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TodayTue, 22nd Aug 2017

  • Gamescom 2017 Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back Reaches Retail on 31st October

    Round the Bend

    The scariest thing you’ll see this Hallowe’en may be a copy of Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back on store shelves. The bizarre platforming comeback will launch 31st October on the PlayStation 4 – both digitally on the PlayStation Store and physically at “Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and other select online retailers”. The...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Accolade
    • PS4
    • Bubsy
    • Release Dates
  • Gamescom 2017 Sony Looking to Market PS4 to a New Audience

    "The core gamer audience is bought in"

    Sony wants the PlayStation 4 to appeal to a wider audience now that it’s successfully sold 60 million units. Talking about its new PlayLink line – where the games are controlled using a smartphone rather than a more traditional DualShock 4 – bigwig Jim Ryan believes that appealing to a new market outside...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Industry
  • Gamescom 2017 PlayStation VR's Going Really Well, Says Sony

    Sony bullish on headset's success

    It’s been a big few months for PlayStation VR with the release of acclaimed games like Farpoint, SUPERHOT VR, and Tiny Trax – all of which have scored highly here at Push Square. And pushed for an update on the peripheral, outspoken Sony bigwig Jim Ryan has noted that the device is “going really well” –...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
    • Sales
  • Poll Should Sony Allow EA Access on PS4?

    Changing minds

    Back in 2014 when EA Access was announced, Sony said that it didn’t think the service represented value for money. An annual subscription like PlayStation Plus, the optional membership includes admission to a vault of games which can be downloaded and played as part of a subscription, and also unlocks early access to new rel

    • EA Games
    • PS4
    • EA Access
    • Polls
    • Features
  • Gamescom 2017 Assassin's Creed Origins' Story Is All About Politics and War

    Original

    Ubisoft's wheeled out another Assassin's Creed Origins trailer. This one tells us of the game's overarching, broader stories, which feature the likes of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar. As you'd expect, there's a lot of political intrigue to be had as the most powerful figures of the time compete for control of Egypt. Ubisoft's series has...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • Assassin's Creed
    • Trailers
  • Gamescom 2017 The Crew 2 Goes on a Bumpy Ride from 16th March

    Air, land, and sea

    The Crew 2 will start its engine on 16th March, publisher Ubisoft has announced. Revealed at E3 2017, the racing game takes the open world format of its predecessor – and adds boats, bikes, and planes into the equation. Pre-order and you’ll nab the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Touring Car 2016 and Harley-Davidson Iron 883 2017 vehicles,...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • The Crew
    • Release Dates
  • Gamescom 2017 Ace Combat 7 Brings All of the Melodrama You Can Take

    Top fun

    Who doesn’t love a bit of international beef? Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown has it by the bucketload, after the construction of the Osean Federation’s space elevator forces Princess Rosa Cossette D’Elise of the Kingdom of Erusea to incite some kind of response from her people. Cue crazy arcade dogfighting action. In case you missed the...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Ace Combat
    • Trailers
  • Gamescom 2017 Dragon Ball FighterZ Collector's Edition Comes with a Goku Statue, Obvs

    It's got that cool 2D effect

    Dragon Ball FighterZ will be getting its very own collector's edition, aptly named the CollectorZ Edition. Should have seen that one coming, to be totally honest. It'll contain the game, three art boards - which we assume means three physical pictures - a steelbook case, and, of course, a Goku statue. Said...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Dragon Ball
    • Collector's Editions
  • Store Update 22nd August 2017 (Europe)

    Legacy edition

    As has become customary now, it’s another enormous week on the European PlayStation Store, with Uncharted: The Lost Legacy perhaps being the biggest highlight. But look, it’s not the only game worth paying attention to: Jak & Daxter is finally launching as a PS2 Classic, while the likes of Madden NFL 18 and F1 2017 are sure to...

    • Store Update
    • Europe
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • Vita
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    PS4

    Review ChromaGun

    Paint by numbers

    On paper, it’s obvious what ChromaGun will be compared to. A first-person puzzler set inside the white walls of a laboratory with an unfinished weapon that needs testing out? “That’s Portal!” we hear you scream. And if you were to look at it that simply, then indeed it is – but that would take away from everything...

    • Reviews
    • Pixel Maniacs
    • PS4
    • ChromaGun
  • Gamescom 2017 Naruto: Shinobi Striker Details Multiplayer, Co-Op, Character Creation

    New trailer's got it all

    Bandai Namco has released what is easily the most informative Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker trailer yet. The video goes over four-on-four multiplayer modes, co-op, side missions, and even the recently revealed character creation component. The latter seems to go reasonably deep. Shinobi Striker doesn't have a...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Naruto
    • Trailers
  • Gamescom 2017 Shenmue III PS4 Screenshots Show Stunning Locales, Waxy Characters

    Yu Suzuki targeting improvements

    Shenmue III’s debut trailer has been met with a mixed response: fans love the look of the environments, but pretty much everyone is in agreement that the animations need work. It’s no surprise, then, that Ys Net’s long-awaited sequel looks much better in stills – with its oversaturated art style augmenting...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Deep Silver
    • PS4
    • Shenmue
    • Screenshots
  • Guide Dragon Ball FighterZ Characters - Confirmed Roster List

    Every playable character revealed so far

    Dragon Ball FighterZ is shaping up to be a very impressive take on the still incredibly popular anime and manga property. A mostly traditional 2D-style fighting game crafted by Guilty Gear and BlazBlue developer Arc System Works, it's due to release on PlayStation 4 in February, 2018...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Dragon Ball
    • Characters
    • Guide
  • Gamescom 2017 Goodness Gracious! Gran Turismo Sport Looks Stunning at Night

