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News The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Protects the Precious in May on PS5, PS4
Release date finally announced
A couple of weeks ago, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum got its best trailer yet, but fans have been kept in the dark when it comes to the release date. Until today, that is — publisher Nacon has finally announced when the action adventure will make its debut. The game comes to PS5 and PS4 on 25th May 2023. Playing as...
News You Must Beat Horizon Forbidden West to Play PS5 DLC Burning Shores
Lance Reddick performance confirmed
After a period of uncertainty over whether the DLC would even make its April release date, Sony is now fully tooting the Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores horn. Pre-orders are now live on the PS Store for
News Sonic Origins Plus Officially Announced, Adds Game Gear Titles and More in June
Update: SEGA confirms
Update: SEGA has officially announced Sonic Origins Plus, confirming all the details below. To recap, this expanded version of the game throws in all 12 of Sonic's Game Gear games, Amy as a playable character, and all the previously released DLC. The Game Gear titles are: Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sonic...
News C-Smash VRS Release Date Announced, Playable Demo Available Now for PSVR2
See you on the court
SEGA Dreamcast fans, rejoice! As you may recall, the publisher has licensed out Cosmic Smash for a PSVR2 revival named C-Smash VRS. Announced last month, the game looks to take the minimalist, neo-future stylings of the original and apply it to virtual reality — arguably where it's always belonged. Fortunately, it's not too...
News Sherlock Holmes and Watson Tackle Eldritch Horrors in Latest Awakened Remake Trailer
Coming next month
In case you weren't aware, Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened is getting the full remake treatment. Frogwares is taking its 2006 adventure title and giving it a big overhaul, including a substantial rewrite of the scenario as well as a significant visual upgrade. The latest trailer is available now, embedded above. The game takes place...
News Lies of P Looks Like Indie Bloodborne, in a Good Way
Due this August
Lies of P has always looked like an indie developer's take on Bloodborne, and 11 minutes of gameplay captured at GDC pretty much confirms that to be the case. From the look to the gameplay to the UI, everything screams the PS4 title out of FromSoftware. That's no bad thing, though, since copies Bloodborne copies aren't exactly at a...
Mini Review Dredge (PS5) - Eerie Fishing Adventure Will Reel You In
There's always a weirder fish
Dredge is a fishing game with eldritch nastiness lurking beneath the surface. It's a perfect combo, and although the spooky side never descends into true horror, there's an ever-present sense of unease as you explore the small open ocean and its island outposts. Playing as a freshly hired fisherman, you begin the game...
News Japan Sales Charts: Huge Drop in PS5 Sales But Still on Top, Just
Only 1,004 units in it
Sales of the PS5 console in Japan are down for a second week running, but the system still shifted just enough units to be named the country's best-selling box last week. 34,156 PS5 disc consoles were sold during the week beginning 13th March 2023 while 6,255 PS5 digital editions got bought. The PS5's closest rival was the...
News Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Merch Comes Out Swinging Ahead of PS5 Release Date Leak
Miles Morales action figure in his latest threads
Update: Hasbro has sent us a statement to clarify that any reference to the “multiverse” in its product description for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’s Miles Morales figurine was included in error. A spokesperson told us: “The original product info inadvertently referenced the upcoming Spider-Man:...
News PS5, PS4 Arcade Racer LEGO 2K Drive Sounds Superb, and It's Out Soon
Launching in less than two months
Update: 24 hours later, LEGO 2K Drive is now official. It's out for PS5 and PS4 on 19th May 2023, and you can catch the official reveal trailer above. Original story: LEGO 2K Drive is doomed to a lifetime of leaks it seems, as IGN has accidentally hit accelerate on the game’s announceme
Review Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key (PS5) - Huge RPG Is Familiar But Charming
Reisalin “Ryza” Stout and her friends are back in another heart-warming RPG which closes out the 'Secret' sub-series. The long-running Atelier series is well known for featuring young alchemists who spend much of their adventure gathering ingredients, crafting new items, and beating up foes. Atelier Ryza 3 is no exception to that...
