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Review Hogwarts Legacy (PS5) - A Harry Potter Dream Come True
Yer finally a wizard
For so many bookworms of the late 1990s to mid 2000s, Hogwarts Legacy is something of a dream game. After a long line of bang-average licensed titles, developer Avalanche Software is finally letting Potterheads realise their ambitions of attending Hogwarts, taking classes, and exploring the castle without restraint. It's a...
News Hnngh! Hogwarts Legacy PS5, PS4 Launch Trailer Teases a Truly Magical Adventure
Yer a wizard at last
It’s almost upon us! If, like this author, you’ve been waiting a lifetime for a game like Hogwarts Legacy – well, it’s little more than a week away. And this launch trailer is sure to push your enthusiasm over the edge: it’s generally light on story spoilers, but it sets the scene for a truly magical adventure, which...
News Side Quests in Hogwarts Legacy Can Be Tackled in Non-Linear Order, Over 100 in Total
Spoiled for choice
Hogwarts Legacy's release date of 10th February is right around the corner, and as the appointed time approaches, we learn more about the many mysteries in store for us. Like any good RPG, expect to spend a significant amount of time off the beaten path, engaging in side quests that, at least on paper, sound like they might have...
News Chill Out with This Official Hogwarts Legacy ASMR Video
What better way to start the weekend than with a chill exploration of Hogwarts, the famous school of witchcraft and wizardry, and the setting (obviously) for the upcoming Hogwarts Legacy? As relaxing as the sounds and scenes of a late winter afternoon in the wizarding world can be, we are just kind of amazed this is an official release...
News CGI Hogwarts Legacy Trailer Tours the Castle Grounds
Acceptance letters distributed
The marketing surrounding Hogwarts Legacy is really starting to kick into gear now as Warner Bros publishes a CGI trailer that tours the castle grounds ahead of the PS5 title's 10th February 2023 release date. From the perspective of an owl, you'll first fly in between the towers and turrets of the famous school, and...
News Try Gotham Knights for Free in New PS Plus Premium Trial
Play it for one hour
A newly uploaded PS Plus Premium trial allows you to sample the first hour of Gotham Knights. Anyone subscribed to the highest tier of PS Plus can head over to the PS Store and start downloading the client, allowing them to experience the fantastic openi
News Hogwarts Legacy Game Length, Side Puzzles Revealed in Leaked Art Book
70 hours for 100% completion
A standard playthrough of Hogwarts Legacy will take around 35 hours to complete according to details sourced from a leaked art book. If you're going for 100 per cent completion, though, with all side quests completed, it's claimed you will need to set aside roughly 70 hours. These estimates can always vary, of course,...
News Suicide Squad Leak Reveals Live Service Elements Like a Battle Pass, More
Battle Pass apparently "focused on cosmetic items"
To say it's coming out in May this year, we've seen extremely little of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Hopefully we get some official updates soon, because leaks are now starting to emerge about Rocksteady's upcoming action game. A new image of a test build of the title has appeared online,...
News Hogwarts Legacy on PS5 Supports 30fps, 60fps, and VRR
Pick your poison
A Warner Bros support page has revealed Hogwarts Legacy will include two different graphical modes on PS5: one will run at 30 frames-per-second while the other "targets" 60fps. In addition, if your TV supports the feature, you will be able to utilise variable refresh rates. This is only for the PS5 version, with the edition...
News Simon Pegg Revealed as the Voice of Hogwarts Legacy's Headmaster
Pegg plays Phineas Nigellus Black
Simon Pegg, the star of movies like Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, has been confirmed as the voice behind Hogwarts Legacy headmaster Phineas Nigellus Black. Considered to be the worst headmaster in the entire history of Hogwarts, the video above captures Pegg's performance with clips from the booth and voice lines...
Review Back 4 Blood (PS5) - Raising a Co-Op Classic from the Dead
Right 4 Dead
Republished on Wednesday, 11th January, 2023: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of January 2023's PS Plus line up. The original text follows. This isn’t Left 4 Dead 3. But it is Left 4 Dead 3. But it’s Back 4 Blood. Four survivors blast through a co-op campaign split into various acts,...
News Cosy Up to the Fireplace of Your Fave Hogwarts Legacy House
‘Tis the season to wrap up warm and use archaic language! ‘Tis also the season for fake fireplaces, because contemporary construction considers real ones hazardous! If you’re the type of person that looks to YouTube for a 4K video to make your living room feel that little more cosy, then by golly does Hogwarts Legacy have a treat...
News Black Adam Variant Lets You Play as The Rock in MultiVersus on PS5, PS4
Game of Thrones map also added
Black Adam was added to free-to-play fighter MultiVersus a little while ago, coinciding with the release of the movie. The version in the game is an original design based mainly on the comics, but if you'd rather a more Hollywood look, you're in luck. A new skin variant for the character has been added, letting you don...
