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News: Destiny Says Goodbye Dinklebot as Nolan North Replaces Game of Thrones Actor

Destiny Says Goodbye Dinklebot as Nolan North Replaces Game of Thrones Actor

At least he won't be as crap crap crap

With such memorable lines as "who's she talking to?" and "where's his Ghost?" all delivered in the most monotone way imaginable, Destiny's Ghost companion, voiced by Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage, somehow didn't make a good enough impression to feature in the shooter's upcoming expansion, The Taken...

Gamescom 2015: Cities: Skylines Constructing a Path to Consoles

Cities: Skylines Constructing a Path to Consoles

Sim city

This one stings: critically acclaimed city building simulation Cities: Skylines will make its console debut on the Xbox One. Microsoft gleefully made the announcement during its Gamescom 2015 press conference earlier today. Of course, every man made cloud has a silver lining, and the wording of the reveal leads us to believe that a...

Gamescom 2015: New Just Cause 3 Gameplay Packs as Many Explosions as Possible

New Just Cause 3 Gameplay Packs as Many Explosions as Possible

Boom town

Oh Rico, when will your lust for fiery explosions ever be satisfied? We're not sure if that question has an answer, but Just Cause 3's protagonist doesn't seem to be giving up on a life of chaos any time soon. The sandbox title's newest trailer is more of the same, but we doubt anyone's really complaining. The carnage on display looks...

Gamescom 2015: Dark Souls 3 Looks Deadly in Its First Slice of Gameplay

Dark Souls 3 Looks Deadly in Its First Slice of Gameplay

Top goth

Dark Souls fans will already know what to expect from Dark Souls 3, and as such, the action role-playing game's new trailer is probably exactly as you'd imagine it to be. Featuring plenty of gothic imagery and big bloody monsters, it's 100 per cent From Software. It's the gameplay that's the real draw of this clip, though, even if it...

Gamescom 2015: Rise of the Tomb Raider Goes Gung-Ho in Gameplay Trailer

Rise of the Tomb Raider Goes Gung-Ho in Gameplay Trailer

Killer Croft

Crystal Dynamics looked to Uncharted for inspiration for its Tomb Raider reboot, and it looks like the developer's used Naughty Dog as a guide again. This time the studio's latest takes more than a few cues from The Last of Us, as we see protagonist Lara Croft sneaking through an enemy base Rambo-style, slitting lots of throats. The...

Guide: What Time Are the EA, Final Fantasy XV, and Call of Duty Gamescom 2015 Streams?

What Time Are the EA, Final Fantasy XV, and Call of Duty Gamescom 2015 Streams?

Live and kicking

Over the years, we've gotten used to Gamescom being one of the biggest weeks in the gaming calendar for PlayStation. That's not entirely true in 2015, though, as Sony has opted to forgo its annual press conference at the German show in favour of Paris Games Week a little later in the year. The decision seemed sound at the time,...

Store Update: 4th August 2015 (Europe)

4th August 2015 (Europe)

The calm before the storm

Barring a few downloadable titles, it's slim pickings this week on the European PlayStation Store. Galak-Z is the headline PlayStation 4 act, while Submerged also sloshes onto Sony's latest console, but other than that, there really isn't much to write home about. In fact, this is probably one of the smallest updates that...

News: Sounds Like PS4 Exclusive DriveClub's Getting New Music

Sounds Like PS4 Exclusive DriveClub's Getting New Music

Splash wave

Historically, Evolution Studios has a pretty good track record when it comes to soundtracks. This author was particularly fond of MotorStorm: Apocalypse's music, which employed remixes of an original orchestral theme. DriveClub's a massive disappointment in that department, however – even if its engine sounds make up for the lack of...

News: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Delays Its Ninja War Into 2016

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Delays Its Ninja War Into 2016

Here's a cool trailer, though

The writing was on the wall but we didn't want to believe. Last week, it was confirmed that Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 was to be delayed into 2016 in Japan, and as expected, the delay has hit us here in the West, too. Originally scheduled to launch at some point in the autumn, Bandai Namco has revealed...

