News - December, 2017

Sunday31st Dec 2017

  • Game of the Year 2017 John's Personal Picks

    Fractured but whole

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. We threatened to jot down John...

  • Game of the Year 2017 #2 - Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

    Mega mix

    What makes Uncharted: The Lost Legacy so special is the fact that Nathan Drake is nowhere to be seen, and yet this final entry before the series goes into hiding manages to wrap a perfect bow around his adventures. Fan favourite Chloe Frazer returns alongside the fourth instalment’s newcomer Nadine Ross to create an excursion to India...

Saturday30th Dec 2017

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    PS4

    Review Mortal Blitz

    Time Crisis in VR

    Playing through Mortal Blitz feels like going back in time, which is a strange feeling when you’re talking about a VR game – but it’s true. What we have here is effectively Time Crisis in virtual reality, which sounds like a match made in heaven and, we feel, is likely to be a fitting genre when implemented well. There’s...

  • Game of the Year 2017 #3 - Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Thunderjaw dropping

    It still seems crazy to think that the studio responsible for the Killzone series, a PlayStation mainstay for well over a decade, would make such a creative leap. From a dingy first-person shooter series of fluctuating quality to a vast, vibrant open world RPG, rarely do we see studios of Guerrilla’s size and reputation stray...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Alex's Personal Picks

    The new colossus

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. We gave Alex the side-eye as he...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Sam's Personal Picks

    Welcome to the GotY, son

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. Squeezing blood from a stone...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 200

    Milestone edition

    Wow! We’ve actually reached Issue 200 of WAYP, and we’ve still managed to maintain a flawless weekly record. That’s some feat because it means this feature has been running for roughly four years – in fact, it’s longer because the series started life as a bi-weekly article helmed by our very own Katy Ellis. She’s...

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    PS4

    Review Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

    Divided we fall

    Republished on Wednesday 27th December 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of January's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Like 2011's Deus Ex: Human Revolution, new-gen sequel Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is a jack of all trades, but a master of none...

  • News January PlayStation Plus Games Announced

    A good start to 2018

    It's that time again, folks: January's PlayStation Plus lineup has been officially announced. As is becoming a common trend, the recent leak was correct. On PlayStation 4, subscribers are getting Batman: The Telltale Series (that's season one) and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Meanwhile, PlayStation 3 users

Tuesday26th Dec 2017

  • Guide How to Stop Ads Being Added to the PS4's Home Menu

    Rid your PlayStation 4 of unwanted Featured Content

    How do you stop ads from appearing automatically on your PS4’s home menu screen? This can be a source of annoyance for many, as Sony occasionally adds random icons to your already cluttered PlayStation 4 dashboard, promoting content that you don’t want. Fortunately, the platform holder’s made...

Wednesday27th Dec 2017

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Monday25th Dec 2017

  • Game of the Year 2017 Simon's Personal Picks

    Simon says

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. We threatened Simon with Polybius on...

  • News We Wish You a Merry Christmas

    Compliments of the season to you

    Oh, hello! What are you doing reading Push Square when you should be squabbling with family members and quaffing mince pies? You wanted to see the next entry in our Game of the Year countdown? Fair enough. Well, while you’re here, why don’t you pop off your party hat and indulge us for a minute or two? Merry...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Victor's Personal Picks

    Curve ball

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. We threatened Victor with the ban hammer...

  • Game of the Year 2017 #8 - Yakuza 0

    Smooth criminal

    The Yakuza series has been around since the heyday of PlayStation 2, and yet the series never really felt like it got going in the West. This author's in the camp where he had never really played a Yakuza game before 0. This flashback episode opened up an entry point to a series that has forever held interest only for many to be...

Sunday24th Dec 2017

Saturday23rd Dec 2017

  • Game of the Year 2017 Stephen's Personal Picks

    LOVE is all you need

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. We warned Stephen he'd have to...

  • Game of the Year 2017 #10 - Tekken 7

    King of the iron fist

    Tekken hasn't been this good in a long time. In terms of pure gameplay depth and spectacle, Tekken 7 is right up there with the best fighting games on the market. It's satisfying, rewarding, and incredibly well balanced. That last point stems from the fact that it was available in Japanese and Korean arcades for ages before it...

  • Hands On Suplexing Sinister Spirits in Guacamelee! 2

    Winner winner, chicken dinner

    One of the standout indie releases of 2013 was that of Guacamelee!, a Mexican-themed Metroidvania with plenty of beat-‘em-up luchador action. It was a wildly creative and fun release that shook up the genre in some notable ways, and stood as the defining game from the team at Drinkbox Studios. Now that some time has...

Friday22nd Dec 2017

  • Talking Point Which Free January 2018 PS Plus Games Do You Want?

    When will January 2018's PlayStation Plus lineup be revealed?

    What’s the January 2018 PS Plus lineup? Ho ho ho, that’s the question we’re here to ponder, as a New Year lingers right around the corner. It’s been a pretty good 2017 for PlayStation Plus – particularly the last six months of the year – but Sony will be looking to keep things...

  • News Catherine: Full Body Will Drop Its Undies in the West

    Announced in time for Xmas

    A very quick pre-Christmas confirmation from the fine folks at Atlus: remaster Catherine: Full Body will release on Western shores. There’s no word on a date, price, or platforms – but it’s safe to assume at the very least that the PlayStation 4 version will launch in Europe and North America. The jury’s still out...

  • News Sony's Sending Out Free PS4 Themes for the Holidays

    Some getting The Frozen Wilds, too

    ‘Tis the season of goodwill, and Sony’s clearly in the giving mood. The platform holder’s currently sending out emails including a free festive theme, which you can download to your PlayStation 4 in order to add a little holiday cheer to your console. This appears to be a North American centric offer for now,...

