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Feature: Push Square's PlayStation Predictions For 2012

Push Square's PlayStation Predictions For 2012

It's 2012; the future is upon us

You didn't notice? Seriously, stop reading this article right now and find your nearest window — don't worry, we'll wait. Good, you're back. Did you notice the flying cars and newly built steel sky-scrapers on the horizon? Yeah, exactly. The future, huh? Unfortunately the future isn't quite as exciting as late 70s...

Feature: Why The Last Of Us Looks Like More Than Just 'Another Zombie Game'

Why The Last Of Us Looks Like More Than Just 'Another Zombie Game'

As gamers we've probably dismembered thousands of zombies over the years

Reanimated corpses have become a crux for game designers wanting to add a "horror" edge to their action games, and as a result we've all got a little tired of them. It's unsurprising to see a corner of the Internet dismiss Naughty Dog's latest franchise, The Last Of Us, with a brush of derogatory vocabulary: generic,..

Feature: Interview: Other Ocean Interactive Chats War Of The Worlds, Sir Patrick Stewart & The Legacy Of Limbo

Interview: Other Ocean Interactive Chats War Of The Worlds, Sir Patrick Stewart & The Legacy Of Limbo

With Other Ocean Interactive preparing to unleash its dark re-imagining of H

G. Wells' timeless War Of The Worlds novel onto the PlayStation Network, we sat down with producer Andrew Acerbo to discuss the game, some of the team's influences and what it's like to work with Jean-Luc Picard himself, Sir Patrick Stewart. What attracted you to the War Of The Worlds property in the first place? Andrew..

Feature: Free Realms on PlayStation 3 Hands-On Impressions

Free Realms on PlayStation 3 Hands-On Impressions

Sony Online Entertainment's free-to-play PS3 MMO, Free Realms, is a little bit like a drug addition

We know it's rubbish and bad for us, but for some reason we can't help getting pulled back in. There's a relaxing tone to the casual MMO that causes hours to fly by, even when you're doing very little of anything at all. Available on the PC for some time, Free Realms launched on the PS3 earlier in..

Feature: Gamers Are Far Too Influenced By Sales Figures -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator

Gamers Are Far Too Influenced By Sales Figures -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator

A game is only as good as its sales figures

At least, that appears to be the mentality of some forum posters, unevenly illustrating their opinion in forums across the Internet. The NPD group released sales figures for the North American market this week, ranking Resistance 3 in seventh position for the month of September. "Reasonable," I told myself after hurriedly perusing the top-ten..

Feature: Variety Is The Spice Of Life -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator

Variety Is The Spice Of Life -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator

Earlier in the week Deep Silver announced a PlayStation Move enabled sports mini-game compilation called Winter Stars

The news was met with little fanfare, but I couldn't help but feel a flutter of anticipation. Thing is, I adore games packed with variety. I love the idea of being able to play around with different mechanics, jumping from one mini-game to another. Even though compilation packages..

News: Tokyo Game Show 2011: The PlayStation Headlines So Far

Tokyo Game Show 2011: The PlayStation Headlines So Far

The Tokyo Game Show is go, with Sony already holding its big coming out party

The general consensus from the video game community was one of disappointment — while Sony's been announcing PlayStation Vita titles left right and centre for the past couple of months, the lack of any real megatons was a real blow. Many were expecting Monster Hunter, particularly after its appearance during Nintendo's..

Feature: Push Square's Most Anticipated Overlooked PlayStation Games Of Holiday 2011: #1 - House Of The Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut

Push Square's Most Anticipated Overlooked PlayStation Games Of Holiday 2011: #1 - House Of The Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut

There was a point in the Nintendo Wii's lifespan where the console was dominating the sales charts but disappointing hardcore gamers

Long-time Nintendo fans were tired of Wii Fit and Wii Play, they wanted something meatier to get their teeth into. But with developers ploughing the majority of their resources into the more traditional XBOX 360 and PlayStation 3, Wii owners were left fighting for..

Feature: Push Square's Most Anticipated Overlooked PlayStation Games Of Holiday 2011: #2 - GoldenEye 007: Reloaded

Push Square's Most Anticipated Overlooked PlayStation Games Of Holiday 2011: #2 - GoldenEye 007: Reloaded

One of the few downsides of writing about PlayStation games day-in-day-out is that we rarely get time to experience the content on other platforms

While we keep up to date with the release schedule and details of competitive platforms, we never really get the time to play them any more. When your work includes knowing everything there is to know about a specific platform/brand, you have to commit..

Feature: Push Square's Most Anticipated Overlooked PlayStation Games Of Holiday 2011: #3 - Silent Hill HD Collection

Push Square's Most Anticipated Overlooked PlayStation Games Of Holiday 2011: #3 - Silent Hill HD Collection

Featuring one of the most influential survival horror games of all time, it's hard not to include the Silent Hill HD Collection on our list of most anticipated overlooked Holiday games

There are a number of high-definition remakes coming to the PlayStation 3 this year; most of them from big-name franchises. But despite the popularity (and quality) of the Silent Hill franchise, Konami seems keen on..

