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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 15

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 15

Let the cops chase us around

Time flies when you’re having fun. It doesn’t feel like a day since we started our ‘What Are You Playing This Weekend’ series, but it’s been almost eight months. While the past few editions have been a teensy bit slow due to the sunny summer weeks, though, we suspect that proceedings are about to get a smidgen...

First Impressions: Testing Our Reactions in Resogun, the Prettiest Game on PS4

Testing Our Reactions in Resogun, the Prettiest Game on PS4

Machine of sparkle

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to reside within the general vicinity of this particular author over the past month or so, you’ll have been forced to suffer through an excited recount regarding Resogun. The spiritual successor to Super Stardust HD has been lighting chemical fireworks in our subconscious for several weeks...

Video: Reporting for Duty in DICE's Battlefield 4 Beta on PS3

Reporting for Duty in DICE's Battlefield 4 Beta on PS3

Stand to attention

War never changes – it just gets refined. Never ones to shy away when the world’s plunged into military madness, we’ve been testing our Rambo-esque resolve in Battlefield 4’s beta over the past couple of days. But does the game feel like a true step forward for the franchise, or is it merely more of the same? Check out our...

First Impressions: Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Covers Us in Zombie Blood

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Covers Us in Zombie Blood

No braaains

The weird Ninja Gaiden spin-off that is Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z surprised us during a recent hands-on. For a series that's always been known for its gory disposition, it feels like proceedings may have gone a little bit overboard, with so much blood and mutilation that we found it difficult to discern what was even happening on screen...

Hands On: PS4 Launch Title Knack Is Gradually Gathering Steam

PS4 Launch Title Knack Is Gradually Gathering Steam

Bigger and better

We’ve had a more turbulent relationship with Knack than the scorned lovers from Wuthering Heights. The throwback platformer in production at Sony’s recently rejuvenated Japan Studio disappointed us earlier in the year, prompting us to ponder the platform holder’s decision to put it at the forefront of the PlayStation 4’s...

Opinion: Isn't It Time That We Put a Stop to Grand Theft Auto Online-Esque Debacles?

Isn't It Time That We Put a Stop to Grand Theft Auto Online-Esque Debacles?

Teething troubles

Grand Theft Auto Online is broken. It’s hardly the most startling revelation of the year, as anyone with a lick of common sense predicted that Rockstar’s servers would crash faster than a towed penthouse the moment that the hotly anticipated multiplayer component launched. But with this kind of issue becoming more and more...

First Impressions: Sailing Around Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's Open Waters on PS4

Sailing Around Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's Open Waters on PS4

We can almost smell that salty sea air

Only a short time away from launch, Ubisoft has been bombarding the web with countless promotional trailers, developer commentaries, and swag-heavy competitions for months now – but not even this avalanche of content could prepare us for the sense of freedom that we experienced during a recent Assassin's...

Hands On: Fighting for Fun in Killzone: Shadow Fall's Next Generation Multiplayer Mode

Fighting for Fun in Killzone: Shadow Fall's Next Generation Multiplayer Mode

Guerrilla Games reloads with Warzones

It may be one of the PlayStation 4’s first big exclusives, but Killzone: Shadow Fall finds itself surrounded by heavy firepower. With both Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4 set to accompany the release onto store shelves later this year, Guerrilla Games’ next generation excursion to the Alpha Centauri...

First Impressions: Sliding and Slicing in Warframe on PS4

Sliding and Slicing in Warframe on PS4

Named and framed

Occupying just three PlayStation 4s at Sony's Eurogamer Expo booth, Digital Extreme's free-to-play co-op sci-fi romp shared the same floor as juggernauts like Killzone: Shadow Fall and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Warframe's presence brought a homey feel to the otherwise bustling show, as members of the development team talked...

Feature: Celebrating the 18th Anniversary of the PSone

Celebrating the 18th Anniversary of the PSone

Happy Birthday, PAL

Hip-hip-hooray, because today is the 18th anniversary of the original PlayStation console, as it was released on the 29th September 1995 in Europe, just twenty days after it was made available in North America. Therefore in the UK, at the age of eighteen, the PAL PSone can legally participate in a champagne tipple, so we raise...

Preview: Pointing a Long Lens at Watch Dogs on PS4

Pointing a Long Lens at Watch Dogs on PS4

Hack attack

Watch Dogs is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated releases in the PlayStation 4’s line-up, so we were eager to point our viewfinder at a behind closed doors demo of the sandbox release earlier in the week. The title, being played on Sony’s next generation super machine, demonstrated several mechanics from the upcoming hack...

Interview: Beatshapers and Housemarque Field Our Questions on Furmins

Beatshapers and Housemarque Field Our Questions on Furmins

Feeling fuzzy about Vita's cutest puzzler yet

Finnish developer Housemarque’s smartphone favourite Furmins is set to cuddle up to the PlayStation Vita next month. The adorable iOS outing originally released on fruity formats last year, where its whimsical take on old-school puzzlers such as Lemmings and The Incredible Machine proved an instant...

