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TodayWed, 19th Jan 2022

  • News Cult PS4 Sequel Gravity Rush 2 Celebrates Its Fifth Birthday Today

    Time flies

    Sony’s cult PlayStation 4 sequel to PS Vita favourite Gravity Rush is now five years old. As remembered by Gematsu on Twitter, topsy-turvy protagonist Kat returned on 19th January, 2017 in Japan, with Gravity Rush 2’s North American and European release following just a day later. The game massively expanded upon the scope of the...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Gravity Rush
  • News Don't Worry, Harry Potter Fans! Warner Bros Brazil Says Hogwarts Legacy Is Coming in 2022

    Until it isn't, of course

    A headline that’s already apparated itself onto a number of major websites is Warner Bros Brazil’s confirmation of Hogwarts Legacy for 2022. The South American division is just regurgitating official information, of course, but some believe it could dispel previous rumours regarding the Harry Potter-themed RPG being in...

    • Warner Bros
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Hogwarts Legacy
  • News Aussie Artist Tones and I to Debut Songs in Fortnite from 21st January

    Dance monkey

    Fortnite is more than just a game: it’s a cultural phenomenon. That’s why we barely bat an eyelid these days when Epic Games cooks up something impressively cool, like its Soundwave Series, which is designed to promote (or, for the cynics among you, advertise) new musical talent. And following a successful run last year, it’ll...

    • Epic Games
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Fortnite
  • News GTA Trilogy Has Done 'Just Great', Exec Says 'Glitch Was Resolved'

    Take-Two chief satisfied with remasters

    GTA Trilogy has received a few patches since its dismal launch, but it remains below par as Rockstar works to resurrect it. Take-Two and Rockstar overlord Strauss Zelnick is fairly satisfied with the game, though, as he told investors that it’s “done just great” and while it had a “glitch in the...

    • Rockstar
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Grand Theft Auto
    • GTA
  • News All These Activision Blizzard Studios Will Likely Cease PlayStation Development

    All the teams on the line

    Sony’s slate of PlayStation Studios was once regarded as the strongest in the industry, but even with recent additions like Housemarque and Firesprite, it’s now dwarfed by Microsoft following its publisher shopping spree. So, we’ve already looked at the brands and franchises that will almost certainly cease to exist...

    • Activision Blizzard
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Industry
  • News Forgotten PS5 Crash-'Em-Up Destruction AllStars Refreshes Scoring in Update

    Wreckognition

    Destruction AllStars, the long-forgotten PlayStation 5 crash-‘em-up, is completely rebooting its scoring system in an attempt to encourage more skilful gameplay. Mechanics in the original release were criticised for seemingly serving little purpose, like the on-foot parkour and melee combat. Wreckognition will attempt to fix that by...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • Destruction AllStars
    • Updates
  • Guide New PS5, PS4 Games This Week (17th January to 23rd January)

    Extraction action

    What new PS5 and PS4 games are releasing in physical retailers and as part of the PlayStation Store update this week? After a distinctly slow start to the year, there's movement once again in the release calendar, courtesy of Rainbow Six Extraction. For a full list of all new PS5 game release dates in 2022 and all new PS4 game...

    • PlayStation Store Update
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Release Dates
    • Guides
  • News The Matrix, Black Panther Stars Join Horizon Forbidden West Voice Cast

    Carrie-Anne Moss as Tilda

    Guerrilla Games has today shared a brief look behind the curtain of Horizon Forbidden West with a new story trailer, but it has also confirmed some Hollywood stars have joined the game's cast to lend a voice to a few of the new characters. In an interview with Game Informer, it's confirmed brand new character T

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Horizon
  • News Horizon Forbidden West Story Trailer Details Aloy's Next Big Adventure

    Meet some new friends

    With Horizon Forbidden West now less than a month away from its PlayStation 5 and PS4 launch, it's time for the grand marketing machine to properly kick into gear. First up is a brand new story trailer containing loads of brand new scenes, characters, and locations. It all looks stunning, featuring footage taken straight from a...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Horizon
    • Trailers
  • News These Are the Franchises PS5, PS4 May Lose to Activision Blizzard Buyout

    There's a lot

    Until the ink is dry on Microsoft’s colossal Activision Blizzard buyout, the status of franchises like Call of Duty will likely remain unclear. For the time being, it’s business as usual for all involved, and Bloomberg sources have said that Xbox may continue to support PlayStation platforms in the future – although as evidenced...

