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What are the PS Plus games for July 2021?

PS Plus July 2021 FREE PS5 and PS4 games - Uncharted Lost Legacy, Predator and Plague Tale. Gaming. FortnitePS Plus July 2021 FREE PS5 and PS4 games: Uncharted Lost Legacy, Predator and Plague Tale

As posted on Reddit and spotted by Push Square, German site MyDealz has potentially leaked the free PS Plus games for July 2021 to be A Plague Tale: InnocenceWRC 9, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. The post was apparently deleted quickly, but not before it was preserved on Reddit. There's still some debate about its legitimacy, and so fans should take this information with a grain of salt for now.

However, there is already quite compelling evidence that A Plague Tale: Innocence, specifically the PS5 next-gen remaster, will be one of the free PS Plus games for July 2021. A Resetera user named Deluxera leaked A Plague Tale: Innocence as one of the free PS Plus games for July 2021 a couple of weeks ago, and their claims have since been backed up by, oddly enough, the Xbox E3 events.

So this latest leak having A Plague Tale: Innocence as one of the games certainly lends it credibility, and it helps that the other games that have been leaked for the lineup aren't too outlandish. It's easy to see both WRC 9 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy being free PS Plus games for PS4 users, though fans will have to wait until Wednesday, June 30 to find out for sure.

While PlayStation Plus subscribers wait for the free PS Plus games for July 2021, they can still download the free PS Plus games for June 2021. That lineup includes Operation: Tango on PS5, as well as Star Wars: Squadrons and Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown Edition on PS4.

Source: Reddit (via Push Square)

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Contest Nets Winner Free PS5 or $800 in Cash | Game Rant

GameRant 29 June, 2021 - 04:00pm

YouTuber and social media personality DNP3 is known for their giveaways, and their latest lets fans get their hands on a PlayStation 5 console or $800 in cash, if they would prefer that instead. The image for the PlayStation 5 giveaway shows a PS5 Disc Edition console and two DualSense controllers, but it should be stressed that the actual prize is a PS5 Digital Edition console and one DualSense controller. The winner will be chosen on Monday, June 28 at 10:00pm ET.

There are multiple ways that fans can enter the contest and try to get their hands on a PS5 Digital Edition console. The first is to follow DNP3 on Twitter, and a second way is to retweet the contest and comment GridPS5 (which is why GridPS5 is trending on Twitter at the time of this writing). Those interested can also enter by following DNP3 on Twitch, subscribing to their YouTube channel, and more.

For those who may not be familiar, there are two versions of the PlayStation 5 console available. The one in this contest is the PS5 Digital Edition, which has equivalent power as the Disc Edition console, but does not have a disc drive. This means that anyone with physical copies of PS4 games lying around won't be able to use them on their PS5, but they will still be able to access their entire PS4 digital library on the new console.

Some may be hesitant to try their hand at the contest, as the idea of a free PS5 may seem too good to be true considering how hard it is to actually find the console out in the wild. However, it should be noted that this is far from the only contest DNP3 has run. Last year, they gave away an Xbox Series X console bundle, along with a Spider-Man: Miles Morales PS5 bundle that came with both the system and the game.

Those that fail to win the PS5 Digital Edition console from DNP3 should note that they will likely host another giveaway in future, so it doesn't hurt to keep trying.

These are the best PlayStation 5 games to play right now: Spiderman, God of War, and more!

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The PlayStation 5 has well and truly arrived, being over a half-year-old and having several exclusive games. If you’ve been lucky enough to get your hands on the new console, then here are 15 games you should play.

Like its rival, the Xbox Series X/S, the PlayStation 5 is an incredibly powerful console on which you can play some of the fastest, most beautiful, most demanding games that have ever been created. The PS5 has SSD storage to cut down loading times, an intricate, complicated cooling system, and a new controller (the DualSense) with one of the best haptic feedback systems ever built. The PS5 also launched with some exclusive games, and several more have launched since the console has been on the market. Xbox Series X/S games are usually not exclusives (though the console has several exclusives coming), while Nintendo Switch games are almost nothing but exclusives. This list is a mix of games that are PS5-exclusive and PS4 games that look great on the new console.

The first game that any new PS5 owner should play when they get their new console is Astro’s Playroom, which is available for free with the console. It’s designed to give users the full experience of playing with the new DualSense controller. Each of the levels will give you opportunities to test the DualSense’s haptic triggers and other features.

