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First Impressions: Basking in the Glow of Child of Light

Basking in the Glow of Child of Light

Baby bright

The second UbiArt-powered game to be unveiled at Ubisoft’s Digital Days 2013 event, Child of Light – which is launching on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 – was pitched to us as “a JRPG for those that don’t have the time to invest a hundred hours into a game”. While this quote may trouble some hardcore JRPG fans,...

Store Update: 18th September 2013 (Europe)

18th September 2013 (Europe)

American dream

Grand Theft Auto V is the headline new addition on the European PlayStation Store this week, but the sandbox sequel has got a little more competition than its North American counterpart. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 launches on Friday, and is being billed as a real return to form for the series. Other arrivals include

Store Update: 17th September 2013 (North America)

17th September 2013 (North America)

Three's a crowd

The entire industry has gone on holiday in order to give you ample opportunity to play Grand Theft Auto V. Granted, there are a couple of new releases available as part of this week’s North American PlayStation Store update – Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver, anyone? – but, let's be honest, there’s only really one game that...

News: Far Cry 3 Hang Glides into EU PS Plus Instant Game Collection

Far Cry 3 Hang Glides into EU PS Plus Instant Game Collection

Dragon's Dogma, Street Fighter X Tekken, and more join the party

We’re approaching the end of the month, and that means that Sony’s pulled back the curtain on yet another frankly insane European PlayStation Plus update. Starting from 25th September, you’ll be able to download Ubisoft’s tropical first-person shooter Far Cry 3 for free. The...

Video: Johann Sebastian Joust Invents New Local Multiplayer Mode for PS3

Johann Sebastian Joust Invents New Local Multiplayer Mode for PS3

Look Ma, no TV

Family Gamer TV recently took a beta version of Johann Sebastian Joust – the PlayStation Move powered multiplayer game set to release as part of indie compilation SportsFriends later this year – to the Greenbelt Festival in Cheltenham. The intriguing title functions without the use of a television screen, but uses music and...

Preview: Digging Deep into the Trenches in Valiant Hearts: The Great War on PS3 and PS4

Digging Deep into the Trenches in Valiant Hearts: The Great War on PS3 and PS4

War and leash

Ubisoft broke new ground in 2011 with its innovative UbiArt Framework game engine, a technology which allows artists to easily create assets and embed them into interactive environments. We’ve already seen it used to brilliant effect in the recent Rayman games, and since then people have been crying out for it to be leveraged in...

Review: Dragon Fantasy: Book II (PlayStation Network)

Dragon Fantasy: Book II (PlayStation Network)

Less is more

A direct sequel to Dragon Fantasy: Book I, Dragon Fantasy: Book II continues the story of Ogden and his party. It's still full of cheeky humour, silly dialogue, and old school JRPG gameplay – but does it improve enough upon its predecessor? Developer Muteki Corporation could have easily stuck to what it had already created with the...

Review: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PlayStation Network)

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PlayStation Network)

Sibling Revelry

Renowned for developing first person shooters, it may surprise some to discover that Starbreeze Studios are behind this charming indie adventure. Whether they choose to continue developing titles like Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is unclear, but they’ve certainly proven that they’re more than capable of expanding their scope...

Store Update: 4th September 2013 (Europe)

4th September 2013 (Europe)

War chest

Europeans eyeing North America’s impressive PlayStation Store update this week need not feel jealous anymore, as there’s a cavalcade of content available overseas, too. Titles include Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Diablo III, and this particular author’s highlight, Farming Simulator 2013. There’s also

Review: KickBeat (PlayStation Network - Vita)

KickBeat (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Fists of melody

The concept of fusing fighting and rhythm games seems so obvious, as the act of combat already has a rhythmic feel to it. Timing is, of course, crucial to both pastimes, with complex moves requiring metronome-like precision, just like the beat of a song. KickBeat, then, is pretty much the perfect marriage of genres, and the Zen...

Store Update: 3rd September 2013 (North America)

3rd September 2013 (North America)

Ultimate edition

We hope that you like video games, because this week’s North American PlayStation Store update is practically bursting with new releases. In addition to a bucket load of pre-orders, fresh arrivals include Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, Diablo III, and Rayman Legends. Elsewhere, Starbreeze’s critically acclaimed...

Game of the Month: August 2013 - Rayman Legends

August 2013 - Rayman Legends

Legendary status

August was a busy month for the team here at Push Square, in which we reviewed 21 new releases in total. Of course, only one game can be awarded the prestigious Game of the Month accolade, and so we looked to the highest rated titles, which included wildly anticipated adventures such as the ridiculous Saints Row IV and the magical...

Review: Real Boxing (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Real Boxing (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Undisputed champion

Having performed extremely well as an app on both iOS and Android devices, it was only a matter of time before Unreal Engine 3-based punch-‘em-up Real Boxing made its way to Sony’s handheld. The good news is that it makes the perilous jump almost seamlessly. Upon starting the game, you’ll be asked to customise your boxer,...

Review: Spelunky (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Spelunky (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Fortune and glory, kid

How far are you willing to go for the sake of a solid gold bar? Are you prepared to take a leap of faith over what could be a bottomless pit? Would you test your mettle against a horde of vicious snakes? Is the promise of that shiny metal enough to make you risk all of your progress so far? These are just some of the questions...