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Poll Are You Happy with Your PS Plus Extra, Premium Games for March 2023?
Plus or minus?
We're not going to beat around the bush: PS Plus Extra is pretty good, isn't it? The middle tier of Sony's subscription service has quickly established a large catalogue of great PS5 and PS4 games, and it feels like it's being meaningfully expanded every single month. March 2023's additions bring some real value as well. Delightful...
News PS Plus Premium Subs Treated to a Trio of Retro Treats Next Week
There’s no doubt about it: PS Plus has improved dramatically across all three tiers this year. Sony revealed the full lineup of games for PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium subscribers earlier, with members of the latter getting treated to a trio of tasty retro releases –
News Sony Quietly Adds Trophies to Another PS Plus Premium Classic
It didn’t get off to the best start, but Sony does appear to be quietly correcting PS Plus Premium’s biggest issues. The last drop included a decent number of classics, while the platform holder has fixed some of the NTSC and PAL issues that plagued the launch period. And now, it appears to be casually rolli
Mini Review Ridge Racer 2 (PSP) - A Greatest Hits Album for Arcade Racing Royalty
Now that's what I call drifting
The original release of PSP's Ridge Racer 2 could be criticised for being almost exactly the same game as its predecessor, only with a few more tracks and modes. However, that doesn't really matter today, especially now it's one of the rare Ridge Racer titles playable on modern consoles. With its one blemish now moot,...
News Iconic PlayStation Franchise Gran Turismo Surpasses 90 Million Copies Sold
As series celebrates 25th anniversary
Gran Turismo, arguably the most iconic PlayStation franchise of all time, has surpassed 90 million units since its inception. As the series celebrates its 25th anniversary, creator Kazunori Yamauchi – who remains a force at developer Polyphony Digital – revealed the milestone in a reflective PS Blog post, in...
Mini Review Pinball Heroes (PSP) - First-Party PlayStation Time Capsule in Pinball Form
Pinball Heroes feels like a strange snapshot of time, and we mean that in the best possible way. Originally released for the PSP in 2009 as eight digitally downloadable tables, it launched just prior to PlayStation rediscovering its mojo. The context is key here: the PS3 was getting its butt stomped by the Xbox 360, and PS Studios was...
News PS Plus Premium Classic Pinball Heroes Has Trophies, and It's an Easy Platinum
With PS Plus Premium, a handful of games in the classics catalogue have been retrofitted with Trophies — a nice addition that gives a modern kick to these antiquated adventures. The latest old school title to receive Trophy support is Pinball Heroes, a PSP collection featuring tables based on various PlayStation properties. The...
Poll Are You Happy with Your PS Plus Extra, Premium Games for December 2022?
Plus or minus?
A whopping 22 games are coming to PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium next week for December's big update. Highlights include the excellent Judgment, a trio of Far Cry titles, the two Middle-earth games, and inspired CRPG Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
PSP's best games, ranked and rated
What are the best PSP games? First released on 12th December, 2004 in its native Japan, Sony’s initial foray into the handheld arena followed years and years of speculation. The company officially acknowledged the device a year prior, at E3 2003, with PlayStation creator Ken Kutaragi describing it as a “Walkman...
Random Chloe Grace Moretz Is Eager for Sony to Make a New PSP
"That thing was so fun"
It turns out actress Chloe Grace Moretz is a closet PSP fan! The actress, perhaps best known for her role as Mindy McCready in Kick-Ass, took to Twitter to ponder why PlayStation hadn’t made another handheld. “That thing was so fun,” she exclaimed. Depressingly, many replies pointed to the disastrous performance of the...
News Mortal Kombat Celebrates 30 Years of Fatalities with Mind Blowing Montage
Get over here and watch it
Mortal Kombat is celebrating 30 years of brutality, and while fans had been hoping for a new game announcement – or, perhaps, a compilation of old ones – this montage trailer will have to suffice. To be fair, it’s impressive: it segues between classic retro footage of the old arcade Mortal Kombat games and modern...
News PS Plus Essential, Extra, and Premium PS5, PS4 Games for September 2022 Announced
Every PS Plus tier revealed
Update: Sony has now confirmed PS Plus lineup for all tiers of its subscription. That means, as previously reported, Toem (PS5), Need for Speed Heat (PS4), and Granblue Fantasy Versus (PS4) join the list of All PS Plus Games as
News PSP Remake Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness Levelling Up PS Plus Premium in Japan
Grind it out
While not everyone is thrilled with the list of All PS Plus Games available as part of the classics selection with PS Plus Premium just yet, we do get the impression that the selection will be expanding quite a lot in the coming months. Indeed, another PSP game has been spotted on Sony’s servers in Japan, and this time it’s Disgaea:...
