Tag: E3 2013

  • Interview The Story Behind Sony's Amazing 21-Second Viral Video on Used Games

    The "big, dumb idea" of Adam Boyes

    Sony's E3 2013 press conference lives long in the memory for a number of reasons. It was where Jack Tretton announced that the PlayStation 4 would undercut the Xbox One by $100 at launch. Final Fantasy Versus XIII was reintroduced as Final Fantasy XV, followed up by the reveal of Kingdom Hearts III. And exclusives...

  • News PS4 Nominated Best of Show in E3 2013 Game Critics Awards

    But misses out to Titanfall

    Sony may be eager to not get too excited about its E3 2013 performance, but the PlayStation 4 has already scooped one major victory over the Xbox One. The console has been nominated ‘Best of Show’ in the E3 2013 Game Critics Awards, alongside the

  • News PS4 Doesn't Support Oculus Rift Right Now, But It May Do in the Future

    Smiles all around

    Oculus Rift is the future – at least, that’s what we’re told. The virtual reality headset allows you to explore three-dimensional worlds by looking around you – there’s even a racy role-playing game in production for the hardware. And the functionality could yet be coming to the PlayStation 4, if you read into the smiles...

  • Reaction E3 2013 Uncovers the Trends That Are Poised to Define PS4

    Onwards and upwards

    E3 2013 has come and gone, and while the stage has been once again dominated by the usual corporate chest puffing, there were also a number of new gaming trends on display. Accelerated by the introduction of new hardware, this year's show played host to a slew of fresh technological advancements, all of which look poised to...

  • News Evolution Studios Shooting for 60FPS in PS4 Racer DriveClub

    No promises, though

    DriveClub has had a bit of a strange E3 2013. While most of Sony’s launch window games got lengthy gameplay trailers, the latest racer from Evolution Studios has been restricted to off-screen footage. And that may be for good reason – the Runcorn-based developer was telling attendees at the show that the demo on display was...

  • E3 2013 Respawn Entertainment Not Ruling Out Titanfall for PS4

    Rising expectations

    Titanfall is definitely Microsoft’s big play at capturing the hardcore gaming audience. While exclusives such as Forza Motorsport 5 and Quantum Break look great, the new first-person shooter from Respawn Entertainment sounds like it’s shaping up to be something special. But despite being exclusive to the Xbox platforms and PC...

  • Reaction PS4 Price Advantage Will Prove Pivotal in the Battle Against Xbox One

    Every little helps

    While much of the next generation narrative has been pointed purposefully at digital rights management and used games, arguably the biggest discussion thus far has been left untouched like the awful pizza at a Chinese buffet. SCEA executive Jack Tretton may have revelled in revealing the PlayStation 4’s pro-consumer plans during...

  • News Digital Extremes: PlayStation 4 Is a Dream to Work With, We Love It

    Canadian outfit adores Sony's new system

    The Darkness II developer Digital Extremes has only been working on the PlayStation 4 for about three months, but it’s already pieced together a build of its upcoming free-to-play shooter Warframe for the platform. It’s that kind of efficiency that’s prompted the studio to fall in love with the...

  • E3 2013 Aban Hawkins and the 1,001 Spikes May Make You Mad

    Hop, skip, and dead

    If you’re the type of gamer that enjoys being punished, Nicalis’ upcoming PlayStation Vita platformer Aban Hawkins and the 1,001 Spikes may be right up your alley. The old-school title puts you inside the shoes of an intrepid adventurer armed with a pocketful of daggers and a rather fetching hat. With just 1,001 lives you...

  • E3 2013 Runner 2 Legs It to Vita Later This Year

    Running rings

    The PlayStation 3 version of BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 – Future Legend of Rhythm Alien may still be stuck on the treadmill in Europe, but that’s not stopping the handheld port from crashing onto the PlayStation Vita. Developer Gaijin Games explained on the PlayStation Blog that it’s poured buckets of sweat into creating the...

  • E3 2013 Studio Japan Spent a Year Perfecting Puppeteer's Jump Mechanic

    Practice makes perfect

    Puppeteer is truly shaping up to be something of a dark horse. The moody Studio Japan platformer has been patiently sitting just outside of the spotlight since its announcement at GamesCom last year, but it looks like it’s finally ready to take centre stage. And judging by this live GameSpot demonstration, it’s poised to...

  • Feature Push Square's E3 2013 PlayStation Game of the Show - Final Fantasy XV

    Fabulous supernova

    E3 is always a hotbed of ardently anticipated software, but this year had the added enthusiasm of new hardware in its favour. With the PlayStation 4 set to arrive on store shelves in less than six months’ time, 2013’s showing was awash with visual spectacles running on Sony’s supercharged machine. Alas, the winner of our...

