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  • Feature 12 PS5, PS4 Predictions for 2021

    Fortune teller

    How can you possibly predict the unpredictable? 2020 has, for every person on the planet, been the most bizarre year imaginable – and now, as we look forward to 2021, it’s almost impossible to imagine what the future holds. The show must go on, nevertheless, and our annual PlayStation predictions are part of the New Year ritual...

  • Game of the Year Best PS5, PS4 Story of 2020

    More than a Telltale

    For some, gameplay is the main tell of a quality video game. For others, story is king. A great narrative can be what pushes you through an otherwise dreary set of mechanics and systems, with the prospect of another plot twist on the horizon just enough to keep you going. And the best thing is that those very stories are only...

  • Game of the Year Liam's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    Simping for Dina

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of senior staff writer Liam Croft. 5. Astro's Playroom: Who would have thought that a PS5 pack-in title would end up being one...

  • News Sony Reportedly Refunding Purchases of Maneater on PS5 Following PS Plus Announcement

    Cash flow

    In case you missed the news yesterday, Sony has announced the PlayStation Plus lineup for January 2021. In addition to PS4 games Greedfall and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, PS5 owners can look forward to Maneater, a nautical open world action title about being a big bloody shark. That's good news on its own, but those who recently bought the...

  • Soapbox PS5's Pad Has Made All Other Controllers Feel Ancient

    Haptic feedback

    At the time of writing this, I’m playing Cyberpunk 2077, and besides all its other issues – and there are lots of them – one thing that’s bothering me is its lack of DualSense support. Obviously this is a PlayStation 4 game so I never expected it to take advantage of the PlayStation 5 pad, but here me out here: it’s hard to...

  • News PS5, PS4 Survive Xmas PlayStation Network Onslaught

    Stayin' online

    A huge shout out is owed to the PlayStation Network engineers who kept us playing happily over the holidays. While it’s been a while since Sony’s servers faced any serious outages, it’s always worth remembering that for some unlucky technicians, Christmas is the most challenging period of the year. With new PlayStation 5...

  • Game of the Year Stephen's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    Dreaming big

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PS4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of associate editor Stephen Tailby. 5. Bugsnax: I was smitten with Bugsnax from the moment I saw its announcement trailer back in the summer...

  • Mini Review Maneater (PS5) – Shiny Bits and Bobs Make for a Fin Time

    Let’s fin-ish this

    Republished on Wednesday 30th December, 2020: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of January 2021's PS Plus lineup. The original text follows. One of a number of free next-gen upgrade titles being offered on Sony’s newest hardware, developer Tripwire has returned to its undersea all...

  • News Sony Sends Employees Custom Commemorative PS5 Jackets

    Drip feed

    There’s snow beginning to appear on the ground, but Sony is keeping employees warm with custom PlayStation 5 jackets. It’s unclear exactly who it’s sending these limited edition coats to, but we’ve seen several Tweets about them now, including this one from Naughty Dog’s Senior QA Jan 'Gabby' Llanillo. Looks like these are...

  • Rumour PS5 Ships 3.4 Million Units in First Four Weeks

    Sony sets new hardware record

    Sony’s been surprisingly coy when it comes to console sales numbers of the PlayStation 5, but we reckon that comes down to the fact that demand has vastly outpaced supply. Regardless, a report by Digitimes – citing “industry sources” – claims that the manufacturer shipped an eye-watering 3.4 million next-gen...

  • Soapbox I Can't Keep Up with Service Games

    Let it go

    The way we play games is changing – or, at least, the way I play games is changing. Historically, I’ve always been a one-and-done player; from my collection of favourites, it’s only really the Shenmue saga that I’ve revisited multiple times. And, strangely, GUN – I’ve beaten the PlayStation 2 Western at least half-a-dozen times...

  • Game of the Year #4 - Demon's Souls

    You have a heart of gold

    Who better than Bluepoint to tackle one of the medium’s most sought-after remakes? Given the studio’s stellar track record, it was hard not to immediately expect greatness from its next big project. Despite those sky-high expectations, Demon’s Souls manages to not only be an extraordinary technical showcase and a...

  • Game of the Year Sammy's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    Drama queen

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PS4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of editor Sammy Barker. 5. Cyberpunk 2077: I’ve always appreciated The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the impact it had on the industry as a...

