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Gamescom 2014: Paris Looks Rather Resplendent in This 11 Minute Assassin's Creed Unity Gameplay Walkthrough

Paris Looks Rather Resplendent in This 11 Minute Assassin's Creed Unity Gameplay Walkthrough

All Arno-thing

Yesterday we got our first proper look at last-gen only title Assassin's Creed Rogue courtesy of an eight minute gameplay trailer, but after seeing this 11 minute walkthrough for Assassin's Creed Unity, we're starting to really appreciate why publisher Ubisoft is keeping this one a current-gen exclusive. Simply put, the city of

Soapbox: Here's Why I Will Be Playing Journey on PS4

Here's Why I Will Be Playing Journey on PS4

With hopes of starting over

I understand where Polygon scribe Colin Campbell is coming from when he says that he won’t be playing the recently announced PlayStation 4 conversion of thatgamecompany’s seminal spiritual adventure, Journey. Like the author in question, I too haven’t booted the game since a gloomy morning in

Feature: How Many PlayStation Predictions Did We Get Correct at Gamescom 2014?

How Many PlayStation Predictions Did We Get Correct at Gamescom 2014?

Keeping score

One thing that we’ve always been keen to maintain here at Push Square Towers is that our predictions always remain realistic. Every site under the sun likes to make a press conference prophecy prior to a big gaming convention – after all, the build up is a large part of the fun – but we’ve never been a fan of those misleading...

Gamescom 2014: The Last Guardian Still Exists, But You Won't Be Seeing It Anytime Soon

The Last Guardian Still Exists, But You Won't Be Seeing It Anytime Soon

The saga continues

It wouldn't be a major videogame industry event without a Sony executive making an offhand remark about The Last Guardian. This time, vice president of Sony Worldwide Studios Europe Michael Denny was on hand to make sure that we know the title is still very much a part of the Japanese giant's long term strategy. "There are no new...

Gamescom 2014: How Does PS4 Firmware Update 2.00's Share Play Feature Work?

How Does PS4 Firmware Update 2.00's Share Play Feature Work?

Honestly, like magic

To date, the social aspects of the PlayStation 4 have all been based upon existing concepts. Placing the share button on the DualShock 4 was undoubtedly a stroke of genius, but there’s nothing especially original about uploading gameplay clips to Facebook or broadcasting live on Twitch. However, with firmware update v2.00,...

Gamescom 2014: Rockstar Wants Grand Theft Auto V PS4 to Blow You Away

Rockstar Wants Grand Theft Auto V PS4 to Blow You Away

"Nothing but the very best will satisfy Rockstar"

Grand Theft Auto V was no slouch on the PlayStation 3. The title had its visual flaws for sure, but it still largely pushed the boundaries of what’s possible on Sony’s previous generation machine. However, the PlayStation 4 port will take things to the next level – and Take-Two boss Strauss...

Gamescom 2014: PS4 Titles to Take Centre Stage at the Tokyo Game Show

PS4 Titles to Take Centre Stage at the Tokyo Game Show

Japanese centric software a very important point

Sony’s shifting PlayStation 4 consoles at a record breaking rate, but in Japan, the format is a bit of a flop right now. That’s because, unlike in Europe and North America, the market doesn’t feel that there’s enough content to justify its existence, which means that it’s getting heavily...

Gamescom 2014: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Proves You Should Avoid Bridges in the Future

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Proves You Should Avoid Bridges in the Future

They're likely to collapse

We’d argue that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves had the greatest ever set-pieces, but Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was host to some pretty spectacular ones, too. In many ways, that game's playable cinematic moments paved the blueprints for Activision’s first-person franchise as it rose through the commercial ranks, and...

Gamescom 2014: The Clouds Won't Clear in New Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 Screens

The Clouds Won't Clear in New Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 Screens

Brooding in the rain

Batman remained very much cloaked and undercover during Sony’s big Gamescom 2014 press conference earlier this week, but that doesn’t mean that the Caped Crusader hasn’t left a symbol of his ever presence. British studio Rocksteady has dropped a handful of Batman: Arkham Knight screenshots to remind you that the title is...

Store Update: 13th August 2014 (Europe)

13th August 2014 (Europe)

Beware the Unknown

While we are busy typing like a bunch of monkeys for Gamescom, you can already get your hands on one of the event's announcements. Ready to scare you silly is the PlayStation 4 demo of P.T., a horror title that Sony (and a certain Hideo Kojima) wants you to experience yourselves rather than ruin the surprise. You can also hit the...

Store Update: 12th August 2014 (North America)

12th August 2014 (North America)

Sit back, relax, and play

New titles are being announced thick and fast this week at Gamescom, but that doesn't mean that the games of the future should overshadow the games of now. We have a fantastic offering on the North American PlayStation Store this week, including the colourful Hohokum and Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition. Let's make an...

Live: Watch the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Gamescom 2014 Preview Show Right Here

Watch the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Gamescom 2014 Preview Show Right Here

Box clever

Once more with feeling. Gamescom 2014 is far from over, but this is the last livestream of the week, we’re afraid. Join us as Hideo Kojima and Geoff Keighley open the cardboard box on PlayStation 4 title Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain from 19:00PM BST (11:00AM PDT#MGSVTPP #MetalGearSolid #PS4 #Gamescom2014

Gamescom 2014: Assassin's Creed Rogue Looks a Heck of a Lot Like Black Flag

Assassin's Creed Rogue Looks a Heck of a Lot Like Black Flag

Glitch in the animus

With Assassin's Creed Unity stalking Paris later this year only on next-gen consoles, it's up to Assassin's Creed Rogue to fill in on the PlayStation 3. Other than some sparse gameplay details, we haven't had a good look at the last-gen stab-'em-up yet, but all that's changed thanks to an eight minute walkthrough from publisher...

Gamescom 2014: Surprise! You Can Create Your Own Outrageously Cool Dragon Ball Character in Xenoverse

Surprise! You Can Create Your Own Outrageously Cool Dragon Ball Character in Xenoverse

What does the scouter say

Remember back when we saw the original magazine scans for upcoming brawler Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and everyone was pondering about the identity of that unknown fighter in the corner of one of the screenshots? Well, if you said that he was probably some sort of custom character, then congratulations — you were spot on...

Gamescom 2014: PS4 Exclusive The Tomorrow Children Doesn't Look Like PixelJunk

PS4 Exclusive The Tomorrow Children Doesn't Look Like PixelJunk

It's really complicated, though

Sony’s press conference at Gamescom 2014 centred very much on the weird and wonderful, and the platform holder picked a doozy to kick things off. The Tomorrow Children is the latest title from Kyoto-based PixelJunk creator Q-Games, and marks the developer’s return to 3D games – a point which industry veteran...

Gamescom 2014: The Witcher 3 Looks Bloody Brilliant Once Again in This New Gameplay Trailer

The Witcher 3 Looks Bloody Brilliant Once Again in This New Gameplay Trailer

Tales from the swamp

We've said it once and we'll say it again: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt looks bloody fantastic, with an emphasis on bloody. Yesterday, an intriguing developer diary that focused on the game's setting was released, and today, we've been given another look at the title's gameplay. Lead character Geralt once again finds himself in a...

Gamescom 2014: PlayStation TV Changes the Channel from 14th October

PlayStation TV Changes the Channel from 14th October

Europe forced to wait until 14th November

PlayStation TV, the teensy PlayStation Vita-based microconsole that launched in Japan last year, will tune in to North American flat screens from 14th October, manufacturer Sony has announced. Those of you in Europe will need to wait a little longer to pick up a signal, as broadcasting won’t begin in the...