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News Battlefield Will Return in an Entirely New Way on PS5, EA Exec Has 'Extraordinary Confidence' in Team
Everything old is new again
Battlefield 2042 was not the revolutionary next step for the long-running FPS franchise fans had been hoping for, with the futuristic shooter facing a barrage of bugs at launch and backlash from the hardcore community. Despite it all, EA CEO Andrew Wilson says he has "extraordinary confidence" in the revitalis
Guide Honkai: Star Rail Guide: Your Ultimate Wiki and Walkthrough Resource
All aboard the Astral Express
Honkai: Star Rail is a free-to-play turnbased space fantasy RPG from Genshin Impact developer HoYoverse. Available now on PC and mobile, the sci-fi adventure is also "coming soon" to PS5 and PS4. In this Honkai: Star Rail guide, we'll include everything you need to know about the gacha game. Honkai: Star Rail Guide:...
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: All Treasure Chest Locations
Looking for all treasure chest locations in Honkai: Star Rail? While you're rarely required to open treasure chests in HoYoverse's turnbased RPG, they can be a great source of currencies and resources like Stellar Jade and will also offer a marginal bump to your Trailblaze EXP. On this page, as part of our Honkai: Star Rail guide, we're...
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: All The Xianzhou Luofu Treasure Chest Locations
Wish you were here
Looking for all The Xianzhou Luofu treasure chest locations in Honkai: Star Rail? The Xianzhou Luofu is the third world you'll embark on as part of your intergalactic adventure aboard the Astral Express, and like the other locations it's stuffed with treasure chests for you to find. On this page, as part of our Honkai: Star Rail...
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: All Jarilo-VI Treasure Chest Locations
Looking for all Jarilo-VI treasure chest locations in Honkai: Star Rail? Jarilo-VI is the second major location you'll explore as part of your intergalactic adventure aboard the Astral Express, and it's filled with treasure chests for you to pop open as you progress. On this page, as part of our Honkai: Star Rail guide, we're going to...
News Square Enix Wants to Release More Higher Quality Games, Starting with Final Fantasy 16
Japanese publisher has big ambitions
Square Enix tends to be unpredictable as a publisher. Take this year alone, for example: it released the highly promoted Forspoken to middling reviews, and then barely lifted a finger to advertise the critically acclaimed Octopath Traveler 2. Meanwhile, last year it dropped a ton of titles on Nintendo Switch,...
Random Final Fantasy 14's Yoshi-P Couldn't Stop Playing Zelda During PS5, PS4 MMO's Test Stream
Do not disturb
As we alluded to in our other article on the subject, the industry has been put on pause for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of Kingdom. And not even Final Fantasy 14 director Naoki Yoshida could put down his Nintendo Switch for a recent test stream, featuring the game’s v6.4 update. Any guesses for what he’s playing? Clearl
News Genshin Impact's Next Big PS5, PS4 Update Goes Hard on Trading Cards
First look at Fontaine teased, too
The next major Genshin Impact update, due to get underway on 24th May, will bring with it a colossal update to the gacha game’s in-universe Genius Invokation TCG minigame. Revolving around the King of Invokations Grand Prix event, you can expect an enormous 60 brand-new TCG cards to seriously expand your...
Poll Are You Happy with Your PS Plus Extra, Premium Games for May 2023?
Something for everyone
It's another big update for the more expensive tiers of PS Plus this month. We don't want to influence your opinion right off the bat, but man, that list of PS Plus Extra games is pretty impressive, isn't it? With the likes of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart,
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 476
Dry your eyes
Yes, we're a PlayStation website, but we don't live under a rock: it's safe to assume many of you will be playing The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. It's particularly interesting how the industry seems to have grinded to a halt this week to allow the game to do its thing. From our perspective, let's hope things pick up next...
News Hwoarang Is Ready to Kick You to Bits In Tekken 8
Boot it up
Another Tekken 8 character reveal shocker: Hwoarang is back! And he still likes kicking everything in sight! The South Korean fighter — who's been a fixture of the series since Tekken 3 — boasts his familiar taekwondo style, although at a glance, it looks even more kick-heavy this time around. The Tekken development team has stated...
News Deviation Games' PS5 Exclusive Project Doesn't Appear to Be Progressing Well
Layoffs hit Sony partner hard
Deviation Games was one of a flurry of new studios Sony signed exclusivity arrangements with earlier in the generation, but while the likes of Haven Studios and Firewalk have since been officially acquired by the Japanese giant,
News Last Chance to Play Diablo 4 Before Release Is Right Now on PS5, PS4
The Server Slam is live
If you want to play Diablo 4 one last time before its release on the 6th June, this is your last chance. The so-called Server Slam — which is basically an open beta — is now live on PS5 and PS4. All you need to do is download the client from the PlayStation Store. The Server Slam includes the whole first act of Diablo 4,...
