News - August, 2017

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  • News September PlayStation Plus Games Announced

    Five PS4 games included

    Sony's revealed the PlayStation Plus lineup for September, and it's just as yesterday's leak suggested - albeit with one extra title up for grabs.  On PlayStation 4, subscribers are getting access to inFAMOUS: Second Son and Child of Light. Two pretty great picks, but we're left wondering how many people will be left...

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    Review inFAMOUS: Second Son

    Heart-shaped sandbox

    Republished on Wednesday 30th August 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of September's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Sucker Punch’s primary superpower is its ability to craft compelling connections through the controller. inFAMOUS: Second Son...

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    Review Everybody's Golf

    Fore play

    Few franchises last as long as Everybody’s Golf, but it’s celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The arcade sports series has been a staple on every single PlayStation platform to date, and its latest edition is by far its most ambitious yet. But after a protracted production cycle, has veteran developer Clap-Hanz managed to sink...

Wednesday30th Aug 2017

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    Review Child of Light

    Painted paradise

    Republished on Wednesday 30th August 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of September's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Child of Light, a new two-dimensional role-playing game from Ubisoft, is best described using the titles that it was so...

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    Review RIGS: Mechanized Combat League

    Big RIGS

    Republished on Wednesday 30th August 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of September's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. It's got all of the ingredients needed for a title charge, but RIGS: Mechanized Combat League never quite escapes the doldrums of a...

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    Review Strike Vector EX

    Ghost Rider, this is Strike (Vector EX)

    Republished on Wednesday 30th August 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of September's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. If you feel the need, the need for speed – and by speed we mean high octane dog-fighting combat in...

  • News How Much Better Does Dragon's Dogma Look on PS4?

    Hot stuff?

    So, what does the PlayStation 4 remaster of Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen look like? Go back to the PlayStation 3 original these days and honestly, it hasn't held up all that well. It's still got an attractive dark fantasy art style and some neat environmental design, but graphically, it's definitely lost its once decent sheen...

  • Feature The Promising PS4 Games of September 2017

    Another big one

    Now that we're a decent way into the second half of 2017, we find ourselves cautiously looking towards the holiday rush. But before we get into the big three of October, November, and December, we first have to stop and admire the promising games of September. As with August, there's a lot to choose from next month, as evidenced by...

  • Guide September 2017 PS4 Release Dates

    Every game on the way

    What games are releasing on the PlayStation 4 in September 2017? Well, we’re in the thick of the holiday build-up now, and sports games are pretty much the order of the day. But beyond FIFA 18 et al, there are some big hitters dropping this month – including a little title called Destiny 2. It’ll be accompanied by mash-up...

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  • Rumour September's PlayStation Plus Lineup May Be Amazing Again

    Partial lineup leaked?

    Part of September’s big PlayStation Plus update has leaked – and it’s looking like another killer month for Sony’s subscription service. An errant Facebook advert has hinted that the headliners on the PlayStation 4 may be open world superhero sequel inFAMOUS: Second Son and whimsical role-playing release Child of L

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    Review Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition

    Pillar talk

    In traditional role-playing game fashion, you begin Pillars of Eternity by creating a character and assigning them a class, and then seconds later your avatar is caught in some sort of dastardly plot that leaves him or her with a magical new power. In this case, you're a Watcher - somebody able to communicate with souls, both living and...

  • News Sony Schedules One More 2017 PlayStation Press Conference

    Tokyo Game Show pre-show is go

    Back at E3 2017 when some expressed disappointment at the lack of new PlayStation 4 game reveals during Sony’s press conference, we did point out that the platform holder tends to hold multiple briefings towards the tail end of the year. And it’s just announced that, in addition to Paris Games Week and PlayStation...

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    Review Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

    We’re going on an adventure

    Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is the follow up to Ys: Memories of Celceta. It’s an action RPG which at its heart is all about adventuring and exploration. Ys is a long-running series that has been around since the 80s, but you don’t need to be familiar with any of the previous games to understand what’s...