In addition to the game’s technical greatness, it’s also just a really fun, colorful, enjoyable game. The worlds you explore are cartoonish versions of the hardware inside your PS5, and you collect various artifacts that are really hardware Sony has produced. It’s an adorable nostalgia trip, especially if you’ve owned PlayStation consoles before.

A remake of the PS3 classic, Demon’s Souls brings the brutal difficulty of a From Software title to the next generation. If you’ve never played a From game before, this is a good game to get started with — not because it’s easy, but because it’s not. In addition to the gameplay, the game is beautiful on PS5. The atmospheric environments look good on the console, and the lack of long wait times makes the game marginally less frustrating. If you want to play the game that invented the Souls-like genre and also see what your PS5 is capable of, this is the game to get.

Marvel’s Spider-Man was one of the best games for the PS4 — and it still looks good on the PS5. But if you want the full next-gen experience, like being able to feel web-shooters as you’re swinging around New York City, then you need to play the quasi-sequel, starring Peter’s successor, Miles Morales.

I say “quasi-sequel” because the game takes place after the first game, but is more of a side story. Miles has a number of moves that Peter didn’t have in the original game, courtesy of his electric superpowers. The game is somewhat shorter than the first, but it’s still a fun game that stars a colorful cast of characters with whom Miles can interact.

One of Sony’s longtime franchises, Ratchet and Clank have never looked better than they do in their latest adventure. Their old nemesis Dr. Nefarious has stolen a weapon that opens rifts to other dimensions, and it’s up to Ratchet, Clank, and Ratchet’s alternate dimension counterpart Rivet to stop him. Rift Apart is basically designed to show off the power of the PS5’s SSD, meaning that you can jump through rifts with no loading slowing you down. It’s also one of the more kid-friendly games available on the PS5.

Over a decade old with a dozen games under its belt, the Assassin’s Creed series continues to expand and improve. The latest, Valhalla, is a Viking adventure starring the warrior Eivor, who gets drawn into the eternal conflict between the Assassins and Templars while raiding England. The British countryside looks stunning with the PS5’s GPU, and the gameplay is as smooth as it’s ever been. While the game is a typical Ubisoft adventure, it’s also a good entry point if you’ve never played an Assassin’s Creed game before.

God of War is the latest adventure of mature, somber Kratos, formerly the Greek god of war, as he and his son Atreus embark on a long journey to put their wife and mother to rest, which somehow leads to an epic quest that would put the ancient poems to shame. As with all games, it not only looks better on the PS5, but it also plays more smoothly. If you haven’t already played it, it’s part of the PS Plus Collection, a group of PS4 classics offered to PS5 users also subscribed to PlayStation Plus.

This PlayStation exclusive has a lot of different genre names — it’s a roguelike sci-fi third-person shooter. What you might not be able to glean from looking at the trailers is that Returnal is also a horror game, and a pretty effective one at that. It’s a great test of the PS5’s hardware, and it’s not an easy game to master — the lack of a save feature was such a problem for gamers that they pleaded with the developers to add one. But if you want a game that’s a little more serious for the PS5, this is your game.

Released just a few months before the launch of the PS5, Ghost of Tsushima is a grand tale of Jin Sakai, a noble samurai who must become a nascent ninja in order to save his home island of Tsushima from invading Mongols. It’s a fun game if you’re a fan of third-person action-adventure or Japanese history for that matter. It’s also a stunning game, and the open world looks beautiful on the PS5 with a sufficiently powerful TV.

The sequel to one of PlayStation’s most successful titles, The Last Of Us Part II tells a harrowing story about flawed people attempting to survive an impossible situation. The star, Ellie, is a character you can both love and be incredibly uncomfortable with, and characters around her aren’t much better. The game is also a tense, frightening horror action game that refuses to let you get too relaxed, and it looks better on the PS5 than anywhere else.

This curious little game casts the player character as a reporter in a world full of muppet-like creatures called Grumpuses trapped on an island populated by animals that look exactly like food. When the Grumpuses eat the titular Bugsnax, parts of their bodies become like the thing they just ate. What I’ve just described sounds very cartoonish and silly, but don’t let the colorful graphics fool you — the game is an adventure/horror hybrid that, were it just a little darker, would fit neatly into a Lovecraft story. It may not tax the PS5’s hardware, but it’s an enjoyable game perfect for someone who might not have enough time for a longer title.

