News - 2017, Week 19

Sunday14th May 2017

  • News Dynasty Warriors 9 Will Let You Pick Resolution or Performance on PS4 Pro

    4K/30 or 1080p/60

    The upcoming Dynasty Warriors 9 will take full advantage of the PlayStation 4 Pro, allowing owners of the supercharged system to select between 4K resolution at 30 frames-per-second or 1080p resolution at 60 frames-per-second. That’s according to director Atsushi Miyauchi who was speaking with, as translated by...

  • News Wait! There's a Flash Sale on the US PlayStation Store Now

    Save big on sci-fi titles

    Wait, what? There’s a new Flash Sale on the North American PlayStation Store? Well, then. This one’s set to run until 08:00 PT on Monday, 15th May, so you’ve still got a little bit of time to take advantage of it. The theme this time is sci-fi, so highlights on the PlayStation 4 include DOOM for $19.79,...

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    Review Polybius

    Virtual insanity

    There’s an urban legend of an arcade game so addictive that physical fights would break out over who would get to play next. Its mind bending gameplay managed to induce insomnia, amnesia, and hallucinations in those that played it, and just one month after it supposedly showed up in Portland arcades in 1981, every single machine...

Saturday13th May 2017

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    Review LocoRoco Remastered

    Roll up, roll up

    Whether we really needed a remaster of an 11-year-old Japanese PSP game is debatable, but we’re elated Sony decided to update one of the platform’s greatest hits nonetheless. LocoRoco Remastered brings the joyful 2D side-scroller (or side-roller, if you will) to a whole new audience, and the best news is that its still as fun...

  • Interview Stephen Cox on the Sounds of PlayStation VR's Farpoint

    Survivors keep moving

    When developer Impulse Gear’s Farpoint releases, it will come a few days after Sony’s PlayStation VR headset celebrates its seventh month on the market. With anticipation high for the virtual reality shooter, we caught up with composer Stephen Cox to learn a little more about its soundtrack. Push Square: Audio design in VR...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 167

    Dark side

    We’re getting perilously close to E3 2017 now, but we’re trying not to think about that. Instead, it’s actually surprisingly busy here at Push Square Towers for May, with the release calendar showing no signs of slowing down really. Much of the team is on review duty, with several big games being worked on as we write. Sammy Barker,...

Friday12th May 2017

Saturday13th May 2017

  • Video The 7 Best Beards on PS4

    Hot fuzz

    The PlayStation 4 plays host to some pretty impressive facial hair, and we figured it would be fun to round-up the very best beards that can be found on the console. From the feral forests of Kratos’ fuzz to the sultry salt and pepper of Joel’s facial fungus, there’s a style for all on display here – assuming you can actually sprout...

Friday12th May 2017

Saturday13th May 2017

Friday12th May 2017

Thursday11th May 2017

  • News Look, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Probably Isn't a PS4 Exclusive

    Here we go again

    Is Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy a PlayStation 4 exclusive? We've said it a million times already but we'll go ahead and say it again: probably not. Sony has never explicitly said that the remade collection is exclusive to its home console - and that's the biggest warning sign you could ask for. If the trilogy was a full...

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    Review NBA Playgrounds


    NBA fans have been spoiled in recent years, being treated to arguably the most accurate virtual sporting experience with the NBA 2K series. However, the rise of realistic sims has seen arcade basketball games become a thing of a bygone era. The 90s were jampacked with these types of games, while the early 2000s saw its fair share of titles...

Friday12th May 2017

Thursday11th May 2017

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Wednesday10th May 2017

Thursday11th May 2017

  • News Job Simulator Studio Snapped Up by Google

    Will continue to support PlayStation VR

    Google has bought Owlchemy Labs, the developer behind the excellent PlayStation VR launch title Job Simulator. The news comes shortly after Sony teamed up with the American company to release its tongue-in-cheek virtual reality title at retail. Fortunately, the acquisition will not prevent the developer from...

Wednesday10th May 2017

  • News We Won't Be Playing BioWare's Unannounced Game Anytime Soon

    New IP delayed

    BioWare, the developer behind Mass Effect and Dragon Age, has had an entirely new property in the works for a while now - but we won't be playing it anytime soon. During EA's most recent investor call, CEO Andrew Wilson stated that the unannounced game has been pushed into the next financial year. In other words, it'll...