  • News Here's the Kind of Creation Club DLC You Can Expect for Fallout 4 and Skyrim

    PC beta goes live

    Bethesda's Creation Club program has entered its beta phase on PC, giving us a glimpse of what we can expect once it hits the PlayStation 4 versions of Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. For those out of the loop, the Creation Club was revealed during the publisher's E3 2017 press conference, and it basically allows...

  • News Until Dawn Prequel The Inpatient Arrives on 21st November

    Hell on Earth

    Prepare your straitjacket and PlayStation VR headset, as you’re about to be transported to a 1950s mental health asylum in The Inpatient on the PlayStation 4. Set to release on 21st November in North America and 22nd November in Europe, the Until Dawn prequel sees you assume the role of a patient with no prior knowledge of how he was...

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    Review Warriors All-Stars

    Seeing stars

    A crazy crossover title that features characters from a bunch of different Koei Tecmo properties, Warriors All-Stars certainly feels like an attempt at celebrating the publisher's many years of success. Unfortunately, as a traditional hack and slash Warriors title, the game just isn't that great. The PlayStation 4 has been blessed with...

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    Review Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder

    Boulder dash

    Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder is one of those games that, on paper, sounds like it shouldn’t work. A sequel to 2011’s Rock of Ages on PlayStation 3, this title is a blend of tower defence and physics-based racing/platforming, all under an aesthetic that immediately brings to mind Terry Gilliam’s Monty Python animations. If...

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    Review Rabi-Ribi

    She's not a bad rabbit, she's just drawn that way

    You know that dream you have where you’re a bunny rabbit who mysteriously gets turned into a cute human girl? Eh? Oh, just us then? But imagine the fun you could have as a literal bunny girl with kick ass battle powers. Yeah, that’s Rabi-Ribi. Packing one of the strangest plots to have hit the...

  • News Try Out Knack 2 with Free PS4 Demo Today

    Knack's back, baby

    Knack 2 has secured a sneaky PlayStation 4 demo ahead of its 5th September release. Already available on the European PlayStation Store – and presumably set to follow on American storefronts when they update later today – the taster takes you through the title’s Monastery level, which is a bit of a tutorial as we understand...

  • News You Can Give Action RPG Ys VIII a Try with Free PS4 Demo

    Adol mind if I do

    Head over to the PlayStation Store right now and you can download a playable demo for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. The hectic action role-playing game scored an 8/10 in our review, so we reckon you should definitely give it a fair shot. The demo weighs in at around 800MB, and for some reason, it's misspelled on the PlayStation...

  • Site News Join the Official Push Square Destiny 2 Clan on PS4

    Greetings, Guardian

    If you're anything like us, then you're pretty excited to get stuck into Destiny 2 once it launches on the 6th September. But before you dive straight into Bungie's sci-fi sequel, there's one question we need to ask: would you like to join our official Push Square clan? Clans will supposedly play a bigger role in...

  • News Bravo Team Is Oscar Mike to PlayStation VR on 5th December

    Call of duty

    PlayStation VR co-op shooter Bravo Team will take down tangos from 5th December in North America and 6th December in Europe, with full PlayStation VR Aim Controller support. The shooter – developed by Until Dawn maker Supermassive Games – whisks you away to a fictional Eastern European city, where you’ll need your wits about you...

  • News Don't Actually Know What Destiny 2 Is? This Overview Trailer Has You Covered

    Just in case

    If you somehow don't know the first thing about Destiny 2 -- despite it being a dominating force across gaming media since it was officially revealed earlier in the year -- then you're in luck. Bungie's pumped out an overview trailer for the game, which covers just about everything that a clueless onlooker needs to know.  Of...

Monday28th Aug 2017

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    Review Yakuza: Kiwami

    Not so extreme

    Coming off the back of the fantastic Yakuza 0 – which launched earlier in the year – Yakuza: Kiwami feels too much like a quick and dirty story expansion. Being the massive Yakuza fanboys that we are, that realisation has a definite sting to it, but we find it a difficult observation to deny. Kiwami still offers up hours of good,...

