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Push Scare: How Final Fantasy VII's Not-So-Scary Intro Made Me Shelve It for Two Years

How Final Fantasy VII's Not-So-Scary Intro Made Me Shelve It for Two Years

Silver lining

Republished on Monday, 31st October 2016: We're bringing this article back from the archives to celebrate Hallowe'en today. The original text follows. Originally published on Tuesday, 28th October 2014: Final Fantasy VII isn't your archetypal horror game – far from it – but it does include one of the darkest stories of any title...

Feature: What Do You Mean You've Never Played... International Track & Field?

What Do You Mean You've Never Played... International Track & Field?

Rio hurty hand

We've all been caught crouched in the corner of our bedrooms, illuminated by the glow of sweaty bodies on our televisions, as our wrists work overtime and our faces contort in anticipation of impending pleasure. We are, of course, referring to winning gold in Konami's revered International Track & Field – a PSone sporting...

News: Japan Votes for PlayStation's Most Memorable Games

Japan Votes for PlayStation's Most Memorable Games

Long in the memory

Famitsu, the famous Japanese gaming magazine, is celebrating its 30th anniversary – and it's asked readers to vote for their most memorable games per console as a consequence. A whopping 2,921 people responded, with the rules stating that participants could only pen one title per platform. We've included the top ten titles for...

News: Is Sony Reviving Legendary PSone Title G-Police?

Is Sony Reviving Legendary PSone Title G-Police?

Under arrest

Here's one that will date our readers: Sony's registered a trademark for G-Police in Europe. For those of you under the age of 28, this was a really popular sci-fi flight sim which released for the PSone all the way back in 1997 to rave reviews and some relatively strong sales numbers. A sequel released a few years later but never...

News: Watch Five Seconds of Every PSone Game Released in the US

Watch Five Seconds of Every PSone Game Released in the US

Are you sitting comfortably?

How's this for a trip down memory lane? To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of PlayStation – a celebration that we must stress seems to be lasting a decade – Game Rave TV has compiled five seconds of footage from every PSone game released at US retail. It's a gigantic hunk of a video weighing in at over two hours, so...

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'

Review: Pandemonium! (PSone)

Pandemonium! (PSone)

A pair of 2.5Determined magical hoppers

How could a developer solve a problem like a desire to build a side-scrolling platformer in a 1996 3D graphics obsessed world? The answer was to find a middle ground, which we affectionately refer to as 2.5D today. Published by Crystal Dynamics and created by Toys for Bob in Novato, California close to the...

Review: GEX (PSone)

GEX (PSone)

GEX-sticulates yelling '90s pop culture quips

A game can be an interesting representation of its generation without being beautiful, timeless, and artistically ageless. Released on the EU's PSone in April 1996, GEX was loud, brash, and in-your-face, but so were films like Point Break and ska-punk bands such as Assorted Jelly Beans during the 1990s...

Review: Spyro the Dragon (PSone)

Spyro the Dragon (PSone)

Don't Gnorc it

While Insomniac Games has become one of PlayStation's most recognised developers, it cut its teeth with the little known PSone first-person shooter Disruptor, which launched in 1996. It was a DOOM clone among many others that populated the gaming landscape at the time, but there were aspects to it that made it stand out among the...