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Poll: What Are Your Plans for the PS4's Launch?

What Are Your Plans for the PS4's Launch?

Prepare yourself

Good things come to those that wait – and we reckon that we’ve been especially patient this year. It seems like a century ago when Sony teased its PlayStation Meeting press conference at the tail-end of January, but with several months of drama between now and then – alongside thousands of news articles, features, and previews...

Talking Point: Is a Big Reveal Likely During Sony's PS4 Launch Livestream?

Is a Big Reveal Likely During Sony's PS4 Launch Livestream?

Dropping bombs

We’ve lost count of PlayStation press conferences this year. Ordinarily the platform holder commits three big events to the gaming calendar – E3, GamesCom, and TGS, of course – but this year it’s eschewed that trend in favour of quite literally a half-dozen media briefings or more. The latest in its long line of livestreams...

Game of the Month: October 2013 - Beyond: Two Souls

October 2013 - Beyond: Two Souls

Here's your award, David

November is finally here, the month in which Sony's next generation console is set to be unleashed in North America and Europe. The anticipation is becoming almost unbearable, but PlayStation's promising future hasn't stopped us from glancing back into its past to decide upon which of October's releases deserves our...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 17

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 17

Turn around

Well, this is your last chance. The next time that we post a ‘What Are You Playing This Weekend?’ article, the PlayStation 4 will be available in North America. That means that this is your final opportunity to clear out your backlog before the next generation officially begins. In order to celebrate the occasion, we’ve compiled a...

Feature: Five Frightfully Bad PlayStation 3 Games

Five Frightfully Bad PlayStation 3 Games

Scarier than Silent Hill

We could have pricked our fingertip and penned a feature about some of the greatest horror games in this space, but there are genuinely more terrifying titles on the PlayStation 3 than Dead Space, Resident Evil 5, and F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin. Unfortunately for the releases included below, though, it wasn’t necessarily...

First Impressions: Tearaway Is Cut Out to Be One of the Vita's Best Titles

Tearaway Is Cut Out to Be One of the Vita's Best Titles

No glue required

There comes a point when playing Tearaway where it's near impossible to remove yourself from the delightful world that developer Media Molecule has crafted. Indeed, if there was one word we could use to describe the papercraft platformer, it would be 'delightful'. Like LittleBigPlanet before it, the game doesn't appeal to just a...

Events: Replaying PSone at Play Expo 2013

Replaying PSone at Play Expo 2013

Always time for a go-a on Klonoa

Forget the smoke, smog, and stench, the most challenging aspect for an eighties or nineties arcade to recapture is the wonderful way each coin-op would bustle together to create an electric attack on your senses. The noise, the flashing lights from each blinking screen, and the buzzing of gamers towards video game...

Feature: Five Killzone: Shadow Fall Story Trailer Queries Blown Wide Open

Five Killzone: Shadow Fall Story Trailer Queries Blown Wide Open

The art of war

Sony accelerated the build up to the PlayStation 4’s launch by firing a stunning Killzone: Shadow Fall story trailer online this week. While developer Guerrilla Games has shared some details about the title’s plot in the past, we haven’t really seen much of the futuristic first-person shooter’s cinematics up until now. But...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 16

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 16

Doom and gloom

Sadness has befallen Push Square towers. Not only has it been a disappointing week full of game delays, but Christmas songs are already playing on the radio. It's mid-October! To make matters worse, head honcho Sammy Barker hasn't contributed to this article – the swine. But don't worry, you need not fall into a pit of depression,...

First Impressions: Switching Genres on the Fly in Velocity 2X on Vita and PS4

Switching Genres on the Fly in Velocity 2X on Vita and PS4

Oh Kai

During its short spell at the forefront of PlayStation production, FuturLab has profited from its ability to surprise. Straightforward concepts are at the core of the company’s ethos, but the award-winning developer always manages to marry them with clever twists. That commitment to reinvention resulted in the firm refreshing the entire...

Reaction: Watch Dogs' Delay Is a Shame, but PS4 Won't Lose Connection with Consumers

Watch Dogs' Delay Is a Shame, but PS4 Won't Lose Connection with Consumers

Off the hook

Ubisoft called in some unexpected news earlier today when it delayed Watch Dogs into the vague window of spring 2014. The Chicago-based sandbox excursion had been set to tap into systems next month, but now it will be locked down until next year. The shock decision will have a negative impact on each of the major home consoles’...

First Impressions: Unmasking Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate on PlayStation Vita

Unmasking Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate on PlayStation Vita

Holy handheld, Batman

There’s some serious pedigree behind Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate. The portable spin-off is being assembled by Armature, the Texas-based game production workshop founded by a trio of ex-Retro Studios employees, and is attempting to piggy-back off the success of Rocksteady’s wildly popular Arkham escapades, only on a...

Feature: Five PS3 Exclusives Likely to be Ported to PS4

Five PS3 Exclusives Likely to be Ported to PS4

Generation game

There's no doubt that the PlayStation 3 is enjoying the greatest year of its life. Sony’s ageing black behemoth may be about to be replaced by a leaner and meaner model, but the current generation console’s going out with a bang. Indeed, while other platform holder’s have arguably stood still, the

Talking Point: How Much Game Does a Video Game Need?

How Much Game Does a Video Game Need?

Push square to win

There was a time when video games were easy to define. You’d pop a quarter into a lively looking cabinet, shoot some aliens, and try to set a high score. The rules established by the early generation of arcade hits throughout the 1970s have long since dictated what we’ve come to expect from interactive entertainment, but as...