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  • News Overwatch's Latest Archives Event Storm Rising Revealed

    16th April to 6th May

    The latest Overwatch Archives Event has been revealed to be coming on the 16th April, in a teaser video on the Overwatch Twitter page. Previous Archive events, Uprising and Retribution, have seen players go on story-focused, PvE team missions to take on Talon. Although the details are currently scarce. the video details what...



  • News Diablo III's Retro Darkening of Tristram Event Is Back

    Hell still burns

    The Darkening of Tristram has returned to Diablo III, giving players a chance to play through the levels of the original Diablo. The annual event adds the explorable areas and bosses of the first game, complete with an optional pixelated visual filter. It's good fun, and it's live right now if you fancy busting some demon skulls...






  • News Torbjörn's Daughter Brigitte Joins the Battle in Overwatch

    New Björn

    As speculated earlier in the week, the next Overwatch hero has been revealed: Torbjörn's tough looking not-so little’un, Brigitte Lindholm. That’s not ‘Bridget’ by the way – er, you may want to watch the origins story stray for the pronunciation. It’s kinda like ‘Brie-get’ – the kinda thing you’d say when you...


  • News Overwatch's 27th Hero is Being Teased on Twitter

    Emre? Brigette? Jet Pack Cat?

    Over the past few days, the Overwatch Twitter has been sending out some very mysterious but interesting hints as to who or what the next playable character for the game could be. With a 26 strong roster of all sorts of heroes, there is a lot of speculation flying around about Overwatch's 27th. Last Friday was the first...

  • News Overwatch's Lunar New Year Event Returns to PS4 Tomorrow

    Year of the Dog

    Overwatch's Lunar New Year event is returning to the game from the 8th February, and will run for a total of 4 weeks. The event last year, titled Year of the Rooster, consisted of a Capture the Flag mode, new skins and other cosmetic items. This year it's the Year of the Dog, and it sees the return of the Capture the Flag mode with a...


  • News Diablo III's Annual Darkening of Tristram Event Is Back

    Back to the beginning

    Diablo III's The Darkening of Tristram event is back for the second year running, and you can dive in right now on PlayStation 4. The event lasts until the 30th January, so you've got plenty of time to hoover up the exclusive loot that it offers. So, what actually is The Darkening of Tristram? Well, basically, it brings the...


  • News New Arrival Moira Is Now Playable in Overwatch on PS4

    It's a matter of life and death

    The new Overwatch character, Moira, is now playable on the PlayStation 4. First announced at Blizzcon earlier this month, she came as quite the surprise for fans -- the majority very pleased to finally be getting another Support hero. Moira's abilities include using orbs to both heal and damage others, a short range...

  • News You May Be Interested in These New Overwatch Announcements

    Meet Moira

    Overwatch, in case you hadn’t noticed, has become one of the biggest games in the world. It’s always big news, then, when new announcements are made – particularly when they include new heroes and maps. And that’s exactly what’s powered its way out of BlizzCon 2017 like a Simon Fitzgerald summoned Hanzo ultimate. Firstly, the...


  • News Overwatch's Junkertown Map Arrives in Latest Update

    Also includes major hero overhauls

    The latest update for Overwatch is out on the PlayStation 4 and it includes a new escort map called Junkertown. This new map is associated with the Junkers, Junkrat and Roadhog, who recently both received an animated short and a comic detailing parts of their history at Junkertown.  The update also brings...


  • News Doomfist Is Now Playable in Overwatch PS4

    Fists of fury

    The long rumoured hero that was officially announced to be the 25th character to hit Overwatch earlier this month has finally launched on the PlayStation 4. You are now able to download a small patch that will add Doomfist into the game; he will not be available in Competitive play for another week to allow users time to get a...

  • DLC Review Diablo III's Necromancer Is Fantastically Grim Fun

    But the price is still steep

    Diablo III's Necromancer is quite possibly the most entertaining playable character in the game - and that's high praise when every other available hero is a ton of fun in their own right. The Necromancer has a wide variety of distinct skills and abilities, and depending on your preferred playstyle, the class can be...