    Trip the light fantastic

    Sony may not be going crazy at Gamescom 2017, but the show’s in Germany so it seems like the ideal venue to showcase Gran Turismo Sport. And in addition to the game’s Limited Edition PlayStation 4 bundle, the platform holder’s also dropped this footage of the Nurburgring at night. Now, we all know that

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Gran Turismo
    • Trailers
  • Gamescom 2017 Final Fantasy Fishing Sim Monster of the Deep Bites 21st November

    Hook, line, and SOLDIER

    Final Fantasy fishing spin-off Monster of the Deep will take the bait on 21st November on the PlayStation 4, it’s been announced. You’ll be able to lure in a pre-order for the PlayStation VR powered angling experience soon, with publisher Square Enix handing out dynamic themes and in-game outfits for anyone who registers...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
    • Final Fantasy
  • Gamescom 2017 Dragon Ball FighterZ Looks and Sounds Perfect in New Trailer

    Plus a look at story mode

    Every time Dragon Ball FighterZ gets a new gameplay trailer, we find ourselves gawking at it like children. Has a video game ever captured the essence of Dragon Ball so well? The title is looking red hot in its latest video, which introduces Krillin, Piccolo, Android 16, and Android 18. These characters have...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Dragon Ball
    • Trailers
  • Gamescom 2017 Here's Our First Look at Open World RPG BioMutant Gameplay

    Mutant mash

    Well this is all happening rather quickly. BioMutant was leaked ahead of its Gamescom 2017 reveal, then we were given a CG teaser trailer yesterday. Said trailer snagged our interest, but it left us eager to actually see the game in action. Thankfully, that time has already come.

    • Gamescom 2017
    • THQ Nordic
    • PS4
    • BioMutant
    • Trailers
  • Gamescom 2017 Gran Turismo Sport Sharpens Up with Limited Edition PS4

    Something new

    Sony was teasing “something new” yesterday, and as we accurately predicted it was referring to a new limited edition Gran Turismo Sport PlayStation 4 hardware bundle. This snazzy slab of circuitry comes in silver and black, and is adorned with the signature of Polyphony Digital’s premium racing series. We actually really like the...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Gran Turismo
    • Hardware
  • Gamescom 2017 Final Fantasy XV Gets Chapter Select and Bestiary in August PS4 Update

    It never ends

    Another Final Fantasy XV update is upon us, this time bringing a couple of handy additions to the game. First up, it's getting a chapter select option, which means that you'll be able to replay your favourite parts of the release without having to play through the entire adventure again. On top of that, the August update will add a...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Final Fantasy
    • Patches
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    PS4

    Review Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

    Bolly good

    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is like a Greatest Hits album: short on surprises but a blast from start to finish. Naughty Dog’s greatest challenge with this standalone story was proving that its adventuring universe can survive without its wise-cracking protagonist – and it’s passed the test with flying colours. For as much joy as...

    • Reviews
    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Gamescom 2017 Here's Your First Look at Shenmue III on PS4

    And thus the saga begins

    What a surreal moment this is: we’ve waited over 15 years, but here’s our very first look at Shenmue III on the PlayStation 4. We’ve got to be honest with you, it’s hard to believe that we’re even writing this. So, the good: the environments are excellent. Yu Suzuki’s adventure series is famous for its...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Deep Silver
    • PS4
    • Shenmue
    • Trailers

YesterdayMon, 21st Aug 2017

  • News PlayStation EU Teaser for 'Something New' Has Got People Talking

    Seems hardware related

    PlayStation Europe's official Twitter account has just teased "something new" complete with a ten second video clip. Said clip shows a red sheet covering some sort of object, which, going by the shape alone, must be hardware related. As you'd expect, the tweet has already stimulated a lot of speculation. Some are whispering...

    • Sony
    • Hardware
  • Guide Everything You Need to Know About Gamescom 2017

    Press conference times and what to expect

    German convention Gamescom used to be a big deal for PlayStation, and it still is if you’re planning on attending the convention in Cologne – but for everything outside of the show floor, it’s been a quiet week for Sony over the past few years. It’s looking like that’s going to remain true in 2017,...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • PS4
    • Press Conference
    • Guides
    • Features
  • Gamescom 2017 Fear Effect Reinvented Brings a PlayStation Classic to PS4

    Putting the ass in assassin

    You didn’t expect this, did you? Fear Effect Reinvented, a remake of the PSone action adventure, is coming to the PlayStation 4 in 2018. Many of you will remember the original 32-bit release being one of the first to employ cel-shaded visuals – plus it had that sequel with the, er, questionable marketing campaign...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Fear Effect
    • Announcements
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    PS4

    Review Yakuza: Kiwami

    Not so extreme

    Coming off the back of the fantastic Yakuza 0 – which launched earlier in the year – Yakuza: Kiwami feels too much like a quick and dirty story expansion. Being the massive Yakuza fanboys that we are, that realisation has a definite sting to it, but we find it a difficult observation to deny. Kiwami still offers up hours of good,...

    • Reviews
    • SEGA
    • Deep Silver
    • PS4
    • Yakuza: Kiwami
  • Gamescom 2017 There's Fresh Confusion Over PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on PS4

    Of course there is

    PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will come to the PlayStation 4 – or will it? If it will, then Microsoft doesn’t want you to think it will: the Redmond manufacturer announced that it will be publishing the console version of the game exclusively on the Xbox One this holiday, though it’s unclear if its ties to the platform are...

    • BlueHole
    • PS4
    • PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds
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    PS4

    Review Observer

    Either a benefit or a hazard

    Bloober Team is a fascinating developer. The Polish outfit has released a couple of games this generation: its first, Basement Crawl, was so poorly received that it had to be remade, and was reborn as Brawl. Its follow-up to this was Layers of Fear, a Victorian-themed horror title about painting, and it remains one of...