News Giant Kaijus Are Coming to MLB The Show 23 on PS5, PS4
But it ain't quite as exciting as you think
As the industry enters a Zelda-induced hibernation, there ain’t really a whole lot of hot stories regarding PlayStation today. Fortunately, there’s very little crossover been Link and San Diego Studio’s baseball sim MLB The Show 23, and so the developer’s released the deets on its second season of...
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: How to Earn Relics and Level Them Up
Looking for how to earn Relics and level them up in Honkai: Star Rail? Relics are effectively a type of clothing that can be equipped by your characters, and while they don't have a cosmetic impact on your squad, they do provide crucial statistical buffs. On this page, as part of our Honkai: Star Rail guide, we're going to explain how to...
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: How to Earn Light Cones and Level Them Up
Trading cards with big benefits
Looking for how to earn Light Cones and level them up in Honkai: Star Rail? Light Cones are a type of equipment in HoYoverse's turnbased RPG which look a lot like trading cards. They function, effectively, as an analogue to a weapon, providing key statistical buffs and improvements in combat. However, unlike in games...
News Lords of the Fallen PS5 Release Might Be Set for October
The 13th to be precise
Developer Hexworks could be planning to release PS5 title Lords of the Fallen on 13th October 2023, if a new post from Xbox Store dataminer Aggiornamenti Lumia is to be believed. With a reliable track record, the poster simply tweeted out the date and the game's key art, presumably having found it on the backend. If this is...
News LEGO 2K Drive Trophy List Looks Like a Completionist's Dream on PS5, PS4
The race for the plat
At the time of writing, LEGO 2K Drive is only a week away, and this colourful racing game is looking pretty dang good. This arcadey open world title gives you big free-roaming spaces to explore and the ability to completely customise your cars — it has all the ingredients for an all-ages hit. Going by the Trophy list, this...
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: Nameless Honor Explained and How to Rank Up
Don't pass on the Battle Pass
Looking for Nameless Honor explained how to rank up in Honkai: Star Rail? Nameless Honor, despite its somewhat confusing name, is the Battle Pass in HoYoverse's turnbased RPG. Like most other Battle Passes, there are free and premium rewards, and you need to pay to unlock the latter. On this page, as part of our Honkai:...
Best deals, physical PSVR2 games, and accessories
The hottest new piece of hardware on the PlayStation scene is the PSVR2 (or PlayStation VR2, technically), the latest VR headset from Sony. The PSVR2 is finally available at a wide range of retailers and we're tracking all the best prices and deals for you in this guide. The successor to the...
News Next Week's PS Plus Extra Lineup Has Been Changed Again
One game is back, another removed
Sony will get its PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium lineup reveals correct at the first time of asking... one day. After the company announced the list of PS5, PS4, and Classic titles hitting its subscription service next week, a second change has been made. The original change, which removed
News Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Prequel Comic Can Now Be Read Online
Catch up with Peter, Miles, and MJ
If you didn't manage to snag a physical copy as part of Free Comic Book Day, then the Marvel's Spider-Man 2 prequel comic has been made available to read online worldwide. Click this link here to be taken straight to the special issue, where you can get caught up with Peter Parker, Miles Morales, and MJ. The online...
News Genshin Impact's Next Major PS5, PS4 Update Will Be Revealed This Weekend
Fontaine ain't far away
You may be all about the Trailblazing life these days, but Genshin Impact’s release cadence waits for no one – not even HoYoverse’s hit spacefarer Honkai: Star Rail. The next big update to the Chinese developer’s big breakout is due imminently, and all will be revealed in a livestream on Saturday, 13th May. If...
News PS5, PS4's Likeable One Piece RPG Adds Story DLC This Month
Reunion of memories
The previously announced Reunion of Memories story DLC for likeable RPG One Piece Odyssey will set sail to PS5 and PS4 from 25th May, publisher Bandai Namco has now officially confirmed. In addition to expanding the story of the anime adaptation, this offering will also have a greater emphasis on combat, promising more tactical...
Random FIFA 23 PS5 May Break if You Have Too Many Friends
There are benefits to being unpopular: your copy of FIFA 23 won’t break on PS5. EA Sports released a statement earlier this week confirming that it’s exploring stability issues in the soccer sim introduced in a recent title update. Its temporary solution? “Reduce your PS5 friends list to 100 or less friends and re-launch the...
