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  • Store Update 13th September 2016 (Europe)

    To the hockey

    So many PlayStation 4 games. Although, to be fair, this week's European PlayStation Store update is padded by à la carte remaster compilations and about a billion different versions of NHL 17. Does anyone even want the standard version on this side of the Atlantic? PS4 Games: EA Sports FIFA 17 demo 13th September Dead Rising Triple...

  • UK Sales Charts Overwatch Is Still Unbeatable as Uncharted Stretches Its Legs

    Tracer on top

    Sony must be really, really satisfied with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. The game's been a constant in the UK top ten since its release, and it's remained in seventh this week. No Man's Sky, another first-party game, is also doing incredibly well for itself – despite the poor word of mouth. It's finished up in eighth this week. But...

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

    Robot limbs, scary dogs, virtual girls, and fish

    See, this is what happens when you remember to organise the staff Game of the Month vote too early. Your humble host put the internal poll together before September had even begun, and now here we are, over a week later, and the damn article is only just being written. Still, we can at least push...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend - Issue 134

    The waiting game

    Wow, 134 issues of What Are You Playing and this is maybe... The third or fourth time that Overlord Barker hasn't put it together? That's some dedication right there, but enough waffling - it's time to find out what we're going to be playing on this rather grey but warm UK weekend. Robert Ramsey, Associate Editor: It's taken me...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Flatlines as Slim Model Nears

    The Witcher 3's back, though

    As you'd expect, PlayStation 4 sales are plummeting in Japan ahead of the Slim's imminent arrival. Sony's system sold through just 1828 units last week as the standard PS4 model is slowly phased out to make room for its sleeker sibling. Meanwhile, on the software side of things, there's no really too much to see. The...

  • Store Update 6th September 2016 (North America)

    Tomorrow, tomorrow

    Not a bad update for the North American PlayStation Store this week, with The Tomorrow Children finally, finally launching on PlayStation 4. It releases alongside super old MMO Star Trek Online and Japanese role-playing game sequel Trials of Cold Steel II. Are you nabbing anything in particular? Splash some cash in the comments...

  • News PSN Down For Third Time in Two Weeks

    Let's hope it's another blip

    Uh oh, the PlayStation Network seems to be down again. Over the last couple of weeks, there have been two widely reported outages - although neither has lasted more than a few hours, thankfully. With any luck, this latest downtime will be a similar story. Weighing in with our own experience, we currently can't connect...

  • News You Can Download Your September PlayStation Plus Games Now

    Journey and Lords of the Fallen go live

    Better check how much room you've got left on your hard drive, because September's PlayStation Plus selection is now live in Europe. We assume that those of you in North America will have to wait a few hours yet. Just in case you're not up to speed, September's offering includes the impeccable Journey and...

  • Store Update 6th September 2016 (Europe)

    Those PS4 games just keep on coming

    This week's European PlayStation Store update is a reasonably large one, with twenty new PS4 titles hitting the digital shelves either today or a little later this week. Highlights include eerily wacky The Tomorrow Children, ancient MMO Star Trek Online, and the weirdly promising Virginia. See anything that takes...

  • UK Sales Charts Overwatch Gets Play of the Game as It Jumps Back to Number 1

    Uncharted 4 swings back into top 5, too

    It's largely a case of the usual suspects when it comes to the latest UK software charts, with Overwatch reclaiming the top spot for the fourth time in its life thanks to a recent price drop. According to Chart-Track - who compiles these charts - Overwatch has now spent more weeks at number one than any...

  • Poll Are You Happy with September's PlayStation Plus Games?

    Journey of the Fallen

    After August's rather divisive offering, the reaction to September's PlayStation Plus selection didn't seem too bad. With superb PlayStation exclusive Journey and the janky but enjoyable Lords of the Fallen up for grabs this month, there's an argument that this is one of the strongest line ups that the service has offered in...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 133

    Are you Red E?

    It's the calm before the storm – and not just because we've had a couple of days of hot weather here in the UK. No, we're referring to the fact that the next time we write a WAYP, we'll all know what the PS4K – or Neo – actually is. Exciting stuff, eh? Let's hope it doesn't leak on NeoGAF before Andy House hits the stage...

