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Feature: What Are April 2015's Free PlayStation Plus Games?

What Are April 2015's Free PlayStation Plus Games?

Tower of goods

Here at Push Square Towers, we like to go the extra mile. We may have already reported on April 2015's roster of free PlayStation Plus software, but in the rush of breaking news, we don't get a chance to go into much detail in the moment. That's why we always follow up our original story with a fuller feature, outlining each of the...

Talking Point: What One Game Do You Always Come Back To?

What One Game Do You Always Come Back To?

The one and only

Addiction is a strong word, but that's how many would describe their need to play one single game time and time again. A title that you've never really been able to put down, something that your mind always wanders back to, whether it's because you're bored and unsure of what to play, or because you simply enjoy it so much. It may...

Feature: There Was No Place Quite Like PlayStation Home

There Was No Place Quite Like PlayStation Home

Memories of Sony's madcap virtual world

There's a big 'To Let' sign in the Home Plaza today, and the remnants of makeshift toilet paper streamers scattered about its tufts of unkempt grass. Hours earlier, avatars congregated to wish the virtual world farewell, with one last cabbage patch dance under silky blue skies. Now, the weather is moody, and...

Interview: We Talk to the Man Who Made Metroid for PS4

We Talk to the Man Who Made Metroid for PS4

Axiom Verge’s Tom Happ tells us about PlayStation's next best indie

Tom Happ has been working on Axiom Verge for five years, and is now eagerly awaiting its launch later this week. In the age of social media, it's become increasingly easy, if incredibly time consuming, for indie developers to market their games – but the kind of raw hype that...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 62

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 62

Happy hunting

We suspect that this week's WAYP is going to be dominated by one title: Bloodborne. Most of us here at Push Square Towers are getting down and dirty with From Software's latest, and we suspect that things will be much the same for many of you. A word of advice for everyone: DualShock 4's are really expensive, so don't throw one at the...

Poll: What Do You Think of the New PSN Logo?

What Do You Think of the New PSN Logo?

Iconic pop

Those darned PlayStation Network outage articles have clearly left Sony scarred, as it's done away with the service's old logo. For the past ten or so years, it's employed the purple sphere symbol, but today's batch of firmware updates rendered the icon obsolete. You'll now find a much more contemporary circle on your PlayStation 4,...

Guide: Mastering Bloodborne's Brutal Basics on PS4

Mastering Bloodborne's Brutal Basics on PS4

A beginner's guide to Sony's biggest PS4 exclusive so far

There's a good chance that you've been looking at this week's Bloodborne coverage through worried eyes. From Software's latest foray is a critical darling, there's no doubt about that – but despite it being praised as the first must-own PlayStation 4 exclusive, the developer has a...

Round Up: Borderlands: The Handsome Collection PS4 Reviews Look in the Mirror

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection PS4 Reviews Look in the Mirror

Jack's back

They should make a movie: Not Another PlayStation 4 Remaster. Seriously, though, while Borderlands: The Handsome Collection may not include the first game in the series, it's looking like a pretty comprehensive package. Including both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the real thing that should sell this set is the fact...

First Impressions: Final Fantasy XV Has Massive Potential

Final Fantasy XV Has Massive Potential

Don't screw this up

To be totally honest, we're still having trouble coming to terms with the fact that we've actually played something related to Final Fantasy XV. If you've been keeping up with the game's development, all the way back since it was announced almost ten years ago, then we imagine that you'll feel the same. Episode Duscae, the...

Push Rewind: Hideo Kojima Kerfuffle, God of War III Remastered, and Battlefield Hardline

Hideo Kojima Kerfuffle, God of War III Remastered, and Battlefield Hardline

Down like a domino

This week really sparked into life about midway through. Just as our servers went offline, rumours started to circulate that Hideo Kojima had been ousted out of Konami, and it's been non-stop since then. God of War III Remastered was announced on Friday, while we took our time on retail servers to review Battlefield Hardline...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 61

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 61

Don't want this Saturday to end

2PM getting outta my bed // Tryin' to get Friday outta my head // It's all so hazy, got a little bit crazy, y'know I'd do it all again // Call everyone you know (oh my god, come over) // Turn up the radio // 'Cos this is our song, we can do no wrong, are you ready are you ready to go? Sammy Barker, Editor: I'll be...

Soapbox: Has It Just Been a Bad Week for Games, Or Is This Simply a Sign of the Times?

Has It Just Been a Bad Week for Games, Or Is This Simply a Sign of the Times?

Sammy Barker reckons that the industry’s in one big scrap

You've got to take the rough with the smooth – but these past few days have been more rugged than Vin Diesel's right-angled jaw. It's not been a vintage week for the games industry, with Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima seemingly being pushed out of Konami, first-party developer...

Feature: The Seven Deadly Sins of Game Design

The Seven Deadly Sins of Game Design

You should know better

Frustration is an emotion that none of us want to feel, especially when we're playing video games. The problem is, of course, that frustration is always lurking just around the corner, unless you're like the gaming equivalent of the most meditative monk in the world – in which case, we salute your patience and...

DLC Review: Dragon Ball XenoVerse's GT Pack Has Us Beating Up Baby

Dragon Ball XenoVerse's GT Pack Has Us Beating Up Baby

Damn dirty ape

Dragon Ball XenoVerse's first DLC pack is out on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Europe today, and we've had a chance to kick around with its new playable characters, quests, skills, and equipment. Part of the title's season pass, the simply named GT Pack offers up more of the same for XenoVerse fans, but is that enough to...

First Impressions: Bringing the Beat Back with Amplitude on PS4

Bringing the Beat Back with Amplitude on PS4

Music to our ears

We'll forever remember the original Amplitude on the PlayStation 2 for one major reason: it forced us to listen to Slipknot, Papa Roach, and pseudo-religious group P.O.D. While they may not be the happiest memories, however, Harmonix's mix of WipEout and bad licensed music does still hold a special place in this author's heart,...

Round Up: Battlefield Hardline PS4 Reviews Play Cops and Robbers with Critics

Battlefield Hardline PS4 Reviews Play Cops and Robbers with Critics

Bailed out

Battlefield Hardline is undoubtedly the big new release of the week, but with reviews held back until launch day, are the press playing good cop or bad cop with this spin-off first-person shooter? Well, the game's certainly not getting panned – though some sites have intelligently held back their scores until they can test the title...

Feature: 'We Made a Vita Game 'Cos We Wanted More Awesome Things to Play'

'We Made a Vita Game 'Cos We Wanted More Awesome Things to Play'

There’s a whiff of Windjammers about XMPT Games’ Frisbee-based foray

Now into its third year, the PlayStation Vita finds itself in a bit of a strange spot. Sony's second handheld system certainly hasn't set cash registers alight, but it has garnered an extremely passionate fanbase – this very website is evidence of that. The problem is that...

Push Rewind: Uncharted 4 Delays, PS4 Firmware Updates, and Hotline Miami 2

Uncharted 4 Delays, PS4 Firmware Updates, and Hotline Miami 2

DelayStation

This author's spent a lot of this week on the periphery, as Robert Ramsey helmed HMS Push Square for the majority of the past seven days. However, your humble host has been keeping abreast of the headlines, which included an Uncharted 4 delay and official confirmation of a new PlayStation 4 firmware update. Our biggest story in terms...