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Mission Blog: Chapter 2 - Systematic

Chapter 2 - Systematic

Infinite improbability

I was only my second star system in – now named Coaster, of course – but already it felt like I was in a whole new place. The Gek space station was a silhouette against a vivid burnt orange backdrop, and a couple of freighter ships warped imposingly close, blocking my view of the nearest planet. There were very few...

Video: You Really, Really Should Play Inside on PS4

You Really, Really Should Play Inside on PS4

Don't be on the outside

Whatever you think of our review policy here at Push Square Towers – and whether we should invest our biscuit budget into an office steering wheel – there's one thing that we can all agree: 10/10 review scores are rare. In fact, while some sites may use the upper-end of their scale liberally, we like to be a bit more...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 132

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 132

August's almost over

The weekends do come around quick, but given that this is inexplicably a three-day holiday in the UK, you won't hear us complaining. In fact, between the football and the final barbecues of the summer, we'll be squeezing in plenty of gaming. Here's what we're playing. Sammy Barker, Editor: I've been having fun hopping between...

Poll: Are You Still Playing No Man's Sky?

Are You Still Playing No Man's Sky?

Or have you lost interest?

It's been a weird old ride for No Man's Sky. Hyped up to infinity and beyond by enthusiastic fans, the press, and just about everyone in between, the space survival sim was met with divided opinion when it launched earlier this month, and even now, people still can't seem to decide whether it's good, bad, or just...

Interview: Talking Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom with Koei Tecmo

Talking Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom with Koei Tecmo

Development hurdles, adaptation, and original content

Starting with a hit manga series and since spinning off light novels, a wildly popular anime, several films (both animated and live-action), and a 3DS game, Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan has enjoyed a level of success that easily matches the colossal stature of its unsettling antagonists...

Video: Is Metrico+ on PS4 Off the Charts?

Is Metrico+ on PS4 Off the Charts?

Sublime graph?

Metrico started life as a quirky infographic-inspired PlayStation Vita puzzle platformer, but it's now brought its love of pie charts to the PlayStation 4. You can read our full review of Digital Dreams' delicious looking adventure through here, but if you're after something a little more visual, we've embedded the first ten minutes...

Soapbox: Why Sony Needs to Change Its Refund Policy

Why Sony Needs to Change Its Refund Policy

Sam Brooke makes a case for more lenient refunds

Sony's refund policy is as follows: "You can cancel a digital content purchase within 14 days of the date of transaction, provided that you have not started downloading or streaming it. Digital content that you have started downloading, streaming are not eligible for a refund unless the content is...

Opinion: Why the Heck Is Sony Making a PS4 Slim?

Why the Heck Is Sony Making a PS4 Slim?

The not-so little question

So, the PlayStation 4 Slim is real, and Digital Foundry made a video to prove it. Then lawyers got involved, and the hastily recorded clip got removed – you know how it goes. Still, this has all happened rather fast, hasn't it? If you'd have asked us on Sunday morning whether Sony would make a more compact PS4 console,...

Push Rewind: PS4 Slim, Deus Ex Review, Firmware Update 4.00, Crash Bandicoot

PS4 Slim, Deus Ex Review, Firmware Update 4.00, Crash Bandicoot

Metal Gear Survive! Final Fantasy XV! Gamescom 2016!

It was Gamescom 2016 this week, but while the German convention did play host to various trailers and news, the biggest stories broke outside of the show. For example, Sony kickstarted the week by revealing PlayStation 4 firmware update v4.00, which will include folders at last. And earlier...

Video: How Small Is the Rumoured PS4 Slim?

How Small Is the Rumoured PS4 Slim?

Size comparison

So, the PlayStation 4 Slim has leaked. Sony's yet to make a comment on these images just yet, but the sheer number of them taken from different angles suggests that they're almost certainly real – although nothing's legit until you hear it directly from the horse's mouth. That said, we have been in contact with someone who...

Mission Blog: Chapter 1 - Hello, Worlds

Chapter 1 - Hello, Worlds

Come fly with me

I don't like to draw much attention to No Man's Sky's technical problems, undeniably present though they are, but I did find it sort of hilarious that after my initial attempt to boot the game up saw it crash, it turned out you begin the game having crash landed. It was a graceless, unintentionally brilliant moment, the software...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 131

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 131

Gold standard

The last weekend of Olympic action awaits, and we're warming ourselves up for a weekend spent… Scoffing snacks and watching others exert themselves on the television. Of course, we'll be squeezing in a whole lot of gaming in between the various scheduled finals. Here's what we're playing. Sammy Barker, Editor: I've got an absolute...

Hands On: AdVenture Capitalist May Be PS4's Most Annoyingly Addictive Game

AdVenture Capitalist May Be PS4's Most Annoyingly Addictive Game

Push square

It was only a matter of time before "clickers" started to infect the PlayStation 4, wasn't it? The popular genre – which is defined by its simple gameplay and constantly increasing numbers – is already a smash on computers and smartphones, and now AdVenture Capitalist is aiming to bring a little of the love to Sony's new-gen...

Video: Crash Bandicoot's First PS4 Appearance Looks Awesome

Crash Bandicoot's First PS4 Appearance Looks Awesome

Crash bash

We all collectively rolled our eyes when Crash Bandicoot was confirmed for Skylanders: Imaginators – after all, we all know how Activision treated fellow PlayStation favourite Spyro when this series started. But it looks like it's learned its lesson this time around: the Thumpin' Wumpa Island level that will appear as a timed...

Live: Watch EA's Gamescom 2016 Press Conference Right Here

Watch EA's Gamescom 2016 Press Conference Right Here

Battlefield 1! Titanfall 2! Mass Effect Andromeda?

It threatens to be a much quieter Gamescom without Sony taking to the stage, but EA is holding a press conference, and we're sure that it will have a title or two worth showing. Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, and FIFA 17 are all likely to feature heavily during its briefing, with the action getting...