News Harry Potter Game Hogwarts Legacy Looks Like Pure PS5 Magic in Huge Showcase
Broom traversal! Customisable Room of Requirement! Dark arts!
Hogwarts Legacy is looking like a dream game, and this latest gameplay showcase has done little to dissuade our opinion. The footage starts off by showcasing traversal, both on broom and mount – in this instance, a Hippogriff. You’ll be able to upgrade and customise your broom, but...
News Hogwarts Legacy Delayed to April on PS4 While PS5 Version Goes Gold
Ready or not
Update (14/12/22): Following the below announcement regarding the PS4 version of Hogwarts Legacy, developer Avalanche has provided an update on the PS5 release. The current-gen version of the game, which is on track to launch in February, has officially gone gold, meaning the game is essentially finished. We imagine the time between now...
News Open the Book on More Hogwarts Legacy PS5, PS4 Gameplay This Week
Broom flight! Advanced combat! Room of Requirement!
We’re nearing the Christmas break, but that isn’t stopping publishers from opening up about their upcoming games. Hogwarts Legacy, fresh from a fairly meaty reveal just a few short weeks ago, is getting a second gameplay showcase on 14th December at 10AM PST. If you’re not sure what time that...
News NetherRealm's Ed Boon Teases Next Game Launches in 2023
And we'll learn more fairly soon
Ed Boon, the face of NetherRealm Studios, likes to leave hints every now and again. The developer is known for making Mortal Kombat and the DC fighting series, Injustice, and fans have been eagerly anticipating whatever NetherRealm comes up with next. Last month, Boon said the studio's next title will be either...
News Suicide Squad Dated for 26th May on PS5
Kevin Conroy plays Batman
It was revealed at The Game Awards that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will release for PS5 on 26th May 2023. Revealed in a new cutscene, it was also announced the late Kevin Conroy will voice Batman in the game. He very sadly passed away after voicing the character for over 30 years last month. Check out the new...
News Hogwarts Legacy Is Now Putting Out Music Videos
From a 54-piece orchestra
You've had the ASMR, so now it is time for the music videos. The marketing lead-up to Hogwarts Legacy outside of its standard trailers hasn't exactly been of the usual type, with relaxing audio set to backdrops of Hogwarts castle posted to YouTube, and now official music videos. What this really is is a live capture of a...
News Stage a Heroic Assault in Free Gotham Knights Update for PS5
Gotham Knights has been going for less than half-price of late, and right on time Warner Bros has released a free update for the PS5 brawler. Four-player mode Heroic Assault was technically announced prior to launch, but is available to download and enjoy now. As previously mentioned, this isn’t DLC or paid content – if you own the...
News Hogwarts Legacy's Autumnal ASMR Will Keep Your Thanksgiving Cosy
Fall or nothing
Warner Bros has published another ASMR video from upcoming open world wizarding outing Hogwarts Legacy. This time the footage has a crisp autumnal theme, with leaves rustling in a gentle breeze, and a hazy colour palette overall. Once again, the ambient sound effects and overall mixing is excellent, although we’re still uncertain...
News Midway Legend Ed Boon Isn't Giving Much Away About NetherRealm's Next Move
It'll be Injustice or Mortal Kombat
The next game from NetherRealm Studios will be Injustice 3 or Mortal Kombat 12, according to a typically tongue-in-cheek creative director Ed Boon. Of course, while there were some brief (and presumably unfounded) rumours regarding the possibility of some kind of Marvel game – despite the developer being under...
News Free-to-Play Phenom MultiVersus Adds Marvin the Martian, More
Season 2 is underway from today
The white-hot buzz surrounding Super Smash Bros-style platform fighter MultiVersus has cooled quite a lot since its launch during the summer, but it’s still a fun free-to-play brawler that’s worth the storage space on either your PS5 or PS4. It’s been a long time coming, but Season 2 is underway starting today...
News Hogwarts Legacy's Platinum Trophy Will Have You Scouring Every Inch of the School Grounds
Hogwarts Legacy is rapidly shaping up to be one of 2023's heavy hitters, regardless of whether you are a die-hard Potter fan or not. We recently got more than 45 minutes of PS5 gameplay, and, if you will excuse the pun, the game looks like pure magic. If that wasn't enough to quicken your pulse, the complete Trophy list for the...
News Hogwarts Legacy Looks Like Another Magical PS5, PS4 Open World
Well, owl be damned
God of War Ragnarok may now be available, but there are no shortage of titles to look forward to. One release lingering tantalisingly on the horizon is Hogwarts Legacy, and developer Avalanche has decided to refuel our enthusiasm with over 40 minutes of PS5 gameplay footage, spanning the character creator all the way through to a...
