News - June, 2018

Saturday30th Jun 2018

Friday29th Jun 2018

  • News Drake's New Record Has a Final Fantasy Jam on It

    Bahamut's plan

    A slow news day story to kickstart your Friday: Drake dropped his new album Scorpion overnight which includes a song named Final Fantasy and appears to sample the legendary video game franchise. Listen carefully to the first portion of the song and you’ll hear a harp, which seems to be lifted from Final Fantasy’s legendary prelude...

  • News Crash Bandicoot Update Adds New Level and HDR Support on PS4

    Play Future Tense now

    An update for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is now available on PS4, bringing a couple of interesting additions to the nostalgic package. First and foremost is a new level named Future Tense, an entirely original creation from Vicarious Visions. As for where it's located, it's been added to Crash Bandicoot Warped's hub...

  • Feature The Promising PS4 Games of July 2018

    Summer sessions

    Look, we're not gonna lie: July is a bit of a dry month for PlayStation 4 games. Must be that sweltering heat, eh? Still, we've gone ahead and highlighted several titles that we think are worthy of your attention. And hey, if you don't like them, you can always get cracking on that backlog. Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered:...

  • News Amy Hennig Leaves EA, Goes Independent

    "Ragtag" Star Wars game now open world

    With EA closing Visceral Games last year and its Amy Hennig-fronted Star Wars game, codenamed "Ragtag", being handed over to EA Vancouver, it appeared that the future of the project was in doubt. Now, in an interview with Eurogamer at this year's Gamelab conference, Hennig has announced that she left EA in...

  • Poll What Are Your Summer Gaming Habits?

    Fun in the sun

    Summertime can a weird period for gaming. Traditionally, big publishers don't bother launching their blockbusters during the summer months, although this trend has started fizzling out over the last few years or so. Still, looking at a list of  2018 release dates shows an absolutely packed latter half of the year, leaving June,...

Thursday28th Jun 2018

Wednesday27th Jun 2018

  • News July PlayStation Plus Games Announced

    Summer lovin'

    Sony's revealed what games PlayStation Plus subscribers can get their hands on in July -- and it's not a bad looking month. On PlayStation 4, members get Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain and online-based fighter Absolver. Elsewhere, Vita users nab Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma and Space Overlords (the latter is...

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    Review Heavy Rain

    Rain dunce

    Republished on Wednesday 27th June 2018: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of July's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Love it or loathe it, Heavy Rain is an important game. The drizzly depression session certainly didn't invent the idea of interactive drama – developer...

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    Review Absolver


    Republished on Wednesday 27th June 2018: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of July's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. As we looked away from the screen to make some review notes, another player rounded the corner and started beating our motionless avatar. Not wanting to stand...

  • News Sony Confident of Cross-Console Play Solution

    "We're looking at a lot of the possibilities"

    The whole cross-console saga has been rumbling for over a year now, and whichever side of the fence you sit on, it’s perhaps fair to say that Sony’s response hasn’t been great to date. Veteran executive Shawn Layden, talking to at Gamelab i

  • News Animal Crossing Inspired Castaway Paradise Hits the Beach on PS4 Next Month

    Summer holiday

    If you're a fan of doing favours for cute little animal people then you may want to check out Castaway Paradise, which is coming to PlayStation 4 next month, on the 31st July. The game's inspired by Nintendo's Animal Crossing series, and it's been available on PC since 2015. Over on Steam it's got very positive user reviews, so...

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    Review Super Bomberman R

    Bombs away

    With over 30 entries in the Bomberman series, you’d be excused for thinking the formula would be getting stale and running out of ideas. However, Super Bomberman R proves that there are still a few tricks up those bomb-filled sleeves. Recent years have seen a plethora of spin-offs released, but this year’s entry is a return to the...

  • News Destiny 2 Is Free to Download and Play This Weekend on PS4

    Worth a shot?