  • News UK Sales Charts: FIFA 21 Reclaims Top Spot, Cyberpunk 2077 in Eighth

    Another 57% drop in sales

    Assassin's Creed Valhalla couldn't continue its stint at the top of the UK sales charts as FIFA 21 takes first place for the week ending 26th December 2020. The top 10 list of the biggest physical sellers across the United Kingdom contains the usual suspects for the past seven days, with Ubisoft's Viking RPG slipping to...

  • Game of the Year #5 - Astro's Playroom

    Astro-nomical

    The PlayStation 5 wasn't short of stellar launch games, but we're not sure many expected a freebie pack-in title to be among the best. Believe it or not, Astro's Playroom is an absolute gem; the fact all PS5 owners get it for free means your next-gen journey starts with a bang. All this game needed to be was a decent example piece for...

  • Game of the Year Jade's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    JRPG jamboree

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Jade Sayers. 5. Astro’s Playroom: The perfect game to see in the PS5 era with. Astro’s Playroom is exactly the...

  • News dbrand Reveals Black PS5 Faceplates Because You Assholes Can Install Them

    And they look great

    Do you recall console customisation specialist dbrand’s brutally honest post about PlayStation 5 skins? For those of you who don’t recall, the outrageously candid company wrote on Reddit that it had intended to make lots of money from manufa

  • Soapbox Rainbow Six: Siege Is My Favorite Shooter of All Time and I Hate It

    A wretched hive of scum and villainy

    The Push Square PlayStation 5 review of Rainbow Six: Siege went through quite a few changes. Originally a monstrously large article, the word count was trimmed by scaling back the amount of time I spent focusing on the game’s problems with cheating and toxicity. But I still have more to say on the subject. And...

  • Game of the Year Jamie's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    Emotions running high

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PS4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of retro specialist Jamie O'Neill. 5. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales: My favourite part of Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the...

  • Game of the Year Top 10 PS5, PS4 Soundtracks of 2020

    Greatest hits

    The end of the year tends to bring with it lots of work. Lots of articles to write, lots of games to gush about. And one of the fun ones every year is our countdown of the best game music of the year. We'll be going over what we felt were the ten best soundtracks to grace a PlayStation console in 2020. 10. Vader Immortal: A Star Wars...

  • Game of the Year Video Liam's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    For Tsushima

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PS4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of video producer Liam Richardson. 5. Dreams: Confession time — I’ve yet to make a single game within Dreams. I know, pretty embarrassing...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 356

    Season's gaming

    Happy holidays, everyone! We know it probably wasn’t the same as usual, but we sincerely hope you had an enjoyable and, crucially, safe Christmas this year. Of course, with the big day over, it’s now time for you to relax – and also play some games. Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m just about wrapping up my stay in Night City...

  • Guide Best PS5, PS4 Boxing Day 2020 Deals

    The biggest PlayStation savings on Boxing Day

    What are the best PS5, PS4 Boxing Day 2020 deals? Once upon a time, the day after Christmas was the most important in the shopping calendar, but since Black Friday has exploded around the globe, its importance has lessened. Still, you'll no doubt be feeling flush if Santa brought you cash over Xmas, and...

  • Quiz Push Square's PlayStation Quiz of the Year 2020

    Answering for everything that happened this year

    Welcome to Push Square's PlayStation Quiz of the Year 2020. In this epic quiz, we're going to test your knowledge of the past 12 months. We'll be asking questions on some of the biggest, strangest, and most interesting stories of 2020 — all you have to do is fire up that memory of yours. From game...

  • Game of the Year John's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    Bah humbug

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PS4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of reviewer John Cal McCormick. 5. Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition: Ultimately, I found that I enjoyed Kentucky Route Zero most at the...

  • Guide New PS5, PS4 Games This Week (21st December to 27th December)

    Override 2! Xmas!

    What new PS5 and PS4 games are releasing in physical retailers and as part of the PlayStation Store update this week? It's the final week before Christmas, which means you probably shouldn't expect too many new titles, but Override 2: Super Mech League is due out just ahead of the holidays. For a full list of all new PS5 game...

  • News Sony Releases Official PS5 Controller Driver for Linux

    Merry Christmas

    Here’s a story that’s destined to delight Linux fans – and dismay Windows users. Sony has published an official DualSense driver for Linux, allowing the PlayStation 5 pad to be used in both USB and Bluetooth mode with the operating system. It includes the full array of functionality, including rumble, touchpad, the lightbar,...

