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Feature: What Does TGS 2015 Tell Us About PS4 in Japan?

What Does TGS 2015 Tell Us About PS4 in Japan?

Things are looking up

The PlayStation 4's been far from a flop in Japan since its launch last year, but it's failed to kick on in quite the way that we expected it to. The console's sold in fits and starts, with big releases like Dragon Quest Heroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain prompting numbers to increase – only for them to shrink...

Feature: Eyes On with PlayStation VR at Canada's Largest Gaming Expo 

Eyes On with PlayStation VR at Canada's Largest Gaming Expo 

Andrew Karklins visits a virtual London

In early September, I was fortunate enough to experience Sony's first endeavour into the virtual reality space with Project Morpheus, now officially known as PlayStation VR. While attending Fan Expo Canada, a celebration of all things pop culture in downtown Toronto, the Japanese giant showcased many titles...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 85

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 85

From Tokyo with love

And breathe again. Push Square Towers has been a hive of activity this week, with TGS 2015 in full swing. But while we've been enjoying bringing you all of the big news from Tokyo, we are looking forward to a breather this weekend – and a video game or two. As has become a tradition in these parts, here's what we're playing...

Interview: Bandai Namco on Bringing Its Japanese Properties West

Bandai Namco on Bringing Its Japanese Properties West

Journey to the West

It's no secret that Bandai Namco has been on a localisation spree since the PlayStation 4 launched almost two years ago. It's been busy pumping out translated titles right, left, and centre for months, so we thought that it'd be interesting to get a little more insight into the publisher's strategy. If you cast your mind back...

First Impressions: Destiny: The Taken King PS4 Marks a Clear Improvement

Destiny: The Taken King PS4 Marks a Clear Improvement

Taking us back

Year two of Destiny is well and truly under way with the release of The Taken King – the shooter's largest piece of downloadable content to date. We still struggle to call The Dark Below and House of Wolves 'expansions', but there's no denying that this newest add-on fits the bill. You'd expect this, of course, from an expensive...

Round Up: What Did Sony Announce for PS4, PS3, Vita During Its Pre-TGS Presser?

What Did Sony Announce for PS4, PS3, Vita During Its Pre-TGS Presser?

All of the news

Two press conferences down, two home runs. Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show media briefing was never going to better its fantastical E3 2015 offering, but with decent pacing and a lot of content, it was another strong showing from the Japanese giant. Sure, the presser lacked a knock-out finish – the ten or so minutes spent talking...

Feature: What PS4, PS3, and Vita Reveals Should You Expect During Sony's Pre-TGS Presser?

What PS4, PS3, and Vita Reveals Should You Expect During Sony's Pre-TGS Presser?

Predicting PlayStation's big media briefing in Japan

Hooray! After a pretty darn dismal Gamescom 2015 last month, PlayStation press conference season begins in earnest this week. Sony's big pre-Tokyo Game Show media briefing is the first of three events before Christmas, with Paris Games Week and PlayStation Experience both set to follow later in...

Guide: What Time Does Destiny: The Taken King Go Live on PS4 and PS3?

What Time Does Destiny: The Taken King Go Live on PS4 and PS3?

Patience and time

There's been a lot of confusion over when Destiny's latest expansion, The Taken King, goes live. Being an online-only release, it's no surprise that Bungie is working to make sure that everything clicks without issue, and with that in mind, it'll be launching the add-on at a specified worldwide time. In other words, don't expect...

Round Up: PES 2016: Pro Evolution Soccer PS4 Reviews Hit the Back of the Net

PES 2016: Pro Evolution Soccer PS4 Reviews Hit the Back of the Net

Nailed it like Neymar

Konami may not make many games anymore, but it's pumping out some real hits this holiday. Hot on the heels of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's critical success, the publisher has deployed another high scorer in the form of PES 2016: Pro Evolution Soccer. Like an out of form striker, this series really struggled to hit...

