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April2016

March2016

  • News Bungie Is Making Some Good Changes to Destiny in the April Update

    Better loot, infusion, and reputation gains

    Thanks to yesterday's livestream, we learned quite a lot about what Bungie's bringing to the table in terms of rewards and progression with Destiny's April update. As you'd imagine, new weapons and armour will be up for grabs, including gear sets that can be altered using Chroma - a new resource that to...

  • News Take Cover, Your April PlayStation Plus Games Have Been Announced

    Eep

    Oh dear, we can't see this selection going down especially well with everyone. Your PlayStation Plus games in April include indie space shooter Dead Star and ported Wii U game Zombi on PlayStation 4. The former's inclusion was announced a few weeks ago. Elsewhere, PlayStation 3 owners can look forward to sort-of-decent survive-'em-up I Am...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Dark Souls III Does Massive Damage as PS4 Comes Out on Top

    Anything but dead

    The latest Japanese software charts are in, and Dark Souls III has done incredibly well for itself. The action role-playing game, which isn't officially out here in the West until next month, sold through a very impressive 210,141 copies. That's a fantastic start for From Software's latest adventure, but despite shifting so many...

  • Store Update 29th March 2016 (North America)

    Big hitters

    It's a big week… Big. Then again, we seem to say that every time we write about the North American PlayStation Store update, no? Seriously, though, this week's roster of software is terrifyingly dense, with everything from Resident Evil 6 all the way through to MLB 16 The Show vying for your attention. Shall we get stuck in? PS4...

  • Store Update 29th March 2016 (Europe)

    Prepare for April's onslaught

    This week's PlayStation Store update certainly isn't the biggest that we've ever seen, but there's still a decent amount of variety. Alongside the PlayStation 4 re-release of Resident Evil 6, there's the likes of MLB The Show 16 and Nights of Azure vying for your attention. Okay, so it's not a brilliant selection, but...

  • News Toukiden 2 Looks like a Worthy Oni Slaying Sequel in Its First Gameplay Trailer

    Demon days

    Although it may look fairly familiar to anyone who's dabbled in Toukiden before, there's no denying that Toukiden 2 appears to be shaping up as a solid sequel. Giving us our first proper look at open world Oni slaying, this trailer shows off new characters, techniques, and big burly demons. The game's due out in Japan on the 30th June,...

  • News Toukiden 2 Slices and Dices PS4, PS3, Vita on 30th June in Japan

    Age of demons

    While the brand's hardly a household name in the West, the Toukiden titles on the PlayStation 4 and Vita are some of our favourites. Needless to say, we're extremely excited for Toukiden 2, then, which is set to release on the PS4, PS3, and Vita on 30th June in Japan. There's no word on a North American or European date just yet, but...

  • Talking Point What's Gone Wrong with PlayStation Plus?

    Let's do the maths

    Whether you're a lifetime subscriber or not, PlayStation Plus changed the game for the PlayStation 3 at the tail-end of the previous generation. The service – alongside late exclusives like The Last of Us and Puppeteer – helped pave the way for the positivity that Sony leveraged for the launch of the PlayStation 4; it...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Easter Edition 4

    Quit poaching our egg-cellent puns

    Pass the Mini Eggs, because the Easter weekend is hare-ly underway – and we've still plenty of yolks left. Look, we know that you've probably had un oeuf of our Easter puns, but don't be a rotten egg and make us stop. Sunny side thinkin' – that's the spirit! Sammy Barker, Editor: You're not going to believe...

  • Podcast Episode 3 - The Fatigued

    Sleep when you're dead

    It's that time again where Ben Potter and myself come back to play sweet havoc with your ears, sharing our often ludicrous thoughts on the world of gaming and PlayStation from the last few weeks. This episode we take a (rather sleep-deprived) look at a feature musing over 5 PlayStation VR Games That Have Us Hella Hyped al

  • Soapbox Evolution Studios Had Miserable Luck But Will Be Greatly Missed

    Sammy Barker says goodbye to a dev with real identity

    There are certain studios that get under your skin, irrespective of output. With the greatest of respect to all of the talented people at production powerhouses like Ubisoft Montreal and EA Canada, said developers don't really exude the kind of identifiable culture that's prevalent at Media...

