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February2014

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    PSVita

    Review TxK

    Trippin’ balls tremendously

    You could look at TxK and pass it off as a simple indie game that harks back to the arcade shooter days of old. However, dismissing it as such would not account for the history and significance behind it. Jeff Minter, the game’s creator, has been in the industry since 1982, and is arguably best known for his 1994...

  • News You'll Be Able to Take Flight in Luftrausers on PS3 and Vita Soon

    Just like R. Kelly

    Vlambeer’s awesome 8-bit dogfight-‘em-up Luftrausers is set to soar onto the PlayStation 3 and Vita soon, publisher Devolver Digital has confirmed. The indie outfit is targeting a simultaneous release across five platforms, with the two abovementioned Sony systems set to join the pixelated party. A hard date should be with us...

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    PS4

    Review Doki-Doki Universe

    Everybody do the robot

    We’re a funny lot, the human race. Capable on the one hand of compassion and understanding, we’re also simultaneously prone to bouts of some much less desirable traits. Doki-Doki Universe from HumaNature – a team made up of some of the creators of 16-bit classic ToeJam & Earl – takes you on a tour of, well, human...

  • News Don't Worry, You'll Be Able to Play Some of Yakuza Ishin

    Japanese demo striking out soon

    Anyone with an ounce of sense knows that a Japanese PlayStation Network account is virtually mandatory if you want to test out some exotic software. And while it’s still unclear whether Yakuza Ishin will actually make its way overseas, at least you’ll be able to use your abovementioned alternate login to play the...

  • News Feel Almighty with This Mighty No. 9 Alpha Footage

    Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune gives it his approval

    Former Capcom executive Keiji Inafune has released a one minute video of himself playing Mega Man's spiritual successor, Mighty No. 9. The footage showcases early alpha gameplay and demonstrates a handful of the mechanics currently in the crowd-funded game. In addition, the clip gives us some...

  • News Far Cry Classic Turns Back the Clocks Next Week on PS3

    Not so far anymore

    Shed tears no more, the previously announced Far Cry Classic now has a North American release date of 11th February. Ubisoft previously confirmed that the old-school title would hit the European PlayStation Store on 12th February. We must say, it's a bit odd that this announcement took so long, but we suppose that it's nice to...

  • Interview Double Helix Games on Carving Out a New Strider for PS4

    Studio taking it all in its Strider

    It’s all change at Double Helix Games, with online retailer Amazon recently announcing that it had acquired the company outright. Fortunately, the takeover has not disrupted development on the studio’s promising Strider reboot, which is set to cut your console of choice to pieces on

  • News Bask in the Blinding Lights of Velocity 2X on PS4 and Vita

    Yippee Kai-yay

    At this point, we’re convinced that the fine folks at FuturLab scoff a special brand of Corn Flakes for breakfast. This eager editor has energy in abundance, but even he can’t match the output of the award-winning Brighton-based studio. It should come as no surprise, then, that mere days after Surge Deluxe’s release, the team...

  • News Free PS3 Fighter SoulCalibur: Lost Swords Steps into the Ring in Spring

    En garde

    Get ready to choose your weapon this Spring in SoulCalibur: Lost Swords. Releasing exclusively for the PlayStation 3, this fresh release is taking the franchise in a new direction, opting for a free-to-play format. While not a lot's been said about the fighter since its reveal last year, newly rebranded publisher Bandai Namco has produced...

  • Game of the Month January 2014 - Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

    One more treasure for Lara

    For once, January was a relatively quiet month here at Push Square in terms of reviews. With no real blockbusters bursting onto the PlayStation scene, last month's vote was always going to be a tricky one, as we had to round up titles that some of our staff had never even heard of. But as they say, the show must go on...

  • News Child of Light Will Cast a Spell on PS4, PS3 on 30th April

    Kingdom come

    It’s kept us in the dark for what feels like a lifetime, but Ubisoft has pointed a big bright beam at Child of Light this evening, confirming that the throwback role-playing game will release on 30th April in Europe and North America on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. You’ll need to stump up £11.99/$14.99 in order to obtain...

  • Store Update 5th February 2014 (Europe)

    Scared to spend

    Red Barrels’ spooky survival horror revival Outlast is arguably the most noteworthy addition to the European PlayStation Store this week, but it’s in esteemed company. Other highlights include FuturLab’s supercharged match-three puzzler Surge Deluxe, Capcom’s acrobatic clean-‘em-up Dustforce, and the long awaited second...

