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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...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 20

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 20

Weekend wonders

Issue 20? Wow, time flies – it feels like only yesterday that we began this feature. Nevertheless, things haven't really changed much since then, as the majority of us here at Push Square towers will be once again using our weekends to start new adventures, continue old quests, and shoot stuff. Except one of our writers, who has...

Hardware Review: Turtle Beach Ear Force PX4 - Perfect Sound for PS4

Turtle Beach Ear Force PX4 - Perfect Sound for PS4

With a few headaches along the way

Audio is arguably the most underrated element of gaming. We spend hours poring over screenshots and gameplay videos, rarely giving a second thought to the sound as we inspect textures, lighting effects, and polygons. Despite this, a game’s ability to move or engage is often closely linked to the quality of its...

Feature: An Ode to the Owl: The Inside Story of Psygnosis

An Ode to the Owl: The Inside Story of Psygnosis

Ex-Psygnosis staffer Richard Browne pays tribute to the legendary UK studio

Back in August 2012, Sony closed the doors of Studio Liverpool. Formerly known as Psygnosis, the studio was arguably most famous for its Wipeout series of futuristic racing titles, but it's easy to forget that it enjoyed a rich and vibrant history long before it was...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 19

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 19

Happy New Year

Christmas has passed, and the New Year is here – but that doesn't necessarily mean that the Push Square team has scaled back its PlayStation play time. Once again, we're bringing you the inside scoop on the gaming habits of our writers this weekend, but don't forget, this isn't a one-way affair – so feel free to let us know what...

Feature: Thinking of Throwing Out Your PS3? These Upcoming Titles Should Change Your Mind

Thinking of Throwing Out Your PS3? These Upcoming Titles Should Change Your Mind

Three's a charm

You may have snuggled up to the PlayStation 3’s younger more powerful counterpart over Christmas, but that doesn’t mean that there’s not still life coursing through Sony’s former flagship format’s mechanical parts. With its successor readily available on store shelves, the all-seeing eye of the media spotlight has been...

Matters of Import: Battling with Beautiful PSone Brawler Panzer Bandit

Battling with Beautiful PSone Brawler Panzer Bandit

A distinct lack of panzers and bandits

There’s no getting away from it: Panzer Bandit is obviously “inspired” by Treasure’s seminal SEGA Saturn classic Guardian Heroes. Fortunately, there’s far more to Fill-in-Cafe’s beat-‘em-up than merely imitation for imitation’s sake, as what we have here is a stunning game that not only serves...

Reaction: PlayStation Now Clears the Cloud on Sony's Vision of the Future

PlayStation Now Clears the Cloud on Sony's Vision of the Future

Positive outlook

Sony has a vision. The embattled manufacturer has gone through a torrid time of late, and has found itself muscled out of the markets that it helped to pioneer as a result – but it’s clear that under the leadership of former PlayStation president Kaz Hirai, it’s found (to use an old cliché) a man with a plan. There was a...

Game of the Month: December 2013 - Gran Turismo 6

December 2013 - Gran Turismo 6

That's just gran-d

For a month consisting of only a couple of big-name releases, we were certainly busy in December. Here at Push Square, we reviewed a rather staggering 32 games in all, but as always, only one can walk away with our prestigious Game of the Month accolade. So which title was awarded a stocking full of festive treats? Why, it was...

Guide: Building Blocks for Beginners in Minecraft: PS3 Edition

Building Blocks for Beginners in Minecraft: PS3 Edition

What's mine is yours

Minecraft was a rather vague, strange game when it first launched on the PC. To learn about most of it, you had to jump onto the web and research a particular topic, especially when it came to creating tools and weapons. Thankfully for those new to the release, the super popular title is much more accessible now than it ever...