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February2018

January2018

  • News February PlayStation Plus Games Announced

    Another good month

    And there we have it: Sony has officially announced the PlayStation Plus lineup for February 2018, and honestly, it's pretty decent. On PlayStation 4, we're getting Knack and RiME. In other words, the leak from earlier today was spot on. We repeat: we're getting Knack on PlayStation Plus. This is not a drill. Elsewhere,...

  • News Japanese Sales Charts: Monster Hunter: World and PS4 Tear Apart the Competition

    What did you expect?

    As expected, Monster Hunter: World has taken Japan by storm. The series has always been an absolute juggernaut in its native region, and World only solidifies that status -- clearly Monster Hunter doesn't need to be exclusive to a handheld device in order to sell incredibly well. The game shifted a whopping 1.25 million copies...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Monster Hunter: World Hunts Down Best First Week in Series History

    Roaring success

    It's a monstrous start for sales of Capcom's Monster Hunter: World. The game only launched on Friday, but it debuts in the UK charts in first place, and has enjoyed the strongest first week sales of any Monster Hunter title. Dragon Ball FighterZ also performed extremely well, scoring the franchise's best debut chart position at...

  • Talking Point What Free February 2018 PS Plus Games Do You Want?

    When will Feb 2018's PlayStation Plus lineup be revealed?

    What’s the February 2018 PlayStation Plus lineup, then? It’s the question on everyone’s lips as we sprint towards the end of another month. And when will the latest PS Plus update even be announced? It’s a good question, as January happens to be one of those awkward months where it...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 204

    The hunt is on

    It was a frighteningly big week on the PlayStation 4 this time, with Monster Hunter: World, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Celeste all vying for your attention. It should make for an action-packed WAYP, so without further ado, let’s get into it. Sammy Barker, Editor: I'm not playing Monster Hunter: World. Yet. Now will everyone stop...

  • News Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Outsells Switch Two Weeks in a Row

    Gintama also shows up to party

    The PlayStation 4's on a little bit of a roll in Japan right now, as the current-gen console has outsold the Nintendo Switch for the second week in a row. Combining the numbers of both the standard model and the PS4 Pro, Sony's system breaks 50,000 units, which is a solid amount. Over on the software charts, things...

  • News New US PS Store Sale Focuses on PlayStation Essentials

    What'll ya have?

    Following on from the last flash sale, Sony has brought another set of savings to the US PlayStation Store. Calling it the PlayStation Essentials sale, there are a lot of games big and small in the offer across PS4, PS3 and Vita. You're treated to savings of up to 50% (or 60%, if you're a PS Plus member). Some PS4 highlights...

  • News PSN Engineers Working to Resolve Hiccups

    Some functionality on PS4 affected

    Looks like the impending release of Monster Hunter: World and the opening of God of War pre-orders has temporarily pulled the PlayStation Network to its knees, as outages are being reported in some territories. Sony, to its credit, has already issued an update stating that engineers are on the case and working to...

  • Store Update 23rd January 2018 (Europe)

    Hunter time

    It’s a bonkers week on the European PlayStation Store, with multiple big games all vying for your attention. Monster Hunter: World is, of course, the big one – but don’t forget Dragon Ball FighterZ, The Inpatient, Lost Sphear, Iconoclasts, Celeste, and… Wait, this is ridiculous! PS4 Games: LOST SPHEAR 23 January Iconoclasts 23...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Digimon Marks Only Change in Impenetrable Top 10

    Digimon are the champions

    Another week, another mostly similar UK sales chart. This week we mainly see a reshuffle of the previous top 10, with only one dropping out (Forza Motorsport 7) and one new entry. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory just makes it into 10th place on the list, and honestly, there isn't a whole lot more to report...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 203

    Frisbee the one

    With the end of January rapidly approaching, it finally feels like the year is underway. Here at Push Square, we’ve oiled up our review machine and set it to work, as several big new releases look poised to invade the PlayStation 4. In fact, this may be your last opportunity to work through your backlog. The question is: what are...

  • News New Flash Sale Appears on US PlayStation Store

    Something for the weekend

    Once again, Sony has sprung a flash sale on the US PlayStation Store. You'll be able to buy this bevvy of bargains up until 22nd January at 8am PT. Games included in the sale are going for under $5 and include a wide range of titles across Sony's range of consoles. Highlights include Mirror's Edge Catalyst and the complete...

