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November2015

  • News Give Thanks for North American Black Friday PlayStation Store Flash Sale

    The Witcher! The Order! The Arkham Knight!

    We all knew that it was coming – and it's arrived. Sony's rolled out an absolute slew of offers on the North American PlayStation Store, with its festive Flash Sale set to run right through the Black Friday

  • News Your PlayStation Plus Sub Was Worth Over $1,100 This Year

    Play more, pay less

    We've crunched the numbers, and your PlayStation Plus subscription was worth $1,101.78 in North America and £828.78 in the UK this year. Subscribers to the premium platform snagged 72 games across the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita – and that's not including bonuses such as DriveClub: PS Plus Edition. We probably...

  • Feature Did PlayStation Plus Represent Value for Money in 2015?

    Plus what?

    It's been a funny old year for PlayStation Plus, hasn't it? With the PlayStation 4's commercial success – and its dependence on the subscription service – we'd imagine that membership metrics are at an all-time high. And yet following that influx of users, the premium platform has developed a real perception problem – particularly...

  • Guide UK Black Friday 2015 Deals - Every PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita Sale

    Lightning deals for limeys

    So, here's the deal: our Black Friday 2015 guide got so big that we, er, exceeded the character limit imposed by our system. This is a blessing in disguise, though, because we've decided to break the UK's various PlayStation doorbusters away from the American ones. Seeing as the sales are so much better across the...

  • Guide USA Black Friday 2015 Deals - Every PS4, PS3 and PlayStation Vita Sale

    All of the best lightning deals and doorbusters

    The biggest day in the shopping calendar always brings bonkers gaming bundurus, and we're here yet again for Black Friday 2015 to guide you through all of the best PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita deals in the United States and the UK. If you're in the market for hardware, software, or even...

  • News December's Free PlayStation Plus Games Have Been Revealed

    Merry Christmas?

    Sony's gone ahead and announced next month's PlayStation Plus lineup – and we're hoping that, in the spirit of the season, people won't be kicking off over December's offerings. On PlayStation 4, you're getting King's Quest - Chapter I: A Knight to Remember and Gauntlet: Slayer Edition, while Vita enthusiasts will nab Freedom...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Star Wars Battlefront Explodes onto the Scene and Boosts PS4

    The force is strong, etc.

    The PlayStation 4 is finally holding steady in Japan, with last week's sales hitting a total of 29,052 units. It was helped, of course, by a very successful Star Wars Battlefront launch, which saw the blockbuster release sell through 123,908 copies - more than enough to put it at the top of the software charts...

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    Review Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires

    A real strata-gem

    Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires is the first Empires spin-off game to make it West on the Vita, and it's actually a bit of a revelation. The Empires formula fits so well on Sony's handheld that we'd go as far as to recommend this version over its home console counterpart – even if the graphics have been toned down considerably in...

  • Store Update 24th November 2015 (North America)

    Beyond!

    We're working on Grace Chen Time this week, so apologies for the North American PlayStation Store update going live about… Well, 12 hours late. It's not the biggest update ever this time, but there are a few things worth looking forward to: Beyond: Two Souls, Bloodborne: The Old Hunters, and the Rainbow Six Siege open beta. Good...

  • Store Update 24th November 2015 (Europe)

    Job lot

    The big games like Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Star Wars Battlefront are out, but the PlayStation Store ain't taking a break to breathe yet. This week sees the arrival of Bloodborne: The Old Hunters – the hotly anticipated DLC for From Software's brilliantly PlayStation 4 exclusive. Elsewhere, there's also Beyond: Two Souls and Primal...

  • UK Sales Charts Star Wars Battlefront Feels the Force on PS4

    Sony SKU outsells other systems combined

    Star Wars Battlefront has become the fastest selling Star Wars title of all time in the UK, beating previous record holder The Force Unleashed by 117 per cent. The game sold almost 60 per cent of its copies on the PlayStation 4, meaning that Sony's system beat the Xbox One and PC's combined tally by some...

  • Push Rewind PS2 Games on PS4, Sony's 2016 Lineup, and Star Wars Battlefront

    Old-school

    This was shaping up to be a quiet week until Sony decided to reveal that PlayStation 2 games are coming to the PlayStation 4. It's been a bit crazy since then, with Star Wars Battlefront being the title that's been taking up the bulk of our attention. Fortunately, we padded out the start of the week by looking at next year's lineup –...

