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Store Update: 16th December 2014 (North America)

16th December 2014 (North America)

Hands up

Have the Christmas holidays started yet? Not quite, as it’s another enormous week on the North American PlayStation Store. New titles this time include Guilty Gear Xrd Sign, Tetris Ultimate, and Super Mega Baseball. Let’s get down to business as quick as we can. PS4 Games: Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- ($59.99) Loadout (Free) Super Mega

Feature: 10 PlayStation Gifts That Need to Be on Your Christmas List

10 PlayStation Gifts That Need to Be on Your Christmas List

Stocking fillers

We were going to produce a bog-standard buyer’s guide this Christmas, but we figured that we’d be re-treading old ground. After all, you can peruse what we think is hot on PlayStation courtesy of our nifty games page, and chances are you already have an idea what software you’d like Santa to lug down your chimney anyway...

News: Grand Theft Auto V's Online Heists Infiltrate PS4, PS3 in Early 2015

Grand Theft Auto V's Online Heists Infiltrate PS4, PS3 in Early 2015

The crew

The heists were the undeniable highlight of Grand Theft Auto V’s single player campaign, so it’s little surprise that Los Santos citizens have been screaming for this feature to make the jump into multiplayer. Fortunately, Rockstar Games has finally announced that the hotly anticipated Grand Theft Auto Online missions will launch in...

News: Giggle Through Eight Minutes of PS4 Horror Until Dawn

Giggle Through Eight Minutes of PS4 Horror Until Dawn

Turn off the TV

Until Dawn received a rapturous response at PlayStation Experience last week. While the jury may still have been out on this David Cage-esque survival horror escapade, any concerns seemed to fade away with the spontaneous crowd engagement during Sony’s keynote. At the conference, though, we only got to see a couple of minutes of...

News: BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extends to PS4, PS3 in 2015

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extends to PS4, PS3 in 2015

The First Noel

How many versions of BlazBlue are there these days? We’ve given up trying to keep count, but we can confirm that an updated edition is on its way to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 next year. Revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend will be an enhanced version of this year’s PS3 and...

News: Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 Targets PlayStation 4 in 2016

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 Targets PlayStation 4 in 2016

Boom! Headshot

Has there ever been a December quite like this? Typically, the industry is packed up and ready for Christmas right about now, but following Sony’s major PlayStation Experience keynote earlier in the month, we’re now having to contend with a host of game announcements. Indeed, if yesterday’s DmC: Definitive Edition reveal...

News: The Smirks Seem Sharper in This DmC: Definitive Edition PS4 Trailer

The Smirks Seem Sharper in This DmC: Definitive Edition PS4 Trailer

Dude looks like a douche

Dante’s always been a bit of a di—er, dislikeable fellow, but he was especially obnoxious in DmC: Devil May Cry. It’s great to know, then, that the forthcoming DmC: Definitive Edition on the PlayStation 4 will harness the next-gen system’s power to make him even more irritating than ever before. Just look at that...

News: You Won't Be Playing Final Fantasy XV for Its Voice Cast

You Won't Be Playing Final Fantasy XV for Its Voice Cast

Shudder

One thing that’s always put this author off JRPGs and anime in general is the diabolical dubbing, which is part of the reason why your humble host prefers the cheap skate approach employed by recent Yakuza titles and Freedom Wars. There are probably exceptions, but by and large, this scribe just doesn’t feel like English voice overs work...

News: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Is Bringing the Ninja War West on PS4

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Is Bringing the Ninja War West on PS4

We're in for stormy weather

With the Naruto manga finally coming to an end just a short while ago, it was only a matter of time before the next instalment in the Ultimate Ninja series was announced. The fighting game franchise has had a great run in recent years, providing one fantastic anime brawler after another. The newest entry into the...

News: You'll Be Hearing More About PS4 Exclusive Bloodborne's New Enemies Soon

You'll Be Hearing More About PS4 Exclusive Bloodborne's New Enemies Soon

Christmas comes early

Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it also happens to be one of the slowest when it comes to video game news. All of the major events have already happened, and all of the major games have already released, which leaves us in the unenviable and peculiar position of not always having material to cover...

News: How to Buy a 20th Anniversary PS4 Console in the UK

How to Buy a 20th Anniversary PS4 Console in the UK

Without paying exorbitant eBay prices, obviously

All of those cheap and cheerful 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4 consoles sold out at the PlayStation ’94 pop-up shop in minutes last week, and were subsequently posted on eBay for astronomical fees. Fortunately, there’s still time for you to get in on the scalping, as Sony has more of the limited...

Push Rewind: PlayStation Plus, Destiny Gripes, and The Crew

PlayStation Plus, Destiny Gripes, and The Crew

Time traveller's strife

While it may seem like things are settling down here at Push Square towers, there’s actually a tidal wave of activity taking place behind the scenes, as we try to cram the Christmas period with as much content as possible ahead of time. There were a few bits and pieces on the homepage worthy of note this week, though, and...

News: PS4 Console Exclusive Street Fighter V Lashes Out with Its First Live Gameplay Demo

PS4 Console Exclusive Street Fighter V Lashes Out with Its First Live Gameplay Demo

Plus the return of Charlie

Capcom Cup 2014 turned out to be a rather riveting affair, as Japanese contestant Momochi took the Street Fighter IV tournament crown after a stunning set of fights that saw him come all the way back from an initial defeat. But even when the action was over, the publisher was quick to harness the lingering excitement...

News: Sony Switches on PlayStation Vue Beta in New York

Sony Switches on PlayStation Vue Beta in New York

Change the channel

Sony may not be saying a whole lot about PlayStation Vue right now, but it’s clear that the television service is pivotal to its future plans. The manufacturer mentioned as part of its recent mid-term strategy report that it intends to extract additional cash out of consumers by creating worthwhile services

Soapbox: Destiny's Progression System Is Destroying the Game from the Inside

Destiny's Progression System Is Destroying the Game from the Inside

Robert Ramsey can't take the grind any longer

Despite launching only about three months ago, it feels like we've been discussing Destiny for an eternity. Bungie's sci-fi shooter divided opinion from the word go, and, whether it's because of heightened expectations or general trust in a proven developer, we're still ranting and raving about what's...