  • News 'Games Under €20' Sale Begins on EU PlayStation Store

    Spend, spend, spend

    With the mammoth January sale finally over, Sony has seen fit to replace it with a new round of discounts, just in case you haven't bought enough games recently. There are, as usual, a huge number of titles on offer, all under €20 (or £16 for us Brits). Highlights include Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, The Last Guardian,...

  • News December 2017 NPD: Call of Duty: WWII Conquers $3.29 Billion Month

    PS4 crowned best-selling console of 2017

    Those people who wrote articles about the death of the console industry prior to the release of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One should hang their heads in shame, as Call of Duty: WWII just dominated a $3.29 billion month for the United States games industry. That’s up 10 per cent over year-over-year,...

  • News Japanese Sales Charts: Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Fights Its Way to Number 1 on PS4

    But can't beat its PSP brothers

    Dissidia Final Fantasy NT launched in Japan last week, and it shot straight to the top of the software charts. The fighter-role-playing game hybrid racked up around 106,000 sales on PlayStation 4. That doesn't seem too shabby given the current Japanese market, but it's worth pointing out that the two prior Dissidia...

  • Store Update 16th January 2018 (Europe)

    Digimon! Digital monsters!

    The betas keep coming, as both Monster Hunter: World and Metal Gear Survive score pre-release stress tests on the European PlayStation Store this week. All things told, it’s a sizeable update on Sony’s storefront for a mid-January week, with Kerbal Space Program, Digimon Story, and Street Fighter V: Arcade...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Grand Theft Auto V Returns to the Top

    Chop, Chop

    Grand Theft Auto V first released in 2013; it’s still topping the UK sales charts in 2018. The unbelievable success of Rockstar Games’ open world opus trucks on, with the title securing its 14th cumulative number one, putting it close to record holder Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’s 18 week record. GTA5’s now spent 226 weeks on...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 202

    Just Saiyan

    The weekend has arrived, which means a full slate of Premier League football and some pretty great NFL playoff games. Of course, it also means extra gaming time, and with a monstrous array of new releases around the corner, this may be the best opportunity for you to catch up on your backlog. Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m never going to...

  • News Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Gets a Healthy New Year Boost

    Sony's system enjoys a jump

    Two Japanese sales charts articles in one week? Are they trying to do us in? The numbers for the first week of 2018 are here, and despite Nintendo absolutely dominating the software charts, the PlayStation 4 managed to rack up some decent figures. The standard model enjoyed a reasonable sales boost, jumping from 37,000...

  • News PlayStation Fans Are Gaming's Biggest W*nkers

    #4TheForeplay

    Sony’s mantra with the PlayStation 4 is “the best place to play”, and true to its word, new Pornhub data shows that fans have been extra busy jiggling their joysticks in 2017. PlayStation systems accounted for a whopping 56 per cent of the popular site’s games console traffic last year, meaning you should probably think twice...

  • News Japanese Sales Charts: It's Been a Quiet Christmas for PlayStation

    Zzz

    We'll be frank: it's barely worth reporting on these latest Japanese charts. PlayStation had a very quiet post-Christmas period, with console sales dropping off and no new software to speak of. Only three PlayStation titles stuck around in the top 20: Earth Defense Force 5, Call of Duty: WWII, and Yakuza: Kiwami 2. Meanwhile, the standard...

  • Store Update 9th January 2018 (Europe)

    Here we go again

    It’s still very early in the year, but it’s time for the European PlayStation Store to be awoken from its slumber. The headliner this week is probably Little Red Lie, the latest interactive adventure from Actual Sunlight creator Will O’Neill. A special mention must go out to Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 3, though, which...

  • News UK Sales Charts: FIFA 18 Kicks off 2018 at No.1

    Live and kicking

    The new year is off to a fairly unsurprising start in the UK weekly sales chart. FIFA 18 has reclaimed the top spot from Call of Duty: WWII, and we see PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds nip into the top 10 at 7th, but other than that, there isn't an awful lot out of the ordinary this week. Perhaps the most interesting nugget of...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 201

    Back 2Business

    It’s the start of a new year and, we don’t know about you, but everything feels weird. It’s like, everything is different and yet still the same. The good news is that the weekend has arrived to rip you free from your existential crisis, so here are the games that we’re planning to play over the next couple of days. Sammy...

