News - 2017, Week 29

Sunday23rd Jul 2017

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    Review SUPERHOT

    You've got red dudes on you

    SUPERHOT is the most innovative shooter we’ve played in years. We’re not saying that solely because the game tells us to – it’s true. This time bending tour-de-force only moves when you do, creating puzzle-like scenarios where you need to weave through fire-power and lob objects in order to overcome seemingly...

  • News Monster Hunter: World Takes Animal Cruelty to a New Level

    Capcom drops weapons-based trailer

    Monster Hunter: World will provide you with numerous ways to slaughter your prey in return for new clothing and equipment. This brand new trailer debuted at Comic-Con 2017 demonstrates just how satisfying the animal cruelty can be, with one clip showing the character running up a wall kung-fu movie style – before...

  • News 30 Minute Ni no Kuni II Demo Gives a More In-Depth Look at the Game

    Boss rush

    Those of you who have been keeping up with the Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom news will probably have seen much of the footage from the gameplay demo that we've embedded above, but the video still offers up our most in-depth look at the role-playing title yet. It features commentary from the team at Bandai Namco as they slog through...

Saturday22nd Jul 2017

  • Talking Point What Free August 2017 PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    When will August's PS Plus games be announced?

    Time really does fly when you’re having fun. We’ve barely got done ensuring that the awful teenage cast of Until Dawn endure the worst deaths imaginable, and already it’s time to start thinking about August 2017’s big PlayStation Plus update. We’re anticipating an announcement for the full...

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    Review 99Vidas

    Favelas of rage

    The scrolling beat-'em-up is one of those beloved genres that indie devs are always trying to bring back to the fold, but they never quite succeed. Maybe it’s the inherent level of old school challenge or the left-to-right simplicity that fails to catch on. Perhaps the strongest example of this attempted resurgence in recent years...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 178

    Plenty of variety

    It’s the penultimate weekend in July before the August apocalypse arrives. Seriously, if you thought that you were going to have another month to clear your backlog, then think again – the next month is looking stacked. You may want to polish up any leftovers while you still have the chance. Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m on the...

  • News Tekken 7 Grabs New Character Portraits For Free in September

    Tekken it higher

    Alongside the paid stuff that's available via the title's season pass, the Tekken Team has always said that it'll be supporting Tekken 7 with free updates and content. Although we're yet to see anything substantial -- and we're still holding out on the return of Armor King -- we're still interested in seeing what little bits...

  • News Gundam Versus Is Getting an Open Beta Here in the West


    Good news if you're looking to give Gundam Versus a shot before buying as Bandai Namco has announced that an open beta will be happening at some point before the finished game's release in September. We'll let you know when the publisher's pinned down an exact date. Gundam Versus is due out in North America and Europe on the...

Friday21st Jul 2017

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    Review Cars 3: Driven to Win

    Rocky road

    Pixar’s Cars movies are widely regarded as some of their weaker works, but they probably have the most straightforward path to gamification. Cars 3: Driven to Win is a simple arcade racer, featuring characters and locations from the films, and it’s almost exactly what you’d expect. However, the amount of variety and fun on offer...

  • News They're Using Awful Final Fantasy XIII Characters to Sell Cars Now

    Snow joke

    A number of Final Fantasy characters have tried their hand at advertising in the past. Most notably, Final Fantasy XIII's Lightning, in all of her immensely boring glory, was once brought in to help sell designer handbags. And now, equally dreadful Final Fantasy XIII hero Snow is busy shifting Nissan cars in a brand new clip. It's all a...

  • Guide What Time Does Destiny 2's PS4 Beta Begin?

    And how do you get in the Destiny 2 beta?

    Destiny 2 is shaping up to be the biggest game of the year (sorry Call of Duty: WWII and Star Wars: Battlefront 2) and Bungie wants to give you an early taste of the title via its PlayStation 4 beta. But what time does the Destiny 2 beta begin? And how do you get in the Destiny 2 PS4 beta? Worry not, eager...