  • Interview Connecting the Blocks with Surge Deluxe Developer FuturLab

    Brick-a-brac

    Brighton-based developer FuturLab may just be the most consistent studio working on the PlayStation Vita right now. Having made its name in the PlayStation Minis space, the award-winning outfit has made the jump to native portable production with the kind of poise that you’d expect from a more experienced team. And with the...

  • News Strider Barrages Us with a Release Date, Pricing, and Customisation Details

    As quick as you like

    Over on Capcom's official Facebook page, the Japanese publisher has let rip with a bounty of new information regarding the upcoming return of Strider. The post states that the game will be slashing its way to Europe on 19th February, where it will cost €14.99 / £11.99. It also goes on to detail several newly revealed modes,...

  • Store Update 4th February 2014 (North America)

    Cleaning up

    After a somewhat slow start to the year, the North American PlayStation Store is officially back into the swing of things. The first update of February is a real wallet drainer, with the likes of Dustforce, King Oddball, and Surge Deluxe all vying for your attention. Elsewhere, PlayStation Plus members will be able to obtain Outlast for...

  • News Rule the Sky in Free PS3 Flight Sim Ace Combat Infinity

    Is it a bird, is it a plane?

    Namco Bandai’s quest for control of the free-to-play space on the PlayStation 3 will take another step closer to completion today, as the Japanese publisher has launched the open beta for upcoming arcade flight sim Ace Combat Infinity. Available imminently in Europe and North America, the company is looking for your...

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    PSVita

    Review Surge Deluxe

    Index addiction

    There’s something deadly about the combination of addictive gameplay and online leaderboards. It’s something that we sampled in Rock Band, where grown men would blast out Hannah Montana songs in the hopes of nailing those few extra notes. Surge Deluxe is equally moreish, without ever serving as a gateway to twerking. As such, if...

January2014

  • News Things Are Looking Grimm in The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2

    It's one of those days

    While this Big Bad Wolf may have been in hibernation over the holiday period, the atmosphere is starting to get a little tense in The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2 - Smoke and Mirrors. With the series set to continue next week, we've been given a sneak peak at what's to come in the trailer embedded below. Don't think that your...

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    PSVita

    Review Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse - Episode 1

    Not broken, just bent

    Kickstarter has been the proud parent to many creations over the past few years, the latest of which is the fifth instalment in the legendary point-and-click adventure franchise, Broken Sword. Split into two parts for some bewildering reason – with the second episode due out in the first quarter of this year – Broken Sword...

  • News Surge Deluxe Draws an Electrical Current to PS Vita Next Week

    Trip the light fantastic

    We understand that there's plenty of pent up demand for big blockbuster games on the PlayStation Vita, but sometimes you just need a nice little timewaster. Fortunately, FuturLab's sensational Surge Deluxe aims to reinvigorate your toilet gaming sessions with supercharged match-three action from next week, as the...

  • Store Update 29th January 2014 (Europe)

    Pick 'n' mix

    Much like its North American companion, the most noteworthy addition in this week's European PlayStation Store update is Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. It’s not exactly travelling alone, though, with Tecmo Koei’s gigantic Toukiden demo and the colossal Curve Studios mega bundle coming along for the ride. We should probably point...

  • Store Update 28th January 2014 (North America)

    Grave robber

    This week marks the arrival of the first major post-launch PlayStation 4 title, with Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition aiming to light a torch on your next generation console. Like every release for Sony’s latest super machine, you’ll be able to pick up a copy of the game digitally from the PlayStation Store – and it’ll cost you...

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    PS3

    Review Zombeer

    Brain dead

    Games that aim to make their audience laugh are a very hard thing to pull off. After all, not everyone’s funny bone has the same comedic sensibilities, and that makes it a difficult line to traverse. As a result, for every Portal there are three stinkers like Deadpool waiting in the wings. Moonbite and Padaone Games are the latest...

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    PS3

    Review Twisted Lands: Shadow Town

    Twist and shout

    Twisted Lands: Shadow Town is a hidden objects game by Alawar Entertainment, ported from mobile platforms to the PlayStation 3. While it’s been available on the PlayStation Network for a few months now in Europe, it’s just arrived in North America. The big question is: should it have taken the long journey over the Atlantic in...

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    PS3

    Review Forest Legends: The Call of Love

    Tree hugger

    With a name like Forest Legends: The Call of Love, we were expecting one of those racy Japanese sex games here. In fact, this particular author was practically salivating over the prospect of playing such a filthy experience. Needless to say, when this downloadable PlayStation 3 adventure turned out to be a point-and-click escapade, we...

