PSone News

Blast from the Past: On This Day 20 Years Ago, Sony Dropped the Mic at the First Ever E3

On This Day 20 Years Ago, Sony Dropped the Mic at the First Ever E3

A sign of things to come

Sony's no stranger to dropping the microphone at E3 conventions. For many of you, ex-SCEA president Jack Tretton's used games beatdown will be fresh in the memory – but the affable executive was merely reading from a PlayStation playbook that was written by his predecessors many years prior. On this very day 20 years...

News: Marilyn Manson's New Album Was Put on PlayStation Discs to Represent Change

Marilyn Manson's New Album Was Put on PlayStation Discs to Represent Change

This is the new s***

Here's something unusual: Marilyn Manson – yes, the controversial rocker who rose to popularity in the late '90s – released his new album on old PlayStation discs. It was more of an artistic decision than anything, as the self-proclaimed Antichrist Superstar's latest record, fittingly named The Pale Emperor, is supposed...

Review: Gundam: Battle Assault 2 (PSone)

Gundam: Battle Assault 2 (PSone)

Gundam fight!

Not many Japanese developed games are released only in the West, but this was the case with Gundam: Battle Assault 2 – at least before it was re-released as two separate budget titles in its homeland. Much like its predecessor, Gundam: Battle Assault, the follow-up was launched in an attempt to capitalise on the franchise's overseas...

Review: Gundam: Battle Assault (PSone)

Gundam: Battle Assault (PSone)

You need more practice

If you were into Mobile Suit Gundam Wing back when it aired in the 1990s, then you may have heard of or even played Gundam: Battle Assault on the PSone. In an attempt to capitalise on the aforementioned anime's popularity, publisher Bandai decided to localise the 2D fighter, which was called Gundam: The Battle Master 2 in its...

Talking Point: What One Game Do You Always Come Back To?

What One Game Do You Always Come Back To?

The one and only

Addiction is a strong word, but that's how many would describe their need to play one single game time and time again. A title that you've never really been able to put down, something that your mind always wanders back to, whether it's because you're bored and unsure of what to play, or because you simply enjoy it so much. It may...

News: What if Final Fantasy VII Got an Open World Sequel with Randomised Dungeons and a Karma System?

What if Final Fantasy VII Got an Open World Sequel with Randomised Dungeons and a Karma System?

It'd look like this

We've seen Final Fantasy VII fan projects before, but probably nothing quite as ambitious as this. Using the original PSone title's engine, an independent Japanese developer has created a sequel to Squaresoft's beloved role-playing game. The Amazing Custom Final Fantasy VII PSone Console Named Final Fantasy VII: Time Guardian,...

Feature: What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Breath of Fire IV?

What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Breath of Fire IV?

Split personality

Another PSone game that was released around the same time that the PlayStation 2 hit store shelves, Breath of Fire IV got a little lost among the initial transition. And that's a real shame, because we reckon that Capcom's final numbered Breath of Fire title is right up there with the best role-playing games on Sony's first...

News: Suikoden Slips Silently onto the European PlayStation Store Today

Suikoden Slips Silently onto the European PlayStation Store Today

Stars of Destiny

Those of you looking for a taste of old-school action will be able to satisfy your Japanese role-playing game cravings with Suikoden I and Suikoden II on the European PlayStation Store today. The hard-to-pronounce hits launched in North America last year, but are finally available to play on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable,...

News: Can You Relate to Any of These PlayStation Memories?

Can You Relate to Any of These PlayStation Memories?

Gaming gold

If you're reading this, then there's a good chance that you grew up making PlayStation memories. The problem with these, though, is that they can't easily be shared. Fortunately, Sony has teamed up with Studio Output and Found Studio to produce an animated video based upon Tweets posted by gamers all around the globe – including one...

News: This 20th Anniversary PlayStation Fashion Is Sure to Impress Your Friends

This 20th Anniversary PlayStation Fashion Is Sure to Impress Your Friends

Some of your friends, anyway

You may not know this, but Push Square won the incredibly prestigious 'Best Dressed Video Game Journalism Team Award' for 2014 (Note: award may not actually exist). Indeed, from Associate Editor Robert Ramsey's custom-fitted fedoras, to this reporter's trademark double denim, we are a remarkably fashion forward firm...

News: Watch PlayStation Titles Get Destroyed in the Awesome Games Done Quick Marathon

Watch PlayStation Titles Get Destroyed in the  Awesome Games Done Quick Marathon

Supersonic

It's the start of a fresh new year full of gaming, and to help kickstart it into turbo gear is the bi-annual Awesome Games Done Quick marathon. Running from the 5th to the 10th January on Twitch to support the Prevent Cancer Foundation, an army of titles will be blasted through at speeds that may make you cry. The lineup ranges from old...

News: Find Out How Naughty Dog Conquered PlayStation in Anniversary Documentary

Find Out How Naughty Dog Conquered PlayStation in Anniversary Documentary

Time traveller

If you've got a spare hour this Christmas, then make sure that you watch this documentary on Naughty Dog. Originally shown at the company's 30th Anniversary event, the developer has uploaded the fascinating video to YouTube just in time for the holidays, and it's an absolute must-watch for PlayStation fans – or anyone interested...

Review: Resident Evil: Director's Cut (PSone)

Resident Evil: Director's Cut (PSone)

Jill sandwich, please, petrified with mixed herbs

Republished on Friday, 5th December 2014: We're bringing this review back from the archives to celebrate the PSone's big 20th Anniversary this week. The original text follows. Originally published on Thursday, 31st October 2013: Spencer Mansion, set deep in Raccoon Forest, looming loftily in the...

Review: MediEvil (PSone)

MediEvil (PSone)

Dan, Dan, you’re decomposing, man

Republished on Thursday, 4th December 2014: We're bringing this review back from the archives to celebrate the PSone's big 20th Anniversary this week. The original text follows. Originally published on Saturday, 19th October 2013: It can be a tough life being a PSone retro game. After all, you were fresh and...

Review: WipEout (PSone)

WipEout (PSone)

FEISARis, not Surfaris

Republished on Thursday, 4th December 2014: We're bringing this review back from the archives to celebrate the PSone's big 20th Anniversary this week. The original text follows. Originally published on Saturday, 12th October 2013: When the magazine reviews of WipEout landed a month after its September 1995 release, Ultimate...