Rumour This Year's Call of Duty Is Modern Warfare 3 for PS5, PS4
War never changes
Is it really that time of the year again already? It feels like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 just released, but we suppose Activision’s got to return to the well, as we doubt Crash Team Rumble’s going to top up its bank balance alone this year. So here we are, then, a report from reliable rumourmonger Tom Henderson:...
News The Free-to-Play Trackmania Zooms onto PS5, PS4 Very, Very Soon
Just a few days to go
Fasten your seatbelts — the latest version of Trackmania is heading for PS5 and PS4, and it'll be here before you know it. It launches on 15th May 2023 — just a few days away at the time of writing — and it'll be free-to-play, as it is on other platforms. Ubisoft announced the date in the above trailer, which also touts...
Poll What's the Best PlayStation Startup Sequence?
PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, PS5?
When you think of PlayStation, does a specific console startup come to mind? Sony's crafted some iconic system screens over the years — complete with some iconic sounds — but which one's the best? We know that's a potentially difficult question — and it might be wholly dependent on how old you are! — but it should...
News Super Mega Baseball 4 Deep Dive Details How Legends Will Take the Field
EA Sports Super Mega Baseball 4 is bringing real-life legends to the ballpark for the first time in the series’ long-running history. This obviously upsets the applecart a little bit, as past entries in the franchise have been built almost entirely around customisation. In order to maintain the balance, developer Metalhead has introduced...
News Despelote Is a Fascinating PS5 Soccer Game About People
Narrative adventure out in 2024
The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the first time Ecuador qualified for the major football tournament, and the excitement the country experienced during the qualifying phase has been turned into an incredibly stylish game. Named Despelote, it's coming to PS5 in 2024. From the first-person perspective, you'll dribble, pass,...
News F1 23 Gameplay Flaunts Revamped Physics, Improved Handling, Red Flags, More
Start your engines
EA Sports has just released a "deep dive" gameplay video for the upcoming F1 23, scheduled to launch on PS5 and PS4 next month. In it, we get a better look at the on-track action, with Formula One presenter Natalie Pinkham giving us the lowdown on what's new in this year's racing sim. First up is the physics and handling, which...
News Final Fantasy 16 Really Wants You to Know Its Action Combat Can Be Made Easy
Take it easy
The ongoing marketing campaign for Final Fantasy XVI has tried to make one particular point very clear: you don't have to be good at action games to enjoy the upcoming release. Despite going all-in on skill-based action combat, Square Enix is seemingly terrified of alienating potential players who may not like the idea of mastering...
News PS Plus Premium Gets Another Full Game Trial on PS5, PS4
Get off your horse and drink your milk
In case you missed the memo, Weird West recently received a PS5 port. This game, published by Devolver Digital and developed by Dishonored alumni, is an isometric immersive sim that we'd recommend you hop into. However, if you're on the fence, PS Plus Premium members can now
News Japan Sales Charts: Golden Week Helps Drive PS5 Just Shy of 100k Units
The latest Japanese sales charts, compiled and published by gaming bible Famitsu, account for two weeks of data, which is worth pointing out right away. Golden Week was kind to the PS5, however, driving the system to sales just shy of 100k units, specifically 99,938. Sony’s system was, as usual, handily outsold by the Nintendo Switch,...
Mini Review Another Fisherman's Tale (PSVR2) - A Charming VR Sequel to a Charming VR Game
A whale of a tale
The first Fisherman’s Tale was a clever puzzler that made use of a recursive lighthouse as the crux of its problem solving. Now, in the sequel, you assume the role of the titular fisherman’s daughter. You have a cluttered basement loaded with some elaborate dioramas. It turns out that when you were a kid, your Dad would use...
News Goodbye Volcano High Delayed Once Again, Now Out 29th August
School's out... one day
Goodbye Volcano High is now at a point where it's had more delays than trailers. Developer KO_OP has pushed the PS5, PS4 game back to 29th August 2023, having originally already delayed it a second time to next month. In a blog post on the team's official website, it's said the studio couldn't meet its June release date...
Mini Review Garden Simulator (PS5) - Grow Your Troubles Away
The grass is greener
Garden Simulator does what it says on the tin. Fed up with the rat race, and with a very pointed reference to the COVID-19 pandemic, the main character has had to work from home for the last few months and is struggling with worsening mental health. They move to their family’s old homestead to revive it and improve their own...