  • News Minecraft: PS3 Edition Moves Past One Million Sales in One Month

    Dig dug

    You didn’t think that Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition’s relatively late arrival on Sony’s ageing system would impede its commercial performance, did you? Good, because after around a month available on the PlayStation Network, the indie smash has already exceeded sales in the region of one million units. We’re convinced that...

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    PS3

    Review Adam's Venture Chronicles

    Can you Adam and Eve it?

    If there’s one thing that’s missing from Uncharted, it’s puzzles that test your knowledge of the Bible. We’ve all thought it at some point: Nathan Drake just doesn’t believe in God enough. Don’t worry too much, though, as the folks behind Adam’s Venture Chronicles have spotted a gap in the market, and there are...

  • News Free PS3 Fighter Tekken Revolution Exceeds 2.5 Million Downloads

    Jin-ius idea

    Namco Bandai’s free-to-play PlayStation 3 fighter Tekken Revolution may have been something of an experiment for the Japanese publisher, but it’s turned out to be quite a successful one. The company has confirmed that the complimentary punch-'em-up has now exceeded downloads in the region of 2.5 million – and it’s celebrating...

  • News Capcom's Strider Reboot Will Cut Your PS4 to Pieces Next Month

    Just a scratch

    The immediate PlayStation 4 release schedule may look slimmer than the sharp end of Strider Hiryu’s sword, but that may be because developers are keeping their wares under wraps a lot longer these days. Take the upcoming Strider reboot in production at Silent Hill Homecoming developer Double Helix Games, which is set to take a...

  • Store Update 22nd January 2014 (Europe)

    Board to tears

    The great drought of 2014 hasn’t quite come to a conclusion yet, but this European PlayStation Store update shows signs of promise. In addition to likeable PlayStation Vita skateboarding sim OlliOlli, it also includes a handful of new titles, such as Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, Forest Legends: The Call of Love, and fresh DLC for...

  • Store Update 21st January 2014 (North America)

    Hype builder

    There are still a couple of months to go until it officially releases, but you can already pre-order hotly anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son on the PlayStation Store. The digital edition will set you back a reasonable $59.99, and will come with the additional Cole MacGrath-themed missions that Sucker Punch teased...

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    PSVita

    Review Mahjong World Contest

    Top tiles

    Mahjong World Contest is a mahjong solitaire variant with two twists: there’s a three star rating based on objectives, and clearing the board isn’t necessarily your overall goal. These tweaks augment a degree of tactical thinking to a rule set that arguably lacks the original Chinese game’s strategy – and it’s better for it,...

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    PSVita

    Review BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 - Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

    Marathon man

    Commander Video must be the envy of every eight-bit gym attendee. The intrepid athlete at the heart of – wait for it – BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 – Future Legend of Rhythm Alien never seems to tire of jogging from left-to-right, making our Wendy’s weighted legs shudder at thought of such strenuous exercise. Still, with the...

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    PSVita

    Review OlliOlli

    Cool boarder

    Once at the apex of industry excitement, the extreme sports genre’s popularity has faded faster than the artwork on an abused skateboard. Now a pastime for Hanson imitating teenage misfits, the days of earnestly discussing kickflips over a curry in the office canteen have long faded. British indie Roll7’s hoping to turn back the...

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    PS3

    Review The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 1 - All That Remains

    Bite me

    When episodic outfit Telltale Games’ macabre The Walking Dead adaptation first shuffled its way onto the PlayStation Network way back in 2012, many people were apprehensive following a string of licensed tie-ins that didn’t quite hit the mark. Perhaps this is part of the reason why Lee and Clementine’s five episode first season proved...

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    PS3

    Review The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief

    Poirot Click

    Adventure games and mystery novel plots go together like butlers and random acts of homicide. There’s nothing better than a good whodunit, especially when you’re part of the action, neck-deep in clues and yelling at innocent bystanders in the hope that one of them knows something. The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief is a decent...

  • News Could PS2 Fright-Fest Project Zero Be Spooking the European PSN?

    "I ain't 'fraid of no ghost"

    Fan pleas to publishers for re-releases often fall on silent ears. For European admirers of the Project Zero franchise, however, there is a chance for their requests to finally be heard. Tecmo Koei asked its Twitter followers if they would like to see the series on the PlayStation Network earlier this week. The fact...