News Elden Ring Update 1.09 Adds Ray Tracing on PS5, Here Are All the Patch Notes
Ray tracing-a Lucaria
Bandai Namco and FromSoftware have just released the latest major patch for Elden Ring, the massively popular open world RPG. It brings the game up to version 1.09, and the update is available now on all platforms, of course including PS5 and PS4. The main headline addition here is the implementation of ray tracing for the...
News Metacritic Crowns Sony the Best Games Publisher of 2022
Last year's games were "consistently good"
Each year, Metacritic runs the numbers on all the games released in the previous 12 months to determine which publisher put out the best stuff. The site, which aggregates review scores across all popular media, has crunched all that data, and coming out on top for 2022 is Sony Interactive Entertainment...
News Final Fantasy 16 Fans Divided as Squeeze Gap Discourse Begins Anew
Final Fantasy fans have been arguing for decades about all kinds of things, like which game is the best (VIII) or which one has the best minigames (again, VIII). But something new has the community in a tizzy, and this time it's a 19-second clip of the upcoming Final Fantasy XVI getting fans riled up, along with the return of some...
Random Episodes 2 and 3 of That Creepy Cute Resident Evil 4 Anime Have Arrived
On Monday, we got our first taste of our new favourite show, Leon and the Mysterious Village, a Resident Evil 4-inspired series of animated shorts. Today, we were blessed with episodes two and three, entitled "A Promise Between the Two" and "Help Us, Old Man!" respectively. Episode two pokes fun at the ease with which enemies are able to...
News Strategy RPG Miasma Chronicles Oozes onto PS5 on 23rd May
At long last
Miasma Chronicles, from Mutant Year Zero developer The Bearded Ladies, is a game we have been keeping an eye on for a while now. We finally have a release date, and its coming to PS5 on 23rd May 2023. Constantly outnumbered, mastering the art of the ambush will be essential to survival and every edge that can be gained will be...
News Sonic Frontiers’ Sights, Sounds, and Speed Free Update Is Available Now
Gotta go fast
Sonic Frontiers' first free DLC is now available, and you can now dive into the Sights, Sounds, and Speed update on PS5 and PS4 at your leisure. Curate your audio experience with iconic tracks from across the series by finding Sound Memories, which can be found scattered across the game. There is also a Photo Mode, allowing you to...
News Dead Island 2 Gets Stylish Cinematic Trailer That Sadly Isn't in Slow Motion
As is now tradition
Dead Island 2 is right around the corner, launching on 21st April on PS5 and PS4. We've been waiting a long time for this one, and its starting to feel a little more real now we have a cinematic trailer to accompany it. While it doesn't hit the unbelievable highs of the original Dead Island's iconic and now legendary reveal...
News Chronicles of 2 Heroes Unleashes Retro Platforming Action on PS5, PS4 on 26th May
Ronin, yokai, oh my
Chronicles of 2 Heroes: Amaterasu's Wrath is a gorgeous 16-bit Metroidvania throwback that began life as a Kickstarter project, and it now has a release date. Save feudal Japan from the wrath of Amaterasu on PS5 and PS4 on 26th May. Inspired by the kinds of tough-as-nails platformers gamers of a certain vintage will recall...
News Fortnite Has Been Utterly Transformed by Brain Bending New Tools
The real metaverse
Those who’ve been keeping a keen eye on Battle Royale sensation Fortnite will know that it is, in effect, the true metaverse. Epic Games has been quietly pushing the game’s creative suite for quite some time, but now, powered by Unreal Engine 5, the scope of what users will be able to make is being transformed. If you don’t...
News Silent Hill 2's PS5 Remake Is Close to Completion
But release date is in Konami's hands
Development on Bloober Team’s PS5 remake of Silent Hill 2 is close to completion, CEO Piotr Babieno revealed in an interview reported by Bankier.pl. He stressed, however, this doesn’t necessarily mean that a release is imminent – and he explained that its launch date will ultimately be decided by publisher...