    Okay, so Destiny 2's going through some rough times, but why not form your own opinion of Bungie's shooter by taking it out for a spin this weekend? That's right, Destiny 2 is free to download and play starting this Friday (that's the 29th June) on PlayStation 4. You can even go ahead and pre-download it right now. Any progress you...

  • News New Sale Brings More Digital Discounts to European PS Store

    Indie bargain bin

    Another week, another round of offers on the PlayStation Store. In addition to the brilliant Dragon Ball FighterZ becoming Deal of the Week at £34.99, the ongoing Digital Zone sale has been refreshed, and there are some great titles included that you may want to check out. Included this time are games like Celeste, The Swords of...

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    Review Lumines Remastered

    Lumines beings are we

    Rhythm games have a long and storied history throughout gaming, and Tetsuya Mizuguchi is one of the most important creators tied to it, having created such masterpieces as Rez, Child of Eden, the upcoming – and incredible looking – Tetris Effect, and of course Lumines. So it’s cause for celebration that the...

  • Poll Ultimate PlayStation Character Tournament: Top 8 - Match 124

    Ready? Fight!

    This is the thirty-sixth week of our Ultimate PlayStation Character Tournament, and the final week of top 8 matches. 128 characters enter, but only one will be crowned champion -- and you decide who that champion will be. If you want to know more about the Ultimate PlayStation Character Tournament, be sure to click...

  • News PUBG Corp Withdraws Copyright Lawsuit Against Epic Games and Fortnite

    Victory royale

    About a month ago, we reported that PUBG Corp, the company behind PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, had issued a copyright violation lawsuit against the creators of Fortnite, Epic Games. Well, the studio now seems to have suddenly dropped all legal action. PUBG Corp has been making a case against Epic since January 2018, and planned to...

  • News Unravel Two Demo Available This Week on PS4

    It takes two

    Unravel Two was one of EA's only real surprises at its EA Play press conference, announcing that the sequel would be ready to purchase immediately. Now the publisher has released a demo on the PlayStation Store, so you can try your hand at this cutesy co-op adventure before you buy. The demo consists of the game's first two levels, and...

  • News Cat Quest II: The Lupus Empire Leaps onto PS4 in 2019


    The Gentlebros has announced a sequel to Cat Quest, its well-liked feline fantasy RPG. Cat Quest II: The Lupus Empire is making its way to PS4 early next year, and from the above teaser, it looks like it'll offer a similarly twee experience. The major difference, however, is the addition of two-player co-op. You'll be able to play...

Tuesday26th Jun 2018

  • Talking Point What Free July 2018 PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    When will July 2018's PS Plus lineup be revealed?

    What’s the July 2018 PlayStation Plus lineup? And when will the July 2018 PS Plus lineup be revealed? With the madness of E3 2018 all over, Sony's selection of free PS+ titles for July 2018 are destined to be the biggest story of next week. In this article, we’re going to round up all...

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    Review Far Cry 3: Classic Edition

    The definition of insanity

    We have to say, it's rather pleasant to play Far Cry 3 again. There's a simplicity to it that we appreciate -- the wildlife is present but less malicious, the main antagonist is still wonderfully unstable, and the Rook Islands still make for an enjoyable, picturesque backdrop. That we are playing this entry through again...

  • News Pokémon-Like MMO Temtem Is Coming to PS4

    I choose you

    Temtem, a role-playing title from Spanish developer Crema Games, is heading to PlayStation 4. The studio turned to Kickstarter around a month ago in order to help fund the game's development, and it wasn't long before its goal was smashed. If you've watched the trailer that we've embedded above, you'll already know that it looks a...

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    Review Rainbow Skies

    Taste the Rainbow

    It’s taken six years for us to finally get our hands on the sequel to Rainbow Moon and thankfully the wait has been very much worth it. Rainbow Skies is bigger and better than its predecessor in pretty much every way. There's a much stronger narrative this time round and you can tell that a lot more effort has been poured into...

