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Are the PS Plus July Essential games any good?

Are Crash Bandicoot 4, Man of Medan, and Arcadegeddon worth downloading? We’ve rated them all, for your pleasure. Sony has officially announced its July 2022 PlayStation Plus line-up – and it’s a good one. As is now standard for PS Plus line-ups, the actual roster of games leaked a little while ago, cutting in line ahead of the official PlayStation announcement. Either way, now that we’ve had official confirmation from Sony about what to expect from July (which is typically one of the quieter periods of the gaming year), we’ve been mulling it over and we’ve come to a conclusion…

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PlayStation Plus Essential free games for July have leaked

PlayStation Plus members of the most basic tier – Essential – are getting a decent collection of free games in July. We’re days away from the reveal of the next batch of free games coming to PlayStation Plus subscribers at the Essential tier, i.e., the most basic. As has been the case in the last several months, the line-up of free games has leaked. July’s free games will reportedly be Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time for PS4 and PS5, The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan for PS4, and Arcadegeddon for PS4 and PS5. The leaks comes from Dealabs user…

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Toys for Bob might be working on a multiplayer Crash Bandicoot game

A new rumour is suggesting that Toys for Bob aren’t quite done with the orange bandicoot. A new rumour is claiming that Crash 4: It’s About Time developer Toys for Bob might be working on a new entry in the series. Despite reports last year that Toys for Bob had shifted gears to assist on the development of Call of Duty: Warzone, a new claim is suggesting that the developer is working on a multiplayer Crash Bandicoot game (thanks, GAMINGbible). The claim comes from industry insider Jez Corden, speaking on the Xbox Chaturdays podcast. And an announcement could be coming…

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Save up to 50 per cent on downloadable Activision games for Xbox

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Including Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for under £30. Amazon have a handful of great Activision games on sale for the Xbox right now. These are downloads, so you’ll get a key to redeem on your Xbox console straight after purchase. And Activision games aren’t prone to discounts compared to other publishers so feel free to jump and buy if one of these catches your eye. The most significant title reduced is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold…

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Crash Bandicoot 4’s launch was dogged by server issues

While Crash Bandicoot 4 is mostly singleplayer with some local multiplayer, the game does require on online connection on PC. That’s always bad, and especially when server issues stop people from playing a game on its launch day. Crash 4 arrived on on Friday, then Blizzard’s authentication servers burst soon after, rendering the game unplayable for many until the issue was fixed. Cool. Read more

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Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time requires an always-online connection on PC

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 28 March 2021 11:50 GMT Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time has launched on PC, but disappointed fans have found the launcher requires an always-online connection.After launching on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch a couple of weeks ago, Crash Bandicoot 4 finally launched on PC this week – but there’s a catch.The PC version of the title launched exclusively on on March 26, and players eager to try the game on the platform have learned it needs to be permanently connected to the internet (standard practice for anything that launches through other…

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Crash 4 launching on PC on March 26

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 12 March 2021 15:55 GMT The PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch versions of the game are out today.Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is coming to PC in two weeks.The title has made its debut on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch today (March 12) but is launching on Activision Blizzard’s software on March 26.Crash 4 debuted in October of last year for PS4 and Xbox One after years of anticipation, but in our review, we said that the game didn’t “quite live up to its crate expectations.” News that the…

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Crash Bandicoot: It’s About Time PS5 and Xbox Series S|X improvements detailed

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 25 February 2021 23:52 GMT We know that Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is heading to PC, PS5, Switch, and Xbox Series X/S soon – but now we have more details about what to expect.Activision and Toys for Bob announced that Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is landing on PC, Switch, and new-gen consoles on March 12, and thanks to a new trailer from February’s PlayStation State of Play, we know specifically what to expect from the game’s latest update.The PlayStation 5 version of the game will come with improved graphics and performance, adaptive…

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Check out the Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time launch trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 21 September 2020 19:34 GMT Activision and developer Toys for Bob have released a new Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time launch trailer ahead of the hyperactive orange mammals return to consoles next week.Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time was announced for PS4 and Xbox One earlier this year, and is due to arrive on October 2, 2020.The latest gameplay trailer celebrates Crash’s return with a whistlestop tour through the various environs you’ll be battling through in the new game, as well as some sneak peeks at which characters you’ll be able to play as once the game…

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Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time Flashback Tapes open up levels which are “devious puzzle rooms”

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 28 August 2020 16:23 GMT Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will feature levels likened to puzzle rooms.Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will feature Flashback Tapes which will open up additional levels in the game.According to the game’s producer, Lou Studdert, the gamescom Opening Night Live live-action trailer hinted at these Flashback Tapes.These are a brand-new style of level that takes a peek back to the 90s when Doctor Neo Cortex was performing tests on Crash and Coco. This occurred before the events of the first Crash Bandicoot.They are described by Studdert a “devious puzzle…

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Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time lets you play as Dingodile

During today’s PlayStation State of Play event, it was revealed that you can play as Dingodile in Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time was originally announced for PS4 and Xbox One back in June, and is due to launch on October 2, 2020. You can check out the new State of Play trailer in the video embedded below.The trailer features lots of interesting tidbits. For one, it once again confirms that Crash Bandicoot 4 is a direct sequel to Crash Bandicoot: Warped. It also mentions that you can play the whole game as Coco – and,…