News Lords of the Fallen Looks Ridiculously Good on PS5
Unreal Engine 5 being put through its paces
If you weren’t aware, the Game Developers Conference is underway, which means there’s been an upswing in announcements relating to technology and engines. Epic Games is one company in attendance, and it’s partnered with a number of studios to showcase the enormous potential of Unreal Engine 5...
Poll We Want You to Rate Your Favourite PSVR2 Games
Help us build a definitive list
PSVR2 has been out a little while now, and while it’s admittedly still early days, it’s time for us to start thinking about what games we’d recommend for prospective new players. As we’ve done with our Best PS5 Games and Best PS4 Games list, we want to put the power in your hands, encouraging you to rate your...
News Vampire FPS Redfall Was in Development for PS5, But Was Canned After Xbox Buyout
"They came in and said, 'No PS5'"
Prepare the Patrick Stewart “mild shock” reaction GIFs, because it turns out vampire FPS Redfall was very much in development for PS5 at one point. An IGN France interview with creative director Harvey Smith confirms that the title was in production at developer Arkane one year prior to Microsoft’s...
News Horizon Forbidden West's Big PS5 Burning Shores Expansion Won't Break the Bank
Finally, with less than a month until release, Sony is beginning to open up about Horizon Forbidden West’s anticipated PS5 exclusive expansion. Burning Shores, as previously reported, will launch on 19th April – and pre-orders are live starting t
Guide Best Action Games on PS5
PS5's best action titles, ranked and rated
What are the best action games on PS5? The best part about playing video games is they allow us to perform feats we can’t in real life, whether it’s working undercover in Hitman 3 or swinging through New York City in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Whether it’s performing death-defying stunts or...
News Side-Scrolling Action Game Trinity Fusion Brings Massive Metroid Vibes to PS5, PS4 in 2023
Not dreading this
We've no doubt the first thing that'll cross a lot of people's minds when they see Trinity Fusion is its resemblance to Metroid. That's definitely what we thought about as this trailer got going, but while it's clearly wearing its inspiration on its sleeve, this interesting game is doing some cool stuff of its own. Developed by...
News Lars Alexandersson's Perfectly Coiffed Bob Looks Glossier Than Ever in Tekken 8 on PS5
Hair of the god
You may choose to focus on all the fizzes and crackles of Lars Alexandersson’s moveset in upcoming PS5 fighter Tekken 8, but we only have eyes for his immaculately sculpted barnet. Just look at him barely breaking a sweat in Time’s Square: his hair doesn’t move a millimetre. And by the end of the battle – which he wins on the...
News Marvel's Spider-Man 2 PS5 Releasing in September, Massive Ad Campaign Planned
Update: Tony Todd goes underwater after leak
Update: Seems the legal department got a hold of actor Tony Todd, after he revealed Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’s intended release date and marketing plans. Writing on Twitter, he said there’d be “no more hints”, and posted a photo of himself in a swimming pool. “My lips are now underwater,” he...
News Spy This Launch Trailer as Deceive Inc Sneaks onto PS5 Today
Multiplayer spy-'em-up game Deceive Inc. has launched today on PS5, and to celebrate, publisher Tripwire Presents has a neat trailer for us. The game, which features full support for crossplay and cross-platform parties, sees teams of spies competing to find and then escape with a package. The main hook here is trying to do so...
News Break the Fourth Wall and Infiltrate Atari in Pixel Ripped 1978 on PSVR2
Behind the lines of pixels
The Pixel Ripped series was one of the unsung heroes of the PSVR’s library, as it fused modern technology with retro gaming, but the newly announced Pixel Ripped 1978 is seriously levelling the franchise up. Backed by Atari, this PSVR2 title will take you back to the peak of the publisher’s popularity, where you’ll...
