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  • News Someone Made Super Mario Maker in LittleBigPlanet 3

    Dream big

    Dreams is on the cusp of receiving its Early Access release, and yet even after its impressive beta, people still question the sheer creativity of Media Molecule’s community. Perhaps this LittleBigPlanet 3 level will put things into perspective: it’s Super Mario Maker recreated in Sackboy’s world. Yes, we said Super Mario Maker –...




  • News Phoney PS5 Invites Are Being Sent Out to Press

    They're fake

    PlayStation Meeting invites are beginning to hit the inboxes of games media, but they’re completely fake. Sent from a standard Gmail account as opposed to an official Sony address, the emails promise a 20th February blowout, which will purportedly reveal the “future of PlayStation”. It’s similar to the correspondence the...

  • News Man Gets Suspended Sentence for Trying to Pass Off PS4 as a Bag of Bananas

    Fruit loop

    A French man has been handed a four-month suspended prison sentence for trying to pass off a PlayStation 4 as a bag of produce. The 19-year-old had the crafty idea of putting Sony’s system on a weighing counter intended for fruit and veg, and then paying for it via a self-checkout till. It means that he ended up stumping up around €9...


  • News PS4 Users Are Still Gaming's Biggest W*nkers

    Play your way

    Hugely popular pornography website Pornhub is back again with another annual breakdown. In an impressively detailed report that covers everything from traffic statistics to, er, well, let's not get too graphic, it's revealed that PlayStation 4 users are still gaming's biggest w*nkers. Well done everyone! We've now covered Pornhub's...







  • News Drake's New Record Has a Final Fantasy Jam on It

    Bahamut's plan

    A slow news day story to kickstart your Friday: Drake dropped his new album Scorpion overnight which includes a song named Final Fantasy and appears to sample the legendary video game franchise. Listen carefully to the first portion of the song and you’ll hear a harp, which seems to be lifted from Final Fantasy’s legendary prelude...

  • Feature Our Favourite @KazHiraiCEO Tweets

    "Goodbye consumers of digital entertainment"

    Like many of you, we here at Push Square Towers are deeply saddened by the end of one of the best satirical Twitter accounts, @KazHiraiCEO. Posing as the then-CEO of Sony, the account would post hilarious, witty, and at times biting commentary about the games industry, and it'll be sorely missed. It...

  • News Gran Turismo Spotted in Wreck-It Ralph 2 Trailer

    Epiphany digital

    Wreck-It Ralph 2’s trailer broke the Internet earlier this week, and fans have spent days looking for Easter eggs as the eponymous hero (?) heads down the cyber-highway for an all-new adventure. But one reference that may have been overlooked among Twitter’s iconic blue birds and all of the Disney princesses ever is… Gran...





  • Weirdness Lara Croft Barbie Looks Deep into Your Soul

    You'll want to protect her

    Few things in life are more terrifying that this Tomb Raider-themed Barbie doll, designed to celebrate the release of the new Alicia Vikander movie. Fresh from her roles as an astronaut, vet, and fashion entrepreneur, the popular toy is now taking a turn as archaeologist Lara Croft herself – complete with steely glare...

  • Soapbox I Miss the Mystery of Video Games

    The great unknown

    At the risk of sounding like an old man yelling at a cloud, I don’t half miss the old days. There was a time when the Internet cost a penny a minute (absurd, I know) and I got most of my gaming news from magazines. I always remember having a rough idea in my mind of when E3 was scheduled to take place, and I’d anticipate the...

  • News Dragon Ball FighterZ Goes Big at EVO 2018, Marvel: Infinite Doesn't Make the Cut

    Full lineup revealed

    The official EVO 2018 lineup has been confirmed, with eight fighting games making the cut for the main selection. For those out of the loop, EVO is the world's biggest annual fighting game event -- if a title has its own tournament there, it's usually a good indicator of how healthy its competitive community is. Without further...



  • Feature We Wish You a Merry Christmas

    Compliments of the season to you

    Oh, hello! What are you doing reading Push Square when you should be squabbling with family members and quaffing mince pies? You wanted to see the next entry in our Game of the Year countdown? Fair enough. Well, while you’re here, why don’t you pop off your party hat and indulge us for a minute or two? Merry...

  • News Gravity Rush Fans Fight to Keep Sequel's Servers Online


    On the anniversary of Gravity Rush 2’s release, Sony has announced that it will take the sequel’s servers down. It’s a move that the Japanese giant’s been making more and more often of late, with the likes of Kill Strain and The Tomorrow Children all killed within an outrageously short span of time. In the case of...


  • News Dark Souls in the Style of Cuphead Is a Sight for Sore Eyes

    Prepare to dine

    We all know that video game difficulty has become synonymous with Dark Souls, so it was no surprise to see tough-as-nails Xbox and PC platformer Cuphead labelled the “Dark Souls” of sidescrollers. But what if From Software’s famous action RPG franchise really was rendered in the style of a 1930s, rubber hose cartoon? This...

  • News Missing Bloodborne Monster Finally Hunted Down

    Only took three years

    Bloodborne’s most mysterious monster, believed by many to have been cut from the game entirely, has been discovered almost three years after the critically acclaimed PlayStation 4 exclusive’s release. The Flaming Undead Giant was first sighted at PlayStation Experience all the way back in 2014, but many assumed he had been...