    • Activision Blizzard
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Industry
  • News Sony Stock Value Loses $20 Billion, But Will Likely Recover

    Biggest drop since 2008

    Sony shares have fallen by 13 per cent — which equates to roughly $20 billion — since Microsoft announced its plans to acquire Call of Duty publisher Activision for $68 billion. The sharp drop in market value represents Sony's biggest loss since October 2008, removing $20 billion from the company's value in just one day...

    • Sony
    • Industry
  • Round Up Rainbow Six Extraction Early Reviews Offer Lukewarm Praise to Co-Op Spin-Off

    Ooze-bisoft

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction is very nearly here, and some gaming outlets have just published their thoughts on Ubisoft's latest co-op shooter. Launching on PlayStation 5 and PS4 on 20th January — that's tomorrow — the review embargo has lifted, and we're finally learning whether this Siege spin-off is worth checking out. As...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Rainbow Six
    • Round Up
  • News PS Store Sale Brings Hundreds of PS5, PS4 Games Under £20

    Need for Speed! Dead by Daylight! Tetris!

    A brand new sale has just appeared on the European PlayStation Store, bringing a wide selection of games under the £20 mark. PS5, but mostly PS4, software is included here, with some pretty huge discounts available. The promotion has yet to hit the North American PS Store, but it'll just be a matter of...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PlayStation Store
    • Deals
  • News Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel Suddenly Appears on PS5, PS4

    It's time to Master Duel

    Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is available to download now on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. The free-to-play card game was announced last year, pegged with a 'winter' launch window — and now it's suddenly here. Master Duel seems to be just about everything that you'd expect from a free-to-play Yu-Gi-Oh! title. You match...

    • Konami
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Yu-Gi-Oh!

YesterdayTue, 18th Jan 2022

  • Reaction Activision Blizzard Buyout Is Devastating for PS5, PS4

    The end of an era

    Is this the end of PlayStation? It’s always easy to get apocalyptic in situations like this, but it’s obviously not. Sony’s gaming division remains a wildly popular brand globally, and no single publisher can ever detract from that. Make no mistake, though, Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard for $70 billion is a...

    • Activision Blizzard
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Reaction
    • Features
  • News Xbox Now Owns Legendary PlayStation Series Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon

    Woah

    A curious consequence of Microsoft’s earth-shattering $70 billion buyout of Activision is that Xbox now owns legendary PlayStation franchises Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon. Sony made these games in collaboration with Universal Interactive back in the 90s, but that company was acquired by Vivendi which later merged with Activision to...

    • Activision
    • Crash Bandicoot
    • Spyro the Dragon
    • Industry
  • News Microsoft Buys Call of Duty Publisher Activision Blizzard

    Game over

    In news that will once again rock the industry, Microsoft has bought Activision Blizzard, the publisher of franchises like Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. The deal is reportedly valued at $70 billion, which is several times the sum that the giant already stumped up for Bethesda. It will presumably mean that franchises like Call of...

    • Microsoft
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Industry
  • News Will Call of Duty and Other Activision Blizzard Games Come to PS5, PS4?

    Outlook not so good

    Update #2: Xbox bigwig Phil Spencer has made the following statement to Bloomberg: “I’ll just say to players out there who are playing Activision Blizzard games on Sony’s platform: it’s not our intent to pull communities away from that platform and we remained committed to that.” Make of that what you will. Update #1:

    • Activision
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Industry
  • Poll Would You Still Buy PlayStation Consoles Without Activision Blizzard Games?

