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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...

Matters of Import: Cute Witches Blow Things Up in Cotton 100%

Cute Witches Blow Things Up in Cotton 100%

May contain less cotton than advertised

Märchen Adventure Cotton 100%, to give it its full and unwieldy title, first allowed us to summon magical death on baseball bat toting snowmen and boggle eyed trees back in 1994 on the Super Famicon, before finding itself ported to the PlayStation almost a decade later under the budget ‘SuperLite 1500’...

Soapbox: Assassin's Creed's Modern Day Component Is Holding the Series Back

Assassin's Creed's Modern Day Component Is Holding the Series Back

Robert Ramsey's sick of stepping out of the Animus

After testing my sailing skills in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag at the Eurogamer Expo all the way back in September, I knew that Ubisoft had a great game in production. From the rolling waves of the sea to the swashbuckling adrenaline rush of combat, it all immediately felt like a solid step...

Game of the Year: Gold Trophy - The Last of Us

Gold Trophy - The Last of Us

It can't be for nothing

We’d love for this article to come as a pleasant surprise, but we suspect that it’s more obvious than a brick to the face. The Last of Us felt like a Game of the Year winner when it lurched onto the PlayStation 3 all the way back in early June, and nothing has really topped it in our eyes in the six or so months since...

Game of the Year: Silver Trophy - Resogun

Silver Trophy - Resogun

Save the last humans

Not just the best PlayStation 4 game currently available, but also one of the best releases published on a Sony platform in 2013, the brilliant Resogun rocketed to the top of our internal poll like a firework doused in gasoline. Finnish outfit Housemarque once again proved that it’s the master of the humble shmup,...

Game of the Year: Best PlayStation 4 Games of 2013

Best PlayStation 4 Games of 2013

Playing with power

It seems a bit strange to be selecting the best annual software for a system that’s only been available for around a month, but consistency means that our Game of the Year countdown demands a PlayStation 4 category. This time last year the platform was little more than a pipedream, but the hot new hardware has bullied the...

Game of the Year: Best PlayStation Vita Games of 2013

Best PlayStation Vita Games of 2013

Viva la Vita

The past twelve months have proved mixed for Sony’s miniscule machine. While the platform holder managed to put an end to the disappointing software droughts that plagued the PlayStation Vita in 2012, the portable powerhouse failed to really realise its sales potential yet again – despite a sizeable price drop and some stellar...

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...