  • Soapbox Uncharted: The Lost Legacy's Western Ghats Chapter Is One of the Series' Best

    Liam's raving about the open world

    The jeep trekking sections of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End made up some of my favourite moments from our 2016 Game of the Year. It was Naughty Dog’s first foray into building an open world environment for a Nathan Drake adventure, and for its initial effort, the developer was incredibly successful. Madagascar...

  • News God of War PS4 Will Be the Most Brutal Entry Yet

    Ouch

    Sony’s upcoming God of War soft-reboot will be the “most brutal” entry yet, PlayStation marketing bigwig Asad Qizilbash said at the GameStop Expo this weekend. That’d be some feat, seeing as God of War III saw you literally rip Helios’ head off – and also stick your thumbs in Poseidon’s eyes. How do you even top that? In addition...

  • UK Sales Charts Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Is the Sixth PS4 Exclusive to Top in 2017

    A good year

    There’s no question the PlayStation 4 has been absolutely on fire this year, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is the console’s sixth exclusive to top the charts in 2017. Pub quiz time: can you name the other five? While it always seemed likely that Chloe and Nadine would take the crown, there was competition this time from fellow new...

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  • News Yakuza Online Kickstarts Post-Kazuma Kiryu Storyline

    Starting over

    While we’ll need to wait for Yakuza 6: The Song of Life before we can officially deem Kazuma Kiryu’s story done and dusted, Japan already knows what becomes of the Dragon of Dojima. It brings an interesting challenge for Yakuza Studio, as the series is a consistent performer in Japan and is more popular than ever in the West, so it...

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  • News Knack 2 Continues to Look Legitimately Awesome

    Got the Knack

    This is not a joke: Knack 2 looks really fun. It’s no surprise, of course, as we said a similar thing at E3 2017 – but given the meme status of the original, it’s worth reminding everyone that the sequel looks like a monumental improvement. Don’t get us wrong, it’s not going to win any Game of the Year awards – but the...

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  • Video Here's How Jak & Daxter Scrubs Up on PS4

    The precursor legacy

    Throwback platformers are enjoying something of a renaissance in 2017, but outside of a certain plumber scheduled to arrive imminently on the Nintendo Switch, you may be hard pressed to find a better collectathon than Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy on any console this year. Sure, Yooka-Laylee was all new – but you’d...

Tuesday22nd Aug 2017

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    Review Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

    Bolly good

    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is like a Greatest Hits album: short on surprises but a blast from start to finish. Naughty Dog’s greatest challenge with this standalone story was proving that its adventuring universe can survive without its wise-cracking protagonist – and it’s passed the test with flying colours. For as much joy as...

  • Gamescom 2017 Sony Looking to Market PS4 to a New Audience

    "The core gamer audience is bought in"

    Sony wants the PlayStation 4 to appeal to a wider audience now that it’s successfully sold 60 million units. Talking about its new PlayLink line – where the games are controlled using a smartphone rather than a more traditional DualShock 4 – bigwig Jim Ryan believes that appealing to a new market outside...

  • Poll Should Sony Allow EA Access on PS4?

    Changing minds

    Back in 2014 when EA Access was announced, Sony said that it didn’t think the service represented value for money. An annual subscription like PlayStation Plus, the optional membership includes admission to a vault of games which can be downloaded and played as part of a subscription, and also unlocks early access to new rel

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    Review White Day: A Labyrinth Named School

    Whispering corridors

    In 2001, a little-known game called White Day: A Labyrinth Named School released to a Korean-only audience, and amongst those who played it, many considered the title to be one of the scariest games of all time. 16 years later, this slice of Korean horror has finally made its way to western shores thanks to an English...

  • Gamescom 2017 Dragon Ball FighterZ Collector's Edition Comes with a Goku Statue, Obvs

    It's got that cool 2D effect

    Dragon Ball FighterZ will be getting its very own collector's edition, aptly named the CollectorZ Edition. Should have seen that one coming, to be totally honest. It'll contain the game, three art boards - which we assume means three physical pictures - a steelbook case, and, of course, a Goku statue. Said...