  • News PSN Down for Some as Web Rages Over Connection Issues

    Offline and out

    Battlefield 1's servers may be a bit more functional today, but Sony's aren't it seems. While not everyone appears to be affected, reports are swirling that PlayStation Network is having a few hiccups – despite the platform holder failing to comment at the time of typing. Most likely this is just a temporary blip, as was the case...


  • Feature PlayStation Now Review - The State of Cloud Gaming in 2016

    Stream machine

    PlayStation Now has been a fixture in the Sony furniture for some time now, and that's left it a little misunderstood. In absence of true backward compatibility on the PlayStation 4, many see it as a solution for PlayStation 3 gameplay on the Japanese giant's new-gen machine. But, as its recent release on the PC testifies, the...

  • News PlayStation Plus' September Freebies Include Journey, Lords of the Fallen on PS4

    Prince of Persia! Amnesia: Memories! More!

    There was a lot riding on September's PlayStation Plus selection following the recent price hike, but dare we say that Sony's delivered? The lineup includes Journey and Lords of the Fallen on the PlayStation 4 – one of the greatest games ever made and a well regarded Souls clone. That's a strong...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Software Disappoints Across the Board

    Better, but not by much

    You wait weeks for a steady stream of PlayStation 4 titles to release in Japan, and then four come along at once. That's good news, right? Well, it's obviously better than nothing, but when we actually take a step back and look at these latest software numbers, we find ourselves struggling to pick out any real positives...

  • News PlayStation's Innovators Headline New NA PS Store Sale

    For the creators

    PlayStation's most innovative creators are taking centre stage this week in a brand new sale on the North American PlayStation Store. With savings up to 70 per cent for PlayStation Plus subscribers, you can look forward to snagging some of the PlayStation 4's most imaginative games, like The Witness for $23.99, Republique for...

  • Store Update 30th August 2016 (North America)

    Spread your wings of freedom

    Pheweee, this is a big North American PlayStation Store update, with more games than your local GameStop. We suppose that the likes of Assetto Corsa, Resident Evil 4, and Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom are the headliners, but really there's a little something for everyone here. PS4 Games: 140 $7.99 ASSETTO...

  • Store Update 30th August 2016 (Europe)

    Are you sitting comfortably?

    Where are those people that say the PlayStation 4 has no games? Just get a whiff of this week's lineup – it's over 15 titles strong! And it's not all rubbish either – the likes of Resident Evil 4, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, and Hue are all top names. Plus, there's the Battlefield 1 open beta to look forward to. PS4...

  • UK Sales Charts Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Hacks Top, But Sales Softer Than Human Revolution


    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided tapped its way straight to the top of the UK sales charts, but its predecessor Human Revolution enjoyed a "much stronger" first week. That's according to Chart-Track, who compiles the British best sellers list. As expected, the game performed best on the PlayStation 4, which is a very common occurrence for...

  • Push Rewind More PS4 Slim Leaks, PlayStation Plus Prices, PlayStation Now

    Slim shady

    Another week draws to a close, which means that we're now days away from seeing what Sony's got in store at next week's PlayStation Meeting press conference. And of course, the PlayStation 4 Slim has continued to dominate the headlines over the past few days, as the console has continued to filter out into the public. The platform...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 132

    August's almost over

    The weekends do come around quick, but given that this is inexplicably a three-day holiday in the UK, you won't hear us complaining. In fact, between the football and the final barbecues of the summer, we'll be squeezing in plenty of gaming. Here's what we're playing. Sammy Barker, Editor: I've been having fun hopping between...

  • News Secure Your PSN Account with Two-Step Verification Now

    Lock down

    It's taken an embarrassingly long time to be introduced, but two-step verification is now available in most regions for the PlayStation 4. To set it up, scroll to 'Settings', 'PlayStation Network/Account Management', 'Account Information', 'Security', 'Two-Step Verification'. You'll obviously need a working mobile phone to set everything...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Tales of Berseria Plunders the Top Spot on PS4

    Another tale to tell

    Well would you look at that, a reasonably important PlayStation 4 release has made it to the top of the Japanese software charts - and it's about bloody time. Bandai Namco's Tales of Berseria entered the charts with sales of 173,537 copies on Sony's current-gen console and 76,186 copies on PS3. At first glance, those figures...

