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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...

Reaction: Sony Refreshes PS4 with Indie Vision, Keeps Ammunition Stashed Away

Sony Refreshes PS4 with Indie Vision, Keeps Ammunition Stashed Away

Shots not fired

Covering a press conference really changes your perspective of the content revealed within it. It can be all too easy to gloss over reveals when you’re sitting slumped in front of a laptop computer, but when you have to contend with a barrage of press releases in the early hours of the morning, it tweaks your outlook a little...

Feature: PS4, PS3, and Vita Announcements You Should Expect at GamesCom 2013

PS4, PS3, and Vita Announcements You Should Expect at GamesCom 2013

Reading the tea leaves

GamesCom has always been good to PlayStation. While the likes of Microsoft and Nintendo tend to show up when they feel like it, Sony has always enjoyed an extremely strong presence at the German convention, dating all the way back to the PlayStation 3’s all-important hardware revision reveal way back in 2009. Erase that...

Reaction: Xbox One Delay Leaves the Door Ajar for PS4

Xbox One Delay Leaves the Door Ajar for PS4

Windows of opportunity

There will have been one of two reactions to Microsoft’s sizeable Xbox One delay within Sony’s colossal European headquarters today: cheers or mopped brows. At almost every turn, the North American company has been playing into the PlayStation maker’s hands, and this latest setback is just another example of that...

Feature: Eight PS4 Titles That Are Changing the Game

Eight PS4 Titles That Are Changing the Game

New grounds

Prior to the PlayStation 4’s announcement, many sceptics questioned what the system could possibly do better than existing machines. Titles such as The Last of Us already look absolutely incredible, so it’s a fair query – even if it has been answered emphatically by the likes of Killzone: Shadow Fall and inFAMOUS: Second Son...

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

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Eleven

Bigmouth strikes again

The weekend has crept up on us like Sam Fisher in Splinter Cell: Blacklist. We’re mere weeks away from the onset of the autumn onslaught, which means that this is your last opportunity to clear up your backlog in preparation for titles such as Rayman Legends, Killzone: Mercenary, and a certain next generation system. But...

Talking Point: Should the PS4 Feature an Avatar System?

Should the PS4 Feature an Avatar System?

Mii too

Rarely a week goes by where there isn’t a new LittleBigPlanet costume to buy. Whether it’s the re-release of seasonal outfits or some brand new threads to tie into a big movie or game launch, Sackboy’s the undisputed king when it comes to cosplay. But for as popular (and presumably profitable) as these downloadable garments are, you...

Talking Point: How Will the PS4 Controller's Touchpad Be Used?

How Will the PS4 Controller's Touchpad Be Used?

Rub-a-Dub

We’ve already established in previous articles that the PlayStation 4’s refreshed controller is a thing of beauty. The analogue sticks feel sturdier than a body builder’s biceps, the triggers melt under your fingertips like a Mini Milk in the microwave, and the light bar looks snazzier than Chewbacca donning Dolce Gabbana shades...