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Live: Watch the Sony PlayStation Gamescom 2014 Press Conference Right Here

Watch the Sony PlayStation Gamescom 2014 Press Conference Right Here

Find out what's next for PS4 and Vita today

The firework show at Gamescom 2014 has started a little earlier this year, with Microsoft announcing some form of exclusivity for Rise of the Tomb Raider. Sony always has a strong showing at the German convention, though, so expect it to fight back during its media briefing. You can watch the whole thing...

Reaction: Why Lara Croft Will Still Raid PS4 in Rise of the Tomb Raider

Why Lara Croft Will Still Raid PS4 in Rise of the Tomb Raider

Reading between the lines

Kudos to Microsoft, it actually dropped a press conference megaton. While we’d argue that Jack Tretton’s corporate beatdown at E3 2013 was a memorable media briefing moment, it wasn’t exactly a huge surprise – in fact, those are becoming rarer as the major industry players all merge into a similar entity. The fact...

Feature: Five Ways Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Multiplayer Will Pull the Property into the Future

Five Ways Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Multiplayer Will Pull the Property into the Future

Power changes everything

You could never describe Call of Duty: Ghosts as a bad game. It was predictable without a doubt, but it was an entertaining enough distraction for a few weeks. Of course, Activision sets its standards higher than that, and it wouldn’t be in control of the biggest first-person property on the planet if it didn’t. Call...

Push Rewind: Gamescom 2014 Hype, Assassin's Creed Rogue, and Crazy Lawsuits

Gamescom 2014 Hype, Assassin's Creed Rogue, and Crazy Lawsuits

Odds and ends

The week before a major gaming convention always feels like the calm before the storm, and the past seven days have lived up to that cliché. Indeed, it was an uncharacteristically slow week in the PlayStation Nation, with the announcement of PlayStation 3 spin-off Assassin’s Creed Rogue being the only real source of excitement...

Talking Point: What Are Your Hopes and Fears for PS4 and Vita at Gamescom 2014?

What Are Your Hopes and Fears for PS4 and Vita at Gamescom 2014?

Panic presentations

Every convention comes with a combination of excitement and trepidation. Sony’s always had a decent presence at Gamescom, so we’re expecting nothing less this year – but with the event being livestreamed all around the world, there’s always the worry that it could drop a Powers-esque press conference clanger and let...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 33

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 33

Quick and dirty

Gamescom 2014 is right around the corner, which means that the Push Square team is enjoying one last weekend of freedom before the madness begins. And what better way to unwind than with a spot of gaming respite? As is now tradition, we’ve rounded up a handful of staff writers in order to outline what’s going to be keeping us...

Feature: What Went Wrong with PlayStation Mobile?

What Went Wrong with PlayStation Mobile?

Totally immobile

Sony’s smartphone strategy seemed so, well, smart a few years ago. While the PlayStation Vita was flagging, the format holder appeared to have a long-term plan in PlayStation Mobile – a compartmentalised plaza offering semi-curated content on PlayStation-certified platforms. The idea was to step away from the poor quality...

Furniture Review: Sitting Comfortably on a Sumo Gamer Bean Bag

Sitting Comfortably on a Sumo Gamer Bean Bag

Full of beans

Sumo Lounge – purveyors of some extremely large bean bags – has a product specifically geared towards gamers. The imaginatively titled Sumo Gamer promises to provide a seriously comfortable place to rest your posterior while playing your favourite video games, and we’ve recently been given the opportunity to see if it makes...

Out This Week: Road Not Taken, The Swapper, Metrico

Road Not Taken, The Swapper, Metrico

Clone wars

The best thing about this week’s roster of new PlayStation releases is that you’ll be playing a couple of them for free. Sony’s been especially good at marrying its Instant Game Collection updates to new arrivals of late, meaning that even if you hadn’t intended to follow the Road Not Taken or splash your cash on Metrico,...

Feature: Why You Should Try The Last of Us Remastered's Multiplayer Mode on PS4

Why You Should Try The Last of Us Remastered's Multiplayer Mode on PS4

Endure and survive

Naughty Dog’s not half bad at multiplayer modes. When it was announced that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves would be entering the competitive arena, there was outrage among fans of the original outing – after all, this was a series that prided itself on its plot rather than its gunplay. However, the title’s acrobatic action...

Push Rewind: The Last of Us Remastered, PS Plus Freebies, and Destiny Concerns

The Last of Us Remastered, PS Plus Freebies, and Destiny Concerns

Groove jet

Summer’s ordinarily slow in the gaming industry, but the pounding in this editor’s head suggests that another convention is lurking. We’re right about a week away from German show GamesCom, which means that everything’s kicking off in the PlayStation Nation right now. And that includes several high-profile releases, spanning The...

Guide: The Last of Us Remastered PS4 Trophy Guide & Road Map

The Last of Us Remastered PS4 Trophy Guide & Road Map

It can't be for nothing

Living through the apocalypse is not easy, so you didn’t think that Naughty Dog was going to give you a cushy ride with The Last of Us Remastered’s Trophy list, did you? This re-release of last year’s PlayStation 3 hit provides the same Platinum path as its predecessor, meaning that those of you who’ve already...

Soapbox: Why Destiny Still Has a Lot to Prove to Me

Why Destiny Still Has a Lot to Prove to Me

Sammy Barker takes Bungie's latest to task

I hate being the jaded gamer. Ever since Push Square’s inception, it’s always been my mandate to celebrate the industry from a perspective of positivity rather than cynicism. That negativity seeps into every facet of the medium these days; whether it's obsessing over resolutions and framerates or...