    The call of duty

    In a move that will shake the gaming industry to its core, Microsoft is on course to buy Activision Blizzard for a reported figure of $68 billion. This means that incredibly popular properties such as Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Overwatch, would be owned by Microsoft. You could argue that those last two franchises...

    • Microsoft
    • Activision
    • Polls
    • Features
  • News PlayStation's Call of Duty Marketing Deal Almost Certainly Ending

    Say goodbye to those small bonuses

    Sony's marketing deal with Call of Duty, which promotes the latest game alongside PlayStation 5 and PS4 consoles and gives owners digital goodies on the platforms, will almost certainly come to an end as a result of Microsoft's $70 billion purchase of the company. Sony has been a key partner for the series since...

    • Sony
    • Activision
    • Call of Duty
    • Industry
  • News Final Fantasy 16 Missing from Square Enix 2022 Lineup Article

    But promises "some surprises"

    Square Enix recently shared an article on its official website detailing the games we should expect the Japanese firm to release throughout 2022, and Final Fantasy XVI is nowhere to be seen. Instead, Life Is Strange Remastered Collection, Babylon's Fall,

    • Square Enix
    • PS5
    • Final Fantasy
  • News My Hero Academia Is a Free-to-Play PS4 Battle Royale Now

    Sure, why not?

    The latest in terrible anime tie-ins is My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble, a free-to-play PlayStation 4 battle royale from Bandai Namco. This ain’t the 100-player spectacle you may be expecting, however: just 24-players will duke it out in an ugly arena, where you’ll be able to use each hero’s ‘Quirk’ in combat. To be fair,...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • My Hero Academia
    • Beta
  • News Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary Event Set for 10th April

    No livestream to watch

    Square Enix will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kingdom Hearts with a live event in Tokyo on 10th April 2022. There won't be a livestream for fans to watch, but a VOD will be available "at a later date", the official Twitter account says. It will play host to "a mini concert, a chat and Q&A with the development team, an...

    • Square Enix
    • Kingdom Hearts
  • News December 2021 NPD: Call of Duty: Vanguard Was the Best-Selling PS5, PS4 Game of the Year

    Revenue Sony could lose in the future

    If you need any more evidence of how important today's news of Microsoft purchasing Activision Blizzard for $70 billion and what that means for Sony, here it is: Call of Duty: Vanguard was the best-selling game of the year on PlayStation 5, PS4 consoles across the US. Despite a

    • USA
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • PS5
    • PS4
  • News Activision CEO Bobby Kotick Leaving Role Once Microsoft Buyout Is Done, Says Report

    WSJ sources claim

    Activision boss Bobby Kotick will leave his role as CEO once Microsoft has completed its $70 billion buyout of the Call of Duty company, the Wall Street Journal claims. Sources close to the acquisition plans indicate he will leave the firm after the deal closes, which is expected to take place at some point next

    • Activision
    • Microsoft
    • Industry
  • News Matchpoint: Tennis Championships Fires Down the Line on PS5, PS4

    Something to rally around

    With the Australian Open in full swing, there’s never been a better time to announce a new tennis sim. And as publishers like Nacon continue to chase Top Spin’s glory, a new contender has entered the (Rod Laver) arena: Kalypso is serving up Matchpoint: Tennis Championships on the PlayStation 5 and PS4 this coming Spring...

    • Kalypso Media
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Matchpoint
    • Announcements
  • News China Hero Game ANNO: Mutationem Goes Gold, Out on PS5, PS4 Soon

    Shu Yoshida congratulates team

    ANNO: Mutationem, the 2.5D cyberpunk side-scroller releasing as part of Sony's China Hero Project, has today gone gold, meaning work on a 1.0 version is now complete. The team at Thinking Stars will now presumably start putting together a day one patch ahead of a PlayStation 5, PS4 launch in the near future. When asked...

    • Thinking Stars
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • ANNO: Mutationem
  • Hands On OlliOlli World Is a Bold and Brilliant New Spin on the Skateboarding Series

    JollyOlli good

    Before getting our hands on the PlayStation 5 version of OlliOlli World for this preview, we refreshed ourselves on the basics in OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood. We quickly remembered the challenging but intuitive controls, the ridiculously addictive allure of besting your scores on each level, and the clean, understated...