    • Reviews
    • Aspyr Media
    • Bloober Team
    • PS4
    • Observer
  • Gamescom 2017 Open World PS4 RPG BioMutant Gets First Trailer

    No gameplay, sadly

    Leaked ahead of its official announcement, BioMutant is an open world role-playing game from ex-Just Cause and Mad Max developers. Featuring a weird main character and promising kung fu action, it's a project that at least sounds interesting. Sadly, we don't have any gameplay to gawk at yet, but publisher THQ Nordic has released...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • THQ Nordic
    • PS4
    • BioMutant
    • Trailers
  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Update Lowers the Difficulty for Casual Fans

    All the fun, less frustration

    Horizon: Zero Dawn has been a hit with hardcore gamers – but it’s also resonated with more casual players, too. Aloy is an outstanding character who’s pulled all kinds of players in, but not everyone’s able to beat Bloodborne with their elbows while wearing a blindfold. As such, Guerrilla Games is prepping the...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Horizon
    • Patches
  • Live Watch EA's Gamescom 2017 Press Conference Right Here

    Star Wars! Need for Speed! ANTHEM?

    It’s the one you’ve all been wai—oh, who are we trying to kid? EA’s pretty much the only publisher holding a Gamescom 2017 press conference, and you can watch it all live here on Push Square. Given the venue, we’re expecting a heavy emphasis on FIFA 18, but also anticipate updates on Star Wars Battlefront...

    • Live
    • EA Games
    • PS4
    • Gamescom 2017
    • Press Conference
  • Gamescom 2017 Ruiner Brings Cyberpunk Beats and Some Real Style to PS4 Next Month

    Gun runner

    Slick cyberpunk shooter Ruiner has a PlayStation 4 release date and a cool new trailer. The Devolver Digital published title will launch for PlayStation 4 next month, on the 26th September. You can get a taste of the stylish looking blast-'em-up via the aforementioned video, which we've embedded above. If you're looking for more...

    • Devolver Digital
    • PS4
    • Ruiner
    • Release Dates
    • Trailers
  • Gamescom 2017 Destiny 2 Launch Trailer Shows Off Slick Story Scenes

    The plot thickens

    Destiny 2 supposedly has a lot more story than its predecessor, and Bungie's eager to make sure you know that. The game's launch trailer is here, and it's as predictable and as polished as you'd expect. It's crammed full of story cutscene clips with a few bits of gameplay footage thrown in for good measure. Destiny 2 launches next...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Activision
    • Bungie
    • PS4
    • Destiny
  • Gamescom 2017 Remember Forgotton Anne with PS4 Story Trailer

    Anne, are you okay?

    Forgotton Anne, the puzzle platformer with budget anime art, has received a new story trailer – and we’ve kindly embedded it above.  Due out on the PlayStation 4 later this year, the game sees you assume the role of the titular heroine, as she embarks on a mission to squash a rebellion in the Forgotton Realm which...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Forgotten Anne
    • Trailers
  • UK Sales Charts Crash Bandicoot Keeps the Throne Warm for Uncharted

    Naughty Dog domination

    Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has secured its seventh week at the summit of the UK sales charts, but surely now it's merely keeping the throne warm for Chloe Frazer and co, as Uncharted: The Lost Legacy threatens to steal its place. Honestly, numbers on the British best sellers list are weak right now, with estimates putting...

    • UK
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • PS4
    • PS3
  • Gamescom 2017 Attack on Titan 2 Stomps into View in Early 2018

    Eat that

    A sequel to Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom, which released on PlayStation 4 around a year ago, Attack on Titan 2 will invade our lives in early 2018. Publisher Koei Tecmo made the announcement via a Gamescom 2017 reveal trailer, which we've embedded above. No platforms have been officially confirmed yet, but we think it's safe to assume...

    • Koei Tecmo
    • PS4
    • Attack on Titan
    • Trailers
  • News Mass Effect Director Says He'd Love to Work on the Series Again in the Future

    We'll be waiting

    Following on from the news that Mass Effect Andromeda's single player content is done and dusted, original Mass Effect trilogy director Casey Hudson - who only recently returned to BioWare to work on ANTHEM - has said that he'd love to work on the sci-fi series again. Over on Twitter, Hudson wrote: "I love #MassEffect too much...

    • BioWare
    • Mass Effect
  • Gamescom 2017 Fresh FIFA 18 Trailer Is Surprisingly Stylish

    All flair

    EA's pushed out a new trailer for FIFA 18. Cut to the beat of Blue Monday by New Order - yeah, it's a little weird - the video's surprisingly stylish. At least, as far as the annual footie sim is concerned. It's also got plenty of Ronaldo, as you'd expect. Are you looking forward to kicking off in FIFA 18 next month? Aim for the...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • EA Sports
    • PS4
    • FIFA
    • Trailers
  • Gamescom 2017 Star Wars Battlefront 2 Debuts Starfighter Assault Gameplay

    Bombing run

    You wanted space battles in your Star Wars Battlefront 2, and that’s exactly what EA Games debuted during its Gamescom 2017 press conference. The new Starfighter Assault mode – developed by Criterion in conjuction with DICE and Motive – is a rounds-based competitive multiplayer mode, featuring craft classes and much more. Check...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • EA Games
    • PS4
    • Star Wars
    • Videos
  • News White Day 2: Swan Song Hides in a School Locker Next Year

    Boo

    White Day: A Labyrinth Named School isn’t out on the PlayStation 4 yet, but that’s not stopped Sonnori Corporation from announcing its successor. Set for release next year, survival horror White Day 2: Swan Song was originally revealed as a PlayStation VR title, but while it will still support the headset, it’ll no longer be required...

