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May2019

April2019

  • Poll Did You Buy Days Gone? And Are You Enjoying It?

    Get your freak on

    Come on, you knew this was going to be a poll sooner or later. With Days Gone launching last week on PlayStation 4, we're here to ask if you bought Sony's latest exclusive. While critic reviews haven't been stellar, we're still seeing a lot of positive buzz surround the game on social media and across various forums. We've also...

  • News Days Gone's 1.06 Patch Is Reportedly Crashing Some PS4s

    Some can't reach the main menu

    Days Gone's 1.06 patch has just been made available on PS4, with the simple note of "Bug fixes". However, it may have done more harm than good as multiple users on Reddit are reporting multiple system crashes after downloading the update. While it doesn't seem to be affecting everyone, a handful of players have...

  • News Days Gone's Physical Launch the Largest of the Year in UK

    Bigger than Resident Evil, Kingdom Hearts, and The Division

    Physical sales of Days Gone are larger than any other game released this year in the UK, according to Eurogamer.net. Despite launching on a Friday and being a brand new intellectual property from a studio making its PlayStation 4 debut, the adventures of Deacon St. John have managed to...

  • News Days Gone Patch 1.05 Improves Performance and Squashes Bugs

    A horde of fixes

    Days Gone finally arrived last week, and while we rather like Bend Studio's action survival game, it's fair to say the PlayStation 4 exclusive has its share of technical issues. Open world titles tend to fall down in this area, and this is the studio's first crack at a home console release for some time. Still, it'd be nice to have...

  • Guide Days Gone - Tips and Tricks for Beginners

    Hints for surviving a deadly open world

    Days Gone features a harsh apocalyptic open world, and you’re going to need help if you hope to stay alive. In this guide, we’re going to share some tips and tricks which should prevent you from becoming Freaker food. Whether it’s managing your bike or scavenging the right resources, here’s everything...

  • News Sucker Punch Posts Some Sweet Ghost of Tsushima and Days Gone Crossover Art

    Bring on the freakers

    Don't you just love this trend of game developers posting cool crossover art to help celebrate the work of their pals? This time, we've got inFAMOUS developer Sucker Punch throwing out a Ghost of Tsushima and Days Gone mashup over on Twitter. It shows the former's main character, Jin, standing back to back with the latter's...

  • 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 Days Gone Details Free Post-Launch DLC, Including Challenges and New Difficulty Mode

    Multiple content drops coming in June

    Days Gone is only two days away from release now, meaning some of your pre-orders are likely being prepared for dispatch. The base game you receive on 26th April isn't the be all and end all of the Sony Bend experience though, as multiple free content drops are set to extend the life of the game past launch and...

  • Guide Days Gone FAQ - Everything You Need to Know

    All your questions answered

    Days Gone is the ambitious action game from Sony Bend, and it's heading to PS4 very soon. As preparation is key to surviving in a post-apocalyptic world, we've put together this FAQ in order to answer any lingering questions you may have about this upcoming title. While the game is still a few months away, plenty of...

  • News Days Gone Pre-Load Is Available Now on PS4

    Two days to go(ne)

    Days Gone is fast approaching. We've now only a couple of days to wait until Bend Studio's ambitious open world survival game is released, and it feels like enthusiasm for the PlayStation 4 exclusive has been on an upswing. For those that have the title pre-ordered via PlayStation Store, good news: you can now pre-load it onto...

  • 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 Days Gone Counts Down to Launch with Free Theme and Avatar Pack in the US

    No freebies for EU accounts

    We'll all be playing Days Gone in exactly a week's time, and Sony is counting down to that fact with a free theme and avatar pack. This is a gift that is currently only available overseas in the US and Canada, meaning that those residing in Europe and the UK, such as ourselves, are out of luck. Follow this link and...

  • 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...

  • Feature Days Gone PS4 Reviews Will Rev Up a Day Prior to Launch

    When does the Days Gone review embargo lift?

    It’s been a long wait, but Sony Bend will finally make its PlayStation 4 debut with Days Gone later this month – and we can confirm that we’ve already spent a good 10 hours on the back of protagonist Deacon St John’s bike. While we can’t share any impressions from the final build just yet, you...