The Persona RPGs are a bit of an odd cookie. You play high school students who fight using their Personas, hidden aspects of their own personalities. In Persona 5, you play as the Phantom Thieves, lovable rogues attempting to steal bad feelings from the hearts of those around them — yeah, this is a strange game to describe. But it’s also very absorbing and enjoyable, and its characters are all great. Persona 5 Royal is an updated re-release that adds lots of new content to the game, and a PS5 must-play if you like RPGs.

Nathan Drake’s last great adventure (at least for now) follows him as he attempts to find a lost treasure with his no-longer-lost brother. All Uncharted games were designed to take full advantage of the PlayStation’s graphics, being very cinematic adventures with panoramic camera angles, and this one looks even better on the PS5 than it did on the PS4. It’s an emotional and involving adventure, and it’s one offered to PlayStation Plus subscribers on the PS5 for free in the PS Plus Collection.

The latest entry in the long-running Resident Evil series, Village tells possibly the campiest, most enjoyable story in the series. RE7’s Ethan Winters returns, and he’s in a lonely, isolated European village searching for his lost daughter. What he finds is possibly the strangest infected population that has appeared in the series so far. So Ethan must fend off monsters like werewolves and vampires, and it’s both an enjoyable and scary adventure, and one of the PS5’s must-play horror games.

Sony recently announced it’s bringing the sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, called Horizon Forbidden West, to the PS5 sometime later this year. So now’s the perfect time to catch up on the series by playing the beautiful adventure game on PS5. A game that captivated gamers the moment it was originally revealed, HZD is a post-apocalyptic story in which humanity has been replaced as the dominant species by giant, animal-like machines. It was a must-play on the PS4, and it deserves a second look on the PS5.

Racing games are always great tests of a new console’s hardware — by design, they require high framerate, low-to-nonexistent loading times, and high visual fidelity. WRC 9 delivers on all of those, and it makes great use of the DualSense’s haptic feedback, more so than any other racing game available on the platform. Racing games aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but there are several available for the platform, and WRC 9 is the one to beat right now……though that might change when Gran Turismo 7 launches, whenever that might be.

This list is only going to get longer the more the PlayStation 5 is on the market, and the more people are able to buy the elusive console. There are a number of other great cross-platform releases that are fun to play on PS5 — check our list of the best Xbox Series X/S games, which has several games that are also available on PS5. If you’re more of a mobile gamer, we have lists of great Android games and the best Switch games to play.

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The PlayStation Store Has Some Decent Deals Including Digital PS5 Games

Press Start Australia 29 June, 2021 - 04:00pm

It’s been a while since we’ve had a banger PlayStation Deal but the current sale that’s on has some decent deals, particularly for those with digital PS5s that weren’t able to indulge in the latest Amazon sales. The PS5 deals end tomorrow whilst the other deals end on the 8th of July. You can find the rest of the deals HERE.

The sale is well worth checking out with games such as Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order and The Witcher 3 at their cheapest prices yet.

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PlayStation 5 Argos RESTOCK: Everything you need to know about online and in-store drop

Express 29 June, 2021 - 08:10am

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PS5 customers are in for a bumper week of restocks, as Argos prepares for in-store and online stock drops.

Argos stores up and down the country have the PlayStation 5 available to purchase in person. 

As pointed out by the PS5 UK Stock - Instant Updates Twitter account, some stores were selling the console over the weekend, while others have limited stock right now.

If you want to purchase a PlayStation 5 console from your local Argos, then it's worth giving them a ring to see if the device is in stock.

And don't worry if the console is out of stock, because the PlayStation 5 will also go on sale on the Argos website, potentially overnight between 1am and 3am BST.

"Argos PS5 Stock Release. Online drop will still occur (28th to 30th) BUT some stores are allowing physical PS5 sales today & tomorrow!" reads a PS5 UK Stock - Instant Update tweet.

PS5 UK Stock has shed even more light on the situation, revealing that the Argos app has been updated to show PS5 Disc and Digital consoles.

"Online: The Argos app has been showing PS5 disc and digital standalone units as available [but unable to checkout] which only happens shortly before they drop via the app or website."

It's also worth bookmarking some of the more popular stock checker accounts for even more alerts and information.

This includes Digital Foundry DealsStock InformerPS5 UK Stock - Instant UpdatesPS5 UK Stock and Express Gaming - the latter of which will have live updates throughout the week.

Some of the accounts mentioned above have Discord groups for PS5 customers, while some have live streams and alerts on sites like YouTube.

Customers are generally encouraged to have multiple devices open when trying to purchase a PlayStation 5, and to sign in to retail accounts when available.

