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February2017

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 157

    Short but sweet

    Seems that gaming is an afterthought for much of our team this week, as this latest edition of WAYP is dreadfully short. Still, that happens from time to time, and so the pressure's on you to pad out the comments section with tales of your weekend gaming itinerary. Sammy Barker, Editor: When I'm not cleaning up the remaining quests...

  • Talking Point Which Free March 2017 PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    That time again

    Surely it's not time for another PlayStation Plus update? Apparently, it is – but then we suppose February is the shortest month of the year. Still, it genuinely doesn't feel like that long ago that Sony dropped complimentary copies of LittleBigPlanet 3 and Not a Hero onto the PlayStation Store, but already it's time to start...

  • Japanese Sales Charts For Honor Fights Its Way Into First Place

    Nioh keeps slashing in second

    Not content with conquering the UK charts earlier this week, For Honor has fought its way to first place in the Japanese charts too, selling 40,062 copies on PlayStation 4. Not a huge number, but Ubisoft's latest had no real competition, with the likes of Nioh following just behind. Team Ninja's well received action...

  • News PS4 Games Go Cheap in New European PlayStation Store Sale

    Wallet buster

    A ton of PlayStation 4 games have been discounted in Sony's latest European PlayStation Store sale. EA's leading the charge this time, with the prices cut on virtually its entire library. This means that you'll be able to buy the likes of Titanfall 2, FIFA 17, and Battlefield 1 all at reduced rates; some of its older games like Dragon...

  • News NA PlayStation Store Celebrates Critics' PS4 Favourites

    DOOM! Fallout 4! Overwatch!

    It's the Oscars this weekend – apparently. That's giving Sony an excuse to spotlight some of the PlayStation 4's best games in its annual Critics' Choice Sale. The North American promotion is set to run until 08:00 PT on 28th February, and includes games like DOOM, Fallout 4, and – this author's personal highlight –...

  • News New Persona 5 Gameplay Trailer Teaches Creation Through Destruction

    Fusion ha!

    The Velvet Room returns in Persona 5, bringing with it the process of fusing your collected personas. Like previous leads, Persona 5's protagonist has the ability to wield more than one persona, allowing you to build up a formidable team of spiritual helpers. As always, though, in order to get the most powerful personas you'll need to...

  • Store Update 21st February 2017 (Europe)

    Psychonauts! Ys Origins! More!

    With both Horizon: Zero Dawn and NieR: Automata still a little way away, this week's European PlayStation Store update is without any real heavy hitters. That said, there are still a lot of smaller titles to choose from, and it's a particularly strong restock for PlayStation VR. Pyschonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin is...

  • UK Sales Charts For Honor Swings an Axe at the Top Spot

    Sniper Elite 4 in second

    There are no upsets in the UK sales charts this week, as Ubisoft's For Honor has stormed the best sellers list, fighting its way to the summit. Sniper Elite 4 scoped out second place, pushing last week's frontrunner Grand Theft Auto V down into third. FIFA 17 and Battlefield 1 rounded out the top five, with Resident Evil 7:...

  • News January 2017 NPD: Resident Evil 7, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Chart

    But hardware revenue takes a hit

    Resident Evil 7 topped the NPD sales charts in January 2017, though hardware declined during the tracked period again. Consumers spent $610.7 million on gaming goods in the United States throughout the month, down four per cent compared to the same period the year prior. Software did lift significantly, so reduced...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 156

    Hunger games

    There's no sign of the new releases slowing down after 2017 has started like a rocket. We've got several members of our team beavering away on big new games, while dozens more lurk menacingly around the corner. Of course, this isn't a time to look ahead, it's a time for reflection, so we ask that popular question again: what are you...

  • Podcast Episode 22 - Is Prey 2017's PS4 Sleeper Hit?

    And an update from Ben & Ben

    So, it's been a while, hasn't it? Well that's for a number of reasons, the first of which you've probably already guessed. An embargo for the Prey previews gave us cause to hold back the show and allow me to chat freely about my experiences with the new title from Arkane and Bethesda. Another reason for the longer than...

