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Astro’s Playroom – Unlock characters for new Astro Bot game
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Astro’s Playroom – Unlock characters for new Astro Bot game

With the recent updates to Astro's Playroom you can take on new challenges to unlock new characters for the new Astro Bot game. These bots are in the form of iconic characters from PlayStation games. These Are The Bots You're Looking For! Load up the excellent Astro's Playroom on your PS5 and you will be greeted with a message about a special bot appearing in a particular level. Solve the riddle and rescue the bots and they will be available for you as part of your starting crew in the new Astro Bot game that is due to launch on September 6th. The first update arrived on June 7th, while the most recent update was on July 8th. In total there will be 4 bots to find with a 3rd one in August and the final one in September. June Bot: GPU Jungle - Render Forest To get the first bot you wi...
Steam Next Fest June 2024 – Demos That Packed A Summer Punch
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Steam Next Fest June 2024 – Demos That Packed A Summer Punch

Summer weather may have been late to the party here in the UK, but one thing that never fails to deliver during summer is Steam Next Fest. Running from 10th - 17th June, the fest showcased the very best of upcoming indie gems with demos galore. From veteran devs to promising newbies, and mascot platformers to gritty survival horrors, it was the perfect summer smorgasbord. Every studio brought their A-game, literally. Being huge indie stans, we here at Thumb Culture were of course all over it and keen to bask in the Next Fest heat. So, flaky weather aside, here are five demos that made sure summer was off to a fabulous start. And guess what, console players? Almost all have a console release lined up! Huzzah!   Akimbot Genre: Action-Adventure/Platformer Planned Release Date: 29th...
12 Games Leaving PS Plus Game Catalogue June 2024
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12 Games Leaving PS Plus Game Catalogue June 2024

With the latest additions arriving on the PlayStation subscription service, here are 12 Games Leaving PS Plus Game Catalogue June 2024. Last Chance To Play - PS Plus Subscribers to the Extra & Premium tiers of PS Plus will have just a couple of weeks to check out the list of games below before they are cycled out of the Game Catalogue Grand Theft Auto V [PS5/PS4] MotoGP 23 [PS5/PS4] SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated [PS4] Monster Jam Steel Titans [PS4] Unturned [PS4] Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons [PS4] DC League of Super Pets [PS5/PS4] Dodgeball Acedemia [PS4] The Talos Principle [PS4] Baja Edge of Control HD [PS4] The Wild at Heart [PS4] Indivisible [PS4] Trophy Hunters For those partial to some trophies or even tho...
Destiny 2 Update – Onslaught and Pantheon
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Destiny 2 Update – Onslaught and Pantheon

Guardian Onslaughts I have been playing the new game mode Onslaught in Destiny 2 and boy do I have a lot to say about this game mode. I truly believe this game mode is a godsend to help bring life into the game. A well-placed tower defense that has us fight either a group of Fallen or Hive that I have to say...are downright evil! Especially the Hive with their Wizards, Shriekers and Ogres can all go suck on lemons for their broken ways. But, I'll talk more about this later and talk about the game mode a bit more. There are a lot of things that people figure out when dealing with the game mode, especially with the batteries. The batteries have more use than to help recharge the shield for the ADU. You can repair the defense you have. That being the decoys, turrets and the trip mines. Th...
Days Gone 5th Anniversary
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Days Gone 5th Anniversary

1,827 Days Gone..... 5 years have passed us by and here we sit on the Days Gone 5th Anniversary. April 26th 2019, the Friday that Bend Studio finally released its newest game into the wild. The game its team had poured so much effort, heart and soul into over so many years during its long development. 5 Years on the Broken Road It has been so heart warming to see all the love from the community of players for this amazing title since its launch. A title that is so underrated, under-appreciated and in many ways under valued. To see so many players discover Days Gone, having let it pass them by at launch and to have such a connection with and love for this beloved game must warm the hearts of the devs who so clearly love it too. The team at Bend working on Days Gone was not only ...
25 Games Leaving PS Plus Game Catalogue May 2024
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25 Games Leaving PS Plus Game Catalogue May 2024