  • Game of the Year #9 - Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

    Miles high club

    Insomniac Games has got this whole superhero thing figured out, hasn’t it? Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales doesn’t stray particularly far from its 2018 debut, but that doesn’t make it any less worthy of its position on our list. This is gaming comfort food of the best possible kind: an engaging coming of age tale starring...

  • Talking Point Which Free January 2021 PS Plus Games Do You Want?

    A brand new year for PlayStation Plus

    What’s the January 2021 PlayStation Plus lineup? When will the free January 2021 PS Plus games be announced? It's the first PS Plus update of a New Year, so Sony will surely want to start things off strongly. To be fair, the platform holder handed out almost $800 as part of the subscription in 2020, which is a...

  • Game of the Year Graham's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    The path to Kentucky

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PS4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Graham Banas. 5. Pistol Whip: I’ve been on record as having a particular soft spot for rhythm games in VR. But even...

  • Guide Cyberpunk 2077: All Endings and How to Unlock Them

    All conclusions for V's adventure

    What are all Cyberpunk 2077's endings and how do you unlock them? As part of our Cyberpunk 2077 guide, we're going to outline all of the game's primary endings and how to unlock them. It's worth noting that your Lifepath (See Also: Cyberpunk 2077: Which Lifepath Should You Choose?), playstyle, and decisions up to...

  • News Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.06 Out Now on PS5, PS4, Promises Less Crashes on Consoles

    Improved memory management

    Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.06 has just been deployed on PS4 (and PS5 through backwards compatibility). It's the game's second update in the space of a week, with this particular patch promising "improved memory management and stability" on consoles. In theory, this should result in fewer crashing issues — something that has...

  • Game of the Year #10 - The Pathless

    Goodbye yellow brick road

    Giant Squid sure went for it on its sophomore game, didn’t they? After debuting with ABZÛ, they somehow pushed the envelope even further, delivering the luscious open-world experience that is The Pathless. Evoking feelings in line with some all-time greats like Shadow of the Colossus, Giant Squid’s latest endeavour is...

  • Guide Cyberpunk 2077: All Trophies and How to Unlock the Platinum

    A walkthrough for all the Trophies in Cyberpunk 2077

    In this Cyberpunk 2077 Trophy roadmap, we're going to explain how to unlock the Platinum Trophy in CD Projekt RED's behemoth sci-fi role-playing game, Cyberpunk 2077. As part of our Cyberpunk 2077 guide, we're going to outline all of the Trophies and how to unlock them. We've also included a...

  • Guide Best PS5 and PS4 Christmas Gifts for 2020

    Wallets at the ready

    It's December, which means the world goes bonkers buying all manner of gifts for loved ones. Christmas is right around the corner, but many still leave their shopping until the last second. If you've still got some presents to buy, your time isn't up yet. For any PlayStation fans in your life, look no further than this gift...

  • Guide 10 Things You Should Do First with Your New PS5 This Christmas

    Tips and tricks to getting started with PlayStation 5

    PlayStation 5 has arrived, and if you got a new console for Christmas, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed right now. Obviously, you’ve been waiting patiently all year for the next-gen platform, but with so much on offer out of the box, you may be wondering where to start. Firstly, we...

  • News These Unofficial PS Stores Put Sony's to Shame

    Shop smart

    Shopping the PS Store this holiday? You may as well give up on Sony’s official web-based effort, as it’s held together by Sellotape and Blu-Tack. And even if you own a spangly new PlayStation 5, then there’s a strong chance you won’t be able to see the latest round of discounted games, as there’s a lottery on whether you see the...

  • News These PS4 Games Can Be Bought for Pennies from the PS Store

    Cheap and cheerful

    PS Store sales have got bigger and better over the years, and at this point they rival Steam’s infamous promotions. Sony, historically, always goes hard over the New Year period, and it’s launched another gigantic January sale this week, including over 1,000 items in total. But did you know there are a handful of titles...

  • Game of the Year Lloyd's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    Pretending I'm a Spider-Man

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PS4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Lloyd Coombes. 5. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales: Following up on one of my favourite titles of the...

  • Reaction Sony's New PS Store Is Actively Preventing Fans from Spending Money

    Cash saver

    Goodness gracious, the new PS Store is an absolutely flabbergasting heap of horse doo, isn’t it? Look, we understand: coronavirus, new consoles, complicated – we recognise that rolling out a new iteration of the PlayStation Store can’t be easy. But after the previous versions – which were also rubbish, for the record – we liked...

