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January2016

  • Store Update 19th January 2016 (Europe)

    #NoGames

    Holy heck! We're barely knee deep into the New Year and the European PlayStation Store is already exploding into life, with a whopping 17 new titles for you to choose from this time – none of which are Gone Home. The highlights, we suppose, include Resident Evil Zero and World of Tanks, but there's a little bit of something for everyone...

  • News Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Makes a Stink on PS Vita This Week

    Something new for my Vita!

    Delicious escapade Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, part of the amazingly old series dating back to 1997, has been set a release date for the PlayStation Vita on 19th January in Europe and North America. The game originally launched in 2014 on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, with this latest version being refurbished for...

  • News EDF! EDF! EDF! Save the Day on PS4, Vita Next Month

    More monsters, more fun

    B-movie bug busters Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair and Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space are looking to be released on 12th February in Europe. Earth Defence Force 2 will be hitting Vita consoles in Europe, which is considered a late release since it was distributed in North America...

  • News Rocketbirds 2: Evolution Hatches on PS4 and Vita

    Cluckin' awesome

    In a recent PlayStation Blog written by Sian Yue Tan, the creator of Rocketbirds, he mentioned that for the past four years his team have monitored what people liked and disliked about the original Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken game, and have configured it

  • UK Sales Charts Grand Theft Auto V Keeps Truckin'

    Rockstar's release up to second as Call of Duty tops

    Grand Theft Auto V is an unstoppable juggernaut. The game, which first launched over two years ago, has climbed to second in this week's UK sales charts, proving that there ain't any stopping Rockstar's train. Call of Duty: Black Ops III continued its dominance in first position, while FIFA 16,...

  • Push Rewind PS4 Firmware Updates, Our 2016 Predictions, and PS Vita Lives

    Slowly does it

    After an absolutely action packed start to 2016, things slowed down a little this week. Ubisoft put out some new footage of Tom Clancy's The Division, but other than that, it's been a particularly quiet one, with an uneventful PlayStation 4 firmware update being one of the few highlights. You won't hear us complaining, of course –...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 101

    It's cold

    Winter has arrived. No, really – the greenery of the UK has turned an icy shade of white, and we've reverted to performing star jumps in the Push Square office just to stay warm. It's been a bit of a quiet week here in the PlayStation Nation, but a deluge of new releases are about to deploy, so we may as well make the most of the down...

  • News Check Your E-Mails for Free PlayStation Plus Sub Extensions

    Sony makes up for PSN outage with compensation

    Sony said that it would be offering PlayStation Plus extensions in the wake of the recent PlayStation Network outage, and it's come good – in Europe at least. We just received an email from the manufacturer promising us an extra 24 hours of service. In order to unlock it,

  • Feature 25 Games That Prove PlayStation Vita Ain't Dead Yet

    Alive and kickin'

    Stop! Pack up that PlayStation Vita shaped coffin and plop your posterior on a pew: Sony's smallest system may not possess the unstoppable popularity of the PlayStation 4, but if going mainstream was really considered cool, then we'd all be rocking Bieber barnets and humming the chorus to Love Yourself. No one wants to do that, so...

  • News Great Looking RPG Grand Kingdom Is Marching West on PS4 and Vita

    Set to invade this summer

    Here's some nice news to start your afternoon off right: Grand Kingdom, a tactical, pretty looking role-playing game from Spike Chunsoft - the company behind the likes of Danganronpa - is heading to Europe and North America this summer. NIS America will act as the title's publisher. So, what's it all about? Featuring...

  • News Third-Parties Nudge Exclusives Out of USA's 2015 Best Sellers List

    Black Ops III the best-selling game of the year

    Not a single exclusive made the NPD's best-selling games of 2015 list, proving once again that third-parties rule supreme right now. Video game sales totalled $13.1 billion in the United States for the year overall, exactly the same as in 2014. This ultimately means that, while new-gen hardware is on...

  • News December 2015 NPD: Sony Thanks Fans for Putting PS4 on Top Again

    USA's preferred platform in 2015

    In what's becoming an all too familiar tale, the PlayStation 4 has topped the NPD hardware charts yet again. Sony's system was on top in the United States for the month of December, completing a clean sweep for the all-important Christmas period. This means that the Xbox One only managed to triumph over the Japanese...

  • News Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir's European Launch May Not Be Too Far Behind

    Phew

    When we think of Atlus, we think of some quality role-playing experiences. The publisher's pumped out the likes of Persona 4 Golden and Dragon's Crown over the last few years, and while we certainly can't fault the Japanese company's output, we're always finding ourselves lusting after better overseas management. You see, where many other...

  • News Dragon Quest Heroes II Mashes More Monsters Later This Year in Japan

    We could be heroes

    Dragon Quest Heroes II is back for more monster madness later this year, as a 27th May 2016 release date has been confirmed for Japan. This probably means that we'll be seeing it before the end of the year if the sequel does indeed make it overseas. The action role-playing game is charging onto PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and...

