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  • News First Two Zero Escape Titles Are Playing a Game on PS4, Vita Next Year

    Doesn't include the third, though

    Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward are being combined into a double pack dubbed Zero Escape: Nonary Games, publisher Aksys Games has announced, and it'll launch on both PlayStation 4 and Vita next year. The former is heading to PlayStation platforms for the...

  • UK Sales Charts Titanfall 2 Fails to Make an Impact on PS4

    FPS flops

    Despite being billed as one of the best shooter campaigns in years, Titanfall 2 has struggled to make an impact on the UK sales charts – even with the franchise making its PlayStation 4 debut. Early estimates show that the title struggled to sell half of what the original managed on the Xbox One alone, though the tracking period does...

  • Push Rewind PlayStation Plus, Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2, Skyrim

    A wonderful weeb

    The news has definitely dried up lately as new releases take centre stage, but a hack on No Man's Sky developer Hello Games' servers certainly made for some entertaining stories this week. Elsewhere, we've mostly just been reviewing everything that's coming out – we're thick in the busy Christmas period right now, folks...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 141

    Time for change

    The clocks are changing here in the UK, which means that life's about to get approximately 3.23 per cent more depressing starting Saturday evening. It's a good thing that there's PlayStation to keep us pre-occupied from the miserable mire that this existence involves, eh? Sammy Barker, Editor: I've been yanked back into the real...

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    Review Yomawari: Night Alone

    Horror never looked so cute

    Yomawari: Night Alone tells the haunting tale of a girl, seemingly alone, trying to find her sister and lost dog Poro in her small town. As our heroine's adventure beginss, it's clear from the offset that the town is haunted, and she must go on her quest without being caught by the many ghosts that roam the streets...

  • News November's Free PlayStation Plus Games include Everybody's Gone to the Rapture on PS4

    The Deadly Tower of Monsters! DiRT 3! Costume Quest 2!

    Critically acclaimed walking simulator Everybody's Gone to the Rapture will headline November's PlayStation Plus update, whisking members away to the idyllic Shropshire countryside. It'll be accompanied by stylish isometric shooter The Deadly Tower of Monsters on the PlayStation 4. Meanwhile,...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Battlefield 1 Blasts into First Place on PS4

    Sony's console still on top

    Battlefield 1's debut is the big talking point of the latest Japanese sales charts, with EA's World War shooter claiming the top spot of the software list. The historical foray sold through a relatively impressive 113,081 copies on PlayStation 4. Aside from NBA 2K17 entering in sixth, though, it's been another quiet...

  • Store Update 25th October 2016 (North America)

    What are you Tethered to?

    It's nice to see Sony keeping the PlayStation Store well stocked with PlayStation VR content now that the headset's out. This week sees the arrival of two new titles: Tethered and Windlands – both of which are pretty good. Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter is finally out in the US this time, too. PS4 Games: Buck...

  • News PSN Down as Engineers Work to Resolve Issues

    Offline and out

    We thought that Sony was on top of these PlayStation Network outages, but a major DDoS attack seems to have unsettled the firm's good run of form. The service is down again this morning, with the platform holder reporting that engineers are on the case as we type. Offline time has been kept to a minimum of late, so there's a good...

  • Store Update 25th October 2016 (Europe)

    All the fun of the fair

    These PlayStation Store updates get more ridiculous by the week. There are no less than 37 new PlayStation 4 games launching as part of today's European restock, though there are some bundles and duplicates padding that number out a touch. Still… What?! These are crazy times, readers. PS4 Games: Farming Simulator 17 –...

  • UK Sales Charts Battlefield 1 Beats Out Combined Week One Sales of Predecessors

    Battlefield won

    Battlefield 1 launched strongly in the UK, outselling the combined week one tally of both Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline. While this is impressive, it's perhaps worth remembering that Battlefield 4's sales got off to a slightly slower start than usual due to it launching prior to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One...

  • Push Rewind Red Dead Redemption 2, Battlefield 1, Nintendo Switch

    The ol' West

    Red Dead Redemption 2 dominated the headlines on Push Square this week – though there was a bigger industry-wide story in the form of the upcoming Nintendo Switch. Other headlines included the completion of The Last Guardian – at long last! Reviews: Battlefield 1 - 8/10 While you probably know whether you'll enjoy B

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 140

    Cobbled together

    The weekend has arrived, which means that it's time for your weekly dose of WAYP. With the holiday season in full swing, much of our team are too busy beavering away on reviews to bring you witty asides, but we're sure that you'll make up for their absence in the comments section. Jacob Hull, Reviewer: This one snuck up on me a...