News Google Stadia's Biggest Exclusive GYLT Is Coming to PS5, PS4
The clouds are clearing
Following its closure late last year, Google Stadia’s one remaining major exclusive GYLT is getting a multiformat release. Due out on 6th July for both PS5 and PS4, the gothic horror from RiME developer Tequila Works will see you “embark on a journey where you face your worst fears and are confronted with the emotional...
News Diablo 4 Dev Reconfirms Cosmetic-Only Microtransactions
Live service stuff detailed
Diablo 4 developer Blizzard has spilled a few more beans on the game's live service elements. With the action RPG set to launch on PS5 and PS4 in just under a month, it makes sense for the studio to clarify how things will work once we're in the post-launch period. First up: Blizzard has reiterated that microtransactions...
Rumour Mortal Kombat 1 Is the Next Main Entry on PS5
More details emerge
Update: In a separate story, Jez Cordon from Windows Central corroborates the Mortal Kombat 1 leak, claiming it is indeed a reboot of the series. He goes on to say the game is targeting a release in September 2023, with a character pass bringing fighters like Peacemaker and The Boys' Homelander to the game post-launch. Original...
News The Witcher 3 Patch 4.03 Fixes Autosave Stuttering on PS5, City Frame Rate, Visual Bugs
A new update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, and it promises to fix some very specific issues on PS5. Patch 4.03 aims to finally remove the annoying stutter that occurs when the game is autosaving, while also squashing the graphical bug that makes Geralt's character model flicker in the equipment screen. Hurrah! What's...
News PowerWash Simulator Cleans Up with Over 7 Million Players Since Launch
Making a splash
Developer FuturLab was once known for its slick action series Velocity, but nowadays it's all about PowerWash Simulator. Initially releasing in early access on PC, this chill game about hosing down dirty objects and buildings is now available pretty much everywhere, and it's clearly been a big success. In fact, the game has reached a...
News This Astro Bot Plush Toy Makes Him More Adorable Than Ever
Fangamer is one of the main proprietors of cool video game merch, and it's done it again with its latest plush. Astro Bot, best known as the cutesy robot from Astro's Playroom, has been converted into an adorable (and officially licensed) soft toy, and we want one. Standing at 7.5 inches tall, Astro looks brilliant in plush form...
News Devolver Digital Is Planning Another Deeply Unhinged Gaming Showcase This Summer
Devolver Direct confirmed
While it still stings a little that E3 2023 has been cancelled, the event has been struggling to maintain relevance for several years. Having said that, a fairly modern highlight during that time has been the presence of Devolver Digital. This indie publishing label has been delivering satirical press conferences since...
News Mortal Kombat 12 Teaser Trailer Hints at Series Reboot for PS5
It's almost time
Mortal Kombat 12 is koming – but the twist is that it may not actually be named Mortal Kombat 12 at all! Following on from last week’s space dust teaser, developer NetherRealm has uploaded a short video of a clock counting backwards. As it gets to the 11 and tries to tick towards the 12, time jumps forward all the way to the 1...
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: All Herta Space Station Treasure Chest Locations
It'll only Herta little bit
Looking for all Herta Space Station treasure chest locations in Honkai: Star Rail? Herta Space Station is the first location you'll visit as part of your intergalactic adventure aboard the Astral Express, and it's filled with treasure chests for you to pop open as you explore. On this page, as part of our Honkai: Star...
News Warhammer 40k's DOOM-Style PS5, PS4 Shooter Actually Looks Sick
Boltgun from the blue
Set to release on PS5 and PS4 later this month, Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is DOOM-style 'boomer' shooter — and it actually looks like it could be really good, judging by this new gameplay trailer. The title's nailed those old school graphics, so here's hoping that the gunplay is as slick and satisfying as it appears. "Play a...
News 22 Games Hit PS Plus Extra, Premium Next Week in Big Update
May 2023 service refresh revealed
Sony has today revealed the PS5, PS4, and Classic games coming to PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium for the month of May 2023. Alongside the previously announced Humanity, there are 23 other titles to look forward to. They'll all be up for download and streaming and available to play from Tuesday, 16th May
Guide Best PS5, PS4 Games Like Zelda
Top notch action adventures like The Legend of Zelda
What are the best PS5, PS4 games like Zelda? The Legend of Zelda is a Nintendo series that needs no introduction. It's been around since the NES days, gradually evolving from its 8-bit origins into a fully fledged, 3D, open world epic. Critically acclaimed across the board and adored by fans, it's...