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    Review Undertale

    All you need is LOVE

    Loved by PC gamers since its launch in 2015, now the unique and eccentric Undertale has arrived on the PlayStation 4 and Vita, bringing a whole new world to console adventurers everywhere. Packed with charmingly weird and wonderful characters who interact with you in constantly unexpected and interesting ways, every encounter...

  • Gamescom 2017 Final Fantasy XV Gets Chapter Select and Bestiary in August PS4 Update

    It never ends

    Another Final Fantasy XV update is upon us, this time bringing a couple of handy additions to the game. First up, it's getting a chapter select option, which means that you'll be able to replay your favourite parts of the release without having to play through the entire adventure again. On top of that, the August update will add a...

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    Review Thimbleweed Park

    Adventure time

    Ron Gilbert will always have a place in the gaming history books, mainly as a result of his services to the adventure game genre. Having played a key part in classics such as The Secret of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion – to name but a few – the man himself hasn’t taken the lead in producing a straight up point-and-click...

  • Gamescom 2017 PlayStation VR's Going Really Well, Says Sony

    Sony bullish on headset's success

    It’s been a big few months for PlayStation VR with the release of acclaimed games like Farpoint, SUPERHOT VR, and Tiny Trax – all of which have scored highly here at Push Square. And pushed for an update on the peripheral, outspoken Sony bigwig Jim Ryan has noted that the device is “going really well” –...

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    Review ChromaGun

    Paint by numbers

    On paper, it’s obvious what ChromaGun will be compared to. A first-person puzzler set inside the white walls of a laboratory with an unfinished weapon that needs testing out? “That’s Portal!” we hear you scream. And if you were to look at it that simply, then indeed it is – but that would take away from everything...

  • Gamescom 2017 Naruto: Shinobi Striker Details Multiplayer, Co-Op, Character Creation

    New trailer's got it all

    Bandai Namco has released what is easily the most informative Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker trailer yet. The video goes over four-on-four multiplayer modes, co-op, side missions, and even the recently revealed character creation component. The latter seems to go reasonably deep. Shinobi Striker doesn't have a...

  • Store Update 22nd August 2017 (Europe)

    Legacy edition

    As has become customary now, it’s another enormous week on the European PlayStation Store, with Uncharted: The Lost Legacy perhaps being the biggest highlight. But look, it’s not the only game worth paying attention to: Jak & Daxter is finally launching as a PS2 Classic, while the likes of Madden NFL 18 and F1 2017 are sure to...

  • Gamescom 2017 Goodness Gracious! Gran Turismo Sport Looks Stunning at Night

    Trip the light fantastic

    Sony may not be going crazy at Gamescom 2017, but the show’s in Germany so it seems like the ideal venue to showcase Gran Turismo Sport. And in addition to the game’s Limited Edition PlayStation 4 bundle, the platform holder’s also dropped this footage of the Nurburgring at night. Now, we all know that

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  • News PlayStation EU Teaser for 'Something New' Has Got People Talking

    Seems hardware related

    PlayStation Europe's official Twitter account has just teased "something new" complete with a ten second video clip. Said clip shows a red sheet covering some sort of object, which, going by the shape alone, must be hardware related. As you'd expect, the tweet has already stimulated a lot of speculation. Some are whispering...

  • Guide Everything You Need to Know About Gamescom 2017

    Press conference times and what to expect

    German convention Gamescom used to be a big deal for PlayStation, and it still is if you’re planning on attending the convention in Cologne – but for everything outside of the show floor, it’s been a quiet week for Sony over the past few years. It’s looking like that’s going to remain true in 2017,...

  • Gamescom 2017 Fear Effect Reinvented Brings a PlayStation Classic to PS4

    Putting the ass in assassin

    You didn’t expect this, did you? Fear Effect Reinvented, a remake of the PSone action adventure, is coming to the PlayStation 4 in 2018. Many of you will remember the original 32-bit release being one of the first to employ cel-shaded visuals – plus it had that sequel with the, er, questionable marketing campaign...

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    Review Observer

    Either a benefit or a hazard

    Bloober Team is a fascinating developer. The Polish outfit has released a couple of games this generation: its first, Basement Crawl, was so poorly received that it had to be remade, and was reborn as Brawl. Its follow-up to this was Layers of Fear, a Victorian-themed horror title about painting, and it remains one of...