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    Review LEGO The Incredibles

    No capes

    The licensed LEGO games have covered plenty of cinematic ground - especially if you include the now defunct LEGO Dimensions line - and at this point they’ve become a bit of a video game institution. While you’d think the well would’ve run dry over the last decade or so, the arrival of LEGO The Incredibles, to coincide with the release...

  • News Media Molecule's E3 2018 Dreams Live Musical Performance Sure Is Something


    You may recall from Sony's E3 2018 press conference that Dreams featured in very small snippets dotted throughout the show. Well, after the presser was over, Media Molecule stuck around for the after show party, where a few people from the studio performed a 15-minute set of music live just using this ambitious software. We've embedded...

Monday25th Jun 2018

Saturday23rd Jun 2018

  • News Snatch Sizeable PS4 Savings in New NA Flash Sale

    Up to 70 per cent off this weekend only

    Sony’s gotten very good at emptying players’ wallets, with virtually every week bringing a new round of PlayStation Store savings. This time it’s North America taking the charge, with an all-new Flash Sale cutting the price of copious must-own titles. Alien: Isolation, for example, is just $8.99 – and...

  • News Inazuma Eleven Ares Plays a First-Time Pass to PS4 Next Year

    On target

    Inazuma Eleven Ares, the football-themed role-playing game from Level-5, will make its PlayStation 4 debut in Western territories next year. Buried deep in a press release spotted by ResetEra and shared by Gematsu, the Japanese developer notes that its new game will launch in Europe and North America in 2019, where it aims to “tap into...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 225

    The 'Rather Be Watching the World Cup' Edition

    There’s a full programme of World Cup football to look forward to this weekend, so game time’s likely to be on the short side – unless you’re desperately attempting to avoid watching grown men roll around on the ground. In that case, you may be eager to do a spot of gaming instead – here’s...

Sunday24th Jun 2018

  • News Big the Cat, Amy Rose, and Chao Join Team Sonic Racing


    Big the Cat’s hanging up his fishing rod in favour of four wheels, as three new characters join the roster of Team Sonic Racing. The frog-obsessed feline will be joined by the forever friend-zoned Amy Rose and four different Chao characters – all driving in the, ahem, same car. The newcomers were revealed as part of a Sonic the Hedgehog...

Friday22nd Jun 2018

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Wednesday20th Jun 2018

  • Report PlayStation Now to Add Downloads This Year

    Starting with PS4 games in September

    Following on from last week’s rumour, it sounds like full-game downloads really are coming to PlayStation Now later this year. Kotaku reports that starting from September of this year, Sony plans to add an option that will allow subscribers to play various PlayStation 4 titles without needing to stream them;...

Tuesday19th Jun 2018

Monday18th Jun 2018

Saturday16th Jun 2018

  • News Why Ninja Theory's Leaving PlayStation

    In its own words

    If there was one thing at Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference that stung most for PlayStation fans, it was the announcement that Ninja Theory – the cult favourite developer of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved, and Hellblade – had become part of Microsoft Studios. Despite over a decade of games on Sony hardware, this...

  • Report AMD's Next-Gen Graphics Tech Is Being Built Specifically for PS5

    Sony is leading the charge

    Sony’s less eager to talk about the PlayStation 5 than its competitor, but murmurs coming out of E3 2018 suggest that work is well underway. In fact, exclusive reports by both WCCFTech and Forbes claim that AMD’s next-gen graphics architecture Navi has been created specifically for the Japanese giant’s upcoming...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 224

    E3 hangover club

    E3 2018 has almost killed us, so here’s a not-so brief WAYP to remind you that it’s the weekend. You didn’t think we were going to miss it, did you? Never. Robert Ramsey, Deputy Editor: I'll be continuing Fallout 4 in between watching various World Cup matches. Let's hope that the weekend's footie is a little more exciting!...