  • News PlayStation Plus Price Won't Increase in Europe

    That's a Plus

    Fresh from the news that PlayStation Plus will cost a little more in North America starting 22nd September, Sony has told Game Reactor that it has no plans to increase the subscription's price here in Europe. The platform holder did, however, alter the price of the quarterly and monthly payment

  • News Retro PS4 Releases Go Cheap in Massive European PlayStation Store Sale

    What's old is new again

    Sony's digging out its DayGlo and going retro on the PlayStation Store this week, as a host of classic PlayStation 4 games have been discounted. Starting today in Europe, you'll be able to grab dozens of PS2 Classics like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and PaRappa the Rapper 2 at discounted price points, as well as several...

  • Store Update 23rd August 2016 (North America)

    On the Inside

    As was the case in Europe, it's a big week on the North American PlayStation Store, with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Inside taking top billing. Don't worry if you've got no money, though, as Prominence Poker and Big City Stories are two new free-to-play titles available for you to try. PS4 Games: ABSOLUTE DRIFT: ZEN EDITION $

  • News Donate to a Good Cause, Get Tons of Great Capcom Games

    Humble bundle

    At long last, PlayStation has partnered with Capcom to launch its very own Humble Bundle. For those not familiar with this initiative, it basically allows you to get a slew of great games by giving money to charity. You can pick how much you want to donate (you'll need to start at $1), but paying above the average will unlock access...

  • Store Update 23rd August 2016 (Europe)

    Amadeus, ama-Deus Ex

    Phew! A big week on the European PlayStation Store this time is headlined by Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which is out today. It's joined by Playdead's incredible Inside, as well as the likes of Worms W.M.D and the new beta version of Ni-Oh. Plenty to get your teeth stuck into, then, but what are you buying? PS4 Games: Deus Ex:...

  • Talking Point What September PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    A lineup worthy of a price increase

    To be brutally honest with you, we're not sure when Sony's going to announce September 2016's batch of free PlayStation Plus games – it could be this week or next. With the news that the service's price will be increasing from 22nd

  • UK Sales Charts F1 2016 Overtakes No Man's Sky to Take Pole

    Va va vroom

    Whoops, we forgot about the UK sales charts! That's probably an indication of just how uninteresting they've been for some time now, but we should probably cover them anyway. F1 2016 has raced into an early lead, overtaking No Man's Sky to take pole position this week. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens squeezed a place on the podium...

  • News PlayStation Plus Price Increase Confirmed for US and Canada

    Comes into effect next month

    Sony has announced that the price of a one year subscription to PlayStation Plus will be raised to $59.99 USD / $69.99 CAD in North America and Canada respectively on the 22nd September. As well as that, a three month subscription will soon set you back an extra $8 as the asking price increases to $24.99 USD / $29.99...

  • Push Rewind PS4 Slim, Deus Ex Review, Firmware Update 4.00, Crash Bandicoot

    Metal Gear Survive! Final Fantasy XV! Gamescom 2016!

    It was Gamescom 2016 this week, but while the German convention did play host to various trailers and news, the biggest stories broke outside of the show. For example, Sony kickstarted the week by revealing PlayStation 4 firmware update v4.00, which will include folders at last. And earlier...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 131

    Gold standard

    The last weekend of Olympic action awaits, and we're warming ourselves up for a weekend spent… Scoffing snacks and watching others exert themselves on the television. Of course, we'll be squeezing in a whole lot of gaming in between the various scheduled finals. Here's what we're playing. Sammy Barker, Editor: I've got an absolute...

  • News Out of This World PS4 Flash Sale Knocks Up to 80 Per Cent Off in North America

    Different class

    Has all of the Gamescom 2016 news left you lusting for something fresh to play? Sony's rolled out a surprise PlayStation Store Flash Sale in North America, which centres on the theme of "otherworldly" games. Some of the highlights on the PlayStation 4 include Another World for just $1.59, Thief for $5.99, and Dragon Age:...

  • News Sony Makes Amends for Duplicate PlayStation Plus Game

    Tom Clancy's EndWar available for free in Europe now

    A subset of PlayStation Plus members were outraged recently when Retro/Grade was given away as a free game. The decent PlayStation 3 rhythm release was offered at launch in Europe, prompting irritation from members who felt that they weren't getting the most from their subscription. Sony has now...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Ratchet & Clank Stumbles into Top 5 on PS4

    Lombax in action

    There's only one real talking point when it comes to the latest Japanese sales charts: PlayStation 4 exclusive Ratchet & Clank entered in third place, selling through a kind-of-okay 27,534 copies. Funnily enough, the superb looking action-platformer was the only new title to to make it into the top 20. On the hardware side of...

