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Talking Point: What Did You Think of Sony's PlayStation Experience Keynote?

What Did You Think of Sony's PlayStation Experience Keynote?

The jury's out

It would have probably been unfair to expect a little too much from Sony’s big PlayStation Experience keynote, as it’s very much an extra on the ordinary convention calendar – but the platform holder still served up a selection of pre-Christmas treats in the form of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Final Fantasy VII, Yakuza 5, and...

Live: Watch the Sony PlayStation Experience Keynote Right Here

Watch the Sony PlayStation Experience Keynote Right Here

A press conference for the players

Following the Tokyo Game Show earlier in the year, we never imagined that Sony would have another PlayStation press conference lined up for us – but that’s exactly what it’s mustered with its PlayStation Experience keynote. Expect new information on titles like Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, The Order: 1886,...

Reaction: The Good Intentioned Game Awards Needs a Little Tightening Up

The Good Intentioned Game Awards Needs a Little Tightening Up

Games rise fine

It’s so easy to be cynical in this industry: one misstep and we pile on a given publisher or platform holder with a perverse form of glee. Geoff Keighley, the Canadian journalist who both bank rolled and organised last night’s The Game Awards, will have already been aware of this going into his big show – after all, the well...

Live: Watch The Game Awards 2014 Live Stream Right Here

Watch The Game Awards 2014 Live Stream Right Here

Games will rise

Are you strapped in and ready for a hectic weekend here on Push Square? Things are kicking off tonight with The Game Awards 2014, which is set to get underway from 18:00PM PST (21:00PM EST or 02:00AM GMT). Expect brand new trailers for PS4 exclusives like The Order: 1886, Bloodborne, and No Man’s Sky during the live stream. There...

Game of the Month: November 2014

November 2014

The big one

2014's busiest month has come and gone, leaving us with heated debates over what should win our coveted Game of the Month award. With blockbusters abound and plenty of great games leaving lasting impressions, it was always going to be a tough one, but at the end of the day, only the final staff vote counts. So, which title took the...

Feature: The Making of WipEout

The Making of WipEout

We speak exclusively to the guys that changed the face of racing games

Republished on Thursday, 2th December 2014: We're bringing this article back from the archives to celebrate the PSone's big 20th Anniversary this week. The original feature follows. Originally published on Friday, 14th September 2012: Following the recent closure of Studio...

Talking Point: What's Your Favourite PSone Game?

What's Your Favourite PSone Game?

20 years of play

There are the guts of Party Poppers on the floor, and Twisted Metal has taken over the office television; many happy returns PlayStation, we’ll be sure to have a drink (or six) in your honour this evening. With the PSone turning 20 today – prompting some extraordinary celebratory announcements

Feature: The Birth of a Legend - 20 Years of PlayStation

The Birth of a Legend - 20 Years of PlayStation

Two decades ago Sony launched the PlayStation in Japan. Here's the story

Hell hath no fury like a Japanese tech giant scorned – as the saying doesn't go – but when Nintendo left Sony at the altar following a passionate yet brief engagement which almost saw the two joining forces to create an all-in-one SNES CD-ROM system, few would have...

Talking Point: What's Your Favourite PlayStation Startup Sequence?

What's Your Favourite PlayStation Startup Sequence?

Setting the scene

Republished on Tuesday, 2nd December 2014: We're bringing this article back from the archives to celebrate the PSone's big 20th Anniversary this week. The original feature follows. Originally published on Friday, 12th April 2013: While it’s difficult to topple the trembling sense of anticipation that comes when you greedily...

Video: Everything That's Wrong with WWE 2K15 PS4's My Career Mode

Everything That's Wrong with WWE 2K15 PS4's My Career Mode

CM Flunk

As the only member of the Push Square team that regularly rocks up for work dressed as the Ultimate Warrior, this particular Video Editor was more excited for WWE 2K15 on PS4 than a date with diva extraordinaire, Paige. Unfortunately, as our recent review indicated, the meat of the release, My Career mode, is a dismal disappointment. Allow...

Round Up: Game of Thrones PS4, PS3 Reviews Fall at Your Feet

Game of Thrones PS4, PS3 Reviews Fall at Your Feet

Forrester gump

Telltale Games mustered some impressive review scores for the first instalment in its Tales from the Borderlands series last week, so can its heavily publicised Game of Thrones spin-off secure the same acclaim? Surprisingly, not quite – but the scores for Episode 1: Iron from Ice are not exactly bad. A slow build-up appears to b

Feature: Cyber Monday 2014 Deals - Every PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita Sale

Cyber Monday 2014 Deals - Every PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita Sale

Last minute lightning discounts

Cyber Monday is essentially Black Friday’s less exciting other half. The emphasis on online sales means that there are no amazing images of people brawling over cut-price games consoles – and the discounts themselves tend to be less interesting as well. That doesn’t mean that the savings should be ignored...

