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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...

Push Rewind: PS4 Firmware Updates, Valiant Hearts, and July's PS Plus Freebies

PS4 Firmware Updates, Valiant Hearts, and July's PS Plus Freebies

A good catch up

Push Rewind was conceived as a means to keep you up to date with the weekly happenings on Planet PlayStation, but seeing as this editor’s been holidaying as far away from computer screens as humanly possible over the past seven or so days, this should prove a really rather resourceful recap for your humble host, too. We’re...

Matters of Import: Becoming the Ace Pilot of Your Dreams in Gundam: Extreme VS Full Boost

Becoming the Ace Pilot of Your Dreams in Gundam: Extreme VS Full Boost

Well that's just fan-Feddie-tastic

Over the course of its opening five hours, Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Full Boost had this particular Gundam-crazed author shouting and swearing worse than a generic Zeon pilot who's about to be blown to bits by an opposing Feddie protagonist. In layman's terms, this ridiculously named title plays host to an...

Push Rewind: E3's Best PS4 Games, Vita's AAA Doom, and Lots and Lots of Destiny

E3's Best PS4 Games, Vita's AAA Doom, and Lots and Lots of Destiny

The E3 hangover edition

It's been a relatively quiet week here at Push Square. The E3 rush is finally over, although we can't help but feel like a little part of us is missing because of its absence. Nevertheless, we tried to make sure that the past week was still packed full of content to keep you entertained during this Summer gaming lull, even...

Talking Point: Should Sony Ditch E3 Stage Shows Like Nintendo?

Should Sony Ditch E3 Stage Shows Like Nintendo?

A different direction

Very few people earnestly enjoy change. This author gets the jitters if Chart-Track’s weekly UK sales data isn’t ready to write about first thing on a Monday morning, and don’t even mention routine rupturing Bank Holidays. It was little wonder, then, that the web was awash with cynicism last year when Nintendo opted to...

Feature: Five Reasons Why Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Should Be on Your PS4 Wishlist

Five Reasons Why Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Should Be on Your PS4 Wishlist

There's no Snake oil here

Konami just wrapped up a live broadcast of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s behind-closed-doors PlayStation 4 gameplay demo from E3 2014. Originally shown to journalists in Los Angeles last week, the footage showed protagonist Big Boss storming a sandy base, recruiting some troops, and rescuing a hostage. It all...

Video: What Were the Five Best PS4 Games at E3 2014?

What Were the Five Best PS4 Games at E3 2014?

You should know, you picked them

Remember our super-duper E3 2014 poll which we may or may not have forgotten to include Mortal Kombat X in? Well, we used that to help us pick our PlayStation Game of the Show. And now, because we were always taught to reuse waste, we’re milking the results one more time with this, well, super-duper look at the top...

Who Would Win Wednesdays: Patapon Army vs. Third Colossus Gaius

Patapon Army vs. Third Colossus Gaius

Round 19

The E3 rush is finally over, and so it's time for another instalment of Who Would Win Wednesdays, a feature where we take two PlayStation personalities and imagine them kicking the snot out of each other. The week before the biggest event in gaming, we hosted a fight between raspy voiced generic protagonist Aiden Pearce and gritty gunman...

Video: Didn't Get in Destiny's PS4 Exclusive Alpha? Let Us Take You on a Tour

Didn't Get in Destiny's PS4 Exclusive Alpha? Let Us Take You on a Tour

We explore Bungie's brave new world

Productivity has plummeted to an all-time low here at Push Square towers, as we recuperate from the excitement of E3 2014 by jabbering about upcoming PlayStation 4 escapade Destiny’s recent Alpha test. Some of us have even taken to creating custom armour sets based on the ones from the game, allowing us to...

First Impressions: Testing the Hype in Destiny's Exclusive PS4 Alpha

Testing the Hype in Destiny's Exclusive PS4 Alpha

We say jump, you say how high

Over the last four days, we've spent 26 hours exploring Destiny's surprise First Look Alpha. Announced during Sony's E3 2014 press conference, the 6.6GB download offers a shockingly robust early look at the upcoming sci-fi epic, sporting an impressively vast map full of enemies, a player-versus-player mode, a lengthy...

Push Rewind: Everything You Need to Know About E3 2014

Everything You Need to Know About E3 2014

That's a wrap

And so, much to this writer’s relief and disappointment, E3 2014 is over. It’s been a show of re-releases, retreads, and some genuine surprises, but sleepless nights aside, we’d be lying if we said that we hadn’t enjoyed it. Between the drama of the big press conferences, the glimpses of upcoming releases, and unrivalled...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 29

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 29

Short and sweet

Stop the world and let us get off, because everyone at Push Square towers is pretty pooped this weekend. While the sheer excitement of E3 2014 has kept the sleepiness away, there’s no doubt that it’s taking its toll on all of us right now – and you’re probably feeling a little groggy after those late night press conferences...

Talking Point: How Did the Three Major Manufacturers Fare at E3 2014?

How Did the Three Major Manufacturers Fare at E3 2014?

Compare and contrast

E3 2014 is over, and we’re breaking the fabric of time and space in order to celebrate. In this inaugural cross-platform, cross-network, cross-website extravaganza, the editors of Nintendo Life, Pure Xbox, and, er, Push Square have put aside their boxing gloves, and joined forces to bring you this industry wide look at all...

Feature: Push Square's E3 2014 PlayStation Game of the Show - No Man's Sky

Push Square's E3 2014 PlayStation Game of the Show - No Man's Sky

Sky's the limit

No Man’s Sky is not a reality television contestant, but it would make a darn good one if it was. Anyone that’s ever watched the X-Factor or America’s Got Talent will know that media mogul Simon Cowell adores a good ‘rags to riches’ story from time to time, and Hello Games’ ambitious sci-fi escapade is a shining example...

Talking Point: What Does E3 2014 Tell Us About the Future of the PlayStation Vita?

What Does E3 2014 Tell Us About the Future of the PlayStation Vita?

Handheld hysteria

Ask a non-gamer to yawn through Sony’s meaty E3 2014 press conference, and they’ll probably come away with the assumption that the Japanese giant is a single console manufacturer. Much like Microsoft before it, the PlayStation 3 barely registered as a blip during its media briefing, and the PlayStation Vita only obtained a...