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DLC Review: Braving The Evil Within's Season Pass on PS4

Braving The Evil Within's Season Pass on PS4

Ruvik's cube

Survival horror games are part of a somewhat niche genre that constantly break moulds and, in the process, either make unexpected, monumental strides in innovation or uproarious setbacks by straying too far into other genres. Regardless, many of them have shocked the gaming world, and The Evil Within was no exception last year. Much...

Push Scare: How Final Fantasy VII's Not-So-Scary Intro Made Me Shelve It for Two Years

How Final Fantasy VII's Not-So-Scary Intro Made Me Shelve It for Two Years

Silver lining

Republished on Saturday, 31st October 2015: We're bringing this article back from the archives to celebrate Hallowe'en today. The original text follows. Originally published on Tuesday, 28th October 2014: Final Fantasy VII isn't your archetypal horror game – far from it – but it does include one of the darkest stories of any...

Push Scare: The Resident Evil 4 Cabin Encounter That Totally Redefined Survival Horror

The Resident Evil 4 Cabin Encounter That Totally Redefined Survival Horror

Inkredible

Republished on Saturday, 31st October 2015: We're bringing this article back from the archives to celebrate Hallowe'en today. The original text follows. Originally published on Monday, 27th October 2014: My first taste of survival horror came courtesy of Trip Hawkins' ill-fated 3DO. Our family gaming room was one of approximately six...

Push Scare: Why Red Dead Redemption's Undead Nightmare DLC Is Perfect for Hallowe'en

Why Red Dead Redemption's Undead Nightmare DLC Is Perfect for Hallowe'en

Dead but not buried

Republished on Saturday, 31st October 2015: We're bringing this article back from the archives to celebrate Hallowe'en today. The original text follows. Originally published on Wednesday, 29th October 2014: It's no secret that I hate horror. I don't read horror, I don't watch horror, and I certainly don't play horror. I'm not...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 91

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 91

Trick or treat

Boo! We love it when a public holiday happens to coincide with WAYP – even if Hallowe'en isn't technically, y'know, a public holiday. Oh, whatever – 31st October offers the perfect opportunity to settle down with some spooky games. But what will be raising your pulse rate? Freak us out in the comments section below. Sammy Barker,...

Push Scare: Why the Petrifying P.T. Is the Perfect Multiplayer Experience on PS4

Why the Petrifying P.T. Is the Perfect Multiplayer Experience on PS4

Comfort in numbers

Republished on Saturday, 31st October 2015: We're bringing this article back from the archives to celebrate Hallowe'en today. The original text follows. Originally published on Monday, 27th October 2014: I absolutely adore horror movies. From the crackling campfires of the Friday the 13th franchise, to the lurid lunacy of the...

Push Share: What PS4 Screenshots Have You Been Sharing? - Issue 2

What PS4 Screenshots Have You Been Sharing? - Issue 2

Sharing is caring

You probably saw that tagline coming a mile away, but we had to use it at some point - may as well sit with pride above the second issue of bi-weekly feature, Push Share. Once again, we've rounded up several of our talented writers and persuaded them to hand over their precious PlayStation 4 screenshots. How about a quick glimpse...

Feature: Our Paris Games Week 2015 Predictions Were on the Money

Our Paris Games Week 2015 Predictions Were on the Money

Gloat away

Warning: intolerable back slapping incoming. We don't normally look back on our press conference predictions in too much detail – usually because we're wrong – but we called Paris Games Week 2015 pretty darn impressively. Don't believe us? Go back and re-read our original article – and no, we haven't edited it after the fact...

Round Up: What Did Sony Show at Paris Games Week 2015?

What Did Sony Show at Paris Games Week 2015?

Jeux videos

It's time to wrap a big fat bow around our Paris Games Week 2015 coverage – well, until we've got some kip anyway. How's that for some English slang, American readers? We digress. The point is that it's time to wrap up all of the major announcements from Sony's press conference earlier today – just in case you lot missed them. We...

Reaction: Poorly Paced Paris Presser Paves Way for PS4's Impressive 2016

Poorly Paced Paris Presser Paves Way for PS4's Impressive 2016

Sony's show stumbles, but the future's bright

Paris Games Week 2015 brought the goods earlier today – but could it measure up to Sony's extraordinary E3 2015 press conference? The answer, unsurprisingly, is no – but the Japanese giant still delivered some big announcements and ably illustrated just how much variety there is on the PlayStation...

Talking Point: Did Sony's Big Paris Games Week Presser Impress You?

Did Sony's Big Paris Games Week Presser Impress You?

From France with love

The curtain has just closed on Sony's hotly anticipated Paris Games Week press conference, where we got a glimpse at Housemarque's next project, Horizon: Zero Dawn and Uncharted 4's multiplayer. The highlight was definitely Gran Turismo Sport – but Detroit and WiLD are worth mentioning as well. The question is: what did you...