Push Rewind: Black Friday Bundurus, PlayStation Plus Updates, and More

Black Friday Bundurus, PlayStation Plus Updates, and More

Don't speak

Thanksgiving meant that this was a quiet week in the PlayStation Nation, but the excitement surrounding Black Friday more than made up for the lack of news. We kept you up-to-date with the dozens of sales in the US and UK, and also used the holidays to quietly prepare for what’s sure to be a manic December. Brace yourselves, because...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 48

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 48

Thanks gaming

It’s been a holiday week in the United States, which means that the rest of the world has been watching on with jealousy. Fortunately, now that Saturday has finally arrived, we can all sit down for some good old fashioned gaming. And here to celebrate that fact is a weekly favourite on Push Square we like to affectionately label...

Feature: Black Friday 2014 Deals - Every PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita Sale

Black Friday 2014 Deals - Every PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita Sale

What are the best doorbusters?

Much like Christmas, the build-up to Black Friday has been unbearable at times. Retailers have been teasing PlayStation savings for weeks now, so it’s strange to think that in just over 24 hours, everything will be more or less sold out. Still, if you play your cards right, there are bargains to be found – and...

Feature: What Are December 2014's Free PlayStation Plus Games?

What Are December 2014's Free PlayStation Plus Games?

Christmas cheer

Thanksgiving is right around the corner for our American readers, but we suspect that the quality of December’s forthcoming PlayStation Plus update will determine just how thankful we’re all feeling come tomorrow morning. Silliness aside, Sony has unveiled this month’s free game refresh a little earlier than usual, presumably...

First Impressions: Enlisting in The Tomorrow Children, PS4's Great Social Experiment

Enlisting in The Tomorrow Children, PS4's Great Social Experiment

Off to work we go

The Tomorrow Children is the type of title that you’d only ever find on PlayStation. We’re not referring to the fact that Sony’s footing the bill of this Q-Games developed curiosity – or the vaguely disingenuous PR sound bites that tend to filter out of first-party outfits from time-to-time – but the mere notion that...

Feature: Five Reasons Why You Should Buy a PS4 This Holiday

Five Reasons Why You Should Buy a PS4 This Holiday

Perfect moment

We’re often guilty of forgetting that not everyone owns a PlayStation 4 yet. While there’s no doubt that Sony’s next-gen system has raced out of the gates like an American shopper looking for a decent deal on Black Friday, the Japanese giant has only shipped a total of 13.5 million units to date. That means that

Round Up: Tales from the Borderlands PS4, PS3 Reviews Crack a Joke

Tales from the Borderlands PS4, PS3 Reviews Crack a Joke

Apparently not Claptrap

Seeing as Borderlands is about as funny as being slapped around the face with a wet fish, we were always sceptical of Tales from the Borderlands. The latest episodic series from Telltale Games strips out the first-person shooting from Gearbox’s titles – and focuses instead upon the people of Pandora. Sounds like a...

Out This Week: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, Aqua Kitty DX, Akiba's Trip PS4

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, Aqua Kitty DX, Akiba's Trip PS4

Bizarre creations

After last week’s deluge of tasty titles, you could be forgiven for thinking that this week’s roster of PlayStation releases may be a little thin on the ground – but it’s surprisingly stacked for the days prior to Thanksgiving. Granted, there are no major blockbusters vying for your attention here, but we reckon that the...

Push Rewind: Grand Theft Auto V PS4, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4

Grand Theft Auto V PS4, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4

The big one

If we’re honest, it’s been a pretty slow week for news – but the wealth of fresh releases has more than made up for things. We’ve been busy working our way through dozens of big titles for review this week, and while we’ve still got our final verdict on Grand Theft Auto V to come, we’re going to give ourselves a pat on the...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 47

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 47

Age of dragons

Well now, there are no shortage of new titles to talk about this weekend, are there? While we still can’t seem to convince associate editor Robert Ramsey to participate in one of these – he’s been playing Dragon Age: Inquisition as if it’s going out of fashion for days now – there’s plenty of variety from the rest of the...