Tag: E3 2014
News Sony Apologises for Powers E3 2014 Press Conference Error
As we outlined in a recent article, E3 press conferences are becoming increasingly odd. While we still very much refer to them as ‘media briefings’, the live streamed nature of these events mean that we’re becoming increasingly less tolerant of, well, anything that’s not game footage. As a consequence, Sony has been berated over...
Talking Point Should Sony Ditch E3 Stage Shows Like Nintendo?
A different direction
Very few people earnestly enjoy change. This author gets the jitters if Chart-Track’s weekly UK sales data isn’t ready to write about first thing on a Monday morning, and don’t even mention routine rupturing Bank Holidays. It was little wonder, then, that the web was awash with cynicism last year when Nintendo opted to...
Video What Were the Five Best PS4 Games at E3 2014?
You should know, you picked them
Remember our super-duper E3 2014 poll which we may or may not have forgotten to include Mortal Kombat X in? Well, we used that to help us pick our PlayStation Game of the Show. And now, because we were always taught to reuse waste, we’re milking the results one more time with this, well, super-duper look at the top...
News Nintendo Thumps PlayStation in E3 2014 Twitter Head-to-Head
Sony may be winning the hardware sales war with the PlayStation 4, but it couldn’t overcome Nintendo in the great Twitter battle of E3 2014. According to social media intelligence analytics provider Crimson Hexagon, a whopping 47 per cent of related tweets posted during last week’s convention referenced the Wii U maker, with its...
Push Rewind Everything You Need to Know About E3 2014
That's a wrap
And so, much to this writer’s relief and disappointment, E3 2014 is over. It’s been a show of re-releases, retreads, and some genuine surprises, but sleepless nights aside, we’d be lying if we said that we hadn’t enjoyed it. Between the drama of the big press conferences, the glimpses of upcoming releases, and unrivalled access...
E3 2014 How Does Minecraft Look on the PlayStation Vita?
A lot like Minecraft
Sony may have gone another E3 without really explaining how it attempts to revive the fortunes of its failing handheld format, but there was a PlayStation Vita killer app at its booth – the company just forgot to tell everyone. Assuming that it handles the release properly, Minecraft: PS Vita Edition has the potential to be a...
E3 2014 Sony Promises to Let You Know if The Last Guardian Gets Cancelled
Don't get in a flap
The Last Guardian has not been cancelled. Sony has reiterated on multiple occasions this week that the title is still in development, and it gains absolutely nothing from stringing fans along and lying about that fact. In fact, chatting with Polygon, affable executive Shuhei Yoshida h
E3 2014 Don't Panic, Ubisoft Has Plenty of Plans for Assassin's Creed on PS3
New information coming soon
As it currently stands, the monumentally successful Assassin's Creed franchise has only been confirmed for the PlayStation 4, with the co-op outing Unity set to launch later this year. Indeed, Ubisoft marketing executive Tony Key has assured us that the title has been built from the ground up with t
E3 2014 Get the Flock Outta Here! Farming Simulator 15 Sows Its Seed on PS4
If you were feeling a little underwhelmed by this year’s E3, then we’ve got news that will almost certainly enhance your mood: Farming Simulator 15 is coming to the PlayStation 4. Quietly announced for Sony’s next-gen super machine – as well as the PlayStation 3 – during this week’s Los Angeles-based event, the release will...
E3 2014 Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and Left This Trailer Behind
The end of the world as we know it
It’s been quite a while since we last got a glimpse of Brighton-based developer The Chinese Room’s forthcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – and it looks like you may have to wait a little while longer for a proper look at the next-gen release. The company’s released a brand...
E3 2014 Sony Says It Won't Ever Force Microtransactions into Its Games
Microtransactions are a mainstay in the current console climate, but Sony says that it won’t ever shoehorn the contentious mini-payments into its games. Speaking with GameSpot, software product development head Scott Rohde coolly claimed that the company will only employ the real world purchases where it makes sense – and even then...
E3 2014 You Should Expect More PS4 Announcements at GamesCom and TGS
Sony's only getting started
Sony rarely shows its entire hand during a single press conference, and so you should already have expected it to make more PlayStation 4 announcements at GamesCom and the Tokyo Game Show later this year. However, in case you had any doubt, a jubilant Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has hinted in an interview...
E3 2014 Minecraft PS4 Trailer Focuses on PlayStation's Famous Faces
Build me up, buttercup
There are more than a few familiar faces in this brand new trailer for Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition. The next-gen blockbuster – which is due out in August – shows Kratos, Ellie, Ratchet, and the Journeyer from, er, Journey buccaneering in Mojang’s blocky world, and uncovering a number of PlayStation themed artifacts...