Push Rewind: Destiny: The Taken King, Metal Gear Solid 5, and Lots of Reviews

Destiny: The Taken King, Metal Gear Solid 5, and Lots of Reviews

Break a leg

There's never a good week to take a break in this industry, but Señor Ramsey informs me that the past seven days have been the pits on Planet PlayStation. Fortunately, he was able to plug the gaps with an ample supply of Destiny: The Taken King info and lots of reviews. Here's your regularly scheduled recap of everything that you need...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 84

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 84

Raiding party

What? The end of another week already? We're rapidly approaching the last few months of 2015 now, so we can see these articles getting bigger and bigger as we get closer and closer to the holiday rush. Indeed, now's the time to try and get your backlog sorted out before the blockbuster releases start pouring in - but we're not exactly...

Poll: Which Destiny Ghost Voice Is the Best?

Which Destiny Ghost Voice Is the Best?

Dinklage or North?

Any fan of Destiny will know that the game's most recent 2.0 update replaced the original voice of your robotic companion - your Ghost - with an all-new actor. Previously, it was Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage who provided your Ghost with its monotone commentary, but now, video game voice actor Nolan North has been drafted...

Guide: Metal Gear Solid V Buddies and How to Get the Best Out of Them

Metal Gear Solid V Buddies and How to Get the Best Out of Them

Comrades in arms

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain features very fun and flexible mission design. From fully customisable loadouts to the fact that you can tackle almost any operation exactly as you see fit, you're always given countless options when it comes to fulfilling your objectives. One of the game's most interesting additions to the...

Soapbox: Metal Gear Solid V Has the Best Sandbox Mission Design I've Seen in a Game

Metal Gear Solid V Has the Best Sandbox Mission Design I've Seen in a Game

Bossing it

I've finally had a chance to really sink my teeth into Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain this weekend, and I've already came to one pretty dramatic conclusion: it has the best open mission design that I've experienced in a game. A pretty bold statement, I'm sure you'll agree, but it's one that I'm quite confident in - and not just...

Video: Top 4 PlayStation Games - August 2015

Top 4 PlayStation Games - August 2015

Horror show

Your humble video host was torn away, kicking and screaming from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain in order to make this bloody Game of the Month round up, so you had better watch the damn thing. Featuring moronic teenagers, West Midlands accents, and even special guest appearances from everyone's favourite editor who isn't the...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 83

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 83

Ahead of schedule

The sun has set on another week, but there's one major difference this time: we've actually got WAYP ready relatively early this time. In fact, this level of organisation is practically unheard of here at Push Square Towers, as responses from staff members were solicited yesterday – and the entire article's been completed long...

Guide: Where to Find All of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's Music Cassette Tapes

Where to Find All of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's Music Cassette Tapes

Locations that will make your Walkman sing

Let it be known that there is only one universal truth on this earth, and that is that cassette tapes suck. Unfortunately for Big Boss he hasn't got much of a choice, as CDs and iPods don't exist in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. While collectibles can be a pile of crud in other games, the tapes...

Guide: Sneaking to Success in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on PS4

Sneaking to Success in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on PS4

Hints and tips for Big Boss beginners

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is an extraordinary game. Hideo Kojima may be bowing out with the brand's big fifth instalment, but his swansong is a real masterwork: a compelling tapestry of an entire career's worth of refinement, condensed into a tropical open world. Of course, with any title as...

Talking Point: What Is a Video Game?

What Is a Video Game?

The million dollar question

Video game. Noun. A game played by electronically manipulating images produced by a computer program on a monitor or other display. Video games are more diverse than they've ever been. As the market matures, we're starting to see new ideas introduced that challenge the very rules upon which the industry has been...

Round Up: Push Square's August 2015 Reviews

Push Square's August 2015 Reviews

Racing towards the storm

August was a busy month for everyone here at Push Square, as we pumped out a whopping 39 reviews - which is surely some sort of record. The sheer amount of new releases perhaps came as no surprise, though, seeing as we're now hurtling towards the holiday rush at speeds that we're not entirely comfortable with. Future fears...