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September2016

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  • Feature PlayStation Now Review - The State of Cloud Gaming in 2016

    Stream machine

    PlayStation Now has been a fixture in the Sony furniture for some time now, and that's left it a little misunderstood. In absence of true backward compatibility on the PlayStation 4, many see it as a solution for PlayStation 3 gameplay on the Japanese giant's new-gen machine. But, as its recent release on the PC testifies, the...

  • News PlayStation Plus' September Freebies Include Journey, Lords of the Fallen on PS4

    Prince of Persia! Amnesia: Memories! More!

    There was a lot riding on September's PlayStation Plus selection following the recent price hike, but dare we say that Sony's delivered? The lineup includes Journey and Lords of the Fallen on the PlayStation 4 – one of the greatest games ever made and a well regarded Souls clone. That's a strong...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Software Disappoints Across the Board

    Better, but not by much

    You wait weeks for a steady stream of PlayStation 4 titles to release in Japan, and then four come along at once. That's good news, right? Well, it's obviously better than nothing, but when we actually take a step back and look at these latest software numbers, we find ourselves struggling to pick out any real positives...

  • News PlayStation's Innovators Headline New NA PS Store Sale

    For the creators

    PlayStation's most innovative creators are taking centre stage this week in a brand new sale on the North American PlayStation Store. With savings up to 70 per cent for PlayStation Plus subscribers, you can look forward to snagging some of the PlayStation 4's most imaginative games, like The Witness for $23.99, Republique for...

  • Store Update 30th August 2016 (North America)

    Spread your wings of freedom

    Pheweee, this is a big North American PlayStation Store update, with more games than your local GameStop. We suppose that the likes of Assetto Corsa, Resident Evil 4, and Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom are the headliners, but really there's a little something for everyone here. PS4 Games: 140 $7.99 ASSETTO...

  • Store Update 30th August 2016 (Europe)

    Are you sitting comfortably?

    Where are those people that say the PlayStation 4 has no games? Just get a whiff of this week's lineup – it's over 15 titles strong! And it's not all rubbish either – the likes of Resident Evil 4, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, and Hue are all top names. Plus, there's the Battlefield 1 open beta to look forward to. PS4...

  • UK Sales Charts Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Hacks Top, But Sales Softer Than Human Revolution

    Rusty

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided tapped its way straight to the top of the UK sales charts, but its predecessor Human Revolution enjoyed a "much stronger" first week. That's according to Chart-Track, who compiles the British best sellers list. As expected, the game performed best on the PlayStation 4, which is a very common occurrence for...

  • News New Berserk PS4 Trailers See Casca and Judeau Bathe in Blood

    The carnage continues

    Berserk's back with not one, but two new gameplay trailers. The above video features Casca from her days as a commander of the Band of the Hawk, while the below clip shows jack of all trades Judeau laying waste to hordes of enemies with some impressive throwing knife skills. Seriously, how many of those things does he have...

  • Push Rewind More PS4 Slim Leaks, PlayStation Plus Prices, PlayStation Now

    Slim shady

    Another week draws to a close, which means that we're now days away from seeing what Sony's got in store at next week's PlayStation Meeting press conference. And of course, the PlayStation 4 Slim has continued to dominate the headlines over the past few days, as the console has continued to filter out into the public. The platform...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 132

    August's almost over

    The weekends do come around quick, but given that this is inexplicably a three-day holiday in the UK, you won't hear us complaining. In fact, between the football and the final barbecues of the summer, we'll be squeezing in plenty of gaming. Here's what we're playing. Sammy Barker, Editor: I've been having fun hopping between...

  • Interview Talking Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom with Koei Tecmo

    Development hurdles, adaptation, and original content

    Starting with a hit manga series and since spinning off light novels, a wildly popular anime, several films (both animated and live-action), and a 3DS game, Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan has enjoyed a level of success that easily matches the colossal stature of its unsettling antagonists...

  • News New Berserk PS4 Screenshots Show Boss Characters in Bloody Action

    The bigger they are

    The official Berserk website has been updated with a ton of new screenshots from the PlayStation 4 version of the release, showcasing the game's newly confirmed playable character and a bunch of boss enemies that you'll have to bring down over the course of the title's story. Starting off with the aforementioned newcomer,...

  • News Secure Your PSN Account with Two-Step Verification Now

    Lock down

    It's taken an embarrassingly long time to be introduced, but two-step verification is now available in most regions for the PlayStation 4. To set it up, scroll to 'Settings', 'PlayStation Network/Account Management', 'Account Information', 'Security', 'Two-Step Verification'. You'll obviously need a working mobile phone to set everything...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Tales of Berseria Plunders the Top Spot on PS4

    Another tale to tell

    Well would you look at that, a reasonably important PlayStation 4 release has made it to the top of the Japanese software charts - and it's about bloody time. Bandai Namco's Tales of Berseria entered the charts with sales of 173,537 copies on Sony's current-gen console and 76,186 copies on PS3. At first glance, those figures...

