We’re going to go out on a limb and bet that you didn’t expect to find an exciting overhaul like this on your daily video game website rounds. But hey, we aim to surprise.
Take a moment to soak up your new surroundings, click a few links and gaze at the sparkly new page design: we’ll wait. Just make sure you come back, so we can tell you about what we’ve been up to behind closed doors these past several months, and why we’re so excited for the future.
Finished having a snoop around your new home for PlayStation news and reviews? Wondering exactly how this all happened?
The team behind the powerhouse Nintendo Life has joined forces with Push Square creator Sammy Barker with the aim of creating the only PlayStation resource you’ll need, with news, reviews, features, interviews and more. We’ve spent the past six months forming a strong team of experienced writers to provide the reliable reviews and up-to-date news you expect, all with the impeccable style, charm and puns only the NLife network can provide.
As a team, we understand the passion of PlayStation fans, because we come from the same place. Like you, we’ve grown up with a DualShock controller in our hands. We understand what it means to take pole position on Vineta K. We know how it feels to lose a best-of-three match against your brother in split-screen Twisted Metal. And yes, just like you, we share an affection for Elena Fisher that runs deeper than any video game relationship ever should.
But that’s what makes us so well-poised to be your number one source for PlayStation information. We’ll write the content you read, but you’re as much a part of the conversation as we are – and we revel in that.
The coming months will prove to be an exciting time for all of us – not least because it’s a promising time for the PlayStation brand. You’ll notice we’ve craftily got our makeover out in time for the release of the PlayStation Vita: we want to live the launch with you, and we’ll be there to guide you through the coming years.
Push Square’s always been a website driven by passion for PlayStation, and that’s still at the heart of what we do. Today’s update marks an evolution for the website – a shot of Rift energy or a chest of red orbs – and a bold step closer towards our goal.
You can get to know the Push Square team a little better, but know we're going to be around for a very long time indeed.
We want to be the most prominent, dependable and knowledgeable PlayStation website online.
We want to inform you, but also entertain you with our sharp sense of humour and strong writing style.
Above all, we want to include you in the journey: to engage you, to challenge you and to share your passion.
The future is now. Welcome to our world. Welcome to Push Square.
Looking great. One of the nicer site design overhauls I've seen
and it's Vita blue all over..
It looks great, here's hoping you guys get all the way to the top!
Thanks guys, we hope everyone feels the same way!
nice redesign guys! been wondering about on here for months, just registered today. as 'recurv' said it is one of the nicer sites. some others can be a little 'busy'.
Love the redesign!
My only minor grumble is that you've moved away from the Disqus comment system - I really like that, as it lets you keep track of what you've said where.
@Paranoimia There's lots of advantages for not sticking with Disqus though. Namely the forums which should be coming soon.
Thanks for the kind comments, guys.
Holy eff, Sony Life is real! (Saves epic site to bookmarks.)
@knux we did consider "PlayStation Life"... for about 3 seconds.
Looking forward to this site
So, where is my Vita/PSP RSS feed? I'm not interested in all the PS3 news that's flooding my feed reader all of a sudden.
@Kimiko It's here now: https://www.pushsquare.com/feeds/latest?system=psvita sorry about that!
I grew up w/ a Dualshock controller. But now, I wave a certain stick around, and w/ no glowing orb. Still, I kinda like the PS3, and if there wasn't the Wii U announced, I would have gotten a PS3.
Looks great! Like Nintendo Life a lot and this looks like it'll be cool too.
This is about everything Playstation now, right? I can totally get behind this. o___o
Is that an NZ-666 Kshatriya as your Avatar?
@Phoenixborn yep, everything PlayStation will be covered.
Loving the site! Can't wait to see it grow even bigger.
I can definitely feel the excitement in the air surrounding the launch of the new Push Square, the work that all of you guys have put into this is incredible.
Huge congratulations on this new site, I am a big fan of each and every PlayStation, from my PSone through to PS3, including my Xperia Play. I am really looking forward to reading your future content, especially as I have saved all my necessary funds for the PS Vita's UK release on Wednesday 22nd February (less than three weeks).
Good luck, have fun and further congrats on the lovely fresh site design.
Great site so far!
@JamieO looking forward to some retro reviews from your PSone collection!
@antdickens I've got to be careful that I don't drift into obscure retro territory, but what if I were to mention three li'l dreamy words (and a number): Strider 2 on PSone.
Would that be a possibility?
Oooh, retro reviews! I'd so be on board with that!
I'm liking the shiny layout and everything, nice job.
@JamieO Incredible Crisis, please.
@get2sammyb Ha ha, cue the opening music for 2001: A Space Odyssey.
@JamieO you can start with Crash Team Racing
i love the look of this place! the on-mouse-hover comment options (ooo, 'reply'), the recent comments listed on user profiles, bigger avatars, and of course the staff bios... it's all so shiny and awesome~
i'm excited to see what the forums will be like too
@antdickens I best not waffle too much about retro here, when the focus of the comments board is about celebrating the new Push Square, but I really love Crash Team Racing.
I have it on the original PSone, but also as a PSN download for both PS3 and PSP. Naughty Dog epitomise what is great about PlayStation gaming.
Loving it. I like the layout better than NintendoLife. I can't wait for the forums, too. So stoked!
This is great, congrats on the new website. I always enjoyed the coverage of games at Movemodo but I'm happy about this because now we can get reviews of PS3 games without Move functionality being the major focus.
It most certainly is, good eye!
The site looks incredible guys! Excellent work! I look forward to spending a lot of time here.
It's a very distict mobile suit, I'd recognize it anywhere. I think I'll like it here.