  • News Catherine: Full Body's First Trailer May Raise an Eyebrow or Two

    Rin revealed

    Catherine: Full Body is an enhanced and expanded remake of the strange PlayStation 3 puzzler, and it's coming to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita next year. It adds new endings, new scenes, new gameplay options, and, perhaps most importantly, a new character named Rin. Alongside Catherine and Katherine, Rin seems to be the third...

  • News Sony Discounts Over 1,000 Items in Colossal EU PS Store Sale

    Be afraid

    Here we go, then, it’s time for the annual January sale on the European PlayStation Store – also known as the ‘Sony Wants Your Christmas Cash Bad’ promotion. This year there are over 1,000 items on offer across the PlayStation 4, PSVR, PS3, and PS Vita. And no, that’s not a typo – we’re literally talking about a sale with...

  • News Call of Duty: WWII DLC Revealed in New Video

    Here’s what to expect

    Call of Duty: WWII fans will receive their first round of DLC for the title, which will arrive first on 30th January for PlayStation 4 players. In a behind-the-scenes glimpse, Sledgehammer has released a video detailing what to expect from the first pack.  The DLC, aptly named The Resistance, will feature three new...

  • News GT Sport Update Adds New Single Player Campaign, 12 Cars, More for Free

    All you wanted for Xmas

    Ah, so this is Games as a Service done the correct way. As promised, Polyphony Digital has released a ginormous update for Gran Turismo Sport, which adds a requested single player campaign, 12 new cars, and a bunch of other features all free of charge. You can download it right now – in fact, if your PlayStation 4’s in...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Kell's Personal Picks

    The indie apologist strikes again

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. We told Kell we'd...

  • Site News Our Game of the Year Countdown Begins Now

    Winner, winner

    We’ve been busy. Like, really busy. Behind the scenes we’ve prepped no less than 30 articles, all of which are set to run over the holiday break. Among them is our Game of the Year countdown: our 10 favourite PlayStation 4 titles from 2017, in descending order. This year was really difficult to determine because there were just...

Thursday21st Dec 2017

  • News Sony: Wait Till You See What We Have in 2018

    Boom

    This has been one of the best years for PlayStation in recent memory, with the selection of software available on the PlayStation 4 outstanding from start-to-finish. But with the year all but over – albeit with one big European sale left to come, we hope – Sony’s already turning its attention to 2018. And the fine folks at XDev Europe...

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    PS Vita

    Review Papers, Please

    Seal of approval

    Just what is Papers, Please? Four years on from ex-Naughty Dog developer Lucas Pope’s chilling debut, we’re still not sure this long-awaited PlayStation Vita port provides any answers. Playing as an immigration officer on the border between Kolechia and Arstotzka, your task is simple: ensure that patrons have the appropriate...

  • News Crash Bandicoot Is PS4's Best Selling Remaster Collection to Date

    Cool as a 'coot

    “Who cares about Crash Bandicoot?” the sceptics said. “He’s just a product of 90s nostalgia!” But we told you that the N. Sane Trilogy was going to do big business for Activision, owing to the fact that you lot clicked on any articles we wrote about the character in droves. And we were right: Vicarious Visions’ brilliant...

  • News Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Fights Back with Team Battle Mode

    Tag, you're it

    It’s taken a good couple of years, but Street Fighter V is finally becoming the game it was always supposed to be with its upcoming Arcade Edition update. In addition to the previously revealed arcade ladder modes, Capcom’s also confirmed that the title will be getting a Team Battle option, allowing multiple members of its...

  • News The Council Is a New Episodic Contender Set in 1793

    George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte star

    Focus Home Interactive’s portfolio makes for pretty impressive reading these days, and The Council is another intriguing addition to its catalogue. Billed as a five-part episodic adventure, the story begins off the coast of England in 1793, where famous historical faces such as Napoleon Bonaparte and...

Wednesday20th Dec 2017

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Monday18th Dec 2017

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    PS4

    Review Tokyo Xanadu EX+

    Total eclipse of the heart

    Protagonist Kou Tokisaka stumbles into a parallel world, The Eclipse, while trying to rescue fellow classmate Asuka Hiiragi. From there, he joins Asuka’s quest to eliminate the evil lurking in The Eclipse, while working several part-time jobs at once and attending school. Kou seems to have an overwhelming need to help...

Sunday17th Dec 2017

  • News Jet Set Radio Evo Pitched to SEGA, Sony Loved Concept

    But project went no further

    Would you turn that radio down, we’re trying to tell you about a Jet Set Radio pitch that SEGA passed on. Over the course of the weekend, Austin-based developer Dinosaur Games has revealed a “visual proof of concept” for a title named Jet Set Radio Evo, which it pitched to the Japanese publisher at the Game...

Monday18th Dec 2017

Sunday17th Dec 2017

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    PS4

    Review Gang Beasts

    Wobble makers

    Odds are that you’ve at least heard of Gang Beasts, the multiplayer brawler from developer Boneloaf. It’s been available on PC via early access for years, not to mention its numerous appearances at gaming shows, so you may well have already played it, too. However, the game has now finally launched in full, and what great timing...

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  • Store Update 5th December 2017 (Europe)

    'Hat's the way, uh-huh

    Just when you think all of the big PlayStation releases of 2017 are out, December rolls around and drops a half-dozen more. This week’s highlights include Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package, three Jak & Daxter titles, and throwback platformer A Hat in Time. Aviici rhythm game Invector is also out this week, so it’s...

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