Talking Point: When Will Be the Right Time to Reintroduce The Last Guardian?

When Will Be the Right Time to Reintroduce The Last Guardian?

Birds of delay

Four years. It’s been four years since The Last Guardian was officially announced for the PlayStation 3. A leaked video had revealed the project a few weeks earlier, but it wasn’t acknowledged by Sony until the platform holder’s press conference at E3 2009. That early glimpse – a four-and-a-half minute trailer – remains...

Soapbox: Variety Is the Spice of Gaming Life

Variety Is the Spice of Gaming Life

Sammy Barker shares his taste for a good gaming buffet

We’re never ones to pass up on a game of follow-the-leader here at Push Square towers, so it was only a matter of time before we politely borrowed the soapbox format that’s been running wild over on our sister site Nintendo Life for a while now. For those of you peering voyeuristically in...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 14

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 14

Living in a gangsta's paradise

Unsurprisingly, this edition of What Are You Playing This Weekend has turned into a bit of a Grand Theft Auto V special, with the majority of the staff here at Push Square towers far too busy terrorising the streets of Los Santos to worry about the dull weather outside. As always, feel free to let us know whether...

First Impressions: Basking in the Glow of Child of Light

Basking in the Glow of Child of Light

Baby bright

The second UbiArt-powered game to be unveiled at Ubisoft’s Digital Days 2013 event, Child of Light – which is launching on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 – was pitched to us as “a JRPG for those that don’t have the time to invest a hundred hours into a game”. While this quote may trouble some hardcore JRPG fans,...

Talking Point: Is Grand Theft Auto V Living Up to Your Expectations?

Is Grand Theft Auto V Living Up to Your Expectations?

Lofty as the Los Santos dream

Rockstar Games may have nurtured one of the largest entertainment franchises on the planet over the past 15 or so years, but such desirable territory comes with unrivalled pressures. While the company will no doubt be readying a press release regarding Grand Theft Auto V’s record breaking sales as we type, such high...

Guide: Here Are the Grand Theft Auto V Cheats You Must Know About

Here Are the Grand Theft Auto V Cheats You Must Know About

Criminal code

Cheat codes are sadly a bit of a rarity in this day and age. There was a time when virtually every game under the sun launched alongside a list of convoluted button prompts allowing you to unlock secret costumes, exciting items, and, if you were really lucky, brand new gameplay mechanics. But while this has fallen out of fashion in...

Preview: Digging Deep into the Trenches in Valiant Hearts: The Great War on PS3 and PS4

Digging Deep into the Trenches in Valiant Hearts: The Great War on PS3 and PS4

War and leash

Ubisoft broke new ground in 2011 with its innovative UbiArt Framework game engine, a technology which allows artists to easily create assets and embed them into interactive environments. We’ve already seen it used to brilliant effect in the recent Rayman games, and since then people have been crying out for it to be leveraged in...

First Impressions: Going Underground With Ubisoft's Watch_Dogs

Going Underground With Ubisoft's Watch_Dogs

We go hands-on at Ubisoft's Digital Days 2013

One of many blockbuster titles in Ubisoft’s stable adopting their second screen experience initiative, the potential for Watch_Dogs’ iOS "H_ide" app is high — and in a game where you can hack everything, you’re not quite as unhackable as you might think. At Ubisoft’s Digital Days 2013 event in...

First Impressions: Join The Crew - Hitting The Road With Ubisoft's PS4 Open World Racer

Join The Crew - Hitting The Road With Ubisoft's PS4 Open World Racer

Burning rubber

Unique social functions and second screen experiences are the new chic for the video game industry at the moment, with every other publisher attempting to shoehorn in ways to ‘enhance’ your gameplay experience. No publisher is pushing for this innovative change more than Ubisoft and its seamlessly online-integrated race-em-up, The...

First Impressions: Revisiting Adolescent Angst in Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls

Revisiting Adolescent Angst in Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls

Holmes alone

Beyond: Two Souls is unlike anything that you’ve ever played before. It certainly shares similarities with developer Quantic Dream’s previous work, but many of those comparisons revolve around the fact that you’ll be interacting with the game world in an unorthodox way. Much like there was an entire sequence in Heavy Rain...

Talking Point: Would You Buy a Virtual Reality Headset for Your PS4?

Would You Buy a Virtual Reality Headset for Your PS4?

Oculus shift

Sony’s clearly enjoying itself in interviews at the moment. Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has been dropping hints regarding a hypothetical PlayStation 4 headset harder than the beats in a Skrillex song, but no one appears to have read too deeply into the comments. “We’ve got a couple of [Oculus Rift] development...