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DLC Review: Is Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn's £24.99 Complete Bundle DLC Worth the Cost?

Is Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn's £24.99 Complete Bundle DLC Worth the Cost?

Heavy metal

Let's start with the obvious: when you've just coughed up around £30 for a game only to find that there's a £24.99 DLC bundle ready and waiting on the PlayStation Store from day one, it's hard not to feel a little robbed. Sure, it's stuff that adds to the core game, but you probably haven't even had the chance to shoot down your...

Book Review: A Composer's Guide to Game Music - Winifred Phillips

A Composer's Guide to Game Music - Winifred Phillips

Calm and composed

Winifred Phillips is one of the best regarded composers in video games today, having contributed to an eclectic roster of titles, including PlayStation favourites such as Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, God of War, and the LittleBigPlanet series. With such vast experience in the medium, the musician has put together a book...

Feature: What the Heck Is a PocketStation?

What the Heck Is a PocketStation?

Lifting the lid on Japan's best PlayStation accessory

Back in the mists of time, when Tamagotchi was still a thing and we were all wondering if SEGA’s Dreamcast was really going to turn things around for the ailing hardware company, Sony took the Sonic the Hedgehog maker's new Visual Memory Unit concept – a portable memory card with a built-in...

Talking Point: Should More Games Emulate PS4 Exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son's Photo Mode?

Should More Games Emulate PS4 Exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son's Photo Mode?

Say cheese

You could never accuse Seattle-based first-party studio Sucker Punch of not listening to its fans. Many berated the first entry in its superhero series inFAMOUS for the obnoxious personality of supporting star Zeke, and so it spent the entirety of the PlayStation 3 title’s sequel trying to redeem the character – a measure which...

Interview: Conducting a Symphony with Video Game Composer Winifred Phillips

Conducting a Symphony with Video Game Composer Winifred Phillips

Sounding off

Sometimes great opportunities just fall into your lap, and that’s exactly what happened to us on this occasion. We recently had the chance to chat to game composer and author Winifred Phillips – whose notable works include Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, God of War, and the LittleBigPlanet series – about her new book, A...

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...