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Talking Point: What Are Your Hopes and Fears for PS4 and Vita at Gamescom 2014?

What Are Your Hopes and Fears for PS4 and Vita at Gamescom 2014?

Panic presentations

Every convention comes with a combination of excitement and trepidation. Sony’s always had a decent presence at Gamescom, so we’re expecting nothing less this year – but with the event being livestreamed all around the world, there’s always the worry that it could drop a Powers-esque press conference clanger and let...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 33

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 33

Quick and dirty

Gamescom 2014 is right around the corner, which means that the Push Square team is enjoying one last weekend of freedom before the madness begins. And what better way to unwind than with a spot of gaming respite? As is now tradition, we’ve rounded up a handful of staff writers in order to outline what’s going to be keeping us...

Feature: What Went Wrong with PlayStation Mobile?

What Went Wrong with PlayStation Mobile?

Totally immobile

Sony’s smartphone strategy seemed so, well, smart a few years ago. While the PlayStation Vita was flagging, the format holder appeared to have a long-term plan in PlayStation Mobile – a compartmentalised plaza offering semi-curated content on PlayStation-certified platforms. The idea was to step away from the poor quality...

Furniture Review: Sitting Comfortably on a Sumo Gamer Bean Bag

Sitting Comfortably on a Sumo Gamer Bean Bag

Full of beans

Sumo Lounge – purveyors of some extremely large bean bags – has a product specifically geared towards gamers. The imaginatively titled Sumo Gamer promises to provide a seriously comfortable place to rest your posterior while playing your favourite video games, and we’ve recently been given the opportunity to see if it makes...

Out This Week: Road Not Taken, The Swapper, Metrico

Road Not Taken, The Swapper, Metrico

Clone wars

The best thing about this week’s roster of new PlayStation releases is that you’ll be playing a couple of them for free. Sony’s been especially good at marrying its Instant Game Collection updates to new arrivals of late, meaning that even if you hadn’t intended to follow the Road Not Taken or splash your cash on Metrico,...

Feature: Why You Should Try The Last of Us Remastered's Multiplayer Mode on PS4

Why You Should Try The Last of Us Remastered's Multiplayer Mode on PS4

Endure and survive

Naughty Dog’s not half bad at multiplayer modes. When it was announced that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves would be entering the competitive arena, there was outrage among fans of the original outing – after all, this was a series that prided itself on its plot rather than its gunplay. However, the title’s acrobatic action...

Push Rewind: The Last of Us Remastered, PS Plus Freebies, and Destiny Concerns

The Last of Us Remastered, PS Plus Freebies, and Destiny Concerns

Groove jet

Summer’s ordinarily slow in the gaming industry, but the pounding in this editor’s head suggests that another convention is lurking. We’re right about a week away from German show GamesCom, which means that everything’s kicking off in the PlayStation Nation right now. And that includes several high-profile releases, spanning The...

Guide: The Last of Us Remastered PS4 Trophy Guide & Road Map

The Last of Us Remastered PS4 Trophy Guide & Road Map

It can't be for nothing

Living through the apocalypse is not easy, so you didn’t think that Naughty Dog was going to give you a cushy ride with The Last of Us Remastered’s Trophy list, did you? This re-release of last year’s PlayStation 3 hit provides the same Platinum path as its predecessor, meaning that those of you who’ve already...

Soapbox: Why Destiny Still Has a Lot to Prove to Me

Why Destiny Still Has a Lot to Prove to Me

Sammy Barker takes Bungie's latest to task

I hate being the jaded gamer. Ever since Push Square’s inception, it’s always been my mandate to celebrate the industry from a perspective of positivity rather than cynicism. That negativity seeps into every facet of the medium these days; whether it's obsessing over resolutions and framerates or...

Feature: The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Seven: One Last Beta Adventure on the Moon

The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Seven: One Last Beta Adventure on the Moon

We'll meet again

What a wild ride the Destiny beta has been. For a long time, Bungie's latest was the 'next big thing' that we knew next to nothing about; a couple of E3 appearances, some concept art here and there, and a single slice of gameplay footage to gawk at – it was only these things that gave us the slightest hint of what the game...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 32

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 32

Sticks and stones

Introducing bi-weekly editions of ‘What Are You Playing This Weekend’ is a bit like doing daily chores: no matter how hard you try to shake it up, there’s only one effective way of getting the job done. So, as usual, this unnecessary pre-amble is here to inform you that, yes, we’ve once again collated as many Push Square...

Feature: Until Dawn's PS4 Re-Reveal Looms, Here's Everything We Know

Until Dawn's PS4 Re-Reveal Looms, Here's Everything We Know

Player beware

As a member of the microscopic group that earnestly enjoyed their time with the ill-fated PlayStation Move peripheral, this editor was extremely excited for Until Dawn when it was announced at GamesCom 2012 a couple of years ago. Previous titles like Sports Champions and Tumble had proven that Sony’s motion controller was at its...

Feature: The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Six: Tackling the Strike's Co-Op Difficulty Spike

The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Six: Tackling the Strike's Co-Op Difficulty Spike

Got your back

All the way back in the hazy days of the Destiny alpha, complaints about the download's co-op based Strike mission were rife. Many argued that it was too hard compared to the other co-op activities, while others simply put forward the opinion that the big boss enemies of this hectic challenge were far too beefy, and that their total...

Feature: We're All Going on a Sony Summer Holiday

We're All Going on a Sony Summer Holiday

Fun in the sun

Cancel your cheeky week in Barbados or Benidorm, because Push Square Sabbaticals are taking you on an all-inclusive tour of the sunniest resorts in Sony land. During your ten day stay on Planet PlayStation, you’ll visit the most tantalising tourist spots that gaming has to offer, each lovingly laying out idyllic views,...

Feature: The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Five: Wasting Inordinate Amounts of Time at the Tower

The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Five: Wasting Inordinate Amounts of Time at the Tower

The good life

When you really stop and think about it, Destiny's hub location dubbed the Tower is a beautiful thing. In a game where essentially all you do is shoot things in the head, the Tower provides a resting place where you can enjoy some downtime between stints of slaughter. You can introduce yourself to other players, buy new equipment,...

Who Would Win Wednesdays: Destiny Special

Destiny Special

Overpowered, nerf

If you haven't already noticed, Push Square has been going Destiny mad over the past week or so. We've been keeping a diary for each day of our exploits in the beta, but we thought that we'd try something a little different with today's traditional Who Would Win Wednesdays. A feature that's usually reserved for