  • News See a Few More Minutes of Days Gone PS4 Pro Gameplay in New Video

    And learn some facts too

    It's April already, which means we can say that Days Gone is out this month. The year sure is flying by, isn't it? Bend Studio's open world survival game has come on leaps and bounds since we first laid eyes on it, and in this latest footage courtesy of PlayStation Access, it's looking pretty impressive. We also learn a...

  • News Days Gone Ad Questions Who the One Bullet Is For

    The strong, the weak, or the helpless?

    It looks like the final marketing push prior to release for Days Gone is in full swing as Sony releases one more advertisement for the zombie shooter launching at the end of this month. Viewable above, the ad questions who protagonist Deacon St. John's final bullet is for. The strong, the weak, or the...

March2019

February2019

January2019

  • News Days Gone's Amazon UK Exclusive Steelbook Looks Sexy

    Dead good

    Days Gone’s latest batch of trailers have really renewed interest in the long-awaited PlayStation 4 exclusive, so it’s probably a good time for Amazon UK to reveal its exclusive steelbook case. The crimson red box includes a silhouette of protagonist Deacon St. John, as well as the game’s logo faded over the top. Here’s a better...

  • News New Days Gone Video Highlights the Importance of Your Drifter Bike

    Riding the broken road

    From the moment Days Gone was announced, Deacon's motorbike was highlighted as an important part of the gameplay. It's your only means of transportation in the hostile open world, so you're going to want to take good care of it. In the latest trailer for the PS4 exclusive, we learn a little more about how to do this...

  • News Days Gone Puts a Frightening Number of Freakers on Screen

    More than 300 is considered small

    Here’s a Days Gone demo played by a member of Sony Bend’s development team, as protagonist Deacon St. John is tasked with taking out a gigantic horde of the undead – or Freakers, as they’re known in the title’s lore. This is an old build – the same as the one shown to Game Informer earlier in the year...

  • News Days Gone PS4 Pre-Order Bonuses and Special Editions Detailed

    Extras, extras

    We haven't heard all that much about Days Gone since Game Informer's gameplay blowout, so it's about time Sony started talking about its upcoming PS4 exclusive. Not only have we been treated to a decent new trailer for the game, but Sony has gone through all the pre-order details

  • News Days Gone Gets the Rockstar Trailer Treatment with Open World Overview

    You're not a tourist

    And just like that, the Days Gone marketing machine has snapped into life. Sony’s released the first of a series of Rockstar-esque overview trailers, with this initial instalment exploring the open world. The clip showcases the various districts you’ll encounter in the game, from dense forests to icy rivers and everything in...

December2018

  • News Days Gone Multiplayer Was Pitched, But Sony Said No

    Single player only

    Days Gone is a single player open world game, and like so many of Sony’s exclusive games, it has a huge focus on storytelling. But speaking with GamesBeat, the CEO of World War Z developer Saber Interactive has revealed that his company actually pitched a multiplayer mode for the Bend Studio title, which it ultimately rejected...

November2018

  • News Days Gone PS4 Box Art Depicts a Desperate, Deadly World

    The world will come for you

    In the age of ‘Angry White Man Walking Away from the Camera Clutching a Pistol’, we kinda like this Days Gone cover, which is a little bit different. It’s based on the key art that developer Sony Bend released earlier in the year, and shows elaborately named protagonist Deacon St. John propped up by his motorcycle,...

October2018

  • News Days Gone Delayed to Avoid Horde of New Releases on PS4

    Even more days gone

    February 2019 is absolutely rammed with games. Dead or Alive 6, ANTHEM, Metro: Exodus, and DiRT Rally 2.0 are all very close together, and until recently, Sony Bend's open world survival action game Days Gone was among them. While it would've probably held up against the competition, the publisher has decided to delay Deacon's...

September2018

  • News Days Gone Dev Says Infected Rather Than Traditional Zombies Makes a Huge Difference

    Fighting the horde

    Deacon St. John has his work cut out in Days Gone. The world Sony's Bend Studio is crafting contains thousands of infected baddies, and they're all out for blood. Speaking with Official PlayStation Magazine, the game's director John Garvin explained that having this type of enemy rather than regular, shuffling zombies makes a...