News PS Plus Extra, Premium Games for July 2022 Available to Download Now
Time to play Stray
The long lineup of PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium games added to the service as part of the July 2022 update can all be downloaded now off the PS Store. Essentially, this means you can s
News Bonus PSP Game Added to PS Plus Premium Lineup for July 2022
Echoshift is its name
Sony has surprised PS Plus Premium members with a bonus PSP title that will be included in the service's first Classic game drop since launch. Coming alongside LocoRoco Midnight Carnival and No Heroes Allowed! is Echoshift, a puzzle game that
Poll Are You Happy with Your PS Plus Extra, Premium Games for July 2022?
Have your say
Here it is, then: the very first PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium refreshes since the two tiers launched last month. The new PS5, PS4, and Classic titles will be available for download from 19th July 2022, but until then, we want to hear your thoughts on the lineup. As a quick refresh of the new gam
News Dino Crisis, Ridge Racer 2, and Soul Calibur Listed for PS Plus Premium, But Only in Italy
Update: Already removed from the blog post
Update: Dino Crisis, Ridge Racer 2, and Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny have now been removed from the Italian PlayStation Blog post, suggesting this was simply an error. With the games already on Sony's lips, t
News PSP's LocoRoco Midnight Carnival Coming to PS Plus Premium on PS5, PS4
PS Store listing practically confirms it
Brilliant PSP platformer LocoRoco Midnight Carnival is coming to PS5 and PS4 as part of PS Plus Premium (or, indeed, PS Plus Deluxe). While the game is yet to be officially announced for the service, it’s been listed on the PS Store, presumably in preparation for an imminent release. The page description
News PSP Game Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth Part of Valkyrie Elysium Deluxe Edition
Possible PS Plus Premium addition?
PSP game Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth will be bundled in with the deluxe edition of Valkyrie Elysium on the PS Store, it has been confirmed. The new Square Enix RPG confirmed a release date of 29th September 2022 overnight, and the game's
News Some Fans Think PSP's Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Is Getting a PS5, PS4 Remaster
Big news is expected during a ten-minute, 25th anniversary Final Fantasy VII broadcast tomorrow – and notorious leaker The Snitch may have arrived early to the party. The snoop, who has a 100 per cent batting record thus far, posted a cropped image of Zack Fair from Final Fantasy VII Remake to his
News Do You Really Love the PS Vita? Now You Can Get One Framed
Or a PSP, if you're old-school
The PS Vita was dealt a pretty unfair hand. Launched at a time when the handheld market was facing stiff competition from smartphones, Sony's last portable had power, ability, and some great games – but it simply couldn't find the mass market penetration it needed to succeed against Nintendo's 3DS (and even that...
News Sony Patches Band-Aid into PS Plus' PS1 Games, As Emulation Is Taken to Task
New patch released makes things worse
We’ve written a lot about the pros and cons of PS1 emulation on PS5 and PS4, but leave it to Digital Foundry to compile the best analysis yet. A new video published today really breaks down the areas Sony needs to improve in, and it’s a constructive watch that’s free of any hyperbole or ranting. All in...
News PSP Classic Resistance Retribution Likely Coming to PS Plus Premium
New age ratings for PS5, PS4 versions found
PSP title Resistance Retribution has received a new age rating in Korea for PS5 and PS4 versions, meaning it could be included in PS Plus Premium in the near future. The Game Rating and Administration of Korea board issued the rating for Sony Bend's third-person shooter, as spotted by Gematsu.
News PSP's Ridge Racer 2 Looks Tasty in Upressed PS5, PS4 Screenshots
Ooh, boy – we hope you’ve got one of those battery-operated pocket fans handy, because retro PSP title Ridge Racer 2 is looking hot upressed on PS5 and PS4. These screenshots have been scraped directly from the PS Store, so are official images that the publisher’s using to promote the game – but it’s clear Sony’s emulator is...