Friday15th Jun 2018

  • Guide 20 Best New PS4 Games at E3 2018

    PlayStation 4's best new games

    What are the best PS4 games of E3 2018? We’re keeping tabs on everything that’s being announced in Los Angeles this week, and collating all of our favourites to bring you a definitive list of the top PlayStation 4 titles on display at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. Want to know which new PS4 releases...

  • Guide How to Watch the World Cup with PSVR

    Every match in virtual reality

    How do you watch the World Cup with PlayStation VR? This year, the BBC is giving you the chance to watch Russia's World Cup 2018 in virtual reality, courtesy of your PSVR headset. All 33 of the BBC's televised games can be live streamed straight into your device, but what do you need to do to set things up?...

Saturday16th Jun 2018

  • Rumour Is PlayStation Now Getting a Download Option?

    Game pass

    PlayStation Now could be about to get a whole lot more desirable, but we’d hold your horses before getting too hyped. An image has popped up on Reddit showing a screenshot from the streaming service’s user interface, and it appears to imply that a ‘Download’ option is being added to the application. Theoretically, this wou

Friday15th Jun 2018

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  • Guide ANTHEM - Everything We Know So Far

    More than just Destiny 3

    EA finally revealed more about the enigma that is the upcoming shooter MMO ANTHEM during this year's press conference at E3 2018. We now know that it's a shared-world shooter like Destiny 2, that it features a single player story to follow, and that there's a bunch of usual BioWare trimmings like classes, statistics, and...

  • Reaction Great Games Rule Supreme at E3 2018

    Content is king

    The story of this E3 2018, as far as we’re concerned, has been great games. We all have lapses in our excitement for the medium – it’s natural. But if you went into this year’s event feeling a little fatigued, then no doubt you’ll have found something somewhere to rekindle your enthusiasm. Whether it’s the hushed whispers...

  • Guide Battlefield V - Everything We Know So Far

    Battlefield Royale

    EA finally revealed Battlefield V at its press conference during E3 2018, and it's pretty much as you expected it. It takes place during World War 2, features one of those crazy popular Battle Royale modes, and a bunch of systems have been tweaked to emphasise team play. In this guide we'll run you through everything we know...

Thursday14th Jun 2018

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  • News There's Only 362 Days Until E3 2019 Gets Underway

    Mark your calendars

    Would the Push Square team please look away now? The Electronic Software Association has announced that E3 will return on 11th June, 2019. This means that there are 362 days until next year’s show gets underway. It sounds like a long way away, but you know how the old adage goes: time flies when you’re having fun. So what...

  • E3 2018 Tour the PlayStation Booth with Shuhei Yoshida

    Thumbs up

    Sony’s not doing many (any?) interviews with press at E3 2018, but here’s a cool video of Shuhei Yoshida touring the PlayStation booth. It’s a marketing fluff piece (and not really a tour, if we’re honest) but it’s just refreshing to actually see the Worldwide Studios president again. We quite like how he’s constantly doing the...

Wednesday13th Jun 2018

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  • Round Up All E3 2018 Press Conference Announcements

    Every single PS4 headline

    What was announced at E3 2018? Quite a lot as it turns out, so we’ve compiled every press conference reveal in one place to help you to ensure you didn’t miss a single thing. There’s a lot to get through here, so without further ado, let’s get stuck in. E3 2018 Press Conference Announcements Round Up: Sony The...

Tuesday12th Jun 2018

Monday11th Jun 2018

Tuesday12th Jun 2018

  • E3 2018 New Knights and Bikes Trailer Pedals Online

    On the saddle

    Tearaway creator Rex Crowle’s been beavering away on whimsical co-operative adventure Knights and Bikes for some time now, but it’s really looking great in its E3 2018 trailer. The title, which is inspired by the likes of Earthbound, sees you assume the roles of Nessa and Demelza, two girls who get their first taste of freedom...

