launches straight onto PS Plus. It's an online game where you're either trying to build an impenetrable base or...
News Sonic the Hedgehog Is Dead! Find Out Whodunnit in Free Steam Game
No, it’s not an April Fool’s Day gag: The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog is a free visual novel available to download right now from Steam. The point-and-click adventure takes place on Amy Rose’s birthday, where she hosts a murder mystery for all her friends aboard an exotic cruise liner named the Mirage Express. “Fans can play...
Mini Review Last Labyrinth (PSVR2) - Tediously Torturous Escape Room Experience
Last Labyrinth is a unique escape room experience, and not in a good way. You're strapped into a wheelchair with very limited manoeuvrability. With only head movements available to you and a laser pointer attached to the middle of your forehead, you must guide a young girl through a labyrinth of puzzles and ultimately escape this torturous...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 470
No April Fools here
Do you know what's a beautiful blessing? April Fool's Day on a Saturday! Usually, this is a time for trepidation among the Push Square Team, but we'll be kicking our feet up today, casually avoiding the usual pitfalls while we play some games. Aaron Bayne: With Burning Shores a few weeks away, I thought it was time I pushed on...
News Goat Simulator 3 and CATAN Butt Heads with Crossover Content in Both
No fooling ewe
What do the silly sandbox game Goat Simulator 3 and tactical board game CATAN have in common? Some element of livestock, of course! And there's no better day for the two disparate licences to cross paths. Yes, Coffee Stain's bonkers bleat-'em-up and the console edition of the iconic multiplayer game are coming together for some...
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