News More PS1, PSP Games Launching on PS Plus Premium Revealed
PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium are less than 48 hours away from launch in select Asian territories, and even more PS1 and PSP games are beginning to hit the PS Store ahead of the rollout. We now know PSP title Ridge Racer 2
News No Mention of Trophies for PS Plus Premium's PS1, PSP Games
Trophy not unlocked
Sony has finally given its new PS Plus tiers a proper reveal, and the overhauled service is starting to sound quite enticing. However, it's worth noting that, at the time of writing this article, there's been no mention of classic PS1 and PSP titles having Trophy support. Obviously that's not confirmation, but it does strongly...
News You May Already Own Some of the Retro PS Plus Titles
Even if you bought them on PS3 or PSP
What’s this?! Sony in a shockingly consumer friendly move has confirmed that “select” PS1 and PSP titles launching as part of the new PS Plus Premium tier will be available individually, meaning you’ll be able to purchase them from the PS Store even if you don’t want to subscribe. More importantly, if...
News PS1, PSP Games on PS Plus Premium Can Have Save States, Rewind, and Improved Performance
Better than ever
As we already know, the new PS Plus Premium tier will offer classic PS1, PS2, and PSP titles, but Sony's only just revealed how these games will be enhanced on PS5 and PS4. According to Sony, "select" PS1 and PSP titles will have features like save states (allowing you to save the game at any time) and rewind functionality (letting...
Rumour PS Plus Premium's PS1, PS2, PSP Games Have Started to Leak
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 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...
Poll What Do You Expect from Retro PlayStation Games on PS5, PS4?
Save states? Rewind? Trophies?
There was unexpected excitement during this desperately dull April earlier today when a bunch of classic Syphon Filter games were rated for release on the PlayStation 5 and PS4 in South Korea. The releases – expanding to pretty much every entry in the series, aside from its PS2 outing Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain...
News Syphon Filter Games Rated, Likely for PS Plus Premium
1, 2, Dark Mirror, and Logan's Shadow
Many Syphon Filter games have been rated for release in Korea, likely in preparation for the launch of PS Plus Premium in June. Reported by Gematsu, PS1 titles Syphon Filter and
Talking Point What PS1, PS2, and PSP Games Do You Want on PS Plus Premium?
Let's go retro
The big headline on Planet PlayStation right now is the overhaul of PS Plus. The subscription service is to be merged with PS Now, with three tiers providing more benefits the more you pay. We won't explain each PS Plus tier right here, but the most expensive option is PS Plus Premium. The most eye-catching addition is
Poll We Want You to Rate Your Favourite PSP Games
Help us build a definitive list
With Sony now more or less completely withdrawn from the handheld gaming market, it’s perhaps easy to forget that the PSP was a huge success. While it was pretty much always in the Nintendo DS’ shadow, the system sold a staggering 80 million units throughout its lifespan, and served as a precursor to pocketable...
Random This Is How PlayStation Consoles Would Look if They Rendered Themselves
This is brilliantly random: how would each PlayStation console look if it rendered itself? Electronics Hub sought to answer that exact question, and came up with this stunning infographic. Effectively what you’re seeing is each Sony system – from the PS1 all the way through to the PS5 – rendered within the boundaries of its own...
Guide PS5 Backwards Compatibility: Can You Play PS3, PS2, and PS1 Games on PlayStation 5?
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...
Weirdness These PlayStation Sound Effect Acapellas Are Oddly Awesome
Each PlayStation startup sound has defined a generation, so it’s bizarre to see them performed acapella by YouTube group Maytree. From the bowel rumbling bass of the PS1’s intro all the way through to the PSP’s upbeat jingle, this is both spot-on and strange. It’s particularly amusing to see just how much energy is being invested...
News With the Steam Deck Announced, This Is What a Next-Gen PSP Could Be
Sony is, quite clearly, done with the handheld market. While there’s no question Nintendo has enjoyed enormous success with its hybrid hardware Nintendo Switch, the previous portable PlayStation failed to capture the imagination of gamers – even if the PS Vita is considered something of a cult classic these days. But...
News PSP's Store Closes Today, But Its Games Are Still Up for Grabs on PS3 and PS Vita
All is not lost
Remember earlier in the year when Sony planned to close down the PlayStation Stores on PS3, PS Vita, and PSP? Of course, the corporation walked this decision back after no small amount of criticism, although the PSP's digital storefront would still be switching off come 2nd July. Still, it's a better result than what was initially on...