Live: Watch Sony PlayStation's Paris Games Week Press Conference Right Here

Watch Sony PlayStation's Paris Games Week Press Conference Right Here

See what's next for PS4 now

Sony's Paris Games Week 2015 press conference has arrived, and big PlayStation 4 announcements await inside. We'll be streaming live from France, with live blogging and live chat, as the platform holder lays out more of its future plans. Expect new game announcements, updates on existing ones, and much more from 10:00AM...

Guide: What Time Is Sony's Paris Games Week Press Conference?

What Time Is Sony's Paris Games Week Press Conference?

When to tune in for all the PS4 reveals

Yay, it's PlayStation press conference time. It may sound sad, but we were really put out by Sony's limited presence at Gamescom earlier in the year. Not only was the platform holder's decision to not hold a media briefing in Cologne bad for our traffic ticker, but it also felt like the whole event had a...

Opinion: We're So Sick of Saving the Bloody World

We're So Sick of Saving the Bloody World

Holding out for a hero

Hands up if you've got a headache from saving the world yet again? Yeah, us too. One pet peeve that's had Push Square Towers irritatedly animated over the past few weeks is the fact that every single video game in existence seems to feel the need to go big. Well, we're tired of preventing the apocalypse, and we'd like to see...

Talking Point: Is the PlayStation 2 the Greatest Games Console of All Time?

Is the PlayStation 2 the Greatest Games Console of All Time?

Live in your world, play in ours

Republished on Monday, 26th October 2015: We're bringing this feature back from the archives to celebrate the PS2's big 15th Anniversary in North America today. The original text follows. Originally published on Saturday, 29th December 2012: It was evident from the moment that the PlayStation 2 first arrived on...

Push Rewind: PS4 Predictions for Paris Games Week, The Witcher 3 DLC, and Assassin's Creed Syndicate

PS4 Predictions for Paris Games Week, The Witcher 3 DLC, and Assassin's Creed Syndicate

November's PS Plus reveal timing, PS4 firmware update surveys, and more

Hear that? That's the calm before the storm, because Paris Games Week is coming. It's been an absolutely agonising wait for Sony to take to the stage again, after it skipped its annual Gamescom press conference. Now the hype train's choo-chooing, and we're giving you front row...

Guide: Eight London Liberating Tips for Assassin's Creed Syndicate on PS4

Eight London Liberating Tips for Assassin's Creed Syndicate on PS4

Don't be a Rookie

Assassin's Creed Syndicate may be more of the same, but it's a dignified step forward from the flaky Assassin's Creed Unity. A traditional English Frye up with an extra helping of tower climbing, this open world outing sees you stealing back Victorian London from the grips of moustachioed mad man, Crawford Starrick. While many of...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 90

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 90

Chatter boxes

Wow, are we really up to Issue 90 already? It only feels like yesterday that we quietly robbed this feature idea from our friends over at Nintendo Life, and it's gone from strength to strength since then. A stat: since Issue One was published on 2nd March 2013 there have been over 4,500 comments on these articles – that's comparable...

Feature: What PS4 Announcements Should You Expect at Paris Games Week?

What PS4 Announcements Should You Expect at Paris Games Week?

Predicting the future

Sony's said that next week's Paris Games Week press conference will be comparable to a Gamescom media briefing. The platform holder skipped its annual stage show in Cologne this August, as it felt that the event was too close to E3 2015. There were mere weeks between the two major conventions, so it based its decision upon...

Talking Point: Does EA Access Really Represent Poor Value for PS4 Players?

Does EA Access Really Represent Poor Value for PS4 Players?

Vault the fence

It's been over a year now since Sony deemed EA Access poor value for PlayStation 4 players. The subscription-based service – which allows Xbox One owners to pay £3.99/$4.99 a month for, er, access to an ever expanding library of EA published games – was originally pitched to the PlayStation maker and Microsoft, but only the...

Push Rewind: No Man's Sky Rumours, Tales of Zestiria, Dragon Quest Heroes

No Man's Sky Rumours, Tales of Zestiria, Dragon Quest Heroes

And thus concludes a gigantic week in the PlayStation Nation. There wasn't a whole lot of hot news this time – a juicy No Man's Sky rumour aside – but we made up for it with more reviews than you can possibly imagine. A busy week, then – and it's only going to busier. Reviews: Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 89

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 89

Installing... 99%

Okay, we know that we're a little bit late with this week's edition of WAYP – but your humble host has reserved this weekend to finish setting up his new computer. Fortunately, the task has now been completed, which means that normal service can resume. It's time to talk about all of the games that we'll be playing this weekend,...

Push Share: What PS4 Screenshots Have You Been Sharing? - Issue 1

What PS4 Screenshots Have You Been Sharing? - Issue 1

Push that button

Oh, would you look at that – a new bi-weekly Push Square feature that's all about one of our favourite PlayStation 4 features: the share button. We've gathered our team together in order to bring you a handful of screenshots from games that we've recently been playing, with the hope that you too will feel the need to share your...