Talking Point How Did the Three Major Manufacturers Fare at E3 2014?
Compare and contrast
E3 2014 is over, and we’re breaking the fabric of time and space in order to celebrate. In this inaugural cross-platform, cross-network, cross-website extravaganza, the editors of Nintendo Life, Pure Xbox, and, er, Push Square have put aside their boxing gloves, and joined forces to bring you this industry wide look at all...
Feature Push Square's E3 2014 PlayStation Game of the Show - No Man's Sky
Sky's the limit
No Man’s Sky is not a reality television contestant, but it would make a darn good one if it was. Anyone that’s ever watched the X-Factor or America’s Got Talent will know that media mogul Simon Cowell adores a good ‘rags to riches’ story from time to time, and Hello Games’ ambitious sci-fi escapade is a shining example...
E3 2014 A Staggering Number of Xbox Fans Have Converted to PS4, Says Sony
The tide has turned
While Sony's E3 2014 press conference may have been bogged down by needless corporate numbers, there was just no way that we could pass up on this juicy statistic. Speaking with Kotaku, PlayStation America marketing executive John Koller stated that the PlayStation 4 has
E3 2014 God of War III Director Stig Asmussen Swaps Titans for Titans
Sony Santa Monica veteran joins Respawn Entertainment
God of War III director Stig Asmussen’s rumoured sci-fi PlayStation 4 exclusive may have been cancelled, but the talented developer has wasted no time landing back on his feet, revealing that he has hooked up with Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment. According to
E3 2014 PS4 Spin-Off inFAMOUS: First Light Fetches Some Snowy Locales
Bright and beautiful
PlayStation 4 spin-off inFAMOUS: First Light was always going to get a little overshadowed by the likes of Bloodborne and LittleBigPlanet 3, but that doesn’t mean that the standalone expansion isn’t shaping up extremely nicely indeed. The title aims to depict pink-haired protagonist Abigail ‘Fetch’ Walker’s transition...
E3 2014 Leaked Bloodborne Trailer Reveals Repulsive Bosses
You didn’t think that Bloodborne was going to stop leaking now that it’s been officially announced, did you? Hot on the heels of this week’s reveal, the full Project Beast trailer – which kicked up a s
E3 2014 Is Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Further into Production Than We Think?
Before or after The Last Guardian?
The legend of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD's localisation stretches as far back as the Japanese release, following the rumours that it had been fully translated and dubbed. Two years later, with the announcement of the PlayStation 4 remake of the PlayStation Portable exclusive, it turns out that they were true. Since...
E3 2014 Payday 2 Runs Away with Your Money on PS4
Everybody put your hands up
Overkill Studios’ popular co-operative stealing simulator Payday 2 is heading to the PlayStation 4, with the freshly adopted Crimewave Edition moniker. According to Eurogamer.net, it will come bundled with “enhanced features and a stash of new content”, though it’s not entirely clear what that will entail. We...
E3 2014 LA Times Thinks That Nintendo Made the White PS4
Let them dream
As the video game industry has grown, the mainstream media’s coverage of the medium has certainly improved – but that hasn’t prevented the LA Times from dropping a clanger of epic proportions in its piece about E3 2014. Our friends over at Nintendo Life spotted a
E3 2014 Why Do PlayStation 4 Games Keep Getting Delayed?
Shuhei Yoshida speaks
Back when Sony announced the PlayStation 4, the platform holder declared that the system would offer an easy environment for developers to make games. Marble Madness maker Mark Cerny, who worked as the lead architect on the next-gen super machine, even touched upon the console’s ‘Time to Triangle’, demonstrating how much...
Talking Point What Does E3 2014 Tell Us About the Future of the PlayStation Vita?
Ask a non-gamer to yawn through Sony’s meaty E3 2014 press conference, and they’ll probably come away with the assumption that the Japanese giant is a single console manufacturer. Much like Microsoft before it, the PlayStation 3 barely registered as a blip during its media briefing, and the PlayStation Vita only obtained a...
Round Up What Happened During PlayStation's E3 2014 Press Conference?
The big one
It may feel like a distant memory now, but Sony’s big E3 2014 press conference only occurred a few days ago. Admittedly, we’ve been tardier than a London bus when it comes to getting a quality recap up, but, hey, it’s been a busy few days. A small delay is better than a big one, though, so just in case you missed anything from this...