    • Sonnori Corporation
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
    • White Day
    • Announcements
  • Gamescom 2017 Need for Speed Payback Partners with BMW M5

    Nice wheels

    A large chunk of EA’s Gamescom 2017 press conference earlier today was spent promoting the BMW M5 – presumably because the publisher has signed a marketing arrangement with the manufacturer. You can check out the vehicle in action courtesy of the Need for Speed Payback trailer embedded above, which is the only game you’ll be able...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • EA Games
    • PS4
    • Need for Speed
    • Trailers
  • Gamescom 2017 Indie Adventure Fe Launches 2018 on PS4

    Fe-fi-fo-fum

    Zoink Games’ distinctively coloured Fe – pronounced ‘fear’ to our uncultured ears – will launch in early 2018 on the PlayStation 4. The game – which was first announced at E3 2016 – will see you assume the role of a cub, as you explore a colourful forest and interact with its various flora and fauna. You can watch the...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • EA Games
    • PS4
    • Fe
    • Trailers
  • Gamescom 2017 Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Finds a New BFF in Launch Trailer

    Girls just wanna have fun

    It’s not long until we learn about the nature of Chloe Price and Rachel Amber’s relationship in Life Is Strange: Before the Storm, and Square Enix has released a launch trailer in conjunction with Gamescom 2017 that sets the scene. The first episode in this mini-series is scheduled to get underway on 31st August – and...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Life Is Strange
    • Trailers

Sunday20th Aug 2017

  • Gamescom 2017 Biomutant Is a Post-Apocalyptic Open World Kung-Fu Action RPG for PS4

    Descriptive enough?

    One of Gamescom 2017’s secrets has already leaked in the form of THQ Nordic’s new – wait for it – post-apocalyptic open world kung-fu action role-playing game. The title’s called Biomutant, and features a weird wombat type animal armed with a bloody Buster Sword, because – well, why the hell not, eh? According to a...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • THQ Nordic
    • PS4
    • Biomutant
  • News Mass Effect: Andromeda Won't Be Getting Story DLC or Any Further Updates

    BioWare confirms

    BioWare has a history of cranking out some pretty great downloadable content for its games, but that won't be happening with Mass Effect: Andromeda. The rather unsurprising confirmation comes from an official blog post, which reads: "Our last update, 1.10, was the final update for Mass Effect: Andromeda. There are no planned...

    • BioWare
    • PS4
    • Mass Effect
    • DLC
    • Patches
  • Gamescom 2017 Build Your Own Dinosaur Park in Jurassic World Evolution on PS4

    Place the toilets next to the t-rex

    Planet Coaster developer Frontier is working on a new dinosaur theme park simulation for the PlayStation 4 named Jurassic World Evolution. Launching next summer, the title will let you create and manage your very own pre-historic resort, where you’ll be able to bioengineer new breeds of dinos, place attractions,...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Universal
    • PS4
    • Jurassic World Evolution
  • Gamescom 2017 Oh Mummy! Assassin's Creed Origins' CG Trailer Is Worth a Watch

    Feeling Egyptian

    Ubisoft loves a good cinematic trailer, and that's what it debuted for Assassin's Creed Origins during Microsoft's rather low-key Gamescom 2017 livestream thing this evening. This one really sets the scene on the forthcoming Egyptian adventure, and concludes with protagonist Bayek acting all bad ass. The game's out in October...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • Assassin's Creed
    • Trailers
  • Gamescom 2017 Star Wars Battlefront 2 Teases Space Battles with Glossy Trailer

    Dogfighting Darth

    An oft-requested feature from the original Star Wars Battlefront will make its debut in the title’s sequel – and we’re not just talking about the single player campaign. Starfighter Assault is a new mode being added to Star Wars Battlefront II, which will see you engaging in space battles across three cinematic series eras...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • EA Games
    • PS4
    • Star Wars
    • Trailers
  • Gamescom 2017 Meet the Monsters of Middle-earth: Shadow of War

    No shortage of nasties

    Middle-earth: Shadow of War will play host to all kinds of ugly antagonists, and you can get a glimpse at some of those goons in this new Gamescom 2017 trailer. The game’s due out on 10th October on the PlayStation 4.

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Warner Bros
    • PS4
    • Middle-earth
    • Trailers

Saturday19th Aug 2017

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    PS4

    Review Nidhogg 2

    Nid I say more

    Nidhogg 2 is the very definition of an iterative sequel, in that it makes no changes to the core mechanics of its predecessor. You and a single opponent attempt to run towards opposite ends of a large 2D arena in order to be eaten by the giant cosmic worm known as the Nidhogg. It's probably going to take until Nidhogg 15 for us to...

    • Reviews
    • Messhof Games
    • PS4
    • Nidhogg 2
  • News Monkey King: Hero Is Back Will Launch Exclusively on PS4 in the West

    Monkey business

    Monkey King: Hero Is Back – the curious collaboration between Sony, Hexa Drive, and October Media – will launch as a PlayStation 4 exclusive in the West as well as Asia, distributor Oasis Games has announced. Billed as the first Chinese AAA title, the release was revealed during the platform holder’s ChinaJoy 2017 press...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Monkey King
  • News PS4's Latest European Commercial Goes After Kids

    Play time

    This is interesting: a PlayStation 4 commercial targeted squarely at kids. Sony’s spent the past few years marketing the machine mostly at adults and core gamers, but it has hinted in recent interviews that it wants to widen the reach of the console as it pursues that all-important 100 million units milestone, and this is an example of...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Europe
    • Commercials
    • Advertisements
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 182

    Short but sweet

    It’s a brief WAYP this week as holidays take precedence at Push Square Towers. That means the emphasis is on you lovely lot to fill our comments section with as much content as you possibly can. So, what are you playing this weekend? Sammy Barker, Editor: I'm just hopping between several games at the moment as I wait for...