  • News Sony's Dropping PlayStation Now on All Devices Apart from PS4, PC

    All change, please

    PlayStation Now will soon only be available on the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC, it's been announced. Sony's oft-misunderstood cloud streaming solution will prevent registrations starting 15th March on the PlayStation 3, Vita, and PS Vita TV, as well as all Bravia and Samsung televisions. The service will subsequently cease to...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Nioh Takes a Stab at Second Place

    PS4 continues to top hardware

    Unfortunately for PlayStation 4 exclusive Nioh, it's had to go up against a new Dragon Quest game during its first week on the Japanese market, meaning that it was never going to snatch that coveted top spot. The critically acclaimed action title skewered second place, selling 75,477 copies - not a gigantic amount,...

  • Store Update 14th February 2017 (Europe)

    Love in

    Sony's showing its love this Valentine's Day by delivering a bumper PlayStation Store update, which includes everything from For Honor and Sniper Elite 4 through to Resident Evil 7 DLC and DiRT Rally VR. Speaking of the latter, there's actually a bunch of new PlayStation VR content, and a few lesser known indie titles as well. What will you...

  • Feature Which of PlayStation's Lonely Hearts Are Looking for Love?

    Meet your match

    Where PlayStation protagonists fall in love. Start dating with Push My Square today.: We know that being a PlayStation hero is hard. That's why we created Push My Square – a vibrant community in which video game stars of all shapes and sizes can find the partner of their dreams. Since the company's inception in 1994, we've...

  • UK Sales Charts Grand Theft Auto V Stabs Nioh in the Back

    Team Ninja title in second

    Oh Nioh! Team Ninja's critically acclaimed Souls-like samurai escapade couldn't overcome the continued success of Grand Theft Auto V, meaning that the legendary Rockstar release is now the fifth title since tracking started in the UK to secure 12 spells at the summit. It's in esteemed company alongside the likes of, er,...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 155

    Back on schedule

    After last week's dramatically delayed What Are You Playing, we're back with a relatively on-time issue now that our hardware issues have (hopefully) been resigned to the past. Is there anything worse than computer problems, readers? We wouldn't mind if Windows 10 actually revealed what was wrong; instead it kicks up vague error...

  • News Now's Your Chance to Catch Up on All the Yakuza Games

    Feeling Japanese

    At long last, the Yakuza series has stepped out of its underground mire and into the mainstream, which means that it's a perfect time for you to polish off Yakuza 0 and pick up every entry in the series. And here's the ideal opportunity: one quick-thinking retailer has ordered retail reprints of the entire series thus far, meaning...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Resident Evil 7 Regrows Its Limbs at the Top

    Boruto also enters the fray

    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has remained at the top of the Japanese software charts, selling a further 52,665 copies on PlayStation 4. The horror title has almost hit the quarter of a million mark now, and it'll likely surpass that goal this week. It's not the kind of number worth screaming about, but it's a reasonably...

  • News Yet More PS4 Games Go Cheap on European PlayStation Store

    Pound stretcher

    Sony's rolled out a roster of February discounts on the European PlayStation Store, with titles like Dishonored 2, Mafia III, and Destiny: The Taken King enjoying the cut price treatment. The offers aren't outstanding this time, but you may want to cast your eye over Just Cause 3 or

  • Store Update 7th February 2017 (Europe)

    Nioh we're talkin'

    Another week and another must-own PlayStation 4 exclusive has arrived: this time it's Nioh from Team Ninja which we like very much. It's joined by an eclectic mix of software, including Kitty Powers' Matchmaker, VR Ping Pong, and more. PS4 Games: How to Survive 2 6th February For Honor Open Beta (9th to 12th February) 6th...

  • News Download Your Free February PlayStation Plus Games Now

    Bandwidth busters

    Your free February PlayStation Plus games are live and kicking in Europe, and ready for you to download right now. Those of you in North America may have to wait a few more hours for the PlayStation Store to update, but expect your goodies to be available imminently. The headliners this month include LittleBigPlanet 3 and Not a...