  • News New Samurai Warriors 4: Empires English PS4 Gameplay Slashes into View

    Strategically sliced

    Koei Tecmo's gone and revealed loads of new Samurai Warriors 4: Empires media, dishing out a bunch of fresh PlayStation 4 screenshots and two new gameplay trailers taken directly from the upcoming English release. Launching on the 11th March in Europe and the 15th March in North America, the game puts a strategic twist on the...

  • News 23 PS3 Classics Stream to UK PlayStation Now Service

    It's now or never

    Anyone still using PlayStation Now? We should probably do an article looking at the state of the service in 2016 – but enough content brainstorming, we're actually here to tell you that 23 new PlayStation 3 games have been added to the UK service. Sony's still playing catch-up to North America on these shores, but it's now...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Slips Following Decent Holiday Sales

    Sales, sales never change

    As expected, PlayStation 4 numbers have taken a tumble now that the holiday season is over, with sales falling back to a rather standard 36,559 units for last week. Still, we suppose it could be worse, as there's currently a real lack of new software releases in Japan. Speaking of which, it's nice to see Fallout 4...

  • News Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir Brings Beauty to North America this Summer on PS4, PS3, Vita

    Still waiting on a European date

    Incredible looking action role-playing game Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir finally has a confirmed North American release date, and even though we're still sitting here anxiously waiting to hear about Europe's fate, it's nice to know that we've got something to go on. Vanillaware's hectic hack and slasher will launch on...

  • News PS4 Essentials Go Cheap in NA PlayStation Store Sale

    How low can you go?

    Sony don't care that it's January and you're broke like a yo-yo without a piece of string – it's sale time in North America, and you're going to hand the organisation your one remaining thruppence. The platform holder's launched a new 'Essentials' sale which has seen the prices plunge on a slew of PlayStation 4 titles...

  • Store Update 12th January 2016 (North America)

    Banner update

    Big week on the North American PlayStation Store, as the likes of Gone Home and The Banner Saga drag the PlayStation 4 kicking and screaming into 2016. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India is also up for grabs this time, while the latest PlayStation 2 classic – Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits – stops by for some...

  • News The Witcher 3 Sweeps Game of the Year Awards on Official PlayStation Blog

    Geralt of here

    Geralt's at it again, adding yet more trophies to his now massive collection. The official PlayStation Blog's Game of the Year winners are in, and it's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that's walked away boasting several victories across multiple categories. The post reports that over 600,000 votes were counted, making it the biggest Game...

  • Store Update 12th January 2016 (Europe)

    Where's Gone Home?

    Seeing as Majesco's done a Jennifer Lawrence and decided to stop responding to our emails, we were looking forward to waking up, buying Gone Home, and bringing you a review later today. Unfortunately, SCEE's rained on our parade as the game won't be joining its North American counterpart in the PlayStation Store's abode today...

  • News Not a Hero Takes a Bullet to the Brain on Vita

    Portable version cancelled

    Terrific looking indie slide-'em-up shooter Not a Hero is coming to PlayStation 4 on the 2nd February - as we've literally just reported - but there's some sad news buried under the celebrations. Indeed, the Vita version of the game's been cancelled. The disappointing news comes from developer Roll7's official blog,...

  • News Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Packs Up Its Swimsuit Until 24th March

    Put on ice

    Koei Tecmo seemingly needs just a little more time to touch up Dead or Alive Xtreme 3's tan lines, as the summer holiday simulator has been delayed on the PlayStation 4 and Vita from 25th February to 24th March in Japan. Remember, there's no Western release date confirmed just yet as the publisher has stressed that it feels the game is...

  • UK Sales Charts Best Sellers, Best Sellers Never Change

    Zzz

    Nothing to see here, folks. The UK sales charts have barely changed for nearing a month now, and that remains true this week, with Call of Duty: Black Ops III on top yet again. FIFA 16 managed to bump Star Wars Battlefront down into third, while Grand Theft Auto V overtook Fallout 4 in fourth. The only real surprise this time is that Battlefield...

  • Push Rewind PSN Downtime, PlayStation VR Price Points, and Mass Effect Hints

    Back to work we go

    It's the first week back in the office, but it's been an absolutely huge few days here at Push Square Towers. In addition to the PlayStation Network going down, Oculus also revealed just how expensive virtual reality's going to be by pricing its Rift, while we also got some teases regarding Mass Effect: Andromeda. Reviews:...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 100

    Triple digits

    We've only gone and reached our 100th edition of WAYP – an occasion that would be worth marking if this author hadn't got in a muddle and assumed that this week's instalment was actually Issue 99. Whoops. Oh well, at least we've got a bumper article this week for you, with virtually every Push Square team member turning out in force...

  • News Whoops, Sony Made a Mistake with Your January PS Plus Games

    War does change

    We sincerely hope that you weren't super excited to play the blockbuster that is Legends of War: Patton's Campaign on your PlayStation Vita this month, as Sony has stated that its inclusion in January's PlayStation Plus game selection was a mistake. Damn and blast, etc. Thankfully, all hope is not lost, as the company has revealed...

