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June2015

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  • Soapbox You Should Stop Pre-Ordering Games

    Sammy Barker's against this scary trend

    We've got a problem, readers – and it pertains to pre-ordering games. I never used to be opposed to this practice: I'd regularly drop a fiver at my local GAME on titles that I was looking forward to, and would waltz home happily with a receipt and a pre-order pack – the DVD that came with Metal Gear...

  • Soapbox Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid to Play Bloodborne on PS4

    Sammy Barker says From Software's latest isn't as impenetrable as you think

    I beat Bloodborne last night. I'm tempted to talk up my gaming prowess in this opening paragraph, but I'd be undermining the entire point of this editorial if I did – there's way too much e-peen measuring going on elsewhere around the web with regards to From Software's...

  • Soapbox Sony Really Needs to Give Us More PlayStation Plus Cloud Space

    Sammy Barker's sick of running out of space

    There's one thing that you really need to know about me: I worry – a lot. For as long as I can remember, I've had irrational reactions to almost everything in my life: did I just put my modest size eight shoes in my mouth? Did I just get that exam question wrong – even though I've triple checked it...

  • Soapbox We Need More New Game Plus

    Robert Ramsey wants to start over, but not from scratch

    Just a couple of days ago, I started a new playthrough of Dragon Age: Inquisition, in preparation for the first slice of DLC that's hitting PlayStation consoles in May. Having already completed the game once, I was looking forward to slogging through the adventure again while making use of...

March2015

February2015

  • Soapbox Why We Need More Grounded Games

    Sammy Barker's sick of the surreal

    I did something that I don't usually do last night: I cancelled my late night session at the Push Square coal face in order to finish Life Is Strange. The debut episode in DONTNOD's episodic escapade has received a mixed reception from critics, with some lauding it as a minor masterpiece, while others try not to...

December2014

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  • Soapbox Please Protect Me from the Purgatory of the PS3

    Sammy Barker is struggling to turn back time

    I feel like a teenager who’s had their iPhone swapped with a spinning top right now. After several months mainly using the PlayStation 4, I’ve decided to go back to the PlayStation 3 in order to clear out some of my backlog – and boy is it torture. There’s no doubt that Sony’s previous...

August2014

July2014

  • Soapbox Why Destiny Still Has a Lot to Prove to Me

    Sammy Barker takes Bungie's latest to task

    I hate being the jaded gamer. Ever since Push Square’s inception, it’s always been my mandate to celebrate the industry from a perspective of positivity rather than cynicism. That negativity seeps into every facet of the medium these days; whether it's obsessing over resolutions and framerates or...

June2014

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  • Soapbox Live from PlayStation Is PS4's Secret Killer App

    Stream machine

    As a part of the media that trades primarily in words, I’m told that my role will be redundant soon. Reading is still a popular means of acquiring information, but gaming is a visual medium, and improving broadband speeds are making video a much more viable option. This can be evidenced all over the Internet, where broadcasters...

February2014

January2014

December2013

  • Soapbox Why There's No Real Rush to Upgrade to the PS4

    Sammy Barker's struggling to break the chain

    Somewhere around the world, someone is panicking over the fact that they can’t find a PlayStation 4 right now. Sony’s next generation system has been playing hide-and-seek with store shelves since its release on 15th November, with the platform holder’s

October2013

September2013

  • Soapbox Variety Is the Spice of Gaming Life

    Sammy Barker shares his taste for a good gaming buffet

    We’re never ones to pass up on a game of follow-the-leader here at Push Square towers, so it was only a matter of time before we politely borrowed the soapbox format that’s been running wild over on our sister site Nintendo Life for a while now. For those of you peering voyeuristically in...