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Opinion: PS4 Firmware Update 3.00 Is One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

PS4 Firmware Update 3.00 Is One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Making a mess

Sony often gets criticised for being slow to update its console in comparison to the competition, but the reality is that the PlayStation 4 launched in a much better place than people give it credit for. There are obvious tweaks that still need to be made to the user interface to improve it – folders, friends notifications, and so...

Poll: FIFA 16 Versus PES 2016 - Which Footy Sim Has Rocketed Into Your Top Corner?

FIFA 16 Versus PES 2016 - Which Footy Sim Has Rocketed Into Your Top Corner?

What a fixture

It's been a while since FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer have clashed on what feels like relatively equal ground, yet here we are, with many footy fans demanding that PES 2016 be recognised as this year's champion. Meanwhile, FIFA 16 enthusiasts are being quick to point out its various improvements over its predecessors. You can read...

Feature: 7 Improvements That Make Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Feel Fresh on PS4

7 Improvements That Make Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Feel Fresh on PS4

X marks the spot

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is a remaster worth treasuring, as our first impressions explained in more detail last week. But while the presentation and overall package is worthy of acclaim, developer Bluepoint Games has gone the extra mile with this lovingly compiled collection. Indeed, there are a handful of new...

Round Up: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Reviews Climb to the Top

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Reviews Climb to the Top

Fortune and glory

If you didn't have a chance to play Naughty Dog's action adventure trilogy on PlayStation 3, then we reckon that you're in for a real treat with Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection on PlayStation 4 - and the freshly released reviews for these particular remastered adventures back us up on that line of reasoning. With high...

Soapbox: From Pretender to Major Player - Remembering PlayStation's Rise from the Frontlines

From Pretender to Major Player - Remembering PlayStation's Rise from the Frontlines

Former CVG editor Paul Davies shares his memories of Sony's 32-bit legend

As we all know, the PlayStation is 20 years old this week – at least in Europe. Rather than make this a study in retrospect of what truly happened from that glorious month of September 1995 onwards, I've been asked to plunder my own brain for thoughts on the impact made by...

Feature: The 10 Best Worst PSone Covers

The 10 Best Worst PSone Covers

The bad, the ugly, and the beautifully bad

Box art today is not usually all that interesting. You go to the shop to pick up your copy of Call of Battlefield: War with Guns and the cover art is usually a grizzled white guy walking away from the camera, surrounded with brown and more brown – well, unless you're Battlefield, which uses nothing but...

Poll: Do You Actually Use the PS4's Social Features?

Do You Actually Use the PS4's Social Features?

Share the love

Since the PlayStation 4's launch, Sony's clearly been trying its best to turn the new-gen console into a social hub, allowing you to interact with other users in numerous different ways. With firmware update v3.00 just around the corner, these features are being expanded upon even further, with additions like creating your own...

News: A Very Happy 20th Birthday to PlayStation

A Very Happy 20th Birthday to PlayStation

Birthday bashings

Pull out your party poppers, put on a paper hat, and pick out your best retro game tee – the PSone turns 20 today. Yes, we know that your attention just turned to a certain The Smiths song, but we're confident that this neverending anniversary is finally coming to a close. All the way back on 29th September, 1995, the original...

Feature: The Making of the Sony PlayStation

The Making of the Sony PlayStation

Investigating the birth of a legend

Republished on Tuesday, 29th September 2015: We're bringing this article back from the archives to celebrate the PSone's big 20th Anniversary in Europe today. The original text follows. Originally published on Thursday, 9th August 2012: It's almost impossible to conceive it now but prior to the 32-bit...

Opinion: Sony's Not Solely to Blame for PS Vita's Demise

Sony's Not Solely to Blame for PS Vita's Demise

Direct your anger elsewhere

Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida suggested this weekend that Sony won't make another handheld. Asked about the PlayStation Vita at EGX 2015, he said that the "climate" for dedicated portable platforms is not healthy right now because of the dominance of mobile gaming. This made a lot of people angry, with many...

First Impressions: Dragon Quest Heroes PS4 Is a Monster Masher That Shows a Lot of Promise

Dragon Quest Heroes PS4 Is a Monster Masher That Shows a Lot of Promise

It's looking goo-d

Square Enix has been somewhat adamant in proving that Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below isn't just another Warriors game. Developed by Omega Force - the Japanese studio behind just about every musou title in existence - this hack and slasher definitely bares similarities to Koei Tecmo's franchises...

Feature: How Comfortable Is PlayStation VR to Wear?

How Comfortable Is PlayStation VR to Wear?