  • UK Sales Charts Resident Evil 7 Extends Its Stay at Summit

    Dead rising

    Resident Evil 7 has managed to cling on to the top of the UK sales charts this week, putting it in pole position to secure three consecutive weeks at the summit. It'll need to fight off Nioh if it hopes to achieve that, but the run would put the all-new survival horror on par with Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil 5, both of which...

  • News February PlayStation Plus Games Revealed

    The leak was right

    Sony's revealed February's PlayStation Plus line up at the last possible minute - but at least it's finally here, eh? This month's selection is lead by the two PlayStation 4 titles that were leaked earlier today: LittleBigPlanet 3 and Not a Hero. The former is obviously a retail title, but will it be enough to put an end to the...

  • Game of the Month Top 4 PlayStation Games of January 2017

    Cannibals, heroes, antiheroes, and gangsters

    Without question, 2017 has got off to a great start when it comes to gaming. January was packed with Japanese goodness, with a slew of highly rated releases from the East hitting the PlayStation 4 one after another. It was easily one of the best openings to a year that we've seen in a long time, which...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Resident Evil 7 Doesn't Quite Kill It

    Capcom's latest stalks the summit

    There's only one new release worth talking about in the latest Japanese software charts, and that's Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Capcom's well-received horror title entered in first place on PlayStation 4, selling 216,314 copies. Relatively speaking, it's not a bad number - most games these days do a lot less - but...

January2017

  • Store Update 31st January 2017 (Europe)

    Sabotage

    This isn't the biggest European PlayStation Store update you're likely to see, but after the past couple of weeks we're going to assume that your wallet is in need of a rest. Anyway, new titles this week include Dexed, Double Dragon IV, and Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers, but it's the DLC that most will pay attention to: Resident Evil 7's...

  • News All of Persona 5's DLC Will Be Heading West

    Phantom thievery

    Unsurprisingly, all of Persona 5's downloadable content will be making its way West following the game's release on the 4th April. European publisher Deep Silver has confirmed as much over on Twitter, so you can be safe in the knowledge that you won't be missing out on all that premium clutter Japan got last year. We say clutter,...

  • UK Sales Charts 73% of Resident Evil 7's Retail Copies Sold on PS4

    Yakuza and Kingdom Hearts chart

    Japanese games generally sell best on the PlayStation 4 but Resident Evil is one of those rare Eastern franchises that commands just as much interest in the West as it does in the East. However, that's not stopped Capcom's latest survival horror from selling best on Sony's system in the UK, with the PS4 accounting for...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 153

    Rooster teeth

    We're genuinely in the midst of PlayStation 4 heaven right now, as January has seen the console amass one of the strongest selections of games that we've seen since the system launched. That means you're no doubt playing something new this week, and we want to know what. Yakuza 0? Gravity Rush 2? Resident Evil 7? You know the drill...

  • Feature 5 Reasons Why Kazuma Kiryu Is the Hardest Man on PlayStation

    Don't mess

    There's no point in denying it: we have a massive man-crush on Yakuza protagonist Kazuma Kiryu here at Push Square. We've known the guy since the days of the PlayStation 2, and our admiration seems to grow with every new Yakuza title that makes its way to Western shores. For the heathens among you who don't know who Kazuma Kiryu is,...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Gravity Rush Goes Top as Valkyria Revolution Flops

    PS4 still the hardware king

    Gravity Rush 2 has floated straight to the top of the latest Japanese software charts, shifting 74,361 copies. Certainly not an amazing number, but it's not quite terrible either, and it's an improvement over the sales of the original Gravity Rush. In any case, it's nice to see Kat at least make it to the summit - even...

  • News Stock Up on PS4 Must Haves with NA PlayStation Essentials Sale

    Caught on the way down

    Another week, another chance to bulk up on cheap and cheerful PlayStation 4 games. Sony's launched the PlayStation Essentials sale on the North American PlayStation Store, and this one is chock full of must own releases. In truth, it's missing a number of games that you'd expect with that kind of name, but deals like Batman:...