  • News Doomfist Announced as the 25th Overwatch Hero

    Playable on PC

    Doomfist has been a long rumoured Overwatch hero for months now and was teased on Twitter earlier this week but he has finally been officially revealed with a new origins story and developer commentary video on the Overwatch YouTube channel. He has also been made playable for those players on the Player Test Realm on the PC which...

  • News Doomfist Teased as New Overwatch Hero Yet Again

    Crews'in for a bruising

    It's been rumoured and heavily hinted at for months now that Doomfist will be a hero in Overwatch and that he'll be voiced by none other than Terry Crews. As if to add fuel to the fire, the developer has taken to Twitter today to tease everyone with more information on Doomfist's background.  In the past, the Overwatch...



  • News Overwatch Uprising Leaks Then Launches

    Over 100 new loot box items up for grabs

    Update (20:00 BST): It's official and it's live. Overwatch Uprising is a brand new PvE event for Blizzard's popular shooter, and you can check out the trailer above. Here's what you can expect until 1st May, via the PlayStation Blog: You'll travel seven years into the past to experience Tracer's first...


  • News Diablo III Patch 1.18 Brings Seasons to PS4, Out Now

    We're going to win the league

    Diablo III's popular seasons game mode has arrived on PlayStation 4 as part of a new update. Patch 1.18 is available to download now on Sony's console, bringing with it a number of improvements - but obviously, the big talking point here is the aforementioned seasons. In a nutshell, seasons allows players to...

  • News Blizzard Shares a Little More Info on Diablo III's New Necromancer

    Up and at 'em

    At some point later this year, Diablo III will be getting a whole new playable character class in the form of the Necromancer. We don't have too much to go on when it comes to analysing this corpse-raising warrior, but at least Blizzard seems to enjoy drip feeding us new information. In an official blog post, the developer goes over...

  • News Overwatch's New Hero Is a Tank Named Orisa

    Team player

    Overwatch has an all-new hero: Orisa. The tank class character sports a weapon named the Fusion Driver, an automatic firearm that deals consistent damage but slows her movement speed. Her alt is Halt, a kind of charge that decelerates enemies and draws them towards the explosion. She also has abilities which reduce the amount of damage...


  • News Overwatch Hits a Massive 25 Million Players

    Up and over

    A short but sweet news story for you here: Overwatch has broken the 25 million player mark. Blizzard's super popular shooter seems to have gone from strength to strength ever since it launched in May of last year, and such a high user count shows that it isn't ready to slow down just yet. Over the months that it's been on the market,...

  • News Overwatch Celebrates the Chinese New Year with Rooster Update


    Overwatch has already piggybacked several real-world celebrations, and now it's cock-a-doodle-dooing to the tune of the Chinese New Year. Starting now through 13th February, you'll find a new Rooster-themed Seasonal Event in Blizzard's brilliant first-person shooter, with over 100 cosmetic items up for grabs from Lunar Loot...

  • News Diablo III Necromancer Details Rise From the Grave Next Week

    Dead rising

    Diablo III is getting a brand new playable character at some point this year, but we know very little about it right now. That's all set to change next week, however, as Blizzard plans to show off the role-playing loot-'em-up's latest class on the 27th January as part of a developer livestream. The upcoming Necromancer will,...

  • News Here's What Diablo III's PS4 Pro Support Does

    The devil's in the details

    The tech heads over at Digital Foundry are at it again, this time examining Diablo III's latest PlayStation 4 update, which provides PS4 Pro support. Given that the official patch notes don't actually mention what kind of support to expect, the publication's latest video proves to be a handy guide. The big talking point...

  • Hands On Going Back to Hell with Diablo III's Retro Dungeon

    Where it all began

    Diablo III is a game that just keeps on giving. Ever since it launched on PlayStation 4 back in 2014, developer Blizzard has been tweaking and adding to the title on a regular basis, enticing players to dive back into the action role-playing game in the process. The studio's latest attempt to reel in both new and old blood is the...