If you're looking for a blockbuster game to play on your brand new PS5, the you can't go wrong with Final Fantasy 7 Intergrade, which features a brand new story mission involving Yuffie.

"Final Fantasy 7 Remake expands upon and reimagines the spectacular world of the original PlayStation game.

"It covers up through the escape from Midgar and is the first game in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake project. Intergrade is a bundle that includes both Remake and FF7R Episode INTERmission (the new story content featuring Yuffie).

"In her episode, play as the spirited ninja after she arrives in Midgar. There, she and another Wutaian operative are to rendezvous with Avalanche HQ, infiltrate the Shinra Building, and steal the conglomerate's most powerful materia."

CrossCode's Native PS5 Version Is Out Now, Free Upgrade For Existing Owners - PlayStation Universe

PlayStation Universe 29 June, 2021 - 07:57am

Update 29/06/21 12:55 – CrossCode’s PS5 version is now out with a free upgrade available for existing owners. You can find it on the PlayStation Store here.

Original Story – It looks like CrossCode is finally getting a native PS5 version, after originally launching for PS4 last year.

The critically acclaimed title launched on Xbox Series S/X at the launch of the consoles, but hasn’t been seen on PS5 until now, thanks to a listing on the PlayStation Store in regions where it is June 29, 2021. For example, you can find it on the New Zealand PlayStation Store.

We loved CrossCode when we reviewed it at the PS4 release of the title and highly recommended it. You can read our full review here. Some DLC, called A New Home, is set to release this Summer, so we can expect to see that on both PS4 and PS5 once Radical Fish Games have more details to share.

CrossCode is available now on PS4 and is playable on PS5 via backwards compatibility. A native PS5 version of the game releases on June 29, 2021.

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The Best Games For The PlayStation 5

Yahoo! Voices 28 June, 2021 - 04:45pm

First, know this: The vast majority of games playable on the PS4 are playable on the PS5 via backward compatibility. (Here’s our list of the best games for that console.) Beyond that, members of the PS Plus subscription service get access to the PS Plus Collection, a perk that offers some of the most acclaimed PS4 games—including Bloodborne, Uncharted 4, and God of War—at no extra cost. All of those titles are downloadable from the PS5’s dashboard. And then there’s PS Now, a $10-monthly service that allows you to stream or download hundreds of PlayStation games right to your PS5. (What’s that? Our list of the best games on the service? Here you go.) No matter what, you’ll rarely be short of terrific things to play on the PS5.

But if you’re looking for something suitably cutting-edge—something designed with this new console in mind—you needn’t look far. Plenty of great games released across generations, with the superior versions, no surprise, out on the PS5. The system has fewer next-gen-only offerings at this point, but the few it has are an impressive lot. Here, without further ado, are the best games for the PS5.

(A quick note for Kotaku regulars: As with any console launch, the early offerings aren’t exactly robust. To that end, our next-gen Bests lists are lower than the usual 12, and limited to games with truly new-gen versions. For great backward-compatible PS4 games, consult the links above. We’ll update this post as additional worthy PS5 games release in the coming months.)

A Good Match For: Fans of time loops, particle effects, roguelikes, and time loops.

Not A Good Match For: Players who grapple with soul-crushingly challenging gameplay. Anyone who wants to save in the middle of a run (knowing that runs can easily last hours).

Read our review.

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A Good Match For: Longtime fans of the series’ “good” entries, particularly those who liked Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 7.

Not A Good Match For: Longtime fans of the series’ “bad” entries, particularly those who liked Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6.

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If you’ve played a Ratchet & Clank game, you’ve played Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Everything that made the series a mainstay in the first place—clever writing, airtight third-person shooting and platforming, just the right amount of wacky hijinks—is present here. So, no, Rift Apart doesn’t exactly reinvent the wheel, but it’s self-evidently among the best-looking and smoothest playing console games out right now. A new player character, a Lombax called Rivet whom you spend half the game playing as, injects some freshness into the formula. At the start of the game, longtime series villain Dr. Nefarious steals a machine that allows its user to travel between dimensions. Of course, everything goes wrong, and the universe is...well, read the name of the game. It is then up to you to bounce between these two characters—and between dimensions—to restore the fabric of reality. Tall order for a pair of small space-cats. But given that you have more than a dozen unique guns at your disposal—including one that turns every enemy in the vicinity into shrubbery—you’ll be fine.

A Good Match For: Series newcomers. Series not-newcomers. Anyone who likes platformers, third-person shooters, and fast-paced, lighthearted games.

