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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 269

    Day one

    Remember that brief Easter heat wave we had? Yeah, it’s long gone now – replaced by wind, rain, and the opposite of SEGA blue skies. Still, at least now you have a good excuse to stay home and play some video games, right? Here’s what we’re playing. Sammy Barker, Editor: Despite wrapping up the review this week, I’m still...

  • News Kansas City Quarterback Patrick Mahomes Fronts Madden NFL 20

    New campaign mode sees you become a franchise's face

    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and no-look pass master Patrick Mahomes will front Madden NFL 20, which is due out 2nd August. The headline new feature this year is the Face of the Franchise: QB1 Career Campaign, which will see you working your way through college, before facing the draft and...

  • Review Days Gone - Open World Comfort Food with a Survival Horror Spin

    Decent St. John

    The world comes for you is an incredibly apt slogan for Bend Studio’s apocalyptic sandbox. The latest in a long line of Sony-published story-driven exclusives, Days Gone doesn’t quite have the character of a Game of the Year contender like God of War, but it’s just about imaginative enough to set itself apart from the many open...

  • Guide Days Gone - How to Knock Down 12 Anarchist Cairns

    Go kick rocks

    How do you knock down 12 anarchist cairns in Days Gone? One of the collectible types in Days Gone will see you knocking down 12 anarchist cairns, which are represented in the open world as small bundles of stones. To knock them down, you must simply push the square button to trigger an animation. Kicking them all down unlocks the...

  • Guide Days Gone - Where to Find Scrap, Ammo, Fuel, and Med Kits

    Locations for all essential resources

    Where can you find scrap, ammo, fuel, med kits, and other essential resources in Days Gone? As an apocalyptic open worlder, you’re going to spend a lot of time in the Oregon outback hunting for supplies. Fail to adequately prepare for each encounter, and Deacon St. John will find himself Freaker fodder fairly...

  • News March 2019 NPD: MLB The Show 19 Sets a Genre Sales Record

    The Division 2, Sekiro start strong

    It was a March 2019 of hardware dominance in the United States for the Nintendo Switch, as the ageing PlayStation 4 and Xbox One continue their natural downturn ahead of the new generation. Overall industry spend for the month was down 11 per cent year-over-year, with hardware seeing the most significant decline...

  • News Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 Fakes Begin to Emerge

    But Activision is showing off the game

    Activision is apparently showing press (or so-called “influencers”, at the very least) a new Call of Duty game behind closed doors right now. That would imply that a reveal is right around the corner, and it’s usually May when we get word. Of course, everyone and his Call of Duty: Ghosts dog expects...

  • News Days Gone Has Some Seriously Impressive Snow

    Winter wonders

    There’s plenty to be excited about in Days Gone, but its snow simulation may just be the most realistic ever. On the surface, there’s not much to this video: it consists of six minutes of Deacon St. John standing out in the cold. But if you let it play, you’ll notice how the scene gradually begins to change, as snow sticks to...

  • News Sony's Flogging Days Gone Harder Than a Freaker Who Keeps Getting Back Up

    Alive and kicking

    Days Gone has been the apple of Sony’s eye for a good six months now, and the publisher continues to find new ways to create promotional videos ahead of launch. This latest clip is billed as a gameplay trailer, but in essence it’s 30 seconds of YouTube pre-roll designed to push pre-orders as the title shuffles agonisingly close...

  • News God of War's Getting Its Own Full-Length Documentary Soon

    And you can watch for free

    Do you remember the original God of War trilogy shipped with a bunch of behind-the-scenes videos that you could watch once you completed the game? We were a little bit disappointed they never made it into last year’s critically acclaimed soft-reboot, but PlayStation’s gone one better: it’s shot a full-length...

  • News Spider-Man Uses Your PS4's Internal Clock for a Nifty Easter Egg

    How about Shabbat

    Ever spotted the Jewish NPCs out-and-about while swinging through New York City in Marvel’s Spider-Man? Well, one thing’s for sure, you won’t have seen them anywhere on Saturday, as the exclusive uses your PlayStation 4’s internal clock to give the characters their day of rest during Shabbat. The tidbit was confirmed by...

  • Rumour Mortal Kombat 11's Entire DLC Roster May Have Leaked

    Spoilers, obviously

    Mortal Kombat 11 is not out until next week, but some lucky street fighters have already got their fists on the sequel. Naturally, this means that publisher Warner Bros is currently fighting fires trying to keep a lid on leaks – but it’s not having much success. In fact, a hacked version of the Nintendo Switch edition means...