  • Site News Vote for Your Push Square Forums Game of the Year

    Top picks

    We'll have lots of Game of the Year coverage from the team next month, but if you can't wait that long, the community on the Push Square forums have set up their own independent poll. Orchestrated by member TheMcNoisy, the voting will run in this thread from now through until 12:00AM GMT on 5th December. You'll

  • News Read Only Memories Is a Neo-Adventure Game for PS4, Vita

    Snatcher it up

    We'll be brutally honest: there are so many indie releases on the PlayStation 4 and Vita these days that we struggle to cover them all. One title that's stood out this week, though, is Read Only Memories – a modern take on the adventure game set in a cyberpunk world known as Neo-San Francisco. The title's Snatcher-esque art style...

  • News Which December PlayStation Plus Games Do You Desire?

    Instant Game Collection anticipation

    Time flies when you're having fun, doesn't it? It doesn't feel like that long since we all bemoaned November's big PlayStation Plus update, but we're expecting Sony to announce December's offering next week, with a release likely to follow on 1st December. The question is: what kind of content do you want?...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 94

    Winter is coming

    The celebrations of last week are long over, which means that it's back to your regularly scheduled WAYP this wintery weekend. Apart from Just Cause 3 and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, all of the big Christmas blockbusters are out now – but which ones will be holding the attention of our team over the holidays? Judging by some...

  • News Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Digivolves with a Confirmed European Release Date

    The day of digidestiny

    As expected, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is hitting the European market around the same time that it launches in North America. The PlayStation 4 and Vita title opens the gates to the digital world on the 5th Februrary, which, when you think about it, isn't too far away. The monster-'em-up will be releasing a few days...

  • News Naughty Dog: Uncharted: Golden Abyss PS4 Not Out of the Question

    Buried treasure

    Uncharted: Golden Abyss, the not-bad black sheep in the exclusive series, could yet come to the PlayStation 4. In an interview with Australian website Finder.com, community strategist Arne Meyer explained that a port of the Vita launch title is "not out of the question" – but ultimately it's not up to Naughty Dog whether it...

  • Live Watch New Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth PS4 Gameplay Right Here

    Do some sleuthing of your own

    Watching some new Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth gameplay isn't a bad way to spend your Thursday evening - especially since the game is looking pretty great. Bandai Namco will be livestreaming the title from 6:00PM GMT, so be sure to tune in if you're ready for some escapades in the digital world. Is this one on your 2016...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 and Black Ops III Reign Supreme

    PS4 crosses two million milestone

    Call of Duty: Black Ops III enjoyed its second week at the top of the Japanese software charts according to the latest Media Create numbers. Proving that the shooter really does have worldwide appeal, the blast-'em-up sold through 43,629 copies in the last seven days, boosting total sales to a relatively...

  • News Prepare to Die with Fresh European PS4 Deals

    Soul searcher

    If you're not exactly feeling the festive cheer yet, then perhaps you may enjoy indulging your masochistic side with Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, which has been discounted this week on the European PlayStation Store. The punishing but popular game will be available for £19.99 until 25th November, which is cheaper than on...

  • Store Update 17th November 2015 (North America)

    Feel the force

    It's a big week on the North American PlayStation Store, with Star Wars leading the charge. Battlefront should need no introduction, but it's worth pointing out that SNES smash Super Star Wars is also out in the US today. And if you're not into George Lucas' sci-fi series, then perhaps Deadpool or Game of Thrones: Episode 6 will...

  • Store Update 17th November 2015 (Europe)

    C3P-Go

    Three consecutively enormous weeks on the PlayStation Store conclude with the latest European PlayStation Store update, as Star Wars Battlefront becomes the last big game to hit the PlayStation 4 before Just Cause 3 next month. Deadpool and The Crew: Wild Run are also out this time, with various bits of DLC for

  • News SNES Classic Super Star Wars Charges Its Lightsaber on PS4, Vita

    Buy it, you must

    Star Wars Battlefront may not be the best sci-fi spin-off in town this week. Sony has confirmed on the PlayStation Blog that SNES classic Super Star Wars will be releasing on the PlayStation 4 and Vita on 17th November – in North America at least. There's no word on how much it'll cost, but

  • UK Sales Charts Fallout 4 Goes Nuclear on PS4

    Bombs dropped

    As expected, Fallout 4 absolutely scorched the UK sales charts this week, entering in first position and securing the third biggest launch of the year so far. The game – which sold over half of its copies on the PlayStation 4 despite an Xbox One marketing deal – bettered its predecessor Fallout: New Vegas' first week numbers by...