  • News Destiny's April Update Promises a Much Better Prison of Elders

    Bungie details the upcoming patch

    All of you Guardians had better get used to seeing Variks' ugly mug on a regular basis, because the Prison of Elders is coming back with a bang as part of April's big Destiny update. Bungie revealed in its most recent livestream that those who own The Taken King can look forward to a new level 41 challenge, as...

  • News LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Gets a New Gameplay Trailer

    Can't wait until it's Finn-ished

    The LEGO games have become a little stagnant as of late, adding more content, yet not many mechanics. By the looks of its new gameplay trailer, though, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens looks to change that. There's plenty of new gameplay features, most notably a new space battle mode, where you'll be able to fly...

  • Live This Is What's Coming to Destiny in the Big April Update

    Bungie reveals new content

    Is it finally time for Bungie to get Destiny back on its feet and back in the news? Maybe, but we'll hopefully have a more definitive answer for you following the developer's livestream, which is starting at 18:00PM GMT/11:00AM PST/14:00PM EST. During the broadcast, the studio plans on showing us what's coming in the...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Digimon Battles it Out with Pokémon at the Top

    Welcome to the 90s

    Being a single format site, you'll never see news purely related to the likes of Nintendo on Push Square, but that doesn't mean we can't look at the latest Japanese software charts and smile. Battling it out for the top spot this time around are Pokken Tournament and Digimon World: Next Order, automatically casting our minds...

  • Store Update 22nd March 2016 (North America)

    Back to the Bullworth Academy

    Good news, USA: Bully's made it into this week's North American PlayStation Store update. The re-released PlayStation 2 game comes accompanied by Manhunt and Okage: Shadow King, so there are plenty of retro titles for you to sink your teeth into. If that ain't your thing, though,

  • News Minecraft: Story Mode Wraps Up Next Week on PS4, PS3

    But scores three additional episodes later in the year

    Do you want the good news or the bad news? Okay, so the good news is that Telltale's dismal Minecraft spin-off will conclude next week, with Episode 5: Order Up due out from 29th March on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. The bad news? The developer's decided to extend the season by three...

  • Store Update 22nd March 2016 (Europe)

    Expect the unexpected

    'Tis the week of stealth releases, with Bully, Manhunt, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus all putting in surprise appearances on the PlayStation 4. A few anticipated titles have accompanied the unexpected, with TrackMania Turbo, Day of the Tentacle Remastered, and Fallout 4's first DLC a

  • News This Insightful Video Is All About One of PlayStation's Best Games

    We're going on a Journey

    Whether you like Journey or not, there's no denying that the game and its spiritual atmosphere has had a big impact on many a player. thatgamecompany's wildly successful PlayStation 3 title made a huge splash when it originally launched in 2012, and since then, its PlayStation 4 re-release has managed to inspire all over...

  • Talking Point What April PlayStation Plus Freebies Do You Want?

    Be realistic

    It's time to start thinking about your Instant Game Collection again. While we're not expecting April's PlayStation Plus update to be announced until next week, it doesn't mean that we can't have a little fun predicted the line-up across the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita. We already have a strong idea of what one of the...

  • Poll Would You Sell Back Your Digital PS4 Games for PSN Credit?

    Trade and untested

    There's a Microsoft survey doing the rounds that proposes the idea of "selling back" digital games for store credit. In the questionnaire, it hypothesises a potential scenario where you could essentially relinquish rights to any of the non-physical games stored on your hard drive in return for 10 per cent of the purchase price...

  • UK Sales Charts The Division Causes UFC 2 to Submit

    Twisted its arm

    The Division is very much the flavour of the month, so it's no surprise to see it fend off EA Sports UFC 2 in the latest UK sales chart, which finished in second. The sequel bettered sales of its predecessor by 53 per cent, but that wasn't anywhere near enough to overcome Ubisoft's looter shooter. Further down, Call of Duty: Black...

