2020

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Metacritic has revealed 2020’s 10 worst games

It’s been a good year for games at the upper end of the Metacritic spectrum, but what does it look like right down at the bottom of the review aggregator?2020, by all accounts, has been quite a good year for gaming. We’ve had the likes of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, The Last of Us Part 2, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Hades, and more besides to keep us entertained throughout the past 12 months.But everything in the world is balanced: for all the ups, there have to be some downs. To illustrate that point quite frankly and bluntly for us, Metacritic has…

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Best of 2020: Astro’s Playroom, and Tom’s other GOTY picks

I thought Astro’s Playroom was going to be a throwaway pack-in title. I was wrong.Given that the PS5 had big hitters Spider-Man Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls arrive alongside it, Astro’s Playroom being my favorite launch game is hugely surprising. I figured it would be a gimmick-fest: a few bleeps and bloops out of the DualSense speaker, turn the controller to move a robot’s head from side to side, kind of thing. What I got was a wonderful ode to PlayStation and the best example yet of what the future of video games could feel like.Astro’s Playroom is undoubtedly what…

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PS5 release date, price, confirmed games, backwards compatibility – everything we know

The PS5 hits the shelves in just a few weeks, so here’s everything you need to know about it. Over the last few months, more details have emerged about the PS5’s impressive capabilities, such as super-fast loading times thanks to its SSD, crisp 8k resolution and confirmed backwards compatibility for the majority of PS4 games. Since the latest PS5 showcase, Sony has confirmed that there won’t be a Smart Delivery system like Microsoft is offering, but that individual titles such as Marvel’s Avengers will get free upgrades at launch.The PS4 Pro was a decent bridge between last-gen and the next;…