With the latest additions arriving on the PlayStation subscription service, here are 25 Games Leaving PS Plus Game Catalogue May 2024. Last Chance To Play - PS Plus Subscribers to the Extra & Premium tiers of PS Plus will have just a couple of weeks to check out the list of games below before they are cycled out of the Game Catalogue Abzû [PS4] Adrift [PS4] How To Survive 2 [PS4] The Artful Escape [PS4] Ashen [PS4] Last Stop [PS5/PS4] I Am Dead [PS5/PS4] Absolver [PS4] My Friend Pedro [PS4] The Messenger [PS4] Jotun: Valhalla Edition [PS4] Sundered: Eldritch Edition [PS4] World Of Final Fantasy [PS4] This Is The Police [PS4] This Is The Police 2 [PS4] ELEX [PS4] Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 [PS4] Minit [PS4] Obs...
6 Wrestling Games You Can Play Now On PlayStation
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6 Wrestling Games You Can Play Now On PlayStation

It's Wrestlemania week so here are 6 Wrestling Games on PlayStation that you can play right now on PS4 and PS5. Lay The Smackdown This list has you covered for all types of budgets, gameplay modes, with both arcade and SIM style games featuring your favourite current/legendary wrestlers. So whether you want to brave the fight alone or challenge some buddies in couch co-op/online multiplayer, then there is something here for every wrestling fan. Fire Pro Wrestling World Release: 28th Sept 2018 Metacritic: 79 Trophies: 32 (incl Platinum) Longevity: 60hrs+ Fire Pro Wrestling World is a comprehensive wrestling game where every component can be customised – from the wrestler to the ring. Fight for victory and the winner's belt! Unlimited customisation possibilities – Buil...
Our Favourite Video Game Easter Eggs
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Our Favourite Video Game Easter Eggs

Well Easter is here and some of the team here at Thumb Culture are sharing their Easter Eggs. No not the chocolate kind... Our favourite Video Game Easter Eggs. Video Game Easter Eggs - The Plot Chickens How many of these were you already aware of? Let us know in the comments what your favourite Video Game Easter Egg is. The Last Of Us Tease - Tony Originally The Last of Us was to be revealed in July 2011. The development team on Uncharted 3 created a little link to the upcoming Naughty Dog game during development of Nathan Drakes 3rd adventure on PS3. With Uncharted 3 launching in Nov 2011, The Last Of Us would then be common knowledge. However when the reveal of The Last Of Us got pushed to December of that year, Uncharted 3 was already in players hands with the Easter Egg still i...
Death Stranding 2 Co-Op?
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Death Stranding 2 Co-Op?

Is the latest trailer for the highly anticipated sequel to Hideo Kojima's Award Winning game hinting at Death Stranding 2 Co-op gameplay? DEATH STRANDING 2 Co-Op? The trailer features some very impressive visuals and Kojima's usual unique brand of crazy. At over 9 minutes in length, it is par for the course as with trailers for its predecessor. Leaving fans with more questions than answers this trailer has certainly increased the hype for the PlayStation console exclusive. It's easily one of the finest game trailers I have ever come across - check it out below. Should We Have Connected? In a tweet sharing the new trailer Hideo Kojima says: "Some new characters are introduced, and there are many hints of the story and gameplay in this trailer. Watch it many times and please enjoy." Ha...
Feels, Felines and Finding Yourself – Steam Next Fest February 2024
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Feels, Felines and Finding Yourself – Steam Next Fest February 2024

Steam again got into the Valentine’s spirit this month with their thrice-yearly spreading of indie game love. Vals, gals or pals, it was the perfect pre-holiday experience. The first Steam Next Fest of 2024 ran from 5th - 12th February, boasting a vast array of upcoming indie demos from both new and known developers. Many also hosted devstreams and live Q&As to further whet players’ appetites for what awaits on the indie horizon. Spicy Souls-likes, artful adventures, pixel art platformers, quirky crafters - whatever your taste, everyone could easily come away with some favourites. Us included. So here are five memorable demos that captured my heart and made eyes at me long after ending:   Hauntii Developer: Moonloop Games Publisher: Firestoke Planned Release Date: Q2 202...