News - July, 2018

Wednesday1st Aug 2018

  • News PES 2019 Adds Eight More Fully Licensed Leagues to Its Roster

    And a demo on 8th August

    Konami may have lost out to rivals EA for the rights to UEFA’s Europa League and Champions League competitions this year, but that doesn’t mean it’s closing the trophy cabinet and letting FIFA run off with the goods without a fight.  Since news broke that PES 2019 would be the first series entry in a decade not...

  • News Chasm's Out Now on PS4 and PS Vita, But It Took Six Years

    Good things come to those who wait

    Bit Kid’s super neat randomly generated Metroidvania Chasm is out now on both the PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita, but it’s a miracle that it exists at all. The more we read about the trials and tribulations of game development, the more we ponder how any titles cross the finish line at all – and this is...

  • News F1 2018 Makes Headlines with Brand New PS4 Gameplay Trailer

    Have you Senna it yet?

    The real-world Formula One season may be well underway, but F1 2018 isn’t far away now. Codemasters has crashed a new gameplay trailer online, which showcases the wealth of improvements you can expect to find in the racer come launch later in the month. The likeable career mode from F1 2017 looks like it’s got the lion’s...

  • News Speed Runner RAZED Will Raise Eye Brows in October on PS4

    Raise you a runner

    Seizure-inducing speed runner RAZED will leg it to the PlayStation 4 on 15th October, publisher PQube has announced. The intense indie game was conceived as part of an EDGE magazine competition, and sees you darting across vibrant landscapes, dodging objects and shaving seconds off your best possible time. There’ll be 60...

Tuesday31st Jul 2018

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  • News PSN Down as Users Can't Sign In

    Saturday night fever

    Were you planning on getting some late night Saturday gaming sessions on the go? Well tough luck, pal -- the PlayStation Network appears to be down. Waves of reports suggest that users are struggling to sign in, and we can confirm that we're also having trouble here at Push Square Towers. It's been some time since we had a...

  • News Indie Devs Are Finding Their Feet with Cheap Platinum Trophies

    "A lot of people will buy it"

    There’s no doubt that the PlayStation 4’s audience is changing, and indie developers are finding it harder than ever to ensure their games stand out against both AAA blockbusters and their many contemporaries. This is particularly problematic for new studios, who don’t have a major hit to their name or an existing...

  • News EDF! EDF! EDF! Will Bug the West This Year

    Earth Defense Force 5 coming soon

    Earth Defense Force 5 will ham up the PlayStation 4 this year. The game – which is already available in Japan – popped up on Sony’s official YouTube channel earlier this week, with a “coming soon” notice. It’s yet to be officially confirmed by D3 Publisher, but pre-orders are live on the North American...

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  • News Sony Removes $5 Requirement from PlayStation Store


    Someone tag rjejr into this article to make sure he sees it because he’s been ranting about this on Push Square for as long as we can remember: Sony has removed the $5 funding charge from the PlayStation Store. This used to be a thing in Europe as well, but it was dropped in most countries at the start of the generation. So for those of you...

  • News Ni no Kuni II's Season Pass DLC Is Nowhere to Be Seen Four Months After Release

    Radio silence from all involved

    It has been four months since Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom released, and for most, the milestone means very little. A chance to reflect on what are most likely positive memories of a lovely JRPG experience, sure, but with the year's biggest hitters on the horizon, a look to the past may not be what most of you had...

  • News Another Digimon RPG Is Heading to PS4

    Digimon are the champions

    Hooray for Digimon and our childhood nostalgia! Although the PlayStation 4's actually had its fair share of Digimon games thus far, we won't say no to another one, especially after the success of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and its sequel. Recently revealed in the latest issue of Japanese magazine...

  • News Uncharted's Laura Bailey Joins Spider-Man Cast as Mary Jane

    Almost obligatory at this stage

    It wouldn’t be a PlayStation exclusive without Laura Bailey, would it? Insomniac Games has announced that the veteran voice actress has joined the cast of Spider-Man as Mary Jane Watson; she’s also voiced Nadine in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Fetch in inFAMOUS: Second Son and...

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  • Guide Best PS4 Racing Games

    Which PS4 driving games are on the podium?

    It's no secret that the PlayStation 4 hasn't had the greatest selection of racing games over the years. Arcade racing games especially have mysteriously disappeared, leaving PS4 owners with little choice when they want to put the pedal to the metal. Having said that, we've still been able to rustle up a...