  • Store Update 24th January 2017 (Europe)

    A crazy week

    There can be no question that 2017 has started strongly on the PlayStation 4, but this week's selection of new software is particularly insane. You'll need to select between Yakuza 0, Kingdom Hearts: We're Not Typing the Full Title Here, and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – a frightening array of impressive wares. Plus there are some...

  • UK Sales Charts Gravity Rush 2 Slinks Outside Top Ten

    Me-oh

    Gravity Rush 2, for all of its critical acclaim, was always going to be an impossible sell, and unfortunately the superhero sequel has failed to break the UK sales charts top ten. The fan favourite finished in 16th position, which doesn't look terrible until you remember that sales are low across the board this time of the year. It probably...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 152

    A-WAYP we go

    We may have a new website, but the old favourites remain. WAYP is one of the longest running features here at Push Square, so despite the fancy new framework, we're not changing a damn thing about it. Regular readers should know the drill by now: we reveal our gaming schedule, before handing the microphone to you in the comments section...

  • News US PlayStation Store Flash Sale Plunges Prices on PS4

    PS3 and Vita also join the party

    You may have a new president now, but that ain't stopping Sony from posting some great deals on the US PlayStation Store. The platform holder's launched a pretty tasty January Flash Sale on the American plaza today, with offers spanning everything from Hitman Go ($3.19) through to Lords of the Fallen ($3.99)...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Kingdom Hearts and Danganronpa Race to the Top

    PS4 still king of hardware

    It's taken quite a few weeks, but PlayStation's finally managed to get a couple of titles to the top of the Japanese software charts. The ridiculously named Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue jumped straight into first place with sales of 137,797 copies. Not a huge amount, but certainly a solid opening. Behind...

  • Podcast Episode 21 - PlayStation Game of the Year 2016

    The only opinions that matter

    Well, it's been a while hasn't it? We took some time to enjoy Christmas and New Years but now we're back and ready to fill your ears with all the latest and greatest from the land of PlayStation via the Push Square Podcast. We make our triumphant 2017 debut with a MASSIVE episode to make up for our absence - and if...

  • Store Update 17th January 2017 (Europe)

    It's a big one

    We're midway through January and the European PlayStation Store is back in full force. Oh boy, is it back. There's a metric ton of new titles out over the next few days, including Gravity Rush 2, The Flame in the Flood, and 2064: Read Only Memories. There are also some Atari compilations and a firefighting simulation. Variety is the...

  • UK Sales Charts Grand Theft Auto V Hijacks the Top Spot

    Rockstar energy

    Can you believe this? Grand Theft Auto V, the game which first released all the way back in 2013, is currently top of the UK sales charts in 2017. The popular open world affair managed to steal this week's crown from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – a truly amazing achievement. Familiar faces FIFA 17 and Battlefield 1 rounded out...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 151

    Switch it up

    An exciting week comes to an end, with the Nintendo Switch now a known quantity. Of course, that's a topic of discussion for Nintendo Life and not necessarily Push Square. We've had a busy week as well, though, reviewing the likes of Gravity Rush 2 – and let me tell you, we're crunching really hard on a number of January's big titles...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Keeps a Healthy Lead as Final Fantasy XV Nears 1 Million

    Fantasy's almost a reality

    There's not too much going on in the latest Japanese hardware and software charts, but it's nice to see both the PlayStation 4 and Vita ticking along rather nicely. Sony's current-gen console has enjoyed a relatively healthy run of late, and it's sold another 78,927 units last week. Given that the PS4 averaged around...

  • News Dead or Alive 5: Last Round's Free-to-Play Version Punches Through 8 Million Downloads

    And fiesty boxer Mila's free until February

    Publisher Koei Tecmo has announced that Dead or Alive: Last Round's free-to-play package, named Core Fighters, has been downloaded over 8 million times worldwide. The game's available across multiple platforms including PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, but it still seems like a pretty healthy number to...

