Sam Quirke
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Sam Quirke (kintaris)

Sam has been gaming long enough to know the pain of a failed DOS install on the fifth floppy disc. When not hopelessly lost in the latest open-world epic, Sam is busy devouring books of all genres or trading Pokémon with his wife.
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You Can Now See Trophy Rarity on TrueTrophies!

PlayStation trophy rarity information is now shown on the site, along with unlock percentages for both the TT community and the wider PlayStation community. How do you stack up?

Posted 13 days ago, 30 comments

For The King Available Now on PlayStation 4

For The King, a fantasy tabletop game with roguelike elements, is now available on PlayStation 4. What's more, PS Plus subscribers can get a further 20% off in celebration of its release.

Posted 15 days ago, 1 comment

EA Access Subscription Service Expands to PlayStation 4

After years of Xbox exclusivity, EA Access is finally coming to PlayStation 4. It's a subscription service allowing access to EA's back catalogue, as well as exclusive trials and early access to new titles.

Posted 15 days ago, 7 comments

Shakedown: Hawaii Available Now on PS4 and PS Vita

The anarchic follow-up to Retro City Rampage, Shakedown Hawaii has released today for PlayStation 4. Take over the state with three protagonists building a shady criminal empire. Sounds familiar...

Posted 15 days ago, 1 comment

This Week's State Of Play Will Show Off MediEvil and A New Title

This week's State of Play will give us a new look at the remaster of MediEvil, plus news of an unannounced game and some updates on projects in progress. Tune in later this week to find out more.

Posted 15 days ago, 0 comments

PlayStation Network Service Issues Detected - Multiple Services Affected

We have just picked up reports of some PlayStation Network service issues. Please note that the issues may be unique to a particular region or device. You can check out the details of the issues here.

Posted 26 days ago, 7 comments

The TrueTrophies News & Editorial Team Is Recruiting!

We are once again hiring for our volunteer news team, but this time things are a little different. We are specifically looking for people that can help us cover the biggest traffic periods, as well as write reviews and editorials.

Posted 1 month ago, 12 comments

Sony Finally Speaks Out on Its New Censorship Policies

Sony have finally made some public statements about their apparent censorship crackdown, which seemingly goes above and beyond the work of regional ratings boards to further limit the portrayal of nudity and sexuality.

Posted 1 month ago, 17 comments

The Last of Us Part II's Final Scene Has Been Shot, According to Director

In a tease of Marvel Cinematic Universe proportions, Neil Druckman has shared an image of the final page of The Last of Us Part II's script, stating that work on the game's final scene has been completed.

Posted 1 month ago, 4 comments

Free God of War Theme Hints that "Ragnarok is Coming" in The Sequel

God of War is offering a free PS4 theme celebrating the game's first anniversary, featuring our favourite Dad and his Boi reflecting on their adventures in their trusty boat. But that boat hides some intriguing foreshadowing...

Posted 1 month ago, 3 comments

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Review: VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action

If you ever felt like tending bar in a videogame world, VA-11 HALL-A is the visual novel for you. Meet an eclectic mix of cyberpunk misfits as they try to find answers at the bottom of a glass.

Posted 16 days ago, 5 comments

DLC Review: Stellaris – Leviathans

Stellaris is a great entry point into grand strategy for those who love an epic space opera setting, and the Leviathans DLC adds an extra layer of depth and mystery that gives the galactic chess board some narrative weight.

Posted 21 days ago, 0 comments

Review: Jupiter & Mars
Review: Jupiter & Mars

Like it or not, we live in a time in which ethical concerns are making their way into video game narratives. Jupiter and Mars chooses to tackle the growing problem of plastic in our oceans. But is it fun to play?

Posted 22 days ago, 2 comments

Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 Review

Life is Strange 2 is the long-awaited sequel to a game that has over time become a fan favourite for its emotional narrative about love, loss and nascent superpowers. How does the first true sequel stack up against expectations?

Posted 8 months ago, 6 comments

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Review

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is supposed to be the culmination of Lara Croft's journey into her adventuress form. Yet the game, while fun and competent, fails to reach new heights and goes out with a fizzle rather than a bang.

Posted 8 months ago, 15 comments

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Poll: What Difficulty Mode Do You Like To Play On?

Unless you have been living under a rock, you may have noticed the gaming community having a big blowout about difficulty levels in gaming. We just have a simple question: Given the choice, what do you choose?

Posted 1 month ago, 28 comments

New Trophies Revealed for Assassin's Creed Odyssey

We have just picked up new trophies for Assassin's Creed Odyssey. There are 5 trophies, 1 of which are hidden.

Posted 1 month ago, 0 comments

Poll: What's Your Most Anticipated PS4 Game of April 2019?

Another month is coming to an end, so it's time we look ahead to April's release calendar. It's a quieter month than the last few, but it's not entirely lacking some exciting new games. What are you looking forward to?

Posted 1 month ago, 25 comments

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

It's a new month, and it's going to be another busy one for new releases. What will you be playing this weekend to start the month off right? Dead or Alive 6 just came out, and The Division 2 has an open beta ahead of release.

Posted 2 months ago, 21 comments

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Whatever your situation, we hope you get a least a little bit of time this weekend to kick back and enjoy some gaming. Will you be sampling something new, tackling the backlog or chilling out with an old favourite? Let us know!

Posted 3 months ago, 29 comments

Poll: Has PlayStation's 2018 Success Changed Your View on VR?

The PlayStation VR has had an undeniably good run in the past few months, and the latest industry data shows that it's pretty much dominating the VR headset market. Has its success changed your mind on the headset?

Posted 4 months ago, 12 comments

Wandersong Trophy List Revealed

We have just picked new trophies for Wandersong. There are 20 trophies, all of which are hidden

Posted 4 months ago, 0 comments

Ten DLCs That Totally Changed The Story

While the relative merits and disadvantages of substantial extra content can be debated, there's certainly been a few expansions that are near-essential to the main game's narrative. Here are some of the most significant.

Posted 4 months ago, 10 comments

Poll: Which Game Studio Would You Like To See Split From Their Publisher?

One of the biggest stories of the day is the fact that Bungie have not only parted ways with Activision Blizzard, but they have managed to do so while retaining the Destiny IP. Which studios would you love to see follow suit?

Posted 4 months ago, 21 comments

The Easiest PlayStation 4 Platinums of 2018

2018 was a banner year for expansive AAA titles, bold new indies and inventive VR -- but it was also a year chock full of quick and easy trophy lists for those of us inclined to chase that silverware.

Posted 4 months ago, 16 comments

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