News - 2017, Week 11

Sunday19th Mar 2017

  • News Here's a Better Look at Uncharted: The Lost Legacy's Chloe

    Frazer

    Uncharted favourite Chloe Frazer will star in this year's mini-story The Lost Legacy, and creative director Shaun Escayg has posted up a new screenshot to Twitter showing off the heroine. There's not really much to say other than… Well, the image sure looks like Chloe, eh? Escayg also posted up a picture of Nadine Ross, who will accompany...

  • News Mass Effect: Andromeda's Animation Thing Has Gone Too Far Now

    Fans go on the offensive and force BioWare to respond

    The Internet has an unfortunate habit of taking a joke too far, and that's exactly what's happened with Mass Effect: Andromeda's goofy animations. The title's weird expressions – which have tired faster than a certain crew member's face – have been ridiculed for several days now, but the...

Saturday18th Mar 2017

  • News Gran Turismo Sport's Really Looking Great in Beta

    One hour of PS4 footage

    It was supposed to release last year so it's no surprise to see Gran Turismo Sport's beta looking more polished than a showroom supercar. The sampler launched for a select number of players in North America today and already streams are starting to pop up around the web. While we're sure better quality footage will emerge...

  • Hands On FlatOut 4 Is Total Insanity on PS4

    Car-nage

    Tail between the legs time: we should really have a FlatOut 4: Total Insanity review live on the site already. Alas, we're not quite ready to publish our verdict just yet so you're going to have to make do with a brief hands on piece and a video. Sorry about that. Anyway, it's pretty good. Unlike its soul-sappingly bad predecessor, World...

  • News We Can't Stop Thinking About This Fixed MLB 17 Glitch

    Strong trypophobia trigger warning

    It's a funny old world, isn't it? You've got franchises like Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Siren all striving to create the most gruesome enemies in gaming, but Sony San Diego has stumbled upon what is surely the most harrowing character model we've ever seen by accident. Below you'll see a glitch that the team...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 160

    Business as usual

    Ahhh, good – the weekend has arrived again. With the nights drawing longer but the weather still pretty poor, we reckon you can get away with another couple of days curled up on the couch with your PlayStation 4. Here's what we're playing this time. Graham Banas, Reviewer: The monster winter storm that we got has delayed me...

Friday17th Mar 2017

Thursday16th Mar 2017

  • News Mass Effect: Andromeda Has Some Pretty Funny Scenes

    But we don't think they're intentional

    We jumped on Horizon: Zero Dawn for that cut-scene pretty quickly, so in the interests of keeping things fair, this Mass Effect: Andromeda clip that's doing the rounds probably deserves a post. If nothing else it had your humble host in stitches of laughter, so maybe it'll brighten up your day:

  • News Is Emma Stone Going to Star in Death Stranding?

    "That's a lovely rumour"

    At this point, we can probably safely say that Hideo Kojima has been given a blank cheque by Sony to make Death Stranding. The auteur not only has one of the most stylish indie game offices in the universe, but he's also busy snapping up hot Hollywood talent like Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen to star in the game. And one...

  • News Guerrilla Already Hard at Work on Expansion to Horizon's Story

    No rest for the wicked

    Horizon: Zero Dawn has sold incredibly well, becoming Sony's biggest new IP launch of the PlayStation 4 generation and Guerrilla Games' largest ever debut. But buried inside the celebratory press release is this little tidbit from managing director Hermen Hulst: "We're thrilled that Horizon: Zero Dawn has been embraced by...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Has Been a Huge Commercial Hit for Sony

    Guerrilla's biggest ever debut sells 2.6 million copies in two weeks

    You're looking at the birth of a massive new PlayStation franchise here: Horizon: Zero Dawn has sold 2.6 million units in the two weeks since its release. Those numbers represent copies of the game in consumers' hands, rather than shipped to stores. It makes the game Sony's...

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    PS4

    Review Dying: Reborn

    Tonight, Mathew

    Dying: Reborn's one of those games that, as a reviewer, makes you feel a bit rubbish. It's not a good game – in fact, it's pretty bloody bad – but you can tell that a tiny studio has tried its very best to make something cool. Also available on PlayStation VR and the Vita (either individually or as part of a three game bundle),...

  • News Uncharted 4's Getting Free Savage Starlight Content

    To infinity and beyond

    One for the hardcore Naughty Dog fans here: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is getting free Savage Starlight content in multiplayer. The fictional sci-fi series first appeared in The Last of Us, and has become one of the Californian studio's more popular Easter eggs in recent years. Starting from 17th March, you'll be able to kit...