News EA Sports PGA Tour Holds Few Surprises in Its PS5 Career Mode
Familiar but fine
Career mode is the backbone of any sports game: it’s the ultimate power fantasy to create your own character and take them to the top of your favourite discipline. And there are few surprises in EA Sports PGA Tour’s main single player option, which follows the same formula as its predecessors. You can choose whether you want to...
News UK Sales Charts: WWE 2K23 Lays the Smack Down on Hogwarts Legacy
King of the ring
It turns out that it takes pro wrestling to take down the mighty Hogwarts Legacy. Yes, Warner Bros' super popular RPG has finally had its reign at the top of the UK's physical chart brought to an end. WWE 2K23 has burst onto the scene, pinning down a number one debut. Just over half the copies sold were on PS5, with PS4 eating up...
News XCOM with Xenomorphs? Aliens: Dark Descent Tiptoes to PS5, PS4 on 20th June
On an express elevator to Hell
Legendary tactics RPG series XCOM can attribute a ton of its success to the Alien movies, and now it’s time for the space horror franchise to return the favour. It may be reductive to describe Aliens: Dark Descent as XCOM with xenomorphs – but, let’s be real, that’s almost exactly what it is. And for the...
News Crash Team Rumble Spins onto PS5, PS4 in June, Closed Beta Coming Next Month
Update: Activision spills the beans
Update: Following the below gameplay leak, Activision has now confirmed more details about Crash Team Rumble. YouTuber Canadian Guy Eh has some new gameplay footage, embedded above. Firstly, the multiplayer title is due to launch on 20th June 2023 on PS5 and PS4, with full crossplay support so you can play with...
News Moss Dev Aims to 'Broaden Appeal of VR' with Competitive Multiplayer Game
Playtests plotted for next month
Moss developer Polyarc is recognised for its charming, diorama-like platformer adventures – but its next project will be something of a departure for the studio. Still being developed exclusively for virtual reality headsets – although PSVR2 is not explicitly mentioned in the press materials – its next game...
News PS Plus Premium's Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror and Ape Academy 2 Have Trophies
Two more retro Platinums
Trophy support for classic games on PS Plus Premium is largely inconsistent, but you can count on Sony's first-party titles to include the feature. If you're a fan of collecting those digital trinkets, you're in luck, as today's big PS Plus refresh includes a pair of old school games with Trophy support. Both Syphon Filter:...
News 17 More PS Plus Extra, Premium Games Available Now on PS5, PS4
Tchia! Uncharted! Riiiidge Racer!
The latest monthly update for PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium has arrived, and it's another great one. March's selection of software coming to these upper subscription tiers includes a total of 17 games, and there's a fantastic spread that should give everyone something to enjoy. These games are available to...
Random Blizzard Giving Away $20k Worth of Cleaning Services to Lucky Diablo 4 Fans
Take it easy
Blizzard has come up with a novel way to promote the second weekend of Diablo 4's open beta and is giving away $20,000 worth of cleaning services to some lucky and soon-to-be-pampered fans. The offer is only valid for residents of the United States, and winners will receive a $200 credit for the cleaning service Thumbtack. Considering...
News Kingdom Eighties Brings Micro-Strategy and Retro Nostalgia to PS5
Let the good times roll
Micro-strategy game Kingdom Eighties is a nostalgic love letter to that iconic decade, and it's coming to PS5 in 2023. Like other entries in the Kingdom series, like Two Crowns or New Lands, Eighties will be a standalone title. You play as the Leader, a camp counsellor who must defend the town from mysterious creatures known...
News Respawn Opens Third Studio to Keep Apex Legends Running for Another '10 to 15 Years'
Last one standing
Apex Legends developer Respawn has opened a third studio in order to keep the popular battle royale franchise running for another "10 to 15 years". The new studio is located in Madison, Wisconsin. While it may contribute to other Respawn products in the future, this third studio (the first two being located in Los Angeles and...
