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Feature: What's New in PS4 Firmware Update 2.50?

What's New in PS4 Firmware Update 2.50?

Yukimura's looking yummy

There's one thing that you should know about running a PlayStation website: you never, ever get a rest. After a long, hard day at the office – moving into the 14th hour now – this author was looking forward to some sleep, but alas, the platform holder has confirmed firmware update v2.50. There's, er, no rest for the...

Feature: What Went Wrong with PlayStation Mobile?

What Went Wrong with PlayStation Mobile?

Totally immobile

Republished on Wednesday, 11th March 2015: Following the news that Sony's shutting down PlayStation Mobile fully, we've decided to bring this article back out of the archives. The original text follows. Originally published on Wednesday, 6th August 2014: Sony's smartphone strategy seemed so, well, smart a few years ago. While the...

Round Up: Hotline Miami 2 Reviews Dial the Right Number

Hotline Miami 2 Reviews Dial the Right Number

Number games

Dennaton Games' flashy Hotline Miami sequel may bear the subtitle Wrong Number, but there's clearly nothing wrong with the follow-up's review scores. Indeed, while March is packed to the brim with blockbusters, it's the indie titles that are taking all of the plaudits, as the murder-'em-up attracts a bevy of big scores. We've been put...

Video: Watch As We Recap February 2015's Best PS4, PS3, and Vita Games

Watch As We Recap February 2015's Best PS4, PS3, and Vita Games

Dark days

February 2015 may have been quite literally the worst month in PlayStation history, but that's not stopped us from pumping out another recap video. Watch on as we crown Dragon Ball XenoVerse, and also break a bit of bad news to Sir Galahad and crew. He didn't take it particularly well, we're afraid to say. Oh well, remember to push that...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 59

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 59

Sod's law

And we're back with another edition of WAYP. It's a short and sweet entry this time (it's been one helluva week), but sometimes the best things come in small packages – at least, that's what this author is always telling himself. With the weekend here, you may be pondering whether to go outside – shopping, travelling, hiking, etc...

Talking Point: Is This the End for the PlayStation 3?

Is This the End for the PlayStation 3?

This isn't living

In just over eight months' time, the PlayStation 3 will turn nine. Sony's always made a point of stressing that it will support its home consoles for at least ten years apiece, and it's not going to break that promise with its previous generation behemoth. But with publishers starting to focus solely on new formats like the...

Round Up: Zombie Army Trilogy PS4 Reviews Rise from Their Grave

Zombie Army Trilogy PS4 Reviews Rise from Their Grave

You did Nazi this one coming

There are games like Journey and The Last of Us, which attempt to challenge us emotionally – but sometimes you just want to embed bullets in rotten flesh. Zombie Army Trilogy, a PlayStation 4 compilation of Rebellion's undead-'em-up, has shuffled onto Sony's next-gen system this week, and promises to make the hunt...

Game of the Month: February 2015

February 2015

Stupid game names, robots, Goku, and pottery

February's always an interesting month. We begin to see titles trickling through into the market, signalling the start of the inevitable spring rush that's on its way – either that, or these games are just desperate to avoid being crushed by the encroaching onslaught. Regardless of their reasons for...

Reaction: Project Morpheus Seems Impressive, But Also a Hard Sell

Project Morpheus Seems Impressive, But Also a Hard Sell

Hot and cold

After a year of token statements without much substance, we suppose that it made sense for Sony to return to the scene of its virtual reality reveal with new information about Project Morpheus. Speaking as part of a private press conference at the Game Developers Conference this week, the Japanese giant announced that its ambitious...

Feature: What Project Morpheus Games Has Sony Brought to GDC 2015?

What Project Morpheus Games Has Sony Brought to GDC 2015?

That future feeling

Sony brought an updated Project Morpheus to the Game Developers Conference this week, and it sounds like a vast improvement. In addition to a new OLED screen – of which is larger, clearer, and more responsive than ever before – the overhauled headset's also packing a trio of additional lights, ensuring enhanced positional...

Guide: Helldivers PS4, PS3, PlayStation Vita Hints and Tips for Killing Alien Scum

Helldivers PS4, PS3, PlayStation Vita Hints and Tips for Killing Alien Scum

Just dropping in

As we wrote in our review, Helldivers is a great downloadable game. Taking the fight to aliens across a multitude of different planets, there's little more satisfying than taking chunks out of big beasties with a barrage of bullets. Sadly, not everyone can adapt to the life of a Helldiver so easily. Starting out can be tough, even...

Push Rewind: Dragon Ball XenoVerse, March PlayStation Plus Delays, Spring Fever

Dragon Ball XenoVerse, March PlayStation Plus Delays, Spring Fever

On fire

And so an absolutely enormous week on Push Square comes to a close. There were tons of highlights this time, but Dragon Ball XenoVerse and the ongoing PlayStation Plus saga have to come out on top. For those out of the loop on the latter story, Sony's still yet to announce March's big Instant Game Collection update – despite the new...

These Are the Players: A Conversation with YouTube Game Reviewer Caddicarus

A Conversation with YouTube Game Reviewer Caddicarus

Caddick addict

Here at Push Square Towers, we're constantly blithering on about the most famous game developers and designers, but there's always been a hole in our coverage: the players. We're talking about the fans – the people that love the brand as much as we do. Ultimately, we're referring to folk just like you. In this new series, we'll be...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 58

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 58

A big one

And so marks the end of another long week. With the weather looking dismal – certainly in our neck of the woods, at least – video games seem like the perfect antidote for your winter blues. The big question is: what will you be playing this time around? Fortunately, we have a column designed to get to the bottom of just that. Sammy...

Guide: Dragon Ball XenoVerse PS4, PS3 Tips for Being a Better Brawler

Dragon Ball XenoVerse PS4, PS3 Tips for Being a Better Brawler

No anti-gravity training required

It can be tough being a Dragon Ball fan, can't it? Not every licensed game's good enough to scratch that insatiable itch for Akira Toriyama's action packed creation, but thankfully, while not perfect, Dragon Ball XenoVerse is actually pretty great. As such, we're sure that many of you have already rushed out and...

Interview: We Talk Tactics with the Producer of Dynasty Warriors

We Talk Tactics with the Producer of Dynasty Warriors

Cultural differences, future crossovers, and the Western fanbase

Dynasty Warriors is one of those franchises that has an incredibly loyal Western fanbase, but will likely never replicate the success it enjoys in its native Japan overseas. As such, it's not often that we hear from the people behind the long running hack-and-slash series, but we've...

Feature: What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Breath of Fire IV?

What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Breath of Fire IV?

Split personality

Another PSone game that was released around the same time that the PlayStation 2 hit store shelves, Breath of Fire IV got a little lost among the initial transition. And that's a real shame, because we reckon that Capcom's final numbered Breath of Fire title is right up there with the best role-playing games on Sony's first...

First Impressions: Is Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Rotten or Ripe on PS4?

Is Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Rotten or Ripe on PS4?

Claire's accessories

Resident Evil: Revelations faced a tough test when we reviewed it on the PlayStation 3 a couple of years ago. At the time of its release in May 2013, this author had already played a meaty chunk of The Last of Us, and Jill Valentine's oceanic romp failed to really live up. In hindsight, it was perhaps a little unfair to expect...