  • News PlayStation Plus Price Won't Increase in Europe

    That's a Plus

    Fresh from the news that PlayStation Plus will cost a little more in North America starting 22nd September, Sony has told Game Reactor that it has no plans to increase the subscription's price here in Europe. The platform holder did, however, alter the price of the quarterly and monthly payment

  • News Retro PS4 Releases Go Cheap in Massive European PlayStation Store Sale

    What's old is new again

    Sony's digging out its DayGlo and going retro on the PlayStation Store this week, as a host of classic PlayStation 4 games have been discounted. Starting today in Europe, you'll be able to grab dozens of PS2 Classics like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and PaRappa the Rapper 2 at discounted price points, as well as several...

  • Store Update 23rd August 2016 (North America)

    On the Inside

    As was the case in Europe, it's a big week on the North American PlayStation Store, with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Inside taking top billing. Don't worry if you've got no money, though, as Prominence Poker and Big City Stories are two new free-to-play titles available for you to try. PS4 Games: ABSOLUTE DRIFT: ZEN EDITION $

  • Store Update 23rd August 2016 (Europe)

    Amadeus, ama-Deus Ex

    Phew! A big week on the European PlayStation Store this time is headlined by Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which is out today. It's joined by Playdead's incredible Inside, as well as the likes of Worms W.M.D and the new beta version of Ni-Oh. Plenty to get your teeth stuck into, then, but what are you buying? PS4 Games: Deus Ex:...

  • Talking Point What September PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    A lineup worthy of a price increase

    To be brutally honest with you, we're not sure when Sony's going to announce September 2016's batch of free PlayStation Plus games – it could be this week or next. With the news that the service's price will be increasing from 22nd

  • UK Sales Charts F1 2016 Overtakes No Man's Sky to Take Pole

    Va va vroom

    Whoops, we forgot about the UK sales charts! That's probably an indication of just how uninteresting they've been for some time now, but we should probably cover them anyway. F1 2016 has raced into an early lead, overtaking No Man's Sky to take pole position this week. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens squeezed a place on the podium...

  • News PlayStation Plus Price Increase Confirmed for US and Canada

    Comes into effect next month

    Sony has announced that the price of a one year subscription to PlayStation Plus will be raised to $59.99 USD / $69.99 CAD in North America and Canada respectively on the 22nd September. As well as that, a three month subscription will soon set you back an extra $8 as the asking price increases to $24.99 USD / $29.99...

  • Push Rewind PS4 Slim, Deus Ex Review, Firmware Update 4.00, Crash Bandicoot

    Metal Gear Survive! Final Fantasy XV! Gamescom 2016!

    It was Gamescom 2016 this week, but while the German convention did play host to various trailers and news, the biggest stories broke outside of the show. For example, Sony kickstarted the week by revealing PlayStation 4 firmware update v4.00, which will include folders at last. And earlier...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 131

    Gold standard

    The last weekend of Olympic action awaits, and we're warming ourselves up for a weekend spent… Scoffing snacks and watching others exert themselves on the television. Of course, we'll be squeezing in a whole lot of gaming in between the various scheduled finals. Here's what we're playing. Sammy Barker, Editor: I've got an absolute...

  • News Out of This World PS4 Flash Sale Knocks Up to 80 Per Cent Off in North America

    Different class

    Has all of the Gamescom 2016 news left you lusting for something fresh to play? Sony's rolled out a surprise PlayStation Store Flash Sale in North America, which centres on the theme of "otherworldly" games. Some of the highlights on the PlayStation 4 include Another World for just $1.59, Thief for $5.99, and Dragon Age:...

  • News Sony Makes Amends for Duplicate PlayStation Plus Game

    Tom Clancy's EndWar available for free in Europe now

    A subset of PlayStation Plus members were outraged recently when Retro/Grade was given away as a free game. The decent PlayStation 3 rhythm release was offered at launch in Europe, prompting irritation from members who felt that they weren't getting the most from their subscription. Sony has now...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Ratchet & Clank Stumbles into Top 5 on PS4

    Lombax in action

    There's only one real talking point when it comes to the latest Japanese sales charts: PlayStation 4 exclusive Ratchet & Clank entered in third place, selling through a kind-of-okay 27,534 copies. Funnily enough, the superb looking action-platformer was the only new title to to make it into the top 20. On the hardware side of...

