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Feature: The Best PS4 Games of the Year So Far

The Best PS4 Games of the Year So Far

Halfway heaven

In just under four months' time, the staff of Push Square Towers will descend into a nuclear bunker in an effort to convince editor Robert Ramsey that Toukiden: Kiwami is not one of the best titles of 2015. Seriously, though, we're already starting to discuss our favourite releases of the year here internally, and seeing as we're...

Opinion: What the Hell Is Everybody's Gone to the Rapture About?

What the Hell Is Everybody's Gone to the Rapture About?

Theories, suggestions, and themes

You could argue that the "game" portion of Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is trying to piece it all together. The Chinese Room's latest so-called walking simulator is not especially mechanically dense, restricting much of its action to the DualShock 4's two analogue sticks and a single button. This is a title...

Round Up: Volume PS4 Reviews Turn It Up to 11

Volume PS4 Reviews Turn It Up to 11

Loud and proud

How loud is Volume? Seeing as we don't actually have it yet, we couldn't tell you – but judging by some early reviews from those that do, it's pretty darn loud. The stealth game from Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell is being drowned in the sound of positive critical acclaim; here are some choice excerpts on the PlayStation 4...

Push Rewind: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, PS4 Firmware Update 3.00, Vote to Play

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, PS4 Firmware Update 3.00, Vote to Play

We do it

It's been another quiet week here in the PlayStation Nation, but Everybody's Gone to the Rapture was good enough to get Kell Andersen screaming its praises here at Push Square Towers. There was also a major leak in the form of PlayStation 4 firmware update v3.00, which, at the time of typing, is actually yet to be officially confirmed...

Interview: Shining Some Light on PS Vita's Actual Sunlight

Shining Some Light on PS Vita's Actual Sunlight

An actual interview

Will O'Neill is the creator of the recently released PlayStation Vita game Actual Sunlight – a unique title that's a candid and no holds barred game about one man's struggle with depression. We thought that it'd be a good idea to have a quick chat with Will and find out a little bit more about him, the aforementioned release,...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 80

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 80

And relax

The sun has set on another not-so glorious summer week, in which the weather has been temperamental and the gaming news sporadic. Still, at least we have a new issue of WAYP to pad out our features section, eh? Here's what the team – with a few new faces – will be playing this weekend. Sammy Barker, Editor: I'm having a fantastic...

Interview: We Trade Strategies with the Producer of Nobunaga's Ambition

We Trade Strategies with the Producer of Nobunaga's Ambition

Strategy games, the PS4, and the state of the Japanese games industry

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence is out early next month on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. The historical Japanese strategy series returns West after a particularly long break, and its newest entry promises to be packed with more tactical goodness than ever before. In...

Poll: Which PS4 PlayStation Plus Freebie Will You Be Voting to Play?

Which PS4 PlayStation Plus Freebie Will You Be Voting to Play?

Decisions, decisions

Starting this week, you'll have the option to vote for your next PlayStation Plus freebie. The process, which will begin on 13th August and run until 24th August, will see you selecting from three forthcoming PlayStation 4 titles, and the one that earns the most votes will be added to the Instant Game Collection in September...

Out This Week: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Goat Simulator, Gauntlet: Slayer Edition

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Goat Simulator, Gauntlet: Slayer Edition

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Actual Sunlight, TorqueL, and more

The excitement of Gamescom 2015 may have subsided, but that's okay, because there are about a billion new PlayStation games due out this week. Alright, we're exaggerating a teensy bit, but considering that it's the summer, such an enormous roster of new software is practically...

Community: Final Fantasy VII Voted Push Square Readers' Greatest Ever Game

Final Fantasy VII Voted Push Square Readers' Greatest Ever Game

Cloud nine

We, along with the rest of the Push Square community, were screaming like little girls when Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced for the PlayStation 4 during Sony's jaw-dropping E3 2015 press conference. It's fitting, then, that little over two months later, the original PSone version of Final Fantasy VII has been voted as Push...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 79

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 79

Inner smile

The Premier League season is back underway, so that means that this author will be spending the next ten or so months composing WAYP with half an eye on the BBC text updates. Of course, this article isn't about football, but the PlayStation games that will be keeping you company all weekend. Here's what our team are up to. Sammy Barker,...

Live: Watch the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Gamescom 2015 Stream Right Here

Watch the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Gamescom 2015 Stream Right Here

Oscar mike

There are just days until the Call of Duty: Black Ops III beta begins in earnest, and Activision's planned a big Gamescom 2015 live stream in order to drop a little more intel about what we can expect from the next instalment in this smash series. The action's set to kick off at 19:00PM local time, so join us live for all of the fun...

Live: Watch the Final Fantasy XV Gamescom 2015 Stream Right Here

Watch the Final Fantasy XV Gamescom 2015 Stream Right Here

Active time report

And so, with the major publisher press conferences out of the way, all eyes turn to Square Enix and Final Fantasy XV, as the publisher hosts the latest edition of Active Time Report live from Cologne, Germany. You can catch the full thing live from 18:00PM local time, so don't miss out if you want to know what's next for Noctis...

Live: Watch EA's Gamescom 2015 Press Conference Right Here

Watch EA's Gamescom 2015 Press Conference Right Here

Time for take off

And so our attention turns to EA, the only major publisher hosting a proper press conference at this year's Gamescom. Set to begin at 10:00AM local time, the publisher's promising to bring plenty of Star Wars: Battlefront and Mirror's Edge Catalyst to Germany this year – and we can only dream that Mass Effect: Andromeda will join...

Guide: What Time Are the EA, Final Fantasy XV, and Call of Duty Gamescom 2015 Streams?

What Time Are the EA, Final Fantasy XV, and Call of Duty Gamescom 2015 Streams?

Live and kicking

Over the years, we've gotten used to Gamescom being one of the biggest weeks in the gaming calendar for PlayStation. That's not entirely true in 2015, though, as Sony has opted to forgo its annual press conference at the German show in favour of Paris Games Week a little later in the year. The decision seemed sound at the time,...

Out This Week: Galak-Z, Submerged, AeternoBlade

Galak-Z, Submerged, AeternoBlade

Out of this world

It's hardly a vintage week for new releases in the PlayStation Nation, with all eyes pointed purposefully at Gamescom 2015 rather than Sony's storefront. Still, there are a handful of smaller digital downloads vying for your attention in the guise of Galak-Z and Submerged. The question is: what are you buyin'? Pick of the Week:...

Push Rewind: PlayStation Plus Freebies, PS4 Vote to Play, and Dragon Quest XI

PlayStation Plus Freebies, PS4 Vote to Play, and Dragon Quest XI

Take your pick

Sorry for the tardiness with Push Rewind this week, readers – your humble host started Life Is Strange: Episode 4 on Sunday evening, and it was longer than expected. Holy crap, right? Anyway, we know that you demand your regularly scheduled recap, so here it is a few hours late. To be honest, it was a bit of a quiet one again –...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 78

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 78

Bring on the Bratwurst

It's the calm before the storm otherwise known as Gamescom 2015, although Sony's press conference absence has left us pondering just how busy we're going to be over the coming days. With the likes of Mafia III and Horizon: Zero Dawn all lined up, though, we're sure that it's going to be a good one – even if it does feel like...