  • News Days Gone Will Be Playable at Brazil Game Show, EGX Berlin, and TGS 2018

    Exclusive's on the road

    Sony’s beginning to take apocalyptic adventure Days Gone on tour, as the PlayStation 4 exclusive will be playable at EGX Berlin and Tokyo Game Show 2018 this month, as well as the Brazil Game Show in October. Obviously the title was originally intended to release this year, but it was delayed due

  • News Days Gone Key Art Mixes Tranquillity with Terror

    Time to run

    Everyone knows that the best way to do horror is to mix idyllic scenery with deadly enemies, and Days Gone is doing exactly that in its key art. The image shows protagonist Deacon St John in the centre, chilling out next to his motorcycle, as the sprawling Oregon countryside surrounds him. But lying in front of him are three dead bodies,...

  • News Days Gone Deals with the Undead in Japanese Trailer

    Freakin' freakers

    Days Gone may not have the intense enthusiasm of Death Stranding or The Last of Us: Part II behind it, but it’s still a big game for Sony – and a huge project for Syphon Filter developer Bend Studio. As such, the title was put under the spotlight during a Japanese livestream earlier today, and while the trailer consisted of...

August2018

  • News Deacon Dispatches the Undead in Days Gone PS4 Screens

    What a Saint

    Sony Bend has uploaded some new screenshots of Days Gone to its official website, and the title is looking pretty tasty as it edges closer to launch. The images mostly focus on protagonist Deacon St. John laying waste to Freakers, but there are also shots of him riding his hog and just generally running around. Our guess is that this...

  • News Days Gone Uses Realism to Up the Sense of Tension

    Any mechanics out there?

    The more we hear about Days Gone, the more Sony Bend seems to be leaning into the concept of survival. In this new video, directors John Garvin and Jeff Ross talk about realism, and how it helps set the title apart. For example, you’re going to need to fuel and repair your bike if you want to get about; fail to do so, and...

June2018

  • E3 2018 The World Comes for You in Days Gone's Sandbox

    Survival horror

    Sony’s been showing off Days Gone at E3 2018, and it’s looking like a fun apocalyptic playground to mess around in. The developer’s really talking up the sandbox aspect to this title, which means you have the freedom to approach missions any way you want to. You can go in stealth, for example, or all guns blazing – you can...

  • Talking Point Does Days Gone Need a New Release Date Already?

    ANTHEM invades the party

    You’ve got to feel for Sony Bend sometimes. The studio can’t ever seem to catch a break with Days Gone, but in the wake of a positive Game Informer cover story campaign and a decent release date reveal earlier this week, everything was looking good for the PlayStation 4 exclusive. And then ANTHEM just announced that...

  • E3 2018 PS4 Exclusive Days Gone Saddles Up on 22nd February

    Biker grove

    Days Gone is revving up its engine ahead of a 22nd February release. Sony confirmed the date as part of its pre-E3 2018 countdown show minutes ago, alongside a new trailer which showcases a ton of new footage – including some terrifying infected animals. Will you be surviving the harsh post-apocalyptic wilderness next year? Wear your...

May2018

  • News Days Gone Pushing PS4 to Its Limits, Says Sony Bend

    Wants to be best in class

    Days Gone is undoubtedly a looker, but on a console with titles like God of War and Horizon: Zero Dawn, it’s perhaps not the prettiest product in the pipeline. Of course, there’s much more going on behind-the-scenes in Sony Bend’s open world apocalypse, and speaking as part of Game Informer’s month-long coverage,...

  • News Watch Deacon Take on the Horde in New Days Gone PS4 Gameplay

    Don't panic

    Sony debuted Days Gone at E3 2016 with an impressive gameplay demo that showed protagonist Deacon running for his life from a massive wave of Freakers. As part of Game Informer's ongoing coverage of the PS4 exclusive, a few of the staff took turns at attempting to take down a horde of 300 enemies. It's an entertaining watch, and it...

  • News Days Gone Devs Aiming to Combine Open World Design with 'Uncharted' Style Storytelling

    Ambitious

    As part of Game Informer's current coverage of Sony Bend's 2019 PS4 exclusive, Days Gone, the publication has posted a new article highlighting some aspects of the game that differentiate it from other open world titles. There's a good amount of information to be found here, but perhaps most interesting is the fact that the developer is...

