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It's been a bit of a strange week here at Push Square Towers. While we've pumped out more articles than BuzzFeed, it doesn't feel like there's much to recap. In other words: the past seven days in the PlayStation Nation have been little more than filler, but we suppose that that's a welcome reminder that 2015 has barely got started yet. Here's hoping for more fun next time.

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Criminal Girls: Invite Only - 4/10

Criminal Girls: Invite Only is a niche title at best, and it'll appear strange to any outsiders looking in. Despite that, the content isn't overly offensive in context, and it's handled about as well as you could expect. Indeed, far more upsetting is the repetitive nature of every other portion of the game; it's not broken, but it's not especially interesting either. Ignoring the advice of the aforementioned song, the developer clearly failed to properly crack that whip.

Game of Thrones: Episode 2 - The Lost Lords - 7/10

Game of Thrones: Episode 2 – The Lost Lords definitely takes some steps in the right direction. While the inaugural episode wasn't bad, the follow-up improves upon it in almost all areas. Still, we can't help but shake the feeling that the series is treading water right now, and while we have a clearer idea of the direction in which things are moving, this has definitely been a somewhat slow burn thus far. At the same time, when all's said and done, we may look back on this instalment as the one that started to show the noose tightening around the neck of House Forrester.

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Talking Point: Are There Any Remasters You Still Want to See on PS4?

"Oh dear, are they talking about remastered games again?" we hear you scream. "I want new games, not remasters!" Don't worry – we hear you. In truth, we'd be the first to admit that we're a bit sick of learning about last-gen re-releases – but we'd also be lying if we said that we've truly had our fill of PlayStation 4 ports.

Talking Point: Has Persona 5's Gameplay Trailer Dulled Your Excitement for Final Fantasy XV?

Some wouldn't like to admit it, but it's not often that a Japanese role-playing game has the weight to make waves in the current climate of our industry – at least, not here in the West. But of course, like everything in life, when something good is destined to come along, it all comes at once. After almost a decade of as little information as possible, we're finally getting somewhat regular trailers detailing Final Fantasy XV, and, as we should have probably guessed, Persona 5's gone and taken the Internet by storm with its recent gameplay trailer, providing our first look at what the release will actually entail.

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Persona 5's Brand New Gameplay Trailer Is the Phantom That You Need in Your Life

It's about darn time, eh? We've finally got a brand new look at Persona 5 courtesy of the series' marathon livestream that's been happening over the last couple of days.

Sony Online Entertainment Drops PlayStation Exclusivity as Part of Acquisition

Who wants a bombshell to shake them out of their Monday slumber? Sony Online Entertainment, the company behind EverQuest, has announced that it has been acquired by a New York-based investment company named Columbus Nova, meaning that the internally founded outfit will be going multiplatform in the future.

Spoil the Start of PS4 Exclusive The Order: 1886 with This Clip

The Order: 1886 is finished, and copies are starting to pop up around the globe. That means that videos from the finished version are already starting to leak – despite it being some two weeks away from release. The clip embedded below is one such example, showing the opening scenes from the PlayStation 4 foray. It's all in Italian and running at 720p, so if you don't want to spoil yourself with a poor quality capture, then we recommend skipping this.

Colossal PS4 Sales Propel Struggling Sony to Profitability

If you wondered why Sony was doubling down on PlayStation across the board, then its financial report for the quarter ending 31st December should give you some idea. According to data released by the Japanese giant overnight, the company turned a rare profit over Christmas – aided significantly by staggering PlayStation 4 sales numbers. To be precise: the firm shipped a sensational 6.4 million next-gen consoles during the period, and sold some 147 million games for it. That's a mind boggling statistic.

Don't Forget to Download February's PlayStation Plus Freebies

Avon calling! Nah, not really – you don't have to hide behind the settee. This is just your monthly reminder to grab all of February's tasty PlayStation Plus freebies while they're hot. For those out of the loop, the goodies include Supergiant Games' sublime PlayStation 4 strategy title Transistor, as well as the Greek-inspired Apotheon.

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Video: Watch As We Recap January 2015's Best PS4, PS3, and Vita Games

Who missed me? Aw, look at that, you've all gone shy... And quiet... And have started walking in the wrong bloody direction! C'mon back precious eyes, because if we don't get 500 views on this Game of the Month clip then this video editor has a noose around his neck, and let me tell you, he's darn well not afraid to use it. There'll be blood on your hands, folks – horrible, disgusting, strangled blood.