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  • Guide New PS4 Games This Week (28th September to 4th October)

    Crash Bandicoot! Star Wars! Genshin Impact!

    What new PS4 games are releasing in physical retailers and as part of the PlayStation Store update this week? It's about time we got a new Crash Bandicoot sequel, and that's the headline title this time. For a full list of all new PS4 game release dates in 2020, click through the link. New PS4 Games This...

  • Guide Best PS4 Sports Games

    The best sports games on the PlayStation 4

    What are the best PS4 sports games? Whether you’re a die-hard footie aficionado or a casual basketball watcher, there’s no question that sports games are among the most popular on consoles these days. Whether it’s hardcore simulations or more arcade-like adaptations, we’ve compiled the best sports...

  • News The Last of Us Day Marked with a Clutch of GIFs

    The Meme of Us

    Naughty Dog’s celebrations for The Last of Us Day get bigger and better every year, and despite a coronavirus-inflicted name change, 2020 is no different. Fresh from yesterday’s selection of pre-announcements, the world-class developer has followed up with a

  • Soapbox The Week After PS5's Showcase, Sony Told Us Nothing About Its Next-Gen Console

    And it's getting boring now

    Sony’s big PlayStation 5 Showcase Event was an entertaining watch from a software perspective last week, but we said at the time that it’d need to kickstart a flow of constant communication from the Japanese giant. I’d expected it to take the momentum from its livestream into this week, as it utilised the remaining...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 343

    And breathe

    It’s been a pretty – how shall we put this? – tense week, hasn’t it? Between the whole Bethesda buyout, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered mishaps, and general mood online, we’re all due a bit of downtime. What are you playing this weekend? Sammy Barker, Editor: I wanted to finally beat Grand Theft Auto V over the next week or...

  • Talking Point What Free October 2020 PS Plus Games Are You Hoping For?

    Subscriber hype

    What’s the October 2020 PlayStation Plus lineup? When will the free October 2020 PS Plus games be announced? September 2020's PS Plus lineup was met with a mixed response, as many felt there was too much of an emphasis on multiplayer with the addition of both Street Fighter V and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Regardless, it added...

  • News Maybe Don't Get Your Hopes Up for Future Bethesda Games on PS5

    Phil Spencer goes into more detail

    Microsoft has acquired Bethesda, casting doubt over whether the publisher’s future games will release on PlayStation platforms. This is a contentious topic right now: some feel that with a $7.5 billion buyout fee, Microsoft simply won’t make its money back without releasing on Sony’s system as well. But the...

  • Guide New PS4 Games This Week (21st September to 27th September)

    13 Sentinels! Mafia! Tennis World Tour 2!

    What new PS4 games are releasing in physical retailers and as part of the PlayStation Store update this week? It's a decent week for new releases, with the highly recommended 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim and the hotly anticipated Mafia: Definitive Edition part of the selection. For a full list of all new PS4 game...

  • News PlayStation Girl Pokes Fun at PS5 Pre-Order Scramble

    Sell out

    Securing a PS5 pre-order has proved particularly problematic for some gamers, and PlayStation Girl is here to illustrate the struggle. In the embedded comedy sketch, the personified next-gen platform flaunts all of her new features, while her predecessor is forced to sit and watch. Unfortunately, actually obtaining the new console turns out...

  • News Football Manager 2021 Is Not on PS5, PS4 Because Sony Didn't Send Devkits

    Red card

    Soccer spreadsheet sim Football Manager 2021 will launch on Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X, and Xbox One this holiday, but both the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 will be left on the bench. Asked why Sony’s systems have been excluded, Sports Interactive boss Miles Jacobson explained that it’s because the Japanese giant failed to...

  • News Sony Launches SIE Blog for Behind-the-Scenes Insight into PlayStation

    Corporate puff pieces

    Sony has launched a new SIE-themed blog page to accompany its existing PlayStation Blog. The corporate website aims to provide readers with a “view into the company behind PlayStation”. The first post explains: “We’ll share the latest company news, stories about the people behind the products and experiences you love,...

  • News Gamers Will Happily Pay $70 for PS5 Games, Argues Analyst

    Market demand is market demand

    The rise in PlayStation 5 game prices has been a sticky topic since it was announced, but NPD’s Mat Piscatella has argued that gamers will “happily pay” the boosted price point. Speaking as part of the Virtual Economy podcast, the analyst argued that he believes the increase can be ascribed to market demand, as...

