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Store Preview: Akiba's Trip PS4, Guilty Gear Demo, Geometry Wars 3

Akiba's Trip PS4, Guilty Gear Demo, Geometry Wars 3

Round up, round up

And in the blink of an eye, that’s the last of the big new releases until The Crew next month. Don’t think that the PlayStation Store’s going to become a barren wasteland in the days leading up to Thanksgiving, though, as Sony is keeping it well supplied with a couple of smaller releases – like the PlayStation 4 version of...

Store Update: 19th November 2014 (Europe)

19th November 2014 (Europe)

Super love

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the European PlayStation Store update, which is absolutely bursting with big games. Among the highlights this week are Grand Theft Auto V, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and, er, Rugby 15. Oh alright, maybe not the last one, then – but you get the overarching idea. PlayStation 4: Dragon Age:...

Review: Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops (PlayStation Network)

Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops (PlayStation Network)

Military mishap

Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops combines the best features and missions from its mobile counterparts, packaging the popular smartphone series’ first two titles together for PlayStation platforms. Does this port march onto Sony’s systems with success, though – or is it an overpriced clone doing the console rounds? The game definitely...

News: Ever Wanted to Know Why You Can't Change Your PSN Name?

Ever Wanted to Know Why You Can't Change Your PSN Name?

Shawn Layden to the rescue

The inability of PlayStation Network users to change their online names is undoubtedly one of the most philosophically important dilemmas of the modern age. It feels like a strange and slightly archaic policy, whichever way you slice it. Thankfully, in a recent interview, SCEA president Shawn 'E3 Yawn' Layden explained...

Review: Snark Busters: High Society (PlayStation Network)

Snark Busters: High Society (PlayStation Network)

Who you gonna call?

A game sporting a name like Snark Busters: High Society should be enough to perk the interest of pretty much anyone – you can’t help but let it spark question after question in your mind. What the hell’s a Snark, why does it need busting, and most importantly, will there be top hats? Should all of these questions push your...

Store Update: 12th November 2014 (Europe)

12th November 2014 (Europe)

Angry Murray

Costume Quest 2 has arrived just in time for Hallowe’en – on the PlayStation 3 at least. Sigh. Double Fine’s dress-‘em-up is just one of many delayed releases to deploy on the European PlayStation Store this week, with Nidhogg and Pier Solar HD also on the menu. Assassin’s Creed Unity is the obvious highlight, but this...

Store Update: 11th November 2014 (North America)

11th November 2014 (North America)

Dream weaver

Assassin’s Creed Unity isn’t exactly sneaking onto the North American PlayStation Store this week – more crashing into it like a cannon ball. Ubisoft’s latest and (not so) greatest is available now on the PlayStation 4, and it’s being flanked by spin-off Assassin’s Creed Rogue on last-gen hardware. Meanwhile, the toys are...

Store Preview: Assassin's Creed Unity, LEGO Batman 3, Tales of Hearts R

Assassin's Creed Unity, LEGO Batman 3, Tales of Hearts R

Viva la revolution

... And in early November, the blockbusters did rise, and they marched onto the PlayStation Store demanding that the innocent people spend their money, with spears and other fearsome instruments poised above their heads. Ahem. Seriously, though, this is where things start to get silly – or amazing – for all three of Sony’s...

Review: Race the Sun (PlayStation 4)

Race the Sun (PlayStation 4)

Flight to freedom

Race the Sun is a very simple game. That isn't meant as a criticism – indeed, the title's focus is arguably its greatest asset. After a successful Kickstarter, this unique take on a popular genre has made its way onto Sony's systems with almost non-existent fanfare. But, do its straightforward systems make for a satisfying...

Store Update: 4th November 2014 (North America)

4th November 2014 (North America)

Spacey ace

There may be more games in this North American PlayStation Store update than you can shake a stick at, but, let’s be honest, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the real highlight. Sledgehammer Games’ first-person shooter is looking hot to trot, and is available now on both the PS4 and PS3. Don’t worry if futuristic warfare’s not...

Review: Minutes (PlayStation 4)

Minutes (PlayStation 4)

Bullet heaven

Minutes’ key art may draw comparisons to Countdown, but in Channel 4 game show terms, this is way more Rachel Riley than Des O’Connor. An energetic arcade experience, this blistering bullet hell-inspired escapade is a real breath of fresh air. And while it may not silence the anti-indie crowd, it’s a shining example of how good...

Review: Deadfall Adventures: Heart of Atlantis (PlayStation Network)

Deadfall Adventures: Heart of Atlantis (PlayStation Network)

Heart breaker

This writer’s reputation for revelling in mediocre games is well regarded around the Push Square office, and Deadfall Adventures: Heart of Atlantis is another one of those middling titles that’s ingratiated itself to this strange scribe. An updated version of last year’s Xbox 360 and PC release, this Indiana Jones-inspired romp...

Store Update: 29th October 2014 (Europe)

29th October 2014 (Europe)

Late to the party

As with its North American counterpart, this European PlayStation Store update is absolutely bursting with new releases – but there’s one irritating absentee for this editor. Indeed, where the heck is Costume Quest 2? A game designed around Hallowe’en should arrive before said event, and if your humble host doesn’t get his...

Store Update: 28th October 2014 (North America)

28th October 2014 (North America)

Freedom fighters

Another week, another outrageous North American PlayStation Store update. This time the highlights are numerous, with Costume Quest 2, The Unfinished Swan, and Lords of the Fallen all vying for your attention. We’ll need to put Ariana Grande on loop to get through this one. PS4 Games: Battle Islands (Free) C

News: PSN Down as Sony's Servers Feel PS4 Firmware Update 2.00 Strain

PSN Down as Sony's Servers Feel PS4 Firmware Update 2.00 Strain

Offline agony

Being a PlayStation fan is a bit like supporting the England football team these days: when the chips are up, you just know that they’re going to come crashing down at some point. As such, it’s no surprise that just when we were starting to feel satisfied with PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.00, the PlayStation Network has...