  • Guide Best Upcoming PS5, PS4 RPGs

    Worlds worth visiting

    What are the best upcoming PS5 RPGs? What are the best upcoming PS4 RPGs? The role-playing genre is an incredibly expansive one, containing so many unique experiences that we think it's fit to detail some of the ones packing the most potential coming to both PS5 and PS4 in the future. There are some turn-based titles in here as...

  • News PS5 Now Warns You if You're About to Play the PS4 Version of a Cross-Gen Game

    Putting its best foot forward

    Here's a Christmas surprise for you all. Sony has sneakily added a message onto PlayStation 5 that should help quell confusion around whether you're playing the PS4 or PS5 version of a game. Up to now, the new console hasn't done a great job of letting you know whether you have the last-gen or new-gen version of a title...

  • News PS Store Holiday Sale Has More Than 1,000 PS5, PS4 Deals

    Assassin's Creed! Sekiro! Tony Hawk!

    Sony is going big this holiday season, welcoming in the new year with a bumper January sale on the PlayStation Store that could lay claim to the biggest selection of discounts the storefront has ever seen. We've got over 1,000 PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 titles to choose from, and all of these discounts will...

  • News PlayStation Studios and Other Teams Wish Happy Holidays with Digital Christmas Cards

    Ho ho ho

    It's the holiday season, with Christmas just a few days away. As has become tradition over on the PlayStation Blog, there's now a big selection of festive digital cards from various gaming companies, and they're well worth a look. Of course, Sony's first-party PlayStation Studios are front and centre here, with the likes of Sucker Punch,...

  • Feature Our PS5, PS4 Predictions for 2020 - How Did We Do?

    The year of turmoil

    The truly terrible year that was 2020 comes to a close in just a handful of days, which many will be rightfully celebrating. But before we can look ahead to the next set of 365 days, it's time to take a look back at the predictions made by the Push Square editorial team at the beginning of the year. 2020 was a milestone year for...

  • Random This Guy Has Five PS5s

    How many do you have?

    He's only gone and done it! After collecting three PlayStation 3s and four PlayStation 4s, YouTuber LoadingReadyRun now has five PlayStation 5 consoles to his name. He has one in his bedroom, another in his home theatre, one for the bathroom, an extra in the en-suite "to ensure even coverage", and one final one in the garden...

  • News Returnal Looks Super Cool in New Gameplay Clips

    Lots of rogue-like action

    Returnal looks set to be the first major PlayStation 5 exclusive out the gate in 2021, and if these new gameplay snippets are anything to go by, Housemarque could be onto a real winner here. The footage is accompanied by game director Harry Krueger, who discusses the origins of the rogue-like shooter. Originally codenamed...

  • News PS Store January Sale Starts Tomorrow, Promises 'Huge Savings'

    Includes full games and DLC

    Sony has been sending out emails over the weekend informing PlayStation users of when the next round of discounts will hit the PlayStation Store. Spoiler alert: it's tomorrow. The January sale will kick into gear within the next 24 hours, containing deals for both full games and DLC. The email reads: "Our epic January...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Assassin's Creed Valhalla Grabs Christmas Number One, Cyberpunk 2077 Slips to Third

    CD Projekt RED records 80% drop in sales

    The accolade might not be quite as celebrated as the UK singles chart (remember when The X Factor dominated that thing?), but Ubisoft must surely be pretty chuffed with bagging top spot in the UK gaming sales chart for Christmas time. Assassin's Creed Valhalla marks the first time both the franchise and...

  • News PS5 Hardware Trailer Is Completely X-Rated

    Not safe for work

    Sony’s dropped a new PlayStation 5 hardware trailer, showing its entire next-gen product line. This is a saucy clip that’s certainly not safe for work, indulging in all of the curves and angles of the company’s new console. It’s not massively dissimilar to videos we’ve seen of the device in the past, but we’re always...

  • Poll Did You Request a Cyberpunk 2077 Refund on PS5, PS4?

    Reclaiming your Eddies

    In a crazy year like 2020, we probably should have expected Cyberpunk 2077’s utter implosion – but it’s still taken us by surprise, we must admit. If the state of the game wasn’t already shocking enough, we’re still reeling from Sony’s decision to remove the role-playing release from the PS Store. It’s just an...

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