    • Talking Point
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • Vita
    • What Are You Playing

Friday18th Aug 2017

  • News Life Is Strange: Before The Storm's Platinum Trophy Requires the Deluxe Edition (Updated)

    Square Enix responds

    Life Is Strange: Before The Storm's Trophies just went live over on PSN Profiles, and we've noticed something that could be deemed a little unfair. The final Trophy on the list is a Gold one that is achieved by completing the episode called Farewell. This bonus episode is exclusive to the Deluxe Edition of the game, and...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Life Is Strange
    • Trophies
  • News Jak & Daxter's PS4 Trophies Go Live Ahead of Launch

    Free with Uncharted: The Lost Legacy pre-orders

    Jak & Daxter’s coming to the PlayStation 4 next week as a PS2 Classic, and its Trophies have hit Sony’s servers in preparation for the platformer’s release. This is the same list as on the PlayStation 3, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble gobbling up that Platinum in a single...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PS2
    • Jak & Daxter
    • Trophies
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    PS4

    Review Agents of Mayhem

    Player agency

    Watching Saturday morning cartoons as kid, there was always one thing that bothered us about shows focusing on paramilitary groups such as M.A.S.K. and G.I Joe. No, it wasn’t the fact they were designed primarily to sell toys to impressionable young minds, it was the way none of the teams ever showed up en masse to foil the plans of...

    • Reviews
    • Deep Silver
    • PS4
    • Agents of Mayhem
  • Poll Is Persona 5 the Best Persona Game?

    Now it's personal

    Now that Persona 5 has been out for a good few months, we thought it was about time to ask the ultimate question: is it the best Persona game? Atlus' latest entry in the role-playing series was met with universal critical acclaim and it's safe to say that gamers went absolutely nuts for it. It quickly became the best selling title...

    • Atlus
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • PS2
    • PSone
  • News July 2017 NPD: Nintendo Switch Stops PS4 Party

    But systems were apparently neck and neck

    Nintendo managed to put enough Switch stock on American shelves to halt the PlayStation 4’s mini-winning streak, but both systems did well by all accounts. Leaked numbers put the platforms neck and neck, and Sony’s console is actually up year-over-year, which is a surprise. Considering that the device is...

    • USA
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • PS4
    • PS3
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    PS4

    Review Minecraft: Story Mode Season Two - Episode 2: Giant Consequences

    Lacking in consequence

    So far Minecraft: Story Mode Season Two hasn’t had the best of starts with Episode 1: Hero in Residencestruggling to remedy the issues experienced in the first season with a slow paced story and clunky gameplay mechanics being the most prominent problems. Unfortunately Episode 2: Giant Consequences, although...

    • Reviews
    • Telltale Games
    • PS4
    • Minecraft: Story Mode
  • News There's a Planet of the Apes Game Coming to PS4 This Year

    It was Earth all along

    Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier was apparently announced at the New York Comic-Con last year, but we suspect this is the first you’ll be hearing of the PlayStation 4 title, which is set between the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes movies. In production at Andy Serkis’ motion capture...

    • Imaginati Studios
    • PS4
    • Planet of the Apes
    • Announcements
  • News That Mysterious Bandai Namco Teaser was For Yet Another Sword Art Online Game

    Fatal bullet

    Earlier in the week, Bandai Namco teased a new project headed by Japanese developer Dimps. The teaser trailer showed a dusty, almost post-apocalyptic world. Turns out that it was actually for the next Sword Art Online game, which, to be totally honest, isn't exactly the most exciting outcome. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Sword Art Online
  • News Yakuza 6 Grabs a Confirmed North America and Europe Release Date

    Awaken the dragon

    SEGA's slapped a date on Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and thrown out a cool new gameplay trailer that you can watch above. We've known for a while that the PlayStation 4 exclusive will launch in 2018, but now, just a couple of weeks before Yakuza: Kiwami hits the market, we have a confirmed date to look forward to. The final...

    • SEGA
    • PS4
    • Yakuza
    • Release Dates
    • Collector's Editions
  • News Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Launch Trailer Should Push You Over the Edge

    Day one

    It wouldn’t be a new Uncharted launch without an awesome hype trailer to push you ever closer to that all-important pre-order button. Sony’s dropped a brand new video for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy which lays out the story for Chloe and Nadine’s adventure – and teases some of the set-pieces you’ll find in the final release...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Uncharted
    • Trailers
  • Soapbox Pixel Art Is Prolific, and That's Pretty Great

    Stephen loves modern gaming's diverse art styles

    Video games have been around for a while now. We’ve now reached a position where children who played, and were inspired by, games such as Pac-Man, DOOM, or Super Mario Bros are now making games of their own. Chris Davis, creator of The Escapists, puts it like this: “I also happen to be a big...

    • Industry
    • PS4
    • Soapbox
    • Features
  • Gamescom 2017 Ni no Kuni II Gets a Fantastical New Trailer

    A new world

    Who's ready for our first trailer of Gamescom 2017, then? Bandai Namco's released a new video for Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, which is due out early next year on PlayStation 4. It's not the longest or the most detailed clip, but it still makes for an intriguing watch. Are you excited to get your hands on Ni no Kuni II? Journey to a...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Ni no Kuni
    • Trailers
  • 1

    PS4

    Review SwapQuest

    Pipe dream

    SwapQuest has been on quite a journey to get itself a PlayStation 4 release. Originally launched on mobile platforms in early 2015, the title then made its way to the PlayStation Vita in March 2016, where we praised it for its simple yet enjoyable and addictive gameplay loop. The PlayStation 4 version attempts to build upon that with a...