News Oh No, the Bloodborne Remake Rumours Have Returned
Three things are guaranteed in this life: death, taxes, and the perpetual cycle of unsubstantiated Bloodborne remake / remaster rumours. It feels like this one comes around every few months without fail, usually exhumed by industry 'insiders' who don't know what the word 'source' means. And of course, with speculation over an imminent...
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: All Calyx Locations and Rewards
Looking for all Calyx locations and rewards in Honkai: Star Rail? Calyxes are a mechanism in HoYoverse's turnbased RPG which consume Trailblaze Power in return for rewards. You'll need to overcome combat gauntlets to earn said items, and you can choose to take on up to six battles in a row. On this page, as part of our Honkai: Star Rail...
News A Plague Tale: Requiem Treated to 60fps Mode in New PS5 Patch
Available to download now
Asobo Studio has today deployed a surprise PS5 patch for A Plague Tale: Requiem that updates the title with a new 60 frames-per-second Performance Mode. It's available to download now, and updates the game to version 1.005.000. When we reviewed the game at launch last year, the choppy frame rate was one of the few flaws we...
News Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, Skate Both At Least One Year Away from Launch
Earnings report rules them out
PS5 titles Dragon Age: Dreadwolf and Skate won't be releasing any time before April 2024 according to EA's projections for the coming fiscal year. Both games have been omitted from the company's latest earnings report, which shares a look at the announced games EA has planned to launch between April 2023 and March...
News 900+ PS5, PS4 Games on Offer in New Bumper PS Store Sale
Forspoken! Dead Space! Signalis!
Here's a PS Store promotion new to us: Big Games Big Deals. It's live on Sony's marketplace now, and runs through until 24th May 2023 having discounted close to 1,000 PS5, PS4 titles. As the name would suggest, the sale focuses on more noteworthy, AAA titles rather than indie hits. Below you'll find a selection of...
News Hollow Knight: Silksong Delayed Out of Specific 2023 Release Window
Could still launch this year, though
Team Cherry has delayed Hollow Knight: Silksong out of the release window it handed the anticipated 2D title nearly a year ago. Having appeared in Microsoft's June press conference, it was one of the games slated to release within the next 12 months. This will no longer happen, though, as the developer confirms...
News Taste Test Strategy RPG Monster Menu in Free PS5, PS4 Demo
NIS America’s bright and breezy Monster Menu: The Scavenger’s Cookbook is marinating ahead of its 23rd May release date on PS5 and PS4 – but if you can’t wait to take a bite, then you can taste test a free demo on either of Sony’s systems starting from today. Most importantly of all, your progress in the appetiser will...
Rumour Next Assassin's Creed Now Apparently Sneaking into October
Still not officially dated anyway
Assassin’s Creed Mirage, the more traditional stealth title in the long-running series, still hasn’t been officially dated by Ubisoft – but there were reports that the French firm was targeting an August 2023 release date. Now, reliable rumourmonger Tom Henderson says those plans have changed, with the title...
News Insomniac 'Working Hard' to Make Spider-Man 2 Its Best Game Ever
91 Metacritic rating or better then
Of course, Insomniac Games is never going to say it's slacking off Marvel's Spider-Man 2 development and instead opting for rounds of Pool in the staff cafeteria, so a new quote out of narrative director Jon Paquette only means so much. However, should the first-party studio achieve its ambition of making the...
News The Gorgeous Watercolour Indie Title Dordogne Hits PS5, PS4 Next Month
Focus Entertainment is getting into the business of publishing smaller indie games, and if Dordogne is anything to go by, it certainly knows how to pick them. Dated for 13th June 2023 on PS5, PS4, you can check out the beautiful visuals developer UN JE NE SAIS QUOI has put together in the trailer above. Pre-orders are expected...
News Make Sure Arsenal Win the Premier League in FIFA 23 on EA Play
Game comes to EA Play on Tuesday
It looks like Manchester City will (unfortunately) once again win the Premier League this season, but you can at least make sure that doesn't happen in the virtual world. It's been confirmed FIFA 23 will be dropped onto EA Play for PS5, PS4 systems from Tuesday, 16th May 2023, allowing you to access the full game as...
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: Simulated Universe Explained and How to Earn Points
A rewarding roguelite
Looking for the Simulated Universe explained and how to earn Points in Honkai: Star Rail? Simulated Universe is a roguelite-inspired game mode in HoYoverse's turnbased RPG which resets every week and allows you to unlock rewards, including Stellar Jade. On this page, as part of our Honkai: Star Rail guide, we're going to...