  • Store Update 16th August 2016 (North America)

    Never grow up

    Despite its bright visuals and cutesy main character, we can't type Grow Up without thinking of Taylor Swift's most depressing song to date. Whatever. It's the highlight of this week's North American PlayStation Store update, alongside Bound. PS4 Games: ADVENTURE CAPITALIST FREE BATTLESHIP $14.99 BOUND $19.99 DOODLE DEVIL $5.99...

  • Store Update 16th August 2016 (Europe)

    Dance the night away

    Now that No Man's Sky is out, the summer lull is back until Deus Ex: Mankind Divided rolls around. There are some decent titles in this week's European PlayStation Store update, though – Bound and Grow Up being more than worthy of mention. There's the new episode of Hitman to look forward to, too. PS4 Games: Bound 16th...

  • UK Sales Charts No Man's Sky Is Sony's Second Biggest PS4 Launch Ever

    Sky's the limit

    Wait, what? No Man's Sky has become Sony's second biggest PlayStation 4 launch of all time, with only Uncharted 4: A Thief's End performing better during its first week in Britain. The game outsold Bloodborne to become the fastest selling new intellectual property published by the platform holder, and was fifth on the list of new...

  • Push Rewind No Man's Sky, PlayStation Meeting 2016, PS4K

    A busy one

    It was an enormously busy week here at Push Square Towers – despite the fact that we only published one measly review. Features led the charge this time, as we covered everything No Man's Sky, and even found time to build some hype for Sony's PlayStation Meeting presser, which will take place on 7th September. Reviews: No Man's...

  • Podcast Episode 12 - What PS4K Reveals Must Sony Make?

    Grim up north

    This episode, Tarrant's off sunning himself, so associate editor Robert Ramsey steps in as co-host. Also, we discuss the Top 5 PS4K Reveals Sony Must Make at PlayStation Meeting 2016. Our super-duper special guest this week is the reviewer Stephen Tailby who stops in to discuss the divisive, ambitious, and multiplayer-less (?) No...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 130

    Ready, set, go

    The athletics is finally underway at Rio 2016, and despite an unoccupied stadium, we're really looking forward to seeing some medals being won on the track. Sticking with the sport, the Premier League season also gets underway this weekend. Not an enormous amount of time for video games, then – but here's what we're playing all the...

  • News A New PS Vita Is on the Way? Don't Believe Everything You Read

    Sony's filings send forum members into frenzy

    Sony's going to announce a new PlayStation Vita at next month's PlayStation Meeting – or so we read on the Internet. We've been inundated with messages about Trinity today, a new handheld that the Japanese giant's apparently about to announce. So we trawled through the sources, and came away less...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Numbers Drop as New Dynasty Warriors Game Bombs

    Please save us, Persona 5

    Dear oh dear, the latest Japanese sales charts don't make for particularly pleasant reading for PlayStation enthusiasts. For the first time in months, PS4 numbers dropped below the 20,000 mark, with Sony's current-gen console selling through just 16,469 units. Simply put, the likes of Persona 5 and Final Fantasy XV can't...

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

    Pixels, satsumas, warring China, and giant men with horns

    Oh dear, July's Game of the Month article's a bit late, isn't it? Your humble host completely forgot about our prestigious award not once but twice in the space of about four days. That's surely some sort of new record? In any case, we're here now, and after a pretty close staff vote, we've...

  • News Griffith Is the Star of the Latest Berserk PS4 Gameplay Trailer

    Guts won't be happy

    The untouchable Griffith himself is in the spotlight for this newest Berserk gameplay trailer, and as you'd expect, he's a heck of a lot faster than Guts. But even with his more traditional style of swordplay, Griffith is still able to carve up dozens of enemies at once with his precise jabs and slashes. Could you stomach...

  • Store Update 9th August 2016 (North America)

    Space ace

    No Man's Sky is out on the North American PlayStation Store this week – did you know? Oh, you did – okay, then let's focus on some of the less publicised releases, like Indigo Prophecy which is available as a PS2 Classic. There's also [email protected] and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron to look forward to this time, in addition to some Bad...

  • Store Update 9th August 2016 (Europe)

    No man's hai

    We feel a bit sorry for everything else on the PlayStation Store this week, as nothing's going to get the same amount of attention as No Man's Sky. The likes of [email protected] and Fahrenheit do deserve a look, though – and Bears Can't Drift?! has us intrigued, too. PS4 Games: [email protected] 9th August Battleship 12th August Transformers: Fall of...

  • UK Sales Charts Grand Theft Auto V Assumes the Throne

    Franklin amazing

    A sign of how slow the UK games industry is this summer: Grand Theft Auto V has reassumed its position at the top of the charts for the first time since March 2015. The game's been in the list for 150 weeks now, and this is its ninth number one. It was, however, a close-run contest between Rockstar's open world adventure and...