  • Hands On Little Nightmares Is Primed for Greatness

    Hungry for more

    Of the many games that were playable on the show-floor at PAX East 2017, Tarsier Studios' Little Nightmares was one of the titles we were most excited to get our hands on. And we were lucky enough to get some time with the game as well as chat with level designer Matthew Compher about some elements of the title announced back in...

  • News Shenmue III Clears Some QTEs in Cruddy Dev Diary

    Changed my mind

    Shenmue III's supposed to release this year, but we'll save you the disappointment of a delay right here and now: it's not. Ys Net has uploaded its first developer diary in months today, and it's basically two minutes of next to nothing, as the team laugh and joke their way around the company's distinctively pokey office. There is a...

  • News Blast Off with 40 Minutes of Mass Effect: Andromeda PS4 Pro Gameplay

    Into the void

    Hey, Mass Effect: Andromeda really isn't far off now, and if you're struggling to contain your intergalactic excitement, then you may want to keep yourself busy with the 40 minute gameplay video that we've embedded above. Running on PS4 Pro, the sci-fi role-playing release looks the part - although at this point we're still struggling...

  • News Blizzard Shares a Little More Info on Diablo III's New Necromancer

    Up and at 'em

    At some point later this year, Diablo III will be getting a whole new playable character class in the form of the Necromancer. We don't have too much to go on when it comes to analysing this corpse-raising warrior, but at least Blizzard seems to enjoy drip feeding us new information. In an official blog post, the developer goes over...

  • News Tekken 7 Will Kick the Crap Out of Two Crossover DLC Characters

    But who could they be?

    Bandai Namco has revealed the contents of Tekken 7's season pass today, offering up some juicy information. First off, pass owners will get access to a "brand-new game mode" and over 50 new characters costumes in the summer. There are no concrete dates to go on here, but we assume that this first pack will release not too long...

  • News These Dragon Quest Heroes II Characters Sure Love Oversized Weapons

    Don't mess

    Dragon Quest Heroes II is back with another character trailer, this time introducing two party members who have a penchant for oversized armaments. The first is the delightfully named Desdemonda, who wields a giant axe - and she's just about as destructive as you'd expect. The second is Cesar, a prince who's more than happy to swing...

  • News Telltale Chief Kevin Bruner Reportedly Steps Down

    Telltale will remember that

    Telltale gaffer Kevin Bruner has reportedly stepped down from his position of CEO this week, according to sources close to Kotaku scribe Jason Schreier. This is big news because Bruner actually helped found the company which has gone on to become a major household name, following its success primarily on The Walking Dead...

Wednesday15th Mar 2017

Tuesday14th Mar 2017

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    PS3

    Review Journey

    The road less travelled

    Update (14th March, 2017): To celebrate the five year anniversary of Journey's release, we're bringing our original review back from the archives for one day only. A seminal moment in PlayStation history. Enjoy! Originally published (1st March, 2017): Journey is a seminal release; the kind of title that comes once in a...

  • News Final Fantasy XV's Story Was Purposefully Left Incomplete

    Noct like this

    It probably doesn't come as a surprise, but we here at Push Square are divided on Final Fantasy XV and the story that it tries to tell. Some of us think it's done well enough to at least be enjoyable, while others reckon that it's a shambles. We could go on and on about the game's flaws and its inability to please everyone, but...

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    PS4

    Review LEGO Worlds

    Brick it to the man

    Upon its release in 2011, Minecraft drew plenty of comparisons to LEGO. It was like playing with everyone's favourite Danish export – no, not him – but virtually, and without the damage to your bank account. Hell, LEGO even made Minecraft sets, so you could play your favourite virtual LEGO game in real life with LEGO. So...

  • News God of War PS4's Marketing Is Starting Early

    Or maybe it's right on time?

    Here's a spot of culture for you: it's Father's Day this Sunday in Spain. Who cares, right? (Well, apart from our obviously sizeable audience from España.) Sony's started advertising God of War in Madrid. Spotted on the Metro, the ad shows Kratos and his son Atreus and basically says something along the lines of: "My...

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    PS4

    Review Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

    Ghost of its former self

    Ubisoft's open world games are pretty much all cut from the same cloth, with each implementing some common systems and design philosophies, while still managing to give each title enough of an individual identity so that they feel different. Previously the Ghost Recon games have all had a mission-based structure, but with...

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    PS4

    Review Styx: Shards of Darkness

    Sticks and stones

    Admission: we weren't the biggest fans of Styx: Master of Shadows. Despite showing a bit of potential here and there, it was impossible to look past how incredibly frustrating and repetitive the entire game was – there was simply no fun to be had. So going into the sequel, our scepticism was naturally at an all-time high. But we...