    • Reviews
    • Rebusmind
    • PS4
    • SwapQuest
  • News As You'd Expect, Sony's Bringing a Bunch of Games to PAX West 2017

    Get in line

    Wherever there’s a gaming convention, you can usually rely on PlayStation having a presence. PAX West 2017 will be taking over Seattle from 1st September, and Sony will be there with over 20 titles for you to get your greasy hands on – and, in the case of PlayStation VR, your eyeballs, too. Headliners on the PlayStation 4 include...

    • PAX West 2017
    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
  • News Angling Sim Fishing Planet Bites PS4 on 29th August

    And its trailer is amazing

    Fishing Planet will plop a sinker on the PlayStation 4 from 29th August, and its debut trailer is a sight to behold. The video is a masterclass of editing, opening with Inception horns and accelerating into a tense face-off between a bass (?) and a bunch of bait. Seriously, even if you don’t like fishing games, this is...

    • Fishing Planet LLC
    • PS4
    • Fishing Planet
    • Announcement
    • Trailers
  • News Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Carves Up a Release Date

    In North America, anyway

    Dissida Final Fantasy NT has been issued a couple of release dates; one for Japan, and one for North America, although we imagine that a European date can't be far behind. The role-playing-brawler hybrid will launch on the 11th January 2018 in Japan, and on the 30th January 2018 in North America. Yeah,...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Final Fantasy
    • Release Dates
    • Collector's Editions
  • Gamescom 2017 Ni no Kuni II Is Looking Like a Grand Adventure in Gorgeous New Screenshots

    Fantastic fantasy

    Together with the game's new trailer that we reported on earlier today, Bandai Namco has released a handful of fresh Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom screenshots. Most spotlight an attractive looking neon-lit city of some sort, while a couple of others show us a dusty desert area. Unsurprisingly, we still think the game's...

    • Gamescom 2017
    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Ni no Kuni
    • Screenshots
  • News Monster Hunter: World Shows off Amazing Beasts in Great New Gameplay Trailer

    Call of the wild

    Capcom has released a brand new Monster Hunter: World gameplay trailer, and it's a good one. The clip introduces a desert area called the Wildspire Wastes, and gives us a look at a load of brilliant beasties. The developer really seems to be going all-out with this latest entry now that the series is back on home consoles, which is...

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Monster Hunter
    • Trailers

Thursday17th Aug 2017

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 5.00 Full List of Features Revealed

    Beta goes live today with some surprises

    Sony’s outlined the full list of features that you can expect to find in PlayStation 4 firmware update v5.00, and it’s much the same as what leaked recently. To recap, the platform holder’s redesigning sub-accounts on the PlayStation Network to make it easier for adults to control what their children...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Firmware Updates
  • Hands On Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Proves You Don't Need Nate to Have a Good Time

    House of Frazer

    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is like a mega mix of iconic Uncharted moments. We’re roughly halfway through the standalone side-story – it’s meatier than you may imagine – but an early embargo means that we can share our impressions so far. And it’s good – like, really good. Make no mistake, the mechanics (aside from a new...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Uncharted
    • Hands On
    • Features
  • News Strategy RPG Shadows: Awakening Announced for PS4

    Nice name

    Mindbogglingly generic name aside, Shadows: Awakening (really? It's really called that? Jeez), looks like it could be a good slice of strategy role-playing, and it's coming to PlayStation 4 in 2018. Publisher Kalypso Media teased the title earlier in the month. The game's press release reads: "In this dark fantasy adventure, players...

    • Kalypso Media
    • PS4
    • Shadows: Awakening
  • News Could Kingdom Come: Deliverance Be the Next Smash Hit Western RPG?

    New story trailer released

    Kingdom Come: Deliverance has been hanging around for a while now. The ambitious role-playing game opts for reality rather than fantasy, and it's due out next year on PlayStation 4. But the question that we keep finding ourselves asking is: could this end up being the next big western RPG release? Every now and then,...

    • Warhorse Studios
    • PS4
    • Kingdom Come
    • Trailers
  • News Sony's Really Ratcheting Up the Gran Turismo Sport Marketing

    Join the human race

    Gran Turismo is still technically Sony’s biggest franchise – even though we’d argue Uncharted gives it a run for its money these days. Nevertheless, you’d expect the platform holder to promote the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport pretty heavily ahead of its October release, and it’s just starting to put its foot on the gas...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Gran Turismo
    • Trailers
  • News Dragon Ball FighterZ Has a Fully Animated Story Mode, Plus Other Details

    Phwoar

    New Dragon Ball FighterZ details have emerged from the latest issue of Japanese magazine Weekly Jump, confirming that the upcoming brawler will have a story mode. That news comes as no huge surprise, but we have to say that it sounds promising. The publication describes said story mode as "a new story for Goku and friends depicted in...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • Dragon Ball
  • News Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Fixes Chun-Li's Face

    Derp

    Chun-Li’s cruddy face has been fixed in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. The fighter’s latest trailer specifically focuses on the blue-dressed brawler’s visage in order to reveal that she no longer looks like a squashed potato. The facelift comes alongside news of the title’s full 30 character strong roster, which we’ve included below:...

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Marvel vs Capcom
    • Trailers
  • News This Is How Multiplayer Works in Free Roaming PS4 Fighter Absolver

    Friend or foe

    Absolver smacks PlayStation 4 square in the chops at the end of the month, so it's about time that we got a full breakdown of the game's multiplayer system. As you journey through the game's world, you'll stumble across other players. It's basically up to you whether you fight or work together. It's an interesting basis for what is...

