News - December, 2018

Monday31st Dec 2018

  • Game of the Year 2018 #2 - Red Dead Redemption 2

    Red or dead

    Where do you even start with Red Dead Redemption 2? The game's a modern masterpiece and developer Rockstar's best ever release. Mature storytelling combines with one of, if not the best open world in gaming, and the result is a phenomenal experience from start to finish. Red Dead Redemption 2 may not be crowned our Game of the Year for...

  • Feature Our Most Hype PlayStation Moments of 2018

    Hype get

    2018 has been one heck of a year for PlayStation. We've been flooded with good games for almost a full 12 months, and so we thought that we'd wheel out the team in order to list our most hype moments of 2018. Ranging from game reveals to individual gaming greatness, these are the moments that got us super excited. Here's to another year of...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Simon's Personal Picks

    Colossal lineup

    The annual Push Square Towers tradition is back, as we sit down our scribes and pester them once more for their five favourite PlayStation games of the year. With such a strong assortment of software in 2018, it’s always tough deciding upon the cream of the crop. We enforced a Pokémon Go ban before Simon sent us his list. Fifth...

Sunday30th Dec 2018

  • News Evidence Mounts for Unannounced Uncharted Game

    More recruitment at Visual Arts Services Group

    Sony appears to be anchoring a new game development team to its Visual Arts Services Group division. For those of you who don’t know, the San Diego-based VASG has been leveraged by various first-party developers for motion capture work, but it’s been quietly recruiting talent from around the world...

  • News Persona 5 R Announced for PS4, More Details Coming in 2019

    Prepare your heart

    And there it is. Atlus has officially teased Persona 5 R, a project that's long been rumoured following its website domain registration back in 2017. The trailer embedded above isn't very long at all, but it does confirm that the game is a PlayStation title. It also says that we'll be getting more information in March 2019, so...

  • News PlayStation Recaps 2018 with PS4's Best Games, Looks Forward to 2019

    See you in 2019

    Here’s a really cool trailer recapping all of the great titles that released on the PlayStation 4 in 2018. The video – which highlights exclusives like God of War – also includes a ‘See You in 2019’ message, confirming at long last that Sony will continue to publish video games in the New Year. We were worried for a second.

  • Game of the Year 2018 #3 - Marvel's Spider-Man

    Spectacular

    A lot of things could've gone wrong with Marvel's Spider-Man. Such a beloved character brings with it a massive list of expectations from millions of fans, and while the superhero's video game career has had its moments, there have been several titles that have left players a little cold. When you consider the pressure on Insomniac Games...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Rebecca's Personal Picks

    Ink machine

    The annual Push Square Towers tradition is back, as we sit down our scribes and pester them once more for their five favourite PlayStation games of the year. With such a strong assortment of software in 2018, it’s always tough deciding upon the cream of the crop. We confiscated Rebecca's Nintendo Switch before she handed in her list...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Best Story

    Novel worthy

    Alongside the usual top 10 countdown that culminates in the crowning of Push Square's game of the year, we've decided to expand our deliberations this year. On a select couple of days we will be celebrating different types of games, from smaller indie titles to those that push the boundaries of virtual reality. Today, we're celebrating...

Saturday29th Dec 2018

  • Soapbox PSVR Quietly Had an Outstanding Year

    Sammy reckons 2018 has been strong for VR

    Rightly or wrongly, Sony’s earned a reputation for scrapping unsuccessful products. I don’t think it’s always fair because, when you see the sales data on PS Vita’s software for example, you can’t really expect a company to keep throwing cash at a system that’s clearly never going to stick. That...

  • News Assassin's Creed Event Goes Live in Monster Hunter: World

    Not-so-hidden blade

    Monster Hunter: World's latest collaboration is live, with Assassin's Creed sneaking onto the scene. From now until the 10th January, you'll be able to take part in a new event quest that rewards you with layered armour sets and even an Assassin's Hood specialised tool. The two armour sets are based on Bayek and Ezio. Cool. Will...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Best Indie Game

    Celebrating the one man teams

    Alongside the usual top 10 countdown that culminates in the crowning of Push Square's game of the year, we've decided to expand our deliberations this year. On a select couple of days we will be celebrating different types of games, from smaller indie titles to those that push the boundaries of virtual reality. Today,...

  • Game of the Year 2018 #4 - Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

    Best quest

    What a game Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is. Just when you think it's over, there's another 50 hours left. Then maybe another 50. But somehow, throughout all that time, it still manages to keep you on your toes. Its overall plot may be cliche, but the way that it's told and the many twists that it conjures deserve a huge...

