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  • Rumour PS Plus Premium's PS1, PS2, PSP Games Have Started to Leak

    Riiiiidge Racer!

    Update #2: A further round of PS1 titles have been found on Sony's servers: Worms Armageddon and Worms World Party. That takes the total up to five leaked games thus far, but only PS1 and PSP are represented right now. Update #1: Assets for PS1 title Mr. Driller have now been discovered as well. That means we've got three Namco...

  • News SEGA Delisting Classic Sonic the Hedgehog Games from PS Store

    But only PS3 is affected

    Much like Rockstar with the GTA Trilogy, SEGA is making the unsurprising move of delisting a bunch of classic Sonic the Hedgehog games from the PS Store – with the PlayStation 3 being the biggest victim. As of 20th May, 2022, it’ll remove the standalone versions of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the H

  • News Beloved Classics Will Comprise PS Plus Premium Catalogue

    Emphasis on beloved

    Sony will not be tossing random retro releases on its priciest PS Plus Premium subscription tier! New correspondence from the company confirms that the 340 additional games added to the most expensive membership will comprise a “catalogue of beloved classic games” from the PS1, PS2, and PSP era. These will be available to...

  • News Ubisoft Shuts Down Online Servers for Dozens of Old Games

    Including PS3 and PS4 titles

    Ubisoft has announced the termination of online services for nearly a hundred of its older games. The publisher is clearly doing a bit of housekeeping, shutting down online multiplayer servers for software that's, let's be honest, well past its sell-by date. Among the list of 90 games are 40 that appear on PlayStation,...

  • Video How Telltale Nailed The Walking Dead's Opening Scene

    A quiet start to the apocalypse

    Telltale’s The Walking Dead is 10 years old this week (welp!) and we’ve been reminiscing on its fantastic post-apocalyptic story. Within a span of just five episodes, players around the world came to love the wholesome father/daughter relationship between survivors Lee and Clementine. There are a lot of memorable...

  • News Classic Games Including PS1 Curiously Expiring on PS3, PS Vita

    Seems to be a bug

    It looks like Sony has yet another bug to plug. Fans returning to the PS1 Classic re-release of Chrono Cross on PS3 and PS Vita this week – presumably propelled by the recent PS4 re-release – have discovered that a PlayStation Network bug is rendering the legendary RPG unplayable. And it’s not an isolated incident: while...

  • News PS3 Emulation Allegedly in Production for PS5

    It only does everything

    Sony “might be” working on hardware level PlayStation 3 emulation for the PS5, according to talkative Games Beat scribe Jeff Grubb. The industry observer – who’s proven to be well-connected – cited sources who’ve indicated that the platform holder is exploring support for its last-last-gen console, although it...

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  • News A Group of Fans Are Reviving PS3's Online Multiplayer with Emulated Servers

    Killzone 2! Warhawk! MotorStorm!

    The PlayStation 3 had a lot of cracking online games, didn't it? Even from Sony itself, there were plenty of offerings for those looking to get stuck into some multiplayer. Whether it was the vehicular battlefields of Warhawk or the mucky racing of MotorStorm, there were lots of ways to play together. Unfortunately,...

  • Guide Best PS3 Games

    As voted by you

    What are the best PS3 games? Sony's console is now 15 years old (if you can believe it), and so we've made a list of its greatest software — as voted by you, the Push Square readers. Looking back on it now, the PS3 took a couple of years to really hit its stride. A rocky launch (and an embarrassingly late one in Europe) scuppered...

  • Video Why Skyrim Is Still the Ultimate Open World Fantasy RPG, 10 Years Later

    House of the Dragon

    Some games come and go, but rarely does one come along and have such a cultural impact that players are still talking about it a decade on. Originally released for the PlayStation 3 on 11th November, 2011, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is absolutely one of those games. A fact that’s being celebrated by Bethesda today with the...

  • Poll 10 Years Later, What Are Your Thoughts on Skyrim?

    Dragonborn for this

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is officially ten years old. How time flies, eh? The open world role-playing game first released for the PlayStation 3 on the 11th November, 2011 — and boy was it a mess. Skyrim ran extremely poorly on Sony's old console — even after it had received a boatload of updates — but its poor technical...

  • Poll Rate Your Favourite PS3 Games

    Help determine Push Square's best PS3 games list

    Alright everyone, we need your help. In a move that we haven't at all stolen from our dearest friends over at Nintendo Life, we've decided to rank the best PlayStation 3 games. With Sony's last-last-gen console having its 15th anniversary on the 17th November (in North America, at least!), this seems...

