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Push Rewind: The Order: 1886, PS4 Firmware Updates, and Dragon Ball Xenoverse

The Order: 1886, PS4 Firmware Updates, and Dragon Ball Xenoverse

Better late than never

Finally. After several slow weeks in the PlayStation Nation, the New Year finally feels underway. This was an action packed seven days at Push Square Towers, as we penned tons of reviews, conducted a couple of interviews, and reported on lots of interesting news. Don't worry if you missed anything, because we've compiled all...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 57

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 57

Hobnobs

It's a brief WAYP this week, as everyone at Push Square Towers is too busy actually enjoying their weekends to talk about it. This editor may have to resort to new tactics to encourage further engagement – perhaps the promise of office Hobnobs will do the job? We shall see. Sammy Barker, Editor: It's a mixture of all sorts for me this...

Feature: Four Ways Ready at Dawn Could Make a Much Better The Order: 1886 Sequel for PS4

Four Ways Ready at Dawn Could Make a Much Better The Order: 1886 Sequel for PS4

Rebuilding London

No one wanted The Order: 1886 to succeed more than this author. If you go back and listen to our EGX 2014 discussion, you'll hear your humble host staunchly defend Ready at Dawn's alternate history escapade after an early hands-on demo failed to live up to the expectations of some members in the Push Square team. Reviewing the...

Feature: What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Rogue Galaxy?

What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Rogue Galaxy?

A rogue's legacy

What was then Japanese developer Level-5's biggest ever project, Rogue Galaxy remains a brilliant action role-playing game. A sci-fi tale of adventure, space pirates, and, of course, an evil empire, it's full of memorable characters, boasts a great battle system, and is set across some gorgeously diverse locales. As far as RPG...

Out This Week: The Order: 1886, Dead or Alive 5 PS4, Q*Bert Rebooted

The Order: 1886, Dead or Alive 5 PS4, Q*Bert Rebooted

Antique action

Ah, another belated edition of Out This Week – will we ever publish this column on time? While you ponder that, we'll move swiftly on and point out that this week is a real humdinger, especially if you're a PlayStation 4 owner. Highlights include The Order: 1886 and Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, but there's something for everyone...

Interview: We Compare Power Levels with the Producer of Dragon Ball Xenoverse

We Compare Power Levels with the Producer of Dragon Ball Xenoverse

Development, new storylines, and Dragon Ball's future

Dragon Ball Xenoverse is now approaching its 27th February release date at supersonic speeds, and it's safe to say that we haven't seen a Dragon Ball game drum up this much hype in quite some time. The upcoming brawler takes the fight online with an MMO-like structure where you can team up with...

Talking Point: How Important Is Game Length?

How Important Is Game Length?

Time to find out

The Order: 1886 has caused a bit of a kerfuffle this weekend for supposedly being short, but how much does game length really matter? Some would argue that there's no point in spending money on a release that can be wrapped up in an evening or two, but many of us simply don't have the time to work through a 100 hour epic. It's a...

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 56

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 56

The power of love

Today is Valentine's Day, which means that you're either going to be very happy, very sad – or completely indifferent. Fortunately, whichever camp you fall into, there are always video games, and, regardless of special occasions, we're here to bring you your regularly scheduled dose of WAYP. In truth, this author has nothing...

Interview: We Bang Drums with the Developer of Vita's Addictive Rhythm Game Jungle Rumble

We Bang Drums with the Developer of Vita's Addictive Rhythm Game Jungle Rumble

Indies, the industry, inspiration, and Sony

Out now on the North American PlayStation Store and coming soon to Europe, the delightfully named Jungle Rumble: Freedom, Happiness, and Bananas is an addictive rhythm title that sees you tapping your PlayStation Vita's screen in order to make cute little monkeys move. If you've been itching for...

Feature: What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Dragon's Dogma?

What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Dragon's Dogma?

Flamin' heck

Capcom is one of those companies that people like to shout about – usually in a fit of rage – but we'd be mad to forget about one of its best original properties in years: Dragon's Dogma. Released on the PlayStation 3, the title is a bit like a Japanese take on open world, Western role-playing games. It's got just about everything...