    • Private Division
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • OlliOlli World
    • Hands On
  • News Fortnite's Famous Tilted Towers Return to the Game Today

    Ready to get tilted

    If you played Fortnite in the early days, you'll know the complete and utter chaos that was dropping at Tilted Towers. A hotbed for action and intense gunfights, you and your team dropped there if you wanted a piece of the action straight away. Map changes over the years have meant the Point of Interest had to make an exit, but...

    • Epic Games
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Fortnite
  • News The Artful Escape Confirms PS5, PS4 Launch for 25th January

    Musical odyssey ported over

    Apparently, there's news today that's nothing to do with Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard for $70 billion. Take this tidbit for example: after popping up on the PlayStation Store over the weekend, The Artful Escape has been confirmed for PS5 and PS4. It's

    • Annapurna Interactive
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • The Artful Escape
    • Release Dates

Monday17th Jan 2022

  • Guide PS5 Stock: Where to Buy PlayStation 5 and When in January 2022

    Which shops have PS5 available for January 2022?

    Which shops have PS5 stock for January 2022? Where can you currently buy a new PlayStation 5 console? Demand for the PS5 has exceeded supply, leaving many unable to purchase a next-gen console. Sony has suggested that it will be making more units in 2021, having secured additional component inventory...

    • Guides
    • PS5
    • Stock
  • News PlayStation Reiterates God of War Ragnarok 2022 Release Date

    Be ready, boy

    PlayStation has published a list over on its official site, which highlights 22 games set to release in 2022. As you'd expect, it covers a lot of this year's big hitters, including Horizon Forbidden West, Elden Ring, Dying Light 2, Gran Turismo 7, and more. All of these titles have set release dates — but what about the currently...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • God of War
  • News Harry Potter Game Hogwarts Legacy Allegedly in Trouble on PS5, PS4

    Could be delayed until 2023

    It’s been well over a year since we last heard word of Harry Potter-themed open world RPG Hogwarts Legacy, but developer Avalanche Software had promised updates in 2022. That information could end up being a delay, as word has it the title has been stupefied behind-the-scenes. Ex-IGN scribe and Sacred Symbols host Colin...

    • Warner Bros
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Hogwarts Legacy
  • News Xbox Boss Reacts to PS Plus, PS Now Rumours, Says It's the 'Right Answer'

    Expects new games included in the service

    Xbox boss Phil Spencer has responded to the rumours of Sony's plans to combine PlayStation Plus and PS Now into a single service, currently dubbed Project Spartacus. Whether it's a proper competitor or not to Microsoft's celebrated Game Pass membership still remains to be seen, but Spencer believes this sort...

    • Sony
    • Microsoft
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PlayStation Plus
  • Poll What's the Best Uncharted Game?

    Drake decider

    Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, which remasters Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy for PlayStation 5 and eventually PC, is now less than two weeks away. Maybe you can't wait to return to the adventures of Nathan Drake and Chloe Frazer, or maybe you're planning to experience them for the first time...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • PS Vita
  • News Stunning Rise of the Tomb Raider Boxart Shared to Mark Series' 25th Anniversary

    From Final Fantasy artist Akihiko Yoshida

    Square Enix has been celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Tomb Raider series for a while now, bringing the heroine to the likes of Fortnite and even announcing a cookbook based on the franchise. However, it's collaborations such as this one that really makes the occasion feel a

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Tomb Raider
  • News Speedrunner Beats Sekiro in Just Two Hours... Blindfolded

    AGDQ highlight

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is difficult enough on its own, so imagine setting yourself the task of completing the entire game in just two hours. Oh, and you're blindfolded the entire time. That's the challenge streamer Mitchriz set himself during the annual Awesome Games Done Quick event this past weekend, and the resulting run is...