Not A Good Match For: Players craving a massive, endless open-world game, as Rift Apart is fairly contained. Dr. Nefarious.

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A Good Match For: Fans of the original game, or action-forward JRPGs in general. The door.

Not A Good Match For: Remake is mostly on-rails, so those who like open-ended RPGs might not get much enjoyment out of it.

Read our review, and our impressions of the new DLC.

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A Good Match For: Fans of stealth, puzzles, environment analysis, and costume parties. Anyone plagued with serious wanderlust.

Not A Good Match For: Those who prefer to go in guns blazing (unless you’re down to play the bombastic final level ad infinitum).

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A Good Match For: Anyone seeking a Ubisoft “map game” that isn’t 100 hours long. Those who loved The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Not A Good Match For: Players craving something fresh.

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A Good Match For: Fans of first-person shooters with endless streams of loot. Anyone who likes poring over in-game lore text.

Not A Good Match For: Those hungry for a competitive scene on the level of Bungie’s pivotal Halo 3. Anyone who can’t take storylines about Light vs. Dark seriously.

Read our review of Beyond Light.

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales is everything its predecessor (2018’s Spider-Man) was and more. Playing as Miles Morales gives you access to a far deeper bag of tricks than Peter Parker had at his disposal. You can still swing from Harlem to Fidi in seconds, but can bust out more than 20 stylish SSX-style flips along the way, rather than just a handful. Miles also has a literally shocking set of powers that augment his strikes, and can turn invisible at the drop of a hat. Beyond the toolkit, the narrative is tighter, more personal, and more contained than the 2018 game’s. (Full disclosure: Kotaku alum Evan Narcisse wrote for the game.) Also, there’s a cat suit. (See above.) Of course, since this is a next-gen launch title and all, you’re probably wondering about visual enhancements and the like. The answer is yes, Spider-Man: Miles Morales is quite a looker, featuring two different rendering modes that prioritize either razor-sharp resolution and image quality or a smooth framerate of 60 fps. Both are stunning. Just like this game.

A Good Match For: Fans of action games. Friendly neighborhood heroes. Manhattanites (have fun tracking down your office or apartment).

Not A Good Match For: Rhino. Anyone looking for a 700-hour time-sink; Miles Morales can be fully completed in under 30 hours.

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By now, you probably think you know what you’re getting with Assassin’s Creed. That’s what makes Assassin’s Creed Valhalla such a pleasant surprise. Though unmistakably more similar to the recent series entries (Origins, Odyssey) than the middle-aged ones (Syndicate, Black Flag), Valhalla is very much its own creature. For one thing, side-quests don’t exist at all, supplanted instead by a dizzying amount of bespoke narrative vignettes and environmental challenges. For another, the narrative is vivisected regionally, so you get a bunch of shorter main arcs alongside an overarching narrative (kind of like a long-running, well-crafted TV series). And the setting—England and Norway in the late-9th century—is distinct, at least in the video game world. That it’s rendered so marvelously is just icing on the cake; you can practically taste the crunchy autumnal leaves of Cent and Sciropescire.

A Good Match For: Fans of massive, compelling open-world games—including the prior two Assassin’s Creeds—and historical drama.

Not A Good Match For: Players tired of Ubisoft “map” games. Anyone not down to play a morally dubious raider.

Read our review.

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Although the PlayStation 5 might not have a lot to offer right now, the Demon’s Souls remake developed by Bluepoint Games is one of the best console launch titles in recent memory. It maintains most of what made the PlayStation 3 original so special, sprucing things up a bit with a massive upgrade to visual fidelity and some very useful quality-of-life updates. It may not be the best or most fulfilling Souls adventure—a high bar—but Demon’s Souls both justifies making the jump to a next-generation system and solidifies Bluepoint as a studio we’d want to remake our favorite games if and when the time comes.

A Good Match For: Demon’s Souls fans who don’t mind a few aesthetic changes, folks looking for a relatively easy entry point into the Souls series, and anyone who doesn’t mind a good challenge.

Not A Good Match For: Demon’s Souls fans who wanted just a straight-up port. Players who want their games to be as free of frustration as possible.

Read our review.