  • Video Which Call of Duty Game Is the Best?

    The Franchise Wars strike back

    Call of Duty: Vanguard launched this past Friday to once again transport players to the dramatic theatres of war set across WWII. Such an event gave video editors Liam and Aaron a good excuse to duke it out in another edition of Franchise Wars, in which both video editors battle it out to debate their favourite Call of...

  • Soapbox Please Don't Let GTA 4 Rot on PS3, Rockstar

    Liam wants to go bowling again

    By the end of this week, every mainline Grand Theft Auto game still worth a playthrough will be available on PlayStation 5 and PS4 — except for one. The badly named Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition remasters III, Vice City, and

  • News Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 HD Removed from PS Store Today Temporarily

    PS Now version pulled too

    Multiple HD versions of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater are being temporarily removed from the PlayStation Store starting today as Konami works to renew "the licenses for select historical archive footage used in-game". This means the games in question will no longer be available for...

  • News Naughty Dog Marks 10 Years of Uncharted 3 with Special Blog Post

    You did good, kid

    Here's a milestone likely to make you feel old: today marks the 10th anniversary of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. It really has been a decade since Naughty Dog put out the third instalment on PlayStation 3, just over 18 months before The Last of Us hit. Since then, the game has been remastered as part of Uncharted: The Nathan...

October2021

  • Video Which Far Cry Game Is the Best?

    Franchise wars underway

    Last week saw Far Cry 6 finally launch on PlayStation 5 and PS4, allowing players to set off on another sun-drenched and chaos-filled first-person adventure – this time set amongst the vistas of the Cuban-inspired Yara. This got us thinking, though: what are the best Far Cry games leading up to this point? Video editors...

  • Video Was 2011 the Best Year Ever for PlayStation?

    It only does everything

    When it comes to nailing down what are the best ever years for gaming history, the usual gamut of 2001, 1998, and sometimes 2013 are likely to pop up. However, when it comes to PlayStation being at the absolute height of its power, one of the years absolutely worth mentioning is 2011. Why? Well, it was the era of Kevin...

  • Guide PS5 Backwards Compatibility: Can You Play PS3, PS2, and PS1 Games on PlayStation 5?

    Classics

    Can you play PS3, PS2, and PS1 games on PS5? Sony has talked a lot about the importance of PS5 backwards compatibility, but is the PlayStation 5 backwards compatible with PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 1? As part of our PS5 guide, we’re going to tell you whether PS5 is backwards compatible with PS3, PS2, and PS1 games. You...

  • News PS3, PS Vita to Remove PS Store Payment Methods

    You'll need to top-up your wallet elsewhere

    Sony will keep the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita storefronts open, as previously promised, but it seems that the compromise is that it will remove most funding methods from the devices natively. What does this mean, then? Well, from 27th October you won’t be able to purchase games using a credit or debit...

  • News Agent Finally Removed From Rockstar's Website More Than a Decade After PS3 Announcement

    The end of an era

    Ah, Agent. First teased as a PlayStation 3 exclusive all the way back in 2007, Agent was all set up to be a pretty big deal — a new property from Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar, set during the Cold War in the 1970s. It was a project that had people seriously hyped for years — especially when it was officially revealed in...

  • Feature The Best Super Smash Bros. Clones on PlayStation

    Brawlin'

    Can you play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on PlayStation? Well, no, you can't. The super-popular platform fighter is a Nintendo-exclusive, meaning you're not going to be pitting Luigi against Mewtwo on your PS5 anytime soon. The game does feature several characters that have appeared in (and are even associated with) PlayStation games —...

September2021

August2021

  • Random Skyrim's Famous Intro Was Once Ravaged by a Bee During Development

    There was no plan bee

    "Hey, you. You're finally awake. You were trying to cross the border, right? You walked right into that Imperial ambush; same as us and that thief over there." How many times are you willing to admit to hearing those introductory sentences of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim? We're sure some of you are well into the double figures,...

  • News GTA 5 Has Now Sold an Eye Watering 150 Million Copies

    Red Dead Redemption 2 crosses 38 million units

    Grand Theft Auto V will span its third console generation when Rockstar re-releases the PlayStation 3 title on the PS5 later this year. It’s a game that’s achieved unrivalled success, with the open worlder surpassing 150 million units sold-in to date. This reflects both digital downloads and Blu-ray...

