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First Impressions: PS4 Puzzler MouseCraft Whiffs of Tetris, Lemmings, and Mature Cheddar

PS4 Puzzler MouseCraft Whiffs of Tetris, Lemmings, and Mature Cheddar

Dairy glee

Freed from the shackles of financially motivated businessmen, the indie space is awash with bonkers ideas, and Crunching Koala’s upcoming MouseCraft is no exception. The lovechild of Tetris and Lemmings, the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita titles puts you in the steampunk shoes of a crazy cat scientist – aptly named...

Feature: In Theory, Could Titanfall Drop a Bot on PS4?

In Theory, Could Titanfall Drop a Bot on PS4?

Sizeable speculation

The advent of the so-called industry insider – forum posters who build up a reputation among online communities such as NeoGAF for spilling the beans on secret information – means that the rumour mill is harder to navigate than ever these days. It’s always been difficult to pick the real leaks from the rubbish, but the...

Talking Point: Why Sony's Right to Retain the Franchises It Funds

Why Sony's Right to Retain the Franchises It Funds

Crash course

Insomniac Games announced its soda-based sandbox excursion Sunset Overdrive to an explosion of goodwill this week. The colourful Xbox One exclusive harks back to the Dreamcast era, boasting oversaturated skylines and some decidedly SEGA gameplay mechanics. Sporting a system that sees your firepower increase as you combo tricks, it...

Game of the Month: April 2014 - Child of Light

April 2014 - Child of Light

Out of the dark

April may not have equalled March's onslaught of great games, but it still managed to play host to a number of smaller titles that ended up occupying large chunks of our time. Enjoyable downloadable releases were aplenty, with the likes of Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Trials Fusion, and Child of Light all vying for Push Square's...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 26

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 26

This little light of mine...

... I'm gonna let it shine. Oh, sorry about that, we didn't see you there. Ahem. It's time for another 'What Are You Playing This Weekend', in which the majority of the team will be delving into a little game that our very own Mat Growcott described in his review as a "painted paradise". But what does this Bank Holiday...

News: Curve Studios: There May Still Be More PlayStation Exclusives from Us This Year

Curve Studios: There May Still Be More PlayStation Exclusives from Us This Year

Stealth Inc 2 throws a curve ball

Curve Studios has quickly become one of the many faces of PlayStation’s indie initiative. An industrious London-based developer, the company has been quietly porting big-time PC titles and creating its own roster of content for Sony’s suite of systems for some time now. In fact, so prolific has the...

Video: New Toys Assemble for Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on PS4

New Toys Assemble for Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on PS4

Comic book cash sink

The game-cross-toy genre is still alive and kicking, with the bigwigs at the House of Mouse announcing Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 earlier today. A sequel to last year’s Skylanders-inspired playbox, the title will focus on the various icons from its wholly owned comic book...

Feature: Eight Promising PS4, PS3, and Vita RPGs in 2014

Eight Promising PS4, PS3, and Vita RPGs in 2014

Grind out the hype

Despite being a genre that's certainly had its ups and downs, role-playing games remain a cornerstone of gaming. While traditional RPGs are few and far between outside of independent attempts, traits and mechanics that the genre introduced have steadily bled into vastly different types of releases. From shooters to sports...

Push Rewind: Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Uncharted PS4, and Firmware Updates

Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Uncharted PS4, and Firmware Updates

Hello kitty you're so pretty

This wasn’t exactly the most eventful week on Planet PlayStation, with the industry all but shutting up shop ahead of E3 in June. Nevertheless, there were some big developments pertaining to Uncharted PS4, with the departure of yet more Naughty Dog staff. Sony also dated the PlayStation 4’s latest firmware update,...

Feature: Six of Our Best Photos in inFAMOUS: Second Son on PS4

Six of Our Best Photos in inFAMOUS: Second Son on PS4

Instablam

While plenty of developers try to trick consumers with less than authentic screenshots, first-party outfit Sucker Punch has been pretty upfront about its superhero sequel since it was announced last year. Indeed, inFAMOUS: Second Son is arguably the best looking game available on the PlayStation 4 right now, and having sampled the slew...

Feature: Kickstarter Monthly Round Up - Issue One

Kickstarter Monthly Round Up - Issue One

Take my money

Crowdfunding website Kickstarter is almost certainly the only location where your laundry simulation game will make you an overnight millionaire. However, with the money lending destination’s games section looking a lot like an ant’s nest of console, computer, and mobile ventures, it can be difficult to discover new projects...