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  • Random Dev Cheat Codes Discovered in Returnal Let You Spawn Weapons and Re-Roll Biomes

    But a patch is coming

    Here's a pretty fascinating story for you. Returnal, the excellent arcade shooter rogue-like from Housemarque, is generally resonating well among players, but there are some struggling with the difficulty and its perma-death structure. If you're in that camp, and wish there was a way to make things a little easier for yourself,...

  • News Those Paul George PS5 Sneakers Are Coming to NBA 2K21 As Well As Real Life

    PG 5 PlayStation 5 colorway available IRL and in-game

    Earlier this week, we caught wind of a new collaboration between PlayStation, Nike, and NBA baller Paul George. A brand new set of basketball shoes will be available to purchase soon, inspired by the design of Sony's PS5 console. They look pretty neat, with a similar colour scheme to the curvy...

  • News Surprise! Cult 90s Platformer Flashback Is Getting a Sequel

    Fade to black

    Hold your horses! Before you all rush angrily to the comments, we know 1992 platformer Flashback already received a PS1 sequel in the form of Fade to Black – but publisher Microids is literally calling this new game Flashback 2. There’s even a logo with the number on it, so don’t shoot the messenger, okay? Now we’ve got that...

  • Random Even the CEO of Epic Games Doesn't Have a PS5 at Home

    If you can believe it

    It's been over five months since the launch of the PlayStation 5, and Sony's next-gen console is still an absolute pain in the arse to purchase. The Japanese giant says that production is still limited — a knock-on effect of the coronavirus pandemic — and as such, demand continues to completely outweigh supply. When PS5...

  • News Watch Dogs Legion Adds New Character, Missions, and Operatives

    DJs, First Responders, and mind control

    Watch Dogs Legion has added a ton of new content today – a lot of which is free for everyone! As part of a new update on PlayStation 5 and PS4, you’ll be able to recruit two new types of operative to your team: a DJ and First Responder. Both have unique abilities associated with their jobs, so the First...

  • Feature What Discord Integration Could Mean for PS5, PS4

    Talking shop

    Recently, Sony confirmed that it had made a minority investment in Discord, and that it would be establishing a new partnership with the hugely popular platform. But what does that actually mean for PlayStation players? What is Discord, and how could it be integrated into the existing console experience? For the uninitiated, we're...

  • News Train Sim World 2 Makes a Stop on PS5 with Rush Hour Expansion

    Free upgrade from PS4 with all add-ons

    Train Sim World 2 will make a stop at PlayStation 5 this summer, promising faster loading times, higher framerates, and improved visuals. The port will offer a free PS4 to PS5 upgrade if you already own the game, and any add-ons you’ve purchased – including Preserved Collection content – will convert...

  • News PS Plus Members Get Exclusive Early Access to Wreckfest PS5

    Crash, bang, wallop

    Sony has repeatedly reiterated that it wants to improve the value of PS Plus in order to retain subscribers as it transitions to the PlayStation 5 era, and this may be another example of that: Wreckfest’s next-gen port is available a month early to members. The game doesn’t officially launch on PS5 until 1st June, but PS Plus...

  • News May 2021 PS Plus Games Are Available to Download Now

    The fourth of May is with you, Spock

    A new month, a new selection of PlayStation Plus games. Last month's lineup is on the way out today, making space for May's roster of complimentary titles. In case you'd forgotten, the games PS Plus members will be able to download include Wreckfest for PS5, as well as PS4 titles

  • News Nice Shot! Sounds Like Rocket League Is Coming to PS5

    Court documents strike again

    Rocket League looks and plays great on PlayStation 5 as it is, but as previously reported it’ll need a native port in order to unlock the 120 frames-per-second features available on other formats. Good news, then: the ongoing Epic Games vs Apple lawsuit has uncovered yet another tidbit – a

  • News Crossplay Controversy Shifts to Sony Being Only Company to Enforce Clause

    Interesting clause sheds light on Sony's approach

    Update: Now that social media has a better understanding of what the crossplay policy implemented by PlayStation actually means, the backlash has shifted to the fact that Sony is the only organisation to enforce it. To be fair, this is at least a better focal point for fans’ frustration – even if...

  • News Nioh, Jump Force, Streets of Rage 4 All Join PS Now

    Jump for joy?

    Subscription service PlayStation Now has reloaded with three new titles today: Nioh, Jump Force, and Streets of Rage 4. As was the case with Marvel’s Avengers last month, Koei Tecmo’s samurai slasher will be the PS4 version and not the recently released PS5 remaster. It seems it’ll be a permanent addition, while Jump

  • News Sony Invests in Discord, Full Integration Coming to PS5, PS4 Next Year

    "We are beyond excited to start this journey"

    Sony has made a minority investment into social network Discord, with full integration coming to PlayStation next year. The announcement – which perhaps explains the closure of Communities on PlayStation 4 – was made by bigwig Jim Ryan on the SIE Blog, with the executive explaining that “our teams...