  • News Why Not Watch Another 40 Minutes of Days Gone?

    Freaker frenzy

    We’ve established at this point that Sony Bend really doesn’t give a hoot about maintaining long established AAA game promotion standards, so here’s another 40 minutes of Days Gone footage for you. If you missed yesterday’s video, then you can also catch the opening hour from the game through here. Like, all of it. This is...

  • Poll Are You Sold on Days Gone Yet?

    Zombified

    This week's Friday poll basically writes itself, doesn't it? Days Gone has entered our lives in a big way this week, as extensive Game Informer coverage has spotlighted Sony Bend's upcoming open world adventure. The question is: do you like what you see? Now, it's not as if Days Gone has been kept under wraps all this time. It's been...

  • News Days Gone Won't Have An Easy Mode or Any Other Difficulty Options

    Welcome to the apocalypse

    During Game Informer's exclusive one hour demo of Days Gone, the publication asks whether the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive will feature any difficulty settings. As we all know, a lot of games these days offer easy modes for players who may just want to enjoy a story, or super hard modes that are designed to...

  • News You Can Watch the Entire Opening Hour of Days Gone Now

    If you want to

    Well, this is different. Developers typically keep their games underwraps right until launch, but Sony Bend has opted to share the opening hour of Days Gone with Game Informer. And you can watch it. In its entirety. Right now. Note that this is an alpha build –

  • News Sony Bend Doubles Down on Days Gone Release Window

    Look for it early next year

    Days Gone will release in early 2019, according to developer Sony Bend. The title was originally due out later this year, but was delayed – presumably due to its close proximity to Spider-Man and Red Dead Redemption 2. Speaking as part of a quick-fire

  • News Days Gone Will Take Over 30 Hours to Survive

    "It's not the zombie game you think"

    Days Gone is starting to sound like a very meaty open world game, and Sony Bend has hinted that it will take you over 30 hours to beat. Speaking with Game Informer magazine as part of a month of coverage, creative director John Garvin addressed the stench of scepticism that has surrounded the project since its...

  • News Days Gone Takes the Broken Road to Game Informer Cover Story

    Revving up some interest

    What the heck is going on? So far this year Game Informer’s had God of War and Spider-Man cover stories, and now it’s following them both up with another PlayStation 4 exclusive, Days Gone. The publication travelled to Sony Bend’s secluded studio in Oregon to go hands-on with the mysterious post-apocalyptic game, and...

March2018

  • News PS4 Exclusive Days Gone Seemingly Delayed into 2019

    Update: Sony confirms

    Contrary to comments from Sony bigwig Shuhei Yoshida, Days Gone never really felt like a lock for 2018, did it? We ran a poll last week about the PlayStation 4’s upcoming first-party games, and a whopping 45 per cent of you said you expected Sony Bend’s survival horror to be delayed. Well, looks like you were right.

January2018

  • News Want to Play Days Gone? Sony Bend Searching for User Testers

    Freakin' freakers

    Days Gone is on track for a 2018 release, but developer Sony Bend wants your feedback first. The Oregon-based outfit is appealing to local fans to come and try out the PlayStation 4 exclusive. Presumably, those accepted into the sessions will have to sign an NDA, but this could be your chance to go hands on with the title before...

  • News Sony Doubles Down on 2018 Release Date for Days Gone

    End of days approach

    Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida casually mentioned back at PlayStation Experience last month that Days Gone is scheduled to release this year, but now the game’s popped up as part of an official ‘What to Look Forward to in 2018’ newsletter. The platform holder’s been sending out play time statistics to

  • News PS4 Exclusive Days Gone to Have Huge Story Focus

    Hours of cinematics hinted

    Yet to be convinced by the biker gang storyline in oft-forgotten PlayStation 4 exclusive Days Gone? Looks like Sony Bend will be doubling down on narrative, as Chinese whispers suggest that it will have “hours” of cinematics. Of course, it’s an open world game so expect these to be interspersed between long stretches...