Feature 10 PS3, PSP, PS Vita Games You May Not Realise Had a Physical Release
Plug the gaps in your physical collection
After the news that Sony is closing down its older PlayStation Stores, we’ve been taking a look at the PS3 and PSP/Vita games you won’t want to miss out on. Players can continue re-downloading t
Feature 10 Digital-Only PSP, PS Vita Games to Buy Before the PS Store Closes
Grab those handheld games before they disappear
By now, you’ve likely seen Sony’s plan to close down the PlayStation 3 and Vita stores this Summer. We had our suspicions for some time — after last year’s redesigned PSN web store dropped both sets of games — and news officially came through earlier this month. You can still re-download...
News Around 2,200 Digital Games on the Chopping Block When Sony Closes PS3, PS Vita, PSP Stores
Rough analysis reveals scale of shutdown
Just how many digital games will be lost when Sony closes the PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PSP storefronts? According to VGC, we’re looking at some 2,200 titles that will not be available to purchase on PlayStation in any form once the PS3 and PSP servers shutdown on 2nd July and PS Vita servers close on...
Reaction Sony's Storefront Closures Put PS5, PS4 Backwards Compatibility Efforts Back in Focus
It hurts to see PlayStation's history left behind
Alongside long overdue confirmation of the closure of its PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PSP storefronts today, Sony noted that the changes will allow the organisation to “refocus our resources for PS Store on PS5 and PS4, which will enable us to enhance the customer experience even further”. It’s...
News Sony Confirms PS3, PS Vita, PSP Store Closures, Downloads Will Be Retained
Shifting focus and resources to PS5, PS4
Sony has officially confirmed the closure of its legacy PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PSP storefronts. As previously reported, PS3 and PSP will be closed on 2nd July, while PS Vita will shut on 27th August. While you will still be able to download all of your previous software and video purchases – including...
News Sony Must Communicate Its Plans for PS3, PS Vita, and PSP
We need clear information
This week, a report revealed that Sony plans to disable the PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PSP’s storefronts for purchasing. According to the article published by The Gamer, the PS3 and PSP shops will go offline from 2nd July, and the PS Vita will be disabled on 27th August. We’ve asked the platform holder to elaborate on...
News PS3, PS Vita, and PSP Online Stores to Close This Summer, Says New Report
Happening this July and August
According to a new report from Kirk Mckeand of The Gamer, Sony plans to shutter the online stores associated with its PlayStation 3 console and handheld devices PS Vita and PSP. This means you won't be able to purchase digital versions of any of the games listed on the storefronts. The PS3 and PSP shops are supposedly...
News Longtime PlayStation Fans Vote PS4 as Their Favourite Sony Console
Most users have been playing since PSone
Earlier this month, we hosted a poll here on the site in conjunction with PlayStation's 25th anniversary. We asked our community about their favourite Sony console, offering six possible voting options: Original PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PSP, PlayStation 3, Vita, and PlayStation 4. Over 900 votes were cast,...
Poll PlayStation Is 25 Years Old Today - What Is Your Favourite PlayStation Console?
It's time to Play
The original PlayStation launched today -- that's the 3rd December at the time of writing -- in Japan 25 years ago. Since that day, Sony's video game brand has been a dominant force worldwide. Sure, PlayStation has had its sticky moments -- the early life of the PlayStation 3 immediately comes to mind -- but there's simply no...
Talking Point What if the PS5 Could Play Games from Every PlayStation Console?
Here’s an outlandish idea: what if the PlayStation 5 could play games from every PlayStation console ever made – including the handhelds? To be clear, that would include: PS5, PS4, PS3, PS2, PSone, PS Vita, and PSP – the manufacturer’s entire 25 year history, in one device. Obviously, we wouldn’t expect the next-gen console to...
Feature As the PSPgo Turns 10, We Remember the Handheld Ahead of Its Time
Up and go
This is going to make you feel old: the PSPgo is now 10-years-old. Sony’s digital-only handheld revision released on 1st October, 2009 – a decade ago. Back then, Push Square was still in its infancy, and yours truly had some, shall we say, thoughts about the negativity surrounding the device. The thing is, looking back on it all now,...
News The Persona Series Hits 10 Million Copies Sold
That's a lot of inner selves
The Persona series, which began all the way back in 1996 on the original PlayStation, has reached ten million copies sold, no doubt much to the delight of Atlus. It's a big milestone for a franchise that started life as a Shin Megami Tensei spin-off title, and it's a property that has only recently found mainstream...
