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News: European PlayStation Store Doesn't Escape Without a Hitch This Week

European PlayStation Store Doesn't Escape Without a Hitch This Week

Oops, we did it again

It's been a rough old week for the PlayStation Network, with the North American PlayStation Store seeing its ordinary update delayed. However, while those of you in Europe may have been counting your lucky stars, not everything went according to plan. Indeed, those looking forward to dancing the night away with the PS Vita...

News: SEGA's Yakuza Series Started Life As a Gangster Inspired Gamble

SEGA's Yakuza Series Started Life As a Gangster Inspired Gamble

Rolling the dice

While it may not get localised with much regularity anymore, the Yakuza franchise is one of the bigger brands in Japan at the time of writing. However, it took a big risk on SEGA’s part to reap those long-term rewards, as the series initially started life as little more than a good intentioned gamble on the legendary publisher’s...

News: Yakuza Ishin Proves Pop Rock Was Popular in Feudal Japan

Yakuza Ishin Proves Pop Rock Was Popular in Feudal Japan

Clock strikes

When the cast of SEGA’s feudal spin-off Yakuza Ishin aren’t smoking pipes or staring forlornly at the sky, they enjoy nothing more than thumbing through their Feeder records and playing air guitar. This launch trailer for the PlayStation 4 iteration of the historical outing proves as much, as it shows the cast listening intently to...

News: You'll Probably Want to Import Yakuza Ishin After You See These PS4 Screenshots

You'll Probably Want to Import Yakuza Ishin After You See These PS4 Screenshots

Ishin we could play it

If there’s one game that's absolutely crying out for a Western release, it’s feudal spin-off title Yakuza Ishin. It certainly doesn’t help that SEGA remains as coy as a medieval warlord when it comes to details regarding such an announcement. But if the prospect of engaging in a bit of historically inaccurate crime...

News: This Custom Yakuza Ishin PS4 Is Slightly Better Than Its Metal Gear Solid Alternative

This Custom Yakuza Ishin PS4 Is Slightly Better Than Its Metal Gear Solid Alternative

Classy console

We’re divided over the Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes special edition PlayStation 4. While one half of Push Square towers reckons that its understated design makes it prime import fodder, the other half thinks that it all looks a touch cheap. Personally, this editor prefers Sony’s alternative Yakuza Ishin option. We should...

News: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f Struts Its Stuff Next Month on PS Vita

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f Struts Its Stuff Next Month on PS Vita

Sing when you're winning

Those with a penchant for long green locks and big bright eyes will be able to dance to the tune of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f on the PlayStation Vita next month, publisher SEGA has announced. The title – which is a portable version of last year’s PlayStation 3 release – will belt out a handful of synthesised hits on...

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

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: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f Tickles Your Vita's Ivories in March

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f Tickles Your Vita's Ivories in March

Key change

We were about to write something nice about the audio in this Hatsune Miku Project Diva f trailer, but we got put off by the Alvin and the Chipmunks-esque metalcore tune in the encore. Still, we’ll refrain from sarcastic commentary in the hope that we escape another barrage of obscenities on Twitter. You know who you are. The good...

Rumour: Sonic the Hedgehog Spin Dashes PlayStation 4 in 2015

Sonic the Hedgehog Spin Dashes PlayStation 4 in 2015

Bling ring

After a brief hiatus from PlayStation formats following an arguably ill-fated exclusivity window on Nintendo platforms, Sonic the Hedgehog looks set to sprint onto a PlayStation 4 near you in 2015. A sign supposedly on display at last week’s Nuremberg Toy Fair outlines a roadmap for SEGA’s speediest series, and suggests that an...

News: Spot the Difference in This Yakuza Ishin Comparison Video

Spot the Difference in This Yakuza Ishin Comparison Video

Two generations entwined

Whichever your preferred platform, a Western release of Yakuza Ishin is looking unlikely at this point in time. Nevertheless, with the franchise a niche favourite on these shores, we’re going to continue posting about it in the hope that SEGA sees sense and sends a localisation our way. This brand new video focuses on...

News: Puyo Puyo Tetris May Just Be the Coolest Crossover Ever

Puyo Puyo Tetris May Just Be the Coolest Crossover Ever

No, really

Forget about Ubisoft’s promise of a next-gen Tetris for the PlayStation 4, as there’s only one puzzler that you’re going to want to splash out on this year. Puyo Puyo Tetris promises a chaotic fusion of gaming’s greatest block busting brands, leaving you combining colours and scoring lines in a vibrant experience more hyperactive...

News: Desperate Shenmue Fans Beg Sony to Save Series on PS4

Desperate Shenmue Fans Beg Sony to Save Series on PS4

Master Chen would admire your fortitude

It’s becoming abundantly clear that if anyone is going to awaken Shenmue from its decade long slumber, it’s going to be Sony. Not only has the platform holder publicly acknowledged the fervent demand for the franchise in recent interviews, but PlayStation 4 architect Mark Cerny is actual

News: This Is One PS4 Box That You Probably Won't Be Seeing on Western Store Shelves

This Is One PS4 Box That You Probably Won't Be Seeing on Western Store Shelves

More's the pity

With the PlayStation 4’s launch in Japan now fast approaching, publishers are beginning to reveal the cover art for their release day wares. One such box that slipped through our news net late last year is this one for Yakuza Ishin, which bucks the series’ Eastern trend by adopting a full colour image. Pretty neat, huh? Despite...

News: There's Plenty of Sexy Side Content to Skewer in Yakuza Ishin

There's Plenty of Sexy Side Content to Skewer in Yakuza Ishin

A night on the town

The Yakuza franchise has always boasted a large number of quirky, often crazy side activities to keep you entertained when you're not busy beating thugs into bloody pulps, and thankfully, the series' latest samurai spin-off Yakuza Ishin is just as laden with opportunities to turn that gritty frown upside down. According to the...

News: Alien: Isolation Stalks PS4, PS3 Later This Year

Alien: Isolation Stalks PS4, PS3 Later This Year

Believe it or not

Are those the cogs of the press cycle being kicked back into gear, or are we being pursued by a great leathery Martian? We’re going to assume it’s the latter, as SEGA has decided to give the ol’ Ridley Scott thing another bash, confirming that Total War developer Creative Assembly is working on Alien: Isolation for the...