News Tchia Gets Blowout Gameplay Trailer Ahead of Imminent PS Plus Extra Launch
Time to unwind
The gorgeous-looking Tchia is only hours away, and we got one final glimpse of the scenic adventure title in a gameplay deep-dive trailer. The trailer looks at different aspects of the game's setting and mechanics, some of which have been detailed previously but are collated here nicely. We enjoyed Tchia, and in our review, we wrote...
News Valheim Could Potentially Come to PS5 in Six Months
Xbox has console exclusivity for six months
Update: Speaking during a podcast, Valheim senior developer Jonathan Smårs hadn’t entirely ruled out the possibility of the Norse survival game coming to PS5 – and now it sounds like Xbox only has six month console exclusivity. The tidbit was confirmed in the small print of a Game Pass newsletter sent...
News LEGO's Mario Kart Inspired Arcade Racer Will Be Revealed This Week
Update: It looks like the scale of the leaks were simply too large for LEGO to ignore, and it’s effectively confirmed that 2K Sports’ arcade kart racer LEGO 2K Drive will be officially revealed later this week. You can look forward to a trailer debuting on 23rd March. In the meantime, this skit poking fun at all the leaks is pretty...
News MLB The Show 23's PS5, PS4 Platinum Trophy Will Take Some Time This Year
But it's not too difficult
Last year’s Trophies for MLB The Show 22 were fairly straightforward, but they did require a little luck in a couple of places. Assuming you got the rub of the green, you could have it wrapped up in a weekend, but it looks like developer San Diego Studio has gone back to the drawing board with its Platinum pot for MLB...
Review The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners - Chapter 2: Retribution (PSVR2) - Great Game, Sinful Name
Born on the bayou
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners - Chapter 2: Retribution deserves recognition. Never before have we seen such a verbose title manage to communicate so little while saying so much. It fails to convey to newcomers that it’s a standalone game complete with its own campaign, and it coyly obfuscates the fact that this isn’t...
News Charming Narrative Cooking Game Venba Serves Up PS5 Version This Summer
If you want your cooking games to come with a side of family drama, Venba looks like the right choice on the menu. This is the debut title from a new indie developer, Team Visai, and it's just been announced the game is heading to PS5 in addition to other platforms. We've popped the Nintendo Switch trailer above to give you a taste of what to...
News Try Out Sonic Frontiers PS5, PS4 for Free with PS Plus Premium Trial
Out later this week
PS Plus has been getting a lot better of late, and one aspect that’s certainly impressed us has been the free trials. Available with top tier PS Plus Premium, these allow you to play several hours from a rapidly increasing list of games, and you can continue your progress if you decide to pick any of them up at a later date...
Review Tchia (PS5) - Unique Island Adventure Is a Joyful, Creative Playground
Developer Awaceb created Tchia as a love letter to its native home of New Caledonia. Though the game itself is set on a fantastical archipelago, it draws deeply from its real-life counterpart in terms of environment and story. It feels really genuine as a snapshot of the culture; its story is heavily rooted in the territory's...
News Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Looks Ace in Action Packed Story Trailer
Mark your Cal-endars
While it was slightly disappointing to see it delayed, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is looking very promising indeed with this latest trailer. Focusing on the characters and story, this new video shows off plenty of flashy gameplay along with in-game cutscenes, and it all looks pretty impressive. The sequel has us back in the boots...
News EA Sports PGA Tour Won't Take You Too Long to Platinum on PS5
There was a time when sports games Trophies bordered on the impossible, and that’s still somewhat the case with the NBA 2K series. But the developers of Madden NFL and MLB The Show have toned down the requirements in recent years, and EA Sports PGA Tour looks like it’ll have a pretty easy Platinum to unlock. Originally due out...