News No, Tetris 99 Isn't Available on PSP
Or any other PlayStation platform
One of the most surprising announcements to come out of last night's Nintendo Direct was for a brand new free-to-play Tetris title. It's called Tetris 99, and pits 99 online players against each other in a battle royale style free for all. It sounds bonkers, and it kind of is, but it genuinely looks like a great...
Guide Best Assassin's Creed Games Ranked
Ah, Assassin's Creed. The success of Ubisoft's massively popular open world series is partly responsible for pushing the publisher up near the very top of the industry food chain, where it now sits alongside the likes of EA and Activision. But as is the case with any long standing franchise, Creed has had its ups and downs. Some of its...
Guide Best Metal Gear Solid Games Ranked
Metal Gear Solid is one of the greatest video game franchises of all time, and so it’s a good job that it’s synonymous with PlayStation. With every single mainline release putting in an appearance on a Sony system, it’s hard not to associate the famous Solid Snake with the family of consoles, despite only one entry remaining an...
Feature It's Time to Celebrate the PSP, Sony's 21st Century Walkman
"I believe we made the most beautiful thing in the world"
With the PlayStation Vita on life support and Sony seemingly disinterested in tackling the handheld arena again, it's easy to forget that not so long ago the Japanese giant was celebrating the fact that for the first time in decades, Nintendo's dominance in the realm of portable consoles had...
News Gran Turismo Sales Top 80 Million Units Across 20 Years
Va va voom
Racing games are nowhere near as popular as they once were, but Gran Turismo has managed to remain relevant over a 20 year period. Once the biggest brand in Sony’s stable – it’s probably been eclipsed by the likes of Uncharted, The Last of Us, and even Horizon in recent times – the series continues to be a steady seller, with the...
News There's a PSP Emulator Hidden in the PS4 Version of PaRappa the Rapper
Remaster runs from UMD disc image
PaRappa the Rapper’s relatively recent remaster is actually an emulated version of the PlayStation Portable release with new textures. Some amazing technical tomfoolery from hackers working with cracked PlayStation 4 consoles has revealed that the rhythm game is running on a UMD disc image, identical to the...
Guide Best God of War Games Ranked
In the pantheon of popular PlayStation intellectual properties, God of War occupies the throne room alongside other household names like Uncharted and Gran Turismo. But which is the best of Kratos’ bloody escapades to date? Ahead of the release of this year’s reimagining, we’ve returned to Ancient Greece in order to, er, order each...
Poll Is Persona 5 the Best Persona Game?
Now it's personal
Now that Persona 5 has been out for a good few months, we thought it was about time to ask the ultimate question: is it the best Persona game? Atlus' latest entry in the role-playing series was met with universal critical acclaim and it's safe to say that gamers went absolutely nuts for it. It quickly became the best selling title...
Video The History of the PlayStation Store
A decade of digital
A little over ten years ago, Sony cut the ribbon on a new virtual shopping plaza: the PlayStation Store. Opening for business alongside the PlayStation 3, the inaugural digital storefront was as rudimentary as these things get: it was essentially a web page with a couple of games for sale and some trailers. Who could have...
News Sony Shutting LittleBigPlanet's Servers Down in Japan
And some in the West
If you're a Japanese gamer who loves LittleBigPlanet, then you may want to start tapping down on your d-pad: Sony's shutting down the servers for all three of the main games, as well as LittleBigPlanet Karting, LittleBigPlanet Vita, and LittleBigPlanet Portable. Essentially, the series is over in the East, it would seem. The...
News Japan Votes for PlayStation's Most Memorable Games
Long in the memory
Famitsu, the famous Japanese gaming magazine, is celebrating its 30th anniversary – and it's asked readers to vote for their most memorable games per console as a consequence. A whopping 2,921 people responded, with the rules stating that participants could only pen one title per platform. We've included the top ten titles for...
Site News Uncharted 2 Is PlayStation's Greatest Ever Game According to Push Square Readers
Ever industrious Push Square reader themcnoisy couldn't have timed the results for our greatest PlayStation game poll any better, could he? For those who haven't been keeping tabs, readers have been voting on the best games ever released on a Sony system for months now – you may remember that we posted about the top 64 titles ea
Long time coming
The Summon Night series has a bit of a niche following in the strategy role-playing game genre. To the surprise of many, it was announced that a localized version of Summon Night 5 would not only get to launch on the PlayStation Network, but would also nab a physical release here in the West. So, is it worth dusting off the ol'...