December2017

  • PSX 2017 Days Gone Will Bring the Apocalypse to PS4 in 2018

    Hell's angels

    Post-apocalyptic open world undead-‘em-up Days Gone will ride to the PlayStation 4 in 2018, Worldwide Studios chief Shuhei Yoshida told Greg Miller as part of a PSX 2017 panel. The title was previously undated, but Sony’s been pretty weird with release windows in the last couple of years, refusing to commit to anything until the...

July2017

  • News New Days Gone Gameplay Showcases a Dynamic PS4 World

    Dangerously different

    Days Gone had a big gameplay demo at Sony's E3 2017 press conference, but apparently, more of the zombie-ridden title was shown behind closed doors. Now, the publisher has saw fit to release footage from an alternate take of the mission that we saw on stage, complete with developer commentary. Basically, the point of this...

June2017

  • News Days Gone's PS4 Release Date Hasn't Leaked At All

    Someone call the Freakers

    Games media, we understand it’s been a long week, but please engage your brains: the Days Gone release date hasn’t leaked, otherwise Sony would have said it on stage during its press conference this week. You know this, we know this, so quit trying to deceive your readers by capitalising on what’s clearly a mistake...

  • E3 2017 Days Gone Is a Deadly, Dynamic Open World Game

    Play your way

    One thing you may not know about Days Gone is that it’s massively dynamic. This week’s E3 2017 demo may have looked scripted, but the game actually alters and adapts depending on the conditions in the open world. Sony Bend is showing off an “alternate” playthrough behind closed doors to demonstrate this, but it popped up on the...

  • Gallery Days Gone PS4 Screenshots Show There's Beauty in the Apocalypse

    Drive of your life

    Days Gone was one of the big first-party games to benefit from a beastly showing during Sony’s E3 2017 press conference last night, and Sony’s released a batch of screenshots to celebrate that, showing that there’s beauty in the apocalypse after all. <screenshots game="games/ps4/days_gone" today="true" limit="0">...

  • E3 2017 Days Gone Saddles Up in PS4 Gameplay Trailer

    Biker grove

    The dead don’t ride motorcycles, but luckily the plucky protagonist from Days Gone can. Sony Bend returned to the Shrine Auditorium to show off its open world survival horror at E3 2017, and it demonstrated a wealth of gameplay scenarios in the release, from crafting through to stealth and combat. Check it out above.

May2017

  • News PS4's Days Gone Will Be at E3 2017 in a Big Way

    Actor confirms Sony Bend title for show

    Days Gone made not one but two appearances during Sony’s E3 press conference last year, and word is it’ll appear in a “big way” during this year’s showcase. Actor Sam Witwer who plays the lead character teased the appearance as part of a Twitch stream, but naturally stopped short of sharing any...

April2017

November2016

October2016

  • News PS4 Exclusive Days Gone Looks Insane on PS4 Pro

    Dead nice

    Days Gone, the new apocalyptic property from Sony Bend, is shaping up to be one of the poster childs for the upcoming PlayStation 4 Pro – and Eurogamer.net's managed to get its hands on a brand new batch of screenshots to support that. These images show the title running in its checkerboard 4K format, and frankly, it just looks...

June2016

  • E3 2016 Escape the Undead in Extended Days Gone PS4 Demo

    World War Z

    A few years ago, Shuhei Yoshida said that Sony Bend's game would make people panic – and now we know what he meant. Days Gone is clearly still quite early – the developer's using placeholder sound effects and animations for its E3 2016 demo – but it definitely appears to have the nugget of a neat idea. And that concept all...

  • E3 2016 PS4 Exclusive Days Gone Has a Heavy Weather Component

    Motorcycle is being treated like a character

    Days Gone – which we previously expected to be named Dead Don't Ride – surprised us in a good way at E3 2016. We'd anticipated a hammy, heavy metal vibe – but the biker culture that surrounds this post-apocalyptic release actually seems understated and thoughtfully done. But we don't know a whole...

  • E3 2016 Bend Studio Finally Unveils New PS4 Game Days Gone

    Dead don't ride

    After what felt like an eternity of wondering what Sony's Bend Studio was up to, fans were finally treated to the reveal trailer of Days Gone at Sony's E3 2016 press conference. Rumours pointed to the game being called Dead Don't Ride and after watching the reveal trailer it's easy to understand why. The game's protagonist is a...

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