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Hands On: Pyre Illuminates the Night Sky with Playable Demo at PAX East

Pyre Illuminates the Night Sky with Playable Demo at PAX East

Build that wall

After two massively successful releases, indie studio Supergiant Games has made quite the name for itself in the industry. Both of its titles – Bastion and Transistor – have been well received critically, and are some of the most beautiful games that we've ever seen. So when the dev announced just a few days before PAX East...

Hands On: Is Nioh on PS4 a Cut Above Its Competitors?

Is Nioh on PS4 a Cut Above Its Competitors?

Soul searcher

A bizarre pre-release alpha demo for samurai Souls clone Nioh launched on the PlayStation 4 this week, and given that it's one of the rare releases that's piqued both Sammy and Ramsey's attention, we figured that we'd run a dual impressions article on the upcoming Koei Tecmo exclusive. Find out what we thought below. Sammy Barker,...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 114

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 114

Dearly beloved

Work is well and truly over, which means that it's all video games all the time for the next two days. Well, not quite, as this author still has a handful of chores to complete – but we're not going to let that dampen the mood. In honour of the late, great Prince – it's time to party like it's 1999. Sammy Barker, Editor: I've...

Feature: 3 Believable Perks That Would Make Your PlayStation Plus Sub Better

3 Believable Perks That Would Make Your PlayStation Plus Sub Better

Plus more

Not everyone's happy with their PlayStation Plus subscription at the moment, with the quality of the Instant Game Collection being the biggest point of contention. While we recently outlined some of the issues that Sony may be facing with regards to the service, we thought that it would be fun to share with you three believable perks...

Soapbox: Sony Needs to Set the Record Straight on PS4K Soon

Sony Needs to Set the Record Straight on PS4K Soon

Silent fright

I think, after reading in detail the reams of information that leaked regarding PlayStation 4K yesterday, that Sony is doing right by existing PS4 owners – but it's clear that not everyone agrees. Those of you that know me in person will know that I have a mild obsession with NeoGAF, spending incalculable hours trawling through the...

Hands On: Reliving a Memorable War in Valkyria Chronicles Remastered on PS4

Reliving a Memorable War in Valkyria Chronicles Remastered on PS4

Well in, Welkin

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered is a fine example of a game that'll always look bloody lovely because of its art style. When the original Valkyria Chronicles launched on the PlayStation 3 all the way back in 2008, it was a stunner, sporting wistful, superbly crafted watercolour-esque visuals. From start to finish the title was a joy...

Soapbox: Street Fighter V Gets a Lot of Hate, But It Succeeds Superbly as a Tournament Game

Street Fighter V Gets a Lot of Hate, But It Succeeds Superbly as a Tournament Game

Ramsey reckons Capcom's latest is a joy to watch

I stayed up until 07:00AM this morning watching the last eight of a Street Fighter V tournament. When I told editor Sammy Barker about my shenanigans, he looked at me like I was a complete lunatic – but I don't regret it one bit, because Capcom's vision for the brawler has finally clicked with...

Guide: Where to Find All Estus Shards in Dark Souls III on PS4

Where to Find All Estus Shards in Dark Souls III on PS4

Locations for all Estus Flask upgrades

If you're coming from Bloodborne, then Dark Souls III's limited use Estus Flask may be proving something of a wake-up call. Fortunately, you can upgrade the number of uses that your magical Thermos has by collecting Estus Shards and presenting them to Andre the Blacksmith. There are eleven Estus Shards in the...

Site News: Push Square Readers Select the 64 Greatest PlayStation Games of All Time

Push Square Readers Select the 64 Greatest PlayStation Games of All Time

And it's a strong list

Several months of perfectly planned polls coordinated by Push Square reader themcnoisy have brought us to this point: the 64 greatest PlayStation games ever made – according to you, the readers. For those of you that haven't been keeping tabs on the enormous thread in our forum, members have been voting for their favourite...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 113

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 113

Play time

It's the weekend. We're gonna play games like it's the weekend. We're gonna beat games like it's the weekend. And there may be a Platinum or two earned for good measure. Y'all know the drill by now, valued readers – here's what we're playing this weekend. Sammy Barker, Editor: I had a dreadfully tough time with the first ten or so...

Poll: So, Which Souls Game Is the Best?

So, Which Souls Game Is the Best?

Blood, ash, and eternity

Right, it's time to settle this once and for all. Maybe. Dark Souls III has been out for about a week now on PlayStation 4 - at least here in the West - so we're going to assume that many of you have put a decent amount of time into this supposed final entry. With that in mind, we want you to tell us what your favourite...

First Impressions: Furi Is a PS4 Indie You Shouldn't Ignore

Furi Is a PS4 Indie You Shouldn't Ignore

Hell hath no Furi like a prisoner scorned

It's disappointing, but it's become a dirty word, "indie". Take a cursory glance at the PlayStation Blog or even this very website, and you'll find readers ragging on forays that have been developed on slimmer budgets than a Whopper meal. Curation plays a part in that: there's some real tosh on the...

First Impressions: Reflecting on Our Time with Reflections

Reflecting on Our Time with Reflections

The mirror reflected

Have you ever really wanted to decide what colours to paint a house and then actually paint? Have you ever had a very strong desire to take the time to fix the plumbing for your kitchen sink in a digital world? Or maybe you just really wanted to go to a local pond and skip stones? All of these things and more can be your...