  • Random Lace Up with PS5 Sneakers This Month

    Shoe gazer

    Eager to wear your fandom on your feet? PlayStation is once again pairing with Nike and LA Clippers small forward Paul George to bring new PS5-branded sneakers to shoe stores. Scheduled to release in May, there are two variants: one pair that’s predominantly blue and a second pair that’s mostly white. Both have the PlayStation symbols...

  • News Don't Forget to Download April 2021's Free PS Plus Games While You Can

    Service reloads with new games tomorrow

    Heads up: this is your last opportunity to download April 2021’s free PS Plus games before they’re removed from the service and replaced by May 2021’s selection. You don’t necessarily need to download the games, just make sure you redeem them and they’ll remain in your library for as long as you’re...

  • Guide Returnal: How to Complete Biome Surveys

    How to unlock Survey Trophies in Returnal

    How do you do the Surveys in Returnal? How do you complete the biome surveys and unlock the survey Trophies? In Returnal, there are six Gold Trophies that you only unlock when you finish surveys of each of the game's areas. Trophies such as Past the Ruins, Ascending the Mountain, and Through the Forgotten...

  • UK Sales Charts PS5 Roguelike Returnal Off to Slower Start Than Other Sony Exclusives

    Game over

    Returnal managed to finish second on the UK sales charts at launch, but it debuted a lot lower than other major PlayStation exclusive titles. It’s worth noting that, in frustrating fashion, Britain’s best-sellers list is comprised of physical sales only – and thus is missing a major piece of the puzzle, as consumers continue to skew...

  • Guide Returnal: Where to Find All Sunface Fragments

    How to get all the Sunface Fragments in Returnal

    Where are all the Sunface Fragments in Returnal? How do you find the Sunface Fragments? As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to tell you all about the Sunface Fragments, and what you need to do to get them. Returnal: Where to Find All Sunface Fragments: In Act 3 of Returnal (after you roll...

  • Guide Returnal: How to Break Yellow Barriers

    How to open yellow force fields in Returnal

    How do you break the yellow barriers in Returnal? What do you need to open and get through the yellow energy walls? As you play Returnal, you'll notice some yellow barriers that are blocking off optional rooms or concealing useful items. How do you get through these yellow walls? As part of our Returnal...

  • Poll Are You Happy with Your PS Plus Games for May 2021?

    Plus or minus?

    We think it's fair to say that PlayStation Plus has had a pretty good year so far, but is May's offering up to snuff? Next month's (or this month's, depending on when you're reading) lineup includes the PS5 version of Wreckfest, alongside Battlefield V and Stranded Deep on PS4. It's a very varied trio of games, but are you happy with...

  • News S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Could Come to PS5 Three Months After Release

    Leaked documents detail the deal

    Update: Leaked documents published as part of the Apple vs Epic Games lawsuit reveal that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will be exclusive to Xbox Series X|S for just three months. Original Article: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 may have one of the most obnoxious names to type of all time, but a lot of people are looking forward to the...

  • Guide PS5 Backwards Compatibility: Can You Play PS4 Games on PlayStation 5?

    How PS5 backwards compatibility with PS4 games works

    Is the PS5 backwards compatible with the PS4? Can you play PS4 games on the PlayStation 5? One of the biggest questions regarding the PS5 is whether you’ll be able to play PS4 games on it. As part of our PS5 guide, we’re going to explain how PS4 games will work on the PS5 and whether they'll...

  • News Returnal Crashes May Be Sony's Problem, Other Bugs Being Investigated

    Crash landing

    While it’s certainly not affecting everyone, a number of Returnal players are experiencing crashes while playing the game. This is something Housemarque has acknowledged, although it’s suggested that the PlayStation 5 is the problem – and not necessarily the game. Writing on Discord, a spokesperson said: “This is an issue with...

  • News Web PS Store Finally Adds Sorting, Filtering Options Again

    Baby steps

    Hand-in-hand with the announcement that search engine Google is adding a search bar to Stadia’s storefront (seriously), Sony has added filtering options into the web-based PlayStation Store. This functionality was missing when the online storefront relaunched last year, but the Japanese giant is slowly rolling out features that aim to...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 374

    Time to return to Returnal

    Returnal is readily available, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart looks amazing – and, well, all is well in the PlayStation Nation again, right? It’s certainly been a much more exciting period for the brand – long may the good times roll. Sammy Barker, Editor: MLB The Show 21 has become a bit of an obsession for me,...