  • Deals Cheap PS4 Pro, PSVR, and PlayStation 4 Games in UK Amazon Prime Day Sale

    PS Plus memberships also half-price

    Amazon Prime Day 2018 is underway and it’s bringing with it some cheap PS4 Pro and PlayStation 4 deals in the UK. As mentioned, the highlight this year is the 1TB PS4 Pro, which can be yours for as little as £299.99 during the promotional period. The standard 500GB PS4 Slim is also available for £219.00, but...

  • Guide Which Yakuza Games to Play and a Yakuza Series Beginners Guide

    Uncle Kaz is here

    SEGA's Yakuza series has been around since the days of the PlayStation 2, but only over the last year or so has it really began to seep into the consciousness of a wider Western audience. This is largely thanks to 2017's Yakuza 0, which sparked a whole new wave of interest on PlayStation 4. It helped, of course, that Yakuza 0 ended...

  • News Nathan Fillion Plays the Role He Was Born to in Uncharted Fan Movie

    Watch the full thing now

    Sony’s clearly never going to get the long-rumoured Uncharted movie off the ground, so leave it to Canadian director Allan Ungar to stick a 15-minute fan film online. Clearly a plea from the Gridlocked director to get given the full project, this is a slick clip that sticks closely to the blueprints of Naughty Dog’s...

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    Review Mothergunship

    Gun game

    Mothergunship feels like it was created in a ‘Random Video Game Generator’. Procedurally generated levels? Yes. First-person shooter? Yes. Bullet-hell shooter? Somehow, also yes. Against all odds, however, it works. Telling the story of an unnamed soldier (that’s you), you’re thrown into a battle against aliens attacking the Earth;...

  • News Germany Bans Pre-Orders for Games that Don't Have a Set Release Date

    A good thing?

    This is a pretty interesting story. Over in Germany, products that don't have a set release date -- including video games -- are no longer allowed to be pre-ordered. This means that, for example, you can't go ahead and pre-order something like The Last of Us: Part II, since it has a vague "coming soon" release date attached. The...

  • UK Sales Charts Crash Bandicoot Fends Off New Releases to Remain Number One

    N. Sane

    The latest UK all formats chart is in, and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy runs away with another top result thanks to its multiplatform releases last month. It also bests a couple of new entries, with LEGO The Incredibles and the Switch exclusive Octopath Traveler having to settle for second and third respectively. God of War once again...

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    Review Insane Robots

    Full metal CCG

    What do you do with a robot if it goes insane? Well in Playniac’s turn-based battler you’ll make it fight to the death in a fun and unique card driven game which puts tactics to the fore. You begin as the friendly and misunderstood little bot called Franklin, who is condemned to fight for his life in a brutal "last bot...

  • News Sonic Mania Plus Promo Apes Old SEGA Advert

    A whole lot more for less

    Sonic Mania Plus is out tomorrow, bringing the original game back to store shelves with a raft of extra content, such as long lost characters, Mighty and Ray. The wonderfully retro platformer leans heavily into 90s nostalgia, and the above new commercial for the game...

  • Deals Save Big on PS Plus Subs in the UK

    Half-price on 15 month memberships

    Amazon Prime Day 2018 has arrived amid much marketing melodrama, and you can learn about cheap PS4 Pro deals through the link. Perhaps the best offer, however, pertains to PlayStation Plus, where in the UK you can snag a 15 month membership for just £34.99. Remember you will need

Sunday15th Jul 2018

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Friday13th Jul 2018

  • Feature 10 First-Party Multiplayer Franchises Sony Should Bring Back

    Player two

    Sony has been knocking it out of the park in the single-player department for almost a decade now, but Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida lamented the company’s lack of multiplayer hits in a recent interview. While this sector is dominated by third-party favourites like Fortnite and Call of Duty on the PlayStation 4, the...

  • News Bounties Arrive in Destiny 2 Next Week, Promising Better Rewards

    Everything has a price

    Update 1.2.3 is the next reasonably big step forward for Destiny 2, and it's set to drop on Tuesday the 17th July. The patch will add bounties to the game -- a system that longtime players may remember from the original Destiny. Essentially bite-sized objectives, you'll be able to pick bounties up from vendors, although...

  • Guide Best PS4 Headphones and Headsets

    Sound off

    What are the best PS4 headphones and headsets? If you’re an online player, then you’re going to need some kind of communicator to keep in constant contact with your teammates. But even if you play single player, a good pair of headphones can be essential for your PlayStation 4, as playing late at night or when others are in the house...

