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  • News Shenmue III Looks Like It's Going to Need Every Minute of That Delay

    And probably more

    Shenmue III was delayed recently, and by the grace of the Phoenix Mirror it looks like it needs it. The title just doesn’t seem to be coming together at all: new footage (skip to 2:15 in the embedded video) shows an improvement to Shenhua’s character model, but protagonist Ryo Hazuki and the rest of the cast still look...

  • News Battlefield V Reveal Will Be Livestreamed on 23rd May

    V for victory

    Battlefield V, the next instalment in the first-person franchise, will be revealed live on 23rd May. You’ll be able to tune in live from 13:00 PT, with comedian Trevor Noah taking on hosting duties. And that’s really the sum of what we know so far. Rumours recently suggested that Battlefield V may have a Battle Royale mode,...

  • News Slick Cyberpunk Bartending Sim VA-11 HALL-A Pours One Out on PS4

    Mix drinks and change lives

    Brilliant booze-‘em-up VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action will stagger to the PlayStation 4 in early 2019, following a PS Vita release late last year. For those out of the loop, the visual novel takes place in a dystopian future, where the drinks you mix will determine how the story progresses. It’s a superb...

  • News Shenmue III in Delay to 2019 Shocker

    Changed my mind

    Shenmue III was never coming out this year, but now publisher Deep Silver has confirmed. In an outstandingly brief statement, the firm said that the “extra time will be used to polish the quality of the game even further”. Considering the scant snippets of gameplay we’ve seen thus far have been barely polished at all, it’s...

  • News Horizon Developer Guerrilla Games Recruiting for New Game

    A new Horizon

    Gee, wonder what this could be? Dutch developer Guerrilla Games has started a hiring spree, suggesting that its next project is decided and is about to enter full production. We wonder if it could be a sequel to the studio’s massively popular breakout hit, Horizon: Zero Dawn? The mind truly boggles. Perhaps a more interesting...

  • News Darksiders Costs Less Than a Coffee in New NA PSN Sale

    $1.99 for PS4 re-release

    Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is just $1.99 to PlayStation Plus members in the latest North American PlayStation Store sale. Alternatively, you can buy its sequel Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition for $2.99. That’s less than a frothy coffee and a croissant. Other noteworthy discounts include Legend of Kay Anniversary...

  • News F1 2018 Makes a PS4 Pit Stop on 24th August

    On the Button

    The Formula One season is already well underway, which means that it’s time for a new tie-in title from Codemasters. F1 2018 will race to the PlayStation 4 on 24th August, and promises an “expanded career mode” in addition to more classic cars. “Over the past few years we have engaged heavily with our fanbase to understand...

  • Soapbox Why Ghost of Tsushima Could Win E3 2018

    Samurai warrior

    Sony announced its E3 2018 plans last week, initially confusing everyone but eventually getting its message across. This year’s show will focus on four monstrous PlayStation 4 exclusives: Ghost of Tsushima,

  • Guide How to Fix Slow PS4 Download Speeds

    Tips to improve the PlayStation 4's download speed

    Undoubtedly one of the biggest issues with the PlayStation 4 are slow PS4 download speeds. More of us are beginning to spend our money on the PlayStation Network now, but slow PSN download speeds can be off-putting. While your PS4 download speed will always be limited by your ISP and the rate at...

  • Soapbox PS Vita's Longevity Has Been Quite Remarkable

    Lust for life

    Stardew Valley is coming to the PlayStation Vita next week and it reminded me that Sony’s handheld still lives a relatively vibrant life over six years since its initial release. The likeable handheld has been the foot of all kinds of jibes since day one, and often it’s been the manufacturer itself delivering the punchlines – but...

  • Store Update 15th May 2018 (Europe)

    We haven't Forgotton

    May’s heavy hitters don’t drop until next week, so the latest European PlayStation Store update is instead dominated by smaller games. When they’re as good as Forgotton Anne, though, there’s more than enough to look forward to.  PS4 Games: Project Nimbus: Code Mirai (Not in Middle East, Benelux, Scandinavia,...

  • News RAGE 2 Embraces Its Punk Pop Side, Gameplay Reveal Tomorrow


    You can almost picture the suits gathered around a white board with the words “RAGE 2” and “personality” sketched out in pink and yellow marker pen. This full-length reveal trailer for Bethesda’s next big game goes hard on the punk pop theme, showing overacting individuals in Mad Max attire throwing the horns against a...

