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First Impressions: Killzone: Shadow Fall May Be the Most Strategic Shooter on PS4

Killzone: Shadow Fall May Be the Most Strategic Shooter on PS4

Helgasp

Killzone: Shadow Fall is the release that will make you believe in the benefits of next generation hardware. Guerrilla Games’ first-person launch title shoots down any questions regarding the PlayStation 4’s ability to impress visually, responding emphatically with elegant dappled lighting and richer textures than a mercenary’s bank...

First Impressions: Behind the Wheel with DriveClub, the PS4 Racer That Wants to Keep You on the Road

Behind the Wheel with DriveClub, the PS4 Racer That Wants to Keep You on the Road

Team pursuit

Evolution Studios does not consider PlayStation 4 launch title DriveClub to be just another racing game. The talented Runcorn-based outfit sees its latest vehicular outing as more of a social service – a hub that will keep you hooked by allowing you to interact with friends, recruit your own personal team, and sit in the cockpit of...

First Impressions: Could the PS4 Controller Be Gaming's Greatest Ever Input Device?

Could the PS4 Controller Be Gaming's Greatest Ever Input Device?

We wrap our eager fingers around the DualShock 4

It’s been almost 16 years since the PlayStation’s primary input device last demanded real scrutiny. The introduction of the DualShock in late 1997 ushered a new standard for video game control that hasn’t changed a whole lot over the past decade and a half. Sure, the peripheral has been host...

Game of the Month: June 2013 - The Last of Us

June 2013 - The Last of Us

It wasn't for nothing

Who wants to know a little secret? Ordinarily we run an internal poll for these Game of the Month posts, but on this occasion we didn’t bother. Anyone that dared to vote against Naughty Dog’s incredible opus The Last of Us was going to be forced to spend the week shamefully sat on the step outside of our big cheese’s...

Interview: Straight Talking with Curve Studios

Straight Talking with Curve Studios

The team that's got its finger in a lot of pies

Ever since bursting onto the PlayStation Network podium with its volatile platformer Explodemon in 2011, talented London-based outfit Curve Studios has been taking a break from Sony’s systems. The developer – which cut its teeth creating Buzz! spin-offs for the PlayStation Portable – filled the...

First Impressions: Stomping Around with Knack on PS4

Stomping Around with Knack on PS4

Hands-on gameplay reveals PS4 processing power

With the number of games slated for the PS4 launch Knack may have slipped under the radar somewhat. However, PS4 System Architect Mark Cerny saw fit to take on the role of game designer and we think for good reason. The main character in the game is a Robot that attracts and controls a variety of...

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

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Eight

Born to try

The pomp and circumstance of last week’s E3 2013 may have rained on our usual ‘What Are You Playing?’ parade, but now that the Los Angeles Convention Centre has been packed up, we’re back with our traditional weekend gaming schedule. Below you’ll find the PlayStation plans of several Push Square staff members, but don’t...

First Impressions: Dancing with Cat Ears in Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F

Dancing with Cat Ears in Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F

Big in Asia

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F is a very unique rhythm-based game. Inspired by the dominant Japanese Vocaloid craze – a piece of software that allows users to create songs – Hatsune Miku is a virtual anime-style Japanese idol and digital singer, with a vocaloid sound sampled from the voice of Japanese voice actress Fujita Saki. At a...

Talking Point: What Does Microsoft's Massive Xbox One-Eighty Mean for PS4?

What Does Microsoft's Massive Xbox One-Eighty Mean for PS4?

Round like a record

We didn’t expect Microsoft to stick with its digital rights management policies after the mauling that it faced from consumers and the media at E3 2013 last week, but even we’re a little stunned by the swiftness and scale of its turnaround. If you’ve been living under a rock, the Redmond-based firm has just revealed that...

Interview: Painting the Town Red with OMG HD Zombies Developer Laughing Jackal

Painting the Town Red with OMG HD Zombies Developer Laughing Jackal

Redfield City's never been so dead

The original OMG-Z was a poorly named slice of corpse shuffling chaos; a masochistically moreish arcade puzzler that combined Chillingo’s cult mobile classic Sneezies with Silent Hill. Endowed with less ammo than a Survival run in The Last of Us, the title challenged you to dismantle as many of the undead as...

Reaction: PS4 Price Advantage Will Prove Pivotal in the Battle Against Xbox One

PS4 Price Advantage Will Prove Pivotal in the Battle Against Xbox One

Every little helps

While much of the next generation narrative has been pointed purposefully at digital rights management and used games, arguably the biggest discussion thus far has been left untouched like the awful pizza at a Chinese buffet. SCEA executive Jack Tretton may have revelled in revealing the PlayStation 4’s pro-consumer plans...

Feature: Push Square's E3 2013 PlayStation Game of the Show - Final Fantasy XV

Push Square's E3 2013 PlayStation Game of the Show - Final Fantasy XV

Fabulous supernova

E3 is always a hotbed of ardently anticipated software, but this year had the added enthusiasm of new hardware in its favour. With the PlayStation 4 set to arrive on store shelves in less than six months’ time, 2013’s showing was awash with visual spectacles running on Sony’s supercharged machine. Alas, the winner of our...

Reaction: There Is One Thing That Sony Could Learn from Microsoft at E3 2013

There Is One Thing That Sony Could Learn from Microsoft at E3 2013

Taking notes

This year’s E3 was very special for PlayStation. Despite dominating the industry with the PSone and the PlayStation 2, the company has assumed the role of an underdog at times during this generation. While the PlayStation 3 has played host to some phenomenal games – and posted some impressive sales figures in the process –...