  • News Capcom to Livestream Exclusive Unseen Strider Gameplay

    Set your alarms

    Capcom will be hosting a livestream showing exclusive content from its upcoming futuristic action game Strider. The broadcast will be hosted on the publisher's Twitch channel at 16:00PM PDT (01:00AM GMT). For those of you that don't have work in the morning (or are alright with turning up late), the stream will showcase a brand new...

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    PSPortable

    Review Streetkix Freestyle

    A kick in the balls

    Soccer may not be the most popular sport in the United States, but the same can’t be said outside of the country. Around the world, not only is football enormous, but it’s a lifestyle for many. As a result, the beautiful game has its own street iteration, boasting a number of mind-boggling ball tricks. Streetkix Freestyle...

  • Store Update 15th January 2014 (Europe)

    Nothing to see here

    There’s always hope that the European PlayStation Store update will drag out an unexpected release, but this week’s refresh is even slower than the one in North America. Highlights include middling PlayStation 3 port Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD, and, well, that’s honestly about it. Catch you next time, we guess...

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    PS4

    Review Don't Starve

    The hunger game

    Nature is beautiful. We observe it from pictures and videos from the safety of our home. We get up close to it on vacations through tour guides and hikes. And sometimes, we even interact with it by camping in the wilderness, preparing with ample supplies and experiencing only a sliver of what it must be like to rough it for real. But...

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    PS3

    Review Assassin's Creed Liberation HD

    Assassin's speed

    Retelling the rather erratic adventures of Aveline de Grandpré, Assassin's Creed Liberation HD leaps onto the PlayStation 3 after its moderate success on Sony's handheld console – and visually, it's just about what you'd expect. The game's events are now witnessed through a much clearer lens, with some drastically improved...

  • News Who Remembers The Wolf Among Us? It Returns Next Month

    Bigby deal

    Telltale Games proved that episodic gaming can work with its award-winning The Walking Dead tie-in, but there are signs that the still relatively small studio may have bitten off more than it can chew. Despite us lavishing the first instalment in its Fables spin-off with praise, it’s been almost three months since we last got an...

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    PSVita

    Review King Oddball Ends the World

    Rock royalty

    After an extended royal tour of pretty much every mobile platform on the planet, King Oddball Ends the World has rolled onto the PlayStation Vita. Offering projectile flinging fun in the vein of Angry Birds, this puzzle game looks to usurp the throne from the long time ruler and avoid being thrown into the dungeons for treason. With a...

  • Store Update 14th January 2014 (North America)

    'Ave it

    The industry’s still getting warmed up to 2014, so this North American PlayStation Store update is a little lean yet again. Nevertheless, fans of stealth action may be delighted to learn that PlayStation Vita port Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD has finally stepped out of the shadows, while Halfbrick developed dual-joystick shooter Age of...

  • News Two for Two as Dynasty Warriors Next Marches into February's EU PS Plus Update

    Get ready to unite China again

    Launch titles are often best left in the shadows as the younger, more attractive games hog the spotlight. February, however, marks Dynasty Warriors Next's five minutes of fame as it's confirmed to be one of February’s free PlayStation Vita titles for PlayStation Plus subscribers. With a fanbase as loyal as Call of...

  • News Better Top Up Your Wallets - PSN Launches Another Sale in North America

    14 for 14

    Sony are at it yet again, tempting us with all sorts of discounted greatness. Its latest promotion offers 28 games (14 for PS3, 14 for Vita) at up to half price, or up to 75 percent off for PlayStation Plus members. Highlights include the theatrical platformer Puppeteer for $7.00, fantastical JRPG Tales of Xillia for $10.00, and portable...

  • News Gasp, Outlast Confirmed for February EU Instant Game Collection

    The rumours were true

    We've been keeping our eyes on Red Barrels' popular horror title Outlast for a long time now. Mostly in the hopes that our fearless leader Sammy Barker wouldn't force us to sit through the terrifying ordeal for a review, but also because of the glowing reception that the game received following its release on the PC. Most...

  • News Papo & Yo Developer Touched by Fan's 'Moving' Letter

    Posts open response

    Papo & Yo developer Minority has posted a heart warming response to an anonymous fan after receiving a hand written letter signed with "music notes and a heart". Community manager Rommel Romero wrote on behalf of the studio: "I read your moving letter the moment that it got to our studio and felt that the team would love to...

  • Soapbox Sony Is Depriving Players of the Optimal PS Vita Experience

    Sammy Barker stumps up for some expensive storage

    After examining the ‘Add to Basket’ button in more detail than a washed-up celebrity does a reality television show contract, I took the plunge on a 64GB memory card for my PlayStation Vita recently. The extortionate storage sticks are currently only available in Asia, and considering that I...

