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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 14

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 14

Living in a gangsta's paradise

Unsurprisingly, this edition of What Are You Playing This Weekend has turned into a bit of a Grand Theft Auto V special, with the majority of the staff here at Push Square towers far too busy terrorising the streets of Los Santos to worry about the dull weather outside. As always, feel free to let us know whether...

First Impressions: Basking in the Glow of Child of Light

Basking in the Glow of Child of Light

Baby bright

The second UbiArt-powered game to be unveiled at Ubisoft’s Digital Days 2013 event, Child of Light – which is launching on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 – was pitched to us as “a JRPG for those that don’t have the time to invest a hundred hours into a game”. While this quote may trouble some hardcore JRPG fans,...

Talking Point: Is Grand Theft Auto V Living Up to Your Expectations?

Is Grand Theft Auto V Living Up to Your Expectations?

Lofty as the Los Santos dream

Rockstar Games may have nurtured one of the largest entertainment franchises on the planet over the past 15 or so years, but such desirable territory comes with unrivalled pressures. While the company will no doubt be readying a press release regarding Grand Theft Auto V’s record breaking sales as we type, such high...

Guide: Here Are the Grand Theft Auto V Cheats You Must Know About

Here Are the Grand Theft Auto V Cheats You Must Know About

Criminal code

Cheat codes are sadly a bit of a rarity in this day and age. There was a time when virtually every game under the sun launched alongside a list of convoluted button prompts allowing you to unlock secret costumes, exciting items, and, if you were really lucky, brand new gameplay mechanics. But while this has fallen out of fashion in...

Preview: Digging Deep into the Trenches in Valiant Hearts: The Great War on PS3 and PS4

Digging Deep into the Trenches in Valiant Hearts: The Great War on PS3 and PS4

War and leash

Ubisoft broke new ground in 2011 with its innovative UbiArt Framework game engine, a technology which allows artists to easily create assets and embed them into interactive environments. We’ve already seen it used to brilliant effect in the recent Rayman games, and since then people have been crying out for it to be leveraged in...

First Impressions: Going Underground With Ubisoft's Watch_Dogs

Going Underground With Ubisoft's Watch_Dogs

We go hands-on at Ubisoft's Digital Days 2013

One of many blockbuster titles in Ubisoft’s stable adopting their second screen experience initiative, the potential for Watch_Dogs’ iOS "H_ide" app is high — and in a game where you can hack everything, you’re not quite as unhackable as you might think. At Ubisoft’s Digital Days 2013 event in...

First Impressions: Join The Crew - Hitting The Road With Ubisoft's PS4 Open World Racer

Join The Crew - Hitting The Road With Ubisoft's PS4 Open World Racer

Burning rubber

Unique social functions and second screen experiences are the new chic for the video game industry at the moment, with every other publisher attempting to shoehorn in ways to ‘enhance’ your gameplay experience. No publisher is pushing for this innovative change more than Ubisoft and its seamlessly online-integrated race-em-up, The...

First Impressions: Revisiting Adolescent Angst in Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls

Revisiting Adolescent Angst in Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls

Holmes alone

Beyond: Two Souls is unlike anything that you’ve ever played before. It certainly shares similarities with developer Quantic Dream’s previous work, but many of those comparisons revolve around the fact that you’ll be interacting with the game world in an unorthodox way. Much like there was an entire sequence in Heavy Rain...

Talking Point: Would You Buy a Virtual Reality Headset for Your PS4?

Would You Buy a Virtual Reality Headset for Your PS4?

Oculus shift

Sony’s clearly enjoying itself in interviews at the moment. Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has been dropping hints regarding a hypothetical PlayStation 4 headset harder than the beats in a Skrillex song, but no one appears to have read too deeply into the comments. “We’ve got a couple of [Oculus Rift] development...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 13

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 13

Ready for the weekend

It's that glorious time again where we round up as many staff members as possible and ask them to detail what wonderful gaming delights they have in store this weekend. In this edition, Push Square's head honcho Sammy Barker also unveils his not-so-secret obsession with a certain pop star. While we don't expect you to follow...

Game of the Month: August 2013 - Rayman Legends

August 2013 - Rayman Legends

Legendary status

August was a busy month for the team here at Push Square, in which we reviewed 21 new releases in total. Of course, only one game can be awarded the prestigious Game of the Month accolade, and so we looked to the highest rated titles, which included wildly anticipated adventures such as the ridiculous Saints Row IV and the magical...

Round Up: Here's Everything You Need to Know About PlayStation at GamesCom

Here's Everything You Need to Know About PlayStation at GamesCom

Show's over

Following a record attendance of more than 340,000 visitors, the doors have now closed on GamesCom until next year. Sony enjoyed another fruitful spell in Cologne, reinforcing its indie message and consequentially keeping our fingers busy with plenty of fascinating PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita announcements. Don’t worry if...

Interview: Octodad: Dadliest Catch Developer Talks Tentacles, PS4, and Fishy Disguises

Octodad: Dadliest Catch Developer Talks Tentacles, PS4, and Fishy Disguises

Green around the gills

You know that the industry’s changing when a game about a closet cephalopod garners just as much attention as the next million dollar blockbuster from a multinational team. Sony’s taken great strides to put smaller studios on a level playing field with its first-party developers, and that was evidenced at E3 when Young...

Feature: Sony's GamesCom 2013 Showcase - Did It Meet Our Expectations?

Sony's GamesCom 2013 Showcase - Did It Meet Our Expectations?

Looking back on the PS4, PS3, and Vita's presence in Cologne

We’ve had press releases coming out of our ears since Sony’s explosive GamesCom press conference on Tuesday, but having finally had a chance to reflect upon it – and clean up the dirty coffee cups that have been sitting on our desks since the beginning of the week – we’re now...

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

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Twelve

Relax, don't do it

It’s been a flat out week here at Push Square towers, which means that we’re all looking forward to a spot of video game respite. And as has become a bi-weekly tradition, we’ve gathered together as many team members as we could find to talk about what’s on our gaming agenda this Bank Holiday weekend. But as you should know...

Feature: 15 Fresh PS4, PS3, and Vita Titles That Should Be on Your Wishlist

15 Fresh PS4, PS3, and Vita Titles That Should Be on Your Wishlist

Open the floodgates

Sony dropped an atomic bomb of indie announcements at GamesCom this week. The sheer number of titles confirmed for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita has been unprecedented over the past few days, as evidenced by the empty coffee jars and film of human filth that’s infected our office. The company backed small studios...

Interview: Chatting Pool Nation FX on PS4 with the Potty Cherry Pop Games

Chatting Pool Nation FX on PS4 with the Potty Cherry Pop Games

Balls to the wall

Communicating with developers in a professional capacity can occassionally be a buttoned up affair, but Manchester-based indie outfit Cherry Pop Games prefers to forget the formalities. Following the successful launch of Pool Nation on the PlayStation 3, the company is currently polishing up an enhanced PlayStation 4 port dubbed...