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Feature: 20 Japanese PS4 Games to Watch in 2016

20 Japanese PS4 Games to Watch in 2016

Beasts from the East

At this point in the PlayStation 3's life, many disgruntled gamers would have told you that Japan's software outlook was bleak. Sony's homeland was struggling to adapt to the new high definition era, with developers seemingly unable to get a firm grip on working with fresh hardware. It was a tough time to be a fan of Japanese...

Store Update: 5th January 2016 (Europe)

5th January 2016 (Europe)

Back in business

It's the first European PlayStation Store update of the year, which means that we're nervously eyeing the date in the headline to ensure that we don't write '2015'. To be fair, it's a decent refresh, too, with Hardware: Rivals and Amplitude all on the docket. What will you be celebrating the onset of the new year with? PS4 Games:...

News: Crikey! PS4's Install Base Reaches 35.9 Million Units

Crikey! PS4's Install Base Reaches 35.9 Million Units

Ain't no stopping this train

Holy best seller, Batman – the PlayStation 4 has now sold 35.9 million units worldwide. The number, as reported in a Sony press release, represents the amount of consoles sold through to consumers as of 3rd January – and so it doesn't include those devices sitting in a Wal-Mart warehouse or in transit. The figure's...

News: Watch a Hacked PS4 Playing Pokémon: PlayStation Version

Watch a Hacked PS4 Playing Pokémon: PlayStation Version

Gotta hack 'em all

Sigh. The Push Square office has been a hotbed of communication over the past 24 hours as we consider whether to cover this PlayStation 4 hack or not. Ultimately, it sounds like console cracking crew Fail0verflow are not planning anything nefarious, so we'll give it a teensy bit of attention – if only because the footage of...

News: Sony Trademarks New Title Named Days Gone

Sony Trademarks New Title Named Days Gone

But what could it be?

Could Days Gone be Sony Bend's rumoured open world horror game at last? It's not impossible. The platform holder has filed a trademark for a new title using the abovementioned name, and it's definitely got a survival vibe to it, hasn't it? Of course, it could theoretically be anything – from a Santa Monica incubated...

Rumour: Assassin's Creed Sequel Set in Egypt and Skipping 2016

Assassin's Creed Sequel Set in Egypt and Skipping 2016

Watch Dogs 2 may fill its place this Christmas

Good news: Ubisoft's not going to run the Assassin's Creed franchise into the ground, with Kotaku sources stating that the next entry in the series will not release until 2017. Bad news: you're probably going to get a Watch Dogs sequel in place of the stealth series' – pulls out calculator – tenth...

Feature: 12 PS4 Games We'd Love to See Announced in 2016

12 PS4 Games We'd Love to See Announced in 2016

Hype merchants

2016 is shaping up to be a major year for the PlayStation 4, and while we can't wait to get our grubby mitts on many of the system's upcoming titles, we thought that we'd take this opportunity to think about potential games that haven't been officially announced yet. As such, we've come up with a list of 12 titles that we'd love to...

News: PSN Down Just Days into 2016

PSN Down Just Days into 2016

That was fast

Oh dear, and there we were praising the PlayStation Network for its stability over the holidays. Sony's online service is currently down for us here in the UK, and we're now getting reports that it's offline for many of you Americans, too. Follow us on Twitter for PSN updates At the time of writing, we can't even sign in, and Sony...

News: Final Fantasy XV Is 'Not Going to Be a Love Story'

Final Fantasy XV Is 'Not Going to Be a Love Story'

Stop the sop

Mainline Final Fantasy games have always been emotionally charged - even if they're a little heavy handed at times - and Final Fantasy XV will likely be no different. However, speaking with Examiner, ever-talkative director Hajime Tabata has stated that the upcoming role-playing release is "not going to be a love story". "That's not...

News: 2016 Is the Year of VR, Says Sony London Producer

2016 Is the Year of VR, Says Sony London Producer

Sink or swim

With PlayStation VR still set to release at some point during the first half of this year, it's safe to assume that Sony's currently gearing up for a big marketing push in the near future. It's still unclear whether or not the PS4 headset will actually be a hit with consumers - as is the case with virtual reality in general - but that...

News: UK Sales Charts: Ain't No Beating Call of Duty: Black Ops III

UK Sales Charts: Ain't No Beating Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Back in black

Call of Duty has become such a strange series. Much like FIFA, it feels like – review time aside – the franchise barely gets any coverage on mainstream websites, and yet year after year it dominates the sales charts. Perhaps it spotlights the contrast between so-called "hardcore gamers" and more casual players – but whatever...

News: Infinity Ward Sounds Excited for Its Turn with Call of Duty in 2016

Infinity Ward Sounds Excited for Its Turn with Call of Duty in 2016

Duty calls

Phwoar, there's nothing like a vague tweet to get you hyped for an upcoming release. This time around, veteran Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward is hitting the hype train, writing that 2016 "is going to be incredible". For those out of the loop, this year should mark Infinity Ward's turn with Activision's mega franchise. The series...

Soapbox: Fallout 4's Biggest Improvement Is Stealth

Fallout 4's Biggest Improvement Is Stealth

Michael acknowledges the Commonwealth’s underappreciated undercover

Note: There are minor Fallout 4 story spoilers in this article. Fallout 4 does a lot of things wrong. The dialogue system is a mess, the perk tree feels dumbed down, and the lack of choices throughout the game is disheartening. You've probably heard those complaints a thousand...

Game of the Year: Marcello's Personal PlayStation Picks

Marcello's Personal PlayStation Picks

Blood bold

Every year the Push Square Team gets together to vote for the site's PlayStation Game of the Year. While we usually keep these polls secret, we're putting the spotlight on some of our authors this holiday so that they can highlight some of their personal favourites from 2015. Today it's the turn of Marcello Apostolico, and his somewhat...

Feature: 25 Games That Will Make PS4's 2016 Insane

25 Games That Will Make PS4's 2016 Insane

The big one

Republished on Saturday, 2nd January 2016: We're bringing this article back from the archives as we look back at some of Push Square's features from 2015. The original text follows. Originally published on Monday, 16th November 2015: We're at the tail end of the crazy Christmas releases period now, and inevitably our attention is...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 99

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 99

Happy New Year

It may be a new year, but the same old WAYP you know and love is back for another 12 month run. With this week's edition, feel free to share some of your gaming resolutions alongside your immediate itinerary – we'd love to know what you're planning to achieve on PlayStation in 2016. Sammy Barker, Editor: I'm still playing Fallout...