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29th November 2021

15:45
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PlayStation Partner Awards 2021 Celebrates Hit Games This Week

Sony's industry event returns.The annual PlayStation Partner Awards are happening this week in Japan, taking place on the 2nd and 3rd December. The event highlights hit games that released this year, with Sony handing out awards to the developers.To be clear, this has never been a consumer-focused show like The Game Awards. It's very much an industry thing, so don't expect any big announcements or updates. That said, at previous Partner Awards, attending developers have been known to share some details on upcoming projects. Again, though, we wouldn't get your hopes up for anything significant.Read…

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29th November 2021

14:49
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Sony has patented a PlayStation controller for your mobile phone

It looks like Sony has patented a new PlayStation-style controller for use with your mobile device.Per VGC, a patent was recently filed by Sony Interactive Entertainment's Japanese branch, and the document details hardware that would fit onto either side of your device, using its screen as the display in the middle. It sort of looks a bit like a Nintendo Switch, or the Backbone One that's been so popular with iPhone users.The patent suggests Sony is looking at a DualShock-inspired design, rather than something based on the PS5's DualSense. The design is made up of “a left side grip portion…

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29th November 2021

14:30
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Mini Review Evil Genius 2 World Domination PS5 A Compelling CatStroking Tycoon Title

Excellent.Evil Genius 2: World Domination pairs traditional tycoon gameplay with tactics to create one of the more unique strategy titles on the market. As one of four cat-stroking wrong’uns, your task is to build an evil underground empire in a spy-fi thriller that, when executed effectively, will see the world bow to your reprehensible plans. You must build fortified vaults to contain your glittering paddocks of gold, and even a training room where you can upgrade vanilla minions into thugs capable of carrying out your nefarious deeds.As you progress you’ll add scientists and technicians…

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29th November 2021

14:18
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Halo Infinites head of design promises progression fixes are top of the list

Are you one of the millions of people who picked up Halo Infinite multiplayer since it launched out of the blue a few weeks back? If yes, then you've probably also noticed the frankly glacial pace at which you earn rewards and progress through the game's (now controversial) battle pass.Well, rest assured: developer 343 Industries is working on it. The head of design on Halo Infinite, Jerry Hook, has said he understands the complaints of the community and fixing progression will be at the forefront of development efforts in the weeks ahead.“Yes, I am still playing Halo and feeling everyone’s…

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29th November 2021

13:09
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Battlefield 2042s dumbest glitch lets you negate smoke grenades

We've seen a fair share of Battlefield 2042 glitches and technical problems, some that even lead to awkward bugs. But this is just, well, dumb.Just recently, we got introduced to a bug that allows Specialist Dozer to phase through walls by turning down the game's graphics settings. As we pointed out at the time, this isn't something you'll likely to get much use out of.It turns out, there's another glitch you can replicate that also involves going into the game's menus. Reddit user Jagsfootball51 came upon a major problem that instantly negates the effects of smoke grenades. Read more

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29th November 2021

13:00
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Guide Cyber Monday PS5 PS4 Deals 2021 All Offers on Consoles Games PS Plus and Accessories

Tis the season.Cyber Monday 2021 has arrived, and PlayStation fans can expect some savings as we head into sale season. While PS5 stock remains scarce as we approach the holidays, there are still plenty of bargains when it comes to Sony's consoles and their games. The big Cyber Monday sale has now arrived following Black Friday, and so we've gathered everything together for your convenience.Below, we'll be presenting all the best Cyber Monday PS5 and PS4 deals we can find, including any offers on consoles, games, PS Plus, accessories, and more. We've also answered some common questions you might…

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29th November 2021

12:00
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PS Store End of Year Deals Sale Is Live Now Discounts Hundreds of PS5 PS4 Games

Assassin's Creed Valhalla! Lost in Random! Dreams!Black Friday? What's that? Reeks of old news to us. Sony's certainly ready to move on from the huge PlayStation Store Black Friday sale, and it's replacing it with, you guessed it, another massive sale. PS Store's End of Year Deals promotion gets started today, and is live from now through to 22nd December. That gives you nearly a full month to make some last-minute savings before the year is done. So, what's included?In terms of AAA titles, Assassin's Creed Valhalla seems to be a winner; it's only £29.99 / $23.99, and that nets you the PS5 and…

