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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 –...

Talking Point: Has Microsoft's E3 2013 Showing Lessened Your Interest in the PS4?

Has Microsoft's E3 2013 Showing Lessened Your Interest in the PS4?

Xbox One steps out of the shadows

It was imperative that the Xbox One had a strong showing at E3 2013. Last month, the backlash to the platform’s initial unveiling was undeniably negative, with a whopping 84 per cent of you noting that the system had done nothing to quell your anticipation for the PlayStation 4. But today’s press conference...

Feature: The Highs and Lows of PlayStation 3 at E3

The Highs and Lows of PlayStation 3 at E3

Third time lucky

With the PlayStation 4 set to dominate the industry's attention over the coming week, we thought that this would be a perfect opportunity to look back on some of the highest highs and cringe-inducing lows from the PlayStation 3's time at E3. We’ve been astounded by gameplay demonstrations, shocked by surprise announcements, and...

Talking Point: What Are Your Hopes and Fears for the PS4, PS3, and Vita at E3 2013?

What Are Your Hopes and Fears for the PS4, PS3, and Vita at E3 2013?

Nervous expectations

We’re on the home straight. The world’s gaming media is descending on Los Angeles as we type, a city that’s slowly being transformed into a haven for interactive entertainment. Posters are being erected, laptops are being charged, and publishers are transporting secretive packages containing builds of unannounced games...

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

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Seven

Breakfast at midnight

While next week promises to offer a glimpse of the future of gaming, let’s not forget about the present. The release calendar may be starting to slow down for the summer, but that just means that this is the perfect opportunity to work through your backlog. As always, we’ve gathered together a handful of Push Square staff...

Talking Point: Will You Still Buy the PS4 If It Treats Game Ownership Like the Xbox One?

Will You Still Buy the PS4 If It Treats Game Ownership Like the Xbox One?

Going through changes

For a company that’s made copious communication blunders over the course of the current generation, Sony’s handled the subject of used games in an unexpectedly cunning manner – primarily by shutting its mouth. While its closest competitor Microsoft has been hung, drawn, and quartered since the Xbox One’s unveiling,...

Feature: Three Reasons Why You Simply Must Play The Last of Us

Three Reasons Why You Simply Must Play The Last of Us

Plant strife

We may need to replace the office carpet at some point. The Last of Us, the latest opus from Uncharted developer Naughty Dog, prompted this particular author to pace up and down more times than the average game. It wasn’t that we struggled with our opinion on the title – we loved it from the jaw dropping opening to the energy...