News First Saints Row PS5, PS4 Expansion Out Now, New Missions, Guns, Outfits
As detailed by Volition last week, a huge Saints Row patch is now live on PS5 and PS4 along with the game's first major piece of DLC. Named The Heist & The Hazardous, it adds three new story missions in the district of Sunshine Springs, which itself adds more activities and shops for all players for free. The expansion costs...
News Trams, School Buses Coming to Bus Simulator 21 on PS5, PS4
Bus Simulator 21 is getting a massive expansion and a free PS5 upgrade from 16th May, and it’s kickstarting a season of pretty robust post-release support from German developer Astragon. Things get underway as early as next week, with the Ebusco update, which includes three new electric-powered buses, and you can check those out in the...
News New Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Patch Is Out Now, Focuses on Bug Fixes
Get all the patch notes here
Update: The latest Star Wars Jedi: Survivor patch on PS5 is available to download now, updating the game to version number 1.000.004. It's 1.119GB in size, and you can get all the patch notes below. Original story: A second big Star Wars Jedi: Survivor patch will go live on PS5 later today, EA has revealed. This latest...
News Battle Alongside the Autobots in Upgraded PSVR2 Port of Transformers Beyond Reality
Ever wanted to fight alongside Optimus Prime et al? Well now you have the chance, courtesy of Transformers Beyond Reality for PSVR2. Putting in a surprise appearance on the PS Store today, the arcade-inspired first-person shooter has been heavily upgraded for Sony’s cutting-edge tech, making the experience more immersive than ever before...
News Horizon Forbidden West Has Become One of PS5's Best-Selling Games
8.4 million copies sold
As part of a celebratory PlayStation Blog post all about the 20th anniversary of Guerrilla Games, the first-party team has announced Horizon Forbidden West has sold 8.4 million units as of 16th April 2023. This is purely counting all PS5, PS4 sales and does not factor in any downloads from PS Plus Extr
News How Many Betas Does Street Fighter 6 Need? One More, Apparently
Play (again) from 19th to 21st May
Following on from two closed beta tests and a fully-fledged demo, Capcom has confirmed it'll be hosting another Street Fighter 6 beta phase. Over the weekend of the 19th to 21st May 2023, you'll get to play most of the modes the full game ships with on PS5 as eight members of the character roster. Those are Luke,...
Rumour PS Showcase Could Be Around Two Weeks Away
Any day now
Update: The speculation continues, unobstructed, without official confirmation from Sony. Giant Bomb’s Jeff Grubb, who’s been beating the May PS Showcase drum for a fair few months, has nailed down a “week of May 25th” window for the anticipated event. He added: “That timing on PS Showcase is right as of now.” He continued:...
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: How to Earn Trace Materials
A little bit more
Looking for how to earn Trace Materials in Honkai: Star Rail? Trace Materials are a consumable in HoYoverse's juggernaut turnbased RPG, and used as a way to Ascend and level up characters. In order to cope with increasing
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: How to Earn Relic EXP Materials
Power up your pre-loved clothing
Looking for how to earn Relic EXP Materials in Honkai: Star Rail? Relic EXP Materials are a consumable in HoYoverse's hit turnbased RPG, used to upgrade Relics. Relics are one of many ways you can level up
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: How to Earn Light Cone EXP Materials
Looking for how to earn Light Cone EXP Materials in Honkai: Star Rail? Light Cone EXP Materials are a consumable in HoYoverse's huge turnbased RPG, and are used as a way to level up Light Cones. In order to overcome increasing Equilibrium Levels
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: How to Earn Character EXP Materials
Looking for how to earn Character EXP Materials in Honkai: Star Rail? Character EXP Materials are a consumable in HoYoverse's turnbased RPG, and used as a way to level up characters. In order to deal with increasing Equilibrium Levels, you'll want to have a good amount of Character EXP Materials on hand at all ti
PS Store Sales Charts The Last of Us 2 Rides High on HBO Series Success
Look for the light
The best-selling PS4 game on PS Store last month was The Last of Us: Part II, and that's both in North America and Europe. At first it seems quite surprising, but when you consider the enormous success of HBO's TV adaptation — not to mention a heavy discount — it all starts making sense. The remainder of the PS4 charts are...
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: How to Earn Fuel
Fuelling the fire
Looking for how to earn Fuel in Honkai: Star Rail? Fuel is a type of consumable in HoYoverse's turnbased RPG which is used to restore Trailblaze Power, allowing you to complete more activities like Calyxes per day. On this page, as part of our
Reminder Claim 19 Great PS4 Games Before They Leave PS Plus Tomorrow
PS Plus Collection says goodbye
As promised, here's your reminder that tomorrow, on the 9th May 2023, 19 PS4 games will be removed from PS Plus. Or, more specifically, Sony will be dropping the PS Plus Collection. In case you don't know, the PS Plus Collection is a, er, collection of highly rated PS4 games, available to PS Plus Essential, Extra,...