  • News PS Plus May 2021 Free PS5, PS4 Games Announced

    A very varied month

    May 2021's PlayStation Plus games have been revealed. As per usual, subscribers get access to one PS5 title, and two PS4 games. On PS5, we've got chaotic car-smashing sim Wreckfest. This is the PS5 version of the game, which originally released on PS4 in 2019. It's worth noting that you'll only be eligible to download the PS5...

  • News Housemarque Acknowledges Request for Mid-Run Saves in Returnal

    Halted progress

    Currently, you can’t save and quit in Returnal, meaning the only way to pause your progress mid-run is to put your PlayStation 5 in Rest Mode. Consequently, if you’re putting together a good attempt but run out of time – maybe you have a Netflix date or something – then you’re going to have to close the game and start over...

  • News Hood: Outlaws & Legends Brings Competitive Online Stealth to PS5, PS4

    Learn about all the classes and their combat options

    The jury is still somewhat out on Hood: Outlaws & Legends, but the premise is unquestionably fascinating. This commentated trailer, which shows off the title’s classes, also introduces more about the overall gameplay loop – and it’s effectively an online competitive stealth game. Imagine...

  • Poll Are You Sold on Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart?

    Dimensional shift

    Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart got an extended gameplay demonstration last night, as part of Sony's latest State of Play broadcast. The upcoming PlayStation 5 exclusive certainly looked the part, with visuals that, at times, beggared belief. And hey, the action didn't look too bad, either! Our point is that it was an incredibly...

  • News PS5 Sales Now Trending Above PS4 Launch Aligned in Japan

    But no one's buying any games

    After all the hullabaloo surrounding the PlayStation 5’s launch in Japan – stock issues mean that it was trending behind even the Nintendo Wii U at one point – the next-gen console is now selling faster than its predecessor the PS4 did in the region when launch aligned. It’s worth remembering that the PS4...

  • News Sackboy: A Big Adventure Becomes an eSport with PS5 Challenges

    Compete for prizes

    Okay, it’s not really an eSport, but we liked the alliteration. Nevertheless, Sackboy: A Big Adventure has been added to the roster of PlayStation’s Competition Centre, with new bi-monthly challenges rewarding the world’s best players with cosmetics. Every two months until January 2022, developer Sumo Digital will be adding...

  • News Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Doesn't Think People Will Buy Wired VR

    Next-gen PSVR headset will have a single cord, of course

    Sony has announced that its next-generation PlayStation VR headset for PS5 will do away with its predecessor’s spaghetti of wires, replacing them “with a single cord to simplify setup and improve ease-of-use, while enabling a high-fidelity visual experience”. Facebook founder Mark...

  • News MLB The Show 21 PS5, PS4 Patch Boosts Ballplayer Progression in Road to the Show

    Fix up

    Ever since launch, improving your Ballplayer in MLB The Show 21’s flagship Road to the Show campaign mode has been a chore. Sony San Diego said that it would look into this over a week ago, and now it’s releasing a patch that should help to improve the problem. Scheduled to release later today on PlayStation 5 (v1.003) and PS4 (v1.03),...

  • Guide Upcoming PS5, PS4 Games for May and June 2021

    Resident Evil Village! Biomutant! Ratchet & Clank!

    As we get deeper into 2021, the PlayStation 5 and PS4 games are starting to really pick up. We've just had Returnal, and over the next couple of months, a handful of big new releases will keep you glued to your console. Let's take a look at everything coming up in May and June of this year — there...

  • News Returnal Impresses with Particle Effects and Smooth Performance in Technical Breakdown

    Digital Foundry puts it through its paces

    Housemarque has always made games with oodles of style, focusing on eye-popping visual effects and sturdy performance. In this new video from Digital Foundry, the studio is clearly sticking to what it knows best with Returnal, pushing the PlayStation 5 with its custom Unreal Engine 4 tech. The technical...

  • News PS5 Pre-Orders Took 20 Minutes to Sell Out in China

    Here we go again

    It took just 20 minutes for PlayStation 5 pre-orders to sell out in China, with the system slated for a 15th May release. Sony confirmed the date during a livestream earlier this week, which also saw confirmation of domestically developed character action title Lost Soul Aside for the next-gen console. Launch window titles will...

  • News FIFA 21 Will Be Added to EA Play Next Week

    Kick off

    EA Play, EA's subscription service that PlayStation players can sign up for, is adding FIFA 21 to its catalogue of games next week. From the 6th May, subscribers will be able to download and play the robust football sim on PS5 and PS4 at no extra cost. On PS5 in particular, FIFA 21 is worth a shot — it's easily the best looking soccer...