  • Feature Vote for Push Square's E3 2013 PlayStation Game of the Show

    Difficult decision

    Now that the sun has set on E3 2013, we figured that it would be fun to grill you on your game of the show. Embedded below you’ll find a shortlist of 20 of the biggest PS4, PS3, and Vita titles present at this year’s convention. These may not have all been playable on the showfloor, but they all contributed to the event in...

  • E3 2013 Sony Warns That the War Against Xbox One Is Far from Over

    PS4 is in a good position, but there's plenty of work ahead

    Sony may have exited E3 2013 with a broader smile than Microsoft, but a smart Fergal Gara has warned that the console war is far from over yet. The executive – who’s responsible for SCEUK – explained in an interview with MCV that there’s still a long way to go before the PlayStation...

  • E3 2013 Drench Yourself in Watch Dogs' Glorious Next Generation Rain

    Singing in the rain

    Ever since the opening of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, rain has been used as a barometer to judge the quality of a new system’s visuals. Fortunately, upcoming PlayStation 4 release Watch Dogs looks like it’s more than up to the task, with this gameplay demo showing protagonist Aiden Pearce driving through Chicago...

  • E3 2013 Guerrilla Games Talks Vibrant Visuals in Killzone: Shadow Fall Video

    Bright and breezy

    This live Killzone: Shadow Fall demonstration may focus on the footage originally revealed in February, but it includes some great commentary from the developers at Guerrilla Games. In it, the title’s art directors discuss the decision behind returning to Vekta and creating such a colourful world. Is this game on your radar? Let...

  • E3 2013 Diablo III Will Include PlayStation Exclusive Items

    Essential gear

    One of the more muted announcements during Sony’s press conference, the platform holder quietly confirmed that the PlayStation versions of Diablo III will ship with some exclusive loot. But exactly what’s up for grabs? Well, speaking as part of a live interview with the PlayStation Blog, developer Blizzard spilled the beans. The...

  • E3 2013 Aveline's Story Will Continue in Assassin's Creed IV

    But only on PlayStation

    We’ll let you in on a secret: we don’t actually remember what happened at the end of Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation. All that we really recall is that the PlayStation Vita exclusive got so bogged down in its own pseudo-science fiction that it prompted us to describe the storyline as “incomprehensible” in our...

  • E3 2013 You'll Be Able to Replay Knack as a Vampire and More

    Mark Cerny talks mascot characters

    Knack’s unashamedly the most basic title announced for the PlayStation 4 – but that’s clearly by design. Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has frequently compared the release to Crash Bandicoot in various interviews, and that’s a trait that game director Mark Cerny echoes in this lengthy interview...

  • Feature Sony's E3 2013 Showcase - Did It Meet Our Expectations?

    Chewing over the PS4, PS3, and Vita's offerings

    And in the blink of an eye, that’s E3 done and dusted. Much like any big annual event, the build-up to this year’s show far outweighed the actual proceedings, with the event long over before we could even utter the words ‘Digital Rights Management’. Still, the common reaction seems to suggest...

  • E3 2013 Need for Speed: Rivals Footage Shows Some Stellar Lighting Effects

    Coast to coast

    There may well be yet another Need for Speed game on the horizon, but at least this one is packing some fancy next generation lighting effects. This first footage of the upcoming Need for Speed: Rivals is practically bursting with visual pizzazz, with dramatic thunderstorms, police car sirens, and bright tunnels all on display. The...

  • E3 2013 More Than 500 Developers Are Working on the PS4

    Chomping at the bit

    If you were worried that the PlayStation 4 could fall victim to a pesky software drought, we reckon that it’s probably best if you put those concerns to the back of your mind. An updated press release published by Sony has revealed that a whopping 505 developers are currently actively producing or planning content for the next...

  • E3 2013 Sony Kicking Roll7 Some Cash to Build OlliOlli for Vita

    Let's get tricky

    Roll7’s side scrolling skater simulation OlliOlli may not officially be a part of Sony’s indie Pub Fund initiative, but the manufacturer is paying for the PlayStation Vita platformer’s development all the same. Company director Thomas Hegarty confirmed the snippet in an interview with Joystiq, adding that the studio will...

  • E3 2013 Watch the World Burn in Battlefield 4 Gameplay Footage

    Massive action game

    Activision’s quickly running out of excuses for Call of Duty: Ghosts’ disappointing visuals. While we’ve given the franchise the benefit of the doubt on the basis of its superior framerate in the past, DICE has now confirmed that Battlefield 4 will run at 60 frames-per-second on the PlayStation 4. Furthermore, it will do so...

  • E3 2013 Rocksmith 2014 Edition Plays a Power Chord on PS3

    Turn it up to eleven

    The music game genre may have flopped like a manufactured boy band, but Ubisoft’s guitar guide game Rocksmith has shredded out a niche all of its own. As such, it’s no surprise to see the series make a comeback with Rocksmith 2014 Edition, which is set to release on the PlayStation 3 later this year. Much like its...

