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  • 12

    PS4

    Review AO International Tennis

    Double fault

    No, it isn’t Adults Only tennis – although AO International Tennis probably wouldn’t be quite so dry if it had followed in BMX XXX’s footsteps and allowed you to play as Rafa Nadal in his pants. The name instead stands for the Australian Open, and some of you will recall it launching alongside the Grand Slam in Oceanic...

  • UK Sales Charts God of War Fights Off Funky Kong for Third No. 1

    Donkey doo

    God of War has enjoyed a third week at the summit of the UK sales charts, after fending off Nintendo Switch re-release Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Sales of Kratos’ latest dropped 56 per cent week-over-week, but it still moved more than enough physical units to maintain its position atop the British best sellers list...

  • News The Council Convenes for Second Episode on 15th May

    The dust has only just begun to form

    Focus Home Interactive’s political drama The Council will continue with Episode Two: Hide and Seek on 15th May. “Join Louis de Richet as he continues his investigation into the disappearance of his mother, and confronts the finally-revealed Lord Mortimer,” a tweet from the title’s official account...

  • 9

    PS4

    Review Super Mega Baseball 2

    Metal slug

    You’ve got to give Super Mega Baseball 2 a lot of credit: it manages to find a home on the PlayStation 4 where so many others fail. Stepping up to bat against Sony’s own MLB The Show must be an intimidating prospect, but this likeable arcade outing swings for the fences – and ultimately loads its bases. If you like your sports games...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 218

    Bewitching

    The sun is shining, it’s a Bank Holiday weekend, and there are no shortage of games to be getting on with – what’s not to like? Your regularly scheduled WAYP is back for another week, so here’s everything we’re playing this weekend. Let us know what you’re up to in the comments section. Sammy Barker, Editor: I’ve got a...

  • News Discover the Art of Detroit: Become Human in New Video

    Blade stunner

    Whether you love or loathe Quantic Dream games, few would deny that the developer has some outstanding artists. Detroit: Become Human looks especially striking with its near-future interpretation of America’s forge, and in this video the studio shares a bunch of intel on the title’s art direction. It’s a really good watch with...

  • Soapbox The Last of Us: Part II Has Plenty to Prove at E3 2018

    Give 'em Ellie

    I love The Last of Us and I can’t wait to see its successor on stage at E3 2018 next month. Long-haired director Neil Druckmann confirmed at PlayStation Experience late last year that we would get our first glimpse of gameplay during Sony’s press conference, and a select few have already seen the demo behind closed doors...

  • News Red Dead Redemption 2 Looks Wild in New PS4 Screenshots

    Go west

    There’s been some discussion about Red Dead Redemption 2’s visuals, which have been deemed disappointing by some in the aftermath of this week’s latest trailer. Personally we reckon it’s looking right up there with the very best that the PlayStation 4 has to offer, but we suppose that the muted colour palette and hyper-realistic art...

  • News Beyond Good & Evil 2 Appears to Be Making Some Progress

    But not much

    It’s been a year since Beyond Good & Evil 2 was announced, and here are some Ubisoft employees talking about it in thick French accents. This is all still very much work in progress stuff, and frankly it doesn’t look like it’s come that far since E3 2017, but that’s to be expected from a title that will never come out. Okay,...

  • News God of War Is PS4's Fastest Ever Selling Exclusive

    Over three million copies sold in three days

    God of War has become the fastest selling PlayStation 4 exclusive to date, shifting a dizzying 3.1 million copies worldwide in just three days. The data tracks the period spanning 20th April through 22nd April, and includes physical and digital sales. We already know that the soft-reboot enjoyed

  • News Red Dead Redemption 2's PS4 Box Art Is Very Striking

    Wild

    We’ve had some bad PlayStation 4 box art of late, but Red Dead Redemption 2’s official cover doesn’t fall into that category. The striking packaging’s mix of red and yellow complements the blue branding of Sony’s cases well, making for a Blu-ray that’s sure to stand out on store shelves – assuming it can stay in stock long enough...

  • News Photography RPG The Good Life Crosses Funding Goal

    Photo finish

    Things were looking pretty dire for Deadly Premonition director SWERY’s photography role-playing game The Good Life – but a very well-run campaign has just crossed its funding goal. It means that the title, in collaboration with Sony Music’s Unties label, will now enter full production. There are still 48 hours left for you to...

