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Another correct leak this month as the PS Plus September 2021 free games have officially been announced on the PlayStation Blog. Coming from a rather “divisive” lineup in August, your September 2021 lineup consists of Overcooked! All You Can Eat (PS5), Hitman 2 (PS4), and Predator Hunting Grounds (PS4). All 3 games will be available to download starting September 7 until October 4. As usual, these games will be free for PlayStation Plus Subscribers only, so if you haven’t yet, picking up a subscription is a good idea. PS Plus September 2021 Free Games Overcooked! All You Can Eat(PS5) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-FR-apUaX0 Hitman 2 (PS4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54fAP-QBqKo Predator Hunting Grounds (PS4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG8WUSnGrqQ Before the August lineup expires, make sure you download the current offerings before they’re gone. Hunters Arena: Legends, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, and Tennis World Tour 2 will be available to download until September 6.

Not even a year into the PS5 launch cycle and Sony is quietly launching a new version that weighs lighter compared to the launch edition. It’s been reported that the new PS5 model will include a reworked screw which is much easier to use for the base, but other than that, why it weighs 300 grams lighter is a mystery. Youtuber Austin Evans, who actually also tore down the DualSense from last year, got hold of a Digital Edition from Japan (one of the countries already selling the new model apart from Australia) and dug deeper into the mystery, finding out why it weighs lighter and the answer is because of a significantly smaller heatsink. If you’ll remember, the PS5 heatsink is HUGE and this is to address any overheating concerns due to the more powerful hardware. Since the launch of the PS5, the bigger fan and heatsink solution seems…

2021 will see quite the battle for FPS supremacy and Call of Duty is gunning for the top spot once again with their upcoming release, Call of Duty: Vanguard. Set in the backdrop of World War II, Call of Duty: Vanguard aims to deliver the complete package to fans with a story campaign, Warzone integration, Zombies, and its tried and tested online multiplayer with the spotlight on the Champion Hill mode. Champion Hill is a round-robin tournament-style mode that pits groups of 2 or 3 to do battle against others in a 60-second no-frills shootout rotating across 4 maps. You start the battle with 12 “lives” (for duos, 18 for trios), and each time a player from your squad is killed, you lose a life. In between rounds, you earn cash to purchase equipment, weapons, and even perks to give you the edge against the competition. The last team standing…

2K has lifted the cover on another new feature for NBA 2K22 and this time, the spotlight is on the talented ladies from the WNBA. The W, which was introduced back in NBA 2K21, is making a comeback and will introduce an all-new badge progression experience, three playable off-day experiences, and continue to provide ways to connect with friends online. The latest NBA 2K22 courtside report reveals some brand new features coming to The W that will make it worth the playthrough: New Player Progression – With a new badge progression feature, players will be able to earn badges to improve their games as they embark on the journey to become WNBA legends. Competing on the court or grinding it out in practice, players will be able to equip and upgrade badges to customize their MyPLAYER builds based on their unique specialties;Off-Day Experience – The W introduces three new playable activities to…

Blasphemous, the surprisingly successful and outstanding metroidvania title along the likes of Ender Lilies from developers The Game Kitchen, has received a lot of post-launch DLC in the past but it seems the devs aren’t quite done just yet. Gamescom played host to a bunch of Indie announcements, with one of the bigger ones being the “Wounds of Eventide” DLC, which will come on December 9. Check out the awesome animated trailer below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKg34fPKaQU That’s only part of the good news because if you watch the full trailer, you’ll see quite the surprise towards the end. Yep, Blasphemous II is in the works and is planned for a 2023 release! Fans of the game will surely be happy about this bit of news, even though the sequel is still a couple of years away. Blasphemous is now available for the PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC.

During the Gamescom Opening Night Live program, Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia has announced Park Beyond, the latest theme park simulation game by Limbic Entertainment, a German-based studio known for titles such as Tropico 6 and Might and Magic Heroes VII. Park Beyond is scheduled to release for the PS5, Xbox Series, and PC, and will allow the players to create “impossified” rides, which basically means that the rides you create can actually defy the laws of physics, enabling players to go unleash their creativity that expands the genre to consoles while delivering a new type of experience for PC players. Park Beyond is not just a mindless theme park builder, as it is anchored by a story mode where you’ll get the opportunity to meet a colorful cast of characters that will help you forge your own legend in the park industry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjD63_n8FNg You can also take a peek at…

Sifu has been quite the enigma on the game event circuit, being announced during February’s State of Play and featured in almost every pocket event that followed. Recently, it was struck with an unfortunate delay, bringing it from 2021 to 2022. As the penultimate announcement for the recently concluded Gamescom Opening Night Livestream, Sifu finally gets its release date, and it is probably one of the easiest to remember – February 22, 2022 or 2/22/22. That’s a lot of two’s. Alongside the release date is a brand-new gameplay trailer, which you can check out below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roirtJD_3fc Geoff Keighley describes it “as fluid as the Arkham games with the precision of fighting games.” If it plays like Arkham with the precision of Tekken, say no more and count us in! The game is primarily a revenge tale where the titular character is training for that final showdown to take down the…