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    PS4

    Review Backgammon Blitz

    Cured to perfection

    Backgammon is one of the oldest games in existence, dating back thousands of years, and although in modern society it’s overshadowed by more popular timewasters like chess, it’s managed to find a home on the PlayStation 4 and its accompanying handheld, the PlayStation Vita. It’s true that in some instances the classics are...

  • News This Rumoured EU February PS Plus Lineup Looks Scarily Good

    Too good to be true?

    European PlayStation Plus subscribers could be in for a real treat, if a leaked list of Instant Game Collection titles posted on GamePointsNow is to be believed. PlayStation 4 owners would be insane to miss out on Red Barrels Games' asylum-based survival horror title Outlast, while those among you who have held onto your dear...

  • News 4J Studios Aiming to Extract 'Nasty' Minecraft: PS3 Edition Bugs

    Digging deeper

    Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition may have dug a tunnel straight to the top of the PlayStation Network charts, but it hasn’t all been easy excavating for the hotly anticipated re-release. Not long after the title received its first patch in late December, budding burrowers reported issues regarding soiled save files – and it

  • News Spider-Man 2 Developer's Energy Hook Latches onto PS4 and Vita

    Swing low sweet chariot

    The great gaming gods often dictate that licensed titles must suck, but they benevolently made an exception with the amazing Spider-Man 2 on the PlayStation 2. Published by Activision in order to tie-in with the Tobey Maguire movie, the sandbox swing-‘em-up was a real breath of fresh air, allowing you to explore Manhattan...

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    PS3

    Review Aabs Animals

    Avoid eye contact at all costs

    Do you like cute things, specifically animals? Do you like to stare at said animals without interacting with them in any way? Are you a fan of music that sounds like a compilation of the happiest melodies ever conceived by man? If your answer is 'Yes' to each of these questions, then congratulations: Aabs Animals is...

  • News Ace Arcade Skating Sim OlliOlli Rolls onto Vita This Month

    Tiny hawk

    If your PlayStation Vita’s feeling the clout of the New Year drought, then salvation is at hand – and it doesn’t come in a Red Bull branded can. British indie developer Roll7 has confirmed that its outrageously addictive skateboarding smash OlliOlli is set to faceplant onto Sony’s flagship handheld format later this month...

  • News New Screens of Assassin's Creed Liberation HD Blow the Original's Visuals Out of the Water

    Aveline de Grandpré looks better than ever

    Assassin's Creed III: Liberation for the PlayStation Vita was by no means an unimpressive attempt at transferring the gorgeous graphics of the franchise to the handheld market. However, three new photos comparing its visuals to the upcoming Assassin's Creed Liberation HD make you second-guess the...

  • Store Update 8th January 2014 (Europe)

    Eat it up

    A lot like its North American counterpart, the first European PlayStation Store update of the year is predictably light. Notable additions include Klei Entertainment’s survival simulator Don’t Starve and a slew of bundles featuring a wide variety of PlayStation 2 Classics published by Rockstar Games. What are you buying? Let us know in...

  • News VVVVVV Will Turn Your PS Vita Upside Down This Year

    VVVVVVery good news

    Terry Cavanagh has re-confirmed that his topsy-turvy indie smash VVVVVV will flip gravity on the PlayStation Vita at some point this year. The critically acclaimed extraterrestrial affair was announced for Sony’s system way back in September, but had fallen off the radar by the end of December. However, in a meaty blog post,...

  • Store Update 7th January 2014 (North America)

    We hope that you're not too hungry

    It’s the first North American PlayStation Store update of the year, and Sony has decided to have mercy upon our sanity. While the pre-Christmas refreshes proved a nightmare to format, this particular offering is petite enough to not waste our entire day. Highlights include Don’t Starve on the PlayStation 4...

  • News Sneaky Sony's Been Testing PlayStation Now in Journey

    Don't stop believin'

    Have you braved your way to the top of Journey’s beautiful mountain recently? If so, there’s a good chance that you may have encountered another intrepid adventurer playing the thatgamecompany exclusive via Sony’s just announced cloud streaming service PlayStation Now. That's because the platform holder has revealed that...

  • Game of the Month December 2013 - Gran Turismo 6

    That's just gran-d

    For a month consisting of only a couple of big-name releases, we were certainly busy in December. Here at Push Square, we reviewed a rather staggering 32 games in all, but as always, only one can walk away with our prestigious Game of the Month accolade. So which title was awarded a stocking full of festive treats? Why, it was...