  • Poll What PS4 Game Are You Most Excited for in the Latter Half of 2018?

    Round 2

    Hey you, did you know that the latter half of 2018 is bloody ridiculous for new game releases? Well if you didn't you do now, and if you think that we're joking, be sure to check out or list of upcoming PlayStation 4 titles. It's going to be mental. With that intro out of the way, we're here on this sunny Friday afternoon to ask you what...

  • News Revisit Shenmue's Famous Dobuita Street in the Flesh

    Through the power of YouTube

    Dobuita Street is perhaps the most memorable location from the original Shenmue game. Home to Tom’s hot-dog stand, Nozomi’s flower shop, and… Like, a car park, it’s the central shopping district in the first instalment. It’s also a real-life place with real-life inspirations, as explained in this excellent...

  • News Mega Penguin Is the Latest Insanity from Dreams on PS4

    Media Molecule's E3 2018 game jam delivers

    Dreams had a strange presence at E3 2018. Aside from small animations dotted throughout Sony's showcase and a smattering of interviews, Media Molecule's biggest showing for its ambitious creation game was a live 15-minute music concert. However,...

  • News Doom Eternal Gameplay to Be Live Streamed from QuakeCon Next Month

    Hell on Earth

    Doom Eternal, a direct sequel to 2016's well received reboot, got a brilliant trailer for its announcement at Bethesda's E3 2018 conference, but not much else. The publisher stated that the game would be shown off at QuakeCon 2018, but it won't just be for those in attendance. The news was recently shared via the official Doom Twitter...

  • Indie Bin Runbow, Bomber Crew, Slime-San: Superslime Edition

    Also: Ice Cream Surfer, Tour de France 2018, Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!

    From the embers of the Push Square Podcast rises Indie Bin – a feature that draws attention to some of the smaller games in PlayStation's busy release schedule. Once the Indie Bin is full, we'll put it out for collection in these consolidated articles...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta Comes to PS4 First in Early August

    Target marked

    The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer beta's got a confirmed date on PlayStation 4. As you'd expect, the beta is heading to Sony's system before it arrives on other platforms (as per Activision's partnership deal with the Japanese giant), and it's all kicking off early next month. Starting on the 3rd August, those who have...

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  • News Nathan Drake's Regenerative Health Was Actually His 'Luck Running Out'

    Action man

    When Uncharted: Drake's Fortune released all the way back in 2007, regenerating health was the latest game design trope that was being bandied around. Every one of Nathan Drake's adventures has used this health system, but this little tidbit from Naughty Dog animator Jonathan Cooper suggests that it wasn't really a health system at all...

  • Rumour Second Tekken 7 DLC Season Pass Leaked

    Return of the king

    Over the last couple of months or so, during various Tekken 7 tournaments, series director Katsuhiro Harada and designer Michael Murray have been teasing the game's future. Naturally, these public appearances have sparked a lot of speculation, with many fans predicting that Tekken 7 is probably getting a second wave of...

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    Review Shining Resonance Refrain

    Shine on

    SEGA's classic Shining series is back, and it's definitely not what old school fans may remember. Shining Resonance Refrain is an enhanced remaster of Shining Resonance -- a PlayStation 3 title that launched only in Japan almost four years ago. It arrives on Western shores with a full (and optional) English dub, as well as a fresh way...

  • News Darksiders III Release Date Confirmed, $400 Collector's Edition Revealed

    Fatal Fury

    Hey, how much do you like Darksiders? Enough to spend $399.99 on a special edition, mayhaps? You’ll get the chance from 27th November, as THQ Nordic has confirmed threequel Darksiders III’s rumoured release date as part of an IGN First story. Just a little more chaos to add to the Christmas apocalypse won’t hurt, w

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    Review The Spectrum Retreat

    Enjoy your stay

    Here's one for you: two years ago, 20-year-old game designer Dan Smith won a BAFTA in the Young Game Designers category for his prototype of what would become The Spectrum Retreat. What's more, publisher Ripstone has stepped in to help turn the game into a fully fledged commercial product. It's quite an achievement for the up and...

  • Store Update 9th July 2018 (Europe)

    Summer dreamin'

    This is one of those weeks where there are tons and tons of games coming out that will appeal to all different kinds of people. There’s Shining Resonance Refrain, Bomber Crew, Danger Zone 2, and many more vying for your attention. What’s taking your fancy? PS4 Games: Shining Resonance Refrain 10 July MLB The Show 18 All Star...