Site News Our Forum Wants to Find Your Favourite Ever PlayStation Game
Time to vote
Organisational idol themcnoisy is back with another awesome forum contest, with the objective this time to determine the greatest PlayStation game of all time. There'll be a slew of rounds, contests, and battles before the ultimate winner is crowned, with the prologue stage well underway as we write. You've got until 29th February to...
News You Can, Er, Play Saints Row Undercover on Your PSP Now
Gat a load of this
Remember that crumby, cancelled Saints Row game for the PSP? Well, you can play it now. Volition has released the unfinished .iso file online, allowing you to test out the unreleased title for free. This is a pretty unprecedented move, so kudos to the developer for getting the game out into the public domain. We've no idea how...
News Saints Row Undercover Almost Took a Dump on PSP
Volition unearths forgotten project
There are already a handful of canned Saints Row projects that have leaked over the years, but Saints Row Undercover – a PlayStation Portable spin-off of Saints Row 2 – was forgotten by practically everyone. The project was officially cancelled all the way back in 2009, and has been left sitting in a Volition...
News Your Copy of The Misadventures of Tron Bonne Is About to Plummet in Value
Well, in North America anyway
Time to boot up eBay and offload one of your prize PSone possessions: The Misadventures of Tron Bonne is now available on the PlayStation Network. Following various ESRB leaks, Capcom has deployed the ultra-rare affair on the North American PlayStation Store for $5.99. There's good news for retro games tr
News PS4 Sales Push Past 22.3 Million as Sony Plans Profits
Holding out for a Hirai
Hacking scandals and closures caused Sony to sink to yet another $1.1 billion loss for the fiscal year that ended on 31st March, but the organisation is finally planning a profit for the 12 months ahead. The company expects to make a cool $1.2 billion for the coming business term, and while iPhone cameras take centre stage, i
Feature What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Everybody's Tennis?
Contrary to what some will tell you, the PlayStation Portable had some bloody good games, and among the best of these was and still is Everybody's Tennis – or, as it's known in North America, Hot Shots Tennis: Get a Grip. Developed by Japanese studio Clap Hanz, it's a supremely polished, accessible, and downright addictive tennis...
Talking Point What One Game Do You Always Come Back To?
The one and only
Addiction is a strong word, but that's how many would describe their need to play one single game time and time again. A title that you've never really been able to put down, something that your mind always wanders back to, whether it's because you're bored and unsure of what to play, or because you simply enjoy it so much. It may...
Live Not Even Hermes Can Keep Up with the God of War Done Quick Stream
God of War is celebrating its tenth anniversary this week, which explains why God of War III Remastered was announced out of the blue earlier today. But that's not the only celebration that developer Sony Santa Monica's got in store, as it's currently streaming a speed run of every release from the storied exclusive series. Tune in...
News The Chimera Will Crush Resistance: Retribution's Online Servers in May
Resistance is futile
It's not often that a handheld spin-off becomes the best entry in a console-based series, but this author reckons that Sony Bend's brilliant Resistance: Retribution gives Insomniac Games' numbered trilogy a real run for its money. Released on the PlayStation Portable way back in 2009, the outing offered a third-person twist on...
Review Brandish: The Dark Revenant (PlayStation Portable)
Resurrect an old friend
Brandish: The Dark Revenant was originally released on the Super Nintendo in 1991. Despite its rocky reception, it was eventually ported to the PlayStation Portable in 2009 in Japan. And, after six years, it's finally travelled overseas, with a full English localisation. The big question is: has it been worth the wait? The...
News There Are Some Pretty Impressive Savings to Be Had in This 20th Anniversary PlayStation Store Sale
Back for more
If the January PlayStation Store sale hasn't been enough to satiate your lust for savings, then these current 20th Anniversary deals might just claw away the last few coins from your wallet. Covering PS4, PS3, Vita, and even PSP games, the North American sale offers discounts on a large number of titles, and if you're a PlayStation...
Talking Point What Are Your Most Memorable PlayStation Multiplayer Feats?
Unless you're as competitive as a heavyweight boxer, playing online can be extraordinarily frustrating at times. There'll always be someone out there that's spent that little bit longer learning the intricacies of Call of Duty's maps or the ins-and-outs of FIFA's five star teams, and so you'll inevitably slump to regular defeats. The upshot...