  • Push Rewind PlayStation VR, Supercharged PS4 Rumours, Cross-Network Play

    Phew

    This was arguably the biggest week of the PlayStation year so far, with GDC 2016 bringing PlayStation VR date and price details. That news was accompanied by rumours of supercharged PlayStation 4 console, as well as Microsoft's decision to enable cross-platform play. And if all of that wasn't enough, Uncharted 4 went gold, Devil May Cry 5 was...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 110

    Hearth fire

    It's the weekend, it's almost Easter, and the evenings are getting lighter all of the time: the summer is coming, folks. Alas, it's still too cold to go outside and do sociable things, so we'll be spending all of our time with our PlayStation platforms of choice. The eternal question is: what will we be playing? Sammy Barker, Editor: I...

  • News This Ain't the Greatest PS4 Flash Sale You'll Ever See

    But it's live now

    Sony's launched a new PlayStation 4 Flash Sale in North America – presumably to prematurely celebrate Easter – but it's not the greatest, to be honest. Games like Duck Dynasty, Mercenary Kings, and Strider have been discounted on the Japanese giant's new-gen system. The prices are

  • Japanese Sales Charts The Division Puts a Bullet in the Competition on PS4

    Critical hit

    Tom Clancy's The Division has started life impressively well in Japan, topping the software charts on PlayStation 4. Ubisoft's role-playing shooter hybrid sold through a very healthy 80,703 copies, which was more than enough to place it above the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. Elsewhere, the new Summon Night game...

  • News Almost Every Big PS4 Game Discounted in Gigantic EU PSN Sale

    Better than a chocolate egg

    "It just keeps going", editor Sammy Barker remarked upon checking out the EU PlayStation Store's gigantic Easter sale - and he's not wrong. Spread across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita, the amount of discounted games seems endless - but at least that means you're more likely to find something that tickles your...

  • Store Update 15th March 2016 (North America)

    Para-on

    As in Europe, it's EA Sports UFC 2 and Salt and Sanctuary that are the headline new additions to the North American PlayStation Store this week – though those of you over the Atlantic also have Bubble Bobble to keep you entertained. Other additions include the Paragon Early Access pack, as well as Senran Kagura Estival Versus, too. PS4...

  • News Naughty Dog PS4, PS3 Games Are Going Cheap on US PSN

    Not so crap, crap, crap

    Arguably one of the industry's most revered development studios, Naughty Dog has pumped out some absolute corkers over the last decade or so, and they're all on sale on the North American PlayStation Store right now. On PlayStation 4, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and The Last of Us Remastered are both up for...

  • Weirdness Uncharted Hero Nathan Drake's Killed 1,829 People

    Oh, crap

    Uncharted protagonist Nathan Drake may be a loveable rogue, but many people often point out that he's also a homicidal maniac. But just how deadly is the chiselled treasure hunter? IGN crunched the numbers, and determined that across three games, the pathological pretty boy has slaughtered 1,829 people. That figure, by the way, does not...

  • Store Update 15th March 2016 (Europe)

    Tale of the tape

    It's the quietest week on the European PlayStation Store in a long, long time – but that doesn't mean the plaza's pulling any punches. EA Sports UFC 2 is arguably the biggest new arrival, but the hotly anticipated Salt & Sanctuary is also out today. This week also sees the arrival of Paragon's early access option, which is...

  • News PlayStation Vue Begins Broadcasting Nationwide in USA

    TV, TV, TV

    Sony's ambitious cable cutting service PlayStation Vue has started streaming nationwide in the United States. Prices for the PlayStation-based television platform, which fuses live TV with on-demand catch-up content, will start at $29.99 per month – though there will be more expensive tiers for those who want additional channels. The...

  • News Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pops Out of the Sewers This May on PS4, PS3

    Turtle power

    Platinum Games' take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hits PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 this May. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan should be a solid nostalgia trip for anyone who grew up with the green goodies back in the 90s, and with the well known Japanese developer behind the wheel, we have to imagine that...