Preview: The PS4 Exclusives of 2015 - Tearaway Unfolded

The PS4 Exclusives of 2015 - Tearaway Unfolded

Cut from the same sheet

Tearaway should have been the PlayStation Vita's signature game. Designed from the ground up for Sony's pocketable platform, Media Molecule's chirpy platformer not only made use of every single input on the system – but it also ensured that they actually added something to the experience. This is something of a rarity –...

Talking Point: Do Review Scores Have a Future?

Do Review Scores Have a Future?

Number games

After an incredible 15 years – and more 8/10 jokes than we care to count – Eurogamer.net has dropped review scores. It's not the first site to do so – both Kotaku and Joystiq (RIP) ditched numbers and stars a while ago – but the news seems significant this time because our buddies from Brighton operate a more traditional...

Out This Week: Evolve, Super Stardust Ultra, Chivalry

Evolve, Super Stardust Ultra, Chivalry

Monster munch

We don't know about you, but it feels like we're still easing our way into 2015. While there have been a fair few big releases between Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell and Dying Light, there hasn't been a whole lot to shout about. That's all set to change as we limp towards the end of the fiscal year, though, with publishers preparing to...

Feature: 10 Japanese Games That Have Us Hyped in 2015

10 Japanese Games That Have Us Hyped in 2015

Dreams of the East

2015 is looking like a pretty good year for games from the East, especially with Japanese developers now turning their attention to the PlayStation 4. Whether you're a fan of manga and anime adaptations or role-playing games, there's quite a bit of excitement to go around, although we do need to point out one thing before we...

Push Rewind: Persona 5, The Order: 1886 Overload, and Sony Online Entertainment

Persona 5, The Order: 1886 Overload, and Sony Online Entertainment

Lips are movin'

It's been a bit of a strange week here at Push Square Towers. While we've pumped out more articles than BuzzFeed, it doesn't feel like there's much to recap. In other words: the past seven days in the PlayStation Nation have been little more than filler, but we suppose that that's a welcome reminder that 2015 has barely got started...

Video: Watch As We Recap January 2015's Best PS4, PS3, and Vita Games

Watch As We Recap January 2015's Best PS4, PS3, and Vita Games

January blues

Who missed me? Aw, look at that, you've all gone shy... And quiet... And have started walking in the wrong bloody direction! C'mon back precious eyes, because if we don't get 500 views on this Game of the Month clip then this video editor has a noose around his neck, and let me tell you, he's darn well not afraid to use it. There'll be...

Talking Point: Has Persona 5's Gameplay Trailer Dulled Your Excitement for Final Fantasy XV?

Has Persona 5's Gameplay Trailer Dulled Your Excitement for Final Fantasy XV?

Persona-lly speaking

Some wouldn't like to admit it, but it's not often that a Japanese role-playing game has the weight to make waves in the current climate of our industry – at least, not here in the West. But of course, like everything in life, when something good is destined to come along, it all comes at once. After almost a decade of as...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 55

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 55

Wayne to go

There's a brilliant little application on the BBC website which allows you to track just how much professional footballers (of the non-American variety) earn. This author thought that it would be fun to see how much Manchester United and England player Wayne Rooney earns during the time that it takes to publish a weekly edition of WAYP...

Soapbox: Why We Need More Grounded Games

Why We Need More Grounded Games

Sammy Barker's sick of the surreal

I did something that I don't usually do last night: I cancelled my late night session at the Push Square coal face in order to finish Life Is Strange. The debut episode in DONTNOD's episodic escapade has received a mixed reception from critics, with some lauding it as a minor masterpiece, while others try not to...

Preview: The PS4 Exclusives of 2015 - Until Dawn

The PS4 Exclusives of 2015 - Until Dawn

#Hilarious

We all have our guilty pleasures, and Until Dawn is fast becoming this author's. Supermassive Games' slasher title has been in production for what feels like an eternity, with its roots dating all the way back to the PlayStation Move boom of 2012. At the time, the platform holder promised that the title would offer a teen horror twist...