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Talking Point: Do You Ever Stump Up for Season Passes?

Do You Ever Stump Up for Season Passes?

Chump change

The so-called Season Pass has become the latest way for publishers to extract even more money from cash strapped gamers. What started life as L.A. Noire’s largely innocuous Rockstar Pass – a pre-purchase for several additional cases in the sandbox detective game – has, much like the Online Pass that preceded it, evolved into an...

Round Up: Shadow Warrior PS4 Reviews Go for the Throat

Shadow Warrior PS4 Reviews Go for the Throat

Blades of steel

Shadow Warrior started life as a 3D Realms developed first-person shooter, so we can understand why your scepticism is already at an all time high. This PlayStation 4 reimagining by Polish developer Flying Wild Hog, however, aims to drag the original into the next generation – without forgetting any of the late 90s tropes that...

Interview: Will Tom Clancy's The Division Deliver on the PS4?

Will Tom Clancy's The Division Deliver on the PS4?

Massive expectations

Ubisoft sure knows how to make a splash. Tom Clancy’s The Division, much like Watch Dogs before it, dropped jaws at E3 2013, when it was announced for the PlayStation 4. The game – an open world third-person shooter with strong role-playing influences – not only promised to drag the industry into the next generation with...

Push Rewind: PS4 Firmware Update 2.00, Grand Theft Auto V Bundles, NPD Sales

PS4 Firmware Update 2.00, Grand Theft Auto V Bundles, NPD Sales

The evil within

Push Rewind is back from the dead ready to haunt you ahead of Hallowe’en. Actually, this editor was simply too busy to put together this regular feature last week, so unfortunately it had to lay low for a few days. Thankfully, we’re back with a vengeance this time – and with more reviews and features than you can shake a...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 43

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 43

Sweet talker

Like a particularly aggressive salesman, WAYP refuses to get out of your face. It only feels like a few days ago that this editor was compiling Issue 42, but already Issue 43 is here – we’ll be penning the Christmas special soon. Until then, it’s business as usual: we’ll tell you everything that we’re playing, and then open...

Feature: What's New in PS4 Firmware Update 2.00?

What's New in PS4 Firmware Update 2.00?

Share Play, music player, themes, and more

Well, that was a short evening. This editor was just about to put his feet up, but Sony has released details regarding the PlayStation 4’s hotly anticipated firmware update v2.00 – and let us tell you, this is a real humdinger. It may be months in the making, but the software refresh – which was...

Soapbox: Why Are We Arguing Over Holiday Exclusives When PS2's First Year Offering Will Forever Rule the Roost?

Why Are We Arguing Over Holiday Exclusives When PS2's First Year Offering Will Forever Rule the Roost?

Sammy Barker talks system sellers

Exclusives are the gamer’s equivalent of bullets. Venture into the dark recesses of any popular video game forum, and you’ll find format fighters striding into battle, armed with a list of titles that’s sure to ensure victory for their given side. It’s only natural, of course, that people should want to...

Out This Week: Borderlands, The Evil Within, Minecraft: PS Vita Edition, Peggle 2

Borderlands, The Evil Within, Minecraft: PS Vita Edition, Peggle 2

Oh my goodness

Holy schnitzel, if you thought that last week’s edition of Out This Week was stacked with an insurmountable number of new releases, then this instalment is in a whole different league. With the summer being comparatively barren for new PlayStation software, we’re not sure why developers big and small have decided to deploy their...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 42

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 42

Chirp, chirp

The songbirds will keep on singing, and we’ll keep on playing video games. With the thrust of the holiday season now in full swing, there’s no shortage of titles to choose from – as is evidenced by the variety outlined by our team of writers below. Of course, with reviews to write and news to report on, there’s no real time to...

Feature: Why Do Next-Gen Games Keep Disappointing?

Why Do Next-Gen Games Keep Disappointing?

PS poor

DriveClub, one of Sony’s big exclusive PlayStation 4 games, launched this week to a largely lukewarm reception. Evolution Studios’ hotly anticipated racing title had been paraded as one of the first must-have next-gen releases, only for a string of middling reviews to siphon any fuel out of its tank. The critical response, as a whole,...

First Impressions: Take a Minute to Learn About One of PS4's Hidden Gems

Take a Minute to Learn About One of PS4's Hidden Gems

60 second smash

Without meaning to sound like a jaded so-and-so, the one problem with reporting on video games is that they rarely have the ability to surprise. As an infant, this particular editor used to relish trips to underground game stores where shelves of import titles gazed gleefully back – every single one of them a mysterious entity...

Game of the Month: September 2014 - Destiny

September 2014 - Destiny

Destined for greatness

It comes as little surprise, but September was a great month for gaming. Signalling the beginning of the holiday rush, it was packed with enjoyable releases and subsequently high scores, which made our always intense staff vote all the more interesting. This isn't the first time that we've argued amongst ourselves regarding...

First Impressions: Does WWE 2K15 on PS4 Have Heavyweight Pedigree?

Does WWE 2K15 on PS4 Have Heavyweight Pedigree?

Yes! Yes! Yes!

If you heard loud screaming coming from the back corner of Earls Court, it may have been us. Yes, 2K Sports brought the PlayStation 4 version of WWE 2K15 to the UK’s biggest video game fair this year, EGX London, and throwing ourselves at a free demo unit, it became all too apparent why our fellow revellers were yelling at full...

Round Up: DriveClub PS4 Reviews Target Pole Position

DriveClub PS4 Reviews Target Pole Position

Low on gas

At least everyone can agree that it looks pretty, right? The first batch of DriveClub reviews have crossed the finish line – and, well, it’s all looking a teensy bit mixed. Despite spending an extra 12 or so months in the tuning shop, Evolution Studios’ next-gen racer appears to have fallen somewhat short of a podium place, with...

Guide: How to Stay Alive in Alien: Isolation on PS4

How to Stay Alive in Alien: Isolation on PS4

Sevastopol survivor

As anyone that’s been chased by an eight foot alien will attest, stayin’ alive ain’t as easy as the Bee Gees once made it sound. However, we’ve been sharpening up our stealth skills in Alien: Isolation on the PlayStation 4 of late, and we’ve got some tips to help you to stay safe on the abandoned Sevastopol space...

Video: Listen to Us Discuss the PS4's Biggest Upcoming Games

Listen to Us Discuss the PS4's Biggest Upcoming Games

Pod thing

One of the biggest requests for Push Square both internally and externally is some kind of podcast, but it’s been on the backburner for some time now. However, at EGX London last week, we decided to give the idea a go, in order to catalogue both our experiences on the show floor – and also see if the concept would actually, y'know,...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 41

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 41

Neon pie

We’re teetering on the precipice of gameageddon. Our super secret review document is filled with titles, reviewers have been assigned, and Push Square Towers is awash with complaints regarding the length of certain releases. Anybody would think that we’d entered the third circle of Hell or something. Still, with such animation behind...