  • UK Sales Charts The Division Breaks Records and Sells Best on PS4

    Nothing divisive about this

    Ubisoft has ended up with two games at the top of the latest UK software charts, with Tom Clancy's The Division and Far Cry Primal leading the pack. The former has actually broken Gran Turismo 4's record for having the biggest ever Quarter 1 launch in the UK, which has been in place since 2005. Overall, though, The...

  • Push Rewind The Division, Hitman PS4, and Uncharted 4

    The big guns

    This was a big week for new releases, with both The Division and Hitman arriving on the PlayStation 4. Just like the rest of the press, we weren't able to get our hands on Ubisoft Massive's Manhattan-based shooter until launch day, so those waiting for a review can anticipate one once we've fully put it through its paces. You'll find...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 109

    Growing pains

    And thus marks the end to a clumsy week, where your humble host has messed up his elbow and pulled a muscle in his neck. The weekend brings the promise of rest and relaxation – or at least it would if we didn't have a handful of previews to write ahead of their embargo lifting next week. FML. Sammy Barker, Editor: I've barely...

  • Hardware Review Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai - Stick Joy

    King of the Kontrollers

    Capcom may have slightly fumbled the launch of Street Fighter V, but there's no denying that the title is a formidable addition to the company's long and proud lineage in a genre that it has arguably dominated since the early 90s. However, as any truly dedicated player will tell you over and over, the interface you use to...

  • News February 2016 NPD: PS4 Extends Its Lead as US Sales Shrink

    Sony's system up year-over-year yet again

    We suppose that these NPD reports are starting to get a little bittersweet. As has been the case since launch, the PlayStation 4 is really thriving in the United States, and it's once again managed to register yet another consecutive month of growth. But while the graphs at Sony keep pointing upwards, the...

  • Podcast Episode 2 - The Return

    Guess who's back?

    So, a little over a week ago, Ben Potter and myself posted the very first Push Square Podcast, which you can listen to here if you haven't already. You guys seemed to like it and the feedback received has been fantastically positive, for which we're incredibly grateful. Mushy stuff aside, the podcast has been formally g

  • Store Update 8th March 2016 (North America)

    Urban chaos

    We're a little late posting the North American PlayStation Store update, but we're sure that you'll forgive us this transgression as we were busy protecting Manhattan from looters. The big new release this week, then, is The Division – but it's been accompanied by a whole host of hot digital downloads. Let's get stuck in. PS4 Games:...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Gundam Breaks into the Top Spot as PS4 and Vita Lead the Way

    Meching up the numbers

    Ah, nothing like a good Gundam game to shake up the Japanese hardware and software charts, eh? Gundam Breaker 3 blasted into first and second place on PlayStation 4 and Vita respectively, selling through a reasonably impressive 141,219 copies in total - now we just need to hope that the mech-'em-up has found enough success...

  • Video Top 4 PlayStation Games - February 2016

    Urgh

    I've had enough. From now on, Ramsey is not allowed to compile Game of the Month – and he's definitely not allowed to vote. Just look at February's line-up – it's a freakin' weeaboo's wet dream. I'm not having it anymore, I'm sorry…

  • Store Update 8th March 2016 (Europe)

    A big week for PS4

    There are a fair few PlayStation 4 games hitting the PlayStation Store this week in Europe. The headliner here is obviously Tom Clancy's The Division, but there's a nice amount of variety elsewhere, with PlayStation Plus Vote to Play nominees Action Henk and Assault Android Cactus adding some flavour. What's more, Hitman, Samurai...

  • News Square Enix Isn't Happy with the Quality of Star Ocean 5 on PS3

    Last-gen blues

    Sony's last-gen console is almost a decade old, but thanks to Japan's shifting gaming market, many Japanese publishers are reluctant to miss out on the potential sales that the PlayStation 3's large install base can provide. However, continuing to develop titles for such an old platform isn't always ideal, as evidenced by the news...