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29th November 2021

10:00
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Battlefield 2042 is the worstrated mainline entry in series history

Battlefield 2042's launch has been off to a rough start in a lot of ways, and it looks like all the game's woes have been reflected in its critical score, setting a new record low for the series.Battlefield games have always had rough launches, and some even suffered from a lack of focus, but nowhere are those problems more prevalent than in Battlefield 2042. DICE's latest shooter is now sitting at a 64-71 Metacritic score.The overall score varies per platform, as it tends to do. The lowest is the Xbox Series X/S version at 64, followed by PS5 at a slightly higher 68. PC leads with a 71. Read…

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29th November 2021

09:45
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UK Sales Charts Black Friday Discounts a Boon for Guardians of the Galaxy FIFA 22

Every 1's A Winner.Black Friday, which lasts basically the whole of November if you ask retailers, has once again had an impact on the UK's physical games charts. While not as successful as last year — GamesIndustry.biz notes a 10 per cent decline in sales compared to the same weekend in 2020 — there are still a handful of games bouncing up the chart thanks to discounts.While Nintendo has unsurprisingly cleaned up here, some multiplatform games on PlayStation 5 and PS4 reap the benefits too. FIFA 22 is back up in second place, and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy moves from 17th all the way…

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29th November 2021

01:00
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End of Year Deals promotion comes to PlayStation Store

PlayStation Store welcomes the End of Year Deals promotion on Monday, November 29. For a limited time* enjoy discounts on titles such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Deluxe PS4 & PS5, Jurassic World Evolution and Days Gone – Digital Deluxe Edition. 270 FS Points 2K Ball N’ Brawl Bundle 36 Fragments of Midnight 550 FS Points […]

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28th November 2021

23:45
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Guide New PS5 PS4 Games This Week 29th November to 5th December

Solar Ash! Chorus! Cricket!What new PS5 and PS4 games are releasing in physical retailers and as part of the PlayStation Store update this week? Unsurprisingly, it's not a busy week for new releases, now that we're on the wrong side of Thanksgiving. But there's still Solar Ash to look forward to. For a full list of all new PS5 game release dates in 2021 and all new PS4 game release dates in 2021, click through the links.USA2nd DecemberRead the full article on pushsquare.com

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28th November 2021

19:05
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Farming Simulator 22 has more Steam players than Battlefield 2042

Perhaps you've heard some of the complaints about Battlefield 2042: the game's excessive bullet spread/bloom, myriad hit detection woes, XP farming spots, and missing features.It seems the long list of issues with the game has affected the title's popularity somewhat – there'd have been a time a new Battlefield game, when it comes to the Thanksgiving weekend, would have dominated the charts. But now, as per SteamDB (via PCGamesN), Giants Software’s Farming Simulator 22 is apparently a more popular game than EA latest FPS jaunt.Farming Simulator 2022 has had a peak concurrent player…

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28th November 2021

17:15
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13 Sentinels Aegis Rim coming to Nintendo Switch next year

The latest game from 2D animation specialist Vanillaware and publisher Atlus – 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim – is coming to Nintendo Switch on April 12, 2022.The game, a well-acclaimed release that's part visual novel, part light puzzle, and part RTS, will be making its Nintendo Switch debut next year after a strong performance on PS4. Today, Atlus has also announced that the game has shipped an impressive 500,000 sales worldwide to date.Sentinel No. 13: Activated. Are you ready to re『 START 』? 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim comes to Nintendo Switch on April 12, 2022! pic.twitter.com/FwtIOIjCrl…

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28th November 2021

12:00
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Marvel MMO in Development at DC Universe Online Team

Marvelous.An investor presentation has prematurely revealed that the developer of DC Universe Online is working on a Marvel MMO. Dimensional Ink Studios, which is the Texas-based division of the Daybreak Game Company, is heading up the project, with ex-Cryptic Studios co-founder Jack Emmert leading the charge.Unfortunately, that’s all we know right now. Daybreak Game Company had worked on a Marvel MMO before, but it was cancelled in 2018. This new project is listed as “longer-term”, so is presumably some ways away. Meanwhile, work still continues on DC Universe Online, which will receive…