  • News Promising Brawler Absolver Beats Down PS4 on 29th August

    Absolve that

    Intriguing beat-'em-up Absolver has finally grappled a confirmed PlayStation 4 release date: the 29th August. We've had our eye on the game for some time - we even interviewed developer SloClap earlier in the year - and we've always thought that the title's gameplay premise sounded pretty interesting. Basically, Absolver is a bit...

Tuesday9th May 2017

  • News The Order: 1886 Can Be Yours for Thruppence on PS4

    Seriously, it's $3.99 in North America

    Look, we have our fair share of issues with The Order: 1886, but for $3.99 it’s worth buying. Sony’s launched a new batch of discounts on the North American PlayStation Store, and Ready at Dawn’s story-driven Victorian shooter has brought its exquisitely groomed handlebar moustache along for the party...

  • Rumour Assassin's Creed Egypt Gets Its First Off-Screen Gameplay Snap

    Update: Several sources say it's real

    Well well well, what do we have here? Surfacing over on Reddit, this is supposedly our very first look at gameplay from the much rumoured Assassin's Creed Origins - or as it was previously known, Assassin's Creed Empire. The image above shows what certainly looks like an Assassin's Creed game, as a playable...

  • News Need for Speed 2017 Will Be Playable Entirely Offline

    Expect customisation and cop chases

    The last Need for Speed game wasn’t great, was it? Bizarrely, we enjoyed the 90s-inspired FMV cut-scenes and silly storyline, but the actual racing itself fell flat for us: the open world was forgettable, the driving was bland, and the always-online aspect was a source of strong criticism for some. In fact, so...

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    Review BUTCHER

    Resurrection of evil

    Last year's fantastic DOOM reboot nailed the energy and relentless forward motion of id Software's industry defining FPS, stripping out any sort of meaningful narrative in favour of a lighting-fast funhouse ride. Yet where DOOM 2016 gave old fashioned mayhem a shiny new coat of paint, Transhuman Design’s BUTCHER keeps the...

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    Review Human: Fall Flat


    Human: Fall Flat is a physics puzzle platformer that gained a lot of popularity through YouTube last year. Its excellently wacky character movement, similar to that of Gang Beasts, can create some hilariously funny moments which make it a brilliantly entertaining experience. You play as Bob, who’s just your average guy: he must solve...

  • Rumour Far Cry Is Going Straight to the Wild, Wild West

    Last chance saloon

    If this rumour turns out to be true, then the entirety of Ubisoft will be praying to Clint Eastwood that Red Dead Redemption 2 gets delayed. The word on the street is that a new Far Cry game is due out in September, and it’ll apparently adopt a Spaghetti Western theme. Random? Not quite as random as the way this story started...

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    PS Vita

    Review Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds

    Samurai lovin', had me a blast

    Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds is the latest game in the Hakuoki series, and is billed by developer Idea Factory as a “remastered telling of the beloved 2008 series”. Set in historic Japan, the game follows the protagonist as she's taken in by a group of samurai while looking for her father who has gone missing. Being an...

  • News What Ever Happened to Vib Ribbon on PS4?

    Rhythm rabbit

    Long before Shawn Layden trolled the web with a Crash Bandicoot tease, the PlayStation chief trolled the web with a Vib Ribbon tease. During his very first E3 appearance in 2014, the animated executive talked effervescently about the animal-based outing, only to not follow it up with an announcement. Of course he came good eventually,

  • Video The History of the PlayStation Store

    A decade of digital

    A little over ten years ago, Sony cut the ribbon on a new virtual shopping plaza: the PlayStation Store. Opening for business alongside the PlayStation 3, the inaugural digital storefront was as rudimentary as these things get: it was essentially a web page with a couple of games for sale and some trailers. Who could have...

  • News Tekken 7 Fights Back with PS4 Pro Bundle in Europe

    But just a standard PS4 Slim in the UK

    Tekken is one of PlayStation’s most iconic brands, so it’s no surprise to see Sony bundle up the latest edition in the Iron Fist tournament. Over in France, you’ll be able to pick up the Deluxe Edition of the upcoming Tekken 7 alongside a 1TB PS4 Pro on launch day next month, though the platform...

