Ubisoft’s latest free-to-play shooter XDefiant gets cross-play test this week


XDefiant, the one-time Tom Clancy branded free-to-play shooter from Ubisoft, is holding another closed Insider test later this week, this one marking the first time cross-platform play will be available on consoles and PC. XDefiant – previously described as a 6v6 mash-up of Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, and The Division – was initially announced as … Read more

Horizon Forbidden West, The Quarry, More Join PlayStation Plus Extra And Premium Catalog


Those subscribed to PlayStation Plus’ Extra and Premium tiers have an impressive batch of new monthly games coming next week. That includes some of 2022’s strongest titles, such as Horizon Forbidden West and Supermassive Games’ summer camp slasher, The Quarry. Old-school RPG fans will be especially pleased to see the new PlayStation 1 classics joining … Read more

Wild Hearts dev pledges performance improvements following early access criticism


Wild Hearts developer Omega Force has pledged to address performance issues reported by players taking advantage of EA’s 10-hour early access offer ahead of this Friday’s release. Wild Hearts is, of course, Omega Force and publisher EA’s spin on Monster Hunter, setting players loose in the land of Azuma, a kind of fantastical feudal Japan, … Read more

Wild Hearts Review – Hunting with the Best


Wild Hearts Review Ok, let’s push this elephant in the room right out of the way. There’s a lot of similarity between Wild Hearts and Monster Hunter. You’d be forgiven for thinking that Koei Tecmo’s Wild Hearts is just a knockoff of Capcom’s popular franchise, but you’d be wrong. Dismissing Wild Hearts as a wannabe … Read more

Here’s that Five Nights at Freddy’s cookbook you’ve always dreamed about


If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. And it’s “packed with mouthwatering recipes that are hauntingly delicious”. Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write: a Five Nights at Freddy’s cookbook is set to release in September 2023. The official Five Night … Read more

Early Destiny 2 Lightfall preloads are locking out PS5 players


  Bungie is currently investigating an issue where the early preload of Destiny 2’s upcoming expansion, Lightfall, is locking players out of the game entirely. Right now, it seems as though the issue is chiefly affecting those on PS5 and players that don’t delete and reinstall the game may find themselves locked out completely until … Read more

Check out the World of Sanctuary in this new Diablo 4 BTS video series


“The art style in Diablo 4 is shadowed and macabre, reminiscent of Diablo 2.” Picture: Blizzard Entertainment. Blizzard has published the first of its “Inside the Game” featurettes, a new video series to get you into the mood for Diablo 4 when it releases later this year. In what Blizzard calls the “first in a … Read more

Sons of the Forest sells over 2m copies in just 24 hours


If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. “We are very excited for what we have in store for players in the coming weeks.” We already knew that survival horror sequel Sons of the Forest was blowing up on Steam, but now we … Read more

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn Of Ragnarok Wins First Ever Grammy For Best Video Game Score


Last night’s Grammy awards ceremony was the first ever to include a category for the best score soundtrack for a video game, and last year’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla expansion, Dawn of Ragnarok, took home the win. More specifically, the DLC’s composer, Stephanie Economou, won the Grammy for her score in the game. Her other credits … Read more

Hogwarts Legacy Review – A Potion Well-Brewed


Reviewed on: PlayStation 5 Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Developer: Avalanche Release: February 10, 2023 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC), April 4, 2023 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One), July 25, 2023 (Switch) Capturing the essence of an established fiction is tricky business, especially when … Read more