  • News Call of Duty: WWII Topped the US PS Store Charts for 2017

    Friday the 13th in top five

    Call of Duty: WWII was the most downloaded PlayStation 4 game of 2017 on the US PlayStation Store, followed by Destiny 2. The news will surely have Activision’s Bobby Kotick licking his lips, but there’s a surprise in third position: Friday the 13th. The asymmetrical online game beat out Horizon: Zero Dawn which...

  • News New Deals Join the Enormous PS4 January Sale Today

    Horizon: Zero Dawn! Gran Turismo Sport! Injustice 2!

    Sony is hoping to squeeze a few more pennies out of your wallets this month, as it's just refreshed the PlayStation Store's ludicrously large January sale. Some big games are included, too, so it's worth double checking what's on offer. Horizon: Zero Dawn is probably the best of the new deals at...

  • News NA PlayStation Store Rolls Out Fourth Week of Holiday Sales

    In case you're not already broke

    How about another bumper North American PlayStation Store sale to settle your post-Christmas blues? There are some ridiculous prices on some low-key PlayStation 4 games this week, like PlayStation VR shooter Ace Banana which is now $1.99. Other highlights include Bound ($6.99), Fat Princess Adventures ($1.99), and...

  • News January's PlayStation Plus Games are Available Now

    In Europe, at least

    If you received a fresh PlayStation Plus membership for Christmas, you're in luck -- the European Store has just updated, and this month's complimentary titles are ready for download. Expect the freebies to launch in North America later today. The main event this time is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, a decent cyberpunk sneak 'em up...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Call of Duty Remains MVP for Final Week of 2017

    Boom

    Perhaps unsurprisingly, Call of Duty: WWII has kept hold of its position atop the UK physical charts as 2017 drew to a close. It's been sitting pretty as number one for eight weeks running which, according to chart trackers GfK, hasn't happened since Zumba Fitness danced into our lives in 2011. The top five hasn't changed at all, actually, but...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Jacob's Personal Picks

    Acceptable in the 80s

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. Jacob was no bother at all...

  • Feature The 10 Best PlayStation Soundtracks of 2017

    Reelin’ in the year

    2017 was an absolute banner year for games: AAA games were firing on all cylinders, indies knocked it out of the park again and again, and there were more Game of the Year contenders than we care to count. Alongside many of these stellar games were absolutely phenomenal soundtracks, too. This year more than any other was the...

  • Game of the Year 2017 What Was Your Favourite PlayStation Game of 2017?

    Now it's your turn

    Now that we've had our say on the best games of 2017, we're turning our attention to you, the Push Square community. 50 games made our Game of the Year shortlist, and we're going to present that list to you lot as a poll. All you have to do vote for your three favourite titles. And we should probably emphasise that:...

  • Game of The Year 2017 Joey's Personal Picks

    The will of the scribes

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. Fortunately, Joey was no...

December2017

  • Game of the Year 2017 John's Personal Picks

    Fractured but whole

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. We threatened to jot down John...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Alex's Personal Picks

    The new colossus

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. We gave Alex the side-eye as he...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Sam's Personal Picks

    Welcome to the GotY, son

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. Squeezing blood from a stone...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 200

    Milestone edition

    Wow! We’ve actually reached Issue 200 of WAYP, and we’ve still managed to maintain a flawless weekly record. That’s some feat because it means this feature has been running for roughly four years – in fact, it’s longer because the series started life as a bi-weekly article helmed by our very own Katy Ellis. She’s...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Gabriella's Personal Picks

    The lost legacy

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. We told Gabriella she wouldn't be...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Liam's Personal Picks

    Pick 'n' mix

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. We had to tempt Liam with homemade...

  • News January PlayStation Plus Games Announced

    A good start to 2018

    It's that time again, folks: January's PlayStation Plus lineup has been officially announced. As is becoming a common trend, the recent leak was correct. On PlayStation 4, subscribers are getting Batman: The Telltale Series (that's season one) and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Meanwhile, PlayStation 3 users

  • News Japanese Sales Charts: PS4, PS4 Pro Continue to Sell Well Over the Holidays

    But that's about it

    Sony has enjoyed a decent run over the last few weeks in Japan, with the holiday season pushing sales of both the PlayStation 4 and the PS4 Pro. According to the latest hardware charts, the former broke 50,000 units over the last week, and although the latter saw a very slight dip, the supercharged system still managed to top...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Crash Bandicoot Climbs the List for Christmas