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    Review Nidhogg 2

    Nid I say more

    Nidhogg 2 is the very definition of an iterative sequel, in that it makes no changes to the core mechanics of its predecessor. You and a single opponent attempt to run towards opposite ends of a large 2D arena in order to be eaten by the giant cosmic worm known as the Nidhogg. It's probably going to take until Nidhogg 15 for us to...

  • News Monkey King: Hero Is Back Will Launch Exclusively on PS4 in the West

    Monkey business

    Monkey King: Hero Is Back – the curious collaboration between Sony, Hexa Drive, and October Media – will launch as a PlayStation 4 exclusive in the West as well as Asia, distributor Oasis Games has announced. Billed as the first Chinese AAA title, the release was revealed during the platform holder’s ChinaJoy 2017 press...

  • News PS4's Latest European Commercial Goes After Kids

    Play time

    This is interesting: a PlayStation 4 commercial targeted squarely at kids. Sony’s spent the past few years marketing the machine mostly at adults and core gamers, but it has hinted in recent interviews that it wants to widen the reach of the console as it pursues that all-important 100 million units milestone, and this is an example of...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 182

    Short but sweet

    It’s a brief WAYP this week as holidays take precedence at Push Square Towers. That means the emphasis is on you lovely lot to fill our comments section with as much content as you possibly can. So, what are you playing this weekend? Sammy Barker, Editor: I'm just hopping between several games at the moment as I wait for...

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  • News July 2017 NPD: Nintendo Switch Stops PS4 Party

    But systems were apparently neck and neck

    Nintendo managed to put enough Switch stock on American shelves to halt the PlayStation 4’s mini-winning streak, but both systems did well by all accounts. Leaked numbers put the platforms neck and neck, and Sony’s console is actually up year-over-year, which is a surprise. Considering that the device is...

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    Review Sudden Strike 4

    Dad's Barmy

    Sudden Strike 4 is a real-time strategy game set in World War II featuring three separate campaigns – one for the Allies, the Germans, and the Soviet Union – based on real battles. There’s over twenty missions in total, and these are presented to the player without any political pandering or moral high-grounds. World War...

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    Review Matterfall

    Zero-G Suit Samus

    In a weird kind of way, Matterfall is what Mighty No. 9 was supposed to be. Artistically, the Housemarque developed side-scroller couldn’t be different to Keiji Inafune’s cartoon Kickstarter, but the gameplay – which is designed around a dash mechanic, just like Mega Man’s ill-fated spiritual successor – has many...

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  • News Big PS4 Reveals Planned at Sony's Paris Games Week Press Conference

    Sony lines up European showcase

    Sony will hold a European press conference this year, as it’s revealed that it’ll be broadcasting live from the French capital as it holds its second ever Paris Games Week media briefing. The company skipped on a showcase in its most popular territory last year, favouring E3 and PlayStation Experience. We already...

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    Review Sonic Mania

    To be this good takes AGES

    It still amazes us that SEGA would entrust its most famous creation to a group of fans. Should a team of enthusiasts really meddle with one of gaming’s greatest icons? It seems preposterous that anybody but the publisher itself should be allowed to develop the next Sonic the Hedgehog title. However, in this case, it...

  • News PlayStation Plus Members Can Save on Subscriptions Before Price Increase

    15 months for the price of 12 months in Europe

    PlayStation Plus’ price is rising sharply in Europe on 31st August, but Sony’s offered a peace offering in the form of 15 months membership for the price of 12 months. Starting today until 29th August on the European PlayStation Store, you’ll be able to pay £39.99 for a full 15 months of...

Tuesday15th Aug 2017

  • Store Update 15th August 2017 (Europe)

    Here we go again

    In a year that’s been pretty stellar for the PlayStation 4, this may just be the best PlayStation Store update of them all. There’s so many highlights here we’re going to do away with drawn-out pre-ambles and get straight to the point: Sonic Mania is ace; Undertale is a cult hit; Cities: Skylines is acclaimed on other...