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Saturday9th Jun 2018

  • E3 2018 New Crash Bandicoot Reveal Coming Very Soon

    DLC, or something more?

    An interesting detail that pops up on Geoff Keighley's E3 2018 livestream schedule, the team behind Crash Banidcoot N. Sane Trilogy will be joining Geoff in order to reveal a "first look at something new". It's happening on Monday at 17:30 Eastern time. Naturally, people are already losing their minds over the...

Sunday10th Jun 2018

  • E3 2018 Where the Hell Was Skate 4 at EA's Press Conference?

    Face plant

    There was a big, skateboard-shaped hole in EA’s big E3 2018 press conference today: where was Skate 4? Expectations, as they so often are, were raised to astronomical levels earlier this week when the publisher unceremoniously re-enabled Skate 3’s servers on last-gen consoles. Many, perhaps not unreasonably, assumed that it signalled...

Saturday9th Jun 2018

Sunday10th Jun 2018

  • E3 2018 Unravel Two, Out Now, Is Local Co-Op Only

    Just the two of us

    A quick note for those of you planning to pick up Unravel Two, which was announced and released hours ago: there’s no online co-op. Despite the game having a big multiplayer focus, it can currently only be played in local multiplayer. There is, obviously, a single player option as well. This means that you’re going to have to...

Saturday9th Jun 2018

Friday8th Jun 2018

Saturday9th Jun 2018

  • Guide What Time Is EA's E3 2018 Press Conference?

    And what to expect

    Ah, good old Electronic Arts. Despite being one of the world's biggest video game publishers, EA can never seem to get its E3 press conferences right. For a few years now, the company has splintered from the Los Angeles event in order to host its own "we promise this has nothing to do with E3" showcases, but everyone still...

Friday8th Jun 2018

Saturday9th Jun 2018

Friday8th Jun 2018

  • Feature Predict E3 2018 with the 4th Annual Push Square Community Quiz

    Can you beat E3?

    Ooooh, it's that time again! Those of you who have been reading Push Square for a number of years will have no doubt taken part in our annual E3 community quiz before, and now it's back for its fourth year. If you're sitting there scratching your head, have no fear -- we're going to explain what this is all about before we get...

  • E3 2018 Official Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Announced

    Starts later this month

    Bandai Namco has announced that Dragon Ball FighterZ is getting its own World Tour, much like Tekken 7. The tour will feature a currently unspecified number of fighting game events around the globe, and it all kicks off at the CEO Fighting Game Championship in Florida on the 29th June. Details are a little thin right now,...

Thursday7th Jun 2018

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Thursday7th Jun 2018

  • E3 2018 Capcom Bringing Mega Man, Street Fighter to Show Floor

    Dante's inferno

    Capcom’s announced its lineup of playable E3 2018 games, and it’s more or less what you’d expect from the publisher. Perhaps more than anyone, it’s the Blue Bomber that’s headlining the showfloor for the firm, which is a sentence we never thought we’d write given all of the hullabaloo with Mighty No. 9. But yes, both Mega...

Wednesday6th Jun 2018

Thursday7th Jun 2018

  • E3 2018 Persona Dancing Games Likely to Boogie to Western Shores

    SEGA reveals full lineup

    Atlus is set to announce two new titles on 7th June, and it’s looking like they’ll be Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night. Gematsu’s uncovered a directory on the label’s official website which it believes will host the website for the pair of pirouetting spin-offs, although obviously file...

Wednesday6th Jun 2018

Tuesday5th Jun 2018

  • Guide Onrush Tips and Tricks to Make You MVP Everytime

    Crash and conquer

    Onrush is a very different kind of arcade racer, so we’ve put together some tips and tricks to help make you the MVP in every race. You’re going to need to forget every road rule you’ve learned over the past 30 years, because Codemasters’ latest plays unlike anything else. In this guide, we’re going to talk you through...