  • Talking Point What November 2016 PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    Take your pick

    We're not quite sure how it's happened, but apparently it's already approaching November. That means, the depressingly dark nights and cold weather are drawing ever-near here at Push Square Towers – but there's salvation in the form of the impending PlayStation Plus update. So, after the excellent October update which included...

  • News Another Friday, Another Case of PSN Being Down

    What, again?

    Eh? Is this a regular occurrence now or something? The PlayStation Network is once again having issues on a Friday, although they don't seem to be impacting everyone. We're online just fine here at Push Square, but we're seeing reports of service outages all over the web - and Sony has even acknowledged the problem on social media...

  • News Berserk and the Band of the Hawk Gets Down and Dirty in Vita Gameplay

    Puck-sized slasher

    As is the case with most of Koei Tecmo's output these days, Berserk and the Band of the Hawk will be arriving on both PlayStation 4 and Vita here in the West when it launches early next year. But even though we've already been buried by loads of current-gen gameplay, we're yet to really see any handheld footage. Fortunately for...

  • Video What Does the Nintendo Switch Mean for PlayStation?

    Changing things up

    Is the Nintendo Switch going to go up against the PlayStation 4, or is it attempting to carve out a niche all for itself? Does this really spell the end for the Vita – and potentially Sony's time in the handheld space? And are there any similarities between the House of Mario's new machine and the PlayStation maker's past...

  • Reaction Nintendo Switch Knocks the Final Nail in PS Vita's Coffin

    Game over

    The PlayStation Vita was already on its last legs, but Nintendo just delivered a swift upper-cut to its bloodied jaw. The legendary manufacturer's new Switch hybrid – great name, but it's going to take some getting used to – feels like the final form of a concept that both it and Sony have been exploring for years; the latter has let...

  • Podcast Episode 16 - PlayStation VR Review

    And Mafia III gets patted down

    So, PlayStation VR is now out in the wild, and Potter's finally got his hands on a unit, so we cut to the chase this episode and knuckle down to discuss – well, attempt to – just how the headset stacks up. We also ask the important questions: should you buy one and if you do, what games are worth your time? The...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Tomb Raider Leaps into the Top 5 as PS4 Stays Strong

    Only one VR title makes it into top 20

    Rise of the Tomb Raider jumped straight into the top five of the latest Japanese software charts on PlayStation 4, selling through 21,152 copies in second place. Not a huge amount, but it's really the only new PlayStation entry worth talking about. Well, aside from PlayStation VR Worlds, which sold through...

  • News Halloween PlayStation Store Sale Is More Treat than Trick on PS4, PS3, Vita

    Bloodborne, Fallout 4, Until Dawn, and more

    Halloween's just around the corner, so it's no surprise that Sony's unveiled this year's spooky PlayStation Store sale. A ton of games across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita have all had their prices slashed. The seasonal sale will last until the 2nd November, so you've got a decent amount of time...

  • Store Update 18th October 2016 (North America)

    Batman-field

    All the Bs are bringing the boys and girls to the North American PlayStation Store this week, as Battlefield 1 and Batman: Return to Arkham headline the latest update. The LEGO Harry Potter Collection is also out this time, alongside PlayStation VR title, the SportsBarVR. PS4 Games: BATMAN: RETURN TO ARKHAM $49.99 Battlefield...

  • Store Update 18th October 2016 (Europe)

    Bat and battlefield

    There are no prizes for guessing the highlight on the European PlayStation Store this week – and, no, it's not Batman: Return to Arkham. (Yes, that's actually out today!) No, top billing this time goes to Battlefield 1. Are you planning to pick up the World War I shooter? PS4 Games: World of Final Fantasy Dungeon Demo (Not in...

  • News Berserk and the Band of the Hawk's Opening Movie Is Full of Blood and Guts

    As you'd expect

    Publisher Koei Tecmo has slapped Berserk and the Band of the Hawk's opening movie up on YouTube, and it's a pretty good watch. Clocking in at almost two minutes, we suppose that it's a decent little introduction to the world of Berserk and its dark fantasy tone. Plus, that bit where Guts chucks his sword straight into Zodd's face?...