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  • News Funko Announces Horizon: Zero Dawn Pop! Figurines

    Vinyl fantasy

    Any franchise with a modicum of mainstream success is guaranteed its own line of bulbous Funko figurines, and Horizon: Zero Dawn is the latest property to get the Pop! vinyl treatment. Naturally, red-headed protagonist Aloy is one of the characters you’ll be able to buy, but she’s joined by that most memorable of companions, Erend...

Sunday13th Aug 2017

  • News Sony's Cancelled PS4 Exclusive About Garden Gnomes Sounded Great

    Oh gnome

    Remember when Sony trademarked Gnomageddon? In addition to groans at the godawful pun, the registration piqued interest: what was the game and who was making it? Well, a pretty in-depth expose from Did You Know Gaming has revealed that the title was in production at Sony San Diego alongside free-to-play MOBA title Kill Strain. We use the...

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  • News Huge No Man's Sky PS4 Patch 1.3 Does Add Multiplayer, Kind Of

    Technically, at least

    Hello Games has released the patch notes for No Man's Sky update 1.3, and they include a couple of surprises. As previously reported, the patch adds new story content and portals which allow you fast travel between locations. On top of all that, though, 1.3 actually adds a form of multiplayer. Kind of. The developer...

  • Soapbox Why Is Sound So Underappreciated in Games?

    Sammy wants you to open your ears

    It’s always about the graphics, isn’t it? Video games are, by their very nature, a visual medium – and we tend to judge technical progress by the number of polygons or pixels being displayed on screen. We analyse in deep detail the lighting, the resolution – heck, the rise of Digital Foundry means that even...

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    Review Mega Man Legacy Collection 2

    A bit of new, a bit of bold

    When we reviewed the original Mega Man Legacy Collection, we gave the game a favourable score, mentioning that it was an affordable compilation of classic ports that would fill your time ahead of the then-anticipated Mighty No. 9. A lot has changed since then. It’s no secret that Keiji Inafune’s spiritual successor...

  • Poll 1 Year Later, What Are Your Thoughts on No Man's Sky?

    Sky's the limit

    No Man's Sky first launched one year ago yesterday. Or the day before, depending on your region. After years of hype, the sci-fi exploration title was met with a rather lukewarm reception. Reviews were mixed, as was player opinion, but the game did secure a hardcore following. For a while, developer Hello Games went dark, but it...

  • News Upcoming PS4 RPG Battle Chasers: Nightwar Gets a Cool Opening Animation

    Chase this

    Publisher THQ Nordic has uploaded the opening animation for Battle Chasers: Nightwar, and it's worth a watch. The gorgeous looking role-playing game, which is due to release near the start of October, has a diverse cast of playable heroes, and they all have their part to play in this intro movie. Has any one warrior in particular caught...

  • News Here's Sonic Mania's Bad Ass Opening Animation

    SoGood.gif

    When this author was a nipper he used to regularly boot up Sonic CD (the European version!) in order to watch its ridiculous intro movie. If you try, you can do anythinnng! Anyway, as you’d expect, Sonic Mania has a similar animated intro movie, and after it leaked on the Internet overnight, SEGA decided to upload it in full...

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  • News PS4 Firmware 5.0 Features Leaked Ahead of Beta Testing

    High five?

    Well well well, what do we have here? Eurogamer have got their hands on the release notes for the upcoming PlayStation 4 firmware 5.0, which reveal the various software enhancements that Sony is set to implement. To be brutally honest, though, we're not looking at anything too exciting this time around. For starters, 5.0 will allow you...

Thursday10th Aug 2017

  • News Tales from the Borderlands Didn't Sell Well at All

    One of Telltale's best developed with skeleton crew

    Some top Telltale staffers have cast some light on Tales from the Borderlands – and it’s raised some questions about the culture at the company. Many of you may remember that it took ages for episodes in the critically acclaimed series to deploy, and that’s because after less-than-stellar...