  • News PS4 Sells Over 1 Million Units in Japan in 2015

    Could be worse

    Okay, okay, we get that the Japanese console market is in decline - we just posted a story about it, in fact - but Sony will at least feel that something positive has been achieved with the PlayStation 4 in 2015. The company's newest system sold 1.2 million units in Japan last year according to Famitsu's annual hardware and software...

  • News Japan's Console Market Wasn't Too Hot in 2015

    Lowest figures in 26 years

    We all know at this point that Japan's console market has shrunk. We could go on and on about the factors that have lead to such a decline, but let's just cut straight to the chase: 2015 saw the market hit a 26 year low. What this means is that the overall value of the market continued to fall, with it being worth ¥321...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 and Vita Continue Strong Seasonal Performance

    Brothers in arms

    The latest sales charts from the East are in, confirming that the last seven days have once again been pretty darn solid for the Japanese market. As expected of the season, hardware figures continued to enjoy a healthy boost, as PlayStation 4 sales increased to 65,427 units, while Vita managed a very respectable 63,811 units...

  • Store Update 5th January 2016 (Europe)

    Back in business

    It's the first European PlayStation Store update of the year, which means that we're nervously eyeing the date in the headline to ensure that we don't write '2015'. To be fair, it's a decent refresh, too, with Hardware: Rivals and Amplitude all on the docket. What will you be celebrating the onset of the new year with? PS4 Games:...

  • News Sony Pledges Free PlayStation Plus Extensions After PSN Outage

    Reimbursements on the way

    If you'd have asked us to evaluate the state of the PlayStation Network this time last week, we'd have told you that it's improved significantly. Seriously, the service barely went down in 2015, and it was rock solid over Christmas. But the Sony rollercoaster never runs out of corkscrews, and, just as everyone was...

  • News PSN Down Just Days into 2016

    That was fast

    Oh dear, and there we were praising the PlayStation Network for its stability over the holidays. Sony's online service is currently down for us here in the UK, and we're now getting reports that it's offline for many of you Americans, too. Follow us on Twitter for PSN updates At the time of writing, we can't even sign in, and Sony...

  • UK Sales Charts Ain't No Beating Call of Duty: Black Ops III

    Back in black

    Call of Duty has become such a strange series. Much like FIFA, it feels like – review time aside – the franchise barely gets any coverage on mainstream websites, and yet year after year it dominates the sales charts. Perhaps it spotlights the contrast between so-called "hardcore gamers" and more casual players – but whatever...

  • Round Up All Our Game of the Year Coverage in One Place

    That's a wrap

    Game of the Year is finished for another year – and this time we were organised, ahead of schedule, and not too stressed. For this author in particular, putting together our end of year lists is always a highlight, as it provides a great way to bring the team together and collaborate on a series of seasonal articles. But because...

  • Game of the Year Marcello's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Blood bold

    Every year the Push Square Team gets together to vote for the site's PlayStation Game of the Year. While we usually keep these polls secret, we're putting the spotlight on some of our authors this holiday so that they can highlight some of their personal favourites from 2015. Today it's the turn of Marcello Apostolico, and his somewhat...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 99

    Happy New Year

    It may be a new year, but the same old WAYP you know and love is back for another 12 month run. With this week's edition, feel free to share some of your gaming resolutions alongside your immediate itinerary – we'd love to know what you're planning to achieve on PlayStation in 2016. Sammy Barker, Editor: I'm still playing Fallout...

  • Game of the Year What's Your Favourite PlayStation Game of 2015?

    Over to you

    Right, let's put a recycled bow around our Game of the Year coverage with one last article, asking: what was your favourite PlayStation game of 2015? You've read our picks, so now it's time to have your say – and yes, we're well aware that our forum users selected The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but please let us pad out another day of...

  • Game of the Year Matt's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Wasteland wanderer

    Every year the Push Square Team gets together to vote for the site's PlayStation Game of the Year. While we usually keep these polls secret, we're putting the spotlight on some of our authors this holiday so that they can highlight some of their personal favourites from 2015. Today it's the turn of Matt Adcock, as he travels to...

  • Video The 10 Best PlayStation Games of 2015

    Final countdown

    Blimey oh riley, 2016's all up in my face and that bottle of bourbon's making it difficult to stomach. But before this intoxicated video editor chunders all over a blank page, perhaps you'd enjoy our pre-recorded video spotlighting the top ten PlayStation titles from the past 12 months. There's some good stuff in here, like...

  • Game of the Year Robert's Personal PlayStation Picks

    #4TheRolePlayers

    Every year the Push Square Team gets together to vote for the site's PlayStation Game of the Year. While we usually keep these polls secret, we're putting the spotlight on some of our authors this holiday so that they can highlight some of their personal favourites from 2015. Today we'll be delving into the role-playing addled...

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