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    Review Super Cloudbuilt

    Destination heaven

    Parkour as a mechanic has become synonymous with the first-person shooter genre as of late. The likes of Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare and the Titanfall series brought the art of wall running to the masses, but rarely does a game outside of the FPS family incorporate free running to the point where it’s the way to get about...

  • Hands On The Happy Dungeons Open Beta Is Worth a Look on PS4

    A quick recommendation

    Happy Dungeons is a cutesy little free-to-play title that's coming to PlayStation 4 this September. It's an action role-playing game with loot drops, character classes, quests, co-op for up to four players, and a daft story. It's also available to download now on Sony's console as an open beta -- and we'd recommend giving...

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  • Video Watch Us Kick Cabal Arse in the Destiny 2 Beta

    Back in the saddle

    Wondering what the Destiny 2 beta is all about? Not sure if you should go and download 15GB of data to your PlayStation 4 just to check it out? Then you're in luck, as regular Push Square stream bloke Alex Stinton played through a good chunk of it so that you don't have to. Watch as he takes on the Cabal in the game's opening...

Thursday20th Jul 2017

  • News Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Is Ready to Plunder Some Riches on PS4

    Naughty Dog's latest goes gold

    Sort-of-spin-off Uncharted: The Lost Legacy has gone gold, developer Naughty Dog has announced. For those who may not know, going "gold" means that development of the game has finished, and so it won't be long before it enters mass production. The standalone adventure was originally revealed back at the...

  • News What Even Is Sonic Forces At This Point?

    Meet new enemy Infinite

    What the heck is this? SEGA’s announced Sonic Forces’ latest villain Infinite with a bizarre trailer that starts out with edgy rap music and then turns into some kind of cheesy, sitcom-esque cut-scene. “WHOA! This guy is faster than Sonic!” Cringe. Infinite is one of several antagonists you’ll face in the...

  • News Persona 5 Is the Best RPG of All Time According to Readers of Famitsu Magazine

    The Witcher 3 is number 20, apparently

    Persona 5 is the greatest role-playing game of all time. At least, that's what readers of Japanese publication Famitsu believe. The magazine recently asked its audience to vote for the 20 best RPGs ever made, and Atlus' latest release came out on top. Okay, so we can just about live with Persona 5 being...

  • News Crash Bandicoot's Hardest Ever Level Released As DLC

    Free through 19th August

    Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy not hard enough for you? Fancy a free level? Activision’s launched the unreleased Stormy Ascent stage on the PlayStation Store today – and it’s free through 19th August, which is nice. Of course, we already more or less knew this was coming due to the original title’s Trophy list. If...

Friday21st Jul 2017

  • News June 2017 NPD: PS4 Enjoys Best June Since Launch

    Tekken 7 tops, Crash Bandicoot hits

    The PlayStation 4 may be knee-deep into its fourth year, but it’s showing no signs of slowing – in fact, it’s actually performing better than in previous years. Sony’s console topped the United States hardware charts for a second successive month, registering its strongest June on record since release...

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    Review SUPERHOT VR

    Slow whoa

    On paper, SUPERHOT VR is probably the coolest game ever made; in practice, the first-person shooter is merely a very good PlayStation VR release. The homicidal hit assigns you the detached digits of an assassin in a whitewash computer simulation where time only moves when you do. Your objective? To annihilate a band of polygonal villains...

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  • News Need for Speed Payback Has the Dumbest Pre-Order Bonus

    Holy smokes

    Exclusive platinum blue tire smoke. That’s what you’ll get if you pre-order forthcoming Fast & Furious-inspired racer Need for Speed Payback from Australian retailer EB Games – and practically any other store. You’ll also get the Platinum Car Pack, of course – which comprises five exclusive vehicles including the Dodge...

