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Feature: 10 PlayStation Gifts That Need to Be on Your Christmas List

10 PlayStation Gifts That Need to Be on Your Christmas List

Stocking fillers

We were going to produce a bog-standard buyer’s guide this Christmas, but we figured that we’d be re-treading old ground. After all, you can peruse what we think is hot on PlayStation courtesy of our nifty games page, and chances are you already have an idea what software you’d like Santa to lug down your chimney anyway...

Weirdness: Sony's Made a Watch Out of E-Paper

Sony's Made a Watch Out of E-Paper

Time for something different

Under the leadership of former PlayStation president Kaz Hirai, Sony is secretly exploring new methods that it hopes will propel it back to profitability in the future. One such subsidiary that it’s created on the quiet is Fashion Entertainments, a small startup consisting of five younger engineers, which has been...

News: Blood Sport Is Probably the Worst Kickstarter Idea Ever

Blood Sport Is Probably the Worst Kickstarter Idea Ever

Bloody hell

It takes a special kind of Kickstarter campaign to make this author feel squeamish, but as your humble host taps out this story, let it be known that his skin has turned a subtle shade of green. Blood Sport is quite possibly the most mind bogglingly terrible idea in the history of crowd funding – and it’s no surprise that the drive...

News: There Are Only Ten of These Knack Statues in the World

There Are Only Ten of These Knack Statues in the World

Cerny you want one

Incredibly, it’s been a year since Knack first attacked the PlayStation 4 as a launch title – and in order to commemorate the occasion, Japan Studio has prepared ten ultra-rare statues, which will be given away at Sony’s forthcoming PlayStation Experience event. The trophy itself shows the titular hero standing alongside...

Weirdness: What if the PS4 Was a Really Nifty Laptop?

What if the PS4 Was a Really Nifty Laptop?

Forget your MacBook Air

There are people that don’t have much spare time – and others that have way too much. One such talented individual is Ed Zarick, a self-taught engineer who may have abnormal amounts of free time, but is at least putting it to good use. Having previously designed the Xbook – a portable Xbox 360 for those out of the...

News: This Woman Likes Silent Hill Way More Than You Do

This Woman Likes Silent Hill Way More Than You Do

No argument here

This particular author may be penning this article while proudly wearing a Pyramid Head t-shirt – we kid you not – but we’ll happily concede that there are much bigger Silent Hill fans in the world. One such person is Whitney Chavis, who’s just won the Guinness World Record for the biggest – and probably only – Silent...

Weirdness: These PS4 Sneakers Are Sublime

These PS4 Sneakers Are Sublime

"Please could you not step on my dunks?"

Confession: this editor purchased a pair of Air Jordans a few years ago. As has become a parody for some parts of popular culture, they never get worn – primarily because they cost an arm and a leg. Fortunately, they weren’t as expensive as these custom PlayStation 4 sneakers, which will set you back...

Weirdness: How Would You Like to Study PlayStation at University?

How Would You Like to Study PlayStation at University?

Korean institute even has DualShock themed desks

Well, that's us here at Push Square absolutely drunk with jealousy. Sangmyung University in South Korea is going to be hosting a course all about PlayStation, in a classroom that's, er, all about PlayStation. The learning institute has teamed up with Sony to create the course, in which students...

News: PlayStation Boss Gets Punished for All of E3's Boring Bits This Year

PlayStation Boss Gets Punished for All of E3's Boring Bits This Year

This is for Powers

Regardless of whether or not you liked the content, Sony’s big Gamescom 2014 press conference was much better paced than its E3 2014 one. The folks at SCEE cut out all of the fat, and peppered the organisation’s media briefing in Cologne with trailers, announcements, and very little corporate gobbledygook. SCEA boss Shawn...

News: That Rainbow PS4 Raised a Truckload of Money for Charity

That Rainbow PS4 Raised a Truckload of Money for Charity

Heartwarming hardware

You may remember a story that we ran a few days ago about a decidedly colourful PlayStation 4 with an important message. Dubbed the 'GayStation 4', this colourful custom SKU was constructed to coincide with the Stockholm Pride festival, and was planned to be auctioned off in order to raise money for Swedish charity RFSL. Well,...

News: This Multicoloured PlayStation 4 Has an Important Message

This Multicoloured PlayStation 4 Has an Important Message

Lovin' it

Sony has announced a wealth of different PlayStation 4 skins for its next-gen super machine, but they all pale in comparison to this one. Available exclusively at Swedish retailer Webhallen, the colourful unit has been designed to tie in to the Stockholm Pride Festival, which is set to kick off today. The vibrant device will be auctioned...

Weirdness: Bloomin' Heck, Someone Made Shenmue in Minecraft

Bloomin' Heck, Someone Made Shenmue in Minecraft

Search for sailors all over again

It’s funny how you can remember your way around familiar locations even if you haven’t been there for years. We spent so many hours in Shenmue’s eighties recreation of Yokosuka on the Dreamcast that we know every crevice of this incredible Minecraft replica. It’s been built using a modified edition of the PC...

Weirdness: Beat the Heat with Media Molecule's Innovative Arctic Facebreeze

Beat the Heat with Media Molecule's Innovative Arctic Facebreeze

#Coolvolution

The downright debilitating temperatures here in the UK are showing no signs of coming to an end – just like the current video game drought. Seemingly discontent with both the weather and the absolute dearth of industry news, Sony first-party Media Molecule has announced its latest innovation: Arctic Facebreeze. This is a real doozy,...