  • News Horror Visual Novel Death Mark Coming to PS4, PS Vita

    You're already dead

    It’s still not dead yet: Aksys Games has announced that Experience’s horror visual novel Death Mark will deploy on the PlayStation 4 and, incredibly, the PS Vita in the West at some point in the future. The niche publisher’s yet to detail a specific release window, but the title first launched a year ago in Japan on...

  • UK Sales Charts Crash Bandicoot Fends Off Jurassic World Evolution for Number One Spot

    Well, there it is

    Jurassic World Evolution released at retail last week, but even the promise of your very own dinosaur empire wasn't quite enough to topple Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Activision's revitalised platformer is once again at the top of the pile, with the dino park management sim debuting in second place. Elsewhere, The Crew 2...

  • News Shawn Layden Shares the Highs and Lows of a 30 Year PlayStation Career

    Ups and downs

    Shawn Layden may be the “suit” you see on stage at E3, but the executive has a 30 year history with PlayStation, spanning multiple roles across various different continents. The current Worldwide Studios chairman previously spent time as the head of SIEJ, and also worked in London for a while as well. It means that the...

  • News Chasm Brings Pixelated Old-School Action to PS4 and Vita This Month

    Release date announced

    We finally have a release date for Chasm, a pixel-art action adventure coming to PS4 and PS Vita. The wait is almost over, as it's launching on both platforms on 31st July 2018. For those not in the know, Chasm is a metroidvania style title featuring old-school challenge, RPG elements,...

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    Review Next Up Hero

    Holding out for a hero

    Death in video games is so frequent that it has virtually lost all meaning. Any slip up is instantly forgiven, and the player is often respawned perfectly alive and well almost instantly. Next Up Hero twists this dynamic on its head, turning game death into a playable mechanic. Next Up Hero is an isometric dungeon crawler...

  • News Battle Chef Brigade Will Cook Up a Storm on PS4

    Trophies make their way online

    It's always a pleasant surprise when you go to make a daily check on Exophase and end up uncovering a new Trophy list for a game that hasn't even been announced for the PlayStation 4 yet. Battle Chef Brigade, a game that made its way to Nintendo Switch and PC in late 2017, is described as a game that blends...

  • News You Can Customise ANTHEM's Damage Floaties to Your Tastes

    Music to our ears

    Is this the official term now? Damage floaties? Hmm, it works, we suppose. So yes, there’s been some criticism of ANTHEM’s number indicators, which pour off enemies when you fill them with lead. But the good news is that BioWare is making them totally customisable: you can turn them off entirely, you can make them smaller (or,...

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    Review MXGP Pro

    MXGP Con

    Milestone releases a large number of racing games every year. Some of them aren’t half bad, such as Gravel, while others, chiefly its motorcycle games, leave something to be desired. Unfortunately, MXGP Pro is one of the motorcycle games, and while this is nowhere near as bad as the absolute debacle that was MXGP 3, it’s a definite step...

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    Review Salary Man Escape

    Zero-hour contract

    The job simulation gag has felt a little too played out as of late when it comes to virtual reality. Job Simulator nailed the humorous vibe when PlayStation VR first launched back in 2016, but since then, a number of copycats have tried to emulate the experience to little avail. Salary Man Escape is another title that hopes to...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 227

    It's coming home

    It’s coming home, it’s coming home, it’s coming, football’s coming home! It’s coming home, it’s coming home, it’s coming, football’s coming home! It’s coming home, it’s coming home, it’s coming, football’s coming home! It’s coming home, it’s coming home, it’s coming, football’s coming home! Sammy...

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  • News PS Plus Double Discounts Slash Prices on EU PlayStation Store

    Bag a bargain

    Got some summer money burning a hole in your pocket? Not a big fan of the SEGA skies outside? Pull those curtains shut and get your pasty ass on the European PlayStation Store, where PlayStation Plus subscribers can currently grab double discounts on a bunch of high-profile games. Some of the highlights include Persona 5, Call of Duty:...

  • News US PlayStation Store Kicks Off Massive Mid-Year Sale

    European Store gets new sale too

    Just when you think your wallet is safe, Sony bursts through the door with another swathe of offers. This time around, the North American PS Store is playing host to the Mid-Year Sale, where you can get some pretty hefty savings on a ridiculous number of titles across PS4, PSVR, PS3, and Vita. With literally...

