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Video: We Unboxed a Brand New PocketStation

We Unboxed a Brand New PocketStation

Because why not?

With our attempts at creating meaningful YouTube content either drawing indifference or ire, we figured that we'd do something really dumb today – like, unbox a brand new Sony PocketStation dumb. Your humble host snagged this on eBay a few years ago, and it's been sitting in its packet ever since. Why? Because… Well, that...

Talking Point: Is It Time for PSone Classics on PS4?

Is It Time for PSone Classics on PS4?

Old-school

This week saw the release of two PlayStation 2 titles on the PlayStation 4: The Warriors and Metal Slug Anthology. The two articles that we wrote confirming these releases went on to become among the most viewed on the website over the past seven days, proving that there's pent-up demand for these retro re-releases. But isn't it time...

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...

Site News: Push Square Readers Select the 64 Greatest PlayStation Games of All Time

Push Square Readers Select the 64 Greatest PlayStation Games of All Time

And it's a strong list

Several months of perfectly planned polls coordinated by Push Square reader themcnoisy have brought us to this point: the 64 greatest PlayStation games ever made – according to you, the readers. For those of you that haven't been keeping tabs on the enormous thread in our forum, members have been voting for their favourite...

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

Resident Evil: Director's Cut (PSone)

Jill sandwich, please, petrified with mixed herbs

Republished on Tuesday, 22nd March 2016: We're bringing this review back from the archives to celebrate Resident Evil's 20th anniversary. The original text follows. Originally published on Thursday, 31st October 2013: Spencer Mansion, set deep in Raccoon Forest, looming loftily in the Arklay...

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...

Push Scare: Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Is an Underrated Survival Horror Smash

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Is an Underrated Survival Horror Smash

Will you be my Valentine?

Republished on Saturday, 31st October 2015: We're bringing this article back from the archives to celebrate Hallowe'en today. The original text follows. Originally published on Wednesday, 29th October 2014: It goes without saying that in lists of top titles from the survival horror genre, a Resident Evil release is bound...

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 Saturday, 31st October 2015: 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...

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...

Review: Mickey's Wild Adventure (PSone)

Mickey's Wild Adventure (PSone)

Traveller's tenaciously timeless theatrical tales

Every gaming generation has a few genre styles that are dominant, and in the early 1990s scrolling shmups, brawlers, and cutesy mascot platformers were the most prevalent titles on a game shop's shelves. Julian 'Jaz' Rignall was prophetic in his editorial for the February 1991 issue five of Mean...

Soapbox: From Pretender to Major Player - Remembering PlayStation's Rise from the Frontlines

From Pretender to Major Player - Remembering PlayStation's Rise from the Frontlines

Former CVG editor Paul Davies shares his memories of Sony's 32-bit legend

As we all know, the PlayStation is 20 years old this week – at least in Europe. Rather than make this a study in retrospect of what truly happened from that glorious month of September 1995 onwards, I've been asked to plunder my own brain for thoughts on the impact made by...