    • Devolver Digital
    • PS4
    • Absolver
    • Trailers
  • News Assassin's Creed Origins' Completely New Combat System Explained

    Deeper than ever before

    In case you didn't already know, combat is completely different in Assassin's Creed Origins compared to previous games in the series. No longer are you able to pull off kill-chains with the tap of a button, or watch as your hero glides into position and delivers killing blow after killing blow. Indeed, the whole thing's gone...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS4
    • Assassin's Creed
    • Videos
  • News Unsurprisingly, Sonic Mania Is the Highest Rated New Sonic Game of the Last 15 Years

    Shocking, we know

    "Sonic Mania is the highest-rated new Sonic game in 15 years. Thank you all so much for being part of this journey with us," reads a rather proud-sounding post penned by the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account. The recently released retro-styled platformer currently sits at a metascore of 86 over on Metacritic, but does all...

    • SEGA
    • PS4
    • Sonic
  • News Shenmue III Lands New Character Art, Global Publishing Partner

    Silver lining

    We were promised new Shenmue III information at Gamescom 2017 next week, and developer Ys Net has prefaced that with fresh artwork and news of a publishing partnership. Deep Silver – who seems to enjoy working with Kickstarter successes – has announced that it will publish the long-awaited sequel on the PlayStation 4 (and PC,...

    • Deep Silver
    • PS4
    • Shenmue
  • News PlayStation Experience 2017 Tickets Can Be Purchased Now

    Sony teases "special event" before the show

    Sony’s annual PlayStation Experience bonanza will return to the Anaheim Convention Center on 9th and 10th December – and you’re all invited. Well, if you buy tickets, of course. Sony’s flogging Early Bird passes online right now, and they include access to a “special event” the evening before...

    • PSX 2017
    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Tickets
  • News Get Your Groove on with First Persona 3 Dancing and Persona 5 Dancing PS4 Screenshots

    Sweet beats

    Hey, these new Persona dancing games are looking good, aren't they? Both Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night are coming to PlayStation 4 as well as Vita, so it's nice to see that the visuals really seem to pop. Atlus has released a bunch of screenshots showing off the playable characters of the two titles. On...

    • Atlus
    • PS4
    • Vita
    • Persona
    • Screenshots
  • News City Shrouded in Shadow's Commercial Is 15 Seconds of Crazy

    Shadow of war

    Bandai Namco’s barmy survival game City Shrouded in Shadow has received a 15 second commercial ahead of its Japanese release on 19th October, and it’s got absolutely everything you want in it – namely, crazy giant monsters wreaking havoc on a city. There’s still no word on a Western release but… C’mon! It has to happen,...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS4
    • City Shrouded in Shadow
  • News Surprise! Monster Hunter World Will Be Playable at TGS 2017

    Start queuing now

    In news that’s sure to rock the gaming industry to its core, Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter: World will be playable at the Tokyo Game Show 2017. This is no surprise, of course: the game is likely to be one of the largest attractions at the convention, which is scheduled to run 21st September to 24th September...

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Monster Hunter
    • TGS 2017

Wednesday16th Aug 2017

  • 35

    PS4

    Review Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition

    Slash fiction

    HD remakes, remastered collections, and celebratory re-releases are a mainstay of the launch slate these days – love 'em or hate 'em. Usually the retread treatment gets lavished on childhood classics or highlights of the previous hardware generation. It's not entirely clear if anyone predicted that infamous schlock fest Night...

    • Reviews
    • Screaming Villains
    • PS4
    • Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition
  • News European PlayStation Store Reloads with Cheap PS4 Games

    Cough up

    Sony’s dropped a big new sale on the European PlayStation Store which has seen various titles in the storefront’s catalogue dip below £16 – or €20 for those of you on the continent. Some standouts include Elite Dangerous for £13.99, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for £6.49, and Get Even for £15.99. The likeable Yonder can also...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • Vita
    • PlayStation Store
  • News Blockbuster Games Brought Down in Price on NA PlayStation Store

    AAA deals?

    The time has come for a new round of digital discounts, and North America’s up first with its Attack of the Blockbusters sale. As you may imagine, this promotion sees AAA titles reduced by up to 50 per cent – and PlayStation Plus members may even save more. Highlights? Alien: Isolation is a steal at $8.99, and Dragon Age:...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • Vita
    • PlayStation Store
  • News Alternate Timeline Strategy Title Iron Harvest Will Wage War on PS4

    The 1920s meet mechs

    Iron Harvest sounds like a project that could end up being pretty cool. To start with, the concept is an intriguing one: the first World War is over, and in the game's alternate reality, mechanised warfare is at the crux of conflict. You can get a feel for the real-time strategy title via the teaser trailer that we've embedded...

    • King Art Games
    • PS4
    • Iron Harvest
    • Trailers
  • News Dragon Quest XI PS4 Sales are 'Stronger' Than 3DS, Says Square Enix

    Home console is where the heart is

    Given the popularity of portable systems in Japan, we fully expected the 3DS version of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age to top the PlayStation 4 edition by some distance when it launched a few weeks ago, but things didn't really work out like that. The game still performed best on Nintendo's...

    • Square Enix
    • PS4
    • Dragon Quest
    • Sales
  • News Papers, Please Finally Gets Clearance for PS Vita Release

    Crossing the border

    Immigration simulation Papers, Please looks to finally be crossing the border to the PlayStation Vita – a whopping three years after it was announced for the device. We’d given up hope on Lucas Pope’s thought-provoking puzzle game ever hitting the portable, but the title has just been rated for release in Australia,...

