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Out This Week: Borderlands, The Evil Within, Minecraft: PS Vita Edition, Peggle 2

Borderlands, The Evil Within, Minecraft: PS Vita Edition, Peggle 2

Oh my goodness

Holy schnitzel, if you thought that last week’s edition of Out This Week was stacked with an insurmountable number of new releases, then this instalment is in a whole different league. With the summer being comparatively barren for new PlayStation software, we’re not sure why developers big and small have decided to deploy their...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 42

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 42

Chirp, chirp

The songbirds will keep on singing, and we’ll keep on playing video games. With the thrust of the holiday season now in full swing, there’s no shortage of titles to choose from – as is evidenced by the variety outlined by our team of writers below. Of course, with reviews to write and news to report on, there’s no real time to...

Feature: Why Do Next-Gen Games Keep Disappointing?

Why Do Next-Gen Games Keep Disappointing?

PS poor

DriveClub, one of Sony’s big exclusive PlayStation 4 games, launched this week to a largely lukewarm reception. Evolution Studios’ hotly anticipated racing title had been paraded as one of the first must-have next-gen releases, only for a string of middling reviews to siphon any fuel out of its tank. The critical response, as a whole,...

First Impressions: Take a Minute to Learn About One of PS4's Hidden Gems

Take a Minute to Learn About One of PS4's Hidden Gems

60 second smash

Without meaning to sound like a jaded so-and-so, the one problem with reporting on video games is that they rarely have the ability to surprise. As an infant, this particular editor used to relish trips to underground game stores where shelves of import titles gazed gleefully back – every single one of them a mysterious entity...

Game of the Month: September 2014 - Destiny

September 2014 - Destiny

Destined for greatness

It comes as little surprise, but September was a great month for gaming. Signalling the beginning of the holiday rush, it was packed with enjoyable releases and subsequently high scores, which made our always intense staff vote all the more interesting. This isn't the first time that we've argued amongst ourselves regarding...

First Impressions: Does WWE 2K15 on PS4 Have Heavyweight Pedigree?

Does WWE 2K15 on PS4 Have Heavyweight Pedigree?

Yes! Yes! Yes!

If you heard loud screaming coming from the back corner of Earls Court, it may have been us. Yes, 2K Sports brought the PlayStation 4 version of WWE 2K15 to the UK’s biggest video game fair this year, EGX London, and throwing ourselves at a free demo unit, it became all too apparent why our fellow revellers were yelling at full...

Round Up: DriveClub PS4 Reviews Target Pole Position

DriveClub PS4 Reviews Target Pole Position

Low on gas

At least everyone can agree that it looks pretty, right? The first batch of DriveClub reviews have crossed the finish line – and, well, it’s all looking a teensy bit mixed. Despite spending an extra 12 or so months in the tuning shop, Evolution Studios’ next-gen racer appears to have fallen somewhat short of a podium place, with...

Guide: How to Stay Alive in Alien: Isolation on PS4

How to Stay Alive in Alien: Isolation on PS4

Sevastopol survivor

As anyone that’s been chased by an eight foot alien will attest, stayin’ alive ain’t as easy as the Bee Gees once made it sound. However, we’ve been sharpening up our stealth skills in Alien: Isolation on the PlayStation 4 of late, and we’ve got some tips to help you to stay safe on the abandoned Sevastopol space...

Video: Listen to Us Discuss the PS4's Biggest Upcoming Games

Listen to Us Discuss the PS4's Biggest Upcoming Games

Pod thing

One of the biggest requests for Push Square both internally and externally is some kind of podcast, but it’s been on the backburner for some time now. However, at EGX London last week, we decided to give the idea a go, in order to catalogue both our experiences on the show floor – and also see if the concept would actually, y'know,...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 41

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 41

Neon pie

We’re teetering on the precipice of gameageddon. Our super secret review document is filled with titles, reviewers have been assigned, and Push Square Towers is awash with complaints regarding the length of certain releases. Anybody would think that we’d entered the third circle of Hell or something. Still, with such animation behind...