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Astro’s Playroom may be a free game, coming pre-installed on every PS5, but that doesn’t make it a wash. Make no mistake: It’s a delightful platformer, oozing with charm and effervescence. You play as a cheery, emotive robotoid (an Astro bot). Each level is themed after some technological aspect of the PS5—Memory Meadow, for instance, offers winks and nods to the system’s technical guts, while SSD Speedway pays homage to the internal storage—and switches seamlessly between two- and three-dimensional perspectives. As you play, you’ll uncover various references to PlayStation history, which get stored in a museum-like collection. The main draw, though, is how it feels. No other game currently utilizes the DualSense’s cutting-edge haptics as well as Astro’s Playroom. You’ll use motion controls to scale a cliff one minute; the next, you’ll blow on the microphone to propel yourself forward. All the while, the controller hums with a responsive, reactive vibration that’s so much more than, “Hey, look, you just got attacked.” This may sound like sacrilege, but Astro’s Playroom may be the most Nintendo-feeling game released this fall.

A Good Match For: Anyone who hasn’t had the pleasure of using the PS5’s DualSense controller. PlayStation devotees. Mario fans.

Not A Good Match For: Dude, it’s free, and is already installed on your console. Give it a whirl!

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From the Mongolian throat singing in the menu to the world that’s both awash in color and yet muted with the darkness you’ve been sent to vanquish, The Pathless is an artistic feast for the senses. New from Giant Squid—the makers of the lush underwater explorer ABZÛThe Pathless is an action-adventure puzzle game in which you play as The Hunter. Together with your handy bird companion, you are tasked with rescuing the four children of the Eagle Mother from the evil Godslayer. The Pathless is a lot like bread—it doesn’t need a lot of ingredients to be good. The game gives you a bow and bird and sets you loose upon a mysterious island where it’s up to you to figure out the rest. “The rest” is a lot of simple but intuitive puzzle solving involving trick shots and bird-assisted platforming. The Pathless is an art museum of a game, meant to evoke emotion and wonder as you explore the breathtaking mountains, grasslands, rivers, and ruined temples. It’s also part bird-care simulator, letting you give pets to your eagle companion whenever you like.

A Good Match For: Players who still want a well-written action game but need a break from the big-budget bombast of Spider-Man: Miles Morales or Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Not A Good Match For: Players who need a little direction in where to go, what to do, and how to do it next.

Read our impressions.

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PlayStation 5 now in stock on Amazon

MobileSyrup 28 June, 2021 - 11:08am

Update 06/28/2021 12:15pm ET: The PS5 is now out of stock.

Sony’s PlayStation 5 is now in stock on Amazon for $629.

If you’re interested in the sought-after console, you better move fast as it often sells out in a matter of minutes. As of 12:08pm ET, the console still seems to be in stock.

However, some people are reporting experiencing issues with adding the PS5 to their Amazon shopping carts. For what it’s worth, I was able to add a console to my cart and successfully move through the checkout process.

This story will be updated when the console is no longer available.

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Amazon PS5 restock with ‘1,000s’ of consoles could be coming soon, claims employee

Tom's Guide 28 June, 2021 - 10:06am

The next Amazon PS5 restock could be here soon

The information comes from a post by Reddit user Sure-Estate-8094. The poster claims to be an Amazon employee and notes that while the warehouse in which they work has just 50 PS5 units, the retailer has “1,000s” in total. The user states that there’s "no telling how many Amazon actually has" but the implication of this post is that the retailer is gearing up for another restock soon. 

The alleged Amazon employee also provided an image that they claim is from inside an Amazon warehouse. In the background of the image, we see a pallet containing multiple PS5s, as well as several large boxes. Presumably, these boxes are also filled with PS5 consoles. 

While the image and accompanying post would certainly suggest that the next Amazon PS5 restock isn’t too far off, another Reddit user has theorized that these consoles may actually be units sold during the retailer’s last restock on Prime Day. A claim the employee has not yet refuted. 

The poster has not provided any verified evidence that they actually work for Amazon. While the image is not one that we’ve seen posted anywhere else, it could still be part of an elaborate ruse. Furthermore, even if the poster actually is an Amazon employee they could be unintentionally spreading misinformation. We definitely don’t recommend taking this post as a guaranteed fact. 

Frustratingly, we likely won’t know if this leak is legitimate until the next Amazon restock actually takes place. Amazon never gives advanced warning before restocking either the PS5 or Xbox Series X. Instead the retailer favors dropping stock out of the blue, which can make tracking restocks difficult. 

We’ll be keeping a close eye on Amazon and every other major retailer in our PS5 restock hub. Here we collect the latest restock information as we get it, as well as rounding up any rumors we spot and making some (informed) speculation ourselves. Getting a PS5 is still pretty tricky but our guide will help make it a slightly easier task. 

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