    • 3909 LLC
    • Vita
    • Papers Please
  • News Street Fighter V Celebrates Series Anniversary with, Er, Costumes

    No mention of modes or features

    We’re fools. We thought Capcom may celebrate Street Fighter’s big 30th anniversary with a milestone Street Fighter V update, adding in new content, modes, and features. In fact, there had been rumours along those lines. But nah, we should have known – the publisher’s got a br

    • Capcom
    • PS4
    • Street Fighter
    • DLC
  • Japanese Sales Charts Dragon Quest XI Keeps Slime Time Alive

    Square Enix RPG sales strong

    It’s another week of Dragon Quest XI domination on the Japanese sales charts, as Square Enix’s role-playing game racked up another 200k units across the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4 – the kind of numbers most games would dream of at launch, let alone several weeks later. New releases this time on Sony’s system...

    • Japan
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • PS4
    • PS3
  • News EVE: Valkyrie's Biggest Update Yet Removes VR Requirement

    Cross-reality dogfighting goes cross-platform

    EVE: Valkyrie is pretty impressive with a PlayStation VR headset strapped to your noggin, but starting 26th September you won’t need virtual reality to play the game. CCP is plotting a massive upgrade for the dogfighting sim named Warzone, and in addition to adding tons of new features and...

    • CCP Games
    • PS4
    • EVE Valkyrie
    • Updates
  • News Dystopian Survival Game We Happy Few Swallows a PS4 Pill in 2018

    Swingin' sixties

    We Happy Few is coming to the PlayStation 4 on 13th April, 2018. You read that sentence correctly: 13th April, 2018. We guess developer Compulsion Games and publisher Gearbox just wanted to ensure that it claimed Friday the 13th before anyone else came along and stole it from them, which is fair enough. Anyway, you may remember...

    • Gearbox Publishing
    • PS4
    • We Happy Few
    • Announcements
  • News Shooty Fruity Brings Combat to Convenience Stores on PS4 This Year

    Green grocers

    Multitasking looks set to be taken to the next level in Shooty Fruity, a new PlayStation VR game in development at nDreams and Near Light. Launching later this year, the title sees you starting a job at Super Megamart, where you’ll be scanning everyday items as part of your mind-numbing new role. The twist? Giant fruit are on the...

    • nDreams
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
    • Shooty Fruity
    • Announcements

Tuesday15th Aug 2017

  • Guide PS4 Games Release Dates 2017

    Every PlayStation 4 game confirmed for 2017 and beyond

    Updated (15th August): Looking for PS4 games release dates? Then we've got you covered with an exhaustive list of every PlayStation 4 game scheduled to release in 2017. You'll find every confirmed release date from July and beyond, alongside some tentative ones, and we'll be working to update...

    • PS4
    • Release Dates
    • Guides
    • Features
  • 33

    PS4

    Review Cities: Skylines - PlayStation 4 Edition

    Skyscraper

    In terms of city-building games, the PlayStation 4 – hell, every console in general – is pretty light. Simulation games as a whole seem to be married to the PC, the complexity of running a metropolis requiring menus, precise clicks, and control systems that simply aren’t compatible with the simplicity of a controller...

    • Reviews
    • Paradox Interactive
    • PS4
    • Cities: Skylines
  • 18

    PS4

    Review Matterfall

    Zero-G Suit Samus

    In a weird kind of way, Matterfall is what Mighty No. 9 was supposed to be. Artistically, the Housemarque developed side-scroller couldn’t be different to Keiji Inafune’s cartoon Kickstarter, but the gameplay – which is designed around a dash mechanic, just like Mega Man’s ill-fated spiritual successor – has many...

    • Reviews
    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Matterfall
  • 20

    PS4

    Review Sudden Strike 4

    Dad's Barmy

    Sudden Strike 4 is a real-time strategy game set in World War II featuring three separate campaigns – one for the Allies, the Germans, and the Soviet Union – based on real battles. There’s over twenty missions in total, and these are presented to the player without any political pandering or moral high-grounds. World War...

    • Reviews
    • Kalypso Media
    • PS4
    • Sudden Strike 4
  • News NieR: Automata May Very Well Have Saved Platinum Games

    2B's bubble butt cushions company to safety

    Platinum Games is no stranger to bombas, with practically every title that it’s developed flopping at some point or other. But you may remember that not too long ago, the studio was put in a difficult position: Xbox One exclusive Scalebound was cancelled, and NieR: Automata didn’t look like it was...

    • Platinum Games
    • PS4
    • NieR
    • Industry
  • News Uncharted 4 Is Getting a Proper Survival Horde Mode Next Week

    The Lost Legacy, too

    Naughty Dog will be bringing an all-new cooperative component to Uncharted 4: A Thief's End next week. The game already features a healthy suite of multiplayer modes, including an objective-based co-op mode, but Survival Arena looks to be the classic wave-based horde mode that some fans have been begging for. You...

    • Sony
    • Naughty Dog
    • PS4
    • Uncharted
    • DLC
  • News PlayStation VR Gun-'Em-Up StarBlood Arena Scores PS4 Demo

    Play the game

    We criticised StarBlood Arena for focusing on online multiplayer given PlayStation VR’s smaller install base, but to be fair to the hero-based affair it has managed to attract a very small but very dedicated audience. And developer White Moon Dreams will be hoping to add to that this week with the release of a demo for the title...

    • Sony
    • PS4
    • PlayStation VR
    • StarBlood Arena
    • Demos
  • News Have Your Fill of Ugly Orcs with the New Shadow of War Trailer

    Rolling with the boys

    Fancy gawking at orcs for around 40 seconds or so? If your answer's yes, then you've come to the right place. Middle-earth: Shadow of War has a new trailer which spotlights a particular band of ugly buggers called the Terror Tribe. Now the most threatening name in the land but they at least look like they mean business. Will...

    • Warner Bros
    • PS4
    • Middle-earth
    • Trailers