  • E3 2013 Plunder This Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Gameplay Trailer

    "Shiver me timbers, it's freezing"

    While the live gameplay demo for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag may have sunk like a great galleon during Sony’s press conference earlier in the week, this pre-recorded offering at least allows you to experience the full sequence without the cut-scenes crashing. We appreciate the requests for the series to...

  • E3 2013 PlanetSide 2 Will Look the Part on PlayStation 4

    MMO will support Remote Play on Vita

    Not only will Sony Online Entertainment’s free-to-play first-person shooter PlanetSide 2 look stunning on the PlayStation 4, but you’ll also be able to play it anywhere in your house courtesy of the next generation console’s Remote Play compatibility with the PlayStation Vita. As part of a brief report on...

  • Feature What Was Your Favourite PS4 Game Reveal at E3 2013?

    Decisions, decisions

    While the PlayStation 4 was undoubtedly one of the biggest stories at this year’s E3, there wasn’t really much in the way of new software announcements for the next generation console. A lot of the content on offer had been revealed previously, be it at Sony’s lengthy PlayStation Meeting earlier in the year, or in the...

  • E3 2013 Wonderbook: Walking with Dinosaurs Roars onto PS3

    Jurassic park

    It almost feels like prehistoric times since we last got an update on Wonderbook: Walking with Dinosaurs. Fortunately, the game is still very much in development – as evidenced by this brand new trailer. The title will see you assume the role of a budding archaeologist, as you chisel away at rocks for clues pertaining to legendary...

  • E3 2013 Sony Brews Wonderbook: Book of Potions for PlayStation 3

    Pass the Polyjuice

    After last year’s drawn out Wonderbook: Book of Spells unveiling, Sony has somewhat swept its successor Wonderbook: Book of Potions under the carpet. The sequel follows in the same footsteps as its forerunner, augmenting you with access to Zygmunt Budge’s recipe book. As opposed to learning spells, though, the tome will teach...

  • E3 2013 Invizimals Reappears on PS3 and Vita in October

    All around you

    While it’s true that Sony’s casual monster catching series Invizimals hasn’t quite taken off to the extent that the platform holder probably expected, it does have a very loyal following in parts of continental Europe – and the company’s clearly aiming to double-down on that fanbase this October, with two new titles for the...

  • E3 2013 Polyphony Won't Keep You Waiting for Gran Turismo 6 on PS4

    Keep your driving gloves close by

    Polyphony Digital has added more weight to the reports that Gran Turismo 6 is set to park onto the PlayStation 4 at some point. Chatting with Japanese publication 4Gamer.net at E3 2013, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi explained that a next generation version of the racer will “appear naturally” in the near...

  • Reaction There Is One Thing That Sony Could Learn from Microsoft at E3 2013

    Taking notes

    This year’s E3 was very special for PlayStation. Despite dominating the industry with the PSone and the PlayStation 2, the company has assumed the role of an underdog at times during this generation. While the PlayStation 3 has played host to some phenomenal games – and posted some impressive sales figures in the process –...

  • E3 2013 Shigeru Miyamoto Enjoys a Moment with Tearaway

    Luminary dips into Media Molecule's latest

    If there was one PlayStation game that we’d expect Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto to target during his time exploring Sony’s E3 2013 booth, it’s Tearaway. The colourful PlayStation Vita platformer is definitely in the Super Mario creator’s wheelhouse, boasting a vibrant world built entirely out of...

  • Live Watch the PlayStation E3 2013 Livecast Right Here - Day Three

    Still rollin'

    As the sun sets on E3 for another year, Sony's still got a full day of live streaming lined up from the PlayStation E3 2013 booth. Titles on display today include Gran Turismo 6, Daylight, and Octodad. Naughty Dog will also be putting in an appearance towards the end of the day, and there'll be a brief look at Dragon's Crown and

  • E3 2013 Sony's Not Going to Lock Entertainment Apps Behind a Paywall

    Publishers will be able to decide if free-to-play titles require PS Plus

    Despite requiring a PlayStation Plus subscription to play PlayStation 4 titles online, Sony won’t be locking streaming services such as Netflix behind a paywall. One of the biggest criticisms of Microsoft’s policy with the Xbox 360 – and presumably Xbox One – is that it...

  • E3 2013 inFAMOUS: Second Son's Plot Was Dictated by Trophy Data

    You played a part

    While inFAMOUS: Second Son may not be a reboot in the traditional sense, it definitely represents a new beginning for the superhero series. Throughout the PlayStation 4 exclusive, you’ll assume the role of Delsin Rowe, a twenty-something tearaway who hopes to ‘stick it to the man’ with his smoke powers. But why did Sucker...