@WolfRamHeart glad to have you join us in our PlayStation adventure!
Well this is all very "on trend". It's a bit like visiting the new neighbors.
Anyways - just had a poke around, and here's wishing you all the best for the new venture in such stylish surroundings.
Wow! It's finally here and it looks Amazing!
@JamieO I second the "can't wait to read your Retro reviews" comment.
I'm gonna go back and review some older PSP games at some point. I have a few oddball titles I love that are dying for a review.
Ah, and https://www.pushsquare.com/feeds/latest?system=psp is the feed for PSP news&info then. Nice!
Looks like I've found my source for all PSP and PSVita news/reviews. I can finally dump those Joystiq and IGN feeds. Y'all keep up your good work here and on NintendoLife, okay?
I hope one of them is Hamerin' Hero!
I'm so glad we're finally live! I'm incredibly stoked to be a part of this!
I've loved PlayStation since 1997 when the marketing blitz for Final Fantasy VII grabbed me by the throat. Sure, we had a bit of a falling out at the start of this generation, but we've since kissed and made up.
WOO EXCITEMENT AND PARTY TIMES
@GundamMac - What a coincidence.
@GundamMac First thing that came to my head when Corbie posted that!
loving the new redesign, especially how everything is consolidated into one place. and the name "Push Square" is quite awesome too
can't wait to see how everything works out once the renovations are complete!
Great new look, Great content and I am hoping and things Playstation under one roof too!
Did y'all set your phasers to stunning? Cuz this site looks dope.
This looks great. Good job again.
Everything looks fantastic.... I prefer Nintendo Life to most other sites, and i'm thrilled to see you take on PS.... Awesome
Ha, I went to my bookmark for vitagamr.com then this site showed up; I knew right away what happened and love the new site! It's great to see the same treatment for a Sony fan site as you have with Nintendo. Great work guys!
Mmm this site looks yummy. I think I will begin to co-exist with Playstation fans more than before.
Is this where I go to talk about the Wii U? j/k I love me some PS, PS2, PS3, and PSP (and will love me some PSVita some day). Site's looking great! My next gaming project is going to be my PS3 copy of Final Fantasy XIII-2!
Hello everybody! Wait...I know some of you guys already! Did...did I just stumble into Nintendo Life in an alternate reality or something?!
In any case, I'm happy to be here. Shocking, I know, but I don't just restrict myself to Nintendo gaming. In seven weeks' time I'll likely update my username to...something else.
I hope I don't go with something ridiculous, like SonintyPurist or something...
Ha! Mars Attacks was one of my favorite Tim Burton movies!
Anyways, I like the new design. I just found out about this site today after James at Nintend Life announced the merger of Movemodo, VitaGamr, and Push Square.
The site design and layout highly resembles the US PlayStation Blog...
@Viewtiful_Joe Well fancy seeing you here! The site design and layout are very nice.
And I'm so glad that we can use the same user account system throughout N Life and here.
Just a little question. How to see game list with ps move support? It looks like it's not possible now. It's Very Sad.
@Tutankhamon We're working on that, don't worry!
Wow, one day - well every day for weeks it seemed - I'm the first or second person to post on a story - and then BAM!! - #62. Congrats Sammy for hitting it big. And congrats NL for the acquisition (nice attempt at trying to pass it off as something Corbie dreamed up).
Couple of questions for Sammy if his NL overlords will let him speak.
1.) Is this the real Sammy? You wrote an entire essay without using "yo" once.
2.) Ever see one of those tv shows or movies where peoples lives are erased? What happened to Disqus?
3.) Where's Ziggy?
congrats and good luck, hope your wacky charm continues to shine through and you don't get too corporate
PS - You need a "Last Guardian" article to christen the new site.
"1.) Is this the real Sammy? You wrote an entire essay without using "yo" once. " - LOL
@rjejr Hey Rjejr. Thanks for signing up and continuing to support the site. I've always appreciated your comments, and look forward to reading them here.
Here's the answers you demanded:
1) Yes, it's the real me. (I promise). Don't worry — I'll still squeeze a few "yo's" in to make you feel at home.
2) Disqus has gone because we're now using NLife's proprietary CMS. This brings with it a few advantages, namely that we now have a single log-in across the entire network. That means you can access Nintendo Life, Kinectaku and obviously Push Square under the same name. Furthermore, we'll be launching forums soon which is very exciting.
3) Twiggy hasn't been spotted since scoffing a ham and cheese sandwich in Grimsby, but we're trying to contact him and considering a possible return.
I promise the wacky charm won't go away. We're very keen on promoting the individual personalities of all the writers here, and I'm sure you'll see that shine through in the future!
Thanks for the replies. Sorry for spamming the threads this morning, just a bit of a pain in the gulliver, I'll be right as dodgers by this after.
Looking forward to the future, Corbie writing Vita reviews might actually convince me to buy one.
Site looks great. You have my support!
Well this is really great! Been wanting this since I got my PS3. Not intrested in Move tbh.
As NL is greatest Nintendo site, (I never have to go any other place around the net to find what I need about Ninty), I'm pretty sure this will grow as big in time (yay no more IGN). Good luck to all the team.
It would be awesome if you could weekly report the PSN Store updates, please .
This is so awesome. I've wanted a Playstation site by the NL team for a while now. So happy!
Site looks nice, if a bit bland. Can't wait for the forums :3
Lovely. Long-time reader here but didn't expect that overhaul. The look is great and the overall re-structre looks fresh. You're doing an awesome job guys, thanks =)
[email protected]@ks good!
I'm definitely loving the features and I like how I can go from NLife to here now and then to get my gaming news. I expect weekly PSN updates soon .
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