Feature: Our Three Favourite PS4 Games from EGX London 2014

Our Three Favourite PS4 Games from EGX London 2014

The final word

The ballot papers have been collected, counted, rigged, re-counted, and revealed – and Alien: Isolation has won this year’s official EGX London 2014 game of the show. We’re contrary kittens here at Push Square, though, and we reckon that the British gaming public’s got its favourite PlayStation 4 titles in the wrong order...

Round Up: Alien: Isolation PS4 Reviews Hold Their Breath

Alien: Isolation PS4 Reviews Hold Their Breath

Don't make a sound

You’d think that it would be easy to make a game about eight-foot aliens stomping around spaceships. However, if the abysmal Aliens: Colonial Marines taught us anything, it’s that it’s not so straightforward at all. Fortunately, the Creative Assembly has been quietly attempting to write a few wrongs behind its...

First Impressions: Squeezing the Cheeks of LittleBigPlanet 3 on PS4

Squeezing the Cheeks of LittleBigPlanet 3 on PS4

Sack joy

Like a cuddly toy that’s slipped down the side of a forgetful infant’s bed, there’s a sense that LittleBigPlanet 3 is getting overlooked. Caught among the onslaught of holiday releases, Sackboy and his band of burlap buddies have failed to catch the interest of the robotic hordes fawning over annualised outings such as Call of Duty:...

Reaction: EGX London Hammers Another Nail in PS Vita's Coffin

EGX London Hammers Another Nail in PS Vita's Coffin

Dead too soon

Sony managed to squeeze a double-decker bus onto its booth at EGX London last week, but we didn’t spot a single PlayStation Vita. The flailing format has been largely ignored at the platform holder’s various press conferences this year, but has always enjoyed a strong showfloor presence, with titles such as Freedom Wars and

Feature: What Do You Get in DriveClub: PS Plus Edition on PS4?

What Do You Get in DriveClub: PS Plus Edition on PS4?

Fast and furious

DriveClub: PS Plus Edition is undoubtedly the highlight of October’s massive PlayStation Plus update, but you may be pondering what the free PlayStation 4 download actually includes. As the name indicates, this isn’t the full version of Evolution Studios’ next-gen racer, but a cut down copy designed to give you a taste of...

First Impressions: Is Pretty PS4 Exclusive The Order: 1886 a Victorian Victory?

Is Pretty PS4 Exclusive The Order: 1886 a Victorian Victory?

Antique action

Insomniac Games may have taken a half-step outside of the House of PlayStation, but Sony may have already found the studio’s replacement in Ready at Dawn. Much of the conversation surrounding Victorian adventure The Order: 1886 has centred on its storyline and steampunk art style, but after a short hands-on demo, we came away more...

First Impressions: What New Tricks does Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Learn on PS4?

What New Tricks does Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Learn on PS4?

Yes Wei

Many would argue that the original Sleeping Dogs was the overlooked sandbox gem of the last generation. The title's setting of Hong Kong had a quirky feel to it, and gameplay mixed exploration, kung-fu combat, and a surprisingly enjoyable story. It certainly wasn't as polished or as vast in scope as something like Grand Theft Auto V, but...

First Impressions: PS4 Teen Horror Until Dawn Is So Bad That It's Scarily Good

PS4 Teen Horror Until Dawn Is So Bad That It's Scarily Good

#Dead

David Cage makes games that aren’t supposed to be funny, but sometimes wander into the realm of comedy anyway. The Parisian auteur, who’s perhaps best known for PlayStation 3 exclusive Heavy Rain, tends to discuss Quantic Dream’s ‘emotional’ output in a very self-serious manner – and yet, scenes such as ‘Jason, Jason’ often...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 40

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 40

Pad it out

I don’t care if Monday’s blue, Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday, too; Thursday, I don’t care about you – it’s Saturday, I’m in love. Alright, we lazily adapted the lyrics, but you get the idea, right? Unlike ordinary editions of What Are You Playing, this has been organised extremely early, because much of the Push Square team...