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Review: Tembo the Badass Elephant (PS4)

Tembo the Badass Elephant (PS4)

Peanut stutter

Tembo the Badass Elephant should have been ten tons of fun, but instead it's a steaming pile of missed opportunity. This is Pokémon developer Game Freak's first PlayStation release since surgeon simulation Click Medic deployed in Japan over 15 years ago, and so it carries the weight of industry intrigue for that reason alone. But...

Soapbox: Why I Love Shenmue

Why I Love Shenmue

Sammy Barker recalls his history with Yu Suzuki's hit series

I don't remember the day that the snow turned to rain, but I do remember when I first learned about Shenmue. I must have been no more than 11-years-old at the time, and I'd been bought a copy of EDGE magazine. It had one of those customary end-of-year features spotlighting all of the...

News: Sonic's New Awful Friend: Shia LaBeouf

Sonic's New Awful Friend: Shia LaBeouf

Aaron Webber antics, we presume

Ever since public relations guy Aaron Webber has returned to SEGA, Sonic the Hedgehog's social media accounts have played host to a selection of memes, self-aimed jokes, and, now, even a video of some of Shia LaBeouf's infamous motivation. Keep in mind that this was posted on the official Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube...

News: Tembo the Badass Elephant Locks Tusks with PS4 from 21st July

Tembo the Badass Elephant Locks Tusks with PS4 from 21st July

Mammoth adventure awaits

Tembo the Badass Elephant, the PlayStation 4 sidescroller from Pokémon developer Game Freak, will extend its trunk to the PlayStation Store from 21st July, publisher SEGA has announced. The game will retail for £9.99/$14.99, but will include a 10 per cent discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers from launch. While it may...

News: SEGA: We Want to Win Back Gamers' Trust

SEGA: We Want to Win Back Gamers' Trust

Quality over quantity

SEGA's reputation as a game publisher has been all but completely tarnished over the past ten or so years, thanks to a slew of lacklustre Sonic the Hedgehog sequels and an astoundingly poor job at importing Japanese hits to the Western market. The company seems to be trying to turn things around, though. In an interview with...

News: SEGA, Sony Knee Deep in Yakuza 5 Localisation for PS3

SEGA, Sony Knee Deep in Yakuza 5 Localisation for PS3

Punch out

Yakuza 5 is due out later this year for the PlayStation 3, a whopping three years after its release in Japan. And it looks like Third-Party Productions chief Gio Corsi is getting ready to kickstart the long overdue localisation's marketing campaign, as a new interview has been uploaded to the PlayStation Blog outlining a little more...

News: Yakuza 5 Busting Bad Guys on PS3 in Fall 2015

Yakuza 5 Busting Bad Guys on PS3 in Fall 2015

King Kazuma

Yakuza 5 is a massive game that's going to take time to translate, but Sony hasn't forgotten that it promised to bring the release overseas. While the PlayStation 3 may be starting to feel like old news these days, we're still looking forward to continuing Kazuma Kiryu's story – even if we will have to dust off the aging machine...

First Impressions: How Does Pokémon Maker Game Freak's PS4 Debut Fare?

How Does Pokémon  Maker Game Freak's PS4 Debut Fare?

We take Tembo the Badass Elephant for a ride

Side-scrollers are dime a dozen in this current digital age. The old-school genre may have fallen out of favour following the PSone's introduction of new-fangled polygons, but the vibrant indie development scene has ensured that 2D platformers are fashionable again – even if they tend to rival Early...

News: SEGA Classics to Receive Vinyl Soundtracks

SEGA Classics to Receive Vinyl Soundtracks

What year is it?

SEGA smashes Shenmue and Streets of Rage are set to receive special edition vinyl soundtracks this September – and just so you don't panic, you're definitely still reading this in 2015. London-based record label Data Discs will be handling the uber-limited LPs. We imagine that the firm's based in Shoreditch and only hires...

News: No, Shenmue III Ain't Looking for Sailors on PS4

No, Shenmue III Ain't Looking for Sailors on PS4

Don't you know fakes are way uncool?

Remember the day the snow turned to rain? Yeah, sounds like a tall tale to us – a bit like this supposed Shenmue leak. The rumour appears to stem from a Japanese site, but has been picked up by some regional variants of IGN – and now we're here to tell you why it's more rubbish than Disc Four of the...

News: SEGA's Not Even Bothering Having a Booth at E3 2015

SEGA's Not Even Bothering Having a Booth at E3 2015

Shen-boo

We all love PlayStation here at Push Square Towers, but we have a soft spot for SEGA's systems of old, too. Growing up in the UK, both the Master System and the Mega Drive were arguably more popular than their Nintendo rivals – and while we'll gleefully admit that the Saturn deserved to get trounced by the PSone, the Dreamcast certainly...

News: Could Creative Assembly Be Crafting Alien: Isolation 2 for PS4?

Could Creative Assembly Be Crafting Alien: Isolation 2 for PS4?

"Please, sir – can I have some Xenomorph?"

After that groan-inducing ending, Creative Assembly always seemed keen on giving us another dose of Alien: Isolation – and a selection of job postings on its website suggest that the release's titular Xenomorph could be coming back for more. One online multiplayer position in particular notes that the...

News: This Yakuza Zero Commercial Has Got It All and More

This Yakuza Zero Commercial Has Got It All and More

TGI Friday

Fledgling marketing managers take note: this is how you sell a video game. Yakuza Zero's overseas advertisement may only have 15 seconds to work with, but it crams bad fashion, brutal beat downs, and Super Hang-On all into its reduced running time. If this doesn't make you want to own Kazuma Kiryu's latest, you're not human.

News: Kamurocho's Calling in Yakuza Zero PS4 Demo Video

Kamurocho's Calling in Yakuza Zero PS4 Demo Video

Talk of the town

While we're still waiting patiently for Yakuza 5's launch here in the West, the lucky folks over in Japan are preparing themselves for the release of Yakuza Zero – an eighties themed prequel which aims to tell series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu's origin story. Due out on 12th March in the Land of the Rising Sun, publisher SEGA has...

News: Alien: Isolation Stalks BAFTA Games Awards Success

Alien: Isolation Stalks BAFTA Games Awards Success

Let 'er Ripley

Given that it was developed in the humble West Sussex town of Horsham, it's no surprise to see Alien: Isolation lead the charge at this year's BAFTA Games Awards. While the event always has a global presence, it tends to champion British titles above all else, and that's clear with the aforementioned survival horror scoring six...

Feature: What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Yakuza 4?

What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Yakuza 4?

We look back at this month's PlayStation Plus freebie

Every time that we mention Yakuza 4, or indeed, the Yakuza series as a whole, there's always at least one person who chirps in and says that they've never played it – and in the worst case scenarios, that they've never even heard of it. Well, it's time to educate yourself, because Yakuza 4 is...