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Your host feels like Bart in the opening credits of The Simpons: we will not miss another edition of Push Rewind. We will not miss another edition of Push Rewind. The Internet in Push Square Towers went down on Sunday, so we didn't get the opportunity to put this together then. Fortunately, this author's found a spare 15 minutes on this sleepy Monday afternoon, so here's your regularly scheduled recap of last week's news and reviews.

Need for Speed PS4


Need for Speed - 5/10

Need for Speed's got many of the parts required of a great racer, but it's lacking a mechanic to assemble them and apply a lick of paint. The cutscenes, as obnoxious as they may be, are the real stars here, which may just be an indictment of the game as a whole. Sure, the handling's good, but the events are insipid – and the visuals may sparkle, but Ventura Bay is as vanilla as open worlds come. For as pumped-up as its excitable cast of characters are, this reboot quite simply lacks energy. Now, has anybody got any Monster?

Superbeat: Xonic - 8/10

While it may be confusing and bizarre at first, Superbeat: Xonic quickly becomes an addictive time sink for fans of rhythm games. The combination of difficulty, sense of progression, and unlockable content can make it a hard title to put down even after your fingers get sore. It's not only a great addition to the Vita's library – it's one of the best rhythm games on the platform.

Other Reviews

Just Cause 3 PS4


Preview: Just Cause 3 Blows Us Away on PS4

It feels good to welcome back Rico Rodriguez – a regime change specialist extraordinaire with a grapple, an attitude, and a huge arsenal of destructive possibilities which will be unleashed on the PlayStation 4 in December.

Soapbox: Why the Industry Is Getting Greedy (And How to Stop It)

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. Rainbow Six: Siege. Street Fighter V. Payday 2. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Destiny. Rise of the Tomb Raider. Assassin's Creed Syndicate. All of these games are full-priced. All of them have microtransactions.

Other Features

PlayStation VR PS4


Sony Not Looking to Profit with PlayStation VR Hardware

Here's some good news for PlayStation VR: Sony has suggested that it's not looking to profit on the initial hardware launch. We've been saying for a while now that if the headset has any shot at succeeding, the platform holder needs to eat the cost on the peripheral – and that's exactly what Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has suggested that it will be doing.

Sony Doesn't Want to Show You Too Much of The Last Guardian

The Last Guardian has gone dark again. The game was re-revealed to a rapturous response at E3 2015, but it was absent at both the Tokyo Game Show and Paris Games Week. This, according to Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, is nothing to worry about – the platform holder's just limiting the title's showings because it doesn't want to spoil things.

Koei Tecmo Teases Warriors Crossover with 'Very Big' Western Property

It's time for some absolutely rampant speculation - even if you're not a Warriors fan. Koei Tecmo's hack and slash titles have always split opinion, but you have to admit that the formula is a pretty good one - which is why it's been adopted by numerous properties over the years. Gundam, One Piece, Dragon Quest, The Legend of Zelda - the list goes on, and it would seem as though the Japanese publisher is looking to add yet more franchises to its catalogue.

Er, Avatars Are Coming to the PS4's PlayStation Store Next Week

If we were Sony, we wouldn't have publicised this. Almost two years after the system's launch, you'll be able to buy non-stock avatars from the PlayStation 4 version of the PlayStation Store. Embarrassingly, these icons could only be purchased from the PlayStation 3 edition of the PlayStation Store previously. Absolutely mental, eh?

Korean Horror White Day Will Keep You Awake at Night

Korean horror movies are always the scariest, so we're not sure how we feel about upcoming PlayStation VR game, White Day. The title – which was announced during a Sony press conference earlier today – appears to be set in a school filled with Grudge-like nasties. Kitchen already had us screaming like tweens at a Justin Bieber concert, so we're not sure that we could handle this.

Other Noteworthy News

Video of the Week

We Wished Our PS4 Life Was This Wonderful

Life in Push Square Towers revolves around sifting through the shite in press releases and proof reading dozens of articles a day, so we're definitely jealous of this particular PlayStation 4 player's daily routine. Sony's new European TV ad is absolutely crammed with brand references, with everything from Street Fighter V to Horizon: Zero Dawn putting in an appearance.