  • Push Rewind Fallout 4, Fallout 4, and More Fallout 4

    Apologies if you feel that the content mix hasn't been quite right on Push Square this week, but Fallout 4 really has been the biggest game to hit the PlayStation 4 since… Well, Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The point is that we loved the game and knew that a ton of you would be playing it, so we wanted to bring you as much coverage as possible...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 93

    Feeling the fallout

    A bunch of the Push Square team will be celebrating Nintendo Life's tenth anniversary this weekend, so it's a short and sweet WAYP from us. That's okay, though, because you've got acres of comments space to flesh out this article with your own gaming itinerary. Get to it. Jamie O'Neill, Reviewer: I'm revisiting Super Star Wars...

  • News October 2015 NPD: PS4's Halo Slips as System Slumps to Second Defeat of the Year

    Bruised but not broken

    Sony couldn't muster a sixth successive NPD victory in October 2015, as the Xbox One and Halo 5 managed to overcome the PlayStation 4's price drop. In truth, it looks like it was a pretty middling month for home consoles in the United States, with sales barely increasing year-over-year. However, it's worth remembering that...

  • News Is This the Most Glorious PS Vita Design Yet?

    Cor, slimey

    One story that's gone under the radar a little bit is the success of Minecraft: PS Vita Edition in Japan. The game's barely left the Media Create charts since its launch, and has sold almost 400k copies on the handheld in Sony's home nation. There's a market for "building" games in the East, then – and the upcoming Dragon Quest...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Gets a Boost as Black Ops 3 Blasts to the Top

    Explosive

    Most Western titles barely manage to register in the Japanese software charts, but that hasn't been the case for Call of Duty in quite some time. The latest blockbuster in Activision's colossal first-person franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, entered the charts in first place, selling through an impressive 143,817 copies on...

  • News Fallout 4 Looks and Plays Fantastic on the Vita

    Rad

    It's been a while since we've written anything about Remote Play, but this deserves its own story: Fallout 4 looks and plays wonderfully on the handheld format. Earlier in the year, Josh Hamrick tweeted that he was working around the clock to make the functionality dazzle in Bethesda's gigantic role-playing release – and the embedded video...

  • Store Update 10th November 2015 (North America)

    Vault of class

    Sony's opened the vault on this week's North American PlayStation Store update, and there's a Fallout 4 shaped treasure inside. It's not the only highlight this week, of course, as Superbeat Xonic and Spelunker World are also vying for your attention. What are you buyin', wasteland wanderer? PS4 Games: Arcade Archives Super Dodge...

  • Video Top 4 PlayStation Games - October 2015

    Nate a minute

    We normally let Ben Potter write the captions for his videos, but seeing as no one's seen him since this clip was submitted, someone else has had to step in. To be honest, what with all of the bombs and gun fire audible in the above watch box, we're starting to get a bit worried. Potter, message us if you're reading this, yeah?

  • Store Update 10th November 2015 (Europe)

    Waster land

    We don't really need to tell you what's new on the European PlayStation Store this week, do we? Okay, maybe we do: Fallout 4. But while Bethesda's colossal role-playing release will certainly be catching the most attention, it's worth pointing out that there are other games – like Sword Art Online: Lost Song, for starters – available...

  • Out This Week Fallout 4, Superbeat Xonic, Spelunker World

    Commonwealth games

    There's a gaping Lara Croft shaped hole in the PlayStation 4's lineup this week – but don't worry too much, as Fallout 4 is here to keep you occupied. While we're in the thick of the holiday release season, there's actually not a whole lot launching this time – we can only imagine that publishers wanted to get out of the way...

  • Push Rewind Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Need for Speed, Just Cause 3

    Better late than never

    Your host feels like Bart in the opening credits of The Simpons: we will not miss another edition of Push Rewind. We will not miss another edition of Push Rewind. The Internet in Push Square Towers went down on Sunday, so we didn't get the opportunity to put this together then. Fortunately, this author's found a spare 15...