  • News Insiders Claim That Next Xbox Is More Advanced Than PS5

    It begins

    Sony officially unveiled the first details regarding the PlayStation 5 this week, catching the industry somewhat by surprise in the process. Many had expected Microsoft to move first at E3 2019 in a few weeks, but it seems the Japanese giant had other ideas. Of course, Xbox chief Phil Spencer alluded in Los Angeles last year that it will...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 268

    Easter activities

    The weather is sublime this Easter weekend – although not great for scoffing chocolate, we must admit. Nevertheless, if the sun’s already burning your eyes, may we recommend an afternoon indoors playing games? Here’s what we’re up to. Stephen Tailby, Associate Editor: I’ve been thoroughly enjoying Dreams Early Access,...

  • News Cel-Shaded Shooter XIII Returns 13th November on PS4

    Lucky number

    We can’t help but feel old when we consider there's an entire generation of gamers who haven’t seen PlayStation 2 copies of XIII in a GAME bargain bin. But with the cel-shaded shooter now being over 15 years old, there will be kids sitting their GCSEs this summer who are younger than the artistically inspired FPS. For those of you...

  • News Car Mechanic Simulator Buffed Up for PS4 from 25th June

    In tune

    Ever wanted to unleash your inner-grease monkey – without, y’know, the grease? Car Mechanic Simulator is coming to the PlayStation 4 from 25th June, allowing you to find, repair, paint, tune, and sell a sizeable selection of motors. “With each mission offering its own unique criteria, varying difficulty, and time constraints to meet,...

  • Reaction Sony's Surprise PS5 Reveal Was a Stroke of Genius

    Shock and awe

    We’ve been here before, haven’t we? I remember the halcyon days of 2013, when a less jaded Sammy and a much smaller Push Square quivered with anticipation as Sony announced the PlayStation Meeting which would later play host to the PlayStation 4. The event was revealed days after a cunning Kaz Hirai had told a business broadsheet...

  • News PS5's Price Will Be 'Appealing to Gamers', Says Cerny

    But what does that mean?

    There’s no question that the PlayStation 5 sounds incredible, but considering its impressive roster of features, it also sounds pretty pricey. As you probably already know, SSD drives don’t exactly come cheap – and nor does

  • News PS Move Poised to Persist into PS5 Generation


    If you went back to 2010 and told us that the PlayStation Move would not only be relevant ten years later but actually sought after, we’d have spat in your Vanilla Coca-Cola. Sony’s illuminating wands were seen as the losers of the motion control war, beaten out by the vastly more popular Nintendo Wii and Xbox Kinect. But while those...

  • News Days Gone Will Eat a Whopping Portion of Your PS4's Hard Drive

    Freakin' huge

    Days Gone is a monster in pretty much every sense of the word, with the title taking up an outstanding 67GB of hard drive space. This is the full size of the title once its day one patch has been installed, which itself is around 20GB. Considering the sheer amount of pre-rendered video that’s in the game, it’s not an enormous...

  • Round Up Everything We Know About PS5 So Far

    All of the next-gen headlines

    Sony took the entire industry by surprise today, effectively announcing the PlayStation 5 as part of a Wired exclusive on an otherwise ordinary Tuesday afternoon. The super-charged console, which is promising revolution rather than evolution, has been built using the same blueprints as the PlayStation 4 – meaning that...

  • News Sony Wants to Give Devs Time to Adjust to PS5's Capabilities

    Studios already have devkits

    Sony surprisingly announced the official existence of the PlayStation 5 today, outlining various details about the next-gen console. And tucked away in Wired’s article is confirmation that developers already have access to the device – and that the company is ramping up the deployment of devkits in order to ensure...

  • News Sony's Censorship Guidelines Tackle Sexually Explicit Depictions of Underage Characters

    Company concerned about global reputation

    As has been obvious for some time, Sony is cracking down on sexually explicit material as it pertains to questionably aged characters. While the specifics of its regulations remain underwraps, a Wall Street Journal report on the recently introduced policy reveals that the Japanese company has become...

  • News Is Capcom Teasing a Resident Evil 3 Remake?

    A new Nemesis

    Resident Evil 2 is one of the best games of the year, and it’s left fans of the franchise begging publisher Capcom for a remake of the third game in the series. Of course, there’s no definitive proof of that just yet – but a seemingly innocuous tweet from the horror franchise’s official Twitter account has certainly set the...