  • News Déraciné Easter Eggs Not Indicative of Bloodborne 2

    Miyazaki reckons developer went overboard

    As it’s wont to do, the Internet lost its mind last month when PlayStation VR exclusive Déraciné launched chock-full of Bloodborne Easter eggs. Many felt that it was evidence of an impending sequel, a sentiment reinforced by news that lauded Japanese developer From Software is work

  • Game of the Year 2018 Graham's Personal Picks

    Moss Eisley

    The annual Push Square Towers tradition is back, as we sit down our scribes and pester them once more for their five favourite PlayStation games of the year. With such a strong assortment of software in 2018, it’s always tough deciding upon the cream of the crop. We told Graham we'd burn his cassette collection if he didn't send us his...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 252

    Once more in 2018

    All that build up and anticipation, and Christmas is done and dusted already. Of course, there’s a chance that the bearded gift bearer may have left you some new games to play, and that’s why we’re here once again with your regularly scheduled WAYP – the last of the year, in fact. Sammy Barker, Editor: For the first time...

Friday28th Dec 2018

Thursday27th Dec 2018

  • Guide Upcoming PSVR Games in 2019

    PlayStation VR's second wave

    What upcoming PSVR games are releasing in 2019? Sony delivered an incredible lineup of PlayStation VR software in 2019, with titles like Astro Bot Rescue Mission being genuine Game of the Year candidates. But with the accessory more affordable than ever and an ever-expanding catalogue of must-play titles, we’ve...

  • News Persona 5 R Announcement Could Be Coming as Atlus Updates Website

    Thou art I

    An updated or enhanced version of Persona 5 has long been rumoured, and now an official announcement is starting to look more and more likely. A while back Atlus registered a website domain for 'P5R', and the company has just moved that domain over to its own servers. This suggests that whatever P5R is, Atlus is preparing to push the...

  • News Japanese Developers Sure Do Love the PS4

    Industry professionals big on PlayStation blockbusters

    Look, there’s no question that the Nintendo Switch has brushed the PlayStation 4 aside in Japan, but Eastern developers still have a lot of love for Sony and its games. The latest issue of Famitsu magazine includes a poll voted on by 128 Japanese developers and industry professionals, and it...

  • News Persona 5 B, Persona 5 M, Persona 5 S Website Domains Registered by Atlus as Mystery Deepens

    Games, anime, music? Who knows

    Okay, now things are getting a little more complicated. Following on from the news that Atlus had moved its P5R (Persona 5 R) website domain to its own servers -- prompting speculation of an imminent game announcement -- the company has now gone and registered several more domains through a marketing company. The new...

  • News Serious Sam Collection Seemingly Screaming to PS4

    Sam, I am

    Croteam’s been eating off the success of Serious Sam since the start of time, so it’s perhaps no surprise that the Serious Sam Collection has been rated for release on the PlayStation 4. This compilation previously deployed on the PlayStation 3, and included Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter,...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Robert's Personal Picks

    There be dragons

    The annual Push Square Towers tradition is back, as we sit down our scribes and pester them once more for their five favourite PlayStation games of the year. With such a strong assortment of software in 2018, it’s always tough deciding upon the cream of the crop. Rob spent a whole week "finding himself" up in the mountains before...

  • Game of the Year 2018 #6 - Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition

    A trinket worth keeping

    Considering the plentiful buffet of new games catered throughout this year, it is easy for one to miss the indie repertoire of 2018. From witnessing an arduous father and son journey in the realm of Midgard to trotting the lands of the Wild West, avid gamers were sure to have been in a race against time to experience the...

  • News Japanese Sales Charts: Dragon Quest Builders 2 Sells Best on PS4, But Can't Beat Smash

    Sony hardware momentum holds

    The latest Japanese charts are in, and the one new entry worth talking about is Dragon Quest Builders 2. Square Enix's sequel entered the software charts in fourth place with 110,000 copies, and the PlayStation 4 version of the game beat out the Switch version by around 13,000 copies. A respectable total, but the PS4...

  • Indie Bin Crayola Scoot, Dakar 18, Farming Simulator 19

    Also: Hellfront: Honeymoon, RAZED

    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 featuring several pint-sized reviews. The metric here is...

Wednesday26th Dec 2018

  • Guide Best PS4 Games

    PlayStation 4's top games

    What are the top 50 PS4 games? The PlayStation 4 is in the latter half of its lifecycle now, and with age comes a substantial library of games. With such a huge selection of top quality titles, it can be tough deciding what to buy or play, and that's why we've put together this list of what we think are the best games on...

  • News PlayStation Plus January 2019 Games Announced

    Winter is coming

    Sony you swines, this is supposed to be a day off! Like you, we’ve spent the afternoon stuffing our faces with turkey and cranberry sandwiches, but here’s the January 2019 PlayStation Plus update to sink your teeth into. The headline games on the PlayStation 4 are chill winter sports title Steep and Portal Knights, a likeable...