    Oodibigah

    Remember when people questioned whether Crash Bandicoot could possibly be relevant in 2017? Well, the orange furred fave has done okay for himself this Christmas, with the N. Sane Trilogy climbing up the UK sales charts into sixth position over the holidays. This is a muted British best sellers list due to the lack of new releases, but...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Graham's Personal Picks

    A damn fine list

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. We threatened to steal Graham's...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Robert's Personal Picks

    Get up, get out there

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. We've had to drag Ramsey away...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Victor's Personal Picks

    Curve ball

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. We threatened Victor with the ban hammer...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Simon's Personal Picks

    Simon says

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. We threatened Simon with Polybius on...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Sammy's Personal Picks

    Super hot

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. We had to clip Sammy’s wings before he gave us...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This... Christmas? - Issue 6

    Glad tidings

    The 200th edition of WAYP has been postponed for a week while we return for our sixth annual Christmas special. The format’s exactly the same, of course, we’ve just added some tinsel to the page. In fact, we haven’t even bothered doing that – you’ll have to use your imagination. Nevertheless, here’s what we’re playing this...

  • News NA PlayStation Store Flash Sale Shakes Us from Our Holiday Stupor

    Wakey, wakey

    There’s no rest for the wicked, so we must have been cruel in a previous life. Sony’s shaken us from our pizza-induced holiday stupor with a last-minute North American PlayStation Store Flash Sale, which is scheduled to run from now until 8AM PT on 27th December. Hooray for Christmas breaks and all that. To be fair, this isn’t...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Stephen's Personal Picks

    LOVE is all you need

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. We warned Stephen he'd have to...

  • News Sony Discounts Over 1,000 Items in Colossal EU PS Store Sale

    Be afraid

    Here we go, then, it’s time for the annual January sale on the European PlayStation Store – also known as the ‘Sony Wants Your Christmas Cash Bad’ promotion. This year there are over 1,000 items on offer across the PlayStation 4, PSVR, PS3, and PS Vita. And no, that’s not a typo – we’re literally talking about a sale with...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Kell's Personal Picks

    The indie apologist strikes again

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. We told Kell we'd...

  • Talking Point Which Free January 2018 PS Plus Games Do You Want?

    When will January 2018's PlayStation Plus lineup be revealed?

    What’s the January 2018 PS Plus lineup? Ho ho ho, that’s the question we’re here to ponder, as a New Year lingers right around the corner. It’s been a pretty good 2017 for PlayStation Plus – particularly the last six months of the year – but Sony will be looking to keep things...

  • News Sony Killing Killzone 2, Killzone 3 Servers in March 2018

    Decomissioned

    Sony’s trend of shutting down the servers on first-party games will continue beyond Gravity Rush 2, although Killzone 2 and Killzone 3 have enjoyed longer lifespans than Kat’s sophomore effort. Guerrilla’s confirmed that, from 29th March 2018, you’ll no longer be able to play the classic PlayStation 3 first-person shooters...

  • News Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Sturdy, But Utterly Overshadowed by Switch

    This is the new norm

    With your regular host Robert Ramsey AWOL for the afternoon, it’s down to yours truly to share the Japanese sales charts for the week. If you may forgive a Premier League analogy for the moment, the PlayStation 4 has cast itself as Manchester United for the time being, improving year-over-year but looking lacklustre next to...

  • News Guerrilla Finally Admits That Killzone 2's PS3 Reveal Trailer Was a Big Fat Fake

    We already knew, of course

    Long before loot boxes and horse armour, there was a different kind of gaming scandal engaging forum goers: was the Killzone 2 reveal trailer real or not? E3 2005 was a different time for the industry, with Sony’s hubris about to bite it in the buttocks, and the whispers behind-the-scenes were that the PlayStation 3 was...

  • News NA PlayStation Store Rolls Out Hundreds of Holiday Discounts

    Merry Christmas

    As promised, Sony has launched the second week of its holiday sale in North America, which has almost 700 items in it as far as we can see. No, that’s not a typo. The highlights on the PlayStation 4 are plentiful, with PlayStation Plus members getting the best deals. We’d honestly be here all night if we listed them all out, but...

  • Store Update 18th December 2017 (Europe)

    Over and out

    There are seven sleeps until Santa breaks into your house and steals your mince pies, but the European PlayStation Store rests for no big bellied thief. This is a particularly insane week for PlayStation VR, with some six or so titles set to release for the headset. There’s also a laundry list of other PlayStation 4 titles because of...