News Hogwarts Legacy Will Reveal New Gameplay Tomorrow
In a special gameplay showcase
Avalanche Software will share a new gameplay showcase of Hogwarts Legacy tomorrow (Friday, 11th November 2022) on its Twitch and YouTube channels. Starting at 6pm GMT / 10am PT / 1pm ET, we'll be given a "small tour of Hogwarts Castle" as well as a look at the character creator system, UI, and combat. A few different...
News Black Adam Makes His Explosive MultiVersus Gameplay Debut
All hail the Thunder King
Black Adam is the answer to the age-old DC universe question: Who, of all its many antagonists, could go blow-for-blow with Superman? Now you can reenact the struggles of this titanic twosome, as Black Adam is now available to play in MultiVersus. In case you have been living under a rock (heh) and didn't know, there is a...
Poll What Review Score Would You Give Gotham Knights?
Give it a rating, Bats
Now the dust has somewhat settled on Gotham Knights following a very interesting release period, it is time for you to share what review score you'd give it. Presuming you've at least played its opening hours, how are you feeling about the open worlder one week after launch? The latest Push Square poll is designed to sample...
News Rocksteady Co-Founders Depart, But Suicide Squad 'Nearly Finished'
To pursue "new adventure in gaming"
Rocksteady co-founders Sefton Hill and Jamie Walker have today announced that they will be leaving the studio at the end of this year to pursue a "new adventure in gaming". Best known for their work on the Batman: Arkham series, Hill served as the director of all the mainline entries while Walker was studio...
News Shazam! Black Adam Storms MultiVersus This Week in Major Update
Arcade mode also inbound
As was teased back in August, Black Adam is the latest character joining MultiVersus. The game isn't short of DC superheroes, but what's one more? Coinciding with the Dwayne Johnson movie, the anti-hero will be appearing in the game following the next major update. That's scheduled for later this week, so it'll all be...
Poll Did You Buy Gotham Knights?
A caped crusade
It's been a long time coming, but we finally have a new Batman Arkham game on PlayStation. Well, kind of. Gotham Knights is very much its own thing — a co-op enabled adventure featuring Bruce Wayne's crime-fighting protégés. We quite liked this one, giving it a respectable 7/10 in our Gotham Knights PS5 review. Other reviews,...
News Critics Are Divided Over More Than Just Gotham Knights PS5 Performance
Time for a vibe check
Gotham Knights has turned out to be a surprisingly divisive title, with sentiment seemingly shifting ever since we learned that, despite ditching a PS4 version, the game would only run at 30fps on PS5. This would, in turn, become a more prominent topic within the PlayStation community once we learned that A Plague Tale: Requiem
Review Gotham Knights (PS5) - It's Actually Pretty Good
Return to Arkham
Sometimes, reviewing a game under embargo feels a lot like the famous Jose Mourinho phrase: "If I speak, I am in big trouble." Not just with the publisher, but also those fuelling the narrative that Gotham Knights is a bad game before it's even out. Warner Bros. Games Montreal's latest has continually been thrown under a bus in the...
News Gotham Knights Gameplay Overview Brings the Hype Ahead of Launch
The release of Gotham Knights is almost upon us, and while a lot has been written about the game's technical performance in recent days, the gameplay that is the core experience continues to look pretty awesome. Today we learned more about the title as a whole in a new overview trailer. The heart of Gotham Knights is its...
News Despite Scrapping PS4, Gotham Knights Is Just 30fps on PS5
Many have criticised the extended period of cross-gen releases we’ve seen on PS5, but slowly we’re beginning to see more new-gen exclusive titles. Gotham Knights is one such game: originally scheduled to release on PS4 as well, developer Warner Bros Montreal ultimately scrapped the last-gen version in order to realise its vision...
News Gotham Knights Gets 4-Player Co-Op Mode Heroic Assault a Month After Launch
Separate from the main game
Gotham Knights is currently brooding on the edge of its 21st October release date, and the superhero action game will let you play solo or with one other player. However, with a main cast of four heroes — Batgirl, Nightwing, Robin, and Red Hood — some fans have been holding out for a way to team up as a foursome...
News Stripe Takes His Revenge in Latest MultiVersus Gameplay Trailer
Time to finish this
Yesterday we brought you news of MultiVersus' latest big update and the reveal of that terror of our childhood years, Stripe, the primary antagonist of the first Gremlins movie. Today, we got a new trailer, showing off the diminutive demon in action. Stripe uses various implements of bodily harm to deal damage and fulfil his...