  • Store Update 10th January 2017 (Europe)

    We go again

    Disaster averted! We almost popped a big fat '2016' in that headline, but it is of course a new year now. Naturally, the gaming industry is just starting to stumble out of its Christmas-induced slumber, but there's some good stuff on the European PlayStation Store this week in the form of a Tales of Berseria demo and Hatsune Miku:...

  • UK Sales Charts Ain't No Stopping the Call of Duty

    Nothin' to see here

    It may be a New Year, but some things never change: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has remained at the top of the UK sales charts for the… We've lost count, but it's been a long time now. The game fought off fierce competition from the usual suspects, with FIFA 17 and Grand Theft Auto V coming in just behind. Battlefield 1,...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 150

    A massive milestone

    It's a milestone issue of WAYP this week, mysteriously coinciding with Ashley Young's 150th appearance for Manchester United. Must be fate, eh? Anyway. It's the end of the first week back at work, and we sincerely hope it's been a slow one for you. How will you be spending the first full weekend of 2017? Sammy Barker, Editor: I...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Ends 2016 On Top

    Last but not least

    The final Japanese hardware and software charts of 2016 are in, and the PlayStation 4 has reclaimed its place at the top of the former. Sony's current-gen console jumped Nintendo's New 3DS LL, shifting a relatively healthy 73,421 units. That means the PS4 manged to sell through almost 1.8 million units in Japan last year. Not an...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Alex's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Judgement of the Gods

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below,...

  • News January's PlayStation Plus Games Are Available to Download Now

    First of the year

    January's PlayStation Plus offering is now live on the PlayStation Store. To recap, subscribers can download Day of the Tentacle Remastered, This War of Mine: The Little Ones, The Swindle, Azkend 2, Titan Souls, and Blazerush. However, at the time of writing, the selection is only available in Europe - the games should be live in...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Jade's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Zero hour

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below, you'll find...

  • UK Sales Charts Infinite Success for Call of Duty on PS4

    Price cuts do the business

    Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has spent practically the entirety of the Christmas period at the top of the UK sales charts. Activision may have needed to slash the price of its latest first-person shooter as low as £19.99 across the country, but it's done the trick, as the title managed to top the British best sellers...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Kell's Personal PlayStation Picks

    It was inside of you all along

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Simon's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Overwatch this

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below, you'll...

December2016

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 149

    Happy New Year

    Did you know that 2016 will be extended by a second? It's as if the Gods are mocking us, forcing us to endure such a dire year for a moment longer. The good news is that 2017 isn't too far away, and hopefully things will start looking up again. And of course, with it being a Bank Holiday weekend, it's the perfect opportunity to play...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Sam's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Bromance

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below, you'll find...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Liam's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Fit for a thief

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below,...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Jacob's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Lasting appeal

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below, you'll...

  • News January's PlayStation Plus Games Have Been Revealed

    Happy New Year?

    Sony's announced which games you can expect from your PlayStation Plus subscription next month. On PlayStation 4, wacky adventure Day of the Tentacle Remastered and survival sim This War of Mine: The Little Ones are up for grabs. The former is also on Vita, alongside The Swindle - which will be available on all three of Sony's...

  • UK Sales Charts Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Clings On

    CoD and chips

    In the penultimate UK sales chart of the year, tracking data for the week through 24th December, the maligned Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare maintained its position at the top of the best sellers list – not bad for a supposed "flop", eh? To be fair, the game has been on sale for £19.99 at some stores, which is unprecedented for...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Graham's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Inside and out

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below, you'll...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Victor's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Watching over you

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below,...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Ken's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Life is just a fantasy

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean...

  • Game of the Year 2016 John's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Treasured

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below, you'll find...

  • Feature The 10 Best PS4 Soundtracks of 2016

    Hitting the right notes

    Another year gone. Times flies, doesn't it? 2016 may have been, erm, less than stellar in a lot of respects, but the games industry was by no means one of the problems. Quality reigned supreme across so many titles it's hard to keep track. Not to be left behind, though, was the music from these games, which delivered some...