  • News World of Final Fantasy Demo Is Out Now on PS4, Vita

    What a world

    Want an early look at World of Final Fantasy? If so, you'd do well to hop onto the PlayStation Store right now and seek out the game's newly released demo. On PlayStation 4, the download weighs in at 1.3GB, while on Vita, it's just 565MB. By completing it, you'll unlock a special monster that can be yours to capture in the finished...

  • UK Sales Charts PlayStation VR Titles Attack Top 40

    FIFA 17 still top of the league, though

    A whopping eight PlayStation VR games entered the UK sales charts this week, with PlayStation VR Worlds placing the highest in seventh position. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood finished ninth, while RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, EVE: Valkyrie, and DriveClub VR finished in 12th, 20th, and 23rd place respectively...

  • Push Rewind Red Dead Redemption 2, PlayStation VR, Tomb Raider

    And exhale

    As the sun sets on another week, we can rest easy knowing that we brought you a dizzying number of reviews and features. Also, if you're not currently subscribed, do make sure that you visit our YouTube channel, which is being updated daily. Reviews: Mafia III - 6/10 It was a risky gamble to tackle such an incendiary era of US...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 139

    VR you ready?

    The majority of Push Square Towers will be avoiding the real-world this weekend, as we strap ourselves into Sony's virtual reality world via PlayStation VR. With such a gigantic launch offering, there are tons of titles for us to work our way through, so it's goodbye sunlight from us. Sammy Barker, Editor: I'm playing Ace Banana...

  • News 7 Minutes of Berserk Gameplay Slices Up a Storm on PS4

    Keep on carving

    The Japanese PlayStation Blog has released around seven minutes of gameplay footage from Berserk and the Band of the Hawk, which launches in the Land of the Rising Sun later this month. Featuring a Golden Age Guts, the video goes over all of his available actions, including charged combos, timely parries, and special attacks. All...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Enjoys Another Week at the Top

    Holding steady

    Unless you really like Monster Hunter spin-offs, there's not really much to talk about when it comes to the latest Japanese sales charts. Capcom's new Nintendo 3DS title unsurprisingly topped the software list, while the only fresh PlayStation release to make the top 20 was BlazBlue: Central Fiction. The stylish fighting game sequel...

  • Store Update 11th October 2016 (Europe)

    The biggest ever?

    This must be some kind of record! Sony's dropped the European PlayStation Store update, and between PlayStation VR and a slew of holiday heavy hitters, this has to be the largest refresh ever. This author's been writing about PlayStation for eons now, but can't ever remember this many titles dropping in the same week. PS4 Games:...

  • UK Sales Charts Mafia III Crushes Predecessor's Sales Record Like Candy

    An offer you couldn't refuse

    Perhaps the Vinnie Jones promotion paid off after all, as Mafia III has soared to near the top of the UK sales charts, registering a 58.7 per cent improvement over its predecessor. Unsurprisingly with that kind of stat, the open world crime title secured the biggest launch week in the series' history thus far – and...

  • Push Rewind PlayStation VR Reviews, Modern Warfare Remastered, Mafia III

    Virtually ridiculous

    Look at that list of features! We were absolutely swamped here at Push Square this week, but we put out a mammoth amount of content, with a ton of PlayStation VR coverage. And this only represented week one of our virtual reality blow-out – expect another wealth of coverage over the coming days. Reviews: PlayStation VR...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 138

    If the Shu fits

    Another week, another WAYP – it's time again to chinwag about the titles that you'll be playing this weekend. First up, it's the turn of our team, but there's unlimited space in the comments section for all of you. Let us know what you're up to. Sammy Barker, Editor: It's all PlayStation VR, all the time for me this weekend...

  • News Berserk and the Band of the Hawk Skewers Its Biggest PS4 Trailer Yet

    Death and destruction

    Showcasing every revealed playable character and a load of PlayStation 4 gameplay, Berserk and the Band of the Hawk's latest trailer is around four minutes long, and even features a brief look at some of the title's story cutscenes. The game's due out near the end of the month in Japan, so Koei Tecmo will likely be dishing...

