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Talking Point: Is Indie Becoming a Defunct, Dirty Word?

Is Indie Becoming a Defunct, Dirty Word?

Term worm

Indie is the video game equivalent of Marmite: a sector of the medium so divisive that it’s simultaneously culpable of both dismay and delight. The very website that you’re reading is evidence of that, but we’re not alone: scuffles and skirmishes more heated than the format wars themselves can be attributed to the increasingly...

Guide: How to Get a High Score in inFAMOUS: First Light's Battle Arenas

How to Get a High Score in inFAMOUS: First Light's Battle Arenas

Play Fetch

One of the most frequent criticisms lofted at the inFAMOUS franchise is its relative lack of replayability, but superhero spin-off inFAMOUS: First Light attempts to solve that problem with a slew of Battle Arenas. Contextualised in the fiction as training facilities for the Conduits held captive at Curdun Cay, these additional missions...

Round Up: Metro: Redux PS4 Reviews Celebrate in an Abandoned Subway

Metro: Redux PS4 Reviews Celebrate in an Abandoned Subway

Anything but dark and dreary

Metro 2033 was one of those strange mid-tier titles that decided to avoid the PlayStation 3’s complicated architecture, releasing in early 2010 as a console exclusive for the Xbox 360. The post-apocalyptic first-person shooter – based upon the novel of the same name by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky – proved an...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 35

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 35

Shake off the work week blues

The problem with running WAYP on a weekly basis is that your humble host is invariably going to forget to put together the article from time to time – as this issue evidences. Your editor needed a firm reminder from news reporter Nicola Hayden, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this in the first place. To be fair,...

Feature: 21 of the Most Awful PlayStation Network Avatars

21 of the Most Awful PlayStation Network Avatars

Fashion disaster

Buzzfeed is so ridiculous that it’s already broken the fourth wall and started parodying itself, but there’s definitely a degree of entertainment to be derived from human stupidity. While we’re not diving down that rabbit hole, we thought that it was time to pad out the post-Gamescom

Out This Week: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Diablo III, Tales of Xillia 2

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Diablo III, Tales of Xillia 2

Nothing weedy about this week

We may still be nursing our Gamescom 2014 hangover with a packet of paracetamol, but the release calendar is not going to give us time to dawdle on the job. This is a surprisingly stacked week for all three PlayStation platforms, with no less than 11 new titles due out on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 34

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 34

Let's try something new

You wanted it, so we’re doing it: WAYPTW will now be published on a weekly basis. In order to make this work, we’re not changing the format, but we’re going to keep the actual article portion more condensed than ever before. This is simply to help us to turn these pieces around much quicker. Otherwise, it’s the same...

Soapbox: Here's Why I Will Be Playing Journey on PS4

Here's Why I Will Be Playing Journey on PS4

With hopes of starting over

I understand where Polygon scribe Colin Campbell is coming from when he says that he won’t be playing the recently announced PlayStation 4 conversion of thatgamecompany’s seminal spiritual adventure, Journey. Like the author in question, I too haven’t booted the game since a gloomy morning in

Feature: How Many PlayStation Predictions Did We Get Correct at Gamescom 2014?

How Many PlayStation Predictions Did We Get Correct at Gamescom 2014?

Keeping score

One thing that we’ve always been keen to maintain here at Push Square Towers is that our predictions always remain realistic. Every site under the sun likes to make a press conference prophecy prior to a big gaming convention – after all, the build up is a large part of the fun – but we’ve never been a fan of those misleading...

Live: Watch the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Gamescom 2014 Preview Show Right Here

Watch the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Gamescom 2014 Preview Show Right Here

Box clever

Once more with feeling. Gamescom 2014 is far from over, but this is the last livestream of the week, we’re afraid. Join us as Hideo Kojima and Geoff Keighley open the cardboard box on PlayStation 4 title Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain from 19:00PM BST (11:00AM PDT#MGSVTPP #MetalGearSolid #PS4 #Gamescom2014

Round Up: What Happened During PlayStation's Gamescom 2014 Press Conference?

What Happened During PlayStation's Gamescom 2014 Press Conference?

We recap all of the big PS4 announcements

It’s not always easy to watch video game press conferences in their entirety. Time zone issues and prior engagements can mean that you miss out, but that’s why we’re here to ensure that you remain informed. We’ll be updating this site over the coming week with tons more information straight from...

Reaction: PS4's Variety Shines at Gamescom 2014, but Sony's Presser Lacked a Show Stopper

PS4's Variety Shines at Gamescom 2014, but Sony's Presser Lacked a Show Stopper

On closer reflection

Sony usually marches into Gamescom unobstructed. The platform holder has been holding press conferences in Cologne for as long as we’ve been running this website, even revealing the PlayStation 3 Slim – the redesign which would eventually reverse its flagging format’s fortunes – at the event some five years ago. In...