Feature: Push Square's Most Anticipated Overlooked PlayStation Games Of Holiday 2011: #4 - Rayman Origins

Push Square's Most Anticipated Overlooked PlayStation Games Of Holiday 2011: #4 - Rayman Origins

It's curious isn't it: you long for a good co-operative platformer and two come along at once

We've only just finished championing Sony and Insomniac's four-player opus Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, and now we're moving directly onto Rayman Origins. Ubisoft's delightfully French platformer series was iconic on the original PlayStation, but has slowly faded away into obscurity in recent years. The..

Feature: Push Square's Most Anticipated Overlooked PlayStation Games Of Holiday 2011: #5 - Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One

Push Square's Most Anticipated Overlooked PlayStation Games Of Holiday 2011: #5 - Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One

Earlier in the year we took a look at our top-five most anticipated PlayStation games of Holiday 2011

Since the beginning of time (sort of!) developers and publishers have used the run-up to Christmas to release their very best games. This year the charts are set to be dominated by some monstrous titles, such as Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and Batman: Arkham City. But what of the games that..

Feature: Sony Bullish After Another Promising GamesCom -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator

Sony Bullish After Another Promising GamesCom -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator

Each year, the hardcore video game community ignites with debates over which platform holder 'won' E3

It's a topic that's been adopted by industry analysts and high-profile journalists, with fictional grades awarded to the manufacturers with the most surprises and best content. But GamesCom — now the world's largest video game event — has a very different tone to it. There's no competition, no..

Feature: What Is Sony Going To Announce At GamesCom 2011? -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator

What Is Sony Going To Announce At GamesCom 2011? -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator

Sony always has a big presence at GamesCom in Cologne

In 2009 it used the European show to reveal the PlayStation 3 Slim. And last year it made some huge software announcements: Virtua Tennis 4, Resistance 3 and Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One all got their debuts at the German event. But what can we expect from this year's show? Plenty of PlayStation Vita is almost certainly the safest bet. Sony's..

Feature: PlayStation Vita's Launch Schedule Doesn't Make Sense -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator

PlayStation Vita's Launch Schedule Doesn't Make Sense -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator

We always knew it was a likely scenario, but we chose to believe otherwise

Sony never officially said the PlayStation Vita would get a worldwide launch this year, only ever really committing to a Japanese launch. "Phased global rollout" was the textbook buzzword Sony used. But we believed because it made sense. How could Sony not put the PlayStation Vita out in all major markets before..

Feature: Competition Breeds Excellence: Why Sony & Microsoft Should Never Team Up -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator

Competition Breeds Excellence: Why Sony & Microsoft Should Never Team Up -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator

On paper it sounds like a dream scenario: a future where Sony and Microsoft work together to build the ultimate system

Sony's knowledge of hardware architecture coupled with Microsoft's dominance in the software sector. Sony's outstanding first-party output supported by Microsoft's (supposedly) superior networking talents. Combining both Sony and Microsoft's individual talents makes for a glorious..

Feature: What Do You Mean You're Not Playing SuperSonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars?

What Do You Mean You're Not Playing SuperSonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars?

The online communities of PlayStation Network titles tend to dwindle quickly

But despite being released in the hazy days of 2008, the obnoxiously titled SuperSonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars is still brimming with activity. Given a new lease of life via PlayStation Plus this month, we hopped into the part-racer, part-soccer title to find out what all the fuss is about. As far as gameplay..

Feature: Let's Give EA Some Credit -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator

Let's Give EA Some Credit -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator

Over the last three weeks I've played two niche games which I thoroughly enjoyed

Neither of the games were particularly successful at retail, but both enhanced my appreciation of EA as a publisher. Alice: Madness Returns was scorned for being derivative and classical in design, while Shadows Of The Damned was dismissed because of some poor gameplay decisions and an over-emphasis on mediocre..

Feature: Push Square's Most Anticipated PlayStation Games Of Holiday 2011: Let's Recap

Push Square's Most Anticipated PlayStation Games Of Holiday 2011: Let's Recap

We counted down our most anticipated PlayStation games of the holiday season this week, touching on what we think are the five most intriguing titles of this year's end

Some of the games were included out of curiosity — Battlefield 3 and Sonic Generations might not be the best games of the year, but they are titles that we can't wait to play simply to see how they shaped up. Other games such as..

Feature: Push Square's Most Anticipated PlayStation Games Of Holiday 2011: #1 - Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Push Square's Most Anticipated PlayStation Games Of Holiday 2011: #1 - Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

What other game could top our most anticipated list? Naughty Dog's adventure opus, Uncharted, has gradually become one of the biggest franchises in video games

The original launched to muted praise, but got a second wind of enthusiasm when it was one of the first retail titles to boast trophy support. For many, that patch introduced them to the escapades of Drake, Sully and Elena, and is probably..