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News: Football Teams Are Signing Pro FIFA Players Now

Football Teams Are Signing Pro FIFA Players Now

But the transfer window's closed?

Are you any good at FIFA? You may be getting a call from Pep Guardiola, Louis Van Gaal, or Jurgen Klopp any minute, because it looks like football teams are starting to sign up top gamers. BBC Newsbeat reports that Wolverhampton-based PlayStation pro David Bytheway – that ain't a real name, surely? – has been...

Weirdness: Never Was a Story of More Fascination Than This of Xbox and PlayStation

Never Was a Story of More Fascination Than This of Xbox and PlayStation

Fortune's fool

The console wars may be awash with warriors angrily biting their thumbs, but the word star-cross'd springs to mind when observing the latest social media fad. This tragic tale of two adoring PlayStation and Xbox representatives actually did the Twitter rounds a couple of years ago, but it's made a comeback overnight – even prompting...

News: Sony's Dropped a Clanger with This Let's Play Lark

Sony's Dropped a Clanger with This Let's Play Lark

Company tries to trademark YouTube term

Sony, why?! The early success of the PlayStation 4 can be assigned to the feel-good factor that the Japanese giant built around the format: the gamer-centric marketing, the agreeable policies, the Jack Tretton smackdown – so why the heck is the company jeapordising that by trying to trademark the popular...

News: Let's Remember the Iconic PSone Start Screen Together

Let's Remember the Iconic PSone Start Screen Together

Sony Computer Entertainment presents

Much like Polygon Man at an E3 event eons ago, Sony Computer Entertainment is being taken out into the parking lot and shot. The Japanese giant announced today that it will be merging the iconic organisation with Sony Network Entertainment to create a new company called Sony Interactive Entertainment. It'

News: Say Goodbye to Sony Computer Entertainment

Say Goodbye to Sony Computer Entertainment

PlayStation now operates under Sony Interactive Entertainment

This is not the news that we expected to wake up to on a chilly Tuesday morning: Sony Computer Entertainment is no more. Don't panic, PlayStation is very much alive – but the iconic organisation housing the billion dollar brand has been renamed Sony Interactive Entertainment. It's...

Feature: This Man's PS4 Collection Is Bigger Than Yours

This Man's PS4 Collection Is Bigger Than Yours

Size matters

Hidden inside Valtteri Hyttinen's unassuming Finnish home lives a treasure: a PlayStation 4 collection so large that it spans an entire wall, and is growing by the day. The digital specialist lives and breathes Sony's new-gen box, spending his day building the PlayStation brand's social media presence, while his evenings are dedicated...

News: Hideo Kojima's Having an Existential Crisis Over His Facial Hair

Hideo Kojima's Having an Existential Crisis Over His Facial Hair

Should it stay or Hideo?

Now that Hideo Kojima's escaped from the clutches of Konami, the Metal Gear maker is allowed to worry about the little things again. And one question that's causing the auteur real anxiety at the moment is whether he should keep his facial hair. "Should I shave?" he asked on Twitter yesterday, adding a poll so that his...

News: These LEGO PlayStation Icons Are Too Darn Cool

These LEGO PlayStation Icons Are Too Darn Cool

Kratos! Lara Croft! PaRappa the Rapper!

We can probably all agree that LEGO's cooler than Shuhei Yoshida in an ice bath, but what if the blocky world were to merge with the PlayStation Nation? For its latest issue, Official PlayStation Magazine has commissioned a bunch of Sony-themed LEGO characters, which can be purchased from Minifigs.me...

News: Sony Attempts and Fails to Trademark Let's Play

Sony Attempts and Fails to Trademark Let's Play

What's up, it's your boy...

YouTubers need no longer fidget frantically, as Sony's request to trademark the term 'Let's Play' has been denied by the United States Patent and Trademark Office – but not because it's a popular phrase among gamers. Instead, it was denied use because of a similar trademark held since 2013 by Let'z Play of America, a...

News: Sony Marks PlayStation Plus' Five Year Anniversary with Stats Plaques for Lifers

Sony Marks PlayStation Plus' Five Year Anniversary with Stats Plaques for Lifers

Life sentence

If you think that PlayStation Plus is bad now, this author can remember when the monthly update included a retro Mega Drive title, a PlayStation Mini, and a handful of PlayStation 3 themes. The service has changed exponentially since then, and as a reward for lifetime members sticking with the subscription model for all five years of...

Weirdness: Police Arrest Man Who Urinated on Video Games

Police Arrest Man Who Urinated on Video Games

In a wee bit of trouble

If you've got to go, for God's sake don't relieve your bladder all over a bunch of video games. That's what one Target shopper did, as he was caught on CCTV urinating over a shelf of software and accessories. The incident took place on 5th January in Pennsylvania, and police have since brought the chap in for questioning...

News: Final Fantasy XIII's Lightning Is a Louis Vuitton Fashion Model Now

Final Fantasy XIII's Lightning Is a Louis Vuitton Fashion Model Now

Fabula, darling

That noise that you can hear is the sound of a thousand Push Square readers collectively grinding their teeth. Lightning, the protagonist of Square Enix's divisive Final Fantasy XIII story arc, has "agreed" – that's what the press release says – to become the face of the latest Louis Vuitton fashion line. Better than being a...

Soapbox: Why I Love Strategy Guides

Why I Love Strategy Guides

A game's best friend

Republished on Tuesday, 29th December 2015: We're bringing this article back from the archives as we look back at some of Push Square's features from 2015. The original text follows. Originally published on Monday, 3rd August 2015: Sometimes I think that strategy guides are a little bit misunderstood. I understand that...

Feature: Meet the Man with 40,000 PlayStation Trophies

Meet the Man with 40,000 PlayStation Trophies

Platinum unlocked

Republished on Monday, 28th December 2015: We're bringing this article back from the archives as we look back at some of Push Square's features from 2015. The original text follows. Originally published on Monday, 24th August 2015: It's a warm yet rainy evening in New Hampshire, but Michael 'Roughdawg4' Sinclaire is uninterested...