  • News PS4 Flash Sale Plunges the Price of Must Have Titles in North America

    Caught on the way down

    Sony's dropped a surprise Flash Sale in North America, plunging the price of must have PlayStation 4 titles over the Christmas holidays. This one's live now, but is scheduled to end on 26th December at 08:00AM PT, so you're going to want to be quick. To be honest, it's not the greatest set of discounts you'll ever see, but...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Sammy's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Beauty and the beast

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below,...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This... Christmas? - Issue 5

    Xmas factor

    It's the holidays, so not only does it mean we've got a special edition of WAYP lined up, but we've also polished it up in a timely manner. We upped the word count this week so that our staffers could cram in a few more of their plans, and we're hoping to see a similarly bulging comments section below. Sammy Barker, Editor: I'm a...

  • News PS4's European January Sale Is the Biggest and Best Ever

    Hundreds of amazing games go low on PlayStation Store

    This. Is. Insane. If you've been disappointed with the quality of the Christmas sales on the PlayStation Store here in Europe, then this feature-length January doozy will see that you spend all of your bonus in one swift sweep. Spanning everything from indies to blockbusters, golden oldies to...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Stephen's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Witness it

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below, you'll...

  • Podcast Episode 20 - Was Final Fantasy XV Worth the Wait?

    Plus plenty of Christmas cheer

    As we settle in for Christmas, and with Tarrant on holiday, Push Square's two biggest miseries talk Final Fantasy's best protagonist and Push Square's Final Fantasy XV review. Indie Bin is Housemarque's Alienation, but how does it stack up to the excellent Resogun? Following that, we have a little natter about what...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Robert's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Finally, a fantasy

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below,...

  • Japanese Sales Charts 3DS Software Rules the Roost While PS4 Hardware Holds

    Yakuza 6 and Final Fantasy XV still in Top Ten

    With the big PlayStation 4 releases all out, there was a chance that Sony's system may sag, but it registered a decent hold in this week's Media Create report. The bog-standard box shifted some 70,031 units for the week, while the PS4 Pro added another 9,317 units on top – not enough to displace the...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Joey's Personal PlayStation Picks

    We're all soldiers now

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean...

  • Store Update 20th December 2016 (North America)

    A new frontier

    The Walking Dead: A New Frontier fronts up a North American PlayStation Store update that's surprisingly good for PlayStation VR, with both Fruit Ninja VR and Lethal VR up for grabs. Other highlights in this, the last update before Christmas, include Wild Guns Reloaded and a bunch of DLC for various popular releases. PS4 Games:...

  • Talking Point Which Free January 2017 PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    Take your pick

    Santa hasn't even slipped down your chimney yet, and already we're talking about January 2017's free batch of PlayStation Plus goodies. That's because we're actually expecting an announcement of the Instant Game Collection lineup imminently – potentially before Christmas, but most likely in the days between the Big Day and the New...

  • Store Update 20th December 2016 (Europe)

    Once more with feeling

    It's the final European PlayStation Store update of the year, and it's a humdinger if you're a fan of Telltale's The Walking Dead titles. The number one new addition this time is A New Frontier, which promises to continue the tale of Clementine and crew. It's joined by Wild Guns Reloaded and a hearty helping of PlayStation VR...

  • News This Is What Until Dawn Looked Like on the PS3

    Move aside

    Some of you will remember, but for those who don't, Supermassive Games' schlocky horror Until Dawn was originally in development for the PlayStation 3 – and, primarily, the PlayStation Move motion controller. It was planned to be an exclusive for Sony's illuminating wand, with the gameplay built around the 3D tracking of the...

