Features News - Page 11

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 107

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 107

Just dance

It's the weekend, which means that it's time to dig out your Little Mix CD and start dancing like it's 2016. Or you could just switch on your PlayStation 4 and sit down with some games, which is what we'll be doing. Everyone's got two left feet here at Push Square Towers, y'see. Sammy Barker, Editor: I can't talk about what I'll be...

Hardware Review: How to Extend Your PS4 Controller's Battery Life

How to Extend Your PS4 Controller's Battery Life

Never stop playing

Longevity isn't exactly the DualShock 4's favourite word. Sony's latest controller may be the most comfortable that it's ever made, but if it was on a Duracell commercial, it would be one of those knock-off bunnies on its haunches staring longingly at the cotton tails of its supercharged counterparts. The PowerPak 1, an...

Book Review: Console Wars - A Sony, Nintendo, and SEGA Love Triangle

Console Wars - A Sony, Nintendo, and SEGA Love Triangle

Serious business

Console wars have a bad name. We're not condoning the craziness that occurs on social media and message boards from time to time, but there's a competitive edge to any industry that can be entertaining when viewed from the inside – and video games are no different. Console Wars, a fly-on-the-wall insight into the skirmish for...

Feature: Happy 4th Birthday, PlayStation Vita

Happy 4th Birthday, PlayStation Vita

Yes, it's still here

Four years ago today, on the 22nd February 2012, Sony bestowed upon the Western world its newest handheld gaming system: the PlayStation Vita. Originally marketed as something of a home console in the palm of your hands, it's safe to say that the sleek little machine hasn't quite lived up to its potential - but for once, we're...

Push Rewind: Street Fighter V, PS4 Firmware Update Betas, Hideo Kojima's Next Game

Street Fighter V, PS4 Firmware Update Betas, Hideo Kojima's Next Game

Rise up

One game's hogged the headlines this week: Street Fighter V. We thought that the fighter was absolutely wonderful in our review, but it's also come under heavy fire for its lack of single player content. Elsewhere this week, we got some updates on Hideo Kojima's new game, Bethesda teased a Fallout 4 secret that's yet to be found, and we...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 106

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 106

Weekend fighters

Want to know what the worst thing about the weekend is? Trying to come up with an introduction to WAYP. Y'know, this author's seriously considering concocting a copy and paste intro that can be recycled every week. For now, though, we'll simply make a passing comment about the weather – it's a bit drizzly here in the UK. Sammy...

Push Share: What PS4 Screenshots Have You Been Sharing? - Issue 8

What PS4 Screenshots Have You Been Sharing? - Issue 8

Now with added photo contest

Push Share is supposed to be a bi-weekly feature, but this humble editor went and screwed up last Friday by totally forgetting all about it. Absolutely unforgivable, we know, but at least we're back on track this week with some fresh PlayStation 4 screenshots. What's more, to make up for our disgusting blunder, we're...

Round Up: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 PS4 Reviews Start to Sprout

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 PS4 Reviews Start to Sprout

Green, green grass of dope

Critics have started slathering fertiliser on top of their Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 reviews, and we're starting to see the fruits of their labour. A handful of American sites have published reviews for the under-the-radar floral-based foray today, and because we haven't got our copy yet, we've planted them...

Feature: A Brief History of Virtual Reality

A Brief History of Virtual Reality

Alex Boz tours the '90s VR graveyard

With the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR well and truly on the way to our living rooms, virtual reality (VR) is the biggest news in gaming right now. But let's rewind the clock some two and a half decades, back when Sony was working on the Nintendo Play Station and the inventor of the Oculus Rift, Palmer Luckey,...

Feature: What Modes Do You Actually Get in Street Fighter V on PS4?

What Modes Do You Actually Get in Street Fighter V on PS4?

Also, a quick content roadmap

For our money, Street Fighter V is easily the best brawler on the PlayStation 4 – and it may just be one of the greatest fighting games ever made. The sequel's peerless ability to fuse accessibility with tournament tier depth is its true strength, but it does come with a caveat: the single player experience, in its...

Round Up: Street Fighter V PS4 Reviews Rise Up

Street Fighter V PS4 Reviews Rise Up

Round one

It's time to rise up and be counted, as Street Fighter V is almost here. The latest entry in Capcom's uber-popular punch-up property is being pitched as a sort of pseudo-service, and phase one rolls out this week, exclusively on the PlayStation 4 and PC. But with a lack of single player content threatening to steal the series'...

Feature: An Introduction to Street Fighter V's F.A.N.G.

An Introduction to Street Fighter V's F.A.N.G.

Fangs very much

F.A.N.G. – now forever referred to as Fang, thanks – was the final character revealed for Street Fighter V's release. Not many people know a great deal about the lanky weirdo, as he hasn't been available during any beta tests, so allow us to shine a light on Bison's newest sycophant. First thing's first: Fang's really going to...

First Impressions: Hitman PS4 Brings the Franchise Back to Its Golden Years

Hitman PS4 Brings the Franchise Back to Its Golden Years

Our thoughts from the beta

It's safe to say that a lot of people were feeling quite nervous about the annoyingly named Hitman. Its episodic release schedule worried many people, and tensions were high after the disappointing Hitman: Absolution – would Square Enix mess up again? After playing the beta for many hours, however, it seems that...

Feature: Which of PlayStation's Lonely Hearts Are Looking for Love?

Which of PlayStation's Lonely Hearts Are Looking for Love?

Meet your match

Where PlayStation protagonists fall in love. Start dating with Push My Square today.: We know that being a PlayStation hero is hard. That's why we created Push My Square – a vibrant community in which video game stars of all shapes and sizes can find the partner of their dreams. Since the company's inception in 1994, we've...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 105

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 105

One more time

Sorry for the late WAYP today, it's been a busy start to Saturday. Doesn't mean you can't jump aboard this train a little late, though, as we're on a one-way trip to weekend gaming heaven. Or something. To be honest with you, these introductions get harder to write every week. Sammy Barker, Editor: I've been on a bit of a walking...

Reaction: Why Sony Won't Deploy PS4 Exclusives on PC

Why Sony Won't Deploy PS4 Exclusives on PC

Well, not many of 'em

Microsoft melted the web with its Quantum Break announcements yesterday. Unfortunately for Remedy, the forthcoming time-shifting affair got nudged to the side, as platform politics ruled the day. For those of you that missed it, the Redmond firm confirmed that the release would be coming to the PC day-and-date with the Xbox...