  • News Klei Entertainment Is Thinking About a Vita Port of Don't Starve

    Never stop klei-ing

    Are you starved for good PlayStation Vita games? Well, Klei Entertainment, the crafty Canadians behind Shank and Mark of the Ninja, have you covered. Or rather, it might have you covered. When asked by an eager fan on Twitter if survival sim Don't Starve

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    PS3

    Review Robot Rescue Revolution

    Rust bucket

    Robot Rescue Revolution is a strategy puzzle game for the PlayStation 3, which tasks you with guiding multiple robots to a goal while navigating treacherous terrain. Available for a relatively slender figure from the PlayStation Store, the title includes three worlds to explore and over 100 levels to complete. The core gameplay involves...

  • News Can't Connect to PSN? Blame Hacker Group DERP

    It was an accident, by the way

    Batten down the hatches, stock up on essentials, and assume the foetal position – the PlayStation Network is experiencing problems again, and that means that it's time to panic. In all seriousness, though, if you've been encountering trouble with the online service, you've absolutely no need to fret, as the issues...

December2013

  • News Wait, Why Is The Last Guardian Listed on the PlayStation Store?

    A right fowl-up

    It seems like Sony couldn’t wait more than a few hours to share some new information on Team ICO’s oft-delayed The Last Guardian. As spotted by reader Belmont, the long overdue PlayStation 3 exclusive can be found on the

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    PS4

    Review Tiny Brains

    Tiny brains, big character

    Science: it’s a wonderful thing. Without science, we’d still be muddling through the dark ages, in a world without Facebook and instant soup. Of course, before such manmade wonders can exist, they need to be tested – and what better way is there to trial such innovations than by exploiting poor animals? Don’t call...

  • News Gran Turismo 5's Online Mode Parking Up in May 2014

    Resistance trilogy also being taken offline

    It looks like Sony is especially eager for you to upgrade to Gran Turismo 6. In a sneaky seasonal update, the platform holder has revealed that Gran Turismo 5’s online component will be written off on 20th May 2014. That means that you’ve got around six months left to stomach the simulation racer’s...

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    PS3

    Review Mutant Mudds Deluxe

    Don't jump over this one

    Twenty years ago, we never would have guessed that today’s generation of consoles would embrace 8-bit side-scrolling platformers. With the release of titles like Terraria, however, this trend does not show any signs of slowing. As these games continue to grow in popularity, developers such as Renegade Kid are fusing the...

  • News Your Wallet Will Be Lighter Once You're Done with This Huge EU PSN Sale

    It's full of stars

    We take back everything that we said about Sony’s shoddy sales, as the platform holder’s January promotion is absolutely packed to the figurative brim with noteworthy offers and discounts. Starting today and set to run throughout January, the discounts span various PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable...

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    PS3

    Review Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition

    Block party

    After what feels like a century since the phenomenon that is Minecraft first appeared on the PC, Mojang's block-'em-up has finally dug its way onto the PlayStation 3 courtesy of 4J Studios. Its basic visual style hides a brilliantly deep, yet relatively accessible adventure that's topped off with some thoughtful little RPG elements...

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    PS4

    Review Zen Pinball 2

    Zen out of ten?

    One of two pinball titles flipping onto the PlayStation 4 prior to Christmas is Zen Pinball 2, a game that previously graced both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. This next-gen version provides gamers with a chance to battle friends and strangers for the highest score on a range of tailor made tables, a number of which bear...

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    PSVita

    Review Terraria

    Landheld gaming

    Back when Terraria launched on the PlayStation 3, we praised its diverse collection of content and its overall depth, but felt that the title's awkward user interface and time consuming gameplay held it back from greatness in our review. On Sony's handheld, however, the game makes use of the system's touch screen – but is the new...

  • News Sony Ends European Christmas Sale with a Real Cracker

    The Last of Us and Persona 4 Golden form your final stocking fillers

    It’s been a tepid sale at best, but Sony’s long-running ’12 Deals of Christmas’ promotion in Europe is set to finish with a flourish. The platform holder has prepared two cracking deals to get you in the seasonal spirit, bringing the price of The Last of Us

  • News Christmas Comes Early in North American PSN Flash Sale

    Cut down to size

    Sony must have read our Talking Point about the less than stellar savings on the PlayStation Network, because it’s kicked off the holidays with a pretty solid festive Flash Sale. Granted, this doesn’t ever touch the outrageous prices of a Steam sell-a-thon, but a couple of the cuts are not to be trifled with. We suppose that...