  • News There's, Er, a New PlayStation Credit Card Coming Out

    Flexible friend

    Sony’s bringing out a new PlayStation Credit Card which promises to reward you for your loyalty. Conceived in conjunction with Capital One, the plastic will see you multiplying your Sony Rewards points by up to five times when you use it to purchase PlayStation Store content and other Sony products. You’ll also get triple points...

  • News Single Player Games Are Really Struggling Right Now

    Dark times for offline play

    Are you the kind of person that prefers your games to be single player focused? Do you dislike this whole service-based initiative that many publishers appear to have adopted? Hard luck. In the wake of layoffs at Agents of Mayhem developer Volition, NPD analyst Mat Piscatella has been chatting with Games Beat about the...

  • Weirdness Fake Kaz Hirai Announces His Retirement from Twitter

    But not stepping down until after E3 2018

    One of the few remaining attractions on Twitter, the outstanding CEO Kaz Hirai, has announced his retirement. The best parody account this side of Boring Milner has been a frequent source of hilarity for years now – even catching the eye of the popular ex-PlayStation executive



  • News Gaming Greats Pay Respects to George A. Romero

    Filmmaker passes away aged 77

    George A. Romero, the legendary director behind the Living Dead series of movies, has passed away. The veteran – who appeared as a character in Call of Duty: Black Ops – is considered by many to be the father of the zombie genre, and his enormous influence can be felt all over the video game industry. It’s...



  • News PlayStation Chief Shawn Layden Doesn't Enjoy Gaming Exec Fame

    Meme streak

    They get turned into superheroes in GIFs and some even idolise them, but it’s important to remember that gaming executives are exactly that: gaming executives. They’re hired to make difficult (and, honestly, often boring) business decisions – not act like rock stars. And in a wide-ranging interview with Polygon, current PlayStation...

  • News Grab Some PlayStation Goodies from the New UK Gear Store

    Merch mania

    Once upon time, Sony cut the ribbon on the PlayStation Gear store in the UK – and then swiftly shut up shop. Now it’s back! Live in Britain – as well as France and Germany – the outlet is home to a cavalcade of branded goods, allowing you to bear the logo of your corporate overlords on your hoodie as well as your heart...

  • News UK Retailer GAME's New Elite Scheme Sucks

    Oh dear

    We try to defend specialist stores like GameStop as much as possible here at Push Square because we believe it’s important for the industry to have a major high street presence, but sometimes you’ve got to call a spade a spade, and UK outlet GAME’s new Elite loyalty card absolutely sucks. Like, it beggars belief it’s so bad. So...

  • News This Is What Crash Bandicoot PS4's Case Should Look Like


    Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy is all about N. Ostalgia. Meh, that gag didn’t really work, did it? Anyway, the point is that Naughty Dog’s iconic ‘coot is coming to the PlayStation 4 because so many fans – now with crow’s feet and greying hair – grew up with the character in the 90s. But while we like the title’s boxart,...

  • Video The 7 Best Beards on PS4

    Hot fuzz

    The PlayStation 4 plays host to some pretty impressive facial hair, and we figured it would be fun to round-up the very best beards that can be found on the console. From the feral forests of Kratos’ fuzz to the sultry salt and pepper of Joel’s facial fungus, there’s a style for all on display here – assuming you can actually sprout...



  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn's Aloy Looks Incredible in Hama Beads

    Beaded brilliance

    Remember that gorgeous side-scrolling Horizon: Zero Dawn demake that we posted about a few days ago? Well, now hama bead extraordinaire Dan Silver has transformed it into a glorious work of pixel art hobbycraft. Incredible, right? This isn't the first piece of pixel art that Dan's brought to life using beads, and you can check out...

  • News JonTron's Yooka-Laylee Cameo to Be Patched Out by Playtonic

    In the aftermath of controversial comments

    Playtonic has announced that it will patch out popular YouTube personality Jon 'JonTron' Jafari's cameo from platformer Yooka-Laylee as part of an update. The game – which recently went gold ahead of its 11th April launch date – has presumably already been submitted to platform holders for printing and...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Still Looks Amazing in Pixel Art

    Focus on this

    Horizon: Zero Dawn is hands-down one of the best looking video games ever released, but what if it opted for an almost Game Boy Advance-esque aesthetic? That's what this mock-up by Japanese artist Toyaken21 aims to illustrate – and it's got us drooling over some kind of side-scroller starring Aloy as a result. What do you reckon?...

  • News Meet the Real-Life Aloy from Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Based on Dutch actress Hannah Hoekstra

    We all know that Ashly Burch lent her larynx to bring Horizon: Zero Dawn protagonist Aloy to life, but one thing we weren't aware of is that the character's based upon the likeness of Dutch actress Hannah Hoekstra. Guerrilla Games revealed earlier in the year that it scanned the star's facial features in order...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Accused of Cultural Appropriation

    Guerrilla's latest criticised

    Horizon: Zero Dawn is one of the most progressive games that we've played in some time. We're not going to fawn over it for that reason alone – it also happens to be a brilliant adventure built around some incredibly compelling fiction – but its representation of genders, sexuality, and race is second to none as far...

  • News PlayStation's Still Patting Nintendo on the Back

    Corporate congrats

    Sony congratulated Nintendo on the success of Zelda's reviews yesterday, and it's returned to acknowledge the release of the Switch today. Writing on its official Twitter account to over 13 million followers, it shared the following message: "Today's a big day for Nintendo! Congratulations on launch, we can't wa



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