  • UK Sales Charts Activision Answers the Christmas Call of Duty

    CoD on top

    Despite disappointing sales, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has waltzed away with the UK Christmas number one for the… Well, seventh time in the series' history. The shooter, which has seen a slew of heavy discounts, saw off FIFA 17, which finished up in second. Meanwhile, Battlefield 1 wrapped up in third place, while Watch Dogs 2...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 148

    Winter magic

    It's Christmas! Well, almost. Many of you will be flitting around like robins trying to complete the last of your holiday preparations this weekend, but the remainder of you will be eschewing the seasonal spirit by wrapping up warm with your PlayStation 4. We want to hear from the latter of you. Robert Ramsey, Associate Editor: I'm...

  • News November 2016 NPD: PS4 on Top as Call of Duty Targets Number One

    CoD and flops

    As reported earlier in the month, the PlayStation 4 won the November 2016 NPD report, breaking a four month Xbox One streak. The console – which was buoyed by its best Black Friday ever and the launch of the PS4 Pro – has now surpassed 50 million units globally, and is on track to bloat that figure further through the...

  • News Minecraft's Braving Radiation with Fallout DLC

    Mind the ghouls

    Wow, it's been a while since we wrote about Minecraft, but its newly announced Fallout skin pack looks too cool to ignore. We spotted a ton of locations from the open world titles in the trailer that we've embedded above, including a rather blocky replica of the Prydwen from Fallout 4. The DLC is coming to the console versions of...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Yakuza 6, The Last Guardian Maintain Strong PS4 Sales

    Final Fantasy drops as Kazuma tops

    It's been a decent period for the PlayStation 4 in its home nation, and that continued this week with the release of Yakuza 6 and The Last Guardian. The long-awaited latter title actually did unexpectedly well, shifting some 82,260 units – a not exactly awe-inspiring sum, but much better than we anticipated...

  • Store Update 13th December 2016 (North America)

    Barnstormin'

    As was the case across the pond, Stardew Valley is the headline addition to this week's North American PlayStation Store update. It's joined by a couple of additional trinkets, including the finale of Telltale's Batman series. PS4 Games: Bridge Constructor $9.99 DRIVE!DRIVE!DRIVE! $19.99 Feist $9.99 Her Majesty's Spiffing $18.49 I...

  • News Persona 5's Haru Drinks Tea and Kicks Arse in New Character Trailer

    Befitting of a lady

    The prim and proper Haru is the star of your latest Persona 5 character trailer, as she sips tea and shoots shadows in the face. She's also fond of a pretty large axe that she likes to swing around with some force, so she's a party member that you don't want to mess with - even if her somewhat snooty Phantom Thief costume...

  • News Sony Reveals Winners of Japan's PlayStation Awards 2016

    Prize pots

    Sony's annual PlayStation Awards ceremony in Japan is a little bit weird, because it generally recognises commercial success ahead of critical acclaim. It's also unusual in that there's an award tier designed to recognise titles that sell over one million units domestically, but that rarely happens in the East anymore. Still, the show...

  • Store Update 13th December 2016 (Europe)

    Dew on the stars

    Stardew Valley! Stardew Valley! Stardew Valley! The European PlayStation Store is definitely winding down a little ahead of the holidays, but there's no shortage of bundles and DLC to look forward to this week. Plus, did we mention Stardew Valley? Stardew Valley! PS4 Games: Necropolis: A Diabolical Dungeon Delve 12th December...

  • Game of the Month Top 4 PlayStation Games of November 2016

    Guns, knives, hipsters, and pretty boys

    With November done and dusted, it's safe to say that the winter rush is over. We look forward to this period of peace every year, but it isn't long before we realise that we soon have to get busy with our Game of the Year coverage. Writing about games is a hard life, folks. Anyway, before we can crown a...