  • News Mercenary Kings Won't Be Targeting the PS4 Until Early Next Year

    It won't be home for Christmas

    Another day, another vague 2014 release date. Indie shooter Mercenary Kings was originally planned to launch sometime in November this year, but developer Tribute Games recently announced that the title has been delayed, and is now pencilled in for

  • Rumour Guacamelee Wrestling onto the PS4 in Spring 2014

    Drink it up

    According to a recent IGN article, PlayStation Network brawler Guacamelee will be coming to the PlayStation 4 sometime in Spring 2014. The report, which has since been removed, revealed that the re-release will feature two new worlds, improved visuals, and added particle effects. Most exciting of all, though, is the addition of a new...

  • Talking Point Should Sony Mirror Steam's Discount Strategy for PSN?

    Door busters

    Sales can actually be a pretty cunning strategy. Supermarkets are particularly good at them, lowering the cost of sought after goods in order to obtain publicity and drive foot traffic through their stores. It only takes one heavily discounted item to coerce thrifty shoppers into a cash splashing frenzy, and that allows retailers to...

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    PS3

    Review Rust Buccaneers

    Be a Fisherman’s Friend

    Life on the high seas is tough. Forget about the maggot-infested biscuits and longing glances from your salty old sea mates who want to re-enact some of the scenes from the Titanic with your supple young body, as you have worse things to worry about. There be danger off the starboard bow, Jim lad – and it’s coming right...

  • News Joe Danger Crosses the Canyon to PS Vita in 2014

    Dare to dream

    British indie outfit Hello Games may be busy blowing minds with next-generation explore-‘em-up No Man’s Sky, but that doesn’t mean that it’s forgotten about the PlayStation Vita versions of Joe Danger and Joe Danger 2: The Movie. Fortunately, they’re still both actively in development at the brilliantly named Four Doo

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    PSVita

    Review Indoor Sports World

    Six pack

    There isn’t a platform on the planet without some form of pub pastime compilation. Simulating the excitement of otherwise social sports such as snooker, pool, and darts has been a fascination among game developers since programming boffins realised that computers could be employed for more entertaining applications than solving the seven...

  • Store Update 18th December 2013 (Europe)

    Stretch that wallet a little wider

    As with its North American counterpart, the last official PlayStation Store update before Christmas is absolutely bursting with content. Highlights include The Walking Dead: Season Two (yes, it’s not delayed), Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition, and two new pinball games for your PlayStation 4. What do you intend...

  • News The Smithsonian Museum Has Added Flower to Its Permanent Collection

    Where it belongs

    There are few experiences as relaxing and moving as thatgamecompany's Flower. It tells an enchanting tale of the over-industrialisation of modern society while also providing one of the most compelling arguments for SIXAXIS controls. With that in mind, we're happy to report that the respite-sim will be joining first-person shooter...

  • Store Update 17th December 2013 (North America)

    Season of digital goods

    Christmas has come early on the North American PlayStation Store this week. Indeed, there are so many highlights that we don’t really know where to start. We suppose that the release of Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition takes top billing, but the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season 2 and the PlayStation 4 port of The...

  • News Test Your Dexterity with Mutant Mudds Deluxe on PS3 and Vita

    Mudd fight

    Renegade Kid's extremely popular ’12-bit’ platformer Mutant Mudds Deluxe is set to make its PlayStation debut in North America today. The game – which originally launched on the Nintendo 3DS and has expanded to various other platforms over the past year or so – is a throwback platformer that sees you hopping between layers in...

  • News The Walking Dead: Season Two Premieres on PS3 Today

    Our stomach's not ready

    Not content with the cavalcade of content launching on the PlayStation Store this week? Good, because we're about to bust your wallet with another humdinger: The Walking Dead: Season Two. The hotly anticipated follow-up to Telltale Games’ award-winning series will shuffle onto the PlayStation 3 later today in North...

  • News Sony Still 'Working Hard' on the LittleBigPlanet HUB

    Free-to-yay

    Sony has not abandoned the LittleBigPlanet HUB. The platform holder has been crafting the free-to-play creation tool for some time, but it hasn’t really said an enormous amount about it since its announcement at GamesCom earlier in the year. However, community co-ordinator Steven Isbell has confirmed that the company’s still...

  • News What's Improved in The Pinball Arcade on PlayStation 4?