The Gamescom Opening Night Livestream started strong with the announced Saints Row reboot for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC. Yep, you read right, a reboot! As the cinematic trailer opens, it sidesteps the tongue-in-cheek appeal that was the trademark of Saints Row and adapts a semi-serious tone as the featured gang is intercepting a heist in progress. The trailer ends with a launch date that is February 25, 2022, which surprisingly isn’t too far away from now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgjzDJA1o1E The game will feature three different gangs that will battle for supremacy. While the visual panache is great, hopefully, they still kept some of their signature hilarity that made the game stand out on its own. A very short gameplay trailer was also shown and it’s looking to be quite crazy, which is a well-known franchise trademark. https://youtu.be/tmzsUeejmvY Saints Row will launch on February 25, 2022…

Firaxis fans waiting for a new outing from the team will surely get excited for this one as 2K and Marvel Entertainment have announced Marvel’s Midnight Suns, a brand new tactical RPG set in the darker side of the Marvel Universe. Scheduled for a March 2022 release, Marvel’s Midnight Suns will be available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and Epic Games. The game will see the Avengers enlist the help of the titular cast – Nico Minoru, Blade, Magik, and Ghost Rider – young heroes with powers deeply rooted in the supernatural to fight the resurrected evil master Chthon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBwMAyRW0P8 “We’re thrilled to team with Firaxis Games, who combine a history of building outstanding tactical games with an authentic love of Marvel’s supernatural side,” said Bill Rosemann, Vice President of Creative at Marvel Games.  “Marvel’s Midnight Suns offers players the chance to…

Horizon Zero Dawn was recently given away as part of the Play at Home update from Sony, but one thing was seemingly missing from the equation. While playable on the PS5, it didn’t have a performance patch like The Last of Us Part II recently got, which pushes the game to 60fps on the new hardware. Well, it’s finally here, and the game has never been better. The best thing about it? The patch should now be available to download for PS5 owners. https://twitter.com/Guerrilla/status/1430612433186394112 Apart from the 60fps unlock, the update will also push the game to 4K checkerboard resolution and more importantly, it is a free update for PS5 players. The announcement comes during Gamescom 2021 Opening Night Live, where it was confirmed that Horizon Forbidden West will be delayed to 2022. Will you be replaying Horizon Zero Dawn on the PlayStation 5?

It was certainly not an easy decision for Guerrilla and Sony, but Horizon Forbidden West is now officially delayed to February 18, 2022. The good news, at least, is that we finally get a release date announcement, one that we’ve been waiting for since its State of Play livestream back in May. As posted on the PlayStation Blog and announced during Gamescom 2021 Opening Night Live, the delay was certainly due to the challenges brought about by the pandemic and had to prioritize the health and safety of the devs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eRkPOU0HzE With the release date finally revealed, the only question now is if you’ll be playing Horizon Forbidden West on the PS4 or PS5. Let us know!

Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe has announced that the next-gen version of Little Nightmares II is now available for the PS5, Xbox Series, and PC. Dubbed as Little Nightmares II Enhanced Edition, the upgrade is free for console users who already own the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game. It boasts of a performance mode that will run the game in 2160p and 60 fps, while a beauty mode will see the game run at up to 4K with a dynamic resolution and 30 fps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uwr0R5o1dE Little Nightmares II Enhanced Edition will also include the following upgrades: Beauty Mode – Little Nightmares II runs at 30fps at 4K resolution with optimized Ray Tracing.Performance Mode – Locks the game at 60fps. Dynamic resolution up to 4K to maintain 60fps with Ray Tracing.Ray-Traced Reflections – Allows any shiny surface to provide a reflection. Its clarity and definition depend on surfaces.Volumetric Shadows…

During the recently concluded Destiny 2 livestream, it was finally announced that Destiny 2’s next major expansion, The Witch Queen, will bring in Savathun on February 22, 2022. We’ve heard about Savathun for the LONGEST time and now we finally get to see and do battle with her. Guardians will make their way through to Savathun’s Throneworld, the brand new area to explore and within it, new challenges that are shaping up to be one of the best build-ups to a boss encounter in recent memory. Among the new enemies shown, Hive Guardians are particularly interesting because of the fact that they seem to mimic some Guardian attacks, abilities, and skills, making them formidable opponents. Check out the reveal trailer below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0IlFZ61734 Included in The Witch Queen expansion will be a new Glaive melee weapon that features combos and even projectile attacks, which makes it an awesome addition to a…

If by any chance you have not gotten to play one of the better entries of the series in recent memory, now could be the perfect time to do so as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will finally be getting 60fps support for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series. Announced by Ubisoft, title update 1.6.0 for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is now live, weighing in at around 370MB for the Xbox One and around 470MB on the PS4. The update is rather short and simply has one line to explain what it is – “This update adds 60 FPS support when running the game on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 through backwards compatibility.” https://twitter.com/assassinscreed/status/1429835825685143560 Assassin’s Creed Odyssey tells the story of Alexios and Kassandra across ancient Greece and is the follow-up to the series of Assassin’s Creed games that have fully revamped its combat systems, starting with Origins. The latest entry in the series, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, takes the…

A release on the PS5 and Xbox Series has done Hades good, as it is currently the highest-rated title for current-gen consoles according to Metacritic. The masterpiece from Supergiant Games is currently sitting at 92 across 25 reviews for the PlayStation 5 and 94 across 16 reviews for the Xbox Series, making it a Metacritic must-play and one of the best games you can get for either console out today. Our own review calls it an epic experience, and is truly a gem that has won multiple game of the year awards, standing tall against very stiff competition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUg0ItSo9q0 On the PlayStation 5 side of the fence, Hades takes the top spot on Metacritic, edging out the likes of Demon’s Souls, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. Hades also beats out Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and Death’s Door on…