  • News Soak Yourself with 35 Minutes of NSFW Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash PS4 Gameplay

    Wet wet wet

    Due out in Japan in just four days, Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash is shaping up to be the most bonkers title in an already mental series. The game sees the cast of buxom female ninja head to the seaside in order to catch some rays and let loose with an arsenal of water guns. It's colourful, crazy, and not at all safe for work - and...

  • News Sony's Spring Play Collective Initiative Is Its Best Ever

    Rain World! PaRappa! Full Throttle! Edith Finch! More!

    For years now Sony has loved a good Spring digital games promotion program, and this year's Play Collective may be its best ever. It spans six titles all set to release over the next six weeks with PlayStation Plus pre-order discounts and a bit of additional marketing muscle behind them. And it...

  • News PAX East 2017: Friday the 13th Panel Shows Off Graphic New Trailer

    Not for the faint of heart

    Just like PAX East 2016, Gun Media had a panel for its asymmetrical multiplayer game about everyone's favorite masked killer at PAX East 2017. We've been following the progress of Jason Voorhees' latest adventure with a rather large amount of excitement, and those in attendance this year were treated to a marvellous new...

  • Store Update 14th March 2017 (Europe)

    Monokuma's waiting

    The new releases never stop, with Styx: Shards of Darkness and Danganronpa 1/2 Reload vying for top billing this time. There's also Kona to look forward to, as well as a dozen or so other smaller indie titles. PS4 Games: Styx: Shards of Darkness 14th March Paladins Founder's Pack 14th March Death Squared 14th March Eekeemoo...

  • News You Can Spend Up to £80 on One Mass Effect: Andromeda Multiplayer Microtransaction

    Co-op point prices confirmed

    Mass Effect: Andromeda's multiplayer offering was always going to have microtransactions. EA's box-buying system seems to have spread to almost all of its properties over the last few years, and BioWare's latest is no different. Much like in Mass Effect 3, you'll be able to purchase packs of randomised items within the...

  • News Mass Effect: Andromeda Teams Up with a Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer

    Best buds

    It's safe to assume that most people who play Mass Effect: Andromeda won't be in it for the multiplayer component - and that's totally fine - but we were fans of Mass Effect 3's co-op offering, so we're actually quite looking forward to seeing whether this new entry in the series can live up to the legacy. Fortunately, things do look...

  • News Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada Shows Off Its Minigames in New PS4 Trailer

    Warriors need downtime, too

    Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada is a much more personal Warriors title, focusing on the life and times of Yukimura Sanada and his famous clan. As such, the game offers an in-depth look at the events that shaped the Sanada, complete with a castle town setting that expands and evolves as you progress. There are even...

Monday13th Mar 2017

  • UK Sales Charts Wildlands Scores the Largest Launch of the Year

    Surprise attack

    Ubisoft has once again proven that it's the master of sleeper hits, as its Ghost Recon: Wildlands has secured the largest launch of the year so far. It didn't feel like there was anywhere near the same anticipation for the co-op shooter as the likes of Horizon: Zero Dawn or The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but it's sitting...

  • News PlayStation Now Will Start Streaming PS4 Games This Year

    Expanded horizons

    Sony's announced the first major update to PlayStation Now since dropping a host of platforms earlier in the year: PlayStation 4 games are coming. In addition to the near 500 or so PlayStation 3 titles that can already be streamed with the Japanese giant's on-demand subscription service, new-gen releases will be added as part of a...

  • News Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Limited and Collector's Editions Detailed

    The Inflated Age

    Fresh off January's news that Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will be released on 11th July, publisher Square Enix has today detailed the various editions that are available for pre-order. Hold onto your DualShock 4s everybody - here we go. Collector's Edition First up is the Collector's Edition, which is now available for...

  • News Dropshot Is Rocket League's Latest New Mode

    Update drops next week

    Psyonix is readying up its latest content update for its evergreen multiplayer smash Rocket League. The headline addition this time around is Dropshot, an all-new game type that introduces yet another way to pit rocket cars against a giant ball. The objective in this new mode is to use the ball to deal damage to segments of...

  • News Mass Effect: Andromeda Has a Crazy Amount of Dialogue

    As you'd expect

    Mass Effect: Andromeda will have "over 1,200" speaking characters, according to creative director Mac Walters. When you stop to think about it, that's a lot of chatty extraterrestrials. During a recent livestream, the BioWare boss said "when you look at the dialogue options, we're basically the equivalent of Mass Effect 2 and 3 put...

  • News Mass Effect: Andromeda's Jaal Means Business in New Gameplay

    What does the scouter say?

    Mass Effect: Andromeda introduces a new race to BioWare's series: the Angara. Naturally, your perception of these new aliens will be shaped by a member of your squad - namely the rather serious Jaal. And, if you'd like to know a bit about this relatively strange looking ally, you may want to give IGN's new video a watch,...