  • News Disco Dodgeball Remix Struts to PS4 on 22nd May

    Stayin' alive

    Three years after creator Erik Asmussen told us he was considering a PlayStation 4 port of Disco Dodgeball, the unusual first-person shooter has been confirmed for Sony’s system, with Zen Studios helping to make this remixed release a reality. Due out on 22nd May, the game “offers up a crazily intense mix of arena-based...

  • News PS2 Classics Join PlayStation Now Subscription Service

    Retro revival

    PlayStation Now was always billed as on-demand access to Sony’s archives, and while it has made great strides towards that goal in recent years, it’s still a long way off achieving what we suspect the platform holder envisions for it. Nevertheless, the company has added the first batch of PlayStation 2 Classics to the streaming...

  • Guide When Does the New Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer Release?

    Where to watch the new RDR2 trailer

    Rockstar is readying a new Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, but you may be wondering when and where you’ll be able to watch it. Fortunately, we’re willing to lend a helping hand to you Western fans by sharing everything you need to know. When will the new Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer release?: The new Red...

  • News Last Chance to Download April 2018's Free PS Plus Games

    Mad, Max

    There are just a few hours before Sony replaces April 2018’s roster of free PlayStation Plus games with May 2018’s roster. This means that you’ve got one last opportunity to download the likes of Mad Max and Trackmania Turbo on the PlayStation 4, as well as the various PlayStation 3 and PS Vita titles, too

  • Store Update 1st May 2018 (Europe)

    Battlezone

    It’s surely not May already? That’s what our clock computer says. Anyway, it’s Tuesday so it’s time for another European PlayStation Store update. Highlights this time include the non-PlayStation VR arcade tank title Battlezone: Gold Edition and the long-awaited sequel Super Mega Baseball 2. PS4 Games: BUNNY MUST DIE! CHELSEA...

  • News Quantum Break Developer Remedy to Reveal New Game at E3 2018

    Yes, it'll be on PS4

    Remedy, the developer of games like Max Payne and more recently Quantum Break, will officially reveal its next game at E3 2018 in a month and some change. The title – which is dubbed Project 7 and is being published by 505 Games – is set to deploy on the PlayStation 4, marking the Finnish firm’s first release on a Sony...

  • Soapbox PS Plus Freebie Beyond: Two Souls Is One of Sony's Stranger Games

    Go Holmes

    I can’t stop thinking about Beyond: Two Souls. It’s just so weird. Ever since the title was announced as part of May 2018’s free PlayStation Plus lineup, I’ve been recalling my two playthroughs of Quantic Dream’s ghost-themed sci-fi story. I was originally rather enamoured with it on the PlayStation 3; I thought the handful of...

  • 10

    PS4

    Review Home Run Derby VR

    Out of the park

    Home Run Derby, the MLB’s annual slugging contest, is such a good fit for PlayStation VR that we’re surprised this game took 18 months to materialise. It’s been developed by the same group responsible for R.B.I. Baseball 18, but unlike that title, its arcade-esque simplicity works in its favour. In essence, you’ve got 90...

  • News Sony Data Shows Digital Sales Continue to Grow on PS4

    PlayStation Store taking over

    The transition to digital storefronts like the PlayStation Store on consoles is gradually growing every year, and it won’t be long now before its sales eclipse physical ones. New data from Sony’s latest financial report shows that in the quarter that ended 31st March, 2018, an impressive 43 per cent of the...

  • News Don't Try These Spider-Man PS4 Stunts at Home

    We're dizzy just watching

    Spider-Man is an extremely acrobatic character, and the new game from Insomniac shows the character in all of his athletic glory. But can the superhero's moves be recreated by a mere mortal? This YouTuber seems to have nailed several of the stunts – although you may want to exercise caution before recreating them at home...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 217

    God of more?

    Another week, another instalment of WAYP. For those of you who are new to the site, this is where the Push Square team come together to share everything they’re planning to play over the next couple of days – and we encourage you to do the same in the comments section. Let’s get into it. Glen Fox, Guides Editor: I had a...

  • News Detroit: Become Human's Box Art Is Just As Bad in Japan

    Impossible

    Detroit: Become Human’s box art, a close-up of android rebellion leader Marcus’s right eye, is probably one of the worst covers of the PlayStation 4 era. But box art is always better in Japan, right? Right? Wrong. Look at this atrocity: It looks like a straight-to-VHS 90s sci-fi thriller shot entirely on a Sony Handycam in...