News Sony Cashes in on PlayStation Nostalgia with EU Anniversary Sale
Classics get cut prices
PlayStation turns 20 today, meaning that while it’s not old enough to legally drink in most American states, it’s deserving of a darn good birthday bash. We’ve been doing our best to commemorate the launch of Sony’s first system all day, but if reading isn’t getting you in the party mood, why not play one of a dozen...
Talking Point What's Your Favourite PlayStation Startup Sequence?
Setting the scene
Republished on Tuesday, 2nd December 2014: We're bringing this article back from the archives to celebrate the PSone's big 20th Anniversary this week. The original feature follows. Originally published on Friday, 12th April 2013: While it’s difficult to topple the trembling sense of anticipation that comes when you greedily tug...
News Celebrate 20 Years of PlayStation with This Punchy Anniversary Trailer
Do not underestimate the power of PlayStation
It’s been a disappointing sort of day, with copious bugs and glitches getting in the way of what we all love the most – playing games. While we’ve been on a bit of a downer this afternoon, though, this trailer has lifted our spirits no end. The clip – designed to celebrate PlayStation’s...
News The Invizimals Appear on PS3 and Vita in North America Next Week
Hide and seek
Fun fact: the Invizimals franchise is absolutely enormous in developer Novarama’s home nation Spain, where it plays host to its own sticker book and Saturday morning cartoon series. It’s proved less popular in the UK and North America, but Sony seems to support it out of necessity if nothing else. That can be evidenced by the...
News Drive Away with a Deal in North American PSN Flash Sale
Perhaps in an attempt to celebrate the Singapore Grand Prix, Sony has launched a racing game flash sale on the North American PlayStation Store. Bursting with more podium position contenders than a Formula One starting grid, highlights include ModNation Racers and Need for Speed: Most Wanted for just $4.99,
News This Woman Likes Silent Hill Way More Than You Do
No argument here
This particular author may be penning this article while proudly wearing a Pyramid Head t-shirt – we kid you not – but we’ll happily concede that there are much bigger Silent Hill fans in the world. One such person is Whitney Chavis, who’s just won the Guinness World Record for the biggest – and probably only – Silent...
Store Update 10th September 2014 (Europe)
You look like you've seen a Ghost
Destiny’s out so we can finally stop talking about it, right? Wrong. Now that Bungie’s epic sci-fi shooter has fired its way onto physical and digital store shelves, we’re spending all of our time uncovering its secrets so that we can stuff your eyes with more articles than they can handle. Fortunately,...
News It's Rising Star Games' 10th Birthday, Which Means Massive Discounts in Europe
Deadly Premonition, King of Fighters, and loads of RPGs
Rising Star Games may not be the biggest and most well known studio outside of its loyal fanbase, but it may well be worth checking out its catalogue of PlayStation 3 and Vita games on the European PlayStation Store starting today. The company's sharing the joy of its 10th birthday with a...
Store Update 27th August 2014 (Europe)
As is the case in North America, there’s a metric ton to look forward to on the European PlayStation Store this week. Fetch leads the way in Sucker Punch’s 80s infused superhero spin-off inFAMOUS: First Light, but there’s also Metro Redux and
News Survive the Summer with Scorching European PS4, PS3, and Vita Savings
Sony seems fairly fond of gigantic cross-platform sales these days, and this latest summer offering looks set to turn up the temperature yet again. While not exactly loaded with hot deals, there are some worthwhile savings within this list that will likely tempt you into parting with your hard-earned cash. Alas, you’ll probably want to...
News PlayStation Hardware Sales Leave Xbox in the Dust
PS4 reverses firm's fortunes
It’s no real secret that the PlayStation 4 is a runaway success, and that’s been reflected by Sony’s latest hardware sales figures. In the platform holder’s most recent financial report, the company claims that its gaming business has seen a 95.7 per cent increase in revenue year-over-year, with the division...
Feature We're All Going on a Sony Summer Holiday
Fun in the sun
Cancel your cheeky week in Barbados or Benidorm, because Push Square Sabbaticals are taking you on an all-inclusive tour of the sunniest resorts in Sony land. During your ten day stay on Planet PlayStation, you’ll visit the most tantalising tourist spots that gaming has to offer, each lovingly laying out idyllic views, entertaining...