  • UK Sales Charts Heavy Rain, Beyond PS4 Chart as Far Cry Primal Stays Strong

    Knack's back

    Far Cry Primal stayed top of the club in this week's UK sales charts, fending off strong competition from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. Evergreen action game Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 slipped down into third, while favourites Call of Duty: Black Ops III and FIFA 16 rounded out the top ten. There was

  • Push Rewind No Man's Sky, PS4 Firmware Update 3.50, Uncharted 4 Delay

    Heavy Rain PS4 review, podcast, and more

    And thus concludes a pretty packed week in the PlayStation Nation, where we finally got some hands-on time with No Man's Sky, witnessed another Uncharted 4: A Thief's End delay, and finally got some firm information on PlayStation 4 firmware update v3.50. You may need a lie down after this week's Push...

  • News Street Fighter V Seems to Have Flopped Pretty Freakin' Hard

    Knock out

    Street Fighter V got off to a shoddy start in the UK sales charts, and did similarly sucky in its home nation of Japan. However, we'd secretly been hoping that it would find its feet on the PlayStation Store, but that doesn't appear to be the case. In fact, the mechanically m

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 108

    The big question

    A week of experimentation concludes with something very familiar – it's WAYP time. For those of you who are near – we could probably use a recap every over 100 issues – this is the article where we all come together to discuss what we're planning to play over the course of the weekend. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let's...

  • News Hooray, Star Ocean 5's English Voices Don't Sound Too Bad

    Stop and listen

    As teased yesterday, Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness' first English-voiced trailer has hit the 'net, and thankfully, the cast seem to do a pretty decent job. That said, if you're looking for brand new footage, you won't find it here - this is actually just a localised version of a previous gameplay and cutscene trailer...

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

    Zombies, anime, street fighters, and monsters of a digital kind

    February's Game of the Month vote wasn't an easy one, as three separate titles found themselves tied for our prestigious award at one point – but we got there in the end. While the month itself won't be remembered for its blockbuster releases, it's safe to say that it was actually a...

  • News Get Your First Look at PS4, PS3 JRPG Star Ocean 5 in English Tomorrow

    Star power

    Are we all ready for some more Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness, then? We've known for a while that the game's coming West later this year, but we're yet to see any English media. Fortunately, that's going to change tomorrow, as the title's brand new Twitter account has revealed that the first English trailer is incoming. Now...

  • Podcast Episode 1 - The Pilot

    Push Square Podcast is born

    You spoke – and we listened. We're very happy to announce the birth of the Push Square Podcast, hosted by our resident duo of Bens. Ben Potter, who you'll certainly recognise from our video section – the basket case responsible for our cracking Game of the Month flicks – and Ben Tarrant, who's been reviewing with...

  • News Sony Touts Great Games for Great Prices in New EU PSN Sale

    Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, Resident Evil, and more

    Another week, another slew of discounts on the European PlayStation Store. This time around, deals are focussed on a large number of Ubisoft offerings with some Resident Evil and Alien: Isolation thrown in for good measure. It's not the best selection that we've ever seen, but it's by no means...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Unimpressive Software Numbers Can't Stop PS4

    Sony sticks to the top

    There's not really too much to say about the latest Japanese hardware and software charts, but we'll be damned if we're going to miss out on this weekly article. Starting on the software side of things, the top 20 was bombarded by the new Kamen Rider game, which is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita, but...

  • Store Update 1st March 2016 (North America)

    Plenty to pick from

    This week's North American PlayStation Store update included a mighty clanger, teasing that pre-orders would open for No Man's Sky later this week. That information's since been removed, but the billion other releases included in the plaza's latest re-stock haven't. There's so much to get through we're not even going to rattle...

  • Store Update 1st March 2016 (Europe)

    XL edition

    It's a big, big, big week on the European PlayStation Store this time, with everything from Heavy Rain through to Ironcast up for grabs. Other arrivals include Gunscape, Mortal Kombat XL, new Assassin's Creed Syndicate DLC, and much, much more. PS4 Games: Ninja Senki DX 29th February Pinball Arcad

  • News Your Free PlayStation Plus Games Are Available Now

    The moment all ISPs hate

    If you're looking for something new to play but don't have any money, then quit your fretting: the full selection of March PlayStation Plus freebies are available now – in Europe, at least. Those of you in North America may have to be patient until the PlayStation Store updates a little later in the evening, but you...

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