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Feature: What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Dragon's Dogma?

What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Dragon's Dogma?

Flamin' heck

Capcom is one of those companies that people like to shout about – usually in a fit of rage – but we'd be mad to forget about one of its best original properties in years: Dragon's Dogma. Released on the PlayStation 3, the title is a bit like a Japanese take on open world, Western role-playing games. It's got just about everything...

Preview: The PS4 Exclusives of 2015 - Tearaway Unfolded

The PS4 Exclusives of 2015 - Tearaway Unfolded

Cut from the same sheet

Tearaway should have been the PlayStation Vita's signature game. Designed from the ground up for Sony's pocketable platform, Media Molecule's chirpy platformer not only made use of every single input on the system – but it also ensured that they actually added something to the experience. This is something of a rarity –...

Talking Point: Do Review Scores Have a Future?

Do Review Scores Have a Future?

Number games

After an incredible 15 years – and more 8/10 jokes than we care to count – Eurogamer.net has dropped review scores. It's not the first site to do so – both Kotaku and Joystiq (RIP) ditched numbers and stars a while ago – but the news seems significant this time because our buddies from Brighton operate a more traditional...

Out This Week: Evolve, Super Stardust Ultra, Chivalry

Evolve, Super Stardust Ultra, Chivalry

Monster munch

We don't know about you, but it feels like we're still easing our way into 2015. While there have been a fair few big releases between Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell and Dying Light, there hasn't been a whole lot to shout about. That's all set to change as we limp towards the end of the fiscal year, though, with publishers preparing to...

Feature: 10 Japanese Games That Have Us Hyped in 2015

10 Japanese Games That Have Us Hyped in 2015

Dreams of the East

2015 is looking like a pretty good year for games from the East, especially with Japanese developers now turning their attention to the PlayStation 4. Whether you're a fan of manga and anime adaptations or role-playing games, there's quite a bit of excitement to go around, although we do need to point out one thing before we...

Push Rewind: Persona 5, The Order: 1886 Overload, and Sony Online Entertainment

Persona 5, The Order: 1886 Overload, and Sony Online Entertainment

Lips are movin'

It's been a bit of a strange week here at Push Square Towers. While we've pumped out more articles than BuzzFeed, it doesn't feel like there's much to recap. In other words: the past seven days in the PlayStation Nation have been little more than filler, but we suppose that that's a welcome reminder that 2015 has barely got started...

Video: Watch As We Recap January 2015's Best PS4, PS3, and Vita Games

Watch As We Recap January 2015's Best PS4, PS3, and Vita Games

January blues

Who missed me? Aw, look at that, you've all gone shy... And quiet... And have started walking in the wrong bloody direction! C'mon back precious eyes, because if we don't get 500 views on this Game of the Month clip then this video editor has a noose around his neck, and let me tell you, he's darn well not afraid to use it. There'll be...

Talking Point: Has Persona 5's Gameplay Trailer Dulled Your Excitement for Final Fantasy XV?

Has Persona 5's Gameplay Trailer Dulled Your Excitement for Final Fantasy XV?

Persona-lly speaking

Some wouldn't like to admit it, but it's not often that a Japanese role-playing game has the weight to make waves in the current climate of our industry – at least, not here in the West. But of course, like everything in life, when something good is destined to come along, it all comes at once. After almost a decade of as...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 55

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 55

Wayne to go

There's a brilliant little application on the BBC website which allows you to track just how much professional footballers (of the non-American variety) earn. This author thought that it would be fun to see how much Manchester United and England player Wayne Rooney earns during the time that it takes to publish a weekly edition of WAYP...

Soapbox: Why We Need More Grounded Games

Why We Need More Grounded Games

Sammy Barker's sick of the surreal

I did something that I don't usually do last night: I cancelled my late night session at the Push Square coal face in order to finish Life Is Strange. The debut episode in DONTNOD's episodic escapade has received a mixed reception from critics, with some lauding it as a minor masterpiece, while others try not to...

Preview: The PS4 Exclusives of 2015 - Until Dawn

The PS4 Exclusives of 2015 - Until Dawn

#Hilarious

We all have our guilty pleasures, and Until Dawn is fast becoming this author's. Supermassive Games' slasher title has been in production for what feels like an eternity, with its roots dating all the way back to the PlayStation Move boom of 2012. At the time, the platform holder promised that the title would offer a teen horror twist...

Game of the Month: January 2015

January 2015

And so it begins

2015's first month didn't provide that much to write home about, but that didn't stop our internal staff vote from being a very close affair. Contrary to popular opinion, zombies haven't quite gone out of date yet, as two horror titles featured on our shortlist, while two never-before-seen-on-PlayStation remasters entered the...

Out This Week: Apotheon, Game of Thrones: Episode 2, PlayStation Plus Freebies

Apotheon, Game of Thrones: Episode 2, PlayStation Plus Freebies

Please be excited

Admit it: you thought that we were going to miss this edition of Out This Week, didn't you? We've been pretty steadfast with our New Year's Resolutions so far, but the absence of Push Rewind on Sunday – in lieu of a timely Dying Light review – means that we've broken our personal promise, which is to be a bit more consistent...

Feature: What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Yakuza 4?

What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Yakuza 4?

We look back at this month's PlayStation Plus freebie

Every time that we mention Yakuza 4, or indeed, the Yakuza series as a whole, there's always at least one person who chirps in and says that they've never played it – and in the worst case scenarios, that they've never even heard of it. Well, it's time to educate yourself, because Yakuza 4 is...

Talking Point: Are There Any Remasters You Still Want to See on PS4?

Are There Any Remasters You Still Want to See on PS4?

Harder, better, faster, stronger

“Oh dear, are they talking about remastered games again?" we hear you scream. “I want new games, not remasters!" Don't worry – we hear you. In truth, we'd be the first to admit that we're a bit sick of learning about last-gen re-releases – but we'd also be lying if we said that we've truly had our fill of...

Round Up: Life Is Strange PS4, PS3 Reviews Aren't Out of the Ordinary

Life Is Strange PS4, PS3 Reviews Aren't Out of the Ordinary

Mad Max

Given the success of The Walking Dead, it's a surprise that other developers are only just jumping on the episodic bandwagon. With the output of developer Telltale Games starting to get a teensy bit predictable, though, we're really curious to see French developer DONTNOD's take on the format. We've got a reviewer whizzing through episode...

Feature: Should You Buy Dying Light on the PS4?

Should You Buy Dying Light on the PS4?

Bump in the night

This is not a review. As is the case with virtually all other publications, we only got access to Dying Light this week – around the same time as its North American launch. To be honest, it hasn't exactly been the smoothest release for Techland's undead-'em-up, with retail copies inexplicably being delayed in non-American...

Feature: Three Reasons Why You'll Love Exploring The Witcher 3's Massive Open World on PS4

Three Reasons Why You'll Love Exploring The Witcher 3's Massive Open World on PS4

Call of the wild

It may seem like a while off yet, but trust us when we say that it won't be long until you're travelling the countryside as the grizzly Geralt of Rivia. Poised to be the PlayStation 4's first truly open world RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is beginning to look like the real deal, featuring branching storylines, brutal combat, and,...

Preview: The PS4 Exclusives of 2015 - The Order: 1886

The PS4 Exclusives of 2015 - The Order: 1886

History in the making?

Your insatiable appetite for exclusives led to dismay at the tail end of last year. While the first half of 2014 promised plenty between inFAMOUS: Second Son and MLB 14: The Show, there's no denying that Sony's first-party software roster seemed to fizzle out around Christmas, with DriveClub and LittleBigPlanet 3 being the...