  • Store Update 16th August 2016 (North America)

    Never grow up

    Despite its bright visuals and cutesy main character, we can't type Grow Up without thinking of Taylor Swift's most depressing song to date. Whatever. It's the highlight of this week's North American PlayStation Store update, alongside Bound. PS4 Games: ADVENTURE CAPITALIST FREE BATTLESHIP $14.99 BOUND $19.99 DOODLE DEVIL $5.99...

  • Store Update 16th August 2016 (Europe)

    Dance the night away

    Now that No Man's Sky is out, the summer lull is back until Deus Ex: Mankind Divided rolls around. There are some decent titles in this week's European PlayStation Store update, though – Bound and Grow Up being more than worthy of mention. There's the new episode of Hitman to look forward to, too. PS4 Games: Bound 16th...

  • News PES 2017 Partners with Liverpool FC

    Worth the Mané

    After FIFA announced that apparent "football team" Manchester United would be the official partners of FIFA 17, football fans far and wide have been in justified disgust that such a team would be allowed to be associated with the FIFA brand. Well look no further, because PES 2017 has announced an

  • UK Sales Charts No Man's Sky Is Sony's Second Biggest PS4 Launch Ever

    Sky's the limit

    Wait, what? No Man's Sky has become Sony's second biggest PlayStation 4 launch of all time, with only Uncharted 4: A Thief's End performing better during its first week in Britain. The game outsold Bloodborne to become the fastest selling new intellectual property published by the platform holder, and was fifth on the list of new...

  • Push Rewind No Man's Sky, PlayStation Meeting 2016, PS4K

    A busy one

    It was an enormously busy week here at Push Square Towers – despite the fact that we only published one measly review. Features led the charge this time, as we covered everything No Man's Sky, and even found time to build some hype for Sony's PlayStation Meeting presser, which will take place on 7th September. Reviews: No Man's...

  • Podcast Episode 12 - What PS4K Reveals Must Sony Make?

    Grim up north

    This episode, Tarrant's off sunning himself, so associate editor Robert Ramsey steps in as co-host. Also, we discuss the Top 5 PS4K Reveals Sony Must Make at PlayStation Meeting 2016. Our super-duper special guest this week is the reviewer Stephen Tailby who stops in to discuss the divisive, ambitious, and multiplayer-less (?) No...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 130

    Ready, set, go

    The athletics is finally underway at Rio 2016, and despite an unoccupied stadium, we're really looking forward to seeing some medals being won on the track. Sticking with the sport, the Premier League season also gets underway this weekend. Not an enormous amount of time for video games, then – but here's what we're playing all the...

  • News FIFA 17 Becomes the Official Video Game Partner of Manchester United


    Love it or loathe it, Manchester United is a commercial juggernaut – that much was evidenced by the sponsor-laden red carpet that was rolled out for Paul Pogba this week. And if you wondered why fictional footballer Alex Hunter signs for the Red Devils in FIFA 17's forthcoming story mode, then this may explain a thing or two: EA...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Numbers Drop as New Dynasty Warriors Game Bombs

    Please save us, Persona 5

    Dear oh dear, the latest Japanese sales charts don't make for particularly pleasant reading for PlayStation enthusiasts. For the first time in months, PS4 numbers dropped below the 20,000 mark, with Sony's current-gen console selling through just 16,469 units. Simply put, the likes of Persona 5 and Final Fantasy XV can't...

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

    Pixels, satsumas, warring China, and giant men with horns

    Oh dear, July's Game of the Month article's a bit late, isn't it? Your humble host completely forgot about our prestigious award not once but twice in the space of about four days. That's surely some sort of new record? In any case, we're here now, and after a pretty close staff vote, we've...

  • Store Update 9th August 2016 (North America)

    Space ace

    No Man's Sky is out on the North American PlayStation Store this week – did you know? Oh, you did – okay, then let's focus on some of the less publicised releases, like Indigo Prophecy which is available as a PS2 Classic. There's also [email protected] and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron to look forward to this time, in addition to some Bad...