  • E3 2013 Contrast Steps Out of the Shadows on the PlayStation 4

    Light and dark

    Contrast, developer Compulsion Games’ intriguing romp through the early twenties, is set to shine its spotlight on the PlayStation 4. The game – which employs a combination of light and shadow to create platforming puzzles – has already been confirmed for the PlayStation 3, but the Canadian outfit is expanding to the next...

  • E3 2013 This Is How You Actually Play Beyond: Two Souls

    In case you weren't sure

    Quantic Dream doesn’t do conventional gaming. As such, one of the most common questions pertaining to Beyond: Two Souls relates to how you actually play it. Fortunately, the Parisian studio has recognised that, and has released this helpful ‘how to’ video, which outlines the upcoming adventure’s mechanics and control...

  • E3 2013 Sorry, Gears of War: Redux Is Not Coming to PS4

    Epic squashes rumour

    While there’s a small chance that a future instalment in the Gears of War franchise could come to the PlayStation 4, developer Epic Games has ruled out a rumour that’s doing the rounds right now. Chatting with IGN, the company said that the supposed Gears of War: Redux logo pictured – which hints at a PS4 release – is...

  • E3 2013 What's Tom Clancy's The Division All About?

    The game that's on everyone's lips

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past few days, you’ll probably have heard of Tom Clancy’s The Division. The latest title from Swedish outfit Massive Entertainment aims to deliver an online open world RPG set in a dilapidated New York City. The game’s due out next year on the PlayStation 4. The...

  • E3 2013 Pinball Heroes Complete Is Set to Nudge Vita

    Balls of steel

    With both The Pinball Arcade and Zen Pinball 2 in its library, the PlayStation Vita already offers a perfect home for a host of pinball tables. But platform holder Sony is set to add eight more layouts to the console’s catalogue, courtesy of Pinball Heroes Complete. For those out of the loop, the former PlayStation Portable title...

  • E3 2013 Destiny of Spirits Sends You Soul Searching

    Free-to-play title coming to Vita soon

    Destiny of Spirits isn’t quite the PlayStation 4 epic that we imagined when it was first leaked. Instead, it’s a free-to-play social RPG for the PlayStation Vita, which sees you assembling an army of elemental spectres in order to penetrate increasingly challenging enemy defences. The game’s being...

  • E3 2013 This Secret Relic Resembles a Knack Trailer

    Friendly giant

    We’re still not sure about Knack. While it’s the product of platformer guru Mark Cerny – who’s worked on everything from Sonic the Hedgehog to Ratchet & Clank – something about the art style puts us off. Worse still, the gameplay appears to resemble those awful werehog segments from Sonic Unleashed that everyone seemed...

  • E3 2013 Don't Worry, Twitch Could Still Come to PS4

    Streaming like a machine

    While you’ll be able to broadcast live gameplay from your PlayStation 4 to Ustream, slightly more popular service Twitch is off the cards for the time being. However, despite Microsoft insinuating that it had locked up support with the online streaming site, company vice president of marketing Matthew DiPietro has...

  • E3 2013 Sony's Decided to Boost Internal Sales Estimates for PS4

    Pretty much on cloud nine

    Oh to be a fly on the wall at Sony right now. The company may not have had the greatest E3 showing in memory, but it absolutely smashed it out of the park on the points that mattered – and it’s riding out of this year’s convention on a rainbow coloured unicorn as a result. We already reported earlier that

  • E3 2013 What Do You Get in the PS Plus Version of DriveClub?

    Prologue edition

    During its press conference earlier in the week, Sony announced that PlayStation Plus subscribers will get a free version of DriveClub for the PlayStation 4. However, it used very specific language during that part of the presentation, making it seem like a stripped back version of the game would be up for grabs. As anticipated,...

  • E3 2013 Killzone: Shadow Fall Takes Place on Large, Non-Linear Maps

    Fighting a different battle

    Killzone: Shadow Fall may have prompted you to groan when it was unveiled in February for the PlayStation 4, but this is not an average first-person shooter. Unlike previous entries in the franchise, the action will take place in non-linear maps as opposed to claustrophobic corridors, allowing you to decide how you want...

  • E3 2013 PS4 Pre-Orders Soar After Sony's Press Conference

    Shooting for the stars

    Despite lagging behind the Xbox One at some UK retailers prior to E3 2013, pre-orders for the PlayStation 4 have practically exploded following the platform’s impressive showing in Los Angeles. Blockbuster – who were recently

  • Live Watch the PlayStation E3 2013 Livecast Right Here - Day Two

    Rollin', rollin'

    Sony's live coverage from PlayStation's E3 2013 booth is continuing today, with gameplay demonstrations for DriveClub, Watch Dogs, and Killzone: Shadow Fall. There'll also be a quick look at three free-to-play titles: Warframe, Blacklight Retribution, and