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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...

Live: Watch the Ubisoft E3 2014 Press Conference Right Here

Watch the Ubisoft E3 2014 Press Conference Right Here

Raving rabbids

Two press conferences down, two press conferences to go. With both Microsoft and EA Games already enjoying their time in the spotlight, it’s now Ubisoft’s turn to shine. The French publisher will no doubt have a catalogue of PlayStation 4 titles on display, including Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, and more. And, as always,...

Talking Point: Will Sony Have Enough PS4 Material to Topple Microsoft's Game Heavy Show?

Will Sony Have Enough PS4 Material to Topple Microsoft's Game Heavy Show?

Games, games, games

Microsoft’s heavily hyped E3 media briefing this year was always going to be about redemption for the put upon platform holder. With new gaffer Phil Spencer attempting to turn around the organisation’s image, the press conference was filled with phrases aimed directly at fans. “Thank you” was a statement that seemed...

Live: Watch the EA E3 2014 Press Conference Right Here

Watch the EA E3 2014 Press Conference Right Here

Electronic avenue

How are your hype levels holding up? Good, because we’ve barely even scratched the surface of this year’s E3 convention. With rival platform holder Microsoft done and dusted, it’s now down to third-party publisher EA Games to impress. This year, it’s promising six major reveals, with annual franchises such as FIFA and...

Talking Point: Why the Low Expectations for PS4 at E3 Could Work in Sony's Favour

Why the Low Expectations for PS4 at E3 Could Work in Sony's Favour

Off the rails

Everyone loves an underdog. The plucky pretender that fends off match point against the future Wimbledon champion is always treated to the biggest applause on Centre Court, and the same is true in almost all other walks of sporting life. This mentality appears to extend to the gaming industry, too, with Sony’s troubles with the...

Game of the Month: May 2014 - Transistor

May 2014 - Transistor

Botch dogs

Would you believe us if we told you that our staff vote to determine May's Game of the Month ended in a three-way tie before the final decision was made? For the first time in Push Square history, the race was so close that we had no choice but to determine a winner based on review score, and that's why the rather good looking...