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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 51

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 51

Boom clap

The weather's awful, the Christmas break is over, and you're utterly broke after the holidays – Happy New Year, everyone! At least you've got that ever expanding backlog to keep you occupied through the dreary early weeks of January, and with the weekend now upon us, we want to know what you'll be playing over the coming days. You should...

Feature: Why the PS4 Is Selling So Extraordinarily Well

Why the PS4 Is Selling So Extraordinarily Well

Secret sauce

There were a few miffed reactions around the web earlier in the week when Sony announced that the PlayStation 4 has now sold a staggering 18.5 million units globally. A slip-up in the November NPD reports, coupled with a lack of truly meaningful exclusives over the holiday period, prompted some to ponder whether the platform holder...

Game of the Year: These Are Your Favourite PS4, PS3, and Vita Titles of 2014

These Are Your Favourite PS4, PS3, and Vita Titles of 2014

Reader's choice

Sign it, seal it, and stick our stamp of approval on it: Game of the Year is finally over. We've spent the past few days polling your opinion on the best that PlayStation had to offer in 2014, and while there's been much anger pointed at the absence of DriveClub and Assassin's Creed Unity in our shortlist – we couldn't include...

Round Up: Here's All of Our Game of the Year Coverage

Here's All of Our Game of the Year Coverage

Once more with feeling

With the holidays still in semi-swing, you were never going to stop us from squeezing one last feature out of our ongoing Game of the Year coverage. We put a ton of effort into this year's articles and videos, but figured that you may have missed the odd story while out and about over the Christmas break. Worry not, though,...

Poll: What Was Your Favourite PlayStation Game of 2014?

What Was Your Favourite PlayStation Game of 2014?

We need you

We've milked our Game of the Year coverage harder than a Cravendale cow, but the sugary sweet conclusion is now in sight. With our PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita favourites wrapped up in text and video form, we're now pointing a figurative finger in your direction in order to ascertain your 2014 picks. Game of the Year is...

Video: Why Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor Is Our Game of the Year

Why Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor Is Our Game of the Year

You orc to know

It's tag-team time. For the final instalment in our gruelling Game of the Year coverage, this video editor has paired up with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor reviewer Joey Thurmond to uncover just why Monolith Productions' open world adventure deserves our overall PlayStation Platinum Trophy gong. Yeah, the Dudley Boyz may want to...

Game of the Year: Platinum Trophy - Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Platinum Trophy - Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Precious

2014's Game of the Year winner perhaps comes as a surprise, given that we weren't all that confident in its success when it was originally unveiled. Unsure if it was a movie tie-in or simply another in a long line of disappointing Lord of the Rings titles, a slew of intriguing trailers, conference appearances, and developer interviews...

Feature: 2014's Most Memorable PlayStation Music

2014's Most Memorable PlayStation Music

Sounds good

The music that we hear in games plays an integral part in our enjoyment of the experience. While this is by no means exclusive to the medium, the interactive nature of games means that the memories linked with certain musical cues can carry more potency than in other types of media. Last year was a hell of a year for game soundtracks,...

Game of the Year: Silver Trophy - P.T.

Silver Trophy - P.T.

Silent fright

Stealthily announced at Sony's Gamescom conference, P.T. was billed as a 'Playable Teaser' for a new first-person horror game by the fictional 7780s Studio. After the sort of frenzied investigation that only the Internet can provide, it was discovered that the daunting downloadable was in fact a demo for a new Silent Hill game...

Video: Watch As We Recap 2014's Best PS4 Games

Watch As We Recap 2014's Best PS4 Games

Once more with feeling

If this video were a part of a pudding, it'd be the delicious sponge bit separating the jelly and custard in a nice trifle. In other words: it represents the centre piece of our coverage, before we get to the fruity finale next week. "What's it all about, then?" we hear you scream. Well, it's the best PS4 games of 2014 –...

Game of the Year: Best PS4 Games of 2014

Best PS4 Games of 2014

Greatness awaits

Sony would probably agree that the PlayStation 4's first year wasn't exactly vintage – but then, when does a console ever come flying out of the gates? From a first-party perspective, the platform holder pumped out some quality titles, but compared to its frankly frighteningly lineup in 2013, the past twelve months have fallen...

Soapbox: Poor Communication Continues to Be PSN's Biggest Problem

Poor Communication Continues to Be PSN's Biggest Problem

Sammy Barker is sick of Sony's silence

The PlayStation Network has been on and off for three days now, and it's not good enough. I'm confident that Sony is working around the clock to restore the service, and I'm not one of those people that lacks patience, but I am disappointed at the Japanese giant's communication on the matter. At this point,...

Video: Watch As We Recap 2014's Best PS3 Games

Watch As We Recap 2014's Best PS3 Games

Old but gold

... And we're back. Following on from yesterday's uber-awesome PlayStation Vita video – what do you mean you didn't watch it yet? – we're here to talk you through the best PlayStation 3 games of 2014. As an aside, there are free Ferrero Rochers up for grabs if you subscribe to our YouTube channel*. See y'all tomorrow. [ Subscribe...

Game of the Year: Best PS3 Games of 2014

Best PS3 Games of 2014

Antiques roadshow

It's been a funny year for the PlayStation 3. While the system has received plenty of support in 2014, it feels like the attention of the industry has moved on. Cross-generation titles like Destiny and Far Cry 4 have all been advertised with the PlayStation 4 in mind, and sales have taken a tumble as a consequence. Despite what...

Talking Point: Which PS4 Games Are You Most Looking Forward to in 2015?

Which PS4 Games Are You Most Looking Forward to in 2015?

Thinking ahead

We love navel gazing as much as the next person here at Push Square Towers, which is why we've compiled seven features on our favourite 2014 PlayStation forays. However, in an industry that's constantly moving forwards, it's hard not to look ahead as well. That's why we've pulled our team together one last time to discuss our most...