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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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Spider-Man's Turf Wars DLC is Now Available

The second segment of Spider-Man's "The City That Never Sleeps" expansion is now available to purchase, download and play. This means that the extra trophies that we picked up last week are now obtainable.

Posted 13 hours ago, 0 comments

Amazon UK Black Friday: God of War for £21, Shadow of the Colossus for £13

A small handful of deals have appeared on Amazon UK as part of Black Friday. God of War is down to a meagre £21, while Shadow of the Colossus is just £13. You can check out all of the Amazon UK deals we've found below.

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New PlayStation Releases: November 19th – November 23rd

This week sees the delayed launch of Battlefield V, the hotly anticipated VR rhythm game Beat Saber and the perennial Farming Simulator -- as well as a bunch of smaller titles. Will you be picking any of these up?

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Black Friday: Discounts on PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now

As always, Black Friday is offering discounts not just on digital games but on subscription services too. PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now are no exception, and there's even a little discount on PS Vue in the US as well.

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Legacy of the First Blade Trophies Revealed

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

Posted 3 days ago, 2 comments

PlayStation Are Skipping E3 Next Year, Breaking a 24 Year Tradition

Sony have announced that they are not going to bring anything PlayStation related to E3 this year -- no show floor presence and no conference. It's a surprising move following the cancellation of PSX in December too.

Posted 4 days ago, 6 comments

Black Friday PlayStation VR Deals: Bundle With Astro Bot For Just £179.99

You know Black Friday has kicked off when Amazon storms in with the biggest price slash yet. Amazon UK currently has a deal on the PlayStation VR and Astro Bot Rescue Mission bundle for just £179.99.

Posted 4 days ago, 0 comments

Overwatch Free Trial Discovered, Starting on November 20th

A new product has appeared on the North American PlayStation Store which suggests that Overwatch is getting a free trial next week, despite no announcement from Blizzard at the time of writing.

Posted 5 days ago, 2 comments

PlayStation 5: Square Enix Artist Claims To Be Working On A PS5 Title

More evidence that the PlayStation 5 is just around the corner (and that it will be called PS5), as a Square Enix employee adds a reference to a "New AAA title for PS5" to their work credits on LinkedIn.

Posted 5 days ago, 5 comments

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Patch 1.07 Live Today, New Trophy Obtainable

A new Assassin's Creed Odyssey update launching this afternoon introduces a lot of the new features mentioned in the November update video, and also adds the Divine Intervention quest leading to a new trophy.

Posted 5 days ago, 0 comments

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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 1 month ago, 5 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 2 months ago, 15 comments

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Poll: If PUBG Comes To PlayStation 4 Next Month, Will You Play It?

There are strong rumours that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is headed to PlayStation 4 next month, but it's been a long time since PUBG was the Battle Royale game on anyone's mind. Will you be picking it up?

Posted 11 days ago, 22 comments

Poll: Which November PS4 Release Are You Most Excited For?

We're into a new month, which means this week's poll is all about the games you are excited about that are releasing in the coming weeks. HITMAN 2, Battlefield V, Spyro and Fallout 76 are all fighting for our attention.

Posted 18 days ago, 21 comments

PS Plus Spotlight: The Bridge

If you've been a PS Plus subscriber for a while, chances are you've built up a pile of interesting curios thanks to PlayStation's generous quantity of free games each month. We want to celebrate some of the hidden gems.

Posted 1 month ago, 0 comments

Poll: Which Unfortunate Famous Actors Do You Want to Murder in HITMAN 2?

HITMAN 2 is getting an Elusive Target played by Sean Bean, an actor most famous for always playing a character that gets killed off. He's far from the only deathly artist to take to the screen, though -- who else can we murder?

Posted 1 month ago, 14 comments

Poll: Will You Change Your PSN Name If Given the Chance?

Another Friday, another poll! This week we've heard fresh rumours that PSN Name Changes are imminent with developers hastily patching their games to allow for it. If the rumours are true, will you change your name?

Posted 1 month ago, 51 comments

Poll: Which October New Release Are You Looking Forward To The Most?

This week we're looking ahead to October's biggest releases. What are you picking up, if anything at all? Has your friendly neighbourhood pollster missed a whole bunch of obvious titles yet again? Find out here!

Posted 1 month ago, 38 comments

Analysis: Beyond The Walking Dead, No One Has Been Playing Telltale Games

How did Telltale crumble? Our analysis shows that despite critical acclaim and fan hype, the company never even got close to the success of its most famous creation, the first season of The Walking Dead.

Posted 1 month ago, 28 comments

Ten Games We'd Love to See on the PlayStation Classic

Sony have announced the PlayStation Classic, a mini PS1 arriving this holiday season. Five of 20 preloaded games have been announced - what else do you want to see on the device to justify a purchase?

Posted 1 month ago, 18 comments

Poll: What's Your Opinion on Final Fantasy VIII?

Final Fantasy is getting a whole bunch of cross-platform remasters and re-releases in the coming months, but while VII and IX are represented, the middle child remains neglected. Was it really so forgettable?

Posted 2 months ago, 36 comments

If Everyone is Playing Skyrim VR, Why Aren't They Unlocking More Trophies?

Sony recently revealed that Skyrim VR is the "most played" VR game on their proprietary headset. Yet our statistics show that Skyrim VR players are getting nowhere in the trophy list. So what are they all up to?

Posted 2 months ago, 15 comments

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