  • Game of the Month Top 4 PlayStation Games of September 2016

    Jazz, wrenches, demented villagers, and good old football

    It's the start of the holiday rush, and the staff here at Push Square can feel it. While September wasn't stuffed to the brim with new releases, we did see a slew of anticipated titles hit Sony platforms, which resulted in a tight internal vote when it came down to deciding Game of the...

  • Podcast Episode 15 - A Strong Month for PS4

    And a PlayStation VR overload

    It's somehow been 15 whole episodes and to celebrate we're talking all things PlayStation VR! This takes the place of our usual 'Big Review' as our super-duper special guest this week is the king himself, Editor Sammy Barker who (with the passing of the initial embargo) drops all the details on PSVR and some of its...

  • Japanese Sales Charts FIFA 17 Tops the Software Table on PS4

    Through on goal

    FIFA 17 had a sort-of-decent opening week in Japan, selling through 57,012 copies on PlayStation 4 and topping the software charts. For the sake of comparing, PES 2017: Pro Evolution Soccer currently sits at 90,575 copies on Sony's current-gen console, so with a few more weeks under its belt, EA's latest entry could end up matching...

  • News October Sale Hits EU PlayStation Store, Get Half Off on Loads of PS4 Games

    Uncharted, Odin Sphere, and more

    It's time once again for a hefty sale over on the European PlayStation Store, this time to coincide with, er, the fact that it's October, we guess. The featured discounts will last until the 19th of this month, so you've got a fair amount of time to weigh up your desires while looking worryingly at your wallet. On...

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    Review Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors

    I hope that's a PS Vita in your pocket

    The original Criminal Girls: Invite Only game was a fun, turn-based JPRG dungeon crawler released on PSP and then reworked for the VITA. Lots was made of the added, er, tactical 'rubbing' of the naughty girls in your party to power them up, which formed a series of slightly dubious minigames alongside the main...

  • Round Up Dragon Quest Builders Reviews Are Off to a Rock Solid Start on PS4, Vita

    Build 'em high

    Dragon Quest Builders is laying down some solid foundations if early reviews from around the 'net are to be believed. Square Enix's latest spin-off stretches a colourful and charming Dragon Quest skin over the fundamentals of a world-building title like Minecraft, and then adds a slew of traditional role-playing elements for good...

  • Store Update 4th October 2016 (Europe)

    An offer you can't refuse?

    It's a gangster's paradise on the European PlayStation Store this week, as Mafia III is undoubtedly the biggest new addition. It's joined by stealth title Aragami, motorcycle sim RIDE 2, cutesy platformer Shu, and a demo for Outlast 2. Not a bad selection at all, eh? PS4 Games: Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes...

  • News Download Your Free PlayStation Plus Games Now

    Roll out

    It's an absolutely killer month on PlayStation Plus this October, with Sony responding to feedback by handing out free copies of Resident Evil and Transformers: Devastation on the PlayStation 4 alone. Last-gen fans will also score Mad Riders and From Dust, while the Vita will grab Actual Sunlight and the irritatingly named Code: Realize...

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 17 Runs Away with the League in October

    Champione! Champione!

    Manchester City may not have been able to solidify their early season dominance last week, dropping points against Celtic in the Champions League and losing to Tottenham in the Premier League – but FIFA 17 has managed what Pep Guardiola couldn't. The soccer sim, despite being considered inferior to this year's PES 2017: Pro...

  • Push Rewind October PS Plus, FIFA 17, PlayStation VR

    The week that was

    As we get busier in the build-up to Christmas here at Push Square Towers, we've been slacking on the Push Rewind front a little bit. Fortunately, we've found time to put together this week's edition, which includes the latest PlayStation Plus lineup, and a bunch of our impressions from EGX 2016. Reviews: Destiny:

  • Poll Are You Happy with October's PlayStation Plus Games?

    Prime time

    The reaction to October's PlayStation Plus offering has been largely positive as far as we can tell, with PlayStation 4 users in particular looking forward to not one but two critically acclaimed titles in Transformers: Devastation and the current-gen version of the original Resident Evil. This month's selection follows on from a...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 137

    The calm before the storm

    The holiday season is well and truly upon us, which means that this week probably represents your final opportunity to clear your backlog – unless you're already busy with FIFA 17, of course. The coming weeks will see the introduction of a not-so insignificant number of games, including Mafia III, Battlefield 1, and more...

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