  • Store Update 9th August 2016 (Europe)

    No man's hai

    We feel a bit sorry for everything else on the PlayStation Store this week, as nothing's going to get the same amount of attention as No Man's Sky. The likes of [email protected] and Fahrenheit do deserve a look, though – and Bears Can't Drift?! has us intrigued, too. PS4 Games: [email protected] 9th August Battleship 12th August Transformers: Fall of...

  • News Persona 5's European Release Date Will Make Fans Very Happy Indeed

    We can hardly believe it

    Persona 5 is launching in North America on the 14th February 2017, and it'll be launching on that same day in Europe. Yep, you read that right - Europe won't have to wait for an Atlus game. It's like all of our dreams have come true. And we've got Deep Silver to thank. The publisher announced that it was stepping in to...

  • UK Sales Charts Grand Theft Auto V Assumes the Throne

    Franklin amazing

    A sign of how slow the UK games industry is this summer: Grand Theft Auto V has reassumed its position at the top of the charts for the first time since March 2015. The game's been in the list for 150 weeks now, and this is its ninth number one. It was, however, a close-run contest between Rockstar's open world adventure and...

  • Push Rewind No Man's Sky, Red Dead Redemption 2, PS4 Firmware 4.00

    Back in time

    A fairly busy week again here at Push Square Towers, as the build up to the hotly anticipated No Man's Sky intensified, while we reviewed a handful of big games such as ABZU and [email protected] We put out a ton of feature coverage, while there were rumours regarding Red Dead Redemption 2 yet again. Reviews:

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 129

    The greatest show on Earth

    The Olympics are now officially underway, which means it's time to learn about nations that you never knew existed and watch sports that would never get primetime coverage under normal circumstances. You either love it or you hate it, but there's no denying that there's something special about the globe getting together...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Toukiden 2 Slays Its Way Into Top 5 on PS4, Vita

    Demon hunting sequel has a decent start

    Would you believe it - we've actually got something worth writing about when it comes to the latest Japanese sales charts. Toukiden 2 entered the software charts in fourth and fifth place on Vita and PlayStation 4 respectively, but neither version sold especially well, racking up around 100,000 units between...

  • Store Update 2nd August 2016 (North America)

    Serving up some smash hits

    It's free PlayStation Plus week, which means everyone's getting Tricky Towers, regardless of whether you want it or not. Other highlights this time include Abzu and Overcooked, as well as Ape Escape 2 and the first episode in Telltale's new Batman series. PS4 Games: ABZÚ $19.99 APE ESCAPE 2 (PS2) $9.99 CANNON...

  • Store Update 2nd August 2016 (Europe)

    Water lot of great content

    Too many games, too little time: the PlayStation 4 is awash with exciting additions this week, with Batman and Abzu being the highlights. We must spare a moment for multiplayer favourites Tricky Towers and Overcooked, too – the former of which is free with PlayStation Plus. PS4 Games: Dead Island Retro Revenge 1st...

  • News You Can Download August's Free PlayStation Plus Games Now

    Stay positive

    August's PlayStation Plus games are now available to download in Europe, so get signed in and add those bad boys to your library of backlog despair. This month's selection should launch later today in North America. In case you've forgotten, August's controversial offering includes Tricky Towers and Rebel Galaxy on PlayStation 4,...

  • News DOOM, Fallout 4 Lead Big Bethesda PSN Sale in North America

    Fallout 4's season pass is going cheaper, too

    There's a sale on Bethesda titles and downloadable content happening right now on the North American PlayStation Store, covering the company's catalogue on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Obvious standouts include discounts on current-gen games like DOOM, Fallout 4, Wolfenstein: The New Order,...

  • Round Up Batman PS4 Reviews Reveal the Telltale Title We Deserve

    Much ado about Bruce

    There was a time when a new Telltale title was an event, but given how prolific the publisher's been with its episodic output of late, its Batman series has been met by murmurs rather than fervour. That said, we love the studio's style of game, and a tale that promises to spotlight Bruce Wayne as much as the Caped Crusader...

  • UK Sales Charts Uncharted 4 Sales Increase 94 Per Cent

    Up and at 'em

    With the school holidays underway, Sony's pumped a ton more cash into Uncharted 4: A Thief's End here in the UK, widely advertising a special price promotion. The game dropped to £34.99 temporarily – though you could get it even cheaper at some stores – and that prompted a 94 per cent surge in sales. It still wasn't enough to...


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