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Game of the Year: Platinum Trophy - Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Platinum Trophy - Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Precious

2014's Game of the Year winner perhaps comes as a surprise, given that we weren't all that confident in its success when it was originally unveiled. Unsure if it was a movie tie-in or simply another in a long line of disappointing Lord of the Rings titles, a slew of intriguing trailers, conference appearances, and developer interviews...

Feature: 2014's Most Memorable PlayStation Music

2014's Most Memorable PlayStation Music

Sounds good

The music that we hear in games plays an integral part in our enjoyment of the experience. While this is by no means exclusive to the medium, the interactive nature of games means that the memories linked with certain musical cues can carry more potency than in other types of media. Last year was a hell of a year for game soundtracks,...

Game of the Year: Silver Trophy - P.T.

Silver Trophy - P.T.

Silent fright

Stealthily announced at Sony's Gamescom conference, P.T. was billed as a 'Playable Teaser' for a new first-person horror game by the fictional 7780s Studio. After the sort of frenzied investigation that only the Internet can provide, it was discovered that the daunting downloadable was in fact a demo for a new Silent Hill game...

Video: Watch As We Recap 2014's Best PS4 Games

Watch As We Recap 2014's Best PS4 Games

Once more with feeling

If this video were a part of a pudding, it'd be the delicious sponge bit separating the jelly and custard in a nice trifle. In other words: it represents the centre piece of our coverage, before we get to the fruity finale next week. "What's it all about, then?" we hear you scream. Well, it's the best PS4 games of 2014 –...

Game of the Year: Best PS4 Games of 2014

Best PS4 Games of 2014

Greatness awaits

Sony would probably agree that the PlayStation 4's first year wasn't exactly vintage – but then, when does a console ever come flying out of the gates? From a first-party perspective, the platform holder pumped out some quality titles, but compared to its frankly frighteningly lineup in 2013, the past twelve months have fallen...

Soapbox: Poor Communication Continues to Be PSN's Biggest Problem

Poor Communication Continues to Be PSN's Biggest Problem

Sammy Barker is sick of Sony's silence

The PlayStation Network has been on and off for three days now, and it's not good enough. I'm confident that Sony is working around the clock to restore the service, and I'm not one of those people that lacks patience, but I am disappointed at the Japanese giant's communication on the matter. At this point,...

Video: Watch As We Recap 2014's Best PS3 Games

Watch As We Recap 2014's Best PS3 Games

Old but gold

... And we're back. Following on from yesterday's uber-awesome PlayStation Vita video – what do you mean you didn't watch it yet? – we're here to talk you through the best PlayStation 3 games of 2014. As an aside, there are free Ferrero Rochers up for grabs if you subscribe to our YouTube channel*. See y'all tomorrow. [ Subscribe...

Game of the Year: Best PS3 Games of 2014

Best PS3 Games of 2014

Antiques roadshow

It's been a funny year for the PlayStation 3. While the system has received plenty of support in 2014, it feels like the attention of the industry has moved on. Cross-generation titles like Destiny and Far Cry 4 have all been advertised with the PlayStation 4 in mind, and sales have taken a tumble as a consequence. Despite what...

Talking Point: Which PS4 Games Are You Most Looking Forward to in 2015?

Which PS4 Games Are You Most Looking Forward to in 2015?

Thinking ahead

We love navel gazing as much as the next person here at Push Square Towers, which is why we've compiled seven features on our favourite 2014 PlayStation forays. However, in an industry that's constantly moving forwards, it's hard not to look ahead as well. That's why we've pulled our team together one last time to discuss our most...

Video: Watch As We Recap 2014's Best PS Vita Games

Watch As We Recap 2014's Best PS Vita Games

Handheld highfliers

Hello everyone – we trust you all had a very Merry Thursday. As you may have noticed elsewhere on the site, we'll be filling the next week's news void with oodles of articles on the Best PlayStation Games of 2014 – and this Video Editor has been busy preparing some videos for those of you that don't like to read. Watch on for...

Game of the Year: Best PS Vita Games of 2014

Best PS Vita Games of 2014

The whole world in your hands

For a format that's struggled in an age of smartphones and tablet games, the PlayStation Vita has carved out a committed niche of core gamers who love the handheld to death. We get a lot of requests here at Push Square, but number one with a bullet is more coverage for the Japanese giant's miniscule machine – and...

Talking Point: Post Pictures of Your PlayStation Pressies

Post Pictures of Your PlayStation Pressies

"OMG! It's a PlayStation 4"

Christmas is a time of sharing, seasonal goodwill, and – let's be honest – plenty of presents. As you read this, we're guessing that there's a carpet of discarded wrapping paper beneath your feet, and an infectious grin plastered upon your face. The question is: which gift prompted your Nintendo 64 moment this year,...

News: We Wish You a Very Merry Christmas

We Wish You a Very Merry Christmas

Play another day

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – which is handy, because when you read this, the big day will have arrived. Before you get back to peeling potatoes and opening presents, though, we just wanted to take advantage of the season to leave you a message thanking you for all of your support in 2014. Push Square...

Feature: Boxing Day 2014 Deals - Every PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita Sale

Boxing Day 2014 Deals - Every PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita Sale

Lightning discounts for the freshly flush

If the chaos on Black Friday wasn't enough to put you off discount days for life, then you may be pondering what promotions await this Boxing Day. Typically reserved for retailers in the UK and Canada, this holiday has lessened in importance in recent years, with more people preferring to watch sport on...

Push Rewind: PlayStation Gifts, Tidbits, and Destiny DLC

PlayStation Gifts, Tidbits, and Destiny DLC

Seasonal cheer

And so the sun has set on the last week before Christmas. To say that it’s been a quiet seven days on Push Square would be a lie, as it’s been uncharacteristically busy for mid-December. That said, while we’ve been huffing and puffing at the number of press releases assaulting our inbox, there aren’t many major highlights...

Exclusive: This PS4 Virtual Reality Title Is About a Man and a Giant Robot

This PS4 Virtual Reality Title Is About a Man and a Giant Robot

A boy and his bot

Sony announced Project Morpheus really early so that developers could experiment with it, and that’s exactly what Ukrainian outfit Beatshapers has been up to. In addition to building its very own virtual reality headset out of the PlayStation Vita, the firm has also been busy beavering away on a title for the Japanese giant’s...

Exclusive: How One Developer Turned a PS Vita into a Virtual Reality Headset

How One Developer Turned a PS Vita into a Virtual Reality Headset

Thinking outside of the box

Beatshapers, the indie outfit behind recent PlayStation 4 streaming interaction title #killallzombies, is a PlayStation stalwart at this point. The small Ukrainian company has released 21 titles across various Sony systems to date, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. We previously revealed the company’s...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 50

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 50

The weekend before Christmas

Just because it’s almost Christmas, we’re not pulling the plug on WAYP. This is your last vanilla edition, before we run a seasonal special sometime next week. We’re finalising Game of the Year here behind the scenes, so there may not be too much time for actual playing – but hey, if you can’t put your feet up...