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    Review Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles

    Not a cloud in the sky

    Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is quite possibly the most pleasant game on PlayStation 4. Constructed by the tiny indie developer that is Prideful Sloth, it's a rather ambitious little title that fuses open world exploration with lite crafting and farming elements. It takes clear inspiration from a number of different...

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    Review Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire

    Fallen short

    When Princess Cecille's father unexpectedly passes away, control of the embattled kingdom of Fenumia is passed over to her. She's quickly handed a magical, talking book that was apparently a prized possession of the recently deceased king, and this Grimoire is more than willing to impart advice to Cecille on how she should proceed in...

Tuesday18th Jul 2017

  • Store Update 18th July 2017 (Europe)

    Super hot

    The retail releases may be drying up for the summer, but the European PlayStation Store is still firing on all cylinders. This week sees the release of some pretty hotly anticipated digital downloads, including SUPERHOT (and its PlayStation VR counterpart), Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, and the Early Access release of the long...

Monday17th Jul 2017

  • News Sign Up for the Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Closed Beta

    Now's the time

    Want a little crossover Final Fantasy arcade action in your life? You may not have to wait too long if you sign up for the Dissidia Final Fantasy NT closed beta, which was announced overnight at EVO 2017 and is set to roll out at some point this summer. Those of you in the Americas can register your interest in the online server...

  • News Dragon Quest XI's Gorgeous Opening Cinematic Sets Up a Charming Story

    A hero reborn

    We've heard the 'chosen hero' storyline a million times before, but Dragon Quest's seemingly infinite charm allows it to embrace cliches quite unlike any other series. Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time appears to be no different, as the title's lovingly crafted opening cinematic shows the game's protagonist as a...

  • News Housemarque Is Really Spoiling Us with Matterfall

    Watch a full eight minutes of gameplay

    Nex Machina only just released, but Housemarque is already set to return to the PlayStation 4 with Matterfall in August. And the side-scrolling twin-stick shooter is looking awesome. Embedded above is an eight minute playthrough which details how the game operates, and it’s incredible how faithful it appears...

  • News Street Fighter EX Dev Bringing Brand New Brawler to PS4


    Street Fighter EX developer Arika has announced a new fighting game for the PlayStation 4, which started life as an April Fools’ Day gag. The title – which doesn’t yet have a name, but is being billed Arika EX for the time being – is scheduled to release on the PlayStation 4 in 2018, with a playable beta due at some point later this...

  • UK Sales Charts Final Fantasy XII Heralds the Zodiac Age

    Square Enix remaster scales summit

    Slow week or extremely successful remaster? Probably a mixture of both: Final Fantasy XII’s excellent PlayStation 4 re-release has topped the UK sales charts, beating out Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Overwatch, and Grand Theft Auto V. Elsewhere, big sales on sites like

  • News Gaming Greats Pay Respects to George A. Romero

    Filmmaker passes away aged 77

    George A. Romero, the legendary director behind the Living Dead series of movies, has passed away. The veteran – who appeared as a character in Call of Duty: Black Ops – is considered by many to be the father of the zombie genre, and his enormous influence can be felt all over the video game industry. It’s...

  • News Street Fighter V's New Challenger Could Crush Cars with His Arms

    Final Fight's burly Abigail enters the ring

    Abigail, the daringly dressed penultimate foe from Final Fight, is the latest brawler to be added to Street Fighter V’s rapidly inflating roster – and he’s beefed up a bit since his Super Nintendo days. The enormous antagonist is literally so big that many franchise fans have pondered how grappling...

  • News Windjammers Plays Frisbee on PS4, Vita from 29th August

    Hope you like jammin', too

    Kiss goodbye to all other games, as Windjammers will power (disc) its way to the PlayStation 4 and Vita from 29th August. The legendary game of Frisbee was announced for Sony’s systems all the way back at PlayStation Experience last year, and after a closed beta last month, is finally ready to charge up and lob a piece...