It's been over a year since the PlayStation 5 was first released. And although it may still be hard to obtain a console thanks to global supply issues, Sony have stepped up to serve current (and future!) PS5 users with new controller colour options. And they're available to buy today! Besides the standard white DualSense and relatively new Midnight Black and Cosmic Red colour ways, Sony have decided to unleash three new colours: Starlight Blue, Nova Pink and Galactic Purple. As you can see, they manage to be both vivid and understated. The colours and names are inspired by the galaxies above. The purple one is available first via the PS Store until 10th February - after that it will be available at other retailers and we'll update this page to share the cheapest place to buy it. The blue and pink versions are available to buy today and the cheapest place we've found them is at Zatu Games for £55.79 - it's worth noting there is a £2.99 delivery fee but this still saves you … [Read more...] about The new PS5 DualSense controllers are out now!
In just 24 hours, Sony Santa Monica's God of War reboot has topped over 50,000 concurrent players on Steam. According to SteamDB , the concurrent player count continues to climb since the game was released yesterday and at the time of writing, the record stands at 57,764 simultaneous players - not bad for an entirely single-player experience. In fact, in the 20 minutes since I started writing this article, the concurrent peak has increased four - no, wait, five now - times. As Matt summarised for us yesterday, God of War is the third first-party PlayStation game to launch for PC so far - Horizon: Zero Dawn and Days Gone arrived last year, and the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection is still to come . And the good news is Sony Santa Monica has done a cracking job managing the transition to PC, with Digital Foundry calling the port "simply sensational" in its recent analysis . However, God of War's creative director Cory Barlog recently said he had "no idea" if the … [Read more...] about God of War hits a concurrent peak of almost 60,000 players on Steam in just 24 hours
Speedrunner Olenoname has completed Stardew Valley in just 17 minutes. Playing the game as part of this year's Awesome Games Done Quick charity marathon, Olenoname warned viewers that "this run's gonna move pretty fast and it's gonna get started really quickly" - and they weren't wrong. As spotted by PC Gamer , instead of starting out as carefully as we would, they deleted all their tools - which saw items magically pop up in their inventory - and then threw mega bombs all over the place to chop down those trees and spawn a sneaky fast travel trip. 17 minutes later, they'd finished the game. As you might well expect, this isn't a normal playthrough, though. A clever exploit kicked off by naming the character "a very, very long list of item codes" sees you trick the NPCs into gifting things earlier than they should, such as those handy bombs. I don't want to give away all the tips and cheats here, but if you'd like to see the run in real-time and find out how they were able to … [Read more...] about This speedrunner completed Stardew Valley in just 17 minutes
Word of a new Armored Core game from FromSoftware has become even more compelling with the addition of a set of screenshots. The new screenshots were posted by ResetEra user Red Liquorice , who was also the one to share initial word on the game (which they unexpectedly encountered as part of an online consumer survey). The images are lined with blurry white text in an attempt to obscure their user-identifying watermarks, but it's still easy enough to make out what they depict. The pictures show an assortment of mecha clashing in both ranged and close quarters combat across snowy, industrial environments. According to Red Liquorice's original info , the new Armored Core will take place in "a wide variety of maps" with designs that emphasize three-dimensional movement and the massive scale of combat between giant robots. Speaking of which, the variety of mecha on display should be encouraging for sci-fi gearheads, with a number of different mechanized silhouettes toting … [Read more...] about Leaked screenshots for new Armored Core game show splashy giant robot battles
Dying Light 2 handles surprisingly well on PlayStation 4. The early build I played toward the end of last year wasn't perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but it is perfectly playable – perhaps that's all we can ask for at this stage of the game. As we push deeper into a new generation, still standing in the aftermath of Cyberpunk 2077's corrosive console release, the time for studios to begin phasing out almost decade-old hardware is surely nigh. In its own little way, Dying Light 2 seems to show that there is power to be squeezed out of the last-gen systems yet. And at the same time, the mind can only wonder at what would be possible were Techland able to focus all of its efforts into the PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X build of the game – using the improved technology to better support its rising ambitions in the open-world space, rather that splitting its attention across a multitude of platforms. Key Info Game Dying Light 2 Techland Publisher In-house Platforms … [Read more...] about Dying Light 2 shows that there’s power to be squeezed from last-gen consoles yet
This year's Call of Duty could be coming as early as October, as claimed by journalist Tom Henderson, who has built a reputable history of leaking information surrounding Call of Duty and other major franchises. In a tweet on January 13 , Henderson reports of hearing "rumblings" that this fall's Call of Duty game, which is presumed to be a follow-up to Modern Warfare 2019 , could be pushed ahead one month early for an October release. The leaker claims this change would be due to Call of Duty: Vanguard's poor sales. While Vanguard did top the PlayStation Store sales charts in North America and Europe for its November launch, the overall sales were in a bit of a decline over last year's numbers for Black Ops Cold War. Henderson also added that the early launch of Call of Duty 2022 would bring a "big" update to Call of Duty: Warzone shortly after. However, this Warzone report seems to follow suit with past titles, as Raven Software integrated both 2020's Black Ops Cold War … [Read more...] about Call Of Duty 2022 Rumored To Arrive Early Due To Poor Vanguard Sales