News MultiVersus Major Update Adds New Character Stripe, Halloween Event, More
Gremlins baddie joins the fight
Today sees the arrival of the latest big update to MultiVersus. The free-to-play fighter is still going strong, and developer Player First Games is ready to throw yet another playable character into the arena. Stripe, antagonist of the movie Gremlins, will be introduced with this new update. The unhinged creature...
News Gotham Knights Cinematic Launch Trailer Airs Out the Bat-Family's Inner Demons
Alfred gives a pep talk
Robin, Batgirl, Red Hood, and Nightwing make up the playable roster of heroes in Gotham Knights, and it seems they're all struggling a bit. Launching on 21st October, WB Games has just released a new cinematic trailer, outlining the inner reflection the Bat-Family is going through. Each character is shown in turn, stylishly...
News Beware, Gotham Knights Spoilers Are Popping Up Online
Ignorance is bliss
We'd heard some murmurings that story spoilers for Gotham Knights were beginning to float around online, but now we have confirmation. The source? An art book, of all things, has been shipped early to some customers, which contains major story spoilers. Executive producer on Gotham Knights,
News Gotham Knights' PS5 Platinum Will Keep You Busy
More than a long weekend
Gotham Knights’ Trophy list has emerged ahead of the game’s release later in the month, and while it looks achievable – well, expect to be spending a lot of time on the titular city’s drizzly streets. You’ll unlock a chunk of gongs simply for playing through the campaign, but there are several collectibles to...
News Ed Boon: We Haven't Made the Last Mortal Kombat Yet
Series will continue to evolve and innovate
Mortal Kombattt! The series celebrates its 30th anniversary today – but creator Ed Boon has confirmed we haven’t seen the last of the iconic fighting franchise. Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with the PS Blog, the industry icon admitted there’s more to come from the series, as it hasn’t...
News The Half-Vampire Blade Joins the Growing Marvel's Midnight Suns Roster
Half-human, half-vampire, all hero
Marvel's Midnight Suns are set to assemble on PS5 on 2nd December (with previous-gen versions coming at a later date), and we got a series of trailers introducing us to the Daywalker himself, the half-vampire Blade. We learn more about the character's history and see how he performs on the battlefield. You would...
News Batman's Rogues Gallery Steal the Spotlight in Epic Gotham Knights Launch Trailer
Heads will roll
Gotham Knight's release date is fast approaching, with the gritty cooperative action game coming to PS5 on the 21st October. It's interesting, then, that we got a launch trailer more than a week ahead. We will forgive this specific faux pa on account of the pure awesomeness on display here and our particular teenage nostalgia for its...
News Mortal Kombat Celebrates 30 Years of Fatalities with Mind Blowing Montage
Get over here and watch it
Mortal Kombat is celebrating 30 years of brutality, and while fans had been hoping for a new game announcement – or, perhaps, a compilation of old ones – this montage trailer will have to suffice. To be fair, it’s impressive: it segues between classic retro footage of the old arcade Mortal Kombat games and modern...
Review Injustice 2 (PS4) - Super Superhero Brawling for DC Fanatics
Loot boxes among us
Republished on Wednesday 28th September 2022: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of October's PlayStation Plus Essential lineup. The original text follows. Injustice 2 may be one of the most impressive fighting game sequels in recent memory. Following the release of Injustice: Gods Among...
Rumour The Joker, Voiced by Mark Hamill Himself, Could Be Coming to Multiversus
Turn that frown upside down
Multiversus is shaping up to be the gift that keeps on giving, especially for us angsty '90s kids, with the recent release of Gremlin's Gizmo, and the rumours of Beetlejuice entering the fray. The latest nostalgia hit allegedly coming to the excellent free-to-play title is none other than the Clown Prince of Crime...
News Rick Joins the Roster, Character Mastery Will Take Longer in Big MultiVersus Update
Wubba lubba dub-dub
Today marks the arrival of a big game update to MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter that's still technically in beta. The headline addition this time is a brand new playable character, with Rick Sanchez of Rick and Morty fame joining the roster. He got his own teaser trailer, which you can watch above. Rick is a Mage...
News Prepare to Play Through PS5's Gotham Knights a Fair Few Times
Aiming to eke every last drop of lore from Warner Bros Montreal’s upcoming superhero outing, Gotham Knights? You’ll need to strap yourself in for several playthroughs if that’s your aim! Effectively, because there are four characters to take control of, each run will provide you with a slightly different take on events. To be clear,...
News Hogwarts Legacy's Exclusive PS5, PS4 Quest Explores a Haunted Hogsmeade
Riddle me this
Warner Bros is somewhat treading water as it lurches towards Hogwarts Legacy’s long-awaited release on 10th February. But just to fill the time, here’s a glimpse of that previously announced PlayStation exclusive quest: the Haunted Hogsmeade Shop. There’s definitely a darker tone to this particular mission than we’ve seen from...