  • News Sacred Symbols Sees PS I Love You's Colin Moriarty Return to PlayStation Podcasting


    If you’ve had a PlayStation podcast shaped hole in your life since the death of Kinda Funny’s popular PS I Love You XOXO and our very own Push Square Podcast, then you may be interested to learn about Colin Moriarty’s new endeavour: Sacred Symbols. Following largely the same format as the original Podcast Beyond,

  • Poll Ultimate PlayStation Character Tournament: Final 4 - Match 125

    Ready? Fight!

    This is the thirty-seventh week of our Ultimate PlayStation Character Tournament, and the first of two top 4 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...

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    Review The Crew 2

    Déjà crew

    One of the elements that was universally praised about The Crew was its open world. While developer Ivory Tower’s abbreviated version of the USA was a wonderfully put together slice of Americana, the surrounding game, ultimately let things down with its Fast & Furious-inspired story, and disappointing opponent AI. With The Crew...

  • Soapbox Sometimes, the Best Games Are the Simplest

    Going back to basics in games can be refreshing, says Stephen

    Saving the world all the time is exhausting. I can't tell you the number of doomsday plans I've scuppered, wars I've prevented, and Earths I've protected during my gaming career, and it can really take its toll. I'm the Chosen One, and it's all up to me, over and over again, and if I...

Tuesday3rd Jul 2018

Monday2nd Jul 2018

  • News Ten Years Ago Today, the First PlayStation Trophy Was Unlocked


    Bling. It’s an iconic sound that accompanies practically every contemporary PlayStation game, and it’s now been ten years since Super Stardust HD introduced us to it. All the way back on 2nd July, 2008, updates were released for the PlayStation 3 and Housemarque’s arcade hit which incorporated an all-new brand-wide metagame: Trophies...

  • UK Sales Charts Crash Bandicoot Pips The Crew 2 to Pole Position

    That's put a spin on things

    Perhaps unsurprisingly, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has leapt up the chart from 22nd to secure another No.1, due to the game releasing on several new platforms. It means that Ubisoft's open world racer The Crew 2 had to settle for second place in its debut week. This means that everything else has shifted down a few...

  • Soapbox Fortnite's Popularity Couldn't Have Happened to a More Deserving Game

    Liam's feeling good every time he leaves the Battle Bus

    Fortnite is the biggest video game in the world right now, and the best thing is, it deserves it. As battle royale chatter sweeps across every classroom and workplace worldwide, it would have been easy for a small sense of arrogance to creep in. But in fact, the complete opposite has...

  • News Resident Evil 2, Spider-Man, Dreams Clean Up E3 2018 Awards

    Sony was this year's top publisher by far

    A lot of people feel E3 2018 was a bad show for PlayStation, but Sony swept the Game Critics awards with a whopping six commendations – two more than the next nearest publisher. The multiformat Resident Evil 2 was the surprise recipient of the Best of Show award, but a bunch of PS4 exclusives cleaned up...

  • News Sony Feels It Has the 'Right Amount' of First-Party Teams

    Success measured by significant, impactful, important content

    Enthusiast forums can be reactionary to say the least, so when Microsoft announced that it had acquired a handful of new studios, one popular point of conversation was how Sony should respond. Of course this line of thinking ignores the fact that the Japanese giant already has a robust...

  • Game of the Month Top 4 PlayStation Games of June 2018

    Cars, rainbows, dinosaurs, and puzzles

    Though we're entering the quiet summer months, June turned out to be fairly busy for game releases. Despite E3 keeping us busy and the World Cup getting underway, we still found some time to play a bunch of great...

  • News We Want to Make People Think and Laugh and Cry, Says Sony

    The thing that "knits" it all together

    Sometimes, it’s hard not to see games as perennial underachievers. There are many entertaining experiences out there, yes – but occasionally the medium feels far too risk-averse to realise its true potential. There will, of course, always be a place for score-chasing romps and time-wasting toys, but titles...

  • Feature Best PS4 Music of June 2018

    Hit the high note

    There was a lot to love with May’s slate of game music, including a couple games we may well be discussing when the end of the year rolls around (Detroit!), but June was no slouch either. Another solid month of games brought with it a solid lineup of music! Unravel Two: When Unravel released in 2016, it ended up being a...

Sunday1st Jul 2018

  • News Fans Want to Play Ghost of Tsushima in Black and White

    Glorious greyscale

    Ghost of Tsushima is essentially a love letter to old Japanese samurai movies, and while its recent gameplay reveal trailer demonstrated some stunning use of colour, there are a growing number of fans calling for the game to have a black-and-white filter to add to its authenticity. One fan even re-coloured the E3 2018 trailer to...