  • Guide Vampyr Combat and Upgrade Tips - How to Fight Well and Upgrade Your Weapons and Abilities

    How to not suck

    Combat in Vampyr is like a combination of Assassin's Creed, Batman: Arkham Knight, and Bloodborne. You hack and slash your way through enemies, dodge and parry their attacks, and use special abilities to both heal yourself and harm others. While it's a pretty simple affair, there is a lot of depth to it that you might not realise at...

  • News Fallout 76 Is Going All-Out at E3 2018

    Bethesda gets the big one

    Every year, one of E3's biggest games gets pasted across the towers of The Hotel Figueroa in Los Angeles. We're going to assume that this prime advertising space costs quite a bit of cash to secure, so the fact that Bethesda's nabbed it for Fallout 76 is perhaps an indication that the publisher is going all-in on...

  • Guide Onrush - How to Perform a Vomit Comet Action

    Which way is up?

    Onrush has a Trophy named ‘Which Way Is Up?’ which requires you to perform a Vomit Comet action. So how do you get it? We’re going to explain how in this guide. How to Perform a Vomit Comet Action in Onrush: To perform a Vomit Comet action and unlock the ‘Which Way Is Up?’ Trophy in Onrush, you need to do a...

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    Review BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

    Double down

    On a surface level it's easy to look at BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and dub it Arc System Works Asset Reuse: The Game. In some ways that snarky title is disappointingly accurate, but it ignores the effort that's gone into making this stylish 2D fighter a lot of fun to play. Tag Battle features characters from four different...

Wednesday6th Jun 2018

  • News Sony Bins E3 2018 Press Conference Pre-Show

    Counting down with daily reveals instead

    Sony’s definitely been experimenting with different press conference formats over the past year, and one of its bolder ideas at E3 2017 was to deliver an hour-long pre-show prior to the main event itself. For many, the pre-show was better than the briefing that followed, bringing a wide-array of...

Tuesday5th Jun 2018

  • News Streaming Service PlayStation Now Tops 650 Games, Discounted Through September

    Now what?

    Streaming service PlayStation Now has been quietly amassing an enormous software library, and in the United States it’s just topped 650 games. That’s a lot of content on-demand for a nominal monthly fee, with the platform holder putting the service on sale through 25th September. From today, newcomers will be able to get their first...

  • News Team Sonic Racing Is More Than a Mario Kart Clone

    There's no AiAi in Team Sonic Racing

    It’s not a popular opinion, but Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed was up there with Mario Kart in our eyes – and just a pointed snout behind Crash Team Racing, which is still gaming’s greatest ever kart racer, of course. Team Sonic Racing comes with credentials, then – even if it is lacking the...

  • News June 2018's PlayStation Plus Games Are Available Now

    Close encounters

    Get them while they're hot! This month's complimentary collection of PlayStation Plus titles is now ready to download in Europe, with availability in the Americas to follow suit in due course. As a reminder, the PS4 games you can look forward to for June are the brilliant sci-fi strategy game XCOM 2, and the fun, addictive...

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    Review Shape of the World

    A world of pure imagination

    Vancouver-based developer Hollow Tree Games has come a long way since its first Kickstarter for Shape of the World in 2015. It's exciting that new IPs such as this can be realised with the right practice, and the studio's hard work over the past three or so years has largely paid off. Shape of the World is a delightfully...

  • Store Update 5th June 2018 (Europe)

    A legend reborn

    E3 2018 may be right around the corner, but the games industry sleeps for no one. This week's PlayStation Store update is actually a surprisingly meaty one, with two relatively high-profile titles in the form of Vampyr and Onrush vying for your attention. There’s also new The Elder Scrolls Online content to look forward to, as well...

  • Guide Vampyr - How to Earn XP from Combat, Quests, and Sucking Blood

    Feed me

    Vampyr might ask you to spend most of your time locked in dialogue with its cast of colourful characters, but it's first and foremost an RPG. That means experience, skill systems, and upgradable weapons. However, it's also a narrative adventure like Life is Strange, so the developers have tied the two genres together by providing the best XP...

