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Hands On: A Fresh Spawn's Journey Through the First Few Hours of Dark Souls II

A Fresh Spawn's Journey Through the First Few Hours of Dark Souls II

Soul sister

The Souls series is not for the faint-hearted. Constant deaths, insane difficulty spikes, and an ever present sense of doom are just a handful of reasons behind the brand’s success among a growing niche of brave gamers. Somehow, developer From Software has managed to make its once masochistic franchise a bit of a blockbuster, and...

Opinion: EA Found Its Call of Duty Killer, and Committed a Titanic Mistake

EA Found Its Call of Duty Killer, and Committed a Titanic Mistake

Bracing for a fall

To say that EA is obsessed with Call of Duty would be an understatement. The publisher has been desperately trying to pick off Activision’s multiformat cash cow ever since Infinity Ward – a studio originally made up of Medal of Honor veterans, we hasten to add – changed the entire first-person arena one poorly balanced...

Who Would Win Wednesdays: Dante vs. Kratos

Dante vs. Kratos

Round four

Well, well, well, if it isn't another round of Who Would Win Wednesdays. Time flies when you're busy imagining fictional video game characters kicking the stuffing out of each other, as proven by the fact that the mighty brawl between Lu Bu and Ezio Auditore da Firenze took place a whole week ago. Everyone's favourite cunning Italian...

Soapbox: How a Niche PS Vita Exclusive Made Me Feel Wanted

How a Niche PS Vita Exclusive Made Me Feel Wanted

Kerry Brunskill has been wooed

This sort of topic tends to get emotions running high and insults flying faster than you can shout “Burn the witch”, so I thought that it would be a good idea to lay a few points on the table first. To begin, this is not an anti-male article or even a pro-feminist one; this is just a collection of my own personal...

Push Rewind: Love Is in the Air, The Last of Us: Left Behind, and Lu Bu

Love Is in the Air, The Last of Us: Left Behind, and Lu Bu

The week that was

As the match sticks stuffed beneath this sleepy editor’s eyelids testify, we post quite a lot of content on Push Square every week. However, with busy lives and backlogs to bust, it can sometimes be hard to keep on top of all of the key content that hits the site’s homepage. Fortunately, we’ve come up with a solution, and...

Talking Point: Who's the Cutest Couple on PlayStation?

Who's the Cutest Couple on PlayStation?

Love at first sight

Roses are red, violets are blue, and believe it or not, there’s a PlayStation couple out there for you. While you deal with the consequences of buying your significant other the wrong box of chocolates, we figured that you may appreciate a spot of escapism. And what better way to celebrate the current commercially exaggerated...

Feature: Five PS3 Favourites That Deal with True Love

Five PS3 Favourites That Deal with True Love

Something in the air

It’s that time of the year where we find ourselves bombarded with terrible Hugh Grant romantic comedies, overpriced chocolate shapes, and vomit-inducing teddy bears holding twee little love hearts. But just because it’s the ideal day to showcase your soppy side, that doesn’t mean that your games can’t join in on the...

First Impressions: Turtle Rock Is Transforming Co-Op with Evolve on PS4

Turtle Rock Is Transforming Co-Op with Evolve on PS4

Evolve or die

Boss battles are quite common in games. Usually equipped with a sequence of rules, they give you the opportunity to face a gargantuan challenge in search of closure or progression. So what happens when you open this ideology up and create a game that’s a constant non-scripted, unpredictable, and intense boss fight? Well, Turtle...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 21

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 21

Saturday scares

While Valentine's Day may only be around the corner, some of our writers are more interested in scaring themselves silly than snuggling up with a romantic visual novel. Assuming that you're not too busy trying to track down roses or crying in a corner, though, do let us know which games you'll be gorging on this weekend. Go on, you...

Game of the Month: January 2014 - Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

January 2014 - Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

One more treasure for Lara

For once, January was a relatively quiet month here at Push Square in terms of reviews. With no real blockbusters bursting onto the PlayStation scene, last month's vote was always going to be a tricky one, as we had to round up titles that some of our staff had never even heard of. But as they say, the show must go on...

Interview: Beatshapers on Racing Away from the Competition with PS4 Title Ready to Run

Beatshapers on Racing Away from the Competition with PS4 Title Ready to Run

Honk your horn if you're happy

We’re still very much in the PlayStation 4’s honeymoon period, which means that every piece of software announced for the next generation system is generating colossal amounts of consumer enthusiasm. That’s not to say that Beatshapers’ upcoming remote controlled racer Ready to Run is undeserving of the...

Feature: Mad About Madden - Then and Now

Mad About Madden - Then and Now

It's (still) good

With the United States bracing itself for its annual football frenzy in the form of the elaborately named Super Bowl XLVIII this weekend, we’re avoiding predictable prophecies regarding likely victors, and instead looking a little closer to home. While the game of American Football has always remained something of an...

Blast from the Past: This Time One Year Ago, Sony Promised to Give Us a Glimpse of the Future

This Time One Year Ago, Sony Promised to Give Us a Glimpse of the Future

Turning back the clock

An old sage once said that time flies when you’re having fun – and the past twelve months have proved that anonymous philosopher right. This time last year, we were sitting in stunned silence staring at a cryptic video clip that promised to give us a glimpse of the “future” on 20th February. Naturally, our instincts...

First Impressions: Toukiden Looks to Forge a Strong Handheld Slay-'Em-Up

Toukiden Looks to Forge a Strong Handheld Slay-'Em-Up

Face your demons

From the developers of Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors comes Toukiden: The Age of Demons, a monster-slaying, loot-grinding, Eastern-styled action RPG that seems tailored to portable play. Publisher Tecmo Koei's dedication to Sony's troubled handheld console is admirable – but does its newest creation shine like a beacon of...

Interview: Sharing Horror Stories with the Studio Behind PS4 Exclusive Basement Crawl

Sharing Horror Stories with the Studio Behind PS4 Exclusive Basement Crawl

What lurks beneath?

For a title that was originally intended to launch alongside the PlayStation 4 in November, we didn’t learn a whole lot about Basement Crawl until a couple of weeks ago. The release – a maze-based multiplayer affair starring creepy clowns and telepathic teddy bears – has been described as a mix of Bomberman and Twisted...

Who Would Win Wednesdays: Old Snake vs. Batman

Old Snake vs. Batman

Round one

Greetings loyal Push Square readers, and welcome to the first ever 'Who Would Win Wednesdays', a new weekly feature where we pit two PlayStation characters against each other, giving you a quick profile of each combatant before letting you vote on who you think would emerge victorious in a battle to the death. From the giants of the...