  • Guide How to Find Diablo III's Anniversary Dungeon

    Hell and back again

    Diablo III's latest patch added in a whole new dungeon to celebrate the original Diablo's 20th anniversary. Naturally, said dungeon is a 16-floor remake of the first game, complete with pixelated visuals, old enemies, and retro sound effects. In short, it's pretty cool. However, the dungeon is only available for a limited time...

  • News Diablo III Patch 1.15 Adds a Whole New Hell, PS4 Pro Support, and It's Out Now

    Hot stuff

    Diablo III's 1.15 update is out now on PlayStation 4 - good news for those of you looking for an excuse to charge back into the fires of Hell. As detailed by Blizzard yesterday, the patch includes a new 16-floor dungeon based on the original Diablo, featuring its own rewards and "surprises". It also contains a bunch of small tweaks and...

  • News Diablo III's Massive New Patch Hits PS4 Soon

    Back for more

    In a new blog post, Blizzard has detailed Diablo III's upcoming patch, shedding some light on what you can expect from the game's next big update. The headline act here is the inclusion of the original Diablo, which has been remade as a 16-floor dungeon using assets from the third game. It'll feature rewards as well as "extra...

  • News Overwatch's Oasis Map Brings the Parklife to PS4

    All a Blur

    Overwatch's all-new map, Oasis, has hopped over the Wonderwall and onto your PlayStation 4. Like, it's live right now. You can go and check if you don't believe us. The Arabian Desert paradise has already been live on PC test servers for a while, but now it's on your console of choice free of charge. We suppose this is the beauty of...


  • News Overwatch Wraps Up with Winter Wonderland Update

    Play of Christmas Day

    Blizzard's uber-popular class-based shooter Overwatch is wrapping up warm for the holidays, with an all-new Winter Wonderland update. The standard Loot Boxes have been replaced by much more seasonal Winter Loot Boxes, packing over 100 new cosmetic trimmings. Some of these are legitimately fantastic by the way; look at Torbjörn...


  • News Overwatch Reloads with PS4 Pro Support, Sombra, and Arcade Mode

    And various bug and balance fixes

    Overwatch has been updated with support for the PlayStation 4 Pro, though we're yet to put it through its paces just yet. The feature comes as part of the game's latest patch, which also incorporates new character Sombra – a hacker conveniently infiltrating the game just in time to coincide with the release of...

  • News Sombra's Finally Been Officially Announced for Overwatch

    Holding out for a Hero

    Sombra hacked BlizzCon's opening ceremony today in order to reveal herself to the world; it would have made for a grand entrance if the new Overwatch arrival hadn't leaked weeks ago. The character sports a Laura-inspired haircut (right, Street Fighter fans?) and comes packing a machine pistol, as well as the capability to...

  • News The Original Diablo Is Being Reborn in Diablo III

    Rumoured Necromancer class coming next year

    BlizzCon 2016 is underway, and Blizzard has wasted no time in revealing its future plans for Diablo III. To start with, the developer announced an update dubbed 'The Darkening of Tristram'. There aren't any real details on how this will all work just yet, but according to VentureBeat, the update will...

  • Rumour Diablo III May Be Getting a New Playable Character Class

    Back from the dead

    Diablo III, also known as The Game That Keeps on Giving, may be getting a brand new character class at some point. The speculation is based on a piece of concept art that's signed by Blizzard art director John Mueller, and features two necromancers raising the dead. The picture was found on one of the company's servers, and once...


  • News Hallowe'en Loot Boxes Say Boo to Overwatch

    Reaper's ready

    It's probably the worst kept secret in history, but Overwatch is getting Hallowe'en loot boxes. Hurrah! You may or may not have seen these leaking all over the web over the past few weeks, with the title's Taiwanese website now going live with a front-page splash, showing Australian double-act Junkrat and Roadhog in their...


