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News: Sony Extends PlayStation Plus Subs Due to Xmas PSN Outage

Sony Extends PlayStation Plus Subs Due to Xmas PSN Outage

Playing nice

The venom pointed at the PlayStation Network is always at its peak when the service is offline, as everyone tends to go back to their business when functionality is restored. That said, there's no denying that the platform's recent holiday outage was unfortunate, and even though a faction of cyber attackers may be to blame, Sony's come...

Poll: What Was Your Favourite PlayStation Game of 2014?

What Was Your Favourite PlayStation Game of 2014?

We need you

We've milked our Game of the Year coverage harder than a Cravendale cow, but the sugary sweet conclusion is now in sight. With our PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita favourites wrapped up in text and video form, we're now pointing a figurative finger in your direction in order to ascertain your 2014 picks. Game of the Year is...

Feature: 2014's Most Memorable PlayStation Music

2014's Most Memorable PlayStation Music

Sounds good

The music that we hear in games plays an integral part in our enjoyment of the experience. While this is by no means exclusive to the medium, the interactive nature of games means that the memories linked with certain musical cues can carry more potency than in other types of media. Last year was a hell of a year for game soundtracks,...

News: January's Free PlayStation Plus Games include inFAMOUS: First Light on PS4 and More

January's Free PlayStation Plus Games include inFAMOUS: First Light on PS4 and More

The Swapper, DuckTales Remastered, and Duke Nukem also up for grabs

Prematurely or not, Sony's announced the European PlayStation Plus lineup for January on Facebook. As part of a video – which hasn't been removed from the platform holder's page yet – the firm reiterated that PlayStation 4 exclusive inFAMOUS: First Light will be your headline...

News: UK Sales Charts: A Familiar Top Five Finishes 2014

UK Sales Charts: A Familiar Top Five Finishes 2014

Over and out

There are absolutely no upsets in the UK Sales Charts this week, as the top five consists of five very familiar franchises. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare held onto the number one spot, but was battled all of the way by Grand Theft Auto V. Elsewhere, FIFA 15 finished in third, ahead of Ubisoft blockbusters Assassin's Creed Unity and Far...

News: Meet the Man Who Stole Christmas for PS4 Fans

Meet the Man Who Stole Christmas for PS4 Fans

The Grinch would be proud

While the PlayStation Network slowly rolls back out around the globe, the after effects of a recent gaming cyber attack are still looming large. Indeed, some people are still unable to connect on the PlayStation 4, rendering Christmas gifts untouched. Meanwhile, the damage to Sony's reputation has been catastrophic –...

News: Joy to the World, PSN's No Longer Offline

Joy to the World, PSN's No Longer Offline

Most people can now connect

Let's hope that this is the last article that we have to write on this matter: PlayStation Network is finally coming back online across the globe. While not everyone has access yet, we're now able to use our consoles fully – we even tried our luck by purchasing a couple of games from the PlayStation Store, and had zero...

Soapbox: Poor Communication Continues to Be PSN's Biggest Problem

Poor Communication Continues to Be PSN's Biggest Problem

Sammy Barker is sick of Sony's silence

The PlayStation Network has been on and off for three days now, and it's not good enough. I'm confident that Sony is working around the clock to restore the service, and I'm not one of those people that lacks patience, but I am disappointed at the Japanese giant's communication on the matter. At this point,...

News: Sony's Slowly Starting to Bring PSN Online After Catastrophic Christmas Outages

Sony's Slowly Starting to Bring PSN Online After Catastrophic Christmas Outages

Back in action

After a series of deadly DDoS attacks over the Christmas period, Sony's PlayStation Network online services were left in tatters and rendered unusable for almost three days. Obviously, the Japanese giant was quick to react, reassuring us that it had all of its best engineers on the case. However, it was only able to give vague...

Video: Watch As We Recap 2014's Best PS Vita Games

Watch As We Recap 2014's Best PS Vita Games

Handheld highfliers

Hello everyone – we trust you all had a very Merry Thursday. As you may have noticed elsewhere on the site, we'll be filling the next week's news void with oodles of articles on the Best PlayStation Games of 2014 – and this Video Editor has been busy preparing some videos for those of you that don't like to read. Watch on for...

Game of the Year: Best PS Vita Games of 2014

Best PS Vita Games of 2014

The whole world in your hands

For a format that's struggled in an age of smartphones and tablet games, the PlayStation Vita has carved out a committed niche of core gamers who love the handheld to death. We get a lot of requests here at Push Square, but number one with a bullet is more coverage for the Japanese giant's miniscule machine – and...

News: Season's Greetings from PlayStation's Premium Developers

Season's Greetings from PlayStation's Premium Developers

They wish you a Merry Christmas

Christmas wouldn't be the same without more greetings cards than you know what to do with. Waltzing wintery streets with a square of cardboard that won't fit in your pocket is what the holidays are all about, so it kind of makes sense for game developers to acknowledge their fans with bits and pieces of custom art...

News: Sony Investigating as Christmas Traffic Pulls PSN Offline

Sony Investigating as Christmas Traffic Pulls PSN Offline

Scheduled maintenance not planned

We've just got time between courses of our Christmas Dinner to tell you about the latest PlayStation Network issues. A whole host of errors are being reported around the web, from sign-in issues through to maintenance messages. As was the case overnight, this appears to be a result of heavy traffic, rather than...

Talking Point: Post Pictures of Your PlayStation Pressies

Post Pictures of Your PlayStation Pressies

"OMG! It's a PlayStation 4"

Christmas is a time of sharing, seasonal goodwill, and – let's be honest – plenty of presents. As you read this, we're guessing that there's a carpet of discarded wrapping paper beneath your feet, and an infectious grin plastered upon your face. The question is: which gift prompted your Nintendo 64 moment this year,...

Feature: Boxing Day 2014 Deals - Every PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita Sale

Boxing Day 2014 Deals - Every PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita Sale

Lightning discounts for the freshly flush

If the chaos on Black Friday wasn't enough to put you off discount days for life, then you may be pondering what promotions await this Boxing Day. Typically reserved for retailers in the UK and Canada, this holiday has lessened in importance in recent years, with more people preferring to watch sport on...

News: Sony's Got One Last PS4, PS3, and Vita Sale in Store for the US PlayStation Store

Sony's Got One Last PS4, PS3, and Vita Sale in Store for the US PlayStation Store

Cheap and cheerful

You sleep when you die is the mantra that Sony appears to be living by. Despite the holidays being in full swing at this point, the platform holder has launched a final Flash Sale on the US PlayStation Store, which includes a handful of deals on all of the manufacturer's main machines. Highlights include Destiny for $44.99, Dragon...