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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?:...
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...
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 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 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...
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...
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 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 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...
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 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 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...
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 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...
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...
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 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 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 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...
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
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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: 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...
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 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: 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 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 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: 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: 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
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...
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...
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: 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...
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 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...
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...
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 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 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...
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 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 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 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...
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 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 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...
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 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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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 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."...
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 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...
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 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...
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 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 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 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)...
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 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...
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...
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 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 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 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,...
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 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...
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...
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 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 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 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...
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