  • Reminder Overwatch Is Completely Free to Play This Weekend on PS4

    Overwatch this

    As promised, here's us reminding you that Overwatch is totally free to play this weekend on PlayStation 4. Starting from 19:00PM BST / 14:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT today, you'll be able to gain access to the entire game without spending a penny. All modes, stages, and heroes will be available. Of course, you'll have to download it first,...

  • News Play Overwatch For Free on PS4 Next Week

    No PlayStation Plus required

    Popular character-based team shooter Overwatch is having a free weekend on PlayStation 4, and everyone's invited - even if you don't have an active PlayStation Plus subscription. What's more, the entire game will be yours to enjoy - all heroes, stages, and modes of play included - and any progress that you make during...


  • Hands On Overwatch's Olympian PS4 Update Scores with Rocket League Mode

    Blast ball

    It was only a matter of time before Rocket League's herculean impact extended to other games, with Overwatch seemingly the first to "borrow" from Psyonix's sporting smash. Nintendo fans will probably expect mention of Blast Ball from Metroid Prime Federation Force, but seeing as that's not technically out for another couple of weeks, our...

  • News Overwatch Goes for the Gold with New Olympics Update

    Limited edition loot boxes and a new football mode added

    With the Rio OIympics just around the corner, Blizzard has announced on the US PlayStation Blog a new set of Summer Games content for Overwatch, lasting until 22nd August. Loot Boxes now have a new lick of Summer Games paint, and each box guarantees at least one limited edition...

  • News Diablo III Patch 1.14 Is Out Now on PS4

    More Torment for your trouble

    Diablo III's latest patch is out now on PlayStation 4. Detailed last week, update 1.14 adds three new difficulty levels: Torment XI, XII, and XIII. It also updates a bunch of legendary items and makes slight changes to various character classes. Blizzard's loot based role-playing game has been knocking about on Sony's...

  • News Blizzard Sounds the Klaxon on Overwatch Olympics Outfits

    Ready, steady, go

    We wondered when the Rio 2016 Olympic Games were going to cameo in a game – and we're not referring to a certain potty-mouthed Wii U release. Overwatch looks like it's going to be the first, however, as Blizzard's sent a bunch of YouTubers and Twitch streamers packages featuring the shooter's cast of characters in sports gear. A...



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    Review Overwatch

    Blizz-hard to put down

    If you've played many competitive multiplayer shooters, then you've likely spent far too much time celebrating – or, indeed, lamenting – your kill death ratio. Long has this little number been seen as a barometer of your success in online battles, and this in turn helped feed a steady stream of gamers into the Team...

  • Poll Are You Enjoying Overwatch on PS4?

    And who's your favourite character?

    Overwatch made a big, big splash earlier this week when it launched on PlayStation 4. The team based shooter from developer-that-can-do-no-wrong Blizzard has already captured the hearts of many a Push Square scribe, but how do you feel about it? Has its accessibility got you addicted? Have you had your Play of the...

  • Round Up Overwatch PS4 Reviews Are Ridiculously Positive

    Surprise, surprise

    The nature of Overwatch means that most critics are only really just getting stuck into the final game, and that includes ourselves. However, a handful of publications already feel like they've seen enough of Blizzard's latest to review it – and, unsurprisingly, the early signs are positive. In fact, they're so good that the...

  • News Yes, Overwatch Has Microtransactions

    But they're not a big deal

    We jumped on our laptop last night to try and track down some potential news, but our plans were thwarted by Blizzard's latest. Having just released, Overwatch utterly dominated our news feeds - we knew it was going to be big, but we're not sure anyone saw it being this popular. However, now that the shooter's out in the...

  • Guide When Do Overwatch's PS4 Servers Go Live?

