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

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue One

Games, games, games

In a move that’s absolutely not inspired by our friends over at Nintendo Life, we’ve decided to run a bi-weekly feature dedicated to what we’re playing over the weekend. In the acres of white space beneath this hastily penned introduction, you’ll find recaps of what we're doing over the next two days. But this isn’t all...

Game of the Month: February 2013 - Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

February 2013 - Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Taste the rainbow

Justin Timberlake may have made his name by bringing sexy back, but his sassy reappearance can't hold a candle to the return of Push Square’s coveted Game of the Month award. Alright, so it may have been seven months since we last named a winner, but we’d appreciate it if you just pretended that we’d been announcing these...

Feature: Analysing the Features and Functionality of PlayStation 4's User Interface

Analysing the Features and Functionality of PlayStation 4's User Interface

Taking a tour of Sony's brave new world

As console feature sets grow in complexity, quality interfaces are becoming increasingly important. While the PlayStation 4’s promise of a socially connected device may sound tantalising, its biggest challenge will be communicating all of that information in a cohesive manner. During last week’s...

Feature: Five Forgotten First-Party Franchises That Should Be Resurrected for PS4

Five Forgotten First-Party Franchises That Should Be Resurrected for PS4

Trawling through the archives

Reboots are all the rage right now. With development budgets rising, publishers are opting to browse through their back catalogues in pursuit of bankable brand names that are ripe for re-imagination. However, short of Eat Sleep Play’s recent Twisted Metal revisit, Sony’s not been particularly accommodating of the...

Feature: Sony's PlayStation 4 Reveal - Did It Meet Our Expectations?

Sony's PlayStation 4 Reveal - Did It Meet Our Expectations?

Mulling things over

Just moments before Wednesday’s big PlayStation 4 press conference, we rounded up as many Push Square staff members as we could get our hands on, in order to discuss our hopes, dreams, and fears for Sony’s next generation platform. Now, with the console blown wide open, we’ve repeated the more-challenging-than-it-sounds...

Feature: PlayStation Vita Is One Year Old, Here Are Five Games You Must Play

PlayStation Vita Is One Year Old, Here Are Five Games You Must Play

Happy birthday to you

Much like those people forced to celebrate their birthday on Christmas Eve, the PlayStation Vita’s first anniversary on the market has been somewhat overshadowed by the impending PlayStation 4. But we couldn’t let the handheld’s big day pass without a commemoration of some sort, so we’ve compiled a list of five of the...

Talking Point: Does It Really Matter That Sony Didn't Reveal the PS4's Hardware This Week?

Does It Really Matter That Sony Didn't Reveal the PS4's Hardware This Week?

Keeping secrets

It’s been dubbed the ‘invisible’ console. Technology enthusiasts expecting an Apple-esque presentation during Sony’s widely publicised PlayStation Meeting left this week’s event disappointed when the PlayStation 4 – the actual console, to be precise – failed to materialise, and demonstrated

Reaction: Practicality and Power Paves Positive Start for PS4

Practicality and Power Paves Positive Start for PS4

The importance of being earnest

Sony has changed. The ungainly arrogance of the Ken Kutaragi era was quashed within minutes of the humbled hardware manufacturer’s practical pageantry overnight, as recently appointed SCE president Andrew House and system architect Mark Cerny relayed the advantages of a developer-driven future. The irresponsible...

Feature: PlayStation 4 - Here's Everything We Know About Sony's Next Generation System

PlayStation 4 - Here's Everything We Know About Sony's Next Generation System

Final countdown

Tonight, we’ll get our first glimpse at Sony’s next generation console. The platform holder hasn’t confirmed anything, but there’ll be serious repercussions if it rolls out little more than a redesigned PlayStation Move this evening. It won’t – the police convoys currently stationed outside the New York venue where the...

Talking Point: Who Will Be Responsible for Revealing the PlayStation 4?

Who Will Be Responsible for Revealing the PlayStation 4?

Crowning glory

You’ve all seen the images of Sony Computer Entertainment founder Ken Kutaragi clinging proudly to the shiny chassis of an early PlayStation 3. Way back in 2005, the responsibility of revealing Sony’s next generation system fell at the feet of the former SCE president. But with the luminary’s status within the company now...

Feature: Sony's PlayStation Meeting - Our Hopes, Dreams, and Fears for PlayStation 4

Sony's PlayStation Meeting - Our Hopes, Dreams, and Fears for PlayStation 4

Laying it on the line

In just a few short hours, we’ll almost certainly get our first glimpse at the PlayStation 4. Sony’s widely publicised 20th February press conference is scheduled to start at 18:00PM EST, and we’re awaiting the event with bated breath. But while we don’t possess the power to push the clocks forward, we can make the...

Talking Point: How Will the PS3 and Vita Factor into This Week's PlayStation Meeting?

How Will the PS3 and Vita Factor into This Week's PlayStation Meeting?

Going concerns

All eyes are on the PlayStation 4 this week. Sony’s widely publicised PlayStation Meeting is set to take place on 20th February, where we’ll almost certainly get our first glimpse at the platform holder’s next generation console. But while the emphasis has been very much on the future for the last couple of weeks, we can’t...

Interview: Chewing the Cud with Hungry Giraffe Developer Laughing Jackal

Chewing the Cud with Hungry Giraffe Developer Laughing Jackal

Sahara dessert

The news that Laughing Jackal’s excellent ungulate muncher Hungry Giraffe is stretching onto PlayStation Vita had our stomachs growling louder than a cake connoisseur in a posh coffee shop last week, so we just had to reach out to the Essex-based developer in order to grill them about the upcoming re-release. In between bites of...

Talking Point: How Important Are Motion Controls to the PS4?

How Important Are Motion Controls to the PS4?

Move it

It wasn’t so long ago that the industry was obsessed with motion controls. Believe it or not, PlayStation Move and Kinect were the key topics of discussion in 2010, with both Sony and Microsoft locked in battle over the affection of the casual gamer. But while the PlayStation 3’s saucily shaped solution never quite managed to match the...

Talking Point: Why Gaikai Is Paramount to PlayStation's Future

Why Gaikai Is Paramount to PlayStation's Future

Streaming solutions

Sony’s not enjoyed much financial success lately. The company has been bleeding money for years, primarily due to its diminished relevance in the consumer electronics sector. Where the Japanese giant was once considered the market leader, it’s been outmuscled by more versatile competitors such as Apple, Samsung, and even...

Talking Point: Could the Current Xbox Rumours Work in the PS4's Favour?

Could the Current Xbox Rumours Work in the PS4's Favour?

Speculation wars

You probably shouldn’t believe everything that you read online. We’re in what’s commonly referred to in other industries as the ‘silly season’ right now, an exciting period of speculation where even the most ridiculous rumours take on heightened meanings. With new next generation platforms looming, everyone wants a piece...

Opinion: Why The Last Guardian Will Be a PlayStation 4 Game

Why The Last Guardian Will Be a PlayStation 4 Game

Blooming great

While the PlayStation 3 has played host to its fair share of genre defining titles, it’s hard to shake the feeling that it’s still missing its most important release. The hotly anticipated Team ICO title The Last Guardian was officially announced almost four years ago, but despite receiving a release date in 2010, its troubled...

Feature: Five Mistakes That the PlayStation 4 Must Avoid

Five Mistakes That the PlayStation 4 Must Avoid

Potential pitfalls

The PlayStation 4 will finally be announced on 20th February. Sony shocked the gaming industry with a mysterious trailer that teased the reveal last night, confirming that it will be hosting a PlayStation Meeting in New York City later this month. But while the imminent announcement is understandably exciting, there are a number...