News Popular PlayStation Network Classics Cost Just $0.99 in US This Weekend
Are you in the market for a new video game? Worry not North American readers, as Sony has launched a brand new flash sale on the PlayStation Store, plunging the price of a slew of digital downloads down to just $0.99. Highlights include Dyad, Oddworld: Much’s Oddysee HD, and Papo & Yo, as well as the excellent
News Watch Sony Giants Mark Cerny and Andrew House Talk 20 Years of PlayStation
Best kick back and grab a snack before settling into this fascinating conversation with game development legend Mark Cerny and PlayStation boss Andrew House, because it lasts a whole hour. The duo cover just about everything, from their own careers to the consoles we all know and love. It certainly makes for an interesting watch, especially...
News Just About Every Japanese Game You Can Think of Has Been Discounted in This Massive EU PSN Sale
Gifts from the East
Fancy nabbing some great Japanese games for your PlayStation 3 or Vita? Kicking off today in Europe, the PlayStation Store is discounting a frankly ridiculous amount of Eastern titles. The bountiful sale will last two weeks, so there's thankfully plenty of time to pick and choose your favourites. From almost every Final Fantasy...
Who Would Win Wednesdays Patapon Army vs. Third Colossus Gaius
The E3 rush is finally over, and so it's time for another instalment of Who Would Win Wednesdays, a feature where we take two PlayStation personalities and imagine them kicking the snot out of each other. The week before the biggest event in gaming, we hosted a fight between raspy voiced generic protagonist Aiden Pearce and gritty gunman...
News PS4 Propels Sony Back to Global Hardware Sales Summit for First Time in Eight Years
Return of the king
In the most dramatic of comeback stories, Sony has reportedly reclaimed its place at the top of the video game industry for the first time since 2006. Japanese newspaper Nikkei claims that the giant sold a total of 18.7 million consoles (across the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Vita, and PSP) during the fiscal year that’s just...
Store Update 4th June 2014 (Europe)
Being a detective isn’t easy at the best of times, but we suspect that it’s a teensy bit more difficult when you’re dead. That’s the predicament that Ronan O’Connor faces in Murdered: Soul Suspect, the supernatural thriller from Square Enix. While ghosts are at the forefront of this week’s European PlayStation Store...
Talking Point What Are Your Fondest Memories of the PSP?
The whole world in your hands
There’s something poetic about the PlayStation Portable bowing out just as the PlayStation 4 claims its place at the head of the home console space. Back in the hazy days of 2004, a much more lucrative Sony was on top of the world, with the PlayStation 2 blowing away its competitors, and the Japanese giant’s...
News Farewell Old Friend! Sony to Cease Selling the PlayStation Portable
Pocketable platform turned off for the last time
While it’s been a non-entity in parts of the Western world for some time now, Sony has confirmed that it will officially pull the plug on the PlayStation Portable this year. The platform holder’s former flagship handheld format originally launched in Japan on 12th December 2004, meaning that it...
News Flash the Cash! Sony Discounts Hundreds of PS4, PS3, and Vita Games in Europe
Don't get too excited about the next-gen selection, though
At this point, we think that it’s probably safe to say that Sony understands the value of a good old fashioned PlayStation Network sale. Realising that it has a bunch of binary code gathering dust on a server somewhere, the platform holder has now opted to hold regular discounts on a...
Store Update 30th April 2014 (Europe)
Yes, feel free to point and laugh at us like The Simpsons character Nelson – we know that we’re extremely late. While we could make up an elaborate tale involving talking rabbits and tea parties to explain away our tardiness, we’re just going to point our finger at that overnight PlayStation 4 showcase instead. It even made us sleep...
Talking Point What Are Your Favourite PlayStation Easter Eggs?
Sunny side up
We all know that Easter eggs are at their absolute best when they’re big, brown, and made out of chocolate. However, just because you can’t beat a sugary oval filled with Cadbury’s finest fondant, doesn’t mean that the tasty treats stashed inside video games aren’t also entertaining. We took a look back at 12 of the very best...
News So, the PSP Almost Matched the Vita's Sales in USA Last Month
The end is nigh
Step out of a New York subway station and you’ll no longer be greeted by a religious zealot with a sandwich board, but instead a dedicated handheld decrier. “Portable consoles are dead,” they’ll scream, pointing to pictures of the PlayStation Vita with a big red line drawn through it. And they may be right, as NPD data has...
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