    Time to get online

    Rather smartly, Blizzard is allowing you to get your hands on Overwatch ahead of its official 24th May launch so that you can get the game downloaded and installed ahead of time. You may be wondering, however, when the servers will go online. Fortunately, we have answers! The official live time is the same globally: 00:00AM BST...

  • News You Definitely, Definitely Don't Want to Cheat in Overwatch

    Blizzard plans on showing no mercy

    The Overwatch open beta only just ended a few days ago, but Blizzard is already looking ahead to the full game's launch later this month. On the title's official forums, community manager Lylirra has laid down the law with regards to how the developer will handle players that partake in any sort of cheating or...

  • News Wow, the Overwatch Beta Was Stupidly Popular

    Blizzard posts ridiculous numbers

    You know what? Overwatch just might be the next big thing, at least, if the shooter's most recent beta has been anything to go by. The game's open beta, which was available across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, racked up a whopping 9.7 million players over its duration, making it Blizzard's biggest ever open beta,...

  • News Watch Gamer Network's Overwatch Beta Battles Here

    Live and kickin'

    Remember that neat little Gamer Network competition we told you about? Well, the finalists will be battling it out live for your entertainment on YouTube today. The rounds will begin on the Xbox One at 19:00PM BST, then move onto the PlayStation 4 at 20:00PM BST, before rounding out on the PC at 21:00PM BST. Did any of you guys...

  • Video Overwatch Two Hours of Blizzard's Latest on PS4

    Hero worship

    Does the beta for Blizzard's latest hold up? You bet it does. We took Overwatch for a marathon two hour spin on our YouTube channel last night, and you can re-watch all of the action courtesy of the video embedded above. Looks great, doesn't it?

  • News Play Overwatch Early and Win the Game on the PS4

    Born to battle

    Just a heads up regarding a little promotion we're running with our buddies at Blizzard: enter our competition and you could win a copy of Overwatch for your PlayStation 4. Essentially, all you need to do is register your interest through here, and if you're picked alongside other Push Square readers to participate in a pre-release...



  • News You Can Try Overwatch for Free on PS4 This May

    Release date also confirmed

    As rumoured earlier today, Overwatch is indeed launching on PlayStation 4 this May. Blizzard's team-based shooter features 21 playable characters, six-on-six multiplayer battles, and objective-based gameplay. The title's seen a lot of success on PC through public test periods, so it'll be interesting to see how well it...

  • Rumour Overwatch Is Gunning for PS4 in May

    There's a beta coming, too

    Overwatch may finally have a confirmed release date on PlayStation 4, according to an advertising campaign over on IGN. Blizzard's team-based shooter has been in public testing for what feels like an eternity on PC, and it looks as though it's bringing its colourful cast of characters to Sony's latest console relatively...


  • News Diablo 3's Latest Patch Is Playing Hell on PS4

    Blizzard's looking into it, though

    Diablo 3's latest patch launched just a few days ago - it introduced a whole new area, expanded existing locations, and added in a ton of new legendary items. Understandably, loot lovers were excited for the changes, but the blood soaked party's stuttered a little after Digital Foundry discovered that the update...

  • News Diablo 3's Glorious PS4 Patch 2.4.0 Is Yours to Loot Right Now

    Hell yes

    Delivering on its promise of pushing out Diablo 3's newest update in a timely fashion, Blizzard's latest labour of love is now available to download on PlayStation 4. Patch 2.4.0 adds a slew of new content to the game, including a whole new location that ties directly into the title's endgame adventure mode. We won't go through all of the...

  • News Diablo 3's Gigantic New PS4 Patch Is Almost an Expansion, and It's Out Soon

    Loot glorious loot

    Just when you thought that your best looting days may have finally been over, Blizzard jumps back into the fray and prepares to unleash a whole new Diablo III patch that typically adds a ton of new stuff to the game. In fact, the upcoming update is so big that it's practically what you'd expect from a slice of downloadable...