Wednesday6th Jun 2018

  • News Gran Turismo Spotted in Wreck-It Ralph 2 Trailer

    Epiphany digital

    Wreck-It Ralph 2’s trailer broke the Internet earlier this week, and fans have spent days looking for Easter eggs as the eponymous hero (?) heads down the cyber-highway for an all-new adventure. But one reference that may have been overlooked among Twitter’s iconic blue birds and all of the Disney princesses ever is… Gran...

Tuesday5th Jun 2018

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    Review Far Cry 5: Hours of Darkness

    Hell or high whatever

    In the two months since its release, the general consensus surrounding Far Cry 5 has settled on it being a solid experience but also one that didn’t bring anything new to the table. In the hope of finding something fresh, series fans have been placing their bets on the game’s post-launch DLC to satisfy those needs. The...

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    Review Vampyr

    Sucky combat

    DONTNOD has so far released two games: 2013's often forgotten Remember Me and the breakout success Life Is Strange. Vampyr is the ambitious company's latest project, and it combines the action of the former with the narrative focus of the latter. You play as Jonathan E. Reid, an acclaimed surgeon recently turned vampire who's...

  • Rumour Fallout 76 Release Date Could Be July, According to Leak

    That would be fast

    We know that Bethesda likes to launch its games quite quickly following their initial reveals, so we wouldn't be at all surprised to see the recently announced Fallout 76 release this year. However, according to the title's original Amazon product page, the game could actually hit store shelves as early as next month...

  • News Sony to Announce New PS4 Games Daily Prior to E3 2018

    The countdown begins

    Sony’s counting down to E3 2018 by making a new announcement every single day starting from 6th June running right the way through to the organisation’s press conference on 11th June. The appetisers will air live at 8AM PT/4PM BST every day, and will span everything from a first-party release date through to brand new games...

  • News Red Dead Redemption 2 Will Include Timed Exclusive PS4 Content

    Fanboys at dawn

    In potentially controversial news, Red Dead Redemption 2 will include timed exclusive content on the PlayStation 4. We’ve known for some time that Sony is the lead marketing partner on the Rockstar release, but a PlayStation Store pre-order page has shed a little more light on the relationship, revealing that “select...

  • Feature Revisiting the Worst E3 Press Conference of All Time

    Konami 2010, 8 years later

    The year is 2010, and publishers are starting to spend more and more money on E3. In particular, companies like Sony and Microsoft are embracing E3 as means of generating hype and excitement for upcoming hardware and software. A global stage where dreams are made and fanboy tears are shed. And then, there's Konami. At...

  • News Destiny 2's Fall Expansion Is Called Forsaken, Returns Players to the Reef

    Hold the snark

    Bungie has been busy bigging up Destiny 2's second year of content, and ahead of its planned reveal livestream tomorrow, it's dropped a teaser for the shooter's Fall expansion. It's called -- rather ironically, if you're feeling snarky -- Destiny 2: Forsaken. Going by the little clip that the developer's posted to Twitter, the...

Tuesday5th Jun 2018

  • News Hitman 2 Leaked Ahead of Pre-E3 2018 Reveal

    Sloppy work, Agent 47

    Like a Hitman mission that goes horribly awry, Agent 47 has fluffed his lines here. Danish developer IO Interactive hinted at Hitman news earlier today, with publishing partner Warner Bros promptly following up with a video clip of an F1 race track. It seems both parties have been teasing Hitman 2, as t

Monday4th Jun 2018

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  • Poll Which PS4 Exclusive Has You Most Hyped at Sony's E3 2018 Showcase?

    The best of a great bunch

    Sony is approaching things differently when it comes to E3 2018, as its first-party focus will lie at the feet of four exclusive games when PlayStation takes to the stage. Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima, Spider-Man, and The Last of Us: Part II are all planning on wowing audiences around the world with brand new trailers...