Poll What Was Your Favourite PlayStation Game of E3 2014?
Retreads and re-releases have certainly been the theme of E3 2014, but that doesn’t mean that the colossal convention has failed to deliver on all of its hype. All of the major manufacturers laid on largely compelling press conferences, with the wide roster of next-gen releases arguably stealing the show. With all of the big...
E3 2014 Does The Last of Us Remastered Really Look Prettier on PS4?
The Last of Us is arguably the best looking game available on the PlayStation 3, so it’s hard to imagine it looking much better. However, that’s exactly what Naughty Dog’s promising with its upcoming PlayStation 4 port of the post-apocalyptic escapade, The Last of Us Remastered. The big question is: will you be able to spot the...
E3 2014 You'll All Be the Same Guy in Assassin's Creed: Unity's Multiplayer
We're sure you've already seen the footage of Assassin's Creed: Unity's multiplayer by now, demonstrated during Monday's press conferences. Since then, it's spawned queries around the internet as to whether our online appearance will be as varied as in previous titles. In a statement made by Ubisoft to Kotaku, there will be no running a
E3 2014 Fight Alongside Your Favourite Characters in Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment
When it was announced that Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment was being released for the PS Vita this summer, the reveal lacked one major detail in particular, and that was the title's storyline. Thankfully, a new E3 trailer has materialized to try and help plug all those narrative gaps. Following the original plot in which players...
E3 2014 Free-to-Play MMORPG Kingdoms Under Fire II Brings Insanely Huge Battles to PS4
Begin the march
Massive multilayer online games — or MMOs — often create something of a predicament with the average gamer. Titles like Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn offer robust and polished experiences, but the thought of a monthly subscription fee is usually enough to turn many would-be adventures away. With the advent of the...
E3 2014 This Project Morpheus Minigame May Sell You on PS4's Virtual Reality Headset
Sony revealed during its E3 2014 press conference that it would have a couple of new Project Morpheus demos on display at its booth, and one of them is called Street Luge. A relatively simple idea, the title sees you lying back on a reclined chair and steering a sled down a busy road. The action takes place from a first-person...
E3 2014 This Sheep Won't Be the Only One Flying in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
We love to have a little fun with our games here at Push Square, and a first look at Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's gameplay shows our antics won't be limited to killing guards while they drool over naughty magazines. Over on Konami's YouTube channel, dedicated fans were able to get a sneak peek at the exclusive 30 minute de
E3 2014 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Will Be the Last in the Series, Hints Nolan North
Going out on a bang
Nolan North, the voice actor behind just about every video game protagonist ever – including Nathan Drake – has recently said that he believes Uncharted 4: A Thief's End will be the last game in the popular series. Speaking with IGN, the smooth sounding star stated that he hopes the franchise stays in the right hands. "If...
E3 2014 This Footage Proves That The Order: 1886 Is PS4's Prettiest Game
Between the likes of Bloodborne, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, and The Order: 1886, cobbled pavements are definitely back in vogue on the PlayStation 4. But it’s the latter’s Victorian corridors that look the most next-gen of all, as this impressive gameplay demo shows off Ready at Dawn’s jaw dropping
E3 2014 PS4 Exclusive Bloodborne Will Force You to Think on Your Feet
Combat to be much quicker
If you’re not especially fond of the often plodding pace of Demon’s Souls, then you may be pleased to learn that upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne is plotting a much more active approach to combat. Speaking with Famitsu magazine, director Hidetaka Miyazaki explained that you’ll need to think much faster in...
E3 2014 Diablo III on PS4 Loots Popular PlayStation Properties
The Last of Us along for the ride
It feels like an eternity ago, but Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition was one of the titles announced for the PlayStation 4 during the next-gen system’s coming out party last February. With the title finally due out on 19th August, developer Blizzard Entertainment has at last revealed the fruits of its partnership...
E3 2014 Sony Embraces PS4 Live Streaming with The Playroom's Set Maker DLC
Sometimes companies create unexpected phenomenons, and The Playroom has definitely become that for Sony. Originally intended as an internal showcase for the DualShock 4, the platform holder eventually opted to bundle the application with each PlayStation 4 as an incentive to purchase the PlayStation Camera. However, following the...
E3 2014 Project Morpheus Title The Assembly Drags You into a Strange, Scientific World
We were expecting a greater emphasis on PlayStation 4’s virtual reality headset Project Morpheus during Sony’s E3 2014 press conference earlier this week, but the headset hasn’t been forgotten entirely. In addition to showing a couple of new demos at its booth, PlayStation Home developer nDreams has also announced a brand new...