News Sonic Frontiers Gets Its First Free DLC Expansion This Week
Sights, sounds, and speed
Update: SEGA has released more information about this Sonic Frontiers DLC pack. The Jukebox feature allows you to play various Sonic music from across the series while you're exploring the islands. There are 53 songs in total, with 13 being unlocked immediately. To get the rest, you'll need to collect Sound Memories, which...
News Elden Ring Players Have Spent a Year Dying Over 9 Billion Times
Anniversary stats come in from Bandai Namco
Bandai Namco has hit Elden Ring fans with an array of dizzying stats and figures. With the game now just over a year old, the publisher has put out a large infographic that shines a light on everyone's collective efforts, and, yeah, we've died a lot. More than 9 billion times, to be precise. Of that...
News Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Wolverine to Boast 'Very Cool' Dialogue Tech
Although no one knows what that means
The appetite for updates on Insomniac’s upcoming duo of superhero spin-offs, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Marvel’s Wolverine, is so intense that we end up with stories like this. But, as with everyone else, we’re clinging to every shred of public information, and so we guess this is worth sharing – well,...
News Final Fantasy 16 Will Take Up to 80 Hours to Fully Complete
Square Enix's RPGs are almost universally big time sinks. It varies, of course, but a lot of them sit above 50 hours if you want to see everything they have to offer. The publisher's hugely anticipated upcoming game, Final Fantasy XVI, is continuing that tradition. Speaking with Famitsu and translated by aitaikimochi on Twitter, director...
News JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R Invites Worse Company on PS5, PS4 This Week
Diamond Is Unbreakable is the focus of remaster JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R’s next DLC addition, as Okayasu’s big bro Keicho Nijimura brings his Worse Company Stand to the game. Those of you who’ve read the manga or watched the anime will know that this particular power sees the character commandeer dozens upon dozens...
News Post-Apocalyptic Aussie CRPG Broken Roads Gets Gameplay Overview
Developers are flat out like a lizard drinking
Broken Roads is an isometric CRPG set in a post-apocalyptic Australia that we've had our eye on for some time now, and we just got our best look at it yet in a developer-led gameplay overview, mate. Fans of Disco Elysium are likely to find a lot to love here, with a moral compass allowing for all kinds...
News Ambitious Action Platformer The Devil Within: Satgat Slices and Dices on PS5, PS4
Side-scrolling sword-fighting action
The Media Indie Exchange Showcase took place over the weekend, and we got a bunch of updates on some smaller titles that have been quietly percolating for a while now. Case in point, The Devil Within: Satgat, developed by Seoul-based studio Newcore Games. It's quite a mouthful, but Satgat looks like a well-made...
Random Resident Evil 4 Anime Short Simultaneously Cute, Disturbing
Leon and the Mysterious Village
The eagerly anticipated remake of Resident Evil 4 on PS5 arrives this week, on 24th March, and we thought it was simply outstanding. Capcom's marketing machine has, appropriately, kicked into overdrive, and today we were treated to a cute, somewhat disturbing anime trailer for the game. The soothing style of...
News The Outer Worlds' Rough PS5 Port Gets First Post-Launch Performance Patch
A patch for sci-fi action RPG The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition has been released, which purports to fix many of the performance issues players have reported in recent days. The Spacer's Choice PS5 upgrade was released in such a poor state that it had some players immediately calling for refunds, complaining of abysmal...
News Hardcore Puzzler Dr Fetus' Mean Meat Machine Spins Up on PS5, PS4 in 2023
Super Meat Machine
Anxiety-inducing puzzler Dr Fetus' Mean Meat Machine is bringing its unique blend of gameplay features to PS5 and PS4 later in the year, and we got a glimpse of it in action during The Mix Showcase 2023. From the twisted minds that brought you Super Meat Boy and Super Meat Boy Forever, developer Team Meat has turned its talents...
Interview Octopath Traveler 2 Devs on Series Goals, the First Game Skipping PlayStation, and More
Join us, traveler
We think Octopath Traveler II is a fantastic RPG, and so we were delighted to be given the opportunity to interview two of the game's key developers. Director Keisuke Miyauchi and producer Masashi Takahashi were kind enough to answer our questions about the sequel's improvements, its development, and why the first game isn't...