  • News Detroit: Become Human Is Quantic Dream's 'Most Successful' Game So Far

    Press X to congratulate

    Detroit: Become Human got a generally strong reception from critics, but the feedback from fans has been overwhelmingly positive thus far. And it sounds like Quantic Dream’s sci-fi opus has been a hit commercially as well, as bigwig Guillaume de Fondaumière has tweeted that the title is the French studio's “most...

  • News Brand New ANTHEM Assets Unearthed Ahead of E3 2018

    Throw all your hands up

    ANTHEM, the new Destiny-esque co-operative game from Mass Effect developer BioWare, is shaping up to be one of the biggest games of E3 2018 – even though there are question marks over its ability to deliver something new and original. And in less than a week’s time, you’ll be learning a lot more about the title at...

  • News Capcom Extends Deep Down Trademark, Prompting Fresh Speculation

    Alive and kicking?

    Deep Down, the game that debuted during the PlayStation 4’s reveal conference, has been missing in action for many a year now – but Capcom’s filed a request to extend the medieval title’s trademark, prompting fresh speculation about the status of the once anticipated foray. It’s been over three years since we last got an

Saturday2nd Jun 2018

  • Feature What Not to Expect at E3 2018

    Tempering the hype

    E3 season is always about dreaming big. Sony's 2015 press conference is of course the perfect example of fan-fiction turned reality with the re-reveal of The Last Guardian and the outlandish announcements of Final Fantasy VII Remake and Shenmue III dominating chatter for that particular year. But sometimes it's a good idea to put...

  • Feature The Promising PS4 Games of June 2018

    Summer lovin'

    We're already half-way through 2018 - how did that happen? More pertinently, how come June plays host to a surprising number of notable game releases? It might not be a patch on May's busy release schedule, but for a traditionally slow month (and one dominated by E3 news) there's a fair amount to look forward to. So, what's out in June...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 222


    There's no Champions League final this weekend, which will no doubt please Loris Karius. There is football in the form of international friendlies, but no one cares about those. With the NBA finals not scheduled to continue until Monday and nothing else going on, we guess we're going to have to play some actual video games until the World Cup...

  • Feature Best PS4 Music of May 2018

    Play it again, Sam(my)

    April provided a rock solid month of music, so it's to be expectd that May would bring thigs back down to Earth a little bit. But instead game music in May was more just a continuation of the quality we've come to expect lately. The month actually had some incredible scores to pick from, including a pretty big Sony exclusive...

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    Review Along Together

    Doggo hunting

    Along Together is a puzzler for PlayStation VR that tasks you with rescuing your pet dog Rishu as two different characters, either the pooch’s male or female owner and their imaginary friend. With a fair few comparisons able to be made between itself and Moss, Along Together arrives with a decent amount of promise, but is that...

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  • News EA Amps Up Anthem Ahead of E3 2018 With Short Teaser

    "Something is out there"

    As Push Square's very own Sammy Barker points out in his latest Talking Point, many publishers are making announcements and teasing games before E3 has even started, and EA has just joined the party. In a recent Tweet, the third party giant has announced that BioWare's new, mysterious sci-fi project Anthem will indeed be...

  • News The Future of Destiny 2 Will Be Revealed Next Week

    How the mighty have Fallen

    Bungie will officially reveal what it’s describing as “Year 2” for Destiny 2 next week. As part of a livestream scheduled to air on Twitch from 9AM PT, the broadcast will presumably include the very first details on the sequel’s next major expansion pack. Fans are expecting something similar to Destiny: The Taken...

  • Talking Point Do We Really Need E3?

    Industry celebration, or shouting contest?

    E3 is widely considered to be the biggest week in the gaming calendar, but is that actually true anymore? In just over ten days, publishers and platform holders will descend upon Los Angeles to reveal to the world their biggest wares – well, assuming they haven’t already leaked on Walmart’s website...