    • Activision
    • PS4
    • Sekiro
  • News Dying Light 2 Trophies Revealed, Find Collectibles and Max Stats

    Just beware of spoilers

    Dying Light 2 is just a few weeks away from its PlayStation 5 and PS4 launch, meaning it's now time for us all to work out how we're going to unlock its Platinum Trophy. The complete list of digital gongs is now available for viewing over on Exophase, but we advise exercising some caution: the first handful of Trophies...

    • Techland
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Dying Light
    • Trophies
  • News PS5 Stock Registrations Open in Europe Now

    Sony combating the scalpers

    While the PlayStation 5 has been easier to purchase at points over the past few months, it still remains largely elusive. One way Sony is trying to combat scalpers and get the console into the hands of fans is by selling the device directly, and we’ve seen it launch its PlayStation Direct storefront in Europe following...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • Hardware
  • Random We Thought This T-Rex Made in Dreams Was a Shot from Jurassic Park

    Stunning recreation goes viral

    It's been a little while since we've had a Dreams creation go viral, hasn't it? Media Molecule's create-'em-up platform lets players make whatever they like, and there are countless examples of amazing works from the community. It's always a good feeling when the game can capture some broader attention, and an...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Dreams
    • Random
  • News Sony's Own First-Party Studios Championed PC Ports

    "This is a really good idea"

    Sony’s transition into the PC market is looking to be a lucrative move for the manufacturer, but it’s the firm’s own first-party studios that championed the move. Following the launch of God of War last week – which registered over 70,000 concurrent players on Steam at one point this past weekend – director...

    • Sony
    • PC
    • Industry
  • News Sony Renews Psygnosis Trademark, But Don't Get Too Excited

    Just procedure

    Sony Interactive Entertainment has just secured a trademark renewal for Psygnosis, the legendary studio that would go on to become Studio Liverpool. However, we wouldn't hold our breath to see the developer reemerge in 2022 — this appears to be a very routine trademark protection move. Analyst Roberto Serrano spotted the renewal,...

    • Sony
    • Psygnosis
    • Industry
  • News Shadow Warrior 3 Out 1st March, First Two Games Free with Pre-Orders

    Priced at £39.99/$49.99

    The PlayStation Store has dated Shadow Warrior 3 for 1st March 2022, confirming a launch price of £39.99/$49.99 and a slew of digital pre-order goodies. If you commit some money ahead of time, you'll be granted access to complete game downloads of Shadow Warrior and Shadow Warrior 2 on PS4. There's also a limited edition...

    • Devolver Digital
    • PS4
    • Shadow Warrior
    • Release Dates
  • News Mobile Game WipEout Rush Already Available on iPhone, Android in UK

    User reviews miffed by idle gameplay

    Update: We thought WipEout Rush was only available on Android, but it turns out you can get it from the App Store for your iPhone or iPad as well. Again, regional availability may vary, but it's certainly downloadable here in the UK. Original Story: As pointed out by Push Square reader

    • Sony
    • Mobile
    • WipEout
    • Android
    • UK
  • News PlayStation Wants Global Game Jam 2022 to Explore VR and Eye-Tracking

    As PSVR2 includes feature

    Global Game Jam 2022 is right around the corner, encouraging creators from around the world to come together and collaborate on simple software ideas in a short, friendly, competition-based format. Sony, as an industry leader, is backing the event, and has sponsored a “diversifier” – an optional sub-challenge which...

    • Sony
    • PSVR2
    • Industry
    • Global Game Jam 2022
  • News PlayStation Indies Evangelist Shuhei Yoshida to Speak at Asia-Pacific Game Summit This Week

    One to keep an eye on

    As the Taipei Game Show nears, Shuhei Yoshida will speak on 20th January as part of the Asia-Pacific Game Summit on PlayStation’s indies initiative. The former PlayStation Studios boss turned indies evangelist will appear as part of a session scheduled to premiere on YouTube. It’s unclear exactly what his involvement will...

    • Taipei Game Show 2022
    • Sony
    • Shuhei Yoshida
    • Indies

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