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    Review Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode One: The Enigma

    Riddle me this

    Telltale’s take on Batman lore ended with a bang a little less than a year ago, and The Enemy Within picks up the baton from its predecessor without pumping the brakes. Episode 1: The Enigma once again puts an emphasis on Bruce Wayne, as the Riddler returns to Gotham with his trademark brand of brain-teasing supervillainry in tow...

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  • Store Update 8th August 2017 (Europe)

    Hellblade! Lawbreakers! Batman! The kitchen sink!

    Another week, another big content drop on the European PlayStation Store. Like, frighteningly big. We suppose the highlight this time is Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, but there’s also Lawbreakers, Batman: The Enemy Within, and so much more to pay to attention to. PS4 Games: Hellblade: Senua’s...

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  • News You Won't Be Able to Edit Your Imported Guardians in Destiny 2

    No haircuts allowed

    At the beginning of the month, Bungie migrated existing Destiny accounts over to Destiny 2 in preparation for the sequel's launch in September. Returning players can claim exclusive emblems and import their Guardian, or Guardians, from the first game. However, the developer has stated that it has no plans to allow for the...

  • Feature The Promising PS4 Games of August 2017

    Summer never ends

    Last week, the editorial staff here at Push Square sat down to work out our coverage schedule for August, and as we ran through the month's release dates, we couldn't quite believe our eyes. Usually, August is a relatively quiet summer month with most publishers gearing up for September and beyond. This year, however, August...

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    Review Patapon Remastered

    Pata-pata-pata-pun

    Patapon Remastered shares some of its DNA with two other re-released, obscure Japanese games from Sony. Like PaRappa the Rapper, its gameplay boils down to following the beat of the catchy music, and its cutesy vector art style is similar to LocoRoco. It does plenty to set itself apart, however, with a rhythm/strategy combination...

  • News Classic Dragon Quest Games Coming to PS4 in Japan

    Dragon warrior

    You can already play the original Dragon Quest for free on the PlayStation 4 by beating Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age and casting a spell to redeem it. However, publisher Square Enix will be bringing all three original entries to Sony’s new-gen console this August in Japan – and you’ll be able to purchase them...

  • News Dragon Quest Builders 2 Craftily Revealed for PS4

    Block buster

    We loved the original Dragon Quest Builders here at Push Square, so we’re excited to see a shock sequel announcement. At the Dragon Quest Summer Festival 2017 in Tokyo overnight, Square Enix revealed the next instalment in its Minecraft-inspired build-‘em-up for the PlayStation 4, which will boast all-new features like aquatic...

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  • News Dynasty Warriors 9 Won't Be a PS4 Exclusive in the West

    Koei Tecmo confirms

    Publisher Koei Tecmo has revealed that Dynasty Warriors 9 won't be a PlayStation 4 exclusive here in the West as it'll also be coming to Xbox One and Steam. Not the most exciting of stories for a PlayStation website, but we thought it was worth a mention. Over the last couple of weeks, we've seen the hack and slash title in...

  • News Fist-Bump Step-Douche in Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Gameplay

    Shaka brah

    A big embargo has lifted on Life Is Strange: Before the Storm, meaning that you now need to make a moral decision of your own: do you watch it and potentially spoil some surprises or treat yourself ahead of the title’s 31st August launch? We skimmed through the video and caught a fist-bump bit – it’s nice to know new developer Deck...

  • News QUBE 2 Takes Shape on PS4 in Early 2018

    Be there, be square

    Shapely sci-fi puzzle sequel QUBE 2 will correct its spelling in early 2018 on the PlayStation 4, Brit-based developer Toxic Games has announced. Terrible name, guys – is that the best you could come up with? Really? The follow-up was originally due this summer, but is spending a little more time in shape school. Often...

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  • News Brazilian Ronaldo's Weird Wedge Haircut Will Be in FIFA 18

    Reverse receding hairline

    There are few things that this author remembers as a 13-year-old, but Ronaldo’s ridiculous haircut at the 2002 World Cup is one of them. Even non-football fans will be familiar with the wedge that he waltzed into the tournament sporting – it’s arguably one of the most iconic hairstyles in the sport, along with the...

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