  • News New Berserk PS4 Gameplay Trailer Finally Gives a Glimpse of How it Plays

    Coming out swinging

    Well, we knew it was coming sooner or later. In what looks to be the first in a series of character specific gameplay trailers, Koei Tecmo has released around 50 seconds of footage from upcoming hack and slasher Berserk. Naturally, this initial video deals with protagonist Guts as both his younger self and when he's kitted out...

  • Push Rewind No Man's Sky, Red Dead Redemption 2, PS4 Firmware 4.00

    Back in time

    A fairly busy week again here at Push Square Towers, as the build up to the hotly anticipated No Man's Sky intensified, while we reviewed a handful of big games such as ABZU and [email protected] We put out a ton of feature coverage, while there were rumours regarding Red Dead Redemption 2 yet again. Reviews:

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 129

    The greatest show on Earth

    The Olympics are now officially underway, which means it's time to learn about nations that you never knew existed and watch sports that would never get primetime coverage under normal circumstances. You either love it or you hate it, but there's no denying that there's something special about the globe getting together...

  • News Bloody New PS4 Screenshots Show Character Transformations in Berserk

    No mercy

    Transformations don't play as big a role in Berserk as they do in something like Dragon Ball Z, but they're still an important part of the story. Guts goes wild when his Berserker Armour takes over, for example, and demons like Nosferatu Zodd have a true form that allows them to exert their real strength. It's pretty cool, then, that...

  • News Darkest Dungeon Crawls onto PS4, Vita on 27th September

    Don't forget your torch

    We've been waiting a while for Darkest Dungeon to make its way to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, but developer Red Hook Studios has announced that we can finally get our hands on it on 27th September. The roguelike dungeon crawler gives players control of a band of heroes in a Gothic setting five hundred feet below...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Toukiden 2 Slays Its Way Into Top 5 on PS4, Vita

    Demon hunting sequel has a decent start

    Would you believe it - we've actually got something worth writing about when it comes to the latest Japanese sales charts. Toukiden 2 entered the software charts in fourth and fifth place on Vita and PlayStation 4 respectively, but neither version sold especially well, racking up around 100,000 units between...

  • Store Update 2nd August 2016 (North America)

    Serving up some smash hits

    It's free PlayStation Plus week, which means everyone's getting Tricky Towers, regardless of whether you want it or not. Other highlights this time include Abzu and Overcooked, as well as Ape Escape 2 and the first episode in Telltale's new Batman series. PS4 Games: ABZÚ $19.99 APE ESCAPE 2 (PS2) $9.99 CANNON...

  • Store Update 2nd August 2016 (Europe)

    Water lot of great content

    Too many games, too little time: the PlayStation 4 is awash with exciting additions this week, with Batman and Abzu being the highlights. We must spare a moment for multiplayer favourites Tricky Towers and Overcooked, too – the former of which is free with PlayStation Plus. PS4 Games: Dead Island Retro Revenge 1st...

  • News You Can Download August's Free PlayStation Plus Games Now

    Stay positive

    August's PlayStation Plus games are now available to download in Europe, so get signed in and add those bad boys to your library of backlog despair. This month's selection should launch later today in North America. In case you've forgotten, August's controversial offering includes Tricky Towers and Rebel Galaxy on PlayStation 4,...

  • Feature 5 Things Berserk Needs to Get Right on PS4, Vita

    Glory on the battlefield

    Berserk is a superb manga series from Japanese artist Kentaro Miura. It's dark fantasy with a capital D, and it's more than deserving of a video game adaptation that does the original work justice. Fortunately, prolific publisher Koei Tecmo is on the case, and it's got Dynasty Warriors developer Omega Force doing the heavy...

  • News The Demon with the Greatest Name Is Playable in Berserk on PS4, Vita

    Enter Nosferatu Zodd

    Now we're talking! Nosferatu Zodd, one of Berserk's central characters, is going to be playable in the PlayStation 4 and Vita adaptation. The supremely powerful demon, who can alternate between humanoid and beast forms, will surely be a blast to use in Koei Tecmo's upcoming hack and slasher. We imagine that it won't be long...

  • News Vita Game About Giving Girls Orgasms Accidentally Rated for Everyone

    Someone please think of the children

    Here's a cock up that could potentially land someone in a very sticky situation: the box art for the PlayStation Vita version of risqué rails shooter Gal*Gun: Double Peace has been mistakenly marked with the rating E – and that means Everyone, not Erotic. The error was spotted by infamous Twitter user...

  • UK Sales Charts Uncharted 4 Sales Increase 94 Per Cent

    Up and at 'em

    With the school holidays underway, Sony's pumped a ton more cash into Uncharted 4: A Thief's End here in the UK, widely advertising a special price promotion. The game dropped to £34.99 temporarily – though you could get it even cheaper at some stores – and that prompted a 94 per cent surge in sales. It still wasn't enough to...

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