E3 2014 Destiny Will Be PS4's Biggest System Seller This Year, Says Sony
Place your bets
If platform holder Sony was sitting around a roulette wheel, it would have placed all of its chips on Activision’s first-person shooter Destiny. The manufacturer has been promoting Bungie’s ambitious escapade as if it were an exclusive, and the company expects the title – alongside the likes of The Last of Us: Remastered, Call...
E3 2014 Your First Official Look at PS4's Bloodborne Is Brutal and Beautiful
Sony’s not quite ready to properly show From Software’s next-gen debut Bloodborne to the public yet, but it has provided the press with a behind-the-scenes taste at E3 2014. Fortunately, as part of a PlayStation Blog livestream earlier today, the platform holder offered the sneakiest of peeks at what the PlayStation 4 exclusive...
E3 2014 Grand Theft Auto V to Score Special Surprise if You Buy on PS4
Sony was given the unique privilege of announcing Grand Theft Auto V for the PlayStation 4, so it’s little wonder that it’s cooking up something special for the next-gen port. Speaking with Kotaku, marketing executive John Koller hinted that there’s a special bonus in the pipeline for those who purchase the re-release on its...
E3 2014 Our JRPG Heroes Duke it Out Once Again in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax's Newest Trailer
Arguably one of the weirdest genre collisions of recent times returns with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. This free-for-all brawler created by Arc System Works of BlazBlue fame features its own unique storyline which ties into the Persona series. Featuring characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4, you can re-imagine battles that you could...
E3 2014 How Much Better Does Grand Theft Auto V Look on PS4?
Night and day
We’d never proclaim to being graphical geniuses here at Push Square towers – after all, there are better sources for that. However, we can certainly spot the difference between most PlayStation 3 games and their next-gen counterparts, with the recently announced PlayStation 4 edition of Grand Theft Auto V being the latest example...
E3 2014 This 7 Minute Destiny Trailer Tells You Everything You Need to Know
Pick of destiny
Ever since its original reveal, it feels like developer Bungie has struggled to really describe Destiny. It's part FPS and part RPG, but you'll still find people all around the web with unanswered questions. With a PlayStation 4 alpha test running over the weekend and the title's beta launching next mon
Talking Point Why Is Sony Saving Its PS4 Reveals Until the Last Minute?
Let it cook
There was a sense of disbelief when LittleBigPlanet 3’s logo nonchalantly appeared on Sony’s sizeable E3 2014 press conference screen. These media briefings have become so pre-meditated over the years that it’s often easy to predict the types of titles that are going to be shown – after all, our pre-show predic
E3 2014 Did You Miss the Interview with Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX's Co-Director?
We've got you covered
There’s so much happening at E3 that it can be hard to try and see everything. Over on the Square Enix Presents E3 Channel, Kingdom Hearts co-director Tai Yasue answered questions sent in by fans about the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. With his team having worked on the original Birth by Sleep, as well as the more...
E3 2014 What Ever Happened to Suda 51's PS4 Exclusive Lily Bergamo?
He let it die
In arguably the most disturbing reveal of Sony's E3 press conference this year, Suda51 debuted a trailer for his newest game Let It Die. However, the ambitious auteur was also previously known to be working on the PlayStation 4 exclusive action title Lily Bergamo. What's more, the presumably bonkers brawler was set to release sometime...
E3 2014 LittleBigPlanet 3 May Not Strictly Be Exclusive to PS4
Seems like there's a PS3 version, too
While it has been rumoured in the past, the announcement of LittleBigPlanet 3 at E3 2014 this week was arguably the biggest surprise of the show. Demonstrated live on the PlayStation 4,
E3 2014 Soak Up the Stunning Sights of Chile in PS4 Racer DriveClub
Wish you were here
Given the delay to PlayStation 4 racer DriveClub, it didn’t play a huge role in platform holder Sony’s big E3 2014 press conference – but that doesn’t mean that the Evolution Studios developed exclusive isn’t enjoying a sizeable presence on the show floor. The title’s now looking every inch the next-gen jaw dropper...
E3 2014 Free PS4 Exclusive Deep Down Still Looks Gorgeous in This E3 Trailer
Release date still uncomfirmed
Free-to-play dungeon crawler Deep Down may not have been present for Sony's big E3 press conference, but rest assured, the Japanese giant hasn't forgotten about the game. A new trailer has recently been released which shows off various different locations in the title, narrated by an incredibly dramatic voice-over...