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28th November 2021

11:39
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13 Sentinels Aegis Rim Switch Port amp 2nd Anniversary Stream Summary

Atlus and Vanillaware announced on November 28 during the 13 Sentinels Aegis Rim 2nd anniversary stream that the game will be ported to Nintendo Switch. 13 Sentinels Aegis Rim Switch release date The Switch port of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim will be out in Japan on April 14, 2022. Stay tuned as we’ll get a ... The post 13 Sentinels Aegis Rim Switch Port & 2nd Anniversary Stream Summary by Iyane Agossah appeared first on DualShockers.

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27th November 2021

17:00
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Guide Upcoming PS5 PS4 Games for December 2021 and January 2022

Chorus! Among Us! Rainbow Six Extraction!Believe it or not, we're now in the final month of 2021 and looking ahead to the new year. Pretty much all of this year's major games for PlayStation 5 and PS4 are out, and it seems as though things will be quietening down in December and January. That's not to say there's nothing to look forward to, though — as always, there are plenty of exciting titles on the horizon. Let's have a look, shall we?Read the full article on pushsquare.com

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27th November 2021

14:15
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Dying Light 2 Wont Infect Much of Your PS5s SSD

Dead good.The trend of smaller-than-expected file sizes on the PlayStation 5 continues, with Dying Light 2: Stay Human weighing in at just 21GB. This is pre-patch so could bloat come its delayed 4th February launch, but is obviously quite small for a major AAA open world game. Sony’s vaunted Kraken compression technology has been generally driving a lot of file sizes down of late, as promised by architect Mark Cerny prior to release.The figure comes courtesy of PlayStation Game Size on Twitter, an account which does a brilliant job of crawling PlayStation’s servers for game data and information.…

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27th November 2021

14:00
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Rust Console Edition Expands with Bigger Maps Tech Trees and More

Feelin' rusty.Rust Console Edition, one of the Best PS4 Survival Games, has expanded with its Devastation Unleashed update. Available now on the PlayStation 4, this revision adds some key features to the core experience, including Tech Trees and larger maps of up to three kilometres in size. This should give you a bit more space to settle down.The new Tech Trees provide a little more control over the items that suit your playstyle. “No longer will players have to rely on spending their scrap on a random tiered blueprint at the workbench, players can now unlock the items they need the most,”…

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27th November 2021

13:15
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PS Vita Exclusives Freedom Wars Soul Sacrifice to Have Servers Shuttered

Sacrificial.Two high-profile PS Vita exclusives, Freedom Wars and Soul Sacrifice, will have their servers deactivated on 24th December, 2021. Both titles, published by Sony in response to its loss of Monster Hunter exclusivity, were built around co-operative play, and maintained relatively dedicated communities to this day.While you can still play both games locally using adhoc connectivity, you’ll obviously need to know someone who owns a PS Vita and a copy of the games in order to set that up. This will naturally make some of the release’s Trophies difficult to unlock. It’s also worth…

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27th November 2021

11:00
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Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend Issue 404

Turkey edition.For our American readers, we sincerely hope you’re enjoying the holidays, and had a happy Thanksgiving celebration. For everyone else, well, we hope you’re having a great week, too. Shall we WAYP?Sammy Barker, EditorI'm having a blast with Mafia: Definitive Edition, a game that's been in my backlog since it launched last year. I probably should be preparing my Game of the Year votes, but I simply can't resist finishing this.Read the full article on pushsquare.com

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26th November 2021

23:45
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Rumour PS Plus PS5 PS4 Games for December 2021 Leaked Early

It's time for Godfall.PS Plus' selection of PlayStation 5 and PS4 games for December 2021 look to have leaked early, with reliable French website Dealabs getting the jump once more. The free PS5, PS4 games included in December 2021's update aren't due to be announced until 1st December due to the way the dates fall, but the site in question says we can expect the following:Godfall (PS5, PS4)Mortal Shell (PS4)LEGO DC Super-Villains (PS4)The website has such a reliable track record with PS Plus leaks at this point that we don't think there's any point doubting this potential lineup. This is as good…

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