News: It's the End of the World in Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Launch Trailer

It's the End of the World in Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Launch Trailer

PS4 exclusive ushers the apocalypse

It's the end of the world in PlayStation 4 exclusive Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, and you're free to explore what remains of a deserted Shropshire village. This vision of the apocalypse may lack fire and brimstone, but the launch trailer embedded below depicts just how harrowing things can be when a settlement...

Gamescom 2015: Mad Max Gets Philosophical in Fresh PS4 Trailer

Mad Max Gets Philosophical in Fresh PS4 Trailer

Wasteland wanderer

Mad Max is about more than flying fists and exploding vehicles – who knew? To be fair, while this trailer does attempt to add a bit of fictional interest to proceedings, it's the punch-ups and colliding cars that will keep you watching. The clip's supposed to offer a brief glimpse at the various outposts that the protagonist...

News: PlayStation Now Subscriptions Shrunk Down to PS Vita

PlayStation Now Subscriptions Shrunk Down to PS Vita

Not entirely forgotten

PlayStation Now has proven to be something of an anti-climax we suppose. Don't get us wrong, the technology is impressive, but Sony's struggled to stumble upon a business model that makes sense for both the company and consumers, and that's dampened the enthusiasm for the service somewhat. Plus, that whole backwards...

Gamescom 2015: Star Wars: Battlefront Fighter Squadron Footage Flies In

Star Wars: Battlefront Fighter Squadron Footage Flies In

TIE die

How can you tell that there's a major video games convention right around the corner? Because publishers are putting out agonisingly short teaser trailers for all of their upcoming wares, of course. We already knew that a new mode would be revealed for Star Wars: Battlefront this week, but now we have a name: Fighter Squadron. As expected,...

Soapbox: Why I Love Strategy Guides

Why I Love Strategy Guides

A game's best friend

Sometimes I think that strategy guides are a little bit misunderstood. I understand that spoilers are a big problem these days – especially with titles that are heavy on story – and there's no denying that finding your own way through a game is, more often than not, the most rewarding way to play. But for me, the appeal of...

News: Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 Patch 1.05 Adds Photo Mode

Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 Patch 1.05 Adds Photo Mode

Superhero selfies

Bruce Wayne's no Peter Parker, but Batman: Arkham Knight's rain-slicked interpretation of Gotham City is just too darn pretty to ignore. As such, the latest PlayStation 4 patch for Rocksteady Studios' miserable superhero sequel will add an ever-popular Photo Mode to the mix, allowing you to commit the title's bleak urban streets to...

News: Here's Everything You Need to Know About No Man's Sky Barring a Release Date

Here's Everything You Need to Know About No Man's Sky Barring a Release Date

Killing time

It's almost time to pack up our things and leave the Push Square office for the day, so of course the PlayStation Blog has posted 41 facts about No Man's Sky. Fortunately, we like to think that we're professionals, so we'll take the time to detail some of the more important points that you may not know about in this very article...

Gamescom 2015: Vamos! Vega Flamenco Dances to Street Fighter V

Vamos! Vega Flamenco Dances to Street Fighter V

Viva las Vega

Spanish ninja Vega will be joining the roster of PlayStation 4 console exclusive Street Fighter V at launch, Capcom has announced. The masked matador – who's been a series mainstay since his debut in Street Fighter II – will come with his illustrious locks and distinctive claws, though he'll also be packing plenty of new tricks...

News: Sony's Got Some Good Stuff Lined Up for Gamescom 2015

Sony's Got Some Good Stuff Lined Up for Gamescom 2015

Third-party partners picking up the slack

It's a bit of a weird week here at Push Square Towers to be honest. We're on red alert ahead of Gamescom 2015, but with the curtain literally just closing on E3 2015, we're not quite sure how busy we're going to be. Furthering our uncertainty is the fact that Sony's delayed its annual European press...

Out This Week: Galak-Z, Submerged, AeternoBlade

Galak-Z, Submerged, AeternoBlade

Out of this world

It's hardly a vintage week for new releases in the PlayStation Nation, with all eyes pointed purposefully at Gamescom 2015 rather than Sony's storefront. Still, there are a handful of smaller digital downloads vying for your attention in the guise of Galak-Z and Submerged. The question is: what are you buyin'? Pick of the Week:...