News Destiny Fans Come Together to Pay Tribute to Lance Reddick's Commander Zavala
A virtual vigil
Following the premature passing of iconic actor Lance Reddick earlier this week, Destiny fans have come together to pay tribute to the actor, and his in-game alter-ego Commander Zavala. Screenshots shared online show dozens upon dozens of players all sitting in quiet contemplation at a virtual vigil, gathered around the character in...
Poll Are You Happy with Your PS Plus Extra, Premium Games for March 2023?
Plus or minus?
We're not going to beat around the bush: PS Plus Extra is pretty good, isn't it? The middle tier of Sony's subscription service has quickly established a large catalogue of great PS5 and PS4 games, and it feels like it's being meaningfully expanded every single month. March 2023's additions bring some real value as well. Delightful...
News PS Plus Extra's Tchia Will Demand 100% Completion for Platinum Trophy
Time to do everything
We’ve already pretty well established that Tchia looks genuinely incredible, and it’ll be available to download at no extra cost for PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium subscribers starting next week. You may be wondering how difficult the Platinum Trophy will prove to unlock, then – and it’s probably going to take you...
News Suicide Squad's Divisive Aspects Will Not Change Due to PS5 Delay
Could even slip into 2024
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is still officially on schedule for 26th May, but reliable Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier insists it’s been delayed. Apparently, staff have been told internally that the title will come out later this year, and the reason no
News Switchback VR Developer Investigating Game's Iffy PSVR2 Visuals
The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR is a huge disappointment, as illustrated in our review – and one of its biggest issues is just how blurry it looks. While the game has been developed exclusively for PSVR2, it barely looks like a step-up from PSVR, with muddy, middling visuals and even the odd performance hiccup. It’s not the only...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 468
Will the weather improve? As much as we like to shut out the world and embed ourselves in our favourite virtual worlds, it would be nice to see a bit of sunshine, wouldn't it? Hurry up, Spring! Aaron Bayne: I’ve been patiently waiting for this one, but it’s time to delve into the Diablo IV early access beta. I’m a newbie to the...
Guide Best PS5 SSD 2023: Boost Your PS5 Storage Capacity
All PS5 M.2 NVMe SSD requirements and best Solid State Drive to buy
What is the best PS5 SSD? Which PS5 SSD should you buy? Following a firmware update, you can expand your PlayStation 5's storage capacity (See Also: PS5 SSD: How Much Storage Space Does It Have?) by purchasing a compatible internal PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD drive. However, due to the...
News The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Revs Up on PS5, PS4 in August
We know what you'll do this summer
Yeah, the tagline's from a totally different movie, but it's still horror-themed, at least. It works. Anyway, publisher Gun Interactive has announced a release date for its upcoming asymmetric multiplayer horror game, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Based on the film of the same name, this cat-and-mouse title is...
News The Walking Dead PSVR2 Looks Generations Apart from Meta Quest 2
An insane upgrade
We know that PSVR2 is significantly more powerful than Meta Quest 2, and it should be: the headset is not only utilising cutting-edge tech, but it’s also powered by Sony’s new-gen PS5 console, which is obviously far more advanced than Meta’s built-in mobile chipset. Despite all that, however, the irritatingly named The...
Review The Light Brigade (PSVR2) - Solid Rogue-Lite Doesn't Need to Reinvent the Wheel
Look for the light
Developer Funktronic Labs is no stranger to crafting interesting, meaningful roguelike experiences. Look no further than Nova-111, a fantastic game released back in 2015. Fast forward a handful of years, and the developers have revisited this ever-fruitful well, delivering the rogue-lite The Light Brigade for Sony's new headset...
