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Feature: The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Two: The Exploration of Old Russia

The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Two: The Exploration of Old Russia

And not a stereotype in sight

For many, Destiny's biggest draw is its promise that you can explore huge, open areas with your buddies – or even complete strangers – as you scavenge the land for some lovely new loot. And I must admit, this is also the much hyped shooter's key component for me, as well. While I'm fairly confident that the story...

Feature: The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day One: Why Wouldn't You Want to Be a Robot?

The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day One: Why Wouldn't You Want to Be a Robot?

Harder, better, faster, stronger

In the back of our minds, we all knew that it would happen. It always does. Once again, we felt the PlayStation Network creak under the weight of thousands of users trying to access the digital store and download the Destiny Beta at roughly the same time. Even Bungie's website felt the crushing demand of eager...

Talking Point: Why PS4's Christmas Offering Is Much Cleverer Than You Think

Why PS4's Christmas Offering Is Much Cleverer Than You Think

An excellent excuse

We’ve written so much about the PlayStation 4’s holiday lineup that we’re beginning to sound a little bit like a Skrillex record that has bass drops so heavy that the needle gets caught in its cavernous grooves. Much like the PlayStation 3 before it, there’s a narrative developing that Sony’s next-gen super machine is...

Who Would Win Wednesdays: Teddie vs. Kuma

Teddie vs. Kuma

Round 21

Ah, good old Who Would Win Wednesdays – a feature where we pit two PlayStation personalities against each other and ask you how you think that the battle would unfold. Last time around, we had our first ever group match between the Payday Gang and the GTA V Gang. Perhaps surprisingly, it turned out to be an incredibly close contest, but...

Video: Will David Hayter Star in PS4's Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain After All?

Will David Hayter Star in PS4's Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain After All?

Solid theory

Metal Gear Solid overlord Hideo Kojima loves a good ruse – and we reckon that he’s up to his old tricks again. David Hayter, otherwise known as the voice of Solid Snake and Big Boss, may have been rather publicly ‘replaced’ by 24 star Kiefer Sutherland in his familiar role, but is this just another Phantom Pain-esque troll from...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 31

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 31

Fruit cocktail

This particular editor may have been lost at sea and unable to steer the ‘What Are You Playing This Weekend’ ship last time around, but dry land is once again beneath your humble host’s feet, and so normal service has resumed. Not that replacement Robert Ramsey did a bad job – he actually remembered to contact the rest of the...

Video: Watch As We Recap June's Best PlayStation Games

Watch As We Recap June's Best PlayStation Games

Valiant effort

Ding dong, E3 is dead – and that means that order has been restored here at Push Square Towers. That’s right, as opposed to sitting staring intently at computer screens, we’re now all bickering over whether the Dynasty Warriors franchise is actually any good. It’s not, but it still bloomin’ made its way into our June Game of...

DLC Review: Is Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn's £24.99 Complete Bundle DLC Worth the Cost?

Is Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn's £24.99 Complete Bundle DLC Worth the Cost?

Heavy metal

Let's start with the obvious: when you've just coughed up around £30 for a game only to find that there's a £24.99 DLC bundle ready and waiting on the PlayStation Store from day one, it's hard not to feel a little robbed. Sure, it's stuff that adds to the core game, but you probably haven't even had the chance to shoot down your...

Book Review: A Composer's Guide to Game Music - Winifred Phillips

A Composer's Guide to Game Music - Winifred Phillips

Calm and composed

Winifred Phillips is one of the best regarded composers in video games today, having contributed to an eclectic roster of titles, including PlayStation favourites such as Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, God of War, and the LittleBigPlanet series. With such vast experience in the medium, the musician has put together a book...

Feature: What the Heck Is a PocketStation?

What the Heck Is a PocketStation?

Lifting the lid on Japan's best PlayStation accessory

Back in the mists of time, when Tamagotchi was still a thing and we were all wondering if SEGA’s Dreamcast was really going to turn things around for the ailing hardware company, Sony took the Sonic the Hedgehog maker's new Visual Memory Unit concept – a portable memory card with a built-in...

Talking Point: Should More Games Emulate PS4 Exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son's Photo Mode?

Should More Games Emulate PS4 Exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son's Photo Mode?

Say cheese

You could never accuse Seattle-based first-party studio Sucker Punch of not listening to its fans. Many berated the first entry in its superhero series inFAMOUS for the obnoxious personality of supporting star Zeke, and so it spent the entirety of the PlayStation 3 title’s sequel trying to redeem the character – a measure which...

Interview: Conducting a Symphony with Video Game Composer Winifred Phillips

Conducting a Symphony with Video Game Composer Winifred Phillips

Sounding off

Sometimes great opportunities just fall into your lap, and that’s exactly what happened to us on this occasion. We recently had the chance to chat to game composer and author Winifred Phillips – whose notable works include Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, God of War, and the LittleBigPlanet series – about her new book, A...

Matters of Import: Shining a Light on PS Vita's htoL#NiQ -Hotaru no Nikki-

Shining a Light on PS Vita's htoL#NiQ -Hotaru no Nikki-

Yes, that really is the title

Nippon Ichi, perhaps best known for its Disgaea role-playing game series, has recently released a new PlayStation Vita game in Japan that’s very different from its usual output. htoL#NiQ is a puzzle game, and is best – or perhaps most lazily – described as Japan's answer to monochrome indie die-lots-‘em-up...