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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...

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...