  • UK Sales Charts Call of Duty: Black Ops III Sells Best on PS4

    Need for Speed pulls ahead on Sony's system, too

    Sony's marketing partnership with Activision appears to have done the trick, as Call of Duty: Black Ops III sold best on the PlayStation 4 in the UK. A whopping 48 per cent of shoppers picked up the first-person shooter on the Japanese giant's flagship format. In comparison, 43 per cent got it on the...

  • News PlayStation's Indie Evangelist to Exit Organisation

    Shahid Ahmad leaving after ten years

    Shahid Ahmad has become one of the faces of PlayStation over the past few years – but after a decade working at the company, he's set to embark on a new adventure. The industry veteran served as one of the key figures in SCEE's Strategic Content division, securing titles such as Super Crate Box all the way...

  • Round Up Push Square's October 2015 Reviews

    Not so spooky

    October was one heck of a busy month for us here at Push Square. We reviewed an absolutely massive 44 titles across 31 days – which is surely some sort of record. There were big scores aplenty, as well as some big releases - but it wouldn't have been the year's spookiest month without some real horrors to go along with the good...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 92

    Back to black

    We're right in the thick of the busy Christmas releases period now, with Call of Duty: Black Ops III no doubt consuming plenty of attention this weekend – and Fallout 4 now mere days away. As always, we've invited a gaggle of enthusiastic staffers to share their weekend gaming plans – but we want to know what you're up to, too...

  • Game of the Month Top 4 PlayStation Games of October 2015

    Heroes, sinners, nutters, and hunters

    October was a pretty good month for high scoring titles, which made our internal Game of the Month poll a tough one to call. As always, five titles are nominated for our prestigious monthly award, but only four make it into these articles – and from those four, only one can be crowned our Game of the Month...

  • Accessory Review PS Vita Cases Don't Come Much Slicker Than This

    Never go out of style

    Sony may not be sure whether it's done with the PlayStation Vita, but we're certainly not finished with the format. The handheld may not have set the sales charts alight, but it's host to dozens of amazing games – many of which, like Persona 4 Golden, remain shamefully nestled in this author

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Seems to Have Found a Bit of Stability at the Top

    And we're not talking firmware

    Yes, the PlayStation 4's numbers have dropped, but not by much. Sony's latest console shifted 22,104 units last week, which is down just 800 from prior figures - not a bad result considering that the machine's been steadily slipping back to its pre-price cut sales until now. The Japanese company will probably be...

  • News PlayStation Plus Subscribers Score Sweet EU PS4 Savings

    Cash back

    This month's PlayStation Plus lineup isn't looking all that tasty, but the latest wave of European PlayStation Store sales should have you salivating in no time. On the cut-price menu this month are a slew of PlayStation 4 double discounts, which will see you pocketing savings of up to 70 per cent on mouth-watering titles like Saints Row...

  • Store Update 3rd November 2015 (North America)

    Feeling the need for speed

    As was the case in Europe, it's a big week for the PlayStation Store over the pond. Call of Duty: Black Ops III is, of course, the headline attraction – but Need for Speed will be hooning for your attention, too. One other thing worthy of note is the Indivisible prototype beta – this is the latest titl

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    Review Superbeat: Xonic

    Gotta go fast

    Those familiar with the DJ Max series back in the PlayStation Portable era will immediately recognise this rhythm game. Superbeat: Xonic is the newest addition to the rhythm game genre by developer Nurijoy. Rhythm games are no stranger to the PlayStation Vita, so how does this one fare? As with most music games, buttons get mapped to...

  • Store Update 3rd November 2015 (Europe)

    Back in black

    It's a huge week on the European PlayStation Store, with Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Need for Speed leading the charge. Other highlights include Persona 4: Dancing All Night and Dragon Fin Soup – the latter of which will be free for PlayStation Plus users thro

  • News Your PlayStation Plus Freebies for November Are Out Now

    Bandwidth busters

    It may not be the greatest lineup in PlayStation Plus history, but if you're looking for something new to play, then November's free titles are available in Europe right now. Those of you in North America will have to wait a little while longer for SCEA to catch up, but we expect the Instant Game Collection to update later today...

  • UK Sales Charts Assassin's Creed Syndicate Loses Its Halo

    While Black Ops III waits in the wings

    It would have been an absolute catastrophe if Halo 5: Guardians failed to top the sales charts, but it did – outselling the launch numbers of Assassin's Creed Syndicate by 50 per cent. Of course, it's worth noting that Ubisoft's open world romp through London was the poorest performing entry in the property...

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