  • Store Update 9th May 2017 (Europe)

    Livin' la vida LocoRoco

    It’s a niche week on the European PlayStation Store, but don’t let that turn you away. LocoRoco Remastered is clearly the headline new arrival, but it’s joined by NBA Playgrounds, Resident Evil Code Veronica X, Lethal League, Polybius, Strafe, and much more – all worth checking out. Do let us know what you’re...

  • News Dynasty Warriors 9 Confirmed for PS4, Open World Elements Detailed

    Big trouble in big China

    Official Dynasty Warriors 9 news is coming our way on the 11th May, but as predicted, the usual Japanese gaming publications - namely Famitsu - have leaked the goods before the designated date. The latest issue confirms that Koei Tecmo's long awaited sequel is a PlayStation 4 title, and there's some talk that it's...

  • Video LocoRoco Remastered Is Just Lovely on the PS4

    Sing along

    Despite it selling over 80 million units, time hasn’t been kind to the PlayStation Portable, with the industry remembering it as something of a flop. But we reckon Sony’s first shot at a handheld deserves a little more respect, as it was host to some amazing games – particularly Japan Studio’s various experiments like Patapon and,...

  • News Cloud Strife's English Voice Actor Teases New Work

    But what game is it?

    Look, before you say anything, yes, we know that this is a news story based on a vague tweet - but the potential implications are well worth getting overly excited about. Steve Burton, otherwise known as the English voice of Cloud Strife, tweeted late last month that he'd be doing some voice work for the Final Fantasy VII...

  • News Legendary Metal Gear Artist Has Drawn Some Incredible Call of Duty Zombies Art


    Metal Gear series concept artist Yoji Shinkawa is easily one of the most well known artists in the industry. His work has helped define Hideo Kojima's beloved series since 1997, and if you know Metal Gear, then you've laid eyes on his superb character art. As it turns out, Shinkawa's been busy - but his latest work has nothing to do with the...

  • News Knock Yourself Out with 33 Minutes of Tekken 7 PS4 Gameplay

    Tekken it higher

    As you've probably realised based on the amount of news coverage that it's getting, Tekken 7 is now less than a month away from its 2nd June release date. We got some hands on time with the almost finished PlayStation 4 release last week and came away impressed, but if you're eager to see how that build holds up, you should...

  • News You Need to Watch This Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles Trailer

    Dead but not buried

    For a game that’s nearly two years old, this Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles trailer is pretty impressive. Treyarch has remastered eight classic zombies maps for Black Ops III, and they’re scheduled to shuffle onto the PlayStation 4 from 16th May. But the trailer… The trailer is really, really good. Like,...

  • News Tekken 7 Is Ready to Rage as Game Goes Gold Ahead of June Release

    Iron those fists

    It's been a long, long time coming, but Tekken 7 is finally ready to punch the PlayStation 4 square in the jaw. Over on Twitter, Mark 'MarkMan' Julio - Tekken community advisor and commentator - has posted a picture of the finished retail release, essentially spreading the message that the fighter has gone gold. "We live,...

  • News Injustice 2 Trailer Shows You Everything You Need to Know

    Plus, first DLC characters revealed

    Injustice 2 is out imminently, and with NetherRealm Studios having announced all of the characters now, it’s time for the studio to turn its attention to the final push. This new trailer tells you everything you need to know about the game: it outlines the outing’s story mode, roster, loot system, guilds, and...

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    Review PREY

    Would Yu kindly?

    2017 has been a magical year for games thus far. The first few months were crammed with more amazing titles than we’ve seen in entire years before. But this hot streak must end sometime, right? Well, Arkane Studios – specifically, the company's second studio in Texas – has ensured it's not the ones to end this streak, as...

Monday8th May 2017

Tuesday9th May 2017

  • News Knack 2 Promises a Candid Response to Fans' Complaints

    Knack from the dead

    In a world where we’re still waiting for a sequel to Puppeteer, it’s awkward to think that Knack 2 exists at all. Japan Studio’s launch title became a critical punch bag when it launched back on the PlayStation 4 in 2013, drawing ire from critics expecting something a little more exciting alongside a new piece of hardware...

Monday8th May 2017