News Layers of Fear Looks Ridiculous on PS5 in Unreal Engine 5 Demo
Layers of Fear may be one of the most confusing projects in recent years, but it sure looks good. The Unreal Engine 5 reimagining is pulling from all previous entries in the series, and wrapping up the story with an additional chapter named The Writer. “The series’ crowning work is the definitive way to experience the critically acclaimed...
News Uh Oh! Sony Patents NFT Trading Framework for Gaming Platforms
Can't funge this
Rifling through publicly available patents is a strange pastime, but it's one that observant industry-watchers seem to be into. Last we heard, Sony had patented a system to help people's posture during play, and now we're onto another one — only this one may leave a sour taste. As you can see here, Sony has filed a patent for an...
News King Looks Like an Absolute Powerhouse in Tekken 8 Gameplay Trailer
Tekken 8 up a notch
Bandai Namco has been going a bit mad with all these Tekken 8 character trailers, but we're certainly not complaining. Each familiar face we've seen so far has been looking good, and that streak continues with Mexican wrestler and Tekken legend, King. He looks to be a very heavy hitter, as fans might expect, and the devs have...
News The Last of Us Infects London with Creepy Cordyceps Exhibit
Spreading the word
Sony's latest #LiveFromPS5 marketing beat is here. The platform holder is aggressively pushing its current-gen console now that PS5 stock is much easier to find, and part of that campaign is this latest installation in London. This marketing stunt brings attention to The Last of Us, leaning on the recent TV adaptation's huge...
News Resident Evil 4's Leon Marches into Fortnite Half-Dressed
As has been intensely speculated for quite some time, Resident Evil 4 protagonist Leon S. Kennedy has arrived in Fortnite – but fans are bemused that he’s lacking his iconic leather jacket. Many will already be familiar with Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine’s skins in the Battle Royale, which come with a variety of different style...
The best PS5 indies, ranked and rated
What are the best indie games on PS5? In this evolving list, it's up to the Push Square community to define the very best indie titles the platform has to offer. The term "indie" has a nebulous, ever-shifting meaning, but generally speaking, we're talking about smaller scale games from smaller scale studios...
News Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Update 1.04 Available Now, Here Are All the Patch Notes
Wo, it's a long list
A fresh patch has been deployed for the excellent action RPG, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty. At just 194.4MB on PS5, it'll only take a minute to download and install, but it brings with it a raft of adjustments and bug fixes. There are a number of minor changes to certain features that should make things just that little bit...
News Splash Damage Teases Project Astrid, Streamers Shroud and Sacriel Involved
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With the Witcher 3's narrative lead signing on for the project
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Ride it out
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"News on this very soon"
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News Kart Racer Disney Speedstorm Drifts into Early Access on PS5, PS4 Next Month
When you wish upon a car
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Collage Mode incoming
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News Japan Sales Charts: PS5 Is Slowing But Still Soaring
Another solid week
PS5 has absolutely exploded in Japan this year, crossing the three million units milestone, and overtaking the PS4 and PS3 launch aligned. An influx of stock availability has absolutely catapulted the console to extraordinary numbers domestically, but things are very slowly beginning to level off now. Case in point: this week the...
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Guide Best Horror Games on PS5
PS5's best horror titles, rated and ranked
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Guide PS5 Game Boost: All Major PS4 Game Improvements
All major enhancements to backwards compatible games
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Welcome home, Daniel
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News You Can Now Preload Diablo 4 Ahead of Imminent Early Access Open Beta
Only fools rush in where angels fear to tread
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Balthier, eat your heart out
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News PS Plus Premium Subs Treated to a Trio of Retro Treats Next Week
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News Need for Speed Unbound Volume 2 Brings New Events, Features in Major Update
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Pros and cons
The latest and greatest PlayStation rumour to do the rounds is based on a recent report by the reliable Insider Gaming. Said report claims that the oft-whispered PS5 Pro is in development, and could be targeting a potential 2024 release. It's a rumour that's already divided fan opinion — and even we find ourselves trying to weigh...
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