  • Site News Would You Kindly Complete Our Readership Survey?

    You'll get a Banoffee biscuit for your troubles

    Maybe it’s just us, but we’ve always derived a perverse kind of pleasure from completing readership surveys. You could say we’re doing you a favour by presenting you with about a billion different questions about your experience on Push Square, then. While we’re pretty much already the best...

  • News SUPERHOT JP Moves Slowly in a Japanese Setting

    SUPERHOT springs

    SUPERHOT and its PlayStation VR counterpart were among this author’s favourite games of 2017, so it’s exciting to learn that a spiritual successor is on the way. In truth, this is an unexpected announcement: tentatively titled SUPERHOT JP, it promises to be a Japanese-themed iteration of the puzzle-shooter, developed by the...

  • UK Sales Charts God of War Sets New PS4 First-Party Record with Fourth Successive No. 1

    Beats The Last of Us Remastered's record

    God of War has set a new PlayStation 4 first-party record by registering a fourth successive week at the summit of the UK sales charts. Sony Santa Monica’s smash hit overcame a 30 per cent dip in physical sales compared to the previous week, which was enough for it to break The Last of Us: Remastered’s...

  • News RAGE 2 Reveal Trailer Dropping Monday

    Boom sticks

    RAGE 2 will be revealed on Monday, 14th May – which may actually be today depending on when you’re reading this and which timezone you’re in. After a week of teasing, Bethesda confirmed the news on the franchise’s official Twitter account earlier today, which was only recently resurrected following a

  • News Uncharted 2's Iconic Train Stage Explained

    Drake's on a train

    The more we see of Naughty Dog’s games, the more we realise they’re an optical illusion. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is no different, and this video showcasing the sequel’s iconic train level is eye-opening. It reveals how the set-piece works: by placing you on a gigantic loop. It then masks environmental changes with various...

  • News Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Brings 8-Bit Action to PS4, PS Vita on 24th May

    Crystal gaze

    Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, an 8-bit spin-off to the Castlevania-inspired Kickstarter title Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, will whip its way onto the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita next week. Available for $9.99, the old-school Inti Creates platformer will see you assume the role of a demon slayer named Zangetsu, who’ll partner...

  • News Gran Turismo Sales Top 80 Million Units Across 20 Years

    Va va voom

    Racing games are nowhere near as popular as they once were, but Gran Turismo has managed to remain relevant over a 20 year period. Once the biggest brand in Sony’s stable – it’s probably been eclipsed by the likes of Uncharted, The Last of Us, and even Horizon in recent times – the series continues to be a steady seller, with the...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 219

    All your vault

    It feels like we’re in that calm period before the E3 2018 craziness begins in earnest. There’s going to be big game reveals over the next month or so, with Battlefield and Call of Duty all part of the schedule – and rumours are already starting to swirl about other unannounced projects. It means we’re about to get really...

  • News Dutch Commentator Says Champions League Will Be in FIFA 19

    They are the champions

    Our immediate thought when Konami announced that it had lost the UEFA Champions League license is how EA will almost certainly play the famous club competition’s anthem at some point during its E3 2018 press conference – and Dutch commentator Evert ten Napel has just put the odds of that happening sky high. Speaking as...

  • News Why Not Watch Another 40 Minutes of Days Gone?

    Freaker frenzy

    We’ve established at this point that Sony Bend really doesn’t give a hoot about maintaining long established AAA game promotion standards, so here’s another 40 minutes of Days Gone footage for you. If you missed yesterday’s video, then you can also catch the opening hour from the game through here. Like, all of it. This is...

  • News PS5 Won't Be at E3 2018, Sony Unsurprisingly Confirms

    No hardware announcements at show

    There will be no Sony hardware announcements at E3 2018, meaning you can put your anticipation for the PlayStation 5 back in its box. While it perhaps won’t come as a huge surprise, Shawn Layden confirmed the tidbit on today’s PlayStation Blogcast. It perhaps indicates that the organisation is aware next-gen...

  • Soapbox Sony's Muddled E3 2018 Messaging a Matter of Expectation Management

    Stand and deliver

    Sony’s E3 2018 plans have become clearer, but its messaging overall has been muddled today. I was ready to read the company the riot act when Shawn Layden appeared on a podcast earlier, talking about a “different” kind of press conference. As it happens I’m glad I waited, because further clarifications from the company seem...