News UK Sales Charts: Hogwarts Legacy Soars Back to Number One Thanks to PS4 Launch
Last-gen version gives it a boost
Hogwarts Legacy has already been selling extremely well with its current-gen versions, and now the game's last-gen release is here to kick things up a gear. WB Games' open world RPG has shot straight back to the top of the UK's physical charts after it finally arrived on PS4, preventing Star Wars Jedi: Survivor from...
Every PSVR2 game available and on the way
Looking for a list of all PSVR2 games? New titles are announced for Sony's headset every day, and we're keeping track of them on this page. As part of our PSVR2 guide, we are going to list all PSVR2 games. If you're looking for specific information on each title, click on the links below to visit individual...
News Rumours About PS5 Exclusive Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, and Castlevania Send the Web Potty
Speculation on social media this weekend suggests Sony may have signed (timed?) console exclusivity agreements with Konami on a trio of titles, including Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, and Silent Hill. We don’t need to speculate about the latter, because a remake of legendary PS2 survival horror Silent Hill 2 was announced by Bloober Team last...
Guide The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom: Can You Play It on PS5, PS4?
Can you play The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on PS5 and PS4? The sequel to the award-winning and highly acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the biggest and best releases of the year, and it's left some pondering whether it'll be playable on Sony's systems. On this page, we're going to answer the question:...
News Mortal Kombat 11 PS5, PS4 Fans Can't Believe the Game's Been Filled with Hogwarts Legacy Ads
Are you enjoying Mortal Kombat 11? Well, maybe you’d like to buy Hogwarts Legacy! That pretty much describes the main menu for NetherRealm Studios’ acclaimed brawler, as it’s been filled with ads for Warner Bros’ other hit game. We’ve never actually seen anything quite like this: as Reddit screenshots show, huge banners for...
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: How to Get More Free Pulls without Paying
Warp the free-to-play way
Looking for how to get more free pulls without paying in Honkai: Star Rail? As a gacha game, HoYoverse's latest will tempt you with microtransactions to unlock the characters you want. Of course, you can make good progress in the game without spending a dime. On this page, as part of our Honkai: Star Rail guide, we're going...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 475
This weekend sees the new King coronated here in the UK, a historic event that'll no doubt give the globe a weird and wonderful impression of what British life isn't like. We're not ones for pomp and ceremony, so we'll be shielding ourselves from the silliness with our PlayStations. Aaron Bayne: I’ll be digging into some more Star...
News Game-Breaking Bug Detected in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, But a Fix Is En Route
Cal, you will be tested
A game-breaking bug has been identified in the recently released Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, which can prevent players from completing the game under some admittedly fairly specific circumstances. Players can submit bug reports for the game over on EA's forums, with a particularly nasty one popping up repeatedly, affecting...
News Social Golfer Walkabout Mini Golf Comes Highly Recommended on PSVR2
The genuine article
Walkabout Mini Golf is coming to PSVR2 on 11th May, bringing all the best aspects of the mini golf experience to a fantastic virtual world (bound by realistic physics), and it looks like a real hole-in-one. You can play alone or with up to eight people, and there are 16 courses across two difficulties (with 18 holes for each...
News Hogwarts Legacy's PS5 Sales Are Magical, and It's Out Now on PS4 Too
15 million points to Warner Bros
Hogwarts Legacy has hit another major sales milestone, and it's a nice round one, too: the open-world wizarding RPG has surpassed 15 million sales across all platforms, grossing $1 billion in the process, making it Warner Bros' biggest game launch to date. Sales figures were announced on 31st March, the end of the...
News Confusion as Persona 5 Returns to PS Plus Collection in Some Regions
Like a Phantom Thief
Update: Based on what we can see, Persona 5 has now returned to the PlayStation Plus Collection in North America as well. There's no sign of it in Europe yet, however. Original Story: It seem as though Persona 5 — that's the base game, not to be confused with Persona 5 Royal — has found its way back to the PS Plus...