July2021

June2021

  • News GTA 5 Heading Offline on PS3 by the End of This Year

    Max Payne 3, L.A. Noire too

    Online services associated with the PlayStation 3 version of Grand Theft Auto V will be taken offline before the end of this year, rendering GTA Online effectively null on the old Sony console. The multiplayer mode will be inaccessible from 16th December 2021, and Shark Cards usable in the PS3 version will no longer be...

  • News Sony Celebrates the Evolution of Ratchet & Clank

    Stunning trailer goes back in time

    Sony’s released a stunning trailer celebrating the evolution of Ratchet & Clank across four generations. The clip, designed to promote the upcoming Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, shows various different titles from the series and their associated console. It also focuses on some of the televisions from the...

  • News PS3 Received a New Firmware Update, By the Way

    Available to download now

    The PlayStation 3, almost 15 years old at this point, has received a new system software update. For those still rocking Sony's seventh-generation console, firmware version 4.88 was released yesterday, ready to be downloaded and installed. It wasn't that long ago that Sony was planning to shut down the machine's PS Store...

  • News Five Need for Speed Games Pulled from PS Store Permanently

    Servers go offline in August

    Five Need for Speed games spanning the PlayStation 3 generation have been taken off the PS Store permanently, with little to no warning from publisher EA. As confirmed in a Reddit post yesterday, the five titles were removed from the storefront that very same day. The games were Need for Speed: Carbon,

May2021

  • News PSN Offline for Many PS3 Users, Sony Currently Investigating

    Error 8002A537 causing trouble

    If you're trying to play online on your PlayStation 3, you might be out of luck. Lots of users are reporting trouble logging into PSN on their PS3 consoles, with the error code 8002A537 popping up on screen. It seems as though this is affecting quite a large number of people around the world, with the PS3 subreddit...

  • News Gears of War 3 Now Playable on a PS3 Devkit

    10 years since the data was built

    You can play Gears of War 3 on a PlayStation 3. That is if you have the devkit associated with the console. After it was leaked over a year ago that Epic Games had tested getting the third iteration in Marcus Fenix's story up and running on a PS3, which was then confirmed to be real by the developer, the full game...

  • News New Noclip Documentary Details Development of Dishonored Series

    Covers level design, cut content

    Danny O'Dwyer is back with another Noclip documentary that's worth sitting down with a good mug of hot chocolate and investing an hour of your time into. This time around, the Irishman focuses on the incredible Dishonored franchise from Arkane Studios, interviewing developers at both its Lyon and Texas-based...

  • Guide All Resident Evil Games Ranked and Best Places to Start

    A comprehensive guide to Resident Evil

    The Resident Evil series is one of gaming's most popular and recognisable franchises, dating back to the PlayStation 1 and encompassing more than 25 years of history. With a hardcore following across the globe that hotly anticipates all upcoming entries — no matter where it's a mainline instalment or spin-off...

  • Feature Resident Evil's Story So Far, Summed Up in 30 Mind-Twisting Minutes

    Fasten your seatbelt

    Are you picking up Resident Evil Village today? You should: our Resident Evil Village PS5 review already explained that it’s arguably the best instalment since the outstanding Resident Evil 4. But do you need some kind of story recap to get you up to speed? We can help, as we’ve put together a mammoth 30 minute video that...

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  • News PS3 Gets a Surprise Firmware Update, Available to Download Now

    What year is it?

    Sony has updated the PlayStation 3, its classic console originally released in 2006. The new firmware update – numbered v4.87 – actually includes a new feature as well: it updates the Blu-ray keys for recent movie releases, meaning you can continue to use the system as a media player. There’s also a minor security fix that the...

November2020

  • Poll Is the PS5 DualSense Sony's Best Controller Yet?

    It's time to Dual

    The PS5 has been out for at least a week now (depending on where you live), and we want to know what you think of the DualSense — the console's high-tech controller. Featuring advanced haptic feedback functionality, adaptive triggers, and a built-in microphone, it's a premium piece of kit, and a key PS5 selling point. Here at...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 349

    Rollercoaster of love

    For many of our American readers, this will be your last weekend before your PlayStation 5 arrives, which is insanely exciting news. Of course, there’s still absolutely tons to play on the PlayStation 4, so we’re sure you’ll find a way to pass the time. Shall we WAYP? Sammy Barker, Editor: I’ve been busy with the PS5...

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