  • News Crash Bandicoot 4 Dev Enlisted for Call of Duty, Er, Duty

    It's about time?

    Love it or loathe it, Call of Duty is a juggernaut that’s quickly gobbling up all of Activision’s resources in order to sustain itself. You may have read recently about the Call of Duty: Warzone event, which saw the original Verdansk map nuked and replaced with an 80s alternative. That was designed to coincide with a new season...

  • News Hot Wheels Unleashed's Skyscraper Is the Wacky Track the PS5, PS4 Racer Needed

    Wacky races

    We’ve always thought Hot Wheels Unleashed looked good, but we were beginning to worry about the backdrops you’d be driving through. So far, industrious developer Milestone has mostly focused on bland garage-style environments – but this latest trailer for the PlayStation 5 and PS4 racer has a bit more spectacle to it, as the track...

  • News Housemarque Provides an Overview of Returnal in 30-Minute Gameplay Video

    Developer deep dive

    Returnal releases today exclusively on PlayStation 5, and we think it's a belter. The addictive arcade shooter seems to have made a big impression across the board, but if you need more convincing, perhaps this video will give you a better idea. In this new gameplay presentation, developer Housemarque discusses the game's basics...

  • News Submerge Yourself with Subnautica: Below Zero PS5 Gameplay

    Under the sea

    Sony kickstarted its State of Play presentation earlier today with a few minutes of Subnautica: Below Zero gameplay on PlayStation 5. The trailer delves into a few details about the next-gen release, confirming support for the next-gen DualSense controller, which will add immersion to your underwater antics through haptic feedback...

  • Gallery Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Drops Jaws in New PS5 Screenshots

    Magic

    Is it the best-looking game ever made? It’s sure as hell up there! A trio of new Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart screenshots have been released to coincide with the latest gameplay footage, and they’re going to leave you slack-jawed, we’re sure. To be honest, we’re running out of superlatives to describe this game, but if

  • News Returnal's Day One Patch Is 10GB, Improves Performance, Fixes Bugs, and More

    Ship shape

    Returnal is on the brink of release on PlayStation 5, and the good news is it's an excellent arcade shooter. Housemarque's latest is its biggest game by far, and it combines the studio's arcade expertise with a third person perspective and rogue-like elements to great effect. For our review, we played the game without the day one patch,...

  • Guide Returnal: All Trophies and How to Get the Platinum

    How to get all the Trophies in Returnal

    In this Returnal Trophy roadmap, we're going to reveal how to unlock the Platinum Trophy in this PS5 exclusive shooter. As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to outline all the Trophies in the game, complete with their descriptions and how to get each one. We've also included a Trophy roadmap, outlining...

  • Guide Returnal Guide: Tips, Tricks, and All You Need to Know

    How to survive and thrive in Returnal on PS5

    Returnal is a PS5 exclusive third-person shooter from Finnish developer Housemarque. It's a fast-paced, challenging run n' gunner with rogue-lite elements, and we love it, awarding it a 9/10 in our review. In this Returnal guide, we will be going over everything in the game. We'll explain how to earn

  • Guide Returnal: All Bosses and How to Beat Them

    How to kill every boss in Returnal

    How do you kill all the bosses in Returnal? As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to tell you how to beat every boss fight in the game. If you're looking for some tips and advice on how to defeat all the bosses, we've got all that lined up for you below. Of course, beating boss battles will earn you a few...

  • Guide Returnal: How to Get Into the House

    How to unlock the door to the House

    How do you get inside the House in Returnal on PS5? How do you unlock the door to the House? As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to tell you how to get into the mysterious House that shows up throughout the game. If you intend to get the Platinum Trophy for Returnal, you'll need to gain access to the House...

  • Guide Returnal: How to Unlock Daily Challenge Mode

    How to unlock the Simulation mode in Returnal

    How do you unlock the Daily Challenge mode in Returnal? How can you play the daily Simulation Mode? In Returnal, you can play a Daily Challenge in addition to the main campaign. But how do you gain access to it? As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to explain how you can unlock the Simulation Mode...

  • Guide Returnal: Do You Have to Fight the Bosses More Than Once?

    Can you skip boss fights in Returnal?

    Do bosses stay dead in Returnal on PS5? Can you skip past boss fights once you've done them? As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to answer these questions right here, so you know what you're getting yourself into. If you're looking for advice on fighting the bosses, see our guide — Returnal: All Bosses...

  • Guide Returnal: What Do You Lose When You Die?

    What you keep and what you don't when you die in Returnal

    What do you lose when you die in Returnal? Do you lose absolutely everything and start fresh? Are there permanent upgrades? As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to outline what exactly happens when you die in this game. Read on to learn what is kept and what is lost when a run is over...