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: How to Earn Undying Starlight
Cashback for lucky Warpers
Looking for how to earn Undying Starlight in Honkai: Star Rail? Undying Starlight is a currency accrued in HoYoverse's turnbased RPG when you pull on banners, or Warp as it's known in the game. You can spend it in the in-game store on Sta
Guide Honkai: Star Rail: How to Earn Undying Embers
Through the fire and the flames
Looking for how to earn Undying Embers in Honkai: Star Rail? Undying Embers are a currency accrued in HoYoverse's turnbased RPG when you pull on banners, or Warp as it's known in the game. They can be spent in the in-game store on Star Rail Passes and
Soapbox PS Plus Might Be Gaming's Best Subscription Service Now
Liam's a happy member
While Sammy doesn't see subscription services becoming the industry standard in the future, I at least think PS Plus is the best one you could be a member of right now. Following a long and impressive streak of monthly updates, I believe what Sony is doing with its three-tiered setup just about edges the offerings of
Poll What Review Score Would You Give Star Wars Jedi: Survivor?
It's been a week since the release of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on PS5. The action adventure certainly seems to have struck a chord with gamers in general, although there is ongoing debate regarding the game's technical state, which is being improved bit by bit via updates. There's something great at Survivor's core, though. We gave it an...
All the best games on every PlayStation
What are the best PlayStation games? Well, this is a huge question; countless video games have been released across all of Sony's consoles, so picking just a handful of the very best is a tall order. Fortunately, we have plenty of guides that may help. If you're looking for the very best games you can play on...
News Fortnite Is Now Officially an Olympic eSport
Dab with an Olympic medal around your neck
Parents no longer have a leg to stand on when telling their kids to get off Fortnite because it's now become a legitimate way to earn an Olympic gold medal. The International Olympic Committee has today announced the Battle Royale game will be a part of its Olympic Esports Week next month, held in Singapore...
Guide Best Fighting Games on PS5
The best PS5 fighting games ranked and rated
What are the best fighting games on PS5? If you're looking for some challenging battles that'll really test your limits, fighting games take that to the extreme. It's a genre that has a reputation for being difficult to penetrate, with a hardcore community and large esports scene making these titles seem...
News Pixel Ripped 1978 Will Be a PSVR2 Must Play for Retro Gamers
Work for Atari and break the fourth wall
Pixel Ripped 1978 is conceptually so awesome because it’s marrying contemporary technology like PSVR2 with retro nostalgia. The game, for those who missed the announcement, sees you assume the role of an Atari employee in the late 70s, where you’re tasked with working on some of the iconic publisher’s...
News PS Stars Adds Legendary BD-1 to Celebrate Star Wars Day
And it's easy to unlock
PS Stars has, to our knowledge, received its first Legendary reward in the form of BD-1. Part of a special Star Wars Day campaign, you’ll have until 1st July, 2023 to boot up Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on your PS5 to earn the digital collectible. Obviously, you can’t display these virtual trinkets on your new-gen console...
News Final Fantasy 16 Refused Classification in Saudia Arabia
Square Enix "unwilling" to make necessary changes
Final Fantasy XVI will not be released in the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia, with the nation's official rating board (the General Commission for Audiovisual Media) refusing the eagerly-anticipated title classification. Apparently, this was due to publisher Square Enix's refusal to modify content for the...
News Hogwarts Legacy's Arachnophobia Mode Magics Scary Spiders into Cuddly Critters
Nothing on roller skates has ever been scary
Hogwarts Legacy's latest update added (amongst other things) a new accessibility option called Arachnophobia Mode, which changes the game's many spider enemies from nightmarish, multi-limbed monstrosities into cuter, more aesthetically pleasing critters, as YouTuber WizardPhD demonstrates (above)...
News PS Plus Subs Get All Characters Free in Overlooked New PS5, PS4 Game
Here's a concept that works
In a move that feels like it's going to be a thing moving forward, players of free-to-play footbrawler Omega Strikers will have access to all playable characters immediately, provided they have an active PS Plus subscription. Omega Strikers is a 3v3 online multiplayer game (available on PS5, coming to PS4) in which teams...
News Naughty Dog's Seminal Survival Horror The Last of Us Inducted into World Video Game Hall of Fame
Another accolade under the belt
Naughty Dog was already an award-winning studio, many times over, in fact, but Sony's shiniest first-party studio has another feather to put in its proverbial cap: The Last of Us has officially been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. Previous titles honoured have included Age of Empires, Angry Birds,...
News Despite Being Bought by Sony, Bungie Increases Destiny 2's Season Pass Pricing
Even the freshly minted Bungie, acquired by Sony for over $3 billion, is feeling the economic pinch it appears. Buried among a frankly frightening deluge of information, the legendary developer revealed that it’ll be bumping the price of its Season Passes moving forwards. Beginning with Season 21, you’ll have to pay 1,200...
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