Highfalutin head gear

PlayStation VR is pretty impressive. Sony's virtual reality headset – previously known as Project Morpheus – can stimulate some profound emotions, as proven by our Kitchen write-up. Capcom's survival horror demo lacks any real interaction, but the sense of place that it provides is unparalleled; we stepped away from the...

Push Rewind: Uncharted PS4, EGX 2015, and PlayStation Plus

Uncharted PS4, EGX 2015, and PlayStation Plus

Catching up

It's been a different kind of week here at Push Square Towers, as we've been out on the road sampling all of the gaming morsels on display at EGX 2015 this weekend. Hopefully we managed to tide you over with a hearty helping of hands-on impressions, though, from Mirror's Edge Catalyst right the way through to Ratchet & Clank. Here...

First Impressions: Breaching the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Beta on PS4

Breaching the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Beta on PS4

Breaking down barriers

Here at Push Square we've been checking out the closed beta for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege on the PlayStation 4 – and boy has this game been kept under a rock since its first announcement at E3 last year. There's been a distinct lack of interest in the title since its reveal, but it finally appears to have found its...

First Impressions: Ratchet & Clank PS4 Is a Pixar Movie Brought to Life

Ratchet & Clank PS4 Is a Pixar Movie Brought to Life

Lookin' nuts

Remember when Sony famously said that the PlayStation 2 would be capable of powering Toy Story-esque visuals in realtime? We've been waiting a long time for it to deliver on that statement. But with Ratchet & Clank on the PlayStation 4, developer Insomniac Games may have finally succeeded, as this is one of the most visually...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 86

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 86

In a hurry

Type Sammy, type! It's the eve of EGX 2015, so we're putting together WAYP abnormally early this time. Of course, you won't know that because you'll be reading this increasingly unnecessary pre-amble on Saturday. Here's everything that the team are planning to play this weekend. Alex Stinton, Reviewer: This weekend, I'll be descending...

First Impressions: How Well Does Assassin's Creed Syndicate Run on PS4?

How Well Does Assassin's Creed Syndicate Run on PS4?

London's not quite burning

After Assassin's Creed Unity launched in shameful condition on the PlayStation 4 last year, there's been much discussion over how 2015's follow up, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, will run on Sony's home console. After the beating that Unity took, you'd assume that Ubisoft would do its best to ensure that Syndicate performs...

First Impressions: Reflecting on Mirror’s Edge Catalyst PS4

Reflecting on Mirror’s Edge Catalyst PS4

Smooth round the edges

Mirror's Edge Catalyst is a reimagined story set before the events of the first title and has built upon the free running and combat system of the original to bring a totally fresh and more fluid experience. With upgraded visuals that look stunning on the next generation consoles and are especially sharp on the PlayStation...

First Impressions: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Is PS4 Gold

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Is PS4 Gold

Greatness from not-so small beginnings

You didn't think that Sony was going to treat its flagship franchise poorly, did you? A lot's been said and written about the PlayStation 4's exclusive lineup this Christmas, but Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is no slouch. The remastered compilation of Naughty Dog's iconic adventuring trilogy looks...

Poll: Has Destiny Won You Back With The Taken King?

Has Destiny Won You Back With The Taken King?

Is the cryptarch calling?

Destiny: The Taken King is out and fans of Bungie's shooter have probably spent their last weekend grinding themselves into dust. If internet reactions are anything to go by, then the game's third and biggest expansion has been met with a reasonably positive reception. Veteran players seem to like the changes, and lapsed...

Round Up: FIFA 16 PS4 Reviews Attack the Last Man

FIFA 16 PS4 Reviews Attack the Last Man

On target

The battle for soccer supremacy is back on, with PES 2016: Pro Evolution Soccer wowing critics earlier in the month. FIFA 16 will, of course, outpace Konami's classic in the sales department, but can it beat it in the reviews, too? The answer, it would appear, is not quite – but this is an AGUERRRO-esque to-the-wire race. We've...

Push Rewind: All of the Headlines from TGS 2015

All of the Headlines from TGS 2015

Turning Japanese

Wow, it's been a busy week here at Push Square Towers, with TGS 2015 taking centre stage. Sony's press conference kickstarted the week, and it's been non-stop since then, with several major titles all on display. Highlights have to include the announcements of Bloodborne: The Old Hunters and Gravity Rush 2, but we also got some...

Feature: What Does TGS 2015 Tell Us About PS4 in Japan?

What Does TGS 2015 Tell Us About PS4 in Japan?

Things are looking up

The PlayStation 4's been far from a flop in Japan since its launch last year, but it's failed to kick on in quite the way that we expected it to. The console's sold in fits and starts, with big releases like Dragon Quest Heroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain prompting numbers to increase – only for them to shrink...