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Game of the Year: Best PlayStation 3 Games of 2013

Best PlayStation 3 Games of 2013

This is living

It may be ending the year as the tired old video game veteran, but the PlayStation 3 can humbly hold its disc slot aloft, as this has been an outstanding year for the former flagship format. We know it’s a countdown cliché to claim that it was a challenge to cut our list of Game of the Year candidates down to a manageable...

Talking Point: Has Father Christmas Added to Your PlayStation Backlog?

Has Father Christmas Added to Your PlayStation Backlog?

Tell us about your gaming gifts

Christmas may be about a lot of different things, but we’d be lying if we said that we didn’t predominantly enjoy the gifts. In addition to gigantic roast dinners and terrible television shows, sharing presents has become a pivotal part of the festive experience – and we want to know whether you received any new...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This... Christmas?

What Are You Playing This... Christmas?

One more sleep

We’ve all been forced to endure an avalanche of hype over the past couple of weeks, but as we frantically tap out this last-minute message, Christmas has virtually arrived. To be honest, we’re not overly fond of Brussels sprouts, charged family disputes, and terrible terrestrial television – but we are thrilled at the fact that...

Feature: Feel All Festive with These Unforgettable PlayStation Snowscapes

Feel All Festive with These Unforgettable PlayStation Snowscapes

Ice weather for it

The weather outside is dreary, but your consoles can be so cheery. And since there’s nowhere you’d rather be, turn on your PSone, PS2, and PS3. Alright, it doesn’t quite fit, but you get the idea. Over the years, the various PlayStation platforms have played host to a veritable wonderland of snowy scenes, so to celebrate...

Feature: 2013's Most Powerful PlayStation Soundtracks

2013's Most Powerful PlayStation Soundtracks

Don't look back in anger

More often than not, too much effort is spent pondering the visuals of a game. Or its gameplay. Or its set pieces. However, there’s one pivotal area that tends to get overlooked time and time again: the soundtrack. If you’re on the fence about a particular piece of software, an emotional piece of music can set you on...

Talking Point: Should Sony Mirror Steam's Discount Strategy for PSN?

Should Sony Mirror Steam's Discount Strategy for PSN?

Door busters

Sales can actually be a pretty cunning strategy. Supermarkets are particularly good at them, lowering the cost of sought after goods in order to obtain publicity and drive foot traffic through their stores. It only takes one heavily discounted item to coerce thrifty shoppers into a cash splashing frenzy, and that allows retailers to...

Guide: How to Save the Humans and Stave Off the Keepers in Resogun on PS4

How to Save the Humans and Stave Off the Keepers in Resogun on PS4

Tips 'n' tricks

It’s fair to say that Resogun has left our lives in complete and utter tatters. We’ve been unable to eat, sleep, or even communicate properly in the wake of our November Game of the Month winner, and who can blame us? Housemarque’s gorgeous shmup is an outstanding release – and it’s a free one to boot. However, if you...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 18

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 18

Snow isn't falling, all around us

The holidays are coming, and that can only mean one thing – it's time to grab your favourite Christmas sweater (you know, the one that your Nan knitted for you), hold a yummy mince pie in one hand, and pick up your DualShock with the other. This weekend, here at Push Square towers, we'll be busy Trophy hunting and...

Talking Point: Is PlayStation Plus Helping or Hindering the PS Vita?

Is PlayStation Plus Helping or Hindering the PS Vita?

Playing the waiting game

Speculation seeping out of this week’s NPD sales report suggests that Media Molecule’s universally acclaimed PlayStation Vita exclusive Tearaway sold around 14,000 copies in North America during its release window. That number is heartbreaking for a title that not only came close to a 10/10 on this site, but also...

Game of the Month: November 2013 - Resogun

November 2013 - Resogun

Gunned down

November was yet another busy month for Push Square's reviewers, as we critiqued a hefty 23 games in total. Last month also saw the release of a certain console that you may have heard about: the PlayStation 4. With Sony's new hardware flying off the shelves, the race to get our next-gen write-ups published was on, and so we brought...

Feature: The Road to Gran Turismo 6

The Road to Gran Turismo 6

The evolution of the real driving simulator

Even when Polyphony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi was working on slapstick PSone racer Motor Toon Grand Prix, the luminary had driving simulators in mind. The internally developed title, which was undeniably inspired by the success of Mario Kart, was built with a casual audience in mind, but the...

First Impressions: Shining a Spotlight on Free PS4 Shooter Blacklight: Retribution

Shining a Spotlight on Free PS4 Shooter Blacklight: Retribution

No cost CoD

Blacklight: Retribution has never been subtle about its similarities to Call of Duty. The popular Kill Confirmed mode, which first appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, took only a short time to appear in the Zombie Studios developed shooter, and supposed leaked screenshots of Call of Duty: Black Ops II tu

Talking Point: PS4 Proves That Consoles Are Alive and Kicking

PS4 Proves That Consoles Are Alive and Kicking

On the pulse

We relish bad news like a kitten does catnip. As a species, it’s deep coded into our genetic makeup to pay utmost attention to the darkest parts of life and brush the positives under the carpet. Newspapers lead with murders rather than acts of bravery, television bulletins push cheerful clips to the tail-end of their schedules, and...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - PS4 Special Part 2

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - PS4 Special Part 2

Greatness revived

The time has come. The next-generation of PlayStation gaming has arrived, and its already busy consuming our weekends. In the last edition of 'What Are You Playing This Weekend', a few of our North American team members shared their exciting first steps into the world of the PlayStation 4, while the rest of the world moaned in...

Poll: How Would You Rate the PS4’s Present and Future Prospects?

How Would You Rate the PS4’s Present and Future Prospects?

Worth the wait

It’s a relief to be able to write about the PlayStation 4 from a global perspective at last. While the unfortunate folks in Japan and some smaller territories around the world are still waiting for greatness to arrive, there’s a sizeable chance that the system is now available in the region that you’re reading this from. That...

Talking Point: Share Your European PS4 Launch Stories Here

Share Your European PS4 Launch Stories Here

Greatness comes to those that wait

The wait for the PlayStation 4 has been especially difficult for Europe. Those of you living in North America were able to snatch the next generation system two weeks ago, meaning that folks in the UK, France, and Germany have been left twiddling their thumbs for almost 14 days. No more, though, as the console...

Hardware Review: PlayStation 4 - For the Players

PlayStation 4 - For the Players

Greatness arrives

How do you review a games console in this day and age? Our expectations for new systems have changed, and while Sony’s messaging with the PlayStation 4 may have centred on the hearts of the players with iron sight precision, it’s impossible to escape the idea that beneath the expensive marketing campaigns and Antonio Banderas...