    Big shot

    If the brilliant Resogun has failed to scratch your leaderboard itch on the PlayStation 4, then the next generation port of Farsight Studios’ uber-realistic The Pinball Arcade should fill a void. Set to launch onto the PlayStation 4 later today in North America and tomorrow in Europe, the title promises 20 tables of stellar steel ball...

  • News You'll Need to Grab Your Cape for LittleBigPlanet 2's Comic Book Crossover

    Holy add-on, Sackman

    LittleBigPlanet 2 is almost three years old now, but that’s not stopping Sony from continuing to support the do-it-yourself game making platform with plenty of expansion packs. The latest add-on is a real humdinger, too, fusing the serenity of the Omniverse with the dastardly exploits of the DC Universe. In addition to a bunch...

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    PSVita

    Review Eufloria HD

    Seedy business

    Eufloria HD is quite possibly the most serene real-time strategy game that we've ever played, which seems like a strange thing to say given that the genre typically sees you taking control of armies during tense battles. You'll still be guiding forces and crushing your enemies here, but the title's natural, calm aesthetic makes it a...

  • News Minecraft Finds Refuge on the PS3 Prior to Christmas

    Don't be a square

    Release date surprises are rare in the games industry these days, but this is a genuine shocker: Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition is launching on the PlayStation Network this week. Mojang’s indie smash hit has already sold over 30 million copies across various other platforms, and is set to add another line of zeroes to its...

  • News Hackers Target Systems Such As PS4 Around 34,000 Times a Day

    Hosing down the firewall

    People were particularly hostile towards Sony during the dark days of the PlayStation Network hack a couple of years ago – but a new report from cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab has outlined just how much strain the platform holder’s constantly under. According to Consumer Affairs, the manufacturer – alongside...

  • News Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Being Launched Off the PSN Store

    Marvel vs. Capcom 2 taking a fist to the face, too

    It seems that Capcom has been unable to break the mounting combo of comic book character licensing fees. As part of a pretty nonchalant blog post, the Japanese publisher has revealed that both Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 will be leaving the PlaySt

  • News You Don't Have As Many PSN Trophies As This Guy

    Hakoom hits Level 100

    Trophies are a curious part of the PlayStation experience. As much as we enjoy the thrill of unlocking a brand new trinket, they can sometimes feel a little bit like hard work. One person who’s transformed the grind into a day job is Hakoom, the world’s leading pursuer of small PNG pictures. And he’s just hit another...

  • News Amazon UK Cracks the Code With Its Own Version of the PlayStation Store

    It's a jungle out there

    You may recall a few weeks ago when online retailer Amazon launched its own version of the PlayStation Store. Well it seems that Amazon UK has followed suit, with the European site now open for business.

  • Store Update 11th December 2013 (Europe)

    Bots and brains

    If you’ve already exhausted the PlayStation 4’s launch lineup, then this week’s European PlayStation Store update will come as a bit of a relief, as it includes two new titles for you to try. In addition to cross-buy exploration exclusive Doki-Doki Universe, the refresh also includes co-operative puzzle-‘em-up Tiny Brains...

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    PSVita

    Review A-Men 2

    Pray before playing

    The A-Men have returned to challenge your deductive skills in another set of devilishly difficult combat scenarios. The rouge robot army that you accidentally unleashed in the original title is still at large, and it’s up to you and your squad of specialists to eradicate them – or perhaps just skirt around them as you get to...

  • Store Update 10th December 2013 (North America)

    Seasonal cyborg

    ToeJam & Earl creator Greg Johnson’s bonkers intergalactic excursion Doki-Doki Universe takes centre stage on the North American PlayStation Store this week. The curious cross-buy title sees you exploring weird and wonderful planets, where you’ll need to complete various personality tests in order to progress. Pretty weird,...

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    PS4

    Review Putty Squad

    Killer Carrots and Crazy Cats

    Back in the nineties, the eventually unreleased Amiga version of Putty Squad was praised by the press for its varied level shapes, consistent game logic, and “masterful” animation. Jump forward 15 years, and we no longer get excited by shapes (unless they’re naughty shapes and you’re a member of Reddit), or game...

  • Feature For the Buyers - Push Square's PlayStation Christmas Shopping Guide

    Gift ideas for the gamer in your life

    The awful celebrity autobiographies filling every square inch of advertising space and tinny, outdated tunes on the radio can only mean one thing: Christmas is coming. It’s now just over two weeks until the big day, and you’re no doubt panicking over the fact that you haven’t picked up any presents yet...

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