  • UK Sales Charts The Last Guardian Outpaces ICO and Shadow of the Colossus

    But can't beat Dead Rising 4

    The Last Guardian hasn't exactly torn the UK sales charts to shreds, but it's done reasonably in its first week on sale, outpacing predecessors ICO and Shadow of the Colossus on its debut. The long-awaited title from Team ICO entered the British best sellers list in seventh position – a couple of places behind timed...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 147

    Shortest issue ever

    You know that brand of magazine that typically gets sold on high streets. Well, this edition of WAYP carries the opposite name to that. The thing is, for the first time in 147 weeks, your editor forgot to contact the team about this weekly feature. And thus, only two entries have been submitted – one of them coming from your...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Final Fantasy XV Takes a Trip to the Top as PS4 Numbers Rocket

    The boys are back

    Here it is, folks - the day of reckoning is upon us. For months we've been meditating on Final Fantasy XV and the impact that it may have on the Japanese console scene - but now it's finally time to see how the blockbuster has performed over in the East. Unsurprisingly, Final Fantasy XV stormed to the top of the software charts,...

  • News Futaba's Got Your Back in Latest Persona 5 Character Trailer

    Clever girl

    Atlus has released another Persona 5 character trailer, this time introducing the tech-headed Futaba. Much like Persona 3's Fuuka and Persona 4's Rise, Futaba acts as something of a guide as you delve into dungeons, passing along handy information and dishing out buffs to your party during battle. Basically, she's the brains of the...

  • Store Update 6th December 2016 (North America)

    Phoenix tales

    Well, here we go, then: The Last Guardian is out. Can you believe that? It's been a decade coming, but Fumito Ueda's fantasy opus is finally, finally here. There are other games listed as part of this week's North American PlayStation Store update, but they aren't taking top billing, are they? PS4 Games: 3ON3 FREESTYLE FREE...

  • News Download December's Free PlayStation Plus Games Now

    Get 'em while they're hot

    December's free batch of PlayStation Plus games have proved a divisive bunch, but we actually rather liked Stories: Path of Destinies and Invisible Inc, so they may yet be worth the bandwidth. Both titles – along with fellow freebies Hyper Void, Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops, Color Guardians, and VVVVVV – are avai

  • Store Update 6th December 2016 (Europe)

    Cat among the Tricos

    There's only one highlight on the European PlayStation Store this week: The Last Guardian, after a decade or so of development, is finally out this week on the PlayStation 4. Can you believe it? What a crazy couple of weeks it's been. There's also the PlayStation VR demo for Star Wars Battlefront, which we'll capture and share...

  • Podcast Episode 19 - PSX 2016 Dissected and Discussed

    And how about Knack 2, eh?

    Well, what a time to be a PlayStation fan, am I right? This week on the Push Square Podcast we obviously take a look at all the fantastic stuff unveiled at this year's PSX which obviously takes us longer than usual meaning out Big Review this episode is put on the back bench. In my Indie Bin is PlayDead's critically...

  • UK Sales Charts Final Fantasy XV Fails to Dethrone FIFA 17

    But starts strong all the same

    Final Fantasy XV couldn't Noctis FIFA 17 from its perch in this week's UK sales charts – but it still registered the second strongest first week sales for a Final Fantasy game in Britain, falling only short of Final Fantasy XIII's week one numbers. We're pretty sure that Square Enix will see that as a success –...

  • PSX 2016 Persona 5 English Story Trailer Calls Upon Its Inner Self

    Personal business

    The trailers just refuse to stop today, and now the Phantom Thieves are getting in on the act. Atlus has revealed an English Persona 5 story trailer that gives a relatively vague overview of the role-playing release's narrative. It's all about your inner self and that, innit. Persona 5 is due to launch in April next year, but...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 146

    Experience it

    It's time for PSX 2016, so we suspect that a lot of you are going to be spending a portion of your weekend watching and responding to Sony's press conference. During the downtime, though, what will you be playing? Here's everything on our itinerary. Alex Stinton, Reviewer: This weekend, I'll hopefully be hoovering up the last...

  • News The Reaction to December's PlayStation Plus Games Has Not Been Positive

    Not so happy holidays

    Earlier this week, Sony leaked December's PlayStation Plus offerings on its very own digital storefront. Quite the cock-up, but we imagine that the general reaction to the supposed selection of PlayStation 4 titles wouldn't have been quite so negative had a hallowed AAA blockbuster of yesteryear been present. Y'know,...

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