  • News Transformers: Battlegrounds Is XCOM with Autobots, Rolling Out 23rd October

    Megatron must be stopped

    Transformers: Battlegrounds will consume an energon cube and roll out to the PlayStation 4 from 23rd October, a new trailer has revealed. The tactical title – which seems heavily inspired by the likes of XCOM and Advance Wars – will see you battling it out with dastardly Decepticons in turn-based skirmishes. There’ll...

  • News This Could Be the First PS5 Compatible SSD

    Storage space

    Samsung has announced its new uber-fast SSD hard drive, and it could be the first that Sony whitelists for use in the PlayStation 5. As expected, it’s not cheap: 250GB will cost you $89.99, 500GB will retail for $149.99, and 1TB will set you back $229.99. Compared to the $219.99 cost of the Xbox Series X’s expandable storage, this...

  • Reaction Spider-Man PS5 Debacle Shows Sony Is Out of Touch

    Read the room

    You know you’ve done goofed when you’d get a better response by not doing anything at all. Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, the PlayStation 5 re-release of 2018’s open world smash hit, has been handled atrociously by Sony – and it’s emblematic of a disastrous week for the Japanese giant, that’s seen it scramble from one...

  • Review Tennis World Tour 2 - A Winner

    Match point

    Tennis games tend to be a lot of fun, but even the best ones struggle to capture the intricacy of the sport. In franchises like Virtua Tennis, the emphasis is on baseline rallies rather than pin-point ball placement, and so matches devolve into a battle of attrition as players slug it out from left-to-right until the angles no longer...

  • Guide All PS5 First-Party Exclusives

    Every PlayStation 5 exclusive announced

    Looking for a full list of all PS5 first-party exclusives? PlayStation 5 will once again see Sony’s pool of talented Worldwide Studios and external partners tasked with creating unique experiences exclusively for the next-gen console. As part of our PS5 guide, we’re going to list all PS5 first-party...

  • News PS Plus Members Can Score Free Bonus Content in Rocket League

    Nice shot

    As with most free-to-play games on the PlayStation 4, there’s a complimentary content drop for Rocket League now that it’s shed its asking fee. The exclusive add-on for members includes: Blue Notch Wheels, Blue Smoke Boost, Blue Rocks Trail, and the Trimpact BL Player Banner. You can claim it through here, assuming you have an active...

  • News Game Companies 'Really Excited' for New Announcements at The Game Awards 2020

    All aboard the hype train

    Despite the complications of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, there’ll be big new game reveals at The Game Awards 2020. Scheduled to stream around the world on 12th December, host Geoff Keighley explained that major publishers urged him to go ahead with the event – and have pledged big content reveals for the showcase...

  • News Microsoft Ponders More Video Game Company Acquisitions

    It'll all end in tears

    Microsoft has bottomless pockets, and in the aftermath of its Bethesda acquisition, it looks to be reaching deep. The worry, of course, is that things could escalate both dramatically and rapidly – with other publishers potentially purchased by giants like Google, Tencent, Apple, and the aforementioned Redmond juggernaut...

  • Guide How to Get PS5 Pre-Orders Notifications

    Get instant PlayStation 5 stock updates

    How can you get PS5 pre-orders notifications the moment Sony’s next-gen system receives new stock allocations? Sitting around refreshing retailer websites is not practical and not convenient, so you may be looking for a solution that will ensure you’re notified the moment new PlayStation 5 consoles are...

  • Guide PS5 Guide: Ultimate PlayStation 5 Resource

    A complete guide to PlayStation 5

    PS5, or PlayStation 5 as it's fully named, is Sony's fifth home console. It's the successor to the PS4, which released in November 2013. The manufacturer has announced a PS5 release date, with the system deploying first on 12th November in selected regions. The company has also confirmed a

  • News Tweet Allegedly Sent from PS5 Goes Viral

    Starved for news

    Sony’s retreated to its underground lair following last week’s mammoth PlayStation 5 reveal, which has left fans starved for news on the next-gen system once more. Fortunately, when the platform holder’s not willing to speak, the community is able to build its own hype – like this tweet which has gone viral this week...

  • News Looks Like Assassin's Creed Valhalla Will Be 60FPS, 4K on PS5

    Top of the line

    There’s no real huge surprise here, but it looks like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will run at 60 frames-per-second in 4K on the PlayStation 5, as was also confirmed for Xbox Series X previously. Word comes courtesy of a article, where it’s also mentioned that the release will leverage the Sony console’s SSD for...