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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 109

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 109

Growing pains

And thus marks the end to a clumsy week, where your humble host has messed up his elbow and pulled a muscle in his neck. The weekend brings the promise of rest and relaxation – or at least it would if we didn't have a handful of previews to write ahead of their embargo lifting next week. FML. Sammy Barker, Editor: I've barely...

Podcast: Episode 2 - The Return

Episode 2 - The Return

Guess who's back?

So, a little over a week ago, Ben Potter and myself posted the very first Push Square Podcast, which you can listen to here if you haven't already. You guys seemed to like it and the feedback received has been fantastically positive, for which we're incredibly grateful. Mushy stuff aside, the podcast has been formally g

Poll: How Much Will PlayStation VR Cost?

How Much Will PlayStation VR Cost?

Predict the financial damage

Yes, we're recycling an old topic – but it does feel like the right moment to revisit the PlayStation VR pricing saga. Sony's announced that it will be holding a press event during the Game Developers Conference next week, and it's likely to contain pricing and release date details on its wow-inducing wearable...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 108

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 108

The big question

A week of experimentation concludes with something very familiar – it's WAYP time. For those of you who are near – we could probably use a recap every over 100 issues – this is the article where we all come together to discuss what we're planning to play over the course of the weekend. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let's...

Soapbox: Why Do We Treat Gaming Like a Chore?

Why Do We Treat Gaming Like a Chore?

Work, work, work

I've got to finish it otherwise I'll never clear my backlog. Recognise that? In this instance, 'it' doesn't refer to an important project or a piece of school work – but a game instead. Some of you won't have uttered a sentence like that, but I'd wager that there'll be more of you that have than haven't. The fact is that many of...

Live: By Zeus' Beard! Watch Us Play SMITE on PS4

By Zeus' Beard! Watch Us Play SMITE on PS4

MOBA madness

We're goin' friggin' mental here at the figurative Push Square Towers, rolling out podcasts and video clips shot straight from… Well, Sammy's kitchen. But why stop there? We'll be streaming SMITE gameplay live on our YouTube channel this evening, so check back at 21:00PM UK time to watch him play. Don't worry if you can't catch the...

Hands On: PS4's No Man's Sky Is Gorgeous, Ginormous, and Potentially Great

PS4's No Man's Sky Is Gorgeous, Ginormous, and Potentially Great

Thirty minutes in Hello Games' galaxy

Like all of the best brainiacs, the friendly folks at Hello Games are utterly insane. There's a mad glimmer in studio co-founder Sean Murray's eye as he explains that he's no longer able to see textured terrain in No Man's Sky without the mathematics shaping it. The amiable programmer – appearing endearingly...

Podcast: Episode 1 - The Pilot

Episode 1 - The Pilot

Push Square Podcast is born

You spoke – and we listened. We're very happy to announce the birth of the Push Square Podcast, hosted by our resident duo of Bens. Ben Potter, who you'll certainly recognise from our video section – the basket case responsible for our cracking Game of the Month flicks – and Ben Tarrant, who's been reviewing with...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 107

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 107

Just dance

It's the weekend, which means that it's time to dig out your Little Mix CD and start dancing like it's 2016. Or you could just switch on your PlayStation 4 and sit down with some games, which is what we'll be doing. Everyone's got two left feet here at Push Square Towers, y'see. Sammy Barker, Editor: I can't talk about what I'll be...

Hardware Review: How to Extend Your PS4 Controller's Battery Life

How to Extend Your PS4 Controller's Battery Life

Never stop playing

Longevity isn't exactly the DualShock 4's favourite word. Sony's latest controller may be the most comfortable that it's ever made, but if it was on a Duracell commercial, it would be one of those knock-off bunnies on its haunches staring longingly at the cotton tails of its supercharged counterparts. The PowerPak 1, an...

Book Review: Console Wars - A Sony, Nintendo, and SEGA Love Triangle

Console Wars - A Sony, Nintendo, and SEGA Love Triangle

Serious business

Console wars have a bad name. We're not condoning the craziness that occurs on social media and message boards from time to time, but there's a competitive edge to any industry that can be entertaining when viewed from the inside – and video games are no different. Console Wars, a fly-on-the-wall insight into the skirmish for...

Feature: Happy 4th Birthday, PlayStation Vita

Happy 4th Birthday, PlayStation Vita

Yes, it's still here

Four years ago today, on the 22nd February 2012, Sony bestowed upon the Western world its newest handheld gaming system: the PlayStation Vita. Originally marketed as something of a home console in the palm of your hands, it's safe to say that the sleek little machine hasn't quite lived up to its potential - but for once, we're...