  • News Overwatch: Origins Edition Looks to PS4 in 2016

    All along the watchtower

    After the success of Diablo III on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, developer Blizzard's new team-based shooter Overwatch always looked like a strong fit for consoles. It's no surprise, then, that Overwatch: Origins Edition has leaked – a PS4 package featuring the main first-person game alongside a bunch of bonus...


  • News Diablo III's Gigantic New PS4 Patch Is Out Now

    1.6GB of pure grinding goodness

    Rejoice fellow demon slayers, for the massive Diablo III patch that was detailed earlier today is actually available to download right now on PlayStation 4. The update adds an absolute ton of stuff to the superb loot-'em-up, including a new area, a new questline, and, of course, new gear to hunt down and add to your...

  • News Diablo III's Next Patch Will Make It Bigger and Better than Ever

    Never ending journey

    Fair warning: this is going to be a pretty beefy news article. Blizzard's gone ahead and posted the changes that are coming to Diablo III with patch 2.3.0, and it's a laundry list of alterations to say the least. Let's start with the big stuff; a new zone, The Ruins of Sescheron, is going to be added to the role-playing game's...

  • News Diablo III May Be Summoning a New Expansion From the Depths of Hell

    More of the same, please

    We've pumped so many hours into Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition that we're slaughtering the armies of Hell in our dreams, but we wouldn't say no to more of Blizzard's superbly polished loot-'em-up. Thankfully, more might be coming, at least if a developer job listing is anything to go by. Requesting "a...


  • News There's a Nice Big Diablo 3 Patch Waiting for You on PS4

    Mmm, new content

    We all love free content right? Well, that's what you're getting with Bilzzard's ever expanding Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition on PlayStation 4, as the developer's pumped out yet another content patch that's over 1GB in size. Update 1.07 adds over 50 new legendary items to the game, including three new class...





  • Video Watch As We Dig into the Underworld in Diablo III on PS3

    Hell fire

    Diablo III isn’t the first PC title to be ported to the PlayStation 3, and it certainly won’t be the last. However, few could dispute the magnitude of Blizzard's overdue arrival on the current generation console, especially considering the serious server hiccups that its sequel's popularity prompted at launch last year. Fortunately,...


  • News Diablo III Deploying in 2014 on the PlayStation 4

    Fire and brimstone

    While you’ll be able to cruise through Diablo III's underworld on the PlayStation 3 from 3rd September, you’ll have to wait until 2014 to rummage through the adventure on your PlayStation 4. Despite being announced during Sony’s next generation coming out party in February, Blizzard has admitted that it's only just got...


  • E3 2013 Diablo III Will Include PlayStation Exclusive Items

    Essential gear

    One of the more muted announcements during Sony’s press conference, the platform holder quietly confirmed that the PlayStation versions of Diablo III will ship with some exclusive loot. But exactly what’s up for grabs? Well, speaking as part of a live interview with the PlayStation Blog, developer Blizzard spilled the beans. The...


  • News Blizzard Details Diablo III's Pick Up and Slay Dynamics for PS4

    Old fashioned fun

    Diablo III is an undeniably dense experience, but in bringing the popular PC title to the PlayStation 4, the company is hoping to streamline the adventure without stripping away any of its complexity. It intends to do this by introducing a new user interface on Sony’s impending system that will allow you to assign gear to your...



  • News Blizzard Teams Up With Sony to Announce Diablo III for PS4

    And the PS3

    During Sony's PlayStation Meeting, Blizzard Entertainment's Chris Metzen announced that the company has entered into a "strategic partnership" with Sony to bring Diablo III to the PS3 and its successor system, the PS4. The game will be a port of the PC version which was released last May, and, as stated in the press release, will include...


  • Rumour Diablo III Charging onto PlayStation 3

    The crowds go crazy

    Diablo III could be coming to the PlayStation 3, if a retail listing is to be believed. The trigger happy folks over at German shop RedCoon have listed a product page for Blizzard’s uber-popular dungeon crawler on PS3, prompting speculation that an announcement could be made during Sony’s E3 press conference this evening...





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