  • Guide Best PS4 Boxing Day 2018 Deals

    Big savings

    Ah, good ol’ Boxing Day, eh? It was the big shopping holiday here in the UK before Black Friday took to these shores like a particularly poisonous plague. These days it’s not such a big deal, but you can never rule out a festive offer or three. And now you’ve got that cash that grandma put in your Xmas card, you may actually be...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Deals Ramp Up on Boxing Day

    BlOps to it

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has been a big hit, but Activision is eager to get more and more players through the door. The online-centric first-person shooter has hit its lowest price point yet on the PlayStation 4, available for just £25.99 at some retailers this Boxing Day 2018. <products id="9048" style="list" region="UK"> We...

  • Review Portal Knights - Likeable Minecraft-Esque Action RPG

    Knight and day

    It's no surprise that a global phenomenon like Minecraft has inspired countless other games in a similar style. Portal Knights is another title that borrows Minecraft's blocky art style and crafting system, but it manages to put a fresh spin on many things and in some ways outdoes those that have come before it. The most obvious way...

  • News PS Classic Less Than $60/£50 in Boxing Day Sales

    Retailers clearing stock

    While the PlayStation Classic met our expectations by delivering a jolt of nostalgia earlier this month, it made a lot of people very angry indeed. In fact, it doesn’t seem like it’s sold anywhere near as well as it should have, meaning that retailers are beginning to clear stock. So if you too would like to make your...

  • News PSN Survives Christmas Day without Completely Collapsing

    Slow but sturdy

    Remember at the start of the generation when the PlayStation Network felt like it was held together with duct tape and prayers? It’s been pretty stable of late, and Christmas Day appears to have come and (almost) gone without a hitch. The service has been a little slow for those attempting to download and install enormous patches,...

  • Review Steep - Chill Open World Winter Sports

    Peak performer

    Extreme sports of the wintry variety clearly aren't for the faint-hearted, and anyone that partakes in snowy slopes that have more in common with the vertical than the horizontal need their head examined. Not only is it dangerous but it also happens to be bloody expensive to boot, which means that most of us will only ever be exposed...

  • Feature The PS4 Games You Already Forgot Were Released in 2018

    Oh yeah, that came out

    The Christmas tree is still up, presents are discarded around the house, the tins of Celebrations are half empty, and Push Square scribes are penning articles that celebrate the very best of everyone's favourite hobby. That's right folks, we hope you're enjoying Game of the Year 2018! However, you won't find any of those...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Jacob's Personal Picks

    The Revenant

    The annual Push Square Towers tradition is back, as we sit down our scribes and pester them once more for their five favourite PlayStation games of the year. With such a strong assortment of software in 2018, it’s always tough deciding upon the cream of the crop. Jacob told us he'd barely played any games this year, but we gave him...

  • Game of the Year 2018 #7 - Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

    All cel and good

    Aside from the thoroughly charming cel-shaded aesthetic and good-natured storytelling, Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom bears little resemblance to its 2011 predecessor: the cast of characters is entirely new, the battle system has been completely revamped, and there’s huge focus placed on a city building minigame. It’s one of...

  • News Inazuma Eleven Ares' Release Date Given a Yellow Card

    Soccer RPG not due before May 2019

    Inazuma Eleven Ares has been delayed multiple times already, and it’s been pushed back yet again. As part of a 15-minute broadcast, Level-5 boss Akihiro Hino explained the reasons behind the frequent set-backs, and there’s a full summary that you can read on

Tuesday25th Dec 2018

  • Talking Point What Free January 2019 PS Plus Games Do You Want?

    When will January 2019's PlayStation Plus lineup be revealed?

    What’s the January 2019 PlayStation Plus lineup? And when exactly will the January 2019 PS Plus lineup be revealed? We're entering a new era for PS+, as Sony will scrap PlayStation 3 and PS Vita support once March rolls around. That means that January 2019 represents one of the last...

  • News The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Final Booster Packs DLC Will Arrive Soon on PS4

    Submitted for approval

    Tyrone Rodriguez, one of the developers working on The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth, has taken to Twitter to confirm that booster packs 4 and 5 for The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ have been submitted to Sony for approval. These DLC booster packs, the last of which launched on PC in April this year, are a combination of...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Alex's Personal Picks

    Big guns

    The annual Push Square Towers tradition is back, as we sit down our scribes and pester them once more for their five favourite PlayStation games of the year. With such a strong assortment of software in 2018, it’s always tough deciding upon the cream of the crop. We told Alex he wouldn't be allowed to flip his Brazilian BBQ card until he...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Stephen's Personal Picks

    By the gods

    The annual Push Square Towers tradition is back, as we sit down our scribes and pester them once more for their five favourite PlayStation games of the year. With such a strong assortment of software in 2018, it’s always tough deciding upon the cream of the crop. We told Stephen that he'd have to spend the rest of his days in Slack...

  • Feature We Wish You a Merry Christmas

    Compliments of the season to you

    Wait, is this thing on? So wait, we keep the servers online even though no one’s actually here? What do you mean people are reading this article – aren’t you supposed to be squabbling with family members over pigs in blankets? Oh right, you wanted to read the latest Game of the Year entry – well, you’ll...

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